updated 11-16-17
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NAM-1002. 12 AVENNIA GRAVURA COLUMBIA VALLEY RED
International Wine Cellar 92: ‘48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc. Saturated red-ruby. Fresh aromas of black raspberry and cocoa powder are complemented by sexy earth tones. Sweet, broad and fine-grained, showing lovely energy and lift to its flavors of dark berries and dark chocolate. Really spreads out to dust the palate with fruit. Finishes classy and very long, with well-integrated ripe tannins. This was bottled a month before I tasted it but showed no sign of shock or fatigue. A steal for the price.’
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1003. 12 BETZ FAMILY CUVEE FRANGIN COLUMBIA VALLEY RED
Parker 91: ‘The 2012 Cuvee Frangin is a new cuvee that’s playing in the value-end of the spectrum, and it does a damn good job of it. A blend of 36% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Syrah and the balance Petit Verdot that spent a year in 20-25% new French oak, it offers knockout aromas and flavors of plum, tobacco leaf, dried herbs, and spice to go with a medium to full-bodied, supple and downright sexy profile on the palate. Up-front and ready to go, it will nevertheless have close to a decade of longevity and is a perfect intro into the style of this estate. It also represents a superb value. $33.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1004. 14 CHARLES & CHARLES POST NO. 35 COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON-SYRAH
Wine Enthusiast 91 - BEST BUY: ‘Cabernet makes up three-quarters of this blend. Appealing aromas of dried herbs, blue fruit, coffee and spice lead to sweet, full-feeling cherry and plum flavors backed by a light grip of tannins. $14.’
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1005. 15 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE 50TH ANNIVERSARY RELEASE COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
14 months in French & American oak, 1/3 new. Sweet fruit and oak. A marker vintage for this series./ Soft and oaky. Fruit and nut and wood cremes. Tannin and alcohol not fully assimilated yet. All the makings of a cellar-worthy WA cabernet. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1006. 13 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE INDIAN WELLS COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‘Aromas of barrel spice, vanilla, dill and blue-black fruit are bright and focused. The plum and barrel flavors show depth and a sense of texture, with lingering flavors. This wine is not typically Cabernet but it offers much appeal.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1007. 14 COLUMBIA CREST GRAND ESTATES COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Spectator 91 - TOP 100 VALUES 2016: ‘Broad and generous, open-textured and inviting, with cherry, currant and red plum flavors that swirl enticingly around the fine-grained tannins and creamy oak on the finish. Drink now through 2018. $12.’
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1008. 10 COLUMBIA CREST WALTER CLORE PRIVATE RESERVE COLUMBIA VALLEY RED
International Wine Cellar 90+: ‘47% cabernet sauvignon, 34% merlot, 15% cabernet franc and 4% malbec; aged 26 months in all-new French oak. Bright red-ruby. Reticent aromas of cassis, black raspberry, menthol, licorice and mint, complicated by graphite minerality. Plush dark berry, menthol and licorice flavors show a creamy sweetness but also very good grip. Finishes broad, spicy and long, with suave tannins.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1009. 12 L’ECOLE NO. 41 COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine & Spirits 92: ‘Powerful and broad shouldered, this robust cabernet shows a softer side with air, bringing scents of cedar frond and gravelly minerality to go with the dark black cherry fruit. The flavors are weighty, but acidity courses through to lend them structure. Give it time to mature, then serve with lamb. $32.’
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1010. 13 REVELRY COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
All French oak, 20% new. Dionysis, Walla Walla, and Red Mountain vineyards. Round, rich, deep, textured, excellent./ Full power at 13.8%. Full texture. Balance of all. Year in, year out, my favorite Revelry wine. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1011. 12 SEVEN HILLS COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 91; Wine Spectator 90; Parker 90: ‘The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley is a rock-solid value that gives up plenty of lead pencil, new leather, black currants and subtle herbal notes to go with a firm, structured, medium-bodied profile on the palate. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and the balance Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec that spent 16 months in 25% new oak, it too will have over a decade of longevity. $30.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1012. 14 SUBSTANCE COLUMBIA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 92/100. My notes: By Charles Smith. 100% varietal. From Goose Ridge and Frenchman Hills vineyards. Fermented by native yeasts. Aged 12 months on lees in barrels, 50% new. Unfined, unfiltered. Deep, velvety, black, and distinctly Washington./ Yes, intense and velvety, with fine, subdued oak and barrel time influence. Suave tannins. Wow. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1013. 13 HEDGES FAMILY ESTATE RED MOUNTAIN RED 5-liter jeroboam
The Hedges family pioneered the Red Mountain AVA. 60% cabernet sauvignon plus the rest of the Bordeaux pantheon, plus syrah. Earthy black fruits./ Sweet and earthy. Tannin, sinew. A stalwart, ageworthy, hallmark Red Mountain pace-setter. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 179.95 each

NAM-1014. 14 COLUMBIA CREST H3 HORSE HEAVEN HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Deep, and surprisingly reductive for this range. Air it. 2014 elegance./ Oak vanilla and brown spices. Reduction. Pac NW acid. Clear alcohol. Splayed for now, I suspect it will age to harmony. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1015. 11 WATERMILL WALLA WALLA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
14.8%. Special. Extra spicy, brambly, wood. Deep with confit and all./ Complex and deep, impressive for its uniqueness, maturity, and Walla Walla oomph. Its own, terrific thing. Balance, bulk, freshness; mouthfilling and delicious. Racy, spicy WWV special. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1016. 14 BELLE AMBIANCE CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
By the Indelicato family. Sweet blackberry and black currant. What the market wants./ Sweet and fulfilled, ‘modern’ cabernet. Very appealing, well tuned to today’s tastes. Acidity balances the modest residual sweetness. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NAM-1017. 14 CARNIVOR CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Mega purple color./ Ripe and open and boasted. Generous, honest./ Sweet, ripe and made to please. Right. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1018. 14 FLEUR DE LYETH CALIFORNIA RED
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1019. 14 JOEL GOTT 815 CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2013: 2013 firm and framed. The usual Gott dryness and discretion./ Oh, elegant fruit and oak. Great vintage for this Gott cuvee, Gott style. Caramel and spice oak influences. Sweet fruit, fine balance. The nose needs aeration and time; the palate reads ‘drink me’. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1020. 13 WAUGH JR. CALIFORNIA RED
2012: Wood on top still, but it’s good, firm wood. Class of the cuvee persists. Deep and bright fruit./ Yes, bright and classy. Elegant flow for 2012 with 2012 pure fruit. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1021. 15 GUENOC VICTORIAN NORTH COAST CLARET
Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘This wine has has a great core of dark-fruit flavors and dark chocolate, a firmly tannic texture that makes it appetizing, and nice balance. It's a very solid dinner wine that doesn't have to be the center of attention. $18.’
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1022. 13 STEPHEN VINCENT NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Starts out 2013 tight, even severe. Hiding stuff. Not overly spirituous. Grows as it airs to reveal Mendocino dark fruit, Alexander Valley fullness, Lake Co. flow./ Yes, improves with air. More dimension, expression. Good oak toffee taste. Sweet Alexander cabernet. Will improve. 90+/100. (4/20/16).
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1023. 15 Z ALEXANDER BROWN UNCAGED NORTH COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2014: Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘Beautiful and well balanced, this wine pulls together a spicy, fruity perfume with mouthfilling dark fruit and dark-chocolate flavors. The creamy texture is well supported by a rich layer of fine tannins. It has a graceful touch and is a treat to taste. $20.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1024. 14 DANCING CROW RED HILLS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
From the Beckstoffer tract. 9% merlot, 5% petite sirah. Aged 6 months in French oak. Ideal, sweet, bright Lake County take on cabernet. Lake softness and 2014 elegance. Lovely./ Full and intense. The consummate Red Hills cabernet. Light oak. Everything fits together right. Hallmark; wine of place, wine of vintage. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1025. 13 CARDINAL RULE CUVEE SONOMA RED
50% petit verdot, 20% cab sauv, 17% merlot, 7% malbec, 6% cab franc. Deep and classy and sweet smelling. Fine oak. Full fruit. Very fruity indeed. Fabulous take on petit verdot./ Talks the talk. Abundant fruit, particularly sweet for 2013. This sends me. Oh, my goodness, so sweet. Understated oakiness. Terrific stuff. 93/100. List price: $38.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1026. 14 GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU MOUNTAIN CUVEE SONOMA RED
2012: Est. 1858; 6th generation; fruit mainly from the Sonoma Valley estate. 45% merlot, 35% cab sauv, plus petit verdot, cab franc. 14 months in barrels, 50% new. Sweet, solid mountain fruit plus oak. Sonoma Valley cool fruit too. Elegant, balanced, composed./ Yes, a good balance of oak and rich 2012 fruit. Kudos to the winemaker. No drying tannins, so good now. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1027. 13 KENWOOD SONOMA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Fine 2013 cabernet representative. Power, black fruit, frame, material, wood. Fully as good a 13 as the 12 was a 12./ Yes, fruit and oak and power all in abundance and in balance. Fine value. Long and well textured. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1028. 14 SEBASTIANI GRAVEL BED SONOMA RED
2013: Parker 97: ‘The 2013 Gravel Bed Proprietary Red is a Bordeaux blend which I assume is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon. It comes from the rockiest sites that Sebastiani owns in Sonoma County. This is a spectacular wine, with blueberry and blackberry fruit, some notes of gravel (as the name suggests), full-bodied opulence, and a multi-layered, almost skyscraper-like mouthfeel, yet it is light on its feet for such great intensity and richness. This is a stunner and another tour de force from winemaker Mark Lyon. This full-bodied classic should drink well for 25-30 years. Now-2046. $35.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1029. 14 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2013: Est. 1962; all 5 Bordeaux varieties; 14 months in barrel. ALV power and sweet fruit. 2013 framing. Fine oak. Deep and dynamic. Logical consummation of valley and vintage./ Wood and fruit and power. They all match up. Full, fine tannin. For steak now. Or cellar. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1030. 14 PICKET FENCE ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‘Rich and thick in chocolate mocha and a punch of espresso, this wine offers great value. It showcases the cooler side of the variety in cedar undertones, while delivering decadent counterpoint with its suggestion of bacon. A lift of acidity brightens the finish. $18.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1031. 14 TRIG POINT DIAMOND DUST VINEYARD ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2012: Nick Goldschmidt project. Powerful ALV and winemaker style. Sweet fruit of 12. Wood in control./ Very ripe mouthful of fruit, with oak seasonings. Volume, material. Thorough. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1032. 14 DRY CREEK VINEYARD DRY CREEK VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 92: ‘This well-made wine, blended with small percentages of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot, is an astounding value. Currant and cranberry notes and an underbelly of tannins play together in a smooth texture of rich concentration. $26.’
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1033. 13 RODNEY STRONG ESTATE KNIGHTS VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Vinous 93: ‘Smoke, game, tobacco, licorice, black cherry jam and cloves hit the palate in the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley. The 2013 offers notable depth and intensity in a virile, potent style that reflects the personality of both the vintage and Knights Valley. This is a gorgeous wine from Rodney Strong.’
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1034. 10 DEMUTH KEMOS MOUNTAIN TERRACES SONOMA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Rich, large, spicy, deep concentration of fruit and oak. Ideal, abundant, complex, loaded, 3D./ Black and meaty. Age brings smoothness, yet the fruit flavor is totally fresh. Balanced, juicy, concentrated, complex, all. 95+.100. List price: $70.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1035. 14 ATLAS PEAK NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Very dark and closed in to start. With aeration comes a good bit of charm and refinement. 2014 tailoring./ Very refined palate. Silky and berried. Almost perfect take on Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1036. 14 CAYMUS NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 94: ‘The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley has a dense opaque purple color, a kiss of blackberry and cassis fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel with ripe tannin and a long finish. It is very Caymus in its immediate accessibility, but has plenty of staying power and depth. This is lush, full, intense and pure. Drink it over the next 15 or so years. Now-2031.’
How Many bottles/singles: 79.95 each

NAM-1037. 14 CHAPPELLET SIGNATURE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Really good. More open and sweeter than usual./ Soy, so fruity and appealing. Astonishing. Oak in balance. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 64.95 each

NAM-1038. 16 DAOU PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015: Wine Spectator 93/100; Wine Enthusiast 93/100 - EDITORS’ CHOICE. My notes: 14.1%. Red-black./ Exotic woods, veneers, bureau drawers. Good ripe fruit without Paso dried fruit./ Very spicy cedar, mahogany veneer. Yow! 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1039. 13 ELIZABETH SPENCER SPECIAL CUVEE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
14.7%. Sweet for 2014, and amply woody. Intense. In the Rutherford idiom. Great, spicy Napa cabernet flair and quality./ Dense for 14. Sweet fruit and wood and lots of 14 dark fruited material. All. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1040. 14 EMERSON BROWN NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The Oakville vineyard was sold, so now fruit for this cuvee is sourced from several valley AVAs. Fresh and elegant 2014, and still showing a classy southern AVA lineage. Nicely applied light oak./ Young and tannic yet. Yes, youthful grip. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1041. 13 FREEMARK ABBEY NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 92+: ‘The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Freemark Abbey’s generic bottling from Napa, is a brilliant example, and at $50, a heck of a value. It is also one of their larger cuvées at 24,332 cases. A blend of 75.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.9% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, this wine spent nearly 26 months in oak. Opaque purple in color, it exhibits beautiful blackberry and blackcurrant fruit with hints of white chocolate, allspice and tobacco leaf. It is rich, full-bodied, seriously concentrated, and has 2013's relatively serious structure and tannic clout. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30 years. 2019-2050. $50.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1042. 13 HEITZ NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Aged a year in large cooperage and 2 years in Limousin oak barrels. Heitz traditional and 2013 large. 14.5%. Pure, complex, poised , confident./ Yeah, more power, volume, and reserve than the great 2012. More backward. More age potential. 96+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 57.95 each

NAM-1043. 14 HOOPES HOOPLA THE MUTT NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Definite 14 firmness. Nice backbone. Dense core./ Good, solid, powerful. Warm, well structured. Hard to find a better second wine. Great Napa class and great potential. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1044. 14 JAMIESON RANCH DOUBLE LARIAT NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 91: ‘The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Lariat displays plenty of sweet black cherry and cassis fruit, velvety, light tannins, medium to full body and an up-front, consumer-friendly style that begs for consumption over the next 7-10 years. This is no wimpy offering at 14.7% natural alcohol and may actually last far past a decade. It’s a sleeper of the vintage and a reasonably good value from Napa. Now-2026. $65.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1045. 14 JAX Y3 TAUREAU NAPA VALLEY RED
Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘This is an impressive blend of 45% Merlot with 25% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah from Stagecoach Vineyard and 10% Biale Zinfandel. It comes together seamlessly in a twist of structured blackberry, leathery tannin and tomato leaf, priced to be enjoyed by many.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1046. 14 KULETO FROG PRINCE NAPA RED
60% cab sauv, 20% merlot, plus petit verdot, malbec, syrah. Sweet and well prepared approach. Soo seductive. Great oak, smoke, ripe fruit./ Sweet caramel oak and smoky, spicy, ripe fruit. Well balanced presentation. Alluring. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1047. 14 KULETO INDIA INK NAPA RED
45% syrah, 28% cab sauv, 22% merlot, 3% malbec, 2% petit verdot. 17 months in French, American, and Hungarian oak, 33% new. Very powerful and woody. Strong winemaker statement. Steak house wine. Full and good oak./ Long on wood, power, fruit. Not without 2014's cool demeanor though. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1048. 13 LAIRD ESTATE BIG RANCH NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
25% merlot. Elegant fruit and fine oak. Racy. Shows its Oakville origins. Full and rich, complete 13 Napa cabernet of power, range, class, depth, richness, and oak integration./ Real Oakville style and good oak. A steal. Wow, class act. Long, even, flavorful finish. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1049. 14 MARTIN RAY RESERVE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
16 months in French oak, 30% new. Firm and structured cabernet with subtle oak flair. 14 tensile. Shows power./ More oak presence on the palate, still settling in. Give it another year or two in the cellar. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1050. 14 PAOLETTI PICCOLO CRU CALISTOGA RED
50% cab sauv, 20% merlot, 18% malbec, 6% each petit verdot, cab franc. Younger and closer knit than the 2013 at recent encounter. Naturally. 2014 dark fruit. Compact yet./ Oh, the rich and rangy and racy palate is more revealing than the nose. Baking spices. Calistoga sweet, ripe fruit. Palate is already good to go. I love the mouth, the acid and tannin balance. The fruit, the structure. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1051. 13 ROBERT CRAIG AFFINITY NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 93+: ‘The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity has an inky purple color that is much more saturated than its two predecessors. This is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc aged 18 months in 80% new French oak. This is a richer style of wine with much greater density, power and intensity. Opaque to the rim with more tannin, extract and muscle, this is more of a long-term proposition, so I'd suggest giving it 2-4 years of bottle age, and drinking it over the following 20 years. $75.’
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

NAM-1052. 15 THE PRISONER NAPA VALLEY RED
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1053. 13 SEAN MINOR NICOLE MARIE NAPA VALLEY RED
51% merlot, 29% zinfandel, 15% petit verdot, 5% petite sirah. 13 firm and backward. Deep and compact. Merlot cherry, zin raspberry./ 13 tannic, raspy, dry. Needs time. 91++/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1054. 14 STACK HOUSE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Parker 93/100 - Best Value. My notes: 80% cab sauv, 13% petit verdot, 7% merlot. 23 months in French oak, 55% new. Sweet and modern. Michel Rolland influence, quality./ Yes, creme, oak, maple. Quite the Parker style. Sweetish, succulent. Wide appeal. A smooth entry into the world of premium Napa Valley cabernet. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1055. 14 EMERSON BROWN III MICHAELS ESTATE OAKVILLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Fabulous oak display and Oakville class. Big and concentrated. Yes, really big./ Elegant oak and Oakville fruit statements. Like the Napa cuvee, this too is tannic. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 72.95 each

NAM-1056. 13 MARTIN RAY STAGS LEAP DISTRICT CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Spectator 92: ‘Creamy mocha- and vanilla-scented flavors make this immediately appealing to fans of oak, but the dark berry, currant, cherry and raspberry notes are equal to the task, sustaining the flavors in a pure, alluring manner. Drink now through 2025. $70.’
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

NAM-1057. 13 SMITH-MADRONE ESTATE SPRING MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine & Spirits 95: ‘The Smith brothers hit a home run with their 2013, their mountaintop vines producing a cabernet that rises far above the grapey purple fruit and chocolate-oak richness of so many wines of the vintage. Instead, it tastes like freshly picked raspberries, their bright flavor structured by mountain-grown grape-skin tannins. There's a pear-like shape to the wine, plump and delicious as it fills the mouth with flavor. Here's a Napa Valley cabernet to make you smile, whether you open it now or any time over the next ten years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1058. 13 HESS COLLECTION ESTATE 19 BLOCK MOUNTAIN CUVEE MOUNT VEEDER RED
Parker 93: ‘The 2013 Proprietary Red 19 Block Mountain Cuvée is a blend of 61% Malbec, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Syrah, all from the estate on Mt. Veeder. This blend has worked well, exhibiting an opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of incense, camphor, blackberry, licorice and a touch of espresso. It is full-bodied and concentrated, but with supple tannins and a roundness and juiciness - even for a 2013. This should age nicely for at least 10 or more years. $40.’
How Many bottles/singles: 35.99 each

NAM-1059. 12 KATHRYN KENNEDY ESTATE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Good elegance, fruit, SCM bulk./ SCM power, frame. Oomph, largesse. Excellent overall. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 84.95 each

NAM-1060. 11 MOUNT EDEN ESTATE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Big, bulky giant. Totally intense and beautiful./ All the vineyard and zone assets. A giant indeed. Gotta swallow it. Grand Vin. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

NAM-1061. 13 JASON-STEPHENS ESTATE SANTA CLARA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Sweet and powerful. Full delivery. Exceeds the AVA’s norm. Bravo!./ Sweet black currant and oak. Everything harmonious. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1062. 15 SMITH & HOOK CENTRAL COAST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 93: ‘This is a big but balanced expression of Cabernet that is ready to drink now. Layers of black cherry, caramel, vanilla, smoke and crushed black rocks show on the lavish nose. The palate's chalky texture is immediately apparent, with vibrant acidity that carries forth a rich crème de cassis flavor and finishes on roasted coffee and milk chocolate.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1063. 15 ROBERT MONDAVI PRIVATE SELECTION LIMITED RELEASE BOURBON BARREL AGED MONTEREY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Aged in French and American oak barrels, the 3 months in bourbon barrels. 14.5%. works. It’s ripe, spicy, savory. Some of that bourbon barrel char./ Sweet, spicy, savory. Certainly from the warmer part of the valley. Well crafted. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1064. 13 DONATI PAICINES CLARET
Cab sauv, merlot, cab franc, malbec, petit verdot; AVA 27 mi. east of Monterey. More power and concentration than the fruity and delicious 2012. In tune with the vintage. This is really large./ Yes, ripe, strong, insistent. Not as clarety as the 2012. More California. For hearty fare. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1065. 14 BERINGER THE WAYMAKER PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Tasting Panel 91: ‘56% syrah based red from Camatta Hills. Even with its plush, juicy core, rustic coffee tannins intercede gracefully for a dry palate. Deep blackberry weaves through mocha-kissed leather. Complex, original and impressive. $28.’
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1066. 15 SEAN MINOR 4B PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Paso fruit warmth without pruniness. An attractively moderate approach in 2015, including a sensible alcohol level. Deepens and persists as it airs./ Yes, sweet and open hearted. One of the most appealing in the series at an early age. Wine of place too. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1067. 14 TALLEY BISHOPS PEAK PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
100% cabernet. From Ancient Peaks’ Santa Margarita vineyard. The nose is right up with the 2013, quality-wise. And it’s fresher because it’s younger and portrays the 2014 style. The cooler sort of thing./ Yeah, this is ripe Paso without getting into the dried fruit nature of eastern Paso zones. Good oak too. Right in tune. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1068. 13 LUCAS & LEWELLEN VALLEY VIEW VINEYARD SANTA YNEZ VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
14.5%. Deep, velvety, ripe, and woody. Ample cabernet for this AVA./ Yes, fruit, spice, plumpness, and wood edge of taste and tannin. Balanced and generous. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1069. 14 NOBLE VINES 337 LODI CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Tasting Panel 93: ‘Aromatic treasures of blackberry spice and espresso are accented by a dot of earthiness. The smooth, silky palate offers up plum compote and a touch of peppered saddle leather. Fruit-forward, it continues to open up with blueberries, green tea and a dusty tannin finish. Delicious. $15.’
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1070. 15 RACK & BARREL RESERVE BOURBON BARREL AGED LODI CABERNET SAUVIGNON
4 months in barrels. Good sweet red Lodi fruit. Fine and light oak./ Measured oak. The bourbon aspect is subtle. Sweet, appealing Lodi take on cabernet. Yes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1071. 14 CAMP SONOMA CABERNET FRANC
Fresh, with 2014 fruit charm. Light oak elegance too. Good cab franc style, weight./ Oh, boy, oodles of berry pastille flavor. Full charm. Logical and well crafted California cab franc. Something not often encountered. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1072. 15 IRONSTONE LODI CABERNET FRANC
Logical. Lodi sweet, cab franc discreet red raspberry. Wine of place and grape./ Yeah, sweet, good acid, frame. Gotta have it. It works. 15 elegance. Excellent. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1073. 14 CHARLES SMITH THE VELVET DEVIL COLUMBIA VALLEY MERLOT
2013: Spicy merlot cherry and tea with a light American oak patina. Well crafted. The oak has class./ Yes, the oak nicely frames merlot’s soft fruit. Well conceived, well crafted cuvee. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1074. 13 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE INDIAN WELLS COLUMBIA VALLEY MERLOT
Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY: ‘Focused, with firm tannins on a pliable frame, supporting dark berry, licorice and chocolate flavors. Lingers deftly on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2021.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1075. 13 GORDON ESTATE COLUMBIA VALLEY MERLOT
Developing a very warm and ripe savor, especially for a Washington merlot. Likely thanks to a long sojourn in barrel./ Yes, lots of positive barrel contributions. Astonishingly bargain. 91/100. List price: $30.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NAM-1076. 14 GNARLY HEAD CALIFORNIA MERLOT
Wine Enthusiast 90 - BEST BUY: ‘This wine has all the necessary smoothness, plus deep plum and cherry flavors and touches of spicy oak, too. The texture feels layered and the fruit components are vivid and tasty. It all comes together gracefully on the palate and the finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1077. 13 FITCH MOUNTAIN CELLARS KNIGHTS VALLEY MERLOT
By Optima Estate. Sweet cedar and black fruit. Dark for merlot./ Berry liqueur taste. Exotic wood perfumes. Full seduction. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1078. 14 FLORA SPRINGS NAPA VALLEY MERLOT
Totally different style from any other red today. Very smoky, toasty oak. And very good. Southern Napa fruit clarity too./ Sweet and velvety fruit and oak cremes. Great acid. Romantic, elegant, silky. Fine tannin in back. Fabulous merlot, one of the best of the tasting season. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1079. 14 SHAFER NAPA VALLEY MERLOT
15.2%. Luxurious. Primal merlot fruit padding and exquisite new oak potpourri. 14 race and elegance. Total harmony./ So well crafted, perfectly poised and balanced. Ultra fine tannins. Grace. All. Long, complex finish. 96+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

NAM-1080. 10 JASON-STEPHENS ESTATE SANTA CLARA VALLEY MERLOT (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Warm, ripe, roasted, rich, well developed, deep, savory spiced cherry./ Great oak spices, cherry, roast, all. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1081. 13 PIETRA SANTA ESTATE CIENEGA VALLEY MERLOT
2012: Siena native Alessio Carli was once assistant winemaker at Badia a Coltobuono. He came to the US in 1991 and since 1998 has been winemaker at Pietra Santa near Hollister in the hills of San Benito County. His red wines are like no others in California. 14.3%. Yields of but 1.2 tons per acre. 30 months in oak, 8 months in bottle before release. estate bottled. Yes, sweet and ripe merlot showing the hand of a Tuscan-born and -trained winemaker. So Super Tuscan leanings. Shows the vineyard’s calcaire basis too. Powerful, dark, deep./ Yes, a mouthful of Tuscan merlot. 2012 sweet fruit, power, glycerol. Yow! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1082. 15 FORCE OF NATURE RABBLE MOSSFIRE RANCH PASO ROBLES MERLOT
All merlot. Fresh and bright. Deep and woody. Exotic and complex wood range of sandalwood and cedar, plus plentiful black fruit./ Yes, abundant and juicy black fruit, Paso sweet and ripe. Juicy acid. Great richness and texture; body and pride. Generous flavor. All. Complex and long finish. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1083. 14 LANGE TWINS SAND POINT CLARKSBURG MERLOT (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2013: Good oak and fresh black fruit. Cool climate merlot./ Yes, racy, herbal, briary, with high acid. For food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1084. 13 YORKVILLE CELLARS RENNIE VINEYARD YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS PETIT VERDOT
Oh, the sweet joy of it all. So pure. Defines petit verdot./ Yes, cool and racy like a 14. Very fine tannins. Roti warmth of 2013 at the end. 92/100. List price: $30.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1085. 13 YORKVILLE ESTATE RENNIE VINEYARD YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS MALBEC
Organic. 17 months in French oak. 13.5%. Rich, ripe malbec, well structured and showing good oak influence as well as barrel time. Robust, giving, large, cool, racy black fruit./ Impressive sweet airs, complexity, intensity./ Oh, boy, fruit pastille, cool and purple, clear and lovely. Unique spice and fruit and wood. Full savor range. Best CA malbec I’ve tasted. Elegance, grace, race, texture. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1086. 13 CLAYHOUSE ESTATE RED CEDAR VINEYARD PASO ROBLES MALBEC
5% petite sirah. 9 months in French and American oak. Sweet and full 13 with good power at 13.5%. Varietal boldness, Paso strong fruit statement./ Paso black fruit creme. Suggestion of oak, barrel time. Good value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1087. 15 A TO Z THE ESSENCE OF OREGON PINOT NOIR
Wine & Spirits 92 - BEST BUY: ‘A to Z’s 2015 is a compelling mélange of fruit and bramble, with a bosky scent of violets, clove and sous bois. Those savory notes sit comfortably in the background; the dark strawberry and cherry flavors are generous, vibrant and insistent, the texture rich yet fine. Drinking beautifully now, it’s a steal for quality Oregon pinot.’
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1088. 15 ERATH OREGON PINOT NOIR
Est. 1967. Very high toned. Violets and other flowers. Cherry and cherry blossom./ Balanced composition of acid and fruit sweetness. Oregon freshness, vintage ripeness. Long, even aftertaste. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1089. 14 KING ESTATE ACROBAT OREGON PINOT NOIR
Wonderful level of fruit sweetness and ripeness this vintage./ Round, sweet, beautiful cherry fruit. Best ever. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1090. 15 SOTER PLANET OREGON OREGON PINOT NOIR
In youth, pretty tight and surly for 2015. House style. With aeration, it sweetens up. Now more open and revealing yet still with Oregon structure over fruit./ Yes, sweet fruit of 2015 plus Oregon acidity and style. A good rep for sure. Plays its role to the hilt. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1091. 12 WINDY BAY OREGON PINOT NOIR
Oh, this is good! Cool rose petal, black cherry, and sweet tea. A 2012 Oregon classic at a bargain price./ Yes, sweet cherry and Darjeeling flavors. Good acid and light tannin. Exceptionally accomplished Oregon pinot value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1092. 15 DROUHIN CLOUDLINE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
James Suckling 92/100. My notes: The richness of 15 over 13 and 14. Rich, ripe OR pinot, with tar, cherry, rose./ Clear, ripe, good acid etch. Proper body. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1093. 14 DOMAINE DROUHIN DUNDEE HILLS PINOT NOIR
James Suckling 94; Wine Enthusiast 92: ‘Rich and textural, this gloriously mixes raspberries, cherries, baking spices, cola, cocoa and coconut components, all woven together seamlessly. It's forward and juicy, yet built for medium-term aging. Drink now through 2026.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1094. 15 ADELSHEIM WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 91; Wine Spectator 91: ‘Precise and sleekly styled, with violet and raspberry aromas and focused cherry, spice and orange peel flavors that linger toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. $32.’
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1095. 13 ARCHERY SUMMIT PREMIER CUVEE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘An elegant blend from different estate vineyards, this widely available cuvée brings sturdy tannins and red currant fruit, highlighted with pretty baking spices. It would be an ideal match for roast duck with an orange sauce. $54.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1096. 13 ERMISCH ERENDIRA’S RISE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Winemaker Robert Brittan. Eola-Amity Hills & Yamhill-Carlton zones; Dijon, Pommard, Swan clones; 1 yr in barrels. Attractively rich, sweet, and spicy nose if short of the 2012's abundance./ Oh, but big-time sweet fruit and spicy oak on the palate, which closes in on the 2012's amplitude. Yeah, a winner once again, and a stellar achievement in 2013. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 35.99 each

NAM-1097. 15 GROCHAU COMMUTER CUVEE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
NY Times 20 Under $20: ‘Shows bright aromas of red and black fruits intermingled with herbs and flowers. It’s fresh, easygoing and ready to drink.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1098. 15 MAISON L’ENVOYE STRAIGHT SHOOTER WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
12 months in French oak barrels. Sweet and spicy. Totally 2015 fulfilled. Yes./ Sweet and savory. Good balance of acid and ripeness. Gateway to a fine vintage. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1099. 15 MONTINORE ESTATE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
10 months in barrels, 20% new. Crisp, and similar to the 14. Ideal OR pinot./ More tannin than expected. Good acid. Lots of acid. Needs time to settle down. Sweet finish. 91+/100. (Tasted 1/17)
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1100. 15 PATRICIA GREEN ESTATE RESERVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Vinous 91: ‘Deep red. Expansive red berry and floral pastille scents and flavors show impressive energy and pick up a hint of smokiness as the wine opens up. Smooth and fleshy but lively as well; a late jolt of white pepper adds spicy bite. Generous but vibrant in character, finishing very long and sweet, with gentle tannins lending shape and subtle grip. This wine delivers exceptional bang for the buck. 2018-2023.’
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1101. 12 PENNER-ASH WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘This 7,000-case effort retained the quality for which the winery’s limited-production wines are known. The fruit-laden 2012 vintage helps, and the wine beguiles from first sniff to last sip. Cherries, chocolate, sandalwood and saffron interweave. The mouthfeel is soft and supple, and the delicate balance of fruit, acid and barrel never lets you down. $48.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1102. 15 PONZI TAVOLA WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘Stunningly good for an entry-level Pinot Noir, this new Tavola gets the sort of care generally reserved for reserves. Native yeast fermentation and almost a year in 20% new French oak is where it starts; then a barrel selection is made and it's bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep flavors emphasize black fruits, with a dash of pepper highlighting the finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1103. 15 PURPLE HANDS WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Fermented by wild yeasts. Unfined, unfiltered. Deep and spicy and fine 2015 rep, with Oregon race./ Yes, sweety fruity 15 with Oregon raspy peels nature too. Fine. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1104. 15 SEVEN OF HEARTS WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1105. 14 TORII MOR WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Light cranberry color./ Exemplary 14 Willamette pinot. Clear and cool. Translucent./ Medium bodied. Good fruit sweetness. Wine of place, wine of vintage. Hits the target. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1106. 15 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS WHOLE CLUSTER WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘This bright and fruity Beaujolais-style wine is as light and refreshing as a young wine can possibly be. It delivers a smile-inducing burst of strawberry and cherry fruit–round, ripe and juicy. You absolutely want to drink this sometime in 2016 while all that youthful energy remains.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1107. 15 CHERRY PIE 3 VINEYARDS CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Monterey, Sonoma, Santa Barbara. Lovely composition. A pinot beauty clearly of cool climate origins and fully ripe./ Sweet up front and lightly tart in back. Flows nicely. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1108. 15 MCMANIS FAMILY CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Unusually, dry, dark, structured, and sleek for this series. No oak on top. Markedly Euro oriented./ Good acid, juice. Food wine. Appetite whetting. Full and good pinot tart cherry. Will soften and spread out nicely. Well liked by the group. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1109. 15 REPLICA MISBEHAVED CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
Patterned after Meiomi. Suave and sweet and gentle. Fulfilled already in warm, early harvest 2015./ Smooth and soft, with some caramelized fruit and oak. Cunningly crafted and appealing. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1110. 14 SALMON CREEK CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
14 crisp and cool. Elegant, coastal degree of ripeness. Fulfilled./ Yes, crisp red and black fruit. Juicy acid invites food. Extreme value. How do they do it year after year? Vintage character, coastal demeanor, great price. A roomful of Europhiles was taken aback. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 5.99 each

NAM-1111. 15 SIMPLE LIFE CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR
2014: With 5% barbera. 10 months in French oak, 60% new. Toasty oak and good pinot statement./ Yes, sweet pinot taste with oak augmentation. Good 14 acid. Coastal. Pastille aftertaste. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1112. 14 PINE RIDGE FOREFRONT SAN LUIS OBISPO - MONTEREY PINOT NOIR
84-16. Fresh, cool, and crunchy pinot typical for its origins. Right, and well poised. Racier and less bulky than the 2013./ Oh, lovely, cool, sweet pinot with good power and follow-through. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1113. 14 JOEL GOTT SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
2013: Power, dark fruit, framing of 2013. Coolness of the growing zones. Race of a Gott wine. Deep and textured./ Spicy oak influence without domination. Clear, angular Gott style. A good year here. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1114. 15 MEIOMI MONTEREY-SANTA BARBARA-SONOMA PINOT NOIR
Fruity and friendly with crisp elegant 15 edge. House and vintage styles./ Yeah, sweetly fruity without being sweet. Nailed it. Spot on. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1115. 15 COPAIN TOUS ENSEMBLE MENDOCINO PINOT NOIR
Tasting Panel 92: ‘A harmonious blend of four vineyards; silky texture and bright cherry fruit with subtle notes of oak; a tangy, elegant finish that invites another sip. $28.’
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1116. 14 SEAN MINOR SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
2013: Double Gold Medal - 98/100 - Best of Class of Region, California State Fair Wine Competition. My notes: Half each Russian River Valley, Sonoma Carneros. Dijon and Pommard clones. 10 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. Has RRV pinot flair, spice, richness, sweetness./ Lush flavor, texture, all. Great acid. Fine burnish, extract, tannin. Light pinot gaminess. 13 large structured. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1117. 13 DAVID BRUCE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Bold, strong Bruce style. 13 framed. Sweet RRV fruit, peel, spice array. Oak toast./ More good oak, RRV spice adventure. Ripe, bold, framed, powerful 13 Bruce. A keeper in the Bruce tradition. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

NAM-1118. 14 DAVIS BYNUM JANE’S VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Pommard clones; 10 months in French oak barrels. Lovely combo of power, RRV broad spectrum, great oak, 14 elegance. Says it all./ Again, the 14 character, RRV pinot grandeur, power, fruit sweetness, oak, balance. Great winemaking. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1119. 14 EN ROUTE LES POMMIERS VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 93/100. My notes: 11 months in oak barrels, 45% new. Really spicy, splashy RRV fruit plus good wood. Ideal; wine of place./ Yes, 14 race and real oak and fruit depth. First class. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1120. 12 FRITZ ESTATE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1121. 13 JOSEPH SWAN CUVEE DE TROIS RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘Light in color, with depth and clarity, this wine shines with dusty black cherry and pomegranate flavors and an ethereal texture of tension and earthy acidity. Clove and orange zest touches dot the long finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1122. 14 LORING GRAHAM VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘An enticing cedar and cinnamon aroma leads to robust spiced plum flavors and a lively combination of fine tannins and good acidity for balance. This is a bold, flavorful and ripe-tasting wine that also stays poised and appetizing, and it should improve through at least 2020. $50.’
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

NAM-1123. 15 MARTIN RAY SONOMA PINOT NOIR
2014: Sweet, strong, and unctuous pinot presentation, plus oak in tune with the rest of the package. Seems like American oak./ 14 crisp and elegant. Wood and fruit tannin to resolve still. Cellar a few months. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1124. 14 PEDRONCELLI SIGNATURE SELECTION RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2012: Dark, earthy, traditional Pedroncelli pinot./ Yeah, just like the Pedroncellis of yore. Classic from the 1960s, 1970s. Big and well bred. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1125. 13 RODNEY STRONG RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
2013 firm and tarry. Young, heady, powerful. Sweet too. Good, subtle oak seasonings. Has a promising future./ Sweet and firm 2013 RRV pinot classic. The 2012 was much easier in youth. This is a power-packed keeper. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1126. 13 MOUNT EDEN SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS PINOT NOIR
Underground Wine Letter - EXTRAORDINARY; Vinous 94+: ‘Mount Eden's 2013 Pinot Noir is going to need at least a few years to come into its own. Dense and powerful, yet also very tightly wound, the 2013 is in no mood to show all of its cards. Still, the intensity of the vintage is impossible to miss. The 35% whole clusters are nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit. This ample, large-scaled Pinot will reward those who wait. I will not be surprised if the 2013 is even better in another few years, as it holds considerable promise. 2019-2033. $62.’
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

NAM-1127. 13 DOMAINE EDEN SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 95 - TOP 100 2016: ‘While this wine's Mount Eden sister bottling may better stand the test of time, the Domaine Eden is what most people will most like to drink right now, and it's cheaper too. Aromas of dried violets, uncrushed boysenberries and pencil lead make for an ethereal nose that seems to hold secrets one must uncover. Precise tannins on the palate offer floral yet savory flavors of black sesame, nori, violet and mulberry. It's mellow yet mysterious.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1128. 13 THOMAS FOGARTY SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS PINOT NOIR
This is grand. All over the place./ Complete package: power, grandeur, extract, pinot fruit, mountain intensity, oak integration. The fruit is not as overtly sweet as the 12. Which is logical. Grand and dynamic pinot that wants more bottle age for fulfillment. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1129. 14 CALERA CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
Parker 92/100. My notes: Oh, cool, deep, earthy, cherry. Unique and fine. No pander Classic Calera and 14 briskness. Dark fruit with crisp edge./ Dark and deep and romantic 14 with sweet basis and round and full mouth. Spicy aftertaste. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1130. 13 HIGHWAY 101 CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
4 different yeasts. 90% Monterey, 10% Santa Barbara. Nice, rich, ripe pinot. Not Monterey tart Sweet oak. All well composed./ Juicy and fine sweet-tart pinot combo. Cherry juice taste. Great acid, nice balance, fine oak. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1131. 14 PIETRA SANTA ROUTE 152 CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
Three Dijon clones. 90% from the core estate, 10% from its Dunn Ranch vineyard outside the Cienega AVA. 10 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. Oh, boy, deep, 2014 dark fruited, and serious. Burgundy style. Great oak toast and framework. Sweet fruit core./ Yes, sweet center framed by extract and Euro acidity. Serious dinner pinot. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1132. 16 PARKER STATION MONTEREY-SAN LUIS OBISPO-SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
72-16-12. Full, powerful California pinot noir. Lightly reduced still. Lovely Central Coast crispness. Deep pinot cherry./ Yes, a complete Central Coast pinot noir with ideal fruit acid/sweetness balance. Very even handed. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1133. 14 SEAN MINOR CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIR
Gold Medal - 95/100, California State Fair Wine Competition. My notes: Good, crisp, crunchy cherry and black tea./ And tar. Lapsang. Cherry pastille filling. The finish shows pinot ease. Good value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1134. 13 TALBOTT KALI HART MONTEREY PINOT NOIR
2012: Lovely and unique combo of complex oak seasonings plus black cherry, maraschino, citron./ A surprising fruit cake dimension. Intriguing and rangy, sweet and powerful. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1135. 12 CHALONE ESTATE HERITAGE VINES CHALONE PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 92: ‘The intensity and depth of flavor gain slowly in this red, balanced by firm acidity. Offers crisp tannins and a core of dark berry, mocha and dried herb notes, with a crushed rock—limestone edge that imparts a complex range of flavors and textures. Drink now through 2022.’
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1136. 13 CHALONE ESTATE GAVILAN CHALONE PINOT NOIR
High toned, surging, noble. Shows great terroir. Deep, spicy cherry and just the right oak touch. Pinot sweetness./ Power, presence, stature, class. Structure, filling, flavor, length. This is Chalone! This pushes the Grand Vin. Great value. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1137. 14 AUSTERITY SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Pretty SLH robust. Not a lot of pinot aromatic personality on the nose yet, thoughI doubt there’s anything else distracting in it. It’s not dark colored by an alien grape variety./ More pinot character on the palate. SLH oomph. Discreet oak embellishments. A solid, good value wine of place. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1138. 15 HAHN ESTATE SLH SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘Shows dark aromas of black raspberry, elderberry, wet slate and crushed gravel on the nose. The wine makes a soft entry on the palate, where mulberry meets with Earl Grey tea and a pinch of anise. $30.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1139. 14 LORING GARYS’ VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Powerful SLH stuff, with deep, sweet fruit. Full 2014 noblesse./ Sweet creme fruit plus bright cherry and cherry blossom. Violets too. Suave, silky 2014 texture. Great vintage for Loring pinots. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1140. 14 LORING ROSELLA’S VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 92: ‘Ripe red cherries and red currants provide the fruit scents for the savory smoked pork and sanguine raw-beef qualities that power the nose on this single-vineyard bottling. Those bloody meats mix with elderberry, ripe red plum, lavender and allspice once sipped, proving complex and tangy but with lingering dark-fruit flavors. $50.’
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1141. 14 TALBOTT LOGAN SLEEPY HOLLOW VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 92: ‘This offers a great taste of an iconic vineyard for less than $30. Tart cranberry, bay leaf and sagebrush make for an expressive nose. The palate is laced with thyme, sage and more bay-leaf as well as nutmeg, which all sit atop dark red, almost-purple fruit, making for an intriguing combination. $27.’
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1142. 15 FOSSIL POINT EDNA VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Sweet and pretty pinot without the usual Edna high pH. Deep, juicy cherry./ Again, sweet, spicy, fruity. Hints of walnut, peppercorns, clove. Has it all. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1143. 14 TALLEY ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Vinous 92/100. My notes: Grown mostly at Talley’s Rincon and Rosemary vineyards—two hilly, low-yielding sites around seven miles from the Pacific. Very nicely tailored, measured. Open approach. Always skillfully rendered. More pleasing than ever. Not jumping out at me yet, but it’s right; it’s there. It’s pinot, it’s approachable./ Just a delicious crispness, texture, taste. Could take to the table right now. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1144. 13 LUCAS & LEWELLEN ESTATE SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
Sweet yet cool, black Santa Barbara pinot with ideal measure of oak seasoning. Well crafted./ One flavorful pinot of place with nice oak zest and good Santa Barbara acidity. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1145. 14 PALI HUNTINGTON SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
2013: Wine Enthusiast 90: ‘Slate, cola, black cherry, rose petal and violet show strongly on the nose of this wine, a well-priced blend of grapes from Lucas & Lewellen, Bentrock, Radian and Pence vineyards. The palate is earthy and deeply, darkly spiced, showing juniper, black cherry and beet juice.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1146. 14 QUEEN OF HEARTS SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
2013: Rich fruit center, plenty of 2013 framing. Not yet filled out in fruit profile though like the 2012 tasted recently./ Full Santa Barbara acid. Will need time for the fruit to sweeten up. It will. Good poise. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1147. 15 SEA GLASS SANTA BARBARA PINOT NOIR
Bright, brisk, cool Santa Barbara contrast. Spot on. Deep and snappy both./ Rich too. Complete. One of the best vintages. Very rich on the follow through, with acid and balance. Yes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1148. 14 COTIERE SANTA MARIA VALLEY PINOT NOIR
At a recent trade tasting of more than 80 wines, this was my favorite red. Sweet and brilliant pinot fragrance. Just leaps from the glass. Certainly an enticing pinot nose. No Santa Maria herbaceousness./ Total charm. Sweet fruit. Ideal Santa Maria and 2014 character. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1149. 12 DIERBERG ESTATE DIERBERG VINEYARD SANTA MARIA VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Parker 93: ‘The 2012 Pinot Noir Dierberg Vineyard shows the darker side of Pinot with its earthy, forest floor, red and black fruit and spice aromas and flavors. Coming all from sandy loam soils and aged 18 months in 35% new oak, it’s beautifully balanced, has solid mid-palate density and a terrific finish. Enjoy it over the coming 4-6 years. $44.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1150. 13 MELVILLE ESTATE STA. RITA HILLS PINOT NOIR
Parker 92: ‘One of the best values in Pinot Noir out there is Melville's 2013 Pinot Noir Estate and it overdelivers in just about every vintage. Firing on all cylinders on this occasion, with complex red fruits, rose petal and sous bois aromas and flavors all soaring from the glass, it's medium-bodied, ripe and expansive, with lots of Sta. Rita character, integrated acidity and a clean, nicely focused finish. Mostly destemmed (60%) and aged 11 months in neutral oak, it's a beauty to buy by the case and enjoy over the coming 4-5 years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

NAM-1151. 14 SNOQUALMIE COLUMBIA VALLEY SYRAH
Tasting Panel 90/100. My notes: Perfumed and unique spicy, savory airs. From wood? Likely. More dazzle and freshness than the Top 100 2013./ Warm spices echo on the palate, including syrah white pepper. Well crafted and a good value. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1152. 13 HEDGES GOEDHART FAMILY BELLA VILLA VINEYARD RED MOUNTAIN SYRAH
Good, deep black berries syrah with class fruit and oak both./ Firm, WA tight laced. Balanced. Young. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1153. 12 HEDGES CUVEE MARCEL DUPONT LES GOSSES VINEYARD RED MOUNTAIN SYRAH
Like the Hedges Goedart, syrah berry, and here white pepper too. Even better northern Rhone varietal ID./ Oh, boy, the definition. And the grip of tannin holding promise. Plenty of material here. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1154. 13 CAYUSE EN CERISE VINEYARD WALLA WALLA VALLEY SYRAH
Parker 95+: ‘Brought up in a scant 15% new puncheons, the 2013 Syrah en Cerise is a beautifully layered, elegant, yet focused and concentrated Syrah that really needs 2-3 years of bottle age to strut its stuff. Black cherries, raw steak, violets and pepper all emerge from this full-bodied, balanced, classic Syrah from one the top winemakers in the US. 2019-2029.’
How Many bottles/singles: 114.95 each

NAM-1155. 14 K VINTNERS MOTOR CITY KITTY WALLA WALLA VALLEY SYRAH
Parker 95: ‘Named after a cat owned by Charles when he was living in Walla Walla, the 2014 M C K Syrah sports a deep purple color as well as ripe, decadent notes of black fruits, plums, graphite, crushed rock and licorice. Big, sexy, seamless and pure, with present, yet ripe tannin, drink it through 2024. It’s worth noting that this comes completely from the River Rock vineyard in this vintage. As usual, it's a crazy value. $40.’
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

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NAM-1157. 12 DOMAINE DE LA TERRE ROUGE LES COTES DE L’OUEST CALIFORNIA SYRAH
100% varietal from Clements Hills, Fiddletown, and a high altitude Sierra site. Bursting with vital fruit. Deep raspberry purity. Peppercorn too. Fabulous. Oh, boy, real syrah raspberry, white pepper, smoked meat, subtle florals. Lots of spice and vigor./ Fruit sweetness and Amador power united. Fine tannin on the teeth. Cracked pepper zestiness. Yes, pure berry and pepper. Good acid, length, and flavor. Vital. Yow! 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1158. 13 SEA RIDGE CALIFORNIA SYRAH
Rich and convincingly accurate. Sweet red fruit intensity. Syrah inferences indeed./ Good richness and ripeness. Tender and easy on the approach, with good acid and grip in the back to keep it honest. Deal. 89/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 4.99 each

NAM-1159. 13 SOLA MENDOCINO SYRAH
Wine Enthusiast 91 - BEST BUY: ‘A nice discovery at a great price. This is a spicy, bold and concentrated wine with exciting oak accents that are like earth, pepper and cardamom resting on a firm palate of rich berries, grilled meat and black pepper flavors. The fine-grained tannins add good grip to the mouthfeel. $15.’
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1160. 15 ANTHILL FARMS SONOMA COAST SYRAH
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1161. 13 RUSSELL RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY SYRAH
Owned by the family of a Wayne State philosophy professor. Strong, woody, heady./ Sweet oak and fruit. One large California syrah. Take to a steakhouse; take to a BBQ. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1162. 14 CARLISLE ROSELLA’S VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS SYRAH
Wine Enthusiast 93/100. My notes: ‘Inky./ Intense, dense, leathery. 30 months in new French oak. Dark and deep./ Thick and large. 14.8%. Very explicit oak for French. Big, padded, clinging. Lots of material extract here. Well structured keeper. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1163. 14 CARLISLE SIERRA MAR VINEYARD SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS SYRAH
Boy, that richness of SLH. No northern Rhone knockoff this; instead, frank and rich and luscious New World syrah./ Yeah, round, soft, and lushness. What we’re looking for. Awesome. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1164. 14 TENSLEY SANTA BARBARA SYRAH
Vinous 94/100. My notes: Deep, spicy, savory, meaty. Daring edge./ Has those northern Rhone syrah properties so seldom found in syrah wines from anywhere else: deep seated notions of white pepper, raspberry, smoked meat. California smooth, sweet fruited, and classy. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1165. 07 ARCADIAN STOLPMAN VINEYARD SANTA YNEZ VALLEY SYRAH
Vinous 94; Wine Enthusiast 93: ‘This is a current release from Joe Davis, who holds his wines back until their prime. Hailing from Ballard Canyon, it shows black plum, pressed purple flowers, tanned leather and balsamic notes on the nose. There's a pleasantly yet softly structured texture to the palate, where dried blackberry, roast beef, lilac and Concord grape flavors arise. $45.’
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1166. 13 KLINKER BRICK FARRAH LODI SYRAH
Bright Lodi fruit with good frame of vintage. Sexy, spicy oak. Nice effort./ Sweet caramelly oak with warm-spices tang. Syrah berry. Lovely wine. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1167. 14 MCMANIS RIVER JUNCTION SYRAH
Full, sweet, and savory fruit and oak that defines the McManis red wine style. Complete, with 2014 cool clarity. Totally open and revealing New World syrah. Total appeal./ Sweet, suave, savory. Warm spices, sweet, fruit, and that McManis potpourri of wood aromatics. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1168. 14 OAK GROVE CALIFORNIA PETITE SIRAH
A good-value brand I’ve appreciated for many years. Plenty of oomph and fruit, and, of course, color. Creditable./ Substance, acid, fine tannin. Presence. Very good indeed. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

NAM-1169. 15 PARDUCCI TRUE GRIT RESERVE MENDOCINO PETITE SIRAH
Bob Swain drew on two of the Parducci estate’s benchland petite blocks planted in 1985 and 1999 near Ukiah, both farmed under biodynamics. He added a bit of estate syrah and grenache, along with some fruit from grower Tim Norgard’s nearby vineyard on gravelly soil. Wow, big, spicy, barrel aged, black, 3D, and really complex for petite sirah./ Aall over again. With acid, texture, sweetness, 3D, complexity, balance. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1170. 15 SHANNON RIDGE LAKE COUNTY PETITE SIRAH
Good, sweet berry-plum Lake County take on petite sirah. Lake soft and approachable the way I remember the best Guenoc vintagaes. Not at all bear-ish like a lot of young pets./ Yes, this is a wine of place. And it has good acid and tannin as well as cushy fruit. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1171. 13 PEDRONCELLI DRY CREEK VALLEY PETITE SIRAH
Est. 1927; 4 generations. Old time black fruit and American oak. Traditional. Inky./ Full of matter, extract, tannin. Present lack of flavor development. Yes, old time pet wanting more bottle age. (10/26/16). 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1172. 14 RIDGE LYTTON ESTATE DRY CREEK VALLEY PETITE SIRAH
Underground Wine Letter OUTSTANDING PLUS/EXTRAORDINARY: ‘This 2014 Ridge Lytton Estate Petite Sirah is a great wine to buy and lay away although it certainly is very drinkable and attractive now. It is made with 100% Petite Sirah and has 13.9% alcohol. The color is very dark and the wine exhibits a seductive perfume showing an essence of black fruits. With great intensity on the palate it again shows a myriad of black fruit flavors accented by spice tinges. Balanced and structured with well integrated underlying tannins, this is a California classic in the making. It will soften over the next 10 years and continue to gain additional complexities for another 10-20 years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1173. 13 GIRARD NAPA VALLEY PETITE SIRAH
2012: Solid. Dense varietal material. Deep running purple pet fruit and flirting aromas of fine French oak./ Oh, boy, first class French oak and refined fruit displays working together. Petite sirah was never so civilized. Earns its place among the best. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1174. 12 VILLA SAN JULIETTE PASO ROBLES PETITE SIRAH
75% petite sirah, 25% syrah. Good purple fruit and depth of pet. Plum and cherry. Hint of violets./ Rich and vibrant. Juicy and fruity and full. Fine take on petite sirah. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1175. 12 VINUM CLARKSBURG PETITE SIRAH
Inky pet color and nose. Sweet, wholesome 2012 fruit with inland gentle approach. Blueberry and purple berry./ Good, solid pet bulk and build. Soft acid. Satisfying flavor intensity and accuracy. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1176. 15 SEVEN SINNERS THE RANSOM OLD VINES LODI PETITE SIRAH
By Nine North, Charles Hendricks. 40 plus year old vines. Sexy oak baking spices. Pet fortitude, richness. Not tannic. Alluring./ Same. Sweet and spicy. Cunning. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1177. 14 MCMANIS FAMILY RIVER JUNCTION PETITE SIRAH
Spicy, open knit, demonstrative. The wood component is not yet integrated. Seems of wood chips origin./ Very woody but not raw. Tasty. Popular. No petite sirah signs except for the dark color. Another cleverly crafted McManis rendition, elegant, rolling right along, romantic. Long caramel finish. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1178. BERINGER RED CRUSH CALIFORNIA RED magnum
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

NAM-1179. 15 DONKEY & GOAT THE GALLIVANTER CALIFORNIA RED
Syrah, merlot, grenache, mourvedre. Unfined, unfiltered. Good, solid Med France-like red table wine. Fine, rich, deep red fruit melange, well melded./ Some tannin and astringency lends texture and does peels zest. Light berry and seed spice. Sweet, balanced, long, flavorful, and agreeable with food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1180. MARIETTA LOT 62 OLD VINE CALIFORNIA RED
Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY: ‘A zesty red, with personality to spare, offering notes of licorice, blackberry, smoky pepper and grilled herbs. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah and mixed Italian blacks. Drink now through 2019.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1181. 15 TRENTADUE OLD PATCH LOT 43 CALIFORNIA RED
72% zinfandel, 20% petit sirah, 5% carignan, 2% sangiovese. 14.9%. Rich and full zinfandel command. Liqueur creme and power. All./ Yes, total raspberry creme taste for today’s ‘blend’ lover. Yow. Spot on. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1182. 13 JUICY REBOUND JUICY VILLAGES CUVEE UNIQUE NO. 84 RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY RED
Ferndale MI native, Burgundy-trained Daniel Danielak selects a term from the hockey world for his lower-priced range of wines. Grenache, syrah, mourvedre. Yes, like a Cotes du Rhone Villages indeed. Fresh, even reductive. Pepper, spice./ Race and vigor. French acid, form. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1183. 12 STEPHEN VINCENT CRIMSON MONTEREY RED
60% syrah, 25% petite sirah, 15% cabernet sauvignon. Very dark and pretty 2012 fruit. Speaks of the noir varietals. Very full cranberry and pomegranate tart, pure black fruits./ Fruit cremes cut by varietal tannins. Caramel oak; fine oak. Lush for Monterey Valley. Suave, with mild grip and good acid. Long, fruity finish. Easy to understand. Class wine. Best vintage yet in a laudable series. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1184. 14 CA’ MOMI CALIFORNIA ROSSO
Cabernet, merlot, zinfandel, petite sirah. Rich, and not as tight as the 2013 at the same stage. Lots of red fruit./ Whoa! Very plush red fruit and fruit creme. Plus black fruit, acidity, frame, and light oak. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1185. 13 GREG NORMAN ESTATES SHARK CENTRAL COAST RED
Sweet and direct red blend approach seemingly of Med varietals like petite sirah and zinfandel. Uncomplicated, pleasing cuvee./ Sweet black fruit cremes. Good power gives support so it doesn’t get too soft and mushy. Broad appeal. Works. 89/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1186. AUSTIN HOPE TROUBLEMAKER LOT B10 CENTRAL COAST RED
54% syrah, 22% grenache, 13% mourvedre, 11% zinfandel. Very dark color./ Wow! Rich and right. Deep, rich, racy berry, mocha, fine oak toast. Milk chocolate, café au lait./ Full body, flavor, fine oak. Again, coffee and milk chocolate. Sweet, warm plum, elderberry. Full, fine grained tannin. Good acidity. Long aftertaste. Exotic and fabulous. Robust and deserving. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1187. 13 VINA ROBLES RED4 PASO ROBLES RED
We enjoyed this wine at an Ann Arbor Tasters Guild winemaker dinner in April. Since then, the winery has encountered an overstock position in its 2013 stocks so has made us a special offer. 14.9%. 2013 large and powerful, with Paso singed fruit./ Dense and mouthfilling, strong and meaty. Big beef red. 91+/100. List price: $18.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1188. 14 FESS PARKER THE BIG EASY SANTA BARBARA RED
Syrah, petite sirah, plus. All Santa Ynez Valley. A big boy. The oomph, the black fruit, the tarry concentration. Forceful and large./ Little flavor development yet; all about bulk. Tannin and acid. A wine to age. Loaded. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1189. 13 HERMAN STORY CASUAL ENCOUNTERS SANTA BARBARA GSM
Vinous 92: ‘Deep magenta. Spice- and smoke-accented cherry, red berry liqueur and lavender pastille aromas pick up suggestions of cola, olive and licorice with air. Supple, sweet and densely packed, offering deeply concentrated cherry compote, boysenberry and spicecake flavors enlivened by a refreshing jolt of white pepper. Velvety tannins lend shape to the expansive, spice-accented finish, which leaves behind a sweet red fruit preserve note. 2018-2024.’
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1190. 13 SANS LIEGE THE OFFERING SANTA BARBARA GSM
Parker 91: ‘The 2013 The Offering checks in as a blend of 45% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre and a splash of Viognier, all of which spent 22 months in mostly neutral barrels. It’s another upfront, charming, fruit-loaded and full-bodied effort from Curt that has lots of ripe black fruits, pepper and spice on both the nose and palate. It opens up nicely with time in the glass and is a Chateauneuf du Pape look-alike to enjoy over the coming 5-6 years. $29.’
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1191. 14 CAYMUS CONUNDRUM CALIFORNIA RED
Sweet and plump, with rich, plummy fruit. Easy. Some black muscat in here?/ Oh, exotic, candied, treacly. All. Yes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1192. 15 TENSHEN SANTA BARBARA RED
Wine Spectator 92/100. My notes: Grenache-syrah-mourvedre plus petite sirah and merlot. Deep and savory. Complete harmony of varietals and oak. Luxurious confit essences./ Power and richness, flavor, depth, range, all. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1193. 14 TENSHEN SANTA BARBARA RED
Syrah, petite sirah, grenache, mourvedre, merlot. Sweet and sprawling. All fruit creme all the time. Rich, robust, powerful at 15.5%. Spicy, fruity, dynamic, all./ Power, sweetness, spice, and grip on entry; smooth finale. What it is. Well fashioned. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1194. 15 GNARLY HEAD 1924 DOUBLE BLACK LODI RED
Tasting Panel 92: ‘1924 was the year that Delicato planted its first vineyards in California. Rich, concentrated and intense, rhubarb, cinnamon and melted dark chocolate ‘charleston’ across the tongue; tannins are round and firm, and that 15% alcohol is quite restrained. Notes of wheat bread, black tea and dried cherries lead to a savory finish. Before you know it, thanks to its fine food pairing abilities, the is all gone–23 skidoo! $12.’
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1195. 14 STOLPMAN PARA MARIA DE LOS TECOLOTES SANTA BARBARA RED
14.1%. 85% foot trodden, 15% whole bunch fermented. The carbonic maceration is clear and open. Good body. Strong will./ Smooth. The whole bunch shows, some glycerol too. Persistent fruit flavor. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1196. 13 CLINE ANCIENT VINES CONTRA COSTA MOURVEDRE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
8 months in American oak, 30% new. Strong. Aggressive. Mourvedre dark, black fruited, firm/ Sweet, strong, full. Flavor-wise, it’s still youthfully reticent. Sweet fruit on the finish. Needs a few more months of bottle age. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1197. 12 SANS LIEGE GROUNDWORK PASO ROBLES MOURVEDRE
18 months in seasoned barrels. Cool and classic. Hallmark. Purple./ Yes, purple and concentrated and pure. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1198. 14 DONKEY & GOAT FIVE THIRTEEN EL DORADO RED
From 5 of the 13 permitted Chateauneuf varieties. 39% grenache, 17% syrah, 18% mourvedre, 15% cinsault, 10% counoise. Wow! Big time Chateauneuf peppercorns and garrigue spread. A sweet Sierra take; robust./ Lots of vigor, texture, flavor range. A great Rhone Ranger. Full, fine tannin. Impressive length. Great price. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1199. 13 ROBERT FOLEY NAPA VALLEY CHARBONO
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1200. 12 MONTEVINA AMADOR BARBERA
Est. 1970. Sweeter and fuller than the 2010. Good 2012 fruit qualities. Amador power. Barbera black fruit and pepper. Vigor. Rangy at the table./ Yes, rich 2012 fruit with pepper spice and glycerol. Long, fruit-filled finish. Impressive. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1201. 14 TERRA D’ORO AMADOR TEROLDEGO
Est. 1970. Sweet and strong, and fruity too. Uber teroldego; logical Amador take./ Swelling, sweet, and flashy fruit flavor. Great acid for food. Great value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1202. 14 TERRA D’ORO AMADOR AGLIANICO
Wow, power, oomph, ripeness, blackness, sweetness. Oak, pepper and other spices all in harmony with the fruit./ Way powerful (14.5%), but that’s countered by fruit sweetness and glycerol, so the wine is overall balanced. Good oak augmentation. Best vintage in years. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1203. 15 1000 STORIES BOURBON BARREL AGED CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
15.6%. Large and sweet fruited. Not Lodi candied. And yes, there are hints of char and bourbon. A big, deep, dark zinfandel, Mendocino in style. Better than the cabernet sauvignon version./ Sweet and black and balanced. Good effort here. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1204. 12 BERAN CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
By Joe Wagner of Caymus and Meiomi fame. Mainly from Dry Creek Valley, with some Amador and Lake Counties fruit. Deep classic, with coastal cool and varietal raspberry and peppercorn. Black, fruity, large. Rich and velvety./ Liqueur like concentration, beauty. Cool, pure, perfumed, sweet. Oak spice potpourri. Spicy raspberry, seed. Pure and fine. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1205. 14 JOEL GOTT CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‘This is a full-bodied but also subtle and complex-flavored wine. The aromas bring in mild wood smoke and black-pepper notes, then the flavors add ample fruitiness without going to jamminess. The overall effect is one of sophistication.’
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1206. 13 TWISTED OLD VINE CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL magnum
List price: $15.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

NAM-1207. 15 ARTEZIN OLD VINE MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
14.7%. 85% zinfandel, 10% petite sirah, 5% carignane. 15 months in French and American oak barrels. Intense, full, strong, sweet, black Mendocino zinfandel fruit plus fine oak Black, bright, juicy raspberry and seeds. Nice oak seasoning melded in./ Everything reverberates on the palate. Juicy and berried. So sweet and fulfilling. Classic to the series. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1208. 14 CAROL SHELTON WILD THING OLD VINES MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
Oh, yes, Mendocino black, 14 crisp. Wine of place, vintage. Fine oak too./ Palate is even better. Sweet-acid-tannin balance. Broad display of lovely, intense black raspberry and peppercorn flavors. Super palate already. The nose will fill out further over the coming months. Tasted 8/23/17. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1209. 14 CARLISLE DUPRATT VINEYARD MENDOCINO RIDGE ZINFANDEL
Total Mendocino zinfandel black fruit and mountain grown largesse. Spicy-peppery varietal character with good barrel seasonings./ Sweet raspberry concentrate. Oodles of Mendocino black stuff. Unique to its terroir. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1210. 14 PAUL DOLAN MENDOCINO ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‘This classic, versatile, dry table wine has everything in good proportions, from a cherry-like aroma to ripe but not cloying fruit flavors. The moderately tannic texture has an appetizing bite. It's something that can be enjoyed with almost any meal. $25.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1211. 13 BERAN SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Sweet and attractive aroma. Good vigor and poise, and 2013 presence. 15.2%. Pleasing polish./ Yes, real and strong 2013, full and right. Power, tannin, extract, cremes, all. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1212. 14 CAMP SONOMA ZINFANDEL
13.5%. Decided 2014 elegance. Fine raspberry and peppercorn Sonoma zin aroma. Sweet fruit. Large for its alcohol level; full presence. Really pumps out the fruit. Good oak seasoning./ Flowing and elegant 14. The joy of zinfandel fruit purity. Fabulous composition. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1213. 15 DAY SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 92/100. My notes: First release. By Ehren Jordan, owner of Failla, and former winemaker at Turley. From Russian River, Alexander, and Dry Creek Valleys. 10% aged in new French oak. Inky. Balanced, succulent, fresh. Powerful./ Dark, sweet, righteous, and pure zinfandel raspberry and peppercorn and briar. Good barrel suavity./ Powerful, dark, loaded with extract to balance the sweetness. Incredibly concentrated flavor, sur maturite, roti. DCV and ALV power, RRV class. A giant. And delicious to drink besides. Really, really class wine. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1214. 15 DRY CREEK VINEYARD HERITAGE VINES SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 92 - SMART BUY: ‘Zesty and expressive, with jammy black raspberry and licorice aromas and supple, layered blackberry, toasty dill and pepper flavors. Drink now through 2026. $22.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1215. 14 RANCHO ZABACO HERITAGE VINES DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
14.8%. DCV zinfandel through and through: lots of power, raspberry, peppercorn, American oak. All give all the time./ Fruit sweetness controls the power. Dynamite DCV zinfandel. Sweet, sassy, dynamic, all. BBQ choice. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1216. 15 SEGHESIO FAMILY SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Est. 1895, The usual sweet, powerful, woody presentation. A large charge./ Yes, powerful (14.8%), sweet fruited, and oaky. Balanced. Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys offer plenty of warmth, ripeness, and alcohol potential. Long finish. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1217. 14 RIDGE THREE VALLEYS SONOMA RED
65% zinfandel, 17% petite sirah, 14% carignane, 4% grenache. Ripe, large, rangy, peppery. 14 darkness, depth, restraint./ Rich but also 14 racy. Not over the top. Young and characteristic of the vintage’s North Coast reds. Good acid. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1218. 15 RIDGE 50TH VINTAGE GEYSERVILLE VINEYARD SONOMA RED
Underground Wine Letter - OUTSTANDING PLUS: ‘Just recently Ridge was able to buy this vineyard from the owners who have been selling the fruit to Ridge for all these years. The average age of vines here is about 50 years with the oldest vines more than 125 years old. The vineyard is mostly Zinfandel with some Carignane and lesser amounts of Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouchet, and Mataro. Geyserville is consistently a gorgeous wine that will keep for decades. This 50th vintage bottling is no exception. And, if I were to choose one great red California wine that year in and year out delivers the best bang for the buck Geyserville would be at the top of my list. It is made with 70% Zinfandel, 15% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah, and 3% Alicante Bouchet. Dark in color this Geyserville has a deep complex perfume with a myriad of black fruits showing faint spice and cedar tinges. On the palate there is great intense fruit that is harmonious and balanced with great underlying structure and soft tannins. Over time more complexities will evolve and the fruit will persist. This is a great Geyserville in the making. All it needs is more bottle age. Although delicious now for the fruit, patience here will be well rewarded.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1219. 14 VALRAVN OLD VINES SONOMA ZINFANDEL
Sweet, deep, convincing. Jammy raspberry./ Yeah, sweet raspberry. With zesty balance from wood rather than peppercorn. Very satisfying, high velocity zin. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1220. 12 FOLIE A DEUX DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Sweet and singed Folie and DCV classic with 2012 rich, ripe fruit. Sweet and joyful treat./ Surprising frame and tannin. Power, body, grip, potential. Large and serious. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1221. 14 PEDRONCELLI BUSHNELL VINEYARD DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Hugely intense. Black stuff. Cranberry, black raspberry. Wonderful oak interest./ Beautiful raspberry purity. Super oak. Fully charged. Altogether great zin show. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1222. 12 PLUNGERHEAD OLD VINES DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Sweet, singed, powerful, intense DCV zinfandel. Raspberry, peppercorn, good oak lacings./ Full oak, with powerful, sweet, suave fruit to capture it. Complete, exemplary DCV zinfandel. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1223. 15 RIDGE EAST BENCH DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Underground Wine Letter - OUTSTANDING: ‘This is the 10th vintage for this wine which has been made as a single-site Zinfandel since 2006. The estate owned vineyards are situated on the high bench land that overlooks the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma from the east. The production of the wine is 5000 cases. It has a dark color and a lovely berry tinged perfume with floral, briary, spice nuances. With lots of very pure berry fruit there are faintly floral, spicy, briary flavors that are beautifully expressed in a claret style. All in all, this is a really lovely expressive and charming Zinfandel.’
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

NAM-1224. 14 RIDGE LYTTON SPRINGS DRY CREEK VALLEY RED
Underground Wine Letter - OUTSTANDING PLUS: ‘Made with 69% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 11% Carignane, and 2% Mataro (Mouvèdre) this wine has a dark color and a deep berry perfume with spice and cedar nuances. On the palate it has loads of berry fruit with cassis nuances and spicy undertones. Beautifully balanced with well integrated tannins and impressive depth and richness this is a classic claret style wine that will develop and evolve over a decade or two.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1225. 15 RIDGE LYTTON SPRINGS DRY CREEK VALLEY RED
Underground Wine Letter - OUTSTANDING: ‘Dark in color with a deep perfume showing hints of olallieberry, floral spice, and cedar, this Zinfandel is flavorful and refined in a claret style. It is made with 74% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, and 8% Carignane. With lots of fruit and flavor and showing a good underlying structure the wine is rich yet balanced and harmonious. While very accessible and drinking well now, it will improve with age and evolve over a decade or more.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1226. 12 WHEELHOUSE DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Ripe, sweet, roasted DCV classic. Ideal style and balance./ Yeah, singed fruit, sweet glycerol. Wine of place. Plenty of oomph. A value for sure. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1227. 15 CARLISLE MONTAFI RANCH RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 94 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: ‘Luscious, complex and expressive, with floral raspberry jam aromas and supple black cherry, bay leaf and cracked pepper flavors that glide lithely toward the finish. Drink now through 2028.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1228. 15 DAY EL DIABLO VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Vinous 93: ‘The 2015 Zinfandel El Diablo is best described as a field blend planted with numerous red and white varieties. Exotic and intense, with ripeness pushed to the edge, the Diablo possesses superb depth. Inky dark cherry, menthol, lavender and rose petal nuances add to the wine's distinctive personality. 2019 to 2030.’
How Many bottles/singles: 52.95 each

NAM-1229. 14 SIDEBAR FIELD BLEND RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY RED
By David Ramey. 78% zinfandel, 11% alicante, 11% petite sirah. Vines 65 and 125 years old. Good and ripe and juicy RRV zinfandel. Deep, succulent, elegant./ Yes, sweet and elegant; that special RRV zinfandel set. Exotic, aromatic wood overtones. Classic raspberry and peppercorn. Great texture. A total RRV zinfandel experience. So glad to have one back in this market again. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1230. 14 RIDGE PAGANI RANCH SONOMA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Parker 93; Underground Wine Letter - OUTSTANDING PLUS: ‘Tasted from barrel last year this was very impressive. Now bottled the wine is true to form. This is a really great Pagani Ranch Zinfandel with its characteristic richness and exotic fruit quality. Made with 80% Zinfandel, 17% Alicante Bouchet, and 3% Petite Sirah the wine has a dark color and a deep perfume with plum and boysenberry fruit with a touch of spice and exotic nuances. Lush and rounded with a complex myriad of black fruit flavors accented by exotic spice it has a long finish with an underlying crispness. Delicious now, but the underlying acidity will integrate beautifully over time. Give it 5-10 years and it will be magical with a life well beyond.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1231. 12 BALLENTINE ESTATE OLD VINES NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Sweet, black, robust. 15.5%. Blackberry jam, seeds, peppercorn./ Yes, concentrated and powerful. Good oak spices. Napa flow and elegance. On target. Long, fruit- and oak-filled aftertaste. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1232. 14 FROG’S LEAP NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Wine & Spirits 94: ‘John Williams is on a roll, following his exceptional 2013 Zinfandel with an equally delicious 2014. He dry-farms his 40-year-old vines, harvesting them at the same time as his petite sirah so he can co-ferment the fruit. That brings the tannins together in a refreshing, gentle structure that lifts the fruit flavors, presenting them as perfectly ripe forest berries. The tannins feel plush, even as they carry a note of black-peppercorn spice and manzanita. This is a beautiful Napa Valley red that happens to speak with an accent of zin. $32.’
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1233. 13 GIRARD OLD VINES NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
2012: Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY: ‘Loaded with ripe, jammy fruit, this has just enough structure to stay light-footed, with black cherry, toasty oak and spice aromas. Drink now through 2019.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1234. 14 MACAULEY OLD VINE NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Parker 94: ‘A top-flight effort, the 2014 Zinfandel Old Vine, 88% Zinfandel and 12% Petite Sirah, is a sumptuous, rich, concentrated wine coming from old vines planted in 1904, 1899 and some in the mid-60s. Dense ruby purple with loads of black raspberry and black cherry fruit, an unctuous texture, full-bodied finish, and hefty alcohol at 15.8%, make for a blockbuster Zinfandel to drink over the next 7-8 years. Now-2024.’
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

NAM-1235. 12 NAPA CELLARS NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
14% aged in new French and American oak barrels. Logically ripe and powerful with sweet, wholesome 2012 fruit basis. Very sweet and ripe for Napa. House style. Presence of oak, and it’s not on top./ Nice, sweet black raspberry creme plus peppercorn. Ripeness, power, grip. Will become suaver as it ages. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1236. 15 ROBERT BIALE BLACK CHICKEN NAPA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Wine Spectator 90: ‘Zesty and tightly focused, with cherry, licorice and cedar aromas opening to plum and pepper flavors, finishing with dusty tannins. Best after 2018. $48.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1237. 15 PRECEDENT EVANGELHO VINEYARD CONTRA COSTA ZINFANDEL
1890 vineyard. Very powerful. 14.5%. Black and concentrated. Plenty of wood to this./ The power is actually cooling. Large size. Keeper zin. Impressive. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NAM-1238. 13 SEXTANT SAN ARDO RANCH SAN LUCAS ZINFANDEL
Estate bottled. Bright and beautiful. Surpasses even the wonderful 2012. So sweet and bright zinfandel raspberry, seed, peppercorn. Fine oak seasoning./ Sweet and suave. Not overly strong or tannic, and less so than the Paso Robles Wheelhouse cuvee. Well balanced. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1239. 15 FORCE OF NATURE RABBLE MOSSFIRE RANCH PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘This brand offers excellent value across the board, and this Zinfandel competes strongly with much more expensive bottlings. The balanced nose offers hearty blackberry, roasted meat, charcoal, violet and black pepper. The dark fruit and purple flowers of the palate are offset by gravelly minerality and dark chocolate flavors. $25.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1240. 09 NORMAN THE MONSTER PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
2008: Strong, singed, sweet, pruny Paso zinfandel./ Very sweet and full. Complete Paso product, almost late harvest in style. Delivers in 2008. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

NAM-1241. 14 RIDGE DUSI RANCH PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Underground Wine Letter - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PLUS/OUTSTANDING: ‘This wine is made from low yielding old vine Zinfandel fruit grown on the Benito Dusi Ranch. As usual it is an impressive full throttle Zinfandel. The production was 4250 cases and the alcohol is 14.6%. With a very dark color showing a faint purple hue the wine has a lovely perfume of plums with a faintly briary exotic spice nuance. It is rich, round, and very flavorful with plummy fruit. Some additional bottle age should reveal additional complexity and round the wine out nicely.’
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

NAM-1242. 14 SEXTANT WHEELHOUSE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‘Black-cherry fruit is decorated with crushed thyme, dried sage, roasted meat and cinnamon on the nose of this bottling. The palate offers more cherry fruit but also a bit of black-plum-skin tartness, as well as decent amounts of asphalt and turned earth.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1243. 14 VARNER FOXGLOVE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
NY Times 20 Under $20: ‘Offers excellent taste of the Varner style: exuberant, yet well focused. This is the sort of zinfandel I love to drink in the fall, fresh and floral with plenty of spicy fruit flavors. $17.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1244. 12 VICTOR HUGO ESTATE PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL
17 months in Hungarian & American oak barrels. Sweet and fine American-plus oak. Full blown Paso zin generosity./ Yes, lush, warm, ripe, bold. No prune; all sweet and ideally ripe fruit. Long, lush finish. Complete Paso zin. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1245. 14 CAROL SHELTON MONGA OLD VINE LOPEZ VINEYARD CUCAMONGA VALLEY ZINFANDEL
Planted 1918. Sweet and powerful in the Taster glass. Young and still a bit rough hewn. Nice wood edge. No 14 elegance showing yet, but, then, it’s from the south./ Full treacly oak and really rich, ripe fruit without going overboard into roti. It’s a ‘wow’ palate already. The nose will catch up in a few months. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1246. 14 BRAZIN OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
Lodi’s inherent fruit sweetness balanced by oak and power. Real Lodi fruit; doesn’t seem Mega Purple enhanced. Ideal. Sooo fruity and deep./ Yes, creme de framboise. Fabulous power, balance, fullness. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1247. 14 THE FEDERALIST LODI ZINFANDEL
Sweet and bold. Great Lodi zin display. Power packed. Large charge./ Yes, Lodi sweet fruited and generous. Good oak complement too. All one could want. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1248. 13 IRONSTONE OLD VINES LODI ZINFANDEL
Mmm, that Lodi sweetness, dark fruited and well controlled and framed in 2013. Pure and lovely./ Very spicy oak stuff. Ginger snap. Enticing. Super flavor tonality. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1249. 14 KLINKER BRICK OLD VINES LODI ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‘This wine is rich, ripe, concentrated and almost sweet. It's wonderful to smell the raspberry syrup aromas, taste the blueberry and blackberry flavors and feel the creaminess of the texture coating the palate. Low in tannins but high in viscosity, it's a pleasure to sip. $19.’
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1250. 13 KLINKER BRICK OLD GHOST LODI ZINFANDEL
Sweetness, power, and mass of the vintage. Very appealing. Certainly old vines concentration. One of the most concentrated Lodi zins ever./ Grand oak embellishments; best ever. Rich, sweet, creamy old vines Lodi stuff. Great power, fine tannin. Clings and lingers. Tremendous in all respects. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1251. 14 LANGE TWINS CARICATURE OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
2013: 15.4%. Wow! The complete picture. Ultra spicy oak and old vines black fruit concentration. No Lodi syrup. Solid, coastal, large. Wears its alcohol well./ Yes, berry fruit and oak. Good form. Thick and sweet, balanced by power. Long, with fine, ending tannins to keep it dry and honest. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1252. 15 OAK RIDGE OZV OLD VINES LODI ZINFANDEL
2014: Clear, cool, sweet, precise. Not a syrupy Lodi zin. 2014 character helps. Good measure of oak. A fine representative./ Sweet, with some RS for sure. Mega purple seductive. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1253. 14 STARRY NIGHT LODI ZINFANDEL
2012 Sonoma: Nice and sweet 2012 fruit. Lovely value. Spicy, raspberry and peppery seeds. Deep./ Racy, sweet raspberry with fine tannin. Juicy. Great acid. 91+/100. List price: $18.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1254. 15 TORCHBEARER OLD VINE LODI ZINFANDEL
15.7%. Full and right Lodi. Not augmented. Bright ripe raspberry and peppercorn./ Yes, flavorful. I can feel the heat, and it’s positive. Balanced. Worthy. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1255. 14 TORTOISE CREEK THE CHELONIAN LODI ZINFANDEL
Wine Enthusiast 90 - BEST BUY: ‘Nicely dry and well structured, this full-bodied wine will provide serious enjoyment at the dinner table. It has all the ripe, juicy berry qualities of the grape variety and adds moderate tannins for a firmer mouthfeel. Layers of blackberry, cherry and pepper flavors make it especially interesting.’
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1256. 13 EASTON AMADOR ZINFANDEL
12 months in 1-, 2-, and 3-year seasoned French oak barrels. Deep, cool, purple fruit and sweet sur maturite. Pure and clear to the bottom of the glass too. Singed raspberry. Classic Amador zin structure./ Yes, sur maturite and delicious, port like black fruit concentration. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1257. 12 SHENANDOAH VINEYARDS SPECIAL RESERVE AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Sweet and sassy, with Amador roast. Most serious vintage of this to date. This has grip behind its usual fruit forward nature./ Beautiful oak and spice to complement its sweet 2012 fruit. Yards ahead of any previous vintage of this. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1258. 14 SOBON ESTATE OLD VINES AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Dried and singed Amador zin fruit. Quite the powerful thing./ Sweeter, fresher fruit on the palate, which contains the power in a manner that a drier, more tannic wine would not. Juicy and fine, immediate taste appeal 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1259. 15 TERRA D’ORO AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Large, sweet, singed Amador zin classic. Wow!/ Yeah, roasted raspberry and peppercorn, with power, smoothness, and balance. Total Amador zinfandel. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1260. 14 TERRA D’ORO OLD VINES DEAVER VINEYARD AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Vineyard planted 1881. Ripe, deep, singed, powerful. Total nostril experience, both scent and texture wise. Oomph galore./ Power, glycerol, presence, fruit essence. Statuesque. 96+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1261. 13 TERRA D’ORO HOME VINEYARD AMADOR ZINFANDEL
Harvested in several passes to assure fully ripe fruit. Fully ripe indeed./ Sweet, powerful, roti. As intended. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1262. 14 SOBON ESTATE LUBENKO VINEYARD FIDDLETOWN ZINFANDEL
2009: Vines planted around 1910. Sweet, roasted, vigorous. Big and oaky. The alcohol is cooling. Great oak contribution. Intense, old vines presentation./ Big American oak presence. Needs time to soak in. It’s not out of place with this wine though, and oak lovers will fancy it right now. Wow wine. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1263. 15 YORKVILLE ESTATE RENNIE VINEYARD YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS SEMILLON
Good New World semillon with some oak but not too much./ Yeah, they nailed it. Got the lemon meringue thing. Mellow oak. Varietal viscosity. roundness. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1264. 16 GNARLY HEAD MONTEREY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Enthusiast 90 - BEST BUY: ‘This widely available and affordably priced Sauvignon Blanc is light in the glass, disclosing crisp lime, grass, wet cement and white-flower bud aromas. There is tons of sizzle to the palate, where Key and kaffir-lime flavors accent the grass and ripe pear elements. $10.’
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NAM-1265. 15 JOEL GOTT CALIFORNIA SAUVIGNON BLANC
2014: Superb aromas and flavors of gooseberry, tangerine. Another big time series winner. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1266. 16 FERRARI-CARANO SONOMA FUME BLANC
2015: Wine Enthusiast 90 - BEST BUY: ‘With searing, upfront acidity, this wine takes on a briny character that accents the high-toned lemon zest and melon notes on the palate. Aged only in old French oak and stainless steel, its fruit remains fresh and unencumbered through the finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1267. 12 BRIDESMAID NAPA VALLEY WHITE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
70% sauvignon blanc, 30% semillon. 14.1%. Big, solidly built Napa white showing good semillon support. Large and still very fresh at age five. Light, hovering sauvignon highlights and plenty of waxy semillon basis. Lovely bouquet development. A big white wine for the dinner table, especially with poultry./ Yes, semillon lanolin, sauvignon ruby red. Both zing and plumpness. Wonderful textural play. Super with food. At a sweet spot in on its development curve. Smooth and delicious. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1268. 15 GAMBLE FAMILY GAMBLE VINEYARD NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Real Napa sauvignon blanc class. Citrus and cedar. Hint of oak. Barrel fermented./ Good class. Half musque and half Bordeaux clone. 80% in French oak, 6 months on the lees. All this speaks. First class. Wow. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1269. 15 MERRYVALE STARMONT NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Bright lemon and grapefruit. Fully alert as usual./ Suave and gentle. A bit mild on the approach compared to the last three vintages. Rallies with a tangy citrus finish. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1270. 16 ST. SUPERY ESTATE NAPA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine & Spirits 91: ‘A clean and subtle sauvignon, this grows at St. Supéry’s Dollarhide Ranch in the eastern hills of Napa Valley. Its pale flavors of cherimoya and fresh notes of lime fill a lovely texture that will stand with seared diver scallops, especially if they’re finished with ginger and lime. $22.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1271. 15 VOSS YOUNTVILLE SAUVIGNON BLANC
Est. 1986; harvested early from an organic vineyard. Unique, fresh, citric. Ideal 15 linear, tensile qualities./ Yes, citrus, no gooseberry, grass, or mango. Cool. Ideal Napa sauvignon zone. Much better than the 2014. 93/100. List price: $25.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1272. 15 GNARLY HEAD CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 90 - BEST BUY: ‘This great buy shows a sophisticated blend of spice and fruit aromas. Medium-bodied and classically dry, it has good balance, moderate fruit flavors and light toast and ginger notes that add complexity. $10.’
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NAM-1273. 14 SIXTO UNCOVERED WASHINGTON CHARDONNAY
Wine Spectator 94: ‘Dynamic, yet sleek and refined, driven by a core of minerally acidity that meshes with the delicately complex apple, Meyer lemon and spicy yeast accents that linger long on the finish. Drink now through 2021.’
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

NAM-1274. 15 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Est. 1967; 100% vinifera rootstock. Light oak and good, crisp WA fruit in balance. One of the best years./ Sweet, enticing wood-nut cremes. Good acid and power in tune with the rest. Well crafted for wide appeal and wide use. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NAM-1275. 16 AIRFIELD ESTATES LONE BIRCH UNWOODED YAKIMA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Intense green apple as always. Very high pitched./ Yes, an ultimate, northern grown, unwooded chardonnay. All about Granny Smith apples. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1276. 08 CITATION OREGON CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Ample, deep, rich, Burgundian. Has aged famously. Fabulous texture, bouquet, depth./ Yes, aged well in barrel and bottle. Power, fine acidity, all. List price: $35. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1277. 14 WILDSTOCK OREGON CHARDONNAY
Fresh, crisp, and good. Light wood tingle. Bright OR chardonnay./ Juicy apple, citrus, and spice. Clove especially. Light oak vim and vigor. Great 2014 texture. Textbook Oregon chardonnay at a reasonable price. List price: $22. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1278. 14 COOPER MOUNTAIN ESTATE RESERVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Dijon and Wente clones. Native yeasts. Half barrel aged, 10% new. Unfined. Good and full, classic Oregon chardonnay that leans closer to Burgundy’s than the rest of the West Coast’s./ Good acid and light oak tannin. Pleasing flavor intensity. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NAM-1279. 15 GNARLY HEAD CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 90 - BEST BUY: ‘This great buy shows a sophisticated blend of spice and fruit aromas. Medium-bodied and classically dry, it has good balance, moderate fruit flavors and light toast and ginger notes that add complexity. $10.’
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NAM-1280. 16 GRAYSON CELLARS LOT 11 CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
2015: 98/100 - California State Fair Wine Competition. Bright apple aroma of the crisp, crunchy Granny Smith sort. A well balanced presentation, and, a delight./ More reticent than the nose to start. Then builds to caramel apple crescendo and highlights of wood toast and demerara sugar. Cleverly crafted, with an off dry finish. I can see the high rating. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1281. 15 HAPPY CAMPER CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Sweetly fruited nose of unadorned California chardonnay. Still, a drier impression than the previous three vintages. Such a deal./ Sweet and smooth fruit approach. Easy to assimilate as aperitif or with food. Straight forward and pleasing. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

NAM-1282. 15 JOEL GOTT UNOAKED CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Good citrus aroma with light apple support. One deep and rich unoaked chardonnay./ Soft on entry; then citrus back-bite. Pretty fat palate for unoaked chardonnay. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1283. 15 LEESE-FITCH CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY
Tasting Panel 92: ‘Mmmm...scents of caramel apple, butter and lemon grass are demure and pleasing. The palate offers inspiring minerality while bright acidity accents a creaminess–aged for five months in French oak–that balances so beautifully. With a hint of Viognier added in, pear tart and soft notes from a virtual herb and flower garden make for a refreshing and noteworthy white. $12.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1284. 15 COPAIN TOUS EMSEMBLE MENDOCINO CHARDONNAY
Rich nose for Mendocino chardonnay. Sites? Or malolactic?. Or warmth of vintage? All? Ideal balance of fruit, light malo, light oak./ Yes, a fine oak savor, light malo creaminess, and good, crisp, firm Mendocino chardonnay fruit basis. Exceptionally well crafted. Harmonious, so ready to serve. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NAM-1285. 15 MONIKER MENDOCINO CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘This elegant wine combines subtle nutmeg and cardamom aromas with crisp apple, bosc pear and mild vanilla-bean flavors. Its firm texture and lingering finish bring everything into balance, with no single element overpowering the others, making it a pleasure to sip. $23.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1286. 14 BENZIGER SONOMA CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1287. 14 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS ALEXANDER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
70% stainless, 30% French oak barrels 7 months; lees; malo. Full oak treatment, with malo butterscotch, wood, nut, barrel age./ Good strength gives structure and malolactic a soft center. Always large and generous. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1288. 15 AU CONTRAIRE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Lively lemon, walnut husk, and oak aromas. Sings, tingles, reverberates./ Plenty of body and material here, as well as good acid cut. Fine, well integrated, spicy oak savors. This has scored well every vintage since it was introduced. A tribute to Russian River Valley chardonnay. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1289. 14 DAVIS BYNUM RIVER WEST VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 91: ‘The 2014 Chardonnay River West Vineyard has an appealing struck match and savory character over a core of pineapples, guava and apricots, plus a suggestion of toasty oak. Medium-bodied, it has a lovely silkiness to the texture and plenty of tropical fruit and toasty flavors on offer in the mouth with a lively line of acid lending freshness, finishing long. Yeah, I just love finding great value wines like this that are produced in decent quantities and over-deliver on quality! 2017-2020. $25.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1290. 13 DU MOL RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 91: ‘DuMol produces five separate Chardonnays, with their generic cuvée, the 2013 Chardonnay Russian River basically a blend of some terrific terroirs including their own estate vineyard as well as three highly regarded single vineyards for Chardonnay – Heintz, Lorenzo and Ritchie. The clonal material here is Clone 4, Mt. Eden and Wente. The wine displays beautiful honeysuckle and notes of orange blossom in a fruit-forward, medium to full-bodied style. It was aged 11 months in oak and then moved to tank for 3-4 months prior to bottling. This beautiful Chardonnay should drink nicely for 5-7 years. Now-2023. $50.’
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

NAM-1291. 12 FOG CREST LAGUNA WEST RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Full, with an attractive nutty patina at age four, plus some malo creaminess and barrel derived wood spices. Cool climate crispness./ Attractive counter-play and balance of the brisk non-malo component and the malolactic plush, creamy frosting side. 91/100. List price: $29.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1292. 16 MARTIN RAY SONOMA CHARDONNAY
Aged in French oak. Pleasing balance and mellowness./ Some malo. Well balanced indeed. Attractive weight, flow. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1293. 12 PONT NEUF VIGNOBLE GLI ZII RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY CHARDONNAY
From near Graton. 14.4%. Extreme cool elegance of lower Russian River Valley. Fine grained French oak./ Yes, oak depth. Fine wood and grain. Rich and suave textured. Extraordinary class and character takes me to the heart of Cote de Beaune. 97/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

NAM-1294. 15 RODNEY STRONG ESTATE CHALK HILL CHARDONNAY
More mass, material oomph. The oak is deeper and finer and more toward French stylishness. The fruit holds it./ Layered toast and caramel. Lees influence. Whole nine yards. Superb. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1295. 16 CHALK HILL WINERY SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY
Great, forward, open knit oak display. Why wait? Take it right to the table./ Great acid as well as oakiness. Some malo creaminess. Open and revealing from the get go. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1296. 13 FAILLA SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 93 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘In this crisp, tangy white from a cool-climate home, tangerine and pineapple play off each other around a fluffy backbone and structured minerality. More of that tang comes to the fore on the finish, this being a bang-for-your-buck kind of wine that will delight at the dinner table or in the kitchen while cooking.’
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

NAM-1297. 13 PALI CHARM ACRES SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2012: 10 months in French oak, 25% new 75% once used. Fresh and crisp Sonoma Coast chardonnay fruit. Lovely French oak too; toast and grains./ Full and broad. Good sweet oak and Burgundian barrel ferment savors. Plumpness of ripe 2012 fruit. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1298. 14 SEAN MINOR SONOMA COAST CHARDONNAY
Gold Medal - 95/100, California State Fair Wine Competition. 70% Russian River Valley, 30% Sonoma Carneros. 100% malo. 10 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Good oak-fruit marriage. Ideal wine of origin and cellar regimen./ Nice malo-acid, creamy-tart play. Creme and crispness, and good wood taste. Ideal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1299. 13 KNIGHT’S BRIDGE WEST BLOCK KNIGHTS VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Plenty of oak but not blatant or top heavy. Certainly the size and build of 2013./ Fuller oak presence on the palate. Welcome and well managed. Well built. Solid framework, sweet Knights Valley fruit core. All. 92/100. List price: $75.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1300. 13 HANZELL SEBELLA SONOMA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Oh, old fashioned oomph. So much material, dryness of yore. Unmanipulated, traditional./ Ample and enveloping. Open, embracing, total. Thoroughly awesome Burgundy take. Unbelievable. Yow. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1301. 14 BERINGER PRIVATE RESERVE NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Wine Spectator 92: ‘The fruit is ripe and juicy, seemingly sweet and shaded by spicy, toasty oak, allowing tiers of flavors to unfold in a graceful, elegant and understated manner. $44.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1302. 15 CAKEBREAD NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1303. 14 CHAPPELLET NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Dry, oaky mountain classic. Spot on; great vintage of this./ Ample: both the oak and the fruit. Much fuller fruit than usual. Yes, a great rendition. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1304. 13 FAR NIENTE NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY magnum
Wine Spectator 92; Tasting Panel 92: ‘A classic Napa Valley Chard, crisp and juicy with depth, structure and notes of melon, pear and fig; plush, elegant and as balanced as a fine watch.’
How Many bottles/singles: 74.95 each

NAM-1305. 13 FORMAN NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 94: ‘The Forman Chardonnay is 100% barrel-fermented, sees 10% new oak, but is never put through malolactic. The superb 2013 Chardonnay offers lots of minerality along with notions of white peaches, spring flowers, orange blossoms and poached pears. With loads of fruit, great acid and finesse, and only a hint of oak in the flavor profile, this medium to full-bodied, gorgeous Chardonnay can be enjoyed over the next 5-6 years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1306. 13 HOOPES HOOPLA YOUNTVILLE CHARDONNAY
13 form, presence, strength Good wood, if not the all new oak treatment of the Grand Vin. Classic southern Napa chardonnay./ Wood and fruit in balance. Backwardness of vintage. Good acid and material. Will improve nicely and become showier. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1307. 13 KONGSGAARD NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 95-97: ‘The spectacular 2013 Chardonnay (1,500 cases) exhibits notes of white peach, hints of apricots, pineapples and wet rocks and is amazingly full-bodied, fresh, rich, broad and savory with great fruit on the attack. It should turn out to be one of the estate’s finest Chardonnays given its fresh acids and minerality that buttress the wine’s big, bold, exuberant style. Drink now through 2022.’
How Many bottles/singles: 109.95 each

NAM-1308. 13 LONG MEADOW RANCH FARMSTEAD NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Fresh and vital. Good wood intrigue. Subtle. The barrel is seasoned. Shows aroma and texture development in barrel. And the fruit shines too./ Good, spicy, subtle, mellow oak and barrel age, barrel influence. Napa class and elegance. Sweet and easy entry, backed by crisp acid. Great texture, feel, balance, all. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1309. 14 NAPA CELLARS NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
25% new French oak barrels. 14 elegant and fine. Nice oak that’s not overdone as it was in some past vintages. Balanced and right./ Good degree of malo, again, not overdone. The alcohol is in balance too, and the acidity is adequate. Works well overall. One of my favorite vintages of this. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1310. 13 NEWTON UNFILTERED NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 94: ‘John Kongsgaard told me that when the unfiltered Chardonnay from Newton was first launched in the early 1980s, the fruit came entirely from what is now the Judge Vineyard of Kongsgaard. No wonder that wine was so spectacular in those days. It also had an incredible aging curve as well. This wine continues to be a strong effort. The 2013 Chardonnay Unfiltered exhibits notes of white peach, honeysuckle and some brioche in a medium to full-bodied, lusciously fruity, rich, complex and full style. It doesn’t have the minerality of the old days of the early 1980s, but this is a brilliant Chardonnay, representing one of Napa’s finest efforts.’
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

NAM-1311. 13 SMITH-MADRONE SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘This wine hails from a dry-farmed estate vineyard planted with 40-year-old-plus vines. An iconic place owned by the Smith brothers, this adds to their well-earned fame and reputation for elegant, interesting wines with a sense of place. Lemon and lime provide crisp, clean freshness, buoyed by apple, almond and pear, a light acidity always nearby.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1312. 13 SHAFER RED SHOULDER RANCH CARNEROS CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 94: ‘A perennial standout, this is an exuberantly rich, classic expression of the variety, with the heady, unmistakable imprint of the producer and vineyard. Expansive and generous in style, it offers baked honeycrisp apple and a jolt of lemon pith, with aromas of honeysuckle and vanilla. The finish is lengthy and substantial, with memorable minerality.’
How Many bottles/singles: 52.95 each

NAM-1313. 12 DOMAINE EDEN SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 94: ‘This more affordable cousin to the Mount Eden brand is just as good, though different. It presents dairy aromas of brie cheese rind and yogurt but in a deliciously approachable way, with diced chives, caramelized pear and citronella elements. The palate shows tremendous energy, with lots of lime and lemon pith, but also a sour-cream richness.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1314. 11 MOUNT EDEN ESTATE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY
#11 - Wine Spectator Top 100 2014: ‘This stunning wine is deliciously rich and layered, with vibrant flavors of honeydew, honeysuckle, fig and mineral shaded by seductive toasty oak. The flavors build, displaying a deep measure of intensity and persistence. Drink now through 2024. 95/100.’
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

NAM-1315. 14 RIDGE ESTATE MONTE BELLO VINEYARD SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY
Wine Spectator 93 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: ‘Starts assertively oaky, with cedar and matchstick notes, but transitions into a more compelling elixir, offering a rich mix of pear, melon, honeydew and spice flavors as the oak recedes and lets the fruit come forth. $50.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

NAM-1316. 13 VARNER HOME BLOCK SPRING RIDGE VINEYARD SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY
Parker 95: ‘A classic Chardonnay, the 2013 Chardonnay Home Block Spring Ridge Vineyard offers lots of ripe Chardonnay apple and stone fruits, white flowers, brioche and hints of minerality in its medium to full-bodied, layered and balanced profile. Slightly richer through the mid-palate than the Amphitheater, it's still clean, focused and crisp, with terrific length. It too needs a year of cellaring and will keep through 2023. $48.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1317. 12 JASON-STEPHENS ESTATE SANTA CLARA VALLEY CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Full bodied, with toasty oak. Apple and grain bin. Some barrel fermentation and lees stirring evidence; gives it Burgundian leanings./ The oak is well integrated. A sensible approach sporting ripe fruit acidity that suggests food-friendliness rather than showmanship. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1318. 14 CALERA CENTRAL COAST CHARDONNAY
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘Josh Jensen's appellation blend is arguably the best American white wine for the price. This vintage offers squeezed tangerine, fleur de sel, lily, apple blossom, apple fritters and a touch of tropicality on the nose. The palate is more steely in structure, with chalk and concrete minerality followed by grapefruit skin and lime flavors, revealing the slightest hint of balanced butter tones.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1319. 13 JASON-STEPHENS SELECT CENTRAL COAST CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Attractive bouquet. Apple, citrus, nut, grain. Good size./ Great now. Good acid, balance. The right presence and power the accompany poultry. A deal. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1320. 14 CHALONE ESTATE CHALONE CHARDONNAY
Statuesque. The old time chardonnay masterpiece. Fine wood integration. Nothing blatant, nothing creamy. Reflects its terroir./ Yeah, perfectly proportioned wood, fruit, terroir. Great wine. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1321. 13 CHALONE ESTATE CHALONE CHARDONNAY
30+ yr old vines at 1800'; aged in French oak. Young. Well built. Shows barrel aging and subtle oakiness. Burgundy notions. Composed, confident./ Yes, subtle, well married oak and chardonnay character. Light reduction. Big sized. To keep. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1322. 11 CHALONE ESTATE CHALONE CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Volume, Meursault like grainness, fine light oak application, 3 years of bottle development. Burgundian barrel stuff: fermentation, lees, aging. Builds with aeration./ Yes, grainy and Burgundian. Acid, calcaire terroir. The group was impressed. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1323. 14 MORGAN HIGHLAND SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS CHARDONNAY
Full but cool. Hidden away and well tempered are alcohol, wood, and SLH mass. Fresh. Everything subtle, everything meshed./ Light oak treacle, malo cream. All subtle, balanced. Delicious food wine. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1324. 13 ROAR SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS CHARDONNAY
Lots of oomph and oak. A powerful thing at 14.7%. Big steakhouse SLH chardonnay./ Full caramelly oak for the fans. Some malo, but the power balances the creaminess, so it’s not goopy. Pretty grand stuff. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1325. 15 TALLEY BISHOP’S PEAK EDNA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Even better than the 2014 in its later stages. Fresher; bright, Central Coast crisp. Lovely, harmonious oak aura. My goodness, what a consistent product./ Dry. Balance of oak and fruit. And of fruit richness and acidity. Dreamy. Very, very appealing. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1326. 13 TALLEY ESTATE ARROYO GRANDE VALLEY CHARDONNAY
That beautiful Talley skill of marrying fruit and oak, and suggesting the terroir as well. Coastal and citrusy without excess./ Spot on balance. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1327. 12 TALLEY OLIVER’S VINEYARD EDNA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 92: ‘A brilliant Chardonnay that’s a serious value, the 2012 Chardonnay Oliver’s Vineyard offers lots of white peach, toasted bread, sweet apple tart and a saline-like minerality that keeps you coming back to the glass. Fabulously pure, elegant and focused, with integrated acidity and no hard edges, drink this beauty over the coming 3-5 years.’
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NAM-1328. 14 TRUE MYTH EDNA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Fabulous light oak and very crisp fruit./ Yes, crisp and juicy apple-citrus. Fabulous all around. Food chardonnay. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1329. 12 MELVILLE ESTATE VERNA’S SANTA BARBARA CHARDONNAY
Vinous 91: ‘Bright yellow-gold. Ripe pear, melon and sweet butter on the deeply scented nose and in the mouth. Weighty and broad but lively too, offering sappy yellow plum and poached pear flavors with a bracing jolt of bitter lemon pith. Closes smooth and long, with a zesty mineral flourish adding lift and focus. Superb value here. $22.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1330. 14 SANDHI SANTA BARBARA CHARDONNAY
2013: Wine & Spirits 90: ‘If you can’t afford Sandhi’s single vineyard chardonnays, this is a great introduction to their style. Sourced from several 30- to 40-year-old own-rooted blocks in the warmer, east side of the Santa Ynez Valley, as well as Bien Nacido, it’s more accessible than some of Sandhi’s more angular Santa Rita Hills wines, yet its juicy golden-apple flavors remain rigorously dry and spicy, lees rounding out the texture into a savory plumpness that suggests mushrooms as much as fruit. It’s rich enough for pan-seared scallops.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NAM-1331. 13 SANDHI SANTA BARBARA CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Wine & Spirits 90: ‘If you can’t afford Sandhi’s single vineyard chardonnays, this is a great introduction to their style. Sourced from several 30- to 40-year-old own-rooted blocks in the warmer, east side of the Santa Ynez Valley, as well as Bien Nacido, it’s more accessible than some of Sandhi’s more angular Santa Rita Hills wines, yet its juicy golden-apple flavors remain rigorously dry and spicy, lees rounding out the texture into a savory plumpness that suggests mushrooms as much as fruit. It’s rich enough for pan-seared scallops.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1332. 12 BIEN NACIDO ESTATE BIEN NACIDO VINEYARD SANTA MARIA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Parker 92: ‘Just as good as the Solomon Hills release, the 2012 Chardonnay Bien Nacido (fermented and aged 16 months in 33% new French oak) offers classic apple, white flower, lemon curd and crushed-rock characteristics in a clean, elegant and balanced profile. It too gains depth and richness in the glass, has excellent acidity and a terrific finish. It's another classic Chardonnay from this estate that does everything right. While I'd lean toward drinking bottles over the coming 4-5 years, I'm sure this will hold for longer. $45.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

NAM-1333. 16 DRY CREEK VINEYARD DRY CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC
Wine Enthusiast 91 - BEST BUY: ‘Orange-marmalade aromas set the stage for a rather full-bodied, dry and flavorful wine. Floral and fruity elements are counter-balanced by a tangy texture and subtle mineral accents. A classic of the type, it has a lot of personality, a great presence on the palate and a lingering finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1334. 16 PINE RIDGE CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC VIOGNIER
This really sings. Just what it ought to be. Definite chenin quince and the viognier honeysuckle. Rich, intense, textured, everything./ All carries over on the palate. Add lime and pear. Dazzling acid and texture. Total. Best ever. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1335. 16 TERRA D’ORO CLARKSBURG CHENIN BLANC - VIOGNIER
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1336. 16 CASS ESTATE MR BLANC PASO ROBLES WHITE
75% marsanne, 25% roussanne. Genuine varietal representation with New World magnification and clarity. No terroir; all fruit./ Good and full. Strong varietal statements. Power and body at 15.5%. Yes. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1337. 15 KING ESTATE DOMAINE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
Sweet and pointed too. Cedar and apple. Exquisite freshness and etch./ Full apple and peel and cedar and all. Wow! 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1338. 15 ARCHERY SUMMIT VIRETON WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
Fresh, and ideally textured. Apple and pear. Lovely./ Yes, well textured indeed. Gris peels extract gives dryness and a very cleansing astringency. Yow! Great food wine! Helluva value. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1339. 15 COOPER MOUNTAIN ESTATE COOPER HILL WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
Good and full and ripe. A great introduction to 2015 Oregon pinot gris./ Rich and round, soft and engaging. Good acid too. Taste of apple and nut. Put it right to use. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1340. 16 ELK COVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
Wine Spectator 90 - TOP 100 VALUES 2016: ‘Vivid and expansive, with tangy pear and cantaloupe flavors that play against hints of lime, finishing with polish. Drink now through 2019.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NAM-1341. 16 WILLAKENZIE WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
A splendid Oregon vintage for all three pinots: noir, gris, and blanc. A lovely portrayal here of Oregon’s take on pinot gris, sporting lift and vivacity of northeast Italy’s grigios along with some of the plumpness of an Alsace rendition. Aromas of apple, pear, and underripe peach here./ Flavorful, juicy, and well balanced. Attractive nutty aftertaste and lingering, refreshing acid ring. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1342. 15 WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS WILLAMETTE VALLEY PINOT GRIS
Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘A workhorse for the winery, this bright and focused Pinot Gris offers pinpoint flavors of melon and pear, with a strong streak of wintergreen. It's refreshing and ultraclean, with fruit flavors front and center through a medium-long finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1343. 15 DONKEY & GOAT THE GADABOUT CALIFORNIA WHITE
Grenache blanc, marsanne, roussanne, vermentino. Unfined, unfiltered. Pleasing presentation of subtle stone fruit and straw aromas./ Appealing body, grip, astringency. Good feel and balance for food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1344. 15 CAYMUS CONUNDRUM CALIFORNIA WHITE
2014: Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY: ‘Fragrant and juicy, with a charming mix of honeysuckle, peach, apple and lemon verbena, set on a light and effortless frame. A mouthwatering vein runs throughout. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Sémillon and Muscat Canelli.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1345. 16 TENSHEN CENTRAL COAST WHITE
Viognier, roussanne, grenache blanc, chardonnay. Young, but it’s all there.The roussanne peach, the grenache blanc acacia. And chardonnay apple. Vinosity, expressiveness, and completeness of a California Rhone white varietal set./ Lovely viognier flower and roussanne stone fruit emerge on the palate. Good body and textural burnish. Suave, rich, balanced, all. Complete. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1346. 16 MCMANIS FAMILY RIVER JUNCTION VIOGNIER
Wine & Spirits - TOP BEST FOR $12 OR LESS (out of 3416 wines tasted). My notes: Very zesty citrus peel and citrus blossom. Soars. Very penetrating. More roundness to come./ It’s already there on the palate. Suave with viognier glycerol that’s foiled by viognier astringency. They nailed it again. Another ‘best yet’? 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1347. 15 RANCH ESTATE NAPA VALLEY GRENACHE BLANC
Wine Enthusiast 91/100. My notes: Well, about the fullest, most explicit and powerful and rich and abundant versions of grenache blanc from anywhere. Awesome. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1348. 14 PRIEST RANCH ESTATE NAPA VALLEY GRENACHE BLANC (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1349. 14 SANS LIEGE GROUNDWORK PASO ROBLES GRENACHE BLANC
Grenache blanc is THE hot white varietal of California’s South Central Coast. California’s coastal climate and winemakers coax something larger than life fromvarietals that, grown in France, are more-or-less ‘vinous’ in character. Good, full varietal aromas of pear, lemongrass, and verbena, with appley malic note./ Full and rightfully assertive and satisfying in texture. Good example. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1350. 15 FLEUR LAS BRISAS VINEYARD CARNEROS VERMENTINO
Good, light, crisp stone fruit and flower. New./ Great juicy acid. Wow! Reads vermentino. Florals and all. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1351. 15 ANNE AMIE ESTATE CUVEE A YAMHILL-CARLTON DISTRICT MULLER THURGAU
40 year old vines. Full and spicy scent. Apple pie, cinnamon, pie crust./ Perfumed apple varieties too. Exceptional acid and astringency for this varietal. One of the world’s best. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1352. 15 CHARLES SMITH KUNG FU GIRL EVERGREEN VINEYARD ANCIENT LAKES RIESLING
Wine Spectator 90 - #46 Top 100 Wines: ‘Tangy and zingy, with lively acidity that balances against gobs of ripe pear and apricot flavors, carrying through the long, lime-accented finish. Drink now through 2020.’
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1353. 15 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE DRY COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
Wine & Spirits - 10 BEST FOR $12 OR LESS (out of 3416 wines tasted): ‘At once crisp and round, limey and fresh; a supple wine to pair with seafood.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1354. 14 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE - DR. LOOSEN EROICA COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
Parker 91: ‘Less sweet than the Eroica Gold Riesling, the 2014 Eroica Riesling is a classic beauty that offers lots of citrus rind, lychee, sugared lime and even a tiny hint of petrol in its medium-bodied, juicy, vibrant and thirst-quenching style. Count me a fan and it too will be incredibly versatile on the dinner table and drink well for upwards of a decade. Now-2026.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1355. 12 PACIFIC RIM VIN DE GLACIERE WALLULA VINEYARD COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING ICE WINE half bottle
The creation of Bonny Doon’s brilliant and eccentric Randall Grahm. 15 RS. Rich, warm, honey and granola bouquet. Full bouqueted for sure./ Golden notes of honey, nectar, and pollen. A super concentrated riesling ice wine beauty with fine, racy acidity for balance. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NAM-1356. 13 AIRFIELD ESTATES LATE HARVEST RUNWAY VINEYARD YAKIMA VALLEY RIESLING half bottle
From the estate’s oldest vineyard, riesling grapes were harvested late at high sugar content and then pressed frozen to extract their essential ooze. Essential indeed! Apple, peach, and apricot nectars plus ice wine’s brittle coolness./ Full concentration of sweetness, fruit nectars, ice wine crispness and acidity. Total ice wine bargain. 96+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1357. 13 SMITH-MADRONE ESTATE SPRING MOUNTAIN RIESLING
Wine Enthusiast 93 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘From 41-year-old vines on just over five estate acres, this is resiny and briny on the nose. A honey-laced creaminess at the core is tensely accentuated by vibrant acidity. Balanced and elegant, with a sunny bite of ripeness, it revels in nuances of fresh and dried apricot while lighter notes of lemon, lime and grapefruit play backup.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NAM-1358. 13 BIRICHINO MONTEREY MALVASIA BIANCA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
New York Times - Worth the Search - 20 Wines for Under $20: ‘You don’t see much malvasia from California, even though the grape was introduced to the state by Italian immigrants kin the 19th century. Malvasia Bianca is actually one of the many grapes, not necessarily related, that go by the malvasia name. This one is focused and bold, with bright, bracing, fresh fruit flavors that linger. $18.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1359. 16 SALT OF THE EARTH FLORE DE MOSCATO CALIFORNIA MOSCATO
Winery at Madera. That’s muscat country! Both canelli and orange muscats. Lush, right, ripe, nutty. Really blows it out right now. Intense./ Unusual palate. Something peelsy, pressed, gritty. But doesn’t deny the appeal. Really a pretty incredible product, and unique. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

MICHIGAN

NAM-1361. 13 TABOR HILL LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE CABERNET FRANC
Good oak markers and fruit throughout./ Yes, plump cherry varietal character and really first class oak seasonings. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1362. 14 FENN VALLEY LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE MERITAGE
2012: Ripe, fulfilled, abundant./ Balanced. SW MI superior ripeness. Gets better and better each vintage. Oak moves to the background./ Really well balanced black fruit and oak. An accomplished MI red. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1363. 16 WYNCROFT MARLAND LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE CABERNET SAUVIGNON-MERLOT--CABERNET FRANC
2015: 70-30 cab sauv-cab franc; heavy bottle award. Very bright and black claret varietal aromas of black and red raspberries and currants. Nice oak sheen and harmony. Crisp and northern, with fine grape peel extract contributions./ Even brighter on the palate. Rich too. Super acid; total package. Well liked by the group. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1364. 15 WYNCROFT SHOU LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE RED
The Bordeaux varieties, including petit verdot, which the winemaker says does well here; winter hearty. Adds a dark fruit sweetness. Wonderful red fruit ripeness. Certainly lovely oak too./ Sweet oak-fruit combo. Will be a nice one for the table or cellar. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1365. 15 CHATEAU FONTAINE WOODLAND MICHIGAN RED
Cab sauv, cab franc, merlot, syrah. Notable balance of the varietals, with light oak seasoning. Really well crafted./ Yes, harmony of grape varieties and oak. The winemaker has progressively lightened up on the oak in succeeding vintages; it used to be top-heavy. Now no excesses. A complete, harmonious New World claret. No tartness either. I’m not sure where this was sourced, since the red-grape harvest in NW Michigan was a near wipe-out in 2015. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1366. 15 DABLON ESTATE LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE MERLOT
Gold Medal - Michigan Wine Competition. My notes: More fruit and softness than the 15 cabernet franc. Genuine, bright. Cherry candy purity./ Yes, confirmed. A perfect cherry hard candy merlot flavor. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1367. 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT NOIR
Light red color./ Pleasing ripeness. Beaujolais weight. This works. Sensible cool climate, ripe vintage pinot noir./ Great acid and freshness. Cherry varietal character. Ideal. Not tannic, so can be served with fish. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1368. 16 WYNCROFT MARLAND LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE PINOT NOIR
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1369. 13 WYNCROFT AVONLEA VINEYARD LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE PINOT NOIR
25 year old vines. Mix of Euro and CA clones. Burgundian. Rich but not over the top. Very Euro./ Complex range of pinot clone inputs plus time in oak. Light, mellow oakiness. Gangbuster wine. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

NAM-1370. 16 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY EDEN HILL VINES BENZIE BLAUFRANKISCH
2016 ripe and rich, mellow, easy. Real varietal ID./ Yes, gently conveyed blaufrankisch, perfectly ripe and spot on. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NAM-1371. 16 FENN VALLEY LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE CHAMBOURCIN
Young, dark, crisp, fresh, accurate. Just needs more bottle age./ Spicy, peppery black fruit. Good texture and body. Very promising. Classic chambourcin. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1372. FENN VALLEY CAPRICCIO MICHIGAN RED
Michigan Wine Competition 2011 - GOLD MEDAL AND BEST DRY RED TROPHY. 90% chambourcin, 10% merlot. That bright, Rhone like chambourcin fruit. Combines berry with cracked pepper zest and dryness. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1373. WHITE PINE DUNE SHADOW MICHIGAN RED
Gold Medal - 2015 & 2017 Michigan Wine Competitions. 95% chambourcin plus merlot and cabernet franc. Oak enhanced. Rich, deep, dark chambourcin classic. Light oak spices./ Only 1% RS, so barely off dry; in fact, the latest cuvee seems even drier than ever. Soft and accomplished. Light oak and fruit tannin. Terrific chambourcin flavor. I love chambourcin, and this wine is a textbook example. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1374. CHATEAU FONTAINE BIG PAW LEELANAU PENINSULA RED
This is all good fun. Fruity, soft, inviting. Properly framed and filled to supply good mealtime possibilities. Got me thinking hamburgers. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1375. 16 DABLON MUSIC BOX MATINEE SWEET LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE RED
From the variety arandell, developed at Cornell and just recently put into commercial production. Sweet and also a bit tart. Deep and impressive dark fruit./ Yes, nice fruit. Sweet-acid balance. Confected and complete. If it’s a hybrid, it’s not very foxy, that’s for sure. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1376. 16 WYNCROFT MARLAND LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE SAUVIGNON BLANC - SEMILLON
86 - 14. Plump semillon, rangy sauvignon aromatic profile. Just the right balance and tete a tete exchange between the two. Real semillon plumpness. I’m surprised they can achieve this in Michigan, especially from younger vines./ Plus the sauvignon splash on the palate. Yes, both padding and zip. Each varietal’s flavor profile expressed accurately and harmoniously. Very well crafted, very appealing. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1377. 16 FENN VALLEY LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE SAUVIGNON BLANC
This is just insanely brilliant! I’m transported to Loire. The incisiveness, the purity, the greenness. Grass, green citrus. Texture, roundness. A giant. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1378. 15 BLACK STAR FARMS ARCTUROS SUR LIE CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
70% Washington fruit due to Michigan’s short winegrape crop. Slow starter. Some lees. Then the appley chardonnay aspect comes on./ Fills out on the palate. Good lees material, texture. Soft. Well done. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1379. 16 BOWERS HARBOR UNWOODED MICHIGAN CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2013: Very clear and clean fruit statement. Apple and sweet syrup./ Yes, very lovely, soft, sweetish, appley, easy. All around use and appeal. Brunch, lunch, aperitif, al fresco dining. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1380. 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA CHARDONNAY
Michigan Wine Competition - GOLD MEDAL. Lovely cool-climate chardonnay aromas of apple and pear./ Flavors confirm. Racy fruit acidity. Lots of varietal character unhindered by oak. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1381. 15 VERTERRA UNWOODED MICHIGAN CHARDONNAY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1382. 15 WYNCROFT MARLAND NON AFFECTE LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE CHARDONNAY
On the lees over winter. A racy, juicy unoaked product./ Plumpness but not from malo. Fine craftsmanship. Great acid and the whole picture. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1383. 15 CODY KRESTA LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE SEYVAL BLANC
Suppressed at first. Airs to reveal a very sweetly fruited nose for seyval. Certainly grapes of full ripeness./ Full seyval character. Sec tendre, with good seyval acidity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1384. CHATEAU FONTAINE SWEETWATER SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA VIGNOLES half bottle
The pineapple facet of vignoles. Very rich in personality./ Very sweet, with great acid too, like an ice wine. I mean REALLY great acidity. This works. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1385. 15 ST. JULIAN BRAGANINI RESERVE LAKE HARVEST SUCCULENT SEVEN VINEYARD LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE VIGNOLES
11%; 70 gl residual sugar. Rich, deep, honey and lemon. Ripe peach comes on. Complete late harvest vignoles./ Succulent and sweet, with great acid foil. Wow. Total. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1386. 13 FENN VALLEY LATE HARVEST FENNVILLE VIGNOLES
5.3% RS. Oh, fabulous pineapple and lemon vignoles aromas./ Yes, sweet pineapple, astringent lemon peel, and great fruit acidity. The book on late harvest vignoles. Always special, this is its finest vintage to date. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1387. FENN VALLEY 42 LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE VIDAL ICE WINE half bottle
Michigan Wine Competition - DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - BEST OF CLASS DESSERT WINE. Sprawling; all over the place. Concentrated. Wow. Will compete with the best Niagara Peninsula’s. Luscious peach-honey nose of vidal ice wine. Lots of cake frosting. Incredibly essential./ Peach, apricot, chamomile. Lush, honeyed, intense. Very, very sweet and concentrated. Pear nectar, pineapple, honey, wheat germ. Spicy, tingly stuff too. Really impressive. A crisp ice wine edge. Great and intense fruit statement. Luscious sweetness balanced b y acid and extract. Totally awesome. 99+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1388. ST. AMBROSE SECRET BEACH MICHIGAN WHITE
Gold Medal - Michigan Wine Competition. All vignoles, and an ideal northern Michigan take on the variety at that. Ideal citrus aromatic set./ This really delivers in flavor and sweet-tart play of tangerine and grapefruit in a semi-dry mode. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1389. TABOR HILL CLASSIC DEMI SEC MICHIGAN WHITE
Tasters Guild - DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL. Ripe yellow fruit and honey crisp apple scents balance with light and sweet juicy flavors for a pleasurable glass of summer. This is an ideal wine to serve with Asian cuisine, especially sushi with wasabi sauce.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1390. 14 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT BLANC
Double Gold Medal - Michigan Wine Competition. Smashing triumph in yet another successive vintage. Brilliant, near perfect nose. Full apple, melon, and pear scents, vast and penetrating. Material, padding, grip./ Suave, with pleasing flavor intensity. Mild acid of the variety leads to a pleasingly soft conclusion. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1391. 16 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY OLD MISSION PENINSULA PINOT BLANC
Understated on the nose. Just a bud. / But the texture is grand. Winemaker Bryan Ulbrich’s got it. Lip smackin’ good. I want glass after glass. 92+/100. Tasted 5/1/17.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1392. 16 LEFT FOOD CHARLEY ISLAND VIEW VINEYARD OLD MISSION PENINSULA PINOT BLANC
Full, incisive, bold, big, explicit./ Shows its .9 RS off dry take in ripe 2016. In youth, this masks some of its extract and acidity on the palate. Will balance out after a few more months’ bottle age. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NAM-1393. 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE WOODLAND LEELANAU PENINSULA WHITE
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-1394. 16 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY MURMUR MICHIGAN WHITE
54% pinot gris (from the MacDonald vineyard), 41% chardonnay, 5% pinot blanc. Way better than the 15. Great textural appeal. Perfectly married aromatics. Just vivid, penetrating./ Flavor and texture. Ulbrich’s all about texture. Monstrously good. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1395. 16 BOWERS HARBOR MICHIGAN PINOT GRIGIO
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1396. 15 CHATEAU FONTAINE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT GRIS
Rich and nutty, waxy. Apple./ Sweet and tender for Michigan pinot gris, so likely augmented with Pac Northwest fruit in this low-yield NW Michigan vintage. Agreeable. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1397. 14 LAURENTIDE LEELANAU PENINSULA PINOT GRIS (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Best of Show - International Eastern Wine Competition. Oh, yes, a sweet nose of cool apple, pear, quince. Full./ Full and sweet fruited on the palate, with acid to balance. The padding of pinot gris modulates the acidity. Delish. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1398. 12 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY TALE FEATHERS VINEYARD OLD MISSION PENINSULA PINOT GRIS (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
8 months in French oak. A rich, creamy aroma and burnished feel. Alsace leanings./ Good form and power. Dry and statuesque. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1399. 15 WYNCROFT MARLAND LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE PINOT GRIGIO
Alsace and Alto Adige clones. Boy, it’s a player! Full bodied, full textured, everything blown up and beautiful./ All that amplitude is such a positive thing. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1400. 45 NORTH AMERICAN WHITE
Grapes from Washington for this rendition because of 2015's crop failure in northwest Michigan. Chardonnay, viognier for the first time, gewurztraminer, riesling. Wonderful cuvee with basis of chardonnay apple plus the overtones of the aromatic varieties. Gewurz present but doesn’t spike it too much. Light rosewater./ Great acid to balance the clear RS. Really good and high acidity. Remarkable achievement once again. The grape source is different, yet the style and quality are consistent. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1401. HAWTHORNE DELISH OLD MISSION PENINSULA WHITE
11.7%. 7% RS. 51% riesling, 32% pinot blanc, 17% pinot gris. Good texture. A nose you can feel. All three varieties showing. Class wine./ Yes, the pinots modulate riesling’s perfume. Good acid, extract, balance. A superb MI sweetie. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1402. 14 LAURENTIDE EMERGENCE LEELANAU PENINSULA WHITE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Composed of chardonnay, riesling, and pinot gris. Great execution here at displaying aromatic profiles of both chardonnay and riesling in tandem./ Oh, this is full, juicy, and bright, its light sweetness fully foiled by cool-climate fruit acidity. Has it all. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1403. 15 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY THE MISSING SPIRE MICHIGAN RIESLING
RS 36 g/l; 7th Hill, Cork’s, Roth, Rosi, & Chown Vyds. Good cool climate riesling presentation if a little understated on the nose. Race. No petrol./ Sweetness and acid in balance. Racy. Works. Great texture. Popular with the group. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NAM-1404. 13 MACKINAW TRAIL LATE HARVEST MICHIGAN RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2012: Tasters Guild Gold Medal. Wonderful peach and ripe citrus aromas. Sweet and succulent at 4% RS./ Flavorful. Apple, pear, and lots of peach. Delicious sweetness. Sweet and well balanced. Great acid. Long, peachy finish. Well crafted as always. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1405. 15 CHATEAU FONTAINE DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
True and lovely riesling apple and peach aromas./ Very flavorful, juicy, clear to the bottom of the glass. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1406. 15 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2014: Picked a month later than the dry riesling. Sweeter for sure. Complex aromatic range of peach, apple, walnut, cedar, and spice. Lots of flavor and texture adventure. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1407. 14 LAURENTIDE SWEET LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
6% RS. Sweet, spicy, snappy, all. Great mineral etch, race./ Full of extract. Vigorous acid. Bright, appley, young. Well balanced. Wow! 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1408. 16 VERTERRA DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING
Michigan Wine Competition Double Gold Medal, Best of Class Dry White Wine Trophy. Very crisp, well balanced and fine, noble expression of dry riesling. Perfect poise. Plenty of cut as well as the 16 richness and ripeness. It’s truly dry. Laying in there so well. Not perfumey at all. Straight out dinner wine./ Good riesling taste. Peach. Good edgy acid. Extract, texture. So well put together. Eminently well composed and confident, totally mealworthy. Love these 2016 Michigan white wines! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1409. 14 VERTERRA DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA RIESLING (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1410. 15 CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE LATE HARVEST MICHIGAN RIESLING
10.5%; 4% RS; est. 1974. Sweet and balanced if not showing much riesling definition yet. 90+/100. (8/31/16).
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1411. 16 BOWERS HARBOR OLD MISSION PENINSULA MEDIUM SWEET RIESLING
From Smoky Hollow Vineyard. More force and character than the Medium Dry./ Oh, yeah, the sweetness carries. More acid too. Juice, extract, everything. A beautiful, beautiful riesling wine. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1412. 16 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY DRY OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING
From four vineyards: Terminal Moraine, Seventh Hill Original Block, Longcore, and Cork’s. Subtle but plump and deep and variegated. Good material./ All about texture. Minimal RS. 11.5% alcohol. Brilliant acid and extract. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1413. 13 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY 7TH HILL VINEYARD OLD MISSION PENINSULA RIESLING
Kept in tank for two years before bottling. Grosses Gewachs ample with that lightly brassy mature thing. My, gosh, what an achievement thanks to the aging./ Attractive degree of noble maturity. On the nutty, poached peach side. Suits me. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NAM-1414. 16 DABLON ESTATE SWEET LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE RIESLING
8 RS. Good, young, cool, apple and peach and flower riesling aromas. Shy but accurate, rich./ Oh, boy, beautifully accomplished on the palate. Peachy with tang of peach peel. Really special. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1415. 14 WYNCROFT WREN SONG VINEYARD LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE DRY RIESLING
28 year old vines. Austrian clones. Just the right amount of resin to give it a Euro take. Heaps of extract./ Yes, chewy with dry extract. Dry, with a nice touch of riesling bottle development. Lingering peach peel fruit. Very big. A giant. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NAM-1416. 16 WYNCROFT MARLAND LATE HARVEST LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE RIESLING
3.5% RS. Oh, very racy and full of extract. No softness on the nose, no baby fat that many of the 2016 Michigan rieslings have shown in youth. Built to last./ Yes, loaded with material. On the palate, soft centered in youth still. No problem. Tasted 80/30/17. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1417. 13 WYNCROFT LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE RIESLING ICE WINE half bottle
At once sweet and brittle. That’s ice wine! The syrupy high residual sugar and the crackling high acid. Wonderful aromas and flavors of honey over a bowlful of sliced stone fruits. Great depth and variegation. Total ice wine. 98/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1418. 12 WHITE PINE MICHIGAN TRAMINETTE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2.8% RS. Rosy, powdery, fragrant. Bay-laurel./ Romantic, tonic, rangy, complex. One of the best of its genre. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1419. 16 TABOR HILL DRY LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE TRAMINETTE
Full varietal character. Still some reduction./ Expresses the varietal nature well. Not as forceful as a gewurztraminer. Emphasizes rose and peony. Still filling out, as many of these 2016 Michigan whites are. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NAM-1420. 14 TABOR HILL LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE TRAMINETTE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
True. Attractively fresh and showing varietal ID./ Sweetness balanced by good acid and that traminette bitter trace. Yes. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each (20% off this price)

NAM-1421. 16 LEFT FOOT CHARLEY GRAND TRAVERSE GEWURZTRAMINER
Good, subtle, accurate gewurz nose with ginger and orange zest. 2016 soft./ Near dry. Good varietal flavor intensity competes with Alsace versions. Not as viscous as an Alsace gewurz; cooler environs. Good power, and cool climate acidity, which, coupled with dryness, invites food. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NAM-1422. 16 TABOR HILL LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE GEWURZTRAMINER
Michigan Wine Competition Double Gold Medal, Best of Class Semi-Dry White Wine Trophy. Oh, this is a good and fruity, strong and explicit expression of the varietal, replete with rose, ginger, and bay-laurel./ Yes, full flavored and showing that classic gewurz yin-yang of glycerol and astringency. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NAM-1423. 16 CHATEAU FONTAINE SEMI-DRY LEELANAU PENINSULA GEWURZTRAMINER
Best vintage yet. More rose, more glycerol. Barbershop. Most gewurz personality here and maybe even in all Michigan gewurzs ever./ Off dry and luscious. Flavor profile still behind the aromatic intensity. Will grow. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NAM-1424. 16 FENN VALLEY FENNVILLE MUSCAT OTTONEL
Deep and green and classic. Defines the varietal via its larger than life New World magnification./ Great acid verve. Green all over. Lots of green citrus. Yow! 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

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NAM-1427. 13 BOUNDARY BREAKS OVID LANE NORTH FINGER LAKES RIESLING
4 clones. Shale, lime, sandstone, mica soils. Kabinett style. Not much bouquet formation yet./ Good, classic flavor, acid, feel, balance, sweetness. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NAM-1428. 15 DR. KONSTANTIN FRANK SEMI DRY FINGER LAKES RIESLING
2014: Wine & Spirits 92 - BEST BUY: ‘An inviting citrus scent leads into a semi-dry white that’s much warmer and rounder than the nose would suggest. The flavors have a pleasing breadth despite its racy, focused through-line. Give it a little time to come together, then serve with chicken paprikash.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NAM-1429. 15 DR. KONSTANTIN FRANK FINGER LAKES RKATSITELI
Vinous 90: ‘The Rkatsiteli variety is of Georgian origin, and is thought to be among the oldest wine grapes in the world. This odd but compelling variety has a long history in the Finger Lakes, as it was among Dr. Frank’s original plantings back in the 1950s. A longtime fan favorite, Dr. Frank’s Rkatsiteli used to be produced only in tiny quantities, but they have recently expanded the acreage so that the wine can be released into the broader market. This particular vintage boasts a flinty, exotic nose of crushed flowers, white peach, and lemon oil. The palate is light and lifted, with an electric energy and a salted lemon rind quality to the finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

CANADA

NAM-1431. 15 PELEE ISLAND ONTARIO CABERNET FRANC
Sweet and ideal northern cabernet franc, as always. Red raspberry./ Sweet red raspberry and seeds. Balanced, racy, savory. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1432. 15 PELEE ISLAND ONTARIO BACO NOIR
Clear, cool, fruity, spot on baco. Oak patina? Or is it baco’s smokiness? Regardless, this is special./ Cool, flowing, crisp, and ideal varietal character. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NAM-1433. 14 CAVE SPRING NIAGARA PENINSULA RIESLING ICE WINE half bottle
Wine Enthusiast 91: ‘Golden raisins, poached pear, caramel and butterscotch meld together in this low alcohol, intensely flavored icewine. The flavors expand to include candied pineapple, with tremendous viscosity and enough acidity to keep it aloft and penetrating. $60.’
How Many bottles/singles: 52.95 each

NAM-1434. 15 JACKSON-TRIGGS RESERVE NIAGARA PENINSULA VIDAL ICE WINE quarter bottle
Pours like syrup. Very spicy, very abundant. Very ripe and honeyed./ Yeah, thick, honeyed. Nectar, power, grip. Total concentration. Good vidal pear and pineapple. Out of this world. 97/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

NAM-1435. 11 PILLITTERI ESTATES NIAGARA PENINSULA VIDAL ICE WINE half bottle
Wine & Spirits 91: ‘This looks light and bright, with its green-tinted hue, but it’s as rich and sumptuous as lime curd. From out of the dense sweetness comes notes of green tea and lemon balm, uncannily delicate notes from a hedonistic bombshell.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

NAM-1436. 13 PILLITTERI ESTATES NIAGARA PENINSULA RIESLING ICE WINE half bottle
Intense peach and pineapple. Penetrating. Crackling cool./ Fine acid to balance sweetness. Really concentrated. Fabulous. 96+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each


 
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