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November 2019 - Stellar Cellar Selection

November 2019 - Stellar Cellar Selection
This month's Wine feature is Stellar Cellar Selection Wines

Stellar Cellar Selection Reviews

Varvaglione 2015 Papale Primitivo di Manduria DOP
95 points
$24.99
A rich and chocolatey primitivo with sultry dark fruit and kisses of sweetness.
95 points $24.99
Cantina Zaccagnini 2014 San Clemente Montepulciano dAbruzzo DOC
94 points
$49.99
A rich, ready-to-drink Montepulciano with great concentration of fruit and well-developed flavors.
94 points $49.99
Villadoria 2015 Serralunga dAlba Nebbiolo
94 points
$49.99
An excellent Barolo with superb tannin integration and concentrated flavor; get lost in this wine.
94 points $49.99
Villadoria 2015 Lazzarito Nebbiolo
94 points
$75.99
Great concentration, elegant flavors, and a triumphant finish; drink this.
94 points $75.99
Villadoria 2016  Nebbiolo
93 points
$29.99
A firm but expressive Barbaresco with enchanting fruit aromas and serious ageability.
93 points $29.99
Nicolas Potel 2017  Chardonnay
93 points
$31.99
A rich, concentrated and lengthy Pouilly-Fuisse with great style.
93 points $31.99
San Simeon 2017 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$35
A layered Cabernet Sauvignon with great balance and refined character.
Peace Water 2018 Sublime Pinot Noir
93 points
$40.99
A silky, oaky pinot noir packed with toasty spice character and ripe fruit.
93 points $40.99
Aviary Vineyards 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$35
A decadent layer cake of a Cab with flavors of rich chocolate, roasted nuts, and succulent fruits.
Peace Water 2017 Zen Zinfandel
92 points
$36.99
A well-structured, serious zinfandel that can stand the test of time.
92 points $36.99
LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2014 Centennial Estate Grown Zinfandel
92 points
$60
An outgoing, concentrated Zinfandel with great purity of flavor.
Peace Water 2017 Passion Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$37.99
A sultry Cabernet that will certainly improve with age; drink now through 2030 or beyond.
91 points $37.99
Ruggeri NV Cartizze Brut Prosecco DOCG
91 points
$39.99
A crisp, clean and precise prosecco with a serious side.
91 points $39.99
Villadoria 2013 Sori Paradiso Nebbiolo
91 points
$65.99
A cohesive melange of fruit and earth, this Barolo offers approachable tannins, great style, and easy pair-ability.
91 points $65.99
Ruggeri 2018 Giustino B Prosecco DOCG
90 points
$31.99
A fragrant and fruity prosecco; a nice every day sparkler.
90 points $31.99
Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points
$50
A bold and spicy Cabernet packed with Clare Valley terroir.
City Winery Nashville 2017 Smoky Mountain Syrah
89 points
A dreamy syrah that's light on its feet.
Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Jaraman Shiraz
89 points
$22
A bold and juicy Shiraz that hits all the right notes.
Thorn-Clarke 2017 Shotfire Shiraz
89 points
$23
An outgoing, herbal Shiraz that's easy to love.
Hunters’ Ridge 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$25.99
A voluptuous Cabernet that will pair well with spicy fare or stand on its own.
89 points $25.99
Bressia 2016 Monteagrelo Cabernet Franc
89 points
$27
An earthy Cabernet Franc with food-friendly acidity and accessible style.
Slanted Vines 2017  Pinot Noir
89 points
$32
An herbal yet fruit-forward pinot noir for interesting dinner pairings.
Silver Ghost 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$35
A dark and decadent Napa Cabernet that will pair harmoniously with substantial suppers.
Peace Water 2017 Mellow Brick Road Merlot
89 points
$45.99
A velvety Napa Merlot that will be a real crowd pleaser.
89 points $45.99
Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews Shiraz
89 points
$50
A crisp and alive Shiraz with acidity that will cut through rich lamb chops like a knife.
Château Élan 2016 Riserva Georgia
89 points
$60
A fun port-style wine for those wishing to discover an underrepresented varietal; ripe, baked banana flavors display great purity and a balanced sweetness will be well received with the dessert course.
Château Élan 2018 Cherokee White Georgia
88 points
$22
A smooth-sipping, fruity white to serve ice cold on the patio.
Château Élan 2018 Cherokee Rosé Georgia
88 points
$22
A fruity and friendly dry rose with jump-out-of-the-glass aromatics.
L’Ecole N° 41 2016 Estate Merlot
88 points
$37
A sippable Merlot-pleaser from Walla Walla; easy to pair.
Peace Water 2017 Grateful Red Blend North Coast
88 points
$37.99
An oak-centric red blend for substantial pairings.
88 points $37.99
LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Prince Vineyard Chenin Blanc
87 points
$22
A juicy, uncomplicated Chenin Blanc that drinks effortlessly.
Night Cap 2016  Zinfandel
86 points
$26
A sturdy red for the table.
Basalt Cellars 2018  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$26
A creamy and mild sauvignon blanc to pair with butter-poached scallops.
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