Robert Parker


Items 1-15 of 860

Clos de Luz Massal 1945 Carménère

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 60292

VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Jun 2022
The 2020 Carménère Massal 1945 from Almahue, Cachapoal, was made in used barrels and foudres for 12 months. Garnet red to the eye, the nose offers notes of pyrazine and mint with hints of sour cherry and ripe plum. In the mouth, it’s tense and juicy with a vibrant expression and a fruity, faintly herbal backdrop. A delicate take on the style. (Joaquín Hidalgo)
RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 6th Apr 2023
The effect of the warm and dry year was evident in the 2020 Massal 1945 Carménère, especially when tasted next to the wine from the cooler 2021. This is creamy and has a roundness in the palate. It has 14.1% alcohol, mellow acidity and abundant, fine-grained, slightly dusty tannins. 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2021. (Luis Gutiérrez)
JS9191 pts. - - Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Juicy, fruity red with aromas of raspberries, redcurrants, sour cherries, mushrooms and dried herbs. Medium-bodied with bright acidity and sleek tannins. Crunchy and delicious. Drink or hold. (James Suckling)

Chile | Valle Central | Rapel Valley


Primary Grape: Carménère


Only $17.99 each when you buy a solid or mixed case

Add to Wishlist

Add to Compare

JS9797 pts. - - Thursday, February 3, 2022
A perfumed nose of plums, mulberries, mushrooms, caramel, sweet tobacco and sweet spices. Full-bodied with velvety, fine tannins and lively acidity. Balanced and supple with a creamy texture. Delicate and precise with a long, polished finish. 90% tempranillo and 10% graciano. Drink or hold. (James Suckling)
RP9595 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 14th Jul 2022
They used the words subtlety, elegance, finesse, delicacy and silk to define the 2015 Gran Reserva 904 Selección Especial, a blend of 90% Tempranillo from their vineyards in Villalba, Briñas and Rodezno with 10% Graciano from the Montecillo vineyard in Fuenmayor that was picked 23 days later than the Tempranillo. The grapes were sorted optically for the first time, and they fermented in stainless steel where the wine went through malolactic too. The wine was put in barrel in January 2016—used American oak barrels built by their own coopers—where it matured for four years, during which time it was racked every six months. 2015 was a healthy vintage with balanced ripeness that delivered wines with good aging potential. They thought the wine needed a little more time in bottle to polish those tannins and have decided to hold it and release the wine around March 2023; it will be marked Selección Especial, the first 904 to do so, as they have very high hopes for this year and believe it’s one of the finest vintages. They think it will develop the sophistication in the palate with a little more time and that is should achieve the silkiness that is the signature of 904. This is very 2015; I saw quite strong tannins in all the 2015 wines I tasted from Rioja Alta. There are some 150,000 bottles of this. (Luis Gutiérrez)
VN9595 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2021
Vivid ruby. Expansive red and blue fruit preserve, tobacco, potpourri, spice and botanical herb aromas, with vanilla and smoky mineral notes emerging as the wine opens up. Sappy, penetrating and gently chewy on the palate, offering vibrant, mineral- and spice-accented black raspberry, bitter cherry and rose pastille flavors that deepen and turn sweeter on the back half. Shows sharp focus and floral lift on the impressively long, youthfully tannic finish, which leaves behind notes of candied blue fruits and spicecake. (Josh Raynolds)
SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2021
This elegant, sanguine red offers supple layers of dried cherry, sandalwood, vanilla and Kalamata olive, supported by smooth tannins. Hints of leather, tobacco, mineral and anise echo on the finish. A balanced, traditional style red. Drink now through 2031. 12,500 cases made, 3,200 cases imported. (Gillian Sciaretta)

Spain | Rioja


Primary Grape: Tempranillo

Compare at $104.99 $83.99

You save:$21.00 (20%)

Add to Wishlist

Add to Compare

SP95+95–98 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2020
Youthfully balled up, but there’s a ton of gorgeous cassis, raspberry and plum fruit, all of it kept in check right now thanks to a bolt of iron as riveting as I’ve seen in this wine. Barrel samples are often easily impressive, but this is way more than that.—Non-blind Louis M. Martini vertical (July 2020). (James Molesworth)
SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2023
Well-built, with a dense core of red and black currant reduction flavors held in check for now, while iron-tinged sweet tobacco, warm earth and singed apple wood notes hold sway. Packs a muscular, racy structure that drives underneath, so just give this a bit more time to fully meld. Rock-solid, though. Best from 2025 through 2040. 1,350 cases made. (James Molesworth)
JS9494 pts. - - Friday, January 14, 2022
Aromas of currants, blackberries, vanilla, walnuts and cedar. It’s full-bodied with firm, polished tannins. Plush, supple and textured with a deep core of dark fruit and spice. Vanilla, too. Rich and flavorful. Big, chewy wine. Try from 2023. (James Suckling)
RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st May 2022
Martini’s 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Rosso Vineyard has the site’s characteristic mint and herbal overtones, but it also offers deep cassis and plum notes. Full-bodied, ripe but firm, with typical Cabernet Sauvignon varietal austerity and reserve, framed by fine-grained, silky tannins that linger on the finish, it’s a classic example of Monte Rosso Cabernet. (Joe Czerwinski)

Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Limited InventoryWe'll confirm your order by email.

11 items or less in stock.

Compare at $129.99 $99.99

You save:$30.00 (23%)

Add to Wishlist

Add to Compare

SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2022
A bright yet firmly structured Chianti Classico, with iron, leather, almond and floral accents surrounding a core of cherry fruit. Sleek and intense, with a lingering finish echoing cherry, red berry and mineral notes. Best from 2024 through 2040. 4,500 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)
JS9393 pts. - - Monday, July 4, 2022
Aromas of sweet berries, crushed stones and violets follow through beautifully to a medium-bodied with fine, integrated tannins and a pretty finish. Crisp and crunchy with structure. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 9th Feb 2023
Here’s a wine I highly recommend. Packaged with a black label, the Volpaia 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva is certified organic Sangiovese from a site with sandstone soils that rises up to a cool 600 meters above sea level in Radda in Chianti. These well-priced results are perfumed and vibrant with black fruit, crushed stone and wild rose. I especially appreciate those drying mineral tones that match the wine’s elegant, mid-weight mouthfeel. Some 60,000 bottles were released. (Monica Larner)

Italy | Tuscany | Chianti Classico


Primary Grape: Sangiovese


Certified organic by Q Certificazioni

Compare at $47.99 $39.99

You save:$8.00 (17%)

Add to Wishlist

Add to Compare

Marietta Román

Estate Grown Zinfandel
2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 45077

RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 14th Jul 2022
A blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Barbera, the 2020 Román Zinfandel has a medium ruby-purple color and aromatic layers of raspberry, red cherry, rhubarb, aniseed and lilac with touches of iron and orange peel. The medium-bodied palate is gently chewy, with tart, juicy fruits and a spicy finish. (Erin Brooks)

United States | California | North Coast


Primary Grape: Zinfandel