Accolades

93 Points

2017 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Single Vineyard

The 2017 Chardonnay comes from a single vineyard on the Sonoma Coast, the Reuling vineyard, planted to Montrachet clone. Aged in 60% new French oak, it opens with vivacious notes of ripe apricots, warm grapefruit and lemon curd plus hints of honeyed toast, toasted almonds and nutmeg. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals a pleasant creaminess to the texture and a great intensity of stone fruit and citrus flavors, finishing long and refreshing. 175 cases produced.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (October, 2019)

94 Points

2017 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Single Vineyard

The 2017 Pinot Noir comes from a single vineyard on the Sonoma Coast, the Reuling vineyard, planted to Calera and a suitcase clone from Burgundy. Made with 20% whole cluster and aged in 50% new French oak, it has a pale to medium rubypurple color and leaps from the glass with exuberant notions of crushed redcurrants, fresh raspberries and kirsch with nuances of lavender, wild thyme, fragrant earth and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, the palate features amazing texture with very fine-grained skin tannins and a little provocative grip from the stems, structuring the vibrant red fruit layers beautifully, finishing long and earthy. 215 cases produced.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (October, 2019)

95+POINTS

2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Incorporating 3% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful, deep, inky wine that offers lots of minerality as well as chocolatey black fruits, scorched earth, graphite, and tobacco aromas and flavors. This rich, masculine styled effort is full-bodied, has a stacked mid-palate, big tannins, and a great finish. This mountain fruit-like red needs 4–5 years of bottle age but will age gracefully.

Jeb Dunnuck
January 31, 2020

97+ Points

2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

One-hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 80% new French oak for 20 months, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is deep garnet-purple in color and opens with perfumed notes of red and black currant preserves, mulberries, kirsch and cigar box with nuances of black tea, roses, fragrant earth and smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied, it’s very polished on the palate, with firm, fine-grained tannins, wonderful freshness and a layered finish with some mineral nuances coming through. 120 cases produced.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (October, 2018)

96+ Points

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District

Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot aged for 20 months in 70% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain is deep garnet-purple colored with a simply beautiful nose of warm cassis, crushed black plums and blackberry compote with touches of tilled loam, cardamom, Indian spices and licorice with a waft of eucalyptus. Full, rich and concentrated, it has a rock-solid foundation of firm, ripe, rounded tannins and great vivacity, finishing long. 175 cases produced.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (October, 2018)

94+ Points

2016 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Single Vineyard

The 2016 Pinot Noir comes from the Reuling Vineyard on Sonoma Coast, from Calera, DRC and La Tache clones. Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, it comes charging out of the glass with a compelling perfume of warm cranberries, kirsch and black cherries with nuances of violets, lavender and rose hip tea with hints of Sichuan pepper and Provence herbs. The medium to fullbodied palate has a firm, grainy texture and great freshness, with loads of red and black fruit layers, finishing very long and earthy. 150 cases produced.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (October, 2018)

92 Points

2016 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Single Vineyard

The 2016 Pinot Sonoma Coast (11% stems and 60% new oak) is a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, classic Sonoma Coast effort that’s loaded with notions of smoke, red and black fruits, some charred earth, and ample spice. It has rounded tannins and a terrific balance, and will keep for 7 – 8 years. This wine is all from Reuling Vineyard and comes from a mix of Calera and other suitcase clones.

 

Jeb Dunnuck
June 14, 2019

94+ Points

2016 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Single Vineyard

The 2016 Chardonnay comes from the Reuling Vineyard on Sonoma Coast and is entirely Montrachet clone. It gives lovely white grapefruit, white peaches and lemon curd notes with touches of croissant, marzipan, lime blossom and beeswax. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers lovely richness, weight and texture with a zippy line of freshness carrying the honeyed stone fruit and citrus flavors to a good long finish. 110 cases produced.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (October, 2018)

94 Points

2016 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Single Vineyard

Both the Dalecio releases are made with help of consultant Philippe Melka and come from the Reuling Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast. Starting with the 2016 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, it’s a brilliant effort that has a rich, powerful feel yet stays incredibly pure, crystalline, and vibrant at the same time. Notes of white flowers, white currants, salt block and background oak all show on the nose. This is up with some of the top Chardonnays in the vintage and will keep for at least 7 – 8 years.

Jeb Dunnuck
June 14, 2019
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