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 2021 Finch Hollow Chardonnay
94 points
With a harmonious balance of fruit, floral, malo, and barrel, this is excellent now and will likely become something special in 5 to 10 years.
Jarvis 2021 Unfiltered Finch Hollow Chardonnay
94 points
A special wine that will benefit with age and it would be fun to taste this side by side with some white Burgundy, particularly Corton Charlemagne and Chassagne Montrachet to see where it stacks up.
Jarvis 2020 Unfiltered Finch Hollow Chardonnay
94 points
A very, very good Chardonnay here. Oaky but with the quality of fruit sufficient to balance and improve with age.
Lobo 2021 Wulff Vineyard Chardonnay
93 points
Lush and plumb ripe fruit that can hold some polished and elegant French oak presence.
Jarvis 2020 Finch Hollow Chardonnay
93 points
Excellent fruit, delectable French oak, and an absolute stunner. If American wine starts doing Grand Cru Chardonnay, this is in the conversation.
Keenan 2020 Spring Mountain District Chardonnay
88 points
Good fruit and acid on this wine accent a rich tapestry of flavors; the oak seems youthful here and will likely integrate and become better with decanting or cellar time.
Freixo Alvarinho 2021 Estate Albarino
87 points
Salty, nutty, and filled with dried orchard fruit this will be a good pairing with seafood paella.
Freixo 2021 Reserva White Blend Alentejano
87 points
A perfect apéritif wine to pair with light snacks or a salad and whet the appetite for more decadent courses to follow.