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92
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Burgess 2010 Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

  1. $42

The grapes come from the winery’s estate vineyards on Howell Mountain, and you can sense the mountain intensity, both of tannins and fruity concentration. The flavors are impressive, suggesting black currant and mocha, with a minerality that grounds the wine. The tannins will help the wine evolve until 2020–2022, but you can drink it now.

 — S.H.  (6/1/2014)
92
points

Burgess 2005 Syrah (Napa Valley)

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  1. $28

Grill up or pan-fry a nice T-bone in butter and garlic and go to heaven with this rich Syrah. It’s dry and firmly tannic, with gorgeous blackberry, currant, licorice, violet, Tabasco and pepper flavors. Drink now or soon.

 — S.H.  (2/1/2009)
91
points

Burgess 1999 Enveiere Red (Napa Valley)

  1. $70

Here’s a wine that doesn’t slap you silly, but creeps up sideways, with seductively soft tannins that carry subtle flavors of blackberries and herbs.

 — S.H.  (10/1/2003)
91
points

Burgess 1999 Merlot (Napa Valley)

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This wine lives up to MerlotÕs reputation as being Òthe soft Cabernet.Ó It has deep, rich berry flavors and is very mellow and velvety. It is soft, but retains life and zest. Put it all together and itÕs an elegant, delicious wine. There are some tannins but itÕs a wine to drink now or soon.

 — S.H.  (9/12/2002)
91
points

Burgess 1998 Chardonnay (Napa Valley)

  1. $18

Understated, but powerful, with deep apple-pear fruit and very seductive spice notes. Smooth mouthfeel with classy dried-fruit, herb and vanilla flavors. Long finish. Well defined, with a sophisticated feel.

 — W.E.  (6/1/2000)
90
points

Burgess 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

  1. $38

Here’s a good Cabernet for drinking now and over the next five years. It shows classically ripe, smooth Napa tannins that frame exuberant flavors of blackberries, black cherries and cassis. Give it a good long decant before serving.

 — S.H.  (5/1/2011)
90
points

Burgess 2010 Triere Estate Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

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  1. $30

This elegant wine is dry, balanced in alcohol and classically proportioned. Full-bodied flavors of blackberries, currants and plums lead to a spicy finish. Rich and complex, it shows heightened structure, courtesy perhaps of its Yountville origin. Drink now–2016.

 — S.H.  (6/1/2014)
90
points

Burgess 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

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  1. $38

Considerably better than in previous vintages, Burgess’s ’05 Cab is rich and ripe in black currant, cherry, chocolate, smoky cedar and anise spice flavors that are wrapped into firm, fine tannins. A bit heavy and immature now, it should pick up bottle complexities through 2012, if not beyond.

 — S.H.  (2/1/2009)
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