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Club Reserve®

The Spring 2024 Club Reserve Allocation is a collection of fantastic wines of exceptional value from across many of the world's greatest wine regions. This is a step up in quality and, for the most part, longevity from that of the Club Select collection. You can enjoy these wines now or cellar them for a decade or more.  

This wine journey begins in the Carneros region of Napa Valley and a big California Chardonnay.  We move to the epicenter of Garnacha in Spain and a 97-point bottle of awesome.  Then it's on to try a 98-point Cabernet Franc from Argentina, before moving on to Italy for a Barolo from one of the region's most famous vineyards.  We then head to Portugal for a 96-point collaboration between 2 great producers.  We finish the tour in the Northern Rhône Valley for an epic Syrah from the famed Cornas region (which only produces Syrah).

White Wine

Membership = $600 per allocation

Each allocation is assembled to bring you maximum value for your money.  The cost of Club Reserve is $600 per allocation, which is a fraction of what these wines would cost individually. 

We thrive to provide the best experience and guarantee to replace any wine that does not live up to its billing. Subscribers can pause or cancel membership at any time.

2020 TOR Cuvée Torchiana Beresini Vineyard Chardonnay


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Carneros, Napa Valley, CA, USA

100% Chardonnay

ABV:  14.30%

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What Others Are Saying

Vivino Score: 4.2

Drink now through 2030

"The impressive 2020 TOR Cuvée Torchiana Beresini Vineyard Chardonnay is vibrant and bright on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with aromas and flavors of chalky notes, ripe apples, peach skin, and creaminess. Enjoy it with steamed lobster in a decadent cream sauce."

- Wilfred Wong - 95 points

Why did this wine make this allocation?

Only 180 cases of this gem were produced.  In a year plagued by fires, TOR managed to deliver on this single vineyard offering from Carneros.  Rich and creamy, full of lemon curd, bright stone fruit, and minerality, this one is big with a long beautiful finish.

2020 Clos Mogador 'Vi de Vila Gratallops' Priorat DOCa

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Clos Mogador

Priorat, Catalonia, Spain

45% Garnacha, 29% Cariñena, 16% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV:  15.00%

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What Others Are Saying

Vivino Score:  4.4
Drink now through 2038

"The 2020 Clos Mogador comes from a very challenging vintage in Priorat, a year with lots of rain and some fungus problems that are very unusual in the zone, which is usually very healthy. They bought a further four hectares so they could keep the volume despite the difficulties with mildew. The wine is more tannic and a little astringent despite now having any time in barrels anymore; starting this year, it matured exclusively in 2,000-liter oak foudre, and the impact of the wood is milder. A very good result, it's powerful but has good balance. The vintage is more tannic, and the quality of the tannins is not the same as those from 2019, as they couldn't wait for better tannins because of the risk of losing acidity and freshness."

- Wine Advocate - 97 points

"Founded in 1979, the 20ha Clos Mogador lies at 350m altitude , surrounded by mountains up to 1,200m. The vines here grow on slate soils and the 2020 wine is a blend of 45% Garnacha, 29% Cariñena, 16% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented using 30% whole bunches and indigenous yeasts. The wine was aged entirely in 2,000L French oak foudres for 18 months before bottling. Beth Willard: A really dark and intense wine that speaks of the region. High-toned, perfumed notes and raspberry on the nose. Oak is well integrated. Big and rich, but with underlying elegance. Polished and serious. Diana Rollan: Dense and powerful nose with dark fruit, and notes of plum, black cherry, blueberries, sandalwood and dried herbs. Big and bold with pronounced tannins, but round and textured. David Williams: Complex nose with notes of blood orange, black cherry and Mediterranean herbs. Intensity but also drive on the palate; great mineral acidity, freshness."

- Decanter - 95 points

Why did this wine make this allocation?

This wine has so much going on.  Ripe red, black, and blue fruits, savory herbs, hints of minerality, big tannin, and great acidity all so well integrated.  Despite all of the challenges that this vintage presented, the winemaker delivered a marvelous example of the great wines you can find in the Priorat region.

2018 Gran El Enemigo Cabernet Franc Enemigo Gualtallary

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El Enemigo

Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

85% Cabernet Franc, 15% Malbec

ABV:  13.50%

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What Others Are Saying

Vivino Score:  4.6 
Drink now through 2032

"One of the finest and more regular wines from Argentina, the 2018 Gran Enemigo Gualtallary Single Vineyard is austere and shows restraint, with great freshness and gobsmacking balance and complexity, but in the context of the 2019 and 2020 vintages that I also tasted next to it, it comes thorough as slightly less refined but still with 13.5% alcohol and with very good parameters of acidity and freshness. It has a medium-bodied palate and a rare combination of power and elegance, with very fine, chalky tannins. It's very long and has a salty and tasty finish."

- Wine Advocate - 98 points

"Aromas of violets, almond blossoms, wild blackberries, blueberries, ash, tea leaves and nutmeg. It’s medium-bodied with vibrant acidity and finely knit tannins. Mineral, tea-like edge, supporting a fresh core of blue fruit. Refined and subtle, yet comforting. Try from 2023."

- James Suckling - 96 points

Why did this wine make this allocation?

A Cabernet Franc from Argentina? Yep and wow! What a fantastic wine. A floral bouquet met with ripe back and blue fruits, graphite, and baking spices blended to perfection and wrapped in fine tannin and hint of minerality. Just beautiful.

2018 Paolo Scavino Barolo Cannubi DOCG

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Paolo Scavino

Cannubi Vineyard, Barolo Region, Langhe, Piedmont


100% Nebbiolo

ABV:  14.5%

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What Others Are Saying

Vivino:  4.3
Drink now through 2040

"Very floral nose with bright red berries, some cedary oak and an exotic hint of musk. Medium-to full-bodied with intense, spicy fruit flavors against a backdrop of lightly firm and slightly grainy tannins that together produce surprising length. Well poised and showing good pedigree, despite the difficult vintage. This will age nicely, but is great to taste now. Try from 2025."

- James Suckling - 95 points

"Packaged with a black label, the Paolo Scavino 2018 Barolo Cannubi opens to a delicate and luminous appearance with lifted aromas of wild rose, lilac, wild berry and crushed stone. The wine shows great depth and complexity compared to some of the more subdued wines found in this vintage. This is one for the cellar. Best After 2024"

- Wine Advocate - 95 points

Why did this wine make this allocation?

"Barolo is often referred to as the “King of Italian Wines,” so while there are so many phenomenal varietals we could have chosen to represent Italy in this allocation, why not start with the king.  Picking the varietal is one thing.  Picking a specific wine is another.  Why this one?  There is something about visiting the actual vineyards and the teams that produce the wines that make them special for sure.  And even when choosing Scavino, we could have picked any number of Scavino offerings.  We chose Paolo Scavino for the Club Reserve allocation because they are not only renowned for their Barolos, but you get fantastic value here as well.  Indeed, if you go to and look up the Best Value nebbiolo-based wines, Paolo Scavino will have 3 or 4 wines in the top 25, with this Cannubi being one of them.  

We chose a Barolo from Cannubi the vineyard because it is such a special and highly regarded part of the Barolo region.  We thought that it would best represent the elegance and grandeur of the region.  It is young in Barolo years, so the guidance would be to lay this down in your cellar for a few years, but if you must, decant for a bit before you enjoy. "

2019 Prats & Symington 'Chryseia' Douro Tinto

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Prats & Symington, Douro Region, Portugal

55% Touriga Franca, 45% Touriga Nacional
ABV:  14.00%

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What Others Are Saying

Vivino:  4.6

Drink now through 2039

"This wine is the result of a joint venture between Bordelais Bruno Prats and the Symington family in the Douro. It has an impressive mix of elegance, density and concentration. It's a wood-aged wine that's packed with dark plum, berry and rich tannins, which will lend well to cellaring. Drink from 2025."

- Wine Spectator - 96 points

"Polished nose with aromas of plums, blueberries, cedar, chocolate and praline. It’s full-bodied with firm, silky tannins. Delicious depth of fruit. Give this a couple more years. Drink from 2022."

- James Suckling - 93 points

Why did this wine make this allocation?

The Douro region is home to the famous Port wine, but some of the same grapes used in Port production are also used to produce hearty complex dry red wines like the one we have on this list.  Both Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional are dark skinned grapes native to Portugal, but they have different flavor profiles.  The Touriga Nacional produces bigger bolder Cabernet-like flavor qualities, as well as Cabernet’s aging potential.  In fact, it has recently been added as an approved blending variety in the Bordeaux region as a means of keeping pace with climate change.  Touriga Franca by contrast is a lighter bodied, more aromatic grape.  Together these create a balanced blend that brings out both beauty and the beast.  This is a great representation of why the Douro region’s strong reputation for producing great dry red wines in addition to the one they already have for their Ports will proliferate in the US.

2018 Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas 'Les Ruchets'

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Jean-Luc Colombo

Cornas, Rhône Valley, France

100% Syrah
ABV:  14.50%

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What Others Are Saying

Vivino:  4.3

Drink now through 2037

"This inky, intensely plummy Syrah balances rich, pulsating black-fruit flavors against lip-smacking cassis and accents of tapenade, charcuterie and blood. Sourced from 90-year-old vines and aged 22 months in oak (15% new), the penetrating wine is framed by fine, firm tannins and lingering notes of vanilla, chocolate and earth. Drink 2023–2040."

- Wine Enthusiast - 96 points

"Nicely packed, with a mix of dark currant and blackberry compote notes that are still coiled up, along with bay, dark olive and racy sanguine flavors. Persistent and focused on the finish, with plenty in reserve. Best from 2023 through 2035. "

- Wine Spectator -94 points

Why did this wine make this allocation?

The Cornas region is one of the Cru wine regions of the Rhône Valley well known for producing powerful, ageable, world-class Syrahs.  We think this is one is a stellar specimen.  It's big and powerful with dark fruits, cured meats, big tannins, and great spicy notes.  Enjoy now or in a decade or so.

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