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Selected Accolades

“It is rare to see such mastery from a winery...whose wines demonstrate such extraordinary depth and range of expression...”

2018 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
"...builds slowly in aromatic intensity to give notions of forest floor, bay leaves, violets and cedar chest scents over a core of ripe plums, blackberries and black currant jelly plus nuances of pencil lead and iron ore. Full-bodied, rich and seductive, the frame is built like a brick house, with very firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing very long and very earthy."
98
Robert Parker

2017 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
"...offers stunning crème de cassis, graphite, white flowers, and vanilla aromas and flavors. With classic 2017 focus and precision, full-bodied richness, fine tannins, and a great finish, it's another head-turning, classically styled wine that's going to age easily for 20-25 years or more."
96
Jeb Dunnuck

2016 Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend

2016 Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend
"...opens with gregarious blue and black fruits, dried herbs, chargrill and savory yeast extract notes. The full-bodied palate is vibrant, expressive, mineral, and earthy with black fruits, and firm, grainy tannins, finishing long."
98+
Robert Parker

2018 Moone-Tsai Paige Cuvée Chardonnay

2018 Moone-Tsai Paige Cuvée Chardonnay
"...rich and powerful on the palate, yet has bright, integrated acidity, remarkable purity, and a great finish."
95
Jeb Dunnuck

2018 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Chardonnay

2018 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Chardonnay
"...lots of white currant, white peach, toasted almond, and white flower-like aromas and flavors. This is a rich, powerful, yet beautifully balanced, layered Chardonnay with loads to love and ranks with the top whites in the vintage."
96
Jeb Dunnuck

"It is rare to see such mastery from a winery...whose wines demonstrate such extraordinary depth and range of expression. Their latest releases announce the arrival of an important new producer that deserves notice from every dyed-in-the-wool devotee of the grape." - California Connoisseurs' Guide, October 2014

Winemaker-Philippe Melka: Named by Robert Parker as "...one of the top nine winemakers in the world..."

"The star among current releases ...with a wine structure that is as precise, supple, and vibrant as Bach's cello suite." - Robb Report

Selected and served at the presidential summit attended by U.S. President Obama and China's President Xi-Jinping; Rancho-Mirage, California, June 2013

2019 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
"...notes of crushed black and red currants with hints of wild blueberries, tilled soil and cardamom with a touch of cedar chest. Medium to full-bodied, it has beautiful freshness and vibrant, crunchy black fruits, supported by soft tannins and a lively backbone, finishing with a red fruit burst."
94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(Lisa Perrotti-Brown)

2019 Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend

2019 Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend
"...unfurls to offer glimpses of blackcurrant cordial, black cherries and boysenberries with hints of charcoal, new leather, tapenade and lavender. Full-bodied, firm and grainy, it has loads of freshness lifting the dense, earth-laced black fruits, finishing long and minerally."
97+
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(Lisa Perrotti-Brown)

2019 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
"...big, bold, wonderfully pure scents of black cherry compote, blueberry coulis and chocolate box followed by emerging cassis, kirsch and cedar chest scents plus a hint of lilacs. Full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of rich, ripe black fruits and plenty of freshness, textured by ripe, grainy tannins, finishing long and earthy. Nice!"
98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(Lisa Perrotti-Brown)

2018 Moone-Tsai Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

2018 Moone-Tsai Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
"…reveals opulent notions of butterscotch, praline, pineapple upside-down cake and peach cobbler with nuances of candied ginger and preserved mandarin peel. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers plenty of zip and zing with a racy line cutting through the creamy texture and concentrated tropical fruit flavors, finishing on a lingering honey-nut note."
94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(Lisa Perrotti-Brown)

2018 Moone-Tsai Petite Sirah - Palisades

2018 Moone-Tsai Petite Sirah - Palisades
"...captures all of the exotic beauty of this remarkable Calistoga site. Inky dark fruit, sweet spice, lavender and mint give the Petite striking aromatic nuance that is immediately attractive. The tannins are imposing at this stage, but, then again, that is Petite. This is a terrific debut."
94
Antonio Galloni

2018 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
"...opens slowly to reveal mossy tree bark, fragrant earth and lavender with a core of fresh black currants, red currants and Morello cherries plus wafts of oolong tea and black olives. Medium to full-bodied, firm and lively, it has an intense mid-palate of muscular fruit, finishing long and mineral laced."
94
Robert Parker

2018 Moone-Tsai Paige Cuvée Chardonnay

2018 Moone-Tsai Paige Cuvée Chardonnay
"…opens with delicate, slowly emerging scents of white peaches, fresh grapefruit and ripe Bosc pears with hints of beeswax, cashews and crystallized ginger with a touch of chalk dust. The medium to full-bodied palate bursts with citrus and stone fruit layers, possessing great tension and a silken texture, finishing long and minerally."
95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(Lisa Perrotti-Brown)

2018 Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend

2018 Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend
"...offers more masculine notes of blackcurrants, blueberries, scorched earth, chocolate, and gravelly earth. Full-bodied and structured, with ample tannins, it needs 4-5 years of bottle age and will keep for two decades."
94
Jeb Dunnuck

2018 Moone-Tsai Black List XXIV Cabernet, Diamond Mountain

2018 Moone-Tsai Black List XXIV Cabernet, Diamond Mountain
"…delivers profound, wonderfully pure scents of crushed blueberries, Morello cherries, black raspberries and blackcurrant jelly with hints of violets, underbrush and iron ore. The big, rich, impactful, full-bodied palate follows through on the nose's promise with powerful black fruit flavors and loads of earthy nuances, backed up by firm, grainy tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and layered."
97+
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(Lisa Perrotti-Brown)

2018 Moone-Tsai Black List XXIV Cabernet, Diamond Mountain

2018 Moone-Tsai Black List XXIV Cabernet, Diamond Mountain
"...lots of classic mountain fruit characteristics in its red and black currant, loamy earth, dried tobacco, and savory herb aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, deep, rich, and concentrated, it has terrific tannic grip, outstanding length, and the class to cruise for 20 years or more..."
95+
Jeb Dunnuck

2018 Moone-Tsai Black List XXIV Cabernet, Diamond Mountain

2018 Moone-Tsai Black List XXIV Cabernet, Diamond Mountain
"Powerful and driving in feel, the 2018 offers superb persistence and yet also stays remarkably light on its feet for such a big wine. An enticing melange of dried flowers, mint, raspberry jam, chocolate, rose petal and iron gives the Black List tons of nuance and overall complexity. The tannins need time to soften, but this is an impressive wine in the early going."
95
Antonio Galloni

2017 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Chardonnay

2017 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Chardonnay
"...Stone fruits, toasted bread, spice, and honeyed floral notes all dominate the bouquet, and it's medium to full-bodied, balanced, and long. This is straight-up gorgeous, classic Chardonnay to enjoy over the coming 6-7 years."
95
Jeb Dunnuck

2017 Moone-Tsai Paige Cuvée Chardonnay

2017 Moone-Tsai Paige Cuvée Chardonnay
"...a ripe, powerful Chardonnay with lots of buttered citrus, flower oil, honeysuckle, pineapple, and brioche aromas and flavors. Terrific on the palate, with both building richness and bright acidity, it's going to drink beautifully for 5-7 years or more."
95
Jeb Dunnuck

2017 Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend

2017 Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend
"...youthful notes of crushed blackberries, warm cassis and blueberry pie with hints of star anise, cedar chest, pencil lead and tapenade plus a waft of Marmite toast. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a solid structure of firm, ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long with a provocative mineral edge."
94
Robert Parker

2017 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
"…slowly unfurls to reveal notions of warm plums, baked blackberries, boysenberries and black currant pastilles with hints of tree bark, cigar box and wild sage plus a touch of cloves. Full-bodied, the palate has great purity and fantastic structure with a firm, finely grained texture and seamless freshness lifting the intense flavors to a long finish. Impressive! "
95+
Robert Parker

2016 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
"...a huge, potent wine that shows the natural richness of these sites in Coombsville and Howell Mountain that inform the blend. Back cherry, plum, chocolate, new leather and spice flesh out in a racy, voluptuous wine that will tempt readers with its sheer allure. A dollop of Merlot (10%) adds suppleness. Bold and voluptuous in the glass, the 2016 is one of the finest Napa Valley Cabernets under $100."
93+
Antonio Galloni

2016 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
"...sporting tons of flamboyant cassis, plums, and blueberry preserves...with hints of mocha, lavender, and great intensity of black and blue fruits."
93+
Robert Parker

2016 Moone-Tsai Paige Cuvée Chardonnay

2016 Moone-Tsai Paige Cuvée Chardonnay
"...reveals delicate nuances of fresh grapefruit, lemongrass and spiced apple with touches of ginger and coriander seed."
95
Robert Parker

2016 Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend

2016 Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend
"...Inky, plush and super-expressive, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Blend exudes tons of personality and character. The essence of Howell Mountain comes through loud and clear in this gorgeous wine from Larry and MaryAnn Tsai."
95
Antonio Galloni

2016 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
"...Deep and unctuous in the glass. Black cherry jam, crème de cassis, lavender, menthol and exotic spice all run through this rich, sumptuous wine. Silky tannins play off the wine's explosive personality nicely. The 2016 is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine."
95
Antonio Galloni

2016 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
"Opens with exuberant black fruits, cassis, plums, black cherries,…with beautiful violets and roses perfume, plus dried herbs, and earthy undercurrent. The palate is full, rich and powerful with lovely black and blue fruits purity, velvety tannins, and a long finish."
96
Robert Parker

2015 Moone Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend

2015 Moone Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend
"Big, rich, with firm, fine tannins;...offers tons of layers"
96
Robert Parker

2015 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
"Rich, ...lovely, velvety, delicious, ...A BLOCKBUSTER!"
95
Robert Parker

2014 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
"a nuanced, deep wine that marries finesse with power..."
95
Antonio Galloni

2013 Moone-Tsai Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

2013 Moone-Tsai Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
"...laced with orange blossom, apricot, honey, chamomile. Soft, rich, gorgeous and full of personality."
92
Antonio Galloni

2013 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
"...another fabulous wine from Moone-Tsai; gorgeous;...blossoms with a compelling array of blue and black stone fruits, with exotic orange peel, spice."
93
Antonio Galloni

2013 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Chardonnay

2013 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Chardonnay
"...rich with a real sense of depth and structure. Lemon oil, white flowers, and slate flesh out in an ample, broad Chardonnay endowed with tons of personality."
92
Antonio Galloni

2013 Moone Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend

2013 Moone Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend
"...a magnificent wine, with lovely blueberry, blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of licorice, vanillin..."
96
Robert Parker

2013 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
"...seamless, voluptuously textured..."
95
Robert Parker

2012 Moone-Tsai Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

2012 Moone-Tsai Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
"...Masterful, full-bodied and impeccably balanced; remarkably rich and very light on its feet."
97
California Connoisseurs' Guide

2012 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Chardonnay

2012 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Chardonnay
"...a wine of grand depth and breadth, its near-profligate richness is matched by very careful construction, and its very enthusiastic recommendation comes without caveat or condition."
95
California Connoisseurs' Guide

2012 Moone Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend

2012 Moone Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend
"...boasts incredible depth, and a majestic texture, with a finish that lasts 50 seconds."
96
Robert Parker

2012 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
"...opulent, full-bodied-rich..."
94
Robert Parker

2011 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
"...a vibrant, delineated Cabernet loaded with class and personality. This is a drop-dead gorgeous, classy wine."
94
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2010 Moone Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend

2010 Moone Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend
"Spectacular...with terrific aromatics, admirable ripe fruit, richness and a full-bodied mouth-feel...a big-time winner"
95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2010 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
"Strikingly beautiful, ...vibrant, gorgeous"
94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate