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2012 L'Avocat Rouge, Graves (Previously $16) Top Pick!
2012 L'Avocat Rouge, Graves (Previously $16)

Ch. L’Avocat is from the small commune of Cerons, which is located just north of Barsac and Sauternes in the southern Graves appellation. I met Nicola Allison at a small conference of Women from Bordeaux and Napa Valley in Napa earlier. She followed my advice by sending her wines to our hotel in April to be tasted and Clyde and I liked them. I followed up by visiting the estate almost 8 weeks later and was shown the gravely, plateau vineyards by her husband Sean who manages the vines. The vineyards were purchased by the Allisons in 2002; the fruit was pr... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Plaisance "Cuvee Alix" Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux Top Pick!
2012 Plaisance "Cuvee Alix" Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Aromas of tobacco leaves, roasted herbs, red and black currants, and assorted berry fruit emerge from this elegant, mid-weight blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. (RP)" (4/2013)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Le Pauillac de Château Latour has a pleasant strictness on the well-defined bouquet with black fruit laced with fine mineralité for a third wine. The palate is medium-bodied with a juicy core of fruit, an almost pastille-like purity, smooth in the mouth with a caressing, quite rounded finish. It might have just put on a little weight since I last tasted it. Drink this now and over the next 7-10 years. Tasted March 2017. (NM)" (5/2017) K&L Notes: A previous Wine Advocate review from Robert Parker: "The generic 2012 Pauillac de Latour (54.5% Merlot and the bal... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Reserve de Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

90 points James Suckling: "Tight and flavorful with blueberries, currants and fresh earth character plus just a hint of minerals. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Drink or hold." (2/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Réserve de Léoville-Barton has a fruit-driven, open, pure raspberry and crushed strawberry scented bouquet that is simple but designed to seduce. "Punter friendly," as they say. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet entry, fleshy in the mouth, soft tannin with a smudged, easy-drinking finish. (NM)" (10/2016) Wine Spectator: "A bright, fl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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2012 Les Fiefs de Lagrange, St. Julien (Previously $30)

Jancis Robinson: "Very dark purple. Quite intense, putty-like aroma. Soft and sweet, for early drinking. Very gently handled. Friendly even without real punch. (JR)" (4/2013) Wine & Spirits: "A bright cabernet, this wine is made from the younger vines at Lagrange. It has some green edges to its tannins, as well as some milk chocolate notes, mellowing the spicy finish of eucalyptus, anise and clove." (10/2016)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2012 Reserve de Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (375ml)

90 points James Suckling: "Tight and flavorful with blueberries, currants and fresh earth character plus just a hint of minerals. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Drink or hold." (2/2015) Wine Spectator: "A bright, floral-edged version, with a violet note weaving around the open-knit cherry and pomegranate flavors. Modest fruit on the finish gives way to an austere savory edge. (JM, Web-2015)" K&L Notes: This is the second wine of famed Second Growth Léoville-Barton. On a par with Pagodes and Reserve de la Comtesse de Lalande, this is classic St Julien in character, and a great value while ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Cambon la Pelouse, Haut-Médoc (Previously $19.00)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Big and powerful, this is a concentrated and complex wine. Blackberry fruit flavors are strongly based on a tannin structure that is lightly sustained by the wood aging. Merlot dominates the blend, giving a sheen to its richness. Drink from 2018." (5/2015) 90 points James Suckling: "Lots of blackcurrant, cherry and strawberry character to this red on the nose, before giving way to a full body, refined tannins, bright acidity and a long finish. Better in 2017." (2/2015) 90 points Vinous: "The 2012 Cambon La Pelouse is absolutely gorgeous. Far from an easygoing 2012, the Cambon La Pelous ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2012 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2012 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion

92 points James Suckling: "A dense and polished red for the vintage with dried strawberry, raspberry and chocolate character. Full body, firm tannins and a pretty finish. Needs two or three years to soften slightly but already impressive." (1/2015) 92 points Vinous: "The 2012 Barde-Haut is dark, fleshy and voluptuous, with notable depth and resonance from the Merlot. Mocha, bittersweet chocolate, plums and spices all add nuance, but above all else, the 2012 is a wine of spherical texture and intensity. Give it a few years to fully unwind. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, aged in 300-lit ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Tour Léognan, Pessac-Léognan

Second wine of Château Carbonnieux, this value Bordeaux is aged five years and ready for dinner tonight. 


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2012 du Glana, St-Julien

90 points James Suckling: "Fine and silky with pretty aromas and flavors of currants and stones. Medium body, dense fruit and fine tannins. Racy finish." (2/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Features a smoldering charcoal edge, with focused plum, cassis and bitter cherry fruit forming the core. Sleek, with iron and loam notes underscoring the finish. Shows solid length and drive, and should age nicely. (JM)" (3/2015)  


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2012 Potensac, Médoc

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Potensac surpassed my expectations from barrel, because as I stated back then, it has developed more flesh to counterbalance those prenatal hard tannins. It has an attractive if unspectacular raspberry, strawberry and tobacco-scented bouquet, quite closed at first, opaque, but opening with several minutes in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe blackberry fruit laced with tobacco and sea salt. I appreciate the finish here. There is satisfying substance, a gentle grip and a classi ...Read More » 


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2012 Nenin, Pomerol (Previously $50)

93 points James Suckling: "Chewy and rich with a walnut, almond and delicate chocolate character as well as the ripe fruit. Full and very rich. Drink now." (10/2016) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*** Cellar Selection *** Big and rich, this is a solid, dark and dense wine. Power and ripe fruit dominate the opulent structure. Produced by the Delon family of Léoville Las Cases in Saint-Julien, it is a wine for aging. Drink from 2020, but the wine will be developing for more years after that. (RV)" (5/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Nenin, which is the same blend as the 2015, appears to ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Clarendelle Rouge, Grand Vin de Bordeaux

James Suckling: "A balanced glass of red with blueberry, blackberry and shaved chocolate character. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Blend of 82% merlot, 16% cabernet sauvignon and 2% cabernet franc. From the family that own Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion. Drink or hold." (2/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is the generic Bordeaux from the Domaine Clarence Dillon. When they first told me about this, I thought it was probably not the best idea in the world, but the quality of the wine speaks for itself. I think they have been right on the money with what they have achieved wit ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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2012 de Chambrun, Lalande-de-Pomerol

90 points James Suckling: "Delicate aromas of fresh strawberries, plums and hints of chocolate. Full body, velvety tannins, good acidity and a long and concentrated finish. Drink in 2017." (2/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As for their basic cuvée, the 2012 Chambrun exhibits nice earthy black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, spice box, smoke and lush medium-bodied flavors. Drink it over the next 5-7 years. (RP)" (4/2015) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Red cherry, smoke and flowers on the nose, along with an autumnal underbrushy nuance. Clean and fresh on entry, then easygoing in the middle, showing moderately intense flavors ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Le Thil, Pessac-Léognan

90-91 points James Suckling: "This shows a lovely core of fruits with chocolate and berry. Full body, with a tender tannin structure. First red vintage from here for new owners who also own Smith-Haut-Lafitte. 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon." (4/2013) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dark ruby/plum/purple 2012 exhibits notes of graphite, cedar wood, roasted herbs and sweet red and black currants. This medium-bodied, elegant yet rich wine should drink well for a decade or more. (RP) This 22-acre property was recently acquired by the owners of Smith Haut Lafitte, Daniel and Florence Cathiard. Sandwiched between ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2012 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Firmly tannic in character, this wine is dry and extracted. There's potential for this powerful, impressive wine to bear the wine's very dry character with the weight of its fruit." (4/2013) 92 points Decanter: "Dense black-red, firm, quite spicy Cabernet Sauvignon, both ripeness and firmness is there, elegance over power and a good future." (10/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dense ruby/purple, with cassis licorice and forest floors notes in the aromatics, Léoville-Barton’s 2012 is a relatively big, rich, masculine style of wine. This full-bodied wine needs 5-8 years of cellaring and shou ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine de L'A, Côtes de Castillon

91 points James Suckling: "A Bordeaux displaying intense aromas and flavors of cooked strawberries and raspberries with floral and mineral notes. Hints of toasted oak. Full body with silky tannins, lovely acidity and an intense, textured finish." (2/2015) 89-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium-deep ruby. Sexy aromas of black fruits, cocoa, cinnamon and violet. Broad and supple but with a light touch to its musky dark berry and plum flavors. Sappy and energetic but at the same time almost creamy on the long finish. A very strong showing for this wine in 2012; it's far above the quality level of many other wines fro ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Bellegrave, Pauillac

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Bellegrave has an intriguing, rather saline/brine scented bouquet with expressive Cabernet Franc. It takes a little time to find its delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, grippy tannins. The Cabernet Franc component forms its conspicuous back bone - a Pomerol that is classic and “cool” in style. Nicely focused and delineated on the finish with well-integrated oak, don’t be surprised to find this blooming in several years. (NM)" (3/2013) James Suckling: "Some raspberry and currant character with citrus undertones. Medium to full body, firm tannin ...Read More » 


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RP 91

2012 Le Petit Cheval, St-Emilion (Previously $190)

94 points Vinous: "The 2012 Petit Cheval is striking for many reasons, not the least of which is a very high percentage of Cabernet Franc that gives the wine much of its aromatic presence and overall depth. Deceptively medium-bodied in structure, the 2012 possesses remarkable balance and harmony. There is little question the 2012 Petit Cheval is better than the Grand Vin at many other properties. Rose petal, lavender, violet and mint notes leave a lasting impression on the finish. (AG)" (1/2016) 92 points James Suckling: "A refined and firm red with dried cherries, spices and coffee beans. Full to med ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2012 Les Terrasses "Saint Christophe," St-Émilion

Vinous: "The 2012 Les Terrasses is the second wine of Tour Saint-Christophe. Drink this soft, supple Saint-Emilion over the next few years, while the fruit retains its juiciness. (AG)" (1/2016)  


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2012 Gazin Rocquencourt, Pessac-Léognan

92 points Vinous: "Black cherry, plum, chalk, smoke, leather and gravel all flesh out in the 2012 Gazin Rocquencourt. Dark and baritonal in its expression, the 2012 is deep, plush and quite expressive. Substantial tannins appear on the finish, suggesting the 2012 needs at least a few years in bottle. Best of all, the 2012 delivers superb quality and personality. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. (AG)" (1/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep, rich, red and black currant fruit, plum, soy and Asian spice are present in this inky/purple wine, which is medium to full-bodied with supple t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Cantenac Brown, Margaux (OWC)
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2012 Cantenac Brown, Margaux (OWC - (92-94WE), 93WS, 92JS, (88-91ST)) in original wood. Wine Enthusiast: "A solid effort, this is a wine with great fruit and firm structure to support it. Ripe and full in the mouth, it’s a firm and complex wine with a delicious juicy aftertaste. (RV)" (04/2013) 

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2012 Cantenac Brown, Margaux (qty: 6)


End Date: Aug 23 2017 6:30PM PT


2012 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac Top Pick!
2012 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. With so much spicy fruit, intensely ripe blackberry flavors and solid tannins, all the elements of excellence are here, and powered by a firm structure. This wine has weight and a fine Cabernet concentration. (RV)" (4/2013) 93 points James Suckling: "This is very muscular with blackcurrant, blueberry and mineral character. Full and tight now but this shows a serious backbone of tannins and length. Try in 2018." (2/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Well-built, with a charcoal frame that melds nicely with steeped currant, blackberry paste and dark plum fruit flavors. The long finish is riveted to a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 d'Issan, Margaux

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Château d’Issan, builds on the richness of the second wine and adds more body, structure and density. It has an inky purple color and a stunning nose of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as touches of incense and graphite. Medium to full-bodied and stunningly concentrated, this 2012 is a great success in the vintage, one of the superstars. Moreover, its precociousness suggests it could be drunk in the next 4-5 years or cellared through 2025. I underrated this wine dramatically in my report of April, 2013 (Issue 206). (RP) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2012 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac Top Pick!
2012 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

94 points James Suckling: "A pretty core of ripe-berry, currant and mineral character to this red with a full body, silky tannins and a fresh finish to add. Creamy texture. Better in 2017." (2/2015) 94 points Vinous: "The 2012 Pichon-Longueville Baron is wonderfully aromatic and textured in the glass. Scents of smoke, pipe tobacco and cedar meld into a core of intense dark fruit. Pliant and supple, but with considerable underlying structure, the 2012 is likely to drink well for the next two to three decades, perhaps longer, but it is also going to need at least a few years in bottle for the tannins to ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 De Pez, St-Estèphe

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Fruity and spicy, this is a fine, attractively fruity wine. While it doesn't have great weight, it has a core of dry tannins and a dark structure that suggests good aging for the future. (RV)" (4/2013) 90 points James Suckling: "Blackberry, blueberry and freshly sliced mushroom aromas follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Better in 2017." (2/2015) 90 points Vinous: "The 2012 de Pez opens with distinctly savory, ferrous notes. Rose petal, scorched earth, cedar and tobacco are all super-expressive in the glass. Firm tannins give the wine much of its energy and over ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2012 Marquis de Terme, Margaux

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "One of the wines that showed great promise in 2012, this is deliciously rich, with all the elegance of Margaux and that extra firm tannic background. Blackberry and juicy red fruits balance well with the structure. Drink from 2019. (RV)" (9/2015) 90-91 points James Suckling: "Very pretty fruit here with blueberries and wet earth. Full body, with velvety tannins and a delicious finish. Pretty acidity too." (4/2013) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Well-focused, with an alder frame harnessing the core of crushed plum, currant preserves and raspberry coulis. Hints of bay leaf and tobacco line the fleshy finish. Best from 2 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2012 Phélan-Ségur, St-Estèphe

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "As is often the case with Phélan Ségur, there is an excess of wood in this wine. Sometimes it works, as here, because the big, bold fruits are powerful enough to match the toastiness. That suggests a future as a ripe, black-fruited and structured wine with room for juicy acidity. Drink from 2019. (RV)" (5/2015) 91 points James Suckling: "Lots of violet, sandalwood, currant and tar character. Subtle and pretty. Full body, fine tannins and a balanced and fresh finish. Pretty wine. Hard not to drink now. Better in 2018." (2/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a dark, dense feel, with layers of fig, blackberry, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2012 Lynch-Moussas, Pauillac (1.5L) (Previously $120)

91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. There's a dry character to this wine. It's concentrated in tannins with a bitterness that leads to a new-wood and spice character. The fruit is still in the background here. (RV)" (4/2013) 90 points James Suckling: "A red with blueberry, spice and toasted-oak character. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fruity, decadent finish. 79% cabernet sauvignon and 21% merlot. Better in 2018." (2/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another relatively obscure Pauillac, although a classified growth in the 1855 classification, Lynch-Moussas has long been owned by the Castéja family. With soft, juicy tannins ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2012 Fleur Cardinale, St-Émilion Top Pick!
2012 Fleur Cardinale, St-Émilion

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The flagship wine from the Decoster family, this blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon has been a hugely successful wine since they acquired this 58-acre estate and revolutionized the level of quality. This is consistently one of the best St.-Emilions and over-achieving for its classification. The 2012 has pure, striking aromatics of blueberry, black raspberry, minerals and flowers. Medium to full-bodied, ripe and multi-dimensional, with a beautiful texture, this is stunning wine that completely dominates its classification a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol (1.5L)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, it transcends the vintage boasting a black/purple color along with sweet black raspberry and blueberry fruit notes intermixed with spring flowers, incense, new oak and lavender. Rich and intensely concentrated, this beauty should drink well for a decade or more. (RP)" (4/2013) 91 points James Suckling: "A very polished red with plum, wet earth, blackberry and spice character. Full body, soft, chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Drink in 2017." (2/2015) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining inky purple. Strong, sexy oak notes complement cass ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco



2012 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Full of ripe Cabernet tannins, this is a structured wine that's chunky in character. It elegantly balances fruit and structure, resulting in a wine that's sure to be impressive." (4/2013) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Light, racy and pure, with red currant and cherry pit notes driving a solid hint of rooibos tea on the finish. The finely beaded acidity keeps this going. Not big, but persistent and showing considerable finesse." (4/2013) 88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(68% cabernet sauvignon, 24% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc): Dark ruby. Very rich aromas of red cherry, cassis, cocoa, violet and miner ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2012 La Gaffelière, St-Emilion (Previously $60.00)

92 points James Suckling: "Crazy nose of red licorice, dark fruits and walnuts. Full body, chewy tannins and a juicy finish. This is rich and structured. Try in 2017." (2/2015) 92 points Vinous: "The 2012 La Gaffeliere comes across as quite compact today, although the underlying material appears promising. The 20% Cabernet Franc is evident, especially in the wines tannic profile. Hints of iron, smoke and leather open up with time in the glass, but the 2012 is going to need at least a few more years in bottle. Still, there is plenty to look forward to. Beginning with the 2011 vintage, all the younger C ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco



2012 Le Pape, Pessac-Léognan (Previously $30.00)

90 points James Suckling: "A refined and polished red with oyster shells, light berries and stones. Full-bodied, tight and reserved. A beauty." (2/2015) Vinous: "The 2012 Chateau Le Pape is the first wine made from start to finish by the team of Haut-Bailly, and it shows in the wine's textural richness and depth. Dark red cherries, smoke, cloves and mint flesh out in a racy, voluptuous wine to drink now and over the next decade-plus. (AG)" (1/2016) Wine Enthusiast: "0 Firmly smoky, strong wood-aged texture gives a solid structure. However, the wine has some juicy acidity that allows a fresher side to show throu ...Read More » 


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2012 Lespault-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan

91 points James Suckling: "A solid and silky red with currant, berry and plum character. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Stylish and interesting. Better in 2016." (2/2015) 91 points Vinous: "The 2012 Lespault-Martillac is soft and open-knit, with the fruit pushed forward. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, mint, spice and crushed flowers are all laced together nicely. The 2012 is 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. Much of the wine's juicy personality comes from the high presence of Merlot. Since 2009 Lespault-Martillac has been managed by Oliver Bernard and his team at Domain ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Rauzan-Ségla (54.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 1.5% Petit Verdot) is a classic Rauzan-Ségla, still relatively backward and tannic, but concentrated and extremely promising. Dense blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit along with some licorice, vanilla, foresty notes and spice are all present in this full-bodied yet structured and big, beefy style of Rauzan-Ségla . It may turn out to be somewhat atypical for this château in its size and masculine structure, but this is impressive wine, and one of the great successes of the vintage. Give i ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2012 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. This very ripe, full-bodied wine is powered by sweet blackberries and solid tannins. It is a full, concentrated and complex wine that has a great future. (RV)" (4/2013) 94 points Vinous: "A dark, fleshy wine, the Léoville Poyferré 2012 is round, succulent and deeply expressive. Dark red cherry, plum, mocha, graphite and lavender are fused together in an effortless, silky Saint-Julien built on texture. Striking and totally beautiful, the 2012 will be ready to deliver its charms early. All the elements are in the right place. This is a gorgeous showing from Léov ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2012 Cos Labory, St-Estèphe

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(50% cabernet sauvignon and 50% merlot; 30 h/h): Opaque purple. Smoky notes complicate bright floral and red berry aromas on the enticing nose. Fresh and clean on the palate, with creamy blackcurrant and Oriental spice flavors that are pure and precise. Savory and clean on the long finish, displaying sneaky concentration and a lingering saline nuance. Owner Bernard Audoy told me that some of the latest-ripening cabernet sauvignon plots never reached optimal maturity, and so he pumped up the percentage of merlot in the blend this year. (ID)" (5/2013) Wine Spectator: "A rust ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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2012 Reserve de la Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac

89-92 points Wine Spectator: "A mix of dark plum, blackberry and fig fruit rumbles along here, with a charcoal note cutting a broad swath. Solid, if a bit blunt in the end, as bittersweet cocoa clamps own on the finish. Went for obvious extraction, and now we have to wait and see if this stretches out in time or stays landlocked by the square tannins." (4/2013) 90-91 points James Suckling: "A refined and long wine with beautiful fruit and refined tannins. Very pretty. Extremely well done. Second wine of Pichon Lalande." (4/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fifty percent of the crop made it into the final blend of 2012 Pichon Lalande, which incl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2012 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan(1.5L) (Previously $200)

94 points James Suckling: "Extremely complex with cinnamon, dried fruits and dried flowers. Full body, super-integrated tannins and a silky, polished finish. Very impressive. Better in 2018 but very beautiful already." (2/2015) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* This structured wine with big, bold red fruits offers ripe acidity, a dense texture and considerable concentration. It also has the hallmark freshness of the vintage that balances the strong aging potential. Drink from 2022." (5/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Very floral and elegant with raspberry and blackcurrant fruit mixed with toasty oak/vanillin, followed by a m ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Brown Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

91 points Wine Spectator: "Nicely packed, with energetic flavors of blackberry cobbler, blueberry paste and boysenberry coulis, carried by a brambly structure and pushed by anise and ganache accents on the finish. Shows solid grip and should do well with cellaring. This has added some weight since the barrel tasting. Best from 2017 through 2022. (JM)" (3/2015) 90 points Vinous: "A big, broad-shouldered wine, the 2012 Brown hits the palate with serious intensity and slightly rough contours that are going to need time to settle down. The high presence of Merlot (70%) and pushed, ripe style add to the wi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien 12-pack in OWC

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Firmly tannic in character, this wine is dry and extracted. There's potential for this powerful, impressive wine to bear the wine's very dry character with the weight of its fruit." (4/2013) 92 points Decanter: "Dense black-red, firm, quite spicy Cabernet Sauvignon, both ripeness and firmness is there, elegance over power and a good future." (10/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dense ruby/purple, with cassis licorice and forest floors notes in the aromatics, Léoville-Barton’s 2012 is a relatively big, rich, masculine style of wine. This full-bodied wine needs 5-8 years of cellaring and shou ...Read More » 


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2012 Marsau, Côtes de Bordeaux

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* This special selection, tight-cropped from 30 acres of 100% Merlot, is ripe and rich. This is a smoky and fruity wine, in barrel for 14 months. It has ripe black fruits and rich, dense structure. Spice and toast balance the fruit, giving an impressive sense of generosity. Drink from 2017. (RV)" (12/2014) 90 points James Suckling: "A wine displaying raspberries, violets, cacao and creamy notes. This is a full-bodied red with round tannins, crisp acidity and a long, fresh finish." (2/2015) Jancis Robinson: "(Made by the wife of Matthieu Chardonnier and presented personally to me by the ...Read More » 


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WE 92 JS 90

2012 Les Brulières de Beychevelle, Haut-Medoc

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine comes from vineyards owned by Saint-Julien Château Beychevelle that lie just outside the appellation. It’s a sophisticated wine that has great balance between the ripe black fruits and fresh acidity. Keenly structured, it has a dark texture and layers of attractive fruit and acidity. (RV)" (5/2015) Jancis Robinson: "Deep crimson. Leafy cassis aroma. Dry but extremely creamy in texture, like a creamy coffee but with black fruits through the middle. A bit short but offering gentle pleasure. (JH)" (10/2015)  


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WE 90

2012 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc

92 points James Suckling: "This red shows some cassis, blueberries and floral notes on the nose. Some tar, too. Medium to full body, juicy tannins and a fruity finish. Enticing wine. Drink now or hold." (2/2015) 87-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red ruby with purple tinges. Sexy, floral aromas of raspberry, pepper, licorice and spices are vibrant and precise. Juicy, intense and very smooth, with wonderful energy and precision to the flavors of blackberry, licorice and spices. Very nicely balanced, persistent wine with fine tannins and very good grip--and no green or harsh edges. This excellent wine gets m ...Read More » 


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JS 92 ST 87 - 90

2012 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. The wine is very dry, layered tannins giving a major sense of structure. It will always have this dry, dense character, very firm, solid and powerful. (RV)" (4/2013) 92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blackcurrants, blueberries and lemons follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a fresh, clean finish. A little tight now but excellent. Precision to this. Back ended. Better in 2018." (2/2015) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This has a very solid core of dark plum, crushed black currant and blackberry fruit, with lightly firm flesh and good drive through the finish, where alder and iron notes fi ...Read More » 


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