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October 2020 - Stellar Cellar Selection

October 2020 - Stellar Cellar Selection
This month's Wine feature is Stellar Cellar Selection Wines

Stellar Cellar Selection Reviews

PONO 2016 Mana Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$110
A dry, spot-on Rutherford Cabernet with a long life ahead of it.
Publix Premium 2018  Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$34
A bold and bright Napa Cabernet that will benefit from a slumber in the cellar.
Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Baron Von Nemesis Shiraz
92 points
$48
A velvet monster of a Shiraz that will appeal to lovers of brawny, voluptuous wines.
Crane Family Vineyards 2015 Don Raffaele Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
$65
A dreamy Napa Cabernet with creamy oak and sultry spiced fruit.
Crane Family Vineyards 2015 Cavaliere Reserve Red Blend Napa Valley
92 points
$75
A decadent Napa Bordeaux Varietal Blend.
Wakefield/Taylors 2016 The Pioneer Shiraz
92 points
$140
A bold, spice-laden Shiraz with a complex nose you can get lost in.
E Cellars 2015 Cuvee Bennett Valley Red Blend Sonoma County
91 points
$24
A fruity, velvety, spicy Napa red that delights.
Jarvis 2016 Estate Tempranillo
91 points
$90
A concentrated and flashy Napa Tempranillo with generous oak.
Sleeper 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points
$175
A taut but expressive Cabernet Sauvignon best saved for a few years; expect this brooding Cabernet to come alive and be a centerpiece of a great meal in 3-10 years.
Jarvis 2014 Lake William Red Blend Napa Valley
91 points
$230
A delicious, slightly savory Bordeaux varietal blend from Napa that delivers power and nuance.
Paradise Ridge 2019 Grandview Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$22
A lovely new world Sauvignon Blanc with great varietal character, mouthwatering minerality and instant appeal; purchase liberally.
Ricossa 2015 Ca dei Mandorli Barbera
90 points
$34.99
A bold, very fruity Barbera that will be a great pizza pairing
90 points $34.99
Sleeper 2019  Sauvignon Blanc
90 points
$45
Big varietal character dominates this Sauvignon Blanc that is sure to please lovers of the grape.
PONO 2016 Hapa Red Blend Napa Valley
90 points
$80
A solid Napa Bordeaux Varietal blend that hits all the notes.
Jaraman 2017  Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$22
A fresh, herbaceous cab with a youthful appeal.
Jaraman 2018  Grenache
89 points
$22
A balanced and pleasing Grenache to pair with herbed pork or pesto.
Jaraman 2018  Pinot Noir
89 points
$22
A very food-friendly Australian Pinot Noir with balanced and pleasing herbal character.
Château Guillaume Blanc 2018 1562 Bordeaux Supèrieur
89 points
$29.99
A simple, sturdy red that will stand up well to beef.
89 points $29.99
Williamsburg Winery 2017 Trianon Cabernet Franc
89 points
$40
A savory, rustic Cabernet Franc that sings; a delight from Virginia.
Williamsburg Winery 2017 Reserve Petit Verdot
89 points
$49
A funky Virginia Petit Verdot with old world vibes.
Wakefield/Taylors 2016 The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon
89 points
$140
A mature, high-octane Cabernet with lots of spicy character.
Wakefield/Taylors 2018 St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon
88 points
$50
A solid Aussie Cabernet that will pair effortlessly.
Bodegas Alto Moncayo 2017 Veraton Grenache
87 points
$24.99
A fruit-forward, vanilla-laden Grenache that will be a real crowd pleaser.
87 points $24.99
Château Guillaume Blanc 2014 La Réserve Merlot
87 points
$29.99
A sturdy weeknight red for rich meals.
87 points $29.99
Blacklist 2018 Red Blend Lodi
87 points
$39
A grippy, food-friendly red blend with sturdy style.
Wakefield/Taylors 2018 St. Andrews Shiraz
87 points
$50
A solid Shiraz for the meat-lover's table.
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