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2012 de Pitray, Castillon

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* A selection from the best grapes and parcels, this is a dense, firm wine with both great tannins and dark fruits. Acidity gives a lift to the dry core of the wine and brings out the black currant fruits. Wood aging is still showing, so the wine needs time. (RV)" (11/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the old-time favorites and value picks in The Wine Advocate, this wine, from a gorgeous château in the Castillon, sports a completely new label. Black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, and some underbrush and earth are present in this supple-textured, medium-bodied, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 90

2010 Franc Mayne, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2010 Franc Mayne, St-Emilion

92 points Wine Spectator: "This delivers the profile of the vintage, with spice-infused raspberry, boysenberry and blackberry fruit coursing along nicely, followed by delineated anise and spice notes, all carried by a racy graphite spine. Rock-solid and nicely balanced, this should age elegantly. Best from 2014 through 2024. (JM, Web-2013)" 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "A balanced and structured wine that shows fine acidity, berry fruits and dashing acidity. With the balance already there, it is developing well in barrel, promising a stylish wine down the road. (RV)" (6/2011) 90 points James Suckling: "This is very silky and refined, with b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2014 Seigneurs d'Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château d'Aiguilhe 2014 is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc picked between 3 and 13 October, vatted for 30 days and aged in 30% new oak barrels. It has an immediately pleasurable nose that should remain intact by the time of bottling: bundles of juicy mulberry and strawberry fruit with a smear of vanilla filling in any gaps. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a touch of citric fruit lending tension, impressive depth with a nicely poised, yet elegant finish. There will be better 2014s in Bordeaux but few with the QPR of this lit ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Marsau, Côtes de Bordeaux Top Pick!
2012 Marsau, Côtes de Bordeaux

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* This special selection, tight-cropped from 30 acres of 100% Merlot, is ripe and rich. This is a smoky and fruity wine, in barrel for 14 months. It has ripe black fruits and rich, dense structure. Spice and toast balance the fruit, giving an impressive sense of generosity. Drink from 2017. (RV)" (12/2014) 90 points James Suckling: "A wine displaying raspberries, violets, cacao and creamy notes. This is a full-bodied red with round tannins, crisp acidity and a long, fresh finish." (2/2015) Jancis Robinson: "(Made by the wife of Matthieu Chardonnier and presented personally to me by the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 92 JS 90

2009 Chauvin, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2009 Chauvin, St-Emilion

92 points James Suckling: "Very opulent and rich with loads of fruit and spice. Walnut and chocolate. Full and chewy. Exciting." (3/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A major sleeper of the vintage, this over-achieving St.-Emilion seems to come up big in many of the top vintages and needs more recognition from consumers. Loads of black currants, toasty oak and forest floor notes comprise this large-scaled, substantial wine. With its intense fruit, copius glycerin, and long, complete finish, this wine is successful now but should be better in 3-4 years and last for 15 or more. (RP)" (2/2012) Wine Spectator: "A solid, toasty style, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 92 RP 91

2014 Shafer Napa Valley Merlot

90-93 points Vinous: "Expressive floral and spice notes open up first in the 2014 Merlot. Fresh, nuanced and energetic in the style of the year, the 2014 is a highly representative wine for the vintage. The 2014 is not quite as generous as the 2013, but it offers a touch more vibrancy today, not to mention considerable potential. (AG)" (10/2015)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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VN 90 - 93

2012 Le Thil, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2012 Le Thil, Pessac-Léognan

90-91 points James Suckling: "This shows a lovely core of fruits with chocolate and berry. Full body, with a tender tannin structure. First red vintage from here for new owners who also own Smith-Haut-Lafitte. 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon." (4/2013) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dark ruby/plum/purple 2012 exhibits notes of graphite, cedar wood, roasted herbs and sweet red and black currants. This medium-bodied, elegant yet rich wine should drink well for a decade or more. This 22-acre property was recently acquired by the owners of Smith Haut Lafitte, Daniel and Florence Cathiard. Sandwiched between the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Fleur Cardinale, St-Émilion

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The flagship wine from the Decoster family, this blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon has been a hugely successful wine since they acquired this 58-acre estate and revolutionized the level of quality. This is consistently one of the best St.-Emilions and over-achieving for its classification. The 2012 has pure, striking aromatics of blueberry, black raspberry, minerals and flowers. Medium to full-bodied, ripe and multi-dimensional, with a beautiful texture, this is stunning wine that completely dominates its classification a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2013 Luce Della Vite "Lucente" Toscana Top Pick!
2013 Luce Della Vite "Lucente" Toscana

92 points James Suckling: "A silky and soft-textured red with lots of fruit and tannins. Full-bodied, fresh and bright. Needs a year or two to soften. Excellent. Second wine of Luce." (8/2015) Wine Spectator: "A polished red, sporting black cherry, plum, spice and tar flavors. Firm, with cedar and spice details and dusty tannins on the finish. (Web-2015) (BS)"  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 92

2012 Domaine du Grand Ormeau, Lalande-de-Pomerol

90 points James Suckling: "Beautiful aromas and flavors of juicy plums and fresh raspberries follow through to a full body with a good tannic structure, lovely acidty and a long, cedar-like finish. Very well done. Drink this." (2/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "For more than 30 years, this has been one of my favorite Lalande de Pomerols, and the 2012 leaves no reason to lose confidence in this beautifully made wine. Deep ruby/purple color, it has beautiful mulberry and sweet black cherry fruit, silky tannins, and a ripe medium to full-bodied opulence and terrific purity and depth. Proprietor J.C. Beton has b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 90 RP 90

2012 La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol

91 points James Suckling: "A very polished red with plum, wet earth, blackberry and spice character. Full body, soft, chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Drink in 2017." (2/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Fleur de Boüard (in bottle) offers up copious quantities of dark raspberry, blueberries and spring flowers. It has soft velvety tannins, medium to full body, and a very sexy, lush mouthfeel. This is a gorgeous opaque, ruby/purple Lalande de Pomerol that no one will be able to resist. Drink it over the next decade. (RP)" (4/2015) 90 points Vinous: "The 2012 Fleur de Boüard, from Hubert de Boüard property in Lalande de Po ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Fontenil, Fronsac (1.5L)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the home estate of Dany and Michel Rolland, the 2005 Fontenil has an opaque, thick ruby/purple color. Dense plum, black cherry, blackberry and cassis fruit jump from the glass of this full-bodied, terrific Fronsac, which is one of the appellation’s stars of the vintage. Long, rich, young, and capable of lasting another 15-20 years, this is one of the candidates for Wine of the Vintage in Fronsac. This wine actually needs another several years of bottle age. (RP)" (6/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Round and fruity, with crushed black fruit and a hint of oaky vanilla. Full-bodi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 92 WS 91

2013 Rombauer Carneros Merlot

90 points Wine Spectator: "Plump and supple, with red currant and rose petal aromas and elegantly complex flavors of black cherry, mocha and spice. Drink now through 2026. 14,100 cases made." (11/2016) K&L Notes: When you hear the name Rombauer you probably think of buttery, toasty Chardonnay, but did you know that the first wine made by Rombauer Vineyards was a Cabernet Sauvignon in 1980 and it's first Merlot in 1983? From the winery: "Merlot’s finest qualities emerge in cooler climates and clay soils, thus it is ideally suited for the Carneros region, where San Pablo Bay meets the southern e... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 90

2005 Fleur Cardinale, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2005 Fleur Cardinale, St-Emilion

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This beautiful wine from Fleur Cardinale performed great in its youth, both from barrel as well as post-bottling. A gorgeous blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon made by the Decoster family, the 2005 provides more evidence that this property is fully exploiting its tremendous potential. A few years away from reaching its plateau of maturity, its stunning nose of black cherry liqueur, cassis, licorice, earth and spice is followed by a full-bodied, concentrated and pure wine. Drink it over the next 15 or more years. (RP) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Santa Ema Merlot Reserve Maipo Valley

90 points Wine Spectator: "This lush and spicy red offers concentrated flavors of dark cherry, plum and dried raspberry that are creamy and rich-tasting. Milk chocolate and loads of Asian spice details fill in on the finish, revealing some savory touches." (2/2016) Vinous: "Bright purple. Dark berries, licorice and peppery spices on the deeply perfumed nose. Plush, round and seamless, offering vibrant blueberry and floral pastille flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Nicely concentrated, lively Merlot with strong closing punch and supple tannins sneaking in late. (JR)" (6/2015)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 90

2015 Canon, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Canon, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

100 points James Suckling: "This is the greatest red ever produced here, even better than the great wines of the 1950s and 1960s. Full body yet tight and reserved. Superbly refined tannins. Yet rich and flamboyant. Fruity yet salty and minerally. Electric finish. Stone and chalk undertones. A wonder of a young wine." (3/2016) 98-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Canon is going to be a benchmark for this historic estate. A blend of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc, it was cropped at 42 hl/ha between 14-25 September and 30 September until 2 October respectively. The alcohol level is an average 14.5% with a pH 3. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2013 Joseph Carr Rutherford Merlot

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* This wine is a standout, with seasoned, full-bodied layers of peppercorn, clove, cinnamon and jammy plum, balanced in weight and length, with just a hint of sanguine character. While it plays the savory card successfully, it dabbles judiciously in dark chocolate, too, finishing like a chocolate kiss. (VB)" (3/2016)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 92

2015 Haut-Brisson, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "A wonderful red with beautiful precision and depth. Full body, texture of fine silk. Blackberry and violet character. Hints of walnuts. So persistent. A much more refined style for Haut-Brission. First year without Reserve bottling. Best ever. From organically grown grapes." (4/2016) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Until the 2015 vintage, all the fruit from Château Haut Brisson came from down towards Château Teyssier; however, in 2013 Peter Kwok bought a parcel located on the limestone plateau in Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse, which obviously will impact and hopefully improve the quality. The 2 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2013 Long Shadows "Pedestal" Columbia Valley Merlot

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of my favorites in the 2013 lineup is the 2013 Pedestal Merlot. Made by Michel Rolland and blended with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and smaller parts Malbec and Cabernet Franc, aged 22 months in 85% new French oak, its deep purple color is followed by fabulous notes of plums, coffee beans, spice box and sweet oak in a full-bodied, decadent, ripe and expansive package. In general, Cabernet was more successful than Merlot in 2013, but you wouldn’t know it by tasting this beauty. Drink it anytime over the coming decade." (6/2016) K&L Notes: From internat... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 94

2015 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "Extremely firm and silky. Dark berry, violet, salt and mineral. Full body. Energy, vibrant and verve. Layered and compressed. Best ever here. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc." (4/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Tour Saint-Christophe, owned by Peter Kwok since 2012, is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc cropped at 33 hl/ha between 3-16 October and matured in 40% new oak. It has an intense nose, perhaps slightly on the alcoholic side due to the Merlot (14.8%). The palate is more controlled and refined. There is still some new oak to be absorbed, but the tannins s ...Read More » 


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2013 Seven Hills Columbia Valley Merlot

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* This directly appealing, 100% varietal wine offers aromas of raspberries, cranberries, fresh tobacco and a touch of spice. The fruit flavors are lush and forward, with soft tannins and a finish that won't quit. (SS)" (11/2015) Vinous: "Aromas of raspberry, redcurrant, red cherry, tobacco and spices. Juicy, spicy and energetic in a slightly lean, green style, with red berry flavors complicated by a minty nuance and a touch of tartness. Finishes with a light dusting of tannins and moderate complexity... Unlike some of his neighbors, McClellan has lo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 90

2013 Frog's Leap Rutherford Merlot

92 points Vinous: "The 2013 Merlot is plump and juicy, with plenty of dark red and bluish fruit. Sweet spice, lavender and rose petal open up in the glass, adding further shades of nuance. The Frog's Leap Merlot is not super complex, but it sure is delicious and impeccable in its balance. (AG)" (10/2015) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "There's a healthy 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc in this wine, which is classically structured in red fruit, soft oak and peppery spice. Its cedar notes speak to the Cab within, while the overall texture and breadth of the wine is lengthy, food-ready and impres ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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VN 92 WE 90

2015 Figeac, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Figeac, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Figeac is a blend of 29% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc and 43% Cabernet Sauvignon that was picked from 21 September with the Merlot until 15 October with the Cabernet Sauvignon at 41 hectoliters per hectare. The Cabernet comes through strongly on the nose - classic Figeac in many ways - black fruit, a touch of cassis, pencil and a touch of rose petal. The palate is drop-dead gorgeous, its foundation a lattice of filigree tannin and perfectly judged acidity. It is very fresh from its vivacious start to its pencil-lead finish imbued with effortless g ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2012 Sbragia "Home Ranch" Dry Creek Valley Merlot

89-90 points Vinous: "Sbragia's 2012 Merlot Home Ranch jumps from the glass with sweet dark cherries, plums, spices, new leather and menthol. A joyous, exuberant wine, the Home Ranch captures the best qualities of the 2012 vintage. Layers of deeply spiced dark red/blackish fruit inform the finish. There is a lot to look forward to here. (AG)" (2/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A bevy of wines made from Bordeaux varietals include the 2012 Merlot Home Ranch, a solidly made, plump, corpulent Merlot revealing notes of black cherries and white chocolate, medium body, a fleshy mouthfeel and a soft finish. (RP ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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VN 89 - 90

2015 Gazin, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Gazin has a perfumed bouquet with layers of black cherry, raspberry coulis and truffle scents, more welcoming and sensual than the wines a decade ago from barrel when they intermittently felt under-ripe. There is none of that here for sure. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit on the entry. There is excellent structure here, a masculine Gazin with plenty of grip, counterbalanced by abundant tertiary, tobacco-tinged black fruit. There is real salinity towards the finish, completing a superb wine by Nicolas de Bailliencourt and his t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 Tour St-Christophe, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Tour St-Christophe, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

93-94 points James Suckling: "This is a stunning barrel sample with oyster shells, blackberries, chalk, blueberries. Full body, great density of fruit and power. Best yet?" (3/2015) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Tour Saint Christophe 2014 has a very pure bouquet. There is some new oak to be subsumed, but there is plenty of fruit to support it. The palate is ripe and sensual on the entry with supple tannin, plush black cherry and blackberry fruit with a generous, modern-style opening with commendable length. This could turn out to be one of Saint Emilion's classier offerings in 2014. (NM)" (4/2015) 88-91 points Vinous: "The 201 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 Canon, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "A wonderful Canon with fabulous finesse and class. Full-bodied yet refined and polished. It touches your senses. Shows Right Bank made excellent wines in 2014!" (3/2015) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Canon 2014 is a blend of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc, the estate moving towards the latter in terms of its new plantings, which will possibly see 40% in 15 or 20 years time. It was picked from 22 September until 6 October for the Merlot and three days later for the Cabernet Franc, matured in around 80% new oak. It has a glorious bouquet with great purity and delineation: ...Read More » 


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2012 Keenan Napa Valley Merlot

91 points Wine & Spirits: "Good Merlot can often seem workmanlike, this one satisfied to hit fragrant notes of ripe cherries with clarity. It’s not pushed, and though there’s oak present in the tannins, it frames the fruit well." (6/2015) Wine Enthusiast: "Combining estate grapes with others from cooler Carneros, this wine offers a dried herb component and plenty of pencil and cedar. Tannic and oaky before airing, it’ll benefit from a decant." (9/2015)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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W&S 91

2013 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Merlot (15.2% alcohol, along the lines of 2012) has a vivid black cherry nose and blue fruits in the background. One can see the greatness of this vintage in its purity, inky/purple color and wonderful freshness aligned to great ripeness. Wow, this should turn out to be quite special. (RP)" (10/2014) 93 points Vinous: "The 2013 Merlot is dark, powerful and also quite tannic, all signatures of the vintage. Black cherry, mocha, graphite, plum, smoke, licorice and menthol are bold and intense in the glass, but the 2013 is only showing a hint of its potential. Far from ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 91 - 93 VN 93

2015 Vieux-Château-Certan, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Vieux-Château-Certan, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

98-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Vieux Château Certan is a blend of 80% Merlot,, 19% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, cropped between September 17 and October 2 at 42 hectoliters per hectare. The IPT is healthy 83 and the pH is 3.72, the alcohol 14.6%. Enough statistics. What you need to know is that it is a beguiling Pomerol that will set hearts aflutter. It is bridled with a heavenly bouquet with intense red and black fruit, black truffle and a touch of smoke, opening wonderfully in the glass; the Cabernet Franc is very expressive and imparting a licorice note after ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2013 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Merlot

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A chunky 100% Merlot, the 2013 offers gorgeous toffee, black cherry and mocha notes as well as some chocolate. It has beautiful density, a plump, corpulent, medium to full-bodied texture, and a luscious finish. This is a sexpot of a Merlot fruit bomb to drink over the next 8-10 years. One of my favorite wineries in Napa Valley, Betty O’Shaughnessy, the proprietress, bought her original vineyard on Howell Mountain in 1996 and began planting in the red, rocky, aiken volcanic soils. The elevation is a whopping 1,900 feet and is south-sloping, which is perfe ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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RP 92 VN 92

2010 L'Arrosée, St-Emilion

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A supple, lighter style of wine in 2010, the 2010 L'Arrosee is stylish and medium to full-bodied, with seductive notes of black cherries, cranberries and mulberries. Some oak is present, but this is a mid-weight, savory, broad and disarming wine to drink over the next 10-15 years." (2/2013) 88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated red. Cherry-vanilla, cassis and violet on the nose. Juicy and sweet, offering creamy red cherry and blackcurrant flavors and a repeating note of vanilla. The finish lingers with a spicy floral note. This graceful, balanced wine will offer early accessibility b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol (1.5L)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, it transcends the vintage boasting a black/purple color along with sweet black raspberry and blueberry fruit notes intermixed with spring flowers, incense, new oak and lavender. Rich and intensely concentrated, this beauty should drink well for a decade or more. (RP)" (4/2013) 91 points James Suckling: "A very polished red with plum, wet earth, blackberry and spice character. Full body, soft, chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Drink in 2017." (2/2015) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining inky purple. Strong, sexy oak notes complement cass ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Bellefont-Belcier, St-Emilion

93 points Wine Spectator: "Beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry, dried lavender and licorice lead to a full-bodied palate, with supervelvety tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful and juicy. Superb. (JS)" (3/2008) 92 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of blueberries, coffee, and lightly toasted oak follow through to a full body, with medium chewy tannins and a fruity finish. Needs time in the bottle." (2/2011) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Rich and earthy, the 2005 Bellefont-Belcier comes from an estate of 33+ acres and is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. A structured, potentially long-lived ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


1994,1995&1999 Bordeaux Tasting Lot
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1994,1995&1999 Bordeaux Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 1994 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac, 1-bottle of 1995 Gazin, Pomerol (90RP, 90ST, 90WS), and 1-bottle of 1999 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (90RP, 90ST). Of the 1995 Gazin, Pomerol,Wine Spectator writes: "Aromas of dark chocolate, light coffee and mineral. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a caressing, silky textured finish. Very long and refined. (Web Only-2007)" 

This lot contains the following items:
1994 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac (qty: 1)
1995 Gazin, Pomerol (qty: 1)
1999 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (qty: 1)


End Date: Dec 11 2016 2:00PM PT

Current Bid: $190.00
Place Bid
RP 90 ST 90 WS 90

2012 Clinet, Pomerol Top Pick!
2012 Clinet, Pomerol

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "With a dense purple color and gorgeous levels of fruit, especially black raspberry and blackcurrant, this full-bodied, opulent style of wine is another great success for Clinet, a château that has been on top of its game for the last decade. This is stunning stuff, and whatever new oak has been used -- and there is plenty -- it is totally disguised by the luxurious and extravagant fruit level. This full-bodied, opulent Pomerol should drink well for 15 or more years. (RP)" (4/2015) 95 points Vinous: "A wine of total precision, the 2012 Clinet possesses striking aromatic nuanc ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 St. Francis "Reserve" Alexander Valley Merlot

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The opaque purple 2013 Merlot Reserve spent 20 months in French oak. It has slightly more wood and tannin than its sibling, but wonderfully rich, concentrated, dark black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, stunning concentration, and world-class quality. What is so noticeable in this line-up of St. Francis wines is how much better the oak is integrated than it was 10 or 15 years ago. This wine will benefit from 5 years of cellaring and last three decades." (3/2016)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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RP 94

2003 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot
Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 2003 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot (92ST, 92WS, 90CG). Wine Spectator: "An openly seductive style, with ripe currant, blackberry and wild berry fruit shaded by splashy mocha and espresso bean oak flavors. It's complex and concentrated, but also quite tannic, so if you pull the cork tonight, decant an hour." (09/2005) 

This lot contains the following items:
2003 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot (qty: 5)


End Date: Dec 9 2016 11:30AM PT

Current Bid: $180.10
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ST 92 WS 92 CG 90

2013 Novelty Hill Columbia Valley Merlot

91 points Wine Spectator: "Polished, focused, multilayered and compelling, with coffee accented black cherry and floral flavors, hinting at apricot as the finish persists. Dances deftly. Drink now through 2022." (9/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One juicy, forward and quaffable beauty is the 2013 Merlot from the Columbia Valley. Medium to full-bodied, textured and straightforward, it gives up lots of juicy black fruits, herbs and earth on both the nose and palate. It’s not going to make old bones, but it will certainly offer plenty of pleasure over the coming 5-6 years. (JD)" (6/2016)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 91

2012 Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Merlot

92 points Vinous: "The 2012 Merlot Estate is an absolute joy to taste. Dark and sumptuous to the core, the 2012 boasts superb richness to match its open-knit, welcoming personality. Plum, black cherry, mocha, sweet herbs, cloves and violets are some of the notes that are laced into the voluptuous, racy finish. Expressive savory undertones are a reminder this is a mountain wine, but the raciness is pure 2012. (AG)" (7/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made from 100% Merlot and checking in at 13.5% natural alcohol, the 2012 Merlot Estate sports an inky purple color to go with terrific notes of black cher ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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VN 92 RP 91

2000 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot

89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full ruby-red. Smoky, roasted French oak sweetens the currant syrup, black cherry and mocha aromas. Lush and sweet but firm, with sexy, complex flavors of currant, gunflint, mocha, meat, minerals and oak spices. Clearly less green than the '99, as the owners have opened up the canopy to get more sun on the fruit, and discontinued nitrogen treatments to reduce the vigor of the vines. Very right bank in style. Finishes with firm but fine tannins and noteworthy persistence. This should be a merlot to follow as the vines mature." (6/2002) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A top-notch, sexy eff ...Read More » 


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ST 89 - 92 RP 91

2015 La Fleur-Pétrus, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

99-100 points James Suckling: "The power and depth of fruit here is extraordinary with incredible phenolic texture and caressing mouthfeel. Full and enticing. It’s a wine that shows power with finesse. Such contrast and greatness." (4/2015) 95-98 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeously integrated already, with loads of blackberry and boysenberry fruit infused with black tea and dark wood spice accents, carried by charcoal and warm earth notes. The elements sail through a large-scale finish that has remarkable cut for a wine of this size. (Web-2016) (JM)" 94-97 points Vinous: "The 2015 La Fleur-Pétrus exudes richness and concentration. Iron, sav ...Read More » 


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2012 L'Ecole No. 41 Columbia Valley Merlot

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine comes from an assortment of top sites across the Columbia Valley and it shows. Aromas of dried herbs, pencil lead, toasty spice and blue and red fruit lead to sweet, rich and appealing flavors. There's intensity but also a good sense of acid and chalky tannic structure backing things up, along with undeniable deliciousness. (SS)" (7/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Firm, focused and dense, with green olive—accented black fruit flavors, finishing with licorice and fine-grained tannins galore. This has depth and length. (HS)" (10/2015) Jancis Robinson: "Plum and black cherry fruit, soft and chu ...Read More » 


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WE 90 WS 90

2004 Pride Mountain "Mountain Top Vineyard Vintner Select Cuvée" Sonoma County Merlot

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated, deep ruby-red. Aromas of smoky redcurrant, graphite and nutty oak, with a suggestion of chocolate liqueur. Lush on entry, then concentrated, sweet and silky-smooth, with rich, slightly high-toned flavors of plum, smoke and graphite. This has lovely sweetness and lift and finishes very long, with big, rich tannins. A major mouthful of mountain Merlot. (ST)" (6/2007) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Pride's regular '04 Merlot was very good. This one's better. Intensely rich and concentrated in the way of mountain wines, it shows huge, ripe cherry marmalade, black raspberry pie fi ...Read More » 


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2013 Arietta "Hudson Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot

96 points Vinous: "The 2013 Merlot Hudson Vineyard emerges from the oldest vines in Lee Hudson's famous Carneros vineyard. Deep, rich and unctuous, yet impeccably balanced throughout, the 2013 is a real head-turner. Layers of fruit open up in a distinctive, Merlot endowed with real depth and personality. The 2013 is even better from bottle than it was from barrel. Once again, I was quite taken with Fritz Hatton's Arietta. The wines are made in small quantities and are available only in a few markets, but from a purely qualitative perspective, they are as good as anything b ...Read More » 


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VN 96 RP 94

2013 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot (1.5L)

90 points Wine & Spirits: "Duckhorn takes the soft lushness of merlot and brings along some crisp tailoring. It’s a clean wine with stamina, coasting on soft cherry flavor, darkening to blueberry length. A simple pleasure." (10/2016) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Solidly built, with a lively, focused core and aromas of dark berry and spice mixed with sleek flavors of cherry and licorice. Drink now through 2027." (11/2016)  


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W&S 90 WS 90

2015 Angélus, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

99-100 points James Suckling: "This shows the purity of Angelus. I have never tasted a wine from here with such incredible clarity. Full body, full fruit and full beauty. Super silky tannins. A joy to taste. Makes you want to drink it." (3/2016) 96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a concentrated wine that has a sense of style, showing wonderful fruit and structure. It is powerful in tannins while the acidity also gives it lightness and poise. The quality of the Merlot in the blend this year has given the wine concentration while the Cabernet Franc has added its fragrance. This is a wine for long-term aging. (RV) ...Read More » 


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2015 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points James Suckling: "This is very rich and powerful with blackberry, blueberry, mineral and stone. Full body, very fine tannins. Very chalky and intense on the finish. Best ever?" (3/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Château Barde-Haut was harvested from September 17 until October 1, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc (the latter figure will increase from 2017 with new plantings.) There is no SO2 used during fermentation, just a little after the malolactic, especially the lots in barrel, the part in tank with almost no SO2. The alcohol level is 14%, which is still less than in the past ...Read More » 


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2015 Pavie, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

100 points James Suckling: "For me, this redefines Pavie. The depth and intensity and more important, the clarity, is really something. Full and ultra-fine tannins. It shows such great tannins and finesse. It is the essences of Pavie." (4/2016) 96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Pavie is a blend of 60% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon that is matured in 80% new oak and 20% one-year-old barrels. It has a really quite glorious bouquet that is sensual and very well defined and pure. In my opinion, just dialing down the new oak even by 15% is allowing more personality and more terroir-express ...Read More » 


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2015 Fombrauge, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "A rich and layered Fombrauge with so much depth of fruit and fine tannins. Such balance and beauty. Very long and flavorful. Impressive." (4/2016) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Fombrauge is a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc that was cropped at 45 hl/ha between 24 September and 15 October. It is matured in 45% new oak barrels, 45% one-year-old and 10% in cement tank. It has a rich and generous bouquet with layers of black cherry, iodine and a hint of licorice. There is a slight headiness to these aromatics. The palate is showing more restrain and finesse, clean and pu ...Read More » 


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