91 points- Josh Raynolds, Vinous
Primary aromas of dark cherry and tobacco are buoyed by secondary tones of violets and wet earth. On the palate, flavors of dark stone fruits are accentuated by hints of medium toasted French oak and clean mineral notes. The firm yet finely textured tannins carry the wine to a well-composed finish of exceptional length.
On the nose, aromas of ripe Bing cherries are grounded by wet clay and a hint of vanilla. Plums and a touch of earthiness are found on the pallet, brightened by a nice mid-palate acidity. The lushness in the mouth balanced by finely polished tannic structure supports a wide range of foods.
The 2014 Bunkhouse Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of nuanced depth. By utilizing four noble Bordeaux varietals in supportive roles, we were able to add intrigue while keeping this wine true to its roots.
90 points- Josh Raynolds, Vinous
Our 2014 Randolph is a beautiful wine as versatile as any we’ve ever bottled. It possesses traits of a wine blessed with both juicy ripeness and composed balance. Its great versatility makes this wine an easy choice for a weeknight pasta dish or a Saturday evening dinner party
Aromas of bright plum and blackberry concentrate jump out of the glass. The dense aromatics yield to spicy dark stone fruit and wet clay which is very typical of our hillside vineyard. We recommend decanting this wine in its youth to release its primary fruit aromas and relax the tannic structure.
As a varietal, Zinfandel tends to throw caution to the wind and err on the side of fun. While not losing sight of its rambunctious roots, our 2014 Carpoforo Zinfandel maintains its regal composure.
The nose opens with bright Grenache driven notes of concentrated raspberry jam. As you continue to inhale, the Mourvedre component delivers secondary notes of spice and hints of wet earth. The dominant Syrah portion brings flavors of ripe plum and structured depth to the mid-palate. This wine has a playful mid-weight viscosity which makes it at ease with or without food.
Initially upon opening the nose is a touch shy showing earthy mineral notes of flint and iron shavings. With some time the personality opens up to show ripe plum and sweet cranberry aromas. The elegant and contemplative structure carries flavors of dark stone fruits and wet earth. Supple but assertive Merlot tannin carries the flavors to a graceful finish.
Upon pulling the cork, this wine is like an excited puppy trying to jump out of the glass; brimming with bright stone fruit and sweet vanilla notes. Give it a few swirls and secondary aromas of wet clay, tobacco and leather make their presence known in a more dignified manner. A velvety plush palate carries flavors of ripe plums, sweet sage and cranberry.