Buy Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of the Year

We have in stock many of the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of the Year, but as usual they go very fast. I rarely go after the wines after the list is out , but this year my timing was perfect. I had a few already in the store as I usually do, and I was able to add to the assortment. These are first come first served until we run out. Give us a call at (808) 826-0040 to reserve your wines.

#2 Wine of the Year
Mollydooker Shiraz McLaren Vale Carnival of Love – $115 (2 bottles available)
Sinewy, lithe and expressive, packing red berry, black cherry and cardamom aromas and flavors into a tightly focused package. The finish expands and powers up, driving a long and meaty finish. Displays muscle and poise. Drink now through 2022. 4,729 cases made. —HS 95pts

#5 Wine of the Year
Leeuwin Chardonnay Margaret River Art Series 2011 – $89 (8 bottles available)
Rich, ripe and generous, this is deftly balanced to lift the pear, mango, floral and spice flavors with gentle acidity. Comes together on the supple, seductive finish, showing tremendous depth and intensity without losing any charm. Drink now through 2025. 600 cases imported. —HS 96pts

#20 Wine of Year
Peter Michael Chardonnay Knights Valley Ma Belle-Fille 2012 – $145 (2 bottles available)
Captivating, sleek, elegant and graceful, this is rich without weight, offering a mix of ripe pear, fig, apricot and melon flavors, with subtle touches of nutmeg, hazelnut and toasted almond. For all its flavor and depth, this displays wonderful lift on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,080 cases made. —JL 95pts

#21 Wine of Year
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2010 – $36 (1 case available)
This enticing red offers floral, strawberry, raspberry and mineral aromas and flavors. Elegant and harmonious, showing no shortage of structure, this has fine complexity, with a lingering aftertaste of berry and mineral. Best from 2015 through 2025. 4,000 cases made. —BS 93pts

#31 Wine of Year
Tommasi Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana Poggio al Tufo Rompicollo 2011- $23 (1 case available)
Presents a whiff of blackberry, bacon and ink, followed by dark berry, black pepper and spice notes. Rich and supple, with ample structure for support and a long, fruit-, spice- and mineral-filled aftertaste. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2015 through 2022. 3,000 cases imported. —BS 92pts

#35 Wine of Year
Amavi Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 2011- $29 (1 bottle available)
This fresh and vibrant red is tightly wound around fine tannins, offering a generous burst of currant and plum fruit, hinting at clove and pepper as the finish lingers harmoniously. Drink now through 2021. 5,244 cases made. —HS 92pts

#36 Wine of Year
Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabajà 2010- $65 (2 cases available)
Bright, with cherry, strawberry and floral aromas and flavors, this is backed by a firm yet integrated underlying structure. Beautifully poised for development, so hands off for now. Juicy and long, delivering a lingering aftertaste of cherry, spice and mineral. Best from 2015 through 2027. 1,420 cases made. —BS 94pts

#43 Wine of Year
Charles Smith Riesling Columbia Valley Kung Fu Girl Evergreen 2013 – $15 (12 bottles available)
Crisp and sleek, with juicy, expansive nectarine and peach flavors that play against citrusy acidity, finishing with zing and a sense of softness that lets the finish keep singing. Drink now through 2020. 128,806 cases made. —HS 91pts

#45 Wine of Year
Tikal Patriota Mendoza 2012- $27 (1 case available)
A rich red, packed with concentrated flavors of blackberry, dark plum and mocha, featuring plenty of dark chocolate notes. Offers a ripe texture, with creamy accents and hints of savory herb on the long finish. Drink now through 2020. 12,500 cases imported. —KM 91pts

#59 Wine of Year
Peter Lehmann Clancy’s Barossa 2011 – $19 (2 cases available)
This red is supple, expressive and appealing, with pure blueberry and plum fruit, shading the finish with loamy earth and sweet spice hints. Shows presence and length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. Drink now through 2016. 15,000 cases imported. —HS 90pts

#74 Wine of Year
di Majo Norante Molise Ramitello 2011 – $22 (1 case available)
The up-front mulberry and plum fruit is ripe and fleshy in this balanced red, with polished tannins. Notes of licorice string, graphite, tarry smoke and grilled mushroom push through midpalate and on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 8,500 cases made. —AN 90pts

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