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2009 Capbern Gasqueton, St-Estèphe Top Pick!
2009 Capbern Gasqueton, St-Estèphe

Jancis Robinson: "From a 41-ha vineyard planted on high-lying gravel croupes. Vineyards are densely planted with 6,000 vines/ha and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Vines are on average 35 years old and the grapes were hand-harvested. One-third new French oak was used in maturation. Capbern Gasqueton has belonged to the Gasqueton family for 10 generations. They also own Calon-Ségur and this wine was made by the talented Calon-Ségur cellar team. Invitingly rich, warm dark fruit, some oak sweetness, particularly on the palate, though the fruit driv ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc

93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Floral and precise fruit, with blackberry-skin character and mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Long and tight. Racy. Lovely texture. 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 percent Merlot and 15 percent Petit Verdot. This property is really on a roll now, delivering racy and structured reds; it gives much more freshness and character to the wine. (Web-2010)" 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It is not unusual that the 2009 La Lagune is a spectacular effort given the fact that this estate has been making terrific wines over the last decade or more. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Grand Corbin Manuel, St-Emilion (1.5L) Top Pick!
2009 Grand Corbin Manuel, St-Emilion (1.5L)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "One of several châteaux in Saint-Émilion with the name Corbin attached, this is a finely made, ripe, dusty wine. It conveys a southern French feel with its rich fruitiness and powerful dry tannins. It has concentration and power, and will develop well over the medium-term. Drink from 2016." (6/2014) 90 points Wine Spectator: "This is on the tangy side, featuring a nice sanguine streak that runs through the blackberry and black cherry fruit. The fine-grained finish shows a roasted apple wood edge. Not big, but offers nice range and focus." (6/2012) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Grand-Corbin-Manuel’s offering exhibi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 92 WS 90

2009 Cambon La Pelouse, Haut-Médoc Top Pick!
2009 Cambon La Pelouse, Haut-Médoc

91 points James Suckling: "A little austere but shows chocolate, blueberry and hints of spices. Full body. Chewy. Needs about two or three years of bottle age." (7/2014) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another of my favorite estates from the southern part of the Medoc, Macau, this Haut-Medoc cru bourgeois is a blend of 54% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. The alcohol was 14% and the wine bottled unfined and unfiltered by its consulting oenologist, the brilliant Claude Gros. Wonderfully dark ruby/purple in color, with loads of sweet berry fruit as well as hints of licorice and charcoal, the wine ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 91 RP 90

2009 Meyney, St-Estèphe

93 points James Suckling: "Green olives, spices and currants on the nose. Full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Lovely layers of ripe tannins and ripe fruit. Best after 2018." (2/2012) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I clearly underrated this wine from barrel. The finest wine made at this estate since 1982, this opaque black wine is a sleeper of the vintage, with oodles of blackberry fruit interwoven with hints of charcoal, forest floor, licorice and damp earth. Deep, rich, chewy, full-bodied and opulent, this is a fabulous Meyney that, because of its low acidity and very ripe tannin, can be drunk in ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 93 RP 92

2009 Malmaison, Moulis-en-Médoc Top Pick!
2009 Malmaison, Moulis-en-Médoc

Wine Spectator: "This has a good sappy feel, with kirsch and cherry preserves flavors laced with a pepper note and a lively tobacco streak. Shows a stony edge on the finish. Drink now through 2015. (JM)" (5/2012) K&L Notes: Not to be confused with the Napoleonic museum (Château de Malmaison) located just west of Paris, the 24 hectare Château Malmaison in Moulis, Gironde, was purchased by the Rothschilds in 1973 and lies adjacent to Château Clarke. The abandoned vineyard was renovated between 1974 and 1978, its soils now yielding distinctive and harmonious wines that are mellow, fruit... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Tour Saint-Fort, St-Estèphe

Richly dark in color, with the purple-blue highlights of youth. The nose is seductive and ample, with touches of toasty oak and baking spice. With robust tannins, this youngster is yummy now, but makes a good candidate for the cellar. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Maison Blanche, Médoc (1.5L) Top Pick!
2009 Maison Blanche, Médoc (1.5L)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Vibrant, with nicely packed raspberry, fig and blackberry fruit carried by mouthwatering acidity and well-embedded structure. Lots of anise, spice and tar frames the finish. Stéphane Derenoncourt consulting here. Best from 2012 through 2019." (3/2012) K&L Notes: The blend for the 2009 Château Maison Blanche is 85% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc is usually not included in this wine, but was in 2009 because it came in so perfectly. This is stunningly delicious...blackberries and toasty oak abound. Will cellar well for five-pl... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 91

2009 Nairac, Sauternes

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Nicolas Tari oversaw a sensational 2009 Chateau Nairac. It has a richer bouquet compared to the 2010 with exuberant, explosive scents of acacia honey, dried apricot and a hint of petrol that transposes the exoticism of the vintage. The palate is well-balanced with a viscous opening. There is plenty of vibrant spicy fruit, interwoven with orange rind and pineapple, leading to a beautifully focused an intense finish. Stack this high in your cellar. Drink 2016-2040+. Tasted March 2014. (NM)" (6/2014) 92-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale, full yellow. Racy aromas of pear, apple, peach and ma ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Brown Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "A deeply rich-colored and flavored wine, smooth and showing the great ripeness of the vintage. Acidity and firm tannins offer structure to what is a spicy, fruity wine, dominated by fresh black plum and prune flavors." (2/2012) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Very tight, delivering espresso, iron and kirsch notes wound up at the core, covered for now with bay leaf, tar and roasted mesquite flavors. The long finish has nicely buried racy acidity. This is more lean muscle than overt power, and should age nicely. Best from 2013 through 2021." (4/2012) Jancis Robinson: "Oddly aromatic! Perhaps just a tiny tad o ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 92 WS 92

2009 Phélan-Ségur, St-Estèphe

93 points James Suckling: "Solid wine. Bright blueberry and floral aromas follow through to a full body, with soft, velvety tannins and a long finish. Best since 1989. Try after 2017." (2/2012) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This is fleshy and polished, with layers of crushed plum, fig sauce and blackberry paste that unfurl slowly, backed by maduro tobacco, charcoal and iron. There's lots of minerality on the finish, but it's nicely enveloped in the fruit. Best from 2013 through 2022." (3/2012) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The best Phelan-Segur since the 1990, this is a rather dense, full-bodied, massive wine for a cru bourgeois. Sweet blackbe ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Caronne Ste-Gemme, Haut-Médoc

90 points Wine Spectator: "***Smart Buys*** Offers a dark, plush feel, with roasted fig and warm currant preserves notes flowing over dark tobacco and bittersweet cocoa flavors, followed by a solid, tarry-edged finish. Drink now through 2019." (3/2012) Jancis Robinson: "60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. Intense and savoury-edged cassis with a very light leafiness adding freshness. Tight, tense and grippy at the moment but with the fruit to fill the core." (9/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 is made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot. Attractive loamy soil not ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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WS 90

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

2009 Gressier-Grand-Poujeaux, Moulis

Wine Spectator: "Dark and winey, with charcoal and tobacco notes framing the core of dark plum, steeped black currant and fig fruit flavors. The tight-grained finish is tinged with iron accents. (Web Only—2012)" K&L Notes: Owned by Celine Villars of Chasse Spleen fame, this property is making great value reds. This 2009 has tons of red fruit flavors and a rich, smooth finish. Great value at under $20 a bottle. This was a big hit at the recent Sopexa Bordeaux event. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A deceptively approachable wine. Its gorgeous fruits are right up front, their ripeness powered by a generous, complex texture. There is concentration, but it is surrounded by so much richness. It can almost be drunk now, but should age well. (RV)" (3/2012) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Very dense and still rather reserved, with dark blueberry, blackberry and fig notes rolled together, framed by freshly brewed espresso and Black Forest cake notes. Long and tarry through the finish, with a melted licorice snap note hanging on at the very end. (JM)" (3/2012) 92 points James Suckling: "Blueberry and currant aromas fo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Clarke Rothschild, Listrac

Jancis Robinson: "Slightly peppery fruit and fragrant mid palate. Firm tannins but still pretty well balanced and showed well after a run of right-bank richness. Drink 2014-2023." (10/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the better Clarkes ever made, this wine from the cool, backwater appellation of Listrac displays serious density, an opaque ruby/purple color, and lots of earth, black currants and raspberries. Drink it over the next 10-12 years." (2/2012) Wine Spectator: "This delivers a direct beam of red and black currant fruit, liberally laced with tobacco and roasted cedar notes that hang through the lightly fi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Haut-Carles, Fronsac

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Right up there with the best of the Fronsacs, the 2009 Haut-Carles is a blend of 90% Merlot and the rest split between Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Boasting Dr. Alain Raynaud as the oenologist/consultant, an abundance of crushed rock, blueberry, graphite and chalky notes are present in this dense purple wine, which is full-bodied, rich and clearly an over-achiever in this vintage or any other. Drink it over the next 10-15+ years. (RP)" (2/2012) 91 points James Suckling: "Blueberry and flowers on nose, with dark chocolate. Full body, with firm tannins and a chewy finish. A little tight ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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 Chauvin, St-Emilion

91 points James Suckling: "Blackberries, with dried meats and flowers on the nose. Full body, with silky tannins and a long caressing finish. Very fine. Try in 2015." (2/2012) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A major sleeper of the vintage, this over-achieving St.-Emilion seems to come up big in many of the top vintages and needs more recognition from consumers. Loads of black currants, toasty oak and forest floor notes comprise this large-scaled, substantial wine. With its intense fruit, copius glycerin, and long, complete finish, this wine is successful now but should be better in 3-4 years and last for 15 or mor ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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JS 91 RP 91

2009 Clarendelle Rouge, Grand Vin de Bordeaux (1.5L) (Previously $40.00)

According to their website: "A very balanced wine with a purple color, concentrated almost ink. The 13.5% ABV is perfectly balanced with tannins and freshness. Aromas of cherry, blackberry, black currant, a rich and mellow mouth, almost chocolatey. The tannins are dense but silky, giving a beautiful amplitude and length. Intense and concentrated but with lots of tenderness and finesse." 79% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Durfort-Vivens, Margaux

93 points James Suckling: "Loads of sweet tobacco and berry character, with hints of chocolate on the nose. Full body, with meat and earth. Juicy finish. Tannins build on the finish. Try this in 2018." (2/2012) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "90-92 Barrel sample. Ripely juicy, a wine that feels fresh as much as rich. It shows extreme berry juice as well as acidity. But there is also some density." (8/2010) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Plump and forward, with a tasty core of dark plum, fig sauce and blackberry preserves rolled together and pushed from behind by apple wood and tobacco notes. A flash of bittersweet cocoa adds length on the finish. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Petit Lion Marquis de Las Cases, Saint-Julien

91 points James Suckling: "Blueberries and minerals on the nose, with hints of flowers. Full body, with firm and chewy tannins and a fresh finish. A little linear in structure, but very fine. Second wine of Leoville Las Cases. Try in 2018." (2/2012)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 91

2009 Fleur Cardinale, St-Emilion

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A good value among over-achieving St.-Emilion estates is La Fleur Cardinale’s 2009. Composed of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, some of the abrasive tannins noticeable early on in this big wine (14.5% alcohol) are now sweeter and better integrated. Made from tiny yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare, this is a concentrated, rich effort revealing lots of black cherry and black currant fruit as well as a fragrant, firm, full-bodied personality. It should be at its best between 2016 and 2030. (RP)" (2/2012) 93 points James Suckling: "Wow. Blueberry, minerals, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Kirwan, Margaux

94 points James Suckling: "This is a wine that seduces you, with its crushed blackberries and hints of dark chocolate that follow through to a full body and ultra-fine tannins with a tangy, fresh finish. Solid as a rock. Best ever from here. Try in 2019." (2/2012) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "While it has weight and richness, this is also seriously structured, a wine packed with dry tannins. The potential is all there—the sweet fruit of the vintage along with a solid texture and final acidity." (2/2012) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A big, powerful Margaux that should age for 20+ years, this inky purple-colored wine exhibits notes of spring f ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 La Salle de Poujeaux, Moulis

Second label of Chateau Poujeaux. As noted by Stephen Tanzer, "This large chateau, among the finest properties in Moulis, was purchased in 2008 by Philippe Cuvelier, who also owns Clos Fourtet. The same team of manager Nicolas Thienpont and enologist Stephane Derenoncourt was responsible for superb 2009s at both estates." Clyde's notes-Toasting, oaky aromas. After decanting the wine opens up to a red fruit forward beauty. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Lagrange, St-Julien

94 points James Suckling: "This is very reserved right now but shows impressive blueberry and blackberry character. It’s full- bodied, with a super density of fruit and ripe tannins." (7/2014) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Ripe wine, with soft tannins allied to great density. Weight and lovely, juicy, final fruit flavors meld together easily. This is solid, dense, impressive and for long-term aging." (2/2012) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated medium ruby. Sexy aromas of cassis, licorice, menthol and cedar. Tightly wound, classic and intense, with sharply delineated flavors of dark berries, violet and minerals complemented by well-integra ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 La Tour Carnet, Haut-Médoc

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This dense purple wine displays notes of charcoal, subtle toast and white chocolate as well as blueberry and blackberry liqueur intermixed with hints of graphite and licorice. Dense, full-bodied, unctuously textured, and quite long and thick, this concentrated, impressively endowed wine is silky-textured and already accessible. However, I suspect its best days are at least 5-7 years ahead of it. It should keep for a minimum of two decades. One of the few classified growths in the southern end of the Medoc south of Margaux, La Tour Carnet has been owned f ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Belle-Vue, Haut-Médoc

93 points James Suckling: "Very classy nose here of minerals, currants and hints of freshly cut flowers. Full-bodied, with super silky tannins and a beautiful combination of ripe fruits and bright acidity. Tension to this. Juicy. Best ever from here." (4/2012) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "In a somewhat tragic twist, this over-achieving cru bourgeois in Haut-Medoc has turned in its finest wine to date, an unfined cuvee made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot, created by the late proprietor Vincent Mulliez, who died suddenly last year. Sadly, this was his best effort. Notes of blackberri ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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JS 93 RP 91


2009 Le Bourdieu, Médoc

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is a lovely Cru Bourgeois: very pure and feminine on the nose with crisp red berries, redcurrant and candied orange peel. The palate is fleshy but not cloying with layers of ripe sweet red fruit, leading to a very lithe sensual finish where the oak is supremely well integrated. Bravo! (NM)" (1/2012) K&L Notes: Château Le Bourdieu is situated close to the mouth of the Gironde and is planted to half Cabernet Sauvignon and half Merlot. The river helps balance temperature and humidity and contributes to a gentle ripening process. The wine is fermented in steel and c... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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RP 90

2009 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A spectacular effort from this estate rivaling their 2005, but more flashy/flamboyant, this dark ruby/purple wine has a strikingly intense nose of licorice, flowers, plums and dark berries. Medium to full-bodied, very approachable and silky, this suave, very sexy wine can be drunk early on as well as aged for 20+ years. (RP)" (2/2012) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Warm and rounded, this spicy wine has wood flavors just showing through the ripe fruit. It is already delicious, with rich blackberry flavors right up front, although its aging potential is evident with the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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RP 95 WE 94 JS 93
WS 92 ST 91
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2009 Feytit-Clinet, Pomerol

92-95 points Wine Spectator: "Blackberry and licorice, with spices. Tar. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a round and beautiful finish. So silky and beautiful. Lovely texture. (Web-2010)" 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dominated by Merlot (95%) blended with a small amount of Cabernet Franc (5%), with 14.5% natural alcohol, it exhibits an opaque blue/purple color as well as a bouquet reminiscent of blueberry pie intermixed with espresso beans, black raspberries, charcoal and graphite. Full-bodied, thick and juicy with undeniable purity, a layered mouthfeel and abundant but sweet tannins, this exceptional Pomerol ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2009 Clarke Rothschild, Listrac (1.5L)

Jancis Robinson: "Slightly peppery fruit and fragrant mid palate. Firm tannins but still pretty well balanced and showed well after a run of right-bank richness. Drink 2014-2023." (10/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the better Clarkes ever made, this wine from the cool, backwater appellation of Listrac displays serious density, an opaque ruby/purple color, and lots of earth, black currants and raspberries. Drink it over the next 10-12 years." (2/2012) Wine Spectator: "This delivers a direct beam of red and black currant fruit, liberally laced with tobacco and roasted cedar notes that hang through the lightly fi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Grand Corbin Manuel, St-Émilion (3L)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "One of several châteaux in Saint-Émilion with the name Corbin attached, this is a finely made, ripe, dusty wine. It conveys a southern French feel with its rich fruitiness and powerful dry tannins. It has concentration and power, and will develop well over the medium-term." (6/2014) 90 points Wine Spectator: "This is on the tangy side, featuring a nice sanguine streak that runs through the blackberry and black cherry fruit. The fine-grained finish shows a roasted apple wood edge. Not big, but offers nice range and focus." (6/2012) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Grand-Corbin-Manuel’s offering exhibits sandy, loamy s ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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WE 92 WS 90


2009 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An amazing wine in every sense, this classic, full-bodied Pauillac is the quintessential Pontet Canet from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who continues to reduce yields and farms his vineyards biodynamically a rarity in Bordeaux. Black as a moonless night, the 2009 Pontet Canet offers up notes of incense, graphite, smoke, licorice, creme de cassis and blackberries. A wine of irrefutable purity, laser-like precision, colossal weight and richness, and sensational freshness, this is a tour de force in winemaking that is capable of lasting 50 or more years. The ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Revealing incredible quality and performing better than it did from barrel, the 2009 appears to be the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron since the 1990 and 1989. An amazing opaque blue/purple color is followed by scents of spring flowers, graphite, smoky charcoal, incense, blackberries, blueberries and hints of coffee and chocolate. Incredibly intense, pure and flawlessly constructed with extravagant layers of fruit and richness, this offering has developed beautifully under the management of Christian Seeley. It is a voluptuous, opulent Pichon Longuevil ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Rieussec, Sauternes

98 points James Suckling: "Lots of caramel and Seville orange. Apricots, vanilla and sultanas. Intensely sweet on the palate with a deep texture and and good complexity. This Sauternes is wonderfully long and dense with superb purity and precision. Extravagant sweet wine. Drinks amazingly well already now, so why wait?" (5/2013) 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The team at Chateau Rieussec have conjured a stellar wine in 2009. There is a little reduction at first that fortunately blows away, revealing thickly layered scents of honey, Danish pastry and quince that appear to gain vigor with every passing sip. The pal ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2009 Troplong Mondot, St-Emilion

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It boasts an inky/purple color along with a gorgeous bouquet of mocha, chocolate, blackberry and cassis fruit, an unctuous texture, a full-bodied, viscous mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like, multilayered finish. This spectacular wine is nearly overwhelming in its richness, thickness and intensity. Once all its baby fat falls away, the terroir characteristics and additional nuances will emerge. This blockbuster, fabulous Troplong Mondot will benefit from 10-15 years of cellaring and keep for three decades or more. It is not shy either, bouncing over the pala ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Honeyed and spice, with lots of nutmeg, a wine that is packed with flavors, lychee in character, defiantly rich and spicy." (4/2010) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Doisy-Daene was spectacular out of barrel, however it has never quite reached those ethereal heights in bottle. Perhaps this rich, generous vintage did not quite suit the crisp, tense style of Denis Dubourdieu’s Barsac? Compared to others in this blind tasting, it comes across as more muted on the nose with scents of beeswax, marmalade and lanolin, though the Sauvignon Blanc is very expressive. The palate is very wel ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City



2009 Ausone, St-Emilion (OWC)
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Ausone, St-Emilion (OWC - 100JS, (97-100WS), (97-99WE), 98RP, 97ST) in original wood. Wine Spectator: "Barrel tasting. Such a dreamy, perfumed aroma to this wine. Full-bodied, but wonderfully polished and integrated. It touches every millimeter of your palate and the texture makes you want to cry. It touches your soul. Goes on for minutes. Another perfect red? (Web Only- 2010)" 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Ausone, St-Emilion (qty: 6)


End Date: Feb 12 2016 5:30PM PT


2009 Cormeil-Figeac, Saint-Émilion

Wine Spectator: "A taut, slightly tangy style, with a mix of pomegranate, cherry and black currant fruit laced with hints of cinnamon and pepper through the lightly firm finish. This should flesh out a touch with modest cellaring. Drink now through 2015. 5,000 cases made. (JM)"  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2009 Pape-Clément Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

100 points James Suckling: "This really is phenomenal. It shows subtle complexity with dried lemons, papaya, and hints of vanilla. What blows you away is the palate. It is so dense yet agile with amazing tension and a bright finish. It builds and builds in the finish. Superb. Speechless." (7/2012) 100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Pape Clement Blanc is an absolutely remarkable wine, which is not a surprise given what this historic estate has done in both white and red over the last 20 years. Their white wine, an intriguing blend of 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Semillon, 16% Sauvignon Gris and the rest Muscadelle ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2009 Les Allées de Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc

90 points James Suckling: "Blueberry and fresh mushrooms, with hints of earth. Medium-to-full body, with medium chewy tannins and a medium finish. A little austere. Second wine of Cantermerle, which made a super 2009. Best in 2015." (2/2012) K&L Notes: This second wine of Château Cantemerle is primarily sourced from younger vine parcels from the esteemed estate. The wine has a similar profile to the Grand Vin, but is ready to drink within several years of harvest. That's now! A quick decant reveals generous fruit and and good terroir that is always welcome for under $20. The blend is 61% Caber... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 90

2009 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml) New!
2009 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)

96 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous aromas of dried apricots, apple pie crust and pineapple. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness. Dense and layered. Beautiful now but will improve with age. Drink or hold." (5/2013) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Guiraud is one of the outstanding successes of the 2009 vintage, perhaps the best vintage that I have encountered in recent years. It is blessed with a very pretty, candied nose with coconut, almond shavings and clear honey that is very well-defined, although there remains just a little oak to be subsumed over the next couple of years. The palate is medium-bodied with ...Read More » 


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2009 Larrivet-Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

93 points James Suckling: "A wine with lots of juicy fruit with animal and sous bois character. Decadent. Full and velvety. Goes on for a long time. Wild and delicious. Hard not to drink." (7/2012) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sensational wine from this Pessac-Leognan estate, the 2009 possesses notes of charcoal, graphite, roasted herbs, truffles, spice box, and luxurious quantities of black currant and black cherry fruit. Full-bodied, impressively endowed. and well under the radar for most consumers, this outstanding wine is a sleeper of the vintage and well worth buying. It should drink well for 15 or more ...Read More » 


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2009 du Tertre, Margaux

93 points James Suckling: "Plenty of sweet tobacco with plum and berry character that follows through to a full body, with super polished tannins. Silky and stylish. Lovely chocolate, toasted oak and coffee too. Gorgeous balance. Best in 2016." (4/2012) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A wine that continues the impressive rise of du Tertre. It is becoming one of the sure values of Margaux, and this 2009 is both ripe and finely balanced. The acidity boosts the rich fruits, sweet tannins and the warm finish." (2/2012) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A seductive, opulent, textured Margaux with notes of licorice, black fruits, asphalt, pen ink and truf ...Read More » 


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2009 Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac

93 points James Suckling: "Currants and crushed blackberries, with hints of flowers on the nose. Full body, yet refined and beautiful with polished tannins and a long finish. So balanced. Excellent second wine from Pichon Baron. Try after 2018." (2/2012) 91 points Wine Spectator: "A polished, fleshy, forward style, with velvety-textured notes of crushed plum, fig sauce and mulled cherry fruit laced with sweet spice and cocoa hints. A licorice edge drives the finish along. Drink now through 2018." (3/2012) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The second wine of Pichon Baron, the Les Tourelles de Longueville, is the best second effort I have tasted ...Read More » 


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