Best of Varietal. Best of Class. Gold.
Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot 2017. Adelaida District
Best of Class. Gold. Feral Underclass. 2017. Adelaida District.
Best of Class. Gold. Forty-Two. 2017. Adelaida District.
2017 Reserve Syrah 93pts.
2017 Haggis Basher 93pts.
2017 Cabernet Franc 92pts.
2017 Feral Underclass 92pts.
2017 Grenache 91pts.
Thank you purely domestic wine report for the good cheers! Your sumptuous descriptions give warmth to this old lit majors heart.
2018 Albarino 93pts
2018 Last Sandwich 92pts
2016 Cabernet Franc 94pts
2017 Grenache 94pts
2017 Forty - Two 93pts
2017 Haggis Basher 94pts
2017 Reserve Syrah 93pts
"The 2017 vintage is certainly more erratic and was more challenging, seeing cool, rainy weather during the winter and spring months, early season mildew pressure (which hurt yields), and a massive heatwave over Labor Day weekend. The heat was a larger issue for Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County – particularly in the warmer sites – but the Rhône varieties shrugged off the heatwave with few negative effects. It’s important for readers to understand that, by and large, the Labor Day heatwave was less an issue for the Central Coast than for Napa, Sonoma, and the North Coast."
2018 Brecon Estate Albarino 90pts.
2018 Brecon Estate Last Sandwich 92pts.
2017 Brecon Estate Haggis Basher 92pts.
2017 Brecon Estate Grenache 92pts.
2017 Brecon Estate Syrah Reserve 94pts.
2017 Brecon Estate Petite Sirah Reserve 93pts.
2017 Brecon Estate Forty Two 92pts.
2017 Brecon Estate Feral Underclass Reserve 92pts.
2017 Brecon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 90pts.
Brecon Estate 2016 Reserve Syrah Adelaida District 93pts "It's thick and brooding on the palate, where rich flavors of cassis, vanilla and charred oak lifted by elegant tones of violet and leather."
Brecon Estate 2016 Cabernet Franc Adelaida District 90pts "...lifted with hints of bay leaf and finishing on a caramel streak."
Platinum 94 point
A rugged, refined, rakish anti hero. A recurring dream about that fantasy masculine mountain man or perhaps caveman in your life.
“The Rakish man is socially masculine. He influences individual people by means of his attitude, his charisma, and his disdain for following the rules of society and not being beholden to other men. He is the playboy, the rock star, the outlaw, the vigilante and, of course, the Petite Sirah”