Croix Canon 2020

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The 2020 Croix Canon is bright and perfumed right out of the bottle. There's not a ton of structure here, but then again, this is a second wine. Crushed red berries, mint, rose petal, cedar and a touch of blood orange give the 2020 lovely complexity. This is very nicely done. I expect it will be a lovely mid-term drinker.

Score: 89 - 91

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com Maturity: 2026 - 2035 01 June 2021

The 2020 Croix Canon is a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, aging for 18 months in French oak, 30% new. It weighs in with 14.5% alcohol and a pH of 3.53. Deep garnet-purple colored, it drifts out of the glass with alluring scents of plum preserves, blueberry pie and mulberries, plus touches of potpourri, Chinese five spice and fallen leaves. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of juicy black and blue fruits, supported by plush tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and spicy.

Score: 90 - 92

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2024 - 2037 20 May 2021

A fantastic second wine with a dense center palate of tight, racy tannins and dark fruit. Spicy and almost salty. It’s full, yet very compact with excellent structure and length. Very serious.

Score: 95 - 96

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 05 May 2021

This is an excellent second (from a separate plot) wine, bright, poised and delicious. Fruit ripeness is just at the point where it is teetering on the brink between deep, spicy and textured while still remaining fresh and juicy. Great stuff. Mildew made an impact but not drought, so ended up with 40hl/ha yields. Harvest September 4 to 23, 30% new oak. 3.53pH.

Score: 93

Jane Anson, Decanter.com Maturity: 2023 - 2036 01 May 2021