daily wine picks


Less than $15

Nov. 21, 2014: CASA SANTOS LIMA Lisboa Lab White 2013 (87 points, $9)

This has plenty of acidity to lift the ripe apple, pear and melon flavors. Juicy midpalate, with fresh green herb and scallion notes that support the minerally finish. Fernão Pires, Arinto, Moscatel and Sauvignon. Drink now through 2017. 25,500 cases made. —Kim Marcus

$15 to $30

Nov. 21, 2014: SCHARFFENBERGER Brut Mendocino County Excellence NV (88 points, $20)

Soft and fresh, with easygoing flavors of creamy lemon, spice and fresh yeast rolls. Drink now. 35,600 cases made. —Tim Fish

More than $30

Nov. 21, 2014: VIÑA NEYEN DE APALTA Espíritu de Apalta Colchagua Valley 2010 (92 points, $50)

Redolent of dried currant and sandalwood, this is a vibrant, gutsy red, featuring of deep vein of cocoa powder. Exhibits an elegant texture, with a finish that lingers with fig and olive notes. Drink now through 2019. 2,500 cases made. —Kim Marcus

Take a Site Tour

Discover all that WineSpectator.com has to offer, from free wine tips to member exclusives: our wine ratings database, advance ratings newsletters, cellar management tools, mobile services and more.

About Our Tastings

The guidelines we follow for our blind tastings, our tasters and their beats, and our 100-point scale.

Video: Inside Our Tasting Department

MEMBER LOGIN

= members only

Keep me logged in      Forgot Password?

Free Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences

Classifieds

The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories