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Critics Challenge X
2013 Medal Winners

Best of Show Red

Castello Banfi 2010 Belnero
Toscana IGT ($28)

Best of Show White

Baileyana 2010 Chardonnay, Grand Firepeak Cuvee
Edna Valley ($28)

Best of Show Sparkling

Perrier-Jouet 2004 Belle Epoque Brut
Epernay, France ($165)

Best of Show Dessert

V. Sattui 2012 Muscat
California ($25)

Best of Class Bordeaux Blend

Justin 2010 Justification
Paso Robles ($47.50)

Best of Class Cabernet Sauvignon

Midsummer Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Canon Creek Vineyard, Napa Valley ($44)

Best of Class Cabernet Franc

Rock Wall 2010Cabernet Franc,  Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard
Napa Valley ($40)

Best of Class Chardonnay

Baileyana 2010 Chardonnay, Grand Firepeak
Edna Valley ($28)

Best of Class Italian Red

Castello Banfi 2010 Belnero
Toscana IGT ($28)

Best of Class Malbec

Las Moras 2011 Black Label
San Juan, Argentina ($15)

Best of Class Merlot

V. Sattui 2010 Merlot
Napa Valley ($29)

Best of Class Mourvedre

Manny O 2010 Sumiller Monastrell
Yecla DDO, Spain ($12)

Best of Class Petite Sirah

Nello Olivo 2010 Petite Sirah
El Dorado County ($35)

Best of Class Pinot Noir

Hawks View Cellars 2010 Hawks View Vineyard
Chehalem Mountains ($38)

Best of Class Red Rhone Blend

Kiona Vineyards Cyclops
Red Mountain ($40)

Best of Class Riesling

Swedish Hill 2011 Dry Riesling
Finger Lakes ($16)

Best of Class Sauvignon Blanc

Kenwood 2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Sonoma County ($12)

Best of Class Shiraz

d'Arenberg 2008 Shiraz, The Dead Arm
McLaren Vale, Australia ($65)

Best of Class Syrah

David Girard 2010 Okei San Syrah
El Dorado ($75)

Best of Class Spanish Red

Antano 2008 Rioja Reserva
Rioja DOC ($12)

Best of Class Viognier

Francis Coppola Reserve 2011 Viognier
Catie's Corner, Russian River Valley ($28)

Best of Class White Rhone Blend

Eberle 2011 Cotes-du-Robles Blanc
Paso Robles ($24)

Best of Class Zinfandel

V. Sattui 2010 Zinfandel, Crow Ridge Vineyard
Ancient Vine, Russian River Valley ($37)

(Scroll down for Judges' comments)

10Span
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County $15.00
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Gris Monterey County $13.00

Acronym
 Critics Silver 2011 Great White Wine California $19.99

Alexander Valley Vineyards
 Critics Platinum 2010 Merlot, Estate Grown Sonoma County $20.00
 Critics Platinum 2010 Sin Zin Alexander Valley $19.99

Alto Cinco
 Critics Gold 2011 Garnacha, Carinena DO Spain $15.00

Amalaya
 Critics Gold 2011 Malbec Blend Salta, Argentina $17.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Torrontes / Riesling Valle Calchaqui, Salta, Argentina $11.00

Ambrito
 Critics Gold NV Lambrusco DOC Reggiano Rosso Italy $5.99

Americano
 Critics Silver 2011 Petite Sirah California $23.00

Antano
 Critics Silver 2008 Rioja DOC, Crianza Spain $10.00
 Critics Platinum 2008 Rioja DOC, Reserva Spain $12.00

Applicious
 Critics Silver 2011 Apple Wine South Korea $12.00

Aquinas
 Critics Silver 2009 Philosopher's Blend, Reserve Napa Valley $26.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $19.99

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2011 Nachise Cochise County, Arizona $21.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Tazi Cochise County, Arizona $19.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Dala Cabernet Sauvignon Graham County, Arizona $19.99

Artezin
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel Mendocino County $18.00

Athenaeum
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford $39.99

B Side
 Critics Silver 2010 Red Wine Blend Napa Valley $24.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $24.99

Backhouse
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay California $7.00

Baileyana Winery
 Critics Gold 2010 Pinot Noir, Grand Firepeak Cuvee Edna Valley  $30.00
 Best of Show White 2010 Chardonnay, Grand Firepeak Cuvee Edna Valley  $28.00

Ballatore
 Critics Silver NV Moscato Rosè California $8.00

Bandit
 Critics Silver NV Pinot Grigio California $9.99

Banfi
 Critics Silver 2011 Chianti DOCG Superiore Italy $11.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Chianti Classico DOCG, Riserva Italy $18.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Centine Bianco Toscano IGT Italy $11.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG Italy $23.00

Barbed Wire
 Critics Gold 2011 Meritage California $12.99

Barboursville Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 Octagon Virginia $50.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Franc, Reserve Virginia $25.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot, Reserve Virginia $30.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Nebbiolo, Reserve Virginia $40.00
 Critics Silver NV Cuvee 1814 Brut, Oltrepo Pavese DOCG Italy $25.00
 Critics Silver NV Cuvee 1814 Brut Rosè, Oltrepo Pavese DOCG Italy $25.00
 Critics Gold 2012 Vermentino, Reserve Virginia $22.00

Barefoot Bubbly
 Critics Silver NV Brut Cuvee California $9.99
 Critics Silver NV Extra Dry California $9.99
 Critics Silver NV Pinot Grigio California $9.99
 Critics Gold NV Moscato Spumante California $9.99
 Critics Silver NV Pink Moscato California $9.99

Barefoot Cellars
 Critics Silver NV Sweet Red California $6.99
 Critics Gold NV Refresh Sweet White California $7.99
 Critics Silver NV White Zinfandel California $6.99
 Critics Gold NV Pinot Noir California $6.99
 Critics Silver NV Shiraz California $6.99
 Critics Silver NV Pinot Grigio American $6.99

Barokes Wines
 Critics Silver NV Bubbly Chardonnay South Eastern Australia $3.99
 Critics Gold NV Bubbly Chardonnay Semillon, Bin 242 South Eastern Australia $3.99
 Critics Silver NV Bubbly Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc France $3.99

Baron Herzog
 Critics Gold 2011 Chenin Blanc Clarksburg $8.00

Barrel Oak Winery
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Franc, Reserve Virginia $50.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Virginia $37.00

Barrel Ranch
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir California $9.99

BearBoat
 Critics Silver 2009 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast $20.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Russian River Valley $22.00

Bella Sera
 Critics Silver NV Red Blend Italy $8.99
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio, Veneto IGT Italy $8.99

Beringer Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Knights Valley $29.00

Big Kahuna
 Critics Silver NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Tierra De Castilla Spain $1.99
 Critics Silver NV Tempranillo, Tierra De Castilla Spain $1.99

Black Box
 Critics Gold 2012 Chardonnay California $24.99
 Critics Silver 2012 Riesling California $24.99
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Valle Central, Chile $24.99

Black Stallion
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $27.99

Bluenose
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $36.00

Boeger Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Barbera El Dorado $18.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel, Walker Vineyard El Dorado $19.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel, Estate El Dorado $18.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc El Dorado $14.00

Bolla
 Critics Gold 2011 Bardolino DOC Italy $8.00
 Critics Platinum 2010 Creso Rosso del Veronese IGT Italy $25.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Valpolicella DOC Italy $11.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Le Poiane, Classico Superiore, Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Italy $15.00
 Critics Gold NV Prosecco DOC Extra Dry Italy $11.00

Boneshaker
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel Lodi $25.00

Boro Hills
 Critics Silver 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand $7.99

Brancott Estate
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Letter Series T Marlborough, New Zealand $32.99
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand $13.99

Bravium Winery
 Critics Silver 2012 Rosè Wine North Coast $19.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Volamus Vineyard Sonoma Coast $39.00
 Critics Platinum 2011 Pinot Noir, Signal Ridge Vineyard Mendocino Ridge $34.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Beau Terroir Vineyard Carneros, Napa Valley $34.00

Ca' Momi Winery
 Critics Platinum 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $24.95
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay Napa Valley $19.95

Cadet d'Oc
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pays d'Oc IGP France $9.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Pays d'Oc IGP France $9.99

Cadre
 Critics Silver 2009 Pinot Noir, The Architects Central Coast $45.00

Cakebread Cellars
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley $49.50

CalNaturale
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, French Camp Vineyard Paso Robles $12.99

Camelot
 Critics Silver NV Cabernet Sauvignon California $8.00

Cameron Hughes
 Critics Gold 2010 Meritage, Lot 357 Napa Valley $22.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Field Blend, Lot 396 California $16.00
 Critics Gold 2007 Super Tuscan, Maremma Toscana IGT, Lot 374 Italy $39.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lot 363 Napa Valley $30.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lot 338 Napa Valley $20.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Malbec, Lot 375, Reserva Mendoza, Argentina $16.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot, Lot 356 Chalk Hill $20.00

Campo Viejo
 Critics Platinum 2004 Rioja DOC, Gran Reserva Spain $23.99

Cardella Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Barbera, Fattoria Cardella - L'aquedotto Vineyard Mendota $17.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Ruby Cabernet, Fattoria Cardella - Vineyard 22 Mendota $20.00
 Critics Gold 2009 Petit Verdot, Peracchi Farms Vineyard 15 California $25.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Moscato, Basila Farms Home Vineyard Madera $17.00

Casey Flat Ranch
 Critics Silver 2010 Estate Red Wine Capay Valley $35.00

Castello Banfi
 Best of Show Red 2010 Belnero, Toscana IGT Italy $28.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Principessa Gavia, Gavi DOCG Italy $14.00
 Critics Silver 2011 San Angelo Pinot Grigio, Toscana IGT Italy $17.00

Castello di Gabbiano
 Critics Platinum 2009 Chianti Classico DOCG, Riserva Italy $22.00

Cavit
 Critics Gold 2012 Chardonnay, Trentino DOC Italy $9.00

Cecchi
 Critics Silver 2010 Chianti Classico DOCG Italy $13.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Sangiovese Toscana IGT Italy $10.99

Cedar Creek Winery  
 Critics Gold 2012 La Belle Vie, Semi-Dry Vidal Blanc American $9.00

Cerro Chalten
 Critics Gold 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Central Valley, Chile $7.99

Charles Heidsieck
 Critics Platinum NV Brut Reserve Champagne, France $65.00
 Critics Platinum NV Rosè Reserve Champagne, France $80.00

Chateau Frank
 Critics Gold 2007 Blanc De Blancs Finger Lakes $29.99
 Critics Silver 2007 Blanc De Noirs Finger Lakes $29.99
 Critics Gold NV Celebre, Cremant Riesling Finger Lakes $20.99

Chateau St. Jean
 Critics Gold 2009 Cinq Cepages Sonoma County $75.00

Chateau Ste. Michelle
 Critics Silver 2009 Meritage, Artist Series Columbia Valley $55.00
 Critics Gold 2009 Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Columbia Valley $38.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Canoe Ridge Estate Horse Heaven Hills $28.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Riesling, Cold Creek Vineyard Columbia Valley $18.00

Cholame Vineyard
 Critics Gold 2010 Cross Country Monterey County $20.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel Monterey County $18.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Grenache Blanc, Summer Shade Santa Barbara $24.00

Citation
 Critics Platinum 2003 Pinot Noir Oregon $60.00

Clear Bottle Bay
 Critics Silver 2011 White Zinfandel California $4.99

Coastal Oak
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $8.99
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Noir California $8.99
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay California $8.99

Col Solare Winery
 Critics Platinum 2009 Red Wine Columbia Valley $75.00

Color Block
 Critics Silver 2012 Merlot Valle Central, Chile $9.99
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay Valle Central, Chile $9.99

Concannon Vineyard 
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Conservancy Livermore Valley $15.00
 Critics Gold 2009 Merlot, Conservancy Livermore Valley $15.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Conservancy Livermore Valley $15.00

Conde de Valdemar
 Critics Gold 2008 Rioja DOC, Crianza Spain $15.00
 Critics Gold 2006 Rioja DOC, Reserva Spain $20.00

Cook's
 Critics Gold NV Moscato California $6.99

Cooper Station
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon California $8.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel California $8.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay California $8.99

Cooper's Hawk Winery
 Critics Silver NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Lux American $35.99
 Critics Gold NV Malbec American $21.99
 Critics Silver NV Riesling American $17.99

Coppola Rosso & Bianco
 Critics Gold 2011 Rosso California $11.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Shiraz California $11.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay California $11.00

Cougar Crest Estate Winery
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Franc, Estate Grown, Cougar Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Valley $35.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Merlot, Estate Grown, Cougar Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Valley $35.00
 Critics Gold 2008 Syrah, Estate Grown Walla Walla Valley $34.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Viognier, Estate Grown Walla Walla Valley $20.00

Cricket Hill Winery
 Critics Silver 2006 Cabernet Franc Applegate Valley $27.00

Cross Springs
 Critics Gold 2010 Petite Sirah, Family Estate Lake County $19.99

Crossing Vineyards & Winery
 Critics Gold 2006 Merlot Pennsylvania $35.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Pinot Noir, Reserve Pennsylvania $25.00

Crossridge Peak
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Reserve California $13.95
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Reserve California $11.95

Cryptic
 Critics Silver 2011 Red Wine California $16.00

Cycles Gladiator
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi $12.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot California $12.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Petite Sirah Lodi $12.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Syrah California $12.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel Lodi $12.00
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Grigio California $12.00

D'Arenberg
 Critics Gold 2008 The Galvo Garage McLaren Vale, Australia $29.00
 Critics Silver 2008 The Sticks & Stones McLaren Vale, Australia $29.00
 Critics Silver 2008 The Ironstone Pressings McLaren Vale, Australia $65.00
 Critics Silver 2010 d'Arry's Original McLaren Vale, Australia $20.00
 Critics Gold 2011 The Hermit Crab, Viognier Marsanne McLaren Vale, Australia $17.00
 Critics Gold 2009 The Beautiful View Grenache McLaren Vale, Australia $85.00
 Critics Gold 2010 The Footbolt Shiraz McLaren Vale, Australia $20.00
 Critics Silver 2009 The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier McLaren Vale, Australia $29.00
 Best Shiraz 2008 The Dead Arm Shiraz McLaren Vale, Australia $65.00
 Critics Silver 2010 The Little Venice Shiraz, Single Vineyard McLaren Vale, Australia $85.00

Dandelion Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2011 Menagerie of the Barossa, Grenache Shiraz Mataro Australia $25.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Pride of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Cabernet Sauvignon Australia $25.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Pride of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Cabernet Sauvignon Australia $25.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Damsel of the Barossa, Merlot Australia $25.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Lioness of McLaren Vale, Shiraz Australia $25.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Lioness of McLaren Vale, Shiraz Riesling Australia $25.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale, Shiraz Australia $25.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale, Shiraz Riesling Australia $25.00
 Critics Platinum 2011 Lionheart of the Barossa, Shiraz Australia $25.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Twilight of the Adelaide Hills, Chardonnay Australia $25.00

Daou Vineyards & Winery
 Critics Platinum 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Paso Robles $56.00

Darioush
 Critics Gold 2009 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $95.00

Dark Hundred
 Critics Gold 2011 Red California $29.99

Darkhorse
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $8.99

David Girard Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 Coda Rouge, Estate El Dorado $30.00
 Best Syrah 2010 Okei San Syrah El Dorado $75.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Roussanne, Estate El Dorado $22.00

Davis Bynum
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Jane's Vineyard Russian River Valley $40.00

Deep Purple
 Critics Gold 2011 Zinfandel Lodi $12.00

DeLille Cellars
 Critics Platinum 2010 D2 Yakima Valley $44.00
 Critics Platinum 2010 Chaleur Estate Rouge Red Mountain $75.00
 Critics Platinum 2010 Harrison Hill Red Blend Snipes Mountain $75.00
 Critics Platinum 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lot 1 Red Mountain $65.00
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Ciel Vineyard Red Mountain $150.00

Dellatorri
 Critics Gold NV Prosecco DOC Brut Italy $21.99

Desert Wind Winery
 Critics Gold 2010 Ruah Wahluke Slope $20.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley $18.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Sangiovese Wahluke Slope $18.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Chardonnay Wahluke Slope $15.00

Domaine Carneros By Tattinger
 Critics Silver 2009 Brut Carneros $28.00

Domaine Ste. Michelle
 Critics Silver NV Brut Columbia Valley $13.00
 Critics Silver NV Brut Rosè  Columbia Valley $13.00

Domenico Wines
 Critics Silver 2007 Miscela, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $39.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel, Dairy Vineyard Lodi $30.00

Domini Plus
 Critics Gold 2008 Red Wine, Douro DOC Portugal $40.00

Don & Sons
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast $19.99

Donovan-Parke
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir California $14.99
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel California $14.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay California $14.99

Doyenne
 Critics Gold 2010 AIX Red Mountain $40.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Syrah, Grand Ciel Vineyard Red Mountain $65.00

Dr. Konstantin Frank
 Critics Silver 2012 Gewurztraminer Finger Lakes $14.99
 Critics Gold 2011 Rkatsiteli Finger Lakes $14.99
 Critics Gold 2012 Riesling, Dry Finger Lakes $14.99
 Critics Platinum 2012 Riesling, Semi-Dry Finger Lakes $14.99
 Critics Platinum 2012 Riesling, Reserve Finger Lakes $24.99

Dreamstone
 Critics Silver NV Pink Moscato Sparkling Wine, Tierra De Castilla Spain $4.99

Dry Creek Vineyard
 Critics Silver 2009 The Mariner, Meritage Dry Creek Valley $45.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley $25.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Heritage Zinfandel Sonoma County $19.00
 Critics Gold 2012 Fume Blanc Sonoma County $14.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley $16.00

Duck Pond Cellars
 Critics Gold 2011 Red Blend Wahluke Slope $15.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope $12.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot Wahluke Slope $12.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Sangiovese Columbia Valley $15.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley $12.00

Eberle Winery
 Critics Gold 2009 Cotes-du-Robles Paso Robles $21.00
 Best White Rhone Blend 2011 Cotes-du-Robles Blanc Paso Robles $24.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Barbera Paso Robles $28.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vineyard Selection Paso Robles $19.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles $34.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Sangiovese Paso Robles $24.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Syrah, Steinbeck Vineyard Paso Robles $24.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Zinfandel Paso Robles $26.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Muscat Canelli Paso Robles $15.00

Ecco Domani
 Critics Silver 2011 Moscato, Puglia IGT Italy $14.00

Echo Bay
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand $12.00

El Pensador
 Critics Silver 2010 Garnacha, Campo de Borja DO Spain $19.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Albarino, Rias Baixas DO Spain $23.99

Enfold
 Critics Gold 2010 Anita's Blend, Estate, Speciale Vineyard Paso Robles $38.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Jazzin, Zinfandel Blend, Speciale Vineyard Paso Robles $25.00

Erasmo
 Critics Silver 2006 Reserva de Caliboro Maule Valley, Chile $30.00

Erzsebet Pince Family Winery
 Critics Silver 2011 Muscat Lunee Tokaji, Hungary $22.99

Falkner Winery
 Critics Gold 2009 Meritage, Special Selection Temecula Valley $39.95
 Critics Gold 2009 Merlot Temecula Valley $26.95

Fields Family Wines
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dr. Konrad's Vineyard Mount Veeder $59.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Syrah, Estate Grown Lodi $22.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Tempranillo Lodi $22.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Sherman Family Vineyards Lodi $24.00

Firesteed
 Critics Silver 2010 Pinot Noir Oregon $17.00
 Critics Silver 2008 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley $30.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Gris Oregon $13.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Riesling Oregon $13.00

First Press Wine Cellars
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $22.99
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay Napa Valley $16.99

Flipflop
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio California $8.00
 Critics Silver NV Riesling, Left Coast American $8.00

Flora Springs
 Critics Gold 2010 Trilogy Napa Valley $75.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $40.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Barrel Fermented Napa Valley $35.00

Folie A Deux
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot Alexander Valley $18.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast $20.00

Fonseca
 Critics Silver NV Bin 27 Finest Reserve, Porto DO Portugal $20.99

Fontana D'Italia
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie IGT Italy $10.99

Foppiano Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2010 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley $30.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Petite Sirah Russian River Valley $22.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Lot 96 Petite Sirah California $12.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Russian River Valley $25.00

Forest Glen Winery
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $10.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir California $10.99
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay California $10.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Grigio, Tehachapi Clone California $8.99

Four Graces
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley $32.00
 Critics Platinum 2011 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills $45.00
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley $24.00
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley $20.00

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection
 Critics Silver 2011 Claret California $18.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $18.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Monterey County $18.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay Monterey $16.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio California $16.00

Francis Coppola Director's
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County $21.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Merlot Sonoma County $21.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast $21.00

Francis Coppola Reserve
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Kylah's Vineyard Russian River Valley $36.00
 Best Viognier 2011 Viognier, Catie's Corner Russian River Valley $28.00

Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut
 Critics Silver 2010 Cinema Sonoma County $32.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley $27.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay Russian River Valley $21.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Alexander Valley $21.00

Frank Family Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $49.75
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Carneros, Napa Valley $35.00
 Critics Platinum 2010 Zinfandel Napa Valley $36.75
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Napa Valley $34.75

Fred Loimer
 Critics Gold 2011 Gruner Veltliner, Lois Osterriech, Austria $16.00

Freixenet
 Critics Silver NV Cava, Elyssia Gran Cuvee Brut Spain $20.00

Frisk
 Critics Gold 2012 Prickly Riesling Australia $11.00

Frogtown Cellars
 Critics Silver 2008 Propaganda Lumpkin County, Georgia $33.99
 Critics Silver 2009 Propaganda Lumpkin County, Georgia $33.99
 Critics Silver NV Shotgun, Second Reload Lumpkin County, Georgia $24.99
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Franc, Kritzer Family Reserve Georgia $48.99
 Critics Silver 2008 Tannat Georgia $29.99
 Critics Gold 2008 Touriga Lumpkin County, Georgia $28.99
 Critics Silver 2009 Petit Verdot Georgia $29.99

G.H. Mumm
 Critics Silver NV Blanc de Blancs Champagne, France $73.99
 Critics Gold NV Cordon Rouge, Brut Champagne, France $48.99

Gallo Family Vineyards  
 Critics Silver NV Merlot California $4.99

Gavalas Winery
 Critics Gold 2011 Santorini PDO Greece $30.00

Geyser Peak Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walking Tree Alexander Valley $23.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Chardonnay, Water Bend Alexander Valley $25.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, River Ranches, Block Collection Russian River Valley $20.00

Glen Carlou
 Critics Platinum 2009 Grand Classique Paarl, South Africa $19.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay Paarl, South Africa $16.00

Gloria Ferrer
 Critics Gold NV Blanc De Noirs Carneros $22.00
 Critics Gold NV Sonoma Brut Sonoma County $22.00
 Critics Gold 2005 Royal Cuvee Carneros $32.00
 Critics Silver NV Va de Vi, Ultra Cuvee Sonoma County $22.00
 Critics Silver 2008 Brut Rosè Carneros $42.00
 Critics Silver 2001 Carneros Cuvee Carneros $60.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Chardonnay, Estate Grown Carneros $18.00

Goose Watch Winery
 Critics Silver NV Classic Cream Sherry Dessert Wine Finger Lakes $16.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Cabernet Franc Rosè Finger Lakes $11.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Finger Lakes $17.00
 Critics Gold 2012 Melody Finger Lakes $10.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Viognier Finger Lakes $18.00

Graffigna
 Critics Silver 2010 Malbec, Grand Reserve San Juan, Argentina $19.99

GrapeHeart Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 The Beat Suisun Valley $69.00

Green Truck
 Critics Platinum 2009 Zinfandel Mendocino County $12.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Mendocino County $12.99

Greenlip
 Critics Silver 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand $14.00

Gunsight Rock
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles $16.99

Hagafen Cellers
 Critics Gold 2012 Dry White Riesling, Rancho Wieruszowski Vineyard Coombsville, Napa Valley $21.00

Hahn Winery
 Critics Gold 2011 Meritage Central Coast $18.00
 Critics Silver 2012 GSM Central Coast $14.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot Central Coast $14.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Noir California $14.00
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Gris Monterey $14.00

HandCraft Artisan Collection
 Critics Silver 2012 Inspiration White California $12.99

Hawks View Cellars
 Best Pinot Noir 2010 Pinot Noir, Hawks View Vineyard Chehalem Mountians, Oregon $38.00

Henry Estate
 Critics Silver 2008 Pinot Noir, Barrel Select Umpqua Valley, Oregon $30.00

Heritance
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $36.00

Hess Collection
 Critics Silver 2009 19 Block Cuvee Mount Veeder $38.00

Hidden Ridge Vineyard
 Critics Platinum 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Impassable Mountain Reserve Sonoma County $75.00

Hooker RFC
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Boys Napa Valley $32.00

Houdini
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford $39.95
 Critics Silver 2009 Merlot Oakville $29.95

Hughes Family Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2009 Syrah, Savannah Vineyard, Signature Reserve Sonoma Valley $40.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Zinfandel, Wild Turkey Vineyard, Signature Reserve Sonoma Valley $35.00

Hughes Wellman
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $75.00

Huntington
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot, Cooney Vineyard Alexander Valley $25.00

Husch Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2012 Vin Gris Pinot Noir Anderson Valley $18.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel, Old Vines, La Ribera Vineyards Mendocino $25.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Chenin Blanc Mendocino $12.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Gewurztraminer Anderson Valley $14.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Mendocino $14.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, La Ribera Vineyards Mendocino $18.00

Hyatt Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot Rattlesnake Hills $13.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Syrah Rattlesnake Hills $13.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Zinfandel, Zillah Gorilla Rattlesnake Hills $16.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Gris Rattlesnake Hills $13.00

I [heart] CA
 Critics Silver NV Cabernet Sauvignon California $3.99
 Critics Silver NV Chardonnay California $3.99

Irony
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Small Lot Reserve Napa Valley $15.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Small Lot Reserve Monterey County $13.99

J. Lohr
 Critics Platinum 2009 Cuvee St. E Paso Robles $50.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Cuvee POM Paso Robles $50.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hilltop Paso Robles $35.00
 Critics Platinum 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Carol's Vineyard St. Helena $40.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Highlands Bench Santa Lucia Highlands $35.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Fog's Reach Arroyo Seco $35.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Arroyo Vista Arroyo Seco $25.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Carol's Vineyard St. Helena $25.00

Jacob's Creek
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Coonawarra, Australia $14.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon South Eastern Australia $8.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Merlot South Eastern Australia $8.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Noir, Reserve Adelaide Hills, Australia $14.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Shiraz South Eastern Australia $8.00
 Critics Silver NV Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Brut Cuvee South Eastern Australia $12.00
 Critics Silver NV Sparkling Moscato South Eastern Australia $8.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Moscato Rosè South Eastern Australia $8.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Moscato South Eastern Australia $8.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay South Eastern Australia $8.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio South Eastern Australia $8.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Dry Riesling South Eastern Australia $8.00
 Critics Platinum 2012 Dry Riesling, Reserve Barossa, Australia $14.00

Jeff Gordon Cellars
 Critics Silver 2008 Joie de Vivre Napa Valley $61.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Leo Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast $56.00

John Duval Wines
 Critics Silver 2010 Shiraz, Entity Barossa Valley, Australia $40.00

Jordan
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $53.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay Russian River Valley $30.00

Junebug
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir California $9.99

Justin Vineyard And Winery
 Best Bordeaux Blend 2010 Justification Paso Robles $47.50
 Critics Gold 2010 Isosceles Paso Robles $62.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Central Coast $18.75

Kalbarri
 Critics Gold 2012 Shiraz, Bin Select: No 667 South Eastern Australia $9.99

KangaWine
 Critics Silver NV White Wine South Eastern Australia $3.99

Karelas
 Critics Silver 2009 Achais Red Greece $18.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Pelagos Red Greece $17.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Achais White Greece $18.00
 Critics Silver NV Pelagos White Greece $18.00
 Critics Gold 2009 Mavrodaphne of Patras PDO Greece $20.00

Kenwood Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 Merlot Sonoma County $14.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot, Jack London Vineyard Sonoma Mountain $25.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley $18.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel, Jack London Vineyard Sonoma Mountain $22.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Gris Russian River Valley $14.00
 Best Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County $12.00

Kiona Vineyards
 Best Rhone Blend NV Cyclops Red Mountain $40.00

Kopke
 Critics Gold 1996 Port, Aged Tawny, Colheita, Porto DOC Portugal $32.00

Korbel  
 Best of Show Spirits NV Brandy California $11.00
 Critics Gold NV Brandy, VSOP, Gold Reserve California $15.00

Korbel Champagne Cellars
 Critics Gold NV Chardonnay Champagne California $11.00
 Critics Silver NV Blanc De Noirs California $11.00
 Critics Silver NV Brut California $11.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Brut, Organically Grown Grapes California $14.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Natural' Russian River Valley $14.00
 Critics Silver NV Brut Rosè California $11.00
 Critics Gold NV Sweet Rosè California $15.00
 Critics Silver NV Sweet Cuvee California $11.00

Koutsogiorgakis Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Ellopia, Dry Red Wine, Evia Greece $28.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Ellopia, Dry White Wine, Evia PGI Greece $28.00

La Merika
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Central Coast $15.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Central Coast $12.99

La Rusticana D'Orsa
 Critics Silver 2010 Cinque Santa Cruz Mountains $45.00

Lake Chelan Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Malbec Columbia Valley $35.00

Las Moras
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz, Reserve San Juan, Argentina $9.99
 Best Malbec 2011 Malbec, Black Label San Juan, Argentina $14.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Malbec, Reserve San Juan, Argentina $9.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Reserve San Juan, Argentina $9.99

Laurier Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot Alexander Valley $18.99
 Critics Silver 2010 Chardonnay Los Carneros $14.99

Leaping Lizard
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot California $9.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay California $9.99

Ledson Winery & Vineyard
 Critics Gold 2009 Cepage Sonoma County $86.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Malbec Dry Creek Valley $46.00
 Critics Platinum 2011 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley $60.00

Liberty Creek
 Critics Silver NV Merlot California $6.99
 Critics Silver NV Chardonnay California $6.99
 Critics Gold NV Pinot Grigio California $6.99

Lock & Key
 Critics Silver 2010 Meritage North Coast $12.00

Los Dos
 Critics Gold 2012 Grenache+Syrah, Campo de Borja DO Spain $8.00

Macari Vineyards & Winery
 Critics Gold 2008 Cabernet Franc North Fork of Long Island $35.00
 Critics Platinum 2012 Early Wine, Chardonnay North Fork of Long Island $17.00

Madria
 Critics Silver NV Moscato Sangria American $5.99

Magistrate
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $12.99
 Critics Platinum 2011 Merlot, Limited Production Central Coast $19.99

Magnavino Cellars
 Critics Silver 2010 Magnatude Lodi $38.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Petite Sirah Lodi $36.00
 Critics Platinum 2010 Zinfandel, Old Vine Lodi $29.00

Main & Geary
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley $17.99
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay Sonoma County $14.99

Maltzman Family Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay, Reserve Napa Valley $55.00

Manny O. Wines
 Critics Gold 2011 Discipulus Blanc, Vins de Pays Languedoc, France $12.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Agapitos Branco, Vinho Regional Alentjano Portugal $12.00
 Best Mourvedre 2010 Sumiller Monastrell, Yecla DDO Spain $12.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Discipulus Syrah, Pays d'Oc IGP Languedoc, France $12.00
 Critics Gold NV Cuvee Celebrus, Blanquette de Limoux France $17.00

Marchesi Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2011 Barbera, Achille Columbia Valley $28.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Primitivo, Valentino Columbia Valley $27.00

Martin & Weyrich
 Critics Silver 2011 Moscato Allegro California $10.99

Martin's Rake
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Marlborough, New Zealand $27.99

Masked Rider
 Critics Silver 2011 Six Gun Cabernet Sauvignon California $9.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Sagebrush Pinot Noir California $9.99
 Critics Gold 2012 The Fiddler Zinfandel California $9.99

Massimo
 Critics Gold 2010 Rioja DOC Spain $12.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Malbec, Prestige Vineyards Mendoza, Argentina $12.00

Matua Valley
 Critics Silver 2012 Paretai Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand $21.00

Matuco
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza, Argentina $9.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Malbec Mendoza, Argentina $9.99
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay Mendoza, Argentina $9.99

Menage A Trois
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir California $12.00
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Grigio California $10.00

Mercy Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2010 Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco $28.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco $28.00
 Critics Gold 2009 Pinot Noir, Cedar Lane Vineyard Arroyo Seco $38.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Chardonnay Arroyo Seco $22.00

Mettler Family Vineyards
 Critics Platinum 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Grown Lodi $24.99
 Critics Silver 2010 Epicenter Zinfandel, Old Vine Lodi $19.99

Middle Ridge Winery
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio, Blue's Creek Vineyard Temecula Valley $21.00

Middle Sister
 Critics Silver NV Wild One Malbec Mendoza, Argentina $12.00

Midsummer Cellars
 Critics Gold 2012 Grenache Rosè Yolo County $19.00
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clark Claudon Vineyard Napa Valley $44.00
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Canon Creek Vineyard Napa Valley $44.00
 Best Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Canon Creek Vineyard Napa Valley $44.00

Milagro Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2010 Petite Sirah Santa Clara Valley $32.00

Moet
 Critics Platinum NV Imperial Brut Champagne, France $40.00
 Critics Platinum 2004 Grand Vintage Brut Champagne, France $57.99
 Critics Platinum 2004 Grand Vintage Rosè Champagne, France $64.99

Monogamy
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast $12.00

Monte De Oro Winery
 Critics Gold 2009 Synergy 65, Owner's Blend, Estate Grown Temecula Valley $33.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Temecula Valley $34.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Merlot Temecula Valley $30.00
 Critics Gold 2008 Syrah, Estate Grown, Reserve Temecula Valley $70.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Tempranillo, Estate Grown Temecula Valley $34.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Muscat Canelli, Galway Vineyard, Estate Grown Temecula Valley $22.00

Monte Don Lucio
 Critics Gold 2007 Reserva La Mancha DO Spain $21.00
 Critics Gold 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, La Mancha DO Spain $15.00

Montevina Winery
 Critics Silver 2012 White Zinfandel Amador County $6.50
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot California $12.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel Amador County $12.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio California $10.00

Mora Estate
 Critics Silver 2009 Valpo Alexander Valley $65.00

Morlanda
 Critics Platinum 2007 Priorat DOQ, Crianca Spain $48.00

Mouton Cadet
 Critics Silver 2011 Bordeaux Rouge France $10.00

Mumm Napa
 Critics Gold 2008 Blanc De Blancs Napa Valley $39.99
 Critics Gold 2005 DVX Napa Valley $54.99

Naked Grape
 Critics Silver NV Cabernet Sauvignon California $7.99
 Critics Gold NV Malbec Argentina $7.99
 Critics Silver NV Pinot Noir California $7.99
 Critics Silver NV Pinot Grigio California $7.99

Napa Cellars
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $26.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay Napa Valley $24.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley $18.00

Narmada Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Melange Virginia $23.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Reflection Chambourcin Virginia $21.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Viognier Virginia $23.00

National Parks Wine Collection
 Critics Silver NV Yosemite White Artisan Blend California $15.99

Navarro Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2011 Navarrouge Mendocino County $15.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Rosè of Pinot Noir Anderson Valley $18.50
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley $19.50
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Methode a l'Ancienne Anderson Valley $29.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Deep End Blend Anderson Valley $49.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel, Old Vine Cuvee Mendocino $27.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay Mendocino $17.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Dry Gewurztraminer Anderson Valley $19.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Blanc Mendocino $15.00

Nello Olivo
 Critics Silver 2010 Toscanello, Red Wine El Dorado County $65.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot El Dorado County $32.50
 Best Petite Sirah 2010 Petite Sirah El Dorado County $28.00

Nemea
 Critics Gold 2008 Diktaios, Nemea VQPRD Greece $30.00

Nevada Ridge
 Critics Silver 2010 Tempranillo Nevada $23.95

Newman's Own
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $12.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay California $12.00

Nichelini Family Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Petite Sirah Napa Valley $43.00

Nieto Senetiner
 Critics Gold 2011 Bonarda Reserva Mendoza, Argentina $16.00

Nitty Gritty
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $29.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot Napa Valley $29.99

Noble Vines
 Critics Silver 2011 337 Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi $14.99
 Critics Silver 2011 446 Chardonnay Monterey $12.99

Ogio
 Critics Gold 2011 Toscana Rosso IGT Italy $12.99

ONEHOPE Wine
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $13.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot California $13.99
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Reserve North Coast $14.99
 Critics Silver NV Brut California $13.99
 Critics Silver 2009 Chardonnay, Reserve Sta. Rita Hills   $13.99

Open Range
 Critics Silver 2010 Red Wine California $18.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc California $15.00

Pacific Rim
 Critics Gold 2011 Vin de Glaciere Columbia Valley $14.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Riesling, Solstice Vineyard Yakima Valley $24.00

Paco 
 Critics Gold 2012 Red Experience, Navarra DO Spain $20.00

Paco & Lola
 Critics Gold 2012 Albarino, Rias Baixas DO Spain $20.00

Paraiso Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 Riesling Santa Lucia Highlands $18.00

Parducci
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Small Lot Blend Mendocino County $14.00
 Critics Silver 2010 True Grit Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Mendocino County $30.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot, Small Lot Blend Mendocino County $13.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Small Lot Blend Mendocino County $14.00

Parkers Estate
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel, Dillon Springs Road Sonoma County $19.99

Paul Dolan Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino County $25.00

PCH
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon California $7.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay California $7.99
 Critics Silver 2010 Pinot Grigio California $7.99

Pebble Bay
 Critics Gold 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand $5.99

Pepi
 Critics Silver 2011 Chenin Blanc Viognier California $12.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay California $12.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio California $12.00

Pepperwood Grove
 Critics Silver NV Pinot Grigio California $6.99

Pere Ventura
 Critics Silver NV Tresor Brut Reserva, Cava DO Spain $17.00

Perrier Jouet
 Critics Gold NV Grand Brut Champagne, France $54.99
 Best of Show Sparkling 2004 Belle Epoque, Brut Champagne, France $164.99

Perrine Winery
 Critics Silver NV The Huguernot Series Amarone American $14.75

Peter Lehmann
 Critics Silver 2010 Layers Red Barossa, Australia $18.00

Picket Fence
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $18.99
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley $18.99

Pietra Santa Winery
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Estate Grown Cienega Valley $18.00

Pighin
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Grigio, Friuli DOC Grave Italy $16.99

Pink Truck
 Critics Silver 2011 Pink Wine California $9.99

Piper Sonoma
 Critics Silver NV Blanc De Blanc Sonoma County $14.00
 Critics Silver NV Brut Sonoma County $14.00
 Critics Silver NV Rosè  Sonoma County $14.00

Piper-Heidsieck
 Critics Platinum NV Brut Champagne, France $50.00
 Critics Gold 2006 Brut Champagne, France $75.00
 Critics Gold NV Rosè Sauvage Champagne, France $60.00

Prix
 Critics Gold 2007 Melange, Reserve Napa Valley $75.00

Project Paso
 Critics Silver 2010 Red Wine Blend Paso Robles $11.99

PromisQous
 Critics Silver NV White California $12.00

Proverbial
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $28.00

Quady Winery
 Critics Silver NV Starboard, Batch 88 California $29.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Elysium, Black Muscat Dessert Wine California $24.99

R & B Cellars
 Critics Silver 2010 Minuet in Merlot, Bingham Ranch Napa Valley $35.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Zydeco Zinfandel, Bingham Ranch Napa Valley $30.00
 Critics Silver NV Chanson des Etoiles North Coast $30.00

Rainstorm
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Gris Oregon $14.00

Rampage
 Critics Silver 2011 Red Wine Blend California $8.99
 Critics Silver 2012 Zinfandel, Old Vine Lodi $11.99

Reata
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Napa County / Sonoma County $25.99
 Critics Silver 2010 Chardonnay Carneros $19.99

Recanati
 Critics Gold 2011 Wild Carignan, Reserve Judean Hills, Israel $56.00

Recoleta
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Mendoza, Argentina $3.99

Red Rock Winery
 Critics Silver 2011 Winemaker's Blend, Reserve California $12.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Merlot, Reserve California $12.00

Red Truck
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $9.99
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir California $9.99

Redtree
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir California $8.00

Redwood Creek
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $8.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Malbec Mendoza, Argentina $8.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir California $8.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay California $8.00

Renacer Punto Final
 Critics Silver 2010 Malbec, Reserva Mendoza, Argentina $22.00

Renwood Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Clarion Amador County $19.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel California $14.99
 Critics Gold 2010 Zinfandel, Timberline Amador County $39.99
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel, Gold Crest Amador County $39.99

Rest In Peace
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir California $6.00

Rex Goliath
 Critics Silver NV Free Range Red American $8.99
 Critics Gold NV Cabernet Sauvignon Chile $8.99
 Critics Silver NV Merlot France $8.99
 Critics Silver NV Moscato Argentina $8.99
 Critics Gold NV Pink Moscato Argentina $8.99
 Critics Silver NV Red Moscato Chile $8.99

Rioja Vega
 Critics Gold 2009 Rioja DOC Spain $11.99

Riunite
 Critics Silver NV Sweet Red Italy $6.00

RiverStar Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2011 Estrella Brilliante Paso Robles $26.00

Robert John Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $75.00

Robert Oatley
 Critics Gold 2011 Rosè of Sangiovese Mudgee, Australia $14.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, Australia $19.99
 Critics Silver 2010 Shiraz McLaren Vale, Australia $19.99
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay Margaret River, Australia $16.99
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Margaret River, Australia $16.99

Rocca Di Montemassi
 Critics Silver 2010 Sassabruna, Monteregio di Massa Marittima DOC Italy $24.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Calasole Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC Italy $14.99

Rocca Family Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2009 Vespera, Estate Grown Napa Valley $50.00

Rock Wall Wine Co.
 Best Cabernet Franc 2010 Cabernet Franc, Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard Napa Valley $40.00
 Critics Silver 2010 The Palindrome, Tannat California $30.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel, Monarch St. California $25.00
 Critics Platinum 2010 Zinfandel, Monte Rosso Vineyard, Reserve Sonoma County $40.00

Rodney Strong
 Critics Platinum 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County $20.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Vineyards Alexander Valley $28.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot Sonoma County $20.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Estate Vineyards Russian River Valley $25.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Estate Vineyards Chalk Hill $22.00

Root: 1
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley, Chile $12.00

Rosenthal - The Malibu Estate
 Critics Platinum 2007 Meritage Malibu Newton Canyon $49.00
 Critics Silver 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Malibu Newton Canyon $42.00

Roza Ridge
 Critics Gold 2010 Petit Verdot Rattlesnake Hills $20.00

Rue De Perle
 Critics Gold 2009 Bordeaux AOC France $21.99
 Critics Gold 2011 Cotes du Rhone Villages AOC France $21.99

Ruffino
 Critics Gold NV Prosecco DOC Extra Dry Italy $15.00

Santa Martina
 Critics Silver 2010 Toscana Rosso IGT Italy $11.99

Saucelito Canyon Vineyard
 Critics Gold 2012 Cote de Blanc Central Coast $26.00
 Critics Platinum 2012 Zinfandel, Backroads San Luis Obispo County $21.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel, Estate Reserve Arroyo Grande Valley $40.00

Save Me San Francisco
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 37 California $10.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Soul Sister California $10.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Calling All Angels California $10.99

Sawtooth
 Critics Silver 2009 Petite Sirah, Reserve Snake River Valley $25.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Gris, Estate Grown Snake River Valley $12.00

SeaGlass
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County $12.00
 Critics Platinum 2012 Chardonnay, Unoaked Santa Barbara County $12.00

Sean Minor
 Critics Gold 2009 Red Wine Napa Valley $22.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Pinot Noir Carneros $22.00

Sean Minor Four Bears
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles $16.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Central Coast $16.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc California $14.00

Segura Viudas
 Critics Silver NV Cava Brut Reserva Spain $10.00

Shannon Ridge
 Critics Silver 2010 Petite Sirah, High Elevation Collection Lake County $22.99
 Critics Silver 2010 Petite Sirah, Caldwell Ranch High Valley, Lake County $24.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, High Elevation Collection Lake County $22.99

Sherwood House Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Franc, Estate Grown North Fork of Long Island $40.00
 Critics Silver 2008 Merlot, Estate Grown North Fork of Long Island $25.00

Shoofly
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Noir Yarra Valley, Australia $14.00

Silver Ridge
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $9.99
 Critics Gold 2011 Merlot California $9.99
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir California $9.99

Simply Naked
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Unoaked California $9.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Unoaked California $9.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Unoaked New Zealand $9.99

Sivas - Sonoma
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County $18.99
 Critics Silver 2010 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast $19.99
 Critics Gold 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County $15.99

Six Degrees
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir California $12.99

Smith & Hook
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast $30.00

Smith-Madrone Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2011 Riesling Spring Mountain District $27.00

Smoking Loon
 Critics Silver 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Valle Central, Chile $7.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Steelbird Unoaked Chardonnay California $7.99

Sofia
 Critics Silver 2012 Rosè Monterey County $19.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Blanc De Blancs Monterey County $19.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Riesling Monterey County $19.00

Sonoma Hills
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $22.99

Sonoma-Cutrer
 Critics Silver 2010 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley $34.00

Sparkling Pointe
 Critics Silver 2008 Blanc De Blancs North Fork of Long Island $42.00
 Critics Gold NV Brut North Fork of Long Island $29.00
 Critics Silver 2003 Brut Seduction North Fork of Long Island $60.00

Spyrou
 Critics Gold 2011 Petra, Sauvignon Blanc, Malagousia, Achaia PGI Greece $30.00
 Critics Platinum 2011 Life Choice, Moschofilero, Dry White Wine, Peloponisos PGI Greece $15.00

St. Francis
 Critics Gold 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vines Sonoma County $19.99

St. Supery Vineyards & Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dollarhide, Estate Napa Valley $85.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Rutherford $85.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Merlot, Estate Rutherford $50.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Grown Napa Valley $20.00

Steelhead Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir Sonoma County $14.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Sonoma County $14.99
 Critics Gold 2012 Sauvignon Blanc North Coast $12.99

Steeplechase
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot, Select Cuvee California $14.95

Stickybeak
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $20.00

Storyteller
 Critics Gold 2011 Red Blend, Ever After  Sonoma County $24.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot, Once Upon a Dream Sonoma County $24.99
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Into the Fog Los Carneros $24.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Summer Camp Sonoma County $24.99

Sunce Winery & Vineyard
 Critics Gold 2011 Cab Shiraz, Sol y Sombra and Parenti Vineyards North Coast $30.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Meritage Red Wine, Winemaker's Reserve Sonoma County $48.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Zora's Vineyard Estate Russian River Valley $46.00
 Critics Platinum 2011 Pinot Noir, Montgomery Vineyard Russian River Valley $44.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Syrah, Parenti Vineyard Suisun Valley $24.00

Swedish Hill Winery
 Critics Silver NV Viking Red New York  $8.99
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Franc Finger Lakes $16.99
 Critics Gold NV Spumante Blush Finger Lakes $12.99
 Best Riesling 2011 Dry Riesling Finger Lakes $15.99
 Critics Platinum 2012 Riesling Finger Lakes $15.99

Tangent
 Critics Gold 2012 Albarino, Paragon Vineyard Edna Valley  $17.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Grenache Blanc, Paragon Vineyard Edna Valley  $17.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Gris, Paragon Vineyard Edna Valley  $17.00

Tapena
 Critics Silver 2011 Garnacha, Tierra de Castilla Spain $10.00

Tara Bella Winery & Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Russian River Valley $78.00

Taylor Fladgate
 Critics Silver 2007 Late Bottled Vintage Porto Portugal $22.99

Tenuta Ca' Bolani
 Critics Gold NV Prosecco DOC, Spumante Brut Italy $18.99

Tenuta Di Nozzole
 Critics Silver 2009 Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Italy $23.99

Terra d'Oro
 Critics Silver 2011 Barbera Amador County $18.00

The Crusher
 Critics Gold 2011 Petite Sirah, Grower's Selection Clarksburg $12.99

Tin Roof Cellars
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $12.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Merlot California $12.00

Toad Hollow
 Critics Silver 2012 Eye of the Toad Dry Rosè of Pinot Noir Sonoma County $9.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Francine's Selection, Unoaked Chardonnay Mendocino County $12.99

Tradewinds Winery
 Critics Platinum NV Coconut Wine American $12.00
 Critics Platinum NV Pineapple Wine American $12.00
 Critics Silver NV Passion Fruit Wine American $12.00

Trailhead
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $29.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley $17.99

Trapiche
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Cask Mendoza, Argentina $13.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Malbec, Broquel Mendoza, Argentina $17.99
 Critics Gold 2011 Malbec, Oak Cask Mendoza, Argentina $13.99

Trinity Oaks
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $9.00

Tudal Family Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Baci's Bin 32, Founder's Blend Napa Valley $26.00

Turning Leaf
 Critics Silver 2011 Refresh Crisp White California $8.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $8.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir California $8.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay California $8.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Grigio California $8.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Sweet Riesling California $8.00

UnWined
 Critics Gold 2012 Red Blend Romania $3.99
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Noir Romania $3.99
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio Romania $3.99

V. Sattui Winery
 Critics Platinum 2009 Paradiso Napa Valley $70.00
 Critics Gold 2012 Dry Rosato North Coast $21.75
 Critics Silver 2012 Gamay Rouge California $19.75
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $35.00
 Critics Platinum 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sattui Family Napa Valley $29.00
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vittorio's Vineyard Napa Valley $46.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Morisoli Vineyard Napa Valley $55.00
 Best Merlot 2010 Merlot Napa Valley $29.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Los Carneros $37.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Doctors Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands $42.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Syrah Napa Valley $35.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Zinfandel, Ramazzotti Vineyard Dry Creek Valley $36.00
 Best Zinfandel 2010 Zinfandel, Crow Ridge Vineyard, Ancient Vine Russian River Valley $37.00
 Critics Gold 2010 Zinfandel, Gilsson Vineyard, Old Vine Russian River Valley $37.00
 Critics Platinum 2010 Zinfandel, Quaglia Vineyard, Old Vine Napa Valley $44.00
 Critics Gold 2009 Prestige Cuvee, Brut Napa Valley $29.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Moscato California $27.00
 Best of Show Dessert 2012 Muscat California $25.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Select Late Harvest Riesling Napa Valley $42.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Chardonnay, Reserve Stock Napa Valley $40.00
 Critics Gold 2012 Dry Gewurztraminer Anderson Valley $24.00
 Critics Gold 2012 Dry Riesling Napa Valley $21.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Riesling Anderson Valley $25.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley $22.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Sattui Family Napa Valley $18.75
 Critics Gold 2012 Semillon, Carsi Vineyard Napa Valley $22.00

Valdubon
 Critics Silver 2010 Ribera del Duero DO, Cosecha Spain $15.00

Vaza
 Critics Silver 2011 Rioja DDOC, Cosecha Spain $12.00

Veedha
 Critics Gold 2010 Douro DOC Portugal $12.99

Viansa Winery 
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley $40.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay, Estate Sonoma Valley $30.00

Vigilance Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills, Lake County $24.99

Villa Bellezza Winery And Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2012 Tavola, Red Wine Upper Mississippi River Valley $19.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Cotes du Pepin, Red Wine Upper Mississippi River Valley $25.00

Villa Bianca Winery & Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2010 Barbera Amador County $19.95

Villa Yambol
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Thracian Valley, Bulgaria $8.00

Vina Arnaiz
 Critics Platinum 2011 Roble, Ribera del Duero DO Spain $18.00

Vitiano
 Critics Silver 2011 Rosso, Umbria IGP Italy $12.00

Voveti
 Critics Gold NV Prosecco DOC Italy $18.00

Wagner Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2011 Riesling, Dry Finger Lakes $14.99

Wakefield / Taylors
 Critics Gold 2010 Winemakers Project WRBDX10 Clare Valley, Australia $35.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley, Australia $17.00
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Andrews Clare Valley, Australia $50.00
 Critics Platinum 2012 Shiraz Clare Valley, Australia $17.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Shiraz, St. Andrews Clare Valley, Australia $50.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay, St. Andrews Clare Valley, Australia $35.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Riesling Clare Valley, Australia $17.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Riesling, St. Andrews Clare Valley, Australia $35.00
 Critics Gold 2012 Riesling, Jaraman Clare Valley + Eden Valley, Australia $25.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills, Australia $17.00

Wheelhouse Wine Cellars
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $17.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Sonoma County $16.99

Whiplash
 Critics Silver 2009 REDemption California $13.99

White Truck
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Unoaked California $9.99

Williamsburg Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Lord Botetourt Red  Virginia $18.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Adagio Virginia $65.00
 Critics Silver 2009 Trianon, Cabernet Franc Virginia $32.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Matthew's Chardonnay Virginia $22.00

Wine By Joe
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Oregon $18.00
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Gris Oregon $14.00

Wine Cube
 Critics Silver 2012 Malbec Mendoza, Argentina $16.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Moscato California $16.99
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay California $16.99

Wine Sisterhood
 Critics Silver NV Courageous Cabernet Sauvignon California $11.99

Wine Spots
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $25.00

WineWrights
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast $10.99

Wolf Mountain Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2012 Plenitude American $19.95
 Critics Silver 2012 Blanc De Blancs Brut Georgia $25.95

Wolffer Estate
 Critics Silver 2010 Caya Cabernet Franc The Hamptons, Long Island $40.00
 Critics Platinum 2011 Landius Pinot Noir Long Island $45.00

Wolfgang Puck
 Critics Silver 2010 Red Blend, Master Lot Reserve California $14.99
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Master Lot Reserve California $12.99

Wollersheim Winery
 Critics Silver 2012 Prairie Fume, Seyval Semi-Dry Wine American $9.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Dry Riesling American $9.00
 Critics Gold 2012 White Riesling American $9.00

Wyndham Estate
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bin 444 South Eastern Australia $10.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay, Bin 222 South Eastern Australia $10.00

Yabber & Sons
 Critics Silver NV Shiraz South Eastern Australia $6.99
 Critics Silver NV Chardonnay South Eastern Australia $6.99

Zardetto
 Critics Gold NV Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut Italy $16.00

Zin Your Face
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel California $15.00

Zinfatuation
 Critics Gold 2011 Zinfandel Amador County $9.99

Zocker
 Critics Gold 2012 Gruner Veltliner, Paragon Vineyard Edna Valley  $20.00

Zonin
 Critics Gold NV Prosecco DOC Brut Italy $14.99

Zonte's Footstep
 Critics Platinum 2012 Canto di Lago Sangiovese Barbera Adelaide, Australia $22.00
 Critics Silver 2010 Z Force Shiraz Petite Syrah McLaren Vale, Australia $49.95
 Critics Gold 2012 Lake Doctor Shiraz / Viognier Langhorne Creek, Australia $22.00
 Critics Silver 2012 Chocolate Factory Shiraz McLaren Vale, Australia $22.00
 Critics Gold 2011 Baron Von Nemesis Shiraz Barossa Valley, Australia $22.00


Critics Challenge 2013
Judge Comments


10Span
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County $15.00 Deeply-hued beauty that wraps up Pinot character in a pretty package. Silky texture, ripe fruit and a smack of freshness. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Gris Monterey County $13.00  - Stephen Brook

Acronym
 Critics Silver 2011 Great White Wine California $19.99 A juicy, pretty, lively wine.  - W. Blake Gray

Alexander Valley Vineyards
 Critics Platinum 2010 Merlot, Estate Grown Sonoma County $20.00 Savory, with black cherry, olive, thyme, a hint of chocolate and fine tannins. - Laurie Daniel; - Excellent fruit and balance; good mouthfeel; varietal character; simply delicious.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Platinum 2010 Sin Zin Alexander Valley $19.99 Brambly, wtih ripe berry, spice and white pepper. Zinny. - Laurie Daniel

Alto Cinco
 Critics Gold 2011 Garnacha, Carinena DO Spain $15.00 Earthy, black fruit, bright with a pop of red fruit and vanilla mid palate, silky savory finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Amalaya
 Critics Gold 2011 Malbec Blend Salta, Argentina $17.00 Lush, dense, plummy nose, some sweet oak. Rich, broad, and fleshy, well balanced and with layers of flavour. Long, zesty finish. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2012 Torrontes / Riesling Valle Calchaqui, Salta, Argentina $11.00 White grape, white flowers, and white light brightness. - Joe Roberts; - Curvaceous and rounder style of Torrontes that will appeal to lovers of rich whites. Sample with spicy fare and curry dishes. - Leslie Sbrocco

Ambrito
 Critics Gold NV Lambrusco DOC Reggiano Rosso Italy $5.99 Good varietal character.  Delicious. - Ed McCarthy

Americano
 Critics Silver 2011 Petite Sirah California $23.00 Juicy, fun, and fruit-forward, with a finish that mostly stands up to it. - Jeff Siegel; - Nicely balanced and composed, with every piece in its place. No elbows, with solid fruit and pizazz. - Linda Murphy

Antano
 Critics Silver 2008 Rioja DOC, Crianza Spain $10.00 Very intensely oaky on the nose, but with deep, dark fruit that will likely bring this into balance. Impressive more than excellent for the moment, but time will tell?. - Michael Franz
 Critics Platinum 2008 Rioja DOC, Reserva Spain $12.00 Exceptional complexity thanks to a restrained dose of high-class oak that frames mature fruit that isn't over-extracted or over-ripe. Subtle and beautifully balanced. - Michael Franz; - Earthy, bold yet also graceful, with earthiness and dried fruit flavors. - Marguerite Thomas

Applicious
 Critics Silver 2011 Apple Wine South Korea $12.00 Light ripe apple aromas and flavors. Sweet with good balance. - Rebecca Murphy

Aquinas
 Critics Silver 2009 Philosopher's Blend, Reserve Napa Valley $26.99 Chewy with ripe blackberry, cherry fruit. Needs a burger or pizza. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $19.99 Sweet, ripe black cherry fruit, smooth and pleasant in the mouth. - Rebecca Murphy

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2011 Nachise Cochise County, Arizona $21.99 Dumb nose. Quite lush, juicy, concentrated, with some zest on the finish. But not a wine with much personality. - Stephen Brook; - Complex red fruit, bright, red fruit with medium tannins, tea and brown spice. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Tazi Cochise County, Arizona $19.99 Aromatic and flavorful. - Laurie Daniel; - Lively, fruity and a little bit salty on the finish.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2011 Dala Cabernet Sauvignon Graham County, Arizona $19.99 Lifted, bright red fruit, medium tannins with dark cherry fruit. - Deborah Parker Wong

Artezin
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel Mendocino County $18.00 Pale and light, still balanced and nicely varietal.  - Dan Berger

Athenaeum
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford $39.99 Big, bold and meant for meat off the grill, this is a Cabernet to drink now (with decanting) or age for up to a decade. - Leslie Sbrocco

B Side
 Critics Silver 2010 Red Wine Blend Napa Valley $24.99 Bright blackberry and spice with a slight roasted note. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $24.99 Medium to dark ruby color. Wood and fruit in the nose. Medium bodied, nicely textured. Dry, medium acidity, balanced. Ripe fruit, pleasing. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong; - Light and pleasant quaffing wine with ripe cherry fruit. - Rebecca Murphy

Backhouse
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay California $7.00 Lush apricot nose. Quite rich, solid, doesnt lack fruit or even some grip. Has texture, acidity, and some length. - Stephen Brook

Baileyana Winery
 Critics Gold 2010 Pinot Noir, Grand Firepeak Cuvee Edna Valley  $30.00 Great balance and poise, with fresh black cherry/berry fruit, subtle herbs and earth, and a long, crisp finish. - Linda Murphy
 Best of Show White 2010 Chardonnay, Grand Firepeak Cuvee Edna Valley  $28.00 A delight! A restrained style with plenty of flavor. Perfectly balanced. Long and refined. - Michael Apstein.

Ballatore
 Critics Silver NV Moscato Rosè California $8.00 Flavorful; delicious. - Ed McCarthy

Bandit
 Critics Silver NV Pinot Grigio California $9.99 Aromatic citrus and apple with a slightly bitter finish. - Laurie Daniel; - Aromatic: floral and pretty.  - W. Blake Gray

Banfi
 Critics Silver 2011 Chianti DOCG Superiore Italy $11.00 Lovely nose; good concentration; bright. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver 2009 Chianti Classico DOCG, Riserva Italy $18.00 Bright and vibrant; long charming lovely. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver 2012 Centine Bianco Toscano IGT Italy $11.00 Tang of acid makes this pleasantly drinkable. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Nutty and flavorful. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2012 Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG Italy $23.00 Overtly sweet but still balanced thanks to a little bit of tannic grip in the finish. - Michael Franz; - Ruby red, fun for the sweet set. - Marguerite Thomas

Barbed Wire
 Critics Gold 2011 Meritage California $12.99 Fairly rich blackberry nose. Fairly rich, with ripe tannins and good acidity. A balanced wine with a fresh finish. - Stephen Brook; - Sweet cinnamon spice, lean, balanced cassis and plum fruit with medium tannins and dusty finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Barboursville Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 Octagon Virginia $50.00 Cedar aroma and aggressive cherry fruit. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Franc, Reserve Virginia $25.00 A lean style wine with more focus on savory, mineral, pencil shavings, light cherry, berry fruit, crisp acid and grainy tannins. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot, Reserve Virginia $30.00 It's a blend of spices, black fruit and a bit of smoke in a medium bodied structure. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Gold 2010 Nebbiolo, Reserve Virginia $40.00 Classy fruit and depth with faint rustic notes along with dried cherry and subtle spice. A bit hard and tannic.  - Dan Berger ; -  Character blossoms with air. Great floral character. Lovely tarriness. Prominent tannins cry out for robust fare.  - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver NV Cuvee 1814 Brut, Oltrepo Pavese DOCG Italy $25.00 Lively; drink now. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Silver NV Cuvee 1814 Brut Rosè, Oltrepo Pavese DOCG Italy $25.00 Admirably restrained and reasonably dry for the category, with an unusually clean finish and fine overall drinkability. - Michael Franz; - Friendly, easy to drink, lightly fruity sparkling pink wine. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold 2012 Vermentino, Reserve Virginia $22.00 Jasmine scented and aromatic, this sassy white is one to discover. Racy on the palate with a complex finish, it's one for poolside or tableside.  - Leslie Sbrocco

Barefoot Bubbly
 Critics Silver NV Brut Cuvee California $9.99 Lively and refreshing. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Silver NV Extra Dry California $9.99 Nice little sweet sparkler. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver NV Pinot Grigio California $9.99 Good varietal character. - Ed McCarthy; - Refreshing, undemanding light fizz. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold NV Moscato Spumante California $9.99 Very good; well-made; delicious; well-balanced. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Silver NV Pink Moscato California $9.99 Delicate muscat flavors, with pleasant but not too much sweetness, and pretty pale pink color. - Marguerite Thomas; - Attractive pale pink color with expressive floral aromas and unusually fine balance, with some acidity providing an edge for the soft, sweet fruit. - Michael Franz

Barefoot Cellars
 Critics Silver NV Sweet Red California $6.99 Cherry and bubble gum nose. Sweet, juicy, moderate concentration, has a modicum of freshness so not too cloying. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Gold NV Refresh Sweet White California $7.99 Like biting into a crunchy apple with just the right amount of sweetness. Crisp, succulent and ready to drink with spicy fare from curry to chimichanga - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver NV White Zinfandel California $6.99 Soft cherry fruit, lifted flavors and delicate finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold NV Pinot Noir California $6.99 Charming; quite delicious. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Silver NV Shiraz California $6.99 Juicy, fresh and fun. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver NV Pinot Grigio American $6.99 Very clear color. Light, clean aroma, almost non-descript. Medium bodied, zesty on the palate. Off dry to medium sweet, nice acidity, well balanced. Appley flavors, with a hint of mineral. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong

Barokes Wines
 Critics Silver NV Bubbly Chardonnay South Eastern Australia $3.99 Fresh; lively. - Ed McCarthy; - Bold flavors and assertive texture. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold NV Bubbly Chardonnay Semillon, Bin 242 South Eastern Australia $3.99 Lovely.  Balanced. Well-made.  - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Silver NV Bubbly Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc France $3.99 Charming; easy-drinking. - Ed McCarthy; - Simple but tasty, with nice purity of fruit that keeps the sweetness from becoming tiring. - Michael Franz

Baron Herzog
 Critics Gold 2011 Chenin Blanc Clarksburg $8.00 Great balance!  - Dan Berger

Barrel Oak Winery
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Franc, Reserve Virginia $50.00 Deep ruby color. Hard edged aroma, black fruit and earth, medium depth. Medium bodied, sharp and well defined on the palate. Dry, nice acidity, good balance. Black currant flavors, medium concentration, quite good. Medium finish, pert aftertaste. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Virginia $37.00 Modern, fruit-forward (berries?) style that is appealing and food friendly. - Jeff Siegel

Barrel Ranch
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir California $9.99 Well balanced with surprising complexity and length at this price. - Michael Apstein

BearBoat
 Critics Silver 2009 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast $20.00 Heaps on the eucalyptus and jumps for joy around the May pole. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Russian River Valley $22.00 Rich and ripe, with a sexy, fleshy texture. - Paul Lukacs

Bella Sera
 Critics Silver NV Red Blend Italy $8.99 Sweet red fruit, but also some balance and a bit of a finish - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio, Veneto IGT Italy $8.99 Medium yellow color. Faint aromas, medium bodied, textured and zesty on the palate. Off dry to slightly sweet, good balance. Apple, mineral flavors. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong

Beringer Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Knights Valley $29.00 Peel me a grape! Especially when it's a Cabernet that tastes like this. Supple, sexy and ready for the dinner table. - Leslie Sbrocco

Big Kahuna
 Critics Silver NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Tierra De Castilla Spain $1.99 Well-balanced; easy-drinking. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Silver NV Tempranillo, Tierra De Castilla Spain $1.99 Grapey, some sweetness, enjoyable. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Enticing -- smooth and sweet. - Paul Lukacs

Black Box
 Critics Gold 2012 Chardonnay California $24.99 Tropical fruit flavors of pineapple, mango, with melon, nicely balanced with frisky acidity.  - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2012 Riesling California $24.99 A floral, lively and long Riesling that could win over a lot of people. - Joe Roberts; - Vibrantly zesty and fresh, this is a white for poolside sipping. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Valle Central, Chile $24.99 Monterey County herbs and tea leaves.  - Dan Berger

Black Stallion
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $27.99 Big and potent, it also has stellar fruit, spice and snappy acidity. The finishing heat is a concern, yet that's a ding that most wine drinkers won't worry about. - Linda Murphy

Bluenose
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $36.00 Wrapped in a layer of lushness, this dark-berry scented red manages to capture the olive, herbal notes that true Cabernet is all about. - Leslie Sbrocco

Boeger Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Barbera El Dorado $18.00 Could hold its own with the Cabs at the steakhouse. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel, Walker Vineyard El Dorado $19.00 Good freshness makes this a food-friendly wine.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel, Estate El Dorado $18.00 Lively berry with chocolate and medium tannins. - Laurie Daniel; - Nice blackberry flavor.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc El Dorado $14.00 Wild spice and charming tea; soft.  - Dan Berger

Bolla
 Critics Gold 2011 Bardolino DOC Italy $8.00 Really fresh and refreshing, with solid cherry fruit, hints of tomato leaf and spice, and pleasantly tart finish. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Platinum 2010 Creso Rosso del Veronese IGT Italy $25.00 A savory, smoky nose leads to a mouthful of black fruit, black minerals and graphite. The tannins are firm, the acidity crunchy, suggesting a long life in the cellar. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Valpolicella DOC Italy $11.00 Fresh, light, and quaffable  - Dan Berger ; - Fresh and charming. Bright on the pasta Bolognese. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Gold 2010 Le Poiane, Classico Superiore, Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Italy $15.00 Nicely concentrated without being overdone. Fresh and lively. Long and suave. Perfect for current drinking with rich pasta or grilled meat. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Gold NV Prosecco DOC Extra Dry Italy $11.00 Frothy fizz with initial sweetness and refreshing clean finish. - Marguerite Thomas

Boneshaker
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel Lodi $25.00 Jammy, lush, smokey and toasty. Taking aim at a place at the steakhouse table. - Joe Roberts

Boro Hills
 Critics Silver 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand $7.99 An tropical wine that finishes gracefully.  - W. Blake Gray

Brancott Estate
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Letter Series T Marlborough, New Zealand $32.99 Bright cherry, rhubarb flavors with crisp acid. It's a mouthwatering wine that keeps you wanting more. Tannins are smooth and the finish lingers. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand $13.99 Grassy, with good varietal character. Hint of sweetness. - Laurie Daniel

Bravium Winery
 Critics Silver 2012 Rosè Wine North Coast $19.00 Spicy red fruit with medium acid and finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Volamus Vineyard Sonoma Coast $39.00 Dark ruby, garnet color. Dusty and a bit garish in the nose, appealing and on the richer side. Medium bodied, rounded on the palate, supple, almost has a high pH texture. Dryish, soft acidity, good balance. Red fruit flavors, on the tooti-fruity side. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong; - Rich and round in the mouth with rich black cherry fruit with toasty highlights. It's medium bodied with ripe tannins. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Platinum 2011 Pinot Noir, Signal Ridge Vineyard Mendocino Ridge $34.00 Medium to dark garnet color. Pleasing and pretty ripe fruit aroma, excellent depth. Medium bodied, layered and firm on the palate, excellent textures. Dry, nice acidity, well balanced. Bright red fruit flavors, some sweet earth. Long finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Beau Terroir Vineyard Carneros, Napa Valley $34.00 Medium ruby, garnet color. Ripe strawberry aromas, really nice and endearing. Medium bodied, rounded on the palate. Dry, medium acidity, well balanced. Red fruit flavors, bright and bouncy. Medium to long finish. - Wilfred Wong

Ca' Momi Winery
 Critics Platinum 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $24.95 Subdued black fruits nose, oaky. Rich, full-bodied, and weighty, with a creamy texture and good depth of fruit. Concentrated and persistent, this is stylish and complete. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay Napa Valley $19.95 Tropical fruit flavors sing in a wine that is sure to please. Medium bodied with a touch of well balanced oak. - Leslie Sbrocco

Cadet d'Oc
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pays d'Oc IGP France $9.99 Appealing dark berry flavors. Good weight and balance. Serious wine. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Pays d'Oc IGP France $9.99 Intriguing savory notes make this a good buy. - Michael Apstein

Cadre
 Critics Silver 2009 Pinot Noir, The Architects Central Coast $45.00 Rich red fruit, menthol and spice with medium-weight, chewy tannins and tart fruit flavors. - Deborah Parker Wong

Cakebread Cellars
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley $49.50 Ripe juicy cherry nose. Broad and fleshy, with good fruit concentration and enough tannin to give structure and texture. It just lacks some lift and drive on the finish. - Stephen Brook; - Earthy,toasty, dark fruits, generous tannins with notes of cedar, dark spice and red fruits on the palate. - Deborah Parker Wong

CalNaturale
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, French Camp Vineyard Paso Robles $12.99 This wine actually needs time. Bound up in tannins, but there's a chunk of nice fruit waiting to be released. - Bruce Schoenfeld

Camelot
 Critics Silver NV Cabernet Sauvignon California $8.00 Cranberry fruit, medium-light body, sandy tannins. - Marguerite Thomas

Cameron Hughes
 Critics Gold 2010 Meritage, Lot 357 Napa Valley $22.00 Shy floral aromas, lean, complex fruit with generous oak and soft finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Field Blend, Lot 396 California $16.00 Deep ruby color. Red fruit, juicy aroma. Medium bodied, lush and easy on the palate. Textured finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Gold 2007 Super Tuscan, Maremma Toscana IGT, Lot 374 Italy $39.00 Powerful, concentrated and with raw power. Black fruit, dense almost chocolate-y flavors and good acidity.  - Dan Berger ; - Excellent concentration. Chewy. Dark fruit. Long and dense. This powerful wine has refinement and class. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lot 363 Napa Valley $30.00 A red that you want to drink with anything from chicken to steak and beyond. - Leslie Sbrocco; - Earthy, lovely and self-assured. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lot 338 Napa Valley $20.00 Intense, juicy and full bodied make this a wine to enjoy with your meal tonight or cellar until wanted (if you can stand it). - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2011 Malbec, Lot 375, Reserva Mendoza, Argentina $16.00 Plums on the nose. Fairly rich, supple, quite concentrated, and balanced by some lively acidity. No complexity but attractive fruit. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot, Lot 356 Chalk Hill $20.00 Lively black fruit, spice and a hint of cracked pepper. Fine tannins. - Laurie Daniel; - Sweet cherry fruit with lovely mouthfeel.  - W. Blake Gray

Campo Viejo
 Critics Platinum 2004 Rioja DOC, Gran Reserva Spain $23.99 An outstanding wine on the strength of its proportionality and integration rather than concentration or intensity. This is already extremely enjoyable but still has a decade of positive development ahead of it, and its ability to show well now but still improve is again a function of exceptional balance. - Michael Franz

Cardella Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Barbera, Fattoria Cardella - L'aquedotto Vineyard Mendota $17.00 Mouthfilling texture with gritty tannins and succulent dark fruit makes this a wine to pair with grilled fare. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Gold 2010 Ruby Cabernet, Fattoria Cardella - Vineyard 22 Mendota $20.00 Toast, cola and black fruit aromas, focused, lean black fruit flavors and anise and mineral finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold 2009 Petit Verdot, Peracchi Farms Vineyard 15 California $25.00 Medium deep ruby color. Coconut and wood in the nose. Medium bodied, really nice palate, very juicy. Dry, good acidity, well balanced. Red fruit and currants in the flavors. Medium finish, fine lasting aftertaste. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Moscato, Basila Farms Home Vineyard Madera $17.00 Nice spiced aroma, with some dried lychee.  - Dan Berger

Casey Flat Ranch
 Critics Silver 2010 Estate Red Wine Capay Valley $35.00 Spicy black fruit with good concentration. Firm structure. - Laurie Daniel

Castello Banfi
 Best of Show Red 2010 Belnero, Toscana IGT Italy $28.00 Startling deep fruit of plum and spice (from oak), and a lively acidity and long finish. Loads of complexity and age-worthy.  - Dan Berger ; - Fabulous nose. Flavors explode on the palate. Polished tannins. Long finish. Gorgeous sophisticated wine showing power and elegance. Great to drink now. A fabulous buy! - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver 2012 Principessa Gavia, Gavi DOCG Italy $14.00 Fresh and lively, simply fun to drink. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2011 San Angelo Pinot Grigio, Toscana IGT Italy $17.00 Beautiful pinot grigio fruit and beginning, but ends too bitterly and too quickly. - Jeff Siegel; - Very inviting nose and entry, with pear blossom and yellow stone fruit flavors. The finish is quite angular and drops off, costing the wine a gold medal. - Linda Murphy

Castello di Gabbiano
 Critics Platinum 2009 Chianti Classico DOCG, Riserva Italy $22.00 Lovely concentration and verve. Chewy. Fleshy. Long. Terrific slightly bitter finish. A good choice for rich pasta or grilled meat. - Michael Apstein

Cavit
 Critics Gold 2012 Chardonnay, Trentino DOC Italy $9.00 Lots of rich apple with almost fizzy lemon aroma. - Jeff Siegel; - The vitality of this wine is so impressive -- lots of energy and refreshment. Nicely balanced apple and pear fruit, and a long, juicy finish. - Linda Murphy

Cecchi
 Critics Silver 2010 Chianti Classico DOCG Italy $13.00 Charming rusticity; fleshy; good choice for hearty pasta. - Michael Apstein; - Rustic/earthy, typical of the varietal and nicely made. A bit dark and heavy.  - Dan Berger
 Critics Silver 2011 Sangiovese Toscana IGT Italy $10.99 Red cherry. Lively. Tobacco. Good varietal character. - Laurie Daniel

Cedar Creek Winery  
 Critics Gold 2012 La Belle Vie, Semi-Dry Vidal Blanc American $9.00 Sweet but fresh, with white stone fruit and lemon flavors. Some floral notes, too. - Laurie Daniel

Cerro Chalten
 Critics Gold 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Central Valley, Chile $7.99 A nice informal Cabernet with ripe and black fruit and grainy tannins. - Marguerite Thomas

Charles Heidsieck
 Critics Platinum NV Brut Reserve Champagne, France $65.00 Excellent NV Brut; still young. - Ed McCarthy; - Wonderfully complex with just the right subtlety of bubbles. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Platinum NV Rosè Reserve Champagne, France $80.00 Nding; beautiful bubbles. - Ed McCarthy

Chateau Frank
 Critics Gold 2007 Blanc De Blancs Finger Lakes $29.99 Balanced; fresh; crisp. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Silver 2007 Blanc De Noirs Finger Lakes $29.99 Restrained and bright for the breed, this is praiseworthy on account of its freshness and lift. - Michael Franz
 Critics Gold NV Celebre, Cremant Riesling Finger Lakes $20.99 Well done. Characterful. - Ed McCarthy

Chateau St. Jean
 Critics Gold 2009 Cinq Cepages Sonoma County $75.00 Fruit driven and fresh with a vibrant style and juicy. - Leslie Sbrocco; - Bring it your steak, your tri-tip, your gamey masses yearning to be roasted! - Joe Roberts

Chateau Ste. Michelle
 Critics Silver 2009 Meritage, Artist Series Columbia Valley $55.00 Black fruit and licorice dominate this bold, heady wine. Give me a steak! - Linda Murphy
 Critics Gold 2009 Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Columbia Valley $38.00 Powerhouse Cab with rockin' oak giving it cocoa aromas and chocolaty flavors that Willie Wonka would love. Give it some time to settle in and be rewarded by this gorgeous bottle. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Canoe Ridge Estate Horse Heaven Hills $28.00 Beautiful balance with velvety texture and hint of herbal aromas that make me swoon. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2012 Riesling, Cold Creek Vineyard Columbia Valley $18.00 Quality riesling for this category. - Jeff Siegel

Cholame Vineyard
 Critics Gold 2010 Cross Country Monterey County $20.00 Lean style, savory and elegant with bright berry fruit, tangy acidity and polished tannins. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel Monterey County $18.00 Nice jam flavors and a dry finish.  - Dan Berger ; - Spice and fruit. Balanced. Not overdone. Good red for summertime BBQ. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver 2011 Grenache Blanc, Summer Shade Santa Barbara $24.00 Clean and bright. Attractive, slightly bitterness in finish. Good match for seafood. - Michael Apstein; - Wonderful fruit, slightly tart.  - Dan Berger

Citation
 Critics Platinum 2003 Pinot Noir Oregon $60.00 Dense powerful cherry and red fruits nose, with elegant oak. Rich, svelte, very concentrated, with firm but ripe tannins and good acidity. A serious Pinot, with structure, layers of flavour, and zest. Approachabe now but will hold. - Stephen Brook

Clear Bottle Bay
 Critics Silver 2011 White Zinfandel California $4.99 Spiced, herbal red fruits, lifted flavors of raspberry and herbs. - Deborah Parker Wong

Coastal Oak
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $8.99 Packed with juicy dark berry fruit and a kick of acidity, this is a wine that will make tomato-based pasta dishes or pizza sing. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Noir California $8.99 Nice fruit, good freshness, fine balance and a good clean wine.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay California $8.99 Covers the lean, citrusy side of Chardonnay, with a tart, crisp finish -- just like a Granny Smith apple. - Linda Murphy

Col Solare Winery
 Critics Platinum 2009 Red Wine Columbia Valley $75.00 Ultra chic blend that makes me want to fly to Paris to simply drink it. Sultry, dark fruit flavors pair with a mouthfilling yet silky texture in a wine that makes the idea of noir come alive. - Leslie Sbrocco

Color Block
 Critics Silver 2012 Merlot Valle Central, Chile $9.99 Cool climate? Pepper precursor.  - Dan Berger
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay Valle Central, Chile $9.99 Competent grocery-store chardonnay. - Jeff Siegel

Concannon Vineyard 
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Conservancy Livermore Valley $15.00 Medium ruby color. Dusty, OK aroma, could use some more fruit. Medium bodied, soft on the palate, nice and easy. Dry, nice acidity, good balance. Red currant, earth and sweet oak in the flavors. Very good aftertaste. - Wilfred Wong; - Soft cola, blackberry, cherry flavors with notes of cocoa. Pleasant and easy to drink. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Gold 2009 Merlot, Conservancy Livermore Valley $15.00 Delicious sweet cherry fruit.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Conservancy Livermore Valley $15.00 A lot of buttery oak -- a crowd-pleaser. Alcohol in balance, a touch of zing. - Bruce Schoenfeld

Conde de Valdemar
 Critics Gold 2008 Rioja DOC, Crianza Spain $15.00 Well-done. - Ed McCarthy; - An admirably restrained Rioja, with balanced oak and polished tannins that shows fine complexity and balance. - Michael Franz; - Nice juicy mouthful of wine with lingering fruit tones. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold 2006 Rioja DOC, Reserva Spain $20.00 Serious wine. - Ed McCarthy; - Sweet and even succulent for a Rioja Reserva, this shows plenty of smoky, spicy oak, but the sheer sweetness and depth of the fruit keeps this in balance through the persistent finish. - Michael Franz

Cook's
 Critics Gold NV Moscato California $6.99 Well-done; great dessert sparkler. - Ed McCarthy

Cooper Station
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon California $8.99 Green on the nose, nice tomato leaf and a tart red fruit core. Bring on the tomato pie. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel California $8.99 Sappy in the best way. Nice tannic framework. A bit hot. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay California $8.99 Sweet apple fruit, some length, and decent varietal character. - Jeff Siegel

Cooper's Hawk Winery
 Critics Silver NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Lux American $35.99 Like an breath of fresh (herbal and cassis-tinged) air. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Gold NV Malbec American $21.99 Subdued black fruits and mokka nose. Rich, bold, quite tannic and forceful, this has ample spicem texture, and concentration and a long vigorous finish. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver NV Riesling American $17.99 Aromas of apricot and peach are complemented with balanced sweetness in a wine made for easy drinking. - Leslie Sbrocco

Coppola Rosso & Bianco
 Critics Gold 2011 Rosso California $11.00 Bright fresh delicate nose, has charm. Fresh, not very complex, but lively and balanced and offers good value. - Stephen Brook; - Well balanced, plummy red fruit, tasty, resolved tannins and pleasing finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Shiraz California $11.00 Honest, genuine wine. Not hot, not sweet, tastes like Syrah. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay California $11.00 Medium straw color. Mango, ripe apple aroma. Medium bodied, nice weight and vitalityon the palate. Dry, medium acidity, good balance. Ripe fruit flavors. - Wilfred Wong

Cougar Crest Estate Winery
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Franc, Estate Grown, Cougar Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Valley $35.00 Ripe blackberry, plum, black currant fruit, rich and lush in the mouth with zesty acidity and sleek tannins. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2009 Merlot, Estate Grown, Cougar Hills Vineyard Walla Walla Valley $35.00 Perfumed and spicy with subtle berry flavors in a lean, light bodied wine. - Rebecca Murphy; - Medium to dark ruby color. Lots of coconut and oak in the nose, nice fruit, pretty fine barrels don't bother you. Medium bodied, round on the palate, has a high pH feeling. Red fruit and orange rind along with a hit of barrel in the flavors. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Gold 2008 Syrah, Estate Grown Walla Walla Valley $34.00 Clove, spice, odd and an interesting way of honing the tannins! Excellent fruit and depth. Good acid.  - Dan Berger ; - Rich and lovely. Plush tannins. Long and ripe. Great length. Stylish Syrah. Great for drinking now with grilled lamb. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Gold 2011 Viognier, Estate Grown Walla Walla Valley $20.00 Floral, honeysuckle aromas are followed by a rich yet elegant wave of poached peach and pear flavors. For all its flavor, it finishes refereshingly clean. - Linda Murphy

Cricket Hill Winery
 Critics Silver 2006 Cabernet Franc Applegate Valley $27.00 Deep ruby color. Heavy aromas, pretty good, fruit seems a bit dominated. Medium bodied, a tad tannic and hard-edged on the palate. Dry, medium acidity, good balance. Quite attractive, red and black fruit flavors, with earth and sweet oak. Medium finish, pretty rich fruit in the aftertaste. - Wilfred Wong

Cross Springs
 Critics Gold 2010 Petite Sirah, Family Estate Lake County $19.99 Like a 300-lb linebacker named Tiny, this huge wine (not petite at all) is inky dark in color, intensly fruity with dark flavors that drip from the glass and black licorice on the finish. Needs, I repeat, needs to partner with anything formerly a cow. - Leslie Sbrocco

Crossing Vineyards & Winery
 Critics Gold 2006 Merlot Pennsylvania $35.00 Deep ruby color. Ripe cherry, orange rind aroma, fine depth. Medium to full bodied, kind on big. Ripe fruit and sweet oak, leather. Long finish, pretty fine. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2009 Pinot Noir, Reserve Pennsylvania $25.00 Too much oak that overwhelms fruit. - Jeff Siegel

Crossridge Peak
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Reserve California $13.95 Surprising savory notes -- for this price -- complement fresh bright red fruit flavors. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Reserve California $11.95 Juicy apple and white peach nose. Fairly rich, compact, and ripe, with some acidity to balance the fruit. Not much character but well made. - Stephen Brook

Cryptic
 Critics Silver 2011 Red Wine California $16.00 Lively berry and not too sweet. - Laurie Daniel

Cycles Gladiator
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi $12.00 Solid dark berry fruit with a soft finish that shows good persistence. - Michael Franz
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot California $12.00 Rough, interesting wine that is difficult to describe but spoke to the varietal. - Jeff Siegel;  - This wine has great tannin and acid structure and should enjoy a long life in the cellar. Whereas too many Merlots are simple and sweet, this one is dry and complex, with well-ripened red fruit and a hint of vanilla on a lingering finish. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Petite Sirah Lodi $12.00 While there's a sweet cherry attack, it's balanced by complex extras like smoked meat, blue flowers and a deep, dark structure. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Gold 2011 Syrah California $12.00 A serious wine, complex and harmonious. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel Lodi $12.00 Big tannins, sweet fruit. Likeable. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Grigio California $12.00 Charming, fresh and lively with spicy, floral, pear fruit and zippy acidity.  - Rebecca Murphy

D'Arenberg
 Critics Gold 2008 The Galvo Garage McLaren Vale, Australia $29.00 Lovely mint character. Sense of place, nice structure. Like this a lot. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver 2008 The Sticks & Stones McLaren Vale, Australia $29.00 Dense tarry nose. Plump, rounded, juicy, quite concentrated, with some density of fruit and persistence. - Stephen Brook; - Earthy black fruit, ripe leaner fruit on the palate with firm tannins on the finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2008 The Ironstone Pressings McLaren Vale, Australia $65.00 Deep ruby color. Dusty, low fruit aromas. Medium bodied, very easy on the palate. Dry, medium acidity, good balance. Red fruit and chalk in the flavors. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2010 d'Arry's Original McLaren Vale, Australia $20.00 Deep ruby color. Active, red and black fruit aromas, pretty fine. Medium bodied, nice textures. Dry, fine acidity, well balanced. Red and black fruit flavors. Just a bit hot in the end. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Gold 2011 The Hermit Crab, Viognier Marsanne McLaren Vale, Australia $17.00 Totally different style, all crispness and focus. Oyster wine. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Expressive bouquet, with sumptuous fruit, nut,and spice flavors. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Gold 2009 The Beautiful View Grenache McLaren Vale, Australia $85.00 Very oaky nose, but the raspberry fruit still comes through. Rich and juicy, with abundant fruit and a sleek texture. Good acidity too, with pep and flair on the finish. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Gold 2010 The Footbolt Shiraz McLaren Vale, Australia $20.00 Fresh, dark fruits, spicy, deep and lean on the palate with medium tannins and focused finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2009 The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier McLaren Vale, Australia $29.00 Black pepper and red fruit. - Jeff Siegel; - Pleasantly tart and on the lean side, it suggests it was grown in a cool climate. There are some subtle herbal notes that give this wine real interest. - Linda Murphy
 Best Shiraz 2008 The Dead Arm Shiraz McLaren Vale, Australia $65.00 A bear hug of a wine. (Think big, bold biceps that can crush you but don't.) It's succulent and lush and makes you want more and more. Classic Shiraz. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2010 The Little Venice Shiraz, Single Vineyard McLaren Vale, Australia $85.00 Bright and vibrant. a red that swings both ways going as easily with white meat as red meat.  - Leslie Sbrocco; - Juiciness that practically runs down your arm. - Joe Roberts

Dandelion Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2011 Menagerie of the Barossa, Grenache Shiraz Mataro Australia $25.00 Medium ruby color. Dusty aromas. Medium bodied, pert on the palate. Dry, nice acidity, good balance. Ripe, red fruit flavors, nice persistency. Medium to long finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Pride of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Cabernet Sauvignon Australia $25.00 Lots and lots of sweet red fruit. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2012 Pride of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Cabernet Sauvignon Australia $25.00 Sound, professionally made wine with lots of consumer appeal. - Jeff Siegel; - Ripe plums dominate, with toast and oak spice in the background. I like the slight grassiness on the finish -- a characteristic bred out of so many wines these days. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Gold 2011 Damsel of the Barossa, Merlot Australia $25.00 Medium to dark ruby color. Red fruit and dried herbs in the aromas. Medium bodied, nice palate weight. Bright red fruit and herbs in the flavors. Excellent purity. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Lioness of McLaren Vale, Shiraz Australia $25.00 Too much oak, but fruit comes through. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2012 Lioness of McLaren Vale, Shiraz Riesling Australia $25.00 A shy nose leads to a palate that is jazzy and fresh, with blackberry and dark plum flavors that are well-ripened yet not too ripe. This is a brisker style of Shiraz that benefits from service with food. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2010 Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale, Shiraz Australia $25.00 Not sure where the varietal character is, but well-made and quality fruit. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Gold 2011 Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale, Shiraz Riesling Australia $25.00 Sumptuous and full-bodied, with black plum and cherries wrapped in a low-key chocolately glove. It's oaky, but in a positive way. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Platinum 2011 Lionheart of the Barossa, Shiraz Australia $25.00 A complete wine, with juicy black fruit, complex spice, gentle creamy vanillin oak and sturdy tannins for aging. Solid as a rock. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2012 Twilight of the Adelaide Hills, Chardonnay Australia $25.00 A nicely restrained style of Chardonnay with lovely citrus finish. - Michael Apstein; - Mild varietal.  - Dan Berger

Daou Vineyards & Winery
 Critics Platinum 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Paso Robles $56.00 Classic Cabernet showing lots of density and power, but with excellent balance and proportionality. - Michael Franz

Darioush
 Critics Gold 2009 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $95.00 An elegant Cabernet with well-balanced fruit and a note of fresh herb.  - W. Blake Gray

Dark Hundred
 Critics Gold 2011 Red California $29.99 Rich and spicy with blackberry, plum fruit. It's medium bodied with ripe tannins, perfect for a grilled steak. - Rebecca Murphy

Darkhorse
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $8.99 Terrific structure frames some ripe (almost overripe) fruit. Alcohol in check. - Bruce Schoenfeld

David Girard Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 Coda Rouge, Estate El Dorado $30.00 Medium to deep ruby color. Packed nose, rich fruit. Medium bodied, a bit tight. Ripe fri flavors. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong; - Soft, round, red cherry fruit with savory notes. Light bodied, fresh and delightful. - Rebecca Murphy
 Best Syrah 2010 Okei San Syrah El Dorado $75.00 Deep ruby black color. Rich and powerful, grapey and long. - Wilfred Wong; - An elegant balance of concentrated ripe black fruit, sandalwood and pepper beautifully structured with polished, ripe tannins. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Roussanne, Estate El Dorado $22.00 Rich and sexy on the palate. - Paul Lukacs

Davis Bynum
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Jane's Vineyard Russian River Valley $40.00 Muted sour cherry nose, with discreet oak. Medium-bodied, with some intensity of flavour. Concentrated, spicy, and long. This has ageing potential too. - Stephen Brook; - Darkly-spiced red and black fruit aromas with medium, grippy tannins and lifted, ripe cherry finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Deep Purple
 Critics Gold 2011 Zinfandel Lodi $12.00 Superbly balanced. Outperforms many much more expensive Zins. - Paul Lukacs

DeLille Cellars
 Critics Platinum 2010 D2 Yakima Valley $44.00  - Jeff Siegel.  Just a baby, this wine needs time in bottle, but the impatient will enjoy its black currant and cassis character, pleasant leafy herb quality and fresh close. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Platinum 2010 Chaleur Estate Rouge Red Mountain $75.00 Floral aromas dance with dark berry fruit flavors in a tango of perfection. A beautifully crafted wine. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Platinum 2010 Harrison Hill Red Blend Snipes Mountain $75.00 A wine of striking complexity with velvety texture, perfectly ripe fruit notes, and magical balance. (in other words, it made my nipples hard)  - Leslie Sbrocco; - Just... Gorgeous! - Joe Roberts
 Critics Platinum 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lot 1 Red Mountain $65.00 Lively black cherry, mocha, good freshness. Structured, with a long finish. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Ciel Vineyard Red Mountain $150.00 Concentrated black fruit with well-integrated, spicy oak. Long finish and good balance. - Laurie Daniel

Dellatorri
 Critics Gold NV Prosecco DOC Brut Italy $21.99 Fresh and very pleasantly bright, with fine mousse and very good focus and persistence. - Michael Franz; - Fruity with steely mid-palate sensation. - Marguerite Thomas

Desert Wind Winery
 Critics Gold 2010 Ruah Wahluke Slope $20.00 Dark chocolate covered red fruits with medium tannins and layers of vanilla and coconut spice. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley $18.00 Dense, sweet black cherry fruit that is smooth and easy to drink. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Sangiovese Wahluke Slope $18.00 A nice, clean, fresh, wine for pasta.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Gold 2010 Chardonnay Wahluke Slope $15.00 Under-ripe in the most alluring way -- zippy, zingy, crisp. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Near perfect balance. Delectable! - Paul Lukacs

Domaine Carneros By Tattinger
 Critics Silver 2009 Brut Carneros $28.00 Very lively and refreshing. - Ed McCarthy; - Very nicely integrated, with subtle yeast that works well with soft, slightly sweet fruit and gentle, fluffy effervescence. - Michael Franz; - Long and juicy. - Marguerite Thomas

Domaine Ste. Michelle
 Critics Silver NV Brut Columbia Valley $13.00 Tart green apple and hints of citrus.  Altogether refreshing. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver NV Brut Rosè  Columbia Valley $13.00 Refreshing, delicate summery. - Marguerite Thomas

Domenico Wines
 Critics Silver 2007 Miscela, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $39.00 Almost licorice with fine tannins and lots of varietal character. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel, Dairy Vineyard Lodi $30.00 Medium deep ruby color. Active berries in the nose. Medium to full bodied, actve on the palate. Lots of berries in the flavors. - Wilfred Wong

Domini Plus
 Critics Gold 2008 Red Wine, Douro DOC Portugal $40.00 Full and rich; very fine. - Ed McCarthy

Don & Sons
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast $19.99 Rich, full-bodied, smoky style with just enough ruggedness to be alluring. - Leslie Sbrocco; - That long finish will convert non-believers on the virtues of pithiness. - Joe Roberts

Donovan-Parke
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir California $14.99 Lively raspberry.  - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel California $14.99 Admirable restraint. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay California $14.99 Some complexity, golden delicious apple fruit, and richer than the price would suggest. - Jeff Siegel; - Nice balance of ripe fruit and acidity, with some sweetness that boosts the mouthfeel. - Linda Murphy

Doyenne
 Critics Gold 2010 AIX Red Mountain $40.00 Forward fruit with interesting savory notes.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2010 Syrah, Grand Ciel Vineyard Red Mountain $65.00 Deep ruby, purple color. Dense ripe fruit, some leather. Medium to full bodied, nice and layered on the palate. Leathery flavors, medium finish. - Wilfred Wong; - Dense black fruit with toasty notes, rich and concentrated on the palate. - Rebecca Murphy

Dr. Konstantin Frank
 Critics Silver 2012 Gewurztraminer Finger Lakes $14.99 Refreshing. Floral notes offset by good acid. A wine to keep sipping. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Gold 2011 Rkatsiteli Finger Lakes $14.99 Clean and fresh. Bright and uplifting. Excellent vibrancy and a refreshing cutting edge. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Gold 2012 Riesling, Dry Finger Lakes $14.99 Peachy, apple fruit with hints of dusty minerals. Crisp and refreshing. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Platinum 2012 Riesling, Semi-Dry Finger Lakes $14.99 Juicy, lemony and balanced, with sweetness in its proper place. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Platinum 2012 Riesling, Reserve Finger Lakes $24.99 Sweetness is at center of this delightful and balanced wine. - Jeff Siegel

Dreamstone
 Critics Silver NV Pink Moscato Sparkling Wine, Tierra De Castilla Spain $4.99 Delicate and frothy, with a pale seashell pink color. - Marguerite Thomas

Dry Creek Vineyard
 Critics Silver 2009 The Mariner, Meritage Dry Creek Valley $45.00  - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley $25.00 Has true Cab character: cassis, black cherry and subtle herbs. Medium-full, slightly astringent, it needs food. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Gold 2010 Heritage Zinfandel Sonoma County $19.00 Lively fruit makes this an easy wine to love.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Gold 2012 Fume Blanc Sonoma County $14.00 Bright and piercing -- in a nice way. Long and precise. A perfect foil for a rich butter sauce. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley $16.00 Expressive citrus fruit. Zesty. - Paul Lukacs

Duck Pond Cellars
 Critics Gold 2011 Red Blend Wahluke Slope $15.00 Ripe blackberry and plum fruit has plenty of zip and finishes with husky tannins. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope $12.00 Complex aromas of licorice, cocoa and dark cherry make this a uniquely alluring sip. Supple yet vibrant it's a wine for food or simply as a cocktail. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot Wahluke Slope $12.00 Balanced. Lovely firm finish Great length. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver 2011 Sangiovese Columbia Valley $15.00 Good freshness in a food-friendly, fruit-driven wine.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley $12.00 Delicate with mineral, lemon pith and apple flavors. - Deborah Parker Wong

Eberle Winery
 Critics Gold 2009 Cotes-du-Robles Paso Robles $21.00 Medium to dark ruby color. Ripe fruit some chalk in the aromas. Medium bodied, textured and fine on the palate, really juicy. Dry, nice acidity, good balance. Juicy red and black fruit flavors. Pleasing aftertaste. - Wilfred Wong
 Best White Rhone Blend 2011 Cotes-du-Robles Blanc Paso Robles $24.00 An elegant wine, calling out for a cream sauce but also functional with lobster or crab. Tastes pricey. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Beautiful!  floral bouquet followed by rich, ripe flavors, and a long, evolving finish. Great stuff. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2010 Barbera Paso Robles $28.00 Not afraid to get minerally chalk on its hands. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vineyard Selection Paso Robles $19.00 Varietally expressive, medium tannins, lifted, pure fruit with bright, lengthy finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles $34.00 Tannins to the forefront, and even a finish that doesn't end abruptly. - Jeff Siegel; - Very much in the black fruit/brooding style mold, it will find fans for its exuberant fruit and depth. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2010 Sangiovese Paso Robles $24.00 Dark, lively. Cherry, tobacco. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Silver 2011 Syrah, Steinbeck Vineyard Paso Robles $24.00 Attractive savory -- meaty -- notes balance ripe fruit. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Gold 2010 Zinfandel Paso Robles $26.00 Deep ruby color. Bold berries. Long and rich. Full bodied. Explosive berries. Long finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2012 Muscat Canelli Paso Robles $15.00 Clean, light, fresh, just sweet enough. - Bruce Schoenfeld

Ecco Domani
 Critics Silver 2011 Moscato, Puglia IGT Italy $14.00 Honied apricots and peaches in aromas, fizzy in the mouth, sweet fruit. - Rebecca Murphy

Echo Bay
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand $12.00 Grassy, with decent varietal character. Slightly sweet. - Laurie Daniel

El Pensador
 Critics Silver 2010 Garnacha, Campo de Borja DO Spain $19.99 Muted red fruits nose. Supple, moderate concentration, ripe but not jammy, with some spice and persistence. - Stephen Brook; - Black fruit, grippy tannins with youthful flavors. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Albarino, Rias Baixas DO Spain $23.99 Lovely aromatics. Slight prickly quality. Long and remarkably rich. - Michael Apstein; - Lean and austere, a good food wine.  - Dan Berger

Enfold
 Critics Gold 2010 Anita's Blend, Estate, Speciale Vineyard Paso Robles $38.00 Black cherry, mocha and lush, ripe fruit on the palate with notes of cedar on the finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold 2010 Jazzin, Zinfandel Blend, Speciale Vineyard Paso Robles $25.00 Deep ruby color. Berries and lavender in the nose. Full bodied, packed on the palate. Long berries in the finish. - Wilfred Wong

Erasmo
 Critics Silver 2006 Reserva de Caliboro Maule Valley, Chile $30.00 Quite tannic, but behind that lurks expressive fruit and a long finish. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - An earthy character adds intrigue. - Paul Lukacs

Erzsebet Pince Family Winery
 Critics Silver 2011 Muscat Lunee Tokaji, Hungary $22.99 Light minty aromas with light, fresh, delicate flavors. - Rebecca Murphy

Falkner Winery
 Critics Gold 2009 Meritage, Special Selection Temecula Valley $39.95 Tastes like old-time Napa wine of the Inglenook era. Robust and honest. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Gold 2009 Merlot Temecula Valley $26.95 Dark ruby color. Aromas of red currants and mint. Medium bodied, tight knit on the palate. Tense red fruit flavors, pretty fine and loaded with intruiging stuff. - Wilfred Wong

Fields Family Wines
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dr. Konrad's Vineyard Mount Veeder $59.00 Inky and intense, with strong promise for the future and current usefulness with robust foods. - Michael Franz
 Critics Silver 2010 Syrah, Estate Grown Lodi $22.00 Nice mixture of savory notes and ripe plummy fruit. Long. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Gold 2010 Tempranillo Lodi $22.00 Wonderfully expressive, with a smooth texture, and just enough oak to add but not detract from the bright, forward fruit. Bravo! - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Sherman Family Vineyards Lodi $24.00 Dark berry, with dark chocolate and spice. Slightly coarse tannins. - Laurie Daniel; - Cheerful, straightforward fruit.  - W. Blake Gray

Firesteed
 Critics Silver 2010 Pinot Noir Oregon $17.00 Ethereal, translucent, opens up in the glass. Tart cherries. A red for white-wine lovers. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver 2008 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley $30.00 Thinnish, but not so much that it gets in the way of the wine. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Gris Oregon $13.00 Mild appley nose. Ripe, juicy, quite fat and succulent, with plenty of fruit and enough acidity to give some length. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2009 Riesling Oregon $13.00 Ripe apricot-like fruit and a long finish. - Paul Lukacs

First Press Wine Cellars
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $22.99 Brooding chalky blackcurrant nose. Quite rich and dense, with good weight of fruit and ripe tannins. Has energy and persistence. - Stephen Brook; - Black plum and black raspberry aromas, lean, savory tannins and black plum finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay Napa Valley $16.99 Citrus aromas are tinged with smoky oak notes. Wrapped in a lush texture with long finish, it's a Chardonnay with power and finesse. - Leslie Sbrocco

Flipflop
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio California $8.00 Light straw, green color. Tight mineral, ripe lemon zest in the aromas. Medium bodied, packed on the palate. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver NV Riesling, Left Coast American $8.00 To get more flower action you'll need to get into the garden. - Joe Roberts; - Aromatic floral notes swirl around the glass with citrus fruitiness in an appealing Riesling ready for imbibing. - Leslie Sbrocco

Flora Springs
 Critics Gold 2010 Trilogy Napa Valley $75.00 Sleek blend that's reminiscent of Chanel's haute style. Supple and seamless with fruit balanced by oak and tannins. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $40.00 Easy-drinking. - Ed McCarthy; - Intense blackberry and dark cherry fruit with balanced structure from toasty oak and fine tannins. - Michael Franz
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Barrel Fermented Napa Valley $35.00 Lively apple and pear with some creaminess and judicious oak. - Laurie Daniel

Folie A Deux
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot Alexander Valley $18.00 Juicy cherry fruit.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast $20.00 Presidential administrations don't last as long as the finish on this. - Joe Roberts

Fonseca
 Critics Silver NV Bin 27 Finest Reserve, Porto DO Portugal $20.99 Spicy, concentrated ripe sweet fruit balanced with zesty acidity. Chewy tannins. - Rebecca Murphy

Fontana D'Italia
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie IGT Italy $10.99 Fresh and citrusy. Refreshing. - Laurie Daniel

Foppiano Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2010 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley $30.00 Savory, black cherry, raspberry fruit with notes of sandalwood are invigorated with zesty acidity. The wine is medium bodied and finely balanced finishing with burnished tannins. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2010 Petite Sirah Russian River Valley $22.00 Welcomes you at the door with a handful of spicy herbs from the garden. Restraint is the name of this dark house, and it structure is firmly rooted. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Silver 2010 Lot 96 Petite Sirah California $12.99 Hints of milk chocolate and black spice add complexity to this full-bodied, broad-shouldered Petite. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Russian River Valley $25.00 Stylish Chardonnay. - Michael Apstein; - Rich and nice balanced acid.  - Dan Berger

Forest Glen Winery
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $10.99 Very well structured with a firm backbone and plenty of dark fruit flavor. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir California $10.99 Light; pleasant. - Ed McCarthy; - Minty, nice and lean. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay California $10.99 Pear nose. Quite rich, juicy, full-bodied, plenty of upfront fruit here, and a light acidity on the finish. Textured, lively, and quite long. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Grigio, Tehachapi Clone California $8.99 Round, soft pear and peach flavors nicely balanced and easy to drink. - Rebecca Murphy

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection
 Critics Silver 2011 Claret California $18.00 Fleshy, earthy black fruit aromas, deep, black plum and leather with silky tannins and dark spiced finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $18.00 Muted blackberry nose. Supple, lush, and textured, with sufficient concentration and tannic grip without being extracted. Fresh and balanced if not much personality. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Monterey County $18.00 Soft and smooth with a long, evolving finish. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay Monterey $16.00 Not overblown. Steely and fresh, a great seafood wine. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Rich and ripe, with a zesty finish. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio California $16.00 Disjointed, with nice lemony aroma but sweetish fruit and limited finish. - Jeff Siegel

Francis Coppola Director's
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County $21.00 Closed nose. Rather simple, but has some sweet fruit and a light structure. Zesty and enjoyable though not a wine with great depth or complexity. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2010 Merlot Sonoma County $21.00 Juicy, with good fruit. An easy wine to like.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast $21.00  - Bruce Schoenfeld

Francis Coppola Reserve
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Kylah's Vineyard Russian River Valley $36.00 Medium garnet color. Nice earth and red fruit in the aromas. Medium bodied, easy and silky on the palate. Dry, nice acidity, well balanced. Bright red fruit, active and jazzy. Medium finish. Pretty finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Best Viognier 2011 Viognier, Catie's Corner Russian River Valley $28.00 Pretty, delicate wine with apricot fruit and shows what viognier can be. - Jeff Siegel; - So nuanced and elegant! Pear, apple, white peach and citrus flavors are framed by bracing acidity, and there is no alcoholic heat or skin tannin that often are byproducts of Viognier winemaking. - Linda Murphy

Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut
 Critics Silver 2010 Cinema Sonoma County $32.00 Firm black fruits nose. Plump, rounded, quite concentrated, has some grip and structure, and enough acidity on the finish to give it some lift. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Gold 2011 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley $27.00 Silky, big, generous and balanced. A nice introduction to what New World style Zin can do. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay Russian River Valley $21.00 Very harminious with a steely character beneath the ripe fruit. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Alexander Valley $21.00 Fresh and clean, with restrained Sauvignon Blanc flavors and crisp acid. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Fresh bright flavors with zesty acidity. Fun to drink. - Paul Lukacs

Frank Family Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $49.75 Assertive oak will take time to integrate, but this is destined for a long and tasty future. - Michael Franz; - Soft delicate Cabernet. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Carneros, Napa Valley $35.00 Solid, competent example of the style. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Platinum 2010 Zinfandel Napa Valley $36.75 Intense and concentrated, what you expect from a zin. The dense black, brambly fruit is rich and ripe with piquant acidity to keep it vibrant. - Rebecca Murphy; - Deep ruby color. Very rich berries, excellent quality. Full bodied, packed and wild on the palate. Explosive berries. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Napa Valley $34.75 Lively citrus and green apple. Racy. - Laurie Daniel; - Crisp, taut and refreshing.  - W. Blake Gray

Fred Loimer
 Critics Gold 2011 Gruner Veltliner, Lois Osterriech, Austria $16.00 Lovely bright acidity imparts mouth watering freshing. Long and mineraly.  - Michael Apstein

Freixenet
 Critics Silver NV Cava, Elyssia Gran Cuvee Brut Spain $20.00 Lively; crisp. - Ed McCarthy; - Sweet and simple, but quite well made, with fine freshness and delicacy and good balancing acidity. - Michael Franz; - Nice, bright, fresh, and light. - Marguerite Thomas

Frisk
 Critics Gold 2012 Prickly Riesling Australia $11.00 A beautifully full-bodied Riesling that covers the spectrum from mineral aromas to crunchy fruit flavors. - Leslie Sbrocco

Frogtown Cellars
 Critics Silver 2008 Propaganda Lumpkin County, Georgia $33.99 Love the structure -- fine tannins. Lots of oak, but works with meat. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver 2009 Propaganda Lumpkin County, Georgia $33.99 Firm, classy, balanced. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver NV Shotgun, Second Reload Lumpkin County, Georgia $24.99 Coffee and black fruits, fine, generous tannins with deep black fruit and leather on the finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Franc, Kritzer Family Reserve Georgia $48.99 Medium to dark ruby color. Very oaky, mothball-like aromas. Medium bodied, packed and rewarding on the palate. Dry, medium acidity, well balanced. Earthy, dusty, oaky flavors, pretty good, but too much wood. Medium finish, flavorful aftertaste. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2008 Tannat Georgia $29.99 Plum skin and mocha with tight, lean blac fruit. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold 2008 Touriga Lumpkin County, Georgia $28.99 Very nicely balanced fruit and acid. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver 2009 Petit Verdot Georgia $29.99 Deep ruby color. Explosive red fruit aromas. Medium bodied, rich palate. Dry, medium acidity, good balance. Shy red fruit flavors. Just a bit light in the finish. - Wilfred Wong; - Concentrated and dense blackberry, plum fruit with hints of rose. Full bodied and rich in the mouth finishing with chewy tannins. A young wine that needs time to show its best. - Rebecca Murphy

G.H. Mumm
 Critics Silver NV Blanc de Blancs Champagne, France $73.99 Mute at present; needs time. - Ed McCarthy; - Aromatic notes of brioche and toast lend complexity to a steely, citric core. - Michael Franz; - Subtle mousse and good yeastiness make it very appealing. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold NV Cordon Rouge, Brut Champagne, France $48.99 It's all there; just give it time. - Ed McCarthy

Gallo Family Vineyards  
 Critics Silver NV Merlot California $4.99 Sweet with cherry fruit. A bit thin in the middle but balanced acid. - Jeff Siegel

Gavalas Winery
 Critics Gold 2011 Santorini PDO Greece $30.00 Juicy apple and apricot nose. Broad, creamy, full-bodied, with considerable weight and a bracing mineral finish. A touch heavy but still impressive. - Stephen Brook; - Bright with white grapefruit and mineral with crisp finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Geyser Peak Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walking Tree Alexander Valley $23.00 Medium to dark ruby color. Red and black currant in the aromas. Medium bodied, nice live on the palate. Dry, medium acidity, good balance. Ripe fruit flavors, easy aftertaste. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2010 Chardonnay, Water Bend Alexander Valley $25.00 Lean, salty and minerally -- a Chard for dinner or the long haul.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, River Ranches, Block Collection Russian River Valley $20.00 It ain't easy being green and good, but when your green like this it makes it look easy. - Joe Roberts

Glen Carlou
 Critics Platinum 2009 Grand Classique Paarl, South Africa $19.00 Opulent, oaky blackcurrant nose. Fresh attack, limpid and lively, may lack a little concentration but has balance and charm, with just enough acidity and tannin to give persistence and some complexity. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay Paarl, South Africa $16.00 Steel and butter -- a New World style, higher in alcohol, but proportionate and worthy for the price. - Bruce Schoenfeld

Gloria Ferrer
 Critics Gold NV Blanc De Noirs Carneros $22.00 Full and rich. - Ed McCarthy; - Subtle peach color. Softly seductive fruit. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold NV Sonoma Brut Sonoma County $22.00 Fruit and minerality overlap. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold 2005 Royal Cuvee Carneros $32.00 Deliciously persistent apple flavor. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver NV Va de Vi, Ultra Cuvee Sonoma County $22.00 Refreshing.  Not too sweet.   - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Silver 2008 Brut Rosè Carneros $42.00 Lovely; fresh. - Ed McCarthy; - Pretty light salmon pink fizz, medium dry. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver 2001 Carneros Cuvee Carneros $60.00 Indisputably delicious but curiously sweet, this is a winning wine despite its rather unusual profile. - Michael Franz; - Subtle fruit and yeasty elements. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold 2010 Chardonnay, Estate Grown Carneros $18.00 Clean, Old World style. Lingering acid. Great, long finish. - Bruce Schoenfeld

Goose Watch Winery
 Critics Silver NV Classic Cream Sherry Dessert Wine Finger Lakes $16.00 Quite delicious. - Ed McCarthy; - A sweet base with espresso and honey among the flavor elements. - Marguerite Thomas; - Nice interplay between the sweetness and flor character, with just enough acidity to keep this in balance. - Michael Franz
 Critics Silver 2012 Cabernet Franc Rosè Finger Lakes $11.00  - Dan Berger
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Finger Lakes $17.00 Cherry fruit with toasty highlights, light bodied and pleasant. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Gold 2012 Melody Finger Lakes $10.00 Fragrant and floral, with candied citrus, balanced by good acidity. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Silver 2011 Viognier Finger Lakes $18.00 Starts out as a lovely viognier with peach aroma, but middle and back are harsh and not pleasant. - Jeff Siegel; - Clean and racy, with red apple flavors and hints of pear and tangerine. Not as rich as many Viogniers, but rewarding nonetheless. - Linda Murphy

Graffigna
 Critics Silver 2010 Malbec, Grand Reserve San Juan, Argentina $19.99 Dense, brooding black fruits nose, with some coffee tones. Medium-bodied, fairly simple, a lighter style which has some tannic structure, but also freshness and charm. - Stephen Brook; - Cedar and floral notes, firm wood tannins on mid palate, bright, dark fruit finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

GrapeHeart Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 The Beat Suisun Valley $69.00 Good fruit and balance.  - W. Blake Gray

Green Truck
 Critics Platinum 2009 Zinfandel Mendocino County $12.99 Such a pretty wine. More austere style seldom found in sub-$15 wines. For that price, a Platinum. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Mendocino County $12.99 Lively appley nose, quite floral. Medium-bodied, not very concentrated, sleek, with a touch of acidity to enliven the finish.  - Stephen Brook

Greenlip
 Critics Silver 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand $14.00 Bright and citrusy, with some grassiness. - Laurie Daniel; - Crisp and refreshing.  - W. Blake Gray

Gunsight Rock
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles $16.99 Deep ruby color. Candied fruit aroma, OK. Medium bodied, oaky flavors, red fruit, pleasant. Medium finish - Wilfred Wong

Hagafen Cellers
 Critics Gold 2012 Dry White Riesling, Rancho Wieruszowski Vineyard Coombsville, Napa Valley $21.00 Ripe apricot nose. Broad and juicy, full-bodied and quite weighty, this is fruit-packed without losing some elegance. Quite long. - Stephen Brook; - Rich stone fruit aromas, bright peach and lime with persistent finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Hahn Winery
 Critics Gold 2011 Meritage Central Coast $18.00 Super-ripe blackberry nose. Opulent black fruits, with plenty of swagger rather than finesse. Assertive, chocolatey, a wild style that certainly has character and length. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2012 GSM Central Coast $14.00 Medium ruby color. Red fruit aromas. Medium bodied. Grapey flavors. Fine finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot Central Coast $14.00 Simple, satisfying wine without too much sweet fruit. - Jeff Siegel; - Buoyant red and plum fruit rides a wave of crisp acidity. While not as complex as some of the others in this category, it's a good drink with crowd-pleasing capabilities. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Noir California $14.00 Nice use of oak to fill in the mediocre nature of the fruit.  - Dan Berger
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Gris Monterey $14.00 Rich, pear and floral aromas deepening to white nectarine with a mineral finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

HandCraft Artisan Collection
 Critics Silver 2012 Inspiration White California $12.99 Floral and pretty.  - W. Blake Gray

Hawks View Cellars
 Best Pinot Noir 2010 Pinot Noir, Hawks View Vineyard Chehalem Mountians, Oregon $38.00 Oregon-ish, with brambly red fruit, but also enough oak for balance. - Jeff Siegel

Henry Estate
 Critics Silver 2008 Pinot Noir, Barrel Select Umpqua Valley, Oregon $30.00 Hot, but not so much that people who like this style will object. - Jeff Siegel

Heritance
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $36.00 Nice combination of red plums and sizzling bacon action. - Joe Roberts

Hess Collection
 Critics Silver 2009 19 Block Cuvee Mount Veeder $38.00 Robust black fruit, spice, good concentration, firm tannins. - Laurie Daniel

Hidden Ridge Vineyard
 Critics Platinum 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Impassable Mountain Reserve Sonoma County $75.00 A wonderful wine that has varietal character and grace. Plenty of fruit; a serious wine that will empty quickly.  - W. Blake Gray

Hooker RFC
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Boys Napa Valley $32.00 Long tannins on the finish, with red fruit. - Jeff Siegel

Houdini
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford $39.95 Solve the tannin problem (too astringent), and this is an interesting, complex wine. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2009 Merlot Oakville $29.95 Deep ruby color. Heavy coconut in the nose, some kirsch. Medium to full bodied, packed on the palate. Rich and long in the finish. - Wilfred Wong

Hughes Family Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2009 Syrah, Savannah Vineyard, Signature Reserve Sonoma Valley $40.00 Bold and concentrated with black olives and black pepper. Full bodied, dense and lush in the mouth. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2009 Zinfandel, Wild Turkey Vineyard, Signature Reserve Sonoma Valley $35.00 Deep ruby color. Bold berries. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong

Hughes Wellman
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $75.00 Seamless, with real complexity and no rough edges. - Paul Lukacs

Huntington
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot, Cooney Vineyard Alexander Valley $25.00 It's a baby with ripe blackberry, blueberry fruit, juicy and round with grainy tannins.  - Rebecca Murphy; - Medium ruby, magenta color. Rich, grapey aroma, inviting. Medium bodied, textured on the palate, juicy. Bright red fruit flavors. Could use better structure. - Wilfred Wong

Husch Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2012 Vin Gris Pinot Noir Anderson Valley $18.00 Bright red fruit aromas, crisp, lean raspberry with lifted finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel, Old Vines, La Ribera Vineyards Mendocino $25.00 Spicy, meaty, ripe black fruit, round, soft and ready to drink. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2012 Chenin Blanc Mendocino $12.00 Classic combination of gentle sweetness and bright acidity. Sip by itself on a summer day. - Michael Apstein; - Stylish sweeter wine.  - Dan Berger
 Critics Silver 2012 Gewurztraminer Anderson Valley $14.00 Varietally true, without any of the perfume excess that so often mars Gewurztraminer. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Mendocino $14.00 Fresh grapefruit tinged. - Michael Apstein; - So2, but with stylish fruit.  - Dan Berger
 Critics Silver 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, La Ribera Vineyards Mendocino $18.00 Clean and fresh. - Paul Lukacs

Hyatt Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot Rattlesnake Hills $13.00 Nicely concentrated, hint of attractive earthiness makes it easy to recommend. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver 2009 Syrah Rattlesnake Hills $13.00 Sappy fruit, robust tannins. Short finish holds it back. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Gold 2010 Zinfandel, Zillah Gorilla Rattlesnake Hills $16.00 Lovely briary notes and spice. An elegant and expressive Zin. Not overdone. A good one for BBQ this summer. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Gris Rattlesnake Hills $13.00 Delicate fresh appley nose. Good attack, zesty, a little C02 to keep it perky. It's a fruity commercial style but well made, with a grapefruity finish. - Stephen Brook

I [heart] CA
 Critics Silver NV Cabernet Sauvignon California $3.99 Quite tasty. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Silver NV Chardonnay California $3.99 Ripe apple fruit with citrusy acidity. Very pleasant, easy drinking.  - Rebecca Murphy

Irony
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Small Lot Reserve Napa Valley $15.99 Rich, dark fruit with black licorice and medium plus, resolved tannins persistent through finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Small Lot Reserve Monterey County $13.99 Medium straw color. Ripe apple aroma, zesty. Medium bodied, nice weight on the palate. - Wilfred Wong

J. Lohr
 Critics Platinum 2009 Cuvee St. E Paso Robles $50.00 Beneath its mouthwatering wild-berry fruit lies complexing notes of soy sauce, anise and sarsaparilla. So much going on in this wine that each sip reveals another nuance. Beautiful finish. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2009 Cuvee POM Paso Robles $50.00 Rich and oaky, though the tannis on the finish are as integrated as they could be - Jeff Siegel; - Fruit-forward and generous, with lively blackberry flavors and a slightly herbal finish. Tasty! - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hilltop Paso Robles $35.00 All the parts are in place: ripe fruit, brisk acidity, fine-grained tannins. All it needs is more depth and complexity for a higher award. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Platinum 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Carol's Vineyard St. Helena $40.00 Very densely pigmented, with concentrated fruit to match. Nevertheless, this isn't overblown or over-oaked, and is surprisingly open and enjoyable despite its rather forbiddingly impressive appearance. - Michael Franz
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Highlands Bench Santa Lucia Highlands $35.00 Pinot character comes through despite oak and heat. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Fog's Reach Arroyo Seco $35.00 RS gives it surprisingly fruity flavor that might not otherwise be there. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Arroyo Vista Arroyo Seco $25.00 Strong lemon flavor with good mouthfeel.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Carol's Vineyard St. Helena $25.00 Grassy and some citrus, but bitter finish is problematic. - Jeff Siegel; - This is a sweeter style of wine that delivers intensity of fruit (apple, pear, citrus) and a rich satisfying finish. - Linda Murphy

Jacob's Creek
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Coonawarra, Australia $14.00 Nicely balanced. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon South Eastern Australia $8.00 Well-done, lively. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Silver 2012 Merlot South Eastern Australia $8.00 Decent fruit, dry.  - Dan Berger ; - Nice balance of ripeness and freshness. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Noir, Reserve Adelaide Hills, Australia $14.00 Nice cranberry fruit with a silky mouthfeel.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2011 Shiraz South Eastern Australia $8.00 Remarkably restrained, speaking of cooler climate and more interesting fruit than the usual bombs away approach. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver NV Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Brut Cuvee South Eastern Australia $12.00 Lovely for now. - Ed McCarthy; - Subtle and well integrated, this shows soft effervescence and restrained fruit. - Michael Franz; - Hints of sweetness evolve into a clean, dry finish. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver NV Sparkling Moscato South Eastern Australia $8.00 Good varietal character. - Ed McCarthy; - Sweet and graceful. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver 2012 Moscato Rosè South Eastern Australia $8.00 Pretty in pink, and so very refreshing. Light raspberry and strawberry flavors and a crisp finish. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2012 Moscato South Eastern Australia $8.00 Fizzy lemonade with a little bubblegum. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay South Eastern Australia $8.00 Ripe fruit, lots of wood, pretty good, good finish. - Wilfred Wong; - Subdued aromas with apple, pear fruit in the mouth. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio South Eastern Australia $8.00 Chalky pear aromas with round, ripe pear, peach fruit, nicely balanced with bright acidity. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2012 Dry Riesling South Eastern Australia $8.00 Perfumed and floral with persistent tart green fruit. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Platinum 2012 Dry Riesling, Reserve Barossa, Australia $14.00 Medium straw green color. Fine aroma, mineral and dried citrus, some flowers, medium depth, medium bodied, racy on the palate, dry to off dry, lively acidity, well balanced. Attractive green apple flavors, with a streak of mineral. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong

Jeff Gordon Cellars
 Critics Silver 2008 Joie de Vivre Napa Valley $61.00 A little earthy, with lively black fruit and medium tannins. - Laurie Daniel; - A complex wine with good fruit and character. - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2010 Leo Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast $56.00 Ripe cranberry and raspberry nose. Quite rich, ripe, nicely textured, with some lift and freshness. Has a slightly candied finish, but overall it's clean and bright. - Stephen Brook; - Rich red and black fruit aromas, green spice, medium tannins, green tobacco leaf and note of complex bitterness on the finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

John Duval Wines
 Critics Silver 2010 Shiraz, Entity Barossa Valley, Australia $40.00 Sassy for a Shiraz (or Sheeeraz as we say). Dark fruited but still fresh, it's a wine for barbeque ribs. - Leslie Sbrocco; - A fine bannerman for its homeland. - Joe Roberts

Jordan
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $53.00 Well-made; very good. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay Russian River Valley $30.00 Racy, with green apple and a hint of wet stone. - Laurie Daniel

Junebug
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir California $9.99 Pretty raspberry and cherry. Supple and smokey. - Laurie Daniel

Justin Vineyard And Winery
 Best Bordeaux Blend 2010 Justification Paso Robles $47.50 Delicious, crowd-pleasing with lots and lots of fresh fruit and finely grained tannins. - Jeff Siegel; - Voluptuous and velvety in the best way. Though it's not all that complex, it delivers utterly delicious berry/cherry flavors and enough acidity to make it refreshing. A real crowd-pleaser. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Gold 2010 Isosceles Paso Robles $62.00 Smooth is the operative word for this beautiful blend. - Leslie Sbrocco; - Reticent now, but will storm the city like an elegant Godzilla when it finally awakens. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Central Coast $18.75 Expressive bouquet, followed by ripe fruit flavors. - Paul Lukacs

Kalbarri
 Critics Gold 2012 Shiraz, Bin Select: No 667 South Eastern Australia $9.99 Fresh, more complex, berry fruit, restrained tannins on the finish. - Jeff Siegel

KangaWine
 Critics Silver NV White Wine South Eastern Australia $3.99 Light straw color. Tangy mineral and lemon peel aromas. Mineral. - Wilfred Wong

Karelas
 Critics Silver 2009 Achais Red Greece $18.00 Lovely wine. Limpid, lacking in intensity, but totally balanced. Tastes genuine. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Nuanced, complex and earthy. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2010 Pelagos Red Greece $17.00 Long and expressive. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2010 Achais White Greece $18.00 Candied, floral nose, fleshy, bruised apple and tart apple finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver NV Pelagos White Greece $18.00 Appley nose. Quite rich and suave, a juicy style with upfront fruit, and a dry mineral tang on the finish. Quite long. - Stephen Brook; - Ripe lemon, plenty of dry extract with lemon and green apple finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold 2009 Mavrodaphne of Patras PDO Greece $20.00 Well-done, you! Delicious; well-balanced. - Ed McCarthy

Kenwood Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 Merlot Sonoma County $14.00 Lively, with dark fruit, spice and firm tannins. - Laurie Daniel; - Nice cherry fruit makes this very drinkable.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot, Jack London Vineyard Sonoma Mountain $25.00 Blackberry, black currant fruit with mineral tones, lean and elegant in the mouth. It's medium bodied and well balanced with ripe tannins.  - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley $18.00 Some sweetness, and the black cherry flavor wears it well. Nice wine. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel, Jack London Vineyard Sonoma Mountain $22.00 Lively berry with a slight cooked note. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Gris Russian River Valley $14.00 Clean and fresh. - Michael Apstein
 Best Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County $12.00 Clean, balanced and rich with just enough of a bite. A cut above most Sauvignon Blanc.  - Michael Apstein

Kiona Vineyards
 Best Rhone Blend NV Cyclops Red Mountain $40.00 Very deep ruby color. Lavender and berries in the nose. Medium to full bodied, packed on the palate. Lots of berries in the flavors. Long finish. - Wilfred Wong

Kopke
 Critics Gold 1996 Port, Aged Tawny, Colheita, Porto DOC Portugal $32.00 Caramel, toffee aromas and flavors. Fire in the mouth with good acid balance. - Rebecca Murphy

Korbel  
 Best of Show Spirits NV Brandy California $11.00 Very well done, with fine depth of flavor and very effective interplay between fruity sweetness and bracing oak notes. - Michael Franz; - Outstanding brandy; well-balanced. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Gold NV Brandy, VSOP, Gold Reserve California $15.00 Very well done, with fine depth of flavor and very effective interplay between fruity sweetness and bracing oak notes. - Michael Franz

Korbel Champagne Cellars
 Critics Gold NV Chardonnay Champagne California $11.00 Mouthwatering fresh baked bread aromas. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver NV Blanc De Noirs California $11.00 Rush of sweet fruit on finish. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver NV Brut California $11.00 Although this seems rather sweet for a wine designated as brut, it shows generous fruit and bright acidity that effectively counterbalances the residual sugar. - Michael Franz; - Honeycrisp flavors with delicacy another attribute. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold 2010 Brut, Organically Grown Grapes California $14.00 A clean, refreshing wine that shows excellent restraint and stylishness for a vintage-dated sparkler. - Michael Franz
 Critics Gold 2010 Natural' Russian River Valley $14.00 Dry; clean; lively. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Silver NV Brut Rosè California $11.00 Good acidity. - Ed McCarthy; - Juicy red fruit notes are brightened and tightened by fresh acidity and energetic mousse. - Michael Franz; - Nice balance between fruit and acid. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold NV Sweet Rosè California $15.00 Lovely; rich. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Silver NV Sweet Cuvee California $11.00 Delightful. - Ed McCarthy

Koutsogiorgakis Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Ellopia, Dry Red Wine, Evia Greece $28.00 Subtle and nuanced. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Gold 2011 Ellopia, Dry White Wine, Evia PGI Greece $28.00 Floral, baked pear aromasl, with assertive, smokey flavors and bright finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

La Merika
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Central Coast $15.99 Great nose, not quite the follow up I'd want, but a measured, balanced expression of Pinot Noir. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Very expressive bouquet, followed by a wine of finesse on the palate. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Central Coast $12.99 Ripe lemon and apple aromas, broad, ripe apple flavors and finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

La Rusticana D'Orsa
 Critics Silver 2010 Cinque Santa Cruz Mountains $45.00 Although it's slightly sweet, it's also fresh and lively, with jazzy berry aromas and flavors, and a racy finish, - Linda Murphy

Lake Chelan Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Malbec Columbia Valley $35.00 Plums and menthol on the nose. Rich, broad, full-bodied, has weight of fruit and concentration, and a pronounced mintiness on the finish. Quite long. - Stephen Brook; - Cedar and sweet black fruit, firm tannins and spicy, vanilla finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Las Moras
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz, Reserve San Juan, Argentina $9.99 Earthy, bright cherry, spice, medium weight and tannins. - Laurie Daniel
 Best Malbec 2011 Malbec, Black Label San Juan, Argentina $14.99 Sweet vibrant plummy nose, jazzy and lively. Plump, full-bodied, very concertrnated, suave texture, plums and chocolate, spicy and very long. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2011 Malbec, Reserve San Juan, Argentina $9.99 Earthy red and black fruits, medium tannins and soft, leather finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Reserve San Juan, Argentina $9.99 Medium straw color. Dusty, Coleman's Mustard aroma, low fruit. Medium bodied, weighty on the palate. Dry, medium acidity, good balance. - Wilfred Wong

Laurier Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot Alexander Valley $18.99 Lively black fruit with a note of cracked pepper. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Silver 2010 Chardonnay Los Carneros $14.99 Waxy melony nose. Quite rich, supple, fruit-forward, with light acidity. Commercial but balanced. - Stephen Brook

Leaping Lizard
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot California $9.99 Soft, but appealing and kind of varietal.  - Dan Berger ; - Fine mid weight red ready to drink tonight. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay California $9.99 Added sweetness makes this fruitier and more consumer friendly. - Jeff Siegel; - Nice aromatics -- cinnamon-glazed pears -- and a sweet impression make this Chardonnay a crowd-pleaser. - Linda Murphy

Ledson Winery & Vineyard
 Critics Gold 2009 Cepage Sonoma County $86.00 Made to make friends with both people and their food. And friends it surely will make. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Gold 2010 Malbec Dry Creek Valley $46.00 Sweet intense cherry and raspberry nose. Medium-bodied, suave in texture, giving a more elegant and less flamboyant style of Malbec. Refined and long. - Stephen Brook; - Floral with clove-spiced black fruits, medium tannins and dark, savory finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Platinum 2011 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley $60.00 Floral. Oolong tea aromas, lifted red and black fruit with sheer tannins and savory tea-infused finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Liberty Creek
 Critics Silver NV Merlot California $6.99 Light and crisp, with pretty plum and red cherry fruit. A delicate style. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver NV Chardonnay California $6.99 Ripe apple with sweet watery finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold NV Pinot Grigio California $6.99 Light straw color. Racy lemon peel, mineral aromas, excellent depth. Medium bodied, zesty on the palate. Dry citrus flavors, persisent finish. - Wilfred Wong

Lock & Key
 Critics Silver 2010 Meritage North Coast $12.00 Earthy, saddle leather, grippy tannins with savory fruit and earthy finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Los Dos
 Critics Gold 2012 Grenache+Syrah, Campo de Borja DO Spain $8.00 Really well-done. - Ed McCarthy

Macari Vineyards & Winery
 Critics Gold 2008 Cabernet Franc North Fork of Long Island $35.00 Hearty black currant, plum, blackberry fruit is layered with tobacco and vanilla. Rich and round in the mouth with a full body and silky tannins. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Platinum 2012 Early Wine, Chardonnay North Fork of Long Island $17.00 Bright, floral, peachy fruit, sweet with tangy acidity so its lively in the mouth. For such a light, delicate wine, the finish goes on forever. - Rebecca Murphy; - Light straw green color. Ripe core fruit and flowers, medium bodied, medium sweet, excellent acidity, well balanced. Floral. Long flowery aftertaste. - Wilfred Wong

Madria
 Critics Silver NV Moscato Sangria American $5.99 White peaches to spare, and a nice lemony finish. - Joe Roberts

Magistrate
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $12.99 Mineral aromas layered with decadent dark fruit flavors wrapped in a lush texture make this a winning Cabernet to please all palates. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Platinum 2011 Merlot, Limited Production Central Coast $19.99 Savory, with juicy red fruit, notes of olive and anise and fine tannins. - Laurie Daniel

Magnavino Cellars
 Critics Silver 2010 Magnatude Lodi $38.00 Bright, youthful fruit with baking spice, medium tannins and lifted finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2010 Petite Sirah Lodi $36.00 Juicy, mineral and will score points at your next BBQ. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Platinum 2010 Zinfandel, Old Vine Lodi $29.00 Medium to deep color. Berry aromas, pretty rich. Full bodied, packed and big on the palate. Berries in the flavors. - Wilfred Wong

Main & Geary
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley $17.99 Reasonable fruit and good acidity.  - Dan Berger ; - Mid weight red, with nice spice. Good for this summer's BBQ. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay Sonoma County $14.99 Oak spiciness and caramel add interest to the well-ripened apple and pear fruit. Has more complexity than many in this price range. - Linda Murphy

Maltzman Family Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay, Reserve Napa Valley $55.00 Very rich, not oaky, balanced. Good vibrant finish. Both elegant and powerful. - Michael Apstein

Manny O. Wines
 Critics Gold 2011 Discipulus Blanc, Vins de Pays Languedoc, France $12.00 Nicely integrated blend, tart and tangy. Acid balanced by nice lemon and lime. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver 2011 Agapitos Branco, Vinho Regional Alentjano Portugal $12.00 Fleshy, wtih white stone fruit and a touch of sweetness. - Laurie Daniel
 Best Mourvedre 2010 Sumiller Monastrell, Yecla DDO Spain $12.00 Subdued graphite nose. Rich, firm, concentrated, with plenty of grip as well as sweetness of fruit. Chewy and complex, with structure and staying power. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Gold 2010 Discipulus Syrah, Pays d'Oc IGP Languedoc, France $12.00 Long on the palate, with multiple layers of flavor. Delicious. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Gold NV Cuvee Celebrus, Blanquette de Limoux France $17.00 Beautiful yeasty aromas. Fine balance of fruit and crispness. - Marguerite Thomas

Marchesi Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2011 Barbera, Achille Columbia Valley $28.00 Juicy and succulent dark fruit with a kick of vibrancy that makes it worthy of a barbeque pairing (think ribs!). - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2012 Primitivo, Valentino Columbia Valley $27.00 Hints of briary aromas and dried fruit make this a wine to pair with grilled portobello mushrooms and earthy dishes. - Leslie Sbrocco; - More pepper than the pantry, and red berries brighter than a Fullbright winner. - Joe Roberts

Martin & Weyrich
 Critics Silver 2011 Moscato Allegro California $10.99 Textbook Muscat aromas and flavors, with a nutty, graham cracker subtlety. - Linda Murphy

Martin's Rake
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Marlborough, New Zealand $27.99 A lean style wine with light, red cherry fruit, lively acidity and mellow tannins. - Rebecca Murphy

Masked Rider
 Critics Silver 2011 Six Gun Cabernet Sauvignon California $9.99 Love the structure -- someone knows how to work with tannins. Sweet fruit shines through. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver 2011 Sagebrush Pinot Noir California $9.99 Fruity with distinct oak presence. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold 2012 The Fiddler Zinfandel California $9.99 What a nice wine! Total package. Sweet fruit, some structure, enough acid to pull it through. - Bruce Schoenfeld

Massimo
 Critics Gold 2010 Rioja DOC Spain $12.99 Good acidity; lovely. - Ed McCarthy; - Beautifully balanced elegant wine with hints of licorice. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver 2011 Malbec, Prestige Vineyards Mendoza, Argentina $12.00 Floral with broad black fruit, firm, lean tannins and dried herbs. - Deborah Parker Wong

Matua Valley
 Critics Silver 2012 Paretai Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand $21.00 Pungently cut cheese, but certainly not cutting the cheese. A spicy finish that almost doesn't finish. - Joe Roberts

Matuco
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza, Argentina $9.99 Sweet fruit balanced by hints of tartness. - Marguerite Thomas; - Good structure and depth, suggestive of a more expensive wine, with nice purity of fruit beneath the tannin and acidity. - Michael Franz
 Critics Silver 2011 Malbec Mendoza, Argentina $9.99 Oaky nose, so the fruit is rather subdued. Medium-bodied, fresh, and lively, this has little depth or complexity but is balanced and quite long. - Stephen Brook; - Floral with lean, bright red and black fruit, medium tannins and lifted finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay Mendoza, Argentina $9.99 Medium straw. Tart apple aromas. Medium bodied, a touch phenolic. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong

Menage A Trois
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir California $12.00 Ripe cherry, cola. Supple. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Grigio California $10.00 Very varietal, with fresh citrus and apple and a hint of almond paste. - Laurie Daniel

Mercy Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2010 Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco $28.00 Medium to dark garnet color. Dusty, ripe fruit aroma, pretty fine. Medium bodied, good firmness on the palate. Dry, nice acidity, well balanced. Orange peel, red fruit and chalk in the flavors. Active finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2009 Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco $28.00 Medium garnet color. Dusty, fresh dirt and black fruit in the aroma, nice depth. Medium bodied, zesty and bright on the palate. Dry, medium acidity, well balanced. Ripe fruit, red berries in the flavors. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Gold 2009 Pinot Noir, Cedar Lane Vineyard Arroyo Seco $38.00 Medium garnet color. Attractive aroma, a potpourri of flowers, red fruits and sweet earth, excellent depth of fruit. Medium bodied, lively and bright on the palate. Tasty berries in the flavors. Long finish. - Wilfred Wong; - Soft and supple, smooth and lush fruit well balanced with piquant acidity. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2009 Chardonnay Arroyo Seco $22.00 Rich and buttery, with fine balance. - Paul Lukacs

Mettler Family Vineyards
 Critics Platinum 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Grown Lodi $24.99 Star anise, rich cassis fruit and with round, medium tannins and complex fruited, mocha finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2010 Epicenter Zinfandel, Old Vine Lodi $19.99 Spicy berry with a note of dark chocolate. Firm tannins. - Laurie Daniel

Middle Ridge Winery
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio, Blue's Creek Vineyard Temecula Valley $21.00 Simple yet well-made, with vibrant pear and apple fruit and a clean, refreshing finish. - Linda Murphy

Middle Sister
 Critics Silver NV Wild One Malbec Mendoza, Argentina $12.00 Focused and lean with bright red and black fruits; tasty mineral finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Midsummer Cellars
 Critics Gold 2012 Grenache Rosè Yolo County $19.00 Pretty wild strawberry nose, floral too, has charm. Medium-bodied, svelte, quite good acidity, and some zest on the finish. A charming wine, not too heavy. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clark Claudon Vineyard Napa Valley $44.00 Tannic; rich. - Ed McCarthy; - Alluring aromas of smoke, spices and toast lead to delicious fruit notes recalling dark cherries and black currents. - Michael Franz
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Canon Creek Vineyard Napa Valley $44.00 Nuanced wine, medium body, well integrated tannins. - Marguerite Thomas
 Best Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Canon Creek Vineyard Napa Valley $44.00 Classic Cabernet, with welcome hints of green flavor and soft grainy tannins; wine made for food. - Marguerite Thomas

Milagro Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2010 Petite Sirah Santa Clara Valley $32.00 The tannins are rough and tumble -- typical for PS -- yet with some time in bottle, this wine should blossom into a beauty. Lovely fresh blackberry fruit, exotic Asian spice and long finish. - Linda Murphy

Moet
 Critics Platinum NV Imperial Brut Champagne, France $40.00 Lovely; balanced. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Platinum 2004 Grand Vintage Brut Champagne, France $57.99 Exquisite; wonderful now; will age. - Ed McCarthy; - An extremely refined wine, this shows true brut dryness but is nevertheless very expressive and flavorful, with a host of intricacies that are all remarkably balanced against one another. No tricks here, and very little residual sugar. Extremely impressive. - Michael Franz; - Long long long flood of elegant fruit flavors. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Platinum 2004 Grand Vintage Rosè Champagne, France $64.99 Outstanding rose. - Ed McCarthy

Monogamy
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast $12.00 Long finish for a $15-and-under wine hints and time to evolve. Good structure, too. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - - Paul Lukacs

Monte De Oro Winery
 Critics Gold 2009 Synergy 65, Owner's Blend, Estate Grown Temecula Valley $33.00 Deep ruby color. Very grapey aroma, rich. Medium bodied, round on the palate. Ripe red and black with oak. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Temecula Valley $34.00 Juicy and easy drinking yet still with a hint of complexity that makes you want more. - Leslie Sbrocco; - Fresh fruit and veggies right from the local farmers market. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Silver 2009 Merlot Temecula Valley $30.00 Deep ruby color. Rich oaky, ripe cherry aroma. Medium bodied, packed on the palate. Ripe fruit and barrel in the taste. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Gold 2008 Syrah, Estate Grown, Reserve Temecula Valley $70.00 Deep ruby, purple color. Rich and full. Black fruit and violets. - Wilfred Wong; - Intense concentrated savory black plum, black olive flavor balanced with burnished tannins. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Gold 2010 Tempranillo, Estate Grown Temecula Valley $34.00 Three-dimensional wine that has persistence and length. Very good. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver 2012 Muscat Canelli, Galway Vineyard, Estate Grown Temecula Valley $22.00 Flowers, orange rind, and just enough vibrant lift to move it through a fairly long finish. - Joe Roberts; - Pretty floral aromas backed up by a smack of acidity make this a wine that delivers a high delicious quotient. - Leslie Sbrocco

Monte Don Lucio
 Critics Gold 2007 Reserva La Mancha DO Spain $21.00 Bold tannic structure and relatively lean fruit. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, La Mancha DO Spain $15.00 Oaky black fruits nose. Dense and weighty, with robust tannins and plenty of swagger. There's a rusticity that may not appeal to everyone, but it has vigour and character. - Stephen Brook

Montevina Winery
 Critics Silver 2012 White Zinfandel Amador County $6.50 Savory red fruit, lifted flavors of strawberry and raspberry. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot California $12.00 Lovely earthy flavors add a savory touch to the ripe sweetness. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel Amador County $12.00 Balanced wine giving great pleasure at this price. Would love to try with a meal. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio California $10.00 Racy citrus. Light but refreshing. - Laurie Daniel

Mora Estate
 Critics Silver 2009 Valpo Alexander Valley $65.00 Licorice and Asian spices give this big, fruity wine its complexity. It's certainly not shy, and needs a hearty meat dish to complement it. - Linda Murphy

Morlanda
 Critics Platinum 2007 Priorat DOQ, Crianca Spain $48.00 Outstanding wine; complete. - Ed McCarthy

Mouton Cadet
 Critics Silver 2011 Bordeaux Rouge France $10.00 Clean (!) and simple; decent flavors.  - Dan Berger ; - Lovely fruit and earth. Clean, supple tannins. Excellent for current drinking with a steak. - Michael Apstein

Mumm Napa
 Critics Gold 2008 Blanc De Blancs Napa Valley $39.99 Admirably balanced and complex, this shows excellent acidity that effectively counterbalances significant residual sugar. The two are surprisingly well integrated, and the wine shows excellent coherence through the persistent finish. - Michael Franz
 Critics Gold 2005 DVX Napa Valley $54.99 Very impressive, with complex aromas and deep, persistent flavors. The texture is also quite impressive, seeming both delicate and energetic at once. - Michael Franz; - Delicate, fragrant, lightly fruity. - Marguerite Thomas

Naked Grape
 Critics Silver NV Cabernet Sauvignon California $7.99 Soft and supple, showing black raspberry and blackberry notes. Good balance. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Deep, dark and conentrated. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Gold NV Malbec Argentina $7.99 Mineral and star anise aromas, bright, lifted black fruits on the mid palate, precise, clean finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver NV Pinot Noir California $7.99 Light; pleasant. - Ed McCarthy; - Juicy, good finish. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver NV Pinot Grigio California $7.99 Light straw green color. Attravtive apple aromas. Medium bodied, lively on the palate. Bright apple flavors, lively aftertaste. - Wilfred Wong; - Dusty pears and peaches in aromas with soft, round pear flavors balanced with citrusy acidity. - Rebecca Murphy

Napa Cellars
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $26.00 Herbal aromas mix it up with dark berry fruit and a hint of cocoa. - Leslie Sbrocco; - Almost like a whisper from another time, in this case the nostalgia is for all the right reasons. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay Napa Valley $24.00 Rich and ripe, in balance now. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley $18.00 Curvy in all the right places. - Joe Roberts

Narmada Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Melange Virginia $23.00 Coffee, charcoal aromas, roasted coffee, mocha on ripe red and black fruit, caramel finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2010 Reflection Chambourcin Virginia $21.00 Distinctive;flavorful. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Silver 2011 Viognier Virginia $23.00 Color is off, but some varietal character including peach. - Jeff Siegel; - What it lacks in varietal character on the nose, it more than makes up for on the palate with expressive pear and honeysuckle flavors. It's a crisper, less rich style, and a delicious one at that, on the palate. - Linda Murphy

National Parks Wine Collection
 Critics Silver NV Yosemite White Artisan Blend California $15.99 Delicate and delicious, with floral aromas and a good balance of sugar to acid. Easy to drink. - Linda Murphy

Navarro Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2011 Navarrouge Mendocino County $15.00 Floral red fruits, sheer tannins and lean, savory finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2012 Rosè of Pinot Noir Anderson Valley $18.50 Soft red fruit, brown spice, crisp, sweet-tart finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley $19.50 Taut, almost austere, well-made. Evident alcohol limits it to Gold. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Methode a l'Ancienne Anderson Valley $29.00 OK for what it is, with pinot character, but never seems to get past that. - Jeff Siegel; - Black cherry and blackberry flavors are ripe and bold, with tons of flavor. The finish is slightly hot, keeping it from a higher award. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Deep End Blend Anderson Valley $49.00 Oak and red fruits on the nose. Fresh, sleek, lively acidity, not very complex but balanced and enjoyable, with good length. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel, Old Vine Cuvee Mendocino $27.00 Medium to dark ruby color. Very fruity, fun berries. Medium bodied, delightful on the palate, easy. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay Mendocino $17.00 A chardonnay to crave. Marrying the ripe fruit flavors with a kiss of oak and vibrancy, it's a white that is perfectly in balance. Like a stiletto heel on a beautiful woman.   - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2011 Dry Gewurztraminer Anderson Valley $19.00 Lovely aromatics. Dry. Subtle spice. Perfect for highly flavored Asian cuisine. - Michael Apstein; - Nice spiced aroma with a trace of heat from higher alcohol.  - Dan Berger
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Blanc Mendocino $15.00 All the focus, almost none of the fat. Why don't they make more like this? - Joe Roberts

Nello Olivo
 Critics Silver 2010 Toscanello, Red Wine El Dorado County $65.00 Nice cherry-like notes. Lovely elegance. Fragrant and long. This is a classy wine. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot El Dorado County $29.00 Medium ruby color. Nice red fruit aroma, some dried leaves, subtle and fine. Medium bodied, elegant, structured, soft tannins. Nice red fruit flavors, a hint of leather. Medium finish, tart aftertaste, good elegance. - Wilfred Wong
 Best Petite Sirah 2010 Petite Sirah El Dorado County $28.00 Dried black fruit, dark finish, fine tannins and a very long finish ? very satisfying wine. - Jeff Siegel

Nemea
 Critics Gold 2008 Diktaios, Nemea VQPRD Greece $30.00 Very expressive and complex, with fruit, earth, and herbal flavors in harmony. - Paul Lukacs

Nevada Ridge
 Critics Silver 2010 Tempranillo Nevada $23.95 Nice oak, soft but not flabby, varietally true. - Bruce Schoenfeld

Newman's Own
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $12.00 Nice silkiness and dried herbs, some vibrancy carries it through. Makes me crave a burger. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay California $12.00 Not quite rich enough, but shows varietal character and fruit (sweet pear?) and some vanilla aroma. - Jeff Siegel

Nichelini Family Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Petite Sirah Napa Valley $43.00 Very spicy and with an intriguing eucalyptus aroma. Dark berry fruit, sustantial tannins and a frresh finish. - Linda Murphy

Nieto Senetiner
 Critics Gold 2011 Bonarda Reserva Mendoza, Argentina $16.00 Mocha and black fruit aromas with vanilla-infused, deep black fruit and long, tasty finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Nitty Gritty
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $29.99 Raspberry and dark cherry abound in a wine that showcases vibrant fruit with a kick licorice aromas. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot Napa Valley $29.99 A mellow wine with spices and mint layered with bright blackberry, blueberry fruit. It's medium bodied finishing with smooth tannins. - Rebecca Murphy; - Medium ruby color. Red fruit and dried herbs in the nose, could use more fruit depth. Medium bodied, nice energy on the palate. Tart red currant flavors, pretty pure. - Wilfred Wong

Noble Vines
 Critics Silver 2011 337 Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi $14.99 Inky hue, grainy tannins. - Marguerite Thomas; - This shows good depth of fruit plus good structure, with the sort of guts and grip that one rarely finds in this price category. - Michael Franz
 Critics Silver 2011 446 Chardonnay Monterey $12.99 Medium straw color. Ripe apple, some wood. Medium bodied, zesty and bright on the palate, a bit of wood stuff in the way. Pretty good finish. - Wilfred Wong

Ogio
 Critics Gold 2011 Toscana Rosso IGT Italy $12.99 Lovely mid-weight wine with cherry-like nuances and fine finish. Elegance over power. Well-done. Long and graceful. - Michael Apstein

ONEHOPE Wine
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $13.99 Crowd-pleasing style, maybe too much sweetness, but with a sense of authenticity to it. A wine from somewhere. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Good depth of flavor. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot California $13.99 While it's on the sweeter side, it is juicy and full, with loads of flavor. It's a perfect pour for a crowd. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Reserve North Coast $14.99 Subtle and admirably pure, with bright cherry fruit and pleasantly refreshing acidity. - Michael Franz; - A little mint, satin in the mouth. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver NV Brut California $13.99 Fragrant and sweet with a finish as delicate lace. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver 2009 Chardonnay, Reserve Sta. Rita Hills   $13.99 Lemon custard, rich stone fruit, crisp finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Open Range
 Critics Silver 2010 Red Wine California $18.00 Deep ruby color. Loaded with ripe red and black fruit in the aromas. Medium bodied, nice weight on the palate. Ripe fruit flavors. Fine finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc California $15.00 Vivacous, with a fleshy mouthfeel but clean, fresh acidity. - Paul Lukacs

Pacific Rim
 Critics Gold 2011 Vin de Glaciere Columbia Valley $14.00 Riesling Excellent flavors, nice balance and structure.  - Dan Berger
 Critics Silver 2010 Riesling, Solstice Vineyard Yakima Valley $24.00 Lush appley nose. Rich, ripe, and rounded, with abundant fruit and lively acidity. Not particularly subtle, but has presence. - Stephen Brook; - Rich, caramelized, candied fruit, baked apple and lemon flavors. - Deborah Parker Wong

Paco 
 Critics Gold 2012 Red Experience, Navarra DO Spain $20.00 Lovely; rich. - Ed McCarthy; - Gorgeous fruit shows appealing sweetness and very deep, persistent flavors with balanced structure from acidity, fine-grained tannin and restrained wood. - Michael Franz

Paco & Lola
 Critics Gold 2012 Albarino, Rias Baixas DO Spain $20.00 Fabulous aromatics. Rather fleshy but plenty of acidity to hold it all together. A good choice with spicy fare. - Michael Apstein; - Pineapple, minerals and spice.  Dry, needs Japanese food.  - Dan Berger

Paraiso Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 Riesling Santa Lucia Highlands $18.00 Medium yellow color. Fuels aroma. Medium bodied, non-descript on the palate. Gingerbread in the aftertaste. - Wilfred Wong

Parducci
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Small Lot Blend Mendocino County $14.00 Juicy and succulent. Fun! - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2010 True Grit Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Mendocino County $30.00 Not a lot of depth, but red fruit and balanced tannins. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot, Small Lot Blend Mendocino County $13.00 Modern-style merlot with black fruit but also fine tannins and an herbal note. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Small Lot Blend Mendocino County $14.00 Sweet apricot nose. Plump, juicy, fruity, and straightforward, with light acidity on the finish. Short, but palatable. - Stephen Brook

Parkers Estate
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel, Dillon Springs Road Sonoma County $19.99 Stylish fruit, nicely varietal.  - Dan Berger

Paul Dolan Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino County $25.00 If it wasn't for the heat on the finish, this Cab would get a higher medal. It has great black fruit, plenty of refreshing acidity and supple tannins. - Linda Murphy

PCH
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon California $7.99 Floral aromas and a soft texture make this an easy-sipping red. - Marguerite Thomas; - Dark fruit character with a subtle hint of sweetness that will endear this wine to many consumers. - Michael Franz
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay California $7.99  - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2010 Pinot Grigio California $7.99 Voluptuously ripe pear fruit balanced with tangy acidity. - Rebecca Murphy

Pebble Bay
 Critics Gold 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand $5.99 Grassy, with citrus and a whisper of sweetness. Good varietal character. - Laurie Daniel; - Intense, herbaceous, tropical: this wine comes at you full force  - W. Blake Gray

Pepi
 Critics Silver 2011 Chenin Blanc Viognier California $12.00 Bright green apple and white stone fruit with some fleshiness. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay California $12.00 Direct apple fruit with a hint of pear and spice. Nicely made, though lacking in depth. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio California $12.00 Rich, round pear fruit balanced with citrusy acidity. - Rebecca Murphy

Pepperwood Grove
 Critics Silver NV Pinot Grigio California $6.99 Good fruit and a nice mouthfeel, with real texture.  - W. Blake Gray

Pere Ventura
 Critics Silver NV Tresor Brut Reserva, Cava DO Spain $17.00 Quite delicious. - Ed McCarthy

Perrier Jouet
 Critics Gold NV Grand Brut Champagne, France $54.99 Juicy, apply flavors with medium weight. - Marguerite Thomas
 Best of Show Sparkling 2004 Belle Epoque, Brut Champagne, France $164.99 Highly aromatic and deeply flavorful, this is nevertheless a wine marked by the excellence of its proportionality and balance and the symmetry of its long, intricate finish. - Michael Franz

Perrine Winery
 Critics Silver NV The Huguernot Series Amarone American $14.75 Fruit-forward with lots of oak in the back. - Jeff Siegel

Peter Lehmann
 Critics Silver 2010 Layers Red Barossa, Australia $18.00 Ripe red and black fruits, medium tannins with round tannins and soft finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Picket Fence
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $18.99 Smoky tea and cassis aromas, bright cassis fruit and kernal flavors with resolved tannins on finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley $18.99 Smooth and supple, with a long finish. - Paul Lukacs

Pietra Santa Winery
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Estate Grown Cienega Valley $18.00 Bigger in body than most Pinot Noirs but is a crowd-pleasing, juicy style. - Leslie Sbrocco

Pighin
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Grigio, Friuli DOC Grave Italy $16.99 Pinot Grigio character and fruit with quinine-ish finish. - Jeff Siegel; - A tangerine dream, with mouthwatering acidity. Easy to drink. - Linda Murphy

Pink Truck
 Critics Silver 2011 Pink Wine California $9.99 Delicate red fruits, balanced with raspberry finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Piper Sonoma
 Critics Silver NV Blanc De Blanc Sonoma County $14.00 Lovely; easy-drinking. - Ed McCarthy; - Fairly dramatic toasty, yeasty aromas are followed by fresh fruit notes. - Michael Franz; - Clean and refreshing, with green apple overtones. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver NV Brut Sonoma County $14.00 Big and expressive, but still with some subtleties and a clean finish. - Michael Franz; - Preserved lemon peel plus a dash of minerality. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver NV Rosè  Sonoma County $14.00 Lively; fresh. - Ed McCarthy

Piper-Heidsieck
 Critics Platinum NV Brut Champagne, France $50.00 A standout wine in a strong flight, this showed exceptional complexity but also remarkable integration, with a complete and coherent profile. Lovely integration of yeast, fruit, sweetness and acidity. Extremely impressive for a non-vintage wine. - Michael Franz
 Critics Gold 2006 Brut Champagne, France $75.00 A big, broad, generously flavored Champagne with opulent effervescence that lifts and freshens a rather sweet finish. - Michael Franz; - Deliciously ripe and fruity. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold NV Rosè Sauvage Champagne, France $60.00 Very good; rich; dinner wine. - Ed McCarthy

Prix
 Critics Gold 2007 Melange, Reserve Napa Valley $75.00 Meaty and smoky with earthy notes that make it a rugged rather than rakish blend. - Leslie Sbrocco

Project Paso
 Critics Silver 2010 Red Wine Blend Paso Robles $11.99 Fresh, ripe and easy to drink blackberry, cherry, blueberry fruit. - Rebecca Murphy

PromisQous
 Critics Silver NV White California $12.00 Light straw color. Quite fragrant. Medium bodied, layered. Medium sweet. - Wilfred Wong; - Lightly floral, leafy, delicate and sweet. - Rebecca Murphy

Proverbial
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $28.00 Muscular but still has a softness to it, this is a Cabernet begging to be paired with grilled filet. - Leslie Sbrocco

Quady Winery
 Critics Silver NV Starboard, Batch 88 California $29.00 Spicy, dark fruit, nice balance of acidity and alcohol. - Rebecca Murphy; - Medium garnet, brown color. Pencil lead. Full bodied. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2012 Elysium, Black Muscat Dessert Wine California $24.99 Floral and mellifluous. - Marguerite Thomas

R & B Cellars
 Critics Silver 2010 Minuet in Merlot, Bingham Ranch Napa Valley $35.00 Layered flavors. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Gold 2010 Zydeco Zinfandel, Bingham Ranch Napa Valley $30.00 Deep ruby color. Ripe berries in the aromas. Medium to full bodied, packed on the palate. Ripe berries. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver NV Chanson des Etoiles North Coast $30.00  - Ed McCarthy; - Fine complexity and balance between the yeast notes and the subtle fruit, with good balancing acidity. - Michael Franz; - Precision of acidity is one of the attractions of this fine fizz. - Marguerite Thomas

Rainstorm
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Gris Oregon $14.00 Clean, white fruits and flowers, green apple skin and lemon zest finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Rampage
 Critics Silver 2011 Red Wine Blend California $8.99 Bright, lively and spicy black fruit is pleasant and easy to drink. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2012 Zinfandel, Old Vine Lodi $11.99 Clean, sweet berry fruit. - Paul Lukacs

Reata
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Napa County / Sonoma County $25.99 Soft, cherry fruit balanced with vibrant acidity, light and smooth in the mouth. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2010 Chardonnay Carneros $19.99 Big and bold, with vanilla notes backing ripe fruit. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Fesh and lively, without any cumbersome or heavy notes. - Paul Lukacs

Recanati
 Critics Gold 2011 Wild Carignan, Reserve Judean Hills, Israel $56.00 Glass-coating, robust berry. Lively. Firm Tannins. - Laurie Daniel

Recoleta
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Mendoza, Argentina $3.99 Medium straw color. Rich aroma. Medium bodied, buoyant on the palate. Ripe fruit medium finish - Wilfred Wong

Red Rock Winery
 Critics Silver 2011 Winemaker's Blend, Reserve California $12.00 Easy to drink, with lively berry and some hard spices. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Gold 2011 Merlot, Reserve California $12.00 New World-style merlot with blueberry fruit, fresh acidity, and even some herbal notes. - Jeff Siegel;  - Lusciously fruity yet dry, with beautiful balance. The finish is long and rewarding. Great Merlot character. - Linda Murphy

Red Truck
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $9.99 Structured like a more expensive wine. Back-palate bite holds it back. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir California $9.99 Earthiness and fruit. - Marguerite Thomas

Redtree
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir California $8.00 Full and rich. - Ed McCarthy; - Notably sweet but still quite well balanced, with pure cherry and berry fruit and soft structure from fine tannin. - Michael Franz

Redwood Creek
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $8.00 Very well structred, with plenty of juicy fruit and just enough tannin. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2011 Malbec Mendoza, Argentina $8.00 Vibrant plummy nose, simple but fruity. Lively attack, not complex, but fresh and perky. Moderate length. - Stephen Brook; - Bittersweet chocolate, mulberry, round tannins and lean dark fruit on the finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir California $8.00 Good structure; some tannin. - Ed McCarthy; - Silky with a savory finish. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay California $8.00 Candied lemon with bright, balanced flavors and lemon zest finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Renacer Punto Final
 Critics Silver 2010 Malbec, Reserva Mendoza, Argentina $22.00 Sassafras and black fruit, baking spice and focused black fruit with a bright, lifted finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Renwood Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Clarion Amador County $19.99 Fresh herbs, dark, caramelized fruit with lifted finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel California $14.99 Not much fruit here, but leather and mineral notes add interest. Long finish. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Sweet but balanced. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Gold 2010 Zinfandel, Timberline Amador County $39.99 Walk on the wild side with this full-bodied Zin showcasing wild berry, briary aromas with succulent and ultra-ripe dark fruit flavors. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2010 Zinfandel, Gold Crest Amador County $39.99 Pepper! I love you, pepper! Big, strong, long and spicy. - Joe Roberts; - A throwback in time with old style charm. Red berry fruit flavors shine in a wine with character. - Leslie Sbrocco

Rest In Peace
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir California $6.00 A nice, clean, pleasantly fruity wine.  - W. Blake Gray

Rex Goliath
 Critics Silver NV Free Range Red American $8.99 Savory aromas, with flavors of bright berry and a hint of sweetness. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Gold NV Cabernet Sauvignon Chile $8.99  - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver NV Merlot France $8.99 More dry than I thought, dark and interesting, with tannins that add something the wine. - Jeff Siegel;  - Hints of toast and graham cracker on the nose. Palate is muscular yet fruity, with substantial tannins that should soften with time in bottle. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver NV Moscato Argentina $8.99 Honeyed sweetness is very well done, but not much else going on. - Jeff Siegel; - Tropical and citrus fruits are enhanced by a caramelly note. Delicately sweet. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Gold NV Pink Moscato Argentina $8.99 Right up many consumers' alley, with vibrant berry flavors, moderate sweetness and mouthwatering finish. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver NV Red Moscato Chile $8.99 Red berry fruit, sweetness is balanced, but not much after that. - Jeff Siegel; - While it's medium red in color, it tastes more like a white wine -- not a bad thing in this case -- with vivid citrus flavors tinged with some fresh strawberry. Tasty. - Linda Murphy

Rioja Vega
 Critics Gold 2009 Rioja DOC Spain $11.99 Earthy with very nice ripe fruit. - Marguerite Thomas

Riunite
 Critics Silver NV Sweet Red Italy $6.00 Lifted red fruit, balanced ripe plum and creamy finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

RiverStar Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2011 Estrella Brilliante Paso Robles $26.00 Very densely pigmented, with impressive richness and depth of flavor. Meaty and savory notes provide real interest, along with black fruit notes and remarkably restrained sweetness for the category. Very well done. - Michael Franz

Robert John Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $75.00 Lively black fruit with a slight leafy/savory note. Good length and structure. - Laurie Daniel

Robert Oatley
 Critics Gold 2011 Rosè of Sangiovese Mudgee, Australia $14.99 Dumb nose. Quite rich but not too heavy. Concentrated and has vinosity, with enough acidity to refresh the palate. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, Australia $19.99 Deep ruby color. Ripe red and black fruit with some oak, nice integration. Medium bodied, textured and frisky on the palate. Dry, fine acidity, well balanced. Tangy, red fruit flavors. Lively finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2010 Shiraz McLaren Vale, Australia $19.99 Plummy, mineral aromas, lean red plum with finely resolved tannins and cedar finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay Margaret River, Australia $16.99 Senses working overtime, parsing lemon and lime notes in a refreshing, easy-drinking Chardonnay. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Margaret River, Australia $16.99 Dropping the lemon drop, with a side of awesome. - Joe Roberts; - Crisp and refreshing with hints of herbal notes and citrus fruit. Classic style. - Leslie Sbrocco

Rocca Di Montemassi
 Critics Silver 2010 Sassabruna, Monteregio di Massa Marittima DOC Italy $24.99 The tannins are astringent, though cellaring might soften them some. Otherwise, there is lots of plump black fruit and spice and an appreciated juiciness. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Calasole Vermentino, Maremma Toscana DOC Italy $14.99 A hint of nut, and more than a hint of focused refreshment. - Joe Roberts; - Hint of nuttiness, crunchy citrus flavors make an appealing light bodied sipper. - Leslie Sbrocco

Rocca Family Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2009 Vespera, Estate Grown Napa Valley $50.00 Dusty, dark fruit, structured tannins with coconut and black fruit finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Rock Wall Wine Co.
 Best Cabernet Franc 2010 Cabernet Franc, Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard Napa Valley $40.00 Deep ruby color. Dried herbs in the aromas, kind of Loire Valley like. Medium bodied. Bright red fruit flavors, very impressive in its delicacy. Long finish. - Wilfred Wong; - Delightful black cherry, savory, tobacco fruit with dusty mineral and rose petal notes. It's medium bodied, well balanced, in an Old World style. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2010 The Palindrome, Tannat California $30.00 Fleshy, tobacco scented black fruit, lean, grippy tannins with lengthy, black fruit finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel, Monarch St. California $25.00 Juicy start to this ride, a toasty finish, and the end run is nice and long. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Platinum 2010 Zinfandel, Monte Rosso Vineyard, Reserve Sonoma County $40.00 What more can one ask from Zinfandel? Full of briary flavor but at the same time elegant and graceful. Fantastic! - Paul Lukacs

Rodney Strong
 Critics Platinum 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County $20.00 Bright elegant blackcurrant nose. Medium-bodied, supple, light tannins, this has some zest and purity of fruit. Exemplary ripe Cabernet. Long. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Vineyards Alexander Valley $28.00 Competent, post-modern style of cabernet with everything where it should be, but nothing more. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Gold 2010 Merlot Sonoma County $20.00 Lively and spicy, with red fruit and a hint of roasted coffee. Nicely balanced. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Estate Vineyards Russian River Valley $25.00 Powerful and potent, this wine keeps its balance thanks to structured tannins and crisp acidity. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Estate Vineyards Chalk Hill $22.00 Balancing out the power with ripe lemon fruitiness. - Joe Roberts; - Full bodied with pineapple juiciness, this is a Chardonnay for lovers of bigger styles. Pour alongside grilled salmon, pork tenderloin in a mustard sauce or creamy brie cheese. - Leslie Sbrocco

Root: 1
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley, Chile $12.00 This is much more muscular than the norm for the category, showing very dark color, intense blackberry fruit, and lots of acidic and tannic structure. A great choice for serious wine lovers looking for a Tuesday night bargain. - Michael Franz

Rosenthal - The Malibu Estate
 Critics Platinum 2007 Meritage Malibu Newton Canyon $49.00 Fresh, intriguing and lots of red and black fruit; whole seems to be greater than the parts. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Malibu Newton Canyon $42.00  - Ed McCarthy; - A little shy aromatically but has nice elegant sweet fruit. - Marguerite Thomas

Roza Ridge
 Critics Gold 2010 Petit Verdot Rattlesnake Hills $20.00 Deep ruby color. Juicy fruit aromas. Medium bodied, textured palate. Ripe fruit flavors. Nice and long in the finish. - Wilfred Wong; - Elegant black cherry fruit with an inkling of balsamic. Well structured and stately. - Rebecca Murphy

Rue De Perle
 Critics Gold 2009 Bordeaux AOC France $21.99 Lovely herbal component to dark fruit. Charming earthy quality. A lovely savory quality. Polished tannins make it enjoyable now. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Gold 2011 Cotes du Rhone Villages AOC France $21.99 Elegant and structured with blackberry, cherry fruit that finishes with polished tannins. - Rebecca Murphy

Ruffino
 Critics Gold NV Prosecco DOC Extra Dry Italy $15.00 Elegant summer fruit flavors with good crisp finish. - Marguerite Thomas

Santa Martina
 Critics Silver 2010 Toscana Rosso IGT Italy $11.99 Faintly rustic with faded rose aroma and nicely honed tannins.  - Dan Berger

Saucelito Canyon Vineyard
 Critics Gold 2012 Cote de Blanc Central Coast $26.00 Very long and lean, with evocative fruit and spice/ herb flavors. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Platinum 2012 Zinfandel, Backroads San Luis Obispo County $21.00 Startlingly courageous wine making, with stylish fruit, bright and delicate!  And with varietal spice.  - Dan Berger
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel, Estate Reserve Arroyo Grande Valley $40.00 Love the mouthfeel on this. Crispness cutting through the fat. Bacon notes. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Classic character. - Paul Lukacs

Save Me San Francisco
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 37 California $10.99 Nicely balanced. - Ed McCarthy; - Slightly green flavors balanced by ripe fruit. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Soul Sister California $10.99 Delicate red fruit flavors. Good value. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Calling All Angels California $10.99 Medium straw color. Ripe fruit and oak, nicely integrated. Medium bodied, nice zest on the palate. Dry, medium acidity, good balance. Fine mix of ripe fruit and sweet oak. - Wilfred Wong; - Round, rich, sweet tropical fruit with vanilla notes. - Rebecca Murphy

Sawtooth
 Critics Silver 2009 Petite Sirah, Reserve Snake River Valley $25.00 Fresh, simple, and fruity in a pleasing consumer style. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Gris, Estate Grown Snake River Valley $12.00 Sweet pear compote nose. Quite rich, juicy, plump, an overtly fruity style, with enough acidity to give some length and flair. - Stephen Brook; - Varietal floral aromas with white peach, green tea and rich finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

SeaGlass
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County $12.00 Dark, rich, a lot of flavor for the price.  - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Platinum 2012 Chardonnay, Unoaked Santa Barbara County $12.00 Balanced, fruity (sweet apple?), clean, and longish finish that belies its price. - Jeff Siegel; - Lovely apple/pear nose with a hint of vanilla. The palate is vibrant and juicy, with the same fruit plus a flash of citrusy acidity. Simply delicious. - Linda Murphy

Sean Minor
 Critics Gold 2009 Red Wine Napa Valley $22.00 Medium to dark ruby color. Bright and active red and black fruit aromas. Medium bodied, lively on the palate. Pretty red fruit flavors, medium concentration. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2010 Pinot Noir Carneros $22.00 Pithy, bright, and not afraid to wear leather. - Joe Roberts

Sean Minor Four Bears
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles $16.00 Soft plum and cocoa flavors, smooth and easy drinking. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Central Coast $16.00 Capturing floral aromas and vibrant, juicy fruit, it's a Pinot to sip all summer long. - Leslie Sbrocco; - Smokey, but film noir style smokey. Warning: sultriness to ensue. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc California $14.00 Good balance of richness and bite. Real elegance here. - Michael Apstein; - Foothills, white graves, chalk.  - Dan Berger

Segura Viudas
 Critics Silver NV Cava Brut Reserva Spain $10.00 Pleasantly earthy with nice fruit underneath and delicate mousse. - Michael Franz; - Crisp and very dry. - Marguerite Thomas

Shannon Ridge
 Critics Silver 2010 Petite Sirah, High Elevation Collection Lake County $22.99 Succulent fruit that doesn't weigh down your palate. Lift and vibrancy describe this delicious wine. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2010 Petite Sirah, Caldwell Ranch High Valley, Lake County $24.99 Restrained style with elegance and pretty floral notes (not often used when describing this wine). - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, High Elevation Collection Lake County $22.99 Subdued, a quiet voice of reason among the loud and rowdy Chardonnay crowd. - Joe Roberts; - Lemon cream pie aromas tempt and are fleshed out with full-bodied texture and decadent fruit flavors. - Leslie Sbrocco

Sherwood House Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Franc, Estate Grown North Fork of Long Island $40.00 Medium ruby color. Fine earthy aroma, red fruit, quite varietal, excellent definition, medium depth. Medium bodied, a bit chalky and woody on the palate. Dry, medium acidity, good balance. Chalky, red and black fruit flavors, oaky too. May have too much wood overall. Fine finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2008 Merlot, Estate Grown North Fork of Long Island $25.00 Medium ruby color. Ripe fruit and oak in the aroma, pretty rich. Medium bodied, built on the palate. Ripe fruit, oak and some leather in the flavors. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong

Shoofly
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Noir Yarra Valley, Australia $14.00 Modest fruit presence, cranberry, rhubarb. - Marguerite Thomas

Silver Ridge
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $9.99 Beautiful balance. A joy to drink. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Gold 2011 Merlot California $9.99 What this wine lacks in volume and generosity, it makes up for with precision and refinement. Black cherry and plum fruit plus hints of licorice and leafy herbs. The close is brisk and bright. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir California $9.99 Fine wine; quite delicious. - Ed McCarthy; - Tart and youthful, made for food. - Marguerite Thomas

Simply Naked
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Unoaked California $9.99 Tartness to spare, would work well with a wide range of simple fare. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Silver 2011 Moscato, Unoaked California $9.99 While obviously sweet, there is just acidity to carry it to a clean finish. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Unoaked California $9.99 Sweet lemon fruit, but limited by an almost tannic finish. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Unoaked New Zealand $9.99 A little grassy, with fresh, lively citrus and a soft finish. - Laurie Daniel

Sivas - Sonoma
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County $18.99 Dense and rich black cherry, cola and cocoa flavors. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2010 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast $19.99 Lovely succulence in an easy-drinking style. - Leslie Sbrocco; - Powerful and intriguing like the Dark Side of The Force. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Gold 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County $15.99 A style that will please every palate. Minerality is layered with lush fruit and a zippy, smack-me silly freshness. - Leslie Sbrocco

Six Degrees
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir California $12.99 Charming; some tannin. - Ed McCarthy; - Subtle and interesting, with restrained fruit that nevertheless counterbalances the tannins and wood notes. - Michael Franz

Smith & Hook
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast $30.00 White pepper and red fruit. - Jeff Siegel

Smith-Madrone Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2011 Riesling Spring Mountain District $27.00 Light appley nose. Medium-bodied with a hint of sweetness but enough balancing acidity. Indeed, rather raw on the aftertaste, with a dry finish. - Stephen Brook

Smoking Loon
 Critics Silver 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Valle Central, Chile $7.99 Ultra ripe fruit makes this a luscious drink that goes down easy. A crowd pleaser . - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2011 Steelbird Unoaked Chardonnay California $7.99 Richer mouth feel, lemon fruit, though finish tends to bitter. - Jeff Siegel

Sofia
 Critics Silver 2012 Rosè Monterey County $19.00 Delicate red fruits nose. Light but juicy and fresh, with delicacy and charm. Moderate length. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2011 Blanc De Blancs Monterey County $19.00 Delightful. - Ed McCarthy; - With enticing floral fragrance gives it charm. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver 2011 Riesling Monterey County $19.00 Refreshing blast of limes and honey. - Joe Roberts

Sonoma Hills
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $22.99 Dumb nose. Moderate richness and weight, fresh and balanced, with positive tannins. Medium length. - Stephen Brook; - Herbs and dark spice, rich fruit and lean, tapering finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Sonoma-Cutrer
 Critics Silver 2010 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley $34.00 More sweet fruit that makes it taste less like pinot. - Jeff Siegel; - I love the slight herbaceousness in this fruity, richly flavored wine. It's not for the faint of palate, but a good drink for lovers of big Pinots. - Linda Murphy

Sparkling Pointe
 Critics Silver 2008 Blanc De Blancs North Fork of Long Island $42.00 Delightful. Great aperitif. - Ed McCarthy; - Basic bubbly, nice and tart on finish. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold NV Brut North Fork of Long Island $29.00 Persistent flavors and a rush of minerality. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver 2003 Brut Seduction North Fork of Long Island $60.00 Almost overpoweringly yeasty in character, yet the generous flavors manage to rise to the challenge of the big, billowing bouquet. - Michael Franz

Spyrou
 Critics Gold 2011 Petra, Sauvignon Blanc, Malagousia, Achaia PGI Greece $30.00 Lush pear nose. Rich, suave, full-bodied, creamy, with a dry tangy finish that's bracing. Good length. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Platinum 2011 Life Choice, Moschofilero, Peloponisos PGI Greece $15.00 Opulent stone fruit; rich, grilled lemon flavors with a bright, persistent finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

St. Francis
 Critics Gold 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vines Sonoma County $19.99 Slightly cooked fruit with some spicy notes, white pepper, long finish. - Laurie Daniel

St. Supery Vineyards & Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dollarhide, Estate Napa Valley $85.00 Rich black fruit with tannins that are a little too aggressive. Concentrated. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Rutherford $85.00 Quite tannic now, but the concentrated, lively fruit shows promise. - Laurie Daniel; - A likable fruit-driven wine.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2010 Merlot, Estate Rutherford $50.00 Nice fruit, little like Merlot, decent acidity.  - Dan Berger
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Grown Napa Valley $20.00 Powerfully pungent, full of pepper, and probably best reserved for pithy lovers. - Joe Roberts

Steelhead Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir Sonoma County $14.99 Really good wine; A substantial Pinot Noir. - Ed McCarthy; - Overtly sweet in character, but with flavors that speak much more of fruit than sugar. Highly versatile for stand-alone sipping or pairing with lightly spicy foods. - Michael Franz; - Strawberry fruitiness, fresh flavors. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Sonoma County $14.99 Green fruit aromas with crisp tart apple and mineral finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold 2012 Sauvignon Blanc North Coast $12.99 Great aromatics. Firm cutting edge and bite keeps it interesting throughout. Long and refreshing. - Michael Apstein; - Exotic spice, tropical, herbs and tea.  - Dan Berger

Steeplechase
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot, Select Cuvee California $14.95 A full mouth of sweet, forward black fruit. Not much else but still refreshing. - Jeff Siegel

Stickybeak
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $20.00 Dense black fruits nose, rather stewed. Pretty, shows a light touch, but rather simple, though refreshed by fair acidity on the finish. - Stephen Brook

Storyteller
 Critics Gold 2011 Red Blend, Ever After  Sonoma County $24.99 Medium ruby color. Lots of fruit in the nose. Rich palate. Long finish - Wilfred Wong; - Bright and juicy red and black cherries, black olives with zesty acidity that keeps you begging for more. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Merlot, Once Upon a Dream Sonoma County $24.99 Red fruit with a minty note. Drying tannins. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Into the Fog Los Carneros $24.99 Elegance in a bottle. Soft yet structured with just enough red fruit to tease your palate followed by a silky texture. - Leslie Sbrocco; - The Young Person's Guide to Hedonistic Pinot. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Summer Camp Sonoma County $24.99 Sweet fruit and an expressive finish. - Paul Lukacs

Sunce Winery
 Critics Gold 2011 Cab Shiraz, Sol y Sombra and Parenti Vineyards North Coast $30.00 Black fruit with a strong note of black pepper. Lively and complex. - Laurie Daniel; - A delicious wine in which you can taste the distinctive components. - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2010 Meritage Red Wine, Winemaker's Reserve Sonoma County $48.00 Needs more oomph? Pleasant enough, but expect more at this price. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, Zora's Vineyard Estate Russian River Valley $46.00 Sumptuous raspberry coulis nose. Plump, rounded, full-bodied, this is a slightly heavy style of Pinot, but has abundant fruit and a long spicy finish. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Platinum 2011 Pinot Noir, Montgomery Vineyard Russian River Valley $44.00 Bright cherry and raspberry nose. Broad, rounded, and opulent, with admirable concentration and persistence. The finish is long and subtle, and this should age well. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Gold 2011 Syrah, Parenti Vineyard Suisun Valley $24.00 Attractive cool-climate rotundone.   - Dan Berger ; - Bright with attractive peppery spice. Lovely balance and length. They've turned down the volume so you can hear the notes. - Michael Apstein

Swedish Hill Winery
 Critics Silver NV Viking Red New York  $8.99 Very well-made wine with a nice complex aroma and a smooth mouthfeel. - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Franc Finger Lakes $16.99 Medium ruby color. Heady aromas, dried leaves, dried herbs, very varietal. Medium bodied, textured on the palate. Dry, nice acidity, good balance. Red fruit and dried leaves in the flavors. Fine, easy and juicy finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Gold NV Spumante Blush Finger Lakes $12.99 Tasty blend of native tasting grapes, lightly effervescent and sweet. - Marguerite Thomas
 Best Riesling 2011 Dry Riesling Finger Lakes $15.99 Soft, grapefruit, green apple fruit with intense lime zest notes, crisp and refreshing in the mouth. Elegant and well structured.  - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Platinum 2012 Riesling Finger Lakes $15.99 Dynamically crisp and fresh, with a fabulous balance of acdidity and sugar. Bravo! - Linda Murphy

Tangent
 Critics Gold 2012 Albarino, Paragon Vineyard Edna Valley  $17.00 Dramatic fruit and spice, lean and still wild fruit.   - Dan Berger
 Critics Silver 2012 Grenache Blanc, Paragon Vineyard Edna Valley  $17.00 Aromatic and fresh. Clean and bright. Lovely stone fruit flavors with supporting freshness. - Michael Apstein; - Dramatic aroma, earthy/minerally; soft finish.  - Dan Berger
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Gris, Paragon Vineyard Edna Valley  $17.00 Fresh and lively. Lovely length. - Michael Apstein

Tapena
 Critics Silver 2011 Garnacha, Tierra de Castilla Spain $10.00 Youthful black fruit, lean and balanced with sweet, low tannins. - Deborah Parker Wong

Tara Bella Winery & Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Russian River Valley $78.00 A well-balanced, fruit-driven wine with great freshness that makes it a delight to drink.  - W. Blake Gray

Taylor Fladgate
 Critics Silver 2007 Late Bottled Vintage Porto Portugal $22.99 Concentrated, sweet black fruit with tangy acidity and ripe tannins. Well made wine.  - Rebecca Murphy; - Deep ruby color. Bold and rich. Deep and long, black fruit sweet. - Wilfred Wong

Tenuta Ca' Bolani
 Critics Gold NV Prosecco DOC, Spumante Brut Italy $18.99 Well-done, you! - Ed McCarthy

Tenuta Di Nozzole
 Critics Silver 2009 Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Italy $23.99 Hard edged fruit, but well made. - Dan Berger

Terra d'Oro
 Critics Silver 2011 Barbera Amador County $18.00 Like being at the BBQ. - Joe Roberts

The Crusher
 Critics Gold 2011 Petite Sirah, Grower's Selection Clarksburg $12.99 Here is a an example of classic Petite Sirah -- bold, potent and a mouthful of ripe black fruit. As robust as it is, is keeps its manners with a juicy, brisk finish. - Linda Murphy

The Four Graces
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley $32.00 Elegant, with silky tannins and restrained red fruit. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Platinum 2011 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills $45.00 Savory red fruit, sheer tannins with notes of leather, cedar and bright, lifted fruit on a persistent finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley $24.00 Falling on the sweeter side of the Pinot Blanc scale, this richly styled wine is supple and alluring. Pair with grilled swordfish topped by fruit salsa for a match made in culinary heaven. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Gold 2012 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley $20.00 Clean, good depth. Balanced. This is how Pinot Gris should taste. Beautiful freshness. - Michael Apstein

Tin Roof Cellars
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $12.00 Good balance; some varietal character. - Ed McCarthy
 Critics Silver 2010 Merlot California $12.00 Some varietal character.  - Dan Berger

Toad Hollow
 Critics Silver 2012 Eye of the Toad Dry Rosè of Pinot Noir Sonoma County $9.99 Delicate raspberry nose. Pretty and lively though not very concentrated, but enlivened by fresh acidity. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2011 Francine's Selection, Unoaked Chardonnay Mendocino County $12.99 Mild apricot nose. Quite rich, supple, juicy, does have some fruit and grip, but the finish is short. - Stephen Brook

Tradewinds Winery
 Critics Platinum NV Coconut Wine American $12.00 It is the essence of coconut! It has a light coconut nose, and in the mouth it's rich coconut flavor with a touch of saltiness and unctuous mouthfeel.  - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Platinum NV Pineapple Wine American $12.00 Better than pineapple juice any day! Rich pineapple fruit with plenty of zesty of acidity to keep it lively.  - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver NV Passion Fruit Wine American $12.00 Clear color. Nice aomas passion fruit showing quite well. Sweet, medium acidity, balanced. Plesant flavors. - Wilfred Wong

Trailhead
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $29.99 Licorice scented beauty with rich, ripe flavors and well defined tannins make this a wine to drink or age. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley $17.99 Full bodied, full bore, unapologetic style that makes you want to break out the fleshy fish and party. - Leslie Sbrocco

Trapiche
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Cask Mendoza, Argentina $13.99 Ripe fruity dense wine with a slightly tart finish. - Marguerite Thomas; - Unusually serious and structured for the price category, with dark fruit character and lots of tannic grip. - Michael Franz
 Critics Silver 2011 Malbec, Broquel Mendoza, Argentina $17.99 Dumb nose. Broad, lush, black cherriues and chocolate, rather dogged and effortful, but it does have concentration and heft. Quite long. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Gold 2011 Malbec, Oak Cask Mendoza, Argentina $13.99 Herbal, black fruit, lean, bright and mineral on the palate. - Deborah Parker Wong

Trinity Oaks
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $9.00 A touch of herbal notes followed by juicy plum and blackberry fruit make this a quaffable Cabernet ideal for burger and pizza. - Leslie Sbrocco

Tudal Family Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Baci's Bin 32, Founder's Blend Napa Valley $26.00 Deep ruby color. Bold aromas, ripe fruit and sweet oak. Medium bodied, layered and textured. Ripe and rich, easy. - Wilfred Wong

Turning Leaf
 Critics Silver 2011 Refresh Crisp White California $8.00 Pleasantly fizzy, fresh, and with notes of sweet white fruit. - Jeff Siegel
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon California $8.00 Deep and concentrated. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Gold 2011 Pinot Noir California $8.00 Delicious; good structure. - Ed McCarthy; - Dark cherry fruit with good structure from acidity and fine-grained tannin. - Michael Franz
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay California $8.00 Vanilla and apple aromas, creamy apple custard and lemon flavors. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Grigio California $8.00 Light straw, green color. Faint apple aromas. Medium bodied, zesty on the palate. Off dry to medium sweet, good acidity, well balanced. Bright green apple flavors. - Wilfred Wong; - Light pear aromas with floral notes, sweet pear fruit with zesty acidity. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Sweet Riesling California $8.00 Flowers for the young lady! A fun introduction to the magic of Riesling. - Joe Roberts; - Riesling that's a breath of fresh air. Sweet, juicy fruit flavors are lip smacking good. Pair with fiery fare. - Leslie Sbrocco

UnWined
 Critics Gold 2012 Red Blend Romania $3.99 Deep ruby magenta color. Ripe, grapey and floral flavors. Rich and enticing. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Noir Romania $3.99 A straightforward wine with nice fruit.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2012 Pinot Grigio Romania $3.99 Medium straw green color. Dried citrus in the flavors. Astringent in the finish. - Wilfred Wong

V. Sattui Winery
 Critics Platinum 2009 Paradiso Napa Valley $70.00 Plush is the word for this powerful blend. Dark berry flavors marry with a hint of cocoa in a stunning red. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Gold 2012 Dry Rosato North Coast $21.75 Lovely rose. Real depth and length. Not just a pretty face. - Michael Apstein 
 Critics Silver 2012 Gamay Rouge California $19.75 Grapey with sweetly spiced red plums on soft finish.  - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $35.00 Velvety texture is the hallmark of this beautiful Cabernet. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Platinum 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sattui Family Napa Valley $29.00 What Cabernet is meant to be -- a wine that makes you want more. Tannins are supple, texture is rich but still elegant and fruit is accented by a hint of earthiness. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vittorio's Vineyard Napa Valley $46.00 Sumptuous, with power but also finesse. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Morisoli Vineyard Napa Valley $55.00 More than just sweet fruit, intriguing. - Paul Lukacs
 Best Merlot 2010 Merlot Napa Valley $29.00 Medium to dark ruby. Rich red and black fruit in the nose, some barrel. Medium bodied, packed on the palate, feels like there is some Cabernet here. Long, lusty finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Los Carneros $37.00 Medium ruby, garnet color. Candied orange peel aroma, quite pleasing, medium depth. Medium bodied, zippy on the palate. Gingery flavors, some orange rind and strawberry preserves. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong; - Big and lush toasty, black cherry fruit with chewy tannins. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir, Doctors Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands $42.00 Subdued floral and cedar aromas, juicy red fruit with silky tannins and dry finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2010 Syrah Napa Valley $35.00 Purple flowers. Lovely plummy fruit. Easy to enjoy. - Michael Apstein
 Critics Gold 2010 Zinfandel, Ramazzotti Vineyard Dry Creek Valley $36.00 Mineral aromas waft from the glass topped by dark berry fruit flavors and spice. A complex Zin that showcases the best of the grapes. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Best Zinfandel 2010 Zinfandel, Crow Ridge Vineyard, Ancient Vine Russian River Valley $37.00 Gorgeously complex Zinfandel that marries class with sass. Sleek and polished but powerful with fruit that drips from the glass. Add a touch of licorice and spice and you have a truly unique wine. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Gold 2010 Zinfandel, Gilsson Vineyard, Old Vine Russian River Valley $37.00 Intensly rich color and extracted fruit quality is balanced by vibrancy and a sense of style. A perfect pairing for filet mignon. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Platinum 2010 Zinfandel, Quaglia Vineyard, Old Vine Napa Valley $44.00 Complete Zin package. Ripe fruit framed by soft tannins. Lively in the mouth. - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Gold 2009 Prestige Cuvee, Brut Napa Valley $29.00 Perfectly orchestrated fruit and acid with fine little bubbles. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Silver 2012 Moscato California $27.00 Charmingly fizzy and sweet. - Marguerite Thomas; - This is extraordinary in its sweetness even in a sweet category, but the wine works, as the floral aromas and soft effervescence make for a coherent tasting experience. - Michael Franz
 Best of Show Dessert 2012 Muscat California $25.00 Fantastic interplay of yellow stone fruit and apple flavors with brisk acidity. Forever finish. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Select Late Harvest Riesling Napa Valley $42.00 Nice effort, but a bit too sweet for the acid.  - Dan Berger
 Critics Silver 2010 Chardonnay, Reserve Stock Napa Valley $40.00 Nice peach fruit, some mid-palate richness and a trace Onion-skin and shallots.  - Dan Berger
 Critics Gold 2012 Dry Gewurztraminer Anderson Valley $24.00 Wildly floral and spiced aroma with rich mid-palate. Good acid.  - Dan Berger
 Critics Gold 2012 Dry Riesling Napa Valley $21.00 Medium straw color. Warm apple pie aroma, easy and likeable. Medium bodied, textured on the palate. Dry to off dry. Fine acidity, well balanced. Green apple flavors, with a hint of chalk. Medium finish, zesty aftertaste. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2012 Riesling Anderson Valley $25.00 Medium yellow color. Pleasant apple aroma, medium depth. Medium sweet, medium lively on the palate. Pleasant apple flavors, simple. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley $22.00 Sunshine in a glass. More fruit driven than herbal with pink grapefruit and nectarine flavors.  - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Sattui Family Napa Valley $18.75 Gives melons and grapefruits a good name. - Joe Roberts; - Medium bodied and juicy with straight-from-the-vine succulence. Sip alongside salads and grilled fish dishes. - Leslie Sbrocco
 Critics Gold 2012 Semillon, Carsi Vineyard Napa Valley $22.00 A wine to make you smile. Hints of white chocolate-covered apricots tease to make you think the wine might be overly sweet, but it's not. Dryer in style and delectable in taste. - Leslie Sbrocco

Valdubon
 Critics Silver 2010 Ribera del Duero DO, Cosecha Spain $15.00 A wine for food. - Ed McCarthy; - Boldly oaked, but promising for the longer term on the strength of admirably concentrated fruit. - Michael Franz

Vaza
 Critics Silver 2011 Rioja DDOC, Cosecha Spain $12.00 Attractive; drink now. - Ed McCarthy; - Fresh and pure, this is an exemplary rendering of Tempranillo in a simple but versatile style for everyday drinking. - Michael Franz

Veedha
 Critics Gold 2010 Douro DOC Portugal $12.99 Yes! Lovely and rich. - Ed McCarthy; - Firm and focused, but still nicely balanced with soft, rounded fruit. - Michael Franz

Viansa Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley $40.00 Low key cab with soft texture and ripe fruit. - Marguerite Thomas
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay, Estate Sonoma Valley $30.00 Rich yet racy, with zippy fruit and some creaminess. - Laurie Daniel

Vigilance Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills, Lake County $24.99 Briary fruit with brown spiced plum and horehound spice on finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Villa Bellezza Winery And Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2012 Tavola, Red Wine Upper Mississippi River Valley $19.00 Sweet raspberry, balanced by good acidity. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Silver 2011 Cotes du Pepin, Red Wine Upper Mississippi River Valley $25.00 Easy to drink, with bright fruit. - Laurie Daniel; - Smooth and delicious, with nice blueberry flavor.  - W. Blake Gray

Villa Bianca Winery & Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2010 Barbera Amador County $19.95 A powerful wine that still manages to balance a streak of vibrancy making it mouthwateringly delicious. - Leslie Sbrocco

Villa Yambol
 Critics Gold 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Thracian Valley, Bulgaria $8.00 Intense color, vibrant yet plush texture and aromas of pepper and licorice make this excellent wine a delectable bargain. Buy it by the case. - Leslie Sbrocco

Vina Arnaiz
 Critics Platinum 2011 Roble, Ribera del Duero DO Spain $18.00 Lovely.  A great wine.  - Ed McCarthy

Vitiano
 Critics Silver 2011 Rosso, Umbria IGP Italy $12.00 Pleasant, ordinary red blend that isn't flawed but doesn't offer much more than pleasant. - Jeff Siegel

Voveti
 Critics Gold NV Prosecco DOC Italy $18.00 Very good; a very fine Prosecco.  Well balanced. - Ed McCarthy

Wagner Vineyards
 Critics Gold 2011 Riesling, Dry Finger Lakes $14.99 Brisk nose with a light petrolly tone. Fresh and zesty, crisp and appley, with plenty of vigour and persistence. Lively tart finish. - Stephen Brook; - Complex stone fruit aromas; peaches with petrol and lime finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Wakefield / Taylors
 Critics Gold 2010 Winemakers Project WRBDX10 Clare Valley, Australia $35.00 Classic profile, but deliciously accessible.  - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley, Australia $17.00 Very ripe nose, black fruits and chocolate. Fresh, juicy, a fruit-forward style but has some tannic grip. But it lacks a little length and character. - Stephen Brook; - Menthol and cassis fruit with chocolate and black fruit on a medium finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Andrews Clare Valley, Australia $50.00 Mint, balance, personality. Yum! - Bruce Schoenfeld
 Critics Platinum 2012 Shiraz Clare Valley, Australia $17.00 Coffee-scented blackberry, bright, sunny berry flavors with round tannins and vanilla finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2009 Shiraz, St. Andrews Clare Valley, Australia $50.00 Deep, dark, bold and unpenitent. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay, St. Andrews Clare Valley, Australia $35.00 Lean and minerally, with a salty finish.  - W. Blake Gray
 Critics Silver 2012 Riesling Clare Valley, Australia $17.00 White peach blossom with broad green apple and lemon zest flavors. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2012 Riesling, St. Andrews Clare Valley, Australia $35.00 Delicate white flowers and stone fruit, white peach with peach skin finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold 2012 Riesling, Jaraman Clare Valley + Eden Valley, Australia $25.00 Appley nose with a hint of kerosene. Juicy, full-bodied, and concentrated, quite severe in style but not lacking in fruit and persistence. Unmistakably Riesling. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills, Australia $17.00 Bright citrus,with just enough acidity for balance. Refreshing and fun. - Paul Lukacs

Wheelhouse Wine Cellars
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $17.99 Deep ruby color. Earth and dried weeds in the aroma, pretty good. Medium bodied, juicy on the palate. Dry, nice acidity, good balance. Red fruit flavors, some mineral. Lively finish. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay Sonoma County $16.99 Gains complexity in the finish. - Paul Lukacs

Whiplash
 Critics Silver 2009 REDemption California $13.99 Enjoy this light, soft, easy drinking wine with pure berry flavors with burgers. - Rebecca Murphy

White Truck
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Unoaked California $9.99 Ripe stone fruit, clean, bright green fruit flavors. - Deborah Parker Wong

Williamsburg Winery
 Critics Silver 2010 Lord Botetourt Red  Virginia $18.00 Youthful dark fruit, lean mid palate with tight tannins that resolve on the finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2009 Adagio Virginia $65.00 Character jumps from the glass with vibrant red berry notes and a silky texture. - Leslie Sbrocco; - Bravely touting the crest that bears its Old World influences. - Joe Roberts
 Critics Silver 2009 Trianon, Cabernet Franc Virginia $32.00 Medium to dark ruby color. Red fruit and some earth in the aromas, quite nice . Dry, nice acidity, good balance. Tangy, red fruit flavors, pert aftertaste. - Wilfred Wong; - A well balanced blend of black currant, plum and tobacco with medium acidity and chewy tannins. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2011 Matthew's Chardonnay Virginia $22.00 Fleshy and fun. Sumptuous texture. - Paul Lukacs

Wine By Joe
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Noir Oregon $18.00 Earthy notes add complexity and intrigue. - Paul Lukacs
 Critics Silver 2011 Pinot Gris Oregon $14.00 Clean, green fruits, guava, medium acidity with pear finish. - Deborah Parker Wong

Wine Cube
 Critics Silver 2012 Malbec Mendoza, Argentina $16.99 Smoky black cherry nose, creosote. Good attack, fresh and juicy, attractive weight of fruit, plenty of spice and vigour, giving moderate length. - Stephen Brook; - Dark fruits, firm tannins and lean, spiced finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2011 Moscato California $16.99 Honey and lemon and refreshing. - Jeff Siegel; - Like biting into a fresh Fuji apple that has been sprinkled with cinnamon. The slight bitterness is pleasant on the snappy finish. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Gold 2011 Chardonnay California $16.99 This is the type of Chardonnay that resonates with so many consumers -- rich pear and apple flavors, hints of caramel and hazelnuts, and a crisp finish. There is some slight bitterness, however. - Linda Murphy

Wine Sisterhood
 Critics Silver NV Courageous Cabernet Sauvignon California $11.99 Good varietal character. - Ed McCarthy; - Bright red & black fruit flavors. - Marguerite Thomas; - Dark cherry and red berry fruit with a bit of brightness that helps this stand out from the standard issue Cabernets in this price category. - Michael Franz

Wine Spots
 Critics Gold 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $25.00 Almost Old World earthiness, herbaciousness and fruit. - Jeff Siegel; - Old-school Cab -- and that's a good thing -- with some herbal notes accompanying the black cherry and cedar character. - Linda Murphy

WineWrights
 Critics Silver 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast $10.99 Lovely; drinking well. - Ed McCarthy; - An undemanding mellow Cab with lively fruit. - Marguerite Thomas; - Very nice fruit recalling dark cherries and black currants, with almost no oak and a pleasant hint of sweetness. - Michael Franz

Wolf Mountain Vineyards
 Critics Silver 2012 Plenitude American $19.95 Bright and aromatic, wtih green apple and a floral note. - Laurie Daniel
 Critics Silver 2012 Blanc De Blancs Brut Georgia $25.95 Great acidity; clean. - Ed McCarthy

Wolffer Estate
 Critics Silver 2010 Caya Cabernet Franc The Hamptons, Long Island $40.00 Blackberry and black currant fruit in a a smooth, easy drinking wine. Medium bodied, finishing with grainy tannins. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Platinum 2011 Landius Pinot Noir Long Island $45.00 Lush ripe cherry nose, with mokka tones. Lifted and stylish. Rich, full-bodied, concentrated, has depth and some power without being overbearing. Vigorous spicy finish. Plenty of energy here. - Stephen Brook

Wolfgang Puck
 Critics Silver 2010 Red Blend, Master Lot Reserve California $14.99 Raspberry coulis nose. Quite rich and dense, but plenty of chewy fruit, ripe and zesty, with consisderable length. - Stephen Brook
 Critics Silver 2011 Chardonnay, Master Lot Reserve California $12.99 Medium straw color. Cool weather aroma. Dried herbs. Medium bodied. Dry, nice acidity, very good balance. Tart apple flavors. - Wilfred Wong; - Light, bright, apple, peach and pineapple flavors with citrusy acidity. - Rebecca Murphy

Wollersheim Winery
 Critics Silver 2012 Prairie Fume, Seyval Semi-Dry Wine American $9.00 Light straw color. Dusty, pleasantly fruity aroma. Medium bodied. Medium sweet, medium acidity, good balanced. Ripe apple flavors. Medium finish. - Wilfred Wong; - Ripe apple fruit with floral, herbal notes. It's sweet in the mouth, but the crisp acidity keeps it lively. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Silver 2012 Dry Riesling American $9.00 Meduim straw color. Green apple aromas. Medium bodied, a bit heavy on the palate. Green apple flavors. - Wilfred Wong; - Light floral, minty aromas, sweet peach flavors with crisp, citrusy acidity. - Rebecca Murphy
 Critics Gold 2012 White Riesling American $9.00 One sniff and you know you'll love this beautiful Riesling. Peach notes swim with jasmine aromas in a glass full of flavor. - Leslie Sbrocco

Wyndham Estate
 Critics Silver 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bin 444 South Eastern Australia $10.00 Well-balanced. - Ed McCarthy; - Nice balance of just-ripe fruit with oak and tannins present but not aggressive. - Marguerite Thomas; - Fine balance of fruit to polished tannin, with a bit of notable acidity lending some lift and freshness. - Michael Franz
 Critics Silver 2012 Chardonnay, Bin 222 South Eastern Australia $10.00 Straightforward style, with nicely ripened yellow stone fruit and apple flavors. Not complex, but competent. - Linda Murphy

Yabber & Sons
 Critics Silver NV Shiraz South Eastern Australia $6.99 Flamboyantly fruity and soft on the palate, it wins points for its mouthwatering finish and consumer-friendly style. - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver NV Chardonnay South Eastern Australia $6.99 Pear aroma and sweet lemon fruit. - Jeff Siegel; - Although it's not particularly Chardonnay-like, I like the racy freshness of this wine. Mouthwatering! - Linda Murphy

Zardetto
 Critics Gold NV Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut Italy $16.00 Pretty elegant flavors, sweetness mid palate but a reasonably crisp and dry finish. - Marguerite Thomas

Zin Your Face
 Critics Silver 2011 Zinfandel California $15.00 Slightly raisined fruit, with some spicy notes. Lively, with firm tannins. - Laurie Daniel

Zinfatuation
 Critics Gold 2011 Zinfandel Amador County $9.99 Stripped back, high-toned wine that shows what inexpensive Zin can be. Well done. - Bruce Schoenfeld

Zocker
 Critics Gold 2012 Gruner Veltliner, Paragon Vineyard Edna Valley  $20.00 Nice minerality and richness. - Michael Apstein; - Stylish tropical fruit, lean and food friendly.  - Dan Berger

Zonin
 Critics Gold NV Prosecco DOC Brut Italy $14.99 Very fine. - Ed McCarthy

Zonte's Footstep
 Critics Platinum 2012 Canto di Lago Sangiovese Barbera Adelaide, Australia $22.00 The balance of this wine is remarkable, with fruit, tannin and acid melded seamlessly. Utterly delicious and rewarding! - Linda Murphy
 Critics Silver 2010 Z Force Shiraz Petite Syrah McLaren Vale, Australia $49.95 Medium to deep ruby color. Dust and wood in the aromas. Pretty rich on the palate. Dust, earth and red fruit in the flavors, wood in the end. - Wilfred Wong
 Critics Gold 2012 Lake Doctor Shiraz / Viognier Langhorne Creek, Australia $22.00 Blackberry aromas with medium tannins and bright mineral-driven flavors with a broad finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Silver 2012 Chocolate Factory Shiraz McLaren Vale, Australia $22.00 Roasted meat, green spice and savory, dark fruit with roasted meat finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
 Critics Gold 2011 Baron Von Nemesis Shiraz Barossa Valley, Australia $22.00 Cedar and plums, rich and spiced with generous tannins and good length. - Deborah Parker Wong


 
 


 
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