WineSnob Watch List

Below is a list of unique and interesting wines I have reviewed collect in my cellar that are available through wine.com . Don’t forget to use the links on WineSnob when you shop and finalize your order. If you are looking for more specific recommendations feel free to reach out to me. on Instagram or via the contact page. I also recommend getting Wine.com Stewardship. This gets you free shipping for a year on all orders. It’s also a great way to share/send/gift your favorite wines with friends, family, co-workers or business associates.

  • 2009 Fattoria Aldobrandesca Vie Cave
    This appropriately aged Malbec from Italy is an earthy gem of a wine and a real bargain at $24.98. Pick up a few and enjoy them now!
  • 2014 Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva
    High quality, well built, age worthy Rioja for $18.99?? Yes! I’ve reviewed the 2000 and 2001 vintages. At over 20 years old this wine still holds up. The sweet spot is between 10-15 years of age. Pick up a few and lay them down for a treat in 5-10 years.
  • Bodega Tajinaste Canary Islands Traditional Listan Negro
    Have you tried wine from the Canary Islands? Well, this one is a great start. Not unlike a Rioja, it will captivate the curious palate. See if you can make out it’s sense of place and characteristics unique to it’s origins. Read my review here. This wine has limited availability and typically in stock only once a year. Don’t sleep on it!
  • Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Rubrato
    Often on sale for as low as $19.99, this Aglianico is a clean, textbook example of what Aglianico from Italy looks like. A great, high quality reference wine. I have been building verticals in my cellar for a while now. I highly recommend it.
  • Chateau Marquis d’Alesme, Margaux, Bordeaux, France
    You don’t need to have more money than brains to enjoy a Bordeaux from this exclusive sub-region. With a little patience and timing, you can catch each vintage’s release and snag some Margaux for around $40/bottle or not much more. Anything under $100/bottle is considered a decent price. This wine has limited availability and typically in stock only once a year. Don’t sleep on it!
  • Chateau La Tour De Mons, Margaux, Bordeaux, France
    Here is a clean, classic example of a Bordeaux wine from Margaux. Watch this link closely and stock up whenever available. Enjoy a classy Bordeaux from Margaux without necessarily breaking the bank. Open one now and lay the other till 13-18 years of age. Read my review here. This wine has limited availability and typically in stock only once a year. Don’t sleep on it!
  • Bodegas Urbina Seleccion, Rioja, Spain
    One of the most awesome and uncompromisingly stubborn winemakers I have seen. Who releases a vintage after 20 years of age? At the time of this writing the 2000 vintage is available for $28/bottle. You can’t even cellar it for that price. If you like Rioja (or Tempranillo), this wine gives you and uncompromising look at what Tempranillo was mean to be. No short-cuts. No rush. Buy! Buy! Buy Now! Thank me later. Read my review here. This wine has limited availability and typically in stock only once a year. Don’t sleep on it!
  • 2010 Ca’Nova Ghemme, Piedmont, Italy
    I’m obsessed with Nebbiolo. This little known gem shows up about once a year and is always appropriately aged. There’s a 2010 available now at a very reasonable price. A zero compromise look at Nebbiolo from Italy. Read my review here.
  • Domaine Jean-Claude Lapalu, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
    This highly understated winemaker puts out some serious terroir driven wines. Have you explored Gamay? Their wines are textbook examples of how this particular varietal channels the earth in which it grows, over and above this region’s already characteristic terroir. Enjoy! Read my review here.
  • R. Lopez de Heredia, Rioja, Spain
    Thanks to this winemaker, we can all enjoy a steady stream of well built, nicely aged examples of Rioja from Spain. There’s always something for you to try. Throw a bottle or two in your shopping cart whenever you’re shopping and treat yourself. You’re welcome! Read my review here.