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  1. 2013 Crown Point Cabernet Sauvignon

    96 Points | Wine Enthusiast

    Entrepreneur Roger Bower hired Harlan Estate alum Adam Henkel to deliver top-tier wines, and this first release is an extremely auspicious beginning. Black as night in the glass, the wine delivers elegant aromas of olallieberry jam, baking spice, shaved chocolate, beef jerky, teriyaki and purple flowers. The sticky structure will age phenomenally, further concentrating flavors of coffee foam, soy-laced berry sauce, Asian pepper spice, and dense blueberry, black cassis and black plum fruit. Drink 2018-2033. – Reviewed by Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast 

  2. 2013 Crown Point Cabernet Sauvignon

    95 Points | Wine Advocate

    Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals slowly evolving crème de cassis, preserved plums and cigar box notes with a lovely earth and underbrush undercurrent plus notions of bay leaves and lavender. The medium-bodied palate offers lovely poise and is elegant yet intense, with plenty of youthful, muscular fruit supported by grainy tannins and finishing with a spring in its step. Give it another year or two in bottle and drink it over the next 15-20+. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

  3. 2013 Crown Point Relevant Red

    95 Points | Wine Enthusiast

    This is the first ultra-luxury release from this label by entrepreneur Roger Bower and winemaker Adam Henkel, and the blend of 30% Syrah, 30% Malbec, 30% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunner. Dark as night and extremely viscous in the glass, this shows deep blueberry, uncrushed peppercorns and touches of smoked meat on the nose. Thick and lush flavors of blueberry smoked coffee bean and roasted meat jump onto the palate with glee. This attention-grabber will last for years, but it is very accessible out of the gates. – Reviewed by Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast

  4. 2013 Crown Point Relevant Red

    94 Points | Wine Advocate

    Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Relevant offers up a lovely rose petal, red and black currant perfume with suggestions of preserved plums, cedar, baking spices and chocolate box. The medium-bodied palate proffers well-judged, ripe, fine-grained tannins and seamless acid to support the fragrant fruit, finishing with the oak still poking through just a bit. Still very youthful, leave it for a couple of years and drink it over the next 15-20+. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

  5. 2014 Crown Point Estate Selection

    94 Points | Wine Advocate

    A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec and 11% Merlot, the 2014 Proprietary Estate Blend displays a deep garnet-purple color and nose of blueberry pie, crème de cassis, baked berries and spice box, plus touches of mocha, violets, black soil and charcoal. The very full-bodied palate reveals a behemoth of a Bordeaux blend, offering concentrated blue and black fruit notes and a very spicy undercurrent, framed by velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with great persistence. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate 

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