daily wine picks


Less than $15

Sep. 16, 2014: BODEGAS MONTECILLO Rioja Viña Cumbrero Crianza 2010 (90 points, $10)

The polished texture carries crisp flavors of tart cherry, fresh herb, anise and mineral, supported by light, firm tannins and lively acidity. Graceful, with balanced fruity and savory notes that give way to a spicy, floral finish. Drink now through 2022. 103,700 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

$15 to $30

Sep. 16, 2014: MONTGRAS Syrah Colchagua Valley Antu Ninquén 2012 (91 points, $19)

Ripe and rich, with smoky notes to the dried raspberry and dark plum flavors. Meat accents linger on the cream- and chocolate-filled finish. A harmonious style that finely balances the fruit and savory components. Drink now through 2019. 7,200 cases made. —Kim Marcus

More than $30

Sep. 16, 2014: GILLES ROBIN Crozes-Hermitage White Les Marelles 2012 (92 points, $38)

This delivers a racy beam of star fruit, yellow apple and bright melon flavors, lined with heather hints and carrying through the pineapple-tinged finish. Drink now. 84 cases imported. —James Molesworth

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