The new bottling of NV Fino Pando has a golden color, which reflects a wine with less filtration. The problem is that these bottles are impossible to identify, as there is no mention on the labels about bottling date or saca, but it's bottled with an average age of five years under flor. It's expressive and elegant with aromas of esparto grass, olives, sea breeze and chalk. The palate is medium-bodied with pungent flavors and with a strong, chalky mineral finish with a strong bitter twist. -L.G.
The textbook sweet NV Don Zoilo Pedro Ximénez 15 Years Old has a dark mahogany color and an expressive note with notes of raisins, dried plums and dates and a touch of sweet spices, dark chocolate and espresso coffee. It has a lush and round palate with moderate acidity, velvety and sweet, with 18% alcohol and 430 grams of sugar. –L.G.
The NV Don Zoilo Oloroso 15 Años underwent an oxidative aging in oak cask to give it a round and lush texture, fortified to 18% alcohol but kept dry. It's nutty and has notes of peach skin. It's aromatic (Oloroso!) with notes of oak, spicy and smoky with balance and elegance. The wine seems to get better with each new bottling; they are fine-tuning small details. –L.G.
The NV Don Zoilo Amontillado 15 Años has an average age of 15 years, produced by the soleras and criaderas system of vintage blending and comes from Fino that has lost the veil of yeast. It has 19% alcohol but very good acidity and freshness, which makes it accessible and easy to drink. It's very tasty, with nutty flavors and some varnish notes. It's approachable and affordable with good typicity. –L.G.
White peach and spiced apple flavors show buttery undertones in this medium-bodied white, with notes of honeysuckle and baking spices carrying through the finish, along with a hint of vanilla. Kosher. Drink now. 950 cases made, 50 cases imported. — GS
Elegant and balanced, with sweet vanilla, fresh tobacco and cracked pepper infusing a base of red cassis and plum. Savory acidity and a subtle sanguine undercurrent add good energy. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Carignan and Marselan. Kosher. Drink now through 2026. 1,100 cases made, 300 cases imported. — KB
Lifted and aromatic on the nose, with lots of cherry and watermelon character and some crushed stone. Medium-bodied with linear, tight tannins that are bright and fresh. Citrusy at the end. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. –J.S.
Subtle and complex aromas of red berries, mushrooms, blood orange and nutmeg. A medium-bodied Chianti Classico, showing dusty tannins and juicy, savory berry fruit on the palate. Silky and effortless. Drinking nicely now, but can hold, too. –J.S.
Sweet cranberries, plums and some savory cinnamon, seaweed and white pepper, extending to a medium-bodied palate that unleashes juicy and savory berry fruit with firm, polished tannins. Composed and traditional. Drink or hold. –J.S.
This has aromas of coffee, mushrooms, bark, olives and brambleberries. Distinct salty and savory character on the palate, with a medium body and firm, lightly chewy tannins. Lingering, salty black-olive and espresso notes. Drink or hold. - J.S.
Lots of blackcurrants, licorice and mint with some graphite on the nose. Medium to full body with integrated tannins and a very long, fresh finish. Rather open already. Another year or two will make it even better. Pure cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold. –J.S.