2016 1023 Estate Cuvee
We believe that winemaking is, at its best, an invisible art. In our minds, world-class wines are the ones that speak to a place, not a person. And when you have a place that produces fruit like this, we think it’s best to stay out of the way. That said, when going through lots in the cellar, and tasting wines that quite often have the potential to complement another, we’ll play “matchmaker,” and scratch the artistic itch.
1023 was born of this spirit of exploration and experimentation. 1023 is a blend of the most dramatic, the most striking and compelling lots this estate produces in a given vintage. Blended without varietal restriction, the goal is quite simply to assemble a wine where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. While the blend can change significantly each year, the resulting wine will always be the same -- an imaginative, uncompromising and artistic expression of a vintage at this extraordinary estate.
95 points Wine Spectator
95 points - Virginie Boone/Wine Enthusiast
94+ points - Jeb Dunnuck
94 points - Robert Parker/Wine Advocate and Antonio Galloni/Vinous
“This is a stellar.” - Virginie Boone/Wine Enthusiast, 95 points