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Davies Vineyards
J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley – 2014

jamessuckling.com
93 Points

Aromas of currants and mint with hints of spices. Full-bodied, round and silky with lots of fruit and intensity. A little diffuse on the middle palate, but I like the richness. Drink in 2020.

May 5, 2017
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Davies Vineyards
J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon, Jamie, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley – 2015

Wine Enthusiast
94 Points

Blended with 7% Malbec from the high-elevation estate and aged for 30 months in French oak, 87% of it new, this is a beautifully crafted, bold and substantial wine, rich and seductive in dark cherry and chocolate liqueur. Soft integrated tannins support well-behaved oak as nuances of forest pine and tobacco weigh in. Enjoy best 2025–2035.

Virginie Boone, January 1, 2020
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Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyards, Anderson Valley – 2017

Wine Enthusiast
91 Points

This effusive, cheery and luxurious wine leads with fresh cherry aromas, coats the palate with strawberry and red-cherry flavors and finishes with even more fruit. It is tasty, soft and full bodied.

Jim Gordon, December 31, 2019
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Davies Vineyards
J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley – 2016

Wine Spectator
92 Points

This sports an intriguing core of loganberry and mulled raspberry flavors, with sassafras, menthol and tea accents weaving throughout. Mulled spice details infuse the seductive finish. Distinctive. Drink now through 2028.

James Molesworth, March 2020
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Pinot Noir, Nobles Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast – 2017

jamessuckling.com
91 Points

Swirling, spiced-biscuit and blue-fruit aromas with an earthy edge, too. The palate has a very supple and sweetly flavorful edge that carries ample, succulent fruit flavor and a ripe build of fleshy tannin to close. Drink now.

December 12, 2019
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Pinot Noir, Nobles Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast – 2017

Wine Enthusiast
92 Points

Boysenberry, leather, turned earth and forest rise to the fore of this coastal wine, from a high-elevation site above the ocean. Juicy and offering length and breadth, it is both rich and riddled in acid-driven tension, providing powerful flavor and intensity.

Virginie Boone, February 18, 2020
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Davies Vineyards
Pinot Noir, Nobles Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast – 2017

The Tasting Panel
93 Points

From the Davies family of Schramsberg Vineyards, this expressive red has reached prime ripeness in its ninth vintage; it spent 15 months in 100% French oak. Hedonistic aromas of salted plum and pomegranate accompany undertones of ripe cherry, animale, and salty red fruit for a mouthwatering effect. Notes of red tea and a savory finish of fennel and root beer make a unique impression.

Meridith May, December 1, 2019
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Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyards, Anderson Valley – 2017

The Tasting Panel
94 Points

From the family behind Schramsberg Vineyards, the eighth vintage of this Pinot Noir is stunning. A nose of sweet cherry and rose petal leads to a delicate mouthfeel that whispers clues of sweet tobacco and salted strawberry jam. The finish of tilled soil shows balance and depth.

October 15, 2019
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J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon, Jamie, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley – 2014

Jeb Dunnuck
96 Points

One of the gems is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Jamie, which is named after the founder of the estate and is a barrel selection. This medium to full-bodied, incredibly layered and seamless Cabernet offers a beautiful perfume of red and black fruits, dried earth, bay leaf, and spice cake aromas. It’s perfectly balanced, has no hard edges, and will keep for 2+ decades.

Jeb Dunnuck, January 2019
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Davies Vineyards
J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley – 2016

The Tasting Panel
95 Points

The Davies family purchased the Diamond Mountain Vineyards in 1965, replanted it to Bordeaux varieties in 1994. This is the wine’s 16th vintage. A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot, it spent 22 months in 62% new French oak. The opulence on the nose shows off dark chocolate and savory herbs, leather and blackberry. Lush and round on the mouth, this curvy, earthy red offers up cinnamon and cumin, and a hint of spearmint. Fruit is black and lathered with black licorice.

November 2019
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Davies Vineyards
J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon, Jamie, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley – 2015

The Wine Advocate
93-95+ Points

This is a barrel selection of the best barrels, accounting for around 300 cases. This wine was tasted as a barrel sample. The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Jaime displays a deep garnet-purple color and nose of plum preserves, crème de cassis, mocha and licorice with hints of blueberry pie, Chinese five spice, black soil and pepper. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and wonderfully decadent, it has a firm backbone of fine-grained tannins supporting the generous fruit, finishing on a spicy note.

Lisa Perrotti Brown, October 31, 2017
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Davies Vineyards
J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley – 2016

Wine Enthusiast
94 Points

This wine has a supple succulence of black fruit on the midpalate that's accented by earthy, savory spice. Dark cherry and plum take on bolder, concentrated richness as the wine opens, with expansive, grippy tannins lending support. Enjoy 2026–2031.

Virginie Boone, October 1, 2019
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Davies Vineyards
J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley – 2015

Wine Enthusiast
92 Points

This blends the main variety with 16% Malbec and smaller pinches of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The resulting wine is robust and well built, softly structured and punctuated in flavors of bold red cherry and plum. Rich, it shows some restraint and ultimately balance, the fruit integrated with oak and tannin.

Virginie Boone, February 1, 2019
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Davies Vineyards
J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon, Jamie, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley – 2014

Wine Enthusiast
98 Points

Named for the late matriarch of the property, this is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot, all of it grown on hillside estate vineyards. It dances around cherry, cassis and rose petal, the core of the wine soft in integrated tannins and oak. Balanced in weight, it is undeniably lovely, complex and beautiful. It will do well in the cellar...

Virginie Boone, February 1, 2019
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Davies Vineyards
Pinot Noir, Nobles Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast – 2016

Wine Enthusiast
92 Points

Soft in wild blue fruit, black tea and stemmy earth, this wine has a brooding earthiness that’s exotic and beguiling. It invites with a perfume of violet and rose as well as coastal salt and crushed rock, mineral components that accent a grainy texture.

December 1, 2018
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Davies Vineyards
J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley – 2016

jamessuckling.com
94 Points

Very vibrant, keenly articulated and concentrated cabernet that offers powerful black cherries and blackberries with dark chocolate and a deep, intense finish. This is full of promise. Try from 2020.

James Suckling , December 1, 2018
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Davies Vineyards
Pinot Noir, Nobles Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast – 2016

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91 Points

Although none of the many Pinot Noirs from Davies is given to high ripeness and excess, this moderately full-bodied working from the far Sonoma Coast shows a little more fruity flesh on its bones than most and is shaded to fully ripe, black cherry fruit with scattered accents of dark earth and sweet oak lending an extra bit of richness and range...

NA, November 1, 2018
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Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyards, Anderson Valley – 2016

Wine & Spirits
92 Points

This wine’s delicate weight belies is firm, sandy tannins and orange-zest acidity, compressing the light strawberry flavors from all sides, building on the plump texture and leaving a perfumed trace of lilacs in the end. An elegant pinot to match roast sea bass with forest mushrooms.

Joshua Greene, December 1, 2018
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Davies Vineyards
Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyards, Anderson Valley – 2016

Wine Spectator
90 Points

Minerally and focused, with concentrated ripe cherry, dried cherry and macerated plum flavors accented by notes of dried savory herb. The spicy finish is taut and refined. Drink now through 2022.

Kim Marcus, November 30th 2018
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Davies Vineyards
Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyards, Anderson Valley – 2016

Wine Enthusiast
94 Points

A little smokier in aroma and fuller in flavor than the rest of the range of Davies Pinots, this wine tastes robust, ripe and exotic, but still has bright acidity and firm tannins to give structure. It is full bodied, nicely oaky and well balanced. B

Jim Gordon, December 1 2018
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