January 2024 - On-Demand

January 2024 - On-Demand
This month's Wine feature is On-Demand Wines

On-Demand Reviews

Mira Winery 2016 Hyde Vineyard Merlot
95 points
$75
An absolute delight; a fully ripe to the edge of brooding, red and black fruit loaded Merlot with just the right amount of oak.
Mira Winery 2019 Napa Valley Chardonnay
94 points
$50
Beautiful fruit, light oak that is well in balance with potential for some cellar age and improvement with secondary characteristics; exactly what you want for benchmark Napa Chardonnay.
Whitehaven 2022  Sauvignon Blanc
93 points
$20
Best Buy
Tropical and herbaceous with waves of flavor and aroma, this is an excellent example of grape and regional typicity.
93 points $20 Best Buy
Mira Winery 2018 Schweizer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points
$250
Ripe fruit, loads of oak, and tastes expensive but needs lots of time (or decanting) to come around; this is an excellent representation of Stags Leap District.
Plagido’s Winery 2019 Coeur dEst Outer Coastal Plain
92 points
$29
A lovely red blend to pair with a winter roast and semi sweet root vegetables, and it will satisfy lovers of oak and dark fruit alike.
CK Mondavi 2022 Family Select Chardonnay
90 points
$16
Best Buy
Ripe California fruit with some very clean and well executed wine making techniques; a real crowd pleaser.
90 points $16 Best Buy
Black Box 2021  Pinot Noir
89 points
$19.98
An opulent Pinot Noir for pleasurable consumption today.
89 points $19.98
Mira Winery 2019 Jimmy Ds Red Blend Red Varietal Blend
89 points
$60
A bold and tasty blend that will further integrate with some cellar time and be a delightful pairing with game meats as well as sirloin burgers.
CK Mondavi 2022  Chardonnay
88 points
$7
Best Buy
Made in the well know California Chardonnay style, this wine offers oak, fruit, and a burst of flowers from the Viognier in the blend.
88 points $7 Best Buy
Barefoot Bubbly NV Brut Cuvee California
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
A tasty, snappy, bubbly that refreshes the palate with lively fruit flavors.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Black Box 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
$19.98
A tropical and herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc with telltale Chilean typicity, exactly what you expect.
88 points $19.98
CK Mondavi 2022 Buttery Chardonnay
87 points
$7
Best Buy
A nice Chardonnay from California with rich fruit and a layer of oak.
87 points $7 Best Buy
Black Box 2021  Rose
87 points
$19.98
A nice and tidy, dry-yet-fruity Rosé for everyday pleasure.
87 points $19.98
Pam’s Un-Oaked 2021 Un-Oaked Cabernet Sauvignon
86 points
$16
Sweet red fruit with some zippy acidity.
Black Box 2021  Riesling
86 points
$19.98
Very perfumed and floral bouquet balanced with lushish fruits; a spring time garden in your glass.
86 points $19.98
Black Box NV Buttery Chardonnay
86 points
$19.98
This will appeal to the consumer that likes coconut-y, buttery notes featured prominently in their Chardonnay.
86 points $19.98
Black Box 2020  Red Blend
86 points
$19.98
Loads of ripe red fruit and hints of chocolate make this very easy to like.
86 points $19.98
Black Box 2021  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$19.98
A simultaneously ripe and savory expression that will pair very well with grilled meats.
85 points $19.98
Black Box 2021  Sauvignon Blanc
85 points
$19.98
Very pleasing and approachable, this a nice soif-able white wine that is not aggressively herbal.
85 points $19.98
Black Box NV Red Sangria
85 points
$19.98
Serve over ice with fruit garnish poolside.
85 points $19.98
Black Box 2020  Cabernet Sauvignon
85 points
$19.98
A simultaneously ripe and savory expression that will pair very well with grilled meats.
85 points $19.98
Black Box 2021  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$19.98
A house white that would please a crowd.
84 points $19.98
Black Box NV  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$19.98
Soft subtle fruit that lightly brushes the palate; this is a very easy to drink white wine that leaves you refreshed and ready for more.
84 points $19.98
Black Box NV  Chardonnay
83 points
$19.98
Rich flavors linger on the palate, giving you the enjoyment of flavorful white wine with less of the guilt.
83 points $19.98
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