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Far Niente 2012

Far Niente, Oakville, Napa Valley 2012 Rating: 17.5/20pts Lushly textured and polished, with juicy red cherry and berry, creamy vanillin and anise notes. Has the structure to support the richness.…

Points 91
Corison Napa Valley 2012

Corison, Napa Valley 2012 Rating: 17.5/20pts The mouthfilling cherry and berry fruit is perfectly ripe, with enhanced fresh herb, cedar and forest-like notes. Fine tannins and crisp acidity. Price: UK…

Points 91
Lokoya Diamond Mountain 2012

Lokoya, Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley 2012 Rating: 18.5/20pts Black minerality and liquorice distinguish this heady, tannic wine, though it’s remarkably composed, with pure wild blackberry, crunchy acidity and layers of…

Points 95
Corison Kronos Vineyard 2012

Corison, Kronos Vineyard, Napa Valley 2012 Rating: 18.5/20pts Old, low-yielding vines produce a wine with effusive aromas and flavours of potpourri, black fruit, Asian spice and black olive. Scintillating acidity,…

Points 95
Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cardinale, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2012 Rating 19/20pts A Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant blend that’s voluptuous and polished, yet with acid and tannin backbone for the cellar. Vivid, dark cherry fruit, seamless…

Points 96
Wind Gap, Syrah, Sonoma Coast 2012

Wind Gap, Syrah, Sonoma Coast 2012 18.5/20pts (95) Pax Mahle is one of California’s Syrah masters and this, from the Armagh, Nellessen and Majik vineyards, has a perfect balance of…

Points 95
Dirty and Rowdy

In December 2014, Decanter held it's first blind tasting of 72 orange wines. Wines entered had to be made using traditional winemaking methods with a minimum of four days’ skin…

Points 89
Californian pinot noir, Hanzell

See Stephen Brook' rating, tasting notes and drinking window for Hanzell 2008.

Points 93