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2005 Fourcas Hosten, Listrac

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Still young, with its dry tannins, this is a wine that has developed depth and concentration over the last 3-4 years. It has power, the berry fruits driving through the structure to give a layered, attractive, serious finish. (RV)" (6/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep ruby/plum/purple, with more sweetness to its fruit than normal, the 2005 Fourcas Hosten displays minerality, earth, spice, blackcurrants, and touches of oak and forest notes. (RP)" (6/2015) Wine Spectator: "Blackberry and mineral aromas and flavors follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a m ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $21.99 Add To Cart
WE 91

2005 Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes (375ml) Back In Stock!
2005 Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes (375ml)

91-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "No tasting note given." (4/2008) 93 points Wine Spectator: "This is pure and precise, showing rich apricot, peach and clementine flavors, but great cut too, with a mouthwatering edge that lets chamomile, green plum and honeysuckle notes dance through the finish. Gorgeous. (JM, Web-2011)" 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow-gold. Superripe but precise aromas of mirabelle, white nectarine and honey. Supersweet, deep and powerful, with a fat, honeyed character and terrific spicy persistence. A big boy but with lovely balance. (ST)" (7/2008)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Verdignan, Haut-Médoc

90 points Wine Spectator: "Dark in color, with lots of blackberry, mineral, licorice and a hint of toasty oak. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Balanced and generous, with lots of fruit underneath. Best after 2011. (JS)" (3/2008) Decanter: "Lifted cassis and hedgerow fruits. Harmonious balance between ripe, dark fruit, integrated oak, and chewy tannins. Attractive. Drink 2013-18." (6/2008) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A consistently well-made cru bourgeois, this wine exhibits a deep ruby color and a nice, earthy nose with hints of burning embers intermixed with black fruits, herbs, and spice. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
WS 90

2005 Fontenil, Fronsac

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the home estate of Dany and Michel Rolland, the 2005 Fontenil has an opaque, thick ruby/purple color. Dense plum, black cherry, blackberry and cassis fruit jump from the glass of this full-bodied, terrific Fronsac, which is one of the appellation’s stars of the vintage. Long, rich, young, and capable of lasting another 15-20 years, this is one of the candidates for Wine of the Vintage in Fronsac. This wine actually needs another several years of bottle age. (RP)" (6/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Round and fruity, with crushed black fruit and a hint of oaky vanilla. Full-bodi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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RP 92 WS 91

2005 Guiraud, Sauternes (Previously $60.00) Top Pick!
2005 Guiraud, Sauternes (Previously $60.00)

97 points James Suckling: "This appears to be the synthesis of the fabulous 2001 and 2003. It shows wonderful aromas of botrytis spice, honey and citrus rind. Lots of fruit with a tropical fruit undertone of mango and papaya on the palate. Intense finish. Too excellent not to drink." (7/2013) 97 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended and #4 on Top 100 of 2008* Delivers lots of botrytis spice, with lemon tart and cooked apple. Full-bodied, with loads of cream and vanilla and an intense tropical fruit and honey aftertaste. Long and viscous, with a layered and beautiful spicy finish. Hard not to drink it n ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Fontenil, Fronsac (1.5L)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the home estate of Dany and Michel Rolland, the 2005 Fontenil has an opaque, thick ruby/purple color. Dense plum, black cherry, blackberry and cassis fruit jump from the glass of this full-bodied, terrific Fronsac, which is one of the appellation’s stars of the vintage. Long, rich, young, and capable of lasting another 15-20 years, this is one of the candidates for Wine of the Vintage in Fronsac. This wine actually needs another several years of bottle age. (RP)" (6/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Round and fruity, with crushed black fruit and a hint of oaky vanilla. Full-bodi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
RP 92 WS 91

2005 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux

97 points James Suckling: "This is a fabulous wine. A very giving wine with an amazing nose of currants, strawberries and flowers. This is a gorgeous wine. Full and powerful, with chewy and ripe tannins and a long, long finish. A serious, structured wine that still needs some time in the bottle. Don’t touch this for another five or six years. Pull the cork after 2016." (5/2012) 97 points Wine Spectator: "*#2 on Top 100 Wines of 2008* Very beautiful aromas of crushed berry, flowers, currant and Indian spices follow through to a full body, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Extremely polished and b ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2005 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

96 points James Suckling: "A meaty and decadent Lynch with very ripe currant aromas on the nose. Full body, velvety-textured tannins and a powerful finish. It shows so much structure and fruit yet remains polished and focused. Lovely now to drink but better in 2017." (10/2015) 96 points Wine & Spirits: "There's a relaxed feel to this wine. Cazes's team can dress Lynch-Bages in the black-tie formality of a first growth, but the wine is still lovely-a touch of gaminess makes it friendly rather than ponderous. There's something ethereal about its tannins, like a chocolate truffle melting in the mouth. (Daniel Ll ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2005 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc (1.5L)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A classic Médoc, Lanessan’s 2005 exhibits beautiful, almost Pauillac-like, cedary blackcurrant fruit. Always a blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc and some Merlot and Petit Verdot, the wine is medium to full-bodied and meaty, with forest floor, blackcurrants, and some cedar wood. It is delicious, soft, and surprisingly approachable for a 2005 Médoc. The color is a healthy dark plum/ruby/purple. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. (RP)" (6/2015) Wine Spectator: "Delicate, with blackberry and plum aromas. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins an ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2005 Climens, Barsac (375ml)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Climens just soars from the glass with layers of clear honey, marmalade, nectarine and minerals all beautifully carved. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh, vibrant honeyed fruit that builds and builds in the mouth in tandem with a killer line of acidity. Even though it is a convincing, great Climens, you also have the impression that it is only just beginning to show what it is capable of. Bérénice Lurton and her team excelled in this vintage and it comes strongly recommended. (NM) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It appears consumers can’t go wrong with any 2005 with the word "Pavie" in its name. This outstanding terroir, elevated to Premier Grand Cru Classe status in St.-Emilion’s reclassification, is run with impeccable attention to detail by Nicolas Thienpont, who is assisted by winemaking guru, Stephane Derenoncourt. The 2005 Pavie Macquin may turn out to be this duo’s finest wine to date. This is a moderately large vineyard (37 acres) for the area, and the blend tends to be 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. A black/purple color is ac ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2005 Rol Valentin, St-Emilion

95 points Wine Spectator: "Black licorice, tar and fresh mushroom aromas lead to a full-bodied palate, with soft, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Balanced and juicy. Velvety and attractive, yet powerful and structured. (JS)" (3/2008) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red-ruby. Wild aromas of blackberry, dark raspberry, mocha and meat. Sappy, penetrating and deep, with highly concentrated flavors of dark raspberry, truffle, game, minerals and flowers. Offers a superb blend of richness, creamy sweetness and acidity. Finishes very broad and very long, with considerable power. This is downright s ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2005 d'Armailhac, Pauillac

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Located in the north of Pauillac, between Mouton and Pontet-Canet, this 123-acre estate is also part of G.F.A. Baronne Philippine de Rothschild. The aroma balances meaty fruit and mineral scents, and while the pungent red fruit is always there, the tannins seem to increase their intensity with air. They cover the pure black cherry flavor like a powerful skin, deep and plush with an iron-knuckle punch. The tannins don't go away, but their inner velvet eventually wins out. This has improved significantly since the en primeur tastings and will continue to e ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2005 Cap de Faugères, Cotes de Castillon (1.5L)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "With delicious blackberry and cassis fruit, the lofty alcohol (14.5%) of this 2005 is not the least bit noticeable, but demonstrates the ripeness achieved at this property, now owned by the proprietor of the famous Lalique crystal. The wine is dense purple, rich, medium to full-bodied and powerful, with loads of minerality and depth. (RP)" (6/2015) Wine Spectator: "A juicy, full-bodied red, with clean blackberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Very fruity and well-balanced. Tempting now." (3/2008)  


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

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 Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes

93 points Wine Spectator: "Intense aromas of honey, dried pineapple and botrytis spice. Full-bodied, very sweet and very powerful, with loads of dried fruit and sweetness on the finish. Lots of clove and orange peel. Same quality as the 2001." (3/2008) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Doisy-Védrines has a rich and decadent bouquet, very honeyed and forward, perhaps missing the precision of the Doisy-Daëne. The palate is rich and powerful with notes of honey, tangerine and marmalade. The finish feels unctuous in the layered in the mouth – a typica ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Clos de Sarpe, St-Emilion (Previously $90.00)

89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full, bright ruby. Brooding aromas of kirsch, black licorice and minerals. Sharply delineated and very tightly wound, but with superb intensity of black fruit, chocolate, earth and mineral flavors and excellent inner-palate energy. This mounts very slowly on the back, finishing with a youthfully sappy quality, firm tannins and impressive length. This wine from a chalky hillside on the Cotes east of the town of St. Emilion is typically high in acidity (the pH of the 2005 is 3.55), austere and downright unsexy in its youth, but this especially juicy 2005 b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $79.99 Add To Cart
ST 89 - 92

2005 Palmer, Margaux Top Pick!
2005 Palmer, Margaux

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Its bigger sister, the 2005 Château Palmer (53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 7% Petit Verdot), is one of the great efforts of this superlative vintage. Floral notes mixed with blackberry, cassis, plum, licorice and spring flowers soar from the glass of this dense ruby/purple wine. It is medium to full-bodied, surprisingly opulent (it has a big percentage of Merlot), long, multi-dimensional and textured. This wonderfully pure, stunning wine once again performs as a first-growth. It should drink well for the next 20-25 years. (RP)" (6/2015) 96 points Wine & Spirits: "No tasting ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe

93 points James Suckling: "A dense, structured red with beautiful aromas of chocolate, hazelnut, dried spices and currants. Full body with superfine tannins and a tight finish. This is a wine that is just beginning to be drinkable but has a long, long life ahead of it. Taste now and dream of the future." (7/2013) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Has a beautiful nose of crushed berry, spices and nutmeg, with a hint of coffee. Then turns to licorice. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long finish of vanilla, berry and cinnamon. Beautifully crafted." (3/2008) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Rochebelle, St-Émilion

89 points Wine Spectator: "Displays aromas of vanilla, blackberry and hints of coffee. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Soft and tasty already. (Web Only—2008)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Represents undeniable quality/value rapport in 2005. This vintage is so deep in quality among the better run, less heralded estates, that these wines should appeal to readers looking for terrific values from Bordeaux. Most of these wines are Merlot-based and will be drinkable young. Sleeper of the vintage. (RP)" (4/2006) K&L Notes: ** Clyde's pick of the region value. Barrel Tasting notes: Black color. Bl... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
WS 89

2005 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac

94 points James Suckling: "Very classy with plenty of raspberry, currant, and licorice character. This is dense and compacted on the palate. Leave it for at least two or three years from now." (4/2012) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Shows blackberry, coffee, cedar, and raisin on the nose, turning to licorice and fresh flowers. Full-bodied, with refined, silky tannins and a long finish. Balanced and juicy. Builds on the palate, with currant, licorice and mineral character, followed by a powerful finish. An amazing second wine." (3/2008) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Forts de Latour (10,000 cases produced) possesses much of the same char ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Lagrange, St-Julien (1.5L)

96 points James Suckling: "Stunning now. A fabulous nose of currants, crushed raspberry and blackberry. Full- bodied, with perfectly integrated tannins and a long, caressing finish." (7/2014) 94 points Wine & Spirits: "Lagrange produced a joyous Cabernet in 2005, with the lovely textural fatness and kindness of tannin that places it clearly in St-Julien. The dark fruit has youthful energy, the tannins a woodsy undertone, like biting into a fresh grilled porcini. The purity of the flavor makes it delicious; that fruit purity is the factor distinguishing the best wines of the vintage. In the case of Lagrange, i ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2005 Cap de Faugères, Cotes de Castillon (3L)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "With delicious blackberry and cassis fruit, the lofty alcohol (14.5%) of this 2005 is not the least bit noticeable, but demonstrates the ripeness achieved at this property, now owned by the proprietor of the famous Lalique crystal. The wine is dense purple, rich, medium to full-bodied and powerful, with loads of minerality and depth. (RP)" (6/2015) Wine Spectator: "A juicy, full-bodied red, with clean blackberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Very fruity and well-balanced. Tempting now. Best after 2011. (JS)" (3/2008)  


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $169.99 Add To Cart

2005 Feytit Clinet, Pomerol (1.5L)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This estate is coming to life again after a long period of mediocrity. The deep ruby/purple-hued 2005 Feytit Clinet is performing brilliantly, offering up notes of chocolate-covered blackberries, licorice, incense, and notions of earth as well as oak. A 1,600-case blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, from a 15-acre vineyard situated near Trotanoy, the 2005 is full-bodied and powerful with sweet but substantial tannin, good acidity, and a long finish. It will benefit from 5-6 years of bottle age, and should improve over the following two decades. An ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Clos de l'Oratoire, St-Emilion (3L)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the Comte von Neipperg, his wines from this over-achieving estate always deliver an aromatic fireworks display of cedar wood, Christmas fruitcake, roasted herbs, black olive, cassis and sweet kirsch. The 2005 has all that as well as ripe, well-integrated, velvety tannin, and full body in a sexy, luscious, heady style to drink now and over the next 10-15 years. (RP)" (6/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "This is exotic, with mushroom, blackberry and meat aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of decadent fruit character. Long and beautiful. The best from this estate si ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2005 De Villegeorge, Haut-Médoc

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From one of the Lurton family’s properties, this Haut-Médoc has a strikingly dense ruby/purple color and a classic nose of blackcurrants, earth and spice in a medium-bodied style. The tannins are still there, and the wine will probably benefit from several more years of bottle age. (RP)" (6/2015) K&L Notes: From The Lucien Lurton family and run by Marie Laure Lurton Roux. This property is located near Moulis and Listrac. Another stunning 2005 Bordeaux wine at a great price. Very rich on the palate and a very long, lingering finish. Alex, Ralph and Clyde loved this wi... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2005 Meyney, St-Estèphe

90 points James Suckling: "This starts off a little bretty with barnyard undertones, but it blows off to flowers and rich fruit. Round and juicy, with yummy flavors. A long finish on this. Very spicy and earthy. St. Estephe character. Enjoy or age." (2/2011) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of currant and fresh flowers follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a slightly woody finish, but the fruit comes through. Turns long and pretty. Best after 2010. (JS, Web-2008)" K&L Notes: From barrel: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 29% Petit Verdot. Sweet and lush-delicious. Elegant style. We love this ... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
JS 90 WS 90

2005 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac Top Pick!
2005 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

96 points Wine & Spirits: "Baron was trapped in its oak en primeur, seeming flashy, luscious and soft. Now bottled and shipped, it has the unremitting tannic power of the vintage, balanced by unrelenting purity of fruit that somehow manages to anesthetize the monstrous tannin, to soften the extremely dry, mineral-bound finish into a caress. The wine may be bombastic, but it's also succulent and as sweet as a ripe black raspberry. It's easy to imagine this wine 50 years from now, in impeccable condition." (10/2008) 96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* A great, classic Pauillac, with its dark, dense, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2005 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Langoa Barton 2005 offers plenty of concentration on the nose: blackberries, blueberry, a touch of cedar and tobacco emerging from the glass, opening and gaining intensity all the time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This is beautifully balanced in the mouth, perhaps just a little conservative but with great precision and length. It has the freshness and vitality to be approachable now, though I would prefer to leave this for another 4 or 5 years. (NM)" (2/2015) 92 points Wine & Spirits: "This vintage emphasizes dark chocolate and French roast coffee scent ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2005 Le Petit Cheval, St-Emilion

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "A wine that demands love and affection, with its almost indecent juiciness on top of rounded cherry fruits, enveloping sweetness and underlying acidity. Enjoy. (RV)" (6/2008) Jancis Robinson: "Exceptionally dark purple with a ruby rim. Very dense, sweet, rich nose - so 'modern' in idiom it could almost be California! Very flattering, sweet and round but all in balance. Bravo! (JR)" (8/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Cheval Blanc’s second wine, the 2005 Le Petit Cheval, possesses some of the character of its bigger sibling. Revealing a slight green streak among the cranberry and black cherry fruit alon ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $149.99 Add To Cart
WE 90

2005 d'Aiguilhe Querre, Côtes de Castillon

88-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Red-ruby. Roasted cherry and raspberry on the nose. Creamy, lush and seamless but not overly sweet. A very broad, concentrated wine with no rough edges, and yet this is a bit youthfully inky today and not yet expressing itself. Tongue-coating tannins will require at least a few years of bottle aging. (ST)" (5/2007) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This tiny property of under six acres produces a wine made from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Supple tannins, sweet blackberry and cassis fruit, plenty of chalky minerality, and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel make for a classic, full-thr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
ST 88 - 90

2005 La Tour de Mons, Margaux
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2005 La Tour de Mons, Margaux (90WS). Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous aromas of crushed blackberry, Indian spices and cherry follow through to a full body, with firm, round tannins, sweet fruit and a pretty, caressing finish. Juicy and delicious. Best after 2011." (03/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 La Tour de Mons, Margaux (qty: 4)


End Date: Sep 2 2016 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $150.00
Place Bid
WS 90

2005 Pavie, St-Emilion
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Pavie, St-Emilion (100RP, 100WS, 96ST). Wine Spectator: " *Collectibles* I love the purity of fruit in this wine, with perfectly ripe blackberry, blueberry and raspberry on the nose. Complex and full-bodied, with hints of new oak and wonderfully polished tannins that caress the palate. Long, long finish. This is not the blockbuster it was from barrel, but rather a complete, balanced and gorgeous red. Best after 2015. " (06/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Pavie, St-Emilion (qty: 2)


End Date: Sep 7 2016 6:30PM PT

Current Bid: $530.00
Place Bid
RP 100 WS 100 ST 96

2005 La Garde, Pessac-Léognan Back In Stock!
2005 La Garde, Pessac-Léognan

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dark in color, this wine has sold tannins over rich mint and black plum fruits. The structure is firm, but the whole wine has enough richness to sustain the dry core... (RV)" (6/2010) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the famous negoçiant firm of Dourthe, this is an over-achieving, rich and concentrated version of La Garde. Dense ruby/purple, with loads of spice, earth, smoke, and red and black fruits, it is medium-bodied, concentrated, and long. (RP)" (6/2015) Wine Spectator: "Has a very attractive nose of blackberry, fresh tobacco, cedar and hints of meat. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and plenty ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
WE 92

2005 Carignan Prima, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux Back In Stock!
2005 Carignan Prima, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux

90 points Wine Spectator: "Black currant and violet notes on the nose, with a good dose of slightly charred oak, follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a long, vanilla-colored finish. There's lots of oak, but also lots of fruit. Needs time. This is very chewy. Best after 2011." (03/08) 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 90

2005 Coutet, Sauternes

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*#10 in Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines of 2008* Surprisingly dry, this has richness rather than sweetness, and intense, powerful botrytis. The honey is intensely perfumed, along with baked apples and spice. Certainly a long-aging wine. (RV)" (6/2008) 92 points Connoisseurs Guide: "It is not unusual for late harvest wines to have a bit of a sharp, kerosene edge to their lush personalities, although that characteristic is more often associated with the sweet wines of Germany than it is with those of Sauternes. Yet there, in the midst of the orange rind, dried peach, juicy pineapple, stra ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2005 l'Evangile, Pomerol
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 l'Evangile, Pomerol (100WS, 96RP, 96W&S, 94ST, 93WE). Wine Spectator: "Dark in color, almost purple black, with pure tapenade and hints of ripe plum and berry. Full-bodied, with layer upon layer of velvety tannins and chocolate, berry, vanilla and tea flavors. Lasts for minutes. I am blown away by this wine. This has been amazing since the moment I tasted it from barrel. Reminds me of the superb 1950. Best after 2015. (JS)" (03/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 l'Evangile, Pomerol (qty: 2)


End Date: Sep 7 2016 6:00PM PT


2005 Bordeaux Magnum Tasting Lot
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Bordeaux Magnum Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2005 du Tertre, Margaux (1.5L) (92JS, 90RP) and 1-bottle of 2005 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (1.5L) (94WE, 91WS, 90RP, 90ST). Of the 2005 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (1.5L),Wine Enthusiast writes: "This tastes of great Cabernet Sauvignon, with its black currant, cedar and herbs and fresh, juicy acidity. It is as fresh as it is rich, but it has a structure of dense tannins that balances the wine. This is one of the best wines from Gruaud-Larose for several years. (RV)" (06/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien (1.5L) (qty: 1)
2005 du Tertre, Margaux (1.5L) (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 6 2016 3:00PM PT


2005 Lafaurie Peyraguey, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "There's beautiful ripe fruit in this, with pineapple, mango and papaya and hints of vanilla and honey. Full-bodied and medium sweet. Rich and round, with loads of cooked apple, citrus peel and spices. Long and flavorful. Dense and rich. Best after 2012. " (06/08) 92 points Robert Parker and 92 points Wine Spectator: "There's beautiful ripe fruit in this, with pineapple, mango and papaya and hints of vanilla and honey. Full-bodied and medium sweet. Rich and round, with loads of cooked apple, citrus peel and spices. Long and fl... Read More » 



2005 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes (375ml)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Cellar Selection 0 Under the control of white wine wizard Denis Dubourdieu, this is one of the great wines of Barsac. It has intensity of sweetness, but just the right lightness, which gives it freshness as well as richness. This is a great wine in its early stages, and is certainly likely to age over many years. (RV)" (6/2008) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château Doisy-Daëne has a very attractive nose with perfumed apricot blossom, white peach and honey all infused with cold stone scents. The palate is very well balanced w ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Rauzan-Gassies, Margaux

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Solid, dry tannins, very firm and hard, but they are also ripe. The wine has high extraction, very dark fruit flavors, but resists being too huge. This could well turn out to be a very elegant. (RV)" (6/2006) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Significantly better from bottle than it was from barrel, the 2005 Rauzan-Gassies appears to be the finest wine this estate has ever produced. Dense purple-hued with a beautiful perfume of camphor, creme de cassis, licorice, bay leaf, and incense, it is a full-bodied, stunningly concentrated, broad, rich Margaux with lovely integrated tannins. This ba ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Magdelaine, St-Emilion

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Sexy, compelling nose of blackcurrant, violet, white pepper and minerals is an absolute knockout. Then very refined on the palate, with a delicate spiciness to the blackcurrant, red plum and mineral flavors, but with noteworthy fleshiness and ripeness lifted by harmonious acidity. This is a very great and impeccably balanced Magdelaine in the making. Finishes long and silky, with a persistent strawberry note. Jean-Claude Berrouet considers this to be a classic Magdelaine: very well balanced and delicious. I think this is an excellent ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2005 La Gaffelière, St-Emilion

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The finest La Gaffeliere I have ever tasted, the prodigious 2005 boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a flamboyant bouquet of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, blackberries, smoked meats, incense, and Asian spice. Fabulously deep and full-bodied as well as ethereal and exceptionally elegant for its explosive richness and intensity, its lightness of being reflects the vineyard’s sensational terroir. This succulent beauty appears to be approachable, but that belies some significant tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2030+." (4/2008) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Has a fa ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien (3L)

92 points Wine & Spirits: "This vintage emphasizes dark chocolate and French roast coffee scents. Its luscious cherry flavors give a soft, round impression in the middle, then it lightens up a little, needing time for the flavors to extend. The fineness of Langoa is there, and should be more apparent in ten years' time." (10/2008) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Big, ripe, almost exotic, this has developed impressively over the past 18 months. Its tannins are certainly huge, but so is the fruit, warm, rich and enticing. Very powered, it thrusts black currants and acidity right up front." (6/2008) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Wonderful aromas of ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco



2005 Lagrange, St-Julien (3L)

94 points Wine Enthusiast and a Top Wine of the Year: "The tannins dominate this dark, brooding wine. At this stage, it seems to have closed up, leaving the fruit and acidity buried. But with this concentration, the future looks promising. There is long aging potential here." 93 points Wine Spectator: "Currant, mineral, plum and light toasty oak follow through to a full body, with ultrasilky tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is thoroughly beautiful. Superbalanced and very pretty. Best after 2011." (03/08) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's Internation... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2005 Magdelaine, St-Emilion (1.5L)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(a blend of 95% merlot and 5% cabernet franc; 3.53 pH; IPT 65; 13.8% alcohol): Bright ruby. Sexy, compelling nose of blackcurrant, violet, white pepper and minerals is an absolute knockout. Then very refined on the palate, with a delicate spiciness to the blackcurrant, red plum and mineral flavors, but with noteworthy fleshiness and ripeness lifted by harmonious acidity. This is a very great and impeccably balanced Magdelaine in the making. Finishes long and silky, with a persistent strawberry note. Jean-Claude Berrouet considers this to be a class ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


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2005 Clos de l'Oratoire, St-Emilion (1.5L)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the Comte von Neipperg, his wines from this over-achieving estate always deliver an aromatic fireworks display of cedar wood, Christmas fruitcake, roasted herbs, black olive, cassis and sweet kirsch. The 2005 has all that as well as ripe, well-integrated, velvety tannin, and full body in a sexy, luscious, heady style to drink now and over the next 10-15 years. (RP)" (6/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "This is exotic, with mushroom, blackberry and meat aromas. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of decadent fruit character. Long and beautiful. The best from this estate si ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2005 Larcis Ducasse, St-Émilion (6L)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "With an unbelievable nose of licorice, tapenade, black cherry and blackcurrant liqueur, as well as full body, super-sweet tannin, and astonishing richness and length, this prodigious effort in 2005 announced the resurrection of this great terroir on the slopes near Château Pavie. Dark garnet/plum/purple, this is compelling stuff and drinkable already, but capable of lasting another 25-30 years. This beauty is not to be missed! Only 3,000 cases were produced, from a blend of 78% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. (RP)" (6/2015) 94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


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