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2012 Meli Carignane Maule Valley Top Pick!
2012 Meli Carignane Maule Valley

92 points Wine & Spirits: "There are very few Carignans like this in Chile. Made from old vines planted in the 1960s, this takes a light, fresh approach, focused on fruit rather than pushing for superconcentration. With its pure, juicy ripe cherry flavor, it could bolster a plate of grilled sausages or develop for a few years in the cellar." (6/2014)90 points James Suckling: "A spicy and balanced red with blueberries, blackberries and hints of slate. Full to medium body, fresh acidity and a clean finish. A stylish red. Drink now." (8/2014) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark purple. Ripe plum and blueberry on the deeply scented nose. Plush ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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W&S 92 JS 90

2013 Ritual Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley Top Pick!
2013 Ritual Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley

94 points James Suckling: "A dense and wonderfully long and silky Pinot with strawberry, light hazelnut and hints of lemon peel. Full body, yet lively and wired. This gives competition to Sea Smoke Pinot but at half to one-third the price" (6/2014) K&L Notes: Ritual is Veramonte's top label, a collaborative effort of the Huneeus family with Paul Hobbs to produce a premium, yet affordable, Pinot Noir from the Casablanca Valley. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2011 Clos des Fous "Grillos Cantores" Cabernet Sauvignon Alto Cachapoal Top Pick!
2011 Clos des Fous "Grillos Cantores" Cabernet Sauvignon Alto Cachapoal

92 points James Suckling: "This is a Cabernet with dark berry, chocolate and hazelnut character. Full body, fine tannins and a delicious finish. Balanced. The wood and fruit are in harmony. Drink or hold." (8/2014)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Grillos Cantores Cabernet Sauvignon uses grapes from the Grillos Cantores (singing crickets) vineyard in the Alto Cachapoal on calcareous gravels, the blend of four different micro-terroirs, fermented and aged in cement vats. It has a pure, Graves-like aroma, without interference from wood. It is delineated and pure, with bright notes of cassis, raspberry leaf an ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Santa Ema Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Maipo Valley Top Pick!
2012 Santa Ema Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Maipo Valley

92 points James Suckling: "Precise and bright with blueberries, minerals and violet aromas. Full body plus ultra-fine tannins and a caressing texture. Very, very fine. Drink or hold" (8/2014) K&L Notes: Based in the Maipo Valley just south of Santiago, Santa Ema has been quietly, reliably producing very good value Cabernet Sauvignon for many years now. However, they clearly have re-doubled their efforts, changing up a bit their winemaking approach and the result is this juicy, purely fruited, elegant, medium bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. At 13.5% ABV, it is incredibly delicious and honest Caberne... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 92

2012 Apaltagua "Envero" Carmenere Gran Reserva Colchagua Valley

93 points James Suckling: "This is a top carmenere with blueberries, minerals, slate and hints of sandalwood aromas and flavors. Full body, integrated tannins and a long finish. A beautiful wine. Drink now." (8/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Envero Carmenere is a fruit-driven, bright, fresh and straightforward version of Carmenere, with ripe aromas but a peppery twist and some notes of black pepper and cayenne that make it savory and attractive. A very pleasant Carmenere. Drink now. (LG)" (6/2014) K&L Notes: This is fairly classic Chilean Carmenere, showing very good varietal characteristics as well as nicely b... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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2013 Casa Julia Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley (Previously $10)

This is our most recent find for great value Sauvignon Blanc, not surprisingly from one of the world's best spots for value SB these days, Chile's cool Casablanca Valley. Juicy melon, peach and citrus fruit flavors combine to create one delicious, fresh tasting value Sauvignon Blanc! Compared to many other inexpensive Sauvignon Blancs out there from Chile and further afield, this one has a nicely rounded mid palate, with very good purity and a lovely finish. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2013 Errazuriz "Manzanar Vineyard" Chardonnay Aconcagua Costa

95 points James Suckling: "This a phenomenal white with sliced apple, papaya, and chalk with hints of slate. Turns to limes. Full body, with bright acidity and a racy acidity that goes on for minutes with the fruit. Dry austerity at the end gives it incredible character. This was fermented and aged in second and third year oak. Ten months. A triumph. A reductive structured style. Screw cap. Drink now." (6/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Chardonnay Wild Ferment Aconcagua Costa, from vineyards planted in 2004-2005 on schist soils on the coastal part of the Aconcagua valley, 10-12 kilometers from the s ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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JS 95 RP 90

2011 Concha y Toro "Amelia" Chardonnay Casablanca Valley (Elsewhere $50)

91 points Antonio Galloni: "Light, bright yellow. Smoke- and oak spice-accented aromas of fresh pineapple, pear and honeydew melon, with a suave floral overtone. Shows very good intensity, breadth and clarity on the palate, with an array of orchard and tropical fruit flavors braced by tangy acidity. Finishes spicy and very long, with lingering ginger and smoke notes and a touch of anise. This is consistently among the very best white wines made in Chile. (Josh Raynolds)" (2/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Amelia Chardonnay, sourced from the clay red soils of Las Petras Vineyard in Casablanca, is a re ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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2014 Pipeño Pais "Coronel de Maule" Maule Valley (1.0L)

Pipeño wines are honest, humble, small scale, traditionally made Chilean wines of the most recent harvest. They are unique to the regions of the Maule, Itata and Bio-Bío Valleys, which are some of Chile's most traditional and rural wine regions, and also the regions that are most commonly dry farmed. Colonel de Maule is one of the more structured, masculine and grippy Pipeño wines, coming from a warmer site in the Maule Valley. It is full of dark-fruited, spicy personality, without sacrificing delicious fruit and drinkability. If we needed yet another re... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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2012 Kingston "Cariblanco" Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* This small-production Sauvignon Blanc (700 cases) overdelivers on its price by a factor of two or three times. It gets going with crisp, crystalline aromas of passion fruit and briny grapefruit. A pure, juicy, ripped palate offers lime, grapefruit, tangerine and herb flavors, while the finish is minerally and clean." (9/2013) Wine Spectator: "This is filled with dried herb, grapefruit, candied orange and quince flavors, with a zesty finish that features notes of celery salt and lime. Drink now. (Web-2014)" K&L Notes: Kingston Family Vineyards is one of our favorite p... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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WE 91

2013 Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley New!
2013 Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley

90 points James Suckling: "A crisp and lively Sauvignon Blanc with lemon peel and hints of mineral character. Medium body, bright finish. Where are the oysters? Drink now. Screw cap." (8/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc comes from different vineyards in the cool Casablanca valley from an extremely cold vintage, which has its own character. Looking more like a Loire in texture, but with the ripeness and volume of the New World, it is clean and fresh, zesty, easy to drink, with notes of citric fruit and peach that makes you salivate and have the next sip, thanks to its salinity and high ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 90

2012 Clos Ouvert "Primavera" Maule Valley

91 points Wine & Spirits: "Full of earthy aromas, nuances of spice and radiant red fruit, this is not your typical $20 Chilean red. Louis Antoine Luyt blends this from old, dry-farmed vines, focused on País and Carignan. It’s rustic in the best way, with no sign of new wood and little sweetness to distract from its focus on earth and fruit." (2/2014)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Smoky cherry and black raspberry aromas are sharpened by notes of white pepper and floral oil. Juicy, focused and appealingly sweet, offering spice-accented red berry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of blood orange. C ...Read More » 


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W&S 91 ST 90

2009 Viña Santa Rita Syrah Reserva Maipo Valley

92 points Wine Spectator: "An elegant and complex red, offering rich and concentrated flavors of dark cherry, damson plum, raspberry and chocolate that show a creamy intensity. Presents pepper and allspice notes midpalate, with a finish of huckleberry and flan. Drink now through 2020" (2/2014)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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WS 92

2011 Kingston Family Vineyards "Tobiano" Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley

This Chilean-by-way-of-Portola Valley, California family winery continues to make some of our favorite vinos Chilenos (Chilean wines) around. "Tobiano" is a blend of different parcels within the greater Kingston vineyard, those which meet their standards but aren't used for their top bottling, "Alazan." According to Courtney Kingston, her wines show a "gout de Casablanca," a distinctly smoky and mineral tinged quality which she believes mark her red wines. We would tend to agree with that description. If you're looking for Chilean Pinot with a wonderful ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2013 Casa Marin Pinot Noir "Litoral" Lo Abarca San Antonio Valley

Casa Marin is located in a very cool area, just a few kilometers from the sea, and it has a much stronger Pacific influence than Chile's main region for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, the Casablanca Valley. In a cold vintage like 2013, this Pinot Noir shows muscular fruit balanced by great granite driven minerality as well. It is structured and capable of improving in bottle for at least 4-6 years. A Pinot Noir producer to watch! (Joe Manekin, K&L Chilean & Argentinean wine buyer) 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Laura Hartwig Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva Colchagua Valley

Consisting of 80 hectares in the Colchagua Valley, Laura Hartwig works biodynamically to cultivate her grapes. This particular Cabernet is very well made, showing off beautiful currant and berry fruits, with admirable restraint, balance and texture combining to create an elegant, seamless cab if it were twice the price, let alone for the under $15 asking price. Very impressive! (Joe Manekin, K&L South American Wine Buyer) 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Apaltagua "Costero" Extra Brut San Antonio Valley

We have long resisted adding a Chilean or Argentinean sparkling wine to our ever crowded sparkling wine section. Nothing against the wines, but we have simply found that in a field of delicious, high value contenders from France, Spain, Italy, and of course California, we did not find anything that presented as much value for the price. Enter Apaltagua, a winery whose sparkling is original in that it combines Chardonnay with Sauvignon Blanc, a grape that excels in the cooler climate locales and highly granitic soils of Chile's San Antonio Valley. This is... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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2014 Pipeño Pais "Santa Juana" Bio-Bío Valley (1.0L)

Pipeño wines are honest, humble, small scale, traditionally made Chilean wines of the most recent harvest. They are unique to the regions of the Maule, Itata and Bio-Bío Valleys, which are some of the Chile's most traditional and rural wine regions, and also the regions that are most commony dry farmed. This particular pipeño is from the relatively cooler, damp Bio-Bío region, and is so light and refreshing, while still betraying the Mission grape's somewhat wild personality and firm tannin structure. If we needed yet another reason to love what native F... Read More » 


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2013 Casa Marin Sauvignon Gris "Estero" Lo Abarca San Antonio Valley

James Suckling: "Pineapple and tropical character with body. A pronouncing, fresh sweetness that has mint too. Bitter finish. Screw cap. Drink now." (8/2014) Wine Spectator: "Ripe citrus and herbal flavors blend easily in this spicy style. Offers smoky notes midpalate, with sautéed scallion accents on the finish. (Web-2014)" K&L Notes: Casa Marin is located in a very cool area, one with a much stronger Pacific influence than Chile's main region for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, the Casablanca Valley. Sauvignon Gris is a rare variety one occasionally sees in the Loire Valley, and results in interestin... Read More » 


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2010 Calyptra Chardonnay Gran Reserva Cachapoal Valley

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Chardonnay Gran Reserva has a golden color and a nose of yeast and lees. A little reductive a la Coche-Dury, with echoes of toasted sesame seeds and ripe yellow fruit, the wine is ripe and big, in a Burgundian style, more Meursault than Puligny. It is a big wine indeed, full-bodied, with intense flavors, not shy at all, wearing its 15% alcohol with elegance and flair. This impressive Chardonnay fermented in inox and aged in oak barriques for two years, but it has the stuffing to take that aging without problems. A chalky minerality, almost salin ...Read More » 


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RP 93

2011 Almaviva Proprietary Red Puente Alto

95 points James Suckling: "This shows wonderful length with subtle dark fruits as well as mint, floral and walnut undertones. Full body, with fine tannins that give this wine energy and focus. It's long and flavorful. A blend of 67% cabernet sauvignon, 25% carmenere, 5% cabernet franc, 2% merlot and 1% petit verdot. Give this until 2017 to soften." (6/2014)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Almaviva, from a cool, dry vintage, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot which feels young, fresh, serious and quite classical-styled with notes of cassis, graphite and ripe black ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 95 RP 93

2011 Clos Ouvert (Louis-Antoine Luyt) Carmenere Maule Valley

Natural wines from Chile? Pues, sí! Leave it to importer Louis/Dressner to have been introduced to Chile's leading light for this style of winemaking. Native Burgundian Louis-Antoine Luyt is leading the charge in natural, terroir-driven winemaking in Chile. Having worked some years with Marcel Lapierre, Luyt is very familiar with how to make wine in as hands-off and non-manipulative, yet controlled, experienced and skillful a way as possible. He sources fruit from dry farmed, organically tended vineyards that are plowed by horse, and he harvests for acid... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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2012 Peñalolen Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley

Based in Chile's Maipo Valley, home of some of the most established Cabernet vines in South America, Penalolen's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific followup to the very strong, fast-selling 2011. Dark and red cherry fruit flavors once again show a hint of savory balance (no fruit bomb, here) with good poise and perhaps just a hint less ripeness than the prior vintage. It's another solid effort that far exceeds the quality of most under $20 California Cabs, and stands toe to toe with the best examples. (Joe Manekin, K&L Argentinean & Chilean wine buyer... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Louis-Antoine Luyt "Coelemu" Cinsault Maule Valley

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Coelemu Cinsault is a fresh, irreverent, happy and drinkable Cinsault which reminds me of a good Morgon (ha, ha, what a surprise!) with aromas of strawberry and cherry candy, turning into beeswax and pollen, produced from a coastal zone of Itata, with a light to medium-bodied palate, spicy, lively flavors with very good acidity and some fine but rustic tannins that should do great with food. Excellent! Drink now-2016. (LG)" (6/2014) K&L Notes: Having worked some years with Marcel Lapierre, Luyt is very familiar with how to make wine in as hands-off and non-m... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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RP 90

2010 Calyptra "Assemblage" Red Blend Cachapoal Valley

Based in the Alto Cachapoal, about an hour and a half southwest of Santiago, Calyptra has beautiful vineyard sites, located on alluvial and colluvial terraces very close to the Cachapoal river, at over 2,900 feet of altitude in the foothills of the Andes. These are wines that are mineral (thanks to gravelly and slightly calcareous soil) as well as polished. Winemaker Francois Massoc knows his barrels; he is a trained cooper and still produces barrels from wood purchased from his favorite French cooperage, an unusual but highly effective arrangement. A bl... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2011 Casas Patronales Carmenere Reserva Maule Valley

Sometimes, Carmenere takes savoriness into a decidedly green, overcropped direction, but this is absolutely not the case here. Given the Maule Valley's abundance of older vines and fresher climate, the resulting wine often times is very nicely balanced and a unique expression compared to their sibling wines up in the Valle Central. This is a particularly fresh take on Carmenere, with delicious dark berry fruits and, as my notes read, "a bit savory, in a good way." (Joe Manekin, K&L Chilean wine buyer) 


Inventory: Redwood City

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2014 Pipeño Pais "Coelemu" Itata Valley (1.0L)

Pipeño wines are honest, humble, small scale, traditionally made Chilean wines of the most recent harvest. They are unique to the regions of the Maule, Itata and Bio-Bío Valleys, which are some of Chile's most traditional and rural wine regions, and also the regions that are most commonly dry farmed. In this case, they are from 100+ year old Pais (Mission) grapes, organically and dry farmed, and made to be enjoyed soon after production. If we needed yet another reason to love what native Frenchman Louis-Antoine Luyt is doing in Chile, here it is.... (Joe... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Leyda Sauvignon Blanc "Garuma Vineyard" Single Vineyard Leyda Valley

93 points Wine & Spirits: "This wine shows its minerality through the force of its acidity; it’s completely focused on flavors of stones and salt, as if there were no grapes involved in making it at all. The wine is refreshing and firm, poised to take on anything you might find at a raw bar. Garuma is a 20-acre vineyard, planted mostly with Clone 1, the first of the sauvignon clones to be imported into Chile, and one that gives wines with a lot of structure and acidity." (2/2014)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Single Vineyard Garuma Sauvignon Blanc is produced with grapes from a south-facing vineyard, wh ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Tunquen Malbec Casablanca Valley

This is a terrific new Chilean Malbec we recently tasted. Yes, you read that correctly, Chilean (not Argentinean) Malbec! Tunquen is a cool project. A couple of Brazilians named Atilio and Mochi, both passionate wine folks, desigined a winery out of an insulated container they chose to locate on a beach near Valparaiso. Their Malbec is utterly delicious and while it shows the juicy, expressive darker berry fruit of Argentinean Malbec, the acidity is more marked and there is an appealing wild side to this as well, all while retainining a refreshing relati... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2011 Calcu Cabernet Franc Colchagua Valley

At Calcu, they are convinced that the next Big Thing in Chile is Cabernet Franc. God bless 'em if they think that Cabernet Franc will ever explode in popularity the way that Argentine Malbec recently has, or that Pinot Noir has in the past decade. Nonetheless, we love Cabernet Franc, especially one so textbook and attractively priced as this. Savory, spicy dark cherry fruit aromas lead to a snappy Cab Franc palate, showing a well balanced combination of just ripened red stone fruits, subtle herbaceous tones and a tasty, dry finish. My notes read: "Chil... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2011 Louis-Antoine Luyt "Pais de Quenehuao" Maule Valley (Previously $20)

Natural wines from Chile? Pues, sí! Leave it to importer Louis/Dressner to have been introduced to Chile's leading light for this style of winemaking. Native Burgundian Louis-Antoine Luyt is leading the charge in natural, terroir-driven winemaking in Chile. Having worked some years with Marcel Lapierre, Luyt is very familiar with how to make wine in as hands-off and non-manipulative, yet controlled, experienced and skillful a way as possible. He sources fruit from dry-farmed, organically tended vineyards that are plowed by horse, and he harvests for acid... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2011 Cousiño-Macul "Antiguas Reservas" Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley

90 points James Suckling: "Aromas of chocolate, berries and light vanilla follow through to a full body with velvety tannins and a delicious finish. Drink or hold." (8/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon is the wine that made a name for Cousino Macul when it was fermented and aged in big Rauli wood vats that were abandoned around 20 years ago in favor of stainless steel and barriques, where the wine now ages for one year. This is now a medium-range wine, and their best grapes are used for the Lota brand. This is a classical Cabernet Sauvignon from Macul and Buin, wit ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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JS 90

2013 Casa Marin Sauvignon Blanc "Los Cipreses" Lo Abarca San Antonio Valley

Casa Marin is located in a very cool area, one with a much stronger Pacific influence than Chile's main region for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, the Casablanca Valley. In the poor, granitic soils, the winery manages to consistenly make one of Chile's best Sauvignon Blancs, and certainly one of the world's great examples of this grape variety, particularly at under $20. (Joe Manekin, K&L Chilean & Argentinean wine buyer) 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Laura Hartwig Carmenere Reserva Colchagua Valley

Laura Hartwig works biodynamically to cultivate her grapes on 80 hectares in the Colchagua Valley. Her Carmenere is that rare breed that combines the delicious, earthy herbaceous quality of Carmenere with beautiful fruit flavors, perhaps more purple skinned, darker fruits this particular vintage. Think traditional, Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux here; the wine has a similar structure and sense of subtle, savory elegance. Quite good, indeed. (Joe Manekin, K&L South American Wine Buyer) 


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2007 Cousiño Macul "Antiguas Reservas" Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Valley

90+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Antiguas Reserva remains one of the finest Cabernet values anywhere (the price has remained unchanged for years). Fragrant black currants and blackberry aromas promise complexity with several years of additional bottle age. Nicely structured on the palate, this elegant, Bordeaux-like Cabernet will evolve for a minimum of five years and drink well through 2025. If there is anyone delivering more bang-for-the buck than Arturo Cousino and his namesake winery Cousino-Macul, I'd like to kn... Read More » 


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RP 90

2009 Kingston Family Vineyards "Alazan" Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry and cherry, marked by notes of Asian spices and blood orange that add complexity. Densely packed, but lively red and dark berry flavors provide excellent palate coverage and pick up a smoky note with aeration. Supple and sweet on the finish, which leaves notes of candied red fruits behind. This sexy wine is drinking well now." (6/2011)90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Always at the top of the Chilean Pinot heap is this true, complex wine from Kingston Family. The nose features light raspberry, citrus, oceanic brine and toasty, creamy oak. The pa ...Read More » 


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ST 91 WE 90

2011 Garage Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon "Lot #37" Maipo Alto

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby. Smoke- and spice-accented cherry and cassis on the fragrant nose. Chewy, tightly focused dark fruit flavors flesh out and gain sweetness with air, picking up floral and bitter chocolate nuances along the way. Juicy and spicy on the youthfully tannic, very persisent finish, which features blackcurrant and candied licorice qualities." (2/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Lot #37 Cabernet Sauvignon from Alto Maipo is a fruity and fragrant version of Cabernet Sauvignon, with aromas of red fruit, blood and a special citric freshness. The palate is medium-bodied ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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ST 91 RP 90

2003 Almaviva "Almaviva" Bordeaux Blend Maipo Valley New!
2003 Almaviva "Almaviva" Bordeaux Blend Maipo Valley

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2003 Almaviva is a real blockbuster, powerhouse vintage for this estate. With an inky blue/purple color, a beautiful nose of camphor, charcoal, blueberry, blackberry, and some spicy but subtle new oak, the wine is quite full-bodied, powerful, rich, but with silky tannins and loads of glycerin. This could turn out to be one of the all-time great wines released by this partnership and should continue to drink well for another two decades. Almaviva is a partnership of Bordeaux first-growth Chateau Mouton-Rothschild and Concha y Toro. Made in the style o ...Read More » 


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2010 Viña Maquis "Lien" Red Blend Colchagua Valley

94 points Wine & Spirits: "Powerful even as it is angular, this weaves sweet and spicy scents into the tobacco notes of cabernet franc (42 percent of the blend). Acidity sets the pace with its tension in the mouth, providing freshness to highlight the red fruit flavors. This is a great vintage for Maquis,taking Colchagua fruit usually voluptuous and sweet in a tart and austere direction." (12/2014)90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This racy, fresh, cool-vintage blend is a touch rubbery on the nose, with berry and cassis undertones. A tight palate delivers a mix of dark plum, blackberry, baking spice and chocolate f ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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W&S 94 WE 90

2011 Calyptra Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva Cachapoal Valley

Based in the Alto Cachapoal, about an hour and a half southwest of Santiago, Calyptra has beautiful vineyard sites, located on alluvial and colluvial terraces very close to the Cachapoal river, at over 2,900 feet of altitude in the foothills of the Andes. These are wines that are mineral (thanks to gravelly and slightly calcareous soil) as well as polished. Winemaker Francois Massoc knows his barrels; he is a trained cooper and still produces barrels from wood purchased from his favorite French cooperage, an unusual but highly effective arrangement. This... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Calyptra "Zahir" Cabernet Sauvignon Cachapoal Valley

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The red 2009 Zahir is pure Cabernet Sauvignon from different parcels of vines at high altitude produced in a simple way and aged in new oak for 24-26 months. The barrels are crafted by winemaker Francois Massoc (yes, you have read it correctly, he produces the barrels for all his wines, as he was a barrel maker in the past) and respects the wine very much. It has a fresh and flashy nose with some brightness of blue and red fruit, unlike any other Cabernet I’ve tasted, except for the one from Aristos (one of Massoc’s projects) that is sourced from the sam ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 92