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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

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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 San Francisco


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: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2014 Clos Floridene, Graves Blanc

88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Barrel tasting: Very pure, with chiseled lime, mâche and lemon curd notes, showing a flash of white asparagus on the finish. Still tight, but the solid length bodes well. (Web-2015)" 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Clos Floridene Blanc 2014 has a very composed nose in the making. This is keeping everything back, but there is appreciable delineation with citrus peel, white peach and apple peel aromas. The palate is crisp and fresh with good acidity, just a little rasping on the finish but there is commendable length and a sense of energy here. This will probably represent great value. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2013 l'Avocat Blanc, Graves

Ch. L’Avocat is from the small commune of Cerons, which is located just north of Barsac and Sauternes in the southern Graves appellation. I met Nicola Allison at a small conference of Women from Bordeaux and Napa Valley in Napa earlier. She followed my advice by sending her wines to our hotel in April to be tasted and Clyde and I liked them. I followed up by visiting the estate almost 8 weeks later and was shown the gravely, plateau vineyards by her husband Sean who manages the vines. The vineyards were purchased by the Allisons in 2002; the fruit was pr... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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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: Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Les Charmes Godard Blanc, Côtes de Francs

90 points Vinous: "The just-bottled 2014 Les Charmes-Godard is vibrant and beautifully layered in the glass. Pear, brioche, peach and smoke meld together in a highly expressive, textured Sauvignon/Sémillon blend that captures the combination of richness and lively acidity that make this vintage so attractive for whites. Winemaker David Suire favors larger 500-liter barrels, which help to keep the flavors bright as there is less exchange with oxygen than there is with standard size barriques. Once again, Les Charmes-Godard is one of the vintage's under the radar jewels. The ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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VN 90 WS 87 - 90


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

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WE 90

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


2014 Lynch Bages Blanc, Bordeaux (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "Dense and tangy with dried pineapples, lemon rind and hints of stone. Full-bodied, flavorful and bright." (3/2015) 88-91 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh makrut lime and white peach flavors mingle here, with a shortbread note adding texture to the finish. Should fill out a touch more. (Web-2015) (JM)" 88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Blanc de Lynch Bages 2014 is a blend of 52% Sauvignon Blanc, 28% Sémillon and 20% Muscadelle raised in 45% new wood. It has a crisp, fresh pear and green apple-scented bouquet, the oak neatly disguised. The palate has a twist of bitter lemon on the entry, with good weight in the mouth and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 Lamouroux Blanc, Graves

The second label of Grand Enclos du Château de Cérons. 60% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sauvignon Gris. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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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: Redwood City


2015 Lynch-Bages Blanc, Bordeaux (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "A bright and flavorful white with sliced apple, pear and mango follow through to a full body, crisp acidity and lively finish. Lots of white peaches too." (4/2016) 91-94 points Wine Spectator: "There's terrific zing and precision here, with tangerine and white peach notes allied to a steely spine and leading to a long fleur de sel finish. Should unwind slowly and will likely do well in the cellar. (JM, Web-2016)" 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Blanc de Lynch Bages, 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Semillon and 17% Muscadelle, matured in 45% new oak. The yields were just 29.8 hectoliters per hectare, because of the dr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 d'Yquem "Y Blanc" Bordeaux Blanc

The dry white wine of d'Yquem. The chateau produces this wine in certain years when conditions permit. "Y" comes from the same exceptional terroir and vines as Yquem's famous sweet wines. It benefits from identical strict vinegrowing methods, but is harvested and produced differently. "Y" is produced when the deliberate decision is made to pick certain plots of Sauvignon Blanc grapes at the beginning of the vintage and overripe Semillon grapes later on. This accounts for the small quantities and irregular production. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2014 Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Spice, fruit and a rich texture combine to give this wine a wonderful balance and style. As it develops, it is going to have moderate weight and serious intensity." (3/2015) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and very enticing, with lots of shortbread, salted butter, heather and yellow apple fruit flavors that have yet to knit fully, but are stretching out impressively on the lengthy, macadamia nut-accented finish. This white has been sneakily good recently. (Web-2015)" 89-92 points Vinous: "The 2014 Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc is built on texture and richness, with considerable new French oak in ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Latour-Martillac Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Complex and rich, this wine is fully textured, with ripe fruit flavors and balanced acidity. There is a touch of ginger, giving the wine extra complexity." 89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright straw yellow. Sauvignon-dominated aromas of white flowers, grapefruit and sage. Then slightly austere in the mouth, with grapefruit and sage flavors lifted by lively acidity and complicated by a strong wet stone quality. Finishes saline and long, with bracing acidity. This should age extremely well, and I think it will need at least eight to ten from the vintage to show its bes ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Latour-Martillac Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "A brilliant and intense white with oyster shell, lemon, pear and sea salt character. Full body, flavorful finish." (3/2016) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 La Tour Martillac has a gorgeous, complex nose, subtle pear and green apple scents, a whiff of the old sea spray coming in from the Atlantic. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, very complex in the mouth with lip-smacking salinity towards the finish. What a fabulous white Bordeaux from the estate, certainly one of the best that I have ever encountered. (NM)" (4/2016) Jancis Robinson: "Medium-intense nose that's limey and smoky. ...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


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


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 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


1988 Sauternes Half-Bottle Tasting Lot
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 1988 Sauternes Half-Bottle Tasting Lot, including 4-bottles of 1988 Climens, Barsac (375ml) (96RP, 92WS, 91ST), 1-bottle of 1988 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml) (91WS), and 1-bottle of 1988 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml) (92WS). Of the 1988 Climens, Barsac (375ml),Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "The 1988 reveals layer upon layer of honeyed pineapple-and orange-scented and -flavored fruit, vibrant acidity, high levels of botrytis, and a fabulously long, yet well-focused finish. It is a great wine. (RP)" (04/1995) 

This lot contains the following items:
1988 Climens, Barsac (375ml) (qty: 4)
1988 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml) (qty: 1)
1988 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml) (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 30 2016 2:00PM PT

Current Bid: $206.00
Place Bid
RP 96 WS 91 - 92 ST 91

2015 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

95-98 points Wine Spectator: "This is a breed apart, featuring a wide range of verbena, chamomile and honeysuckle notes on the floral side, flavors of lemon curd, white peach and star fruit at the core, and a long finish that ripples with salted butter, brioche and acacia details. Beautiful. (Web-2016) (JM)" 96-97 points James Suckling: "A beautiful white with pretty density and richness. Bright and clear with intense aromas and flavors of lilacs and stones. Some violet. Full and bright. Firm phenolic tension. Bright acidity." (3/2016) 96 points Decanter: "Incredible intensity thanks to almost no lees stirring and no cold soaking, instea ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 Chantegrive "Caroline" Blanc, Graves

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château de Chantegrive "Caroline" 2014 has a primal, pineapple and lime cordial-scented nose that possesses fine intensity. The palate is fresh and vibrant with good acidity on the entry, flattening out a little on the finish, but delivering acceptable length. Good. But I have a sneaking suspicion that it could have been even better. (NM)" (4/2015) Vinous: "The 2014 Chantegrive displays lovely purity and fine overall balance. Plums, red cherries, flowers and sweet spices add nuance in a soft, feminine wine that will drink well early. The mid-weight finish turn ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2013 Mouton Rothschild "Aile d'Argent" Bordeaux Blanc

90-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark gold-tinged straw-yellow. Smoky herbs, grapefruit pith and honeydew melon aromas are complicated by white peach and spicy pear. Dense and brisk on entry, then a bit diffuse in the middle, but with vibrant flavors of passion fruit, grapefruit and herbs. Firm and bright but quite ripe too, showing nothing green or hard on the long, bracing finish. Seems less focused than recent vintages of Aile d'Argent, but perhaps another year in the bottle will help it gain precision. (ID)" (5/2014) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine shows so much rich fruit. It has a herbal edge, but the ye ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2015 l'Avocat Blanc, Graves

A Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend, this Bordeaux blanc is an absolute K&L favorite. Bracing acidity melds with ripe yellow apple and fig to satisfy any white wine lover's thirst. Pairs with anything from Mozzarella Caprese to grilled fish. This wine loves to be enjoyed with great company. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "A solid and muscular Domaine de Chevalier with layers of fruit. Very dense, loads of flavor. Full body, bright acidity and a long, long finish. Tangy acidity. It lasts for minutes." (3/2015) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a deliciously fruity wine that has fine poise between richness and ripe peach and red apple flavors. The tangy texture gives the wine extra complexity. It should age well, although it will also be attractive soon. (RV)" (4/2015) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon matured in around 40% new oak, with a l ...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 Clos Marsalette Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

90-93 points Wine Spectator: "A textbook version, with yellow apple and gooseberry notes, mixed with thyme and verbena details. Offers a pure, lively finish. (Web-2016, JM)" 91-92 points James Suckling: "Tight and minerally with dried pear and apple character. Lemon too. Full body. Beautiful." (4/2016) 90-92 points Vinous: "Von Neipperg's 2015 Clos Marsalette Blanc offers lovely depth, texture and consistency. Candied lemon, white flowers, mint and orchard fruit meld together in an expressive, appealing white endowed with tons of personality. The 35% Sémillon, blocked malo style and lees stirring give the wine much of its signature textur ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2013 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Dense yet agile Smith with dried apple, lemon, aniseed, and gunpowder aromas and flavors. Some stones too. Full body, very racy and fine." (2/2016) 96 points Wine Spectator: "This has a gorgeous feel, with opulent fruit offset by racy herb notes and acidity as lemon sherbet, shortbread and white peach flavors are backed by a salted butter– and tarragon-laced finish. Hints of talc and fennel skitter in the background. Seriously long and still a touch youthful on the finish, this is one for the cellar. Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Sémillon. (JM)" (12/2015) 93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This spectacular dry wh ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2013 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan Back In Stock!
2013 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

95-96 points James Suckling: "Why drink Silex from Dagueneau? This is really something exceptional with incredible density and power. Full-bodied, dry and mineral and lemon zest with fabulous length and beauty. This is definitely one to buy in 2013." (4/2014) 96 points Wine Spectator: "This has a gorgeous feel, with opulent fruit offset by racy herb notes and acidity as lemon sherbet, shortbread and white peach flavors are backed by a salted butter– and tarragon-laced finish. Hints of talc and fennel skitter in the background. Seriously long and still a touch youthful on the finish, this is one for the cellar. S ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2015 Lespault-Martillac Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

94-95 points James Suckling: "Vibrant and electric white with incredible fruit and richness. Lots of beautiful everything. Minerally. Extravagant. Only 4,000 cases made." (4/2016) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Lespault-Martillac Blanc, 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon, matured in around 20% new oak and has a delicate, pretty bouquet with Granny Smith apples, fresh pear and a touch of wild mint interwoven underneath. I like the cohesion here, the way it keeps its distance (for now). The palate is crisp and lively on the entry. Grapefruit, tinned peach and citrus lemon vie for attention on the first half ...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 Haut-Bergey Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Tight, nervy and textured, this wine is still masking its fruit with upfront toast flavors. It does, however, have great richness at the end that promises good things to come. (RV)" (3/2015) 89-92 points Wine Spectator: "A note of warm salted butter underscores the core of yellow apple, heather and lemon pulp notes, giving this a richer feel overall without sacrificing the brisk energy through the finish. (JM, Web-2015)" Jancis Robinson: "Racy and with decent balance and density. Quite appetising and savoury. Wet stones. Decent persistence. (JR)" (3/2015)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2013 Chateau Talbot Caillou Blanc Bordeaux New!
2013 Chateau Talbot Caillou Blanc Bordeaux

A classic Bordeaux blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, this wine comes from one of the historic houses of the region, led by Nancy Bignon Cordier and her husband, Jean-Paul Bignon. From the winery: "Georges Cordier, the grandfather of the current owners, loved white wines. He was one of the first to replant white wine in the Médoc. With a majority of Sauvignon, and a hint of Sémillon, Caillou blanc is raised in the manner of a Burgundy. The wine is very aromatic, with a lively personality and responsiveness one finds again and again through all the vi... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

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


1988 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Medium-gold color, with aromas of lemon tart, curd, piecrust and honey. Full-bodied, medium sweet, with bright acidity and a long, exciting finish. Balanced and refined. (JS, Web-2008)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More tight and backward than I remembered it, the 1988 exhibits a stylish, spicy nose of ripe fruit, some botrytis, medium to full-bodied flavors with well-integrated oak, an attractive, smoky, honeyed fruit character, and a lively finish. It is more shy and reticent than usual. Look for the 1988 to last for 20-30 years. It represents a more understated style of wine than t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
WS 91

1986 & 1988 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes Mult-Format Tasting Lot
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 1986 & 1988 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes Mult-Format Tasting Lot, including 3-bottles of 1986 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (91JS) and 3-bottles of 1988 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml) (95RP, 93WS, 91ST). Of the 1988 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml),Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "The massively rich, yet fresh, lively 1988 offers a compelling, flowery, honeyed bouquet of vanilla custard, buttery orange/apricot scents, and smoky ceme brulee. The wine's zesty acidity brings everything into extraordinary clarity. With plenty of botrytis evident, this is a full-bodied, super-concentrated, fascinating, powerful yet elegant Sauternes that will age beautifully for 25-30 years. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2030. (RP)" (01/1998) 

This lot contains the following items:
1986 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (qty: 3)
1988 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml) (qty: 3)


End Date: Oct 1 2016 11:30AM PT


1986 Climens, Barsac (375ml)
Bid on this 6-half-bottle lot of 1986 Climens, Barsac (375ml) (96RP, 94WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A totally compelling Climens and to my mind, every bit as good as the 1988, the 1986 is probably the best Climens made since their spectacular 1971. It is still light gold in color, with an expansive bouquet of new oak, oranges, pineapples, and other tropical fruits. In the mouth, the great richness seems all the more impressive because of the wine's remarkable clarity and definition. There is as much botrytis in the 1986 as in the 1988. Despite the intensity and extract levels, this sweet wine comes across as crisp and relatively light. The 1986 is a stunning example of Climens at its very best. Anticipated maturity: 1994-2010. Last tasted, 6/93. (RP)" (08/1993) 

This lot contains the following items:
1986 Climens, Barsac (375ml) (qty: 6)


End Date: Sep 30 2016 1:30PM PT

Current Bid: $180.00
Place Bid
RP 96 WS 94

2015 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "Incredible depth of fruit and density. Full and powerful with so much fruit and richness yet remains fresh and clean. Purity. Massive yet vibrant and electric. Minerality length. Love the to taste this." (4/2016) 93-96 points Vinous: "One of the clear wines of the vintage, the 2015 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is a stunner. Rich and intense, yet also finely cut, the 2015 dazzles from the very first taste. A host of lemon confit, white peach and slate notes race across the palate. Remarkably fresh and vivid, the 2015 offers an alluring interplay of textural creaminess and energy. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 Pape Clément Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Vinous: "One of the more overt, exotic whites readers will find in 2014, the Pape Clément Blanc is built on texture and voluptuousness, with all the elements in the right place. Orange peel, mint and white flowers lead to more tropical-leaning fruits, along with a host of honey, melon and quince overtones. The Blanc retains gorgeous nuance for such a big, oily, viscous white. This is another superb showing from Bernard Magrez and his team led by Consulting Winemaker Michel Rolland. (AG)" (4/2015) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a ripe, full wine that combines spice from woo ...Read More » 


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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 » 


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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 » 


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2014 Latour-Martillac Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Barrel Sample* This is a very fine wine, with intense acidity, green edges and smoky fruit flavors. It is complex and tightly textured, promising good aging potential." (3/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "Dense and silky texture for a white with sliced apple, pear and stone character. Full and solid. Texture of a red wine. Solid." (4/2015) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Latour-Martillac Blanc 2014 has voluminous nose: tinned pineapple intermingling with white peach and citrus aromas, but perhaps missing the killer delineation of its peers at this point. The palate is well balanced with a dab of sour le ...Read More » 


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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 » 


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1980 d'Yquem, Sauternes
Bid on this bottle of 1980 d'Yquem, Sauternes (93RP). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This year is a perfect example of a vintage that was much better for the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes than it was for the red wines. Yquem produced its greatest wine since the twin titans of 1975 and 1976. Medium golden, with a big, opulent, honeyed, oaky, flowery, tropical fruit bouquet, this wine is rich and concentrated, has very good acidity, a lot of botrytis, and a stunning finish. It is a great success, and it continues to evolve at a snail's pace. Anticipated maturity: Now-2035. (RP)" (01/1998) 

This lot contains the following items:
1980 d'Yquem, Sauternes (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 30 2016 11:00AM PT

Current Bid: $185.00
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RP 93

1989 Rieussec, Sauternes (375ml)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "After a period of prolonged disjointedness, this wine has pulled itself together. The color is deep straw, and the wine displays an intense perfume of creme brulee custard, baked apple pie, and sweet, ripe pineapples and pears. Full-bodied, rich, alcoholic, and fat, with low acidity and considerable sweetness, this is a luxuriously rich, unctuously-textured, heavyweight Sauternes that should become more civilized with age. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2025. (RP)" (1/1998) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Lively, complex, fresh aromas of tropical fruit, honey and spicy oak. Sweet and viscous ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
RP 92 ST 92

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