updated 12-29-18
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NAM-1002. 15 CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL WASHINGTON CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Dark, deep, spicy. Lightly oak burnished. Rich fruit. No WA shrillness./ Yes, lush cremes and succulent hard candies. Wow! Combo of WA acidity and CA richness. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1003. 13 REVELRY COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
All French oak, 20% new. Dionysis, Walla Walla, and Red Mountain vineyards. Round, rich, deep, textured, excellent./ Full power at 13.8%. Full texture. Balance of all. Year in, year out, my favorite Revelry wine. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1004. 16 SUBSTANCE COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 92: ‛The wine offers up classic aromas of crushed cassis, loamy soil and pencil lead. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, layered and flavorful, with chewy but ripe tannins and succulent balancing acids, concluding with good length. Considering the scale of this cuvée and the pittance it commands, it's a remarkable achievement.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1005. 13 WATCHDOG ROCK COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Dark, full, and really loaded for the price. Mostly about Washington‛s dark-fruited take on cabernet sauvignon. Some oak highlights come forth with aeration./ Really solid WA cabernet build. Lots of material here. Weighty and mouthfilling. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1006. 16 CANOE RIDGE THE EXPEDITION HORSE HEAVEN HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Oh, HHH sweet, intense, and fruity-spicy. Good oak component. Surging, 3D, complex./ Firm core of oak enveloped with sweet fruit and wood cremes. Suggests the northern latitude without any tartness. Well oaked. Perfectly well made wine. Smartly made wine. High quality. Will be popular. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1007. 15 AIRFIELD ESTATES YAKIMA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine & Spirits 91 - Year's Best American Cabernets: 'This lean cabernet shows off the cool side of Yakima in its conifer scents and dark inky color, with an elegant line of black-currant fruit supported by a firm spine of tannins. Serve it with a black-and-blue steak.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1008. 14 AIRFIELD ESTATES RESERVE YAKIMA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
20 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. Deep, oaky, and old vines concentrated. Great oak class, complexity, third dimension, and it doesn‛t dominant the fruit./ Yes, noble oak and fabulous cabernet fruit expression in harmony. Lots of oak and fruit cremes. Grand Vin! 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1009. 15 DOUBLE CANYON HORSE HEAVEN HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Phinny Hill, Champoux, and Destiny Ridge vineyards. 10% syrah, 5% petit verdot. 14 months in barrels, 20% new French, 10% new American. 14%. A beauty. Clarity, class, appeal. Sweet black fruit. Light oak./ Sweet fruit and oak in a very inviting presentation. This will win the heart of many wine lovers. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1010. 16 BERINGER BOURBON BARREL AGED CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1011. 17 GRAYSON LOT 11 CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2016: Rich and dark fruited. Big time delivery for price./ Some oak in here too. Sweet, candied cherry. Full. Delivers value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1012. 16 LAYER CAKE BOURBON BARREL AGED CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1013. 17 ROBERT MONDAVI PRIVATE SELECTION BOURBON BARREL AGED CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1014. 15 LYETH FLEUR DE LYETH CALIFORNIA RED
Petit verdot, malbec, cab sauv, cab franc, merlot, carmenere. Rich, warm, and right Lyeth and northern Sonoma sort. Always the good oak too. In style./ Yes, warmth, spices, generosity. Little tannin. Total appeal! 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1015. 15 Z. ALEXANDER BROWN UNCAGED CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Tasting Panel 94: ‛With grapes hailing from Lodi, Mendocino, San Bernabe, and the Alexander Valley that are aged in French and American oak, the aromas are n alluring array of brown-sugared plums, nutmeg, and cocoa beans. Balanced acidity and a perfume that lingers on the nose and palate create an impressive mouthfeel of tart spice, and dark cherry sweetness. A hint of cinnamon plays well with mocha coffee notes, creating an expansiveness to the dramatic finish. Bravo! $20.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1016. 15 GUENOC VICTORIAN NORTH COAST CLARET
Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This wine has has a great core of dark-fruit flavors and dark chocolate, a firmly tannic texture that makes it appetizing, and nice balance. It's a very solid dinner wine that doesn't have to be the center of attention. $18.'
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1017. 14 MARIETTA ESTATE ARME NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Vinous 92/100. My notes: 86% cab sauv, 7% malbec, 5% merlot, 2% petit verdot. Aged 20 months in barrels. 14.8%. Very fresh cabernet sort with a Med varietal specialist‛s savory warmth and richness. Neither California nor Euro oriented. Its own thing. Black fruit, blackberry, oak./ Rich and large and lush. Nothing 2014 reserved about it. Sprawling and fine. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1018. 15 THE RULE NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Fresh and logically North Coast cabernet combo of Lake and Mendocino characters plus good oak. Rich and deep. It is oaky but more about fruit concentration. Berry and plum./ Yes, plenty of good oak. It‛s full, very lush and deep, dark fruited. Total harmony. Delivers in all respects. Yes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1019. 16 AERENA RED HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
By makers of Blackbird. Vineyards at 2400 feet. All cab sauv, 9 months in seasoned French barrels. Lake mellow and sweet with Red Hills pure black fruit clarity. Lovely cabernet blackberry definition. Deep, dark, spicy. Red Hills is special terroir. Very spicy and appealing./ Yes, sample open 2 days and all the nicer for it. Boy, Red Hills dark and rich. Soil inflected. Pretty awesome stuff. Intense, and really specific to the AVA. Wonderful Lake County softness with Red Hills depth. Everything extremely well crafted. Positive oak notions. Great berry purity. Blackberries plus. Lasting oak and fruit flavors. Sweet and spicy. No tannin issues. Long and complex. 92+/100, at least.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1020. 14 DANCING CROW RED HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
From the Beckstoffer tract. 9% merlot, 5% petite sirah. Aged 6 months in French oak. Ideal, sweet, bright Lake County take on cabernet. Lake softness and 2014 elegance. Lovely./ Full and intense. The consummate Red Hills cabernet. Light oak. Everything fits together right. Hallmark; wine of place, wine of vintage. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1021. 14 BUENA VISTA THE COUNT FOUNDER‛S SONOMA RED
Merlot, syrah, pinot meunier, zinfandel, cab sauv, petite sirah, malbec. 12 months in French and Hungarian oak. Very dark and bright fruit with lovely oak. Perfect pitch./ Yes, fine, juicy, padded red fruit and oak influence. Sweet spot. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1022. 16 SEBASTIANI GRAVEL BED SONOMA RED
2013: Parker 97: 'The 2013 Gravel Bed Proprietary Red is a Bordeaux blend which I assume is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon. It comes from the rockiest sites that Sebastiani owns in Sonoma County. This is a spectacular wine, with blueberry and blackberry fruit, some notes of gravel (as the name suggests), full-bodied opulence, and a multi-layered, almost skyscraper-like mouthfeel, yet it is light on its feet for such great intensity and richness. This is a stunner and another tour de force from winemaker Mark Lyon. This full-bodied classic should drink well for 25-30 years. Now-2046. $35.'
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1023. 15 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
83% cab sauv, plus the other four claret varieties. 14%. Mmm. Full of fruit and oak and ALV warmth and power. Fabulous blackberry cabernet display./ Yes, packed and powerful and woody. Always. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1024. 13 ARBIOS ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2013 all the way. Mass and class. ALV dominating warmth. Billowing. Full throttle./ Awesome. Oodles of everything. All over the place. Warmth and power. Giant. Wine of place. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1025. 16 EDGE ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
By Signorello. 87% cab sauv, 10% cab franc, 3% malbec. Oh, very pretty, elegant, and fresh for ALV. Napa hand shows. Nothing hot or roti about it. Full ripe fruit charm./ Sweet and charming both. The right direction to take. Has a unique combination of largesse, creme richness, and discretion. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1026. 15 BLACKSMITH DRY CREEK VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
20 months in oak barrels. 14.5%. Lovely, black, cool, haunting. Yes, DCV ripe but not DCV heated. Instead, cool menthol overtones./ Yes, rich and haunting, cool and fabulous. Has it all. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1027. 14 DRY CREEK VINEYARD DRY CREEK VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 92: 'This well-made wine, blended with small percentages of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot, is an astounding value. Currant and cranberry notes and an underbelly of tannins play together in a smooth texture of rich concentration. $26.'
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

FR-1028. 17 SAINT AMOUR GRAND CRU VIEILLES VIGNES, DOMAINE DES CHERS
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1029. 13 RODNEY STRONG ESTATE KNIGHTS VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Vinous 93: 'Smoke, game, tobacco, licorice, black cherry jam and cloves hit the palate in the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley. The 2013 offers notable depth and intensity in a virile, potent style that reflects the personality of both the vintage and Knights Valley. This is a gorgeous wine from Rodney Strong.'
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1030. 16 ATLAS PEAK NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015: Mountain large and sunny, sweet fruit./ Adventurous, exciting, mountain intense fruit and oak richness. Mountain power. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

NAM-1031. 14 CAYMUS NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 94: 'The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley has a dense opaque purple color, a kiss of blackberry and cassis fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel with ripe tannin and a long finish. It is very Caymus in its immediate accessibility, but has plenty of staying power and depth. This is lush, full, intense and pure. Drink it over the next 15 or so years. Now-2031.'
How Many bottles/singles: 79.95 each

NAM-1032. 16 CHAPPELLET SIGNATURE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2014: Really good. More open and sweeter than usual./ Soy, so fruity and appealing. Astonishing. Oak in balance. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 64.95 each

NAM-1033. 16 AUSTIN HOPE PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Aged in French oak barrels, 75% new; 14 months. Big, rich, generous Paso, oak, barrel time. Darker and more framed than the 2015./ Pepper, raspberry, blackberry, ripe currant. Fabulously fine oak, balance, power at 15%. Huge pleasure. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1034. 15 AUSTIN HOPE PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 97: 'Vintner Austin Hope, whose family is intertwined in the rise of Paso Robles, spent years working to release a wine of this caliber. Dark and thick in the glass, aromas of black currant and blueberry meet with roasted coffee, chocolate syrup and baked plum on the wondrous nose. The palate is soft and extremely expressive, with blueberry, black pepper, firm midpalate tannins and a finish that's redolent of cappuccino candies.'
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1035. 17 DAOU PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2016: Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This is a great way to experience the richness of Daou without hurting the bank account too much. Hedonistic aromas of candied black cherry, caramel, vanilla cake and cola lead into a rich and powerful palate that's soft in texture and lively with exotic plum and black currant flavors.'
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1036. 14 EMERSON BROWN NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The Oakville vineyard was sold, so now fruit for this cuvee is sourced from several valley AVAs. Fresh and elegant 2014, and still showing a classy southern AVA lineage. Nicely applied light oak./ Young and tannic yet. Yes, youthful grip. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1037. 13 FREEMARK ABBEY NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 92+: 'The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Freemark Abbey's generic bottling from Napa, is a brilliant example, and at $50, a heck of a value. It is also one of their larger cuvees at 24,332 cases. A blend of 75.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.9% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, this wine spent nearly 26 months in oak. Opaque purple in color, it exhibits beautiful blackberry and blackcurrant fruit with hints of white chocolate, allspice and tobacco leaf. It is rich, full-bodied, seriously concentrated, and has 2013's relatively serious structure and tannic clout. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30 years. 2019-2050. $50.'
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1038. 14 GOLDSCHMIDT YARDSTICK RUTH'S REACH NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Vineyards in Rutherford and Oakville. Very nicely crafted. Wonderful Napa classic, fine oak. Not overly powerful or strident like some of Goldschmidt‛s Alexander Valley cabernets./ Kiss of class oak, sweetness. Lovely Napa wine. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1039. 13 HEITZ NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Aged a year in large cooperage and 2 years in Limousin oak barrels. Heitz traditional and 2013 large. 14.5%. Pure, complex, poised , confident./ Yeah, more power, volume, and reserve than the great 2012. More backward. More age potential. 96+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 57.95 each

NAM-1040. 15 JAMIESON RANCH DOUBLE LARIAT NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2014: Parker 91: 'The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Lariat displays plenty of sweet black cherry and cassis fruit, velvety, light tannins, medium to full body and an up-front, consumer-friendly style that begs for consumption over the next 7-10 years. This is no wimpy offering at 14.7% natural alcohol and may actually last far past a decade. It's a sleeper of the vintage and a reasonably good value from Napa. Now-2026. $65.'
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1041. 14 JAX Y3 TAUREAU NAPA VALLEY RED
Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This is an impressive blend of 45% Merlot with 25% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah from Stagecoach Vineyard and 10% Biale Zinfandel. It comes together seamlessly in a twist of structured blackberry, leathery tannin and tomato leaf, priced to be enjoyed by many.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1042. 15 KULETO INDIA INK NAPA RED (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2014: 45% syrah, 28% cab sauv, 22% merlot, 3% malbec, 2% petit verdot. 17 months in French, American, and Hungarian oak, 33% new. Very powerful and woody. Strong winemaker statement. Steak house wine. Full and good oak./ Long on wood, power, fruit. Not without 2014's cool demeanor though. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1043. 13 LAIRD ESTATE BIG RANCH NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
25% merlot. Elegant fruit and fine oak. Racy. Shows its Oakville origins. Full and rich, complete 13 Napa cabernet of power, range, class, depth, richness, and oak integration./ 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-1044. 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-1045. 17 THE PRISONER NAPA VALLEY RED
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

NAM-1046. 14 STACK HOUSE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 93/100 - Best Value. My notes: 80% cab sauv, 13% petit verdot, 7% merlot. 23 months in French oak, 55% new. Sweet and modern. Michel Rolland influence, quality./ Yes, creme, oak, maple. Quite the Parker style. Sweetish, succulent. Wide appeal. A smooth entry into the world of premium Napa Valley cabernet. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1047. 13 HAYFORK ST. HELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Deep, luxurious, St. Helena mid-valley rich. Grand oak embellishments. Thorough 13 power and glory. Total./ Yes, total saturation, complexity, beefiness of 13, power, sweetness, texture. Has it all. 98+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 84.95 each

NAM-1048. 15 SANCTUARY RUTHERFORD CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Spectator 90: 'Elegant and pleasantly understated, with a supple mix of creamy oak, currant, black licorice and dark berry flavors, maintaining a mix of charm and finesse. Drink now through 2030. $40.'
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1049. 13 TRES SABORES PERSPECTIVE RUTHERFORD CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Purple-black./ Uplift and elegance as well a near-essence concentration. Power, fruit, volume, blackness, depth. And oak sophistication./ Oak more prominent on the palate: class oak, spicy oak. Plenty of 2013 sweet fruit, extract, texture, tannin. Total Rutherford cabernet. Grand Vin. 98+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 72.95 each

NAM-1050. 14 EMERSON BROWN III MICHAELS ESTATE OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Fabulous oak display and Oakville class. Big and concentrated. Yes, really big./ Elegant oak and Oakville fruit statements. Like the Napa cuvee, this too is tannic. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 72.95 each

NAM-1051. 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-1052. 14 SMITH-MADRONE ESTATE SPRING MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 91 - CELLAR SELECTION: 'This is a concentrated wine made with 8% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot within the blend, a restrained take on mountain-grown fruit and tannin. Cassis, red currant and cedar persist within a framework of tart acidity and balanced oak, the structure suggestive of further aging. Enjoy best 2024 through 2034.'
How Many bottles/singles: 52.95 each

NAM-1053. 13 HESS COLLECTION ESTATE 19 BLOCK MOUNTAIN CUVEE MOUNT VEEDER RED
Parker 93: 'The 2013 Proprietary Red 19 Block Mountain Cuvee is a blend of 61% Malbec, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Syrah, all from the estate on Mt. Veeder. This blend has worked well, exhibiting an opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of incense, camphor, blackberry, licorice and a touch of espresso. It is full-bodied and concentrated, but with supple tannins and a roundness and juiciness - even for a 2013. This should age nicely for at least 10 or more years. $40.'
How Many bottles/singles: 35.99 each

NAM-1054. 12 MOUNT EDEN ESTATE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Underground Wine Letter - OUTSTANDING PLUS; Parker 94; Vinous 94: 'The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, intense wine that tastes much riper than the 13% stated on the label. Black cherry jam, plum, game, mocha, licorice and dark spices are all pushed forward. I would prefer to give the 2012 at least a few years in bottle to shed some baby fat. $70.'
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

NAM-1055. 16 HAHN CENTRAL COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
80% cab sauv, 18% merlot, 2% malbec. Real fruit and fortitude. And oak./ Yes, pretty darn husky, bulky. Mouthfilling cabernet and oak flavors, as well as full texture. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1056. 16 SMITH & HOOK CENTRAL COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'Always one of the more compelling bottlings for the price each year, this vintage shows deep plum, black cherry and vanilla on the welcoming nose. The mouthfeel is impressively thick and the firm texture quite gravelly, carrying flavors of black fruit, roast beef and black pepper. $25.'
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1057. 15 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%. works. It's ripe, spicy, savory. Some of that bourbon barrel char./ Sweet, spicy, savory. Certainly from the warmer part of the valley. Well crafted. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1058. 14 DONATI PAICINES CLARET
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‛Four Bordeaux varieties work as a team in this bottling to deliver aromas of blackberry jam, caramel, roasted cocoa, peppercorn and dark soil. There's great cohesion to the palate, where black cherry, hints of root beer and purple flowers ride buoyant acidity and chalky tannins. $18.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1059. 14 BERINGER THE WAYMAKER PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Tasting Panel 91: '56% syrah based red from Camatta Hills. Even with its plush, juicy core, rustic coffee tannins intercede gracefully for a dry palate. Deep blackberry weaves through mocha-kissed leather. Complex, original and impressive. $28.'
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1060. 15 SEAN MINOR 4B PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Paso fruit warmth without pruniness. An attractively moderate approach in 2015, including a sensible alcohol level. Deepens and persists as it airs./ Yes, sweet and open hearted. One of the most appealing in the series at an early age. Wine of place too. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1061. 15 TALLEY BISHOPS PEAK PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
100% cabernet. From Ancient Peaks' Santa Margarita vineyard. Super quality written all over it. The oak, the fruit, the ripeness. Bulking up since the last time I tried it. Building to the power and majesty of the 2013./ Oh, man. The oak, the fruit, the harmony, the delivery. All over the place now. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1062. 17 VARNER FOXGLOVE PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2016: Paso rich and Varner measured. In style, and one of the best vintages of this./ Yes, great acid and vigor of a Varner crafted wine. In tune with the series. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1063. 15 LUCAS & LEWELLEN VALLEY VIEW VINEYARD SANTA YNEZ VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2013: 14.5%. Deep, velvety, ripe, and woody. Ample cabernet for this AVA./ Yes, fruit, spice, plumpness, and wood edge of taste and tannin. Balanced and generous. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1064. 16 RACK & BARREL RESERVE BOURBON BARREL AGED LODI CABERNET SAUVIGNON
4 months in barrels. Good sweet red Lodi fruit. Fine and light oak./ Measured oak. The bourbon aspect is subtle. Sweet, appealing Lodi take on cabernet. Yes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1065. 14 CAMP SONOMA CABERNET FRANC
Fresh, with 2014 fruit charm. Light oak elegance too. Good cab franc style, weight./ Oh, boy, oodles of berry pastille flavor. Full charm. Logical and well crafted California cab franc. Something not often encountered. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1066. 16 IRONSTONE LODI CABERNET FRANC
2015: Logical. Lodi sweet, cab franc discreet red raspberry. Wine of place and grape./ Yeah, sweet, good acid, frame. Gotta have it. It works. 15 elegance. Excellent. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1067. 14 GORDON ESTATE COLUMBIA VALLEY MERLOT (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2013: Developing a very warm and ripe savor, especially for a Washington merlot. Likely thanks to a long sojourn in barrel./ Yes, lots of positive barrel contributions. Astonishingly bargain. 91/100. List price: $30.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1068. 16 SEVEN HILLS WINERY WALLA WALLA VALLEY MERLOT
14.4%; est. 1988. One powerful, loaded, heavy duty merlot. Talks the Walla Walla talk. So generous./ Yes, sweet and strong and concentrated. Now come forth great barrel qualities of oak, caramel, char. Full concentration here. Lots to offer. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1069. 13 FITCH MOUNTAIN CELLARS KNIGHTS VALLEY MERLOT
By Optima Estate. Sweet cedar and black fruit. Dark for merlot./ Berry liqueur taste. Exotic wood perfumes. Full seduction. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1070. 14 FLORA SPRINGS NAPA VALLEY MERLOT
Wine Spectator 92/100. My notes: Totally different style from any other red today. Very smoky, toasty oak. And very good. Southern Napa fruit clarity too./ Sweet and velvety fruit and oak cremes. Great acid. Romantic, elegant, silky. Fine tannin in back. Fabulous merlot, one of the best of the tasting season. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1071. 10 JASON-STEPHENS ESTATE SANTA CLARA VALLEY MERLOT (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1072. 15 ANCIENT PEAKS PASO ROBLES MERLOT
All Ancient Peaks are from Santa Margarita Ranch. Originally planted by Robert Mondavi. Dark colored, dark fruited, sweet. Black cherry. Black, black cherry. Merlot on steroids. Paso intense. No prune, no raisin. Just totally ripe, sweet, giving merlot cherry fruit./ Paso ripe black, black cherry. Good wood complex, which gives extra dimension, cut, character. Champion. Complete Paso merlot package. Gotta hand it to them. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1073. 15 FORCE OF NATURE RABBLE MOSSFIRE RANCH PASO ROBLES MERLOT
All merlot. Fresh and bright. Deep and woody. Exotic and complex wood range of sandalwood and cedar, plus plentiful black fruit./ Yes, abundant and juicy black fruit, Paso sweet and ripe. Juicy acid. Great richness and texture; body and pride. Generous flavor. All. Complex and long finish. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1074. 13 YORKVILLE CELLARS RENNIE VINEYARD YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS PETIT VERDOT
Oh, the sweet joy of it all. So pure. Defines petit verdot./ Yes, cool and racy like a 14. Very fine tannins. Roti warmth of 2013 at the end. 92/100. List price: $30.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1075. 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. Robust, giving, large, cool, racy black fruit./ Impressive sweet airs, complexity, intensity./ Oh, boy, fruit pastille, cool and purple, clear and lovely. Unique spice and fruit and wood. Full savor range. Best CA malbec I've tasted. Elegance, grace, race, texture. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1076. 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-1077. 15 A TO Z THE ESSENCE OF OREGON PINOT NOIR
Wine & Spirits 92 - BEST BUY: 'A to Z's 2015 is a compelling melange of fruit and bramble, with a bosky scent of violets, clove and sous bois. Those savory notes sit comfortably in the background; the dark strawberry and cherry flavors are generous, vibrant and insistent, the texture rich yet fine. Drinking beautifully now, it's a steal for quality Oregon pinot.'
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1078. 16 ELOUAN OREGON PINOT NOIR
Rich Joe Wagner (Caymus) style, including good, lush oak component. Big time success. Gives and gives./ Light reduction and brett. High OR acid. 16 raciness over Wagner richness. So it's rather bi-polar on the palate still. I trust it to even out with a few more weeks in bottle. 91+/100. Tasted 10/3/18.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1079. 16 ERATH OREGON PINOT NOIR
2015: Est. 1967. Very high toned. Violets and other flowers. Cherry and cherry blossom./ Balanced composition of acid and fruit sweetness. Oregon freshness, vintage ripeness. Long, even aftertaste. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1080. 15 KING ESTATE ACROBAT OREGON PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 90: 'Aromatically complex with hints of dusty compost, peat moss and coffee grounds, this moves gracefully into a lively palate. Orange and lemon peel, black tea and juicy acids highlight a red berry core. This is a totally gulpable and thoroughly delicious young Pinot.'
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1081. 15 SOTER PLANET OREGON OREGON PINOT NOIR
In youth, pretty tight and surly for 2015. House style. With aeration, it sweetens up. Now more open and revealing yet still with Oregon structure over fruit./ Yes, sweet fruit of 2015 plus Oregon acidity and style. A good rep for sure. Plays its role to the hilt. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1082. 13 WINDY BAY OREGON PINOT NOIR
Racy, deep, spicy, developing./ Rich, racy, and spicy indeed. Sweet fruit finish. A deal. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1083. 16 APOLLONI WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2015: Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛This elegant wine appeals from the first sniff to the last lingering flavors. Vibrant in color, it tastes of rose petals, raspberries and cocoa powder. Supple and balanced, it shows impressive structure and length, with hints of citrus. Drink now through the mid-2020's.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1084. 17 DROUHIN CLOUDLINE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2016: Clear, cool, precise Drouhin and 2016 styles. Logical. Yes, sweet and insistent./ Indeed, elegance, flow, 2016 equilibrium. All concurs. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1085. 15 DOMAINE DROUHIN DUNDEE HILLS PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 91: ‛Vibrant and harmonious, with floral raspberry and savory sassafras flavors that glide along a gentle but structured finish. Drink now through 2024. $45.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1086. 17 ADELSHEIM WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2016: Fresh, cool, bright cherry pinot nose. Little oak apparent at this juncture./ Fuller and more tannic than expected. Cool, penetrating Oregon pinot cherry and licorice. Now some light oak comes forth on the finish. Good age potential. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1087. 13 ERMISCH ERENDIRA'S RISE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Winemaker Robert Brittan. Eola-Amity Hills & Yamhill-Carlton zones; Dijon, Pommard, Swan clones; 1 yr in barrels. Attractively rich, sweet, and spicy nose if short of the 2012's abundance./ Oh, but big-time sweet fruit and spicy oak on the palate, which closes in on the 2012's amplitude. Yeah, a winner once again, and a stellar achievement in 2013. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 35.99 each

NAM-1088. 16 EVESHAM WOOD EOLA - AMITY HILLS PINOT NOIR
Full and fine. The race of 2016 Oregon pinot. Just right balance of pinot sweetness and Oregon tartness./ Yes, sweet and ripe. Barrel seasoning without obvious oakiness. Great acid and texture invite food. Similar in style to the sold-out Willamette Valley bottling and offering more in every respect. Fine value. 92/100+. List price: $40.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1089. 16 GOODFELLOW WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2015: 15 months in French oak barrels. Medium dark./ Pure Oregon pinot. No herb, no tea. Sweet and clear. Admirable./ Flavorful, well textured. Fine, fine tannin cling. Good acid. Understated oak seasonings. Very clear varietal definition. Food-worthy for sure. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1090. 17 GROCHAU COMMUTER CUVEE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2016: Yes, 16 balance, silky texture, proper ripeness with OR weight./ Cherry and pit flavors are delicious and carry through on a long aftertaste, which reveals a little oak too. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1091. 17 ILLAHE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Chinook for 'earth'. Wild yeasts. Oregon sleekness, vintage richness. Ideal 2017 Oregon pinot noir. With aeration, it comes on big time./ Yes, full and broad. Balanced, fruity, deep, tasty. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1092. 16 KINGS RIDGE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Fresh, crisp, dark, tailored 16. Good price./ Sweet and gentle with good acid and light tannin. Balance and appeal 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1093. 17 MAISON L'ENVOYE STRAIGHT SHOOTER WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2016: 12 months in French oak barrels. Rich and ripe and full for 16 Willamette. Whoa, so large and sweet./ 16 acid, silk texture, race. Really ripe, positive acidity. The right poise. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1094. 15 MONTINORE ESTATE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
10 months in barrels, 20% new. Crisp, and similar to the 14. Ideal OR pinot./ More tannin than expected. Good acid. Lots of acid. Needs time to settle down. Sweet finish. 91+/100. (Tasted 1/17)
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1095. 15 MONTINORE ESTATE RESERVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Vineyard established in 1982; one of the oldest. 1/3 new barrels. Admirable oak and fruit statements. Richness of 15. Pretty awesome stuff./ OR proper body, good acid. Plenty of room for growth. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1096. 17 PATRICIA GREEN RESERVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
30% from four Dundee Hills sites, vine age 18-44 years; 35% from the estate; 35% from Freedom Hill Vineyard. Fuller and richer and oakier than the 2016 even. For real./ Yes, full and broad and deep and flavorful. Just right acid. Already completely formed, it will earn more complexity with bottle age. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1097. 15 PONZI TAVOLA WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'Stunningly good for an entry-level Pinot Noir, this new Tavola gets the sort of care generally reserved for reserves. Native yeast fermentation and almost a year in 20% new French oak is where it starts; then a barrel selection is made and it's bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep flavors emphasize black fruits, with a dash of pepper highlighting the finish.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1098. 17 PURPLE HANDS LONE OAK RANCH WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2015 Willamette Valley: Fermented by wild yeasts. Unfined, unfiltered. Deep and spicy and fine 2015 rep, with Oregon race./ Yes, sweety fruity 15 with Oregon raspy peels nature too. Fine. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1099. 16 ST. INNOCENT VILLAGES WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Bright, racy, sleek, classic 16. Oh, this is so clear and burnished. I love it./ Yeah, flavor, texture--everything hangs together just right. Low or no oak. Good OR pinot noir ripeness to the 16 degree. Spot on. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1100. 15 SEVEN OF HEARTS WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Rich and ripe and spicy. Peels too. Fabulous 15 nose./ Spicy fruit and bitter peel. Tannin, grip. Fine future. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1101. 16 STOLLER ESTATE DUNDEE HILLS PINOT NOIR
Cherry, tar, and light game. A comer in 2016. Rich and deep pinot fruit./ Full. Some Oregon pinot tartness. Again, cherry, tea, and game. 16 form. Good ager thanks to its acidity and dry matter. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1102. 16 THE FOUR GRACES WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2015: Wine Spectator 93: ‛An expressive and supple version, with a complex core of lively tannins and acidity, plus accents of black cherry, cinnamon and spice that linger toward the minerally finish. Drink now through 2024. $32.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1103. 15 TORII MOR WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1104. 16 WALNUT CITY WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
A close young Oregon pinot style. Surely correct for this stage./ Oh, very, very bright, crisp Oregon pinot cherry and peel character. What Oregon pinot is all about. Great acid, light glycerol. Begs for food. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1105. 17 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS WHOLE CLUSTER WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2016: Fresh, rich, definite whole cluster style that is in tune with the series and with 2016./ Nice and sweet and discreet 2016. Fine year for this approach. Spicy aftertaste. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1106. 16 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS RESERVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1107. 15 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS ESTATE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1108. 15 CHERRY PIE 3 VINEYARDS CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Monterey, Sonoma, Santa Barbara. Lovely composition. A pinot beauty clearly of cool climate origins and fully ripe./ Sweet up front and lightly tart in back. Flows nicely. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1109. 15 MCMANIS FAMILY CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Unusually, dry, dark, structured, and sleek for this series. No oak on top. Markedly Euro oriented./ Good acid, juice. Food wine. Appetite whetting. Full and good pinot tart cherry. Will soften and spread out nicely. Well liked by the group. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1110. 16 SALMON CREEK CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
2014: 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-1111. 14 ADLER FELS SANTA BARBARA-SONOMA PINOT NOIR
74-26. Sweet and expansive for 14 and Santa Barbara. Loves its bottle age. Spicy, black, padded, vigorous./ Yes, spicy, juicy black cherry pulp with great Santa Barbara acidity. Balanced and long. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1112. 16 PINE RIDGE FOREFRONT SAN LUIS OBISPO - MONTEREY PINOT NOIR
2014: 84-16. Fresh, cool, and crunchy pinot typical for its origins. Right, and well poised. Racier and less bulky than the 2013./ Oh, lovely, cool, sweet pinot with good power and follow-through. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1113. 14 JOEL GOTT SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1114. 16 MEIOMI MONTEREY-SANTA BARBARA-SONOMA PINOT NOIR
2015: Fruity and friendly with crisp elegant 15 edge. House and vintage styles./ Yeah, sweetly fruity without being sweet. Nailed it. Spot on. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1115. 16 COPAIN TOUS ENSEMBLE MENDOCINO PINOT NOIR
2015: Tasting Panel 92: 'A harmonious blend of four vineyards; silky texture and bright cherry fruit with subtle notes of oak; a tangy, elegant finish that invites another sip. $28.'
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1116. 13 CHAMP DE REVES ANDERSON VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Aged 9 months in French oak barrels, 1/3 new. Boy, when this crossed my desk last week, one whiff told me I was on to something special here. Anderson Valley is well known for its pinot noirs. It‛s cool though, and sometimes Anderson pinots come across a bit tart. Not this big boy. It talks 2013 ripe and large scaled. Dark color. Rich and rangy, spicy and dark fruited. Full delivery. Wow./ Cherry and berries. Bramble and spicy berry seeds. 2013 sweet and full, Anderson black fruited. Superb oak embellishments. 94+/100. List price: $52.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1117. 15 WRITER'S BLOCK LAKE COUNTY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This engaging wine is nicely complex, not overly ripe or too full-bodied. Aromas of black tea and red cherries precede tangy rhubarb and intricate spice flavors backed by a good structure of light tannins and juicy acidity. $17.'
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1118. 15 DAVID BRUCE SONOMA PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

NAM-1119. 15 FAILLA SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Superb pinot clarity, purity, beauty. Light oak seasoning./ Full flavor, richness, and race. What a complex of delights! Fruit and oak in tandem lead to a whole greater than the sum of the parts. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 35.99 each

NAM-1120. 13 MACROSTIE SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
From Alta Vista, Rodgers Creek, and other top vineyards of the AVA. 10 months in barrels, 30% new. 13 powerful and sweet and insistent. The vintage trumps Sonoma Coast coolness./ Soft and sweet. 2013 pinot character. Complexing game note. Warm, savory finish. 91/100. List price: $30.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1121. 15 PALI RIVIERA VINEYARD SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 90 - TOP 100: ‛Juicy and generous, featuring a rich, smooth core of plum and raspberry flavors, highlighted by zesty floral scents that accentuate the aroma and fruitiness. Agreeably supple, with easygoing tannins. Drink now through 2022.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1122. 15 ASHOKAWANA RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1123. 15 DAVID BRUCE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2013: 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: 42.99 each

NAM-1124. 16 DAVIS BYNUM JANE'S VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Pommard clones; 10 months in French oak barrels. Very, very nice example. Clarity and crispness. The usual good things here./ Racy, RRV spicy, woody, gamy complex. Scores again. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1125. 14 JOSEPH SWAN CUVEE DE TROIS RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Rough hewn and spicy Swan style of pinot noir. Good oak. New World pinot sweet and plush./ Good power; it's actually cooling. Shows 2014 cool fruit too. Sweet fruit and oak in harmony. Swan gamy note extra. Unfined, unfiltered, unfettered. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1126. 14 LORING GRAHAM VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 91: 'An enticing cedar and cinnamon aroma leads to robust spiced plum flavors and a lively combination of fine tannins and good acidity for balance. This is a bold, flavorful and ripe-tasting wine that also stays poised and appetizing, and it should improve through at least 2020. $50.'
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

NAM-1127. 16 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: 23.99 each

NAM-1128. 13 MOUNT EDEN SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS PINOT NOIR
Underground Wine Letter - EXTRAORDINARY; Vinous 94+: 'Mount Eden's 2013 Pinot Noir is going to need at least a few years to come into its own. Dense and powerful, yet also very tightly wound, the 2013 is in no mood to show all of its cards. Still, the intensity of the vintage is impossible to miss. The 35% whole clusters are nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit. This ample, large-scaled Pinot will reward those who wait. I will not be surprised if the 2013 is even better in another few years, as it holds considerable promise. 2019-2033. $62.'
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

NAM-1129. 13 DOMAINE EDEN SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 95 - TOP 100 2016: 'While this wine's Mount Eden sister bottling may better stand the test of time, the Domaine Eden is what most people will most like to drink right now, and it's cheaper too. Aromas of dried violets, uncrushed boysenberries and pencil lead make for an ethereal nose that seems to hold secrets one must uncover. Precise tannins on the palate offer floral yet savory flavors of black sesame, nori, violet and mulberry. It's mellow yet mysterious.'
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1130. 13 THOMAS FOGARTY SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS PINOT NOIR
This is grand. All over the place./ Complete package: power, grandeur, extract, pinot fruit, mountain intensity, oak integration. The fruit is not as overtly sweet as the 12. Which is logical. Grand and dynamic pinot that wants more bottle age for fulfillment. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1131. 15 CALERA 40TH ANNIVERSARY CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
Parker 92: 'The keenly priced 2015 Pinot Noir 40th Anniversary Vintage from Calera is lovely, wafting from the glass with youthfully complex aromas of potpourri, cherries, strawberry and spice. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, expansive and velvety, with a succulent core of fruit, melting tannins and a long, tangy finish. Enjoy this delicious offering now or over the coming decade. Drink 2018-2028.'
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1132. 13 TALBOTT KALI HART MONTEREY PINOT NOIR (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1133. 15 CHALONE ESTATE HERITAGE VINES CHALONE PINOT NOIR
2012: Wine Spectator 92: 'The intensity and depth of flavor gain slowly in this red, balanced by firm acidity. Offers crisp tannins and a core of dark berry, mocha and dried herb notes, with a crushed rock -- limestone edge that imparts a complex range of flavors and textures. Drink now through 2022.'
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1134. 14 CHALONE ESTATE GAVILAN CHALONE PINOT NOIR
2013: 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: 19.99 each

NAM-1135. 15 HAHN ESTATE SLH SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 91: 'Shows dark aromas of black raspberry, elderberry, wet slate and crushed gravel on the nose. The wine makes a soft entry on the palate, where mulberry meets with Earl Grey tea and a pinch of anise. $30.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1136. 16 LORING GARYS' VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
2014: 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-1137. 14 LORING ROSELLA'S VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Ripe red cherries and red currants provide the fruit scents for the savory smoked pork and sanguine raw-beef qualities that power the nose on this single-vineyard bottling. Those bloody meats mix with elderberry, ripe red plum, lavender and allspice once sipped, proving complex and tangy but with lingering dark-fruit flavors. $50.'
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1138. 14 TALLEY ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Vinous 92/100. My notes: Grown mostly at Talley's Rincon and Rosemary vineyards -- two hilly, low-yielding sites around seven miles from the Pacific. Very nicely tailored, measured. Open approach. Always skillfully rendered. More pleasing than ever. Not jumping out at me yet, but it's right; it's there. It's pinot, it's approachable./ Just a delicious crispness, texture, taste. Could take to the table right now. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1139. 14 LUCAS & LEWELLEN ESTATE SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
14 flair and real Santa Barbara dark and crackling pinot character. Synergy of vintage and zone./ Sweet and strong, emphatic, classic. Ready for the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1140. 14 SANFORD FOUNTAIN HILLS SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Wine Enthusiast 91/100. My notes: All pinot noir. Rich, in the polished Sanford style. Santa Barbara coolness./ Yes, cool. Fine Santa Barbara pinot acidity. Sweet, smooth finish. Good value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1141. 14 QUEEN OF HEARTS SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2013: 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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1142. 17 SEA GLASS SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
2016: California forward fruit, Santa Barbara dark fruit. Great extract, texture, dryness./ Again, dry and spicy-peppery, racy. Great acid. Well balanced. For food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1143. 14 COTIERE SANTA MARIA VALLEY PINOT NOIR
At a recent trade tasting of more than 80 wines, this was my favorite red. Sweet and brilliant pinot fragrance. Just leaps from the glass. Certainly an enticing pinot nose. No Santa Maria herbaceousness./ Total charm. Sweet fruit. Ideal Santa Maria and 2014 character. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1144. 13 DIERBERG ESTATE DIERBERG VINEYARD SANTA MARIA VALLEY PINOT NOIR (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2012: 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 soils 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: 28.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1145. 14 FOLEY STA. RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1146. 16 LORING STA. RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 92/100. My notes: 10 months in French oak barrels, 10% new. 14.3%. Deep, dark, solid, rich, oaky, rangy. Large for the AVA. But true to it nonetheless. Just Loring large./ Juicy, succulent, ripe, rich and rangy again. Good acid edge. Daring and exciting. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1147. 12 THURSTON WOLFE COLUMBIA VALLEY LEMBERGER
Very good lemberger in a region and vintage suitable to this grape variety. Black plum and peel plus more body and material, more third dimension than in many./ Yes, the fruit is ripe and even padded. Satisfies. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1148. 12 CALDER NAPA VALLEY CHARBONO
276-case production. Rich, round 2012 fruit, with oak and varietal distinction. Complex and complete./ Yes, 2012 varietal clarity and intensity with complexing oak savors. Has it all. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1149. 16 TENET THE PUNDIT COLUMBIA VALLEY SYRAH
2015: Parker 92: 'The 2015 Syrah The Pundit (88% Syrah, 6% Grenache, 4% Mourvedre and 2% Viognier) continues to over-deliver in every vintage, showing loads of dark, earthy fruits, pepper and hints of olives in a medium to full-bodied, pure, layered style. It tastes like an Old World wine made in the New World, and that's just what it is. Buy a case and drink it over the coming 4-5 years. $25.'
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1150. 13 HEDGES GOEDHART FAMILY BELLA VILLA VINEYARD RED MOUNTAIN SYRAH
Good, deep black berries syrah with class fruit and oak both./ Firm, WA tight laced. Balanced. Young. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1151. 12 HEDGES CUVEE MARCEL DUPONT LES GOSSES VINEYARD RED MOUNTAIN SYRAH
Like the Hedges Goedart, syrah berry, and here white pepper too. Even better northern Rhone varietal ID./ Oh, boy, the definition. And the grip of tannin holding promise. Plenty of material here. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1152. 14 K VINTNERS MOTOR CITY KITTY WALLA WALLA VALLEY SYRAH
Parker 95: 'Named after a cat owned by Charles when he was living in Walla Walla, the 2014 M C K Syrah sports a deep purple color as well as ripe, decadent notes of black fruits, plums, graphite, crushed rock and licorice. Big, sexy, seamless and pure, with present, yet ripe tannin, drink it through 2024. It's worth noting that this comes completely from the River Rock vineyard in this vintage. As usual, it's a crazy value. $40.'
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1153. 13 SEA RIDGE CALIFORNIA SYRAH (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Rich and convincingly accurate. Sweet red fruit intensity. Syrah inferences indeed./ Good richness and ripeness. Tender and easy on the approach, with good acid and grip in the back to keep it honest. Deal. 89/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 4.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1154. 15 SOLA MENDOCINO SYRAH
2013: Wine Enthusiast 91 - BEST BUY: 'A nice discovery at a great price. This is a spicy, bold and concentrated wine with exciting oak accents that are like earth, pepper and cardamom resting on a firm palate of rich berries, grilled meat and black pepper flavors. The fine-grained tannins add good grip to the mouthfeel. $15.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1155. 16 ANTHILL FARMS SONOMA COAST SYRAH
Wine & Spirits 93: ‛The team at Anthill Farms-Anthony Filiberti, Darren Low and Webster Marquez-met as cellar rats at Williams Selyem and later started their own label, focused on pinot noir, chardonnay and syrah from far-coast vineyards. Filiberti holds down a day job at Hirsch, and Low at The Withers-while Marquez left his post at Bluxome Street in 2015 to handle day-to-day winemaking at Anthill. They don't make a lot of syrah, but what they do make is definite far-coast wine: This 2016 opens to pink-peppercorn spice, its fruit layering earth and animal scents into dark grape flavors, its cool tannins lending briskness and tension. If you love hiking on the Sonoma coast, this is a wine that will take you there. $32.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1156. 14 CARLISLE ROSELLA'S VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS SYRAH
Wine Enthusiast 93/100. My notes: 'Inky./ Intense, dense, leathery. 30 months in new French oak. Dark and deep./ Thick and large. 14.8%. Very explicit oak for French. Big, padded, clinging. Lots of material extract here. Well structured keeper. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1157. 14 CARLISLE SIERRA MAR VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS SYRAH
Boy, that richness of SLH. No northern Rhone knockoff this; instead, frank and rich and luscious New World syrah./ Yeah, round, soft, and lushness. What we're looking for. Awesome. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1158. 16 J. LOHR ESTATES SOUTH RIDGE PASO ROBLES SYRAH
2014: Wine Enthusiast 91 - Top 100 Best Buys: 'This bottling offers gingerbread cake, baked blueberry and smoked pork on the nose. It's soft on the palate, with finely polished tannins imparting a plush texture. Black plum, strawberry and a touch of mint mark the palate. The structure shows itself just enough on the finish.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1159. 15 TENSLEY COLSON CANYON VINEYARD SANTA BARBARA SYRAH
2014: Vinous 94/100. My notes: Deep, spicy, savory, meaty. Daring edge./ Has those northern Rhone syrah properties so seldom found in syrah wines from anywhere else: deep seated notions of white pepper, raspberry, smoked meat. California smooth, sweet fruited, and classy. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1160. 15 KLINKER BRICK FARRAH LODI SYRAH
2013: Bright Lodi fruit with good frame of vintage. Sexy, spicy oak. Nice effort./ Sweet caramelly oak with warm-spices tang. Syrah berry. Lovely wine. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1161. 14 MCMANIS RIVER JUNCTION SYRAH
Full, sweet, and savory fruit and oak that defines the McManis red wine style. Complete, with 2014 cool clarity. Totally open and revealing New World syrah. Total appeal./ Sweet, suave, savory. Warm spices, sweet, fruit, and that McManis potpourri of wood aromatics. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1162. 15 PARDUCCI TRUE GRIT RESERVE MENDOCINO PETITE SIRAH
Wine Enthusiast 93/100. My notes: 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. Wow, big, spicy, barrel aged, black, 3D, and really complex for petite sirah./ All over again. With acid, texture, sweetness, 3D, complexity, balance. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1163. 16 SHANNON RIDGE LAKE COUNTY PETITE SIRAH
2015: Good, sweet berry-plum Lake County take on petite sirah. Lake soft and approachable the way I remember the best Guenoc vintagaes. Not at all bear-ish like a lot of young pets./ Yes, this is a wine of place. And it has good acid and tannin as well as cushy fruit. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1164. 15 RIDGE LYTTON ESTATE DRY CREEK VALLEY PETITE SIRAH
Underground Wine Letter - OUTSTANDING/OUTSTANDING PLUS: ‛Ridge has been making Petite Sirah for nearly 50 years. They know how to deal with the grape to make a wine of great intensity and balance. Starting with a Petite Sirah from Mendocino in 1970, Ridge moved on to making Petite Sirah from York Creek beginning in 1971. From 1971 to 1979 the Ridge York Creek Petite Sirah was made from the oldest vines (planted in 1911) in the Devils Hill section of the York Creek Vineyard which is located in the Spring Mountain district of the Napa Valley. In addition to Petite Sirahs from York Creek, Ridge also worked with old vines Petite Sirah in the Geyserville vineyards as well as in the Lytton Springs vineyards. After the purchase of the original Lytton Springs vineyards in the 1990s Ridge replanted the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. By 2002 there was an abundance of Petite Sirah and the first limited quantity bottling of Lytton Estate Petite Sirah was made and sold only from the winery. The 2014 was proclaimed by winemaker John Olney as one of the most elegant ever produced by Ridge and I fully agree. This 2015 Petite Sirah is again stunning. There were 2000 cases produced from 100% Petite Sirah grapes. The wine is dark in color and has a deep blackberry perfume with faint floral spice notes. Rich and full with great intensity and flavor, it has well integrated tannins and is loaded with fruit. Time will yield even more complexity and the wine has decades of life ahead.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1165. 12 VILLA SAN JULIETTE PASO ROBLES PETITE SIRAH (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
75% petite sirah, 25% syrah. Good purple fruit and depth of pet. Plum and cherry. Hint of violets./ Rich and vibrant. Juicy and fruity and full. Fine take on petite sirah. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1166. 12 VINUM CLARKSBURG PETITE SIRAH (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1167. 15 SEVEN SINNERS THE RANSOM OLD VINES LODI PETITE SIRAH
By Nine North, Charles Hendricks. 40 plus year old vines. Sexy oak baking spices. Pet fortitude, richness. Not tannic. Alluring./ Same. Sweet and spicy. Cunning. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1168. 14 MCMANIS FAMILY RIVER JUNCTION PETITE SIRAH
Spicy, open knit, demonstrative. The wood component is not yet integrated. Seems of wood chips origin./ Very woody but not raw. Tasty. Popular. No petite sirah signs except for the dark color. Another cleverly crafted McManis rendition, elegant, rolling right along, romantic. Long caramel finish. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1169. 14 CALDER MENDOCINO CARIGNAN
Beautifully sweet old vine carignan. Good job. Varietal emphasis, the cherry stuff. Dynamic, grand, huge. Intense, old vines carignan on steroids. With good oak augmentataion, well integrated. Adds complexity. Couldn't ask for more.// Yeah, that cherry and spice set. Carignan intense. Definition of the varietal with CA magnification. Very sweet and beautiful. Frankly California. An elaboration of carignan. A celebration of carignan. Very successful. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1170. BERINGER RED CRUSH CALIFORNIA RED magnum (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1171. 14 GUILD LOT 11 COLUMBIA VALLEY RED (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
56% syrah, 22% mourvedre, 14% counoise, 6% carignan, 2% grenache. Ideal, warm, sunny, Rhone like./ Yes, with polish too. Well balanced wine with distinct Euro leanings. Fruit abundance and smoothness form the New World side of the equation. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1172. 15 RYAN PATRICK ROCK ISLAND COLUMBIA VALLEY RED
73% syrah, 23% cab sauv, 4% merlot. Aged 18 months in American oak barrels, 20% new. Dark and well tailored. Rides the line between Washington cool and California warm./ Tannin and texture. Good mouthful with attractive expression of American oak. The only red wine in the set that seems to have benefitted from being opened the day before. Good sign. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1173. MARIETTA LOT 68 OLD VINE CALIFORNIA RED
Lot 66: Parker 90/100. My notes: The winery is at Geyserville and has 1500 acres of vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. The lot series has been made since 1978. Lot #66 is from four vintages and at least five grape varieties and is 90% estate grown. Lot series reds range from 60% to 80% zinfandel and include petite sirah, syrah, carignane, and a field blend of Italian varieties. Rich and right zinfandel emphasis./ Rich indeed. Good full texture. Delivers for the price. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1174. 16 TRENTADUE OLD PATCH LOT 44 CALIFORNIA RED
67% zinfandel, 25% petite sirah, 5% carignane, 3% syrah. Thorough fruit with oak augmentation. All zin all the time./ Sweet, strong, and balanced. Yes, has it all. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1175. 14 MARIETTA ESTATE CHRISTO NORTH COAST RED
60% syrah, 22% grenache, 14% petite sirah, 4% viognier. The syrah comes from 120 year old vines in McDowell Valley. 15.2%. Black syrah color./ Deep, inky, spicy old vines fruit with light oak seasoning. Splendid take on syrah; not the common big, black, brainless California rendition./ Sweet and abundant. Wears its alcohol well. Agile as well as ample. Plenty of follow through. Yow! 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1176. 14 JUICY REBOUND JUICY VILLAGES CUVEE UNIQUE NO. 84 RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY RED
2013: Ferndale MI native, Burgundy-trained Daniel Danielak selects a term from the hockey world for his lower-priced range of wines. Grenache, syrah, mourvedre. Yes, like a Cotes du Rhone Villages indeed. Fresh, even reductive. Pepper, spice./ Race and vigor. French acid, form. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1177. 15 CA' MOMI CALIFORNIA ROSSO
2014: 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-1178. AUSTIN HOPE TROUBLEMAKER 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, cafe au lait./ Full body, flavor, fine oak. Again, coffee and milk chocolate. Sweet, warm plum, elderberry. Full, fine grained tannin. Good acidity. Long aftertaste. Exotic and fabulous. Robust and deserving. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1179. 13 VINA ROBLES RED4 PASO ROBLES RED
14.9%. 41% petite sirah, 40% syrah, 10% mourvedre, 9% grenache. Hearty 13 with development now. Gives, gives, gives. 2013 large and powerful, with Paso singed fruit./ Dense, bulky, and mouthfilling, strong and meaty. Big beef red. Terrific deal. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1180. 14 FESS PARKER THE BIG EASY SANTA BARBARA RED (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Syrah, petite sirah, plus. All Santa Ynez Valley. A big boy. The oomph, the black fruit, the tarry concentration. Forceful and large./ Little flavor development yet; all about bulk. Tannin and acid. A wine to age. Loaded. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1181. 16 7 MOONS CALIFORNIA RED
Tasting Panel 92: 'With a nose of cinnamon and rhubarb, the fruit has an essential character that is dense and sweet. Along with a dab of white pepper and a hint of spearmint, vivacious notes of rose petals, beets, red tea and cherries liven the palate. Tannins are subdued, but the silky texture of the wine allows for weight and structure. Acidity is bright to the spiced oak finish.' Syrah, merlot, petite sirah, zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, grenache.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1182. 14 CAYMUS CONUNDRUM CALIFORNIA RED
Sweet and plump, with rich, plummy fruit. Easy. Some black muscat in here?/ Oh, exotic, candied, treacly. All. Yes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1183. 16 ANCIENT PEAKS RENEGADE SANTA MARGARITA RANCH RED
2015: Wine Enthusiast 93; Tasting Panel 93: ‛This flagship label is enjoying a terrific vintage. The blend of 55% Syrah, 27% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah, and 5% Petit Verdot mirrors the rugged terrain on which the grapes are grown. With aromas of plum brandy, cassis, and jammy blackberry, bold flavors echo the nose. Chalky tannins are relieved by a juicy--yet meaty--quality morphing the texture to more of a silky feel. Tilled soil, violets, and white pepper lead the charge to the finish. $26.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1184. 15 TENSHEN SANTA BARBARA RED
Wine Spectator 92/100. My notes: Grenache-syrah-mourvedre plus petite sirah and merlot. Deep and savory. Complete harmony of varietals and oak. Luxurious confit essences./ Power and richness, flavor, depth, range, all. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1185. 16 GNARLY HEAD 1924 DOUBLE BLACK LODI RED
2015: Tasting Panel 92: '1924 was the year that Delicato planted its first vineyards in California. Rich, concentrated and intense, rhubarb, cinnamon and melted dark chocolate 'charleston' across the tongue; tannins are round and firm, and that 15% alcohol is quite restrained. Notes of wheat bread, black tea and dried cherries lead to a savory finish. Before you know it, thanks to its fine food pairing abilities, the is all gone -- 23 skidoo! $12.'
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1186. 16 STOLPMAN PARA MARIA DE LOS TECOLOTES SANTA BARBARA SYRAH
Wine Enthusiast 93 - Top 100: 'This Syrah, which is enhanced by 15% Petit Verdot, is one of the better wines from the region on the market for less than $25. Awesome aromas of pepper, blackberry and charred beef are intense and deep, while the palate is lifted by bountiful acidity and flavors of boysenberry, white, black and green peppercorns, incense and sagebrush.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1187. 16 STOLPMAN LA CUADRILLA BALLARD CANYON RED
2015: 68% syrah, 20% grenache, 12% sangiovese. Wonderful, ripe, rich, bright, sweetly fruity. Lifted rather than heavy./ Very sweet, bright, and fruity. Great acid-sweet balance. Fine tannin. Long. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1188. 12 SANS LIEGE GROUNDWORK PASO ROBLES MOURVEDRE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
18 months in seasoned barrels. Cool and classic. Hallmark. Purple./ Yes, purple and concentrated and pure. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1189. 14 TERRA D'ORO AMADOR TEROLDEGO
Est. 1970. Sweet and strong, and fruity too. Uber teroldego; logical Amador take./ Swelling, sweet, and flashy fruit flavor. Great acid for food. Great value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1190. 15 TERRA D'ORO AMADOR AGLIANICO
2014: Wow, power, oomph, ripeness, blackness, sweetness. Oak, pepper and other spices all in harmony with the fruit./ Way powerful (14.5%), but that's countered by fruit sweetness and glycerol, so the wine is overall balanced. Good oak augmentation. Best vintage in years. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1191. 16 ROMBAUER CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
Rombauer‛s 2016 Zinfandel is assembled from old-vine origins of Sierra Foothills and North Coast counties. It includes 6% petite sirah. It‛s aged 14 months in American and French oak barrels, and it weighs in at a respectable 15.9%. A large-scale, ripe, sweet zin destined to accompany BBQ, it‛s dark colored and scented of blackberry, raspberry, and peppery berry seeds. The palate is sprawling, jammy, and seasoned with oak vanillin, caramel, and baking spices. Pretty awesome juice! 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1192. 15 MARIETTA ESTATE ROMAN NORTH COAST ZINFANDEL
84% zinfandel, 11% petite sirah, 5% barbera. Barrel aged 15 months. 14.6%. Very bright flairs of zinfandel raspberry and black peppercorn. Rich and complete./ Oh, thorough clarity and concentration, purity and flavor complexity. Unbelievable. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1193. 16 ARTEZIN OLD VINE MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
2015: 14.7%. 85% zinfandel, 10% petite sirah, 5% carignane. 15 months in French and American oak barrels. Intense, full, strong, sweet, black Mendocino zinfandel fruit plus fine oak Black, bright, juicy raspberry and seeds. Nice oak seasoning melded in./ Everything reverberates on the palate. Juicy and berried. So sweet and fulfilling. Classic to the series. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1194. 15 CAROL SHELTON WILD THING OLD VINES MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
Yes, abundant, sprawling, expanding, billowing. Great oak and fruit concentration. Mendocino dark fruit./ Sweet, dark, concentrated raspberry, seed, and oak, all in balance. Awesome. The complete set. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1195. 16 CLOISONNE MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
It‛s good, dark, rich, genuine. Good price./ Sweet, easy. But Mendocino dark and solid framed, and not Lodi-like mushy. Man, I love Mendocino zinfandels. This is the best-priced one around. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1196. 14 EDMEADES MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
Sweet and strong and black Mendocino zinfandel classic. Sprawling. Best in memory. Sweet for 14. All over the place./ Sweet and spicy. Lightly oaky. Bramble, raspberry, seed, peppercorn. Ideal. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1197. 14 CARLISLE DUPRATT VINEYARD MENDOCINO RIDGE ZINFANDEL
Total Mendocino zinfandel black fruit and mountain grown largesse. Spicy-peppery varietal character with good barrel seasonings./ Sweet raspberry concentrate. Oodles of Mendocino black stuff. Unique to its terroir. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1198. 16 PAUL DOLAN MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
2015: Wine & Spirits 91 - Top 100 Best Buys: 'Grown organically on hillsides above the Russian River, this is everything you'd hope to get in an inexpensive Mendocino zinfandel (or an expensive one, for that matter). It smells a bit jammy but turns out to be deliciously spicy and brambly, its lush blue fruit taking on a vibrant, floral-tinged length. It's a ripe, sunny wine that's hard not to love.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1199. 15 BEAR FLAG SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Tasting Panel 93; Wine Spectator 92: ‛Plump and piquant, with expressive blackberry and orange zest aromas and lots of personality, accenting smoky cracked pepper and black olive flavors that build toward zesty tannins. Drink now through 2022. $30.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1200. 13 BERAN SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Sweet and attractive aroma. Good vigor and poise, and 2013 presence. 15.2%. Pleasing polish./ Yes, real and strong 2013, full and right. Power, tannin, extract, cremes, all. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1201. 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: 16.99 each

NAM-1202. 16 DAY SONOMA ZINFANDEL
By Ehren Jordan, owner of Failla, and former winemaker at Turley. From Russian River, Alexander, and Dry Creek Valleys. 65-125 year old vineyards. 10% aged in new French oak. Deep, cool, quiet yet charming. Raspberry coming forth after aeration. 3D and textured./ Yes, very rich, fathomless, and suave textured. Delicious. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1203. 16 DRY CREEK VINEYARD HERITAGE VINES SONOMA ZINFANDEL
79% zinfandel, 20% petite sirah, 1% primitivo. Oh, this has flair and pizzazz. Dazzling, dancing raspberry and cracked black peppercorn display. Sweet, dark, deep fruit profile./ yes, sweet, with good power and grip and tannin. Good ager. Complete. One of the best years here. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1204. 14 RANCHO ZABACO HERITAGE VINES DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
14.8%. DCV zinfandel through and through: lots of power, raspberry, peppercorn, American oak. All give all the time./ Fruit sweetness controls the power. Dynamite DCV zinfandel. Sweet, sassy, dynamic, all. BBQ choice. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1205. 16 SEGHESIO FAMILY SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 93: 'Plump and loaded with rich, jammy fruit, this Zinfandel is a pleasure to drink. Bold accents of wild berry, spicy cinnamon and licorice glide dynamically toward plush tannins. Drink now through 2025.'
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1206. 14 SEGHESIO FAMILY OLD VINE SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 91: 'Dense and rustic, with no shortage of personality. Aromas of dried cherry and smoky herb lead to dense flavors of briary plum, licorice and spiced sage. The tannins show roughness around the edges. Best from 2018 through 2025.'
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1207. 16 RIDGE THREE VALLEYS SONOMA RED
2014: 65% zinfandel, 17% petite sirah, 14% carignane, 4% grenache. Ripe, large, rangy, peppery. 14 darkness, depth, restraint./ Rich but also 14 racy. Not over the top. Young and characteristic of the vintage's North Coast reds. Good acid. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1208. 16 RIDGE 50TH VINTAGE GEYSERVILLE VINEYARD SONOMA RED
Underground Wine Letter - OUTSTANDING PLUS: ‛The 2016 vintage produced 10,000 cases of this wine as compared with 9000 cases in 2015. For over 50 years Ridge has been making Geyserville which is a field blend of several different varietals. Just recently Ridge was able to buy this vineyard from the owners who have been selling the fruit to Ridge for all these years. The average age of vines here is about 50 years with the oldest vines more than 125 years old. The vineyard is mostly Zinfandel with some Carignane and lesser amounts of Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouchet, and Mataro. Geyserville is consistently a gorgeous wine that will keep for decades. This 51st vintage bottling is no exception. And, if I were to choose one great red California wine that year in and year out delivers the best bang for the buck Geyserville would be at the top of my list. This 2016 Geyserville is comprised of 73% Zinfandel, 17% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, and 3% Alicante Bouchet. Consistently Geyserville is a balanced flavorful wine that can be enjoyed young or cellared for a very long time. With a deep color this wine has a great perfume of blackberry fruit with a hint of spice and a faint exotic tinge. On the palate, it is lush with a firm underlying structure and shows well integrated tannins with lots of exotic spice tinged fruit. Very flavorful and appealing now for the fruit, this 2016 Geyserville will evolve and soften over the next 10-20 years and keep well beyond. For me, Geyserville is a California classic that I buy every year. And, in today's wine market, it continues to represent very good value.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1209. 16 VALRAVN OLD VINES SONOMA ZINFANDEL
2014: Sweet, deep, convincing. Jammy raspberry./ Yeah, sweet raspberry. With zesty balance from wood rather than peppercorn. Very satisfying, high velocity zin. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1210. 15 SEGHESIO FAMILY ROCKPILE ZINFANDEL
Wine & Spirits 93; Wine Spectator 93: 'Plump and polished but intensely structured, with floral wild berry and orange peel aromas and richly layered black raspberry, mocha and pepper flavors. Drink now through 2026.'
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1211. 12 BONNEAU DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
List price: $38.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1212. 14 DRY CREEK VINEYARD OLD VINE DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Wine & Spirits 94 - Top 100: ‛Tim Bell made this 2014 primarily from four centenarian vineyards, including Beeson Ranch, a relatively cool east-facing site planted against Dry Creek's western hills. This seems to draw quite a bit of its character from the petite sirah component of the blend, which mostly comes from Beeson's old vines-the oldest date to the 1880s. The result is a zin with a tooth-staining purple color, the structure firm and tannic. It's cool rather than jammy, maybe because the dry, early vintage was untouched by any blistering heat waves, maybe because the old dry-farmed vines tempered the effects of the drought. The intense blue fruit-wild blueberry amplified by juniper and cassis-seems to want to explode into sunny juiciness, yet feels pulled back by the soil-scented cool of the tannins. This feels fresh, intense and balanced to age-cellar a case to watch it evolve over the next two decades. ‛
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1213. 13 MEADOWCROFT LOUVAU VINEYARD DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
15%. Savor, nut and oak. Big 13./ Yes, DCV apple-raspberry. Place, year. Deal. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1214. 15 PEDRONCELLI BUSHNELL VINEYARD DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 91: 'Briary and full of verve, with wild berry, mocha and orange zest aromas that lead to lively black cherry and licorice flavors. Drink now through 2023.'
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1215. 16 RIDGE EAST BENCH DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Underground Wine Letter - OUTSTANDING: ‛This is the 11th vintage for this wine which has been made as a single-site Zinfandel since 2006. The estate owned vineyards are situated on the high bench land that overlooks the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma from the east. After two short crops the vineyard set a full crop in 2016. The production in 2016 was 6000 cases compared with 5000 cases in 2015. The wine has a deep color with a lovely berry perfume accented by an underlying floral briary note. On the palate, it has delicious boysenberry tinged fruit with a briary nuance and a tinge of spice. With very pure and distinctive fruit the wine is delicious now, but will blossom with a few years bottle age. Tasted over several days the wine opened and became more expressive. If you drink it now I would recommend decanting before serving.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

NAM-1216. 15 RIDGE LYTTON SPRINGS DRY CREEK VALLEY RED
Wine Spectator 92; Underground Wine Letter - OUTSTANDING: 'Dark in color with a deep perfume showing hints of olallieberry, floral spice, and cedar, this Zinfandel is flavorful and refined in a claret style. It is made with 74% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, and 8% Carignane. With lots of fruit and flavor and showing a good underlying structure the wine is rich yet balanced and harmonious. While very accessible and drinking well now, it will improve with age and evolve over a decade or more.'
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1217. 15 CARLISLE CARLISLE VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 92: ‛Supple and refined, with floral blueberry, mint and clove aromas and layered black raspberry and savory pepper flavors that take on complexity on the finish. Drink now through 2027.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1218. 15 CARLISLE MONTAFI RANCH RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 94 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: 'Luscious, complex and expressive, with floral raspberry jam aromas and supple black cherry, bay leaf and cracked pepper flavors that glide lithely toward the finish. Drink now through 2028.'
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1219. 15 CARLISLE PAPERA RANCH RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 94: 'A compelling wine, with expressive blackberry and briary underbrush aromas and refined yet evocative cherry, smoky mint and pepper aromas that linger toward plump tannins. Best from 2019 through 2027.'
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1220. 15 DAY EL DIABLO VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Vinous 93: 'The 2015 Zinfandel El Diablo is best described as a field blend planted with numerous red and white varieties. Exotic and intense, with ripeness pushed to the edge, the Diablo possesses superb depth. Inky dark cherry, menthol, lavender and rose petal nuances add to the wine's distinctive personality. 2019 to 2030.'
How Many bottles/singles: 52.95 each

NAM-1221. 12 JOSEPH SWAN MANCINI RANCH RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ZINFANDEL
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1222. 14 SIDEBAR FIELD BLEND RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY RED
By David Ramey. 78% zinfandel, 11% alicante, 11% petite sirah. Vines 65 and 125 years old. Good and ripe and juicy RRV zinfandel. Deep, succulent, elegant./ Yes, sweet and elegant; that special RRV zinfandel set. Exotic, aromatic wood overtones. Classic raspberry and peppercorn. Great texture. A total RRV zinfandel experience. So glad to have one back in this market again. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1223. 15 RIDGE PAGANI RANCH SONOMA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 93: ‛Deep and potently structured, with distinctive spice box and licorice aromas and densely layered flavors of blackberry, cracked pepper and smoky herbes de Provence that finish with big but ripe tannins. Best from 2019 through 2025. $40.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1224. 16 ROCK WALL RESERVE MONTE ROSSO VINEYARD SONOMA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 93 - CELLAR SELECTION: 'From a site that sits at 1,600-feet in elevation, this wine is rich, round and ripe, as well as slightly reduced, and tightly wound in its youth. Leather, graphite and diesel wrap around a peppery, exotic core of dark chocolate and brambly blackberry that's ever changing in the glass. Enjoy best 2026–2030. $55.'
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1225. 16 FROG'S LEAP NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
2014: Wine & Spirits 94: 'John Williams is on a roll, following his exceptional 2013 Zinfandel with an equally delicious 2014. He dry-farms his 40-year-old vines, harvesting them at the same time as his petite sirah so he can co-ferment the fruit. That brings the tannins together in a refreshing, gentle structure that lifts the fruit flavors, presenting them as perfectly ripe forest berries. The tannins feel plush, even as they carry a note of black-peppercorn spice and manzanita. This is a beautiful Napa Valley red that happens to speak with an accent of zin. $32.'
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1226. 14 MACAULEY OLD VINE NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Parker 94: 'A top-flight effort, the 2014 Zinfandel Old Vine, 88% Zinfandel and 12% Petite Sirah, is a sumptuous, rich, concentrated wine coming from old vines planted in 1904, 1899 and some in the mid-60s. Dense ruby purple with loads of black raspberry and black cherry fruit, an unctuous texture, full-bodied finish, and hefty alcohol at 15.8%, make for a blockbuster Zinfandel to drink over the next 7-8 years. Now-2024.'
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1227. 16 ROBERT BIALE BLACK CHICKEN NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
2015: Wine Spectator 90: 'Zesty and tightly focused, with cherry, licorice and cedar aromas opening to plum and pepper flavors, finishing with dusty tannins. Best after 2018. $48.'
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1228. 16 CLINE ANCIENT VINES CONTRA COSTA ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 91 - BEST VALUE: ‛Lively and supple, with floral raspberry and fresh pepper aromas and sleekly appealing cherry and licorice flavors that glide lightly along the finish. Drink now through 2022.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1229. 15 PRECEDENT EVANGELHO VINEYARD CONTRA COSTA ZINFANDEL
1890 vineyard. Very powerful. 14.5%. Black and concentrated. Plenty of wood to this./ The power is actually cooling. Large size. Keeper zin. Impressive. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1230. 15 SEXTANT SAN ARDO RANCH SAN LUCAS ZINFANDEL
Oh, sweet and powerful. Through and through zinfandel black raspberry and pepperecorn. Inland Central Coast sweet and succulent. Good wood augmentation. Everything positive and large scale. Full of raspberry and oak. And reserve. Grander than ever before. Wow!/ Yes, sweet black fruit and fine oak seasoning. Oh, yeah, sweet, powerful, wooded. Intense varietal character. Strength, carry, follow through. Lasting flavor and texture. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1231. 12 SEXTANT SAN ARDO RANCH SAN LUCAS ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2013: 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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1232. 15 FORCE OF NATURE RABBLE MOSSFIRE RANCH PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This brand offers excellent value across the board, and this Zinfandel competes strongly with much more expensive bottlings. The balanced nose offers hearty blackberry, roasted meat, charcoal, violet and black pepper. The dark fruit and purple flowers of the palate are offset by gravelly minerality and dark chocolate flavors. $25.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1233. 16 RIDGE DUSI RANCH PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Underground Wine Letter - OUTSTANDING/OUTSTANDING PLUS: ‛This wine is made from the historic Dusi Ranch Zinfandel vineyard in Paso Robles. Ridge's first wine from Dusi Ranch was in 1967. The vines here are all Zinfandel and over 85 years old. Today the vineyard is farmed by the second generation of the Dusi family. This is yet another great example of the long term benefits of a coordinated effort between the farmers and the wine makers. Zinfandel is unique to California. And, the old Zinfandels from Paso Robles are legendary. But a lot of the old vineyards disappeared during prohibition. Dusi is one of the survivors. The wines are characteristically very rich and intense. Year after year, this Zinfandel is a shining example of the quality of old vine Zinfandel fruit. The 2016 is no exception. Production returned to normal in 2016 after a wet winter and 4,000 cases were produced as compared with only 2000 cases in 2015. The wine is dark in color and has a lovely perfume of plum and blackberry fruit with faint hints of spice and chocolate. Rich and full with soft underlying tannins, the flavors show a myriad of black fruits with faint hints of chocolate and spice. The wine was impressive when first opened, but tasted over several days it continued to soften and become even more expressive. Yet another classic California Zinfandel, this Dusi Ranch bottling continues to offer great value. $35.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 35.99 each

NAM-1234. 13 SEXTANT WHEELHOUSE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
2014: Wine Enthusiast 90: 'Black-cherry fruit is decorated with crushed thyme, dried sage, roasted meat and cinnamon on the nose of this bottling. The palate offers more cherry fruit but also a bit of black-plum-skin tartness, as well as decent amounts of asphalt and turned earth.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1235. 15 VARNER FOXGLOVE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
NY Times 20 Under $20: 'Offers excellent taste of the Varner style: exuberant, yet well focused. This is the sort of zinfandel I love to drink in the fall, fresh and floral with plenty of spicy fruit flavors. $17.'
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1236. 11 VICTOR HUGO ESTATE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2012: 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: 21.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1237. 16 ANCIENT PEAKS SANTA MARGARITA RANCH ZINFANDEL
2015: Wine Spectator 90: ‛A lively, zesty Zinfandel that offers charm and good structure, with blackberry, licorice and white pepper flavors. Drink now through 2023. $20.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1238. 14 BRAZIN OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
Lodi's inherent fruit sweetness balanced by oak and power. Real Lodi fruit; doesn't seem Mega Purple enhanced. Ideal. Sooo fruity and deep./ Yes, creme de framboise. Fabulous power, balance, fullness. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1239. 14 KLINKER BRICK OLD VINES LODI ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 90: 'This wine is rich, ripe, concentrated and almost sweet. It's wonderful to smell the raspberry syrup aromas, taste the blueberry and blackberry flavors and feel the creaminess of the texture coating the palate. Low in tannins but high in viscosity, it's a pleasure to sip. $19.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1240. 15 KLINKER BRICK OLD GHOST LODI ZINFANDEL
2014: Wine Enthusiast 92: 'While quite ripe and fruity, this wine is also dry, nicely tannic and firmly textured, so it will pair beautifully with rich proteins. Aged 18 months in oak, mostly French, it has concentrated dark fruit aromas, and a layered array of flavors that recalls blueberry, dark chocolate and blackberry syrup. Bright acidity keeps everything in balance.'
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

NAM-1241. 15 LANGE TWINS CARICATURE OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 90/100. 14.9%; wife of one of the twins is from Chelsea MI. Sweet, up front Lodi ID. Deep, rich, and giving. Nothing superficial about it./ Cremes alluring. Not sticky or sloppy. Oak and power in harmony for framing and filling and sense of completeness. The best facets of Lodi zinfandel. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1242. 14 STARRY NIGHT LODI ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1243. 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. Singed raspberry. Classic Amador zin structure./ Yes, sur maturite and delicious, port like black fruit concentration. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1244. 16 SHENANDOAH VINEYARDS SPECIAL RESERVE AMADOR ZINFANDEL
2012: 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-1245. 15 SOBON ESTATE ROCKY TOP AMADOR ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1246. 15 TERRA D'ORO AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Large, sweet, singed Amador zin classic. Wow!/ Yeah, roasted raspberry and peppercorn, with power, smoothness, and balance. Total Amador zinfandel. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1247. 15 TERRA D'ORO OLD VINES DEAVER VINEYARD AMADOR ZINFANDEL
2014: 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-1248. 16 TERRA D'ORO HOME VINEYARD AMADOR ZINFANDEL
2013: Harvested in several passes to assure fully ripe fruit. Fully ripe indeed./ Sweet, powerful, roti. As intended. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1249. 13 TERRA D'ORO HOME VINEYARD AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Harvested in several passes to assure fully ripe fruit. Fully ripe indeed./ Sweet, powerful, roti. As intended. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1250. 16 SOBON ESTATE LUBENKO VINEYARD FIDDLETOWN ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‛A touch of smoky, spicy oak flavor gives this ripe and berry-soaked wine a nice twist of complexity. It has strawberry and boysenberry aromas, and full, almost jammy, flavors riding on a smooth texture that shows soft tannins. $22.‛ Vines planted around 1910 at 1900 feet.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1251. 15 YORKVILLE ESTATE RENNIE VINEYARD YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS SEMILLON
Good New World semillon with some oak but not too much./ Yeah, they nailed it. Got the lemon meringue thing. Mellow oak. Varietal viscosity. roundness. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1252. 17 SHANNON RIDGE HIGH VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
2016: Nice and tender Lake County take on sauvignon blanc. Nothing shrill about it./ Good acid, perfume, cling, vigor. A bomb in the mouth. Incredible savor. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1253. 17 JOEL GOTT CALIFORNIA SAUVIGNON BLANC
2014: Superb aromas and flavors of gooseberry, tangerine. Another big time series winner. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1254. 16 FERRARI-CARANO SONOMA FUME BLANC
Very nice. More incisive than usual. Lots of citricity./ Palate confirms all. Very, very zesty and attractive bottle. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1255. 17 QUIVIRA DRY CREEK VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Crisp and lifted. Citrusy but not tropical. Class and quality of a fine Napa sauvignon./ Soft on entry, the acidity comes roaring through at the end. Very long, tasty citrus aftertaste. First class. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1256. 15 CARNE HUMANA NAPA VALLEY WHITE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1257. 16 CLOISONNE NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
I love Napa sauvignon blancs--some of the best in the business--but I can rarely afford them. Lots of grass and gooseberry. Good Napa sauvignon quality./ Nice and long, lingering. What a great value in Napa Valley sauvignon blanc! 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1258. 17 ST. SUPERY ESTATE NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
2016: Wine & Spirits 91: 'A clean and subtle sauvignon, this grows at St. Supery's Dollarhide Ranch in the eastern hills of Napa Valley. Its pale flavors of cherimoya and fresh notes of lime fill a lovely texture that will stand with seared diver scallops, especially if they're finished with ginger and lime. $22.'
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1259. 17 VOSS YOUNTVILLE SAUVIGNON BLANC
Est. 1986; harvested early from an organic vineyard. Young and not very expressive yet. Most particularly crisp./ Full figured Napa sauvignon style. Flavors and textures still emerging. Check out again in fall. 90++/100. Tasted 6/27/18.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1260. 16 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2015: Est. 1967; 100% vinifera rootstock. Light oak and good, crisp WA fruit in balance. One of the best years./ Sweet, enticing wood-nut cremes. Good acid and power in tune with the rest. Well crafted for wide appeal and wide use. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1261. 17 RYAN PATRICK NAKED COLUMBIA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2016: Wow, a full, clear WA chardonnay without excess apple-citrus thanks to aging on lees and partial malolactic fermentation./ Round feel balanced by an astringent edge. Good with food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1262. 16 AIRFIELD ESTATES LONE BIRCH UNWOODED YAKIMA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Same wine previously marketed under the primary Airfield Estates label. This is improving with bottle age. Less fermentation apple blossom. More depth and breadth. The malic aspect has toned down too./ Unwooded for sure. Not overly dry and shrill as some WA unwooded chards can be. Very nice. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1263. 16 STOLLER ESTATE DUNDEE HILLS CHARDONNAY
Crisp Oregon chardonnay style with good oak supplement, well integrated./ Citrusy acid and creamy oak in harmony. A juicy seafood chardonnay. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1264. 16 GRAYSON CELLARS LOT 11 CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Family owned. Attractive dose of oak. Well fashioned. Lots of give. I‛d gladly pay $20 for a chardonnay nose like this./ Yes, the oak is in tune with sweet and sassy fruit. Wood and nut cremes. Total balance. Incredible value. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1265. 16 HAPPY CAMPER CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Wine & Spirits - BEST FOR $12 OR LESS (out of 4000 wines tasted): ‛Apple, oats and brown-sugar flavors; a soft, easy chardonnay for campfire drinking. $9.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

NAM-1266. 16 COPAIN TOUS ENSEMBLE MENDOCINO CHARDONNAY
2015: Rich nose for Mendocino chardonnay. Sites? Or malolactic?. Or warmth of vintage? All? Ideal balance of fruit, light malo, light oak./ Yes, a fine oak savor, light malo creaminess, and good, crisp, firm Mendocino chardonnay fruit basis. Exceptionally well crafted. Harmonious, so ready to serve. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1267. 15 MONIKER MENDOCINO CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This elegant wine combines subtle nutmeg and cardamom aromas with crisp apple, bosc pear and mild vanilla-bean flavors. Its firm texture and lingering finish bring everything into balance, with no single element overpowering the others, making it a pleasure to sip. $23.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1268. 17 LIOCO SONOMA CHARDONNAY
2016: Just as exciting and fulfilling as when last tasted. Incredible. Pleasing balance of crisp malic, light lactic cream, and light oak./ Rich, round, all encompassing. And well balanced, just the right weight and proportions. Good acid for food. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1269. 16 AU CONTRAIRE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Lively lemon, walnut husk, and oak aromas. Sings, tingles, reverberates./ Plenty of body and material here, as well as good acid cut. Fine, well integrated, spicy oak savors. This has scored well every vintage since it was introduced. A tribute to Russian River Valley chardonnay. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1270. 16 GARY FARRELL RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2015: Wine Enthusiast 95 - #1 TOP 100: ‛A scent of French butter offers an immediate invitation to this excellent wine. Austerity on the palate gives way to a juicy core of invigorating tangerine and white peach flavors. The gravelly minerality on the midpalate finishes softly and with ease.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1271. 16 MARTIN RAY SONOMA CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 90: 'Crisp notions of yellow apple and pear meet integrated acidity and balanced oak in this white. With a firmness to the mouthfeel, it has the structure and approachability that will please a broad range of palates. $20.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1272. 16 RODNEY STRONG ESTATE CHALK HILL CHARDONNAY
2015: More mass, material oomph than the Sonoma bottling. The oak is deeper and finer and more toward French stylishness. The fruit holds it./ Layered toast and caramel. Lees influence. Whole nine yards. Superb. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1273. 17 CHALK HILL WINERY SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY
It‛s got it. I love this vintage‛s whites. Fresh, crisp, textured. Lift. Subtle oakiness. Right in tune, and one of the best./ Still building its aromatics and textures on the palate. Gonna be a good one. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1274. 16 CAKEBREAD NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1275. 16 CHAPPELLET NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2014: Dry, oaky mountain classic. Spot on; great vintage of this./ Ample: both the oak and the fruit. Much fuller fruit than usual. Yes, a great rendition. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1276. 15 KONGSGAARD NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 96-98: ‛The 2015 Chardonnay gives up peach blossoms, apricot preserves, honeycomb and croissant with touches of cashews and jasmine. Full-bodied, rich, opulent and seductive, it has a gorgeous creamy texture and very long, very spicy finish.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 109.95 each

NAM-1277. 14 LONG MEADOW RANCH FARMSTEAD NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2013: 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: 18.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1278. 15 NEWTON UNFILTERED NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2013: 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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1279. 14 SMITH-MADRONE SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT CHARDONNAY
Tasting Panel 93: ‛Grown at an 1,800-foot elevation on Spring Mountain, these grapes are dry-farmed on red Aiken soil (a result of volcanic materials and sedimentary rock on the estate property surrounding the winery. Barrel fermented for ten months in 890% new French oak, this Chard is a charmer with multiple personalities and an alcohol level of 14.9%. The nose goes from savory to sweet in 60 seconds, alluding to basil, capers, and vanilla pudding. The palate follow suit, with herb-y chamomile morphing from pineapple and mustard seed to orange-lemon drops. The finish pursues both crispness and creaminess, ensuring this wine offers options.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1280. 14 DOMAINE EDEN SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY
2012: Wine Enthusiast 94: 'This more affordable cousin to the Mount Eden brand is just as good, though different. It presents dairy aromas of brie cheese rind and yogurt but in a deliciously approachable way, with diced chives, caramelized pear and citronella elements. The palate shows tremendous energy, with lots of lime and lemon pith, but also a sour-cream richness.'
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1281. 11 MOUNT EDEN ESTATE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
#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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1282. 15 RIDGE ESTATE MONTE BELLO VINEYARD SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY
Wine Spectator 92: 'Minerally and intense, with plenty of buttery notes. This well-spiced version pivots around a core of baked apple and pear tart flavors. Fresh and juicy midpalate, featuring a finish loaded with dried fig accents. Drink now through 2022. $65.'
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

NAM-1283. 15 CHALONE ESTATE CHALONE CHARDONNAY
2014: Statuesque. The old time chardonnay masterpiece. Fine wood integration. Nothing blatant, nothing creamy. Reflects its terroir./ Yeah, perfectly proportioned wood, fruit, terroir. Great wine. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1284. 16 Z. ALEXANDER BROWN SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS CHARDONNAY
Tasting Panel 92: ‘Aged in a combination of oak and stainless steel, the expressive aromas of pineapple upside-down cake, caramel, and baked apple lend an imaginative air of depth and agility. With a seamless texture, the wine features an acidity that’s able to pop through the sumptuous flavors of tangerine, vanilla candles, and stone fruit, which come together in total balance. $20.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1285. 17 TALLEY BISHOP'S PEAK EDNA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2016: A good, vital young chardonnay nose with a dash of oak seasoning. The good stuff. Rich, right, balanced, fresh, crisp./ Ripe citrus and stone fruit, oak vanilla, and malo creaminess make for a people-pleasing package. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1286. 15 TALLEY ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2013: 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-1287. 15 TALLEY OLIVER'S VINEYARD EDNA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 95 - TOP 100: ‛Plump aromas of lemon mousse, meringue, wet limestone, white flowers and ripe key lime show on the nose of this excellent bottling. The palate bursts with flavors of cool cream, sea salt and lemon pith, set against a chalky texture. A mysteriously compelling experience. $38.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1288. 15 SANDHI SANTA BARBARA CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1289. 16 L'ECOLE NO. 41 OLD VINES COLUMBIA VALLEY CHENIN BLANC
Vines planted in the 1970s. From Washington's oldest chenin blanc vines, planted in the 1970s. Real old vines concentration. Great acid flair. Chenin aromas of quince and lime. Suggestion of limestone. Ideal./ Yes, lush, rich chenin texture, full body, plenty of varietal flavors, great acidity and minerality. All. Yikes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1290. 16 DRY CREEK VINEYARD DRY CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC
Wine Enthusiast 91 - TOP 100 BEST BUYS: 'Orange-marmalade aromas set the stage for a rather full-bodied, dry and flavorful wine. Floral and fruity elements are counter-balanced by a tangy texture and subtle mineral accents. A classic of the type, it has a lot of personality, a great presence on the palate and a lingering finish.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1291. 17 PINE RIDGE CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC VIOGNIER
2016: This really sings. Just what it ought to be. Definite chenin quince and the viognier honeysuckle. Rich, intense, textured, everything./ All carries over on the palate. Add lime and pear. Dazzling acid and texture. Total. Best ever. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1292. 16 TERRA D'ORO CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC - VIOGNIER
87 - 13. Good presentation of chenin quince, lime, and melon, with hovering airs of viognier honeysuckle/ Gentle on entry, its acidity chimes in on the back palate for a refreshing finale. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1293. 17 CLINE FARMHOUSE CALIFORNIA WHITE
Palomino, marsanne, roussanne, viognier, muscat. Fresh, crisp, and convincingly palomino. With the cutters not overwhelming. Highly skilled winemaking./ The aromatic varieties come out a little more on the palate. Still, it‛s a dry wine and aromatically subdued. The tail varieties contribute that bitterness I like. On and on. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1294. 16 CASS ESTATE MR BLANC PASO ROBLES WHITE
75% marsanne, 25% roussanne. Genuine varietal representation with New World magnification and clarity. No terroir; all fruit./ Good and full. Strong varietal statements. Power and body at 15.5%. Yes. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1295. 17 ELK COVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
2016: Wine Spectator 90 - TOP 100 VALUES 2016: 'Vivid and expansive, with tangy pear and cantaloupe flavors that play against hints of lime, finishing with polish. Drink now through 2019.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1296. 16 MONTINORE ESTATE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
Skin contact enhances the character. It‛s beautiful, it‛s full. Perfectly right at this stage./ Yeah, this is full. Really delivers. Rich, nutty, balanced. Awesome stuff. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1297. 16 WILLAKENZIE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
A splendid Oregon vintage for all three pinots: noir, gris, and blanc. A lovely portrayal here of Oregon's take on pinot gris, sporting lift and vivacity of northeast Italy's grigios along with some of the plumpness of an Alsace rendition. Aromas of apple, pear, and underripe peach here./ Flavorful, juicy, and well balanced. Attractive nutty aftertaste and lingering, refreshing acid ring. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1298. 17 MCMANIS FAMILY CALIFORNIA PINOT GRIGIO
Good, rich example with freshness, fullness, spunk./ Full flavor and vigor. Ideal weight, style, clarity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1299. 16 MONTEVINA GLASS FALLS CALIFORNIA PINOT GRIGIO
Tasting Panel 91: ‛Grapes sourced throughout the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and Santa Barbara County share a common thread of cooling maritime breezes, resulting in this wine‛s ripeness, concentration of flavor, and fine acidity. Stainless steel fermentation at very low temperatures also encourages freshness as does the prevention of ML. The nose inspires sublime thoughts of pineapple, lychee flowers, and salty sea air; on the palate, honeysuckle romances juicy Anjou pears and is spiced with a dash of nutmeg. Exotic and charming..and a superb value.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1300. 16 SEA GLASS SANTA BARBARA PINOT GRIGIO
Fresh, crisp, alert, Euro. Bright apple and even walnut husk. A wonderful take./ Juicy and also tender. A big success. Oh, my, put together right. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1301. 15 CAYMUS CONUNDRUM CALIFORNIA WHITE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2014: Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY: 'Fragrant and juicy, with a charming mix of honeysuckle, peach, apple and lemon verbena, set on a light and effortless frame. A mouthwatering vein runs throughout. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Semillon and Muscat Canelli.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1302. 16 TENSHEN CENTRAL COAST WHITE
Viognier, roussanne, grenache blanc, chardonnay. Young, but it's all there.The roussanne peach, the grenache blanc acacia. And chardonnay apple. Vinosity, expressiveness, and completeness of a California Rhone white varietal set./ Lovely viognier flower and roussanne stone fruit emerge on the palate. Good body and textural burnish. Suave, rich, balanced, all. Complete. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1303. 16 MCMANIS FAMILY RIVER JUNCTION VIOGNIER
Wine & Spirits - TOP BEST FOR $12 OR LESS (out of 3416 wines tasted). My notes: Very zesty citrus peel and citrus blossom. Soars. Very penetrating. More roundness to come./ It's already there on the palate. Suave with viognier glycerol that's foiled by viognier astringency. They nailed it again. Another 'best yet'? 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1304. 16 PRIEST RANCH ESTATE NAPA VALLEY GRENACHE BLANC
Rich and full. Lots of personality. Stateside amplitude. As good as it gets. Lots of grain and golden garrigue. Full, rich, round, fabulous. Tops. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1305. 14 SANS LIEGE GROUNDWORK PASO ROBLES GRENACHE BLANC (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1306. 15 ANNE AMIE ESTATE CUVEE A YAMHILL-CARLTON DISTRICT MULLER THURGAU (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
40 year old vines. Full and spicy scent. Apple pie, cinnamon, pie crust./ Perfumed apple varieties too. Exceptional acid and astringency for this varietal. One of the world's best. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1307. 16 CHARLES SMITH KUNG FU GIRL EVERGREEN VINEYARD ANCIENT LAKES RIESLING
2015: Wine Spectator 90 - #46 Top 100 Wines: 'Tangy and zingy, with lively acidity that balances against gobs of ripe pear and apricot flavors, carrying through the long, lime-accented finish. Drink now through 2020.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1308. 16 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY DRY RIESLING
Wine & Spirits 90 - Top 100 Best Buys: ‛A terrific wine for the price, this riesling's best feature is its freshness; it's a high-toned, leesy white leading with scents of apple blossoms and a hint of lime. The flavors are at once crisp and round, supple and generous, with the body to pair with seafood, like octopus or squid.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1309. 15 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE - DR. LOOSEN EROICA COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
Parker 91: 'The 2015 Riesling Eroica is another beautiful, pure and racy white that has vibrant acidity, medium-bodied richness and classy notes of lychee nut, petrol and honeyed minerality. Drink this pure, juicy and impeccably balanced beauty over the coming 4-5 years. It will keep for over a decade if you're so inclined as well.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1310. 12 PACIFIC RIM VIN DE GLACIERE WALLULA VINEYARD COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING ICE WINE half bottle (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
The creation of Bonny Doon's brilliant and eccentric Randall Grahm. 15 RS. Rich, warm, honey and granola bouquet. Full bouqueted for sure./ Golden notes of honey, nectar, and pollen. A super concentrated riesling ice wine beauty with fine, racy acidity for balance. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1311. 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-1312. 17 SWALLOW OREGON RIESLING
From a winery at Cave Junction in southern Oregon. Fresh and delightful. Style unique to Oregon. Peach and spice./ Round, spicy, peachy, white peppery. Off dry. Super. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1313. 16 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS WILLAMETTE VALLEY RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1314. 13 SMITH-MADRONE ESTATE SPRING MOUNTAIN 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-1315. 17 UNION SACRE BELLE DE NUIT CENTRAL COAST GEWURZTRAMINER
Brassy color./ Real Alsace like power, viscosity. Rose and ginger./ Dry and well bodied. Good varietal bitterness at the end. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1316. 12 BIRICHINO MONTEREY MALVASIA BIANCA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1317. 17 SALT OF THE EARTH MOSCATO RUBINO CALIFORNIA RED MOSCATO
2016: Real. Total. Sooo sweet and spicy. Unique. Briary. Pomaded. All./ Yes, red, green, and purple fruits. Sweet and easy. Pomegranate and acai chime in. Indeed. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1318. 16 SALT OF THE EARTH FLORE DE MOSCATO CALIFORNIA MOSCATO
Winery at Madera. That's muscat country! Both canelli and orange muscats. Lush, right, ripe, nutty. Really blows it out right now. Intense./ Unusual palate. Something peelsy, pressed, gritty. But doesn't deny the appeal. Really a pretty incredible product, and unique. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

MICHIGAN

NAM-1320. 13 TABOR HILL LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE CABERNET FRANC
Good oak markers and fruit throughout./ Yes, plump cherry varietal character and really first class oak seasonings. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1321. 16 FENN VALLEY LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE MERITAGE
2012: 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-1322. 16 WYNCROFT MARLAND LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE CABERNET SAUVIGNON-MERLOT--CABERNET FRANC
Rich and rangy fruit display with oak adventures too. Fabulous richness./ Hearty. Well balanced, well structured fruit set. Inimitably Michigan; not Bordeaux, not West Coast. Nicely suave./ Range of juicy berry-cherry fruits. High class. Fine glass already. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1323. 13 WYNCROFT SHOU LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE RED
The Bordeaux varieties, including petit verdot, which the winemaker says does well here; winter hearty. Adds a dark fruit sweetness. Wonderful red fruit ripeness. Certainly lovely oak too./ Sweet oak-fruit combo. Will be a nice one for the table or cellar. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1324. 15 CHATEAU FONTAINE WOODLAND MICHIGAN RED
Cab sauv, cab franc, merlot, syrah. Notable balance of the varietals, with light oak seasoning. Really well crafted./ Yes, harmony of grape varieties and oak. The winemaker has progressively lightened up on the oak in succeeding vintages; it used to be top-heavy. Now no excesses. A complete, harmonious New World claret. No tartness either. I'm not sure where this was sourced, since the red-grape harvest in NW Michigan was a near wipe-out in 2015. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1325. 15 DABLON ESTATE LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE MERLOT
Gold Medal - Michigan Wine Competition. My notes: More fruit and softness than the 15 cabernet franc. Genuine, bright. Cherry candy purity./ Yes, confirmed. A perfect cherry hard candy merlot flavor. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1326. 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT NOIR
Light red color./ Pleasing ripeness. Beaujolais weight. This works. Sensible cool climate, ripe vintage pinot noir./ Great acid and freshness. Cherry varietal character. Ideal. Not tannic, so can be served with fish. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1327. 16 WYNCROFT MARLAND LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE PINOT NOIR
Rich, round, sweet. Cherry and strawberry red fruits. Cote de Beaune indeed./ Great suavity, acid, some tannin, power. A hint of game. Substance. A hearty thing. Will age wonderfully. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1328. 16 WYNCROFT AVONLEA VINEYARD LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE PINOT NOIR
25 year old vines. Mix of Euro and CA clones. Proper medium red color./ Euro. Peels and tar. Reminds me of a Marsannay. Light oak, northern grown, cool climate tartness./ Yes, tart and northern, and young. This will no doubt sweeten up and spread out with more time in bottle, blossoming to become as generous as the 2013. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1329. 16 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY EDEN HILL VINES BENZIE BLAUFRANKISCH
2016 ripe and rich, mellow, easy. Real varietal ID./ Yes, gently conveyed blaufrankisch, perfectly ripe and spot on. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1330. 16 WYNCROFT GLACIER'S EDGE VINEYARD MICHIGAN BLAUFRANKISCH
Vineyard near Hartland, 20 miles north of Ann Arbor. Purple color./ Rich and sweet 16 fruit. Just lovely./ Bright, lilting, ripe, desirable. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1331. 16 DABLON LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE SYRAH
2015: Convincing peppercorn and berry, and plenty of nice new oak aging./ Pleasing round savor of barrel aging. Nice take on cool climate syrah for sure. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1332. FENN VALLEY CAPRICCIO MICHIGAN RED
Formerly 80% chambourcin, 20% merlot, that latest rendition, 2017 basis, incorporates some syrah, cab sauv, and cab franc. Thanks to the vintage, its best ever. Loaded with fruit./ The depth and complexity of its chambourcin foundation now augmented by greater aromatic range of its five-varietal set. Sense of barrel aging suavity. Yes, best ever. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1333. WHITE PINE DUNE SHADOW MICHIGAN RED
Gold Medal - 2015, 2017, and 2018 Michigan Wine Competitions. 95% chambourcin plus merlot and cabernet franc. Luxurious. Beautifully oak enhanced. Rich, deep, dark chambourcin classic. Light oak spices./ The latest cuvee is drier than ever. Racy and accomplished. Light oak and fruit tannin. Terrific chambourcin flavor. I love chambourcin, and this wine is a textbook example. Incredible finesse and class here. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1334. 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-1335. 16 DABLON MUSIC BOX MATINEE SWEET LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE RED
From the variety arandell, developed at Cornell and just recently put into commercial production. Sweet and also a bit tart. Deep and impressive dark fruit./ Yes, nice fruit. Sweet-acid balance. Confected and complete. If it's a hybrid, it's not very foxy, that's for sure. Super delicious people pleaser. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1336. 15 MACKINAW TRAIL UNRESTRICTED CUVEE NO. 7 MICHIGAN RED
13.8%. Cab sauv, cab franc, merlot from Lake Michigan Shore. Dropped fruit to get ripeness. 24 months in seasoned French and Hungarian barrels. Ripe fruit and oak. Big. Attractive maturity earned in both barrel and bottle./ Ripe and big pastille and oak. Impressive ripeness, richness. Good acid for food. The oak is spicy. Yes. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1337. 17 WYNCROFT MARLAND LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE SAUVIGNON BLANC - SEMILLON
Semillon creams it out. Gets away from sauvignon extremes on the nose./ Semillon lemon curd and sauvignon lemon juice. Very well balanced cuvee, very nice. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1338. 17 FENN VALLEY LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE SAUVIGNON BLANC
2016: This is just insanely brilliant! I'm transported to Loire. The incisiveness, the purity, the greenness. Grass, green citrus. Texture, roundness. A giant. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1339. 17 BOWERS HARBOR UNWOODED MICHIGAN CHARDONNAY
Cool and mild. Understated varietal character. Certainly won‛t offend./ Same. Just plain good unwooded chardonnay. Not too dry or tart. Wide appeal. 89/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1340. 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA CHARDONNAY
Michigan Wine Competition - GOLD MEDAL. Lovely cool-climate chardonnay aromas of apple and pear./ Flavors confirm. Racy fruit acidity. Lots of varietal character unhindered by oak. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1341. 15 VERTERRA UNWOODED MICHIGAN CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1342. 13 WYNCROFT AVONLEA VINEYARD LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE CHARDONNAY
Deep, rich, and maturing nicely. Great display of oak, barrel fermentation, and, especially, lees influence. Full./ Yes, full bodied. Good strength, oak, plump fruit. Dense wine. At a good stage. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1343. 16 WYNCROFT MARLAND NON AFFECTE LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE CHARDONNAY
On the lees over winter. A racy, juicy unoaked product. Pleasing sense of lees doughiness. Low key varietal character./ Palate conveys same impressions. Good acid. Lays right on the palate. Versatile. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1344. 15 CODY KRESTA LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE SEYVAL BLANC (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Suppressed at first. Airs to reveal a very sweetly fruited nose for seyval. Certainly grapes of full ripeness./ Full seyval character. Sec tendre, with good seyval acidity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1345. CHATEAU FONTAINE SWEETWATER SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA VIGNOLES half bottle
The pineapple facet of vignoles. Very rich in personality./ Very sweet, with great acid too, like an ice wine. I mean REALLY great acidity. This works. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1346. 15 ST. JULIAN BRAGANINI RESERVE LAKE HARVEST SUCCULENT SEVEN VINEYARD LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE VIGNOLES (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
11%; 70 gl residual sugar. Rich, deep, honey and lemon. Ripe peach comes on. Complete late harvest vignoles./ Succulent and sweet, with great acid foil. Wow. Total. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1347. 15 FENN VALLEY ESTATE LATE HARVEST FENNVILLE VIGNOLES
Sweet aromas of peach, orange, blossom, and honey. Tingly and round both./ Yes, impeccable varietal expression in a late harvest setting. Great play of acidity and sweetness. Full flavor range. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1348. FENN VALLEY 42 LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE VIDAL ICE WINE half bottle
Michigan Wine Competition - DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - BEST OF CLASS DESSERT WINE. Sprawling; all over the place. Concentrated. Wow. Will compete with the best Niagara Peninsula's. 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. Luscious sweetness balanced b y acid and extract. Totally awesome. 99+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1349. 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-1350. 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: 8.99 each

NAM-1351. 17 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT BLANC
Double Gold Medal - Tasters Guild International Wine Judging. Breathless, bright, clear, classic varietal aroma. Perhaps the best-ever vintage in this fabulous Chateau Fontaine Pinot Blanc series. Certainly a challenger to the great 2013 and 2014 that won unprecedented back-to-back trophies at the Michigan Wine Competition. Tense, tailored apple and melon varietal aromas. Juicy honey crisp apple flavor. Already perfectly accomplished at this young age. Triple Gold on my scoresheet; perfect marks. Serve with rainbow trout and slivered almonds.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1352. 14 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT BLANC (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Double Gold Medal - Michigan Wine Competition. Smashing triumph in yet another successive vintage. Brilliant, near perfect nose. Full apple, melon, and pear scents, vast and penetrating. Material, padding, grip./ Suave, with pleasing flavor intensity. Mild acid of the variety leads to a pleasingly soft conclusion. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1353. 16 VERTERRA LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT BLANC
Full and fine varietal character. Yes, spot on. Yet another northern MI pinot blanc winner./ Yes, vigorous and dry and balanced. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1354. 17 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY OLD MISSION PENINSULA PINOT BLANC
Shangri La Too, Seventh Hill, Prairie School, & Lyon vineyards. Good pinot blanc green fruit. The real deal./ Yes, dry and cool climate valid. Like a top pinot bianco from Alto Adige. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1355. 16 LEFT FOOD CHARLEY ISLAND VIEW VINEYARD OLD MISSION PENINSULA PINOT BLANC
Full, incisive, bold, big, explicit./ Shows its .9 RS off dry take in ripe 2016. In youth, this masks some of its extract and acidity on the palate. Will balance out after a few more months' bottle age. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1356. 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE WOODLAND LEELANAU PENINSULA WHITE
Gold Medal - 2018 Michigan Wine Competition. Much more accomplished now than when first released in winter. Filling out. Gaining the auxerrois varietal personality that's made it such a star./ That rich, round auxerrois aspect. Maybe even off dry this sunny vintage. Growth to go. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1357. 17 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY MURMUR MICHIGAN WHITE
Pinot gris, pinot blanc, riesling, traminette. Youthful pinot gris nose./ Pinot gris richness. Hints of the aromatic varieties in the back. Love the texture and acid. Will gain greater aromatic spread over the coming weeks. 91+/100. (Tasted 10/1/18).
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1358. 17 BOWERS HARBOR MICHIGAN PINOT GRIGIO
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1359. 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT GRIS (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2015: Rich and nutty, waxy. Apple./ Sweet and tender for Michigan pinot gris, so likely augmented with Pac Northwest fruit in this low-yield NW Michigan vintage. Agreeable. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1360. 12 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY TALE FEATHERS VINEYARD OLD MISSION PENINSULA PINOT GRIS (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
8 months in French oak. A rich, creamy aroma and burnished feel. Alsace leanings./ Good form and power. Dry and statuesque. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1361. 15 WYNCROFT MARLAND LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE PINOT GRIGIO
Alsace and Alto Adige clones. Boy, it's a player! Full bodied, full textured, everything blown up and beautiful./ All that amplitude is such a positive thing. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1362. 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA GRUNER VELTLINER
Gold Medal - 2018 Michigan Wine Competition. A clear picture of northern-grown gruner veltliner in all its appley glory./ Even more varietal character on the palate, which snow pea chiming in as well as pie apple. Good acidity as well as varietal roundness. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1363. 16 45 NORTH LEELANAU PENINSULA WHITE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2015: Grapes from Washington for this rendition because of 2015's crop failure in northwest Michigan. Chardonnay, viognier for the first time, gewurztraminer, riesling. Wonderful cuvee with basis of chardonnay apple plus the overtones of the aromatic varieties. Gewurz present but doesn't spike it too much. Light rosewater./ Great acid to balance the clear RS. Really good and high acidity. Remarkable achievement once again. The grape source is different, yet the style and quality are consistent. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1364. 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-1365. 13 MACKINAW TRAIL LATE HARVEST MICHIGAN RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1366. 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1367. 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
Racy, sweet, pleasingly intense./ More of all on the palate. Riesling peach and citrus expressions. Good acid-sweet balance. Good acid for food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1368. 15 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Picked a month later than the dry riesling. Sweeter for sure. Complex aromatic range of peach, apple, walnut, cedar, and spice. Lots of flavor and texture adventure. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1369. 14 LAURENTIDE SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

NAM-1370. 17 VERTERRA LEELANAU PENINSULA DRY RIESLING
Best Dry White Wine Trophy - 2018 Michigan Wine Competition. Fact is, the 2016 achieved the same honor in 2017! Very crisp, well balanced and fine, noble expression of dry riesling. Perfect poise. Plenty of cut as well as the richness and ripeness. It's truly dry. Laying in there so well. Not perfumey at all. Straight out dinner wine./ Good riesling taste. Peach. Good edgy acid. Extract, texture. So well put together. Eminently well composed and confident, totally mealworthy. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1371. 16 BOWERS HARBOR OLD MISSION PENINSULA MEDIUM SWEET RIESLING
From Smoky Hollow Vineyard. More force and character than the Medium Dry./ Oh, yeah, the sweetness carries. More acid too. Juice, extract, everything. A beautiful, beautiful riesling wine. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1372. 16 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY DRY OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING
From four vineyards: Terminal Moraine, Seventh Hill Original Block, Longcore, and Cork's. Subtle but plump and deep and variegated. Good material./ All about texture. Minimal RS. 11.5% alcohol. Brilliant acid and extract. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1373. 16 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY LE CABAN OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING
80% Rossi Vineyard, 20% Chown Vineyard. Medium sweet.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1374. 16 DABLON ESTATE SWEET LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE RIESLING
8 RS. Good, young, cool, apple and peach and flower riesling aromas. Shy but accurate, rich./ Oh, boy, beautifully accomplished on the palate. Peachy with tang of peach peel. Really special. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1375. 17 WYNCROFT MARLAND LATE HARVEST LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE RIESLING
2016: 3.5% RS. Oh, very racy and full of extract. No softness on the nose, no baby fat that many of the 2016 Michigan rieslings have shown in youth. Built to last./ Yes, loaded with material. On the palate, soft centered in youth still. No problem. Tasted 80/30/17. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1376. 13 WYNCROFT LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE RIESLING ICE WINE half bottle
At once sweet and brittle. That's ice wine! The syrupy high residual sugar and the crackling high acid. Wonderful aromas and flavors of honey over a bowlful of sliced stone fruits. Great depth and variegation. Total ice wine. 98/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1377. 14 TABOR HILL LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE TRAMINETTE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
True. Attractively fresh and showing varietal ID./ Sweetness balanced by good acid and that traminette bitter trace. Yes. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1378. 16 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY GRAND TRAVERSE GEWURZTRAMINER
Good, subtle, accurate gewurz nose with ginger and orange zest. 2016 soft./ Near dry. Good varietal flavor intensity competes with Alsace versions. Not as viscous as an Alsace gewurz; cooler environs. Good power, and cool climate acidity, which, coupled with dryness, invites food. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1379. 16 TABOR HILL LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE GEWURZTRAMINER
Michigan Wine Competition Double Gold Medal, Best of Class Semi-Dry White Wine Trophy. Oh, this is a good and fruity, strong and explicit expression of the varietal, replete with rose, ginger, and bay-laurel./ Yes, full flavored and showing that classic gewurz yin-yang of glycerol and astringency. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1380. 17 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI-DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA GEWURZTRAMINER
2016: Best vintage yet. More rose, more glycerol. Barbershop. Most gewurz personality here and maybe even in all Michigan gewurzs ever./ Off dry and luscious. Flavor profile still behind the aromatic intensity. Will grow. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1381. 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI-DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA GEWURZTRAMINER
Best vintage yet. More rose, more glycerol. Barbershop. Most gewurz personality here and maybe even in all Michigan gewurzs ever./ Off dry and luscious. Flavor profile still behind the aromatic intensity. Will grow. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1382. 17 BLACK STAR FARMS ARCTUROS OLD MISSION PENINSULA GEWURZTRAMINER
Double Gold Medal - Michigan Wine Competition. My notes: Pure, brittle, crystalline varietal clarity. Rose and light glycerol./ Yes, awesomely pomaded, perfumed. Splashy, spicy, peppery, gingery. Oh, boy, balanced by great northern MI acidity too. And gewurztraminer's inherent bitter trace on the finale. Ultra gewurz. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1383. 16 FENN VALLEY FENNVILLE MUSCAT OTTONEL
Deep and green and classic. Defines the varietal via its larger than life New World magnification./ Great acid verve. Green all over. Lots of green citrus. Yow! 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

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NEW YORK

NAM-1386. 16 BOUNDARY BREAKS OVID LANE NORTH FINGER LAKES RIESLING
4 clones. Shale, lime, sandstone, mica soils. Kabinett style. Trim and racy, with the right balance of sweetness and acid. The fruit is fresh and crisp./ Yes, balance, juice, flavor. Citrus and stone fruit. Juicy feel and flavor. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1387. 16 DR. KONSTANTIN FRANK SEMI DRY FINGER LAKES RIESLING
2015: Typical, pleasing, understated apple and citrus./ Nicely managed acidity. Harmonious overall. 901/00.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1388. 15 DR. KONSTANTIN FRANK FINGER LAKES RKATSITELI
Vinous 90: 'The Rkatsiteli variety is of Georgian origin, and is thought to be among the oldest wine grapes in the world. This odd but compelling variety has a long history in the Finger Lakes, as it was among Dr. Frank's original plantings back in the 1950s. A longtime fan favorite, Dr. Frank's Rkatsiteli used to be produced only in tiny quantities, but they have recently expanded the acreage so that the wine can be released into the broader market. This particular vintage boasts a flinty, exotic nose of crushed flowers, white peach, and lemon oil. The palate is light and lifted, with an electric energy and a salted lemon rind quality to the finish.'
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

CANADA

NAM-1390. 17 PELEE ISLAND ONTARIO CABERNET FRANC
Oh, sweet and crisp both, and full of spontaneity and spunk. Ideal cool climate cabernet franc red raspberry aroma./ Yes, both sweet and tart, and full of fruit. Great price. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1391. 17 PELEE ISLAND SEMI SWEET ONTARIO MERLOT
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1392. 17 PELEE ISLAND ONTARIO BACO NOIR
2015: Clear, cool, fruity, spot on baco. Oak patina? Or is it baco's smokiness? Regardless, this is special./ Cool, flowing, crisp, and ideal varietal character. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1393. 14 CAVE SPRING NIAGARA PENINSULA RIESLING ICE WINE half bottle
Wine Enthusiast 91: 'Golden raisins, poached pear, caramel and butterscotch meld together in this low alcohol, intensely flavored icewine. The flavors expand to include candied pineapple, with tremendous viscosity and enough acidity to keep it aloft and penetrating. $60.'
How Many bottles/singles: 52.95 each

NAM-1394. 15 JACKSON-TRIGGS RESERVE NIAGARA PENINSULA VIDAL ICE WINE quarter bottle
Pours like syrup. Very spicy, very abundant. Very ripe and honeyed./ Yeah, thick, honeyed. Nectar, power, grip. Total concentration. Good vidal pear and pineapple. Out of this world. 97/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1395. 13 PILLITTERI ESTATES NIAGARA PENINSULA VIDAL ICE WINE half bottle
2011: 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: 52.95 each

NAM-1396. 13 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: 62.95 each


 
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