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2012 Bodegas Volver "Tarima Hill" Monastrell Alicante

92 points Vinous: "Opaque ruby. Heady, seductively perfumed aromas of dark berry liqueur, cherry-cola, Indian spices and candied violet, with a smoky mineral nuance adding vivacity. Sweet, penetrating and seamless on the palate, offering intense black raspberry and mocha flavors underscored by juicy acidity. At once rich and energetic, finishing with strong thrust, supple tannins and a whiplash of floral pastilles." 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The outstanding 2012 Tarima Hill is 100% old-vine Mourvèdre from a vineyard planted between 1935 and 1970, whose vines are largely ungrafted. It was aged 20 mont ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco



2013 Casa Castillo Monastrell Jumilla

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Yields for the 2013 Monastrell (100% Monastrell aged six months in neutral French oak barrels, concrete and foudres) were 16 to 25 hectoliters per hectare, which is about half of that permitted in Burgundy. An amazing value, this wine boasts a dense blue/purple color as well as a sumptuous nose of blueberries, blackberries, scorched earth, licorice and forest floor. Stunningly pure and medium to full-bodied with oodles of fruit, this is a remarkable value to drink until the cows come home. Consume it over the next 2-3 years. Considered by many observers ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 91

2012 Casa Castillo "Las Gravas" Jumilla Top Pick!
2012 Casa Castillo "Las Gravas" Jumilla

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A cuvée that has been changing over the years (and getting more focused and Mediterranean, I'd say) the 2012 Las Gravas is a blend of Monastrell with 15% Syrah and 15% Garnacha; the Garnacha vineyards in the state come into production so the winery has more grapes to use. This wine saw a big change with the 2008 vintage, when Cabernet Sauvignon disappeared from the blend and got more focused and true to its birthplace. 2012 could be the finest vintage to date, as there was no 2012 Pie Franco, as quantities were really short and those grapes are in this b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
RP 94

2012 Domaine de la Bastide Blanche Bandol Top Pick!
2012 Domaine de la Bastide Blanche Bandol

92 points Wine Spectator: "Rock-solid, with dark bay and roasted chestnut leaf notes leading the way, followed by a muscular core of black currant and blackberry confiture flavors. Worn leather and dried anise details line the finish, while the fruit smolders. On the old-school side of the spectrum. Best from 2017 through 2024. 800 cases imported. (JM)" (7/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 70% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and 5% Syrah that was raised all in foudre, the 2012 Bandol from Domaine la Bastide Blanche gives up classic leather, garrigue, underbrush and sweet black raspberry notes ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 92 RP 91

2010 Château de Pibarnon Bandol Top Pick!
2010 Château de Pibarnon Bandol

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Moving to the classic cuvee and even more impressive (it was one of the top wines I was able to taste for this report), the 2010 Bandol, which is over 90% Mourvedre, sees partial destemming and aging in oak casks, offers both gorgeous aromatic complexity and superb richness and depth on the palate. Giving up notions of pepper, Provencal herbs, underbrush and leather, with a solid core of dark fruit, this medium to full-bodied, pure, layered and beautifully balanced effort needs another 2-3 years of bottle age, and will easily keep for a decade or more pa ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
RP 94 W&S 92

2013 Bodegas El Nido "Clio" Jumilla Top Pick!
2013 Bodegas El Nido "Clio" Jumilla

Looking for a consistently over-achieving, full-bodied red? How about this for a track record? (all scores from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate) 2003 - 96 points; 2004 - 97 points; 2005 - 95 points; 2006 - 95 points; 2007 - 94 points, 2008 - 94 points, 2009 - 90 points. The wine is a blend of 70% Old Vine Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon that was barrel-aged for 22-26 months in French and American oak. It bears Clio's hallmark opulence, with bold aromas and flavors, a thick, dense palate, and a long finish. A powerful, decadent wine. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Bodegas Castaño "Hécula" Monastrell Yecla

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The basic offering from proprietor Ramon Castano Santa, who owns a whopping 1,000 acres in Yecla, is the 2012 Hecula, which is sourced from a non-irrigated, single vineyard planted with 100% Monastrell. Aged in both tank and French oak, it comes from 60-80-year-old vines planted in limestone soils at a relatively high elevation of over 1,600 feet. Its opaque purple color is followed by copious aromas of blueberries, black raspberries, camphor, licorice, white flowers and a chalky limestone/dusty character. Full-bodied, rich and well-balanced, it is an in ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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RP 91

2015 Waterkloof Circumstance "Cape Coral" Mourvedre Rosé Stellenbosch

Now a perennial favorite with staff and customers alike at K&L, this is one of our best selling and most raved about rosés every year. Hand-picked from Biodynamically farmed, old Mourvedre vines in a cool coastal sub-region of Stellenbosch, it's a fresh, elegant wine that does a fantastic impression of Bandol (which is also predominantly made from Mourvedre) but at a fraction of the cost! Waterkloof is a stunning property working with very natural, non-interventionist methods, the wines are pure, expressive and precisely balanced. I am excited to work wi... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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2012 CVA "Gordo" Monastrell-Cabernet Sauvignon Yecla Top Pick!
2012 CVA "Gordo" Monastrell-Cabernet Sauvignon Yecla

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A fabulous value from Patrick Mata, the 2012 Gordo is a blend of 70% Monastrell and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon from an organic vineyard planted in 1970. Aged three months in French oak, it showcases the brilliant quality of the Mourvèdre grape from this sunny appellation. The wine boasts an opaque ruby/purple color along with notes of lead pencil shavings, blackberries, black raspberries and a hint of blueberries. The sensational fruit characteristics are pure as well as vivid. This full-bodied, opulent, stunningly savory, expansively flavored 2012 can be dr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 91

2013 Primitivo Quiles "Cono 4" Monastrell Alicante

Here is a perfect example of what Spain's many lesser-known D.O.s are capable of when good vineyards are combined with sensible, traditionally-minded work in the cellar. Composed of 100% Monastrell, this wine is all black olives and meaty, savory characteristics on the nose, with a dark cherry fruited palate that also boasts balanced acidity, very good minerality and a complete dryness, a lack of any cloying ripeness or oak derived sweetness, which I find incredibly refreshing and appealing, particularly for a wine of this modest price. Try this with bra... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2011 Château Pibarnon Bandol (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2011 Château Pibarnon Bandol (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More approachable, yet still with classic Mourvedre character, the 2011 Bandol (same blend/elevage as the 2010) offers ample blackberry, raspberry, underbrush, allspice and assorted floral nuances to go with a medium to full-bodied, balanced and seamless profile on the palate. Polished and already delicious, yet with fine tannin and solid concentration, it will continue to thrill for 10-15 years. These are classic Bandols that should not be missed! Run by the Saint-Victor family since 1975, Chateau Pibarnon lies in the northern part of the appellation an ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2013 Cline "Ancient Vines" Contra Costa County Mourvèdre

Cline's "Ancient Vines" series comes from their treasured old vineyards that are planted in sandy soil in the Delta region--not quite Central Valley, and just southeast of Napa Valley. Mourvedre, now a hit with Central Coast Rhone Rangers, and fans of the wines of the south of France, was popular many decades ago, too. This wine, from low-yielding old vines, was aged in 30% new American oak. 


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2013 Bodegas Casa Castillo "Pie Franco" Jumilla (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There is no 2012 Pie Franco so I tasted the 2013 Pie Franco, the leading old-vine, ungrafted Monastrell wine from Casa Castillo. This is an indigenous wine showing the character of the place, grape and vintage quite transparently. 50% full clusters were foot trodden and fermented in cement vats and aged in used 500-liter barrels. I had the chance to taste the wine a mere week before bottling and it was showing truly superb. It reminded me of a hypothetical blend of 2010 and 2006, perhaps more elegant at this stage, with subtle earth and tree bark aromas ...Read More » 


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RP 97

2013 Donkey & Goat "The Prospector" El Dorado Mourvedre

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Fascinating spice box aromas blend cinnamon, cardamom and wood smoke. Enticing, unusual flavors suggest sour cherry, blueberries and orange rind. The wine is on the tart side, vivid in texture, well balanced and with a slightly tangy, tannic finish." (8/2015) K&L Notes: The Prospector vineyards are in California gold country and the wine is named for those countless men and women who searched, often without luck, for gold. Hearty, earthy, meaty and authentic, this Mourvèdre bottling leaves you wanting more. Gamey notes, crushed berries, licorice, g... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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WE 90


2012 Hewitson "Baby Bush" Mourvèdre Barossa Valley South Australia

93 points James Halliday: "No mistaking its appeal. Berried flavour, complexing notes of tobacco leaf and leather, a general savoury/earthy/spiciness and the sweetness of fruit to keep you tipping back for more. Integrated tannin. More or less unresolved on the finish but time will take care of that."  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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JH 93

2013 Shania Monastrell Vino de la tierra de Murcia (3L bag in box) (cannot ship)

Produced by Gil family estates, this is a delicious red wine in this newly (finally!) popular large format. At less than $7 per liter, dare I say that red wine does not get much more delicious and gulpable than this? Pioneers in the production of wines from Monastrell grapes grown in the southeastern portion of Spain, the Gil family know this grape and Jumilla's calcareous vineyard sites as well as anyone. And since they have grown steadily over the years, their expertise and scale combine to make this truly one of the best dollar-for-dollar reds we've g... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2011 Château Jean-Pierre Gaussen "Cuvée Longue Garde" Bandol (Previously $35)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Bandol Longue Garde was rock solid. A blend of 95% Mourvedre and 5% Grenache (completely destemmed) that’s aged 18 months in foudre, it also shows a slight oxidative quality, yet offers massive amounts of fruit, licorice and crushed rock-like aromas and flavors that flow to a full-bodied, deep and structured feel on the palate. Unique, and most likely not for everyone, it has loads of texture and length while staying enjoyable and very drinkable. (JD)" (2/2014)  


Inventory: San Francisco

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2000 Vieux-Château-Certan, Pomerol

95 points James Suckling: "I am really loving the nose here, sweet ripe fruit, raspberries and strawberries, and flowers. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and great freshness on the long finish. This is starting to open up now, this is pure and precise with just a hint of fresh herb showing the Cabernet Franc character. This still needs five years. Pull the cork after 2015." (5/2012) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A gorgeous wine of grace, elegance, and power, this youthful 2000 will benefit from another five years of cellaring. It appears to have 25 more years of life ahead of it. A deep ruby/purple color is just ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2012 Carlisle Sonoma Red Tasting Lot
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2012 Carlisle Sonoma Red Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2012 Carlisle "Bedrock Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Mourvèdre (92ST, (90-92VN), (89-91RP)) and 2-bottles of 2012 Carlisle "Two Acres" Russian River Valley Red Blend ((91-93VN), 92ST, 90RP). Of the 2012 Carlisle "Two Acres" Russian River Valley Red Blend,Vinous writes: "Carlisle's 2012 Red Wine Two Acres is showing beautifully today. The flavors are bright and beautifully focused in this vintage. Orange peel, crushed rocks and cranberries all take shape in the glass. The 2012 is rich and concentrated, but also wonderfully vibrant on the palate. There is a lot to look forward to here. In 2012, the usual complement of grapes is back, led by Mourvèdre, with dollops of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Carignane and Alicante Bouschet. I tasted a stunning range of wines during my recent visit to Carlisle. Proprietor Mike Officer and his winemaker/viticulturist Jay Maddox have recently moved into a new, barn-like winery in 

This lot contains the following items:
2012 Carlisle "Bedrock Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Mourvèdre (qty: 1)
2012 Carlisle "Two Acres" Russian River Valley Red Blend (qty: 2)


End Date: Feb 18 2016 11:30AM PT



2011 Gramercy Cellars "L'idiot du Village" Columbia Valley Mourvedre

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Also outstanding, the 2011 l’Idiot du Village gives up searing white pepper, leather, underbrush and assorted red and black fruits on both the nose and palate. Showing more smoked herbs and meatiness with air, this medium-bodied, focused and pure effort has solid mid-palate concentration, polished tannin and a big finish. A blend of 90% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault and 5% Syrah, enjoy it over the coming decade or so. Master Sommelier turned winemaker, Greg Harrington is fashioning some of the top wines in Washington from his base in Walla Walla. His 2011s sh ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 91