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2014 Oakridge "Over the Shoulder" Chardonnay Yarra Valley (Elsewhere $20)

92 points James Halliday: "From the Beenak, Coldstream, Gladysdale and Woori Yallock districts, all hand-picked. Has masses of fruit that could only come from the Yarra Valley, its length unmistakable, but not at the expense of mid-palate presence. Made to be enjoyed right now." K&L Notes: Last vintage we sold thousands of bottles of this wine from K&L direct import Oakridge Estate. Made by 20+ year veteran, Yarra Valley winemaker David Bicknell. David is considered by many as one of the best Chardonnay producers in all of Australia. The "Over The Shoulder" label is basically estate fruit that... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JH 92

2015 S.C. Pannell Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills

95 points James Halliday: "Hand-picked and sorted, free-run juice cool-fermented in tank. There is a subliminal savoury edge to the bouquet and palate, possibly from more than one yeast at work, and also to crisp, crunchy acidity. You pick up the extra level of flavour from ripe (not overripe) fruit on the back-palate and finish. Has the X-factor many Sauvignon Blancs lack." (9/2015) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: " Aromas and flavors of guava, passionfruit, pink grapefruit, fresh herbs. Light to medium bodied with bright acidity and a crisp balanced texture. Goes with oysters, sashimi, calamar... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JH 95

2014 Howard Park Sauvignon Blanc Western Australia

95 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Free-run juice from Great Southern/Margaret River grapes has been partially barrel-fermented, the slightly smoky bouquet leading into an intensely focused palate, with the length and clarity more frequently encountered with high quality Riesling, a comparison heightened by attractive citrus notes that accompany stone fruit and gooseberry flavours."  


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JH 95

2014 Vasse Felix "Filius" Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia

93 points James Suckling: "A chardonnay with focus and precision. Full body, layers of fruit that are compressed with bright acidity. Persistent and beautiful finish." (2/2016) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Stylish, with a dried floral note weaving in and out of the green apple, lemon and melon flavors. Shows focused acidity and a long finish. Drink now through 2020. 180 cases imported. Web Only-2016 (MW)" (2/2016) 91 points Vinous: "The complexity of this iconic winery’s entry-level Chardonnay belies its price - Light, green-tinged yellow. Aromas of fresh melon, pear and Meyer lemon, with subtle hints of toasty lees and fennel emer ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series "Willowlake Vineyard" Chardonnay Yarra Valley

97 points James Halliday: "Hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed directly to French puncheons for wild ferment; 11 months maturation on lees. From the heart of the Upper Yarra (and its oldest vineyard), this has unequalled finesse and brightness to its fruit profile, ranging through grapefruit and white peach on the bouquet and palate alike." (9/2015) K&L Notes: Oakridge's wines re-define what many people think of Australian wines...they're the polar opposite of the over-ripe, over-extracted, "Fruit Bombs" as any wine can be. These wines are about balance, elegance and refinement. Winemaker David B... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JH 97

2014 Howard Park Chardonnay Western Australia

97 points James Halliday: "From the estate vineyards in Mount Barker, Porongurup and Margaret River; hand-picked, and chilled overnight before hand sorted, whole bunch-pressed direct to barrel (30% new French) for wild fermentation, matured on lees for 9 months, part with mlf. Iron fist in a velvet glove, more common with red wines than chardonnay, but this has awesome power, concentration and length to its pink grapefruit, white stone fruit and pistachio, nougat accents from the mlf." 92 points James Suckling: "A southerly source in cooler territory has this chardonnay looking super fresh, floral and crisp. ...Read More » 


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JH 97 JS 92

2012 Leeuwin "Art Series" Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia

97 points James Halliday: ""If price wasn't a concern we'd all just want to drink bucket loads of this. It's all class and quality but the drinkability factor is extremely high. It's like sitting with someone expert in the art of conversation; it makes you laugh and cry and lean in closer. Fruit, oak, texture, acidity, length: a hand full of aces, neatly arranged, trim and terrific."" 96 points Decanter: "Great to see Margaret River’s most recognized Chardonnay in such good form. This has all the power one associates with Leeuwin – with the 100% new oak being totally absorbed by the fruit – while the pa ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2013 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series "Guerin Vineyard" Chardonnay Yarra Valley

96 points James Halliday: "Whole bunch-pressed straight to French puncheons for wild ferment on solids, then 11 months maturation on lees. Has the Oakridge stamp all over it: a complex, slightly funky bouquet and great drive to the long, elegant, perfectly balanced palate, oak merely a vehicle." (10/2014) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Local Vineyard Series Guerin Vineyard Chardonnay is intensely scented of lemon curd, lemongrass, lime leaves and mandarin peel with touches of struck flint, toasted cashews, cedar and ginger. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers a beautiful satiny texture and plenty of livel ...Read More » 


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JH 96 RP 92


2014 Robert Oatley "Signature" Chardonnay Margaret River

94 points James Halliday: "Bright and sunny with pear, apple and white peach flavor before then raising more serious points. Said points come in the form of flint, matchstick and the grunt of grapefruit, all laced with smoky oak. Drinkability meets sophistication meets value."  


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JH 94

2014 Kilikanoon "Killerman's Run" Riesling Clare Valley South Australia

90 points James Halliday: "Flowery apple and citrus blossom aromas; attractive fresh Riesling, crisp and wellbalanced, with lime and lemon fruit flavors. Good now, better in a few years." 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Killerman’s Run Riesling begins with aromas of white pepper, lemon juice, apples and, aniseed then moves to an open and approachable palate that has wonderfully crisp acidity and very good fruit intensity. It finishes long and zesty." 90 points Vinous: "Green-tinged straw. Aromas of fresh peach, melon, jasmine and ginger, with a hint of white pepper emerging slowly with air. Silky and open-knit, offering ripe ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2015 Hentley Farm Riesling Eden Valley

91 points James Halliday: "Generosity personified, with Meyer lemon and Bickford's lime juice aromas and flavours letting nothing else get into the act (including acidity). Ready now." 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Riesling is intensely scented of lime cordial, white peaches, lemon curd and honeysuckle with a waft of talc. Light-bodied, dry and with a lively acid backbone, it delivers a burst of expressive citrus flavor and great length. (LPB)" (6/2016)  


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JH 91 RP 90

2014 Moss Wood Sauvignon Blanc-Sémillon Margaret River Western Australia

94 points James Halliday: "A powerful and complex blend, seemingly made without oak (and not needing it); there is a broader spectrum of flavours than those of the Sémillon, but with slightly less intensity." (7/2015) 91 points Vinous: "(fermented in stainless steel tanks, with 40% of the wine then transferred to used French oak barrels for three months): Pale gold. Lively, mineral-tinged aromas of pink grapefruit, green apple, nectarine and chamomile, with a gingery topnote gaining strength with aeration. Palate-staining citrus and orchard fruit flavors show very good clarity and power, with a hint o ...Read More » 


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JH 94 VN 91

2013 Glaetzer-Dixon "Überblanc" Riesling Tasmania

96 points James Suckling: "An eerily Germanic accent to the nose of this wine (just as you get from the name), this has a fascinating fragrance to it with deep and ripe fruit aromas of nectarine, peach and baked yellow apple, plenty of spice, yellow and white flowers too. It sharpens aromatically with air, turning more citrusy and tight. The soft texture of this riesling really caresses the palate, smooth and even; it makes a hint at sweetness and yet has immense clarity and pared back zesty appeal. This is packed with rich lime fruit flavor. A clever wine from the pristine island ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Cullen "Ephraim Clarke" Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Margaret River Western Australia (Biodynamic) (Elsewhere $35+)

92 points Vinous: "Light, hazy yellow. Smoky, assertively perfumed aromas of poached pear, melon and lemon curd are complemented by suggestions of fennel, jasmine and vanilla. Supple and broad on entry, then more taut in the middle, offering juicy orchard fruit and orange zest flavors and a hint of toasty lees. Shows a suave blend of power and finesse and finishes sappy, smoky and very long, with a sexy floral quality. This complex wine reminded me a lot of a top-notch white Bordeaux. (JR)" (3/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Youthfully mute with a subtle lemon curd and apple-laced nose, plus nuances ...Read More » 


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VN 92 RP 90

2012 Cullen "Kevin John" Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia (Biodynamic)

98 points James Halliday: "(Top Rated Autsralian Chardonnay of 2015) Made according to the biodynamic calendar from vine to glass. Estate-grown 36-year-old vines were whole bunch-pressed and wild yeast-fermented in French oak (one-third new). Has the usual Cullen magic, pitting very complex fruit against fine, taut acidity, yet making it appear the two were made for each other; the length of the wine is prodigious, its finesse equally extraordinary." (3/2014) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Kevin John Chardonnay reveals a savory and nutty nose with aromas of crushed cashews, baking bread, yeast extract an ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2015 Grosset "Polish Hill" Riesling Clare Valley South Australia

97 points James Halliday: "The floral bouquet is still to fully open its wings and fly, but the palate makes you spring to attention, its natural acid structure providing a superb framework for the fruit to clamber all over. As you come back again and again, the purity and balance of the flavours shine even more brightly, the length and balance immaculate, lime, lemon and a hint of apple exactly pitched. It is a finer wine than the joyous Springvale. 12.7% alc." 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The coy, youthfully mute 2015 Riesling Polish Hill has a mineral and wet pebble laced nose over notes of lime leaves, yuzu ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2013 De Iuliis Sémillon Hunter Valley New South Wales (Previously $20.00)

94 points James Halliday: "Is already settling into a sound drinking place. It's all strung on a taut line of acidity but the lemon, apple, hay and spice notes give something to enjoy now. That said, it shows all the signs that, over the medium term at least, it will mature deliciously." (7/2014) 91 points James Suckling: "Sliced apples and peaches on the nose follow through to a full body, bright acidity and a tropical fruit aftertaste. Drink or hold. Screw cap." (10/2013) K&L Notes: The Hunter Valley is renowned for producing some of the best Semillon in the world. This wine displays fresh, lifted citrus characters, a l... Read More » 


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JH 94 JS 91

2012 Moorooduc Estate Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Chardonnay has a youthful nose of white peaches, grapefruit and tangerine peel with hints of toast and struck match. Medium-bodied with a lovely silkiness to texture, has oodles of citrus, stone fruit and savory flavor layers and a long finish." (6/2016) 92 points James Halliday: "Whole bunch-pressed, and taken straight to barrel without settling for a wild yeast fermentation and mlf. Seamless fruit and oak integration, the flavours of peach, nectarine, fig and apple, with some creamy/nutty nuances." (2/2014)  


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RP 93 JH 92

2015 Leeuwin "Art Series" Riesling Margaret River Western Australia

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From 40-year-old original plantings, the 2015 Riesling Art Series is very pretty on the nose with honeysuckle, peach blossom and lime cordial notes, as well as a touch of anise. Light-bodied and dry, with great intensity, this wine has approachable softness and great length. (LPB)" (3/2016)  


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RP 90

2013 Giant Steps "Tarraford Vineyard" Chardonnay Yarra Valley Victoria (Elsewhere $40+)

97 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* The impact of this wine is achieved by stealth, the balance between fruit and acidity sheer perfection, leaving the flavours of white peach and nectarine to insinuate themselves on the long, lingering palate and aftertaste in the fashion that is the hallmark of Yarra Valley chardonnay at its best." 93 points Vinous: "Pale gold. Highly perfumed aromas of fresh orchard fruits, tangerine, white flowers and smoky minerals are complemented by a deeper hint of toasty lees. From a relatively warm vineyard but shows plenty of energy, offering juicy pear and ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2013 Marchand Burch Chardonnay Porongurup Western Australia (Biodynamic) (Elsewhere $50+)

96 points James Halliday: "Bright straw-green; hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, wild yeast-fermented in French oak; the result is a resplendently complex chardonnay with white stone fruit, creamy cashew and bright acidity forming a circle of continuous flavours." (9/2014)  


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JH 96

2013 Vasse Felix "Estate" Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia (Previously $40)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Chardonnay has a nose of honeydew, ripe nectarines and poached pears with a toasty undercurrent. Medium-bodied, it fills the palate with lively melon and peachy flavors with a suggestion of creaminess to the texture and a good long finish. Drink it now to 2018. 90+ (LPB)" (8/2014)  


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RP 90

2011 Cullen "Kevin John" Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia (Biodynamic)

98 points James Halliday: "Made according to the biodynamic calendar from vine to glass. Estate-grown 36-year-old vines were whole bunch-pressed and wild yeast-fermented in French oak (one-third new). Has the usual Cullen magic, pitting very complex fruit against fine, taut acidity, yet making it appear the two were made for each other; the length of the wine is prodigious, its finesse equally extraordinary. Reached towards the end of a 100-wine tasting, I found myself retasting it when I didn't need to do so, and even committing the mortal tasting sin of swallowing some." (3/2014) ...Read More » 


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JH 98

2014 By Farr Chardonnay Moorabool Valley Geelong Victoria

96 points James Suckling: "Impressive concentration and complexity. All shades of peach fruits, banana, cinnamon, flinty chalky notes, honey and almond nougat. The palate's smooth and succulent; there's well-paced acidity firing rich, flavorsome grapefruit and white peach fruit flavors along. Really holds the finish with impressive pithy power; great wine. Drink now." K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "The trademark characteristics of the wine produced on our site are understated power and length with a mineral finish. The wine has a great fruit expression that is well integrated with French oak. ... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 96

2014 Mr. Riggs "Mrs Viognier" Piebald Gully Vineyard McLaren Vale

90 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe, rich and polished, with apricot-scented pear and floral flavors on a generous frame. Not heavy, but well-formed. Drink now through 2018. 287 cases made."  


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WS 90

2015 Kooyong "Clonale" Chardonnay Mornigton Peninsula Victoria

93 points James Halliday: "Puts on a sunny face, but it's cool at heart. It makes for both enjoyable and sophisticated drinking. Dry pear, apple, grapefruit and nectarine notes are given a steely, chalky buff through the finish. Flint notes hover. There's an argument to say that this is exactly the complex-but-accessible wine you'd hope for when opening a Clonale." (7/2015)  


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JH 93


2014 Frankland Estate "Isolation Ridge" Riesling Frankland River Western Australia

97 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Light straw-green; an exceptionally scented, blossom-filled bouquet, including wildflowers as well as citrus and apple; a very intense and sculptured palate, with squeaky acidity running throughout. Likely to have a very low pH, and has a commensurately long palate." 97 points James Suckling: "A wine that has now become so consistently great, it is a liquid tribute to the dedication of the Cullam family, to their vineyard and winemaking; this 2014 is no exception. The nose is reminiscent of lime juice on crushed rocks and for a riesling lover that is basica ...Read More » 


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