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NEW ZEALAND

NZAS-1444. 17 LOVEBLOCK CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR
Pure, sweet, strawberry and cherry fruit. Not shrill./ Good fruit clarity augmented by a dab of pitch.. Racy acid for food. Good grip, tannin. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NZAS-1445. 16 INNOCENT BYSTANDER CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 90: ‛Perfumed, featuring floral highlights to the rich and juicy black cherry and licorice flavors at the core. Very expressive, on a velvety frame, with black tea accents on the finish. Drink now through 2028. $25.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NZAS-1446. 18 MUD HOUSE CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR
Wine Enthusiast 90: 'Cherry in both color and scent, this brambly Pinot offers ripe fruit and earthy spice, complete with wild violets and meaty undertones. The theme continues on the palate which is tightly wound with powerful tannins, structure and texture taking the spotlight from the fruit. $19.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NZAS-1447. 19 ALLAN SCOTT MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Spectator 93: ‛Stylish, generous and intense, featuring lemon curd, apricot and lime sherbet flavors that are vivid and mouthwatering, accented by details of matcha green tea, white pepper and passion fruit. Shows excellent follow-through on the finish. $17.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1448. 18 ART OF WINE THE GREAT WAVE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Katrsushika Hokusai painting label. Good grip. Fresh white grapefruit juice aroma./ Great acid, with padding. Delicious taste. No edges. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1449. 18 AUNTSFIELD SINGLE VINEYARD SOUTHERN VALLEYS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Est. 1873. Lovely aromas of ripe citrus and passion fruit. A beauty./ Great acid race. Great flavor clarity. Perfect balance. Yow. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NZAS-1450. 18 BARKER'S MARQUE RANGA RANGA ESTATE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Blind River, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, Muritai, Goldschmidt, West Rapaura Road, Wairau Valley, Marlborough. Fine race and cut and penetration. Brisk./ Round on entry, with a good response of acid etch. Juicy finale. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1451. 19 BARKER'S MARQUE THE LOOP MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
2018: Tasting Panel 91: 'Iconic New Zealand aromatics dreaw you in with tart gooseberry and grapefruit. Grown in dry, windy, cool-climate conditions, this wine shows a striking acidity with icy hints of crisp lime that melt across the palate. Tarragon and brushy notes with a hint of spice dart across the tongue, but the overall texture is superb. For us, The Loop represented the perpetual motion of sip and re-sip.'
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1452. 18 BARKER'S MARQUE ARONA MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
55% Blind River, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, 40% Goldschmidt, West Rapaura Road, 5% Muritai Riesling. Soft and tender, understated aroma./ Very easy going. Very light acid grip. Sweet aftertaste. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1453. 19 BARKER'S MARQUE THREE BROOMS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Both deep and brisk. Real persistence. One of the best vintages of this./ Yes, while racy, this is plumper than usual, with fine tangerine back taste. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NZAS-1454. 19 CLIFFORD BAY MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NZAS-1455. 19 CLOUDY BAY MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Spectator 93: ‛Vibrant and expressive, with bold Key lime, passion fruit and tangerine flavors that are succulent and show off details of litsea, lemon verbena and makrut lime leaf, accented by a vibrant thread of acidity. $31.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

NZAS-1456. 18 HAY MAKER MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Full and sweet and juicy. Heart on sleeve. Easy appeal./ Yes, this has an appealing citrus sweetness to it. More about tangelo than grapefruit. All around good guy. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NZAS-1457. 18 KIM CRAWFORD MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Spectator 90: ‛Bright and expressive, with toasted herb and saline notes adding an appealing savory edge to the core of melon, citrus and apricot flavors. Refreshing finish. $18.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NZAS-1458. 19 KOHA MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Totally brisk.. Screams of pink grapefruit./ Total vigor. Passion fruit. Off the charts. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1459. 18 MARISCO THE NED WAIHOPAI RIVER SAUVIGNON BLANC
Lime, grass, green hay. Not balmy in tropical and stone fruits. Refined. Reads a southern valley sauvignon./ Yes, so neat, so discreet. As it warms in the mouth, some passion fruit comes forth. Great acid, dryness, dignity. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1460. 18 MUD HOUSE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Full, and well measured as well. Sweet tropical fruits./ Yow, full burst of tropics and sweet citrus. Yes! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1461. 18 NOBILO ICON MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Enthusiast 91 - TOP 100: ‛Despite a tough vintage, this wine is showing all of the hallmarks of classic Marlborough Sauvignon. Aromas and flavors of snow peas, tropical and citrus fruits and touches of salty oyster shell are ensconced in a creamy texture and deftly balanced by citrusy acidity.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NZAS-1462. 17 RIMAPERE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
By Baron Edmund de Rothschild. Single vineyard. So why don't they name it? Boy, that's as brilliant a passion fruit aroma as you could ever want. Round, sweet, spirited. Shades of Hawaiian Punch. Great fruit purity. Crystalline clarity./ Riveting on the palate. Chiseled, while at the same time round and sweet. Great acid. Blow-away great NZ sauvignon. Where has this been all my life? Well, it only started in 2012. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NZAS-1463. 18 SPY VALLEY MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Waihopai & Wairau valleys. Seems at an ideal stage. Full. Tangy too. Plus the usual richness here./ Yes, rich and round. Cleansing citrus conclusion. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NZAS-1464. 18 SPY VALLEY SATELLITE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Zesty. Lots of lime. Alert, alive, bursting with citrus and soft tropical fruit aromas./ Yes, and guava too. Cedar, lime peel. Filling, mouth-tingling. Great, zingy acid. Long and involved. Refreshing finish. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1465. 18 THE CROSSINGS AWATERE VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Oh, pure and incisive passion fruit. Knocks my socks off./ Ruby red grapefruit too. Long and flavorful. Clinging, citrusy fruit acidity. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1466. 18 CRAGGY RANGE TE MUNA ROAD VINEYARD MARTINBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Enthusiast 90; Wine & Spirits 90; Wine Spectator 90: 'Peach, pear and pineapple flavors are fresh and juicy in this white, with accents of honeysuckle and fresh ginger that linger on the smooth and refreshing finish. $22.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NZAS-1467. 18 GROVE MILL WAIRAU VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Sweet citrus and tropics. Surges forth, delivers the goods./ Fruit juicy good. Grapefruit juice. Yow. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1468. 18 MT. BEAUTIFUL NORTH CANTERBURY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Tasting Panel 92/100. My notes: Fine aroma of passion fruit and tangelo. Deep and persistent./ Medium bodied. Incisive citrus juice, pulp, pith, and peel flavors. Long lasting, cool and fresh, peachy aftertaste. Wow. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

AUSTRALIA

NZAS-1470. 18 PENLEY PHOENIX COONAWARRA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Spectator 91: ' Firm, with concentrated, savory details of loam and toasted herbs adding terrific bass notes to the dense and muscular body of cassis, wild blackberry and plum flavors. Black tea, pepper and spice details linger on the finish. Drink now through 2035.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NZAS-1471. 17 ROBERT OATLEY MARGARET RIVER CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine & Spirits 90: ‛This wine's red-currant flavors meet tannins that reminded one taster of olive tapenade, another of bitter chocolate. Either way, those tannins are dark and rich against the lean, spicy cassis flavors. For flank steak. $20.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NZAS-1472. 16 RED HEADS STUDIO YARD DOG SOUTH AUSTRALIA RED
80% cabernet sauvignon from Limestone Coast and Coonawarra, 10% each petit verdot and merlot from Fleurieu Peninsula. Aussie sweet but not syrupy. Good power, wood spice, and bright fruit. A nicely controlled Aussie red./ Yes, a fine rendition of this cuvee. The sweetness, acid, strength, the wood and fruit, all in harmony. A delight. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1473. 16 MISFIT WINE CO. CYCLE BUFF BEAUTY LIMITED EDITION SOUTH AUSTRALIA SHIRAZ-MALBEC
Ripe and large. Really gives. A most powerful nose. Deep purple fruits. An amazing surprise what lurks within given the whimsical comic book label./ Yes, plush and abundant. Better than the 2015. Eager to please. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1474. 15 PETER LEHMANN THE BAROSSAN BAROSSA SHIRAZ
Wine Spectator 92 - SMART BUY: 'Dense, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins and fleshy notes of spiced plum and wild blackberry. Tobacco, espresso and nutmeg details add aromatic interest, but the focus and purity of the fruit flavors is most powerful on the long finish. Drink now through 2029.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NZAS-1475. 15 D'ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ
Parker 96: 'Black cherries and black olives mark the nose of the 2015 The Dead Arm Shiraz, d'Arenberg's flagship bottling. It's a blend of older and younger vines from different sites, depending on what the fruit has to offer. Full-bodied, concentrated and firmly structured, it's nevertheless velvety on the long finish, picking up hints of licorice and tarragon. It should be approachable sooner than The Coppermine Road Cabernet, but it still deserves a couple of years in the cellar. Drink 2020-2035.'
How Many bottles/singles: 64.95 each

NZAS-1476. 15 SIMON HACKETT THE GATEKEEPER MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ
Unfiltered. Buxom, ample, friendly. Sweet, abundant, spicy-oaky./ Rich and full McLaren style of fruit plus the oak seasonings. Gives and gives. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1477. 16 THOMAS GOSS MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ
Sweet, smooth, barrel aged. Well textured. A presentation that gets it done. Wonderful./ Sweetness, acidity, flavor, tannin-- all in super harmony. Yes, wonderful. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NZAS-1478. 14 TAHBILK NAGAMBIE LAKES SHIRAZ
Wine & Spirits 91/100. My notes: Vines planted in 1920s and 1930s. Aged in oak uprights and small French oak barrels. Deep, genuine, sensual, dusky classic./ Loaded. Ripe, husky, leathery, broad, meaty. Complete. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NZAS-1479. 14 HEWITSON BABY BUSH BAROSSA VALLEY MOURVEDRE
1853 vineyard. 15 months in seasoned oak barrels. Clear, cool, purple, Aussie ripe mourvedre. Light oak patina. Ideal./ Sweet, purple varietal display. Stunning wine of variety and place. The finish is Barossa sweet with enough acid to compensate. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NZAS-1480. 14 BAROSSA VALLEY ESTATE BAROSSA VALLEY GSM
Grenache, shiraz, mourvedre. As the 2013, controlled power for Barossa. This is even better than the 2013. Spicier, juicier. Sweet oak./ Sweet, warm fruit-oak combo without Barossa roast or syrup. McLaren like. Fine balance, measured input. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1481. 16 LANGMEIL THREE GARDENS BAROSSA SMG
Shiraz, mourvedre, grenache. Oh, that's good. Rich, intense, and beautiful./ Spicy, vigorous, barrel aged. The right stuff. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NZAS-1482. 18 BROKENWOOD HUNTER VALLEY SEMILLON
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE; Wine & Spirits 91 - BEST BUY: 'Think lemongrass cream puff, then take away the richness, and you might have something like this rainwater-fresh, vibrant white. Its floral notes of white tea hint at the wine's leesy tannins, suggesting the complexity to come after a few years of bottle age. $20.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NZAS-1483. 15 SILKMAN HUNTER VALLEY SEMILLON
Hunter semillon is one of Australia's gifts to the world of wines. I'm so pleased finally to have an exemplary rendition back in the market. Genuine. Sweet lemon and warm grain. No sulphury excess baggage. Clear example./ Good power. Doesn't seem woody. Glycerol lends a roundness without sweetness. Hunter semillon fulfillment. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NZAS-1484. 16 TAHBILK NAGAMBIE LAKES MARSANNE
Vines from 1927 forward. In Australia, the variety was formerly know as White Hermitage. Fresh and new. Full. Will age well./ Lanolin, wax; the real marsanne deal. Young. The youngest I've ever tasted one of these legends. 91++/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

SOUTH AFRICA

NZAS-1486. 17 DE WET EXCELSIOR ROBERTSON CABERNET SAUVIGNON
No brett, no dekk. All clear, New World, warm climate cabernet fruit, black and varietal./ Full, fine fruit. The right measures of acid and tannin. Great dinner wine value. Always is. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NZAS-1487. 16 RUST EN VREDE STELLENBOSCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Vinous 92: 'Matured in 20% new oak, the 2016 Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon has a well-defined, quite herbal but focused bouquet of blackberry and bilberry scents. The palate is well balanced with sappy black fruit and a fine bead of acidity. Quite tensile, leading to a very nicely focused finish that benefits from the prudent use of oak. Excellent. Drink 2020-2033. $35.'
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

NZAS-1488. 13 RUSTENBERG JOHN X. MERRIMAN STELLENBOSCH RED
Vinous 91: ' Bright, saturated ruby-red. Aromas of plum, mocha, cigar box, tobacco and wild herbs, along with strong exotic oak tones. A much mellower, smoother wine than the entry-level 2014 Cabernet, offering a sexy penetrating sweetness and very good energy to the flavors of dark berries, tobacco leaf, licorice and minerals. Spreads out nicely to saturate the palate and builds on the back end. Tannins are substantial but pliant and integrated. Much creamier and sweeter than the basic 2014 Cabernet but has the balance and structure for aging. Drink now-2025. $30.'
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NZAS-1489. 16 RUST EN VREDE STELLENBOSCH MERLOT
Wine Spectator 90: 'Features a pretty sage and menthol edge amid the core of gently mulled red and black currant fruit flavors. Lingering tobacco and cedar hints show on the finish. Drink now through 2020. $28.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NZAS-1490. 17 MAN FAMILY BOSSTOK COASTAL REGION PINOTAGE
2015: Bosstok = untrellised bush vines. Roasted meat, smoke, coffee. Pretty good pinotage set./ Good meat, earth, animal. No brett/dekk. Chewy, meaty constitution. Wonderful texture, mouthfeel. Delivers for the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NZAS-1491. 19 BARISTA WESTERN CAPE PINOTAGE
He was in my office last year! Yes, the accidental inventor of 'coffee' pinotage, Bertus Fourie. A large, gentle, soft spoken man. And here it is: the coffee, the mocha, the cacao nibs. More flow and less constitution than thge 2018./ Yes, the same aromatic repertoire on the palate. More ease, more levity than the 2018. Fully satisfying. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1492. 16 BERGKELDER FLEUR DU CAP WESTERN CAPE PINOTAGE
2015: 14%. Wow, large, sweet, strong, generous. Forceful, concentrated. Signs of barrel influence./ Wow, this delivers. Full of fruit. Zero animal. Yes! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1493. 17 LIEVLAND BUSHVINE PAARL PINOTAGE
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛This is ripe and fruit-forward upfront, with abundant aromas of brambly berry and cherry that are partnered with delicate scents of violet and baking spice. The texture is smooth as silk, with medium acidity and fine tannins that are soft yet lend ample structure to the palate. It's pristine and laser focused, with great purity and a fresh red-berry flavor that endures on the finish.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NZAS-1494. 15 SIMONSIG STELLENBOSCH PINOTAGE
A full one, with coffee, charcuterie, roasted meat, beef stock./ Flavor confirms. A big, beefy pinotage. Total pinotage. Smoky, gamy. Class of Stellenbosch. Substantial and outstanding. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NZAS-1495. 17 ESSAY WESTERN CAPE SHIRAZ
Very giving, ample. Depth and breadth, intensity. Beautiful and strong syrah presence. The others add spicy seasonings. One of the best vintages. Penetrates, dazzles./ Yes, has flair. Round, suave, smooth, full. Helluva deal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NZAS-1496. 18 VAL DU CHARRON APHAEA CELLARMASTER'S RESERVE WESTERN CAPE RED
44% syrah, 28% mourvedre, 22% grenache, 8% tinta barocca. Cool, racy black fruits. Sweet fruited and rangy thanks to the mix of varieties./ Appropriately medium bodied. Spiced meat accents; a range of peppercorn colors. Hint of rosemary. Wide appeal here. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NZAS-1497. 19 STORM POINT SWARTLAND RED
NY Times 20 Reds Under $20: ‛This wine from the Swartland region northeast of Cape Town, South Africa, is a homage to the red blends of the south of France. It‛s 56 percent cinsault, a work-horse grape that is getting more attention and care these days, with the remainder syrah and carignan. It‛s fruity yet lithe, underlined with light tannins. $16.99.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1498. 16 HAMILTON RUSSELL HEMEL EN AARDE VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Wine Spectator 93/100. My notes: Rich and soft, New World contrast to the pair of white burgundies tasted right before it. Good oak-fruit balance. Surely a Cape chardonnay superstar./ Yeah, plush and well balanced. Mid term ager. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

NZAS-1499. 17 DE WETSHOF LIMESTONE HILL ROBERTSON CHARDONNAY
Off the charts, and reasonably priced. Unoaked, yet with all the amplitude in the world. The elegance, the calcaire. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NZAS-1500. 19 ESSAY WESTERN CAPE CHENIN BLANC
With viognier and roussanne. Skillfully done. Good basis of chenin melon with the stone fruit input of the others./ Flavors confirm. VERY desirable. Check the price. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NZAS-1501. 19 A. A. BADENHORST SECATEURS SWARTLAND CHENIN BLANC
2018: Wine & Spirits 94 - BEST BUY: 'Drought conditions followed by a cool harvest season produced a stunning version of Adi Badenhorst's entry-level chenin. He took an unusual approach in 2018, harvesting the fruit over the course of 12 days and adding each day's fruit to the already-fermenting musts. All of it was whole-bunch pressed, and one-quarter was fermented in old casks, the rest in tanks. Left on its lees for seven months with occasional stirring, the final wine is as deep and rich in flavor as its yellow hue predicts: It moves from waxy apple flavors to mango, wildflower honey and tangerine. It feels all of a piece, bright acidity holding the flavors taut and firm, a large-boned chenin fit for a crown roast of pork. All that for $16.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1502. 18 CAPE VENTURE LUBANZI SWARTLAND CHENIN BLANC
Sweet and rich chenin nose. Warm stone fruit and grain aromas./ Spice and melon flavors. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1503. 19 ROBERTSON WINERY ROBERTSON CHENIN BLANC
Wine & Spirits 92 - BEST BUY: ‛East of the Cape, Robertson is a town in the Breede River Valley where this chenin ripened to juicy honeydew melon and spiced pear flavors. There's a line of lemony acidity to highlight the fruit sweetness, a match for turkey and stuffing with raisins.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NZAS-1504. 15 GROOT CONSTANTIA ESTATE GRAND CONSTANCE MUSCAT DE FRONTIGNAN half bottle
2013: Decanter 98/100. My notes: 1/3 red muscat. An essence. More intense, brighter, crisper than the 2010./ Yes, a total essence; a timeless wine. Total concentration. Brilliant acid. Goes all the way. 99/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 74.95 each


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