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Roederer Estate Brut (750ml)
Sparkling from Anderson Valley, California

93WS #27 Top 100

Seamless and silky, showing an almost effortless sense of complexity, with notes of lemon and pear paired with toasty brioche, fresh ginger and hazelnut details. Drink now. 80,000 cases made.

93 points, Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (Jul 2018)

#27 - Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018

$21.88

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2017 Leviathan Red (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from California
B-21 Top Recommendation
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Leviathan is a red blend from legendary winemaker Andy Erickson, the former winemaker for Screaming Eagle. With two 100pt wines and numerous additional accolades under his belt, Andy is recognized as one of Napa’s premier winemakers. Leviathan began in 2004 as a passion project. Andy wanted to take all of his winemaking experience and vineyard knowledge from around California and create a single red blend that was free from the restraints of appellations and varietals. This is winemaking without restriction.


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Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah brought up in 25% new French oak, the 2017 California Red Wine sports a deep ruby/purple color as well as a rich, powerful, opulent style that certainly puts a smile on your face. Notes of currants, chocolate, spice box, and earthy, herbal notes all emerge from this sexy, seamless effort that has full-bodied richness, ripe tannins, and outstanding finish. It’s a smoking value to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years.

94 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan 2020)

A rich, very fruity red with mocha, chocolate, plums and terracotta. Full body, round, juicy tannins and a solid, flavorful finish. A blend of syrah, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. Drink or hold.

94 points, James Suckling (Feb 2020)

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2017 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma, California
B-21 Top Recommendation
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Seldom does a head winemaker take over the reins at Beringer. There had been three since the '70s. Myron Nightingale was responsible for the turn-around at Beringer in the '70s. He introduced the Private Reserve Cabernet and Chardonnay. His understudy, the great Ed Sbragia, guided Beringer through the great successes during the '80s and '90s and passed his position to Laurie Hook in 2000.

In 2015, Hook stepped down and Mark Beringer took charge. Mark is a direct descendant of Jacob Beringer, one of the Beringer brothers who founded the iconic winery in 1876 - one of Napa's oldest and respected estates. Mark's oeuvre is apparent these days Knights Valley Cabernet, guess its fair to say, "didn't fall far from the tree."


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The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Knights Valley) is powerful, dense and wonderfully rich, with tons of the savory and mineral inflections that make Knights Valley Cabernets so alluring. This mineral character helps to play off the natural radiance of the year. Graphite, game, menthol, licorice and red fruit are front and center. In this vintage, the wine has a bit more suppleness and red fruit than it usually does.

91 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Jan 2020)

This sits in the redder-fruit zone for the variety and has sappy, leafy nuances with ferrous notes, too. The palate has a smooth array of juicy red and dark-fruit flavors and supple tannins, framed in sweet oak spice. Medium body. Drink now.

91 points, James Suckling (Dec 2019)

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NV Villa Sandi il Fresco Prosecco (750ml)
Sparkling from Valdobbiadene, Veneto, Italy
B-21 Top Recommendation
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You’ll no doubt recall Villa Sandi from my discovery of their ethereal Cartizze. From the DOCG protected and enforced zone of Valdobbiadene Superiore de Cartizze, Villa Sandi bottles their ultra-impressive expression of Prosecco in throw-back, low shouldered, heavy looking bottles recalling Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rosé. Those who experienced Cartizze with that bottling were thrilled; one taste proved my sentiment, "This is NOT Prosecco, my friends..." Recently released, based on the perfect growing season and immaculate harvest of 2015, Cartizze has done it again. This time, it's their ridiculously well-priced, gorgeously endowed "il Fresco Prosecco," also from their pristinely positioned, highly coveted vineyards within Valdobbiadene. We've never featured any other Prosecco – other than the Cartizze offering – and for good reason. But one taste of this amazing Brut, with its precise fruit, pinpoint aromatics and the weight, definition and finish of classic Champagne, my decision was easy. This is a Prosecco for all those who adore fine bubbles. A wine worthy of your New Year's toast or to accompany your most accomplished dishes. Case buy alert – without a doubt!


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Villa Sandi is known for their Cartizze, a particular location where the finest Processo comes. I was blown away by this special Brut bottling which has has the weight, poise and intensity of Cartizze but at a fraction of the cost. We have never featured a Prosecco (other than the Cartizze), but this merits your attention, indeed. The precise fruit, aromatics... the expression of the 2015 harvest; just released.

92 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Dec 2016)

$11.98

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2018 Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, California
B-21 Top Recommendation
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Andre Tchelistcheff first explored Hoffman Mountain; 2,200 feet in elevation, steeply sloped, high above the Central Coast fog line of Paso Robles (San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach to the south) with its calcareous soils and beaming sunshine. He knew he had discovered prime vineyard land, described the place as "a jewel of ecological elements." That mountain would be home to Paso's first modern commercial vineyard and winery in 1964 when Tchelistcheff and Dr. Hoffman teamed up. When the Daou brothers set foot on that spot, their dream came true. Passionate, driven, obsessed by world-class Bordeaux varietals, Daniel and Georges Daou have found in this place – now christened Daou Mountain – the perfect location for cultivating captivating Cabernet.


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This entry-level Cabernet Sauvignon is the only Cabernet in the Daou portfolio made entirely of purchased fruit and is intended to be drunk young. The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc aged 11 months in 60% new French oak. Deep ruby-purple, it opens with pure crème de cassis and meaty touches, slow to unfurl, over pure blackberries, cedar and dried thyme. Medium to full-bodied, it explodes with flavor in the mouth, purely defined but very ripe, with a very finely grained frame and a youthful cloaking of new oak, finishing long, fresh and classy.

92 points, Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)

Checking in at 13.9% natural alcohol, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is outstanding, with a forward, charming yet also structured style. Classy notes of cassis, currants, and violets all emerge from the glass, and it’s already drinking beautifully.

90 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct 2019)

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2016 Buena Vista Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, California
B-21 Top Recommendation
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Despite his abrupt death in a crocodile-infested river in the jungles of Nicaragua in 1869, the legacy of the infamously colorful Count Haraszthy prospers today at the historic Buena Vista Winery he founded in 1857. Recently acquired by the equally colorful bon vivant and vin extraordinaire Jean Claude Boisset, Buena Vista has enjoyed significant investment and masterful management. Notable is the addition of a Napa Valley Cabernet bottling wisely added to the line up of the estate located on Old Winery Road, Sonoma. The Napa Cab is sourced from both Oak Knoll and St. Helena with less than a year in French oak of which 20% is new. The oversized, heavy bottle harkens to bottles of the 19th century – matching the classism of wine. The Count is still considered California's most acclaimed and flamboyant vinicultural pioneer but some would contend Boisset could be his match. Who's down for the Count?


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This is wonderfully balanced and refined with plum and currant character. Medium to full body. Juicy and delicious currants, berries and cherries on the finish. Succulent. Shows reserve. Drink or hold.

95 points, James Suckling (Feb 2020)

Elegantly fashioned, as Napa wines once were, lets say '60s, '70s, '80s and into the '90s, poise, moderate stature, pure Cab aromatics, lovely on the palate, balanced, without any extremes. Super selection of material with modest judicious oak, well integrated and medium tannins that are true.

93 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Nov 2019)

Enticing aromas of currants and cranberries spring from the glass in this rich and luxurious wine. Flavors of blueberry and strawberry coat the palate with hints of cocoa and a touch of cardamom on the finish. This is a full-bodied wine with fine grained tannins and a long and intense finish.

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2017 Raymond Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Selection (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, California
B-21 Top Recommendation
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The late, great Roy Raymond, a San Fran native, landed in Napa Valley in 1933. Taking a job in the cellars of Beringer, Raymond met Martha Jane – owner Otto Beringer's daughter – and the two were married. As owners of Beringer, the Raymonds produced many of California's greatest Cabernets for decades, selling the winery in 1971. Roy Raymond launched his own label soon after, purchasing 90 acres south of St Helena off the old Zinfandel Lane, his first crush in 1974. For 35 years Roy and his sons produced award winning Cabernets, Roy finding the time in his hectic schedule to serve two terms as president of the Napa Valley Vintners Association. In 1987, Roy was named "Napa Valley Living Legend" for his contributions to the California wine trade, and at his funeral in 1998 at the age of 83, the state's biggest names payed him their respects. Joe Heitz and Robert Mondavi (among many others) recognized Roy as one of the grand old men of the industry. Today, Raymond Vineyards is stronger than ever, Roy's passion living on through the work of Jean-Charles Boisset, whose family purchased the estate in 2009. It's nice to see Roy's legacy in such good hands.


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A really pretty red with blackberries and spice, hazelnuts and dark chocolate. Full to medium body and medium, fine and velvety tannins. Juicy and flavorful finish. Direct and focused. Racy is the world to describe this. Drink in 2024.

97 points, James Suckling (Feb 2020)

$29.98

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Tanqueray Malacca Gin (1L)
From Cameron Bridge, Lowlands, Scotland

94WE

For years, Malacca was best known as a cult gin. Slightly sweeter and less junipery than London dry gins, it is supposedly based on Charles Tanqueray’s own 1830s recipe. It was made available briefly in the late 1990s, before it was whisked off the shelves. Once again, this is a limited-edition bottling. It’s soft, herbal and fresh, with green notes that evoke spearmint and basil, just enough juniper for backbone, and a delicate rosewater finish. It’s a natural for classic cocktails, so let’s hope it sticks around a while this time.

94 points, Wine Enthusiast (Jul 2014)

$36.99

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2017 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, California
B-21 Top Recommendation
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Agustin Huneeus, "one of the finest winemakers in the world" (WA) – Quintessa, Veramonte – and a heck of an interesting guy – credits Goethe as inspiration for his Faust label – is a bit of an anomaly. Agustin's life in wine began in 1960, as CEO of Concha y Toro. Once "little" CyT grew into Chile's largest firm under Agustin. That "power player" pattern continued – Seagram's, Concannon, Franciscan – until Agustin caught the "terroir bug;" by 1999, divested of all other interests, Agustin's sole focus became Quintessa. Expressing Quintessa's terroir became paramount; driving Agustin's every move. And then there's his "passion" – as he describes Faust. Quoting Goethe at every turn when discussing Faust, you know he's passionate about the project; "Who burns the same?" But what is he doing? That's the anomaly. "Faust is a tribute to Napa Valley’s noblest grape – full bodied, decadently rich and unctuous Cabernet Sauvignon." It's not about soil, it's about grapes (sourced from Rutherford, Coombsville, Yountville, Mount Veeder, Atlas Peak, St Helena); it's about powerful, pure, perfect Cabernet. Oh, and the wine is made at the Quintessa winery by Rebekah Wineburg starting in 2015 and she just might have made the best Faust yet – yep, winemaker for Quintessa. Conceptually intriguing project to say the least; thrilling to drink without question!


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Lovely softness and balance to this wine. Aromas and flavors of currants and blueberries. Medium-to full-bodied. Refined and beautiful now. Drink and enjoy.

92 points, James Suckling (Feb 2020)

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2015 Marques de Murrieta Reserva Finca Ygay (750ml)
Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
B-21 Top Recommendation
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The birthplace of Rioja, where every vine is estate owned, Marques de Murrieta spans 750 acres across the majestic Ygay Estate. Generations of proud traditionalists have toiled the land here, identifying three dozen unique parcels, where terroir and topography contribute to the unique cuvees we've been enjoying for decades. The benchmark for value-priced Rioja, nothing competes with Murrieta's Reserva Finca Ygay. One of the perennially consistent Rioja producers. Another gem in 2015. One of their more limited, inspired and unique wines has got to be this – their bottling known as Capellanía, from a single, centenarian vineyard of extremely old vines. It's a white wine – with the depth and soul of their reds – which takes its staggering complexity from a year and a half in new French oak barrels followed by one year in bottle. The vineyard itself, which is the source of the wine as well as the name, is planted on a ridge, the highest elevation in the Ygay Estate, perched at 1,600 feet elevation. Planted to 100% old-vine Viura, this site is exclusively segregated for this monumental bottling. Fermentation is intentionally slow, painstaking, lasting 24 days in steel. The final aging – in 225-liter French oak barrels – will take much longer, 17 months to reach its zenith. I've consumed the world's greatest white wines across decades worth of vintages. If you have a taste for the finest, this should be in your collection.


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The red blend 2015 Rioja Reserva is 80% Tempranillo with 12% Graciano, 6% Mazuelo and 2% Garnacha, a little more Graciano and Mazuelo, something logical in ripe and warm years like 2015. It's produced with grapes from a diversity of the 30 different plots within the estate, to represent the character of if. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in American oak barrels for 18 months. It's spicy and somewhat balsamic, with some dusty tannins. It's a ripe and powerful vintage that only suffers next to the 2016 I tasted next to it when there's a jump in precision and finesse. This is by far the largest volume produced at Murrieta, with almost one million bottles.

93 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 243 - Jun 2019)

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2016 Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, California

91JD

I loved the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, which has loads of character in its blackcurrant, plum, licorice, and vanilla oak-laced aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, nicely textured and balanced, it’s a delicious, high-quality effort to drink over the coming 7-8 years. It’s a smoking value.

91 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan 2019)

$19.99

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ChocoVine Red Wine with Dutch Chocolate (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Holland, Netherlands

91BTI

Rich creamy chocolate, berry pie filling, nuts and delicate peppery spice aromas with a creamy sweet medium-full body and a long, tangy brandy accented finish. A delicious dessert wine.

91 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Oct 2011)

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2018 Hartford Chardonnay (750ml)
Chardonnay from Russian River, California
B-21 Top Recommendation
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For nearly 20 years, I've been a serious fan of the single vineyard bottlings made by Jeff Stewart and Don Hartford; their Midas touch is undeniable. You have certainly enjoyed tons of the Four Hearts Vineyard from these fellas. Not to mention the Far Coast, Fog Dance, and Three Jacks Chardonnays. The Russian River bottling highlights the blending talents of these two icons. And what a bargain it represents!


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Leading off the Chardonnays (there are two early release 2018s), the appellation 2018 Chardonnay Russian River Valley is a great introduction into the wines of this estate and has a richer, expansive, medium to full-bodied style offering lots of golden apple, musky pineapple, brioche, and honeysuckle aromas and flavors. It's a textured, beautifully balanced, superb appellation Chardonnay to enjoy over the coming 4-5 years.

92 points, Jeb Dunnuck (May 2020)

Luscious, rich and full of creamy white fruit flavors flanked by buttery accents. Spicy plushness lingers into the finish, with some honeyed notes. Drink now through 2024. 17,000 cases made.

92 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (Apr 2020)

Already bottled, the 2018 Chardonnay Russian River Valley sings of fresh Bosc pears, white peaches and pink grapefruit with hints of powdered ginger, shaved almonds and white pepper. Medium-bodied, the palate has great vibrancy and juiciness with effortless fruit expression and lovely savory layers on the finish. I wish all Chardonnays at this price point tasted this good! 17,000 cases were made.

91+ points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)

$22.99

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Nino Franco Prosecco Rustico NV (750ml)
Glera from Valdobbiadene, Veneto, Italy
B-21 Top Recommendation
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First taste of Nino Franco Rustico was in Ipanema, oddly enough, long before Prosecco was a household name or even known in the U.S. We have championed this sparkler ever since. Hard to believe that was two passports ago in 2004. How pleasing to read Rustico was selected as the #1 Wine of the Year (2019) by the Wine Enthusiast! The wine has remained true to the origins of Prosecco, that is, from the hillside vineyards of Valdobbiadene – the source of the very best Prosecco. This is a serious sparkling bargain. Congratulations to family of Nino Franco as 2019 marks 100 years of winemaking in Valdobbiadene. Now that is something to celebrate.


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Aromas of white spring flower, Bartlett pear and citrus waft out of the glass. The racy, refreshing palate is full of energy, offering crisp yellow-apple, lemon drop and orange zest flavors balanced by vibrant acidity. A perlage of small, refined and continuous bubbles provides the silky backdrop.

94 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2019)

#1 - Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2019

A delicious and fresh Prosecco that is dry and clean with subtle lemon and fennel notes and some spicy pears. Medium body. Fine bubbles and a fruity finish. Drink now.

92 points, James Suckling (Jun 2019)

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2017 Michael David Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Lodi, California

91WE

This bold, flamboyant wine shows a deep, dark color and extravagant aromas of mulled fruit and baking spice. The palate is delicious in ripe black-fruit flavors that are framed by soft tannins that seem to melt in the mouth. For all its big features, it's easy to drink and appreciate.

91 points, Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast (Mar 2020)

$14.98

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2015 Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, California
B-21 Top Recommendation
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A veritable tapestry of Napa Valley in warp and weft. The first vintage of Tapestry was 1990, and has always been predominately a Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Tapestry's Cabernet looks for fruit expression and more subtle tannins for near term drinkability, is sourced from western Benchlands in the Rutherford AVA. The balance of Cabernet is sourced from the Stags Leap District, Atlas Peak, and Coombsville in the foothills outside of the historic town of Napa. Tapesty's Merlot is found in warmer vineyards in Carneros and Rutherford Bench. The Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec come from estate vineyards in St. Helena and Calistoga.


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Lots of ripe fruit with very fine tannins and a juicy mouthfeel. Medium to full body, polished and round texture and a flavorful finish. Soft with lots of flavor. Drink or hold.

93 points, James Suckling (May 2019)

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The Glenlivet 12yr Single Malt Scotch (750ml)
From Ballindalloch, Speyside, Scotland

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Vibrant gold with orange highlights, fruity scent of apples and pears plus a whiff of vanilla. Soft, velvety feel. This is a pleasant and drinkable Scotch, but the flavors are relatively muted. It mixes well with other flavors, making it a good contender for cocktails. Good value.

90 points, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2011)

Antique amber color. This whisky maintains the elegance cherished by Glenlivet enthusiasts, but finishing the whisky in limousin oak produces a whisky of deeper wood notes, particularly wood spices (vanilla, sandalwood, perhaps even mint) and floral notes. It’s rich, complex, and dry-especially on the finish.

90 points, Whisky Advocate (Vol. 9, #1)

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Gruet Blanc de Noirs (750ml)
Sparkling from Albuquerque, New Mexico
B-21 Top Recommendation
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How does a French winemaking family find itself making world-class sparkling wine in the New Mexico desert? A visit to New Mexico – a vision that planting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the desert could yield serious Methode Champenoise – a leap of faith and Jeroboam of intuition. That was the early 1980s. By 1999, the Gruet family had sold a million bottles. In 2011 they earned their place in the Wine Specator's Top 100 for the Blanc de Noirs. Tasting through the Gruet offerings recently, the Blanc de Noirs remains my favorite – bubbles that will please any Francophile.


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Rich aromatics of Pinot Noir, wondering full textures, refined, with excellent finish; crisp and clean.

92 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Nov 2018)

Elegant and focused, with creamy vanilla and apple aromas and rich yet crisp flavors of baked pear and cinnamon bread. Drink now through 2014. 20,000 cases made.

90 points, Wine Spectator (Dec 2011)

#43 - Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

Continuous and rich with a ripe elegance; dry, balanced, and deep; a carefully-made wine at a very reasonable price.

90 points, Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel (Apr 2018)

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Bollinger Brut Champagne Special Cuvee (750ml)
Sparkling from Champagne, France
B-21 Top Recommendation
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I always admired Mme. Lily Bollinger of Reims, the most quotable queen of Champagne. She was right when she said "I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory." Totally agree. Agent 007 does, too. Every Bond from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig has insisted on Bollinger. Bolly is one of the most distinctive Champagnes; its house style warm, deep and rich, dominated by pinot and aged on lees to perfection. You can tell that in the first-tier Special Cuvee as well as the great vintages. The Brut Special Cuvee balances spicy fruit and biscuit toast, is ripe and round with a clean mineral finish, cellar master Gilles Descôtes working his magic, blending reserve wines to reach perfection. It's precisely this massive stock, 600,000 magnums of the finest vintages, resting quietly, deep in Bollinger's cellars which create the backbone of the Special Cuvee. The newest release offers harmony above all else, its distinctive character immediately recognizable. Buy plenty; grab some magnums for the celebrations upcoming. You only live twice.


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The complexity and richness of Special Cuvée is unparalleled among the entry non-vintage blends of every Champagne house, short of ascending to the mesosphere of Krug. Its grand recipe explains why, built on incredible depth of 50%-60% reserves. Triumphant complexity is a given at Bollinger, but it’s the dynamic freshness and vitality that really set it apart as one of the most affordable Champagne benchmarks.

96 points, Tyson Stelzer, Decanter

$54.99

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2016 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, California
B-21 Top Recommendation
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The September release party in St. Helena of Hall's 2016 Cabernets set (once again) a very high bar for the rest of Napa. From the flagship, eponymous Kathyrn Hall, to a dozen site bottlings, none could touch the bargain gained with this Napa Cabernet. Beautiful Cabernet, classically Napa, a "smoking value."


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A smoking value, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley offers classic notes of blackcurrant and blackberry fruits intermixed with more earthy, tapenade, and olive-like aromas and flavors. It too is full-bodied, has remarkable purity, a seamless texture, and a beautiful finish. It tastes like it cost 2-3 times the price.

94 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan 2019)

$44.99

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The Macallan 18yr Sherry Oak Cask Single Malt Scotch (750ml)
From Craigellachie, Speyside, Scotland

92WE

This Speyside single malt is matured in Sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain, for a minimum of 18 years. The amber spirit has a big, warm caramel flavor, finishing with a touch of sweet honey, bitter chocolate and espresso on the lingering finish. Viscous, creamy mouthfeel.

92 points, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2011)

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Anna de Codorniu Brut Reserva Blanc de Blancs (750ml)
Sparkling from Cava, Spain

90TP

This is a Cava of major historical importance and yet is just as relevant today. Fresh white peach, grapefruit and lime peel deliver softly onto the palate. You can't miss the stand-out packaging.

90 points, Jessie Birschbach, Tasting Panel (Apr 2016)

$10.99

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2016 Kaiken Ultra Malbec (750ml)
Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina
B-21 Top Recommendation
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The brand known as "Kaiken" (variant of "Caiquen," the indigenous, highly social birds which flock to this corner of Mendoza), was born in 2002. Its founder, Aurelio Montes Jr., son of Aurelio Montes and Senior Winemaker & Founding Partner of Viña Montes in Chile, had been in Mendoza for one year – long enough to realize fully the potential. This side of the Andes, Aurelio quickly discovered, was overflowing with the perfect combination of terroirs and locals deeply informed on viticulture. Aurelio was hooked; his new venture would combine the exceptional conditions of Mendoza's finest sub-zones with the limitless talents and resources of professionals from Argentina and Chile. And he would utilize these resources to produce a set of world-class wines for the everyday. As I've followed these wines – the top tier known as "Ultra" – I've been more impressed with each subsequent set of releases. Aurelio and his team strike the balance between minerality, terroir and classic fruit intensity. This latest Malbec – earning 94 points and high praise from Suckling – is a must-have for true fans of Argentina's best.


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A soft and round-textured red with stones and blackberries. Full body, subtle chocolate and berry character and hazelnut undertones. Turns rich on the finish. A blend of top vineyards. Drink now.

94 points, James Suckling (Apr 2018)

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2018 Daou Pessimist Red (750ml)
Syrah from Paso Robles, California

92JD

The Pessimist cuvée by the Daou Brothers is always a good value for those who love opulent fruit, and the 2018 offers loads of sweet blue fruits, white chocolate, violets, and toasted spice aromas and flavors. Based on 62% Petite Sirah, 19% Zinfandel, and 17% Syrah, it’s full-bodied, decadent, and rich while staying light on its feet. I’d be happy to drink it.

90-92 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct 2019)

$17.99

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Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Reserve (750ml)
Sparkling from Champagne, France
B-21 Top Recommendation
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Champagne Charlie was a legendary character; the son of Charles-Henri Heidsieck, himself the nephew of Florens-Louis Heidsieck, she the co-founder of Piper Heidsieck. The tales of heroics run throughout Charlie's family. His father went down in history for his antics in 1811, storming into Moscow ahead of Napoleon on his galloping white stallion, cases of Champagne at the ready to celebrate. It didn't matter the victor to Charles-Henri, he was there to celebrate and sell some wine! Charlie had that same salesmanship. He popularized real Champagne in America for the first time after forming his eponymous firm in 1851. New York lit up; banquets, balls and parties galore celebrating the man they affectionately named "Champagne Charlie." Modern-day celebrations are just as festive, especially if you're pouring the Brut Rosé Reserve. Bottle aged for more than three years, it's a complex, decadent bubbly. Heidsieck's Brut Reserve benefits from that same bottle aging, its deeply complex notes of toast and stone fruits making a true category crusher. Can't go wrong with Champagne Charlie; fame and history on your side.


92WA

Based on the 2014 vintage, complemented by fully 40% old reserve wines, the new release of Charles Heidsieck's NV Brut Réserve was disgorged earlier this year. It's showing very well, opening up in the glass with notes of green apple, dried white flowers, pear, candied peel and walnuts. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with a textural attack and a racier, tighter-knit core than either the 2012- or 2010-base renditions, displaying good concentration and underlying richness. This is a bottling that continues to punch above its weight and which both merits and rewards a few years in the cellar before opening.

92+ points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 244 - Aug 2019)

$49.99

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2017 Michael David Petite Petit (750ml)
Petite Sirah from Lodi, California

90WE

Dense and concentrated, even chewy, this full-bodied wine is a show-off, from the deep, dark color to the dark chocolate and blackberry jam flavors and even the rich, almost thick texture. Its firm tannins are off-set by superripe flavors that linger on the finish.

90 points, Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast (Mar 2020)

$13.99

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Cardenal Mendoza Brandy (750ml)
From Jerez, Spain

90-95WE

A delightful and massive bouquet of ripe grapes and fruit-topped cheesecake with deep-seated aromas of prunes, dates, figs, coffee beans and chocolate-covered cherries. The palate entry is long, sweet, cocoa-like and rich; at midpalate subtle bittersweet hints of citrus, black coffee and caramel emerge. Finishes virile, sweet and concentrated.

90-95 points, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2005)

$34.99

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Mumm Cuvee Napa Brut Prestige (750ml)
Sparkling from Napa, California

91WS #54 Top 100

Packs in a lot of complexity for the price, offering aromas of apple, fresh ginger and rubber. The flavors are crisp and layered, with notes of raspberry and spice. Drink now. 173,000 cases made.

91 points, Wine Spectator (Nov 2014)

#54 - Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014
$17.99

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2017 EnRoute Les Pommiers Pinot Noir (750ml)
Pinot Noir from Russian River, California
B-21 Top Recommendation
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Folks at Napa's Far Niente Winery established EnRoute a decade ago after years of search and discovery which lead to this commitment to the Russian River Valley. Far Niente was established in 1885, so they have seen a thing or two. The "Les Pommiers" is a select blend of single vineyard sites identified over the past 30 years produced from the RRV a wine that is powerful, yet captures the essence of Pinot Noir, has silkier tannins, and fruit. The 2017 the most successful effort to date. Bravo.


93WS 93WE

Rich, with voluptuous dark fruit flavors and Asian spice accents. Dark cherry and plum tart notes dominate, showing hints of cassis. Cedar and sandalwood details emerge on the creamy finish. Drink now through 2025.

93 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (Nov 2019)

This wine opens in pretty aromas of rose petal and lavender, inviting one in with additional tones of dark cherry, raspberry and black tea. Textured and robustly layered, it shows components of dried herb, turned earth and clove on the palate, finishing on supple tannins and mild oak.

93 points, Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast (May 2020)

$39.99

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2019 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc (750ml)
Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

91TP

Grapefruit nose; juicy and bright citrus with a smooth, ripe hint of sweetness on the back of the palate. Layered and mellow, long and balanced.

91 points, Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel (Feb 2020)

$12.88

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