This small retrospective looks at the 2012 and 2013 releases from Myriad Cellars and Quivet Cellars, both of which are made by winemaker Mike Smith.

Across the board, the 2012s show more open-knit, sexy, opulent styles, with most nicely in their drink window. None of the wines were anywhere close to being tired or evolved, and certainly, have plenty of prime drinking ahead. The 2013s are generally more concentrated, powerful wines yet they still have a beautiful opulence while showing the more classic, structured style of the vintage. These sensational wines can be drunk today yet have long lives ahead of them.

All of these wines were shipped to my office in Colorado and were tasted over multiple days. If you have these in your cellar, I hope the reviews give you some insight into how the wines are drinking today, as well as how they’ll evolve going forward.

Thank you for reading and please stay safe and healthy out there!


By Jeb Dunnuck
Founder & Wine Critic
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