February 17 2021  |  Spirits & Tobacco

Penfolds releases scores for California Collection

By Laura Shirk

The scores and eviews of Penfolds’ inaugural California Collection are reflective of its commitment to making exceptional wines across two hemispheres, underpinned by Penfolds House Style

Following its Penfolds California wine tasting held earlier this month, the company is proud to share the first scores and reviews of Penfolds’ inaugural California Collection. The collection of scores has been published by some of the most respected wine critics from around the world.

The wines of the collection are a testament to Penfolds’ incredible winemaking team – both in Australia and the US – and the reviews are reflective of its uncompromising commitment to making exceptional wines across two hemispheres, underpinned by Penfolds House Style.

The team is thrilled to share that Penfolds 2018 Quantum Bin 98 Cabernet Sauvignon, the flagship of the California Collection, has already been awarded a perfect 100 point score by

Meridith May, The Somm Journal (US). Please see score highlights below:

2018 Quantum Bin 98 Cabernet Sauvignon

100 points – Meridith May, Somm Journal

98 points – James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

98 points- Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot

97 points – Andrew Caillard

95 points – Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

2018 Bin 149 Cabernet Sauvignon

98 points – Andrew Caillard

97 points – James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

97 points – Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot

95 points – Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

2018 Bin 704 Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points – Andrew Caillard

95 points – James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

96 points – Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

2018 Bin 600 Cabernet Shiraz

95 points – Andrew Caillard

93 points – James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

93 points – Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

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