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{"name": "Chateau de Landiras 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-de-landiras-2018/677595", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Graves, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$19", "notes": "Blend: 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "Grand generosity, showcasing deep, vigorous dark forest fruit and an appetising blackcurrant freshness within juicy and fabulously-integrated tannins. Lovely, boisterous and rich in fruit. Bravo!", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/silver-oak-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2016/683756", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.2", "price": "$144", "notes": "Deep ruby in color, the 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.\nBlend: 78.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc, 2.3% Petit Verdot, 0.3% Malbec", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2016 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon comes to the fore with plenty of persistence and oomph. TASTING NOTES: This shows up with generous aromas and flavors of blackcurrant, dill, coconut, and oak. Enjoy its beautifully appointed richness with a grilled ribeye topped with fresh rosemary sprigs. (Tasted: November 11, 2020, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/silver-oak-alexander-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/671253", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.2", "price": "$89", "notes": "The 2017 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color with a magenta rim. It has an enticing nose of cassis, blackberry, vanilla, sage, and spearmint. Upon entry, this wine builds from potpourri and bramble to a bright pop of raspberry on the mid-palate. A juicy finish with chewy tannins and a medium length.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2017 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offers a satisfying experience from start to finish. TASTING NOTES: This wine excels with aromas of black fruit, anise, dried herbs, and coconut. Pair it with a juicy, grilled ribeye. (Tasted: July 18, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/beaulieu-vineyard-georges-de-latour-private-reserve-2018/810540", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$145", "notes": "The 2018 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is exceptional, with a beautifully expressive nose full of ripe berry fruit aromas of raspberry, red currant, black cherry and black currant, alongside hints of fresh chaparral herbs like wild lavender, violet and rose, fresh mint, sage, bay laurel and juniper berry. Perfumed exotic spice notes from the well-integrated aging in new French oak barrels adds vanilla, cedar, clove and cinnamon, and also supports the lush fruit, showcasing the depth, concentration, and balance of this extraordinary Cabernet. Full-bodied with breadth and weight, the rich expansive palate is layered with robust flavors of black cherry, red currant, thyme, leather, sweet tobacco leaf and rose petal. Signature \u201cRutherford Dust\u201d tannins add a velvety-rich, cocoa-powder texture, supple length and firm presence to the lengthy finish, while secondary notes of earth, clay, dark chocolate and espresso dance on the palate until your next sip. The mouthwatering palate is silky, ethereal and sinewy, with a line of vibrant acidity, while also seamlessly integrating with the full-bodied texture, crafting a wine that is nuanced, indulgent and plentiful, offering layers of complexity, depth and structure. Inviting and beguiling now, this Cabernet is youthful and spirited, but will surely allow for age-worthiness for many years to come, if you can keep your hands off it.Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Blackberry, blackcurrant and mint with some sage and crushed-stone undertones. Full-bodied with chewy tannins that are in-check and nicely polished. Smoke, toasted oak and bark at the end, complementing the fresh yet ripe fruit. Drink after 2024.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve is fabulous. Inky, rich and explosive, the 2018 is a fine addition to the lineage of one of Napa Valley's most historic wines. Inky red fruit, chocolate, leather and licorice all open in the glass. Aeration brings out floral top notes, raspberry and a hint of blood orange. There is plenty of depth, but the tannins are finer than they were a few years ago. Shorter time on the skins and a reduction in barrel fermentations really allow the pedigree of these Rutherford sites to come through. The 2018 is sensational.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "The famous wine lives up to its historic promise in this wonderfully complex and structured vintage, the wine showing an abundance of tension and youthful grip. Earthy in dried herb, cedar and sage, it shares notes of black currant, cassis and forest within a textured and brightly layered foundation of elegant ageablity. Enjoy best from 2028\u20132038. Cellar Selection", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec. Deep garnet-purple in color, it prances out of the glass with flamboyant scents of blackberry preserves, wild blueberries and cr\u00e8me de cassis, followed by hints of cigar box, Chinese five spice and pencil shavings with a waft of menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a solid structure of firm grainy tannins and seamless freshness supporting the muscular black fruit, finishing long and earthy. Rating: 96+", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/joseph-phelps-freestone-vineyards-pinot-noir-2019/716789", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.1", "price": "$70", "notes": "The 2019 Pinot Noir opens with intensely floral aromatics of red fruit, dried savory herbs and violets. A viscous, layered wine with balanced acid and tannin structure, jammy boysenberry, baking spice, and sour cherry notes linger to a complex finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards takes time to open, metamorphosing from iron and woodsmoke to raspberries, dried flowers, dark spices and aniseed. The medium-bodied palate is silky and seamlessly fresh, loaded with perfectly ripe, earth-laced fruits whose flavors linger for a very long time in the mouth. This has the fruit intensity and structure to age very well in bottle.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Blueberry and spice with lightly toasted notes and some nuts. Full, yet very tight, with refined tannins and polish. Linear and long. Intense and vivid. A beauty. This needs time to open. Try after 2022.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Lastly, the 2019 Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards reveals a medium ruby, semi-opaque hue to go with stunning notes of ripe black cherries, black tea, spice, and a distinct, racy, reductive, mineral nuance that builds with time in the glass. Beautifully textured, nicely structured, and balanced, it's going to cruise for 5-7 years, if not over a decade, in cold cellars.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir is an outstanding wine. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with attractive aromas and flavors of red fruit, dried leaves, and a hint of mineral notes. Enjoy it with lightly grilled, wild salmon fillets. (Tasted: August 24, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Savory forest-floor tones contrast well against crisp, focused flavors of blood orange, pomegranate and cherry. With length and breadth, it is structured yet expansive, with and immensely delicious palate.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Well-knit, with fresh spiciness to raspberry and cherry tart flavors that are flanked by hot stone accents. Finishes with slate notes and plenty of creaminess. Drink now through 2025.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/duckhorn-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/871938", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$78", "notes": "Beautifully rich and complex, this wine offers enticing aromas of huckleberry jam, black cherry, and cinnamon spice, with hints of bay leaf, maple and violets. The lush dark berry and sweet baking spice notes are echoed on the palate, where the flavors are framed by a firm underlying structure and fine, dusty tannins that add depth and nuance to a long, robust finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is lovely and shows excellent staying power on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine offers beautiful aromas and flavors of ripe cherries, black fruits, and complimentary oak nuances. Try it with a grilled, well-marbled ribeye. (Tasted: December 28, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/tenute-silvio-nardi-brunello-di-montalcino-2015/591283", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$75", "notes": "Tenute Silvio Nardi\u2019s classic Brunello is a blend of the finest grapes from the Manachiara and Casale del Bosco estates.Silvio Nardi follows the strict DOCG laws required of a classified Brunello di Montalcino. Yield is limited; only the top70% of the grapes is used to make the wine. The fruit is carefully handpicked and sorted. Fermentation and macerationtakes at least 24 days (varies with parcel) at controlled temperature of less than 86\u00b0F. Aged for 12 months in new andused French oak barriques (Allier) before 18 months in large Slavonian oak barrels. Bottle aged at least 12 monthsbefore release.Deep winy red color, with the characteristic bouquet of fresh red fruit. Great tannic structure on the palate, with anexcellent acidic framework. A wine with an excellent, lingering aromatic persistency in the nose and in the mouth.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A linear and tight 2015, like many others, with a medium body, firm and fresh tannins and acidity and a berry, walnut and spice palate.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Beautifully polished and bright, the Tenute Silvio Nardi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers a textbook rendition from this slightly warm vintage. The wine sketches out classic lines with a generous and full array of Sangiovese aromas. These range from wild fruit and dried cherry to tilled earth, cola and balsam herb. There's a pretty note of blue flower or lilac as well for added elegance. The finish is smooth with integrated tannins and balanced acidity. All the elements work harmoniously here and would be nicely accentuated by a spezzatino di maiale, or pork shoulder slow-cooked with tomato, shallots, red wine and peas.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is lifted with aromas of licorice, red plum, thyme and dried roses. The palate lends more subtlety with tea leaf, dried cherry, and blood orange, with tannins that build through the finish. Drink 2021-2031.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/robert-mondavi-to-kalon-vineyard-reserve-cabernet-sauvignon-2016/543734", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Oakville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$175", "notes": "Flavors of rich black berries and black plum, dried herb complexity, sweet oak spices, vanilla bean, and toasted almonds unfold in mesmerizing layers, sending a wave of deliciously intense complexity across the palate in a tasty expression of power and elegance.", "reviews": [{"author": "Tasting Panel", "review": "Mesmerizing aromas of earth, violets, and fresh black and blue fruit give way to chalky tannins that dry the palate\u2014part of that is pure youth. The acidity lifts the flavors to compensate for the tighter grip. Savory notes of soy sauce, espresso, sweet soil, and bittersweet dark chocolate rest on a praiseworthy pedestal.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "A blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon Reserve opens with beautifully fragrant kirsch, wilted roses, candied violets and dried Provence herbs notes over a core of wild blueberries, red and black currants and mulberries plus wafts of tobacco leaf and cardamom. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with perfumed, crunchy black fruits framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and finishes long and earthy.Rating: 96+", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is a structured and layered red with currants, ripe berries and hints of chocolate and hazelnuts. Full body. Blueberry, chocolate and spice flavors. Shows focus and craftsmanship. Plus great vineyards. Drink in 2024, but hard not to enjoy now.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The flagship 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a more long-term effort yet is loaded with potential. Coming all from Mondavi\u2019s To Kalon holdings and seeing an extended maceration and 18 months in new oak, its deep purple color is followed by rocking notes of blackberries, black cherries, smoke tobacco, black licorice, and crushed rocks. With a terrific sense of minerality, subtle background oak, full body, and impeccable balance, hide bottles for 4-5 years and this beauty will cruise for 3 decades or so.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Solidly built, featuring a core of cassis, bitter cherry and plum reduction notes, laced up with racy savory, iron and singed cedar accents. Takes a restrained approach, showing subtle energy, but the fruit is sneakily long and the finish nicely grounded. Best from 2021 through 2032.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This is a hearty, bold and brawny red wine from the famous site, blended with 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Cola, sassafras, earth and leather highlight a dense core of firm tannin and toasted oak, begging for more time in the bottle. Enjoy best between 2026\u20132031.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/stags-leap-wine-cellars-artemis-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/874274", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$75", "notes": "The 2019 Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon delivers expressive aromas of mocha, chocolate covered cherry, crushed raspberry, olive and thyme. Rich and flavorful, the wine is well-structured with fine grained tannins. The palate has a pleasing brambleberry note that leads to a long finish with a hint of oak spice. Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon with grilled tri-tip, braised short ribs, or pasta with wild mushrooms and prosciutto.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Cassis, dried blueberries, violets, ink, graphite, dried leaves and cigar box on the nose. Full-bodied with firm, polished tannins. Smooth and supple with excellent balance and length. Drink from 2023.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Vina Robles Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/vina-robles-estate-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/854917", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$28", "notes": "This is a full-bodied wine with notes of cassis and dark fruit, along with chewy textured tannins.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This is a rich and thoroughly satisfying Cab, starting with aromas of roasted boysenberry, cocoa, violet and toasty oak on the nose. The palate is cohesive and neatly woven, with rich black fruit, mocha and espresso flavors that are wrapped in firm but balanced tannins.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Antinori Tignanello 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/antinori-tignanello-2018/767135", "varietal": "Tuscan Blends", "location": "Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$139", "notes": "Tignanello 2018 is a deeply intense ruby red color. On the nose, it\u2019s remarkably complex with notes of ripe red fruit, black cherries, sour cherries that merge with sweet hints of vanilla, mint anddelicate sensations of white pepper and myrtle. Its palate is rich and well balanced: supple velvety tannins are sustained by exceptional freshness that give the wine length, elegance and persistence of flavors. Blend: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "This wine brought to mind precise imagery of tailcoats, striped dress pants, wingtip collar shirts and other gentlemen's fashion choices from the Roaring Twenties. Sporting a retro but classic personality, the Marchesi Antinori 2018 Tignanello is quite the dapper and jovial wine that hits the market just as much of the world is emerging from a dark chapter of lockdowns and coronavirus curfews. I love the optimism that springs bright with such clarity and detail from within this blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The 2016 vintage was a benchmark for sure, but I prefer the 2018, thanks to that tinge of nostalgia or emotion that is so deftly rendered in this cool, long growing season.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is so aromatic with flowers, such as cherry blossoms and roses, together with currants and blackberries. A medium-bodied Tignanello with very fine tannins and depth. Racy and very, very long finish. Pure and refined. Lots of blue fruit. Tight at the end, but showing a sophisticated and reserved style. Very refined. Drinkable now, but will age nicely.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A dark, brooding style, yet focused on the black cherry, blackberry, spice, tobacco and iron aromas and flavors. Rich, dense and vibrant, with a long, detailed aftertaste, showing superb focus and balance. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2042.", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "The Prisoner Wine Company The Prisoner Red Blend 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/the-prisoner-wine-company-the-prisoner-red-blend-2019/673519", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.2", "price": "$55", "notes": "Features enticing aromas of Bing cherry, dark chocolate, clove, and roasted fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, pomegranate, and vanilla linger harmoniously for a smooth and luscious finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: Could The Prisoner Red Blend be in the proverbial \"sweet\" spot? Since its arrival into the marketplace in 2000, this wine became an instant star, albeit controversial in some quarters of the wine world because of perceived sweetness. Many of my closest wine pals also decried that the wine was too extracted. While the wine flirts a bit beyond the standard threshold residual sugar level, this wine is pretty tasty and dry in a New World way. The 2019 vintage is the wine's best effort to date, and it signals its long journey to become a wine that everyone can wrap their palate around. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings the force of bold, black fruit, savory spices, and oak onto the palate. Pair it with grilled baby back ribs. (Tasted: October 14, 2020, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Decoy California Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/decoy-california-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/731697", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.9", "price": "$25", "notes": "From its aromas of vibrant red and blue fruit to its silky tannins and balanced acidity, this is a lush and alluring Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, rich flavors of raspberry, ripe plum and blueberry carry the wine to a long, luxurious finish, with nuanced hints of oak and sweet baking spices.\nBlend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon is ripe and smooth. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows pleasing aromas and flavors of warm blackberry pie and other bright fruits. Enjoy it with a grilled hamburger top with gruyere cheese. (Tasted: June 14, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "89"}]}
{"name": "Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/caparzo-brunello-di-montalcino-2015/380958", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$45", "notes": "Ruby red wine color, tending toward garnet with age, this wine offers complex, penetrating aromas of wild berry fruit. On the palate, it is dry, firm, harmonious and delicate.Great with roasts, grilled and spit-roasted meats, game, braised meats and aged cheeses.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Plum and ripe-berry with cedar and fresh-mushroom aromas and flavors. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Hints of chocolate. Shows intensity and focus. Drink or hold.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Caparzo is one of two properties in Montalcino owned by the beautiful and charming Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini. The other property is Altesino. This wine, the Caparzo 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a very classic interpretation that delivers the goods without any distracting bells or whistles. The wine opens to red and purple fruit aromas with background tones of dried herb, potting soil, cedar wood and light spice. Fruit comes from a site with heavier clay soils, and you get hints of that extra density and richness here. This vintage offers all you need in a model Brunello from a very beautiful and generous vintage. I always admire the wines of Caparzo for their accessible and immediate drinking style. Some 160,000 bottles were corked in August 2019, and the wine hit the market in January 2020.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "An attractive mix of cherry, plum, earth, tar, spice, savory and balsamic flavors are the highlights of this well-balanced red. Licorice and salty elements emerge on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2039.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Aromas of mature woodland berry, underbrush, leather and camphor mingle together with a whiff of blue flower. The bright, polished palate offers juicy Marasca cherry, cranberry, cocoa and clove alongside taut fine-grained tannins that leave a firm, somewhat chalky finish. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/joseph-phelps-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/782060", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$90", "notes": "A classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with inviting violet, dark fruit, tobacco, subtle baking spice and earthy dried herb aromatics. The palate is filled with expressive black cherry, blackberry and dark plum, hints of spice box and sweet vanilla bean. A focused, concentrated wine with youthful energy and freshness nimbly balanced by supple tannin structure and finesse.Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 1% Malbec", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This wine is lovely in juicy red fruit, dried herb and hints of allspice, the tannin structure firm and giving. Offering refinement and structure, it shows nuances of black currant, cherry and toasted oak. This will do well in the cellar.Cellar Selection", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "A year-in, year-out winner, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley should easily be an outstanding wine capable of evolving for two decades or so. Deep ruby/purple, with classy notes of cassis, blackberries, green tobacco, cedary herbs, and flowers, it's medium to full-bodied and has a wonderfully elegant, seamless texture, supple tannins, and outstanding length.Range: 91-93", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "It rolls effortlessly out of the glass with beautifully pure notes of fresh black plums, black cherries and crushed blackcurrants plus hints of cinnamon stick, tobacco leaf and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, the palate hits the ground running with expressive black fruits and soft, supple tannins, lifted by just enough freshness and finishing pleasantly savory. Range: 91-93", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon underscores how well this venerable Napa winery has handled this omnipresent grape variety. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings lovely and persistent aromas and flavors of black fruit, licorice, and oak to the fore. Serve it with grilled beef topped with diced shallots and slivered orange and red bell peppers. (Tasted: August 24, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Floral cherry and currant flavors burst from this wine\u2019s tannins, which feel chewy, tight-ening around the fruit with their musky and smoky notes. Give it time for the fruit to fully emerge from the tannins, or coax it out with lamb burgers.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/faust-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/677554", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.9", "price": "$55", "notes": "The core of Faust comes from our Coombsville Estate as well as from our vineyards in Rutherford and Oakville. This wine jumps out of the glass with aromas of fresh black cherry and plum. Layers of savory cherry compote, earth, cedar and graphite are rounded out by a long finish with hints of dark chocolate, balanced acidity and minerality.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Very attractive aromas of blackcurrants, black olives and dark leather with some cedar. It\u2019s full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and a refined, polished finish. Shows finesse and focus. Grows on the palate. Really delicious now, but will improve with age. Drink or hold.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, this full-bodied, highly expressive red is made from Coombsville estate grapes as well as grapes from sites in Rutherford and Oakville. It presents concentrated, burly black-fruit notes tempered by savory clove, espresso, leather and toasted oak.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "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.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon deftly combines some of Napa Valley's best AVAs into a wine of excellence. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows beautiful aromas and flavors of red and black fruits along with anise and oak. Enjoy with grilled beef. (Tasted: October 17, 2020, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Lestage 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-lestage-2016/618083", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Listrac, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$45", "notes": "Ch\u00e2teau Lestage shows a deep purple color. It has an attractive, clean and pure bouquet with lifted strawberry and raspberry scents infused with a touch of vanilla from new oak. On the palate, the wine offers a lot of ripe red fruit and black current flavors. It shows good structure with silky tannins, for some good aging. The finish is long and harmonious.Blend: 62% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon & 1% Petit VerdotPerfect with grilled red meat, cheese or with chocolate cake.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A beautiful young wine with vivid, blackcurrant and dark-berry character and hints of hazelnuts. Medium body with a lovely core of ripe fruit, yet it remains vivid and bright. A blend of 62 per cent merlot, 37 per cent cabernet sauvignon and one per cent petit verdot. Try from 2021.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "From one of several properties owned by the Chanfreau family in Listrac, this wine is firm, structured and has a core of dry, dark tannins. Its black fruits are also right there, waiting to burst through as the tannins soften. It will be a rich, perfumed wine with a good future. Drink from 2024.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Castelli Martinozzi Brunello di Montalcino 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/castelli-martinozzi-brunello-di-montalcino-2016/714559", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$50", "notes": "Ruby red closer to pomegranate, after some years acquires a tint of amber. The aromas are complex intensive and elegant bouquet with scent of undergrowth and predominance of violet and musk. The taste is strong, hot, dry but not much, pleasantly tanninic, lively, harmonious and lingering.A perfect complement to red game meat, roasted or barbecued, and to the well-seasoned first course in accordance with italian tradition. It's a perfect complement to cheeses with a strong taste (pecorino, parmigiano reggiano, cheeses of alpine meadows etc).", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Blackberry and blueberry aromas with hints of cedar and sandalwood. It\u2019s medium-to full-bodied with firm, very fine tannins and a bright, fresh finish. A little tight and reserved, but pretty and precise.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Wild berry, crushed herb, new leather and truffle aromas emerge from the glass. The juicy, savory palate offers red cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and a hint of grilled porcini framed in taut, polished tannins. Tangy acidity keeps it bright. It\u2019s already almost accessible but will age well for several years or more. Drink 2023\u20132028. Editors\u2019 Choice", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/antinori-badia-a-passignano-chianti-classico-gran-selezione-2018/806034", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$60", "notes": "Badia a Passignano 2018 is a ruby red color. Its nose presents intense notes of ripe red fruit that merge with sweet hints of blueberries and apricots. Its bouquet is completed by balsamic sensations and toasted aromas of chocolate, licorice and vanilla. The palate is rich and flavorful, giving the wine a lengthy flavor profile.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is a really beautiful red with cherry, blackberry, violet and chocolate character. Full and layered, yet it remains linear and bright, with an energetic finish. So drinkable now, but better in 2024.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Cherry, raspberry, plum, mineral and smoky aromas and flavors are deftly framed by spicy oak in this lush, harmonious red. There is plenty of structure, including vibrant acidity, for balance and energy on the lingering aftertaste. Give it a year or two to absorb the oak. Best from 2023 through 2033.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "The limestone and clay soils of Antinori\u2019s Barberino Tavarnelle estate gave a wine that reflects the cool, wet 2018 growing season in its lively acidity and tangy red and black cherry flavors. The wine rested mostly in Hungarian oak barrels, gaining notes of vanilla and sweet spice that enliven the vibrant fruit tones and contribute to the silky texture. Cellar time will allow those oak-derived flavors to integrate.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/borgo-scopeto-chianti-classico-2018/707557", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13", "price": "$21", "notes": "Dark ruby red. The bouquet is full and intense but at the same time sweet and fruity, with hints of black soft fruit. Pleasant overtone of noble wood, vanilla, and cocoa and a surprising cherry finish. Dry, firmly structured, austere, and elegant; well balanced. Excellent persistence of the flavor on the palatePair with thick soups, all kinds of meats, and semi-hard cheeses.", "reviews": [{"author": "Tasting Panel", "review": "Tangy and lush with notes of violet and plum; rich and balanced, stylish and long.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/tenuta-di-nozzole-chianti-classico-riserva-2018/695073", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$25", "notes": "Cherry and violet aromas, persistent and rounded flavors of spices and mushroom. Great structure with elegant finesse.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Rich and aromatic on the nose with sour cherries, light hazelnuts and dried fruit. Full-bodied and very rich with lots of fruit and layers of chewy tannins. Flavorful finish. Give it some time to soften and open. Try after 2023.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Ripe and silky, this red reveals cherry, raspberry, floral and woodsy underbrush aromas and flavors. Firm and fluid, with a lingering, juicy finish. Drink now through 2028", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Chateau La Bastienne Montagne-St.-Emilion 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-la-bastienne-montagne-st-emilion-2016/521857", "varietal": "Merlot", "location": "Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$19", "notes": "Beautiful ruby red color. Expressive of black fruits and sweets spices. Velvet smooth tannin structure followed by a very long aftertaste in mouth.\nBlend: 100% Merlot", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Very rich blackberry and vibrant fruit aromas in the mulberry and dark-plum spectrum with a concentrated palate that offers a very fleshy and attractive set of supple fruit, framed in ripe, sturdy tannins.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The AOC of Montagne Saint-\u00c9milion is sometimes overlooked by consumers as one of the best places to find values amongst Bordeaux and Bordeaux-styled wines. The 2016 Ch\u00e2teau La Bastienne is an excellent way to get acquainted with this Right Bank satellite secret. TASTING NOTES: This wine is on-point with its smooth textures, pretty red fruits, and light savory spices. Pair it with lightly spiced Pad Kra Pao. (Tasted: March 1, 2019, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2016 La Bastienne is medium to deep garnet-purple colored and features fragrant roses, oolong tea and baking spices scents with touches of warm plums, black cherries and raspberry pie. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with expressive red berry and floral layers with a fine-grained frame and long, lively finish.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "BenMarco Malbec 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/benmarco-malbec-2019/751875", "varietal": "Malbec", "location": "Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.6", "price": "$20", "notes": "BenMarco Malbec is a testimony of Valle de Uco, endowed with aromas of black fruits, notes of violets, pronounced acidity, firm tannins and great length.Ideal pairings include grilled red meats, sausages, seasoned or roasted pork, hard cheeses and pasta with meat-based sauces.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A fine-tannined, polished red with a medium body, refined texture and lovely length. Goes on and on. Just hints of asphalt, tar and graphite at the end.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 BenMarco Malbec was produced with fruit from Chacayes in the Valle de Uco, it is floral, spicy, aromatic, showy and expressive, with lots of aromatic herbs, black pepper and flowers. It has both good ripeness and freshness, with very fine tannins. It's ripe without excess and elegant.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Antinori Villa Toscana 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/antinori-villa-toscana-2018/735899", "varietal": "Tuscan Blends", "location": "Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$20", "notes": "Villa Antinori 2018 is deep ruby red in color. Its nose is intense and complex defined by notes of wild berries; blueberries and black currants, and notes of toasted hazelnuts, spices and vanilla. A full-bodied palate is well rounded with supple velvety tannins and a long savory finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "Villa Antinori of the Antinori family was first created in 1928. Roast meat and coconut provide complexity to a rich nose of dark fruits. Great concentration of fresh but ripe cherry and mulberry, spiced by liquorice and dark coffee. Ageing in French, Hungarian and American oak provides a pleasantly chewy texture, poised with elegant acids. Warm coconut and dark spices on the long finish. A treat at an affordable price.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A bright, vivid red with blackberries, blueberries and some violets and spices. Medium body, ultra fine tannins and a delicious finish. Succulent and very clean. A blend of sangiovese, syrah, merlot and cabernet franc.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "La Magia Brunello di Montalcino 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/la-magia-brunello-di-montalcino-2016/714561", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$60", "notes": "Power and structure are balanced with superb elegance in Brunello di Montalcino La M\u00e0gia, a remarkable wine that is aged for three years mainly in 500 litre French oak tonneaux. The color is ruby red tending towards garnet, with typical red berry fruit opening out on the nose and in the mouth, mineral overtones, delicate spices, supported by generous acidity, restrained tannin and a long finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Black cherry, walnut, bark and wet earth on the nose. Some mushroom, too. Full-bodied with firm, velvety tannins that are energetic and polished at the same time. Plenty of character at the finish, if a little subdued. Very persistent.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Winemaker and owner Fabian Schwartz favours 500L French oak tonneau for ageing, with the percentage of new wood increasing up through his range of Brunello. Here, a moderate 30% is cleverly integrated and barely perceptible. Pristine and pretty, La M\u00e0gia\u2019s estate Brunello doesn\u2019t give up everything all at once: it progresses from floral notes to sunbaked earth and irony intricacies. Almost midweight yet with lovely depth of fruit, the palate displays an exotic citrussy element, framed by very fine powdery tannins.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Expressive aromatics of lavender, fresh black raspberry, and sweet Mediterranean herbs are found in the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino. The palate is ripe and inviting, with black cherry, cola, and baked earth. It is open and generous, with a round structure and soft, supple tannin's. Approachable now or enjoy over the next ten years.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Made from organically farmed Sangiovese grapes, this opens with aromas of scorched earth, new leather, mocha and ripe dark-skinned fruit. The bracing, firmly structured palate offers prune, roasted coffee bean and licorice alongside assertive tannin's that grip the finish. Drink after 2024.\u00a0", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Conundrum Red Blend 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/conundrum-red-blend-2019/738527", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$25", "notes": "Sourced from premier California winegrowing regions, Conundrum Red features dark red varietals including Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is serious yet lighthearted, complex and approachable. With lavish flavors of cherries and baking chocolate, this wine has granular tannins that provide a smooth and grippy character. Be daring and drink slightly chilled to enhance the fruit profile and enjoy any time of year.Conundrum Red was created as a \u201csibling wine\u201d to Conundrum White, which got its start in 1989. The late Charlie Wagner Sr., who founded Caymus Vineyards with his wife Lorna and son Chuck, would mix wines at the dinner table to find the perfect pairing for his meal. Blending wines was unheard of back then, but Conundrum White quickly took off, its inventiveness a perfect match for the diverse foods emerging at the time. Fast-forward to 2011. Namesake Charlie Wagner followed in his grandfather\u2019s footsteps with the first release of Conundrum Red \u2013 embracing the chance to explore premier vineyards throughout California and produce a wine with \u201cno rules.\u201d He maintains that philosophy today, crediting wine drinkers with an open-mindedness that has propelled Conundrum Red to ever greater popularity. \u201cThe future,\u201d Charlie says, \u201cfeels wide open.\u201d*This wine was released with two different labels. Customers may receive either label featured above. Specific labels cannot be requested.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/antinori-villa-antinori-chianti-classico-riserva-2017/723748", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$35", "notes": "Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva is ruby red in color. On the nose, this red wine offers intense notes of red fruit that then merge with delicate aromas of spice: its bouquet is completed by aromatic herbs and dried flowers. Its palate is mouth-filling, with excellent freshness and soft, velvety tannins.Blend: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A very finely crafted red with berry, walnut and light coffee-bean character. It\u2019s medium-bodied and tight with intense tannins and a flavorful finish. Very racy and intense.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Aromas of ripe dark-skinned fruit, warm spice and blue flower mingle with a balsamic whiff of menthol. The firm, medium-bodied palate offers dried black cherry, licorice and a hint of espresso alongside taut, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2021\u20132027.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Made with fruit that is sourced from various points in the appellation, the hot-vintage Marchesi Antinori 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori is Sangiovese with a tiny part of Merlot blended in to round off and soften the wine. The fruit is rich and concentrated with ripe plum, summer cherry and blackberry. Spice, leather and mild tobacco play supporting roles. The quality of those aromas is bold and dark, and the wine ultimately delivers more in terms of power and intensity than it does fine nuance. That's what makes this wine so well suited to breaded veal or grilled sausage.", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This fresh red is well-balanced and juicy, laced with cherry, raspberry, mint and earth flavors, while firm, dusty tannins line the finish. Drink now through 2030. 6,000 cases imported.", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "Expressive floral and spice notes give the 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori its effusive personality. In the glass, the 2017 is mid-weight and gracious, with lovely translucence and silky tannins that wrap it all together. This is a decidedly understated style.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Bodegas Valderiz Ribera del Duero 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bodegas-valderiz-ribera-del-duero-2018/724963", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Ribera del Duero, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$40", "notes": "Very dark, black currant color with rich and robust blue fruit on the nose. Full bodied with plums, vanilla and spice on the palate. Low acidity with nice balance and full ripe tannins on the finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This velvety red offers generous layers of cherry reduction, espresso, clove and loamy earth notes that are flanked with licorice, graphite and floral hints. Shows freshness and concentration. Drink now through 2039.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Very clean and transparent Duero red with dark-berry, floral and dry-soil aromas that follow through to a medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Nice energy. 95% tinto fino and 5% albillo. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Castera 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-castera-2015/507814", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Medoc, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13", "price": "$29", "notes": "Bouquet of blackberry, rose petals & a touch of juniper. Palate is med-bodied with red fruit on the entry: redcurrant, raspberry and a touch of balsamic. Palate builds to a structured, dense finish with good length.\nBlend: 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "Coffee, tobacco and oak on the nose. Juicy and balanced on the palate with pronounced blackcurrant and smoke spice. Good expression of black fruit on the finish.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: What is the state of M\u00e9doc Cru Bourgeois? On the surface, the wines are often excellent values and more affordable than the classifieds 1 through 5. In the case of the 2015 Ch\u00e2teau Castera, the category looks both competitive and worth the search. TASTING NOTES: This wine is immensely fruity and upfront. Its aromas and flavors of ripe fruit, accents of earth, and just a hint of tannins make it smooth, approachable, and ready for a juicy ribeye. (Tasted: July 27, 2018, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Faizeau Montagne-St.-Emilion 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-faizeau-montagne-st-emilion-2018/665072", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$22", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A lush, rich 2018 with lots of blackberry, black-cherry and toasted-oak character. Lots of chocolate, too. It\u2019s full-bodied with loads of fruit and a flavorful finish. Drink in 2022 and onwards.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Graphite, blackberries, chocolate, and dried earth and minerality all emerge from the 2018 Ch\u00e2teau Faizeau, a ripe, plump, fleshy effort that has tons of fruit and charm. With no hard edges, beautiful fruit, and a good finish, I don't think it's going to make old bones, but it's packs some fruit and texture. Drink it over the coming 8-10 years or so.\r\n\r\nBarrel Sample: 89-91", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Clos de los Siete Red Blend 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/clos-de-los-siete-red-blend-2018/757913", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$21", "notes": "#53 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2021\nClos de los Siete 2018 has a beautiful deep red color with glints of ruby. The nose is characterized by intense, complex aromatic expression with scents of dark fruit, blackberries and blueberries, and floral notes accompanied by delicate hints of spice. The palate is generous, silky and full-bodied. The blend presents a remarkable balance between well-rounded tannins, intense fruit, and good concentration. This wine has a characteristic freshness and beautiful length on the palate. Seductive, elegant and complex, it has great potential to improve with ageBlend: 55% Malbec, 19% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot , 2% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Ripe plum, black cherry, lavender and cocoa on the nose. It\u2019s medium-to full-bodied with firm, creamy tannins. Polished and rounded with a plush, deep core of dark fruit. Lingering crushed-hazelnut notes on a long, concentrated finish. Drink or hold.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Clos de los Siete almost never fails, and this version from a ripe and easy vintage is just that: ripe and easy. Inky blackberry and black cur-rant aromas show a waft of campfire creosote, while this feels big and round, with plenty of mouth-blackening fruit. Oak-aided blackberry, cassis and chocolate flavors come with a hint of herbs, while the finish is smooth and mild. Drink through 2023. Editors\u2019 Choice", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "I think the 2018 Clos de Los Siete is the finest vintage of this blend that I've tasted so far. In this cooler year, it's a blend of 55% Malbec, 19% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% each Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. It has good ripeness (14.5%), juicy but fresh and balanced, tasty, with full flavors and fine tannins. Seventy percent of the wine matured in 225-liter French barriques for 11 months. Instant gratification at a great price. 988,000 bottles produced.Rating: 91(+)", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Dense and powerful, with plenty of loamy notes to the dark cherry and roasted plum flavors that show creamy accents. Ends with dark chocolate on the finish. Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2024.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "DAOU Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/daou-vineyards-cabernet-sauvignon-2020/783849", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$30", "notes": "A rich and compelling nose of blackberry, cassis, smoky leather and dried herbs is enhanced with layers of plum and cherry, cocoa and sandalwood. Notes of pencil lead and crushed rock mingle with subtle nuances of sage and menthol. Bold and full bodied, this wine is structured firmly around a solid core of boysenberry and cherry fruit. Supple, ripe tannins provide ample backbone for the layers of boysenberry, black cherry, licorice and dried herb flavors. Fleshy and weighty on the palate while retaining balance and finesse, it finishes long and clean with lingering notes of plum and blackberry.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Not yet bottled, the 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon sports a deep purple hue to go with some classic Cabernet notes of cassis and blueberry fruits as well as chocolate, spicy oak, and lead pencil aromas and flavors. It's rich, medium to full-bodied, and textured. Range 90-92", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Alamos Malbec 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/alamos-malbec-2020/769955", "varietal": "Malbec", "location": "Mendoza, Argentina", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$13", "notes": "Alamos Malbec offers layers of dark cherry and blackberry and a velvety mouthfeel. Aromas of violet intertwine with spice and vanilla, while balanced tannins create a velvety mouthfeel and expansive finish. This Malbec delivers a complex fine red wine that pairs beautifully with a wide range of cuisine and goes beyond the expected.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Fresh-plum, blackberry and black-tea aromas. It\u2019s medium-bodied with firm, powdery tannins and a flavorful, creamy finish.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Maybe it was me, but I find the 2020 Malbec to be really excellent, with ripe Malbec fruit, notes of violets and berries and a spicy twist. The palate is round and juicy, nicely textured, with plush tannins and a long finish. Delicious, and a bargain at that price. Rating: 90+", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "L'Aventure Estate Cuvee 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/laventure-estate-cuvee-2019/953995", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "Willow Creek District, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.2", "price": "$129", "notes": "Blend: 50% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Pure perfection from Paso Robles, the 2019 Estate Cuvee checks in as 50% Syrah, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Petit Verdot that was raised in 81% new French oak. Incredible cassis and black berry fruits as well as violets, chocolate, graphite, and who knows what else emerges from the glass, and it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a concentrated yet weightless mouthfeel, building tannins, and a great finish. It\u2019s more seamless and approachable than the more backward, structured 2018 and will have two decades of prime drinking.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "The pure currant and blackberry aromas are so bright and vivid. Very aromatic. Lots of pure fruit. It\u2019s full-bodied with tension and focus, because the tannins are fine-grained and give form and energy to the wine. They are very long already. I think three or four years will really bring this red into its own. Blend of syrah, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. Try after 2024, but hard to not drink now.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Estate Cuv\u00e9e, a blend of 50% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot, has a deep ruby-purple color and fragrant aromas of cassis, licorice, dried roses, leather and youthful new oak spice. The full-bodied palate is silky and uplifted, with fine, savory accents and a very long, mineral-driven finish. It deserves another 3-5 years in bottle and will be long lived in the cellar.Rating: 96(+)", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Parducci Small Lot Pinot Noir 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/parducci-small-lot-pinot-noir-2020/804044", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$18", "notes": "Pomegranate, red plum and leather lead to bright fruit flavors of red cherry and rhubarb with hints of toasty oak and cranberry. A medium bodied, easy drinking wine with a long fruity finish.\u00a0Blend: 90% Pinot Noir, 5% Syrah, 4% Merlot, 1% GrenacheVegan-Friendly. Produced in a \"California Certified Sustainable Winery\" (CCSW).", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This well-structured and moderately tannic wine boasts generous black fruits, beef jus and toasted oak flavors that mingle beautifully on the palate. Its savory, woodsy notes make it complex and appealing. Editors' Choice", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/antinori-pian-delle-vigne-brunello-di-montalcino-2016/841746", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$85", "notes": "Pian delle Vigne is an intense ruby red color. On the nose, complex aromas of ripe red fruit blend with light floral notes. Its bouquet is completed by hints of chocolate, tobacco, cloves and balsamic herbs. This vintage expresses great elegance, giving the wine excellent freshness with soft tannins and a lengthy finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This has an expressive nose offering aromas of ripe red berry, violet, star anise and coffee bean. Elegantly structured, the linear palate features mature black cherry, blood orange, ground clove and espresso alongside taut, fine-grained tannins that leave a firm finish. Give it several years to fully develop. Drink 2026\u20132036.\u00a0Cellar Selection", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A mix of cherry and berry fruit and wild herbs mark this red, whose texture starts out smooth before tannins turn aggressive on the finish. There is a lingering aftertaste of cherry, iron, earth and tobacco. Best from 2024 through 2042.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "This is a wine to watch, thanks to some exciting new changes to come. The Antinori family purchased new vineyards located at the highest point in the appellation at the romantically named Passo del Lume Spento (Pass of the Extinguished Lantern) where higher altitudes make for cooler growing conditions. This new acquisition complements the estate's current holdings in Pian delle Vigne (translated as the \"flatlands of vines\") located at much warmer lower elevations with heavier reddish soils. That means future vintages (wines to come after the 2018 Brunello that is already in bottle as I write this) may see a blend of fruit from the two sites, giving the winemaking team much more latitude to blend from both cool and warm parcels. Or the Passo del Lume Spento fruit could end up in its own single-vineyard bottling. It will be interesting to see how the estate uses its new fruit and its new winery.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Cherry, plum and cedar aromas follow through to a medium to full body with integrated, polished tannins that are fine and pretty. Not the biggest Brunello from this vintage, but shows interest and focus. Try after 2023.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Bogle Old Vines Zinfandel 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bogle-old-vines-zinfandel-2019/712458", "varietal": "Zinfandel", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$9", "notes": "For years, Bogle winemakers have sought out vines ranging in age from 60 to 80 years old for our Old Vine Zinfandel. These gnarly head-trained and dry farmed pioneers produce low yields of small, concentrated clusters of fruit, producing incredibly intense and flavorful wines. Notes of raspberries, peppercorns, juniper, dried herbs and vanilla.Pair with grilled sausages, tandoori chicken and Gorgonzola cheese.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Mint and cedar aromas give way to lively berry flavors and a good structure of moderate tannins and a full body. The wine is complex, interesting and also rich in fruit. Best Buy.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "The Prisoner Wine Company Saldo Zinfandel", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/the-prisoner-wine-company-saldo-zinfandel/717098", "varietal": "Zinfandel", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$34", "notes": "Dark ruby color with bold aromas of black licorice, black pepper, cherry, and baking spice. The entry is rich, full, and scintillating. The palate is mouthwatering and smooth with a hint of chocolate. The finish is voluptuous with soft, velvety tannins.Blend: 85% Zinfandel; 15% Blend of Petite Sirah and Syrah", "reviews": []}
{"name": "K Vintners Royal City Syrah 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/k-vintners-royal-city-syrah-2016/548725", "varietal": "Syrah/Shiraz", "location": "Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$140", "notes": "Focused, complex and individual. Unlike any other. From aromas of sea breeze, iodine and oyster shell leading to an elegance that embodies fine perfume, fennel pop, sweet tobacco, dried porcini, pink peppercorns and many more descriptors.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The flagship release, the 2016 Syrah Royal City is all from the Stoneridge Vineyard on the Royal Slope (not far from the Frenchman Hills). It was not destemmed and spent 27 months in 60% new French oak. Offering a sensational bouquet of blackcurrants, baking chocolate, beef blood, toasted spice, and loamy earth, it builds slowly, with full-bodied richness, silky tannins, beautiful power and elegance, and a great, great finish, it's another magical wine from this team.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Another mind bender and intense with leafy, red-bean, green coffee-bean and dried-strawberry character. Great palate. Medium to full body. A night-long bottle.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Lighter in style than previous vintages, the 2016 Syrah Royal City begins with a core of dark fruit with a sturdy oak backbone that gives way to a rocky essence and mineral expression with soft, elegant baking spice notes. Full-bodied, the wine shows a delightful array of spice expressions before exposing complexity with a firm and juicy structure. Flavors of blackberry reduction, compounded by the mineral tension on the long, evolving finish, the wine will last for a couple of decades. It\u2019s a solid wine that has me pleased.", "rating": "97"}]}
{"name": "Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/domaine-du-vieux-telegraphe-chateauneuf-du-pape-la-crau-2019/858947", "varietal": "Rhone Red Blends", "location": "Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$109", "notes": "This classic opens with a voluptuous aroma that gives and gives\u2014it is striking because of its charm and floral notes. How many Ch\u00e2teauneufs can boast of those two traits?", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "If anyone tells you that Ch\u00e2teauneuf is just a big red that\u2019s never elegant, then they need to taste this masterpiece of elegance. So many spicy and savory nuances on the very concentrated but almost perfectly proportioned palate. This is both joyful and serious at the very long, focused finish. Decades of aging potential! Drink or hold.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau is a hugely successful vintage, marked by scents of sun-warmed stones, garrigue, black cherries and black olives. Full-bodied, rich and velvety, it finishes with tremendous length and softly dusty tannins, which should help ensure a long, positive evolution.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "Saturated ruby. Deep-pitched red/blue fruit liqueur aromas pick up suggestions of licorice, pipe tobacco and pungent flowers and herbs with air. In a lush, weighty style, offering expansive black raspberry, cherry cola, singed plum and fruitcake flavors sharpened by a jolt of spiciness on the back half. For all this wine's richness, it's energetic as well, showing solid, spice- and floral-driven persistence on the finish, which is framed by velvety, even tannins. ", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2019 Ch\u00e2teauneuf Du Pape is ruby/purple-hued and has the classic translucent color of the domaine. It's more precise and focused than the T\u00e9l\u00e9gramme and will need more time, but it offers a complex, gorgeous bouquet of red and black fruits, crushed stone, wild fennel, and ground pepper. Pure, medium to full-bodied, and elegant, do your best to hide bottles for 5-7 years and it's going to keep for two decades.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Silky and refined, with focused cherry puree, plum reduction and raspberry coulis notes racing through, infused subtly with rose petal, warm stone and lavender hints. Features nice perfume through the finish. Grenache, Mourv\u00e8dre, Syrah and Cinsault. Best from 2036.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/columbia-crest-h3-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/693802", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$14", "notes": "This bold Cabernet opens with flavors of black cherries and blackberries with a touch of currants and vanilla, complemented by earth and mineral notes. Deep berry flavors lead to a soft tannin cocoa finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Currants, blueberries, dried herbs, chocolate orange and cloves on the nose. It\u2019s full-bodied with firm, fine tannins. Juicy and flavorful. Drink now.", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Smooth in all facets, this blend of syrah, merlot and cabernet sauvignon has scents of warm raspber- ries and strawberries, with a mentholated tobacco\u2013like spice. It\u2019s sapid and persistent, the dark-cherry flavors delivering a mineral tang. For barbecue.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Greysac 2014", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-greysac-2014/433955", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Medoc, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$25", "notes": "Deep ruby garnet with red berry flavors combined with notes of spice and bell pepper in the background. Pairs with all meats, poultry, wild mushrooms and strong cheeses.The vineyard sits on 150 acres of a clay and limestone matrix with vines averaging 20 years old. Pre-fermentation maceration lasts two days and cuvaison for 4\u20135 weeks after alcoholic fermentation in thermo regulated stainless steel and cement tanks. Malolactic fermentation is in oak. 12 months oak ageing with lees stirring for three months.Blend: 65% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "With 135 acres under vine, this is a large estate. The high percentage of Merlot in the blend gives this rich wine its ripe blackberry smoky fruits. It is juicy and really fruity with just enough tannin to give the wine shape. Drink this wine from 2020.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Maybe this isn\u2019t the most powerful of the unclassified 2014 Medoc wines, but it has excellent balance and the classic cassis and herbal aromas you expect from this appellation. Drink now.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Haras de Pirque Hussonet Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/haras-de-pirque-hussonet-gran-reserva-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/741484", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Maipo Valley, Chile", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$14", "notes": "The 2018 Hussonet shows an intense red color with violet highlights. The nose of this red wine offers notes of mint and chocolate with typical spicy aromas of laurel which distinguish the territory where the grapes are grown. The palate is both concentrated and smooth, with silky and persistent tannins.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of fresh blackcurrants and a peppery edge here, making for a striking combination with plenty of fragrance. The palate has a very juicy, supple and fleshy feel with long, fresh, red-berry and cherry flavors.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Voluptuously spiced, featuring concentrated plum tart, cherry pastry and raspberry flavors that are well-knit. Creamy midpalate, with chocolate notes and minty hints on the finish. Drink now through 2024.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Wiry berry aromas include herbal notes and a hint of animal on what amounts to a fresh, welcoming nose. A tight and direct palate is well balanced, while this everyday Cabernet arrives at excellence via ripe blackberry and cassis flavors that are lightly oaked and warm on the finish. Best Buy", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 Haras de Pirque Hussonet Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon drinks smoothly and pleasantly. TASTING NOTES: This wine sails on the palate with flavors of black fruit and oak. Toss a ribeye on the grill and enjoy them together. (Tasted: September 7, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Zuccardi Q Malbec 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/zuccardi-q-malbec-2019/675909", "varietal": "Malbec", "location": "Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$19", "notes": "An exceptional harvest. Conditions were very fresh and dry. Cooler weather allowed for great natural acidity. This is very balanced with good structure. It has aromas of wild herbs, wild purple flowers and bright red and black fruit. On the palate the freshness persists with notes of red fruit, blueberries, cassis and spices like black pepper.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Lots of tar to the blackberry and dark-fruit aromas here. Wet earth, too. It\u2019s full-bodied and layered with juicy, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Rich and intense. Structured and powerful. Needs two or three years to soften. Best after 2023.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Q Malbec is a step up after coming from the Serie A Malbec. This is more specific about the origin, which is Valle de Uco, but they select grapes from Paraje Altamira and Los Chacayes for this bottling, where the soils start to deliver some chalky minerality in the wines. There is contained ripeness and fully developed flavors and aromas. It's medium to full-bodied with fine, chalky tannins. It matured in concrete and 30% in 500-liter oak barrels.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This rich red offers a deep well of cherry, dark plum and wild herb flavors that are matched to crisp acidity. Lots of flinty accents midpalate lead to a finish that lingers with cedar and slate. Drink now through 2024.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Sebasti\u00e1n Zuccardi reaches into the higher altitudes of the Uco Valley\u2014to Vista Flores and La Consulta\u2014to create this bright, cheerful wine. It\u2019s floral and red-fruited, with notes of rose, berries and cream preserved by the vineyards\u2019 cool climate and his light hand in the cellar. Silky in texture, it\u2019s a crowd-pleasing, refreshing malbec.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Origines 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/domaine-grand-veneur-chateauneuf-du-pape-les-origines-2018/671218", "varietal": "Rhone Red Blends", "location": "Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$81", "notes": "Deep and brilliant, purple-red color. An exciting nose with aromas of black fruit (blackcurrant, cherry) spices and vanilla. This great aromatic complexity is found on the palate: the spices and ripe fruit appear with an elegant woodiness and harmonious tannins. The finish has good aromatic length and introduces a touch of licorice and pepper. A terrific Ch\u00e2teauneuf du Pape with great concentration and finesse.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape les Origines offers up scents of lavender and thyme on the nose, accenting red berries and cherries. This full-bodied effort reveals an intriguing tautness on the palate, with tart, redcurrant and pie-cherry notes juxtaposed against hints of dark chocolate. It seems to have tightened up a bit since I tasted it last year. The tannins are more prominent here than in many 2018s, suggesting that a couple of years in the cellar wouldn't hurt, as there's ample concentration and plenty of fruit-driven length on the finish. Rating: 94+", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Based on a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Mourv\u00e8dre, and the rest Syrah that sees a fair click of new oak, the 2018 Ch\u00e2teauneuf Du Pape Les Origines displays a slightly more modern style in its black raspberry and jammy blackberry fruits as well as notes of black licorice, toasted spices, vanilla bean, and peppery garrigue. Showing the vintage\u2019s more medium-bodied style on the palate, it has good mid-palate depth, terrific overall balance, and a classy finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. It\u2019s not going to be the longest-lived version of this cuv\u00e9e, but it will benefit from a year ot two of bottle age and keep nicely for over a decade.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/piancornello-brunello-di-montalcino-2016/714558", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$62", "notes": "Intense ruby red with a garnet hue. The nose opens to notes of red and black berries, spices and herbs. Round, full and roasted aromas envelope this Sangiovese from Montalcino. Structured and deep, offering leather, red and black cherries, and strong tannins. The palate is full-bodied and fruit driven with consistent and perfectly balanced tannins followed by balsamic notes and a long, harmonious finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A firm, linear red with cherry, plum and hints of chocolate, as well as bark. Some fruit-tea leaves as well. It\u2019s full-bodied and layered, chewy and intense. Fine tannins. ", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a fruit-focused and high-energy effort, lifting up with a spicy and slightly exotic display, showing sour cherry, wild strawberry, savory herbs and hints of animal musk. It\u2019s silky in texture with fleshy red berries further excited by juicy acids, giving way to salty minerals and pretty inner florals. Tannins saturate through the finish, yet this remains balanced throughout with a resonating note of black licorice. The 2016 Piancornello is very impressive. Well done!", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "The aromas recall dark-skinned fruit, underbrush and cooking spice. The concentrated palate offers dried black cherry, clove and licorice alongside dusty tannins. Drink 2023\u20132030.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Almaviva 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/almaviva-2019/786270", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$169", "notes": "Blend: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Carmen\u00e8re (from Peumo), 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "The aromas of iodine and blackcurrants with roses and lavender make the wine extremely perfumed. It\u2019s full-bodied with a tight, fine-tannined palate that shows linear flow through the center palate. It\u2019s vertical and integrated, adding depth and serious quality to the wine.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Almaviva is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Carmen\u00e8re (from Peumo), 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot, higher in Carmenere and reflecting a warmer and drier vintage when then bottled wine reached 15% alcohol. It fermented with destemmed grapes in stainless steel and matured in French oak barrels, 75% of them new, for 18 months. Here, the Carmenere adds herbal freshness and changes the aromatic profile when compared with the 2019 Epu. 2019 was a good year for Carmenere, which suffers in extremely warm years like 2017, but in moderately warm years like 2019, the variety displays that herbal character and has good density. It's full-bodied and round, with saturated tannins, tasty, spicy and long, with a dry, serious finish. It's balsamic, with notes of camphor and a silky and velvety texture. Rating: 95+", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Head High Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/head-high-sonoma-county-pinot-noir-2019/734448", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$25", "notes": "Head High Wines saw a long, cool growing season in 2019, allowing the fruit to have extended hang time, giving the wine a sense of equilibrium and balance. 2019 shines as the year of true-to-form Pinot Noir with an abundance of high-quality fruit to choose from to make the final blend which included fruit from 5 Sonoma County vineyards. The blend showcases the fog blanketed sites with the warmer vineyards situated inland on the valley floor producing a bone-dry wine made with minimal winemaker intervention. It expresses a pure, unadulterated Pinot Noir made true to the varietal expression.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Head High Pinot Noir shows an excellent and attractive presence on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine offers persistent aromas and flavors of savory spices, sandalwood, and black cherries. Pair it with grilled, mint-accented lamb chops. (Tasted: March 22, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "From a series of great sites, including Gap\u2019s Crown, this wine opens in earthy barnyard notes that meet strawberry and red licorice flavors. Well-textured and lush in style, it delivers a note of sweet oak that works well with the fruit.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Bouchard Pere & Fils Reserve Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bouchard-pere-and-fils-reserve-bourgogne-pinot-noir-2019/712067", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Burgundy, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$28", "notes": "Intense color. Very aromatic bouquet of small ripe red fruits (cherry, raspberry, currant). Beautiful flesh in mouth, a delicious marriage where tannins and fruits are pleasantly mixed.Pair with roasts, poultry, meat pies, and medium-flavored cheeses.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Smoky cherry, spice and fresh earth flavors mark this fruity, harmonious red. The silky texture, fine balance and nice length make this very enjoyable now. Drink now through 2024.", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Brimming with sour and black-cherry aromas, plus some candied orange and a hint of spicy oak. Medium-bodied with crisp acidity (typical for the vintage) and a surprising amount of tannin for this humble appellation. After a little aeration, this achieves pleasant harmony. Good depth and length. Drink now.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/louis-jadot-beaujolais-villages-2020/719036", "varietal": "Gamay", "location": "Beaujolais, Burgundy, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$15", "notes": "This crisp, fruit-forward, juicy wine has expressive aromas and flavors of ripe red berries, with nice weight in the mouth.Light red meats and grilled or roasted white meats.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Chateau Hyot 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-hyot-2016/782312", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$14", "notes": "Intense color, ruby reflections, shiny. Nose of black fruit, blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry with toasted notes. Authenticity of the terroir through the tannic structure and fruitiness of the wine. The nature of the sandy-gravelly soil acts as a flavor enhancer and is found in the minerality of this wine.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A very rich and ripe red for this appellation. Full-bodied, round and juicy with ripe and round tannins. Dark-berry, brick and stone undertones.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Hahn SLH Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/hahn-slh-pinot-noir-2019/749913", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$30", "notes": "Red ruby in the glass, this wine opens with aromas of red cherry, blackberry and hints of earthiness and toasty oak. The palate is rich, with refined tannins, balanced acidity and flavors of red fruit, cherry, raspberry and notes of vanilla and plum on a long complex finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This is a strong showing for a large production Pinot Noir. Mesquite-smoked cherry and light cola aromas on the nose cruise into a spicy palate of root beer and cinnamon that surrounds a cherry compote core. Editors\u2019 Choice", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Clos Apalta 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/clos-apalta-2018/782310", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$139", "notes": "Deep and inky purple red robe with dark blue edges. The nose is intense, spicy overlapping with layers of red and black fruit, and cedar notes. Elegant tannins open towards a mid-palate that combines finesse and concentration, round and fresh. Exceptionally long finish.Blend: 64% Carmen\u00e8re, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "So aromatic and fresh with dried flowers, sweet tobacco and hints of straw. Red fruit, cloves and green peppercorns. Medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins that are very fresh and refined. Fine, silky and beautiful. Hints of minerals and granite to the dark fruit. Such gorgeous length and beauty. 64% carmenere, 18% cabernet franc and 18% merlot. Extremely long and poised. Cooler wine. From biodynamically grown grapes. Delicious to drink already, but another three to four years will make it even better.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "In 2019 Andrea Le\u00f3n achieved superlative results at Clos Apalta with a blend of 64% Carmenere, Cabernet Franc and Merlot aged for 25 months in French barrels. This is a luxurious red with an aromatic profile of liquorice and black and redcurrant over layers of graphite, clove and cinnamon. In the mouth, the breadth and freshness are brought together by the silky texture which flows into an enjoyable finish with refined tannins.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "There is a lot of Carmenere character on the nose of the 2018 Clos Apalta, which was produced with 64% Carmenere, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot, a blend that is similar to the one used in 2016. The wine is not shy at all and hits the scale at 15% alcohol. It's showy, heady, hedonistic, aromatic, full-bodied and lush with abundant velvety tannins and a long and powerful finish where the notes of black peppercorns and tea and tobacco leaves dominate. This might not be a wine for everybody, but fans of the style will love it.", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Ferran 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-ferran-2018/520449", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$21", "notes": "This is a traditional premium Bordeaux blend based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes from the sub-region of Pessac-L\u00e9ognan in Graves. The wine is beautifully balanced and intense with fine-grained velvety tannins. The nose exhibits classic notes of tobacco, cassis, dark cherry, leather and tar, as well as a distinctive mineral and mushroom notes. Aged in French oak barriques for 12 months, with 30% new oak.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Dried blackcurrants, cloves, charred wood, dried leaves and tobacco on the nose. Hot stones, too. It\u2019s medium-to full-bodied with firm, creamy tannins. Savory and clay-like notes on the finish. Very typical for the appellation. Try from 2024.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Ferran needs a little swirling before it slowly unfurls, offering notes of stewed black plums, warm cassis and kirsch, plus wafts of unsmoked cigars, crushed rocks and rose oil. The medium to full-bodied palate is laden with muscular black fruits, framed by finely grained tannins and bags of freshness, finishing long and earthy.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/ancient-peaks-paso-robles-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/758683", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Santa Margarita Ranch, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.8", "price": "$25", "notes": "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon delivers vivid aromas of violet, boysenberry and black currant with trailing hints of tobacco. The texture is deep and seamless, cascading across the palate with dense flavors of blueberry, cherry and blackberry. Suggestions of black olive, vanilla, and mint elevate the experience, which concludes with a remarkable integration of smooth, sleek tannins.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Ancient Peaks Santa Margarita Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is an outstanding red wine value from California's Central Valley. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows up with pleasing aromas and flavors of sandalwood, ripe fruit, and oak. Serve it with slow-roasted short ribs. (Tasted: July 18, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Approachable fruit aromas of black currant, cranberry, baking spice and sandalwood show on the nose of this reliable bottling. The palate combines the light red and darker black fruits as well as anise and oregano to amplify the herb factor.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-ste-michelle-indian-wells-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/734926", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$19", "notes": "Since 1967, the dedicated winemakers at Chateau Ste. Michelle have crafted some of the most spectacular wines in the world - notably through the meticulous approach to Indian Wells. Specially selected and carefully aged, this premier Cabernet Sauvignon showcases a lush texture and concentrated flavors of blackberry and black cherry.Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah, 1% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Vanderpump Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/vanderpump-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/577817", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.2", "price": "$26", "notes": "Deep ruby color and rich hue. Complex with dark fruit flavors. Lush tannins with a long, elegant finish.Pairs well with steak, grilled meats and portobello mushrooms. Want to taste Vanderpump wine with Lisa Vanderpump?Open a bottle and enjoy a virtual tasting of the Vanderpump Ros\u00e9, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon along with creators Lisa Vanderpump, Pandora Vanderpump Sabo, and Wine.com\u2019s own Gwendolyn Osborn.Ready to taste with Lisa? Watch the tasting here.Don\u2019t have the wines yet? Click here to buy the tasting set.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2017 Vanderpump Wines Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is beautifully-packed and offers excellent length on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine comes to the table with aromas and flavors of black fruits, violets, and a hint of oak. Enjoy it with the first cut from a prime rib. (Tasted: February 15, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/double-canyon-horse-heaven-hills-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/721282", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.2", "price": "$25", "notes": "Characteristic of the appellation and the 2017 vintage, this Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of rich blackberry, pie crust and baking vanilla. The wine enters the palate with a silky raspberry profile accented by light notes of confectioners' sugar. Hints of peach and raspberry take you into the finish, lingering with the juicy acidity that is characteristic of Horse Heaven Hills.Blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Syrah", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is a very well crafted and refined cab blend with a medium to full body, round and creamy tannins and a delicious finish. Give this time to soften but already polished and delicious.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Aromas bring notes of scorched earth, sweet barrel spice, vanilla, graphite and dark cherry. Fruit and barrel play equal parts on the palate, both playing them well. The flavors are ripe, and the vintage's acidity ties it all together.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Au Contraire Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/au-contraire-sonoma-coast-pinot-noir-2017/578335", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.8", "price": "$30", "notes": "Brilliant ruby. Layers of cherry, raspberry and plum with a hint of violet are surrounded by subtle spice. An elegant and silky mouthfeel with fine-grained tannins and firm acidity showcasing the wine\u2019s ripe red fruit.The never-ending acidity in this wine make it a great pairing with duck and cherries, or pork dishes cooked with fruit. To pair with cheese, opt for lighter, delicate options like chevre.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Luscious creaminess accents the cherry tart, raspberry and Christmas pudding flavors. Very spicy midpalate, featuring a finish filled with chocolate mousse and pastry details. Drink now through 2023.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bogle-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/800636", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$11", "notes": "Opening with dense fruit notes of dried cherry and plum compote, this wine captivates the nose and palate. Hints of clove, nutmeg and burnt caramel are imparted through 14 months of aging in American Oak barrels.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This generously oaked wine shows cedar, mint and clove aromas followed by tasty blackcherry flavors coated in more oak spices like vanilla and cinnamon. The texture is both soothing and moderately tannic. Best Buy.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Marsau 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-marsau-2016/202216", "varietal": "Merlot", "location": "Cotes de Francs, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$24", "notes": "Deep, rich color. A nose of black fruit, menthol, evolving into mineral notes when aired (pencil lead, chalk). An elegant palate, voluptuous, supple, silky tannins.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "There\u2019s a very bright and ripe array of dark berries and plums with an earthy edge, as well as nuances of sweetly fragrant black truffle. The palate has a very supple and fluid core of ripe dark plums with a very sleek, polished and compressed bed of tannins. Great depth and drive here through the finish. Mouthwatering, pure merlot. Try from 2023.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Very solid, offering a core of steeped black currant and blackberry confiture notes liberally lined with anise edges and backed by a racy, chalky spine for balance. Approachable, but a few years of cellaring will work too.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This wine is richly spicy and refreshingly juicy. Fine tannins give the wine its structure while leaving the beautiful fruit right up front. This will be ready from 2025. Barrel Sample: 88\u201390 Points", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Hahn Founder's Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/hahn-founders-pinot-noir-2019/711234", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$15", "notes": "Aromas of red and dark cherry, dried raspberry, and rhubarb pie are joined by subtle touches of spice and toasty oak. The palate is full-bodied with silky tannins, soft round mouthfeel, excellent acid balance, and notes of earthiness on a long lingering finish.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/antinori-peppoli-chianti-classico-2018/693381", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$24", "notes": "P\u00e8ppoli 2018 is ruby red in color. On the nose, P\u00e8ppoli has intense notes of red fruit; cherries and strawberries that are well balanced with floral undertones of dog rose. Delicate hints of spices, aromatic herbs and notes of light toasting complete its bouquet. On the palate it\u2019s vibrant, fresh with supple tannins and a finish that brings back aromatic notes perceived on the nose.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A direct, real Chianti Classico with plum and sour-cherry character, as well as some tangy citrus. It\u2019s medium-bodied with lovely fruit and a fresh finish. Just a hint of firmness at the end. ", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Bright and savory, this opens with aromas of wild red berry, blue flower and a whiff of wet earth. The linear palate offers juicy morello cherry, star anise and a hint of white pepper alongside fresh acidity and smooth tannins.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Landreau 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-landreau-2016/654960", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Cotes de Bourg, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$22", "notes": "With a typical \"C\u00f4tes de Bourg\" bouquet, Ch\u00e2teau Landreau combines fruitiness, finesse, roundness and tannic structure. The typicality of Merlot gives it hints of slightly chocolatey black cherries. Over the years, it will become one of the great wines of C\u00f4tes de Bourg, a flagship of Bordeaux wines.Charismatic wine, it goes perfectly with game, red meats and goes well with cheeses of character. It also accompanies any type of spicy cuisine.Blend: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Made with firmly structured Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon, this solid wine conveys a sense of power and concentration. Richness is seen in full-bodied black fruits that are balanced by acidity. This is a wine with a good future; drink from 2021.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Golden West Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/golden-west-pinot-noir-2019/780317", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$20", "notes": "Complex layers of aroma and flavor. Black raspberry, forest floor, Allspice and velvet theater drapes from the nose. Wild mushroom, limestone, suede and earth engulfs the palate that is full, elegant and precise as a rare Swiss timepiece.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Very attractive aromas of sweet and sour fruit with cherries, strawberries and some orange peel. It\u2019s medium-bodied with fine, firm tannins and a delicious chocolate and coffee undertone to the fruit at the end. 40% whole cluster. Handmade pinot.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Coming from the talented team at K Vintners, the 2019 Pinot Noir comes from a mix of clones, spent a full 40 days on stems, and was aged 12 months in 15% new French oak. It reveals a medium ruby hue as well as perfumed cherry and raspberry fruits interwoven with notes of flowery incense, baking spices, and dried forest floor. Medium-bodied, nicely textured, and balanced, it has some firmer tannins (there's 30% stems), a layered, building mouthfeel, and terrific length. A terrific Pinot Noir, it will keep for 4-6 years, and I suspect it will be even better this time next year.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/frescobaldi-nipozzano-chianti-rufina-riserva-2018/847603", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Chianti, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$19", "notes": "Nipozzano 2018 has a marvelous balance of components. It has an intense ruby red color. Its bouquet has hints of red and black berries, such as black cherry, raspberry, blueberry and red and blackcurrants; these are followed by delicatecitrus notes that add a lovely freshness. Even the floral hints characterize the profile of this wine with aromas that bring to mind violets and rosehip. In conclusion, the delicate bouquet of spicy notes of black pepper and balsamic notes, further enhance the sensation of an elegant freshness. The acidic-alcohol component is perfectly balanced on the palate. The tannic texture is clearly present and is extremely elegant.", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "A crunchy R\u00f9fina mainly from 1970s Sangiovese vines with dashes of both local heritage and international varieties, too. Fermentation in stainless steel precedes 24 months in concrete and large, second-fill oak vats. Its bright scarlet hues mirror equally bright and deliciously savoury fruit. The compact palate provides coherent interplay between fruit and tannin with no sense of overripeness or oaky angularity. It's mouthwatering now, but resist so its texture evens out fully.", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/la-braccesca-vino-nobile-di-montepulciano-2017/746318", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$24", "notes": "An intense ruby red in color, the wine offers fruity aromas with violet and vanilla notes. On the palate, the wine is ripe, supple and balanced with tannins supported by a vein of acidity that brings out flavors of blackberry and cherry. The wine is persistent and mineral on the finish and aftertaste.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A 2017 Vino Nobile that shows tension and focus with blackberry, blueberry and hazelnut undertones. It\u2019s full-bodied with lovely, fine and chewy tannins and a delicious finish. Drink now or hold.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2017 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano offers an easy and classic rendition from a warm vintage. The bouquet shows wild berry aromas with rose, tilled earth and some toasted almond. This Vino Nobile spreads evenly over the palate with mid-weight intensity, good freshness and plenty of fruit purity to power a long and silky finish.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Aromas of red berry, blue flower and spice lead the nose. Savory and linear, the taut palate offers ripe plum, blackberry and star anise before finishing on a note of grilled sage. Drink through 2025.", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A rich version, this red displays cherry, black currant, iron and tobacco notes, with a hint of wild herb flavor. This is balanced, with a smoky cast to the lingering aftertaste. Fine length. Sangiovese and Merlot. Drink now through 2028.", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "This wine\u2019s flavors of ripe black cherry tinged with notes of orange peel and menthol offer immediate appeal, the flavors underlined by firm, ferrous tannins that give it a sturdy framework.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Solena Estate Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/solena-estate-grand-cuvee-pinot-noir-2019/671586", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Willamette Valley, Oregon", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.3", "price": "$33", "notes": "The 2019 Grande Cuv\u00e9e Pinot noir is sourced from a collection of family-owned vineyards across the Willamette Valley. The wine begins with flowing aromas of baked cherries, fresh herbs and dried cedar. On the palete, this wine is full of fruit and spice driven flavors. Front and center you are greeted by a generous helping of warm noes of raspberry, cranberry and rose petals.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Showing style and personality, this Pinot is expressive with raspberry, savory forest floor and dusky spice flavors that take on structure toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2029.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "Brilliant ruby. Cherry and raspberry scents show very good clarity and pick up spice and floral accents with air. Juicy and focused in the mouth, offering subtly sweet red fruit and spice cake flavors and a hint of succulent herbs. Nicely concentrated but lively as well, finishing long and smooth, with even tannins making a late appearance. 12% new French oak. Best After 2022", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "McManis Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/mcmanis-family-vineyards-cabernet-sauvignon-2020/792439", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$13", "notes": "The McManis Family Vineyards Cabernet is dark garnet in color with juicy flavors of blueberry, blackberry, and black cherry. Most of the fruit for the Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Lodi AVA, with the remainder coming from sustainable vineyards within the Valley. They generally harvest the Cabernet in late September. After 7-9 days of fermentation on the skins, the resulting wine is pressed and finishes fermentation in stainless steel tanks.\u00a0The wine is then aged on new and used French and American oak for 4-6 months.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Erath Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/erath-pinot-noir-2019/697692", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Oregon", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13", "price": "$19", "notes": "Mouthwatering aromas of summery red cherry, currant and red plum, are seasoned with fragrant rose petal, lavender and anise. Characteristic flavors of pomegranate, cranberry, and pie cherry coat the palate with a pleasing weightiness. Tannin and acid are balanced for a smooth and lengthy finish.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Chateau le Doyenne 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-le-doyenne-2016/217844", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$17", "notes": "Ch\u00e2teau Le Doyenn\u00e9 is an elegant wine with deep, ruby red colour, aromas of dark fruit and supple, well-balanced tannins.Blend: 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2016 La Doyenne, a Premi\u00e8re C\u00f4tes de Bordeaux, has an understated but pure bouquet with red cherries, boysenberry jam and violet aromas that unfurl nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, fine structure, subtle but slightly tarry fruit and a gently but insistent grip on the finish. This is a fantastic wine that I look forward to re-tasting in bottle. Rating: 90-92", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This crowd-pleaser is a ripe and rather fleshy wine for the appellation with plenty of blueberry character and soft tannins. Drink now.", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Ripe, smoky and with attractive fruits sustained by dark tannins, this wine comes from parcels that slope towards the river. Its concentration, rich black fruits and hints of dark chocolate and licorice all show potential. Best after 2021.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Esprit de Pavie 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/esprit-de-pavie-2015/627959", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$21", "notes": "This wine, an assemblage from young vines, displays a very attractive purple color that is deep, clear and characteristically youthful in appearance. Notes of fresh blackberry define an aromatic profile which is clean, fresh and lively, supporting a fine, delicate oak character that subtly respects the wine's fruit. In the mouth a firm, gripping texture shows off well-incorporated, finely-grained tannins to impart an attractive balance. This wine is fresh, with a long and delicious finish. With time to breathe, its crisp, black-fruit identity and aged character shows this to be a well-crafted wine. The vintage is one which offers immediate pleasure. Drink now, but there's no danger in letting it rest in the cellar for another 2 to 5 years.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A juicy and rich red with blackberry and black-truffle aromas and flavors. Layered and beautifully toned. Full-bodied, round and juicy. Beautiful wine. Really well done. Drink or hold.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "This vintage is a blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and was aged for 15 months in one-year-old barrels. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Esprit de Pavie (a blend of vines in C\u00f4tes do Castillon and young vines from Pavie and Monbousquet) opens with expressive red and black plums notes plus touches of baking spices, vanilla pod, dark chocolate and dried Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the bright fruit fills the mouth with plenty of spicy red and black fruits, supported by chewy tannins and finishing with a refreshing lift.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-ste-michelle-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/746260", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$15", "notes": "#1 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buy of 2021\nChateau Ste. Michelle crafts this Columbia Valley Cabernet to highlight concentrated Washington red fruit in an accessible style. This is an inviting Cab with plenty of complexity and structure with silky tannins. It's also very versatile with food.Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 2% Merlot, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Grenache, 1% Cabernet Franc.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "The aromas are unmistakably Cabernet, bringing full-on notes of black currant along with dried herb and a kiss of spice. The flavors are ripe, luxurious and remarkably fruit forward, with the oak pleasantly dialed back. It shows plenty of richness in the middle.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "A lot of wine for the price, this leads with scents of turf and cedar, as well as a dusty earth component that had all of us tasters seeing red\u2026earth. the flavors are very firm, somewhat tannic, nothing a decanter can\u2019t sort out, or sic it on a steak. Best Buy", "rating": "89"}]}
{"name": "Columbia Crest Grand Estates Syrah 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/columbia-crest-grand-estates-syrah-2017/512956", "varietal": "Syrah/Shiraz", "location": "Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$10", "notes": "Elegant smoky tones lead to notes of currant, dried herbs and hints of pepper. The supple texture is complemented by flavors of cedar and dark fruits.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-ste-michelle-cold-creek-vineyard-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/775120", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.8", "price": "$39", "notes": "Planted in the 1970s, Cold Creek is one of Washington\u2019s oldest and most acclaimed vineyards. Sun-drenched growing conditions with low rainfall result in small berries with full-bodied flavors. This Cabernet has broad-shouldered structure, concentrated fruit character and deep color. Drinkable now or lay down to age.Pair this wine alongside hearty pastas or rack of lamb with cracked pepper and rosemary.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A fragrant nose of pine, blackcurrant, blackberry and overturned earth. Full-bodied with soft tannins. Meaty on the palate. Rich, savory and concentrated. Sustainable. Drink or hold.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "This robust cabernet starts out oaky and plump, but within minutes a gorgeous, warm, juicy fruit scent emerges, warm blackberries and mocha, with a texture that\u2019s silky, powdery and firm all at once.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Elouan Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/elouan-pinot-noir-2019/915220", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Oregon", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.6", "price": "$22", "notes": "Dark magenta in color, this wine opens up with aromas of dark chocolate, dried plum, marionberry, and a hint of white pepper and clove. The palate is well-balanced and robust with notes of tart cherry, raspberry, wild bramble, and crushed violet. Remarkable depth and concentration complement rich tannins and lead into a smooth, medium finish.Pair with roasted pork loin with thyme and garlic, caramelized mushroom flatbread, or tuna tartare.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Elouan Oregon Pinot Noir is lively and bright with excellent acidity. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with aromas and flavors of dried leaves, red fruits, a hint of minerality. Serve it with grilled salmon fillets. (Tasted: November 6, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/14-hands-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/742482", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$12", "notes": "The 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, juicy red that features aromas of dark cherry, black currant, and coffee with subtle hints of spice. Refined tannins and a touch of oak complement the flavors for an enjoyable finish.Pair this wine along with Tomato-Basil Bruschetta, Eggplant Parmesan, Herb Crusted Prime Rib, Grilled Beef Steak, or a hearty Venison Stew.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Chateau des Mille Anges 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-des-mille-anges-2016/654033", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$19", "notes": "Brilliant deep purple in color. On the nose this wine reveals red fruit aromas with notes of mocha and cashews. Round, full and well balanced on the palate with silky tannins and spicy notes. The finish is long, well balanced with fruity flavors, spicy and light oak.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "There\u2019s a pretty fruit tension to this wine with hints of tannins and acidity. Shows freshness and depth.\r\nBarrel Sample: 90-91", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Fresh blackberry fruit lifted by a charming leafy edge, then dark cherries coming forward on an admirably long palate.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-ste-michelle-columbia-valley-syrah-2017/612955", "varietal": "Syrah/Shiraz", "location": "Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$16", "notes": "The Columbia Valley Syrah is a soft, jammy Syrah made in an approachable andfruit forward style. This is an enjoyable, easy-to-drink red.Pairs well with beef, grilled salmon, strongly flavored cheeses Herbs: basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme.Blend: 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "Brightly currant-fruited with plenty of generosity. Developing aromas, sweetness and warmth, and an elegant finish.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Mon Frere Pinot Noir 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/mon-frere-pinot-noir-2018/609007", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.9", "price": "$16", "notes": "Vibrant purple-garnet. Enticing aromas of cherry, raspberry, and plum, and a faint violet hint surrounded by subtle spice from integrated French oak barrel aging. Well-balanced palate with refreshing acidity and luscious tannins yielding a plush weight.\nEnjoy grilled and roasted meats such as lamb, pork, or chicken and dishes made with light sauces. A great match with medium-aged cheeses.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Bogle Merlot 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bogle-merlot-2019/797657", "varietal": "Merlot", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$12", "notes": "This garnet beauty shines with flavors of Bing cherries, sassafras, and hints of pipe tobacco. Twelve months aging in American Oak imparts subtle accents of vanilla and baking spices, culminating in a soft and silky wine perfect for any occasion.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Chateau de Monbadon 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-de-monbadon-2015/508068", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$20", "notes": "Dark ruby color, ripe red fruit aromas with soft and balanced tannins. Full and harmonious mouth, with a complex final length. This wine can age, showing silky notes over time.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Currants and spices on the nose. Full body, chewy and polished tannins, bright acidity and a flavorful finish. Chocolate and coffee undertones. Already delicious. Made from organically grown grapes. Drink now.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Paul Dolan Vineyards Organically Grown Zinfandel 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/paul-dolan-vineyards-organically-grown-zinfandel-2019/614064", "varietal": "Zinfandel", "location": "Mendocino, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$25", "notes": "This Mendocino County Zinfandel is a lively, concentrated wine tasting of bright red berry, black pepper, bing cherry and a hint of tobacco.Serve with chorizo shrimp tacos, stuffed mushrooms, or pork tenderloin.Always Certified Organically Grown. Vegan.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Paul Dolan Organic Grapes Mendocino County Zinfandel shows excellent richness and balance. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings pleasing berry aromas and flavors to the fore. Enjoy it with an old-fashioned barbecue in the backyard. (Tasted: February 15, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Pure, delicious fruit aromas and flavors practically light up this well-balanced, easy-drinking wine. It shows light tannins and a smooth texture that's nicely tangy, too. A lingering fresh berry character marks the close.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/robert-mondavi-to-kalon-vineyard-reserve-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/660602", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Oakville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$175", "notes": "As ever, this wine expresses the singular elegance and powerful character of To Kalon Vineyard. This Reserve is blended from the finest blocks within To Kalon. The wine coats the mouth with fine tannins and sings with lively acidity.Pair this wine with Ribeye with wild mushrooms and vegetable tarts.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Wonderful aromas of fresh herbs, such as sage and mint. Currants. Extremely aromatic. Full body. Fantastic tension and focus. Reminds me of the 1974. Really exceptional. Gorgeous. Cool and sleek. Try after 2023, but already fascinating to drink.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2017 Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is an outstanding Napa Valley effort. TASTING NOTES: This excellent wine shines with aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, violets, licorice, and a lovely note of oak. Enjoy it with a lightly-seasoned, grilled ribeye. (Tasted: August 24, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "With tiny amounts of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, this reserve-worthy wine is age-worthy and structured, with hugely concentrated red fruit and bursts of dried herb. Tight-grained tannins emphasize its power as underlying acidity builds on the palate to provide a hint of brightness. Enjoy best from 2027\u20132030.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "While the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve checks in behind the 2016, it\u2019s a terrific effort as well as a beautiful wine. Based on 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, and a splash of Cabernet Franc, all from the estate\u2019s holdings in the To Kolan Vineyard, it reveals a deep purple hue as well as medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of cr\u00e8me de cassis, lead pencil shavings, violets, and Asian spice. It shows the more focused, linear style of the vintage with its ripe, polished tannins, outstanding balance, and a great finish. Give bottles 3-4 years and enjoy over the following two decades or so.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Very solid, with a direct beam of steeped black currant and plum fruit, carried by hints of loam and black licorice. A loamy note mingles with the fruit through the broad finish, while light herb and singed alder hints check in. Best from 2021 through 2031.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Pitray 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-pitray-2016/615291", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$16", "notes": "Dark purplish crimson. Light aromas, yet a very solid palate. Thick, marked tannins and no shortage of acidity but a slight shortage of fruit in the middle. Very edgy.Blend: 75% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of glossy, spicy oak and plush, ripe dark plums with hazelnut and tarry nuances, too. The flavorful palate delivers in assertive and bold style with a juicy and intense surge of fruit, holding long into the finish. ", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "A concentrated wine from the Pitray family, who fought in the American Revolution, this has bold tannins and the potential for rich fruit. A powerful wine, it shows plenty of spice as well as ripe black-currant flavors and acidity.Editor's Choice", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/intrinsic-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/752796", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$21", "notes": "This vintage of Intrinsic has an herbal and floral nose, complemented by aromas of black cherry. The flavors are layered with tones of dried cherries, pomegranate and cocoa. The texture is rustic, yet silky, with a unique savory and long finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of blackcurrants, red licorice, sage and pine. Full-bodied with fine tannins. Linear on the palate, with pleasant notes of nori and pepper. Well balanced with good intensity.\u00a0", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Light aromas of spice and cedar lead to almost creamy feeling blueberry and plum flavors. It brings an appealing texture, although not immediately identifiable as Cabernet.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Intrinsic Red Blend 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/intrinsic-red-blend-2018/693066", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$21", "notes": "This wine opens with refined notes of raspberry, white tea leaves, a hint of fresh mint and lavender. The flavors are layered with milk chocolate fig reduction, dark plum and licorice root, and the texture is angular, yet sophisticated, with chocolate ganache details in the finish.Blend: 51% Malbec, 49% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This wine is almost equal parts Cabernet Franc (51%) and Malbec. The aromas suggest notes of cedar, coffee, citrus and cherry. Tangerine peel and plum flavors follow, bringing pleasing purity and plushness. The tannin's give a light squeeze. It\u2019s a lot of wine for the money. Give it a short decant and pair it with grilled lamb shank. Editors\u2019 Choice.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "K Vintners The Hidden Syrah 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/k-vintners-the-hidden-syrah-2018/781759", "varietal": "Syrah/Shiraz", "location": "Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$70", "notes": "It is not a secret the magnitude this wine can reach. In this vintage, femininity reigns supreme. Perfume, flowers, cassis. All anchored to sense of place with stone, ancient soil and chanterelles that make this wine a wine of the earth.\nBlend: 100% Syrah", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Kirsch, ripe black cherries, roasted herbs, violets, and orange blossom notes all emerge from the 2018 The Hidden Syrah Northridge Vineyard, which is all Syrah brought up in neutral oak. Rich, full-bodied, and beautifully polished, it packs loads of fruit yet stays light on its feet, with no sensation of heaviness. As with all of these Syrahs from Smith, it's going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age. Rating: 96+", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Lots of licorice and tar with blackberries and sweet currants on the nose, following through to a full to medium body with linear, firm tannins and a long, silky-textured finish. Chewy but nicely chewy. Rather delicate in the end. Drink or hold.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Gia by Gia Coppola Red Blend (1 Liter Bottle) 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/gia-by-gia-coppola-red-blend-1-liter-bottle-2019/723819", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "1000ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$30", "notes": "Inspired to design a brand that reflected her creative personality, Gia collaborated with her Grandfather Francis and the winemakers to present a new style of wine\u2014one that\u2019s light and unpretentious. The wine has scents of black currant, forest floor, oven toasted hazelnuts, and violets and shows flavors of marionberry pie, blueberry compote, pepper spice with a finish that is juicy with supple tannins.Pairs well with Italian sausage with peppers and onioins, and grilled New York steak.Blend: 50% Graciano, 25% Grenache, 25% Petite Sirah", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Rutherford Hill Merlot 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/rutherford-hill-merlot-2019/799465", "varietal": "Merlot", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$29", "notes": "Garnet in color with aromas of blackberry, cassis and black currant with hints of black tea leaves, Asian spice and graphite. Full- bodied entry with layers of blueberry, spiced boysenberry and mocha all coupled to well-integrated, rich tannins that give way to a rich, round, smooth finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Firm and minerally, with graphite accents to the dried red currant and berry flavors. Bright acidity and savory richness linger on the lithe finish.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Margone 2013", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/il-molino-di-grace-chianti-classico-gran-selezione-il-margone-2013/523255", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$46", "notes": "20 days of maceration at a controlled temperature of 28-30\u00b0C with soft extraction process and frequent punch-downs.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "The aromatics are terrific in this muscular red, with flavors of toast, spice and pipe tobacco surrounding macerated cherry. Needs time to resolve the oak. Best from 2019 through 2032.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A tangy and flavorful red with stone, blueberry and terracotta character. Medium to full body, firm and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Gran Selezione wines are distinguished by their added extract and the richer textural impact they make in the mouth, among other qualities. Tasting the 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Margone next to Il Molino di Grace's 2015 Chianti Classico gives you a perfect view onto the stylistic distances between the two wines. This expression is redolent of dark fruit, baking spice and cinnamon stick. The mouthfeel here is brighter and more buoyant than expected, thanks to that crisp acidity (developed in this cooler vintage) tucked neatly at the back.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Blue flower, baked plum and pipe tobacco aromas slowly take shape. The palate offers dried cherry, prune, star anise and crushed sage while firm acidity and assertive, close-grained tannins provide the austere backbone. Give this a few more years for the tannins to unwind. Drink 2019\u20132025.", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Meaty and savoury aromas on the nose that meld elegantly with sweet oak spice. A great knife-and-fork wine, with satisfying and vivacious flavour on the palate. Not huge finesse, but there is lots of drive here.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Il Molino di Grace Il Volano 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/il-molino-di-grace-il-volano-2019/780569", "varietal": "Tuscan Blends", "location": "Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$15", "notes": "Bright ruby red in color complemented by fruity and floral aromas. Pairing suggestions: Pizza, pasta, grilled meats, chicken, spicy dishes.\nBlend: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Dark black cherry, blackberry, plum, eucalyptus, earth and iron flavors are embraced by beefy tannins. This comes together on the lingering finish, if not with the length of its peers. Sangiovese and Merlot. Best from 2023 through 2030.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Francis Ford Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon 93rd Awards Edition 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/francis-ford-coppola-cabernet-sauvignon-93rd-awards-edition-2019/723823", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$80", "notes": "Winemaking has been a Coppola family tradition spanning several generations. So has making art and providing entertainment, from music and cinema, to dining experiences and international hideaway adventures. For Francis Ford Coppola, all these endeavorsembody a celebration of life, merely designed with different tools. Wine, like cinema, is the result of many people coming together to execute a singular artistic vision. Each year, Hollywood honors and celebrates the best of the year\u2019s films and filmmakers. It is in thisspirit that we offer The Family Coppola 93rd Awards wines.The 93rd Awards Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from high elevation vineyards in eastern Alexander Valley. High elevation provides prolonged sun exposure and less dramatic temperature shifts, allowing vines to synthesize flavor and phenolic compounds at a higher and more consistent rate. Light winds also work to moderate temperature. These conditions work together to allow for slow, steady fruit ripening.2019 was the first time that California has been 100% drought-free since 2011. Winter and spring rains provided sufficient water in the soil through midsummer, with irrigation not starting until July. The vintage provided us with a mild growing season, allowing for very nice complexity and outstanding quality to this year's fruit.Full-bodied and robust, The Family Coppola 93rd Awards Cabernet Sauvignon delights the nose with tantalizing aromas of blueberry, mocha toffee, and dark cocoa spice. Juicy flavors of concentrated blackberry and ripe plum are followed with notes of mocha, andan enticing vanilla caramel lift on the finish; an exceptional wine for every special occasion.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Terlato Family Vineyards Cuvee Five (Premiere Napa Auction) 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/terlato-family-vineyards-cuvee-five-premiere-napa-auction-2015/527102", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Rutherford, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$209", "notes": "The 2015 vintage was celebrated for small berries with concentrated flavors leading to complex and delicious wines. This classic Bordeaux-style blend can be enjoyed now and will age gracefully for 10 to 15 years.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Chateau Lynch-Bages 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-lynch-bages-2019/583775", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.1", "price": "$149", "notes": "The Chateau Lynch Bages 2019 is in line with the previous wines of the property with a blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon. This great Bordeaux wine offers a characteristic fruity nose with fresh and spicy notes, as well as fine woody notes. The smooth and balanced palate is supported by a beautifully dense and powerful tannic structure, providing plenty of precision and fruit.Varietal Composition: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit VerdotThe Barrel Sample for this wine is above 14% ABV.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2019 Ch\u00e2teau Lynch-Bages is stunningly good, and it's going to be interesting to compare this to the 2018 over the coming decades. Based on 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, brought up in 75% new French oak, its dense purple hue is followed by an incredible bouquet of pure cr\u00e8me de cassis, freshly sharpened cedar pencil, spring flowers, smoke, and graphite, with an almost liqueur of rocks-like minerality. A massive, incredibly concentrated Lynch-Bages, Jean-Charles has hit a home run in the vintage, and this sensational wine has building, perfect tannins, insane purity, and a finish that won't quit. It has the purity, finesse, balance, and depth to offer pleasure not only today but to evolve for 40 to 50 years. Smart money will hide these for a good 7-8 years, but wow, what a wine. Bravo. Best After 2029", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2019 Lynch Bages is every bit as magnificent from bottle as it was from barrel, if not moreso. What a wine! Towering and vertical in its bearing, the 2019 is a total stunner. There is plenty of Lynch Bages charm, but what distinguishes the 2019 most is its spine of tannin and energy. Time in the glass brings out sweet red cherry, plum, blood orange and pomegranate and mint. The 2019 is a great, great, great Lynch Bages. It reminds me of the epic 1989, but with the youthful grip of this vintage. A towering Pauillac, the 2019 Lynch Bages will make a great addition to any cellar.- Antonio Galloni", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "This takes hold from the first moment and powers along, delivering a ton of black brambly fruit, licorice, grilled cedar and Pauillac confidence. The tannins are pretty chewy, really closing in on the end of play, giving no doubt that this is going to age slowly and for many decades, but there is a creaminess to the overall structure that is already evident.\r\nBarrel Sample: 97", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Fantastic blackberries, blackcurrants, lead pencil and violets. So Pauillac on the nose! Full-bodied with a dense, layered palate and tight yet plush tannins that give the wine layers and gravitas. Compact. Long finish. Silky. Reminds me of a modern, classic version of something like the wonderful 1985 Lynch. Best after 2026.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Gorgeous from the start, with lush and caressing cassis, dark plum and blackberry compote flavors that are substantial in feel although they seem to glide through, carried by a very refined structure that lets in alluring black tea, worn alder, floral and savory details along the way. Features a vibrant, authoritative bolt of iron through the finish to keep it all grounded. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2025\u00a0", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "A true classic from this estate, the 2019 Lynch-Bages has turned out brilliantly, unwinding in the glass with aromas of cassis and sweet blackberry fruit mingled with licorice, mint, cigar wrapper and loamy soil. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it's a deep, multidimensional wine built around a chassis of rich, powdery tannins and succulent balancing acids. The last vintage produced in Lynch-Bages old winery, it will be interesting to compare this benchmark wine with subsequent vintages over the coming years.Rating: 96+", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/caymus-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2020/996340", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$84", "notes": "Caymus has a signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe tannins \u2013 as approachable in youth as in maturity. Since its founding in 1972, Caymus has become renowned as a consistent leader in the production of Napa Valley Cabernet. Grapes for this wine are farmed in 8 of Napa\u2019s 16 sub-appellations, with diversification enabling us to make the best possible wine in a given year. Their Cabernet offers layered, lush aromas and flavors, including cocoa, cassis and ripe berries.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Dominus Estate 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/dominus-estate-2019/955374", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Yountville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$329", "notes": "Dominus Estate is the Napa Valley property of Bordeaux producer Christian Moueix. The wine is bottled from the historic Napanook Vineyard. Located at the foothills of the Mayacamas, the vineyard was planted in 1838 and continues to evolve under the stewardship of Christian Moueix. The estate\u2019s Bordeaux varietals benefit from the Yountville microclimate where temperatures are moderated by cool breezes from the San Pablo Bay. The resulting wine is a uniquely refined expression of this special terroir.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Lots of crushed stone, lead pencil and licorice aromas that are extremely aromatic and bright. Black cherries, cloves and purple fruit, too. Full body and a round and ripe center-palate with a juicy interior. It opens at the end with a savory and juicy finish. Layered and beautiful. Drinkable now, but better in three or four years.", "rating": "98"}]}
{"name": "Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/caymus-special-selection-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/823654", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.8", "price": "$209", "notes": "Each year, Caymus sets aside the best barrels of our Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley to produce Special Selection. Distinguished by extremely fine, velvety tannins and enjoyable upon release or with aging. A wine of structure with intense concentration of supple flavors and dark fruits.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Catena Zapata Argentino Vineyard Malbec 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/catena-zapata-argentino-vineyard-malbec-2019/810788", "varietal": "Malbec", "location": "Mendoza, Argentina", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.9", "price": "$119", "notes": "The Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino shows a saturated dark violet color with ruby reflections; the nose offers cassis, blueberries and violets, along with a strong suggestion of soil tones. It combines density and sweetness on the one hand, with gripping, lightly saline flavors of mocha, dark berries, spice, and minerals; a palate-staining finish dominated by sweet black and blue fruits.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is made from over 100-year-old vineyards and offers blackberries with blue fruit and dark chocolate. Shows bark and black truffle undertones, too. Tight and more focused than in past vintages. The quality of the tannins is more precise and fine. Blackberries and black truffles at the end. Drink or hold.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Catena Zapata Argentino Vineyard Malbec is outstanding from start to finish. TASTING NOTES: This wine comes through with aromas and flavors of powerful black fruit and hints of minerality. Enjoy this with a grilled, bone-in ribeye. (Tasted: March 23, 2022, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "It feels like there was a big change in the 2019 Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino, a year with a vibrant palate and very clean and focused aromas and flavors. They fine-tuned the irrigation and viticulture, and that seems to have increased the precision of the wine. They also did a selection and left the grapes from the borders of the vineyard, which were affected by the paths and other stuff. It's still a little more voluptuous than the wines from Gualtallary, as this mixes grapes from Ang\u00e9lica (Lunlunta) and Nicasia (Altamira). It's nicely textured and tasty, medium-bodied and with a vibrant finish. 25,200 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2020.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "\u00a0A blend of malbec from two vineyards above 3,000 feet of elevation in La Consulta and Lunlunta, this wine\u2019s suave texture is deepened and lengthened by 18 months in new French oak barrels, adding some vanilla flair to the finish. Vigil fermented it with 20 percent of the whole bunches, structuring the sun-ripened black raspberry flavors and rich layers of blueberry complexity. Air brings out the fresher aspects of the wine, hinting at years of development ahead.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Rioja Gran Reserva 2014", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/la-rioja-alta-vina-arana-rioja-gran-reserva-2014/668839", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Rioja, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$46", "notes": "Dark-cherry red with a garnet-red rim. High aromatic intensity, with outstanding notes of ripe red fruit, red berries, wild strawberries and plum jam, leading to tertiary aromas from meticulous aging in oak: vanilla, cedar, tobacco, coffee, caramel and sweet patisserie notes. In the mouth, its initial freshness and structure, typical of this brand, predominate. Balanced, with soft, flavorsome tannins. Elegant, complex finish, where the ripe red fruit and balsamic notes provide a splendid end.Particularly recommended with all kinds of meats, stews, seasoned fish, and desserts with chocolate couverture or red berries. Perfect as an after-dinner drink.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Lots of mushroom and walnut aromas with plum and leather, too. It\u2019s full-bodied, but very soft and creamy-textured with lots of old wood, mushroom and ripe fruit on the finish. Some chocolate and hazelnut. Complex and gorgeous. Drink or hold.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Arana commemorates one of La Rioja Alta's historic families. The Tempranillo (95%) and Graciano (5%) are aged separately in American oak barrels for three years before blending, then for three years in bottle (two years less than the 904, and six years less than the 890). The winery's keynote to this Rioja is 'freshness'. I agree.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The aim with the 2014 Vi\u00f1a Arana Gran Reserva is to find a new Gran Reserva style that combines freshness and joy with intensity, sophistication and aging potential through a blend of Tempranillo with 6% Graciano that matured in American oak barrels for three years with rackings every six months. 2014 was a weaker year in the region, and the wine shows it and feels less vivacious than the 2015 Vi\u00f1a Alberdi. It has medium ripeness and abundant spicy and smoky notes and a medium-bodied palate with a soft texture that points at a wine for shorter-term consumption than the rest of the portfolio or other vintages from this cuv\u00e9e.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-mouton-rothschild-2018/520617", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pauillac, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$789", "notes": "The wine has an intense, deep black color. The nose reveals intense ripe fruit aromas and nutmeg notes, set off by touches of mint. The ample, full and refined attack opens on blackberry and cherry flavors lifted by a hint of spice. Generous, creamy and well-rounded tannins underpin candied flavors, giving an overall impression of succulence. Great balance between the fruit and the tannins paves the way for a highly refined and exceptionally long finish.Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 2% Cabernet FrancFinal label art has not yet been revealed by the Chateau.", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "This has so much tannic power, with density, layers and structure along with layers of blackberry, liquorice, baked earth, cigar box and the signature exotic spices of Mouton. A big, textured and complex wine that is taking it all in its stride. 100% new oak. There is the tiniest touch of Petit Verdot in the blend, but under 1%, so it\u2019s not in the official figures. 62% of production went into the grand vin. Drinking Window 2028 - 2050", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Exquisite purity of blackcurrants, raspberries and some citrus. The aromas flow from the glass. Full-bodied with seamless tannins that coat the palate and then fall into the center, to deliver a thoroughly refined and harmonious young red. Endless finish. 86% cabernet sauvignon. This is the new 1959, one of the legendary vintages of Mouton. Try after 2026.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Dense structure, powerful tannins and intense black fruits are contained within this wine that shows richness and sustained concentration as well as amazing freshness. The 86% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend is the secret of this great wine that is sure to age magnificently. Don\u2019t think about drinking before 2029.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Mouton Rothschild is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc\u2014there is also a splash of all the Petit Verdot they had, but it doesn\u2019t even register in the percentage. It has 13.8% alcohol, which is relatively modest for the vintage. Deep garnet-purple colored, it straight away pops with bright, vivacious notes of crushed blackcurrants, juicy blackberries and redcurrant jelly with slowly emerging nuances of candied violets, stewed plums, licorice and black tea, plus a waft of dusty red soil. The medium-bodied palate is built like a brick house with super firm, super ripe, grainy tannin's and bold freshness supporting the muscular black fruits, finishing long and savory with lingering mineral suggestions.\u00a0", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This large-scaled wine is brimming with cassis and distilled plum fruit that\u2019s remarkably pure, focused and driven in feel, supported by a seamless, iron-clad and remarkably polished structure, doing its job without detracting from the fruit. Add in sparkles of savory, racy floral and sanguine accents, as well as some pretty ridiculous length, and you have another battleship of a wine in the making. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2030 through 2050.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Coming from a selection of 76% of the total production, the 2018 Ch\u00e2teau Mouton Rothschild checks in as 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that was brought up all in new French oak. This dense purple-hued effort has a backward, primordial bouquet of pure cr\u00e8me de cassis, scorched earth, burning embers, and graphite. There are hints of classic Pauillac tobacco and lead pencil, but it's locked and loaded at this point. Full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, and flawlessly balanced on the palate, it has lots of tannin's, a good spine of acidity, and a great finish. It doesn't have the sexy opulence of the 2015 and 2016 yet has more minerality, and I suspect it's every bit as concentrated. A solid decade of bottle age is going to be warranted, and this powerful, concentrated Mouton is going to evolve for longer than most of us reading this will be alive. Rating : 97+", "rating": "97"}]}
{"name": "Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/jordan-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/792030", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.6", "price": "$58", "notes": "Cherry, raspberry, and dried herb aromas laced with hints of vanilla and tobacco. The palate has a charming weight and velvety texture filled with intense flavors of black cherries and blackberries, all elevated by a lovely backbone of spice notes from extended aging in French oak barrels. Blackberries and hints of dried herbs linger through the long, spice-kissed finish.The dark fruit flavors, silky palate, and structure make it a lovely wine for food pairing. This wine\u2019s elegance, acidity and spice notes complement grilled or roasted dishes, such as herb-crusted lamb, roasted chicken or grilled pork loin. The wine\u2019s earthiness even complements vegetarian dishes, such as mushroom risotto, ratatouille or roasted root vegetables.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY The 2017 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon is bright, elegant, and bursting with lively fruit. TASTING NOTES: This wine comes to the fore with persistent aromas and flavors of loganberries, red currants, and shadings of oak. Pair it with grilled lamb chops topped with fresh mint leaves. (Tasted: September 23, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Earthy in composted earth and crushed rock, this elegant wine is lifted by bright red fruit and floral highlights. Plum, currant and subtle oak combine on the palate for a textured, balanced and enjoyable outcome.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Cherry kirsch and allspice introduce this wine, giving it the sensibility of a gangly adolescent. That lean and awkward moment passes as oxygen has its way with the wine, enriching it, bringing depths to its notes of exotic dried fruits, emphasizing the floral complexity of a clean young cabernet. This is destined to age with grace.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Pape Clement 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-pape-clement-2015/157785", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$133", "notes": "A wine of good density ruby red, with brown, mahogany, biscuit hints. It has maintained its luster and clarity. The rim is fairly thick. The tears are fine, clear, abundant and regular. At once expressive, forthright and complex. There are notes of all families of fragrance: fruit, flowers, and spices. Taste: The attack is forthright, round and suave, soothing even. The intense aromas initially recall the complexity of the nose. There is leather and lightly charred wood, and roasted notes. The beauty of the vintage is revealed by its elegance rather than its full-flavor. The wine has an attractive aromatic range with a finish of remarkable elegance.\nBlend: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "The clarity to this wine is impressive. Wealth of dark-plum and black-fruit essence not to mention orange citrus. Everything is dialed up to the limit here but then dialed in on the palate. Such impressive depth and suave, ripe, fluid tannins that deliver impressive length. Great wine. Such polish. Superb. Try from 2022.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "As with the white, the 2015 Ch\u00e2teau Pape Cl\u00e9ment is up at the top of the hierarchy and is a tour de force in Red Bordeaux that should be snatched up by readers. Coming from a 50-hectare parcel of the gravelly soils and harvest between September 25th and October 15th, it\u2019s a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc that saw a long maceration (30-40 days) and 18 months in 80% new French oak. With a deep ruby/plum color and awesome notes of currants, black cherries, truffles, chocolate and graphite, this beauty hits the palate with a massive, full-bodied, opulent, sexy, yet never heavy style. With terrific concentration, perfect balance, and ripe tannin, as well as plenty of oak, give bottles 4-5 years of cellaring and enjoy over the following 2-3 decades.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2015 Pape Clement is blended of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, matured in 80% new and 20% one-year-old French oak barrels for 18 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple, it opens with profound notes of crushed red and black currants, black cherries and cassis with touches of mocha, baking spices, menthol and lavender plus a hint of new leather. Medium-bodied, firm and concentrated with tons of tightly wound black fruit and earth layers, it has a grainy frame and refreshing lift on the long finish.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Clear reductive environment, saving the best nose for the consumer and not for en primeur. A lovely richly textured wine \u2013really velvety with gorgeous purity to the damson and black cherry fruits.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Dense and concentrated, this wine is fully structured and also has great fruit. It is dense, showing the ripeness of both tannins and fruit in this vintage. It will power through its development to be a very fine wine from 2025.Cellar Selection", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Ripe and lush, with flashy anise, apple wood and mocha notes forming the frame and ample cassis, cherry paste and plum sauce flavors at the core for balance. Shows lots of sweet spice details through the finish, with the apple wood edge holding sway for now. A bold, glossy version that will please fans of the style after some time. Best from 2022 through 2035.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/domaine-drouhin-oregon-pinot-noir-2019/914020", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.9", "price": "$44", "notes": "The 2019 Dundee Hills Estate Pinot Noir is beautifully concentrated with a decidedly complex bouquet. Restrained notes of redcurrant compote and tobacco transition to youthful spice and bramble. Texturally very pleasing, the velvety palate seamlessly blends a kirsch core with an appealing influence of earthy undertones and a touch of vanilla. The engaging finish is luxuriously long and elegant. This wine will continue to develop beautifully over the next 8-12 years.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills is defined, expressive and layered, with pure lavender, peppercorn and wild berry aromas and a velvety texture with bursts of freshness that highlight floral perfume and an array of spicy accents on the extended finish.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A very pretty combination of dried berries, smoke and cedar with some dried flowers, following through to a medium body, a solid core of fruit and a round yet firm, tannic finish. Young, but so attractive. Give it two or three years to open. Try after 2023.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Sleek and elegantly layered, with bright cherry and raspberry flavors accented by black tea and stony mineral notes that glide toward the long, vibrant finish. Drink now through 2030.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This young wine remains stiff and herbal, with brambly berry fruit in the background. The tannins are still a bit abrasive and will need further bottle age to smooth out. The overall mix of raspberry fruit, tart acidity and pungent herb suggests that with time this will evolve into a most complex and interesting bottle.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Buena Vista Chateau Buena Vista Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/buena-vista-chateau-buena-vista-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/704265", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$55", "notes": "An enticing bouquet of blackberry and plum with notes of bay leaf spring from the glass. This is a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with blended flavors of blueberry, black currant, and hints of cedar spice. Smooth and structured tannins with balanced acidity lead to a long and juicy finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This wine shows depth and balance, offering a classic nose of ripe dark fruit, vanilla and eucalyptus. Some crushed-stone minerality, too. Full-bodied and dense with impressive concentration, viscous tannins and bright acidity. Fresh and juicy aftertaste. Lovely now, but better in 2023.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 Chateau Buena Vista Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon shows excellent and persistent layers on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits attractive aromas and flavors of dried herbs, black fruit, and oak. Enjoy it with the first cut of a prime rib. (Tasted: March 13, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/goldeneye-anderson-valley-pinot-noir-2019/875449", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.2", "price": "$60", "notes": "Showcasing the rich diversity of the Anderson Valley, this exuberant wine displays fresh, enticing aromas of juicy raspberry, summer strawberry, and red plum, as well as hints of bramble, black tea, anise, sweet saddle leather, and a touch of salinity. On the palate, bright acidity and firm, chewy tannins converge to create a supple texture that accentuates the Bing cherry and blackberry pie flavors, with sophisticated notes of nutmeg, cardamom, and savory umami emerging on the finish to create a sumptuous and cerebral drinking experience.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is nicely packed and stays elegant through the finish. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows aromas and flavors of black fruits, earth, dust, and oak. Enjoy it with a grilled, well-seasoned roast leg of lamb. (Tasted: December 28, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Pine Ridge Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/pine-ridge-napa-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/877478", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$65", "notes": "Handfuls of smushed, ripe blueberries and freshly sharpened graphite bound out of the glass. Mouth-watering acidity, balanced by finely integrated tannins, is enveloped by flavors of cinnamon spiced plum with vanilla accents. On the finish, aromatics of French press coffee, mixed berries and coconut slowly recede into the distance. Pair with Mole Coloradito. Enjoy now through 2029.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Chateau Montrose 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-montrose-2018/520615", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.8", "price": "$219", "notes": "2018 marks an important step in the conversion of our vineyard to organic viticulture. The weather conditions resulted in strong pressure from parasites, requiring extreme vigilance. Vineyard management was complex, therefore, but the direction of our environmental approach was firmly maintained. The fine weather and heat at the end of summer, comparable to 2009, made the vintage, which expressed incredible potential in the cellar. The first tastings show the signs of a very great vintage, a subtle combination of the fruity aromatic profile of the 2009 and the precision of the 2016.Blend: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "A full-bodied powerhouse as well as a perfect wine, the 2018 Ch\u00e2teau Montrose is a final blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc that was raised in 60% new French oak. Boasting a deep purple hue as well as awesome levels of cr\u00e8me de cassis and smoky blackberry fruits and notes of tobacco, lead pencil, scorched earth, and chocolate, it's deep, opulent, and incredibly concentrated on the palate, with no shortage of mid-palate depth, tannin's, or length. It reminds me a little of a fresher version of the 2003, although there's more Cabernet Sauvignon in 2018 as well as less Merlot. It has that classic Montrose minerality and backward, mineral-laced style, yet I suspect this will be drinkable in just 5-6 years and should evolve into a modern-day legend from this terroir.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Purity and beauty on the nose with blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, crushed-stone and violet character. A full-bodied red with masses of polished tannins and intense flavors of currants and blackberries. Juicy finish. Super depth to this. Goes on for minutes. Try after 2027.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Rich and deep with beautifully nuanced dark chocolate, mocha, cocoa bean and liquorice. Just full of understated power and silky tannins. This is gorgeous and among my top wines of the Left Bank. As it opens in the glass you get sweet black cherry and cassis flesh, and a sense of lilting sappiness. Great stuff from Montrose. Drinking Window 2028 - 2045", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Montrose is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Very deep garnet-purple in color, it needs a good amount of air to unlock the vibrant scents of crushed blackberries, preserved plums and cassis with suggestions of star anise, cedar chest, underbrush, Indian spices and iron ore, plus an emerging waft of violets. The full-bodied palate features the most exquisitely ripe tannin's, offering a rock-solid backbone with tons of freshness lifting the taut, muscular fruit, finishing long and mineral laced. Going back to this wine over a period of hours and then days further reveals a Montrose of great opulence, richness and depth. Incidentally, the IPT level this year is 82, which indicates a very high level of tannin's, and yet they are so, so ripe. Rating : 98+", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This wine confirms the place of Montrose among the top Bordeaux estates. With its rich tannins and powerful structure, it exudes concentration and density. But the wine also shows a sense of style. Fruit purity will make it impressive and allow it to age for many years. Drink this wine from 2028. Cellar Selection", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Dark and winey, with a well-built core laden with cassis and dark plum puree while flashes of anise, lilac and charcoal fill in throughout. Finish has hints of chestnut and warm earth for a burly edge, but there's ample fruit for balance. Plenty grippy in the end too; cellaring required. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2023 through 2036.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Far Niente Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/far-niente-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/859904", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$150", "notes": "An elegant perfume of mixed berries, baking spice, dried lavender and thyme open onto a full palate layered with expansive mixed berry, black tea, toasted oak and spice flavors. Focused and fresh, fine grained tannins support the wine throughout, while the finish is silky, long and lifted.Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "With a slight nose of reduction, this wine offers grippy tannin and sizable oak. Blueberry, currant, cedar and sage give it an elegance and classic structure of understated power, finishing in notes of tobacco and clove. Enjoy from 2029\u20132039.Cellar Selection", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of dark plums, black olives, bark, dried herbs and cloves. Medium-to full-bodied with powdery tannins. Rich and creamy with chocolate and black fruit on the palate. Chewy finish with excellent length. Fresh. Drink from 2023.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon is a class act showcasing the Napa Valley at its best. TASTING NOTES: This wine expresses aromas and flavors of black fruit, fragrant spices, licorice, and a suggestion of oak. Pair it with a crown roast of lamb. (Tasted: December 4, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Mouton Rothschild (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-mouton-rothschild-15-liter-magnum-2016/202478", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pauillac, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$1,899", "notes": "The wine is a dark and intense cherry red. The highly refined nose reveals perfectly ripe fruit. Ripe bilberry and blackcurrant aromas combine harmoniously with floral notes. With airing, the nose unfolds on pepper and spice balanced by elegant notes of graphite and blonde tobacco, bringing charm and nobility to an extensive range of aromas. The full and dense attack exhibits exceptionally well-rounded and silky tannins. The ample mid-palate abounds in black fruit along with cocoa flavours and biscuity notes, leading into a full-bodied and remarkably persistent finish, the sign of a great vintage.Blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Dark ruby, purple color. Aromas of blackcurrants, black truffle, crushed stone, licorice and hints of tar. Full-bodied, deep and vertical on the palate, drawing you in and down. The structure is very tannic and powerful, yet the tannins are folded into the wine. One of the most powerful Moutons ever for me. Try after 2027.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Composed of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Mouton Rothschild has an opaque garnet-purple color. WOW\u2014the nose explodes from the glass with powerful blackcurrant cordial, black raspberries, blueberry pie and melted chocolate notions, plus suggestions of aniseed, camphor, lifted kirsch and the faintest waft of a subtle floral perfume in the background. Full-bodied, concentrated, bold and totally seductive in the mouth, it has very fine-grained, silt-like tannins, while jam-packed with tightly wound fruit layers, finishing in this wonderful array of mineral sparks. Magic.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Along with the Ch\u00e2teau Lafite, the 2016 Ch\u00e2teau Mouton Rothschild is the wine of the vintage from the M\u00e9doc and is a truly profound, magical, blockbuster wine in every sense. It\u2019s based on 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, raised in new French oak. Boasting a saturated purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of thick black fruits, lead pencil shavings, new saddle leather, and burning embers, with just a hint of its oak upbringing, this beauty hits the palate with a mammoth amount of fruit and texture yet stays fresh, pure, and light on its feet, with a thrilling sense of minerality as well as building tannins on the finish. It\u2019s one of the most profound young wines I\u2019ve ever tasted, and while it will probably keep for three-quarters of a decade, it offers pleasure even today. Bravo!", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "A higher level of acidity than is usual for Mouton is buttressed by waves of fruit and tannin. It's a modern take on 1986 that shows the most wonderful precision of creme caramel, liquorice, blackcurrant, creme de cassis and cedar. it's opulent but also has great tension through the palate - a monumental Mouton that for me has gained in stature over the past two years of ageing. The idea of a drinking window almost feels like a mirage - the perfect moment is likely to recede into the distance time and time again. It could be drunk in the next decade perhaps, but it's going to take 20 years or more to really get into its stride. Easily one of the wines of the vintage, for me this is showing even better than during en primeur. 1% Cabernet Franc completes the blend.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "The rich fruit in this wine nearly envelops the tannins. Flavors of black plums, blackberries and blueberries meld with intense acidity to mask the power and concentration of the polished tannins. With this structure, will age for many, many years. Do not drink before 2026. \r\nCellar Selection", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A generous, pure and lush ball of Cabernet, with wave after wave of unadulterated cassis and blackberry puree\r\nflavors rolling through. Features notes of roasted apple wood and sweet tobacco, offset by a long tug of sweet\r\nearth, but that\u2019s all background music to the impressive core of fruit, which steams along like a cruise ship with\r\nenough stores in reserve to go around the world twice without stopping. Best from 2025 through 2045.", "rating": "98"}]}
{"name": "CVNE Vina Real Crianza 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/cvne-vina-real-crianza-2017/720933", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Rioja, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.9", "price": "$17", "notes": "This wine shows shades of medium to deep shiny cherry color on a purple background. To the nose, intense aromas of ripe fruits (blackberries, blackcurrants) stand out, complemented with subtle hints of oak. To the palate, it shows structured and round with a good integration of fruitiness and oakiness. The aftertaste is marked by very well balanced tannins as well as by persistent spicy, toasty and balsamic aromas. A long stay in bottle is the finishing touch to this Rioja Alavesa wine's character.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A Rioja with plum, blackberry, black truffle and hints of chocolate. Some walnut, too. It\u2019s medium-to full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Full berry and plum aromas are complete as they lead to a racy palate with lively acidity and spirit. Cherry, plum and a dusting of cocoa are lead players on the flavor profile, while this crianza finishes long and fresh. This is everything you want from Rioja crianza. Editors' Choice.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The popular red 2017 Vi\u00f1a Real Crianza is a gastronomical blend produced with grapes from Rioja Alavesa: 90% Tempranillo and the rest Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano fermented in stainless steel and matured in oak barrels for 13 to 14 months, during which time it was racked every five to six months. The first thing that is going to catch your attention is the new label, which takes things from the past but put in a new, more modern style, which also reflects what the wine is like. The Vi\u00f1a Real range (white, ros\u00e9 and Reserva) is gradually going to adopt this same label but with the letters in different colors. The second thing that I also loved is the Garnacha character that clearly comes through, even if it represents a small percentage in the final blend (Garnacha and Graciano like heat and do well in warmer years). The oak is nicely folded and integrated into the fruit. Very enjoyable and fresh, in line with what consumers expect but with an extra spark of red fruit that is quite remarkable for the 2017 vintage. The palate is textured, fine and polished, with very fine tannins and high drinkability. I think this is one of the Crianzas that I have enjoyed the most in recent times. I love it. Rating: 91+", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "Opaque ruby. Cherry, dark berries, pungent flowers and spices on the fragrant nose. Round and open-knit, offering juicy blackberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that take a sweeter turn with air. Finishes with slowly building tannin's, repeating florality and very good, vaguely smoky persistence. ", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/shafer-hillside-select-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/781597", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.5", "price": "$324", "notes": "This Cabernet Sauvignon celebrates hillside vineyards. Rugged, arid vineyard blocks., such as these, with rocky, scant soils create ideal conditions for producing wine of classic richness and elegance. This wine also exhibits the structure and beauty that are the hallmarks of wines born of the winery's location within Napa Valley's Stags Leap District. Aged nearly four years prior to release, this wine offers the pleasures of youthful boldness on release and rich nuance after a decade or more of bottling.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "In the running for the wine of the vintage, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is an incredible success and offers more depth, opulence, and purity than just about every other wine out there. Revealing a dense purple color as well as a killer nose of blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries, scorched earth, tobacco, violets, and exotic spices, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a seamless, pure, incredibly layered mouthfeel, building tannins, and a great, great finish. As with most top 2017s, it stays tight and compact on the palate, with notable structure and impressive concentration. It has some up-front appeal given its purity of fruit and balance, yet it's going to take 7-8 years to hit prime time and will be a long-lived bottle of Napa Cabernet. Hats off to Doug Shafer and the team for yet another magical Cabernet Sauvignon!", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select displays a deep garnet-purple color, bursting from the glass with scents of blueberry pie, cr\u00e8me de cassis, black cherry compote and chocolate box plus nuances of cedar chest, clove oil, lavender and menthol. The richly fruited, full-bodied palate has a lively skip in its step, featuring gorgeous ripe, velvety tannins and fantastic freshness to support all the spicy black fruit layers, finishing long and perfumed. An absolute triumph! Rating: 98+", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Wild blackberries and brambleberries on the nose with raw cocoa, cloves and crushed gravel. Violets and orange peel, too. It\u2019s medium-bodied with wonderful purity and depth of fruit, interlaced with dark-chocolate flavors. Firm, well-integrated tannins. Complex and refined with fantastic energy. One of the finest Hillside Selects I have had. Better from 2024.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "International Wine Cellar", "review": "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is an insanely beautiful wine. The aromatics alone are pure seduction. Juicy, red berry fruit, crushed flower, cinnamon, blood orange and spice give the 2017 quite a bit of complexity, but it is the wine's textural finesse and impeccable balance that elevate it to its place among the very finest wines of the year. Stylistically, the 2017 is a bit more red-toned in profile. Texturally, it is a bit lighter and less opulent than the norm, but that is not a bad thing. The 2017 has always been stellar from barrel, but the from-bottle tasting is the proof in the pudding. It's a tour de force from Proprietor Doug Shafer and Winemaker Elias Fernandez.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "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", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/mt-brave-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/619140", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$99", "notes": "The 2018 growing season started with late winter rains then a spring marked with intermittent cloudy skies likely delayed bud-break and flowering, which was then followed by ideal fruit set conditions, driving up overall volumes by 20 \u2013 30%.Steady summer heat accumulation with only a couple of short hike spikes combined with a near-perfect fall season created great phenolic accumulation without high sugar concentration. Grown on the rocky slopes of Mt. Veeder, the 2018 is mountain Cabernet at its finest. Aromas of blue and red fruits intermingle with a touch of baking spice. The tannins are firm yet refined while the weight on the palate is dense and lush. Compelling now, one can only imagine its true cellaring potential.", "reviews": [{"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon from Mt. Brave is fabulous. Inky, rich and explosive, the 2018 possesses tremendous depth and tons of personality. Graphite, blue/purplish fruit, blackberry jam, bittersweet chocolate, sage, lavender, menthol give the 2018 tons of character to match its explosive feel. The brooding, backward wine is going to need quite a bit of time to unwind, but boy is it gorgeous.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Lots of cassis and black raspberry fruits as well as classic Mount Veeder notes of lavender, violets, bouquet garni, and rocky, mineral-like notes emerge from the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. A deep, full-bodied mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, it has a plush, layered texture, beautiful tannins, a deep, concentrated mid-palate, and a great finish. Another head-turning wine from this label, it\u2019s a candidate for the best Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon out there at the price point.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, 1.5% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder was aged for 22 months in oak barrels, 82% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it springs from the glass with vibrant cr\u00e8me de cassis, baked plums and Morello cherries scents, followed by nuances of saut\u00e9ed herbs, clove oil, mocha and scorched earth. The full-bodied palate is densely laden with layers of black and blue fruits, sporting a rock-solid backbone of grainy tannins and great tension, finishing long and minerally.\u00a0Rating: 95+", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Blackberry and chili with hints of cloves and graphite. Bitter chocolate, too. Full-bodied, very linear and tight with intense tannins that lead you down the finish. Solid structure. Needs four or five years to open up. Better after 2025.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This packs in lots of dense yet sleek blackberry, mulberry and black currant fruit flavors, while anise, sassafras and violet notes add range throughout. There's plenty of structure embedded as well, though it tilts to the zesty, acid-driven side of the ledger, further enlivening the fruit. This has a serious oak treatment, but it's very precise and fine-grained. For the cellar. Best from 2022 through 2038.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "The winemaking precision of Chris Carpenter as his team is apparent across all their projects regardless of price point, making the Mt. Brave Howell Mountain particularly impressive as a relative value proposition. Soft but ripe red fruits and briar on the nose. Rich, energetic and attractively dry on the finish. Punches above its weight across all metrics of power, complexity, length, and intrigue. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, 1.5% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Domaine des Lambrays Clos Des Lambrays Grand Cru 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/domaine-des-lambrays-clos-des-lambrays-grand-cru-2019/938481", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Morey-St-Denis, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$599", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "This definitely represents a new beginning for the Clos des Lambrays, beginning with a dizzying array of aromas that range from high-toned red fruits to ripe, plummy black fruit, all touched with spice, and a suggestion of wild herbs and fresh flowers. After blending there was an average of 80% whole cluster fermentation. The texture on the palate is concentrated but not heavy, and there is a charming, silky aspect to it so, despite the tannin and density, the overall impression is one of finesse and elegance.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Jasper Morris", "review": "Jacques has gone with 80% whole bunch and 60% new wood, whereas Thierry Brouin preferred 50% new wood but all of it from Fran\u00e7ois Fr\u00e8res. Jacques has varied his barrel coopers a little more and paid extra attention to the chauffe. We tasted almost all the cuv\u00e9es and there were radical differences depending on location and vine age. What matters though will be the final blend, of which Jacques prepared me what should be an accurate version. A fine deep and even crimson. Complex bouquet as you might expect after tasting all the components. There is a serene weight to this, with waves of detail. A richer fruit perhaps than before and though the whole bunch percentage is 80% it is much more submerged in the fruit. Starting to get some aromatic top notes, very persistent. Neither acid nor tannins standing out, more the fruit but with a sense of a refined structure too. Very beautiful complex, perfumed finish. I am not going to say that Jacques has gone straightaway back to the great vintage of the \u201820s and \u201830s but there is very considerable promise here. Barrel Sample: 93-97", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru is showing very well in bottle, wafting from the glass with aromas of raspberries, strawberries and plums mingled with scents of orange rind, rose petals and sweet spices. Full-bodied, ample and satiny, it's a sensual, caressing wine with a fleshy core of fruit, polished tannins and lively balancing acids. This will offer a broad drinking window.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2010", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-lafite-rothschild-2010/110507", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pauillac, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$1,099", "notes": "Fine, concentrated color. Solid and dense on the palate, presenting good structure and well-defined tannins. A long, lingering palate with notes of violets on the finish. The 2010 is an elegant wine with excellent balance.Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Lafite Rothschild is a little mute on the nose at this stage, opening to reveal warm blackcurrants, baked plums and boysenberry scents with hints of chocolate mint, violets, cedar chest and pencil lead. Full-bodied, rich and densely packed with perfumed black fruit layers, it has a rock-solid backbone of fantastically ripe, grainy tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing very long and minerally. Still very youthful!", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Almost black in color, this stunning wine is gorgeous, rich and dense. It's grand and powerful, with a strong sense of its own importance. The beautiful tannins and the fragrant black currant fruits are palpable. It's a great wine, with huge potential. Cellar Selection.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is shy and not giving its all at the moment. Yet it is full and intense with a tightly intertwined tannic and fruit structure. Ethereal blackberry, currant, cedar, and nutty flavors. Dried flowers too. Cedar jewel box smell comes out with time. Great finish. So, so long and harmonious.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "The youngest wine we had in the vertical, and clear evidence of how the 10 year rule for classified Bordeaux is far too soon for first growths in great vintages. For Lafite, this was the last great vintage before 2016 came around, and it probably needs another decade to really get into its stride - although five should do it to kick things off. The year began with a wet spring during flowering, so produced lower quantities than 2009. July, August and September were extremely dry with cool nights, perfect for the grapes, with a few touches of rain before harvest. The black fruit notes (cassis barely begins to cover it) have deepened and softened just the merest whisper since its first few years, and it's still extremely young and concentrated. The tannins are starting to take on a truly silky, elevated quality, where the bilberry and blueberry fruit starts to melt right into them, finessed with touches of liquorice and slate. This is hugely complex, and it's very hard to say when this will stop evolving.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Rather tight, with an alluring whiff of cocoa that lures you in before disappearing into the core of steeped plum, roasted fig and blackberry coulis notes. Sandalwood, black tea and loam elements fill in on the long and expansive finish. This seems to be lying in wait for what could be a very long time in the cellar before unfurling fully. Best from 2018 through 2045.", "rating": "97"}]}
{"name": "Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/silver-oak-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/877383", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$139", "notes": "The 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color with notes of blackberry, blueberry, roasted coffee beans, coriander and a hint of nutmeg. Smooth upon entry, this wine is broad and plush on the mid-palate. It has an elegant density throughout and a long, generous finish.Blend: 80.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.6% Merlot, 2.9% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 0.7% Malbec", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is a big upgrade in finesse and clarity to such a popular, premium cabernet from Napa. It shows lots of blackberry, tar, cedar and oak-tree aromas that follow through to a full yet toned palate of fine, integrated tannins and a vivid finish. Owner David Duncan explained that the American oak they use in the wine for aging now comes 100% from their own barrel-making facilities, which tones down the vanilla character in the wine. Really impressive and delicious. It\u2019s a joy to drink now, but can age.\u00a0", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2017 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon deftly folds ripe fruit and oak into a smooth and delectable experience. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with red and black fruit aromas and a complimentary oak accent. Enjoy it with the first cut from a prime rib. (Tasted: January 20, 2022, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Rombauer California Zinfandel 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/rombauer-california-zinfandel-2019/779544", "varietal": "Zinfandel", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.9", "price": "$34", "notes": "When poured, this classic California Zinfandel is a purple-ruby color with a bright crimson hue. On the nose, there are concentrated aromas of dried cherries that meld with warm vanilla, mocha, and mulling spices. Lush flavors of ripe plum and raspberry jam flood the palate, followed by touches of dark chocolate in the background. subtle and round tannins and length for a fresh and enticing finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This richly layered berry-and-chocolate parfait of a wine exudes blackberries, black plums and milk chocolate on a creamy, smooth texture. A full body, soft tannins and a mouthcoating richness give it plenty of personality.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Rombauer Vineyards California Zinfandel is nicely layered and finely textured on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings aromas and flavors of ripe berries to the fore. Pair it with BBQ baby back ribs. (Tasted: July 27, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Domaine Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Le Musigny Grand Cru 2014", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/domaine-jacques-frederic-mugnier-le-musigny-grand-cru-2014/896084", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Chambolle-Musigny, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$2,999", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "Jasper Morris", "review": "Fine bright colour, exquisitely refined bouquet with amazing intensity. The aromatics just grow steadily \u2013 far from blockbuster but quite exquisite. There are floral notes too as well as fruit, violets and peonies, alongside dense dark cherries. This is very fine indeed, the fruit sweeps gloriously through the middle palate, but not quite the concentrated tension for the highest score.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2014 Musigny Grand Cru is just being released. Wafting from the glass with aromas of rose petals, Egyptian musk, orange rind, peonies, warm spices and red berries, it's full-bodied, velvety and perfumed, with superb concentration, lively acids and fine, powdery tannins that still assert themselves on the long, penetrating and gently chalky finish. This is a brilliant Musigny, but while Mugnier has done some of the work for his clients by aging the wine at the domaine for seven or eight years, it still demands a decade of additional patience. Best after 2030.", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Montrose 2014", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-montrose-2014/142860", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$149", "notes": "A dense and deep colour, the wine has an intense and complex, slightly saline nose which reveals notes of blackcurrant and very ripe fruit with airing. From a powerful attack on highly refined, velvet tannins, the smooth and dense mid-palate offers attractive and expressive flavours, leading into a long and elegant finish. An incredibly precise wine, it sets a benchmark for Ch\u00e2teau Montrose.\nBlend: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "Another contender for wine of the vintage. Here things get a little deep and fleshy, with crushed damson fruit that holds its integrity. Tannins are big and bold, oak influence clear but not offputting, just giving boots to slip your feet into. Your mouth responds to these tannins, reminds you that wine tasting us a physical activity. Great quality, what a brilliant wine.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This is a very fine wine showing a new level of quality at Montrose. With its almost velvet tannins inside the intense black fruits, the wine is rich, smooth and generous. Blackberry and black-plum fruits are to the fore along with the fine acidity and great structure. A wine to age for decades, it will be ready to drink from 2027. Cellar Selection", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Incredible aromas of currants, blackberries, slate and flowers. Full-bodied yet so tight and beautiful with superb polish and brightness. The length is fantastic. Truly superb. Drink in 2021.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Tasted at the ch\u00e2teau, the 2014 Montrose builds on the promise it showed in barrel with gorgeous blackberry, raspberry, cedar and orange sorbet scents that are extremely pure and refined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very precise acidity and layers of crisp black fruit laced with vanilla from the new oak at the moment. That will be subsumed in time. What you have here is a very precise, multi-layered, almost sensual Montrose that is going to delight many for years to come. This is highly recommended\u2014one of the finest Left Bank wines this vintage. Tasted September 2016.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This is seriously built, with an admirable core of red and black currant paste and bitter plum fruit inlaid with notes of tobacco, bay and smoldering charcoal. The finish is ramrod straight thanks to an iron girder supporting everything with ease. A tremendous effort for the vintage. Best from 2020 through 2035.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "I loved the 2014 Montrose and it has an incredible purity and elegance that sets it apart from its peers. A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it offers a deeper, richer profile with gorgeous cassis and currant fruits intermixed with licorice, chocolate, graphite and beautiful minerality. A spitting image of class on the palate, with fine tannin, integrated acidity, and medium to full-bodied richness, this terrific 2014 is up with the cr\u00e8me de la cr\u00e8me of the M\u00e9doc and keep for two to three decades.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/hall-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/749796", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$65", "notes": "Hall 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet is deep ruby in the glass, and displays effusive aromas of cr\u00e8me de cassis, dark plum, anise, and dried herbs. The palate is lush and layered with fine-grained tannins supporting flavors of dark berry, cocoa, and a hint of freshly turned earth. The long and supple finish showcases the impeccable growing season that allowed us to coax the very best from each of our unique vineyard sites.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This packs in some serious plum compote and cassis flavors, liberally wrapped in dark licorice and finishing with a swath of sweet toast and tobacco on the broad finish. Nice mineral underpinning keeps it honest. Fairly accessible despite its heft. Drink now through 2034.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/penfolds-bin-389-cabernet-shiraz-2018/654020", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "South Australia, Australia", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$80", "notes": "A bright, crimson red color. The nose is lifted, fragrant, and immediately Penfolds. Aficionados may quickly identify and proclaim 389. Aromas like that of layers of custard and port-wine dark jelly with flaked coconut and juniper/cassis. Or old-fashioned hummingbird cake, with coconut flakes and nutty flavors. Familial youthful Bin 389 oak \u2013 subtle matchstick and a hint of vanilla powder. As they say \u2013 what is there not to like?! The palate is a balance of the sweet (Cabernet) and the savory (Shiraz). The wine possesses what has now often been referred to as a black forest cake 2018 vintage flavor profile. Darker fruits \u2013 closer to that of a black cherry liqueur than a cr\u00e8me de cassis component of Kir. Oak and tannins absorbed. Both are certainly present, yet not at all demanding their own space on this Bin 389 stage. Substantial and intense.Blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Shiraz", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A blend of 57% cabernet sauvignon and 43% shiraz, this has a very impressively complete feel, a hallmark of the 2018 vintage wines, and there\u2019s a myriad of characters with cabernet\u2019s cedary and gently herbal notes sitting atop a core of rich red-plum and dark-berry shiraz fruit aromas. So integrated. The palate has a very silky texture, so plush and polished with a wealth of rich and intense dark-plum, dark-berry and blackcurrant flavors. The oak is completely soaked with ripe, fresh fruit. This is a great Bin 389. Drink over the next two decades.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Confident Cabernet (57%) leads this high-spirited, swirling dance, as a breezy wisp of blue and black berries waft over the earthy bulk of sturdy Shiraz. It\u2019s a clever trick for such bright fruit to be contained by tannins in an interlocked embrace, without smothering the obvious exuberance of this marriage. Supple and nimble, it keeps shifting and changing in the glass. A truly beautiful blend. ", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Hints of toasted coconut accent big cassis aromas on the nose of the 2018 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, which is a 57-43 blend this vintage. Full-bodied, with cherry flesh complementing the sterner cassis and tobacco notes, it's supple enough to be approachable now, yet with the concentration and requisite dusty tannins on the long finish to support more than a decade of aging", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The Penfolds Bin 389 has been one of the world's top examples of the Cabernet-Shiraz blends. The 2018 vintage continues this wine's success story. TASTING NOTES: This wine deftly combines red and black fruit aromas and flavors with notes of minerality and savory spices. Enjoy it with a well-seasoned, slow-cooked beef stew. (Tasted: August 29, 2020, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "\u00a0In typical Penfolds style, this Cab, Shiraz blend is a rich, polished wine lacquered in high-end oak. Lurking beneath the barrel-driven furniture polish, mocha and spice notes is a plush layer of berry fruit and a minty,\u00a0herbal nuance. The alcohol shows some warmth on the gauzy palate while woody tannins cinch the fruit. A wine for chewing rather than sipping, this will requite a mega amount of protein and several years in cellar. Drink 2023\u20132035.\u00a0", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Patrimony Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/patrimony-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/769517", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Adelaida District, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$279", "notes": "This wine definitely qualifies as the most elegant PATRIMONY Cabernet to date. The longer hanging on the vine provides a great tannin structure while maintaining Freshness. The nose is layered and complex, exploding with chocolate, cooked blackberries, violets, cedar and cigar box. On the palate, crushed stones give it a dimension rarely seen in a new world wine. The fruit is pure and potent yet very fine while being accompanied with a kaleidoscope of flavor ranging from blueberries, blackberries, dulce de leche and a touch of rose petal while having a very mineral and floral note. This wine will show its potential after it ages in the bottle for several years. With an immense structure, this will age and improve for decades.", "reviews": [{"author": "Tasting Panel", "review": "With a prolonged hang time \u2013 and the latest harvest to date on Daou Mountain \u2013 this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is not only concentrated, but silky and ultra-generous in fruit and aromatics. The dazzling texture of Devil\u2019s Food cake, boysenberry preserves, offers a most sensual mouthfeel that is more of a caress than a grip. The wine\u2019s inherent calcareous nature weaves its chalky minerality through a field of violets and sweet tobacco. Aged 30 months in an assortment of high end French oak barrels, with extra tight grain and a medium-long toast.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Patrimony is an extraordinarily long, layered and pure Cabernet Sauvignon. Made entirely from free-run juice and aged 30 months in new French oak barrels, it offers stunning aromatics: blueberry and blackberry preserves are accented by garrigue, wildflowers and meaty tones, with pure wafts of mint chocolate. The palate has a bursting sensation from its fresh acidity and chocolaty tannins, driving you to take another sip. It's everything it promised from barrel, and it can be expected to gain complexity in bottle over the next 20+ years.Rating: 98(+)", "rating": "98"}]}
{"name": "Quintessa 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/quintessa-2018/780485", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Rutherford, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$209", "notes": "The 2018 Quintessa is a wine of perfect harmony, with deep flavors and elegant layers that are apparent even from a young age. Intense aromas of cassis, black cherry, and raspberry intermingle with savory notes of sage and thyme; the 2018 Quintessa continues to unfold as notes of dark chocolate, graphite and fresh tobacco mingle with the fresh fruit. Precise and dense, the wine shows supple tannin that play with flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, and crushed rocks. The 2018 Quintessa has a perfect balance of fresh acidity followed by bright fruit and minerality at the finish that portends unparalleled aging potential.\nBlend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Carmen\u00e9re, 1% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is beautifully polished with firm, dusty tannins to the blue fruit, as well as chocolate and cedar character. Some much earthier character, too, from mushrooms to bark. Forest flowers. Perfumed. It\u2019s full-bodied with round tannins and a soft, creamy finish. Some iron and iodine to this. So attractive at the finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. ", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This is an exceptional vintage of this exceptional wine, its foundation built around 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, with dustings of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Beautiful in berry fruit, textured and refined tannin and hints of lavender, licorice and sage, it has complexity and energy in equal measure, lengthy and beautifully focused, a truly impressive achievement of site, vintage and winemaker.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Quintessa (Cabernet Sauvignon) sashays out with cr\u00e8me de cassis, blackberry preserves and redcurrant jelly scents, plus wafts of dark chocolate, anise and lavender with a touch of tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, elegantly styled and stunningly energetic, it has a fine-grained texture and long, fragrant finish.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "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 Carmen\u00e8re. ", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "CADE Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/cade-howell-mountain-estate-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/786280", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.6", "price": "$119", "notes": "The resulting wine is fantastic with aromas of clove, cranberry, raspberry, coffee, cinnamon, black pepper, and coco nibs. Gloriously pure notes of boysenberry, graphite, blackberry, coffee, and dark chocolate soar from the glass and cascade over the palate. The wine is full-bodied, with an opulent, velvety texture, pure, rich with firm tannins and bold structure that is classic Howell Mountain.Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon,\u00a06% Malbec,\u00a04% Merlot,\u00a03% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate comes all from the estate on Howell Mountain and is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, and the balance Merlot and Petit Verdot. More blue fruits, bay leaf, candied violets, orange blossom, and floral notes emerge from this full-bodied beauty, which reveals a rounded, sexy texture, polished tannins, and a great finish. Give bottles just a few years in the cellar and it's going to keep for 15+.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 CADE Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon shows impressive and long-lasting concentration. TASTING NOTES: This wine gushes with aromas and flavors of black fruit and toasty oak. Enjoy it with a grilled ribeye and freshly-picked garden vegetables. (Tasted: October 5, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This has both grippy mountain fruit characteristics as well as a sleekness, with racy-edged black currant, fig and blackberry fruit lined with bramble, apple wood and licorice snap notes. Features a strong finishing kick of fruit at the end, too. Best from 2023 through 2035.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Ornellaia 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/ornellaia-2018/730737", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$260", "notes": "With its usual deep ruby-red color, Ornellaia 2018 features a lively and intense aromatic expression, a distinctive mark of the vintage. Red fruits, citrus notes, hints of liquorice and Mediterranean scrub combine to form its profile. With the first taste it is enveloping and all its components well-balanced: the tannins, both dense and silky in texture, fill the palate with elegance and precision. The finish is lifted by a distinct tangy vein that enhances the sensation of freshness and persistence.Blend: 51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "So aromatic and complex with blackcurrants, blueberries, fresh violets and lavender on the nose. Some graphite and iodine, too. Medium to full body with firm, chewy tannins that are polished and refined, yet the palate is so long and refined. This is an Ornellaia with strength in elegance. Try after 2025", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "This is such a charismatic wine, abundant and packed full of flavour while refined and precise. The palate has barely-there tannins that glide across the tongue underpinned by milk chocolate, leather, almost-sour cherries, blackcurrants and liquorice spicing. Freshness and persistence balanced by density and silkiness. Fermentation in oak barrels 70% new and 30% once used, then transferred to barriques for 18 months. After the first 12 months of maturation the wine is assembled and returned to barriques for an additional 6 months before being bottled and aged again for 12 months prior to release. A blend of 51% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Complex, sophisticated and harmonious, this pure red is marked by black currant, black cherry, cedar, iron and light spice flavors. Bright and focused, with refined tannins emerging on the spice-tinged finish. Discreet and stylish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2023 through 2040.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is complete and seamlessly stitched together with extreme care and precision. This is an almost technical blend of Merlot (at 50% of the blend for the first time), 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot that offers a true sense of wholeness and consistency that speaks to the blending expertise and experience of the winemaking team. Finding harmony among the various vinous components of the wine was especially important in this vintage that prized early-ripening grapes like Merlot over the others. Blackberry and dried cherry segue to spice, tar, campfire ash and more sweet fruit. We're off to a great start, and this vintage of Ornellaia is surely destined to flesh out and grow more complex with age.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "The 2018 Ornellaia is smooth and velvety, its plum and blackcurrant flavors enriched by layers of dark chocolate and warm spice. The flavors gain depth and richness with air, buoyed by cool acidity and tinges of fresh herbs. Polished and elegant, with impressive balance and intensity, it promises to be a long-lived version of this classic Bordeaux-style blend.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/produttori-del-barbaresco-barbaresco-2017/688167", "varietal": "Nebbiolo", "location": "Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$48", "notes": "Scent of spices, pepper and black cherries with ripe red fruit and spicy flavors with a balanced tannic finish.Pair with fesh pasta, meat dishes, particularly lamb and feathered game, mild cheeses.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2017 Barbaresco, sourced from 100 hectares and 54 growers, was aged for 24 months in large oak casks. It offers layers of aromatics woven together with tar, forested earth, dried cherry, and sweet tobacco. The palate is ripe and pure, with raspberry leather, tea leaf, and blood orange. It is mouth-filling, with fruit that is long and persistent, fine tannins, and a lifted finish. Finessed and elegant, the 2017 is drinking beautifully now and will continue to drink well over the next 15 years. 2021-2036.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2017 Barbaresco shows just how appealing this vintage can be. In 2017, the warm, dry growing season gave the Barbaresco an extra kick of richness that fills out its frame and adds so much immediacy. Sweet red berry fruit, cinnamon, rose petal and mint are open in the glass, but it is the wine\u2019s seductive radiance that wins the day. Pora, Ovello, Montestefano, Muncagota and Rio Sordo are the main vineyards used for the straight Barbaresco. The 2017 is such an inviting and expressive wine. Don\u2019t miss it!", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "The Produttori del Barbaresco lost about 20 percent of their crop in the 2017 growing season due to frost and hail in the spring and a long drought in the summer, but what remained gave a fresh and exuberant wine packed with flavors of vibrant red cherry and zesty notes of orange peel. The Produttori typically offer one of the best quality-price ratios for Barbaresco, and the exciting 2017 version is no exception.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A beam of cherry introduces this lithe red, shaded by tar, eucalyptus, white pepper and earth notes. This is dense, with the tannins leaving a firm impression on the finish. Best from 2024 through 2037.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Underbrush, powdered mint and balsamic notes of camphor segue over to the full-bodied palate along with dried cherry, star anise and toasted hazelnut. Taut, fine-grained tannins provide support. This shows the heat of the vintage so drink sooner rather than later to capture the remaining fruit and freshness.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Cheval Blanc 2005", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-cheval-blanc-2005/96146", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$1,199", "notes": "The 1998 vintage of this wine was ranked #2 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2001Chateau Cheval Blanc produces a wine that has the ability to taste excellent at any age. It is in fact one of the most consistent wines in the world. Its subtlety and perfect harmony give Cheval Blanc its hallmark, combining power and elegance at the same time.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2005 from Cheval Blanc is a quintessentially elegant, beautiful, deep bluish/ruby-colored wine from St.-Emilion, with raspberry, blueberry, and floral notes, impressive density, great precision, freshness and purity. Full-bodied, but extremely light on its feet, I don\u2019t mean to gush, but it is super-intense, rich and just so meticulously crafted! This is another fabulous wine and a perfect expression for this vintage. It is difficult to forget the gorgeous blueberry and raspberry fruit, full body, sweet tannin, a multi-layered texture, and purity and palate presence of this stunning wine. Drink it over the next 20 years. P.S. In 2005, this was 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "A magical showing, the 2005 Cheval Blanc is a powerful, deep, incredibly massive wine by this estate\u2019s standards, yet it nevertheless never loses a sense of elegance, purity, and finesse. Bombastic notes of cassis, flowery incense, tobacco leaf, and dried soil all flow to a full-bodied red that has sweet, integrated tannins, a beautiful mid-palate, flawless balance, and a huge finish. It\u2019s drinking shockingly well today, and my money is on it continuing to show this way for another three decades.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This has a fabulous nose of black fruit, dark chocolate, nuts, and spices. It\u2019s pretty much perfect. Full bodied, with beautiful fine tannins reminiscent of cashmere. A long, long finish rounds out this beautiful wine. Please don\u2019t touch this until 2020. Find the wine!", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This is really gorgeous on the nose, with blackberry, mineral, light vanilla bean and milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is racy and very beautiful. The tannins coat the palate, but leave a provoking impression. A Cheval for long-term aging. Best after 2017.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Plump, padded and comfortable is the initial impression. But this is also finely structured and dense, with tannins that are sweet, flavors of dark chocolate to go with the roundness and the enticing Cabernet Franc perfumes. In all, this is a great wine, with considerable aging potential, but with enough sweet fruit to make it attractive now.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "The aristocracy of St-Emilion coasts on nonchalant power, with the grandeur you would expect from this site on the edge of Pomerol's sacred plateau. Part voluptuous, part lean, this has a layering of flavor that could fill a writer's notebook with the earthy, meaty and spicy directions of its complexities. It's distinguished by an exact ripeness, so that the Bretty funk that might eat a lesser wine is merely a way into the cool limestone architecture, a tannic underground cellar that will sustain the fresh fruit. For the ages.", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Orin Swift Cellars 8 Years in the Desert 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/orin-swift-cellars-8-years-in-the-desert-2020/877423", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.8", "price": "$50", "notes": "Bright violet in the glass, the 2020 8 Years in the Desert is the epitome of our style, the reason we are even here in the first place. As it\u2019s being poured, the aromatics hit squarely on the nose with a perception of sweetness: pure brambly raspberry juice and blueberry preserves with a hint of white pepper and High Sierra forest floor. Yet, the perceived sweetness on the nose is just that, perceived, and doesn\u2019t carry through to the palate. Lush and enveloping with a beam of acidity, notes of blackberry pie, plum and kirsch flourish. Ultra-round tannins and lingering raspberry, the wine finishes in slow-motion.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Beringer Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/beringer-knights-valley-reserve-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/735491", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$70", "notes": "Deep garnet-ruby in color, the 2018 Knights Valley Reserve invites with deep aromas of black cherries and kirsch lifted with a touch of blue flowers and mint. Concentrated flavors of black currant, blackberries and cassis coat the palate with notes of warm spices, vanilla and mocha. This is a bold Cabernet richly textured with polished tannins, focused in crushed dark fruit, and underlain with a fine tension that extends the long, earthy finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Baked-blueberry, spiced-cherry, praline and vanilla aromas. Some gravel and pine undertones. It\u2019s full-bodied with firm, tight tannins. Creamy and supple with seamless fruit and hazelnut layers. Sleek and polished tannins. Best From 2022.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Reserve is a beauty and is all Cabernet brought up in 51% new French oak, which is on the lower end for this estate. Its deep purple color is followed by a classic, nicely structured Knights Valley Cabernet with lots of savory red and black fruits, loamy earth, tobacco leaf, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. With beautiful richness and mid-palate depth, ripe yet present tannins, and outstanding length, it\u2019s going to drink nicely for 10-15 years.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Latour (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2000", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-latour-15-liter-magnum-2000/138409", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pauillac, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$2,799", "notes": "Impressive deep, dark color. The wine has powerful, balanced structure. The dense structures and the unique qualities of the tannins may be superior to those of the '96 and '90 vintage. The balance of the wine combines class, rigor, complexity and great finesse in the fruit.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A young wine that electrifies every taste bud in your mouth. Compacted aromas of crushed currants and minerals, with roses and lilacs. Full-bodied, with masses of silky, refined tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Stunning. Best Latour since 1990.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "atour has made truly great wines in the past two decades\u2014and this is one of the best. It has fabulous aromas of black truffles, currants, raspberry and dried flowers. Mind-blowing on the palate, it\u2019s an emotional and soulful red.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This is such an expressive wine, with elegance a major factor in its character. It is certainly huge, rich and dense. But there is much more to it. You can peel layers of fruit and tannins away, and still never get to the end of the wine\u2019s complexity. At every stage of its life, it will reveal a new character, but for now it is dominated by powerful tannins and huge, black, fruit.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Hard not to be impressed by the sheer power and muscle on display in this Latour, very much archetypal of the estate at this time, seven years into Fran\u00e7ois Pinault's tenure, with the team under director Frederic Engerer (he arrived in 1995, becoming director in 1998) doing everything they could do concentrate flavours, increase precision and texture. This is beautifully layered, with truffle-laced dark chocolate, espresso, tar and tight cassis flavours and exerts a powerful grip that is clearly going nowhere over the coming decades. A little less nuanced perhaps than today's Latour but this has 3% Petit Verdot that completes the blend. 48% of the overall crop in this wine.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "2000 saw a warm, dry July and August with a small amount of rain from mid-September onward. Composed of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2000 Latour has a deep garnet color and is showing a good amount of evolution, sporting mature notes of fried exotic spices, hoisin, unsmoked cigars and fruitcake with hints of incense, potpourri, cast iron pan and charcuterie. Medium-bodied, soft, plush and savory in the mouth, it has a long, mineral-tinged finish. 14,000 cases were made this year, representing 48% of production.", "rating": "97"}]}
{"name": "Hall Coeur Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/hall-coeur-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/706573", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "St. Helena, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.9", "price": "$70", "notes": "Deep purple in color, this Cabernet Sauvignon has a powerful nose of ripe, brambly fruit balanced with sweet oak. The wine has refreshing acidity and layers of dark blackberry, black plum, and cherry. The finish is long and lively with ripe tannins.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Herbal, earthy and Old World in style, this full-bodied wine is savory and softly integrated in tannin and oak. Complex structure accentuates a core of lengthy intensity that leads to closing notes of black pepper, tobacco leaf and clove.\u00a0", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2017 Hall Coeur Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent wine. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows up with lovely aromas and flavors of black fruit and oak. Pair it with oven-baked short ribs. (Tasted: January 11, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Gaja Sperss Barolo 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/gaja-sperss-barolo-2017/889874", "varietal": "Nebbiolo", "location": "Barolo, Piedmont, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$329", "notes": "Sperss is a term affectionately used to denote nostalgia for precious things lost with time \u2013 a homage to the origins of the winery and the generations who built it. The wine is a garnet color. On the nose, delicate berry notes cede to red orange, anise and the native summer black truffle. The wine displays a vertical lift, reticent tannins and a very long finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "From the estate\u2019s property in Serralunga d\u2019Alba, the 2017 Barolo Sperss is fresh with pine, perfectly ripe cherry, leather, and aniseed. It has classic Serralunga structure without being imposing, with ripe up-front fruit of dried raspberry as well as tea leaf, and refreshing acidity on the finish. It is layered with depth, but is remarkably drinkable now. This is a beautiful wine to finish out the Gaja lineup. Drink 2022-2042.Rating: 98+", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Very intense aromas of roasted hazelnuts with dried flowers, tar and fruit. Full-bodied and very tight with a solid core of chewy yet refined tannins, this is a classically proportioned Barolo that displays superb structure and length. A thoroughly great wine. Try after 2025.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Following so quickly after the celestial 2016 vintage, this Gaja 2017 Barolo Sperss shows muscle and brawn; however, the Conteisa holds its own in terms of aromatic complexity. With fruit from Serralunga d'Alba, that added concentration and determination are expected, especially in a hot and dry vintage such as 2017. Here you get dark cherry fruit with cassis and wild plum. There are also floral aromas that veer toward red rose more than they do violets or blue flowers. And, of course, you get some of those iron-rich or mineral notes of rusty nail or iron that are often associated with Sperss.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "In 2017, according to Rossana Gaja, Sperss was picked almost a month after the start of the harvest on 18 September. Coming from Serralunga, this interpretation of Barolo exhibits a dark profile of earthy tones and chocolate, with graceful jam-like cherry, orange peel and violet. Thick and extracted on the mid-palate with crisp acidity, the structure is perfectly woven into its restrained plummy fruits and liquorice finish. It's not showing much poise at present, but clearly has a long life ahead. Drinking Window 2021 - 2040.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A fluid style, this red displays cherry, raspberry, currant, earth and tobacco flavors. Iron and tar accents join in as the dense swath of tannins adds closure. Overall, this is light on its feet, intense and lively, hanging together nicely. Best from 2025 through 2048.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Lemelson Thea's Select Pinot Noir 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/lemelson-theas-select-pinot-noir-2018/780790", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Willamette Valley, Oregon", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.8", "price": "$34", "notes": "As the house cuvee, Thea\u2019s Selection is a blend of fruit sourced from all seven of their organic, estate vineyards that span three different Willamette Valley AVAs. As such, it is a wonderful representation of the vintage across all of their sites. The nose is inviting with blueberry and blackberry fruit that is nuanced by subtle spice notes of black licorice, black tea, cinnamon and graham cracker. The rich, silky tannins give in to a long and robust finish that leaves the taste of black cherries and dark chocolate lingering on the palate.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Cherries, watermelon, stewed strawberries, mocha and nutmeg on the nose. It\u2019s medium-bodied with powdery tannins and spicy, cedary character. Polished. Drink now or hold.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "Dark red. Cherry and black raspberry scents are accompanied by emerging spice and floral accents. Round and subtly sweet, offering juicy red and dark berry and spicecake flavors that deepen steadily through the back half. Closes long and smooth, with repeating spiciness, a hint of licorice and subtle tannic grip. Best after 2023.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Continuum 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/continuum-2019/929908", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$294", "notes": "The 2019 Continuum showcases the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc to date revealing the volcanic site and native attributes of Sage Mountain Vineyard. A lively and expressive nose with lifted red fruit, hibiscus and delicate floral notes. The plush entry on the palate reveals concentrated dark fruit, and youthful black mulberry interweaving with layers of savory wild herb, exotic spice and graphite. The 2019 Continuum\u2019s mountain fruit expression is enveloped by a supple and silky texture with velvety fine tannins and ferrous minerality. Pleasing all the way though- the 2019 Continuum is an elevated and lush dance of power and grace on the palate.\u00a0Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% MerlotWatch a tasting to celebrate 100 years in wine and an unbroken string of 100 harvests with The Mondavi Family! 2019 Continuum is a singularly significant vintage marking the 100th harvest for the families of Tim and Marcia Mondavi. Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn leads this special tasting with Tim Mondavi, Carissa Mondavi and Brian Mondavi Borger. Watch the tasting here.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Blackberries, dark wet soil and blackcurrants. Graphite, too. So aromatic. Pure fruit. Full-bodied with superbly polished, fine tannins that draw you down through the center of palate. Extremely layered and the texture is so curated, giving wonderful persistence. Real plushness and fine, velvety texture. 50% cabernet sauvignon, 37% cabernet franc, 7% petit verdot and 6% merlot. Better after 2026.", "rating": "99"}]}
{"name": "Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/leonetti-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/953881", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$145", "notes": "Inky depth of color. A classic and timeless Cabernet nose sporting notes of ripe blackberry and marionberry, cassis, dried herbs, olive tapenade, cedar, vanilla, and coffee. The palate is balanced with bright acidity and sings with notes of plum, black cherry and baking spices. The tannins are beautifully elegant in this vintage and the wine rewards with a very soft and long finish.Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Chateau Lafite Rothschild (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-lafite-rothschild-futures-pre-sale-2020/748143", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pauillac, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$709", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Rather ethereal and so refined with finesse, focus and brightness that provides incredible energy and pedigree. It\u2019s full-bodied with ultra fine tannins that go on and on. Superb presence with tannins that melt into the wine. This is 12.8%. I love the wine. Lots of dark fruit and fresh tobacco. Lead pencil, too. 92% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot and 1% petit verdot. Barrel Sample: 99-100", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2020 Ch\u00e2teau Lafite-Rothschild checks in as 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot brought up in roughly 90% or more of new French oak. It's a deep, inky-hued Lafite boasting incredible notes of cr\u00e8me de cassis, lead pencil shavings, graphite, crushed stone, and gravelly earth-like minerality. Full-bodied and beautifully balanced, with terrific purity of fruit, it has ripe tannins, a layered, seamless mouthfeel, and a great, great finish. It should surpass the 2015 and 2017 and be in the same realm as the 2018 and 2019. Despite its richness and depth, it hit just 12.8% alcohol, with an IPT of 72 and a pH of 3.5. It\u2019s going to be just about immortal.Barrel Sample: 97-99", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This is a complete wine, with its layers of fruit and tannin in total harmony. Concentration comes easily backed by a palate that shows salinity, as well as impressive black currant fruits. The wine is certainly destined for long-term aging. Barrel Sample: 97-99", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Displaying a deep purple-black color, the 2020 Lafite Rothschild takes a little swirling and coaxing to unlock scents of freshly crushed blackcurrants, boysenberries and spiced plums, followed by emerging nuances of red roses, raspberry preserves, underbrush and unsmoked cigars, with a waft of cedar chest. The medium-bodied palate is an exercise in elegance and finesse, featuring tightly wound layers of red and black berries and loads of mineral sparks, framed by finely grained tannins and well-poised tension, finishing with fantastic length and the most stunning perfume. Magnificent achievement. Barrel Sample: 96-98", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "This is pretty much as close to entirely Cabernet Sauvignon as Bordeaux gets (92%) and yet it has an incredibly fine, gentle richness to the tannins. They build up pretty quickly though, so that by the end of the palate you start to feel the closing in and tightening, deftly underscoring how well this will age. The kaleidoscope of flavours and aromatics that Lafite does so well is fully on display, nothing trying too hard, a velvet texture to the tannins where the cassis fruit, earth, crushed stone and graphite is held in from beginning to end. Impressive that even in dry vintages like 2020 with the real concerns over global warming, the top Bordeaux estates can still produce wines of this quality. Barrel Sample: 97", "rating": "97"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Margaux 2010", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-margaux-2010/122451", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Margaux, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$999", "notes": "Unbelievable as it may sound, Ch\u00e2teau Margaux 2010 is at least as great a vintage as 2009. Once again, the Cabernet Sauvignon made the most of this very dry and cool year. With as much as 90% in the blend, the Cabernet makes the wine, providing it with exceptional aromatic finesse, restrained power and subtle freshness. Ch\u00e2teau Margaux 2010 is sheer magic \u2013 think classic, with a twist. Classic indeed, thanks to its purity, finesse and soft and refreshing finish. Add to these qualities astonishing aromatic complexity and outstanding power and the result is an exceptional year. Technology and stringent selection make it a \u201cmodern\u201d wine, while its magnitude and charm ensure a timeless Ch\u00e2teau Margaux vintage. This 2010 is beyond the realms of time and fickle fashions.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This was phenomenal from barrel and remains so. The aromas are spellbinding. It smells like a bouquet of pink roses and then goes to currants, berries and citrus. Full body, with wonderfully refined tannins. It starts discretely and then grows to different levels and dimensions like a slow but big high tide. The texture is so beautiful. Try it in 2020 or beyond.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Liquid velvet, with stunning length and a caressing mouthfeel, as layers of creamed plum, blackberry coulis and steeped black currant fruit glides along, seamlessly intertwined with black tea, mulled blood orange, incense and lilac. Hints of mesquite and alder hang subtly in the background, and the structure, evident and massive, has melded wonderfully.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Ch\u00e2teau Margaux features notions of minted blackcurrants, new leather and Black Forest cake with nuances of saut\u00e9ed herbs, tar, underbrush and wild fungi plus a waft of cedar. Full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness supporting the taut, muscular fruit, finishing long and earthy. Rating: 98+", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "A great wine that is just starting out. The high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend gives the structured, black currant character. Dark chocolate and layers of wood are forward, revealing how young the wine is. And then the fruit, so rich and powerful, brings deliciousness to the firm, dense structure. Cellar Selection.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Reminding me slightly of the 1996 (and maybe the 2019) with its purity and precision, the 2010 Ch\u00e2teau Margaux offers a classic bouquet of red and black currants, green tobacco, sandalwood, spring flowers, and lead pencil shavings. Rich, full-bodied, and beautifully concentrated on the palate, with ripe tannin and integrated yet notable acidity, this is as classic and regal as Margaux gets, and while it has a terrific sweetness of fruit and ripeness to its tannins, it needs another 4-5 years to hit true prime time and is going to evolve for another 30 years or more.", "rating": "98"}]}
{"name": "Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1999", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/harlan-estate-15-liter-magnum-1999/524154", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Oakville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$2,999", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "An exceptional wine. Fragrant, with plenty of plum, black cherry, cedar and spice aromas. On the palate, it's silky smooth, elegant and fresh, yet packed with complex layers of blackberry, cassis, chocolate, coffee, anise, sage, thyme and cherry flavors. Marked by an exquisite textural elegance and harmonious balance, it displays a fine blend of firm, supple tannins and appropriate acidty that support great length on the finish.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Taut and slow to unfold, with green and black olive, savory herb and mocha flavors, unfolding with layers of currant, plum, espresso bean and mineral, followed by an impressive finish. From a cool year.--Non-blind Harlan retrospective (2010). Drink now through 2022. 1,700 cases made.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 1999 Harlan Estate (1,700 cases) reveals moderately intense aromatics of sweet vanilla, menthol, espresso, chocolate, and cassis. The wine is medium to full-bodied, suave, and elegant. It is more restrained and not as intense as previous vintages, reflecting 1999's cool growing season. Nevertheless, this is still an outstanding wine. The finish is long, elegant, and Bordeaux-like. It is not as prodigious as the Harlans produced between 1991 and 1998. I would rank it behind all those wines.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Giulia Negri La Tartufaia Barolo 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/giulia-negri-la-tartufaia-barolo-2017/830527", "varietal": "Nebbiolo", "location": "Barolo, Piedmont, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$66", "notes": "La Tartufaia is a divinely atmospheric truffle forest in the heart of La Morra where Giulia\u2019s vineyards run parallel. The wines produced here, from clay-rich soil, are textbook examples of classically structured Barolo typical of the area. Rounded tannins, salty minerality, and pure Nebbiolo fruit make this wine an essential selection for any cellar, especially in such a stellar vintage.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Justin Isosceles 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/justin-isosceles-2018/772000", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$79", "notes": "Full-bodied with ripe black cherry and blackcurrant fruit complemented with baking spice and oak notes on entry. Sustained fruit and spice are joined by savory autumn leaf, cedar and leather on the mid-palate with mouth filling, fine tannins that lead into a long, complex and balanced finish with attractive fruit, spice, cedar and subtle camphor notes. The 2018 vintage of Isosceles is a rare mix of boldness and finesse that makes it a great pairing with similarly gifted dishes like a classic herb crusted roasted rack of lamb, a grilled prime ribeye steak, or the exquisite cheeseburgers with tomato, arugula, bacon jam and chive aioli.Blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9%, Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/clos-du-caillou-chateauneuf-du-pape-reserve-2019/746141", "varietal": "Rhone Red Blends", "location": "Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$220", "notes": "Deep color with black reflections and velvet nuances. On the nose, we have a lot finesse and intensity with notes of Tonka beans andcocoa, spices note of Sichuan pepper, oregano and woody aromas of cigar. On the palate, we have a wonderful sensation of smoothness and finesse of the aromas like quince confit, saut\u00e9ed pineapple, wild strawberries, wild blackberries. We feel also the thyme and rosemary. And also coffee notes and black chocolate. La R\u00e9serve reveals itself better and better all along the tasting.A very complex wine.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Lastly, and a perfect wine, the 2019 Ch\u00e2teauneuf Du Pape Reserve is a 60/40 split of Grenache and Mourv\u00e8dre that\u2019s brought up in demi-muids. It shows the vintage\u2019s ripe, sexy, yet also concentrated and powerful style, offering full-bodied aromas and flavors of red and blue fruits, Proven\u00e7al herbs, pepper, and violets. Possessing sensational elegance, perfect balance, and ripe, polished tannins, it\u2019s always the more aristocratic, classy, seamless wine compared to the more exuberant, overflowing with character Les Quartz release. This matches the otherworldly 2001, 2007, 2010, and 2016.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Captivating spice-led nose, this is a lithe, dynamic and athletic style of Ch\u00e2teauneuf. Very well balanced and focused with great aromatic precision. The alcohol is gently warming on the finish but this is nonetheless just gorgeous. Grown on sand in lieux-dits La Guigasse and Pignan, destemmed, fermented in tronconic vats then matured mostly in demi-muid and a 10% portion in amphora for 14 months.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve is a full-bodied, velvety-textured wine loaded with dark fruit. Predomiantly black cherries, but with hints of licorice and dark chocolate, it's ripe, rich and clearly loaded with potential\u2014but does it come across as slightly overdone when compared to some of the mythic vintages of this wine, or will it gain elegance during the rest of its elevage?Range: (95-97)+", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Fresh and very pure, with a racy-edged set of cassis, bitter cherry and rooibos tea notes streaming through, supported underneath by very fine chalky minerality and dried garrigue accents. Features a nice echo of anise at the every end, as the fruit and savory elements sail through in harmony. Very stylish. Grenache and Syrah. Best from 2023 through 2038.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "The deep nose of licorice, tobacco leaf and dried cherry pulls you into this very concentrated and beautifully crafted Chateauneuf, the fine and suave tannin carrying the silky finish a long way out there. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Sena 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/sena-2019/794208", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Aconcagua Valley, Chile", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$150", "notes": "A deep, bright ruby red color with purple hues, Se\u00f1a 2019 shows complexity on the nose with red and black fruits aromas and a distinctive freshness. Several layers of aromatics deliver suggestions of pepper, dill and rosemary alongside coffee beans, pastries and vanilla. On the palate Se\u00f1a shows blueberry pie and cassis cream notes whilst brimming with fresh-picked red and black fruits. Se\u00f1a 2019 is a very elegant wine, with great structure, complexity and depth \u2013 with notable freshness and polished tannins.\nBlend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec, 15% Carmenere, 4% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Se\u00f1a was produced with a Bordeaux blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec, 15% Carmenere and 4% Petit Verdot with the Chilean character of the high percentage of Carmenere. Most of the volume fermented in stainless steel with some 10% in concrete vats, and the final blend matured for 22 months in French oak barrels, 80% of them new, and 10% in Stockinger vats. It's 13.5% alcohol and has good acidity and freshness, coming through as medium-bodied, elegant and balanced. This is incredibly elegant, subtle and harmonious even at this early stage. It has floral aromas, notes of orange peel, a touch of creamy sweet spices and great freshness. The palate is medium-bodied, seamless and pure, with pungent flavors and a soft texture. It's long, clean, defined and super tasty. I feel this wine is getting better and better by the vintage. The grapes were picked quite early, and that helped to contain the ripeness and seems to have been a great decision. There was also an exception in the Panquehue zone where the Se\u00f1a vines are, where the summer was cooler than the average, so quite different to many other regions in Chile.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Such beautiful aromas of crushed berries, currants, walnuts, allspice and nutmeg follow through to a full body with tight, ultra fine tannins that provide length and intensity. A finish of slightly dried cherries with wet earth, slate and stone. Chewy and fine-grained. A wine with soul and length. Give it time. Drink after 2025.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "The twenty-fifth vintage of a wine first made in 1995 by the Mondavi and Chadwick families is one of Francisco Baettig\u2019s best editions yet: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec, 15% Carmenere and Petit Verdot aged for 22 months in French oak (10% in foudres). The nose offers redcurrant, blackberry, and cherry over a bed of sweet spices, cedar and peppers. Dense core and firm grip, it needs to be decanted or left in the bottle for a while longer.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2019 Se\u00f1a 25 A\u00f1os is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec, 15% Carm\u00e9n\u00e8re and 4% Petit Verdot from Aconcagua Costa. The wine was aged for 22 months, 10% in foudres and the rest in French barrels. A vivid purple in hue, the complex, subtle nose opens up gradually, delivering layer after layer of blackcurrants. Touches of sweet and sour cherry, a twist of raspberry, sweet spices and notes from the aging process, such as nutmeg and cedar, fill the palate. Relaxed in the mouth, the 2019 Se\u00f1a begins with a juicy, well-integrated freshness that feels light as silk, accompanied by extremely finely grained yet young tannins that sculpt the flow, promising excellent aging potential. The finish lingers long, repeating aromas of blackcurrant and sour cherry.", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Brewer-Clifton Machado Pinot Noir 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/brewer-clifton-machado-pinot-noir-2018/972407", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$73", "notes": "Aromas of cherry, rhubarb, mint with flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, allspice.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2018 Pinot Noir Machado is pure class, showing beautiful purity of fruit as well as classic Sta. Rita Hills complexity and spice. Lots of raspberry, strawberry, spring flowers, forest floor, spice, and just a touch of seaside-like iodine all emerge from the glass. It's a wonderfully complete, balanced, seamless 2018 that does everything right.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Joyous and aromatically arresting scents of creamy black cherry, black raspberry, licorice and black cardamom grab hold of the nose and don't waver on this bottling. Deep and dark fruit flavors mix with hints of dank herb, tarragon and even cannabis on the palate, where the acidity is penetrating and persistent.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Pinot Noir Machado has a medium ruby color and deep, layered aromas of pure violet, garrigue, laurel, aniseed and forest floor, seamlessly accenting a core of black and red berries. The palate is medium-bodied with loads of lift and silkiness, elegantly fruited and with a long, ethereal finish. 675 cases produced.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Complex, with lithe minerality and rich savoriness to the concentrated raspberry, red plum and currant flavors, backed by crunchy acidity. Delicate and well-spiced on the pure-tasting finish. Drink now through 2026.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Fattoria La Fiorita Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/fattoria-la-fiorita-brunello-di-montalcino-riserva-2015/780371", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$125", "notes": "Fattoria La Fiorita Brunello Riserva is a selection of grapes from a single vineyard. Not made each year, these perfect Sangiovese has a similar winemaking and aging process as the Brunello. The ideal maturity of the tannins from the skins will carry, with time, a complex contrast between structure and elegance. The minimum required of ageing time is 6 years before release. Going further, kept in a private cellar , these Riservas will reveal a unique longevity of freshness.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This rich red is energetic and balanced, saturated with black cherry, plum and mineral flavors. Accents of wild rosemary and sage chime in as this remains fresh and long on the iron and underbrush aftertaste. Best from 2024 through 2045.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "This Riserva from La Fiorita boasts a full and generous style with pretty richness, concentration and ample intensity. This pretty wine really does hit those 2015 vintage expectations dead on. The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva offers plush fruit and good softness with cherry, cassis, spice, potting soil and candied orange peel. There is balanced intensity here with Sangiovese purity that cedes to lightly toasted aromas.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of plums and berries with flowers and dried meat. It\u2019s full-bodied with round, juicy tannins and an extremely polished and beautiful finish. Hints of walnut and spice at the end, not to mention ash. Very attractive to taste now, but better after 2025.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/belle-glos-las-alturas-vineyard-pinot-noir-2019/701786", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.8", "price": "$55", "notes": "Deep garnet in color with an aromatic medley of black cherry, marionberry, ripe plum and a hint of anise. Dark fruit on the palate with flavors of wild berries, caramelized oak and cacao nibs complemented by subtle notes of vanilla, cedar and a hint of lavender and forest floor. Rich and unrestrained, this wine\u2019s abundant fruit is beautifully balanced by firm acidity and layers of red and black fruit.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Firm lines of graphite and loamy earth streak through the opulent aromas of black plum and dried violet on the nose of this brooding Pinot Noir. The palate is a whirlwind of exuberance, as leathery tannins wrap around more graphite minerality, dried violet and lavender, stewed plum and a touch of bittersweet cocoa on the finish.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2019 Pinot Noir Las Alturas captures all the signatures of the Belle Glos style and yet has quite a bit of freshness too. That makes for a compelling Pinot for readers who enjoy big, large-scaled wines. Sweet spice, rose petal, lavender and spice are nicely kicked up here. Best after 2023", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Belle Glos Las Alturas Pinot Noir offers a full-flavored experience on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits attractive and substantive aromas and flavors of ripe fruit and oak. Serve it with a juicy, well-marbled, grilled ribeye. (Tasted: December 21, 2020, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Sur de los Andes Reserva Cabernet Franc 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/sur-de-los-andes-reserva-cabernet-franc-2017/743121", "varietal": "Cabernet Franc", "location": "Mendoza, Argentina", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.9", "price": "$34", "notes": "This high elevation Cabernet Franc from Mendoza packs on the flavors of wild blackberry jam, cherries and ripe strawberries. Aged in French oak, this rich red is loaded with jammy cassis and blueberry flavors, woven together with layers of floral and cedar notes.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Jammy black plum and blackberry aromas include hints of oak, varietal spice and herbal notes. A healthy palate is flush and supported by easygoing tannins. Mixed black fruit flavors come with a touch of Cabernet Franc's noted herbal character, while this feels steady and smooth on the finish.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "An attractive, stony edge to the ripe mulberry and cherry aromas here. The palate has a very smooth feel with plush, fleshy texture and fresh, tangy red-berry flavors. Softens at the finish. Drink now.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Vineyard 29 Cru Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/vineyard-29-cru-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/725035", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.6", "price": "$75", "notes": "The 2018 CRU Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon holds nothing back upon opening. Grilled meat, cocoa and Bing cherry perfume a beautifully expressive nose. Pulling from multiple vineyards throughout Napa Valley, this wine truly encompasses the incredible diversity that the valley has to offer. Firm tannins and structure house notes of cassis, plums, black peppercorns and fresh tobacco leaf. This wine finishes with a long, weighty finish that never loses its focus and remains pure throughout.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Plums, Asian spices, tobacco, and lead pencil notes emerge from the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Cru, which hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a beautifully polished, elegant texture, and outstanding length. This is another gorgeous 2018 displaying notable purity, balance, and length as well as richness. It can be drunk any time over the coming 15+ years.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 Vineyard 29 Cru Cabernet Sauvignon is formidable yet restrained and well balanced. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits aromas and flavors of black fruit, savory spices, and shading of oak. Enjoy it with grilled lamb chops topped with fresh mint. (Tasted: February 25, 2022, Napa, CA)", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Clay Shannon Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/clay-shannon-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/741880", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "North Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$40", "notes": "Bright fruit, spice, texture, and all of the tannin comes from the high elevations of Lake County, and dark fruits, old world characters, and dried herbs come from the lower elevations of Napa County. The merriment of the two creates a rich, velvety aroma with notes of lavender and vanilla wrapping around raspberry and cherry fruits with a long tobacco and redcurrant finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Sophisticated oak spices and ripe, bold flavors make a great combo in this full-bodied wine laced with lip-smacking, fine grained tannins. It has power with polish, revealing layers of black cherry, black currant, cocoa, ginger and graphite.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 Shannon Ridge Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon is packed and elevated. TASTING NOTES: This wine is loaded with oak, black fruit, and coconut in its aromas and flavors. Try it with the first cut from an oven-roasted prime rib. (Tasted: April 26, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Bevan Cellars Proprietary Red EE Tench Vineyard 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bevan-cellars-proprietary-red-ee-tench-vineyard-2016/509683", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Oakville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$229", "notes": "The 2016 EE Red Blend combines Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. It has a higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon than ever before making it even livelier than the 2013 EE, a vintage which produced some of our most massive wines. The Cabernet Franc provides an amazing violet quality and the Merlot adds a little extra richness. The result is luxurious, intense dark fruit.\nBlend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Some of the top wines from this spectacular vintage are starting to close down, including this impressive beauty. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Proprietary Red EE Tench Vineyard is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot. Just a little more subdued than when I last tasted it, the nose features gorgeous blueberry pie, molten chocolate, plum preserves and mulberries notions with hints of camphor, cloves, earth and cigar box. Full-bodied and voluptuously endowed, with decadently velvet-textured tannins, the acid sits perfectly balanced in the background, finishing with epic length and so many layers. The way this is headed, I would not be surprised if it emerges in a few years hitting glorious, three-digit perfection. Rating : 99+", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2016 Tench Vineyard EE Red Wine checks in as a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Merlot, which is the smallest amount of Cabernet Franc to date. Brought up in new barrels, it has gorgeous blue fruits, violets, spring flowers, and damp earth. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, and just about as seamless and silky as it gets, this is a magical wine to drink over the coming 15 years or more.", "rating": "98"}]}
{"name": "Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/guigal-cote-rotie-la-turque-2017/816615", "varietal": "Syrah/Shiraz", "location": "Cote Rotie, Rhone, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$559", "notes": "Deep ruby red with dark tints. Aromas of small red fruit, blackberry, morello cherry Intensely aromatic, powerful and elegant. On the palate there is a supple attack with a balanced supple structure, concentration and elegant tannins. Fully expressive of the terroir.Blend: 93% Syrah, 7% Viogner", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "One of the legendary vintages for this cuv\u00e9e is the 2017 C\u00f4te R\u00f4tie La Turque, a blend of 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier from a tiny parcel in the C\u00f4te Brune lieu-dit. Always aged 4 years in new French oak, it offers a dense, saturated purple color as well as slightly more masculine notes of blackberries, smoked meats, dark chocolate, and graphite. Full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, and perfectly balanced, with incredible purity of fruit, it already offers pleasure but will ideally be given 5-7 years of bottle age. It will deliver the goods for 30 to 40 years. It\u2019s the star of the show in 2017 and one of the wines of the vintage.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "You can almost smell the fresh clay, immediately a different register compared to La Mouline with star anise, incense notes and rolling tobacco as opposed to cigarette tobacco. Rounded, fuller and plumper with more mouthcoating tannins and touches of vanilla pod from the oak.. The fruit is sweeter and juicier than the Mouline and this has a long, sappy finish with plentiful tannin but still elegant.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "A common refrain regarding the La-Las is that they require a decade or more of cellaring to come around. In fact, they're often quite open and appealing soon after release, only to close down shortly thereafter. The 2017 Cote Rotie La Turque offers up hints of crushed stone and struck flint, smoky, bacon-fat aromas and ripe, mouthwatering blackberries. Full-bodied, creamy and rich, it's a powerful, concentrated effort that should still be drinking well in two decades.Rating: 97+", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Very alluring, with silky waves of cherry puree and mulled plum fruit gliding through, infused gently with red tea, savory and sweet tapenade hints. Lingering minerality carries the finish, which has structure and grip to merit cellaring, though the fruit is so hard to resist. Best from 2023 through 2038.", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Wayfarer Wayfarer Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/wayfarer-wayfarer-vineyard-pinot-noir-2018/670368", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$89", "notes": "Explosive aromatics of violets, lavender, raspberry and blackberry abound as the 2018 Wayfarer Vineyard Pinot Noir opens in the glass. An elegant dance of juicy acidity and rich tannin play on the fresh palate, with notes of forest floor and dark chocolate on the finish. This is a vintage that will oblige early consumption, but given time in the cellar, patience will be handsomely rewarded.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard has a medium ruby color and slowly opening perfume of garrigue, dried orange peel, prosciutto and rose petals with mineral-laced cranberry and red and black berry fruits. The medium-bodied palate, grainy and incredibly fresh, slowly gains in flavor amplitude and nuance in the mouth, ending in a fanfare of spicy detail. Rating: 98+", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Moving to the Pinot Noirs, the 2018 Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard was just about completely destemmed and spent 15 months in 58% new French oak. This deeper ruby/purple-hued effort offers an awesome bouquet of black raspberries, scorched earth, toasted spices, and flowery incense. It's rich, medium to full-bodied, and a stunning effort. It also happens to be made in terrific quantities, with just over 1,600 cases produced. Bravo!", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Redolent of raspberry tart, with hints of lemon zest, this is a lively, fruity version that offers plenty of zesty acidity. The plush finish exudes an opulent creaminess, along with ample spice. Drink now through 2025.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Nielson Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/nielson-santa-maria-valley-pinot-noir-2015/430665", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.6", "price": "$29", "notes": "The flavor profile has a core of dark berry and dark cherry with hints of earth and brown spices, backed by a smooth, silky, and long finish, styled to highlight our cool-climate fruit.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/shafer-one-point-five-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/894366", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.3", "price": "$109", "notes": "2019 One Point Five fills your glass with a generous, opulent Cabernet Sauvignon offering aromas and flavors of bright black cherry, red currant, cranberry, lavender, allspice, and crushed herbs. All this lush, vivid fruit is seamlessly brought together with ripe, cashmere-like tannins that promise years of beauty ahead with careful cellaring.Blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five is a gem of a wine that readers will love to have in their cellars. Sweet cassis, violets, and graphite define the bulk of the aromas, and it\u2019s a classic Napa Valley Cabernet on the palate with its full-bodied richness, velvety tannins, and opulent yet balanced style. A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot, raised 20 months in new barrels, it\u2019s going to keep for a solid two decades. There are 9,000 cases of this beauty made.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Blackberries and blueberries with cherries, too. The palate is very polished and refined with fresh, velvety tannins that provide tension and verve. It\u2019s long and vivid with polish and beauty. Drinkable now, but give it at least three or four years to soften. Better after 2026.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it delivers bright, vibrant notes of cassis, cedar, Marmite toast and black raspberries with hints of bay leaves and tilled earth in the background. The palate is full-bodied, rich and plush, featuring a lively backbone and a long finish that displays wonderful purity and precision.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Stags' Leap Winery The Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/stags-leap-winery-the-leap-estate-grown-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/832168", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$109", "notes": "The Leap Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of the most expressive barrels from select blocks of the century old, 240-acre estate. These blocks produce a long-lived wine that exemplifies both richness and elegance and speaks to the unique terroir of the Stags Leap District.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of ripe blackcurrants, blackberries, licorice, cloves and tobacco. Hints of crushed stones and nut shells, too. Firm and chewy with full body and layers of fine, velvety tannins. Compact and muscular with an array of spiced, mellow fruit and a chocolatey finish. Needs some time to soften more. Best after 2024.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon The Leap is blended of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it starts off a little closed and broody, giving way to notes of plum preserves, blackcurrant cordial and chocolate-covered cherries, plus hints of unsmoked cigars and black truffles. Medium-bodied, elegant and refreshing, it has lots of tightly wound black fruit and earthy layers with a firm, fine-grained frame and long mineral-laced finish. Rating : 94+", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Giulia Negri Serradenari Barolo 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/giulia-negri-serradenari-barolo-2017/857356", "varietal": "Nebbiolo", "location": "Barolo, Piedmont, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$93", "notes": "From Giulia\u2019s sandiest parcels in Serradenari, this is textbook La Morra: an exquisitely fragrant, rose petal\u2013tinged nose with sweet, caressing tannins. Pinpoint focus with tightrope tension.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Scorched earth, burned rubber and toasted nut aromas mingle with whiffs of spice. Austere and firm, the linear palate recalls sour cherry, blood orange, allspice and hazelnut framed in close-grained tannins that leave a rather grippy finish. Give the tannins several years to unclench, then drink sooner rather than later to catch the delicate fruit sensations.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "With fruit from La Morra, the Giulia Negri 2017 Barolo Serradenari shows dried fruit and scorched earth. The wine opens to dark plum and dark cherry, with campfire ember, baked brick, spice and bramble. It shows a medium finish, with some texture to the tannins that subside and becoming silky and smooth on the finish. Some 6,500 bottles were made.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/williams-selyem-russian-river-valley-pinot-noir-2020/880051", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Russian River, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.1", "price": "$129", "notes": "Deep and dark in color, the Russian River Valley offering has a complex array of fruit, floral, and citrus aromas. The wine has some mature blocks of Pommard from the WS Estate and early sites from the Santa Rosa Plain area of the Russian River Valley. With refreshing acidity and breadth of palate, this is a serious wine with red and black fruit flavors mixing with notes of citrus and black tea.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2020 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is excellent from start to finish. TASTING NOTES: This wine offers aromas and flavors of bright pomegranate and a hint of oak. Enjoy it with grilled lamb chops. (Tasted: January 24, 2022, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "DuMOL Wester Reach Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/dumol-wester-reach-pinot-noir-2019/760824", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Russian River, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.1", "price": "$75", "notes": "This beautiful lilting, dynamic wine is the essence of coastal Russian River Pinot Noir. The wine\u2019s aromas and flavors encompass the entire spectrum of red and black fruits, savory spices, and earthy undertones: black cherry, wild berries, dried thyme, orange zest, sandalwood, and black tea. The palate is supple, broad, and lively, flowing seamlessly to a crunchy vibrant finish with rising red-mineral lift and silky structure. Drink from Summer 2021 to 2030.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Dark oak and spice notes fill the entry of this impressive wine, showing clove and stem on the way to structured tannin. Substantial structure is on offer, in addition to complexity,.The wine richly balanced and rewarding in black cherry, tea and forest.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Very promising, positively restrained nose of wild berries with floral lift. An ambitious dry style with high acidity and fine tannins.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Fine-grained, powerful and well-spiced, with floral accents to the raspberry and cherry flavors that are backed by fresh acidity. The juicy finish lingers with rich minerality and hints of white pepper. Drink now through 2025.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/quilceda-creek-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/649483", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.2", "price": "$200", "notes": "#98 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selection Wines of 2020The 2017 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley showcases the singular and elusive perfume of Champoux Vineyard at its very best. Aromas and flavors of violets, lavender, blackberry, cassis, and plum fruit can be found in the wine with nuances of cocoa nib, spice, and minerals. The ethereal, silky texture allows the rich fruit to coat the palate in a horizontal fashion, allowing the taster to experience the purity and seamless integration of all its elements in wonderful harmony.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The flagship 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley is all Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in new barrels (mostly Taransaud and Darnajou). Beautiful cr\u00e8me de cassis, graphite, spice box, and lead pencil notes all flow to a full-bodied, soft, elegant wine that has beautiful tannins, no hard edges, and a seamless texture. It shows the more upfront, charming style of the vintage and is already hard to resist. Nevertheless, it should easily evolve for 20+ years.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Really juicy and savory at the moment with beautiful freshness and linear tightness that frames the wine. It\u2019s full and flavorful with currants, coffee and walnuts. Mahogany, too. The tannins are polished and spread across the palate. Accessible and hard not to drink now, but will age wonderfully, too.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, with fruit coming from Horse Heaven Hills sites Champoux, Lake Wallula, Palengat, and Wallula. It\u2019s aromatically brooding out of the gate, with notes of cherry meats, barrel spice and incense, not yet ready to reveal its charms. Dense, focused, layered, almost creamy-feeling fruit flavors follow. It is coiled up tightly right now but has all of the stuffing to go the distance and then some. Best from 2030\u20132037. Cellar Selection", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Revisiting the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon at a year on, the wine remains bold and structured and has had a bit more time to come together and harmonize. The wine remains generous on the nose with sweetness of fruit and a glossy character, which offers chocolaty undertones in the glass with aromas of lavender and black cherry that are still persistent on the nose. Full-bodied, the tannins are beginning to round with an additional year in bottle. At the same time, the palate offers layers of dusty blackberry essence and juicy plums with elegant baking spices from the 100% new French oak aging before ending with a rich, juicy and intense finish. The original score and drink date still stand.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Connoisseurs' Guide", "review": "Long and very justifiably regarded as one of Washington State\u2019s preeminent producers of fine Cabernets, Quilceda Creek has come up with a striking trio in 2017. This one stands out as being the best of a remarkable bunch and marries richness with real finesse in its riveting presentation of extraordinarily deep and beautifully defined varietal fruit. Optimally ripe and decked out with lovely oak, the wine is a class act with tremendous aging potential, and, if already fascinating, it is a highly collectable, cellarworthy working that is guaranteed to pay big dividends with a decade or more of patience.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Quilceda Creek\u2019s flagship cabernet, this is a blend of four vineyards, including estate fruit from Palengat and Champoux, in the Horse Heaven Hills. It\u2019s seamless, balanced and exceedingly well tailored, the scents of tar, tanbark and briar set against bright red fruit in a firm, sinewy package. A wine for lamb.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/beaulieu-vineyard-rutherford-reserve-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/782326", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Rutherford, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$85", "notes": "This inaugural 2018 Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon opens with an expressively perfumed bouquet of exuberant dark-berry fruits, Black Forest cake, and cr\u00e8me de cassis, florals of violet and rose petal, and lifted baking spice notes from the well-integrated oak barrel character. On the palate, juicy, saturated black cherry and macerated red raspberry supported by darker hints of espresso, mocha, and bittersweet chocolate. The structured \u201cRutherford Dust\u201d tannins are grippy and plush, with signature cocoa powder texture and expansive mouthfeel. Rich, with depth and balance, leading to a velvety-smooth and persistent finish.Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "The Somm Journal", "review": "The inaugural 2018 Rutherford Reserve Cab won us over with a juicy, concentrated swath of boysenberry preserves on the luxe entry. Once the dust settles, it leaves behind a sensation of powdered mocha and mulberry. Dynamic on the midpalate, the wine releases graphite, dried rose, and cherry skin to keep you salivating. A hint of blue sage on the finish also comes through on its continuing perfume along with some toasty cedar. Aged in (80% new) French oak, with some Malbec and Petit Verdot blended in.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is so aromatic with redcurrants, flowers and crushed stones. Some bark and rose stem, too. Full-bodied, yet so refined and textured with a lovely finish of fruit and hints of berry and light chocolate. So delicious now, but will develop nicely in the bottle. Drink or hold.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Reserve is a deeper, richer wine with impressive chocolatey blackcurrant fruits as well as lots of tobacco, damp earth, camphor, and new leather-like aromas and flavors. It\u2019s beautifully textured and medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannins and a great finish. I\u2019d be thrilled to drink bottles any time over the coming 10-15 years or more.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Tasting Panel", "review": "Smooth and rich with a bright acid structure, this classic and generous Napa Cabernet is enormously drinkable now but would benefit from some aging", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Rich and broad in style, featuring a wave of warmed cassis and dark plum fruit flavors scored with licorice, sassafras and singed alder. Everything is knit tightly through the lengthy finish, where a bolt of iron courses underneath for extra support. Best from 2023 through 2037.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Shannon Ridge High Elevation Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/shannon-ridge-high-elevation-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/741964", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Lake County, North Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.9", "price": "$23", "notes": "This Cabernet Sauvignon offers blackberry and dried cranberry characters with notes of pepper and allspice. The lengthy finish shows hints of cedar along with ripe fruit and toasted oak.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Bold and nicely spicy, this full-bodied wine wraps delicious black-cherry and blackberry flavors in moderate tannins, while hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla weave in and out of the fruit.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/cristom-mt-jefferson-cuvee-pinot-noir-2019/705900", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$43", "notes": "Aromatically the wine is red and blackberry driven, perfumed with fine vanilla cake, damp forest floor, and violets. On the palate, the wine is juicy and full, with perfectly ripened berry fruits, well-integrated tannins, and mulling spices.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is very seductive on the nose with ripe strawberry, spice, flowers and hints of cloves. Full-bodied, but very reserved and tight with chewy, polished tannins and a long, long finish. Racy and structured. Try after 2024.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The caliber of the 2019 Mt. Jefferson Cuv\u00e9e Pinot Noir, Cristom's largest-production SKU, is impressive this vintage. Medium ruby-purple, it features savory cranberry sauce, orange peel and tar aromas with tones of dried flowers and spice. The medium-bodied palate offers the pleasing, gently grippy tannins and bright freshness characteristic of Cristom's generous whole-cluster inclusion, and it finishes with intense, layered fruits and floral accents.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Cristom \"Mt. Jeff\" Pinot Noir is true-to-type and lively on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits bright aromas and flavors of black fruit, licorice, and savory spices. Pair it with a lightly-seasoned, oven-baked Porchetta. (Tasted: April 26, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This is the non-estate, value-priced Pinot from Cristom, and it is always a fine value. The winery style is much in evidence, with minimal intervention, native yeast and a percentage of whole clusters in the ferment. It\u2019s a tight, herbal, steely wine with compact cranberry and wild raspberry fruit at the core. Youthful and fresh, it has a peppery character and green tea highlights in the finishing tannins. Drink now and over the rest of this decade.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Offers a dynamic core of lively tannin and acidity framed by raspberry and pomegranate flavors that take on black tea and dark spice accents. Drink now through 2038.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/guigal-cote-rotie-la-mouline-2016/816608", "varietal": "Syrah/Shiraz", "location": "Cote Rotie, Rhone, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$529", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Probably one of my favorite wines in the world is the La Mouline C\u00f4te R\u00f4tie from the Guigal family. Coming from old vines and a warmer, steep, terraced parcel not far from the estate, it also includes a big chunk of Viognier and spent 4 years in new French oak. The 2016 C\u00f4te R\u00f4tie La Mouline shows the more classic, elegant style of the vintage perfectly, offering a kaleidoscope feel in its classic jammy black raspberry fruits and notes of spice box, acacia flowers, bacon fat, and smoked game-like aromas and flavors. Possessing incredible elegance, full-bodied richness, silky tannins, and a layered, multi-dimensional texture, this heavenly Syrah can be enjoyed any time over the coming 25-30 years.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Like the La Turque, the 2016 Cote Rotie La Mouline is about as approachable a young La La as you're likely to find. Floral notes include hints of violet and hibiscus set against a backdrop of blackberries and cassis. Medium to full-bodied, it's richly concentrated and textured, leaving behind a velvety, tannic feel on the long finish, accompanied by hints of cedary spice, mocha and salted licorice. It's another beauty that should drink well for at least two decades.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Here the blackberry fruit is more to the fore compared to La Mouline 2017, the higher-toned aromatics and cedar notes are more in the background. This has a fluid, harmonious, light-touch - very well balanced. Perhaps not as concentrated as the 2017, but I love its easy balance. Particularly elegant and approachable with a little dark chocolate note to the cedar and floral display.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Suave in feel, this lovely, beguiling wine offers perfumed black tea and incense notes swirling around a core of steeped cherry and plum fruit, all inlaid with notes of anise and juniper. The finish knits everything together nicely, with a mouthwatering mineral hint echoing. Best from 2022 through 2038. 125 cases imported.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/trefethen-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/693811", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.2", "price": "$65", "notes": "Rich, deep red garnet color with aromas and flavors of black currant, ripe plum, and blackberry. Notes of lavender, cocoa, and leather are layered with black pepper and vanilla bean. Full-bodied and intense, this wine is balanced and well-structured with seamless acidity and firm tannins.This powerful wine pairs well with beef, lamb, pork, or game dishes. Winery Chef Chris suggests trying it with Cured Beef with Parmesan and Arugula or using the wine to braise Beef Short Ribs.", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "Decanter World Wide Wine Awards- Best in Show\r\nFor the second year running, it\u2019s an Oak Knoll Cabernet which has carried the Best In Show torch for the Napa, underlining the fact that this spot in the Valley seems to be ideal for mingling Napa\u2019s diagnostic generosity and depth with an expressive finesse and an approachability which both appeals to our judges and chimes with the wine world\u2019s zeitgeist. The wine is still dark black-purple, and the aromatic currant and berry fruits are blue, tender and enticing, with skilled and seamless oak integration. On the palate, the wine has weight and depth -- but what you really notice in this 2018 vintage is its purity and inner energy; the weight and depth follow on after, but don\u2019t overwhelm from the start. The seamless integration of acidity and brisk tannin, too, is another mouthwatering hallmark -- of skilled winemaking, or the place? Who\u2019s to say?", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon captures the essence of this cooler AVA in the Napa Valley. TASTING NOTES: This wine combines aromas and flavors of dried herbs, earth, and black fruit. Enjoy it with a lightly spiced meat stew. (Tasted: April 21, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "The Trefethen family farms 400 acres of vines on Oak Knoll Road, and at an additional 40 acres focused on Bordeaux varieties at Hill- spring, above the fog line in the Mayacamas Mountains. They emphasize the cool side of Napa Valley in this savory cabernet with herbal details and violet scents. Its muscular tannins build on the wine\u2019s youthful strength without adding weight. Rather than viscous, this is elegant and ready to decant for dinner, whether tonight or in two years or ten.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Connoisseurs' Guide", "review": "10% Petit Verdot; 3% Merlot; 2% Malbec; 1% Cabernet Franc. Deep and very well-defined curranty fruit is the centerpiece here and is joined by both lovely accents of mildly creamy oak and the lightly loamy traits emblematic of Cabernet Sauvignons from the Napa Valley floor. Fleshy, moderately full and firmed by the pushy presence of youthful tannins, the wine toughens a touch in the latter going, though no more than is expected of a good Cabernet of its age, and, if a half-decade of patience will result in a more supple wine, this one has the right pieces in the right places to age beautifully and gain in polish and complexity for twice as long.\u00a0", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Gaja Costa Russi 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/gaja-costa-russi-2017/692674", "varietal": "Nebbiolo", "location": "Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$589", "notes": "Dark ruby/purple. Beautifully elegant aroma's of violets, red fruits, citrusy notes and spicy plum rise from the glass. The wine has a very clear fruit expression, opening on the palate with red orange, plum and a hint of licorice. The balance between aroma and flavor is striking. Costa Russi, of the three single-vineyards, seems to be the least structured, yet it has remarkable texture, mouth-filling fruit, monumental length and impresses with it's harmony and class. The tannins are firm but velvety, and the wines finishes with notes of dried roses and violets, classic Barbaresco characteristics best expressed in only the very top vintages.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A pretty red with ripe-cherry, strawberry and floral aromas and flavors. It\u2019s full-bodied and very tight with a creamy, polished palate that goes on for minutes. Very fine and polished tannins. Give this two or three years to come more together.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "In terms of production numbers, this is one of the smallest vintages we've seen from the Costa Russi vineyard. Thanks to replanting efforts, about half of the old vines were ripped out in 2017 (compared to the 2016 vintage that made 10,000 bottles with the whole vineyard in production). The Gaja 2017 Barbaresco Costa Russi offers a warmer and softer character compared to Sor\u00ec San Lorenzo and Sor\u00ec Tild\u00ecn. Overall, the wine is richer and more textured. I definitely taste the vintage heat with its slightly sweeter and more accessible tones of cherry, cassis and fragrant blue flower. Costa Russi is usually defined by lifted notes of aniseed and sambuco, and you get those here too, although they are a less pronounced in this vintage. This is a balanced and carefully assembled Barbaresco with a lean approach backed by fine tannins and bright acidity.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A dense and very tightly wound style, with the structure offering a firm grip on the well-defined core of rose, cherry, strawberry and currant flavors. Long and resonant on the finish, with an aftertaste of mineral, tobacco and earth. Best from 2023 through 2043.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Continuum (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/continuum-15-liter-magnum-2018/728319", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$629", "notes": "The 2018 Continuum shows energy and verve. The wine expresses purity and precision, with high tone aromatics of red and blue fruit, deep plum and rose oil. This vintage shows an approachable nerve of the land in the refined mineral quality on the palate. The surrounding native vegetation of bay and sage is evidenced in an earthy, savory profile. This is a shimmering, silky and harmoniously integrated wine with densely packed fine grain tannins. 2018 Continuum is a wine for the ages, delicious today with a long life ahead.Blend: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Composed of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple 2018 Proprietary Red has a fantastically fragrant nose of candied violets, red roses, Morello cherries and blackcurrant pastilles with hints of wild blueberries, red currant jelly, iron ore and forest floor, plus a waft of cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is completely packed with tightly wound black and red berry layers, framed by firm, ripe, finely grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with incredibly persistent and evocative floral and mineral layers. An absolute head-turner, this 2018 is all that and then some.Barrel Sample: (98-100)", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 Continuum Proprietary Red is wine on a singular pedestal. Site-specific and drawn from where the grapes were grown, this wine took me into another place for a while. Now that I have returned, this is one of the world's most outstanding wines! TASTING NOTES: This wine enters to room quietly before settling onto the palate with delicate and persistent red and black fruits. A shading of oak enhances what was already inherently there. (Tasted: April 7, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This has incredible nuances and delicacy with power. It\u2019s full-bodied with lots of gentle tannins that spread across the palate. The character is full of blackberry, blackcurrant and lead pencil. Some conifer and pine needles. Sage at the end, too. Savory. So long-lasting and layered. Such purity. It\u2019s so complex and changes all the time in the glass. Goes on for minutes. 54% cabernet sauvignon, 31% cabernet franc, 9% petit verdot and 6% merlot. Organically grown grapes. So drinkable now, but will age beautifully.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Fresh and vibrant, with a welcoming blast of cassis, cherry puree and plum reduction flavors, laced liberally with red licorice, sassafras and floral notes and a hint of singed vanilla. The long finish is harnessed by fine-grained structure. Approachable, but no rush. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Drink now through 2038.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Barde Haut 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-barde-haut-2015/157739", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$46", "notes": "Blend: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "An awesome Saint Emilion, the 2015 Ch\u00e2teau Barde-Haut showed even better on this occasion than on release. A huge nose of sweet cr\u00e8me de cassis, jammy blackberries, violets, leather, and dried herbs gives way to a full-bodied wine that has a great mid-palate, ripe, silky tannins, not a hard edge to be found, and a great, great finish. I love it even today, yet it has a full two decades of prime drinking ahead of it.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of blackberries, blueberries, wet earth and black tea. Full-bodied, dense and layered with medium, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows focus and power. Needs three or four years to start coming together.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A restrained style, with a core of damson plum, raspberry and cassis flavors held in check for now by fine-grained cedar, sanguine and iron hints. Best from 2022 through 2032.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Barde-Haut gives up notions of plum preserves, potpourri and baked cherries with underlying Chinese five spice and cigar box hints. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm backbone of grainy tannins and background freshness supporting the spicy black fruits, finishing on a lingering earthy note.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "The best yet from this estate. More harmony and precision than in the past. Lovely pitch of ripe fruit, freshness and finely woven tannins. Limestone terroir really comes through.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Margaux (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-margaux-15-liter-magnum-2017/422823", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Margaux, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$1,199", "notes": "The quality of Ch\u00e2teau Margaux 2017 comes close to its illustrious predecessors without pretending to rival the generosity of 2015 or the elegance of 2016. Nonetheless, it has a rightful place in the estate\u2019s lineage of great vintages: it is profound, complex, intense and long. In some respects, it even surpasses our hopes following September\u2019s rainfall and demonstrates yet again to what extent great terroirs are capable of transmitting all their best qualities into the wine.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "There is ripeness and opulence to this, in an almost exotic and sassy way. Crushed berries with chocolate and spice. Floral and cashmere undertones. This starts off slowly and just rolls off the palate with beautifully polished tannins and a salty, minerally note to the long, extended tannins. Really brilliant. So classy. Structured. Try after 2025.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Despite Margaux being a slightly more difficult region for the Medoc in 2017, this estate has fashioned an incredible 2017 Chateaux Margaux that\u2019s unquestionably in the same league as the 2015 and 2016, and that\u2019s saying something. Based on 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot representing a draconian selection of just 22% of the total production, it reveals a deep purple/ruby hue as well as stunning notes of creme de cassis, blueberries, crushed violets, unsmoked tobacco, and Asian spice. With flawless tannins, medium to full body, brilliant concentration, and a great, great finish, it's easily one of the standouts in the vintage. It\u2019s already stunning, yet a good 7-8 years of bottle age are warranted, and it should cruise for 20-25 years in cold cellars.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2017 Chateau Margaux is a blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it needs a little coaxing to reveal alluring notes of blackcurrant cordial, Black Forest cake and black raspberries with suggestions of candied violets, tilled soil, fallen leaves, licorice and espresso plus wafts of underbrush and rosehip tea. Medium-bodied, the elegance and finesse on the palate is simply bedazzling, exuding a quiet intensity of fresh black fruits layered with oh-so-subtle floral and earth nuances. It has a soft, velvety texture and seamless freshness to support the tightly wound flavors, finishing long and perfumed. Beautiful! This grand vin accounts for just 37% of the crop.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Aromas of wood and fresh fruit translate to the palate, giving this wine depth and concentration. It is powerful but also balanced and fresh, displaying the elegance of the vintage. While never overpowering, the wine\u2019s structure will allow it to age well. Drink from 2024", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Extremely elegant and finessed spicing on the nose, this has beautiful aromatics, and a seductive lead in. It has added some flesh and creaminess over the ageing, and although you still get fairly high austerity at this point it is becoming well enrobed without sacrificing precision. Good quality and highly enjoyable, this will age effortlessly, fine boned in the 2001 or 2011 sense. 1% Petit Verdot completes the blend, a little lower percentage than usual because they felt structure in the wine was already in plentiful supply. 27% of production.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Seamless from start to finish, with a thoroughly caressing mouthfeel to the mix of damson plum, black cherry and black currant fruit, inlaid with a range of lilac, lavender and rooibos tea accents. The finish unfurls slowly, revealing a mouthwatering mineral edge buried deeply in the seductive fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2024 through 2038.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Bodegas Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5 2014", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bodegas-vega-sicilia-valbuena-5-2014/528224", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Ribera del Duero, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$215", "notes": "Valbuena 5\u00ba 2014 is a concentrated and powerful vintage, but at the same time silky and deep.Blend: 80% Tinto Fino, 20% Merlot & Malbec", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2014 Valbuena, mostly Tempranillo with some 5% Merlot fermented by plot, making a selection from their 210 hectares of vineyards, and then matured in a combination of barriques and larger 20,000-liter oak vats. 2014 is a spectacular vintage of Valbuena, and it reminds me of the 2010, perhaps a tad more elegant and less powerful. It's expressive and has floral notes on the nose along with wild berries, herbs and a spicy and smoky touch that's nicely integrated. It has good complexity and nuance, and the palate is medium to full-bodied and intense, with pungent flavors and great length and persistence. Truly spectacular! 184,684 bottles, 5,578 magnums and some large formats produced. It was bottled in June 2016.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "The ripeness is impressive here. A lot of work was done in the vineyard in 2014 to get yields right. It delivers darker fruit aromas and flavors, black cherries and plums, dark chocolate and licorice. The palate is deeply fleshy with rich blueberries, cassis and dark roasting herbs. Very deep-set, powerful black fruit with a deeper tannin texture. The power and freshness here is extraordinary. Deeply layered. Superb.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "Vivid ruby. A highly perfumed, complex bouquet displays smoke-accented cherry and black currant liqueur, vanilla, pipe tobacco and incense qualities, along with exotic spice and mineral overtones. Sweet and deeply concentrated, offering expansive dark fruit, floral pastille, chewing tobacco and spice cake flavors that become livelier and pick up a hint of cola with aeration. Seamless, focused and lively for its lushness, finishing very long and sweet, with building florality and fine-grained tannins lending gentle grip. ", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "After 12 months in 70% French and 30% American barriques, this 2014 underwent a pre-blend prior to 16 months in large-format vats. The wine was then blended again before bottling. It's an excellent vintage: very expressive with echoes of fruit amid the cedar and smoke aromatics. The palate is plummy and powerful, driving through to a memorably long finish, with notes of peppery spice and underlying firm tannins.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Cuddly berry aromas include a hint of raisin. The palate echoes the nose, meaning this is full and ripe, with smooth tannins supporting raisiny softness. Cassis, exotic spice notes and baked berry flavors are lush on the finish. This seems ready for near-term drinking; enjoy now through 2030.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This solid red delivers ripe fruit, toasty oak, lively acidity and well-integrated tannins. Currant and blackberry flavors mingle with espresso, black olive and loamy earth notes. Harmonious, in the modern style. Tinto Fino and Merlot.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "CVNE Crianza 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/cvne-crianza-2017/697651", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Rioja, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$15", "notes": "Medium intensity of maroon color. On the nose, one can find aromas of wild fruits, licorice together with vanillas, toffees and cocoa from the American oak barrels. Soft entrance in mouth with rounded tanins and a slightly acidic end which leads to a long and fruity aftertaste.This wine is easy to drink, fresh and perfect for pairing with every type of dishes of the Mediterranean diet.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Polished and transparent with blueberries and hints of mushrooms and dried flowers. Medium-to full-bodied, tight and focused. One for now or later. Always excellent.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "This is the kind of brisk, savory red that sets Rioja apart, especially when you can catch it for $15 a bottle. Michael Kowalski of Miraval Berkshires in Lenox, Mass., described the savory mix of fruit as tart red cherry, celery leaf and pomegranate. You might also find a sweet earthy note of fruity black mushrooms, all of it coming together in a tense, floral red with more generosity than anyone has a right to expect at the price.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This lively red combines depth with energy. Bright berry and cherry flavors mingle with notes of fresh herb, cocoa and toast, supported by light tannins and crisp acidity. Focused and harmonious. Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/stags-leap-wine-cellars-cask-23-cabernet-sauvignon-15-liter-magnum-2014/365208", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$690", "notes": "The 2014 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and minerality of S.L.V. The wine has complex fruit aromas (black cherry, currant, plum and blueberry jam) along with notes of brown sugar, black tea and violet. On the palate, this opulent Cabernet Sauvignon has a rich mouthfeel with flavors complementing the aromas. The wine\u2019s tannins and texture are on the line between elegance and power and lead to a very long, plush finish. Enjoy this CASK 23 with grilled Rib Eye,prime rib roast or braised short-ribs on creamy polenta.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 is a smoking effort from this team. Revealing a deep purple color and stunning notes of blackcurrants and black raspberries like fruit, it offers loads of spice, cedar and dried flower nuances, full-bodied richness, a ripe, full-bodied, majestic texture, beautiful tannin quality, and a great finish. This sensational 2014 has a rare mix of power and elegance and will keep for 20-25 years.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2014s are not yet in bottle. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 Estate-Grown is a big-time winner with great fruit, terrific texture, full body, sensational purity and plenty of blue and black fruits interwoven. The amazing thing about all of these wines is that no oak shows through whatsoever, although I suspect the percentage of new oak is relatively high. That\u2019s an example of the extravagance and richness of the fruit that the winery is achieving. Again, purity, harmony, complexity and individuality are hallmarks of these wines. Drink this 2014 Cask 23 over the next 25 years.\r\n\r\nBarrel Sample: 94-96", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Winemaker Marcus Notaro blends this wine from two adjacent estate-owned vineyards farmed by Kirk Grace. Fay, with its alluvial soils, provides 44 percent of the blend in 2014; the balance comes from S.L.V., where the vines rise higher up the eastern bench of Stag\u2019s Leap, rooted in the crush of volcanic rock that has washed down off the palisades. They combine in a cabernet with cool richness, layering fruit notes of chocolate and wild mushrooms with a rush of satiny fruit tannins. There are no barriers to obscure the wine\u2019s youthful integration or its complexity, still incipient, but there in the breath for minutes, compellingly fresh and satiating in its savor.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Glorious aromas of blacberries and blackcurrants follow through to a full body, ultra-fine tannins and an alluring finish. It shows such polish and verve. Try it in 2020, but it's already a show to taste. Shows the pedigree.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "A 100% varietal and estate-grown wine from the site made\r\nfamous in the Paris Tasting, this offers yeasty brioche aromas that lead to crisp expansive flavors of cassis and red currant. The oak is supportive and integrated, adding to the wine\u2019s overall earthiness of dried herb and clove, lasting and juicy on the finish.\r\nEditors' Choice", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Deftly balanced, creamy and smooth-textured, with an elegant array of red and dark berry, anise, cedar and mocha flavors, ending with fine-grained tannins and a splash of mocha. Drink now through 2032.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/austin-hope-cabernet-sauvignon-2020/864793", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$71", "notes": "Deep ruby in color, 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.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Bodegas Muga Reserva 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bodegas-muga-reserva-2017/729182", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Rioja, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$33", "notes": "This 2017 Reserva displays an attractive, medium-deep, ruby-red color with some brick-red glints. The nose reveals delicious red and black fruit aromas, such as blueberries, plums, and forest fruit, together with notes of licorice and chocolate. Medium-bodied on the palate, the wine shows lovely balance with hints of roasted coffee beans, ripe fruit, silky tannins, and a lingering finish. Bottled unfiltered.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Lovely, succulent red with juicy berries and plums, together with some chocolate, spice, walnut and cedar. It\u2019s medium-bodied with round tannins and a flavorful finish. Touch of dried fruit in the center palate. A pretty combination of savory and fresh-fruit character. Some orange peel as well. A baby Prado Enea.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: After my 1993 visit to Bodegas Muga, I became a lifelong fan of the winery's impressive body of work. The 2017 Reserve is superb from start to finish and is one of the best red wines I have tasted over the past two years. This wine has all of its components in the right place. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits excellent aromas and flavors of black fruit, complimentary oak nuances, and earth. Serve it with a mixed grilled and enjoy! (Tasted: March 21, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The red 2017 Reserva, which is sold as Crianza in Spain, is their most popular wine, representing half of the total production of the firm. As is the norm here, it fermented in oak vats and matured in barrels, in this case for 24 months, crafted by their own coopers. The wine is fined with egg whites and kept in bottle for a further 12 months before it's released. I had the wine in the glass for a very long time, and it didn't stop improving; it started a little lactic and creamy, and then it got more and more serious. This is the only red they produced this vintage, so all the best grapes that normally go to other wines were used here; those selected grapes helped to keep the volume of this cuv\u00e9e, and at the same time, it seems to have boosted the quality of this wine, which feels every bit as good as the 2016. It has a serious palate with fine, chalky tannins and very good balance. This is a textbook Muga red and a triumph over the conditions of the year, elegant and balanced, approachable now and with potential to age.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/francis-ford-coppola-directors-cut-sonoma-county-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/931110", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$23", "notes": "The Director\u2019s Cabernet Sauvignon greets you with aromas of toffee, espresso, and blackberry. Melted tannins and a lush, velvety midpalate reveal flavors of blackberry, cherry, cassis, and wild berry, with a hint of toasted nuts and almonds on the long, impressive finish.This robust wine pairs well with prime rib, New York strip and filet mignon.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/ulysses-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/915520", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Oakville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$189", "notes": "The 2018 Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of truffle, blackberries, cassis bud and tobacco with tight polished tannins. A vertical structure and persistent intensity.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of terra cotta, chocolate and hazelnut with iron and ink. Dusty. Full-bodied and round. Layered. Flamboyant and juicy. Rather soft and gorgeous. Some walnut and chocolate at the end. Persistent. Always there. Drinkable now, but will age wonderfully.", "rating": "98"}]}
{"name": "Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-de-beaucastel-chateauneuf-du-pape-15-liter-magnum-2019/732395", "varietal": "Rhone Red Blends", "location": "Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$199", "notes": "The 2019 Ch\u00e2teau de Beaucastel red has an elegant deep ruby red color. The powerful and elegant nose offers superb notes of spices, cherries and cocoa. Elegantly and perfectly balanced, the mouth reveals a beautiful dense structure with fine tannins and complex aromas of red fruit such as blackcurrants and floral notes. The finish is very long and harmonious. A very sophisticated wine, signature of Beaucastel\u2019s style.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "So much ripe damson-plum and blackberry fruit, but also notes of licorice, candied ginger and baking spices. In spite of all the considerable power and concentration, this is anything but loud or domineering, rather it tastes very poised and precise. Very long finish with pronounced stony character. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Immediately rich and damson-scented with a shot of cassis running through it. A medium-bodied, very classic vintage with good freshness. Has a good sense of weight and drive, not endlessly deep like 2017 or 2016 but perfectly balanced. Should age well into the medium, if not long term, but what's more important is that it's extremely delicious, balanced and fresh. Grenache and Cinsault fermented in cement, Syrah and Mourv\u00e8dre fermented in foudre. A little less Syrah this year.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2019 Ch\u00e2teauneuf Du Pape is the usual blend of roughly 30% Mourv\u00e8dre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the rest a mix of permitted varieties that was brought up in foudre. It offers a vivid ruby/purple hue as well as stunning aromatics of blueberries, violets, peppered beef, leather, and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and elegant, it has just a kiss of classic Beaucastel wild, sauvage nuances, ripe, silky tannins, and a great finish. Give bottles 4-5 years of bottle age and enjoy over the following two decades. Rating : 96+", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This is pretty gorgeous, with a remarkably pure display of cassis, cherry puree and plum reduction flavors laced every so gently with threads of leather, alder and dried\u00a0garrigue. The sleek iron spine is buried deeply on the finish, and there's a lingering hint of warm stone as the fruit echoes through. Built to last. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourv\u00e8dre, Counoise, Vaccar\u00e8se, Terret, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Picardan and Roussanne. Best from 2024", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The dark-fruited, plummy and cola-scented 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape is a rich, full-bodied effort reminiscent of the 2007 or 2009. Dense, powerful and savory, it may drink well for a short time on release, but expect it to close up shortly, only to reemerge in several years. There's ample concentration and sufficient tannins for the long haul, with a long, dusty finish and hints of licorice that bode well for the future.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Famille Perrin Cotes du Rhone Villages Rouge 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/famille-perrin-cotes-du-rhone-villages-rouge-2018/663103", "varietal": "Rhone Red Blends", "location": "Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$15", "notes": "Beautiful deep purple color. The very expressive nose reveals aromas of blackberries and pepper. The warm, opulent, and full-bodied mouth is well balanced and structured, with notes of jammy fruit, redcurrant jelly, and black olives. This wine offers excellent length on the palate.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Friendly in feel, with crushed plum, black cherry and raspberry fruit mixed together with a lacing of black licorice on the finish. A subtle juniper echo adds range. Grenache, Syrah and Mourv\u00e8dre. Drink now through 2022.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Sur de los Andes Reserva Pinot Noir 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/sur-de-los-andes-reserva-pinot-noir-2018/743005", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Patagonia, Argentina", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$28", "notes": "Initial oaky aromas suggest milk chocolate and vanilla, with veiled plum and berry scents in reserve. A medium to full palate is made creamy by oak, while this tastes of cherry, plum and mixed spices prior to a ripe finish on which the wine's oak character is integrated and less obvious.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This has a rich, ripe array of cherries and berries on the nose with quite a dense palate that has a very juicy and fluid, fullish feel for a pinot noir. Quite bold.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "My Favorite Neighbor Harvey and Harriet Red Blend 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/my-favorite-neighbor-harvey-and-harriet-red-blend-2019/769962", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.3", "price": "$29", "notes": "At first blush, an exuberant bouquet of candied blueberries, blackberries, jasmine, and orange blossoms jumps out of the glass and demands full attention. Underneath the fruits and flowers lie warm scents of brioche, cocoa, and baking spices. The taster is then rewarded with intense cherry, mixed berry and pluot followed by caramel and espresso. The overall sensation is sublime bliss on the palate as the elegant finish slowly fades away.Blend: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Malbec", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "As to the reds, the 2019 Harvey and Harriet can be thought of as the more approachable, lush red in the lineup, and it always seems more black fruit-driven than the straight Cabernet Sauvignon. Blackberries, sweet tobacco, cedar, and some floral violet nuances define the nose, and it\u2019s medium to full-bodied, with a beautiful texture and silky tannins. It\u2019s a smoking value, and while it has plenty of up-front charm, it certainly has a decade or more of overall longevity.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep ruby-purple, the 2019 Harvey & Harriet has beguiling crushed red and black cherries, tar, coffee beans and dark spicy and savory accents on the nose. Full-bodied but light on its feet and easy to drink, it offers a fine balance of powerful fruit intensity and seamless freshness, a style that will appeal to a wide range of red-wine drinkers, from lovers of Zinfandel to fans of Cabernet.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/hewitt-vineyard-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/873096", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Rutherford, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.3", "price": "$119", "notes": "Our 2017 Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon is opulent with a modern sensibility and approachability. There are layers of depth with incredible generosity and unctuousness on the palate. The alluring vibrant aromas and flavors invite you\nto enjoy macerated blackberry, black cherry and black currant characters, supported by hints of dark cola bean, vanilla, espresso, and rum-raisin. Multi-layered and complex, on the palate you\u2019ll find rich, ripe, dense, dark blueberry, dark plum and blackberry fruit, finishing with a mouthwatering line of acidity and a focused persistence and density. Incredibly drinkable now but also age worthy, this is a wine that truly exemplifies both the personality of Hewitt Vineyard and the tremendous concentration and intensity of the 2017 vintage. The finish is long and inviting with plush velvety-textured tannins. Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted to be cellar-worthy, however, if you can\u2019t wait to enjoy a glass, we recommend decanting to allow the fullest expression to evolve and reveal itself within the glass.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A very typical Napa red with blackcurrant, chocolate and some cedar. Medium to full body with creamy tannins. Round. Dusty. Fruity and juicy. Very drinkable now, but give it a year or two.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, plush wine. Raspberry jam, white chocolate, blood orange and sweet spice give this unctuous, flamboyant Cabernet tons of immediacy and overall appeal. This is an especially extroverted Cabernet done in a style that turns the volume up to eleven, or more.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Composed of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 22 months in French oak, 85% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, it bursts from the glass with bold scents of cr\u00e8me de cassis, Black Forest cake and blackberry pie with hints of licorice, tar, new leather, Indian spices and potpourri plus a touch of clove oil. The full-bodied palate is a peddle-to-the-metal blockbuster, exploding with baked black fruit and exotic spices, framed by velvety tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing fantastically long and spicy. 3,054 cases were made.Rating: 92(+)", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from Hewitt does well in the vintage and has a classic, elegant, satisfying style. Lots of red and black currants, tobacco, cigar box, and cedar notes emerge from the glass, and it\u2019s medium to full-bodied, with a balanced, understated profile, moderate yet firm tannins, and outstanding length. It offers pleasure today yet will develop more complexity with 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for over a decade.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/amici-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/780179", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$49", "notes": "Powerful and complex, the 2019 Amici Napa Cabernet Sauvignon leads with dense aromas of sweet vanilla cedar, rose petal, fresh currant and plum. The full-bodied palate has notes of dark chocolate, hoisin soy and plush tannins. The floral and spiced nose accentuate the rich sweet palate and lead to a long, balanced finish of complex density and power.\nBlend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it charges out of the gate with loads of blueberry preserves and stewed black plums notes on the nose with faint suggestions of redcurrant jelly and rose hip tea plus a waft of wild sage. Full-bodied and jam-packed with ripe black and blue fruit, it has a soft texture and perfumed finish. Barrel Sample: 92-94", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Perfumed cabernet with aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries, raspberries, thyme, violets, crushed stones and cloves. Full-bodied with firm, grainy tannins. Structured and concentrated. Better after 2023.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Made with the goal of great Napa Cabernet at $50 bucks, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley succeeds admirably, offering gorgeous cassis, violet, and chocolaty aromatics as well as medium to full-bodied richness, a balanced, layered mouthfeel, and silky tannins. It competes with wines at three times the cost. The blend is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% each of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, aged 20 months in 75% new barrels.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/domaine-serene-evenstad-reserve-pinot-noir-2018/787886", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Willamette Valley, Oregon", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$95", "notes": "A brilliant ruby red color, the 2018 \u2018Evenstad Reserve\u2019 Pinot Noir expresses aromas of dried cherry, dark chocolate, and saddle leather on the nose. On the palate, ripples of composed tannins and savory characters of cherry tobacco, ground cloves, and allspice reveal themselves, leading to a finish of great concentration and acidity. This Pinot Noir is beautiful on release and will age gracefully in the cellar for years to come.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A ripe, spicy and glossy nose with biscuity aromas, as well as very vivid red and dark-cherry notes. The palate has a very plush and elegant feel with silky tannins that unfurl with rich, spiced red-fruit flavors. Holds fresh and precise.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A deep, brooding Pinot that slowly unfolds with expressive black cherry, dusty mocha, clove and other spice flavors that fan out on the long, savory finish. Drink now through 2030.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This wine, which spent 16 months in French oak, slightly more than half of it new, retains tight and compact flavors of brambly blackberries, herbs and lightly composted earth. The acidity is as prominent as the fatter, toasty barrel flavors, and the impression is that more bottle age will be a real advantage before you pull the cork.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Tour Saint Christophe 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/tour-saint-christophe-2018/520689", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$44", "notes": "Aromas of tar, black cherry, chocolate, spices and leather. Juicy black fruit, aromas of ground pepper and chalk. Rich, polished wine with fantastic texture and length. Vibrant, round and ripe tannins, fresh and tasty finish. Good drinkability from its youth, aging for a few years in the cellar will be necessary for its development in order to appreciate the wine to its full potential. Blend: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Currant, red-tea, chili, chocolate and lemon-zest aromas. Chalk and crushed gravel, too. It\u2019s medium-bodied with tight, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Sleek and tight with crunchy berry, mineral and zesty notes on the finish. Complex. Pretty center palate to this. Extremely polished. Try from 2025.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2018 Tour Saint Christophe represents a new level of elegance, precision and finesse for this estate in Saint-\u00c9milion's Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes district. Silky and exceptionally polished, the 2018 oozes class. Moreover, the heavy extraction and strong torrefaction notes that marked previous vintages of the recent past have been replaced by beautifully precise, vibrant fruit. Tour Saint Christophe is one of best values in Saint-\u00c9milion. I haven't always loved Tour Saint Christoph, but I love the 2018. It's a fabulous effort from Technical Director J\u00e9r\u00f4me Aguirre and his team. Don't miss it.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Emerging from a beautiful, terraced vineyard on the eastern side of Saint-Emilion, the 2018 Ch\u00e2teau Tour Saint Christophe is based on 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc that was brought up in 40% new French oak. Its vivid purple color is followed by a great nose of blackcurrants, blueberries, tobacco leaf, chocolate, violets, and chocolate. Hitting the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, it has this wonderful sense of purity and elegance, a touch of chalky minerality, flawless balance, and a great finish. This beautiful, elegant, seamless Saint-Emilion needs 4-5 years of bottle age but will evolve for 20-25 years. You won't regret having this in the cellar. Rating : 95+", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, aged for around 18 months in oak barrels, 40% new, the 2018 Tour Saint Christophe weighs in at 14.6% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple in color, it comes barreling out of the glass with bold notions of baked black cherries, plum preserves and blueberry pie plus underlying suggestions of Christmas cake, Chinese five spice and dusty soil. The full-bodied palate packs in the black and blue fruit preserves layers, framed by velvety tannins and lively acidity, finishing long and spicy.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "This is good quality but powerful and feels a little less tamed than some. The tannins are a touch rustic and there is high alcohol, but it's still an enjoyable wine with evident oak that feels purposeful rather than overpowering.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/joseph-phelps-insignia-15-liter-magnum-2018/783455", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$699", "notes": "The 2018 Insignia opens with beautifully perfumed floral, dark fruit, anise and cigar box aromatics. A wine of depth, elegance and finesse, the palate is fresh and focused with creamy texture and layers of blackberry, mocha and black cherry. The seamless tannin structure and balance culminate in an uplifting, lengthy finish.Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Blackberry and black chocolate with mint, conifer and clove. Sweet tobacco, violets and flowers, too. Some graphite. Cool and complex. Full-bodied with ultra fine, dusty tannins and a wonderful, extremely long finish. Savory and refined. A classic-styled 2018. This needs time, but is so approachable and gorgeous. One of the best Insignias ever. Alive and changing all the time. 40% Stags Leap AVA. 87% cabernet sauvignon, 8% petit verdot, 3% malbec and 2% cabernet franc. Leave this for five or six years, but so wonderful now.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2018 Insignia checks in as 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and the rest Cabernet Franc, from a mix of vineyards (mostly in the southern part of the valley) aged two years in new French oak. It has an incredible bouquet of cassis, currants, dark chocolate, lead pencil, and tobacco, and while it's unquestionably Napa, it has a regal, structured, almost Bordeaux-like vibe as well. Full-bodied, perfectly balanced, and layered on the palate, with silky tannins, this quintessential Insignia is up with the finest vintages of this cuv\u00e9e I've tasted and is in the same realm as the 1997 (the first vintage I bought for my personal cellar), 2001, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This impressive blend combines 87% Cabernet Sauvignon with 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc, aging the whole for 24 months in 100% new French oak. Elements of cedar, sage, dried herb and underbrush meet rich red fruit and chalky tannins, with a dusting of cocoa through out. Enjoy from 2028\u20132038. Cellar Selection. ", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Insignia is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard sources this year include: 30% Las Rocas (Stags Leap District),18% Yountville (Oak Knoll District), 13% Banca Dorada (Rutherford), 18% Suscol (South Napa Valley), 14% Home Ranch (St. Helena), 12% Las Rocas (Stags Leap District), 7% Barboza (Stags Leap District). It was aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels.\r\nDeep garnet-purple colored, it comes storming out of the glass with powerful notes of blackcurrant cordial, stewed black plums and boysenberries, plus hints of cedar chest, graphite, menthol and wet slate with a fragrant waft of clove oil. The medium to full-bodied palate already demonstrates remarkable balance at this youthful stage, featuring a firm backbone of fine-grained tannins and bold freshness to support the tightly wound, crunchy black fruits, finishing long and spicy. Rating: 97+", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "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.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Palmer 1990", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-palmer-1990/53302", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Margaux, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$619", "notes": "'A beauty. Seductive, with currant, berry, tobacco, cedar and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A joyous Palmer.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now through 2010. (Aug-00)'", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Tasted at the Ch\u00e2teau Palmer vertical in London, I confess that maybe I've been harsh towards the 1990 Ch\u00e2teau Palmer in the past, since it never quite matched the sublime 1989. However, this represents the finest bottle that I have encountered. The nose is complex with red cherries, allspice and sous-bois, tertiary scents developing as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine balance, not the most complex 1990 and not a patch on say Ch\u00e2teau Margaux 1990, yet there is precision here and a pleasant savory finish that maintains precision. I cannot envisage it improving further, but you would not throw your rattle out of the pram if a bottle landed on your table. Tasted May 2015.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Martin Ray Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/martin-ray-sonoma-coast-pinot-noir-2020/792347", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.8", "price": "$32", "notes": "Fresh pomegranate, underripe raspberry with layers of bramble and spice. Deep red fruit carries throughout with hints of forest floor and orange zest. Tinges of cola and graphite, with silky, refined tannins on the finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A beautiful and tangy pinot with fresh strawberries and citrus undertones. It\u2019s medium-bodied with bright acidity and a fine line of tannins going through the center. Drink or hold.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2020 Martin Ray Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir shows up style, elegance, and smoothness. TASTING NOTES: This wine offers up-front aromas and flavors of ripe cherries and strawberries. Pair it with a dark chocolate mousse topped with black cherries. (Tasted: November 6, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/seghesio-sonoma-zinfandel-2020/957818", "varietal": "Zinfandel", "location": "Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$26", "notes": "An expressive burst of aromas of deep dark fruits lead into layered tones of lifted red fruit and a soft, luscious mid-palate. A juicy, vibrant entry with notes of black cherry, black raspberry, fig, baking spice and fresh Santa Rosa plum, is interwoven with supple, textured tannins and acidity on the long, complex finish. Pair well with grilled steak, sausage and peppers with cheesy polenta, and pasta dishes with tomato-based sauces such as baked rigatoni or pappardelle Bolognese. Pairs well with semi-hard cheeses such as dry jack \u2013 our favorite is from a local Sonoma producer, Vella Cheese Company \u2013 and aged cheddar or gouda.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Meiomi Pinot Noir", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/meiomi-pinot-noir/717100", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.7", "price": "$25", "notes": "A rich garnet color, the wine reveals lifted fruit aromas of bright strawberry and jammy fruit, mocha, vanilla, and toasty oak. Expressive boysenberry, blackberry, dark cherry, juicy strawberry, and toasty mocha flavors lend complexity to the soft, plush palate. The well-integrated oak provides structure and depth seldom seen in Pinot Noir.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/j-lohr-hilltop-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/826838", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.1", "price": "$35", "notes": "The 2019 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon is exceptionally dark in color with aromas of blackberry, black currant, and toasted pastry crust. Dense and soft on the palate, with elegant layers of black and red currants leaving a bright finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Tasting Panel", "review": "As we taste J. Lohr\u2019s flagship wine year after year, we notice that it continues to grow in terms of mouthfeel, plushness, and strength of character. The 2019 vintage has a je ne sais quoi that\u2019s partly explained by red winemaker Brenden Wood\u2019s blending practices. Prior vintages incorporated Petit Verdot and Malbec, but this one gives voice to Cabernet Sauvignon at 99%. Mocha and sandalwood are a driving force on the broad, dense palate. Blackberry, Worcestershire sauce, and wet earth work in tandem to bring out a savory character and textural depth.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This is one of the more widely available Cabs in American restaurants, and yet manages to be thoroughly enjoyable despite the large production amounts. Blackberry, violet, warm fudge and loamy soil aromas kick off the nose, and then the palate is enveloped in polished yet expansive tannins. Flavors of black currant, vanilla and anise float through the sip. Editors\u2019 Choice.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-la-mission-haut-brion-15-liter-magnum-2015/164166", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$1,029", "notes": "The color is quite deep with garnet-red highlights. The nose proves complex from the very first. The oak shows through, but not excessively so, and is well-integrated. The bouquet features hints of chocolate and liquorice when the wine is swirled in the glass, showing how ripe the grapes were. 2015 La Mission starts out with fresh fruit flavors and a dense tannic structure that caresses the palate. It picks up power as it develops towards a long aftertaste with mocha and chocolate nuances. 2015 is unquestionably one of the greatest vintages at La Mission!Blend: 58% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "The purity in this wine is really mindblowing. So perfect. Licorice. Stone. Blackberry, blueberry. Full body. The power is amazing. But then it finishes etheral and so agile and beautiful. I am lost for words. This will rank with the best ever from here including 1975 and 1929. 58% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Cabernet Franc.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The deep garnet-purple colored 2015 La Mission Haut-Brion is a blend of 58% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. Youthfully mute with bright, youthful red currants, black raspberries, cassis and freshly crushed blackberries notions, it slowly unfurls to reveal an earthy/minerally undercurrent of damp soil, charcoal, iron ore and truffles plus a waft of violets. Medium to full-bodied, decadently fruited and yet wonderfully elegant with very ripe, very silky tannins, freshness that sits well in the background and an almost electric intensity of vibrant red and black fruit flavors, it finishes long and minerally. Just. Beautiful. Consider giving it 6-7 years in bottle before broaching and drink it over the next 30+.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "More opulent, sexy and concentrated, the 2015 La Mission Haut Brion is a tour de force that has everything you could want from Bordeaux. A huge nose of smoke tobacco, gravelly earth, graphite, cassis, and blackcurrants gives way to a full-bodied, concentrated, perfectly balanced beauty that has incredible depth of flavor and intensity, yet with no weight. While the overall impression is upfront and in your face, it has incredible elegance and length on the finish (as well as ripe tannin), and will keep for three decades.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Taut and tense from the off: coffee, smoky almond and pulsing with vibrancy and energy. Reservations over the high alcohol at 15.1%abv but 3.74pH means you barely feel it. Such beautiful tannic grip and sense of forward motion, showing great ageing potential. Beautiful length of damson and loganberry fruits and fragrant heather and garden herbs. Lovely texture, structured and tannic hold. 78% new oak.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This wine, rich and opulent, defines the terroir of this estate. It has a rich, dense character, powerful and concentrated. The juicy black fruits enhance the impression of generosity as well as concentration. Best after 2027. Cellar Selection", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf-du-Pape Collection Charles Giraud 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/domaine-saint-prefert-chateauneuf-du-pape-collection-charles-giraud-2019/746129", "varietal": "Rhone Red Blends", "location": "Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$165", "notes": "The t\u00eate de cuv\u00e9e of the domaine, made from the oldest vines in two parcels, les Serres and le Cristia. Les Serres is very warm and has the famous galets and gravel soil; Cristia has a sandy soil.Blend: 60% Grenache, 35% Mourv\u00e8dre, and 5% Syrah", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2019 Ch\u00e2teauneuf Du Pape Collection Charles Giraud includes a big chunk of Mourv\u00e8dre and is 60% Grenache and 40% Mourv\u00e8dre that was partially destemmed and brought up in demi-muids. If offers a deep ruby/plum color as well as a rich, savory, complex bouquet of black raspberries, cassis, toasted spice, cured meats, and graphite. The Mourv\u00e8dre really shows in this beauty, and it's full-bodied, concentrated, and structured, yet never loses its seamless, flawlessly balanced profile. It's going to need 4-5 years of bottle age but will have 20-25 years of ultimate longevity. It's another thrilling wine from this estate.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This is large in scale, showing off a range of cassis, red tea, crushed plum, warmed cherry compote, Turkish coffee, melted red licorice and warm earth flavors, all seamlessly layered and carried through a lush, yet focused finish. The warm earth note provides the ground wire in the end as the fruit takes an encore. Gorgeous. Grenache, Mourv\u00e8dre and Syrah. Best from 2024 through 2040.\u00a0", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Lovely vibrant nose, the Mourv\u00e8dre really makes itself known. Very full-bodied and flowing on the palate, but it's backed up by amazing vibrancy of fruit and a deep-set vein of salinity that accentuates the freshness further. Finishes long and vibrant, like a peacock's tail. Vines are 80 years old, grown mostly on galets roul\u00e9s over blue clay. The Grenache is not destemmed. Fermented in concrete tanks, then aged for 18 months in demi-muids.", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/heitz-cellar-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2016/765301", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$65", "notes": "The Palate of the Napa Valley Cabernet has always been reference point for the freshness and elegance that pure Cabernet Sauvignon is capable of achieving in the new world. The 2016 is not different. This cuvee continues to be the entry point for classically produced produced Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley. Bright and fresh red fruits are showing vibrantly in the 2016 and will continue to for years to come.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Very polished and refined with plum, light chocolate, coffee and mahogany aromas. Medium-bodied with medium tannins and a savory and juicy finish. Hard not to drink now. Will improve with age. Drink now or hold.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A subtle savory edge leads off, followed by enticing rooibos tea, red currant preserve and raspberry coulis flavors. Elegant finish. Drink now through 2026.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/paul-hobbs-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/929514", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$119", "notes": "Embodies the depth, elegance, and complexity of the famed region by blending fruit from a diverse set of first-rate vineyards.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Chateau Lafite Rothschild (slightly scuffed label) 1996", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-lafite-rothschild-slightly-scuffed-label-1996/6532", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pauillac, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13", "price": "$1,629", "notes": "This vintage thus had three phases, which ultimately produced a rich, dense, structured, very complex wine. Some tasters find 1996 reminiscent of the elegance of 1953, and the power of 1959, which augurs well for this vintage that will undoubtedly improve with age for a very long time!Blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "This is compelling, with a bright, forward currant fruit that is opening well now to show the nuance of game, earth, and gunflint to the ripe, dark fruit. The texture is tannic and fresh, with tannins starting to loosen but still in evidence. A luminous, radiant wine that will doubtless improve for another half-century. Drinking Window 2022 - 2082.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 1996 Lafite-Rothschild was remarkably deep in color considering that it is now 20 years in age. The bouquet is classic Pauillac with pencil shavings and sous-bois infusing the black fruit, masculine and a little aloof, yet focused and very well delineated. The palate is very well balanced with crisp blackberry and boysenberry fruit, spicier than I recollect, a crescendo of flavors so that it seems understated at first but fans out with a sense of confidence towards the finish.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "The beauty and balance of this are phenomenal. Seamless tannins and fruit. Full body yet so balanced and refined. Sweet tobacco and berries. Minerals and cedar. A beautiful wine. The depth is superb.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Gorgeous aromas of currant, berries and licorice. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, caressing finish.", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/beringer-knights-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/671899", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.3", "price": "$36", "notes": "This Cabernet is set each vintage as a Bordeaux blend, with soft and silky tannins and a plush, full mouth-feel setting it up for immediate enjoyment, although it's built to age and develop further complexity. Aromas of dried herbs, cedar, clove and lavender join flavors of dark red fruit led by figs, black cherry, currants, boysenberry, huckleberry, raspberry, and evident oak spice are joined with more traditional Knights Valley tones of black olive, wild sage and mocha chocolate. Fine acidity and balance with an elegant structure lead to a lingering, memorable finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "The Somm Journal", "review": "Notes of mountain brush and crushed violet integrate with this wine\u2019s firm structure. It\u2019s heady and plush, with chewy tannins and broad shoulders, and there\u2019s an elegance to the uplifted and ripe notes of deep, dark boysenberry. Melted dark chocolate is so satisfying on the long finish", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of fresh blackcurrants, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and tobacco. It\u2019s medium-to full-bodied with firm, sleek tannins. Fresh and tight with a cool, stony finish. Try from 2022.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Lots of creme de cassis and plum-styled fruits emerge from the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley, and it has medium-bodied richness, a charming, elegant texture, classic Cabernet chocolate, leafy herbs, and earthy notes, and a great finish. It\u2019s another rock-solid, enjoyable, nicely textured Cabernet that\u2019s well worth drinking over the coming 8-10 years.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Kosta Browne Russian River Pinot Noir 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/kosta-browne-russian-river-pinot-noir-2020/966202", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Russian River, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$119", "notes": "", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Chateau La Gaffeliere 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-la-gaffeliere-2018/520491", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$93", "notes": "Blend: 58% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2018 La Gaffeli\u00e8re is hands down one of the wines of the vintage. Towering in its stature and vertical lift, the 2018 dazzles right out of the gate. Inky dark fruit, mocha, spice, licorice and leather all run through this deep, wonderfully pliant Saint-\u00c9milion. The 2018 is rich, deep and beautifully resonant, with tremendous depth and tons of stature that builds, all framed by beams of supporting minerality that confer vibrancy. La Gaffeli\u00e8re is distinctive, alluring and arresting right out of the gate. It is another magnificent showing from this reborn estate. The blend is 63% Merlot and 37% Cabernet Franc. Magnifique!", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Features a beautiful beam of cassis, bitter cherry and raspberry fruit streaming through, laced with chalky minerality and backed by floral and spice accents, all allied to a polished, luxurious feel that doesn't sacrifice definition or drive.Barrel Sample: 94-97", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This estate is on a roll. Replete with powerful tannins and dense black fruits, this latest release continues the succession of fine vintages. Perfumed, ripe with berry flavors and, more importantly, with rich tannins, the wine will age impressively. Drink from 2027. Cellar Selection", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 La Gaffeliere is a little closed to begin, slowly unfurling to offer peeks at notions of stewed red and black plums, mulberries and Morello cherries, plus hints of damp earth, tar and bouquet garni. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is tightly wound, delivering crunchy red and black fruits with an approachable texture of fine-grained tannin's and loads of freshness, finishing long with a lifted perfume. This is a refreshing, beautifully perfumed and skillfully crafted expression of the vintage. Give it 4-5 years in bottle and then enjoy it over the next 20 years+.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "The combination of Cabernet Franc and limestone give this wine both a beautifully floral-laced nose, and a sense of energy and lift as it travels through the palate. Extremely light-footed for a wine at 14.5 ABV%, barely discernible and the black fruits are followed by juice at every step of the way. Good stuff. Drinking Window 2026 - 2045", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of black cherries, flowers and cedar with sandalwood and stone. It\u2019s full-bodied and very intense with wonderfully polished tannins that caress your palate and take you away. Give this time to come together. Try after 2025.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Based on 63% Merlot and 37% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Ch\u00e2teau La Gaffeli\u00e8re is another pretty, elegant Saint-Emilion with a classic, mineral-laced style as well as a terrific mix of finesse and richness. Black raspberries, cassis, graphite, white flowers, and chalky minerality give way to a medium to full-bodied, seamless 2018 that offers plenty of concentration, a lively, focused texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's going to evolve for two decades or more.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chappellet-signature-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/877368", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$88", "notes": "Luxuriously dark and concentrated, this wine displays alluring aromas of cassis, dark cherry, spiced plum, chocolate, and sweet baking spices, with hints of toasted oak, cardamom, clove, and vanilla from French oak aging. On the palate, this wine is voluptuously full bodied, with a lavish structure and supple tannins framing the ripe dark berry and blackcurrant flavors. As it glides to a long resonant finish, sophisticated hints of espresso, cedar cigar box, anise, and fresh herbs emerge, adding nuance and depth.Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Malbec, 3% Merlot", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is very complex, with blackcurrants, tobacco and cedar. Some sandalwood and terra-cotta, too. Medium-to full-bodied with ultra-fine tannins that are creamy-textured and so long and pure. Attractive and complex. 77% cabernet sauvignon with petit verdot, malbec and merlot. So good now to drink, but will age beautifully. Drink or hold.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Always a smoking value that readers shouldn't miss, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature sports a dense purple color to go with beautiful cassis and blueberry-like fruits as well as bouquet garni, spice, and obvious, rocky mineral-like aromas and flavors. Rich and medium to full-bodied, with notable structure and good acidity, it's going to keep for two decades in cold cellars. It's a candidate for the best Napa Cabernet under $100. Best After 2022", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Malbec and 3% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps with open-knit notes of warm cassis and plum preserves, plus hints of tobacco leaf, bouquet garni and cedar chest. The medium to full-bodied palate is firm and crunchy with bags of bright fruit and a grainy texture, finishing lifted.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Carpe Diem Pinot Noir 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/carpe-diem-pinot-noir-2017/737731", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.6", "price": "$28", "notes": "Blackberry and plum dominate the aromas with added notes of cherry stem and forest floor. Ripe cherry and rustic flavors of leather and mushroom are broad and mouth-filling on the palate. Texture is balanced, lean and focused with forward tannins.\nPairs beautifully with roasted beef tenderloin, chanterelle risotto, and semi-hard cheeses such as asiago and manchego.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2017 Carpe Diem Pinot Noir is bright and active on the palate as it finishes long and lively. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits alluring aromas and flavors of black fruit, shading of tar, and a suggestion of oak. Enjoy it with grilled lamb. (Tasted: July 26, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon (3 bottles in OWC) 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/scarecrow-cabernet-sauvignon-3-bottles-in-owc-2019/973677", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Rutherford, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$2,599", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2019 Scarecrow hits the ground running with bold expressions of cr\u00e8me de cassis, wild blueberries and chocolate-covered cherries plus hints of dried herbs, tilled soil and crushed rocks with a fragrant undercurrent of Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with layer upon layer of tightly packed mineral-sparked black fruit flavors, framed by super plush tannins and absolutely seamless freshness, finishing long, long, long. This expression of the venerable J.J. Cohn vineyard\u2014including vines planted in 1945 by John Daniel and dry farmed\u2014is pure magic. 2,000 cases were made.", "rating": "100"}]}
{"name": "Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/williams-selyem-sonoma-county-pinot-noir-2020/880046", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.8", "price": "$85", "notes": "Strawberry and red fruits jump from the glass in this multifaceted wine. Complexed with notes of sassafras and bergamot, aromas of dried rose petal are layered in the nose and offer up classic Pinot Noir perfume. In the mouth, the wine has a sense of roundness and harmony that is satisfying and refreshing. Dark red fruit flavors mix with hints of cocoa and wood spices. Sourced from various vineyards in the Russian River Valley including some younger blocks from the various Estate vineyards.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2020 Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir is vivid and bright. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits aromas and flavors of red fruits, crushed berries, and mineral notes. Pair it with lightly smoked salmon fillets. (Tasted: January 24, 2022, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/la-rioja-alta-vina-ardanza-reserva-2015/748324", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Rioja, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$42", "notes": "Garnet red, medium-high depth, with an elegant palate. The nose stands out for its power, a highly-complex blend of spicy and balsamic aromas of sweet licorice, patisserie, vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa, coffee and nutmeg, and notes of stewed red fruits. Outstanding balance, pleasant freshness and great structure in the mouth, with supple, round tannins. Very pleasant mouthfeel. An ample aftertaste of spicy notes, sweet licorice and ripe fruit makes this a timeless wine, with tremendous laying-down potential.Pair with roast lamb, red meats, barbeques, large game, spicy fish casseroles and smoked and aged cheeses.Blend: 78% Tempranillo, 22% Garnacha", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A rich nose of raspberry, crushed strawberry, blueberry, coconut, cedar and sweet spice. It\u2019s medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins and fresh acidity. Creamy, balanced and layered with vibrant, spicy character. Long and polished.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Bright beacon of freshness, layers of dark cherry fruit, with hints of a bright Garnacha. Fine and soft tannin, lots of mocha and cacao. Juicy, lively, with a long finish. A model blend, excellent.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This smooth red has a balsamic undertone, with dried cherry, herb, tobacco and anise notes mixed with sanguine and woodsy details. A refined, traditional style red. Drink now through 2030.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/sella-and-mosca-cannonau-di-sardegna-riserva-2018/691186", "varietal": "Grenache", "location": "Sardinia, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$17", "notes": "#44 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2021\nAn elegant wine with black and red berry aromas accented by herbal and earthy notes. Lively acidity is balanced by ripe tannins. Aged two years in large Slavonian oak barrels with an additional several months in bottle.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A fresh and elegant red that draws you in with an enticing nose of dried flowers and spices, layering notes of pureed\r\nraspberry, dried cherry, wild sage and citrus on the palate, with a subtle streak of salinity and light, supple tannins.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-la-mission-haut-brion-2018/520494", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.6", "price": "$379", "notes": "Blend: 53.5% Merlot, 42.9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3.6% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Although it emerges from a similar terroir and the same winemaking team, the 2018 Ch\u00e2teau La Mission Haut-Brion is a dramatically different wine than the Haut-Brion and has a more concentrated, dense, powerful style that is all potential at this point. Dense purple-hued, with lots of cr\u00e8me de cassis, black cherries, smoked meats, lead pencil, graphite, and crushed stone aromatics, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a concentrated mid-palate, masses of ripe tannins, integrated acidity, and one hell of a finish. This blockbuster, backward, monster of a La Mission Haut-Brion needs to be forgotten for a good decade (or more) but is going to be just about immortal.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 La Mission Haut-Brion is a blend of 53.5% Merlot, 42.9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3.6% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it emerges from the glass with a first wave of stewed black and red plums, mulberries and black raspberries scents, followed by pronounced notions of warm cassis, clove oil, violets and chocolate box, with hints of cast-iron pan, pencil lead and forest floor coming through after a few minutes. The medium to full-bodied palate shimmers with energy, delivering layers of red and black fruits with earthy and mineral sparks and a texture so satiny you need to remember to look for it, finishing with amazing vibrancy. This is so wonderfully evocative and singular, and yet it feels like its holding something back. It makes for an impressive glass right now, but give it a good 5 years in bottle to allow further nuances to emerge and expect it to seriously reward those who can wait a good 12-15 years, when it should really hit its stride.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Enticing aromas of currant, crushed stone, blueberry, lead pencil, iodine and graphite follow through to a full body with round, chewy tannins that are polished and powerful, yet balanced and beautiful. In the end, the tannins are compact and tight at the finish. But you want to drink it. Try after 2027, when it will open.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "While the wine is certainly structured, it has all the finesse and elegance that is associated with this estate. Beautiful berry flavors are packed with acidity but supported by generous tannins. This is impressive and obviously will age well.Barrel Sample: 95-97", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Well-structured and shot through with a savoury black fruit and charcoal character alongside fine tannins that slowly but surely build through the palate. Needs time to settle; no need to approach for another decade as these are big shoulders with liquorice root and olive paste. 53.1% grand vin. Harvested 10 September to 2 October. 1% Petit Verdot completes the blend. Drinking Window 2022 - 2040", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Tightly packed, with its core of steeped blackberry, black currant preserve and plum paste notes bristling to emerge fully but held in check for now by a swath of tar, warmed licorice and sweet tobacco. There's a great tug of earth through the finish but the fruit keeps the upper hand, even while closed, thanks to its finishing kick. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2040.", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Dominus Estate 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/dominus-estate-2018/734497", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Yountville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$419", "notes": "#1 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2021\nDominus Estate is the Napa Valley property of Bordeaux producer Christian Moueix. The wine is bottled from the historic Napanook Vineyard. Located at the foothills of the Mayacamas, the vineyard was planted in 1838 and continues to evolve under the stewardship of Christian Moueix. The estate\u2019s Bordeaux varietals benefit from the Yountville microclimate where temperatures are moderated by cool breezes from the San Pablo Bay. The resulting wine is a uniquely refined expression of this special terroir.Perfectly balanced, Dominus 2018 maintains focus on the palate with aromas of sweet blue fruit, jasmine, cardamom, layers of plum and caramel. The wine finishes very long with lift and acceleration.Blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The flagship 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot brought up in 40% new French oak. With an essence of Cabernet-like character in its darker currants, green tobacco, cedar, graphite, and floral aromas and flavors, this gorgeous wine is full-bodied and has bright yet integrated acidity, polished tannins, and a great, great finish. It\u2019s just gorgeously put together and a magical, flawless wine. It's going to take a decade to hit maturity but will evolve for 40-50 years in cold cellars. It is as good as it gets in classic, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon!", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is incredible on the nose, offering hot stones, blackcurrants, iodine and wet earth. Full-bodied with a tight center palate, then it opens with a tannin structure that is weightless and spreads across the palate. Totally integrated on the palate. This is a magic-carpet wine. Really incredible. One of the reference points for the vintage. Drinkable now and please try a bottle, but it\u2019s one for the cellar.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Dominus slowly emerges from the glass with profound notes of blackcurrant cordial, ripe black plums, boysenberries and Black Forest cake with hints of violets, star anise, cracked black pepper, raspberry leaves and pencil lead, plus a touch of garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers impactful black fruit layers, creating a beguiling sense of richness that is beautifully countered by invigorating freshness and great poise, framed by super ripe, plush tannins and beautiful tension, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note and, finally, lots of mineral sparks. For all that it is at the moment, one cannot help but feel that this 2018 is holding something back. Give it a good five years in bottle, at least, and then get set for what I suspect will be a mind-blowing transformation over the next 30 years+.\r\nRating: 99+", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This is tightly packed, with sleek, pure, driven notes of cassis, plum reduction and blackberry puree allied to an iron spine, while subtle alder, juniper, sweet bay leaf and tobacco notes peek in throughout. Very fine-grained, but impressively sturdy in feel, with a very long, lingering note of iron piercing the finish. For the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2024 through 2040.", "rating": "97"}]}
{"name": "Schug Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/schug-sonoma-coast-pinot-noir-2020/819195", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$30", "notes": "The microclimates of the Sonoma Coast AVA include the western portion of Carneros and the Petaluma Gap. The cool climate and low yield of these vineyards allow Pinot Noir grapes to mature slowly while retaining their natural acidity, resulting in a balanced wine with ripe flavors, silky texture and crisp acidity. Aged primarily in large oak casks and \u201cneutral\u201d older barrels, this wine exhibits flavors of cherries, strawberries and spice, with a lively finish that is an ideal accompaniment to grilled fish and fowl or barbecued meats.", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "Pure red fruit character with intense aromas of cherry, cola and forest floor. Lovely focused palate, elegant with a bright acidity.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of strawberries, ripe raspberries, cured meat and dried violets. Medium-to full-bodied with good length and steady intensity. Bright, slightly tart fruit on the palate. Fresh and juicy. Drink now", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Andrew Murray Tous les Jours Syrah 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/andrew-murray-tous-les-jours-syrah-2018/777388", "varietal": "Syrah/Shiraz", "location": "Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$25", "notes": "Simultaneously bold and balancd, rich and smooth, fruit forward and earthy. It is impossibly dark and full-bodied, without ever going over the top. It is heavily inspired by Northern Rhone Syrah and Australian Shiraz. The aromas and flavors are dominated by black cherry, raspberry, white pepper, forest floor and toasty oak.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This bang-for-the-buck bottling out of the Central Coast kicks off with aromas of lavender, rosemary and purple fruits that lead into a hearty palate, where blue fruit, asphalt and cracked pepper flavors arise. Strong acidity and elegant tannins ensure cellar worthiness as well. Editor's Choice", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Another value release from this terrific producer, the 2018 Syrah Tous Les Jours is all Syrah, from a mix of vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley, that was mostly destemmed and brought up in neutral oak. It's deeper ruby/purple hue is followed by a ripe, textured, yet still complex, cool-climate-like Syrah that has lots of peppery herbs, smoke game, and assorted darker berry fruit aromas and flavors. It's California's answer to a terrific Saint Joseph and will evolve nicely for 4-6 years or more.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Keenan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/keenan-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/756180", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.3", "price": "$60", "notes": "The blend was assembled just before bottling. The Estate grown Cabernet imparts amazing concentration and remarkable structure, while the portion of Cabernet harvested from Pope Valley adds complex aromas and a balanced mid-palate.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "With its sweet cherry spice and supple espresso-roast tannins, this is a rich, round cabernet with density and length. Pour it while grilling a sirloin steak.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Bodegas Muga Seleccion Especial 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bodegas-muga-seleccion-especial-2016/602020", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Rioja, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$46", "notes": "The 2016 vintage, officially ranked as \u201cVery Good\u201d, produced wines showing great balance between freshness and power and revealing expressive aromas, very ripe tannins, depth and length of flavor. This Special Selection Reserva 2016 exhibits a medium-deep, dense garnet/black cherry color. The nose is complex with ripe, red berry and black fruit coming to the fore with hints of black pepper and subtle, creamy, smoky oak, followed by notes of coffee and a touch of mint. The entry on the palate is smooth and elegant and develops with good volume towards an elegant, harmonious mid-palate revealing fresh, ripe red berry fruits and spice. The whole is underpinned by a powerful tannic structure and fresh acidity. This powerful yet elegant Reserva offers great ageing potential.Blend: 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo, 3% Graciano", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A very pretty, manicured young red with plum, berry and dark-chocolate character. Medium body and round tannins that are focused and firm. Delicious, succulent finish. Plenty of subtle fruit and supple tannins take you to where you want to go in fine Rioja red. Drinkable now but linear and tight. Give it some time. Better after 2021.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Always a terrific wine, the 2016 Selecci\u00f3n Especial is based on 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, and the rest Graciano and Mazuelo. Almost Rh\u00f4ne-like with its spicy, meaty, gamey style, this beauty offers lots of red and black currants, cedary spice, incense, and tobacco aromas and flavors. It's medium to full-bodied, has terrific balance, silky tannins, and is just a class act. The 2015 is a richer, more opulent wine, while the 2016 shows a touch more freshness and elegance. Both are beautiful vintages worth buying, cellaring, and drinking.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2016 Muga Selecci\u00f3n Especial is wine in the upper tier of the world's highest acclaimed red wines, and this vintage merits this level of accolades. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows a powerful presence in its aromas and flavors of concentrated black fruit and substantial weight on the palate. Serve it with a grilled ribeye topped with diced shallots. (Tasted: March 21, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The current vintage of the red that is their first option to have with food is the 2016 Selecci\u00f3n Especial, whose grapes are selected from terraced vineyards in the Montes Obarenes and the Sierra Cantabria, from vines averaging 35 years of age. It fermented in oak vats and matured in French oak barrels for 26 months, and it's kept in bottle for at least 18 months before it's sold. This is serious and has freshness and some restraint in the palate; it's much more expressive, floral and aromatic and with more-integrated oak than the wines from five+ years ago. It's a more elegant vintage than the 2015 and every bit as good, or a tad better. Winemaker Isaac Muga considers 2016 a very good harvest. It was bottled in April 2019. This is among the best vintages of Selecci\u00f3n Especial. Rating: 94+", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Antica Cabernet Sauvignon (Mountain Select) 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/antica-cabernet-sauvignon-mountain-select-2017/552598", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$70", "notes": "The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes ripened to attain that perfect balance of concentrated red and purple fruit characteristics, with the firm sweet tannins providing richness to the wine.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This shows plenty of blackcurrant and dark-chocolate character with ash and stone undertones. Medium body. A solid core of fruit here. Medium finish. Attractive, if a little austere at the end. Drink or hold.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Belle Glos Taylor Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/belle-glos-taylor-lane-vineyard-pinot-noir-15-liter-magnum-2011/663231", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$195", "notes": "Dark violet to ruby red in color this pinot noir has aromas of Bing cherry, blackberry, pepper, tobacco, and forest floor on the nose. Flavors of cherry, apple, and blackberry are balanced with pleasant acidity and nice minerality resulting in excellent depth and concentration that lingers through to the silky, smooth, and supple finish. This wine tastes great now until 2028.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2011 Belle Glos Taylor Lane Pinot Noir explodes with plenty of persistent and delicious flavors. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings a generosity of black fruit, savory spices, and oaky aromas and flavors to the fore. Enjoy it with a flavorful, slow-cooked lamb stew. (Tasted: September 1, 2020, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Gravascal 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/zuccardi-finca-piedra-infinita-gravascal-2018/805103", "varietal": "Malbec", "location": "Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$269", "notes": "Saturated deep, bright ruby colors with aromas of dark berries, black olive tapenade and iron.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Finca Piedra Infinita Gravascal has notes reminiscent of some wines from the Northern Rh\u00f4ne, a combination of orange peel, blood and iron, denoting freshness and minerality, with a chalky sensation and a finish that is a mixture of juiciness, stoniness, saltiness and texture. It comes from a 0.51-hectare plot in the Piedra Infinita. The wine fermented in concrete with indigenous yeasts and matured in concrete until bottling. I think they have fine-tuned these single-plot wines tremendously since the initial and almost experimental 2015; in this 2018 wine, I found lots of similarities with the Finca Piedra Infinita bottling\u2014it really excels. It finishes with a sapid and salty sensation and marked chalkiness. Finesse, elegance, simply superb!", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Blueberries, burnt orange, iodine and roses on the nose. Hints of graphite and tar, too. Full-bodied with ultra fine tannins that envelop the wine. The fruit is pure and precise, displaying uncanny discretion in the ripeness factor. Terrific length and texture at the finish. Beautiful to taste now, but will be so much better in 2024.", "rating": "98"}]}
{"name": "Martin Ray Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/martin-ray-napa-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/683972", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$30", "notes": "Deep notes of black currant, and touches of elderberry and vanilla. \nFresh marionberry and cherry throughout, with graphite, mountain sage and supple, integrated tannins.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Deep and manicured with blueberry and blackberry aromas and flavors. Full-bodied and tight with super polished tannins and a tight, racy finish. Beautifully crafted tannins make this exciting. Better after 2022, but already beautiful.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Northstar Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/northstar-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/983429", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$39", "notes": "Aromas of dark cherry lead into a palate ripe with berry jam, chocolate, cedar, and vanilla flavors. The wine has a full mid-palate and a rich smooth finish of toasted oak.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Some currant, hazelnut and blackberry aromas with hints of lavender. Medium-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and a subtle finish. Rather serene and delicious, with a little austerity at the end, in a good way. Drink or hold.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Looking at the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley, this 100% varietal 2017 comes from the Cold Creek and Klipsun vineyards, and I believe was brought up in French oak. It\u2019s a medium-bodied, charming wine with an elegant, easygoing style as well as outstanding aromatics of red and black fruits, dried herbs, flowers, and a touch of new leather. It will have a solid decade of longevity.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Svelte and tightly focused, with expressive blackberry, toasty spice and espresso that finish with refined tannins. Drink now through 2027.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Shifted more into the red fruit category, the 2017 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black raspberry, dark cherry skin, red plum and redcurrant with subtle notions of dried sage and thyme, with a silky red floral lift. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is delightful and nimble across the palate, showing energetic acidity with baked earth elements and dusty plum in the mouth. Concluding with a long, winding finish, flavors of bitter dark chocolate and juicy currant remain in the mouth with black tea tannins.", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Aromas of high cacao chocolate, spice, plum and red cherry are followed by silky, polished, elegant fruit flavors. It's undeniable in its appeal.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Barde Haut 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-barde-haut-2016/202242", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$44", "notes": "Blend: 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "Vinous", "review": "Readers will find a rich, flamboyant wine in the 2016 Barde-Haut. There is not a ton of subtlety here, but I am not sure that matters all that much given how immensely pleasing the 2016 is. Crushed rocks, graphite, lavender, blackberry, plum, and violet infuse a Saint-\u00c9milion that offers tremendous textural richness as well as vibrancy. Most importantly of all, the 2016 is flat-out delicious. This is a decidedly opulent, dark Saint-\u00c9milion with all of the elements impeccably balanced. I loved it.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Lastly, the 2016 Ch\u00e2teau Barde-Haut might end up being the best wine ever made at this address from the Garcin-L\u00e9v\u00eaque family, and it certainly ranks with the cr\u00e8me de la cr\u00e8me of the vintage. Dense purple-hued with awesome notes of cassis, black cherries, spring flowers, damp earth, and violets, it hits the palate with incredible purity and precision, a deep, multi-dimensional texture, sweet tannins (from ripe fruit, not sugar), and a building sense of minerality that shows on the finish. It has the depth of fruit and elegance to shine even today yet will benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and evolve for two decades.\r\n\r\nRating: 95+", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This shows such complex and beautiful aromas of flowers, lavender, light spearmint and currants. Medium to full body, very fine tannins and a long finish. All about finesse and length. Drink after 2022.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2016 Barde Haut is composed of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up expressive wild blueberries, kirsch, baked plums and spice box notes with hints of cracked pepper, lavender, garrigue and Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, the palate bursts with blue fruits, framed by firm, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long.\r\n\r\nRating: 93+", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A very fresh, juicy style, with pretty floral hints framing a core of cherry, pomegranate and red currant fruit flavors that meld into one another while light anise and rooibos tea accents fill in on the finish. A mineral note knits it all up nicely. Best from 2021 through 2033.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Owned by Helene Garcin Leveque, this is a deep, rich purple in colour, full flavoured and bristling with intent. I can see the ambition, and it may be 'turned down to nine' but we are still in a firmly tannic wine that reminds me how intense Merlot can get in these parts. Extremely successful, it is going to age well, although it could do with a little more juice through the mid-palate. Largely situated on the plateau, the blend is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Drinking Window\u00a02025\u00a0-\u00a02042", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Trefethen Dragon's Tooth Red Blend 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/trefethen-dragons-tooth-red-blend-2018/734818", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$63", "notes": "This wine opens with expressive aromas of cherry and blackberry accented with notes of fig, tobacco leaf, and sarsaparilla. Full-bodied and balanced, the integrated flavors of ripe dark fruit lead to a lush and abundant finish.Winery Chef Chris Kennedy enjoys Dragon\u2018s Tooth with earthy and rich cuisine. He suggests pairing it with our Creamy Mushroom Pasta. The complementary flavors, textures, and intensity of both the dish and the wine are stunning.Blend: 49% Malbec, 27% Petit Verdot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A rich, round red with plum, berry, chocolate and walnut character. Lots of cherry flavors. It\u2019s full-bodied with round tannins and a delicious finish. 49% malbec, 27% petit verdot and 24% cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Based largely on Malbec blended with 27% Petit Verdot and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Red Blend Dragon's Tooth offers lots of smoked black fruits, toasty oak, chocolate, and darker, herbal, cedary notes to go with medium to full-bodied richness on the palate. The Petit Verdot becomes more obvious with time in the glass, and this rich, concentrated, yet elegant red blend has plenty to love. It's terrific today with a decant yet should easily evolve for a decade or more.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "From vines planted in the rockier soils of Trefethen\u2019s estate, this is half malbec, along with petit verdot and cabernet sauvignon. It leads with oak scents, but then the pretty side of malbec comes through with strawberry notes. Warm with tobacco scents in the end, this will yield its pleasures in a steakhouse.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2002", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-pichon-longueville-comtesse-de-lalande-2002/83333", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pauillac, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13", "price": "$179", "notes": "The nose is distinguished by a bouquet of aromas, mixing blackcurrant and violet, vanilla and cinnamon. In the palate, the tannins appear mature and melted, revealing a strong and affirmed structure, a surprising suppleness, perfect harmony and long persistency. The wine is seductive when young without prejudicing its longevity. James Laube of the Wine Spectator baptized Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, \"A First Class Second Cru\", a most fitting tribute...", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "One of the best wines of the vintage, this is a classic Pauillac that is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot. Dense ruby/purple in color with a glorious nose of melted licorice, lavender, barbecue smoke, black currants, and graphite, the wine is tannic, classically structured with an opaque ruby/purple color, beautiful definition, and a 1996-ish personality. This deep, full-bodied, elegant yet powerful 2002 should age handsomely for over two decades. Some patience will be required since this vintage exhibits more muscle and virility than normal. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Aromas of blackberries, cassis with fresh mushrooms and licorice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, refined finish. Slightly austere now but should come around very nicely.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Marietta Christo 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/marietta-christo-2018/763170", "varietal": "Rhone Red Blends", "location": "North Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$24", "notes": "Named and styled after Chris Bilbro, affectionately called \u201cChristo\u201d by his great-aunt Marietta, this Rhone varietal blend is gentle but powerful, pleasurable but deep, and refined while raw. An ode to Scot\u2019s father and founder of Marietta Cellars, this blend is largely Syrah from the McDowell estate, blended with Petite Sirah from the Angeli Estate and Grenache from the Yorkville Highlands Estate. The pig snout on the label is a reminder of how Chris Bilbro made wild boar sausage and carted his creations around the country to share with chefs and wine lovers alike as he sold Marietta wines.Marietta\u2019s family series is an ode to the elements that have unified the family\u2019s winemakers over time: family, hard work, passion, and a love for the creative process that is winemaking.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Christo is made up of 60% Syrah, 24% Grenache, 12% Petite Sirah and 4% Viognier. Vibrant ruby-purple in color, the nose offers pure scents of crushed red, black and blue berries, tobacco, violets, tar and smoked meats. The palate is full-bodied and packed full of perfectly ripe, juicy fruit, with a grainy frame and loads of uplift on the finish.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Very attractive aromas of blackberry, sweet tobacco and wet earth follow through to a full body with a round, soft texture. Smoke, tar and graphite notes. Flavorful finish. 60% syrah, 24% grenache, 12% petite sirah and 4% viognier. Drink or hold.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/beringer-private-reserve-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/772996", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.5", "price": "$169", "notes": "A deeply colored and rich wine with substantial backbone and structure will make this 2017 vintage continue to reward after years of careful cellaring. With bright notes of black currant and blackberries and a lush, juicy mouthfeel, this wine is also very approachable in its youth. Complex layers of black fruit and notes of cocoa powder, graphite and light smoky oak mingle well with notes of espresso and vanilla. The ripe tannins support a full structure with balanced acidity leaving a lingering, elegant finish.\nBlend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This shows really beautiful purity of fruit with polish and sophistication. The currant and cassis aromas are so enticing and really reflect the name of the wine. Medium to full body. Extremely fine tannins. Shows a level of freshness and agility that caresses the palate. Delicate and beautiful. Mostly Howell Mountain. Drink or hold.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is brilliant, with a ripe, powerful style that\u2019s going to age gracefully. Deep blackcurrants, dark chocolate, scorched earth, and graphite notes all emerge from this concentrated, powerful Cabernet that has ripe tannins, a big, rich mid-palate, and a great finish. It\u2019s going to benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and keep for upwards of two decades with no issues.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Thick and concentrated in dense layers of cedar, pencil shaving and currant, this reserve-worthy wine is substantial in body wight and power, with considerable oak impact, as it was aged 20 months in 80% new French oak. Still, it shows remarkable underlying beauty, complexity and structure. It is a blockbuster that will do well in the cellar. Enjoy best from 2027 through 2037.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Composed of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve springs from the glass with notions of red and black currant jelly, baker's chocolate, menthol and spice cake plus hints of violets, cedar and kirsch in the undercurrent. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals a firm, finely grained texture with tons of freshness backing up the generous fruit, finishing long and perfumed.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Plush and forward, with creamed plum and blackberry puree flavors, carried by cocoa and warm loam notes. Everything knits nicely through the finish. A crowd-pleaser style. Drink now through 2029", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "An elegant vintage of Private Reserve, this is nearly two-thirds from Howell Mountain, specifically the iron-rich red soils of Steinhauer Ranch and the white volcanic tuff of Bancroft; another quarter of the blend comes from St. Helena (Beringer\u2019s Home Vineyard and Chabot). The wine is tight and green at first, needing air to gain and lengthen its fruit scents of black cherries and blackberry seeds. Tense and floral, with subdued ripeness, this should age well.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Tournefeuille Lalande-de-Pomerol 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-tournefeuille-lalande-de-pomerol-2019/789514", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$35", "notes": "Vibrant red robe. Intense nose of spices, red fruits and vanilla. Medium-bodied in the mouth with red cherries, cassis, and lightly grilled oak flavors. Silky tannins and nice long finish.Sustainable and organic practices.", "reviews": [{"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2019 Tournefeuille has an outstanding bouquet with vivacious black cherries, hints of blueberry and a touch of cedar. This is very impressive in terms of focus and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins and a slightly grainy texture. Very cohesive all the way through to the finish. This is a very commendable Lalande de Pomerol. Excellent.Barrel Sample: 91-93", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Black fruit, currants, undergrowth, leather and baking spices on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with ripe tannins. Layered, fleshy palate. Flavorful chocolate and dark-fruit notes on the finish. Best after 2024.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Shows steeped black cherry and blackberry fruit that has a nice winey feel, with black tea, anise and singed vanilla notes ingrained nicely on the finish. Nicely done. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2028.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Checking in as 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Ch\u00e2teau Tournefeuille has a juicy, fruit-forward bouquet of red plum and ripe black cherries as well as a touch of leafy tobacco and cedarwood. Nicely textured, medium to full-bodied, pure, and elegant on the palate, it has terrific tannins as well as outstanding length. This smoking good Lalande-de-Pomerol should keep for 8-10 years.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/il-molino-di-grace-chianti-classico-riserva-2016/524585", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$27", "notes": "Very complex and spicy nose recalling red berries, cherry jam and white pepper; abundant earthiness confirmed on the full, rich, silky and persistent palate.\nPair with grilled meat, game dishes and semi-aged cheeses.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A sheen of vanilla and toasty oak complements the lush, ripe black cherry and plum fruit in this suave Chianti Classico. Focused and well-structured, showing fine balance and a long finish that brings tobacco and orange peel hints into play. Best from 2022 through 2040.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "l Molino di Grace's Riserva is a little like the middle child: when a Gran Selezione is produced at the estate, this is the second wine to be assembled and is often made in smaller quantities - and much smaller quantities than the SoloSangiovese. Yet the 2016 is simply lovely. It's bright and lifted with well-defined aromas of sweet herbs, coffee, raspberry bush and violets. It's packed with fruit but remains light on its feet. Elegantly structured and long.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is a very pretty Chianti Classico that shows plenty of freshly picked violets, hazelnuts and blackcurrants. There\u2019s lots of fruit here, but it\u2019s all delivered in a neat, compact package, bound\u00a0by\u00a0firm tannins and wrapped up in bright acidity. From organically grown grapes. Drink now or hold.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Harlan Estate 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/harlan-estate-2017/790640", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Oakville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$1,499", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This is fully loaded, with waves of dense yet succulent blackberry, black currant and fig preserves that move along steadily, pulling roasted apple wood, dark bay leaf, espresso cream and humus notes along. A bolt of cast iron emerges through the finish, remaining well-encased in the fruit and adding prodigious length and stability. A fairly tremendous wine, especially considering the vintage. A Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend. Best from 2022 through 2040.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Love the sage and mint undertones with currants and berries. Some lead pencil. Iodine. Medium to full body and very fine tannins. Lovely freshness. It\u2019s a refined and gorgeous Harlan. Savory. Beautiful finish.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The Grand Vin is the 2017 Harlan Estate, and this beauty just about jumps from the glass with its pure cassis and blackcurrant fruits as well as notes of tobacco, graphite, crushed stone, and spice. With a full-bodied, expansive mouthfeel, building, velvety tannins, and a layered, seamless style that offers way more pleasure than just about every other wine in the vintage, bottles can be enjoyed any time over the coming 20-25 years.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Harlan Estate needs a little coaxing to reveal captivating iron ore, red currant jelly, cloves and crushed rocks scents with a core of warm cassis, Black Forest cake and boysenberries plus a waft of pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, grainy texture with a lively backbone and loads of earthy layers, long and mineral laced. This should be one of the longer-lived wines coming out of the 2017 vintage.\r\nRating: 97+", "rating": "97"}]}
{"name": "Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/domaine-lafage-bastide-miraflors-vieilles-vignes-2018/687278", "varietal": "Rhone Red Blends", "location": "C\u00f4tes du Roussillon, Roussillon, South of France, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$17", "notes": "A custom cuv\u00e9e for European Cellars and a joint project between Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage, Bastide Miraflors is a cuv\u00e9e created from old vine Grenache (30%) grown on the schist and granite soils of Saint-Paul de Fenouillet, a terroir that always ripens late in the year, and Syrah (70%) from gravelly soils near the Mediterranean.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Based on 74% Syrah and 26% Grenache brought up in in a combination of concrete tanks (for the Grenache) and one year old demi-muids (for the Syrah), the 2018 Cotes Du Roussillon Bastide Miraflors is a knockout bottle of wine. It offers loads of black fruits, roasted herbs, peppered meat, violets, and bacon fat as well as full-bodied richness, a round, opulent style, ripe tannins, and a blockbuster finish. It\u2019s one of the finest values out there.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Torbreck RunRig 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/torbreck-runrig-2018/858469", "varietal": "Syrah/Shiraz", "location": "Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$189", "notes": "Complex and lifted aromatics of dense black fruits such as blackberries, satsuma plum and black cherry complimented with dark chocolate, cacao been and liquorice. The opulent mouthfeel, liveliness, and vibrancy is a real standout on a plush and velvety textured palate structure. The complex layers and fruit characters continue to evolve in the glass with firm but drying tannins seamlessly balanced with long acid and statuesque posture and length.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Torbreck's 2018 RunRig needs a bit of air right now, as the nose and palate truly open up and expand after a while in the glass. Unlike some vintages, it's rather tight and cedary upon first pour, then relaxes to reveal hints of stone fruit, blueberries, cherries, pastry crust and baking spices. In the mouth, it's full-bodied and concentrated, richly textured and marked by ripe tannins, which leave behind a velvety, mouth-coating finish tinged with licorice and dark berries. While approachable now\u2014and even damn enjoyable\u2014it deserves another several years in the cellar. Drink the 2018 Descendant while waiting.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A really complex wine already, this has aromas of blackberry, tar and dried spice, as well as blueberry and gentle, herbal edges. The essence-like blackberries and dark plums are delivered in a rich, full-flavored style. Great old-vine shiraz from a stunning vintage.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "There's a floral note of dried lavender to the dried apricot and fresh black cherry flavors at the core, with accents of Earl Grey tea, sweet spices and cigar box. A touch of cedar and minerality lingers in the background, with polished tannins. Shiraz and Viognier. Drink now through 2036.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "The Prisoner Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/the-prisoner-wine-company-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/781336", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$55", "notes": "Aromas of black cherry and ripe plum are layered with vanilla and baking spice. Concentrated dark fruit flavors culminate in a lush, full mouthfeel and a lengthy finish.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/castello-di-monsanto-chianti-classico-riserva-2017/681737", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$30", "notes": "Ruby red tending towards garnet. Rich, intense and complex with notes of black cherry and spice. Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors complimenting a backbone of tannin.Open in advance and allowed to breathe. Decanting is preferable. An exceptional compliment to red meats, roasts and game.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Lots of ripe cherries and berries with undergrowth and mushroom undertones, as well as ash. It\u2019s full-bodied with round, creamy tannins and a medium-chewy finish. A solid Chianti Classico here. Give it a year or two to soften. Real deal.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "This Riserva is impressively floral and fresh for coming out of the hot and dry 2017 growing season. It opens with scents of herbs and red cherries that continue on the palate, joined by notes of orange peel and propelled by vibrant acidity. Appealing now for its juicy red-berry flavors, it has the structure to age well too.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "This is one of the icon wines of the greater Chianti Classico area. The hot vintage Castello di Monsanto 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva shows width and depth with plenty of dark fruit, cherry, blackberry and plum. The wine is steady and bright with polished tannins and a mid-weight approach that proves its overall versatility and adaptability. It is ideal for a plate of ricotta-filled gnudi.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "An intense aroma of iron and graphite leads off, followed by black cherry, black currant, leather and forest floor flavors. This is well-built, with the dusty 2017 tannins, but also a lot of juicy fruit. The dry finish is compact. Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino. Best from 2021 through 2038.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Hands of Time Red Blend 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/stags-leap-wine-cellars-hands-of-time-red-blend-2018/738908", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$39", "notes": "This Napa Valley red blend offers inviting aromas of blackberry and blueberry fruit along with hints of violet and white pepper. Medium-bodied, the wine has a lingering, round mid-palate with rich fruit flavors and a touch of dark chocolate. Food-friendly and approachable, the 2018 Hands of Time pairs equally well with shredded pork tacos, grilled chicken or beef sliders.Blend: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon; 29% Merlot", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/josh-cellars-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/748207", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$17", "notes": "Our Cabernet Sauvignon was the first wine we made. This is the wine that started it all, setting the exacting standards that we hold ourselves to for all of our varietals. Round and juicy, our Cabernet Sauvignon has flavors of blackberry, toasted hazelnut and cinnamon, complemented by hints of vanilla and toasted oak.\nWe love pairing this wine with well-seasoned meats like beef, pork, or lamb, and indulgent chocolate desserts.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Both concentrated and well-balanced, this full-bodied wine shows a purity of black-fruit flavors that aren't disrupted by over-oaking. Delicious notes of black currant and black cherry dominate from the aroma through the palate and lingering finish. Editors\u2019 Choice.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Chateau des Bachelards Fleurie Le Clos 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-des-bachelards-fleurie-le-clos-2018/755921", "varietal": "Gamay", "location": "Beaujolais, Burgundy, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$119", "notes": "A wine of great sophistication, the nose is intense with wild berry fruits, black earth, pepper, and violet flowers. On the palate there is great finesse with a minerality of graphite, a firm texture, and an expressive finish with fine tannin.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "The best Beaujolais I ever tasted? Not only that, but it redefines what the region is capable of. Stunning nose of red fruit and a whole florist store of flowers. So deep and so subtle, the major concentration of tannins on the palate wrapped in the finest velvet. Super long finish with some real mystery, pulling you back inexorably for more of this gamay elixir! From bio dynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "Saturated, bright-rimmed ruby. A highly expressive, spice-accented bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruit preserves, vanilla and incense, and a smoky mineral nuance builds in the glass. Sappy, focused and appealingly sweet, offering densely packed black raspberry, cherry cola, boysenberry and lavender pastille flavors that show outstanding definition and spicy lift. Closes gently tannic, focused and extremely long, leaving resonating floral and red fruit preserve notes behind. Best after 2024", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Olivier Bernstein Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/olivier-bernstein-charmes-chambertin-grand-cru-2017/589015", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$619", "notes": "The wine offers a delicate and airy nose composed of diverse fresh fruits. On the palate, the balance is perfect: the tannins are fine and satiny and the length is impressive. This is true elegance!", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Supple and fleshy, evoking black cherry and cassis flavors, supported by notes of sandalwood, oak spice and tobacco. Tightens up on the finish, where dense yet ripe tannins prevail. Powerful and needs time. Best from 2023 through 2036.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 2000", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-pichon-longueville-baron-2000/42791", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pauillac, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$389", "notes": "A deep, dark color. The nose is still somewhat hesitant, with hints of toast, cedar and dark fruit. Full-bodied and elegant, powerful and refined on the palate. The tannins are harmonious and silky. The length is truly impressive, almost captivating. Here is a vintage which will remain a benchmark for its perfectly restrained powerfulness, a marvellous expression of the distinction of the terrior backed by the remarkable quality of the tannins.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The best since the 1990, the 2000 Pichon-Longueville Baron is just now starting to shed some baby fat and develop additional complexity and layers. This still ruby/plum-colored beauty boasts a phenomenal nose of blackcurrants, tobacco leaf, lead pencil shavings, and new saddle leather. It\u2019s deep, full-bodied, and sexy, with incredible amounts of texture and opulence that keeps you coming back to the glass. It makes a mockery of so many Bordeaux today that are made in a so-called elegant style yet lack the fat, richness, and density to ever hit this high a level. With low acidity, beautiful purity of fruit, sweet tannins, and a great finish, it\u2019s in the early to middle range of its drink window (I love it today) and has another two decades of sensational drinking ahead. Readers wanting to know what truly great Bordeaux tastes like should open a bottle of this!", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "This is one of the great wines of the vintage, and certainly a candidate for one of the finest wines made at this estate under the management of Christian Seeley and proprietor AXA. Showing incredibly well at two tastings of 2000s, the wine has a dense bluish/purple color and a beautiful nose of incense, melted asphalt, and creme de cassis as well as hints of new saddle leather and licorice. It is superbly concentrated and very pure, with excellent texture and opulence. The acidity seems low, the tannin high but well-integrated. This is a compelling 2000 that is just closing in on its window of maturity and should stay there for at least 20 or more years. Bravo!", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A rich and spicy wine with lots of walnuts, dried berry and plum. Full and very savory. So much tobacco and sous bois. Roasted fruit too. Classic 2000.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Fantastic aromas of currants, berries and hints of minerals. Cool and sleek. Full-bodied, with a lovely underbelly of ripe fruit and medium, silky tannins. Best Pichon Baron I have tasted since 1990. Best after 2010.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "The Donum Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/the-donum-estate-russian-river-valley-pinot-noir-2019/980786", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Russian River, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.9", "price": "$85", "notes": "The 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is deep ruby in color, with enticing aromas of black cherry, cola, cedar and hibiscus. The palate is vibrant, with juicy berry, cherry and plum flavors joined by caramel and vanilla on the finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Blackberries and blueberries with red roses and other perfumes. Some wet earth, too. Full-bodied and tight with a solid structure and a long, tight finish. Holding back for now. Best after 2025.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This tremendously structured, ageworthy wine is interwoven with cranberry, strawberry and darker berry undertones, with a tart, savory edge of black tea and forest floor. The oak is both prominent and spiced, adding hints of toffee and more richness. Enjoyable now, this will take on additional intrigue over time. Enjoy best from 2029\u20132034.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Delivers a fruity aroma, with a lively basket of raspberry, cherry and dried fig flavors that are backed by crisp acidity and tannins. Shows notes of underbrush in the midpalate, which lead into a fresh, rich and savory finish.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Bruna Grimaldi Camilla Barolo 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bruna-grimaldi-camilla-barolo-2017/722442", "varietal": "Nebbiolo", "location": "Barolo, Piedmont, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$60", "notes": "Barolo Camilla is elegant and beautiful. It represents the harmony and the balance of a traditional Barolo and it distinguishes for drinkability and pleasantness every vintage. The aromas are ample and floral with nuances of spices. The palate is gentle with fine tannins balanced with the typical structure, which can be appreciated in youth for those who love the energy of Barolo that reaches its best expression with a few years of bottle age.Pair this wine with rich dishes such as mains with meat, game, stew and matured cheese.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Sweet strawberry, orange peel and some flowers on the nose. Full-body with round, caressing tannins. Lightly dusty. Tight and pretty finish. Drink in 2024.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This is vibrant and displays a beam of cherry and currant fruit flavors allied to savory elements of eucalyptus, iron, tobacco and white pepper. A solid grip of dusty tannins guards the finish. Best from 2025 through 2046.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The only wine in this selection from Bruna Grimaldi that is aged in both botte grande as well as the smaller tonneaux, the bouquet here is not especially bright in this vintage, and thanks to the heat and drought of the growing season, the fruit is a bit faded or evolved even at this young stage. The Bruna Grimaldi 2017 Barolo Camilla does offer wild berry and crushed flower on first nose, and to the palate, the wine is open-knit, accessible and otherwise poised for a near or medium-term drinking window. This vintage saw a slightly briefer maceration lasting just 20 days. Like the other Barolos in this series, the alcohol content is a bit high at 15%.\u00a0", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Fresh floral scents and soft herbal notes accent ripe cherry flavors in this understated, almost delicate wine. Those fruit flavors gain flesh with exposure to air, picking up subtle licorice hints. Appealing now, if not destined for long-term cellaring.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Fonplegade 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-fonplegade-2018/520456", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$49", "notes": "With an impeccable balance between fruit, complexity, and aromatic length, this wine is characterized by a sophisticated minerality, consistent from year to year, with soft and supple tannins and a velvety texture. It is made from the estate's oldest vines, meticulously hand-farmed using organic and biodynamic practices to bring out the finest quality in each cluster. Predominantly Merlot, the blend includes just enough Cabernet Franc to imbue the wine with an elegant tannic structure.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "The currant and light vanilla come through on the nose with some flowers, too. It\u2019s full-bodied with lots of rich fruit and chewy tannins that need to soften. Powerful and intense. Try after 2024.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Fonplegade needs no convincing, charging out of the gate with bold notions of black cherry preserves, mulberries and ripe, juicy black plums, leading to suggestions of Indian spices, dried roses and smoked meats plus a touch of tar. The medium to full-bodied palate is beautifully crafted, dripping with poise and sophistication, draped in plush tannin's and seamless freshness, finishing on a lingering black cherry note. A very polished showing!", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Based on 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, coming from a gorgeous terroir on the C\u00f4te Pavie, the 2018 Ch\u00e2teau Fonpl\u00e9gade reveals a dense purple/ruby color as well as a charming, ripe, sexy style in its red and blue fruits, flowers, toasted spice, and loamy soil aromas and flavors. It shows more floral nuances with time in the glass, has a distinct earthy minerality, ripe tannins, and outstanding length. It takes lots of air to show at its best, and it will ideally be given 4-5 years of bottle age to integrate its oak, but unquestionably, everything is the right place, and this is a beautiful Saint-Emilion.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Silky tannins, lovely fresh lift and some menthol powering along through the finish. Brambled fruits, freshly cut and dried herbs, with tons of nuance and complexity here. Some austerity still at this stage, all confirming the promise shown during en primeur. 50% new oak, 30% one-year barrels, 10% cement eggs, 10% amphora.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This is nicely packed with plum, black cherry and boysenberry compote flavors that have good energy and are backed by a mix of savory, violet, anise and applewood notes through the finish. Buried chalky spine should help this age nicely in the cellar too. Drink now through 2030.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This well-balanced wine is ripe, with dense black fruits shot through with ageworthy tannins. Poised and already offering fruitiness and ripeness built for long-term aging, this wine will be ready from 2026. Organic and biodynamic", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/hall-kathryn-hall-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/781581", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$200", "notes": "Dark ruby-purple. Deep, alluring aromas of black currant and black plum are layered with expressive notes of dark chocolate, espresso, and perfume of lavender. Supple, concentrated, and seamless, the palate displays vibrant fruit with undertones of tilled earth and sea salt. Firm, integrated tannins provide a structured backbone to the opulence of the wine, finishing with a lasting, powerful impression.Blend: 96% Cabernet, 4% Merlot", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "A barrel sample of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Kathryn Hall is opaque purple-black colored with a beautiful perfume of bold black currants, Black Forest cake and aniseed with candied violets, ripe red and black plums and rose hip tea notions plus a waft of forest floor. The full-bodied palate is a little closed and tightly wound with elegant, fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant.Barrel Sample: (95-97)+", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Kathryn Hall is more supple and elegant, with terrific up-front charm and complexity already present. Revealing a deep purple color, it's full-bodied and concentrated, with classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon notes of cassis, leafy herbs, flowers, and lead pencil. The tannins are ripe and polished, it has terrific overall balance as well as remarkable freshness, and it\u2019s just a brilliant 2018 you'll love to have in the cellar. Give it a few years and enjoy over the following 20-25. Best After 2022", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Rich and ripe, with a caressing edge to its plum paste and cassis core, while melted red licorice, red tea and iron notes add range and length through the fine-grained finish. Not shy on stuffing, but there's a nice sense of refinement to the structure, which lets the fruit play out nicely.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon is packed, powerful, and persistent. TASTING NOTES: This wine excels with aromas and flavors of black fruit, oak, earth, minerality, and shaved chocolate. Pair it with the first cut from an oven-roasted prime rib and an accent of Roquefort cheese. (Tasted: February 25, 2022, Napa, CA)", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon 2012", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/stags-leap-wine-cellars-slv-cabernet-sauvignon-2012/141494", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$209", "notes": "S.L.V., also known as Stag's Leap Vineyards, is the winery's first vineyard. Planted in 1970, this vineyard achieved international fame when three-year-old vines from the 1973 harvest produced a wine that stunned the wine world when it bested some of France's greatest wines in a 1976 blind tasting known as the \"Judgment of Paris.\" Today, this history-making vineyard continues to produce wines with layers of complexity, spicy intensity and excellent structure\u2014promising long life and ageability.The 2012 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon offers intriguing aromas of cocoa powder, wild blackberries and currants. The wine has a plush entry that fills the mouth with dark blueberry and wild berry flavors along with hints of spice. The palette is rich and concentrated with big, yet round, tannins that lead to a finish of black currantwith hints of sweet oak. The wine's structured tannins, rich fruit, and pleasing minerality point to this wine's ability to age.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Warren Winiarski planted this benchland site in 1970, a parcel adjacent and just to the south of Nathan Fay\u2019s vineyard, which produced the grapes that had initially attracted Winiarski to this place at the rim of the Stags Leap escarpment. As it turned out, the soils at S.L.V. were different, primarily volcanic. The vineyard is best known for having produced the wine that won the Paris Tasting of 1976\u2014from vines then three years old\u2014and this latest vintage is a window into how that might have happened. The 35-acre site is planted to cabernet sauvignon, today at a range of ages; the oldest block, a five-acre hillside, dates to 1972 (there\u2019s a small block of merlot that did not go into this wine). Aged in 100 percent new oak, S.L.V. has the density of flavor to completely absorb the oak and its tannins, transforming that espresso-roast scent into layers of dark and savory flavors of fresh black fruit. Even as the flavor is saturated and the texture supple, it feels airy and seamless, a wine of finesse and elegance rather than weight.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V. is a paragon of elegance and finesse, yet doesn't cheat the taster on flavor. Dense ruby/purple with round, juicy, earthy black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, underbrush and forest floor, the wine is fragrant, medium to full-bodied, soft, seductive and round. This is a lovely, juicy, pure style of wine to drink over the next 10-15 years.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Offers a dusty, savory, loamy mix of dried berry, herb, underbrush and dark berry flavors, ending with a long, focused finish and layers of complexity. Drink now through 2028.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This estate-grown wine honors the historical vineyard that brought the Napa Valley worldwide attention for Cabernet. It offers both complexity and elegance, as well as an herbal underbrush accented by tobacco. Chocolate, caramel and coffee add to the intrigue around smooth, velvety tannins.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Sur de los Andes Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon Premium Blend 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/sur-de-los-andes-malbec-cabernet-sauvignon-premium-blend-2017/724107", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Mendoza, Argentina", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$28", "notes": "A classic grape blend from Argentina, this full-bodied wine has ripe blackberry and vanilla aromas (from the oak ageing) and continues jammy dark fruit on the palate. Medium tannins and ending in a plum finish with hints of mint. Pair with barbequed red meat. The wine then ages in French Oak, with medium toast, for 12 months. Will pair extremely well with leaner red meats, dark meat turkey or roasted pork.Blend: 50% Malbec 50% Cabernet Sauvignon", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Blackberry aromas come with welcome notes of chocolaty oak and graphite to create a nose of plenty. A lush, full-bodied palate brings huge flavors of blackberry and cassis that show no rough edges are are steady on the finish.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "An array of darker berries, mulberries and plums here. The palate has super silky tannins and carries juicy cassis flavors with blueberries to close. Long, fresh and fine.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Copain Les Voisins Pinot Noir 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/copain-les-voisins-pinot-noir-2017/973756", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.2", "price": "$42", "notes": "Aromas of raspberry, clove, cinnamon, and cedar. On the palate find flavors of raspberry, cranberry, and star anise.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This elegant, superbly balanced wine offers tempting, just-ripe fruit flavors on a medium to full body, and has a lively, slightly grippy mouthfeel that showcases the vivid red- and black-cherry flavors and subtle baking-spice accents. Best through 2027.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Continuum (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/continuum-15-liter-magnum-2019/929909", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$629", "notes": "The 2019 Continuum showcases the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc to date revealing the volcanic site and native attributes of Sage Mountain Vineyard. A lively and expressive nose with lifted red fruit, hibiscus and delicate floral notes. The plush entry on the palate reveals concentrated dark fruit, and youthful black mulberry interweaving with layers of savory wild herb, exotic spice and graphite. The 2019 Continuum\u2019s mountain fruit expression is enveloped by a supple and silky texture with velvety fine tannins and ferrous minerality. Pleasing all the way though- the 2019 Continuum is an elevated and lush dance of power and grace on the palate.\u00a0Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% MerlotWatch a tasting to celebrate 100 years in wine and an unbroken string of 100 harvests with The Mondavi Family! 2019 Continuum is a singularly significant vintage marking the 100th harvest for the families of Tim and Marcia Mondavi. Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn leads this special tasting with Tim Mondavi, Carissa Mondavi and Brian Mondavi Borger. Watch the tasting here.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Blackberries, dark wet soil and blackcurrants. Graphite, too. So aromatic. Pure fruit. Full-bodied with superbly polished, fine tannins that draw you down through the center of palate. Extremely layered and the texture is so curated, giving wonderful persistence. Real plushness and fine, velvety texture. 50% cabernet sauvignon, 37% cabernet franc, 7% petit verdot and 6% merlot. Better after 2026.", "rating": "99"}]}
{"name": "Leviathan 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/leviathan-2019/826684", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$40", "notes": "The 2019 Leviathan boasts an intense mix of fresh boysenberry, black cherry, and plum with cocoa powder, allspice, and nutmeg. Its earthy elements of our rocky California hillsides include bay Laurel, sage, cedar, and dry red earth which speaks to its origins. Supple and balanced tannins of this rich wine lead to a long savory finish with hints of graphite and star anise. It is approachable now and built to cellar.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Very pure fruit this year with ripe raspberries and fresh currants throughout. Full-to medium-bodied with soft, polished tannins and bright, clean fruit. It\u2019s really balanced and the finish and makes you want to drink it. Subtle and vivid fruit at the end. Yet, it can improve with age. Blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and petite verdot. Drink or hold.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Always a value, the 2019 California Red Wine is a juicy, up-front, undeniably delicious red with plenty of red, black, and blue fruits as well as graphite, leafy herbs, and chalky mineral nuances. Medium to full-bodied, pure, balanced, and seamless, it's a no-brainer purchase to enjoy over the coming 8-10 years at a minimum. Best After 2022", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Mira Winery Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/mira-winery-yountville-cabernet-sauvignon-2016/539370", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Yountville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$144", "notes": "Intense fresh aromatics of sweet and dried fruit are balanced by notes of black pepper and cigar box. On the palate the wine shows its bold structure and bracing acidity, a window into the tremendous potential for this wine to evolve as it ages.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2016 Mira Cabernet Sauvignon is a remarkable wine. TASTING NOTES: This formidable wine possesses beautiful and striking power and grace. Its riveting aromas and flavors of concentrated black fruit, dried herbs, pencil lead, and oak lead to a wonderful and lasting experience. Enjoy it with a triple cr\u00e8me blue-veined cheese and conversation with a great friend. (Tasted: May 18, 2020, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This impressively structured wine, with just 3% Petit Verdot, is ample in a robut blackberry jam tone. Iron, tobacco, lavender and dried herb ride along the midpalate with ease. The black pepper on the finish is additionally on point.Cellar Selection", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "An opulent, lavish style with almost decadent aromas: blackberry jam, Asian spices, plum sauce and mushrooms. Succulent raisins, chocolate and truffle.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "El Enemigo Malbec 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/el-enemigo-malbec-2018/932161", "varietal": "Malbec", "location": "Mendoza, Argentina", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$24", "notes": "Rich and concentrated, it offers aromas of black fruit, cherry and dark berryfruit on the nose followed in the palate by a full-bodied wine with flavors of spice, blackberry, black cherry, pepper and a slight floral character. The finish is elegant and lengthy.Pair this wine with rodizio, Lyonnaise sauces, grilled steaks, and barbecued ribs.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Malbec has some 8% Cabernet Franc in the blend, and it has only 13.5% alcohol while retaining very good acidity. The grapes were sourced from Gualtallary and were co-fermented. It's a serious, subtle and mineral Malbec, with some austerity and shy varietal aromas of violets and wild herbs. The palate is medium-bodied with terrific texture and very clean and focused flavors, and it has the chalky texture from the limestone-rich soils. 28,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2019 after 12 months in ancient oak foudres.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of ripe blackberries and dark cherries with herbal undertones. It\u2019s medium-to full-bodied with chewy tannins. Fleshy with an ink-like feel on the palate. Very approachable with a flavorful finish. Delivers as always. Drink or hold.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/domaine-drouhin-oregon-pinot-noir-375ml-half-bottle-2019/979795", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon", "alcohol_volume": "375ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.9", "price": "$23", "notes": "The 2019 Dundee Hills Estate Pinot Noir is beautifully concentrated with a decidedly complex bouquet. Restrained notes of redcurrant compote and tobacco transition to youthful spice and bramble. Texturally very pleasing, the velvety palate seamlessly blends a kirsch core with an appealing influence of earthy undertones and a touch of vanilla. The engaging finish is luxuriously long and elegant. This wine will continue to develop beautifully over the next 8-12 years.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills is defined, expressive and layered, with pure lavender, peppercorn and wild berry aromas and a velvety texture with bursts of freshness that highlight floral perfume and an array of spicy accents on the extended finish.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A very pretty combination of dried berries, smoke and cedar with some dried flowers, following through to a medium body, a solid core of fruit and a round yet firm, tannic finish. Young, but so attractive. Give it two or three years to open. Try after 2023.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Sleek and elegantly layered, with bright cherry and raspberry flavors accented by black tea and stony mineral notes that glide toward the long, vibrant finish. Drink now through 2030.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This young wine remains stiff and herbal, with brambly berry fruit in the background. The tannins are still a bit abrasive and will need further bottle age to smooth out. The overall mix of raspberry fruit, tart acidity and pungent herb suggests that with time this will evolve into a most complex and interesting bottle.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Melville Sta. Rita Hills Estate Pinot Noir 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/melville-sta-rita-hills-estate-pinot-noir-2020/899222", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$39", "notes": "Red rose petal in color, lively and vivid aromatics of raspberry, black cherry, fresh cranberry sauce, blood orange and nori waft from the glass. In the background, dried sage, basil powder and talc weave alongside a hint of cinnamon and orange rind. The mouthfeel is polished with soft, bright acidity and focused, silky, assertive tannins on the finish that add gorgeous earthy components and complexity.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2020 Pinot Noir Estate has a medium ruby color and scents of dried red cherries and pomegranate with accents of tobacco leaves and prosciutto. The medium-bodied palate is firm and grainy, finishing earthy.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Dominio de Pingus Flor de Pingus 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/dominio-de-pingus-flor-de-pingus-2019/856152", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Ribera del Duero, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$94", "notes": "The wine is clear and bright with a medium ruby color and presence of legs. The nose is clean and developing, showing medium intensity aromas of cedar, vanilla, chocolate, dark plums, dark cherries, licorice and anise. The wine is dry in the mouth with a medium acidity. It has medium supple tannins and a high alcohol. It has a medium body and flavors of cedar, vanilla, dark plums, dark cherries and licorice. The finish is long.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Blackberries, black cherries and hot crushed stones with cement and black licorice. Subtle yet complex aromas. Medium to full body and an exquisite texture, with intense tannins and a long, flavorful finish. The verve and mouth-feel is luxurious and captivating. This is very structured. Try after 2024.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Flor de Pingus is marginally riper than the PSI and Pingus from the same vintage but still shows the freshness and finesse the cask sample showed a little over one year ago. The wine has more concentration than the 2018, and it has absorbed the oak quite well. They use maybe 20% new barrels for the \u00e9levage here. It has abundant, fine-grained tannins. It's a powerful vintage of flor, reflecting the solar vintage, but still keeping the poise, harvesting early and fermenting at low temperature.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/duckhorn-napa-valley-merlot-2019/872239", "varietal": "Merlot", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$53", "notes": "From its tantalizing aromas of ripe cherry and black plum to its fine-grained tannins and lively complexity, this is a lovely expression of Napa Valley Merlot. On the palate, the flavors are rich and fleshy, with luxurious layers of black currant, red licorice, fig compote, blueberry, and crushed rose petal flowing to a long, elegant finish.\u00a0Blend: 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon,1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot offers a smooth and delectable ride on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine excels with aromas and flavors of black fruit, earthy notes, and a suggestion of oak. Enjoy it with grilled lamb kebabs. (Tasted December 28, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Auctioneer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/auctioneer-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/864543", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$33", "notes": "This Cabernet Sauvignon is refined, elegant, and beautifully balanced\u2014in essence, the style of wine that made Napa Valley famous. It is dark with aromas of cassis, plum and anise. The palate displays rich cherry and blackberry flavors with just the right amount of fresh acidity and toasty spice. Your palate is enveloped in soft, ripe, tannins, which leads to a beautifully balanced and long finish.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/paul-hobbs-beckstoffer-to-kalon-vineyard-cabernet-sauvignon-2009/753357", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Oakville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$469", "notes": "", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Opus One (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/opus-one-15-liter-magnum-2016/544726", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Oakville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$949", "notes": "The 2016 Opus One is remarkably elegant and bright offering sumptuous aromas of fresh red and blue fruit, baking spices and vanilla, and a delicate fragrance of spring florals. The initial bouquet is augmented by more nuanced notes of sage, rosemary, and black olive. Juicy flavors of black cherry, blackberry and cassis flood the palate and creamy, fine-grained tannins deliver a delightfully round structure. Harmonious and lively, the flavors linger to create an enduring finish with touches of dark chocolate and espresso.Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Fantastic aromas that are complex and complete with blackcurrants, blueberries and herbs, such as basil and bay leaf. But always subtle. Full-bodied yet linear and very refined with a very persistent finish. It shows drive and brightness. So refined at the end. Needs at least three to five years to come together.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Love the juiciness of this, right off the bat, rich deep black cherry rippling with menthol and eucalyptus notes, and these beautiful floral aromatics that Opus gets in the best years. A very classic style, touches of baked vanilla, rosemary and olive. Harvest 9th September to 12th October (starting off slowly then speeding up as the heat rose). 1% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot completes the blend, 17 days skin contact.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Opus One bursts from the glass with ripe blueberries, black cherry jam and cr\u00e8me de cassis with hints of violets, dark chocolate, cedar chest and cardamom, plus a touch of charcoal. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the palate delivers layer upon layer of opulent stewed black fruit with amazing tension and firm, ripe, fine-grained tannins, finishing long with a whole array of exotic spices coming through.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2016 Opus One is brilliant and shows yet again that 2016 was a magical vintage for Napa Valley. Based largely on Cabernet Sauvignon mixed with 8% each of Petit Verdot and Merlot, with 5% Cabernet Franc and a splash of Malbec, its deep purple hue is followed by a beautiful bouquet of black cherries, cr\u00e8me de cassis, and blueberry fruit intermixed with notions of cedary spice, toasty oak, graphite, and flowers. With an almost Bordeaux-like class and structure, this full-bodied beauty has no hard edges, plenty of ripe tannins, and is extraordinarily pure, elegant, and long. It can be drunk today (give it a healthy decant) or cellared for 2-3 decades. Rating: 97+", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A focused, restrained style, with a steady beam of fresh red and black currant preserve flavors, laced with bay leaf, cedar and tobacco notes. An iron edge pierces the finish, while the fruit keeps pace. A bit more classically backward than its Oakville peers, so tuck this away in the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2020 through 2038.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "OVID Hexameter 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/ovid-hexameter-2016/553221", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$324", "notes": "The unrushed extravagance of the 2016 growing season finds full expression in this Hexameter. Opulent notes of Rainier cherry, violets, fresh blackberry, and plum mingle serenely with aromas of dark chocolate, molasses and pencil shavings. Round and resonant, this wine captures the undeniable deliciousness of this spectacular vintage.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "In the same ballpark as the 2015, the 2016 Hexameter (55% Cabernet Franc, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a splash of Merlot) is similarly inky colored and has heavenly notes of black raspberries, cassis, violets, and forest floor. This full-bodied, absolutely riveting 2016 has ultra-fine tannins, is perfectly balanced, no hard edges, and a purity of fruit that\u2019s hard to describe. It\u2019s another legendary wine from this team. Give bottles another 2-3 years and it will knock your socks off over the following 10-15 years.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Blended of 55% Cabernet Franc, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Hexameter leaps from the glass with bold Black Forest cake, cassis and redcurrant jelly scents with suggestions of candied violets, pencil lead, oolong tea and cumin seed with a touch of cigar box. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals loads of red and black fruit layers beautifully laced with exotic spices and floral fragrances, framed by super ripe, super fine-grained tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This features a strong tobacco leaf note amid a hefty core of steeped currant, blackberry and plum fruit flavors. Shows solid depth, with a long tug of warm loam and espresso cream through the finish, while the fruit keeps pace. A big wine, exhibiting serious buried minerality. Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2022 through 2038.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Angeline California Pinot Noir 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/angeline-california-pinot-noir-2020/775622", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.8", "price": "$15", "notes": "Vivid notes of candied cranberry, raspberry and dark cherry, with cola, toasted oak and earthy backbone with smooth tannins.\nGenerous and fruit forward. Pairs perfectly with tangy pulled pork and buttermilk cornbread.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A perfumed, floral nose of cherries, strawberries, cranberries, roses, chocolate orange and coconut. Medium body with fine tannins and lively acidity. Flavorful, crunchy finish. Drink now.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Westwood Winery Legend Proprietary Red Blend 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/westwood-winery-legend-proprietary-red-blend-2018/749236", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.6", "price": "$65", "notes": "Delicious, plump and black fruit forward, the Legend Proprietary blend marries the best blocks of Syrah from our Annadel Gap Vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon from an organic vineyard in the Knights Valley. Mouth-filling in texture, the wine has heft and weight while being fantastically balanced in the finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Tasting Panel", "review": "In its third vintage, this superbly expressive red blend of\r\nCabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Mourvedre emits scents of\r\njasmine, plum blossoms and cafe mocha. Winemakers\r\nPhilippe Melka and Maayan Koschitzky fermented the wine\r\nin closed-top stainless steel tanks as well as a French oak\r\nupright tank. Aged in 30% new French oak for 20 months.\r\nThe palate mirrors the nose, adding a graceful array of\r\nfloral notes with more robust flavors ascending to heavenly\r\nlevels of black raspberry, coffee, and dots of white pepper\r\nthat cause the mouth to salivate.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "The Somm Journal", "review": "In its third vintage, this superbly expressive blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Mourv\u00e8dre was fermented by winemakers Philippe Melka and Maayan Koschitzky in closed-top stainless-steel tanks as well as a French oak upright tank and was aged in (30% new) French oak for 20 months. Scents of jasmine, plum blossom, and mocha are mirrored on the palate, which adds a graceful array of floral notes while ascending to heavenly levels with robust flavors of black raspberry, coffee, and dots of white pepper that cause the mouth to salivate.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2018 Legend Proprietary Red is an interesting blend of 45% Syrah, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Mourv\u00e8dre, and the rest Cabernet Franc, Tannat, and a splash of Petit Verdot. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by loads of blackberry and blueberries fruit intermixed with plenty of peppery herbs, menthol, and graphite. This rich, full-bodied effort has a delicious juiciness, polished tannins, and a notable sense of class and balance.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/stags-leap-wine-cellars-fay-vineyard-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/782049", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$149", "notes": "The 2018 Fay Cabernet Sauvignon offers fragrant aromas of boysenberry, cherry pie, cassis, sweet spice, and a touch of gardenia. The wine has a velvety mouthfeel with a well-balanced structure supported by lush polished tannins and flavors of blackberry and blueberry. Try pairing this estate-grown Cabernet with Thai peanut and shrimp salad, savory plum tart with goat cheese, or herb-crusted lamb chops with creamy polenta.Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Very floral with violets and roses, as well as sweet berries, cherries and some redcurrants. It\u2019s round and refined with lovely berry character and fine tannins.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "A barrel sample, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color and vibrant scents of freshly crushed red and black currants, fresh black berries and wild blueberries plus hints of cardamom, lavender, black olives and fertile loam. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of crunchy red, black and blue berry layers, supported by sturdy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing earthy.Barrel Sample: 93-95", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Very stylish, with a fine-grained alder and cedar backdrop that lets creamed plum, cassis and cherry reduction notes glide through unencumbered. Offers subtle savory, mineral and anise details that peek in throughout, with latent depth through the finish. Accessible, but there's absolutely no rush here. Drink now through 2038.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars FAY Cabernet Sauvignon is authentic. TASTING NOTES: This wine stays honest and accurate in its aromas and flavors of red and black fruit, hints of dust, spice, and dried herbs. Enjoy it with a crown roast of lamb. (Tasted: February 25, 2022, Rutherford, CA)", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/gd-vajra-barolo-albe-2017/722451", "varietal": "Nebbiolo", "location": "Barolo, Piedmont, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$40", "notes": "The 2017 Barolo Albe opens up with a bright, expressive nose. Red currant, cherries, macerated strawberries and mint are interlaced with floral tones and hints of rosehip, rhubarb, red fig, hawthorn, lavender and licorice. The palate is generous, layered and youthful, with ripe tannins and a classic finish on tones of marasca cherry.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Red berry, rose and camphor aromas waft out of the glass. Tangy and delicious, the smooth, full-bodied palate doles out ripe Marasca cherry, fleshy raspberry and hints of ground baking spice framed in taut, polished tannins. It\u2019s already accessible but also has good midterm aging potential. Drink 2022\u20132029. Editors\u2019 Choice.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2017 Barolo Albe has generous aromas of fresh black cherry, dried roses, baking spice, and tar. The palate has concentration of fruit that remains fresh with tension, noted by dried cranberry, orange zest, and cocoa. Once again, this wine proves a great value that well over-delivers for an entry Barolo. Drink 2021-2036.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "This is one of the most accessible and trustworthy wines you can buy from Piedmont. Keeping in line with past vintages, the G.D. Vajra 2017 Barolo Albe opens to medium concentration and a very expressive or fruit-forward bouquet. This hot-climate 2017 edition shows a little more ripeness and roundness as is to be expected, but these results are a safe bet nonetheless. Cherry and raspberry aromas are followed by blue flower and pressed violets. Set this bottle aside for medium or long-term drinking.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Fresh and floral aromas with plum, orange peel and some cedar follow through to a medium body with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Very drinkable now, but will improve with age.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Albe combines fruit from the Vaira family\u2019s high elevation vineyards in the Barolo commune, an advan-tage in the warmth of 2017. The wine\u2019s ripe cherry flavors are brightened by notes of lic-orice and orange peel, and the smooth tex-ture gains verve and depth with exposure to air. It\u2019s hard to beat this for by-the-glass pro-grams. Best Buy", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "El Enemigo Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/el-enemigo-gran-enemigo-gualtallary-single-vineyard-2016/724901", "varietal": "Cabernet Franc", "location": "Mendoza, Argentina", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$119", "notes": "El Gran Enemigo SV Gualtallary shows a deep purple color with red highlights. Its aromas are intense and elegant. Cabernet Franc brings sweet spices, black pepper and light notes of eucalyptus and thyme. Malbec brings notes of ripe black fruits, blackberries and black cherries. The oak aging gives a touch of chocolate and vanilla to blend. The taste is complex, sweet impact with structured tannins, and a very long and persistent finish. This wine was made in honor of the old Pomerol style where Cabernet Franc was blended with the other Bordeaux varieties.This wine is excellent with grilled meats and various cheeses.Blend: 85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Malbec", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The nose of the 2016 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard transported me back to the classical wines from the Bordeaux of yesteryear, with austerity and with no room for sweetness or creamy texture. This is about chalk and umami, salty and tasty, with the clout and wilderness of Gualtallary; its electric freshness and fine tannins; the expression of Cabernet Franc (with some Merlot) in the poor, stony and limestone-rich soils from the high-altitude vineyards; and the intensity this altitude provides, as there is a strong impact from the light in the grapes. But the one thing that I liked the most about this 2016 was its balance and the way it feels light but has tremendous concentration and power, light on its feet with masses of inner strength. It's nuanced and complex, even if it's terribly young. With time in the glass, it developed notes of orange peel that spoke of freshness, and the palate is sharp and direct, with symmetry and precision. This is approachable now but should live forever in bottle.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "The blue fruit, crushed chalk and stone are so exciting here, as always. Full-bodied with fresh fruit and fine, vertical tannin texture going through the center palate. Softness and balance throughout. So drinkable now, but will improve with age.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Alejandro Vigil has made Cabernet Franc from four different vineyards in the Uco Valley, and this one from the Los Chacayes GI has turned out to be the most wild and original of the quartet. A deep violet in colour, the floral nose offers a decent amount of red fruit, berries and spice from an ageing process that managed to tame the natural power of the terroir. Velvety in the mouth with juicy acidity and chalky tannins, this is a red for daring palates.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "The rather austere nose shows chalk, toasted oak, black fruit and floral notes. It presents good concentration and structure. Vanilla, earthy and fruit flavors are smoothly integrated with nice acidity and chalky tannins. It\u2019s full-bodied and has a flavorful long finish with oak and fruit in the aftertaste.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Jaboulet Hermitage La Maison Bleue 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/jaboulet-hermitage-la-maison-bleue-2019/784627", "varietal": "Syrah/Shiraz", "location": "Hermitage, Rhone, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$76", "notes": "Along the Petite Pierrelle street, not far from the stream of Torras and the road where the blackbirds sing, lies the pretty Maison Bleue. Leaning against the Hermitage Hill, one of the most beautiful vineyards in the world, this small stone house with blue shutters was once a real haven of peace for their winegrowers: a place to work, rest and share located in the heart of a legendary terroir. Today, this house of winegrowers has regained a new youth. Winegrowers and horses take shelter from time to time. The Maison Bleue still serves as a shelter for their grapes to dry the straw wine when they produce it. This year, they will use its space to dry their plants for biodynamic preparations. A new life in the respect of traditions.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "A superb Maison Bleue, the 2019 Hermitage La Maison Bleue seamlessly blends cherries and cassis into a purple mashup of fruit carried on rich, velvety waves of texture. Full-bodied and intense, it finishes complex and savory, adding notes of olive, clove and cedar on the long, luxurious finish. Already approachable, Best after 2023.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Beautiful cassis, truffle, damp earth, and ground pepper emerge from the 2019 Hermitage La Maison Bleue. Coming from the eastern portion of Hermitage Hill, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a rounded, opulent texture, building tannins, and a great finish. It's certainly in the same league (and style) as the 2018, and while it's going to drink nicely at a young age, my money is on it evolving gracefully for 20-25 years.Rating: 94-96", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Plenty of cloves and dried flowers with dark fruit, such as raspberries and blackberries. Some black truffle, too. Full-bodied with baked chocolate-pie and dark-fruit flavors. Full and warm at the end. Big, juicy wine. Give it a few years to come together.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Kinsella Estates Jersey Boys Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/kinsella-estates-jersey-boys-vineyard-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/742033", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$119", "notes": "The \"flagship\" vineyard from the Kinsella ranch comes out of the gate showing you everything that is indicative of the 2017 vintage. Intense black fruits, with thickness and a density that mirrors the 2013 vintage. This wine continues to show what vine age and a world class wine maker can do!", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Morgan Twelve Clones Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/morgan-twelve-clones-pinot-noir-2019/855456", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.2", "price": "$35", "notes": "The 2019 Twelve Clones demonstrates the finesse typical of pinot noir from theSanta Lucia Highlands. It displays aromas of black cherry, cedar, and sweet baking spices. Flavors of red and black fruit are complemented with a hint of sassafrass. Perfectly poised, this medium bodied wine is light on its feet with weightless tannins and crisp acidity. A wonderful accompaniment to roasted chicken and grilled salmon, as well as almost any duck, beef, or lamb preparation.", "reviews": [{"author": "Tasting Panel", "review": "Medium ruby color and a spiced cherry nose. Juicy, fresh, crisp, and tangy; balanced and delicious, with bright acidity and excellent length.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Bright aromas of pomegranate, orange peel, pepper and sea salt show on the nose of this clonal combination. Zesty, energetic flavors of lemon and orange zest meet with a tart and snappy red-currant flavor on the palate, with oregano and cardamom adding complexity toward the finish.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Ziobaffa Organic Toscana 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/ziobaffa-organic-toscana-2015/633461", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "12.5", "price": "$22", "notes": "Organic Toscana has a deep garnet color and has an intense bouquet, elegant and fruity, with lovely aromas of violets. On the palate is full, warm with perfectly balanced tannins with hints of licorice, spice and red fruits.Toscana pairs perfectly with roasted/grilled meats, stews, pasta with red sauces, pizza and firmer cheeses. Ideally, serve at about 60\u00b0F.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A ripe and fleshy Tuscan red that\u2019s easy-drinking, thanks to stacks of blackcurrant character, rather little tannin and discreet oak. From organically grown grapes.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Double Diamond by Schrader Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/double-diamond-by-schrader-oakville-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/664807", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Oakville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$84", "notes": "Prepare to be dazzled by this wine, with its harmonious integration of decadent fruit, refined structure, and exotic spice components. In the glass, the wine possesses a dark plum-purple hue. Intriguing aromatic notes of Mexican chocolate, nutmeg, brambly fruit, spearmint, and violets swell from the glass in concert. Upon entry, the mouthfeel is voluptuous, sleek, and inviting, while also exhibiting a silky tannin profile to provide a complex framework. Rich palate notes suggest black currant, blackberry reduction, leather, crushed rock, and allspice.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Readers looking to get a taste of the impeccable quality and style from Schrader at a more affordable price point would do well to check out the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Diamond. Coming all from Oakville, it has a classic Cabernet nose of black and blue fruits, green tobacco, cedar pencil, damp earth, and chocolate. It's not over the top and has beautiful varietal character as well as medium to full body, ripe yet present tannins, good overall freshness, and a great finish. This is beautifully done and well worth a case purchase. I'd lean toward drinking bottles over the coming 10-12 years, but I certainly wouldn't be surprised to see it evolve longer. It's a candidate for the best Napa Cabernet under $100.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "An elegant, fruit-driven cabernet sauvignon with notes of red fruit and spices. Fresh herbs, such as thyme. It\u2019s full-bodied and well balanced. The texture is pleasant and smooth with elegant tannins. The finish is long and flavorful.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "A Schrader-related wine made by Thomas Rivers Brown, this 100% varietal wine is a showcase of the appellation, wide in appeal and bold, ripe red fruit. Sage, tar, cedar and pencil provide varietal complexity and contrast to the fruit; the tannin's are integrated yet still grippy. Enjoy best from 2028\u20132038. Cellar Selection.\u00a0", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 Double Diamond by Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon defines the Oakville AVA well. TASTING NOTES: This wine delivers aromas and flavors of ripe and black flavors and stays long and sturdy on the palate. Pair it with a juicy, grilled ribeye. (Tasted: October 14, 2020, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This has a rounded, fleshy feel to the mix of creamed plum and cassis flavors. Light flashes of sassafras and loam provide that Oakville hint, while the fruit holds sway overall", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Clos Henri Petit Clos Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/clos-henri-petit-clos-pinot-noir-2019/698596", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Marlborough, New Zealand", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$19", "notes": "Freshly squeezed cherries and plums, our Petit Clos Pinot Noir is flush with abundant aromas of dark red fruits with a liquorice undercurrent. Exuberant and densely concentrated, the lively palate has notes of cherry liqueur and macerated plums which are all bound together with firm, textural tannins.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This quality-focused biodynamic producer's Petit Clos range is always great value. This vintage, an excellent one in Marlborough, gives particular bang for buck. The wine is the color of freshly squeezed cherry juice, and the vibrant nose offers oodles of plump summer berries just off the bush, along with stalky, floral undertones. The palate is equally exuberant, the juicy fruit wound by firm, textural tannins. A charmer of a wine for knocking back at a barbecue. Editors' Choice.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A very fresh, modern and spicy pinot that has abundant red and dark-cherry aromas with violets. Some gently herbal notes, too. The palate has a very smooth-honed blueberry and dark-cherry core. Smooth tannins and a nice build into the finish. Drink now.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Tenuta Guado al Tasso 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/tenuta-guado-al-tasso-2018/768201", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$139", "notes": "The Guado al Tasso 2018 is an intense ruby red color. The nose opens with captivating notes of sweet spices and small dark ripe fruit, licorice root, leather and tobacco. On the palate the tannins are graceful: silky on entry and vibrant on the finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Renzo Cotarella, managing director of Marchesi Antinori tells me that the 2018 vintage showed very different results in the inland and hilly Chianti Classico appellation compared to the flat, sea-facing Bolgheri appellation. This season saw some rain right before harvest. That extra humidity rolled right off the Chianti Classico hills and disappeared without effect, but it stuck around longer in the thicker, flatter soils of Guado al Tasso. For this reason, one of the estate's top wines, the Cabernet Franc-based Matarocchio, was not produced in 2018 for fear that the fruit would not offer the concentration required of a wine of that important stature. The best of that fruit was used in this wine instead. For that reason, the 2018 Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso sees a little more Cabernet Franc (clocking in at about 22% of the blend) and less Merlot, with the rest being Cabernet Sauvignon, of course, (at about 60%).", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Lots of redcurrants and flowers on the nose, together with crushed stones. Full-bodied and very layered with beautiful fruit and density, yet it remains agile and light. The tannins are totally integrated. I like the light herbal touch to the red fruit here. Flower petals. Juicy, flavorful finish with citrus zest at the end. 60% Cabernet sauvignon, 22% cabernet franc and 18% merlot. Really pretty now, but wait two or three years.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Rain showers early in the growing season replenished the water reserves at Guado al Tasso, leading to a plush and rich wine freshened by accents of cool herbs and violets. Its black plum and dark chocolate flavors are ripe and opulent, layered with notes of licorice and espresso, couched in a smooth, creamy texture. There\u2019s plenty of vibrant acidity to keep those flavors lively in the coming years, as the rich oak tones integrate.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Made with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc and 18% Merlot, this has aromas of cassis, French oak, leather and a whiff of bell pepper that waft out of the glass. Elegantly structured, the bright, linear palate offers black-skinned berries, licorice and coffee bean set against taut, fine-grained tannins.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Rich, intense fruit flavors of black currant and black cherry are shaded by vanilla, toasty oak, iron, black olive and tobacco accents in this complex, harmonious red. Fine balance and a lingering finish cap it off. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2023 through 2035.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Lail J. Daniel Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/lail-j-daniel-cuvee-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/734266", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$269", "notes": "The Lail 2018 J. Daniel Cuv\u00e9e absolutely sings with the beauty and purity of the vintage, with its bright red fruits (raspberry, cherry and pomegranate), gorgeous texture, and glorious length. The telltale blackberry jam, black cherry, and boysenberry are here as always, as is ripe and rich demeanor. The wonderful balance belies the power and scale of this stunning vintage for J. Daniel Cuv\u00e9e.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvee comes from a mix of terroirs (Howell Mountain, Stags Leap, Oakville, Calistoga) and is brought up in 75% new French oak. Heavenly notes of red and black currants, dried tobacco, sandalwood, flowers, and spice give way to a full-bodied, concentrated, yet weightless texture that carries awesome tannins, no hard edges, and just flawless balance. This majestic, regal wine is going to drink brilliantly for 25 years or more.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 J. Daniel Cuv\u00e9e Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 20 months in French oak barrels, 75% new. Very deep garnet-purple in color, it soars out of the glass with seductive notes of cr\u00e8me de cassis, blueberry preserves and Black Forest cake, followed by suggestions of espresso, yeast extract, black truffles and charcoal plus a fragrant waft of violets. Full-bodied, rich and opulently fruited in the mouth, it has layer upon layer of black fruit preserves, earthy nuances and savory sparks, framed by firm, finely grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and fragrant.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Complex and full-bodied, this shows notes of blackberries, plums, chocolate, herbs and minerals. The palate is velvety, ample, powerful and very balanced. Terrific finish that develops and lasts. Very structured and focused. This needs at least two to four years of bottle age. Try after 2023.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Connoisseurs' Guide", "review": "Nothing less than a tour de force, the Lail 2018 J. Daniel Cuv\u00e9e is a Cabernet of soaring beauty and fruity depth that combines amazing richness with an altogether remarkable degree of real sophistication. It offers layer upon layer of blackcurrant fruit, creamy oak, black olives and loam, and, although it is a wine of considerable concentration and muscle, it is also uncannily wellpolished for a wine that is as young and muscular as it is. We do not use the term \u201cclassic\u201d lightly, but classic it is, and, while we have yet to see a great many of the top Cabernet Sauvignons from what is a heralded vintage, it sets a high standard that will be hard to beat. It is that good!", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/gaja-camarcanda-promis-2019/791153", "varietal": "Tuscan Blends", "location": "Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$49", "notes": "Bright and deep garnet color. This wine shows aromas of ripe fruits, black cherry and black plum. It then unfolds in a complex and deeper way on the nose, with charming notes of sandalwood and essential oils. Always an approachable wine, the Promis blend is also well structured and voluptuous in the mouth, yet with \u00a0a refreshing acidity. 2019 Promis displays terrific harmony and a saline quality which characterizes \u00a0the grapes from Bolgheri, so close to the seaside, combined with persistent hints of aromatic herbs \u00a0which come from the windier area of Bibbona.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/jaboulet-crozes-hermitage-domaine-de-thalabert-2019/784631", "varietal": "Syrah/Shiraz", "location": "Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$39", "notes": "The oldest Domaine of the Crozes-Hermitage appellation, one of Paul Jaboulet A\u00een\u00e9\u2019s properties since 1834.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2019 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert showed well, with a floral, pepper, and sappy herb style as well as plenty of darker cherry and currant fruit. With medium to full body, a vibrant, elegant texture, present tannins, and good acidity, this is a classic, balanced Thalabert to hide for 2-4 years and enjoy over the following decade or more.Barrel Sample: 92-94", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Seemingly refined by the additional elevage since I reviewed a barrel sample last year, the 2019 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert remains a big, rich, dark-fruited and almost tarry effort, but this full-bodied wine is pleasantly velvety and marked by savory notes of scorched wood and black olive tapenade that linger on the finish. Best after 2023. Rating: 93+", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is very ripe with warm richness. It\u2019s full-bodied and layered with round, chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Needs time to soften, but already opulent and attractive, in a bigger style. ", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/silver-oak-alexander-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-15-liter-magnum-2017/780784", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$189", "notes": "The 2017 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color with a magenta rim. It has an enticing nose of cassis, blackberry, vanilla, sage, and spearmint. Upon entry, this wine builds from potpourri and bramble to a bright pop of raspberry on the mid-palate. A juicy finish with chewy tannins and a medium length.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2017 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offers a satisfying experience from start to finish. TASTING NOTES: This wine excels with aromas of black fruit, anise, dried herbs, and coconut. Pair it with a juicy, grilled ribeye. (Tasted: July 18, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/turnbull-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/782331", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.3", "price": "$54", "notes": "Notes of dusted blackberries, plum, and cherry lead to a back-drift of toast and fleeting tobacco. Supple creamy tannins widen the dark fruit mid-palate, lending to a lifted and layered finish. This wine widens and rises in amplitude and velocity with elegance and balance, showcasing the incredible beauty of the 2019 vintage.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A sold and structured cabernet with blackberries, blueberries, currants and some walnuts. Full-bodied with firm, fine tannins and a long finish. Very attractive now, but it will age nicely.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon gives up earthy notes of charcoal, damp earth and wild fungi over a cassis and Black Forest cake core, plus a touch of dried herbs. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with black fruits, supported by a grainy texture and finishing fruity.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (6 Liter Bottle) 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/silver-oak-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-6-liter-bottle-2017/878328", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "6000ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$1,474", "notes": "The 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color with notes of blackberry, blueberry, roasted coffee beans, coriander and a hint of nutmeg. Smooth upon entry, this wine is broad and plush on the mid-palate. It has an elegant density throughout and a long, generous finish.Blend: 80.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.6% Merlot, 2.9% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 0.7% Malbec", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is a big upgrade in finesse and clarity to such a popular, premium cabernet from Napa. It shows lots of blackberry, tar, cedar and oak-tree aromas that follow through to a full yet toned palate of fine, integrated tannins and a vivid finish. Owner David Duncan explained that the American oak they use in the wine for aging now comes 100% from their own barrel-making facilities, which tones down the vanilla character in the wine. Really impressive and delicious. It\u2019s a joy to drink now, but can age.\u00a0", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2017 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon deftly folds ripe fruit and oak into a smooth and delectable experience. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with red and black fruit aromas and a complimentary oak accent. Enjoy it with the first cut from a prime rib. (Tasted: January 20, 2022, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "One Stone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/one-stone-cellars-cabernet-sauvignon-2020/903986", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.1", "price": "$19", "notes": "The 2020 One Stone Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of cherry, plum, sandalwood, and tobacco. A rich, vibrant texture presents elegantly weighted flavors of red currant, cherry, and blackberry, all buoyed by varietal hints of black olive. Restrained acidity and dusty tannins carry a long, energetic finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2021 One Stone Cabernet Sauvignon is smooth, layered, and pleasing in the finish. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows focused aromas and flavors of dried herbs, leaves, and candied cherries. Pair it with grilled lamb chops. (Tasted: February 16, 2022, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "89"}]}
{"name": "Jonata El Alma de Jonata 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/jonata-el-alma-de-jonata-2018/877612", "varietal": "Cabernet Franc", "location": "Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$179", "notes": "Singular and dramatic nose of cocoa powder, scorched earth, fresh mint and raspberry preserves. Black plum and cassis on the attack. Pencil shavings, dusty gravel, kalamata olive and lavender. Complex and wonderful convergence of earth, herb and darkness. Ample generosity, but ultimately remains light and fresh, vibrant and lively. Perfumed, chalky and profound. Pushes from generous fruit on the attack to a long and memorable finish. Lovely race to see whether fruit, tannic structure or bright acidity will win. All seem to push for minutes. An ethereal and driven Alma. A seemingly unique combination: aromatic and tense 2008 meets the black fruit-driven 2009 powerhouse.\nBlend: 62% Cabernet Franc, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Based on 62% Cabernet Franc, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Merlot, brought up in 20% new French oak, the deep purple 2018 El Alma de Jonata boasts a rocking Cabernet Franc nose of smoked black fruits, tobacco, chocolate, and earth as well as medium to full-bodied richness, ripe tannins, good acidity, and a great finish.Range: 94-96+", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Caymus Suisun Grand Durif 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/caymus-suisun-grand-durif-2019/840376", "varietal": "Petite Sirah", "location": "Suisun Valley, North Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$61", "notes": "A vibrant, velvety purple, the 2019 vintages features scents of supple leather and earthy wood. The nose is layered with notes of ripe blackberries, rose petals and a hint of clove. Extremely fine, smooth tannins envelop the palate right away, held in seamless balance by this wine's oak. Flavors of berry cobbler mingle with leather, a wisp of fresh campfire, blooming flowers, and chocolate-covered raisins. Dark chocolate carries over to the finish alongside bright fruit and a luxurious, delicate texture.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2009", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-pichon-longueville-comtesse-de-lalande-2009/111792", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pauillac, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$244", "notes": "This beautiful vintage of Pichon Lalande is loaded with floral, cassis, boysenberry, earth, olive and tobacco notes. With a high percentage of CS, blended with 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, this powerful, graceful, sensuous, rich, fresh Bordeaux Wine is pure, refined and offers silky, velvet textures.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a little reticent to begin, slowly giving way to notions of warm black cherries, blackcurrant cordial, stewed plums and saut\u00e9ed herbs with hints of damp soil, tobacco and beef drippings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with tightly wound black fruit and earthy layers, framed by ripe, fine-grained tannins and lovely freshness making for a long, lively finish. Classic!\r\n\r\nRating: 97+", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "A beautifully ripe, intense and concentrated red and black fruit aroma leads to a palate that's still closed, but those damson fruits are well brushed and of serious quality. This is going beat for beat with the top level wines in 2009 and it's utterly brilliant, delivering juice, minerality, power, balance, silky tannins, definition and sheer enjoyment.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "What a great nose of blackberries, currants and spices. Hints of fresh herbs. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and lovely fruit. Such finesse and beauty. Wonderful to taste. Reminds me of the legendary 1982. Try in 2018.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "A seductive wine, delicously ripe with the softest, juiciest fruit over smoky new wood. The wine shows intense fruit as well as a soft Merlot core. The tannins are beautifully integrated in this ripely sweet wine.Cellar Selection", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Offers a dark roasted core of plum sauce, warm fig paste, melted licorice and singed cedar, while a mouthwatering iron edge and a lovely smoldering tobacco note add lift and length through the finish. A touch restrained now, but should blossom with cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2033.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Haut-Brion 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-haut-brion-2018/520478", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$714", "notes": "Blend: 49.4% Merlot, 38.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11.9% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Haut-Brion is composed of 49.4% Merlot, 38.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11.9% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, the wine needs a lot of swirling before it begins to release a whole complex melody of notes, one at a time to begin: tilled earth, followed by pronounced licorice, then crushed rocks, then the preserved plums. Eventually, it all comes together into a fascinating crescendo of intense cr\u00e8me de cassis, rose oil, wild blueberries and kirsch notes, giving way to quiet, persistent leitmotif scents of cinnamon stick, truffles and redcurrant jelly. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers all this and more, revealing tightly wound black fruit, red berry and exotic spice layers within a solid, wonderfully plush frame and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length and loads of earth and mineral sparks.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of currants, leaves, fresh mushrooms, oyster shell, tobacco, and dried flowers, following through to a full body, yet ever so refined and polished and it grows on the palate. Lovely, energetic finish. Subtle and driven at the end of the palate. Drink in 2026 and onwards.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "A beautiful Haut-Brion that combines generosity and elegance. It's rich, and velvety, with a vibrant ruby rim, all conveying structure and a sense of power. The flavour floods in through the mid-palate, displaying wonderfully vibrant blackberry, blueberry, slate, touches of blond tobacco, freshly cut herbs and exotic spicing. You can feel in the texture that it's a warm year, not holding back. It's powerful but elegant and unforced at the same time, with some brambled edges that give a welcome sense of acidity and a touch of bitterness. \r\n\r\n Barrel Sample: 98", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This wine has an immense structure that's powered by tannins, yet backed by a dry core and bright acidity. The black currant flavor is very fine and concentrated while also having a juicy freshness that marks the vintage. It has all the structure that should be expected from this estate.Barrel Sample: 96-98", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "A quintessential expression of this terroir, the 2018 Ch\u00e2teau Haut-Brion checks in as 49.4% Merlot, 38.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Cabernet Franc brought up in a mix of new and used barrels. Ripe and sexy, yet also offering subtle aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, smoked earth, tobacco leaf, truffle, lead pencil, and minerals, it takes its time opening up but reveals a full-bodied, concentrated, multi-layered style carrying gorgeous tannins, flawless balance, and just a wonderful symmetry and elegance paired with beautiful richness. This noble, gorgeous Haut-Brion will benefit from 7-8 years of bottle age and cruise for 40 years or so.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Waves of cassis, cherry puree and blackberry paste roll through in this showstopper, with notes of tea, sandalwood, iron and anise providing an entourage for the fruit. A subtle warm earth accent underscores the finish without intruding on the texture. A large-scaled yet eminently refined wine. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2045.", "rating": "98"}]}
{"name": "Migration Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/migration-sonoma-coast-pinot-noir-2020/877635", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.9", "price": "$34", "notes": "Sourced from some of the finest cool-climate vineyards on the Sonoma Coast, this alluring Pinot Noir reveals inviting layers of ripe cherry, strawberry, rose petal, carraway and plum. On the palate it is lush, cohesive and impeccably balanced, with fine-grained tannins carrying the wine to a long, silky finish.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Summers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/summers-estate-cabernet-sauvignon-2016/523173", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.1", "price": "$50", "notes": "Summers produces an exquisite and highly-rated Calistoga NapaValley Cabernet Sauvignon from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignongrapes procured from several select vineyards in Calistoga, including the Summers\u2019 own Villa Andriana Vineyard. A medium-bodied wine with fruity sweet, cassis and black currant notes interwoven with notions of chocolate and coffee. They\u2019re proud to bring you a wine that reflects the quality and care they\u2019ve put into their own estate vineyards.Pair with prime rib, pork chops, grilled salmon or hamburgers.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Features an intense core of steeped loganberry and black currant fruit flavors, infused with singed apple wood, anise and licorice notes. Grippy but racy, with a flash of savory adding cut and energy to the finish. Best from 2021 through 2032.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/justin-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/878216", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$26", "notes": "Dark ruby purple core, lighter toward the rim of the glass, with moderately stained tears. Aromatic with attractive ripe black cherry, black currant over black and red berry with vanilla, cinnamon, oak, leather, autumn leaf with cedar and licorice accents.\nDry and near full-bodied with ripe dark fruit of cherry and cassis and berry notes on entry joined by vanilla, cinnamon and oak barrel notes toward the mid palate with savory tobacco,leather and cedar elements. The finish is moderately long and clean, showing baking spice, licorice and subtle camphor over sustain complex fruit. The 2019 JUSTIN Cabernet is anexceptionally balanced Cabernet, showing both rich, complex fruit and a fresh palate even in its youth, making it a versatile red wine at a great price that pairs well with a variety of dishes. Try it with some hard sheep\u2019s milk cheeses and salami, a rotisserie chicken with garlic and herbs, homemade pizzas, pasta Bolognese, or a nice steak. You\u2019ll find this wine a great accompaniment to just about anything you would want to have with a red wine.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/castiglion-del-bosco-brunello-di-montalcino-2015/590190", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$70", "notes": "Brunello di Montalcino 2015 shows an intense ruby red color with garnet reflections, the classic Brunello aromas are clear and bursting, including notes of undergrowth, small red berries and hints of violet. On the palate it develops in an infinite progression, with velvety tannins, it is characterized by excellent persistence and an elegant finish.Pairs well with Tordelli stuffed with pork capocollo and Diavola sauce.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Wonderful aromas of flowers, plums, terracotta and white pepper. Intense, yet ever so subtle. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and intense finish. Shows excellent length. Drink after 2021.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Castiglion del Bosco is the Montalcino estate owned by Massimo Ferragamo of the Ferragamo shoe and fashion dynasty. This pretty wine shows precision and focus with a rich, fruit-forward style. The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a shapely Tuscan red with the softness and velvety intensity to pair with a winter meat dish by an open fireplace. The wine glides smoothly over the palate, imparting aromas of black cherry, dried blackberry, plum, toasted spice and crushed flower. This harvest, which came about a week earlier than expected, resulted in a measured and carefully balanced Sangiovese from a generous vintage. An ample 10,000 cases were made.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "This wine aged for two years in French oak barriques, gaining notes of cacao and cardamom that enrich its ripe cherry and plum flavors. Hints of orange zest and crunchy herbs add dimension, the flavors held together by fine, dusty tannins. Best Buy", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Tightly wound, with tart cherry, graphite, earth and cigar box flavors, aligned to an edge of firm tannins. Flirts with rusticity, yet remains tense and smoldering. Should gain more length as it opens. Best from 2023 through 2039.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Tobacco, leather and dark-spice aromas take center stage along with a pretty whiff of violet. The full-bodied, rounded palate shows dried cherry, licorice and ground clove while fine-grained tannins lend polished support. Drink 2021\u20132027. Maisons Marques & Domaines USA.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo delle Langhe 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/vietti-perbacco-nebbiolo-delle-langhe-2019/820025", "varietal": "Nebbiolo", "location": "Piedmont, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$28", "notes": "Medium deep ruby color. Quite intense and generous fruity nose (red berries) along with floral and spicy notes, a hint of menthol and hard candy. On the pallet medium bodied, showing notable intensity while retaining an essentially mid-weight style. Strong, intense and quite powerful when young, evolving to a complex and elegant, very well balanced wine with ageing. The tannins are harmoniously integrated in the fruit structure of the wine. Long lasting aftertaste with good freshness.Pair with a hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and sharp, aged cheeses.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Vietti Langhe brings Nebbiolo to the everyday meal table as an affordable luxury. TASTING NOTES: This wine offers aromas and flavors of fresh red fruits and some blackberries. Enjoy its al dente finish with a lightly-seasoned, oven-baked Porchetta. (Tasted: March 7, 2022, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/marques-de-murrieta-rioja-reserva-2016/673940", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Rioja, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$29", "notes": "Tangible proof of elegance, balance and constancy characteristic of the Marques de Murrieta Winery and its surrounding vineyards situated in the Ygay Estate, it is a red reserva wine with a balanced aging of two years in new and partly new American oak barrels and a year and a half in bottle. The result is an elegant wine that combines complexity and fineness, summing up the best attributes of our identity and actuality. Marqu\u00e9s de Murrieta is more than a brand in the international market, it represents age-old wisdom expressed in one of the most recognized wines of Spain. With our daily work, respect and love for our land, the selection of the best grapes and the attention to detail throughout its almost four years of production, Marques de Murrieta is a safe and constant value of the best quality.\nBlend: 87% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo, 2% Garnacha", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "I also tasted an unbottled sample of the 2016 Rioja Reserva, which should be bottled in a couple of months, before the summer. What I tasted was the final blend, and it represents the year\u20142016 was a cooler year, and the wine also goes in that direction. 2016 saw a large crop, and the grapes for this cuv\u00e9e were harvested at the end of September, going toward more finesse and subtleness, combined with the natural power. There was a change in the winery in 2016 that was finalized in 2018 with the new winery. The wine is textured and fine, and it's more elegant than the 2015 I tasted next to it. The detail and texture on the palate is different, and the quality of the tannins is completely different. Barrel Sample: 93-94", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is very structured and powerful with a dense and rich palate of ripe fruit and hints of toasted oak. Full and layered. Structured. Released February 2020. Needs a few years of bottle age. Try after 2021.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "This is a blend of tempranillo (87 percent), graciano, mazuelo and garnacha grown at the Finca Ygay. Aged in American oak for 18 months, it developed a hint of mintiness over its silken black-currant and tobacco fl avors, the wine\u2019s limestone edges carry the essence of Rioja, feeling bright and aristocratic, tense and refined.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "Brilliant violet. Red and black currant, cherry, fresh flowers and baking spices on the highly perfumed nose, along with hints of vanilla and pipe tobacco. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering bitter cherry, cassis, spicecake and cola flavors that turn sweeter through the midpalate. Successfully blends power and delicacy and finishes very long, smoky and smooth, with fine-grained tannins adding gentle grip.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Black olive and forest floor notes frame tangy black cherry and currant flavors in this polished red. Well-integrated tannins and orange peel acidity support the supple texture. Balanced, in a savory style. Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha. Drink now through 2026.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Duckhorn The Discussion 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/duckhorn-the-discussion-2017/758775", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$155", "notes": "The 2017 vintage of The Discussion is a majestic and elegant wine that immediately demands attention with alluring aromas of black cherry compote, chocolate-covered blueberry, fig and cinnamon. As it opens up, hints of clove, toasted hazelnut and espresso bean emerge. On the palate, juicy blueberry, raspberry and pomegranate flavors meld with creamy oak to create a generous palate structure, with focused tannins and hints of sage and savory spice adding complexity to a long, stately finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2017 Duckhorn Vineyards Discussion is an excellent red blend made from top Napa Valley vineyards and Bordeaux grape varieties. TASTING NOTES: This wine is bold and formidable with aromas and flavors of black fruit, licorice, and oak. Enjoy its firm palate and rewarding finish with a grilled, well-marbled ribeye. (Tasted: May 19, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Juicy and well-defined, delivering ample range and length, this offers up cassis, crushed plum and red licorice flavors backed by roasted apple wood and red tea notes, all harnessed by a tug of iron through the well-structured finish. Should unwind nicely in the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2032.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Tenuta Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/tenuta-guado-al-tasso-il-bruciato-2019/724839", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$33", "notes": "Il Bruciato 2019 is intensely ruby red in color. Its nose expresses notes of small dark fruit, sweet spices and tobacco. Its well-structured palate is harmonious and very pleasant to drink. Freshfruity notes dominate the finish giving the wine a lush, sweet character.Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah with a small percentage of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "This popular wine is currently sold out, but because of a shipping mistake I am only able to offer a review now. I have included a preview of the upcoming 2020 vintage to make up for the mistake. The Guado al Tasso 2019 Bolgheri Rosso Il Bruciato boasts generous fruit weight with layers of dark cherry, ripe blackberry, tobacco, spice and baker's chocolate. The tannins are plush and soft, and ultimately, it is the supple mouthfeel that gives this wine its mass appeal and exceedingly easy-drinking personality", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "DAOU Vineyards Soul of a Lion 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/daou-vineyards-soul-of-a-lion-2018/741958", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Adelaida District, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.7", "price": "$154", "notes": "This wine displays all the hallmarks of its cooler growing season\u2014richness, elegance and balance. A dark, purple-black hue foreshadows the experience to come. Intense aromas of lilac, violet and spice swirl amid a deep, complex bouquet. The palate bursts with prodigious flavors of blueberry, boysenberry, plum, vanilla bean and chocolate-covered cherry, all underlain by striking minerality. Silky, integrated tannins unwind into an impossibly long finish, revealing both the power and finesse of its DAOU Mountain provenance.\nBlend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Soul Of A Lion is an incredible Cabernet Sauvignon, made exclusively from free-run juice, blended with 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot and aged 22 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque ruby-purple in color, the nose opens slowly, segueing from graphite and tobacco leaves, to violets and blue fruit preserves, to cinnamon, potpourri and dark spices. The palate is seamless and cashmere-like, with expansive, pure, mineral-laced fruits enlivened by a burst of freshness that highlights the perfectly ripe fruit character this vintage. The finish is very long, offering violet perfume and iron tones that linger in the mouth. This is a gorgeous wine that combines unique personality with expert craftsmanship. It drinks well now but has all it needs for a long life in the cellar. Rating : 97+", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Based largely on Cabernet Sauvignon blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2018 Soul Of A Lion offers a brilliant array of cassis, tobacco leaf, graphite, lead pencil, and earth. With full-bodied richness on the palate, it offers ripe tannins, a round, layered, yet still focused texture, and a great finish. Tight, compact, and focused, it\u2019s going to benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age and drink brilliantly over the following 15-20 years. Rating : 95+", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Luca Old Vine Malbec 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/luca-old-vine-malbec-2018/539104", "varietal": "Malbec", "location": "Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$40", "notes": "#4 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2020", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Blueberries and black tea with volcanic salt and violets on the nose and palate Medium to full body and fine, silky tannins. Savory finish. Drink or hold.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Concentrated black-fruit aromas alongside hints of cardamom and coriander open this lush Malbec. Blackberry, cassis and dark plum flavors are pure and agile on the palate.Editor's Choice", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Old Vine Malbec comes from vineyards in La Consulta and Gualtallary, both in the Uco Valley in Mendoza. It's a floral, juicy and expressive bottling with nicely integrated oak, fine and round tannins and some finesse. 156,000 bottles.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Maison L'Envoye Two Messengers Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/maison-lenvoye-two-messengers-pinot-noir-2019/782264", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Willamette Valley, Oregon", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.8", "price": "$29", "notes": "The nose is fresh and approachable upon release, and opens up with a vibrantmixture of sour cherry, rhubarb, iron essence and graphite. The palate issucculent and filled with tart cranberries and blueberries. Generous acidity andpolished tannins bring into being a dynamic yet harmonious Willamette ValleyPinot Noir.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Vibrant and sleekly structured, with lively raspberry, orange peel and forest floor accents that dance on a long, snappy finish. Drink now through 2029.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "Bright ruby-red. Vibrant, finely etched red fruit and floral scents and hints of woodsmoke, mocha and baking spices. Shows very good energy and lift on the palate, offering appealingly sweet raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen as the wine opens up. Subtle tannins frame the long, silky finish, which strongly echoes the red berry and spice notes. Best after 2023.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This Napa based n\u00e9gociant makes a wide portfolio of Pinot, including several from the Willamette Valley. This is sharp and focused, framing moderately ripe cherry fruit with slightly bitter tannins. There is a touch of hard rubber and it finishes with a slightly burnt note; give it extra aeration to open up.\u00a0", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Chimney Rock Tomahawk Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chimney-rock-tomahawk-vineyard-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/858498", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$160", "notes": "This wine is generous and complex with aromas of cherry cola, cassis and chocolate. Some savory notes and hints of citrus zest and mint. This wine is intensely aromatic and develops in the glass as layers are revealed. This full-bodied wine is powerful yet exhibits grace and finesse. A rich and dense mid-palate evolves into a muscular and graceful finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Tomahawk Vineyard is fabulous. Rich, dense and explosive, the Tomahawk possesses tremendous balance and class. Inky and resonant in the glass, the 2018 builds over time as the layers open. Raspberry jam, blood orange, mint, cinnamon, cedar and new leather add the closing shades of complexity. In 2018, the Tomahawk is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Powerful and earthy, this wine shows red and black cherry and currant flavors on a crisp, textured palate. Clove, cinnamon and dried herb play around the edges of elegant tannin structure and generous oak. Editors\u2019 Choice.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Castellani Chianti Classico Riserva 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/castellani-chianti-classico-riserva-2016/703785", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13", "price": "$20", "notes": "Deep ruby red. Rich with notes of cherries, plums, and iris. Deep cherry and leather flavors with subtle wood notes. Supple tannins, good acidity, and a lingering finish.Perfect with flavorful roasts, pastas, and cheeses.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A tight and linear red with blackberry, tile and crushed-stone aromas and flavors. Hazelnut undertones. Medium body, firm and chewy tannins and a lively finish. I like the dusty texture to this. Drink or hold. Better with a little more bottle age.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Byron Nielson Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/byron-nielson-vineyard-pinot-noir-2015/898262", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.4", "price": "$45", "notes": "The Nielson Vineyard\u2019s location at the warmer, eastern end of the Santa Maria Valley accounts for the wine\u2019s dark color and ripe flavor profile. Prior to fermentation, the Pinot Noir clusters were 100% de-stemmed to accentuate the naturally rich and smooth texture of our estate grown fruit. The wine shows aromas of blackberries, rose petals, dried herbs, and earth. Flavors are driven by a dark fruit core, complemented by sandalwood, black pepper, and crushed stone.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2015 Nielson by Byron Pinot Noir is fragrant, attractive, and nicely textured. TASTING NOTES: This wine has aromas and flavors of warm berries, black fruit, and graphite. Serve it with oxtail stew. (Tasted: February 5, 2022, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2015 Pinot Noir Nielson Vineyard comes from a sandy site in the Santa Maria Valley and was aged 16 months in 35% new French oak. Black raspberries, strawberries, mulberries, forest floor, spice box and dried earth are just some of the aromatics, and it's elegant, silky and polished on the palate, with juicy acidity and a clean finish. It\u2019s another outstanding wine from Jonathan Nagy.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir Nielson Vineyard gives notes of mulberries, black raspberries, charcoal and dusty soil with a hint of bay leaves. It\u2019s just a little attenuated in the mouth with grippy tannins and an herbal finish.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2011", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/marques-de-murrieta-castillo-ygay-gran-reserva-especial-2011/976292", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Rioja, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$209", "notes": "An infinite and complex range of aromas define this Castillo Ygay 2011 that evokes aromas of ripe cherry, blueberries and cassis with refined touches of scrubland, Mediterranean herbs, black pepper, cloves and mocha. Balance defines this wine vintage after vintage; lively on the palate as well as enveloping and harmonious. With silky tannins and a long, elegant finish. Blend: 84% Tempranillo,16% Mazuelo", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Deep violet-red to the eye, this wine has a nose of raspberry, white chocolate and juniper berry. Still youthful on the palate, it offers ever-present tannins supporting flavors of dark plum, black cherry, caramel and violet that slowly fade into a soft cherry-pie finish. Drink through 2042.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "Deep garnet. A highly perfumed, complex bouquet evokes red and blue fruits, incense, pipe tobacco, vanilla and mocha, along with smoky mineral and spice nuances that build in the glass. Sappy, palate-staining black raspberry, cherry compote, succulent herb, candied rose and vanilla flavors show excellent depth and clarity, while a spine of juicy acidity contributes cut and structure. Shows excellent energy and detail, finishing with strong persistence, repeating florality and velvety tannins that come in late.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This polished red shows lots of depth, with cola-lined notes of glossy dark cherry and black olive hedged with wild herb, anise, loamy earth, mocha and clove. Refined, harmonious and expressive. Drink now through 2031.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Domaine Perrot-Minot Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2014", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/domaine-perrot-minot-charmes-chambertin-grand-cru-2014/362729", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$420", "notes": "The soil is composed of rendzines with a reddish appearance, it is thin, stony, marly in certain areas and strewn with rock heads which indicate a rocky and cracked subsoil favoring a very rooting deep.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Offers expressive cherry, plum, earth and spice aromas and flavors, showing good definition. Balanced and structured, this picks up a mineral note on the lingering finish. Reveals echoes of fruit and spice. Best from 2021 through 2038.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2014 Charmes Chambertin Vieilles Vignes is much more backward and laconic than the 2014 Griotte-Chambertin at this early stage. It is less fruit-driven but shows more stony/mineral aromas. The palate is smooth on the entry, quite precise with tart red cherries, fresh strawberry and a hint of vanilla pod. It starts to fan out on the mid-palate and then it clams back up towards the finish, suggesting that it deserves 4-5 years in bottle. Overall, it is very well crafted, quite cerebral Charmes-Chambertin from Christophe Perrot-Minot. Barrel Sample: 92-94", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Burghound.com", "review": "This is cool and pure to the point of being almost timid with its restrained array of red currant, pomegranate, earthy and softly sauvage-inflected nose. There is fine intensity to the sleek and satin-textured flavors that are muscular yet dance across the palate on the saline and wonderfully refreshing finish. This is clearly built-to-age yet it's already inviting. Barrel Sample: 92-94", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Hall Eighteen Seventy-Three Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/hall-eighteen-seventy-three-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/702379", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.1", "price": "$85", "notes": "Dark garnet in color, the wine opens with powerful aromas of ripe blackberry, wet stone, and intense, yet integrated oak. The palate is loaded with Sacrashe driven tannin and concentrated blackberry notes. Spicy oak notes of nutmeg, cocoa nib, and clove add another layer of complexity. The finish is lengthy and full of dark, balanced, and dense tannin. Another great vintage of Eighteen Seventy-Three!", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2017 Hall Eighteen Seventy-Three Cabernet Sauvignon is impressive and enticing. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits charming aromas and flavors of black fruit, oak, and violets. Enjoy it with a generous slice of rare prime rib. (Tasted: January 11, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Structured in firm, burly tannin, this dark and brooding wine has a lift of red fruit in the form of cassis and plum. Crushed rock, turned earth and tobacco leaf give it varietal character and complexity around full-bodied concentration and richness.\u00a0", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Chateau L'Eglise Clinet 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-leglise-clinet-2018/520572", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pomerol, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$309", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Incredible purity of fruit here with blackberry, black olive, concrete, stone and violet in the nose. It\u2019s full-bodied with a powerful palate of fruit that shows a wet-earth and black-truffle undertone. The tannins are intense and chewy, yet wonderfully polished and poised. Superb length in the finish. One built for long cellaring. Try after 2027.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "One of the blockbusters in the vintage is Denis Durantou's 2018 Ch\u00e2teau L'Eglise Clinet, which is a normal blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc brought up in 70% new French oak. This deep purple-hued beauty boasts an awesome, full-bodied, opulent personality as well as classic Pomerol notes of blackcurrants, black cherries, damp earth, chocolate, tobacco, and flowers. Rich, concentrated, and sexy, yet not over the top in any way, it expands on the palate, has sweet tannins, background oak, and a great, great finish. It already offers pleasure yet won't hit prime time for another 7-8 years and is going to evolve for 25-30 years or more, and probably have a gradual decline after that.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Lush in feel, with boysenberry reduction and crushed plum flavors, carried by a polished, solid structure. A mineral hint filters through on the finish, adding length and cut.\r\n Barrel Sample: 95-98", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 L'Eglise Clinet has a 3.63 pH and 14.5% alcohol. It was aged in 70% new barriques. Deep garnet-purple in color, it opens with a stunning fragrant-earth perfume, accented by notions of wild mushrooms, mossy tree bark and crushed rocks, giving way to a core of black raspberries, plum preserves and fresh blueberries, plus wafts of lavender and clove oil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate shimmers with energy, delivering slow-releasing black fruit and earthy layers, framed by very ripe, finely grained tannin's and fantastic tension. It finishes with epic length and subtlety. It is already so evocative and beautifully expressed at this youthful stage that is tempting to broach straight away, but give it another 5-6 years to really fan its feathers, and drink it over the next 40 or more years.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "This is plush, with touches of chocolate shavings, olive paste, clove, rosemary and sage right from the opening beats. Blackberry and raspberry layer up flavours that lift out of the glass, then the aromatics take over with soft smoke and grilled almonds. Seductive, a reminder of Durantou's ability to tease layers and nuances out of even warm vintages. Austere on the finish, with chalky tannins at this stage - this is knitted down and will reward patience. Low temperature fermentation at around 22C. A yield of 45hl/ha.Drinking Window 2027 - 2044", "rating": "97"}]}
{"name": "Villarini Nero d'Avola 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/villarini-nero-davola-2020/807976", "varietal": "Nero d'Avola", "location": "Sicily, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13", "price": "$14", "notes": "Villarini Nero d\u2019Avola displays some of the classic Italian aromas: cherry, blackberry and plum, with notes of herb and sage.A classic Italian antipasto with grilled vegetables, thin slices of cured meats, and aged cheeses.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2003", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-lafite-rothschild-2003/87574", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pauillac, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "12.7", "price": "$1,459", "notes": "Deep color with very ripe red fruit on the nose. On the palate, the vintage proves to be particularly rich, intense and smooth with very rounded tannins. Long persistent finish.Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estate\u2019s great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style. It is just coming into its plateau of maturity where it should hold for 20-25 years. This is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage \u2013 make no mistake about that.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Spicy and rich, with a tobacco and berry character on the nose and palate I love the nose. Full bodied, with soft velvety tannins that give you so much. This goes on and on. Sexy and exciting.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This is a splendid wine. Yes, it is more powerful than the usual aristocratic Lafites, but it still manages to retain a special air of great elegance and presence. The fruits are black, the tannins immensely powerful, the flavors are of black figs, dates, cocoa. At the end, there is a vibrant acidity that shows through, which promises a great life for this great wine.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Subtle, complex aromas of berries, licorice and currants. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long finish. Very well-integrated wine. Lovely stuff. Wonderful length and finesse.", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Sine Qua Non Jusqu'a l'os Eleven Confession Vineyard Grenache 2013", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/sine-qua-non-jusqua-los-eleven-confession-vineyard-grenache-2013/359410", "varietal": "Grenache", "location": "Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.9", "price": "$669", "notes": "Blend: 79% Grenache, 18% Syrah, 3% Petite Sirah", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "he 2013 Grenache Jusqu' a l'os was produced from 79% Grenache from the 11 Confessions Vineyard along with 18% Syrah and 3% Petite Sirah, produced using 89% whole cluster and aged for around 38 months in 51% used oak, 6% new French oak and 43% concrete tanks (bottled December 6, 2016). It displays a medium to deep garnet color and rock star vibrant red currant and black raspberry scents with hints of licorice, mocha, Indian spices and peppered salami plus oh-so-fragrant and seductive touches of potpourri and chargrill. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and opulently fruited in the mouth, the alluring, velvety tannins support savory, spicy layers right through the long, mineral-laced finish. This is one drop dead gorgeous, femme fatale of a wine.", "rating": "100"}]}
{"name": "Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/patz-and-hall-sonoma-coast-pinot-noir-2017/608267", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.2", "price": "$49", "notes": "This is an approachable Pinot Noir with fine-grained tannins, freshness and purity. Intense aromas of Bing cherry, strawberry, carnation flowers and licorice notes pour from the glass. Though nicely dense and full on the palate, the wine avoids heaviness with fresh acidity and bright red fruit flavors that resolve on a long, detailed finish. This 2017 offering has the essential elegance and purity that defines great Pinot Noir.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "James Hall blends this wine from 18 vineyards, mostly in the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley. He lets the fermentation start slowly, with ambient yeasts, then finishes it with cultured yeasts, aging the wine in French oak barrels (45 percent new) and bottling it unfiltered. The wine is beefy and youthfully tannic, even as the color is transparent in the glass. Behind the tannins, there\u2019s a tight, cool and saline pinot with plush black-cherry flavors.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "A larger production cuv\u00e9e, the appellation 2017 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is well worth seeking out, offering a charming, forward, medium-bodied style as well as lots of textbook spiced red fruits, pine forest, and underbrush-like aromas and flavors.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "A savory edge of sage and dried herb combines with richer flavors of berries and cola. Textured tannins and bright acidity lend support to this balanced wine from a cool-climate appellation.", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2017 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast was made with 100% whole cluster and aged in 45% new oak. Pale to medium ruby-purple, it has expressive aromas of red and black cherries, roasted cranberries, woodsmoke and orange peel with a classy frame of allspice-like new oak plus earth and charcuterie touches. It\u2019s light to medium-bodied and silky with good intensity, mouthwatering acidity and grainy tannins, finishing long.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/stags-leap-wine-cellars-artemis-cabernet-sauvignon-375ml-half-bottle-2019/826634", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "375ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$37", "notes": "The 2019 Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon delivers expressive aromas of mocha, chocolate covered cherry, crushed raspberry, olive and thyme. Rich and flavorful, the wine is well-structured with fine grained tannins. The palate has a pleasing brambleberry note that leads to a long finish with a hint of oak spice. Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon with grilled tri-tip, braised short ribs, or pasta with wild mushrooms and prosciutto.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Cassis, dried blueberries, violets, ink, graphite, dried leaves and cigar box on the nose. Full-bodied with firm, polished tannins. Smooth and supple with excellent balance and length. Drink from 2023.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Apothic Red Blend 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/apothic-red-blend-2020/839202", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$12", "notes": "The 2020 Apothic Red is our first daringly original blend of California-grown red grapes. Zinfandel leads the blend with silky layers of blackberry, black cherry with a hint of black pepper. Syrah and Merlot deliver undercurrents of ripe blueberry, boysenberry and a soft, plush mouthfeel. Cabernet Sauvignon adds more dimension with notes of black currant while bold tannins deliver a hint of intrigue. The finish is long and smooth with lingering notes of vanilla and mocha from the oak we selected for aging", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Tornatore Pietrarizzo Etna Rosso 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/tornatore-pietrarizzo-etna-rosso-2016/514928", "varietal": "Nerello Mascalese", "location": "Sicily, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$55", "notes": "Tornatore Pietrarizzo Etna Rosso is from Sicily's Mt. Etna region. The terraced vineyards 700m\u00a0high atop the slopes of Mt. Etna, vines struggle for water in rocky soil, producing grapes with intense color and fruit character, balanced by racy acidity and refined structure. Elegant and beautifully balanced, the Pietrarizzo Rosso red wine has aromas and characteristics of wild strawberry, dried florals, red cherry, fresh herbs and spice, which integrate on the full-bodied palate with notes of slate and limestone before a smooth, lengthy finish. This Italian red wine is appellated from Etna Rosso DOC and is 100% Nerello Mascalese.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Very bright and focused with aromas of sliced strawberries, citrus and violets that follow through to a full body, juicy fruit and a flavorful finish. Chewy. Better in 2020, but already a beauty.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Wild rose, red berry, dark spice and Mediterranean\r\nbrush aromas come together to create a\r\ndelicate, alluring fragrance. The smooth, elegant\r\npalate doles out juicy red cherry, strawberry, white\r\npepper and clove alongside polished, silky tannins.\r\nBright acidity gives it tension and energy. It\u2019s\r\nalready approachable, but will age well for several\r\nmore years.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "O'Shaughnessy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/oshaughnessy-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/596393", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.8", "price": "$79", "notes": "This is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with an opaque purple color and perfumed aromas of blackberry compote, orange blossom, cassis, creme brulee, and cocoa. On the palate the wine is plush and concentrated with well-integrated tannins and a vibrant finish. Lush enough to be consumed now and structured enough to hold for decades thanks to the mountain heritage of this beautiful wine.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This is such an outstanding wine at any price, but here we're talking about outstanding value as well. Notes of iron and crushed rock lead to a lengthy balance of juicy red fruit and clove. With small amounts of Merlot, Malbec, Saint-Macaire and Cabernet Franc, it shows a deft hand at blending, with lasting notes of black pepper and nuanced oak. Editors\u2019 Choice.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This has aromas of dried blueberries, currants, chocolate, sandalwood and black tea. It\u2019s full-bodied with firm, tight-grained tannins. Rich in flavor with a saline edge on the finish. Try from 2022.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is such a classy wine. Rich, opulent and generous, the 2018 is a fabulous choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so. Black cherry, plum, spice, new leather, chocolate and licorice are all kicked up in this boisterous Cabernet from O'Shaughnessy. Best after 2023.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "A decadent, dark and sweet nose of blackberry syrup, charred pine needles and cocoa. A wonderfully plush, concentrated and clear palate, swinging into a high-toned, very dry, sturdy but vibrant finish. Lush enough to be consumed now, but structured enough to hold for the next decade or so. 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% Saint Macaire.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta Valmorena Barbera d'Asti 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/marchesi-incisa-della-rocchetta-valmorena-barbera-dasti-2019/660876", "varietal": "Barbera", "location": "Asti, Piedmont, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$22", "notes": "A deep ruby red hue. Intense with notes of violet and maraschino cherries. Rich middle notes are nostalgic of dates and figs. The palate is powerful and fresh. With notes of white pepper and chocolate. It is balanced with a persistent finish.Pairs well with Carne Cruda, BBQ, and Pasta w/ Sage & Butter.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Enticing aromas of violet, black-skinned berries and baking spice shape the nose. The full-bodied, easy-drinking palate features juicy black cherry, cranberry jam and white pepper alongside polished tannins.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Ripe cherries and plums on the nose and palate, together with enriching floral notes. Medium-bodied with bright acidity and a tight framework of light but firm tannin, giving a crisp feel to the finish. Drink now.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/tua-rita-giusto-di-notri-2019/873424", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$99", "notes": "Deep purple in color, Giusto di Notri offers abundant aromas of blackberry, plum and currants with underpinnings of coriander, violet and a touch of vanilla. Full-bodied, with ripe, fine tannins, and a silky texture, this is a stunning wine with great aging potential.Ideal for barbecued ribs, steaks, grilled meats and medium-aged cheeses.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "In a sense, this wine is like the Bosco dei Sugheri but with the addition of one more grape variety in the blend. The Tua Rita 2019 Giusto di Notri is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Merlot. I tasted the wine shortly after it had been bottled. With 40,000 bottles made, it should start hitting the market now. The Giusto di Notri offers lots of dark primary fruit with important structure and texture in this classic vintage. Blackberry and black plum cede to spice, tar and campfire ash. There's nothing not to like in this vintage that far exceeded initial expectations. I look forward to tasting more Tuscan reds from the excellent 2019 growing season.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Sweet berries and spice with dried-chili and walnut undertones. Currants, too. Full-bodied with chewy tannins that are polished and savory. Very sophisticated and structured. Savory. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. Give this time to soften. A beauty this vintage. Try after 2024.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Giusto dei Notri represents the original spirit of the winery - it was the estate's first wine and helped to position Tua Rita among the premium wine producers of Italy. The vineyards of the 'Giusto' are characterised by a pebbly soil rich in red clay and limestone. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, it's refined for 18 months in French oak barrels. The nose shows beautiful aromas of plum and blackcurrant, with notes of rhubarb and liquorice. Dry and fresh, the palate is elegant with silky tannins, long persistence and overtones of black cherry. Outstanding.", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/la-crema-sonoma-coast-pinot-noir-2019/771905", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$25", "notes": "Aromas of boysenberry, cherry, and sweet tobacco are followed by flavors of raspberry, blackberry, and cherry. The 2019 vintage presents fine tannins and balanced acidity.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Bodegas Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial (2019 Release)", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bodegas-vega-sicilia-unico-reserva-especial-2019-release/872517", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Ribera del Duero, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$639", "notes": "Unico Reserva Especial is a true reflection and tribute to the history of Spanish wine, perfectly combining the characteristics of different vintages of UNICO. Only UNICO\u00b4s best vintages are used to produce this legendary and remarkably complex wine; a blend of many years, virtues, experiences and emotions that only expresses the most profound essence of a unique, inimitable style, the Vega Sicilia style.It is a non-vintage Vega Sicilia and a respect for tradition. Unico Reserva Especial 2019 is composed of 59 barrels including vintages 2006, 2007 and 2009.These wines are ready for drinking now but may potentially be stored for approximately 40-60 years if kept in optimum conditions 12-15 \u00baC at 60% relative humidity, and constant temperature, protected from direct light.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Vintages blended seamlessly together. Unique to Vega Sicilia. The tobacco, spice and earthy depth here is terrific. Very complex iodine and almost oyster shell minerals. An array of red and black cherries and plums. Very complex. Very fresh. A blend of 2006, 2007 and 2009. Try in 2022.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "Inky, bright-rimmed ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet displays sexy black and blue fruit liqueur scents complicated by suggestions of potpourri, vanilla and incense. Stains the palate with sweet, deeply concentrated boysenberry, cherry cola and fruitcake flavors; a sexy violet pastille nuance emerges with aeration. Rich but also impressively balanced, with velvety tannins building slowly on a strikingly long, penetrating finish. This is the 2020 release for this non-vintage blend.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "As I've seen in recent years, the non-vintage blend NV \u00danico Reserva Especial 2019 Release contains younger wines than what the older releases used to me made up of. In this case, it's 2006, 2007 and 2009 and in fact contains wine from the current release of \u00danico, so not much older. It's mostly Tinto Fino (aka Tempranillo) and some Cabernet Sauvignon. It had a slightly longer \u00e9levage in oak, as the blend was put in bottle in June 2015, at the same time as the 2009 \u00danico; therefore, the 2006 and 2007 components were in oak for a longer time. It has a similar character to the 2009, perhaps a little more subtle and elegant but not really more complex, with some tannins and a medium-bodied palate.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Deliciously retro, this is a taste of 19th-century Spain, when it was accepted practice to blend vintages to improve a sketchy year or, in this case, to offer the best possible wine from the cellar. Pablo Alvarez, the proprietor of Vega-Sicilia, holds back less than ten percent of each vintage of Unico for Reserva Especial; this latest release contains wines from 2006, 2007 and 2009. It has the supple luxury of the best Spanish leather, the spicy warmth of dried figs and dates yielding a cool, silken freshness, as if oxygen could reinvest that fruit with juiciness. Elegant and almost mystically complex, this is an ethereal pleasure of Old Spain.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This red is rich yet refined. Cigar box, orange peel, licorice and spice notes frame a core of cherry, dried herb, mint and mineral flavors. The wine is firm but polished, with well-integrated tannins and lively acidity. Old-school, harmonious and graceful. Tinto Fino and Cabernet Sauvignon.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Cristom Paul Gerrie Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/cristom-paul-gerrie-vineyard-pinot-noir-2016/1001253", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$52", "notes": "For over 20 years, Cristom Vineyards founder Paul Gerrie dreamt of acquiring an especially stunning 100-plus acre parcel of land that laid to the north of the original Cristom estate. Shortly before his retirement in 2012, Paul was able to secure this land - capping his legacy with Cristom Vineyards. Cristom is proud to name the Paul Gerrie Vineyard in his honor, as it represents both the culmination of knowledge gained from over a quarter-century of farming in the Eola-Amity Hills, as well as the winery's commitment towards producing estate-based wines that possess balance, intensity, and complexity.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "The newest addition to the estate vineyard, this was planted in 2014, so this is the first vintage to be released. It's brimming with the freshness and vitality of young vines. Pretty cherry fruit, smooth tannins and a lovely whiff of lavender are among many highlights.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/cardinale-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/786530", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$325", "notes": "This year, the tools include seven appellations and 32 individual wine lots. With the right vision, Cardinale crafted the finished piece \u2013 2018 Cardinale. Super structured and with minerality to spare, this Cabernet Sauvignon offers a real presence on the palate from start to finish. Generous notes of dark chocolate balance beautifully with a blue and black fruit flavor explosion, finishing with a subtle whisper of rose petal.\nBlend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, the 2018 Cardinale was aged in French oak barrels for 22 months, 81% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it prances out of the glass with gregarious notions of warm cassis, black cherries and wild blueberries, followed by emerging earth scents with a tobacco and garrigue undercurrent. Medium to full-bodied, gracefully styled and refreshing, the vibrant black and blue-fruited palate offers a wonderfully fine-grained texture and bags of energy, finishing long with a skip in its step.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is based on a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot that spent 22 months in 81% new French oak. It\u2019s a wonderfully complete, borderline perfect wine that shows the class of this estate as well as the vintage, revealing a seamless, full-bodied style that carries lots of blackcurrant, graphite, lead pencil, and tobacco aromatics, a deep, layered mid-palate, ultra-fine tannins, and flawless balance. As with most of Chris\u2019s 2018s, it\u2019s a wine that builds slowly with time in the glass, offering a layered, singular character. It\u2019s a gorgeous 2018 that can be drunk today with ample pleasure, but it will ideally be given 4-6 years of bottle age, at which point it should evolve gracefully for 30-40 years. 98+</>", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of blackberries, plums and spice with some pine needles and fresh mushrooms. Full-bodied with very fine, round tannins and a juicy sophistication and flavorful profile. Dark and thought-provoking. So approachable. 90% cabernet sauvignon and 10% merlot. Drink or hold.", "rating": "97"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (3 Liter Bottle) 1989", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-pichon-longueville-comtesse-de-lalande-3-liter-bottle-1989/780997", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pauillac, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "3000ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$1,519", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Approaching full maturity, Pichon-Lalande\u2019s1989 has a deep ruby/plum color with some lightening at the edge. The nose offers sweet plums and creme de cassis intermixed with vanilla and graphite. The wine is lush, medium to full-bodied, and layered with texture, low acidity, sweet tannin, and the hallmark purity and elegance this estate routinely produces.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "PlumpJack Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/plumpjack-oakville-estate-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/706868", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Oakville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$159", "notes": "The warm growing season gave this wine it\u2019s rich and dark character. The nose is filled with black cherry, blackberry, cassis, and fig, which is perfectly complimented by the classic PlumpJack sage and mint. The palate is silky upon entry and opens up to juicy blackberry and black cherry. The balanced acid and well-integrated tannin give this wine energy and length and leads to a beautiful raspberry and spice finish.Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate displays a deep garnet-purple color and fragrant notes of Black Forest cake, cr\u00e8me de cassis and wild blueberries with nuances of red roses, Chinese five spice, camphor and black olive plus a hint of charcoal. Full-bodied, the decadently rich fruit has impressive freshness lifting the palate along with firm, finely grained tannins, finishing long and fragrant.Rating: 94+", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Moving to the two Cabernet releases, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is based on 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec and the rest Petit Verdot, all from Oakville fruit. Promising yet restrained notes of ripe currants, tobacco leaf, sharpened #2 pencils, and chocolate give way to a full-bodied Cabernet that has sweet tannins, a layered, elegant texture, plenty of mid-palate depth, and a great finish. This rich, concentrated 2018 can be drunk today with ample pleasure or cellared for 15-20 years or more.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Very rich, with cassis, boysenberry and blackberry flavors gushing through. Refined along the edges, with fine-grained structure and subtle notes of loam, mint and sassafras chiming in. The vivid fruit easily keeps the upper hand through the finish. Best from 2023 through 2035.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Sine Qua Non Syrah Piranha Waterdance 2014", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/sine-qua-non-syrah-piranha-waterdance-2014/178857", "varietal": "Syrah/Shiraz", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$459", "notes": "Blend: 81% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah, 6% Mourv\u00e8dre, 4% Touriga Nacional and 1% Graciano.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Blended of 81% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah, 6% Mourv\u00e8dre, 4% Touriga Nacional and 1% Graciano, sourced from 34% The Third Twin, 35% Eleven Confessions and 31% Cumulus (all estate vineyards), the provocative, inky purple colored 2014 Syrah Piranha Waterdance was made using 26% whole cluster and hits the scent scene with exuberant, pure cr\u00e8me de cassis, blackberry cordial and blueberry coulis notes with hints of espresso, licorice, garrigue and menthol, plus a gorgeous underlying perfume of red roses. The full-bodied palate is oh-so-elegant and pretty, revealing very finely pixelated tannins that beautifully frame the almost electric intensity, culminating in an epically long, licorice and chocolate-laced finish. Too stunning for mere words and rude to even try\u2014just drink it. 1,839 cases and 600 magnums were produced.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Rich, ripe and powerfully built, with deep and expressive smoky beef, cracked pepper and currant flavors that charge like a bull toward big but polished tannins. Best from 2019 through 2025.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Flora Springs Trilogy 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/flora-springs-trilogy-2017/726941", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$88", "notes": "In 2017 this iconic wine brings together Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec grown in Oakville, Rutherford and St. Helena. The Cabernet Sauvignon dominates at 80% of the blend, yielding a deep purple-black wine that offers warm notes of black plum, black cherry and cassis layered with mocha, hints of tobacco, cola and wild herbs. The flavors are mouth coating and generous, but the wine retains a freshness due to lovely acidity and sleek tannins. The mix of French and American oak adds spice and notes of vanilla cr\u00e8me that linger on a satisfying finish. This is a beautiful Napa Cab, ideal with a NY strip steak or other favorite cut. Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A soft and fruity red with currants, chocolate and hints of toasted oak. Medium to full body. Round tannins and a flavorful finish. Nicely done for the vintage. 80% cabernet sauvignon, 17% petit verdot and 3% malbec. Drink or hold.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Tasting Panel", "review": "Deep garnet color and a soft vanilla nose; silky smooth, with notes of soft plum, toast, vanilla, new oak, mocha, and chocolate. Elegant and lush, long and balanced.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2017 Flora Springs TRILOGY Red Wine is a classic wine of excellent elegance. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows refined aromas and flavors of ripe currants and savory spices. It finishes with a hint of blackcurrants as well. Pair it with a grilled ribeye. (Tasted: February 21, 2020, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2017 Red Blend Trilogy checks in as a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petit Verdot, and 3% Malbec. It's a pretty, elegant wine from this estate and has lots of beautiful black and blue fruits, roasted herbs, chocolate, and gravelly earth-like aromas and flavors. These all carry to a medium to full-bodied blend that has terrific balance, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Williams Selyem Papera Vineyard Zinfandel 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/williams-selyem-papera-vineyard-zinfandel-2020/880055", "varietal": "Zinfandel", "location": "Russian River, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.1", "price": "$99", "notes": "Fresh blackberry notes with hints of black peppercorn mix with aromas of fennel and star anise in this classic Zinfandel. Currant and red fruit notes further add to the complexity of the aromas. Lavender and purple flowers add a wonderful counterpoint to the brooding nature of this wine. A neighbor to our Saitone Estate vineyard, this region of the Russian River Valley is well known for producing Zinfandels with refreshing acidity and a tannic core. Extract from these lower yielding old vines buffers this structure, gives the palate flesh, and creates balance. Enjoy this wine with a hearty dish like braised short ribs (see Ming Tsai\u2019s Blue Ginger recipe).", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2020 Williams Selyem Papera Vineyard Zinfandel is alluring and lasting on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine offers aromas and flavors of bramble berries and oak. Pair it with Memphis-style ribs. (Tasted: January 24, 2022, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Bodegas y Vinedos Alion 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bodegas-y-vinedos-alion-2017/794187", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Ribera del Duero, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$119", "notes": "The wine is extremely inviting as a result. The fruit is pure, aromatic and complex, reflecting the varying terroir in this triangle of vineyards between Pesquera del Duero, Padilla and Valbuena. There is spice and weight, but also great length and class. This is a true example of contemporary Ribera made without compromise.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Lots of chocolate and berry with some coffee-bean and vanilla undertones. It\u2019s full and layered with plenty of fruit, round tannins and pleasing complexity of smoked and toasted wood. Tar undertone.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2017 Ali\u00f3n, the only wine produced here, comes from a challenging year marked by spring frost and a warm and dry end of the season, so they reduced the amount of new oak by 8%. It fermented with indigenous yeasts, and 10% of the volume aged in concrete, completely unoaked. The change in the oak regimen helped with the style of the vintage, which was marked by the frost that hit part of the Ali\u00f3n vineyards. Furthermore, the end of the season was warm and dry, and they had to work to control ripeness and power and perhaps the possibility of more aggressive tannins. It's a classical Ali\u00f3n, with some developed aromas, juicy and round but not heavy, with just a tad of earthy rusticity. With time, it develops more balsamic notes and hints of licorice. 230,032 bottles, 7,04 magnums, 614 double magnums and a handful of bigger sizes were produced. It was bottled in June 2019.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Concentrated, with firm, polished tannins encasing the black cherry reduction, cassis and licorice notes woven together with balsamic, cocoa and spice details. Underpinnings of wild herb, loamy earth and hot stone follow on the structured finish. ", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Antinori Marchese Chianti Classico Riserva 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/antinori-marchese-chianti-classico-riserva-2017/698348", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$47", "notes": "Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva is ruby red in color. On the nose, intense notes of cherries and blackberries merge with aromas of tobacco, milk chocolate, aromatic herbs and dried flowers. The palate of the red wine is sustained by freshness and velvety tannins. Spicy notes on the nose reappear on the long finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A tight, fruity red with black-cherry and blueberry aromas and flavors. It\u2019s full-bodied with chewy yet fine-grained tannins. Love the polish and focus. Driven and linear. Drink after 2021.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "This wine is made with fruit from the 130-hectare Tignanello estate and is Sangiovese with a smaller part Cabernet Sauvignon. The Marchesi Antinori 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva Marchese Antinori is a dark and sultry expression with a higher degree of evident richness and concentration in this vintage that produced smaller, more compact berries. The tannins stand out tallest here, and there is some bitterness that is more in line with my expectations of the vintage. In fact, among these new Marchesi Antinori releases from 2017, this wine most accurately reflects the hot vintage especially in terms of mouthfeel. There is a pretty menthol note on the close. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel, and the wine ages in French and Hungarian oak barrels for one year.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This shows the warmth of the 2017 vintage in its flavors of soft red cherry and cassis, those flavors tinged with notes of vanilla and charred barrel. It's a broad and rich wine that will appeal to those who appreciate a New World style.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Sottimano Barbaresco Basarin 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/sottimano-barbaresco-basarin-2018/949657", "varietal": "Nebbiolo", "location": "Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$90", "notes": "Its olfactory expression is characterized by balsamic herbs, minerality and spices. The palate offers a hint of wild fruit, together with an intense fruity texture, characterized in particular by cherry and strawberry. Long and velvety tannins accompany a spicy note, typical of this particular area of the municipality of Neive, facing the municipality of Treiso.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Balsamic aromas of camphor mingle with earthy whiffs of forest floor, new leather, cedar and wild berries on this elegant, full-bodied red. The tight, linear palate is delicious and loaded with personality, delivering ripe Morello cherry, mocha, licorice and an earthy note of truffle framed in firm, fine-grained tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it well-balanced. Drink 2026\u20132038.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "The Sottimano family\u2019s Basarin plot sits near the top of the hill on a south/southwest-facing slope. Its vines yielded a firmly structured wine in 2018 that is initially dark and brooding, requiring a few hours of air to unfold with juicy red- and black-cherry tones that buzz with warm spice notes. The wine seems to gain energy on the long and balanced finish, indicating good cellaring potential.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The Sottimano 2018 Barbaresco Basarin shows tart cherry fruit and plum backed by lovely layers of crushed mineral, iron ore, spice and crushed flowers. The wine reveals an inner brightness or tartness that tastes terrific next the more nuanced character of the Nebbiolo grape. Basarin shows power and elegance in equal measure, and that is never an easy feat for any winemaker to accomplish.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Located in the southeast of Neive, the 2018 Barbaresco Basarin has spiced aromatics of tobacco, confected cherry, and anise. The palate is lifted with tangy cranberry, dried violets, and clove spice, and fine tannins emerge on the finish. Drink 2022-2036.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/robert-mondavi-private-selection-bourbon-barrels-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/714186", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Monterey, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$14", "notes": "Layered and complex, this Bourbon Barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon leaps from the glass with aromas of blackberry cobbler, graham cracker, brown sugar, milk chocolate, coffee and smoke. A palate of blueberry pie, praline, sweet vanilla custard, caramel and mocha is framed by soft, chewy tannins and a hint of toasted oak on the lingering finish.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Blackbird Vineyards Arise Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/blackbird-vineyards-arise-napa-valley-proprietary-red-2018/780939", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.6", "price": "$58", "notes": "Harvested, vinified, and aged with an identical commitment to quality as our principal wines, this classic Napa blend comprised of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon expresses luscious flavors that can only come from exceptional fruit.", "reviews": [{"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2018 Arise, the entry-level wine from Blackbird, is absolutely delicious. Crushed red/purplish berry fruit, mint, sage, licorice and mocha race out of the glass. Medium in body and beautifully perfumed, Arise is a terrific introduction to this lineup.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 Blackbird Vineyards Arise is a full-bodied, well-packed red wine. TASTING NOTES: This wine displays aromas and flavors of black fruit and oak. Enjoy its richness with a thick, rare slice of prime rib. (Tasted: August 14, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2018 Arise Proprietary Red checks in as a blend of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Syrah and Petit Verdot. Functioning as an entry level wine from this estate, it has impressive purity in its dark fruits, truffle, chocolate, and herbal aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, and undeniably satisfying, I'd be happy to drink a glass any time over the coming 8-10 years or so. Best After 2021", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/stags-leap-wine-cellars-cask-23-cabernet-sauvignon-2014/208685", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$329", "notes": "The 2014 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and minerality of S.L.V. The wine has complex fruit aromas (black cherry, currant, plum and blueberry jam) along with notes of brown sugar, black tea and violet. On the palate, this opulent Cabernet Sauvignon has a rich mouthfeel with flavors complementing the aromas. The wine\u2019s tannins and texture are on the line between elegance and power and lead to a very long, plush finish. Enjoy this CASK 23 with grilled Rib Eye,prime rib roast or braised short-ribs on creamy polenta.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 is a smoking effort from this team. Revealing a deep purple color and stunning notes of blackcurrants and black raspberries like fruit, it offers loads of spice, cedar and dried flower nuances, full-bodied richness, a ripe, full-bodied, majestic texture, beautiful tannin quality, and a great finish. This sensational 2014 has a rare mix of power and elegance and will keep for 20-25 years.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2014s are not yet in bottle. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 Estate-Grown is a big-time winner with great fruit, terrific texture, full body, sensational purity and plenty of blue and black fruits interwoven. The amazing thing about all of these wines is that no oak shows through whatsoever, although I suspect the percentage of new oak is relatively high. That\u2019s an example of the extravagance and richness of the fruit that the winery is achieving. Again, purity, harmony, complexity and individuality are hallmarks of these wines. Drink this 2014 Cask 23 over the next 25 years.\r\n\r\nBarrel Sample: 94-96", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Winemaker Marcus Notaro blends this wine from two adjacent estate-owned vineyards farmed by Kirk Grace. Fay, with its alluvial soils, provides 44 percent of the blend in 2014; the balance comes from S.L.V., where the vines rise higher up the eastern bench of Stag\u2019s Leap, rooted in the crush of volcanic rock that has washed down off the palisades. They combine in a cabernet with cool richness, layering fruit notes of chocolate and wild mushrooms with a rush of satiny fruit tannins. There are no barriers to obscure the wine\u2019s youthful integration or its complexity, still incipient, but there in the breath for minutes, compellingly fresh and satiating in its savor.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Glorious aromas of blacberries and blackcurrants follow through to a full body, ultra-fine tannins and an alluring finish. It shows such polish and verve. Try it in 2020, but it's already a show to taste. Shows the pedigree.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "A 100% varietal and estate-grown wine from the site made\r\nfamous in the Paris Tasting, this offers yeasty brioche aromas that lead to crisp expansive flavors of cassis and red currant. The oak is supportive and integrated, adding to the wine\u2019s overall earthiness of dried herb and clove, lasting and juicy on the finish.\r\nEditors' Choice", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Deftly balanced, creamy and smooth-textured, with an elegant array of red and dark berry, anise, cedar and mocha flavors, ending with fine-grained tannins and a splash of mocha. Drink now through 2032.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Adaptation by Odette Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/adaptation-by-odette-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/755188", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.6", "price": "$85", "notes": "The 2018 Adaptation Cabernet Sauvignon is opaque purple in color, presentingnotes of wild blackberries, luxardo cherries, plums, cr\u00e8me de cassis with hints offresh spring flowers. This full bodied expression displays beautiful ripeness withelegant, very fine, well integrated tannins and a gorgeous silky texture. Builtfor near term appreciation and long term potential, this forward, upfront andapproachable style can be enjoyed over the next decade.Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 2% Petite Sirah", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 Adaptation Cabernet Sauvignon masterfully combines power and style. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with aromas and flavors of black fruit, spice, and oak. Enjoy it with grilled flank steak tacos. (Tasted: October 5, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "La Rasina Persante Brunello di Montalcino 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/la-rasina-persante-brunello-di-montalcino-2015/591116", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$85", "notes": "La Rasina Persante Brunello di Montalcino is a ruby red color. Aromas of fruit and spices coupled with a palate that is robust and persistent. Pair with red meat, game, roast, salumi and aged cheeses.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Opulent Brunello with lots of ripe fruit and signs of toasted oak. Dried flowers, too. Full body and a dense center palate with cherry and berry character. Ripe tannins. Flavorful finish. New wine from here. This needs a few years to come together.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The La Rasina 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Persante is a new wine from this estate, coming from a careful selection of fruit from its historic vineyards. Only 3,500 bottles were released. Compared to the classic Brunello from this same vintage, the Persante shows a greater frequency of aromatic high points and bright fruity accents. That fruit veers toward red cherry, but there are substantial dark and plummy aromas as well. These notes are nicely capped by spice, tar and black licorice. The Persante also has a more important tannic structure and sweet cherry flavors. Rating: 94+", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2003", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-leoville-poyferre-2003/86426", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "St-Julien, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$199", "notes": "#17 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006!", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The spectacular 2003 Leoville Poyferre exhibits a dense purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge as well as notes of creosote, barbecue smoke, jammy black currants, licorice and spice box. This intense, voluptuously textured, full-bodied St.-Julien possesses low acidity and ripe tannin. Still fresh and exuberant, it is just entering its plateau of full maturity where it should remain for 10-15+ years.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A huge, opulent wine that packs sweet, rich tannins and spicy fruit. In the midst of all this decadence, though, is a kernel of tannic dryness. This estate, long the weakest of the three L\u00e8oville wines, is now back in top form.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "So much blue fruit here, together with mushrooms and dried cherries. Some flowers, too. Full-bodied with dusty, chewy tannins. Velvety. Lots of everything here, in a slightly old-school way. A tiny bit dry on the finish. Drink or hold.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "A huge, opulent wine that packs sweet, rich tannins and spicy fruit. In the midst of all this decadence, though, is a kernel of tannic dryness. This estate, long the weakest of the three L\u00e8oville wines, is now back in top form. Imported by Diageo Chateau & Estates.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva Tinto 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/la-rioja-alta-vina-alberdi-reserva-tinto-2016/731581", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Rioja, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$24", "notes": "Medium-depth, cherry red, with a clean, bright orange rim. Its nose is intense, with dominating ripe fruit and strawberry jam rounding off the background notes of cocoa, vanilla, caramel, and smoke from oak ageing. A pleasant acidity and soft, round tannins provide a very pleasant, medium-bodied mouthfeel. Intense finish, with persistent hints of strawberry jam, cocoa and vanilla and a seductive final acidity that entices you to carry on drinking.", "reviews": [{"author": "Vinous", "review": "Glistening ruby-red. Spice-tinged red fruit and floral aromas pick up hints of coconut and succulent herbs with air. Silky and expressive on the palate, offering appealingly sweet cherry and raspberry flavors and a spicecake nuance that builds steadily in the glass. Closes long and smooth, with repeating florality and subtle tannins that come in late.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Occidental Freestone-Occidental Pinot Noir 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/occidental-freestone-occidental-pinot-noir-2020/906591", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.3", "price": "$71", "notes": "The 2020 Freestone-Occidental wine shares the same winemaking techniques as Occidental's vineyard designated Pinot Noirs. Crystalline, bright, mouthwatering, and a bit salty with a saline mineral finish, the 2020 Freestone-Occidental evokes juicy red berries and a near perfect balance of finesse and energy \u2013 of bright, primary red fruits and saline elements. It conveys outstanding precision and lift in the mouth and finishes vibrant and long with beautifully sculpted tannins. Its modest alcohol (13.3%) makes this wine a perfect complement to any meal. It is delicious now and will develop nicely in bottle.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Bevan Cellars Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bevan-cellars-tench-vineyard-cabernet-sauvignon-2016/510682", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Oakville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$199", "notes": "Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has massive blue fruit qualities. The textures are pure Tench: massive and lively.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard is very deep purple-black in color with an earthy, meaty, broody nose with notes of mocha over baked plums and cr\u00e8me de cassis plus wafts of spice box and mincemeat. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated, rich and earthy with great vibrancy on the finish. 839 cases produced.\r\n\r\nRating: 97+", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "From a steep hillside in Oakville, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard offers a more savory, masculine, layered style as well as a huge nose of red and black fruits, dried herbs, chocolate, and earth. It hits the palate with a full-bodied, mouthfilling style that carries plenty of tannins, a deep, concentrated mid-palate, and a great finish. I like it today, yet it\u2019s going to continue drinking brilliantly for two decades.", "rating": "97"}]}
{"name": "Vigilance Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/vigilance-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/784670", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Red Hills, Lake County, North Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$16", "notes": "Aged on French Oak for 15 months, Vigilance Cabernet Sauvignon has complex layers of black cherry, ripe currant, spice, and dark chocolate. Salute!", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Woodward Canyon Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/woodward-canyon-artist-series-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/725795", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$58", "notes": "This beautiful and dark red-purple wine shows a complex nose of spiced black fruits, herbs, and lead pencil, that integrate beautifully with the subtle attractive oak. In the mouth, the wine is rich and elegant, showing ripe fruit, nice balance, and proportion, with herbs, and tobacco. Integrated tannins enhance the texture; the finish is complex, generous, and long. While this wine can be enjoyed now it will benefit greatly from additional cellaring and, with proper storage, should develop for ten years or more.80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Syrah", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series is a gem and well worth seeking out. Based on 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Syrah, brought up in 28% new oak, it offers an outstanding nose of blackcurrants, toasted spice, chocolate, and bouquet garni. Concentrated, firm and structured, with medium to full-bodied richness, it\u2019s another age-worthy wine in the lineup that needs to be forgotten for 3-5 years. Rating : 94+", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A fragrant nose of blackcurrants, pine, rosemary, incense and sandalwood. It\u2019s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Structured and polished with a fresh finish. Drink from 2022.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This wine isn't ready to reveal itself right now, with locked up aromas of chocolate, cocoa, cherry and spice. Coffee and cherry flavors follow. Give it some additional time in the cellar to blossom.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Wade Cellars Three By Wade Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/wade-cellars-three-by-wade-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/788244", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.9", "price": "$47", "notes": "This is a medium to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that displays a generous core of dark fruit, black currants, graphite, and tobacco. This is a classically-styled Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that was built to over-deliver.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Wade Cellars Three by Wade Cabernet Sauvignon is well-built and firm on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine excels with aromas and flavors of black fruit, savory spices, anise, and a hint of oak. Served it with pan-fried, sliced skirt steak with garden-fresh greens and extra virgin olive oil (Tasted: March 7, 2022, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/oberon-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/761042", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.7", "price": "$25", "notes": "After the grapes were gently hand-harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in stainless steel tanks with an extended post-fermentation maceration. Malolactic fermentation with French oak, combined with 13 months aging (45% new French oak), helped to marry the wine\u2019s flavors and tannins. During blending, Tony looked to other complimentary varieties, like Petite Verdot and Zinfandel, to enhance the Cabernet\u2019s deep colors, supple silky tannins, and flavors of vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry, with a hint of coffee, dark chocolate, and spice \u2013 all leading to a lingering and delightful finish", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon is fresh and lively. TASTING NOTES: This wine delivers aromas and flavors of red currants that stay on the palate and into the finish. Try it with grilled lamb chops. (Tasted: February 3, 2022, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Domaine Ponsot Morey-St-Denis Cuvee des Alouettes Premier Cru 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/domaine-ponsot-morey-st-denis-cuvee-des-alouettes-premier-cru-2017/621182", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Morey-St-Denis, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$299", "notes": "The color is very full, with an assertive tone (bright ruby, carmine, intense garnet) with purplish reflections. The bouquet is divided between black fruits (blackcurrant, blueberry) and red stone fruits (cherry). It has variations such as sloe, bramble, violet, carnation, licorice, brandy fruits. Strong and structured, this wine awaits you on the palate with a firm footing. The right balance between the strength of the body and the expression of the fruit. A tenor voice in the Burgundy choir, it knows how to round off its tannins and offer generous flesh.", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "A little Clos de la Roche' is how Rose-Marie Ponsot describes this high-slope premier cru from the Clos des Monts Luisants. The vineyards are less influenced by the shade from the forest in this part of the vineyard, producing a wine that's full of bramble and black cherry fruit and supported by fresh acidity and granular tannins.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Cuv\u00e9e des Alouettes is also performing well from bottle, unfurling to reveal aromas of raspberries, cherries and sweet berries mingled with hints of orange rind, dark chocolate and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping, it's fleshier and more concentrated than its communal sibling. Built around powdery tannins and succulent acids, it concludes with a longer, more mineral finish.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Raymond Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/raymond-generations-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/630853", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.5", "price": "$145", "notes": "A deep garnet purple in color, the nose reveals black currant, baked black cherries, anise, boysenberries and a hint of candied violets. This is a fruit-forward, juicy and bold wine with layers of black and blue fruits, dark chocolate and a touch of mint and spice. Full-bodied and rich with round and finely-grained tannins there is a nice freshness on the long and fragrant finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Including 3% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations is a brilliant Cabernet Sauvignon that offers textbook blackcurrants, green tobacco, iron, and salty mineral aromas and flavors. Rich, full-bodied, nicely concentrated, and textured, it's a beautiful wine. Drink it any time over the coming 15-20 years.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations, containing 3% Petit Verdot, was aged in 61% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep garnet-purple colored, it is a little youthfully subdued. With coaxing the nose opens out to reveal compelling black currant pastilles, baked black cherries, boysenberries and tilled soil with suggestions of candied violets, aged meats and anise. Full-bodied, the palate is absolutely laden with black and blue fruit layers, framed by wonderfully ripe, grainy tannins and lovely background freshness, finishing long and fragrantRating: 95(+)", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A round, juicy wine with lots of berry and chocolate character. Some mint and spice to highlight the cabernet. Full body. Fruit-forward, but shows form and tension. Delicious now or hold.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva 2009", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/r-lopez-de-heredia-rioja-vina-tondonia-reserva-2009/799614", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Rioja, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$52", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Sweet berries, cherries, cedar and dried flowers on the nose. Some lemon and lime zest, too! Medium-to full-bodied with tight, integrated tannins that show wonderful length and reserve. So fresh and vivid. Lots of energy. A wonderful, classic wine. Drink or hold.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "As with many wines this time, I had two vintages to taste of the Reserva from the Tondonia vineyard, 2009 and 2008, two very different, almost opposite vintages. The 2009 Vi\u00f1a Tondonia Reserva, a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho and 5% each Mazuelo and Graciano, matured in used American oak barrels for six years. It has some toasted character, with ripe fruit, black rather than red, denoting a warm year but more restrained than the Bosconia Reserva from the same vintage. 2009 is a year of ripeness, concentration and tannin; the wines are powerful, but here you see the finesse of Tondonia in comparison to the more rustic Vi\u00f1a Bosconia. 220,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2017.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "The deep, rusty color announces that this is not a typical ros\u00e9. Distinctive, offering tangy acidity and light, firm tannins that frame the rich texture, giving this plenty of structure for food. Orange peel, tarragon, iodine and beeswax notes frame the dried cherry and tangerine flavors. Unique. Garnacho, Tempranillo and Viura. Drink now through 2029. 1,166 cases made.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "From the L\u00f3pez de Heredia family\u2019s prime vineyard on a meander of the Ebro just outside of Haro, Tondonia is a blend of tempranillo with 20 percent garnacha along with small amounts of graciano and mazuelo. It\u2019s a little volatile when first released from its long rest in bottle, then it turns silken and mouthwatering with air, a bright, lively and refreshing take on traditional Rioja. Brisk cherry and delicate orange zest notes make this an easy pleasure, fully mature with ample tannins to carry it further, equally at home with a plate of hake cheeks or a rabbit stew.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "J. Lohr Pure Paso Proprietary Red 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/j-lohr-pure-paso-proprietary-red-2019/953986", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.8", "price": "$30", "notes": "Savory varietal notes of Cabernet Sauvignon are layered with the overt dark fruit character of Petite Sirah. The bouquet of cocoa powder, caramel, and anise works in harmony with the black cherry fruit signature of this wine. Bright and focused on the palate with a firm and appetizing finish.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/carpineto-vino-nobile-di-montepulciano-riserva-2016/714449", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$35", "notes": "Brilliant ruby red with a tendency to garnet. The nose is ethereal, extraordinarily elegant with hints of violet and wood. The palate is dry, harmonic, fruity and velvety, with an elegant texture and long finish.Pairs well with aged cheeses and games, especially wild boar.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A mix of fruity and savory, this red reveals as much euclayptus, bay leaf, thyme and tobacco as black cherry, blackberry and licorice. Concentrated and solidly built, lingering with an aftertaste of dark fruit and Mediterranean herbs, plus iron and tobacco.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A medium-bodied, structured red with aromas and flavors of cloves, cedar and dried cherries. Hint of pine. Well integrated tannins. The oak spices blend in nicely. Drink or hold.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Brunello di Montalcino 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/biondi-santi-tenuta-greppo-brunello-di-montalcino-2015/749761", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$230", "notes": "The sunny character of the 2015 Brunello speaks of a warm vintage with sweet, yet fragrant fruit, not at all opulent, sporting prominent notes of fresh cherries, typical of high-altitude Sangiovese. The fruit arises delicately from a bed of aromatic herbs such as thyme and rosemary with hints of licorice root. On the palate the captivating structure reveals silky tannins backed up by the usual sensation of freshness that is instrumental for the fine balance which lies at the heart of the Biondi-Santi tasting experience. The finish is long and surprisingly savory, adding to the gastronomic personality of this Brunello.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A combination of plum and cherry fruit and juicy texture introduces this lithe, intense red, which tightens up as it builds to the finish, where a mineral element and fine-grained tannins reign. This lingers, leaving a mouthwatering impression. Best from 2024 through 2047.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Beaux Freres Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/beaux-freres-willamette-valley-pinot-noir-2019/705168", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Willamette Valley, Oregon", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$67", "notes": "Playful, candy-coated raspberry aromas bounce from the glass along with sweet cigar spice, followed by a lush palate of dark cherry and soft yet pithy tannin. Finishes with quenching acidity and lingering, velvety texture.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of crushed strawberries, cherries, dried flowers and sweet spices. It\u2019s medium-bodied with fine tannins and bright acidity. Lively, fresh and vibrant, with a juicy and silky texture on the palate. Spicy character, too, following through to a long, savory finish. Unfiltered. Drink or hold.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Vibrant and detailed, with impeccably structured raspberry and guava flavors that are laced with orange peel and black tea notes, building richness and sleek polish on the long finish. Drink now through 2030.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "Saturated garnet. Energetic, finely etched red fruit and floral scents pick up smoky mineral, blood orange and baking spice flourishes with air. In a lively style, showing excellent clarity and spicy lift to the juicy raspberry, mulberry and cherry cola flavors. Puts on weight with air, with no loss of energy, and finishes impressively long and precise, the floral and spice notes repeating. Best After 2023", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Louis Jadot Domaine des Heritiers Corton Pougets Grand Cru 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/louis-jadot-domaine-des-heritiers-corton-pougets-grand-cru-2019/813475", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.64", "price": "$139", "notes": "Full-bodied with forward ripe red berry fruit and hints of damp clay and mossy forest floor notes. This pairs with all red meats, whether grilled or roasted in sauce.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Corton-Pougets Grand Cru (Domaine des H\u00e9ritiers Jadot) is excellent, unwinding in the glass with notes of cherries, plums, orange rind, dark chocolate, sweet spices and toasty new oak. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, it's deep and concentrated, with broad shoulders and rich, powdery structuring tannins. Range: 93-95", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Burghound.com", "review": "This is actually quite aromatically similar to the Corton-Gr\u00e8ves though with a bit more elegance. The elegance continues onto the sleekly muscular middle weight flavors that also exude evident minerality on the moderately austere finale that offers both very fine depth and length. Range: 92-94", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2019 Corton-Pougets Grand Cru was ever so slightly reduced on the nose, but opens with time to reveal quite intense black fruit laced with vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, very good weight and a fine bead of acidity. Velvety texture on the finish. Range: 92-94", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Cakebread Suscol Springs Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/cakebread-suscol-springs-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/780815", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.7", "price": "$139", "notes": "A complex nose of blackberry, fresh boysenberry, and violet. On the palate, layered, fresh expressions of blackberry, boysenberry, and black cherry are balanced by fresh acidity and supported by a firm tannic structure. The finish reveals a hint of minerality underlying the deep, dark fruit.", "reviews": [{"author": "The Somm Journal", "review": "This blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot comes from Suscol Springs estate vines, planted on rocky outcroppings to yield small, concentrated berries. Spending 22 months in 70% new and 30% neutral French oak, it\u2019s an invitation to luxury\u2014as exhibited by plump, ripe blue fruit; a coating of dark chocolate; and firm tannins that bend as it continues to open up. Marvelous acidity and a weaving of minerality throughout reveal its power and finesse", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Ripe blackberries, cassis, chocolate, mocha and sweet spices on the nose with some tobacco leaf. Full-bodied with fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Polished and well-balanced. Drink from 2023.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Suscol Springs is blended of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple in color, exuberant notes of fresh blackberries, boysenberry preserves and blackcurrant pastilles rocket from the glass, followed by hints of saut\u00e9ed herbs, forest floor and black olives. The medium to full-bodied palate is intense and energetic, featuring finely grained tannins and a refreshing backbone, finishing long and lifted.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/j-lohr-estates-seven-oaks-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/826720", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.9", "price": "$17", "notes": "The 2019 J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is dense and dark at the core, with a brilliant garnet hue around the rim. Ripe fruit aromas of black cherry and currant are accented by notes of toasted pastry, hazelnut, and vanilla from our barrel aging program. Big, juicy red-fruit flavors infuse the palate while softly textured tannins lead to a long finish.Delicious with pulled-pork sandwiches and coleslaw or your favorite lasagna dish.Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petite Sirah, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Syrah", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Aromas of shaved cocoa and red cherry jam meet with a bit of smoke on the nose of this widely available yet reliable bottling. There is ample tension on the sip, giving the big-boned flavors of black cherry, incense and smoke the tannic edges to cling to. Editors\u2019 Choice.", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Tasting Panel", "review": "The addition of Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Malbec along with dollops of Cab Franc and Syrah lend complexity to this easy drinker through vibrant aromatics and dense texture. Notes of ripe, juicy cherry as well as vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg intertwine with toasty sandalwood and tilled earth as roasted coffee infuses flavor into the supple tannins. Aged 12 months in 60-gallon American oak barrels.", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Despite a generous rasher of cocoa nibs and chocolate from the oak, there\u2019s a cool savor to the flavors beneath, of olive and black fig and euca-lyptus, with a texture that\u2019s polished, even fleshy. It\u2019s a lot of wine for the price. Best Buy", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Wrath Pommard 4/777 Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/wrath-pommard-4-777-pinot-noir-2019/948364", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Monterey, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.4", "price": "$35", "notes": "Wrath's blend of clones 777 and Pommard 4 has always showcased the dark, earthy side of our estate pinot fruit and the 2019 vintage is no exception.\u00a0The nose shows off black cherry and forest floor. Whole cluster fermentation (20%) balances acidity and adds to its layered flavors, while a rich, seamless intensity defines the palate with Bing cherry, black raspberry and an allspice element; all leading to a long, structured finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Rust and iron aromas kick off the nose of this bottling, followed by waves of pomegranate jam and rocky earth. The palate is sharp in raspberry, pomegranate and orange rind flavors that enliven the mouth, as hints of dried salami and earth add nuance.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Well-structured and minerally, with notes of iodine to the dried berry and cherry flavors that show saline hints. Ends with dried sage accents on the firm finish.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Clos Apalta 2011", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/clos-apalta-2011/133277", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$119", "notes": "Dark and deep inky purple red. Young, but opening toward ripe and expressive red fruit, such as plums, red cherries and dry figs with notes of mocha and sweet spicey hints of vanilla and clover. Concentrated in structure, a round, packed attack precedes a punch of velvety and polished tannins that fill the mid-palate; ripe and rich, long lasting finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is a great red with polished tannins that have tension and intensity, making you want to drink it. Shows wonderful reserve and focus. Precision winemaking. A blend of carmenere, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Always one of the top wines of Chile. Drink or hold.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Cool aromas of cola, coffee, blackberry, stewed plum, herbs and minerals make for a highly attractive and complex bouquet. In the mouth, wall-to-wall power and tannins suggest that this needs a few more years to mellow out. Flavors of stewed plum, blackberry, Carolina barbecue sauce and a hint of citrus peel are complex and set up a deep finish with dark flavors and intensity to spare. Drink from 2016 through 2025. The blend is 57% Carmen\u00e8re, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2011 Clos Apalta is a blend from a cold vintage aged in 100% new barrels for about two years, depending on how they find the wine, and the wine that makes it into the bottle is a barrel selection. 2011 was a cool vintage, perhaps something between 2010 and 2013, warmer than the former, more moderate than the latter; it\u2019s the freshest of all the vintages that I tried, with good acidity, finer tannins, density, freshness and finesse as well as very good balance and a silky texture. As for future vintages, the 2012 will be bottled earlier, as it was a warm vintage and needs less maturing in oak. The 2013, which is still very young and was pre-blended the day before my tasting with Michel Rolland, will be bottled a year from now and will be re-evaluated before being bottled, when the blend might be adjusted at the last minute. I also tasted an impressive new wine from very old vines that were traditionally blended into the Clos with a long aging in the T5 barrels from Taransaud.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Tasting Panel", "review": "Dark and dense with velvety texture and ripe, smooth plum and black raspberry fruit; notes of chocolate, licorice and spice; deep and long. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Carmenere.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "A pretty fine effort, the 2011 Lapostolle Clos Apalta offers tremendous elegance in a large volume wine. This wine's fullness combined with its excellent structure suggest lamb as a matching meat entr\u00e9e. Drinking youthfully now. (Tasted: August 18, 2016, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This is redolent of milk chocolate and raspberry preserves, with plenty of cream and spice in the mix. Offers a mocha-filled midpalate, with savory notes on the spicy finish. A rich and well-crafted red. Drink now through 2018. 3,550 cases made.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Nickel & Nickel Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/nickel-and-nickel-sullenger-vineyard-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/786183", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Oakville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$135", "notes": "Beautiful red plum and raspberry aromas underscored by subtle spice and earth open onto layers of juicy red fruit flavors. Classic Oakville tannins support the full, round palate, while soft toasted oak and spice lift the long, seductive finish.The home vineyard of Nickel & Nickel, Sullenger Vineyard is situated behind the winery in the heart of Oakville and is named for John C. Sullenger, who settled the farmstead in the 1880s. The vineyard's 30 acres of clay loam soil are planted exclusively to Cabernet Sauvignon, with 2 rootstocks and a few different clones which each add a unique element to the resulting wine.", "reviews": [{"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon John C. Sullenger is a potent, tightly wound wine. It shows a bit more savoriness and overall austerity than the Stelling Cabernet, which is not a bad thing, as both are terrific expressions of Oakville. Dried herbs, autumn leaves, tobacco, cedar, menthol, pine and sweet red cherry build as the 2019 opens with a bit of coaxing. Give the tannins a few years to soften. Best after 2026.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of cooked dark cherries, blueberries, sweet spices and bay leaves. Medium-bodied with round tannins. Polished with a velvety texture and a flavorful, fresh and supple finish. Drink or hold.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This has a lovely, caressing flow to its cassis, dark plum and blackberry puree flavors, while well-integrated toast runs along the edges, with a mix of sweet bay leaf and anise. There's a subtle loamy hint at the end, while the purity of the fruit wins out easily. Drink now.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Nickel & Nickel John C. Sullenger Cabernet Sauvignon delivers excellent complexities on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine offers aromas and flavors of dried spices, black fruit, blackcurrants, and oak. Enjoy it with oven-baked short ribs. (Tasted: December 4, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/ulysses-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/746800", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$179", "notes": "With black tea leaf and brioche, Ulysses 2017 delivers dense layers of deep cherry, balsamic, peat, forest berries and fresh walnut, woven through a finely grained texture, and a lingering warm cacao powder finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Extremely aromatic with crushed berries, currants, flowers and hints of uncured tobacco leaf. Carnations. Medium to full body and extremely fine tannins that are firm and polished. Vertical tannins draw you down. Some blanched-walnut character to the blue fruit. Fresh and clean at the finish. Release in spring 2020. So beautiful to drink now.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This is packed with the ripe, vivid fruit of the vintage, sporting intense cassis, raspberry and blackberry flavors allied to prodigious structure in the form of licorice root and roasted apple wood notes. Rippling with muscle through the finish, but without being domineering, showing focus and detail. Like a Richard Serra, this is seemingly immense at first glance, but steadily pulls you in with its details. Best from 2022 through 2038.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Now the Oakville brother to Christian Moueix\u2019s Dominus Estate in Yountville, Ulysses grows on a parallel benchland site up-valley, though the dry-farmed vines in Oakville do not share the almost imperceptible Yountville slope. The soil is deep, gravelly clay loam, the vines yielding a wine that\u2019s firm, lean and fragrant. In 2017, the energy of the wine is at the service of its simple flavors, youthfully black in its grape-skin tannins, needing bottle age to grow more expressive.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chimney-rock-stags-leap-district-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/686154", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$99", "notes": "A deep red with a purple hue. Aromas of black currant and cherry, with hints of mocha, vanilla, and floral. Rich and savory with plum and black cherry flavors and hints of dried fig, vanilla, and floral. On the palate, this wine is smooth and viscous in the midpalate, full-bodied, and the tannin structure is firm but very polished.\nBlend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Silky red fruit and plum dot the landscape of this powerfully soft and velvety wine. Blended with 23% Merlot and 1% each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, it exudes classic structure, integrated oak and floral beauty, finishing on a fig note. Enjoy from 2028\u2013 2032. Cellar Selection", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Lots of purple fruit with raspberries and blackberries follow through to a medium to full body with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs time to soften. Try after 2023.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and notes of baked black cherries, stewed plums and black currant jelly plus touches of garrigue, black olives and Provence herbs. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers lovely poise and expression with plenty of crunchy black fruit and a grainy texture, finishing with a lively lift.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 1% each Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Floral, dusty and herbal on the nose. The palate is energetic and lively with notes of pomegranates, red currants and eucalyptus. Crisp, and linear on the finish. Authentically rooted in a past era of Napa, and accurately represents the grace and subtlety that Stags Leap District is capable of.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Girard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/girard-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/706595", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$32", "notes": "Supple red berry and tart cherry aromas on the nose develop into savory spices, cocoa and black plum flavors as they coat the palate. A textural experience, this wine is vibrant on the tongue with undulating flavors of raspberry jam, dusty minerality and vanilla lead to a powerful finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Blackberries, currants, mocha, dried herbs, chocolate and walnuts on the nose. Full-bodied with firm, sleek tannins. Flavorful, savory finish. Drink or hold.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/silver-oak-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-15-liter-magnum-2016/716748", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.2", "price": "$279", "notes": "Deep ruby in color, the 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.\nBlend: 78.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc, 2.3% Petit Verdot, 0.3% Malbec", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2016 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon comes to the fore with plenty of persistence and oomph. TASTING NOTES: This shows up with generous aromas and flavors of blackcurrant, dill, coconut, and oak. Enjoy its beautifully appointed richness with a grilled ribeye topped with fresh rosemary sprigs. (Tasted: November 11, 2020, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Marques de Caceres Rioja Gran Reserva 2012", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/marques-de-caceres-rioja-gran-reserva-2012/598763", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Rioja, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$40", "notes": "Dark color with a hint of brick-red on the edge. Superb complexity on the nose with balsamic notes and refined oak. Full in the mouth with a depth of mature plums, sweet spice, and roasted coffee beans. Still fresh and discreetly lively, promising excellent potential for aging. Delicious and full with superb length. This Gran Reserva refreshes with the character our DO\u2019s traditional style.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Currant, blackberry and some plum undertones, as well as floral and burnt-orange notes. Linear and firm on the palate with a medium to full body and a polished, tannic finish. Very clean and refined texture, yet displaying strength at the same time. Drink or hold.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "A supple nose is loaded with ripe black-fruit aromas that accurately reflect a warm vintage. A thick palate is tannic and on the heavy side, again reflective of the year. Blackberry, plum and toast flavors remain on stage through a dry finish with simmering tannins. Drink through 2028.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Saint-Georges Premier Cru 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/domaine-thibault-liger-belair-nuits-saint-georges-les-saint-georges-premier-cru-2018/705283", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Nuits-St-Georges, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$219", "notes": "This wine has a nose with a beautiful mineral definition, with hints of sous-bois underneath the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, slightly chalky, long and tender with bright focus on the finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "Thibault Liger-Belair has produced one of the tighter, more serious expression of this celebrated Premier Cru in 2018, finding texture, tannin and structure in his 74-year-old plantings. Hail halved the crop here, which may have been a bonus as far as quality as concerned, because this has real poise, balance and intensity with spice and tobacco notes and underlying minerality.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Jasper Morris", "review": "Volume reduced by the hail, down by 50%. Planted 1944 and 1946 but with substantial replacement of missing vines after 2009. Rich crimson, clear cut nose, extra pure fruit, magical density. Spicy, excellent whole bunch component (40%) with terrific density. For the moment there are slightly dry tannins but this is heading in the right direction. Barrel Sample: 91-95", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/substance-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/734838", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Columbia Valley, Washington", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$17", "notes": "The 2019 vintage was on the cooler side as it started slow with later-than-usual bud break and continued on to be fairly moderate throughout the year. Some vineyards had issues with an October freeze a bit earlier than usual, but our high-elevation vineyards have great air drainage which allows us to extend the growing season late into October without freeze. This yielded fantastic ripening and some awesome wines with incredible balance and character. Overall, we are excited about the wine produced in 2019, which has brought us more finesse, incredible flavors and lovely balance.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Juicy blue fruits, leafy tobacco, violets, and orange blossom notes all emerge from the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Cs and it's medium to full-bodied, has a beautifully balanced, fruit-forward style, no hard edges, and a great finish. It's no simple fruit bomb and has notable structure, ripe tannins, and outstanding length. It reminds me of a top Cru Bourgeois from Bordeaux and represents a stunning value. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Currants, flowers and walnuts on the nose. Medium-bodied with a pretty core of fruit and fine tannins and a crisp finish. Lead pencil. Fresh. Compact. Delicate and delicious. Enjoy. Drink or hold.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Azelia Barolo Cerretta 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/azelia-barolo-cerretta-2017/767181", "varietal": "Nebbiolo", "location": "Serralunga d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$119", "notes": "An explosive energy of Serralunga d\u2019Alba with grace and vigor. Black cherries, wild berries and plums with menthol, sage and saline notes. Pure ardor. The wine is aged 30 months in large casks.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Extremely aromatic with strawberries, flowers, and stones, following through to a full body with layers of fruit and round tannins that go on and on. Rich and opulent, yet polished and toned. A generous young Barolo. Drink in 2025.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Decadent cherry and currant aromas signal this vibrant, complex red, whose core of ripe fruit defines the palate, with supporting roles from eucalyptus, leather, licorice, tar and mineral. The tannins are dense and alive, while the finish goes on and on. Best from 2026 through 2050.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2017 Barolo Cerretta has layered aromatics of dried black cherry, leather, dried thyme, and tar. The palate is classically structured with tension and firm tannic grip and a long finish. The Cerretta\u2019s savory dark fruit is persistent, with extracted black tea and dried earth. This is deserving of additional time in cellar and will benefit from 3-6 years before enjoying 2025-2045.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "This is the second vintage of this new single-vineyard expression from Serralunga d'Alba. It is a family project that has been in the works for decades. This 3,500-bottle release of the Azelia 2017 Barolo Cerretta represents a firm and compact wine that sits tight on the palate. The hot vintage has developed a robust structure and power but has also subtracted from the wine's ruby color intensity. Indeed, its light garnet hue is deceptive once you consider the wine's substantial textural fiber and fruit intensity. There is sweet cherry and plum followed by candied orange peel and rusty iron ore. It should be fascinating to see how this wine evolves, as I imagine the tannins will become softer and pliant with time, but the wine's color will surely fade further. This cru is dedicated to the centennial anniversary of the estate.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Camphor, cedar and leather aromas come to the forefront along with whiffs of underbrush and blue flower. Firmly structured, the palate is quite austere, offering tart cherry, orange zest and tobacco alongside assertive, close-grained tannins that leave a grippy finish.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Twomey Cellars by Silver Oak Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/twomey-cellars-by-silver-oak-anderson-valley-pinot-noir-2019/779525", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.4", "price": "$64", "notes": "Ruby in color with aromas of wild strawberry, black plum, sage and black pepper. Balanced and bright with fresh raspberry, black tea and forest floor. Layered and complex leading to an elegant, lingering finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Twomey Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is bright and lively on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with aromas and flavors of red fruits and a hint of sandalwood. Enjoy it with grilled, wild-caught salmon fillets. (Tasted: July 18, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/dry-creek-vineyard-heritage-zinfandel-2019/742979", "varietal": "Zinfandel", "location": "Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$26", "notes": "The 2019 Heritage Vines Zinfandel is delicious and wonderfully balanced. This vintage presents alluring aromatics of boysenberry, black cherry, and raspberry with nuances of toasty cedar, warm spices, and cocoa powder. On the palate, brambly flavors of dark berries come forward. The wine is complex, with bright acidity complimented by deeper notes of mocha, white pepper, and wild sage brush. The tannins are silky and smooth to lend a round, rich mouthfeel. From start to finish, this remarkable wine offers refreshing acidity paired with excellent structure.\nBlend: 81% Zinfandel, 19% Petite Sirah", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2019 Zinfandel Heritage Vines showed beautifully, with a pure, up-front, silky and textured style as well as classic plum and berry fruits, notes of incense, pepper, and orange blossom, supple tannins, and a great finish. Drink this charming, pleasure-bent beauty over the coming 5-7 years.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Offering tremendous value for the quality, this wine is blended with 19% Petite Sirah. Tart, tangy red fruit, from plum to cherry, layers over undertones of baking spice, cigar box and crushed herb. It's a full-bodied and richly textured red. Editors' Choice", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zinfandel is of the winery's consistent top wines. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows up with bright berry aromas and flavors that last pleasingly long on the palate. Enjoy it with grilled ribeye, crabcake, and garden veggies. (Tasted: May 2, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A briary old-school Zin, with lively blackberry, licorice and toasty underbrush flavors that zip along toward the snappy finish. Drink now through 2029.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/guigal-cotes-du-rhone-rouge-2018/874190", "varietal": "Rhone Red Blends", "location": "Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$17", "notes": "Deep and dark red. Shiny. On the nose fresh fruits with red berries and spices.\nOn the palate full, round and racy. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensely aromatic wine. Overall a full wine with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.Blend: 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourv\u00e8dre", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Looking more complex and complete than the 2017 at this point, the 2018 Cotes du Rhone still has a year or so of \u00e9levage ahead of it. It has a slightly herbal, briary note, dark berry fruit and hints of mocha on the full-bodied palate. Round and fleshy, it finishes smooth and velvety.Range: 89-91", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2018 C\u00f4tes du Rh\u00f4ne, which is a slightly more Syrah-dominated blend, offers more peppery, earthy notes as well as plenty of dark blue fruits, medium body, notable elegance, and solid balance. It\u2019s a charming, attractive barrel sample that should drink nicely on release.Range: 89-91", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "DAOU Vineyards Pessimist Red Blend 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/daou-vineyards-pessimist-red-blend-2020/877568", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.2", "price": "$23", "notes": "The 2020 Pessimist presents intense aromas of blueberry, cherry, plum and strawberry with undercurrents of lavender and kirsch. The nose evolves with layers of warm leather, truffle, pipe tobacco, black pepper and allspice. Rich and weighty on the palate, this wine delivers a no-holds-barred generosity of bold fruit flavors\u2014boysenberry, blackberry, cassis and plum, underlain by notes of rhubarb, pomegranate and damp forest floor. Subtle hints of black olives, mushroom and tamarind spice concisely complement the balanced and well-rounded flavor profile. A persistent, elegant finish lingers with red cherry and cranberry tones highlighted by hints of dark chocolate.Blend: 62% Petite Sirah, 18% Zinfandel, 17% Syrah, 3% Lagrein", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Always a Petite Sirah-dominated wine, the 2020 Pessimist sports an inky purple color as well as a great, full-bodied style carrying wonderful blue fruits, spring flowers, spice, and vanilla aromas and flavors. It's textured, has ripe tannins, loads of fruit, and is about as sexy and gulpable as they come.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep ruby-purple, the 2020 Pessimist is a blend of 62% Petite Sirah, 18% Syrah, 18% Zinfandel and 2% Lagrein, matured for 10 months in 60% new French oak. It's scented of black cherries with touches of purple flowers, graphite and grilled meats, and the medium-bodied palate is grainy and fresh with a long, perfumed finish. This offers fantastic quality for the price.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/freemark-abbey-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/864966", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$65", "notes": "Dark ruby in color, the flavors such as blackberry, boysenberry and Bing cherry dominate with nuances of milk chocolate, chocolate berry truffle dusted with cocoa powder, aromatic cedar and Herbs de Provence. The sweet oak spice is very well integrated, adding to the overall complexity. The body is very full, with a soft entry, coupled with dark cherry flavors that develop from start to finish. With great texture, integrated tannins, and pleasant mouth feel, this cabernet is full bodied, rich and opulent. In one word.... delicious.Blend: 75.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16.2% Merlot, 4.0% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of blackcurrants, spearmint, licorice and lead pencil follow through to a medium body with firm tannins and a fresh finish. Hints of chocolate and almonds. Really polished. Very drinkable now, but will age beautifully.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "There are roughly 25,000 cases of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, which is sourced from all over the valley. Certainly a beautiful wine worth seeking out (and it should be easy to find), it has ample ripe cherry and cassis fruits as well as spicy oak and tobacco nuances. This impeccably made, medium-bodied, elegant Cabernet will shine for a decade. Best After 2021", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Hartford Court Russian River Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/hartford-court-russian-river-pinot-noir-2019/678239", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Russian River, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$40", "notes": "Aromas of black cherry, blueberry, black currant, allspice, and loam are followed by flavors of wild raspberries, dark berries, and a crushed rock minerality. The dense entry is followed by a sweet and juicy mouthfeel, supported by acidity, silky tannins, and a subtle earthy finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Readers looking for an incredibly charming, delicious Pinot Noir that\u2019s going to deliver the goods should check out the 2019 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley from Hartford Court. Revealing a translucent ruby/plum color, it has a wonderful nose of spiced red and black fruits, candied violets, orange blossom, and incense. Medium-bodied on the palate, it\u2019s wonderfully balanced, with soft, supple tannins, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish. Drink this beauty any time over the coming 5-6 years.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Pinot Noir shows pleasing and nicely-focused textures on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings ripe fruit, light savory spices, and oak onto the palate. Enjoy it with pan-fried, rosemary-accented lamb chops. \r\n(Tasted: October 22, 2020, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels, 27% new. It delivers vibrant notes of black cherries, kirsch and mulberries with suggestions of garrigue and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of ripe, juicy black and red berry flavors, supported by soft tannins, finishing with a lively red berry kick.\u00a0", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Clos Apalta 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/clos-apalta-2016/566844", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$119", "notes": "The Merlot offers up black fruit aromas such as black cherry and blackberry, all with wonderful freshness on the palate. The Cabernet Sauvignon, in particular from old pre-phylloxera vines, offers up aromas of red fruit (raspberry) and black fruit (blackcurrant, blueberry) with some ripe bell pepper and black olive notes. As it matures it develops pepper, cr\u00e8me de cassis, leather and charred notes (smoke, toast and chocolate). The Carmen\u00e8re, brightly coloured with hints of purple, is rich with rounded tannins. There are delicate cherry aromas on the nose, subtly balanced out by spicy touches of black pepper. Freshness on the palate ensures a beautiful finish of black fruit, smoke, cocoa, leather and tobacco notes.Blend: 64% Carm\u00e9n\u00e8re, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% MerlotThis wine's ideal companions are canard \u00e0 l\u2019orange, rack of lamb with rustic mashed potatoes or to finish a meal with a selection of a high percentage cacao chocolate.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is really focused and refined with fantastic dried flowers and dark berries. Dried-lavender and mint undertones. Medium-to full-bodied with refined and polished tannins that are all together and so focused. Really integrated and melted together on the palate. Compact and very linear. Please give this two or three years to come completely together, but it\u2019s already breathtaking. Better to drink after 2022.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2016 Clos Apalta is a blend of 64% Carm\u00e9n\u00e8re (higher than in 2015), 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot hitting the scale at 15% alcohol with a pH of 3.7. The Carm\u00e9n\u00e8re and Cabernet were planted ungrafted in 1920, and all the vineyards are organic and biodynamic (certified) and very low yielding. The hand-destemmed grapes fermented in oak vats and barriques (17%), and the wine went through malolactic and 26 months of aging in brand new French barriques. I've seen a great improvement in Carm\u00e9n\u00e8re in Chile in the last few years, perhaps since they stopped wanting to grow it everywhere and focused on the places where it grows well, like the Apalta region. They have also learned to tame the green aromas and fierce tannins and alcohol and to produce much more harmonious reds, like this aromatic example that reveals spice, tobacco leaves, red fruit and floral notes without noticeable alcohol or excess ripeness.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Refined, with savory richness to the mineral-infused raspberry, red currant and herbal shadings. Creamy hints emerge midpalate, leading to a crisp, well-structured finish that lingers with slate and cast iron notes. Carmen\u00e8re, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2025.", "rating": "94"}]}
{"name": "Opaque Petit Verdot 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/opaque-petit-verdot-2017/718791", "varietal": "Petit Verdot", "location": "Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.9", "price": "$30", "notes": "After aging in French and American barrels for 24 months, this wine reveals ripe flavors of black plum and currant with accents of vanilla and dark chocolate. Structured tannins provide texture and depth with a lengthy finish. Enjoy the darkness!", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Aromas of stewed black currant, smoke, soy, charred toast and caramel show on the rich nose of this bottling. It's soft and smooth on the palate, where a cassis flavor mixes into a lavender tone, all framed in firm tannins.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Poggio Landi Brunello di Montalcino 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/poggio-landi-brunello-di-montalcino-2016/778258", "varietal": "Sangiovese", "location": "Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$58", "notes": "#12 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2021Complex on the nose, with distinctive nuances of ripe red fruit and spices such as black pepper and licorice. The same ripe red fruits continue on the palate, accompanied by vanilla notes. Very long finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Broad and mouthfilling, exuding floral, black cherry, blackberry, graphite and stony mineral flavors. Powerful, yet reined in by the vivid acidity, with tannins that are refined and well-integrated. Shows terrific balance and length. ", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of sweet berries and orange peel with some dried flowers. It\u2019s medium-bodied with very fine tannins and a succulent finish. Nice citrus undertone here. ", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Poggio Landi sources grapes from three vineyard locations across the region, Montosoli, La Crociona and Castelverdelli. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino has aromas of dried red plum, cedar, and pine resin. The palate has a profile of dried cherry, tomato leaf, and Mediterranean herbs, with refreshing acidity and drying tannins. The 2016 Brunello was aged for 38 months in large French oak. ", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Lail J. Daniel Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/lail-j-daniel-cuvee-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/1001254", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.7", "price": "$309", "notes": "J. Daniel Cuv\u00e9e in vintage 2019 is a showstopper. Classic and intense aromas of blackberry jam, cassis and boysenberry puree lead to flavors that explode on the palate, with cascades of youthful black cherry, dark chocolate and black tea. This beauty is at the same time powerful and poised. It is seemingly endless on the finish, with gorgeous and fine tannins carrying it to a crescendo of lushness and generosity. It is seamless, pure and delicious.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 J. Daniel Cuv\u00e9e Cabernet Sauvignon is a barrel sample with a deep garnet-purple color. It needs a little coaxing to unlock pronounced blackcurrant preserves, Black Forest cake and stewed plums scents with hints of star anise, clove oil, unsmoked cigars and tilled soil with a waft of roses. Full-bodied, the palate explodes with vibrant black fruits, framed by wonderfully plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant. Beautiful!Range: 98-100", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvee is just about pure perfection and another example of Napa Valley magic. All Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 80% new French oak, it offers an incredible bouquet of pure cassis and blackberry fruits as well as textbook Pauillac-like notes of graphite, tobacco, toasted spices, and chalky minerality. Rich, full-bodied, and powerful, it\u2019s one of those wines that somehow marries incredible intensity and richness with no sensation of weight or heaviness, perfect balance, and a layered, multi-dimensional style that\u2019s hard to describe. It shows more tannins and chocolaty oak with air and needs to be forgotten for 4-6 years, and it will be a 40+-year wine. It\u2019s heavenly juice.", "rating": "99"}]}
{"name": "Montes Alpha Series Carmenere 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/montes-alpha-series-carmenere-2019/752217", "varietal": "Carmenere", "location": "Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$19", "notes": "Deep ruby-red with an eye-catching, violet hue. On the nose it\u2019s complex and elegant. Pronounced, delicious aromas of ripe red and black fruit melt into inviting chocolate, mocha and brioche. The nose is well-balanced, with a little spice in the background. The French oak lends some toasted notes that complement the aromatic pro le, while adding a slight sensation of sweetness. On the palate, it shows itself to be a wine of great Carmen\u00e8re character and typicity, with rich acidity that is well balanced with the generous body. The tannins are velvety and give way to a long memorable finish.Highly recommended with red meats, stir-fried beef and vegetables, pork chops, spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, lamb chops, and mushroom ravioli.Blend: 90% Carmen\u00e8re; 10% Cabernet Sauvignon", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Black fruit, herbs, chili, black olives and spices on the nose. It\u2019s full-bodied with chewy tannins. Creamy, but structured and fresh in the mouth. Layered with a flavorful finish. Drink or hold.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2019 Carmernere Montes Alpha hails from Apalta and Marchig\u00fce and is blended with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 55% aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Rich violet in the glass. The nose delivers ripe blackberry aromas with hints of white and green pepper. Indulgent in the mouth with firm tannins, an ample, extractive palate and good body. The cleansing finish is of dark fruit.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2010", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-cos-destournel-2010/123816", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$319", "notes": "The 2000 vintage of this wine was ranked #2 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2003Cos d'Estournel has become, in the eyes of lovers of fine wines, the archetype of a certain style of masculine elegance in which immense power is combined with grace and smoothness.Impressive when young for the intensity of its structure and explosive fruit, Cos d'Estournel evolves slowly to arrive, when completely mature (after ten to thirty years) at an admirable smoothness and aromatic complexity.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Lifted nose of dried flowers, walnuts and dark fruits. Intense nose. A full-bodied wine, with powerful flavors of blackberries, coffee, dried herbs and spices. Super silky tannins and a long, long finish. Layered and flashy.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "Cos is going back to its roots, the 2010 Ch Cos d'Estournel has returned to Saint-Estephe ways after flirting with flamboyancy. For a while, I was seeing so much lavish oak and extreme ripeness that I could not fine the stones and minerality in this wine. Of course, many of us drank and enjoyed those wines anyway. I really like this vintage for its return to purity. (Best Served: 2022-2040)", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Cos d'Estournel unfurls slowly, measuredly, releasing delicate notes of dried mulberries, stewed plums and blackcurrant pastilles before giving way to notions of potpourri, black cherry compote and chocolate box plus touches of dried sage, tobacco and new leather. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid foundation of very firm, grainy tannins and very lively acidity supporting the remarkable intensity of tightly wound fruit layers, finishing very long and fragrant. Give it another 4-5 years in bottle and this will be stunning!", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "An extremely well-sculpted, modern wine, with an enormous core of plum sauce, blackberry coulis and cassis fruit to match the ambitious roasted apple wood-, black tea- and tobacco-infused toast. Dense and chewy now, displaying the tannic spine of the vintage, this remains integrated, racy and incredibly long, offering a piercing chalky backbone that rivets everything together. Best from 2018 through 2038.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This is a complex and rich wine dominated by superripe fruit. It is a wine of extremes, of fruit, of dark tannins allied to some bitterness from the black chocolate extract. Ripe plums and sweet black fruits are given a lift at the end with bright acidity.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Orin Swift Cellars Abstract 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/orin-swift-cellars-abstract-2020/877828", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.4", "price": "$43", "notes": "The 2020 Abstract pours a neon purple splash and an opaque maroon core with dark aromatics upfront. Black plum, boysenberry and hints of bing cherry and lavender invite a taste. On the palate, the aromatics turn into the sense of taste along with a touch of dark chocolate and reduced blackberry. Supple drying tannins and a slight chalky texture close the wine with a calming finish.Blend: Grenache, Petite Sirah, Syrah", "reviews": []}
{"name": "The Prisoner Wine Company Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/the-prisoner-wine-company-unshackled-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/693457", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$26", "notes": "Aromas of plum and blackberry with a hint of olive. Vibrant flavors of black stone fruit and dried herbs with solid tannin structure result in a flavor-forward Cabernet Sauvignon with balanced acidity.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/grgich-hills-estate-cabernet-sauvignon-2015/525393", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.6", "price": "$69", "notes": "The growing season started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring, triggering early bud break. Colder temperatures in May slowed grape development which, coupled with the fourth year of drought, resulted in a smaller crop in 2015. The harvest was one of our earliest in memory with the berries smaller than usual but packed with flavor and color.This Napa Valley Cabernet entices the senses with layers of complex flavors that continue to evolve in the glass and on the palate. Aromas of black currants, violets, and plums dance in the glass, creating a new experience with every taste. The wine is artfully crafted, well-balanced and lingers on the palate with a silky mouthfeel leaving you craving for more. It pairs perfectly with barbecued ribs, a rack of lamb or ratatouille.", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "A sumptuous wine with abundant blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry, spice and wonderful dried herbs. Ripe tannin and balanced spicy oak. Real potential to develop further.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This Cabernet is blended with 6% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Fresh tones of brioche and currant meld with crushed rock, pencil and sweet tobacco. Youthful tannins offer a structured frame to this undeniably elegant wine.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This shows some of the classic Grgich hallmarks with fresher fruit that runs in the red to black plum spectrum as well as fresh herbs and grass. Medium to full body, grainy tannins and a minerally, dynamic finish. From biodynamically-grown grapes.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Sine Qua Non Female Grenache 2013", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/sine-qua-non-female-grenache-2013/155321", "varietal": "Grenache", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.7", "price": "$389", "notes": "Blend: 78% Grenache, 19% Syrah, 3% Mourvedre.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Manfred's 2013 Grenache Female checks in as a blend of 78% Grenache, 19% Syrah and 3% Mourv\u00e8dre that is mostly from his Eleven Confessions estate vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills, yet has smaller portions from his Cumulus, The Third Twin and Bien Nacido vineyards. Seeing just over 24 months in a mix of demi-muids, 300-liter Hog Heads and barrique, it has a sensational bouquet of spring flowers, black raspberries, black cherries, violets, licorice and camphor. Reminding me of a great vintage of Raymond Usseglio's Cuv\u00e9e Imperiale, this full-bodied, elegant Grenache is impeccably balanced, has a full and layered mid-palate (which is missing from just about every other Grenache made in California), and sweet tannin on the finish. It's almost impervious to air and didn't budge an inch over the three days I followed this bottle. It will cruise for over two decades.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "I\u2019m getting down to my last few bottles of the 2013 Grenache Female, which has been incredibly consistent and satisfying over the past 5-7 years and just about impossible to resist. A blend of 78% Grenache, 19% Syrah, and the rest Mourv\u00e8dre that\u2019s mostly from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, it offers a beautiful, smile-inducing perfume of black raspberries, black cherries, spring flowers, camphor, and spice that develops additional complexity with time in the glass. Impeccably balanced, full-bodied, and opulent, yet also weightless and elegant, this is a thrilling example of Grenache that could come from no one else. Feel free to drink bottles any time over the coming 15-20 years or more.", "rating": "98"}]}
{"name": "Paul Hobbs Nathan Coombs Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/paul-hobbs-nathan-coombs-estate-cabernet-sauvignon-2016/650973", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Coombsville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$449", "notes": "This is the fifth vintage offering of this wine that was one of the first to carry the Coombsville name on itslabel. True to its site tucked in the southeast corner of Napa Valley, the wine reveals a deep purple rimsurrounding an opaque core while an abundance of aromas emerge from dark chocolate and cigar leaf toblackcurrant and marinated black olives. An intensely structured palate of cassis, coriander, and dark cherrypossess firm tannins amongst a backdrop of balanced acidity that brings tension and focus. The finish iseverlasting bolstered by a crushed rock minerality that confers the site\u2019s inherent rocky volcanic soils.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2016 Cabernet Franc Nathan Coombs Estate is deep garnet-purple colored and a little youthfully mute, opening out to reveal redcurrant jelly, kirsch and blackberry preserves plus hints of pencil shavings, cigar box and dried Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied, it has a rich, solid frame of grainy tannins and plenty of freshness lifting the red and black fruit to a long savory finish.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is a big and mouth-filling wine with masses of tannins and rich fruit. Full body, dark-blueberry character and a long, flavorful finish. Tannin driven, this needs a lot of time to come around. Try after 2022.", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Dark and winey, with a densely packed core of steeped a\u00e7a\u00ed berry and blueberry reduction flavors, wrapped in singed cedar and alder notes, ending with a swath of tobacco and fruit on the finish. The tannins are a touch burly at the very end, but that's Coombsville structure. The ample fruit and drive should win this fans. A good candidate to age. Best from 2022 through 2036.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/tua-rita-redigaffi-toscana-2019/856133", "varietal": "Merlot", "location": "Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$299", "notes": "Deep purple in color, Redigaffi offers luscious layers of blueberry jam, ripe plum and blackberry, followed by voluptuous notes of dark chocolate, licorice, black pepper, vanilla and incense. Full-bodied and lush on the palate with polished tannins and an extra-long finish, Redigaffi is one of Italy\u2019s greatest Merlots. A true masterpiece.This wine pairs beautifully with dark-fruit chutney sauces, kalamata olive tapenade, Ch\u00e2teaubriand, and grilled pepper-crusted sirloins.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of violets, blackberries and black truffles follow through to a full body with firm, silky tannins with lots of texture that\u2019s caressing and enticing. Such polish and beauty. Very long and powerful. So much structure this year. 100% merlot. Best after 2024.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "I am a big fan of the 2019 vintage and, in most cases, prefer it to the 2018 vintage that is often harder to read (with alternating spells of cool and heat). But in the case of this wine, I like both vintages about the same for different reasons. The 2019 Redigaffi feels elegant and less hearty compared to its previous edition. This important Merlot-based wine delivers an immediate quality of fruit, with pretty freshness that renders a very lively and vivid mouthfeel. This is a sharp and well-defined interpretation of the grape with black cherry, granite and cooling menthol-like endnotes.", "rating": "97"}]}
{"name": "Domaine Jamet Cote-Rotie 1995", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/domaine-jamet-cote-rotie-1995/1017450", "varietal": "Syrah/Shiraz", "location": "Cote Rotie, Rhone, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$629", "notes": "Upon release, sensationally rich, concentrated and full-bodied, it reveals a classic bouquet of pepper, smoked herbs, black currants and licorice.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Two stellar performances from the Jamet brothers, both the 1996 and 1995 are impressively-endowed, rich, highly-extracted yet beautifully harmonious examples of Cote Rotie. The spectacular 1995 Cote Rotie reveals an even more opaque purple color than the 1996. The wine exhibits fabulous concentration, massive body, and a finish that lasts for nearly 30 seconds. At present, it is more impressive for its potential than its current drinkability. The juicy, smoky Syrah character is well-displayed in the tar, licorice, cassis-scented nose. Thick, viscous, highly-extracted flavors are pure and mouth-coating.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Raymond Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/raymond-generations-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/763086", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15", "price": "$149", "notes": "A beautiful deep purple color, this 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with wafting aromas of chocolate, sweet tobacco, spice cake and blackberry preserves. Full-bodied with rich and concentrated dark fruit flavors, this wine is layered with notes of juicy strawberry and raspberry and hints of oolong tea. Perfectly balanced with velvety tannins, the finish is long, fresh and fragrant.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Lots of sweet tobacco, chocolate, and earth as well as plenty of dark fruits emerge from the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations. This stunning 2018 is full-bodied, concentrated, and light on its feet, with perfect symmetry and balance. Based on 100% Cabernet Sauvignon blended from four different vineyards in St. Helena and Rutherford, aged in 52% new French oak, this powerful yet elegant Napa Valley Cabernet already offers pleasure, yet my money is on it evolving for over two decades.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon coming from four different vineyards in St. Helena and Rutherford, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations comes wafting out of the glass with the most gorgeous perfume of kirsch, blackcurrant cordial, blackberry preserves and spice cake, followed by notes of potpourri, oolong tea and unsmoked cigars. The full-bodied, decadently fruited palate delivers loads of savory accents among the juicy black and red fruit layers, supported by velvety tannins and bags of freshness, finishing long and fragrant. 1,718 cases were made.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Dark and winey, with steeped black currant and fig fruit flavors forming a muscular core, while notes of roasted alder, warm loam and licorice fill in on the finish. A hefty, solidly built wine for fans of the style. ", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Brawny, fleshy and full bodied, as well as blended with 3% Petit Verdot, this red sizzles in black cherry, cassis and brown sugar. Integrated tannins contribute support and additional power, as a length of toasted oak weighs in.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Recoltant Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/recoltant-napa-valley-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/641755", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.4", "price": "$60", "notes": "The dark brooding aromatics from this wine come from one of the best vintages mother nature has given Napa Valley this decade. A beautiful blend of dense lilac and violets with dark raspberry and fresh cassis on the nose. Followed by balance with ripe and fresh black and red fruits with gentle acidity and generous tannins. The wine finishes with finesse and polish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 R\u00e9coltant Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a beautiful, classic Cabernet in a glass. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings aromas and flavors of dried leaves, dried herbs, and berries to the fore. Enjoy its persistent fruit with a grilled ribeye topped with minced shallots. (Tasted: September 24, 2020, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley opens with classic aromas of cassis, cedar, cigar box and bright touches of mint chocolate and red cherries. The palate is medium-bodied with pure, restrained fruits, a finely grainy texture, integrated freshness and a long, mineral-driven finish. I love this classy, mineral-laced Cabernet Sauvignon from winemaker Julien Fayard.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "With a pungent earthiness, this wine is silky smooth and inviting in dark black fruit, tobacco and oak. The tannins settle to show structure but in an unobtrusive way, making way for lasting notes of dark chocolate, cola and pepper.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Holocene Wines Memorialis Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/holocene-wines-memorialis-pinot-noir-2019/775458", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Willamette Valley, Oregon", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$68", "notes": "It is always the lighter of the two Holocene wines, with red fruits, white flowers, dried herbs, mushroom and forest floor aromatics, bright acidity and a lithe texture, long finish.Pair with grilled fish, pork rillettes, and epoisses cheese.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Lots of wild strawberries, peppery herbs, mulberries, candied orange, and exotic floral notes emerge from the 2019 Pinot Noir Memorialis. Medium to full-bodied, it offers a terrific sense of purity, ripe, building tannins, and a focused, elegant style that's going to drink nicely right out of the gate yet also evolve for a decade.Range: 93-95", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Terrasson Cuvee Prevenche 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-terrasson-cuvee-prevenche-2016/615274", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$35", "notes": "Ch\u00e2teau Terrasson comes from a blend of Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon born on a clay-limestone plateau. This deep garnet hue, initially discreet, releases notes of very ripe strawberries and prunes with agitation. The generous mouth, also fruity, is supported by soft woody tannins.Ideal when paired with red meat, as an aperitif with cold meats, poultry, soft cheese for classic vintages, with more refined, more elaborate dishes, such as game, lamprey, meats in sauce and mature cheeses for cuv\u00e9es matured in barrels.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Layers of wood in this old-vines wine from Christophe Lavau are balanced by ripe black-plum and berry fruits. Concentrated and dense, this 90% Merlot has a rich texture. Drink this ripe wine from 2022.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/ridge-paso-robles-zinfandel-2020/954125", "varietal": "Zinfandel", "location": "Paso Robles, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$41", "notes": "In 1967 Ridge first bought Zinfandel from this vineyard, then farmed by Benito Dusi. Today, his nephew, Mike Dusi, continues to tend the old, dry-farmed vines. Picked at ideal ripeness, the 2020 is exceptionally well balanced in fruit, tannin, and acid. It is enjoyable as a young wine for its exuberant fruit and will continue to evolve over seven to eight years.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2020 Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel is bright and lively. TASTING NOTES: This wine excels with aromas and flavors of bright strawberries and raspberries. Try it with grilled hanger steak. (Tasted: March 27, 2022, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/vasse-felix-filius-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/714895", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$28", "notes": "Light garnet. A savoury nose of miso, wet forest floor, shitake and leather wax opens into light perfumes of mulberry and blackberry juice with a hint of raspberry ice cream. A fresh but velvety palate with medium weight, a creamy core and fine, elegant tannins. Hints of delicate dried cranberry and sunflower seed nuttiness linger on the finish.\u00a0Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Australian Wine Companion", "review": "It all hangs together perfectly, from its light crimson hue to its ultra-fragrant bouquet and juicy red and black currant palate. Even better is the structure revealed on the finish and aftertaste: tannins wrought with the precision of a Swiss watchmaker.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Plush aromas of blackcurrants, very herbs and flowers follow through to a medium body with firm, silky tannins and a fresh, vivid finish. Extremely fine-crafted and curated here. Drink and enjoy now, but it will improve.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Rich dark chocolate and mocha notes add complexity to the core of wild blackberry, plum and cassis flavors in this red, with fresh minty herbal accents, a green cardamon note and velvety tannins giving this an air of elegance. Drink now through 2038.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Byron John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/byron-john-sebastiano-vineyard-pinot-noir-2015/533402", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.9", "price": "$55", "notes": "One of Sta. Rita Hills' newest and most exciting plantings, this vineyard sits along the eastern border of the AVA. The site's 100-acres benefit from a myriad of exposures and marine influences, which together with premium clonal selection and high-density planting, produce exceptionally small clusters and berries. The wine exhibits pomegranate and dark cherry with brown spice and hints of saltiness. The finish is long and smokey with hints of brown spice.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2015 Pinot Noir John Sebastiano Vineyard has a slightly earthy undercurrent, with plenty of dark fruits, damp soil, forest floor and mossy notes emerging from the glass. It's medium-bodied, juicy and lively on the palate, with enough acidity to warrant a year or two of bottle age. It certainly has beautiful purity of fruit and I suspect will drink nicely for over a decade.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/palacios-remondo-la-montesa-2018/553553", "varietal": "Grenache", "location": "Rioja, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.4", "price": "$19", "notes": "Juicy and lush, with notes of cherry, raspberry and orange peel that meld with Mediterranean herbal undertones to create a wine that is balanced, bright and lively.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The quality/price champion 2018 La Montesa is now 100% Garnacha from organically farmed vineyards from the 100-hectare family property that gives the wine its name. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats and matured in barriques, 85% of them produced with French oak and the rest with American oak. It feels very young, and the oak is still present; and the American oak, which is spicy and smoky, with ashy incense and vanilla with some sweet undertones, gives it a character that brings back the character of the traditional wines from yesteryear in a very clean way. It has vibrant freshness and should develop nicely with a couple of years in bottle. Rating: 93+", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Chateau de France 2014", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-de-france-2014/142948", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$29", "notes": "Deep red ruby color. Intense nose of red berries (black currant, blue berry and cherries) and gingerbread. Spice and liquorice on the palate with elegant and well-ripened tannins, refined oak aromas and a smoky note on the finish. Impressive length. This wine can be aged for many years.Pairs well with any grilled meats.Blend: 59% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This dark and brooding wine is packed with dense tannins and a black plum-skin flavor that's hovering behind the density. The wine has power and fine concentration, yielding a complex, solid wine with aging ability.\r\n Barrel Sample: 94-96", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Lots of hot-stone and currant aromas follow through to a medium to full body, firm and chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Minerally. Better in 2020.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "The 2014 Ch\u00e2teau de France gets the prize for being one of the best values of the vintage. The wine shows lively and persistent red fruit flavors. Bright and sassy on the palate, it shows excellent freshness in the finish. Serve now with lightly-seasoned lamb chops. (Tasted: January 27, 2017, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "BloodRoot Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bloodroot-pinot-noir-2019/813647", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.7", "price": "$19", "notes": "The 2019 BloodRoot Pinot is expressive on the nose with lush scents of freshly macerated red and blackberries, muddled with warm spice and notes of autumn forest. The palate is highlighted with dark plum and hints of citrus rind which carries through with great length. A bottle can disappear pleasantly (and quickly) before you know it.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 BloodRoot Pinot Noir is smooth and easy on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits lovely aromas and flavors of bright red fruits, a hint of licorice, and a light touch of oak. Serve it with pan-fried lamb chops. (Tasted: November 21, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "89"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Margaux 2003", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-margaux-2003/86525", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Margaux, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$849", "notes": "An extraordinary wine and undeniably one of the great wines of the Medoc, and qualitatively a wine that towers over what other estates produced in the appellation of Margaux, the 2003 Chateau Margaux is made in a style that almost mirrors Lafite Rothschild in 2003. Last year I thought it could represent a hypothetical blend of the 1990 and 1996, but the wine has taken on even more opulence and seductiveness in an almost atypical but still fragrant, elegant, classic Chateau Margaux personality. Dense ruby/purple to the rim with an extraordinary floral nose intermixed with blackberries, cassis, mineral, licorice, and some vanilla, the wine is dense, opulent, voluptuously textured, with wonderful sweetness (reminiscent of 1982 and 1990 in that sense), low acidity, but tremendous concentration and an almost seamless integration of all components \u2013 alcohol, tannin, new wood, and acidity. This is truly sumptuous stuff that should drink reasonably well young after 4 or 5 years in the bottle and age for 30+ years. Bravo!", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Am I being too stingy with the 2003 Chateau Margaux? A wine of extraordinary complexity and intensity, it reveals a deep purple color, a style not unlike the 1990 Margaux (possibly even more concentrated), a velvety texture, and notes of spring flowers interwoven with camphor, melted licorice, creme de cassis, and pain grille. Not a blockbuster, it offers extraordinary intensity as well as a surreal delicacy/lightness. There is riveting freshness to this offering, which tips the scales at a lofty (for this estate) 13.5% alcohol, as well as an alluring sweetness and accessibility. It probably will tighten up over the next few years. Nevertheless, it is a profound Chateau Margaux that brings to mind a hypothetical blend of the 1982 and 1990. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2035.", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is a wonderful surprise. Showing an amazing nose of dried raspberries, strawberries, and flowers. On the palate this wine is full bodied, with pretty framed fruit and silky tannins. This wine is deep and wonderful, with scores of complexity... fascinating stuff. This is drinking like an old classic right now, but could still use five years in the bottle. Don\u2019t pull the cork until at least 2015 to see it\u2019s true glory.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "This shows the heat of the vintage, revealing a hint of torrefaction amid the coffee, tobacco, currant and blackberry aromas, and a decidedly singed plum skin edge along the core of blackberry and black currant flavors. The tannins are fine-grained, the acidity evident and the finish long and beguiling. Great terroirs always let the vintage speak while being able to handle extremes: This is exhibit A.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-ducru-beaucaillou-2015/153440", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "St-Julien, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$209", "notes": "#84 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018", "reviews": [{"author": "Decanter", "review": "That sexy, smoky, exuberant feeling of La Croix and Lalande-Borie in 2015 is found here too, but with everything turned up a notch - or rather tuned up a notch, giving finesse and precision to the texture and shape. Pure blackberry and blueberry fruits and an incredibly silky texture draws out through the glass. You can almost slide off this wine it is so expertly played, finessed and presented. And you are so seduced that you almost miss the tannic build up that hits you on the finish. Great stuff! 100% new oak.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Ducru-Beaucaillou rocks up with flamboyant baked black plums, cr\u00e8me de cassis, blueberry compote and chocolate-covered cherries scents plus hints of cinnamon stick, black tea and candied violets. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with black fruit preserves and spicy accents, with a firm, velvety frame and finishing with great length and perfume. Ideally, I'd give it another year to fan out just a bit more, but it is coming around nicely and is already fantastically delicious!", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "With its 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine has super-ripe black-currant flavors encased in firm, smoky tannins and hints of wood. Showing the opulence of the vintage and the style of Saint-Julien, it will age for many years. The wine will certainly not be ready before 2026. Cellar Selection", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Aromas of oyster shell, iron and currants. Hints of iodine. Full-bodied, very tight and focused. Love the finish of sandalwood, cinnamon, violets and lavender. Wonderful tannin texture. Linear and driven. Drink in 2022.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Showy, with layers of warmed fig, roasted mesquite, black tea, incense and Turkish coffee notes, followed by waves of lush cassis, blackberry and raspberry confiture flavors. This has a graphite grounding rod, a tarry spine and riveting licorice snap details to keep it driving along. A head-turner for sure. Best from 2025 through 2045.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2015 Ducru-Beaucaillou is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominated wine (there\u2019s 5% Merlot) that was brought up in 100% new barrels. It\u2019s a classic, elegant, classy 2015 revealing a deep, saturated purple color as well as terrific notes of cr\u00e8me de cassis, smoked earth, lead pencil, and violets. With full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannin, and a stacked mid-palate, it should start to shine in 6-7 years and keep for three decades.", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Marques de Murrieta Premium Bag with Two Bottles of Rioja Reserva 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/marques-de-murrieta-premium-bag-with-two-bottles-of-rioja-reserva-2016/791962", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Rioja, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$65", "notes": "Marqu\u00e9s de Murrieta's Limited Edition pack with two bottles of Rioja Reserva 2016 is a special case inspired by Spain's traditional artisanal leather goods. Crafted with high quality materials and impeccably finished, Marqu\u00e9s de Murrieta demonstrates once again its commitment to sustainability with the design of this case perfect to be reused with all of your favorite wines!Gift Set Includes:2 Bottles of Marques de Murrieta Rioja ReservaTangible proof of elegance, balance and constancy characteristic of the Marques de Murrieta Winery and its surrounding vineyards situated in the Ygay Estate, it is a red reserva wine with a balanced aging of two years in new and partly new American oak barrels and a year and a half in bottle. The result is an elegant wine that combines complexity and fineness, summing up the best attributes of our identity and actuality. Marqu\u00e9s de Murrieta is more than a brand in the international market, it represents age-old wisdom expressed in one of the most recognized wines of Spain. With our daily work, respect and love for our land, the selection of the best grapes and the attention to detail throughout its almost four years of production, Marques de Murrieta is a safe and constant value of the best quality.Premium 2-Bottle Branded Gift Bag", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "I also tasted an unbottled sample of the 2016 Rioja Reserva, which should be bottled in a couple of months, before the summer. What I tasted was the final blend, and it represents the year\u20142016 was a cooler year, and the wine also goes in that direction. 2016 saw a large crop, and the grapes for this cuv\u00e9e were harvested at the end of September, going toward more finesse and subtleness, combined with the natural power. There was a change in the winery in 2016 that was finalized in 2018 with the new winery. The wine is textured and fine, and it's more elegant than the 2015 I tasted next to it. The detail and texture on the palate is different, and the quality of the tannins is completely different. This should be released in early 2020. There will be almost 1.1 million bottles of this, which is remarkable, as they have managed to increase quality and quantity.\r\nBarrel Sample: 93-94", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is very structured and powerful with a dense and rich palate of ripe fruit and hints of toasted oak. Full and layered. Structured. Released February 2020. Needs a few years of bottle age. Try after 2021.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "This is a blend of tempranillo (87 percent), graciano, mazuelo and garnacha grown at the Finca Ygay, Murrieta\u2019s estate in the hills above Logro\u00f1o. Aged in American oak for 18 months, it developed a hint of mintiness over its silken black-currant and tobacco flavors (think menthol cigarette smoked with aristocratic nonchalance in Monaco). Bright and somber, tense and refined, this wine\u2019s limestone edges carry the essence of Rioja in a healthy wine that seems to get its style directly from the ground.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "Brilliant violet. Red and black currant, cherry, fresh flowers and baking spices on the highly perfumed nose, along with hints of vanilla and pipe tobacco. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering bitter cherry, cassis, spicecake and cola flavors that turn sweeter through the midpalate. Successfully blends power and delicacy and finishes very long, smoky and smooth, with fine-grained tannins adding gentle grip.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Black olive and forest floor notes frame tangy black cherry and currant flavors in this polished red. Well-integrated tannins and orange peel acidity support the supple texture. Balanced, in a savory style. Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha. Drink now through 2026. 8,191 cases imported.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Hudson Phoenix 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/hudson-phoenix-2019/989277", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Carneros, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.7", "price": "$85", "notes": "Phoenix is a classic representation of the Hudson Estate. This wine showcases enticing aromas of red currant, black cherry, and savory spice that leads to a plush mouthfeel an structured finish. Blend: 64% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The Merlot-dominated 2019 Phoenix (there\u2019s 18% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) offers a great nose of ripe black cherries, tobacco, chocolate, and damp earth, and it\u2019s medium to full-bodied, ripe, and incredibly polished on the palate. It\u2019s one hell of a Merlot, especially at the price. Drink this beauty over the coming 8-10 years.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Ripe plums, blueberries and black cherries combine with sweet vanilla, pine wood and baking spices. Full-bodied, plush and tannic, yet this has a creamy, soft texture. The juicy and vibrant character makes its easy to drink. Long, warming finish. 64% merlot, 18% cabernet sauvignon and 18% cabernet franc. Give it three or four years to soften and come together. Try after 2024.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Composed of 64% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2019 Phoenix gives up notes of ripe black plums, blackberry preserves and mulberries, plus suggestions of menthol, dark chocolate and spice cake. Medium to full-bodied with plush tannins and bags of juicy black fruits, it finishes with a vibrant, lifted finish.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Finca El Origen Reserva Malbec 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/finca-el-origen-reserva-malbec-2020/837604", "varietal": "Malbec", "location": "Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$13", "notes": "The intense violet color makes it a worthy representative of the wines from Los Chacayes. A wine of distinct aromatic complexity, with outstanding notes of red fruits, floral aromas of violets, vanilla and cigar. The mouth confirms the presence of black fruits like blackberries and spices. The medium structure and silky tannins are perfectly balanced with the delicious natural acidity, leading to a prolonged finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Intense aromas of blackberry and blackberry. Some slate, too. It\u2019s full-bodied with firm, silky tannins that are polished and refined. Attractive tannin through the center palate. Drink or hold.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Quintessa (375ML half-bottle) 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/quintessa-375ml-half-bottle-2018/780488", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Rutherford, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "375ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$129", "notes": "The 2018 Quintessa is a wine of perfect harmony, with deep flavors and elegant layers that are apparent even from a young age. Intense aromas of cassis, black cherry, and raspberry intermingle with savory notes of sage and thyme; the 2018 Quintessa continues to unfold as notes of dark chocolate, graphite and fresh tobacco mingle with the fresh fruit. Precise and dense, the wine shows supple tannin that play with flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, and crushed rocks. The 2018 Quintessa has a perfect balance of fresh acidity followed by bright fruit and minerality at the finish that portends unparalleled aging potential.\nBlend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Carmen\u00e9re, 1% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is beautifully polished with firm, dusty tannins to the blue fruit, as well as chocolate and cedar character. Some much earthier character, too, from mushrooms to bark. Forest flowers. Perfumed. It\u2019s full-bodied with round tannins and a soft, creamy finish. Some iron and iodine to this. So attractive at the finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. ", "rating": "99"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This is an exceptional vintage of this exceptional wine, its foundation built around 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, with dustings of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Beautiful in berry fruit, textured and refined tannin and hints of lavender, licorice and sage, it has complexity and energy in equal measure, lengthy and beautifully focused, a truly impressive achievement of site, vintage and winemaker.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Quintessa (Cabernet Sauvignon) sashays out with cr\u00e8me de cassis, blackberry preserves and redcurrant jelly scents, plus wafts of dark chocolate, anise and lavender with a touch of tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, elegantly styled and stunningly energetic, it has a fine-grained texture and long, fragrant finish.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "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 Carmen\u00e8re. ", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Vineyard 29 Ceanda Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/vineyard-29-ceanda-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/724287", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "St. Helena, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.7", "price": "$150", "notes": "The expressive 2018 CEANDA St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon\u2019s bouquet opens elegantly with perfumed wild blackberries, violets and a dusting of cardamom and anise. The entry is full and offers pencil lead, cassis and black currants. Impeccably integrated oak allows the fruit to shine on the palate while lending sinuous structure and weight. Chewy tannins and velvety texture lead way to a supple, juicy finish. CEANDA, a polished blend of our three estate vineyards, is structured to be enjoyed upon release or age gracefully for 15\u201320 years.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Another St. Helena release, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Ceanda checks in as 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot and Merlot, all brought up in French oak. Black fruits, chocolaty herbs, graphite, violets, and acacia flower notes all emerge from the glass, and it hits the palate with a seamless, elegant texture, ultra-fine tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. I'd be thrilled to drink a bottle any time over the coming 20 years or more.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 Vineyard 29 Ceanda Cabernet Sauvignon is outstanding from start to finish. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with aromas and flavors of black fruits, oak, dried tree branches, and violets. Pair it with rosemary-infused, grilled beef kebabs. (Tasted: February 25, 2022, Napa, CA)", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon CEANDA is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it delivers expressive notions of blackberry pie, Black Forest cake and cr\u00e8me de cassis with hints of licorice, tar and Sichuan pepper plus a waft of wild sage. Full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid, rugged structure of grainy tannins and plenty of freshness to support the black fruit preserves layers, finishing on a lingering aniseed note.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Ridge Geyserville 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/ridge-geyserville-2020/913833", "varietal": "Other Red Blends", "location": "Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.1", "price": "$51", "notes": "Ripe cranberry and cassis on the nose. Focused dark bramble fruit on the palate, layered with cocoa and clove. Vibrant acidity balances beautifully with opulent fruit and carries through to a long and elegant finish.Blend: 69% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane, 8% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet, 1% Mataro", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2020 Ridge Geyserville reaches a new level of excellence. I have tasted nearly every vintage since I first tasted the 1972 vintage in the mid-1970s. TASTING NOTES: This wine excels with aromas and flavors of alluring boysenberries, formidable blackberries, and racy minerality. (Tasted: March 27, 2022, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "97"}]}
{"name": "Hitching Post Highliner Pinot Noir 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/hitching-post-highliner-pinot-noir-2018/681331", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$39", "notes": "Hitching Post's flagship cuvee of best barrels and vineyards is rich in flavor, yet smooth, balanced, and elegant. The vineyard emphasizes deep fruit, spice, and earthiness to be enjoyed with food, family and friends.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2018 Hitching Post Highliner Pinot Noir offers excellent richness from start to finish. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with aromas and flavors of red and black fruit with an accent of oak. Pair it with grilled lamb chops. (Tasted: October 5, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Vinous", "review": "The 2018 Pinot Noir Highliner is a blend of fruit from the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria. That mix works well in a Pinot that is pliant and super-expressive. Silky tannins wrap around a core of red and purplish berry fruit, with hints of orange zest, spice and mint that add complexity. ", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Catena Malbec 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/catena-malbec-2019/771981", "varietal": "Malbec", "location": "Mendoza, Argentina", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.6", "price": "$24", "notes": "The Catena Malbec 2019 presents a deep violet color with purple reflections. This microclimate blend of four unique vineyards offers intense aroma, soft texture and concentrated flavor. Deep aromas of ripe red and dark fruits are joined by delicate violet and lavender notes, with traces of vanilla and mocha. A rich, concentrated mouthfeel is highlighted by flavors of blueberries and blackberries with a touch of leather and cinnamon. The wine has well-integrated tannins, bright acidity and a flinty minerality that provides exceptional length to the finish.Pair with roast turkey, grilled steak, salmon, and pasta with red sauce.", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The excellent and floral 2019 Catena Malbec shows the typicity of the grape, violets and red berries, and the freshness of the year. It has the textbook aromas and a soft and velvety mouthfeel, with very fine grainy tannins.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Opus One (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/opus-one-15-liter-magnum-2015/667001", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "Oakville, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "1500ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$950", "notes": "Initial dark fruit, spice and baking aromas in the 2015 Opus One are interwoven with seductive notes of violet, black tea, and sage. The entry is vibrant with ripe dark fruit flavors of plum, blackberry and blueberry followed by hints of vanilla and cocoa. Silky, fine-grained tannins provide structure and a creamy texture. The wine finishes with fresh acidity and a rich, lingering finish that promises longevity in the cellar.Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Merlot 6%, Petit Verdot 4%, Malbec 2%", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Purity and brilliance on the nose with so much currant and flower character. Roses, currant bush and fresh leaves, too. Brightness is the word that comes to mind. Full-bodied and broad-shouldered. Juicy and so gorgeous now. Balance is so wonderful here. All about harmonious fruit and tannin balance. I like it slightly better than the excellent 2014. 81% cabernet sauvignon, 4% petit verdot, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot and 2% malbec.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "This wine was too much\u2014too much like a caricature for me,\u201d winemaker Michael Silacci confessed to me while tasting the 2015 Opus One together again recently. \u201cSo, when we took it out of barrel to prepare for bottling we added a few more components.\u201d Medium to deep garnet-purple color, it bursts from the glass with beautiful violets, lavender, rose hip tea and chocolate-covered cherries scents over a core of crushed blackberries, black cherries, cassis and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is wonderfully bright and crunchy, with bags of fresh black and red berries and a wonderfully plush, finely grained texture, finishing long and fragrant.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Pure, rich dark berry, plum and gravelly earth flavors are framed by spicy, cedary oak notes, ending long, clean and elegant, with just the right touch of tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Chateau Barde Haut 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-barde-haut-2018/520372", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$44", "notes": "Blend: 73% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Showing brilliantly, the 2018 Ch\u00e2teau Barde-Haut comes from a beautiful, cooler terroir on the eastern side of Saint-Emilion. It has a wonderful sense of purity and elegance as well as ripe black cherry and blueberry fruits to go with medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of chocolate, spring flowers, violets, and a kiss of chalky minerality. It's beautifully balanced and has ultra-fine tannins as well as a gorgeous finish. It reminds me of the 2016, with maybe a touch more up-front charm. Give it 4-5 years if you can (it's drinking beautifully today as well) and it's going to evolve for 20-25 years or more.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Alluring, with a very focused set of cassis, plum reduction and cherry preserve flavors coursing through atop a well-imbedded graphite spine, all while black tea, chalky minerality and subtle herb nuances play out through a long finish. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2035.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Currants, rose hips, dried lavender, cocoa powder and cloves on the nose. It\u2019s full-bodied with sleek, tight tannins. Refined and elegant with tight, polished layers. Solid center palate. Try from 2025.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "This has an amazing richness to the nose, with fruit that's ripe but supple, displaying the silky tannins of the vintage. It's a truly luxurious wine, combining liquorice, freshly shaved cherry wood, a gourmet touch of dark chocolate and pencil lead, but everything remains very much in balance. A great job from owner Helene Garcin Leveque. Harvested between 21 September and 11 October. 3.5pH.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Barde-Haut is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it takes a little swirling to unlock the beautifully expressive notes of warm black plums, wild blueberries and black raspberries, plus hints of roses, underbrush, ground cloves and fertile loam. The full-bodied palate delivers a lively backbone and wonderfully ripe, satiny tannins supporting the generous black and red fruits, finishing long and fragrant.\r\nRating: 93+", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Evodia Old Vine Garnacha 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/evodia-old-vine-garnacha-2019/658632", "varietal": "Grenache", "location": "Calatayud, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$14", "notes": "This 100% Garnacha offers a lovely perfume of spice box, mineral, and wild cherry. This perfectly balanced mix of flavors lends itself to an intensely fruity wine with loads of taste, a smooth texture, and a pure, fruit-filled finish.Pairs well with white and red meats roasted or grilled, big game, meat casseroles and stews, complex sauces, foie gras and legumes or blue and cured cheeses.", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "Based on 100% Garnacha, the 2019 Evodia is a killer value that delivers incredible Garnacha flair at a crazy good price. Kirsch, blackberry, acacia flower, violet, and sandalwood notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, seamless, beautifully layered wine with fabulous tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. This is the finest wine at this price point in the world.", "rating": "93"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2019 Evodia is pure Garnacha from old head-pruned vines in the Sierra Santa Cruz in Calatayud. It fermented with around 20% full clusters in concrete and matured mostly in concrete with just 20% of the blend put in used oak barrels for three months. There is a component that matured in concrete egg that I was able to taste separately that seems to bring a touch of freshness to the final blend, something welcomed in a warm year like 2019, which seems like a fresher version of 2017, when the wines achieved quite good ripeness. The nose opens up nicely in the glass and is quite aromatic and floral, exuberant, with a heady touch of ripe fruit. It's young and tasty, tender and pleasant to drink, with a forward personality. A real bargain. I hope there are more wines like this in Aragon, where the wealth of Garnacha vineyards would make it possible quite easily. Rating: 90+", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "OZV Old Vine Zinfandel 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/ozv-old-vine-zinfandel-2020/989059", "varietal": "Zinfandel", "location": "Lodi, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$13", "notes": "A deep ruby color with abundant flavors of dark fruit. Ripe notes of blackberry and plum are coated with baking spice and vanilla. Full bodied with medium tannins.\nBlend: 85% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "An earthy, doughy aroma shows how fresh this wine is, before revealing layered, indulgent flavors of raspberry syrup, blackberry jam and dark chocolate that coat the mouth. With a full body, smooth texture and lingering finish, it's easy to love.Best Buy", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Bonanza by Chuck Wagner California Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 4", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/bonanza-by-chuck-wagner-california-cabernet-sauvignon-lot-4/762398", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$23", "notes": "A plum purple color with crimson highlights, Lot 4 opens with a serious nose - underlying dark fruits are overlaid with soft leather, cassis, unsweetened chocolate and the subtle scent of smoke drifting from an open grill. Entry on the palate features intense but elegantly smooth tannins, which then recede as ripe berries grab attention. Hints of vanilla and blueberry playfully mingle, leading into a long, dry finish that returns to a serious note, with tannins that are luxuriously fine.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur Echezeaux Grand Cru 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/domaine-gros-frere-et-soeur-echezeaux-grand-cru-2019/976313", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Flagey-Echezeaux, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$249", "notes": "", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Famille Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/famille-perrin-reserve-cotes-du-rhone-rouge-2018/657744", "varietal": "Rhone Red Blends", "location": "Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$12", "notes": "Pretty deep color. The nose offers a beautiful aromatic complexity, marked by Grenache and a hint of black currant brought by the ripe Syrah. On the palate, it shows complexity with tannins still present, but with finesse and elegance, and a beautiful freshness.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/juggernaut-hillside-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/776679", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$23", "notes": "French oak beautifully transforms intense hillside fruit into a wine with uncommon richness and smooth, luxurious texture. Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet is a wine that is fierce, brave, and delicious.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The 2019 Juggernaut Hillside Cab is well-built, decisive, and delicious. TASTING NOTES This wine sails onto the palate with flavors of black fruit, oak, licorice, and savory spices. (Tasted: July 27, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "French oak beautifully transforms intense hillside fruit into a wine with uncommon richness and smooth, luxurious texture. Juggernaut hillside Cabernet is a wine that is fierce, brave and delicious.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Ornellaia Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/ornellaia-le-volte-dellornellaia-2019/613736", "varietal": "Tuscan Blends", "location": "Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.5", "price": "$34", "notes": "2019 gives us a Le Volte dell\u2019Ornellaia with great balance and expressivity. With its bright ruby-red color, intense scents of red berries and rose petals are clearly distinguishable on the nose, while on the palate the taste is full-bodied and enveloping, characterized by dense tannins and a vibrant acidity which make this a highly pleasant and enjoyable wine.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "This is very Mediterranean in character with sage and rosemary to the blackberry and tar aromas. It\u2019s medium-to full-bodied with medium, chewy tannins and a savory finish. Black-pepper undertones with cloves. Drink now.", "rating": "91"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "Rosemary, sage and underbrush on the attack. Tight, extremely spicy, this feels full of freshly cut herbs with touches of earth. A cold start to the season meant late budding then a hot season later, giving an opulence in the final glass. This is bottled a year earlier than the others two reds, and is a little more open. Blending takes place after ageing, with ageing in a mix of oak barrels and cement.Drinking Window 2022 - 2030", "rating": "90"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "The 2019 Le Volte shows good freshness in its flavors of tangy cherry and crunchy blackberry. Hints of smoke and savory herbs lend complexity to the lively fruit tones.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "J Vineyards California Pinot Noir 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/j-vineyards-california-pinot-noir-2019/640739", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$24", "notes": "Beautifully aromatic with appealing depth on the palate, this Multi-Appellation Pinot Noir offers a smooth, fruit-forward sip. This silky wine opens with fruit notes of black cherry, blueberry and blackberry jam, which blends seamlessly with earthy and spicy hints of forest floor, lavender, freshly-ground coffee beans and clove. Well-textured acidity, fine tannins and suggestions of dark toast give the palate depth and complexity before a lingering finish highlighted by fruit notes.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Vinos de Arganza Lagar de Robla Premium Mencia 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/vinos-de-arganza-lagar-de-robla-premium-mencia-2016/560094", "varietal": "Mencia", "location": "Bierzo, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14", "price": "$12", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Fully ripe blackberry aromas suggest raisin and prune without seeming overly heavy. A lively palate is full but not jammy, while this Menc\u00eda from a stellar vintage tastes of blackberry, black plum and cassis. Dark-fruit flavors persist on a rich finish alongside notes of prune and chocolate. Drink through 2022.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Black Kite Sierra Mar Pinot Noir 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/black-kite-sierra-mar-pinot-noir-2015/515071", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.3", "price": "$61", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "There's a compelling mix of sweeter fruit and dry earth on the nose of this bottling, with strawberry compote and rusty rock aromas along with a vanilla-laced brioche. The palate loses the ripe fruit a bit, instead showing tighter and fresh flavors of black raspberry with anise, white pepper and sagebrush, proving quite sleek and restrained in style.", "rating": "92"}]}
{"name": "Decoy Pinot Noir 2020", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/decoy-pinot-noir-2020/888327", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "13.9", "price": "$27", "notes": "This vibrant Pinot Noir embodies its cool-climate roots with enticing aromas of wild strawberry, Bing cherry and plum, as well as subtle undertones of dried herb, forest floor, sweet vanilla and baking spices. On the palate, the lush red berry flavors are framed by smooth, refined tannins and a silky texture, with a tantalizing hint of bright acidity lingering on the long, focused finish.", "reviews": []}
{"name": "Chateau Montrose 2009", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/chateau-montrose-2009/126987", "varietal": "Bordeaux Red Blends", "location": "St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "12.5", "price": "$368", "notes": "Deep and dense, dark color with dark ruby tints. The nose is complex with morello, core of cherry and blackberry. It delivers notes of citron and spices (saffron). Aromas of redcurrant, cassis, morello, cocoa and liquorice develop on the palate. Supple and long-lasting finish on neat, coated and very precise tannins. Complex, balanced and harmonious wine. The tasting reveals very homogeneous, soft and silky. Incredibly long finish.\nBlend: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "Hallelujah\u2014what a glorious nose! The deep garnet colored 2009 Montrose features beautiful Black Forest cake, licorice, cr\u00e8me de cassis and warm blueberries scents with hints of charcoal, truffles, tapenade and menthol plus a waft of star anise. The palate is full-bodied, rich, super concentrated and yet superbly harmonious with a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "James Suckling", "review": "For the very ripe vintage this has a herbal and wet earth nose that's very cool. Then on the palate there\u2019s a ton of ripe cassis, polished fine tannins and a tremendous freshness powering the very long dry finish. One of the stars of the vintage that's just beginning to enter its best form. This is normally a perfect wine but perhaps not a perfect bottle? Drink or hold.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Decanter", "review": "The 2009 Montrose shows elegant, rich, well-placed fruit, full of generosity. It's silky and velvety in texture, with good freshness despite the exoticism of the fruit structure, with black pepper and garrigue edging. The tannins are still pretty biting and the acidity is higher than many in 2009. Settling in for the long haul, this is without doubt a Montrose that has form and future.", "rating": "98"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A bit of a brute, with a very chewy bittersweet ganache, tobacco and roasted fig core splayed open right now by a dagger of roasted apple wood, allspice and cedar. Long and dense through the finish, with a strong singed iron edge. The stuffing is certainly there, but this will take a while to come together as it's running unbridled right now. Proves you can still get classic old-school Bordeaux.", "rating": "97"}, {"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "Enormous tannins, dominant black fruit and a solid, dense structure. The wine, packed with dark fruits, dry tannins, very firm in character. With its huge tannins as well as fruit, this is a wine that really needs many years of aging.\r\n\r\nCellar Selection", "rating": "96"}]}
{"name": "Pina Napa Valley Firehouse Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2016", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/pina-napa-valley-firehouse-vineyard-rutherford-cabernet-sauvignon-2016/877468", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Rutherford, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.8", "price": "$109", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "From a rocky vineyard in Rutherford, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Firehouse Vineyard is a regal, majestic Cabernet that has beautiful notes of cr\u00e8me de cassis, black raspberries, and toasted spices, with an almost mountain fruit-like quality in its aromatics as well as its structure and texture on the palate. Medium to full-bodied, seamlessly constructed, tannic and backward, yet also perfectly balanced, do your best to hide bottles for 4-5 years and it should cruise over the following two decades", "rating": "96"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "One-hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 68% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Firehouse Vineyard is deep garnet-purple in color and offers up exuberant cr\u00e8me de cassis, stewed plums and blueberry compote notes with touches of dark chocolate, star anise, pencil lead and menthol. Full-bodied and beautifully structured with firm grainy tannins and seamless freshness, it packs in the muscular fruit, finishing on a long-lasting earthy note.", "rating": "93"}]}
{"name": "Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/smith-and-hook-cabernet-sauvignon-2019/748751", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Central Coast, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.8", "price": "$25", "notes": "Vibrant aromas of dark fruit and black currant with hints of sweet spice and toasty oak. Full-bodied and full of flavor with a round viscous mouthfeel backed with concentrated tannic structure carry through to a smooth finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "This bottling starts with approachable aromas of boysenberry, elderberry, purple flowers and a hint of thyme. The palate is polished and smoothly textured, yet complex in flavors, with savory smoked spice, roasted red-fruit and fennel-pollen elements working together. Editors' Choice", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Nice for the price, this wine has a hint of herb to go along with dark plum and plum-skin flavors well-framed by oak. Its texture is sleek and dry, a great pair with a medium rare smashburger.", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Hartford Court Land's Edge Pinot Noir 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/hartford-court-lands-edge-pinot-noir-2018/780109", "varietal": "Pinot Noir", "location": "Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.6", "price": "$49", "notes": "The 2018 Land's Edge Pinot Noir leads with aromas of red and black cherry, pomegranate, and dried rose petals. The layered flavors of dark berries, plum, and licorice lead to a mid-palate with an elegant and polished texture. The wine ends with a lingering mocha and mineral finish.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Enthusiast", "review": "From two vineyard sites just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, this wine is juicy in cranberry and pomegranate. Lifted accents of white pepper, orange peel and rose add complexity and nuance to the robust frame.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2018 Pinot Noir Land's Edge Vineyards is another Sonoma Coast release from this great producer. Medium ruby/purple-hued, with an exotic bouquet of black cherries, blueberries, candied violets, and flowery incense, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, a juicy, racy mouthfeel, supple tannins, and a great finish. It will benefit from a year in bottle and drink brilliantly through at least 2030.", "rating": "95"}, {"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "A refined and minerally style, with lithe acidity supporting well-knit flavors of cherry and raspberry. The plush finish lingers with creamy accents and plenty of spicy and toasty notes. Drink now through 2026.\u00a0", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The 2018 Pinot Noir Land\u2019s Edge Vineyards was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels, 31% new. Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, it bursts from the glass with bold expressions of black cherries, mulberries and wild blueberries plus suggestions of tobacco leaf, fragrant earth and lilacs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with freshly crushed red and blue fruits, supported by grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing on a lingering mineral note.", "rating": "92"}, {"author": "Wine & Spirits", "review": "Oak enriches this wine\u00e2??s creamy texture and provides the base notes while the fruit shimmers on top. It\u00e2??s a powerful pinot with enough brisk structure and high-toned fruit to carry all the richness.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "Sine Qua Non Eleven Confession Grenache E 2015", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/sine-qua-non-eleven-confession-grenache-e-2015/548633", "varietal": "Grenache", "location": "California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "0", "price": "$559", "notes": "", "reviews": [{"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "This is a single-vineyard Grenache-dominated, barrel-selection blend coming from the Eleven Confessions Estate vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills. It bears Elaine Krankl\u2019s initial and a portrait Manfred made of Elaine on the label. The blend is 82% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 5% Petite Syrah and 1% Viognier, and 56% was fermented using whole clusters. It was aged for around 38 months in French oak, 28% new.\r\n\r\nDeep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Grenache E slides beguilingly out of the glass with a powerfully evocative, earthy/meaty nose of wood smoke, grilled meats, fragrant soil, truffles and iron ore with a core of kirsch, blackberry pie, Black Forest cake and aniseed plus touches of wild sage, rose hip tea and Indian spices. The palate is full-bodied, surprisingly muscular and built like a brick house with an unbelievable structure of very fine, densely pixilated tannins supporting the generous, multi-faceted layers, finishing with epic length, jaw-dropping texture and tons of cerebral mineral and spice nuances. WOW! 900 cases, 228 magnums and 30 double magnums were made.", "rating": "100"}, {"author": "Jeb Dunnuck", "review": "The 2015 Grenache E comes all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard and spent a whopping 38 months in 28% new French oak, with the balance in used barrels of varying sizes. An incredible effort that offers complex notes of cured meats, graphite, ground white and black pepper, flowers, and cassis, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannins, and a purity level that\u2019s just about off the charts. Showing the concentrated, powerful, structured style of the vintage, give bottles 3-4 years in the cellar and enjoy over the following decade or more. Rating: 98+", "rating": "98"}]}
{"name": "Rombauer El Dorado Twin Rivers Zinfandel 2019", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/rombauer-el-dorado-twin-rivers-zinfandel-2019/782163", "varietal": "Zinfandel", "location": "El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "15.9", "price": "$52", "notes": "This wine is ruby red with a bright hue, with aromas of bright blackberry, black cherry, and briar notes. The aromas are echoed on the palate along with expansive and dense flavors of baking spices, vanilla, and dried florals. The ripe tannins frame the palate and provide a balanced texture to give the wine structure and roundness.", "reviews": [{"author": "Wilfred Wong of Wine.com", "review": "COMMENTARY: The Rombauer Vineyards Twin Rivers Zinfandel has been solid and consistent through the years. The 2019 vintage shows up as expected. TASTING NOTES: This full bodied wine packs an elevated palate. Enjoy its aromas and flavors of blackberries with grilled baby back ribs and a brown sugar-accented sauce. (Tasted: September 7, 2021, San Francisco, CA)", "rating": "90"}]}
{"name": "Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/stags-leap-wine-cellars-cask-23-cabernet-sauvignon-2018/782267", "varietal": "Cabernet Sauvignon", "location": "Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$305", "notes": "The 2018 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and dark fruit of S.L.V. The wine opens with complex and expressive aromas of dark fruits, currants and figs along with hints of floral spice, sandalwood and wet stone. The wine has a vibrant taste and texture with the winery\u2019s classic \u201cPeacock\u2019s Tail\u201d that expands in the mouth and leads to a lingering aftertaste and finish. Enjoy this CASK 23 with chicken marsala, grilled flank steak with plum salsa, or spiced duck breast with wilted arugula risotto.Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon", "reviews": [{"author": "Wine Spectator", "review": "Delivers a lot to like, with a violet thread amid a mix of cassis, plum reduction and blackberry puree flavors, all stitched with light alder, singed vanilla and tobacco notes. Features very light iron and cassis bush notes that curl around the finish, adding subtle tension to the seductive, friendly fruit. Very suave. Best from 2024 through 2040.", "rating": "95"}]}
{"name": "Tolaini Al Passo Toscana 2017", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/tolaini-al-passo-toscana-2017/703781", "varietal": "Tuscan Blends", "location": "Tuscany, Italy", "alcohol_volume": "750ML", "alcohol_percent": "14.5", "price": "$27", "notes": "Spicy notes of oak rise above distinct aromas of cherry and berry. The palate has a backbone of Sangiovese, a roundness of Merlot and enhanced body from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit purity and varietal signatures are testament to the meticulous care given to the vines.", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "A beautiful, ripe wine, offering plums and chocolate, as well as tile and walnuts. It\u2019s full and layered with beautiful fruit and caressing tannins. Rock on.", "rating": "94"}, {"author": "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate", "review": "The Tolaini 2017 Al Passo is always an ambitious wine that takes the best of the grapes in its blend: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Each give freshness, structure and textural fiber. Al Passo opens to dark berry fruit and plum, with spice, tobacco and tilled earth. This is a well-priced wine that promises lots of pairings, especially out of a Tuscan cookbook.", "rating": "91"}]}
{"name": "R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva (375ML half-bottle) 2008", "url": "https://www.wine.com//product/r-lopez-de-heredia-rioja-vina-tondonia-reserva-375ml-half-bottle-2008/728852", "varietal": "Tempranillo", "location": "Rioja, Spain", "alcohol_volume": "375ML", "alcohol_percent": "13", "price": "$29", "notes": "Vibrant red leading slightly towards amber. Light fresh texture with notes of vanilla and dried berry aromas. Rich, very dry, smooth, developed. Firm tannins and good balance.Blend: 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 10% Graciano and Manzuelo", "reviews": [{"author": "James Suckling", "review": "Lots of dried fruit with plum, light raisin, chocolate and toasted oak. Some