Rand Sealey gave these Balboa wines “exceptional” scores on a scale of 20: 2009 Balboa Estate Syrah – 18.5 points, 2009 Balboa Estate Malbec – 18.5 points, 2008 Balboa Reserve Red – 18.5 points, 2008 Balboa “Constrictor” Red Blend – 18.5+ points, 2011 Balboa Chardonnay – 18 points, 2009 Balboa Reserve Red Wine – 18.5 points, 2009 Balboa “Pandemonium” Syrah – 19 points.