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. 

In red wines, cellaring will give the wine's initially coarse tannins time to separate and settle, making way for the full potential of its structural elements and flavor to shine. 

In white wines, aging has numerous beneficial effects on sugar and acidity, especially in many substantial dessert and sparkling wines: flavors become more integrated and mineral, nutty, and yeast-driven secondary and tertiary flavors can emerge. 

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Best Cellar Selections For Dessert Wine

Grgich Hills 2016 Late Harvest Dessert Wine Napa Valley
95 points
Bright gold color. Aromas and flavors of golden raisin, honeyed dried apricot, toasty meringue and baklava, and lychee and honeysuckle with a glycerous, vibrant, sweet medium-full body and a tingling, nuanced, long finish with overtones of apple pie, peach cobbler, and mandarin oranges in syrup with fine, silky, fruit tannins. A superb, unctuous dessert wine that can hold its own with the finest German ausleses and Canadian ice wines.
Parallel 44 2016 Estate Ice Wine Wisconsin Ledge
95 points
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of golden raisins, dried apricots, butter roasted nuts, and kidd leather with a tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and an interesting, long finish conveying notes of caramelized green apples and citrus and honeyed spiced peaches. A great American ice wine that drinks like a fine Austrian or German riesling eiswein.
Frost Bitten 2018 Ice Wine Riesling
90 points
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
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.