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 Red Wine

Mira Winery 2012 Schweizer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
97 points
$650
Calls to mind some of the top Napa Cabs from the 1980's, does all of the right Napa things without going too far with the ripe fruit and barrels; quite special.
Vineyard {511} 2013  Cabernet Sauvignon
96 points
$159
With mountain fruit that is purely delightful, this is just beginning to show some maturity but has a very long life ahead.
Jarvis 2018 Estate Petit Verdot
96 points
$230
A black fruit backbone with dashes of green herbs and a whole field of purple flowers; this is exactly what Petit Verdot is supposed to be.
AvinoDos 2017  Malbec
96 points
$42
A delicious and brawny Malbec with well-meshed flavors and mouth filing tannins; give this one some time.
Awards: 2022 Best Malbec
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.
Alexander Valley Vineyards 2020 Organically Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$34
An opulent Cabernet that will become more expressive with decanting or cellar age; bold ripe fruit and vanilla right now with an earthy palate.
Domaine Gille 2020 Single Vineyard 1er Cru Nuits St. Georges "Les Cailles"
95 points
$160
A seriously good wine as poured today, but there is so much complexity here that a decade of aging and integration will only further improve this wine that has the potential to be outstanding.
Peace Water 2020 Mellow Brick Road Merlot
95 points
$44
A delicious Merlot heavy blend for a cool winter's eve and rich foods, this luxurious red will integrate and improve with age.
Kirkland Signature 2019 Suscol Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$17
Best Buy
A rock solid and fruity Napa Cabernet with a refreshing green herb lift on the finish.
Awards: '2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Best Value US Cabernet Sauvignon Exceptional Value
95 points $17 Best Buy
Vilano 2021  Ribera Del Duero
94 points
$64
Forget this in your cellar for a decade or so to find a fruity and savory gem of complexity as a reward for your patience.