99 POINTS – 2013 SCARLETT RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon McGah Family Vineyard Reserve ratchets up everything to a perfect example of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruit, an extraordinary equilibrium between acidity, alcohol, tannin and wood, stunning purity, a finish that goes on for close to a minute, and a dazzling palate presence from what appears to be an incredible terroir make this an amazing effort in Cabernet Sauvignon. This is magnificent Cabernet Sauvignon and should hit its prime in another 5-7 years and last 25-30.” 
- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

95 POINTS – 2013 SCARLETT CABERNET SAUVIGNON

“A beautiful 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon McGah Family Vineyard from Rutherford. The wine has a dense ruby/purple color, a beautiful sweet kiss of blackberry and cassis, well-hidden oak, low acidity, terrific fruit purity and a long finish. This is a stunning, sexy wine to drink over the next 10-20+ years. “
- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

95 POINTS – 2012 SCARLETT CABERNET SAUVIGNON

“Winemaker Mike Smith has fashioned a beautiful Cabernet revealing lots of crème de cassis, cedarwood and spice box intermixed with a subtle hint of oak. Full-bodied as well as elegant, it reminds me of some of the great BV Private Reserves from the 1950s and 1960s. Multilayered with sweet tannin, this concentrated blockbuster is remarkably elegant and complex. Consume it over the next two decades.”
- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

92 POINTS – 2010 SCARLETT CABERNET SAUVIGNON

“Smooth and ripe with plum, cassis and spice; juicy and classic with toasty oak and lovely balance; long and stylish; an exciting wine made by Mike Smith.”
- Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel

91 POINTS – 2012 SCARLETT ZINFANDEL

This 100% estate-grown field blend of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah made in microscopic quantities impresses in every way. Smoky dust hits the nose first, before ushering in soft layers of juicy, lush blackberry, savory pepper and herb. Balanced and delicious, it’s a worthwhile find from Rutherford, land of Cab.
- Virginia Boone, Wine Enthusiast

91 POINTS – 2012 SCARLETT ZINFANDEL

“The outstanding 2012 Scarlett Zinfandel possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as plenty of sweet, briery black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, considerable power and intensity, and an opulent, long, pure finish. A big boy with 15.8% natural alcohol, it was made by well-known winemaker Mike Smith.”
- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

90 POINTS – 2011 1070 GREEN SAUVIGNON BLANC

“With its bright lime scents edged with talc, this wine is focused on saline freshness. Grown in Rutherford at an estate vineyard between the Silverado Trail and Conn Creek, it’s tight, pithy and zesty, ready to enliven oysters or clams on the half shell.”
- Wine & Spirits Magazine

2011 SCARLETT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 

“The most unusual wine of the day, for its youth, fine bones and playfulness. Rutherford cabernets can be stern upon release, but this one is readily approachable for its beguiling aromatics, supple tannins and a fresh cherry fruitiness accented with herbal notes. In build and expression, it’s more Beaujolais than Napa Valley, but for 2011 that’s a good thing.”
- Mike Dunne, Sacramento Bee

2012 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

“The 2012 Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon is even more concentrated and full-bodied than the 2011, but still offers perfumed dark blue and black fruit that spills onto the palate with lush, focused tannins. Their estate vineyard located on the eastern side of Rutherford shows its potential with the help of winemaker Mike Smith. This is one of our go-to wines at this price point because it shows so well in our private tasting lineups.”
- Kerrin Laz, Wine Director, Dean & Deluca

2013 1070 GREEN SAUVIGNON BLANC

“Clean, pithy, and soft, with notes of dried herbs, lemongrass tea, peach pie, hyacinth, jasmine, and white pepper. It is round and creamy with balanced acidity and has juicy tangerine and orange notes on the long, vibrant finish. Serve with slow roasted Halibut with fresh asparagus, shaved fennel, and orange or mandarin wedges.”
- Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis, PlanetGrape

2011 SCARLETT CABERNET SAUVIGNON

“Bright ruby-red.  Cool aromas of blackcurrant, pepper and mocha.  Fairly dense in texture, showing an attractive sweetness to the flavors of dark berries, pepper and leafy herbs.  Quite Medoc-like in its slightly peppery green character but boasts good intensity and concentration to its flavors of currant, plum and mocha.  Finishes with rather suave tannins.  I like this style.”
- Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2009 SCARLETT CABERNET SAUVIGNON

“Aromatics of currants, blackberries, and cherries along with suggestions of sweet spice, licorice, and oak rise up from a glass. The palate offers flavors of blackberry and cherry accented by notes of anise, dusty cocoa, and cedar. A rich, concentrated red with supple tannins, fans of classic Rutherford Cabernet will enjoy this bottle very much.”
- Food and Beverage World