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 White Wine

Taylors 2017  Riesling
94 points
$19
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of white blossoms, peach and mango chutney, passionfruit, and apple tart with a vibrant, fruity medium body and a complex, long lemon curd, kiwi in cream, and minerals finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A lush tropical riesling that delights the palate with lip smacking acidity and mouthwatering fruit.
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best Riesling, 2017 Best Australian White Wine
94 points $19 Best Buy
Yorkville Cellars 2016 Randle Hill Vineyard Semillon
93 points
$24
Medium straw color. Aromas of rambutan, poached white pear, underripe apricot, lemon bar, honeysuckle, and dried grasses with a round, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, stimulating, medium-long walnut, white pepper, and coriander finish. A racy and precise Semillon with a bright future ahead.
Yorkville Cellars 2016 Randle Hill Vineyard Eleanor of Aquitaine Yorkville Highlands
93 points
$30
Light straw green color. Fruity, elegant aromas of ripe apricot, green papaya, coconut, and acacia with a supple, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, long roasted pine nuts, lime zest, and tart passionfruit finish with leafy tannins and a suggestion of oak. A really nice California take on white Bordeaux; one to cellar with great anticipation.
Yorkville Cellars 2016 Randle Hill Vineyard Amber Folly Semillon
93 points
$28
Bright old gold color. Inviting aromas of wildflower honey, roasted macadamia nuts, tropical fruit cocktail, sumac, dried apricot, manchego, and petrol with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, complex, medium-long dried pineapple, kiwi relish, and egg washed crispbread finish with well-integrated, medium, fruit tannins. A fantastic skin-contacted Semillon that deserves an excellent meal and the best company.
Awards: 2017 Best Semillon
Chateau Haut-Meyreau 2016 Sec Bordeaux Blanc
92 points
Light yellow straw color. Citrusy aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry, and lime with a soft, dry light body and a smooth, brisk lemon curd, orange peel, chamomile, and ginger finish with no oak. A wine made to be enjoyed outdoors on a hot summer day!
One Woman 2016  Gewurztraminer
90 points
$28
Yellow straw color. Exotic aromas of lychee candies, beeswax, botan rice candy, and lily with a velvety, lively, dryish medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long starfruit confiture, kaffir lime leaf, coriander, galangal, and fresh coconut meat finish. An exotic, super-bright, dry Gewurztraminer for sophisticated pairings.
Chateau de Janicon 2015  Graves Blanc
90 points
$31
Light gold color. Tropical, elegant aromas of pineapple, honeycomb, dried mixed citrus, apple-chamomile tea, and kiwi with a round, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long oregano, marjoram, pear puree, flint, and caramel finish with coating tannins and a suggestion of oak. An elegant and weighty white Bordeaux with years of greatness ahead.
The Impressionist 2015  Riesling
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Bright emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of kiwi, apple on the tree, and rubber leaf with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long nectarine, lemon, green apple, and minerals finish with no oak. A clean and precise riesling with nice fruit and structure.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Point of the Bluff Vineyards 2014 Semi Dry Riesling
90 points
$15
Best Buy
Medium straw green color. Citrusy aromas of almond cookies, lime gel, and underripe mango with a round, racy, dry medium body and a medium-long peach tart with lime glaze, sliced kiwi and clementine, and tropical fruit pavlova finish with fine, fruit tannins. A nice Riesling with bursts of acidity and a mouthwatering fruit finish.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve Black Locust Dry Riesling
89 points
$18.99
Emerald straw color. Fruity, floral aromas of ripe white peach, fresh apricot, cherry blossom, honeysuckle, and sweet almond oil with a satiny, vibrant, bone-dry medium body and a sleek, layered, medium-length shale, tart lemon gelee, and dewy grass finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A very dry, complex riesling with aging potential.
89 points $18.99