• Wine By The Bottle
    • Red Wine
      • Cabernet Franc and Blends
        • Debonne Cabernet Franc

          Light-bodied Cabernet with flavors of currants & berries. Smooth, easy, American Oak finish. Great summer red!

          Grand River Valley, Ohio
        • Ransom Cabernet Franc

          Rogue Valley, OR
        • Monticello Vineyards Cabernet Franc

          This is a dark, powerful wine, extracted from slowly and fully ripened fruit. On the nose the wine offers copious dark berry fruit, with nicely integrated, lightly toasted oak aromas, and hints of vanilla. In the background there are hints of pepper and spice, which elevate and balance the aromas of this wine. On the palate, the wine is big and well-extracted. It bursts on to the palate with a deeply layered texture and medium grain tannins that, followed by a lush midpalate on long lingering finish.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (100% Cabernet Franc - Best from 2021-2038)
        • Anderson Conn Valley Right Bank

          Napa Valley AVA, California (56% Cabernet Franc / 44% Merlot)
      • 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

          This offers a svelte blend of dried red fruit and berry flavors that show fresh, minerally focus, followed by notes of white pepper and cooking spices on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 27,500 cases made, 100 cases imported.

          Maipo Valley, Chile (WS:89 - Best 2021-2023)
        • Substance Cabernet Sauvignon

          A vibrant red, easygoing and snappy, with black cherry, licorice and dusky spice flavors. Drink now through 2026.

          Columbia Valley AVA, Washington (WS:89 Best from 2021-2026)
        • 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

          A handsome red, elegantly structured and expressive, with black cherry, toasty spice and bay leaf accents. Drink now through 2027.

          Columbia Valley AVA, Washington (WS:90 - Best from 2022-2027))
        • Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet

          An elegant version, with firm earthy notes to the star anise, green cardamom and cigar box spiciness, backed by a touch of Dutch cocoa powder. Reveals spiced plum, cassis and kirsch flavors that are plump and velvety, with a long finish. Drink 2020 through 2030. 7,000 cases imported.

          Coonawarra Valley, Australia (WS:93 - Best from 2022-2030)
        • Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 5

          Created by Chuck Wagner of Caymus Vineyards, this wine is delicious, accessible and enjoyable over a meal. It’s made from the “bonanza” of our great state – vineyard sites that hold potential to produce good Cabernet but are often overlooked. Features flavors of luscious fruit, dark chocolate and silky tannins.

        • Tishbi Cabernet Sauvignon

          Kosher, Mevushal. Plum, cherry, cassis. 85% Cab, 15% Merlot. Rich, smooth.

          Israel - (85% Cabernet / 15% Merlot)
        • 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
        • Mollydooker Maitre D' Cabernet

          A deep blend of red and purple colours and abundant aromas introduces us perfectly to this beautiful Cabernet. Rich and complex in flavour, notes of cherry and blackberry transition to mixed herbs, bramble and mocha, complemented by a delicious dimension of sweet fruit. Soft smooth on the palate

          McClaren Valle, Australia
        • Hess Collection Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon

          Direct, with easygoing bramble, plum and anise notes. Shows sweet spice and toast on the finish. Drink now.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Louis Martini Napa Cabernet

          Solid and direct, with a core of plum sauce and cassis wrapped in warm vanilla-accented toast. Picks up tobacco and licorice root hints through the grippy finish. Best from 2021 through 2027.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:91 - Best from 2021-2027)
        • 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
        • Hall Cabernet Sauvignon

          Leads with a light cedar edge, followed quickly by relatively open-knit red currant and damson plum fruit flavors. Shows a light savory edge on the finish. Drink now through 2030. 41,000 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:90 - Best from 2022-2030)
        • Marietta Single Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Game Trail

          With a dark, dusty, salty mix of carpaccio, sage, and thyme, this mountain Cabernet with coastal influences cranks up with nuance and tension. Inky mulberry stains the mouth followed by puckery intensity, with a silty, dense finish. Deep and clean, tasting is akin to diving into a shaded mineral swimming hole surrounded by craggy boulders and emerging refreshed, vibrating, and wildly awake.

          Yorkville Highlands AVA, California
        • Honig Cabernet Sauvignon

          Ripe and caressing in feel, with cassis and plum paste mixed with toasted vanilla and sweet tobacco. A subtle cedar twinge adds range on the generous finish. Drink now through 2028.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:90 - Best from 2022-2028)
        • Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon (1L)

          Deep ruby in color, the 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
        • Wade Cellars Three by Wade Napa Cabernet

          The 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that displays generous notes of dark fruit, black currants, graphite, and tobacco. This is a classically-styled Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that was built to over-deliver.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Leeu Passant Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch

          This exudes an enticing nose of cured tobacco that continues on the graceful palate, layered with sculpted tannins and a finely meshed range of ripe fruit, including crushed red and black currant flavors, plus a hint of blackberry paste and accents of iron, loamy earth, ground coffee and spices. Elegant and accessible overall, despite the concentrated profile and dense frame, though a few years in the cellar should allow this engaging red to shine even brighter. Best from 2026 through 2036. 337 cases made, 200 cases imported.

          Stellenbosch, S. Africa (WS:94 - Best 2026-2036)
        • Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

          Welcoming red fruit aromas waft from the glass in this 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Waves of red currants and plum sauce roll across the palate with notes of red licorice and spice-dusted blackberry fruit flavors. Full-bodied with fine-grained tannins, the finish has a hint of caramel and lingers.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • 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)
        • Orin Swift Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon

          A nicely focused version, with cassis and bitter plum puree supported by a graphite spine, which is well-buried in the fruit. A judicious apple wood frame lets the fruit play out, with a late hint of chaparral. Drink 2022 through 2026.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Stags' Leap Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

          A solid introduction to Oakville Cab, with a core of dark currant and blackberry notes carried by loamy structure and backed by menthol, bay leaf and singed alder through the finish. Drink now through 2032. 7,781 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:91 - Best 2022-2032)
        • 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)
        • Flying

          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
        • The Walls Vineyard Cabernet Red Mountain Curiositas

          Muscular and firm in structure, with appealing currant, savory anise and stony mineral accents that, for now, play second fiddle to big tannins. Needs time. Best from 2024 through 2031. 600 cases made.

          Red Mountain AVA, Washington (WS:90 - Best 2024-2031)
        • Groth Cabernet Sauvignon

          Juicy and fresh, with a good racy edge to the mix of raspberry and red currant coulis, with hints of anise, red tea and sassafras. Shows nice energy and focus throughout. Drink now through 2030. 24,000 cases made.

          Oakville AVA, Napa Valley, California (WS:91 - Best from 2022-2030)
        • 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
        • 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 (WS:91 - Best 2023-2031)
        • Caymus California Cabernet

          Sonoma AVA, California
        • Slo Down Wines - 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
        • 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
        • 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)
        • Ghostwriter Cabernet Sauvignon

          Bates Ranch, Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, California
        • Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

          Dark, with a flicker of charcoal weaving amid steeped plum, loganberry, black currant and boysenberry fruit flavors. Features flashes of sweet bay leaf and licorice root that underline the briary finish, which has good energy. Best from 2023 through 2034. 40,000 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:92 Best 2023-2034)
        • 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)
        • 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

          There's a well-endowed core of warmed cassis and steeped plum fruit here, splashed with a sassafras note and backed by roasted applewood and melted black licorice on the finish. Rich in feel throughout. Best from 2022 through 2034.

          St. Helena, Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2022-2034)
        • Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

          A crowd-pleaser, with boysenberry and açaí berry fruit flavors streaming through, while a silky but persistent structure carries this through the chocolate-framed finish. Caressing in feel, with a subtle savory echo at the very end. Drink now through 2033. 141,348 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:91 - Best 2022-2033)
        • Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

          Throws off some pretty gorgeous aromas of violet, anise and sweet bay leaf, with a core of ripe, streamlined boysenberry and blackberry pâte de fruit flavors following closely. The finish has a racy graphite edge, while the fruit and aromas just spill through. Approachable now, too. Drink now through 2034. 13,500 cases made.

          Oakville AVA, Napa Valley, California (WS:94 - Best from 2022-2034)
        • Long Shadows

          Refined and keenly structured, with expressive blackberry, mocha and dusky spices that take on tension toward broad-shouldered tannins. Drink now through 2030. 3,840 cases made.

          Columbia Valley AVA, Washington (WS:93 - Best 2023-2030)
        • 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)
        • 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
        • 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
        • Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

          Ruby in color, the 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of cassis, caramel, juniper and pomegranate. Lifted and vibrant on the nose, this wine is fresh on the palate with a juicy, fruit-forward core. Its silky mouthfeel will provide drinking pleasure through 2044 given proper cellaring conditions.

          Alexander Valley AVA, California
        • Schrader Double Diamond Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

          Packs in generous steeped plum, boysenberry and mulberry flavors backed by a broad swath of roasted alder and bittersweet cocoa. Brimming with dense fruit, and is squarely in the not-shy style. The long finish has a serious loamy tug, too. Best from 2023 through 2035. 10,000 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:94 - Best from 2023-2035)
        • Kamen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

          Offers alluring warm plum sauce and crushed açaí berry aromas and flavors that move through this with focus despite the rather lush feel. Subtle alder and sage accents line the finish, with a nice underpinning of iron. Distinctive in feel and profile. Drink now through 2030. 2,750 cases made. — JM

          Moon Mountain District AVA, Sonoma, California - Certified Organic (WS:93 Best 2021-2030)
        • Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon Dr. Crane Vineyard

          Sedate in style but well-defined and alluring, with a caressing feel to the mix of plum and boysenberry puree notes, joined by light violet, sweet bay leaf and singed vanilla accents. Picks up a nice tug of earth through the finish. Drink now through 2035. 939 cases made.

          St. Helena AVA, Napa Valley, California (WS:92 - Best from 2023-2035)
        • 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
        • Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

          A sleek, refined style, with ample density to the core of cassis, plum and dark cherry compote notes but without overt muscle or heft, picking up light cedar, alder and savory accents along the way. Shows a subtle iron twinge at the very end. Best from 2023 through 2035.

          Yontville AVA, Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 Best from 2023-2035)
        • Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon

          Combines structure with elegance and polish, offering expressive black berry, mocha and thyme accents that take on richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025. 2,744 cases made. — TF

          Walla Walla Valley AVA, Washington
        • 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
        • Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

          Burly and tightly wound, with a racy, taut structure, this has a rock-solid core of damson plum, mulberry and loganberry fruit along with mouthwatering savory, cassis bush and sage accents. The long finish ripples with a note of warm gravel, giving this a decidedly old-school feel. Will be a lot of fun to watch this age in the cellar. Best from 2024 through 2038. 1,341 cases made.

          Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2024-2038)
        • Covert Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

          Dynamic, textured and impeccably balanced, the 2019 vintage of the Covert Black Label Cabernet is an irresistible celebration of Coombsville. While it offers enjoyment for many more years, this fragrant, richly-fruited wine is already wonderfully silky and satisfying – the perfect bottle to open while your single-vineyard Covert Cabernets age in the cellar.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon

          Ripe and open, with a friendly gush of raspberry, plum and cherry compote flavors wrapped loosely with a red licorice hint. Shows a savory accent that keeps the finish honest. Drink now through 2029. 9,000 cases made.

          Stags Leap District AVA, Napa Valley, California - (WS:91 - Best 2022-2029)
        • Lewis Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

          Opening with dusted truffle, toffee crunch and a broad band of currant and black fig fruit our 2020 Napa Valley Cabernet is dark and delicious. Chocolatey character infuses the wine from start to finish with elements of loam, cedar and beeswax. Finely woven with metered intensity the palate gathers weight at the finish for a lasting impression.

          Napa Valley AVA, 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
        • Cade Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

          This is packed with steeped plum and blackberry fruit paste notes mixed with tar, roasted apple wood and warm earth. A racy savory stripe is nicely buried through the finish, where a violet echo lingers. Best from 2024 through 2036. 14,670 cases made. –JM

          Howell Mountain AVA, Napa Valley, Calfornia (WS:93 - Best from 2024-2036)
        • Don Melchor Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

          This standout red offers svelte entry but quickly accelerates to a rich and well-structured palate, built around flavors of black cherry, plum and baking spices that never waver, gaining dimension from fresh mineral acidity and subtle loam and bay leaf nuances. Ends with rich, well-integrated and mouthcoating tannins as well as hints of cocoa. Drink now through 2028. 11,500 cases made, 4,000 cases imported.

          Puente Alto Vineyard, Maipo Valley, Chile (WS:94 - Best from 2022-2028)
        • Trione Cabernet Sauvignon

          Alexander Valley AVA, Sonoma, California
        • Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

          Broad-shouldered and intense in structure, with handsome blackberry, black tea, clove and other spices. Builds tension toward firm tannins. Built for the cellar. Best from 2023 through 2030. 2,941 cases made.

          Walla Walla Valley AVA, Washington (WS:93 - Best from 2022-2030)
        • 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

          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)
        • 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)
        • 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 Columbia Valley 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)
        • Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

          Dynamic and rich, with a sumptuous structure and detailed blackberry, toasty mocha, clove and other dusky spice flavors, which build polish and energy toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2032. 4,400 cases made.

          Columbia Valley AVA, Washington (WS:96 - Best 2023-2032)
        • 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)
        • Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena

          Not shy, this throws a pretty lush and gorgeous wave of warmed cassis and mulberry puree at you, carried by very polished tannins as violet, red licorice and sweet tobacco hints fill in behind. Shows good energy through the finish, too, with a subtle mineral hint to keep everything honest. Lovely. Drink now through 2037. 4,184 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:95 - Best from 2022-2037)
        • 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.

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

          There's a lot to like about this one, with an expressive mix of singed alder, dried violet and sweet bay leaf notes leading off, followed by a sleek, iron-accented core of warmed cassis and bitter plum fruit. Fine-grained through the finish, with everything knitting nicely. Best from 2024 through 2038. 3,150 cases made.

          St.Helena AVA, Napa, California (WS:93 - Best 2024-2038)
        • 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)
        • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

          This drips with rich blackberry, boysenberry and raspberry fruit flavors and is liberally laced with licorice root and singed alder notes, delivering a nice tarry tug through the finish as the fruit drips. Shows a twinge of the vintage's rusticity in its tannins, but it's a heck of an effort in this tricky year. Best from 2023 through 2036. 2,400 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:94 - Best from 2022-2036)
        • Diamond Creek Red Rick Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon

          Shows wild blackberry and blueberry compote, along with streaks of warm earth, singed alder and smoldering cast iron. Densely layered through the finish, with a chaparral hint peeking in. This will need some time to stretch out fully. Best from 2024 through 2040. 629 cases made.

          Red Rock Terrace, Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:94 - Best from 2024-2040)
        • Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

          Lively on the palate, it offers dense raspberry, blueberry and blackcurrant framed by vibrant acidity and persistent layers of firm tannins. The defining freshness of the 2017 vintage is exquisitely preserved here while also demonstrating substantial power. Nowhere is this more evident than in the wine’s lingering finish that recalls freshly roasted coffee beans and cocoa. The wine delivers great pleasure today owing to its expressiveness, but its promise will only grow for the next 15-20 years.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (100% Cabernet)
        • Staglin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

          Rich and seductive, with velvety dark plum, mulberry and boysenberry fruit flavors gliding through, infused with anise, roasted apple wood and black tea notes. The fruit echoes persistently through the finish, where a violet notes adds additional charm. A very suave wine that nearly flaunts its texture. Drink now through 2035. 2,300 cases made.

          Rutherford AVA, Napa Valley, California (WS:94 - Best from 2021-2035)
        • Tor Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

          “Yet another example of why we all love this vineyard so much. Our 2021 Vine Hill Ranch leads with beautiful balance, grace, and length. It is almost equal parts red fruit, blue fruit, and black fruits, displaying one of the greatest Cabernet vineyards in the world. This vintage again shows the amazing mid palate and what the slightly ‘cooler’ side of South Oakville can produce. Its rounded texture and balance continue to resonate through the long silky finish. The Vine Hill Ranch wines are always my favorite ‘go to’ wines with a steak, as the mix of richness, freshness and savory-ness is a stunning pairing.”

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

          Frankly ripe but well-focused, with blackberry and creamed boysenberry notes flowing through atop the polished structure, while cocoa and black licorice frame the finish. A subtle hint of sassafras lingers at the end, adding textural nuance. This has the stuffing to age well. Drink now through 2038. 2,400 cases made.

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

          A ripe, exuberant style, with generous plum cake, blackberry compote and açaí berry notes mixed with melted black licorice and a nicely polished, singed mesquite–accented finish. Hard to resist now (if you like the power style), but also has the energy to take some cellaring. Drink now through 2039. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 2,400 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:94 - Best 2023-2039)
        • 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)
        • Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

          A benchmark for the vintage, thanks to its gorgeous display of warm cassis, mulled plum and macerated blackberry fruit stitched with subtle loam, juniper and bay leaf accents, in a reserved style. Warm earth tones reverberate through the lengthy finish, dovetailing perfectly with the suave fruit. A real beauty. Best from 2023 through 2040. 1,790 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:97 - Best from 2023-2040)
      • Red Blends
        • BIN: 71
          Galaxy Red Blend

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Charles & Charles Double Trouble Red Blend

          Zesty, with snappy cherry, smoked fennel and pepper flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

          Columbia Valley AVA, Washington (Cab/Syrah)
        • 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. 3,000 cases imported. — MW

          Limestone Coast, Australia (55% Shiraz/45% Cab)
        • 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
        • 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)
        • 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% Carmenere, 10% Tempranillo)
        • 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
        • 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)
        • 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)
        • BIN: 104
          Decoy Red Wine

          Zesty and appealingly built, with lively red currant and cherry flavors highlighted by tomato leaf and spice. Builds toward snappy tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Zinfandel. Drink now through 2027. 32,500 cases made.

          Sonoma County AVA, California (WS:91 - Best 2022-2027)
        • 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
        • 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
        • Blue Rock Baby Blue Proprietary Red

          Juicy and forward, with a lightly jammy edge to the mix of plum, blackberry and black currant fruit, though there's some brambly-edged grip and a dash of anise to keep it honest enough. A cedary twinge checks in on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2023. 8,302 cases made. — JM

          Sonoma AVA, California
        • Finca Decero The Owl & The Dust Devil Icon Blend

          Lithe and well-structured, with a richly savory blend of dark fruit, mineral and Asian spice flavors that feature peppery hints. Shows a note of forest floor on the ripe finish. Malbec, Petit Verdot, Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink 2021 through 2024.

          Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina (WS:90 - Best from 2021-2024) Malbec50%,Cab20%,PVer16%,Tannat11%,CabFr3%
        • Mollydooker Two Left Feet

          Strikes an appealing balance between generous jammy notes of blackberry and huckleberry with firm tannins, salted toffee and espresso flavors. Spicy finish. Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

          South Australia (WS:90) 71% Shiraz/16% Merlot/15% Cab
        • 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
        • 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, California
        • Orin Swift Abstract Red Blend

          A bold and jammy blend, plump with personality, offering blackberry, espresso and smoky, peppered beef flavors that build structure toward medium-grained tannins. Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2028. 31,020 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:92 - Best from 2020-2028) Grenache/Petite Sirah/Syrah
        • 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
        • 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)
        • Square Nail Red Blend

          Napa Valley AVA, California (56% Malbec / 44% Petite Verdot)
        • 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
        • The Prisoner Red Blend

          Jammy, a touch sweet and loaded with toasty oak, offering easy accents of cinnamon and spice. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Charbono. Drink now through 2027.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Bedrock Heritage Red Blend

          Bold and brooding, this Zin-based blend is a cornucopia of aromas and flavors, with deep blackberry, smoky anise, black pepper, clove and other dusky spice notes that build tension and structure toward broad-shouldered tannins. Hands off for now. Zinfandel, Carignan and Mataro. Best from 2024 through 2032. 800 cases made.

          Sonoma Valley AVA, California (WS:94 Best 2024-2032) Zinfandel, Carignan and Mataro
        • 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)
        • BIN: 608
          Cave Dog Red Blend

          This blend of 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Franc from “Beau Terroir,” a vineyard in southwest Napa Valley, could easily be confused for a high end Right Bank Bordeaux from an exceptional vintage. It’s that good. All the expected Bordeaux descriptions rattle off my typing fingers: tobacco, black currant, blackberry, pencil shavings, cedar and sandalwood. The fruit is a smidge more pronounced than its old world counterparts because, hey, it’s Napa. Ultimately the vineyard speaks the loudest with its savory, soily, spicy character showing in the wine. Medium bodied, acidity skates about, fine tannins, complementary French oak.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Jonata Todos Red Blend

          "As always Todos possesses the most exotic, complex and compelling aromatics of the lineup. Highlighted by black truffle, jasmine, five spice, black pepper and clove. Driven by dried blueberry, Mission fig and aged balsamic. Hints of dried tobacco, mint and baking chocolate combine with a tidal wave of velveteen black fruit on the palate. A wine of extreme power, but also delicate and proportional balance. Strikes me as the most approachable Todos since 2006 and also possibly the finest since that date." Matt Dees, Winemaker

          Santa Ynez Valley AVA, California (44% Syrah, 22% Cab, 12% Petit S, 10% Petit V)
        • Galaxy Terlato Red Blend

          California AVA
        • Orin Swift Papillon Red Blend

          Fruit fans will dig this for its open and inviting display of açaí berry, plum sauce and warmed cassis aromas and flavors, all laced with melted black licorice and given a light mocha cloak on the broad, polished finish. A subtle savory tobacco element in the background adds a counterpoint, but this is aimed squarely at the hedonist crowd. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink 2022 through 2025.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2022-2025) Cab/Merlot/P Ver/Malbec/Cab Franc/P Sirah
        • 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: 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
        • Larkmead Firebelle Red Blend

          This sports a core of mulled loganberry and mulberry fruit along with licorice snap and roasted alder. Open-knit and juicy through the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2030. 854 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:91 - Best from 2022-2030)
        • BIN: 401
          Pasxa Syrah

          Boasting notes of crushed boysenberries, dusty country road, bacon fat, wet stones, grilled grapefruit peel, and dried flowers. A lustrous mouthfeel, sweet tannins, and perfect acidity levels complete the wine that I highly recommend.

          River Rock Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley AVA, Washington
        • BIN: 592
          Montes Purple Angel

          Opens with an elegant array of fresh raspberry, pink peppercorn and river mint flavors before turning broad. Vanilla bean and cassis notes cling to a richly textured blackberry core that lingers around fine tannins, echoing back to the core flavors and adding notes of dark chocolate. Carmenère and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2034. 2,325 cases imported.

          Colchagua Valley, (WS:93-2022-2034) Chile 92% Carmenere/8% Petit V
        • BIN: 561
          Clos Apalta

          Displays a rich and ripe profile of plum and berry accented by mineral acidity and notes of singed alder and cinnamon bark, adding toasted herb notes that linger on the finish around fine tannins and details of kirsch. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2024. 7,729 cases made, 350 cases imported.

          Apalta Vineyard, Rapel, Chile (WS:93 - Best after 2024 - 64% Carmenere, 18% Cab, 18% Merlot)
        • 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)
        • 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: 584

          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)
        • 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

          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: 987
          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)
        • Joseph Phelps Insignia

          A solidly built Cabernet with a very direct persona, as dark currant, warmed fig reduction and blackberry fruit paste are bolted together with licorice root and singed cedar. Features an espresso crema hint on the finish, which keeps this on the dark, muscular side. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2023 through 2038. 17,000 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:94 - Best 2022-2038)
        • 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)
        • BIN: 988
          Opus One

          The fruit is decidedly restrained in style, without the vivid punch typical of the vintage, but the gently mulled currant, cherry and bitter plum flavors are well-delineated and persistent, while notable savory, thyme and tobacco leaf notes play a prominent role alongside. There's a racy beam of acidity piercing through it all and a lingering iron note on the finish. An excellent example of the style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2036.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:94 - Best from 2021-2036)
        • BIN: 991
          Opus One

          Elegantly styled, despite some serious heft, this offers a mix of alluring mulberry, griotte and cassis notes bearing a gently mulled edge, while flashes of apple wood, sweet bay leaf and red tea flicker along the edges. Very refined in feel, with seamless structure extending the finish so the fruit can linger. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2038. 27,800 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:95 - Best 2022-2038)
        • Bond Melbury Napa Red Wine

          Starts with a nice lush feel to the cassis and plum puree flavors, then steadily picks up grip along the way, with warm cast iron and loam hints running underneath before blossoming through the finish, which pulls in additional singed cedar and savory notes. More like an '18 in style with the back end grip. Best from 2025 through 2038.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:95 - Best 2025-2038)
      • 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

          Features dried red currant and berry flavors bearing a sleek minerality, with green herbal shadings in the midpalate. The savory finish lingers with iron accents.

          Alexander Valley AVA, California (WS:89)
        • Ferrari-Carano Merlot

          Sonoma County AVA, California
        • Markham Napa Valley Merlot

          Robust dark plum and dried dark cherry flavors show hints of fig in this big, juicy style. Dense dark chocolate accents linger on the finish, which is loaded with mocha and Asian spice. Drink now through 2025. 35,000 cases made. — KM

          Napa Valley 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)
        • Raymond Reserve Merlot

          A dark purple in the glass, aromas of black cherry and blueberry compote greet the nose. Flavors of mocha, chocolate and spice spread across the plush palate with suggestions of menthol and spice cake. Full-bodied with juicy tannins, the finish has a nice little spice to it.

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • Mollydooker The Scooter Merlot

          Leans into peppery notes up front, with juicy red berry and plum flavors at the core and toasted herb, cigar box and bittersweet chocolate notes on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2033. 1,330 cases made, 462 cases imported.

          McClaren Valle, Australia (WS:89 - Best 2022-2033)
        • Stags' Leap Napa Valley Merlot

          Offers a narrow beam of refined currant, tobacco and spice flavors that build tension and tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2028.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:89 Best from 2022-2028)
        • BIN: 116
          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
        • 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, 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
        • Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot

          Napa Valley AVA, California
      • Pinot Noir
        • DeLoach Vineyards Heritage RSV Pinot Noir

          St. Helena AVA, California
        • Sebastopol Oaks Pinot Noir

          Sonoma County AVA, California
        • 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

          Juicy and generous, this offers easygoing cherry and raspberry flavors that are laced with toasty oak and spicy herbs. Drink now through 2028. 95,773 cases made.

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon (WS:88) Best 2023-2028
        • 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
        • Alexis Soyer Pinot Noir

          Santa Maria Valley, California (100% Pinot Noir)
        • BIN: 625
          Boen Pinot Noir

          Fruity and redolent of spiced cherry and baked plum. Plenty of loamy notes on the ripe finish, with hints of chocolate. Drink now. 48,544 cases made. — KM

          Santa Barbara-Sonoma-Monterey Counties, Sonoma, California (WS:88)
        • 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
        • Planet Oregon Pinot Noir

          This Pinot layers in the complexity and tension, showing accents of raspberry and cherry that are laced with dusky spice and black tea. Drink now through 2028. 16,000 cases made. — TF

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
        • Solena Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir

          Youthful and fresh, with expressive raspberry, orange peel and savory spice flavors that fan out and glide on the long finish. Drink now through 2030. 4,000 cases made.

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon (WS:92 - Best 2023-2030)
        • Louis Latour Marsannay Rouge

          Broad and luscious, this red features black cherry, boysenberry, mineral and spice aromas and flavors. It's concentrated and supple, yet well-built, with a spine of tannins and acidity emerging on the lingering aftertaste. Drink now through 2028. 7,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. — BS

          Marsannay AOC, Cote De Nuits, Burgundy, France (WS:91 - Best 2021-2028)
        • Ponzi Tavola Pinot Noir

          Generous and lively, with rose petal, raspberry and cherry accents that glide on the long, sleek finish. Drink now through 2028

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
        • Chanson Marsannay Pinot Noir

          An expression of dark cherry, blackberry, earth, tobacco and spice flavors. Rich and juicy, with a lingering aftertaste of tart cherry. Drink now through 2027. 400 cases imported. — BS

          Marsannay AOC, Cotes De Nuits, Burgundy, France (WS:90 - Best 2019-2027)
        • BIN: 315
          Ravines Pinot Noir

          Elegant, juicy and balanced, with a beautiful combination of cherries, strawberries and hints of spice.

          Finger Lakes, NY
        • 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
        • 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
        • Ponzi Pinot Noir Laurelwood District

          Polished, refined and delicately expressive, with lovely rose petal, cherry and spiced tea flavors that build richness on the long finish. Drink now through 2028. 3,800 cases made. — TF

          Laurelwood District AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon (WS:93, Best from 2021-2028)
        • Le Cadeau Red Label Pinot Noir

          Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
        • 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)
        • Chauvenet-Chopin Cotes De Nuits-Villages Pinot Noir

          Cotes De Nuits-Villages AOC, Burgundy, France
        • Dog Point Pinot Noir

          Shows salted caramel, maraschino cherry and wild blackberry and blueberry flavors that are plush and robust, with expressive notes of espresso, forest floor, sage, spice and tobacco lingering on a long, velvety frame. Drink now through 2030. 600 cases imported.

          Marlborough, New Zealand (WS:93 - Best from 2022-2030)
        • Dusky Goose Rambeaux Pinot Noir

          Sophisticated & approachable in its youth. Aromas of black cherry, cedar box, and black tea, dark fruit complements the baking spices Well balanced with minerality, smooth tannins and a rich finish Cases Produced - 554

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
        • Chehalem Reserve Pinot Noir

          On the nose, aromatics of blueberries and dark fruit transition to notes of cigar box and roasted coffee beans in the glass. The palate is elegant with silky tannins and fresh ripe fruit flavors that are heightened with a kiss of vanilla that hits as the wine finishes.

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
        • Orin Swift Slander Pinot Noir

          Napa Valley AVA, California
        • 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

          Quite ripe, with a gush of plum and boysenberry fruit flavors laced with light anise and violet accents. Friendly, fruit-forward finish. Drink now through 2024. 12,260 cases made.

          Santa Maria Valley AVA, California (Single Vineyard Bottling) WS:89 - Best from 2022-2024
        • Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir

          Concentrated red currant, plum and raspberry flavors are finely articulated, with ample hot stone and cooking spice notes. Crunchy acidity on the finish features accents of dried thyme. Drink now through 2025. 7,612 cases made. — KM

          Russian River AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2020-2025)
        • Testify TeAwanga Pinot Noir

          WINEMAKER: Daniel Brennan In most ‘reserve’ wines, producers tend to make more extracted, riper or more oaked wines with the idea it delivers more for the price. That’s not my thoughts at all (particularly for Pinot Noir) and why I decided to call this range ‘Testify’. It’s my hand on heart best effort from each vintage. And for Pinot Noir I wanted to create a more elegant and pure wine, which not necessarily a ‘bigger’ wine. This is more precise, selective and really the best Pinot Noir I can produce at the time I made it.

          Martinborough, New Zealand
        • Martinelli Zio Tony Ranch Pinot Noir

          Zio Tony Ranch, Russian River Valley AVA, California
        • 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
        • 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)
        • 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)
        • Domaine Serene Evanstad Reserve Pinot Noir

          A graceful, compelling red, offering an array of raspberry, strawberry, rose petal and toasty spice flavors that fan out on the lingering, supple finish. Drink now through 2030. 7,765 cases made.

          Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon (WS:94 - Best 2023-2030)
      • Syrah/Shiraz
        • Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz

          Generous and polished, with spicy plum, black cherry and cassis flavors on a smooth and velvety frame, showing spice and baking spices on the finish. Drink now. 17,500 cases made, 4,675 cases imported.

          Barossa Valley, Australia (WS:87)
        • First Drop Mother's Milk Shiraz

          A compelling red on a juicy, fresh frame, with smooth, polished tannins and fresh pomegranate and maraschino cherry flavors at the core, showing details of milk chocolate, nutmeg and white peppercorn, plus an appealing hint of toasted herbs and fresh earth. Reveals tannins that firm up on the finish, which packs a spicy kick. Drink now through 2033. 25,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported.

          Barossa Valley, Australia (WS:92 - Best from 2023-2033)
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
        • Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz

          Ripe blackberry, blueberry and framboise flavors are plump and balanced, with notes of rosemary, sage, black walnut liqueur, Dutch cocoa powder and dried violet, followed by wonderfully velvety tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2045. 9,054 cases imported.

          Kalimna Vineyard, South Australia (WS:93 - Best from 2021-2045)
        • Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz

          Plush and polished, with ripe notes of maraschino cherry, milk chocolate and raspberry preserves. Details of cinnamon, spicy tobacco and cumin add aromatic interest, with a lingering thread of toasted herbs. Drink now through 2029. 45,165 cases made, 8,336 cases imported.

          South Australia (WS:91 - Best 2023-2029)
        • Guardian Cellars The Informant Syrah

          The Informant features notes of orange blossom, ripe blackberries, holiday spice, toasted coconut, and vanilla. This spectacular wine was aged for 19 months on 50% new French oak. This wine is full-bodied, dense and mouth-filling – everything you want from a Syrah and more.

          AVA: Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington
        • 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 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: 490
          Ron Thorn Shiraz

          The dill, smoky mahogany, cedar and tobacco notes are distinctive and aromatic, balanced against wild blackberry and huckleberry flavors. Intense and bold, with rustic tannins. A smoky baconlike accent lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 450 cases made, 273 cases imported. — MW

          Barossa Valley, Australia (WS:92 Best 2017-2023)
        • 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
        • Force Majeure Estate Syrah

          Brooding and deeply structured, yet retains a sense of finesse, offering blackberry and blueberry flavors framed by smoked meat, licorice and cracked pepper. Best from 2024 through 2031. 500 cases made.

          Red Mountain AVA, Washington (WS:94 - Best 2024-2031)
        • Cayuse Vineyards 'Cailloux' Syrah

          Walla Walla Valley AVA, Washington
        • 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)
        • Horsepower The Tribe Syrah

          Boasts boldly expressive aromas of crushed stone and black olive that open to elegantly polished blueberry and raspberry flavors, which finish on an appealing gamy accent. Drink 2023 through 2031. 642 cases made.

          Walla Walla Valley AVA, Washington (WS:94 - Best 2023-2031)
        • Mollydooker Velvit Glove Shiraz

          Rich and decadent, with Black Forest cake, juicy maraschino cherry, salted caramel and fresh mint at the core, expanding to more detailed flavors as well as plush, velvety tannins, which add an air of elegance to this powerhouse of a wine.

          McClaren Valle, Australia
        • 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
        • Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel

          Plush in texture, this Zin is generous with blackberry and cherry flavors that draw in accents of briar patch, black pepper and toasty cinnamon as it finishes with zesty tannins. Drink now through 2031. 95,000 cases made.

          Sonoma County AVA, California (WS:92 - Best from 2021-2028)
        • Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel

          Dried cherry notes meet jammy raspberry flavors in this user-friendly Zin, which is accented by dried herb and white pepper hints. Drink now through 2026.

          Lodi AVA, California
        • 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel

          Mendocino AVA, California
        • Scott Harvey InZINerator Zinfandel

          Jammy fruit, pepper and spice, cherry cola and mincemeat come together in the aroma to a rich full bodied wine with bright red fruit. Oak aging contributes to the rounded complexity with just a hint of sweetness from the addition of port. Try this wine with any grilled meat or chicken, or pair with pizza, pasta or burgers.

          Amador County, 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

          A juicy bomb of fruit, this red is also well-structured, with lively raspberry, toasty spice and roasted sage flavors that linger on a snappy finish. Drink now through 2028. 9,085 cases made. — TF

          Mendocino AVA, California (WS:91 - Best 2021-2028)
        • Wine Guerrilla Zinfandel

          This 2018 Russian River Valley Zinfandel is rich with strawberry and blackberry fruit aromas. The body is bold and full of chocolate, blackberries, and vanilla with the finish comprised of black pepper.

          Russian River Valley AVA, Sonoma, California
        • 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
        • Trione Flatridge Zinfandel

          Deep alluring aromas of sage and black pepper mixed with hints of crushed blackberry, wild mammoth and huckleberries.

          Sonoma AVA, 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

          Wiry and briary, with medium-bodied blackberry, smoky meat and pepper flavors that persist toward snappy tannins. Drink now through 2029. 5,704 cases made. — TF

          Sonoma County AVA, California (WS:90 - Best from 2020-2029)
        • Orin Swift Eight Years in the Desert (Zinfandel Blend)

          A bold and brawny blend, offering straightforward dark berry and savory spice flavors. Ends with a peppery accent. Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Barbera. Drink 2022 through 2030.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (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)
        • Scott Harvey 1869 Old Vine Zinfandel

          Briary varietal layered Zinfandel with notes of blackberry, fig, pomegranate and violets. Balanced with a fleshy center and hints of coffee and bright currents.

          Amador County, California
        • 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
        • Criss Cross Estate Petite Sirah

          Excellent density and richness, with intense blueberry, blackberry and plum fruit staying bold and upfront on the palate. It rounds itself nicely in the nish.

          Clarksburg, California
        • 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)
        • Hearst Ranch The Pergola Petite Sirah

          The aromas of boysenberry compote with dark roasted coffee and a hint of vanilla would be equally at home alongside grilled ribs or a flourless chocolate cake. On the palate there is a supple mouthfeel framed in by refreshing acidity further lending itself to a variety of food pairings. This dry wine has a sweet personality and is rich but not cloying. Enjoy now through 2030

          Paso Robles AVA, California (96% Petite Sirah, 4% Malbec)
        • Stag's Leap Petite Sirah

          A bruiser, with concentrated blueberry, smoky meat and cracked pepper flavors that gather tension and tannins on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2030. 35,611 cases made.

          Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:90 - Best 2023-2030)
        • 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

        • Gauchezco Estate Malbec

          This Malbec has an intense and lively deep red-purple color. Fruity notes of plum, raspberry, dry fig and raisins along with floral notes of violets. Complex and harmonious wine, with a soft and velvety entry, firm tannins and lovely juicy finish. Enjoy it with smoked and grilled meats and prepared spicy meats.

          Mendoza, Argentina
        • Agua de Piedra Malbec

        • BIN: 624
          Aguaribay Malbec

          Mendoza, Argentina
        • Decero Remolinos Vineyard Malbec

          Offers dark cherry and plum flavors that are fleshy and filled with tannic power. Minerally midpalate, with a finish that is loaded with baker's chocolate accents.

          Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina (WS:90 - Best from 2020-2024)
        • 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 (WS:85)
        • Mi Terruno Mayacaba Malbec

          Aroma: perfectly ripe red fruits. A wide variety of aromas of oak wood are noticeable as well; vanilla, smoke, toasted and spicy. Mouth: Concentrated, expressive and appetizing. silky tannins that give way to a torrent of sensations on the palate, with a long and convincing finish.

          Mendoza, Argentina
        • Catena Zapata Alta Malbec

          Well-structured and juicy, with dark cherry and plum tart flavors that feature firm tannins and acidity. The spicy finish offers baker's chocolate notes and peppery hints. Drink now through 2024. 13,500 cases made, 3,500 cases imported.

          Mendoza, Argentina (WS:91 - Best from 2022-2024)
      • Spanish Reds
        • BIN: 427
          Cune Rioja Crianza

          Crisp acidy defines the cherry, currant and orange peel flavors in this inviting, medium-bodied red, with wild herb, spice and tea details combining on the finish. Drink now through 2027

          Rioja, Spain (WS:89 Best from 2021-2027)
        • 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
        • Bodegas Sentencia El Bosque Habitado

          Primarily Bobal, with smaller complements of Syrah and Garnacha, aged for 6 months in neutral French oak. Minimal intervention and a short aging

          Valencia, Spain (60% Bobal / 30% Syrah / 10% Garnacha)
        • Bodegas Olarra Cero Anon Gran Reserva Rioja

          Cedar and sandalwood notes mingle with flavors of cherry, tobacco, forest floor and licorice in this savory red. Polished and balanced, harmonious and deep. Drink now through 2025.

          Rioja, Spain (WS:92 - Best from 2019-2025)
        • Remelluri Lindes de Remelluri Vinedos de Labastida Rioja


          Rioja, Spain (95% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha
        • La Rioja Alta Rioja Vina Ardanza Reserva

          This red shows an earthy character, with loamy earth, tar and tobacco notes framing dried cherry, licorice, orange peel and forest floor flavors. It's harmonious, with a spicy finish. Tempranillo and Garnacha. Drink now through 2026. 11,000 cases imported. — TM

          Rioja, Spain (WS:91 Best from 2021-2026)
        • Juan Gil Jumilla Blue Label

          Intense cherry red with garnet sparkles in the glass, and intense aromas including highlights of black fruit over roasted notes and a lightly balsamic and spicy base. Fine and aromatic on the palate. Light, unctuous and very flavorsome, sensation of black fruits that harmonize with fine roasted touches. Round tannins and good acidity. Structured and very elegant. The wine will evolve over 2-3 years and drink well for many thereafter.

          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)
      • Italian Reds
        • Tuscany
        • Banfi Centine Toscana Red Blend

          A mix of earth, cherry and plum marks this light-bodied red, which is direct and balanced. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 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
        • San Felice Chianti Classico

          Open and fluid, this red evokes blackberry and blueberry fruit, framed by earth and underbrush notes. There's a solid structure, with bright acidity in tandem with dusty tannins. Sangiovese, Colorino and Pugnitello. Best from 2023 through 2030. 33,300 cases made, 11,400 cases imported. — BS

          Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:90 - Best from 2023-2030)
        • BIN: 614
          Banfi Belnero

          Toscana IGT, Italy
        • Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico

          A lithe, focused red, revealing cherry, strawberry and smoke flavors. This finishes on the crisp side, yet stays balanced. Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now.

          Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:88 - Best from 2021-2024)
        • IL Borro Pian Di Nova

          Pian di Nova has an intense ruby red color. The bouquet is floral and intensely fruity with scents of fresh black cherry, concentrated raspberry coulis, dried cranberry and fresh blackberry with hints of Cardamom and spice. The taste is smooth and full bodied with a pleasant freshness that echoes the same profile that was found in the initial aromas. The finish is persistent and well-balanced, framed with velvety tannins.

          Toscana IGT, Italy (Super Tuscan)
        • Querceto di Castellina Gran Selezione Sei Chianti Classico

          A contemporary style, this red wraps cherry, plum and tarry earth flavors in a cloak of spicy, resinous oak. Feels a little overwhelmed by the oak today, revealing a firm, tannic finish. Needs time. Best from 2022 through 2033. 700 cases made, 350 cases imported. — BS

          Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:90 - Best from 2022-2033)
        • IL Molino Do Grace Chianti II Classico Margone Gran Selezione

          A core of sweet, ripe fruit grabs your attention, featuring cherry, plum, leather, earth and spice notes. Powerful, with burly tannins. The long aftertaste echoes the fruit, earth and spice elements. Best from 2021 through 2035. 2,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. — BS

          Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:94 - Best from 2019-2035)
        • 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)
        • Camigliano Brunello do Montalcino

          Ripe and opulent, boasting macerated cherry, plum, eucalyptus and iron flavors matched to a muscular structure. Shows beefy tannins that take over on the finish, yet this feels balanced, with a beam of cherry persisting through the conclusion. Best from 2026 through 2043. 16,000 cases made, 3,250 cases imported.

          Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:92 - Best from 2026-2043)
        • Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto

          A lively, fluid red, displaying cherry, black currant, cedar, iron and spice aromas and flavors. Taut and balanced, with a slightly reserved finish today. Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%). Drink 2022 through 2028. 17,500 cases made, 5,000 cases imported.

          Toscana IGT, Italy (WS:90 - Best from 2022-2028)
        • Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

          A textbook Brunello, mingling cherry and berry fruit with bitter almond, iron, sanguine and tobacco notes. Well-structured and harmonious, this should rein in the tannins with a few years of aging. Best from 2020 through 2033. 8,000 cases imported.

          Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:93 - 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)