updated 7-20-16
WEST COAST

NAM-1002. 14 GRAVEL BAR ALLUVIAL WASHINGTON RED
Even more lavish, rangy, and deep than the cabernet. Oakier. Nice work; no doubt about it./ Plusher and softer; more merlot here. Very fine indeed. Great price. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1003. 12 AVENNIA GRAVURA COLUMBIA VALLEY RED
Tanzer 92: ‘48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc. Saturated red-ruby. Fresh aromas of black raspberry and cocoa powder are complemented by sexy earth tones. Sweet, broad and fine-grained, showing lovely energy and lift to its flavors of dark berries and dark chocolate. Really spreads out to dust the palate with fruit. Finishes classy and very long, with well-integrated ripe tannins. This was bottled a month before I tasted it but showed no sign of shock or fatigue. A steal for the price.'
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

NAM-1004. 13 BURIED CANE COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
80% cab sauv, 20% merlot. 10 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. Black fruit and licorice. Big for 2013. Oak well managed. Admirably ripe fruit./ Pleasing body. Attractive flow and elegance. The palate is very graceful, balanced, delightful. Best vintage since the 2008. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1005. 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-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. 12 L'ECOLE NO. 41 COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine & Spirits 92: ‘Powerful and broad shouldered, this robust cabernet shows a softer side with air, bringing scents of cedar frond and gravelly minerality to go with the dark black cherry fruit. The flavors are weighty, but acidity courses through to lend them structure. Give it time to mature, then serve with lamb. $32.'
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1008. 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-1009. 12 J. B. NEUFELD TWO BLONDES VINEYARD YAKIMA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Sweet Yakima style with 2012 richness and quality fruit. Good, spicy oak in tune with fruit./ Bright, cool WA berry fruit with fine tannin, sweet disposition, and long, fruit filled finish. WA cabernet at its best. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1010. 14 COLUMBIA CREST H3 HORSE HEAVEN HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2013: Wine Spectator 91: ‘Supple, focused and distinctive, with a core of ripe plum, currant, sage and floral flavors, mingling effectively and harmoniously on the long, expressive finish. The tannins are nicely shaped. Drink now through 2020.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1011. 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-1012. 13 CARNIVOR CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 90 - 100 BEST BUYS OF 2015: ‘An extremely deep, dark color is the first thing to notice in this rich, almost thick, wine. It smells like wild blackberries and boysenberries and tastes almost that fruity, while blending in meaty, chocolaty, black peppery flavors that seem to coat the tongue. It is concentrated, bold and stands out from the pack. $15.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1013. 13 JOEL GOTT 815 CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2013 firm and framed. The usual Gott dryness and discretion./ Oh, elegant fruit and oak. Great vintage for this Gott cuvee, Gott style. Caramel and spice oak influences. Sweet fruit, fine balance. The nose needs aeration and time; the palate reads ‘drink me'. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1014. 13 THE SHOW CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 90 - 100 BEST BUYS OF 2015: ‘This very attractive wine checks off each box: a seductive oaky spicy aroma, rich fruit flavors, good concentration, firm tannins and a lingering finish. The combination of powerful flavors and a sophisticated texture makes it delicious.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1015. 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-1016. 13 GUENOC VICTORIAN NORTH COAST CLARET
Actress Lillie Langtry planted Guenoc Valley's first vineyards in the late 1800s. 2013 firm. Clear lines. Vinous. Good power./ Juice and form, presence. More laced up than other recent vintages. Nature of 2013. Good juice, peel. No sense of oak. Will improve. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1017. 13 STEPHEN VINCENT NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Starts out 2013 tight, even severe. Hiding stuff. Not overly spirituous. Grows as it airs to reveal Mendocino dark fruit, Alexander Valley fullness, Lake Co. flow./ Yes, improves with air. More dimension, expression. Good oak toffee taste. Sweet Alexander cabernet. Will improve. 90+/100. (4/20/16).
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1018. 13 Z ALEXANDER BROWN UNCAGED NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
More purple cabernet fruit than the Red. Fine North Coast cabernet. Pure and deep berry nose./ Full and deep taste too, cabernet and region definitive, and focused. Lovely. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1019. 12 GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU MOUNTAIN CUVEE SONOMA RED
Est. 1858; 6th generation; fruit mainly from the Sonoma Valley estate. 45% merlot, 35% cab sauv, plus petit verdot, cab franc. 14 months in barrels, 50% new. 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 (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1024. 13 BEAULIEU VINEYARD NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Est. 1900. Rich, bold, complete. Best in years. Massive, sweet, ripe fruit concentration to handle the oak. Almost syrup./ Power and richness take up all the oak. Some cabernet tannin. Though there's a degree of Napa class and elegance, the emphasis here is clearly on weight, mass. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1025. 12 CADE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Spectator 92; 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. 13 EMERSON BROWN NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 94: ‘The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (14.5% alcohol), comes primarily from valley floor and foothill vineyards in Oakville, Rutherford and Calistoga. Impressively well-made, with sweet blackcurrant fruit intermixed with licorice, loamy soil undertones and a touch of new oak, the wine is full-bodied, fleshy, succulent, and well-built. This wine from Emerson Brown, an assistant of Philippe Melka, is a great value by Napa Cabernet Sauvignon standards and should drink nicely for 10-15 years.'
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1027. 12 EXPERIENCE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
100% varietal. 16 months in oak barrels, 17% new French, 13% new American, rest seasoned French. Purple black./ Sweet, pure blackberry fruit. Lovely oak integration. Tres elegant./ Beauties of berries and oak seasonings. Joyous, balanced. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1028. 12 FREEMARK ABBEY NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 93: ‘An absolutely fabulous value is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. This comes from multiple sources.. A stunning Cabernet Sauvignon and a classic example of Napa viticulture, this blend of 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, was aged just over two years in oak. Loads of sweet blackcurrant fruit, cocoa, a touch of toast, earth, and baking spice are all present in this wine that has terrific fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a full-bodied mouthfeel, no hard edges and a luscious, opulent, gorgeously pure style. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. Although I wouldn't be surprised to see it last longer. For old-time reader/subscribers, this might be the modern-day equivalent of the great 1974 Souverain Vintage Selection that I recommended back in the late 1970s and is still going strong today. $50.'
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1029. 12 HEITZ NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2011: Est. 1961. Deep oak spice and Heitz cabernet character. Sweet and bold for 2011. Heitz old time stalwart style. Complex fruit and spice range. Super./ Big, black fruited Heitz cabernet classic. Heavy hewn. Giant cabernet for 2011. Great, traditional Napa acid. Complex to the end. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 57.95 each

NAM-1030. 14 JAMIESON RANCH DOUBLE LARIAT NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2013: Parker 94: ‘A super-sexy, seductive style of Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Lariat has sweet tannins, lush black cherry and a blackcurrant fruit, no hard edges and touches of chocolate and espresso in a complex, plump, plush style. This is irresistible wine and at this price point a no-brainer. Drink it over the next decade. $60.'
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1031. 13 JAX Y3 TAUREAU NAPA VALLEY RED
Parker 92: ‘The 2013 Proprietary Red Blend Y3 Taureau is a blend of 45% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 10% Zinfandel, all coming from of various sectors of Napa, ranging from Oak Knoll in the south, to Calistoga in the north. A beautifully sexy wine, with a dense purple color, big sweet kiss of blackberry and cassis liqueur, licorice and spice followed by lush, heady, full-bodied flavors that caress the palate. A beautifully rich, concentrated, irresistible style of wine to drink casually or with serious cuisine. The label is a bit wacky, but the wine certainly isn't.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1032. 13 KULETO FROG PRINCE NAPA RED
Bold, sweet, powerful red that speaks of the warmer growing sectors of Napa County./ Wood vanilla in front. Powerful and generous. Needs time to gather more depth. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1033. 13 KULETO INDIA INK NAPA VALLEY RED
45% syrah, 28% cab sauv, 22% merlot, 3% malbec, 2% petit verdot. 17 months in French, American, and Hungarian oak, 33% new. Deep and clear, pure, racy berry and spices./ Compact 13 with huge material and potential. Large, beefeaters' wine. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1034. 13 LAIRD ESTATE BIG RANCH NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
25% merlot. Elegant fruit and fine oak. Racy. Shows its Oakville origins./ Real Oakville style and good oak. A steal. Wow, class act. Long, even, flavorful finish. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1035. 14 MARTIN RAY RESERVE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2013: 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: 25.99 each

NAM-1036. 13 PAOLETTI PICCOLO CRU CALISTOGA RED
50% cab sauv, 20% merlot, 18% malbec, 6% each petit verdot, cab franc. Fabulous oak robe. Almost sexy, but, really, too refined , subtle to be wantonly so. Then, Hepburn, Bacall, Lake. Great 13 fruit solidity./ Yes, refined, alluring, well balanced. Just delicious fruit and oak, Napa class. All. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1037. 13 ROBERT CRAIG AFFINITY NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 93+: ‘The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity has an inky purple color that is much more saturated than its two predecessors. This is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc aged 18 months in 80% new French oak. This is a richer style of wine with much greater density, power and intensity. Opaque to the rim with more tannin, extract and muscle, this is more of a long-term proposition, so I'd suggest giving it 2-4 years of bottle age, and drinking it over the following 20 years. $75.'
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

NAM-1038. 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-1039. 13 SANCTUARY USIBELLI VINEYARD RUTHERFORD CABERNET SAUVIGNON
100% varietal. 14.5%. Sweet, rich, right Rutherford warmth./ Full oak, with Rutherford power and fruit support. Fine value in Rutherford cabernet. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1040. 13 EMERSON BROWN III MICHAELS VINEYARD OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 96: ‘Even better is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville. This smaller cuvée (14.7% alcohol) was aged in a combination of 50% new French oak. This outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon offers loads of minerality as well as notes of white flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit, and pen ink. Full-bodied, stunningly proportioned and purely textured, with a multi-layered mouthfeel, this is a super-duper wine, and at $75.00, a killer value by high-end Napa Cabernet standards. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.'
How Many bottles/singles: 74.95 each

NAM-1041. 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-1042. 13 MARTIN RAY STAGS LEAP DISTRICT CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Spectator 92: ‘Creamy mocha- and vanilla-scented flavors make this immediately appealing to fans of oak, but the dark berry, currant, cherry and raspberry notes are equal to the task, sustaining the flavors in a pure, alluring manner. Drink now through 2025. $70.'
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

NAM-1043. 11 JUSLYN ESTATE PERRY'S BLEND SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT RED
93% cabernet sauvignon, 4% merlot, 2% cabernet franc, 1% petit verdot. Deep, rich, elegant, violet laced 11. Napa mountain take. Fine grace./ Good wood spice. Complex savors, fully ripe, broad, and deep. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 74.95 each

NAM-1044. 11 JUSLYN ESTATE SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT CABERNET SAUVIGNON
80% cabernet sauvignon, 11% merlot, 5% cabernet franc, 4% petit verdot. Bigger, bolder, firmer than the Perry's cuvee, despite have a smaller percentage of cabernet sauvignon. Big time mountain wine./ Less overt fruit, wood, give. Firm; built for the long pull. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 114.95 each

NAM-1045. 12 SMITH-MADRONE ESTATE SPRING MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Vinous 94: ‘The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is quite a bit more polished than the 2011. Ripe, voluptuous and very much in the style of the year, the 2012 is a showy wine, with plenty of intensity and resonance. At the same time, there is plenty of tannic backbone lurking beneath that gives the wine its power and overall structure.'
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1046. 11 MOUNT EDEN ESTATE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Vinous 95: ‘Mount Eden's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon offers a striking interplay of ripe, flamboyant fruit and supporting mountain structure. Fresh, vibrant and energetic to the core, this stunning, beautifully delineated Cabernet Sauvignon might need another decade to show the full breadth of its pedigree, but it's all there. Pinot Noir at Chardonnay get most of the attention and Mount Eden, yet the Cabernet can be every bit as intriguing, just as it is here. The blend includes 5% Merlot, 1% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot.'
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

NAM-1047. 12 JASON-STEPHENS ESTATE SANTA CLARA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2011: 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-1048. 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-1049. 14 ROBERT MONDAVI PRIVATE SELECTION LIMITED RELEASE BOURBON BARREL AGED MONTEREY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Aged in French and American oak barrels, the 3 months in bourbon barrels. 14.5%. Yes, it's there. Charred oak, toast, caramel, brown sugar./ More charred white oak on the palate. Suave. Not tannic. Fine craftsmanship put this together right. This works. Fruit and bourbon barrel oak merge. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1050. 12 DONATI PAICINES CLARET
AVA 27 miles inland from Monterey; all 5 Bordeaux grapes. Full, oaky, nutty, fruity, ideal. Sweet and balanced nose. Perfect, really./ Again, fruit and wood cremes, maple, toast. And great acid. Has it all. Ideal California claret. Better than the fine 2007. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1051. 13 GUNSIGHT ROCK PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1052. 14 SEAN MINOR 4B PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
8% petite sirah, 6% merlot. 14 fresh. Cherry and plum. No Paso prune./ Plump Paso with light tannin, texture. Great acid. Long aftertaste. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1053. 13 TALLEY BISHOPS PEAK PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
100% cabernet. Black, bold, rich. Gives. From Ancient Peaks' Santa Margarita vineyard. Lots of oomph and Paso richness. 13 structure so not over pruny or dried fruit. 13 and Paso attributes play it out. Nice stuff./ Yeah, lovely fruit pastille. Good acid, form, frame. Outstanding Paso cabernet, black, singed, rich, giving, well priced. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1054. 14 CHARLES SMITH THE VELVET DEVIL COLUMBIA VALLEY MERLOT
2013: 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-1055. 13 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE INDIAN WELLS COLUMBIA VALLEY MERLOT
2012: Beverage Dynamics 93: ‘Black fruit with spicy notes dominate the nose of this bright, yet full-bodied wine. Dark ruby in the glass, the palate is elegant, with excellent weight and fruit characteristics. Ready to accompany a wide range of dishes, this is a ‘go-to' meal wine.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 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: 14.99 each

NAM-1057. 13 L DE LYETH NORTH COAST MERLOT
2012: 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: 14.99 each

NAM-1058. 13 FIELD STONE ALEXANDER VALLEY MERLOT (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Estate bottled. Uber ripe Alexander merlot. Jam, cooked cranberry, raspberry. Singed. Wood aura./ Ripe, sweet oak and fruit. All ALV all the way. Big wood and power impact. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1059. 14 MARTIN RAY NAPA VALLEY MERLOT (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1060. 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-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. 12 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. estate bottled. Yes, sweet and ripe merlot showing the hand of a Tuscan-born and -trained winemaker. So Super Tuscan leanings. Shows the vineyard's calcaire basis too. Powerful, dark, deep./ Yes, a mouthful of Tuscan merlot. 2012 sweet fruit, power, glycerol. Yow! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1063. 14 NORMA JEAN PASO ROBLES MERLOT (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
17th edition. Paso rich and sweet. 2014 fine lines, elegance, fine framing. Not pandering./ Paso sweet fruit. Tutti-frutti. Some age potential. Merlot and Paso together make for a mild mannered wine. It works. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1064. 13 YORKVILLE ESTATE RENNIE VINEYARD YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS MALBEC
Organic. 17 months in French oak. 13.5%. Rich, ripe malbec, well structured and showing good oak influence as well as barrel time. Impressive sweet airs, complexity, intensity./ Fruit pastille, clear and lovely. Best CA malbec I've tasted. Elegance, grace, race, texture. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1065. 13 CLAYHOUSE ESTATE RED CEDAR VINEYARD PASO ROBLES MALBEC
5% petite sirah. 9 months in French and American oak. Sweet and full 13 with good power at 13.5%. Varietal boldness, Paso strong fruit statement./ Paso black fruit creme. Suggestion of oak, barrel time. Good value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1066. 14 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-1067. 14 SOTER PLANET OREGON OREGON PINOT NOIR
95% Willamette Valley, 5% Rogue Valley. Very pretty 14 style that is distinct from both 12 and 13. Like 14 claret, I like this elegant style of vintage. Sweet cherry bon bon./ Racy cherry and cherry blossom flavors. Rich and sweet in back. Well, now, this is worth the tariff. 92+/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. 13 ARCHERY SUMMIT PREMIER CUVEE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘An elegant blend from different estate vineyards, this widely available cuvée brings sturdy tannins and red currant fruit, highlighted with pretty baking spices. It would be an ideal match for roast duck with an orange sauce. $54.'
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1074. 12 BETHEL HEIGHTS ESTATE EOLA - AMITY HILLS PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 92 - SMART BUY: ‘Soft and appealing, with gentle blackberry and black plum flavors riding easily over polished tannins and lingering on the expressive finish. The tannins are well-integrated, the flavors persistent. Drink now through 2022.'
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 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. 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-1077. 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: 17.99 each

NAM-1078. 13 WALLACE BROOK WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
By Adelsheim. Very dark fruit. Sweet and ripe enough while cool. Best in the series, and not in the best year. A pleasant surprise./ Yes, sweet and nutty. Well balanced. Easy acid burnish. Plump pinot fruit. Bargain. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1079. 15 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS WHOLE CLUSTER WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS' CHOICE: ‘This bright and fruity Beaujolais-style wine is as light and refreshing as a young wine can possibly be. It delivers a smile-inducing burst of strawberry and cherry fruit–round, ripe and juicy. You absolutely want to drink this sometime in 2016 while all that youthful energy remains.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1080. 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: 9.99 each

NAM-1081. 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-1082. 15 REPLICA MISBEHAVED CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Patterned after Meiomi. Suave and sweet and gentle. Fulfilled already in warm, early harvest 2015./ Smooth and soft, with some caramelized fruit and oak. Cunningly crafted and appealing. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1083. 14 SALMON CREEK CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
14 crisp and cool. Elegant, coastal degree of ripeness. Fulfilled./ Yes, crisp red and black fruit. Juicy acid invites food. Extreme value. How do they do it year after year? Vintage character, coastal demeanor, great price. A roomful of Europhiles was taken aback. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 5.99 each

NAM-1084. 14 ANGELINE RESERVE MENDOCINO-SONOMA-MONTEREY PINOT NOIR
40-35-25; est. 1990. Shows some reduction under screwcap still. 2014 elegance. Deserves aeration and a few weeks' aging./ Luscious cremes on the palate: fruit, nut, wood. The usual abundance here. This will fill out over the coming weeks and will adhere to its 2014 stylishness. 91+/100. Tasted 1/20/16.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1085. 13 PINE RIDGE FOREFRONT SAN LUIS OBISPO - MONTEREY PINOT NOIR
94/6. Very bright Central Coast cool cherry take on pinot. Pungent, crisp, penetrating, rich, pure./ Good body and flavor concentration. Very lovely, focused pinot flavors. All fruit, no herb or tea. Burgundian form that won over the Europhiles on the tasting panel. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1086. 14 JOEL GOTT SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
2013: 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-1087. 14 BELLE GLOS MEIOMI MONTEREY-SANTA BARBARA-SONOMA PINOT NOIR
35-34-31; by Caymus; Meiomi is Wappo for ‘coast'; Belle Glos is Chuck Wagner's mother. Caught this one a little premature, so it's difficult to delve its depths despite the typically forward house style. Some oak, some game./ Well, the palate's not a bit shy though. Oak vanilla creme and pinot fruit creme. Seductive, sweet, and ripe palate. Speaks for a fine vintage. Just getting started. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1088. 14 COPAIN TOUS ENSEMBLE ANDERSON VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Elegance of 2014, delicacy of Copain and ADV. Perfect poise, confidence. Sweet cherry. Nothing overdone./ Delicious fruit sweetness, delicacy, balance. Burgundy like cherry-game-nut flavor set. Like a Cote de Beaune. Perfect vintage for Copain. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1089. 14 CLINE SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
From Petaluma Gap. Spot on 2014 Sonoma Coast pinot character. Racy, elegant./ The right grip of acid and tannin and extract. Cherry, tar, smoke, and tea flavors extend through the finish. Good value in SCT pinot for sure. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1090. 13 SEAN MINOR SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Double Gold Medal - 98/100 - Best of Class of Region, California State Fair Wine Competition. My notes: Half each Russian River Valley, Sonoma Carneros. Dijon and Pommard clones. 10 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. Has RRV pinot flair, spice, richness, sweetness./ Lush flavor, texture, all. Great acid. Fine burnish, extract, tannin. Light pinot gaminess. 13 large structured. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1091. 12 DAVID BRUCE SONOMA 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-1092. 13 DAVID BRUCE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Bold, strong Bruce style. 13 framed. Sweet RRV fruit, peel, spice array. Oak toast./ More good oak, RRV spice adventure. Ripe, bold, framed, powerful 13 Bruce. A keeper in the Bruce tradition. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1093. 14 DAVIS BYNUM JANE'S VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Pommard clones; 10 months in French oak barrels. Lovely combo of power, RRV broad spectrum, great oak, 14 elegance. Says it all./ Again, the 14 character, RRV pinot grandeur, power, fruit sweetness, oak, balance. Great winemaking. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1094. 12 JOSEPH SWAN CUVEE DE TROIS RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘A mild undertone of funky earth and rustic leather provides intrigue and individuality to this release, one of the larger offerings by the winery. Cherry, pomegranate and cranberry all make appearances on a palate that is lush and expansively fruity, finishing in memorable minerality.'
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1095. 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-1096. 14 MARTIN RAY RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Sweet, strong, and unctuous pinot presentation, plus oak in tune with the rest of the package. Seems like American oak./ 14 crisp and elegant. Wood and fruit tannin to resolve still. Cellar a few months. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1097. 14 PEDRONCELLI SIGNATURE SELECTION RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2012: 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: 21.99 each

NAM-1098. 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-1099. 10 SCHERRER RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Spicy, exotic, brandied cherry. Beautiful oak. Great RRV class./ Delicious fruit acid. Perfect poise. On the spot right now. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1100. 12 CHERRY PIE STANLY RANCH CARNEROS PINOT NOIR (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1101. 12 DOMAINE EDEN SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS PINOT NOIR
6 clones; 30% whole cluster fermentation. Large, deep, powerful SCM pinot. Full cherry, peel, tar, material. Grand scaled./ Yes, broad and stalwart. Good pinot padding. Tower of power. A giant SCM pinot with age potential. 93+/100. List price: $35.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1102. 12 THOMAS FOGARTY SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 93 - EDITORS' CHOICE: ‘This mountaintop winery puts much effort in single-vineyard expressions, but this blend rivals even those, with nose-tingling aromas of concentrated hibiscus and pomegranate, plus dried sour cherries and graphite. Prominent herbs like oregano, thyme and dried sage mix with eucalyptus and menthol on the palate, where soft cranberry fruit serves as backbone. $36.'
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

NAM-1103. 13 BIRICHINO SAINT GEORGES CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘This wine hails from the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains, offering sweetly dank forest floor-like aromas of root beer and mint chocolate chip against broad pomegranate fruit. The flavors are sanguine at first with a strong sense of iron, followed by cola and dark raspberries that provide both decent tannins and a palate-washing tartness.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1104. 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: 29.99 each

NAM-1105. 13 HIGHWAY 101 CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
4 different yeasts. 90% Monterey, 10% Santa Barbara. Nice, rich, ripe pinot. Not Monterey tart Sweet oak. All well composed./ Juicy and fine sweet-tart pinot combo. Cherry juice taste. Great acid, nice balance, fine oak. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1106. 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-1107. 14 PARKER STATION CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
60% Monterey, 31% Santa Barbara, 9% San Luis Obispo. Bright and good, and sweet for Monterey and Santa Barbara. Inland vineyards?/Santa Barbara dark cherry and light oak. Well crafted./ Fresh, sweet, bright. Great acid and wood cremes. Bravo. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1108. 14 SEAN MINOR CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
Gold Medal - 95/100, California State Fair Wine Competition. My notes: Good, crisp, crunchy cherry and black tea./ And tar. Lapsang. Cherry pastille filling. The finish shows pinot ease. Good value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1109. 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-1110. 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-1111. 12 CALERA DE VILLIERS VINEYARD MT. HARLAN PINOT NOIR
Parker 95: ‘I loved the 2012 Pinot Noir de Villiers. It's a beautifully complete, balanced and satisfying Pinot Noir that does everything right. Giving up tons of sweet black raspberry and strawberry fruits, spice-box, dried flowers and potpourri characteristics, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless, with a ripe, supple texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. While there's more than enough fruit to keep this enjoyable now, there's some solid tannin and depth in there as well, so it will age.'
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1112. 13 AUGUST WEST ROSELLA'S VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
2011: Parker 92: ‘My favorite of the trio, the 2011 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard is pretty and floral on the nose, with sweet red fruits, crushed berries, liquid flowers and sappy underbrush notes all emerging from the glass. This medium-bodied, beautifully textured effort has solid balance and enough underlying structure and depth to evolve for upwards of a decade. Drink 2014-2021. $45.'
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1113. 14 LORING GARYS' VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Powerful SLH stuff, with deep, sweet fruit. Full 2014 noblesse./ Sweet creme fruit plus bright cherry and cherry blossom. Violets too. Suave, silky 2014 texture. Great vintage for Loring pinots. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1114. 12 LORING ROSELLA'S VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 93; Vinous 92: ‘Vivid ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of boysenberry, vanilla and candied rose, with a spicy element adding vivacity. Smooth and seamless in texture, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and a subtle hint of blood orange. Rich yet vivacious Pinot with excellent closing clarity and length and supple tannins that fade quckly into the wine's fruit.'
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1115. 14 TALBOTT LOGAN SLEEPY HOLLOW VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
2013: Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: ‘The nose of this excellently priced wine offers sour fruit from Montmorency cherries, earthiness from squeezed beets, spice from toasted sagebrush and umami from soy sauce. The palate is deep, with a sanguine character that's enhanced by lots of cracked pepper. It delivers plenty of action for the price.'
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1116. 13 TALLEY ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine & Spirits 93: ‘Grown mostly at Talley's Rincon and Rosemary vineyards—two hilly, low-yielding sites around seven miles from the Pacific—this is vivid pinot noir, capturing California sunshine in its ample fruit richness, yet finding tart, crunchy detail at its edges. Its intensity feels lean and muscular rather than fat, with red raspberry and wild herbal aromas that are expansive and lasting. $36.'
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1117. 14 PALI HUNTINGTON SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1118. 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-1119. 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-1120. 12 DIERBERG ESTATE DIERBERG VINEYARD SANTA MARIA VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Parker 93: ‘The 2012 Pinot Noir Dierberg Vineyard shows the darker side of Pinot with its earthy, forest floor, red and black fruit and spice aromas and flavors. Coming all from sandy loam sois and aged 18 months in 35% new oak, it's beautifully balanced, has solid mid-palate density and a terrific finish. Enjoy it over the coming 4-6 years. $44.'
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1121. 13 LAFOND LAFOND VINEYARD STA. RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
Whoa! SRH cool and elegant. Fine lines. Form and frame of 2013. True cool, coastal pinot fruit without tea or greenness. Ideal./ Elegant, cool, floral lines. Light oak. Classic SRH , with a sweet finish. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1122. 14 LORING STA. RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
Very bright and new 2014 with SRH illumination. Great year for this./ Creme richness, acid flair. A brilliant vintage for Loring and South Central Coast pinot. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1123. 13 MELVILLE ESTATE STA. RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
Vinous 92; Parker 92: ‘One of the best values in Pinot Noir out there is Melville's 2013 Pinot Noir Estate and it overdelivers in just about every vintage. Firing on all cylinders on this occasion, with complex red fruits, rose petal and sous bois aromas and flavors all soaring from the glass, it's medium-bodied, ripe and expansive, with lots of Sta. Rita character, integrated acidity and a clean, nicely focused finish. Mostly destemmed (60%) and aged 11 months in neutral oak, it's a beauty to buy by the case and enjoy over the coming 4-5 years.'
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

NAM-1124. 13 MCMANIS FAMILY CALIFORNIA SYRAH (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2012: 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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1125. 12 DOMAINE DE LA TERRE ROUGE LES COTES DE L'OUEST CALIFORNIA SYRAH
100% varietal from Clements Hills, Fiddletown, and a high altitude Sierra site. Bursting with vital fruit. Deep raspberry purity. Peppercorn too. Fabulous. Oh, boy, real syrah raspberry, white pepper, smoked meat, subtle florals. Lots of spice and vigor./ Fruit sweetness and Amador power united. Fine tannin on the teeth. Cracked pepper zestiness. Yes, pure berry and pepper. Good acid, length, and flavor. Vital. Yow! 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1126. 13 ANTHILL FARMS SONOMA COAST SYRAH
Deep, secretive; reductive in a good way. Lurking aromatics of berry, briar, wood./ Joys of fruit and wood. Much riper than the usual SCT red. Barrel aging has opened it out nicely. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1127. 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-1128. 13 STOLPMAN ESTATE BALLARD CANYON SYRAH
Tanzer 92: ‘Stolpman's 2013 Syrah Estate is juicy and expressive, with plenty of Mediterranean herbs, dried flowers, black cherries and underbrush. A wine of real personality and character, the Estate captures the essence of what makes Ballard Canyon Syrahs so compelling; which is to say an interplay of dense fruit with expressive varietal aromatics. The Estate is made mostly from young vines, with about 50% whole clusters. This is my favorite of the Stolpman Syrahs. Some of the other selections are bigger and more powerful, but the Estate has, in my view, the best overall balance.'
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1129. 13 MELVILLE ESTATE VERNA'S VINEYARD STA. RITA HILLS SYRAH
Wine Enthusiast 94 - TOP 100 2015: ‘This is likely the last vintage from this vineyard, which the family winery seemingly mastered in this bottling. There's an underlying umami-driven smoked meat backbone to the nose that also shows bold cherry blossom, olallieberry, pepper, dried herbs and blackberry-soy sauce. The palate is complex yet doesn't overpower, with bits of purple flowers, blueberry, black pepper and menthol.'
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1130. 13 KLINKER BRICK FARRAH LODI SYRAH
2012: 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-1131. 13 SPELLBOUND NORTH COAST PETITE SIRAH
Parker 90: ‘The real star, and a sleeper selection for sure, is the outstanding 2013 Petite Sirah. This wine has an inky, ruby/purple color, notes of cassis, blueberry, blackberry fruit, incense and camphor. This is a medium to full-bodied beauty to drink over the next 5-6 years, possibly longer. $15.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1132. 13 PARDUCCI TRUE GRIT RESERVE MENDOCINO PETITE SIRAH
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. Oh, yes! What it is! A brute of a petite sirah, with wood, black fruit, power, and richness./ Full power, oak, and fruit–in balance. Long, ample aftertaste. Gives and gives. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1133. 12 PEDRONCELLI DRY CREEK VALLEY PETITE SIRAH
Wine & Spirits 91 - 100 BEST BUYS OF 2015: ‘Grown on well-drained hillside and benchland blocks at two vineyards on the west side of Dry Creek, this fruit was harvested in the first week of October after a long, moderate growing season. At first it feels oversized in its saline, rooty density and edges of alcohol. But there's also cool spice here, a green-edged complexity that hints at bay laurel and white pepper, and the fruit takes on a dark, cassis-like saturation as the tannins relent. Give it some time in the cellar to grow more sophisticated and savory and you'll have a powerful, complex Sonoma red for roast lamb or pork.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1134. 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-1135. 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-1136. 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-1137. 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-1138. 14 MCMANIS FAMILY RIVER JUNCTION PETITE SIRAH
2013: 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-1139. 13 TERRA D'ORO AMADOR PETITE SIRAH
Smoky, singed, roasted, very black./ 13 form. Class purple fruit, loganberry. Altogether what it should be. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1140. 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-1141. IRON OAKS ESTATES THE BIG RED MONSTER CALIFORNIA RED (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Sweet and simple red blend. Bold and powerful though./ Sweet and strong. What red-blend seekers crave. 88/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1142. MARIETTA LOT 62 OLD VINE CALIFORNIA RED
Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY: ‘A zesty red, with personality to spare, offering notes of licorice, blackberry, smoky pepper and grilled herbs. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah and mixed Italian blacks. Drink now through 2019.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1143. 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: 12.99 each

NAM-1144. 14 CA' MOMI NAPA VALLEY ROSSO
Cabernet, merlot, zinfandel, petite sirah. Rich, and not as tight as the 2013 at the same stage. Lots of red fruit./ Whoa! Very plush red fruit and fruit creme. Plus black fruit, acidity, frame, and light oak. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1145. 14 THE PRISONER NAPA VALLEY RED
Wine Spectator 91: ‘Plump and jammy, with a solid core of structure. Aromas of huckleberry and spicy mocha combine with supple flavors of raspberry and cherry plus cinnamon and pepper. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Charbono. Drink now through 2023.'
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1146. 13 GREG NORMAN ESTATES SHARK CENTRAL COAST RED
Sweet and direct red blend approach seemingly of Med varietals like petite sirah and zinfandel. Uncomplicated, pleasing cuvee./ Sweet black fruit cremes. Good power gives support so it doesn't get too soft and mushy. Broad appeal. Works. 89/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1147. 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-1148. 12 FESS PARKER THE BIG EASY SANTA BARBARA RED
Parker 93: ‘Always a big, ripe and voluptuous wine, the 2012 Syrah The Big Easy is no exception. It is a blend of 62% Syrah, 30% Petite Sirah and 8% Grenache that saw 20 months in 48% new French and American oak. It's loaded with blockbuster notes of black and blue fruits, white chocolate, melted licorice and hints of vanilla bean. These give way to full-bodied, concentrated and ripe red that has surprising elegance, purity and focus that shows on the finish. It's packed with flavor and represents a great value at this quality. $35.'
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1149. 13 HERMAN STORY CASUAL ENCOUNTERS SANTA BARBARA GSM
2012: Parker 93: ‘A more eclectic blend of 41% Syrah, 37% Grenache, 18% Mourvedre and 4% Tannat (22 months in 55% new French oak), the 2012 GSM Casual Encounters offers lots of sweet red and black fruits, dried flowers, and savory, peppery, spicy notes in its full-bodied, supple and sexy style. It's ripe and exuberant, but I love its balance. My note finished with ‘would like to drink a glass.'.'
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1150. 12 SAN LIEGE THE OFFERING SANTA BARBARA GSM
Wine Spectator 91: ‘Loaded with character and plush, ripe fruit, this offers aromas of berry cobbler and smoky peppered beef and rich, focused flavors of black raspberry, licorice and dark chocolate. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Drink now through 2024. $29.'
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1151. 14 TENSHEN SANTA BARBARA RED
Syrah, petite sirah, grenache, merlot. Sweet and sprawling. All fruit creme all the time./ Power, sweetness, and grip. Market driven. Made for millenials And well made at that. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1152. 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-1153. 13 GNARLY HEAD 1924 DOUBLE BLACK LODI RED
Petite sirah, zinfandel, malbec. Black indeed./ Sweet varietal combo with spicy oak, peels. Fabulous give./ Yes, heft and sweetness and extract and give, give, give. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1154. PIETRA SANTA SACRED STONE MASTER'S BLEND CASK #7 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-1155. 12 BECKMEN CUVEE LE BEC SANTA YNEZ VALLEY RED (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
43% grenache, 34% syrah, 15% mourvedre, 8% counoise.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1156. 14 STOLPMAN PARA MARIA DE LOS TECOLOTES SANTA BARBARA RED
14.1%. 85% foot trodden, 15% whole bunch fermented. The carbonic maceration is clear and open. Good body. Strong will./ Smooth. The whole bunch shows, some glycerol too. Persistent fruit flavor. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1157. 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-1158. 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: 15.99 each

NAM-1159. 14 DONKEY & GOAT FIVE THIRTEEN EL DORADO RED
From 5 of the 13 permitted Chateauneuf varieties. 39% grenache, 17% syrah, 18% mourvedre, 15% cinsault, 10% counoise. Wow! Big time Chateauneuf peppercorns and garrigue spread. A sweet Sierra take; robust./ Lots of vigor, texture, flavor range. A great Rhone Ranger. Full, fine tannin. Impressive length. Great price. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1160. 13 T-VINE HALLOWED GROUND NAPA VALLEY RED
38% zinfandel, 30% petite sirah, 22% syrah, 6% charbono, 4% carignan. Napa Valley class, reserve, spicy oak seasoning. Elegant and refined for 13./ Yes, spicy oak. All sweet fruit and all class. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1161. 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: 11.99 each

NAM-1162. 12 PALMINA SANTA BARBARA DOLCETTO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1163. 13 TERRA D'ORO AMADOR TEROLDEGO
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1164. 12 BERAN CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
By Joe Wagner of Caymus and Meiomi fame. Mainly from Dry Creek Valley, with some Amador and Lake Counties fruit. Deep classic, with coastal cool and varietal raspberry and peppercorn. Black, fruity, large. Rich and velvety./ Liqueur like concentration, beauty. Cool, pure, perfumed, sweet. Oak spice potpourri. Spicy raspberry, seed. Pure and fine. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1165. 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-1166. 11 FOUR VINES TRUANT OLD VINES CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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: 11.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1167. 13 JOEL GOTT CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
Somehow Gott manages to incorporate both power and elegance in his reds./ 2013 sweet, large, well built.. No regionality; no doubt it combines the fruit of several AVAs. Masterfully. It shows full expression of the bold 2013 vintage through and through. Will keep, and improve. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1168. 13 ARTEZIN MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS' CHOICE: ‘A well-made and full-bodied wine, this has generous helpings of succulent blackberry and boysenberry flavors, with a firm texture of tannins and acidity to balance out all that richness. It smells fresh and fruity, tastes juicy and crisp, and seems to gain depth and interest with repeated sips. The blend includes 10% Petite Sirah and 5% Carignan. $18.'
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1169. 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-1170. 13 PAUL DOLAN MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘Packed with juicy berry flavors, this outgoing wine blends great freshness and pure grape flavors with a lip-smacking texture of tannins and acidity that keep it well balanced. It resembles black berry, raspberry and boysenberry juices, has a tangy mouthfeel and lingering, tingly finish. $24.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1171. 14 CAMP SONOMA ZINFANDEL
13.5%. Decided 2014 elegance. Fine raspberry and peppercorn Sonoma zin aroma. Sweet fruit. Large for its alcohol level; full presence. Really pumps out the fruit. Good oak seasoning./ Flowing and elegant 14. The joy of zinfandel fruit purity. Fabulous composition. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1172. 14 DRY CREEK VINEYARD HERITAGE VINES SONOMA ZINFANDEL
78% zinfandel; 20% petite sirah, 2% primitivo. Sweet, ripe, and in tune with this great series. 2014 elegance, discretion. Light oak toffee./ Good 14 acid, form, all. Certainly a showcase vintage for this cuvee. Power and oak as well as elegant fruit. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1173. 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-1174. 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: 22.99 each

NAM-1175. 14 SEGHESIO FAMILY SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 93: ‘Plump and luscious, this is jam-packed with fruit. Lively blackberry, pepper and other spice box aromas lead to ripe and rich flavors of black raspberry, caramel and licorice. There are more complex Zinfandels, but few that are more enjoyable to drink. Drink now through 2022. $24.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1176. 14 RIDGE GEYSERVILLE VINEYARD SONOMA RED
Underground Wine Letter OUTSTANDING/OUTSTANDING PLUS: ‘Let me start by repeating what I said about Geyserville in my last article: What can be said about Geyserville? Well let's start with the fact that Ridge has been making wine from this vineyard each year since 1966. And, for this entire period, there have been so many great Geyservilles it is hard to keep track. The wines age beautifully and, over time, develop a claret like character and complexity. It consistently is one of my favorite Ridge wines. I love to go into my cellar and pull out an old Geyserville. I am never disappointed. This 2014 looks to be yet another terrific Geyserville. Production was down 17% from 2013 and the wine is made from 60% Zinfandel, 24% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah, and 4% Mataro (Mouvèdre) and has 14.6% alcohol. There were 9900 cases produced. The wine has a very dark color and a faintly exotic perfume with faint nuances of plums and spice with a floral, briary tinge. On the palate, it is rich, full, and concentrated with layers of fruit. There is a lot of depth and the wine has the balance and structure to age for many, many years and evolve into a great wine and a great Geyserville. This is a wine that gives a lot of bang for the buck. Don't miss it ‘
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1177. 13 RIDGE GEYSERVILLE VINEYARD SONOMA RED
Vinous 94: ‘The 2013 Zinfandel Geyserville is every bit as fabulous from bottle as it was from barrel last year. Ripe and voluptuous on the palate - yet with a super-classic conception of structure, the 2013 offers superb depth and impeccable overall balance. Waves of dark red cherry, pomegranate, spice, tobacco lead to more savory/ferrous notes that develop in the glass. Saline notes give the 2013 much of its energy and vivacity. This is a tremendous effort from Ridge.'
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1178. 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-1179. 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-1180. 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-1181. 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-1182. 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-1183. 13 DASHE LATE HARVEST DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL half bottle (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1184. 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: 19.99 each

NAM-1185. 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-1186. 14 RIDGE EAST BENCH DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Great vintage this. Takes the ripeness off. No Dry Creek Valley excess heat. But its still Ridge and DCV large, dynamic./ Grace, fruit, DCV warmth tempered. Finest of tannins and textures. Man. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1187. 13 RIDGE LYTTON SPRINGS DRY CREEK VALLEY RED
Underground Wine Letter - OUTSTANDING: ‘Ridge has been making Zinfandel from Lytton Springs since 1972 from grapes grown on vines planted in the late 1800s/early 1900s in the eastern part of the vineyard. In the early 1990s Ridge bought the eastern and western parts of the vineyard. It is a very large property and Ridge makes a selection to use in this bottling. A large part of the crop also goes into the Three Valleys Zinfandel. During this period of over 40 years, Lytton Springs Zinfandel has been amazing consistent and this is yet another winner. It is made from 74% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignane, and 2% Mataro and shows a dark color and a lovely complex perfume with hints of mulberry and black pepper accented by a tinge of vanilla. The wine has great fruit, flavor and balance in a claret like style. Approachable now, this should make a really lovely bottle with a few years bottle age and keep for a very long time.'
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1188. 12 WHEELHOUSE DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Ripe, sweet, roasted DCV classic. Ideal style and balance./ Yeah, singed fruit, sweet glycerol. Wine of place. Plenty of oomph. A value for sure. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1189. 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-1190. 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-1191. 12 KUNDE ESTATE SONOMA VALLEY ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1192. 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-1193. 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-1194. 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: 23.99 each

NAM-1195. 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-1196. 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: 21.99 each

NAM-1197. 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-1198. 13 RAVENSWOOD OLD VINES NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Wine & Spirits 90 - BEST BUY: ‘The 2013 vintage, so kind to cabernet, was clearly a blessing for zinfandel in Napa Valley. This one is lovely, gentle and comforting, an idealized combination of fresh, youthful fruit flavors and mineral-inflected tannins. Overall, there's a delicacy and transparency to the fruit that sings zin. Buy it by the case.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1199. 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-1200. 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-1201. 13 SEXTANT SAN ARDO RANCH SAN LUCAS ZINFANDEL
Estate bottled. Bright and beautiful. Surpasses even the wonderful 2012. So sweet and bright zinfandel raspberry, seed, peppercorn. Fine oak seasoning./ Sweet and suave. Not overly strong or tannic, and less so than the Paso Robles Wheelhouse cuvee. Well balanced. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1202. 12 ANCIENT PEAKS PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
A fresh, cool zinfandel for Paso. Supposedly, the property in the south where it's cooler. Westside too. Medium intense and lightly sweetish Paso. Even, disciplined./ Yes, this is Paso zin under control. Good acid, juice. No Paso Dr. Pepper. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1203. 12 EOS PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1204. 14 FORCE OF NATURE MOSSFIRE RANCH PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
2013: Paso ripeness balanced by power. Oak and barrel age influences. Class over regionality./ Yes, oak cremes and Paso zin ripeness without raisin. Well crafted. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1205. 09 NORMAN THE MONSTER PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
2008: 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-1206. 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: 14.99 each

NAM-1207. 14 RIDGE DUSI RANCH PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Underground Wine Letter - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PLUS/OUTSTANDING: ‘This wine is made from low yielding old vine Zinfandel fruit grown on the Benito Dusi Ranch. As usual it is an impressive full throttle Zinfandel. The production was 4250 cases and the alcohol is 14.6%. With a very dark color showing a faint purple hue the wine has a lovely perfume of plums with a faintly briary exotic spice nuance. It is rich, round, and very flavorful with plummy fruit. Some additional bottle age should reveal additional complexity and round the wine out nicely ‘
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

NAM-1208. 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-1209. 13 SEXTANT WHEELHOUSE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Sweet and spicy, woody, 13 solid, well poised./ Powerful, bold, rich, total Paso zinfandel. Everything's properly proportioned. Great piece of work. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1210. 13 VARNER FOXGLOVE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Paso sweet fruit, Varner elegance. Good power./ Medium bodied. Fruity; Paso dried fruit. Good, light oak touch. Good vintage for this. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1211. 12 VICTOR HUGO ESTATE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
17 months in Hungarian & American oak barrels. Sweet and fine American-plus oak. Full blown Paso zin generosity./ Yes, lush, warm, ripe, bold. No prune; all sweet and ideally ripe fruit. Long, lush finish. Complete Paso zin. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1212. 14 CAROL SHELTON MONGA OLD VINE LOPEZ VINEYARD CUCAMONGA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Planted 1918. Sweet and powerful in the Taster glass. Young and still a bit rough hewn. Nice wood edge. No 14 elegance showing yet, but, then, it's from the south./ Full treacly oak and really rich, ripe fruit without going overboard into roti. It's a ‘wow' palate already. The nose will catch up in a few months. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1213. 13 BRAZIN OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
Powerful, sweet, big Lodi without the syrup./ Yes, sweet raspberry, cocoa, and oak. Perfect Lodi. Usually is. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1214. 12 BRAZIN OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Good and black. Wood and raspberry. Stalwart. Balanced. Sweet, powerful, muscular, spiritous, ripe, liqueur like. No Lodi jam/jelly. Good oak toast./ American oak is nice and spicy. Full raspberry and peppercorn. Smooth. Great 12 fruit quality. Power, wood, sweet berry fruit. Complete Lodi zin. It always is. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1215. 12 CAMERON HUGHES LOT 464 OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
Strong and straight on Lodi zin. Not at all sticky like some. Light and good wood application./ Sweet and attractive wood. Elegant, dashing Lodi rep. Sweetness, flow, ease. A gulpable zinfandel. 91/100. List price: $18.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1216. 14 THE FEDERALIST LODI ZINFANDEL
Sweet and bold. Great Lodi zin display. Power packed. Large charge./ Yes, Lodi sweet fruited and generous. Good oak complement too. All one could want. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1217. 13 GNARLY HEAD OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 90 - 100 BEST BUYS OF 2015: ‘If there were such a thing as smoked blackberries, this tasty wine would resemble a light version of that. It's gushing with fresh-crushed cherry and berry flavors, great acidity and firm tannins, while accents of wood smoke and dried meat peek through, adding complexity. It's not sweet, it's not over-oaked, it's not too full bodied; it's just well-balanced and delicious. $12.'
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1218. 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-1219. 13 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-1220. 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-1221. 13 LANGE TWINS CARICATURE OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
15.4%. Wow! The complete picture. Ultra spicy oak and old vines black fruit concentration. No Lodi syrup. Large. Wears its alcohol well./ Thick and sweet, balanced by power. Long, with fine, ending tannins to keep it dry and honest. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1222. 13 OAK RIDGE OVZ OLD VINES LODI ZINFANDEL
2012: 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: 12.99 each

NAM-1223. 13 STARRY NIGHT LODI ZINFANDEL
2012 Sonoma: 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: 14.99 each

NAM-1224. 12 TORTOISE CREEK THE CHELONIAN LODI ZINFANDEL
Supports the Chelonian Research Foundation; Wine Enthusiast 90 - Best Buy. Sweet and succulent Lodi zin Sur maturite of Lodi. Meaty, grapey, pulpy, deep, burnished, warm./ Sweet and savory Lodi. Good acid, form, dryness, and fine tannin to balance. Lovely purple shades and depth. Balanced and mealworthy. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1225. 10 FOUR VINES THE MAVERICK AMADOR ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1226. 13 EASTON AMADOR ZINFANDEL
12 months in 1-, 2-, and 3-year seasoned French oak barrels. Deep, cool, purple fruit and sweet sur maturite. Pure and clear to the bottom of the glass too./ Palate rich but still enclosed by the vintage's heavy framing. 14.5% is moderate, and the wine wears it well. Cellar further. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1227. 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: 10.99 each

NAM-1228. 13 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-1229. 11 SOBON ESTATE ROCKY TOP AMADOR ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1230. 14 TERRA D'ORO AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Bold, sweet Amador zin with some 14 restraint and elegance. All around well balanced and aimed to please./ Yes, 14 fruit silkiness. Sweetness and oak well constrained, balanced. Fabulous balance. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1231. 14 TERRA D'ORO OLD VINES DEAVER VINEYARD AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Vineyard planted 1881. Ripe, deep, singed, powerful. Total nostril experience, both scent and texture wise. Oomph galore./ Power, glycerol, presence, fruit essence. Statuesque. 96+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1232. 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-1233. 12 SOBON ESTATE LUBENKO VINEYARD FIDDLETOWN ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1234. 11 LUMINESCE BUTTONWOOD VINEYARD SANTA YNEZ VALLEY SEMILLON (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Semillon marl, honey, lemon curd, custard, peel. Semillon thickness. Young and classic./ Plush and mellow semillon envelopes ripe acidity. Flavor and texture profiles of a semillon-rich Graves. Will likewise age well. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1235. 14 JOEL GOTT CALIFORNIA SAUVIGNON BLANC
Superb aromas and flavors of gooseberry, tangerine. Another big time series winner. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1236. 14 FERRARI-CARANO SONOMA FUME BLANC (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1237. 14 MERRYVALE STARMONT NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Rich, strong, and well textured Napa Valley sauvignon. With citrus peel and sweet citrus juice./ Full, warm, strong, open grained, and generous. Warmth on the aftertaste. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1238. 15 ST. SUPERY NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Peach, mango, gooseberry, tangerine./ Juicy, rich, sweet-tart. Extreme flavor intensity that is the mark of this wine. Wholly seductive and lush, with balancing acidity. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1239. 14 TRINCHERO ESTATE MARY'S VINEYARD CALISTOGA SAUVIGNON BLANC
Napa Valley really loves its sauvignon blanc–more than its chardonnay I've got to believe. Sauvignon blanc performs better in the warmer reaches up-valley of Carneros and Oak Knoll. Here's a delight from Napa's northernmost sub appellation, Calistoga, and a vineyard just north of the winery. I found earlier vintages over-oaked. This one's got it just right. The fruit is brisk and citrusy, with mineral bracing. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1240. 14 TWENTY FOUR CALISTOGA SAUVIGNON BLANC (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
By Charles Woodson. Floral, musky. Green musk, musk melon. Clearly some sauvignon musque in the makeup./ Oak becomes evident on the palate. Very powerful impression, even at 13.5%. Unique amongst its Napa sauvignon peers. Food wine. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1241. 14 FROG'S LEAP RUTHERFORD SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‘Bouncing in acidity, this crisp white offers nuttiness around a core of melon rind, citrus and herb. Despite the relatively low alcohol, it offers enough weight on the palate to be companionable to appetizers laced with seafood, goat cheese and feta, or easily enjoyed on its own.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1242. 14 CORVIDAE MIRTH COLUMBIA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Admirable balance of wood and fruit. Less developed than the 2013 tasted a couple of weeks back, but ultimately the better wine, I predict. I like the freshness and the balance. Not WA tart./ Young, and still showing some wood and fruit astringency. Just shipped. Will evolve in a positive way over the coming weeks. (Tasted 12/28/15) 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1243. 09 MILBRANDT EVERGREEN VINEYARD COLUMBIA VALLEY CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1244. 14 BANSHEE RICKSHAW CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
2013: 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-1245. 14 DE LOACH HERITAGE RESERVE CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Est. 1975. Proper, crisp chardonnay apple-citrus and fine, light oak. Well crafted./ Good acid. Wood in control. Lightly sweet like the pinot noir. Good value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1246. 14 HAPPY CAMPER CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Sweet and mellow apple and citrus nose./ Kiss of oak I don't remember in earlier vintages. Drier than before too. As enticing as always, and going upscale this vintage. Astonishing value thought the group,. Even the Euro-philes were impressed. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

NAM-1247. 14 JOEL GOTT UNOAKED CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Forthcoming apple scent. Full, with some lees influence that replaces oak at adding variegation. Rich./ Yes, rich and soft and broad, thanks either to grape sourcing and/or malolactic fermentation. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1248. 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-1249. 14 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS ALEXANDER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
70% stainless, 30% French oak barrels 7 months; lees; malo. Full oak treatment, with malo butterscotch, wood, nut, barrel age./ Good strength gives structure and malolactic a soft center. Always large and generous. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1250. 14 AU CONTRAIRE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 93: ‘This is a pretty, floral and balanced wine, elegantly austere in preserved lemon, yuzu and grapefruit, with richer overtones that build on the medium-body toward the lengthy finish. A wine made for the table, it'll pair well and widely, though it can also stand deliciously on its own.'
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1251. 13 DAVIS BYNUM RIVER WEST VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Beverage Dynamics 97: ‘Single vineyard. French oak barrel-fermentation and aging. 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged sur lie. The result? Rich, buttery, toasty, classic Russian River Chardonnay! A bouquet of baked fruits and spices leads to a creamy texture that coats the palate with flavors of apple, pear and apricot, with a hint of vanilla/butterscotch. There is still a crisp acidity on the finish that adds great length. $25.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1252. 14 MARTIN RAY RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Full. RRV pedigree. Full set of Burgundy winemaking techniques show, lees graininess, malo creaminess, great oak aroma, expressiveness, and crisp texture./ Wow! Full oak toast, granola in cream, fortitude, texture. Fine balance of richness and acidity. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1253. 13 FAILLA SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 93 - EDITORS' CHOICE: ‘In this crisp, tangy white from a cool-climate home, tangerine and pineapple play off each other around a fluffy backbone and structured minerality. More of that tang comes to the fore on the finish, this being a bang-for-your-buck kind of wine that will delight at the dinner table or in the kitchen while cooking.'
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

NAM-1254. 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: 22.99 each

NAM-1255. 14 SEAN MINOR SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY
Gold Medal - 95/100, California State Fair Wine Competition. 70% Russian River Valley, 30% Sonoma Carneros. 100% malo. 10 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Good oak-fruit marriage. Ideal wine of origin and cellar regimen./ Nice malo-acid, creamy-tart play. Creme and crispness, and good wood taste. Ideal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1256. 12 HANZELL SEBELLA SONOMA VALLEY CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1257. 14 BERINGER PRIVATE RESERVE NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2013: Vinous 94: ‘Beringer's 2013 Chardonnay Private Reserve emerges from Gamble Ranch in Oakville. Classy, polished and restrained, the 2013 is absolutely superb. Above all else, the 2013 is a wine of finesse. Hints of pastry, baked apple and spices are woven into the super-expressive, oily finish. $44.'
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1258. 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-1259. 13 FAR NIENTE NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY magnum
Wine Spectator 92; Tasting Panel 92: ‘A classic Napa Valley Chard, crisp and juicy with depth, structure and notes of melon, pear and fig; plush, elegant and as balanced as a fine watch.'
How Many bottles/singles: 74.95 each

NAM-1260. 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: 34.99 each

NAM-1261. 13 HOOPES HOOPLA YOUNTVILLE CHARDONNAY
13 form, presence, strength Good wood, if not the all new oak treatment of the Grand Vin. Classic southern Napa chardonnay./ Wood and fruit in balance. Backwardness of vintage. Good acid and material. Will improve nicely and become showier. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1262. 13 KONGSGAARD NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 95-97: ‘The spectacular 2013 Chardonnay (1,500 cases) exhibits notes of white peach, hints of apricots, pineapples and wet rocks and is amazingly full-bodied, fresh, rich, broad and savory with great fruit on the attack. It should turn out to be one of the estate's finest Chardonnays given its fresh acids and minerality that buttress the wine's big, bold, exuberant style. Drink now through 2022.'
How Many bottles/singles: 109.95 each

NAM-1263. 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-1264. 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: 19.99 each

NAM-1265. 13 NEWTON UNFILTERED NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 94: ‘John Kongsgaard told me that when the unfiltered Chardonnay from Newton was first launched in the early 1980s, the fruit came entirely from what is now the Judge Vineyard of Kongsgaard. No wonder that wine was so spectacular in those days. It also had an incredible aging curve as well. This wine continues to be a strong effort. The 2013 Chardonnay Unfiltered exhibits notes of white peach, honeysuckle and some brioche in a medium to full-bodied, lusciously fruity, rich, complex and full style. It doesn't have the minerality of the old days of the early 1980s, but this is a brilliant Chardonnay, representing one of Napa's finest efforts.'
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

NAM-1266. 13 SMITH-MADRONE SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: ‘This wine hails from a dry-farmed estate vineyard planted with 40-year-old-plus vines. An iconic place owned by the Smith brothers, this adds to their well-earned fame and reputation for elegant, interesting wines with a sense of place. Lemon and lime provide crisp, clean freshness, buoyed by apple, almond and pear, a light acidity always nearby.'
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1267. 12 BOUCHAINE BOUCHE D'OR LATE HARVEST CARNEROS CHARDONNAY half liter
Picked 2 months after the general harvest; 19% residual sugar. Oh, boy, nothing else on the planet like this one. Where do I start? Honey, apple, orange, hazelnut complex./ Apricot flan, lemon custard, vanilla creme, almond nougat. Beerenauslese sweet and great acid to balance. Off the charts. 98/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1268. 13 NEYERS CARNEROS CHARDONNAY
2012: 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-1269. 13 SHAFER RED SHOULDER RANCH CARNEROS CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 94; Vinous 93: ‘The 2013 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch is gorgeous. Lemon oil, white flowers, mint and chamomile meld together in a layered, beautifully expressive Chardonnay endowed with real class and personality. A kick of acidity on the finish keeps the flavors bright and focused throughout. This is a fabulous effort from Shafer. Most of the attention at Shafer falls on the Cabernets, and perhaps rightly so, but the estate has done a commendable job with the Chardonnay in recent years.'
How Many bottles/singles: 52.95 each

NAM-1270. 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-1271. 14 RIDGE ESTATE MONTE BELLO VINEYARD SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY
Wine Spectator 93 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: ‘Starts assertively oaky, with cedar and matchstick notes, but transitions into a more compelling elixir, offering a rich mix of pear, melon, honeydew and spice flavors as the oak recedes and lets the fruit come forth. $50.'
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1272. 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-1273. 13 VARNER HOME BLOCK SPRING RIDGE VINEYARD SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY
Parker 95: ‘A classic Chardonnay, the 2013 Chardonnay Home Block Spring Ridge Vineyard offers lots of ripe Chardonnay apple and stone fruits, white flowers, brioche and hints of minerality in its medium to full-bodied, layered and balanced profile. Slightly richer through the mid-palate than the Amphitheater, it's still clean, focused and crisp, with terrific length. It too needs a year of cellaring and will keep through 2023. $48.'
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1274. 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-1275. 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-1276. 11 CHALONE ESTATE CHALONE CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1277. 13 CHALONE ESTATE GAVILAN CHALONE CHARDONNAY
2012: 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: 18.99 each

NAM-1278. 13 ROAR SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS CHARDONNAY
Lots of oomph and oak. A powerful thing at 14.7%. Big steakhouse SLH chardonnay./ Full caramelly oak for the fans. Some malo, but the power balances the creaminess, so it's not goopy. Pretty grand stuff. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1279. 14 TALLEY BISHOP'S PEAK SAN LUIS OBISPO CHARDONNAY
Gentle oak, not yet fully integrated. Better in a few weeks (9/30/15)./ Still rather terse. Oak and fruit not yet married. Good texture. Will work out well to join a successful series. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1280. 13 TALLEY ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Vinous 91/100. My notes: That beautiful Talley skill of marrying fruit and oak, and suggesting the terroir as well. Coastal and citrusy without excess./ Spot on balance. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1281. 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

NAM-1282. 12 MELVILLE ESTATE VERNA'S SANTA BARBARA CHARDONNAY
Vinous 91: ‘Bright yellow-gold. Ripe pear, melon and sweet butter on the deeply scented nose and in the mouth. Weighty and broad but lively too, offering sappy yellow plum and poached pear flavors with a bracing jolt of bitter lemon pith. Closes smooth and long, with a zesty mineral flourish adding lift and focus. Superb value here. $22.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1283. 13 SANDHI SANTA BARBARA CHARDONNAY
2012: 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-1284. 12 BIEN NACIDO ESTATE BIEN NACIDO VINEYARD SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Vinous 96: ‘The 2012 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyards opens with extraordinary, nuanced aromatics laced with a a slight hint of reduction. Juicy apricot, peach, slate and chamomile meld together effortlessly in the glass. The 2012 is oily and viscous on the palate, yet also very much medium in body, an attractive combination to say the least. The persistent, creamy finish is a thing of beauty. This is fabulous juice. The 2012 emerges from a late 1970s planting of Clone 4 Chardonnay and spent 11 months in barrel followed by four months in tank.'
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1285. 13 ORIN SWIFT MANNEQUIN CALIFORNIA WHITE
Parker 96: ‘The 2013 Proprietary White Mannequin, which draws fruit from diverse regions of Northern California such as the Carneros Basin and the Sonoma Coast, is actually a blend of 76% Chardonnay, 8% Viognier, 6% Marsanne, 5% Grenache Blanc, 3% Muscat and 2% Roussanne. This is amazing wine, a gorgeous, full-throttle, honeyed wine with a light-gold color, oodles of tropical fruits including pineapple and mango, rose petal and floral notes, and beautifully integrated oak (aged in 40% new French oak on its lees for 11 months). This full-throttle wine is completely different and more individualistic than anything I've ever tasted. It is a magnificent, full-throttle, exuberant dry white to drink over the next 3-4 years.'
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1286. 14 L'ECOLE NO. 41 OLD VINES COLUMBIA VALLEY CHENIN BLANC
Est. 1983; vines planted in 1970s. Textural aspects of old-vines produce. Pear and melon richness, apple crispness./ Suave, smooth chenin with light melony sweetness. Altogether wholesome palate with good juiciness. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1287. 14 PINE RIDGE CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC-VIOGNIER
2013: 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-1288. 14 TERRA D'ORO CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC - VIOGNIER
Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY; Wine Enthusiast 90 - BEST BUY. My notes: 87/13. Cool, clear, open and revealing 2014. Chenin melon, viognier honeysuckle and orange blossom. Plus lemon./ Good acid. Lots of chenin melon. Well composed. Great acid for chenin. Fresh, floral, vibrant, tangy finish. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1289. 15 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY PINOT GRIS
2014: Wine & Spirits 91 - 100 BEST BUYS OF 2015: ‘Simple, forward and thoroughly delicious, this mouthwatering white has a leesy filigree framing scents of bright citrus and crisp apple. There's spring water clarity to the flavors, the texture given contour by a mineral tinge.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1290. 14 KING ESTATE ACROBAT OREGON PINOT GRIS
2013: 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-1291. 14 KING ESTATE SIGNATURE OREGON PINOT GRIS
2013: 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-1292. 14 ELK COVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: ‘Beautifully styled, this wine brings a solid blend of citrus, cucumber, tangerine and melon flavors. The length and balance are there for further aging, but the stunningly good flavors encourage near-term drinking.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1293. 14 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
Colmar clone. Sweet and plump. Nut, wax, melon, apple. New World fruit-forward appeal./ Yes, flavorful, fat, big. Fine acid. Delivers in all respects 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1294. 14 THE WHITE KNIGHT LODI PINOT GRIGIO
Tasting Panel 92: ‘Lean in for the lemon custard and honeysuckle aromas, this steady white is armed with some fancy scents and flavors. The lemon pith and vanilla custard continues its ride on the palate, honing in on almond peel and a juicy weightiness that adds to its vitality. White flowers line the path for a surface of tangerine oil on wet stone. Begs for shellfish. $12.'
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1295. 14 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: 24.99 each

NAM-1296. 10 NOVY FAMILY OLEY SWEET RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY VIOGNIER half bottle (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1297. 14 ZACA MESA ESTATE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY VIOGNIER
Powerful at 14.1%.. Viognier fruit, flower. A blast to the nostrils, really./ Oh, good honeysuckle and orange taste. Spot on. For table service. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1298. 14 MCMANIS FAMILY RIVER JUNCTION VIOGNIER
White peach, white flowers, vanilla cream. One of the best vintages./ Full peach, custard. Racy acid to balance. Near perfect. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1299. 14 TRUCHARD CARNEROS ROUSSANNE
Good and full and classic. Plump and creamy./ Yes, the proper roussanne viscosity and light peachy patina. An attractive California rendition. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1300. 14 SANS LIEGE GROUNDWORK PASO ROBLES GRENACHE BLANC
Grenache blanc is THE hot white varietal of California's South Central Coast. California's coastal climate and winemakers coax something larger than life fromvarietals that, grown in France, are more-or-less ‘vinous' in character. Good, full varietal aromas of pear, lemongrass, and verbena, with appley malic note./ Full and rightfully assertive and satisfying in texture. Good example. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1301. 13 ANNE AMIE CUVEE A WILLAMETTE VALLEY MULLER THURGAU (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1302. 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-1303. 14 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE DRY COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
Wine & Spirits 90 - BEST BUY: ‘A remarkable wine for the price, this generous riesling leads with green and yellow apple scents, with a lees and cinnamon-like accent. The flavors are simple but satisfying, balanced and irresistibly mouthwatering.'
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1304. 13 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1305. 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-1306. 13 HOGUE LATE HARVEST COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1307. 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-1308. 14 MONTINORE ESTATE SWEET RESERVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Great race and acid. Smells very fresh. No sense of sweetness./ Sweetness on the palate balanced by racy acidity and also by dry extract. Young and succulent. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1309. 13 SMITH-MADRONE ESTATE SPRING MOUNTIAN RIESLING
Wine Enthusiast 93 - EDITORS' CHOICE: ‘From 41-year-old vines on just over five estate acres, this is resiny and briny on the nose. A honey-laced creaminess at the core is tensely accentuated by vibrant acidity. Balanced and elegant, with a sunny bite of ripeness, it revels in nuances of fresh and dried apricot while lighter notes of lemon, lime and grapefruit play backup.'
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1310. 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

MICHIGAN

NAM-1312. 13 TABOR HILL LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE CABERNET FRANC
2012: 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-1313. 13 HAWTHORNE OLD MISSION PENINSULA GAMAY NOIR (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1314. 10 SHADY LANE COOP DE ROUGE LEELANAU PENINSULA RED (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1315. 12 FENN VALLEY LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE MERITAGE
Ripe, fulfilled, abundant./ Balanced. SW MI superior ripeness. Gets better and better each vintage. Oak moves to the background./ Really well balanced black fruit and oak. An accomplished MI red. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1316. 14 WYNCROFT MARLAND LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE CABERNET FRANC-CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Claret nose. Like a 14 claret, it's cool, elegant, and just ripe enough./ Good American oak influence, still a bit to the fore. No problem. Positive future here. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1317. 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-1318. WHITE PINE DUNE SHADOW MICHIGAN RED
Gold Medal - 2015 Michigan Wine Competition. 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-1319. 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-1320. 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-1321. 14 BOWERS HARBOR UNWOODED MICHIGAN CHARDONNAY
2013: 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-1322. FENN VALLEY LAKESHORE DEMI-SEC MICHIGAN WHITE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1323. 13 FENN VALLEY LATE HARVEST FENNVILLE VIGNOLES
5.3% RS. Oh, fabulous pineapple and lemon vignoles aromas./ Yes, sweet pineapple, astringent lemon peel, and great fruit acidity. The book on late harvest vignoles. Always special, this is its finest vintage to date. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1324. 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: 16.99 each

NAM-1325. ST. AMBROSE SECRET BEACH MICHIGAN WHITE
Gold Medal - Michigan Wine Competition. All vignoles, and an ideal northern Michigan take on the variety at that. Ideal citrus aromatic set./ This really delivers in flavor and sweet-tart play of tangerine and grapefruit in a semi-dry mode. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1326. 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: 9.99 each

NAM-1327. 13 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT BLANC
Rewarding degree of oomph and personality. America's finest pinot blancs continue to flow from Oregon and NW Michigan./ Yeah, body and savor. Another winner to the tune of the trophy-winning 2012 and 2011. Growth to go. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1328. 13 CHATEAU FONTAINE WOODLAND LEELANAU PENINSULA WHITE
Gold Medal - Michigan Wine Competition. 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-1329. 14 BLACK STAR FARMS ARCTUROS MICHIGAN PINOT GRIS
Capella, Montague Estate, and Montana Rusa vineyards. Good vintage of this. Pinot gris full apple, nut, melon. Go for it./ Great flavor, acid, texture. Everything I want. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1330. 14 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT GRIS
Full and rightful Leelanau pinot gris. Rich and concentrated in a cool year./ Yes, rich and round. Almost sweet. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1331. 14 LAURENTIDE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT GRIS
Best of Show - International Eastern Wine Competition. Oh, yes, a sweet nose of cool apple, pear, quince. Full./ Full and sweet fruited on the palate, with acid to balance. The padding of pinot gris modulates the acidity. Delish. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1332. 12 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY TALE FEATHERS VINEYARD OLD MISSION PENINSULA PINOT GRIS
A rich, creamy aroma and feel. Alsace leanings./ Good form and power. Dry and statuesque. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1333. (15) LEFT FOOT CHARLEY MURMUR MICHIGAN WHITE
2012: Pinot gris, pinot blanc, chardonnay, and a little gewurz. A wonder. Panache and range of appeals. A little gewurz goes a long way. Everything lovely./ Dry, youthful, a little reticent (in mid April). LFC has the texture down. Another great effort. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1334. 14 45 NORTH LEELANAU PENINSULA WHITE
Double Gold Medal (unanimous golds from the panel of four) at this year's Michigan Wine Competition, this superstar semi-dry white is crafted of vidal, la crescent, pinot gris, and riesling. Fresh citrus nose. Racy and engaging. Beautifully crafted./ Crisp, bright, tingly, fresh, balanced. Light RS cut through by cool-climate acidity. Great. Best vintage of this cuvee I've tasted. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1335. 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: 16.99 each

NAM-1336. 14 LAURENTIDE EMERGENCE LEELANAU PENINSULA WHITE
Composed of chardonnay, riesling, and pinot gris. Great execution here at displaying aromatic profiles of both chardonnay and riesling in tandem./ Oh, this is full, juicy, and bright, its light sweetness fully foiled by cool-climate fruit acidity. Has it all. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1337. 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-1338. 14 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY THE MISSING SPIRE MICHIGAN RIESLING
Silver Medal - Michigan Wine Competition. Apple blossom airs of youth. Right and crisp./ Fragrant. Great sweet-acid balance. This is going to broaden and deepen and take on more complexity over the coming months. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1339. 13 MACKINAW TRAIL LATE HARVEST MICHIGAN RIESLING
2012: 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-1340. 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-1341. 14 CHATEAU FONTAINE DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
Good riesling fruit character and the stoniness of the dry style./ Not a severe dryness. Good tenderness, balance. Deliciously balanced food wine. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1342. 14 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
2013: 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-1343. 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-1344. 14 LAURENTIDE SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
6% RS. Sweet, spicy, snappy, all. Great mineral etch, race./ Full of extract. Vigorous acid. Bright, appley, young. Well balanced. Wow! 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1345. 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-1346. 13 SHADY LANE ESTATE SEMI-DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
My panel awarded it a silver medal. I lobbied for gold. Sweet, deep, peachy riesling nose./ Cool and fresh peach taste. Like biting into a northern-grown fresh, just-ripe red haven peach in season. Great acid, sweet-acid balance. Long, refreshing aftertaste. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1347. 13 2 LADS LATE HARVEST FOUCH VINEYARD OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1348. 14 CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE LATE HARVEST MICHIGAN RIESLING
Est. 1974; 4% RS. Really abundant peach-apricot riesling aroma set./ This repeats on the palate. Fine sweetness-acidity balance. Very seductive. I can see why so many customers call for it. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1349. 12 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY 7TH HILL VINEYARD OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1350. 13 WYNCROFT MARLAND LATE HARVEST LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE RIESLING
Full, with positive granola bouquet development./ Sweetness curbed by Pfalz like grain bin and body. Clear riesling tawny peach. Bold, large. Impressive craftsmanship. Fine wine. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1351. 12 WHITE PINE MICHIGAN TRAMINETTE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1352. 15 TABOR HILL DRY LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE TRAMINETTE
Pungent and powdery. Good nasal texture, burnish. Powderpuff and barbershop aromas. Zesty./ Yes. This has full varietal character. Aeration really opens it up. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1353. 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-1354. 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-1355. 11 GOOD HARBOR SMALL BATCH LEELANAU PENINSULA GEWURZTRAMINER (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Scented. Rose. Glycerol. Barbershop tonic./ Wow, this runs deep. Good bitterness. Has the assets. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each (20% off this price)

OHIO

NEW YORK

NAM-1358. 13 BOUNDARY BREAKS OVID LANE NORTH FINGER LAKES RIESLING
4 clones. Shale, lime, sandstone, mica soils. Kabinett style. Not much bouquet formation yet./ Good, classic flavor, acid, feel, balance, sweetness. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1359. 14 DR. KONSTANTIN SEMI DRY FINGER LAKES RIESLING
Wine & Spirits 92 - BEST BUY: ‘An inviting citrus scent leads into a semi-dry white that's much warmer and rounder than the nose would suggest. The flavors have a pleasing breadth despite its racy, focused through-line. Give it a little time to come together, then serve with chicken paprikash.'
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

CANADA

NAM-1361. 14 PELEE ISLAND ONTARIO CABERNET FRANC
The label's five-lined skink is the only lizard found on Pelee Island. Better than the 2013. Richer fruit. Full northern elegance. Oh, just a jewel! Full charm. Deep, penetrating, pure, and claret like. Raspberry, bramble, seeds, sweet fruit./ Yes, all pure and suave and elegant. Soo silky, finely burnished. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1362. 13 CAVE SPRING NIAGARA PENINSULA RIESLING ICE WINE half bottle
Wine Enthusiast 94 - EDITORS' CHOICE: ‘Smooth as silk and deeply concentrated, this outstanding icewine offers pressed apple, peach, pear, apricot and papaya fruit in a seamless, dense and immensely flavorful core. A streak of butter and honey carries it into a long, splendid finish. $60.'
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1363. 13 JACKSON-TRIGGS RESERVE NIAGARA PENINSULA VIDAL ICE WINE quarter bottle
Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1364. 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-1365. 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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