Wine Enthusiast Releases Spring Wine Scores

The scores are in! ✨
“We are honored to announce the recent scores from Wine Enthusiast, celebrating the farming methods we have practiced for over 50 years. We have been practicing organic farming for over 50 years and been certified with CCOF for the last 40 years and our wine continues to showcase this foundation we have established in Napa Valley. I have always wanted our wines to personify our commitment to organic farming at the highest level and believe this achievement celebrates this.”

Neal Family 2019 Rutherford Dust
Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

(Rutherford)

Elegant but rich, structured but velvety, this well balanced, classically flavored wine keeps expanding with each sip. It offers deep black cherry, blueberry, spearmint and cocoa aromas followed by enticing oak toast, cloves and cedar on the moderately tannic palate. Made from organically grown grapes.
Best from 2026–2036.

Editors’ Choice. —J.G.
Awarded 97 points.

Neal Family 2019 Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
(Howell Mountain)

This layered and luxurious wine made from organically grown grapes is pitch black in color with a ruby rim. It wafts generous black cherries, blueberries oak toast and spaded loam aromas before mouthfilling black and blue fruits, mint and earth flavors take over. While tempting to drink now, the wine is a keeper. Best from 2027–2037. —J.G.

Awarded 96 points

Neal Family 2021 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
(Napa Valley)

Very concentrated and firmly structured, this wine is built for aging. Deep, dark black cherries, black currants and blackberries are shaded by star anise, espresso crema and clove accents as sandy, supportive tannins lend a firm backbone. Made from half Rutherford and half Howell Mountain grapes.
Best from 2028– 2040. —J.G.

Awarded 94 points

Neal Family 2021 Rutherford Dust
Vineyards Vermentino

(Rutherford)

This savory, subtle wine was made from organic grapes that fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in mostly neutral French barrels. It is scented with green apples and fresh hay, then wraps a rich texture around tempting honeydew melon flavors.
Hidden Gem. —J.G.

Awarded 91 points

Our 2021 Vintage sold out faster than we anticipated.
Our 2022 Vintage is currently available, with our 2023 vintage coming this Spring.

READ THE SCORES HERE

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