Upper Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Israel Upper Galilee
90 Points

This wine has a nose of black cherry and oregano with a hint of cardamom. Dark-fruit flavors of cherry and black plum are bolstered by notes of juniper berry and tomato leaf which fill the mouth and then make way for smooth tannins punctuated by bright notes of pomegranate.

Wine Enthusiast April 2019
Platinum

Recanati Bittuni

2016 Israel Upper Galilee
91 Points

Bright at first sip, this black-cherry-colored wine has a bouquet of cherry and juniper berry...offers vanilla-laced flavors of blackberry and raspberry that wind down to a soft tangerine finish. 

Editors' Choice Award
Wine Enthusiast April 2019
Recanati Bittuni Platinum

Upper Galilee Merlot

2017 Israel Upper Galilee
91 Points

This wine has aromas of blackberry and thyme. Flavors of black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and aniseed are supported by a backdrop of smooth tannins that dry the palate ever so slightly, culminating in a smooth, lengthy finish.

Editors' Choice Award
Wine Enthusiast April 2019
Platinum

Wild Carignan Reserve

2016 Israel Judea Hills
92 Points

This violet-red wine proffers a bouquet of cassis and roasted fennel bulb. Flavors of dark  plum, black currant, vanilla bean and anise are wrapped in a web of velvety tannins that recede
into a soft, violet-scented finish

Editors' Choice Award
Wine Enthusiast April 2019
Platinum

Tequila Bribón Añejo

NV/MV Mexico Jalisco
89 Points

The distinctly fruity aroma suggests fresh-cut apple. Soft waves of vanilla and agave nectar are tinged with sweet spices, exiting with cinnamon and black pepper and an echo of apple, creating a cinnamon-apple effect. 

Wine Enthusiast May 2019
Bribon Anejo Best Buy

Sauvignon Blanc

2018 New Zealand Marlborough
92 Points

This light straw-colored beauty features a classic petrol-to-grapefruit nose with a hint of baby's breath flowers and a kiss of wet stone. Grapefruit peel gives a pleasant texture to the mouthfeel while dill, tarragon, and chamomile add zest, zing, and tonality. 

The Tasting Panel December 2018
Platinum

Pinot Noir

2017 New Zealand Marlborough
92 Points

Unique aromas of chocolate cherries arise with a thread of graphite built in. Precise acidity points to savory and juicy notes of cranberry and coffee before spiced plum takes over on the pleasant finish, lingering with a long note of sweet tobacco. 

The Tasting Panel December 2018
Platinum

Riserva Graal

NV/MV Italy Trentino
90 Points

This offers delicate scents evoking orchard fruit, chamomile and bread crust. On the linear palate, a racy perlage and vibrant acidity frame yellow apple, lemon zest and a hint of Alpine herb. 

Wine Enthusiast December 2018
Altemasi Riserva Graal bottle Platinum

Chase Elderflower Liqueur

NV/MV England Herefordshire
93 Points

Scents of jasmine, mandarin orange, plumeria, and lanolin are mesmerizing. Unctuous on the palate without being cloying, its flavors further inspire the elderflower essence as white peach, white tea, and pink grapefruit add complexity to a weighty mouthfeel. 

The Tasting Panel October 2018
Chase Elderflower Liqueur Platinum

J.M. da Fonseca "José de Sousa" VR Alentejo

2016 Portugal Douro Valley
930 Points

TOP 100 (#11) BEST BUYS 2018; Cellar Selection; This rich, full wine is firmly anchored in ripe tannins. It has concentration and a dense texture layered with black fruits and acidity. Partly fermented in clay amphoras, the wine has a particularly juicy edge as well as freshness. Drink from 2020. - RV

Wine Enthusiast NOVEMBER 2018
Best Buy

Hand Made

2014 Australia Langhorne Creek
91 Points

Dense, sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins provide plenty of structure to the core of blackberry and black pepper flavors, with cigar box, sage and cumin accents that linger on the finish.

Wine Spectator October 15, 2018
Hand Made Platinum

The Philosophy

2013 Australia Clare Valley
92 Points

An intense, intriguing mix of dark chocolate, fresh peppermint, cassis and wild blackberry flavors, with dense, velvety tannins and hints of tobacco and spice. The tannins firm up on the finish, where a black licorice note lingers. 

Wine Spectator October 15, 2018
The Philosophy Platinum