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2013 Vidal-Fleury Côtes-du-Rhône New! Top Pick!
2013 Vidal-Fleury Côtes-du-Rhône

95 points Decanter: "Enjoys a deep nose with white pepper, graphite notes and bright red fruits. The palate is powerful and intense with black cherry and dark, muscular berry fruit, crisp acid and some neat, grippy, slightly salted tannins. The finish is long with berries and spice." (6/2016) Jancis Robinson: "Tank/cask sample. 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan and other varieties. Four months in foudres and stainless steel. Rich and complete. Nice peppery note. An interesting wine." (10/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Cotes du Rhone is mostly Grenache and Syrah, and has a classic southern Rhone ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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DC 95

2015 Château d'Aqueria Tavel Rose

95 points Decanter: "*Platinum Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards* The bouquet is shapely with red fruits and garrigue herbs. The palate extends well with modest berry fruit, strawberry and red cherry at its heart. There is a mineral clarity and a firm acidity which ensures an intense finish. This is a well made wine with classic terrior and style. (JR)" 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A smokin' effort that readers should check out is the 2015 Tavel Rosé from Chateau d'Aqueria. Made from a mix of Grenache, Clairette, Cinsault, Mourvedre, Syrah, Bourboulenc and Picpoul, it has an elegant, medium-bodied, text ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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DC 95 RP 91

2012 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône

91 points Vinous: "Deep ruby. Spice- and smoke-accented cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied violet and cracked pepper. Spicy, energetic and sharply focused on the palate, offering concentrated bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that open up slowly with air. Distinctly northern Rhône in personality and texture, featuring a peppery, floral-dominated finish, smooth tannins and excellent closing thrust and persistence. The quality of this bottling consistently outpaces its price and appellation, and that's especially true in this vint ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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VN 91 RP 90

2013 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2013 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

91 points Vinous: "Deep red. Fresh, mineral-tinged red and dark berry scents are given depth by suggestions of licorice and cola. Sappy raspberry and boysenberry flavors show very good depth and pick up a suave lavender pastille nuance on the back half. Concentrated yet lively, delivering strong thrust and smooth, even tannins that build steadily through a long, floral-dominated finish. (JR)" (4/2016) Jancis Robinson: "Bright crimson. Firm and substantial with more obvious tannin than most but sufficient (just) fruit too. Not that sweet. Racy, food wine. Cool overall." (10/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing nicely ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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VN 91

2014 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another rock solid vintage for this cuvee, the 2014 Cotes du Rhone Blanc (65% Viognier) offers terrific clarity and purity in its tangerine, citrus and orange blossom, in a clean, crisp, elegant package. It’s a great value to enjoy over the coming 2-3 years. (JD)" (12/2015) 90 points Vinous: "Light, bright yellow. Dried pear, Meyer lemon, white flowers and beeswax on the seductively perfumed nose. Dry and precise, showing impressive mineral lift to the orchard and citrus fruit and honeysuckle flavors. A deeper peach note emerges as the wine opens up and carries through a ver ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2012 Domaine la Colliere "La Fontaine" Rasteau Top Pick!
2012 Domaine la Colliere "La Fontaine" Rasteau

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Even more impressive, the estate's old vine cuvee, the 2012 Rasteau La Fontaine, is consistently one of the top 2-3 wines in the vintage. A blend of mostly tank-aged Grenache, with a splash of Mourvedre (aged in demi-muid), this gorgeous effort tastes like the essence of Rasteau. Black fruits, dried spices, garrigue and mineral-like aromas all flow from the glass and this full-bodied, concentrated and blockbuster-styled Rasteau will benefit from a year or two in the cellar, and evolve gracefully for upward of a decade. Located in Rasteau, Domaine La Coll ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 92 - 94

2013 Moulin de la Gardette "Cuvée Ventabren" Gigondas

91 points Vinous: "Ruby-red. Highly perfumed aromas of cherry, potpourri and smoky minerals are complemented by a suggestion of peppery spices. Shows very good clarity and lift on the palate, offering bitter cherry, boysenberry and lavender pastille flavors that gain sweetness and weight with air. At once rich and lithe, with velvety tannins coming in late and adding grip to the long, floral-tinged finish. (JR)" (4/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The same blend as the 2014, the 2013 Gigondas Ventabren comes from the oldest vines on the estate and is 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault; it was f ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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VN 91 RP 90

2010 E. Guigal Hermitage Top Pick!
2010 E. Guigal Hermitage

94 points Wine Spectator: "This is well-packed, with alder, anise and black tea notes leading the way for a core of juicy blackberry, plum and raspberry fruit flavors. Delivers a steeped feel through the finish, with a long charcoal thread. This is quietly always one of the smartest buys in high-end Northern Rhône reds. Best from 2016 through 2025." (9/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More brooding and backward, the 2010 Hermitage has closed down considerably since I tasted it last year. It offers lots of graphite, crushed rock, leather and smoky dark fruits, full-bodied richness, impressive mid-palate concen ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 E. Guigal Hermitage
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2010 E. Guigal Hermitage (94WS, 92RP, 92VN). Wine Spectator: "This is well-packed, with alder, anise and black tea notes leading the way for a core of juicy blackberry, plum and raspberry fruit flavors. Delivers a steeped feel through the finish, with a long charcoal thread. This is quietly always one of the smartest buys in high-end Northern Rhône reds. Best from 2016 through 2025. " (09/2015) 

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WS 94 RP 92 VN 92

2015 Guillaume Clusel Gamay "Traboules" Coteaux du Lyonnais

90-91 points Vinous: "Lurid ruby. Intense red berry and floral pastille aromas and flavors are complemented by hints of peppery spices and dusty minerals. Shows very good focus and lift, displaying bright finishing cut and very good, red berry-dominated persistence. (JR)" (3/2016) K&L Notes: 100% Gamay wine from Coteaux du Lyonnais, located in between the Rhone Valley to the south, and Beaujolais to the north. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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VN 90 - 91

2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Beaucastel’s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out even better out of bottle than I predicted. An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by a glorious nose of blue and black fruits, truffles, pen ink, licorice, and meat juices as well as glorious levels of acidity and sweet tannin, buttressing the fruit’s fabulous freshness and vibrancy. This full-bodied effort still displays considerable tannin, no doubt because of the relatively high Mourvedre content. It should resolve its tannins in 2-4 years, and last for 25 or more." (10/2009) 96 points Wine Spectator: "**Collectibles** This ext ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2012 Domaine Le Colombier "Cuvée G" Vacqueyras (Previously $30) Top Pick!
2012 Domaine Le Colombier "Cuvée G" Vacqueyras (Previously $30)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the top Vacqueyras out there, the 2012 Vacqueyras G is an even split of Grenache and Syrah that’s aged 12 months in barrel. Tasting more like a Chateauneuf du Pape than a Vacqueyras, it boasts stunning notes of black raspberry, kirsch, licorice, roasted meats and spice-box, all of which have sticking purity, freshness and detail. Full-bodied, voluptuous and also concentrated, this is one sexy 2012 to drink over the coming 7-8 years, if not longer. (JD)" (1/2015)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 93

2014 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I love the traditional 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc and this blend of equal parts Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc and Clairette offers classic notes of citrus blossom, dried herbs, spice and hints of white flowers on the nose. Medium-bodied, pure, elegant, and lively with racy acidity on the finish, it’s beautifully done and will drink nicely for 4-5 years. (JD)" (10/2015)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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RP 90

2010 E. Guigal "Brune et Blonde" Côte-Rôtie Top Pick!
2010 E. Guigal "Brune et Blonde" Côte-Rôtie

94 points Wine Spectator: "Shows energy and range, with mouthwatering, briary tannins carrying the core of blackberry and plum paste notes. Fruitcake, pastis and alder details fill in the background. The sneakily long finish presents heft and cut. (Insider - 08/2014)" 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fully blended and about to be bottled, the 2010 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is more serious, with obvious structure and density. Fabulously perfumed, with violets, black pepper, bacon fat, coffee bean and striking minerality, this medium to full-bodied effort is concentrated, layered and brilliantly focused, with fine t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2013 Cécile Chassagne Gigondas

89-91 points Vinous: "Bright ruby-red. Heady smoke- and spice-accented aromas of dark fruit preserves, mustard seed, white pepper and lavender are enlivened by a mineral nuance. Palate-coating blueberry and cherry compote flavors are lifted by smoky mineral and floral nuances. Expands and deepens on the finish, which is framed by smooth, subtle tannins. This sexy, floral wine should be appealing on the young side but it also looks like it has the depth to age. (JR)" (5/2015) K&L Notes: Named for the family's second-generation winemaker, Cécile Chassagne took over the family vineyard in Gi... Read More » 


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VN 89 - 91

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


2003 Clos du Caillou "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Smoking good in the vintage, with full-bodied richness and sweet tannin, it boasts perfumed notes of garrigue, Asian spice, dried flowers and kirsch liqueur to go with big fruit, no hard edges and a drink-me-now feel. It’s drinking at point for me, and I’d consume bottles over the coming couple of years while it’s showing so well. (JD)" (8/2014) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light red. Fresh, floral nose offers aromas of dried cherry, cranberry, fresh rose and garrigue Warm and lush on the palate, with slightly roasted red berry and plum flavors. Finishes with gentle tannins and linger ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 92 ST 90

2012 Domaine Le Colombier "Vieilles Vignes" Vacqueyras (Previously $25)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Looking at the 2012s, all of which were tasted from barrel, the 2012 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes checks in as a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre that was aged all in concrete tank. Deep, rich and layered, with ample blackberry, blackcurrant, smoke, licorice and tinges of flowers, this full-bodied beauty has loads of potential and is a smoking value. Concentrated, with fine tannin and excellent overall freshness, it should be reasonably approachable on release and have over a decade of longevity. (JD)" (12/2013) 91-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright violet color. Cherry and dark be ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Bosquet des Papes "Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $60)

92-94 points Vinous: "Deep ruby. Exotically perfumed scents of dark berries, dried flowers, incense and peppery spices; there was a lot of stem inclusion here and it shows. Spicy, sweet and penetrating, showing excellent depth to its black raspberry and floral pastille flavors, which spread out nicely on the back half. Pure, focused and seamless in texture, finishing with outstanding thrust and spicy persistence. (JR)" (4/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "92+ points. One of the most structured wines in the vintage, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes gives up ample kirsch, licoric ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2010 Xavier Vins "Cuvée Anonyme" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The powerful, rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme reveals an off-the-chart level of extract, lots of glycerin (nearly 16% natural alcohol) and copious black cherry, blueberry, forest floor, lavender and graphite characteristics. This full-throttle red requires 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades. Xavier Vignon, along with Philippe Cambie, are probably the two most highly renowned oenologists in Chateauneuf du Pape as well as some of the surrounding Cotes du Rhone regions. (RP)" (10/2012)  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 95

2014 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage

90 points Vinous: "Bright violet. Penetrating, spice-tinged scents of fresh blackberry, licorice, smoky minerals and violet. Silky and lively on the palate; flavors of fresh dark berries and spicecake show a suave floral quality. Smooth, forward and appealingly sweet, with a fine dusting of closing tannins and very good, spicy persistence." (3/2016)  


Inventory: San Francisco

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VN 90

2011 Domaine Le Colombier "Cuvée G" Vacqueyras (Previously $30) Top Pick!
2011 Domaine Le Colombier "Cuvée G" Vacqueyras (Previously $30)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Looking at the reds and the only 2011 I was able to taste (I’m not sure if they produced their other two cuvees or not), the 2011 Vacqueyras G (50/50 blend of Grenache and Syrah aged in 1-3-year-old barrels) is a fruit loaded, medium to full-bodied effort that has fresh, lively aromatics (plum, violets, underbrush and spice), juicy acidity and quality tannin. It’s a rock star in the vintage and should drink nicely through 2021. Covering 45 acres in Vacqueyras, Domaine le Colombier produces four cuvees; a classic white; a traditional, concrete tank-aged ...Read More » 


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RP 91 ST 91

2013 M. Chapoutier "Croix de Bois" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Wine Spectator: "Nicely packed for the vintage, with an energetic core of kirsch, damson plum and blood orange coulis flavors, backed by hints of singed cedar and alder that extend through the racy, focused finish. A light echo of shiso leaf at the very end adds freshness. Best from 2017 through 2030. (JM)" (4/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Always sweeter and more flamboyant than the Barbe Rac, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois offers more kirsch, black raspberry and cassis, as well as ample garrigue and spice nuances. Full-bodied, gorgeously pure and layered, it’s about as sexy and volup ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2015 Château de Trinquevedel Tavel Rosé (375ml)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Tavel from Chateau de Trinquevedel is outstanding, with perfumed notes of red currants, black cherries and garrigue all flowing to a medium-bodied, clean, classy, impeccably balanced Rosé that has both freshness and texture. Made from 57% Grenache and the rest Clairette, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvedre and Bourboulenc (both from direct press and saignee), drink it over the coming year. (JD)" (5/2016) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid orange. Potent cherry and red currant scents, along with hints of blood orange and pungent flowers. Sappy and focused, offering bitter cherry and b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 90 ST 90

2014 Domaine Faury "Vieilles Vignes" Saint-Joseph

92-94 points Vinous: "Vivid ruby. Seductively perfumed aromas of dark berry liqueur, spice-cake, olive and candied flowers and an emerging smoky mineral note. Offers deep-pitched blueberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors, along with a peppery spice nuance that builds slowly with air. Weighty, sweet and impressively lively on the minerally finish, showing excellent clarity and fine-grained tannins that come in late. (JR)" (3/2016)  


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VN 92 - 94

2007 Tardieu-Laurent "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Wine Spectator: "This is crammed with a massive core of blueberry compote, braised fig and mulled blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors, all wound up with graphite tannins and backed by a strong, iron-filled spine. This has serious depth and drive, with gorgeous mocha and espresso aromatics flittering throughout. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2010 through 2024. (JM)" (1/2009) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is fashioned from old vine Grenache (90%) and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre, the last two components aged in new oak. The fruit comes from par ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 E. Guigal "Lieu Dit" Saint-Joseph Blanc (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Flamboyantly gorgeous, with toasted macadamia nut and warmed butter notes leading the way for a rich core of papaya, creamed white peach and Cavaillon melon flavors. Verbena and heather details frame the finish, which lets the fruit pump through. A beauty. Drink now through 2022." (8/2016) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 St Joseph Lieu Dit St Joseph Blanc is 100% Marsanne that was raised all in wood, with the normal 100% new oak regime pulled back to just 50%. It’s a rock star white that plays in the top handful of white from the appellation, and would easily stand in a lineup o ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2013 Domaine des Remizières "Cuvée Christophe" Crozes-Hermitage Top Pick!
2013 Domaine des Remizières "Cuvée Christophe" Crozes-Hermitage

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Crozes Hermitage Cuvée Christophe should be in the same ballpark as the 2014 (which shows just how good the 2014 is, as 2014 is a much more difficult vintage for Crozes Hermitage). Possessing a touch of modern sheen in its graphite, black raspberry and crushed violet bouquet, this beauty hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, a tight, focused, yet gorgeously pure texture and good, maybe not great levels of concentration. It’s still a touch backwards and reticent, and my money is on it benefiting from a year or three in the cellar, and drin ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 90

2012 Domaine de la Janasse "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape (70% Grenache and 15% each of Syrah and Mourvedre) is beautiful, with medium to full-bodied richness, lots of sweet black raspberry fruit, graphite, bouquet garni and licorice aromatics, and sweet, building tannin that comes through on the finish. It shows the purity and balance of the vintage, and will dish out loads of pleasure over the coming decade or more.(JD) In case you haven’t been following any of the Wine Advocate reports over the past decade, Domaine de La Janasse, under the leadership of siblings Christophe and I ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Laurence" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles* A solidly grippy, old-school version, with lots of brick dust, roasted chestnut and fresh tobacco leaf notes coating the core of steeped plum, raspberry and black cherry fruit. Offers a broad and woodsy feel through the finish, with singed cedar and juniper details pumping throughout, delivering ample flesh and fruit for balance. This has grip to burn and should cruise in the cellar. (JM)" (2/2016) 93 points Vinous: "Bright ruby-red. A highly perfumed and complex bouquet evokes mineral-accented dried cherries, raspberry liqueur, garrigue and potpourri. Sweet, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 95 VN 93

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


2013 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2013 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92-94 points Vinous: "Inky ruby. Expressive aromas of cherry, black raspberry, licorice and smoky minerals, with a dark chocolate element building slowly. Then tightly wound and focused on the palate, offering intense flavors of dark berries, bitter cherry and candied flowers. Powerful but at the same time quite elegant, finishing with wonderful clarity and length and smooth tannins. (JR)" (4/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape is a beauty and has a rare level of concentration and depth in the vintage. Blueberry, crushed flowers, pepper, and violet aromas and flavors flow nicely ...Read More » 


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VN 92 - 94 RP 93

2012 Domaine de la Janasse "Chaupin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin, which I was able to taste (and drink) from multiple bottles, is a beautiful Grenache that comes from the cooler, northeastern edge of the appellation. Coming almost all from the Chapouin lieu-dit (it gets a small bit from La Janasse), it gives up the classic notes of black berries, spring flowers, violets, and licorice that I always seem to find in this cuvee. Building nicely on the palate, it is medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, has tons of sweet fruit and solid, if not firm, tannin that come out on ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Bernard Levet "La Chavaroche" Côte-Rôtie

95 points Vinous: "Brilliant violet. An explosively perfumed bouquet displays intense black and blue fruit liqueur, incense, olive and floral pastille scents underscored by a smoky mineral quality. Broad, weighty and surprisingly lithe on the palate; sweet, palate-coating blueberry, cherry cola and candied violet flavors show superb concentration and energy thanks to a spine of juicy acidity and repeating minerality. Strikingly vibrant, seamless and persistent on the finish, where the mineral and floral notes emphatically repeat. (JR)" (3/2016) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "While no 2012 was presented, I ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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VN 95 RP 92 - 94

2013 Bernard Levet "Les Journaries" Côte-Rôtie

94 points Vinous: "(aged in all older foudres): Dark purple. Powerful, strongly perfumed blackberry and cherry liqueur scents pick up sexy floral and spicecake nuances and a hint of smokiness with aeration. Rich, seamless and broad on the palate, offering concentrated yet lively black and blue fruit and violet pastille flavors energized by juicy acidity and an intense mineral quality. Finishes smooth, sweet and extremely long, with velvety tannins and a strong echo of peppery spices and smoky minerals. (JR)" (3/2016)  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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VN 94

2013 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Chave's 2013 Hermitage Blanc had just been bottled prior to my visit. Always 80% to 85% Marsanne and the rest Roussanne, from the lieux-dits of Rocoules, Peleat, L'Hermite and Maison Blanche, it's raised primarily in barrels with a small percentage new. Loaded with notions of buttered citrus, white currants, liquid rock, white flowers and hints of honeysuckle, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, beautiful freshness and purity, and a focused, clean, elegant profile that keeps you coming back to the glass. It lacks the sheer wealth of ma ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2006 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the normal tiny yields of this estate (on the order of 22 hectoliters per hectare), the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape from Paul-Vincent has shed its baby fat and now shows a supple, elegant, seamless profile that's hard to resist. Kirsch, licorice, garrigue and sweet spice all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced 2006. It benefits from a short decant, and while showing plenty of maturity, it will evolve gracefully for at least another decade. (JD)" (3/2016) 95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Highly expressive aromas of raspberry, cherry, lavender, smoked ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2013 M. Chapoutier "de l'Orée" Ermitage Blanc (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 M. Chapoutier "de l'Orée" Ermitage Blanc (Pre-Arrival)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Leading off three single-vintage whites from Hermitage, the stunning 2013 Ermitage Cuvee de L’Orée has an off-the-hook bouquet that includes just about everything you could think of when considering Hermitage Blanc. White peach, white flowers, almond paste, quince and wet rock are just some of the nuances, and it packs a serious punch on the palate, with full-bodied richness, a flamboyant, expansive texture and riveting focus and purity. Give it a year or so and drink it over the following 2-3 decades. (JD)" (12/2014) 96 points Wine Spectator: "This has a weighty, honeyed feel, with ...Read More » 


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2010 Domaine Bois de Boursan "Cuvée des Félix" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Absolutely magnificent is the opaque ruby/purple 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Felix. Notes of root beer/beet root interwoven with roasted Provencal herbs, black currants and even blacker fruits such as blackberries are prominent in this full-bodied, concentrated wine, which has fabulous fruit, sumptuous, a deep, multi-layered texture and a sensational finish of close to 40+ seconds. Acidity is present and there is precision and uplift to the big, bold flavors the 2010 Cuvee de Felix possesses. Drink it over the next 15+ years. This has been a reliab ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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RP 95 ST 91

2010 Domaine Galevan "Saint Georges" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape St.-Georges possesses magnificent fruit in addition to a skyscraper-like mouthfeel, majestic richness, a layered texture, phenomenal purity and a classic style displaying plenty of bouquet garni, licorice, seaweed, cassis and kirsch characteristics. This sensational 2010 is soft enough to be drunk now, but will be even better with 2-3 years of cellaring. It should last for two decades. A microscopic estate owned by Coralie Goumarre, Domaine Galevan was established, remarkably, in 1780, but the first estate-bottled wine did no ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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RP 96

2014 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Vinous: "Brilliant ruby-red. Smoke-accented aromas of red and dark berry preserves, star anise and candied flowers convey a subtle hint of garrigue in the background. Sweet, seamless and broad on the palate, offering concentrated black raspberry and rose pastille flavors that turn spicier with air. Rich but vibrant as well, with no excess fat. Supple tannins build steadily on a very long, incisive finish that leaves behind notes of dark berries and candied flowers. (JR)" (4/2016) 89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is a classic blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvè ...Read More » 


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2013 Raymond Usseglio "Cuvée Impériale-Vignes Centenaires" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Given the difficulty with Grenache in 2013, the Grenache-dominated 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Imperiale (Vigne Centenaires) is a head-turner that offers terrific notes of plum, black cherries, mulberries, dried flowers and licorice. (JD)" (10/2015) 91 points Vinous: "Brilliant ruby. Fresh blackberry, cherry cola and potpourri aromas are energized by a peppery nuance. Sweet, broad and seamless in texture, offering juicy, nicely concentrated red and dark berry flavors and a hint of candied lavender. Shows excellent depth, breadth and power on the gently tannic finish, and a hint ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 93 VN 91

2010 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape flirts with perfection. A classic blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah, Vaccarese and Counoise, all aged in large foudres in Clos des Papes's air-conditioned and humidity-controlled wine cellar, the wine boasts a dense purple color along with lots of gorgeously pure black raspberry, black currant and kirsch liqueur notes intermixed with notions of spring flowers, tapenade, licorice and spice box. This dense, full-bodied, powerful Chateauneuf is also remarkably fresh and well-delineated. It even exceeded the ...Read More » 


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2013 M. Chapoutier "Les Varonniers" Crozes-Hermitage Rouge

92-94 points Vinous: "Dark purple. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes vibrant black and blue fruits, incense, potpourri and star anise. Stains the palate with intense blueberry and cherry compote flavors that are given spine and lift by a smoky mineral quality. Densely packed yet lithe, finishing with outstanding thrust and breadth and smooth tannins that build slowly. (JR)" (2/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Crozes Hermitage les Varonniers is brilliant. Coming from the western edge of Hermitage’s Bessards lieu-dit (this is a cool, west-facing parcel of granite soils), its deep ruby/purple c ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Paul Jaboulet Aîné "La Chapelle" Hermitage (Previously $160)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A much more structured, even austere, Hermitage than the La Petite Chapelle release, the 2013 Hermitage la Chapelle came from minuscule yields of ten to 18 hectoliters per hectare and was aged 15-18 months in 20% new French oak. Not harvested until the 12th of October, it offers a sensational bouquet of blackberry and black raspberry fruits, powdered rock, gunpowder and pepper. Medium to full-bodied, with good (though maybe not great) levels of concentration, it has high, yet beautifully polished tannin, integrated acidity, and terrific cut and focus on ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Domaine Paul Autard "Cuvée La Côte Ronde" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee La Cote Ronde is undeniably the best wine Autard has made since the 1998 rendition of this cuvee. This got a big “Wow!” when I smelled it. A stunning nose of black truffles, melted licorice, blackberries, and sweet cherries is followed by a multi-dimensional, multi-layered, full-bodied wine with tremendous power, richness, and a hint of barrique. One could say this is modern, but the Provencal personality jumps from the glass of this meaty, dense wine. (RP)" (10/2007) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby. Deep cherry and blackcurrant aromas, with s ...Read More » 


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2011 Chateau Juvenal "La Terre Petit du Homme" Cotes du Ventoux

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "...The 2011 Cotes du Ventoux La Terre du Petit Homme offers awesome aromas and flavors of roasted herbs, melted licorice, earth and black cherry-styled fruit in a medium to full-bodied, deep, layered and rich profile. Gorgeous all around, with excellent mid-palate depth and sweet tannin, it’s another smoking value from this producer that readers need to check out. One of the up-and-coming producers in the Cotes du Ventoux appellation, Chateau Juvenal is co-owned by Anne-Marie and Bernard Forestier, and Sebastien Alban. Building a new cellar in 2011, and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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RP 91

2013 Auguste Clape Cornas

94-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More powerful, backwards and inky than the Renaissance, the 2013 Cornas exhibits classic notes of cold steel, burning embers, crushed rock and inky purple fruit. Full-bodied, concentrated and with high, yet sweet, tannin, it’s a serious wine that will have two decades of longevity. (JD)" (12/2014) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Dark and brooding, this has a deep well of black currant, fig and bitter plum fruit in reserve, shrouded for now in smoldering charcoal, bay leaf and alder notes. Tapenade and tar details hang in the background. Offers a steel beam of a finish. Tuck this away in ...Read More » 


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2010 M. Chapoutier "Vin de Paille" Ermitage (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Because of a change in French laws, the 2010 Ermitage Vin de Paille will be the last sweet wine made by Chapoutier. Made from 100% Marsanne, this perfect wine exhibits an incredible perfume of truffles, apricot jam and caramelized tangerines. This noble, surgically precise classic can be drunk now or cellared for over 100 years. It is a remarkable wine, and it’s a shame to see this cuvee discontinued. For the technical minded, this wine has 120 grams of residual sugar. (RP)" (12/2012) 99 points Wine Spectator: "Very intense, with a tightly focused beam of apricot eau-de-vie, quince, ...Read More » 


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2013 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

92 points Vinous: "Bright ruby. Assertively perfumed aromas of fresh black and blue fruits, spicecake and garrigue, and suggestions of cola and woodsmoke. Sappy and seamless on the palate, offering deeply concentrated boysenberry, black raspberry and floral pastille flavors that become spicier and more energetic with air. Supple tannins build on the tenacious finish, which shows outstanding clarity and resonating spiciness. (JR)" (4/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Similar in style to the traditional cuvee, yet with a tad more concentration, the outstanding 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (70 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
VN 92 RP 90

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