February's Top Shelf

Here are this month's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors'Choice and Best Buy.


Published:

Here’s a look at February's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors’ Choice and Best Buy. For full tasting notes on these and hundreds of other wines, visit the Buying Guide.

CELLAR SELECTION

Château Latour 2009 Pauillac. A big, powerful wine that sums up the richness of the vintage. It is densely fruity, spicy with an enormous black plum and berry fruit character to go with the acidity. It’s concentrated while still showing such wonderfully pure fruit. The aging potential is immense. Multiple U.S. importers. —R.V.
abv: NA   Price: $2,300

EDITORS’ CHOICE

Quilceda Creek 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley). The flagship wine from Quilceda Creek offers exotic scents of plum, cassis, loam, coffee and pine sap, a rich and evocative blend. The wine delivers all that is promised and more; it is deep and dense with flavor, polished and focused and persistent. Vanilla,
espresso, fine tannins, luscious acids
and cascading fruits. —P.G.
abv: 15.2%   Price: $125

BEST BUY

Uvaggio 2010 Vermentino (Lodi). An incredibly priced, low-alcohol sipper that’s also complex enough to pair with a range of lighter foods. Its aromas of apricot and sweet peach are most inviting, and the wine also has a saltiness layered around its acidity that hits in the midpalate and then finishes dry. A complex, medium-bodied, layered white that tastes of the sea. —V.B.
abv: 12%   Price: $14

Related Articles

13 Great 2011 Pinot Noirs

California's 2011 Pinot Noirs are complex, focused and vibrant.

Falling in Love with Wine

Writer and director J. Rick Castañeda unleashed his inner oenophile the long and really, really hard way: He filmed his new movie in wine country.

The 27 Best Boxed Wines

Whether hiking, boating or hosting a super-sized summer soirée, these 27 wines are both portable and pour-worthy.

Your Guide to Chilling Wine

Here’s your cheat sheet to pouring at the perfect temperature.

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time. View an example of our newsletter.

Shop

>

Related Web Articles