Our Top Ten Wines of the Year

Our Top Ten Wines of the Year | WineTransit.com

We taste thousands of wines every year as we search for bottles that our customers will enjoy. And some wines are more memorable than other.

These were the most memorable wines we tasted in 2021, and they're great selections for wine drinkers on your list or for serving at your holiday gatherings. Order today!

Our Top 10 Wines of 2021:

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  1. Red Electric Interurban Pinot Noir

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#53269

    VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Jun 2019
    Glimmering red. Spice-accented red fruit and rose oil on the nose, along with notes of white pepper, allspice and musky earth. Juicy and focused in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and red berry flavors with a touch of medicinal bitterness. Turns sweeter with air and shows very good energy on the persistent finish, which is firmed by dusty, fine-grained tannins that fold smoothly into the wine’s fruit.
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    Primary Grape: Pinot Noir | All Grapes: Pinot Noir

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  4. Amici Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#54028

    RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 5th Nov 2020
    The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color. It opens with expressive notes of warm cassis, black cherries, blackberries and fragrant earth with hints of bay leaves and black truffles. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers mouth-coating cassis flavors with compelling herbal sparks, framed by a lively backbone and wonderfully velvety tannins, finishing long. 10,000 cases were made.
    VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Jan 2021
    The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is fabulous. Rich, plummy and forward, the Amici Napa Valley Cabernet makes a terrific introduction to the vintage. Even better, it is incredibly fairly priced. Succulent dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice and licorice are kicked up in this fleshy, open-knit Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink it over the next decade.
    WE9292 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 5/1/2021
    With small elements of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc blended in, this nicely made red is bright and supple in addition to being well integrated. Herbal back notes of cedar and sage provide earthy context to the darkly brooding black fruit, finishing in a grip of tannin.
    JD9292 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - January 27, 2021
    Moving to the Cabernet Sauvignon releases, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley reveals a dense purple color as well as a great bouquet of crème de cassis, scorched earth, camphor, new leather, and candied flowers. With medium to full-bodied richness, it offers terrific tannins and good mid-palate depth, with the fresh, pure, classy style of the vintage front and center. It competes with wines at two to three times the price and is going to evolve nicely for 10–12 years, if not longer.
    SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2021
    Expressive, with a mix of red and black currant and blackberry flavors that are nicely defined, carried along by singed alder and tobacco accents that blossom through the finish. Drink now through 2028. 8,000 cases made.
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  6. Sordo Barolo

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#54612

    JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    A very fine-tannined red with creamy, polished tannins that run the length of the wine. It’s medium-bodied with pretty length and finesse. Drink or hold.
    RP8989 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 23rd Jul 2020
    The Sordo 2016 Barolo is a well-priced and readily available wine. It is elegantly downplayed and subtle, offering typical Nebbiolo aromas of wild cherry, rose, licorice, cola and aniseed. It spreads over the palate with a fine and delicate texture, and you don’t feel its power until those youthful tannins kick in. Those tannins are a bit too aggressive now, so give it time. Winemaking involves extended maceration with submerged cap and concludes with 24 months in traditional Slavonian oak casks. An ample 150,000 bottles were made.
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    Primary Grape: Nebbiolo | All Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo

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  9. Et Fille Palmer Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#55544

    JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, July 2, 2019
    Ripe, boysenberry and cherry aromas are nicely augmented with earthy, woody, savory notes. The palate has a succulent core of rich, cherry and plum flavors. Holds well on the finish. Drink now.
    RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 23rd Apr 2020
    The 2016 Pinot Noir Palmer Creek Vineyard has a medium ruby-purple color and scents of red and black cherries with earthy nuances of forest floor, mushroom and turned earth plus hints of dried flowers. Medium-bodied, softly framed and silky, it offers concentrated, earth-tinged fruits and a juicy finish. 217 cases produced.
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