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Winery of the Year, 2023

January 1, 2024

One thing that I recognized throughout tasting fourteen wines (multiple times) over a period of a week is that overall, they possess dynamic purity and deliver pleasure every step. Don’t sleep on the appellation wines as they don’ t take a backseat to any thing at their price point.

July 20, 2023

Unashamedly rich and opulent, Justin Harmon’s wines are also layered, beautifully nuanced, and weave in a myriad of earth and savory accents to tame all that decadent fruit. These come highly recommended.

January 31, 2019

If you haven’t heard of Justin Harmon, you should write that name down. Bravo, sir.

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July 20, 2023

97 pts – 2019 Babel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
97 pts – 2019 Chardonnay, Simpatico Ranch, Bennett Valley
97 pts – 2021 Bastard Tongue Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
96 pts – 2021 Le Rayon-Vert, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain
96 pts – 2020 Le Rayon-Vert, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain
96 pts – 2020 Indigo, Syrah, Sonoma Mountain
95 pts – 2021 Pinot Noir, Kanzler Vineyard, Russian River Valley
95 pts – 2020 Syrah, Sonoma Mountain
95 pts – 2020 Chardonnay, Bennett Valley
95 pts – 2021 Chardonnay, Bennett Valley

June 7, 2023

Argot – Kanzler Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2021
94 points | $105 | 225 cases made

Alluring, with a mix of gently mulled red and black cherry and mulberry fruit melding steadily with black tea, singed wood spice, chaparral and savory notes as this moves along, all while maintaining definition and understated energy. Drink now through 2029. 225 cases made.

May 15, 2023

Tasting Highlights – ‘8 Stunning Sonoma Chardonnays’

Bennett Valley is a prime source of Chardonnay for Argot, who has made one of this selection’s top-scoring whites. Bennett Valley’s inland setting is a cool region influenced by the Petaluma Gap with an extended growing season, which allows Chardonnay grapes to fully develop their flavors while retaining vibrant natural acidity. This is on display in Argot’s 2020 bottling, which is rich and fragrant with floral notes and focused, mouthwatering acidity.

March 23, 2023

97 pts – 2019 Le Rayon-Vert, Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain
96+ pts – 2019 1555 Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
96 pts – 2019 Chardonnay, Simpatico Ranch, Bennett Valley
96 pts – 2020 Bastard Tongue Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
95 pts – 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
95 pts – 2019 Chardonnay, Bennett Valley

January 7, 2023

2020 Syrah Sonoma Mountain
92 points| $60 | 150 cases made

Reveals a rich texture wrapped around a core of lively acidity and tannins, with deep blackberry and blueberry flavors laced with stony minerality and savory meat. Drink now through 2030.