The staff here at Premium Wine and Spirits has an extensive background in tasting and judging wines. Many of our managers and associates, aside from tasting wines here, travel all over in search of new and interesting products to bring to Premier. Each of our individual staff members have taken some time to sit down and create a full list of their favorite Premier wine. Their criteria were simple: Taste, Value and Uniqueness! Take a look at what each of our staff members have chosen, and remember, their combined knowledge spans over several decades and countries so let them help you in picking out your next favorite wine or spirit!
WS8989 pts. - Wine & Spirits - August 1, 2013 One of the most reliable Cavas at the price, this offers cool, crisp cider apple flavors along with leesy notes of toast, nuts and flowers. It’s gentle and clean, fuel for a dance party.SP8686 pts. - Wine Spectator - Apr 30, 2013 Fresh and balanced, with a creamy bead supporting apple puree, pastry cream, anise and preserved lemon notes. Drink now. 75,570 cases imported.WE8686 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 11/1/2013 Standard lemon-lime aromas open this quaffable Cava. In the mouth, it’s creamy and soft but not mushy, with candied mango, papaya and vanilla flavors that finish sweet.RP8585 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 1st May 2011 Segura Viudas’ entry level Cava, the Non-Vintage Brut Reserva offers up a pleasant perfume of yeast notes, biscuit, and green apple. It is a straightforward, lively, slightly off-dry bubbly that is a good value for drinking over the next 12–18 months.
JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, August 9, 2022 This youthful dry riesling has a slew of floral and herbal nuances, together with delicate stone-fruit and wild-berry notes. So elegant, in spite of the full, juicy fruit on the palate. The long, wet-stone finish is racy and pristine. Made with grapes from the estate vineyard on Keuka Lake. Drink or hold. Screw cap.RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 12th May 2022 The 2020 Dry Riesling Eugenia comes in with three grams of residual sugar against 6.9 of total acidity and 12.9% alcohol. This is a single-vineyard selection from 1968 vines on soils with high slate content. The winery calls it their best Riesling plot. This is a surprisingly friendly wine this year, perhaps typical of the vintage. Maybe one day it will close down, but not today. It is splendid, showing off fine depth, a fruity demeanor and respectable power. As fruity as it is, it shows off a little tension on the finish too. This is very accessible this year, but it’s still likely to improve in the cellar. The winery is a strong proponent of the 2020 vintage (and they aren’t the only ones), but as impressive as this is, and granting that both are not here together, I’d take the 2019 just now. That may be slower-developing, but in a few years, a comparison will be intriguing. They are both very fine.
RP8888 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 21st Dec 2009 The 2006 MONEMVASIA LIASTOS was sun dried for 15 days and then aged in oak. Relatively light, it is laced with apricot and peach nuances, not particularly syrupy, and not as rich in the palate as the nose promises. It is very tasty, but it does thin fast and the fruit acquires a dried apricot nuance with air and warmth. The intense aromatics were its best feature. Drink now–2015.SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2010 A rich dessert-style white, with plenty of buttercream, maple and ripe pear flavors. The long finish echoes smoke and spice. Drink now through 2016. 500 cases made.