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2011 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "A gorgeous wine that offers a firm, botrytis character, with aromas of spice, apple and orange zest. It’s powerful and meant for long aging." (5/2012)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château Doisy-Védrines 2011 has a very fragrant, almost floral bouquet with pure honey, quince and yellow flower scents that soar from the glass and embrace you like your favourite aunt. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous texture and superb acidity that really set this Sauternes alight: real tension and a sense of energy here. It just 'flows' ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Previously $110.00) Top Pick!
2011 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (Previously $110.00)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "** Cellar Selection ** So smooth, this is a rich, grandiose wine. Although it is full of black currant fruits and spice flavors, the texture is most impressive. Dusty tannins are integrated with juicy fruits seamlessly. The purest fruit flavors are allied to linear tannins in a precise yet generous way. The wine is evolving beautifully, but do not drink before 2020." (5/2014)95 points James Suckling: "A wine with lots of ripe berries, verging on dried fruits. Full and chewy with ripe, round, chewy tannins. It needs lots of bottle age. A wine of steel. From biodynamically grown gra ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2011 Léon, Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux

Wine Enthusiast: "Rich and dense, the wine has the fruitiness of the vintage along with a core of firmer tannins. Its black currant and berry flavors are right up front adding perfume to the acidity. Drink from 2016." (12/2013) Wine Spectator: "Light, with modest grip framing the dark cherry, tomato and tobacco notes." (12/2013)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2011 Sigalas-Rabaud, Sauternes (Previously $50)

96 points James Suckling: "Wow. This Sauternes shows an amazing intensity of dried pineapple, mango and spicy botrytis. It really shakes you. Full body and very sweet, but with an intense, wild finish of everything. Speechless. Best ever from here. Hard not to drink it now, but better in 2020." (1/2014)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dry and spicy with layers of sweet, textured honey, this is a complex, structured wine. It has acidity, with pineapple and ripe apple flavors that are laced together with wildflower honey. The inner core is firm and dry. The wine will be ready to drink from 2018." (5/2015)93 points Wine Spectator: "This has sup ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Domaine du Bouscat "La Gargone" Bordeaux Supérieur (Previously $22)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Cuvee La Gargone (14% alcohol) exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color, abundant notes of sweet blueberries and black raspberries and significant density and richness. A major sleeper of the vintage, this blend of 60% Merlot, 20% Malbec, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well for 3-5 years." (4/2014) James Suckling: "This shows lots of excellent fruit, with spices, chikies and chocolate. Full and dense. Fruity finish. Drink in 2016." (2/2014)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2011 Puy-Blanquet, St-Emilion (Previously $20)

Jancis Robinson: "Deep crimson. Gentle, dusty, inviting. Light, dry with dusty tannins. Strongly mineral note and really rather delicate. Not a great deal of depth but elegant. Paper-fine tannins and finishes fresh. (JH)" (4/2012) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Chateau Puy Blanquet has a ripe cassis and blueberry scented nose that is very primal and quite precocious for the vintage. Given time to unfurl in the glass it offers up attractive Margaux-like floral notes. The palate is medium bodied with quite a supple entry, light in the mouth but well balanced with soft landing on the finish. This will b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2011 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (375ml) (Previously $25.00)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "A gorgeous wine that offers a firm, botrytis character, with aromas of spice, apple and orange zest. It’s powerful and meant for long aging." (5/2012)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château Doisy-Védrines 2011 has a very fragrant, almost floral bouquet with pure honey, quince and yellow flower scents that soar from the glass and embrace you like your favourite aunt. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous texture and superb acidity that really set this Sauternes alight: real tension and a sense of energy here. It just “flows” ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Capbern Gasqueton, St-Estèphe Top Pick!
2011 Capbern Gasqueton, St-Estèphe

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Firm and structured, this wine, produced by the same team as classed growth Calong-Ségur, has solid architecture. It does also have fine fruitiness and acidity but it is the shape that impresses. Given time, it will develop into an elegant wine. Drink from 2018." (5/2014) Jancis Robinson: "Vanilla-laced black fruit. Firm, chewy, very dark but needs time. Savoury, high acid, pretty hard work at the moment but should come round." (1/2015) Wine Spectator: "This has a brambly feel, with toasted spice, tobacco leaf, dark plum and crushed black currant notes rolled together at the core. A brambly, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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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


2011 Fonplégade, St-Emilion (Previously $37.00)

92 points James Suckling: "Shows serious concentration of fruit for the vintage, with a medium to full body, fine tannins and a juicy finish. Beautiful, pure fruit, with licorice and berries. Needs a few years to come together: try in 2017." (2/2014)90 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers a gorgeous bolt of raspberry ganache, with blueberry and plum compote notes, lined with anise and carrying through a briary, spice-infused finish. This has ample grip and more than enough flesh, offering lovely fruit and a rather suave feel. A strong showing for the vintage. Best from 2016 through 2026." (3/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The resurrection ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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2011 Petit Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Solid, with a direct, open-knit core of apricot, toasted almond, piecrust and white peach flavors that meld through the creamy, ginger-tinged finish. Drink now through 2018. (Web-2014)" K&L Notes: The second wine of Château Guiraud and made by Xavier Planty, Château Guiraud's oenologist since 1982. It is a modern style with a high proportion of Sauvignon Blanc (approximately one third), made from a blend of lots fermented in stainless steel (for minerality and freshness), and new French oak barrels, which promote the development of richness, body, and intensity of fl... Read More » 


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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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2011 Bourgneuf, Pomerol

91 points James Suckling: "A wine with a pretty ripe-fruit character and ripe, chewy tannins. Some toasted oak as well. I think it needs another two or three years to soften the tannins and bring it all together. Serious 2011 Pomerol." (2/2014) 90-91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of new wood mark this wine. On the palate, the tannins are gentle, with flavors of ripe black plum, nutmeg and milk chocolate." (4/2012)90 points Wine Spectator: "On the chewy side, with ganache and Black Forest cake notes leading the way, followed by loam, plum sauce, roasted fig and singed alder flavors that form the core and finish. Should drop the chewy edge ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc

91 points James Suckling: "Aromas of currants and berries with hints of chocolate. Full body with a solid core of fruit and a flavorful finish. Very fine. Cantermerle delivers in 2011. Better in 2016." (2/2014)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An elegant, successful 2011, Cantemerle has produced a finesse-styled wine with a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of flowers, mulberries, raspberries and blueberries. With dramatic quality and purity, this medium-bodied effort possesses sweet tannins and a texture that builds incrementally. A lighter-styled, but beautifully crafted, well done 2011, it can be ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Firm and complex, it shows both ripe fruit and weighty tannins, and is still very closed and tight. This is a powerful expression of the vintage—a wine that should age well." (4/2012) 90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This sexy, delicious effort is atypically fat, fleshy and opulent for a 2011. While the acidity is present, it is lower than in many Medocs. The wine displays lots of blue, red and black fruits intertwined with a floral note that provides additional complexity. Front end-loaded with a mid-palate and finish that fill out nicely, this beautifully made wine is a true sleeper of ...Read More » 


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2011 Mauvesin-Barton, Moulis

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "**Editors' Choice** This marks the first vintage of this Moulis estate under the ownership of the Barton family of Léoville Barton. Already the wine is showing breeding and an understated structure and richness. Lightly perfumed, full of black fruits and integrated tannins, it should age well. Drink from 2017." (6/2014) 87-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium-deep ruby. Captivating nose combines red fruits, mocha and aromatic herbs. Light and lively on the palate, with good precision to the red fruit and mineral flavors. Finishes with lovely length and persistent mineral tang. This re ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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2011 Guiraud, Sauternes Top Pick!
2011 Guiraud, Sauternes

99 points James Suckling: "This wine has exceptional clarity, balance and freshness, with lots of spicy botrytis character. Full body, medium-sweet and a crisp finish. It’s racy and refined. What’s impressive is the intensity of noble rot that makes the wine feel almost dry. This is the greatest wine ever made here. Made from organic grapes. Try in 2017, but already delicious to drink." (1/2014)97 points Wine Spectator: "#12 Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2014!!!*Highly Recommended* A large-scale version, with seamlessly layered notes of almond cream, apricot, ginger, mango, piecrust, papaya and toasted h ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien Top Pick!
2011 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "**Cellar Selection** Huge structure, huge potential, a wine that will bring out all the fruit and density of the vintage while remaining very fresh. Black plums are already showing strongly along with the dry core that promises aging. It’s serious while alive and bright. Drink this major wine from 2022." (5/2014)95 points James Suckling: "This shows so much spice and berry character on the nose. Focused and beautiful. Full body with a clearly outstanding core of fruit and polished tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. Reminds me of the superb 1996. Try in 2020." (1/2014)95 points Wine Spectator: "**Collecti ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac Top Pick!
2011 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is characterized by both structure and rich fruitiness. A dark, smoky character brings out the solid tannins that underlie the black currant fruitiness and the balance. Although it doesn’t have power, an intensity gives a flavor that lasts in the mouth. Drink this wine from 2018." (5/2014) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the finest second wines now being made, Les Forts de Latour comes from the same parcel every year. The 2011 is composed of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38.5% Merlot. Forty-three percent of the Latour production was relegated to this cuvee. Its opaque pur ...Read More » 


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2011 Suduiraut, Sauternes

94-97 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(93% semillion and 7% sauvignon; 3.7 pH; 6 g/l total acidity; 150 g/l residual sugar; 13.5% alcohol): Bright golden yellow. Intense, deep aromas of ripe citrus, kiwi and guava are complicated by marmaladey smoky botrytis and a touch of honeyed mango, decadent notes that are rare in 2011 Sauternes. Very rich in the mouth, displaying extremely pure tropical fruit and acacia honey flavors that are given clarity and cut by harmonious acidith. Finishes very long and pure, with uncanny freshness that keeps this opulent wine light on its feet. This is far ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Margaux, Margaux (1.5L) (Previously $1200)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "** Cellar Selection ** A solidly structured wine, it is both elegant and intensely powerful. It is disclosing its fruitiness slowly, at the moment dense and concentrated. A restrained edge provides complexity and balance. It will need aging, so don’t drink before 2022." (5/2014)94 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of flowers with hints of strawberries and currants. Extremely aromatic. This is full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a racy finish. It is very finely structured but chewy and austere. I like the tension to this. Try in 2018." (2/2014)94 points Wine Spectator: "This has a restrained core of stee ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Latour, Pauillac (1.5L)

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Cellar Selection * Big tannins and impressive fruits are the hallmarks of this impressive wine. It is also subtle, not showing all its flavors at once, hiding beneath tannins and structure. For this fruity vintage, it shows a strong sense of direct, solid structure, only allowing the strong black plum and berry flavors to come through slowly. It is for the long haul, so don’t drink before 2022, even better later." (5/2014)96 points Wine Spectator: "This has a gorgeous core of steeped plum, boysenberry and black currant coulis flavors, backed by a prominent graphite note that driv ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

94 points James Suckling: "A wine that has a beautiful depth of fruit, with currants, minerals and dried flowers on the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied, with super-integrated tannins that last for minutes. This is muscular yet polished. Extremely well done for the vintage. Better in 2017." (2/2014)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The grand vin, the 2011 Smith-Haut-Lafitte is another great successes (and that’s saying something after the remarkable duo of 2009 and 2010 as well as the brilliant 2008). This wine exhibits a dense purple color along with a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, mulberries, licorice and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan (Previously $95.00)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The saturated ruby/purple-hued 2011 Haut-Bailly exhibits a glorious, subtle, noble set of aromatics consisting of red and black currants, sweet cherries, graphite, truffles and a faint hint of wood spice. The wine hits the palate with the profound elegance and purity that have become so much a characteristic under Wilmers and Sanders. Still youthful, with good acidity and freshness, this brilliant, medium-bodied 2011 needs another 4-5 years of bottle age, and should evolve effortlessly for 20-25 years. 94+ (RP)" (4/2014) 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* Packed with dense tannin ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Troplong Mondot, St-Emilion

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The brilliant 2011 Troplong Mondot is one of the superstars of the vintage. The final blend was 89% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc, and the wine tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol. Its opaque blue/purple, nearly black color is followed by aromas of blueberry liqueur interwoven with black raspberries, blackberries, licorice, camphor and forest floor. Among the most complete wines of the vintage, with no hollowness, astringency or herbaceousness, this is a tour de force in a challenging vintage. Some tannins are noticeable, but this 2011 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2011 Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol

88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Perfumed violet and strawberry aromas are complicated by chocolate and herbs. The bright red berry and cherry flavors show lovely depth and purity, with chocolate and vanilla notes adding another dimension. Very good balance and a fresh, long, smooth finish make this vintage of Lafleur-Gazin one of the best in recent memory." (5/2012) 88-90 points Wine Enthusiast: "There is some warmth here, with the tannins providing a firm base for the crisp fruit. This wine shows some richness as well as intense acidity." (4/2012) Jancis Robinson: "Vineyard encépagement: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2011 d'Yquem, Sauternes Top Pick!
2011 d'Yquem, Sauternes

99 points Wine Spectator: "A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is, toasted coconut, fig, orange blossom and persimmon details kick in, lending length and dimension. The finish is ridiculously long. Best from 2020 through 2060." (3/2014)98 points James Suckling: "Crazy minerality to this, with lots of dried mango, pineapple and papaya on the nose. Botrytis-spice and nutmeg undertones. Full body, very sweet, with superb depth of fruit and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac Top Pick!
2011 Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "The wine shows the power typical of a Lafite but within the context of the fruity 2011 vintage. The immensely dense tannic structure gives the wine a solid feel that is lifted by so much ripe black currant and berry fruits. At the back, the wine has a more brooding, dark character that suggests great aging potential. Drink this wine from 2019." (5/2014)94 points James Suckling: "Love the nose on this, with sweet tobacco, delicate currant, cedar and blackberry. Full body with integrated tannins and a juicy, fruity, subtle finish. The texture to this wine is beautiful. Better than I ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac Back In Stock!
2011 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac

96 points James Suckling: "This shows lots of opulent aromas of ripe fruit, light toasted oak, walnut and dried meat. It’s full-bodied, with chewy tannins and plenty of fruit. A muscular, solid wine. Baby 1986. Try in 2020." (1/2014)95 points Wine Enthusiast: "There is a lightness about this vintage of Mouton Rothschild. It doesn’t take away from its quality but does give the wine poise and an attractive lift. The wine is based on solid tannins, then the ripe fruit builds layers of fruitiness and freshness. It is not likely to be one of the longest-aging Moutons, but it will be delicious. Drink from 2020. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2011 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (1.5L) (Previously $320)

95 points James Suckling: "A dense, refined wine, with blueberries, blackberries and spices. Full body with integrated tannins and a polished texture. Love the mouthfeel to this. Extremely well done for the vintage, considering the hail in St Estephe. Try in 2018." (2/2014)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Powerful, very rich and very concentrated, this epitomizes the opulent style of Cos d’Estournel. A sense of extraction is overwhelmed by the huge, ripe fruit. It shows velvet texture at first, but then the tannins come on strongly, leaving a wine that will age over many years. Drink from 2022." (5/2014)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Co ...Read More » 


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2011 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac (1.5L)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is characterized by both structure and rich fruitiness. A dark, smoky character brings out the solid tannins that underlie the black currant fruitiness and the balance. Although it doesn’t have power, an intensity gives a flavor that lasts in the mouth. Drink this wine from 2018." (5/2014) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the finest second wines now being made, Les Forts de Latour comes from the same parcel every year. The 2011 is composed of 61.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38.5% Merlot. Forty-three percent of the Latour production was relegated to this cuvee. Its opaque pur ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Beychevelle, St-Julien

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This impressive wine follows a straight line of structure, acidity, firm tannins and dark black fruits. The combination is a wine with depth, ripeness and an edge of austerity that demands aging. Drink from 2018." (2/2014)91 points Wine Spectator: "A textbook St.-Julien, offering tightly layered dark plum, currant and blackberry fruit, with a strong graphite spine and dark tar and mouthwatering pastis notes on the finish. A well-built, confident wine. Best from 2017 through 2027." (3/2014)90 points James Suckling: "An attractive 2011 with lots of blackberry, hazelnut and walnut character. Medium to full body ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City


2011 Margaux, Margaux

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Cellar Selection * A solidly structured wine, it is both elegant and intensely powerful. It is disclosing its fruitiness slowly, at the moment dense and concentrated. A restrained edge provides complexity and balance. It will need aging, so don’t drink before 2022." (5/2014)94 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of flowers with hints of strawberries and currants. Extremely aromatic. This is full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a racy finish. It is very finely structured but chewy and austere. I like the tension to this. Try in 2018." (1/2014)94 points Wine Spectator: "This has a restrained core of steepe ...Read More » 


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2011 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This property, which has been on a qualitative tear over the last generation, has produced one of the most successful wines of 2011. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, it is broad, rich, medium to full-bodied and dense. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as lots of concentration, silky tannins, and a bigger, richer mouthfeel than any of its St.-Julien peers. The result is one of the stars of the vintage. (RP)" (4/2014)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Cellar Selection * This is a really fruity wine that’s opulent and gorgeousl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2011 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Great swathes of fruit cross the tannic core in this impressive wine. Hints of wood aging peek out from beneath the sumptuous richness and spice. It is ripe, dense and obviously set for long aging. Drink from 2018." (2/2014)92 points James Suckling: "A sleek, refined wine with blueberry, mineral and dried-flower character. Medium to full body with firm tannins. Bright and racy. Better in 2018." (2/2014)92 points Wine Spectator: "This has some slightly rugged grip, with a prominent charcoal frame. Delivers ample flesh at the core, offering plum cake, currant preserves and smoldering tobacco leaf notes, offset ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a crisp-textured wine, with a complex structure of rich, dense fruits, spice and wood. The wine is only just coming together, promising many years of aging ahead." (4/2012)94 points Wine Spectator: "Shows lovely pitch, with white peach, pineapple, honeysuckle, green almond and ginger notes out front, backed by hints of yellow apple and orange blossom. The long, floral-framed finish isn't shy on depth or richness, but relies on elegance overall. Best from 2016 through 2040." (3/2014)93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of minerals, dried pineapple and pears. Hints of pie crust. Full body, medium sweet, wi ...Read More » 


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2011 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best buy* This is a delightful wine with an attractive character that belies that firm structure behind it. It has weight and concentration and firm tannins, while showing the fruity side of the vintage. A wine for pleasure as it ages. Drink from 2016." (2/2014)92 points James Suckling: "A fresh, bright wine with citrus, raspberry and currants. Medium to full body with firm tannins and a crisp finish. Juicy fruit. Better in 2016." (2/2014) 89-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby-purple. Exotic, perfumed aromas of plum, strawberry syrup, Oriental spices and bay leaf are complemented by a hint of camphor. Bright ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2011 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

96 points James Suckling: "Lots of subtle redcurrant and berry character, with flowers and sweet tobacco on the nose. Full body, super-integrated tannins and a light shaved-chocolate, berry and cedar character. A decadence and beauty to this that wakes you up. Better in 2018." (1/2014) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "An impressively silky wine. Dry yet intensely fruity, the palate shows big fruit, smooth tannins and a perfumed character." (4/2012)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The unbelievably superb 2011 Haut-Brion (a tiny production of 7,600 cases from a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 19% Cabernet Franc) exhibits a classic no ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City



2011 Montrose, St-Estèphe

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* As so often with Montrose, this is a powerful, concentrated and very structured wine. Dense tannins are paired with rich black fruits, although at this stage the wine also has a sense of austerity. Power, severity and complexity all make for a wine for long aging. Wait until 2019." (5/2014)93 points Wine Spectator: "Features some lovely plum, black currant and blackberry fruit, already melded into the core, while a pure, long and rather regal structure runs through the finish, letting extra charcoal and pebble notes play out. Offers precision, range and a beauti ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "**Cellar Selection** This is a solid, concentrated wine from a reliable chateau. It has weight and power, with rich black fruits balanced with fresh acidity. Touches of bitter extraction and wood aging are likely to integrate as the wine ages. It should develop into an impressive and powerful wine. Drink from 2018." (2/2014) 92-93 points James Suckling: "Very pretty aromas of currants and blueberries with hints of flowers. Full body with silky tannins and a fruity finish. Refined. Very polished tannins." (4/2012)92 points Wine Spectator: "Shows a taut feel for now, with lots of cassis and blackberry fruit, lined ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City