95 Points, James Suckling
One of America’s all-time classic Bordeaux Blends and the 2017 Wine Spectator #1 Wine of the Year returns in very limited supply in the fantastic 2019 vintage in Napa where a return to even and dry weather throughout the growing season created the perfect recipe for this flagship bottling. This is a well-rounded and lavish American Bordeaux blend that demonstrates the wonders of North America’s undisputed top Merlot. This beauty also has at least 25-30 years of cellaring potential going for it as well.
94 Pts, James Suckling
Known just as ‘Privada Family Blend’, this has been slowly released to the general public over the last several years. Consequently the press has caught up. This under $20 gem checks in at 94 points – a feat that you rarely see at that price. You’d be smart to snag a few bottles before it’s too late!
Guess who is the first one to have the roaring new 2021 vintage for the Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay? That’s right! We’ve officially made it. This is one that Nicholas Wines readers can’t get enough of – it always delivers.. It leads with an inviting nose with fresh citrus and lemon notes. So juicy, bright and well-balanced – it’s classic Caymus, rich and hedonistic with a wonderful creaminess. Be the first one to lock into this great new vintage.
91 Points – #61 Wine of the Year, Wine Spectator (2022)
The 2020 Damilano Barbera d’Asti is a force to be reckoned with, a big, juicy wine with a pretty modest price tag. Utilizing fruit from an 11-hectare vineyard in Casorzo, with the average vine age of over 30 years, their Barbera is inky black to the rim with great depth and lots of purple and black fruited flavors. The aromas are intense, a wonderful mix of black fruits, currants, macerated cherries and baking spices. And the balance and poise steal the show and seal the deal.