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Walter Hansel 2015 Estate Chardonnay$29.99–$149.94
Russian River Valley California
Wine Advocate 92-94 Rating
The 2015 season resulted in tiny clusters and small berries with production levels off by a minimum of 25%. The following 2015s will be bottled unfined and unfiltered. The 2015 Chardonnay Estate is a killer bargain at $25.00 a bottle. The wine is a blend of the 95, 76 and the Hanzell clones. The 4-acre parcel from which the wine was produced was planted in 1976, so it has some age to it. This is a great Chardonnay with loads of honeysuckle, buttered citrus, orange and white peach notes, a medium to full body, terrific energy and purity. This is a terrific wine that tastes like a Chardonnay that should be selling for three or four times the price. So, consumers take note. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
Buy this by the 6pk for $24.99 per bottle
Weingut Johannishof 2011 Charta Riesling$16.99
WTB Best Values 90 Rating
Round, medium full bodied, and nearly dry, this is an excellent wine at the price. It is smoothly textured, moderately intense in flavor, and medium long on the finish. It tastes of yellow apple, peach, pineapple, and lily of the valley.
Williams Selyem 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir$69.99
Wine Enthusiast 94 Rating
Baked bread, pine forest and strawberry rise out of the glass in this relatively light yet complex and layered wine, spicy in cinnamon and black tea. It shows the powerful grace of good winemaking, showcasing the appellation's beauty and brawn from a warm, even year. SWS R6-1
Wolf Family Vineyards 2014 Phaedrus Cabernet Sauvignon$49.99–$269.94
Napa Valley California
This 2014 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of fruit from the more recently planted estate vineyard on White Hall Lane in St. Helena and the Montgomery Vineyard in Calistoga. Although it was aged for 20 months in 67% new French oak barrels, there is only a bit of oak spice, yet no woody aromas evident on the nose, which also indicates the wine has great balance with restrained, not forward, red fruit aromas. The quality of the excellent 2014 vintage also lends a nice vibrancy to the fuller-bodied palate where dark plum and blackberry flavors co-mingle with notes of dried tobacco. The balance promised from the nose delivers in spades with an excellent ratio of fruit to tannin and a wonderfully smooth texture. It shows great finesse at such a young age and is incredibly approachable and delicious right out of the bottle.
Buy this by the 6pk for $44.99 per bottle
XAVIER MONNOT 2015 Beaune Les Cent-Vignes$74.99–$419.94
Wine Spectator 93 Rating
The rich, dense texture is well-plied by black cherry, blackberry and violet flavors. A solid layer of tannins delivers grip, with the saturated fruit in lockstep. Terrific finish. Best from 2021 through 2033. 680 cases made. WBC
Buy this by the 6pk for $69.99 per bottle
Xavier Vins 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme$44.99
Southern Rhone Valley
Wine Advocate 96 Rating
Except for Henri Bonneau’s 2007 Reserve des Celestins (which is still in barrel), the last 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape to be released will be Xavier Vignon’s Anonyme. This sensational wine spent three years in a combination of demi-muids and small oak. It boasts an inky/purple color along with a sweet nose of underbrush, garrigue, licorice, blackberries and black currants. Full, thick, unctuously textured and even flamboyant, this stunning 2007 should drink well for another 15-20 years.
Yalumba 2016 The Virgilius Viognier$34.99–$209.94
Eden Valley Australia
4.1 vivino Rating
The Virgilius is Yalumba’s most distinguished Viognier – a wine that shows power with restraint. As Yalumba’s most premium and enchanting white wine, it is loved by wine lovers looking for something beyond the more conventional offering. The nose has intense aromas of early season just picked apricots, cardamom, white pepper and fresh ginger. Lifted ginger spice is layered on the palate with mineral sourdough like texture and complex apricots and almond savouriness. The trademark Viognier lusciousness of the palate is clearly evident in this wine. It is complex while at the same time showing purity and restraint that will unwind slowly in the glass and take the imbiber on a sensory journey. At its best with food, The Virgilius complements a wide range of flavors, particularly dishes with spice and rich flavors. Try with poached pike perch; grilled sirloin and chips; beef rendang; pan fried herb stuffed mushrooms; or fresh gnocchi with olive oil and shaved truffles. The Virgilius, while showing all the virtues of great Viognier as a young wine, will reward cellaring as it evolves in the bottle, with even more layers of flavor and aroma.
Buy this one by the 6 pk for $34.99 per bottle
Zuccardi 2014 Malbec Concreto$39.99
Wine Advocate 95 Rating
The wild nose of the new 2014 Concreto Malbec transported me to the Northern Rhône (Côte-Rôtie), or even better the Valais mountains in Switzerland. It is fermented and matured in concrete vats, hence its name. The grapes come from a very calcareous soil in Altamira in the Uco Valley. The nose mixes the violet aromas and those wild herbs, rockrose and spices, but also a saline side, and a mix of black olives and smoke. Raspberry leaf perhaps? There is a different character, they have taken away all that gives sweetness to the wine, searched for chalky soils, used part of full clusters and only cement was used for the fermentation and élevage. The wine is dry, but the tannins are sweet. There is very good length and persistence here. A naked Malbec. I believe this wine might have a beautiful evolution in bottle and it would be even better in a fresh vintage. Groundbreaking Malbec! An awesome value for money too! 6,000 bottles produced. R8-1
Zuccardi 2017 Malbec Concreto$34.99
James Suckling 96 Rating
This is a unique wine for Mendoza with a cool-fruit and serious slate character. Undertones of dried herbs and bark. Full body, integrated fruit and tannins. Wet earth, too. Reminds me of the reds in Spain’s Galicia, but so new in Argentina. Drink now but better in 2020.