91 points Wine Spectator
95 points Wine Advocate"The 2007 La Mission Haut Brion, a candidate for wine of the vintage, exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue along with notes of melted licorice, blueberries, cassis, burning embers, and charcoal, sweet tannin, medium to full body, a fleshy mouthfeel, and an endearing succulence as well as lushness. Already appealing, it should continue to evolve and drink well for 15+ years. It is a great success for the vintage." Its intense color stems from a deep violet. The nose begins very discretely. Then evolve, one by one, a plethora of different aromas. At the head of the troop comes raspberry followed by other flavors such as blackberry, Havana cigar, then roasted coffee and, to finish off, a very pleasant aroma of woodiness. The mouth begins with a sensation of softness, and then the wine expands to fill the entire space. From this moment on, the ripe tannins take over giving one a measure of the concentration of this wine. It is of an amazing freshness with a very good balance between alcohol and acidity. With the vintage 2007, La Mission Haut-Brion has produced a top wine of excellent quality.
90 points Wine Enthusiast"The cooperative of Reguengos is now a major force in the region. This wine, named after the hilltop town of Reguengos, is a powerful, condensed wine. It has dark black fruits, solid tannins and a smooth texture. Full-bodied and worth aging. Drink from 2015."
93 points James Suckling
93 points The Wine Advocate"The deep ruby/plum/purple-tinged 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Viader is composed of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Cabernet Franc. It exhibits lots of spice box, cedarwood, fruitcake, black currant, plum and Asian soy characteristics in its medium to full-bodied, supple textured, soft, round, seductive personality. Enjoy it over the next 10-12 years."
90 points Wine SpectatorExquisite aromas of Bosc pear, green mango, lemon zest and jasmine mingle with scents reminiscent of brioche, anise and dusty slate. White the expansive flavors echo the aromas, there is saline quality that gives a savory tone to the overall impression. The taught structure gives the sense of a lighter weight. As it breathes, the mouthfeel gains richness and texture, suggesting great things over the next ten or more years for those patient enough to lay some away in their cellar. (6X750ml)
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91 points Wine EnthusiastLong cool fermentation in a mixture of old and new barrels gives this Chardonnay layers of fruitness and complexity. It is very enjoyable when young or with a few years of aging.
92 points Tasting PanelCaramel vanilla pudding nose is lightened and lifted by lemon flowers. The flavor is dressed in creamy crème brulee that distinguishes itself with a frisky acidity and toasted rye bread finish. Winemaker Notes: Long, cool fermentation in a mixture of old and new barrels gives our Chardonnay layers of fruitiness and complexity that result in a wine that is very enjoyable when young or after several years of bottle age. This method of fermentation, in conjunction with whole cluster pressing and "sur lie" aging add layers of toastiness and creaminess to the wine. Together these components meld together harmoniously to create a balanced wine that is both lively and rich in aroma and flavor.
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90 points Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine"…nicely ripened white melon fruit spreads out beneath this ample effort's mildly weedy, vaguely straw-like varietal veneer, and a bit of enriching oak appearance. On the palate, it is a somewhat fuller and richer rendition and stays in very comfortable balance all the way to a lengthy, well-focused finish....best suited to a service with flavorful fare such as poached salmon or chicken sauté in plenty of butter."
97 points James Suckling50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 8% Cab Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec. Recently released after 2 years of cellar-aging, this is drinking beautifully in its youth. Round, plump, juicy, savory, and fruity. Elegantly complex that will reward a long meal as it develops in the glass. The floral-herbal perfume seduces to the very end of the finish. The fine, mouthwatering tannins and layers of complexity exudes distinctive character of the vineyard. Decant, give it some air and this sleepy giant will come to life. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 8% Cab Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec. Recently released after 2 years of cellar-aging, this is drinking beautifully in its youth. Round, plump, juicy, savory, and fruity. Elegantly complex that will reward a long meal as it develops in the glass. The floral-herbal perfume seduces to the very end of the finish. The fine, mouthwatering tannins and layers of complexity exudes distinctive character of the vineyard. Decant, give it some air and this sleepy giant will come to life.