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90 points

The Wine Advocate

2018 AVETA Sauvignon Blanc

Made up of 92% Sauvignon Blanc and 8% Sauvignon Musqué, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Aveta delivers bold notes of wild thyme, yuzu zest and lime leaves with a core of green apples and gooseberries. Medium-bodied and refreshing, with energetic citrus and herbal flavors, it finishes long with a white pepper note coming through.

November 2019

92 points

The Wine Advocate

2017 ARCADIA VINEYARD Chardonnay

The 2017 Chardonnay Arcadia Vineyard leaps from the glass with vibrant notions of white peaches, guava and lemon curd plus hints of crème brûlée, honeyed toast, cedar and mandarin peel. Medium to full-bodied, it has a pleasant oiliness to the texture and bags of flavor, finishing long and toasty.

November 2019

91 points

Wine Enthusiast

2017 AVETA Sauvignon Blanc

This has 10% Sauvignon Musqué, 3% Sémillon and 1% Muscat Canelli. Together, the grapes provide an experience of floral melon, stone fruit and white flower, a pungent nuttiness contributing additional complexity. The midpalate is steely and high toned in citrus. —V.B.

June 2019

90 points

The Wine Advocate

2017 KARIA Chardonnay

The 2017 Chardonnay Karia features grapefruit, lime cordial and orange blossoms with marzipan and beeswax hints on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with lovely vivacity and a refreshing line, finishing zesty.

January 2019

96 - 98 points

The Wine Advocate

2016 CASK 23 Cabernet Sauvignon

Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a very firm frame of super ripe tannins supporting the multilayered flavors, finishing on an epically long, lingering fragrant earth note. Beautiful.

October 2018

94 - 97 points

The Wine Advocate

2016 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon

Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals incredibly provocative and complex layers of black fruits and earthy notions, supported by a rock-solid, grainy texture and plenty of freshness, finishing with great length and depth.

October 2018

93 - 96 points

The Wine Advocate

2016 FAY Cabernet Sauvignon

Giving way to earth-laced blackcurrants, black cherries and warm plums plus suggestions of unsmoked cigars, charcuterie and tar. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is completely coated with energetic black fruits and savory layers, framed by firm, ripe tannins and background freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.

October 2018

93 points

Jeb Dunnuck

2016 ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon

Ripe blackberries, black cherries, spice, and a beautiful floral quality all emerge from this medium to full-bodied effort. With some creamy oak, sweet tannins, and good purity, it’s a pleasure-bent red to drink over the coming 10-15 years.

February 2019

91 points

Wine Enthusiast

2016 ARCADIA VINEYARD Chardonnay

From a Coombsville-area vineyard, this is an elegant, firmly textured and structured white, floral in apple blossom and pear. The flavors follow suit, showing an integrated full-bodied approach that is both balanced and substantial. —V.B.

June 2019

91 points

Wine Enthusiast

2016 KARIA Chardonnay

This is the producer’s cooler-climate offering of the variety—a steely, classically structured wine that has crisp well-defined apple, melon and pear. —V.B.

June 2019

90 points

Wine & Spirits

2016 AVETA Sauvignon Blanc

There’s stature to this wine’s warm prickly-pear and lime flavors. It’s structured by oak, but the main elements are salty and crunchy, tomatillo-like in their spicy edge. Pour it with fish flautas.

February 2018

93 points

Wine Enthusiast

2015 ARCADIA VINEYARD Chardonnay

This is half barrel fermented and half fermented in stainless steel. It’s gritty and expansive on the luxurious palate and well-made, offering layers of apple, pear and melon with a tease of anise on the lengthy fullbodied finish. —V.B.

April 2018

93 points

The Wine Advocate

2007 CASK 23 Cabernet Sauvignon

A nose of warm red and black plums, blackcurrant jelly, blueberry preserves and dried Provence herbs with suggestions of cedar chest, underbrush and new leather. Medium to full-bodied, the herb-laced black fruit fills the mouth, marked by a refreshing line and finely grained tannins, finishing with a compelling mineral edge.

August 2018