Wine Advocate 91 pts: Impeccably balanced, the 2018 Merlot Champoux Vineyard offers fresh and ripe fruit flavors of plum, black cherry and dusty purple flowers with hints of brown baking spices. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, the wine displays elevated alcohol with expertly managed tannins before showing a dusty mineral tension across the mid-palate. The Merlot concludes with a food-friendly and lingering finish. Just under 3,000 bottles were made for the world after the wine rested for 22 months in 25% new French oak. Bravo!