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2016 Roquefort Blanc, Bordeaux Top Pick!
2016 Roquefort Blanc, Bordeaux

The wine just shines! Sauvignon Blanc (the base of the wine is zippy and herbaceous and has brisk acidity), Semillon (for body and structure), and Muscadelle. This wine is crisp and super focused on the palate. Minerals and earth with lemons and limes. According to Robert Parker: "Thanks to the talented oenological team of Denis Dubourdieu and his assistant, Christophe Olivier, Roquefort is generally one of the most interesting generic white Bordeaux." 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2016 La Graside Blanc, Bordeaux

Another of the fine wines of Dominique Robin, Le Blanc de la Graside is sourced from a vineyard three miles south of Libourne that is planted with 60-year-old Sauvignon Blanc vines. Grapes are harvested at full maturity and aged in casks to round out the wine's generous profile, while it retains a mineral-driven finish. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2015 Clarendelle Blanc, Grand Vin de Bordeaux

Wine Enthusiast: "The 49% of Sémillon in this rich wine gives it a full, ripe character. It is backed up by the more herbal Sauvignon Blanc to add the freshness. The wine is fruity with citrus and white stone fruits, ready to drink from 2017." (2/2017)  


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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2014 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dense and beautifully ripe, this is a rounded rich wine. It focuses on the tropical yellow-fruit spectrum. That gives a full wine with wood-spice hints and just the right amount of citrus acidity to give it a lift. Drink this finely structured wine from 2023. (RV)" (4/2017) 96 points James Suckling: "Clear and vivid with sliced lemons and green apples on the nose. Flows through to a medium to full body, tangy acidity and a long and delicious finish. Give this super white at least two or three years to come together in the bottle." (2/2017) 94 points Vinous: "The 2014 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc is nearly s ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Tour de Mirambeau "Cuvee Passion" Bordeaux Blanc

A clean yet deceptively rich white Bordeaux from one of Bordeaux's smaller Naujan-et-Postiac properties called Tour de Mirambeau. Run by Thibault Despagne and created in the style of a classic Graves Blanc, the wine is imported by our friend Charles Neal and sees very little distribution outside of France. A true under-the-radar secret for those who enjoy the sauvignon blanc wines of Bordeaux. 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $18.99 Add To Cart

2009 Pape-Clément Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (375ml)

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. Drink or hold." (8/2012) 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 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2015 d'Yquem "Y" Bordeaux Blanc

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Sauvignon Blanc (75% of the blend) was picked quickly from 25-27 August this year, the Sémillon on 3 and 4 September. It has six grams per liter of residual sugar and the pH, a sizzling 3.20. It has an intriguing bouquet of melted wax, white flowers and hints of sea spray, that marine influence becoming quite strong with aeration. The palate is fresh on the entry with fresh ginger and lemongrass, lively in the mouth with shades of orange rind and sour lemon towards the persistent finish. I would afford this several years in bottle and I suspect you w ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $149.99 Add To Cart
RP 92

2015 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "A fresh white with sliced green apple, lemon rind and cream. Full body, bright acidity and a long and flavorful finish. Layered and very dense. Wonderful backbone." (3/2016) 94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Malartic Lagraviere Blanc is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon that was picked from 8-15 September and matured in 65% new oak. It has a crisp, vibrant, quite minerally bouquet, cold limestone and subtle patisserie/almost whipped cream-like scents. The palate is very well defined with a crisp line of acidity, citrus lemon and lime fanning out with confidence on th ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "There are strong wood flavors in this wine, but there's also ripe fruit and ample acidity. It is an impressive wine that is balanced, rich and likely to age well. (RV)" (3/2015) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc fulfils its potential that it showed in barrel. It has a well-defined and mineral-driven bouquet with light granitic aromas, a touch of sunflower seed and citrus peel. The palate is very well balanced with beautiful citrus fruit laced with nectarine, white peach and apricot. It feels very harmonious in the mouth, long and persistent, the aftertast ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2016 Carbonnieux Blanc, Graves (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Tightly crisp, this coiled, nervy wine is likely to age well. It has a refreshing, crisp undertone that gives it freshness while just hinting at the warmth of the vintage. (RV)" (4/2017) 90-91 points James Suckling: "Linear and solid white with sliced-apple, pear and lemon character. Full body. Little old style but I like it — as always." (4/2017)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 Clarte de Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Energetic white with sliced-apple, lemon and green-papaya aromas. Full-bodied, very vibrant, creamy, dense and powerful. So contrasty. Love it. Don’t miss this. 66% Sauvignon Blanc and 33% Semillon. Drink or hold." (2/2017) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This second wine of whites from both Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion is both rich and intensely crisp. It has a fine blend between great acidity and grapefruit fruit and a more tropical element. The tangy texture is taut with a mineral edge. Drink from 2020. (RV)" (4/2017) 92 points Vinous: "The château's second white wine, the 2014 Le Clarte de Haut-B ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 Clarte de Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

95-96 points James Suckling: "Shows excellent depth and richness with sliced apple, apricot and pineapple character. Big and rich. Excellent. This is pretty amazing. 66% Sauvignon Blanc and 33% Sémillon." (3/2015) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "The quinine, lemon chiffon and white asparagus notes are gliding together already, with a warm macadamia nut accent adding texture and weight to the finish. Still a little youthfully raw at the very end, but shows lovely concentration and length. Tasted non-blind. (JM)" (3/2015) 90-92 points Vinous: "The 2014 Le Clarte de Haut-Brion is unusually dense in this vintage, the result of a brief heat wave ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2015 Cos d'Estournel Blanc, Bordeaux (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "A dense and pretty white with sliced apple, pear and pineapple. Full body and very fresh. Tangy and bright. Lovely energy to this." (4/2016) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Cos d'Estournel Blanc is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon, picked between 14 and 29 September at a low 29 hl/ha. It has a charming bouquet with lime flower, apricot blossom and just a touch of blood orange. There is a sprightliness to this wine. The palate is crisp and fresh with a fine bead of acidity, plenty of tension here and perhaps more precision than previous vintages that I have tasted ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2015 Clarte de Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "A solid wine with sliced apple and pear aromas and flavors. Full body and energetic. Lively. Second wine of Haut-Brion and La Mission." (3/2016) 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This second wine comes from both La Mission Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion white parcels. This is a fine and ripe while also showing an herbal character. Citrus and yellow fruits work in harmony. (RV)" (4/2016) 89-91 points Vinous: "The 2015 La Clarté de Haut-Brion is soft, open-knit and wonderfully expressive. Scents of peach, apricot and white pepper meld together in an effortless, totally gracious white that will drink well early. This is ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2013 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Previously $800)

93-96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, pale yellow-gold. Subtly complex aromas of white stone fruits, lime, nut oil, nutmeg, menthol and bitter grapefruit. A huge, deep wine with laser-like acidity lifting the highly concentrated tropical fruit, white peach, spice and herb flavors. As youthfully chewy, thick and palate-staining as this is, it's also wonderfully light on its feet, showing uncommon class. One of the ten best Bordeaux wines of the year. (ID)" (5/2014) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Still tightly coiled, but the core should unfurl beautifully, revealing a panoply of intense and vivid white ginger, ma ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2016 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "A dense and powerful white with wonderful depth and phenolic tension. Shows very pretty sliced-apple, lemon and pear character. Excellent finish. 90% Sauvignon Blanc with the rest Semillon and Sauvignon Gris. Excellent follow-up to the 2015." (4/2017) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is already beautiful. With spice, great swathes of lemon and crisp apple fruit, it is structured while also immediately appealing in its elegant purity. It will develop over many years; try to wait until 2025. (RV)" (4/2017) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2016 Blanc is the classic blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2016 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 6-pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "A dense and powerful white with wonderful depth and phenolic tension. Shows very pretty sliced-apple, lemon and pear character. Excellent finish. 90% Sauvignon Blanc with the rest Semillon and Sauvignon Gris. Excellent follow-up to the 2015." (4/2017) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is already beautiful. With spice, great swathes of lemon and crisp apple fruit, it is structured while also immediately appealing in its elegant purity. It will develop over many years; try to wait until 2025. (RV)" (4/2017) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Smith-Haut-Lafitte 2016 Blanc is the classic blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2016 Cos d'Estournel Blanc, Bordeaux (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "A layered and deep white with beautiful fruit giving mango, sliced-lemon and green-pineapple character. Full-bodied and so flavorful. Love the phenolic balance. One of the best dry whites of the vintage." (4/2017) 93 points Decanter: "Another Médoc white to bear in mind when selecting this year. A 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon blend, the team picked over the course of four outings, right through to 10th October having started on 12th September. This is far enough up in the northern Médoc to get full estuary breezes, and with extreme selection the crop is one third less tha ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1985 Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (soiled label, 3cm fill) (Previously $750)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1985 Château Haut Brion Blanc is candidate for the best dry white Bordeaux produced that decade - period. Having tasted this nectar two or three times in recent months, I can vouch for its extraordinary intensity on the nose: candied orange peel, citrus lemon, cold wet limestone and honeysuckle notes that shimmer in the glass. It almost has a Chablis-like penetration—imagine if Raveneau made white Bordeaux. The palate is perfectly balanced and after 30 years, it as fresh as a daisy, citrus fresh, with a killer line of mineralité, squeezed lime and an ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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RP 98

2016 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is intense and concentrated, ripe in generous tropical and citrus fruits. There is plenty of lemon as well as grapefruit in the tight, mineral texture. It is likely to age well, and should be best from 2020. (RV)" (4/2017) 93-94 points James Suckling: "A dense and layered white with lots of cooked-pear and apple character. Full and intense. Lots going on here. Wait and see." (4/2017) 90-93 points Vinous: "Malartic Lagravière's 2016 Blanc is one of the most distinctive whites of the vintage. Creamy, vivid and layered, it exudes personality from start to finish. Slate, crushed rocks, white orchard fru ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

99 points James Suckling: "So much lemon, pineapple and green-papaya aromas here. Stones and salt block, too. Full-bodied, dense and layered with a creamy and layered mouthfeel. Powerful and agile at the same time. Exceptional. Rivals the 100-point 2011 La Mission. Drink if you can find it!" (2/2017) 97 points Wine Enthusiast: "With 83% Sémillon in the blend, this wine has weight as well as richness. At the same time, it has a crisp edge, a smoky character from wood aging and the fine balance between citrus and more exotic fruits. It is a wine to age for many years. *Cellar Selection* (RV)" (4/2017) 95 points Vinous: "The 2014 La ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City



1973 d Yquem, Sauternes
Bid on this bottle of 1973 d Yquem, Sauternes. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Surprisingly successful in what was a mediocre vintage for the wines of this region, the 1973 Yquem...is well balanced, fat, and long on the palate (only 12% of the crop was used for Yquem). (RP)" (03/1984) 

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1973 d Yquem, Sauternes (qty: 1)


End Date: Oct 27 2017 3:30PM PT

Current Bid: $225.00
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