Critic Reviews, Tech Sheets & Bottle Shots

2020 Rosé,
Sonoma Coast

 

"Pale salmon pink,
dry, fresh and crisp,
silky, long, pure with
persistence and style."
-Anthony Diaz Blue,
Blue Lifestyle

92 pts - Blue Lifestyle

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2019 Pinot Blanc,
Ram's Gate Estate

"The 2019 Pinot Blanc
Estate Vineyard is another
fresh, elegant white that
has lots of green apple
and citrus fruit as well
as a bright, clean, delicious
style on the palate. It's
a great example of this
Variety." - Jeb Dunnuck

92 pts - Wine Enthusiast
91 pts - James Suckling
90 pts - Jeb Dunnuck

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2019 Sauvignon Blanc,
Ram's Gate Estate

"A majority stainless-steel
fermented, with a hint of
new French oak, this white
is floral with flavors of
apricot, green apple & lime.
High-toned acidity boosts
a balanced, light style that
finishes in a touch of oyster
shell."-Virginie Boone,
Wine Enthusiast

91 pts - James Suckling
90 pts - Wine Enthusiast
90 pts - Jeb Dunnuck


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2019 Cellar Note,
Chardonnay


"A hearty opening tone of
oak and toasted nut lead
to a creamy, refined texture
of weight and length in
this impressive wine. Well
integrated, it shows apple,
pear and melon flavors with
a fresh undercurrent of acidity."
-Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

93 - Wine Enthusiast

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2019 Chardonnay,
Ram's Gate Estate Vineyard
 

"This estate wine is high-
toned, flinty and floral, 
with a balanced approach to 
ripeness and richness. Elegant 
layers of grapefruit, lemon
and green apple play along 
the palate, with light specks 
of baking spice and oak."
-Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

91 pts - Wine Enthusiast

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2018 Chardonnay,
Sonoma Coast


"The 2018 Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast is a terrific
Appellation wine that does
everything right. Buttered
stone fruits, toasted almonds,
brioche, and honeysuckle
notes all emerge from the
glass, and this puppy is medium
to full-bodied, has bright yet
integrated acidity, and delivers a
clean, lengthy finish."
-Jeb Dunnuck

93 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
90 pts - Wine Enthusiast
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2018 Chardonnay,
Cellar Note

"The 2018 Chardonnay Cellar
Note comes from a handful of
sites on the Sonoma coast and
spent 11 months in 30% new
French oak. White flowers,
crushed citrus, honeysuckle,
and brioche notes all emerge
from this beauty. It's another rich,
textured chardonnay that
stays fresh and lively."
-Jeb Dunnuck

95 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
90 pts - Wine Enthusiast
90 pts - California Grapevine

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2018 Chardonnay,
El Diablo Vineyard

"Creamy and lush in caramel, toffee
and baked pear, this tropical white
has a command of complementary
acidity that rises on the midpalate
and carries through to a lengthy
finish. Toasted oak and baking
spice add additional richness."
-Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

93 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
92 pts - Wine Enthusiast
91 pts - California Grapevine

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2018 Chardonnay,
Flora Marie Vineyard

"Aged in 30% new French oak, the
2018 Chardonnay Flora Marie
Vineyard has a great bouquet
of ripe citrus, peach, flower
oil, candle wax, and brioche.
This carries to a powerful,
full-bodied Chardonnay with
beautiful purity, bright acidity,
and a great, great finish."
-Jeb Dunnuck

96 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
91 pts - Wine Enthusiast

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2018 Chardonnay,
Hyde Vineyard

 

"Tons of crushed lemon,
citrus, honeysuckle, and exotic
flower notes emerge from the
2018 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard,
which comes from a great site in
the Carneros region. With bright
acidity, a certain salty minerality,
beautiful purity, and a kiss of
background oak, it's another
remarkable Chardonnay from
this team." -Jeb Dunnuck

95 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
92 pts - Wine Enthusiast

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2018 Chardonnay,
Ram's Gate Estate Vineyard

"Bright and juicy, with
fine-edged savory accents
to cut green apple and
pear flavors that are
well structured. Buttery
accents on the finish."
-Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator

94 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
91 pts - Wine Enthusiast
91 pts - James Suckling

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2018 Pinot Noir,
Sonoma Coast



"Fruity and earthy in good measure,
This memorable wine is effusive in
baked cherry and racy acidity,
the spice components equally
intriguing in cardamom, clove and
pepper. Cohesive and supple on the
palate, it is a great showcase for
the vintage and appellation"
-Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

93 pts - Wine Enthusiast
91 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
90 pts - CGCW

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2018 Pinot Noir,
Cellar Note

 

"Coming from younger vines in the
estate vineyard, the 2018 Pinot Noir
Cellar Note offers more complexity,
with notes of smoked black cherries,
black raspberries, forest floor, spice,
and a touch of loamy earth. Rich,
medium-bodied, and elegant, it too is
going to evolve for a solid 7-8 years.
There are just over 500 cases produced."
-Jeb Dunnuck

93 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
92 pts - James Suckling
90 pts - Wine Enthusiast

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2018 Pinot Noir,
Bush Crispo Vineyard

 

"Spicy red cherry and strawberry
highlight this seamlessly bright,
complex and delicious wine from
a long-standing vineyard designate.
With secondary accents of vanilla,
clove and black tea, it provides
varietal specificity within a
lush, opulent and ultimately
balanced framework."
-Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

95 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
94 pts - Wine Enthusiast
93 pts - James Suckling


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2018 Pinot Noir, Gap's,
Crown Vineyard


"I always love the Pinot Noir
from this vineyard and the 2018
Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard
doesn't disappoint, offering lots
of Bing cherry and strawberry fruit,
medium to full-bodied richness,
plenty of tannins and acidity, and
classic foresty, earthy, spicy Sonoma
Coast aromas and flavors. The balance
here is terrific. This is a quintessential
Pinot Noir from this cool, coastal terroir."
-Jeb Dunnuck

95 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
92 pts - James Suckling
91 pts - Wine Enthusiast

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2018 Pinot Noir,
Ram's Gate Estate

 

"Given 16 months in 34% new
French oak, with a small percentage
Of whole-cluster fermentation,
this wine is earthy and fresh in tangy,
tart strawberry and rhubarb. Thick
tannins wrap around and provide
structure and breadth without overt
weight, allowing the wine to finish in
sage and dried herb."
-Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

95+ pts - Wine Enthusiast
92 pts - James Suckling
90 pts - Wine Enthusiast


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2018 Pinot Noir,
Robert's Road Vineyard


"Fruity and earthy in good measure,
This memorable wine is effusive in
baked cherry and racy acidity,
the spice components equally
intriguing in cardamom, clove and
pepper. Cohesive and supple on the
palate, it is a great showcase for
the vintage and appellation"
-Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

94 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
91 pts - Wine Enthusiast


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2017 Pinot Noir,
Silver Eagle Vineyard


"Well-structured, with
a savory essence to the
dried cherry, berry and red
currant flavors. Graphite
notes emerge midpalate,
featuring a finish that lingers
with spice and slate elements.
Drink now through 2024."
-Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator

93 pts - CGCW
91 pts - Wine Spectator

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