Dec 2009

2006 Eponymous MacAllister Red Wine – 90 Pts

“This is a big, red-fruited cabernet blend with a lot of dimension to its flavors. The tannins are relatively soft, appealing in their chocolatey richness and suited to current drinking with prime ribs.”

May 2009

2005 Eponymous MacAllister Red Wine – 91 Pts

“Dense garnet hue. Inviting scents of blackberry, black cherry and mocha. Creamy flavors of cherry, vanilla and cola. Velvety tannins with layers of raspberry and sour cherry in the juicy close.”

May 2009

2005 Eponymous Cabernet Sauvignon – 90 Pts

“Blackish-purple hue. Pretty nose with cola, black cherry and heady vanilla aromas. Sweet and silky mouth-feel with red berry, maple and a pleasing integration of fine-grain tannins. Tart and drying on the close with cherry pie, chocolate and bright, supporting acidity.”

June 2008

2004 Eponymous Cabernet Sauvignon – 92 Pts

“Fresh raspberry aromas with dusty, mineral scents. Supple plum and black cherry fruit laced with well-integrated tannins and drying mineral flavors. The cherry theme continues in the finish with a lick of chalkiness and lingering toasted oak.”

May 2007

2004 Eponymous MacAllister Red Wine – Excellent

“This wine, made by Robert Pepi and Jeff Booth, combines the elegance of a Left Bank Bordeaux, say from St.-Estephe or St.-Julien, with the deep, dark power and heft of a Sonoma Valley cabernet. The wine is intense and concentrated, high-toned and judicial, bursting with classic notes of cedar, tobacco and lead pencil, ripe and dusty black currants, black cherries and plums, touches of walnut shell and underbrush and mocha. The finish is long, spicy, austere. Terrific presence and character.”

May 2007

2003 Eponymous Cabernet Sauvignon – Best of the Best – 5 Stars

“Eponymous 2003 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is an integrated, seamless whole of ripe dark fruits and dark plums with intriguing flavors of anise-spice, chocolate, black cherry and black raspberry – elegant and lengthy.”


2004 Eponymous MacAllister Red Wine – Gold Medal

Aug 4, 2006

2003 Eponymous Cabernet Sauvignon – 90 Pts “Exceptional”

“Deep ruby purple color. Aromas of blueberries, cassis, and mint. A round entry leads to a soft medium-bodied palate with tightly wound dark berry, currant, and dusty spice flavors. Finishes with a solid wave of tannins, berry skins, and woody spices. Quite elegant and restrained; this will work brilliantly with veal or steaks. “


2003 Eponymous MacAllister Red Wine – “Best of the Best” “Best in Show – 5 Stars”

March 2006

2002 Eponymous Cabernet Sauvignon – 92 Pts “Cellar Selection”

“From Bob Pepi, a classically structured wine that showcases how beautifully ripe Napa Cab can get, and how rich the tannins can be, grown in the right terroir and made by the right hands. The wine is dry and powerful in cassis and currant flavors that are well-oaked, and it has the body and firmness to age. Drink now through 2012.”

2001 Eponymous Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2004 San Francisco Chronicle "Best 100 Wines"

2001 Eponymous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Deep and complex, with black cherry and hints of licorice and black olive. Firm structure suggests aging potential. From Robert Pepi the man, not the brand.

2000 Eponymous Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Spectator Weekly June 10, 2004

90 points - 2001 Eponymous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Excellent intensity, richness and complexity, with ripe, fleshy black cherry, wild berry, plum and spicy floral notes. Shows more flesh and polish than most 2000's, with a nice mix of acidity and tannin to give it structure and depth. New from Robert Pepi; he just can't use his name on the front label. Drink now though 2010 - J.L.

2000 Eponymous Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Novus Vinum, May 7, 2004

2000 Eponymous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Having sold his eponymous winery and not able to use his name for a while, Robert Pepi got his new label going, and it's called: EPONYMOUS. This ultra-premium level entry is a great concentrated and extracted juice product. A deep red color sets the pace for a wine that reveals itself a bit lighter in the mouth than you'd expect with a medium to full body and long legs. Dark Berries, chocolate, light spices, and smokey wood flavor characterize this new offering with a moderate finish. We like the wine quite a bit and it could be a true winner in five years. Bravo Bob!

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