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

Alexandria Nicole 2018 Destiny Red Blend Horse Heaven Hills
95 points
$56
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
$58
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
$65
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
$125
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
$215
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
$46
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
$75
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.
Jacob Franklin 2015 Hoffman Lane Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$75
Black ruby color. Complex aromas of cinnamon potpourri, damson plum, black tea, carob, olive tapenade, and bay leaf with a round, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, complex, long cumin, rose water, dark chocolate, and anise finish with moderate oak flavor. A bold, intensely complex Cabernet Sauvignon with huge aromatics of herbs and spices; exotic, conversation-worthy, and should be the centerpiece of the table.
Red Thread 2018  Pinot Noir
95 points
$45
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of candied berries, plums and violets, chai spiced chocolate, roasted sandalwood, and eucalyptus honey with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity fat body and a nuanced, medium-long finish with notes of creme brulee, pomegranate compote, and poached apple with silky, soft tannins. A superbly flavorful and enticing Pinot with great exotic herbal nuances.
AvinoDos 2014  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$125
Black garnet color. Inviting aromas and flavors of black licorice, preserved plum, buttery ganache, and spiced black tea with a slightly chewy, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long finish with notes of toasted coconut, dates and chorizo, and five-spice with firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. A vibrant, cellar-worthy Napa Cabernet; unleash this wine’s potential after a few years in the cellar.