updated 3-22-19
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NEW ZEALAND

NZAS-1464. 14 THE CROSSINGS AWATERE VALLEY PINOT NOIR (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
Cool and elegant. Cool vintage forward and flowing./ Good, juicy acid and suave texture. Food wine. 91/100. List price: $25.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (30% off this price)

NZAS-1465. 15 LOVEBLOCK CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 92: 'Rich and creamy, with clove-scented notes of black cherry, plum and licorice that are vibrant and expressive, while intriguing details of forest floor and fresh herb linger, adding another dimension. Shows terrific harmony on the finish. Drink now through 2028.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NZAS-1466. 17 MUD HOUSE CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR
2015: Wine Spectator 91: ‛Supple and expressive, with clove-scented red berry flavors, black tea and dried thyme notes that have plenty of focus and drive on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2025. $18.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NZAS-1467. 16 ASTROLABE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
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 (30% off this price)

NZAS-1468. 17 AUNTSFIELD SINGLE VINEYARD SOUTHERN VALLEYS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Spectator 91: ‛Supple and smooth, offering a lovely frame for the distinctive notes of Key lime, lemongrass, candied ginger and saline to accent the core of melon and mango flavors. Shows plenty of acidity to keep the flavors fresh.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NZAS-1469. 17 BARKER'S MARQUE RANGA RANGA ESTATE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
2016: 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: 12.99 each

NZAS-1470. 17 BARKER'S MARQUE THE LOOP MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
2016: 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: 12.99 each

NZAS-1471. 17 BARKER'S MARQUE ARONA MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
2016: 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: 12.99 each

NZAS-1472. 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: 16.99 each

NZAS-1473. 18 CLOUDY BAY MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
2017: Wine & Spirits 92; Parker 90: 'Hints of snow pea pods accent tropical fruit notes in a wine that is soft, round and harmonious, showing ample concentration and length despite the rain-plagued harvest. Unlike the 2005, a freakish vintage that continues to drink well, I'd opt for drinking the 2017 over the next year or two.'
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NZAS-1474. 17 GREYWACKE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Enthusiast 90: 'A wallflower when compared to other, more aggressively aromatic Kiwi Sauvignon Blancs, this wine offers hints of citrus, stone fruit, flowers and grass on the nose. The palate is of most interest here: It's linear and chalky yet slippery in feel, with a fair lick of acidity that's just barely balanced by fruit and florals. $23.'
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NZAS-1475. 17 HAY MAKER MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Passion fruit and sweet citrus. Right./ Yes, juicy and classic. Good acid. Good price. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NZAS-1476. 17 KIM CRAWFORD MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Tasting Panel 91/100. My notes: Richer than the 2017 Oyster Bay sauvignon. Lower key aromatics. Deep and etched. Variegated. Well fashioned./ The usual Kim Crawford sauvignon sweetness (a reason for its popularity) countered this vintage by superior acidity to create a balanced sweet-tart effect. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1477. 17 MARISCO FERNLANDS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Extreme, sweet grapefruit, passion fruit. Just right./ Flavorful, refreshing.. Clinging. Flavors confirm aromas. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1478. 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: 14.99 each

NZAS-1479. 17 OYSTER BAY MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Pure passion fruit. Really sings./ Racy and passionate. Pure and delightful. Flows easily. Why NZ sauvignon is so popular. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1480. 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-1481. 17 SPY VALLEY MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Fresh and brisk as always, but even more brilliant in 2017./ Yes, fresh citrus of the ripe sort. More like tangerine than grapefruit. Balanced and delish. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NZAS-1482. 18 SPY VALLEY SATELLITE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
2016: New, lower priced sauvignon blanc from Spy Valley. Pure pink grapefruit. Sweet-tart./ Tangy grapefruit juice acid. Yeah! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1483. 17 THE CROSSINGS AWATERE VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Piercing NZ sauvignon clarity from Marlborough‛s southernmost valley. Pure passion fruit, with light lime and grapefruit suggestions./ Yes, and pink grapefruit too. Great acid, astringency, even bitterness to accompany the abundant NZ fruit display.My goodness, this is total. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

NZAS-1484. 17 CRAGGY RANGE TE MUNA ROAD VINEYARD MARTINBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Tasting Panel 91; Wine Spectator 90 - SMART BUY: ‛Polished Key lime, green apple, peach and melon flavors have an appealing saline note that adds to the mouthwatering quality. Smooth and lush on the finish.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NZAS-1485. 17 GROVE MILL WAIRAU VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Spectator 90 - BEST VALUE: ‛Tangy peach, mango and green apple flavors are intense and focused, with accents of lemongrass and fresh ginger. Harmonious on the long finish. $15.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

AUSTRALIA

NZAS-1487. 15 ROBERT OATLEY MARGARET RIVER CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2014: 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: 17.99 each

NZAS-1488. 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-1489. 15 TAIT THE BALL BUSTER OLD VINES BASKET PRESSED BAROSSA VALLEY RED
Parker 91/100. My notes: .80% shiraz, 12% cab sauv, 8% merlot. 15.9%. Rich, forward, pushy, powerful. Best vintage yet./ Rich, robust, forceful. Complete mouthful. Yow. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

NZAS-1490. 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-1491. 12 MUSTER S BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
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. There‛s coolness and fresh fruit clarity. Aging evenly, becoming nice and mellow./ Refined berry, briar patch charms. At a very good stage, showing 2012 sweet fruit largesse and attractive bottle bouquet at age six. Will serve well with summer BBQ and cold-month hearty fare 201802019. Wow. 92/100. List price: $32.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (30% off this price)

NZAS-1492. 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-1493. 15 TORBRECK WOODCUTTERS BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ
Wine Spectator 91/100. My notes: Oh, elegant, not aggressively oaky like many a previous vintage. Purple plush fruit. Silky./ Yes, still some tannin but less than before. 15% shows big time, but this works. Purple charms. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

NZAS-1494. 15 MITOLO JESTER MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ
2014: 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: 19.99 each

NZAS-1495. 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-1496. 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: 16.99 each

NZAS-1497. 13 DOMAINE TOURNON MATHILDA VICTORIA SHIRAZ
Wine Enthusiast 91 - BEST BUY: 'This is full and richly textured without being overdone. Crushed stone and cracked pepper aromatics give it a nose that resembles some Northern Rhone examples, while the fruit is earthier and tinged with blackberries, then finishes with dusty tannins. Drink now - 2020.'
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1498. 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-1499. 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-1500. 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-1501. 10 MUSTER M BAROSSA VALLEY MOURVEDRE (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
Deep, sweet, and purple fruited. Fine bouquet development. This reminds me of a mature Bandol augmented by barrel aging and Barossa fruit ripeness./ Large, with clear varietal character expressed in a garrulous Aussie manner. Yes! 92/100. List price: $30.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each (30% off this price)

NZAS-1502. 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-1503. 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-1504. 16 TYRRELL'S HUNTER VALLEY SEMILLON
Est. 1858. Classic waxy character plus newness, brightness./ Yes, good lemon curd semillon fruit. Fine balance of acid and glycerol. Hallmark composition. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

NZAS-1505. 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-1507. 16 DE WET EXCELSIOR ROBERTSON CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Wine Enthusiast 90 - BEST BUY; ‛This shows moderate scents of ripe black plum, blueberry and raspberry that ride over subtle hints of blackcurrant leaf, bramble and pressed purple flowers. Medium weight and smooth on the palate, it boasts crushed-velvet tannins. The medium-length finish offers a solid fruit presence that veers toward berry compote and crumble, with lingering sweet spice.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NZAS-1508. 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-1509. 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-1510. 15 RUST EN VREDE STELLENBOSCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2014: 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: 29.99 each

NZAS-1511. 16 RUSTENBERG STELLENBOSCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2013: Intense and warm Cap cabernet./ Yes, stalwart, with lots of oak. Ager. No dekk. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

NZAS-1512. 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-1513. 13 CHAMONIX FRANSCHHOEK RED (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
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 (30% off this price)

NZAS-1514. 16 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: 10.99 each

NZAS-1515. 17 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. Here‛s his best vintage to date. Oh, this is coffee coffee, fresh, arabica. And dark chocolate. Superior acidity. Honestly, the most lifted of all of them./ Oh, gosh, I mean this is just like fresh grounds. Espresso bitterness. Never-ending. Off the charts. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1516. 14 THE GRINDER WESTERN CAPE PINOTAGE
Coffee, mocha, chocolate. Rich and complete. As promised./ Fine balance, arabica-like fruit and acid. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

NZAS-1517. 15 BERGKELDER FLEUR DU CAP WESTERN CAPE PINOTAGE
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: 14.99 each

NZAS-1518. 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: 18.99 each

NZAS-1519. 15 VAL DU CHARRON APHAEA CELLARMASTER'S RESERVE WESTERN CAPE RED
44% syrah, 28% mourvedre, 22% grenache, 8% tinta barocca. Cool, black, sweet, spicy, broad, vigorous./ Yes, sweet and spicy. Well crafted. After the fine 2013, this scores again. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

NZAS-1520. 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-1521. 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-1522. 18 A. A. BADENHORST SECATEURS SWARTLAND CHENIN BLANC
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-1523. 17 CAPE VENTURE LUBANZI SWARTLAND CHENIN BLANC
Fresh quince and melon chenin aromas. Simple pleasures./ Dry and soft. Pleasing flavor and texture. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

NZAS-1524. 13 SEVEN SISTERS ODELIA WESTERN CAPE BUKETTRAUBE (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 6.99 each (30% off this price)

NZAS-1525. 15 ROBERTSON WINERY SPECIAL LATE HARVEST ROBERTSON GEWURZTRAMINER (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
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 (30% off this price)

NZAS-1526. 13 GROOT CONSTANTIA ESTATE GRAND CONSTANCE MUSCAT DE FRONTIGNAN half bottle
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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