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Vinous is a modern day cross between magazine and web-site, and the brainchild of renowned wine critic Antonio Galloni. In 2014, Vinous acquired another leading wine publication, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, and expanded it's wine coverage to all major wine regions. Vinous reviews thousands of wines each year, and is a trusted source for guidance when it comes to choosing wines. Use Vinous ratings on this site to assist you in choosing the perfect wine!
VN9393 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2020 The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is seductive, with its sweet spices and floral tones in a bouquet that gives way to dusty black cherry with grounding notes of worn leather and shaved cedar. Dark, ripe fruits, propelled by vibrant acids, and a mix of cooling minerals, savory spice, and fine tannins settle in. The finish is long and structured, with resonating acids, as ripe red fruits and sweet spices slowly fade under an air of pretty red florals. This is a gorgeous expression that can be enjoyed now but will also perform beautifully over the medium term in the cellar. A wonderful mix of ripeness and structure.Premier SelectPremier Select wines are handpicked by our staff from amongst thousands of wines for their exceptional quality. They're made by a top producer and comparable to wines at twice the cost.
VN8787 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2021 Brilliant ruby. Jammy, spice-tinged red fruits on the nose and palate, and a subtle floral nuance in the background. Supple and easygoing, showing some heat on the broad finish, which betrays just a hint of tannins.
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WS8888 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 1, 2019 A high-toned acidity keeps this wine’s notes of ripe plum and fruit nectar in line and on point.VN8787 pts. - Vinous - Sep 2019 The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Highlands District is a bold, pungent wine. Savory herbs, tobacco and cedar add a strong aromatic presence. Although a very good wine, the Cabernet is not quite as compelling as the other wines in the range, while the savory style is on the edge of being distractingly vegetal.Premier SelectPremier Select wines are handpicked by our staff from amongst thousands of wines for their exceptional quality. They're made by a top producer and comparable to wines at twice the cost.
SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 15, 2018 A well-cut and lacy Champagne in an elegant, aperitif style, with hints of chalk and graphite underscoring the lively Honeycrisp apple, cherry and lemon curd flavors. Offers a sleek, minerally finish. Drink now through 2021.WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/1/2013 One of the most familiar of Champagnes, the Yellow Label is finely made — a fruity while structured wine. It has both fresh and fragrant fruit as well as richness, a soft, creamy texture and bright acidity. There is no sense in bottle aging here — drink this wine because of its crispness.WS9090 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 1, 1997 The quality of this non-vintage blend is impressive, from it integrated Champagne scent to its creamy texture that carries aromas and flavors of green apples, white flowers, and fine minerality. It all comes together in the finish, where the opulent, pillowy texture meets the crispness of the mousse and light acidity.RP8787 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Dec 2008 The NV Brut offers up attractive notes of smoke, tar, rich ripe pears and flowers in a medium to full-bodied style. There is a good measure of persistence, although the wine could use a little more polish on the finish. This is Lot 14009913, disgorged between December, 2007 and January, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2008–2010.ST8787 pts. - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar - Nov/Dec 2011 Bright yellow-gold. Poached pear and candied citrus fruits on the nose, which shows notes of spun sugar and toffee. Sweet orchard and pit fruit flavors are slightly cloying and loose-knit, with slow-mounting spiciness. Finishes on a warm note, with decent length and a suggestion of candied orange.
JS9090 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Aromas of sliced apples, lemon pith, crushed sage, raw almonds and stones. Medium-bodied, creamy and mild with crisp acidity and a crunchy stone-fruit texture. Flavorful finish. Drink now. (James Suckling)WE8787 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/31/2022 This hedonistic treat is a well-executed take on the buttery-creamy style of Chardonnay. The wine features coconut and warm apple-pie aromas, with a splash of rose water on the nose. Flavors such as lemon butter, spicy cinnamon and caramel apple fill every nook and cranny of the olfactory system. (Michael Alberty)
SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2022 Sleek and steely, with vibrant lime, kiwifruit and grapefruit flavors that finish with snap. Drink now. 735,000 cases made. (Tim Fish)WE8888 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2022 Aromas of fresh peach and flower lead to stone-fruit flavors that are well balanced. The concentration is lighter than the aromas might suggest, though it’s lovely. (Sean P. Sullivan)WS8888 pts. - Wine & Spirits - 06/22 Chateau Ste. Michelle makes the best bang-for-buck riesling out there, period. This one leads with complex scents of celery and passion fruit, along with a candied peach note. It’s off-dry with a thrust of sweetness that’s broad and appealing.
VN8989 pts. - Vinous - Dec 2020 The NV Prosecco Extra Dry is understated with a dusty display of white flowers, chamomile, crushed stone and pear. It’s pleasantly sweet and creamy, contrasted by brisk acids with notes of ripe apple and hints of spice. Floral nuances linger long through the perfectly fresh finale. (Eric Guido)
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JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, February 7, 2022 Pale rose color with pretty aromas of lavender, rosehip, strawberries, cherries and cloves. It’s medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a supple, creamy palate. Perfumed and elegant. Drink now.
VN9191 pts. - Vinous - Jul 2022 Bright, onion-skin color. Fresh and incisive on the nose, displaying red berry, citrus fruit and floral qualities and subtle mineral and spice flourishes. Juicy and sharply focused, putting forward lithe strawberry, blood orange and honeysuckle flavors that deepen through the back half. Finishes long and silky, with the red fruit and floral notes lingering. (Josh Raynolds)WE8989 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 8/1/2022 Bright with ripe fruit, this is a juicy wine that exudes red berry flavors. It is lightly floral and attractively perfumed, which enhances the wine’s brightness. Drink now. Organic. (Roger Voss)
VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2021 Bright violet. Dried cherry, red currant and tobacco aromas are lifted by a peppery flourish. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that turn sweeter with aeration. Gently chewy tannins frame a long, spicy finish that leaves a floral note behind. (Josh Raynolds)
VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Mar 2021 Inky purple. Black and blue fruit, candied licorice and vanilla aromas take on a smoky topnote with air. Broad, supple and appealingly sweet, offering cherry preserve, blackberry and dark chocolate flavors and a spicy jolt of cracked pepper. Finishes broad and long, with rounded tannins and lingering spiciness.SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2020 This rich red delivers ripe, bold flavors of blackberry and currant, with cola, loamy earth and orange peel accents. Firm tannins support the thick texture, and orange peel acidity keeps this lively. A big wine, showing structure and balance. Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2031. 30,000 cases made, 25,000 cases imported.WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 8/1/2020 Black fruit aromas dominate the dark nose and carry to the tightly packed palate. Flavors of spiced berries and toast are the main focus for this blend of Monastrell and Cabernet, enjoyable for those who seek out riper, oaked offerings.
JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, July 4, 2022 Quite refreshing and mineral with lots of green and white fruit. Stony nectarine and green-apple aromas. Pure and fresh with a textured, medium-bodied palate, showing some mineral and limey fruit . Gastronomic and delicious. Drink now. Screw cap.VN9191 pts. - Vinous - Mar 2023 The 2021 Soave Classico Otto keeps me at the edge of the glass with its delicately floral bouquet. Sweet white flowers and spice hints complement lime and green apple notes. There’s a burst of green citrus intensity on the palate, along with depths of saline minerality. A balanced inner sweetness adds fantastic harmony throughout. The Otto finishes decidedly long and staining with traces of candied lime but also fresh with a reverberation of tension that keeps the mouth watering for more. This is a fantastic entry-level effort from Prà. (Eric Guido)
JS9696 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, October 11, 2019 Traditionally dominated by clairette (45%) and grenache blanc (30%), then roussanne and bourboulenc. The vines average 50+ years and there’s a very restrained nose with dialed-back white-pear and chalk aromas with dried flowers, too. The palate has a super fresh, zippy feel and a long, juicy and attractive core of fresh, salty minerals. The balance is innate and very fluid. Drink or hold.RP94+94–96 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Aug 2019 The final blend of the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau will include 60% to 65% Grenache, 15% each Mourvèdre and Syrah, with the remainder Cinsault. Boasting complex scents of roses, black tea, raspberries and cherries on the nose, it follows that up with a full-bodied palate that’s silky and airy in texture yet flavorful and tremendously long on the finish. It fits perfectly with the Brunier’s stated goal of pursuing elegance.VN9494 pts. - Vinous - Oct 2021 Shimmering ruby-red. Expansive red fruit preserve, lavender and allspice scents show excellent clarity and pick up a hint of incense with air. Gently chewy and energetic on the palate, offering alluringly sweet cherry, black raspberry and spicecake flavors that flesh out steadily on the back half. Shows impressive depth but comes off lively, finishing extremely long and spicy, with building tannins adding final grip.JD93+93–95 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - August 16, 2019 The grand vin is the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape. It’s an elegant version of this cuvée, offering beautiful blueberry, raspberry, crushed violet, graphite, and crushed rock-like minerality. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and balanced, it’s polished and seamless, yet has plenty of tannins as well as richness, and is going to evolve beautifully. (Jeb Dunnuck)
WE9696 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/31/2019 A whiff of violet introduces ripe but pristine blackberries and cherries in this fleshy but delightful blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. It’s sleek and silky on the palate yet anchored by firm granite tones and fine, taut tannins that reverberate through an extended finish. Irresistible already it is likely to gain finesse and depth well through 2035.SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - May 31, 2020 Densely fruited, with layers of red currant, raspberry and plum fruit paste flavors that stretch out slowly, unveiling notes of cedar, garrigue, brick dust and incense. A warm stone detail drives the finish, accented by well-buried acidity that keeps all the elements fresh and defined within the old-school rubric. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2021 through 2036. 3,700 cases made, 800 cases imported.VN9191 pts. - Vinous - Dec 2019 Vivid ruby. Highly perfumed red fruit scents are complicated by suggestions of garrigue, licorice and white pepper. Spicy and focused on the palate, displaying vibrant raspberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors along with a building smoky nuance. Finishes with resonating spiciness, a suggestion of Chambord and youthfully chewy tannins.JD9191 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 8/28/2018 A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre brought up in a mix of stainless steel and old barrels, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Clos du Roi is a ripe, sexy wine. Dried cherries, blackberries, loamy soil, and hints of cured meats give way to a rounded, supple, elegant 2016 that has moderate tannin and good length. Drink it over the coming decade. (Jeb Dunnuck)JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Mellow, rich aromas of red fruit and berry pastry with garrigue, raspberry liqueur and sweet, berry cream. The palate has a suave, long and succulent core of powerful tannins. Long and dense. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.