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93 points

Falkner 1999 Amante Sangiovese (South Coast)

A terrific super-Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Rich and full-bodied, with obvious pedigree, it features great balance of ripe fruit, soft, dusty tannins and refreshing acidity. This is a first-rate wine that amply shows how good grapes can be in Temecula. —S.H.

 — S.H.   Published 4/1/2002
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89 points

Falkner 2013 Chardonnay (Temecula Valley)

This is a very peachy and fruit-forward take on the grape from Southern California. It’s happily bright and tight on the palate, with chalkiness in the midpalate, and a tropical sense throughout, with banana and pineapple building towards a lemony and layered finish.

 — M.K.   Published 4/1/2015
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87 points

Falkner 2002 Merlot (Temecula)

There’s something addictive about this polished Merlot, with its succulent cherry flavors and that rich finish of cinnamon-dusted mocha. The wine is dry and velvety, although it could use a bit more acidity.

 — S.H.   Published 12/15/2005
86 points

Falkner 2012 Rock Creek Vineyard Syrah (Temecula Valley)

Slightly funky, reductive aromas of hot asphalt and barnyard open this wine, with ripe purple fruits lingering in the background. It’s thick and nicely rich on the palate, dense with black flavors and tannic grip, a true study of the grape’s darkness though not incredibly distinctive.

 — M.K.   Published 3/1/2015
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86 points

Falkner 2002 Amante Red (South Coast)

Based on Sangiovese, this super Tuscan wine offers lots to like. It’s absolutely dry and very soft, with cherry, tobacco and currant flavors that swirl together into a clean finish complexed with dusty tannins.

 — S.H.   Published 12/15/2005
86 points

Falkner 2000 Sauvignon Blanc (South Coast)

Starts off a bit musty and earthy, with citrus flavors veering into riper peaches and mangoes. Turns dry and crisp in the finish. A pleasant wine at a good price. —S.H.

 — S.H.   Published 4/1/2002
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85 points

Falkner 2000 Muscat Canelli (South Coast)

A unique wine, not a bad one, that marches to a different beat. Smells sharply of cigarette tobacco and orange honey, with a dusting of white pepper. In the mouth, it’s not sweet at all, but clean and zesty, with the taste of tangerines and cinnamon.

 — S.H.   Published 12/15/2003
84 points

Falkner 2004 Rock Creek Vineyard Syrah (Temecula)

Soft and charming, with jammy cherry, blackberry and chocolate-covered mint flavors. The wine flirts with off-dryness, but its crisp acidity provides a welcome balance.

 — S.H.   Published 5/1/2008