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Our Newest Classics Collection

Every month, the buyers at VINTAGES introduce a limited assortment of fine wines and premium spirits that meet our rigorous standards of excellence from the most prestigious, sought-after producers and regions in the world, including older vintages and rare selections.


Online and Phone Ordering begins Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.

All orders are first-come, first-served.

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July Product Updates

The following products were previously unavailable, but will be available to purchase starting July 5, 2018.

LCBO # PRODUCT NAME VINTAGE
62828 DOMAINE GIRAUD LES GALLIMARDES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2015
553651 PENLEY STEYNING CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013
31294 PEGASUS BAY PINOT NOIR 2014

The following July Classics Collection products will not be available to purchase.

LCBO # PRODUCT NAME VINTAGE
562736 HALL ELLIE'S CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013
558163 AUBICHON RIVERSIDE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2015
558155 AUBICHON CHARDONNAY 2015
543405 SALENTEIN NUMINA SPIRIT VINEYARD GRAN CORTE 2014
562744 THE BRIDGE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013
543405 SALENTEIN NUMINA SPIRIT VINEYARD GRAN CORTE 2014
558163 AUBICHON RIVERSIDE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2015
558155 AUBICHON CHARDONNAY 2015

 

July 2018 Classics Collection

Style Region Product LCBO # Size (mL) Score Price Opening
Inventory
(btls.)
Red Wine France – Bordeaux CHÂTEAU MONTROSE LA DAME DE MONTROSE 2014 455410 750 JS 93 $80.00 259
Red Wine France – Bordeaux CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2010 260679 750 RP 94 $190.00 355
Red Wine France – Bordeaux CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON 2010 573907 750 RP 96 $266.00 355
Red Wine France – Bordeaux CHÂTEAU GRAND-PONTET 2010 573915 750 RP 90 $90.00 202
Red Wine France – Bordeaux CHÂTEAU LARCIS-DUCASSE 2010 260687 750 RP 98+ $302.00 163
Red Wine France – Bordeaux CHÂTEAU LE MOULIN 2009 557868 750 RP 92 $118.00 190
Red Wine France – Bordeaux CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2009 202754 750 RP 100 $627.00 54
Red Wine France – Burgundy BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN 2015 661330 750 WS 92 $60.00 268
Red Wine France – Burgundy DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHARMES-CHAMBERTIN GRAND CRU 2015 675710 750 RP 93-95 $265.00 48
Red Wine France – Burgundy DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CLOS DE LA ROCHE GRAND CRU 2015 675702 750 BH 92-94 $328.00 36
Red Wine France – Burgundy DOMAINE CHANDON DE BRIAILLES LES LAVIÈRES SAVIGNY-LÈS-BEAUNE 1ER CRU 2015 499756 750 BH 92 $87.00 178
Red Wine France – Burgundy LEROUX VOSNE-ROMANÉE VILLAGES 2015 568816 750 BH 89-92 $125.00 115
White Wine France – Burgundy LEROUX SOUS LE CHÂTEAU SAINT-ROMAIN 2015 568832 750 BH 87-89 $53.00 226
White Wine France – Burgundy LOUIS JADOT MEURSAULT 2015 494963 750 WE 92 $90.00 238
White Wine France – Burgundy DOMAINE JEAN DAUVISSAT SÉCHET CHABLIS 1ER CRU 2014 499665 750 RP 91 $49.00 358
Red Wine France – Rhône DOMAINE GIRAUD LES GALLIMARDES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2015 62828 750 WS 97 $150.00 88
Red Wine France – Rhône LA FERME DU MONT CÔTES CAPELAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2015 78857 750 RP 94-97+ $100.00 238
Red Wine France – Rhône J. DENUZIÈRE CÔTE ROTIE 2014 571521 750 RP 93 $90.00 178
White Wine France – Rhône GABRIEL MEFFRE LAURUS CONDRIEU 2014 193599 750 WS 92 $71.00 238
White Wine France – Alsace CAVE DE TURCKHEIM BRAND PINOT GRIS 2012 560391 750 JS 93 $40.00 118
Champagne France – Champagne DOM PÉRIGNON LUMINOUS BRUT CHAMPAGNE 2009 422584 750 WS 96 $279.00 208
Champagne France – Champagne ARMAND DE BRIGNAC DEMI-SEC CHAMPAGNE  574558 750 DEC 93 $400.00 120
Champagne France – Champagne BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS CHAMPAGNE  263731 750 WS 90 $112.00 142
White Wine France – Loire PASCAL JOLIVET LE CHÊNE MARCHAND SANCERRE 2015 560326 750 WS 91 $47.00 178
White Wine Austria BRÜNDLMAYER KAMPTALER TERRASSEN GRÜNER VELTLINER 2016 979708 750 WE 92 $30.00 598
White Wine Germany – Mosel STUDERT-PRÜM GRAACHER HIMMELREICH RIESLING KABINETT 2012 160853 750 WAL 92 $26.00 432
Sparkling Wine United Kingdom – England HUSH HEATH LESLIE'S RESERVE NV SPARKLING  571083 750 WE 90 $50.00 234
Red Wine Italy – Alto Adige/Trentino FRANZ HAAS SCHWEIZER PINOT NERO 2013 570192 750 RP 93 $73.00 62
Red Wine Italy – Basilicata PATERNOSTER DON ANSELMO AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE 2013 437848 750   $69.00 88
White Wine Italy – Campania DI MEO ALESSANDRA FIANO DI AVELLINO 2010 562355 750 RP 92+ $32.00 670
Red Wine Italy – Lazio FIORANO ROSSO 2012 570218 750 VIN 91 $134.00 223
White Wine Italy – Lazio FIORANO BIANCO 2014 570226 750   $97.00 88
Red Wine Italy – Piedmont CAVALLOTTO BRICCO BOSCHIS BAROLO 2013 579276 750 RP 96+ $114.00 115
Red Wine Italy – Piedmont FRANCO BOASSO GABUTTI BAROLO 2013 191056 750 JS 94 $60.00 478
Red Wine Italy – Piedmont ROCCHE COSTAMAGNA DELL'ANNUNZIATA RISERVA BAROLO 2011 542860 750 JS 94 $80.00 136
Red Wine Italy – Sicily TENUTA DI FESSINA LAENEO NERELLO CAPPUCCIO 2015 557926 750 VIN 93 $40.00 598
Red Wine Italy – Tuscany BARONE RICASOLI CASALFERRO 2015 122598 750 JS 95 $50.00 172
Red Wine Italy – Tuscany SAPAIO 2015 334565 750 JS 95-96 $91.00 174
Red Wine Italy – Tuscany CASTELLO DI VOLPAIA COLTASSALA RISERVA CHIANTI CLASSICO 2013 477653 750 WS 93 $64.00 178
Red Wine Italy – Tuscany GUADO AL TASSO MATAROCCHIO 2013 340174 750 RP 99 $383.00 19
Red Wine Italy – Tuscany ROCCA DA CASTAGNOLI STIELLE GRAN SELEZIONE CHIANTI CLASSICO 2013 459529 750 JS 94 $42.00 598
Red Wine Italy – Tuscany LA RASINA IL DIVASCO RISERVA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 570168 750 RP 95 $115.00 109
Red Wine Italy – Tuscany POGGIO SAN POLO RISERVA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010 539718 750 JS 97 $162.00 118
Red Wine Italy – Tuscany FATTORIA DEI BARBI VIGNA DEL FIORE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2007 93609 750 WE 93 $88.00 130
Red Wine Italy – Tuscany FRESCOBALDI RIPE AL CONVENTO DI CASTELGIOCONDO RISERVA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2007 494500 1500 JS 94 $300.00 5
Red Wine Italy – Veneto DAL CERO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 2012 570200 750 JS 93 $74.00 238
Red Wine Portugal MONTE DA CAL SATURNINO GRANDE RESERVA 2011 489104 750 WE 93 $32.00 298
Red Wine Portugal QUINTA DA ZARALHÔA 2011 574855 750 WE 94 $50.00 178
Red Wine Spain VIZCARRA CELIA 2012 549626 750 RP 95 $136.00 238
Red Wine Spain GRANJA NUESTRA SEÑORA DE REMELLURI GRAN RESERVA 2010 548040 750 JS 98 $102.00 73
Red Wine Spain MAETIERRA DOMINUM QP 2009 548032 750 WE 94 $62.00 286
Red Wine Australia AMELIA PARK RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014 571224 750 AWC 97 $76.00 190
Red Wine Australia KAY BROTHERS AMERY VINEYARD BLOCK 6 SHIRAZ 2014 598870 750 AWC 97 $96.00 94
Red Wine Australia LEEUWIN ESTATE ART SERIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 619445 750 JS 96 $69.00 286
Red Wine New Zealand THE ELDER PINOT NOIR 2014 483735 750 BC 95 $55.00 178
Red Wine Argentina SALENTEIN NUMINA SPIRIT VINEYARD GRAN CORTE 2014 543405 750 WE 93 $35.00 n/a
Red Wine Argentina GRAN ENEMIGO SINGLE VINEYARD GUALTALLARY CABERNET FRANC 2013 562645 750 JS 99 $110.00 26
Red Wine Chile ALMAVIVA 2015 740233 750 JS 100 $246.00 54
Red Wine Chile CONCHA Y TORO DON MELCHOR CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014 403980 750 WS 96 $130.00 223
Red Wine USA – California DOMINUS 2014 576108 750 RP 97 $405.00 826
Red Wine USA – California DOMINUS 2014 63487 1500 RP 97 $815.00 69
Red Wine USA – California FOXEN BIEN NACIDO VINEYARD BLOCK 8 PINOT NOIR 2014 490755 750 WE 95 $76.00 334
Red Wine USA – California KERR CELLARS RESERVE 2014 530956 750 RP 95 $265.00 166
Red Wine USA – California DONELAN WALKER VINE HILL SYRAH 2013 558122 750 RP 96 $143.00 166
Red Wine USA – California GUNDLACH-BUNDSCHU VINTAGE RESERVE RED 2013 395673 750 RP 97 $183.00 55
Red Wine USA – California HALL ELLIE'S CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 562736 750 RP 93+ $131.00 166
Red Wine USA – California MT. BRAVE MERLOT 2013 558171 750 RP 94 $109.00 187
Red Wine USA – California THE BRIDGE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013 562744 750 RP 94 $232.00 106
White Wine USA – California BIEN NACIDO VINEYARDS CHARDONNAY 2015 376764 750 WE 94 $69.00 148
White Wine USA – California FLANAGAN CHARDONNAY 2015 571349 750 WE 94 $85.00 166
Red Wine USA – Oregon AUBICHON RIVERSIDE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2015 558163 750 RP 94+ $75.00 n/a
White Wine USA – Oregon AUBICHON CHARDONNAY 2015 558155 750 RP 92+ $60.00 n/a
Red Wine USA – Washington AVENNIA ARNAUT BOUSHEY VINEYARD SYRAH 2015 551663 750 RP 94-97 $85.00 102
Red Wine USA – Washington K POWERLINE SYRAH 2015 562652 750   $72.00 150
Red Wine USA – Washington CADENCE BEL CANTO 2014 571356 750 RP 95+ $95.00 166
Fortified Wines Portugal TAYLOR FLADGATE SINGLE HARVEST TAWNY PORT 1966 393009 750 WS 96 $320.00 79
Whisky/Whiskey United Kingdom – Scotland SPRINGBANK 18-YEAR-OLD CAMPBELTOWN SINGLE MALT  235119 700 WB 90.5 $275.00 148

CHÂTEAU MONTROSE LA DAME DE MONTROSE 2014
Second wine of Château Montrose, AC Saint-Estèphe

455410 (XD) 750mL $80.00

TASTING NOTE: What a nose for a second wine! Lovely cassis and delicately leafy/earthy aromas. It's a rare beast: a really mineral red Bordeaux. This has excellent balance of ripeness and fresh dry tannins and acidity. Long, clean finish. Score: 93 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Feb. 13, 2017)

CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU 2010
4e cru, AC Saint-Julien

260679 (XD) 750mL $190.00

TASTING NOTE: This wine is more backward than I would have normally expected, but nevertheless, it is very impressive. The 2010 Branaire-Ducru displays an inky bluish purple color and loads of mulberry, raspberry, black currant, graphite and floral notes in its intense aromatics. Medium to full-bodied , with sensational ripeness, purity, texture and length, the tannins are slightly more prominent than I remember from barrel, but they are sweet and ripe (as opposed to astringent and bitter). This beautiful wine needs 4-6 years of cellaring and should keep 25-30 years. Drink: 2017-2047. Score: 94 (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Feb. 27, 2013)

CHÂTEAU DUHART-MILON 2010
4e cru, AC Pauillac

573907 (XD) 750mL $266.00

TASTING NOTE: Dense purple, with classic notes of cedar and lead pencil shavings as well as gobs of b[l]ack currants and licorice, the wine has a full-bodied mouthfeel with fabulous precision and density. It also possesses a long, silky finish with moderately high tannins, but they are ripe and well-integrated. The wood is clearly pushed to the background in this dense, full-bodied Pauillac, which should drink beautifully for 30+ years. Drink Date: 2013-2043. Score: 96 (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Feb. 27, 2013)

CHÂTEAU GRAND-PONTET 2010
AC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

573915 (XD) 750mL $90.00

TASTING NOTE: A classic St.-Emilion, the 2010 from Grand-Pontet is dense purple and ripe, with loads of black cherry, plum, fig and vanillin notes. The wine has a full-bodied yet luscious and succulent mid-palate that gives it accessibility now despite some elevated tannins in the long finish. It is well-made and generally one of the better values of St.-Emilion. Drink Date: 2015-2028. Score: 90 (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Feb. 27, 2013)

CHÂTEAU LARCIS-DUCASSE 2010
AC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

260687 (XD) 750mL $302.00

TASTING NOTE: The wine boasts 14.6% natural alcohol and is a final blend of roughly three-fourths Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, cropped at a ridiculously low 19 hectoliters per hectare. Notes of licorice, garrigue, incense, smoked meats, espresso, creme de cassis and blackberry liqueur jump from the glass of this unbelievably intense wine. Remarkably full, with compelling freshness and precision, this is a fabulous effort in 2010. It will probably close down over the next several years, and not re-emerge for at least a decade, something that often happens with the bigger, richer, more muscular St.-Emilions from the limestone hillsides and plateaux. This is one of the superstars of the vintage and a profound wine. Drink it between 2020 and 2045. Score: 98+ (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Feb. 27, 2013)

CHÂTEAU LE MOULIN 2009
AC Pomerol

557868 (XD) 750mL $118.00

TASTING NOTE: A classic wine from this estate, whose wines can be somewhat exotic in a rather le Pin-like style, the 2009 is opaque ruby/purple, with notes of blackberry and black cherry fruit, an opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel, and loads of generosity and glycerin. There are also hints of herbs and Asian spices in this fleshy wine, which is meant for consumption over the next 10-15 years. Drink Date: 2012-2027. Score: 92 (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Dec. 22, 2011)

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE POYFERRÉ 2009
2e cru, AC Saint-Julien

202754 (XD) 750mL $627.00

TASTING NOTE: One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit, glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040. Score: 100 (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Dec. 22, 2011)

BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN 2015
AC

661330 (XD) 750mL $60.00

TASTING NOTE: This is concentrated, with a supple texture and bracing acidity framing the cherry, strawberry and earth flavors. Has tension and energy on the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033. Score: 92 (Bruce Sanderson, winespectator.com, Nov. 30, 2017)

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CHARMES-CHAMBERTIN GRAND CRU 2015
AC

675710 (XD) 750mL $265.00

TASTING NOTE: The 2015 Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru offers a mixture of red and black fruit on the nose, later orange rind and hints of Seville orange marmalade coming forth, though generally remaining more backward compared to recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin, quite structured and perhaps a little Mazis-Chambertin in style. It is endowed with plenty of crunchy black and red fruit developing towards the finish with a potent spiciness that lingers in the mouth. This is a vivacious Charmes-Chambertin even if, to be honest, it is surpassed by the other grand crus in this vintage. Drink Date: 2020-2040. Score: 93-95 (Neal Martin, robertparker.com, Dec. 30, 2016)

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU CLOS DE LA ROCHE GRAND CRU 2015
AC

675702 (XD) 750mL $328.00

TASTING NOTE: A discreet lashing of wood easily allows the equally sauvage-suffused nose to display its array of various dark berries, earth, floral and soft underbrush scents. The energetic and beautifully well-detailed medium weight flavors exude a subtle minerality on the muscular finish that exhibits focused power and excellent persistence. This is one of those relatively rare wines that will age effortlessly for years yet should be enjoyable the entire way. Drink: 2032+. Score: 92-94 (Allen Meadows, burghound.com, Jan. 15, 2017)

DOMAINE CHANDON DE BRIAILLES LES LAVIÈRES SAVIGNY-LÈS-BEAUNE 1ER CRU 2015
AC

499756 (XD) 750mL $87.00

TASTING NOTE: Discreet wood and menthol notes frame the very ripe aromas of cassis, violet, earth and spice. There is once again excellent richness, volume and sappy dry extract to the middle weight plus flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the refined and impressively long finish. This is certainly quite ripe but there is good tension and this should amply repay extended cellaring. Outstanding Top Value. Drink: 2025+. Score: 92 (Allen Meadows, burghound.com, April 15, 2017)

LEROUX VOSNE-ROMANÉE VILLAGES 2015
AC

568816 (XD) 750mL $125.00

TASTING NOTE: There is enough wood to warrant mentioning surrounding the super-spicy aromas of black cherry, raspberry, violet and Asian-style tea. The suave, rich and impressively concentrated medium-bodied flavors also deliver fine length and excellent complexity on the even more tightly wound, firm, serious and youthfully austere finale. This is an excellent Vosne villages and highly recommended. Drink: 2023+. Outstanding Top Value. Score: 89-92 (Allen Meadows, burghound.com, April 15, 2017)

LEROUX SOUS LE CHÂTEAU SAINT-ROMAIN 2015
AC

568832 (XD) 750mL $53.00

TASTING NOTE: A hint of matchstick character can be found on the very fresh aromas of green apple and citrus zest. There is a lovely sense of vibrancy to the reasonably well-delineated flavors that exhibit a subtle minerality on the nicely dry, crisp and moderately persistent finish. This is pretty much textbook St. Romain. Drink 2018+. Score: 87-89 (Allen Meadows, burghound.com, June 11, 2017)

LOUIS JADOT MEURSAULT 2015
AC

494963 (XD) 750mL $90.00

TASTING NOTE: Here's a plump, comfortable wine reflecting the warm vintage for whites. It is rich and soft, although with plenty of toast and spice from the barrel fermentation and aging. This generous wine needs a few more months to allow the fruit to speak. Drink from late 2018. Score: 92 (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Feb. 1, 2018)

DOMAINE JEAN DAUVISSAT SÉCHET CHABLIS 1ER CRU 2014
AC

499665 (XD) 750mL $49.00

TASTING NOTE: The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Sechet actually has a very similar nose to the nascent 2015, with that marine influence and that sea spray crashing on the rocks, clearly evident. The palate is crisp and fresh with lime cordial, orange zest and a hint of apricot on the entry. The acidity here is well judged and there is a linearity and focus on the finish that I find very appealing. Give this another 12 months in bottle and then it will present several years of drinking pleasure. Drink Date: 2018-2028. Score: 91 (Neal Martin, robertparker.com, Aug. 30, 2016)

DOMAINE GIRAUD LES GALLIMARDES CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2015
AC

62828 (XD) 750mL $150.00

TASTING NOTE: Very seductive, with a note of Turkish coffee out front, quickly melding into a delicious mix of black currant, plum and boysenberry pâte de fruit flavors. Lots of black tea, incense and warm fruitcake details swirl throughout, while well-buried minerality keeps the finish lengthy and firmly grounded. This just gets bigger and bigger with aeration. Best from 2020 through 2040. Score: 97 (James Molesworth, winespectator.com, Oct. 31, 2017)

LA FERME DU MONT CÔTES CAPELAN CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2015
AP

78857 (D) 750mL $100.00

TASTING NOTE: Even better than the Vendange cuvee, and I suspect one of the wines of the vintage, Stephane's 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Côtes Capelan is the top wine of the estate and is made from 80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, raised 70% in concrete and 30% in barrels. There's under 500 cases of this beauty and it reveals a deep purple color as well as decadent notes of blackberries, blackcurrants, crushed rocks and melted licorice. Full-bodied, thick, unctuous and massively concentrated, with ripe tannin and a killer finish, don't miss it! Score: 94-97+ (Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com, Oct. 28, 2016)

J. DENUZIÈRE CÔTE ROTIE 2014
AC

571521 (XD) 750mL $90.00

TASTING NOTE: Deep, rich and surprisingly concentrated for a 2014, with gorgeous blackberry, plum, charred meats and crushed rock aromas and flavors, the 2014 J. Denuzière Côte Rotie is medium to full-bodied, layered and rich, with terrific length. It has ripe tannin, integrated acidity and I suspect will drink well for 10-12 years. Drink Date: 2016-2028. Score: 93 (Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com, Dec. 30, 2016)

GABRIEL MEFFRE LAURUS CONDRIEU 2014
AP

193599 (XD) 750mL $71.00

TASTING NOTE: Fun and flattering, with plantain, mango, papaya and green fig notes all layered seamlessly, backed by light fennel and verbena threads on the creamy finish. Exotically delicious. Drink now through 2019. Score: 92 (James Molesworth, winespectator.com, May 31, 2017)

CAVE DE TURCKHEIM BRAND PINOT GRIS 2012
AC Alsace Grand Cru

560391 (XD) 750mL $40.00

TASTING NOTE: The concrete and stone character with dried apple, pear and lemon curd undertones are beautiful. Full body, dense and layered with lots of intense fruit and length. Excellent. Drink now. Score: 93 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, June 30, 2017)

DOM PÉRIGNON LUMINOUS BRUT CHAMPAGNE 2009
AC

422584 (XD) 750mL $279.00

TASTING NOTE: There's a subtle power to this graceful Champagne, which boasts a firm, crystalline frame of acidity married to the fine, satinlike mousse and notes of white raspberry, brioche and Earl Grey tea. Seamless through to the long finish of smoke and spice accents, this opens beautifully in the glass. Drink now through 2029. Collectibles. Score: 96 (Alison Napjus, winespectator.com, Nov. 30, 2017)

ARMAND DE BRIGNAC DEMI-SEC CHAMPAGNE
AC

574558 (M) 750mL $400.00

TASTING NOTE: This is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier and from the 2006, 2007 and 2008 vintages. The wine has spent almost six years ageing in the cellar before [being] released. Despite having 33 g/l of dosage, the sugar is very well-integrated and it doesn't taste that sweet. Lovely candied fruit and red fruit compote with notes of blueberries and raspberry. Palate is juicy with a creamy texture and some white floral hint on the finish. Light and fresh with a great depth. Score: 93 (Christelle Guibert, decanter.com, Nov. 24, 2016)

BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS CHAMPAGNE
AC

263731 (XD) 750mL $112.00

TASTING NOTE: Poached pear and lemon pâte de fruit flavors are underscored by hints of smoky minerality, candied ginger and biscuit in this zesty, mouthwatering Champagne, which has a lively mousse. Drink now through 2020. Score: 90 (Alison Napjus, winespectator.com, 2017)

PASCAL JOLIVET LE CHÊNE MARCHAND SANCERRE 2015
AC

560326 (XD) 750mL $47.00

TASTING NOTE: Fresh, with good cut to the mix of gooseberry and white peach notes. A pithy jicama edge on the finish imparts tension. Drink now through 2018. Score: 91 (James Molesworth, winespectator.com, April 30, 2017)

BRÜNDLMAYER KAMPTALER TERRASSEN GRÜNER VELTLINER 2016
DAC Kamptal

979708 (XD) 750mL $30.00

TASTING NOTE: Pure notes of Conference pear appear with the first whiff on the nose and then stay throughout the palate. They are joined by bright and zesty lemon freshness on a concentrated yet very streamlined body. A touch of spritz accentuates that bright lemon and green-pear delicacy even more. Very fresh, very invigorating, it's totally delicious. Score: 92 (Anne Krebiehl, MW, Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 1, 2017)

STUDERT-PRÜM GRAACHER HIMMELREICH RIESLING KABINETT 2012
Prädikatswein, Gutsabfüllung

160853 (S) 750mL $26.00

TASTING NOTE: A superb, intensely mineral, very natural wine with an absolutely unique flavor profile, at a giveaway price. There's nowhere in the world that can do this at the price. Great Mosel Kabinett is surely among the world's best wine buys. Score: 92 (John Szabo, MS, winealign.com, Sept. 3, 2014)

HUSH HEATH LESLIE'S RESERVE NV SPARKLING
Traditional method, England

571083 (XD) 750mL $50.00

TASTING NOTE: A whiff of salted caramel endows the nose with an appetizing idea of toffee apple. The frothy palate is lively and shows off ripe, fruity apple notes of Red Delicous and shortcrust pastry. Crispness is countered by richer, playful fruit that anchors notes of biscuit and yeast. The finish is sustained. Score: 90 (Anne Krebiehl, MW, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 1, 2017)

FRANZ HAAS SCHWEIZER PINOT NERO 2013
DOC Alto Adige

570192 (XD) 750mL $73.00

TASTING NOTE: The Franz Haas 2013 Alto Adige Pinot Nero Schweizer exhibits an enormous level of elegance and grace. It is aged in oak for 15 months. The wine sings in strong voice, but delivers an unforgettable melody. Delicate tones of dried raspberry, fresh mountain violets and candied almond come to attention. The focus and sharpness of those aromas are particularly well managed in this classic vintage. The mouthfeel is supple and silky. Drink Date: 2016-2026. Score: 93 (Monica Larner, robertparker.com, July 28, 2016)

PATERNOSTER DON ANSELMO AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE 2013
DOC

437848 (XD) 750mL $69.00

Paternoster's Don Anselmo Aglianico del Vulture is a benchmark wine; it has done much to enhance the reputation of the region both within Italy and internationally. Monica Larner described the 2012 as "... a measuring stick by which younger producers test their abilities ..." (robertparker.com, Aug. 30, 2016) and awarded it a rating of 93 points. The 2013 of this flagship wine will deliver similar full-bodied, seductive, spice-affected dark fruit.

DI MEO ALESSANDRA FIANO DI AVELLINO 2010
DOCG

562355 (XD) 750mL $32.00

TASTING NOTE: Thick in consistency and structure, the 2010 Fiano di Avellino F Selezione Alessandra is a beautiful wine that shows the aging potential of this mighty white grape from Campania. Yellow rose, crushed mineral, citrus and cantaloupe melon emerge from the bouquet. The wine offers great textural richness with soft, creamy consistency on the close. Drink Date: 2015-2020. Score: 92+ (Monica Larner, robertparker.com, April 29, 2015)

FIORANO ROSSO 2012
IGT Rosso Lazio

570218 (XD) 750mL $134.00

TASTING NOTE: Bright deep ruby. Perfumed violet and blackberry aromas and flavors are complicated by sweet spices and Oriental woods. Very ripe and fleshy, with a warm weather style of fruit richness. Finishes long and smooth but with a hint of peppery spices. This is a noteworthy step up in concentration and refinement from the Fioranello, but my feeling is it might prove even better in a cooler year. Still, this is very promising. Drink 2017-2022. Score: 91 (Ian D'Agata, vinous.com, Aug. 2017)

FIORANO BIANCO 2014
IGT Lazio

570226 (XD) 750mL $97.00

The volcanic soils of the Fattoria di Fiorano vineyards are planted to Merlot, Cabernet, Semillon and Malvasia di Candia. Founder Alberico Boncompagni Ludovisi, who inherited these lands in 1946, has employed organic agriculture from the very beginning, rejecting the post-war trend toward the false miracle of chemical interference in the vineyard. This spirit of traditional winemaking continues to this day. Look for this 100% Semillon to deliver intense, complex fruit with toast, butter and vanilla undertones. This is crafted to reflect an elegant, characterful wine - and keep an eye out for that refined volcanic minerality.

CAVALLOTTO BRICCO BOSCHIS BAROLO 2013
DOCG

579276 (XD) 750mL $114.00

TASTING NOTE: Cavallotto is on a roll with some very impressive new releases. The 2013 Barolo Bricco Boschis is a tremendous effort that has an edge on the excellent 2010 vintage in my view. The wine shows a beautifully exuberant but elegant bouquet with the ethereal and undertone fruit and spice aromas you get with Nebbiolo. Although the wine is never overdone, it does show silky persistence and a long finish that comes from the noble nature of the tannins and the wine's textural finesse. Yet, it is playfully deceiving in a way because behind that polished grace, it delivers impressive depth and power. Drink Date: 2019-2040. Score: 96+ (Monica Larner, robertparker.com, June 30, 2017)

FRANCO BOASSO GABUTTI BAROLO 2013
DOCG

191056 (XD) 750mL $60.00

TASTING NOTE: Chewy and rich with plum, walnut and dark chocolate character. Full body, polished and strong tannins yet rich and vivid in the finish. Better in 2019 but already delicious. Score: 94 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, July 11, 2017)

ROCCHE COSTAMAGNA DELL'ANNUNZIATA RISERVA BAROLO 2011
DOCG

542860 (XD) 750mL $80.00

TASTING NOTE: Pretty ripe fruit and juicy tannins show through here. Lots of toasted oak. Full body, round and savory. So much sexy fruit. Delicious now but, of course, will improve with age. Score: 94 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Oct. 20, 2017)

TENUTA DI FESSINA LAENEO NERELLO CAPPUCCIO 2015
DOC Sicilia

557926 (XD) 750mL $40.00

TASTING NOTE: Dark red. Very perfumed hints of blood orange and strawberry on the nose and palate, complicated by hints of botanical herbs and flint. Long, savory and blessed with sneaky concentration without too much alcohol (only 12.5%), this is another knockout, bright and juicy but multilayered Laeneo from Fessina (the 2013 Laeneo is another memorable wine). Drinking window: 2017-2021. Score: 93 (Ian D'Agata, vinous.com, Sept. 2017)

BARONE RICASOLI CASALFERRO 2015
IGT Toscana

122598 (XD) 750mL $50.00

TASTING NOTE: Blackberries, blackcurrants, dark plums, Chinese spices and hints of vanilla. Full body, incredibly structured tannins, plenty of juicy blue fruit and a long finish. It's all so balanced and refined yet muscular. Better in 2020. Score: 95 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Aug. 28, 2017)

SAPAIO 2015
DOC Bolgheri Superiore

334565 (XD) 750mL $91.00

TASTING NOTE: Could be one of the best Sapaios in years thanks in part to a beautiful ripe fruit and acid balance. Fantastic intensity here. Love the depth and richness of blackcurrant and dark-chocolate character showing now. Score: 95-96 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Oct. 7, 2016)

CASTELLO DI VOLPAIA COLTASSALA RISERVA CHIANTI CLASSICO 2013
DOCG

477653 (XD) 750mL $64.00

TASTING NOTE: Violet and lilac aromas make way for blackberry and cherry flavors in this detailed, lacy red. Vibrant and well-structured, with a mouthwatering finish permeated by fruit. Best from 2018 through 2028. Score: 93 (Bruce Sanderson, winespectator.com, Sept. 30, 2017)

GUADO AL TASSO MATAROCCHIO 2013
IGT Toscana

340174 (XD) 750mL $383.00

TASTING NOTE: The 2013 Matarocchio is perhaps the most stunning wine I have yet tasted from the prolific portfolio of Italy's most important producer: Marchesi Antinori. This pure expression of Cabernet Franc comes from the family's Bolgheri estate Tenuta Guado al Tasso. I tasted the wine after it had been in bottle for 18 months. It is set to be released in September and less than 4,000 bottles were produced. Matarocchio was not made in 2014. Cabernet Franc is quickly becoming a headline grape along the Tuscan Coast, and this beautiful creation builds a rock-solid case for that claim. The bouquet is deep and penetrating with delicious and succulent aromatic layers that peel back in slow succession. Blackberry and dark currant is followed by tar, licorice, leather and delicate mineral tones that resemble polished river stone. There is spice, pepper and sweet clove. The best part, however, is the elegance and veritable lightness shown in the mouth. The wine is indeed structured and richly concentrated, but it feels so much lighter on its feet compared to the bulkier 2011 vintage that I tasted alongside for comparison. The wine's drinking window will remain wide open for many more years. Drink Date: 2019-2040. Score: 99 (Monica Larner, robertparker.com, April 28, 2017)

ROCCA DA CASTAGNOLI STIELLE GRAN SELEZIONE CHIANTI CLASSICO 2013
DOCG

459529 (XD) 750mL $42.00

TASTING NOTE: Very fine and tight with berry and chocolate character. Hints of cedar and walnut. Medium to full body, lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs a year or two to come together but already impressive. Score: 94 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Oct. 20, 2017)

LA RASINA IL DIVASCO RISERVA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010
DOCG

570168 (XD) 750mL $115.00

TASTING NOTE: A compelling and richly extracted wine, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva il Divasco delivers the goods in this classic vintage. La Rasina has done a great job of harnessing the more structured and opulent side of Sangiovese. This wine will appeal to those who like Brunello with the proverbial capital "B." The bouquet is stitched tight with dark fruit, spice and leather, and there is a seamless quality that feeds its generous intensity. The tannins are well managed and show successful integration. Sweet notes of pipe tobacco, cigar box and dark fruit drive forward the wine's powerful momentum. Drink: 2018-2030. Score: 95 (Monica Larner, robertparker.com, March 3, 2016)

POGGIO SAN POLO RISERVA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2010
DOCG

539718 (XD) 750mL $162.00

TASTING NOTE: Aromas of balsamic vinegar, plums, cherries, chocolate and dried mushrooms follow through to a full body, velvety tannins and a delicious aftertaste. I love tasting this. Drink or hold. Score: 97 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Sept. 30, 2015)

FATTORIA DEI BARBI VIGNA DEL FIORE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2007
DOCG

93609 (XD) 750mL $88.00

TASTING NOTE: Delicate embroidered with sage, eucalyptus, cola, wild berry, white cherry, rum cake and savory spice, this wine shows the kind of pretty berry aromas that are brighter than they are intense. In fact, the wine shows elegant restraint with the potential for a beautiful evolution in the bottle. Score: 93 (Wine Enthusiast, May 1, 2012)

FRESCOBALDI RIPE AL CONVENTO DI CASTELGIOCONDO RISERVA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2007
DOCG

494500 (XD) 1500mL $300.00

TASTING NOTE: Aromas of blackberries and hazelnut. Full body, with slightly dried fruit character such as raisins and then turns to sliced citrus. Chewy finish. Very dense and rich. Intense. Better in 2015. Score: 94 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Feb. 10, 2013)

DAL CERO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA 2012
DOCG

570200 (XD) 750mL $74.00

TASTING NOTE: A blue-fruit-tinged Amarone, this shows lots of dark cherries, treacle tart, Chinese plum liqueur and Christmas pudding, as well as hints of tar. Full body, ripe and round tannins, pretty acidity and a full-throttle finish. Drink in 2020. Score: 93 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Oct. 20, 2017)

MONTE DA CAL SATURNINO GRANDE RESERVA 2011
DOC Alentejo

489104 (XD) 750mL $32.00

TASTING NOTE: This is a dense and very powerful wine that manages to retain a sense of style. It is certainly rich, although the juicy black fruits and acidity give it a great lift of acidity that balances the density and ripeness. The wine is just approaching its maturity although it will be better from 2017. Cellar Selection. Score: 93 (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 1, 2016)

QUINTA DA ZARALHÔA 2011
DOC Douro

574855 (XD) 750mL $50.00

TASTING NOTE: Fermented in open stone lagars, this well-structured wine is rich and concentrated. Beautifully ripe with its plum fruits and warm acidity, it's ready to drink. Score: 94 (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Oct. 1, 2017)

VIZCARRA CELIA 2012
DO Ribera del Duero

549626 (XD) 750mL $136.00

TASTING NOTE: As is usually the case, I favored the 2012 Celia over the Inés from the same vintage. This is always a serious, balanced and insinuating blend of old Tempranillo with some 5% Garnacha, from a sloped vineyard on gravel and limestone soils planted 67 years ago. These single vineyard wines ferment in open-top, 400-liter oak barrels where the wine matured for some 17-18 months. It has contained ripeness and nicely integrated oak aromas. The palate shows abundant, fine grained tannins and showed a very young wine, still somehow tannic, designed for the long term and to be enjoyed with powerful food. This should evolve magnificently in bottle and I'd love to see it again in ten years. 2,100 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2016. Drink Date: 2017-2025. Score: 95 (Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com, Feb. 28, 2017)

GRANJA NUESTRA SEÑORA DE REMELLURI GRAN RESERVA 2010
DOCa Rioja

548040 (XD) 750mL $102.00

TASTING NOTE: Complex aromas of hazelnuts, dried flowers, dark fruits and stones. Subtle. Full-bodied, chewy and structured. Fills your mouth. An age-worthy wine that harkens back to the great Rioja of the 1940s and 1950s. Score: 98 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Nov. 1, 2015)

MAETIERRA DOMINUM QP 2009
DOCa Rioja

548032 (XD) 750mL $62.00

TASTING NOTE: Spicy yet sweet aromas of sarsaparilla root, saddle leather and earthy berry fruits precede a rich dense palate. This tastes of dark cherry and berry fruit, with an herbal shading adding complexity. Chocolaty oak takes hold on a solid long finish. Drink through 2024. Editors' Choice. Score: 94 (Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast, July 1, 2017)

AMELIA PARK RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014
Margaret River, Western Australia

571224 (XD) 750mL $76.00

TASTING NOTE: Ex a single vineyard in Wilyabrup, night-harvested, crushed and destemmed, cool-fermented in static fermenters with minimal pumpovers, 1 month on skins, matured in French oak (33% new) for 18 months. Takes a millisecond of the first sip to establish its glorious quality. It is silky smooth, as pure as the driven snow (well, you get what I mean), exceptionally long, effortlessly communicating its cassis fruit coupled with graphite, oak and perfect tannins. Special Value. Drink By: 2040. Score: 97 (James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, Aug. 1, 2017)

KAY BROTHERS AMERY VINEYARD BLOCK 6 SHIRAZ 2014
McLaren Vale, South Australia

598870 (XD) 750mL $96.00

TASTING NOTE: The lavish depth of fruit and sheer concentration and intensity of flavour, bury the oak constructs that frame this wine. A forceful presence meets a salubrious veneer of American and French oak, new and used, melded precisely to ripe grape tannins for focus and as guarantors of a long future. Hailing from a plot of vines dating back 122 years, this offers unparalleled vinosity, sumptuous textural layers and an exotic tang of hoisin and five-spice on the cascading finish. Special Value. Drink by 2036. Score: 97 (Ned Goodwin, winecompanion.com.au, Aug. 1, 2017)

LEEUWIN ESTATE ART SERIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013
Margaret River, Western Australia

619445 (XD) 750mL $69.00

TASTING NOTE: Aromas of black licorice, black berry and rust. Hot stone. Full body, layered and juicy with loads of fresh fruit and chewy tannins. Sexy, muscular cabernet with tone and focus. Screw cap. Hard not to drink now. Better in 2022 but gorgeous now. Score: 96 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Jan. 1, 2018)

THE ELDER PINOT NOIR 2014
Martinborough, North Island

483735 (XD) 750mL $55.00

TASTING NOTE: Elegant, fruit-focused pinot noir with dark cherry, plum, raspberry and a hint of floral and violet character plus a seasoning of oak. A delicately succulent wine that is accessible and appealing but promises to age well. Drink 2016 to 2023. Score: 95 (Bob Campbell, MW, bobcampbell.nz, April 8, 2016)

SALENTEIN NUMINA SPIRIT VINEYARD GRAN CORTE 2014
Uco Valley, Mendoza

543405 (XD) 750mL $35.00

TASTING NOTE: Salentein's wines have never been better than over the last few vintages. This Malbec-heavy blend is rich, with aromatic notes of raisin, prune, licorice and almond candy. A full, tannic and slightly bumpy palate holds impressive flavors of cassis, black plum, blackberry, toast and peppercorn. On the finish, coffee, toast, mocha, licorice and cassis flavors are deep and delicious. Drink through 2026. Editors' Choice. Score: 93 (Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast, Feb. 1, 2017)

GRAN ENEMIGO SINGLE VINEYARD GUALTALLARY CABERNET FRANC 2013
Uco Valley, Mendoza

562645 (XD) 750mL $110.00

TASTING NOTE: This is a fabulous wine with blackberry, dark mushroom, blueberry and white pepper character. Full body, fine tannins and fantastic depth and length. Goes on for minutes. A magnificent red. Beautiful encore to the superb 2012. Drink or hold. Score: 99 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, June 21, 2017)

ALMAVIVA 2015
Puente Alto, Maipo Valley

740233 (XD) 750mL $246.00

TASTING NOTE: A glorious and complex nose of tobacco, blackberries and hints of stones and flowers. Hints of bitter chocolate. Full-bodied, very tight and compacted. Linear backbone gives this form and tension. It has the same character on the palate as well as cayenne and other spice. Loved the 2014 but this shows more fine-grained tannins. So balanced and harmonious. A blend of 69% cabernet sauvignon, 24% carmenere, 5% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. Needs four or five years in bottle but a joy to taste now. Score: 100 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, May 29, 2017)

CONCHA Y TORO DON MELCHOR CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014
Puente Alto, Maipo Valley

403980 (XD) 750mL $130.00

TASTING NOTE: A ripe, rich and full-bodied red, with powerful flavors of dark cherry, plum pudding and currant that feature a lush creaminess. Firm and savory midpalate, ending with a long and refined finish that shows mineral and cocoa butter accents, supported by dusty tannins. Drink now through 2024. Collectibles. Score: 96 (Kim Marcus, winespectator.com, May 31, 2017)

DOMINUS 2014
Napa Valley

576108 (XD) 750mL $405.00

James Suckling awarded this wine a rating of 98 points (jamessuckling.com, Jan. 26, 2017).

TASTING NOTE: The 2014s, where the production of Napanook was only 2,200 cases and Dominus slightly more than the 2015 at 4,000 cases, was another early harvest, although somewhat later than 2015. The 2014 Dominus, which is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot really struts its stuff. Moueix's belief in dry farming seems to be paying off with stronger and stronger vintages, each successive year, and the 2014 is a sexy, opulent, layered, multidimensional wine with notes of red and blackcurrant, cedar wood, tobacco leaf, spice box and licorice. The color is a dense plum/ruby/purple, much like the Napanook. This is a beauty that is already drinking gorgeously - as most 2014s are - and will continue to evolve for 25 or so years. Score: 97 (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Oct. 28, 2016)

DOMINUS 2014
Napa Valley

63487 (XD) 1500mL $815.00

James Suckling awarded this wine a rating of 98 points. (jamessuckling.com, Jan. 26, 2017)

TASTING NOTE: The 2014s, where the production of Napanook was only 2,200 cases and Dominus slightly more than the 2015 at 4,000 cases, was another early harvest, although somewhat later than 2015. The 2014 Dominus, which is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot really struts its stuff. Moueix's belief in dry farming seems to be paying off with stronger and stronger vintages, each successive year, and the 2014 is a sexy, opulent, layered, multidimensional wine with notes of red and blackcurrant, cedar wood, tobacco leaf, spice box and licorice. The color is a dense plum/ruby/purple, much like the Napanook. This is a beauty that is already drinking gorgeously - as most 2014s are - and will continue to evolve for 25 or so years. Score: 97 (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Oct. 28, 2016)

FOXEN BIEN NACIDO VINEYARD BLOCK 8 PINOT NOIR 2014
Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County

490755 (XD) 750mL $76.00

TASTING NOTE: Hearty plum, deep rose petal, earthy juniper, a touch of charcoal and crushed graphite aromas show strongly on the nose of this bottling from a tiny block in this historic vineyard. The palate packs an awesome combination of tension, energy and power, like a clenched fist in a silk glove, with tangy olallieberry fruit and a menthol character that carries deep into the finish. Score: 95 (Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 31, 2016)

KERR CELLARS RESERVE 2014
Napa Valley

530956 (XD) 750mL $265.00

TASTING NOTE: The 2014 Reserve Proprietary Red doesn't have the structure of the 2013, but then few 2014s do. Nevertheless, what it lacks in structure and tannin it makes up for in its suppleness, wonderful succulence and fleshy mouthfeel. Dense purple, like its older sibling, with the blueberry and black raspberry notes and a flowery essence, this full-bodied, silky textured wine should drink beautifully for the next 15-20 years. Drink Date: 2016-2036. Score: 95 (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Oct. 28, 2016)

DONELAN WALKER VINE HILL SYRAH 2013
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

558122 (XD) 750mL $143.00

TASTING NOTE: The 2013 Syrah Walker Vine Hill uses 55% whole clusters, 25% new French oak, and is again 100% Syrah, aged 20 months prior to bottling. Hermitage-like and full-bodied, with a dense purple color, notes of graphite, camphor, blackberries and cassis are all present as well as a flowery component that just seems to be part of the Donelan aromatic profile. This is seductive, lush, heady, but again structured and deep. Drink Date: 2018-2033. Score: 96 (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, March 3, 2016)

GUNDLACH-BUNDSCHU VINTAGE RESERVE RED 2013
Sonoma Valley

395673 (XD) 750mL $183.00

TASTING NOTE: The 2013 Proprietary Red Vintage Reserve is the winery's rendition of the very best lots of their Bordeaux varietals blended together and presented in an artistic package. Inky purple to the rim, the wine has flawless integration of acidity, alcohol and tannin, beautiful espresso-infused blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, chocolate, full-bodied opulence, and stunning purity and length. It is special[,] a wine with probably 25-35 years of aging potential, even though it is more accessible than the two Cabernets from Moon Mountain. This is a beauty, so kudos to Gundlach Bundschu. Drink it over the next three decades. Drink Date: 2016-2046. Score: 97 (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, March 3, 2016)

HALL ELLIE'S CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013
Napa Valley

562736 (XD) 750mL $131.00

TASTING NOTE: Lastly, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Ellies is a blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Merlot. Once again, it has an opaque purple color, a gorgeous nose of graphite, crème de cassis, blackberry and new saddle leather. Full-bodied, powerful, unevolved and seeming much more backward than the other two, this wine seems built for the long haul and should be cellared for another 3-4 years before consumption. It has at least 25 to 30 years of aging potential. Drink Date: 2019-2050. Score: 93+ (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Aug. 30, 2016)

MT. BRAVE MERLOT 2013
Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley

558171 (XD) 750mL $109.00

TASTING NOTE: The 2013 Merlot exhibits deep mulberry and black cherry fruit, chocolate, cocoa, a good bit of spice, a plump, fleshy, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and serious length. This blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Malbec is impressive, but sadly, there are only 373 cases. Drink Date: 2015-2025. Score: 94 (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Oct. 29, 2015)

THE BRIDGE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

562744 (XD) 750mL $232.00

TASTING NOTE: The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from clone 337 and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 22 months in French oak. This wine displays notes of wood spice, earth, black and red currants, licorice and tobacco leaf. It is full-bodied, has excellent purity, and was bottled with no fining or filtration. This is an impressive, concentrated wine to drink over the next 15 or so years. Drink Date: 2016-2031. Score: 94 (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, March 3, 2016)

BIEN NACIDO VINEYARDS CHARDONNAY 2015
Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County

376764 (XD) 750mL $69.00

TASTING NOTE: Crushed sea shells and chalk meet with lemon blossoms, citrus rinds, baked pears and a touch of butter on the nose of this excellent bottling. Juicy lemon and brisk salinity drive the palate, with judicious acid cutting through the Gravenstein apple and lightly roasted macadamia nut flavors. Score: 94 (Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 31, 2017)

FLANAGAN CHARDONNAY 2015
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

571349 (XD) 750mL $85.00

TASTING NOTE: A lovely appellation wine, this has a quiet, floral entry and twisted characteristics of anise, baked apple and vanilla crème brûlée. Medium-bodied, complex and buoyant in acidity, it offers a wealth of flavor and elegance. Score: 94 (Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, Feb. 1, 2018)

AUBICHON RIVERSIDE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2015
Willamette Valley

558163 (XD) 750mL $75.00

TASTING NOTE: Pale, bright ruby in color with a hint of purple, the 2015 Pinot Noir Riverside Vineyard gives a gorgeous perfume of red roses and lavender over a core of raspberries, Bing cherries and pomegranate, plus a waft of Chinese five spice. Medium-bodied, vibrant and with bags of elegance, it has a lovely line of racy acid and satiny tannins framing the perfumed fruit, finishing long and layered. Drink Date: 2017-2025. Score: 94+ (Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, robertparker.com, Aug. 31, 2017)

AUBICHON CHARDONNAY 2015
Willamette Valley

558155 (XD) 750mL $60.00

TASTING NOTE: Opening with lightly buttered toast, lemongrass, straw and baked apples notes plus a core of peach cobbler, the 2015 Chardonnay has a savory flavored and satin textured palate, with a seamless line of freshness and long, quietly intense finish. This is just the sort of wine that could easily get lost in a large line-up, but it will offer great contemplative pleasure to those willing to discover it. Drink Date: 2017-2022. Score: 92+ (Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, robertparker.com, Aug. 31, 2017)

AVENNIA ARNAUT BOUSHEY VINEYARD SYRAH 2015
Yakima Valley

551663 (XD) 750mL $85.00

TASTING NOTE: A true blockbuster in the vintage is the 2015 Syrah Boushey Vineyard Arnaut. Coming from Dick Boushey's vineyard in the Yakima Valley, it was completely destemmed (they put 15% of the stems back) and aged in primarily neutral barrels. It boasts an inky purple color to go with spectacular notes of black olives, scorched earth, peppery meats and black currants. With medium to full-bodied richness, gorgeous concentration and a big finish, it tastes like the essence of Syrah from Washington State. I love it! Score: 94-97 (Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com, June 30, 2017)

K POWERLINE SYRAH 2015
Walla Walla Valley

562652 (XD) 750mL $72.00

From Washington wine guru Charles Smith, this Syrah comes from a 30-acre estate vineyard over 365 metres above sea level, planted in 2012. The 2014 vintage of this wine earned a score of 95 points from Tim Fish of Wine Spectator and was ranked #2 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2017 (winespectator.com, Aug. 21, 2017). Though not yet reviewed at time of publication, this 2015 will be every bit as stunning - Smith never takes a step back.

CADENCE BEL CANTO 2014
Cara Mia Vineyard, Red Mountain, Yakima Valley

571356 (XD) 750mL $95.00

TASTING NOTE: Made from 50% Cabernet Franc, 38% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, the 2014 Bel Canto sports a deep ruby color as well as sensational notes of graphite, leafy herbs, flowers, currants and dried soil. Elegant, seamless, silky and pure, with building, polished tannin, it's another wine that's the best to date from this terrific estate. Drink Date: 2019-2034. Score: 95+ (Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com, June 30, 2017)

TAYLOR FLADGATE SINGLE HARVEST TAWNY PORT 1966
DOC

393009 (S) 750mL $320.00

Mark Squires awarded this wine a rating of 94 points, calling it "... Surprisingly rich and fresh ... seems younger than its age ..." and suggesting a drinking window extending from 2016 through 2045. (robertparker.com, Dec. 30, 2015)

TASTING NOTE: Very elegant, with notes of tobacco and cedar to the lush butter cream, ripe pear and dried apricot flavors. Seductive tropical fruit and spice notes linger on the endless finish, revealing citrusy hints. Drink now. Score: 96 (Kim Marcus, winespectator.com, Feb. 29, 2016)

SPRINGBANK 18-YEAR-OLD CAMPBELTOWN SINGLE MALT

235119 700mL $275.00

TASTING NOTE: Nose: Busy in the wonderful Springbank way; delicate greengage and date; nippy; Taste: Yummy, mouthwatering barley and green banana. Fresh with excellent light acacia honey; Finish; fabulous oak layering, including chocolate. A little off-key furriness from a sherry butt late on; Balance And Overall Complexity: just one so-so butt away from bliss... Score: 90.5 (Jim Murray, Whisky Bible, 2018)

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