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2013 Thomas Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Top Pick!
2013 Thomas Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Though not one of the producer's single-vineyard bottlings, this estate blend manages to stun the nose and palate nonetheless. Tart mulberry, Kalamata olive, hibiscus, rose hips, red plum and sandalwood aromas wrestle attention immediately, then the sip delivers bergamot, cedar ash, exotic cranberry and rosemary depth. It delivers an excellent combination of wood, fruit and herb. (MK)" (10/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A killer value, there’s roughly 4,000 cases of the 2013 Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains, and it saw 33% whole clusters and 11 months in ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2013 Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

93 points Vinous: "Domaine Eden's 2013 Chardonnay is subtle, poised and gracious to the core. Dried pear, dried flowers, sage, mint and chamomile grace the palate in this understated, exquisite Chardonnay. Hints of smoke, slate and dried pear reappear on the super-classic, expressive finish. What a gorgeous wine this is. Quite simply, the 2013 Domaine Eden Chardonnay is a tremendous wine for the money. In 2013, the blend is approximately 72% declassified Mt. Eden juice and 28% wine from the Domaine Eden estate proper. Jeffrey Patterson is one of the most laid back producer ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2012 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Extremely elegant and restrained at first on the nose, this bottling eventually shows gravel and crushed rocks, with hints of blackberry and forest underbrush also emerging. A very firm structure weaves together an incredibly well-integrated wine, with dense mulberry and dried-fennel notes that morph into crushed herbs with time. Drink 2018-2032. *Cellar Selection* (MK)" (12/2016) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot) is beautiful. Giving up lots of black and blue fruits, tobac ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2014 Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Merlot

92 points Vinous: "Ridge's 2014 Merlot Estate possesses notable purity of fruit, brilliant aromatic presence and fabulous balance. Pliant, open-knit and super-expressive, Ridge's Merlot is a terrific choice for readers who are just starting to get to know the Ridge wines, as it can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring. What a joy it is to taste the 2014 today. Sadly, there will be no 2015, as yields were punishingly low. (AG)" (8/2017) 91 points Rhone Report: "Also inky colored, the 2014 Merlot Estate (100% Merlot) offers lots of ripe black cherry, white chocolate, espresso roast, and licorice in a sup ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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VN 92 RR 91

2014 Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

93 points Wine & Spirits: "No tasting note given. *Best Buy*" (12/2017) 91 points Rhone Report: "The 2014 Pinot Noir is the value priced, entry level wine from winemaker Jeffrey Patterson and it's more than worth your time and effort. Framboise, ripe black cherries, spice and forest floor notes flow to a medium-bodied, rich, beautifully textured Pinot Noir that's loaded with charm. This cuvee spent 12 months in 10% new French oak and there 1,680 cases produced. While considered the second wine of Mount Eden, Domaine Eden is actually its own estate located just to the south of Mount Eden. Made by Jeffrey Pat ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2014 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

95 points Rhone Report: "Seeing one-third whole clusters and 12 months in barrel, the 2014 Pinot Noir Estate has a subtle, nuanced style as well as terrific notes of dried strawberries, red currants, spice-box and forest floor. It's elegant, seamless and silky on the palate, with fine tannin and impeccable balance. Give it a few years to develop more complexity (although I'd happily drink it today) and it's going to keep for 10-15+ years. (JebDunnuck.com)" (8/2017) 93 points Vinous: "The 2014 Pinot Noir is a pliant, deep and expressive wine. Sweet red cherry, rose petal, mint and wild flowers gradua ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2014 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

94 points Rhone Report: "The 2014 Chardonnay Estate comes from 43% of the average yields (it was a tiny crop due to the drought) and was barrel fermented in 70% new French oak and aged 10 months on lees before bottling. It’s another youthful, slightly reserved Chardonnay that's going to benefit from cellaring. Brioche, buttered citrus, almond paste and honeysuckle all give way to a beautifully balanced, layered, rich effort that has vibrant acidity as well. (JebDunnuck.com)" (8/2017) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "An oil-like shade of yellow in the glass, this is still a baby, showing aromas of walnut, seared l ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Varner "Upper Picnic Block - Spring Ridge Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

94 points Vinous: "The 2013 Pinot Noir Upper Picnic is endowed with a real sense of explosive energy that elevates it in this range. The flavors are dark and intense throughout, but it is the wine's center and overall depth that are most compelling at this stage. Still quite primary, the Upper Picnic could use a few years in bottle to enter the sweet spot. The Upper Picnic offers a compelling interplay of intensity and freshness. These own-rooted vines were planted in 1981. I have to admit, my most recent tasting with Bob and Jim Varner was bittersweet. The Varners have ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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VN 94 RP 93

2013 Varner "Picnic Block-Spring Ridge Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

92 points Vinous: "Sweet dark cherry, menthol, pine, licorice and dark spices are all infused in the 2013 Pinot Noir Picnic Block. Deep and ample on the palate, the Picnic shows the more virile, masculine side of Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir. This is an especially dense, meaty Pinot Noir. Graphite, black pepper, game, smoke and scorched earth add the closing shades of nuance. The chewy tannins will benefit from time in bottle to soften. This is an especially big, ample Pinot from the Varners. (AG)" (7/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Pinot Noir Neely Picnic Block comes from loamy, porous s ...Read More » 


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VN 92 RP 90

2014 Martin Ray "Coast Grade Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*** Editors' Choice *** There’s a rugged earthiness and delicious meaty character to this fantastic bottling, which shows dried cranberries, dried olallieberry, smoked pork and hummingbird sage on the brawny nose. A similar power infects the palate, where red and black cherry meet with plum, mulberry, cola, shaved chocolate and a deepening sage character, finishing on crushed mint. (MK)" (8/2016)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 95

2013 Varner "Hidden Block-Spring Ridge Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

93 points Vinous: "The 2013 Pinot Noir Hidden Block is a very pretty, lifted wine. Sweet red cherry, mint and floral notes grace the palate in an understated, surprisingly gracious Pinot from the Varner brothers. The Hidden Block is one of the more delicate, acid-driven Pinots I have tasted from Varner. This is the first block that is picked, which likely contributes to the wine's laid-back personality and expressive aromatics. I have to admit, my most recent tasting with Bob and Jim Varner was bittersweet. The Varners have ended their collaboration with the Neely family, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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VN 93 RP 90

Osocalis Rare Alambic California Brandy (750ml)

Osocalis is a small, artisanal distillery in Soquel, California. The name Osocalis is the original Native American name for Soquel, today part of the greater Santa Cruz area. They use a small (100-gallon) antique alambic Charentais still, imported from Cognac, to produce brandies using grapes and apples from the cooler coastal regions of California. They strive to create products that have the length, elegance and finesse of old world brandies, such as Cognac and Calvados, but with the fruit intensity and structure of California wines. Osocalis's first p... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "One of the greatest Chardonnays made in California each vintage, this bottling blends riper elements of yellow peach and honey with the tension of tangerine rind and pink-grapefruit pith on the nose. The palate is very energetic and tangy, with orange peels, crushed sea shells and a touch of salt hanging from an extremely well-chiseled structure. (MK)" (11/2016) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pure silk on the palate, the 2013 Chardonnay Estate offers textbook notes of buttered apples, brioche, toasted bread and hints of minerality to go with medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful pur ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood



2007 Rhys "Family Farm Vineyard" San Mateo County Pinot Noir

90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Under the flagship Rhys moniker, the Rhys 2007 Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard looks to be a brilliant Pinot Noir from clay/loamy soils and sandstone. This Pinot exhibits intense red cherry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with some damp earth and forest floor notes. The wine is medium to full-bodied, elegant, pure, and just hinting at its ultimate potential. Backward, with an attractive acid profile, and sweet, noble tannin, this wine should hit its peak in about 3 years and last for at least a decade. (RP)" (12/2008) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Ripe cherry and dark b ...Read More » 


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2006 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (375ml)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "...the 2006 Monte Bello (68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc) is a very strong effort. Its dense purple color is followed by copious aromas of creme de cassis, licorice, spice box, and a touch of oak. Well-balanced, dense, pure, layered, and rich, its big, rich style is similar to the 2003. This cuvee should keep for 25-30 years in a cool cellar. (RP)" (2/2010) 93 points James Suckling: "Relatively open compared to the 2007 with sweet tobacco and plums and berries. Full body, velvety and gorgeous, with dried fruits, almost peaches, dark fruits ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2009 Windy Oaks Estate "Limited Release Whole Cluster - Schultze Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. An explosively perfumed bouquet evokes candied red and dark berries, Asian spices and vanilla, with a sexy floral nuance that builds with aeration. Supple, sweet and penetrating black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors show a suave blend of richness and vivacity, with smoke and allspice accents adding complexity. Highly alluring and showing extremely well now but there's the depth here to reward patience. Finishes sweet, seamless and very long, with lingering red fruit and spice notes. (ST)" (5/2012) 92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A restrained and refined nose is primarily com ...Read More » 


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ST 93 BH 92

Osocalis Apple Brandy (750ml) (Previously $75)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Made with a whopping 15 different types of apples, this barrel-aged California brandy has a sweet, fruity scent and sip, drying to an elegant and complex finish with light notes of honey, dried fruit, leather, walnut and allspice. Viscous feel. (KN)" (12/2011) K&L Notes: From the amazing, boutique, local legend of Osocalis comes their new apple brandy. It immediately jumps right in the field with other top, domestically produced apple brandy contemporaries. Full of pure apple flavor and plenty of kick, this brandy would never be confused for a more delicate Calvados.... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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WE 92

2008 Rhys "Family Farm Vineyard" San Mateo County Pinot Noir

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "*Outstanding* An attractively layered and fresh ripe red berry fruit and overtly floral nose offers excellent complexity that continues onto the rich but elegantly rendered medium-bodied flavors that possess a seductive texture and perfect balance on the lingering finish. This should age extremely well as everything is in perfect proportion...That the wines are of very high quality is evident but what is wonderfully refreshing is that the wines are also unique and original. Simply put, they are unlike any other pinots being crafted in California today. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2014 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (97DC, 96RR, 96VN). Decanter: "Another superb Monte Bello, the 2014 reveals an exuberant bouquet of crushed wild berries, plum, cherry, cinnamon, menthol and woodsmoke, framed by nicely integrated new oak. On the palate the wine is deep and intense, structured around rich tannins and underpinned by vibrant acidity, with terrific persistence on the finish. This has a long life ahead of it. (WK) Drinking Window 2022 - 2050" (05/2017) 

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2014 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 3)


End Date: Oct 26 2017 7:00PM PT

Current Bid: $380.00
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DC 97 RR 96 VN 96

2014 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points Decanter: "Another superb Monte Bello, the 2014 reveals an exuberant bouquet of crushed wild berries, plum, cherry, cinnamon, menthol and woodsmoke, framed by nicely integrated new oak. On the palate the wine is deep and intense, structured around rich tannins and underpinned by vibrant acidity, with terrific persistence on the finish. This has a long life ahead of it. (WK) Drinking Window 2022 - 2050" (5/2017) 96 points Rhone Report: "The 2014 Monte Bello checks in as a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and the balance Petit Verdot brought up in the standard m ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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DC 97 RR 96 VN 96
Limit of 3 per customer


2012 Rhys "Family Farm Vineyard" San Mateo County Pinot Noir

93 points John Gilman: "The 2012 Family Farm Vineyard bottling of pinot from Rhys is another outstanding example of the vintage, delivering an excellent and exotically spiced bouquet of dark berries, black currants, woodsmoke, fresh thyme, mustard seed, dried eucalyptus, beef stock, dark soil tones and a touch of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still very primary, with moderate tannins, lovely focus and grip, tangy acids and a long, classy and light on its feet finish. Beautiful juice. (Drink between 2018-2040)" (7/2014) 93 points Vinous: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Family Farm Vine ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2014 Comartin "R-Bar-R Ranch" Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains (Elsewhere $45)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Adam Comartin heads 1,100 feet up into the mountains to source fruit for this tremendous wine, which offers wild cherry, sage, and eucalyptus scents on the nose. Ripe black plum and strawberry fruit lead the palate, followed by acid-driven waves of juniper, pine and bay leaf, finishing with a menthol-like sensation. (MK)" (7/2017) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "A decadent Pinot Noir with rich aromas and flavors. Strawberry and cherry pie notes with hints of spice and nutmeg. A seamless finish with oak and vanilla tones. Santa Cruz Mountains has a long-standing histor... Read More » 


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WE 95


2013 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Decanter: "A True classic, bursting with red and black fruit vine smoke and pencil shavings; structured fine tannins and bracing Santa Cruz acidity. Consistently one of the most ageworthy Cabernets in California, gaining in volume and expansiveness with time in the cellar, always vibrant and intense." (9/2016) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "There’s an unparalleled woody intensity on the nose of this offering, with cigar box, myrrh, incense and bay leaf decorating the black peppercorn, herb-laced salt, dark chocolate and black plum aromas. The palate’s leathery flavors are woven into fine-grained ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


Osocalis XO Alambic Brandy (750ml)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Top 50 Spirits of 2011* From a small family-run distillery, this blend of 'older' California brandies has a vibrant golden-orange color and a sweet apples-and-honey note. On the palate, creamy citrus flavors finish big and rich, with caramel, ginger and cinnamon notes, and a soft texture. Pair with a fruit dessert, like apple pie with vanilla ice cream. Come to think of it, this brandy would be dynamite simply poured over ice cream, too. (KN)" (12/2011) K&L Notes: Brand new from the local legend of Osocalis (based in the Santa Cruz Mountains)! Their hugely anticipat... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $109.99 Add To Cart
WE 93

2014 Trail Marker Wine Co. "Saveria Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

92 points Vinous: "The 2014 Pinot Noir Saveria Vineyard is a big step up from the 2013. Intensely floral and savory notes open up first, followed by generous dark red cherry, plum and spice flavors. The combination of the vintage and a bit more of a hands-off approach in the cellar has resulted in a deep, highly expressive Pinot Noir endowed with real class and personality. The inclusion of 50% whole clusters adds to the wine's aromatic and palate presence. The 2014 was not fined or filtered. Readers should expect a slightly cloudy wine. (AG)" (2/2016)  


Inventory: Hollywood

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VN 92




2007 Windy Oaks Estate "Limited Release Wild Yeast - Schultze Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light, bright red. Mineral-driven red berry and cherry scents are complicated by rose and spicecake. Energetic red fruit flavors are braced by tangy minerality and pick up sexy cinnamon and allspice notes with air. Brisk, juicy and pure, with very good finishing snap and clarity. Focused, nicely balanced pinot. (JR)" (11/2009)  


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ST 91



2001 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This ageable wine is young and tannic now, with an astringent finish. Cherry and blackberry stuffing is down there for the long haul. Best after 2010 and beyond." (6/2005) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "($35; includes some merlot and cabernet franc, whereas this winery's Old Vine Reserve is all cabernet sauvignon) Saturated ruby-red. Cassis, bitter chocolate, tobacco, earth, cinnamon and eucalyptus on the nose, lifted by a note of dried rose. Juicy and tightly wound, with sappy flavors of cassis, tobacco, chocolate and roast coffee. As young as this is, it already shows a roundness of t ...Read More » 


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Price: $89.99 Add To Cart
WE 90

2007 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this bottle of 2007 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (97JS, 94ST, 94W&S, 92RP, 92WS). James Suckling: "Blueberries, currants and flowers. The nose just pops out. Intense. Full body, with a round and velvety tannin structure and lots of currants, ripe strawberries. Very intense every. Black pepper at the finish. Muscular yet toned. Very structured yet balanced. This needs a minimum of four to five years of aging. Paul Draper says that perhaps this is as great as the legendary 1991. Made for aging." (05/2012) 

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2007 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Oct 29 2017 1:30PM PT


2009 Kathryn Kennedy "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Wine Spectator: "Exhibits a firm core of cedar, currant, spice and licorice, offering a classy, Bordeaux-like expression of structure, grace and refinement. Clean on the finish." (11/2013) K&L Notes: This is the flagship wine from the Kathryn Kennedy seven acre estate vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where the combination of soil type, aspect, and modern organic viticultural techniques results in a profound and ageworthy expression of terroir-driven, Bordeaux-styled California Cabernet vintage after vintage. The vineyard was planted in 1973. 


Inventory: Redwood City

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WS 91

2008-2010 Ridge "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical
Bid on this 3-bottle 2008-2010 Ridge "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2008 Ridge "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (97RP, 95JS, 95ST, 95W&S), 1-bottle of 2009 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (98RP, 96ST, 95CG, 95WE, 95WS, 93W&S), and 1-bottle of 2010 Ridge "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (97JS, 97VN, 96ST, 96W&S). Of the 2009 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: " ... The 2009 is an especially huge, intense Monte Bello, yet a sexy, silky core of fruit lies within its imposing frame. Everything comes together in this glorious, radiant wine. Last year the 2009 had some pretty stiff competition from the 2010, but today it is simply firing on all cylinders. Eric Baugher describes 2009 as a year with cold weather early on, followed by heat in early June and July. The fruit was brought in on 

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2008 Ridge "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2009 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2010 Ridge "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Oct 30 2017 4:30PM PT


2003 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
2003 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the smallest crops to be included in the Ridge Monte Bello, only 32% of the production made it into the 2003, which is largely Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. Out of barrel as well as post-bottling I liked this wine a lot, and it has changed very little from when I last tasted it in February, 2010. It boasts an inky/blue/purple color along with sweet black currant, blueberry, graphite, licorice and toasty vanillin aromas. The tannins are still noticeable in this full-bodied 2003, but seem reasonably well-integrated. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1987 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1987 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (90RP). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1987 Monte Bello is exceptionally backward, even by Ridge's standards, and I would not dare contemplate drinking a bottle prior to 1997-1998. However, this is one of those profound mountain Cabernets that should last for 20-25 years. There is not much of it available as quantities produced from the Monte Bello Vineyard in 1987 were tiny. However, should you have the requisite patience to wait for up to a decade for this wine to shed its considerable tannic clout, then move quickly, as this will be one of the rarest of the Ridge Monte Bellos. Dark black/ruby, with a rich, ripe yet reticent bouquet of minerals, blackcurrants, and toasted oak, this wine is exceptionally concentrated, full-bodied, and extremely firm and closed. With airing, some blossoming flavors of licorice, blackcurrants, and vanillin emerge. The finish is long, but forbiddin 

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1987 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 2)


End Date: Oct 25 2017 6:30PM PT

Current Bid: $320.00
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RP 90

2006 Windy Oaks "Diane's Block, Klein Family Mountain Vineyard," Santa Cruz Mountains, Pinot Noir Back In Stock!
2006 Windy Oaks "Diane's Block, Klein Family Mountain Vineyard," Santa Cruz Mountains, Pinot Noir

Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Initially, the oak treatment is relatively strong and even affects the mouth feel. I let this air for 6 hours and came back to it to find that the wood was better integrated though hardly invisible, revealing a pretty nose of high-toned raspberry and red cherry fruit trimmed in noticeable but not intrusive wood and merges into round and naturally sweet flavors that also possess improved balance and precision after aeration, all wrapped in a slightly warm finish. Drink: 2012+" (10/2009) K&L Notes: Windy Oaks' award-winning Diane's Block Pinot Noir comes from a small, ... Read More » 


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2013 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2013 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (100JS, 98VN, 97RP). James Suckling: "Amazing aromas of flowers, blackberry, black currant and spices. Purple fruits. Full body, very dense and rich. Yet it has the Monte Bello agile energy and verve. Tannic and so fresh. The Monte Bello magic is here. Great to taste but it needs five or six years to come together. Be patient. Try in 2023. An ageless wine for forever." (07/2017) 

This lot contains the following items:
2013 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 3)


End Date: Oct 28 2017 5:30PM PT

Current Bid: $405.00
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JS 100 VN 98 RP 97

2011 Rhys "Family Farm Vineyard" San Mateo County Pinot Noir

93 points John Gilman: "The 2011 Family Farm bottling has come in a tad less ripe than the Home Vineyard (12.8 percent alcohol versus 13-2 percent- both very, very civilized octane numbers in my book!) and as a result the wine is even a touch more red fruity and soil-driven in this vintage. The gorgeously complex nose offers up scents of cherries, beetroot, pomegranate, a great, complex base of soil, vinesmoke, a touch of nutskin, fresh herbs and a lovely, discreet framing of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and very transparent, with a fine core of ...Read More » 


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2009 Big Basin Vineyards "Homestead" Santa Cruz/Monterey Red Blend

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Homestead is 46% Grenache, 43% Syrah and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, mostly sourced from estate vineyards. This attractive red wine fleshes out nicely in the glass, with compelling dark fruit, sweet spices and flowers. Floral notes reappear on the finish adding brightness and lift. The Homestead is an attractive, fruit-forward offering best enjoyed over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. Bradley Brown crafts gorgeous artisan wines from his vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey County. The wines are fermented with ambi ...Read More » 


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RP 91 ST 91

2009 Big Basin Vineyards "Lester Family Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Pinot Noir Lester Family Vineyard shows some of the meatier, gamier elements of Pinot Noir. There is plenty of depth in the fruit to balance some of the wine’s wilder tendencies. The round, sweet finish is nicely layered with expressive floral and spiced notes. The Lester Family Vineyard Pinot is a blend of Clones 37, 667, 115, vinified with 15% stems and aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. Bradley Brown crafts gorgeous artisan wines from his vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Count ...Read More » 


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RP 92 ST 92

2002 Kathryn Kennedy Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator: "Intense and vibrant, with a supple core of currant, black cherry and wild berry fruit that's shaded by light cedary, toasty oak and a whiff of anise. The tannins are ripe and fine-grained and it offers a good measure of depth and complexity." (11/2005)  


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2009 Big Basin Vineyards "Alfaro Family Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Pinot Noir Alfaro Family Vineyard shows gorgeous up-front richness, much of which comes from the Dijon clones. Dark cherries, flowers menthol, licorice and violets come together nicely in this juicy, ripe Pinot. The 2009 was fermented with 10% whole clusters and aged for 16 months in French oak, 50% new. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019." (8/2011) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Sexy red fruits and Asian spices on the nose, with deeper notes of cola and mocha adding complexity. Sappy and intensely fruity, with very good depth and clarity to its raspberry and cherry c ...Read More » 


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2000 Kathryn Kennedy Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

From Kathryn Kennedy's fully mature Estate Vineyard. Due to the warm and dry location of these vines, this 2000 Cabernet was harvested prior to the heavy rains that diminished so many other wines from this vintage. You'll know right away that this is not just another fat and short California Cabernet. This one is super refined, elegant and sophisticated, built for decades of drinking pleasure. 


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2008 Rhys "Skyline Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Syrah

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Pure, expansive aromas of blackberry, violet and rose petal, with a hint of black olive. Juicy, penetrating dark berry flavors are strikingly spicy and gain sweetness with air. More open than the Horseshoe Vineyard now, showing excellent finishing clarity and power. (ST)" (6/2010) 92 points John Gilman: "Skyline Vineyard is very high in elevation at more than 2300 feet above sea level, with a very rocky soil that adds great minerality to the wines produced from this site. This is of course still young vines, and to my palate the pinot noir from Skyline is more expressi ...Read More » 


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