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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 Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
RP 92 WS 91

2005 Poujeaux, Moulis

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. An intensely ripe, fruity wine, which is already well integrated. The intense dark fruits are supported by some new wood and grainy tannins. This is powerful, and, with its acidity, should age well. (RV)" (6/2006) 91 points Wine & Spirits: "A fragrant, sunny, fruit-driven Bordeaux, this feels elegant and clean, stripped of all pretense. Nothing obstructs its pleasing richness and buttoned-down style. Accessible as a young wine, this will brighten a formal business dinner at a steakhouse." (10/2008) Connoisseurs Guide: "*One Star* Its first nose of currants, graphite, truffle oil and sweet o ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


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 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 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

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WS 90

2005 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2005 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A glorious wine from Domaine de Chevalier, this 2005 reveals notes of graphite, subtle charcoal, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, silky tannins, and a long, multi-dimensional finish. This is a killer effort from the Bernard family, who own this famous terroir in Pessac-Léognan. Drink it over the next 20-30 years. (RP)" (6/2015) 94 points James Suckling: "This is really pure and fruity with flowers and stones. Full and dense, but still a bit tight. Not really giving much at the moment, but beautifully balanced and silky, and opening up to a long, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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


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: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Boyd-Cantenac, Margaux (Previously 110)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This chateau, which is often under the radar (production is only 5,500-6,000 cases), has fashioned a terrific, inky/blue/purple-hued 2005 with a beautiful bouquet of spring flowers, creme de cassis, pain grille, and blueberries. Powerful and concentrated with full-bodied richness, stunning purity, and a tannic, 40+-second finish, this beauty requires patience. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030+." (4/2008) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Offers loads of toasty oak and very ripe fruit, with hints of coffee and tobacco. Dark, full-bodied, rich and round, with beautifully textured tannins. Ver ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

Price: $109.99 Add To Cart
RP 92 ST 92

2005 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2005 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (96JS, 96W&S, 96WE, 93ST, 93WS, 92RP). Wine Enthusiast: "Classic Lynch-Bages with just a bit of extra power and richness. While the tannins are structured, it is the velvety fruit that rolls around the mouth that is the most dominant character. It is coming together into a wine that will be big and dense, but never over the top. (RV)" (06/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (qty: 3)


End Date: May 31 2016 10:30AM PT


2005 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac Top Pick!
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: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe Top Pick!
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: Main Warehouse 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 Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 89

2005 Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A complete wine, rich and opulent. It has all the right balances of acidity, sweet fruits, black flavors and underlying dry tannins. Excellent." (6/2006) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A gorgeous effort from this tiny gem, the 2005 Les Carmes is their best wine since 1998 and 2000. Situated in a beautiful park behind Haut-Brion, this estate fashioned a deep ruby-colored 2005 boasting a brilliantly projected set of aromatics (kirsch, smoke, scorched earth, chocolate, leafy tobacco, and creosote). Its full body is somewhat unexpected given the aromatics’ delicacy and nuance. Zesty acidity ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Latour à Pomerol, Pomerol

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is a beautiful wine from Latour à Pomerol, an estate which seems to be going from strength to strength under the renewed vigor and leadership of Christian Moueix and his winemaking team. Their 2005 offers gorgeous black cherry and truffle-infused fruit with hints of caramel, mocha and spice. The wine is medium to full-bodied and rich, with velvety tannin, a multi-layered texture, and a long, long finish. It is approaching full maturity, where it should stay for 10-15 years. (RP)" (6/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Clean and fresh, with blackberry, sweet tobacco and spices on t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


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

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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: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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WE 90

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


2005 Palmer, Margaux
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2005 Palmer, Margaux (98RP, 96W&S, 96WE, 95WS, 94JS, 94ST). 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)" (06/2015) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Palmer, Margaux (qty: 3)


End Date: May 29 2016 5:00PM PT


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: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2005 Clos de la Vieille Eglise, Pomerol

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This lower pedigree wine 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." (4/2006) Wine Spectator: "Licorice, berry and meat aromas follow through to a medium-to-full body, with good tannins and a medium finish... Best after 2008. (2008)" K&L Notes: A classic Pomerol (70% merlot, 30% cabernet franc) and winemaker Jean-Louis Trocar... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2005 de Malle, Sauternes (375ml)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château de Malle has a pleasing, harmonious, botrytis-rich bouquet with fine delineation: honeysuckle, minerals and orange-blossom gently floating from the glass. The palate is very well balanced with tensile citrus fruit that marries beautifully with the clear honey, mandarin and citrus notes. There is a compelling build to this wine in the mouth. (NM)" (6/2015) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Green apple, toffee and lemon tart aromas open to a full body. Very sweet, with caramel, cooked apple and light vanilla flavors. Long ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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RP 92 WS 92

2005 Moulin de Tricot, Margaux

From the excellent 2005 vintage, this small-production Margaux is worth a serious look. Located in heart of the appellation, proprietor, Bruno Rey owns five hectares in the gravelly outcropping in the commune of Arsac, 3.7 of which are classified as Margaux. He and his wife farm their small plots without the use of herbicides and yields are kept naturally low through the application of traditional farming techniques. Importer Neal Rosenthal writes: "This small jewel of an estate produces a mere 15,000 bottles of Margaux per annum...Heavily dependent on C... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2005 Fombrauge, St-Emilion (3L)

94 points James Suckling: "This is so rich and layered with beautiful ripe fruit and round tannins. Tar, chocolate, light vanilla and currants. It's complete and complex. Superb for this estate. Better in three to five years but fascinating to tasting now." (1/2013) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another wine from Bernard Magrez, his 2005 Fombrauge (77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon from the largest vineyard in St.-Emilion) is special. More tannic and backward than usual, and much more masculine and bigger-boned, this is a full-bodied, textured and rich wine that should hit its prime in ano ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2005 La Fleur, Saint Emilion

91 points Wine Spectator: "Dark ruby in color, almost purple. Shows intense blackberry, with mineral, fresh tobacco and cigar box aromas. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, pretty finish. Best after 2012. (JS)" (3/2008) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A surprisingly powerful wine for La Fleur, which is better known for its light, fruity, flowery style of wines, their 2005 is super-concentrated, with loads of minerality, moderately high tannins, and impressive extract and richness. Forget this wine for another 3-4 years, and drink it over the following 15. (RP)" (6/2015)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 91 RP 90

2005 Guiraud, Sauternes Top Pick!
2005 Guiraud, Sauternes

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 Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Pipeau, St-Émilion (OWC)
Bid on this 12-bottle lot of 2005 Pipeau, St-Émilion (OWC - 92WS, 90RP) in original wood. Wine Spectator: " *Top 100 of 2008* Beautiful blackberry, cherry and light vanilla aromas follow through to a full body, with coffee, smoke and berry character. Long and stylish. Velvety and balanced. " (05/2008) 

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2005 Pipeau, St-Émilion (qty: 12)


End Date: May 29 2016 5:30PM PT

Current Bid: $360.00
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WS 92 RP 90

2005 Pipeau, St-Émilion

92 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 of 2008* Beautiful blackberry, cherry and light vanilla aromas follow through to a full body, with coffee, smoke and berry character. Long and stylish. Velvety and balanced." (5/2008) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A reliably exciting value in St.-Emilion from proprietor Mestreguilhem, Pipeau always seems to hit high on the hedonistic scale of pleasure bombs. The ruby/purple 2005 has loads of fruit, although not a great deal of complexity, but it is round, juicy and succulent, with no hard edges. This medium to full-bodied, well-made, fruit-driven wine should be drunk over the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 92 RP 90

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: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

95 points Wine & Spirits: "This wine's heady rush of flavor gave one taster goosebumps. She called it sexy. "Formidable." Other technical descriptions included "the shazam," "has zazz," and "unprintable. That's some serious s#¡†." At the en primeur tastings, this ap­peared to be chunky and superripe. Now it's massive, with dark extract and exotic spice, a sophisticated wine that ends on sweetness, bitter chocolate and dark berry fruit. With all the flash, it will give a lot of pleasure as a young wine, but it has the plump Poyferré terroir drive to sustain that pleasure for years ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2005 Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sauternes (375ml)

95 points James Suckling: "This is powerful and racy with lots of class. Full body, very sweet with lots of spicy botrytis character. Intense. Drink or hold." (2/2014) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Classic Sauternes, treading the fine line between sweetness and elegance. Initially, it seems to be dominated by the botrytis, but then sweet fruits also show, with ripe yellow fruits, honey and almonds, touched with citrus. As it develops, the wine will become richer and more intense. (RV)" (6/2008) 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 me ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2005 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2005 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan (95JS, 95RP, 95WS, 94WE, 93CG, 92ST). Wine Spectator: "Dark purple in color. Offers pure fruit, with crushed raspberry, blackberry and dried flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins that touch every inch of the palate. Long and racy, with elegance and beauty harking back to bygone days. Best after 2015." (03/2008) 

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2005 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan (qty: 3)


End Date: May 30 2016 1:30PM PT


2005 Montrose, St-Estèphe

96 points James Suckling: "Loads of spice, berry, meat, cloves and chocolate on the nose. Full body with soft, silky tannins and lots of rich fruit. Still chewy. This is just starting to open now. It was decanted three hours in advance in this tasting. I would still leave it." (3/2015) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Montrose has a saturated purple color. As backward as one would expect of a St.-Estèphe, it offers notes of sweet blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, earth, graphite and spice. It is medium to full-bodied, moderately tannic, and still a decade away from prime-time drinkability. (RP)" (6/2014) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2005 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes (375ml) Back In Stock!
2005 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes (375ml)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Masses of crushed grape, honey and hints of clove and nutmeg. Full-bodied, very sweet and very lively, with lots of acidity and spicy fruit. Long and flavorful, with loads of passion fruit flavor." (3/2008) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sleeper of the vintage. (RP)" (4/2008) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good full, bright yellow. Honey and marzipan on the rather stunted nose. Then supersweet, dense and tactile, but with the ripe pineapple and marzipan flavors currently muted by sulfur dioxide. Shows the power of the vintage but will need time to express itself." (8/2008)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 92 RP 91

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 Cheval Blanc, St-Emilion(nicked/lightly soiled labels)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 from Cheval Blanc is a quintessentially elegant, beautiful, deep bluish/ruby-colored wine from St.-Emilion, with raspberry, blueberry, and floral notes, impressive density, great precision, freshness and purity. Full-bodied, but extremely light on its feet, I don’t mean to gush, but it is super-intense, rich and just so meticulously crafted! This is another fabulous wine and a perfect expression for this vintage. It is difficult to forget the gorgeous blueberry and raspberry fruit, full body, sweet tannin, a multi-layered texture, and purity and ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco



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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

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ST 88 - 90

2005 Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan (6L)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "A powerful, dense wine that relies on beautifully smooth ripe fruit, with black tannins underneath all this richness. Flavors of black figs and dried fruits show its extra concentration." (6/2008) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Smoke, black truffles, crushed rock, and leafy notes combined with earth, fresh mushrooms, and cassis result in a complex set of aromatics for the dark ruby/purple-colored 2005 Fieuzal. Medium-bodied with crisp acidity and high tannin, this serious wine is closed, but promising. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2027. In an earlier review Parker called it "the finest Fi ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


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

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


End Date: May 28 2016 7:30PM PT


2005 Bellefont-Belcier, St-Emilion

93 points Wine Spectator: "Beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry, dried lavender and licorice lead to a full-bodied palate, with supervelvety tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful and juicy. Superb." (3/2008) 92 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of blueberries, coffee, and lightly toasted oak follow through to a full body, with medium chewy tannins and a fruity finish. Needs time in the bottle." (2/2011) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Rich and earthy, the 2005 Bellefont-Belcier comes from an estate of 33+ acres and is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. A structured, potentially long-lived wine, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Giscours, Margaux

95 points James Suckling: "This is a beautiful Giscours with tension and finesse. It's full-bodied and shows plenty of berry and spice character, not to mention a long, silky-textured finish. It seduces you with each sip." (10/2015) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This chateau gets better and better. The wine has power, but it is harnessed by the intense fruits, the blackberry flavors, the density and the wood. With the power, though, comes elegance, resulting in a wine that is ready to develop over many years." (6/2008) 93 points Wine Spectator: "*Ranked #94, Top 100 Wines of 2008* Displays blackberry, cherry and hints of sweet tobacco. Full ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 Richelieu, Fronsac

90 points Robert Parker: "A big time sleeper of the vintage, this opulent, beautifully textured, deep ruby/purple-colored wine is a blend of 76% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Franc. None other than the brilliant consultant Stephane Derenoncourt works here. The wine exhibits wonderfully sweet black currant and smoky black cherry notes intermixed with some licorice. The wine has a lush texture, silky tannins, and a medium to full-bodied, long finish. Drink it over the next decade or more." (08/08) According to the Wine Spectator: "Loads of gorgeous bright fruit... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 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 Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2005 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac (95WS, 93RP, 93W&S, 92ST, 91WE). Wine Spectator: " *Highly Recommended* Offers fabulous aromas of currant, tar, lead pencil and mineral. Full-bodied, with supersoft tannins that caress the palate. Beautiful and impressive. A fabulous wine. The best Clerc in a very long time." (03/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac (qty: 4)


End Date: Jun 3 2016 1:00PM PT


2005 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2005 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (97WE, 96JS, 96WS, 94RP, 94ST, 93CG). Wine Enthusiast: "**Cellar Selection** Power and elegance merge effortlessly in this superb wine. Its pure black currant fruit is tightly coiled, supported by just the right amount of firm tannins. Great aging potential. A triumph." (06/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (qty: 4)


End Date: Jun 2 2016 7:30PM PT


2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (OWC)
Bid on this 12-bottle lot of 2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (OWC - 97RP, 96WS, 95ST, 94WE) in original wood. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Possibly the youngest wine of all the 2005 Médocs in terms of its evolution, at age 10 the inky purple 2005 Pontet-Canet tastes more like a two-year-old wine. Loads of pure blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit are present along with a hint of licorice and background oak. It is full-bodied, ripe, and excruciatingly fresh, vigorous and exuberant. This is a tour de force, and a sensational effort that rivals the first growths. Give it another 5-10 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 30-40 years. 97+ points." (06/2015) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (qty: 12)


End Date: May 28 2016 7:00PM PT


2005 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauilliac

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The brilliant 2005 Grand-Puy-Lacoste exhibits classic Pauillac aromas and flavors of creme de cassis along with stony/floral notes. Proprietor Xavier Borie has created a wine that should rival the brilliant 1982, 1990, 1996, and 2000. Full-bodied with sweet tannin and superb length (a 40+ second finish), the purity of this beauty’s black currant fruit is something to behold. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2030. (RP)" (4/2008) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Very ripe aromas of plum and musky brown spices; redder in character and less precise than the 2006. Then big, sweet and plu ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2005 La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan
Bid on this bottle of 2005 La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (100RP, 99JS, 97W&S, 97WE, 97WS, 94ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 La Mission Haut-Brion is pure perfection. It has an absolutely extraordinary nose of sweet blackberries, cassis and spring flowers with some underlying minerality, a full-bodied mouthfeel, gorgeously velvety tannins (which is unusual in this vintage) and a long, textured, multi-layered finish that must last 50+ seconds. This is a fabulous wine and a great effort from this hallowed terroir. Drink this modern-day legend over the next 30+ years. Only 5,500 cases were produced of this blend of 69% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc. (RP)" (06/2015) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (qty: 1)


End Date: May 31 2016 10:00AM PT


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