Michaels's Cellar Selections

Barbaresco "Vigneto Bordini", La Spinetta, Piedmont, IT, 2010
Not rated
Wine Advocate: 94
Here's a Nebbiolo that exudes character and personality. The 2010 Barbaresco Vigneto Bordini is a standout expression of the grape that walks that fine line between elegance and power that so many vintners seek to achieve. The balance h
$61.95 $59.95
Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes, FR, 2009 (750ml)
Not rated
Tasting Notes:
Apricot, peach, a touch of honeysuckle and quince with a touch of almond.
$73.95
Brunello di Montalcino, Il Poggione, IT, 2012
Not rated
Wine Advocate: 95+
“Il Poggione is a Brunello superstar and a vintage like this reveals every reason why that affirmation is true. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is
$74.95
Chateauneuf du Pape "La Part des Anges", Usseglio Raymond, 2011
Not rated
Tasting Notes:
A blend of 70% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache and 10% Syrah, it possesses a modern, yet gorgeous, profile with big blackberry, cassis, roasted meats, tree bark and licorice aromas and flavors all soaring from the glass.
$79.95
Cabernet Sauvignon "Fellom Ranch", Arnot-Roberts, Santa Cruz Mtns, CA, 2011
Not rated
Tasting Notes:
Inky ruby color. Blueberry, cassis, bitter chocolate, licorice and pipe tobacco on the fragrant nose.
$89.95
Chateau Pape Clement, Pessac-Leognan, FR, 2012
Not rated
Wine Advocate: 97
Blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Full-bodied, with rich cassis, subtle burning embers and spice followed by velvety, well-integrated tannins, the wine is lush, expansive, savory and p
$96.95
Barolo “Cannubi”, Paolo Scavino, IT, 2013
Not rated
Jamessuckling.com: 96
“Aromas of strawberries, flowers and tea follow through to a full body, a dense center palate and a tannic and structured finish. Big and powerful Cannubi. Tiny production. Drink in 2022.”
$98.95
Barbaresco "Bernardot, Bricco Asili", Ceretto, Piedmont, IT, 2009
Not rated
Wine Advocate: 94
An opulent, full-bodied wine, packed with soft tannins that are already nicely evolved and silky. Very concentrated and varied on the nose, with the classic signs of flowers and red fruit in the foreground. This is a wine that fully ex
$98.95
Barolo "Brunate", Ceretto, Piedmont, IT, 2008
Not rated
Wine Advocate: 92
This is a silky, smooth Barolo, delicately scented with roses and violets, showing great aromatic complexity.
$99.95
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, FR, 2012
Not rated
Wine Advocate: 95
Château Smith Haut Lafitte white 2012 offers a bright, vibrant pale yellow colour with green hue. The first nose offers delicate notes of white fruits and flowers, rich with an explosion of yellow fruits, peach, apricot, mango, citrus
$109.95
Chateau Branaire-Ducru, Saint Julien, FR, 2010
Not rated
Tasting Notes:
Raspberry jam, black currants, crushed rocks and spring flowers.
$109.95
Barolo "Cannubi" E Pira Chaiara Boschis, IT, 2012
Not rated
James Suckling: 97
The regal Barolo Cannubi has a nose with a myriad of sweet scents of spice and ripe fruit, that is accompanied by the classical notes of Cannubi (mint and eucalyptus). With a lively taste that is powerful and chewy, but pleasingly ele
$111.95
Gigondas "Le Claux", Chateau de Saint Cosme, FR, 2013
Not rated
Wine Advocate: 96
Wine Spectator: 95
Bottled without any filtration. Black cherry, camphor, licorice, peat, raspberry, almond and hints of tar.
$114.95
Chateau Rieussec, Sauternes, FR, 2009
Not rated
Wine Advocate: 97
“It has a rich and powerful bouquet that overshadows the 2010, decadent ripe quince, peach and dried honey scents, a dab of beeswax developing with time. The palate is wonderfully balanced with botrytis-rich fruit, a multilayered and op
$117.95
Chateau Canon-La-Gaffeliere, St. Emilion, FR, 2009
Not rated
Tasting Notes:
50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of espresso roast, incense, sweet black cherries, black currants, licorice, asphalt, barbecue smoke, Christmas fruitcake and herbs.
$124.95
Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, FR, 2010
Not rated
Tasting Notes:
Honeyed pears, subtle citrus, candle wax, orange zest and lemon butter.
$134.95
Red Blend "Proprietary Red", Pahlmeyer, Napa Valley, CA, 2013
Not rated
Tasting Notes:
Dark garnet in color and nearly black at the core, the wine opens with concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry and wild blueberry, delicate notes of red raspberry and lavender, and a fresh waft of crushed slate. The silky entry is intense w
$159.95
Chateau La Fleur de Bouard "Le Plus", Lalande de Pomerol, FR, 2010
Not rated
Wine Advocate: 94+
“Made from 100% Merlot cropped at minuscule yields of 20 hectoliters per hectare, the 2010 La Plus de La Fleur de Bouard was bottled unfined and unfiltered and came in at 14.5% natural alcohol. This wine ratchets up the level of extrac
$164.95
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Leognan Rouge, FR, 2010
Not rated
Wine Advocate: 98+
2010 Smith Haut Lafitte rouge is a deep, concentrated, nearly black colour. The bouquet displays a range of red and black fruit aromas, as well as ones reminiscent of spice and warm herbs.
$169.95
Chateau Pape Clement, Pessac-Leognan, FR, 2009
Not rated
Tasting Notes:
"A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with a modest 13.5% alcohol. Notes of burning embers, scorched earth, graphite, blueberries, blackberries and toasty vanillin.”
$174.95
Cabernet Sauvignon "Ulysses", Christian Moueix, Napa Valley, CA, 2013
Not rated
Wine Advocate: 96
Gorgeous blueberry and blackberry fruit, along with the telltale cassis and floral notes, jump from the glass.
$189.95
Chateau Canon "1er Cru Classe", St. Emilion, FR, 2009
Not rated
Tasting Notes:
75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Blue/purple color along with a classic nose of chalk dust, blueberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of wood smoke.
$189.95
Chateau Leoville Poyferre, Saint Julien, FR, 2010
Not rated
Tasting Notes:
Full-bodied, dense purple in color, with floral notes intermixed with blackberries, cassis, graphite and spring flowers.
$199.95
Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, Pomerol, FR, 2011
Not rated
Tasting Notes:
Mulberries, cherry liqueur and spring flowers, andt no hint of oak.
$209.95
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