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2016 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "This is superb: a triumph for the vintage considering how complicated it was in St.-Emilion. Elegance with power. Full-bodied, intense and forthright. Wonderful length and depth. Better than the 2015." (4/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Tour Saint-Christophe, the Saint Emilion estate of Peter Kwok whose eye-catching terraced vineyard looks upon Barde-Haut from the other side of the valley, is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc picked between 5-23 October and matured in 40% new oak. It has a sensual bouquet with black cherries and cassis scents, the new oak neatly ...Read More » 


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2014 de Landiras Rouge, Graves Top Pick!
2014 de Landiras Rouge, Graves

95 points Decanter: "65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. Great intensity of classic Bordeaux fruit on the nose, cassis, dark cherries and liquorice. The rich round palate is bursting with fresh blackberry and blackcurrant, lovely silky tannins great length all in perfect harmony." (6/2016) K&L Notes: This property is located at the southern end of the Graves region, very close to Barsac and Sauternes. This property is one of the oldest in Bordeaux dating from the 14th century. John Statton built the original chateau in 1360 on the site of a Roman villa, while the land was still in Englis... Read More » 


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2014 Tour St-Christophe, St-Émilion Top Pick!
2014 Tour St-Christophe, St-Émilion

94 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of blackberries, flowers, chalk and blueberries. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Intense and structured." (2/2017) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Tour Saint-Christophe comes from Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes, the lieu-dit Cassevert, where proprietor Peter Kwok has built some quite startling terraces on the slope to improve the terroir (apparently recruited from Spain as only they possess the technical know-how). My, what a Saint Emilion this is. It has a very well-defined bouquet with crisp, pure mineral-rich red and black fru ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Coufran, Haut-Médoc Top Pick!
2005 Coufran, Haut-Médoc

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample* If you're looking for great, ripe black currant fruits, this is where to come. The wine is full and hugely fruity, but it still manages a good Bordeaux sense of proportion. (RV)" (6/2006) Jancis Robinson: "Smokiness dominates the nose at the moment but there’s still evidence of fresh and aromatic cassis underneath. Rich and yet juicy. A slightly leafy aftertaste may not to be everyone’s taste but it does finish fresh. (JH)" (12/2007) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Coufran is much more concentrated than normal, with a big, rich, black cherry, earthy, spicy mouthfeel. Medium-bodied, ...Read More » 


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2016 Haut-Brisson, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "Soft and velvety wine with blackberry, blueberry and raspberry character. Full body, a dense center palate and a long and pure finish. Another winner." (3/2017) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Haut Brisson is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc was cropped at 42 hectoliters per hectare picked from 5-15 October, matured in 35% new oak. It has a rich and slightly heady bouquet with intense black cherry and crème de cassis notes, although I find that the Tour St Christophe, which is also owned by Peter Kwok, has far more detail. The palate is full-bodied with dense ripe ta ...Read More » 


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2013 Simi Sonoma County Merlot Top Pick!
2013 Simi Sonoma County Merlot

Much of the fruit for this luscious red comes from Simi's Red Fan and Los Amigos estate vineyards in Alexander Valley, with the remainder sourced from across Sonoma. The 2013 growing season was particularly friendly to red grapes, allowing them to develop concentrated, elegant flavors and bright acidity. Tasting notes for the 2013 vintage from the winemaker: "Deep garnet with a ruby edge, our 2013 Sonoma County Merlot has rich, dark notes of blackberry and plum with cocoa, nutmeg, and earthy hints of cedar and bay laurel. Smoky bacon notes frame bright f... Read More » 


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2012 Provenance Napa Valley Merlot Top Pick!
2012 Provenance Napa Valley Merlot

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Merlot Barrel Select ratchets up things rather nicely, with more mocha, black cherry fruit, slightly more body, deeper color and more substance and depth. This wine should turn out to be quite nice. (RP)" (10/2014)  


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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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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. (RP) This 22-acre property was recently acquired by the owners of Smith Haut Lafitte, Daniel and Florence Cathiard. Sandwiched between ...Read More » 


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2014 Maillet, Pomerol (Previously $35)

James Suckling: "A little lean but shows bright fruit and mineral character. Medium body and medium finish." (3/2015)  


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

92 points James Suckling: "A dense and polished red for the vintage with dried strawberry, raspberry and chocolate character. Full body, firm tannins and a pretty finish. Needs two or three years to soften slightly but already impressive." (1/2015) 92 points Vinous: "The 2012 Barde-Haut is dark, fleshy and voluptuous, with notable depth and resonance from the Merlot. Mocha, bittersweet chocolate, plums and spices all add nuance, but above all else, the 2012 is a wine of spherical texture and intensity. Give it a few years to fully unwind. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, aged in 300-lit ...Read More » 


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2014 Mouton Cadet "Ryder Cup," Bordeaux (Previously $15)

Mouton Cadet has partnered with wine lover and legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. to design this year's Ryder Cup limited edition. This special Mouton Cadet cuvée was the official wine of the 2016 Ryder Cup, and is available only for a short time. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Super Substance "Northridge Vineyard" Wahluke Slope Merlot (Elsewhere $55) Top Pick!
2013 Super Substance "Northridge Vineyard" Wahluke Slope Merlot (Elsewhere $55)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Reviewed last year under the K Vintners label, the 2013 Super Substance Merlot Northridge is a serious effort that’s reminiscent of a top flight Pomerol. It sports a deep ruby/purple color as well as ample black currants, plums, wet clay and earth in a rich, full-bodied, concentrated, layered package that’s already hard to resist. Nevertheless, I suspect it will be even better with 2-3 years of bottle age and drink well over the following 10-15 years. (JD)" (6/2016) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Brooding aromas of blackberry seed, black currant and licorice are follow ...Read More » 


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2005 Larmande, St-Emilion

92 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of ripe fruit, coffee bean and sweet tobacco follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long, balanced finish. Rich and layered. (JS)" (3/2008)  


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WS 92

2013 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An absolute epic wine is the 2013 Merlot, a blend of 95% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot. It is no wimpy wine either, with the natural alcohol slightly north of 15%. A gorgeous nose including roasted espresso, melted black chocolate, blackberry, plum and cassis offers an exceptional set of aromatics. The wine has beautiful ripeness, headiness and a long finish of close to 45+ seconds. This is a beauty of terrific purity, texture and personality. Few California Merlots will ever be capable of equaling this. Drink it over the next 2 ...Read More » 


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2014 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Merlot

Connoisseurs Guide: "*One Star & Good Value* Clean and nicely composed with an attractive nose of juicy red cherries backed up by a trim bit of creamy oak, this well-crafted offering earns the nod for its fine sense of balance, its steady, well-focused fruit and its youthfully tight, slightly claret-like construction. It shows more winemaking polish and depth than its modest price might lead one to expect, and it has all of the right pieces in place to improve for a good half-decade or more. It is, in short, a lot of wine for the money, and it ranks high on our list of excep ...Read More » 


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2014 Nickel & Nickel "Bear Flat" Oak Knoll District Merlot

The 2014 Bear Flat Merlot combines the berry fruits from a warm region with the savory notes of a cooler growing area. Aromas of plum, spice, and forest floor lead into flavors of cedar, herbs, and black olive. A sumptuous and plush, this merlot is ready to enjoy or will improve with a few years of cellaring. 


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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 » 


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2014 Figeac, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* The classic blend for Figeac with its 32% of Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Cabernet Franc gives a beautifully dense wine with great tannins. The wine is perfumed while the complex tannins are finely cushioned by the generous black fruits and acidity. It is a wine for long-term aging. Drink from 2026. (RV)" (4/2017) 96 points James Suckling: "The aromas of blackcurrants and fresh forest floor are evocative. Oyster shells and stones. Turns to blackcurrants. Medium to full body and firm and silky tannins that are polished and coat your mouth. The palate is ever dense a ...Read More » 



2013 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Very much on point with respect to its variety’s classic and close-to-succulent, dark cherry fruit but a well-balanced Merlot with a keen tannic spine and one that never errs to softness or loses its way to pushy ripeness, this continuous, nicely extracted version hints quietly at Cabernet in its solid, slightly tighter structure. It already shows plenty of depth and good range, yet it is bound to impress even more if set aside and given the chance to develop for another three to five years." (4/2017) 90 points Wine & Spirits: "Duckhorn takes the soft lushness of merlot and brings a ...Read More » 


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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)  


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WS 90

2014 Decoy Sonoma County Merlot

Wine Spectator: "Solidly built if slight in scale, with savory flavors of red currant, dusty dried herb and spice. Drink now through 2021. (TF)" (11/2016) K&L Notes: Duckhorn is an iconic Napa Valley estate for Merlot, and they make Decoy as their more value-priced bottling from Sonoma County fruit. A total of 14 vineyards were harvested under ideal conditions and the wine was aged in French oak (40% new) for 10 months before bottlng. The winemaker describes: "This lush and inviting Merlot displays flavors of ripe blackberry, black cherry and cassis, underscored by hints of sweet spi... Read More » 


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2009 Larmande, St-Emilion

94 points James Suckling: "A wine, with beautiful focused fruit of raspberries and citrus fruit follow through to a full body, with super polished tannins and a bright acidity. Very lively. The superb quality of the Cabernet Franc comes through here. Better in 2015." (2/2012) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Concentrated, dark wine that edges towards austere. Beneath this surface, the wine shows some generous fruit. Give it a few years and the more approachable nature will begin to show through. (RV)" (2/2012) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Rather dark and winey, with almost chewy-edged currant, plum sauce and roasted fig notes laced with bittersw ...Read More » 


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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 » 


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WE 92 JS 90

2014 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

94 points James Suckling: "Very aromatic and chalky on the nose with blackberries and blackcurrants. Licorice, too. Full to medium body, savory and chewy tannins, yet this always remains polished with a long and pretty finish. Drink in 2020, but hard not to drink now." (2/2017) 94 points Vinous: "The 2014 Barde-Haut has turned out beautifully. Dark cherry, mocha, spice, leather and tobacco flesh out in the glass. Effortless, supple and nicely layered, the 2014 hits all the right notes. The midweight style of the year comes through very nicely in this classy, polished Saint-Émilion. Proprietor Hélène G ...Read More » 


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2010 Berliquet, St-Emilion

92 points James Suckling: "Attractive nose with fresh leather, blueberries and vanilla. Nutmeg, chocolate and cedar. Full and super round with smooth polished tannins and excellent fruit. Long finish with licorice and soft mineral notes. Wonderful wine that will drink well from 2016." (2/2013) 91 points Wine Spectator: "This is nicely cloaked with charcoal and roasted apple wood, while the core of steeped fig, blackberry and black cherry paste notes sits in reserve. The well-defined finish is mostly grip for now, but should meld in the cellar. Best from 2014 through 2026. (JM)" (3/2013) Jancis Robinson: "Glossy dark purplish cri ...Read More » 


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JS 92 WS 91

2014 Fonplégade, St-Émilion

92 points James Suckling: "Dark-berry and oyster-shell aromas follow through to a medium body, integrated tannins and a tangy finish. An almost burnt lemon undertone. Linear and polished. Very solid. Drink in 2019." (2/2017) 89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Fonplegade 2014 has a surprisingly light and reserved bouquet: pretty and floral but requiring a couple of minutes to get into its stride. The palate is medium-bodied with good backbone, a little edginess coming through with aeration, although it remains stubborn and linear on the finish. It just needs barrel aging to knit the component parts togethe ...Read More » 


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2014 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

97 points James Suckling: "Blackberries, blueberries, forest floor and hints of Spanish cedar. Full-bodied and tight with firm and silky tannins and long and beautiful focus. Goes on for minutes. Terrific wine. Drink or hold." (1/2017) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Merlot is a blend of 94.5% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec. It has a dense purple color, although not as saturated as the 2015 or 2013, with a beautiful fruited nose of blackberry, plum, chocolate, mocha and espresso. The aromatics are killer and then the wine hits the palate with a medium to full-bodied lushness and an expression ...Read More » 


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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: Redwood City 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. (BS, Web-2015)"  


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JS 92

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) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Tart black cherry meets plum, strawberry and clove, while softened tannins belie the wine’s overall density and sense of generosity. A smoky waft of cigar amplifies the power and sinewy nature of the fullbodied wine, ...Read More » 


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2013 Hendry "Block 13" Napa Valley Merlot (Previously $35)

Wine Enthusiast: "An earthy, funky block-designated wine, this tastes thin despite its fuller-bodied alcohol level. A plethora of fresh-picked herb and forest characterizes this effort, which finishes in thick tannin." (3/2016)  


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2014 Emmolo Napa Valley Merlot

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Merlot Emmolo is named after Cheryl Emmolo, Jenny Wagner’s mother, who runs this wine operation. It is a fleshy, dense ruby/purple-colored wine with a full body, loads of fruit and straightforward, chunky, fleshy, consumer-friendly, big, chewy Merlot to drink over the next 7-8 years. (RP)" (12/2016)  


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2013 Kathryn Kennedy "Serious" Santa Cruz Mountains Merlot

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Bottled but not released, the 2013 Serious Merlot is a step up over the 2012 and has lots of currants, plums and cassis fruit characteristics to go with chocolate, licorice and spice. Medium-bodied, supple, and rounded with an easy drinking texture, drink this charming Merlot over the coming 5-7 years. (JD)" (10/2015)  


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2013 Prisoner Wine Co. "Thorn" Napa Valley Merlot

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Merlot Thorn is essentially dominated by Merlot but has small quantities of Malbec and Syrah blended with it. This 4,000-case production cuvée is outstanding. Loads of chocolate, cedar wood, black cherry and mocha notes jump from the glass of this velvety textured, voluptuous and fleshy wine. (RP)" (10/2015) 91 points James Suckling: "This is soft and round with blackberry, walnut and currant aromas and flavors. Full body." (6/2016) 91 points Wine Spectator: "A firm structure combines with ripe, plush fruit to make a winning Merlot. Aromas of currant, espresso and grilled herb open to complex flavors f ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Fugue de Nenin, Pomerol

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Fugue de Nenin is a delicious, soft, finesse-styled Pomerol with elegant mulberry, plum, cherry fruit. Dark ruby, with a hint of spring flowers, it is best drunk over the next decade. (RP)" (12/2011) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(a blend of 81% merlot and 19% cabernet franc; 13.9% alcohol; 20% new oak) Medium-dark ruby. Pure, vibrant aromas and flavors of blackcurrant, blackberry syrup and smoky plum. Fresh on entry, then juicy, clean and nicely balanced, finishing long and satisfying, with high-quality tannins. The best-ever Fugue I can recall, and a wine that should provide plen ...Read More » 


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2012 Canon, St-Emilion
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2012 Canon, St-Emilion (94RP, (92-94WE), 93JS, (89-92ST)). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted from several bottles in recent months, the 2012 Canon is a stupendous wine for the vintage and if anything, it appears to be improving with each encounter. It clearly serves up more than enough volume and fruit intensity on the nose compared to the impressive 2011 Canon: it is very pure with black cherries, wild strawberry, asphalt and blood orange. This is very well defined and beautifully focused. The palate is medium-bodied, silky smooth and with that thrilling sense of frisson. There is so much vivacity wound up inside this Saint Emilion that it would not surprise me if it turns out to be one of the very best in 2012. Tasted January 2017. (NM)" (03/2017) 

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2016 Tour St-Christophe, St-Emilion (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "This is superb: a triumph for the vintage considering how complicated it was in St.-Emilion. Elegance with power. Full-bodied, intense and forthright. Wonderful length and depth. Better than the 2015." (4/2017) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Tour Saint-Christophe, the Saint Emilion estate of Peter Kwok whose eye-catching terraced vineyard looks upon Barde-Haut from the other side of the valley, is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc picked between 5-23 October and matured in 40% new oak. It has a sensual bouquet with black cherries and cassis scents, the new oak neatly ...Read More » 


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1997 Grand Mayne, St.-Emilion

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The tell-tale dark ruby color, pronounced minerality, and pure black raspberry fruit are the hallmarks of most Grand-Mayne vintages. The 1997 possesses some tannin, but the overall impression is of an elegant, medium-bodied, slightly lighter than usual wine with sweet fruit...(RP)" (4/2000) Wine Spectator: "Pretty plum and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a light, fruity aftertaste. (JS)" (1/2000)  


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2015 Enclos Tourmaline, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Enclos Tourmaline, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

98-99 points James Suckling: "This is fabulous with superb concentration of ultra-fine and ripe and bright fruit. Walnuts, blackberry, black truffles and wet earth. Full body. Powerful finish. Amazing tiny production wine in the heart of Pomerol. 1 hectare. 3,000 bottles. 100% merlot. A wine to compete with Le Pin. Watch this estate!" (4/2016) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 L'Enclos Tourmaline comes from a one-hectare parcel directly opposite Clinet and owned by Peter Kwok, part of what appears to be his expanding "empire" on the Right Bank. Readers should be aware that this particular vintage includes a ne ...Read More » 


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2013 Emmolo Napa Valley Merlot

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This big, fat, juicy Merlot (15.1% alcohol) is luscious, pure and ripe. It has a dense ruby/purple color and is plump, not terribly complicated, but savory and fleshy. Drink it over the next 8-10 years. (RP)" (12/2015) K&L Notes: Winemaker Jenny Wagner is the daughter of Caymus's Chuck Wagner, and has been working alongside him for years to learn the trade. Grapes for this Merlot were sourced from the cooler Oak Knoll appellation, with the goal of creating a well-balanced but rich and nuanced wine. 


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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 » 


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WS 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) Vinous: "Bright, full red. Aromas ...Read More » 


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WS 91

2012 Canon, St-Emilion

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted from several bottles in recent months, the 2012 Canon is a stupendous wine for the vintage and if anything, it appears to be improving with each encounter. It clearly serves up more than enough volume and fruit intensity on the nose compared to the impressive 2011 Canon: it is very pure with black cherries, wild strawberry, asphalt and blood orange. This is very well defined and beautifully focused. The palate is medium-bodied, silky smooth and with that thrilling sense of frisson. There is so much vivacity wound up inside this Saint Emilion that ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 Joanin Bécot, Côtes de Castillon (special label)

90 points James Suckling: "Fresh spicy nose with coffee, red plums and cranberry. Some vanilla, nutmeg and white pepper. Crushed chalk behind the fruit. Vibrant and juicy red fruit on the palate with ripe tannins and good length. Medium-full body." (3/2013) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Joanin Becot has a simple bouquet with raspberry and balsamic scents that open and muster more vigour with time, the oak nicely integrated and revealing floral tones. The palate is medium-bodied with a tannic, masculine entry. This is very structured with a dry finish, but ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Miani Merlot Colli Orientali del Friuli Buri (Pre-Arrival)

98 points Vinous: "A wine of gravitas and pure power, the 2012 Merlot Buri offers up a heady concoction of black cherry jam, melted road tar, exotic spices, blood orange and graphite. Dark, sumptuous and totally beguiling, the 2012 will thrill readers lucky enough to find it. Time in the glass brings out the wilder and more mineral-drenched notes that are such signatures of this Merlot from old, terraced vines in Buttrio. (AG)" (3/2017)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $249.99 Add To Cart
VN 98
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2012 Villemaurine, St-Emilion

93 points Vinous: "One of the under the radar gems of the vintage, the 2012 Villemaurine is striking from the outset. A dark, sumptuous Saint-Emilion, the 2012 possesses gorgeous richness to match its sensual personality. Black cherry, smoke, plum and spices are some of the many notes that emerge from this beautifully layered, inviting wine. The 2012 is 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Hubert de Bouard is the consulting winemaker. (AG)" (1/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Twenty years ago, this used to be one of my candidates for the worst wine from a top terroir in St.-Emilion. Things have changed ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot (375ml)

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Very much on point with respect to its variety’s classic and close-to-succulent, dark cherry fruit but a well-balanced Merlot with a keen tannic spine and one that never errs to softness or loses its way to pushy ripeness, this continuous, nicely extracted version hints quietly at Cabernet in its solid, slightly tighter structure. It already shows plenty of depth and good range, yet it is bound to impress even more if set aside and given the chance to develop for another three to five years." (4/2017) K&L Notes: This Merlot-dominated blend reminds us why Duckhorn ear... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
CG 91

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