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

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

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

Cartagho

2014 Italy Sicily
89 Points

Subtle aromas of dark berry, vanilla and Mediterranean brush come together on this Nero d'Avola. The firm palate offers black cherry jam, mocha and tobacco alongside polished tannins. 

Wine Enthusiast September 2018
MandraRossa Cartagho bottle

Numina

2015 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

Baked black-fruit aromas hint at prune and raisin on the nose of this Malbec-based Bordeaux-style blend. The dense, full-bodied palate is a bit viscous, while ripe berry and chocolate flavors culminate with toasty richness and plenty of weight.

Wine Enthusiast September 2018
Salentein, Bodegas Numina bottle Platinum

Special Reserve White

2016 Israel Upper Galilee
90 Points

This plump and creamy white is elegant and fresh, delivering pureed peach, heather and mango flavors that show a lightly herbaceous edge, underscored by mineral details. Refined acidity binds everything together, with honeyed accents through the spicy finish. 

Wine Spectator September 30, 2018
Recanati Special Reserve White 2010 bottle Platinum

Special Reserve

2014 Israel Upper Galilee
91 Points

Full-bodied, featuring refined layers of dried cherry, currant and graphite, laced with sandalwood and mineral details. Well-structured, with full, supple tannins framing the hints of herb, milk chocolate and anise on the finish. 

Wine Spectator September 30, 2018
Recanati Special Reserve bottle Platinum

Chardonnay

2017 Italy Sicily
87 Points

Alluring scents of ripe orange zest, white stone fruit and spring flower lead the nose. The medium-bodied straightforward palate offers ripe Bartlett pear and juicy citrus alongside fresh acidity.

Wine Enthusiast August 2018
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