2015 Claret, Napa Valley

Publication

Jeb Dunnuck

Author

Jeb Dunnuck

Date

June 2018

Rating

92

Review

Moving to the reds, the 2015 Claret checks in as a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 6% Syrah, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot all aged in 10-15% new French oak. Lots of blackcurrants, olive, peppery herbs, and cedar notes emerge from this medium-bodied, elegant Bordeaux blend that has loads to love. Drink it over the coming decade.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Date

March 2017

Rating

89

Review

Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Claret offers notes of blackberries, kirsch and red currants with hints of earth and dried herbs. The medium to full-bodied palate is plush, velvety and open for business, with some baking spice notes coming through on the finish.