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Reviews for 2023

November 2023 - Library Wines

November 2023 - Library Wines
This month's Wine feature is All Sparkling Wines

Library Wines Reviews

Mira Winery 2012 Schweizer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
97 points
$650
Calls to mind some of the top Napa Cabs from the 1980's, does all of the right Napa things without going too far with the ripe fruit and barrels; quite special.
Vineyard {511} 2013  Cabernet Sauvignon
96 points
$159
With mountain fruit that is purely delightful, this is just beginning to show some maturity but has a very long life ahead.
Vineyard {511} 2014  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$159
A beautiful wine today with the rich oak character leaning towards dessert and the capacity to age for decades as it slowly shows more of its savory side.
King Estate 2016 Bradshaw Vineyard Pinot Noir
94 points
$60
Fruity, meaty, and savory this wine would be a delightful pairing with roast duck.
Mira Winery 2014 Hyde & Sons Vineyard Pinot Noit Pinot Noir
94 points
$105
Big and juicy red and black fruits with nice savory herbs as a counterpoint; for lovers of Cali Pinot Noir, this is a gem.
Vineyard {511} 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$149
Big bold and beautiful, this unctuous Cabernet Sauvignon will delight and dazzle.
Jarvis 2015 Estate Cabernet Franc
94 points
$180
An absolutely delectable Cabernet Franc in a riper context; well made, well structured, and with a long life ahead of it.
Jarvis 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$210
So big and opulent but there is no denying this is delicious and will easily age several more decades.
Mira Winery 2013 Hyde Vineyard Syrah
93 points
$95
Ripe and rich but maintains the cooler sanguine and olive aspects of Syrah; very well executed.
Jarvis 2014 Estate Cabernet Franc
93 points
$185
An unapologetic ripe New World styling of Cabernet Franc that is quite delicious for consumption today and probably has another decade or more of life to improve.
Jarvis 2014 Estate Petit Verdot
93 points
$205
An incredible example of Petit Verdot that is a bit barrel forward now but will unfurl and improve for decades.
Jarvis 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$215
An intensity of fruit and an amazing balance of tannin and acid create a warm red wine that begs for food.
King Estate 2019 Four Nobles Cuvee Blanc Willamette Valley
92 points
$30
Ripe, floral, and fruity this is a beauty for those that enjoy dry German and Alsatian blends.
King Estate 2016 Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
92 points
$70
Drinking very well now and still showing crunchy red berries but secondary and tertiary flavors are appearing and giving depth.
Pedroncelli 2012 Four Grapes Vintage Port Dry Creek Valley
91 points
$45
Dried fruits highlight this Port style wine that lingers with acidity and candied nuts; this would be an asset to any cheese board.
King Estate 2018 Weinbau Vineyard Merlot
91 points
$52
This is about as big and bold as Merlot can be with a crescendo of red fruits, black plum, and chocolate.
King Estate 2019 Quail Run Vineyards and Gold Vineyard White Blend Rhone White Varietal Blend
90 points
$28
Intensely floral with sweet orchard fruit and ripe tropical fruits on the nose and palate; a beautiful New World take on a classic white Rhone.
Pedroncelli 2017 Three Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$36
Earthy and savory with a touch of Brettanomyces and vibrant fruit, this beautifully walks the line between Bordeaux and Napa styles.
King Estate 2018 Bacchus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$56
An excellent wine for anyone that likes riper vintages of left bank Bordeaux with more oak.
Easton Blue 2015 Reserve Red Blend Virginia
90 points
$85
A fascinating interpretation of right bank Bordeaux that is tasty in its own right and will pair with a juicy, well seasoned burger.
Mira Winery 2013 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay
89 points
$115
Fruity and nutty with interesting umami flavors that makes you want to pair this with sushi; fun and tasty now but on the back side of the bell curve.
King Estate 2018 Quail Run Vineyards White Blend Rhone White Varietal Blend
88 points
$28
A lovely Northern Rhone blend that is just starting to show some age and oxidative character and hitting the peak drinking window now.
King Estate 2019 Kennel Vineyard Chardonnay
88 points
$50
Very good concentration of flavors with a long creamy finish; delicious now with the potential to keep on aging for several more years.
King Estate 2018 Sonrisa Vineyard Tempranillo
88 points
$50
A very nice Tempranillo that is incredibly food friendly and favors consumers that enjoy a pronounced oak presence.
King Estate 2017 Bacchus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$56
Red cherry springs forth from a mix of vanilla and cocoa cream.
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