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NAM-1002. 10 KIONA WASHINGTON CABERNET SAUVIGNON
75% cabernet sauvignon, 20% cabernet franc, 5% petit verdot; Yakima word for brown hills. Large scaled and powerful. Lot of oak. Sweet and spicy, expressive oak. American?/ Yes, full, sweet oak and broad black fruit. Powerful indeed. The oak is still dominant and insistent. This is a proven ager, so I’m expecting a mellower experience down the pike. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1003. 12 CHARLES & CHARLES POST NO. 35 COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET-SYRAH
58/42; Wine Spectator 90/100. Bold, black WA red. Pac Northwest dark, cool, and snappy. C&C ripe and showy. Loaded with fruit in the remarkable 2012 vintage./ Yeah, gives a lot. Demonstrative. Fruit cremes. Nothing held back. Retains WA acid and form all the while. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1004. 12 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE INDIAN WELLS COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Sweeter and more intense fruit expression than the regular CSM cabernet. Really deep down in berry, seed, oak. Best IW yet./ Jewel like fruit precision, fruit pastille. Great acid. Full flavor. Fine tannin. 2012 delivers the length of the West Coast. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1005. 10 COLUMBIA CREST WALTER CLORE PRIVATE RESERVE COLUMBIA VALLEY RED
Tanzer 90+: ‘47% cabernet sauvignon, 34% merlot, 15% cabernet franc and 4% malbec; aged 26 months in all-new French oak. Bright red-ruby. Reticent aromas of cassis, black raspberry, menthol, licorice and mint, complicated by graphite minerality. Plush dark berry, menthol and licorice flavors show a creamy sweetness but also very good grip. Finishes broad, spicy and long, with suave tannins.’
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1006. 11 L’ECOLE NO. 41 COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2010: Wine Enthusiast 92 - CELLAR SELECTION: ‘L’Ecole’s Columbia Valley Cabernet is again 100% varietal; the blending magic comes from a mix of excellent vineyards. This is a classy, classic wine, with pinpoint structure and spot-on varietal character. The compact palate is packed with details, and though it’s drinking well, it is clearly a wine to cellar for a while longer. Notes of clean earth, clover, herb and light chocolate add depth to a core of black cherry and cassis. $32.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1007. 11 REVELRY COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 90: ‘The most crowd-pleasing in style, with up-front and downright sexy aromas and flavors of red and black currants, licorice, spice and hints of meatiness, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain is full-bodied, textured and fruit-loaded on the palate, with no hard edges and outstanding length. Up-front and ready to go, enjoy it over the coming 8-10 years, although I would not be surprised to see it evolve longer as well.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1008. 12 SEVEN HILLS COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 90: ‘The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley is a rock-solid value that gives up plenty of lead pencil, new leather, black currants and subtle herbal notes to go with a firm, structured, medium-bodied profile on the palate. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and the balance Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec that spent 16 months in 25% new oak, it too will have over a decade of longevity. $30.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1009. 12 THREE RIVERS COLUMBIA VALLEY RED
2012 sweet, WA tart. Firm fruited./ Sweet and enticing up front, with high acid and tannin levels behind. Licorice, peels. Cocoa creme. A rightful WA 2012. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1010. 11 COLUMBIA CREST H3 HORSE HEAVEN HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Wine Enthusiast 88; Wine Spectator 88: ‘Velvety and refined, with floral accents to the vibrant red berry and guava flavors, lingering effortlessly on the finish. Drink now through 2016.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1011. 12 COLUMBIA CREST H3 HORSE HEAVEN HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Oak and understated fruit. Dry and shy yet./ Juicy acid and fruit. Racy. Certainly different in style from its partner winery’s cabernets. Really great acidity for mealtime service. More fruit development to come. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1012. 10 COLUMBIA CREST H3 LES CHEVAUX HORSE HEAVEN HILLS RED
Nice sweet oak to complement WA crisp black fruit, making for a balanced presentation. Well crafted./ The oak is caramelly and up front. Will be popular. Kudos. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1013. 12 BELLE AMBIANCE CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Deep, pure, lovely 2012 blackberry and black currant cabernet fruit./ Delicious currant and cedar purity. Fabulous. So cool and clear and precise varietal expression. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NAM-1014. 12 BONNY DOON A PROPER CLARET CALIFORNIA RED
62% cabernet sauvignon, 22% petit verdot, 8% tannat, 7% syrah, 1% petite sirah. Well, I never expected the syrah twins in a ‘proper’ claret. Sweet California cabernet coupled with 2012's richness and wholesome qualities. Good cabernet grip in back. Light oak. Overall appealing now./ Subtle oak. Sweet, round, polished, balanced. Easy acidity. No tannin. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1015. 12 JOEL GOTT 815 CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Racy and elegant North Coast style. Great acid relief. 2012 fruit beauties./ Fine oak and rich fruit. Stylish French oak. Oak toast and cabernet blackberry-black currant all the way. Great acid. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1016. 12 WAUGH JR. CALIFORNIA RED
Wood on top still, but it’s good, firm wood. Class of the cuvee persists. Deep and bright fruit./ Yes, bright and classy. Elegant flow for 2012 with 2012 pure fruit. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1017. 12 GUENOC VICTORIAN NORTH COAST CLARET
Actress Lillie Langtry planted Guenoc Valley’s first vineyards in the late 1800s. Very strong and rich cuvee in 2012. Full generosity. Dry oakiness./ Fine, sweet black fruits and generous measure of American oak in proper proportion. Popularly fashioned. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1018. 12 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Est. 1962; estate grown, bottled. Best ever. Superb fruit brilliance, precision. Well measured, savory oak./ Some up front oak and gaminess. Palate needs time to balance oak and fruit, settle. Some tannin to shed too. Will develop into one of the finest in the series. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1019. 10 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON magnum
Romantic, perfumed. Sweet berries and potpourri. A complete 2010 beauty./ Some American oak still floats on top. Plenty of fruit support under. Will merge over the coming months. Both oak and fruit tannins. Good sweet-acid balance. Long finish. Well liked by the group, even the Europhiles. 2010 sports Euro-style lines. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1020. 10 MICHAEL POZZAN KNIGHTS VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Good Knights warmth and cabernet expressions of blackberry and black currant. Good wood burnish too./ Bright 10 black fruit. Welcome body. Good race, and plenty of flavor and follow through. A good valley for 2010. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1021. 09 BENNETT FAMILY THE RESERVE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
A Napa Valley beauty, deep, nobly purple, darkly reductive. Class oak in tune with the fruit and staying in the background. Blackberry and black currant cabernet definition./ Fine savors of barrel and bottle age. Deliciously cool balance of oak and fruit. Complete with 2009 framing. Stalwart. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1022. 12 CAYMUS 4OTH ANNIVERSARY NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

NAM-1023. 11 CHAPPELLET SIGNATURE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2009: Parker 93; Wine Enthusiast 93: ‘Primary blackberry and cherry-jam flavors, with an additional note of toasty oak. The tannins and acids are excellent, lending structure to the richness. The result is a wonderfully complex Napa Cabernet that should develop over the next six years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1024. 09 HEITZ NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2009: Deep, dark, vigorous, spicy. A champion 2008, even better than the 2006. Heitz build, traditional Napa cabernet structure. Sooo rich, dark, and velvety. Many 2008 California cabernets are dry and contrite. Not this one. It delivers./ Fabulous oak seasonings plus fruit richness. A classic. Highly regarded this evening. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1025. 12 OBERON NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
75% cabernet, with merlot, petit verdot, syrah, petite sirah. ½ from Osso Vineyard near Howell Mountain. Firm and dark for 2012. Polished./. High acid and tannin. Not an inviting 2012 at this stage. Needs cellar time; built to age. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1026. 10 PALMAZ CEDAR KNOLL NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
All five Bordeaux varieties included. Rich, sexy oak and sweet fruit. Complete 2010. Pure./ Astringent, cool. Silky and refined. Sweet oak caramel in back. 20 months in all French oak, half new. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

NAM-1027. 09 SEAN MINOR NAPA VALLEY RED
30% merlot, 23% petit verdot, 17% zinfandel, 16% petite sirah, 10% syrah, 4% malbec. Heavy bottle award, and it deserves same. Mostly from Rutherford. Sweet fruit. Sweetness and ripeness of Rutherford and 09. Rich barrel complement. Deep, dark, intense, secretive, loaded./ Rich and full of oak. Fine oak class. 09 firm tannins. Has the material and balance to age well. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1028. 10 SOQUEL PARTNER’S RESERVE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Good oak and a lot of fruit material for the vintage. Impressive./ Clear and penetrating fruit expression of blackberry and black currant. Very well focused. Nice nutty oakiness. Smooth and well integrated. Altogether well crafted, and well priced. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1029. 10 ROBERT MONDAVI OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 94+: ‘Robert Mondavi’s juicy, dense purple-colored 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot and 1% Malbec. It offers lots of creme de cassis, Christmas fruitcake and spice notes as well as a full-bodied mouthfeel, building incrementally to reveal abundant rich, cassis fruit, good acidity and sweet tannin. This beautiful Cabernet should drink well for two decades or more.’
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

NAM-1030. 10 RABBIT RIDGE BARREL CUVEE CENTRAL COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Rich in Paso fruit sweetness. Not dried fruit in 2010. Light oak toast./ Sweet and full, giving. Sweet and dried cherries. Alluring, lush. Great power. Some tannin. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1031. 12 STEPHEN VINCENT CENTRAL COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Sweet, warm, abundant 2012. Warm climate leanings. Likely some Paso Robles fruit here. Dusting of oak. In style./ Good rich fruit creme with warm spice extras. Round and rich texture. Well balanced. Good acid. Light tannin. Fruitful finish. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1032. 07 DONATI FAMILY PAICINES CLARET (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Merlot, syrah, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc. Lovely 07 quality of fruit. Nice San Benito warmth. Very nice./ Delicious. Just the right oak-fruit harmony. Everything well done. Check it out. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1033. 12 LINE SHACK SAN ANTONIO VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2011: Monterey’s San Antonio Valley lies east of the Santa Lucia range, enjoying growing season heat summations similar to the Paso Robles area. Deep, inky, cedary. Potpourri. Sweet fruit concentrate. Incredibly rich and ripe 2011./ Jammy fruit. A range removed from the ocean. Rich and polished. Sweet in both oak and fruit. Spicy, savory finish. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1034. 12 GUNSIGHT ROCK PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Rich and pure 2012 fruit with Paso ripeness but no dried fruit. Well now, cherry creme comes on. Yow!/ Caramel creme oak. Good, clear acid and fruit structure. Good Paso stuff. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1035. 12 SEAN MINOR 4B PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The four bears (4B) are Minor’s children. Good acid brightness. Sweet and pure fruit of 2012 and Paso. Fine toned oak toast, potpourri, sweet spices./ Yes, Paso sweet, and not pruny or pandering. Fine oak, cabernet form, grip, tannin. Well crafted. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1036. 01 RENAISSANCE ESTATE RESERVE NORTH YUBA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
75% cabernet sauvignon, 22% merlot, 3% each merlot, syrah. 18 months in seasoned cooperage. Brilliant 2001 fruit clarity, purity. Some bouquet formation amidst plenty of fresh fruit. Cool, elegant aspects of 2001. Not overly powerful like a lot of Foothills cabernets. Just 13.5%./ Good oak mellowness and complexity. Padded against light, fine tannin grip. Growth to go. Quite a find, quite a wine! 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1037. 12 CHARLES SMITH THE VELVET DEVIL COLUMBIA VALLEY MERLOT
Deep, rich, sexy, ripe combo of peel, pulp, and juice contributions in a highly saturated form. Doesn’t call for much oak./ Yeah, delicious ripe fruit. Cool and snappy too. A terrific vintage of this. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1038. 11 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE INDIAN WELLS COLUMBIA VALLEY MERLOT
2009: Really nice, sweet black fruits attractively seasoned with French oak extracts. A class Columbia Valley merlot./ Great oak perfumes, especially sandalwood. Sweet fruit too. Likely as good as the 07. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1039. 10 AIRFIELD ESTATES MILLER VINEYARD YAKIMA VALLEY MERLOT
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘This is a fine effort, culled from a single block of 15-year-old vines. Firm and tannic, it shows focused flavors of blackberry and cassis, highlights of clove and cacao, with admirable precision through a lingering finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1040. 11 COLUMBIA CREST H3 HORSE HEAVEN HILLS MERLOT
2010: Beverage Dynamics 90: ‘The aroma has lots of berry, but not a fruit bomb wine; spicy blackberry with a hint of chocolate covered cherry; dry tannic finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1041. 12 LEESE-FITCH CALIFORNIA MERLOT
Rich and ripe yet still coastal cool. 2012 wholesome and fulfilled. Oak creme and dust./ Sweet, creamy fruit and oak. Great acid ring. Well done. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1042. 11 L DE LYETH SONOMA MERLOT
#94 - WINE ENTHUSIAST TOP 100 BEST BUYS 2013: ‘Really impressive at this price for its depth of flavor and overall balance. Dry and elegantly constructed, it shows extravagant flavors of blackberries, cherries, sweet currants and sandalwood. A lovely Merlot of great charm and drinkability. 89/100.’
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1043. 10 FIELD STONE ALEXANDER VALLEY MERLOT
Oh, deep and spicy, romantic, perfumed. Fabulous oak. Incense beauties. Rich, complex, and velvety. Cremes and potpourri./ Yes, perfumed in the mouth too. Of woods and fruits and peppercorns. Reverberates on the palate a huge range of fruits and spices. Intense black olive tapenade flavor. (I see ‘black olive’ in many a wine writer’s merlot descriptions but rarely ID it myself.) But wait! That’s not all! The elusive note of green olive too. And game. Fabulous effort. A California merlot for the record books. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1044. 09 THOMAS FOGARTY SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS MERLOT
Rich, lavish oak and SCM luxury. Deep and velvety. Plum and raspberry./ Lush merlot cherry-berry and fine wood. Barrel and bottle earned bouquet. Wow, has it all! 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1045. 10 PIETRA SANTA ESTATE CIENEGA VALLEY MERLOT
Siena native Alessio Carli was once assistant winemaker at Badia a Coltobuono. He came to the US in 1991 and since 1998 has been winemaker at Pietra Santa near Hollister in the hills of San Benito County. His red wines are like no others in California. This one was aged 32 months in French oak. Sweet and Italianate dried fruit less; ripe than the 09. Some tart fruit as well as dried. Nice deep cherry tone./ Sweet rich Italian approach to merlot. Sweet toffee oak. Works hard to please in 2010. Good value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1046. 10 VILLA SAN JULIETTE PASO ROBLES MERLOT
2009: Deep, sweet Paso cherry-berry fruit. Fruit concentration without excessive ripeness. Nice oak embellishments./ Sweet black cherry and berry flavors. Good oak nuances. In fact, full of everything good. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1047. 12 A TO Z OREGON PINOT NOIR
Owned by former Ann Arborite and VC customer, Bill Hatcher. Ripe for the A to Z pinot style. 2012 talks. Sweet cherry. Cool and clear fruit acidity./ Plenty of acid and tannin. Bulk, grip, extract, glycerol, acid. Lots of textural action. Good potential. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1048. 11 FIRESTEED OREGON PINOT NOIR
85% Willamette Valley. Light scarlet./ Sweet cherry. Best 2011 OR pinot I’ve had./ Yes, sweet and smooth fruit and black tea foil. Works. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1049. 13 KINGS RIDGE UNDERWOOD OREGON PINOT NOIR
Bright, fresh, varietal, juicy, ripe. Good Oregon pinot; maybe even better than the 2012./ Crisp OR pinot acid and enough pinot padding. Great buy. Good grip, gaminess. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1050. 12 SEAN MINOR POINT NORTH OREGON PINOT NOIR
From Willamette and Umpqua. 6 months in French oak. Oh, a fine job of winemaking. Cool Oregon fruit, ripe and abundant in 2012. Burst of OR cherry and tea beauties. Sweet and spicy. Crunchy pinot cherry./ Great flair. Cool and sweet. Racy, juicy fruit acidity. Terrific. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1051. 13 ARGYLE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2012: Light violet color./ Lovely, lilting, and delicately sweet. 2012 Oregon pinot sweet cherry and toast. Spot on form, poise./ Yes, nice and sweet and fruity in 2012 style. Light gaminess and toastiness. Great acid, light glycerol. Juicy. Balanced. Good future too. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1052. 13 COOPER MOUNTAIN COOPER HILL WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2012: Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY: ‘Supple, vibrant and expressive, with black olive and mineral nuances to the black cherry and spice flavors, persisting on the open texture. Drink now through 2018.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1053. 13 DOMAINE DROUHIN CLOUDLINE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Deep, sweet, cool, racy cherry and spice./ More green tea leaf and acid than the ripe 2012. Drouhin elegance, race. Will improve. Fine tannin. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1054. 12 DOMAINE DROUHIN DUNDEE HILLS PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 93 - CELLAR SELECTION: ‘An elegant take on what is generally considered a big (as in ripe) vintage. The wine keeps the fruit in proportion and aims for overall finesse. Pretty raspberry, cherry and mocha flavors are accented with a dash of dried herb. Its compelling length suggests that it will reward cellaring up until 2024. $45.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1055. 12 PURPLE HANDS STOLLER VINEYARD DUNDEE HILLS PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 93: ‘Vibrant and focused, this is chewy with tannins, bursting with blackberry, currant, floral and clove flavors that just don't quit as the finish persists gracefully. Drink now through 2022.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1056. 12 ELK COVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine & Spirits 90 - BEST BUY: ‘This wine’s dark cherry aromas are supported by a pronounced oak frame, as dark as bitter chocolate. It’s intense and brooding, with oak playing more of a supporting role in the texture and flavor. Cellar and let the wood settle for a year. $29.’
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1057. 09 ELK COVE FIVE MOUNTAIN WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Wine Spectator 92; Tanzer 91: ‘Dark red. Bright aromas of black raspberry and cherry accented by sassafras and black tea. Juicy and focused, offering vibrant red fruit flavors that take a darker turn with air. Finishes bright and very long, with persistent spice and rose pastille qualities.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1058. 10 PENNER-ASH WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Tanzer 91: ‘Bright violet color. Sexy raspberry and cherry aromas, along with notes of rose, sassafras and Asian spices. Sappy and refreshingly bitter in the mouth, with intense flavors of wild red berries, rose pastille and anise. Perfumed and spicy on the finish, which clings with impressive tenacity.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1059. 11 ST. INNOCENT VILLAGES CUVEE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine & Spirits 92 - BEST BUY. My notes: From great vineyards: Vitae Springs, Zenith, Temperance Hill, Momtazi. Fresh and right. Cherry and mint tea. Very bright. Pleasing ripeness./ Rich and right, with 11 raciness. All around rich and right. Good gamy aspect too. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1060. 11 SIDURI WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Reductive, primary, cool. Cherry creme and oak caramel. One seductive Oregon pinot./ Cherry and oak toast and buttercream. Mild acid for Oregon. Easy to assimilate form of OR pinot. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1061. 13 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS WHOLE CLUSTER WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Very fresh and Beaujolais like from carbonic maceration. Smells oaky but it’s not./ Fruity, sweetish. Good chilled. Nice. Sweeter fruit than the 2012. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1062. 11 ST. INNOCENT SHEA VINEYARD YAMHILL-CARLTON PINOT NOIR
Tanzer 92: ‘Vivid red. The nose displays sexy aromas of black raspberry, cherry-cola and licorice, along with a smoky overtone and floral and spice accents. Juicy, penetrating and pure, offering impressive power for the vintage. The sweet dark berry and cherry flavors are given spine and lift by juicy acidity. The floral and cola notes come back on the youthfully tannic finish, which clings with excellent tenacity.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1063. 12 CHATEAU ST. JEAN CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Pleasing softness and sweetness, wholesomeness of 2012 fruit. Less edge than 2010, 2011./ The gentle, unassuming nose is no preparation for the palate’s extravagant display of feels and flavors. Rich and bold, with power, acid, texture. Bountiful flavors of cherry juice concentrate and elegant oak savors. Another winner in this well priced series. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1064. 12 GNARLY HEAD CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Impressive. Dark, ripe fruit. Fruit pastille. Not a warm climate pinot. Well, maybe there’s a little bit of Lodi jamminess pushing through. Well crafted. Mostly coastal fruit, I’m sure./ Delicious, juicy pinot taste. I’m diggin’ this one. Great value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1065. 12 MCMANIS FAMILY CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Fourth generation. Fresh, full, nicely ripe. Very friendly, fruity 2012 nose. Fine power, sweetness, pinot character. Yes./ Sweet fruit and oak vanillin. Needs time for the oak to settle in more. Has all the components it needs. 91+/100. Tasted 9/4/13.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1066. 12 ROBERT MONDAVI PRIVATE SELECTION CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Well crafted. Coastal material here. Good varietal character. Very nice discovery./ A lot of pinot character. Sweet fruit. A beautiful California pinot noir. Very attractive indeed. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1067. 12 SALMON CREEK CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Sweet pinot game, cherry, nut. Fine fruit./ Great acid. Real pinot ID. Works. Fine pinot padding. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 5.99 each

NAM-1068. 12 ANGELINE RESERVE SONOMA-MENDOCINO-SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
45-30-25. Deep, sweet, already variegated. Spicy and nutty. Pinot cherry, dash of clove./ Good pulp and peel extracts. Well poised. Fine pinot definition at an early age. A player. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1069. 12 JOEL GOTT SONOMA-MONTEREY PINOT NOIR
It’s got it. Coastal, firm, good varietal character. Reminds me a little of the Calera./ Deep, floral, definitely cool climate. Very fine fruit intensity and definition of 2012. Ripe acidity. Gotta like it. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1070. 11 JAMIESON RANCH REATA NAPA-SONOMA PINOT NOIR
64-36. Sweet cherry and sweetgrass. Very pleasing ripeness for 2011./ Ease and flow of 2011, without the tartness. Balanced. Flavorful. Easy. Right. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1071. 12 BELLE GLOS MEIOMI MONTEREY-SANTA BARBARA-SONOMA PINOT NOIR
35-34-31; by Caymus; Meiomi is Wappo for ‘coast’; Belle Glos is Chuck Wagner’s mother. Caught this one a little premature, so it’s difficult to delve its depths despite the typically forward house style. Some oak, some game./ Well, the palate’s not a bit shy though. Oak vanilla creme and pinot fruit creme. Seductive, sweet, and ripe palate. Speaks for a fine vintage. Just getting started. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1072. 11 COPAIN TOUS ENSEMBLE ANDERSON VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Tanzer 90: ‘Dark red. Sexy, perfumed aromas of red berries, Asian spices and potpourri. Juicy and light on its feet, offering precise redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors that gain sweetness with air. Silky and expansive on the finish, which leaves star anise and candied rose notes behind. This is delicious right now.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1073. 12 DAVID BRUCE SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1074. 08 MARIMAR MAS CAVALLS DONA MARGARITA VINEYARD SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 94 - CELLAR SELECTION: ‘The winery delayed the release of this block-designated Pinot later than its other 2008s, but even at four years old, it’s still tight and acidic, a wine you really shouldn’t open right now. Bone dry, it has a nice, balanced mouthfeel, with complex flavors of cherry, pomegranate, persimmon, tamari-splashed mushroom and oak. Hold at least until 2014. $44.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1075. 11 MATTHEW FRITZ NORTH COAST PINOT NOIR
Real pinot noir and barrel aging expressions. Cherry pie with crust. Oak toast. No ripeness issues; the early ripening pinots have fared better than the late ripening cabernets in 2011. Cool vintage acidity is welcome./ Yes, sweet and suave, ripe cherry pinot. Plus baked cherry–cherry tart. Complete and alluring. Fine value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1076. 12 DAVID BRUCE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1077. 12 DAVIS BYNUM JANE’S VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Lovely aromatic set of smoked meat, cherry, tea, RRV spice. Complete./ Rich and racy. Already suave. Even more to come. Best vintage I’ve tasted. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1078. 06 DEHLINGER ESTATE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Parker 92: ‘The dark ruby/purple-tinged 2006 Pinot Noir Estate (1,300 cases produced) reveals notes of damp earth, underbrush, black cherries, raspberries, and a hint of meatiness. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannins, outstanding purity, and a firmer, richer style, it should drink well for 7-10 years. $55.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1079. 10 JOSEPH SWAN CUVEE DE TROIS RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
From all three Trenton Estate vineyards. Rich and romantic. Superb pinot fruit with understated oak. Bountiful and beautiful RRV pinot classic. Super./ Yes, cool and classy, with fruit and terroir talking. Flows nicely in 2010. Low tannin. Wow! 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1080. 12 KENWOOD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Cool-climate, Burgundian notions. Deep textural weaving. Black cherry, morello cherry. Fine oak complex. Real RRV pinot class./ Yes, full flavor and texture breadth and depth of fruit, oak, spice, and sweet savories. A three-dimensional pinot at a bargain price. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1081. 09 MARIMAR ESTATE LA MASIA DON MIGUEL VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 93 - CELLAR SELECTION: ‘Although this is tight, acidic and tannic, the core is so rich, it should easily negotiate the next 5–6 years in a good cellar. The texture is of pure silk, and the flavors are rich in cherry, pomegranate and spice. $39.’
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1082. 12 MARTIN RAY RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Youthful but rich and cool. Legit RRV distinction./ Damn good RRV pinot. Good price for same. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1083. 12 PEDRONCELLI SIGNATURE SELECTION RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Dark, earthy, traditional Pedroncelli pinot./ Yeah, just like the Pedroncellis of yore. Classic from the 1960s, 1970s. Big and well bred. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1084. 12 RODNEY STRONG RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‘This food-friendly Pinot Noir has a light body, dryness and crisp acidity that make it easy to pair with steaks, chops, salmon, mushroom risotto and similar fare. There’s nothing shy, however, about the flavors, which brim with ripe raspberries, cherries and pomegranates, accented with toasty, spicy oak. Drink now–2017.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1085. 12 SIDURI RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2010: Wine Spectator 91: ‘Intense and pure, with vivid boysenberry and huckleberry flavors that are racy and complex. Well-focused, long and persistent on the finish. Drink now through 2017.’
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1086. 10 NAPA CELLARS NAPA VALLEY PINOT NOIR (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Sweet and toasty as usual. More restrained and corseted in 2010 though. More acid cut. More perfume./ Yeah, tart for this number, which is kinda a relief. The 2010 high acidity. And brightness. Very flavorful. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1087. 12 BIRICHINO SAINT GEORGE CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
From vineyards just south of Santa Cruz Mountains. Light-medium color saturation./ Smells like SCM material for all its intensity, plus 2012 fruit beauty. This pinot clone has small grapes, and you get that sort of high peel to pulp ratio character and concentration. Clear and cool./ Surprisingly lithe and racy palate of great 2012 fruit purity. Sweet and easy. No wood in sight. Good now. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1088. 12 CALERA CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
Underground Wineletter - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PLUS - BEST BUY: ‘The production of this wine totaled 15,000 cases with the fruit coming from ten different Cental Coast Vineyards. The alcohol is 14.5%, but the wine retains a great purity and is very elegant with a lot of charm. Rounded and supple with a bright underlying crispness the wine has loads of spice tinged berry fruit accented by a faint floral nuance. This is an terrific value in a delicious Pinot Noir that has great early appeal $26.’
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1089. 13 PARKER STATION MONTEREY-SANTA BARBARA-SAN LUIS OBISPO PINOT NOIR
62-24-14; by Fess Parker. Fresh, young, wholesome fruit that is a feature of both 2012 and 2013 California reds. Gold Dust Twin vintages. Sweet fruit with coastal cool demeanor. No herbs, no tea of an underripe vintage. Rather, nut-sprinkled cherry sundae. This will turn out as good as the 2012./ Sweet and easy on the approach, with good Central Coast fruit acid to temper. Spice-tinged finish. Appealing balance of padding and race. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1090. 12 NOBLE VINES 667 MONTEREY PINOT NOIR
Oh, great! A burst of really cool, snappy black cherry. Some positive reduction. Redolent of pinot fruit character./ Oh, yeah, acid, brightness, flavor. Fine tannin. Lovely. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1091. 12 TALBOTT KALI HART MONTEREY PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1092. 09 CHALONE ESTATE CHALONE PINOT NOIR
Class and classicism. Full perfumes of French oak and pinot fruit, completely integrated.. Old style California pinot noir, the opposite of a fruit bomb. Just vibrates with minerality./ Racy and delicious. Lots of oak and fruit zestiness lightly coated with glycerol. Brandied cherries. Wow! This surprised and wowed all, including the Europhiles. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1093. 12 CHALONE ESTATE GAVILAN CHALONE PINOT NOIR
Sample very cold but still revealing. Class, Burgundy like fruit and structure of Chalone. Patterned after the Grand Vin./ Lovely, pure 2012 California ripe cherry fruit. Attractive cedar highlights. Great texture. Yes! 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1094. 12 LORING GARYS’ VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 92: ‘One of the richest of the new Lorings, with pure currant, dark berry, spice, cedar and lavender notes, gaining depth and intensity. Shows pretty oak and mocha shadings in the aroma and on the palate. Drink now through 2023.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1095. 11 LORING GARYS’ VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Wine Spectator 92: ‘This is subtle and intense, offering a pure, juicy core of blackberry and raspberry, with spicy oak and floral notes. Gains on the long finish. Drink now through 2019.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1096. 12 LORING ROSELLA’S VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1097. 12 LULI SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Oh, this is sweet and lovely to smell. SLH richness and quality all the way. Beautiful./ Has a lot of oomph, power. A lot of fruit flavor and some wood involvement. Overwhelmingly bright fruit. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1098. 12 SIDURI SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1099. 10 CLAIBORNE & CHURCHILL EDNA VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2008: By former University of Michigan professor Claiborne Thompson. Good and Euro oriented, with cherry, tar, and game./ Dry and serious. Sleek Euro styling. Plenty of fruit and oak spicy savor. Nice oak seasonings indeed. Ideal. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1100. 11 EVENING LAND SPANISH SPRINGS VINEYARD STA. RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
Tanzer 92: ‘Brilliant ruby-red. Pungent, spice- and floral-accented cherry and black raspberry aromas are complicated by notes of spicecake, sassafras and dried rose. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors that put on weight with air. Packs a serious punch but shows impressive balance and finesse, finishing spicy, floral and very long, with sneaky tannins adding grip. This assertively flavored pinot checks in at 12.9% alcohol, by the way.’
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

NAM-1101. 11 TALLEY ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Time in barrel, fruit-oak union. Sweet and savory. Cookie dough. Wood./ Good burst of French oak potpourri. Balanced and flavorful. Plenty rich and sweet in 2011. Bravo!. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1102. 12 10 SPAN VINEYARDS SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
Cool and firm as SBC pinots usually are in youth. Nice Santa Barbara take./ Fruit juicy cherry-berry. Extraordinary palate. Knocks me out. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1103. 12 BYRON SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
Light and lively, stylish Byron format. More so than the 2011–a big surprise./ Sweetens up with airing. Sweet juice and pulp, nice peels astringency for balance. This will continue to plump up with bottle age. A winner. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1104. 12 QUEEN OF HEARTS SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
A nice nose of cool dark cherry. Attractive fruit pulp and peel elements. Spicy and cool Santa Barbara crunchy cherry. Sweet and ripe and deep. Has it all./ Dark, snappy, gamy. Rich fruit filling, Euro framing. Round, suave, cool, creamy black cherry with acid to match. Yes! I’m likin’ this a lot. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1105. 12 SEAGLASS SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
An earthy facet of pinot. Deep, legitimate, Euro like./ Very nice Euro earth elements. Quite a treat. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1106. 13 BELLE GLOS ESTATE CLARK & TELEPHONE VINEYARD SANTA MARIA VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2012: Wine Spectator 92: ‘A rich, gutsy, extracted style, with a compelling mix of power and finesse, offering explosive dark berry, floral, spice and espresso notes that are full-bodied and persistent. Drink now through 2022.’ Planted to ungrafted Martini clone vines in 1972; aged 9 months in French oak; owned by Chuck Wagner (Caymus, Conundrum); Belle Glos was his mother’s name.
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1107. 10 DIERBERG ESTATE STA RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
Parker 92: ‘Absolutely gorgeous, the 2010 Pinot Noir is an off-the-hook effort that boasts stunning purity of fruit, a rich, full mid-palate and seamless overall integration and balance. Ripe and layered, with spice, barnyard, leather and crushed flowers, it hits the palate with a medium to full-bodied texture that carries ripe tannin, clean acidity and superb length. While there’s good complexity here, it’s all about pure Pinot Noir fruit. It should evolve gracefully on its balance and overall harmony. Drink now-2020. $45.’
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1108. 11 LAFOND LAFOND VINEYARD STA. RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
2010: Oh, boy! Big burst of crisp 2010 pinot cherry with Sta. Rita Hills intricacies, spicy vigor./ 2010 acidity and flow. This is right for the zone and vintage. Some pinot padding too. Long and clinging, with fine tannin and light oak on the aftertaste. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1109. 11 LORING CARGASSACHI VINEYARD STA. RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
California Grapevine 92 - VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: ‘Attractive, initially tight, earthy, toasty, black cherry fruit aroma with hints of clove, forest floor, and vanilla; mediumfull body; rich, earthy, dark cherry and red berry fruit flavors with a trace of toasty oak; medium to medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Deserves a few more years of bottle aging.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1110. 11 LORING CLOS PEPE VINEYARD STA. RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
Parker 92; California Grapevine 92 - VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: ‘Attractive, intense, herbal, cherry fruit aroma that developed with airing in the glass; medium-full body; assertive, cranberry and red cherry fruit flavors with good depth and balance; medium to medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Shows distinctive varietal character and some complexity, though needing a few more years of bottle aging.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1111. 11 MELVILLE ESTATE STA. RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
Tanzer 92: ‘Bright red. Assertive aromas of raspberry, cherry and candied rose, with suave Asian spice and mineral accents building with air. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering sappy red fruit preserve flavors and a hint of star anise. Shows impressive energy and clarity on the long finish, featuring a zesty blood orange nuance.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1112. 13 J. LOHR ESTATES WILDFLOWER MONTEREY VALDIGUIE
Bright, fresh, whole cluster style. Beaujolais like, if darker in complexion. Not all up front; has some reserve too./ Rich, suave, full, sweet New World take on the variety. Really pumped up 2013 fruit quality. Long, sweet aftertaste of ‘California Beaujolais.’ Perennial winner. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1113. 11 J. LOHR ESTATES WILDFLOWER MONTEREY VALDIGUIE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1114. 10 J. LOHR ESTATES WILDFLOWER MONTEREY VALDIGUIE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Double Gold Medal winner - Tasters Guild. From Arroyo Seco; boysenberry, cherry, cranberry. Neon red-violet color./ Cedar, peels, ultra purple fruit range./ The relative ease of 2010. Good flavor. Ripe acidity. Serve cool. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1115. 10 PENNER-ASH OREGON SYRAH (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2009: Parker 91: ‘Sourced primarily from the Gold Hill and Ashland areas of Southern Oregon, but with a small portion of Columbia Gorge fruit, the Viognier-enhanced Penner-Ash 2009 Syrah – their 11th such bottling – delivers cassis and dark cherry fruit delightfully wreathed in violets and buddleia on the nose as well as on a plush, almost velvet-textured palate. A soothingly-satisfying, long finish is hard to resist – though no doubt at least half a dozen years of pleasure are assured – and I would never have guessed from tasting that all of the barrels in which this spent its first year were new.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1116. 10 NOVY SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS SYRAH
Parker 91: ‘The 2010 Syrah is a big, big wine. Juicy black fruit, game, cracked pepper, exotic spices and graphite are some of the many notes that jump from the glass in this extroverted, powerful Syrah. This isn’t for the timid, but it is quite beautiful. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1117. 11 STOLPMAN ESTATE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY SYRAH
Tanzer 92: ‘Includes 3% grenache, 2% roussanne and 1% viognier. Fresh dark red-ruby. Slightly reduced aromas of black raspberry, smoky minerals, plum sauce and smoked meat, plus a hint of purple fruits. Then densely packed, vibrant and savory, with superb energy and acid cut to the sweet dark fruit, flint, violet, pepper and fresh herb flavors. A very juicy, penetrating style of syrah, and very 2011 in character, not to mention Cote-Rotie-like. Finishes with verve and aromatic persistence. Ridiculously underpriced. $30.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1118. 10 MELVILLE ESTATE VERNA’S VINEYARD STA. RITA HILLS SYRAH
Tanzer 91: ‘Dark ruby. Intense black raspberry, cherry and floral aromas are complicated by notes of cracked pepper and anise. Supple, sweet and elegant, showing excellent depth and a broad range of dark fruit and floral qualities. Silky and intensely fruity on the gently tannic finish, which leaves sexy floral and spice notes behind.’
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1119. 12 KLINKER BRICK FARRAH LODI SYRAH
2011: Sweet and spicy. Very fine and fulfilled 2011. Fabulous oak spices. Very sweet fruit for 2011./ Lovely, accomplished fruit ripeness and fine oak seasonings. Yes! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1120. 09 FOPPIANO ESTATE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PETITE SIRAH
Well, this is impressive. Sweet-fruit, full body, scope. Positive oak influence, nice oak. And varietal character: violets, purple fruits. Best Foppiano pet in memory, and this winery of famous for the variety./ Yes, lots of purple fruit and flowers. Style, balance, fine tannin. Ideal RRV petite sirah. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1121. 12 GIRARD NAPA VALLEY PETITE SIRAH
Solid. Dense varietal material. Deep running purple pet fruit and flirting aromas of fine French oak./ Oh, boy, first class French oak and refined fruit displays working together. Petite sirah was never so civilized. Earns its place among the best. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1122. 10 CASTORO RESERVE SHELL CREEK VINEYARD PASO ROBLES PETITE SIRAH
Deep and reductive. Dense, pure, purple fruit. Great pet./ Big fruit plus quite a bit of oak. It can take it. Chewy stuff. Great to have a Shell Creek vineyard petite sirah bottling back in the market. The David Bruce renditions of yore were legendary. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1123. 12 SEVEN SINNERS THE RANSOM OLD VINES LODI PETITE SIRAH
By Nine North, Charles Hendricks. 40 plus year old vines. Lush, deep and elegant, purple berries and light oak patina. Lovely pet and old vines Lodi character./ Well, now. Some loganberry and new oak. That spells class petite sirah! Rich, good, right. Yes, cremes and good acid. Great feel and flavor. Unique, special. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1124. 12 MCMANIS FAMILY RIVER JUNCTION PETITE SIRAH
Open, sweet, come hither, black fruited petite sirah with nice light oak aura. Purple fruit and peppercorn mark varietal ID./ Oh, fine oak spice. Incense, potpourri. Plus the purple fruit. Right. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1125. 12 STEPHEN VINCENT CRIMSON MONTEREY RED
60% syrah, 25% petite sirah, 15% cabernet sauvignon. Very dark and pretty 2012 fruit. Speaks of the noir varietals. Pure black fruits./ Fruit cremes cut by varietal tannins. Caramel oak; fine oak. Class wine. Best vintage yet in a laudable series. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1126. 13 CA’ MOMI NAPA VALLEY ROSSO
2012: Cabernet, merlot, zinfandel, petite sirah. Hearty, dark and husky; deep, warm, and strong though ‘only’ 13.5%./ Lots of American oak, likely chips at this price. Well done. Sweet oak spices carry on long into the aftertaste. Smooth, with melted tannins. If you like oak seasoning, this is a Napa Valley bargain. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NAM-1127. 12 THE PRISONER NAPA VALLEY RED
Wine Spectator 90; Parker 90: ‘An interesting blend of 46% Zinfandel, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon,18% Petite Sirah, 12% Syrah, and a small amount of Charbono. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a big, peppery, meaty, Rhone-like bouquet with hints of bay leaf, unsmoked cigar tobacco, black currants and sweet jammy cherries. Medium to full-bodied and explosively fruity, this is a lovely, hedonistic, seriously endowed red to drink over the next 3-4 years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1128. 11 GREG NORMAN ESTATES SHARK CENTRAL COAST RED
Coastal California and 2011 cool approach. Not Aussie. A lush and variegated cuvee of varietals./ Rich and right, and balanced with good acidity. A really fabulous balance of fruit sweetness and acidity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1129. AUSTIN HOPE TROUBLEMAKER 2 PASO ROBLES RED
73% syrah, 12% grenache, 8% petite sirah, 7% mourvedre. Very dark color./ Rich and right. I’ve liked this before; it continues to please me. Wow! Black earth./ Full body, flavor. Fine oak. Full, fine grained tannin. Good acidity. Long aftertaste. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1130. 11 TABLAS CREEK PATELIN DE TABLAS PASO ROBLES ROUGE
Parker 90; Tanzer 90: 52% syrah, 20% grenache, 18% mourvedre and 10% syrah. Bright ruby. Pungent raspberry and cherry pit on the nose, with dark chocolate and violet notes adding complexity. Juicy red fruit flavors are energized by tangy acidity, picking up sweetness with air. Shows a zesty mineral quality on the long, juicy finish, which shows only a hint of tannins. This energetic wines drinks very well right now.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1131. PIETRA SANTA SACRED STONE MASTER’S BLEND CASK #6 CALIFORNIA RED
Incorporates every grape variety grown on the estate. Sangiovese, dolcetto, and carignan, plus 10 others. Sounds like Chateau de Beaucastel! Aged 18 months in barrels. Italianate, warm, singed, dried fruit./ California smoothness, suavity. Good leather. A convincing Tuscan knockoff. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1132. 11 STOLPMAN LA CUADRILLA SANTA YNEZ VALLEY RED
62% sangiovese, 31% syrah, 7% grenache. From a vineyard exclusive to the field workers. Fabulous new oak, syrah black fruit, sangiovese dried cherry./ Rich in oak and fruit substance, chewy extract, tannin. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1133. 12 CLINE ANCIENT VINES CONTRA COSTA MOURVEDRE
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1134. 10 BONNY DOON CONTRA FIELD BLEND CENTRAL COAST CARIGNAN
Tanzer 88: ‘Based on carignane from vines that are reportedly over a century old. Bright violet color. Jammy black and blue fruits on the nose and palate. Plump and intensely fruity, with smoke and peppery spice notes carrying through the sweet, clinging finish. No lack of fruit here.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1135. 11 MCMANIS FAMILY JAMIE LYNN VINEYARD CALIFORNIA BARBERA
Very fresh, lifted, fruity. East Bay ‘near’ Valley style and take on cherry-peppercorn barbera./ Charm and some nice, sweet, and spicy oak. Joyous barbera displaying varietal and regional characteristics. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1136. 12 MONTEVINA AMADOR BARBERA
Est. 1970. Sweeter and fuller than the 2010. Good 2012 fruit qualities. Amador power. Barbera black fruit and pepper. Vigor. Rangy at the table./ Yes, rich 2012 fruit with pepper spice and glycerol. Long, fruit-filled finish. Impressive. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1137. 07 PRAXIS CENTRAL COAST LAGREIN (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
One of the most astonishing reds at our Ann Arbor Tasters Guild Blue Highways revue, this is made from a variety planted primarily in Trentino-Alto Adige, otherwise known as South Tyrol. Ripening readily in that cool Alpine zone, it comes to full fruition on California’s Central Coast, especially in a great vintage like 2007. I was astonished by the abundance of this example: lagrein on steroids. Ultra ample and lovely: a lesson in lagrein. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1138. 12 PALMINA SANTA BARBARA DOLCETTO
Tanzer 90: ‘Vivid ruby. Vibrant raspberry and candied cherry on the nose, with appealing spiciness and a hint of smoked meat. Energetic and focused, offering tight red berry flavors and a touch of anise that builds with air. Finishes with very good focus and persistence, leaving peppery spice and smoke notes behind.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1139. 10 TERRA D’ORO AMADOR AGLIANICO
Big, black, concentrated, sweet, singed, solid. Not as overly ripe as some vintages./ Relatively well managed on the palate. Mellow overall. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1140. 12 COSENTINO CIGAR ZIN OLD VINE CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
Alluring dark chocolate and raspberry aromas. Power and sweetness./ Yes, raspberry creme filled chocolate box treat. Power. Light oak complex. Best vintage since its inception. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1141. 10 FOUR VINES TRUANT OLD VINES CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
Good ripe fruit and well integrated oak. Paso or Lodi zin sweetness plus coastal zin form./ Sweet, Paso like fruit pastille. Smooth, suave, enticing. Good oak savors. Keeps getting better. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1142. 11 JOEL GOTT CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
2010: Sweet fruit plus Gott restraint, elegance. Nice 2010 zin./ Sweet fruited for 10. And elegant in both fruit and oak, which are well married. This works. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1143. 12 ARTEZIN MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
2011: Wine & Spirits 92/100. My notes: Brilliant black Mendocino zinfandel with raspberry and peppercorn. Such a clear and joyous definition of zinfandel./ Yes, very juicy raspberry fruit. Great acid verve. Just keeps getting better. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1144. 12 DRY CREEK VINEYARD HERITAGE CLONES SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Clonal stock taken from the ancient Mazzoni vineyard before its vines were torn out. Charm and elegance. Fine 2012 fruit without bombast./ Sweet and giving, without excessive oak showing. Great acid and fine tannin. Burnished texture. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1145. 09 FOUR VINES THE SOPHISTICATE SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys. Sensational. One of the best coastal zins. Beautiful oak, beautiful ripeness of the zones. Sweet, succulent, delicious. Out of this world. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1146. 11 MARIETTA SONOMA ZINFANDEL
California Grapevine 91 - VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: ‘Spicy, briary, cherry and red berry aroma with hints of tobacco leaf, toffee, and sweet oak; full body; forward, rich, textured, briary, spicy, red berry fruit flavors that are rounded in the mouthfeel and nicely balanced; medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Enjoyable to drink now.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1147. 12 RANCHO ZABACO HERITAGE VINES SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Rich, sweet, spicy, oaky, treacly. Complete./ Rich in texture, extract, tannin, power. Roasted raspberry. BIG. Sweet. Total. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1148. 12 RIDGE THREE VALLEYS SONOMA RED
79% zinfandel, 12% carignane, 8% petite sirah, 1% alicante bouschet. Deep red violet./ Oh, boy, the complete package. Sweet, pure, and outstanding 2012 fruit with light American oak seasoning./ Good freshness and acid. All the elements in a youthfully compact form Will thrive on a few months’ aging. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1149. 11 RIDGE THREE VALLEYS SONOMA RED (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2010: 72% zinfandel, 12% carignane, 12% petite sirah, 2% syrah, 1% each grenache, alicante bouschet. Wow! Oak and ripe zinfandel fruit. Intense, powerful, sweet, penetrating. Cran-raspberry Dry Creek Valley zin ID./ Sweet, oaky, not roasted like it sometimes is in a hotter year. Balanced, flavorful. Super vintage of this. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1150. 12 SEGHESIO SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Oh, boy, all the right elements of this cuvee on display in 2012. Sweet Alexander Valley fruit with fine oak elements in tune. Dry Creek Valley ripe cran-raspberry. Total 2012 fruit wholesomeness, accomplishment./ A beauty, with racy acid and round, sweet, just-right fruit ripeness and juiciness. Oak in balance; it’s a seasoning. Fruit creme finish. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1151. 12 STARRY NIGHT SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Nice and sweet 2012 fruit. Lovely value. Spicy, raspberry and peppery seeds. Deep./ Racy, sweet raspberry with fine tannin. Juicy. Great acid. 91+/100. List price: $18.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1152. 12 RIDGE GEYSERVILLE VINEYARD SONOMA RED
Tanzer 93: ‘71% zinfandel, 19% carignane, 7% petite sirah, 2% mataro and 1% alicante bouschet. Inky purple. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet displays scents of dark berry liqueur, potpourri, smoky oak and Indian spices, with a hint of licorice in the background. Fleshy, palate-staining black raspberry and boysenberry flavors become brighter and spicier with air and pick up a sexy lavender pastille nuance. Supple tannins add support to an extremely long, sweet finish that extends the berry and floral notes. As fine an example of this consistently excellent bottling as I've had in years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1153. 09 TEIRA SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Oh, boy! Great raspberry, seeds, peppercorn, and oak. Fabulous apple and cranberry Dry Creek Valley take on zinfandel. Sweet fruit cremes./ Yeah, fresh, bright, racy, flavorful. Raspberry creme and oak toast. This works. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1154. 10 VALLEY OF THE MOON SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Est. 1941. Cool, collected, polished black fruit of 2010. More substance and sophistication than previous vintages, signifying a change in winemaking strategy since the Kenwood takeover, and justifying the impressive new label and higher price./ Yes, this has more oomph now, as well as class. Fine oak and fruit delivery and harmony. Cranberry and black raspberry flavors, well burnished. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1155. 11 WINE GUERRILLA SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Oh, deep, spicy, fine. Zin berry and peppercorn, good oak savors./ Sweet enough 2011 for sure. Purple fruit and flower astringency. Cool and pleasing. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1156. 12 DASHE DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Coincidentally, featured in Eric Asminov’s ongoing wine-class feature in 7/9's NYT. Deep, powerful, ripe and dried raspberry DCV zin fruit. Class oak in a support role./ Yes, in tune with valley and winemaker. Especially fine example in this top vintage. Sweet and strong fruit dominance. Good oak seasoning. Fine tannin. Ideal balance. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1157. 11 FOLIE A DEUX DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Mostly from the Forchini vineyard. Lovely 2011 acid and restraint. Warm and ripe sur maturite of Folie a Deux evident too. Deep, sweet raspberry and plum. Light oak seasoning./ Yes, oak gives sweet baking spices. Folie’s uber ripe fruit controlled and balanced in 2011. A success. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1158. 11 PEDRONCELLI MOTHER CLONE DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Sweet and savory cranberry and raspberry DCV cool year zin. Ideal; perfect wine of place./ High acid and good fruit ripeness in balance. Fine grained tannin. Right. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1159. 11 PEDRONCELLI BUSHNELL VINEYARD DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1160. 11 PEZZI KING DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Wine & Spirits 91: ‘Even though the color in the glass is transparent, this wine explodes with a bold splash of purple, its dark grape skin flavors tightening around floral scents and pungent herbs. Polished, warm and round, this is ready to drink with roast quail. $24.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1161. 11 PLUNGERHEAD OLD VINES DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Cool, crisp 2011 with good dark fruit qualities./ Good wood vanillin fills out the sleek 11 fruit to make this work. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1162. 12 RIDGE EAST BENCH DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Tanzer 91: ‘All zinfandel and 14.9% alcohol. Deep ruby. Aromas of blackberry, cherry compote, vanilla and woodsmoke, with a spicy overtone adding urgency. Fleshy, spicy and smooth in texture, with very good clarity to its bitter cherry and dark berry flavors. A licorice quality builds on a sharply focused finish shaped by youthfully firm tannins.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1163. 11 RIDGE LYTTON SPRINGS DRY CREEK VALLEY RED
Underground Wineletter - OUTSTANDING: ‘The production of this wine was 12,300 cases and is comprised of 82% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, and 2% Carignane. It has a deep color and a gorgeous spicy floral tinged perfume underlying the plum and berry fruit. Balanced with great fruit and depth accented by a cedary, spicy, faintly briary nuance, the wine has great style with a claret like quality. Delicious to drink now, but this wine will continue to evolve beautifully over many years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1164. 08 JOSEPH SWAN ZEIGLER VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Planted 1924. Firm, dark 2008 style. Deep raspberry, seed, peppercorn./ Firm and dark and 2008 compact. Loaded.. Rich, deep. Great future. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1165. 07 JOSEPH SWAN STELLWAGEN VINEYARD SONOMA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Tanzer 91: ‘Opaque ruby. Intense aromas of dried cherry, raspberry and lavender, with a smoky topnote. Rich, spicy and dense, with palate-coating flavors of raspberry preserves, bitter cherry, black pepper and candied licorice. Supple tannins give shape to the very long, sweet, floral finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1166. 12 MACAULEY OLD VINE NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
380 cases produced. Oh, boy, full time power, density, ripe black fruit with oak to match–already integrated./ Smooth alcohol-glycerol feel. Toasty oak. Napa zinfandel elegance and class shines through all. Long, clinging, welcome finish. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1167. 12 NAPA CELLARS NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
14% aged in new French and American oak barrels. Logically ripe and powerful with sweet, wholesome 2012 fruit basis. Very sweet and ripe for Napa. House style. Presence of oak, and it’s not on top./ Nice, sweet black raspberry creme plus peppercorn. Ripeness, power, grip. Will become suaver as it ages. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1168. 11 ROBERT BIALE BLACK CHICKEN NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
15.8%; Prohibition code name for Aldo Biale’s zinfandel. Freshness and brightness of 2011. Rich fruit and glycerol standard to this legendary cuvee. Napa class. Super quality. Deep fruit pastille aroma, clarity./ Yes, Napa class and 2011 ease. Sweet fruit, maybe even a little RS. Fabulous fruit quality, clarity, and balance of smoothness and acidity. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1169. 12 RAVENSWOOD OLD VINES NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Good, rich 2012 fruit with signs of Napa class lineage. Good structure./ Firm and tannic for Napa and 2012. Well framed. Wow, this is built! A wine to cellar and follow. 91++/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1170. 09 POZZAN BACK BARN OAKVILLE ZINFANDEL
Deep and elegant Napa style. Plenty of warmth, tarriness, and power too./ Yeah, a special combo of Napa charm and real power. Nice touches of oak and fruit perfumes. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1171. 12 CLINE ANCIENT VINES CONTRA COSTA ZINFANDEL
80-100 year old vines. Oh, boy, racy, cool, black Contra Costa reduction. Black raspberry and peppercorn. Some Lodi like jamminess./ Both snappy and sweet. Popular. Good acid and grip to counter the jammy richness. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1172. 12 PRECEDENT EVANGELHO VINEYARD CONTRA COSTA ZINFANDEL
On steroids in 2012. Total zin sweet berry, seed, raspberry, spice, anchovy, clove./ Roti and powerful. Very ripe and Ridge like, with great acid too. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1173. 11 PRECEDENT EVANGELHO VINEYARD CONTRA COSTA ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2010: Planted in 1890. 15.4%. Field blend with tiny components of carignan, mataro, palomino, muscat. Precedent owner is Nathan Kandler from Ann Arbor. Oh, deep and romantic nose redolent of raspberry, plum, violets. Contra Costa zin class, reserve. Runs way deep. The alcohol is cooling./ Good weight and texture. Smooth and CCC elegant. Fruit cremes, oak, eau de vie. Total. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1174. 11 ROCK WALL JESSE’S VINEYARD CONTRA COSTA ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 91: ‘Big and unapologetically ripe, but pulls it off nicely. Cherry pie and toasty caramel aromas lead to layered flavors of black raspberry, sage and spicy cinnamon. Drink now through 2018. $30.’
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1175. 10 CASTORO ESTATE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Sweet, ripe, ample, pushy, warming, generous. Wow! Plum, prune, raspberry./ Wow, a big burst of fruit flavor! Fruit pastille, fruit confiture. Clear and dry. Fabulous length and vigor. Good oak bonus on the aftertaste. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1176. 09 EOS PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Sweet and rightful Paso zinfandel with good 09 form. Not overripe, not flashy. Just right./ Sweet and spicy oak potpourri. Well crafted. Well proportioned. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1177. 12 FORCE OF NATURE MOSSFIRE RANCH PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Frank, open, ripe Paso showing 2012 wholesome fruit and American oak aging. Lots of raspberry and peppercorn./ Sweet roasted raspberry and seed. Roti eastside Paso style. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1178. 08 NORMAN THE MONSTER PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Strong, singed, sweet, pruny Paso zinfandel./ Very sweet and full. Complete Paso product, almost late harvest in style. Delivers in 2008. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1179. 12 OPOLO SUMMIT CREEK PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Paso Westside–the cooler side. Paso sweetness and ripeness, Westside or otherwise. Dried and sweet berry and plum./ Great oak and fruit creme. Caramel, raspberry. Lush. No prune or raisin. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1180. 12 RIDGE DUSI RANCH PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Wine & Spirits 94: ‘Ridge has bottled zin from the Benito Dusi Ranch—planted in 1922 on the warm, gravelly hills south of the town of Paso Robles—since the 1967 vintage. In 2012, it’s a red with both raw power and surprising detail, the aromas oscillating between cured meat, black spice and brighter floral tones. The fruit feels full to the point of bursting, yet there’s sophistication to the structure, the tannins fine and mineral and alive—speaking to a resonant match of variety, site and soil amplified by vine age. It’s utterly Californian, a grand and sunny red to open when you’ve got a good enough reason to roast a whole lamb.’
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1181. 11 RIDGE DUSI RANCH PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
2010: Beverage Dynamics 94: ‘A rich, jammy nose that is the trademark of the Benito Dusi vineyard; on the palate there’s a bright acidity and great balance with the dark fruit and white pepper. $33.’
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1182. 10 SEXTANT WHEELHOUSE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
75% zinfandel, 15% petite sirah, 10% syrah. Full blown dark fruit power. The sirah/syrah component makes a noted contribution Sweet and racy, cedary oak plus Paso ripe fruit. Jammy Paso zin with power. Deep and sexy oak-spice perfume. Potpourri./ Lovely framboise and sweet violet pastille flavors. Ripe raspberry and peppery seeds. Nice 2010 flow, with Paso ripeness. Wow! Raspberry liqueur intensity and sweetness and power. Loaded. Yikes! The best of 2010. Berry pie finish. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1183. 12 VARNER FOXGLOVE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
A good one. Paso sweet, Varner classy. A lot of polish. Less acidity than 2010, 2011./ Lovely raspberry and peppery seeds flavors. Suave. Good acid after all. Will develop more filling, texture, extract. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1184. 10 VICTOR HUGO PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1185. 11 BRAZIN OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
2010: Sweet, open Lodi zinfandel. Not as much mass and extract as the 09. Or power./ Lodi sweet. Lacks the punch of the 09. Good though. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1186. 12 GNARLY HEAD OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
35-80 year old vines. Sweet berry cremes and jams of Lodi zinfandel. Plus good, light, sweet oak savors./ Yes, Lodi jamminess. 2012 fruit qualities. Logical successor to the good 2010 and 2011 models. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1187. 11 KLINKER BRICK OLD VINES LODI ZINFANDEL
2009: Sweet and good. Anchovy edge. Bright and fresh. No 09 restraints./ Sweet and good fruit. One of the best Lodis out there. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1188. 12 KLINKER BRICK OLD GHOST LODI ZINFANDEL
2011: Beverage Dynamics 93: ‘A deep garnet color with rich aromas of brambleberry, exotic spice, botanical garden notes and cedar shavings; yields were a bit lower in 2011, resulting in rich concentration of color and flavor; delicious, dark fruits fill the palate and finish with a long, silky texture. $45.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1189. 11 KLINKER BRICK OLD GHOST LODI ZINFANDEL
Beverage Dynamics 93: ‘A deep garnet color with rich aromas of brambleberry, exotic spice, botanical garden notes and cedar shavings; yields were a bit lower in 2011, resulting in rich concentration of color and flavor; delicious, dark fruits fill the palate and finish with a long, silky texture. $45.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1190. 12 OAK RIDGE OVZ OLD VINES LODI ZINFANDEL
Sweet, concentrated, intense Lodi old vines zin style. Not jammy; just super ripe and pure, peppery, spicy sur maturite. Oak extras too./ Whoa! Raspberry jam, including the seeds. Unique and fine oak savors. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1191. 11 TORTOISE CREEK THE CHELONIAN LODI ZINFANDEL
2010: Deep, rich, dark fruited. Lodi cushy and also coastal cool this vintage./ Yes, seductive raspberry creme feel and flavor. Good 10 acid and fine tannin. Love these Lodis in the cool vintages. One of the best–and an outstanding value. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1192. 10 FOUR VINES THE MAVERICK AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Rich, deep, ripe, complete Amador zin. 14.8%. Great old vines intensity, 2010 quality. Grip of peels. Great stuff./ Dark fruit and fine acid of 10. Good power. Controlled oak seasoning. Massive presence. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1193. 12 EASTON AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Bright, young, fresh, roasted raspberry fruit. Rich and pure./ Racy oak toast and baking spice and incense. Loaf sugar. Maple. Sweet and well balanced. Perfect. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1194. 12 SHENANDOAH VINEYARDS SPECIAL RESERVE AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Sweet and sassy, with Amador roast. Most serious vintage of this to date. This has grip behind its usual fruit forward nature./ Beautiful oak and spice to complement its sweet 2012 fruit. Yards ahead of any previous vintage of this. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1195. 12 SOBON ESTATE OLD VINES AMADOR ZINFANDEL
2010: Sweet and right. No greenness like the 08. More like 09. Will please./ Oh, yes! Really full, sweet, racy, peppery. Great acidity. A great vintage in these parts? 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1196. 11 SOBON ESTATE ROCKY TOP AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Lots of American oak coconut. Sweet, strong, woody./ Very woody. Aggressively so in youth. Amador sweet fruit. The oak will settle in with time. 90++/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1197. 11 TERRA D’ORO AMADOR ZINFANDEL
2010: Lovely, full, ripe, rich, singed Amador classic. Rich in warm raspberry, peppercorn, wood. Velvety. 3D. Wow, loaded and serious!/ Full, ripe, singed fruit with fine oak. Yes, power, wood, zinfandel concentration, Amador ID. Bold. A steal. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1198. 11 TERRA D’ORO OLD VINES DEAVER VINEYARD AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Heady, full, big, powerful. No holds barred./ Good flow of 2011, and the power is still there. Fine. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1199. 10 TERRA D’ORO HOME VINEYARD AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Harvested in several passes to assure fully ripe fruit. Fully ripe indeed. Warmed, stewed, pruny, powerful./ Very sweet and ripe. Fruit and stem tannins blanketed by sweetness, alcohol, glycerol. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1200. 10 SOBON ESTATE LUBENKO VINEYARD FIDDLETOWN ZINFANDEL
2009: Vines planted around 1910. Sweet, roasted, vigorous. Big and oaky. The alcohol is cooling. Great oak contribution. Intense, old vines presentation./ Big American oak presence. Needs time to soak in. It’s not out of place with this wine though, and oak lovers will fancy it right now. Wow wine. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1201. 13 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
2012: #18 - WINE ENTHUSIAST TOP 100 BEST BUYS 2013: ‘With 12% Sémillon in the blend, this is a lovely, fresh, almost exuberant Sauvignon Blanc. Bracing and textural, with good varietal character but no excessive herbaceousness, it’s loaded with fruit flavors of melon, grapefruit, kiwi and apple. A fine mix of precision and length. 90/100.’
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1202. 12 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE HORSE HEAVEN VINEYARD HORSE HEAVEN HILLS SAUVIGNON BLANC
#68 Wine Spectator Top 100 & Top 100 Values 2013 - 90/100: ‘Bright, vibrant, expressive and juicy, with quince, pear, floral and spice flavors that dance through the long finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1203. 13 JOEL GOTT CALIFORNIA SAUVIGNON BLANC
Plump, sweet California citrus take. Power gives body and fullness and roundness./ Orange, tangerine. Full and right with welcome crisp acid cut. A joy. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1204. 13 FERRARI-CARANO SONOMA FUME BLANC
2012: California Grapevine 90 - VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: ‘Attractive, floral, herbal, citrus and melon aroma with grassy notes and hints of mango and passion fruit; medium body; fresh, crisp, nicely balanced, citrus and stone fruit flavors; lingering aftertaste.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1205. 13 KENWOOD SONOMA SAUVIGNON BLANC
Sweetish. Smells like a grapefruit half sprinkled with confectioners sugar./ Grapefruit flavor. Suave acid and texture. Sweetish finale. Popularly styled. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1206. 12 KENWOOD SONOMA SAUVIGNON BLANC (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
California Grapevine 90 - VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: ‘Attractive, forward, slightly tropical, grassy varietal aroma with hints of lemon zest and honeysuckle; medium body; clean, herbal, grassy, citrus, melon, and tropical fruit flavors with a crisp finish; lingering aftertaste. Good value. $13.’
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1207. 12 ENVOLVE SONOMA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Includes a dash of muscat canelli. Beautifully precise gooseberry. Positive, perfumed, bulb flower reduction highlights. Unlike any other sauvignon blanc, and far removed from its California peers’ styles./ Elegant, jewel like, cool, racy, almost tonic. And, yes, unique. Better than the fine 2011. Wow! 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1208. 13 LADERA NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Good gooseberry sauvignon nose. I like it./ Again, pure and accurate. Lovely. ‘Nuf said. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1209. 12 MERRYVALE STARMONT NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Full and expressive as always. Gooseberry emphasis./ Yes, gooseberry, and grapefruit too. Moderate alcohol is welcome. Good acid. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1210. 12 ROBERT MONDAVI NAPA VALLEY FUME BLANC
First made in 1966. Fine gooseberry aroma. Ideal reduction. A great vintage of this./ Full gooseberry character. Full body, richness. Wow! 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1211. 13 ST. SUPERY NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
2010: Very edgy gooseberry, cat pee. Nice and brisk tone./ Juicy. Long lasting. Good vintage for this. A real turn on. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1212. 12 ST. SUPERY NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2010: Very edgy gooseberry, cat pee. Nice and brisk tone./ Juicy. Long lasting. Good vintage for this. A real turn on. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1213. 12 FROG’S LEAP RUTHERFORD SAUVIGNON BLANC
12.4%. Cool aromas of grass, grapefruit, lime peel. Alert and invigorating./ Full, cutting, cool, citric, well balanced. The modest alcohol level is appreciated. Would that more California sauvignons were likewise. Fine. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1214. 13 AIRFIELD ESTATES UNWOODED YAKIMA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2012: Apple blossom and good green apple chardonnay undertone. Zesty youthful acidity./ Clear and cool, with apple fruit aspects. Attractive citrus note chimes in. Juicy acid. Another winner in this series. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1215. 11 DUNHAM SHIRLEY MAYS LEWIS ESTATE VINEYARD COLUMBIA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Wow! Great perfume. Unique. 30% of the cuvee aged in new French oak. Fabulously elegant oak and special chardonnay fruit expression./ Yes, flowing and well integrated. Special aromas and flavors all it own. Smooth feel. Bay, bergamot. Wow! 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1216. 12 DOMAINE DROUHIN ARTHUR DUNDEE HILLS CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 94 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘It’s tempting to call this Burgundian, but it’s truly Oregonian—a lush, expressive mix of tart tree fruits, vivid acidity, lightly applied barrel toast, and smidges of coconut and vanilla. It was whole-cluster pressed, and fermented half in stainless, half in 30% new French oak. $35.’
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1217. 12 HAPPY CAMPER CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Wine & Spirits - EXTREME VALUE: ‘Pineapple-scented and tangy, with a lot of texture for the price. $9.’ Yeah, corny name. If I hadn’t tasted this wine myself and found its texture fully remarkable, I wouldn’t be including it here. What a great California vintage, top to bottom pricewise.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

NAM-1218. 13 JOEL GOTT UNOAKED MONTEREY-NAPA-SONOMA CHARDONNAY
2011: Clear, fresh apple-citrus unoaked chardonnay nose. Macon like. Applewood./ Really quite mellow, with mild acid for the vintage. Good fruit clarity. Easy to swallow. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1219. 10 SCHERRER SCHERRER VINEYARD SONOMA CHARDONNAY
At a lovely stage. French oak, chardonnay fruit, barrel regimen, lees, all./ Good and lush malo aspects and great oak. Burgundy stuff. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1220. 12 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS ALEXANDER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Beverage Dynamics 95: ‘Estate grown, night harvested; interesting approach to blending stainless steel with no malolactic fruit with whole cluster fruit, aged in French oak with malolactic fermentation; rich mouth feel, very balanced; good acidity; toasted oak, rich butterscotch and tropical fruit flavors blend harmoniously. $40.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1221. 12 DAVIS BYNUM RIVER WEST VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Full malo. 12 months in French oak. Has it all. Fine oak smell and texture. RRV bulk, fruit and acid largesse./ Yes, large, with oak texture to balance the malo creaminess. Super duper. Deeper all around than the fine 2011. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1222. 12 MARIMAR ACERO UNWOODED DON MIGUEL VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘This is Marimar’s unoaked Chardonnay from the estate vineyard. In keeping with past vintages, it’s so rich and savory, you won’t even notice the absence of barrel influence. The wine is rich and complex in tangerine, apricot, lime, lemon and vanilla flavors, brightened by exquisite acidity.’
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1223. 13 MARTIN RAY RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2012: Full. Aromas shy still in youth. Good balance of oak and fruit. Full volume, textural delivery. Richer than 2010, 2011./ Yes, full textural play, range. Subtle oak. Russian River Valley class. Entices me, toys with me. Beguiling youth. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1224. 12 PHARAOH RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Wonderfully bright, ventilating, and crisp. Full of 12 fruit goodness. Light citrus and spicy oak./ Nice oak and fruit combo. Very bright. Full and plush. RRV quality. 91/100. List price: $18.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1225. 10 WALTER HANSEL CAHILL LANE VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 93: ‘One of the more overt wines in the lineup, the 2010 Chardonnay Cahill Lane blossoms from the glass with tropical fruit, honey, smoke, licorice and incense. Exotic in its aromas and flavors and oily in texture, the Cahill Lane captures a striking balance of depth and richness but without any excess heaviness. The personality of these Wente clones comes through loud and clear. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2015.’
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1226. 12 FAILLA SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY
Since 1998. Unfined, unfiltered; always pick early, vegan. 25% new French oak, rest seasoned. Finished in concrete eggs. All malo. Native yeast. From four vineyards. Cool, crisp Sonoma Coast apple. Light oak, nicely burnished. Lovely, crisp SCT style with 12 ripeness. Ideal Sonoma Coast./ On the palate, discreet oak and barrel ferment toast, grain. Great acid. Lovely, Burgundy like style, form, California 2012 class fruit. 2011 was Wine Spectator Top 100. This 2012 is superior. In fact, it’s super. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1227. 13 PALI CHARM ACRES SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY
2012: 10 months in French oak, 25% new 75% once used. Fresh and crisp Sonoma Coast chardonnay fruit. Lovely French oak too; toast and grains./ Full and broad.. Good sweet oak and Burgundian barrel ferment savors. Plumpness of ripe 2012 fruit. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1228. 12 HANZELL SEBELLA SONOMA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Open several days under the Coravin system. It works. Fresh and firm and classic, without much oak./ Really full and powerful even though just 13.5%. Built to last. This is a throwback to the classic California chardonnays of the 1960s. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1229. 12 BERINGER PRIVATE RESERVE NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 95: ‘The 2011 Chardonnay Private Reserve, which all comes from the Gamble Ranch, is a knock-out wine. Winemaker Laurie Hook seems to have backed off some of the aggressive new oak that this cuvee possessed twenty or so years ago. The result is a wine that has some wood, but is more renowned for its beautiful buttery citrus and hints of white peaches, apricots and tropical fruit. Impressively textured, full-bodied, deep, fresh, pure and well-balanced, this is a great example of Napa Chardonnay. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. $45.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1230. 12 CHAPPELLET NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Est 1967 on Pritchard Hill, southeast Napa Valley. Lovely, perfectly stated aromatic contributions of barrel fermentation, lees aging, and oak extracts, all harmonious and without excesses. Burgundy like. Great 2012 fruit quality. Complete./ Full oak still forward, and it’s class oak. Toast, caramel. Great acid. Perfect balance in all respects. Gotta love these 2012s! 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1231. 12 HOOPES HOOPLA NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Lovely oak, Napa class, 2012 fruit purity./ Joyful, wholesome 2012 fruit quality. Abundant apple and citrus chardonnay character keeps the oak in its proper, seasoning role. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1232. 11 ROBERT MONDAVI NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Founded 1966. After a Chablis, a plumper California fruit expression coupled with attractive French oak. Napa restraint and refinement./ Very nice French oak savor. Delightful flavor and texture. The malo and non-malo proportions are judiciously balanced. A lot of play here, through a long finish. Well crafted. Definite value. Even the Europhiles enjoyed it. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1233. 12 NAPA CELLARS NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
82% French oak barrels, 22% new. Always a showboat. Senses of ripe apple-citrus fruit, barrel fermentation dimension, sur lie aging doughiness, nutty, treacly, toasty oak./ Real French oak class, with butterscotch and wood spice complex. Good acidity. Class 2012 fruit quality. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1234. 12 RUTHERFORD RANCH NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Beverage Dynamics 91: ‘Classic Napa chardonnay sourced from four distinct sub AVAs in the valley; primarily done in stainless steel for fermentation, they add just a hint of oak aging to the mix; rich mouth feel with bright acidity; apricots pear and vanilla dominate the nose with rich flavors of pears, melon, and white peaches. $25.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1235. 10 SMITH-MADRONE SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT CHARDONNAY
Wine & Spirits 94 - 100 BEST WINES 2013: ‘Completely mineral-driven and rooty when first poured, this takes hours of air for the fruit to come forward, a wallop of pear and apple, as if biting into fresh fruit. The structure remains tight, holding the fruit succulence to a quiet shimmer, set to age with grace.’
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1236. 10 BOUCHAINE BOUCHE D’OR LATE HARVEST CARNEROS CHARDONNAY half liter
Picked 2 months after the general harvest; 19% residual sugar. Oh, boy! Honey dipped apple and orange slices. Botrytis aura. Body, concentration, sweetness. Benchmark late harvest chardonnay./ Lushness balanced by great acidity. All the aromas are reconfirmed. Unbelievable. As it has been several vintages running. 97/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1237. 12 NEYERS CARNEROS CHARDONNAY
Stylish; not a bit overdone. Positive Carneros ID without excessive citrus. Not overoaked. Balanced./ Good Burgundian barrel ferment, lees, French oak profile. All in moderation. Like a good, high vineyard Cote de Beaune, say, Saint Aubin. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1238. 12 SHAFER RED SHOULDER RANCH CARNEROS CHARDONNAY
Tanzer 92: ‘Bright light-medium yellow. Pungent aromas of mirabelle, orange blossom, white currant and subtle oak, lifted by a floral high note. Densely packed and firm, with bright acidity and a hint of minerality intensifying the peach and citrus flavors. Boasts excellent clarity and length: this may be even better in two years. This wine has changed 180 degrees in recent vintages, from opulent and very oaky to still quite dense but with more clarity and energy.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1239. 12 WENTE ESTATE MORNING FOG LIVERMORE VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2011: As attractive a Wente chardonnay as I’ve tasted, and I go back to the early Seventies vintages. Light oak. Green apple fruit. Fresh./ Yes, fresh and green fruited and right for food. Nicely etched texture. Light oak touch. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1240. 10 MOUNT EDEN ESTATE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY
Tanzer 93; Underground Wineletter - EXCEPTIONAL: ‘It is a classic Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay that is delicious now, but with a very long life ahead. Light yellow gold in color, the wine has a gorgeous perfume with floral citrus nuances and hints of peach and tropical fruit with a faint underlying spiciness. Beautifully defined and very focused, this Chardonnay exhibits stunning fruit that is very pure and complex with peach and tropical fruit accented by citrus and a tinge of spice. Impressively rich, yet with impeccable balance, the finish is long and crisp. In a word, this wine is gorgeous. $60.’
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

NAM-1241. 12 RIDGE ESTATE MONTE BELLO VINEYARD SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY
Underground Wineletter - OUTSTANDING: ‘This is a gorgeous full bodied Chardonnay with depth, richness, and balance. A floral perfume is accented by hints of apple and spice with a faint exotic undertone; and the fruit is very pure and flavorful showing hints of apple and peach with faint citrus spice nuances. A nice underlying crispness brings the wine together and shows through on the finish. $50.’
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1242. 11 VARNER BEE BLOCK SPRING RIDGE VINEYARD SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY
Parker 95: ‘Another compelling effort is the gorgeously fruity 2011 Chardonnay Bee Block (488 cases). It offers lots of honeysuckle, creme brulee, pineapple, mango, peach and wet gravel-like notes, a structured minerality, and sensational, full-bodied richness. It should drink well for 10+ years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1243. 12 CALERA CENTRAL COAST CHARDONNAY
Underground Wineletter - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - BEST BUY: ‘This wine is made from grapes grown on 10 different Central Coast vineyards. Light yellow in color, this Chardonnay has a lovely faintly floral perfume tinged with citrus and spice and is finesseful and bright with lovely pure fruit accented by a nice crispness. This is a very food friendly Chardonnay that marries well with a wide variety of foods.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1244. 13 CECCHETTI LINE 39 CENTRAL COAST CHARDONNAY
2012: Beverage Dynamics 93: ‘An excellent example of its AVA; lush tropical fruit balanced with a nuance of oak; lively sweet/tart acidity makes it a refreshing style that will complement most any light cuisine; easy to enjoy and a great value. $12.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1245. 10 RABBIT RIDGE BARREL CUVEE CENTRAL COAST CHARDONNAY
Still fully operable at age four. The is a keeper California chardonnay vintage. Good light oak touch. Central Coast crisp citrus./ Sweet citrus and oak. Delightful in combo. 91/100. List price: $12.
How Many bottles/singles: 4.99 each

NAM-1246. 11 VARNER FOXGLOVE CENTRAL COAST CHARDONNAY
Parker 91: ‘The 2011 Chardonnay is a beauty, as well as an absurd value. Very clean and lively, with classic Chardonnay notes of juiced apple, citrus and minerality, it is clean and focused on the palate with the richness of the variety, yet also beautiful precision and focus. Classy and well-made, without any apparent oak, it should be purchased by the case and consumed over the coming 2-3 years. Drink now-2016.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1247. 12 MORGAN METALLICO UNOAKED MONTEREY CHARDONNAY
Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY: ‘Pure and ripe, offering juicy notes of honeydew melon, ginger, spice and nectarine, ending with a sustained finish that echoes the core fruit flavors. Drink now through 2017.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1248. 09 CHALONE ESTATE CHALONE CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘Great price for a Chardonnay of this quality. It’s dry and crisp, yet very rich in fruit, showing tiers of pineapples, tangerines, nectarines and peaches, girded with a fine minerality. Distinguished and elegant, it will hold over the next 3–4 years. .
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1249. 12 CHALONE ESTATE GAVILAN CHALONE CHARDONNAY
Sample very cold so the nose is a little shy. Just a hint of oak. Just right./ More oak evident on the palate. Good acid, Chalone bulk. Abundant 2012 fruit to balance oak. Nice. In style. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1250. 11 DAVID BRUCE SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS CHARDONNAY
Est. 1964. Well, if this isn’t a California chardonnay with the Show Wine style of the late Seventies! All the bells and whistles: sweet oak, lees character, malolactic, power. Full toast and toasted coconut./ Yeah, the whole nine yards. Like the Loring style of chardonnay. There’s a market for this. Plenty of oak and oak tannin, alcohol warmth. For bold, rich fare. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1251. 12 LAETITIA ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Tanzer 90: ‘25% new French oak Light, bright gold. Pear, honey, tarragon and jasmine on the perfumed nose. Silky and broad on the palate, offering sweet, oak-spiced orchard fruit and floral flavors and a suave vanilla accent. Becomes smokier and spicier with air and finishes richly sappy and long, with subtle smokiness.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1252. 12 TALLEY BISHOP’S PEAK EDNA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
From the young vines of Oliver’s Vineyard. Fresh, bright, intense, and pure fruit of 2012. Little oak; just the right touch from aging in seasoned barrels. Apple and citrus. Great focus./ Lovely lift, lilt, savor. Good acid. Edna chardonnay ease. Just right. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1253. 12 TALLEY ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2011: Tanzer 92: ‘75% of this fruit is from the Rincon vineyard and the rest from the Rosemary's vineyard; 23% new oak. Pale gold. Fresh pear and lemon curd aromas are complemented by notes of chalky minerals and gingery spices. Fresh and focused on the palate, with very good lift and cut to its zesty citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Spreads out nicely on the finish, repeating the pear note and showing very good vivacity and persistence. $27.’
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1254. 12 TALLEY OLIVER’S VINEYARD EDNA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2011: Tanzer 93: ‘20% new oak. Bright yellow. Potent, smoke- and ginger-accented aromas of poached pear, tangerine and white flowers. Round and seamless on the palate, offering sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a touch of buttered toast. Shows excellent focus and lift on the finish, which leaves notes of anise and iodine behind. $36.’
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1255. 12 FOUR VINES NAKED UNOAKED SANTA BARBARA CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1256. 12 SANDHI SANTA BARBARA CHARDONNAY
Racy new oak and barrel fermentation contributions plus sweet and clear Santa Barbara citrus fruit aromas. Precise wine of varietal and place. Classy and pure 2012 fruit./ Lovely, cool, subtle Santa Barbara chardonnay material with ultimate acid race. Fruit and oak and body. A singular chardonnay, a Santa Barbara benchmark. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1257. 13 L’ECOLE NO. 41 COLUMBIA VALLEY CHENIN BLANC
2012: Wine Enthusiast 92 - BEST BUY: ‘Just a hint of residual sugar provides perfect balance to this lovely Chenin Blanc, sourced from old vines in the Yakima Valley. The floral top notes invigorate the entry, and the cool climate, old vine flavors mingle seamlessly. A sea of sweet melon, citrus, pineapple and orange creates a broad and flavorful mid-palate, all in beautiful balance and proportion.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1258. 12 DRY CREEK VINEYARD WILSON RANCH CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC
40th anniversary vintage. Dry and cool. Textured and deep. Quince. Full and aromatic. Would make a great dry Vouvray./ Yes, truly dry, not sec tendre. Full of flavor, texture. Sense of power despite the modest alcohol content. Boy, this has it all. One of the best in the series. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1259. 13 PINE RIDGE CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC-VIOGNIER
2012: Parker 90/100. My notes: A brilliant concept as in past vintages. Plush, melony Sacramento delta chenin blanc with hovering honeysuckle airs of viognier./ Plump and flavorful, nicely etched by fruit acidity. A singular wine in a great vintage. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1260. 12 FOUR GRACES WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT BLANC
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‘Big and fruity, this shows plenty of ripe pear flavors along with delicate spice. There is good concentration and medium length, with enough acidity to please most palates.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1261. 12 ADELSHEIM RIBBON SPRINGS VINEYARD RIBBON RIDGE AUXERROIS
2011: Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘Solid as ever, this lip-smackingly refreshing Auxerrois is brimming with fine flavors of apple, pear and peach. The cool vintage has lowered the alcohol a touch, and there is plenty of acidity. The fruit purity and compelling aromatics remain as good as ever.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1262. 12 ERATH OREGON PINOT GRIS
Lovely apple and melon aromas. Brisk. Right./ Melon, apple, quince. Balance of mellow, soft padding and good acid. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1263. 12 FIRESTEED OREGON PINOT GRIS
Full, mashed apple aroma./ Full of material, loaded. Wow! Big time pinot gris from a great vintage. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1264. 13 KING ESTATE ACROBAT OREGON PINOT GRIS
Wine & Spirits 90 - BEST BUY: ‘Aromas of lemon cream and lees give a savory accent to this wine. It feels balanced, crisp and lean, with the acidity to match grilled calamari tossed with fresh herbs. A steal at the price.’
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1265. 11 JOVINO OREGON PINOT GRIS (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Rich in fruits and nuts. Trail mix nose. Gives and gives./ Yeah, sweet and soft and rich. OR racy too. Fabulous juiciness. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1266. 13 ELK COVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
Full as usual for this wine. Apple, peel, powder puff, peach, Great grip, body, peach, texture, richness. Grand as always. An OR pinot gris champion. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1267. 12 PALMINA ALISOS SANTA BARBARA PINOT GRIGIO
2011: Very fresh and showing well. Delightful. One of the best of the genre./ Boy, juice, flavor, length. Yin and yang of sweet and dry, crisp and plump. Terrific. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1268. 12 CAYMUS CONUNDRUM CALIFORNIA WHITE
2010: Beverage Dynamics 90: ‘An extremely aromatic wine with aromas of ripe peaches, wild flowers and spice; nicely textured on the palate, delivering fresh melon and tropical flavors.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1269. 12 MCMANIS FAMILY CALIFORNIA VIOGNIER
Nice and spicy take, as well as the classic honeysuckle. A delight./ Sweet, succulent honeysuckle and quince and tropics. Super. Always a strong suit here. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1270. 13 CLINE NORTH COAST VIOGNIER
Firmness, peel ring. Dry. More apple than honeysuckle./ Full, with both body and strength. Good acid, texture. For food. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1271. 11 MONTINORE ESTATE WILLAMETTE VALLEY MULLER-THURGAU
A star white at our Ann Arbor Tasters Guild Blue Highways revue, you’ll rarely find as explicit a muller-thurgau anywhere in the world, including its motherland, Germany. Developed by Dr. Muller at the Swiss experimental station at Thurgau, it became on of the most widely planted crosses, especially in the Mosel, thanks to early ripening. The key notes are apple and apple blossom, fully forthcoming in this textbook example. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1272. 13 CHARLES SMITH KUNG FU GIRL EVERGREEN VINEYARD COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
2012: Wine Spectator 90 - BEST VALUE: ‘Lovely, expressive, bright and vibrant, with apple, lime and citrus blossom flavors, persisting enticingly as the off-dry finish lingers against natural acidity. Drink now through 2015.’
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1273. 12 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE DRY COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
Dry and well textured. Accurate to varietal, locale, dry style. Lovely for food./ Again, fresh, well textured, with full extract, even nuttiness. Lasting finish. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1274. 12 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
Wine Enthusiast 88 - BEST BUY; Wine Spectator 88 - BEST VALUE: ‘A silky white, with a crisp balance to the lemon meringue and lavender flavors, echoing appealingly on the finish. Drink now through 2015.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1275. 12 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE HARVEST SELECT COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
Wine Enthusiast 90 - BEST BUY: ‘This is an excellent Harvest Select bottling, with bright, sappy flavors that seem not all that sweet. The residual sugar, listed at 47 g/L, is an asset, but doesn’t dominate. Flavors remain as crisp as a fresh Macintosh apple, juicy, forward and delicious.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1276. 12 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE - DR. LOOSEN EROICA COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
Wine & Spirits 94: ‘This 2012 lingers beautifully, its scents going the route of grapefruit and apple, the flavors weighty, the hint of petrol giving the wine intensity, length, even gravitas.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1277. 09 KIONA LATE HARVEST COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING half bottle
10.5% residual sugar.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1278. 12 POET’S LEAP COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
Wine Enthusiast 94 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘Half of this year’s Poet’s Leap Riesling is sourced from The Benches, one quarter from old-vine plantings at Dionysus, and the rest from Yakima’s Phil Church vineyard. Marvelous concentration and a panoply of lush orange, apricot, peach and papaya flavors carry this beautifully balanced wine through a long and satisfying finish. Delicious young, it could also be cellared for a decade or longer.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1279. 11 MERCER ESTATE CANYONS YAKIMA VALLEY RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Successor to Way Out West. Young, crisp, fresh. As delightful as the 10. I like it better than the pricier Estate Riesling./ Man, that’s got action, life. Juicy, peachy taste. Sweetness. As good as the 10. Extremely appealing. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1280. 12 SMITH-MADRONE SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT RIESLING
Wine & Spirits 92: ‘Reserved in its fruit, this wine’s robust mineral intensity draws a clean line through to the end. The fragrance of the grape captures scents of dried brush, sage and the floral notes of fresh cream. Pale and rich, this is a dry riesling to serve with Dungeness crab.’
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1281. 12 CARDIFF CALIFORNIA MOSCATO
2011: Bright and sweet, with the marmalade smell of muscat alexandria. Plus pastry, peaches and cream./ Sweet and strong and fine. Flavorful. Good muscat astringency whisks the palate clean. Clearly a value. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 4.99 each

NAM-1282. 12 DOUGLASS HILL CALIFORNIA MOSCATO
Whoa! Bright and forthcoming. Crisp and upbeat. Sweet and lively together./ Sweet, with full flavor intensity. Really clear and precise and pure varietal statement. Enough acid to keep it from cloying. What a deal, and what an introduction to the fine 2012 California vintage! 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 5.99 each

NAM-1283. 11 PEIRANO ESTATE LODI MUSCAT CANELLI (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1284. 11 ROBERT HALL MARGARET’S VINEYARD PASO ROBLES ORANGE MUSCAT
True to varietal and series. Drier than usual in 2011./ Good varietal character. Not as sweet as in warmer vintages. More flexible at the table. 91/100. List price: $22.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

MICHIGAN


NAM-1286. 12 SHADY LANE LEELANAU PENINSULA CABERNET FRANC
The ripe vintage shows. One of the best of the series. Not just well built and potent, also appealingly ripe and giving./ Yes, one of the best northern MI cabernet francs. Light wood complex, good core of potential, and plenty of fruit give to get one started with it this year. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1287. 11 TABOR HILL LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE CABERNET FRANC
Oh, yes, ripe and rich and full like the 2010, with equally admirable oak seasonings./ Yes, great acid, rich fruit, caramel oak lacings. Lingers long for extra pleasures. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1288. 10 BEL LAGO DIJON CLONE RESERVE NORTH VINEYARD LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT NOIR (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
More French oak than the foundation cuvee and entirely of Dijon clones of pinot. Very deep and smoky. Yeah, this is ambitious, and it works. Though it’s young. The oak toast and smoke is a very attractive element./ Well, this is great. Rich, massive, ambitious. I can see the justification for a separate cuvee. Very, very impressive. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1289. 11 BLACK STAR FARMS ARCTUROS GRAND TRAVERSE-LEELANAU PINOT NOIR
Valid cool climate pinot nose./ Racy and delicious cherry taste. Cool fruit. No tea, no tar. Body and flow, beautiful cool climate stuff. I’m a big fan. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1290. 11 SHADY LANE ESTATE LEELANAU PENINSULA BLUE FRANC
No slouch next to the 10, which was a better red wine vintage. Sweet berry fruit and good oak. Lovely, engaging purple stuff. Cranberry, black cherry./ Bold, full, complete palate. Round and rich enough. The right balance of oak and fruit structure and filling. Awesome work. Very impressive. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1291. 10 SHADY LANE COOP DE ROUGE LEELANAU PENINSULA RED
Regent and cabernet franc. Oh, that German cross regent gives it a nice, sweet quality. Succulent. A beauty./ All you could want in MI red. Sweet, fresh, forward fruit. Some cabernet franc herbal goodness. Mighty attractive effort. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1292. CHERRY CREEK RACEWAY MICHIGAN RED (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Chambourcin, chancellor, cabernet franc. Measures up to the Michigan Wine Competition gold medal with a nice, spicy aroma./ Pleasing softness on the palate. Will appreciate a light chill. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1293. 11 FENN VALLEY LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE MERITAGE
Tasters Guild - DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL. Merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc. Integrated oak on the nose changes to wild berries, earth and spice. Rich black fruit and mouth coasting soft tannin stays for several seconds after swallowing. It is big enough to serve with roast meat, yet balanced well for vegetarian and North African cuisine.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1294. FENN VALLEY CAPRICCIO MICHIGAN RED
Michigan Wine Competition 2011 - GOLD MEDAL AND BEST DRY RED TROPHY. 90% chambourcin, 10% merlot. That bright, Rhone like chambourcin fruit. Combines berry with cracked pepper zest and dryness. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1295. GILL’S PIER JUST UNLEASHED MICHIGAN RED
Michigan Wine Competition - GOLD MEDAL. Of regent, cabernet franc, lemberger, dornfelder, and frontenac. Sweet and sassy nose. Regent plus. A rightful melange of red fruit statements. Deep and complex./ Yow! Colorful, spunky, peppery, ebullient. Dash of oak. Full range of flavors and textures. Fine acid-sugar balance. Lots of chatter. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1296. WHITE PINE DUNE SHADOW MICHIGAN RED
95% chambourcin plus merlot and cabernet franc. Oak enhanced. Rich, deep, dark chambourcin classic. Light oak spices./ Off dry. Light oak and fruit tannin. Terrific chambourcin flavor. I love chambourcin, and this wine is a textbook example. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1297. CHATEAU FONTAINE BIG PAW LEELANAU PENINSULA RED
This is all good fun. Fruity, soft, inviting. Properly framed and filled to supply good mealtime possibilities. Got me thinking hamburgers. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1298. 12 FENN VALLEY LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE SAUVIGNON BLANC
Oh, man, is this catty and cutting. A champion in this style./ As shrill as they come. It hurts so good. My god, this is a champion of the cause of northern grown sauvignon! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1299. 12 BLACK STAR FARMS ARCTUROS SUR LIE OLD MISSION PENINSULA CHARDONNAY
2011: Fresh, alert, bright, and beautiful. Apples in cream and that sur lie aura that replaces oak as a complexity enhancer./ Good body and varietal expression, especially the apple stuff. Come hither. Wholly enticing and refreshing. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1300. 12 BOWERS HARBOR UNWOODED MICHIGAN CHARDONNAY
From Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas. Fresh, cool, subtle apple and pear./ Oh, boy! Big burst of peach and tropics. A Wow! palate. Nose did prepare me for this!. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1301. 13 VERTERRA UNOAKED LEELANAU PENINSULA CHARDONNAY
Shawn Walters, winemaker. Gold Medal - Pacific Rim. Fresh and bright. Lots of apple. Cool, fine, rich./ Yes, one of the clearest and most generous of unoaked American chardonnays. Wow! Big! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1302. 13 CHATEAU CHANTAL OLD MISSION PENINSULA CHARDONNAY
2012: Seems oaky but not likely oak influenced. I’m easily fooled. Great volume./ Yes, texture and body. Full overall. And seductively sweet fruited. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1303. 13 PENINSULA CELLARS UNWOODED OLD MISSION PENINSULA CHARDONNAY
2012: Fresh, bright, appley. Ideal, really. Unoaked. Full emphasis on apple. Not tart; round. Good chardonnay body. Everything you’d want, and the freshness is the premium Lots of fruit peel character. Real clarity and beauty./ Sweetish and aromatic in the mouth like a juicy honey crisp apple. Boy, big and delicious. Mouthfilling. Full apple flavor. Round chardonnay fulfillment. A great unoaked chardonnay. Loveable. People pleasing. Great price. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1304. 12 PENINSULA CELLARS UNWOODED OLD MISSION PENINSULA CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Fresh, bright, appley. Ideal, really. Unoaked. Full emphasis on apple. Not tart; round. Good chardonnay body. Everything you’d want, and the freshness is the premium Lots of fruit peel character. Real clarity and beauty./ Sweetish and aromatic in the mouth like a juicy honey crisp apple. Boy, big and delicious. Mouthfilling. Full apple flavor. Round chardonnay fulfillment. A great unoaked chardonnay. Loveable. People pleasing. Great price. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1305. 11 CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE LATE HARVEST OLD MISSION PENINSULA CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2010: Since 1974; 4.4% RS. Spicy, racy, sweet. Some oak seasonings?/ Yes, sweet and balanced. Not too sweet. Mild chardonnay aromatics. Mealtime possibilities. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1306. 12 CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE SHIP OF FOOLS OLD MISSION PENINSULA WHITE
Michigan Wine Competition - GOLD MEDAL. Dry, full, and bright. A star vintage for this cuvee of pinots blanc, gris, and noir./ Flavorful. Full bodied. Well balanced. Superbly crafted. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1307. FENN VALLEY LAKESHORE DEMI-SEC MICHIGAN WHITE
Tasters Guild - GOLD MEDAL. Bright, with apple, pear, sage, hyssop./ Indeed, semi dry. Orchard fruits and fines herbes. Add melon to the fruit set. Pleasing and price-worthy. Liked by the group. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 6.99 each

NAM-1308. 12 FENN VALLEY LATE HARVEST FENNVILLE VIGNOLES half liter
Harvest sugar 27.3 brix; RS 5.7%. Lots of apple and blossom as if it still bears fermentation odors. Sweet peach and honey come forth now. Hints of botrytis./ Sweet and nutty. Dried fruit concentration. Auslese stuff. This will age well. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1309. FENN VALLEY 42 LATE MICHIGAN SHORE VIDAL ICE WINE half bottle
Michigan Wine Competition - DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - BEST OF CLASS DESSERT WINE. Luscious peach-honey nose of vidal ice wine. Lots of cake frosting./ Peach, apricot, chamomile. Lush, honeyed, intense. Very, very sweet and concentrated. Pear nectar. Spicy, tingly stuff too. Really impressive. A crisp ice wine edge. Great and intense fruit statement. Exciting stuff. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1310. TABOR HILL CLASSIC DEMI SEC MICHIGAN WHITE
Tasters Guild - DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL. Ripe yellow fruit and honey crisp apple scents balance with light and sweet juicy flavors for a pleasurable glass of summer. This is an ideal wine to serve with Asian cuisine, especially sushi with wasabi sauce..
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

NAM-1311. 12 BOWERS HARBOR TWYRIS VINEYARD LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT BLANC
Wow! Flair! Purity. Cool pear and peach. A beauty./ Great body, flair, freshness, complexity. Padded. Has it all. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1312. 12 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT BLANC
Michigan Wine Competition - DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - BEST DRY WHITE TROPHY. Delicate, elegant, right./ Flavorful. Good acid and extract. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1313. 12 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY ISLAND VIEW VINEYARD OLD MISSION PENINSULA PINOT BLANC
The aromatic range and depth to put this in the category of the best American pinot blancs./ Texture is fine and smooth. Everything about it is promising. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1314. 12 BEL LAGO ESTATE LEELANAU PENINSULA AUXERROIS
Michigan Wine Competition - SILVER MEDAL. 2011: This is plump, plump, plump right now. Auxerrois through and through. More peach than apple./ Lovely combo of crisp acid and round glycerol. Excellent. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1315. 12 CHATEAU FONTAINE WOODLAND LEELANAU PENINSULA WHITE
100% auxerrois. Tasters Guild Double Gold Medal: ‘Aromas of white peach, melon, pear and wet stone. Pear and melon flavors are arranged over a mineral backbone with a soft, long finish. Pair with pan seared scallops with tarragon white wine sauce.’
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1316. 12 BLACK STAR FARMS ARCTUROS MICHIGAN PINOT GRIS
Michigan Wine Competition - GOLD MEDAL. Rich, full, expressive./ Good form. Lots of gris peels character. Continues to fill out. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1317. 13 BOWERS HARBOR MICHIGAN PINOT GRIGIO
2012: Lively, zesty, tingly, fresh. Apple and cream. Come hither. Very appley. Fine./ Full and crisp. Soft padding beneath. Great flavor and length. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1318. 11 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY TALE FEATHERS VINEYARD OLD MISSION PENINSULA PINOT GRIS
From a sandy-loam, west-facing site. Fat, creamy, lightly oaky. Alsace pinot gris fullness, fineness. Perfect ptich./ Full fruit spectrum: apple, paraffin, pear, peach, even banana. Ambitious. Classic, well poised MI pinot gris offering the play of body and race. Delectable finish. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1319. 12 TWO LADS OLD MISSION PENINSULA PINOT GRIGIO
Michigan Wine Competition - SILVER MEDAL.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1320. 12 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT GRIS
Lovely pinot gris. Rich, waxy, cool, crisp edged. Apple and melon center. All sits comfortably./ Rich in glycerol. Flavorful. Even better by summer. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1321. 13 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY MURMUR MICHIGAN WHITE
2012: Pinot gris, pinot blanc, chardonnay, riesling, gewurztraminer, traminette, and sauvignon blanc . A wonder. Panache and range of appeals. A little gewurz goes a long way. Everything lovely./ Dry, with padding. Ripe acidity. LFC has the texture down. Another great effort. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1322. 12 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA GRUNER VELTLINER
Like the Good Harbor, it’s a clear statement of green apple and snow pea without the earthy terroir stuff of Austria./ Flavorful. Very pure, cool climate gruve statement. A clear and lovely take. Good acid and burnished mouthfeel. Will continue to swell up over the coming months. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1323. 11 GOOD HARBOR SMALL BATCH LEELANAU PENINSULA GRUNER VELTLINER
Clear, cool, apple-legume Michigan take. Less earthy than the Austrian norm./ Yes, a rightful MI take on gruve. Not deep and earthy; rather, fresh and uplifting. Very pleasing. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1324. 12 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA VIOGNIER
Lovely varietal personality. The honeysuckle. Cool northern fruit style. Apple too. Delicious./ Beautiful, ringing fruit acidity. Man, this is a big success. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1325. 12 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY OLD ORCHARD VINEYARD LEELANAU PENINSULA KERNER
Vineyard owned by the daughter of political cartoonist Joseph Parrish, thus the label art. Yes, lovely, subtle, sweet, aromatic apple aroma. Unique. Delicate. Great acid./ Yes, the acid is terrific. Lots of drive. Begs for food. Subtle aromatic character proper to the varietal. My first northern MI kerner. The varietal belongs here. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1326. 13 ANNE AMIE CUVEE A WILLAMETTE VALLEY MULLER THURGAU
A knockout. The best American muller thurgau I’ve tasted. Fully rich and concentrated apple and blossom varietal set./ Yes, dry but lush and tender and come hither. Abundantly flavorful. Hallmark M-T, with the extra New World, larger than life interpretation. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1327. 12 CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE LATE HARVEST MICHIGAN RIESLING
Michigan Wine Competition - SILVER MEDAL.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1328. 12 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY DRY MICHIGAN RIESLING
New York Times - 20 Winter Wines for $20 Apiece: ‘Michigan? As is often said, all 50 states now make wine, but Michigan is one of a handful making notable wines with excellent potential. If you can find Left Foot Charley’s riesling–Michigan’s best white grape–it’s absolutely worth trying. It’s bone dry, with an almost decadent aroma of dried flowers and stones, and is exceedingly refreshing.’ Wow! Homage to Flyover Country!
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1329. 12 MACKINAW TRAIL LATE HARVEST MICHIGAN RIESLING
Tasters Guild Gold Medal. Wonderful peach and ripe citrus aromas. Sweet and succulent at 4% RS./ Flavorful. Apple, pear, and lots of peach. Delicious sweetness. Sweet and well balanced. Great acid. Long, peachy finish. Well crafted as always. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1330. 12 WHITE PINE RESERVE MICHIGAN RIESLING
Under 2% RS. Rich and right. Stopped fermentation; no sussreserve./ Classic and lovely like a Pfalz. Some botrytis. Rich textured. Fabulous. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1331. 13 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY MISSING SPIRE GRAND TRAVERSE RIESLING
2012: Medium sweet on the scale. Delightful riesling apple and peach fruit sweetness./ Round, sweet, flavorful. Peach nectar notions. Nice work. A winner. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1332. 11 UP NORTH SEMI SWEET GRAND TRAVERSE RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
10%. By Bryan Ulbrich (Left Foot Charley). Crisp, deep, right. Lovely northern MI riesling. Fine now. Some sage–unique. Both lithe and padded. Perfect posture. Deep, cool, penetrating. Apricot./ Rich and smooth and right. Well balanced. Juicy, tingly. Perfect touch of richness. Fabulous. Delish. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1333. 12 BOATHOUSE KNOT SO SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
Michigan Wine Competition - GOLD MEDAL - BEST SEMI-DRY WHITE TROPHY. Rich and full textured. Real 3D qualities../ Yes, real depth and texture. Acidity tempers the mild sweetness. Eminently well balanced. This works! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1334. 11 BRENGMAN BROTHERS RESERVE MEDIUM DRY CRAIN HILL VINEYARD LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
1% RS. Cool, clear, crisp, penetrating. Walnut, mineral, peach, clove/cinnamon./ Good level of dryness. Brisk, minerally. Nice ‘sec tendre’ padding. Well balanced. 92+/100..
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1335. 12 CHATEAU FONTAINE DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
Tasters Guild Gold Medal. Crisp and penetrating. Good young, dry riesling aromas of green apple and firm peach come on with aeration. Oh, yes! This is juicy and right! So self assured!/ Dry but not austere. Ripe acidity. Wants food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1336. 12 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
Tasters Guild Double Gold Medal: ‘a big honeysuckle gala apple nose transitions to a mid-palate of pear and yellow plum with hints of dried herbs. The emphatically lush palate of white grape juice finishes cleanly. Enjoy it with sausage, ham and other cured meats.’
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1337. 11 GOOD HARBOR SMALL BATCH DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
Stature as well as scent. More oomph than most of the dry rieslings today./ Oh, yeah, big time extract. Blows away all the rest so far today. My, my, we’ve an upset in the making. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1338. 11 SHADY LANE ESTATE SEMI-DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
Bright, brisk, and ultra cool. Peach and apricot. Fulfills expectations. Really surges and penetrates. Good to go./ A little baby fat yet; the acidity compensates. All around good guy. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1339. 12 BOWERS HARBOR MEDIUM SWEET OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING
Young. Some powder puff. Cedar./ Good cedar riesling. Good sweetness and sweet-acid balance. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1340. 11 BOWERS HARBOR BLOCK II OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING
California State Fair Judging - DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL. .3 RS. Grosses Gewachs stuff. Very full and lovely extract. Dry, with statuesque form, frame./ Great mouthfeel, balance, acid, extract. Perfect harmony. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1341. COMET OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING
Peachy for sure./ Yes, peach and apricot. Lightly sweet. A joy. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1342. 12 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY 7TH HILL VINEYARD OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING
2011: It’s beautiful, deep, statuesque, fully extracted./ Extraordinarily juicy, good extract. And balance. Fine. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1343. 12 WHITE PINE MICHIGAN TRAMINETTE
2.8% RS. Rosy, powdery, fragrant. Bay-laurel./ Romantic, tonic, rangy, complex. One of the best of its genre. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1344. 12 TABOR HILL DRY LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE TRAMINETTE
True but reticent to start. Nice bergamot aromas come after aeration./ Good, ripe vintage of this, showing mellow acidity. Floral, powderpuff traminette character. Delicate rather than thick and powerful like many a gewurz. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1345. 12 TABOR HILL LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE GEWURZTRAMINER
2011: Tasters Guild - GOLD MEDAL; Michigan Wine Competition - GOLD MEDAL. Delicate, pretty, rightful cool climate gewurz./ Light varietal glycerol and bitter foil. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1346. BEL LAGO ESTATE SEMI DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA GEWURZTRAMINER
40% 2010, 60% 2011. The 10 was too ripe on its own. Just bustin’ gewurztraminer! 14.5%./ Luscious mouthfeel. Lots of glycerol. Dab of RS. Good power, flavor, length. A great achievement. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1347. 12 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI-DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA GEWURZTRAMINER
Tasters Guild Gold Medal. Northern cool gewurz. Fresh and logical. Cool and minerally. Rose and stone./ Some sweetness, well balanced. Full gewurz flavor. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1348. 11 GOOD HARBOR SMALL BATCH LEELANAU PENINSULA GEWURZTRAMINER
Scented. Rose. Glycerol. Barbershop tonic./ Wow, this runs deep. Good bitterness. Has the assets. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1349. 12 CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE OLD MISSION PENINSULA EDELZWICKER
Est. 1974; gewurztraminer, muscat ottonel, pinot gris, chardonnay; 1.5/5 sweetness. Gewurz and muscat dominate the nose. Rich and floral. Ottonel delivers bergamot airs. Broad pinot gris base./ Full powderpuff perfume. Gewurz astringency. Pinot gris apple. Off dry. Gentle acid. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

OHIO


NAM-1351. 10 MON AMI LAKE ERIE VIDAL ICE WINE half bottle
Half bottle and two glasses in a wood gift box.
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

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CANADA


NAM-1354. 12 PELEE ISLAND ONTARIO CABERNET FRANC
The label’s five-lined skink is the only lizard found on Pelee Island. Sweet, fresh, fruity. Both ripe vintage and cool climate impressions. Fruit pulp and peel, light oak./ Sweet fruit. Yes, reveals both vintage and climate. Ideal northern grown cabernet franc. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1355. 12 PELEE ISLAND SEMI SWEET ONTARIO MERLOT
Sweet cherry merlot aroma. Right./ Lush and spicy. Sweetness balanced by acidity. Delish. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1356. 08 CAVE SPRING NIAGARA PENINSULA RIESLING ICE WINE half bottle
Wine Enthusiast 93 - CELLAR SELECTION; Wine Spectator 93: ‘Intense, concentrated aromas of peach and lychee show a touch of petrol. This is clean on the palate, where the unctuous texture envelops dried apricot and rose petal elements. The finish is the best part, with great length and persistence. Best from 2012 through 2024. 60 cases made. $60.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1357. 11 JACKSON-TRIGGS RESERVE NIAGARA PENINSULA VIDAL ICE WINE quarter bottle
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1358. 11 PILLITTERI ESTATES NIAGARA PENINSULA VIDAL ICE WINE half bottle
Wine & Spirits 91: ‘This looks light and bright, with its green-tinted hue, but it’s as rich and sumptuous as lime curd. From out of the dense sweetness comes notes of green tea and lemon balm, uncannily delicate notes from a hedonistic bombshell.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1359. 08 PILLITTERI ESTATES NIAGARA PENINSULA RIESLING ICE WINE half bottle
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each


 

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