Recent Reviews

Roederer Estate

Brut Multi Vintage

Wine Spectator - T.F. December 21, 2016

90 Points SMART BUY Elegantly balances lively crispness with plush, rich fruit and notes of fresh cherry, baked apple and brioche, ending with a long, minerally finish.

Roederer Estate

Brut Rosé Multi Vintage

Wine Spectator - T.F. December 21, 2016

90 Points Expressive and festive, backed by good structure with aromas of strawberry and gingerbread leading to crisp, plush red apple and spice flavors.

Delas Freres

Hermitage 'Les Bessards' 2013

vinousmedia.com - Josh Raynolds March 28, 2016

95 Points "Inky ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur, peppery spices and fresh flowers, backed by a hint of olive. Supple and appealingly sweet, offering intense, deeply concentrated blackberry and violet pastille flavors and a suggestion of star anise. Finishes pure, sweet and energetic on the penetrating finish, showing outstanding focus and slow-building tannins."

Dominus Estate

Dominus 2013

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling January 16, 2016

100 Points "The aromas to this are multidimensional and fascinating with black truffles, bark, cloves, black currants and citrus - even ginseng. Full-bodied, yet reserved, even austere, with chewy and powerful tannins that remain polished and refined. The flavors are more umami and savory. Then there's forest fruits and red orange undertones. It lasts for minutes. A wine to age for a lifetime. It's an experience to taste this. A new classic showing its history and tradition as a source of the greatest wines ever from Napa. A wine to always enjoy."

Dominus Estate

Dominus 2012

Wine Enthusiast - Virginie Boone December 31, 2015

95 Points Editors' Choice "A magical blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, this estate-crafted blend exudes elegance, etching out silos of herb, lavender, cedar and earth around savory-laced texture. A powerful concentration of dark chocolate appears on the lengthy finish, the wine sourced from dry-farmed, impeccably tended vines."

Champagne Louis Roederer

Rosé Vintage 2010

Wine & Spirits - Joshua Greene December 01, 2015

96 Points Year's BestChampagne "Roederer invested in a separate winery to produce its rosé, the facility completed in 2007, taking its classic saignee method wines to a new level. An estate-grown blend of pinot noir from the clay soils of Cumieres with chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs, this is an extraordinary vintage of Roederer Rosé. it's a lithe wine, compelling for its precision rather than for any stylized complexity. In fact, it feels simple, naked, capturing the freshness of the grapes in pale pink energy. The transparent cherry and Honeycrisp apple flavors are inherently balanced and hard to resist."

Ramos Pinto

30-Year Tawny Non Vintage

Wine & Spirits - Joshua Greene December 01, 2015

95 Points Year's Best Port "As an outsider, it's easy to know it when you taste it. There's no mistaking the freshness in this wine, though it lives mysteriously in complete harmony with its aged character, provoking an immediate sense of pleasure (the yum response) followed by an extended moment of meditation. Are you tasting dried cherries? Smelling the scent of mushrooms in the forest? The fresh zest of an orange or the mineral sense of tannins turned to silk? Whatever that fragrant, delicate thing may be, it's likely to catch your attention and hold it, suspending time while you think about another sip."

Roederer Estate

L'Ermitage 2007

Wine Enthusiast - Jim Gordon November 19, 2015

95 Points #36 of Top 100 2015 "Very fruity and fresh in aroma, this elegant wine has light, crisp apple and lemon flavors, fresh-baked bread accents and lively acidity. A layered texture seems to blend in accents of almond and vanilla, increasing complexity with each sip. It's one of California's bluechip bubblies."

Champagne Louis Roederer

Cristal 2007

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling November 18, 2015

96 Points "Aromas of ginger, sliced dried pineapple, mango and tea. Full-bodied, dense and intense. Really fresh and delicious. Tangy acidity. Very long and flavorful finish. A vibrant and delicious Cristal. Hard to decide if this is better than or the same as 2005. Drink or hold."

Dominus Estate

Dominus 2012

The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker October 30, 2015

98 Points "The exuberance and drama in the stunning nose of the dense plum-colored 2012 Dominus offers up notes of Asian spice, ripe, black currants, kirsch, tobacco leaf and Christmas fruitcake. It is full-bodied and opulent, with no hard edges, a seamless integration of acidity, wood and tannin and a density and richness that are built to go on for 25-30 years."