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WS 92

Creamy and supple-textured, with complex notes of clay, black tea and star anise, accented by plum compote, tobacco and sage details. Comes together in harmony on the long, lingering finish, where a touch of tomato leaf lingers. Drink now through 2030.

- MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator (Sept, 2016)
WS 94

Plush and elegant, offering wild strawberry and raspberry flavors, with plenty of precision to the white pepper and fresh earth notes. Fresh and vibrant, showing intensity on the finish. Drink now through 2026.

- Mary-Ann Wobiec, Wine Spectator (Sept, 2016)
WA 95

All of the Giesen “The Fuder” wines are made in large, 1,000-liter German oak fuders and come from single vineyards. The 2013 The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay has a very pretty nose, yielding apricots, acacia honey, orange blossoms and a touch of cedar with some notable sulfides/struck match and baker's yeast hints. The medium-bodied palate offers wonderful intensity with a crisp backbone cutting though the concentrated stone fruit and savory flavors, finishing long. Delicious now, it offers great medium-term (5-6 years) aging potential.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)
WA 92+, WE 91

Medium garnet-purple-colored, the 100% Syrah 2011 Le Sol opens with warm blackberry, kirsch and mulberry aromas fused with hints of spice box, violets and chocolate, plus a whiff of pepper. Medium-bodied and offering great finesse and poise in the mouth, it has a medium level of rounded tannins, lively yet well-balanced acidity and finishes with great length. Drink it now to 2020+.

- Lisa Perrotti Brown, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2013)