November 15, 2023 96 Points, Collectibles Wine Spectator

“This mouthwatering Champagne has an ethereal quality, with a frame of chiseled acidity and focused precision to the pointillisme-like, vibrant mousse. Yet this shows depth and generous expression, with the finely spun notes of patisserie apple and blackberry fruit opening beautifully on the palate and through the minerally finish, with notes of grated ginger, blood orange granita, salted Marcona almond and anise. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2035.”

October 31, 2023 92 Points Wine Spectator

“A savory version, displaying macerated cherry and currant fruit aligned with eucalyptus, rosemary and earth flavors. Dense and lively, ending with a solid grip of tannins. Fresh and on the austere side. Best from 2026 through 2042.”

October 15, 2023 89 Points, Best Values Wine Spectator

“A well-crafted red, with bitter cherry and plum coursing alongside earthy undertones of licorice root and singed alder. Fresh and vivid, with black pepper, anise and menthol lining the mesquite-kissed finish. Syrah and Grenache. Drink now.”

October 2023 95 Points, Editors' Choice Wine Enthusiast

“Spine-tingling acidity and a creamy, viscous texture make for a heck of a nice combination. This wine has aromas of yellow apple, pear tart, butterscotch and treacle. Frisky little bubbles attempt to emerge from thick flavors of lychee and pear gelato, with a touch of cinnamon.”

October 2023 94 Points, Top 100 Winery of 2023 Wine & Spirits

“Darrin Low blends this organically farmed fruit from two estate vineyards—Walraven in the hills above Boonville (61 percent) and Dach, surrounding the winery in Philo (39 percent). The wine ferments without added yeasts in barrels (10 percent new), then ages in them for 10 months, where the flavors concentrate into an earthy, airy, long and graceful chardonnay at 12.5 percent alcohol. The fruit has a range of citrus notes, from orange zest to lime pith and light, dusty tannins carrying notes of lemon meringue, giving a sweet and savory end. Pour it with roasted wild mushrooms, like chicken of the woods.”

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