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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. 13 CHARLES & CHARLES POST NO. 35 COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET-SYRAH
Rich and loaded. Really concentrated. More structure and less glossy fruit than the Spectator 90 2012. Good, ripe fruit filling./ Its full richness is balanced by power and structure. Striving hard to please at this price point. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 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. 12 COLUMBIA CREST GRAND ESTATES COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Spectator 90: ‘Polished, plush and vibrant, with a core of plum and black currant fruit welling up seductively against hints of sweet spices and cream. The finish lingers beautifully. Drink now through 2017. $12.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1006. 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: 38.99 each

NAM-1007. 11 L’ECOLE NO. 41 COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Tanzer 91; Wine Spectator 91: ‘Deftly balanced and harmonious, directing the bay leaf-accented black currant and licorice flavors into a lithe and finely textured finish. Appealing, with no single element sticking out. Best from 2015 through 2020. $32.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1008. 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: 15.99 each

NAM-1009. 12 SEVEN HILLS COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 91; Wine Spectator 90; 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-1010. 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-1011. 12 COLUMBIA CREST H3 HORSE HEAVEN HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Spectator 92: ‘Dark and spicy, billowing with plum, currant and white chocolate flavors, picking up pear and white tea notes as the finish lingers with refinement. The tannins are submerged. Drink now through 2018.’
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. 08 CLIFF CREEK SOUTHERN OREGON CLARET
49% cabernet sauvignon, 31% cabernet franc, 20% merlot. Good age, sweet, ripe fruit, fine oak. Complete southern Oregon claret, Bordeaux take./ Good oak, claret form, charm, frame. Fine now. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1014. 13 BELLE AMBIANCE CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
By the Indelicato family. As good or better than the 2012. Plenty of fruit drive plus more form, spice, and acid in 2013./ Good oak caramel and plenty of soft, ripe fruit. Even grace. Well crafted. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NAM-1015. 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: 15.99 each

NAM-1016. 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-1017. 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-1018. 13 GUENOC VICTORIAN NORTH COAST CLARET
2012: 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-1019. 12 GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU MOUNTAIN CUVEE SONOMA RED
Est. 1858; 6th generation; fruit mainly from the Sonoma Valley estate. Sweet, solid mountain fruit plus oak. Sonoma Valley cool fruit too. Elegant, balanced, composed./ Yes, a good balance of oak and rich 2012 fruit. Kudos to the winemaker. No drying tannins, so good now. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1020. 13 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Est. 1962; all 5 Bordeaux varieties; 14 months in barrel. ALV power and sweet fruit. 2013 framing. Fine oak. Deep and dynamic. Logical consummation of valley and vintage./ Wood and fruit and power. They all match up. Full, fine tannin. For steak now. Or cellar. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1021. 12 PICKET FENCE ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Rich and rightful Alexander Valley ‘sur maturitie’ delivery of 2012's cabernet fruit goodness. A beauty./ Lovely oak and spice, rich fruit, fine tannin. Perfect picture of 12 ALV cabernet sauvignon, at a heck of a good price. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1022. 13 TRIG POINT DIAMOND DUST VINEYARD ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2012: Nick Goldschmidt project. Powerful ALV and winemaker style. Sweet fruit of 12. Wood in control./ Very ripe mouthful of fruit, with oak seasonings. Volume, material. Thorough. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1023. 12 MICHAEL POZZAN ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2010 Knights Valley: 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: 18.99 each

NAM-1024. 12 BERINGER RESERVE KNIGHTS VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

NAM-1025. 12 CADE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 92: ‘The opulent, fleshy, sexy, consumer friendly 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as oodles of blackcurrant fruit intermixed with floral and blueberry notes. Lush and plush, it can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years, although such well-balanced and forward wines as this can sometimes age two decades or more.’ A true representative of Napa Valley appellation diversity, this cuvee is assembled of cabernet sauvignon from top vineyards in Calistoga, Pope Valley, St. Helena, Rutherford, and Oak Knoll.
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

NAM-1026. 12 CHAPPELLET SIGNATURE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Spectator 93; Vinous 93: ‘The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature is fabulous. Dark red cherries, plums, smoke, savory herbs and wild flowers race across the palate in a bright, aromatically lifted Cabernet Sauvignon endowed with gorgeous precision and nuance. Distinctly ferrous and savory notes add nuance to the radiant, generous 2012 fruit. Dollops of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec round out the blend. The Cabernet Sauvignon is partly made from purchased fruit. It is also one of the very best wines readers will find in its price range. $52.’
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

NAM-1027. 12 EXPERIENCE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1028. 10 HEITZ NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2008: 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: 49.99 each

NAM-1029. 11 JOSEPH PHELPS FOGDOG NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Brisk, cool 2011 fruit with class oak seasonings. Blackberry, black currant, French oak potpourri savors./ Romantic oak perfumes. Fine oak and fruit tannins. Good power and presence at 13.5%. Nobility, race, and finesse of 2011 Napa cabernet. Lasting. 93+/100. List price: $40.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1030. 12 KULETO FROG PRINCE NAPA VALLEY RED
Tasting Panel 93: ‘This outgoing blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 21% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Cab Franc and 3% Syrah has us jumping for vinous joy. Winemaker Dave Lattin’s riveting combination of estate fruit shows off fresh soil, dark cherry mocha and a high pitched acidity that pulses through chalky, dusted rhubarb, red tea and nut tannins. Due to its sunny disposition, it’s a glorious match with veal, chicken, pork and grilled meats. $35.’
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1031. 12 KULETO INDIA INK NAPA VALLEY RED
Wine & Spirits 91: ‘Luscious with sunny ripeness, this wine’s sweet black fruit is checked by mineral tannins. There’s an herbal edge to those tannins that lasts beyond the sweetness, leaving an impression of tarragon. This wine’s youthful richness will match a pan-seared steak. 64% cabernet sauvignon, 27% syrah, 3% merlot, 2% each malbec, petit verdot. $35.’
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1032. 13 MARTIN RAY NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
More structure and less immediate fruit display than the 2012. Certainly in tune with each vintage’s character. No longer labeled a reserve, though the price remains the same. Seems to have less barrel time so more backward. Deep and potent./ Well, there’s more fruit and oak expression on the palate. A rich and powerful array of flavors and textures. 2013 keeper qualities. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1033. 11 PALMAZ CEDAR KNOLL NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Sweet and accomplished. Full oak and the fruit carries it./ Yes, wood, spice, full fruit. Tannin and good acid. Some sharp tannin yet. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

NAM-1034. 12 PAOLETTI PICCOLO CRU CALISTOGA RED
I’ve always enjoyed this, the least expensive of the vaunted Paoletti estate Napa Valley red wines. This year it’s 44% cabernet sauvignon, 25% malbec, 18% merlot, 8% petit verdot, and 5% cabernet franc. Full red-violet color./ Massive as well as elegant at 14.6%. Walks the line. Complete. Inky fruit concentration./ Good oak in harmony with the fruit. Full ripeness, power, size, and control. Round, melted tannin. Wow! Breathless! 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1035. 12 ROBERT CRAIG AFFINITY NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 92: ‘The least expensive wine is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity, the estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the foothills just south of Stag’s Leap blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. An absolutely stunning value in Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, the wine has an inky/purple color, a big sweet kiss of créme de cassis, spice box, mocha and assorted black fruits. It is full-bodied and ripe with low acidity and sweet tannins. This wine is showy and up front, but has enough stuffing to last 7-10 years or more. Robert Craig is still one of the most consistent wineries in terms of quality and keeping pricing within realistic levels, not something frequently seen in Napa Valley.’
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

NAM-1036. 12 ROBERT MONDAVI NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1037. 12 SEAN MINOR NICOLE MARIE NAPA VALLEY RED
52% merlot, 21% zinfandel, 17% petite sirah, 10% petit verdot. Powerful, and full of material. Dense fruit bearing fine oak. All about mass./ Mouthful of material. Fruit concentration and great oak char. You’d never expect this powerhouse to be merlot-dominant. A steakhouse wine for sure. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1038. 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-1039. 10 STONY HILL SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT CABERNET SAUVIGNON
From its highest vineyard on Spring Mountain. Well structured mountain cabernet with 2010 black fruit, peels, licorice. Traditional, concentrated, intense, built to last./ Tough and tannic. Napa mountain cabernet throwback to the 1960s. No splashy new oak showing. Long ager. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1040. 10 MOUNT EDEN ESTATE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine & Spirits 96: ‘Most of the fruit for this restrained, savory cabernet comes from cuttings Emmett Rixford purportedly sourced from Chateau Margaux in the 1890s. Martin Ray propagated his own cuttings from that selection to plant in this vineyard’s shallow, shale-laced soil at 1,800 feet of elevation in the 1940s and 50s, and later Jeffrey Patterson replanted it in the 1980s with a selection from those wines. Is it just a coincidence that, tasting this blind, my thoughts turned to a 1985 Margaux I tasted recently? Maybe it was the gentle elasticity of the texture, the vibrant acidity, the rosy glow streaming through a curtain of ripe, earthy tannins. This feels layered with complexity: Beyond the pure cassis tone you may find lavender, graphite, redwood bark, black olive and green herbs. But you don’t need to go fishing for descriptors to appreciate its nuances: Just think of it as lovely, integrated, old-school California cabernet. Buy a case and try not to drink most of it until 2030. $60.’
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

NAM-1041. 11 RIDGE ESTATE MONTE BELLO VINEYARD SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Vinous 92: ‘Ridge's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is quite laid back in this vintage. Sweet floral notes meld into red stone fruits, pomegranate and cinnamon. In keeping with the style of the year, the 2011 is medium in body, feminine and gracious. Best of all, it will drink well pretty much right out of the gate. $50.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1042. 11 JASON-STEPHENS ESTATE SANTA CLARA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Oak up front. Plenty of powerful, rich, ripe cabernet support. With aeration come bright blackberry and black currant aromas. Now the oak is in tune and adds cedary airs./ Oak and alluring fruit. No 2011 ripeness issues; this is fully ripe. Plus it sports racy 2011 acidity. Fine future. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1043. 12 LA MERIKA CENTRAL COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: ‘Brick/maroon color. Lovely, composed aromas of almond, leather, cedar, cigar box make for lush sniffing. Flavors include evolved blackberry jam, boysenberry, red plum. Satiny texture. Aftertaste reflects the midpalate most, featuring jammy aspect. Top notch Cabernet. $15.99.’
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1044. 11 MANDOLIN CENTRAL COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Good, bright 2011 fruit freshness and acidity. Well crafted./ Fine sweet-tart play and balance. It’s both Monterey fresh and crisp, and Paso rich. Well conceived cuvee graced by some oaky complexity too. 91/100. List price: $15.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1045. 13 SMITH & HOOK CENTRAL COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Deep, powerful, sweet. Hallmark Smith & Hook cabernet. The fruit is ripe, abundant, and concentrated, so it stands up to an ample measure of attractive oak aromas./ Wow! Exotic wood spices plus rich, ripe fruit. A California cabernet overachiever. A bargain in big-time cabernet. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1046. 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-1047. 13 GUNSIGHT ROCK PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2012: 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-1048. 13 SEAN MINOR 4B PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The four bears (4B) are Minor’s children. Fine Paso ripeness without going to the extreme of dried fruit. Plum rather than prune. Great race and elegance. Fine oak-fruit marriage./ Well, really great oak spice set and perfect degree of Paso ripeness. Great acidity. Long, intricate aftertaste. 2013 Paso at its best, and what a price! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1049. 11 VICTOR HUGO ESTATE HUNCHBACK PASO ROBLES RED
2010: 40% malbec, 34% petit verdot, 20% petite sirah, 6% syrah. Wonderful with Spaghetti Arrabiatta with Grilled Marinated Shrimp at our Tasters Guiild Victor Hugo winemaker dinner. Aged in seasoned barrel 22 months, it came to the table deliciously ready to drink, with ideal acidity to match the sauce. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1050. 11 VICTOR HUGO ESTATE OPULENCE PASO ROBLES RED
2010: 33% cabernet franc, 26% merlot, 23% cabernet sauvignon, 13% malbec, 5% petit verdot. Sweet and strong Paso red. Fruit cremes, not dried fruits. Plum confit versus prune. Good oak in balance with the fruit. Powerful./ An opening blast of spicy, sweet oak is stellar. There’s fruit to match. Fully ripe and muscular, with acid and tannin to balance. Well named cuvee. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1051. 13 CHARLES SMITH THE VELVET DEVIL COLUMBIA VALLEY MERLOT
Spicy merlot cherry and tea with a light American oak patina. Well crafted. The oak has class./ Yes, the oak nicely frames merlot’s soft fruit. Well conceived, well crafted cuvee. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1052. 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-1053. 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-1054. 12 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-1055. 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-1056. 12 ANGELINE RESERVE MENDOCINO MERLOT
Deep and velvety, dark and spicy, floral, haunting. Serious. Fine oak./ Yes, velvety 2012 with Mendocino black fruit style. Good stuff; good value. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1057. 12 L DE LYETH SONOMA MERLOT
Sweet fruit of 2012 with good, subtle oak. Ideal balance of fruit and oak. Yes./ Again, that balance of wood and wholesome, ripe fruit of 2012. Good acid, grip, form too. Has a future. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1058. 12 FIELD STONE ALEXANDER VALLEY MERLOT
2011: Estate bottled. Follows the 2010's pattern of inky concentration, full ripeness, full thrust, and fabulous, well integrated oak./ Ripe and rich, with full concentration. Beginnings of bouquet development. Smooth oak vanillin. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1059. 12 SHAFER NAPA VALLEY MERLOT
Wine Spectator 92: ‘Sleek and supple, this is exactly the style of Merlot that made the wine so popular. Floral red currant and cinnamon spice aromas lead to rich, ripe flavors of black cherry and toasty oak, with a hint of earth. Drink now through 2020.’
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

NAM-1060. 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-1061. 10 JASON-STEPHENS ESTATE SANTA CLARA VALLEY MERLOT
Warm, ripe, roasted, rich, well developed, deep, savory spiced cherry./ Great oak spices, cherry, roast, all. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1062. 11 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. 14.3%. Yields of but 1.2 tons per acre. 30 months in oak, 8 months in bottle before release. Deep, smoky concentration of cherry b randy. Fabulous richness of oak and fruit, especially for 2011./ Low yield concentration. A sure winner of great intensity and fine tannin. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1063. 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-1064. 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: 14.99 each

NAM-1065. 13 KING ESTATE ACROBAT OREGON PINOT NOIR
2012: #78 - Wine Spectator Top 100 2014: ‘The crisp tannins and sleek structure give the up-front blackberry, currant and floral spice flavors good lift, coming together smoothly on the persistent finish. Drink now through 2016. 90/100.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1066. 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-1067. 12 SOTER PLANET OREGON OREGON PINOT NOIR
95% Willamette, 5% Rogue. Medium dark red violet./ Rich, ripe creme and juice. Racy./ Flavors need time to develop.. Ripe and smooth texture. Ideally ripe 2012 finish. Worth cellaring a few months for more aromatic range and intensity. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1068. 12 WINDY BAY OREGON PINOT NOIR
Oh, this is good! Cool rose petal, black cherry, and sweet tea. A 2012 Oregon classic at a bargain price./ Yes, sweet cherry and Darjeeling flavors. Good acid and light tannin. Exceptionally accomplished Oregon pinot value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1069. 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: 18.99 each

NAM-1070. 13 DOMAINE DROUHIN DUNDEE HILLS PINOT NOIR
Elegant, racy, high acid. Burgundy style if not terroir. Pure. Medium ripe./ Racy. Tart red fruits: cherry, cranberry, pomegranate. High acid. Good effort with the material 2013 gave. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1071. 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-1072. 12 ADELSHEIM WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 92 - SMART BUY: ‘Taut, tart and surprisingly generous, blooming with juicy, cranberry-accented blackberry, cherry and spice flavors that linger easily on the sharp-edged finish. Best from 2016 through 2020. $32.’
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1073. 12 ELK COVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY; 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-1074. 12 ELK COVE LA BOHEME WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 94 - CELLAR SELECTION: ‘A candidate for the best La Bohème ever, this low-yield effort, from 27-year-old vines, opens with a lovely nose of rose petals, raspberry compote and a whiff of pepper. Deeply detailed berry flavors glide into a long finish veined with nougat and caramel, from 10 months in 50% new French oak. The elegance and length are impressive. $60.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1075. 12 ERMISCH ERENDIRA’S RISE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Winemaker Robert Britton. Dijon clones. 14%. Dark./ Full, ripe, sweet, all. Grand scaled, and pure to boot. Good oak./ Fabulous fruit frame and filling, form and balance. Fruit sweetness and oak seasonings. Everything works in harmony. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 35.99 each

NAM-1076. 13 EVENING LAND WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Deep, well extracted, and serious. Cherry, tar, licorice, wood spices. A keeper./ Reticent to start, the flavors come on with aeration. Cherry, tar, game. Good acid. Fulfilled. Sweetens up through a long finish. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1077. 12 PENNER-ASH WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘This 7,000-case effort retained the quality for which the winery’s limited-production wines are known. The fruit-laden 2012 vintage helps, and the wine beguiles from first sniff to last sip. Cherries, chocolate, sandalwood and saffron interweave. The mouthfeel is soft and supple, and the delicate balance of fruit, acid and barrel never lets you down. $48.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1078. 13 PRIMARIUS WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Bright, fresh, crisp, alive. Cherry and licorice. Good ripeness./ Yes, good ripe cherry. Suave and balanced. Very savory, giving. Works with or without food. Polished. Fulfilled. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1079. 12 RANSOM JIGSAW WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Rich and right 2012 with OR snap and cool, and black tea./ Cool, crunchy black cherry, and black tea again. Also game. Great acid. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1080. 12 ST. INNOCENT VILLAGES CUVEE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine & Spirits 91; Tanzer 90: ‘Ruby-red. Fresh cherry and dark berries on the nose, complicated by dark chocolate, dried rose, sassafras and peppery spices. Plush and broad but focused as well, with black raspberry and bitter cherry given a tangy edge by juicy acidity. Closes spicy and long, with an echo of cherry and fully integrated tannins. This vivacious pinot is, along with the excellent 2010, the best example of this bottling that I've had to date.’
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1081. 12 ST. INNOCENT SHEA VINEYARD YAMHILL-CARLTON DISTRICT PINOT NOIR
Vinous 93: ‘Vivid ruby. Heady, exotically perfumed aromas of dark berries, Asian spices, incense and candied flowers are sharpened by a zesty mineral quality and a hint of white pepper. Stains the palate with intense black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter and deeper with air. Shows superb energy, focus and depth of fruit on the extremely long, spicy finish. Supple tannins build slowly and add shape but don't get in the way of this sexy pinot's assertive fruit. $55.’
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1082. 12 ST. INNOCENT TEMPERANCE HILL VINEYARD EOLA - AMITY HILLS PINOT NOIR
Tanzer 92: ‘Vivid ruby-red. Perfumed, complex scents of black raspberry, mulberry, cola and candied flowers, with a smoky Indian spice nuance adding complexity. Fleshy dark berry and rose pastille flavors are lifted and framed by juicy acidity. Tightens up with air and finishes on a lively bitter cherry note, with lingering spiciness and smooth, harmonious tannins. $36.’
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

NAM-1083. 14 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS WHOLE CLUSTER WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Clones Dijon 114, 115, 667, 777, Pommard, Wadenwil; carbonic maceration. Really quite full for this cuvee. Primary fruit and whole berry fermentation aromas. Crisp cherry fruit. No tea, herb. Fulfilled already./ Sweet cherry plus fruit creme and pie crust. Sweet and lush indeed. This is succulent. Wow! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1084. 12 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS ESTATE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine & Spirits 93: ‘An exuberant pinot noir, with scents of red cherry and a mild tinge of pipe tobacco, this is generous and inviting. With the fine grip of fruit-skin tannins, the wine has the heft and for something like duck confit. $55.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1085. 14 DE LOACH HERITAGE RESERVE CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Good rich, racy California pinot with lots of cherry, pie crust, and oak toast aromas. A steal at this price./ Love the acid, fruit, toast, form. Another great California vintage coming on. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1086. 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-1087. 13 MCMANIS FAMILY CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Deep black cherry and peel plus fine, already well integrated oak. The oak in a young McManis wine can often require some aging to sink in; not this one. Smells of fine cabinetry. One of the best vintages of a fine series./ Sweet, ripe cherry fruit of River Junction pinot, pure and free flowing. The oak has lovely wood spices that are, again, well integrated. Pleasing body; ready to enjoy. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1088. 13 ROBERT MONDAVI PRIVATE SELECTION CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Sweet and easy black cherry pinot. Dark fruited and coastal in demeanor./ Sweet and sassy. Good coastal fruit acid. Oak toffee extras have great appeal. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1089. 13 SALMON CREEK CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Oh, such a good, full, coastal pinot with 2013 frame, bulk, dryness. Real coastal pinot aroma. Great acid./ Yes, form, acid, flavor, cherry goodness, tannin, all. Wow! The best vintage of this. What a steal! 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 5.99 each

NAM-1090. 13 ANGELINE RESERVE SONOMA-MENDOCINO PINOT NOIR
60-40. Sweet, wholesome pinot here, as always. 2013 power and frame. Fine, rich cherry filling. Nice sweet oak toast. Cherry tart./ Rich and smooth cherry and toast pinot winner with game too. Suave and delish once again. Good power. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1091. 13 PINE RIDGE FOREFRONT SAN LUIS OBISPO - MONTEREY PINOT NOIR
2012: 60-40. Fresh, fruity, Central Coast cool and 12 clear fruited./ Bits of leaf, tea, tar./ Genuine cool climate pinot, with 12 sweet core. Hits the spot. Classic Central Coast. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1092. 13 JOEL GOTT SANTA BARBARA-MONTEREY PINOT NOIR
Power, dark fruit, framing of 2013. Coolness of the growing zones. Race of a Gott wine. Deep and textured./ Spicy oak influence without domination. Clear, angular Gott style. A good year here. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1093. 13 BELLE GLOS MEIOMI MONTEREY-SANTA BARBARA-SONOMA PINOT NOIR
2012: 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-1094. 12 COPAIN TOUS ENSEMBLE ANDERSON VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2010: Lovely, sweet, composed, elegant expression of cool climate California pinot noir. Very graceful. Cherry pinot emphasis, with light accents of tar, game, oak./ Good acid, feel, grip, brightness. The levity of 2010. Has it all. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1095. 12 DAVID BRUCE SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Est. 1964. Impressive oak and cherry pinot fruit aromas. Cool climate nature, with tea leaf overtones. Likely Sonoma Coast based./ Yes, cherry, tea, and tar of cool, coastal Sonoma pinot. Bright acidity of same. Favored by the Europhiles in the group, and there are many. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1096. 12 DAVID BRUCE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Est. 1964. The depth of RRV pinot. Brandied cherry, oak, RRV class and 3D. A complex of sweet fruit and baking spices./ Full, spicy, sexy, well built. Rich, romantic, large, all. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1097. 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-1098. 11 ENVOLVE LENNOX VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Southern sector of the AVA. RRV spice and vigor. Cool, lower RRV breeziness in 2011. Sneaky intensity. Wood seasonings./ Sweet and savory California pinot fruit with toasty oak. Loaded. Long and sweet finish. 93/100. List price: $43.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1099. 12 JOSEPH SWAN CUVEE DE TROIS RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2010: 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-1100. 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-1101. 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-1102. 13 MARTIN RAY RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Powerful, dense, sweet pinot nose. Great oak. Statuesque RRV take on pinot. Cherry, spice, peel extract./ Sweet and spicy and delicious fruit. RRV class, range, 3-D. All. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1103. 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-1104. 13 RODNEY STRONG RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2013 firm and tarry. Young, heady, powerful. Sweet too. Good, subtle oak seasonings. Has a promising future./ Sweet and firm 2013 RRV pinot classic. The 2012 was much easier in youth. This is a power-packed keeper. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1105. 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-1106. 12 CHERRY PIE STANLY RANCH CARNEROS PINOT NOIR
Tanzer 90: ‘Aromas of raspberry, brown spices and underbrush are lifted by a floral note. Silky and light on its feet, with ripe acidity framing the rich, sweet flavors of red berries, red cherry and earth. Offers good fat without excess weight, finishing with a fine dusting of tannins and very good length. Sweeter and more expansive than the 2011 bottling. Jayson Woodbridge's pinots have gotten much subtler and more perfumed in recent vintages.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1107. 12 MATTHEW FRITZ CARNEROS PINOT NOIR
Sweet, warm fruit for Carneros, with toasty oak. Smells plummy in 2012./ Bright, juicy cherry without Carneros orange, cranberry. Fine tannin, acid, wood toast. A bargain. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1108. 13 BIRICHINO SAINT GEORGE CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
2012: 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: 23.99 each

NAM-1109. 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.’
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1110. 12 HIGHWAY 101 CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
4 different yeasts. 90% Monterey, 10% Santa Barbara. Boy, a good, rich 12 pinot. Nothing MTC tart about it. This is really pure wholesome 12 ripe fruit./ Good body, dryness; very flavorful. Oak caramel on the finish. Lovely effort. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1111. 13 PIETRA SANTA ROUTE 152 CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
Three Dijon clones. 90% from the core estate, 10% from its Dunn Ranch vineyard outside the Cienega AVA. 10 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. Sweet and nutty. Unique. Cherry-nut sundae. California fruit, Euro form. Bold and powerful at 14.2%. Delivers a lot for the price. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1112. 12 VILLA SAN JULIETTE FAT MONK CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
Sweet, full, young, ripe 2012. Monterey cool fruit plus richer fruit of warmer zones of the Central Coast./ Sweet and facile, with a fresh grape-peel edge. . Easy drinkin’ pinot. 90/100. List price: $18.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1113. 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-1114. 13 NOBLE VINES 667 MONTEREY PINOT NOIR
2012: 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-1115. 13 TALBOTT KALI HART MONTEREY PINOT NOIR
2012: Lovely and unique combo of complex oak seasonings plus black cherry, maraschino, citron./ A surprising fruit cake dimension. Intriguing and rangy, sweet and powerful. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1116. 11 CHALONE ESTATE CHALONE PINOT NOIR
Full, earthy, Burgundian. Plus California power. Terroir here; wine of place. Firm oak, extract. Large./ Not as robust and abundant as the warmer years; nonetheless, built to age. Good acid plus pinot fruit padding. Again, good power, stamina. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1117. 13 CHALONE ESTATE GAVILAN CHALONE PINOT NOIR
High toned, surging, noble. Shows great terroir. Deep, spicy cherry and just the right oak touch. Pinot sweetness./ Power, presence, stature, class. Structure, filling, flavor, length. This is Chalone! This pushes the Grand Vin. Great value. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1118. 13 AUGUST WEST ROSELLA’S VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1119. 13 BELLE GLOS LAS ALTURAS SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 93: ‘Spares no expense, with lavish smoke and black licorice-scented oak framing a rich core of dark berry, anise, boysenberry and savory herb notes. Full-blown and expressive through a persistent, mouthcoating finish. Drink now through 2024. $44.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1120. 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-1121. 12 LORING ROSELLA’S VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 93: ‘Rosella’s is in some respects the quintessential Santa Lucia Highlands vineyard. It always shows ripe, concentrated raspberry and licorice fruit, with brooding, earthy notes of mushrooms, as well as thick tannins and bright acidity. Loring’s 2012 is a balanced, complex wine that brings hints of blueberries. It’s beautiful now, and will age well until at least 2020.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1122. 13 LULI SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Not as reticent as the 2012 early on, or as expansive as the 2012 later in life. 2013 frame, grip, volume. Great potential./ Good baked cherry and oak character with pinot padding and fine power. SLH loaded. Best in winter, when it will equal or surpass the fine 2012. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1123. 12 SIDURI SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Tanzer 90: ‘Deep ruby. Lively cherry and blackberry aromas are deepened by a note of musky sassafras. Juicy, incisive and gently sweet, offering silky dark berry flavors lifted by zesty acidity. Silky tannins add structure and focus to the finish, which leaves sappy blackberry and bitter cherry notes in its wake.’
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1124. 12 CAMBRIA JULIA’S VINEYARD SANTA MARIA VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘This single-vineyard selection from the Jackson Family’s Santa Maria Valley winery kicks off with scents ranging from red, blistered tomato to pomegranate reduction and mole sauce. On the palate, flavors vary from sweeter berry to tart cherry, with a savory, roasted pork element rounding out the wine. $25.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1125. 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-1126. 12 TALLEY ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Parker 92; Tanzer 92: ‘Vivid ruby-red. Fresh red berry and rose scents show impressive clarity and energy. Sweet, pure and elegant in style, offering lively raspberry and spicecake flavors and a seamless, silky texture. Shows excellent focus and alluring spiciness on the finish, with fine-grained tannins adding shape and gentle grip. This graceful pinot is already delicious. $36.’
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1127. 12 PALI HUNTINGTON SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
#86 - Wine Spectator Top 100 2014: ‘Notably floral and spicy, with firm tannins amid the dark berry, mocha, roasted herb and fresh-turned earth flavors. This is complex, dense and persistent, gaining depth and length. Drink now through 2022. 90/100.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1128. 13 QUEEN OF HEARTS SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
Rich fruit center, plenty of 2013 framing. Not yet filled out in fruit profile though like the 2012 tasted recently./ Full Santa Barbara acid. Will need time for the fruit to sweeten up. It will. Good poise. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1129. 13 SEAGLASS SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
Like the 2012, crisp and cool climate. Crunchy black cherry./ Wow! So high toned. Pure, focused, juicy black cherry. Pinot’s sweet side too. Even better than the 2012, and, again, hailed by the Europhiles in the group. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1130. 12 DIERBERG ESTATE DIERBERG VINEYARD SANTA MARIA VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2011: Tanzer 90: ‘Bright ruby-red. Spice-accented red fruits on the nose and palate. Lithe and sharply focused, with good depth as well as energy. Closes on a sexy floral pastille note, with supple tannins and a late note of musky beetroot. No new oak here.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1131. 11 DIERBERG ESTATE DRUM CANYON VINEYARD STA RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘This opens with a subtle nose of cola and boysenberry before unleashing a nice take on the savory side of Pinot Noir via the palate: shiitake mushrooms, black pepper, cardamom and iced peaberry coffee. This wine comes from Dierberg’s estate vineyard. $44.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1132. 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-1133. 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-1134. 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-1135. 12 MELVILLE ESTATE STA. RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
New York Times 3 Stars - Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Tasting - BEST OF TASTING, BEST VALUE: ‘Pale and restrained, with focus, finesse and earthy, peppery flavors of red fruit.’
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

NAM-1136. 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: 36.99 each

NAM-1137. 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-1138. 08 MILBRANDT THE ESTATES WAHLUKE SLOPE SYRAH
List price: $28.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1139. 12 MCMANIS FAMILY CALIFORNIA SYRAH
Sleek and warm-region syrah like. Some peels./ Good oak caramel adds another dimension. Yes, enjoyable. Well made. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1140. 11 BOUCHAINE ROCKIN’ H VINEYARD SONOMA COAST SYRAH
Deep, sweet, cool raspberry and white pepper. Cool Sonoma Coast origin and a cool vintage instill a northern Rhone syrah demeanor. Good oak seasoning. A big success./ Yes, cool zone and year have fostered a syrah of California fruit richness with Euro form and restraint. Attractive, light oak lacings. 92+/100. List price: $35.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1141. 09 JASON-STEPHENS ESTATE SANTA CLARA VALLEY SYRAH
Sweet and powerful, direct, dense. Shows brawn and old vines intensity./ Full oak that still overwhelms varietal character. Attractive oak. Big, broad California style syrah. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1142. 12 J. LOHR SOUTH RIDGE PASO ROBLES SYRAH
Richer and less elegant than the 2011. Less northern Rhone syrah like. More California. More American oak showing at this early age (we tasted the 2011 only a couple of weeks ago). Yes, toffee and brown spices. Nice./ Sweet, suave oak and Paso fruit. Much different in style from the cool-vintage 2011. Attractive in its own right. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1143. 10 DIERBERG SANTA YNEZ VALLEY SYRAH
Parker 92: ‘Inky colored and thrillingly concentrated, yet staying light and graceful on the palate, the 2010 Syrah boasts fantastic aromas and flavors of spice-drenched black raspberries, licorice, roasted meats, chocolate and ground herbs to go with a rich, concentrated and structured palate feel. Still tasting like a barrel sample, this serious Syrah needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will knock your socks off through 2020! Drink 2015-2020+. $32.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1144. 12 STOLPMAN ESTATE BALLARD CANYON SYRAH
Tanzer 92: ‘Made with 50% whole clusters and raised in concrete tanks. Opaque ruby. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit aromas are lifted and sharpened by cracked pepper and fresh flowers. Spicy and penetrating on the palate, with juicy blackcurrant and boysenberry flavors framed and lifted by tangy acidity. This suave, powerful, lively syrah finishes with appealing sweetness and smooth tannins.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1145. 12 MELVILLE ESTATE VERNA’S VINEYARD STA. RITA HILLS SYRAH
2010: 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: 27.99 each

NAM-1146. 12 KLINKER BRICK FARRAH LODI SYRAH
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘Rich and meaty enough to sink your teeth into, this dark and deep Syrah has toasty, smoky aromas. Generous blackberry and boysenberry flavors that are full but not sweet accompany a velvety texture. This is tasty now, but has the layered tannins and acidity for aging. Best now through 2019.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1147. 08 BELL CANTERBURY VINEYARD SIERRA FOOTHILLS SYRAH
Full American oak and lots of syrah material./ Yes, full stamina and oomph. Dark, hearty, daunting. Big oak, big fruit to match. Logical Foothills syrah. 92+/100. List price: $40.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

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NAM-1149. 12 PARDUCCI TRUE GRIT RESERVE MENDOCINO PETITE SIRAH
Wine & Spirits 94 - BEST BUY: ‘Up until fairly recently, petite sirah was one of the most common varieties planted along California’s northern coast, a favorite of growers both before Prohibition and in the first few decades that followed. For those who have been burned by sweet, overextracted and overripe petites, this might give a clue as to why the obscure French grape previously known as durif found a niche in California. Bob Swain drew on two of the Parducci estate’s benchland petite blocks planted in 1985 and 1999 near Ukiah, both farmed under biodynamics. He added a bit of estate syrah and grenache, along with some fruit from grower Tim Norgard’s nearby vineyard on gravelly soil. At first the tannins are as tight as in the most structured young Bordeaux, firm and almost black in flavor but glinting with promising scents of violets, star anise and rosemary. It takes five or six days of air before the wine has absorbed enough oxygen for the tannins to turn completely velvety and release a cascade of cassis and blackberry fruit, still firm and aromatic and not volatile in the least. At this price, buy a case, but don’t touch the first bottle for at least five years unless you’re having steak.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1150. 13 GIRARD NAPA VALLEY PETITE SIRAH
2012: 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-1151. 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-1152. 12 VINUM CLARKSBURG PETITE SIRAH
Inky pet color and nose. Sweet, wholesome 2012 fruit with inland gentle approach. Blueberry and purple berry./ Good, solid pet bulk and build. Soft acid. Satisfying flavor intensity and accuracy. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1153. 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: 12.99 each

NAM-1154. 13 MCMANIS FAMILY RIVER JUNCTION PETITE SIRAH
Inky./ Spicy wood applique. Savory. Cunning. Popular. Sweet./ Deep blackberry and fine, sweet oak caramel and toast. Baking spices. Full, fine tannin, extract, oomph. Real. Lots of allure. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1155. 13 BLACK INK CALIFORNIA RED
Syrah, malbec, zinfandel. Rich and spicy fruit filling and good framing of 2013. A fine cuvee. Determined to please. Not much if any oak noted or needed./ Sweet and savory perfumes. Sachet. Both classy and seductive, sweet and creamy. Yes, I’m liking these 2013s. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1156. 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. Very full cranberry and pomegranate tart, pure black fruits./ Fruit cremes cut by varietal tannins. Caramel oak; fine oak. Lush for Monterey Valley. Suave, with mild grip and good acid. Long, fruity finish. Easy to understand. Class wine. Best vintage yet in a laudable series. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1157. 13 CA’ MOMI NAPA VALLEY ROSSO
Cabernet, merlot, zinfandel, petite sirah. The 2011 made such a hit that it quickly sold out, as did the more abundant 2012. Within a year, we were onto our third vintage of Ca’ Momi rosso, and, as a consequence, the 2013 at release hadn’t near the come-hither appeal of the previous two vintages. Retasted a couple of weeks ago, it’s now showing signs of limbering up: Bold, powerful, good image of what this is. Now loosening up a little./ Yeah, sweeter, rounder now. Fruit and oak cremes. Commendable. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1158. 13 THE PRISONER NAPA VALLEY RED
Parker 92: ‘The 2013 Proprietary Red Blend The Prisoner is a creative blend of 44% Zinfandel, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petite Sirah, as well as Syrah, Grenache and Charbono. This dense, full-bodied, opulent red reveals gutsy, rich, peppery, meaty, blackberry, blackcurrant and licorice notes. A savory, lusty, heady red, it begs for a grilled steak or a big, juicy hamburger. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1159. 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-1160. AUSTIN HOPE TROUBLEMAKER LOT B7 CENTRAL COAST RED
54% syrah, 22% grenache, 13% mourvedre, 11% zinfandel. Very dark color./ Wow! Rich and right. Deep, rich, racy berry, mocha, fine oak toast. Milk chocolate, café au lait./ Full body, flavor, fine oak. Again, coffee and milk chocolate. Full, fine grained tannin. Good acidity. Long aftertaste. Exotic and fabulous. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1161. 13 TENSHEN SANTA BARBARA RED
Wine Spectator 92: ‘Offers a fresh, lively array of complex flavors, extending from ripe, juicy plum and black cherry to subtle tar, rose petal and dried herb notes. Features a supple texture and good length. Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah and merlot. Drink now through 2023. $25.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1162. 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-1163. 12 BECKMEN CUVEE LE BEC SANTA YNEZ VALLEY RED
43% grenache, 34% syrah, 15% mourvedre, 8% counoise.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1164. 12 STOLPMAN LA CUADRILLA BALLARD CANYON RED
62% sangiovese, 31% syrah, 7% grenache. From a vineyard exclusive to the field workers. Sweet, sassy, spicy, ideal California Med varietal combo./ 2012 fruit purity. Good cuvee concept and varietal balance. Balance of acid and power. Total. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1165. 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-1166. 13 CLINE ANCIENT VINES CONTRA COSTA MOURVEDRE
8 months in American oak, 30% new. Strong. Aggressive. Mourvedre dark, black fruited, firm/ Sweet, strong, full. Flavor-wise, it’s still youthfully reticent. Sweet fruit on the finish. Needs a few more months of bottle age. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1167. 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-1168. 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-1169. 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-1170. 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-1171. 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-1172. 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-1173. 11 FOUR VINES TRUANT OLD VINES CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
2010: 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: 9.99 each

NAM-1174. 12 JOEL GOTT CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
Sweet fruited, with Gott elegance. Napa like zinfandel. Lovely comfort and confidence, fully in the Joel Gott style./ Yes, a good middle weight Gott-crafted cuvee. Valley strain for its jam/jelly side. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1175. 13 MCMANIS FAMILY LODI CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
Sweet and sassy raspberry and peppercorn. The fruit fulfillment of 2012 plus the structure of 2013./ Burst of sandalwood and potpourri flavors. Fruit Lodi sweet without getting into that candied stuff. Wow! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1176. 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: 15.99 each

NAM-1177. 12 CAROL SHELTON WILD THING OLD VINES MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
Voluptuous black raspberry, peppercorn, and Mendocino dark stuff. Exotic aura and full depth./ Yes, full of fruit and wood spices and exotica. Great now. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1178. 13 DRY CREEK VINEYARD HERITAGE VINES SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY: ‘This zesty Zin is loaded with lively fruit, with floral raspberry and pepper aromas leading to layered, jammy flavors of wild berry, licorice and smoky sage that take on weight and ripe tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2022. $20.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1179. 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: 26.99 each

NAM-1180. 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-1181. 13 RANCHO ZABACO HERITAGE VINES SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Wow! Sweet and spicy and powerful. Raspberry and peppercorn./ Yes, fully sweet and powerful. Yow! A giant vintage of this classic. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1182. 13 RIDGE THREE VALLEYS SONOMA RED
80% zinfandel, 11% carignane, 8% petite sirah, 1% alicante bouschet. Sweet, powerful, Ridge roasted. 2013 framed. Spicy. Youthful./ Full, brandied fruit. Very spicy zin and oak savors. On the upward side. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1183. 13 SEGHESIO FAMILY SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Est. 1895. Powerhouse Sonoma zinfandel in tune with the series, and one of the giants in its class. Big fruit concentration that’s the equal to its ample measure of oakiness./ Yes, dense, loaded, powerful. Will age well. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1184. 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-1185. 13 RIDGE GEYSERVILLE VINEYARD SONOMA RED
Underground Wineletter OUTSTANDING PLUS: ‘So what else is new? This is yet another great Geyserville. It is a wine that I have bought every year for decades. The wine ages beautifully and consistently represents one of the very best values of any California red wine. The vines in Geyserville are very old and this year’s wine consists of 73% Zinfandel, 17% Carignane, 9% Petite Sirah, and 1% Mataro (Mouvèdre). The production was 10,500 cases. With a dark color showing a purple hue, the wine has an intense perfume of black fruits tinged with spice. Lush, rich, and rounded with great balance and tons of fruit this Geyserville really delivers. It is classic Geyserville that will improve over many years and last for many decades.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1186. 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-1187. 12 VALLEY OF THE MOON SONOMA ZINFANDEL
2010: 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-1188. 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: 9.99 each

NAM-1189. 12 SCHERRER OLD AND MATURE VINES ALEXANDER VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Tanzer 91: ‘Bright ruby-red. Wild, expansive aromas of fresh dark berries, cherry, woodsmoke and licorice, with a sexy floral nuance gaining power with air. Fleshy and sweet on the palate, offering ripe blackberry and cherry compote flavors that tighten up on the back half. Structured but not at all hard, finishing with strong thrust and smooth, harmonious tannins.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1190. 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-1191. 13 DASHE LATE HARVEST DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL half bottle
14.7%; 9.5% RS. Sweet, powerful, scorched. Rightful DCV late harvest zin. Sweet raspberry and peppercorns./ Very sweet and strong, in harmony. Fruity, juicy, complete. It’s good to have one around again. 97/100. List price: $30.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1192. 12 FOLIE A DEUX DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Sweet and singed Folie and DCV classic with 2012 rich, ripe fruit. Sweet and joyful treat./ Surprising frame and tannin. Power, body, grip, potential. Large and serious. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1193. 12 PEDRONCELLI MOTHER CLONE DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Still a little tensile for the vintage. Fresh berry juice. Full. Improving./ Light oak. Good berry fruit. Dry and tannic, astringent yet. Forming oak cremes. Getting better. Good acid. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1194. 11 PEDRONCELLI BUSHNELL VINEYARD DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1195. 12 PLUNGERHEAD OLD VINES DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Sweet, singed, powerful, intense DCV zinfandel. Raspberry, peppercorn, good oak lacings./ Full oak, with powerful, sweet, suave fruit to capture it. Complete, exemplary DCV zinfandel. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1196. 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-1197. 12 RIDGE LYTTON SPRINGS DRY CREEK VALLEY RED
2011: 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: 39.99 each

NAM-1198. 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-1199. 08 JOSEPH SWAN STELLWAGEN VINEYARD SONOMA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Tanzer 92: ‘Bright purple. Displays sexy dark berry liqueur, cherry-cola, vanilla, violet and tobacco aromas and a hint of allspice. Broad, fleshy and sweet, offering palate-coating black and blue fruit flavors and a strong floral quality. Aeration brings up exotic Indian spice notes that carry through the sweet, gently tannic finish. Smooth, seductive and approachable now but will age effortlessly.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1200. 12 KUNDE ESTATE SONOMA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Est. 1904. Sweet enough and also herbal. Light wood aura./ More wood. American. Too much for now, it will settle in with bottle age. Sweet and gentle. Surprisingly mild mannered. Good. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1201. 12 RIDGE PAGANI RANCH SONOMA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Underground Wine Letter - EXTRAORDINARY: ‘The vines at Pagani Ranch date back to the 1890–1916 period with very little inter planting since. In 2012 the vines produced amazing fruit which resulted in this phenomenal Zinfandel. The wine is made from 90% Zinfandel, 9% Alicante Bouchet, and 1% Mataro. The color is dark and the wine has a simply stunning perfume of black raspberry and black cherry fruit. The fruit carries over to the palate with great intensity and expression. Supple and lush there is a seamless quality that also makes the wine irresistibly seductive. This is an ultimate expression of very pure fruit. And, as impressive as it is now, the wine will keep for many years .’
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

NAM-1202. 12 BALLENTINE ESTATE OLD VINES NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Sweet, black, robust. 15.5%. Blackberry jam, seeds, peppercorn./ Yes, concentrated and powerful. Good oak spices. Napa flow and elegance. On target. Long, fruit- and oak-filled aftertaste. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1203. 13 GIRARD OLD VINES NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
2012: Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY: ‘Loaded with ripe, jammy fruit, this has just enough structure to stay light-footed, with black cherry, toasty oak and spice aromas. Drink now through 2019.’
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1204. 13 MACAULEY OLD VINE NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Full, sweet oak, and the abundant fruit can handle it. Powerful; positive spirit on the nose. All./ Rich, sweet, woody, powerful, loaded. All in balance. Napa grace throughout. 96+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1205. 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: 19.99 each

NAM-1206. 13 ROBERT BIALE BLACK CHICKEN NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Tasting Panel 91: ‘Smooth, dense and spicy with blackberry and tangy acid structure; lush and juicy, long and balanced. $45.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1207. 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: 16.99 each

NAM-1208. 13 CLINE ANCIENT VINES CONTRA COSTA ZINFANDEL
2012: 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-1209. 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-1210. 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-1211. 09 JASON-STEPHENS ESTATE SANTA CLARA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Dark, ruddy red./ Deep, sweet, powerful, large. Shows time in cooperage./ Sweet oak spices plus zinfandel raspberry jam and seeds. First class, and loaded for bear. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1212. 12 SEXTANT ESTATE CENTRAL COAST ZINFANDEL
From San Ardo Ranch, San Lucas AVA of southern Monterey County. Sweet, bold, powerful fruit ripeness. Sweet, toasty oak. Intense and penetrating nose./ Large, ripe, bold, sweet, baked raspberry fruit. Enormous flavor and texture impacts. Has it all. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1213. 12 ANCIENT PEAKS PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
2010: A fresh, cool zinfandel for Paso. Supposedly, the property in the south where it’s cooler. Westside too? Juicy zinfandel raspberry character. Proper 2010 body. Love these Paso 10s. Delicious. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1214. 12 EOS PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
2009: 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-1215. 13 FORCE OF NATURE MOSSFIRE RANCH PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
2012: 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-1216. 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: 26.99 each

NAM-1217. 13 OPOLO SUMMIT CREEK PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Paso Westside. Deep and sweet. Uber ripe, especially for Westside. Powerful, penetrating./ Sweet fruit and oak cremes. Peels extracts. Singed. Strong but not too. Walks the line. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1218. 13 RIDGE DUSI RANCH PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Underground Wineletter - OUTSTANDING: ‘This 100% Zinfandel comes from old vine grapes grown on the Benito Dusi Ranch. It typically is a full throttle Zinfandel with intense fruit and richness. This 2013 which produced 3,750 cases is no exception. With 14.8% alcohol the wine still maintains a freshness and balance that accentuates the rich briary tinged fruit. Supple with lush fruit this is a great example of an intense Zinfandel that is harmonious and can be enjoyed now or for many years into the future.’
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1219. 12 SEXTANT WHEELHOUSE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘As bold as it is concentrated. Effusive raspberries and cherries glide to the mid-palate while hints of lavender, mint and anise appeal to the nose. Nuanced inklings of pomegranate, black tea leaves, and bergamot result in a lively periphery. Each layer brings sanguine pleasantness as the finish rolls along to a savory pinch at the lingering end.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1220. 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-1221. 11 VICTOR HUGO ESTATE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
At our Tasters Guild Victor Hugo winemaker dinner, this accompanied a thick cut of rare Char Grilled New York Strip Steak with red wine sauce, matching the course masterfully. Vic Roberts makes a style of Paso Robles zinfandel that is full bodied but not of excess alcohol and pruniness. The 2011 is hallmark. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1222. 13 CAROL SHELTON MONGA OLD VINE LOPEZ VINEYARD CUCAMONGA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Planted 1918. Rich, concentrated raspberry and peppercorn. Powerful. Cool, coastal demeanor belying its southern locale. Certainly nothing Paso or Lodi about it. Great power and material./ Sweet raspberry concentrate, with extract, tannin, frame. An old vines giant. Super. The group agreed. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1223. 12 BRAZIN OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
Sweet, powerful, muscular, spiritous, ripe, liqueur like. No Lodi jam/jelly. Good oak toast./ Power, wood, sweet berry fruit. Complete Lodi zin. It always is. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1224. 13 THE FEDERALIST LODI ZINFANDEL
2013 contributes fine structure to contain Lodi’s sweet, jammy fruit core. Deep black raspberry zinfandel essence. Yes, Lodi sweet and bold and fabulous./ Racy, peppery, zesty, well textured and deep. Full concentration of oak and fruit. Exotic aura. Perfumed. A real 3D Lodi zin experience. Very flavorful. Body and texture in spades. One of the best Lodi zins. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1225. 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-1226. 13 IRONSTONE OLD VINES LODI ZINFANDEL
Mmm, that Lodi sweetness, dark fruited and well controlled and framed in 2013. Pure and lovely./ Very spicy oak stuff. Ginger snap. Enticing. Super flavor tonality. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1227. 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-1228. 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-1229. 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-1230. 12 TORTOISE CREEK THE CHELONIAN LODI ZINFANDEL
Sweet sur maturite of Lodi. Meaty, grapey, pulpy, deep, burnished, warm./ Sweet and savory Lodi. Good acid and fine tannin to balance. Lovely purple shades and depth. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1231. 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-1232. 12 EASTON AMADOR ZINFANDEL
12 months in 1-, 2-, and 3-year seasoned French oak barrels. Solidly built and full of fruit. Subtle oak and barrel age. Amador robust, old vines concentrated.. Bright, young, fresh, roasted raspberry fruit. Rich and pure./ Fabulous silkiness, perfume, and class of French oak. Solid Amador dark fruit. Fine balance of acid and all. 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-1233. 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-1234. 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-1235. 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-1236. 13 TERRA D’ORO AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Est. 1970. Wow! Big, powerful, loaded, sweet, roasted. Altogether classic Amador zin./ Rich, sweet, powerful. Glycerol. Full flavors trump all the textural exuberance. Yow! 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1237. 13 TERRA D’ORO OLD VINES DEAVER VINEYARD AMADOR ZINFANDEL
2011: Heady, full, big, powerful. No holds barred./ Good flow of 2011, and the power is still there. Fine. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1238. 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: 28.99 each

NAM-1239. 12 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-1240. 14 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
2013: Est. 1967; 100% vinifera rootstock. Gooseberry and cat pee. Extreme sharpness and penetration. Very daring for this large concern./ Lemon and lime peel. Vivid, crisp, pointed, unique. No holds barred. Easily the most exciting ever in this series. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1241. 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: 12.99 each

NAM-1242. 14 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-1243. 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: 10.99 each

NAM-1244. 13 LADERA NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Undergoes malolactic and is aged in seasoned barrels. Full, crisp. Mineral and power. Presence./ Grain, mineral, gooseberry. Pure and accurate. Lovely. Great texture. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1245. 14 MERRYVALE STARMONT NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
2013: On Stanly Ranch in Carneros; Schlatter family also owns Merryvale. Pointed mint, hyssop./ Mint and grapefruit. Carries its strength well so that it’s fresh rather than hot or heavy like some California sauvignons. Long finish. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

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NAM-1247. 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-1248. 14 FROG’S LEAP RUTHERFORD SAUVIGNON BLANC
2013: Wine Enthusiast 90; Wine & Spirits 90 - BEST BUY: ‘Reduced at first, its citrus fruit tamped down by a green onion edge, this opens with air toward toasty lees and luscious pineapple-orange flavors. The precise acidity allows the wine to feel clean and rich at once, ending savory.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1249. 13 AIRFIELD ESTATES UNWOODED YAKIMA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Surprisingly, some fermentation aromas still under screwcap. Juicy Fruit, apple blossom./ Good acid and grip. Will evolve from blossom to fruit as the months pass. Well balanced. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1250. 09 MILBRANDT EVERGREEN VINEYARD COLUMBIA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
From the Ancient Lakes region. Cool Washington chardonnay with some Chablis lines, and also some oak. Wholesome nose at age five./ Mature chardonnay flavors of grain and orange zest. Mate with dry-rubbed roast chicken. 89/100. List price: $22.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1251. 12 DOMAINE DROUHIN ARTHUR DUNDEE HILLS CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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: 32.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1252. 13 BANSHEE RICKSHAW CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Central Coast, Sonoma, Mendocino. Aged in French barrels, some new. Crisp, cool, low oak. Ideal./ Good acid. Euro feel. Fine oak. Balanced. Great deal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1253. 13 HAPPY CAMPER CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Crisp, cool, coastal. Good apple and citrus. Value assured./ Some malo creaminess. Vanilla creme sensation, not likely from oak. Good acid. Halbtrocken style. Indeed, a bargain like the 2012. In fact, better. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

NAM-1254. 13 SPELLBOUND CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2012: Parker 90: ‘An amazing value in Chardonnay from Rob Mondavi, Jr., Spellbound’s 2012 Chardonnay (6,000 cases produced; finished with a screw cap) reveals copious notes of honeysuckle, pineapple, orange marmalade and lemon blossom along with medium to full body. This delicious, complex, outstanding Chardonnay over-delivers in every way. Kudos to the Mondavi family for pulling this off. Drink now-2016. $15.’
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1255. 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: 16.99 each

NAM-1256. 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-1257. 13 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS ALEXANDER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Combines stainless steel with no malolactic fruit with whole cluster fruit, aged in French oak with malolactic fermentation. Attractive inflections of barrel fermentation, lees contact, and French-oak barrel aging. Subtle, nutty, decidedly Burgundian./ Yes, toast and all the other barrel nuances of a good Burgundy. Not at all sweet and pandering. Balanced and long. The group was impressed. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1258. 13 AU CONTRAIRE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 93: ‘This is a delightfully floral and lemony-crisp wine, with a touch of crème brûlée balanced between layers of citrus. Despite the rich accent, it’s light-bodied and easy to like, offering subtle complexity and a sultry, spicy finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1259. 13 DAVIS BYNUM RIVER WEST VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
10 months in French oak barrels. Sumptuous French oak brioche and sandalwood./ The wood is still a little apart on the palate. Nonetheless, it’s fine and elegant French oak. Great acid. Some oak tannin to resolve. All will come together shortly. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1260. 12 DUMOL RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 92: ‘The 2012 Chardonnay Russian River (4,360 cases) was aged on its lees in one-third new French oak for 11 months and underwent full malolactic fermentation. A six-vineyard blend, it is composed primarily of the Old Wente clone as well as Mt. Eden and a handful of others. Nearly 50% comes from the Dutton Vineyard and the rest from the Heintz, DuMOL Estate, Lorenzo, Ritchie and a few others. Like most of the DuMOL Chardonnays, it reveals a greenish hue to its color as well as attractive aromas of orange blossom, delicate pineapple, wet pebbles and fresh acids in its medium to full-bodied, surprisingly concentrated, heady personality. This big-time winner should age nicely for 7-8 years. $50.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1261. 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-1262. 13 MARTIN RAY RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Light oak veneer. Very crisp approach free of excessive malolactic and woody burdens./ More oak comes out on the palate. It’s French and classy, and it’s well matched by full RRV fruit and body. Rich, flavorful, insistent, and satisfying. Perennial winner. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1263. 12 ROBIN K RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Fresh fruit with a light dusting of oak. Fine, crisp RRV fruit. Discreet, subtle./ Light malo creaminess. Light oak. All understated and balanced. Good dinner wine. 91/100. List price: $20.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1264. 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-1265. 13 FAILLA SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY
Since 1998. Unfined, unfiltered; always pick early, vegan. All malo. Native yeast. From four vineyards. Aged 1/3 each in stainless, French oak (20% new), and concrete egg. Cool and well structured./ Full, full, with great volume and mouthfeel. Juicy acid for food. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1266. 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-1267. 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-1268. 13 KUNDE ESTATE SONOMA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Wine & Spirits 93: ‘Most of Kunde’s estate chardonnay grows on the warm valley floor, with other blocks perched on a cooler north-facing slope that tops out at 1,450 feet of elevation. In 2013, a dry and warm year, those vineyards delivered a chardonnay with exuberant ripeness and without an abundance of alcohol. Its powerful scents of beeswax and sage lead into a texture that’s refined and symphonic. Its layers of complex earthiness bring white truffles to mind, a firm structure and bright acidity holding all that richness in balance: definitive Sonoma chardonnay at a great price. $18.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1269. 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: 34.99 each

NAM-1270. 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-1271. 12 FIRST PRESS NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Fresh and crisp on entry. Then the 2012 sunshine comes through, and the warmth and suavity of two plus years’ development. The fruit is more orange than apple-lemon now. Light oak lacings. All correct and welcome./ Wow! Really great acid! Carneros origin? Everything fits together really well. Braced and bracing for meal time service. 91/100. List price: $21.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1272. 13 FORMAN NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 94: ‘The Forman Chardonnay is 100% barrel-fermented, sees 10% new oak, but is never put through malolactic. The superb 2013 Chardonnay offers lots of minerality along with notions of white peaches, spring flowers, orange blossoms and poached pears. With loads of fruit, great acid and finesse, and only a hint of oak in the flavor profile, this medium to full-bodied, gorgeous Chardonnay can be enjoyed over the next 5-6 years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1273. 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-1274. 13 LONG MEADOW RANCH FARMSTEAD NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Fresh and vital. Good wood intrigue. Subtle. The barrel is seasoned. Shows aroma and texture development in barrel. And the fruit shines too./ Good, spicy, subtle, mellow oak and barrel age, barrel influence. Napa class and elegance. Sweet and easy entry, backed by crisp acid. Great texture, feel, balance, all. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1275. 13 NAPA CELLARS NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2012: 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-1276. 12 NEWTON UNFILTERED NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 94: ‘Newton’s 2012 Chardonnay Unfiltered exhibits lots of honeysuckle, tropical fruit and marmalade, good minerality and excellent acidity that buttresses and provides uplift to the full-bodied, lavish, extravagant nature of this Chardonnay. As this wine ages, it will undoubtedly take on more Burgundy, Bâtard-Montrachet-like characteristics, but it is hard to resist young (which I know from personal experience). Enjoy it over the next 6-10+ years.
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

NAM-1277. 12 TREFETHEN OAK KNOLL DISTRICT CHARDONNAY half bottle
Est. 1968. The usual Dry Trefethen style. No angles or woodiness./ Some wood tannin on the palate. Plenty of acid and grip. Austere for 2012. Trefethen and southern Napa style. Will cellar well. 91+/100. List price: $20.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NAM-1278. 11 BELL YOUNTVILLE CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
List price: $40.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1279. 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: 31.99 each

NAM-1280. 09 STONY HILL SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT CHARDONNAY
Est. 1952; vineyard on Spring Mountain 600 feet above valley floor. Oh, boy, this is California chardonnay in the 1960s tradition. Form, grip, volume. Absence of blatant oak and malo. Will age and age./ Yes, subtle, firm, built to last. Mountain chardonnay: fruit, peels, and all. 93+/100. List price: $50.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1281. 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-1282. 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-1283. 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-1284. 11 MOUNT EDEN ESTATE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY
#11 - Wine Spectator Top 100 2014: ‘This stunning wine is deliciously rich and layered, with vibrant flavors of honeydew, honeysuckle, fig and mineral shaded by seductive toasty oak. The flavors build, displaying a deep measure of intensity and persistence. Drink now through 2024. 95/100.’
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

NAM-1285. 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: 38.99 each

NAM-1286. 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-1287. 13 WENTE ESTATE MORNING FOG LIVERMORE VALLEY CHARDONNAY
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1288. 12 JASON-STEPHENS ESTATE SANTA CLARA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Full bodied, with toasty oak. Apple and grain bin. Some barrel fermentation and lees stirring evidence; gives it Burgundian leanings./ The oak is well integrated. A sensible approach sporting ripe fruit acidity that suggests food-friendliness rather than showmanship. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1289. 13 CALERA CENTRAL COAST CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 92: ‘The nose on this wine from nine vineyards ranging from Santa Clara to Santa Barbara reflects much of what the large appellation offers, but in subtle ways: touches of Golden Delicious apples, grilled pineapple, toasted coconut and chalk. The flavors surround a Meyer lemon zest tension, with apple flesh fruits and a zesty acidity that holds throughout without biting.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1290. 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-1291. 11 CHALONE ESTATE CHALONE CHARDONNAY
Volume, Meursault like grainness, fine light oak application, 3 years of bottle development. Burgundian barrel stuff: fermentation, lees, aging. Builds with aeration./ Yes, grainy and Burgundian. Acid, calcaire terroir. The group was impressed. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1292. 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-1293. 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: 19.99 each

NAM-1294. 13 ROAR SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS CHARDONNAY
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1295. 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-1296. 13 TALLEY BISHOP’S PEAK SAN LUIS OBISPO CHARDONNAY
From younger vines of Rincon and Rosemary’s Vineyards. Aged in seasoned barrels. Rich fruit basis, well framed in the 13 vernacular. Subtle, seasoned oak./ Yes, fine oak seasoning. Good form. Cool Central Coast fruit. Fine wine; fine value. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1297. 12 TALLEY ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 92: ‘Buttered sourdough toast and a slight nuttiness kick off another excellent Chardonnay from the ever-reliable Talley. The palate is greeted with minerality that fades into an apple butter flavor alongside a pinch of cinnamon, culminating in a graceful vanilla finish. $27.’
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1298. 12 TALLEY OLIVER’S VINEYARD EDNA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 92: ‘A brilliant Chardonnay that’s a serious value, the 2012 Chardonnay Oliver’s Vineyard offers lots of white peach, toasted bread, sweet apple tart and a saline-like minerality that keeps you coming back to the glass. Fabulously pure, elegant and focused, with integrated acidity and no hard edges, drink this beauty over the coming 3-5 years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

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NAM-1300. 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-1301. 13 L’ECOLE NO. 41 OLD VINES COLUMBIA VALLEY CHENIN BLANC
Wine & Spirits 91 - TOP 100: ‘A refreshing chenin derived from four vineyards in Yakima, all dating to the late 1970s, this is a vibrant white with apple and quince scents adorned by cinnamon spice. The texture is pleasing and ample, with a firm pinch of acidity that keeps the wine on point.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1302. 13 DRY CREEK VINEYARD WILSON RANCH CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC
Made by DCV since its founding in 1972; Sacramento Delta vineyards. Very crisp, cool, and melony. New. Incisive. One of the most intense in the series./ Cool melon and apple. Very bright and youthful. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1303. 13 PINE RIDGE CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC-VIOGNIER
Beverage Dynamics 91: ‘Aromas of lemon, juicy honeydew melon and sweet mango, complemented by soft orange blossom notes; the palate is crisp and mouth-watering with juicy fruit flavors lingering through the clean and lively finish. $17.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1304. 13 ERATH OREGON PINOT GRIS
Beverage Dynamics 91: ‘One of the state’s leading pioneers of pinot gris produces enough of this refreshing and brightly flavored wine to keep legions of their fans satisfied; versatile, it will go with a wide range of summer dishes.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1305. 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: 14.99 each

NAM-1306. 13 KING ESTATE SIGNATURE OREGON PINOT GRIS
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘There’s extra richness across the palate of perfectly ripened apple, pear and melon fruit. The weight of the wine in the mouth is substantial but maintains a sense of lightness and proportion, and the finish extends out gracefully as long as you can wait for that next sip.’
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1307. 14 ELK COVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
Tasting Panel 90: ‘Bright and tangy with racy citrus, silky textrue and crisp acidity; fresh, smooth, lifted and minerlaly; lots of balance and style.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1308. 13 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
Includes 7% barrel aged pinot blanc. Rich and voluminous. Wow!/ Refreshes as well as fills. Pear. The wood shows some; it’s supportive. Plenty of texture. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1309. 13 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-1310. 10 NOVY FAMILY OLEY SWEET RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY VIOGNIER half bottle
Tanzer 90/100. My notes: Mature, sweet, concentrated, intense, floral, tonic./ An attractive nutty-tawny aura of bottle age with underlying viognier honeysuckle personality. Nice vanilla sandwich cookie and creme filling taste attributes. 92/100. List price: $23.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1311. 13 MCMANIS FAMILY RIVER JUNCTION VIOGNIER
Juicy peach and honeysuckle. Better than ever. A jewel. Sweet, nectarous, with etch too./ Delicious, nectarous, stone fruit and citrus. Suave glycerol cut by astringency. That’s viognier! Total. Cedar on the aftertaste. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1312. 13 GROUNDWORK PASO ROBLES GRENACHE BLANC
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1313. 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-1314. 14 CHARLES SMITH KUNG FU GIRL EVERGREEN VINEYARD COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
2013: Wine Spectator 91 - BEST VALUE: ‘Crisp and sleek, with juicy, expansive nectarine and peach flavors that play against citrusy acidity, finishing with zing and a sense of softness that lets the finish keep singing. Drink now through 2020. $15.’
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1315. 13 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE DRY COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
Wine Enthusiast #60 TOP 100 BEST BUYS 2014: ‘This beautifully aromatic take on a dry style of Riesling opens with detailed scents of citrus rind and pulp. It moves into a concentrated palate with a spectrum of tart fruits—lime and grapefruit, pineapple and more. The bracing acidity carries a refreshing minerality into the back of the mouth. 91/100.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1316. 13 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
2012: 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-1317. 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-1318. 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-1319. 13 HOGUE LATE HARVEST COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
Wine Enthusiast 90 - BEST BUY: ‘Though this definitely carries some sweetness, with residual sugar listed at 5.3%, it’s not cloying in any way. Rather, you’ll find it carries lovely flavors of lemon tea, lightly honeyed, full-bodied, and clean. It’s a ripe, poised, lovely wine.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1320. 09 KIONA LATE HARVEST COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING half bottle
10.5% residual sugar.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1321. 12 POET’S LEAP COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1322. 13 AIRFIELD ESTATES LATE HARVEST RUNWAY VINEYARD YAKIMA VALLEY RIESLING half bottle
From the estate’s oldest vineyard, riesling grapes were harvested late at high sugar content and then pressed frozen to extract their essential ooze. Essential indeed! Apple, peach, and apricot nectars plus ice wine’s brittle coolness./ Full concentration of sweetness, fruit nectars, ice wine crispness and acidity. Total ice wine bargain. 96+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1323. 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-1324. 12 SWALLOW OREGON GEWURZTRAMINER
Oh, boy! Sweet, strong, full scented./ Yes, the complete gewurz aromatic range. Full build, texture. Exceptional acidity for gewurz, which balances the modest sweetness to a T. A great mealtime gewurz. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1325. 12 STONY HILL SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT GEWURZTRAMINER
Incisive, dry, strong, direct, old time California gewurz. Fabulous classic. Thyme, bergamot, tonic./ Dry and lightly viscous. Rose, ginger, tannic. Really good. 91/100. List price: $32.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1326. 13 BIRICHINO MONTEREY MALVASIA BIANCA
New York Times - Worth the Search - 20 Wines for Under $20: ‘You don’t see much malvasia from California, even though the grape was introduced to the state by Italian immigrants kin the 19th century. Malvasia Bianca is actually one of the many grapes, not necessarily related, that go by the malvasia name. This one is focused and bold, with bright, bracing, fresh fruit flavors that linger. $18.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1327. 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-1328. 12 DOUGLASS HILL CALIFORNIA MOSCATO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1329. 11 PEIRANO ESTATE LODI MUSCAT CANELLI (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each (20% off this price)

MICHIGAN


NAM-1331. 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-1332. 12 TABOR HILL LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE CABERNET FRANC
Deep, charry, cherry, black fruit. Brisk acid of the north. Fine ripe raspberry comes on. Complete. Another great vintage of this. Fine oak seasonings./ Racy and high acid like a Loire, plus the riper fruit, the oak, the suave texture. No tea, herb, green bean. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1333. 12 HAWTHORNE OLD MISSION PENINSULA CABERNET FRANC - MERLOT
17 months in French (86%) and American (14%) oak, 57% new. Dark and deep colored./ Nice oak regimen in tandem with the fruit. Cabernet franc red raspberry and merlot cherry. Busting with cabernet franc character./ Full varietal clarity with oak seasoning in support. Cool climate fruit firmness. Lovely, flavorful finish. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1334. 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: 19.99 each

NAM-1335. 13 CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE OLD MISSION PENINSULA GAMAY NOIR
A fruity, spicy, racy gamay. Joyous, plump berry and cherry, and peppery, brambly seed extras./ Northern grown fruit acidity. Good ripeness. Plenty of race. Cool it down, and take it to the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1336. 13 HAWTHORNE OLD MISSION PENINSULA GAMAY NOIR
True, rich, racy. Really comes forth and charms. Got to have it./ Sweet and structured both. Euro, cool climate gamay acidity and race. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1337. 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-1338. 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-1339. 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-1340. 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-1341. 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-1342. 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-1343. 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-1344. 13 BLACK STAR FARMS ARCTUROS SUR LIE OLD MISSION PENINSULA CHARDONNAY
Racy apple and peel. Sur lie doughiness./ Yes, all three. Pleasing sur lie smoothness. Balanced. Good acid and body. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1345. 13 BOWERS HARBOR UNWOODED MICHIGAN CHARDONNAY
Very clear and clean fruit statement. Apple and sweet syrup./ Yes, very lovely, soft, sweetish, appley, easy. All around use and appeal. Brunch, lunch, aperitif, al fresco dining. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1346. 13 CHATEAU CHANTAL OLD MISSION PENINSULA CHARDONNAY
Estate bottled. Very appley, open armed, expressive, inviting. Made to please in youth./ Yes, full, sweet, well textured, easy. Enjoy through the warm months. 89/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1347. 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-1348. 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-1349. 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-1350. FENN VALLEY 42 LAKE 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. Incredibly essential./ Peach, apricot, chamomile. Lush, honeyed, intense. Very, very sweet and concentrated. Pear nectar, pineapple, honey, wheat germ. Spicy, tingly stuff too. Really impressive. A crisp ice wine edge. Great and intense fruit statement. Exciting stuff. 99+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1351. 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-1352. 13 BOWERS HARBOR TWYRIS VINEYARD LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT BLANC (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2012: 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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1353. 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: 16.99 each

NAM-1354. 12 CHATEAU CHANTAL OLD MISSION PENINSULA PINOT BLANC (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1355. 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-1356. 13 CHATEAU FONTAINE WOODLAND LEELANAU PENINSULA WHITE
100% auxerrois. A nice example that fills that slot between pinot blanc and pinot gris./ Sweet and suave with light glycerol. Custard apple. Very mellow and alluring. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1357. 13 BLACK STAR FARMS ARCTUROS MICHIGAN PINOT GRIS
Capella, Montague Estate, and Montana Rusa vineyards. Very nutty. Seems sur lie. Almost toasty./ Suave glycerol coats good acid. Very, very flavorful. Mouth-coating and -filling. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1358. 14 BOWERS HARBOR MICHIGAN PINOT GRIGIO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1359. 13 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT GRIS
Good, fresh apple, melon, and nut. Youthful vigor./ Fresh fruited and well padded. Good balance of sweetness and acidity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1360. HAWTHORNE DELISH OLD MISSION PENINSULA WHITE
11.7%. 7% RS. 51% riesling, 32% pinot blanc, 17% pinot gris. Good texture. A nose you can feel. All three varieties showing. Class wine./ Yes, the pinots modulate riesling’s perfume. Good acid, extract, balance. A superb MI sweetie. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1361. 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-1362. 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-1363. 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-1364. 13 CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE LATE HARVEST MICHIGAN RIESLING
2012: Michigan Wine Competition - SILVER MEDAL.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1365. 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-1366. 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-1367. 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-1368. 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-1369. 13 CHATEAU FONTAINE DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
Crisp, walnuty, bright, and entirely new. Apple and nut. No evergreen./ Good padding; not zero RS. Balanced and flavorful. No flowers, no stone fruits. Made to be unobtrusive at the table. Bravo! 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1370. 13 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
A bright, fresh experience. Riesling mineral, citrus, apple, etch./ Sweet, with racy acid too. All. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1371. 13 SHADY LANE ESTATE DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
Oh, this is dry riesling at its grandest! Grosses Gewachs stuff with so much dry extract it’s a jawbreaker, hard to swallow. An image of the great Rheingau rieslings of the late 1800s, which commanded Bordeaux Premier Cru prices in their day. Today’s German counterparts are just as awesome–and require like expenditure. Not this beauty, crafted by Adam Satchwell, nephew of famous California winemaker Jed Steele. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1372. 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-1373. 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-1374. COMET OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Peachy for sure./ Yes, peach and apricot. Lightly sweet. A joy. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1375. 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-1376. 13 TABOR HILL DRY LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE TRAMINETTE
2012: 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: 10.99 each

NAM-1377. 13 TABOR HILL LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE GEWURZTRAMINER
Not as powerful and waxy on the nose as an Haut Rhin, but certainly as intense and forthcoming a gewurz aroma. Barbershop set./ Yes! Glycerol, rose, ginger, barbershop, tonic. Best vintage of this? 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1378. 12 BEL LAGO ESTATE SEMI DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA GEWURZTRAMINER
N.V.: 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-1379. 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-1380. 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-1381. 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


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NAM-1385. 13 PELEE ISLAND ONTARIO CABERNET FRANC
2012: 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-1386. 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-1387. 13 CAVE SPRING NIAGARA PENINSULA RIESLING ICE WINE half bottle
2008: 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-1388. 11 JACKSON-TRIGGS RESERVE NIAGARA PENINSULA VIDAL ICE WINE quarter bottle
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1389. 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-1390. 08 PILLITTERI ESTATES NIAGARA PENINSULA RIESLING ICE WINE half bottle
Intense peach and pineapple. Penetrating. Crackling cool./ Fine acid to balance sweetness. Really concentrated. Fabulous. 96+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each


 

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