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  • Travaglini Gattinara Tre Vigne 2019

    £47.95

    “The 2019 Gattinara Tre Vigne is another attractive wine in this range. It is done in a more forward style than the other wines in the lineup, presenting a touch more new oak sweetness. Macerated cherry, kirsch, new leather, herbs and a kiss of oak all grace this supple, wonderfully expressive Gattinara. Best of all, the 2019 will drink well with minimal cellaring. It’s a wine of pure pleasure that retains a link to the classic style favored here. Drinking window: 2025-2037. 93 points

    These are some of the best wines I have ever tasted from Travaglini. That’s significant not just for the winery, but also for the region. Travaglini is by far the most important and visible estate in Alto Piemonte. Travaglini’s production accounts for 50% of the volume of the entire Gattinara appellation. That means visitors traveling throughout the region are more likely to encounter a Travaglini Gattinara in shops or restaurant lists than any other wine. The style remains rigorously classic. Perhaps the 2018 and 2019 vintages have helped elevate these wines. Time will tell. Hopefully, these new releases are a sign of a newfound level of quality. That would be terrific news for a region that desperately needs more benchmark producers.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/24)

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  • Trois Noix Cabernet Franc 2018

    £139.95

    “Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Cabernet Franc charges out of the gate with rambunctious notions of ripe blackberries, wild blueberries and red currant jelly scents plus hints of tapenade, lilacs and tilled soil. Full-bodied, richly fruited and with a gorgeous velvety texture, it has a lively backbone delivering great tension with lots of layers and a fragrant, earthy finish. Drink: 2021-2036. 93 points”

    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (244)

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  • Trois Noix Chardonnay 2019

    £57.95

    “The 2019 Chardonnay is done in a style that emphasizes brightness and energy. Light floral overtones and tropical notes grace this wonderfully airy, transparent Chardonnay from Trois Noix. This is a very classy wine. Drinking window: 2020-2027. 94 points

    Trois Noix started its life as a sort of second label to Accendo. Beginning in 2019, Jaime Araujo has really given these wines an identity of their own. The wines are done with a light hand and focus on energy more than power. I was impressed with what I tasted.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/21)

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  • Trois Noix Muir-Hanna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

    £139.95

    “The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Muir Hanna Vineyard is bright, focused and savory. There is lovely depth and intensity to the blue/purplish fruit, as well as fine potential and a good deal of Oak Knoll vibrancy. The 2020 is promising. I look forward to tasting it from bottle. Drink: 2025-2035. 90-92 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/22)

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  • Trois Noix Noisette Cuvee 2019

    £99.95

    “The 2019 Noisette Cuvee is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. A blast of dark red cherry, rose petal, lavender, spice and tobacco lends freshness as well as vibrancy. The Noisette Cuvee is a blend taken from sites in Yountville, Rutherford, Oakville and Diamond Mountain. Drinking window: 2024-2034. 91-93 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/22)

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  • Trois Noix Rancho Pequeno Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

    £139.95

    “The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Rancho Pequeño Vineyard comes from a site in eastern Oakville. Scents of dark, loamy earth join black cherries on the nose, while the medium-bodied palate is smooth and silky in feel, finishing bright and fresh, with a dusting of just-ripe tannins. Representing a less-ripe, fresher style of Napa Cab, it’s an elegant, balanced effort. Drink: 2024-2040. 92+ points”

    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (04/23)

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  • Trois Noix Ryan’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020

    £46.95

    “The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc Ryan’s Vineyard is a blend of equal parts Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Musque. The Musque lends compelling aromatic presence with light tropical overtones. This steely, bright Sauvignon is a fine choice tor drinking now and over the next few years. Drinking window: 2021-2025. 89 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/22)

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  • Tyler Claret 2018

    £64.95

    “The 2018 Claret, primarily Merlot blended with smaller portions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, is polished and approachable straight from bottle. It has a medium ruby-purple color and pure scents of red and black currants, dried sage and thyme, graphite, tobacco and desiccated roses. Medium-bodied, it’s grainy and fresh with savory fruits and a long, layered finish. This Claret’s slender frame and broody fruits make for a very drinkable style. Drink: 2022-2032. 95 points

    Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate (03/22)

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  • Tyler Happy Canyon Vineyard RSW Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

    £109.95

    “The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Happy Canyon Vineyard RSW is dark, sensual and super-expressive. Justin Willett does a terrific job in crafting a Cabernet that is fresh yet deep, while avoiding the assertive vegetal qualities that can at times be overpowering in Happy Canyon Cabernets. Dark cherry, plum, mocha and savory herbs all build effortlessly in the glass. This classy Cabernet hits all the right notes. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure and charm, the 2019 is delicious now, but I would give it a few years in bottle. Drinking window: 2027-2034. 94 points

    Justin Willett continues to make big moves. Willett recently purchased the iconic Fiddlestix vineyard and is now setting up a new base of operations at his Mae Estate vineyard. Extreme heat, sunburn and dehydration were challenges in 2020, as they were throughout the region. Willett opted to use more new oak and a higher percentage of stems in the Pinots to balance the richness of the fruit. The wines are mostly strong across the board, but a wide range like this one is bound to reflect the shortcomings of difficult years, and that is evident in one or two of these wines.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (08/22)

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  • Tyler La Rinconada Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

    £59.95

    “The 2021 Chardonnay La Rinconada Vineyard is a bright, steely wine. Crushed rocks, mint, white pepper, citrus peel and vibrant saline notes abound. This taut, steely Chardonnay really sizzles with tension. It is a notable wine in this range. Drinking window: 2024-2033. 94 points

    Justin Willett continues to expand his formidable empire. Readers will note a number of new releases in this year’s collection. When I first met Willett, a dozen years ago, Tyler was a new winery working exclusively with purchased fruit. Today, Tyler owns two estate vineyards, the new Mae Estate and the historic Fiddlestix, both in the Sta. Rita Hills, and produces a far wider range of wines. That is a dramatic transformation in a very short period of time. In general, the Chardonnays see 10 months in barrel followed by 6-8 months in tank. The Pinots spend 18 months in barrel, 33-100% new depending on the wine, with minimal to no racking during that time. There are a ton of highlights here, but I was especially impressed with the Mae and Rinconada Chardonnays and the Fiddlestix and Rinconada Pinots. Although Willett built his reputation on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, in recent years, he has shown just as much talent with Cabernet Sauvignon.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (09/23)

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  • Tyler La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

    £79.95

    “The 2021 Pinot Noir La Rinconada Vineyard is a wild wine. Effusive aromatics, bright red-toned fruit, cedar and tobacco soar out of the glass. There is something exotic and elusive about the Rinconada, as if all the elements aren’t totally put together just yet. I would give the 2021 a good bit of aeration and see what happens. Drinking window: 2025-2036. 91 points

    Justin Willett continues to expand his formidable empire. Readers will note a number of new releases in this year’s collection. When I first met Willett, a dozen years ago, Tyler was a new winery working exclusively with purchased fruit. Today, Tyler owns two estate vineyards, the new Mae Estate and the historic Fiddlestix, both in the Sta. Rita Hills, and produces a far wider range of wines. That is a dramatic transformation in a very short period of time. In general, the Chardonnays see 10 months in barrel followed by 6-8 months in tank. The Pinots spend 18 months in barrel, 33-100% new depending on the wine, with minimal to no racking during that time. There are a ton of highlights here, but I was especially impressed with the Mae and Rinconada Chardonnays and the Fiddlestix and Rinconada Pinots. Although Willett built his reputation on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, in recent years, he has shown just as much talent with Cabernet Sauvignon.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (09/23)

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  • Tyler Mae Estate Chardonnay 2020

    £74.95

    “The 2020 Chardonnay Mae Estate Vineyard is airy and lifted, with plenty of depth and structure underpinning it all. Readers will find a Chardonnay of real precision and intrigue. Savory and mineral notes are more in evidence, while fruit lies in the background. Drinking window: 2022-2032. 94 points

    Justin Willett continues to make big moves. Willett recently purchased the iconic Fiddlestix vineyard and is now setting up a new base of operations at his Mae Estate vineyard. Extreme heat, sunburn and dehydration were challenges in 2020, as they were throughout the region. Willett opted to use more new oak and a higher percentage of stems in the Pinots to balance the richness of the fruit. The wines are mostly strong across the board, but a wide range like this one is bound to reflect the shortcomings of difficult years, and that is evident in one or two of these wines.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (08/22)

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