Cellar Selections

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

AvinoDos 2017  Malbec
96 points
A delicious and brawny Malbec with well-meshed flavors and mouth filing tannins; give this one some time.
Awards: 2022 Best Malbec
Domaine Gille 2020 Single Vineyard 1er Cru Nuits St. Georges "Les Cailles"
95 points
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
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
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
Lorenzi Estate 2018 The Catalyst IX Reserve Red Blend South Coast
95 points
A brilliantly structured and spicy Amarone-like red blend with generous high-toned fruit and crunchy, appetizing tannins.
Awards: 2022 Best Other Red
Axios 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
A mature, persuasive Cabernet Sauvignon with impact.
Jarvis 2016 Estate Cabernet Franc
95 points
A divine Cabernet Sauvignon that is sure to please.
Awards: 2022 Best Cabernet Franc
Smith Devereux 2017 Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
A poised and chewy old world claret style cabernet that deserves serious attention, time, and the finest cuts of meat.
Wentworth 2020 Wentworth Vineyard Pinot Noir
94 points
A layered and brooding Pinot Noir with depth of flavor; an excellent wine with some air time today and very interested to see where this goes in a few years.
R. Stuart 2019 Autograph Pinot Noir
94 points
This wine exhibits depth and concentration of flavors with excellent structure; it will drink well with a nice dinner tonight as well as further develop complexity in the cellar for a couple years.