Recent Ratings and Reviews

  • Ripe and pure, featuring cherry, blackberry, raspberry, mineral and light toast notes. Balanced and intense, playing out on the long, mouthwatering finish. Best from 2019 through 2032.

    Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru Clos des Myglands 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points / Top 100 Wines of 2017 - #83

    Ripe and pure, featuring cherry, blackberry, raspberry, mineral and light toast notes. Balanced and intense, playing out on the long, mouthwatering finish. Best from 2019 through 2032.

  • Licorice, menthol, red berry and clove aromas carry over to the taut palate along with a tobacco note. Tightly wound fine-grained tannins provide firm support. Drink 20192027.

    Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Tradizione DOCG 2012 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points

    Licorice, menthol, red berry and clove aromas carry over to the taut palate along with a tobacco note. Tightly wound fine-grained tannins provide firm support. Drink 20192027.

  • This venerable Alsace producer makes a wide range of white wines, yet its best-known wine is also its most affordable. Hugels Gentil revives a reportedly ancient Alsatian tradition in which wines blended from the regions noble grape varieties were known generically as gentil. Hugels modern version,…

    Famille Hugel Gentil 2016 / Food & Wine / 50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust #28

    This venerable Alsace producer makes a wide range of white wines, yet its best-known wine is also its most affordable. Hugels Gentil revives a reportedly ancient Alsatian tradition in which wines blended from the regions noble grape varieties were known generically as gentil. Hugels modern version,…

  • A lively, fruity style, offering lemon, floral, sweet spice and toast aromas and flavors. Balanced and elegant, finishing with a crisp profile. Best from 2019 through 2028.

    Domaine Faiveley Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Gains 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points

    A lively, fruity style, offering lemon, floral, sweet spice and toast aromas and flavors. Balanced and elegant, finishing with a crisp profile. Best from 2019 through 2028.

  • Packed with bright cherry, blackberry, graphite and smoke flavors, this racy and elegant red dazzles, yet stays focused and firm. The finish is still slightly austere, but the sweet fruit returns for balance and harmony. Best from 2019 through 2032.

    Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge La Framboisiere 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points

    Packed with bright cherry, blackberry, graphite and smoke flavors, this racy and elegant red dazzles, yet stays focused and firm. The finish is still slightly austere, but the sweet fruit returns for balance and harmony. Best from 2019 through 2032.

  • Ripe and pure, featuring cherry, blackberry, raspberry, mineral and light toast notes. Balanced and intense, playing out on the long, mouthwatering finish. Best from 2019 through 2032.

    Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru Clos des Myglands 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points

    Ripe and pure, featuring cherry, blackberry, raspberry, mineral and light toast notes. Balanced and intense, playing out on the long, mouthwatering finish. Best from 2019 through 2032.

  • This is spicy, boasting vanilla, nutmeg, clove and butterscotch flavors, with lemon and apple notes underneath. Elegant and lean, echoing the spiciness on the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2028.

    Domaine Faiveley Puligny Montrachet AC 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points

    This is spicy, boasting vanilla, nutmeg, clove and butterscotch flavors, with lemon and apple notes underneath. Elegant and lean, echoing the spiciness on the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2028.

  • This is immediately appealing for its juicy cherry and berry fruit, with mineral and earth accents and a long, smoky finish. Firm and vibrant. Drink now through 2023.

    Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points

    This is immediately appealing for its juicy cherry and berry fruit, with mineral and earth accents and a long, smoky finish. Firm and vibrant. Drink now through 2023.

  • A well-knit combination of lemon, butterscotch, vanilla and toast aromas and flavors, supported by a vivid structure. The lasting impression is of butterscotch and oak spice. Fades gracefully on the finish. Drink now through 2020.

    Domaine Faiveley Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points

    A well-knit combination of lemon, butterscotch, vanilla and toast aromas and flavors, supported by a vivid structure. The lasting impression is of butterscotch and oak spice. Fades gracefully on the finish. Drink now through 2020.

  • Offers atypical flavors of lemon, basil and peppery greens. This white stays compact and moderately long. Drink now.

    Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 2015 / Wine Spectator / 87 Points

    Offers atypical flavors of lemon, basil and peppery greens. This white stays compact and moderately long. Drink now.

  • On the crisp side, if refreshing and focused, displaying apple, lemon and white flower flavors. Shows fine length, remaining very clean and sleek overall. Drink now.

    Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Tete d'Or 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points

    On the crisp side, if refreshing and focused, displaying apple, lemon and white flower flavors. Shows fine length, remaining very clean and sleek overall. Drink now.

  • Apple, pear and lanolin notes mark this open white. Picks up a slight chalky sensation on the finish. Delivers intensity and length, with a lingering lemony aftertaste. Drink now through 2021.

    Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points

    Apple, pear and lanolin notes mark this open white. Picks up a slight chalky sensation on the finish. Delivers intensity and length, with a lingering lemony aftertaste. Drink now through 2021.

  • This evokes peach, melon and floral aromas and flavors, with a hint of mineral lurking in the background. Well-proportioned and vivid, showing a lingering citrus and stone aftertaste. Drink now through 2021.

    Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Bougros 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points

    This evokes peach, melon and floral aromas and flavors, with a hint of mineral lurking in the background. Well-proportioned and vivid, showing a lingering citrus and stone aftertaste. Drink now through 2021.

  • Good underlying mineral and a firm structure set the stage for peach, melon, apple and lemon flavors here. Balanced, elegant and long on the finish. Drink now through 2022.

    Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points

    Good underlying mineral and a firm structure set the stage for peach, melon, apple and lemon flavors here. Balanced, elegant and long on the finish. Drink now through 2022.

  • An intense, stony effort, with lemon, apple and mineral flavors etched into the steely frame. Long and tangy, echoing the citrus and mineral accents. Textbook Chablis, but lacks the generosity of the vintage. Drink now through 2023.

    Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points

    An intense, stony effort, with lemon, apple and mineral flavors etched into the steely frame. Long and tangy, echoing the citrus and mineral accents. Textbook Chablis, but lacks the generosity of the vintage. Drink now through 2023.

  • A cool stoniness greets the nose, picking up peach and melon flavors before converging on the tangy, mouthwatering finish. Shows terrific harmony and length. Drink now through 2021.

    Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Milieu 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points

    A cool stoniness greets the nose, picking up peach and melon flavors before converging on the tangy, mouthwatering finish. Shows terrific harmony and length. Drink now through 2021.

  • Though Folonari first became famous for Soave back in the 1970s the company also produces a truly delicious Pinot Grigio that's marked by mouthwatering acidity and bright green-apple flavors.

    Folonari Pinot Grigio IGT 2016 / Food & Wine

    Though Folonari first became famous for Soave back in the 1970s the company also produces a truly delicious Pinot Grigio that's marked by mouthwatering acidity and bright green-apple flavors.

  • Ripe and focused, with cherry paste and plum sauce flavors laced with a red licorice note. Offers a lightly singed vanilla frame on the finish. Drink now through 2019.

    Chateau Mont-Redon Lirac 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points

    Ripe and focused, with cherry paste and plum sauce flavors laced with a red licorice note. Offers a lightly singed vanilla frame on the finish. Drink now through 2019.

  • Ripe and racy, with a delicious beam of red currant and raspberry pte de fruit laced with light anise and singed apple wood notes. A light mineral edge adds length and cut. Drink now through 2019.

    Chateau Mont-Redon Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points

    Ripe and racy, with a delicious beam of red currant and raspberry pte de fruit laced with light anise and singed apple wood notes. A light mineral edge adds length and cut. Drink now through 2019.

  • Key lime, pear and green apple notes form the core here, while light fennel, honeysuckle and quinine accents ripple through the bright, unadorned finish. Drink now through 2022.

    Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points

    Key lime, pear and green apple notes form the core here, while light fennel, honeysuckle and quinine accents ripple through the bright, unadorned finish. Drink now through 2022.

  • This fresh, light- to medium-bodied white is creamy, boasting white peach, apricot and melon fruit, with mineral and floral underpinnings. Spice notes detail the finish. Piquepoul Blanc, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc. Drink now.

    Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Blanc 2016 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points

    This fresh, light- to medium-bodied white is creamy, boasting white peach, apricot and melon fruit, with mineral and floral underpinnings. Spice notes detail the finish. Piquepoul Blanc, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc. Drink now.

  • This concentrated, polished red layers dried raspberry, dark chocolate and baking spice flavors that are supported by a firm acidity. Savory herb and mineral details linger into the chewy finish. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvdre. Drink now through 2022.

    Hecht & Bannier Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2013 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points

    This concentrated, polished red layers dried raspberry, dark chocolate and baking spice flavors that are supported by a firm acidity. Savory herb and mineral details linger into the chewy finish. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvdre. Drink now through 2022.

  • This has some flattering fruit, with lush blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry flavors draping the palate, while velvety structure lets them fan out. Light ganache and alder hints line the finish, but this is on the forward side of the ledger overall. Best from 2025 through 2035.

    Churchills Port Quinta da Gricha 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points

    This has some flattering fruit, with lush blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry flavors draping the palate, while velvety structure lets them fan out. Light ganache and alder hints line the finish, but this is on the forward side of the ledger overall. Best from 2025 through 2035.

  • The wild black currant aroma is intense, backed by flavors of macerated black cherry, oak spice and iron. The tannins are formidable, making this seem relatively closed as the finish lingers. A concentrated red. Best from 2020 through 2034.

    Domaine Jacques Prieur Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 2013 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points

    The wild black currant aroma is intense, backed by flavors of macerated black cherry, oak spice and iron. The tannins are formidable, making this seem relatively closed as the finish lingers. A concentrated red. Best from 2020 through 2034.

  • Medium-bodied, with a supple core of red plum and black cherry flavors and mocha aromas. Spice box and smoky details linger into the moderately tannic finish. Drink now through 2022

    Domaine Labruyere Moulin à Vent Coeur de Terroirs 2015 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points

    Medium-bodied, with a supple core of red plum and black cherry flavors and mocha aromas. Spice box and smoky details linger into the moderately tannic finish. Drink now through 2022

  • A spicy version, boasting vanilla- and clove-studded black cherry. Polished and expressive, with a fine, lingering finish. Best from 2018 through 2027.

    Domaine Faiveley Volnay 1er Cru Fremiets 2012 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points

    A spicy version, boasting vanilla- and clove-studded black cherry. Polished and expressive, with a fine, lingering finish. Best from 2018 through 2027.

  • Silky and harmonious, featuring floral, cherry, raspberry and spice flavors, with a hint of mineral. Impeccably balanced, even at this youthful stage. Lingers nicely on the finish, with an aftertaste of fruit and spice. Best from 2020 through 2038.

    Domaine Faiveley Volnay 1er Cru Fremiets 2013 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points

    Silky and harmonious, featuring floral, cherry, raspberry and spice flavors, with a hint of mineral. Impeccably balanced, even at this youthful stage. Lingers nicely on the finish, with an aftertaste of fruit and spice. Best from 2020 through 2038.

  • Offering a mix of lemon drop, butterscotch, peach and melon flavors, this white is fresh and harmonious. The lingering aftertaste echoes citrus and spice details. Drink now through 2023.

    Domaine Faiveley Puligny Montrachet AC 2014 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points

    Offering a mix of lemon drop, butterscotch, peach and melon flavors, this white is fresh and harmonious. The lingering aftertaste echoes citrus and spice details. Drink now through 2023.

  • An elegant white, boasting lemon, apple and floral flavors, this is harmonious, with well-integrated acidity and a graceful finish. Drink now through 2020.

    Domaine Faiveley Montagny Blanc 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points

    An elegant white, boasting lemon, apple and floral flavors, this is harmonious, with well-integrated acidity and a graceful finish. Drink now through 2020.

  • This dense and succulent red boasts smoky cherry, anise and tar flavors, backed by beefy tannins. Finishes on the lean, sinewy side. Best from 2020 through 2033.

    Domaine Faiveley Echezeaux Grand Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points

    This dense and succulent red boasts smoky cherry, anise and tar flavors, backed by beefy tannins. Finishes on the lean, sinewy side. Best from 2020 through 2033.

  • Sweet spice and ripe peach notes are underlined by a bright structure here, showing accents of anise and citrus. Open and juicy, with moderate length. Drink now through 2020.

    Domaine Faiveley Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2014 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points

    Sweet spice and ripe peach notes are underlined by a bright structure here, showing accents of anise and citrus. Open and juicy, with moderate length. Drink now through 2020.

  • (the varietals are a proprietary secret with fruit from old vines in grand cru vineyards, SRP $305). A whiff of petrol can be found on the ripe aromas of baked apple, brioche and soft floral scents. The exceptionally rich yet powerful flavors possess an almost creamy mid-palate mouth feel despite the…

    Champagne Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 2006 / Burghound / 93 Points

    (the varietals are a proprietary secret with fruit from old vines in grand cru vineyards, SRP $305). A whiff of petrol can be found on the ripe aromas of baked apple, brioche and soft floral scents. The exceptionally rich yet powerful flavors possess an almost creamy mid-palate mouth feel despite the…

  • (65% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay, SRP $130, 9g/L). Mild reduction doesnt completely mask the otherwise pretty nose that combines notes of strawberry, cherry, lemon rind and yeast nuances. There is excellent punch tothe utterly delicious flavors that are supported by a very lively mousse, indeed this…

    Champagne Pol Roger Brut Rosé Vintage 2008 / Burghound / 92 Points

    (65% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay, SRP $130, 9g/L). Mild reduction doesnt completely mask the otherwise pretty nose that combines notes of strawberry, cherry, lemon rind and yeast nuances. There is excellent punch tothe utterly delicious flavors that are supported by a very lively mousse, indeed this…

  • (60% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay, SRP $114, 8 g/L). A fresh, bright and overtly citrusy nose reflects plenty ofyeast and floral characters. There is really lovely vibrancy to the refined and ultra-pure flavors where the supportingeffervescence is equally fine. The lingering and well-balanced finish is…

    Champagne Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2008 / Burghound / 92 Points

    (60% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay, SRP $114, 8 g/L). A fresh, bright and overtly citrusy nose reflects plenty ofyeast and floral characters. There is really lovely vibrancy to the refined and ultra-pure flavors where the supportingeffervescence is equally fine. The lingering and well-balanced finish is…

  • A pretty, elegant and relatively cool nose (and particularly so for the vintage) is comprised by notes of citrus rind, green apple and plenty of yeast and brioche wisps. The 2009 vintage though is more evident on the palate as there is both excellent richness and density to the full-bodied flavors,…

    Champagne Pol Roger Brut Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2009 / Burghound / 91 Points

    A pretty, elegant and relatively cool nose (and particularly so for the vintage) is comprised by notes of citrus rind, green apple and plenty of yeast and brioche wisps. The 2009 vintage though is more evident on the palate as there is both excellent richness and density to the full-bodied flavors,…

  • (33% chardonnay, 33% pinot noir, 33% pinot meunier, SRP $50, 12 g/L). There is plenty of citrus character present on the green apple, floral and discreet spice wisps. There is good verve to the delicious and relatively rich medium weight flavors that are shaped by a moderately firm if not especially…

    Champagne Pol Roger Brut Reserve 'White Foil' NV / Burghound / 90 Points

    (33% chardonnay, 33% pinot noir, 33% pinot meunier, SRP $50, 12 g/L). There is plenty of citrus character present on the green apple, floral and discreet spice wisps. There is good verve to the delicious and relatively rich medium weight flavors that are shaped by a moderately firm if not especially…

  • Classic Rioja aromas of earthy berry, cassis and raisin along with cocoa and dry spice notes announce a ripe wine with complexity. A dense palate with good acidity sets the stage for baked berry, cassis and raisin flavors. This Tempranillo is earthy and smooth on the finish. Drink through 2020.

    El Coto de Rioja Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva Rioja DOCa 2012 / Wine Enthusiast / 91 Points

    Classic Rioja aromas of earthy berry, cassis and raisin along with cocoa and dry spice notes announce a ripe wine with complexity. A dense palate with good acidity sets the stage for baked berry, cassis and raisin flavors. This Tempranillo is earthy and smooth on the finish. Drink through 2020.

  • A sinewy red, with polished tannins framing flavors of blackberry, plum and coffee. Rich but focused, offering notes of floral, graphite and anise that linger into the tannic finish. Drink now through 2020.

    Domaine Labruyere Le Clos du Moulin à Vent 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points

    A sinewy red, with polished tannins framing flavors of blackberry, plum and coffee. Rich but focused, offering notes of floral, graphite and anise that linger into the tannic finish. Drink now through 2020.

  • Black cherry, licorice and red plum flavors are fresh and focused in this light- to medium-bodied red, with floral and ground spice accents dovetailing into the long, lightly tannic finish. Drink now through 2020.

    J. J. Vincent Juliénas 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points

    Black cherry, licorice and red plum flavors are fresh and focused in this light- to medium-bodied red, with floral and ground spice accents dovetailing into the long, lightly tannic finish. Drink now through 2020.

  • This licorice-tinged red offers juicy red plum, black cherry and mocha flavors, bound together by firm, integrated acidity and fleshy tannins. Earl Grey tea and floral accents drive into the mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2022.

    Stephane Aviron Morgon Cote du Py 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points

    This licorice-tinged red offers juicy red plum, black cherry and mocha flavors, bound together by firm, integrated acidity and fleshy tannins. Earl Grey tea and floral accents drive into the mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2022.

  • This light-bodied red offers glazed raspberry, orange peel and currant notes beaming across the palate, with hints of herb, cherry and mineral lingering into the lightly tannic finish. Drink now through 2020.

    Stephane Aviron Fleurie Domaine de la Madrière 2015 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points

    This light-bodied red offers glazed raspberry, orange peel and currant notes beaming across the palate, with hints of herb, cherry and mineral lingering into the lightly tannic finish. Drink now through 2020.

  • Vidal-Fleury ages its wines longer than most other Rhne firms, so don't be concerned that this is a year behind other Tavels on the market. It's the one ros appellation that can handle a bit of bottle age, so this is at its peak. It shows typical Tavel weight and richness, but also savory, almost meaty…

    Vidal-Fleury Tavel Rosé 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points

    Vidal-Fleury ages its wines longer than most other Rhne firms, so don't be concerned that this is a year behind other Tavels on the market. It's the one ros appellation that can handle a bit of bottle age, so this is at its peak. It shows typical Tavel weight and richness, but also savory, almost meaty…

  • This early-drinking Nero d'Avola opens with ripe black-skinned fruit, tilled soil and cooking spice aromas. Straightforward and savory, it delivers black cherry, blackberry and ground pepper flavors alongside round tannins.

    Tenuta Rapitala Campo Reale Sicilia D.O.C. 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 87 Points

    This early-drinking Nero d'Avola opens with ripe black-skinned fruit, tilled soil and cooking spice aromas. Straightforward and savory, it delivers black cherry, blackberry and ground pepper flavors alongside round tannins.

  • This Nero d'Avola opens with ripe plum, black-skinned berry and vanilla aromas. The medium-bodied palate shows blackberry jam, espresso and tobacco flavors while close-grained tannins give the finish grip. Drink 2018-2022

    Tenuta Rapitala Alto Nero d'Avola Sicilia D.O.C. 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points

    This Nero d'Avola opens with ripe plum, black-skinned berry and vanilla aromas. The medium-bodied palate shows blackberry jam, espresso and tobacco flavors while close-grained tannins give the finish grip. Drink 2018-2022

  • Interest is stirred right away by tarry aromas of wild berry fruits and rooty spices. The solid palate is creamy while also showing its teeth. Toasty, spicy baked-berry flavors are integrated and finish long and dry, with a touch of latent oak. Drink at any point through 2032.

    El Coto de Rioja Coto de Imaz Rioja Gran Reserva DOCa 2010 / Wine Enthusiast / 92 Points

    Interest is stirred right away by tarry aromas of wild berry fruits and rooty spices. The solid palate is creamy while also showing its teeth. Toasty, spicy baked-berry flavors are integrated and finish long and dry, with a touch of latent oak. Drink at any point through 2032.

  • Aromas of peach pit, apricot and melon are basic but a little mealy. A chunky palate seems soft due to waning acidity. Flavors of melon and papaya finish slightly flat and bitter. Drink immediately.

    El Coto de Rioja Rosé Rioja DOCa 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 86 Points / Best Buy

    Aromas of peach pit, apricot and melon are basic but a little mealy. A chunky palate seems soft due to waning acidity. Flavors of melon and papaya finish slightly flat and bitter. Drink immediately.

  • Black-skinned fruit, iris, espresso, dark spice and a balsamic note all meld together in the glass along with a whiff of chopped herb. The firmly structured palate doles out ripe black cherry, raspberry jam, toast, roasted coffee bean and a hint of oak-driven spice alongside fine-grained tannins.

    Marchesi di Barolo Sarmassa Barolo DOCG 2013 / Wine Enthusiast / 93 Points

    Black-skinned fruit, iris, espresso, dark spice and a balsamic note all meld together in the glass along with a whiff of chopped herb. The firmly structured palate doles out ripe black cherry, raspberry jam, toast, roasted coffee bean and a hint of oak-driven spice alongside fine-grained tannins.

  • Tight and focused, this opens with aromas of wild berry, red rose, culinary spice and a whisper of menthol. Chiseled and austere, the palate offers sour cherry, pomegranate, white pepper and a hint of anise. Youthfully assertive fine-grained tannins and bright acidity provide the framework. Give it…

    Marchesi di Barolo Cannubi Barolo DOCG 2013 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points

    Tight and focused, this opens with aromas of wild berry, red rose, culinary spice and a whisper of menthol. Chiseled and austere, the palate offers sour cherry, pomegranate, white pepper and a hint of anise. Youthfully assertive fine-grained tannins and bright acidity provide the framework. Give it…

  • White flower, orchard fruit and banana aromas lead the nose while the vibrant palate doles out white peach, Bartlett pear, citrus and saline flavors. Tangy acidity provides loads of freshness.

    Tenuta Rapitala Grillo Sicilia D.O.C. 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points

    White flower, orchard fruit and banana aromas lead the nose while the vibrant palate doles out white peach, Bartlett pear, citrus and saline flavors. Tangy acidity provides loads of freshness.

  • This opens with aromas of ripe black plum, resin and nutmeg. The concentrated palate delivers mature blackberry, clove and chocolate framed in polished tannins. A licorice note signals the close. Drink through 2020.

    Le Ragose Marta Galli Amarone Classico DOC 2007 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points

    This opens with aromas of ripe black plum, resin and nutmeg. The concentrated palate delivers mature blackberry, clove and chocolate framed in polished tannins. A licorice note signals the close. Drink through 2020.

  • Vidal-Fleury ages its wines longer than most other Rhne firms, so don't be concerned that this is a year behind other Tavels on the market. It's the one ros appellation that can handle a bit of bottle age, so this is at its peak. It shows typical Tavel weight and richness, but also savory, almost meaty…

    Vidal-Fleury Tavel Rosé 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points

    Vidal-Fleury ages its wines longer than most other Rhne firms, so don't be concerned that this is a year behind other Tavels on the market. It's the one ros appellation that can handle a bit of bottle age, so this is at its peak. It shows typical Tavel weight and richness, but also savory, almost meaty…

  • Lightly orange pink in color, this ripe wine has the attractive perfumed character of Mourvdre that dominates the blend. It has ripe orange and spice flavors as well as red-currant fruitiness. With its structure, the wine is full, ripe and could well age further. Drink now and until 2019.

    Hecht & Bannier Bandol Rosé 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points

    Lightly orange pink in color, this ripe wine has the attractive perfumed character of Mourvdre that dominates the blend. It has ripe orange and spice flavors as well as red-currant fruitiness. With its structure, the wine is full, ripe and could well age further. Drink now and until 2019.

  • The blend of old-vine Cinsault with Mourvdre has produced a dense wonderfully perfumed wine. Rich in tannins, it also shows great black fruits and equally great concentration. This is a powerful wine that will be ready from 2018.

    Hecht & Bannier Bandol 2012 / Wine Enthusiast / 92 Points

    The blend of old-vine Cinsault with Mourvdre has produced a dense wonderfully perfumed wine. Rich in tannins, it also shows great black fruits and equally great concentration. This is a powerful wine that will be ready from 2018.

  • Made in a deliberately moderate-alcohol style, this is a medium-bodied wine with no bells or whistles. Leafy notes hint at fresh greens, while the flavors are more green fig and white grapefruit. Drink now for zesty refreshment.

    Hewitson Lu Lu Sauvignon Blanc 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points

    Made in a deliberately moderate-alcohol style, this is a medium-bodied wine with no bells or whistles. Leafy notes hint at fresh greens, while the flavors are more green fig and white grapefruit. Drink now for zesty refreshment.

  • Beautifully rich, this wine is ripe and full of concentrated fruit. It's generous and full bodied, while retaining tight acidity and minerality. Juicy white fruit flavor shows strongly, allied to the still-very-young acidity and texture, suggesting long life ahead. Drink from 2022.

    Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 95 Points / Cellar Selection

    Beautifully rich, this wine is ripe and full of concentrated fruit. It's generous and full bodied, while retaining tight acidity and minerality. Juicy white fruit flavor shows strongly, allied to the still-very-young acidity and texture, suggesting long life ahead. Drink from 2022.

  • Monte de Tonnerre is considered one of the richest premier crus in Chablis, and this wine lives up to that reputation. It's ripe and full of yellow fruit, while maintaining its acidity and tight texture. Still young, its intense fruit and crispness will allow it to age for many years. Drink from 2019.

    Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 93 Points

    Monte de Tonnerre is considered one of the richest premier crus in Chablis, and this wine lives up to that reputation. It's ripe and full of yellow fruit, while maintaining its acidity and tight texture. Still young, its intense fruit and crispness will allow it to age for many years. Drink from 2019.

  • From just south of the run of Grand Cru vineyards, this wine is ripe full of sun as well as acidity. Juicy with swathes of lemon and crisp green apple fruit, it's textured, tight and likely to age well. The estate has been owned by Nuits-St.-Georges-based Domaine Faiveley since 2014. Drink from 2020.

    Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Milieu 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 94 Points / Cellar Selection

    From just south of the run of Grand Cru vineyards, this wine is ripe full of sun as well as acidity. Juicy with swathes of lemon and crisp green apple fruit, it's textured, tight and likely to age well. The estate has been owned by Nuits-St.-Georges-based Domaine Faiveley since 2014. Drink from 2020.

  • This wine is rounded, rich and full of ripe fruit. Its wood flavors, giving spice and vanilla, are a backdrop to the generous apricot and pear flavors and good acidity. Drink this wine from 2022.

    Domaine Faiveley Meursault 1er Cru Blagny 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 93 Points

    This wine is rounded, rich and full of ripe fruit. Its wood flavors, giving spice and vanilla, are a backdrop to the generous apricot and pear flavors and good acidity. Drink this wine from 2022.

  • Ripe, fruity and balanced, this has the potential to be a delicious, not-too-concentrated wine. Acidity and some dry tannins give the wine a firm character that is balanced by the fragrant berry fruits. Drink from 2026.

    Churchills Port Quinta da Gricha 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 94 Points

    Ripe, fruity and balanced, this has the potential to be a delicious, not-too-concentrated wine. Acidity and some dry tannins give the wine a firm character that is balanced by the fragrant berry fruits. Drink from 2026.

  • The old-vines Linda vineyard Malbec is a particular wine, one that shows a high herbal, almost weedy nose that's heavy with tomato leaf. This is choppy and bumpy on the palate. Spicy red-berry and tomato flavors finish with pulling tannins and a lasting herbal character.

    La Linda Malbec 2014 / Wine Enthusiast / 87 Points

    The old-vines Linda vineyard Malbec is a particular wine, one that shows a high herbal, almost weedy nose that's heavy with tomato leaf. This is choppy and bumpy on the palate. Spicy red-berry and tomato flavors finish with pulling tannins and a lasting herbal character.

  • This copper-colored ros is based on 85% Pinot Gris and 15% Syrah. It smells of dried apricot and cantaloupe, while the palate feels fleshy and round. Moderately complex flavors of salt water and stone fruits finish full.

    Luigi Bosca Rosé 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 87 Points

    This copper-colored ros is based on 85% Pinot Gris and 15% Syrah. It smells of dried apricot and cantaloupe, while the palate feels fleshy and round. Moderately complex flavors of salt water and stone fruits finish full.

  • Slightly baked aromas of raisin, blackberry and caramel are deep and dense more than bright. This Malbec blend is well built, with spicy flavors of berry fruits and cocoa. The oak on the finish is toasty and leads to dryness and a sense of fineness. Drink through 2023.

    Luigi Bosca Gala 1 2014 / Wine Enthusiast / 92 Points

    Slightly baked aromas of raisin, blackberry and caramel are deep and dense more than bright. This Malbec blend is well built, with spicy flavors of berry fruits and cocoa. The oak on the finish is toasty and leads to dryness and a sense of fineness. Drink through 2023.

  • Red berry, iris, chopped herb and culinary spice aromas come together in the glass. The round approachable palate offers mature cherry, raspberry, pipe tobacco and star anise framed in lithe tannins. Drink through 2023.

    Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2011 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points

    Red berry, iris, chopped herb and culinary spice aromas come together in the glass. The round approachable palate offers mature cherry, raspberry, pipe tobacco and star anise framed in lithe tannins. Drink through 2023.

  • Pol Roger's 2008 Brut Vintage is bright and energetic, but also tightly wound and not fully expressive today. There is good energy to the orchard fruit and citrus driven flavors, not to mention plenty of acid-driven persistence. I would prefer to cellar the 2008 for at least a year or two to see what…

    Champagne Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2008 / Vinous / 90 Points

    Pol Roger's 2008 Brut Vintage is bright and energetic, but also tightly wound and not fully expressive today. There is good energy to the orchard fruit and citrus driven flavors, not to mention plenty of acid-driven persistence. I would prefer to cellar the 2008 for at least a year or two to see what…

  • A rich style, until the firm structure of vibrant acidity and dusty tannins reveals itself, supporting plenty of cherry, black currant, tobacco and mineral flavors. The essence of black currant lingers on an ethereal frame. Best from 2023 through 2042

    Domaine Armand Rousseau Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 97 Points

    A rich style, until the firm structure of vibrant acidity and dusty tannins reveals itself, supporting plenty of cherry, black currant, tobacco and mineral flavors. The essence of black currant lingers on an ethereal frame. Best from 2023 through 2042

  • A core of cherry and strawberry flavors lurks beneath the floral and vegetal notes in this racy red. The oak is beautifully integrated, and this is layered through the long, spice-tinged aftertaste.Best from 2022 through 2040.

    Domaine Armand Rousseau Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru Clos de Ruchottes 2014 / Wine Spectator / 96 Points

    A core of cherry and strawberry flavors lurks beneath the floral and vegetal notes in this racy red. The oak is beautifully integrated, and this is layered through the long, spice-tinged aftertaste.Best from 2022 through 2040.

  • Towering cherry, raspberry, wild herb and mineral flavors are the hallmarks of this red, which possesses terrific energy and concentration on a slim frame. The fruit-, mineral- and spice-filled finish goes on and on, with an aerial component that drives the complex aftertaste. Best from 2023 through…

    Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 97 Points

    Towering cherry, raspberry, wild herb and mineral flavors are the hallmarks of this red, which possesses terrific energy and concentration on a slim frame. The fruit-, mineral- and spice-filled finish goes on and on, with an aerial component that drives the complex aftertaste. Best from 2023 through…

  • Dusty cherry, currant and leafy underbrush notes are the highlights of this tightly wound red, which is not giving much today, yet there is a center of sweet berry fruit. Fine, resonant and fresh aftertaste, with refined tannins. Best from 2022 through 2040.

    Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 96 Points

    Dusty cherry, currant and leafy underbrush notes are the highlights of this tightly wound red, which is not giving much today, yet there is a center of sweet berry fruit. Fine, resonant and fresh aftertaste, with refined tannins. Best from 2022 through 2040.

  • Powerful and lush, with cherry, rose and vegetal elements that are quickly encased in serious tannins, this is monolithic today and just hinting at its full potential, with a finish that keeps coming in waves. Best from 2023 through 2045.

    Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Grand Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 98 Points

    Powerful and lush, with cherry, rose and vegetal elements that are quickly encased in serious tannins, this is monolithic today and just hinting at its full potential, with a finish that keeps coming in waves. Best from 2023 through 2045.

Links Item / Publication / Rating Review Date

Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015 / Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 / 90 Points / Silver Medal Deep, rich and forest berries. 2017.11.21

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru Clos des Myglands 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points / Top 100 Wines of 2017 - #83 Ripe and pure, featuring cherry, blackberry, raspberry, mineral and light toast notes. Balanced and intense, playing out on the long, mouthwatering finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. 2017.11.21

Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Tradizione DOCG 2012 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points Licorice, menthol, red berry and clove aromas carry over to the taut palate along with a tobacco note. Tightly wound fine-grained tannins provide firm support. Drink 20192027. 2017.11.17

Famille Hugel Gentil 2016 / Food & Wine / 50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust #28 This venerable Alsace producer makes a wide range of white wines, yet its best-known wine is also its most affordable. Hugels Gentil revives a reportedly ancient Alsatian tradition in which wines blended from the regions noble grape varieties were known generically as gentil. Hugels modern version,… 2017.11.17

Domaine Faiveley Monthelie 1er Cru Champs Fulliots 2015 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points This red is balanced, open and enjoyable now, showing plenty of ripe cherry flavors, with touches of earth and spice. Drink now through 2020. 2017.11.17

Domaine Faiveley Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Gains 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points A lively, fruity style, offering lemon, floral, sweet spice and toast aromas and flavors. Balanced and elegant, finishing with a crisp profile. Best from 2019 through 2028. 2017.11.17

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge La Framboisiere 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points Packed with bright cherry, blackberry, graphite and smoke flavors, this racy and elegant red dazzles, yet stays focused and firm. The finish is still slightly austere, but the sweet fruit returns for balance and harmony. Best from 2019 through 2032. 2017.11.17

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru Clos des Myglands 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points Ripe and pure, featuring cherry, blackberry, raspberry, mineral and light toast notes. Balanced and intense, playing out on the long, mouthwatering finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. 2017.11.17

Domaine Faiveley Puligny Montrachet AC 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points This is spicy, boasting vanilla, nutmeg, clove and butterscotch flavors, with lemon and apple notes underneath. Elegant and lean, echoing the spiciness on the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2028. 2017.11.17

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points This is immediately appealing for its juicy cherry and berry fruit, with mineral and earth accents and a long, smoky finish. Firm and vibrant. Drink now through 2023. 2017.11.17

Domaine Faiveley Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points A well-knit combination of lemon, butterscotch, vanilla and toast aromas and flavors, supported by a vivid structure. The lasting impression is of butterscotch and oak spice. Fades gracefully on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 2017.11.17

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 2015 / Wine Spectator / 87 Points Offers atypical flavors of lemon, basil and peppery greens. This white stays compact and moderately long. Drink now. 2017.11.17

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Tete d'Or 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points On the crisp side, if refreshing and focused, displaying apple, lemon and white flower flavors. Shows fine length, remaining very clean and sleek overall. Drink now. 2017.11.17

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points Apple, pear and lanolin notes mark this open white. Picks up a slight chalky sensation on the finish. Delivers intensity and length, with a lingering lemony aftertaste. Drink now through 2021. 2017.11.17

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Bougros 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points This evokes peach, melon and floral aromas and flavors, with a hint of mineral lurking in the background. Well-proportioned and vivid, showing a lingering citrus and stone aftertaste. Drink now through 2021. 2017.11.17

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points Good underlying mineral and a firm structure set the stage for peach, melon, apple and lemon flavors here. Balanced, elegant and long on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 2017.11.17

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points An intense, stony effort, with lemon, apple and mineral flavors etched into the steely frame. Long and tangy, echoing the citrus and mineral accents. Textbook Chablis, but lacks the generosity of the vintage. Drink now through 2023. 2017.11.17

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Milieu 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points A cool stoniness greets the nose, picking up peach and melon flavors before converging on the tangy, mouthwatering finish. Shows terrific harmony and length. Drink now through 2021. 2017.11.17

Folonari Pinot Grigio IGT 2016 / Food & Wine Though Folonari first became famous for Soave back in the 1970s the company also produces a truly delicious Pinot Grigio that's marked by mouthwatering acidity and bright green-apple flavors. 2017.11.07

Chateau Mont-Redon Lirac 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points Ripe and focused, with cherry paste and plum sauce flavors laced with a red licorice note. Offers a lightly singed vanilla frame on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 2017.11.03

Chateau Mont-Redon Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points Ripe and racy, with a delicious beam of red currant and raspberry pte de fruit laced with light anise and singed apple wood notes. A light mineral edge adds length and cut. Drink now through 2019. 2017.11.03

Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points Key lime, pear and green apple notes form the core here, while light fennel, honeysuckle and quinine accents ripple through the bright, unadorned finish. Drink now through 2022. 2017.11.03

Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Blanc 2016 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points This fresh, light- to medium-bodied white is creamy, boasting white peach, apricot and melon fruit, with mineral and floral underpinnings. Spice notes detail the finish. Piquepoul Blanc, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc. Drink now. 2017.11.03

Hecht & Bannier Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2013 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points This concentrated, polished red layers dried raspberry, dark chocolate and baking spice flavors that are supported by a firm acidity. Savory herb and mineral details linger into the chewy finish. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvdre. Drink now through 2022. 2017.11.03

Churchills Port Quinta da Gricha 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points This has some flattering fruit, with lush blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry flavors draping the palate, while velvety structure lets them fan out. Light ganache and alder hints line the finish, but this is on the forward side of the ledger overall. Best from 2025 through 2035. 2017.11.03

Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Sétilles 2015 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points Peach, melon and apple flavors mark this fruity white. Vibrant and moderately long on the finish. Drink now. 2017.11.03

Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Aligote (Recolte du Domaine) 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points A crisp, lemon- and apple-flavored white, offering focus and fine overall balance. Accents of straw and earth linger on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 2017.11.03

Domaine Jacques Prieur Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 2013 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points The wild black currant aroma is intense, backed by flavors of macerated black cherry, oak spice and iron. The tannins are formidable, making this seem relatively closed as the finish lingers. A concentrated red. Best from 2020 through 2034. 2017.11.03

Domaine Labruyere Moulin à Vent Coeur de Terroirs 2015 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points Medium-bodied, with a supple core of red plum and black cherry flavors and mocha aromas. Spice box and smoky details linger into the moderately tannic finish. Drink now through 2022 2017.11.03

Domaine Faiveley Volnay 1er Cru Fremiets 2012 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points A spicy version, boasting vanilla- and clove-studded black cherry. Polished and expressive, with a fine, lingering finish. Best from 2018 through 2027. 2017.11.03

Domaine Faiveley Volnay 1er Cru Fremiets 2013 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points Silky and harmonious, featuring floral, cherry, raspberry and spice flavors, with a hint of mineral. Impeccably balanced, even at this youthful stage. Lingers nicely on the finish, with an aftertaste of fruit and spice. Best from 2020 through 2038. 2017.11.03

Domaine Faiveley Puligny Montrachet AC 2014 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points Offering a mix of lemon drop, butterscotch, peach and melon flavors, this white is fresh and harmonious. The lingering aftertaste echoes citrus and spice details. Drink now through 2023. 2017.11.03

Domaine Faiveley Montagny Blanc 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points An elegant white, boasting lemon, apple and floral flavors, this is harmonious, with well-integrated acidity and a graceful finish. Drink now through 2020. 2017.11.03

Domaine Faiveley Echezeaux Grand Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points This dense and succulent red boasts smoky cherry, anise and tar flavors, backed by beefy tannins. Finishes on the lean, sinewy side. Best from 2020 through 2033. 2017.11.03

Domaine Faiveley Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2014 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points Sweet spice and ripe peach notes are underlined by a bright structure here, showing accents of anise and citrus. Open and juicy, with moderate length. Drink now through 2020. 2017.11.03

Glazebrook Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points Pear, honeysuckle and marmalade flavors finish crisp and lively, with mouthwatering acidity. Drink now. 2017.11.03

Champagne Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 2006 / Burghound / 93 Points (the varietals are a proprietary secret with fruit from old vines in grand cru vineyards, SRP $305). A whiff of petrol can be found on the ripe aromas of baked apple, brioche and soft floral scents. The exceptionally rich yet powerful flavors possess an almost creamy mid-palate mouth feel despite the… 2017.11.03

Champagne Pol Roger Brut Rosé Vintage 2008 / Burghound / 92 Points (65% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay, SRP $130, 9g/L). Mild reduction doesnt completely mask the otherwise pretty nose that combines notes of strawberry, cherry, lemon rind and yeast nuances. There is excellent punch tothe utterly delicious flavors that are supported by a very lively mousse, indeed this… 2017.11.03

Champagne Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2008 / Burghound / 92 Points (60% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay, SRP $114, 8 g/L). A fresh, bright and overtly citrusy nose reflects plenty ofyeast and floral characters. There is really lovely vibrancy to the refined and ultra-pure flavors where the supportingeffervescence is equally fine. The lingering and well-balanced finish is… 2017.11.03

Champagne Pol Roger Brut Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2009 / Burghound / 91 Points A pretty, elegant and relatively cool nose (and particularly so for the vintage) is comprised by notes of citrus rind, green apple and plenty of yeast and brioche wisps. The 2009 vintage though is more evident on the palate as there is both excellent richness and density to the full-bodied flavors,… 2017.11.03

Champagne Pol Roger Brut Reserve 'White Foil' NV / Burghound / 90 Points (33% chardonnay, 33% pinot noir, 33% pinot meunier, SRP $50, 12 g/L). There is plenty of citrus character present on the green apple, floral and discreet spice wisps. There is good verve to the delicious and relatively rich medium weight flavors that are shaped by a moderately firm if not especially… 2017.11.03

El Coto de Rioja Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva Rioja DOCa 2012 / Wine Enthusiast / 91 Points Classic Rioja aromas of earthy berry, cassis and raisin along with cocoa and dry spice notes announce a ripe wine with complexity. A dense palate with good acidity sets the stage for baked berry, cassis and raisin flavors. This Tempranillo is earthy and smooth on the finish. Drink through 2020. 2017.11.03

Domaine Labruyere Le Clos du Moulin à Vent 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points A sinewy red, with polished tannins framing flavors of blackberry, plum and coffee. Rich but focused, offering notes of floral, graphite and anise that linger into the tannic finish. Drink now through 2020. 2017.11.03

J. J. Vincent Juliénas 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points Black cherry, licorice and red plum flavors are fresh and focused in this light- to medium-bodied red, with floral and ground spice accents dovetailing into the long, lightly tannic finish. Drink now through 2020. 2017.11.03

Olivier Leflaive Chablis AC Les Deux Rives 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points Cool and reserved, offering apple, lemon and mineral notes. Balanced and ready to go, with a crisp, lingering aftertaste. Drink now. 2017.11.03

Stephane Aviron Morgon Cote du Py 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points This licorice-tinged red offers juicy red plum, black cherry and mocha flavors, bound together by firm, integrated acidity and fleshy tannins. Earl Grey tea and floral accents drive into the mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2022. 2017.11.03

Stephane Aviron Fleurie Domaine de la Madrière 2015 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points This light-bodied red offers glazed raspberry, orange peel and currant notes beaming across the palate, with hints of herb, cherry and mineral lingering into the lightly tannic finish. Drink now through 2020. 2017.11.03

Vidal-Fleury Tavel Rosé 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points Vidal-Fleury ages its wines longer than most other Rhne firms, so don't be concerned that this is a year behind other Tavels on the market. It's the one ros appellation that can handle a bit of bottle age, so this is at its peak. It shows typical Tavel weight and richness, but also savory, almost meaty… 2017.11.03

Tenuta Rapitala Campo Reale Sicilia D.O.C. 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 87 Points This early-drinking Nero d'Avola opens with ripe black-skinned fruit, tilled soil and cooking spice aromas. Straightforward and savory, it delivers black cherry, blackberry and ground pepper flavors alongside round tannins. 2017.11.03

Tenuta Rapitala Alto Nero d'Avola Sicilia D.O.C. 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points This Nero d'Avola opens with ripe plum, black-skinned berry and vanilla aromas. The medium-bodied palate shows blackberry jam, espresso and tobacco flavors while close-grained tannins give the finish grip. Drink 2018-2022 2017.11.03

El Coto de Rioja Coto de Imaz Rioja Gran Reserva DOCa 2010 / Wine Enthusiast / 92 Points Interest is stirred right away by tarry aromas of wild berry fruits and rooty spices. The solid palate is creamy while also showing its teeth. Toasty, spicy baked-berry flavors are integrated and finish long and dry, with a touch of latent oak. Drink at any point through 2032. 2017.11.03

El Coto de Rioja Rosé Rioja DOCa 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 86 Points / Best Buy Aromas of peach pit, apricot and melon are basic but a little mealy. A chunky palate seems soft due to waning acidity. Flavors of melon and papaya finish slightly flat and bitter. Drink immediately. 2017.11.03

Marchesi di Barolo Sarmassa Barolo DOCG 2013 / Wine Enthusiast / 93 Points Black-skinned fruit, iris, espresso, dark spice and a balsamic note all meld together in the glass along with a whiff of chopped herb. The firmly structured palate doles out ripe black cherry, raspberry jam, toast, roasted coffee bean and a hint of oak-driven spice alongside fine-grained tannins. 2017.11.03

Marchesi di Barolo Cannubi Barolo DOCG 2013 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points Tight and focused, this opens with aromas of wild berry, red rose, culinary spice and a whisper of menthol. Chiseled and austere, the palate offers sour cherry, pomegranate, white pepper and a hint of anise. Youthfully assertive fine-grained tannins and bright acidity provide the framework. Give it… 2017.11.03

Tenuta Rapitala Grillo Sicilia D.O.C. 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points White flower, orchard fruit and banana aromas lead the nose while the vibrant palate doles out white peach, Bartlett pear, citrus and saline flavors. Tangy acidity provides loads of freshness. 2017.11.03

Le Ragose Marta Galli Amarone Classico DOC 2007 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points This opens with aromas of ripe black plum, resin and nutmeg. The concentrated palate delivers mature blackberry, clove and chocolate framed in polished tannins. A licorice note signals the close. Drink through 2020. 2017.11.03

Vidal-Fleury Tavel Rosé 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points Vidal-Fleury ages its wines longer than most other Rhne firms, so don't be concerned that this is a year behind other Tavels on the market. It's the one ros appellation that can handle a bit of bottle age, so this is at its peak. It shows typical Tavel weight and richness, but also savory, almost meaty… 2017.11.03

Hecht & Bannier Bandol Rosé 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points Lightly orange pink in color, this ripe wine has the attractive perfumed character of Mourvdre that dominates the blend. It has ripe orange and spice flavors as well as red-currant fruitiness. With its structure, the wine is full, ripe and could well age further. Drink now and until 2019. 2017.11.03

Hecht & Bannier Bandol 2012 / Wine Enthusiast / 92 Points The blend of old-vine Cinsault with Mourvdre has produced a dense wonderfully perfumed wine. Rich in tannins, it also shows great black fruits and equally great concentration. This is a powerful wine that will be ready from 2018. 2017.11.03

Hewitson Lu Lu Sauvignon Blanc 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points Made in a deliberately moderate-alcohol style, this is a medium-bodied wine with no bells or whistles. Leafy notes hint at fresh greens, while the flavors are more green fig and white grapefruit. Drink now for zesty refreshment. 2017.11.03

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 95 Points / Cellar Selection Beautifully rich, this wine is ripe and full of concentrated fruit. It's generous and full bodied, while retaining tight acidity and minerality. Juicy white fruit flavor shows strongly, allied to the still-very-young acidity and texture, suggesting long life ahead. Drink from 2022. 2017.11.03

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 93 Points Monte de Tonnerre is considered one of the richest premier crus in Chablis, and this wine lives up to that reputation. It's ripe and full of yellow fruit, while maintaining its acidity and tight texture. Still young, its intense fruit and crispness will allow it to age for many years. Drink from 2019. 2017.11.03

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Milieu 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 94 Points / Cellar Selection From just south of the run of Grand Cru vineyards, this wine is ripe full of sun as well as acidity. Juicy with swathes of lemon and crisp green apple fruit, it's textured, tight and likely to age well. The estate has been owned by Nuits-St.-Georges-based Domaine Faiveley since 2014. Drink from 2020. 2017.11.03

Domaine Faiveley Meursault 1er Cru Blagny 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 93 Points This wine is rounded, rich and full of ripe fruit. Its wood flavors, giving spice and vanilla, are a backdrop to the generous apricot and pear flavors and good acidity. Drink this wine from 2022. 2017.11.03

Churchills Port Quinta da Gricha 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 94 Points Ripe, fruity and balanced, this has the potential to be a delicious, not-too-concentrated wine. Acidity and some dry tannins give the wine a firm character that is balanced by the fragrant berry fruits. Drink from 2026. 2017.11.03

La Linda Malbec 2014 / Wine Enthusiast / 87 Points The old-vines Linda vineyard Malbec is a particular wine, one that shows a high herbal, almost weedy nose that's heavy with tomato leaf. This is choppy and bumpy on the palate. Spicy red-berry and tomato flavors finish with pulling tannins and a lasting herbal character. 2017.11.03

Luigi Bosca Rosé 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 87 Points This copper-colored ros is based on 85% Pinot Gris and 15% Syrah. It smells of dried apricot and cantaloupe, while the palate feels fleshy and round. Moderately complex flavors of salt water and stone fruits finish full. 2017.11.03

Luigi Bosca Gala 1 2014 / Wine Enthusiast / 92 Points Slightly baked aromas of raisin, blackberry and caramel are deep and dense more than bright. This Malbec blend is well built, with spicy flavors of berry fruits and cocoa. The oak on the finish is toasty and leads to dryness and a sense of fineness. Drink through 2023. 2017.11.03

Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2011 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points Red berry, iris, chopped herb and culinary spice aromas come together in the glass. The round approachable palate offers mature cherry, raspberry, pipe tobacco and star anise framed in lithe tannins. Drink through 2023. 2017.11.03

Champagne Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2008 / Vinous / 90 Points Pol Roger's 2008 Brut Vintage is bright and energetic, but also tightly wound and not fully expressive today. There is good energy to the orchard fruit and citrus driven flavors, not to mention plenty of acid-driven persistence. I would prefer to cellar the 2008 for at least a year or two to see what… 2017.11.01

Domaine Armand Rousseau Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 97 Points A rich style, until the firm structure of vibrant acidity and dusty tannins reveals itself, supporting plenty of cherry, black currant, tobacco and mineral flavors. The essence of black currant lingers on an ethereal frame. Best from 2023 through 2042 2017.10.27

Domaine Armand Rousseau Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru Clos de Ruchottes 2014 / Wine Spectator / 96 Points A core of cherry and strawberry flavors lurks beneath the floral and vegetal notes in this racy red. The oak is beautifully integrated, and this is layered through the long, spice-tinged aftertaste.Best from 2022 through 2040. 2017.10.27

Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 97 Points Towering cherry, raspberry, wild herb and mineral flavors are the hallmarks of this red, which possesses terrific energy and concentration on a slim frame. The fruit-, mineral- and spice-filled finish goes on and on, with an aerial component that drives the complex aftertaste. Best from 2023 through… 2017.10.27

Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 96 Points Dusty cherry, currant and leafy underbrush notes are the highlights of this tightly wound red, which is not giving much today, yet there is a center of sweet berry fruit. Fine, resonant and fresh aftertaste, with refined tannins. Best from 2022 through 2040. 2017.10.27

Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Grand Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 98 Points Powerful and lush, with cherry, rose and vegetal elements that are quickly encased in serious tannins, this is monolithic today and just hinting at its full potential, with a finish that keeps coming in waves. Best from 2023 through 2045. 2017.10.27

Domaine Armand Rousseau Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points A mix of sweet, ripe cherry and berry fruit, with underlying stone and savory elements, mark this sleek, compact red. Fresh, elegant and superlong on the finish. Best from 2021 through 2038. 2017.10.27

Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques 2014 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points Walking a fine line between richness and lively structure, which provides a taut matrix for cherry, currant, floral and stone flavors, this shows poise and balance. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2017.10.27

Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2014 / Wine Spectator / 95 Points Fragrant aromas of rose, cherry, sandalwood and sweet baking spice announce this polished, elegant red, whose intense flavors build nicely to the long finish, with a mineral element coming in on the aftertaste. A touch heavy on grip and oak presence now, but this shows terrific potential. Best from… 2017.10.27

Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques 2014 / Wine Spectator / 95 Points Sleek and focused, delivering currant, wild cherry, rose hip and mineral flavors, this red offers a core of ripe fruit notes that keep it grounded, and well-integrated tannins provide balance. Fine length. Best from 2021 through 2036 2017.10.27

Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2015 / Wine Spectator / 95 Points Blackberry and cherry, violet, mint and spice aromas and flavors signal this polished, velvety red, with dense, assertive tannins and a finish that evokes a stony, chalky impression. Best from 2021 through 2040. 2017.10.27

Domaine Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges 2015 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points Rich and grainy, with a moderate burr to the tannins, which support violet, cherry, black currant, smoke and iron notes, this is dense and very fresh, yet slightly austere on the finish today. The reticence is a good sign for its future development. Best from 2021 through 2038. 2017.10.27

Domaine Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Porets St-Georges 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points Dark tones of black currant, blackberry and violet mark this broad, muscular red, which is burly on the compact finish, with an earthy aftertaste, yet there is energy and resonance too. Best from 2022 through 2037. 2017.10.27

J. J. Vincent Pouilly Fuisse Cuvée Marie Antoinette Vincent 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 87 Points Named after Antoine Vincent's grandmother, the 2015 Pouilly-Fuisse "Marie-Antoinette" comes from the younger vines (15-20 years) from the chateau plus south-facing vines in Vergisson. It is matured in 20% new oak and 80% in stainless steel, the latter to avoid over-fattening the wine. There is a lovely… 2017.10.27

Chateau Fuissé Pouilly Fuissé Les Combettes 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 90 Points The 2015 les Combettes comes from limestone soil, with a small proportion of clay, in a small valley close to a forest that tends toward greater diurnal temperature variations. It is vinified 100% in used barrels aged betweend 3 and 5 years old. It has a crisp, chalk-scented bouquet with touches of… 2017.10.27

Chateau Fuissé Pouilly-Fuissé Les Brules 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 90 Points The 2015 Pouilly-Fuisse Les Brules comes from the south-facing vines, and it was the first to be harvested this vintage. "It is a challenging parcel because when it is a cold season you have to harvest late because of the clay soils, but when it is warm you have to harvest earlier than other [parcels],"… 2017.10.27

Chateau Fuissé Pouilly Fuissé Le Clos 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 92 Points The 2015 Pouilly-Fuisse le Clos is the only bona fide walled vineayrd (2.69 hectares) in Fuisse that contains a variety of soils ranging from deep clay at the bottom, marne in the mid-slope and limestone at the top. The cines range from 40 to 87 years old and have been blended together since the 2014… 2017.10.27

Chateau Fuissé Pouilly Fuissé Tete de Cru 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 90 Points The 2015 Pouilly-Fuisse Tete du Cru is a blend of 40 different parcels on slate or sandy soils. There are around 20 to 25 vinifications of individual plots matured in 70% oak barrels (around one-quarter new), the remainder in stainless steel, where, in order to preserve balance, the malolactics were… 2017.10.27

Famille Hugel Gewurztraminer Grossi Laue 2011 / Wine Enthusiast / 94 Points A very lifted touch of fir honey hits the nose first before ripe peach with the merest touch of vanilla follow. The palate is incisive and concentrated. Alcoholic heat fires up the mellow, rich and rounded palate that brims with peachy fruit and flavor while zesty lemon oil hints illuminate and brighten… 2017.10.27

Famille Hugel Pinot Gris Grossi Laue 2011 / Wine Enthusiast / 95 Points Heady notes of chamomile and dried hay flower stream from the glass immediately hinting at a wine with some evolution. A touch of candied lemon peel makes the nose even more enticing. The palate is generous but dry showing off the pristine pear fruit and wonderful phenolic texture that gives as much… 2017.10.27

Famille Hugel Riesling Grossi Laue 2011 / Wine Enthusiast / 95 Points A hint of smoke and a touch of earth precede the fresh lemon notes of the nose. The dry palate, with its vivid impression of very pure, bright and incisive lemon freshness, still seems tightly wound. There is something brooding and alive about this it can be felt below the surface, disquieting but promising.… 2017.10.27

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 87 Points The 2015 Chablis Villages, which comes from vines located just to the north of Fye, has a rather reduced bouquet that lacks the freshness and delineation of its peers. The palate is lively on the entry but then it is missing complexity and mineralite, with a rather conservative finish. Give this 12… 2017.10.27

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Milieu 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 92 Points The 2015 Mont de Milieu has a taut and linear, mineral-driven bouquet with touches of smoke and flint developing in the glass. The palate is well defined with a fine bead of acidity and veins of mango and passion fruit that complement the edgy, mineral core, all segueing into a precise and very focused… 2017.10.27

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 92 Points The 2015 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons has a clean, precise, chalky bouquet with hints of shucked oyster shells coming through with time. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. I appreciate the precision and mineralite here, a touch of flint lending edginess and tension all the way through… 2017.10.27

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 91 Points The 2015 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume has a comparatively austere bouquet for the vintage, with granite and chalk aromas filtering from the glass. The palate is steely and focused, armed with a fine bead of acidity, a discrete Chablis for the vintage but with impressive precision toward the finish. It… 2017.10.27

J. J. Vincent Bourgogne Blanc JJ 2016 / PlanetGrape.net / 90 Points Soft and subtle with notes of lemon wafer and vanilla yogurt and fresh tingly tangerine tartness. 2017.10.27

J. J. Vincent Pouilly Fuisse Cuvée Marie Antoinette Vincent 2015 / PlanetGrape.net / 91 Points Silky and tart with notes of lemon zest, red apple, vanilla bean and toasted pecan. 2017.10.27

Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Sétilles 2016 / PlanetGrape.net / 91 Points Delicate, clean, fresh and tangy with notes of lemon zest, vanilla custard, crme fraiche and sea salt. 2017.10.27

Hewitson Miss Harry Chardonnay 2016 / PlanetGrape.net / 91 Points Creamy and silky with a tart lemon undercurrent and notes of peach pie, crme fraiche, brioche and almond. 2017.10.27

Famille Hugel Gewurztraminer Grossi Laue 2011 / JamesSuckling.com / 94 Points Dry and powerful style with burning spice and hot stone character as well as dried apple, pineapple and cloves. Full body, lots of fruit and depth. Very long and flavorful. Full throttle. Beautiful aged white. Drink now. 2017.10.20

Famille Hugel Riesling Grossi Laue 2011 / JamesSuckling.com / 94 Points A beautiful and clean wine with flowers, honey dew and gun flint. Medium body, bright acidity and flint undertones. Lots of aniseed, clove and burning-spice flavors here, too. So beautiful. Drink now or hold. Lots of potential here. 2017.10.20

Famille Hugel Gewurztraminer Grossi Laue 2011 / Vinous / 93+ Points Bright golden yellow. Knockout nose offers explosively rich aromas of candied mango, crystallized papaya, smoked meat, sweet spices and nutmeg. Big, rich and fat, yet with bright, tangy flavors of yellow tropical fruits complicated by underlying minerality and sweet spices. Structured, focused and very… 2017.10.20

Famille Hugel Riesling Grossi Laue 2011 / Vinous / 92+ Points Green-tinged straw-gold. Spicy, peppery melon and fig aromas are complicated by rose water and orange oil. Then sweet and fleshy on the palate, showing excellent depth and an element of refinement to its fruit cocktail flavors. Finishes noticeably tactile and sweet. About 20% of these grapes were of… 2017.10.20

Famille Hugel Riesling Grossi Laue 2011 / The Wine Advocate / 91 Points Entirely sourced in the Schoenenbourg, the 2011 Riesling Grossi Lae (375 ml) offers a deep, clear, fresh and fine bouquet. Sourced in the best three parcels next to the Schoelhammer, the wine shows a clear and fine, yet warm and rich, bouquet of cooked white fruits along with sweet almond aromas. Rich… 2017.10.20

Famille Hugel Gewurztraminer Grossi Laue 2011 / The Wine Advocate / 93 Points The 2011 Gewurztraminer Grossi Lae is a 100% Sporen (deep clay soils) and opens with a clear, cool and spicy bouquet with very clear and elegant fruit aromas. Full-bodied, rich and very elegant on the palate, this is a lush and concentrated, pretty sweet cru with a long and spicy, fresh and tension-filled,… 2017.10.20

Famille Hugel Riesling Estate 2013 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points Floral and spice notes draw you into the glass of this well-cut Riesling, where a streak of smoky minerality underscores flavors of yellow peach, pink grapefruit zest and honeycomb. Racy finish. Drink now through 2025. 2017.10.20

Famille Hugel Pinot Blanc Cuvee Les Amours 2015 / Wine Spectator / 87 Points This light-bodied white is fresh and balanced, with a subtle mesh of apricot, ground ginger, stone and citrus. Drink now through 2019. 2017.10.20

Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2014 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points A compact style, with roasted alder and juniper notes coating the dark fig and black currant paste flavors. Shows woodsy grip through the finish, while licorice root and tobacco accents fill in liberally. This is a solid effort for the vintage. Best from 2020 through 2030. 2017.10.20

Le Chiuse Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points A pure, bright, cherry-scented red, boasting juicy cherry and berry flavors. Light earth and spice notes round this out on the elegantly fading finish. Drink now through 2021. 2017.10.20

Domaine Faiveley Meursault 1er Cru Blagny 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points A broad, rich style, this sports peach, apple honey and spice flavors. There is good juicy acidity underneath, persisting on the spice-accented finish. Drink now through 2020. 2017.10.20

Domaine Faiveley Blagny 1er Cru La Piece sous le Bois 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points A lean yet juicy wild berry and mineral-infused red, boasting a firm, chalky structure. Sinewy, with fine complexity, intensity and length, revealing a bitter cherry finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. 2017.10.20

Domaine Faiveley Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points A buttery accent shades the peach and apple flavors in this delicate white. Details of vanilla, clove and cinnamon fill in the highlights as this glides to a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2021. 2017.10.20

Domaine Faiveley Bienvenue Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points This is supple and beautifully balanced, paving the way for apple, lemon cake and baking spice flavors. Fresh and resonant on the long finish. Seems forward, but this should develop nicely over the medium term. Best from 2019 through 2028. 2017.10.20

Domaine Faiveley Beaune 1er Cru Clos de l'Ecu 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points This is intense and tightly packed, with black cherry, blackberry, earth and chocolate notes, all allied to a firm structure, with the components in the right proportions. Stays fresh, and the fruit persists in the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2036. 2017.10.20

Domaine Faiveley Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2015 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points A suave customer, featuring ripe black cherry, black currant and violet aromas and flavors wrapped in a coating of spicy oak. Even the tannins feel polished and well-behaved, adding support without being too obtrusive. Shows fine harmony and length overall. Best from 2020 through 2036. 2017.10.20

Domaine Faiveley Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens 2015 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points A detailed, elegant Pommard, displaying cherry, earth and mineral flavors, with a firm underpinning of chalky tannins. Feels lean and sinewy on the long finish. This will make a fine bottle in due time. Best from 2021 through 2038. 2017.10.20

Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres (Recolte du Domaine) 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points There is a high level of toast and oiliness here, lending spicy, nutty components to the core of apple and citrus fruit. Turns a little less intense on the finish, but lingers nicely. 2017.10.20

Olivier Leflaive Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Abbaye de Morgeot (Recolte du Domaine) 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points A taut yet expressive version, with lemon-lime, apple, mineral and spice flavors folded into the tensile structure. Intense, leaving a tactile feel on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2025. 2017.10.20

Olivier Leflaive Meursault 1er Cru Poruzots 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points A lean, lemon-infused version, with bracing acidity and a touch of spice. Starts out with an impact, losing a little steam on the finish, which is chalky and compact. Best from 2019 through 2024. 2017.10.20

Olivier Leflaive Batard Montrachet Grand Cru (Recolte du Domaine) 2015 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points Intense toast, spice, nut oil and citronella flavors are displayed on a concentrated frame. The vibrant structure provides focus and drive as this unwinds on the long, spice- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2026. 2017.10.20

El Coto de Rioja Coto Real Rioja DOCa. 2010 / Vinous / 91 Points Vivid ruby-red. Cherry, redcurrant, cured tobacco and vanilla on the perfumed nose. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering sweet, concentrated cherry-vanilla and dark chocolate flavors that flesh out slowly with aeration. Dusty framing tannins come in late on the long, penetrating finish. 2017.10.18

El Coto de Rioja Blanco Rioja DOCa 2016 / Wine Spectator / 87 Points Grapefruit and grassy flavors mingle in this crisp white, accented by leesy and ginger notes. Citrusy acidity keeps this lively and refreshing. Viura. Drink now. 2017.10.18

Churchills Port Quinta da Gricha 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points This has some flattering fruit, with lush blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry flavors draping the palate, while velvety structure lets them fan out. Light ganache and alder hints line the finish, but this is on the forward side of the ledger overall. Best from 2025 to 2035. 2017.10.13

Domaine Jacques Prieur Meursault AC Clos de Mazeray 2014 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points A juicy, floral version, with support from lemon and apple fruit. On the light side for the vintage, but persists with moderate length. Drink now through 2020. 2017.10.13

Domaine Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Vignerondes 2012 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points A bright, juicy version, with spiced cherry, currant, earth, licorice and light vegetal flavors. Dense, lingering with grainy tannins and a minerally aftertaste. Very fluid, resonant and long. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2017.10.13

Domaine Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points Dark tones of black currant, blackberry and violet mark this broad, muscular red, which is burly on the compact finish, with an earthy aftertaste, yet there is energy and resonance too. Best from 2022 through 2037. 2017.10.13

Domaine Faiveley Meursault AC 2014 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points This is ripe and buttery, with peach, apple and spice flavors suspended between the generous texture and fine structure. Offers fine, spicy length. Drink now through 2020. 2017.10.13

Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos de Issarts 2015 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points An underlying stony mineral element meets cherry, raspberry, blueberry and leafy tobacco accents in this taut red, which gains elegance and silkiness with air, while the aftertaste is long and fine. Best from 2020 through 2036. 2017.10.13

Domaine de Bonserine Condrieu 2015 / Wine Spectator / 95 Points A gorgeous display of Cavaillon melon, green plum, mirabelle plum and yellow apple fruit melds seamlessly, backed by a bright anise hint and ending with a subtle echo of pear. Showing terrific range, this delivers an intellectual and hedonistic experience. Drink now through 2021. 2017.10.13

Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet Ermitage Blanc 2012 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points Quite ripe, with a slightly languid feel to the creamed melon, peach and warmed pear notes, gilded liberally with toasted brioche and macadamia nut hints. Lush finish. Enticing, if a touch short on cut. For fans of the style. Drink now through 2019. 2017.10.13

Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points Pretty melon, peach and apricot notes are underscored by a creamy butter hint, all backed by a whiff of honeysuckle through the finish. Drink now. 2017.10.13

Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet Ermitage Rouge 2011 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points This has an enticing singed mesquite hint leading the way, followed by silky cherry and plum preserve flavors. Reveals a flash of iron through the finish, with the mesquite accent lingering. Drink now through 2021. 2017.10.13

Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2013 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points Light game and pepper notes mingle with a core of steeped plum and blackberry fruit, picking up sage and charcoal hints through the finish. Pleasantly rustic in feel. Drink now through 2020. 2017.10.13

Famille Hugel Riesling Classic 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points This bright, open-knit white shows a smoky, mineral-laced overtone and flavors of crunchy green pear and blanched almond, with hints of pine and lemon zest. Snappy finish. Drink now through 2025. 2017.10.13

Famille Hugel Pinot Gris Classic 2015 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points Balanced and creamy, this light-bodied Pinot Gris offers a well-knit mix of apricot, mandarin orange peel, smoke and spice. Fresh finish. Drink now through 2020. 2017.10.13

Famille Hugel Gewurztraminer Estate 2013 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points Sleek acidity and a streak of smoky mineral are layered with flavors of fresh herb, melon rind and candied grapefruit peel in this fresh, light- to medium-bodied white. Aromatic finish. Drink now through 2022. 2017.10.13

Famille Hugel Gewurztraminer Classic 2014 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points Hints of beeswax and orange blossom herald this dry and balanced Gewrztraminer. A smoky underpinning accents the pink grapefruit granita and white pepper notes. Drink now through 2020. 2017.10.13

Famille Hugel Gentil 2016 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points This light-bodied white jangles with tangy acidity, offering a stony underpinning to the lively mix of Honeycrisp apple, white cherry, basil and pickled ginger. Drink now through 2019. 2017.10.13

Domaine Faiveley Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015 / Vinous / 93 Points Pale, bright yellow. Pungent scents of crushed citrus peel, ginger and metallic minerality; higher-pitched and spicier than the Btard. At once ripe, smooth and sweet, offering a compelling combination of pliant texture, sweet stone fruit flavors and tactile stony minerality. The richness and fruit depth… 2017.10.13

Domaine Faiveley Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2015 / Vinous / 92 Points Pale, bright yellow. Yellow fruits and spices on the nose. A step up in ripeness, richness and sweetness from the more laidback Bienvenues-Btard, this mouthfilling grand cru captures the sheer volume of the vintage. Plush, smooth orchard and stone fruit flavors display a bit of alcoholic warmth but… 2017.10.13

Domaine Faiveley Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Gains 2015 / Vinous / 90+ Points Pale, light yellow. Bright aromas of apple, pear, spices and powdered stone. Pliant, harmonious, dry and moderately rich, with apple, grapefruit pith, menthol and dusty stone flavors showing a hint of white-pepper austerity. Broad but fine-grained and light on its feet, this wine needs a bit of time… 2017.10.13

Domaine Faiveley Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2015 / Vinous / 90 Points Pale yellow. Subtle aromas of pear, musky herbs, menthol and flowers, plus hints of honey and wet stone. Broad, spicy and ripe, showing a sexy touch of sweetness to its rather cool apple, pear and stone flavors. Good suave wine with subtle length and no rough edges. But still laid-back and in need of… 2017.10.13

Domaine Faiveley Meursault 1er Cru Blagny 2015 / Vinous / 90 Points Light, bright yellow. Brisk aromas of lemon, lime, ginger and crushed stone. Juicy, sappy wine with citrus and spice flavors framed by underlying minerality and well-judged oak. Finishes firm, fresh and persistent, with subtle citrus lift and good energy for the year. Technical director Jrme Flous told… 2017.10.13

Chateau Mont-Redon Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2014 / Vinous / 90 Points Dark ruby. Cherry, blackberry, licorice and cracked pepper on the fragrant nose. Taut and linear on entry, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors that become sweeter and deeper with air while maintaining vivacity. Finishes long and seamless, repeating the dark berry character and delivering very… 2017.10.11

Tenuta Rapitala Nadir Syrah Sicilia D.O.C. 2014 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points A subtle, creamy red, offering layers of blackberry and boysenberry fruit, spicy mineral, dried thyme and smoke. Fresh and focused, with light, sculpted tannins firming the finish. Drink now through 2020. 2017.10.06

Nino Negri 'Quadrio' Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2013 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points This open-knit red is medium-bodied, with lightly chewy tannins layered with flavors of dried cherry, ground anise, leather and smoke. Drink now through 2020. 2017.10.06

Hecht & Bannier Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2012 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points This red shows finesse and purity, with raspberry, cherry, white pepper and licorice notes bound together with supple acidity and fleshy tannins. Mineral and floral details linger on the finish. Drink now. 2017.10.06

Hewitson Gun Metal Riesling 2016 / Vinous / 91 Points Green-tinged straw. Vibrant, sharply focused lime zest, lemongrass and honeysuckle aromas, along with an assertive mineral topnote. Dry and focused in the mouth, offering bitter citrus fruit, quince and fresh fig flavors that stretch out steadily with aeration. Concentrated yet taut and animated in… 2017.10.06

Hewitson Gun Metal Riesling 2015 / Vinous / 91 Points Limpid straw-yellow. Lively, precise scents and flavors of musky kaffir lime, quinine and dusty minerals, plus a suave floral nuance. Firm and vibrant in the mouth, where a deeper suggestion of pear emerges. Closes dry and precise, showing excellent clarity and lingering spiciness. 2017.10.06

Hewitson Lu Lu Sauvignon Blanc 2015 / Vinous / 90 Points Very pale straw. Nervy, sharply delineated citrus fruit and quinine aromas, along with subtle herb and floral notes in the background. Taut, nervy and refreshingly bitter, offering lime zest and green apple flavors and a gentle anise flourish. Closes long and tangy, leaving a sexy honeysuckle note behind. 2017.10.06

Hewitson Miss Harry Chardonnay 2016 / Vinous / 90 Points Pale yellow-gold. Spice-accented pear and peach nectar scents, along with tangerine and smoky mineral flourishes. Silky and expansive on the palate, offering juicy orchard and pit fruit flavors along with hints of fennel and sweet butter. Shows very good focus and energy on the finish, which leaves… 2017.10.06

Hewitson Miss Harry Rhone Style Blend 2014 / Vinous / 90 Points Brilliant red. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red fruit, incense and Asian spices, while a nervy hint of smoky minerals adds urgency and lift. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering sappy raspberry and rose pastille flavors that show very good focus and building sweetness. Round, even tannins… 2017.10.06

Hewitson Lu Lu Shiraz 2016 / Vinous / 89 Points Bright purple. Jammy blue fruit and floral scents and flavors, lifted by a spicy peppery note. Smooth and lively in style; the round, sweet finish shows just a hint of supple tannins. I'd give this emphatically fruity, easy-drinking Shiraz a year or so to lose some baby fat, but there's nothing that… 2017.10.06

Hewitson Miss Harry Rhone Style Blend 2013 / Vinous / 89 Points Deep red. Spice-accented cherry and red berry scents show good focus and pick up a hint of white pepper with air. Smooth and appealingly sweet, offering juicy raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. Harmonious tannins provide finishing shape, and a lingering suggestion of peppery… 2017.10.06

Hewitson Lu Lu Shiraz 2016 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points The wild berry and cherry flavors are bright and juicy, with clove, vanilla bean, pepper and cedar accents. Harmonious on the finish. Drink now through 2026. 2017.10.06

Domaine Jacques Prieur Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015 / Vinous / 92-94 Points Pale, bright yellow. Pungent aromas of lemon, anise and saline minerality. Concentrated, chalky, soil-driven wine with penetrating iodiney minerality, subtle floral lift and a sexy menthol note, as well as a captivating sucrosit from the ripe vintage. Firm acidity (the highest of these 2015s at 4.2… 2017.10.06

Domaine Jacques Prieur Le Montrachet Grand Cru 2015 / Vinous / 92-94 Points (13.3% natural alcohol; about to be bottled): Bright, light yellow. Aromas of apricot, yellow grapefruit, apple and iodine. A distinct step up in intensity and cut from the Chevalier-Montrachet; higher-pitched and more energetic in the mouth, with its ripe apricot and citrus fruit flavors buoyed by… 2017.10.06

Domaine Jacques Prieur Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2015 / Vinous / 90-92 Points (this was due to be bottled shortly after my visit): Bright, full yellow. Slightly exotic aromas of lemon, spices and banana complicated by fresh herbs. A distinctly fat, soft style of Chevalier-Montrachet in spite of its lemony fruit. A bit more serious and firm on the back end, finishing with stony… 2017.10.06

Domaine Jacques Prieur Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes 2015 / Vinous / 91+ Points (14% alcohol; from grapes picked on September 4): Bright, green-tinged yellow. Aromatic nose melds white peach and spices. Juicy and stylish but dry and backward too, showing surprising verve for its 3.7 grams per liter acidity. The fine-grained peach flavor is complicated on the end by a sexy yeasty… 2017.10.06

Domaine Jacques Prieur Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres 2015 / Vinous / 92+ Points (bottled in late April): Pale yellow with a green tinge. Bright aromas of pineapple, white peach and crushed stone. Broad and ripe but quite dry; concentrated, fine-grained wine with considerable power and adequate framing acidity. The round, palate-saturating finish shows an almost phenolic density… 2017.10.06

Domaine Jacques Prieur Meursault 1er Cru Santenots 2015 / Vinous / 89-91 Points (bottled in April): Bright yellow. High-pitched aromas of lime leaf, subtle herbs and flowers. Shows more size than nuance or intensity. The wine's terroir character and salinity only appeared late in its levage, noted Nadine Gublin. 2017.10.06

Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru Greves 2015 / Vinous / 89 Points Medium yellow. Very fresh, almost metallic lemony aroma. Offers very good mid-palate energy and good lemony cut and intensity. Finishes tactile, savory and quite firm; there's nothing easy about this wine in the early going. 2017.10.06

Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Fèguine Blanc 2015 / Vinous / 89 Points (bottled in March): Strong pineapple and oak spice (20% new barrels) on the nose and palate. Fine-grained, shapely wine with good lemony cut but no austerity. Nicely made. 2017.10.06

Domaine Jacques Prieur Meursault AC Clos de Mazeray 2015 / Vinous / 88 Points (part done in old foudres, 15% in new oak): Pale, bright yellow. Lively lemon zest aroma. Supple in texture, with a touch of sweetness to its citrussy flavor. Nicely round and easygoing wine with a hint of finishing saltiness. This flavorful wine could be enjoyed now. 2017.10.06

Vidal-Fleury Gigondas 2014 / Vinous / 89 Points Bright ruby-red. Fresh red fruit, floral and spice scents are joined by subtle earth and garrigue nuances that build as the wine opens up. Taut and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors that pick up a peppery quality on the back half. Supple tannins add shape to the finish,… 2017.10.06

Vidal-Fleury Gigondas 2015 / Vinous / 90 Points Brilliant ruby. Heady red fruit liqueur, potpourri and licorice scents show very good clarity and pick up a spicecake quality as the wine opens up. Sweet, broad and seamless in texture, offering sappy raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of cocoa powder. Supple tannins shape the finish, which hangs… 2017.10.06

Marchesi di Barolo Ruvei Barbera d'Alba DOC 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points This leads with violet, black-skinned berry and baking spice aromas while red cherry, raspberry and white pepper flavors mark the savory palate. Smooth tannins and bracing acidity provide balance. Enjoy through 2020. 2017.10.06

Umberto Cavicchioli e Figli Vigna del Cristo Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 92 Points Fragrant and loaded with finesse, this boasts enticing blue flower, wild berry and cake spice scents. The fresh, elegant palate evokes strawberry, raspberry, candied nectarine and ginger, the flavors framed by vibrant acidity. It finishes crisp and dry. 2017.10.06

Umberto Cavicchioli e Figli Col Sassoso Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOC 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points Deeply colored and lightly effervescent, this offers black-skinned fruit and dark spice aromas. The refreshing palate doles out blackberry and cassis flavors, with a note of bitter almond. 2017.10.06

Tenuta Rapitala Hugonis Cabernet Sauvignon/Nero d’Avola Sicilia I.G.T. 2014 / Vinous / 90 Points Deep ruby. Ripe dark berries, plum, espresso coffee and oaky spices on the bright nose. Lush and open-knit, but with very good freshness to the savory black and blue fruit flavors. Smooth and broad on the finish, which features youthful, chewy tannins and a surprising light on its feet quality. Clean,… 2017.10.06

Tenuta Rapitala Nuhar Nero d’Avola/Pinot Nero Sicilia D.O.C. 2015 / Vinous / 90 Points Deep ruby. Spicy blackcurrant, licorice and violet on the nose. At once broad and juicy, with clean flavors of red fruits and spices complemented by noteworthy salinity. Finishes refined, with nicely suave tannins. (13.5% alcohol) 2017.10.06

Tenuta Rapitala Vigna Casalj Alcamo Classico D.O.C. 2015 / Vinous / 88 Points Bright straw. Tomato leaf, gooseberry and sage on the bright nose and in the mouth. Rich and creamy for an Alcamo, but with good density and a hint of complicating bitterness on the long clean, savory finish. Not the last word in complexity but lovely balance and easy drinking charm. The wines name… 2017.10.06

Tenuta Rapitala Campo Reale Sicilia D.O.C. 2016 / Vinous / 88 Points Fully saturated purple-ruby; this is very dark for a monovariety Nero dAvola. Subdued aromas and flavors of dark plums and spices could use more lift. (13.5% alcohol) 2017.10.06

Tenuta Rapitala Grillo Sicilia D.O.C. 2016 / Vinous / 87 Points Bright straw. Simple and slightly subdued aromas of lime skin, anise and rosemary. Bright and tight, with easygoing flavors of lime and dusty stone, but very little complexity. Finishes a little neutral, but with good grip and persistence. (13% alcohol) 2017.10.06

Hewitson Ned and Henry's Shiraz 2015 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points Notes of fresh earth and smoke swirl around the cherry and berry flavors at the core, with a spicy accent on the finish. Drink now through 2026. 2017.10.06

Hewitson Old Garden Mourvedre 2013 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points Nutty, with black walnut overtones to the plum and cherry compote, spice and coffee flavors. Shows charm on the finish. Mourvdre. Drink now through 2030. 2017.10.06

Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Tradizione DOCG 2012 / Food & Wine / Drink These 25 Bottles and Become a Wine Master Step up your Italian game with a bottle of Barolo, which is made from the Nebbiolo grape in northern Italys Piedmont region (and sometimes referred to as the wine of kings, the king of wines). The 2012 Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Tradizione captures the wines signature floral delicacy as well as its underlying… 2017.09.28

Champagne Pol Roger Brut Reserve 'White Foil' NV / Food & Wine / Drink These 25 Bottles and Become a Wine Master Every journey needs a good send-off, so begin with Champagne. Its the ursparkling wine, the one after which all others are modeled. For a benchmark, open the NV Pol Roger Brut Rserve White Foil, a brioche-scented bubbly from one of the last major houses thats still family owned. 2017.09.28

Domaine Faiveley Beaune 1er Cru Clos de l'Ecu 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 89 Points Perfumed spice aromas give this wine its toasty character. The wood aging dominates the fruit. The fruit is ripe and will develop. Give this wine until 2024. 2017.09.28

Domaine Faiveley Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 89 Points This wine is tight and closed up. It does suggest plenty of fruit weight, hinting at toast and apple flavors that will come through over the next several years to give a rich wine. Drink from 2022. 2017.09.28

Domaine Faiveley Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Gains 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 94 Points This beautiful wine has great potential. It already shows good balance between the acidity and ripe yellow fruits that are woven into the toasty texture and the spice. The wine will take time to develop but will become impressive. Drink from 2022. 2017.09.28

Domaine Faiveley Blagny 1er Cru La Piece sous le Bois 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 91 Points This wine is rounded, rich and full of ripe fruit. Its wood flavors, giving spice and vanilla, are a backdrop to the generous apricot and pear flavors and good acidity. Drink this wine from 2022. 2017.09.28

Olivier Leflaive Volnay AC 2014 / Wine & Spirits / 90 Points / Year's Best Red Burgundy With its flavors of woodland berries and hits of herbs, this is a simple, round wine with a texture that feels like Volnay--just say the word. It's a friendly wine with a touch of sweetness and some delicacy to the tannins. Pour it with seared beef tenderloin. 2017.09.28

Domaine Faiveley Corton Grand Cru Clos de Cortons Faiveley 2014 / Wine & Spirits / 92 Points / Year's Best Red Burgundy Georges Faiveley won the right to include his family name in the name of this grand cru in 1937; it's a 7.44-acre parcel within Le Rognet. Some of the vines today date back to 1936 and '56, providing a complex 2014 with lasting floral intensity. The dense, raspberry-scented fruit is completely savory,… 2017.09.28

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 2014 / Wine & Spirits / 89 Points / Year's Best Red Burgundy This wine emphasizes savory notes of beef bouillon, cedar cigar box and lean, woody tannins. Layered over that umami line of flavor, there's some dark cherry fruit to bring complexity and floral scents. Decant this for roast quail or other dark-meat game birds. 2017.09.28

Domaine Faiveley Bourgogne Rouge 2014 / Wine & Spirits / 90 Points It's rare to find a Bourgogne rouge with the stature of this wine, offering delicious drinking at a price that may well appeal to lovers of Oregon pinot noir. It's silky and well knit, with scents of game, flavors of crunchy red fruit and clean tannins. 2017.09.28

Le Ragose Marta Galli Amarone Classico DOC 2007 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points This opens with aromas of ripe black plum, resin and nutmeg. The concentrated palate delivers mature blackberry, clove and chocolate framed in polished tannins. A licorice note signals the close. Drink through 2020. 2017.09.18

Santi Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2012 / Vinous / 90 Points Bright dark red. Red cherry, sweet spices, botanical herbs and a strong note of cedar oak. Then rich, dense and juicy, with very good sweetness to the red fruit and herbal flavors. Turns a touch dry and austere on the back end. Very well done for Santi, the past Amarones of which have been at times… 2017.09.18

Le Ragose Marta Galli Amarone Classico DOC 2007 / Vinous / 90 Points Deep red-ruby. Cocoa and coffee complicate dark cherry, herbal and sweet spice aromas and flavors. Tactile and fresh on entry, but rapidly turns mouthcoatingly dry and increasingly austere, with astringent tannins. A big, brooding Amarone that will have many admirers, but I dont find it much fun to… 2017.09.18

Le Ragose Marta Galli Amarone Classico DOC 2007 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points An elegant red that offers creamy tannins set in a medium-bodied frame and flavors of mulled cherry, dried violet, cocoa powder and citrus. Lightly chewy on the subtle finish. Drink now through 2024. 2017.09.18

Chateau Mont-Redon Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points / 11 All-Star Côtes du Rhône Wines Ripe and racy, with a delicious beam of red currant and raspberry pte de fruit laced with light anise and singed apple wood notes. A light mineral edge adds length and cut. Drink now through 2019. 2017.09.15

Vidal-Fleury Vacqueyras 2015 / Vinous / 90-91 Points Spice-accented aromas of dark berries and cherry take on a spicy nuance as the wine opens up. Bitter cherry, cassis and succulent herb flavors deepen and become sweeter on the back half, which is energized by a jolt of white pepper. Closes juicy, taut and long; sneaky tannins lend shape and firming… 2017.09.15

Luigi Bosca Icono Luigi Bosca 2011 / Wine Enthusiast / 93 Points / Cellar Selection No need to drink this intense, highly structured Malbec-Cabernet blend soon, although you could. Aromas of blackberry, cedar and desert brush are intense but also complex. Flavors of baked plum, cassis and blackberry finish strong and with modest heat as well as coffee and chocolate flavors. Drink through… 2017.09.01

La Linda Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points / Best Buy Earthy plum aromas come with a stewy but interesting note of tomato and herbs. This feels solid, although the tannins are rubbery. Berry and cassis flavors are lightly herbal and chocolaty, while this wine is focused and slightly scratchy on the finish. 2017.09.01

Bodega El Esteco Chañar Punco 2013 / Wine Enthusiast / 94 Points / Editors Choice This single-vineyard Malbec blend from vineyards that sit at 6,500 feet smells dark, grilled and rubbery, but also meaty and full of fruit. A full, lush palate avoids fierceness and lays on the richness. Toasty, lightly herbal berry and plum flavors are highly appealing. The wine tastes of herbs, salted… 2017.09.01

Churchills Port Quinta da Gricha 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 94 Points Ripe, fruity and balanced, this has the potential to be a delicious, not-too-concentrated wine. Acidity and some dry tannins give the wine a firm character that is balanced by the fragrant berry fruits. Drink from 2026. 2017.09.01

Tenuta Rapitala Nuhar Nero d’Avola/Pinot Nero Sicilia D.O.C. 2014 / Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points Made from 60% Pinot Nero and 40% Nero dAvola, this has mature black-skinned berry, cinnamon and thyme aromas. The straightforward, linear palate shows dried black cherry, blackberry jam and espresso notes alongside polished tannins. Drink through 2020. 2017.09.01

Bodega El Esteco Torrontes Don David Reserve 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points Lychee and a note of fresh green veggies define the nose on this wellmade Torronts from Salta. A lemony palate is snappy but also oily, which is common for this grape type. Salty nectarine and lychee flavors hold steady on a developed finish. 2017.09.01

Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet AC 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points This white comes on softly, offering aromas and flavors of butterscotch, vanilla, pastry, floral and white peach. Remains open and turns tense and fresh on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2024. 2017.08.23

Olivier Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet AC 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points This fleshy white offers peach, apple, lemon, honey and spice flavors. A fine structure lends support, providing balance and driving the lingering finish of citrus and baking spices. Drink now through 2022. 2017.08.23

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 'Clos des Hospice' 2015 / Vinous / 93 Points Bright light yellow. Deeper and riper on the nose than the "classic" Clos, dominated by yellow stone fruits (these vines are situated at the base of the hill, where there's more clay in the soil). Then fatter and sweeter on the palate too, showing more apricot than citrus fruits, as well as an oak element.… 2017.08.11

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2015 / Vinous / 93 Points Light-medium yellow. Pineapple, wet stone and a suggestion of flinty silex on the nose. Dry, classic and backward but comes across as riper than the Valmur even though these grapes were picked very early, on September 3 and 4. The tightly coiled citrus fruit, wild herb and crushed stone flavors will… 2017.08.11

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2015 / Vinous / 90-92 points (60% of this wine started in oak barrels, one of them new and the rest younger on average than those used for the Vaudsir): Pale medium yellow. Very ripe aromas of yellow peach, orange oil and spicy oak. Then thick but a bit edgy and austere in the mouth and a touch dry on the finish; disorganized today… 2017.08.11

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2015 / Vinous / 91+ points Bright light-medium yellow. Aromas of lemon drop, white pepper, wild herbs and sweet oak. Quite concentrated and focused, with lovely citrusy acidity giving the palate a high pitch. Less exotic than most 2015s and not at all a powerhouse; in fact, this is a rather classic Vaudsir of finesse, and is… 2017.08.11

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot 2015 / Vinous / 92 Points Bright light-medium yellow. Reticent nose hints at lemon peel and yeasty bread. Then much more expressive on the palate, showing surprising acid lift to its stone fruit and crystallized lemon peel flavors. Finishes firm-edged but not dry. There were just 1-1/2 barrels of this juice due to hail losses… 2017.08.11

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon Cuvee Guy Moreau 2015 / Vinous / 92 Points (production was 52 hectoliters per hectare): Bright yellow. Deeply pitched ripe yellow fruits on the nose. A step up in intensity and depth from the first Vaillons, conveying excellent concentration and an impression of power to its yellow peach and spice flavors. This will need a bit longer than the… 2017.08.11

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon 2015 / Vinous / 91 Points (from a full crop of 58 hectoliters per hectare; "the grapes doubled in size with the heavy rainfall on the night of August 31", noted Fabien Moreau): Bright yellow. Aromas of lemon, baked bread and truffle. Smooth in texture but conveys a captivating impression of ripe acidity and balance, with the… 2017.08.11

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2015 / Vinous / 90 Points Bright medium yellow. Very spicy (a few barriques were used here) pineapple and smoke aromas. Plush, spicy and slightly sweet, showing an almost glyceral texture but lacking the typical delicate floral quality of this grand cru. A touch of citrus zest firms the finish but will this wine ever make an… 2017.08.11

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2015 / Vinous / 93 Points (made in two barrels and the rest stainless steel): Bright light-medium yellow. Peach and spice aromas are complicated by saline sea spray and iodine. Thick but not at all heavy; a step up from the other 2015s here in urgent fruit and savory minerality. This seamless wine boasts real energy and bulletproof… 2017.08.11

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2015 / Vinous / 91 Points (100% made in cuve): Light-medium yellow. Ripe stone fruit aromas are a bit reduced today (this wine showed a more exuberant Riesling/Sauvignon Blanc character a year ago from tank). A sweet, plush fruit bomb in the mouth, with concentrated soft citrus and yellow orchard fruit flavors. This silky wine… 2017.08.11

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2015 / Vinous / 91 Points Light-medium yellow. Aromas of very ripe apricot and peach show a saline quality but also a hint of dried fruits. Fat, deep and sweet, but with a salty element leavening the fruit ripeness. Much less aggressive today than the Preuses, finishing opulent, broad and long. Still, this wine does not have… 2017.08.11

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2015 / Vinous / 89 Points Bright lemon-yellow. Much less classic and minerally on the nose than the 2016 version, with deep yellow fruit aromas showing the hot-year character. Spicier than usual in the middle palate but in need of more mineral verve and definition. I find this slightly bitter-edged and dry on the back, and not… 2017.08.11

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent 2015 / Vinous / 90 Points Bright light yellow. Slightly musky scents of fresh apricot, ginger and iodiney sea spray. Juicy, nicely intense, fresh wine with surprising energy but still tight. (Winemaker Bailly says this was picked a day after the Fourchaume but I would have guessed the opposite.) A substantial, silky wine with… 2017.08.11

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Milieu 2015 / Vinous / 89 Points Bright light yellow. Very ripe, deep yellow fruits dominate the nose. Fruit-driven and rather opulent--in fact, almost honeyed--but without quite the suavity and balance of the Vaillons. Not heavy but not showing much today. Finishes a bit more phenolic, with a slight dryness. 2017.08.11

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons 2015 / Vinous / 90 Points Bright light-medium yellow. Fresh yellow fruits, ginger and a whiff of oyster shell on the nose. Not as opulent in the mouth as the nose suggests but still possesses the thickness of the vintage. Some spicy lift energizes the mid-palate. The rising, lingering finish shows a hint of youthful bitterness,… 2017.08.11

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2015 / Vinous / 89 Points Bright light yellow. Smoky yellow fruits and sexy soil tones on the nose; not too different from the 2016. An attractive fruit-driven wine with a suave texture and a restrained sweetness. Finishes smooth, with a note of hazelnut. 2017.08.11

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Tete d'Or 2015 / Vinous / 87 Points Palish bright yellow. Very ripe, almost candied apricot aroma. Fat and sweet on the palate, conveying less energy than the 2016s that preceded it in my tasting. A bit exotic and blowsy, not to mention dominated by its oak element today. This is a full 12.8% natural alcohol but with low acidity of 3.45… 2017.08.11

Chateau Fuissé Pouilly Fuissé Le Clos 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points This is opulent, with a smoky, toasty cast to the peach, lemon and stone flavors. Tightens up midpalate, where the vibrant structure takes over. Builds to a lingering aftertaste of lemon, spice and mineral. Drink now through 2025. 2017.08.04

Chateau Fuissé Pouilly Fuissé Tete de Cru 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points A ripe, opulent style, well-structured courtesy of the vibrant acidity. Peach, apple and baking spice flavors are up front, with a stony element chiming in on the finish. Shows fine balance and expression. Best from 2018 through 2024. 2017.08.04

Chateau Fuissé Pouilly Fuissé Les Combettes 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points A racy style, with bracing acidity setting the pace for apple, lemon and baking spice flavors. Persistent, leaving a tactile sensation on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2024. 2017.08.04

Chateau Fuissé Pouilly-Fuissé Les Brules 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points This is intense, with a creamy texture enveloping butterscotch, peach and apple pie flavors. Gains freshness and tension as the lemon- and spice-tinged aftertaste unfolds. Best from 2018 through 2024. 100 cases imported. 2017.08.04

J. J. Vincent Pouilly Fuisse Cuvée Marie Antoinette Vincent 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points Lush and well-structured, this white offers peach, toast, baking spice and licorice flavors, backed by a moderately firm structure. Shows fine length and freshness. Drink now through 2023. 2017.08.04

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points Boasting peach, yellow plum, floral and mineral flavors, this rich, open style is powerful, with a lingering essence of stone. Fine balance and length, leaving a mouthwatering impression. Drink now through 2023. 2017.08.04

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points A ripe style, this evokes apricot, melon, jasmine and fennel flavors backed by lively acidity. Fine length, tailing off slightly at the end. Drink now through 2023. 2017.08.04

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points Ripe, open and harmonious, this white shows peach, apple, lemon and subtle butterscotch flavors. Mouthwatering and tangy on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2021. 2017.08.04

Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles (Recolte du Domaine) 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points A lean, tart version, this delivers apple, orange, lemon and vanilla flavors, with a hint of lemon candy as this winds down on the racy, tight finish. Best from 2019 through 2028. 2017.08.04

Olivier Leflaive Meursault 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points Vibrant and toasty, with smoke, vanilla and clove notes augmented by peach, apple and lemon flavors, backed by a lively structure that leaves a clean, tangy aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2028. 2017.08.04

Olivier Leflaive Batard Montrachet 2015 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points Citrus rules the day in this opulent, lemony white, with accents of orange peel and kumquat at the core. Sharp and tight, leaving a clove- and vanilla-infused finish. Best from 2019 through 2029. 2017.08.04

Olivier Leflaive Meursault 1er Cru Charmes 2015 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points Ripe peach, apple and toasted spice aromas draw you in. Harmonious, with butterscotch and peach flavors swirling through the creamy texture. Excellent length on the finish. Still needs to resolve some oak, yet this shows fine potential. Best from 2018 through 2028. 2017.08.04

Olivier Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru 2015 / Wine Spectator / 95 Points This is sleek and well-delineated, despite the concentration. Lemon, orange, vanilla and clove notes add depth as this remains fresh and creamy through the citrus-laden aftertaste. Very vibrant and long. Best from 2019 through 2032. 2017.08.04

Olivier Leflaive Rully 1er Cru Les Cloux 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points Though round in profile, this is undercut by vivid acidity, remaining well-delineated. Apple, lemon and subtle stone flavors play out from the start to the long finish. Drink now through 2024. 2017.08.04

Marchesi di Barolo Sarmassa Barolo DOCG 2012 / Wine Review Online / 93 Points Sarmassa is a well-regarded cru located in the village of Barolo itself, an area where the wines are allegedly more delicate, relatively speaking (this is Barolo, after all) compared to those from Serralunga dAlba or Montforte dAlba. Marchesi di Barolos fine Sarmassa has a bit of Montforte-like structure… 2017.08.04

Conti Formentini Pinot Grigio Collio DOC 2015 / Forbes An extra year in the bottle has given this wine pillowy shoulders and a mouth-filling roundness that make it ideal for bigger fish like salmon or tuna, chicken and even pork. 2017.08.04

Ca Donini Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT 2016 / Forbes Terrific value for money. The front palate's all white pears and crisp green apples shot through with hints of minerality, the lively combination followed by just enough citrus bite on the finish. Perfect for clams or shrimp on the beach. 2017.08.04

Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet Ermitage Blanc 2012 / Vinous / 92 Points Brilliant yellow-gold. Powerful scents of nectarine, pear nectar and Meyer lemon pick up vanilla, honey and smoky mineral nuances with air. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering powerful, mineral-laced orchard and pit fruit flavors and refreshingly bitter suggestions of quinine and citrus pith. Minerally… 2017.07.25

Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2015 / Vinous / 90 Points (raised for 10 months in 80 percent stainless steel tanks and 20 percent small oak barrels) Light green-tinged yellow. Lively citrus pith, pear, honeysuckle and mineral scents are complemented by deeper notes of smoky lees and beeswax. Densely packed Meyer lemon and pear nectar flavors are sharpened… 2017.07.25

Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet Ermitage Rouge 2011 / Vinous / 92 Points Deep ruby. Dark fruit preserves, olive, woodsmoke and a hint of incense on the powerfully scented nose. Intense, appealingly sweet black and blue fruit flavors are accompanied by suggestions of black tea, licorice and candied flowers and supported by a core of juicy acidity. Dusty tannins come in slowly… 2017.07.25

Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet Cornas 2010 / Vinous / 91 Points Bright ruby. Pungent dark berry, olive and musky floral aromas, along with a suggestion of cracked pepper. Smooth and broad on the palate, offering blackberry, cherry pit and bitter chocolate flavors that show good depth as well as liveliness. Fine-grained tannins lend shape to a long, sweet, smoke-accented… 2017.07.25

Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet Crozes-Hermitage Nouvelère 2010 / Vinous / 92 Points (aged in new and used small oak barrels for two years) Dark ruby. Ripe dark berries, mocha, peppery spices and olive on the fragrant nose. Juicy and focused in the mouth, showing real energy and thrust to the bitter cherry, blackberry liqueur and cracked pepper flavors. Supple tannins gently shape the… 2017.07.25

Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2013 / Vinous / 90 Points Deep ruby. High-pitched, mineral-accented blackberry and cherry aromas, along with olive, cracked pepper and licorice flourishes. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering gently sweet blue fruit and violet pastille flavors energized by a smoky mineral note. Finishes spicy, focused and long; harmonious… 2017.07.25

Domaine de Bonserine Condrieu 2015 / Vinous / 91 Points (fermented and aged in new oak demi-muids for 9 months) Light bright yellow. Orange zest, nectarine, violet and smoky mineral aromas show very good clarity and pick up a hint of vanilla with air. Sappy and lively on the palate, offering nicely delineated orchard and pit fruit flavors, complemented by… 2017.07.25

Domaine de Bonserine Côte Rotie La Garde 2012 / Vinous / 92 Points (raised in large new oak casks for three years) Deep ruby. Powerful aromas of ripe dark fruits, smoky minerals, incense and licorice, along with deeper suggestions of olive and dark chocolate. Supple and sweet on the palate, offering intense blackberry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that are sharpened… 2017.07.25

Domaine de Bonserine Côte Rotie La Viallière 2013 / Vinous / 92 Points Opaque ruby. Powerful black and blue fruit, licorice and violet pastille aromas, plus peppery spice and mineral notes that build with aeration. Sappy, sharply focused blueberry and cassis flavors put on weight on the back half while maintaining vivacity. A mineral quality comes back strong on the very… 2017.07.25

Domaine de Bonserine Côte Rotie La Sarrasine 2013 / Vinous / 91 Points (aged for two years in 600-liter oak barrels, 60 percent of them new) Opaque ruby. Fresh black and blue fruits and olive on the highly perfumed nose, joined by quickly emerging floral and peppery spice notes. Sappy, focused and pure, showing very good depth and focus to the boysenberry, cherry compote… 2017.07.25

Vidal-Fleury Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde La Chatillonne 2010 / Vinous / 93 Points Brilliant ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes candied dark berries, roasted coffee, Indian spices and potpourri. Intense, subtly sweet red and blue fruit, cola and violet pastille flavors are energized by a jolt of juicy acidity and peppery spices. Closes impressively long and juicy, displaying a… 2017.07.25

Vidal-Fleury Hermitage 2013 / Vinous / 92 Points Brilliant violet. Pungent black and blue fruits on the mineral-accented nose, along with suggestions of cured olive and succulent flowers. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors that slowly become sweeter as the wine opens up. Densely packed yet lithe, delivering… 2017.07.25

Vidal-Fleury Côte Rôtie Brune et Blonde de Vidal Fleury 2013 / Vinous / 92 Points Deep ruby. A complex, seductively perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red and blue fruits, incense and potpourri, accompanied by a hint of smokiness in the background. Sweet, focused and energetic in style, offering intense black raspberry, boysenberry and violet pastille flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate.… 2017.07.25

Vidal-Fleury Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2013 / Vinous / 90 Points Saturated ruby. Aromas of fresh dark berries, violet and licorice, plus a peppery nuance that gains volume as the wine opens up. Silky and lively on entry, then denser in the midpalate, offering juicy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors underscored by smoky minerality. Shows very good clarity and lift… 2017.07.25

Vidal-Fleury Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2014 / Vinous / 89 Points Bright violet. Aromas of dark berries, licorice, olive and cracked pepper, and a subtle game nuance that builds with air. Concentrated but energetic, offering bitter cherry, blackberry and smoked meat flavors lifted by a jolt of juicy acidity. Closes with repeating smokiness, good length and smooth… 2017.07.25

Vidal-Fleury Saint-Joseph 2014 / Vinous / 89 Points Opaque ruby. Evokes dark fruit liqueur, smoky minerals and fresh flowers on the nose; a touch of smoked meat adds complexity. Juicy cassis and bitter cherry flavors are given lift by a spine of zesty acidity and a jolt of cracked pepper. Clings with good tenacity on the finish, which is gently firmed… 2017.07.25

Vidal-Fleury Condrieu 2014 / Vinous / 91 Points Green-tinged yellow. Ripe pear, nectarine, melon and pungent white flowers on the fragrant nose. Juicy and seamless in the mouth, offering sappy orchard and pit fruit flavors and a spicy touch of candied ginger. Closes supple and broad, displaying strong cling and pit-fruit-driven persistence. 2017.07.25

Vidal-Fleury Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2015 / Vinous / 90 Points Light bright yellow. Dried pear, lemon pith and a hint of waxiness on the pungent nose and in the mouth. In a dry, focused style, showing no excess fat and featuring a suave floral quality that builds on the very long, penetrating finish. 2017.07.25

Marchesi di Barolo Zagara Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2016 / The Wine Advocate / 88 Points Heres a terrific, carefree sparkling dessert wine. The 2016 Moscato dAsti Zagara is loaded with varietal character and sheer energy. The wines appearance is luminous and crystalline. It shows a pale straw gold color. Expressive floral notes of orange blossom, star jasmine and honeysuckle burst forth… 2017.07.21

Marchesi di Barolo Sarmassa Barolo DOCG 2007 / The Wine Advocate / 93 Points The 2007 Sarmassa 10 anniv is dark and thickly layered. It shows firm sense of structure that has not yielded despite ten extra years of cellar aging. This is another special anniversary wine release one decade after the harvest by the folks at Marchesi di Barolo. The bouquet reveals prune, dried fruit,… 2017.07.21

Marchesi di Barolo Cannubi Barolo DOCG 2007 / The Wine Advocate / 94 Points The production output of the 2007 Cannubi 10 Anniv is only 6,000 bottles. These units were put aside to age for an extra decade to be released as a special anniversary edition. Releasing old vintages in small batches like this is becoming an increasingly viable and popular sales approach among Barolo… 2017.07.21

Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Tradizione DOCG 2012 / The Wine Advocate / 90 Points The 2012 Barolo Tradizione is a dark and succulent expression of Nebbiolo from a warm vintage. Plum fruit, tart cherry, balsam herb and black licorice rise from the bouquet with marked intensity. The wine is structured and firm with broad flavors that spread far over the palate. This wine is recommended… 2017.07.21

Marchesi di Barolo Arneis Roero DOCG 2016 / The Wine Advocate / 88 Points The 2016 Roero Arneis is a reasonably structured and textured wine with good firmness that comes directly from the grape. The bouquet offers stone fruit and crushed mineral. In the mouth, it shows evident glycerine or extract and this produces a soft, creamy effect. The finish is luscious and thick.… 2017.07.21

Marchesi di Barolo Ruvei Barbera d'Alba DOC 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 90 Points The 2015 Ruvei benefits from a vintage that was well-suited to the Barbera grape. This variety needs a little extra summer heat to iron out its high acidity. Those conditions were beautifully met in 2015. The wine is partially aged in oak, so there are little wood influences. Instead, the bouquet is… 2017.07.18

Bodega El Esteco Malbec 2014 / Vinous / 89 Points Bright ruby-red. Slightly roasted aromas of blackberry and dark plum complicated by hints of bitter chocolate and tar. Shows an almost candied dark fruit character but in a distinctly dry and classic package, with no excess weight or ripeness. A touch sweeter and fruitier than the Cabernet but not quite… 2017.07.07

Bodega El Esteco Torrontes Don David Reserve 2016 / Vinous / 90 Points Pale, bright yellow. Lemon, pear, herbs and yellow flowers on the nose. Supple and fairly substantial but bright and dry, with the citrus fruit and floral character carrying through on the palate. This has a textural richness that was difficult for Torronts producers from outside the Salta region to… 2017.07.07

Santi Soave Classico DOC Vigneti di Monteforte 2015 / Vinous / 90 Points Golden-tinged straw. Fresh, precise aromas and flavors of apple and pear boast noteworthy clarity and cut. Finishes bright, floral and long. Sneaky concentration and above average complexity for this wine in 2015. Probably the best young Soave I have ever tasted from Santi. 2017.07.07

Vidal-Fleury Tavel Rosé 2015 / Vinous / 90 Points Bright orange-pink. Pungent red currant, cherry and orange pith scents are accompanied by suggestions of fennel and lavender. Chewy and precise on the palate, offering bitter cherry and red berry flavors supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Smoothly blends power and finesse, and finishes long and… 2017.07.07

Vidal-Fleury Saint-Joseph 2014 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points Offers a slightly rugged mix of red and black currant fruit, with bramble, tobacco and iron notes. Ends with some edgy energy. Shows more character than refinement. Drink now through 2022. 2017.07.07

Vidal-Fleury Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points A fresh, unadorned style, with a bright feel to the mix of verbena, melon and white peach, backed by a light honeysuckle hint on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 2017.07.07

Vidal-Fleury Condrieu 2014 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points An extroverted style, with bold apricot and peach notes backed by a flash of mirabelle plum that gives enough energy to drive through the almond- and brioche-accented finish. A nice display of maximum fruit. Drink now through 2018. 2017.07.07

Vidal-Fleury Hermitage 2013 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points This has rich and fleshy, yet mellow, core of plum sauce and blackberry compote notes, infused with ganache, singed alder and tobacco leaf details. Picks up an iron twinge through the finish, giving this needed energy and cut to match the heft. Best from 2019 through 2025. 2017.07.07

Vidal-Fleury Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2013 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points A solid, gutsy style, with a bramble and licorice root frame around the flavors of dark currant and cherry preserves, ending with a tarry edge on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 2017.07.07

Vidal-Fleury Ventoux 2015 / Decanter / 92 Points / Silver Medal Old plummy and sweet black fruit aromas. Mellow and rich spicy palate with lovely definition, velvety tannins and great freshness. 2017.07.06

Domaine Faiveley Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points A good dose of smoky new oak offsets the vibrant structure and stony apple notes in this intense white. Remains tightly wound and long, with the flavors persisting on the finish. Well-balanced from start to finish. Best from 2019 through 2029. 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru (Recolte du Domaine) 2015 / Wine Spectator / 96 Points This is toasty yet vibrant, boasting peach, apple and lemon flavors accented by vanilla, clove and nutmeg. All the components are here, with beautiful balance and a long, expansive aftertaste of butterscotch, smoke and mineral. Best from 2019 through 2029. 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres (Recolte du Domaine) 2015 / Wine Spectator / 95 Points Offers an enticing combination of floral, peach, citrus and spice aromas and flavors, with vibrant acidity pulling all the elements together. Toast, pastry and mineral accents grace the refreshing and long aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2030. 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Marc (Recolte du Domaine) 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points This has energy and concentration to the peach, apple and smoke flavors, with a vibrant structure for support. Tangy on the finish, so give this a few months to settle down. Best from 2018 through 2026. 2017.06.30

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 'Clos des Hospice' 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 96 Points / Cellar Selection From vines inside the Les Clos Grand Cru purchased in 1904 from the Hospices de Chablis, this is a richly structured wine. It's dense with layers of flavor and great aging potential. Wood and smoky flavors are still calming down to give a wine that will be impressive and long-lived. Drink from 2023. 2017.06.30

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 95 Points / Cellar Selection Widely regarded as the most majestic of the Chablis Grand Crus, Les Clos has produced a properly impressive and richly dense wine. It has the crispness of the vintage, tight minerality and ripe fruit flavors that contrast apricot and citrus. This is a serious, structured wine ready for aging. Drink… 2017.06.30

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 94 Points Fifty-year-old vines on the two opposing slopes of this Grand Cru vineyard come together in this balanced wine. It has a cool mineral character that contrasts with its ripe yellow and pear fruit. Acidity and a tight texture hold the wine together beautifully. Drink from 2020. 2017.06.30

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 93 Points Young vines give this wine a bright, fruity character, while wood aging brings out complexity and ripe yellow and citrus fruits. It's juicy and lively, with just the right minerality and tight texture to allow it to age. Drink from 2021. 2017.06.30

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 91 Points Ripe, full and showing the richness of the vintage, this comes from one of the premier crus vineyards on the south bank of the Serein river. It's crisp with strong minerality, while also having plenty of ripe citrus and apple fruit. Drink from 2019. 2017.06.30

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 88 From vineyards on the cooler south bank of the Serein, this wine is crisp and tightly coiled despite the warmth of the 2015 vintage. It's built on a backbone of sturdy minerality, fleshed out with crisp, citrus fruit, and will be ready to drink from late 2017. 2017.06.30

Bodega El Esteco Torrontes Don David Reserve 2016 / JamesSuckling.com / 90 Points A fresh and clean wine with lemon and apple character. Hints of stone. Medium body, flavorful finish. Drink now 2017.06.30

La Linda Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 91 Points Subtle aromas of blackberries, plums and almonds follow through to a medium to full body, silky tannins and a clean finish. Tight and pretty. Drink now or hold. 2017.06.30

Luigi Bosca Malbec 2014 / JamesSuckling.com / 90 Points Tight and slightly chewy with citrus and dark-fruit character. Medium to light body and fresh acidity. Very fine. Drink now. 2017.06.30

Nino Negri 'Le Tense' Sassella Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2013 / Wine & Spirits / 90 Points This nebbiolo shows lovely balance in its flavors of crunchy red berries accented by notes of smoke and hen-of-the-woods mushrooms. Its vibrant acidity and alpine freshness offer immediate pleasure with seared duck breast. 2017.06.30

Domaine Faiveley Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015 / Burghound / 92-94 Points (from a .62 ha parcel in Le Rognet, which is in Ladoix). Notes of green apple, citrus zest, mineral reduction and soft floral nuances introduce powerful and punchy broad-shouldered flavors that possess a textured mouth feel before culminating in an almost painfully intense finish that goes on and on.… 2017.06.30

Domaine Faiveley Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2015 / Burghound / 90-92 Points (from Puligny fruit). This too is sufficiently reduced to render an evaluation of the nose impossible. There is more volume still to the concentrated, thick and opulent flavors that are borderline massive, all wrapped in a sappy and overtly powerful finish. As the description suggests this is a big… 2017.06.30

Domaine Faiveley Bienvenue Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2015 / Burghound / 91-93 Points Reduction presently dominates the underlying fruit though it appears to be ripe. There is both more volume and more power to the medium weight plus flavors that retain good precision on the relatively powerful and solidly persistent finish. This is not exactly classic in style but its less 2015 in character… 2017.06.30

Domaine Faiveley Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Gains 2015 / Burghound / 89-92 Points A slightly fresher nose is composed by notes of matchstick and lemongrass. There is a notably more refined mouthfeel to the lightly mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that also possess slightly better vibrancy on the delicious, complex and nicely persistent finish. This too should be approachable… 2017.06.30

Domaine Faiveley Meursault 1er Cru Blagny 2015 / Burghound / 88-90 Points A discreet application of wood sets off the distinctly ripe notes of lemon peel, pear and white peach. Here too there is good punch to the more delineated and more mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that are slightly more compact on the clean and dry finish. This too should drink well young. 2017.06.30

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette 2015 / Burghound / 86-89 Points A pretty if pungent nose displays an assortment combining notes of straw, petrol, citrus and a hint of pear. There is both good energy and richness to the very generously proportioned middle weight flavors that possess a hint of salinity on the very forward finish. To drink young. 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru 2015 / Burghound / 93-95 Points (from the Puligny side). A beautifully layered array is composed by notes of mineral reduction, pear, apple, lemon zest and a lovely floral top note. The big, rich and impressively scaled flavors are at once powerful yet caressing while delivering outstanding persistence on the youthfully austere finale.… 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015 / Burghound / 92-94 Points (from all 3 communes, with the majority of the blend coming from Aloxe). Once again firm reduction and sulfur obliterate the fruit. Neither though is present on the powerful and almost painfully intense flavors that ooze dry extract that cushions the quite firm acid spine shaping the driving, youthfully… 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Gains 2015 / Burghound / 91-93 Points Firm reduction. This is sleeker if not quite as concentrated as the Champ Canet but it is more mineral-driven with a lovely sense of vibrancy and inner mouth perfume while delivering excellent length on the bone dry finish. This is a really fine effort that is less marked by the style of the vintage… 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet AC 2015 / Burghound / 89-91 Points Strong reduction presently flattens the fruit though there is a lovely sense of vibrancy to the succulent but sleek middle weight flavors that offer really fine depth and length on the clean and dry finish. This isnt super dense but its exceptionally pretty and very Puligny in style plus it should age… 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Meursault 1er Cru Charmes 2015 / Burghound / 91 Points An attractively fresh and bright nose reflects notes of various white orchard fruit, petrol, citrus peel and a whiff of oak. There is a more refined mouth feel to the round, forward and beguilingly delicious medium weight flavors that culminate in a citrusy, dry and well-balanced finale. This well-made… 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Meursault 1er Cru Poruzots 2015 / Burghound / 91 Points Grux indicated that this had just been bottled and not surprisingly very strong residual sulfur notes dominate the nose. On the plus side there is outstanding volume and richness to the imposingly-scaled full-bodied flavors that possess a succulent, even opulent, mouth feel that contrasts nicely with… 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Meursault 2015 / Burghound / 89 Points (from 9 different lieux-dits). There is enough post-bottling sulfur to render the aromatic profile tough to read today. Otherwise there is exceptionally good richness to the very generously proportioned medium weight flavors that possess a highly seductive mouth feel while the saliva-inducing, clean… 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Rully 1er Cru Les Cloux 2015 / Burghound / 89 Points Pungent aromas of matchstick, petrol, citrus zest and a whiff of sulfur introduce utterly delicious medium weight flavors that possess a lovely sense of vibrancy thanks to the citrus-tinged acidity shaping the complex, balanced and persistent finish. This is quite good and should also drink well young… 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru (Recolte du Domaine) 2015 / Burghound / 92-95 Points A beautifully layered nose offers up notes of mineral reduction, white flowers, citrus peel, essence of pear and a hint of wood. The mouth feel of the equally imposingly scaled flavors is finer than that of the Btard if not quite as powerful, all wrapped in a focused and almost painfully intense finish… 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Batard Montrachet Grand Cru (Recolte du Domaine) 2015 / Burghound / 92-95 Points (entirely from the Puligny side). Here the nose is quite firmly reduced and about all that can be said is that it appears to be quite ripe. There is a bit more size, weight and volume to the big-bodied flavors compared to those of the Bienvenues-Btard-Montrachet that display fine power and drive on… 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres (Recolte du Domaine) 2015 / Burghound / 90-93 Points (from Peux Bois). A slightly riper assortment consists of a variety of floral elements that add a touch of elegance to the dense pear and apple aromas that exhibit a hint of the exotic. There is outstanding volume and mid-palate density to the punchy and more mineral-driven flavors that coat the palate… 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles (Recolte du Domaine) 2015 / Burghound / 91-93 Points A notably more elegant mix reflects notes of smoky honeysuckle, pear, apple and acacia blossom scents. The rich, stylish and utterly delicious medium weight flavors possess a lovely sense of energy that continues onto the detailed, complex and impressively persistent finish. This is very classy juice. 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Marc (Recolte du Domaine) 2015 / Burghound / 89-92 Points This is aromatically quite similar to the Abbaye de Morgeot with perhaps just a bit more exotic character. There is excellent richness to the very round and suave medium-bodied flavors that possess very fine intensity on the highly persistent finale. This is neither especially elegant nor stylish but… 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Abbaye de Morgeot (Recolte du Domaine) 2015 / Burghound / 89-92 Points A pungent nose is composed by notes of petrol, smoke, pear and a hint of the exotic. There is even more volume, richness and mid-palate concentrated to the full-bodied flavors that brim with both fine intensity and dry extract that imparts a sappy texture to the highly persistent finish. This powerful… 2017.06.30

Domaine Jacques Prieur Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015 / Burghound / 91-94 Points This possesses perhaps the freshest nose in the range with its green apple, citrus, floral and wet stone scents. The dense, succulent and extract-rich big-bodied flavors possess evident power and minerality, both of which surfaces on the explosively long finish. This isnt as refined as the Montrachet… 2017.06.30

Domaine Jacques Prieur Le Montrachet Grand Cru 2015 / Burghound / 91-94 Points (from two parcels measuring .59 ha on the Chassagne side, one of which is in the section known as Dents de Chien; Interestingly one of the parcels is planted to an equivalent density of 14,000 vines per ha, notably higher than the usual 10,000). A beautifully layered nose flashes a broad assortment… 2017.06.30

Domaine Jacques Prieur Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2015 / Burghound / 89-92 Points A very ripe nose is also markedly floral and consists of pear liqueur, spice and soft wood notes. There is excellent concentration to the lavishly rich broad-shouldered flavors that possess buckets of dry extract that coats the mouth on the lingering and mineral-inflected if slightly flat finish. This… 2017.06.30

Domaine Jacques Prieur Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres 2015 / Burghound / 89-92 Points A slightly fresher and more elegant nose exhibits more citrus elements on the acacia blossom, pear and apple scents. There is both good minerality and plenty of punch to the nicely delineated and intense middle weight flavors that also culminate in a bitter lemon-inflected finish where a refreshing… 2017.06.30

Domaine Jacques Prieur Meursault 1er Cru Santenots 2015 / Burghound / 89-91 Points A pungent nose combines firm reduction and wood toast. Otherwise the medium weight flavors possess both better volume as well as a bit more vibrancy that carries over to the fleshy, sappy and lightly mineral-inflected finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. 2017.06.30

Domaine Jacques Prieur Meursault AC Clos de Mazeray 2015 / Burghound / 87-89 Points Firm reduction renders an assessment of the nose impossible today. By contrast there is good freshness to the notably rich and generously proportioned medium-bodied flavors that possess an attractive mouth feel if only average depth on the otherwise nicely persistent finish. 2017.06.30

Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Fèguine Blanc 2015 / Burghound / 88-90 Points A cooler and slightly more restrained array offers up essence of pear, apple and a pretty floral hint. The sleek and slightly finer medium weight flavors also exude a subtle minerality on the rich yet detailed finish that is both slightly drier and a bit more complex as well. 2017.06.30

Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru Champ-Pimont Blanc 2015 / Burghound / 88-91 Points Enough wood to remark upon surrounds the agreeably fresh aromas of various white orchard fruit and lemon rind along with a hint of wet stone that can also be found on the caressing and naturally sweet flavors that deliver the best complexity and persistence, if only just, of these three Beaune 1ers. 2017.06.30

Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru Greves Blanc 2015 / Burghound / 87-89 Points A whisper of petrol character can be found on the smoky aromas that are primarily composed of various white orchard fruit and a hint of citrus zest. There is good vibrancy and reasonable definition to the lightly stony middle weight flavors that culminate in a clean and moderately dry if not especially… 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet AC 2014 / The Tasting Panel / 95 Points The Leflaive family has resided in the village of puligny MOntrachet for centuries. This expressive white is lush, dense and ripe with firm mineral notes and a long, spicy finish. 2017.06.30

Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet AC 2014 / Wine Enthusiast / 91 Points The wine comes from the Leflaive home village and the blend (from more than 20 parcels) demonstrates the intimate knowledge the family has with its terroir. It has a fine balance between the ripe yellow and white stone fruits and acidity. These are given structure by the wood aging and strong mineral… 2017.06.30

Marchesi di Barolo Sarmassa Barolo DOCG 2006 / Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 / 92 Points / Silver Medal A big Barolo of power and complexity, with evolved aromas and flavours of mature oak-spice, prune and raisin. 2017.06.09

Hecht & Bannier Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016 / Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 / 92 Points / Silver Medal Ripe raspberry, red apple notes; good intensity and weight, fresh acidity, nice complexity with lovely fleshy pears and mineral notes. 2017.06.09

Chateau Fuissé Pouilly Fuissé Le Clos 2015 / Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 / 94 Points / Silver Medal Salted pineapple and ripe Sicilian lemon fruit nose. The palate is crisp and multi-layered with evident oak, tension and long length. 2017.06.09

Chateau Fuissé Pouilly Fuissé Le Clos 2015 / Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 / 94 Points / Silver Medal Salted pineapple and ripe Sicilian lemon fruit nose. The palate is crisp and multi-layered with evident oak, tension and long length. 2017.06.09

Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Rosé 2016 / Vinous / 89 Points Vivid orange-pink. Sharply focused red berry and floral scents are complemented by hints of succulent herbs and white pepper. Shows good energy and lift on the palate, offering bitter cherry and red currant flavors and a touch of orange pith. Closes dry and taut, displaying good cling and a hint of… 2017.06.09

Hecht & Bannier Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016 / Vinous / 89 Points Pale orange. Bright and energetic on the nose, featuring mineral-inflected red fruit, floral and herb scents. Concentrated yet lively on the palate, offering bitter cherry and red currant flavors and a touch of bitter quinine that firms the back half. Closes taut, dry and chewy, displaying good persistence… 2017.06.09

Hecht & Bannier Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 89 Points This is a stylish wine. It has fine acidity and light poised fruity character. With plenty of orange zest and a herbal touch, this blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah is a generous wine, ready to drink now. 2017.06.09

Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rosé 2016 / Vinous / 88 Points Lurid pink. Ripe red berries and blood orange on the deeply scented nose and in the mouth. In an ample, fleshy style, displaying the texture of a light red wine. Finishes broad and chewy, offering good length and warm, lingering raspberry character. 2017.06.09

Vidal-Fleury Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2015 / Vinous / 89 Points Brilliant straw. Pungent, mineral-tinged orchard and tropical fruit aromas show good clarity, and a floral element emerges slowly. Sappy, palate-coating pear nectar and pineapple flavors are complicated by hints of honey and candied ginger, and a mineral element adds vibrant lift. Becomes more energetic… 2017.06.09

Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2015 / Vinous / 92 Points Pale, green-hued gold. Penetrating, sharply focused aromas of fresh citrus and orchard fruits are joined by hints of chalky minerals, iodine and jasmine. Juicy and deeply concentrated in the mouth, offering mineral-laced pear nectar and Meyer lemon flavors that show superb clarity and drive. The floral… 2017.06.09

El Coto de Rioja Rosé Rioja DOCa 2016 / Vinous / 89 Points Orange-pink. Ripe red berries, cherry pit and a suggestion of dried rose on the fragrant nose. Chewy and focused in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and orange zest flavors that open up on the back half. Hefty yet energetic as well, finishing with solid red fruit punch and bright, spicy cut. 2017.06.09

Domaine Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rosé 2016 / Vinous / 90 Points Light orange-pink. Lively, mineral-accented red berry and orange zest scents and a sexy touch of honeysuckle on the nose. Juicy, nicely concentrated and sharply focused, offering vibrant cherry and blood orange flavors underscored by a vein of dusty minerality. Shows very good focus and suave florality… 2017.06.09

Attitude by Pascal Jolivet Rosé 2016 / Vinous / 89 Points Limpid pink. Fresh red berries, orange pith and candied rose scents show good clarity and lift. Clean and racy on the palate, offering juicy strawberry, bitter cherry and blood orange flavors that open up slowly on the back half. Finishes with good focus and length, leaving a spicy white pepper note… 2017.06.09

Castello Monaci Kreos Rosé Salento IGT 2016 / Wine Enthusiast / 89 Points / Best Buy! Here's a vibrant savory rosato made entirely with the native grape Negroamaro that boasts aromas and flavors of juicy sour cherry, crushed raspberry, Mediterranean herb and a saline note. A blast of orange zest and aromatic herb close the crisp refreshing finish. 2017.06.09

Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese 2015 / Wine Enthusiast / 95 Points / Editors Choice Racy and deeply mineral, yet buoyantly fruity, this wine embodies the best from the Mosel's fantastic 2015 vintage. It's lavishly forward in ripe yellow peach, apricot and honeydew flavors, yet bracingly high in acidity. Satisfyingly rich in extract yet feather light, it finishes long with shards of… 2017.06.09

El Coto de Rioja Coto de Imaz Rioja Gran Reserva DOCa 2010 / The Daily Meal This impressive red from one of the most prolific producers in Spain offers exactly what youd expect of a gran reserva Rioja: a complex, layered nose and a palate brimming with dark red fruit, with fragrant notes of herbs, a bit of tobacco, and a hint of vanilla on the finish. It is beautifully structured,… 2017.06.09

Hecht & Bannier Bandol 2012 / Wine Enthusiast / 92 Points The blend of old-vine Cinsault with Mourvdre has produced a dense wonderfully perfumed wine. Rich in tannins, it also shows great black fruits and equally great concentration. This is a powerful wine that will be ready from 2018. 2017.06.02

Hecht & Bannier Bandol 2012 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points Dark and inviting, with a tightly coiled core of warm mulled anise, plum and blackberry notes and a frame of singed alder and mesquite accents. The broad, solid finish reveals a pleasant leathery echo. Best from 2017 through 2022. 2017.06.02

Bodegas Castro Martin Albarino Sobre Lias Rias Baixas DO 2015 / Wine & Spirits / 92 Points From 50-year-old vines in Salns, this wine aged for six months on its lees, developing an unusual combination of juicy pineapple flavor and stoniness. It's nervous in acidity, tightening around the leesiness to create an intense, savage albario. Far from the simple and creamy whites that populate Ras… 2017.06.02

Bodegas Castro Martin A2O Albarino Sobre Lias Rias Baixas DO 2015 / Wine & Spirits / 91 Points / Best Buy The fruit of vines between 20 and 50 years old, this spends six months on the lees to enhance the creaminess and depth of its aromas. The texture is shaped by taut acidity, full of mineral flavors and notes of citrus that leave a fresh sensation of lime and white stones. 2017.06.02

Champagne Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2006 / Sommelier Journal / Wines Drunk to Make Life Better Quite superb, powerful yet elegant, great future. 2017.06.02

El Coto de Rioja Rosé Rioja DOCa 2016 / Forbes Bone dry, and an unpretentious bargain. Darker and punchier than the ubiquitous Provence versions thanks to the Tempranillo, so a perfect version for guys who think ros too girly to drink with barbecue. 2017.06.02

Domaine de Bonserine Condrieu 2015 / Wine Spectator / 95 Points A gorgeous display of Cavaillon melon, green plum, mirabelle plum and yellow apple fruit melds seamlessly, backed by a bright anise hint and ending with a subtle echo of pear. Showing terrific range, this delivers an intellectual and hedonistic experience. Drink now through 2021 2017.05.31

Vidal-Fleury Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2012 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points Delivering steeped red currant and raspberry fruit liberally laced with singed chestnut, smoldering savory and roasted cedar accents, this alluring red has solid old-school grip, but with a fresh sanguine streak to enliven the finish. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvdre. Drink now through 2022. 2017.05.30

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 'Clos des Hospice' 2015 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points A crystal-clear Chablis, boasting white peach, apple, seashore, spice and lime blossom aromas and flavors. Though young, this is complex and harmonious, with a firm, intense aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2025 2017.05.26

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points This is singing today, offering peach, apple, stone and honey aromas and flavors. The brilliant structure keeps the elements delineated. The finish echoes mineral and lemon notes. Best from 2018 through 2025 2017.05.26

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot 2015 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points This is opulent, offset by bracing acidity, setting the stage for apple, lemon tart and spice flavors. A vein of mineral peeks out on the lingering aftertaste. Stays focused and builds nicely from start to finish. Drink now through 2024. 2017.05.26

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon Cuvee Guy Moreau 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points A touch of oak lends roundness to this fleshy white, along with vanilla and pastry accents. Balanced, staying lively as the peach, lanolin and spice notes play out. Drink now through 2024. 2017.05.26

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points Vanilla and lanolin notes frame peach, lemon cake and apple flavors, bolstered by fresh acidity. Long, leaving a lemony impression on the finish. Drink now through 2023 2017.05.26

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points Peach, lanolin, vanilla and sweet baking spice notes herald this elegant white, converging on the pinpoint, lemony finish. Excellent length. Drink now through 2024 2017.05.26

Domaine Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rosé 2016 / Vogue If it's the pale salmon color or the dryness of a Provencal ros that you like, Sancerre ross are a nice alternative. This wine offers both of those elements: It's light and dry, with layers of berry and a nice clean, mineral finish. It's great for a summer backyard barbecue with fish tacos or roasted… 2017.05.26

J. Hofstatter Lagrein Alto Adige DOC 2015 / Wine Spectator / 87 Points This bright and tangy red offers a zesty mix of blackberry, wild herb, licorice and smoke notes. Snappy finish. Drink now through 2019. 2017.05.26

Hecht & Bannier Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016 / Decanter / 92 Points Review not available at this time. 2017.05.23

Hewitson Lu Lu Sauvignon Blanc 2016 / Wall Street Journal A cool region in South Australia, east of the city of Adelaide. Home to a zingy, fairly light-bodied style of Sauvignon Blanc. This lime-zesty wine from a single vineyard in a cool site salutes winemaker Dean Hewitson's wife, Lulu. 2017.05.23

Domaine de Bonserine Côte Rotie La Garde 2012 / Wine Spectator / 95 Points Alluring black tea and bergamot aromas lead the way, followed by an assertive, polished and fleshy core of plum, cassis and cherry preserve flavors. A long bolt of iron underneath remains well-embedded, while a lingering mesquite details adds extra range and length. Best from 2019 through 2034. From… 2017.05.18

Domaine de Bonserine Côte Rotie La Viallière 2013 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points Offers a beautiful display of steeped raspberry, crushed plum and blackberry reduction flavors, layered and long, while black tea, anise, warm ganache and Black Forest cake notes fill in the background. Dense and grippy, but keeps a sense of polish, allowing the fruit to sail through the remarkably… 2017.05.18

Domaine de Bonserine Côte Rotie La Sarrasine 2013 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points Solidly built, with a core of red currant, bitter plum and raspberry coulis flavors that stretches out over slightly taut singed alder and juniper notes. Flashes of bay leaf and chestnut kick in on the finish, where a lingering iron accent has a mouthwatering feel. Best from 2019 through 2029. 2017.05.18

Le Ragose Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C. 2007 / Vinous / 93 Points Opaque dark ruby. Aromas of red plum, black cherry, sweet spices and milk chocolate. A rich, round, and very well balanced Amarone offering a boatload of red cherry, dark plum, brown spices and milk chocolate flavors that are precise and pure. Finishes very long and creamy. Lovely Amarone. 2017.05.18

Egon Muller Scharzhof Riesling QbA 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 91 Points Egon Muller's 2015 Scharzhof Riesling is crystalline clear and fresh on the nose with citrus flavors. This wine is light, lush and piquant, highly filigreed and salty, with good length and perfect harmony. A stunning, classic Scharzhof that is as pure as it is intense and crystalline clear. The grapes… 2017.05.18

Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 97 Points The 2015 Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese is beautifully clear, intense and piquant on the complex and elegant nose, which displays a great mix of tropical fruit, honey and Scharzhofberg slate with fine botrytis flavors. Round, lush and salty, this is a gorgeously rich, yet pure and piquant Auslese.… 2017.05.18

Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 96 Points The 2015 Scharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese opens with a clear, intense and very elegant bouquet that intertwines flint/slate-like aromas with perfectly ripe and piquant Scharzhofberg flavors. Terribly pure, piquant and fresh, this Spatlese with tropical fruit flavors and a great mineral tension. The… 2017.05.18

Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Kabinett 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 93 Points The 2015 Riesling Scharzhofberger Kabinett is very clear, deep, intense and complex on the nose, with smoky slate, iron and citrus flavors that come along highly delicate and with a subversive complexity. Mouth-filling, round and lush, but super clear, fresh and salty, this is a gorgeous Kabinett that… 2017.05.18

Hewitson Falkenberg Shiraz 2014 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points A floral grace note of rose petal lends aromatic lift and an elegant profile to the firm, focused core of cherry and plum flavors. A savory mineral accent lingers on the fine and focused finish. Drink now through 2030. 2017.05.18

Vidal-Fleury Vacqueyras 2015 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points Bright, with a racy iron streak driving the core of red cherry and red currant preserve flavors. A light bramble echo at the very end adds contrast. Drink now through 2018. 2017.05.18

Vidal-Fleury Gigondas 2014 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points Friendly cherry and red currant notes stream along, flecked with light tobacco and iron accents. Silky, open finish. Drink now. 2017.05.18

Vidal-Fleury Ventoux 2015 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points A textbook Ventoux red, with a light, breezy feel to the mix of violet, plum and white pepper notes, backed by a hint of incense on the finish. Drink now. 2017.05.18

Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2013 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points This still has some guts despite the slightly late release, with cherry and plum paste notes inlaid with a solid dose of roasted alder. A bit woodsy in feel, but the graphite edge adds cut on the finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvdre and Carignan. Drink now through 2018.. 2017.05.18

Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2011 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points Though lean and tightly wound, there are cherry, leather, underbrush and tea flavors buried in this red. On the muscular side and dense, with a long, resonant finish driven by acidity and tannins. Best from 2019 through 2030. 2017.05.18

Hecht & Bannier Minervois 2014 / The Wine Advocate / 87 Points Giving up plenty of roasted plum, fig, chocolate and licorice aromas and flavors, the 2014 Minervois is medium-bodied, rounded, and nicely textured on the palate. It has plenty of fruit and is a charming, enjoyable Minervois to drink over the coming 3-4 years. 2017.05.18

Hecht & Bannier Faugères 2013 / The Wine Advocate / 93 Points Sporting a deep ruby/purple color, the roughly 300-case 2013 Faugeres has a sensational bouquet of cassis, crushed violets and liquid rocks. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and impeccably balanced, it has a seamless texture, no hard edges and a clean finish. Made from 50% Syrah, 20% Mourvdre, 20% Grenache… 2017.05.18

Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Blanc 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 87 Points A solid value based on Picpoul, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc, the 2015 Languedoc Blanc offers notes of ripe apple and buttered citrus in a medium-bodied, clean, classy style. 2017.05.18

Hecht & Bannier Languedoc 2015 / The Wine Advocate / 88 Points The value-priced 2015 Languedoc delivers on all counts. Made from 55% Syrah, 25% Carignan and 20% Grenache, aged all in concrete tanks, its deep ruby color is followed by classic notes of peppery herbs and juicy berry fruits. These carry over to the palate where the wine is medium-bodied, moderately… 2017.05.18

Re Manfredi Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2012 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points Smoke, dark plum, chopped herb, baking spice and pressed violet aromas escape the glass. The full-bodied rounded palate offers dried black cherry, blackberry extract, licorice and dried herb framed in fine-grained tannins. 2017.05.18

Domaine Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2016 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points Tangy, with a mix of thyme and lime pith leading the way, backed by gooseberry and flint notes through the finish. Drink now. 2017.05.18

Attitude by Pascal Jolivet Sauvignon Blanc 2016 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points Fresh, with a light, zippy mix of peach, lemon and verbena notes. Showing textbook typicity, this is a terrific value. 2017.05.18

Fattoria dei Barbi Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2014 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points This is lean and elegant, with cherry, strawberry, underbrush, iron and sanguine flavors etched into the concrete structure. The juicy profile ends with a compact finish that stretches out with air. Drink now through 2023. 2017.05.18

Churchill's Estates Touriga Nacional 2013 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points Raspberry and red plum notes are lined with herb and mocha elements in this supple, medium-bodied red. Details of licorice, underbrush and spice meld into the creamy finish. Moderate tannins. Decant. Drink now.. 2017.05.18

Le Chiuse Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2014 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points Dried cherry, wild herb and leather aromas and flavors are the highlights of this linear red. Firm and chewy, showing fine balance and length. Drink now through 2020. 2017.05.18

Domaine Faiveley Chambolle-Musigny AC 2014 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points A sleek, focused style, this offers cherry, currant, earth and mineral aromas and flavors. Vibrant and keeps building on the palate, ending with a lingering aftertaste of fruit, mineral and spice. Best from 2019 through 2029. 2017.05.18

Hewitson Gun Metal Riesling 2016 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points Finds a balance between elegance and power, with a light and lively body. Offers intense notes of peach blossom, lime zest and honeysuckle. Vibrant and juicy on the finish, where a hint of fresh ginger chimes in. Drink now through 2025. 2017.05.18

Grooner Grooner 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points A juicy white, with flavors of apricot, peach, thyme and white pepper. Vibrant and balanced in an easygoing way. Drink now. 2017.05.18

Lungarotti Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG 2010 / Wine Enthusiast / 89 Points This full-bodied red opens with aromas of ripe black-skinned fruit, cassis and a whiff of cedar. The robust palate offers mature black plum, ground pepper and clove alongside austere, rather astringent tannins that grip the finish. Drink 20182025. 2017.05.18

Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvedre 2014 / Wine Enthusiast / 91 Points / Editors Choice The cuttings for this vineyard were taken from the Old Garden Vineyard, so despite its relatively young age, it has pedigree. Sage, smoke and black olive notes mingle easily on the nose, backed by flavors of vanilla, black cherry and mocha. Its medium to full in body and creamy in texture with a smooth,… 2017.05.18

Hewitson Old Garden Mourvedre 2013 / Wine Enthusiast / 93 Points The vineyard was planted in 1853, so these are some seriously old vines, yielding seriously concentrated fruit. The briary, blackberry fruit is lavished with toasty, vanilla-scented French oak, which melds nicely into a full-bodied, slightly creamy-textured wine that avoids any sensation of warmth or… 2017.05.18

Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Rosé 2016 / Wine Enthusiast In a region defined by Mistral winds and a Mediterranean climate, this Syrah-driven blend includes Cinsault and Grenache. It combines freshness, fruit and tones of garrigue, the savory herbal brush that's a calling card of the region. 2017.05.18

Santi Infinito Rosé 2016 / Wine Enthusiast This wine from the Veneto rivals those from Provence, with its pale hue and tartness like young strawberries. 2017.05.18

Fattoria dei Barbi Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2015 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points A rich, broad red, sporting cherry, earth and tobacco flavors. Powerful and long, with earth and leather accents on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 2017.05.08

Hewitson Gun Metal Riesling 2016 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points Finds a balance between elegance and power, with a light and lively body. Offers intense notes of peach blossom, lime zest and honeysuckle. Vibrant and juicy on the finish, where a hint of fresh ginger chimes in. Drink now through 2025. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Echezeaux Grand Cru 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 95 Points So perfumed and floral on the nose with dark fruit underneath it all. Clay, too. Full-bodied and very dense yet so agile and bright at the same time. I really like the contrast to this wine. Drink in 2022 but fascinating to drink now. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Bienvenue Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 96-97 Points Fabulous aromas of crushed lemons, stones, yogurt, flan and cooked apples follow through to a full body, round and rich fruit and a flavorful finish. Dense and so long. Fantastic potential. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 95 Points The aromas are of very subtle gun metal, dark berries and flowers. Full-bodied, dense and silky with a minerally undertone and hints of salt. Long and beautiful. Crunch acidity. Drink in 2021. Clos de Vougeot from Faiveley excells in hot and dry years like this. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Corton Grand Cru Clos de Cortons Faiveley 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 95-96 Points Fantastic aromas of crushed berries and blueberries plus hints of rose petals and mushrooms. Floral, too. Full-bodied and so and velvety with tannins that show polish and finesse. Superb potential here. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Porets St-Georges 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 94 Points Extremely rich and opulent aromas with blueberries, orange peel and peach seeds. Flowers, too. Full and round, offering up rich tannins and a flavorful finish. Very persistent. Drink in 2021 but already a joy to drink. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 94 Points This is very stretched and compressed in texture with polished tannins that pull the pretty fruit character through the wine with blueberry, cedar and light tobacco undertones. Long and pretty. Drink in 2020. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 94-95 Points A dense and rich grand cru that shows plenty of fruit and spice character not to mention delicious minerality. Full and lively with ripe tannins and a fresh finish. Dense and agile. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru Clos des Myglands 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 93 Points Wonderful aromas of plums, orange peel and stones. Full-bodied, round and soft with a juicy finish. A deep and rich pinot. Fantastic wine. Made from six hectares. Best ever? Drink now. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Chambolle-Musigny AC 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 93 Points Aromas of blueberries, stones and flowers follow through to a full to medium body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Bright and beautiful. Love the steely undertone. Drink or hold. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 93-94 Points Blueberry and stone aromas with hints of dried flowers follow through to a full body, an agile and bright center palate and a salty finish. Mineral undertones. Very pretty and long. Drink in 2021. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Meursault 1er Cru Blagny 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 93 Points Powerful aromas of dried tropical fruit with stones and salt. Full-bodied and a bit more open and rich than usual. Blagny did especially well. Ripe and lively. Drink now or hold. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge La Framboisiere 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 92 Points This is a long-time favorite and bright and vivid on the nose, displaying strawberry and stone character. Medium-bodied, silky and long with a lovely finish. Salty undertones. A linear and focused Mercurey. Drink now. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Beaune 1er Cru Clos de l'Ecu 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 92 Points Wonderful blackberry and blueberry aromas with stones and wet earth. Medium-bodied, tight and linear with fresh tannins and a beautiful finish. Very savory. Delicate finish. Needs time to come together. Drink in 2020. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 92 Points Very pretty and lively with stones and minerals. Dried apples and lemon zest. Medium to full body, beautiful density and intense flavors. Hints of lime on the finish. Some salt to boot. A monopole white from Cte de Chalonnaise. Drink now. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Bourgogne Rouge 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 91 Points Bright and fruity with strawberry and orange-peel aromas that follow through to a medium body, bright acidity and a clean finish. Crisp and clean. Excellent Bourgogne red. 2017.05.02

Domaine Faiveley Bourgogne Blanc 2015 / JamesSuckling.com / 90 Points Aromas of cooked apples, lemons and minerals follow through to a medium to full body, bright acidity and a clean and minerally aftertaste. A go-to Bourgogne blanc. Drink now. 2017.05.02

Re Manfredi Vigneto “Serpara” Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2011 / Vinous / 91+ Points Deep ruby. Balsamic nuances complement ripe black cherry, floral and mineral aromas. Enters big and dense, but suave tannins and lively acids provide backbone to the rich ripe fruit flavors. Finishes spicy and long, displaying strong vanilla tones. Lovely wine. This is the first DOCG Aglianico del Vulture… 2017.04.28

Re Manfredi Vigneto “Serpara” Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2010 / Vinous / 90 Points Saturated ruby. Deep-pitched aromas of cherry, camphor, tobacco, ink and vanilla, along with a smoky overtone. Juicy and dense on entry, then tighter in the midpalate, offering chewy, flinty dark fruit, tar and ink flavors. The vanilla note repeats on the finish, which features slightly tough, chewy… 2017.04.28

Re Manfredi Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2011 / Vinous / 91 Points Deep ruby. Very spicy aromas of red cherry, underbrush, licorice and tobacco. Enters big, broad and juicy, delivering ripe black cherry and vanilla flavors that are nicely framed by polished tannins. Finishes long and ripe but with vibrant acidity and a strong note of licorice. Powerful and dense, but… 2017.04.28

Re Manfredi Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2012 / Vinous / 90 Points Deep ruby-red. Aromas of black cherry and flowers are strongly marked by camphor and coffee. Thick, dense and youthfully chewy, offering fresh plum, chlorophyll and violet flavors on the long, tactile finish. Aged in French oak barriques, this is made with grapes grown in a vineyard of 52 hectares (32… 2017.04.28

Re Manfredi Bianco Basilicata IGT 2015 / Vinous / 89 Points A rich, broad red, sporting cherry, earth and tobacco flavors. Powerful and long, with earth and leather accents on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 2017.04.28

Domaine Jacques Prieur Musigny Grand Cru 2015 / Burghound / 93-95 Points (from a .77 ha parcel in the climat Combe dOrveau, which is also a monopole of the domaine; 20% whole clusters). An ultra-spicy and pure nose offers up notes of black raspberry, sandalwood and in the same fashion as the Ech, Asian-style exotic tea scents. There is a highly polished mouth feel to the… 2017.04.28

Domaine Jacques Prieur Echezeaux Grand Cru 2015 / Burghound / 91-94 Points (from a .36 ha parcel located in the climate of Champs Traversin). Decidedly ripe yet much fresher aromas combine to present notes of cassis, plum and spiced Asian-style tea. The suave, velvety and plump yet muscular flavors possess better punch along with plenty of sappy dry extract that does a fine… 2017.04.28

Domaine Jacques Prieur Chambertin Grand Cru 2015 / Burghound / 89-92 Points (from 5 separate parcels in both Chambertin and Clos de Bze, which measure .84 ha; note that this figure includes the declassified vines). Here the nose is similar to that of the Gevrey 1er save for being just a touch fresher. There is also a bit better energy to the bigger-bodied and richer flavors… 2017.04.28

Domaine Jacques Prieur Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2015 / Burghound / 91-94 Points (from a 1.19 ha parcel of vines at the bottom of the slope; 50% whole clusters). A ripe yet restrained nose somewhat grudgingly offers up its aromas of dark currant, plum, spice and freshly turned earth. There is outstanding size, weight and concentration to the very suave, round and quite generously… 2017.04.28

Domaine Jacques Prieur Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 2015 / Burghound / 91-93 Points (from a .63 ha parcel; 50% whole clusters). An elegant, pure and ripe nose retains good freshness to the impressively broad assortment of red berry fruit aromas that are interwoven with plum, floral and earth nuances. There is a taut muscularity to the punchy and delicious medium weight plus-sized flavors… 2017.04.28

Domaine Jacques Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2015 / Burghound / 89-91 Points (from younger vines in Clos des Santenots; vinified with 50% whole clusters). Discreet notes of violet and lilac can be found on the attractively spicy black pinot fruit aromas that precede the velvety and relatively tender medium weight flavors that possess solid concentration and particularly so for… 2017.04.28

Domaine Jacques Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Clos de Santenots 2015 / Burghound / 92-94 Points (from a mix of older vines up to 80 years of age; 100% whole clusters). Subtle but not invisible oak easily allows the liqueur-like black cherry, spice, lavender and a whisper of dried mandarin orange peel to be appreciated. There is excellent density to the sleekly muscular and mineral-driven flavors… 2017.04.28

Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru Champs-Pimont Rouge 2015 / Burghound / 89-91 Points This is also quite ripe as there are similar liqueur-like aromas of red and dark cherry, plum and subtle spice nuances. Here too there is excellent volume and mid-palate concentration to the nicely energetic and more obviously mineral-inflected flavors that possess fine persistence if not quite the… 2017.04.28

Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru Greves 2015 / Burghound / 89-92 Points (from a 1.17 ha parcel). A slightly fresher nose is composed of liqueur-like aromas of black raspberry, lilac, violet and whisper of warm earth. There is a better sense of verve to the detailed and relatively powerful medium-bodied flavors that possess fine mid palate concentration while delivering… 2017.04.28

Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Feguine Rouge 2015 / Burghound / 87-90 Points (a 1.59 ha climat of Coucherias and a monopole of the domaine). A well-layered mix of both red and dark currant is trimmed in ripe nuances of plum and violets. The exceptionally rich, suave and seductively textured flavors possess an opulent mouth feel while delivering reasonably good length on the… 2017.04.28

Pig's Nose Pig's Nose Scotch Whisky NV / Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2017 / 93 Points Soft and sweet on the nose with notes of custard, cinnamon, smoke, and peach pure. Beautifully textured with caramelized nuts, cherry, bacon fat, and the slightest suggestion of peat, this is a smooth, and sippable whisky. 2017.04.13

Re Manfredi Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2012 / Wine Enthusiast / 90 Points Smoke, dark plum, chopped herb, baking spice and pressed violet aromas escape the glass. The full-bodied rounded palate offers dried black cherry, blackberry extract, licorice and dried herb framed in fine-grained tannins. 2017.04.13

Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvedre 2014 / Wine Enthusiast / 91 Points The cuttings for this vineyard were taken from the Old Garden Vineyard, so despite its relatively young age, it has pedigree. Sage, smoke and black olive notes mingle easily on the nose, backed by flavors of vanilla, black cherry and mocha. Its medium to full in body and creamy in texture with a smooth,… 2017.04.13

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis 2015 / Bloomberg.com / The 15 Best Chardonnays Under $50 For good-value chardonnays from Burgundy, look no further than village Chablis like this bottling. Made by a great father-and-son team, it has the regions trademark lightness, elegance, and minerality, but also the round richness of a warm vintage. 2017.04.13

Marchesi di Barolo Sarmassa Barolo DOCG 2011 / 1WineDude.com / A Brawny, balsamic, big, bold, beautifully balanced; bring your intellectual side or stay home. 2017.04.13

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points This ripe version is round and full of apple and peach flavors, yet with Chablis' telltale stony seashore hint, ending with a moderately long finish. Drink now through 2020. 2017.04.07

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points This steely white offers lime, apple and mineral flavors, with touches of white flowers and spice. Ends with a juicy feel. Drink now through 2021. 2017.04.07

Domaine Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Les Caillottes 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points Mouthwatering from the start, with crunchy acidity driving the notes of white asparagus, white peach, flint and lemon pith. Offers a rapier finish. Drink now through 2021. 2017.04.07

Domaine Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Clos du Roy 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points This has a taut, bony feel, with a light chalky frame melding with thyme, white peach, jicama and flint notes. Shows lovely range and a long, piercing finish. Drink now through 2021. 2017.04.07

Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles (Recolte du Domaine) 2014 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points Racy and intense, this white offers lemon, apple, vanilla and butterscotch aromas and flavors. Though lean, this is well-balanced, lingering with mineral, spice and citrus elements. Best from 2018 through 2026. 2017.04.07

Olivier Leflaive Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points This is lush, with elements of toast accenting the peach, floral and citrus flavors. Lively acidity lends this definition. Balanced, but needs time to integrate fully. Best from 2018 through 2027. 2017.04.07

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge La Framboisiere 2014 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points Pretty cherry and raspberry fruit is matched to an open texture in this elegant red. Firm, adding earth and light vegetal notes. Finishes long. Drink now through 2022. 2017.04.07

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru Clos des Myglands 2014 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points A burst of raspberry and blueberry highlights this lean, sinewy version. Intense, with spice and mineral elements emerging as this plays out on the long aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2029. 2017.04.07

Domaine Faiveley Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens 2014 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points Full of pure cherry, currant and floral aromas and flavors, this red is also silky, showing no shortage of structure. Builds to a long conclusion, with additional grip and a lasting impression of fruit. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2017.04.07

Domaine Faiveley Corton Grand Cru Clos de Cortons Faiveley 2014 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points This is pure, featuring cherry, berry, floral and spice aromas and flavors married to a vivid structure. Firms up nicely as the fruit and supporting matrix build to a long finish. Best from 2020 through 2033. 2017.04.07

Domaine Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges AC 2014 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points An alluring mix of cherry, raspberry, spice and earth flavors combine in this supple red. Rich and juicy, with a lingering aftertaste of ripe fruit and tangy acidity. Drink now through 2023. 2017.04.07

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils Chablis 2015 / Bloomberg.com / The 15 Best Chardonnays Under $50! For good-value chardonnays from Burgundy, look no further than village Chablis like this bottling. Made by a great father-and-son team, it has the regions trademark lightness, elegance, and minerality, but also the round richness of a warm vintage. 2017.04.07

El Coto de Rioja Coto Real Rioja DOCa. 2010 / Forbes This is El Cotos new effort, or new to the American market, and it marks a distinct departure from the consistent style of the three wines above.It comes from a single vineyard of 80 year old vines yielding just 20 hectoliters per hectare. Its a beautiful, luxury wine, but more international… 2017.04.07

El Coto de Rioja Coto de Imaz Rioja Gran Reserva DOCa 2008 / Forbes The seductively delicate nose charms and intoxicates and Im not talking about alcohol here. Subtle hints of sage, mint and rosemary, monte bajo what the French call garrigue, that mlange of Mediterranean herbs that infuses these characterful old red wine -- waft out of the glass enveloping my senses.Made… 2017.04.07

El Coto de Rioja Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva Rioja DOCa 2012 / Forbes The pattern was similar with the Reserva, just with more interesting rewards: after an hour it had expanded demonstrating an openhanded generosity with intriguing layers of complexity, each sip taking me deeper into the dusty cool of a 500 year old Spanish church on a hot summer's day. 2017.04.07

El Coto de Rioja Crianza Rioja DOCa 2013 / Forbes Rich and flavorful as the Iberico ham we drank it with. Packed with red summer berries, it was a bit tart and angular at first, but will improve for 3-5 years, thought I. But we didnt have to wait that long as time passed and the meal progressed, it opened delightfully, the angular acidity mellowing… 2017.04.07

Bodega El Esteco Ciclos Malbec-Merlot 2012 / Decanter / 90 Points Lifted notes of tangerine and black fruits. Ripe, juicy and generous and also shows a tight-knit structure and a mineral edge that will allow it to become more complex with time. 2017.04.06

Bodega El Esteco Ciclos Malbec-Merlot 2012 / The Wine Advocate / 91 Points Produced as a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Merlot, the 2012 Ciclos Icono matured in French and American oak barrels for 15 months. There are some charred aromas and notes of ripe fruit and Mediterranean herbs (esparto grass). The palate is medium-bodied but it fills the mouth quite well with fine tannins… 2017.04.06

Famille Hugel Gewurztraminer Classic 2014 / Vinous / 89+ Points Bright yellow. Classic aromas of grapefruit, smoked beef and sweet spices. Vivid, precise and fruity, preserving noteworthy freshness in light of what can best be described as enamel-shattering acidity. Very well balanced on the dry, long finish. A major success for Gewrz in 2014. 2017.03.24

Famille Hugel Pinot Gris Classic 2014 / Vinous / 88 Points Bright straw. Lovely nose of apple, pear and caramel; not unlike a fresh summer-fruit cocktail. Then more austere on the palate, but with fresh, lively apple and pear flavors. Finishes medium-long and clean. Given the difficult year, its not surprising that I found this a little less complex and showy… 2017.03.24

Famille Hugel Pinot Blanc Cuvee Les Amours 2014 / Vinous / 88 Points Pale straw-green. Crisp, fresh aromas of beeswax, stone fruit and botanical herbs. Fresh and juicy, featuring honeyed orchard fruit flavors, but turns a little cloying toward the medium-long back end. 2017.03.24

Famille Hugel Gentil 2015 / Vinous / 88 Points Bright straw. Fresh citrus and floral aromas and flavors are simple and bright. Offers surprising texture for an entry-level wine, finishing bright and clean, with average length. A little larger in the mouth than the 2014, in keeping with the warmer year. A very complex blend of Sylvaner, Riesling… 2017.03.24

Umberto Cavicchioli e Figli Vigna del Cristo Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC 2014 / Robb Report / 5 Lambruscos Worth a Second Sip The Cristo locality of Sorbara is one of the worlds most prestigious growing sites for Lambrusco, and it is where the Cavicchioli family has been producing its prized wines for more than a century. This limited-production, 100-percent Sorbarathe 2014 vintage of Umberto Cavicchioli e Figli Vigna del… 2017.03.24

Domaine Faiveley Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points A velvety and opulent red, boasting flavors of black cherry, raspberry, currant and spice. This is elegant, showing finesse and beautiful harmony, backed by a deftly integrated structure and discreet oak. Exhibits fine length, with lingering fruit and spice details. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2017.03.24

Domaine Faiveley Vosne Romanee AC 2014 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points A pure, elegant version, showing rose, cherry, raspberry and currant flavors, accented by spice and mineral hints. Delicate and lacy, with a firm backbone. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2017.03.24

Fattoria dei Barbi Vigna del Fiore Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011 / Wine Spectator / 95 Points Concentrated and intense, with macerated cherry and raspberry fruit, augmented by tobacco, iron and leather notes. Builds to a complex aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2035 2017.03.24

El Coto de Rioja Crianza Rioja DOCa 2013 / The Tasting Panel / 90 Points Sour cherry and raspberries countered with cinnamon-dominated baking spice in a medium, soft-bodied 100% Tempranillo. Just a touch of savory dill lingers on the palate. El Coto consists of a group of winemakers who own the largest vineyard holdings in Rioja. This enables them to pass the savings along… 2017.03.24

Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 / The Wine Advocate / 92 Points Simonetta Valiani's Le Chiuse shows very nice results in this vintage. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino opens relatively quickly after being poured into the glass. It opens to soft aromas of ripe cherry and dark fruit with leather, tobacco and spice at the back. The wine is shapely, supple and shows… 2017.03.24

Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2011 / The Wine Advocate / 94 Points Fattoria dei Barbi's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva shows thick lines and excellent composure. The warm 2011 vintage tends to offer more jammy fruit aromas and you get a fleeting sense of that here. There is extra suppleness and softness that comes from a hot summer growing season. The wine's basic… 2017.03.24

Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 / The Wine Advocate / 93 Points The 2012 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino offers a clear and bright quality of fruit. This wine really hits the high notes better than most others in its class. Stefano Cineli Colombini and his team have done a fine job with this Brunello annata. Beyond the dark cherry and cassis are elegant… 2017.03.24

Luigi Bosca Icono Luigi Bosca 2010 / The Wine Advocate / 92 Points The boldly named 2010 Icono is a big blend of 55% Malbec with 45% Sauvignon from their vineyards in Las Compuertas in Lujn de Cuyo. They commented that the 2010 harvest was well balanced, with excellent grain maturity and firm tannins. The wine spends 18 months in new French barrels (down from 30 in… 2017.03.21

Luigi Bosca Malbec D.O.C. 2014 / The Wine Advocate / 90 Points The 2014 Malbec D O C, one of the few Controlled Appellation wines (D.O.C.) from Lujan de Cuyo, is pure Malbec aged for 14 month in new French oak barrels. But, the nose is not about the barrel but about the place and its different soils, with ripe fruit without excess and a pinch of spices. The palate… 2017.03.21

Grooner Grooner 2015 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points / Best Value! A juicy white, with flavors of apricot, peach, thyme and white pepper. Vibrant and balanced in an easygoing way. Drink now. 2017.03.20

Olivier Leflaive Batard Montrachet Grand Cru (Recolte du Domaine) 2013 / Wine Spectator / 96 Points Lean, intense and tightly wound, offering a core of lemon cake, apple and mineral wrapped in a veil of toasty oak. Vivid acidity cuts through, marshaling the long finish, where spice and mineral elements linger. Best from 2019 through 2028. 2017.03.16

Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 / Vinous / 91 Points Good bright red with pale rim. Racy aromas of spicy red berries, sour red cherries and rhubarb on the nose. Crisp, bright and juicy, with an enticing easy-going sweetness characterizing the fresh and tasty red berry and mineral flavors. This medium-bodied wine is quite tangy and penetrating today with… 2017.03.15

Domaine Faiveley Beaune 1er Cru Clos de l'Ecu 2014 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points Fresh and succulent, with a texture enfolding the strawberry, cherry, spice and tobacco flavors. This is silky and refined despite the firm tannins girding the finish. Shows fine balance and a long aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2030. 2017.03.15

Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos de Issarts 2014 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points Forthcoming aromas of cherry, raspberry, spice and graphite are the main themes, with smoke and tar accents lurking underneath. Everything is in the right place, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2017.03.15

Domaine Faiveley Volnay 1er Cru Fremiets 2014 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points Black cherry and floral aromas and flavors permeate the lacy texture of this enticing red. Spice, tea and mineral notes add depth, with an iron accent on the lingering finish. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2017.03.15

Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2014 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points There's plenty of fruit here, along with a dense and tight structure. Sour cherry, currant, spice and earthy, leafy elements play out on the long, grippy finish. Best from 2020 through 2033. 2017.03.15

Domaine Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fume Les Griottes 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points Ripe, with a core of gooseberry and mirabelle plum notes, carried by a flinty spine through a focused, smoke-tinged finish. Drink now through 2018. 2017.03.15

Domaine Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Le Chene Marchand 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points Fresh, with good cut to the mix of gooseberry and white peach notes. A pithy jicama edge on the finish imparts tension. Drink now through 218. 2017.03.15

Domaine Jacques Prieur Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points Marked by sweet oak, this displays black cherry, earth and mineral flavors in a linear profile. Long and balanced, with bright acidity driving the earth- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2017.03.15

Domaine Jacques Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Champans 2014 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points Rich and dense, wrapped in a layer of spicy new oak, this red offers black cherry and blackberry flavors. Dusty tannins quickly take over. The finish is vibrant and long. Best from 2020 through 2032. 2017.03.15

Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Feguine Rouge 2014 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points Dominated by oak initially, this offers black cherry and black currant fruit that comes forward with air, framed by toast and spice details. Shows some power, with a firm, dusty finish. Best from 2019 through 2030. 2017.03.15

Nino Negri Inferno Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2013 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points This elegant, light- to medium-bodied red weaves together a subtle mesh of smoke, grilled herb, dried fig and cherry fruit. Fresh, with light tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 2017.03.15

Nino Negri 'Quadrio' Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2011 / Wine Spectator / 87 Points A juicy red, light-bodied and balanced, offering flavors of dried raspberry, singed citrus peel and fresh, loamy earth. Silky on the finish. Nebbiolo and Merlot. Drink now through 2019. 2017.03.15

Nino Negri Sfursat della Valtellina DOCG 2012 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points Creamy tannins frame this finely knit red, layered with a rich profile of plumped black cherry, raspberry, licorice snap and singed orange peel. Offers a long, lingering finish. Best from 2018 through 2027. 2017.03.15

El Coto de Rioja Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva Rioja DOCa 2012 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points This generous red offers ripe flavors of dried cherry and roasted plum, in a thick texture, with accents of cocoa and loamy earth. Balsamic acidity maintains balance. Drink now through 2020. 2017.03.15

Bodegas Castro Martin A2O Albarino Sobre Lias Rias Baixas DO 2015 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points Crisp and energetic, this lively white wraps bright peach and blanched almond details in tangy tangerine and quince flavors, finishing with a light briny note on the finish. Drink now. 2017.03.15

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2015 / Vinous / 89-91 Points Healthy pale yellow. Slightly high-toned, very ripe aromas of yellow peach and pineapple. In a low-SO2 phase, this comes across as plush, sweet and rich, with inviting stone fruit and lime flavors carrying nicely on the finish. But more Chardonnay than grand cru Chablis. 2017.03.15

Domaine Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers 2014 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points Enticing flavors of smoky black cherry, blackberry and violet are the hallmarks of this suave red. Picks up spice accents as the firm structure asserts itself. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2017.03.14

Domaine Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Porets St-Georges 2014 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points Black currant, cherry and raspberry flavors are framed by tobacco and spicy oak in this elegant red. Firms up, yet has the potential to come together quickly. Best from 2019 through 2030 2017.03.14

Domaine Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes 2014 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points This is vibrant, featuring cherry and wild berry flavors that take on spice and leafy, vegetal accents. Solid, with a line of tannins demarcating the finish. Best from 2019 through 2030. 2017.03.14

Domaine Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Vignerondes 2014 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points Violet and black currant notes mark this intense, brooding red. The vivid acidity creates tension, while the dense tannins provide a matrix of support. Best from 2020 through 2035 2017.03.14

Edinburgh Gin Seaside Gin NV / The Whisky Advocate From the same stable as Sheep Dip and Pig's Nose whiskies, Edinburgh Gin offers a selection of innovative gins, including this version with its foraged seaside botanicals like scurvy grass. Taste: Aromatic spices meet mineral and salty notes. 2017.03.03

Chateau Saint-Sulpice Esprit de Saint-Sulpice Bordeaux Blanc 2015 / Wine Spectator / 87 Points Fresh lemon and mirabelle plum notes stream through, laced with verbena and chamomile threads. Rounded, friendly feel on the finish. Sauvignon Blanc and Smillon. Drink now. 2017.03.03

Le Ragose Valpolicella Classico Ripasso Superiore DOC 2012 / Wine Spectator / 87 Points A savory red, with hints of underbrush and smoke up front, but bright acidity carries a creamy mix of crushed raspberry, orange zest and ground ginger notes. Drink now through 2019. 2017.03.03

Domaine Jacques Prieur Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2014 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points This is tight, with a heady mix of black cherry, black currant, violet and spice flavors. There is a dusty feel to the tannins, leaving an astringent finish. Shows power and fine length. Best from 2022 through 2035. 2017.03.03

Olivier Leflaive Meursault 2014 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points This is bright and focused, channeling lemon, grapefruit and stone flavors into a linear, racy conclusion. Intense, lacking the harmony found in the best of this vintage. Best from 2018 through 2025. 2017.03.03

Olivier Leflaive Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Marc (Recolte du Domaine) 2014 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points A plump, fleshy white, backed by lively acidity, with flavors that evoke apple, lemon, butterscotch and smoky oak. Needs several months to settle in, but shows fine potential. Best from 2018 through 2025. 2017.03.03

Olivier Leflaive Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Abbaye de Morgeot (Recolte du Domaine) 2014 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points A stony, chalk-infused white, with notes of peach, apple, lemon, butterscotch and pastry. Vibrant and racy, with a slightly hard edge on the lingering finish. Best from 2019 through 2028. 2017.03.03

Nino Negri 'Le Tense' Sassella Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2013 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points A bright and juicy red, light- to medium-bodied, with tar and spice accents to the plumped cherry fruit. Chewy finish. Drink now through 2021. 2017.03.03

Nino Negri Ca’Brione Terrazze Retiche di Sondrio I.G.T. 2015 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points Creamy and well-knit, this medium-bodied white shows a broad palate of baked pear, lemon curd and lightly toasted almond notes. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Incrocio Manzoni and Chiavennasca. Drink now. 2017.03.03

Egon Muller Kanta Riesling 2014 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points Vibrant and crisp, with whiffs of honey and lanolin to the core of lime and pear flavors. Light-bodied yet intense. Drink now. 2017.03.03

Egon Muller Scharzhof Riesling QbA 2015 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points This has a minerally aroma and red peach, melon, red currant and nectarine flavors that are finely textured. Lively in the midpalate, offering a crunchy finish that lingers with lightly smoke notes. Drink now through 2020. 2017.03.03

Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese 2015 / Wine Spectator / 92 Points Rich and refined, with well-sculpted flavors of white currant, flint, apple and green pear. Dried apricot notes fill in the midpalate, with a long, minerally finish that features savory herbal accents. Very fresh. Best from 2034 through . 2017.03.03

Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Kabinett 2015 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points This offers mouthfilling rich, fruity flavors of peach, ripe apple and melon that are plushly spiced, with lemon curd notes on the crisp finish. Drink now through 2022. 2017.03.03

Marchesi di Barolo Gavi DOCG 2015 / Wine Spectator / 87 Points A mix of lemon, peach and chamomile notes gives this wine immediate appeal. Crisp and lingering nicely, with a grassy accent. Drink now. 2017.03.03

Marchesi di Barolo Madonna del Dono Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2015 / Wine Spectator / 88 Points A trim, athletic red, with an upright structure channeling the black cherry, blackberry and violet flavors. The compact finish keeps the theme intact. Drink now through 2020. 2017.03.03

Marchesi di Barolo Coste di Rose Barolo DOCG 2012 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points A dense matrix supports flavors of cherry, eucalyptus, licorice, and rose hip tea. Tensile and lively, with a lingering aftertaste of leather and tobacco. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2017.03.03

Attitude by Pascal Jolivet Sauvignon Blanc 2015 / Wine Spectator / 87 Points Has the plump edge of the vintage, with wet straw, lemon curd and gooseberry gele notes. Light flint echo on the finish. Drink now. 2017.03.03

J. J. Vincent Cremant de Bourgogne NV / Wine Spectator / 88 Points Bright and juicy, this balanced bubbly offers a lively bead and flavors of poached apricot, pastry and honey. Delivers a tangy, saline-tinged finish. Drink now. 2017.03.03

Chateau Fuissé Pouilly Fuissé Le Clos 2014 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points A taut, linear version, with apple, lemon, spice and stone notes wound around the backbone of acidity, this is a bit austere in flavor yet remains long and focused. Drink now through 2024. 2017.03.03

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons 2014 / Wine Spectator / 90 Granny Smith apple, green plum, lime and gunflint flavors are the hallmarks of this sleek, vivid Chablis. The tension-filled finish evokes citrus and stone. Drink now through 2024. 2017.03.03

Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots 2014 / Wine Spectator / 93 Points A floral style, this is racy and long, with lemon, green apple and stone notes. Austere, yet intense and mouthwatering, this leaves a chalky impression on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2030. 2017.03.03

Domaine Faiveley Montagny Blanc 2014 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points A brisk, elegant style, offering lemon curd, apple and light spice flavors, this tails off slightly, but lingers with subtle elements of citrus and spice. Drink now through 2020. 2017.03.03

Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin AC 2014 / Wine Spectator / 89 Points Sweet berry and cherry flavors are front and center, while spice and light vegetal accents flit around the edges of this taut red. Fine length. Best from 2018 through 2026. 2017.03.03

Bodegas Castro Martin Albarino Sobre Lias Rias Baixas DO 2015 / Wine Spectator / 87 Points This tangy white offers juicy flavors of tangerine, quince and kiwifruit, with lively acidity and a light, clean texture. Refreshing. Drink now. 2017.03.03

La Scolca White Label Gavi DOCG 2015 / Forbes / 10 Great White Wines Under $20 To Drink Tonight You expect the sort of intense, precisely focused minerality from low-yielding, 20 to 30-year-old mountainside vines that this wine shows in abundance, but very rarely at this bargain basement price. No oak but extended lees aging give it more presence than most generic Gavis. 2017.03.03

Bodegas Castro Martin A2O Albarino Sobre Lias Rias Baixas DO 2015 / Forbes / 10 Great White Wines Under $20 To Drink Tonight Has Albarino's dry, green-apple crispness but lifted out of the all-too-ordinary banality of the varietal by loads of fabulous fruit. Not a wine for meaty fish, but I'm going to try it with Dover Sole. 2017.03.03

Tenuta Rapitala Hugonis Cabernet Sauvignon/Nero d’Avola Sicilia I.G.T. 2013 / Wine Spectator / 90 Points Rich notes of black currant, bay leaf and anise are set in an elegant, medium- to full-bodied frame that is well-knit, with supple tannins. Creamy, showing hints of smoke and spicy mineral on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Nero d'Avola. Drink now through 2023. 2017.03.03

Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 / Wine Enthusiast / 96 Points / Cellar Selection Top 100 Cellar Selections Wines for 2017 - #29Darkskinned berry, forest floor, pipe tobacco, new leather and balsamic notes float out of the glass. On the elegantly structured palate, taut, polished tannins and vibrant acidity frame ripe red cherry, exotic spice and aromatic herb flavors.… 2017.03.03

Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points Charming and open, this red exudes cherry, strawberry and rose aromas and flavors. Remains elegant overall despite the firm, ripe tannins underneath. Approachable now, yet this should develop well over the next decade. Best from 2019 through 2032 2017.03.03

Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 / Wine Spectator / 94 Points You can almost smell the countryside in this expressive red. Wild herb, underbrush, cherry and smoke notes weave throughout this supple red. Firms up on the finish while remaining fresh and resonant. Best from 2020 through 2035 2017.03.03

Olivier Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet AC 2014 / Wine Spectator / 91 Points A smoky note overlays apple and lemon notes in this sleek, vibrant white, which is expressive, with a creamy texture and vivid acidity driving the lingering pastry and citrus flavors. Drink now through 2023. 2017.03.03