2014 MR Napa Valley

"His 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine is a prodigious effort and maybe the best he’s made to date, even though one would expect that, like most wineries, the 2013 or 2015 would be the pinnacle of great Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This beauty (14.9% alcohol) has an opaque purple color and a beautiful, sweet nose of blueberry liqueur intermixed with some blackberries, crème de cassis, licorice and graphite. It is full-bodied, has a velvety texture and fine tannins, a terrific length of close to 50 seconds, and a large-scaled, voluptuous mouthfeel that just goes on and on. Purity, richness and overall equilibrium are top-flight. Drink it now or drink it in 20-30 years, as it is that well-balanced and potentially long-lived."

-Robert M Parker Jr. of Wine Advocate

2012 MR Napa Valley

"Inky in color, the wine is full bodied, fresh, concentrated, long and rich. The wine blasts off with licorice, black and blue fruit, smoke and vanilla. The texture is lush and the sweet, ripe, fruit filled finish sticks with you."

— Jeff Leve for Wine Cellar Insider
Tasted Nov 22, 2016


"Michel Rolland's enormous experience and obvious knowledge of great viticulture and winemaking has turned out a 300-case cuvée of exceptional wine."

— Robert M Parker Jr. of Wine Advocate
29th Oct 201, review of 2013 MR Napa Valley

 

2010 MR Napa Valley

"This is the debut vintage for Michel Rolland in California for his wine. This 250 case wine is a blend would be right at home in the Left Bank of Bordeaux with its usage of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabermet Franc and 3% Merlot. The wine is rich, concentrated, lush and oaky, with ample notes of licorice, dark berres and cocoa to complicate the aromatics. This is fleshy, flashy and forward. It will be an interesting wine for fans of Rolland to follow."

— Jeff Leve for Wine Cellar Insider
Tasted Nov 16, 2013

2013 MR Napa Valley

"Firm, with notes of spice, red and black fruits, dusty, gravelly earth and cedary oak and a splash of herb and anise. Captures suppleness, fruit and an earthy, dusty quality. Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2030. 525 cases made."

–JL Wine Spectator

 

2010 MR Napa Valley

"There are only 250 cases and it comes from what appears to be the finest vintage of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon between 2007 and 2012. It boasts a deep ruby/purple color along with notes of charcoal, white chocolate and creme de cassis, a full-bodied opulence, impeccable purity, decent acidity and ripe tannin that nicely frames the wine. This serious, rich Cabernet Sauvignon is as exceptional as one would expect from this winemaking genius."

-Robert M Parker Jr. of Wine Advocate

2012 MR Napa Valley

"This captures ripe, rich, firm blackberry, graphite and mineral notes, with a wall of extracted tannins on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2018 through 2028."

— J.L Wine Spectator