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Jefferson's Reserve "Ocean Voyage" Aged at Sea Very Small Batch Bourbon (750ml)

This bourbon started out as an experiment with just three bourbon barrels as Jefferson's CEO Trey Zoeller decided to see what would happen if Bourbon was left to age on a ship in extreme weather conditions. From the distillery: "The result was a thick, dark bourbon that showcases complex flavors reminiscent of other spirits; the almost black color and caramel flavors resemble a dark rum as the sugars within the barrels caramelized; the briny, savory taste from the barrels breathing the sea air is reminiscent of Islay Scotch; and at its core, it’s a true... Read More » 

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Woodford Master's Collection "Cherry Wood Smoked Barley" Kentucky Staight Bourbon (750ml)

The experimental Master's Collection is one of the most interesting special releases of the year. Most people don't realize that Woodford Reserve is actually a blend of the pot-stilled bourbon from Labrot & Graham distillery near Frankfort and the Early Times distillery in Louisville. The great thing about the small batch nature of their pot-stills is that they can experiment. Now in its 12th year, Master's Collection is one of the most exciting and controvesial releases of the year. Previous bottlings have been met with a great praise although the unort... Read More » 

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Drusian Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOCG (1.5L)

Wine Enthusiast: "Here’s a cheerful Prosecco Brut (in bright green packaging) with distant aromas of stone fruit, melon, kiwi and white stone. It offers creamy foam and a soft approach on the palate followed by lively acidity." (7/2009) K&L Notes: Franceso Drusian is the third generation of his family to make wine from the Prosecco grape, but the first to make sparkling Prosecco, which he has been doing since 1986. He cares for his vineyards in Conegliano and Valdobbiadene biodynamically, and this comes through in his wines. This Prosecco shimmers in the glass, casting glints of gold ... Read More » 

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Hochstadter's Vatted Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)

This excellent offering from our friends at Hochstader's in PA is showing the rest of the craft world that there's a wrong and right way to bottle purchased juice. They're totally open about the sources for the vatting, namely using whiskies from Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Alberta to create an exceptional straight rye at a great price. The whiskies here are between 4 and 15 years of age and bottled an a solid 100 proof. This stuff totally outperforms the price point and mixes like a boss. All rye lovers take note of this new offering from an old... Read More » 

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2015 Eric & Joël Durand "Confidence" Cornas (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Leading off the four Cornas from barrel and the top wine of the estate, the 2015 Cornas Confidence is sensational. Easily the biggest, most structured and tannic wine in the lineup, it offers awesome notes of black and blue fruits, crushed rocks, caramelized meats and new saddle leather. Big, full-bodied, yet pure and precise, it has masses of tannin and will need to be forgotten for 5-6 years-but it's a stunning effort. This cuvée is aged in 30% new French oak, with the balance in one- to three-year-old barrels. (JD)" (12/2016) 96 points Wine Spectator: "This is defined by beautifu ...Read More » 

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RP 94 - 96 WS 96

2015 Maison Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Cazetiers"

93 points John Gilman: "The 2015 Cazetiers from Maison Drouhin has turned out superbly well this year, with great sappiness and purity of fruit expression, excellent transparency and soil complexity and truly lovely balance. The bouquet is pure, youthful and vibrant, jumping from the glass in a blaze of black cherries, bitter chocolate, grilled meats, black minerality, a whisper of fresh herbs and a lovely, discreet base of nutty new wood. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, pure and quite plush on the attack, with excellent mid-palate sappiness, refined soil signature, tang ...Read More » 

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JG 93

2016 Habit Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc

91 points Vinous: "The 2016 Cabernet Franc is a Loire-inspired wine, but with California richness, especially in its fruit. The 80% whole clusters add aromatic nuance and bring out the more floral/savory side of Franc. Lifted and delicate in feel, the 2016 is another winner from Habit. (AG)" (9/2017)  

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VN 91

2016 Château Thivin Beaujolais-Villages Rose

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Beaujolais Rosé is pressed direct, vinified under 18 degrees Celsius and is matured in stainless steel. It has a refined bouquet with subtle aromas of rose petals, a touch of fish oil and pralines, gradually unfurling with time. The palate is very fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, saline in the mouth with hints of oyster shell towards the brisk and vibrant finish. You can feel this prickling the tongue 30 seconds after the wine has departed. Superb. Château Thivin must be one of the prettiest wineries in Beaujolais, perched on the steep ...Read More » 

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RP 90 VN 90

1986 Beringer "Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The fully mature, open-knit 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is totally delicious. The color is dark garnet with some amber at the edge. The big, sweet, licorice, earthy, jammy, black fruit-scented nose is followed by a full-bodied, sweet, expansive, chewy wine with no hard edges. The acidity and tannin are both well-integrated in this plump, sumptuous Cabernet Sauvignon." (8/1996) Vinous: "(13.9% alcohol; 14% Chabot, 23% State Lane, 42% St. Helena and 21% Bancroft Mountain Vineyard; an early budbreak was followed by a cooler growing season): Medium dullish- ...Read More » 

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RP 90

Braulio Amaro Alpino 1L

Braulio is a Lombardian Amaro first creatred in Bormio in 1875 by a pharmacist named Francesco Peloni, who specialized in the field of medicinal aromatic herbs, It is made with thirteen herbs sourced from the Valtellina mountain region, including gentian, juniper, peppermint, star anise, wormwood, bitter orange and yarrow. After being infused with alcohol, it is then matured in Slavonian oak for two years. 

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Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bottled in Bond Straight Kentucky Bourbon (750ml) (1 bottle limit)

This bourbon, bottled in bond, was aged for seven years in the famous Colonel Taylor's warehouse built in 1881. It is the latest from the sought-after E.H. Taylor line from Buffalo Trace Distillery. Soft and subtle, this is easily the most approachable and affordable of the recent Taylor releases. The Bottled in Bond Act of 1897 means that the bourbon come from barrels all produced at one distillery, in a single season, and then stored in a bonded warehouse for at least four years before being bottled at 100 proof. 

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Alipús San Andres Mezcal (750ml)

So what is the Alipús label and what does it represent in the world of mezcal? Alipús is a series made from contracted mezcales, purchased and marketed by the Danzantes group in Oaxaca, and imported into California by Craft Distillers. Each label corresponds to a specific village where the producer is located. All of them are made entirely from Espadin agave (with the exception of the San Andres that has a smidge of something else thrown in during fermentation). The point is to show the geographical differences that terroir, fermentation and water ultima... Read More » 

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Brouwerij De Ranke "XX Bitter" Belgian IPA, Belgium (750ml)

This doubly extra bitter beer is strong and well, bitter, as the name promises. It is made with pale pilsner malt and gets a lot of its punch from a great deal of hops, in particular brewers gold and hallertau hops. Don't be afraid of the bitter style. This beer goes exceptionally well with food, and while this is an acquired taste, it quickly becomes addictive! 

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Principe De Los Apostoles Mate Gin (750ml)

The first premium gin from Argentina brings not only divine botanical flavor, but a marriage of fine herbs and spices not normally used in standard gin production. Yerba mate is an herb derived from rainforest trees, and consumed primarily in Central and South America where it's made into a beverage called "mate." It is said to have the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate all in one. Made at a small distillery in Mendoza, Renato Giovannoni’s new project uses the famed yerba mate, as well as peppermint, eucalyptus... Read More » 

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Michel Couvreur "Pale Single Single" Malt Whisky (750ml)

Michel Couvreur is a Belgian and an independent bottler of single malt scotch. His cellars are located in Bouze-les-Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. Michel ages his single malts for years in sherry butts and then in demijohns or giant bottles kept in total darkness in the exceptional well-protected underground galleries of Bouze-les-Beaune. The Pale Single is a lighter style of whisky, in a very different style than his other expressions. Expect a quite fruity and floral in bouquet, but with a lingering note of toasted almonds and savory richness. This b... Read More » 

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Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition Blended Scotch Whisky (750ml)

This is a dynamite new release from Cutty Sark, a 100 proof blend that brings the punch and offers serious value for the dollar (I wonder where they got that idea? Cough...Faultline....cough). Made entirely of Macallan, Highland Park, Glenrothes, and North British, it's a clear winner. For less than $30, it's a hot deal. 

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2013 Rochioli Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

91 points Wine Spectator: "Firmly tannic, with a gravelly edge to the ripe cherry, raspberry, red plum and anise flavors. Needs a little time, as the structure is very tight and the finish persistent. (JL)" (9/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Pinot Noir Estate reveals beautiful red and black cherry fruit, a perfumed, flowery nose, a supple texture and medium body. (RP)" (12/2014) Vinous: "Dark red cherries, plums, spices, cinnamon, new leather and tobacco jump from the glass in the 2013 Pinot Noir Estate, a blend of mostly Sweetwater and Little Hill, with about 30-40% Westblock young vines and some River Block. ...Read More » 

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WS 91

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1996 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A behemoth Cabernet Sauvignon is the stern, tannic, concentrated 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (13.5% alcohol). Full-bodied, but closed, with gorgeously pure black fruits, powerful, loamy, earthy scents along with fruit and extract, this wine also needs 5-6 years of cellaring, and should easily last through the first 2-3 decades of the next century. (RP)" (1/2000) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Openly fruity and seductive, with layers of cherry, currant and berry; extraordinary flavors and balance. (JL)" (11/1999)  

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RP 93 WS 92

1995 Peter Michael "Les Pavots" Knights Valley Bordeaux Blend

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The black/ruby/purple-colored 1995 Les Pavots (a 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, and 13% Cabernet Franc blend), which achieved 13.9% alcohol naturally, reveals a sweet, tobacco, lavender, and cassis-scented nose, medium-bodied, tannic, elegant flavors, outstanding purity, ripeness, and length, yet a measured, restrained style... This rich, nicely proportioned proprietary red is California's answer to a graceful Medoc. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2020. (RP)" (12/1997) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Elegant, refined and delicate, offering fresh aromatics of spicy oak, currant and flowe ...Read More » 

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RP 91 WS 90

2014 Daou "Soul of A Lion" Adelaida District Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Bottled just after I tasted it from barrel last year, the 2014 Soul of A Lion is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot that spent 22 months in new French oak barrels. Elegant, layered and decadent, with lots of blackcurrants, smoked earth, licorice, dark chocolate and espresso, it hits the palate with a killer, seamless texture, no hard edges and a great, great finish. It’s seriously good and up with some of the greatest Bordeaux blends from Paso Robles to date. (" (8/2017) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine is a blend of 83% Cabe ...Read More » 

2014 Newton "Red Label" Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine expresses the vintage with black pepper, cedar, boysenberry and bramble aromas. On the palate, it bursts with red and purple fruit flavors, including cherries, plum and cassis. Hints of vanilla and spice mark the lingering finish. 

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2004 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour" Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "BV Private Reserve has been on a real roll. This Georges is enormous and impressive, gigantic in fruit, explosive in blackberry tart, cherry pie, blueberry, plum, cigar box and vanilla aromas and flavors. Structurally, it’s an impeccable wine, showing the fine acidity and firm, dusty tannins that always constitute Georges. Beautiful now, and should age well for 10–20 years, in a cool cellar." (12/2007) 93 points Wine & Spirits: "Primarily a Rutherford wine, this selection of BV's best fruit benefits from the firm's research into plant material, as their vineyards replanted to clones ...Read More » 

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WE 95 W&S 93

2012 Carlisle "Bedrock Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

93-95 points Vinous: "Layers of blue/purplish fruit meld into graphite, gravel, licorice and violets in the 2012 Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard. This is a decidedly dark, juicy Zinfandel endowed with tons of power and richness. Suave and silky on the palate, the 2012 finishes with notable depth and polish. Even with all of the intensity, the tannins remain nicely balanced throughout. (AG)" (2/2014) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. A highly aromatic bouquet displays scents of fresh black and blue fruits, floral pastilles and peppery spices. Shockingly lithe and precise for its heft, offering vibrant blue ...Read More » 

2012 Carlisle "Pagani Ranch" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining purple. Expansive, strikingly pungent aromas of cherry-cola, blueberry, lavender and smoky Indian spices. Offers palate-staining black and blue fruit liqueur flavors enlivened by zesty mineral and spice notes and a hint of fresh flowers. The finish strongly repeats the blueberry and spice notes and hangs on with serious tenacity. Officer says that these vines are now 112 years old." (5/2014) 92-94 points Vinous: "The 2012 Zinfandel Pagani Ranch stands out for its centered, beautifully focused personality. The 2012 is bright, lifted and expressive from the very fi ...Read More » 

2015 Forlorn Hope "Que Sandade" California Verdelho

Recently named a "Winemaker to Watch" by San Francisco Chronicle, Forlorn Hope's Matthew Rorick is dedicated to producing wines that represent an "eclectic curation of California's lesser-known and forgotten." (JB, 02/2013) The 2012 "Que Sandade" Verdelho contains fruit from two vineyards. Half comes from the DeWitt vineyard, where elevation and granite soils promote minerality and naturally fresh acidity. The other half comes from the Vista Luna Vineyard, a unique site organically farmed by Markus Bokisch, composed of gravelly loam soils with a giant qu... Read More » 

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2015 Maison Joseph Drouhin Chambolle Musigny

90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A discreet application of wood easily allows the elegant and beautifully layered red berry fruit, floral and anise-scented nose to shine. The mouth feel of the equally refined medium-bodied flavors is sleeker than that of the Vosne, indeed this is silky and with more minerality as well on the saline and impressively persistent finish that is very Chambolle in character. This is a most impressive villages and highly recommended." (4/2017) 90 points John Gilman: "The 2015 Chambolle villages from Maison Drouhin is excellent this year, with its feet firmly planted in the 1990-like st ...Read More » 

2014 Carlisle "Montafi Ranch" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I’ll just briefly summarize the 2014s. It was the earliest vintage ever for Mike Officer and probably he’ll beat that early harvest record in 2015. In this case, he was finished by October 6, which was a first, and it will be interesting to see if he eclipses that in 2015, which was looking even earlier. The production levels were relatively abundant for Mike Officer and the wines fruit-forward, although softer and less reserved than some of the 2013s. While not quite as opaque in color, they are loaded with fruit, supple and luscious. The only white win ...Read More » 

1996 Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

This perennial favorite is as good as always. Rich, lavish flavors with plenty of toasty oak. Don't miss while it's here! Cedar, spice, vanilla notes combine with cherry and raspberry fruit. This wine will not disappoint Napa Valley Cabernet fans. The Wine Spectator: "A complex array of ripe cherry, plum and blackberry, with pretty toasty oak and anise shadings on a medium- to full-bodied frame. Finishes with elegant fruit and mild tannins." (04/2000) 

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2014 Zind Humbrecht Gewürztraminer Alsace (Biodynamic)

92 points James Suckling: "This is very balanced with just a touch of sweetness. Full and flavorful and delicately spicy. Dried pineapple and mangoes. Pretty finish. Some of the gewürz from top vineyards went into this. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now." 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This grows at Zind-Humbrecht’s gravelly valley-floor vineyards in Turckheim, where the vines average 45 years old, with some dating to the 1940s and ’50s. It starts off brisk and tight, with bitter melon and grapefruit pith flavors, building intensity with air so it almost grabs you by the lapels and shakes. Boudin blanc ...Read More » 

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JS 92 WE 91

2014 Carlisle "Old Vines" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

91-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "If you already know what Mike Officer does, and the style of his wines, you won’t be disappointed in his 2014s. You may even like them as much as any vintage, given the fact that this year shows a lot of up-front fruit and charm. (RP)" (10/2015) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* This is a blend from several vineyard sites, including Banfield, Saitone, Carlisle, Montafi and Papera, each boasting more than 100-year-old vines. A chocolate cordial note dominates the palate, as bold cherry, rhubarb, cinnamon and citrus flavors wander in. It's a steal for the price, too. ...Read More » 

1992 Kenwood "Artist Series" Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Impressively plummy and chocolatey, the Merlot in this reads strongly, though it’s actually 2 percent less than in the 1991. The wine is full and still firm, with copious aromas and flavors of cedar and menthol, raisins and cocoa. Closes fairly long with dark tart-sweet fruit and nice, still slightly tight tannins. This will keep." (4/2002) K&L Notes: Renowned author Henry Miller's piece "Clown" is featured on the label of the eighteenth release of Kenwood Vineyards' Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon. With fruit from the Lindholm and Montecillo Vineyards, the low yiel... Read More » 

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WE 91

R.T. Touma Arak "King Of Arak" Liqueur (375ml)

Produced at the Chateau St Thomas winery in the small town of Kab-elias in the Bekaa Valley. The Touma Family has produced wine and arak here since 1888. Touma is one of Lebanon's premier producer of high quality arak, the Anis flavored liqueur that's ubiquitous throughout Lebanon and most of the Middle East. This one is made exclusively with whole aniseed and never with star anise, anise oils or extracts. The winery ferments grape distillate and then distills it four times with various amounts of water and aniseed added at each stated. It's bottled at a... Read More » 

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2014 Carlisle Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "If you already know what Mike Officer does, and the style of his wines, you won’t be disappointed in his 2014s. You may even like them as much as any vintage, given the fact that this year shows a lot of up-front fruit and charm. (RP)" (10/2015) 92-94 points Vinous: "The 2014 Zinfandel (Dry Creek) is dark, succulent and super-expressive. All the elements meld together in an effortless, radiant Zinfandel bursting at the seams with personality. This is an unusually polished Zinfandel for Dry Creek, not to mention a total knock-out from Carlisle. In this vintage, the Zinfandel and ...Read More » 

2013 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "La Maltroie"

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pear and crushed stone on the mineral-driven nose. Not a fat or fleshy style but displays good energy and precision and an impression of sappy extract. Much less easygoing today than the last few premier crus, even a bit tart in the early going. Finishes classically dry, firm and long, with very good cut." (9/2014) 90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Here the nose is compositionally similar to the Chassagne villages but is both a bit more elegant and more complex as well. I very much like the mouth feel of the energetic medium-bodied flavors that exhibit a hint of lemon zest on the bright, d ...Read More » 

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ST 92 BH 90

2014 Carlisle "Saitone Ranch" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

93-95 points Vinous: "Carlisle's 2014 Zinfandel Saitone Ranch offers a super-appealing interplay of juicy red fruit and bright salivating acidity. Deceptively medium in body, the Saitome bristles with energy that gives the sweet red cherry and pomegranate flavors and extra bit of intensity. An attractive floral upper register rounds out one of the most complete wines in Mike Officer's lineup this year. (AG)" (1/2016) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "***Cellar Selection*** The appellation famous for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay packs a powerfully pretty punch when it comes to this variety, too, showing in this win ...Read More » 

2002 Lucien Le Moine Bonnes Mares Grand Cru

97 points Wine Spectator: "Wrapped up tight; not much aroma or flavor. Shows sweetness and concentration midpalate, then the gripping structure takes over. Stays fresh, with a sense of verve on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2030. 100 cases made. (BS)" (5/2005) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fairly deep color. Gorgeous, sexy, wild, floral, and gamy nose is big and sweet with a upscale, classy sauvage. In the mouth, this is rich, ripe, and concentrated, a very generous wine. Still youthful and a little tight, we are nevertheless impressed with this wine’s concentration, structure, and vibrant acidity. There’s ...Read More » 

2003 Gérard Raphet Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fashioned from a parcel located in the heart of its grand cru (mostly from 25-year old vines though Raphet asserts that 'there are still some very old ones'), the 2003 Charmes-Chambertin Cuvee Unique explodes with red fruit aromas. Sappy, bursting with red cherries, this is a sensual wine made for hedonists. Medium to full-bodied, deep, and concentrated, it has serious depth of fruit, loads of smile-inducing spices and an exceptionally long, supple finish filled with superbly ripened tannin. Drink it over the next 11-14 years (incidentally, I served the ...Read More » 

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RP 96 ST 92

1996 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is one of the finest Opus Ones to date, offering a dark ruby/purple color, as well as a striking, intense bouquet of sweet licorice intermixed with blackberries, cassis, plums, and saddle leather. This seamless, full-bodied wine is more velvety-textured, opulent, and succulent than past vintages. The mid-palate is expansive and chewy. The long finish is filled with glycerin, ripe fruit, and sweet tannin. Drink this impressive, user-friendly yet richly concentrated effort over the next 15 years. (RP)" (1/2000) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright full ruby-red. Pungent black raspbe ...Read More » 

1997 Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of blackberry, cassis and enticing smoky oak. Smooth on the palate but with very good delineation and verve. This comes across as fruitier than the merlot. Juicy but not especially fleshy. Ripe, dusty tannins spread out nicely over the palate. (ST)" (5/2000) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Full black-currant aromas with some briar and dust. Blackberry fruit on the palate, but most of all lots of charred oak manifested as coffee and bitter chocolate. In golf, this would be a middle-of-the fairway drive, but without the distance. It’s fresh and well made. ...Read More » 

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ST 90 WE 90

2001 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml)

100 points James Suckling: "This is a crazy wine! It’s sweet, but not sugary. Mushrooms, furniture wax, spices then dried oranges, lemons, pineapples, and just a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with great density and power, yet balanced and refined. So amazing, but give this five to six years still. Pull the cork in 2016. 145 grams RS." (5/2012) 100 points Wine Spectator: "Like lemon curd on the nose, turning to honey and caramel. Full-bodied and very sweet, with fantastic concentration of ripe and botrytized fruit, yet balanced and refined. Electric acidity. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is absolutely mi ...Read More » 

2014 Bedrock Wine Company "Bedrock Vineyard-Heritage Wine" Sonoma Valley Red Blend

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Proprietary Red Bedrock Heritage Proprietary Red is not yet in bottle and was scheduled to be bottled a month or so after I tasted with Twain-Peterson. The wine looks killer. Twenty-four inter-planted varieties (all put in the ground between 1888 and 1895), dominated by 55% Zinfandel and 30% Carignane, have produced this Mediterranean, full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal, dark ruby/purple wine. Loads of grilled meat, steak tartare, Provençal herbs, lavender, blackberry, cassis and sweet cherries are all present in this lovely, full-bodied, voluptu ...Read More » 

2015 Eric & Joël Durand "Lautaret" Saint-Joseph (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I found all three of the St Joseph releases in 2015 to be outstanding. A bigger, richer wine, the 2015 Saint Joseph Lautaret offers loads of minerality, crushed rock, black pepper and smoked black fruits in a meaty, structured, concentrated style. You're going to have to forget about this bottle for 4-5 years or so. (JD)" (12/2016) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Layers of warm boysenberry, raspberry and blackberry confiture roll through, backed by baker's chocolate, tar and licorice notes on the finish. Has muscle and cut, with a smoldering feel overall. Best from 2020 through 2030. 330 ...Read More » 

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RP 92 - 94 WS 94

2014 Carlisle "Papa's Block" Russian River Valley Syrah

93-95 points Vinous: "The 2014 Syrah Papa's Block is an intense, deep wine. The 30% whole clusters are pretty much buried by the sheer richness and overall intensity of the fruit. Lavender, violet, blueberry jam and spices are super-expressive, but the acidity and tannin both need quite a bit of time to soften. This is an especially huge wine, even by the standards of Papa's and Carlisle more broadly. Patience is essential. Proprietor Mike Carlisle and his longtime winemaker/viticulturist Jay Maddox excel with Zinfandel and Mixed Blacks bottlings from a number of historic sit ...Read More » 

1984 Kenwood "Artist Series" Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Wine Spectator: "A rich, massive, mouthful of Cabernet with loads of cassis, currants, plum and cherry that's very bright, concentrated and intense, framed by tannin and oak. A long-termer with an underlying feel of elegance. Another terrific Artist Series." (11/87) From the winery: "Kenwood Vineyards’ tenth Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon release features "Pacific Coast," by Alan Wolton. The grapes from the 1984 harvest are classic Sonoma Valley vintage, marked by a moderately warm growing season and optimum levels of grape maturity and comp... Read More » 

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WS 93

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