• Wine By The Bottle
    • Red Wine
      • Cabernet Franc and Blends
      • Cabernet Sauvignon
        • Galaxy Cabernet Sauvignon

          Deep ruby color. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and caramel. Juicy flavors of plum, blackberry, and caramel. A well-balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with good acidity, soft tannins, and a long finish.

        • Lapis Luna Cabernet Sauvignon

          Crimson in the glass with aromas of dark chocolate, cherry and a hint of roasted coffee. Rich and full textured on the palate with profound dark fruit. The finish brings succulent tannins and is long reaching, sticking with you until the next sip.

          Lodi AVA, California (100% Cabernet)
        • Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon Medalla Real

          Ripe, with roasted plum and dark cherry flavors, flanked by mocha notes. Baker's chocolate and dried savory herb details show on the brooding finish. Drink now through 2023. 80,580 cases made, 15,900 cases imported. — KM

          Maipo Valley, Chile (WS:88 - Best 2020-2023)
        • Substance Cabernet Sauvignon

          Precise and vibrantly structured, with black cherry, espresso and spice flavors that take on richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2024. 162,605 cases made. — TF

          Columbia Valley AVA, Washington
        • Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet

          Firm, with savory details of loam and toasted herbs adding bass notes to the dense and muscular body of cassis, wild blackberry and plum flavors. Black tea, pepper and spice details linger on the finish. Drink now through 2035. 4,300 cases imported. — MW

          Coonawarra Valley, Australia (WS:91 - Best from 2020-2035)
        • Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

          The Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon is bright red ruby in color and has an expressive nose showcasing fresh red fruit and a hint of mint, complemented by dried fruit and sweet spice. Velvety on the palate, this wine starts out friendly but firm, with fine tannins and flavors that reiterate the wine's aromatic profile of dominant fresh red and black fruit accompanied by hazelnuts and sweet spices.

          Aconcagua Valley, Chile
        • McPrice Myers Bull by the Horns Cabernet Sauvignon

          Soft-edged, but focused, with gently mulled plum and black cherry fruit, caressed with a singed vanilla note on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 2,500 cases made. — JM

          Paso Robles AVA, California
        • Pendulum Cabernet Sauvignon

          Polished and lively, with sleek black cherry, espresso and graphite tones that pick up speed toward the finish. Drink now through 2028. 14,779 cases made. — TF

          Columbia Valley AVA, Washington (WS:91 - Best from 2021-2028))
        • Indomita Zardoz Cabernet Sauvignon


          Maipo Valley, Chili
        • Hess Collection Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon

          A polished, direct style, with warmed plum and blackberry fruit laced with cocoa and tobacco notes. A rounded edge on the finish makes this accessible now, but there’s enough for brief cellaring. Drink now through 2025. 91,500 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:90 Best 2021-2025)
        • Meadowcroft Cabernet Sauvignon

          Brambly blackberry and dried cranberry with notes of sage and eucalyptus on the nose, this intense and complex cabernet sauvignon shows remarkable balance. Opulent flavors of leather, cigar box, and blackberry dominate the long, expressive mouthfeel with richly integrated tannins on the finish.

          Dry Creek Valley AVA, California
        • Arbios Cabernet Sauvignon

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon

          Deep ruby in color, the 2018 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of fresh black currants and cherries accompanied by subtle smoky notes and dried spices. On the palate, this lavish powerful wine is layered with juicy blackberry, ripe cherry, vanilla bean and brown butter. It’s full-bodied and rich, balanced by a touch of bright acidity and firm polished tannins.

          Paso Robles AVA, California
        • Hall Cabernet Sauvignon

          Fresh up front, with a beam of cassis and cherry preserve flavors leading the way, while sweet spice, singed vanilla and licorice root notes start to chime in on the back end. The finish is just a bit on the firm side. Best from 2021 through 2027. 27,275 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:90 - Best from 2021-2027)
        • Louis Martini Napa Cabernet

          Solid, with a tarry-edged core of black currant and dark cherry fruit that melds nicely with light alder and tobacco notes on the finish. Fresh acidity keeps this driving along. Drink now through 2024. 38,000 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:89 - Best from 2019-2024)
        • Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

          Aromas of ripe black fruit, mocha, dried herbs and licorice. Opulent but structured, this versatile wine has supple blue and black fruit notes accented by dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a silky, lingering finish.

          Knights Valley AVA, California
        • Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

          Deep and dense, well-centered on rich dark berry, licorice, herb, dill, cedar and road tar flavors. Though firmly tannic, this also has a measure of finesse and grace. Best from 2020 through 2030. 16,343 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:92 - Best from 2020-2030)
        • Elizabeth Spencer Special Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon

          Deep, maroon red in color. The aromas are of dark, ripe red berries, and on the palate, the wine has initial notes of raspberry and wild strawberry which evolve into generous currant flavors with hints of tropical notes. There is still a brambly quality of red berry and plum, but also strawberry guava, and damson plum. The rich layered flavors are met with fine-grained, velvety soft tannins and a hint of red earth and caramel, while maintaining the impression of fresh-picked ripe fruits on the finish.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Honig Cabernet Sauvignon

          Supple-textured, showing a tasty mix of cherry, plum and mocha-scented oak flavors, ending with fine-grain tannins. This ends as it starts, with a woody presence. Best from 2019 through 2027. 15,510 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:88 - Best from 2019-2027)
        • Orin Swift Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon

          Rich aromas of seasoned oak meld effortlessly with ripe boysenberry and candied cassis. The entry of the wine is soft and delicate, but quickly evolves into a serious mid-palate replete with opulent and concentrated flavors of dark fruits. Black currant and kirsch provide background to lively raspberry and cherry notes that create a near endless finish.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Peter Franus Cabernet Sauvignon

          Flavors of roasted plum and blackberry are at the core of this juicy, supple effort, which shows dusty, savory notes amid the ample dark fruit. Best from 2019 through 2029. 1,015 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (100% Cab) - (WS:90 - Best from 2019-2029
        • Anderson's Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

          Intense black currant and fig paste notes roll through here, inlaid with anise, graphite and mulling spice accents. Features a smoldering edge on the finish. Good character. Best from 2020 through 2028. 1,700 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:91 - Best from 2020-2028)
        • Faust Cabernet Sauvignon

          Distinctive, with sweet bay leaf, sassafras and a sanguine note all taking the lead, while a core of gently mulled red currant and blackberry fruit follows. Shows a nice herbaceous/brambly energy through the finish. Drink now through 2028. 40,000 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:92 - Best from 2021-2028)
        • Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon

          Juicy and forward, with enticing plum, boysenberry and plum compote flavors. Light licorice threads stitch up the finish, along with a flash of sweet spice. Drink now through 2027. 15,000 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:92 Best 2020-2027)
        • Burgess Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

          The wine shows off dense Cabernet Sauvignon character accented with vanilla, balancing spices and toasty oak from traditional barrel aging.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Frank Family Cabernet

          Seamlessly woven in black cherry and cocoa, our flagship Cabernet is sumptuous and seductive in structure and complexity. The palate offers flavors of hazelnut, baked plum, and cloves while brilliant acidity on the finish balances the concentration of flavors and tannins.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
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          Walla Walla Valley AVA, Washington
        • Gabrielle Collection Equilateral Cabernet Sauvignon

          This wine is a bold experience with sensual depth and richness- surrender to deep ripe Bing cherry notes, blackberry, toast aromas and dive into flavors of blackberry, cassis, fragrant earth, dark chocolate, with very finely grained tannins, just the right amount of oak and a long smooth finish.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Groth Cabernet Sauvignon

          Tightly wound, well-structured and dense without being weighty, this has an appealing mix of austere dark berry, loamy earth, cedar and tobacco leaf flavors. This should benefit from short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2026. 26,000 cases made.

          Oakville AVA, Napa Valley, California (WS:87 - Best from 2018-2025)
        • Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon

          "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa has more cassis, tar, camphor and an attractive, fleshy, full-bodied mouthfeel, impressive ripeness and body. This is a solid Cabernet to drink now and over the next 10-15 years." -Wine Advocate

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Mount Peak Sentinel Cabernet Sauvignon

          A muscular wine with deep tannins, a rich mouthfeel, sumptuous fruit and tremendous potential for aging. Forceful, concentrated notes of ripe currants, blackberry and cherry layered with hints of anise and toasted cedar, echo through a long, plush finish that is framed with sweet cream. 92+ pts - Robert Parker Wine Advocate

          Sonoma-Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Slo Down Love Hammer Cabernet Sauvignon

          Rough Mountain fruit tannins are softened by an explosion of flavors of brambly blackberry, prune, and dark cherry. A subtle dash of new French and Hungarian oak barrels add structure as well as some notes of mocha, spice and tobacco.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Neal Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

          Shows intense aromas of blackberry and red cherry fruit, spice and baked sugar tempered by a subtle amount of new French oak. Being 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from small berry vineyards, it is very dark in color and has a moderately high amount of velvety tannins, creating a firm, complex mouthful of flavors. The cherry and berry fruit flavors mimic the aromas and create a sense of sweetness, although there is no residual sugar. The youthful tannin along with nutmeg and other baking spices linger in a long, pleasant finish. Great for cellaring or drinking after a short decant.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon

          Nose: Blackberry jam, vanilla, and allspice leap out of the glass yet gracefully yield to notes of dried plum, coffee bean, and perfume with some patience. Palate: Deceptively soft up front, with fresh strawberry and raspberry immediately apparent. These instantly give way though to density and concentration of flavor as the tannins and acidity come into focus. Finish: The finish is elegant and balanced with the aforementioned ripe flavors and textures of the vintage comingled with bright acid, cocoa, cre`me de menthe, and chalky minerality.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Laird Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

          Plenty of room for development. Taut and trim now, with dusty-loamy earth, tobacco leaf and dried berry evident, and the tannins are integrated. Drink now through 2022. 1,885 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:87 - Best from 2015-2022)
        • Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

          This pushes a mix of zesty loganberry and boysenberry fruit to the fore, with hints of anise, mesquite and sweet spice filling in behind. Brambly grip and a toasty note hold the finish, leaving an ever-so-slightly firm edge, but there's enough fruit to keep this going. Best from 2021 through 2027. 9,325 cases made. — JM

          Oakville AVA, Napa Valley, California (WS:90 - Best from 2021-2027)
        • Rombauer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

          This wine is vibrant dark purple with a fuchsia rim. The nose is expressive, with aromas of red fruit, cassis and toast. The wine is full-bodied, packed with flavors of boysenberry, raspberry and black cherry, along with notes of sweet tobacco, cedar and vanilla. Supple tannins carry through to a lingering finish.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:90 - Best from 2019-2024)
        • Beringer Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

          Deep, rich and generous, with layers of dark berry, currant, plum and raspberry flavors, touches of black licorice and spicy, floral scents. Notably elegant and refined for a wine of such intensity. Drink now through 2032. 3,500 cases made. –JL

          Knights Valley AVA, Sonoma County, California (WS:93 - Best from 2017-2032)
        • Hess Collection Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

          This is solid, with a big core of currant, fig and boysenberry paste flavors that are powerfully rendered, framed by a roasted apple wood note and backed by a thread of licorice snap at the very end. Approachable for the fruit and cellar-worthy due to the gutsy grip. Best from 2020 through 2030. 1,411 cases made. — JM

          Mt. Veeder AVA, Napa Valley, California (WS:92 - Best from 2020-2030)
        • Ghostwriter Cabernet Sauvignon

          Bates Ranch, Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, California
        • Schrader Double Diamond Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

          This has a rounded, fleshy feel to the mix of creamed plum and cassis flavors. Light flashes of sassafras and loam provide that Oakville hint, while the fruit holds sway overall. Drink now through 2024. 9,000 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:91 - Best from 2020-2024)
        • Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

          Ripe and lush up front, with waves of cassis, mulled plum and blackberry compote underscored by singed alder and graphite on the finish, adding grip. This is packed and well-built. Best from 2022 through 2032. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 36,000 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 Best 2022-2032)
        • Laird Mast Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

          Edgy, hard black licorice flavors give this muscle and body, imparting a chewy character, with touches of graphite and roasted herb. Shows firm tannins and cedary oak nuances. Best from 2020 through 2031. 405 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:89 - Best from 2020-2031)
        • Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

          A direct core of black cherry and black currant fruit is flanked by light tobacco and singed cedar notes. There's a flash of olive through the finish.

          Alexander Valley AVA, California
        • Celani Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

          The 2014 Celani Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 20 months in 90% new French oak barrels, and was bottled without fining or filtration. The result is a wine that is an aromatic powerhouse with ripe, roasted blackberries, black raspberries, blackcurrants, ink, black cherries in cream, and roasted nuts. Hints of dark chocolate, violets and wild sage add to the aromatic complexity. This is a mouth-filling wine exploding with black and blue fruit flavors, a touch of sexy oak, and a lush, ripe mid-palate. The tannins integrate seamlessly with the wine’s intensity, and the finish is amazingly long. The 2014 Celani Cabernet is drinking beautifully now and will age effortlessly over the next 20 plus years.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon

          St. Helena, Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

          A rich, showy style, with a very creamy texture to its mix of warmed vanilla, plum and boysenberry puree, and melted black licorice flavors. A mocha notes swirls around the fruit on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 141,348 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:92 - Best from 2021-2028)
        • Anderson's Conn Valley Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

          uper ripe red raspberries, cloves, mocha and licorice are some of the many notes that emerge from the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve flows across the palate with layers of expressive dark red fruit, spices, new leather and licorice. The style is rich and enveloping throughout, with notable silkiness and exceptional polish. Hints of white pepper and orange peel add an attractive upper register on the finish.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

          Luxurious dark cherry, boysenberry, blackcurrant and black fig aromas, with scents of oak toast and dark chocolate, introduce layers of rich, deeply concentrated, yet elegant flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, fig, currant and fresh cherry. The wine's vibrant acidity, supple, seamlessly integrated tannins and impeccable balance contribute to a round, plush mouthfeel, leading to a long, savory finish marrying rich boysenberry fruit, French oak spice and a hint of dark chocolate. Remarkably delicious young, this classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will develop even greater allure with another 7-10 years' bottle age.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Anderson's Conn Valley Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

          A light dusting of charcoal falls across a core of gently steeped black currant and blackberry fruit, while tobacco, bay leaf and cedar notes slide in on the finish. Solidly built. Fans of the rustic style will dig this. Best from 2020 through 2026. 1,400 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:91 - Best from 2020-2026)
        • Lewis Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

          Matches intensity with refinement, with subdued oak shading rich dark berry, espresso, graphite and cedar notes, ending with a long, full finish that echoes the core flavors. Best from 2021 through 2033. 1,700 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2021-2033)
        • Lewis Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

          A creamy textured charmer, infused with mocha and dark berry flavors and offering density and complexity, this builds on tiers of jazzy oak, polished currant and blackberry. Ends with rounded tannins that let the flavors glide on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2030. 2,000 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:94 - Best from 2019-2030)
        • Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

          Starts with moderate blood orange and red currant fruit, lined with tobacco leaf and cedar notes, slowly opening to reveal more density and flesh, albeit in a chunky, earth-accented package. Iron and charcoal hints emerge on the finish. For patient fans of the old-school style. Best from 2022 through 2030. 1,192 cases made. — JM

          Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, California (WS:90 - Best from 2022-2030)
        • Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon

          Tight and focused, with a mix of currant, dill, cedar, graphite and loamy earth flavors, shaded with spicy oak nuances and supported by firm, dusty tannins. Best from 2019 through 2030. 9,000 cases made.

          Stags Leap District AVA, Napa Valley, California - (WS:90 - Best from 2019-2030)
        • Kamen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

          What a vibrant and expressive vintage! Radiant with perfectly ripe aromas of blackberries, cassis, strawberry, roasted nuts and perfumed plums. Hints of marzipan, espresso, black Indian spices, dried wildflowers, ripe passion fruit and the hallmark notes of stony minerality add incredible complexity. A powerhouse of flavors both sweet and savory. Black and purple fruit flavors wind through wild sage and chaparral. The synchrony of balance and power make for an intriguing and complex wine with a long-lasting finish. Enjoy now and cellar over the next 25 years.

          Moon Mountain District AVA, Sonoma, California - Certified Organic
        • Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon

          Bright, ripe and lively, with a zesty mix of loganberry, plum and blueberry flavors, infused liberally with licorice snap, bramble and apple wood notes. Everything knits nicely on the finish. Rock-solid. Drink now through 2030. 6,220 cases made. — JM

          Stags Leap District AVA, Napa Valley, California (WS:92 - Best Now - 2030)
        • Concha Y Toro Don Melchor Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

          Refined and elegant, with silky tannins behind the mineral, macerated cherry and damson plum flavors. Quite creamy, revealing hints of paprika and hoisin sauce. The long, lush finish is filled with notes of cocoa powder and dust. Drink now through 2020. 10,100 cases made. — KM

          Puente Alto, Chile (WS:95 - Drink now)
        • Revana Terroir Series Cabernet Sauvignon

          Strikingly vibrant, featuring complex flavors, innate balance and pure dark berry, spice, licorice and light oak shadings, with a long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2030. 1,700 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2018-2030)
        • Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

          A focused, slightly old-school version, with a cast iron note framing a core of cassis and dark plum fruit while savory and tobacco leaf details peek through. For fans of a little austerity in their Cabernets. Best from 2022 through 2036. 4,782 cases made. — JM

          Yontville AVA, Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:92 Best from 2022-2036)
        • Stonestreet Rockfall Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

          Bold aromas of dusty plum, pomegranate, graphite and cedar overly nuanced undercurrents of pink peppercorn and mulling spices. This powerful wine’s classically savory palate also displays hints of blueberry and dark chocolate, which lie in perfect balance to its generous structure and dense tannin pro le.

          Alexander Valley AVA, Sonoma, California
        • Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

          Deep ruby in color, our 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is an opulent wine with notes of cassis, ripe raspberry, toasted coconut and shiitake mushroom. This wine has a rich entry, depth through the mid-palate, great structure without being heavy and exceptional length on the finish. Fresh cherry flavors balanced with floral notes and a subtle hint of black pepper add a beautiful complexity. Plush tannins lend to its ageworthiness. Given proper cellaring conditions, this wine will show beautifully through 2040.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

          An intense and rustic red, offering a rangy mix of dried berry, earth, leather, roasted herb and tobacco leaf flavors. A cool-year Cabernet that should benefit from cellaring, yet will always show its sturdy build. Best from 2014 through 2026. 5,315 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:91 - Best from 2014-2026)
        • Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

          Centered on a firm core of dark, rich, cedary blackberry and wild berry flavors, with licorice, anise, spice, herb and woody notes. The wood is the major flavor and textural theme, gaining a stronger sense of balance on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2030. 7,194 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:90 - Best from 2018-2030)
        • Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

          A classic Napa Cabernet in terms of weight, expression, density and proportion, from the initial spicy, seductive mocha, cedar and cigar box scents to the vibrant offering of perfumed currant, cassis, plum and wild berry. Best of all, the finish retains focus, showing tannic strength without overexerting itself. Long and detailed on the finish, this is an ideal candidate for a decade or more of cellaring. Drink now through 2030. 10,000 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2016-2030)
        • Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

          Beautifully proportioned for the long haul, this is deep, complex, firm, focused and structured, showing tiers of savory herb, dark berry, cedar and sage flavors, ending with ripe, chewy tannins. Best from 2020 through 2032. 7,716 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:92 - Best from 2020-2032)
        • Lewis Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

          This brims with intense dark berry, mocha and espresso flavors, with just enough tannins, tempting you to take another sip. Best from 2022 through 2034. 1,200 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2022-2034)
        • Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

          This zeroes in on a rich, hedonistic core of wild berry, blackberry, plum and currant flavors, with a graceful, elegant mouthfeel and supple, caressing tannins. The long and powerful yet refined aftertaste keeps reverberating fruit generosity while maintaining Cabernet's strength of personality. Drink now through 2030. 21,249 cases made. –JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:95 - Best from 2016-2030)
        • Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

          This delivers almost unbridled plum sauce, blackberry preserves and melted licorice flavors, but keeps a smoldering edge for form while picking up alluring black tea and incense notes on the broad finish. There's a long echo of chocolate adding to this hedonist's delight. Drink now through 2032. 23,165 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:95 - Best from 2019-2032)
        • Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

          Dark, rich and intense, a vibrant, deeply concentrated and firmly tannic style. Young and tight, this wine packs in lots of rich, chocolaty plum, black currant, cherry, anise and sage and herbal flavors. Really revs up the flavors on the finish, with unfolding layers of complexity and depth. Best from 2004 through 2014. 1,800 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:95 - Best 2004-2014)
        • Favia Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon

          A graceful youngster, rich without being weighty, focused on deep blackberry, licorice, cedary oak, sage and underbrush notes. Ends with chewy, grippy tannins that give traction to the flavors. Drink now through 2030. 285 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:92 - Best from 2017-2030)
        • Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

          Combines polish with a firm, complex structure, offering blackberry, black olive and smoky accents that build richness toward fine-grained tannins. Best from 2021 through 2027. 4,975 cases made. — TF

          Columbia Valley AVA, Washington (WS:93 - Best from 2021-2027)
        • Cade Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

          Vivid açaí, plum and blueberry reduction notes are inlaid with a solid graphite edge, giving the fruit a foil as it moves along. Bright anise and roasted apple wood elements frame the finish, which ends with the fruit showing power and energy. Best from 2021 through 2030. 1,450 cases made. — JM

          Howell Mountain AVA, Napa Valley, Calfornia (WS:93 - Best from 2021-2030)
        • Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena

          Features a sleek and racy edge, with damson plum, bitter cherry and black currant fruit working together, revealing pinpoints of savory, sage and iron scattered throughout. The mouthwatering finish shows the vintage's slightly brambly grip, but with superior integration and energy to most of its peers. Best from 2022 through 2038. 4,019 cases made. — JM

          St.Helena AVA, Napa, California (WS:95 - Best from 2022-2038)
        • Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena

          Beautifully rendered, with a focused beam of gently mulled red and black currant fruit that glides through atop a subtle but persistent loamy structure. Light tea and alder notes fill in throughout, ending with a wave of fruit that is alluringly lined with latent mineral tension. Best from 2021 through 2040. 4,030 cases made. — JM

          St.Helena AVA, Napa, California (WS:96 - Best from 2021-2040)
        • Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena

          Very pure, with a piercing edge to its racy cassis, plum and blackberry coulis flavors, this moves along authoritatively while staying relatively light on its feet, with violet, savory and iron threads lining the mouthwatering finish. Beautifully rendered wine that should age gracefully. Best from 2022 through 2040. 4,278 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:96 - Best from 2022-2040)
        • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

          A big wine waiting to unwind. When it does, the core of steeped plum, blueberry and açaí reduction flavors should stretch out nicely over melted licorice and Black Forest cake elements. A graphite spine holds everything together, while embers of smoldering apple wood flicker through the very long finish. Best from 2022 through 2038. 2,400 cases made. — JM

          Stags Leap District, Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:95 Best 2022-2038)
        • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

          Ripe, warm and alluring in feel, with a velvety texture, the core dripping with cassis, plum reduction and melted red licorice notes. The long finish moves slowly while maintaining definition, with subtle black tea and sage hints peeking in, adding range and intrigue. Should age nicely. Best from 2021 through 2038. 2,400 cases made. — JM

          Stags Leap District, Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:95 - Best from 2021-2038)
        • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

          This shows the dark sage and tobacco edge of the vintage, with a core of gently steeped plum and blackberry fruit emerging slowly. Smoky details pervade the finish, which displays a serious bolt of graphite. Best from 2021 through 2036. 2,400 cases made. — JM

          Stags Leap District, Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2021-2036)
        • Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon

          This towering Cabernet tightly wraps its supple, expressive core of currant and boysenberry flavors with subtle hints of cream, espresso and dried herbs, flowing seamlessly into the long, vivid finish. Offers depth and power without apparent weight. A knockout. Best from 2015 through 2030. 441 cases imported. —

          South Australia (WS:97 - Best from 2015-2030)
        • Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

          This delivers a gorgeous mix of rich, vibrant blackberry, wild berry, currant and cassis flavors, taut and firm, with chewy tannins and dusty, cedary earth details on the finish. Ends with a burst of black licorice and graphite. Drink now through 2030. 1,500 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:94 Best from 2015-2030)
      • Red Blends
        • BIN: 71
          Galaxy Red Blend

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Charles & Charles Red Blend

          Charles & Charles Red Blend is bold, rich and textured but not over the top – it remains wonderfully restrained and focused. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and earthy, savory notes of tobacco and herbs, vanilla, and cocoa. A full mouthfeel with a long and supple finish. It's an intense dark blue / purple in color with tremendous purity, depth, and focus. Tannins are elegant, and refined.

          Columbia Valley AVA, Washington
        • Greg Norman Estates Cabernet/Shiraz

          There's a lovely savory thread here, with details of crushed rock and white pepper along with a touch of lavender to complement the plump blackberry, plum and blueberry flavors. Shiraz and Cabernet. Drink now. 3,000 cases imported. — MW

          Limestone Coast, Australia (WS:88)
        • La Closerie Des LYS Les Fruitieres

          The cabernet notes sing in this mountain red-- herbs, tobacco, and red fruit.

          France (Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Grenache, Syrah)
        • Maryhill WInemakers Red

          Supple and elegant, with pretty cherry, rose petal and orange peel accents that linger on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2026. 20,058 cases made. — TF

          Columbia Valley AVA, Washington
        • Montes Twins Red Blend

          It is a perfumed wine, with elegant aromas of ripe black fruit recalling fig and blackcurrant, typical of the Cabernet Sauvignon from this area. The Syrah makes its presence felt with delicate aromas of sweet spices and leather that heighten the character. Fresh and juicy on the palate, due in no small part to the percentage of Tempranillo in the blend. The Carmenère lends smooth, round tannins for a light sweet sensation that lingers on its pleasing finish.

          Colchagua Valley, Chile (35% Cab, 30% Syrah, 25% Carmenère, 10% Tempranillo)
        • Coppola Diamond Series Claret

          Aromas of berries, plums, and allspice with flavors of cherries, currants, cassis, and vanilla. Our prize offering, the ultra premium Claret, sports a label that honors the first Cabernet Sauvignon blended in a Bordeaux style by Gustave Niebaum in 1910. Claret is a term originally coined by the British to describe Cabernet-based wines. This Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc blend is alluring and sophisticated; it is memorably lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum and anise. Borrowing tradition of European wineries, we add gold netting to bottle to signify outstanding quality of wine.

          California - (79% Cab/13% Petit Verdot/5% Malbec/3% Cab Franc)
        • Hook & Ladder Tillerman Red Blend

          The Tillerman red blend exhibits a deep purple hue, with notes of ripe wild berries, black cherry, and baking spices on the nose. Layered flavors of black currant and raspberry lead to a long finish of dark chocolate spice.

          Chalk Hill, Russian River AVA, California
        • Now Presenting Red Blend

          Paso Robles AVA,California
        • BIN: 362
          Ransom Red Blend

          Rogue Valley AVA, Oregon
        • Mulderbosch Faithful Hound

          This shows good purity to dark cherry and currant flavors, with sanguine notes gliding along. Acidity and tannins build a nice structure that supports the fruit as this flows continuously on the palate, ending with a mineral-singed finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2024. 6,000 cases made, 4,000 cases imported. — AZ

          Stellenbosch, S. Africa (WS:89 - Best from 2020-2024)
        • Gabrielle Cellars Vertex Cuvee Blend 620

          Napa AVA, California
        • BIN: 522
          Montefiore Red

          The blend combines the unique terroir, with a hint of Mediterranean herbs and the warmth of the Israeli sun. The individual characteristics of each variety is preserved in the final wine. The chunky fruit of the Malbec, spicy pepperiness of the Shiraz and the earthiness of the Petite Sirah shine through. Montefiore Red is medium bodied, unoaked, but with a very good structure. It is fruit forward and full of chewy, mouthfilling flavor, with aromas of ripe brambly fruit, hints of white pepper and a clean, refreshing, well balanced finish.

          Judean Hills, Israel - (45% Petite Syrah/35% Shiraz/20% Malbec)
        • Wind Gap SOIF Old Vine Red Wine

          Explosive aromas of sweet red cherries, cinnamon, fresh summer fruits and crazy floral notes lift this brilliant translucent red wine. More concentrated than the 2014 with more palate weight that doesn’t sacrifice the lift and verve. We recommend you drink this wine chilled and frequently.

          N.Coast AVA, California (35% Valdiguie/20% Zin/15% Carignan/12% Petite Sirah/10% Dolcetto)
        • BIN: 104
          Decoy Red Wine

          Rich and concentrated, this wine reveals voluptuous layers of blueberry, cassis and dark chocolate. On the palate, hints of salted caramel and exotic spices add depth and complexity to the fresh fruit flavors, while carrying the wine to a long and silky finish.

          Sonoma County AVA, California
        • Brutocao Quardriga Red Blend

          Quadriga, a “chariot carried by four horses”, is an ancient Italian symbol of triumph. Celebrating our Italian heritage, we created a proprietary blend of Sangiovese, Primitivo, Barbera, and Dolcetto. With aromas of lavender and plums, our unique combination opens with red delicious apple, followed with blueberries and foral notes.

          Hopland Ranches, Mendocino, California (26% Sangiovese/30% Primitivo/21% Barbera/23% Dolcetto)
        • The Big Easy Red Blend

          Santa Barbara AVA, California
        • Slo Down Wines

          Bursting with intense red fruit on the nose. Massive entry with blackberry, black cherry, dark chocolate, and spice with a long, smooth finish. Concentrated and complex with flavors that will continue to be teased out.

          California AVA
        • Mollydooker Two Left Feet

          Vanilla-scented blackberry and black cherry flavors are rich in this red, with appealing, sink-your-teeth-into tannins. Ripe, but still showing plenty of complexity in the details of sandalwood, pepper and mocha. Harmonious on the finish. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2029. 10,347 cases made, 4,636 cases imported. — MW

          South Australia (WS:89 - Best 2019-2029) 71% Shiraz/16% Merlot/15% Cab
        • Blue Rock Baby Blue Proprietary Red

          This may be a “baby,” but its refinement and pedigree will impress on every level! Striking Cabernet aromatics leap from the glass, deep black and blue fruits dance on the palate, followed by a soft and silky texture, fine grained tannins and glorious structure to complete ensemble.

          Sonoma AVA, California (41%Cab, 32%Merlot, 14%Syrah, 8%PV, 3%Malbec, 2%CabF)
        • Finca Decero Owl & The Dust Devil

          Rich and well-structured, with loads of minerality to the pepper-accented dried raspberry and red plum flavors. Hazelnut details linger on the plush, cream-filled finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,200 cases imported. — KM

          Mendoza, Argentina (WS:90 - Best from 2017-2020) Malbec / Cabernet / Cabernet Franc
        • Lucas & Lewellen Hidden Assets

          Features notes of dried meat and dark chocolate to the ripe red fruit and spice flavors. Smoky hints show on the finish. Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Sirah and Cabernet Franc. Drink now. 1,157 cases made. — KM

          Santa Barbara County AVA, California (WS:87 - Drink now)
        • Murrieta's Well The Spur Red Blend

          Offers a slightly tangy mix of loganberry coulis, anise and spearmint notes, with good racy structure and a lingering savory hint. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2021. 10,325 cases made. — JM

          Livermore Valley AVA, California (WS:87 - Best 2019-2021 - 64% Cab/14% Petite Sirah/13% Merlot)
        • BIN: 400
          Eagle Eye Meritage

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Ferrari-Carano Tresor

          Vibrant aromas and flavors of red and black berries, black tea, cedar, earth, vanilla, blackberry and cassis, combine with a full mid-palate with considerable, round tannins. Lingering sweet oak notes of creme brûlée and dark chocolate add great depth. This wine's upfront silkiness and roundness make for a delicious selection now and will drink well for 15-20 years.

          Sonoma County AVA, California (62% Cab/13% Petit Verdot/11% Malbec/10% Merlot/4% Cab Franc)
        • Orin Swift Abstract Red Blend

          Soft and smoky, with easygoing cherry, cured meat and cracked pepper flavors that finish with fine tannins. Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2024. 44,000 cases made. — TF Aromatics with gravity, the wine pulls you in with notes of blueberry, black fig, bloodied strawberry and hints of musk and rhubarb. Bold on the entry, the palate exudes rich notes of dark plum and ripe framboise with a slightly chalky texture. The wine transitions effortlessly to a finish of black cherry, sweet licorice and some quick drying tannins. - Winery

          California (WS:90 - Best from 2019-2024) Grenache/Petite Sirah/Syrah
        • Calluna Vineyards Cuvee

          “… offers up a complex and classy bouquet of cassis, black cherries, tobacco leaf, a touch of menthol, dark soil tones and a judicious framing of cedary oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and very suave on the attack, with a fine core, moderate tannins and fine length and grip on the well-balanced finish.” - John Gilman; View from the Cellar

          Chalk Hill AVA, Sonoma County, California
        • Taken Napa Valley Red

          Warm and velvety in feel, with a well-toasted frame that melds into the core of steeped currant, plum and blackberry flavors. A loamy tug through the finish keeps this grounded. Not shy on heft but pulls it off. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah. Best from 2020 through 2028. 17,300 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, CA (WS:91 - Best from 2020-2028) -61% Syrah/38% Merlot/1% Petite Sirah
        • Materra Right Bank Merlot Blend

          The slightly cooler temperatures of the Oak Knoll District have gained acclaim for producing some of Napa Valley’s most refined Merlots. With its lush and captivating aromas, medium body texture, and long lasting finish, this wine is a prime example. Notes of cranberry and licorice charm your senses as they mesh together to create an attractive candy aroma. On the palate, white pepper characteristics layer over the combination of red fruit, and dark chocolate flavors. Finely grained tannins create a dry finish, adding structure and sophistication to this elegant, estate grown Merlot-based blend.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (Merlot/Cabernet Blend)
        • BIN: 433
          Ramey Claret

          Pure, clean and graceful, this is very rich and well-structured, with a deep, layered core of currant, blackberry, mocha and underbrush, ending with a long, lingering aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2027. 5,700 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:90-Best 2016-2027) 63% Cab/24% Merlot/7% Malbec/3% Syrah/2%PV
        • Storybook Mountain Vineyards Antaeus

          Connoisseur's Guide sez: “Immediately impressing with its sense of crafting and polish and as rich and refined in flavor as it is in aroma, the latest Antaeus marries the deep, dark berry fruit of Zinfandel with a bit of Cabernet cassis and is structured long distinctly claret-like lines. It is layered and long and thoroughly involving right now, but its balance and youthful vitality are the markers of a wine that will grow effortlessly.”

          Napa Valley AVA, California - (53% Zin/34% Cab/10% Petit Verdot/3% Merlot)
        • The Prisoner Red Blend

          Bold aromas of black cherry and plum are heightened by hints of oak and Madagascar vanilla. A soft and velvety palate of anise, dark cocoa powder and roasted sage lead into a dense finish with luscious tannins.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Palazzo Napa Valley Left Bank Red

          ‘Left Bank’ Red Cuvée Master Blend is ‘generous on the palate’ …with lots of rich & delicious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon fruit! Lush black-cherry and blackberry fruit on the nose & palate, along with hints of chocolate, coffee and cassis notes!

          Napa Valley AVA, California - (Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc)
        • Hunter Glenn Red Blend

          This vintage is a deep scarlet red that lends to its refined elegance. Aromas of pink peppercorn, oregano and cherry cobbler brood from the glass, while a bouquet of fine cedar and bourbon vanilla prove perfect integration of oak. The first sip shows it’s a classic Napa Valley red wine, driven by Bing cherry, brûléed sugar, with hints of violet and cinnamon. Finishing with a dusting of dark cocoa, this wine will leave you smiling after every sip. 110 cases. 21 Months on 35% new French Oak

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Racecar Red by Lewis

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2021-2033)
        • L'Ecole No. 41 Apogee Pepper Bridge Red Blend

          Tightly focused, featuring a slightly angular core of tannins and acidity, plus blackberry, lead pencil and stony mineral accents. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2019. 1,320 cases made. — TF

          Walla Walla Valley AVA, Washington (WS:89 - Best from 2019-2024)
        • Jonata Todos Red Blend

          Santa Ynez Valley AVA, California
        • Celani Vineyards Tenacious Red

          This vintage of Tenacious is made from Celani Family Estate Merlot (70%) and Cabernet Franc (30%). Immediately penetrating and brooding! The aromatic profile exudes super ripe strawberries and cream, blackberries, black raspberries, rock minerals, grilled nuts and graphite. Adding further complexity are hints of creme de cassis, black cardamom and mocha. A deliciously multi-dimensional wine; the palate is redolent of intense black and purple fruits. Possessing supple tannins that lead to a long and lingering finish. A truly elegant and extraordinary wine. --Mark Herold

          Napa Valley AVA, California (70% Merlot/30% Cabernet Franc)
        • Galaxy Terlato Red Blend

          California AVA
        • Orin Swift Papillon Red Blend

          A dense shade of crimson red coats the sides of the glass. Subtle aromas of cedar wood and rose petals mingle with hints of well-seasoned oak. The entry of the wine is seamless and prepares the taster for a broad mid palate saturated with ripe cherry and dark chocolate. The wine finishes with broad and rich tannins that linger on for nearly a minute.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (Cab/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Malbec/Cab Franc/Petite Sirah)
        • L'Aventure Estate Cuvee

          A powerful spotlight for the vintage, Estate Cuvée 2011 attacks with plenty of push! Deep purple with an opaque, almost black center. Subtle cigar box aromas above, graphite below, dark fruit all around. The mouth is well balanced, with wood and alcohol integrated seamlessly with the dark purple, vinous fruit. Great acidity and elegant mineral and spice notes carry the wine to an immense finish that lasts…. a long time! As always, our best effort.

          Paso Robles AVA, California
        • Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet/Shiraz Blend

          Polished and generous, oozing with details of blackberry pie, Earl Grey tea, black licorice, star anise and dried lavender, with more savory notes of cigar box, rosemary, cassis and black pepper. Accents of cream soda and salted caramel linger on the finish. Cabernet and Shiraz. Drink now through 2032. 18,086 cases imported. — MW

          South Australia (WS:92 - Best from 2020-2032) 51% Cab/49% Shiraz
        • BIN: 592
          Montes Purple Angel

          Unctuously rich and juicy, with concentrated dark cherry and blackberry flavors that are loaded with cooking spice accents. Features ripe tannins and savory hints on the long, creamy finish. Carmenère and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2026. 18,000 cases made, 5,350 cases imported. — KM

          Colchagua Valley, Chile (WS:93 - Best 2021-2026) 92% Carmenere/8% Petit V
        • BIN: 641
          Deranged by Prisoner

          This red blend is full of black cherry, clove spice, blackberry cobbler, and vanilla toast. The mouthfeel is full on the entry and the soft tannins and balanced acidity are a delicious combo.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Domaine Serene Grand Cheval

          Representing the best of Oregon’s east and west wine growing regions, the 2017 vintage of Grand Cheval beautifully combines traits of both. Dark fruit and mocha envelope the palate, with firm but integrated tannins built to age. Bright acidity and a liveliness on the palate ensures balance. This wine is the quintessence of power and strength, while still speaking to its roots in Oregon.

          Walla Walla Valley/Dundee Hills AVA, Oregon (WS:88 Best from 2021-2028)88)
        • Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta Blend

          Deep and intense red purple color. Complex and seductive nose of red fruits, blackberries, black cherry and raspberry, mixed with toasted notes of vanilla, black chocolate and coffee. In mouth, the wine is only density, volume and fullness. The exceptional quality of its tannins gives the wine not only a fine and smooth texture, but also a well-structured character, for a great aging potential. The finish is long, velvety and silky.

          Apalta Vineyard, Colchagua Valley, Chili (71% Carmenere/20% Cab/9% Merlot)
        • BIN: 553

          The 2013 Quintessa is a deep and thoughtful wine from an exceptional vintage. Dark and rich in color with aromas of bright cherry, blackberry and blueberry with cedar spice and notes of fresh herbs and spring flowers, this wine expresses harmony between fruit and earth. With supple tannin in balance with black fruit flavors and lively acidity, the 2013 Quintessa is truly a wine of depth and richness, balance and purity.

          Rutherford AVA, Napa Valley, California
        • BIN: 554

          A potent, distinctive style, with loamy earth and graphite details amid the rich dark berry, licorice and savory herb notes, ending with repeating flavor themes and a foundation of firm, fine-grained tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Drink now through 2032. 9,000 cases made. — JL

          Rutherford AVA, Napa Valley, California (WS:92 - Best from 2017-2032)
        • BIN: 563

          A ripe, fleshy style, with dark currant, fig and blackberry fruit, steeped with sage, tobacco and warm licorice notes. A light alder hint stitches up the finish, showing latent, mineral-tinged grip. Solid. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Best from 2020 through 2032. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 9,000 cases made. — JM

          Rutherford AVA, Napa Valley, California (WS:93 - Best from 2020-2032)
        • BIN: 565

          An elegant, graceful style that shows depth, richness, polish and finesse, centered on a core of plum and dark berry flavors, with loamy earth, cedar and licorice notes, firming nicely on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Best from 2019 through 2029. 9,000 cases made. — JL

          Rutherford AVA, Napa Valley, California (WS:91 - Best from 2019-2029)
        • BIN: 960

          Very fresh in feel, with a racy and refined core of cassis, damson plum and raspberry reduction notes inlaid with black tea and anise hints. A subtle mineral edge adds length to the finish, with the fruit showing nice restraint despite its youth. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. Drink now through 2035. 10,000 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2021-2035)
        • Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Red

          Dark garnet in color and nearly black at the core, the wine opens with concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry and wild blueberry, delicate notes of red raspberry and lavender, and a fresh waft of crushed slate. The silky entry is intense with cassis, black cherry and bitter chocolate, yet bright with red cherry and plum, grounded by notes of crushed stone. This powerful wine crescendos into a long, lingering finish. Extraordinary in its depth, complexity and concentration, this wine requires time, patience and decanting. Best after 2020 it will reveal increasing opulence over time, and age gracefully well beyond twenty years of cellaring.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best 2016-2028) (81% Cab/7% Merlot/6% Malbec/3% Cab Franc)
        • Joseph Phelps Insignia

          Combines deep, ripe dark berry fruit with crushed rock, cedar and lead pencil notes, and the tannins have a green bitter edge. A step back in richness and complexity for Insignia, this is built for cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2014 through 2024. 10,540 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:91 - Best from 2014-2024)
        • Joseph Phelps Insignia

          The 2011 Insignia is layered with aromatics of dark fruit, cardamom, tobacco, Herbs de Provence and graphite on the nose. Fresh and lively this elegant wine boasts bright red cherry, blackberry and espresso throughout the palate with supple tannins. 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:88 - Best from 2016-2028)
        • Joseph Phelps Insignia

          Packs a wallop, perhaps overly so, with extracted dark berry flavors and tannic muscle. The drying sensation on the finish distracts from the ripe blackberry, earth, cedar and gravel notes. Aromas of cassis, currant and blackberry offer more promise. Either way, this is built to cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2017 through 2030. 15,000 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2017-2030)
        • Joseph Phelps Insignia

          Firm, dense and deeply concentrated, this offers a powerful thrust of flavors, with mocha- and espresso-laced blackberry, black licorice and cedar notes, revving up on the finish. Long, pure, driven and persistent, this seems set for a long life. Best to cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Best from 2015 through 2028. 11,060 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:94 - Best from 2015-2028)
        • Joseph Phelps Insignia

          Rich and full-bodied, but exhibiting the lift of a brighter red. The dark berry flavors give this an elegant mouthfeel and ease the tannic strength. Tempting now but worth cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2032. 12,300 cases made. –JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2018-2032)
        • Joseph Phelps Insignia

          Rich and juicy, with layers of blackberry, subtle herb and spice, cedary oak and gravelly earth, accented by shades of tobacco and cigar box. Maintains a consistent weight and range of flavors through the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2032. 14,500 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:90 - Best from 2017-2032)
        • Joseph Phelps Insignia

          This red offers lots of spice, cedar, gravel and lead pencil flavors, with the woodiness overshadowing the trim fruit. A Bordeaux-style version that begs for cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2022 through 2032. 12,500 cases made. — JL

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:91 - Best from 2022-2032)
        • Joseph Phelps Insignia

          Delivers showy fruit, with layered flavors of warmed boysenberry, blackberry and açaí berry paste, framed by a subtle alder hint and backed by warm earth and cast iron details on the finish. Not shy, and well-built for the vintage. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2038. 7,600 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:94 - Best from 2022-2038)
        • Joseph Phelps Insignia

          This is laden with flavors of dark currant, blackberry and black cherry preserves, infused gently with alder, incense and black tea notes, all carried by a long swath of fine-grained tannins. Hints of warm stone and tobacco gild the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2021 through 2035. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 13,500 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:95 - Best from 2021-2035)
        • Joseph Phelps Insignia

          This is richly layered, with cassis, crushed plum and blackberry puree flavors moving through slowly but steadily, while warm earth, ganache and black licorice notes follow along. Picks up a tarry edge on the finish as the fruit takes an encore. For fans of the muscular, fruit-driven style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2036. 17,000 cases made. — JM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:94 - Best from 2022-2036)
        • BIN: 528
          Opus One

          Showing a lustrous dark ruby, the 2004 Opus One presents aromas of violets, cedar, black tea leaves, black pepper and brioche. A soft, creamy entry gives way to a concentrated mid-palate; elements of cassis, toffee and cocoa round out the rich flavors of the wine. Intense fruit, bright acid and sturdy tannins promise resilience and longevity.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2014-2024)
        • BIN: 443
          Opus One

          A moderately deep garnet, the 2003 Opus One offers aromas of blackberry, plum, hazelnut, graphite, olive oil, cocoa and dried cherries. The wine presents a soft, rich entry; nuances of dark chocolate, black licorice and herbs linger on the finish.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:87)
        • BIN: 405
          Opus One

          The 2011 Opus One expresses fresh aromas of bright fruit, herbs de provence, bay leaf and cassis which give way to subtler notes of black tea and white pepper. The wine's round tannins and creamy texture envelop the familiar flavors of fresh cherry, cranberry, and boysenberry with a touch of dark chocolate. This polished and age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a satiny finish and a slight grip off tannin at the close. The 2011 Opus One is composed of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Malbec

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:92 - Best from 2019-2032)
        • BIN: 407
          Opus One

          The 2012 Opus One effuses fresh dark fruit aromas accentuated by subtler notes of forest-floor and graphite. The wine's round mouthfeel and satiny tannins wrap around classic flavors of cassis,blackberry and black cherry. This refined and age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a long lingering finish, with lively acidity and a sturdy structure at the close.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2015-2028)
      • Merlot
        • BIN: 72
          Galaxy Merlot

          Our Merlot has a bright ruby color with aromas of juicy, ripe, red cherry, dried herbs and vanilla spice. On the palate, it has good acidity and firm tannins, with flavors of cherry and blueberry leading to a long, lingering finish.

        • R Collection by Raymond Merlot

          R Collection Merlot fills the mouth with smooth cherry, raspberry, and plum flavors that effortlessly meld with hints of earth and spice and ultimately culminate in a toasty vanilla finish. Full-bodied, yet approachable, the wine displays a good balance of acidity and tannins.

        • Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot

          Aromas of cherry, dusty plum, cassis, cola, eucalyptus and cocoa powder in the glass. This is a fruit forward wine with nice balance and flavors of red cherry, cassis, blackberry, plum, dark fruits, and dark chocolate. The finish is juicy and structured with a long finish.

          Alexander Valley AVA, California
        • Ferrari-Carano Merlot

          Sonoma County AVA, California
        • Flora Springs Merlot

          This offers a suave core of well-spiced cherry compote and plum tart flavors. Smoky hints show on the finish. Drink now. 4,500 cases made. — KM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:88 - Drink now)
        • Steele Stymie Merlot

          The Stymie Vineyard typically yields a Merlot with a rich, deep red color and firm body, exhibiting aromas of chocolate, jammy fruit, tobacco and pepper. The palate reveals a rich, well-structured wine with layers of ripe red currants, anise, chocolate-covered cherries, a peppery mid-palate, and just a hint of coffee. This high-quality fruit produces an excellent, long-lasting finish and smooth tannins.

          Lake County AVA, California
        • Meeker Handprint Merlot

          Dark fruit like currants and cherries marry on the nose with hints of toffee and caramel. The wine explodes on your palate with more cherries, and hints of the best strawberry rhubarb pie you’ve ever had. There’s no shortage of subtle, toasty oak and big, powerful tannins throughout the palate and finish of this wine. This 2011 Handprint will age beautifully and develop more richness and roundness for years to come.

          Sonoma County AVA, California
        • BIN: 377
          Rombauer Merlot

          This red is a well-framed mix of dark fruit and Asian spice flavors that are supported by firm acidity and tannins. Savory breadth on the snappy finish. Drink now. 9,000 cases made. — KM

          Carneros AVA, Napa Valley, California (WS;88)
        • BIN: 503
          Duckhorn Merlot

          Juicy, with good cut to the savory-inflected dried red berry and cherry tart flavors. The sleek finish is crisp and minerally. Drink now through 2023. 47,207 cases made. — KM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:89 - Best from 2021-2023)
        • BIN: 325
          Emmolo Merlot

          A deep purplish red, this wine is rich on both the nose and the palate. Scents of lush dark plums mix with candle spice, saddle leather, floral notes and cocoa baking powder. A sweet smokiness calls to mind the smell of a campfire burning in the woods. The palate starts off smooth and continually expands, with earthy flavors of oak. Gritty, finely textured tannins build all the way through the finish, which lingers with notes of bittersweet chocolate and ripe berries.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • BIN: 458
          Robert Foley Merlot

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot

          Powerful and rich-tasting, with a flush of red fruit flavors that quickly fill with sweet tobacco and sanguine notes. Paprika and rich spice accents on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 3,400 cases made. — KM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:91-Best 2018-2022)-91% Merlot/7% Cab/1.5% Petit Verdot)
        • Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot

          Powerful, rich and complex, with a refined mix of currant, dark cherry and plum tart flavors backed by suave, medium-grained tannins. Well-defined slate and loamy notes stretch out nicely on the finish, with black olive hints. Drink now through 2027. 4,678 cases made. — KM

          Napa Valley AVA, CA (WS:96 - Best from 2020-2027) 91% Merlot, 5% Cab, 2% Malbec, 1% Cab Fr, 1% Pet V
      • Pinot Noir
        • DeLoach Vineyards Heritage RSV Pinot Noir

          St. Helena AVA, California
        • Sebastopol Oaks Pinot Noir

          Sonoma County AVA, California
        • Parker Station Pinot Noir

          A lively red, with light- to medium-bodied flavors of dried red fruits, flanked by minerally accents.

          Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, California (WS:87 - Drink now)
        • BIN: 80
          Meiomi Pinot Noir

          A brilliant, rich garnet color, it opens with lifted fruit aromas of ripe strawberry, plum and sweet Bing cherry, along with light cedar and spicy vanilla notes. Bold and expressive boysenberry, plum, cherry cola and toasty mocha flavors lend complexity and depth on the palate. The vibrant acidity is well balanced by sweet oak and subtle herbal notes, with structure and depth seldom seen in Pinot Noir.

          Sonoma/Monterey/Santa Barbara AVA, California
        • BIN: 356
          Elouan Pinot Noir

          A spirited little red, with lively cherry blossom and sassafras flavors that end on a snappy note. Drink now through 2022.

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
        • Big Fire Pinot Noir - R. Stuart & Co.

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
        • Willowbrook Pinot Noir

          Smokey with a beautiful raspberry nose offset by fresh black pepper. On the palate, a balanced acidity gives way to suggestions of forest floor and a striking depth of ripe berry fruit. The silky mouthfeel is well complemented by structured tannins. Hints of mocha and Christmas spices mingle on the finish along with vibrant flavors of cassis and vanilla.

          Russian River Valley AVA, California
        • Roco Gravel Road Pinot Noir

          Tightly focused, this offers polish and structure, with layered raspberry and cherry flavors, laced with stony mineral and green tea notes and finishing with refined tannins. Drink now through 2028. 6,900 cases made. — TF

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon (WS:91 - Best from 2020-2028)
        • BIN: 319
          Praxis Pinot Noir

          Sonoma County AVA, California
        • Solena Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir

          Sleekly structured and savory, with expressive raspberry, violet and smoky tea accents that pick up speed toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2028. 4,497 cases made. — TF

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon (WS:92 - Best from 2020-2028)
        • Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir

          Fresh and youthful, with easygoing raspberry and toasted spice flavors that flesh out on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 2,000 cases made. — TF

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
        • Copper Cane Boen Pinot Noir

          A rich, plush style, dark in color, with dark berry flavors and touches of licorice, jazzy oak, vanilla, cedar and dill. Ends with a long finish. Drink now. 5,500 cases made. — JL

          St. Helena AVA, California (WS:90 - Drink now)
        • Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

          Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir offers warm tones of baking spice, wild sage, balsam and classic cherry coulis. Fine tannins and bright, juicy acidity give structure to the red berry palate.

          Sonoma Coast AVA, California (WS:88)
        • Chanson Marsannay Pinot Noir

          Marsannay AOC, Cotes De Nuits, Burgundy, France
        • Loveblock Pinot Noir

          This displays an impressive presence, smooth and succulent, with vibrant cherry, raspberry and apricot notes and touches of white pepper, anise seed and toasted cumin. The texture is smooth, with firm tannins that add an appealing traction on the finish. Drink now through 2033. 4,500 cases made, 3,500 cases imported. — MW

          Central Otago, New Zealand (WS:93 - Best from 2019-2033)
        • Lingua Franca AVNI Pinot Noir

          Elegant and sleekly focused, with complex and precise raspberry and dark cherry flavors accented by crushed stone and cinnamon notes that glide toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. 2,061 cases made.

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon (WS:92 - Best from 2018-2024)
        • Cristom Mt. Jefferson Pinot Noir

          The nose is fresh and shows great depth with raspberry crumble, dried wild strawberries, orange peel and milk chocolate shavings. Medium-to-full-bodied, with lots of spciy, crunchy red fruit, tangy acidity, firm tannins and a long finish.

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
        • Gregory James Pinot Noir Bacigalupi Vineyard

          With a lovely crimson hue, the wine immediately makes itself known in the glass with lofty scents of fresh picked berries and dark fruits interlaced with hints of potpourri, sassafras, licorice, forest floor and roasted chestnuts. On the palate, the fresh and expressive flavors of ripe blackberry, boysenberry, dark cherry and raspberry are underscored with nuances of mineral, black truffle, cardamon, clove and a touch of fine-grained oak. Big, round and opulent in texture. The complex flavor profile is balanced with a rich, creamy texture, supple tannins, and a nice burst of bracing acidity leading to a long, dry finish.

          Russian River Valley AVA, California
        • Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Le Puits Sec

          Intermingling notes of earth and flowers move to an explosive mid-palate of red fruits and plum followed by an elegant, bright, lifted finish. Stock up and experience the evolution of this wine over the next decade.

          Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
        • Talbott Sleepy Hollow Pinot Noir

          Pleasant notes of black cherry, vanilla and nutmeg combine with characteristics of raspberry and plum for a smooth, mouth-filling texture. Velvety tannins are livened by a sprightly acidity for a complex wine that leaves a lasting impression.

          Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, St. Lucia Highlands AVA, California
        • Le Cadeau Red Label Pinot Noir

          Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
        • Domaine Jean Fournier Les Longeroies Marsannay Pinot Noir

          Marsannay AOC, Cotes De Nuits, Burgundy, France
        • Escarpment Pinot Noir

          The raspberry coulis and cherry compote flavors are fresh, with a thread of acidity that highlights rosemary and loam details. Velvety tannins firm up on the finish. Drink now through 2029. 3,000 cases made, 500 cases imported. — MW

          Martinborough, New Zealand (WS:91 - Drink now-2029)
        • Fiddlehead Cellars Fiddelstix 728 Pinot Noir

          Tart black cherry and peppery cola spice aromatics intertwine with dried pomegranate and muddled blueberries. A vanilla-accented finish with fine tannins and black fruit flavors present this wine with both elegance and strength.

          Santa Rita Hills AVA, California
        • Chauvenet-Chopin Cotes De Nuits-Villages Pinot Noir

          Cotes De Nuits-Villages AOC, Burgundy, France
        • Chehalem Reserve Pinot Noir

          Precise and well-knit, with expressive raspberry and pomegranate fruit accented by green tea and anise notes. Drink now through 2021. 440 cases made. — TF

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon (Single Vineyard Bottling) (WS:90 - Best from 2017-2021)
        • Orin Swift Slander Pinot Noir

          Peppery undercurrents accent the spiced cherry and dark currant flavors. The minerally finish features slate and hot stone details. Drink now. 8,800 cases made. — KM

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:89 - Drink now)
        • Complant Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir

          Santa Lucia Highlands, California
        • Bethel Heights Aeolian Pinot Noir

          A burst of fruit is at the core of this structured red, with bright notes of cherry and tart blueberry accented by steely mineral and black tea accents that race toward bright tannins. Drink now through 2028. 387 cases made. — TF

          Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette AVA, Oregon (WS:92 - Best from 2021-2028)
        • Laird Family Estate Ghost Ranch Pinot Noir

          A true stunner, this Pinot has a ruby red plum hue which leads to a youthful, fruit driven nose of dark cherry, vanilla, and hints of cinnamon and clove. The ripe, juicy palate explodes with flavors of cherry compote, vibrant acidity, and undertones of raspberry and cranberry.

          Carneros, Sonoma AVA, California
        • Elk Cove Mount Richmond Pinot Noir

          Polished and sleekly built, with expressive dark berry, violet and spiced tea accents that build complexity toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. 1,012 cases made. — TF

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon (Single Vineyard Bottling) (WS:92 - Best from 2018-2024)
        • Lingua Franca The Plow Pinot Noir

          Graceful in its complexity and elegantly expressive, offering lithe raspberry and cherry flavors that are laced with a hint of crushed stone and black tea that build tension toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2029. 650 cases made. — TF

          Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon (WS:94 Best 2021-2029)
        • Belle Glos Clark and Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir

          Ripe, with a savory richness, this offers raspberry and red plum flavors backed by firm acidity. Tannins build on the finish, which offers slate and spice notes. Drink now through 2022.

          Santa Maria Valley AVA, California (Single Vineyard Bottling) WS:90 - Best from 2018-2022
        • Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir

          Chiseled, ripe and flavorful, featuring concentrated kirsch, wild plum and raspberry confit notes that mesh easily. Fruity midpalate, with a finish of slate and pepper hints, supported by firm tannins. Drink now through 2024. 7,235 cases made. — KM

          Russian River AVA, California (WS:91 - Best from 2020-2024)
        • Martinelli Zio Tony Ranch Pinot Noir

          Zio Tony Ranch, Russian River Valley AVA, California
        • Saintsbury Sundawg Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir

          A bit weighty in fruit maturity, touching on baked berry flavors, with the extraction turning up the tannins and austerity. A youngster, but already showing a gritty edge that may bode well for the future. Best from 2018 through 2024. 354 cases made. — JL

          Sundawg Ridge Vineyard, Russian River AVA, Sonoma, California (WS:88 - Best 2018-2024)
        • Bethel Heights Casteel Pinot Noir

          Glistening ruby-red. Expansive aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, candied flowers, vanilla and baking spices; a smoky mineral flourish gains strength as the wine opens up. Coats the palate with appealing sweet boysenberry and cherry liqueur flavors that tighten up and become spicier on the back half. Shows fine clarity and floral lift on a long, velvety finish shaped by finegrained, even tannins.

          Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette AVA, Oregon
        • Domaine Serene Evanstad Reserve Pinot Noir

          Elegant and delicately expressive, with floral cherry and stony mineral aromas and sleekly complex raspberry, tea and spice flavors that build depth toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2023. 12,239 cases made. — TF

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon (WS:92 - Best from 2017-2023)
        • Beaux Freres Pinot Noir

          Supple, expressive and multilayered, exhibiting flavors of plum, currant, pomegranate and violet that come together harmoniously, persisting into the long and exceptionally well-balanced finish. Drink now through 2024. 2,405 cases made. —

          Beaux Freres Vineyard, Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon (WS:95 - Best from 2016-2024)
        • Sea Smoke Pinot Noir

          Ten is named for the ten Pinot Noir clones found on our estate vineyard. Our most masculine wine, it is brooding and intense, with firm, mature tannins and a long, velvety finish. Ten is not for the faint-of-heart and has been known, on occasion, to convert even the most fanatic Cabernet lover. A brooding and intense wine. The aromas begin with notes of black cherry, tuberose and fig, then a myriad of savory spices, and a hint of jasmine. Firm, mature tannins—evidence of Ten’s ageability—are followed by a long, velvety finish.

          Santa Rita Hills AVA, California (100% Pinot Noir)
        • Kosta Browne Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

          Gutsy, showing tannic muscle, this offers tidbits of dark berry, with grainy, gripping tannins and notes of cedar and crushed rock. Complete, but should improve with cellaring. Drink now through 2022. 1,693 cases made. — JL

          Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, California (WS:90 - Best from 2013-2022)
        • Domaine de la Vougeraie Pommard Les Petits Noizons

          Intense aromas of wild cherry and strawberry mark this supple red. Hints of flowers and Eastern spices augment the fruit that plays out on the vibrant finish. Best from 2021 through 2035. 411 cases made, 70 cases imported. — BS

          Pommard AOC, Burgundy, France (WS:90 - Best from 2021-2035)
      • Syrah/Shiraz
        • Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz

          Smoke, sandalwood and white pepper notes add aromatic complexity to the core flavors of plump plum, cherry and black currant. Generous and harmonious, with velvety tannins lingering. Drink now through 2027. 12,000 cases made. — MW

          Barossa Valley, Australia (WS:90 - Best from 2017-2027)
        • First Drop Mother's Milk Shiraz

          Rich and juicy in flavor, with maraschino cherry, red licorice and fresh raspberry puree notes up front, plus matcha, dried lavender, star anise and fresh tobacco hints that linger. Despite the generosity of flavor, there's a light airiness in texture, with supple silkiness coming from polished tannins. Drink now through 2030. 15,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. — MW

          Barossa Valley, Australia (WS:92 - Best from 2020-2030)
        • Marietta Christo (Syrah blend)

          Marietta’s Syrah-based blend, is terrific. Black cherry, chocolate, leather, licorice and spice give the wine much of its dark, brooding feel. Powerful and intense, but with good freshness, wonderfully complete and absolutely delicious.

          North Coast AVA, California (60% Syrah/22% Petite Sirah/14% Grenache/4% Viognier)
        • Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz

          Full of freshness and bright youthful fruits, the 2018 vintage brings an opulence and class to the wines. Aromatic plum and raspberries with freshness and balance, the wine has a round central core of red fruit that gives way to a complex mid-palate full of cassis, dark cherry, spice and vanilla. While offering immense pleasure in its youth, the 2018 Woodcutter’s - Shiraz will certainly develop into an impressive wine with a few more years in the cellar

          Barossa Valley, Australia
        • L'Ecole No. 41 Syrah

          This luscious and balanced Syrah shows fragrant aromas of fresh blackberry and white pepper with floral undertones. Flavors of rich black current, blueberry, olive and earth meld gracefully through a finely textured finish.

          Columbia Valley AVA, Washington - 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache
        • Alexandria Nicole Jet Black Syrah

          A sophisticated Syrah, refined and tightly focused, yet expressive, with huckleberry, bay leaf and smoked pepper flavors that gain speed toward big but polished tannins. Drink now through 2026. 1,643 cases made.

          Horse Heaven Hills Jet Black Destiny Ridge Vineyard, Col Valley, WA (WS:93-Best 2019-2026)
        • Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz

          Impressive for the concentrated notes of blackberry, cassis and framboise, with touches of dried violet, black walnut and black pepper. Dense tannins and espresso and tobacco details linger on the finish. Drink now through 2034. 9,560 cases imported. — MW

          Kalimna Vineyard, South Australia (WS:92 - Best from 2020-2034)
        • Tooth & Nail

          A wine that recalls Côte-Rôtie and Châteauneuf du Pape, this Syrah is both bright in fruit and brooding in its earthen intensity. The nose offers a concentrated bouquet of wild game, strawberry jam, brambly berries, croissant, crushed violet and sweet cigar wrapper. It is a beautifully layered effort, and on the palate shows olive tapenade, boysenberry, herbs du provence, venison stew and spicy tobacco leaf. A full-bodied wine throughout, it finishes with sweet beet, soft tannin and pink peppercorn spicing. 90% Syrah 10% Petite Sirah

          Paso Robles AVA, California - 71% Syrah/23% Petite Sirah
        • Stolpman Vineyards Estate Grown Syrah

          Clear, ruby-purple with medium plus viscosity and slight tear stain. Very expressive nose highlighting fresh and jammy dark berries, orange peel, bacon fat, smoke, and mulled plum with hints of bergamot and purple flowers. Notes of Mexican chocolate and five-spice emerge with air. Medium plus to full bodied with medium, fine-grained tannin, medium acid, and a long finish. Exhibits a high degree of aromatic complexity, with layered berry and savory components.-MF

          Ballard Canyon AVA, Santa Ynez Valley, California
        • Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz

          Juicy notes of ripe black cherry and spiced plum are thick and velvety, oozing with details of baking spices, tobacco and Earl Grey tea on the finish. Concentrated and complex. The thick tannins add some charm. Drink now through 2030. 37,550 cases made, 5,880 cases imported. — MW

          South Australia (WS:90 - Best 2020-2030)
        • K Vintners Motor City Kitty Syrah

          Walla Walla Valley AVA, Washington
        • Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz

          A succulent, juicy red, with huckleberry, plump blackberry and blueberry preserves that show hints of salted dark chocolate, dried violet and cardamom. Beyond the generous fruit flavors is a structure of polished tannins, with hints of palo santo, dried herbs and tobacco, adding depth and intrigue on the finish. Drink now through 2046. 3,600 cases made, 1,980 cases imported. — MW

          McClaren Valle, Australia (WS:94 - Best from 2021-2046)
        • BIN: 637
          Lewis Alec's Blend

          Densely complex and expressive, with dark berry, smoky cracked pepper and cardamom flavors that build power toward big, powerful tannins. Syrah, Merlot and Petite Sirah. Best from 2020 through 2026. 1,100 cases made. — TF

          Napa Valley AVA, CA (WS:93 - Best from 2020-2026) -61% Syrah/38% Merlot/1% Petite Sirah
        • Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz

          Wild berry flavors mingle with forest floor, cigar box, black tea and spice notes. Plump and juicy, showing harmony on the finish. Drink now. 6,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. — MW

          Barossa Valley, Australia (WS:88)
        • Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz

          Aromatic and distinctive, with chai tea, black walnut liqueur and sandalwood details to the plump blackberry and kirsch flavors at the core. Generous and ripe, but the spice and cigar box elements on the finish add a restrained punctuation point. Drink now through 2035. 3,806 cases made, 1,148 cases imported. — MW

          South Australia (WS:93 - Best from 2020-2035)
        • Shafer Relentless (Syrah blend)

          A deeply structured blend that combines power with richness. Aromas of blackberry and crushed rock open to layered, complex flavors of black cherry, espresso and smoky cracked pepper. Tannins are big but fleshy. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2017 through 2028. 3,300 cases made. — TF

          Stag's Leap District, Napa Valley AVA, CA (WS:94 - Best from 2015-2028) -89% Syrah/11% Petite Sirah
        • Penfolds Shiraz RWT Bin 798

          Offers a lush, juicy mix of blackberry, blueberry and black cherry flavors that appears seamless, integrating with notes of amaretto, clove and lavender. Plush, juicy and very generous on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2034. 1,156 cases imported. — MW

          Barossa Valley, Australia (WS:96 - Best from 2020-2034)
        • Penfolds Grange Shiraz

          An utterly majestic Shiraz, sleek and seamless, brimming with ripeness on a framework that allows for grace and expressiveness in equal measure. The intensity of fresh blueberry and plum fruit holds attention until the nuances kick in, offering glints of exotic spice, coffee, cocoa, bay leaf and mint. Shows tremendous presence without a lot of weight, the tannins noticeable but not even close to getting in the way. A great wine now, with plenty of room to grow. Drink now through 2040. 330 cases imported. –HS

          South Australia (WS:100 - Best from 2013-2040)
      • Zinfandel
        • Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zinfandel

          Presents a wonderful profile of blueberry, red currants, and silky structure. An additional few minutes in the glass reveal underlying mineral nuances that make this wine really stand out. The moderate alcohol nature of this Zin provides smooth tannin and structure, making the palate very well balanced. The fruit is evident but not overpowering, with layers of black cherry, mixed berries, currants and all spice. This Zinfandel speaks to the old vine DNA of this wine, with earthy mixed berry characters and subtler hints of white and black pepper. The finish lingers on, creating a mouth-watering desire for another sip. Blend: 81% Zinfandel, 19% Petite Sirah

          Dry Creek Valley AVA, California
        • Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel

          Generous, with fresh fruit, accented by cherry jam, dried sage and white pepper flavors, lingering on a sleek finish. Drink now through 2027. 92,700 cases made. — TF

          Sonoma County AVA, California (WS:90 - Best from 2020-2027)
        • Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel

          Appealing for the lively and briary dark plum, dried sage and black licorice flavors. Drink now through 2023. 60,000 cases made. — TF

          Lodi AVA, California (WS:89 - Best from 2019-2023)
        • 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel

          Mendocino AVA, California
        • Ancient Peaks Santa Margarita Ranch Zinfandel

          This Zinfandel presents bright boysenberry aromas with hints of sandalwood and vanilla. A juicy, jammy texture is loaded with generous flavors of wild raspberry, black cherry, plum, mocha and cedar. Spicy black pepper notes join mouthwatering acidity on a beautifully balanced finish.

          Paso Robles AVA, California
        • Carol Shelton Wild Thing Zinfandel

          Bold aromas of briary cherry and cracked pepper lead to zesty, easygoing flavors of smoky raspberry, sage and licorice. A great value. Drink now through 2024. 11,650 cases made. — TF

          Mendocino AVA, California (WS:89 - Best from 2016-2024)
        • Kokomo Dry Creek Zinfandel

          A zesty and plump red, with wild berry, toasted sage and cracked pepper flavors that build layers toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2027. 1,200 cases made. — TF

          Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California
        • Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel

          Plump and zesty, with lively raspberry and smoked pepper flavors that speed toward lively tannins. Drink now through 2024. 4,000 cases made. — TF

          California (WS:90 - Best from 2020-2024)
        • Gregory James Old Vine Zinfandel Carreras Ranch

          Fine vanilla and oak, slight black pepper and clove, coriander spice, raspberry, and black cherry aromatic’s. Flavors follow the aromatic profile with the initial being raspberry together with plum and bruised strawberry, clove, and pepper finish. Tactile - very soft no hard tannins and long soft finish.

          Dry Creek AVA, Sonoma, California
        • Turley Old Vines Zinfandel

          Plump and lively, with zesty blackberry, smoky anise and cracked pepper flavors. Drink now through 2024. 13,560 cases made. — TF

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel

          Appealingly rustic and gutsy, like an old field blend, yet focused and vibrant, with wild berry, cracked pepper and licorice flavors. Drink now through 2026. 1,429 cases made. — TF

          Sonoma County AVA, California (WS:92 - Best from 2019-2026)
        • Mount Peak Rattlesnake Zinfandel

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Orin Swift Eight Years in the Desert (Zinfandel Blend)

          Ripe and plump, offering bold flavors of huckleberry, licorice and smoked pepper that finish with succulent tannins. Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Grenache. Drink now through 2025. 72,570 cases made. — TF

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:91-Best 2020-2025-(Zinfandel/Syrah/Petite Sirah/Grenache)
        • The Crane Assembly Disciples (Zinfandel blend)

          Balanced and inviting, the wine opens with a concentrated nose of ripe strawberries, red plum, allspice, vanilla and a touch of black licorice and cigar box. A smooth and enveloping entry of dark red fruits and creme anglaise leasds to a fresh and bright mid-palate. The soft and integrated tannins finish at length with a pleasing texture of bakers chocolate. Blend Composition: 76% Zinfandel, 13% Charbono, 6% Grenache, 5% Petite Sirah

          Napa Valley AVA, California (76% Zin/13% Charbono/6% Grenache/5% Petite Sirah)
        • Seghesio Rockpile Zinfandel

          Sleekly polished and structured, with expressive rose petal, black raspberry and smoked pepper flavors that build tension toward broad-shouldered tannins. Best from 2021 through 2029. 1,385 cases made. — TF

          Sonoma AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2021-2029)
        • Martinelli Giuseppe & Luisa Zinfandel

          Giuseppe & Luisa Zinfandel has a bright nose with comforting aromas of raspberry compote, warm vanilla and white peach. Mouthwatering upon entry, the palate does not disappoint. Lush layers of juicy raspberry, red plum and nectarine fill your mouth while light barrel spice flavors linger in the long, fresh finish.

          Giuseppe & Luisa Vineyard, Russian River Valley AVA, California
      • Petite Sirah
        • La Storia Petite Sirah by Trentadue

          The 2017 Petite Sirah berries were very small and slightly dehydrated resulting in an impressive wine with very dark, opaque color, beautiful nose of concentrated blue berries and blackberries that leads to a full body mouth feel with engagingly soft tannins. After short aeration the nose opens up with the addition of cocoa, slight earthiness followed by brown sugar and a touch of vanilla-contribution of the new oak barrels. Overall the aromas are of fresh dark fruit and very attractive. Longevity, if stored properly, is one of the virtues of this variety and it will give you the most enjoyment in 5-8 years.

          Alexander Valley AVA, Sonoma, CA (Best from 2019-2028)
        • Lava Cap Petite SIrah

          El Dorado AVA, California
        • Stag's Leap Petite Sirah

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Neal Family Rutherford Dust Petite Syrah

          Rutherford Dust Vineyards, Rutherford AVA, California
        • BIN: 631
          Orin Swift Machete

          Dark and brooding, and while lacking some of the polish of previous vintages, this packs in plenty of power and richness, plus notes of blackberry, spice box and smoky tobacco. Finishes with big but refined tannins. Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2027. 22,000 cases made. — TF

          California AVA (Petite Sirah/Syrah) (WS:92 - Best from 2018-2027)
      • Malbec
        • BIN: 66
          Bodini Malbec

        • BIN: 105
          Aguaribay Malbec

          Mendoza, Argentina
        • Agua de Piedra Malbec

        • Decero Remolinos Vineyard Malbec

          A rich red, with a plush array of dark plum and cherry tart flavors that are creamy and richly spiced. The open-textured finish shows plenty of savoriness, accented by dark chocolate hints. Drink now through 2023. 19,000 cases imported.

          Agrelo, Menzoa, Argentina (WS:91 - Best from 2019-2023)
        • Susana Balbo Signature Malbec

          Beautiful deep violet color with exploding aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and violets framed by hints of oak and mint. The wonderful aromas are mirrored on the palate, and they are joined by ripe plum fruit and a hint of toasty vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, and a hint of mint on the finish. This is a ripe and rich style of wine, reigning in the fruit and focusing it into a long finish. A wine that truly struggles between its fun and serious side. This is what Malbec is all about. 95% Malbec, 5% Cabernet.

          Uco Valle, Mendoza, Argentina (WS:90 - Best from 2019-2024)
        • BIN: 548
          Mendel Malbec

          Loamy notes accent the dried cherry and coffee flavors. Offers a toasty finish, with iodine hints. Drink now. 2,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.

          Mendoza, Argentina
        • Catena Zapata Alta Malbec

          Varietal: 100% Malbec. Catena Alta is an assemblage of historic rows within the Catena family Estate vineyards. The blend of these historic rows, like the marriage of sounds that create a symphony, yields a highly aromatic and elegant wine that speaks for the earth and the vines that have been tended by the Catenas for four generations. The Catena Alta wines can usually be drunk starting at three years after harvest and into the following one to two decades.

          Historic Rows, Mendoza, Argentina
      • Spanish Reds
        • BIN: 589
          Luzon Verde Jumilla

          Black cherry, currant and candied plum flavors mingle with leafy and menthol notes in this broad red. Firm, well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity keep this balanced. Big and graceful. Drink now through 2025. 300 cases made, 60 cases imported. — TM

          Jumilla DO, Spain (WS:89 - Best from 2019-2025) 100% Monastrell
        • Bodegas Frontonio Garnache

          This balanced red offers ripe cherry, red plum, light licorice and vanilla flavors that mingle nicely over light tannins and fresh acidity. Harmonious. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made, 200 cases imported. — TM

          Spain (WS:88 - Best from 2018-2022) 100% Garnache
        • BIN: 535
          Volver Tempranillo

          Saturated ruby color. This wine has a strikingly aromatic nose that offers a pungent array of fruit, floral and herbal scents. Sweet cherry-vanilla and cola flavors coat the palate and are enlivened by juicy acidity. Supple tannins gain strength on the finish, which strongly repeats the cola and floral qualities.

          La Mancha DO, Spain (Single Vineyard)
        • Viridiana Ribera del Duero

          Ribera del Duero, Spain
        • BIN: 424
          Can Blau Montsant

          Cherry, cocoa and raspberry notes are matched with mountain herb and spice elements in this concentrated red. Supple tannins give texture through the peppery finish. Cariñena, Syrah and Garnacha. Drink now through 2025. 6,500 cases made, 3,800 cases imported. — GS

          Montsant DO, Spain (WS:88 - Best from 2021-2025)
        • Aster Ribera del Duero Crianza

          Intense, deep, dark-cherry red; clean and bright. The still glass evinces penetrating aromas, with outstanding balsamic, spicy notes of fine wood. After swirling, these lead to intense notes of dark forest berries —ripe blueberries and blackberries— against a background of black pepper, liquorice, cloves and roasted coffee. Broad structure, balanced acidity and elegant, fine, ripe tannins. Aftertaste with spicy notes of wood, cloves and black pepper. Pairing

          Ribera del Duero DO, Spain - 100% Tinta del Pais
        • Finca Nas Blanc Pinord Clos Del Mas Priorat

          Priorat DOQ, Spain (Organic)
        • Remelluri Lindes de Remelluri Vinedos de Labastida Rioja


          Rioja, Spain (95% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha
        • Juan Gil Jumilla Blue Label

          Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah

          Jumilla, Spain (Monastrell/Cabernet/Syrah)
        • Can Blau Mas de Can Blau

          This plush red delivers mouthfilling flavors of blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate, mineral and baking spices, with full, integrated tannins and balsamic acidity. Bold and expressive, in the modern style, but remains focused. Drink now through 2022. 900 cases made, 500 cases imported. — TM

          Montsant DO, Spain (WS:90 - Best from 2015-2022)
        • Aster

          Thick and smooth, this red shows black pepper, tobacco and espresso notes around a core of plum and loamy earth flavors. Muscular tannins and balsamic acidity contribute to the brooding character. Decant. Best from 2020 through 2035. 4,583 cases made. — TM

          Ribera Del Duero DO, Spain (WS:92 - Best from 2020-2035) 100% Tinta del Pais - Decant
        • R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva

          This red remains fresh and juicy, featuring cherry, berry and licorice flavors mingling with smoke, coffee and mineral notes. Light, firm tannins and orange peel acidity keep this balanced. Drink now through 2021. 18,333 cases made, 4,800 cases imported. — TM

          Rioja, Spain (WS:92 Best 2019-2021)
        • Sierra Cantabria Amancio Rioja

          This powerful red shows assertive, mouthfilling tannins, but still delivers intense, dark flavors of cassis, bitter chocolate, tobacco and mineral. Brooding and a bit clumsy now, but this is concentrated and long. Best after 2009. 67 cases imported. — TM

          Rioja, DOCa, Spain (WS:93 - Best after 2009) - 100% Tempranillo
        • Sierra Cantabria Amancio Rioja

          A ravishing red wine. Dominates the palate, with muscular tannins and mouthfilling flavors of plum, blackberry, coffee and dark chocolate. It has it all: superripe fruit, lavish oak, heady alcohol and a finish that just won't quit. Quite a departure from the bashful elegance of traditional Rioja. Drink now through 2015. 200 cases imported. — TM

          Rioja, DOCa, Spain (WS:96 - Drink through 2015) - 100% Tempranillo
      • Italian Reds
        • Tuscany
        • Banfi Centine Toscana Red Blend

          Intense ruby red color. Fragrant aromas, with dark fruit and floral nuances. Medium-bodied palate, with black cherry and plum flavors and hints of spice.

          Toscana IGT, Italy
        • Roccamura Sangiovese Toscana

          Toscana IGT, Italy
        • Altesino Rosso di Altesino

          Rosso di Altesino has a vibrant ruby red color and inviting aromas of ripe berries and forest fruits. Incredibly supple on the palate, with excellent body and balanced structure.

          Toscana IGT, Italy
        • Villa Antinori Toscana Rosso

          Ruby red in color, the wine shows intense and complex aromas of ripe red fruit, sweet spices, dried fruit and nuts. Firm bodied on the palate, the wine is round with supple and velvety tannins. The finish and aftertaste are long and savory.

          Toscana IGT, Italy (WS:89-Best 2016-2022) - 55% Sangiovese/25% Cab/15% Merlot/5% Syrah
        • Felsina

          Rich and sumptuous, boasting pure flavors of cherry and raspberry, matched to a juicy texture. There are plenty of tannins neatly folded into the overall structure, with hints of mineral and tea on the long, expansive finish. Best from 2017 through 2024. 15,000 cases made. — BS

          Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:92 - Best from 2017-2024)
        • BIN: 614
          Banfi Belnero

          Toscana IGT, Italy
        • Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico

          Bright cherry, currant and raspberry flavors highlight this sleek, fluid and harmonious red, which finishes with a light grip of tannins. Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2024. 18,000 cases imported. — BS

          Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:90 - Best from 2021-2024)
        • Camigliano Brunello do Montalcino

          Overall, this red is balanced, with cherry, plum, iron and earth notes forming a ripe, sweet center to offset the solid, dusty tannins. Finishes with freshness and a lingering element of fruit. Best from 2022 through 2040. 375 cases imported. — BS

          Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:90 - Best from 2022-2040)
        • Uccelliera Rapace Toscana

          This red shows power, with a lush texture and a coating of cherry and blackberry fruit flavors backed by a dense matrix of tannins. A bit compact, but fresh and long. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2019. 833 cases made. — BS

          Toscana IGT, Italy (WS:89 - Best from 2016-2019)
        • Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino

          Cherry, bitter almond, spice and earth flavors highlight this medium-bodied red. Balanced, but comes up a bit short on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 12,500 cases made, 5,000 cases imported. — BS

          Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:89 - Best 2016-2024)
        • Mocali Brunello di Montalcino

          Complex aromas of cherry, mint, camphor, leather, vetiver, iron and cigar box draw you in, while the flavors repeat these themes. Firmly structured, with a dense matrix of tannins and lively acidity for support. Best from 2025 through 2050. 4,166 cases made, 1,350 cases imported. — BS

          Tuscany, Italy (WS:94 - Best 2025-2050)
        • Fontodi Chianti Classico

          This red delivers cherry and strawberry flavors in a rich profile, turning crisp and lightly astringent on the finish. Shows a bit more depth than many 2013s. Drink now

          Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (Organic) (WS:89 - Drink now)
        • Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

          Plum and earth flavors mark this ripe, meaty red. Shows good freshness, winding down with leafy and tobacco notes. Delivers fine balance and a long finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 48,300 cases made.

          Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:90 - Best from 2017-2025)
        • Capanna Brunello Di Montalcino

          This red finds a compromise between cherry fruit and savory, woodsy and leather notes. Backed by firm tannins, this remains fresh and long, with a mineral element trailing. Best from 2020 through 2033. 1,750 cases made. — BS

          Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:92 - Best from 2020-2033)
        • Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino

          A fluid style, with pure cherry, raspberry and floral notes emanating from the vibrant structure. Leather, tobacco, spice and mineral details add depth as this unfolds into a long, expansive finish. The tannins are solid and integrated. Best from 2020 through 2035. 4,000 cases made. — BS

          Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:93 - Best from 2020-2035)
        • BIN: 519
          Petrolo Galatrona

          Big and fleshy, with loads of blackberry, dark chocolate, olive and vanilla character. Full and chewy, with beautiful ripe fruit and quality tannins. This is juicy. Layered, dense and beautiful. A Merlot for the cellar. Best after 2012. 1,250 cases made, 450 cases imported. —

          Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy (WS:96 - Best after 2012) - 100% Merlot
        • Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

          A rich and intense style, this exhibits flavors of vanilla, toast and black cherry wrapped in stern tannins. A bit gruff overall, showing just a hint of the elegance and finesse on the lengthy finish. Needs some time. Best from 2019 through 2032. 18,000 cases made. –BS

          Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC, Tuscany, Italy (WS:93 - Best from 2019-2032)
        • Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

          Refined and complex, this red is all about finesse and restraint, starting out with floral and black currant flavors that build steadily on the palate, with olive, cedar, tobacco and spice notes adding detail as this lingers on the terrific finish. Needs five to seven years to fully emerge. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2045. 25,000 cases made, 4,000 cases imported. — BS

          Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC, Tuscany, Italy (WS:96 - Best from 2025-2045) - 85% Cab/15% Cab Franc
        • Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

          A rich, black cherry– and black currant–flavored red, accented by cedar, wild herb and spice notes, this is supple and vibrant, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and an emerging mineral element. Firms up nicely on the finish. Hard to keep from enjoying this now, but it will develop well with age. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2021 through 2043. 17,200 cases made, 4,000 cases imported. — BS

          Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC, Tuscany, Italy (WS:97 - Best from 2021-2043) - 85% Cab/15% Cab Franc
        • Piedmont
        • Paitin Barbera d' Alba Serra

          Sleek, this red displays focused flavors of black cherry, blueberry and earth. Defined by its bracing acidity, it leaves a tangy finish. Drink now. 1,350 cases made. — BS

          Piedmont, Italy (WS:88 Best in 2021)
        • Azelia Nebbiolo Langhe

          Perfumed, displaying rose, cherry and strawberry flavors, with elements of tar and underbrush. The finish is a bit gruff, but overall this is balanced and satisfying. Drink now through 2025. 1,300 cases made, 450 cases imported. — BS

          Piedmont, Italy (WS:90 Best 2020-2025)
        • Nebbiolo di Carema Riserva

          Carema DOC, Piedmont. Italy
        • BIN: 541
          Rizzi Barbaresco

          This elegant red shows a sawdust hint accenting its cherry and underbrush flavors. Balanced on the firm, compact side, with a lean finish. Best from 2014 through 2024. 1,200 cases made. — BS

          Barbaresco DOCG, Piedmont, Italy (WS:88 - Best from 2014-2024)
        • BIN: 638
          Franco Serra Barolo

          Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy
        • BIN: 100
          Terzetto Barolo

          Intense aromas of licorice, violets and tobacco. Full bodied and dry with sweet berry flavors and hints of leather and spices all framed by ripe, robust tannins and gentle acidity.

          Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy
        • Aurelio Settimo Rocche Barolo

          Alluring for its leather, rose and truffle aromas, this developing Barolo tastes like dried cherry, strawberry and licorice. Though approachable for its flavors, the stern tannins reveal that this still needs time to mature. Best from 2014 through 2030. 100 cases imported. –BS

          Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy (WS:92 - Best from 2014-2030)
        • Giacomo Fenocchio Bussia Barolo

          Aromas of underbrush, tobacco, sunbaked earth and mature black-skinned fruit lead the nose on this fantastic, firmly structured red. On the concentrated palate, notes of licorice, graphite and clove add depth to the core of mature black cherry. Drink 2019–2024.

          Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy
        • Domenico Clerico Barolo

          Cherry, licorice, tar and tobacco notes show in this firm, dense Barolo. On the savory side, with a long, dry finish. Best from 2019 through 2030. 1,750 cases made. — BS

          Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy (WS:90 - Best from 2019-2030)
        • Produttori del Barbaresco

          Cherry, tar and menthol flavors mark this rich, silky red. Even more expansive on the palate, building to a long, complex aftertaste. Beautifully balanced, this picks up a minerally accent on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2038. 25,000 cases made, 7,500 cases imported. — BS