updated 6-20-21
To add ONE or SEVERAL items ON THIS PAGE to your order at once, type the desired number of bottles in the How Many box for each item, then click the Add All Marked Items button at the bottom of THIS page.
WEST COAST

NAM-1002. 16 CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL WASHINGTON CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Family owned. Opens sweet and strong and oaky. Yet to develop much depth on the nose./ The palate is better, more three dimensional. Both oak and fruit are ample and of good quality. Relatively ripe by WA standards. Palate delivers, nose will catch up. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1003. 17 BURIED CANE COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2016: Always a good bottle. Crisp, clear, clean take with good oak aging as always. Cabernet ID. Consistently good./ Palate measures up too. Plenty of sweet pastille fruit. Black currant and blackberry varietal ID. Subtle barrel aging input. Works again. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1004. 18 HIGH HEAVEN MAJESTIC PINES COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Black, even purple fruit here. Blackberry and black currant, even boysenberry. Impressive WA take on cabernet./ Delicious flavor confirmation. Free of stiff cabernet tannins. Well crafted and enticingly well balanced. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1005. 16 REVELRY COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2013: 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: 21.99 each

NAM-1006. 18 PENDULUM COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2017: Wine Spectator 90: ‛Svelte and precise, with expressive black cherry, espresso and dusty spice flavors that end with fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1007. 17 SHARECROPPER'S COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Deep blackberry cabernet aroma with WA cool and collected take. Fine varietal and origin statements./ Sweeter than nose suggested. With good acid to balance. Very accommodating at present. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1008. 18 SUBSTANCE COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2016: 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 cuvee and the pittance it commands, it's a remarkable achievement.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1009. 18 WATERMILL CHANCES R COLUMBIA VALLEY RED
Winery in the Milton-Freewater district on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla Valley; 50% Walla Walla merlot, 25% malbec, the rest carmenere and petit verdot. 11 months in barrels, 25% new. Heady, compact, loaded. More power and potential than any previous vintage. Labeled Columbia Valley, but fully as domineering as a Walla Walla red./ Yes, rich and powerful. The varieties speak cherry, the oak, vanilla. Well balanced. Though this cuvee is usually made for early consumption, this vintage is a sleeper for the cellar. 92+.100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1010. 17 CANOE RIDGE THE EXPEDITION HORSE HEAVEN HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2016: 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-1011. 18 AIRFIELD ESTATES LONE BIRCH YAKIMA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2016: 80% cab sauv, with merlot, petit verdot. Sweet black fruits. Easy and appealing./ Sweet and gentle. Come hither. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1012. 17 AIRFIELD ESTATES YAKIMA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015: 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-1013. 16 AIRFIELD ESTATES RESERVE YAKIMA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2014: 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-1014. 16 DOUBLE CANYON HORSE HEAVEN HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015: 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-1015. 18 BERINGER MAIN & VINE CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON magnum
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1016. 16 BERINGER BOURBON BARREL AGED CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1017. 16 HOOPES HOOPLA CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles. Several months in French seasoned barrels. Very,.very nice. The Paso part doesn‛t hurt. Adds richness. Overall, a nice coastal wine and the oak adds a dash of barrel distinction. Extremely well crafted. A previous vintage disappointed after the change of appellation. Good combo of charm, class, quality, balance of oak and fruit. Gotta like it. Back in the game. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1018. 18 LAYER CAKE BOURBON BARREL AGED CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Full, thick, generous cabernet fruit plus good barrel extras, if not particularly suggestive of bourbon char or leachings./ Large and generous. Sweet fruit coating to the alcohol and tannin. Very giving. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1019. 18 ROBERT MONDAVI PRIVATE SELECTION BOURBON BARREL AGED CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015: 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: 16.99 each

NAM-1020. 16 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-1021. 19 MCMANIS FAMILY ESTATE LODI CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2017: Tasting Panel 92: 'Boysenberry gushes out of the glass, dense and aromatic, with just a hinit of violet on the back end. Juicy and concentrated notes of violets persevere with blackstrap molasses winding through toasty oak. On the finish, black licorice and ripe plum integrate with mocha on a bedrock of silky tannins. Includes 14% Petit Verdot, 5% Petite Sirah, and 4% Tannat.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1022. 18 STAVE & STEEL CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2017: Tasting Panel 92: 'Lush color and a deep, intense nose; pure and juicy with ripe plum and an impressively layered style; expressive, long, and refined. $20.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1023. 18 THREE THIEVES CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Sweet, and true to the varietal. Well formulated. Large. Delivers./ Yes, and even some barrel notions. Coastal fruit. Well crafted. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NAM-1024. 18 Z. ALEXANDER BROWN UNCAGED CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2017: Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛This full-bodied wine is polished and well balanced, but quite concentrated too. It delivers black cherry and black-currant flavors on an almost creamy texture. Plenty of fine-grained tannins add good structure and the finish is lingering. $18.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1025. 17 MARIETTA ESTATE ARME NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2016: Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛Saturated with opulent black-fruit flavors and moderately tannic, this wine is big but polished and complex. It shows little obvious oakiness, but rather feels shaped by oak aging until it was velvety and firm. Enjoyable now with something roasted or braised, this wine will drink best after 2022. $26.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1026. 17 SEBASTIANI NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2016: Investor Bill Foley bought Sebastiani several years back. I was hoping he was going to make some changes around here, but same winemaker remained and nothing happened. Until now. 15.5%. Sweet, intense, heady. Classic, old style Sonoma cabernet. I'm keen on this. FINALLY, something's changing here./ Power, presence, grip, depth. Body, flavor, oak. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1027. 16 KULETO INDIA INK LAKE COUNTY-NAPA COUNTY RED
90-10. Petit verdot, cab sauv, merlot, syrah. That's a terrific petit verdot statement. So dark, so intense, even tarry in fruit concentration. The name is accurate./ The Lake County dominance gives it attractive softness. Spreads nicely across the palate. Well crafted. Kudos to the winemaker. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1028. 19 AERENA NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
By Napa Valley‛s Blackbird. Well, they've pulled off the AVA expansion and price reduction adroitly. It's not Red Hills specific, but it has a Red Hills richness, softness, and depth to it. Admirably complex for the price, really./ Yes, and there's attractive oak embellishment as well. Fine tannins manage the fruit sweetness. Deal! 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1029. 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-1030. 17 BLUE ROCK BABY BLUE SONOMA RED
47% cab sauv, 28% merlot, with petit verdot, syrah, malbec, cab franc. Regional ripe, 17 cool. Works. Plenty of fruit and good oak./ All there. Pastille and oak. Wood and fruit tannins. Structure and contents. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1031. 17 BUENA VISTA THE COUNT FOUNDER'S SONOMA RED
2014: 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: 16.99 each

NAM-1032. 15 LYETH ESTATE SONOMA MERITAGE
43% merlot, 26% petit verdot, 18% malbec, 10% cab sauv, 3% cab franc from Knights and Dry Creek Valleys. Rich and right Lyeth style portraying the warmth of these valleys./ Rich and round and easy to assimilate. Oak chimes in at the finale, and it's welcome. All around winner. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1033. 18 RODNEY STRONG SONOMA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2017: Wine & Spirits 92 - BEST BUY: ‛A youthful, structured, savory red, it's hard to believe this wine is priced at $22. (At W&S, we assign scores with no knowledge of prices unless they are $20 or under). We opened this wine on a Thursday and by Saturday, it was still tight and firm, with juicy black-currant flavors and scents of herbs. As of Monday, it felt sumptuous and rich. Paige Dana of Cut in Beverly Hills tasted it that day and described the flavors as ‛a bowl of super-juicy, dark, yummy fruit before it goes overripe.‛ This is not a complex wine with a lot of depth, but it is pretty extraordinary to find such delicious drinking for a third of what you might be asked to pay for a cabernet of equal stature.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1034. 16 SEBASTIANI GRAVEL BED SONOMA RED
Wine & Spirits 91: 'This is a brisk cabernet sauvignon (79 percent) blended with merlot and malbec. Its cool tannins carry a dark, resinous herb character, providing a zesty counterpoint to the lush fruit sweetness. The texture is full and mellow, enlivened by fresh mineral acidity that provides a sandstone-like abrasion to the finish. Pour it with pork rillettes or other charcuterie. $40.'
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1035. 18 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015: 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-1036. 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-1037. 17 STORYTELLER LIMITED EDITION ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Spicy with oak and large with ALV power. Cool 2017 moderates, so its not singed./ Good, round, smooth ALV cabernet fruit, with 2017 coolness and acidity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1038. 17 BLACKSMITH DRY CREEK VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015: 20 months in oak barrels. 14.5%. Lovely, black, cool, haunting. Yes, DCV ripe but not DCV heated. Instead, cool menthol overtones./ Dark, deep, powerful. Well managed DCV cabernet without excess power, oak, aggressiveness. Continues to define the genre. Nothing to excess. Sweetness, oak, savor, balance. Tells the tale. Yes, rich and haunting, cool and fabulous. Has it all. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1039. 16 RODNEY STRONG ESTATE KNIGHTS VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015: Wine & Spirits 91: 'Lean and electric, this is a racy cabernet with rainwater coolness to its cherry-scented fruit. A spark of acidity brings out some green-plum flavor while the wine's light tannins remain in the background, adding savor without getting in the way of its drinkability. Its spare elegance and grace brings to mind Japanese preparations of duck, like the roasted breast with Cognac-pepper sauce at Mifune in NYC. $35.'
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1040. 18 A X R NAPA VALLEY RED
66% cab sauv, 19% malbec, 15% merlot. Inky red violet./ A large, powerful, 2018 fruit concentrated Napa claret. Plenty of the barrel augmentation it deserves too. Whole nine yards./ 2018 sweet fruit abundance coats over the oak. Whopping mouthful with marked Napa achievement. In retrospect, very well priced. I want it on the shelf. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1041. 17 ALPHA OMEGA TWO2 NAPA VALLEY RED
2016: Year in French barrels, 30% new. 65% cab sauv. Lots of red fruit. Cranberry, pomegranate. Unique. /Fruit, oak, barrel time. Burnished texture with fine tannin. Deep and dark. Super concentration; heavy duty. Intense, almost essential, but shows Napa grace too. Wow. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1042. 16 CHAPPELLET SIGNATURE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 96+: 'The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature has a very deep garnet-purple color and opens with wonderfully expressive notes of warm cassis, baked plums, black raspberries and kirsch with suggestions of underbrush, lilacs and chocolate box. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals layers of red and black berries with stunning freshness and an approachable, grainy texture, finishing long and earthy. Drink now-2037.'
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

NAM-1043. 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-1044. 16 FREEMARK ABBEY NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015: Parker 94: 'A blend of 75.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.9% Merlot, 7.3% Petit Verdot, 6.1% Cabernet Franc and 1.6% Malbec, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is deep garnet-purple colored and reveals open-knit, expressive cassis and baked plums scents with hints of pencil shavings, menthol, dark chocolate and damp soil plus a waft of unsmoked cigars. Full-bodied, concentrated and giving mouth-filling black fruits and savory layers, it finishes with a provocative grainy texture. Drink 2020-2035. $55.'
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1045. 18 GAMBLE FAMILY THE MILL KEEPER NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
82% cabernet sauvignon, 13% merlot, 5% malbec. Aged in 40% new French and American oak barrels. Boy, 2018 fruit fulfillment. Black, spicy, intense. Definite barrel complexities added, yet the fruit remains a saturating component./ Yes, sweet fruited, powerful, barrel inflected, out and out generous. Balanced too. Neither alcohol nor tannin stand apart. Well priced. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1046. 14 HEITZ NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'Representing one of the finest values in Napa Cabernet, this 100% varietal wine is bright and plush, layered in anise and cassis liqueur. A fresh high-toned midpalate evolves to show a softly round ending as a classic style of structure and elegance play out.'
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

NAM-1047. 18 HOOK OR CROOK RESERVE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Well, it certainly is generous and concentrated, if not the paragon of Napa Valley class. Yet there's some sense of Napa style here that marks this a special value./ On the palate, the AVA distinction is more strongly imparted. And there are quality barrel contributions too. It's got me convinced. DEAL. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1048. 14 LAIRD ESTATE BIG RANCH NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2013: 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-1049. 18 LONG MEADOW RANCH FARMSTEAD NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
13.5%. Well, this is what I like about LMR Napa Valley wines. They don't try to put the pedal to the metal like the 'bigger is better' tony-investor crowd. This is Napa Valley class fruit at a sensible level of alcohol and oak influence. It's not old time, but neither is it bombastic./ I like the acid, the harmony, the medium weight, and the food-worthiness. And the price! 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1050. 18 MOUNT VEEDER NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Spectator 93 - VALUE PICK: ‛Solid, with a loamy edge guiding the core of warmed cassis and plum reduction flavors along. Subtle sweet bay leaf, apple wood and anise notes fill in on the finish. Drink now through 2032. $44.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

NAM-1051. 18 POSTMARK NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
By Duckhorn. Sweet, suave, ripe, oaky, and wholly engaging Napa Valley cabernet. Duckhorn sleekness, plus more fruit oomph and sweetness than in most Duckhorn-sponsored wines./ Yeah, chocolate, caramel, and ripe black fruit with Napa class. Worth the tariff. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1052. 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-1053. 19 ORIN SWIFT THE PRISONER NAPA VALLEY RED
2017: Zinfandel, cab sauv, petite sirah, syrah, charbono. Deep and sweet and appealing. Fine wood. 11 months in French and American oak barrels, 30% new. Ripe zinfandel black raspberry fruit. Loaded./ Sweet and powerful at 15.2%. Coated acid. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

NAM-1054. 15 PHILOTIMO XINOMAVRO - CABERNET SAUVIGNON NEMEA-NAPA VALLEY RED‛
Tasting Panel 93: ‛Aromas of plum preserves and espresso dive into an earthy flavor profile of black olive. Luxe form start to finish is the textural sensation of black fruit, graphite, and savory dried fruit. The finish of briar and coriander adds more complexity. Aged 22 months is French oak barrels, 70% new. $59.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1055. 17 SILVER GHOST NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Vinous 92: ‛The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is very nicely done. Medium in body and silky with fine balance, the 2017 offers plenty of near- and medium-term appeal. Sweet red cherry, raspberry, cedar, spice and floral notes all open up in the glass. This is a fairly delicate style for the year but it all works well. Drink now-2030. $35.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1056. 17 STACK HOUSE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
80% cab sauv, 13% petit verdot, 7% merlot. 23 months in French oak, 55% new. Big, dense, dark, northern Napa rich./ Class oak and sweet mid to high Valley cabernet style. All about Napa Valley distinction. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1057. 18 TEXTBOOK NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wall Street Journal #1 Value Cabernet: ‛This lush lively red came from a variety of Napa Valley connections. Early harvesting and more canopy lends the wine its lithe character and relatively low alcohol.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1058. 18 PAOLETTI PICCOLO CRU CALISTOGA RED
2016: 50% cab sauv, 26% merlot, 10% malbec, 8% cab franc, 6% petit verdot. Good, full, black, creamy, barrel aged, northern Napa production. Fabulous./ American oak barrels, 30% new, and it's class oak. Rich and right and all encompassing aroma, fruit volume. Berry, plum, currant, and oak toast. Superior to the 2015. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1059. 18 GIBBS THREE CLONES ST. HELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2016: 14.4%. Deep and luxurious, velvety fruit and oak. And Napa class. Powerful, ripe./ Large, rich, ripe, concentrated, barrel aged. Fine tannin. Padding and breadth. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1060. 14 HAYFORK LEWELLING RANCH ST. HELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 93: 'Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Llewelling Ranch offers up notions of creme de cassis, black pepper, cedar chest and dried herbs with touches of tilled earth, menthol and mossy bark. Big, rich and full-bodied, it has a firm, chewy texture, lively backbone and long, spicy finish. Drink now-2033.'
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

NAM-1061. 13 HAYFORK LEWELLING RANCH ST. HELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
14.9%. Deep, luxurious, St. Helena rich. Grand oak embellishments. Thorough 13 power and glory. Total./ Yes, total saturation, complexity, beefiness of 13, power, sweetness, texture. Total. 98+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

NAM-1062. 13 LEWELLING ST. HELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

NAM-1063. 17 CLOS DE NAPA RUTHERFORD CABERNET SAUVIGNON
In a cool vintage, this is very bright, with less Rutherford dust than usual. It has power, while also clarity and elegance./ Full acidity of 2017 gives it exceptional race and meal-worthiness. Fine fruit tannin. No oak tannin, and not much of an oak complex. I mean, how much could a winemaker invest in new oak--given the cost of Rutherford cabernet fruit--and still sell the wine at this price point?! 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1064. 16 SANCTUARY RUTHERFORD CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015: Rich, dense, bright, ideal Rutherford cabernet with some heat at 15%. Rutherford warmth too./ Again, Napa class fruit. Impact, volume, satisfaction. Tannin to shed. A proper Rutherford cabernet. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1065. 13 TRES SABORES PERSPECTIVE RUTHERFORD CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Purple-black./ Uplift and elegance as well a near-essence concentration. Power, fruit, volume, blackness, depth, stamina. 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: 74.95 each

NAM-1066. 18 BLACKSMITH RESERVE OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
After Blacksmith‛s Rutherford cabernet, there's that cooler, more refined, more discreet Oakville cabernet style. Pure class here. Noble barrel embellishments make for a complex presentation./ Equally emblematic of its origins and skillful upbringing. Needs some time for full oak absorption. I don't regret one bit ordering a case of this on faith. 94+/100. List price: $45.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1067. 19 CLOS DE NAPA OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
75% cab sauv, 25% merlot; aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. Plenty of 2019 flash and countering Oakville discretion. Paradoxical, but true. This is really well bred Oakville cabernet given the subtle, spicy oak embellishments it deserves. 2019 fruit soaks it all up./ Sweet fruit, spicy oak, Oakville distinction, true harmony. Now or later. Actually, a sleeper for the cellar. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1068. 15 EMERSON BROWN III MICHAELS ESTATE OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
60% new French oak barrels. 120 cases produced. All cabernet sauvignon. Versus the Napa Valley cuvee, the extra oak shows. And the fruit is darker and grander. More-ish. Tons of Napa Valley class. Breathless. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 72.95 each

NAM-1069. 17 GHOST BLOCK OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Spectator 94 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: 'Features some frank, nearly heady ripeness, with steeped plum, acai berry and blackberry compote flavors bursting forth, followed quickly by bramble and licorice snap notes. The finish delivers a late kick of fruit and pulls in a mouthwatering apple wood accent. For fans of the big, bold style. Best from 2021 through 2034. $75.'
How Many bottles/singles: 64.95 each

NAM-1070. 14 HOOPES OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
All cabernet sauvignon. 45% new oak. Wow, more oomph, more Oakville class than the Napa Valley cuvee. Clarity, breeding. Terrific./ Yeah, Grand Vin. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 64.95 each

NAM-1071. 14 ONE ACRE OAK KNOLL DISTRICT CABERNET SAUVIGNON
29 months in French oak barrels. 14%. Intense and beautiful, with 2014 and Oak Knoll coolness. Yes, and good oak integration throughout./ Sweet, vivid blackberry fruit with seed and bramble peppery snap. Unique and fabulous. 97/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 74.95 each

NAM-1072. 15 MARTIN RAY STAGS LEAP DISTRICT CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2013: 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-1073. 15 SMITH-MADRONE ESTATE SPRING MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Tasting Panel 94: 'An exquisite bouquet of lavender, dried violets, and jasmine arises in tandem with sweet black and red fruit. This is a silky and statuesque wine with a fruit-forward bent, but echoes of graphite and chocolate add complexity of character; its freshness and concentration of fruit is perceptible. The grapes were grown at 1,800 feet atop Spring Mountain (16% Cab Franc is blended in) and aged 18 months in 65% new French oak.'
How Many bottles/singles: 52.95 each

NAM-1074. 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-1075. 18 RIDGE ESTATE MONTE BELLO VINEYARD SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2017: Vinous 94-97: ‛This blend of the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello comprises about 85% of what will be the final wine. At this early stage, the 2017 is distinctly medium in body, with a compelling interplay between the tannin profile and structural feel of a cold year and the ripe fruit of a warm vintage. That natural contrast is both highly unusual and alluring. Analytically, the 2017 has a level of tannin that is inline with vintages such as 2013 and 1996, but the expression of fruit is much more exotic. The 2017 is embryonic and not fully formed, it also clearly has the potential to develop into a truly special wine.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

NAM-1076. 17 HAHN CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2016: 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-1077. 18 SMITH & HOOK CENTRAL COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2017: Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛This starts with creamy aromas of black cherry, vanilla and mocha. The ripe palate offers espresso cream, black cherry sorbet and oaky caramel flavors. $25.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1078. 17 MONTOYA MONTEREY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 90 - BEST BUY: 'An elegant array of tightly woven black cherry, red flower, olive and loamy soil aromas make for a compelling entry to this bottling. Tannins grab the palate right away, carrying flavors of fresh red fruit, light pepper spice and candied boysenberry into a soft finish. $15.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1079. 16 DONATI PAICINES CLARET
2014: 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-1080. 18 AUSTIN HOPE PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 95 - Top 100 2020: ‛Quite dark in the glass, this reliable crowd-pleaser begins with hearty aromas of black currant, black plum, lush oak and caramel, accented by a hint of olive and loads of clove and nutmeg. The mouthfeel is hearty and rich, with just enough tannic weight to balance the creamy black-cherry, caramel and chocolate-ice-cream flavors, which lead to an oaky finish.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

NAM-1081. 18 AUSTIN HOPE QUEST PASO ROBLES RED
2017: Vinous 90: ‛Glass-staining ruby. Smoke-accented cherry and cassis qualities on the nose, along with a hint of spicy oak in the background. Smooth and energetic on the palate, showing bright lift to the bitter cherry and dark berry flavors. Delivers sharp definition and finishes with repeating spiciness and a hint of dusty tannins. Drink 2023-2029.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1082. 18 BARREL BURNER PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Tasting Panel 90: ‛Deep, resonant aromas of chocolate, plum, and roasted coffee give ths a running start. There‛s quite a lot of flavor packed into this great value red, most notably notes of leather and balsamic that move in stride with ripe cherry and black fruit.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1083. 18 BREA MASSA VINEYARD PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2018 Margarita Vineyard: Wine & Spirits 92 - BEST BUY: 'Partners Tim Elenteny, of T. Elenteny Imports, and Chris Brockway, of Broc Cellars, focus Brea on affordable wines made from cool-climate fruit with minimal intervention. This one, from a vineyard on the southern end of Paso Robles, starts out dark and savory, with notes of black-currant tea and plum that become vibrant with time in the glass. Driven by acidity and minerality rather than oak, it's invigorating juice, and a steal at the price. $25.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1084. 18 DAOU PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 92: ‛The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc aged 11 months in 60% new French oak. Deep ruby-purple, it opens with pure creme de cassis and meaty touches, slow to unfurl, over pure blackberries, cedar and dried thyme. Medium to full-bodied, it explodes with flavor in the mouth, purely defined but very ripe, with a very finely grained frame and a youthful cloaking of new oak, finishing long, fresh and classy. Drink now-2030.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1085. 17 FORCE OF NATURE RABBLE MOSSFIRE RANCH PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
14.1%. Lovely, bright fruit of 17. Not jammy but smooth./ Yes, Paso sweet and intense, with Rabble rich fruit and coated tannins. Lasting berry-currant flavor. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1086. 18 FOUR VINES THE KINKER PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 93 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛For the price, this delicious bottling is hard to beat. Aromas of blackberry pie, caramel and light oak are approachable and appealing. The palate is wrapped in tight-enough tannins to uphold the joyous black-plum and blackberry-pie flavors, which are enhanced by savory touches of meat and black olive. It finishes on a hint of mint.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1087. 17 J. LOHR SEVEN OAKS PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This delicious bottle starts off with robust aromas of cherry, sweet oak and mint. Polished but firm tannins uphold dark fruit, baking spice and a pinch of peppery herbs on the well-rounded, satisfying palate.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1088. 14 JOSEPH CARR PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Paso sweetish and also vintage elegant. Working together nicely. Well crafted and enjoyable./ Delicious boysenberry taste. Cool and dark for Paso. Outstanding winemaking. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1089. 17 MCPRICE MYERS BULL BY THE HORNS PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
85% cab sauv, 15% syrah. 20 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. Wow. Luxurious oak spices and rich fruit without going Paso overboard. There‛s the elegance of 2017 too./ Yes, full complement of oak seasonings. Dark, solid fruit. Complex of rosemary and licorice too. Power and elegance work together. Yow. Acts like a $50 cabernet. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1090. 18 POPPY PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Sweet, ripe, wholesome fruit of Paso and 2018. Suits the pattern just right./ Good acidity, texture, balance. Will be popular. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1091. 17 TALLEY BISHOP'S PEAK PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Vinous 91: ‛Shimmering magenta. Spice-tinged blackcurrant and cherry aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied lavender and cured tobacco. Offers sappy dark berry, bitter cherry, mocha and cracked pepper flavors that gain weight and turn sweeter with air. The long, penetrating finish features harmonious tannins and lingering spice and floral qualities. (raised in a 50/50 mix of French and American oak, 35% of it new). Drink 2023-2030. $24.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1092. 18 VARNER FOXGLOVE PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Crisp style of Varner. No Paso uber ripeness or raisin. It still reads Paso's warm fruit fulfillment, but it also has Euro form./ Yes, great acid and fine framing. Not for lovers of voluptuous Paso Robles cabernet. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1093. 17 VINA ROBLES ESTATE PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 93 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This wine delivers loads of Paso Robles richness at a fair price, starting with lush aromas of black cherry, caramel and mocha cream. The palate starts soft and inviting, with more cherry and caramel, then firms up with tighter tannins and penetrating acidity. $26.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1094. 18 ANCIENT PEAKS SANTA MARGARITA RANCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 93; Tasting Panel 93: ‛Ripe and balanced, with intuitive acidity unlike that found in any of Paso‛s other sub-AVAs. Cedar delivers subtle h9ints of cocoa and spice while dark cherry and cherry pith give way to a channel of calcareous m9ineralityh, black olive, and beetroot. Aged 20 months in French and American oak. $22.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1095. 16 LUCAS & LEWELLEN VALLEY VIEW VINEYARD SANTA YNEZ VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‛There is a strong mineral kick to the nose of this bottling, with aromas of wet slate and loam that lead into purple flowers and blackberry juice. The palate is lively with energy, dusted by dried herbs and lifted with fresh blackberries, all clinging to tense tannins and strong acidity. $25.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1096. 19 MATCHBOOK ESTATE RED GRAVEL DUNNIGAN HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2018: Wine Enthusiast 91 - BEST BUY: ‛This is a brawny, full-bodied and firmly tannic wine that's nevertheless seductive, complex and layered. A dark color and impressions of tobacco, black currant and sage make it delicious to sip. Best through 2027.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1097. 16 KLINKER BRICK LODI CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛Ripe, polished and well balanced, this wine checks all the boxes. Opulent black-cherry, black-currant and oak-spice aromas lead to rich but not overripe fruit flavors, while a soft layer of fine-grained tannins forms a smooth mouthfeel. $19.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1098. 17 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-1099. 17 THREE FINGER JACK EAST SIDE RIDGE LODI CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2016: Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Silky and supple despite the great concentration and full body, this opulent wine has focus and fruitiness. The color is extra dark, the aromas are brimming with black currants and black cherries, while the flavors capture wonderful baked fruits and dark chocolate. The wine's tannins are soft and well integrated, providing a smooth mouthfeel. $22.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1100. 17 SEVEN HILLS WINERY WALLA WALLA VALLEY MERLOT
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'The aromas provide appeal, with notes of pure raspberry, red currant, baking spice and milk chocolate. The medium-bodied palate shows a sense of deftness to the fruit and barrel flavors. It's a terrific example of the variety. $25.'
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1101. 16 FLORA SPRINGS NAPA VALLEY MERLOT
Nice and sweet varietal accuracy with full Napa class. Light oak./ Sweet oak and fruit. Balanced and alluring. Top drawer. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1102. 17 TREFETHEN ESTATE OAK KNOLL DISTRICT MERLOT
Wine Enthusiast 90: 'Deeply evocative of red fruit, dried herb and cedar, this soft supple wine offers an elegant style of complex structure and approachable texture and weight. Balanced and impressively quiet, it finishes in a woody note of oak. $45.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1103. 17 ANCIENT PEAKS PASO ROBLES MERLOT
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‛Black cherry, potpourri and the slightest hint of vanilla bean show on the nose of this bottling. Hearty black plum, boysenberry, herb and pepper flavors pop on the palate, which is wrapped in a leathery texture.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1104. 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-1105. 17 LANGE TWINS SAND POINT CLARKSBURG MERLOT
2016: Tasters Guild International Wine Judging - DOUBLE GOLD M,EDAL. My notes: Rich and ripe. Consistently impressive value/ Good acid, fruit, balance. A winner always. Nice, suave merlot aftertaste. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1106. 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-1107. 17 MCMANIS FAMILY ESTATE LODI PETIT VERDOT
Sweet and cedary, exaggerated petit verdot character in an inland setting. Rich fruited, full bodied./ Oh, this a really sweet and full petit verdot. There‛s an oaky bonus too. Works hard at this price. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1108. 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-1109. 18 BLACK'S STATION YOLO MALBEC
Wine Enthusiast 91 - BEST BUY: 'This deeply colored, quietly potent wine broods in tones of dark chocolate, blueberry jam and baking spices wrapped in layers of thick, fine-grained tannins. Everything is held together tightly, yet softly.'
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1110. 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: 25.99 each

NAM-1111. 17 SOTER PLANET OREGON OREGON PINOT NOIR
Clear, cool 17 fruit. Ideal Oregon presentation. Sweet, dark fruit./ Yes, clear and uncomplicated. Straight on sweet, tasty. Good acid. A California winemaker's approach to Oregon pinot noir. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1112. 18 UNION WINE CO. UNDERWOOD OREGON PINOT NOIR
2017: At Tualatin. Nice, discreetly sweet 2017. All I need in Oregon pinot. Deal./ Again, sweetness, acid, flavor, texture, follow through. Yes, a deal indeed. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1113. 17 APOLLONI WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Dijon and Pommard clones; aged in French oak barrels. Cool, fresh, uplifting, ventilating Oregon take on pinot noir. Kiss of toasted French oak creme brulee adds to its aromatic profile./ Suave, appropriately medium bodied, and impressively flavorful. The oak has definite influence, adding nuances of toast, brandy, brown spices, and pipe tobacco casings. Fills the bill at a reasonable price. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1114. 19 AVERAEN WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
On volcanic Jory & marine sediment soils of the Dundee Hills region; 10 months in Bemond, Damy, Cavin & Stockinger barrels. Fresh, alert, bright, racy. Pure and cool cherry aroma of OR pinot. Suggestion of oak and barrel time./ Medium bodied in this cool, wet vintage. Nonetheless, the acidity is well managed. Useful now and will round out with further aging. Kudos to the winemaker in 2019. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1115. 16 BENTON-LANE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
No notes available yet.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1116. 17 CHATEAU BIANCA WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Fourth generation winery at Dallas OR, west of Salem. Proper medium scarlet color intensity, as was the 2016./ Racy, red fruited OR pinot: cherry, cranberry, pomegranate./ Yes, plenty crisp edged, with a sweet core. A nice, tarry, peels quality. This is genuine cool climate pinot. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1117. 18 DROUHIN CLOUDLINE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2017: 25% from the Roserock Vineyard. Very bright 17 fruit with Drouhin charm and discretion. Light oak dusting./ Yes, all is subtle and in place. Great acid race and pinot charm in the OR and Drouhin style. Textbook. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1118. 17 DOMAINE DROUHIN DUNDEE HILLS PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 92: ‛Generous yet refined and focused, with expressive raspberry, grilled orange and spice flavors that linger on the long, focused finish. Drink now through 2027. $45.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1119. 19 ADELSHEIM WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2017: Wine Spectator 91: 'Polished and elegantly complex, with pretty rose petal, raspberry and spiced tea flavors that glide on the long finish. Drink now through 2024. $30.'
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1120. 19 EVESHAM WOOD WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Unfiltered; est. 1986. Oh, this has charm. It always does. Just pure, joyous cherry and blossom. Subtle oak-cedar overtones./ Medium bodied. A little of the herbal side in cool, wet 2019, which is countered by cherry fruit sweetness. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1121. 17 GOODFELLOW WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
15 months in French oak barrels. Encouraging medium color intensity./ More oak than I remember in earlier vintages. Maybe the fruit just isn't as abundant./ Sweet and elegant pinot fruit with good acid. Fruit and oak tannins. Palate plays out well, balanced and giving. Will improve. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1122. 18 GROCHAU COMMUTER CUVEE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
John Grochau discovered wine while bicycle racing for a French team in the Loire Valley; aged 9 months on lees in seasoned oak barrels. Pronounced Grow-Shaw, not Groucho. Fresh, stimulating nose-ful of crisp Oregon pinot. Rounds and brightens with aeration. I can see the lees influence./ Palate well rounded and full, as well as Oregon crisp. Continues to fill out by the minute. What a salivating mouthful of pinot for food. Some tannin precludes service with fish until it rounds out over the coming months. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1123. 19 ILLAHE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2018: Brilliant Oregon pinot noir lucidity, class, and coolness. Fully ripe, with lots of cherry and cranberry fruit and a dab of tar./ Wow, full flavor, acid, padding. Light tannin. Total. Best of a fine series. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1124. 19 KEN WRIGHT WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
From Abbott Claim, Canary Hill, Carter, Freedom Hill, Guadalupe, McCrone, Meredith Mitchell, Nysa, and Savoya vineyards.. Spicy-oaky-cedary impressions from the smell of the cork to what's wafting from my Taster glass at first encounter. Full, sweet fruit with fine oak dressings./ Medium bodied. 2019 takes the pedal off the metal to a degree, but there's nothing wanting for sweetness and fulfillment here despite the cold, wet vintage. Bravo, Ken Wright. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1125. 18 LINGUA FRANCA AVNI WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine & Spirits 92: ‛Drawn from mostly Eola-Amity Hills vineyards, including Larry Stone's estate, this is youthful and brisk, with a light red-cherry scent lined by oak. The plum flavors have an earthiness that brings the wine to a darker hue, emphasized by weighty and mineral tannins and a barrel element that will need time to tuck into the wine.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1126. 18 LINGUA FRANCA THE PLOW EOLA - AMITY HILLS PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 94: ‛Graceful in its complexity and elegantly expressive, offering lithe raspberry and cherry flavors that are laced with a hint of crushed stone and black tea that build tension toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2029.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

NAM-1127. 18 LULU 62 WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Proper medium dark color./ 18 Sweet and OR cool. Spot on./ Again, both rich and racy enough for good balance. Good acidity. This is rightful Willamette pinot. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1128. 18 MAISON L'ENVOYE STRAIGHT SHOOTER WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2017: Wine Spectator 91 - SMART BUY. My notes: 20% whole cluster fermented. 12 months in French oak barrels. Good, deep, dark, nicely ripe Oregon pinot noir. Yes./ Sweet and suave, with light oak and especially ripe fruit for Oregon pinot. Full texture, with fine tannins. Persistent fruit and game finish. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1129. 17 MONTINORE ESTATE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Vinous 90: ‛Vivid red. Spice-accented red fruit and floral scents. Weighty yet quite lively for the vintage, offering bitter cherry and red currant flavors that deepen slowly as the wine opens up. Finishes with solid grip, subtle tannins and spicy cut, leaving a suggestion of cherry pit behind. Raised in French and Hungarian oak, 21% of it new. Drink now-2025. $24.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1130. 16 MONTINORE ESTATE RESERVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Vineyard established in 1982; one of the oldest. 1/3 new barrels. 2016 style. Tighter and tarter than the 2015, younger than the 2014 when last tasted. The material is here; third straight winning vintage of this./ Reserve richness, body, amplitude, and barrel extras. Good OR acid, of course. A shame to drink now. Even without much tannin, it needs time to spread its peacock's tail. Decidedly Burgundian. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1131. 19 PATRICIA GREEN RESERVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
The flagship cuvee; 1/3 estate, 1/3 Freedom Hill Vyd, 1/3 four Dundee Hills sites.; barrel aged, 1/3 new. A successful 2019 sporting rich cherry fruit, with fruit peel and tar highlights. No shortage of ripeness despite the cold, wet vintage./ Yes, admirable degree of ripeness. Just right. And a good measure of OR fruit acidity. Tangy and lingering dinner wine. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1132. 18 PIKE ROAD WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
By Elk Cove; from purchased grapes. Patricia Campbell was our very first Les Amis du Vin speaker. Her son makes the wines now./ Well, this is buxom. Fuller, darker, more powerful. A rich and rightful Oregon pinot contrasted from a California model./ Dark fruit. Some fine tannin. This will spread out more with bottle age. A bit compact for now. I like the balance, poise, potential. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1133. 17 PONZI TAVOLA WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Vinous 90: 'Deep red. Ripe, mineral-tinged red berry and cherry scents, along with a hint of succulent herbs and building spiciness. Smooth and open-knit, showing very good depth to the bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors, which take on a smoky quality with aeration. Shows the forward character of the vintage and finishes long and supple, with repeating spiciness and gentle, even tannins. (20% new French oak). Drink 2021-2027. $27.'
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1134. 19 PURPLE HANDS LONE OAK RANCH WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2017: Wine Spectator 93 - SMART BUY: 'Well-built and lively, featuring cherry and blueberry flavors, laced with black tea and smoky spice notes. That build tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2027. $30.'
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1135. 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-1136. 18 STOLLER ESTATE DUNDEE HILLS PINOT NOIR
Est. 1993; from all the estate's clones; mainly whole bunch fermented; aged a year in seasoned French oak barrels. That pretty, pretty Stoller take on Oregon pinot that rides the line between crispness and richness. Spot on harmony./ Rich, round, and full in the mouth. No mistaking this for the richer, riper California pinot style though. It has structure, coolness, and vibrant acidity. Perennial winner, at a reasonable price. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1137. 18 THE FOUR GRACES WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 90: ‛Svelte and vibrant, with narrowly focused raspberry and pomegranate flavors, laced with black tea notes and a hint of sandalwood. Drink now through 2026. $30.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1138. 19 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS WHOLE CLUSTER WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2018: Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛Irresistibly delicious, this perennial winner rocks bright, freshly picked raspberry and marionberry fruit, set against a core of minerality. A mix of Pommard and Wädenswil clones, all fermented with the stems, it sidesteps any herbal excess and finishes with a palate-cleansing burst of acidity. $24.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1139. 18 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS FOUNDERS' RESERVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Dijon, Pommard, Wadenswil clones; 9 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. A consistent winner of late, it features deep fruit verging on purple--unusual for pinot. And oak augmentation without dominance. Complex, sophisticated./ Well married fruit and oak presentation. Both oak and fruit tannins. Good acid. Lays right; nothing askew. Though it will be suaver after another year or two in the cellar. Well priced. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1140. 17 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS FOUNDERS' RESERVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Dijon, Pommard, & Wadenswil clones; 9 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. This shows the extra year of bottle maturation versus the 2018 tasted last month. It's softer; and there's the beginning of bottle bouquet coming on. Deep and intricate melange of fruit, oak, and barrel age./ Yes, rounder and softer on the palate too. Remarkably engaging flavor and texture range at this stage. Enough acid to preserve balance. I'd put it right to use. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1141. 18 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS ESTATE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Vinous 91: 'Deep, bright-hued red. Fresh red berry and rose oil scents pick up suggestions of cola and allspice as the wine opens up. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors enlivened by a gentle spicy element. The floral note comes back steadily on the gently tannic finish, which lingers with very good tenacity. 17% new oak. Drink 2021-2026. $32.'
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1142. 18 BERINGER FOUNDERS' ESTATE CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Pleasing crisp edge and sweetish center. Medium bodied./ Good varietal character. Genuine. Good acid. Proper medium body. Plenty of race for mealtime versatility. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1143. 19 DE LOACH HERITAGE RESERVE CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
2018: This is PINOT NOIR, even when served cooler than it ought to be. Cherry, creme, pitch, anise. Warm, suave, balanced. Clearly cool climate and unadulterated by alien varieties./ Yes, suavity and roundness of the variety. No pandering residual sweetness. Spot on value deserving of its popularity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1144. 18 MCMANIS FAMILY ESTATE LODI PINOT NOIR
2017: Tasting Panel 92: 'Accompanied by white-peppered tomato leaf, rhubarb and spiced cranberry lift on the nose. The spice continues on the palate and turns into a bundled bouquet of heather, lavender, and jasmine. Raspberry is delicate on the long, silky finish.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1145. 19 PROPHECY CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Medium dark. That‛s positive. Suggests it hasn‛t been doctored./ Pinot sweetness and purity. Coolness, clarity, and varietal character here./ The palate is sweet, soft, and valid. Good acidity. Yes, this works. And it‛s bound to prove popular. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1146. 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-1147. 17 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-1148. 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-1149. 16 LONG MEADOW RANCH ESTATE ANDERSON VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Parker 93: 'The 2016 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley has a pale to medium ruby color and spicy notes of cinnamon, tree bark, dried cranberries, burnt orange peel and woodsmoke with a core of red and black berry fruit. The medium-bodied palate is elegant and nuanced with spicy character and a grainy, fresh frame, continuing to blossom on the long, detailed finish. Drink now-2026.'
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1150. 15 DAVID BRUCE SONOMA PINOT NOIR
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

NAM-1151. 16 ANTHILL FARMS CAMPBELL RANCH SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Vinous 93+: ‛The 2016 Pinot Noir Campbell Ranch Vineyard opens with a serious burst of fruit. There is terrific depth and intensity, but today the oak is showing a bit more prominently than is typically the case with the Anthill Pinots. The 33% whole clusters are not at all evident. The Campbell Ranch has quite a bit of potential. Drink 2020-2026.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1152. 19 CLINE SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Tasting Panel 93: ‛Aged for seven months in 40% new French oak. Following aromas of nutmeg and plum, the entry of sassafras and earth on the palate is just the beginning of the wine‛s expressive journey. Dark cherry, brush, and cinnamon enter midway on a deluxe mouthfeel and are accompanied by mocha and ginger on the finish.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1153. 17 KOSTA-BROWNE SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Dark color./ Ripe SCT for sure. From the southern sector? Despite the color, it's probably all pinot noir./ Rich and large. I can understand the following. Brightness, power, wood spice. Definite barrel extras. Retains good acidity. One large pinot. I can understand the price and the following. Big wine. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 99.50 each

NAM-1154. 17 FAILLA SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Rich, deep, romantic pinot with great oak. More like Russian River Valley pinot than Sonoma Coast./ Satisfying body, acidity, concentration. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

NAM-1155. 16 LIOCO LUGUNA SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 90: 'There are peppery hints to the light and delicate red cherry, berry and plum flavors of this red, supported by fresh acidity. The lithe finish offers flinty notes. Drink now through 2022. $40.'
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1156. 17 PALI RIVIERA VINEYARD SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 90/100 - SMART BUY. My notes: Riper fruit scene here and a greater measure of oak evident following a set of Oregon pinot noirs. Even though Sonoma Coast pinots have cool leanings of their own, it's all in context./ Sweet and accomplished SCT with barrel aged extras. These guys do well at pinot noir the length of the California coast. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1157. 17 ROUTE STOCK SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 91: ‛This offers creamy raspberry, currant and wild plum flavors, supported by medium-grained tannins. The spicy finish lingers with chocolate notes and hints of mint. Drink now through 2023.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1158. 18 THE CALLING SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Bright and beautiful. The cool, snappy black cherry character. Burgundian. Monterey without the herbs./ Smooth, mainly unoaked. Well, maybe a little oak vanillin. Very nice. A very fine wine. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1159. 17 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: 44.99 each

NAM-1160. 16 BALLETTO ESTATE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine & Spirits 93: 'This wine is fully concentrated yet delicately detailed. It's vinous rather than directly fruity, focused on the umami of velvet tannins and the bold spiciness of coriander and fennel. Dark, savory and yielding, it's a gracious Russian River pinot noir.'
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1161. 18 CAPIAUX CHIMERA RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2017: Wine Spectator 91: ‛This offers a well-structured core of dark fruit and olive flavors, interwoven with savory accents. Slate and spice details show on the firm finish. Drink now through 2023.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1162. 17 DAVIS BYNUM RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine & Spirits 92 - BEST BUY: 'Greg Morthole sourced fruit for this 2017 from vineyards in the Santa Rosa plain, the Middle Reach of the Russian River and Green Valley. Some of the fruit also came from an estate vineyard in the Petaluma Gap. Those varied sites provided enough generous fruit flavor to balance the wine's brighter notes of sassafras and earthy notes of roots. It's a clean, fragrant and spicy pinot noir to pour with grilled pork. $35.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1163. 17 DE LOACH RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2016: 10 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. Oak plus RRV class. Really comes forth./ Again. Lots of RRV character and class. That special spicy savor. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1164. 16 JOSEPH SWAN CUVEE DE TROIS RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
From estate and top nearby vineyards, seven in all. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 16% new. Unfined, unfiltered. 12.8%. Wow! There's not another pinot like it...except another from Swan! This has less rusticity than some earlier vintages. The varietal statement is purer, and more precise. The elevage has added exciting complexity and detail. It's deep, tarry, spicy./ Yeah, pedigree of origin, brilliance of upbringing. All that and moderate alcohol to boot. If you're tired of same-old, same-old (actually 'new') California pinots, open a bottle of this legend. Very popular with the tasting panel. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

NAM-1165. 18 PEDRONCELLI SIGNATURE SELECTION RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2017: Est. 1927. Tight and right old style California pinot noir. A throwback to the late Sixties and early Seventies, when this wine was receiving high critical acclaim. It hasn't changed. Today's critics are more taken by sweeter, oakier, blowsier renditions now on the market./ Yes, this is the one I want at the table. Great acidity for mealtime versatility. The grip, the texture, and the varietal character of California pinots of yore. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1166. 17 RODNEY STRONG RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2016: Wine Spectator 91 - SMART BUY: 'Refined, featuring lithe flavors of cherry tart and raspberry, with hints of nutmeg, all supported by medium-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Chocolate, spice and cream details emerge on the rich finish. Drink now through 2024. $25.'
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1167. 17 SIDURI RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‛Juicy black and red fruit highlight a weighty, full-bodied and fruit-forward style of powerful flavor in this well-made appellation wine. Baking spice and cola round out the profile.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1168. 19 THE CALLING RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1169. 13 IRON HORSE ESTATE GREEN VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Coolness of Green Valley meets warmth of 2013seven years on. W9inning combo./ Appropriately medium bodied. Spicy, savory oak highlights. Smooth textured with maturity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1170. 13 LONG MEADOW RANCH FARMSTEAD SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Mainly from Anderson Valley. Well, this wine has crisp, cool Sonoma Coast AVA character, plus added richness thanks to the epic 2013 vintage. Youthful still./ Yes, the warmth and suavity of pinot and 2013. Proper, compensating cool climate acidity. Wears its alcohol well. In fact, it's less full bodied than I would have imagined; therefore, more versatile at the table. Smooth, tasty finish. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1171. 19 HANZELL SEBELLA SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Sonoma Valley Burgundy-grape specialist since the 1950s; Sebella, once the estate's second wine, now incorporates fruit from neighboring growers as well; aged 9 months in French oak barrels, 10% new. That's a proper medium dark pinot color./ Oh, wow. That's special. Adheres to the tradition of early Calif pinot noirs: red fruited instead of black, subtly spicy-oaky instead of frankly woody, dry instead of sweet, elusive instead of obvious./ Oh, yes. The dryness. The acidity. The unique flavor set that's now near extinct. Bargain priced beside the Grand Vin. 94+/100..
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1172. 14 GLORIA FERRER CARNEROS PINOT NOIR
9 months in French oak barrels; from 11 soil types and 17 clones. Something of the austerity of 2014 persists. Coolness of Carneros pinot on display. Tart fruits like cranberry and pomegranate./ Yes, good and tart 2014 Carneros pinot essentials. Surprisingly unevolved yet. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1173. 16 DOMAINE EDEN SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS PINOT NOIR
Wine & Spirits 92: 'The delicacy of this pinot noir keeps it airy even as its red fruit saturates the texture and some youthful reductive notes close it off. That green-onion tension gives way to briny notes of seaweed and beach grass, the oak adding a smoky undertone. In 2007, Mount Eden purchased this Saratoga property, formerly known as Cinnabar, and renamed it Domaine Eden. One ridge to the north of Mount Eden, it's where Jeffrey Patterson now grows this pinot noir on a north-facing slope.'
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1174. 17 CALERA CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 93 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛This blend from sites across the Central Coast carries all the expert hallmarks of the brand, from ripe fruit to earthy spice. Tightly wound aromas of pomegranate, berry, soil and star anise lead into a crisp yet savory palate of raspberry and deep cherry. Pinches of dried sage and thyme linger on the finish. $30.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1175. 18 FOLLY OF THE BEAST CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
Tasting Panel 93: 'Aged in 30% new French oak for 12 months, this sinewy and complex 100% Pinot Noir offers an exotic perfume of Asian spices, boysenberry pie, mocha, and espresso. The ripe palate is a charmer, with brown sugar, cedar, baking spices, and an inherent freshness that heightens with each sip. Fennel and roasted coffee beans enter midway, where they're layered with black plum. $19.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1176. 18 PARKER STATION MONTEREY-SAN LUIS OBISPO-SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
74-17-9. Great Central Coast acidity. Sharply delineated while California abundant. Masterful winemaking./ Yes, cool and clearly stated varietal character. Ripe, racy, flavorful. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1177. 16 CHALONE ESTATE HERITAGE VINES CHALONE PINOT NOIR
Wine & Spirits 90: ‛The feel of warm sun and a granite grip combine for an arresting aspect to this pinot. The tannins create a tight perimeter for the cool fruit. $30.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1178. 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-1179. 17 CHARLES WOODSON‛S INTERCEPT MONTEREY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛Soon-to-be NFL Hall of Famer Charles Woodson is not messing around with this Pinot Noir. Crisp aromas of fresh raspberry and hibiscus meet with a hint of gamy meat on the nose, while the palate delivers pleasantly rustic flavors of dried wild cherry, oregano and peppercorn.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1180. 18 NOBLE VINES 667 MONTEREY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 90 - BEST BUY: 'A solid option for fairly priced Pinot Noir, this clonal selection starts with aromas of chaparral spice, wet earth and a hint of cranberry. There's a strong sense of bay leaf and pine on the palate, along with boysenberry and bold acidity that washes into the vanilla-kissed finish.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1181. 18 HAHN SLH ESTATE SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Tasting Panel 93: ‛From fragrant wild strawberries bathed in tilled soil to spiced oak, the aromatics alone are inspiring. This Pinot has an innate freshness revved by high-toned acidity and brambly cranberry that‛s juicy to the core. Rose petals and Italian herbs romance on the finish. $25.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1182. 17 MARK WEST SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1183. 17 MER SOLEIL RESERVE SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Vinous 90: ‛Bright ruby-red. Cherry cola, black raspberry and candied rose scents are complemented by suggestions of roasted coffee, vanilla and star anise. Palate-coating red and blue fruit, mocha and spicecake flavors show very good depth and take on a spicy aspect with aeration. Clings strongly on the long, smoky finish, which is given shape by subtle, well-knit tannins. Definitely on the rich side as Pinot goes, but there's unlikely energy here as well. Drink 2021-2027. $40.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1184. 16 TALLEY ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Vinous 92: ‛(15% new French oak) Lurid red. Spice-accented raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by hints of cola, candied rose and smoky mineral notes. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering lively red berry flavors and suggestions of floral pastilles and blood orange that emerge with aeration. Nicely concentrated but vibrant and precise in style, delivering solid closing thrust, while smooth tannins lend shape to the long, spice-accented finish. This wine is composed of 65% Rincon and 35% Rosemary's fruit and, like the Chardonnay, it's extremely impressive for what might be called an entry-level bottling. Drink now-2026. $42.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1185. 16 LUMEN SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
Lane Tanner project; its fair to say she‛s the winemaker who inspired Sideways. While Santa Barbara cool and crunchy, it's Lane Tanner larger than life too. Fine depth, breadth, power, complexity, presence. Barrel extras./ Yes, lively Santa Barbara fruit acidity linked to large scale pinot presence. This is special--non pareil. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1186. 15 LUCAS & LEWELLEN ESTATE SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This wine shows exuberant aromas of baked cherry, gingerbread, clove, cardamom and vanilla on the rich, heady nose. It tightens up on the sip to focus on thyme, oregano, rose petals and potpourri flavors, though the vanilla and cherry do flash on the finish. $20.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1187. 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-1188. 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-1189. 18 FESS PARKER STA RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This widely available and fairly priced wine starts with aromas of tightly wound red fruit and dusty minerals. The palate deftly balances density with lifted acidity, carrying flavors of roasted cherry and root beer spice. $30.'
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1190. 16 AIRFIELD ESTATES LONE BIRCH YAKIMA VALLEY SYRAH
Sweet and syrupy. Dark and deep. Stewed raspberries./ More fruit clarity, brightness, and definition on the palate. A simple, pleasing wine.. Good served at cellar temperature. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1191. 13 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY SYRAH
Fully black color still./ Fully concentrated, vital. 2013 robust. Young, but not resistant./ Full, dark syrah fruit with some barrel aging evident. Hints of bottle bouquet, but, really, this hasn't budged much over the years. Could be cellared further. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1192. 16 TENET THE PUNDIT COLUMBIA VALLEY SYRAH
Vinous 90: 'Bright, full ruby. Slightly reduced aromas of dark berries, dark chocolate and spices; less expressive and wild than the 2015 version was at the same stage. Concentrated, silky and fine-grained, displaying sexy spice and violet lift to the concentrated dark berry and licorice flavors. I find more sweetness and primary fruit character--and more generosity of texture--than in the 2015 version of this bottling. The long finish hints at chocolatey ripeness but also shows lovely violet lift and a fine dusting of tannins. This needs aeration or a year or two in the cellar to shed its reductive quality. Drink now-2025. $25.'
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1193. 15 HEDGES CUVEE MARCEL DUPONT LES GOSSES VINEYARD RED MOUNTAIN SYRAH
Aged 19 months in barrels (70% French, 30% American), 25% new. Large, ripe, black fruited. Presence and depth. Not a thug like some California syrahs, it can't be easily dismissed, though there are only vague suggestions of northern Rhone syrah./ Full bodied, full flavored. While it lacks in finesse, it provides in scale. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1194. 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-1195. 17 J. LOHR SOUTH RIDGE PASO ROBLES SYRAH
2016: Wine Enthusiast 91 - BEST BUY: ‛This widely available wine carries aromas of ripe berry, plum, violet and lavender that lead into a palate loaded with flavors of black currant and purple flowers. Polished tannins and just-right acidity frame it all.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1196. 18 BOGLE CALIFORNIA PETITE SIRAH
Wine Enthusiast 91 - BEST BUY: ‛Delicious blackberry, blueberry and dark-chocolate flavors are wrapped in thick but soft tannins. This is a full-bodied wine, with a mouthcoating texture.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1197. 18 PARDUCCI TRUE GRIT RESERVE MENDOCINO PETITE SIRAH
2016: Wine Enthusiast 90: 'This staunch, tannic and concentrated wine is wound up tight and will need years to put its best foot forward. The color is inky dark, the aromas and flavors are closed in lightly smoky and peppery tones. There's rich dark fruit underneath, but it's almost unaccessible at this point. It will be best consumed after 2026. $25.' 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.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1198. 18 SHANNON RIDGE HIGH ELEVATION LAKE COUNTY PETITE SIRAH
Wine Enthusiast 90: 'This full-bodied wine offers big, ripe flavors and smooth tannins. It's approachable for Petite Sirah, and packed with dark chocolate and black pepper notes that will appeal to many. $23.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1199. 17 RIDGE LYTTON ESTATE DRY CREEK VALLEY PETITE SIRAH
Vinous 93: ‛The 2017 Petite Syrah Lytton Estate is another superb wine from Ridge's Lytton ranch. Inky dark fruit and expressive savory notes infuse this bombastic, heady Petite with tremendous nuance and surprising freshness. The 2017 is very young at this stage, but it clearly has the structure to age. My impression is that it will be even better once some of the baby fat melts away. Even today, though, the 2017 is superb. Drink now-2037.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1200. 18 CHRONIC CELLARS SUITE PETITE PASO ROBLES PETITE SIRAH
Wine Enthusiast 91 - BEST BUY: 'Aromas of strawberry and boysenberry meet with smoked beef, violet and tar on the nose of this bottling, which includes 11% Syrah. Char and tar flavors are brushed with more elegant purple-flower and black-plum tones on the balanced palate. $15.'
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1201. 18 VINA ROBLES ESTATE PASO ROBLES PETITE SIRAH
Wine Enthusiast 93: ‛Quite dark and inky in the glass, this bottling begins with aromas of cassis, roasted meat and a hint of baking spice. Thick, hearty tannins frame the savory sip, where teriyaki and roast lamb flavors lead to dark berries, moving to vanilla bean and espresso on the finish. $29.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1202. 18 FIELD RECORDINGS PETS SANTA BARBARA RED
85% petite sirah, 15% primitivo. Dark, solid, backward pet wine. Down deep, there's a suggestion of loganberry--the highest and best pet aroma seldom found outside one from Stags' Leap Winery./ Yes, the Santa Barbara relatively cool environs encourage that fruit statement. It's no petite sirah monolith. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1203. 15 HARASZTHY BEARITAGE LODI PETITE SIRAH
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1204. 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-1205. 18 MCMANIS FAMILY ESTATE RIVER JUNCTION PETITE SIRAH
2017: Tasting Panel 92: 'Purple-black in color, this densely sumptuous red offers up a nose of blueberries and blue-fooral tones. Chalky, teeth-gripping tannins work well with a mouth-watering array of ripe blue and black fruit. Dark chocolate and a streak of graphite lend gravitas as Tannat (16%) and Teroldego (3%) add body and color.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1206. 15 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: 24.99 each

NAM-1207. 18 BIRICHINO OLD VINE CENTENAIRES BECHTHOLD VINEYARD MOKELUMNE RIVER CINSAULT
Wine & Spirits 91: ‛From a venerable old-vine Lodi site with plantings that go back to 1886, this light and chewy red has briary strawberry scents and juicy red-fruit flavors. It feels effortless and comforting in its texture, chewy and bright, with a pleasant prickle of tannin. Pour for poached chicken.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1208. 18 BONNY DOON LE CIGARE VOLANT CUVEE OUMUAMUA MONTEREY RED
Wine Enthusiast 93 - TOP 100: 'Randall Grahm's ever-evolving ideology shifted again for the new label and blend of this bottling, which includes 52% Grenache, 35% Cinsault and 13% Syrah. Aromas of plum, cracked pepper, crumpled carnations and dried mint lead into a bright, refreshing palate of hibiscus, anise and a curry-like spice.'
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1209. MARIETTA LOT 71 OLD VINE CALIFORNIA RED
Lot 68: 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 #68 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-1210. 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: 14.99 each

NAM-1211. 16 VINCA MINOR OLD VINES MENDOCINO RED
Mainly carignan,, with syrah and petite sirah. Seems to take off where Ramey's Sidebar of the same makings left off. Rich, rich, rich. Fabulous old vines carignan. Deep and intense cherry and licorice aroma like Smith Bros. cough drops. Sweet and strong at 14%./ Fabulous flavor intensity and spread. Giant, sweet, smooth, with acid in back. All in balance. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1212. 16 MARIETTA ESTATE CHRISTO NORTH COAST RED
2014: 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-1213. 17 PEDRONCELLI FRIENDS SONOMA RED
Merlot, zinfandel, syrah. Rich, well padded, generous, and easy flowing. Exactly as intended. Full varietal range of sensations./ Sweetly fruity, spicy, and wholly engaging. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1214. 18 CA' MOMI CALIFORNIA ROSSO
Rich, powerful, deep, dark./ Sweet fruit meets a good dose of tannin to keep it honest. Long, fresh-fruit finish. This is loaded. Best vintage since the appellation changed from Napa Valley to California to allow this Napa Valley winery to fulfill demand for its popular rosso. Bargain price. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1215. 16 PETITE COTE GRAND VIN NAPA VALLEY RED
75% merlot, 15% cabernet sauvignon, 10% petit verdot. Pretty rich merlot for Napa. May be from the warm Calistoga area./ Takes on more Napa flair the second evening. Well balanced, well priced presentation. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1216. 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: 16.99 each

NAM-1217. 16 JEFF COHN SMOKE & MIRRORS CALIFORNIA RED
14.9%; zinfandel, syrah, grenache, petite sirah, mourvedre, carignane; from Paso Robles, Sonoma Valley, Russian River Valley. Nice long cork./ Black color./ In your face aroma. Full assault of black fruit, peppercorn. More California fruit sweetness after tasting a Rhone range. Not a pandering sort though. This is seriously complex./ Plenty of sweet fruit. Rangy, aromatically and texturally. Eminently well balanced. Power to the end. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1218. 19 HAHN CENTRAL COAST GSM
Tasting Panel 91: ‛A balanced and extraverted blend with flavors of dark chocolate, sweet plum, and cinnamon-tinged earthiness. $20.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1219. 17 ANCIENT PEAKS RENEGADE SANTA MARGARITA RANCH RED
Wine Enthusiast 92/100; Tasting Panel 92/100. My notes: 37% syrah, 24% malbec, 16% petit verdot, 13% zinfandel, 10% petite sirah. Large, black-fruity. Sweet fruit; no dried fruit. Shows its 14.7% power to balance the sweetness. Yow./ Cremes, pastilles, black fruits, and caramel oak. What a red blend should be. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1220. 18 MCPRICE MYERS HIGH ON THE HOG PASO ROBLES RED
2017: Syrah co-fermented with 2% viognier, plus mourvedre, grenache, petit sirah, and zinfandel. Dark./ Fresh, elegant, intricate. Dense, dark fruit pastille core./ Yes, freshness, elegance, concentration, complexity. Good acid. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1221. 19 CHRONIC CELLARS PURPLE PARADISE PASO ROBLES RED
2018: Wine Enthusiast 92 - BEST BUY: 'A roasted red-plum aroma meets with savory leather and dried beef jerky on the nose of this Zin-based bottling. There's a decent grip right away on the palate, and those tannins hold up through the roasted strawberry, cinnamon and pie crust flavors.'
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1222. 17 DAOU PESSIMIST PASO ROBLES RED
15.5%. 2/3 petite sirah, 1/6 each syrah, zinfandel. 10 months in French oak barrels 40% new. Lovely, ripe, grand scaled fruit with spicy barrel influences./ Suave and flavorful, rangy and rich. This is the bargain of the Daou range. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1223. 18 MCPRICE MYERS PAYDIRT GOING FOR BROKE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
2017: 84% zinfandel, with syrah, grenache, mourvedre, and petit sirah. From Dusi, Paper Street, and French Camp vineyards. Aged 11 months in seasoned French barrels. Intense, bright, clear, and penetrating. Pure black raspberry. Rangy, oaky, Paso sweet and powerful at 15.2%./ Yes, juicy raspberry flavor. Sweet fruit. Good flow. No tannin bite. Full, strong, direct, ample. Delivers. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1224. 18 GNARLY HEAD AUTHENTIC BLACK LODI RED
Tasting Panel 92: ‛Offers a nose of cinnamon-spiced dark chocolate with heather and blackberry. Its flavor mirrors the decadent perfume, adding black-peppered fig, dried lavender, and black olive to the mix. Sweet tobacco integrates with dark chocolate and boysenberry preserves through the finish.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1225. 18 GNARLY HEAD 1924 DOUBLE BLACK LODI RED
Tasting Panel 92: ‛Rich, ripe aromas of blackberry preserves, vanilla, and black currants lead to a round and voluptuous mouth-feel with jujicy notes of black cherry, filled soil, and chocolate licorice. A subtle touch of nutmeg and cedar enlivens the finish.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1226. 17 STOLPMAN PARA MARIA DE LOS TECOLOTES SANTA BARBARA SYRAH
Parker 91; Vinous 91: ‛The 2017 Para Maria de los Tecolotes, a blend of Syrah and Petit Verdot, is pliant and energetic, with terrific balance and tons of sheer appeal. Dark red fruit, spice and wild flowers all develop in this forward, inviting wine from Stolpman. Drink now-2025.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1227. 17 STOLPMAN ESTATE BALLARD CANYON SYRAH
Vinous 93: ‛The 2017 Syrah Estate Grown is absolutely gorgeous. Fresh, floral and wonderfully perfumed, the Estate expresses all the best vintage had to offer. Sweet floral, spice and dried herbs are beautifully laced into a core of dark Syrah. Not only is the Estate a terrific example of the year, it also captures the interplay of rich fruit and more savory notes that is so typical of the best Ballard Canyon Syrahs. The 2017 is simply compelling. That's all there is to it. Drink now-2029. $30.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1228. 17 STOLPMAN LA CUADRILLA BALLARD CANYON RED
Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Dense aromas of baked black plum, lilac and cherry cola show on the nose of this red blend that is dedicated to and managed by the winery's vineyard crew. Cola, roasted fennel and grilled strawberries and red plums show on the palate, which is framed by tense tannins.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1229. 16 FORLORN HOPE SUSPIRO DEL MORO SILVASPOONS VINEYARD ALTA MESA ALVARELHAO
California exaggeration of varietal character. Sweet and spicy, dark and deep./ Carries. I don't know the varietal well, but I'd guess this is a perfect take on it. The sweetness and spice, the depth and concentration of red fruit. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1230. 16 CASA SMITH CERVO NORTHRIDGE VINEYARD WAHLUKE SLOPE BARBERA
Fully Smith bold, fully barbera. Very successful cuvee./ Good barbera acidity. Seems to be barrel aged. Very successful product. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1231. 18 CASA SMITH CERVO NORTHRIDGE VINEYARD WAHLUKE SLOPE BARBERA
2016: Fully Smith bold, fully barbera. Very successful cuvee./ Good barbera acidity. Seems to be barrel aged. Very successful product. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1232. 12 PRAXIS CENTRAL COAST LAGREIN
Very deep, dark color. No browning./ Not a lot of aromatic push. Still a youth?/ Very dense on the palate. Plenty of texture and richness. Good acidity of lagrein. Larger than life lagrein in a New World setting. Needs more bottle age for aroma and flavor development. 90+/100. List price: $19.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1233. 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-1234. 17 OWEN ROE ABBOTT‛S TABLE WASHINGTON RED
2016: 47% sangiovese, 22% zinfandel, 19% blaufrankisch, 12% malbec. 14.1%. Geez, this is incredibly bright. New World take on the set. Perfect harmony. All the fruits are bright and crisp. At the same time, rich. Plenty of fruit scent. A dynamic, well conceived and crafted cuvee./ New World sweetness. An embellishment of the cuvee's elements. Nothing quite like this. Put together so fine. With so much appeal. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1235. 17 TERRA D'ORO AMADOR AGLIANICO
That full, sweet California exaggeration of varietal character. Great power, structure, presence../ Oh, wow, full concentration of cherry-berry pastille purity. Power, fine tannin, and the variety‛s great acidity. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1236. 18 ROMBAUER CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
2017: Rombauer's 2017 Zinfandel is assembled from old-vine origins of 80% Sierra Foothills and 20% 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%. Rich, sweet, varietally imbued. Seductive sweetness ./ Sweetness balanced by tannin and power. Wide appeal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1237. 18 TURLEY JUVENILE CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
From vine 6-25 years old in 18 of Turley's best sites. Turley's most modest zin is still one generous wine. Raspberry and cranberry nose I associate with Dry Creek Valley zinfandels. And there's more than that. Black pepper savors./ Sweet and juicy amalgam of growing zones, skillfully assembled. Flavors of red and black raspberry, and plum. Wears its power well. The alcohol is actually cooling. Nothing sweetish or pandering about this. It delivers generosity and value. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1238. 17 TURLEY OLD VINES CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
Parker 92: ‛Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, the 2017 Zinfandel Old Vines features exotic spice accents over a core of blueberry and boysenberry compote, crushed black cherries and berries with notes of cinnamon stick and potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, it has loads of spicy black and blue fruits in the mouth with firm, ripe tannins to frame and juicy acidity, finishing long and very spicy. Drink now-2025.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1239. 19 LAPIS LUNA NORTH COAST ZINFANDEL
Primary grape source: Pauli Ranch, Mendocino. 10 months in French oak barrels, 10% new. Fresh, spicy, uplifted North Coast style. Seemingly a Mendocino-Lake County combo./ Dark Mendocino meets sweet Lake zinfandel. Racy fruit acidity. All around good representative; well priced too. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1240. 17 MARIETTA ESTATE ROMAN NORTH COAST ZINFANDEL
NY Times 20 Reds Under $20: ‛This zinfandel, with a little petite sirah and barbera in the mix, is brawny and rich. But like an old-school California zin, it t7urns spicy on the palate rather than sweet. With plenty of acidity, it‛s balanced and refreshing despite its 14.9 percent alcohol scale. The wine is named after Roman Cisneros, a longtime employee at Marietta.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1241. 19 ROBERT BIALE PARTY LINE NORTH COAST ZINFANDEL
During Prohibition, Napa chicken farmer Aldo Biale coined the code name 'black chicken' for his bootleg zinfandel, which he offered to customers over his party line. Dark red violet./ Wow, that's a fresh and upbeat zinfandel bursting with raspberries and peppercorns./ Both sassy and sweet. Palate adds cranberry and oak seasonings. Very flavorful. Well balanced. No tannin to shed. Glad Biale is branching out from Napa Valley. Same talented winemaking offered at a lower price point. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1242. 18 ARTEZIN OLD VINE MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
Aged in French oak barrels. Never falters. Always Mendocino black fruited, black peppery. Full bramble sweetness and concentration./ Carries over on the palate; the sweet fruit, the brambly seediness, the peppercorns. Balance of sweetness and power. Old reliable. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1243. 17 CAROL SHELTON WILD THING OLD VINES MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
Cox Vyd; 60 year old vines; 76% zinfandel, 15% carignane, 9% petite sirah; barrel aged. This sings. After three Euro wines of allegedly the same level of alcohol, this portrays the soaring elegance of a cool vintage zinfandel. There's old vines concentration nonetheless, and the overall aromatic complexity justifies the other varietal components./ Wow, sweet raspberry and peppercorn zin character plus sweet black cherry carignane, and the loganberry statement of a first class petite sirah. Both race and amplitude--you get it all here. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1244. 15 EDMEADES MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
2016: Sweet, powerful, fruity, and Mendocino zinfandel black. Full blown classic. Oh, the raspberry ripeness of the best zinfandels and the cracked seed foil./ Yes, sweet, peppery varietal character complemented by attractive oak seasonings. Complete Mendocino zinfandel...as usual. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1245. 18 PAUL DOLAN MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'Complex aromas and nice flavor concentration give this full-bodied wine an extra boost. Well-defined mint and floral aromas give way to black cherry and blackberry on the palate, firmed up by moderate tannins and good acidity. $18.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1246. 15 WILD HOG NOVA VINEYARD LAKE COUNTY ZINFANDEL
No notes available yet.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1247. 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-1248. 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-1249. 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-1250. 17 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. Concentrated, sweet, barrel aged. Full raspberry and peppercorn aroma set. Complete./ Good volume and delivery for a county-designate zinfandel. Fruit sweetness modulated by its power. Good one. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1251. 15 WILD HOG ESTATE FORT ROSS - SEAVIEW ZINFANDEL
15%. Deep, pure, accurate. Where‛s it from in this area? I‛m not complaining. Sweet raspberry fruit. Not out of control like some of the earlier vintages./ Yes, well managed. Sweet, ripe, racy, spicy, peppery. Breathless! 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1252. 17 DRY CREEK VINEYARD HERITAGE VINES SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 91: 'Briary and vibrant, with zesty raspberry, toasted sage and cracked pepper flavors that take on richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2025. $26.'
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1253. 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-1254. 18 SEGHESIO FAMILY SONOMA ZINFANDEL
2017: Wine Spectator 91: 'Plump and supple, with soft raspberry, toasted spice and licorice flavors that glide along a silky finish. Drink now through 2023. $26.'
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1255. 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-1256. 18 RIDGE THREE VALLEYS SONOMA RED
2017: Wine Spectator 91: 'Lively and well-built, with expressive cherry, roasted dill and white pepper flavors that glide toward refined tannins. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane and Grenache. Drink now through 2025.'
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1257. 18 RIDGE GEYSERVILLE VINEYARD SONOMA RED
Wine Spectator 93: 'Robust yet brooding, with multilayered black plum, licorice and Asian five-spice powder flavors that build richness toward big, briary tannins. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet. Best from 2022 through 2030.'
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1258. 17 RIDGE GEYSERVILLE VINEYARD SONOMA RED
Parker 93-95: 'A first look at the 2017 Geyserville Proprietary Red Wine revealed immense promise. Despite having been in barrel for a mere six months, it's already offering up complex aromas of raspberries, blackberries and exotic spice. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, pure and succulent, with superb concentration, a lovely line of ripe acidity and a chalky, fine-grained finish. The wine attained 14.7% alcohol, and Baugher believes it will be one of the best renditions of Geyserville in a decade.'
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1259. 18 VALRAVN OLD VINES SONOMA ZINFANDEL
14.8%; vines 40-100 yrs old in Rockpile, Dry Creek, Alexander, and Russian River valleys; 14 months in French oak barrels, 10% new. Heavy Bottle Award. Intense, powerful, sweet fruited. Solid core of potential. The oak is thoroughly integrated./ Again, the fruit is sweet, while the tannin does a balancing act by drying it up some. Shows the pedigree of old vines and top Sonoma origins. And the ideally ripe fruit of a fine vintage. I'd like to cellar this to at least age five, better still, seven. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1260. 18 BLACKSMITH ST. PETER'S CHURCH VINEYARD ALEXANDER VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Outside of Cloverdale, this is one of California's oldest zinfandel vineyards. I haven't seen its name on a label since Rosenblum days./ Commanding upper Alexander Valley power and old vines concentration. Given the correct measure of oak it deserves too./ Yes, raspberry concentrate in all its glory, with peppery seeds and oak extras. Bravo, Blacksmith. Got to get some of this. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1261. 16 TRENTADUE ESTATE LA STORIA BLOCK 303 GEYSERVILLE RANCH ALEXANDER VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Est. 1969; aged 14 months in European oak barrels. Tartrates on cork suggest this is not 'processed'. Very heady in my Taster glass. Ripe, large, black, condensed, traditional Alexander zinfandel. Plenty of fruit./ Vast expanse of fruit flavors and textures. Alexander Valley broad, rich, and powerful. Shows barrel aging breadth and complexity. Wine of place and winemaker style. Big time value. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1262. 16 DAY GRIST VINEYARD DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
2015: Under vine since the late 1800s. Native yeasts. 11 months in French barrels, 15% new. Unfined, unfiltered, unsulphured. 15.2%. Day's proprietor Ehren Jordan was former winemaker at Turley. More plush oak treatment than the Sonoma cuvee. Class act./ Wonderfully expansive. The oak, the brightness, the sweetness. Pedigree, power, all. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1263. 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-1264. 16 OPTIMA DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Aged in American and French oak barrels for 16 months. Powerful and extreme DCV take on zinfandel. Dark fruited, singed, peppery./ Yes, ample raspberry and cranberry fruit. Time in cooperage spread. Very giving and satisfying. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1265. 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-1266. 17 RIDGE EAST BENCH DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
The estate owned vineyards are situated on the high bench land that overlooks the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma from the east. 12 months in American oak. Deep, tight, strong Dry Creek Valley zinfandel style. Still flexing its muscles./ In tune with the valley and the Ridge style of late, this is very strong and ripe. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1267. 18 RIDGE LYTTON SPRINGS DRY CREEK VALLEY RED
2017: Vinous 94: ‛Ridge's 2017 Lytton Springs opens up beautifully, with bright acids that drive a whole range of red/purplish fruit intermingled with floral notes. Creamy and ample in feel, the 2017 boasts superb balance and pedigree. Readers lucky enough to own it should plan on cellaring it for at least a few years. Drink 2025-2042.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1268. 17 RIDGE LYTTON SPRINGS DRY CREEK VALLEY RED
Vinous 94: ‛Ridge's 2017 Lytton Springs opens up beautifully, with bright acids that drive a whole range of red/purplish fruit intermingled with floral notes. Creamy and ample in feel, the 2017 boasts superb balance and pedigree. Readers lucky enough to own it should plan on cellaring it for at least a few years. Drink 2025-2042.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1269. 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-1270. 18 HARTFORD FAMILY OLD VINE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ZINFANDEL
2017: Wine Spectator 93: 'Offers a lively beam of crisp acidity, paired with complex and precise blueberry, raspberry, white pepper and licorice flavors that build richness toward a long finish. Drink now through 2026. $40.'
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

NAM-1271. 18 LIMERICK LANE ESTATE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ZINFANDEL
2016: Wine Spectator 93: 'A racy red, with a deep structure and vibrant red plum, cherry and smoky cracked pepper flavors that build toward big but refined tannins. Drink now through 2025.'
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1272. 16 RIDGE PAGANI RANCH SONOMA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Parker 93: 'The 2016 Zinfandel Pagani Ranch is excellent, offering up a lavish bouquet of ripe cherries, raspberries and sweet spices. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with an ample core of succulent, mouthwatering fruit structured around fine-grained, youthfully chewy tannins. Rich and concentrated, it's balanced by mouthwatering acids. It should be well worth following for the next 10-15 years.'
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1273. 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: 34.99 each

NAM-1274. 18 FROG'S LEAP NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Wine & Spirits 92: ‛Close your eyes, smell this wine, and you might think you've moved from Rutherford to Morgon. This wine has the kind of youthful impact of a great cru Beaujolais, then it settles into the plump richness of Napa Valley zin. Its mineral-driven tannins ground all the bright and zesty fruit, holding it tight, suggesting this has years of development ahead. A zin to hold. $35.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1275. 17 FROG'S LEAP NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1276. 16 FROG'S LEAP NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1277. 17 MACAULEY OLD VINE NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
2014: 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: 52.95 each

NAM-1278. 18 ROBERT BIALE BLACK CHICKEN NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
2016: Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Made mostly from Oak Knoll District fruit, this perennial favorite offers rich tones of mocha, blackberry and cinnamon toast that are balanced by underlying acidity. It's a crowd-pleasing style that strikes a harmonious chord between fruit and structure. $48.'
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1279. 11 ROBERT BIALE FOUNDING FARMERS NAPA VALLEY Z9NFANDEL
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1280. 18 TRES SABORES ESTATE PERSPECTIVE RUTHERFORD ZINFANDEL
48 year old vines; owner: Julie Johnson, formerly of Frog's Leap; aged 22 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Heavy Bottle Award. Oh, this is LOADED. Even more so than the 2017,which is to be expected of the vintage. Total Rutherford zinfandel warmth, power, body, varietal concentration, without forgetting Napa zin breeding./ Yes, rich, ripe raspberries and peppery seeds. Lush mouthful, mouth feel. Long finish. Actually, a bargain at $30. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1281. 16 KEENAN 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT ZINFANDEL
Up to 70 year old vines on Spring Mountain and in Calistoga; aged 18 months in French & American oak barrels; Nils Venge, winemaker. A fresher, snappier nose than the 2013. Builds sweetness, depth, and power as it airs. This shows more of Napa Valley zinfandel's elegance than did the 2013. Still, it's one intense presentation./ Rich, round, fruity. The oak is well covered at this stage. There is a toasty complex. Seems like there are more French barrels in use this vintage. Combines northern Napa mountain and valley attributes. Fans and buyers aplenty. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1282. 18 CLINE ANCIENT VINES CONTRA COSTA ZINFANDEL
Tasting Panel 91: 'From dry farmed, head pruned grapevines planted over a century ago. Bright, ripe wild strawberry engages with cinnamon spiced cedar as tomato leaf and iron round out the plush and bod textural profile with an underlying grace.'
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1283. 17 PRECEDENT EVANGELHO VINEYARD CONTRA COSTA ZINFANDEL
Vineyard planted in 1890. Very spicy oak and intense, sweet, saturated old vines fruit./ Yow! Total mouthful and mouth feel. Cooly Contra Costa, fully old vines intense. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1284. 18 THREE VINES CONTRA COSTA ZINFANDEL
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1285. 16 SEXTANT SAN ARDO RANCH SAN LUCAS ZINFANDEL
2015: Oh, sweet and powerful. Through and through zinfandel black raspberry and peppercorn. 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: 16.99 each

NAM-1286. 17 FORCE OF NATURE RABBLE MOSSFIRE RANCH PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
2015: 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: 22.99 each

NAM-1287. 19 RIDGE DUSI RANCH PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 93: ‛Sleek and multilayered, with dynamic yet elegant raspberry, grilled fennel and cracked pepper flavors that build structure and richness on the long finish. Drink now through 2030.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

NAM-1288. 17 VARNER FOXGLOVE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
2016: Speaks proudly of American oak and Paso fruitiness. Just the rigbt amount of ripeness in the hands of Varner. And great acidity too. Singular, always./ Paso sweetness and Varner cut. Overtones of aromatic woods. Suave texture. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1289. 17 ANCIENT PEAKS SANTA MARGARITA RANCH ZINFANDEL
Wow, full Paso sweetness, with a vigorous impact of spices. Loaded, powerful, full of Paso fruit goodness./ The power is balanced by the fruit sweetness. Light oak influence. Overall, a high impact zinfandel. Great to have this side by side the Artezin Mendocino zinfandel. Zinfandel definitely reflects its terroir, as Ridge Vineyards discovered decades back. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1290. 17 CAROL SHELTON MONGA OLD VINE LOPEZ VINEYARD CUCAMONGA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 92: 'Plush and briary, with vibrant cherry, bay leaf and pepper flavors that pick up speed toward well-groomed tannins. Drink now through 2025.' Vines planted in 1918.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1291. 18 CLINE FAMILY OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
Tasting Panel 91: 'Aromas of sassafras wash over ripe plum. Black cherry, mocha, cedar, and sweet tobacco define the plush mouthfeel before rhubarb and a delicate dash of white pepper linger on the finish.'
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1292. 18 GNARLY HEAD OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
Tasting Panel 92: ‛Aromas of heather, earth, and blackberry riar give way to juiciness spiced by cinnamon and cedar. Despite the wine‛s brad shoulders and impactful concentration of black fruit, the acidity is well balanced, with vanilla, walnut, and cigar leaf adding more layers on the finish.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1293. 17 GRANITE HILL OLD VINES LODI ZINFANDEL
At Murphys. Sweet andclear. No syrup. Class value./ Sweet and sassy. Good value. Plenty of zinfandel character. Yes. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1294. 14 IRONSTONE OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
Est. 1945; 45+ yr old vines. Ripe and forthcoming fruit. Like the Douro, there's a hint of clove./ Full Lodi old vine sweet core. Good power and framing too. Consistent. 91/100.. List price: $16.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1295. 16 KLINKER BRICK OLD VINES LODI ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛This wine puts bold, spicy, flashy oak at center stage, and introduces a good supporting cast of gorgeous blackberry and black-plum flavors. Firm tannins lend support and balance out the performance nicely. $20.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1296. 15 KLINKER BRICK OLD GHOST LODI ZINFANDEL
Tasting Panel 93: 'This is a mouth-filling, plush, and dense wine with aromas of fresh earth, tomato leaf, and dark plum. White pepper tingles on the palate, aligning with firm tannins, licorice, and bramble berry. It's a force of nature.'
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

NAM-1297. 17 LANGE TWINS OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
2016: Tasters Guild International Wine Judging - DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL; Wine Enthusiast 90/100. My notes: Raspberry pastille and peppercorn. Not Lodi pandering./ Still some tannin. Good acid. Creamy fruit finish. 91+/100
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1298. 18 MCMANIS FAMILY ESTATE LODI ZINFANDEL
2017: Fresh and snappy. Sweet, deep, and old vines intense. Plenty of varietal character./ Yeah, absolutely fresh. Rich, full, powerful, well balanced presentation. Yes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1299. 18 ANDIS PAINTED FIELDS OLD VINE SIERRA FOOTHILLS ZINFANDEL
Tasting Panel 92; Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛This well-balanced, layered and seamless wine offers tons of fresh blackberry and raspberry flavors wrapped in a bracing texture of fine-grained tannins. Good acidity and a great sense of focus add to its charms. Interestingly, it is made from 50% Zinfandel, 30% Primitivo (the Italian strain of Zinfandel), 10% Petite Sirah and 10% Barbera. $25.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1300. 15 EASTON AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛A velvety texture and extremely concentrated black-fruit flavors make this full-bodied wine delicious to savor. It has beautiful big tannins that are well integrated, luxurious blackberry, sage and cedar flavors, plus great length on the finish. $20.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1301. 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: 11.99 each

NAM-1302. 18 SOBON ESTATE OLD VINES AMADOR ZINFANDEL
14.5%. This is it: the dry, strong, singed Amador zinfandel classic. Black pepper, black raspberry, and oak seasonings./ Deep, sweet, strong, spicy, vital. Good flow too. Abundant spice profile, including raspberry seeds. A treat. Both come hither and worthy of respect. Oh, that power of presentation. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1303. 17 TERRA D'ORO AMADOR ZINFANDEL
2015: 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-1304. 17 TERRA D'ORO OLD VINES DEAVER VINEYARD AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Vines planted in 1881. Heavy Bottle Award. More power than the label suggests (14.5%).. Old vines depth and concentration. That Amador singed fruit quality. American oak char, vanillin, and dill nuances./ Ample mouthful. Super ripe, rich, and long lasting. Youthful, muscular, finely tannic. Definite cellar candidate. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1305. 17 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: 29.99 each

NAM-1306. 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-1307. 18 C. K. MONDAVI CALIFORNIA SAUVIGNON BLANC
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 5.99 each

NAM-1308. 19 JOEL GOTT CALIFORNIA SAUVIGNON BLANC
Tasting Panel 92; Wine Spectator 92: 'The lemon blossom, Asian pear, lime sherbet and candied orange peel notes are pure, fragrant, silky smooth and juicy, with intensity and a lift of freshness on the finish from a lemon verbena accent.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1309. 18 ROBERT MONDAVI WOODBRIDGE CALIFORNIA SAUVIGNON BLANC
Lovely, pungent sauvignon character. Grass, lime, gooseberry./ Nice, modest level of fruit sweetness against tangy, citrusy acidity. Big time value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 6.99 each

NAM-1310. 19 JED STEELE SHOOTING STAR LAKE COUNTY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Bright and splashy introduction that settles into the Lake sauvignon tenderness and pear like aroma. Aroma runs deep./ Citrus chimes in big time. Great acid for food and refreshment. In tune with the series. Long, cleansing finish. Good value. Even the Europhiles were impressed. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1311. 18 DRY CREEK VINEYARD SONOMA FUME BLANC
Dusty, dusky, and spot on./ Musk and grapefruit. Soft in front, acid in back. Fabulous. One of the best vintages of this nearly 40 year old series. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1312. 19 FERRARI-CARANO SONOMA FUME BLANC
2018: Suave and gentle. Sweetish./ Sweet key lime flavor. Good acid in the back. Rallies through a juicy finish. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1313. 18 CHARLES KRUG ST. HELENA SAUVIGNON BLANC
Nice, crisp pink citrus and soft tropical fruits./ Whoa! This really explodes on the palate. Rich and racy. Both cut and padding. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1314. 18 FROG'S LEAP NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1315. 18 GROTH NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Enthusiast 92/100. My notes: Stony, classy, well under control./ Yes, stony. Even some walnut husk. Great texture and bright, unique stone-mineral-husk-rind character. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1316. 18 ROBERT MONDAVI NAPA VALLEY FUME BLANC
Wine Spectator 91 - SMART BUY: ‛Lime sherbet, peach and dried mango flavors are succulent and intense, with details of dried ginger, green tea, lemon zest and tangerine. Powerful, refreshing and focused through the finish. $24.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1317. 19 ROMBAUER NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Enthusiast 91/100. My notes: Good example of Napa sauvignon blanc, one of my favorite types. Soft center and cutting edge. Ripe citrus and stone fruit./ Not only echoes on the palate but speaks louder. Plentiful flavor and body, with good padding and easy flow to boot. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1318. 18 ST. SUPERY NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Tasting Panel 95: ‛This fine winery has made Sauvignon Blanc a specialty. A classic rendition, this stunning wine is elegant, intricate, and delicious with a long finish.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1319. 19 TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATE MARY'S VINEYARD NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Est. 1948; vineyard near Calistoga in the north. This has great aroma, volume, presence, give. The openness of a warm, northern Napa growing zone./ Yes, sweet fruit, floral overtones, good texture, and mouthfilling qualities. Class of Napa sauvignon blanc. Lasting varietal finish. Quite powerful in the mouth, so for main course rather than aperitif service. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1320. 18 LONG MEADOW RANCH RUTHERFORD SAUVIGNON BLANC
Est. 1872. Subtle. Not New World gushy. I like that./ Attractive measure of fruit acidity. Yes, an engaging, subtle approach. I love Napa Valley sauvignon blanc. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1321. 19 GAMBLE FAMILY GAMBLE VINEYARD YOUNTVILLE SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Spectator 93 - SMART BUY: ‛Mouthwatering, fragrant, intense and stylish, this white bursts with Key lime, passion fruit and mango flavors. Lemon blossom, honeysuckle and ruby grapefruit notes linger on the long finish, with an intense thread of acidity that keeps all the flavors fresh and focused.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1322. 19 MASON YOUNT MILL VINEYARD NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Spectator 92 - SMART BUY: 'Bright and expressive, with vibrant, mouthwatering flavors of Key lime, passion fruit and mango that sing out with wonderful purity and intensity. Notes of lemon verbena and litsea oil linger on the long finish. $19.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1323. 19 MURRIETA‛S WELL LIVERMORE VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Tasting Panel 94: ‛Louis Mel, the estate vineyard that provides this charmer of a Sauvignon Blanc, harbors descendants of the original Chateau Yquem cuttings planted by the site‛s namesake in the late 1800s. Its well-drained, gravelly soils yield an exquisite 76% Sauvignon Blanc with Malvasia Bianca, Muscat Canelli, Chardonnay, and Viognier. Notes of tangerine and honeysuckle appear on the nose and palate, the latter of which is voluptuous on the front end before salinity arises midway, surrounded by green apple with a touch of white pear; it lingers within a wave of minerality. $19.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1324. 19 J. LOHR FLUME CROSSING ARROYO SECO SAUVIGNON BLANC
Tasting Panel 94: ‛This fresh white gets off to a good start with glorious aromas of sage and lime, followed by a wondrous texture and notes of grapefruit zest plus a unique combination of peppermint and passion fruit. It‛s an aromatic dream that persists on the palate.‛.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1325. 19 DAOU PASO ROBLES SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‛Crisp aromas of peach, cut grass and chiseled rock make for a refreshing nose. There is firm tension to the palate, where a ripe peach element is balanced by a light green-pepper accent.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1326. 17 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-1327. 18 AIRFIELD ESTATES LONE BIRCH UNWOODED YAKIMA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Same wine previously marketed under the primary Airfield Estates label. A clear, crisp WA chardonnay of northern leanings. No oak, no malo, no thickness. Cool, cleansing, classy./ The fruit is plump, so the palate is nicely rounded without need for malolactic fermentation. Apple and citrus varietal definitions. Well balanced, with a lot of carry through. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1328. 19 DUCK POND WILLAMETTE VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Est. 1993; aged in seasoned, lightly toasted French oak barrels. Pleasing fullness. Mellowness of barrel age without much if any oak extraction. Very, very pleasant creaminess without any lactic notions./ There's a dash of oak spice on the front of the palate. Adds complexity. Good acidity, and light oak tannin for a balanced presentation. I'm impressed! Ordered pinot gris and was sent this. Glad I kept it. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1329. 18 LINGUA FRANCA AVNI WILLAMETTE VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 95 - #17 TOP 100: This is a stunning wine and a sensational value. Succulent, tangy and concentrated in ripe fruit, it explodes with flavors of lemon, peach, apricot and papaya lifted by a squeeze of lime. Fermented in a mix of concrete and neutral barrels, it was then aged in new puncheons and neutral barriques.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1330. 19 STOLLER ESTATE DUNDEE HILLS CHARDONNAY
Unwooded. Oh, this is searingly brisk in this cool vintage. Consummate no oak chardonnay and a ringer for a good Macon blanc./ Yes, yes, the cut is extreme, while there is underlayment that has some forgiving viscosity. Yet, it's totally dry. Mouthwatering seafood wine. Very popular with the group. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1331. 18 BACKHOUSE CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1332. 19 BONTERRA CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Tasting Panel 90/100. My notes: Green apple, pear, citrus./ Mild taste. No oak evident. Well maybe a little--or lees influence. Good all around. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1333. 19 HAPPY CAMPER CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Fresh, upbeat unwooded chardonnay nose./ Yes, acacia, citrus, pear and peel flavors. Uncomplicated pleasures. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

NAM-1334. 19 SALMON CREEK CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Wonderfully fresh. Great appley aroma appeal./ Fine acid, flavor, all. Ready to enjoy. This is just as amazing a value as the Salmon Creek Pinot Noir. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 5.99 each

NAM-1335. 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-1336. 16 LONG MEADOW RANCH ESTATE ANDERSON VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 94: 'The 2016 Chardonnay Anderson Valley has open-knit aromas of white peaches, hay, baker’s yeast, citrus blossoms and salted almonds. The medium-bodied, silky-textured palate explodes with ripe, savory fruits tempered by gentle yeasty touches, alive and fresh and broadening out on the long, expansive finish. Lovely! Drink now-2026.'
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1337. 18 LIOCO SONOMA CHARDONNAY
NY Times 3 Stars. My notes: Mainly from Russian River Valley; fermented on lees for 8 months without stirring; complete, natural malolactic. Clear, fresh fruit for the most part. More about lees than oak, for sure./ Round with malo, and cut through with good acidity. It's not one of those 'buttery' malo takes. Versatile at the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1338. 17 AU CONTRAIRE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2016: 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-1339. 17 GARY FARRELL RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2016: Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This lovely, light-hearted white offers an approachable embrace of firm lemon, fig and mango. It is acid-driven on the palate, with just a touch of lushness on the structured finish.'
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1340. 19 HARTFORD COURT RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2018: Wine Enthusiast 94 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This is an outstanding appellation wine, made in larger quantities at a remarkably fair price. Grapes come from throughout the diverse valley and the wine barrel fermented and given nine months to rest. Full bodied, layered and widely appealing, it shows a density of peach, pear, baking spice and sweet oak, all of the components coming together seamlessly at the end. $30.'
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1341. 15 IRON HORSE ESTATE GREEN VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Coolness of Green Valley. Good, full chardonnay character with oak interwoven./ Nice, nutty bouquet development. Racy acidity. Again, full body and character. Loving it at age five. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1342. 18 CHALK HILL WINERY SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY
Tasting Panel 92: ‛Barrel aging for ten months sjur lie and 100% malolactic fermentation result in a pillow-like, creamy, voluptuous wine. Lemon curd, mandarin orange, and toasty char awaken the palate. Notes of buttered hazelnut may be unctuous, but this elegant white is certainly not flabby. Its fine acidity and underlying minerality are supported by aromas of creme brulee.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1343. 16 FORT ROSS SEA SLOPES SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'Brioche and almond flavors meet a sleek, smooth and tightly focused core in this meticulously made white. Apple, pear and lemon meringue provide complexity on the midpalate before finishing crisp and slightly spicy. $35.'
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1344. 18 THE CALLING SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY
Young and fresh. Not too woody or malo or anything excessive. I applaud that./ Yeah, lots of acid and textural spiel. Lip smackin‛ good. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1345. 15 ALPHA OMEGA II NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Est. 2006 on the Rutherford Bench; winemaker formerly at Newton; Michel Rolland, consultant; unoaked; 50% ML. Good power, structure, and body of a central Napa chardonnay. Peacn and pear aromas; dash of anise seed. Doesn't need the oak./ Mature, balanced, food worthy. Plenty of varietal character. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1346. 18 CAKEBREAD NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1347. 17 FORMAN NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Vinous 92: ‛The 2017 Chardonnay is a gorgeous wine. In this warm, early year, the Forman Chardonnay is a bit more tropical and racy than it usually is, but that just makes it easier to drink and enjoy over the next handful of years. Lemon peel, apple, apricot and mint are all generous in the glass, but there is a terrific sense of plushness that runs through the Chardonnay. Drink now-2025. $45.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1348. 17 KONGSGAARD NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 96+: ‛The 2017 Chardonnay slips sensuously out of the glass with beguiling notions of creme brulee, orange blossoms and lemon curd over a core of apricot tart and pineapple upside down cake plus a waft of marzipan. The full-bodied palate is stacked with exotic fruit and citrus layers, structured by a satiny texture and bold freshness, finishing very, very long. Wow! Drink now-2034.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 114.95 each

NAM-1349. 15 NEWTON UNFILTERED NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 92/100. My notes: Rich in oak and fruit. Not overdone to excessive creaminess like before. Barrel fermented. In French oak 12 months, 27% new./ Drier and with less malo than before. Mostly from Carneros, and it carries a positive citricity. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1350. 18 RAYMOND RESERVE SELECTION NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
2017: Wine & Spirits 91 - BEST BUY: ‛With its scents of orange blossoms and gardenias, this smells like a flower garden in June, earthy and floral underneath, layered with creamy vanilla notes and some relieving bitterness of oak tannins. It feels spicy and cool, built for a lemony roast chicken.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1351. 18 CHARLES KRUG CARNEROS CHARDONNAY
Napa Valley's oldest winery, est. 1861; 60% barrel fermented and aged sur lie. Very lightly imparted oak and a pleasing leesiness. Proper degree of malo creaminess to counter that Carneros citricity./ Creamier still, with good acid foil in back. Touch of oak tannin works against the malo too. The Europhiles were very kind to this thanks to its subleties and restraints. A well balanced chardonnay that can be taken to the table for multi food matches. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1352. 19 ROMBAUER CARNEROS CHARDONNAY
Wine Spectator 91: ‛Buttery richness to luscious spiced apple tart and baked pear flavors. Ground nutmeg lingers into the broad, plush finish with powerful toasty notes. Drink now through 2023.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1353. 16 SMITH-MADRONE SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT CHARDONNAY
2014: 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 80% 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: 44.99 each

NAM-1354. 18 WENTE ERIC'S UNOAKED LIVERMORE VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Tasting Panel 92: 'Bracing lemon-scented acidity shows itself on the nose with perfumed kiwi and baked apple. Pineapple and cinnamon come into play along with grapefruit zest and a persistent stoniness. White-tea floral notes clean the palate. $30.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1355. 16 THOMAS FOGARTY ESTATE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY
Parker 91/100. My notes (7/19): 20% new barrels. Young and fresh. Useful, but also cellarworthy./ Really a shame to serve now, but useful. So much more to come. Witness the 2013 tasted alongside it. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1356. 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-1357. 18 CALERA CENTRAL COAST CHARDONNAY
No notes available yet.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1358. 17 TOLOSA UNWOODED CENTRAL COAST CHARDONNAY
This is delicious. One of the softest and least austere I've encountered in the genre./ Yes, fruit goodness and give. Entirely come hither. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1359. 16 CHALONE ESTATE CHALONE CHARDONNAY
2015: Est. 1940. Heavy framed, large, and dry throwback to California chardonnays of yore. Signs of barrel aging without a smack in the face of new oak./ Yes, the influence of aging in seasoned cooperage rather than lacings of new oak impact. Power, body, force, length. Unique in a world of new wave, New World chardonnays. Eminently meal worthy. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1360. 16 HESS SELECT MONTEREY CHARDONNAY
Earning an attractive bouquet of dried citrus peel and warm grain./ Full mouth presence, malo inflected. Maybe some oak influence. Good with poultry. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1361. 19 ROBERT MONDAVI PRIVATE SELECTION BOURBON BARREL AGED MONTEREY CHARDONNAY
2018: The bourbon barrel charry influence is surely there. Crisp Monterey style chardonnay is its correct complement./ Oh, boy, even more barrel char and bourbon leachings. The barrel influence speaks even louder in this chardonnay than in the cabernet sauvignon and 'red blend' versions. Yes! 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1362. 18 Z. ALEXANDER BROWN SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS CHARDONNAY
2017: Tasting Panel 93: 'Dreamy scents of pineapple and banana cream pie exude from this aromatic Chardonnay. The flavors boast a fresh, clear vision: Vanilla-kissed lemon bars, cashews, kiwi, and MacIntosh apple set the stage. Bright and sun-kissed, this wine is defined by a pillow-light texture and a juicy finish. $16.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1363. 18 TALLEY BISHOP'S PEAK SAN LUIS OBISPO CHARDONNAY
Vinous 91/100. My notes: Clear, appley fruit. Just suggestions of oak seasoning and malo creme./ Really great acid spiel, texture, body. Great price. Wide audience for this, and broad mealtime applications. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1364. 17 TALLEY ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‛Seared citrus, lemon candies and toasty oak aromas converge on the nose of this appellation blend-a more affordable way to taste the handiwork of one of California's best Chardonnay brands. Fresh lemon paste and apple-custard flavors meet with oak and sea salt on the palate. $34.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1365. 18 DAOU PASO ROBLES CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 91/100. My notes: Former Hoffman Mountain Ranch. Good combo of rich fruit and controlled oak./ Again, the balance. All lays right. Light malo. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1366. 19 FESS PARKER SANTA BARBARA CHARDONNAY
2018: Vinous 90: 'The 2018 Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County) is a gorgeous appellation-level wine. Light tropical notes, lemon confit, white flowers, tangerine and mint are all pushed forward. Oily and nicely textured in the glass, the Santa Barbara Chardonnay has a lot to offer. It is also a fabulous value. Drink now-2026. $19.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1367. 18 MCMANIS FAMILY ESTATE RIVER JUNCTION CHARDONNAY
2017: Tasting Panel 92: 'On the heels of aromas of baked apple, pineapple upside-down cake, and vanilla cream, the palate offers a generous dose of oak and battered cookie dough flecked with lemon tart. It's clean and delicious with nice acidity.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1368. 19 HUSCH MENDOCINO CHENIN BLANC
1.1% RS. Plumper and fruitier than the Saumur blanc that preceded it. Less exuberant ,upon opening. This probably needs more bottle age before it expresses itself fully./ The difference in RS is clear. This has decent acid crispness to balance. I'd like to visit this again in a few weeks. Nonetheless, after a couple hours' aeration, the group found it varietally expressive. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1369. 18 DRY CREEK VINEYARD CLARKSBURG DRY CHENIN BLANC
Wilson Ranch. Class and classicism. Delightfully Vouvray like, enhanced by the California burst of varietal character../ Great acid and French like chenin vigor. Great texture. Flavorful. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1370. 17 PINE RIDGE CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC - VIOGNIER
Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'Crisp, lively and refreshing, this medium-bodied wine offers a tangy citrus flavor and a light mineral accent that adds complexity. It's a natural pairing for seafood.'
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1371. 19 TERRA D'ORO CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC - VIOGNIER
Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS' CHOICE; 'This light-bodied wine tastes crisp and is absolutely refreshing. It holds back from complete ripeness, and the slightly restrained green apple and white peach flavors are mouthwatering. $17.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1372. 19 CLINE FARMHOUSE CALIFORNIA WHITE
Palomino, marsanne, roussanne, viognier, muscat. Oh, boy. Fresh, variegated spread of varietal aromas. Just the right combo of richness and aromatic lift. What it is./ Suave, mellow, flowing, fruitful. Eminently well crafted and well balanced. Fine acidity. There it is! Wide appeal. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1373. 20 BONNY DOON LE CIGARE BLANC CENTRAL COAST WHITE
Underground Wine Letter - EXTRAORDINARY: ‛Randall refers to this wine as ‛White Wine of the Earth‛ It is made with 60% Grenache Blanc, 32% Vermentino, and 8% Clairette Blanche this is a very distinctive wine with the great character of the Vermentino, which I love, showing through. It has a gorgeous perfume of citrus, fresh herbs, and pineapple and on the palate it follows through with a creaminess overlaying citrus, pineapple, and fresh herbs flavors and along crisp lingering finish. This is a stunning white wine.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1374. 18 CASS ESTATE MR BLANC PASO ROBLES WHITE
2016: 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-1375. 18 DUCK POND WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
2017: Wine Enthusiast 91 - BEST BUY: 'With exceptional texture and detail, this young wine transcends the vast majority of similarly priced Oregon Pinot Gris. Grapefruit, melon and nectarine flavors are there in abundance, with highlights of lemon zest and defining acidity. $14.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1376. 19 ELK COVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
Tasting Panel 91; Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Adam Campbell's Pinot Gris is one of Oregon's best, year in and year out. A lush and vivid mix of grapefruit, lemon curd and candied orange peel, this new vintage both surprises and delights. Such complexity is rare in a grape mostly centered around apple and pear flavors-- both are here, but in a back seat role. This unique mix is deliciously irresistible.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1377. 17 THE FOUR GRACES WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
Wine & Spirits 92: 'Exotic scents of passion fruit and lime seem to carry a mild electric charge in this bright, youthful white. The flavors are just as lifted, with a salty tang and a mildly leesy backnote. Chill for an afternoon sipper. $24.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1378. 18 CRANE LAKE CALIFORNIA PINOT GRIGIO
Aromatically low key. Thus, very versatile at the table./ Soft, and gently textured. Pleasing with a wide variety of appetizer and mealtime selections. 89/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 4.99 each

NAM-1379. 18 MCMANIS FAMILY ESTATE RIVER JUNCTION PINOT GRIGIO
2017: Good, rich example with freshness, fullness, spunk./ Full flavor and vigor. Ideal weight, style, clarity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1380. 18 TERRA D'ORO CLARKSBURG PINOT GRIGIO
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1381. 18 MCMANIS FAMILY ESTATE RIVER JUNCTION VIOGNIER
Excels in varietal character once again. Stone fruits and flowers. Lots of lift./ Yes, a clear and classic view of viognier in a New World setting. Full emphasis of fruit over terroir. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1382. 19 KLINKER BRICK MOKELUMNE RIVER ALBARINO
Wisp of sulphur on opening. Then light honeysuckle varietal character peeks out./ Light sulphur scratch can't deny the presence of albarino white fruit and flower character. Good body. By the time this was tasted by the group, the sulphur had aired off and it was bursting with fruit character. Even the Europhiles were impressed. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1383. 18 OWEN ROE CORVIDAE COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
Nice, subtle, pointed, floral northern riesling take. Well crafted./ Peach-apricot, white flowers. Tender sweetness with acidity to counter. Very well made indeed. Entices, beguiles. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1384. 18 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE - DR. LOOSEN EROICA COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
Wine Spectator 91 - SMART BUY: 'A lovely wine, appealingly off-dry and boldly expressive, with honeysuckle, peach, grapefruit and spice flavors that linger on the lush, crisp finish.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1385. 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. 97/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1386. 16 SMITH-MADRONE ESTATE SPRING MOUNTAIN RIESLING
48 year old vines. Blast from the past in Napa mountain grown riesling. Stalwart, full bodied, cooly fragrant without getting fluffy. No terpene yet. Shows grand power even at 12.9%. These S-Ms are all for food./ Dry but not austere. Yes, .5 RS just right. Again, the mountain stature and size. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1387. 17 ROKU ESTATE DISTRICT 7 MONTEREY RIESLING
Of California's grape-crush districts, Monterey is District 7. The coolness of the lower Salinas Valley fosters, slow ripening, aromatic rieslings. Gold Medal - LA Wine Competition. Plenty fresh. Good cedar aura./ Sweet cake frosting and cedar flavors. Rich cremes. Wow. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1388. 19 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-1389. 18 SALT OF THE EARTH FLOR DE MOSCATO CALIFORNIA MOSCATO
2016: 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

NAM-1390. 19 CAYMUS CONUNDRUM CALIFORNIA WHITE
No notes available yet.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1391. 18 IRONSTONE OBSESSION CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY
Powderpuff and rose scented classic. Bravo for carrying this one one so adroitly./ The sweetness is delicately imparted, foiled by the variety‛s inherent bitter twist. Spot on. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

MICHIGAN

NAM-1393. 12 CHATEAU AERONAUTIQUE AVIATRIX PASSION MICHIGAN RED
Medium sweet. Plenty fresh./ Lush and sweet fruit flavored. Cranberry and blueberry. Acid-sweet balance is admirable. Very tasty. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NAM-1394. 17 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: 19.99 each

NAM-1395. 17 WYNCROFT MARLAND LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE CABERNET SAUVIGNON-MERLOT-CABERNET FRANC
2016: 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-1396. 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-1397. 17 CHATEAU FONTAINE WOODLAND MICHIGAN RED
2015: 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: 24.99 each

NAM-1398. 18 SHADY LANE FRANC N FRANC LEELANAU PENINSULA RED
Outstanding coupling of the varieties cabernet franc and blue franc. Plenty of fruit force and ripeness. Fine dinner wine./ Very juicy blaufrankisch component. Masterfully rendered. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1399. SHADY LANE BRIO LEELANAU PENINSULA RED
Cabernet franc, pinot noir. Strange bedfellows, yet an harmonious whole with both fruit and form./ Fruity, forward, easy going. Cabernet franc raspberry tartness meets pinot cherry plumpness. Fun, versatile, well conceived and executed wine. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1400. 17 WYNCROFT MARLAND LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE PINOT NOIR
Oh, such sweet, silky, romantic manifestations of pinot noir. Perfectly ripe MI pinot noir with light oak sheen./ Again, all about pinot noir silkiness. Northern grown fruit character plus barrel sophistication, texture, and taste. Delish. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1401. 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-1402. 17 CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE LIMITED BOTTLING OLD MISSION PENINSULA GAMAY
Est. 1974; barrel aged 4 months. Valid gamay; always is. Lacks some of the pizzazz of a top Beaujolais though./ Yeah, the cherry-berry flavors; suggestion of barrel time. Nice and spicy finish. All around good guy suggested to service with lightly smoked meats and at a summer cookout. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1403. 17 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY BENZIE-GRAND TRAVERSE BLAUFRANKISCH
Sweet. well-appointed fruit. Some barrel aging signs. Fine 2017 ripeness and wholesome fruit bounty. Complete showing of its genre./ Soft and enticing. Made to please early. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1404. 16 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY MACDONALD VINEYARD OLD MISSION PENINSULA BLAUFRANKISCH
Good, sweet 16 fruit and vanilla oak. All./ Lots of grip and material from both grape and barrel. Large and well balanced. This has cellar potential. Blue franc certainly has a worthy place in Michigan's vineyards. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1405. 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-1406. 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-1407. CHATEAU FONTAINE BIG PAW LEELANAU PENINSULA RED
2019 Michigan Wine Competition - Best of Class Trophy; Tasters Guild - Gold Medal. My notes: 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: 12.99 each

NAM-1408. 17 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-1409. 16 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-1410. 20 WYNCROFT MARLAND LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE SAUVIGNON BLANC - SEMILLON
75 - 25; from Wyncroft estate fruit. Subtle upon opening it built aromatic intensity as it breathed over the ensuing hours. Actually more semillon plumpness than sauvignon cut./ Well the sauvignon acid cut and citrus tang is more evident on the palate. Well balanced and well presented. The group was impressed. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1411. 19 BOWERS HARBOR UNWOODED MICHIGAN CHARDONNAY
2018: Cool, clear, and pure as spring water./ Appley chardonnay fruit. Nicely padded. One glass invites another. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1412. CHATEAU FONTAINE SWEETWATER SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA VIGNOLES half bottle
Tasters Guild - Double Gold Medal. My notes: 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: 16.99 each

NAM-1413. FENN VALLEY 42 LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE VIDAL ICE WINE half bottle
Michigan Wine Competition - DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - BEST OF CLASS DESSERT WINE; Tasters Guild - DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL. Sprawling; all over the place. Luxurious. Concentrated. Wow. Will compete with the best Niagara Peninsula's. Luscious peach-honey nose of vidal ice wine. Lots of pineapple, citrus, cake frosting. Incredibly essential./ Peach, apricot, chamomile. Lush, honeyed, flavorful, 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 by acid and extract. Totally awesome. 99+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1414. 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: 15.99 each

NAM-1415. 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-1416. 17 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA VIOGNIER
2019 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging - DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL; 2019 Michigan Wine Competition - GOLD MEDAL.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1417. 18 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT BLANC
2017: 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-1418. 19 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY OLD MISSION PENINSULA PINOT BLANC
Shangri La Too, Seventh Hill, Prairie School, & Lyon vineyards. Fresh, full, green, well textured./ Ideal. Most excellent. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1419. 17 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY ISLAND VIEW VINEYARD OLD MISSION PENINSULA PINOT BLANC
2016: 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-1420. 17 CHATEAU FONTAINE WOODLAND LEELANAU PENINSULA WHITE
2016: Gold Medal - 2018 Michigan Wine Competition' Gold Medal - Tasters Guild. 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-1421. 17 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY MURMUR MICHIGAN WHITE
Pinot gris, pinot blanc, riesling, traminette. A nice melange of grape varieties. Not at all sweet and not perfume-y. Well composed and racy./ Yes, balanced, rich, and racy. Tasty. Lots of meal time apps. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1422. 19 BOWERS HARBOR MICHIGAN PINOT GRIGIO
2017: Good, appley, cool climate pinot gris./ Rich, ripe, ample, nutty. One of the best in this series. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1423. 18 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT GRIS
That‛s the right take on LP pinot gris. The apples and citrus. The glycerol. Race, give, texture, plumpness. The total harmony of zing and zang./ Plays out on the palate. Accurate, low key flavor profile. Good padding plus really great acidity for food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1424. 17 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA GRUNER VELTLINER
2019 Michigan Wine Competition - GOLD MEDAL. Second vintage in a row to earn this distinction.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1425. 19 SHADY LANE ESTATE HENNESSY VINEYARD LEELANAU PENINSULA GRUNER VELTLINER
This is entirely intense. Off the charts. Much more exuberant than the Hennessy pinot gris./ Yes, and even more flavor magnification. Well balanced and lasting. The varietal intensity is New World impressive. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1426. 19 BLACK STAR FARMS ARCTUROS MICHIGAN SEMI DRY RIESLING
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1427. 18 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY MISSING SPIRE MICHIGAN RIESLING
Sweet smelling and wonderful. Riesling peach, apricot, citrus./ Tingly feel. Sweetness is no issue at all. Everything smooth, even, fine. I've never had a better vintage of this. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1428. 18 CHATEAU FONTAINE DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
Pleasing, light white peach aroma./ And flavor. Subtle, enticing, food-worthy. Good acidity. Dry but not austere. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1429. 17 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
2016: 2019 Michigan Wine Competition - SILVER MEDAL. My notes: 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-1430. 20 VERTERRA LEELANAU PENINSULA DRY RIESLING
2017: 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: 17.99 each

NAM-1431. 18 BOWERS HARBOR OLD MISSION PENINSULA MEDIUM SWEET RIESLING
2016: 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: 14.99 each

NAM-1432. 17 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY DRY OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING
Michigan Wine Competition - GOLD MEDAL. From four vineyards: Terminal Moraine, Seventh Hill Original Block, Longcore, and Cork's. At a comfortable stage of development.. Not an exuberant nose./ On the other hand, the palate just sings with good acid and texture. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1433. 16 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY LE CABAN OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING
80% Rossi Vineyard, 20% Chown Vineyard. Medium sweet. No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1434. 17 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY SEVENTH HILL FARM OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING
2016: Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'A stunning nose offers bright clementine, quince, lime and white flowers, with lanolin just beginning to creep in. Ripe peach and yellow-apple flavors mingle with sweet pea and chalk accents on the palate, all honed by zippy lime-laced acidity. Gorgeous quince and pear flavors live long on the finish where the acidity continues to tingle.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1435. 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-1436. 17 WYNCROFT MARLAND LATE HARVEST LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE RIESLING
Subtly spicy. Deep, dark, and suggestive of red fruits as well as white. Some say 'earthy'. I can see that. And it's positive./ Plenty of extract and acid edge to balance the sweetness. Full, swelling, and long. All in all, a unique and pleasing take on riesling. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1437. 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-1438. 18 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY OLD MISSION PENINSULA KERNER
Wall Street Journal - Best Thanksgiving Dinner Wine. My notes: Very nice. Subtle, rich, concentrated. Stone fruit and coconut./ Very splashy and exciting. I'm not used to kerner with so much race and acidity. Bravo. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1439. 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-1440. 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: 11.99 each

NAM-1441. 19 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI-DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA GEWURZTRAMINER
2018: 2019 Michigan Wine Competiton - GOLD MEDAL. My notes: Genuine, rosy, gingery -- including the nip -- and generous./ Tonic, barbershop, rosewater. Its best yet. Off dry. Overachiever. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1442. 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-1443. 19 FETZER SHALY LOAM MONTEREY GEWURZTRAMINER
Tasting Panel 91: ‛Aromas of lychee, peony, vanilla candle wax, and apricot nectar radiate out of the glass. Vivacious acidity amplifies a pleasurable palate of peach pie and shite flowers. $11.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NAM-1444. 19 UNION SACRE BELLE DE NUIT ARROYO GRANDE GEWURZTRAMINER
Brassy color./ Pungent and penetrating cold cream aroma with good ginger nip too./ Yeah, full floral, rosy flavor with the proper varietal bitterness. Great expression of varietal character. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

OHIO

NEW YORK

NAM-1447. 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-1448. 18 HERMANN J. WIEMER FINGER LAKES DRY RIESLING
Wine & Spirits 93: ‛A dry riesling that doesn't feel dry, this is pungent and tropical, with scents of peach and orange. Yet it's surprisingly light, with clean flavors and exquisite balance, satisfying and elegant.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1449. 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-1450. 17 DR. KONSTANTIN FRANK FINGER LAKES GRUNER VELTLINER
2016: Wine & Spirits 91: 'Salty and green, with a scent of lime blossom and a savory suite of flavors that are both floral and leafy, this wine runs parallel to the variety as it's grown in Austria but manages to glance off those attributes…green, but in a different way, angular, but not quite the same angle. Uncork for sweet-pea risotto.'
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

CANADA

NAM-1452. 18 PELEE ISLAND ONTARIO CABERNET FRANC
Full, genuine, varietally convincing. Striking degree of concentration--most ever./ Both flavor and body intensity. If memory serves me, this is the most impressive of the series.. What a cabernet franc value! 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1453. 18 PELEE ISLAND SEMI SWEET ONTARIO MERLOT
Sweet red fruit. Very agreeable. Has frame and balance./ Yes, sweet, but the acid keeps it from getting sticky. Nice, spicy aftertaste. In keeping with the series. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1454. 17 PELEE ISLAND WINERY ONTARIO PINOT NOIR
Retarded to start, it opens to a ripe, northern pinot noir aromatic set./ Crisp and lifted. Pinot cherry flavor--cherry hard candy. Makes sense to decant it first. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1455. 19 HENRY OF PELHAM ONTARIO BACO NOIR
After pioneer winegrower Henry Smith of Pelham Road. Red violet color./ Lifted style with real baco character. Purple fruited. / Some RS it seems. Soft and sweetish, without as much varietal character on the palate. A change in style from the Henry baco noirs of yore. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1456. 18 PELEE ISLAND ONTARIO BACO NOIR
2017: Pungent, rich, pushy, and full of personality and generosity. Smoky red fruit of baco. Good as it gets./ Yes, full of flavors that flow forth easily. Ripe acid. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1457. 17 PELEE ISLAND WINERY RUGGLES RUN ONTARIO GAMAY - ZWEIGELT
Fresh, bright, and logical combo of compatible varietal qualities. Delightfully ripe, northern-grown grape varieties./ Yes, full flavor, race, varietal definitions in tandem. Great acid, and fine tannin. Gotta love the price-quality ratio. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1458. 17 PELEE ISLAND SOUTH ISLANDS ICE WINE half bottle
Harvested at 39.5 degrees Brix; residual sugar: 179 g/l. Restrained sweetness and aromatics. A cool rather than voluptuous ice wine./ The palate is richer, but I wouldn‛t call it luxurious. A very racy style of ice wine that will likely age well and offer more rewards in the future. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1459. 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-1460. 14 PILLITTERI ESTATES RED LEAF NIAGARA PENINSULA VIDAL ICE WINE half bottle
Luscious, delicious, concentrated, honeyed. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1461. 15 PILLITTERI ESTATES NIAGARA PENINSULA VIDAL ICE WINE half bottle
Reserved, concentrated, Aged in French oak barrels, and it does show an attractive and light woody aura./ Oily concentration and definite, nice oak contribution. Good touch; well crafted. 97/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 52.95 each

NAM-1462. 12 PILLITTERI ESTATES RED LEAF NIAGARA PENINSULA RIESLING ICE WINE half bottle
Gorgeous maturity, definitely./ Great acid. Rich, and very ice wine racy. Very high quality. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1463. 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

winerat@villagecorner.com

The Shop - End of Bin Sale, Stock Lists Annotated, Newly Available, Wednesday Group Tasting Notes, Specials & Features, Half Bottles, Gift Certificates Clubs & Events - Events Details, Reservations, Introductions, How to Join Clubs, TG-AAWC Newsletter Shop Policies - Credit/Debit Cards, Discounts, Delivery, Shipping About Us - Map, Directions, Wine Staff Wine Sale Stock Lists Newly Available Tasting Notes Specials