Cellar Selections

About Cellar Selections

Cellar Selection is a designation for wines or beers that our tasting panels feel will improve with proper aging in climate-controlled conditions, like a wine cellar or basement. 

For a red wine, is usually because its tannins are too firm or coarse at present, however there are enough flavor and structural elements to emerge and refine over time as the tannins precipitate out of the wine and settle as sediment.  For white wines, sugar and acidity are the key factors and many substantial dessert and sparkling wines, like Eisweins, Sauternes, and Champagnes, can benefit from aging—their flavors becoming more integrated and secondary or tertiary nutty, yeast-driven flavors emerging. Certain higher-acid white wines like Rieslings and Gruner Veltliners can also develop many interesting age-induced characteristics, in particular an amplification of mineral and “diesel” notes.



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Best Cellar Selections For Dessert Wine

Frost Bitten 2018 Ice Wine Riesling
90 points
$14
Brilliant old gold color. Aromas and flavors of dried apricot, candied pineapple, baked pear, beeswax, allspice, and magnolia with a round, lively, very sweet medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of lychees and peaches in syrup with no oak flavor. A juicy, singing ice wine that will have you coming back for more.
Narmada Winery 2009 Allure Dessert Wine Virginia
87 points
$36
Indigo color. Grassy aromas and flavors of carob bar, dried berries, dried tarragon, and tomato vine with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and an odd, breezy finish with notes of nutskin, cranberry relish, potting soil, and coffee cherries with dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A earthy,bright and tannic dessert wine for cheeses; give this a bit of time to blossom.