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NAM-1002. 17 BURIED CANE COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    91/100

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-1003. 17 GORDON ESTATE COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    92/100

Dark, linear WA and 2017 style. There's richness and depth earned from aeration. Spicy oak comes into play. Really well padded for WA cabernet. The oak adds a lot of interest. More than it used to in early vintages. Nice surprise. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

NAM-1004. 18 PENDULUM COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (91/100)

Wine Spectator 91 - BEST VALUE: 'Sleek, yet shows simmering potency in the background. Expressive blackberry, mocha and cinnamon flavors build structure toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1005. 17 REVELRY COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    92+/100

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    (91/100)

Wine Spectator 91 - BEST VALUE: 'Sleek, yet shows simmering potency in the background. Expressive blackberry, mocha and cinnamon flavors build structure toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1007. 19 AIRFIELD ESTATES LONE BIRCH YAKIMA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    92/100

12.9%. That's a fresh, cool, crushed black currant, ventilating WA cabernet scent. Enticing. Mint and thyme. Sweet black fruits that cling and linger. Fresh-fruit acidity. Quite the value. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1008. 18 DOUBLE CANYON HORSE HEAVEN HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (91/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91: 'This producer always delivers varietal? and appellation-revealing Cabernet. This wine displays notes of clove, vanilla, dark chocolate, cherry and spice. The palate is fresh, giving a light grip of tannins. Decant to see it at its best $25.'

How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

NAM-1009. 17 WATERMILL WALLA WALLA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    94+/100

Largest and oakiest of the three Watermill reds tasted. Big time black fruit and peppercorns. Powerful, rich, lush even, forceful. Oak caramel. 94+/100. List price: $35.

How Many bottles/singles: $25.99 each

NAM-1010. 17 ACOYA CALIFORNIA RED    91/100

Darker fruited than the Acoya zinfandel. Likely cabernet based. Good 17 fruit elegance. 17 fruit beauties persist. Pleasing wine and price. 91/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $17.99 each

NAM-1011. 19 HOOPES HOOPLA CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON    92/100

2016: 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-1012. 18 LAYER CAKE BOURBON BARREL AGED CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON    91/100

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.

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How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

NAM-1013. 19 LYETH FLEUR DE LYETH CALIFORNIA RED    91/100

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-1014. 19 MARIETTA ESTATE ARME NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (94/100)

Parker 94: 'The 2019 Arme Cabernet Sauvignon has a medium ruby-purple color and layered aromas of red and black currants, violet, iron, underbrush and mushrooms. The medium-bodied palate is pleasantly rustic and a touch chewy, with bright acidity, pretty floral perfume and an earth-laced finish. Drink now-2032.'

How Many bottles/singles: $27.99 each

NAM-1015. 20 TWENTY BENCH NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON    92/100

2019: 90% cab sauv, 7% merlot, 3% malbec; from Napa, Sonoma, and Suisun valleys; aged 6 months in seasoned French and American oak barrels. Sweet ripe fruit of 2019 enjoys attractive barrel embellishments. I like its poise, its equilibrium. American oak vanillin and sprig of dill. Not much tannic resistance. A well fashioned cuvee from a talented small-scale negotiant team. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $17.99 each

NAM-1016. 17 BERINGER WHISPER SISTER NAPA - SONOMA CABERNET SAUVIGNON    90/100

Heavy Bottle Award. 14.5%. Speaks cabernet of the counties' warmer reaches. Crisp acidity of 2017 helps to give it shape. Deep and genuine cabernet character. Soft and sweetish chosen style. Good fruit and 17 acid. Mainline, and well priced. 90/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1017. 20 ELIZABETH SPENCER SPECIAL CUVEE MENDOCINO CABERNET SAUVIGNON    92+/100

Dark and structured Mendo cabernet nose seldom found at this price. Plenty of material, fruit. Fruit juicy flavor with good acid and fine tannin. For food. What I'd expect to get from a Spencer Mendo cabernet, and do. Got to have this one. 92+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $25.99 each

NAM-1018. 20 SHANNON RIDGE HIGH ELEVATION LAKE COUNTY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (92/100)

2019: Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Bold and nicely spicy, this full-bodied wine wraps delicious black-cherry and blackberry flavors in moderate tannins, while hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla weave in and out of the fruit. $23.'

How Many bottles/singles: $12.99 each

NAM-1019. 18 EDGE ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    93+/100

2016: 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-1020. 18 BLACKSMITH DRY CREEK VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    93/100

20 months in oak barrels. Deep and dark fruited for DCV. Very upscale. Not too powerful and oaky like many a DCV cabernet.. Classy. Beautiful oak, clear fruit. Shows the way. 93/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $24.99 each

NAM-1021. 19 AXR NAPA VALLEY RED    (91/100)

Parker 91: 'The 2019 Red Blend is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose delivers impactful scents of cassis, dried herbs, tar and beef drippings, with suggestions of tapenade and fertile loam. Medium to full-bodied, soft, juicy and plush in the mouth, it has a long, savory finish. Drink now-2033. $65.'

How Many bottles/singles: $42.99 each

NAM-1022. 19 CHAPPELLET SIGNATURE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (93/100)

Parker 93: 'The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Malbec and 3% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps with open-knit notes of warm cassis and plum preserves, plus hints of tobacco leaf, bouquet garni and cedar chest. The medium to full-bodied palate is firm and crunchy with bags of bright fruit and a grainy texture, finishing lifted. Drink 2022-2039.'

How Many bottles/singles: $89.95 each

NAM-1023. 20 CLOS DE NAPA NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    93/100

I like the stylishness of this line. Napa class, no bombast, freedom from manipulation. Just pure Napa cabernet fruit quality. That sweet purity carries over on the palate. Nice set of subtle brown spices contributed by the oak. Especially allspice. Rings my chimes. 93/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $25.99 each

NAM-1024. 20 EMERSON BROWN NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    93+/100

2014: 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: $47.99 each

NAM-1025. 17 HEITZ NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    95+/100

2016: Est. 1961; from estate vineyards in six Napa Valley AVAs; 100% varietal. This vintage was made by the Heitz family, and it stands by Napa tradition. Napa depth and beauty. Terroir class with subtle oak underlayment the supports rather than vies with it. Just right ripeness and sweet fruit of 2016. Cool, racy acid. A picture of harmony in youth. The tannins are fine grained and well polished. No need to delay gratification, though this will thrive in the cellar for many, many years. 95+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $64.95 each

NAM-1026. 19 MOUNT VEEDER NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (93/100)

Tasting Panel 93: 'Dark and juicy, with ripe plum, black raspberry and spice; lush and dense yet elegant.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $54.95 each

NAM-1027. 19 NAPA CUT NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    92/100

Good fruit, Napa class. Just right oak embellishment.. Freshness, flow, balance. Well priced, noteworthy Napa Valley cabernet. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $24.99 each

NAM-1028. 19 NEYERS LEFT BANK NAPA VALLEY RED    (92/100)

Wine Spectator 92: 'A strapping red, with loamy notes to the dark fruit and ripe berry flavors, which offer accents of dried beef. This has a vibrant minerality that lingers into the finish, with green herbal shadings and coffee bean hints. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2027. $40.'

How Many bottles/singles: $36.99 each

NAM-1029. 19 SILVER GHOST NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (92/100)

2017: 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: $26.99 each

NAM-1030. 18 GIBBS THREE CLONES ST. HELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON    92/100

18 fruit forward. Dark and deep background. Class wine. 18 forward, generous, well balanced. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $34.99 each

NAM-1031. 14 HAYFORK LEWELLING RANCH ST. HELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (93/100)

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-1032. 13 LEWELLING ST. HELENA CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (92/100)

Parker 92: The inky purple 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon displays plenty of classic creme de cassis and lead pencil shavings along with some licorice, charcoal and vanilla notes. It is full-bodied and opulent, with good integration of sweet tannin and bright acids. This wine is still young but approachable, and certainly capable of evolving for 10-15+ years.'

How Many bottles/singles: $69.95 each

NAM-1033. 18 BLACKSMITH RESERVE RUTHERFORD CABERNET SAUVIGNON    92/100

Rutherford warmth. Wine of place. Rich, powerful, dry. Barrel age of a reserve. Charming and approachable. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $31.99 each

NAM-1034. 20 CLOS DE NAPA RUTHERFORD CABERNET SAUVIGNON    92+/100

2017: 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: $34.99 each

NAM-1035. 17 FROG'S LEAP ESTATE RUTHERFORD CABERNET SAUVIGNON double magnum    (95/100)

Vinous 95: 'The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is such a gorgeous wine. In 2017, the Frog's Leap Cabernet has a bit more depth and richness, as it often does in warmer years. Cedar, tobacco, mint and sweet red cherry are all pushed forward in a succulent Cabernet with tons of character that still retains its super-classic, mid-weight feel. Time in the glass brings out the wine's aromatic nuance and silkiness. The Frog's Leap Cabernet remains an under the radar gem in today's Napa Valley.'

How Many bottles/singles: $249.95 each

NAM-1036. 13 TRES SABORES PERSPECTIVE RUTHERFORD CABERNET SAUVIGNON    98+/100

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-1037. 18 BLACKSMITH RESERVE OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON    94+/100

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-1038. 18 SMITH-MADRONE ESTATE SPRING MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (95/100)

Wine Enthusiast 95: 'This wine is energetic and distinctive in style, with earthy elements of pencil shavings and clay most pronounced. Balanced and fresh in approach, it provides flavors of currant and black cherry around its earthier, more herbal components, which lend balance and elegance to it all. $62.'

How Many bottles/singles: $54.95 each

NAM-1039. 18 WILD HORSE CENTRAL COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON    92/100

Rich and right. Combo of Paso Robles ripe and Monterey crisp. Yes! Nice balance of the zones. 2018 and Paso generous, Monterey fresh. Brilliant! 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

NAM-1040. 20 KATHRYN KENNEDY SMALL LOT SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CABERNET SAUVIGNON    94+/100

At Saratoga; vines planted 1973 on own rootstocks, developed from cuttings taken at the David Bruce Vineyard. Wow, the most expensive wine in the set has a screwcap! Charm--that's the defining nature of KK cabernets. Oh, there's breadth, depth, complexity, ripe fruit, stalwart SCM bearing, and oak melange too. Still, charm is the watchword, thanks in part to its modest alcohol content. Sweet fruit and oak totally integrated. Good acid, balance, fine tannin. Inimitable. 94+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $44.99 each

NAM-1041. 19 CLOS LA CHANCE ESTATE SANTA CLARA VALLEY MERITAGE    92/100

All five varieties. 1/3 aged in French oak cooperage. A more ambitious barrel regimen. It's positive and complexing. Plenty of fruit substance to take it up. Promises to be a good value. Yes, variegated fruit profile and lots of positive oak seasonings, all in harmony. Good acid. The tannins are soft so don't interfere with present use. Bravo. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1042. 19 CLOS LA CHANCE ESTATE SANTA CLARA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON    92+/100

Predictably tighter, closer. The cabernet black currant is surely IDed deep down inside. Rounds out as it airs. Worth a wait. Wow, plenty of black currant and blackberry vigor on the palate. Both vintage fruit abundance and varietal structure. Spicy oak augmentation too. These estate wines are well priced. 92+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1043. 18 FOUR VINES THE KINKER PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (93/100)

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-1044. 17 MCPRICE MYERS BULL BY THE HORNS PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON    95/100

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.

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How Many bottles/singles: $25.99 each

NAM-1045. 20 OCNAUTIC PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON    91/100

2018: Terroir contrast here, following a Monterey cabernet. Sweeter, rounder fruit. There's a positive sense of restraint too. It's not pruny Paso cab. Yes, sweet and succulent Paso cabernet with good acid for balance. Tasty bargain. 91/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $12.99 each

NAM-1046. 19 VARNER FOXGLOVE PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON    91+/100

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.

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How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1047. 17 VINA ROBLES ESTATE PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (93/100)

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-1048. 16 VINA ROBLES ESTATE FORE PASO ROBLES RED    93/100

50% cab sauv, 40% syrah, 10% petit verdot. Oh, deep, rich, variegated. Very well crafted barrel aging. Paso under control. Good oak component and plenty of sweet Paso fruit to match. Well assembled. Round, rich, balanced. Yes, extremely well crafted, and fairly priced too. Yeah, this is just what Paso needs: some oakiness to match the ripe fruit. Grand wine, really. 93/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $25.99 each

NAM-1049. 20 ANCIENT PEAKS SANTA MARGARITA RANCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON    (93/100)

2018: 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-1050. 20 GOLDSCHMIDT CHELSEA GOLDSCHMIDT GUIDESTONE RISE ALEXANDER VALLEY MERLOT    93/100

All merlot. Yield: 3 tons per acre. Barrel fermented. Aged a year in oak barrels (60% French, 20% American, 20% Hungarian), 25% new. Unfined. Now we come to one of Goldschmidt's favorite haunts, Alexander Valley, land of warm, ripe, and powerful reds. No wimpy merlot, this. The power, the oak: this is really bulked up. Sweet vanilla oak and plenty of ripe fruit in tandem. Fulfills all expectations. 93/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1051. 19 CLOS LA CHANCE ESTATE SANTA CLARA VALLEY MERLOT    92/100

2017: That's quite the prominent nose. Forthcoming, and showing a unique regional interpretation of merlot. I like that. Some brown spice and vanillin barrel contributions add to the pleasure range. Lasting, balanced finish. All unto its own. Nothing to interfere with current service. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1052. 20 ANCIENT PEAKS PASO ROBLES MERLOT    (90/100)

2017: 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-1053. 20 SOTER PLANET OREGON WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    (92/100)

2019: Wine Spectator 92 - SMART BUY: 'This Pinot layers in the complexity and tension, showing accents of raspberry and cherry that are laced with dusky spice and black tea. Drink now through 2028. $24.'

How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1054. 17 APOLLONI WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    92/100

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-1055. 21 AVERAEN WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    92+/100

On volcanic Jory and marine sediment soils of the Dundee Hills region; 10 months in Bemond, Damy, Cavin, and Stockinger barrels. Very bright, cool, and snappy. Nice wood spice seasonings. Crunchy cherry Willamette pinot. Full fruit and body. More warm spice barrel extras. Yes, large in the mouth. Fine tannin. Harbinger of a fine OR pinot vintage. 92+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $23.99 each

NAM-1056. 20 CHATEAU BIANCA WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    91/100

2019: Fourth generation winery at Dallas OR, west of Salem. Clear, crisp, cool vintage OR pinot. Perfectly adequate degree of ripeness. Round and sweet in the mouth for 2019. Southern Willamette talking. Chaptalization not allowed in OR. The acidity is ripe and agreeable. Well priced. 91/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

NAM-1057. 19 CHEMISTRY WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    91+/100

2018: A collaboration between Stoller and Chehalem wineries. Dark 2018 fruit. On the lean side to start. Fills out, sweetens up with aeration. Yeah, rich enough; cuts the muster. Good acid race. Will improve. Great price, for sure. 91+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1058. 17 COOPER MOUNTAIN WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    (91/100)

Vinous 91: 'Bright ruby-red. Smoke-accented cherry and blackberry aromas are complemented by floral, licorice and mocha notes. Supple and concentrated on the palate, offering dark berry, cherry compote and rose pastille flavors supported by a core of juicy acidity. Rich yet energetic in style, finishing with very good clarity, repeating florality and subtly chewy tannins. Drink now-2027. $28.'

How Many bottles/singles: $25.99 each

NAM-1059. 19 ADELSHEIM WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    92/100

Est. 1971; aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. Cool, tart 2019 OR pinot noir. Notes of black earth and underbrush should appeal to the Europhiles. Yes, bracing acidity of this cool, damp vintage (which Wine Spectator champions). Plenty of juice and race. Burnished tannins. A certain underlying forgiveness. Very lengthy finish. Indeed, the Euro-centric panel enjoyed this. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $31.99 each

NAM-1060. 17 BOEDECKER WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    91/100

Vinous 91/100. My notes: Sweet and genuine 2017 OR pinot nose with warm spices to complement. Seems southern valley. Engaging fruit sweetness and allspice extras. Well priced and ready to serve. Will have wide appeal. 91/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $23.99 each

NAM-1061. 19 EVESHAM WOOD WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    91+/100

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: $27.99 each

NAM-1062. 15 FULLERTON FIVE FACES WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    91/100

5-member family winery at Eugene; native yeasts; 1/3 whole clusters; 11 months in French oak barrels, 20% new; unfined. Warmth of the vintage and 6 plus years' aging show in a nose of pleasingly ripe Willamette pinot, barrel suavity, and suggestions of gathering bottle bouquet. Very savory at this stage. The acid is OR good, and the tannins are melting away. Useful now, there's not fear for another year's cellaring. 91/100. List price: $40.

How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1063. 20 GOODFELLOW WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    (92/100)

2018: Parker 92: 'Pale ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley has a nose of red and black berries with wafts of licorice and dried flowers. The palate is light-bodied, soft and juicy with a fine balance of bright berry fruit and earthy accents, and it finishes long and perfumed. Drink now-2025.'

How Many bottles/singles: $28.99 each

NAM-1064. 21 GROCHAU COMMUTER CUVEE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    90+/100

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. Really quite large, heady, and inelegant upon opening. Suggests some press wine used in this cuvee. Rather coarse textured. There's OR pinot taste and cool. And great acid. Like the 2021 Averaen tasted the week before, this will likely improve as the months pass. 90+/100. Tasted 9/28/22.

How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

NAM-1065. 21 ILLAHE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    91/100

At Dallas; horse drawn plows; hand picked; basket pressed; barrel aged; Chinook for land, earth, or soil. Much lighter color. Medium scarlet. Nose kinda quiet. Delve deep for pinot sweet cherry aroma. I have confidence. Bright and crisp and flowing pinot cherry taste. No tannin issues. Really good acidity. Will make a great turkey mate. 91/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $26.99 each

NAM-1066. 20 KEN WRIGHT WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    93+/100

From Abbott Claim, Canary Hill, Carter, Freedom Hill, Guadalupe, McCrone, Meredith Mitchell, Nysa, and Savoya vineyards. Fruit clarity! Black. OR crisp, and quite rich. Following this from 2014 thru 2019, this 2020 is quite its own entity. Barrel aging adds race, spice, and complexity. It really is quite the oaky thing in youth. And exciting. This could be his most variegated vintage yet. The flavors, the textures. 93+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $27.99 each

NAM-1067. 18 LINGUA FRANCA THE PLOW EOLA ? AMITY HILLS PINOT NOIR    (94/100)

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-1068. 18 MONTINORE ESTATE RESERVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    92+/100

2016: 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: $31.99 each

NAM-1069. 18 PAPPAS WINE CO. WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    92/100

Fresh and racy form of OR pinot. Wholesome fruit. Aims to please rather than awe. Good, rich fruit and fruit acidity. Perfect poise, harmony. Ready to enjoy. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $25.99 each

NAM-1070. 17 PONZI TAVOLA WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    (90/100)

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-1071. 19 PURPLE HANDS LONE OAK RANCH WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    (92/100)

Wine Spectator 92: 'Sleek and pretty, with multilayered cherry and pomegranate flavors that are laced with orange peel, clove and spice notes. Drink now through 2029.'

How Many bottles/singles: $31.99 each

NAM-1072. 18 SEVEN OF HEARTS WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    (92/100)

Vinous 92: 'Deep, vivid red. Ripe, spice-accented cherry and a succulent herb nuance on the perfumed nose. Concentrated and supple in texture, offering bitter cherry and spicecake flavors sweetened by gentle cola and mocha flourishes. Finishes long and gently sweet, with smooth, well-knit tannins that come in late. 40% whole clusters and 22% new oak. Drink now-2026. $28.'

How Many bottles/singles: $27.99 each

NAM-1073. 21 STOLLER ESTATE DUNDEE HILLS PINOT NOIR    (92/100)

Wine Spectator 92: 'Fragrant and elegantly structured, with fresh violet, raspberry and orange peel accents that glide agilely toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2030. $35.'

How Many bottles/singles: $28.99 each

NAM-1074. 19 THE FOUR GRACES WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    (90/100)

Wine Spectator 90: 'Sleek and a bit lean, but appealing for its pomegranate, cherry, green tea and underbrush accents that build structure toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028. $30.'

How Many bottles/singles: $23.99 each

NAM-1075. 18 TORII MOR WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    92/100

Very rich nose, almost cake frosting. Puts it out. The oak gives the vanilla stuff. Good acid. Good body. Good bottle. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $27.99 each

NAM-1076. 20 PAVETTE CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR

How Many bottles/singles: $12.99 each

NAM-1077. 17 SALMON CREEK CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR    90/100

2016: Deep and savory. Genuine. Elegant, coastal degree of ripeness. Fulfilled. Yes, crisp red and black fruit. Juicy acid invites food. Generous in both flavor and texture. Extreme value. How do they do it year after year? 90/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $5.99 each

NAM-1078. THE NAKED GRAPE CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR

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How Many bottles/singles: $5.99 each

NAM-1079. 17 J VINEYARDS MONTEREY - SONOMA - SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1080. 19 PALI RIVIERA VINEYARD SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR    93+/100

10 months in barrels; 25% new French oak. Pinot purity, spicy oak extras, Sonoma Coast coolness without austerity. Runs deep; spreads wide; complex. Full bodied. Good oak augmentation. Quite a bit of tannin still. I can see the ratings. 93+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1081. 17 ROUTE STOCK SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR    (91/100)

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-1082. 18 BALLETTO ESTATE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR    (92/100)

Wine & Spirits 92: 'This wine balances the soft richness of Russian River Valley pinot noir with a light, bright transparency to its red berry flavors. The mineral tannins have the crunchy bitterness of raspberry seeds, lifted by red apple acidity, the structure filled out by ripe summer fruits. It's a gentle, accommodating wine that only gets better with air.'

How Many bottles/singles: $29.99 each

NAM-1083. 17 DAVIS BYNUM RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR    (92/100)

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-1084. 17 JOSEPH SWAN CUVEE DE TROIS RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR    93+/100

From estate and top nearby vineyards, seven in all. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 16% new. Unfined, unfiltered. 13.1%. One large, rugged pinot noir crafted in the Swan/Berglund style. No other like it. Power over perfume, though the alcohol is modest. Fairly explodes on the palate with pinot richness. Daring degree of VA in the Berglund style. No problem. Large and solid. Wow, this is built to last. 93+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $39.99 each

NAM-1085. 18 PALI BLUFFS RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR    92/100

From a single vineyard outside of Healdsburg. Aged 8 months in French oak cooperage. Bright and pleasing cherry and spice take suggestive of good RRV pinot terroir. Yes, splash of cherry and baking spices suggests premium origin and elevage. 2018 fruit ripeness, good acidity. RRV faithful, with its own personal twist. Most excellent. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $23.99 each

NAM-1086. 19 ROW ELEVEN RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR

How Many bottles/singles: $27.99 each

NAM-1087. 18 FORT ROSS FRV FORT ROSS - SEAVIEW PINOT NOIR    (92/100)

Wine Spectator 92: 'Intensely fruity and well-structured, with cherry tart, raspberry and wild plum flavors that are filled with minerally freshness. Lithe finish has hints of licorice and slate. Drink now through 2025. $52.'

How Many bottles/singles: $44.99 each

NAM-1088. 21 FAILLA SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR    92+/100

2017: 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-1089. 19 FORT ROSS SEA SLOPES SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR    (94/100)

Wine Enthusiast 94: 'Opening in a burst of berry with tannic energy, this wine shows impressive length, grace and complexity. Forest, black tea and clove accent a core of raspberry, pomegranate and cranberry, with a pretty rose petal accent throughout. $35.'

How Many bottles/singles: $34.99 each

NAM-1090. 20 HANZELL SEBELLA SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR    93+/100

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. Not as revealing as the 2019, which we tasted at a later stage. It's coastal cool without being herbal, and it's uniquely elegant like the 2019. Nothing else quite like it either side of the pond. Gently, sweetly fruity. Subtle, positive barrel influences. A singularly engaging young wine with mild tannin and much more bouquet to come. 93+/100. Tasted 1/5/22.

How Many bottles/singles: $26.99 each

NAM-1091. 19 CALERA CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR    (92/100)

2018: Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Fresh boysenberry and cranberry aromas are wrapped in a rusty iron note on the nose of this bottling. There's a tarry tone to the sip, which is firm in tension and offers flavors of black plum, lavender and cracked pepper. $30.'

How Many bottles/singles: $25.99 each

NAM-1092. 19 CHALONE ESTATE CHALONE PINOT NOIR    (94/100)

Wine Enthusiast 94: 'A lighter shade of ruby in the glass, this bottling begins with subtle aromas of rose, muddled strawberry and tight raspberry, with a dusty undertone. The palate is more generous, showing riper red fruit before waves of rocks and earth take hold, with cola spice popping up toward the finish. $50.'

How Many bottles/singles: $26.99 each

NAM-1093. 19 PARKER STATION MONTEREY-SAN LUIS OBISPO-SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR    (90/100)

Tasting Panel 90: 'Bramble, earth, and tobacco leaf spell out savoriness on the nose. On entry, a high-pitched note of bright cherry is heightened even further by equally bright acidity.' Dark cherry leaves behind a dry, pithy texture before mocha and cedar appear obn the compelling finish. $17.'

How Many bottles/singles: $15.99 each

NAM-1094. 16 TALLEY ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY PINOT NOIR    (92/100)

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-1095. 18 LUMEN SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR    (93/100)

Wine Enthusiast 93 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This appellation blend of three clones from three vineyards hits all the marks. Light in the glass, it pops with juicy strawberry, sagebrush and charcuterie on the fresh and fun nose. The snappy palate picks up melon, red plum and wild mint flavors. $36.'

How Many bottles/singles: $31.99 each

NAM-1096. 19 PALI HUNTINGTON VINEYARD SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR    92+/100

2017: Parker 91; Wine Enthusiast 92. My notes: 15 months in barrels; 20% new French oak. The oak is still quite to the fore. No problem. It's elegant, attractive. Cool, racy Santa Barbara fruit basis. Yeah, cool, sleek, linear area style. Great acid, of course. Low tannin. A respectable seafood pinot, I'd surmise. 92+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $26.99 each

NAM-1097. 15 VARNER LOS ALAMOS VINEYARD SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR    (91/100)

Parker 91: 'The 2015 Pinot Noir Los Alamos Vineyard has a pale garnet color and a classic nose of woodsmoke, cranberries, Bing cherries, tree bark, dried citrus peel, pipe tobacco and dusty earth. In the mouth, it's light-bodied and delicate with finely grained tannins and juicy freshness, finishing long and amaro-tinged. Drink now - 2026.'

How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1098. 20 FESS PARKER STA RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR    (91/100)

Wine & Spirits 91: 'Exuding youthful energy and tension, this Sta. Rita Hills pinot has a scent of freshly crushed berries offset by a mild whiff of reduction. It's a delicious combination, blackberries and minerals lifted by electric acidity, well-priced, crunchy and crushable. $30.'

How Many bottles/singles: $24.99 each

NAM-1099. 19 TRAIL MARKER MOKELUMNE GLEN BLAUFRANKISCH

How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

NAM-1100. 19 TRAIL MARKER MOKELUMNE GLEN ZWEIGELT

How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

NAM-1101. 17 FORCE MAJEURE ESTATE PARABELLUM COULEE RED MOUNTAIN RED    (91/100)

Vinous 91: 'Crushed briary blackberry and blueberry fruit aromas are complicated licorice, violet, bitter chocolate and espresso. Suave and fine-grained but vibrant too, finishing with firm-edged tannins that avoid dryness. Aged in 35% new oak. 86% Syrah, 14% Mourvedre. Drink now-2026.'

How Many bottles/singles: $34.99 each

NAM-1102. 18 PARDUCCI TRUE GRIT RESERVE MENDOCINO PETITE SIRAH    (94/100)

Wine Enthusiast 94 - CELLAR SELECTION: 'Powerful and poised, this full-bodied wine takes the grape variety to a new level, combining just-ripe black fruits with pepper, earth and mineral flavors on a layered texture of fine grained tannins. Great depth, concentration and a brilliant smoky berry character make it a classic. Best from 2027. $25.'

How Many bottles/singles: $17.99 each

NAM-1103. 19 SHANNON RIDGE HIGH ELEVATION LAKE COUNTY PETITE SIRAH    (90/100)

Wine Enthusiast 90: 'Quite ripe and jammy, this deeply colored wine also sports nicely integrated tannins that balance the intense blueberry and blackberry flavors. Being relatively smooth and polished for the varietal, it's ready to drink through 2026. $23.'

How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1104. 19 RIDGE LYTTON SPRINGS DRY CREEK VALLEY PETITE SIRAH    (95/100)

Vinous 95: 'A wine of weight and substance, the 2019 is fabulous. Black cherry, plum, exotic spice, leather, tobacco and incense infuse the 2019 with tons of complexity. There's plenty of supporting structure, but the tannins are pretty much buried. What a wine. Drink 2024-2039. $42.'

How Many bottles/singles: $37.99 each

NAM-1105. 18 CHRONIC CELLARS SUITE PETITE PASO ROBLES PETITE SIRAH    (91/100)

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-1106. 18 VINA ROBLES ESTATE PASO ROBLES PETITE SIRAH    (93/100)

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-1107. 13 DOMAINE DE LA TERRE ROUGE SIERRA FOOTHILLS MOURVEDRE    (92/100)

Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Ah, this wine is distinctive and practically haunting in personality, as wild, earthy, sage and mushroom aromas meet meaty, savory, mineral-like flavors on a well-balanced frame of good acidity and appetizing, fine-grained tannins. $30.

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How Many bottles/singles: $24.99 each

NAM-1108. 20 TOOTH & NAIL PASO ROBLES TEMPRANILLO    92/100

CA super sized tempranillo. Full blown varietal dark cherry-berry. Good show. Revelation. When the Golden State gets it right, the essence of Euro grape varieties comes across in magnified form. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $23.99 each

NAM-1109. 20 BONNY DOON LE CIGARE VOLANT CUVEE OUMUAMUA MONTEREY RED

Underground Wine Letter - EXTRAORDINARY: 'This wine which Randall refers to as 'Red Wine of the Earth' is made with 56% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 13% Syrah, and 1% Petite Sirah and in recent vintages the percentage of Cinsault has been increased. Randall Grahm has this to say about the change: .the original inspiration of Cigare Volant was Chateauneuf-du-Pape; we seem to have landed approximately 381 km. to the north (the distance from Avignon to Beaune). And, indeed the wine is very harmonious and seamless with a distinctive Burgundian quality. This is truly an extraordinary and very distinctive red wine with a dark color and a great perfume showing plum and cassis with hints of spice and cedar. On the palate it has a myriad of red and black fruits ? cherry, plum, and cassis ? and it is supple and balanced with a faint exotic undertone. Bravo.'

How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1110. MARIETTA LOT 72 OLD VINE CALIFORNIA RED    (94/100)

Lot 71: Parker 94: 'Deep ruby-purple in color, the NV Old Vine Red Lot 71 has bright black cherry on the nose, with accents of fresh tobacco leaves, woodsmoke iron and potpourri. Medium-bodied, grainy and fresh, it has spicy, mineral-laced fruit and a long, lifted finish. I love this wine for its full flavor, juicy appeal and sensitive price point. Drink now-2030. $18.'

How Many bottles/singles: $15.99 each

NAM-1111. 19 TRENTADUE OLD PATCH CALIFORNIA RED    92/100

Zinfandel, petite sirah, carignan, sangiovese. Powerful, sweet, intricate, deep, cool, complicated. Dry, cool, powerful, rangy. No tannin. Long, cooling finish. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $15.99 each

NAM-1112. 18 VINCA MINOR OLD VINES MENDOCINO CARIGNAN    92/100

85 year old vines in Rosewood Vineyard, Redwood Valley; unfined, unfiltered. Can't beat those patches of Mendocino old vines carignan for providing a super sized take on the variety. Cherry, tar, black pepper. Full, broad, deep, almost explosive expression of carignan. Chewy and lasting. One hearty winter red. Widely appreciated by the predominantly Europhile group. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1113. 17 MARIETTA ESTATE CHRISTO NORTH COAST RED    (92/100)

Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Concentrated and well structured, this deeply colored and effusively spicy wine grabs attention with its flavors of graphite, black cherry and iron, while woodsmoke, black pepper and cloves swirl across the palate. Based on mostly Syrah and Grenache, it is quite firm, moderately tannic and should age well. Best from 2025. $24.'

How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1114. 20 CA' MOMI NAPA VALLEY ROSSO    91/100

2019: It's back to its original Napa Valley AVA. Well, that does restore in this cuvee an air of Napa Valley distinction. Seems zinfandel to the fore, with plenty of other varietals' support. Delicious, snappy, spicy, almost cedary flavor profile. Worth a premium. 91/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1115. 19 MORGAN COTES DU CROWS MONTEREY RED    (92/100)

Tasting Panel 92: 'Spicy, bright, and long, with a mouthful of ripe, tangy fruit. 62% Grenache, 29% Syrah, 5% Tempranillo, and 4% Cinsault. $22.'

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1116. 16 JEFF COHN SMOKE & MIRRORS CALIFORNIA RED    92+/100

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.

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How Many bottles/singles: $22.99 each

NAM-1117. 18 ANCIENT PEAKS RENEGADE SANTA MARGARITA RANCH RED    (91/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91: 'Earthy aromas of dewy thyme, oregano, juniper and pine needle are sprinkled with cracked pepper and laid across dark berry on the nose of this blend of 38% Syrah, 36% Petit Verdot and 26% Malbec. A eucalyptus spice hits the palate alongside the pepper, with dark fruit lingering long. $26.'

How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1118. 18 MCPRICE MYERS HIGH ON THE HOG PASO ROBLES RED    93+/100

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.

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How Many bottles/singles: $28.99 each

NAM-1119. 19 VINA ROBLES THE ARBORIST PASO ROBLES RED    (93/100)

Wine Enthusiast 93 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This fairly priced twist-top blend of 45% Syrah, 40% Petite Sirah, 10% Grenache and 5% Tannat is a complex yet easygoing bottling. Dark plum, iodine, charred beef and violet aromas drop into a hearty, rich palate of blackberry jam and smoked meat, with delicate garden herb elements on the finish. $20.'

How Many bottles/singles: $15.99 each

NAM-1120. 18 HOOK OR CROOK FIELD BLEND LODI RED    (92/100)

Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Excellent depth and concentration give this full-bodied wine a richness that is expressed in beautiful flavors of blackberry, blueberry and chocolate. All that lushness is wrapped in a blanket of fine-grained tannins that creates a velvety texture. Best through 2026. $24.'

How Many bottles/singles: $9.99 each

NAM-1121. 18 CASA SMITH NORTHRIDGE VINEYARD WAHLUKE SLOPE BARBERA    92+/100

Deep and luscious house style. Barbera cherry and anise. New World magnified. I'm impressed. Great, sweet oak too. And good barbera acidity. In fact, great acid, and power too. Shows the zone, the grape, and the maker's hand. 92+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1122. 19 TERRA D'ORO AMADOR BARBERA

2018: I sat with winemaker Jeff Myers at Palio last year for his farewell business trip to Ann Arbor before retirement. He described how he took a new tack producing his 2018 Barbers: 'The 2018 Barbera was fermented in stainless steel tanks and spent 45 days on the skins with pumpovers to coax color and flavor from the grapes while giving the wine a beautiful backbone of earthiness and structure. The wine was then aged for 12 months in a combination of French and American oak (20% new) to add well integrated aromas of toasty oak to the finished wine.' Bingo! Easily his best Barbera yet!

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1123. 18 MCPRICE MYERS PAYDIRT GOING FOR BROKE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL    93+/100

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.

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How Many bottles/singles: $28.99 each

NAM-1124. 18 STOLPMAN PARA MARIA DE LOS TECOLOTES SANTA BARBARA SYRAH    (90/100)

Parker 90: 'The 2018 Para Maria de las Tecolotes, a blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Petit Verdot, features bright scents of blackberries and blackcurrants with notes of tar, earth and loads of floral perfume. The medium to full-bodied palate is concentrated and wonderfully fresh, with a grainy frame and long finish. Drink now-2025.'

How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1125. 20 STOLPMAN ESTATE BALLARD CANYON SYRAH    (92/100)

Parker 92: 'Made with about 30% whole clusters, the 2020 Syrah Estate has a deep ruby-purple color and alluring aromas of blackcurrants, tilled earth, aniseed, dried roses and orange peel. The medium-bodied palate is grainy and fresh with spicy fruits and an uplifted finish. Drink now-2032.'

How Many bottles/singles: $26.99 each

NAM-1126. 21 STOLPMAN LA CUADRILLA BALLARD CANYON RED    91+/100

75% syrah, 15% grenache, 10% sangiovese. 1/3 whole clustere fermented. Aged 6 months in seasoned French oak barrels. Fresh, sweet fruit, the partial whole cluster just the right touch. He's got it down. Most of his wines save the expense of barrel aging and deliver all the same. Yes, more of the conventional fermentation body and texture and power. Light tannin; still, good to go. 91+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1127. 17 TERRA D'ORO AMADOR TEROLDEGO    91/100

2014: 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: $21.99 each

NAM-1128. 18 OWEN ROE ABBOT'S TABLE WASHINGTON RED    93/100

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-1129. 17 TERRA D'ORO AMADOR AGLIANICO    92/100

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: $21.99 each

NAM-1130. 18 ROMBAUER CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL

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How Many bottles/singles: $34.99 each

NAM-1131. SUTTER HOME CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL    89/100

Good acid and feel. There's a little RS, yet the acid and extract counter it nicely. A good drink. 89/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $4.99 each

NAM-1132. 20 DANCING CROW NORTH COAST ZNFANDEL    92/100 *

15%; vineyards at 1400-2500 feet; in Lake County beneath Mt. Konocti; includes fruit from the property's Old Stake Vineyard planted in 1901. Fresh and bright. Old vines intense too. A beautiful manifestation of Lake County based zinfandel. Power completely masked on the nose. Yes, this is racy, flavorful, chewy for its fine tannins, and deliciously acid balanced. A very positive zinfandel of place. The majority Europhiles of the group appreciated this for its moderation. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1133. 20 LAPIS LUNA NORTH COAST ZINFANDEL    91/100

Primary grape source: Pauli Ranch, Mendocino. 10 months in French oak barrels, 10% new. Both rich and racy. Real North Coast zinfandel/ Yeah, lush raspberry flavor and cracked black peppercorn spiciness. Good power at 14.9%. Sweet finish. 91/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1134. 19 CAROL SHELTON WILD THING OLD VINES MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL    92+/100

Est. 1978; from Cox Vineyard, the zinfandel planted in 1968 at 900'; indigenous yeasts; 14 months in barrels, 90% American (10% new), 10% French. Mendocino dark fruit toned. Sweet core. Has poise and confidence. Ripe black raspberry, bramble, barrel aged scope. Gee, this is a nicely crafted zin in the tradition of the series. Fine tannins offer further promise. Well balanced through the finale. 92+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

NAM-1135. 15 WILD HOG NOVA VINEYARDS LAKE COUNTY ZINFANDEL    94+/100

Est. 1990 on Wild Hog Creek, Mendocino County; aged a year in American oak barrels. Ah, the clarity and integrity of much maligned American oak. No dill, no coconut. Just plain, honest white oak. And the right variety to bear it. That Lake County fruit clarity. Raspberry and cracked black pepper. Oh, joyous Lake County take on zinfandel. Wow. The fruit takes up all the oak and alcohol; thus, balanced. Lasting zin aftertaste. Did I say 'wow'? 94+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $27.99 each

NAM-1136. 15 BEAR FLAG SONOMA ZINFANDEL    (92/100)

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.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $26.99 each

NAM-1137. 18 DAY SONOMA ZINFANDEL    93+/100

2017: 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: $28.99 each

NAM-1138. 19 RIDGE THREE VALLEYS SONOMA RED    (93/100)

Wine Spectator 93: 'An engaging blend, well-knit and distinctive for its savory raspberry and cherry flavors that draw in bay leaf, Asian spice and smoked pepper notes. Tannins are ripe and briary. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane and Mataro. Drink now through 2029.'

How Many bottles/singles: $31.99 each

NAM-1139. 15 WILD HOG ESTATE FORT ROSS - SEAVIEW ZINFANDEL    93/100

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-1140. 18 VALRAVN OLD VINES SONOMA ZINFANDEL    92+/100

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-1141. 18 BLACKSMITH ST. PETER'S CHURCH VINEYARD ALEXANDER VALLEY ZINFANDEL    95+/100

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-1142. 18 BLACKSMITH RICKHOUSE DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL    93+/100

Good definition of DCV zinfandel. Oaky distinction. Bright fruit. Not overly DCVwarm and powerful. Touch roti bringing it all together as wine of place. Wonderful. 93+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $28.99 each

NAM-1143. 19 OPTIMA DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL    92+/100

DCV power and singe without going over the top. One of the perennial zin masters of the AVA. Yes, ripe, properly oaky, large, finely tannic. A champion. Balanced too. 92+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $22.99 each

NAM-1144. 19 QUIVIRA DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL    92+/100

Tasting Panel 92/100. My notes: 75% zinfandel, 18% petite sirah, plus syrah, mourvedre, sangiovese. French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels, 20% new. Pet adds darkness to the appearance. Zin raspberry and peppercorn combined with barrel seasonings. Some youthful reticence. Still a little quiet, flavor wise. And surely yet tannic. I'd be cellaring this to accrue full value. 92+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $29.99 each

NAM-1145. 18 RIDGE RANCHO LAMBERT DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL    93+/100

15%; Ridge's second release from this 3 acre benchland vineyard; 5% petite sirah; 10 months in American oak. Rich and powerful DCV zinfandel stalwart, full of ripe raspberry and cracked black pepper. An attractive patina of toasted American oak, without the dill and coconut aspects. Ripe, round, and powerful. Full of goodness and material. Wears their power well. Fine tannin, lasting palate. 93+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $35.99 each

NAM-1146. 15 DAY EL DIABLO VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ZINFANDEL    (93/100)

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-1147. 18 LIMERICK LANE ESTATE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ZINFANDEL    (93/100)

Wine Spectator 93: 'A spirited Zin that mixes old-school briar with a more polished style, offering black raspberry, smoked pepper and roasted anise flavors that finish with zesty tannins. Drink now through 2029. $42.'

How Many bottles/singles: $39.99 each

NAM-1148. 18 KENWOOD JACK LONDON VINEYARD SONOMA MOUNTAIN ZINFANDEL    (90/100)

Wine Enthusiast 90: 'Spicy, rocky and lively, this wine is burly in plum and raspberry fruit, with robust, concentrated and unabashed richness. Traces of vanilla and cola accent the finish. $35.'

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1149. 20 RIDGE PAGANI RANCH SONOMA VALLEY ZINFANDEL

How Many bottles/singles: $39.99 each

NAM-1150. 19 SOURCE & SINK SONOMA VALLEY ZINFANDEL    91+/100

Est. 2018; vineyard at 400 feet above Kenwood. Heavy Bottle Award. A fresh, lower-alcohol take, as intended. Sweet red raspberry and cranberry. Takes the pedal off the metal. Good, bright acidity. A dash of VA, for better or worse. Perfumed. Very fine tannin. Never had a zinfandel like this before. New tack. 91+/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $31.99 each

NAM-1151. 20 FROG'S LEAP NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL    93+/100

2019: 85% zinfandel, 15% petite sirah; dry-farmed; open other end. Very spicy zinfandel fruit and oak. Napa elegance too. Shows the way. Always does. Raspberry, peppercorn, and oak toast flavor spread. Again, the Napa class of the valley's best zinfandels. Old reliable. My hero. Appealed to both zin fans and Europhiles. 93+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $34.99 each

NAM-1152. 18 GIRARD OLD VINES NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL    93+/100

From both ends of the valley. Aged in Fusion barrels, 35% new. Old vines concentration and Napa Valley's special refined take on zinfandel. The aromas just soar. That's one sophisticated zinfandel/ The fruit elegance echoes on the palate. 2018 lush as well. In tune with a proud series. 93+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $27.99 each

NAM-1153. 17 MACAULEY OLD VINE NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL    (94/100)

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-1154. 13 QUINTON ESTATES NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL    91/100 *

Power of the ripe vintage. Has lost some of its original varietal character as well as a sense of Napa Valley elegance. Vanilla creamy oak comes on with airing. Well, there's zinfandel raspberry and peppercorn character on the palate. And a suggestion of Napa pedigree. I quite prefer the palate, which really delivers for the price. Several attendees agreed; orders taken. 91/100. List price: $20.

How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1155. 20 ROBERT BIALE BLACK CHICKEN NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL    (95/100)

2018: Vinous 95: 'The 2018 Zinfandel Black Chicken is dense and explosive in the glass. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, cloves, new leather, licorice and earthy notes abound. This is an especially potent, brooding Zinfandel, with all of its elements in total harmony. Drink it over the next 10-20 years. Drink 2024-2038.'

How Many bottles/singles: $47.99 each

NAM-1156. 18 VENGE SCOUT'S HONOR NAPA VALLEY RED    (92/100)

Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This is a lively proprietary red wine made from 63% Zinfandel, 16% Charbono, 12% Petite Sirah and 9% Syrah. From many old-vine sites, it explodes in juicy plum, jammy blackberry and cherry, all wrapped in soft tannins. The oak adds a generous and rich vanilla tone.'

How Many bottles/singles: $39.99 each

NAM-1157. 19 TRES SABORES ESTATE PERSPECTIVE RUTHERFORD ZINFANDEL    94+/100

Owner: Julie Johnson, formerly of Frog's Leap; dry farmed, 50 year old vineyard; aged 22 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Heavy Bottle Award. Oh, that's a deep raspberry-cranberry nose. It's more about what it is than what it isn't. (Echoes of Bill Clinton). It isn't Rutherford warm, or Napa elegant, or alcoholic, or oaky. Yes, oak spice overtones only, old vines intensity. Surprising suavity to the palate. No excesses here. More oak flair on the finish completes an uplifting presentation for what might have been a sluggo of a zinfandel. 94+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $31.99 each

NAM-1158. 16 KEENAN 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT ZINFANDEL    92+/100

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-1159. 19 THREE VINES CONTRA COSTA ZINFANDEL

How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1160. 19 PEACHY CANYON WESTSIDE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL    93/100 *

Est. 1988; family owned; mostly estate fruit; aged 18 months in barrels. This pours purple. The cooler, higher altitude Paso westside cools it off. It shows fresh rather than jammy raspberry character. The mellowness of long sojourn in cooperage. Yes, cool, bright, and juicy berry fruit. Good acid, balance. No heat or headiness. Well crafted. This family knows zinfandel. Widely appreciated by the group for its accuracy and moderation. 93/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1161. 20 RIDGE DUSI RANCH PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL    (94/100)

Tasting Panel 94: 'Luscious and intense wine bursting with berry fruit, caramel, and spice.'

How Many bottles/singles: $37.99 each

NAM-1162. 18 ANCIENT PEAKS SANTA MARGARITA RANCH ZINFANDEL    (91/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91: 'Baked blackberry aromas provide intense density on the nose of this bottling, with accents of fennel frond and cola adding nuance. The palate combines baked earth and sagebrush flavors with black currant and blackberry, with just enough tension holding it together.'

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1163. 19 CAROL SHELTON MONGA ZIN OLD VINE LOPEZ VINEYARD CUCAMONGA VALLEY ZINFANDEL    (91/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91: 'From vines planted in 1918, this bottling begins with strong yet pleasant aromas of black licorice, loamy soil and baked plum. Fennel-pollen and licorice flavors ride through the palate as well, with sagebrush herbs amping that plummy core.'

How Many bottles/singles: $28.99 each

NAM-1164. 19 GRANITE HILL OLD VINES LODI ZINFANDEL    91/100

At Murphys. Good color. Properly sweet Lodi nose without going over the edge to syrupy sweet. It's a cool sort of raspberry jamminess. Same style and quality as previous vintage tasted. Nice peppery zin edge. Both sweet and snappy. Berry seeds pepperiness. 91/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $9.99 each

NAM-1165. 18 KLINKER BRICK OLD GHOST LODI ZINFANDEL    (91/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91: 'This generously oaked wine overflows with vanilla, cedar, coconut and toasted wood flavors that blend beautifully with ripe blackberries and black cherries for a potent but harmonious overall impression. It is full bodied, moderately tannic and has a lingering oak-spice finish. $37.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $29.99 each

NAM-1166. 19 MENAGE A TROIS LODI ZINFANDEL    89/100

13.5%. Heavy Bottle Award. Jolly color. Sweetish Lodi fruit aroma. And flavor. I detect some RS. Short of syrupy though. Good acid. 89/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $9.99 each

NAM-1167. 20 OZV ESTATE OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL    (92/100)

Wine Enthusiast 92 - TOP 100 BEST BUYS; 'An earthy, doughy aroma shows how fresh this wine is, before revealing layered, indulgent flavors of raspberry syrup, blackberry jam and dark chocolate that coat the mouth. With a full body, smooth texture and lingering finish, it's easy to love.'

How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1168. 18 ANDIS PAINTED FIELDS OLD VINE SIERRA FOOTHILLS ZINFANDEL    (92/100)

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.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1169. 15 EASTON AMADOR ZINFANDEL     (91/100)

Wine Spectator 92; 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-1170. 19 TERRA D'ORO AMADOR ZINFANDEL    93/100

Heavy Bottle Award. Wow! Big, sweet, and thorough Amador classic. 80% along the way to the 100 year old vines Deaver Vineyard bottling. Yes, hallmark. Sweet, powerful (14.5%), flavorful, balanced, long. Yo, dude. 93/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $17.99 each

NAM-1171. 19 TERRA D'ORO OLD VINES DEAVER VINEYARD AMADOR ZINFANDEL    96+/100

15.5%; Heavy Bottle Award; vines planted in 1881; aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. That has significant charm as well as concentration and power. Intense zin black raspberry and black pepper. The sweeter and subtler influence of French versus American oak barrels. Sweet in the mouth. Largesse trumps power. Huge flavor delivery. Full body. Coated tannins. Wow wine that's fairly priced for all it has to give. 96+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $34.99 each

NAM-1172. 17 TERRA D'ORO HOME VINEYARD AMADOR ZINFANDEL    (91/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91: 'This wine tastes like ripe berries and black pepper and has a great structure of fruit acidity and firm tannins that make it appetizing. Dried cherries, cured beef and a whiff of dried herbs create good complexity in the aromas and flavors.'

How Many bottles/singles: $29.99 each

NAM-1173. 19 L'ECOLE NO. 41 COLUMBIA VALLEY SEMILLON    (92/100)

Wine Enthusiast 92 - #8 TOP 100 BEST BUYS: 'L'Ecole has been carrying the banner for this variety in Washington for decades. This wine has everything there is to love about the variety, with textural richness and flavor intensity along with plenty of acidity to back it up.'

How Many bottles/singles: $15.99 each

NAM-1174. 21 ELIZABETH SPENCER SPECIAL CUVEE NORTH COAST SAUVIGNON BLANC    92/100 *

While the nose is reductive to start, it begins to spread its peacock's tail with aeration. The palate talks the talk from the get go. Juicy sauvignon citrus complex and great acid. Perfect balance. Delicious. Widely appreciated, even by the Europhiles of the group. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

NAM-1175. 21 MCFADDEN ESTATE BLUE QUAIL POTTER VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC    92/100

Clear, cool, crisp, and totally refreshing. Best vintage yet. Wine of place. Ideal. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

NAM-1176. 20 JED STEELE SHOOTING STAR LAKE COUNTY SAUVIGNON BLANC    92+/100

2019: 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: $14.99 each

NAM-1177. 21 ALMA DE CATTLEYA SONOMA SAUJVIGNON BLANC    (92/100)

Wine Spectator 92 - TOP 100: 'Aromatic, intense and distinctive, this delivers mouthwatering lemongrass, Meyer lemon, pomelo and white grapefruit flavors, with an intriguing touch of litsea oil that lingers on the fresh finish.'

How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1178. 20 QUIVIRA SONOMA SAUVIGNON BLANC    (92/100)

Wine Spectator 92 - VALUE PICK OF THE WEEK: 'Mouthwatering, showing Meyer lemon, pineapple, peach, lime zest and a hint of lanolin on a rich, lush frame, but with a vibrant, sleek acidity to keep the flavors fresh and focused.'

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1179. 21 KUNDE ESTATE MAGNOLIA LANE SONOMA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC    (92/100)

2020: Wine Spectator 92: 'Wonderfully succulent, with fleshy nectarine and mango flavors up front, backed by notes of sea salt, Meyer lemon and pomelo that linger on the long, plump and juicy finish. $18.'

How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

NAM-1180. 20 AXR NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC    (92/100)

Wine Spectator 92: 'Vibrant and fresh, with pear, pomelo and bright lemony notes that mingle with sleek accents of green apple and lemongrass. Gains momentum on the finish, where a hint of matcha green tea emerges. $38.'

How Many bottles/singles: $23.99 each

NAM-1181. 19 LONG MEADOW RANCH ESTATE RUTHERFORD SAUVIGNON BLANC    (92/100)

Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Textured and grippy, this light-bodied, high-acid white is refreshing and complex, with layers of Meyer lemon, grapefruit rind and tangerine. It rides the palate with a seamless energy of lasting freshness and subtle herbaceousness that appeals. $25.'

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1182. 20 GAMBLE FAMILY GAMBLE VINEYARD YOUNTVILLE SAUVIGNON BLANC    (96/100)

Tasting Panel 96: 'Aromas of spiced apple and a silky texture, with notes of juicy citrus and green apple. Elegant, expressive, and long; loaded with character and depth. $33.'

How Many bottles/singles: $29.99 each

NAM-1183. 21 GROTH NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC    (92/100)

Wine Spectator 92 - VALUE PICK OF THE WEEK: 'Distinctive, with lanolin, honeysuckle and litsea oil accented with the ripe peach, citrus and apricot flavors at the core. Reveals mouthwatering acidity and sea salt minerality on the finish. $26.'

How Many bottles/singles: $24.99 each

NAM-1184. 20 MASON YOUNT MILL VINEYARD NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC    (90/100)

Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY; Wine Enthusiast 90: 'Pure fruit flavors sing out at the core, with notes of peach, pomelo, yellow apple and tangerine, showing hints of fresh herb and dried mango that linger on the juicy finish. $19.'

How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

NAM-1185. 19 MURRIETA'S WELL LIVERMORE VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC    (94/100)

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-1186. 21 J. LOHR FLUME CROSSING ARROYO SECO SAUVIGNON BLANC    (90/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS' CHOICE; Tasting Panel 90: 'Jasmine-lined grapefruit and a hint of sweet Italian herbs. Granny Smith apple shows a saltibness, adding oomph to the fine acidity.'

How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1187. 20 FIRESTONE SANTA BARBARA SAUVIGNON BLANC    (91/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91 - BEST BUY: 'Tightly wound lime pith and grapefruit peel aromas meet with cut lawn and crushed cement on the nose of this bottling. It's tight and textural on the palate, where a grippy frame holds up lime, ash and grapefruit flavors, with a light white flower note coming through on the finish. $14.'

How Many bottles/singles: $11.99 each

NAM-1188. 19 ELOUAN OREGON CHARDONNAY    (93/100)

Tasting Panel 93: 'Notes of star fruit, lanolin, vanilla pudding, and lemon drop combine with a clean, slightly creamy mouthfeel for a wine that's brightly lit from within. The acidity is well balanced by a kiwi-chamomile finish. $20.'

How Many bottles/singles: $17.99 each

NAM-1189. 19 DUCK POND WILLAMETTE VALLEY CHARDONNAY    92/100

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-1190. 19 LINGUA FRANCA AVNI WILLAMETTE VALLEY CHARDONNAY    92/100

Wine & Spirits 92/100. My notes: Yeah, showy. The oak. Willamette coolness. Lays it out. Action city. Non Calif stuff. Good oak. Some malo. Fits together well. 92/100

How Many bottles/singles: $34.99 each

NAM-1191. 21 STOLLER ESTATE DUNDEE HILLS CHARDONNAY    91/100

Est. 1993; from all the estate's clones; mainly whole bunch fermented; aged a year in seasoned French oak barrels. Clean and lean, essentially unwooded Oregon chardonnay. Racy fruit acidity you'd rarely find in West Coast chardonnays south of here. Shows terroir, with stylistic Euro leanings. 91/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

NAM-1192. 21 HAPPY CAMPER CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY    90/100

2020: This a is full and well textured, REAL chardonnay. Best vintage yet-/ No oak, near dry, decent acid, some peels press wine astringency. Sally enjoyed the greater ease of the previous vintages. Chacun a son gout. 90/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $7.99 each

NAM-1193. 20 SALMON CREEK CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY    91/100

Just as clear and cool as an unwooded chardonnay could be. Like the 2019 was. Genuinely dry. Juicy. Chardonnay specific flavors. Great acid on the finish whisks the palate clean. 91/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $5.99 each

NAM-1194. 20 TOAD HOLLOW FRANCINE'S UNOAKED MENDOCINO CHARDONNAY    (91/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91 - BEST BUY: 'A salty, toasted nut aroma leads to nicely buttery, appley flavors and a touch of tangy acidity for good balance. The wine is medium to full in feel and combines appetizing freshness with good concentration.'

How Many bottles/singles: $12.99 each

NAM-1195. 17 LONG MEADOW RANCH ESTATE ANDERSON VALLEY CHARDONNAY    (94/100)

2016: 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: $31.99 each

NAM-1196. 20 LIOCO SONOMA CHARDONNAY    91+/100

2019: From Occidental, Goldridge, Piner, Teac Mor, Casa Seca, and Tidal Break Vineyards ; most in Russian River Valley; complete, natural malolactic. aged 6 months on gross lees, unstirred. Aromas shy at first. Attractive leesy aspects come on with aeration. Flavorful. Not excessive malo creaminess. It's cut and dry for food. Well balanced presentation. 91+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $24.99 each

NAM-1197. 20 FAILLA SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY    92+/100

Ehren Jordan, winemaker; wife's maiden name, Failla; former winemaker for Turley; native yeasts; 20% new barrels. A pleasing measure of oak complexity plus CA warmth and power. I like it. A mellow oakiness. Well textured, well managed. Here's a winemaker I trust, and a useful wine at this stage. 92+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $34.99 each

NAM-1198. 20 FORT ROSS SEA SLOPES SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY    (91/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This is a great wine of great value, a showcase of the coast in fine hands. Softly layered with a plush mouthfeel, it has approachable acidity that helps to lift the refined flavors of Gravenstein apple, peach and Meyer lemon.'

How Many bottles/singles: $28.99 each

NAM-1199. 17 MARTINELLI BELLA VIGNA VINEYARD SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY    94/100

Light yellow. Really nicely integrated oak display, well sunk in at age four plus. This has force, body, and character. Strong oak on the palate, set apart from the fruit. A unique, confident, and singular CA chardonnay. Sorta old time. The lack of malo creaminess is to my taste. Stands high above a crowd of 'buttery' CA chardonnays. 94/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $39.99 each

NAM-1200. 17 HANZELL ESTATE SONOMA VALLEY CHARDONNAY    95+/100

38 year old vines of the Hanzell clone; 30% barrel fermented; aged a year in French oak barrels, 30% new. Fuller color from barrel and bottle age. Full, classic Burgundian barrel elevage. Sonoma Valley terroir ID. The nobility of its original and present owners are embodied in the wines. Yes, classic to Burgundian upbringing and coastal CA terroir. Like Stony Hill, Chalone, and a handful of others, this is an old time CA chardonnay that improves with age. 95+/100. The group's dominant Europhiles were impressed. One of them commented: 'As good a CA chardonnay as I've had.'

How Many bottles/singles: $42.99 each

NAM-1201. 20 KNIGHTS BRIDGE ESTATE KNIGHTS VALLEY CHARDONNAY    (93/100)

2019: Tasting Panel 93: 'Silky, rich, and complex with toasty oak, bright acidity good length; deep and balanced. $40.'

How Many bottles/singles: $31.99 each

NAM-1202. 19 ALPHA OMEGA II NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY

How Many bottles/singles: $23.99 each

NAM-1203. 19 FROG'S LEAP NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY    (93/100)

2015: Wine & Spirits 93: 'On several recent visits to Frog's Leap, John Williams has detoured me from queries about cabernet and zinfandel to taste his chardonnay. He and his team have been developing a new strategy: pick at the underside of ripeness; whole-cluster press; settle for two days, then rack into new oak barrels; allow the fermentation to begin on its own and reach its peak (four or five days); then, with half the sugar remaining in the grapes, rack the wine to lined cement tanks to finish whatever it's going to do, undisturbed for another nine months. Up until now, I've been more curious about his quixotic focus on chardonnay from Napa Valley, of all places, than about the wine itself. This vintage comes from Truchard and a nearby vineyard on Stanly Road, picking up on the best aspects of Carneros fruit-desert citrus cooled by the fog. It's tart with baked lemon and grapefruit flavors, zesty in the middle and then richer in the end. The finish tastes like salted caramels, but it's completely savory.and brisk. Williams's goal is to make a great chardonnay that's expressive of its origins in Napa Valley and his 2015 may give you a new perspective on that possibility. $32.'

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How Many bottles/singles: $31.99 each

NAM-1204. 19 NEYERS 304 CARNEROS CHARDONNAY    (92/100)

Wine & Spirits 92: 'The fruit for this stainless-steel chardonnay grows at Paul Larson's vineyard on what was once a creek bed in Carneros. The salted-caramel richness and flinty reduction come from the lees, recirculated from the bottom of the tank and slowly sprayed over the must at the top. As the reduction blows off with air, the wine reveals peach pit and bitter almond notes in a complex and integrated creaminess, incorporating the minerality of the lees. Serve it chilled with chicken Milanese.'

How Many bottles/singles: $27.99 each

NAM-1205. 17 SMITH-MADRONE SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT CHARDONNAY    (94/100)

Wine Enthusiast 94 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This barrel-fermented white opens in oaky intensity before settling into flavors of kiwi, lime and green apple. Complex and structured, it has a graceful heartiness and offers tremendous value for the quality.'

How Many bottles/singles: $44.99 each

NAM-1206. 18 THOMAS FOGARTY ESTATE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY    (91/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91: 'Fleshy aromas of poached nectarine and white peach coverage with salted butter and light honeysuckle on the nose of this bottling. It's broad with jasmine and peach flavors on the palate, yet with a twinge of lemony acidity and a nutty savory tone toward the finish.'

How Many bottles/singles: $27.99 each

NAM-1207. 19 MIRASSOU MONTEREY CHARDONNAY

How Many bottles/singles: $9.99 each

NAM-1208. 18 MONTEREY VINEYARD MONTEREY CHARDONNAY

How Many bottles/singles: $9.99 each

NAM-1209. 20 MONTOYA MONTEREY CHARDONNAY    (91/100)

Tasting Panel 91; Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'Wet stone, tropical flowers and white melon aromas make for a compelling nose on this bottling of a widely available, downright cheap Chardonnay. The palate stays clean as well, with gardenia and stone fruit flavors working in tandem. $20.'

How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1210. 20 MORGAN HIGHLAND SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS CHARDONNAY    (91/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91: 'White peach and creamy butter aromas are cut by steely minerality on the nose of this bottling. The palate shows a strong oak streak, with flavors of toasted nut and creamy stone fruit. $28.'

How Many bottles/singles: $23.99 each

NAM-1211. 20 TALLEY BISHOP'S PEAK SAN LUIS OBISPO CHARDONNAY    (91/100)

2019: Wine & Spirits 91: 'Bishop's Peak is not far from the Adobe that defines the Talley's estate; the family named its second label after the mountain, offering wines notable for their quality-price ratio. This is savory at the outset, scents of honeycomb and wheat adorning nectarine ad pineapple. The flavors are tart, green apple and dried pineapple, nervy and mouthwatering, generous for pork. $24.'

How Many bottles/singles: $15.99 each

NAM-1212. 19 TALLEY BISHOP'S PEAK SAN LUIS OBISPO CHARDONNAY    (91/100)

Wine & Spirits 91: 'Bishop's Peak is not far from the Adobe that defines the Talley's estate; the family named its second label after the mountain, offering wines notable for their quality-price ratio. This is savory at the outset, scents of honeycomb and wheat adorning nectarine ad pineapple. The flavors are tart, green apple and dried pineapple, nervy and mouthwatering, generous for pork. $24.'

How Many bottles/singles: $15.99 each

NAM-1213. 20 TALLEY ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY CHARDONNAY    (93/100)

Wine Enthusiast 93: 'Lemon pith and apricot jam aromas are cut by a clean line of chalky alkalinity on the nose of this appellation blend. Snappy citrus flavors of lime and grapefruit show on the palate alongside ripe pear and peach, but the saltiness attracts the most attention. $38.'

How Many bottles/singles: $26.99 each

NAM-1214. 20 HUSCH MENDOCINO CHENIN BLANC    90+/100 *

2019: 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-1215. 21 TERRA D'ORO CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC - VIOGNIER    (91/100)

2020: Wine Spectator 91: 'Fragrant and juicy, with peach blossom, lime sherbet and dried mango flavors on a mouthwatering frame. Offers a touch of fennel seed that lingers on the finish. $17.'

How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1216. 21 CLINE NORTH COAST VIOGNIER    (92/100)

Tasting Panel 92: 'Peaches prime the nose and palate, the latter of which shows notes of vanilla biscuit and pineapple-tangerine cream lined by a luxurious array of white flowers and apricot. $15.'

How Many bottles/singles: $11.99 each

NAM-1217. 21 SKINNER EL DORADO GRENACHE BLANC    92/100

Good fullness of the varietal. Accurate and pleasing. Good sweet/acid ratio. Wonderful mouthfeel that's a real compliment to grenache blanc. One of the best CA versions of this grape I've tasted. El Dorado is Rhone variety country. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1218. 21 BONNY DOON CENTRAL COAST PICPOUL    (92/100)

Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'The potential for Picpoul remains strong, thanks to bottlings like this. Fresh and clean aromas of white peach and lime sorbet show on the nose. The palate is broad with red-pear and nectarine flavors, as acid rises into the finish alongside a white-flower element.'

How Many bottles/singles: $15.99 each

NAM-1219. 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: $14.99 each

NAM-1220. 21 ELK COVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT BLANC    (92/100)

Tasting Panel 92: 'Fruit from estate hillside vineyards is whole-cluster pressed and cold-fermented in small, stainless-steel tanks. The freshness is apparent starting with a complex, voluptuous nose of green apple and just-squeezed oranges. Racy acidity works with hints of cashew, green tea, and pineapple.'

How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1221. 20 ST. INNOCENT FREEDOM HILL VINEYARD WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT BLANC    92/100

2017: Just released. Cool, clear, green melon like pinot blanc. Nice nasal etch. Good and plump center with acid edge. Balanced and dry. Invigorating texture. Freshness of 4 years at the winery instead of in a middleman's warehouse. Provenance matters. I can hand sell this, overcoming consumer reluctance to select a four year old pinot blanc. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1222. 21 ANNE AMIE ESTATE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS    93/100

2020: Body, texture, elegance, race, nice depth. Decidedly racy. Great acid and texture. Unique and exciting. 93/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

NAM-1223. 20 COOPER MOUNTAIN COOPER HILL WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS    (91/100)

Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'Rich, ripe and packed with mixed citrus fruits, this delicious biodynamic wine has a lovely mouthfeel, with a weave of acidity and dried herbs. The balance suggests it is capable of aging well for another five years, but there's no penalty for popping it open right now. Drink now through 2026. $18.

How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

NAM-1224. 21 DUCK POND OREGON PINOT GRIS    90+/100

Est. 1993; produced in 2020 the first American wine certified Natural Path Production. Tight and neat 2021 OR pinot gris at opening. Well, the palate is more fruit forward. Apple, melon, and a certain nuttiness. The fruit is properly sweet and ripe. The palate says 'go', so decant first and then get set for both aroma and flavor. 90+/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

NAM-1225. 21 ELK COVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS    (90/100)

Wine Spectator 90: 'Luscious yet crisp and refreshing, with lively apricot, fresh fig and spice flavors that finish on a polished note.'

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1226. 16 ANNE AMIE ESTATE YAMHILL CARLTON DISTRICT MULLER THURGAU    92/100

40 year old vines. Lovely now. Varietal character fulfilled. Pure apple and blossoms. Yes, good dryness, acidity, balance, all. One of America's best muller thurgaus. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $15.99 each

NAM-1227. 17 SMITH-MADRONE ESTATE SPRING MOUNTAIN RIESLING    (92/100)

Parker 92: 'Opening with scents of petrol and cut grass, the 2017 Riesling is something of an oddity for Napa, where Riesling has largely been replaced by other varieties. Notes of paraffin, green apple and lime also appear on the nose, while the almost-dry, medium-bodied palate is cool, refreshing and stony, with a long, tangy finish and hints of beeswax and honey. It's already drinkable, but like many Rieslings, it should have a decently long drinking window. Drink now-2030. $34.'

How Many bottles/singles: $31.99 each

NAM-1228. 16 AIRFIELD ESTATE LATE HARVEST RUNWAY VINEYARD YAKIMA VALLEY RIESLING half bottle    92/100

Sugar at harvest 38%; residual sugar 22%. Light gold color. Honeyed, nectarous, and nicely bouqueted without spruce notions. Sweet and cool and racy WA take on LH riesling. No botrytis signs; purely late harvest concentration of aromatics and sugars. 92/100. List price: $24.

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1229. 14 WATERMILL LATE HARVEST WALLA WALLA VALLEY GEWURZTRAMINER half bottle    92/100

11.5%. 8% RS. Deep red brown color. Nose more about late harvest than gewurztraminer. Varietal character bronzed over by bottle age. Good acid. Just little gewurz. 92/100. List price: $25.

How Many bottles/singles: $14.99 each

NAM-1230. 20 HYLAND ESTATE MCMINNVILLE GEWURZTRAMINER    92/100

Genuine rose, ginger, and candle wax aromas. Another classic of the early OR winemaking period style. Yes, dry, with good extract, texture. Full and accurate gewurz flavor in a special OR style distinct from Alsace and California. Lasting flavor and texture. Bravo. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $17.99 each

NAM-1231. 21 SALT OF THE EARTH MOSCATO RUBINO CALIFORNIA RED MOSCATO    93/100

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-1232. 21 SALT OF THE EARTH FLOR DE MOSCATO CALIFORNIA MOSCATO    92/100

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

MICHIGAN

NAM-1234. 12 CHATEAU AERONAUTIQUE AVIATRIX PASSION MICHIGAN RED    92/100

Medium sweet. Plenty fresh. Lush and sweet fruit flavored. Cranberry and blueberry. Acid-sweet balance is admirable. Very tasty. 92/100.

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How Many bottles/singles: $8.99 each

NAM-1235. MICHIGAN VINTNER RED HYBRID MICHIGAN RED    91/100

Leon millot, marechal foch, and st. croix grown in Kamphuis Vineyard near Holland MI. Primarily from the 2016 vintage. Aged a year in new, heavy-toast Missouri oak barrels. Medium dark red-rust color. Deep, viscous, ripe red fruits with oak well absorbed. Great acid vigor. Sweet glycerol and oak extras. Spells the varietal characters too. No alcohol statement, but the strength seems to fill the bill. Second day: Smokier, charrier barrel pluses, all for the better. Great acid and round fruit glycerol. works now and will keep on working. 91/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $7.99 each

NAM-1236. MICHIGAN VINTNER GREEN LABEL RESERVE MICHIGAN RED    91/100

Leon millot, marechal foch, and st. croix grown in Kamphuis Vineyard near Holland MI. Plus unknown varietals grown in a nearly, semi abandoned vineyard. 2017 and 2016. Barrel aged two years. Dark color. Rich and solid. Minnesota grape varieties aroma set. Impressive fruit concentration to hide barrel influence. Great acid, of course. Nice balanced presentation of the varietal melange. Simply a very tasty, mealworthy achievement. 91/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $9.99 each

NAM-1237. MICHIGAN VINTNER BLACK LABEL RESERVE MICHIGAN RED    91/100

Primarily 2017 marquette grown in the Kamphuis and Leroux vineyards near Holland MI. Aged two years in neutral vessels. Deep and nicely evolved bottle bouquet. Well, very suave, the tannins fully integrated. Savory, and well balanced for current drinking. Great acid of course. Sally's pork roast and baked apples further mellow it. 91/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $9.99 each

NAM-1238. 17 CHATEAU FONTAINE WOODLAND MICHIGAN RED    92/100

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-1239. 18 SHADY LANE LEELANAU PENINSULA CABERNET FRANC    92/100

2017: Nicely ripe, very suave. Beautiful interpretation, without the bombast emphasis of cabernet sauvignon. Sits very comfortably on the palate. Grip, satisfying depth. Fulfilled. Shows some barrel time. Without being openly woody. Another triumph. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $21.99 each

NAM-1240. 19 SHADY LANE FRANC N FRANC LEELANAU PENINSULA RED    92/100

2018: 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-1241. CHATEAU FONTAINE BIG PAW LEELANAU PENINSULA RED    90/100

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-1242. 21 BIG LITTLE DUNE CLIMB LEELANAU PENINSULA SAUVIGNON BLANC    93/100

Champion cool climate sauvignon blanc, just like the previous vintage. Bergamot and passion fruit. Precise and incisive. Flavors confirm. Unto its own. Enough acid; pleasing soft core. 93/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $24.99 each

NAM-1243. CHATEAU FONTAINE SWEETWATER SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA VIGNOLES half bottle    93/100

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-1244. FENN VALLEY 42 LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE VIDAL ICE WINE half bottle    99+/100

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: $16.99 each

NAM-1245. ST. AMBROSE SECRET BEACH MICHIGAN WHITE    93/100

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-1246. 20 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-1247. 20 CHATEAU FONTAINE WOODLAND LEELANAU PENINSULA WHITE    91+/100

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-1248. 21 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT GRIS    91/100

This is good MI pinot gris. Waxy, appley, cool. Fresh and northern take. A real pinot gris with acid, viscosity, brightness. Spot on. 91/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $12.99 each

NAM-1249. 20 SHADY LANE ESTATE HENNESSY VINEYARD LEELANAU PENINSULA GRUNER VELTLINER    92/100

2019: 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-1250. 18 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY MISSING SPIRE MICHIGAN RIESLING    93/100

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-1251. 20 CHATEAU FONTAINE DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING    91/100

2018: 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-1252. 18 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING    91/100

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-1253. 21 VERTERRA MATHESON, SWEDE, & KULPA VINEYARD LEELANAU PENINSULA DRY RIESLING    92/100

4 acres in three blocks; west or southwest facing; on loamy sand soils. Dry and distinguished, with just the right degree of riesling scent to its crisp, northern persona. Ho, hum; year after year. Beautiful, juicy citrus and stone fruit melange that fills and lingers. Dry but not austere. Perfect harmony. 92/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $17.99 each

NAM-1254. 17 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY SEVENTH HILL FARM OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING    (91/100)

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-1255. 19 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY OLD MISSION PENINSULA KERNER    93/100

2018: 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: $23.99 each

NAM-1256. 21 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI-DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA GEWURZTRAMINER    93/100

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: $14.99 each

NAM-1257. CHATEAU FONTAINE COWS ON THE BEACH LEELANAU PENINSULA BUBBLY MUSCAT

How Many bottles/singles: $16.99 each

OHIO

NEW YORK

NAM-1260. 16 BOUNDARY BREAKS OVID LANE NORTH FINGER LAKES RIESLING    92/100

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-1261. 19 HERMANN J. WIEMER FINGER LAKES DRY RIESLING    (91/100)

Parker 91: 'The 2019 Dry Riesling comes in with seven grams of residual sugar and 12% alcohol. This is a blend of vineyards: 20% HJW vineyard, 25% Magdalena vineyard, 35% Josef vineyard and 20% Kasper vineyard. In the Finger Lakes, a mere seven grams of sugar can be diced, sliced and swallowed up–and that's what happened here. Dry and a little steely, this shows off its purity and freshness most of all. It lacks anything resembling the charm of the 2019 Semi-Dry Riesling this report, and it is certainly far more backward. Indeed, it is likely to be better this time next year or even later in 2021. In the meanwhile, it shows off laser-like focus and a bright finish. For what amounts to the winery's entry-level Dry Riesling, this is awfully good and a very nice value point in the lineup. Drink 2021-2031.'

How Many bottles/singles: $19.99 each

NAM-1262. 18 RAVINES FINGER LAKES DRY RIESLING    (94/100)

Wine & Spirits 94: 'Drawn from White Springs and 16 Falls vineyards, this riesling shows fusil notes and phenolic savor, lemon-cordial flavors with a dusty, zinc-like edge. It's firm and tense, the lemon and wheat flavors conveyed with a dramatic immediacy, but the lasting impression on this wine is its drive, an electric, pulsating acidity that points to its core structure, and to a long life in the cellar. $19.'

How Many bottles/singles: $18.99 each

NAM-1263. 19 FOX RUN SENECA LAKE DRY RIESLING    (90/100)

Wine Spectator 90: 'Tangy, with cardamom, mirabelle plum and mustard flower notes that combine to give this a piercing, nervy profile. Drink now through 2025. $18.'

How Many bottles/singles: $15.99 each

CANADA

NAM-1265. 18 PELEE ISLAND ONTARIO CABERNET FRANC    91/100

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-1266. 18 PELEE ISLAND SEMI SWEET ONTARIO MERLOT    90/100

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-1267. 18 PELEE ISLAND ONTARIO BACO NOIR    91/100

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-1268. 17 PELEE ISLAND SOUTH ISLANDS ICE WINE half bottle    92+/100

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: $31.99 each

NAM-1269. 19 JACKSON-TRIGGS RESERVE NIAGARA PENINSULA VIDAL ICE WINE quarter bottle    97/100

2015: 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: $29.99 each

NAM-1270. 17 PILLITTERI ESTATES RED LEAF NIAGARA PENINSULA VIDAL ICE WINE half bottle    95/100

Luscious, delicious, concentrated, honeyed. 95/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $29.99 each

NAM-1271. 12 PILLITTERI ESTATES RED LEAF NIAGARA PENINSULA RIESLING ICE WINE half bottle    95/100

Gorgeous maturity, definitely. Great acid. Rich, and very ice wine racy. Very high quality. 95/100.

How Many bottles/singles: $29.99 each



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