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 Wine

Jarvis 2019 Finch Hollow Chardonnay
96 points
Golden straw color. Toasty, woody aromas and flavors of cedar, roasted nuts, grilled pineapple, and dark caramel and vanilla bean with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an even, medium-long finish that presents overtones of spiced apples and nuts and cedar plank with moderate oak flavor. A wood-driven, luxurious Chardonnay sipper that comes alive with aeration; decant or cellar.
Awards: 2021 Best Chardonnay
Smith Devereux 2017 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of artisan candle in a leather holder, dusty road, cacao, pinecone, and dried mulberries with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, distinctive, long finish that presents notes of berry chutney, eucalyptus honeycomb, and cedar with chewy, coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. A poised and chewy old world claret style cabernet that deserves serious attention, time, and the finest cuts of meat.
Jarvis 2019 Unfiltered Finch Hollow Chardonnay
95 points
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of butter-sauteed bananas, cedar, fresh herb melange, delicately spiced apples, and praline with a round, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of cream-topped crepes with coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. A silky, dreamy Napa Chardonnay with great ageability; seriously structured, expertly vinted and highest quality.
Alexandria Nicole 2018 Destiny Red Blend Horse Heaven Hills
95 points
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe fragrant plum, pomegranate, licorice, violet, and pimento with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a seamless, complex, long finish that presents accents of tobacco with moderate oak flavor. A brawny, highly ageable Bordeaux Varietal Blend to cellar for at least a few more years; vibrant fruit and acidity promise greatness to come.
Awards: 2021 Top 2 Bordeaux Varietal Blend
Paradise Ridge 2018 Branham Vineyard Malbec
95 points
Deep purple color. Inviting aromas and flavors of boysenberry, fine leather, coconut cream, shortbread with toffee, baking spices, and black tea with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish with overtones of chocolate, honey, and blackberry sorbet with moderate oak flavor. A tasty, well-balanced Malbec that’s highly pairable; a serious Malbec for the enthusiast.
Awards: 2021 Best Malbec
Paradise Ridge 2015 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of black olives, grilled veggies, toasted coconut, blistered berries, and wildflowers with a lightly tannic, crisp, dryish medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with notes of coriander, ginger, and chocolate-dipped crystallized orange peel with moderate oak flavor. A dense and vivid Cabernet Sauvignon for the long haul; juicy and decadent now but patience will be rewarded!
Reynolds Family Winery 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
Garnet black color. Aromas of chocolate-drizzled plums, caramel, curried nuts, and cola with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a distinctive, long tobacco, black olives, almond croissant, chocolate-covered jellies, and toasted coconut finish. A bold, chewy, complex Stags Leap Cabernet that delivers.
Reynolds Family Winery 2017 Steadfast Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
Black garnet color. Inviting aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, almond bark, fig bar, coconut, cedar, and caramel-drizzled berries with a satiny, vibrant, dryish full body and a warming, intricate, medium-long finish with suggestions of black tea and plump plums with moderate oak flavor. A seamless and elegant Napa Cabernet with a cult-cab personality.
Monte De Oro 2017 Estate Grown Syrah
95 points
Black ruby color. Interesting aromas of fresh cut fir, candied cherry, ripe fig, fine tea, sandalwood, and sweet almond biscotti with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, long honey roasted macadamia nut, orange liqueur, rose, clove, and tobacco finish with well-integrated, firm tannins and light oak flavor. A beautifully integrated Syrah with distinctive style and grace; a must try.
Jacob Franklin 2014 Hoffman Lane Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe damson plum, black raspberry, black tea, violet, espresso, roasted hazelnuts, and eucalyptus with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, elegant, medium-long finish displaying shades of bergamot with moderate oak flavor. An almost impossibly well-integrated wine that offers a seamless melange of fruits, flowers, nuts and herbs; lifted, serious, cult-worthy.