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2008 Louis Carillon Bienvenues Batard Montrachet
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Louis Carillon Bienvenues Batard Montrachet (93ST). Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(just two barrels of this juice, one of which was new) Complex nose melds ripe peach, orange blossom, spices, flowers and nut oil; showing more oak influence than the premier crus. Boasts excellent intensity and concentration, with good mineral lift giving energy to the soft citrus flavors. Strong and full, but with the 50% new oak component currently suppressing the fruit somewhat. Perhaps best today on the sexy, very long and energetic finish." (09/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Louis Carillon Bienvenues Batard Montrachet (qty: 3)


End Date: Aug 27 2015 6:30PM PT

Current Bid: $855.00
Place Bid
ST 93

2008 Beaux Frères "Beaux Frères Vineyard" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Beaux Frères "Beaux Frères Vineyard" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (94ST, 93WS). Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. Highly perfumed, seductive bouquet of black raspberry, cherry-cola, incense and dried rose, with a slow-mounting mineral element. Lively but strikingly concentrated as well, offering incisive red fruit and floral pastille flavors underscored by intense spice and mineral qualities. Really stains the palate and finishes with superb clarity and juicy, spicy raspberry and cherry notes. Etzel told me that a tiny bit of stems were used in this year's wine." (08/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Beaux Frères "Beaux Frères Vineyard" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (qty: 2)


End Date: Aug 28 2015 1:00PM PT

Current Bid: $110.00
Place Bid
ST 94 WS 93

2008 Domaine Francois Lamarche Vosne-Romanée La Grande Rue Grand Cru
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine Francois Lamarche Vosne-Romanée La Grande Rue Grand Cru (92BH). Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This also displays moderate new wood influence that largely if not completely stays out of the way of the perfumed ripe violet, soy and hoisin suffused blue Pinot fruit aromas that are in keeping with the spicy, rich, round and utterly delicious flavors that are quite supple on the mid-palate and culminate in a highly complex and lingering finish." (01/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Domaine Francois Lamarche Vosne-Romanée La Grande Rue Grand Cru (qty: 6)


End Date: Aug 28 2015 5:30PM PT

Current Bid: $915.00
Place Bid
BH 92

2008 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru "Charmes"
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru "Charmes" ((91-94BH)). "Outstanding" and 91-94 points Allen Meadows: "A discreet but not invisible touch of oak frames the ripe orchard fruit aromas, particularly peach and apricot, as well as pretty floral notes. The fresh, intense and notably sweet flavors possess excellent intensity and vibrancy before culminating in a generous and mouth coating finish that displays real verve. I really like the sense of underlying tension and the abundant amount of dry extract confers an almost chewy quality on the gorgeously long finish. In a word, terrific." (Tasted: Jun 01, 2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru "Charmes" (qty: 6)


End Date: Aug 28 2015 6:30PM PT

Current Bid: $975.00
Place Bid
BH 91 - 94

2008 Calera "Ryan Vineyard" Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Calera "Ryan Vineyard" Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir (91RP, 90ST, 90WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard comes across as soft, delicate and perfumed. Sweet red berries, crushed flowers, licorice and tobacco are some of the notes that flow from this understated Pinot. The Ryan Vineyard is already a touch forward, suggesting it is best enjoyed sooner rather than later. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018. (AG)" (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Calera "Ryan Vineyard" Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir (qty: 2)


End Date: Aug 29 2015 12:00PM PT

Current Bid: $94.00
Place Bid
RP 91 ST 90 WE 90

2008 Bouchard Père et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru (OWC)
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Bouchard Père et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru (OWC - (92-95BH), 94RP, 92WS, 90ST) in original wood. Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Relatively generous but not dominant wood intrudes upon the very ripe plum, cassis and floral aromas lead to extremely rich, opulent and palate drenching broad-scaled flavors that possess more dry extract than any wine to this point and possibly in the entire range, all wrapped in a balanced, long and ultra serious finish. Note the suggested drinking window date and I'm not completely convinced that is necessarily long enough." (04/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Bouchard Père et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru (qty: 6)


End Date: Aug 29 2015 6:00PM PT


2008 Lucien le Moine Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Lucien le Moine Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru (97WS). Wine Spectator: "A white of terrific power and density, yet stays graceful and harmonious. The honeysuckle, lemon cake, peach and mineral flavors are accented by spice, all driven by the vivid structure. The aftertaste is long and expansive, featuring citrus, spice and mineral notes. Very complex and refined. Best from 2014 through 2030. 8 cases imported." (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Lucien le Moine Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru (qty: 6)


End Date: Aug 29 2015 6:30PM PT

Current Bid: $1047.00
Place Bid
WS 97

2008 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (94ST, 93RP, 93WS). Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Drop-dead gorgeous perfume of raspberry preserves, Asian spices and fresh rose, with a deeper suggestion of violet. Sappy, penetrating and pure, with strikingly intense red fruit flavors underpinned by tangy minerality. Finishes with resonating spiciness and a lingering floral note. This wine's clarity is striking." (06/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (qty: 1)


End Date: Aug 30 2015 9:30AM PT

Current Bid: $74.00
Place Bid
ST 94 RP 93 WS 93

2008 Marcassin "Marcassin Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Marcassin "Marcassin Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (100RP, 93WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Utterly perfect, the 2008 Chardonnay Marcassin Estate is a dead-ringer for the 2007, but slightly richer and longer, as hard as that may be to believe. This extraordinary effort is unquestionably the 'Chardonnay of the Vintage.' In fact, it may be the 'Chardonnay of the Decade.' Brioche, nectarine, citrus and orange blossom notes intermixed with a liqueur of rocks, great acid, phenomenal concentration and staggering length result in a sublime Chardonnay that should drink well for 15+ years. (RP)" (02/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Marcassin "Marcassin Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (qty: 1)


End Date: Aug 30 2015 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $295.00
Place Bid
RP 100 WS 93

2008 Domaine Jean Grivot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine Jean Grivot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru (94BH, 93RP, 93WS). Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A discreet touch of wood frames strikingly complex, ripe, fresh and quite densely fruited earth suffused red pinot aromas that lead to rich, full-bodied and textured flavors that exude an overt muscularity on the equally explosive finish where the integrated tannins confer a dusty mouth feel to the moderately austere finale. This is an extremely impressive effort but note that even more patience will be required." (01/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Domaine Jean Grivot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru (qty: 2)


End Date: Aug 30 2015 2:30PM PT

Current Bid: $175.00
Place Bid
BH 94 RP 93 WS 93

2008 Sine Qua Non "B 20" Syrah
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Sine Qua Non "B 20" Syrah (95RP, 94JS, 94ST, 93WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Syrah B-20 is a cool, inward wine graced with layers of beautifully delineated, chiseled fruit. This is a distinctly mineral, precise style relative to the more outgoing 2009, but both are striking. Floral notes add lift as the finish turns explosive with a burst of dark fruit, tar, licorice and crushed rocks. This is one of the more understated wines readers are likely to come across from Sine Qua Non. It is gorgeous when given the time to open up. The B-20 is predominantly Syrah, with 6% Grenache and 2% Viognier. About half of the Grenache was fermented with whole clusters and the wine was aged in French oak (60% new) for 26 months. (AG)" (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Sine Qua Non "B 20" Syrah (qty: 2)


End Date: Aug 30 2015 5:00PM PT


2008 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Chambertin Grand Cru (OWC)
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Chambertin Grand Cru in original wood. 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Chambertin Grand Cru (qty: 6)


End Date: Aug 30 2015 6:00PM PT

Current Bid: $900.00
Place Bid

2008 Lucien le Moine Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Lucien le Moine Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru ((91-94BH), (91-94ST)). Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(in barrel, not yet racked) Reticent nose shows grilled nuts, nut oil and lemon; in a slightly disorganized, oxidative stage and not quite pristine today. Then much fresher and more delineated in the mouth, with lovely sweetness to buffer the penetrating flavors of minerals, powdered stone and hazelnut oil. Finishes tight and long, with an almost tannic impression. In a somewhat awkward stage today; it's quite clear why this one will be bottled so late." (09/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Lucien le Moine Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru (qty: 6)


End Date: Aug 30 2015 6:30PM PT

Current Bid: $1050.00
Place Bid
BH 91 - 94 ST 91 - 94

2008 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Folatieres" (OWC)
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Folatieres" (OWC - (90-92BH)) in original wood. "Outstanding" and 90-92 points Allen Meadows: "A high-toned and clearly more elegant nose of green fruit, spice, stone and subtle floral nuances combines with detailed and admirably understated naturally sweet and minerally flavors that are striking in their purity, all wrapped in a long, linear and quite finely balanced finish. A wine of pungent minerality and finesse." (Tasted: Jun 01, 2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Folatieres" (qty: 6)


End Date: Aug 30 2015 6:30PM PT

Current Bid: $840.00
Place Bid
BH 90 - 92

2008 Fontaine-Gagnard Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Fontaine-Gagnard Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet (94BH, (90-93ST)). Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This really hasn't changed very much since my original review in 2010 (see herein) and the nose is still exceptionally fresh with aromas of white flower, spiced pear, apricot and mango. There is excellent richness to the rich, full, powerful and overtly well-muscled flavors that offer impressive volume and power on the textured, indeed even opulent finish that is amply concentrated and seriously long. Overall, this is still exceptionally young and I have added a few years to my estimated peak drinking window. In sum, this is a terrific Criots." (04/2013) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Fontaine-Gagnard Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet (qty: 6)


End Date: Aug 30 2015 7:00PM PT

Current Bid: $700.00
Place Bid
BH 94 ST 90 - 93

2008 Cayuse "Cailloux Vineyard" Walla Walla Valley Syrah
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Cayuse "Cailloux Vineyard" Walla Walla Valley Syrah (97RP, 97WE, 95WS, 94ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cailloux Vineyard Syrah contains 4% Viognier. Expressive game, bacon, and blueberry aromas are given uplift by the Viognier component. This savory, rich, lengthy Syrah can be enjoyed now and over the next 10-12 years... Just another great set of wines from Christophe Baron." (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Cayuse "Cailloux Vineyard" Walla Walla Valley Syrah (qty: 6)


End Date: Aug 31 2015 4:30PM PT


2008 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Echézeaux Grand Cru (OWC)
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Echézeaux Grand Cru (OWC - 93BH, (90-93ST), 92RP) in original wood. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(from vines in the lieu-dit en Orveaux) Bright, deep red-ruby. Pure, perfumed aromas of currant, violet and licorice. Suave and sweet, with pronounced minerality giving definition to the currant and floral flavors. A deep wine with a long, perfumed but slightly austere back end. Prost finds this difficult to taste today, noting that it's "a late ripener." (04/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Echézeaux Grand Cru (qty: 6)


End Date: Aug 31 2015 5:30PM PT

Current Bid: $570.00
Place Bid
BH 93 ST 90 - 93 RP 92

2008 Sine Qua Non "Jinete Bajo Vin de Paille" Roussanne (375ml) (OWC)
Bid on this 3-half-bottle lot of 2008 Sine Qua Non "Jinete Bajo Vin de Paille" Roussanne (375ml) (OWC - 96RP, 95ST) in original wood. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The days of the Mr. K wines are gone forever with the tragically premature death of Austrian Alois Kracher, who had partnered with Manfred Krankl in this intriguing homage to sweet nectars. Krankl continues on his own, and in Spring, 2011, he will release the 2008 Jinete Bajo Roussanne Vin de Paille, which is named after his wife's favorite horse. Made from 100% estate fruit, with a finished alcohol level of 11.8%, a whopping 240 grams per liter of residual sugar, and 8.7 grams of acidity, this is a pure nectar of honeyed marmalade, waxy, syrupy honeysuckle, exotic creme brulee, and citrus. The remarkable acidity cuts through the extraordinary sweetness, so the impression is fresh and vibrant. Krankl has pulled off a marvelous balancing act with this cuvee. How long will it last? I have no idea - maybe 50-100 years, but gi 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Sine Qua Non "Jinete Bajo Vin de Paille" Roussanne (375ml) (qty: 3)


End Date: Sep 1 2015 10:00AM PT

Current Bid: $360.00
Place Bid
RP 96 ST 95

2008 Rivers-Marie Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Rivers-Marie Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (93WS). Wine Spectator: "Enticingly smooth, rich and layered, delivering a classy, well-proportioned mix of mineral, currant, blackberry and cedar. Full-bodied and focused, ending with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2021." (11/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Rivers-Marie Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 2)


End Date: Sep 1 2015 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $110.00
Place Bid
WS 93

2008 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (96WE, 93JS). Wine Enthusiast: "*Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2012* A huge Cabernet, in the best sense of the word. It wasn't the easiest vintage, as 2007 was, but meticulous winemaking did the job, resulting in this amazingly rich, impressively ripe wine that's drinkable now and will develop for many years. The fruits veer toward blackberries, cherries and cola, and the tannins are soft and refined. One hundred percent new French oak isn't at all heavy, lending nuances of buttered toast and sweet wood tannins. Will easily age for 15 years." (02/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 2)


End Date: Sep 1 2015 1:00PM PT

Current Bid: $190.00
Place Bid
WE 96 JS 93

2008-2009 Herb Lamb "Two Old Dogs" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2008-2009 Herb Lamb "Two Old Dogs" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical, including 2-bottles of 2008 Herb Lamb "Two Old Dogs" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and 2-bottles of 2009 Herb Lamb "Two Old Dogs" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Of the 2008 Herb Lamb "Two Old Dogs" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,From the winemaker writes: "More than the previous vintages, this wine shows dense chocolate, cocoa powder in the nose, and is also plusher on the palate. It is sweet in the nose, like a Heath Bar or salt water taffy. It tastes like a big, juicy blueberry tart. This growing season on this vintage gave us some of the highest pHs of all the wines, which created a different style to this vintage than the others, but it has become a very nicely balanced wine." 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Herb Lamb "Two Old Dogs" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 2)
2009 Herb Lamb "Two Old Dogs" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 2)


End Date: Sep 1 2015 2:00PM PT

Current Bid: $160.00
Place Bid

2008 Cayuse "Bionic Frog" Walla Walla Valley Syrah
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Cayuse "Bionic Frog" Walla Walla Valley Syrah (100WE, 96RP, 96ST, 93WS). Wine Enthusiast: "Initially a rather subdued Frog; as if it has been tamed down. Then, suddenly, There’s a plush core of blackberry fruit, and the classic Cayuse funkiness is there, drenched in liquid rocks and cured meat and drying tannins. It’s all in proportion and a fine reflection of the steely vintage. As it opens gracefully you discover that it is a stunningly refined Frog, quite possibly the best ever; powerful and distinctive, but also elegant, feminine." (11/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Cayuse "Bionic Frog" Walla Walla Valley Syrah (qty: 3)


End Date: Sep 1 2015 4:30PM PT


2008 Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin-Clos de Beze Grand Cru
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin-Clos de Beze Grand Cru ((92-94BH), (91-93RP)). Allen Meadows - Burghound: " An expressive and elegant mélange of oak trimmed and very spicy red and blue pinot fruit aromas nuanced by hints of violets and the expected pungent Gevrey earth that is also picked up by the rich and particularly full flavors that possess a natural sweetness, which serves to buffer the firm tannins on the wonderfully persistent finish. A lovely and entirely classic Bèze that is built to age." (01/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin-Clos de Beze Grand Cru (qty: 6)


End Date: Sep 1 2015 5:30PM PT

Current Bid: $510.00
Place Bid
BH 92 - 94 RP 91 - 93

2008-2010 Ovid Napa Valley Proprietary Red Vertical
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008-2010 Ovid Napa Valley Proprietary Red Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2008 Ovid Napa Valley Proprietary Red ((93-94JS), 93RP, 93ST, 93WS), 1-bottle of 2009 Ovid Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (98RP, 97WE, 95ST, 95WS), and 1-bottle of 2010 Ovid Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend ((96-98RP), 97AG, 95ST, 92WS). Of the 2009 Ovid Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "The 2009 Ovid is stunningly beautiful. At times it shows a little more depth, power and richness than the Hexameter, but both wines are compelling. Endless layers of fruit saturate the palate as this rich, intense wine conquers the heart and intellect. A totally vivid wine, the 2009 is even more impressive from bottle than it was from barrel. Over the time I followed it, the 2009 gained finesse and elegance in the glass, which bodes quite well for the future. Intense graphite, crushed rocks and pencil shaving nuances add energy to the polished, huge finish. 98+ points. (AG)" (12/ 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Ovid Napa Valley Proprietary Red (qty: 1)
2009 Ovid Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)
2010 Ovid Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 1 2015 6:30PM PT


2008 Domenico Clerico "Ciabot Mentin" Barolo
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Domenico Clerico "Ciabot Mentin" Barolo (96ST, 93JS, 92RP, 92WS). Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(Clerico is no longer using Ginestra on the label as of 2007: a change in the law recognized numerous crus, including Ginestra, but since many other growers use Ginestra on their labels, Clerico decided to name this wine after his own parcel): Medium red. Deeper and richer on the nose than the Pajana, with scents of redcurrant, mocha, dried flowers and earth. Wonderfully deep, layered and sweet; lush but with good limestone lift. This floods the palate with flavor and lingers with exceptional purity and persistence. " (10/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Domenico Clerico "Ciabot Mentin" Barolo (qty: 3)


End Date: Sep 2 2015 10:30AM PT


2008 Bryant Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Bryant Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (97WS, 94JS, 94RP, 94ST). Wine Spectator: "Deep, rich and expressive, with a broad range of complex flavors, extending from fleshy currant to dark berry, mineral, cedar, mocha and espresso. Full-bodied, ending with a pleasant lift to all the flavors, giving this a supple, gracious aftertaste. Drink now through 2026. " (11/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Bryant Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 2 2015 1:30PM PT


2008 Futo Oakville Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Futo Oakville Bordeaux Blend (96WS, 95RP, 93ST). Wine Spectator: "Complex, ripe and alluring aromatics lead to a tight, firm, vivid mix of dark berry character, with blackberry, wild raspberry and currant. Medium- to full-bodied and remarkably elegant and refined on the palate. There's sufficient tannins, yet the acidity is crisp and refreshing. A stylish Cabernet. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2024." (10/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Futo Oakville Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 2 2015 2:00PM PT

Current Bid: $180.00
Place Bid
WS 96 RP 95 ST 93

2008 Brewer-Clifton "Sweeney Canyon" Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Brewer-Clifton "Sweeney Canyon" Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay (97RP). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 continues the trend of rating all the older Sweeney Canyon Chardonnays higher than I did early in their lives. That’s an indication of great winemaking from a spectacular site. The age old argument of whether a Chardonnay improves in the bottle is answered positively by how the wines in this vertical have performed. The 2008 Chardonnay displays a French style with lots of white corn, white peach, honeysuckle, wet rock and spice characteristics. Tropical fruit notes appear on the palate, and there is enough acidity to support and delineate the wine’s superb richness. The alcohol came in at 15.3%, relatively modest by Brewer-Clifton standards. The 2008 should drink well for at least 8-10 more years. (RP)" (11/2013) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Brewer-Clifton "Sweeney Canyon" Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay (qty: 2)


End Date: Sep 2 2015 3:30PM PT

Current Bid: $116.00
Place Bid
RP 97

2008 Alban "Reva" Edna Valley Syrah
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Alban "Reva" Edna Valley Syrah ((95-96JS), 96RP, 94ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Reva (Syrah) is stunningly beautiful. This is a relatively delicate, feminine Reva that impresses for its length, balance and utter purity of fruit. Dark red cherries, flowers, mint and silky, saline notes wrap around the expressive fruit on the long, polished finish. A hint of truffles adds to the wine’s sensual, totally beguiling personality. In 2008, the Reva is drop-dead gorgeous. Readers should note that, in this vintage, there is no Lorraine or Seymour’s, so the 2008 is a 'super-Reva!' Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. 96+ points. (AG)" (08/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Alban "Reva" Edna Valley Syrah (qty: 6)


End Date: Sep 2 2015 4:30PM PT

Current Bid: $510.00
Place Bid
JS 95 - 96 RP 96 ST 94

2008 Joseph Drouhin Grands Echezeaux (OWC)
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Joseph Drouhin Grands Echezeaux (OWC - 93BH, 93ST, 91RP) in original wood. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Pungent, highly expressive aromas of raspberry, blood orange, flowers and spices; exotic in the context of this classic vintage. Juicy, sweet and gripping on the palate, with a weightless, delicate quality to the sharply delineated flavors of raspberry, orange peel and minerals. Really effortless, classy wine, conveying an impression of extract without extraction. Finishes with suave tannins and impressive subtle persistence. A beauty." (03/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru (qty: 6)


End Date: Sep 2 2015 5:00PM PT

Current Bid: $810.00
Place Bid
BH 93 ST 93 RP 91

2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (97AG, 95CG, 95JS, 94WS, 93RP, 93ST, 93WE). Antonio Galloni: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia is a towering, statuesque wine bursting with blackberry jam, tar, spices, leather and licorice. It shows fabulous depth and richness backed up by serious, imposing tannins that suggest it has a long life. Ideally, the 2008 should be purchased by those who can be patient; it is not a wine for those seeking immediate gratification. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec. " (12/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 4)


End Date: Sep 2 2015 5:00PM PT


2008 Quilceda Creek "Palengat Vineyard" Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Quilceda Creek "Palengat Vineyard" Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon (97RP, 94ST, 93WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Palengat Proprietary Red Wine is made up of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, with the balance Merlot and Petit Verdot. The fruit was sourced entirely from the Palengat Vineyard. Pain grille, pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, violets, dried herbs, black currant, and blackberry aromas compose the bouquet of this impeccably balanced offering. It opens in the glass to reveal plush, succulent flavors, superb concentration, plenty of ripe tannin, and at least 4-5 years of aging potential. It will deliver optimum drinking from 2015 to 2028. (JM)" (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Quilceda Creek "Palengat Vineyard" Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 6)


End Date: Sep 2 2015 5:00PM PT

Current Bid: $480.00
Place Bid
RP 97 ST 94 WE 93

2008 Sine Qua Non "The Pontiff" Rosé
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Sine Qua Non "The Pontiff" Rosé. Jancis Robinson: "47% Grenache, 31% Syrah, 22% Roussanne. Deep bricky pink. Spicy, peppery, Victoria plums, strawberry, still lots of fruit. So fragrant and so fruity for a rosé that is four years old. Full flavoured and silky and powerful. Would be better if it were served cooler. Lots of spice on the finish. Very long. Carries its alcohol better and is less viscous than the On the Lam. Drink 2010-2013." (10/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Sine Qua Non "The Pontiff" Rosé (qty: 3)


End Date: Sep 3 2015 9:30AM PT

Current Bid: $180.00
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2008 Heitz Cellar "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Heitz Cellar "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A legend in Napa Valley Cabernet, Martha's Vineyard in the Oakville appellation is now certified organic by CCOF. The good news, according to the winery's note, is that the 2008 Martha's is another enchanting, beautifully balanced vintage. The not-as-good news is that only 500 cases of this sought-after, classic Napa Valley bottling were produced, one of the smallest releases ever, possibly resulting from the vexing frost events of 2008. Here's Heitz Cellar's tasting note: "This elegant Cabernet is a fruit forward wine with an engagingly soft and sweet center, and just a touch of graphite from the gravelly soils. Aromas of eucalyptus, sage, and green tea mingle with blackberry and cassis. The palate shows incredible finesse, and smooth tannins lead to a long, silky finish. In true Martha's fashion, this Cabernet is lovely to drink now and has the structure to age gracefully." 

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2008 Heitz Cellar "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 3 2015 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $140.00
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2006 & 2008 Dark Matter Howell Mountain Zinfandel Tasting Lot
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2006 & 2008 Dark Matter Howell Mountain Zinfandel Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2006 Dark Matter Howell Mountain Zinfandel ((91-93RP), 92ST) and 1-bottle of 2008 Dark Matter Howell Mountain Zinfandel. Of the 2006 Dark Matter Howell Mountain Zinfandel,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "In contrast, a promising, complex wine that walks a razor’s edge between ripeness and overripeness, and equilibrium versus imbalance is the brilliant 2006 Zinfandel Dark Matter. Displaying deep, earthy, pepper, black raspberry, cherry, and forest floor notes, it could be mistaken for a top-class Pinot Noir or red Burgundy. Extremely complex by Zinfandel standards, this medium to full-bodied effort reveals no evidence of oak aging, and it finishes with tremendous balance in spite of its substantial size and fruit. This wine is still in barrel! " (12/2008) 

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2006 Dark Matter Howell Mountain Zinfandel (qty: 1)
2008 Dark Matter Howell Mountain Zinfandel (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 3 2015 2:00PM PT

Current Bid: $120.00
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RP 91 - 93 ST 92

2008 Donelan "Griffin's Lair" Sonoma Coast Syrah (1.5L)
Bid on this magnum of 2008 Donelan "Griffin's Lair" Sonoma Coast Syrah (1.5L) ((95-97RP)). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The prodigious, opaque purple-colored 2008 Donelan Syrah Griffin’s Lair (100% Syrah, 50% whole clusters) boasts glorious aromas of flowers, blackberry liqueur, lavender, and subtle hints of smoke, tar, and black truffles. This dense, full-bodied, multidimensional, exquisite Syrah requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and should drink well for 15-20. (RP)" (02/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Donelan "Griffin's Lair" Sonoma Coast Syrah (1.5L) (qty: 1)


Auction Start Date: Aug 27 2015 4:00PM PT   

Starting Bid: $100.00
RP 95 - 97

2006-2009 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend Vertical
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2006-2009 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2006 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (96JS, 96RP, 94ST, 93W&S, 93WE), 1-bottle of 2007 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (98RP, 97WE, 96W&S, 94ST, 93JS), 1-bottle of 2008 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (99RP, 95JS, 94WS, 93ST, 92WE), and 1-bottle of 2009 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (98JS, 97RP, 95ST, 93WS). Of the 2008 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. (RP)" (12/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2006 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)
2007 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)
2008 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)
2009 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)


Auction Start Date: Aug 27 2015 5:30PM PT   


2006-2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2006-2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2006 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 1-bottle of 2007 Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (95WE, 90WS), 1-bottle of 2008 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (93WS), and 1-bottle of 2009 Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (92WE, 90CG, 90WS). Of the 2007 Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,Wine Enthusiast writes: " *Editors' Choice* A tremendous Cabernet, one of the last to come from the great 2007 vintage. Drinking perfectly now, it’s a soft, smooth sipper, with lush flavors of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cocoa and cedar. The addition of Merlot brings a soft, mellowed mouthfeel. Picking up bottle bouquet at the age of four, it will continue to gain traction for many years." (12/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2006 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2007 Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2008 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2009 Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


Auction Start Date: Aug 27 2015 7:00PM PT