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La Guita Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda

92 points Wine Spectator: "*Smart Buys* This round white has texture and grip, with rich and focused flavors of apple, almond, green olive and brine. Offers plenty of fruit, but remains grounded thanks to the briny character. Expressive and balanced." (11/2012) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV La Guita Manzanilla has always had a very strong and marked character of brine, green olives and mustard seeds, with an overall sweet sensation. The medium-bodied palate is precise, very dry and intense, with some brine and rancio flavors and great length. The quality of this wine has increased notably in the last few ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 92 RP 90

Alvear "1927" Pedro Ximenez Solera Montilla-Moriles (375ml)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 is non-vintage, but does have some 1927 material in it. This is totally dark brown/amber with notes of figs, toffee, caramel syrup, molasses and coffee. It is dense, super sweet, intense, rich and an amazingly, unctuously textured, thick beverage to consume slowly and introspectively after a meal. Drink now through 2050, or even longer. (RP)" (11/2015) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Top 100 Wines of 2012, Editors' Choice* A rank well above most PX sweeties, with lush but fresh aromas of raisin and spice that are distinctly not syrupy or heavy. Feels thi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


Lustau "San Emilio Solera Reserva" Pedro Ximénez Jerez

93 points Wine & Spirits: "Although part of Lustau’s basic line, this Solera PX shows great depth of flavor, a complex network of caramelized aromas mingling with notes reminiscent of dried plums, chocolate and exotic spices. Sweet and opulent, this is creamy and rich in all its aspects." (10/2015) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "With piercing aromas of raisin pudding, molasses and spice, this rolls out the welcome mat and more. Luscious is probably as tame as you can put it; this is a ribald sweet wine with acidic backbone and hugely intense flavors of baked brown sugar, cinnamon cake and molasses. Powerful but s ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


La Cigarrera Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda (375ml)

Wine Spectator: "Shows a light piney hint before bright chamomile and honeysuckle aromas fill in. Rather nervy through the palate, featuring a finish of green almond and fennel notes. (Web-2014)" K&L Notes: A wonderful expression of Manzanilla, the La Cigarrera always comes to us very fresh, expressing the briny, sea air quality for which these wines are known. It is bone dry, appley and has suggestions of loquat fruit and pits, with terrific complexity, no doubt due to the bodega's prime location in the "barrio bajo" section of Sanlucar, as well as its use of an amazing eight criade... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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El Maestro Sierra Fino Jerez de la Frontera (375ml)

91 points Wine & Spirits: "Gently floral, with hints of iodine and pepper, this is a subtle and delicate Fino. The acidity keeps up the tension while the texture feels soft. Give it time in the glass and spicy scents emerge, along with an intriguing fruitiness." (10/2013) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The non-vintage Fino offers up aromas and flavors of sea salt and roasted nuts. It is excellent as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to sushi. (JM)" (2/2007) Jancis Robinson: "Quite subtle and light. Delicate but not thin - tangy and bright, in fact." (9/2012) K&L Notes: El Maestro Sierra is a terrific boutique sherry bodega in Jerez de la Fronte... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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W&S 91 RP 90

Lustau Dry Amontillado "Los Arcos" Solera Reserva

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The non-vintage Dry Amontillado Los Arcos Solera Reserva reveals a medium amber hue along with a nutty, honeyed, dry personality with great acid... The portfolio of under $25 a bottle selections represents remarkable value for their complex, well-made personalities. Lustau includes a bottling date code as purchasers would want to buy Finos and Manzanillas as young as possible. It is difficult to describe the glories of sherry, but I’ll try. These Solera Reservas are all great reference points at a low price point from Lustau. (RP)" (8/2012) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Walnut, halva, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 93 WS 90

Valdespino "Deliciosa" Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The impressive line-up is opened with the pale-colored NV Manzanilla Deliciosa, which is produced with Palomino grapes from the Miraflores vineyard and aged for five years under yeast. It is a finer version of La Guita, easy to drink, with a sweet note of apples in the nose, a polished and gentle palate, ending with a saline touch. Drink 2013-2014." (8/2013) Wine Spectator: "Lovely salt, Brazil nut and floral notes combine with a bitter citrus oil accent on the taut finish. Drink now. (Web-2013)"  


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Valdespino "Inocente" Fino Jerez

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Fino Inocente must be one of the few wines in Jerez that is still fermented in 600-liter American oak botas, which is an incredible amount of work compared with fermenting tens of thousands of kilos of grapes (or even more) in a big stainless steel tank. This method was the norm of yesteryear, but is so labor intense that it was discontinued in most wineries, and gives a big diversity of wines, as each barrel has its own character, which contributes to the complexity of the blend. Furthermore, the bottled wine is on average 8 to 10 years old. One ...Read More » 


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RP 94 WS 92

Tio Pepe (Gonzalez Byass) Fino Sherry

Jancis Robinson: "Salt, fresh green apple, iodine and mushroom with a winning creamy texture and lovely clarity. Excellent, as usual. (RH)" (11/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Talking about which, the NV Tio Pepe Fino is an icon of Sherry wine. Produced from Palomino grapes aged in the Tio Pepe solera for an average of four years under flor. It has a light nose of dried flowers, almonds and olives, in a subtle way and a dry palate dominated by the chalky notes. Light and easy to drink, it is a good introduction to Fino Sherry. (LG)" (8/2013) Wine Spectator: "Shows a rounded edge for a fino, with blanched almond and wh ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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Lustau East India Solera

92 points Wine & Spirits: "This is a selection from botas of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez raised separately and then blended to age for three years in solera. The result puts the sweetness of the PX in front, with flavors of plum jam and tobacco. The salinity of the Oloroso brings freshness and fine minerality that play softly in the background." (6/2011) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This traditional wine from Lustau is made in the Cream style. It’s dark and pretty, with PX-ish prune and caramel aromas. It’s not as thick as Pedro Ximénez, and thus isn’t syrupy. But it’s certainly rich and full of cookie, molasses, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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W&S 92 WE 90

Emilio Hidalgo "Morenita" Cream Jerez

91 points Wine Spectator: "This is bright for a cream Sherry, with green tea and singed ginger notes out front, providing heft to the date, raisin, caramel and charred bourbon barrel accents. The sleek finish lets the green tea edge reemerge, with well-embedded acidity for length. Drink now. (JM)" (10/2013) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "***Best Buy*** Smooth and sweet, like a cream Sherry is supposed to be. On the nose, this one easily shifts from ripe apricot and peach fruit to nuts and saline. The palate starts with a blast of coffee and mocha and then folds in brown sugar and spice. Sweet, long and generous ...Read More » 


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WS 91 WE 90

Emilio Hidalgo "Gobernador" Oloroso Seco Jerez

94 points Wine & Spirits: "Notes of anise and clove distinguish this robust Oloroso, accenting its salinity. It recalls the coasts of Jerez with aromas and flavors of iodine, salt and the signature earthy dampness of Hidalgo's very old soleras. Firm on the palate, with sharp acidity that penetrates the depths of the wine's flavors, this would be delicious with clams sautéed in olive oil and garlic." (6/2009) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Shows lovely focus and persistence, with a prominent thread of bitter almond that runs from start to finish, while singed clove, dried orange peel, juniper, roasted cedar and gi ...Read More » 


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W&S 94 WS 92

Valdespino "Tio Diego" Amontillado Jerez

93 points Wine & Spirits: "Extremely dry, this austere Amontillado comes from the white chalky albariza soils of the famed Macharnudo vineyard. It aged under flor for about eight years, and then spent eight more years aging oxidatively before being bottled. At first, it shows only the classic flavors of iodine and salt, with enchanting sea breeze notes. You have to wait for the fruit flavors to emerge, notes of roasted white fruit and nuts emerging in the midst of its cool flavors. Only for fans of super-dry Sherry, this is ideal for mojama, cured tuna belly." (10/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Tio D ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


Antonio Barbadillo "Obispo Gascón" Palo Cortado

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Palo Cortado Obispo Gascon, produced from Palomino grapes averaging 20 years old, and shows the telltale nose of Palo Cortado with its lactic touch and an off-dry nose of apricots, blond tobacco and spices. The palate is dominated by the salty notes (common to all Barbadillo wines), sharp, medium-bodied, with great length. Drink 2013-2019. (LG)" (8/2013) 91 points Wine Spectator: "A plump style, with glazed peach, toasted pecan and ginger notes backed by elegant green tea, ginger and incense accents. The very dry, walnut- and iodine-edged finish holds on thanks to riveting ac ...Read More » 


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RP 92 WS 91

Valdespino "Viejo CP" Palo Cortado Jerez

96 points Wine & Spirits: "The wines that make up this Palo Cortado have an average age of more than 25 years. Originally, it was aged in Calle Ponce in the city of Jerez; hence the initials still printed on the label. During aging, the wine is refreshed with Fino Inocente and Amontillado Tío Diego, two other top bottlings in Valdespino’s portfolio. The end result is a wine that smells smoky and rich in caramelized flavor, but tastes dry to the bone; all those ripe flavors become the purest mineral impressions. A sense of chalky albariza soil floods the palate as the acidity tingl ...Read More » 


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W&S 96 RP 93

Gonzalez Byass "Matusalem" Oloroso VORS (375ml)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Matusalem 30 Anos Oloroso VORS used to be sold as Oloroso Dulce, but this category is no more contemplated by the appellation, so technically it will be a Cream, but that’s a category that has some not-so-positive connotations in certain markets. Anyway, it is produced with 75% Palomino and 25% Pedro Ximenez grapes. The solera dates from 1847, and the bottled wine is on average 30 years old. The palate is very sweet, with the Oloroso character fighting hard not to be dominated by the typical flavors of Pedro Ximenez, dry figs, coffee, arrope, and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


Bodegas Yuste "Aurora" Amontillado Sanlucar de Barrameda 500ml

From a solera begun in 1991, this spectacular Sanluqueño Amontillado contains wine of an average age of 15-20 years old. Blended in, there is a tiny amount of very old wine discovered in the bodega shortly after its purchase. It had been sealed in plaster, as the former owner was apparently determined to keep this pre-phylloxera wine, unblended, all to himself! Aromatics reveal salty flor, followed by toffee. The wine is racy on the palate, until it turns rich and succulent, with buttered and roasted pecan and almond flavors. This is really quite good. (... Read More » 


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Lustau Almacenista Oloroso "Pata de Gallina" (500ml)

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Juan García Jarana, the motorcycle magnate of Jerez, sells a portion of his soleras to Lustau for this delicate Oloroso. It starts with notes of candied almonds, coconut palm syrup and caramel. The hint of salinity lends complexity and freshness, without diminishing that delicate, pleasing sweetness." (6/2009) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Just add this oloroso to the growing list of excellent Sherries from Lustau. This one is tellingly nutty on the nose, thus the hazelnut and walnut flavors are expected as they become part of a bigger painting that includes coffee, bitter chocolate an ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


Valdespino "Don Gonzalo" Oloroso VOS Jerez

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Don Gonzalo Oloroso 20 Anos VOS, produced with Palomino grapes from the Carrascal vineyards, is fermented in stainless steel and aged for over 20 years in oak botas. It is a very serious Oloroso, even if it’s not totally dry. It offers bitter almonds, hazelnuts, incense, Cuban cigar ash, and dark chocolate as well as a complex, a very intense, round and ample palate. This wine really fills your mouth. Very intense and with great acidity, it represents very good value for the quality it delivers. A tamed beast. I’ve often called Valdespino “the Rom ...Read More » 


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RP 95 WS 92

Rey Fernando de Castilla Fino Jerez

91 points Wine Spectator: "This has enticing range, with hints of nectarine and white peach out front, followed quickly by a saltier profile of chalk, quinine, Brazil nut and citrus oil. The long, vigorous finish has lovely spine, leaving a fleur de sel note echoing. (JM)" (8/2014) K&L Notes: Lots of attention has recently been placed on the historic region and stunning wines of Jerez. Despite all the newspaper articles, restaurant by-the-glass placements, even a serious new book on the topic, the spotlight has generally avoided Rey Fernando de Castilla. Now that we finally have the wines avai... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 91

Cruz Vieja Viña Roble Oloroso Jerez

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The textbook NV Oloroso en Rama Cruz Vieja is bottled from a solera started in 1900 and the wine averages 10 years of age. It's immediately recognizable as Oloroso, and even if it's not particularly old or complex, it's really pleasant. It mixes noble woods, with bitter marmalade, tobacco and spices. The palate is round and balanced, with good intensity. (LG)" (4/2016) 90 points Wine Spectator: "A high-pitched oloroso, with singed orange peel, dried persimmon, Brazil nut and green tea notes allied to a nervy spine. A little shy on bass, but shows plenty of cut and drive. (JL) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 91 WS 90

Pérez Barquero "Gran Barquero" Oloroso Montilla Moriles

94 points Wine & Spirits: "Although most Sherry producers offer PX wines, there is, in fact, very little pedro ximénez planted in Jerez, Sanlúcar and El Puerto. Most of the vines are in Montilla-Moriles, where the grapes can produce both super-sweet and concentrated wines, as well as Finos that are both very dry and very ripe. This Oloroso, aged more than 30 years in botas, is intensely saline and earthy, with complex nutty flavors. It is very dry, yet generous and ripe, a vibrant wine that would go well with braised lamb." (10/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Oloroso Gran Barquero is produced from Ped ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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W&S 94 RP 92

Alexander Jules Amontillado 3/10 (500ml)

Alex Russan strikes again with this fantastic, perfectly intense, yet supple (read: drinkable!) Amontillado! It's truly best of class stuff, which means, in the world of Sherry, that you are getting a top value high end wine for an incredibly reasonable price. If you know what Alex has accomplished in the world of barrel selected Sherry, then you have no reason to doubt this bottle's deliciousness. And if you don't know...this recent Amontillado bottling provides the ideal opportunity to get caught up! 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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M. Sanchez Ayala "Gabriela" Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda

Miguel Sanchez Ayala is one of the bodegas for Manzanilla - conspicuously representing the source of Equipo Navazos' La Bota de Manzanilla bottlings over the years. With vineyards located in the famous Pago Balbaína zone, fermentations carried out themselves and a location in Sanlucar's barrio bajo neighborhood, this is a salty, savory, complete and satisfying Manzanilla. 


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Gonzalez Byass "Viña AB" Amontillado

93 points Wine & Spirits: "This is the youngest Amontillado from Gonzalez Byass, with four years of aging under flor and another four years in oxidative aging. True to form, it is a delightful wine, graceful and elegant in its fine balance between acidity, minerality and a soft, almost delicate body. It takes on surprising force with air, a sense of limestone in scent and flavor that propels the wine toward something rich, like grilled sea bass." (10/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "A dry version, with good tension to the walnut, singed orange peel and cardamom flavors. Offers a focused, salty finish. (JM) ...Read More » 


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W&S 93 WS 90

Rey Fernando de Castilla Amontillado Jerez

90 points Wine Spectator: "Round, rich style. Sports bitter chocolate, toffee, honey and ocean brine flavors, picking up a burnt edge. Balanced, ending with a dry, pungent finish. Drink now. (BS)" (11/2006) K&L Notes: Lots of attention has recently been placed on the historic region and stunning wines of Jerez. Given all the newspaper articles, restaurant by-the-glass placements, even a serious new book on the topic, the spotlight has generally avoided Rey Fernando de Castilla. Now that we finally have the wines available to us in California, it is our intention to change that and spread the w... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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WS 90

Herederos De Argueso "San Leon" Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda (500ml)

Here is a delicious manzanilla from this smaller independent sherry bodega located in Sanlucar de Barrameda. Their palomino grapes are grown in a few of the best pagos in the area: Tizon and Añina, in the white, chalky "albariza" soils for which the region is famous. After a hand harvesting, a combination of free run juice and pressed juice are fermented in stainless steel vats, prior to a traditional solera aging program. This delicious, complete manzanilla shows both the characteristic bright and briny quality, along with some real richness and leng... Read More » 


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WS 91

Gonzalez Byass "Noe" Pedro Ximenez VORS Jerez de la Frontera (375ml)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Raisin and more raisin aromas come with touches of cinnamon, caramel and molasses. This feels viscous but not gooey, and thus it's just right as P. X. goes. Flavors of caramel, fig and raisin finish with elegance and bolstering acidity. (MS)" (5/2016) 94 points Wine Spectator: "This has all the dark prune, toasted raisin, pudding and molasses notes you'd expect from a PX, but also manages to pull in dried star anise, fresh espresso and green tea hints that impart extra lift and range. Instead of rumbling through the finish, this displays some cut and freshness, putting it a step ahe ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


Bodegas Yuste "La Kika" Manzanilla Pasada Sanlucar de Barrameda (375ml)

Paco Yuste, a native of Sanlucar de Barrameda, not only has Manzanilla in his blood, but very good Manzanilla at that! Having achieved success in the beverage distribution business, Mr. Yuste has been able to put his capital to work in the past few decades, purchasing bodegas, restoring old soleras, and selling top quality Sanlucar Sherry. The "La Kika" is a Pasada well over 10 years old from Yuste's Bodega Santa Ana. According to the importer: "it is a wine well worth watching in bottle for months, if not a year or two. Bottle aged versions should be qu... Read More » 


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Gonzalez Byass "Apóstoles" Palo Cortado VORS Jerez (375ml)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Apostoles VORS is a blend of Palomino made into Palo Cortado and 10% Pedro Ximenez, assembled after their first five years of aging after which they completed their 30 years in barrel together. It shows a mahogany color and a predominant note of raisins among the hazelnuts, candied fruit and sweet vanilla. The off-dry palate has intense flavors of dates, dry figs and raisins, with great persistence and length. The blending makes it very approachable and good to combine with cured cheeses. A unique, off-dry Palo Cortado. Drink 2013-2017. (LG) ...Read More » 


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Cruz Vieja Viña Roble Amontillado Jerez

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Going one step beyond, the NV Amontillado en Rama Cruz Vieja is aged for five years under 'flor' and then a further seven years in topped up barrels once the alcohol was adjusted to 17.5% in the 'soleras' and 'criaderas' system for an average of seven years. It is an elegant, floral wine, with subtle notes of hazelnuts, pine nuts, flowers, honey and a very sharp, salty palate, that makes it extremely long. This is the May 2014 bottling (Lot-141603), and I consider this a great value Amontillado. 1,000 bottles were filled. (LG)" (12/2014) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a smoked al ...Read More » 


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RP 91 WS 90

El Maestro Sierra Oloroso VORS 1/14 Jerez de la Frontera (375ml) (Previously $100)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The (Vinos Viejos) Oloroso 1/14 VORS is medium amber and spicier than its predecessor, with just noticeable sweetness, complex flavors (toffee and caramel come to mind) and outstanding length. (JM)" (2/2007) 93 points Wine & Spirits: "A deliciously seductive combination of salty flavors and caramel notes, this is the kind of blend you will only find in Jerez, a juxtaposition of something like dried oysters bathed in drops of almond syrup. The creaminess of the texture makes the structure more approachable. A formidable Oloroso from 50-year-old wines and an ideal match for smoked sar ...Read More » 


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RP 93 W&S 93

Cruz Vieja Fino en Rama Jerez (375ml)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Fino en Rama Cruz Vieja is an unfiltered and un-fined Fino aged for an average of five to seven years under 'flor'. It has a textbook Fino nose of albariza soil, esparto grass, green olives and iodine, balanced and pungent. It has a medium-bodied palate with some volume and sweet green olive flavors. Only 1.260 bottles produced, which are for now sold in Spain and Japan. This is the bottling from May 2014. (LG)" (9/2014) K&L Notes: We are thrilled to introduce you to the newest winery in Jerez, Bodegas Faustino Gonzalez, who just began commercializing and bott... Read More » 


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RP 91

Pérez Barquero "Gran Barquero" Fino Montilla-Moriles

93 points Wine & Spirits: "Inland from the coast, Montilla-Moriles does not feel the influence of the sea as greatly as Jerez. In the warmer climate, the wines tend to be more unctuous and ripe. In this case, the pedro ximénez has been vinified under flor, which gives it an inescapably salty flavor that overpowers the candied apricot and prune fruit. In the end, it’s a dry, delicious sherry for jamón serrano." (10/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Fino Gran Barquero is aged 8-10 years under flor, pushing the limits of biological aging, which gives it a different profile: It is a big step up in quality, ...Read More » 


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W&S 93 RP 92

Lustau Gran Reserva Brandy de Jerez (750ml)

Finally an affordable and high quality sherry-matured delight for Speyside single malt drinkers who can't get enough sherry flavor! The Lustau brandies combine Spanish distillation with top notch maturation in sherry butts from one of Jerez's top producers. The standard Gran Reserva is from an oloroso sherry solera with a minimum of ten years of age, making it similar in its concentration and richness to something like Macallan 12 or Glenfarclas 10. The flavors are of cocoa, cakebread, and toasted almonds. 


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Lustau Solera "Finest Selection" Gran Reserva Spanish Brandy de Jerez (750ml)

Finally an affordable and high quality sherry-matured delight for Speyside single malt drinkers who can't get enough sherry flavor! The Lustau brandies combine Spanish distillation with top notch maturation in sherry butts from one of Jerez's top producers. Aged for a minimum of fifteen years, the Finest Selection is a blend of brandies matured in sherry butts that held amontillado, oloroso, and pedro ximinez brandies for forty to fifty years. It's a sure fire winner for those looking for supreme sherry concentration. It's the sherry bomb of Spanish bran... Read More » 


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Bodegas Yuste "Aurora" Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda 500ml

An incredible 8-10 year average age Manzanilla, the Aurora is our newest Manzanilla and one of our more exciting Sanluqueño offerings in quite a while! A blend of two different soleras: one in barrio bajo which contributes umami driven savoriness and the other in barrio alto which lends a round richness, this is a Manzanilla that satisfies and clearly is punching beyond its weight class. Aromas of flor and tarragon lead to a lovely appley palate with surprising textural weight and length. A must try for fans of the inimitable dry Sherries of Sanlucar de... Read More » 


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Rey Fernando de Castilla "Antique" Palo Cortado Jerez (500ml)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The amber-colored NV Antique Palo Cortado has a clean, changing, lifted nose of white chocolate, orange marmalade, almonds and incense, while the balanced palate comes through quite intense, sharp, with good acidity and length. 3,000 bottles were filled. Drink 2013-2019. (LG)" (8/2013) 92 points Wine Spectator: "A dry, piercing style, with a lovely orange blossom note that gives way quickly to sea salt, dried orange peel, walnut, bitter almond and cardamom accents. This offers a bright, brisk finish. Drink now." (10/2013) Decanter: "Orange, spice, citrus and salt on the nose. Pungent, spicy oak ...Read More » 


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RP 93 WS 92

Alexander Jules Fino "4/65" Jerez de la Frontera

An incredibly elegant series of barrel-selected Sherries, personally chosen by Alex Russan, a passionate Sherry evangelist. Alex's belief that Sherry can be amongst the most complex, versatile, and deeply satisfying of all wines, particularly when they are carefully selected, blended, and minimally processed, is one with which we here completely agree. This Fino is fresh and lively enough to pair with savory foods as well as delicate desserts. 


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Bodegas Tradición Fino Viejo Jerez

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tradición keeps releasing unfiltered, 3,000-bottle lots of a very old (average 10 years under 'flor') Fino from their 'soleras'. I've drunk this wine quite frequently over the past 18 months and it's going from strength to strength. The nose is full of aromas; chalk, hay and straw, esparto grass, brine, very strong green olives and sea breeze. The palate is medium to full-bodied and unctuous reflecting a wine that has consumed the glycerin by the effect of the flor and then gained volume from the dead yeasts. This is a serious, powerful, concentrated Fin ...Read More » 


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RP 92 WS 90

Cesar Florido "Peña del Aguila" Palo Cortado (375ml) (Previously $70)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Pena del Aguila Palo Cortado, produced from 25-year-old Palomino vines from albariza soils in pago Miraflores, has had five years of biological aging before completing the oxidative cycle, something not so common for a Palo Cortado. Dark amber in color, it has an intense nose of incense, white chocolate, marmalade, nuts, old wood and smoke. The medium-bodied palate brings back the mahogany wood and hazelnut flavors, ending dry and a tad warm. Drink 2013-2017." (8/2013) K&L Notes: What a rare, tongue twirling, delicious old sherry! Cesar Florido is, to my knowl... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 91

Bodegas Tradicion Oloroso VORS Jerez

96 points Wine & Spirits: "Given the age of the stocks (some more than 45 years old), this wine has amazing fruit presence. While Tradición hones to a dry style for its wines, this bottling has a certain voluptuousness and fruitiness that’s unusual in wines of this style. Youthful and complex, it deserves time and patience when you open the bottle, a wine of meditation, one to accompany late night conversations about changing the world." (2/2014) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The single vintage wines are different, but they are not necessarily better than the solera wines. In fact I preferred the Oloroso VORS to ...Read More » 


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W&S 96 RP 95

El Maestro Sierra "1830" Amontillado VORS Jerez de la Frontera (375ml) (Previously $100)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Next in sweetness is the light amber colored non-vintage (Vinos Viejos) Amontillado 1830 VORS, which has been aged at least 50 years in the solera system. It is racy and intense and would work well with lobster bisque." (2/2011) K&L Notes: El Maestro Sierra is a terrific boutique Sherry bodega in Jerez de la Frontera. Originally founded by a master carpenter, Jose Antonio Sierra, who was in the business of creating barrels for other Sherry bodegas, the bodega is now owned by three women. That's right, in this very male dominated segment of the Spanish wine business, ... Read More » 


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1929 Bodegas Toro Albala "Don Px Convento Seleccion" Pedro Ximenez Jerez (Previously $400)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Older is not necessarily better. The extreme 1929 Don PX Convento Selección is a thick, dense and unusual, rare sweet beast. It is very dark with a green border, dense, oily and serious full-bodied palate with the profile of a PX from Jerez. With 500 grams of residual sugar per liter, it is a little monolithic, a little heavy and not so easy to drink. Still it is an impressive, very sweet wine that is really unique. 6,200 bottles were filled in September 2014. Toro Albalá from Montilla-Moriles keeps releasing small lots of very old vintage-dated sweet P ...Read More » 


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Pérez Barquero "1955 Solera Cinquentenario" Palo Cortado Montilla Moriles (Previously $200)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I guess the market pressure (there's even a documentary film called El Misterio del Palo Cortado) made them release the first Palo Cortado I've seen from Pérez Barquero, the NV 1955 Palo Cortado Solera Cincuentenario. The back label explains that the wine started its life as a Fino with a biological phase under flor, so that might be the explanation for a saltier palate than the Oloroso from the same range. These wines are not from 1955 and in fact, they are not vintage wines, they are a multi-vintage blend aged in a solera that hypothetically would have ...Read More » 


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Pérez Barquero "1955 Solera Cinquentenario" Oloroso Montilla Moriles (Previously $200)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV 1955 Oloroso Solera Cincuentenario is from this new range of very old wines; it does not reach the extremes of the Solera Fundacional, and is bottled at 21.5% alcohol and with some six grams of sugar, which denotes old age because of concentration. The nose is quite elegant, combining notes of evolution, incense, antique shop with others of more youth, such as dried apricots and the telltale oloroso roasted hazelnuts and varnished oak. The palate is intense and long, with penetrating flavors and a long finish, no doubt lifted by the alcohol. They ...Read More » 


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Toro Albalá "Fino Electrico - 3 Fases" Fino Montilla Moriles

Jancis Robinson: "Really above the average of Montilla Moriles Fino. Delicate, refreshing, salty, marine with an elegant yeasty character. Vivid but with a nutty appeal with really marked ageing notes such as toast and biscuit. Great intensity and depth. Extremely fresh bottle - although I know Spaniards are at an advantage in terms of sherry freshness. (FC)" (3/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Electrico del Lagar Fino is aged, unfortified, under flor for an average of 10 years in the solera created 60 years ago before being bottled into half liter bottles. It is called Electrico, and it used ...Read More » 


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2011 Alvear Pedro Ximenez de Añada Montilla-Moriles (375ml)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Alvear’s 2011 Pedro Ximenez de Anada is the most amazing Pedro Ximenez I have ever tasted. It may also be one of the first to be vintage-dated. The grapes were hand-harvested in September, then allowed to dry in the sunshine until they began fermentation, which is ultimately arrested by the addition of spirits. The wine spent six months in large American oak prior to being bottled. It is an amazing effort that looks like molasses. Notes of macerated figs, chocolate and caramelized tropical fruits emerge from this full-bodied, unctuously-textured wine. Wh ...Read More » 


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RP 100 WE 94

Pérez Barquero "1955 Solera Cinquentenario" Amontillado Montilla-Moriles

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The new range of very old wines, between the Gran Barquero/La Cañada range (25/30 years) and the Soleras Fundacionales (80/90 years), is released with the brand of the winery's 50th birth year; as such, it is called NV 1955 Amontillado Solera Cincuentenario, but they are not wines from 1955 - which is rather confusing. It is a 'solera' of blended vintages and therefore a non-vintage wine averaging perhaps 40-50 years of age. In any case, this is an extraordinary old Amontillado, with great balance between old age and elegance, making it very feminine (ye ...Read More » 


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RP 97

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