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2005 Topel Meritage, Le Mariage

David Falchek, Wine Critic - Winestein
Wine Review Online, May 26, 2010
Another spectacular example of top-of-line Meritage comes from a small, Hopland, Calif., winery. Topel 2005 "Le Mariage" Meritage comes off with bold black fruit and chocolate flavors with a slight herbal character and a birch finish. This wine has great balance, shows each grape's character, and is complex without being brooding. Read Meritage Enjoyable Year Round…

2005 Topel Meritage, Le Mariage

Gerald Boyd's Special Selection
Wine Review Online, January 2008

2003 Topel Syrah, Cuveé Donnis

Double Gold, Best of Class, Best of Region, 2006 California State Fair
Silver, 2006 Riverside Wine Competition

2002 Topel Cabernet Sauvignon, Hidden Vineyard

Silver, 2006 Savor Magazine North of the Gate Wine Competition
Silver, 2006 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
Silver, 2006 California State Fair Wine Competition

2002 Topel Pinot Noir, Serendipity Vineyard

Silver, 2006 Los Angeles International Wine Limited Production Competition

Quarterly Review of Wines, Spring 2006

Topel 2001 Monterey County Cabernet Sauvignon, Hidden Valley Reserve
“Dense inky color; deep bramble berry and spice aromas; concentrated berry flavors, balanced acidity and nicely integrated tannins; long concentrated finish.”

Topel 2000 Mendocino County Cabernet Sauvignon, Hidden Valley Reserve
“Very deep almost inky color; dense layered nose, blackberry, herbal and coffee accents; bright fleshy dark fruit flavors, very good structure; great length and persistence through the finish.”

Topel 2002 Mendocino County Cuveé Donnis Syrah
“Deep concentrated raspberry and chocolate nose; dense berry and dark chocolate flavors, hints of spice; rich texture with length through the finish.”

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Santa Rosa Press Democrat Wine of the Week , January 25, 2006

Topel 2002 Pinot Noir, Serendipity Vineyard, Monterey - (4.5 stars out of 5)
“A rich, smoky Pinot Noir, with a velvety texture. Aromas and flavors of tangy cherry, chocolate, dill and vanilla. Prominent oak. Big flavors. Medium complexity.

PinotFile, April 24, 2006

Topel 2002 Serendipity Vineyard Monterey County Pinot Noir
“A very unique and interesting Pinot Noir. The nose is layered with cherries, spices (notably cardamom) and a little sauvage. The wine tastes terrific but is unlike any other California Pinot Noir I have ever had. It really stumped me when I tried to pin down the flavors but there was a load of stylish, complex spices here. This Pinot in nicely weighted and balanced, and a kick to drink.”

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Touring & Tasting Magazine, Spring 2006

Topel 2002 Pinot Noir, Serendipity
“Rich and smoky with aromas and flavors of tangy cherry, chocolate and vanilla.”

Topel 2003 Syrah, Cuveé Donnis
“Bold, spicy and rich, with a long finish; liquid passion.”

Topel 2003 Le Mariage Meritage
“A magical, opulent blend in the true tradition of Bordeaux.”

Topel 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hidden Vineyard
“Elegant, with intense flavors of blackberry, anise and chocolate.”

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