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NEW ZEALAND

NZAS-1449. 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-1450. 17 LOVEBLOCK CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR
Wine Spectator 90: 'Savory and distinctive, with minty herbal and minerally crushed rock details to the core of firm cherry and raspberry flavors, accented by clove and cumin notes. The tannins firm up on the finish. Drink now through 2030. $30.'
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

NZAS-1451. 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-1452. 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: 21.99 each (30% off this price)

NZAS-1453. 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-1454. 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-1455. 18 BARKER'S MARQUE THE LOOP MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
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-1456. 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-1457. 18 BARKER'S MARQUE THREE BROOMS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
Wine Spectator 90: ‛Pear, pineapple and ruby grapefruit flavors are vibrant and refreshing, showing purity and intensity on the long, intense finish.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

NZAS-1458. 18 CLOUDY BAY MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
James Suckling 91/100. My notes: Full. Mellow. Aged in seasoned barrels.. Round and inviting./ Juicy acid and good body. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

NZAS-1459. 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: 21.99 each

NZAS-1460. 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-1461. 18 KIM CRAWFORD MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC
2017: 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: 16.99 each

NZAS-1462. 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-1463. 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-1464. 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-1465. 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-1466. 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-1467. 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-1468. 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-1469. 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: 14.99 each

NZAS-1470. 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-1472. 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-1473. 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-1474. 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-1475. 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-1476. 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-1477. 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-1478. 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-1479. 15 D‛ARENBERG THE DEAD ARM MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ
Parket 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-1480. 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-1481. 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-1482. 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-1483. 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-1484. 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-1485. 18 BROKENWOOD HUNTER VALLEY SEMILLON
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-1486. 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-1487. 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-1489. 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-1490. 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-1491. 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-1492. 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-1493. 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-1494. 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-1495. 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-1496. 18 BARISTA WESTERN CAPE PINOTAGE
2017: 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, 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: 15.99 each

NZAS-1497. 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-1498. 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-1499. 16 JAM JAR WESTERN CAPE SHIRAZ
As promised, as intended. Pleasing, uncomplicated, fruity, proper,/ Sweet, with tannin and fruit and balance. Well fashioned. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

NZAS-1500. 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-1501. 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-1502. 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-1503. 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-1504. 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-1505. 13 SEVEN SISTERS ODELIA WESTERN CAPE BUKETTRAUBE (End of Bin Sale-- 30% off)
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 6.99 each (30% off this price)

NZAS-1506. 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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