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2017 Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) New!
2017 Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Vinous: "The 2017 Smith Haut Lafitte is easily one of the highlights of the vintage. Dense, unctuous and impeccably balanced, the 2017 exudes depth from start to finish. Charcoal embers, graphite, menthol, licorice and sage add myriad shades of nuance to the plush, unctuous dark raspberry jam fruit. This is a super impressive showing from Smith Haut Lafitte. I tasted the 2017 two times. On both occasions, the wine showed tremendous aromatic and flavor depth. (AG)" (5/2018) 95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Bold tannins and powerful fruits give this perfumed wine concentration and a dense texture. I ...Read More » 


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2012 Pauillac de Latour, Pauillac Top Pick!
2012 Pauillac de Latour, Pauillac

90 points James Suckling: "This is so delicious and wonderful now with fresh strawberries, peppermint and flowers. Medium body, fine tannins and a crisp finish. Elegant." (2/2015) Jancis Robinson: "Fresh and dancing. Some great vivacity. Spice and complete and fresh. Dry end. Edge of a sweet spice reminiscent of gingerbread men. Lovely and polished. Juicy." (4/2017) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Le Pauillac de Château Latour has a pleasant strictness on the well-defined bouquet with black fruit laced with fine mineralité for a third wine. The palate is medium-bodied with a juicy core of fruit, an almost pastille-like purit ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2017 Canon, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival) New!
2017 Canon, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "One of the gems in the vintage is the 2017 Château Canon, which checks in at 73% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. Sensational notes of black cherries, blueberries, liquid violets, awesome graphite, and scorched earth-like minerality all give way to a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, incredibly pure, yet masculine beauty that has building tannin, beautiful purity of fruit, and a great finish. It's not going to match the 2015 on sheer size and scale, but it's a sensational wine. It’s going to need 3-4 years of bottle age to be drinkable and will keep for ...Read More » 


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2014 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac Top Pick!
2014 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

98 points James Suckling: "A stunning wine for this vintage although it’s still a bit shy on the nose (more spice than fruit showing than now). There’s wet earth, too, but on the palate it’s bursting with ripe yet subtle flavors. Very long and complex finish that goes on and on." (2/2017) 96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A final blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the 2014 Pontet-Canet is brilliant stuff, and I was able to taste this wine from barrel as well as multiple times from bottle, both at the estate and from a bottle purchased in the United States. It offers a sensational bouque ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I absolutely loved the 2015 Léoville-Barton and this has everything you could want from a Left Bank Bordeaux. Cassis, smoked earth, graphite, tobacco leaf, and thrilling amounts of minerality all emerge from this inky colored, full-bodied, power-packed, brut of a Saint-Julien that holds everything together and stays pure, balanced and elegant on the palate. It has a lot of tannins, yet more than enough fruit. The 2015 is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, brought up in 60% new French oak, and it needs 7-8 years of bottle age and will shine ...Read More » 


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2016 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

97-99 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a powerful wine, with superb tannins and blackberry fruits. It has a dense texture allied to stylish fruitiness and acidity. The result is a wine with the potential to age over a long period of time, while probably showing well starting in 2028. (RV)" (4/2017) 96-99 points Wine Spectator: "This packs some serious punch and drive, with a terrific core of blueberry, açai and plum reduction notes, backed by waves of graphite and roasted apple wood. Has the pleasantly chewy feel typical of St.-Julien, along with an extra-racy graphite edge. (JM)" (4/2017) 96 points Decanter: "Restrained bu ...Read More » 


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2017 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I was able to taste the 2017 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc on three separate occasions and it never failed to impress. It should match, if not exceed, the 2015. Gorgeous notes of lemon curd, mint, citrus, white peach, and salty minerality all emerge from this medium to full-bodied white. It doesn’t have the sheer scale or sexiness of a sunnier year, yet its purity is off the charts, it has riveting acidity, and a great, great finish. The blend is currently 70% Sauvignon and 30% Sémillon, and it will spend 16 months on lees in 35% new French oak. Don’t miss ...Read More » 


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2015 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Pavie Macquin, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "So much violet and lilac aromas to this with blackberry and blueberry character, too. Full-bodied and delivering limestone, chalk and lavender on the palate. Great structure, too. Needs four or five years to soften. Better in 2022." (2/2018) 97 points Vinous: "One of the highlights of the vintage, the 2015 Pavie Macquin is positively stellar. A veritable explosion of super-ripe red cherry, rose petal and mocha makes a strong opening statement. Silky on the palate, with soft tannins and tons of sheer exoticism, the 2015 is stunningly beautiful. All of the signatures of the si ...Read More » 


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2015 Canon-la-Gaffelière, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Canon-la-Gaffelière, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Composed of 55% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in French oak, 55% new, for 17 months, the 2015 Canon la Gaffeliere features a deep garnet-purple color and a cedar-laced nose to begin, giving way to fragrant underlying scents of roses and violets with a core of crushed black currants, blackberries and Bing cherries plus hints of fallen leaves and dusty earth. Medium to full-bodied, the seductively perfumed red and black fruit fills the mouth, framed with plush tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing very long and minerall ...Read More » 


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2013 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is rich, with generous black plum and berry fruits. It has a structure that is full, ripe and that will sustain the fruitiness of the wine over many years. The sensation is of velvet, with some force behind it. This remarkable wine will develop well over the medium term and then age for many years. Drink from 2022. *Cellar Selection* (RV)" (3/2016) 93 points James Suckling: "You really want to drink this the minute you taste it with chocolate, walnut and cedar aromas and flavors. Full to medium body, very refined and flavorful. Seamless structure. Stone, currant leaf and t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2015 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Swathed in spicy and toasty oak aromas, this has a wealth of superbly expressed red and dark berries, flowers and mint. The palate delivers a very assertive and energetic array of dark berries and spiced plums with a fresh, focused, vibrant finish. Superb wine. Try from 2023." (2/2018) 95 points Vinous: "The 2015 Grand Puy Lacoste is just as compelling from bottle as it was from barrel. Sensual, polished and refined, the 2015 is all class. Silky tannins, perfumed aromatics and beautifully delineated fruit are some of the signatures. The natural richness of the year comes thr ...Read More » 


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2014 Pape-Clément, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2014 Pape-Clément, Pessac-Léognan

96 points James Suckling: "Intense blackberry and blueberry aromas as well as mushroom undertones. Violets, too. Sweet tobacco. Full-bodied and layered with polished tannins. Very long and beautiful. Give it two or three years to show what it has but already a beauty." (2/2017) 95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "In a vintage that can lack a little pizzazz, the 2014 Pape Clement stands out for its exuberant, sexy, full-bodied style. Checking in as a blend of 58% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Petit Verdot, aged in 60% new French oak, its deep purple color is followed by a layered, ripe, sexy wine that ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2017 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival) New!
2017 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "This perfumed wine is rich in dark tannins and black currant flavors. It has lifted acidity and a wonderful juicy, balanced character. Very pure and well structured, this will be a great wine for aging. (RV)" (4/2018) 94-95 points James Suckling: "This is very delicate on the attack but it grows on the palate with firm and silky tannins that turn lightly chewy. Builds consistently. Compacted and tight." (4/2018) 94 points Decanter: "This is rich, with fresh blueberry and cassis notes. The fruit is on the elegant side, and this should be earlier to drink than the 2016 and even the 2014. Technical director Vin ...Read More » 


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2017 Troplong Mondot, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival) New!
2017 Troplong Mondot, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

95-98 points Vinous: "The 2017 Troplong Mondot is easily one of the wines of the vintage. New CEO Aymeric de Gironde (formerly of Cos d’Estournel) and consulting oenologist Thomas Duclos are masterminding a remarkable new chapter in the life of Troplong Mondot. A major stylistic shift in the direction of freshness and energy has resulted in a positively stunning Troplong Mondot endowed with tremendous depth and vibrant. A rush of black cherry, plum, mocha, new leather and spice builds as this gorgeous Saint-Émilion shows off its breeding and total class. The blend is 85% Merl ...Read More » 


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2015 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Vinous: "The 2015 Brane-Cantenac is powerful, structured and explosive in feel. A deep, resonant wine, the 2015 boasts off the charts ripeness allied to formidable structure and tannic heft. I imagine the 2015 is going to need a number of years to become approachable and more than that to be at its best. The dark stone fruit, smoke, tobacco, spice and leather flavors pack a huge punch, but it is the wine's balance that places it among the elite on the Left Bank in 2015. Brane-Cantenac is a total pleasure bomb. I can't wait to taste it with a little bottle age. (A ...Read More » 


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1998 Gruaud-Larose, St-Julien

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Gruaud-Larose has fashioned an elegant, less rustic wine than previous vintages. The color is a healthy dark ruby/purple. The bouquet offers aromas of plums, black raspberries, and cassis. Stylish, with medium to full body, sweet tannin, and excellent purity as well as overall symmetry, it will drink well between 2004-2016. (RP)" (4/2001) Vinous: "Moderately saturated ruby-red. Explosive aromas of plum, blackberry, tar, cocoa and grilled bread. Sweet and generous but a bit disjointed at the moment. Possesses strong, nicely delineated fruit... (ST)" (5/2001) Wine Spectator: "Very plum ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "This is all about the finish with a sweet-tobacco, berry and light milk-chocolate character. Full body, very fine tannins and a juicy finish. Love the intensity and finesse at the end. Lots of energy. Could better the exquisite 2014." (4/2017) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot that matured in 75% new oak. It has 13.3% alcohol this year. It has an extraordinarily pure bouquet with blackberry, briary, touches of pencil shaving and cedar aromas--quintessential Grand-Puy-Lacoste, basically. The palate is medium-bodi ...Read More » 


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1989 l'Arrosée, St-Emilion

93 points Wine Spectator: "Rich, smooth, deep and complex, with layers of plum, currant, spice and vanilla flavors all woven together with a measure of subtlety and finesse. Firmly tannic and oaky, too, but comes across as soft and fleshy. *Highly Recommended*" (4/1992) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1989 exhibits a dark ruby color, with slight lightening at the edge, as well as plenty of earthy, black-cherry fruit nicely touched by sweet, toasty oak. It exhibited more richness, glycerin, intensity, and precision than it has in previous tastings. (RP)" (2/1997)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 93

2015 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "Some very rich and ripe red and dark berries here make for an impressive, engaging nose that has charming violet undertones. The palate is velvety and supple, while super smooth tannins deliver a long and plush, plum-soaked finish. Great wine and already drinking well. Try from 2023." (2/2018) 95 points Vinous: "One of the highlights of the vintage, the 2015 Malescot Saint Exupéry is superb. Grilled herbs, smoke, black cherry, lavender, menthol and graphite literally explode from this glass. Huge swaths of tannin give the wine its shape and big, ample frame. Iron, smoke, gra ...Read More » 


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2015 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "This dense, rich wine is firm with solid tannins. Its texture and structure give it an opulent character that brings out tannins as much as the ripe black fruits. Powerful and concentrated it needs time to get its potential elegance in order. Then it will be a major wine, so it’s worth waiting until 2027. *Cellar Selection* (RV)" (4/2018) 95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blackberries, currants, cedar and tobacco. Full-bodied, layered and dense. Great fruit yet tight and structured. A classically proportioned red with so much intensity. A wine for the future. Try it in 2022. ...Read More » 


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2005 Clos de l'Oratoire, St-Emilion

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 » 


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2016 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2016 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

97-98 points James Suckling: "This is phenomenal with a density and finesse that are hard to remember for this wine. Full-bodied, tight and polished. Seamless texture and salty undertones. Goes on for minutes. Truly great. What a barrel sample." (4/2017) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Pape Clement is a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon this year, picked from 30 September until 19 October at 48 hectoliters per hectare. The first bottle that I tasted with Bernard Magrez and his team felt a little overdone, but I had a strong suspicion that it was not a representative bottle. A second bottle was m ...Read More » 


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2017 Clinet, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

93-95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Reminding me of the 2014, the 2017 Château Clinet is a beautiful, dense, concentrated wine that has terrific notes of blueberries, spring flowers, and chocolaty oak. It’s very much in the style of the vintage with its cool, perfumed aromatics and sensational purity of fruit, yet it also has richness and weight. It’s a brilliant Pomerol." (4/2018) 92-95 points Wine Spectator: "Alluring, offering fleshy layers of fig, boysenberry and plum compote notes lined with anise and roasted apple wood accents, this is nicely integrated already, with fresh acidity embedded throughout. (JM)" (4/2018) ...Read More » 


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

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


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2004 Lascombes, Margaux

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another brilliant effort from this estate, the 2004 Lascombes (a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot) exhibits a deep blue/purple hue along with a sweet perfume of blueberries, black raspberries, cherries, incense, smoke, and spring flowers. While opulent, underneath the full-bodied richness of fruit and depth is a structured wine. As it sits in the glass, an espresso roast character (no doubt from new oak) also emerges. Enjoy this pure, structured, fleshy beauty between 2010-2025. (RP)" (6/2007) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good bright ruby. Wild aromas a ...Read More » 


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2015 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "I was able to taste the 2015 Domaine de Chevalier twice and it showed sensationally both times. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot that was harvested between October 1st and October 15th, this deep ruby/purple-colored effort has soaring aromatics of caramelized black cherries, cassis, lead pencil shavings, and forest floor. Deep, full-bodied, intense and beautifully pure, with fine tannin and moderate acidity, it’s a gorgeous Pessac-Leognan that needs 4-5 years of cellaring and will evolve for three decades. ...Read More » 


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2015 Gazin, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "Lots of cedar, tea-leaf and hazelnut character and ripe fruit aromas. Citrus peel, too. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Smoky undertone. This is structured and so complex. Drink in 2023." (2/2018) 95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A straight up smokin’ red from this vintage is the 2015 Château Gazin and it’s a big, powerful, stacked 2015 that’s for those with patience. Made from almost all Merlot (I think it’s 100%), my notes on this beauty start - and end - with “love it.” Cassis, lead pencil shavings, graphite, forest floor, and tons of minerality all soar from ...Read More » 


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2016 Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "Extremely long and erudite with crushed stones, blackberries and blueberries. Hints of fresh herbs. Full-bodied, tight and polished. The balance and beauty are amazing. Salty and minerally. More polished than the 2015. Wait and see. From biodynamic grapes." (4/2017) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Les Carmes Haut Brion is a blend of 41% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 39% Merlot, with 13.8% alcohol and a pH of 3.55, the lowest acidity for many years. It was vinified in their Philippe Starck-designed "submarine" (this is what their aesthetically arresting winery looks ...Read More » 


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2017 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Vinous: "The 2017 Pape Clément is fabulous. One of the rare 2017s with a real sense of structure, Pape Clément possesses dazzling intensity from start to finish. A rush of dark cherry, plum, chocolate and grilled herb notes hits the palate as this majestic, towering wine shows off its personality. Time in the glass brings out a brighter and more floral set of flavors. The 2017 is the first vintage made with a portion of whole clusters, an inspiration Bernard Magrez takes from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where he recently bought a small property. Quite simply, the 2017 P ...Read More » 


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2015 Giscours, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Giscours, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "This firm wine shows the tannic side of the vintage. Those tannins are dusty, enriched with black-currant fruits and a dense backdrop. The wine is concentrated and elegant, very ageworthy and not likely to be ready before 2025. *Cellar Selection* (RV)" (12/2017) 96 points James Suckling: "Plenty of violets and dark berries on offer here. This has a striking sense of purity as well as an energetic, regal palate. The structure is impressively groomed with effortless depth and length. A standout wine. Try from 2022." (2/2018) 95 points Decanter: "Deep, plush fruit which is hard to push through at first - it ...Read More » 


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1996 Kirwan, Margaux

90 points Wine Spectator: "Pretty plum and blackberry character. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a fresh finish. Just starting to come right now. (JS, Web Only—2007)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Readers should note that this property has significantly improved the quality of its wines, and now deserves a serious look in nearly every vintage. The 1996 Kirwan is a highly-extracted, rich, medium-bodied wine with a deep ruby/purple color, and ripe cassis fruit intermixed with a touch of new oak, prunes, and spice. The wine has come together nicely since I first tasted it from cask. It appears to be an excellen ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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2015 Clos l'Eglise, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Clos l'Eglise was picked on 8, 14 and 23 September apropos the Merlot and the Cabernet Franc on 23 September. Co-proprietor Hélène Garçin-Léveque told me that for the first time, Clos l'Eglise was one of the first Pomerols to be picked since they felt that the grapes were fully ripe. So why wait? That clearly is vindicated by the bouquet with ebullient, ripe blackberry and wild strawberry fruit, almost Burgundy-like in terms of its purity. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine, tensile tannin, brimming over with energy, tightly packed towar ...Read More » 




2017 Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) New!
2017 Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Vinous: "The 2017 Les Carmes Haut-Brion is subtle and understated, but it’s all there. Lifted aromatics, bright, red-toned fruit and silky tannins add to the wine's brilliant, chiseled personality. I find the 2017 more precise and nuanced than in the recent past, with less overt power. It's hard to know exactly if the style of the 2017 is a result of the growing conditions of the year, or the result of an evolution in winemaking that includes the introduction of terra cotta, among other things. I certainly get the sense Guillaume Pouthier reined the wine back a b ...Read More » 


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1996 Lafon-Rochet, St-Estèphe

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the sleepers of the 1996 vintage, Lafon-Rochet has turned out an atypically powerful, rich, and concentrated wine bursting with black currant fruit. The opaque purple color gives way to a medium to full-bodied, tannic, backward wine with terrific purity, a sweet, concentrated mid-palate, and a long, blockbuster finish. This wine remains one of the finest values from the luxury-priced 1996 vintage, and is well-worth purchasing by readers who are willing to invest 5-6 years of patience; it should keep for two decades. (RP)" (4/1999) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Blackberry and lic ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2015 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "Extremely floral with blackberry and blueberry character plus hints of violets. Full-bodied yet always in check and reserve with fine tannins and bright acidity that goes on for minutes. Limestone undertones. The finish is particularly long this vintage. Super Clerc. Try in 2021." (2/2018) 94 points Decanter: "The colour is rich and deep, and the entire experience elevated by a juicy, mouthwatering structure. Some austerity is evident in the tannins but there is a completeness and balance that works extremely well. More clay in the soils at Clerc than in the rest of the Mouton ...Read More » 


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2015 Gracia, St-Émilion (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that saw 40% new oak, the 2015 Château Gloria is a beautiful Saint-Julien that’s well worth seeking out and drinking. Blackcurrants, damp earth, spicy oak and hints of leafy herbs all flow to an upfront, elegant, yet fruit forward 2015 that has sweet tannin and good freshness. It’s no doubt a charmer, yet will see its 20th birthday in fine form. Tasted twice." (11/2017) 97 points James Suckling: "There’s a very fresh and expressive feel to the nose here. It has a wealth of spiced blueberrie ...Read More » 


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2015 Le Bon Pasteur, Pomerol

96 points James Suckling: "Very suave and impressive sweet, earthy notes as well as mocha-scented oak, violets and blueberries. The palate has a swathe of supple tannins with a seamless texture. Really smooth. Good drive and depth, not to mention vibrant freshness on the finish. Great Pomerol. Try from 2022." (2/2018) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Bon Pasteur has an expressive nose of crushed red and black currants, black cherries and spice cake with hints of rose petals, dusty soil and tapenade. The medium to full-bodied palate is wonderfully ripe with plush tanni ...Read More » 


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2017 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) New!
2017 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "Very tight and energetic finish to this young, new red with currant and blackberry character. Hints of crushed stones. Dense and four-square with a chewy tannin structure and a long finish. Very muscular. Serious encore to the 2016. Same level?" (4/2018) 93-95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Château Léoville-Poyferré has been on a roll for over a decade now, and they’ve produced a terrific, fruit-forward, pleasure-bent 2017 that readers should snatch up. A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it was harvested between September 20th and Octob ...Read More » 


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2017 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) New!
2017 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Haut-Bailly is composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it has a wonderfully spicy nose of cinnamon stick, cloves, anise and fenugreek with core of roses, warm blueberries, black forest cake and black raspberries plus hints of underbrush and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied with firm, ripe, grainy tannins, it has oodles of freshness and great finesse, continuing bright and energetic on the long, minerally finish. (LPB)" (4/2018) 93-96 points Vinous: "The 2017 Haut-Bailly is an understated bea ...Read More » 


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2007 Tronquoy-Lalande, St-Estèphe
Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 2007 Tronquoy-Lalande, St-Estèphe. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Plum and black currant fruit intermixed with notions of herbs, licorice, and spice box are found in this round, ample, easy-going, silky-textured 2007. (RP)" (04/2010) 

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2007 Tronquoy-Lalande, St-Estèphe (qty: 5)


End Date: Jun 24 2018 3:30PM PT

Current Bid: $100.00
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2000 Gloria, St-Julien Back In Stock!
2000 Gloria, St-Julien

93 points Wine Spectator: "This is really delicious, with a core of juicy blueberry, blackberry and plum fruit flavors layered with singed juniper, tobacco leaf and bittersweet cocoa notes. The lovely interplay between sweet and savory continues through the finish, which has a long, graceful sanguine echo. (JM, Web-2016)" 92 points James Suckling: "The wine improved from the minute it was decanted, showing a full and velvety palate with soft textured tannins and wet earth and minerals with plum flavors. There were some dried herbs too. It was round and delicious." (6/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This beautiful Bordeaux fruit bomb off ...Read More » 


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2016 Beychevelle, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Beychevelle is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc cropped at 45 hectoliters per hectare between 3 October and 18 October. It is matured in 50% new oak. Furthermore, it is the first vintage to be matured in the new chichi winery whose glass exterior overlooks the passing traffic on the D2. It has a very pure, fragrant bouquet with black cherries, cassis, cedar and wet limestone, extremely precise to the point where you might think it was from the Right Bank (logical given the proportion of Merlot ...Read More » 


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2016 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Brane-Cantenac is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Carmenere picked from 22 September until 17 October (the tiny parcel of Carmenere picked three days later). The yields came in at 51 hectoliters per hectare and it is matured in 75% new oak and 25% one-year-old barrels, the final alcohol level 13.3%. It has a beautifully defined, very detailed bouquet with mineral-rich black fruit laced with cedar and graphite notes, living up to its nom de plume as the "Pauillac of Margaux." The palate is simply the best t ...Read More » 


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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 » 


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2015 Carillon de Angélus, St Emilion

92 points James Suckling: "Brambly and spicy mixed berry fruits as well as vanillin and lighter chocolate aromas lead into a palate with soft, supple fleshy appeal and an impressively fresh finish. Try from 2020." (2/2018) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine comes from part of the Angélus estate that is not classified, as well as wines that are not considered right for Château Angélus. The result is an accessible, ripe wine packed with red fruits, soft tannins and attractive, juicy acidity. (RV)" (4/2018) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Composed of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Le Carillon d'Angelus spor ...Read More » 


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1970 Pape Clement, Graves (high shoulder)

According to Robert Parker: "...this medium-bodied, very soft and supple wine has a classy, earthy, cedary, spicy bouquet, and good flavors..." (01/98) From Wine Spectator: "Medium garnet; cassis nose, almost flowery, with cedary notes; pronounced earthy flavor..." (05/93) 


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2013 Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

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, showing lemon sherbet, shortbread and white peach flavors backed by a salted butter and tarragon-laced finish, with 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. Best from 2017 through 2023. ( ...Read More » 


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2014 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (1.5L)

96 points Vinous: "I was deeply impressed with these wines from Domaine de Chevalier. The red has a slight upper hand in 2014, but both wines are distinctive and full of character. Olivier Bernard owns one of the crown jewels of Bordeaux, as these wines clearly make evident. The 2014 Domaine de Chevalier is a total knockout. Precise, brilliant and finely sculpted, the 2014 possesses superb intensity. Freshly cut flowers, mint and sweet red berries, along with finessed but persistent tannins, give the wine its regal personality. The 2014 needs a number of years to shed some ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


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