updated 11-16-17
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NEW ZEALAND

NZAS-1522. 13 GROVE MILL WAIRAU VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Good, sweet, complete NZ cool climate pinot, with light oak aura./ Fresh, unique, pure. The acid is nicely coated by pinot’s natural smoothness. A fine example. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1523. 14 MUD HOUSE CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 90 - TOP 100 2016: ‘Fleshy and appealing, with vibrant cherry and plum notes that have nutmeg and black tea flavors lingering on the finish. Offers good intensity and a velvety texture. Drink now through 2026.’ Imagine, a Central Otago pinot at this price! Most are over $30.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1524. 15 ASTROLABE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Enthusiast 90; Wine Spectator 90: ‘Crisp lime, grapefruit, passion fruit and lemongrass flavors show accents of fresh ginger. Smooth and succulent, especially on the finish. $24.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NZAS-1525. 16 AUNTSFIELD SINGLE VINEYARD SOUTHERN VALLEYS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Decanter Magazine 98: ‘MB: Beautifully poised and extravagant, with Sauvignon personality; grass, gooseberry and elderflower, crunchy acid and good length. Yum! BC: A weighty wine with quite intense red capsicum, gooseberry and nectarine flavours. It’s also showing impressive purity and length. CD: Classic mix of fresh and dried herbs fine citrus and tropical passionfruit and peach hints. Balanced and fresh, lively and lengthy, a nice wine overall.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NZAS-1526. 15 AUNTSFIELD SINGLE VINEYARD SOUTHERN VALLEYS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Est. 1873 (Marlborough’s first). Gorgeous array of gooseberry and passion fruit aromas, so pure and clear and penetrating./ Just as vivid a palate palette. Full textural excitement too. Everything’s well integrated. Exquisite overall. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NZAS-1527. 16 BARKER’S MARQUE RANGA RANGA ESTATE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
From the far-south Blind River sector. Nose still reclusive (5/31/17) but the palate is bright, crisp, and lemony. Ideal by mid summer. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NZAS-1528. 16 BARKER’S MARQUE THE LOOP MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
From Blind River in the south. A little reserved to start, though clearly juicy and citrusy. Builds in aromatic intensity as it airs./ Yes, juicy and citric, with tangerine emphasis. Carries on the tradition. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NZAS-1529. 16 BARKER’S MARQUE ARONA MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Lovely lemon-lime, 7UP aroma with passion fruit and mango highlights. Very, very lifted, crisp, cool./ Delicious flavor echo of the entire aromatic set. No grapefruit. Best ever. So lifted, balanced, sweet-tart. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NZAS-1530. 17 BARKER’S MARQUE THREE BROOMS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Opens close, neat, right. Swells with aeration, yet retains just lovely discretion, poise, gentility. Nature of the vintage?/ Both fruit sweetness and racy acidity in balance. Delicate and delicious sweet citrus. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1531. 16 CLIFFORD BAY MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Fresh and floral and penetrating. Lovely./ Yes! Citrus aromatics. Tangelo especially. Great tang. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NZAS-1532. 16 CLOUDY BAY MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine & Spirits 90; Wine Spectator 90: ‘Elegant, peppery white floral notes give way to mouthwatering Key lime and Meyer lemon flavors, lingering effortlessly on the intense finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NZAS-1533. 16 DOG POINT MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Spectator 90: ‘The crisp lime and grapefruit notes are lively and juicy up front, set on a fleshy body. Becomes more complex on the finish, with honeysuckle details and a whiff of green tea.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NZAS-1534. 16 DRYLANDS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Well, I’m glad to have a chance to taste this. I’ve loved earlier vintages. Total gooseberry. Intense. OMG, the aromatic intensity of this!/ Gooseberry, mint, bergamot. Out of this world. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NZAS-1535. 15 GREYWACKE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Crisp and low key grapefruit. Singular./ Yes, juicy white grapefruit. Ripe fruit acid. Juicy and balanced. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NZAS-1536. 16 HAY MAKER MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Nice and brisk, even shrill. Perfect pitch./ Yes, refreshingly brisk, but not really shrill on the palate. More relaxed and forgiving. Rich textured. Hits the spot. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

NZAS-1537. 16 KIM CRAWFORD MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Sweet, floral, seductive. Honeysuckle./ Honeyed grapefruit, citrus blossom. Best vintage of this I’ve tasted. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1538. 16 KONO MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Maori owned. Sweet citrus and soft tropics, including passion fruit. Balanced and charming./ Yes, tender on the approach, with enough acid backing. Suave, gentle, perfectly fashioned. Sits comfortably on the palate. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1539. 16 MATUA MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Sweet and citrusy. Lemon, lime, grapefruit. Appealing./ All over again. They nailed it. Oodles of appeal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1540. 15 MOHUA MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Pink grapefruit, sweet and juicy./ And white grapefruit with full cut, acidity. Ideal, really. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

NZAS-1541. 15 MOUNT NELSON MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
2014: Very high pitched gooseberry, sweet citrus, tangerine, mango, passion fruit. Precise and insistent./ Racy acid. Lots of verve, vitality, juice. Fabulous. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1542. 14 MOUNT NELSON MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Very high pitched gooseberry, sweet citrus, tangerine, mango, passion fruit. Precise and insistent./ Racy acid. Lots of verve, vitality, juice. Fabulous. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NZAS-1543. 15 MUD HOUSE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Spectator 90: ‘Precise lemon meringue, pear and green apple flavors are crisp and refreshing, balanced and intense, light and smooth.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1544. 16 NAUTILUS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Oh so fine and full of tropical fruits and flowers. Including tangelo./ The acid doesn’t strike on entry but comes roaring forth in the back of the mouth, juicy and intense. What a joyful, singular Marlborough sauvignon. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1545. 16 OYSTER BAY MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Very incisive, even tonic citrus and passion fruit./ Sweetish. Enough cut though. Market-tuned and well priced. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NZAS-1546. 16 SILENI CELLAR SELECTION MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Rich and racy grapefruit and passion fruit aromas. Pungent./ Rich and juicy. Fresh squeezed white grapefruit juice. Sweet-tart play. Classic Marlborough sauvignon. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1547. 16 SPY VALLEY MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wow! Sweet pink grapefruit with a dollop of maraschino cherry syrup on top. Cool and penetrating. Extreme./ All over again on the palate, plus cut and sweet balance. Sharp edge, mellow center. I mean, I’ve been a steady fame of Spy Valley sauvignons, but I’ve never rated an earlier vintage this high before. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NZAS-1548. 15 SPY VALLEY MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Wine Spectator 90: ‘Intense and aromatic, this opens with a whiff of smoke to the Meyer lemon, melon and apple flavors, mingling with honeysuckle and pear details and lingering on the long finish. $20.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

NZAS-1549. 16 SPY VALLEY SATELLITE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
New, lower priced sauvignon blanc from Spy Valley. Pure pink grapefruit. Sweet-tart./ Tangy grapefruit juice acid. Yeah! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NZAS-1550. 16 VILLA MARIA PRIVATE BIN MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Super expressions of gooseberry and passion fruit. So pure, concentrated, lasting. This blows me away. Never had one quite this fresh before./ Total newness. No waitin’, no hesitatin’! Wow wine. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1551. 16 CRAGGY RANGE TE MUNA ROAD VINEYARD MARTINBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Spectator 92 - SMART BUY: ‘This detailed white shows fresh fennel and celery leaf accents to the core of mandarin orange, papaya and lime flavors. Silky and very juicy, with plenty of elegance on the finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

AUSTRALIA

NZAS-1553. 12 ZONTE’S FOOTSTEP AVALON TREE LANGHORNE CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each (20% off this price)

NZAS-1554. 12 JIM BARRY THE COVER DRIVE COONAWARRA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
International Wine Cellar 90: ‘Dark purple. Red- and blackcurrant on the nose, with hints of tobacco, dark chocolate and vanilla. Rich and supple on the palate, showing nicely concentrated dark berry flavors, juicy acidity and slow-building mocha and vanilla qualities. Picks up a smoky element with air and finishes with suggestions of dried cherry and plum.’
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NZAS-1555. 14 ROBERT OATLEY MARGARET RIVER CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘This is a terrific value in supple, ready-to-drink Cabernet. The nose is open and fragrant, offering hints of cherry and cassis, while the palate delivers bright fruit flavors spiced with cinnamon, clove and mocha. This elegant wine should continue to drink well through 2025. $20.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NZAS-1556. 15 HOPES END SOUTH AUSTRALIA RED
Tasting Panel 91: ‘An energetic array–Shiraz, Grenache, Malbec and Petit Verdot–awash with dense ripe, summer-sweet fruit. Boysenberry, blueberry, cherries; wound together and tied with a chocolate string. Sumptuous and silky, a broad surge of licorice and salted caramel mocha latte on the finish.’
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

NZAS-1557. 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: 11.99 each

NZAS-1558. 11 PETER LEHMANN CLANCY’S BAROSSA RED
#59 - Wine Spectator Top 100 2014: ‘This red is supple, expressive and appealing, with pure blueberry and plum fruit, shading the finish with loamy earth and sweet spice hints. Shows presence and length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. Drink now through 2016. 90/100.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1559. 13 ROUTE DU VAN VICTORIA SHIRAZ-CABERNET
Wine & Spirits 90 - TOP 100 VALUES: ‘This is a delicate beauty, its flavor depth carrying none of the weight that devoted Aussie red wine drinkers may expect. On the other hand, if you prefer reds that leave plenty of room for food, check this out. It’s more Rhône-like than cabernet, with black pepper spice and great length of baked strawberry freshness (a contradiction, perhaps, but a delicious one). The tannins are a little sticky, if you’re looking for a caveat. But then look at the price…it’s as if you’re back in the 1980s.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1560. 13 MISFIT WINE CO. CYCLE BUFF BEAUTY LIMITED EDITION SOUTH AUSTRALIA SHIRAZ-MALBEC
90/10. Wow! Bursting with fruit! No heat, no syrup. Ideal fruit framing. Dark oak. McLaren like. An amazing surprise what lurks within given the whimsical comic book label./ Deep, sweet, spirituous Aussie that sports balance. Finds a sweet spot. Ready to enjoy. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1561. 12 BEST’S GREAT WESTERN VICTORIA PINOT NOIR
Est. 1866. Deep and concentrated. Burgundy like earthiness. Oak and baked cherry./ Game, earth, acid, more. Welcome high acidity for an Aussie pinot. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NZAS-1562. 12 ROUTE DU VAN VICTORIA DOLCETTO - SHIRAZ
79-21. Fresh, plummy fruit of dolcetto in Aussie sweet style./ Yes, very juicy and fine race and acid. Great freshness, vitality, texture. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NZAS-1563. 12 JIM BARRY THE LODGE HILL CLARE VALLEY SHIRAZ
Wine & Spirits 91 - BEST BUY: ‘This grows in a warm spot in a high-elevation vineyard otherwise planted to riesling. It’s clean, fragrant and relatively light in weight; the purple plum fruit has a tart, almost malic acidity, creating a peppery crush of flavor. Serve it slightly chilled.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1564. 13 BAROSSA VALLEY ESTATE BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ
Very dark./ Black and purple fruits and intense power. Violets, raspberry, white pepper./ Lush and full and powerful. Frame and strength control Barossa lushness. Big time shiraz. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NZAS-1565. 12 MUSTER BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ
Aged in 3-4 year old French oak barrels. Sweet and lovely raspberry aroma. Ripe and polished, elegant. Not singed or syrupy like some Barossas./ Refined berry, briar patch charms. Wow. Great now. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NZAS-1566. 10 CHATEAU TANUNDA GRAND BAROSSA BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ
Australia’s oldest Chateau, site of the first vines planted in the Barossa (1845); aged 18 months in French oak. Loaded. As good as the 09, and younger. Rich, ripe Barossa fruit and warm, savory oak spices in balance. Nothing overdone, overstated, or out of proportion./ Yes, full savor, warmth, oak spices and sweet fruit. Coffee, caramel, and other empyreumatic goodies. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NZAS-1567. 14 MITOLO JESTER MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ
James Halliday 93/100. My notes: Deep and rich and dark and classic. Best in the series./ Rich and classic, with ripe fruit and McLaren’s dark and solid character. Neither as sweet nor as blatantly woody as these used to be years back. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NZAS-1568. 15 THOMAS GOSS MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ
Fruit clarity, McLaren intensity. Very lovely take. Will continue to support it./ Even handed. Well priced. Gotta like that. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1569. 14 THOMAS GOSS MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ
James Suckling 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1570. 12 PENFOLDS BIN 128 COONAWARRA SHIRAZ
James Suckling 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NZAS-1571. 13 DOMAINE TOURNON MATHILDA VICTORIA SHIRAZ
2012: Wine Spectator 92/100. My notes: Deep, cool, northern Rhone syrah suggestions. Purple and reductive. Very black fruited, pure, well structured./ Again, cool, spicy, racy. Good acid and structure. Quite apart from those syrupy Barossa shirazes. Shows the Chapoutier hand. Well liked by the group. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NZAS-1572. 11 PYREN VINEYARD BROKEN QUARTZ PYRENEES SHIRAZ
A fine and elegant expression of a cool vintage and high altitude vineyards. Very bright, crisp, charming fruit perfumes./ Oh, special. Even violets in its fruit-flower complex. All accomplished. Very smooth-textured accomplishment at age six. Quite the opposite of the sweet and strong Barossa shiraz sort. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

NZAS-1573. 10 SMALL GULLY MR. BLACK’S CONCOCTION BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ-VIOGNIER
Wine Spectator 90: ‘This firm-textured wine shows clarity and focus, playing the black currant flavors against hints of smoke and licorice, finishing with fine tannins. Best from 2015 through 2020. $25.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NZAS-1574. 14 DOMAINE TERLATO & CHAPOUTIER VICTORIA SHIRAZ-VIOGNIER
95-5. Lift and give. Cool by Victoria standards? High altitude? Good oak and power./ Clarity and coolness. The viognier supplies a leavening. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NZAS-1575. 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-1576. 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-1577. 14 ROBERT OATLEY MARGARET RIVER CHARDONNAY
Fresh, elegant. Balance of oak and fruit. All beauty./ Sweet and crisp and nutty; harmonious. Tropics, acid, all. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1578. 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-1579. 16 TYRRELL'S HUNTER VALLEY SEMILLON
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

SOUTH AFRICA

NZAS-1581. 14 MAN FAMILY OU KALANT COASTAL REGION CABERNET SAUVIGNON
15% merlot. 15 months is French and American oak, 7% new. Good, sweet blackberry-currant with merlot plushness. Right./ Suave, sweet, appealing New World cabernet. Notable varietal markers and light oak. Mild tannin. Works. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NZAS-1582. 12 ERNIE ELS PROPRIETOR’S BLEND STELLENBOSCH RED
Wine Spectator 91: ‘A sleek, polished style, with a tight-grained structure that lets the roasted cedar, vanilla, black tea, cassis and plum notes glide along seamlessly. The finish lingers with a velvety feel and an echo of smoldering tobacco. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2017. $38.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NZAS-1583. 14 RUST EN VREDE STELLENBOSCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Deep-seated Stellenbosch cabernet ID. Sweet blackberry aroma. Good wood and time in barrel senses./ Dry and close knit. Will fill with aeration. For the table and for the cellar. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NZAS-1584. 13 RUSTENBERG STELLENBOSCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Intense and warm Cap cabernet./ Yes, stalwart, with lots of oak. Ager. No dekk. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NZAS-1585. 13 DE WET EXCELSIOR ROBERTSON CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Est. 1697; calcareous soils. Gamy elements distinct from the usual Cape leather. Very powerful./ Sweet and gamy and strong. Full presence and sweetness carry for food. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NZAS-1586. 14 RUST EN VREDE STELLENBOSCH MERLOT
Est. 1694. Good oak, fruit, acidity. No discerning varietal characteristics. Just a fine Cape red wine./ Yes, a good, solid rood, free of Cape horsiness. Perfectly ripe and balanced for current use. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

NZAS-1587. 13 CHAMONIX FRANSCHHOEK RED
47% cabernet sauvignon, 25% malbec, 20% merlot, 8% petit verdot. 18 months in seasoned French oak. Great Art Nouveau label. Clear claret expression. Ripe enough but not New World overboard. Sweet fruit and no horse./ Well, a wisp of saddle leather that’s not at all out of place in a Cape claret. Smooth. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NZAS-1588. 14 MAN FAMILY BOSSTOK COASTAL REGION PINOTAGE
Bosstok = untrellised bush vines. Impressively hearty, bold, bulky. Complexing hint of dekk. An attractive oak aura./ This is full. Great body. Impressive balance of bulk and tart acidity. At this price, has it all. Better than the pleasing 2013. Complete pinotage. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NZAS-1589. 13 TORMENTOSO BUSH VINE COASTAL REGION PINOTAGE
1 year in oak. Mellows it. Bright fruit will not be denied though. Love it./ Yes, bright fruit and barrel aged suavity in tandem. Toast and coffee notes. Fine tannin. Works. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1590. 14 BARISTA WESTERN CAPE PINOTAGE
Coffee, mocha, black cherry./ Yes, clear, dark fruit and dark roast coffee. Bitter espresso. Hint of Cape horseflesh, dekk. Definitely bitter chocolate and coffee. Great acid. Fine example. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1591. 14 THE GRINDER WESTERN CAPE PINOTAGE
Coffee, mocha, chocolate. Rich and complete. As promised./ All of the above confirmed on the palate. Fine balance, arabica-like fruit and acid. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1592. 12 REYNEKE ESTATE STELLENBOSCH SYRAH
Parker 93: ‘The 2012 Syrah is 35% whole-cluster foot-crushed and the rest destemmed to avoid any carbonic flavors, fermented naturally matured in 2,500-liter foudres and 225-liter second- and third-fill barrels for 16 months. It has a very pure bouquet with lifted raspberry and wild strawberry scents with a cheeky camphor notes coming through with aeration. The palate is crisp and taut, almost Cornas-like, very linear and structure with great precision on the white pepper dashed finish. This is a sublime Syrah - genuine class.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

NZAS-1593. 14 FAIRVIEW ESTATE CAPE GRANITE PAARL MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS. PAARL RED
65% shiraz, 20% grenache, 15% tempranillo. A successful combo of Mediterranean varieties from the eatate of Charles Back of Goats do Roam fame. Ripe and husky syrah concentration laced with mineral savors, rounded out with grenache sweetness and glycerol, and lifted by tempranillo buoyancy./ Meaty, savory palate with a hint of Cape leather. Very popular with the weekly panel. Cases sold. 90/100. List price: $18.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NZAS-1594. 15 VAL DU CHARRON APHAEA CELLARMASTER’S RESERVE WESTERN CAPE RED
44% syrah, 28% mourvedre, 22% grenache, 8% tinta barocca. Very bright, charming, clear, cool, pure. None of the usual young mencia reduction./ Shines on the palate too. Smooth, polished, and ideal take on mencia. Ready to serve. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NZAS-1595. 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-1596. 16 KEN FORRESTER PETIT STELLENBOSCH CHENIN BLANC
Freshest and best in several vintages. Lovely melon nose./ Fresh, Vouvray like. Character, texture, fine flavor, acid, body. Beautiful. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1597. 15 MAN FAMILY FREE-RUN STEEN COASTAL REGION CHENIN BLANC
Parker 91: ‘The 2015 Free Run Steen Chenin Blanc has an attractive nose with fresh grapefruit and passion fruit scents that are well defined and articulate the variety with clarity. The palate is well balanced with crisp grapefruit and light honeyed tones, very harmonious with well judged acidity and a composed, quite elegant finish. This is an excellent Chenin Blanc. $11.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NZAS-1598. 16 CAPE VENTURE LUBANZI SWARTLAND CHENIN BLANC
James Suckling 91/100. My notes: Good and husky Cape chenin with texture, body, etch, and sweet fruit. Apple, pear, quince./ Juicy and varietal and full. Lightly etched with acid. Good example. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1599. 15 FAIRVIEW ESTATE CAPE GRANITE PAARL MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS. PAARL WHITE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each (20% off this price)

NZAS-1600. 13 SEVEN SISTERS ODELIA WESTERN CAPE BUKETTRAUBE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each (20% off this price)

NZAS-1601. 15 ROBERTSON WINERY SPECIAL LATE HARVEST ROBERTSON GEWURZTRAMINER
Highly aromatic gewurz rose, ginger, bergamot range./ Sweet and spicy and exotic. Very gingery, zesty. Balance of sweet and snappy, nippy. One of the freshest and best examples of this. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NZAS-1602. 10 GROOT CONSTANTIA ESTATE GRAND CONSTANCE MUSCAT DE FRONTIGNAN half bottle
1/3 red muscat. Sweet marmalade nose with floral overtones. 12.5%./ Sweet honey, peach, orange. Enveloped fruit acid. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each


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