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2012 Gloria, St-Julien (Previously $40.00)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Solid and concentrated, this wine certainly shows great dryness as well as fruit. It has power and density, and a texture that balances new wood as well as the fruitiness. (RV)" (4/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 is a successful effort once again from Château Gloria, a property that has been on a major qualitative roll for decades. Dense ruby/purple in color, it has sweet, juicy, blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, no real evidence of any oak, but a fleshy, open-knit, meaty mouthfeel. Excellent purity, low acidity and ripe tannin all characterize this beautiful wine... (R ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
WE 92 - 94

2009 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Previously $140.00) Top Pick!
2009 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Previously $140.00)

98 points Wine Enthusiast: "*#3 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2012* A major success of the vintage. The wine exhibits extreme richness of the fruit, with all its sweet blackberry flavors. It also has underlying firm structure, density and solid tannins. Bring in the acidity at the end, and this is both impressive and ready for long-term aging." (2/2012) 96 points James Suckling: "Very floral, with fresh mushrooms and currants on the nose. Full body, with powerful tannins, yet polished and refined. Lovely length. Vibrant acidity. Well structured. Try after 2018." (2/2012) 95 points Wine Spectator: "*#6 on Wine Spectator ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2012 du Glana, St-Julien

90 points James Suckling: "Fine and silky with pretty aromas and flavors of currants and stones. Medium body, dense fruit and fine tannins. Racy finish. Better in 2016." (2/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Features a smoldering charcoal edge, with focused plum, cassis and bitter cherry fruit forming the core. Sleek, with iron and loam notes underscoring the finish. Shows solid length and drive, and should age nicely. Best from 2017 through 2025. 8,333 cases made. (JM)" (3/2015)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
JS 90 WS 90

2015 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Leoville Barton is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot picked between 19-22 September and 28 September until 5 October for the Merlot and Cabernet respectively. Matured in 60% new oak, it has a more compelling and intense bouquet than the 2015 Langoa Barton at this early stage, whereas in other years I have found the siblings closer together. It delivers some lovely blackberry, sage and cigar box scents. The palate is very refined with edgy tannin, beautifully balanced with seamlessly integrated oak. It is the classic Léoville-Barto ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2000 Sarget de Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien Top Pick!
2000 Sarget de Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien

91 points Wine Spectator: "This château made a classic grand vin and the second wine is outstanding. Very rich and plummy on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and plenty of fruit on the finish. Serious concentration here. Best after 2007. (JS, Web-2003)" (3/2003) K&L Notes: Cabernet Sauvignon 57%, Merlot 31%, Cabernet Franc 7.5%, Petit Verdot 3% and Malbec 1.5%. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
WS 91

2009 du Glana, St-Julien

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Ripe, sweet and opulent, with bright tannins and fruits, a velvet wine, the tannins well integrated. Beautiful. (RV)" (8/2010) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Sleek, with good winey currant, blackberry and graphite notes and a long, anise-tinged finish. Not big, but pure and racy. Best from 2013 through 2020. (JM)" (3/2012)  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
WE 93 - 95 WS 90

1996 Gloria, St-Julien

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the finest Glorias produced over recent vintages ... Uncommonly hedonistic, plump, and precociously-styled wine. Low in acidity, rich in cedary, black currant fruit, medium-bodied, and lush ... (RP)" (2/1998) Wine Spectator: "Harmonious and balanced. Good dark color, with lovely berry and eucalyptus aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, silky and caressing finish." (1/1999) K&L Notes: We'd like to pour this wine for any wine collector who thinks good Bordeaux has gotten too pricey. There are tons of awesome wines (from even the finest Borde... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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2001 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien

92 points Wine Spectator: "Very perfumed with blackberries, currants and vanilla. Full bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. This is tight and racy. Very fine." (3/2004) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Clos du Marquis tastes like a classified growth Bordeaux. Deep ruby/purple-colored, it is more open-knit and forward than its bigger sibling, exhibiting lovely cassis fruit intermixed with underbrush, earth, and subtle background oak. Enjoy this approachable 2001 over the next 10-14 years. (RP)" (6/2004) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good ruby-red color. Currant, tobacco, minerals, graphite and sexy oak on the nose. Dusty flavors ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 92

1994 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien

Decanter: "Light, jammy fruit nose. Attractive fruit on the palate, with good, round tannins - an elegant wine." (12/1998) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It has been a few years since I last tasted this vintage of Gruaud.... The nose is light but nicely defined with faded dark plum, undergrowth and cigar box scents. The palate is well balanced with a leafy green edge one might expect for the vintage....and yet you cannot help feeling that a bottle served on the dining table would be polished off without complaint. Approach it for what it is and you will not be disappointed. Drink now. Tasted Febru ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2003 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

98 points Wine Spectator: "**Collectibles, #3 of Top 100 Wines of 2006** Intense blackberry and cherry, with hints of currant. Toasted oak and sweet tobacco too. Roses and other flowers, such as lilacs. Full-bodied, with masses of tannins yet incredibly long and seductive. Best after 2012. (JS)" (3/2006) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A spectacular success, the opaque plum-colored 2003 Leoville Barton is still on the young side of its plateau of maturity. It exhibits a striking bouquet of forest floor and black currants as well as a full-bodied, exuberant, youthful style, an opaque plum/ruby color, a lot of compl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2003 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (OWC)
Bid on this 12-bottle lot of 2003 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (OWC - 98WS, 96RP, 95WE, 93ST, 92JS) in original wood. Wine Spectator: "**Collectibles, #3 of Top 100 Wines of 2006** Intense blackberry and cherry, with hints of currant. Toasted oak and sweet tobacco too. Roses and other flowers, such as lilacs. Full-bodied, with masses of tannins yet incredibly long and seductive. Best after 2012. (JS)" (03/2006) 

This lot contains the following items:
2003 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (qty: 12)


End Date: Oct 7 2016 4:30PM PT


2009 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "A dense wine, the wood just showing at this stage through its dark tannins and superb rich fruit. The wine is ripe, with a density of tannins that go right down deep. Big and powerful. (RV)" (4/2012) 93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blueberries, with hints of earth and grilled meat, follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a tangy, fresh finish. Lovely citrus rind undertones. From Leoville Las Cases. Try after 2016." (2/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Now positioned as a totally separate vineyard and a real clos (enclosed walled vineyard), this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Lalande-Borie, St-Julien

90 points James Suckling: "A juicy and savory red with spice, earth, mushroom and berry character. Full body, round tannins and a fruity finish. Extremely well done. One of the best in years! Better in 2017." (2/2015)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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JS 90

2015 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine is powerful with a smooth texture that masks dark tannins underneath. The fruit is sensual and generous with a fine, precise texture. This has so much fruit that it could be drunk young, but it certainly will age. (RV)" (4/2016) 94-96 points James Suckling: "A dense and compressed red with loads of blackberry and blueberry character. Fresh wet vineyard soil. Some mushroom too. Full and very tannic yet polished and very refined. Super balance and depth." (4/2016) 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Ducru Beaucaillou is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot, picked from around 28 S ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2010 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien Top Pick!
2010 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The wine out distances both Leoville Las Cases and Leoville Barton, but all three of them are compelling efforts. Full-bodied, dense purple in color, with floral notes intermixed with blackberries, cassis, graphite and spring flowers, this full-bodied, legendary effort is long and opulent, with wonderfully abundant yet sweet tannin, a skyscraper-like mid-palate and a thrilling, nearly one-minute finish. This spectacular effort from Poyferre that should drink well for 30+ years. (98+) (RP)" (2/2013) 98 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* A wine of architectural strength and cl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2005 La Croix de Beaucaillou, St-Julien

90-91 points James Suckling: "Aromas of plums and berries with hints of chocolate and spice. Medium to full body, with firm tannins and a chocolate and berry undertone. Well done. Second wine of Ducru." (4/2012) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The second wine, the sensational 2005 Croix de Beaucaillou, is the finest example of this cuvee I have ever tasted. Sweet black raspberry and black cherry fruit aromas soar from the glass of this open-knit seductress. A dense ruby/purple color, beautiful full-bodied, lush, expansive flavors, low acidity, and sweet tannin suggest this lovely cuvee should be drunk over the next 1 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


1996 La Croix de Beaucaillou, St-Julien

The second wine of Château Ducru-Beaucailllou, the grapes come from the château's vineyard. Like its first growth counterpart, undergoes careful selection in the vineyard. Designed to drink younger than Ducru-Beaucaillou, it is still a St-Julien, with the region's characteristic finesse and ability to age. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

2005 Bordeaux Tasting Lot
Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 2005 Bordeaux Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2005 Boyd-Cantenac, Margaux (92RP, 92WS), 1-bottle of 2005 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien (95WE, 94ST, 93RP, 93VN, 92WS, 91CG), 1-bottle of 2005 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (93JS, 93WS, 92RP, 92ST), 1-bottle of 2005 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauilliac (97JS, 93ST, 93WS, 92RP, 90W&S), and 1-bottle of 2005 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan (91WS, 90CG, 90RP, 90ST). Of the 2005 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauilliac,James Suckling writes: "A fabulous GPL. Perhaps better than the legendary 1982? It shows laser-guide precision on the palate with aromas of currants, cedar, mint, flowers and chocolate. Full-bodied and extremely finely textured on the palate, lasting for minutes. A joy to drink now. Get some." (10/2015) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Boyd-Cantenac, Margaux (qty: 1)
2005 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien (qty: 1)
2005 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (qty: 1)
2005 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauilliac (qty: 1)
2005 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan (qty: 1)


End Date: Oct 1 2016 12:30PM PT


1995 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

95 points Wine Spectator: "**Top Wine of 1998** Subtle yet aromatic character of Indian spices, currants and dried cherries. Full-bodied, with super well-integrated tannins and a long, caressing finish. Wonderful texture. Classy and structured. Long. This was wine of the year in 1998; well deserved.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2009. (Web-2007) (JS)" 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine is of first-growth quality, not only from an intellectual perspective, but in its hedonistic characteristics. More open-knit and accessible than the extraordinary 1996, Ducru's 1995 exhibits a saturated ruby/pur ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


1985 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A wine of extraordinary charm and elegance, the dark garnet-colored 1985 Ducru-Beaucaillou has a floral, cedary nose intermixed with red and black currants as well as flowers. The wine is fully mature and soft, with beautiful concentration and purity. It is not a blockbuster, and certainly not nearly as powerful and massive as the 1986, but it is certainly much more seductive. (RP)" (1/2003) Wine Spectator: "Seductive and beautiful. Minty, rich and fruity aromas and flavors caress the palate and tickle the throat. Medium- to full-bodied, with super firm tannins and a long, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $199.99 Add To Cart
RP 92

2015 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a generous, rounded, juicy wine, with already a fine balance between tannins and fruit. Black currant flavors are contrasted by a dry, solid core that shows the wine's impressive potential. (RV)" (4/2016) 95-96 points James Suckling: "A dense and savory red with plenty of phenolic texture and ripe fruit character. Hints of walnut and spice too. Chewy finish. Solid center palate." (4/2016) 93-96 points Vinous: "The 2015 Léoville-Poyferré is simply magnificent. Rich, creamy and voluptuous in the glass, the 2015 captures all the best qualities of the vintage in spades. Layers of flavor blo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2012 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. There's great concentration here, on this powerful wine with very dry structure and dark character. The palate hints of a more perfumed character with fine fruitiness and lingering freshness on the finish. (RV)" (4/2013) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Plenty of juicy blackcurrant fruit and background oak are present in this plump, medium to full-bodied, ripe, well-made wine. Not nearly as tannic as I feared, this wine shows a forward plumpness, excellent purity, texture and length. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. (RP)" (4/2015) James Suckling: "Pretty dried cherry, vanilla and berry cha ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
WE 92 - 94 RP 90

2012 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien Top Pick!
2012 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* This combines considerable power and concentration with rich, impressive fruits. It has both style and elegance, with density to give it great aging potential. The tannins are firm while also having a velvet texture. The wine, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, is for serious aging. Drink from 2025. (RV)" (5/2015) 92-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby-red. Spice and vanillin nuances complicate red cherry, blackcurrant, cedar and graphite on the captivating, classic nose. Then suave and refined in the mouth, with clean flavors of blackcurrant, cedar and herbs. Finish ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


1988 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

93 points Wine Spectator: "Shows plenty of mint, currant and mineral character on the nose. Full-bodied, with big and soft tannins. Plenty of mushroom, berry and fruity character. Opulent and beautiful. (Web-2009)" Jancis Robinson: "Delightful and fully mature. This was the red wine served (blind) at the AGM lunch of the Royal Household Wine Committee and charmed us all. The 1988s were chunky and austere for so long but, to judge from this wine, the best have come into their own at last. This was beautifully balanced, even if pretty dry but had evolved a delightfully classic perfume. No more than med ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $149.99 Add To Cart
WS 93

2012 Croix de Beaucaillou, St-Julien

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Effectively a wine with its own dedicated portion of the Ducru Beaucaillou vineyard, this is structured and firm. It’s concentrated with dark plum fruits and full of powerful tannins that go right through from start to finish. It certainly needs to age, so don’t drink before 2022. (RV)" (5/2015) 92 points James Suckling: "A solid second wine with black licorice and blackberry and mineral character. Sliced Chinese mushrooms. Full body, firm tannins and a soft and sexy texture." (2/2015) 90 points Decanter: "Wonderful vibrancy of fruit, depth, a sophisticated and polished St-Julien. (SS)" (4/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The second ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2005 Léoville-Las-Cases, St-Julien
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2005 Léoville-Las-Cases, St-Julien (100WS, 99JS, 98VN, 98W&S, 97RP, 95ST, 95WE). Wine Spectator: " *Collectibles* This is breathtaking. Black in color, with incredible aromas of crushed blackberry, mineral, licorice and lead pencil. Full-bodied, with a mind-blowing texture of seamless tannins that coat every millimeter of the palate. Goes on and on, with licorice, currant and flowers. Time will tell if it's better than the 2000. Best after 2017." (03/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Léoville-Las-Cases, St-Julien (qty: 3)


End Date: Oct 2 2016 4:30PM PT


2005 Léoville-Las-Cases, St-Julien

100 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles* This is breathtaking. Black in color, with incredible aromas of crushed blackberry, mineral, licorice and lead pencil. Full-bodied, with a mind-blowing texture of seamless tannins that coat every millimeter of the palate. Goes on and on, with licorice, currant and flowers. Time will tell if it's better than the 2000. Best after 2017." (3/2008) 99 points James Suckling: "A stunningly complex and complete nose of flowers, dark fruits, and minerals. Very perfumed and subtle at the same time. The palate is full, yet tight and powerful with perfect tannins and a long, lon ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Haut couture becomes a wine! This dense purple wine has the tell-tale notes of flowers and pencil shavings, and its broad aromatics are intense and totally captivating. Powerful, rich, and full, but less tannic than the 2005 and more opulent, this is a dazzling Branaire to drink between 2017-2035. (RP)" (2/2012) 95 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous aromas of dark berries and wet earth, with hints of graphite. Full body, with juicy, chewy tannins and a long rich, fruity, and succulent finish. Best ever from here. Try in 2019." (2/2012) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Very supple wine, with great ric ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2003 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The spectacular 2003 Leoville Poyferre exhibits a dense purple color with a touch of lightening at the edge as well as notes of creosote, barbecue smoke, jammy black currants, licorice and spice box. This intense, voluptuously textured, full-bodied St.-Julien possesses low acidity and ripe tannin. Still fresh and exuberant, it is just entering its plateau of full maturity where it should remain for 10-15+ years. (RP)" (8/2014) 95 points James Suckling: "I love the rich and opulent nose to this with flowers, plums and currants. Full and powerful with great freshness and balance. Stil ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2015 Lalande-Borie, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is opulent and rich with generous tannins that are subsumed into the ripe black plum flavors. It's a big wine with forward fruit, subtle tannins and wood. The freshness at the end is just there. (RV)" (4/2016) 91-92 points James Suckling: "A solid red with dark berry and wet earth aromas and flavor. Full body, chewy tannins yet polished and balanced. Serious concentration for the vintage for this estate." (4/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Lalande-Borie is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot. Picked from 26 September until 2-3 October, it has a surprising bouquet: high-toned and exotic ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2012 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien Top Pick!
2012 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. This very ripe, full-bodied wine is powered by sweet blackberries and solid tannins. It is a full, concentrated and complex wine that has a great future. (RV)" (4/2013) 94 points Vinous: "A dark, fleshy wine, the Léoville Poyferré 2012 is round, succulent and deeply expressive. Dark red cherry, plum, mocha, graphite and lavender are fused together in an effortless, silky Saint-Julien built on texture. Striking and totally beautiful, the 2012 will be ready to deliver its charms early. All the elements are in the right place. This is a gorgeous showing from Léov ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "**Cellar Selection** Part of the select group of impressive wines from this year, this wine is ripe, rich and firmly structured. Black-currant fruitiness forms the base for solid tannins and a concentrated texture. The hints of wood-aging need to soften. Drink from 2022. (RV)" (3/2016) 91-92 points James Suckling: "This shows a solid core of fruit here with a wonderful asphalt, berry and mineral character. Full body, with excellent tannins, fruit and acid balance. Impressive. The extra dose of Cabernet Sauvignon at 85% and no Cabernet Franc makes this wine exceptional for the vintage. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


1982 Saint Pierre, St-Julien

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full ruby-red. Slightly gamey, sweet aromas of cassis, leather, minerals and bitter chocolate; shows a faintly candied quality. Full, silky and a bit roasted; offers classic 1982 breadth, opulence and sweetness but could use a bit more delineation and elegance. Still, an impressive showing." (7/2002) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fully mature, the 1982 has a dark garnet color with some amber creeping in at the edge. The wine offers up a big, smoky nose with licorice, cigar box, cedar, and sweet cherry and black currant fruit. The wine is lush, medium to full-bodied, low in acidity, and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $139.99 Add To Cart
ST 90

2003 Gruaud Larose, St-Julien

92 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of blackberry, toasted oak, sweet tobacco and espresso. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish. I like the texture. Best after 2010. (JS)" (3/2006) 91 points James Suckling: "Spicy and earthy, with lots of ripe fruit. Full bodied, with soft round tannins and a juicy finish. Yummy and decadent. No need to wait, but it will be much better if you pull the cork after 2014." (3/2011) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Under the management of Jean Merlaut, this estate has lost some of the super-opulence of the wines of the 90s, and gained finesse and elegance. That has stood the 2003 in good stead ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2000 Gruaud Larose, St-Julien

95 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended, Top 100 Wines of 2003* Absolutely wonderful aromas of flowers, currants and citrus. Full-bodied, yet very, very refined, with a center core of fruit that tastes like crushed raspberries and goes on and on. Greatest wine from this estate since 1945." (3/2003) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A very strong effort for Gruaud Larose, possibly eclipsed by what they have done in 2009, this is a pure, full-bodied Gruaud Larose with plenty of new saddle leather, cedar wood, black currants, cherries, licorice, and Provencal herbs. Spicy, earthy, full-bodied, and rich, it has h ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2003 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

97 points Wine Spectator: "(#28 on the Top 100 Wines of 2006) Intense aromas of blackberry, currant and cherry. Full-bodied, with masses of big, velvety tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. A blockbuster. A classic big, juicy claret. Best after 2012." (3/2006) 94 points James Suckling: "Ripe currants, spices, and blueberries on the nose. Full bodied, with big chewy tannins and a juicy finish. This still needs time. Pull the cork after 2014. Find the wine." (3/2011) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet colour with a hint of purple. Opulently spiced, dark fruit nose of black cherries, plum pudding, cinnamon, cloves and a little t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2003 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2003 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (97WS, 94JS, 94RP, 92ST, 91W&S, 91WE). Wine Spectator: "(#28 on the Top 100 Wines of 2006) Intense aromas of blackberry, currant and cherry. Full-bodied, with masses of big, velvety tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. A blockbuster. A classic big, juicy claret. Best after 2012." (03/2006) 

This lot contains the following items:
2003 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (qty: 3)


End Date: Oct 5 2016 1:00PM PT


1998 Gloria, St-Julien

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is an attractively fat, commercially-styled, surprisingly soft 1998. It displays herb-tinged berry fruit, notes of saddle leather, and a medium-bodied, round finish. (RP)" (4/1999) Wine Spectator: "Blackberry, sweet tobacco and citrus fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a fruity finish. A little tight still, but impressive for the vintage. Very pretty and better than I remember. (Web Only—2009)" K&L Notes: This value performer will give some smiles to its growing list of followers. Sweet and rich fruit, coffee notes, and good structure mark this wine. Another go... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

2014 Lagrange, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. While the tannins are dry and concentrated, the fresh black currant and berry fruits brilliantly support them. Solid and dense, the wine will age well. (RV)" (4/2015) 90-93 points Vinous: "The 2014 Lagrange is gorgeous. Scents of iron, smoke, cedar and licorice open up in a wine that shows the more powerful, virile side of the year. A wine of breath and amplitude, the 2014 Lagrange is wonderfully expressive today. Red plum, cherry jam, smoke and tobacco are some of the notes that build to the voluptuous finish. (AG)" (4/2015) 91-92 points James Suckling: "A tight and very fine wine with a blueb ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2015 Gloria, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "Pretty Gloria with plenty of tension and energy. Full body yet silky textured and extremely long. Exciting." (3/2016) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "*Barrel Tasting* Rock-solid, with loads of bramble and bay leaf underscoring the ripe blackberry and black currant fruit. There's lots of grip, but this is plush, staying focused through the toasty finish. Shows nice refinement. (Web Only—2016)" 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Gloria is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot cropped at 51 hl/ha, matured in 40% new wood. It was picked between 21 September and finishing o ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2015 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is concentration in both tannins and fruit and has the potential to be generous in character. Red fruits and blackberry flavors mingle with the dry, firm tannins." (4/2016) 92-93 points James Suckling: "Very ripe and fruit with lots of mature berry and plum character. Full body, round tannins and a savory finish. Juicy." (4/2016) 90-93 points Vinous: "The 2015 Langoa Barton is fleshy, open-knit and absolutely delicious. Sweet red cherry and pomegranate are pushed forward, while hints of violet, lavender and spice add freshness and lift to the succulent finish. The gracious, feminine side of Saint-Ju ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2015 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

93-94 points James Suckling: "A velvety and flavorful red with dusty tannins and lots of ripe fruit. It remains fresh and balanced. Harmonious. Excited to see it develop in barrel." (3/2016) 92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Red-berry driven, this wine is fresh in character, with a stream of acidity counterbalanced by structured tannins. (RV)" (4/2016) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Gruaud Larose is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, picked from 21 September. It has a rather conservative bouquet, reticent at first, gradually unfolding with truffle-tinged black fruit, the oak nicely integrated b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2015 Talbot, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine has brooding tannins, concentrated berry flavors and a fine shot of acidity. A light edge of red berry flavors gives lift to the dusty tannins. Already the fine balance of the wine is showing through. (RV)" 92-93 points James Suckling: "A refined yet chewy young red with lots of blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors. Full body, ripe tannins and a fresh and clean finish." (4/2016) 90-93 points Vinous: "The 2013 Talbot is a pleasing, accessible wine with good up-front presence and lovely overall balance. Dark fruit, leather, menthol, game, smoke, licorice and herbs add attractive shades of nuanc ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1989 Talbot, St-Julien
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1989 Talbot, St-Julien. Wine Spectator: "A round and velvety-textured '89 just starting to reach its peak. Slightly rustic. Dark-ruby color. Blackberry and dried red berries. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a chocolate, plum aftertaste." (03/1999) 

This lot contains the following items:
1989 Talbot, St-Julien (qty: 2)


End Date: Oct 1 2016 12:00PM PT

Current Bid: $235.00
Place Bid

1989 Talbot, St-Julien

Jancis Robinson: "Bright bricky garnet. More evidently leafy than the Langoa, and that makes it smell younger, still of blackcurrant leaves and capsicum, even lavender, though there is a light meatiness. Not as long as the Langoa but richer than I expected from the nose. There's still a slight grip in the tannins and I wonder if there always will be. The tannnis may well outlast the fruit. After an hour, more liquorice on the nose and perhaps just a little dry on the palate but not dried out. (17/20 points)" (7/2010) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dark ruby with moderately endowed notes of sweet black cu ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $124.99 Add To Cart

2000 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien Top Pick!
2000 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savory, rich, and full-bodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Leoville Barton and the backward, classic Leoville Las Cases. The Poyferre’s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


1970 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine has been fully mature and delicious for many years, so I was not surprised by how stunning this bottle was. It has always been an outstanding wine for the vintage - complex, rich, savory, and the quintessentially elegant Bordeaux. This beauty continues to reveal the fragrance and finesse that one expects from Lafite-Rothschild but so rarely finds. A fragrant, complex bouquet of cedar, herbs, vanillin, fruitcake, and coffee is followed by a soft, gentle, graciously-constructed wine with sweet layers of fruit. I am not sure how much longer the 19 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $199.99 Add To Cart
RP 92 WS 91

2014 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "Stunning aromas of licorice, blackcurrants, minerals, dried rose petals and wet earth. Full body, incredibly intense fruit yet this remains compacted and toned with tannins. Long, long finish. What a wine." (3/2015) 94-97 points Vinous: "The 2014 Ducru-Beaucaillou is one of the richest, most explosive wines of the year. Scents of blackberry jam, crème de cassis, graphite, pencil shavings, exotic spices and lavender meld into a plush core of super-ripe fruit in a decidedly opulent, full-throttle Ducru that is strikingly beautiful today. The 2014 is likely to require many years t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1989 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St-Julien (Previously 200)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers lots of tanned leather and spices, with very ripe fruit, from dried strawberry to raisin, turning to jam. Full-bodied, offering a very fresh palate of exotic fruit, currant and raisin as well as silky and polished tannins. So long and beautiful. Why wait? But it has a long life ahead. (Web-2010)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Ducru's 1989 was one of the more tannic, backward wines in the blind tasting. It is cleanly made, and well-crafted, with plenty of black-raspberry and cassis fruit nicely touched by minerals and a fragrant, floral component. Medium-bodied, elegant, and we ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $199.99 Add To Cart
WS 92

2008 Saint-Pierre, St-Julien (OWC)
Bid on this 12-bottle lot of 2008 Saint-Pierre, St-Julien (OWC - 93RP, 93WE, 91ST) in original wood. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As I predicted from barrel, this stunning effort is a wine to buy by the case. Its opaque ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of graphite, barbecue smoke, blackberries and black currants. The full-bodied, textured 2008 Saint-Pierre reveals a skyscraper-like mouthfeel along with tremendous viscosity and unctuosity. One of the richest and potentially longest-lived 2008s, it is a fabulous sleeper of the vintage. Drink it over the next 20+ years. (RP)" (05/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Saint-Pierre, St-Julien (qty: 12)


End Date: Oct 7 2016 6:00PM PT

Current Bid: $480.00
Place Bid
RP 93 WE 93 ST 91

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