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2009 Château Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $90) Top Pick!
2009 Château Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $90)

96 points Wine Spectator: "One of the more endowed 2009s, this is packed with dark smoldering cocoa, mesquite, tobacco and roasted fig notes, all inlaid with pure cassis and plum preserves fruit flavors. Long and authoritative on the finish, with singed vanilla bean and tar notes adding length and dimension. Best from 2015 through 2026." (2/2012) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is reminiscent of their brilliant 1985. It will be one of the rare Beaucastels that is drinkable upon release. Made from this estate’s classic blend, it possesses soft tannins as well as a silky, open ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 E. Guigal "Brune et Blonde" Côte-Rotie

91-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Possessing additional richness, the 2009 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde boasts rocking cassis, scorched earth and chocolate to go with more classic cured meats, mineral and violet-like nuances that emerge with time in the glass. Full-bodied, gorgeously pure, with a core of sweet fruit, it too will totally thrill over the coming decade or more. (JD)" (8/2014) 93 points Wine Spectator: "A rich, fleshy style, offering lots of pastis-soaked plum, blackberry and currant fruit at the core, backed by ganache and singed juniper notes that add texture and length on the finish, with a terrific ir ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Domaine de la Janasse "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is probably one of the strongest “regular” efforts I have ever tasted from Sabon. This dense purple blend of 75 to 80% Grenache and the rest Mourvedre and Syrah, aged in truncated wood cuves and foudres, has a beautiful, sweet nose of black cherry jam intermixed with roasted herbs, black currants, forest floor and a hint of charcoal. The wine has great intensity, full-bodied opulence, and a striking seductiveness that is already irresistible. (RP)" (10/2011) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Powerfully rendered, with a large core of fig sauce, plum preserves an ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Paul Autard "Cuvée Juline" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Wine Spectator: "A beauty, with lush, velvety structure wonderfully embedded in the dense, fleshy core of warm plum, fig compote, hoisin sauce and melted licorice snap notes. The finish is inlaid with spice and Lapsang souchong tea notes, with a flicker of anise as well. Not shy about its toast, but wonderfully integrated from start to finish. Best from 2013 through 2025. (JM)" (10/2011) 93 points Vinous: "Opaque purple. Wild, exotically perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry, cassis, apricot and incense, with a strong jolt of Asian spices. Lush, creamy and palate-coating, offering deep dar ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Also gorgeous, but in a more forward, perfumed style, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is loaded with kirsch, wild strawberry, licorice, Asian spice and wild herb-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, sweetly fruited, voluptuous and textured, it’s hard to resist now, but will age gracefully. (JD)" (8/2014) 93 points Vinous: "Vivid purple. Powerful cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by a sexy floral nuance. Smooth and deep on the palate, offering juicy red and dark berry preserve flavors that become spicier with air. The floral quality carries through on the subtly swe ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Domaine de la Jaufrette Gigondas Top Pick!
2009 Domaine de la Jaufrette Gigondas

A gem from Gigondas, the Jaufrette is 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre from an exciting vintage. It’s held in the winery’s own cellar until it’s ready for release. Blackberries, Maraska cherries, garrigue, cocoa powder and coffee lead to a mouthfilling wine. The more this opens, the more you’re pulled in. (Keith Mabry, K&L Rhone buyer) More on the domaine, from the importer, Paris Wine Company: "The wines of Domaine de la Jaufrette are resolutely old-fashioned, as the domaine has refused to change the winemaking style since the André and Paulet... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Domaine de la Jaufrette Châteauneuf-du-Pape

According to the importer, Paris Wine Company: "The wines of Domaine de la Jaufrette are resolutely old-fashioned, as the domaine has refused to change the winemaking style since the André and Paulette Chastan moved to Orange in the 1950s... Today, the Domaine de la Jaufrette is run by Alain’s son Frederic, who has maintained the same traditional winemaking philosophy. Vinification is a slow process - the fermentation occurs naturally in large concrete tanks, where the wine is allowed to sit for up to a year. It is then aged in a mix of used foudres and ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Wine Spectator: "Sinewy and reserved, with a light dusting of cocoa powder over the tangy damson plum, red licorice and cassis notes. The long, supple finish, with a lovely wafting note of Lapsang souchong tea, is packed with minerality and tight-grained tannins that will need time to fully evolve. One of the more backward 2009s, though this should pick up steam in the cellar. Best from 2013 through 2025." (11/2011) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 is showing better out of bottle than it was last year. Gorgeous kirsch liqueur notes, raspberry jam, forest floor, spice box, new saddle leather and a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Domaine Grand Veneur "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The most limited cuvee (350 cases) is the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 50-100 year old vines located in the northern sector of the appellation). Its opaque purple color is accompanied by a gorgeous perfume of graphite, truffles, damp earth, cassis, kirsch, licorice and spice box. Despite the fact that it sees a lot of new oak, it reveals no evidence of wood. The fruit dominates in this quintessential, classic, full-bodied, powerful, massive as well as surprisingly pure and elegant Cha ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Château de Montfaucon Côtes du Rhône (1.5L)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Cotes du Rhone (80% Grenache and 20% Cinsault) exhibits attractive notes of sweet strawberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with damp earth, herbs and pepper. It should drink well for 5-6 years." (10/2010) Wine Spectator: "Light but persistent, with a good juicy edge to the red currant, floral and red licorice notes that hang through the warm stone-tinged finish. Drink now." (10/2011) K&L Notes: 14% abv. 


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2009 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L)

94 points Wine Spectator: "This is crammed with fruit, spice and structure, as braised fig, plum skin, cassis and anise notes wrestle with roasted apple wood, melted red licorice and tar for now. The embedded grip should carry the finish until this assimilates fully. Best from 2014 through 2024. (JS)" (10/2011) 93 points Vinous: "(65% grenache, 15% each of mourvedre and syrah, and the rest all the other varieties; aged in a combination of foudres and concrete): Bright ruby. Intense red fruit and potpourri aromas show excellent precision and a suave, spicy character. Licorice and lavender nuances add c ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2009 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (94WS, 93ST, 92RP). Wine Spectator: "This is crammed with fruit, spice and structure, as braised fig, plum skin, cassis and anise notes wrestle with roasted apple wood, melted red licorice and tar for now. The embedded grip should carry the finish until this assimilates fully. Best from 2014 through 2024. (JM)" (10/2011) 

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2009 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (qty: 2)


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WS 94 ST 93 RP 92

2009 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Wine Spectator: "This is crammed with fruit, spice and structure, as braised fig, plum skin, cassis and anise notes wrestle with roasted apple wood, melted red licorice and tar for now. The embedded grip should carry the finish until this assimilates fully. Best from 2014 through 2024. (JM)" (10/2011) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Intense red fruit and potpourri aromas show excellent precision and a suave, spicy character. Licorice and lavender nuances add complexity to juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors, with the wine putting on weight in the glass. Finishes taut and youthfully ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Spectator: "Sinewy and reserved, with a light dusting of cocoa powder over the tangy damson plum, red licorice and cassis notes. The long, supple finish, with a lovely wafting note of Lapsang souchong tea, is packed with minerality and tight-grained tannins that will need time to fully evolve. One of the more backward 2009s, though this should pick up steam in the cellar. (JM)" (11/2011) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Considered by Paul-Vincent to be a hypothetical blend of the '05 and the '07, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape was showing its Mourvedre component on this occasion and had lots of kirsch, ...Read More » 


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2009 Patrick Jasmin Côte-Rôtie Back In Stock!
2009 Patrick Jasmin Côte-Rôtie

93 points Wine Spectator: "This has a brambly feel, with bay leaf and chestnut leaf notes studding the core of red currant, damson plum and blackberry fruit. Offers a mix of green and black olive notes, with a flicker of charcoal on the nicely grippy finish. Best from 2014 through 2026." (10/2013) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Sexy, floral-accented aromas of red and dark berry preserves, star anise and black pepper. Broad, palate-staining black raspberry and violet flavors are lifted by zesty minerality and show no excess weight. Finishes bright and nervy, with youthful tannic grip, excellent persi ...Read More » 


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2009 Auguste Clape Cornas

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Almost as good, yet in a completely different style, the 2009 Cornas is about as sexy and voluptuous as Cornas gets! Loaded with kirsch, licorice, dried flowers and smoked meat-like aromas and flavors, this awesome 2009 has thrilling concentration, full-bodied richness and knockout length. It has the fruit to impress today, but needs 3-4 years of bottle age and will have over two decades of longevity. (JD)" (8/2014) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Possesses the delicious ripeness of the vintage, replete with dense layers of braised fig, steeped plum and black currant alongside bitter che ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2009 Pierre Usseglio "Mon Aïeul" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full ruby. Intense black raspberry and mulberry aromas are complicated by suggestions of Asian spices, licorice and musky herbs. Bright and sappy on the palate, with a seamless texture to the spice-accented red and dark berry compote flavors. Notes of lavender and allspice carry through the long, juicy, nicely focused finish. I suspect that this wine will drink well on the young side. (JR)" (1/2012) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dark ruby/plum 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Mon Aieul (in most years a blend of 95 to nearly 100% Grenache, aged 90% in cement tanks and the remainin ...Read More » 


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2009 Château Beaucastel "Vieilles Vignes" Roussanne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc (Pre-Arrival)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes (Roussanne) is a staggering wine of extraordinary complexity and richness. Aromas of rose petals, exotic fruits such as mango and nectarine intermixed with peach marmalade, honeysuckle and crushed pineapple emerge from this full-bodied white along with good acidity and lavish amounts of fruit and glycerin. It offers a nearly out of body wine tasting experience. (RP)" (10/2011) 95 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles* Dense and rich, with creamed yellow apple, sweetened butter, glazed pear and Cavaillon melon notes all woven seamles ...Read More » 


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2009 Roger Sabon "Secret de Sabon" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I was surprised by the softness and silkiness of the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret des Sabon. Largely a field blend estimated to be about 90% Grenache and 10% unidentifiable varieties, it is the most accessible Secret des Sabon made to date. Its opaque purple color is followed by hints of coffee beans, new saddle leather and vanillin (the wine was aged in 1-2 year old 600-liter demi-muids), broad, powerful, concentrated flavors and tannins in the finish. Although it is not currently strutting its stuff as impressively as the Prestige, it should come ...Read More » 


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2009 Château des Tours Vacqueyras (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The sensational 2009 Vacqueyras should age as well as its 2004 counterpart, but it is a headier cuvee with relatively high alcohol (probably 15+%). It exhibits abundant notes of kirsch liqueur, licorice and raspberry in addition to a full-bodied style filled with fruit and character. Aged completely in tank, it comes across like a family member of the great Chateau Rayas. This is the home estate of Emmanuel Reynaud, who has been producing the wines of Rayas since 1997. A relatively large estate of nearly 100 acres, Domaine des Tours fashions some remar ...Read More » 


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RP 93 VN 93

2009 M. Chapoutier "Vin de Paille" Ermitage (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are two wines readers should keep an eye out for, even though they are very limited in availability (just under 300 cases of each). Both are potentially immortal offerings. The 2009 Ermitage Vin de Paille and 2010 Ermitage Vin de Paille are both made from the l’Ermite lieu-dit. Both possess deep gold colors as well as off-the-chart levels of residual sugar, acidity and concentration. These massive, unctuously textured, phenomenally great sweet dessert wines have incredible precision as well as intensity. Available only in half bottles, these connoi ...Read More » 


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2009 Château de Beaucastel "Hommage à Jacques Perrin" Chateauneuf-du-Pape

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Shockingly good, the 2009 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin offers an off-the-charts bouquet of Provençal herbs, truffle and wet-dog-like qualities intermixed with classic blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit. Massive and full-bodied on the palate, with a sheer density and decadence that’s hard to believe, this is a pedal-to-the-metal effort that has the fruit to drink beautifully today, yet the concentration, mid-palate, tannin and balance to age for 3-4 decades. Made from a blend of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah and the rest Counoise and Grenac ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2009 Xavier Vins Châteauneuf-du-Pape

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "vThe outstanding, deep ruby/plum-colored 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape (an unusual blend of 55% Grenache, 35% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah) possesses sweet cassis, black cherry, incense and camphor characteristics. Full-bodied and luscious with low acidity, silky tannin and lots of glycerin, it is already showing well and should continue to evolve for at least a decade. (RP)" (1/2011)  


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RP 91


2009 Domaine de Saint Préfert "Collection Charles Giraud" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Wine Spectator: "This gushes forth, with loads of plum, blackberry and cassis that saturate the palate, while apple wood, tobacco and perfumy incense keep everything fresh and alluring through the very lengthy finish, where a lively peppery hint leaves a mouthwatering feel. Best from 2013 through 2024." (10/2011) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "What I tend to think of as the top cuvee, although it is not that certain when you taste these wines next to each other, is the Chateauneuf du Pape Collection Charles Giraud. The 2009, which is showing better from bottle than it did last year, is a wonderfully com ...Read More » 


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2009 Domaine de la Janasse "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is considered by many observers in Chateauneuf du Pape to be the wine of the vintage, and it can most certainly be counted among the finest. A blend of 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre tipping the scales at 15.5% natural alcohol (which is slightly less than the Chaupin), the wine has an inky black/purple color as well as incredible density and richness, with notes of soy, blackberry, and blueberry liqueur, incense, acacia flowers and licorice. The layered, full-bodied mouthfeel displays no heat, b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2009 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Wine Spectator: "This captures terrific ripeness, intensity and density with stunning mouthfeel, as layer upon layer of fig sauce, braised plum, cassis, cherry eau de vie and pastis glide along together, with notes of spice, ganache and graphite hanging in reserve. The very long finish has cut and precision, despite its weight. Should age effortlessly. Best from 2014 through 2035. (JM)" (6/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Starting with the 2009, it is a beautiful Chateauneuf du Pape that shows surprising elegance and polish in the vintage. Black cherries, licorice, violets and ample underbrush aroma ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse