Calvados X.O.

NV/MV France Normandy
93 Points

The aroma of this brandy is pure concentrated vanilla richness, while the palate is more drying and complex. Soft vanilla and toffee give way to hints of red fruit, orange peel and oak, leading into a long finish marked by cinnamon and clove.-K.N.

Wine Enthusiast October 2021
Boulard Calvados Calvados X.O. bottle Platinum

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

2019 New Zealand Awatere Valley
90 Points

From a warm vintage, the Awatere-sourced 2019 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir seems to have benefited, as it doesn't show much of the region's typical green edge. On the nose, black cherries accented by hints of cola and spice abound, while the medium-bodied palate is concentrated and silky-textured, with a gently tannic finish that should support at least a few years of aging. -RP

Wine Advocate October 2021

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

2020 New Zealand Awatere Valley
90 Points

The 2020 Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc boasts potent, pungent scents of boxwood, passion fruit, and grapefruit balanced by riper hints of nectarine and fig. Medium-bodied and plump on the pea-tinged mid-palate, there's an intriguing soft chalkiness to the texture on the citrusy finish. It's a solid effort that captures the complexities of the Awatere Valley. -RP

Wine Advocate October 2021

Malbec

2019 Argentina Mendoza
89 Points

Structured, with graphite and white pepper notes to the blackberry tart and dark plum flavors. Accents of dried green herbal notes linger on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 82,000 cases made, 6,000 cases imported.

Wine Spectator November 2021
Killka Malbec bottle

Pinot Grigio

2020 Italy Trentino
87 Points

Aromas of ripe white stone fruit and a whiff of hazelnut lead the nose. Reflecting the nose, the easygoing palate offers mature yellow apple and bitter almond alongside tangy acidity. Best Buy.

Wine Enthusiast October 2021
Best Buy

Pinot Grigio

2020 Italy Delle Venezie
86 Points

Delicate aromas of white spring flowers and orchard fruits form the nose. It’s simple but wellmade, offering honeydew and Bartlett pear alongside bright acidity. Palm Bay International. Best Buy.

Wine Enthusiast October 2021
Best Buy

Reserve Malbec

2019 Argentina Mendoza
89 Points

Focused and zesty, with brambly flavors filled with fresh acidity and cedary notes. Flinty hints on the finish are filledwith underbrush accents. Drink now through 2023. 120,000 cases made, 20,000 cases imported.

Smart Buys Award
Wine Spectator September 2021
Platinum

Tresor Brut Rosé

NV/MV Spain Penedès, Catalonia
90 Points

With its black-raspberry scents, sweet orange and tart lemon flavors, this is smoky, sleek and rich. It offers gentle refreshment, whether cooling off on a hot summer evening, or with poached salmon at brunch.

Wine & Spirits Wine & Spirits
Tresor Rose Platinum

Roccato

2018 Italy Tuscany
93 Points

Aromas of mulberries, plums, dried flowers, herbs and chocolate. It’s medium-bodied with creamy tannins. Vibrant and juicy on the palate with dark fruit and a spicy, flavorful finish. 100% cabernet sauvignon. Drink now or hold.

JamesSuckling.com July 2021
Platinum

Ser Gioveto

2018 Italy Chianti
94 Points

A really bright, fruity red with blackberry and cherry aromas and hints of orange peel. It’s medium-bodied with a very tight palate and an intense finish. Very tight and firm. Needs a year or two to open. Try after 2022.

JamesSuckling.com July 2021
Platinum

Upper Galilee Syrah

2019 Israel Upper Galilee
90 Points

Aromas of dark plums and violets lead to flavors of cranberry, pomegranate, cherry and Mediterraneanherbs. Smooth in the mouth, this wine has silky tannins and a final note of orange zest. Kosher.

Wine Enthusiast August 2021
Platinum

Single Vineyard Chardonnay San Pablo Estate

2018 Argentina Mendoza
94 Points

The 2018 Chardonnay Salentein Single Vineyard Viñedo Las Secuoyas from Los Árboles, Uco Valley, was aged for 10 months in used oak. Golden yellow in the glass. The complex nose features aromas of pear, apple, lemon zest, ginger, acacia and hints of linden blossom over a bed of wood and creamed corn, enlivened by a touch of nutmeg. Intense and voluminous in the mouth, it is unctuous in feel but has a precisely judged freshness that lends greater depth to the aromas of oak and smoke. The finish is extremely long thanks to the aging process, with hints of hazelnut and caramel returning at the end.

Vinous June 2021
Platinum

Reserve Chardonnay

2020 Argentina Mendoza
90 Points

The 2020 Chardonnay Salentein Reserve from Los Árboles in the Uco Valley was aged for six months on the lees in varied-use barrels. Greenish yellow in color. The aromas feature cordial, apple, pear and vanilla with a hint of lemon. Creamy and watery in the mouth with integrated freshness and a voluminous flow; the malic acidity brings good grip and character. A well-balanced wine.

Vinous June 2021
Platinum

Barolo DOCG Cerequio

2016 Italy Piedmont
91 Points

With fruit from La Morra, the Beni di Batasiolo 2016 Barolo Cerequio (with 13,000 bottles made) reveals dried berry fruit, blackcurrant, dusty clay and licorice. All these classic Nebbiolo aromas are enhanced by some faint mineral or iron-like tones. The wine finishes on a dry note, with some added tannic structure and astringency, so you're best off giving it just a little more time.

Wine Advocate June 2021
Platinum

Barolo DOCG Briccolina

2016 Italy Piedmont
92 Points

The Beni di Batasiolo 2016 Barolo Briccolina draws its fruit from Serralunga d'Alba, and you can count on more fruit weight and power as a result. This wine shows a dark garnet color with sweet cherry and blackberry highlights. Those dark fruit tones are fleshed out by spice, earthy clay and grilled herb. These wines from Beni di Batasiolo represent large and more commercial production numbers, but they cover the basics. This 13,000-bottle production won't be released until 2022.

Wine Advocate June 2021
Platinum