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

94 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of crushed blueberries and minerals with flowers follow through to a full body, with solid fruit and tannin structure and a long, long finish. Very intense. Better than 2009. Try in 2017." (2/2013)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. (Web-2013)" Jancis Robinson: "Rather sweet and sumptuous on the nos ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 94 WS 92

2009 Castello di Bossi "Girolamo" Merlot Toscana (Elsewhere $64) Top Pick!
2009 Castello di Bossi "Girolamo" Merlot Toscana (Elsewhere $64)

94 points Antonio Galloni: "Castello di Bossi's 2009 Merlot Girolamo is undeniably sexy. Plump, juicy and wonderfully expressive, the 2009 captures the very best qualities of the year. Dark cherries, plums, menthol and licorice all jump from the glass in this generous, inviting Tuscan Merlot. There is a lot to love about the 2009, starting with its impeccable balance. The purity of the fruit alone is striking. I am not sure how the 2009 is going to age, but it is drop-dead gorgeous today." (8/2013)94 points James Suckling: "Wow. This wine shows an impressive depth of blackberries and blueberries with hints of ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Lestruelle, Médoc (1.5L) Top Pick!
2009 Lestruelle, Médoc (1.5L)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Nicely toasty, with vanilla and espresso notes up front, but the core of raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry fruit rushes in behind it, with a long, licorice-filled finish. Should settle in nicely. Stéphane Derenoncourt consulting here. Best from 2012 through 2017." (3/2012) Jancis Robinson: "Light crimson. Smells sweet and light. Very forward and rather soft but lots of fun. Fine tannins perceptible only on the very end of the palate." (4/2010) K&L Notes: You heard it from K&L's Clyde Beffa, Jr. (see below): "Buy cases of this." Here's an ultra-value, everyday Bordeaux that's got rea... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 90

2010 Arnauton, Fronsac

91 points James Suckling: "A solid structure of blueberry, plum and spices. Full and chewy. Structured and dense. Needs another four or five years of bottle age." (3/2013)90 points Wine Spectator: "Lively, with a taut plum skin frame that eventually melds nicely into the core of raspberry, warm cherry compote and red currant fruit. Charcoal and chalk lend definition and length to the finish, which is well-packed, but racy overall. Drink now through 2020. (Web Only—2013)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Arnauton, a blend of 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc that came in it at 14.75% natural alcohol, displays a deep ruby color and load ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 91 WS 90

2009 de Fonbel, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2009 de Fonbel, St-Emilion

91 points James Suckling: "Intense aromas of blueberries and raspberries, with hints of citrus. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a fruity finish. Refined and firm. Best in 2018." (2/2012) 88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Pretty Cabernet Franc aromas of crushed berries and some milk chocolate. Medium- to full-bodied, with soft and silky tannins. Long sweet fruit on the finish. (Web-2010)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made by Ausone's perfectionist owner, Alain Vauthier, Fonbel is a sleeper of the vintage in 2009. Raspberry and black currant notes intermixed with incense, camphor and a note of crushed wet/rock steeliness offer up a complex s ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 91 WS 88 - 91

2009 Coufran, Haut-Médoc Top Pick!
2009 Coufran, Haut-Médoc

92 points James Suckling: "Soft and fruity with milk chocolate. Full and round textured. Goes on for a minute or two. Excellent for the vintage. Better than I remember. And better in 2014, but why wait?" (7/2012) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Firm tannins, but also ripe, sweet fruits, with a fine balance. While the wine is on the light, fresh side, it does have a good, final structure." (4/2010) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This Merlot-dominated wine displays a dense ruby/purple color, soft berry fruit intermixed with mocha, and hints of white chocolate, herbs, and spice. It should drink well for up to a decade or more. (RP)" (4/2010) Wine Spectator: "Solid, wi ...Read More » 


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JS 92 WE 90 - 92

2012 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2012 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion

90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 offers up a beautifully fragrant nose of mocha, coffee beans, black cherries, black currants, spring flowers and forest floor. The complex aromatics are followed by a medium to full-bodied St.-Emilion with beautiful density and purity as well as a touch of toasty oak. Barde-Haut has been an over-achiever since the Garcin-Leveque family acquired it. Bravo! Drink the 2012 over the next 12-15 years." (4/2013) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "This has a bold, spicy lead, with flashes of anise, cocoa and cinnamon giving way to lightly mulled cherry, raspberry and plum fruit. Delivers ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 Fombrauge, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2010 Fombrauge, St-Emilion

92 points James Suckling: "Soft red fruit and fresh coffee. Some chocolate and spice. Beautifully textured fruit on the palate with a bright acidity and velvety tannins. Very long and smooth finish. So enjoyable already. Best ever from here? Better in 2015." (2/2013)92 points Wine Spectator: "This has a really nice graphite frame that drives the core of fig, plum and boysenberry fruit authoritatively, with dense ganache, espresso and tar on the finish. The grip is keeping things tight now, but this should meld in the cellar, as the underlying feel is energetic. Best from 2015 through 2025" (3/2013)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is one ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

97 points James Suckling: "This continues to be a benchmark for Napa merlots for me with soft and velvety tannins, earth, mushroom and meat character. White truffle too. Unique nose. Full body and a juicy, long, long finish. Drink or hold." (7/2015) 90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good red-ruby. Slightly jammy aromas of dark berries, chocolate and graphite. Sweet, plush and broad, with mouthfilling flavors of dark cherry, cassis, cocoa powder and caramel. Not especially brisk or sharply delineated but finishes with sufficient energy, ripe tannins and very good sweetness and length." (5/2014)91 points Antonio Galloni: "White truffle, smoke, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Canon-La-Gaffelière, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "Exuberant and explosive, the 2014 Canon La Gaffelière is quite forward in style, yet all the elements seem to come together. An open, exotic bouquet melds into sweet red cherries, plums, spices and dried rose petals. The high percentage of Cabernet Franc gives the wine considerable aromatic lift and tons of personality. Floral and savory Franc notes abound on the super, long finish. The 2014 is 55% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)" (4/2015) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "A strong ganache element flows along with the dark currant and blackberry flavors. A charco ...Read More » 


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2011 Certan de May, Pomerol (Previously $85)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Firm and concentrated, this wine has great structure and density along with acidity and berry flavor. There is an attractive final spicy element." (4/2012) 88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Aromatic herbs, red fruits and a touch of game on the nose, nicely lifted by sweet spice and violet notes. Bright and fresh in the mouth, with the cassis and herb flavors nicely supported by lively acidity and smooth tannins. Finishes with a coffee note." (5/2012)90 points James Suckling: "The aromas in this 2011 are impressive, with flowers, plums and currants. Full body with velvety tannins and pretty, ripe, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


1997 Pavie-Decesse, St-Emilion

90 points Wine Spectator: "Seriously good. Lots of blackberry, vanilla and tobacco character on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish of polished texture. Finely crafted wine. Best after 2000." (1/2000) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is the first vintage the vinification was controlled by Gerard Perse and his two consultants, Dr. Alain Raynaud and Michel Rolland. Dense ruby/purple-colored, with copious quantities of black raspberry and cherry fruit intermixed with spicy oak, this deep, rich, medium to full-bodied 1997 possesses sweet tannin, low acidity, excellent length, a ...Read More » 


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WS 90

2007 Paloma Spring Mountain District Merlot

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*Two Stars* Deeply fruited, impressively filled with a very keen sense of dark, well-ripened cherries that indelibly marks it as Merlot, Paloma's latest is an especially well-balanced working that is at once very rich, refined and remarkably polished. It does show a streak of fine-grained finishing tannins, but there is nothing so coarse as to raise any worries, and the wine's fruit eases its way past a bit of last-minute astringency. As good Merlot will, this one might tempt early drinking, but it has a long life before it and should evolve for years to ...Read More » 


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CG 91 RP 91

2011 San Giusto a Rentennano "La Ricolma" Toscana (Previously $90)

95 points Antonio Galloni: "Another gorgeous wine, the 2011 La Ricolma wraps around the palate with fabulous depth and richness. Dark red and black-toned fruit, cloves, menthol, spices and licorice meld together in a supple, radiant wine endowed with notable depth and nuance. Lavender, jasmine and a host of floral notes add gorgeous perfume on the finish. Of all the San Giusto wines, Ricolma seems to get the least attention, but it can be superb, as it is again in 2011." (9/2014)94 points Wine Spectator: "A cool reserve lends a fresh feel to the pure cherry and blackberry flavors in this dense red. Taut, focu ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 Tertre Daugay, St-Emilion (Previously $40.00)

90-93 points Wine Spectator: "This has the rich, dark blueberry and blackberry fruit of the vintage, with ample graphite and spice and a solid, tannic backbone. Toasty, but with flesh. (Web-2011)"92 points James Suckling: "Fascinating wine with dark fruit and citrus undertones. Full and refined. Lovely finish." (4/2011) 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the finest Tertre Daugays I have tasted (although the 2009 is also attractive), this sleeper of the vintage exhibits a dense purple color as well as copious aromas of sweet kirsch, black fruits, licorice and graphite. Medium to full-bodied with a corpulent, layered mouthfeel, light to mode ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Gigault "Cuvée 'Viva" Premières Côtes de Blaye (Previously $15)

91 points James Suckling: "A red with plum and berry character, plus lots of hazelnut. Chalky. Full body with chewy tannins and a fresh finish. This is always excellent. Drink in 2015." (2/2014) Wine Spectator: "Bouncy blueberry and cherry fruit flavors are backed by toasted spice. Open knit and fresh." (4/2012) K&L Notes: One of our favorites from the value regions on the right bank. Cotes de Blaye region now referred to as Cotes de Bordeaux. This wine is 90% Merlot and has a lot of blackberry fruit flavors. Decant one hour and serve with a pot roast. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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JS 91


2012 Feytit-Clinet, Pomerol

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine has a beautiful, dense, opaque bluish/purple color, with loads of sweet fruit, no noticeable oak, earth, spice and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. The finish is long, opulent and beautifully textured. This is stunning Pomerol in this vintage. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. There is also room for further improvement. The final blend was 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with the alcohol 14.1% from tiny yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare. (RP)" (4/2015)92 points James Suckling: "A silky and refined wine with superb balance and beauty for the vintage. Full-bodied, v ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2006 Paloma Napa Valley Merlot

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An excellent Merlot from proprietor Jim Richards, this 2006 reveals flamboyant, sexy, chocolaty, mocha, and coffee notes intermixed with oodles of black cherry and berry fruit. Full-bodied, silky textured, and mouthfilling, this hedonistic effort will provide enormous pleasure over the next 5-8 years. (RP)" (12/2008)93 points Wine Spectator: "Plush, ripe and elegant, with fragrant currant, caramel and olive aromas and supple, beautifully layered plum, cedar and loamy, toasty oak flavors that are wrapped around a dense, complex core." (2/2009) K&L Notes: According to K&L's Bryan Brick, this is e... Read More » 


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RP 93 WS 93

2012 Seven Hills Columbia Valley Merlot

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Smooth and palate-coating, it’s 100% varietal, with just the right balance between blackberry and black cherry fruit, and barrel-induced flavors of toffee, toasted macadamia nuts, and café crème." (7/2014)91 points Wine Spectator: "Polished and supple, with ripe flavors of red berry and dark cherry. Almost syrupy in intensity, this is balanced with mineral nuances and buffed to a sheen on the finish. Drink now through 2019." (11/2014) Jancis Robinson: "Pleasantly juicy, blackberry fruit. Slightly smoky on the finish. Well made, easy-going, liquorice and Worcestershire sauce on the fi ...Read More » 


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WE 91 WS 91

2010 Gigault "Cuvée Viva" Premières, Côtes de Blaye

93 points James Suckling: "Nicely taut, with a mix of damson plum, bitter cherry and red currant fruit racing along, carried by a bright iron note and picking up floral and bergamot notes on the sleek finish. Drink now through 2016." (2/2013)90 points Wine Spectator: "Nicely taut, with a mix of damson plum, bitter cherry and red currant fruit racing along, carried by a bright iron note and picking up floral and bergamot notes on the sleek finish. Drink now through 2016." (3/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An impressively opulent wine for its price point, the 2010 exhibits notes of vanillin intermixed with spice box, licorice, Provencal ...Read More » 


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JS 93 WS 90

1995 l'Evangile, Pomerol (Previously $230)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red-ruby. Deep, superripe, fully expressed aromas of black raspberry, chocolate, smoke and leather, plus a ripe vegetal nuance that contributes complexity. Velvety, lush and full in the mouth, but rather closed following the bottling; the wine sweetness is currently restrained. Conveys a sense of brooding power. The silky, fine tannins hit the palate very late. A superb vintage for this wine." (6/1998)93 points Wine Spectator: "Beautiful aromas of crushed berries, chocolate and spices follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a spicy, refined aftertaste. (W ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2001 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Merlot should convert all the doubters of this varietal in Napa Valley, as it is consistently one of the top two or three Merlots made in California. At ten years of age, the 2001 confirms what an extraordinary Merlot producer he is. It transcends the category and puts to shame most of the Merlots that emerge from the Golden State. A dense plum/purple color is accompanied by a beautifully sweet nose of melted chocolate, creme de cassis, cherry pie, earth and spice. It possesses a voluptuous texture, brilliant purity and equilibrium, and a chewy, succ ...Read More » 


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2004 Blankiet "Paradise Hills Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a stunning Merlot, impossibly rich. Saturated and opaque in color, it tastes fat and flashy, with masses of cherry and blackberry jam, anise, chocolate and Provençal herb flavors. Yet this opulently soft wine has a classic structure, backed up with firm tannins. This is a profound Merlot." (3/2007)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Merlot Paradise Hills Estate offers a big, sweet kiss of cassis, kirsch, spice and spring flowers. Rich, medium to full-bodied and seemingly close to full maturity, it is easily capable of lasting 10-15+ years. The aromatics smell just like a gr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2000 Petit Village, Pomerol

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good medium red-ruby. Aromas of blackberry, minerals, coffee and spices; at once cool and liqueur-like. Lush, chewy, sweet and deep, with vibrant flavors of black cherry and chocolate. Finishes with firm tannins and very good length and grip. Showing very well." (5/2003) K&L Notes: 90 points Robert Parker: "Smoky, earthy notes intermixed with espresso roast, chocolate, plums, and black currants jump from the glass of this dark plum/ruby colored wine. Chewy and fleshy, with sweet fruit, ripe tannin, medium to full body, and a sexy mouthfeel, it should be enjoyed betwe... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2010 Rollan de By, Médoc (3L) (Previously $150)

92 points James Suckling: "Beautiful note with lots of fruit like blackberries, crushed raspberries and some dark plum. Full and wonderfully velvety on the palate with ripe tannins and a sweet pure dark fruit. Already drinks very well, but a few years patience will be rewarded. Best ever?" (2/2013)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* A powerful selection, this is dominated by tannins. Under the firm structure, there is a fruity aspect that will develop. It has the potential to evolve into a full-bodied, intense wine that maintains a sense of elegance." (3/2013)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Consistently better than its humble appe ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Merlot

92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2011 Merlot Estate is gorgeous. A blast of dark red and black stone fruits melds into a more typical expression of mountain fruit, with savory herb and floral notes that develop in the glass. A kick of bracing 2011 acidity supports a finish laced with iron, smoke, leather and spices. There is plenty to like in this accessible Merlot from Ridge." (7/2014)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This Merlot is not afraid to show its rough side, with aromas of tobacco smoke, cigar box, thick blackberry, ripe blueberry, black cherry and dust. The mouth-coating tannins are strong on the plush, gr ...Read More » 


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2014 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Barde-Haut boasts superb richness and overall intensity. Dark spices, crème de cassis, new leather, mint and licorice meld together in a dark, sumptuous St.-Emilion built on pure depth and resonance. Suave, polished tannins convey an overall impression of creaminess. This clay-rich terroir delivers considerable breath. This is a terrific showing from proprietor Hélène Garcin and consulting winemaker Alain Raynaud. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc." (4/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "This is very dense and intense with lots of extracted fruit that gives a lico ...Read More » 


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1990 Larcis-Ducasse, St. Emilion

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1990 is a wine of impressive richness, with a spicy, cedary, cassis-scented nose, a creamy, velvety texture, and rich, full-bodied flavors. There are layers of fruit supported by moderate tannins. A little more concentration and this wine could have been monumental." (2/1993)  


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RP 90

2002 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot

93 points Wine & Spirits: "Full and delicious, Pride's merlot achieves a balanced ripeness at the mountaintop border of Napa and Sonoma counties. The wine has density of fruit while it retains a spot-on varietal identity, a flavor of black cherry and rose petal jam. Tannins amplify the richness with a chocolate warmth, evenly meshed with the fruit across the palate." (6/2005)93 points Wine Enthusiast: "What a fabulous Merlot. Yes, it’s dense in texture, like molten metal, with melted tannins, but it’s kept lively with clean acids. Meanwhile, the flavors are sheer mountain fruit: concentrated blackberries and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


1995 La Conseillante, Pomerol (Previously $200)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Fascinating aromas of mineral, lilac and blackberry follow through to a full-bodied palate, with layers of silky tannins and a long finish. Just starting to come around. Give it more time.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. (Web-2007)"92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the La Conseillante vertical at Chez Bruce. This bottle of '95 just refused to come out an play, unlike previous examples. It had a very tight bouquet with touches of redcurrant and wild hedgerow, later developing more exotic scents of dried apricot and dates. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, o ...Read More » 


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WS 93 RP 92

1990 Grand Mayne, St-Emilion

91 points Wine Spectator: "A wine with plenty of compact fruit and backbone.Good ruby color. Plenty of chocolate and berrycharacter on the nose. Full-bodied, with lots ofsilky tannins and a long, fresh finish. Willcontinue to improve. Drink now or hold.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective." (8/2000)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1990 offers an impressively saturated color, exhibiting a touch of amber and a black cherry, mineral, smoky component, with a dash of roasted herbs. Spicy, rich, long, and massive in the mouth, it is full-bodied, sweet, jammy, and capable of lasting for another 8-10 years. Last tasted, 5/01 ...Read More » 


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WS 91 RP 90

2005 La Confession, St-Emilion

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Opaque purple, with a sweet blue and blackberry perfume intertwined with licorice and graphite, the 2005 La Confession exhibits massive concentration and extraction, but this full-bodied wine pulls back from being over-the-top because of intrinsic freshness and admirable purity. It is a brilliant effort from the young Janouiex, but it needs some cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028" (4/2008) Wine Spectator: "Very floral and fruity, with hints of blackberry and flowers. Medium- to full-bodied, with firm tannins and a good density of fruit. Long and racy. A little rese ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 95

2001 & 2003 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot Tasting Lot
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2001 & 2003 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2001 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot (93WS, 92ST, 90RP) and 2-bottles of 2003 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot (92ST, 92WS, 90CG). Of the 2001 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot,Wine Spectator writes: " *Top 100 Wines of 2003* Beautifully crafted, exquisitely balanced and rich in currant, exotic spice and ripe blackberry fruit. Turns spicy and exhibits pretty mocha-scented oak, with a long, broad, rich aftertaste." (11/2003) 

This lot contains the following items:
2001 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot (qty: 1)
2003 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot (qty: 2)


End Date: Sep 6 2015 12:30PM PT


2012 Nickel & Nickel "Suscol Ranch" Napa Valley Merlot

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "An herbal, 100% Merlot from a nine-acre ranch in Jamieson Canyon, just south of the town of Napa, this wine is steeped in sage, cinnamon and dense, smoky leather. Soft tannins lend succulence and warmth, while the finish is marked by notes of tobacco and toasted oak." (3/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Merlot Suscol Ranch is named for the indigenous American Indians that once lived in Napa Valley. The wine shows chocolate and tangy acidity with a dense ruby/purple color, good mocha and black cherries in a medium-bodied format. It is not the most complex Merlot, but it is s ...Read More » 


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WE 91

2000 Pavie Decesse, St-Emilion

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Gerard Perse's 2000 Pavie Decesse, a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from a vineyard situated above Pavie, on the steep limestone hillsides outside the walled town of St.-Emilion, is a fabulous effort (all the Perse wines are stunning in this vintage). Notes of camphor, creme de cassis, violets, black currants, cedar, and licorice jump from the glass of this inky/purple-hued offering. Monumental richness, sensational sweet tannin, a skyscraper-like mid-palate, and a 45+-second finish result in an extraordinary wine that is just reaching its pl ...Read More » 


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2001 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot Back In Stock!
2001 Pride Mountain Napa/Sonoma Counties Merlot

93 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2003* Beautifully crafted, exquisitely balanced and rich in currant, exotic spice and ripe blackberry fruit. Turns spicy and exhibits pretty mocha-scented oak, with a long, broad, rich aftertaste." (11/2003)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good dark red. Smoky aromas of black raspberry, coffee and nutty oak. Lush, fat and sweet, with layered flavors of black raspberry and sweet oak. Quintessential Pride Merlot, with strong fruit complemented but not overwhelmed by 100% new oak." (6/2004)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Merlot (a blend of Napa and Sonoma fruit) possesses a healthy dark ruby/purp ...Read More » 


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2010 La Conseillante, Pomerol

98 points James Suckling: "Beautiful nose with cocoa powder, exotic flowers, candied violets and loads of dark berries. Great aromatic complexity. Amazing texture on palate with a superb precision and silky tannins. So beautifully composed showing already great harmony. Difficult to wait! Better in 2018." (2/2013)96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A brilliant effort from this property, known for the sheer elegance and finesse of its wines, the 2010 La Conseillante offers back-to-back monumental efforts, particularly given the remarkable 2009. This estate has been on a hot streak of late. The 2010 is a slightly bigge ...Read More » 


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2004 Ornellaia Masseto

98 points Wine Spectator: "Shows wonderful aromas of flowers and berries, with hints of vanilla and Indian spices. Full-bodied and powerful, with layers of chewy tannins and a long, flawless finish. Compact and dense, yet racy and refined. Not the perfect 2001, but very close. Best after 2013. 2,680 cases made." (10/2013)96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Masseto is all silk and elegance. The 2004 is arguably the most finessed, silky Masseto ever made. Bright floral notes add lift and precision to a core of sweet red berries and spices in this supple, exceptionally polished wine. This is the height of elega ...Read More » 


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2009 Pride Mountain Sonoma/Napa Counties Merlot

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good bright medium-deep red. Sexy, expressive aromas of redcurrant, red plum, chocolate and nutty oak. Sweet and pliant in the mouth, with enticing flavors of red berries, cocoa powder and spices. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and lovely lingering perfume. According to winemaker Sally Jackson, the Merlot in 2009 had less weight and structure than usual, but this wine is a charmer." (5/2012) Wine Spectator: "Muscular and focused, though not as fleshy as previous vintages. Aromas of black cherry and earth lead to dense flavors of plum, dried herb and cedar. Tan ...Read More » 


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ST 90

2009 Cap de Faugeres, Côtes de Castillon (3L)

91 points James Suckling: "This is pretty, earthy and spicy, with blueberry and blackberry character. Full body, with polished tannins and a lively finish. The dried citrus fruit really comes through here. Better in 2015, but so delicious now." (2/2012)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 is possibly the best Cap de Faugeres yet made, a sleeper of the vintage, and a realistically priced one at that. A blend of 85% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon that hit 14% natural alcohol, the wine displays loads of charcoal, blackberry, espresso roast and white chocolate. It is full-bodied, unctuo ...Read More » 


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JS 91 RP 91

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: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $35.99 Add To Cart
W&S 91

1995 Certan De May, Pomerol Back In Stock!
1995 Certan De May, Pomerol

96 points Wine Spectator: "Juicy, burly red. Fascinating aromas of ripe fruit, game and earth. Full-bodied, very velvety, with a long, rich aftertaste. Not giving away what it really has, but what classic potential. Best from 2003 through 2013." (9/1998)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An impressive Certan de May, the 1995 exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, and a moderately intense nose of black olives, cedar, raspberries, and cherry fruit intermixed with toasty new oak. In the mouth, the new oak is noticeable, as is an elevated level of tannin. Notwithstanding the aggressive vanillin flavors and powerful tannin, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2001 Pride Mountain "Mountain Top Vineyard Vintner's Select" Sonoma County Merlot

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "94+ points. The 2001 Merlot Mountaintop Vineyard exhibits an even more saturated ruby/purple color as well as tighter, more restrained aromatics (dusty, earthy, spice box, black cherry and black currant fruit). Rich, full-bodied and extraordinarily young for a Merlot, this big wine comes from Pride’s high elevation (2,000 plus feet) vineyard. Great acidity and plenty of sweet tannin provide structure as well as delineation. While approachable, it will benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring and should easily last 20-25 years. This is a provocative, h ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2000 & 2002 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot Tasting Lot
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2000 & 2002 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2000 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot ((89-92ST), 91RP) and 1-bottle of 2002 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot. Of the 2000 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot,Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar writes: "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." (06/2002) 

This lot contains the following items:
2000 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot (qty: 1)
2002 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 9 2015 12:30PM PT

Current Bid: $45.00
Place Bid
ST 89 - 92 RP 91

2001 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot

90 points Robert Parker: "The 2001 Merlot (a 6,354-case blend of 94.3% Merlot and 5.7% Cabernet Franc) exhibits fragrant aromas and flavors of espresso roast, coffee beans, smoke, chocolate, and loads of berry fruit. Dense plum/ruby in color with a hedonistic personality, this is a heady, full-bodied wine to drink over the next 7-8 years. This is a top-flight single-vineyard wine aged completely in French oak, which is in total contrast to the wines made at Silver Oak." (02/05) 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
RP 90

2000-2001 Groth Napa Valley Merlot Vertical
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2000-2001 Groth Napa Valley Merlot Vertical, including 2-bottles of 2000 Groth Napa Valley Merlot (90W&S) and 2-bottles of 2001 Groth Napa Valley Merlot. Of the 2000 Groth Napa Valley Merlot,Wine & Spirits writes: "No tasting note given." (10/2003) 

This lot contains the following items:
2000 Groth Napa Valley Merlot (qty: 2)
2001 Groth Napa Valley Merlot (qty: 2)


End Date: Sep 3 2015 11:30AM PT

Current Bid: $100.00
Place Bid
W&S 90

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 » 


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
ST 89 - 92 RP 91

2010 Corbin, St-Emilion

93 points James Suckling: "Nose starts with fresh brewed coffee, cedar and chocolate toffee. With a bit of air it shows ripe plum, sweet licorice and fresh leather. Wonderful dark round fruit on the palate with velvety caressing tannins. Full with a long finish with lots of dark fruit. Succulent wine." (2/2013)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Lush, concentrated black currant and kirsch-like fruit, a hint of licorice and some floral notes and subtle background oak jump from the glass of this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. It is another relatively large-scaled St.-Emilion at 15% natural alcohol, but the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2012 Emmolo Napa Valley Merlot

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Although this winery has been around since 1944, I am unfamiliar with its wines. Packaged in an interesting bottle with a label sporting green ink, this 2012 Merlot is made in an explosively rich, blockbuster style. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by oodles of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit intertwined with hints of espresso and chocolate. Full-bodied and super-rich, but not overly extracted or astringent, this beautifully made, full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal Merlot should wine the hearts and minds of many California wine enthusiasts. It i ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $54.99 Add To Cart
RP 92

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