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 White 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.
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.
Rooftop Reds 2017  Riesling
94 points
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas of ripe starfruit, dried pineapple, hints of hazelnut, and rubber with a supple, lively, moderately sweet medium body and a graceful, very complex, very long underripe peach and tropical fruit tart finish with no oak flavor. A skillfully grown Riesling with exceptional balance and intoxicating aromatics; let it work its magic with the meal, or simply enjoy all on its own.
94 points $18 Best Buy
Reynolds Family Winery 2018  Chardonnay
94 points
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of honeycrisp apples, apple blossom, graham cracker crust, and lemon meringue with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-length finish evoking shades of apricot-orange chutney with moderate oak flavor. A bright, vivacious Napa Chardonnay; aerate and drink now or cellar for a few years for peak enjoyment.
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2018 Dijon Clone Chardonnay
93 points
Pale straw color. Clean aromas and flavors of finger lime, underripe apricot, Turkish delight, and hints of sassafras with a satiny, lively, dry light body and a smooth, layered, medium-long finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A crisp and steely Chardonnay to drink with shellfish now or after a few years of cellaring.
Lobo 2019  Chardonnay
93 points
Golden straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of fluffy buttercream, coconut flake, buttered nuts, and buttered popcorn with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a compelling, medium-long finish that shows notes of caramel and pineapple cake with well-integrated, coating tannins and heavy oak flavor. A balanced and tropical Chardonnay with a light, fluffy, velvety style.
Wagner Vineyards 2019 Select Riesling
93 points
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of dried apple and pear, rocks and straw, and dried eucalyptus with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish displaying touches of honeyed apple skin and lime-kiwi sorbet. A pleasing and pretty Riesling that drinks effortlessly.
93 points $14 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature 2018  Chardonnay
93 points
Best Buy
Pale golden straw color. Oaky aromas and flavors of whipped cream, apricot, Poire Williams, vanilla bean, honeycomb, and hints of espresso with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long finish with heavy oak flavor. A silky, dreamy Chardonnay with great integration of fruit flavors and luxury oak.
93 points $12 Best Buy
Nicolas Potel 2017  Chardonnay
93 points
Gold color. Aromas of almond tart, glazed tropical fruit, and golden kiwi with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, involved, long toast, caramel-laden banana, honeysuckle, and wet stone finish with leafy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich, concentrated and lengthy Pouilly-Fuissé with great style.
93 points $31.99
Damiani Wine Cellars 2018 Single Vineyard - Davis Riesling
92 points
Straw color. Aromas of cedar, black tea, birch venik, and apple with a round, crisp, dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, long lemongrass, ginger, and wet stone finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A densely textured, cedar-inflected Riesling that offers a distinctive profile for lovers of the varietal.