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2014 Roquefort Blanc, Bordeaux Top Pick!
2014 Roquefort Blanc, Bordeaux

Wine Enthusiast: "Still young, this wine is showing intense herbaceous characteristics that need to soften. Plenty of fruit between the texture needs to fill out. Hints of apples, pears and quince are all there. Drink from 2016. (RV)" (9/2015) K&L Notes: 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $11.99 Add To Cart

2014 Reynon Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux

88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Bracing lime and tarragon notes are allied to a lean frame, with tangy sel gris accents rippling through the finish. Offers a bony, chiseled feel. (JM, Web-2015)" 88-90 points Vinous: "The 2014 Reynon Blanc, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, shows lovely varietal character with more of an emphasis on texture rather than grassy/green flavors. Citrus and floral notes come forward in an attractive, aromatic white to drink young. There is a lot to like in this expressive Sauvignon Blanc from proprietors Denis et Florence Dubourdieu. Best of all, the Blanc should be a fabulous value. (AG) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco



2013 Carbonnieux Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

93-94 points James Suckling: "A very tangy and bright white with intense white peach, grapefruit and mineral character. Full body, crisp acidity. Gorgeous. One of the best Carbonnieux ever." (4/2014) 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample.* A rich and rounded wine, this shines with pineapple and citrus flavors. It is full-bodied and likely to age well, with a mineral texture." (4/2015) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This has lots of energy, with enticing thyme and tarragon notes flecking the core of lemon zest, white peach, tangerine and straw flavors. The long salted butter finish crackles with life. Rock-solid, and will be fun to cellar fo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

95 points James Suckling: "Fresh and aromatic with green papaya and lime character. Mango too. Full body, lazer guided palate with beautifully integrated fruit and wood. A great dry white Bordeaux. Drink now." (2/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A fabulous white wine from Malartic’s 17.5 acres of white grapes, this blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon hit 13.5% natural alcohol. It offers plenty of fresh fig, honeysuckle and orange blossom notes in a dense, concentrated, rich style. The wine’s beautiful acidity and fragrance confirm that this was one of the finest white wines produced in Bordeaux in 2 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2013 Mission St. Vincent Blanc, Bordeaux

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "The wine balances acidity and full fruitiness. These show in the lively, fresh character as well as the rich apple and pear flavors. The end shows more youthful texture, offering the chance to hold this wine until 2015." (10/2014)  


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
WE 90

2014 Guirauton, Graves Blanc

2014 Dry white Bordeaux wines are fantastic and with the strong dollar this wine is a no-brainer. We tasted it on our last night in Bordeaux in April 2015. From Bill Blatch's old company Vintex, this wine has good richness and flavor with that great 2014 acidity. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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1995 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1995 Chateau d’Yquem is moving into its secondary aroma phase. A deep golden color, it has a dense and almost Barsac-like bouquet with tangerine, apricot, acacia and melted candle wax. It displays good intensity, unfolding beautifully in the glass. The palate has a strident opening, with a slight bitter edge that lends this Yquem great tension. One can discern layers of marmalade infused with honey fruit, with a powerful, spicy finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is drinking perfectly now, but will surely age ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $174.99 Add To Cart
RP 95

2014 Carbonnieux Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

91-92 points James Suckling: "Lots of sliced apple and pear character with a full body, fresh fruits and a tangy finish. Shows such balance and beauty already." (4/2015) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Carbonnieux Blanc 2014 has a pretty nose in the making: precise apple blossom and blackcurrant leaf aromas that gently waft from the glass. The palate is crisp on the entry, the acidity not as shrill as some of its peers, thus rendering it a more 'languid' Pessac-Léognan. There is already a very elegant, gravelly finish that lingers in the mouth–a very promising Carbonnieux Blanc that may merit a higher sco ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Carbonnieux Blanc, Graves (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "There is a beautiful straight line of crispness in this wine. It cuts right through the wood and ripe yellow fruits to leave a wine with great clarity. (RV)" (4/2016) 92-93 points James Suckling: "A fruity and attractive white with pear and green mango aromas and flavors. Full body. Flavorful." (3/2016) 92 points Decanter: "Great definition, this has soft white flowers with a graphite kick on the finish. Floral aromatics add a lift – this is one of the fresher whites of the vintage. (JA)" (4/2016) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Carbonnieux Blanc is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon. It has a tightly wound grapefruit, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse



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


1998 Pape Clement Blanc, Pessac-Leognan

96 points Wine Spectator: "Rich and complex, with apple tart, cream, vanilla and dried pineapples on the nose. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and a butterscotch, vanilla, apple and cooked pineapple finish. Even ginger. Fantastically complex and rich. (Web Only—2009)" 89-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Fruity, extroverted aromas of white peach, honeysuckle and mint. Juicy, sappy, and quite dry in the mouth, with floral, herbal and citrus flavors. Dominated today by the very ripe sauvignon, but the Semillon gives the wine density and structure. Bright, firm finish. (ST)" (5/1999) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "No tasting note given in 2001, but Robe ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2013 Clarendelle Blanc, Grand Vin de Bordeaux

Wine Spectator: "A light straw note frames modest tangerine and grapefruit peel flavors, with a flicker of quinine adding zip to the finish. (JM)" (11/2015) K&L Notes: Made under the auspices of Château Haut-Brion, and for less than $20! This relatively new estate takes its name from Clarence Dillon, an eminent international financier who purchased the troubled estate of Haut-Brion in 1934 and single handedly helped to restore the luster of this legendary estate. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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1997 de Malle, Sauternes

91 points Wine Spectator: "Absolutely wonderful, with honey, vanilla and apple aromas that follow through to a full-bodied palate. Very good acidity and a long, flavorful finish. Best after 2001. (JS)" (1/2000) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An exotic, flamboyant bouquet of orange marmalade, honeyed citrus, caramel, coconut, and pain grille soars from the glass of this well-bodied, potentially outstanding effort. In the mouth, it reveals an unctuous texture with tangy underlying acidity, medium to full body, and gobs of fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020. (RP)" (4/2000) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Attractive nose combines exotic fruits, h ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
WS 91

2014 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample* This is a finely fruity wine—all tangy acidity, crisp lemon and stone fruit. The wood aging shows in the notes of toast and burnt spice. It should all integrate well as it develops into a seriously ageworthy wine." (4/2015) 94-97 points Wine Spectator: "*Barrel Tasting* This crackles with energy, while a mix of white peach, yellow apple, Chartreuse, chamomile and green plum notes all mix together. The finish is still coiled up, but there's range and length here to spare." (4/2015) 95-96 points James Suckling: "This is a phenomenal young white with wonderful depth and finesse. Amazing aromas and flavor ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1998 Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A prodigious example, the 1998 tastes like liquid minerals intermixed with honeyed grapefruit, lanolin, citrus, smoke, and passion fruit. Full-bodied, with good acidity, plenty of structure, and a tremendously long finish, it remains youthful and tight, but the upside is awesome. (RP)" (1/2003) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous and generous, with loads of apple tart, cream and vanilla aromas that follow through to a dense and rich palate with layers of apple tart and cream flavors. More like a red wine in density. (JS, Web-2009)" 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Very subtle, complex nose melds citrus scents, honeys ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


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) 92-93 points James Suckling: "Beautiful intensity of sliced limes, slates, stones and citrus. This is a serious white as always." (3/2015) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc 2014 is a tentative blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Sémillon that represents around half of the total crop. Picked between 10 and 26 September, yields were 36 hectoliter per hectare and after a ten-day cold settling it is currently be ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


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

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


2014 Clos Marsalette Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Chartreuse, fennel frond, yellow apple and chamomile notes make for a distinctive and alluring mix, with a shortbread accent giving the finish weight, while fresh acidity imparts zip. (JM, Web-2015)" 90-91 points James Suckling: "This is a beautiful wine with dense body and sliced apple and pear character. Full body and racy. Very fine." (3/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Clos Marsalette Blanc is a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon picked September 11-12. Raised in 30% new oak, it has an attractive nose with apple blossom and lime. The palate feels just a little shrill on the entry with a twist o ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2015 Pavillon Blanc, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "This is like biting into perfectly ripe grapes with dried apple, peach and pear. Full and energetic with a pretty texture and length." (4/2016) 93-96 points Vinous: "The 2015 Pavillon Blanc, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, is bright, finely sculpted and classically understated in style. Citrus, white flowers, white pepper, mint and green pear abound. Weightless, translucent and also wonderfully taut, the Pavillon Blanc is one of the great white wines of the year. The nuanced, saline finish suggests the 2015 has a bright future. (AG)" (4/2016) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is pure Sémillon, with gorgeous hints ...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 (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "A white with a fabulous minerality and citrus character as well as hints of papaya and other tropical fruits. Full body with a wonderful backbone and length. Focused and powerful." (4/2014) 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 ...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


2014 La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a gorgeous wine, so rich and generous. At the same time, it has a direct purity of fruitiness, with a tense structure and crisp apple and lemon notes that give a nervous edge to the wine. It will be a wine to age for a seriously long time. (RV)" (4/2015) 94-97 points Wine Spectator: "Tangerine, makrut lime and quinine notes are tightly coiled, with a long lemon shortbread note coursing through the finish. Offers a lovely kiwifruit core, with green plum notes skittering through the background. Despite the heft, this really lingers thanks to well-embedded acidity. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


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