Category: Wine Reviews

Ayoub, one of “Thirty Wineries to Discover” from Wine Spectator

Editors’ Picks: Thirty Wineries to Discover – Big-name wineries get most of the attention, but there are lesser-known producers around the world whose commitment to quality and value across a range of releases makes them deserving of a place at your table. Here, Wine Spectator editors shine a spotlight on some of these underappreciated gems, with scores, notes… Read more »

2013 Chardonnay – 93 Points from Wine Enthusiast

“The fruit is sourced from the Thistle and Hyland estate vineyards. It’s an intense, concentrated wine, with a complex mix of mineral, lime, apple and light tropical fruit. It’s textural, creamy and impressively long.” -PAUL GREGUTT Read the full review

2014 Overlook Vineyard Pinot Noir – 93 Points from Wine Enthusiast

“Made for the first time in this vintage, this young wine is tight and brambly, with tart, peppery berry fruit. Chewy tannins denote its youth, and the finish delivers outstanding depth. If it follows the path of other Ayoub Pinots, this will benefit greatly from further bottle age.” -PAUL GREGUTT Read full review here

2014 ??? Vineyards Pinot Noir – 94 Points from Wine Enthusiast

“No, that’s not a typo. The ??? Vineyard bottling conceals (intentionally) the fruit sources for these grapes, which come from one of Oregon’s most expensive and highly-reviewed producers. It’s crystal-clear in both appearance and flavor, building upon a cranberry/raspberry base into a potent young wine with expressive purity. A streak of gun metal, often found… Read more »

2014 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir – 95 Points from Wine Enthusiast

“Bright raspberry and strawberry flavors kick off this well-balanced effort. It’s buoyed by ample natural acidity and adorned with highlights of pastry and baking spices. It expands gracefully as it breathes, adding volume and density. Give this extra cellar time. It should drink best from 2018–2030.” – PAUL GREGUTT  Read the full review.

2013 Latifeh Pinot Noir – 96 Points from Wine Enthusiast

“A single-barrel reserve, this wine is compact and concentrated—a perfectly melded blend of fruit, barrel and acidity. It’s a refined, beautifully polished wine, with just a touch of butterscotch wrapped into the finish. Drink now through 2030. If enjoyed soon, give it some time in the decanter to open up.” – PAUL GREGUTT Read full… Read more »