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2009 Marsac Seguineau, Margaux

90 points Wine Spectator: "Black cherry, plum, graphite and tobacco flavors show good density in this firm, crisp red. Light herbal notes keep it fresh. Grippy, but focused, pure and dense. (TM, Web-2012)" James Suckling: "Sweet strawberries, with citrus undertones follow through to a full body, with delicate tannins and a fresh finish." (2/2012)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $21.99 Add To Cart
WS 90

2009 Senejac, Haut-Médoc

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is a major sleeper of the vintage and the finest Senejac I have tasted. The team from Pontet Canet, who have done such a phenomenal job at that estate, were in charge of making this Senejac, and the result, not surprisingly, is a sensational wine that consumers need to buy by the case. Dense purple, with notes of creme de cassis, incense, licorice and forest floor, this wine is delicious and full-bodied, with sweet tannins, low acidity, copious fruit and exceptional concentration. Everything is in balance, and the wine is capable of lasting 10 or mo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
RP 93

2009 Les Grands Chenes, Médoc

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the cru bourgeois estates in the empire of Bernard Magrez, this may possibly be the best wine Les Grands Chenes has yet made. From old vines (average age 45) in the very northern part of the Medoc, the final blend of 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc hit 14% natural alcohol. The wine displays loads of espresso roast, black chocolate, creme de cassis, forest floor and tobacco leaf in a full-bodied, opulent, and flamboyant style. Dense, rich and deep in fruit, it exhibits the plush, silky tannins that are a signature of ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
RP 90 ST 87 - 90

2009 Marquis de Terme, Margaux

94 points James Suckling: "Bright, full ruby-red. Sexy, syrah-like aromas of blackberry, violet, smoke, game and underbrush. Densely packed and fine-grained, with lovely inner-mouth floral lift to its crushed berry flavors. A very rich and sweet style of Margaux, but the broad, dusty, building tannins call for some cellaring. Boasts excellent length for a wine from this chateau." (7/2012) 93 points Decanter: "Sumptuous cassis and blackberry nose, with a good deal of new oak. Sleek, elegant, poised, with great intensity and purity of fruit. There's spice and vigour on the mid-palate, but it's taut, tight ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Ormes De Pez, St-Estèphe Top Pick!
2009 Ormes De Pez, St-Estèphe

92 points James Suckling: "A big and chewy wine with plum and currant character. Full body, lots of tannins and a big backbone. Needs at least three to four years of age." (7/2014) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "A delicious wine, so fruity. It does have the proper tannins but it is a wine that is already approachable with its sweet fruits-a pleasure to taste. However, for the future, watch those tannins. (RV)" (2/2012) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This is tight and precise, with lots of cut from start to finish, as chiseled graphite and iron notes support the dark currant, mulled fig and crushed blackberry fruit. Long and toasty, but well-inte ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Latour-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan

94 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous nose of warm stones and dark fruits. Full body with a solid core of fruit and chewy tannins, and a long and intense finish. Best ever." (7/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The best ever wine from this estate (even better than their sensational 2005), this full-bodied wine offers notes of blueberry, black currant, asphalt and burning charcoal embers in a deep, layered and multi-dimensional style. It is impressively pure and well-built, with far greater concentration and length than I ever remember this wine having in the past. Forget it for 5 years and drink it over the foll ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Léognan

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Malartic-Lagraviere ‘09 is evolving into one of the finest wines that the estate has ever produced. It has a more introverted bouquet with dark berry fruit, undergrowth and iodine. With rigorous swirling it still refuses to unfurl. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins. It builds nicely towards a lovely black olive and spice tinged finish that exudes finesse. Superb. (NM)" (7/2013) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Almost sweet in its richness, this is a deliciously fruity wine. The structure and tannins are almost buried among a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Chasse-Spleen, Moulis

92 points James Suckling: "Shows pretty plum and spice character, with full body, velvety tannins and a dried lemon and subtle fruit aftertaste. Rich and structured." (2/2012) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Dense tannins over delicious blackberry juicy fruit. A finely structured wine, good freshness and sweet aftertaste. (RV)" (8/2010) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Beautiful blueberry, black raspberry and cassis fruit as well as incense and graphite jump from the glass of this inky ruby/purple-colored wine. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, dense and rich, this is one of the stars of Moulis in 2009. Given its low acidity but abundant ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Haut couture becomes a wine! This dense purple wine has the tell-tale notes of flowers and pencil shavings, and its broad aromatics are intense and totally captivating. Powerful, rich, and full, but less tannic than the 2005 and more opulent, this is a dazzling Branaire to drink between 2017-2035. (RP)" (2/2012) 95 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous aromas of dark berries and wet earth, with hints of graphite. Full body, with juicy, chewy tannins and a long rich, fruity, and succulent finish. Best ever from here. Try in 2019." (2/2012) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Very supple wine, with great ric ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 d'Armailhac, Pauillac

93 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of blackberries, blueberries and bramble berries. Full-bodied, with ripe tannins and wonderful fruit. There is really a gourmand style to it. So delicious. Fruity and velvety. So much flavor. Why wait? But will improve for years." (3/2012) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Deliciously fruity, with chocolate notes and acidity. The wine has dense but soft tannins that merge seamlessly into the black fruits. It is ripe, sweet, densely juicy. (RV)" (2/2012) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The finest d'Armailhac I have tasted to date, the 2009 is largely Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) blended with a big wallop of Mer ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Siran, Margaux (1.5L)

93 points James Suckling: "Blueberries and minerals, with floral undertones follow through to a full body and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Subtle and structured. Try after 2018." (2/2012) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the vertical held at the property, the 2009 Château Siran no longer displays the sur-maturité that was evident just after bottling and seems to have settled down with scents of black plum, spice, blackcurrants and graphite, the latter lending it an almost Brane-Cantenac like veneer. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, nicely focused with that graphite theme continuing. Fr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Siran, Margaux

93 points James Suckling: "Blueberries and minerals, with floral undertones follow through to a full body and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Subtle and structured. Try after 2018." (2/2012) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the vertical held at the property, the 2009 Château Siran no longer displays the sur-maturité that was evident just after bottling and seems to have settled down with scents of black plum, spice, blackcurrants and graphite, the latter lending it an almost Brane-Cantenac like veneer. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, nicely focused with that graphite theme continuing. Fr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Canon, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2009 Canon, St-Emilion

96 points James Suckling: "Aromas of nuts, spices, chocolate powder, then changes to fruits and flowers. Fascinating. Full body, with silky tannins and a wonderful intensity and super polished tannins with a long, long finish. Super refined. Best Canon in years. Try in 2016." (2/2012) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Hugely dense, foursquare wine with great fruit and the purest tannins. Chocolate and coffee predominate at the same time as sweet tannins and acidity. A wine that combines charm with great power. (RV)" (2/2012) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The finest Canon since the 1982, the 2009 (75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc) reveals a dense ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux

94 points James Suckling: "Blueberries, minerals, flowers and sandalwood on the nose. Full body, with chewy tannins and fresh fruit and citrus aftertaste. Beautiful polish to the wine. Best in 2018." (2/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The soft, sexy 2009 exhibits a dense plum/purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of raspberries, black cherries, black currants, smoke and forest floor. Opulent and round with an attractive viscosity as well as outstanding purity, depth and length, it should drink well for two decades. While not one of the longest lived wines of the vintage, it is among the most precociou ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Cap de Faugeres, Côtes de Castillon

91 points James Suckling: "This is pretty, earthy and spicy, with blueberry and blackberry character. Full body, with polished tannins and a lively finish. The dried citrus fruit really comes through here." (3/2012) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 is possibly the best Cap de Faugeres yet made, a sleeper of the vintage, and a realistically priced one at that. A blend of 85% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon that hit 14% natural alcohol, the wine displays loads of charcoal, blackberry, espresso roast and white chocolate. It is full-bodied, unctuously textured, with very sweet tannin ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
JS 91 RP 91

2009 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe

93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers gorgeous aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice, with hints of tobacco and spice. Full-bodied, offering a lovely texture and refinement. Very long and beautiful, with tangy acidity and lively fruit. A rich, yet very balanced, Calon. This is almost all Cabernet Sauvignon instead of the normal blend with 40 percent Merlot. The château is now using 100 percent new wood. Like the changes. (JS, Web-2010)" 95 points James Suckling: "Superb richness on the nose of dark berries, shiitake mushrooms and flowers. Full body with soft, silky tannins and a refined, integrated tann ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Petit Lion Marquis de las Cases, St-Julien

91 points James Suckling: "Blueberries and minerals on the nose, with hints of flowers. Full body, with firm and chewy tannins and a fresh finish. A little linear in structure, but very fine. Second wine of Leoville Las Cases. Try in 2018." (2/2012) 88-91 points Wine Spectator: "*Barrel Tasting* Currants on toasted bread character on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a medium finish. Balanced and attractive. This is the new name for the second wine. (JS, Web-2010)" Jancis Robinson: "Very concentrated and rich – very 2009 on the nose. Tannins already softening but they are there, well hidden. Round ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
JS 91 WS 88 - 91

2009 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "(NOTE - Parker scored this 100 points in 01/2016) One expects the Mission Haut-Brion, Haut-Brion and Pape Clément to hit the highest points in a vintage like this - and they did (Hedonist's Gazette)" Previously he had scored it 95 points in Feb 2012: "A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with a modest 13.5% alcohol, the 2009 reveals considerable structure and tannin along with tell-tale notes of burning embers, scorched earth, graphite, blueberries, blackberries and toasty vanillin, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. This ric ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Rieussec, Sauternes

98 points James Suckling: "Lots of caramel and Seville orange. Apricots, vanilla and sultanas. Intensely sweet on the palate with a deep texture and and good complexity. This Sauternes is wonderfully long and dense with superb purity and precision. Extravagant sweet wine. Drinks amazingly well already now, so why wait?" (5/2013) 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The team at Chateau Rieussec have conjured a stellar wine in 2009. There is a little reduction at first that fortunately blows away, revealing thickly layered scents of honey, Danish pastry and quince that appear to gain vigor with every passing sip. The pal ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Figeac, St-Emilion

98 points James Suckling: "The aromas in this are amazing, with blueberries, blackberries and fresh mushrooms. Black olives. So aromatic. Full-bodied, with super velvety tannins and lovely depth of ripe fruit. Balanced. Wild flavors on the finish of, meat, berries and forest fruits. Hints of decadence. 33% Cabernet Franc, 33% Merlot and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon. Best Figeac ever. Try after 2020." (2/2012) 96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* A ripe year like 2009 is kind to the Cabernet Sauvignon of Château Figeac. The wine is perfumed with new wood and sweet fruits, delicious black currant flavors giv ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2009 Doisy-Daëne "L'Extravagant" Sauternes (375ml) (Previously 200)

98-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are probably around seven casks of the 2009 L’Extravagant de Doisy-Daene, although that may decrease a little after racking. An equal blend of Semillon and Sauvignon, it delivers a record 220gms residual sugar and yet still exudes astounding minerality and precision, with touches of clear honey, frangipane and cold wet stones. The palate is full-bodied with a mellifluous texture, perfect acidity to slice through that rich botrytized fruit, stunning balance, citrus peel, apricot, Clementine, lemon curd and a hint of ginger. With awesome length, leav ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (1.5L)

93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers gorgeous aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice, with hints of tobacco and spice. Full-bodied, offering a lovely texture and refinement. Very long and beautiful, with tangy acidity and lively fruit. A rich, yet very balanced, Calon. This is almost all Cabernet Sauvignon instead of the normal blend with 40 percent Merlot. The château is now using 100 percent new wood. Like the changes. (JL, Web-2010)" 95 points James Suckling: "Superb richness on the nose of dark berries, shiitake mushrooms and flowers. Full body with soft, silky tannins and a refined, integrated tanni ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2009 Magdelaine, St-Emilion (1.5L)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A property that has largely been replanted over the last 25 years, the 2009 is one of the best the firm of Jean-Pierre Moueix has yet released from this estate. Eighty percent of this vineyard sits on the limestone plateau and 20% on the hillsides, and the 2009 displays a classic confiture of black cherries, some crushed rocks and spring flowers in a full-bodied, yet at the same time, ethereal and rather elegant style. The wine has gorgeous fruit purity, a broad, luscious texture, and more density and richness than one normally finds in this somewhat fin ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City Special Order


2009 Figeac, St-Emilion 12-pack in OWC

96 points James Suckling: "The aromas in this are amazing, with blueberries, blackberries and fresh mushrooms. Black olives. So aromatic. Full-bodied, with super velvety tannins and lovely depth of ripe fruit. Balanced. Wild flavors on the finish of, meat, berries and forest fruits. Hints of decadence. 33% Cabernet Franc, 33% Merlot and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon. Best Figeac ever. Try after 2020." (3/2012) 96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*** Cellar Selection *** A ripe year like 2009 is kind to the Cabernet Sauvignon of Château Figeac. The wine is perfumed with new wood and sweet fruits, delicious black currant flavo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (OWC)
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (OWC - 98WE, 96JS, 95WS, 93RP, 93ST) in original wood. Wine Enthusiast: " *Ranked #3 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2012* A major success of the vintage. The wine exhibits extreme richness of the fruit, with all its sweet blackberry flavors. It also has underlying firm structure, density and solid tannins. Bring in the acidity at the end, and this is both impressive and ready for long-term aging. (RV)" (02/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (qty: 6)


End Date: Feb 22 2017 7:30PM PT


2009 Potensac, Médoc

92 points James Suckling: "Blueberry and blackberry, with hints of sliced mushrooms. Full body, with velvety tannins and a soft textured finish. Best Potensac in years. Better in 2015." (2/2012) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Shows smoky new wood and black currant fruit. This is a structured wine, powerful, while preserving just the right balance of acidity. It's dark and dense in character, yet with great freshness." (4/2012) 89-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark purple-tinged ruby. Initially reticent nose opens with air to reveal cabernet franc-driven strawberry, violet, cocoa and mineral aromas. Then broad and chunky in the mouth, with red berr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Special Order


2009 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (OWC)
Bid on this 12-bottle lot of 2009 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (OWC - 98RP, 97JS, 96WE, 96WS, 93ST, 93VN) in original wood. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel, this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000, 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau, the 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as well as high alcohol (nearly 13.5%). A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest largely Merlot with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is an expressive, voluptuously textured effort with unctuosity and powerful, juicy, succulent blackberry and black currant flavors, low acids, a layered, massive mouthfeel, but no sense of heaviness or fatigue. This exquisite Lynch Bages should drink well for 30+ years. (RP)" (02/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (qty: 12)


End Date: Feb 22 2017 7:30PM PT


2009 Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc (OWC)
Bid on this 12-bottle lot of 2009 Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc (OWC - 92JS, (89-91ST), 90RP) in original wood. James Suckling: "Lots of currants, berries and chocolate on the nose and palate. Full and chewy. Solid tannin structure. Better in 2015." (07/2014) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc (qty: 12)


End Date: Feb 23 2017 7:00PM PT

Current Bid: $430.00
Place Bid
JS 92 ST 89 - 91 RP 90

2009 Langoa-Barton, St-Julien

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A deceptively approachable wine. Its gorgeous fruits are right up front, their ripeness powered by a generous, complex texture. There is concentration, but it is surrounded by so much richness. It can almost be drunk now, but should age well. (RV)" (3/2012) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Very dense and still rather reserved, with dark blueberry, blackberry and fig notes rolled together, framed by freshly brewed espresso and Black Forest cake notes. Long and tarry through the finish, with a melted licorice snap note hanging on at the very end. (JM)" (3/2012) 92 points James Suckling: "Blueberry and currant aromas fo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Les Forts de Latour, Pauillac

95 points James Suckling: "The aromas are so floral, with currants and blueberries as well. Succulent. Full and very balanced, with super velvety tannins and a long and lovely finish. Frederic Engerer, president of Latour, uses the word "succulent" to describe it. He’s right. I like the word gorgeous as well. Try in 2018, but hard not to drink." (2/2012) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Mint aromas hint at the wood, but more important is the massive Merlot fruit that is an essential element in the blend. The result is a wine that blends richness and power with an initially severe character. Slowly it opens to revea ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2009 Climens, Barsac (375ml)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Climens is certainly more expressive on the nose compared to the 2010 Climens with potent honeysuckle, fresh pear and orange blossom that gently unfurl from the glass. Compared to the 2009 Rieussec for example, this is powerful but not quite as flamboyant. The palate is just fantastic, so energetic and tensile with layers of minerally, honeyed fruit laced with spice, sea salt, a touch of licorice and quince. It will be a multi-dimensional Climens that has a very long future ahead, a killer Sauternes that is going to give a great deal of pleasure ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Lafon-Rochet, St-Estèphe (OWC)
Bid on this 12-bottle lot of 2009 Lafon-Rochet, St-Estèphe (OWC - 92JS, 92WE, 91ST, 91WS, 90RP) in original wood. Wine Enthusiast: "This is a chateau that is getting better and better. This 2009 is packed with sweet fruit, impressive tannins and a complex dark structure. It is fruity, yet powerful, for good aging. (RV)" (02/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Lafon-Rochet, St-Estèphe (qty: 12)


End Date: Feb 22 2017 7:30PM PT


2009 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes (375ml)
Bid on this 6-half-bottle lot of 2009 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes (375ml) (94RP, 93WS, 91WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Doisy-Daene was spectacular out of barrel, however it has never quite reached those ethereal heights in bottle. Perhaps this rich, generous vintage did not quite suit the crisp, tense style of Denis Dubourdieu’s Barsac? Compared to others in this blind tasting, it comes across as more muted on the nose with scents of beeswax, marmalade and lanolin, though the Sauvignon Blanc is very expressive. The palate is very well-balanced on the entry with crisp acidity cutting through the viscous texture. The finish is rounded in the mouth, offering attractive notes of lemon sherbet and orange essence. Everything is very "contained" at the moment, although the tension suggests that it should age well. I suspect this will need a decade before it really blossoms. Drink 2020-2040. 94+ (NM)" (02/2013) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Doisy-Daëne, Sauternes (375ml) (qty: 6)


End Date: Feb 26 2017 3:00PM PT

Current Bid: $138.11
Place Bid
RP 94 WS 93 WE 91

2009 Giscours, Margaux (1.5L)

95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and flowers. Very beautiful. Full body, with a solid core of fruit and firm tannins. Balanced and refined. This is ultra-refined. Best wine from here since 1970. One of the great values of the vintage." (2/2012) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Ranked #32, Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2012* Dark and structured, this is a firm wine. It has a smoky wood character, powerful tannins over intensely ripe fruit. Acidity and sweetness balance to give a dense wine, powered with richness and destined to age for many years. (RV)" (2/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the Château Gisc ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2009 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (375ml)
Bid on this 6-half-bottle lot of 2009 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (375ml) (100RP, 98JS, 96ST, 96WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An amazing wine in every sense, this classic, full-bodied Pauillac is the quintessential Pontet Canet from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who continues to reduce yields and farms his vineyards biodynamically a rarity in Bordeaux. Black as a moonless night, the 2009 Pontet Canet offers up notes of incense, graphite, smoke, licorice, creme de cassis and blackberries. A wine of irrefutable purity, laser-like precision, colossal weight and richness, and sensational freshness, this is a tour de force in winemaking that is capable of lasting 50 or more years ... (RP)" (02/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (375ml) (qty: 6)


End Date: Feb 26 2017 6:00PM PT


2009 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (6L)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An amazing wine in every sense, this classic, full-bodied Pauillac is the quintessential Pontet Canet from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who continues to reduce yields and farms his vineyards biodynamically a rarity in Bordeaux. Black as a moonless night, the 2009 Pontet Canet offers up notes of incense, graphite, smoke, licorice, creme de cassis and blackberries. A wine of irrefutable purity, laser-like precision, colossal weight and richness, and sensational freshness, this is a tour de force in winemaking that is capable of lasting 50 or more years. The ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2009 Rol Valentin, St-Emilion (3L)
Bid on this 3L-bottle lot of 2009 Rol Valentin, St-Emilion (3L) (93RP, 93WS, 92VN, (90-92WE)). Wine Spectator: "A fleshy, inviting style, with lots of crushed fig and steeped blackberry fruit woven with warmed cocoa and pain d'épices, all backed by a distinctly racy graphite note. Stays fleshy through the finish without being heavy. Best from 2013 through 2028. (JM)" (03/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Rol Valentin, St-Emilion (3L) (qty: 1)


End Date: Feb 25 2017 3:30PM PT


2009 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (375ml)
Bid on this 6-half-bottle lot of 2009 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (375ml) ((93-96WS), 95JS, 94RP, 94ST). Wine Spectator: "Delivers gorgeous aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice, with hints of tobacco and spice. Full-bodied, offering a lovely texture and refinement. Very long and beautiful, with tangy acidity and lively fruit. A rich, yet very balanced, Calon. This is almost all Cabernet Sauvignon instead of the normal blend with 40 percent Merlot. The château is now using 100 percent new wood. Like the changes. (Web-2010)" 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (375ml) (qty: 6)


End Date: Feb 25 2017 6:00PM PT


2009 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (375ml)
Bid on this 6-half-bottle lot of 2009 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (375ml) (97JS, 95RP, 95WE, 93ST, 93WS). James Suckling: "Aromas of blueberries and lemon rind. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and bright fruity finish. Refined and beautiful. Layered wine. Pure fruit. Gravelley. Stoney. So classy and complex. Try in 2020." (02/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (375ml) (qty: 6)


End Date: Feb 26 2017 11:30AM PT


2009 Rol Valentin, St-Emilion (375ml)
Bid on this 6-half-bottle lot of 2009 Rol Valentin, St-Emilion (375ml) (93RP, 93WS, 92VN, (90-92WE)). Wine Spectator: "A fleshy, inviting style, with lots of crushed fig and steeped blackberry fruit woven with warmed cocoa and pain d'épices, all backed by a distinctly racy graphite note. Stays fleshy through the finish without being heavy. Best from 2013 through 2028. (JM)" (03/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Rol Valentin, St-Emilion (375ml) (qty: 6)


End Date: Feb 27 2017 2:00PM PT


2009 Siran, Margaux (3L)

93 points James Suckling: "Blueberries and minerals, with floral undertones follow through to a full body and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Subtle and structured. Try after 2018." (2/2012) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the vertical held at the property, the 2009 Château Siran no longer displays the sur-maturité that was evident just after bottling and seems to have settled down with scents of black plum, spice, blackcurrants and graphite, the latter lending it an almost Brane-Cantenac like veneer. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, nicely focused with that graphite theme continuing. Fr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien 12-pack in OWC

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Haut couture becomes a wine! This dense purple wine has the tell-tale notes of flowers and pencil shavings, and its broad aromatics are intense and totally captivating. Powerful, rich, and full, but less tannic than the 2005 and more opulent, this is a dazzling Branaire to drink between 2017-2035. (RP)" (2/2012) 95 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous aromas of dark berries and wet earth, with hints of graphite. Full body, with juicy, chewy tannins and a long rich, fruity, and succulent finish. Best ever from here. Try in 2019." (3/2012) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*** Cellar Selection *** Very supple wine, with gr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (375ml)
Bid on this 6-half-bottle lot of 2009 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (375ml) (98RP, 97JS, 96WE, 96WS, 93ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel, this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000, 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau, the 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as well as high alcohol (nearly 13.5%). A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest largely Merlot with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is an expressive, voluptuously textured effort with unctuosity and powerful, juicy, succulent blackberry and black currant flavors, low acids, a layered, massive mouthfeel, but no sense of heaviness or fatigue. This exquisite Lynch Bages should drink well for 30+ years. (RP)" (02/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (375ml) (qty: 6)


End Date: Feb 26 2017 5:30PM PT