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2010 Altesino "Montosoli" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Altesino "Montosoli" Brunello di Montalcino

98 points Wine Spectator: "*#18 on Top 100 of 2015, Collectible* A stunning red, featuring peony, strawberry, cherry and mineral flavors, accented by notes of wild herbs. Intense and deep, with great purity and elegance, a firmly wrought structure and a long finish. The harmony between fruit, tannins and acidity should allow this to age beautifully. Best from 2019 through 2036." (4/2015) 97 points James Suckling: "Beautiful aromas of dark fruits and minerals. Full-bodied, succulent and chewy. It's tight and stony. Lots of black olives and wet earth under the fruit. Bright and linear wine with beautiful layers ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2001 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

98 points James Suckling: "Wow! This is amazing, a very sexy decadence to this. I am having a hard time believing it is wine. Tons of richness and excitement in this. Wow, again!" (1/2011) 98 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles* Black hued, with intense aromas of crushed berries and licorice with hints of oak. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Superb. One of the best Brunellos I have had in a long time." (4/2006) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Brunello di Montalcino was one of the most talked about wines of Montalcino when it was first released a few years ago. The black color the wine had ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

99 points James Suckling: "Absolutely stunning aromas of nectarine, orange peel, sweet black cherry, plums and flowers. Licorice and mushroom It's full body, with layers of ultra-fine tannins and hints of tangy acidity. Such beautiful length and beauty to this wine. It's powerful and structured yet shows a gorgeous finesse and length. Truly wondrous. So long and refined. The texture is phenomenal." (12/2014) 96 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectible* Effusive aromas of incense, green olive, sweet strawberry and cherry, licorice and leather mark this structured version. The tannins are on the beefy side, but thi ...Read More » 


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2012 San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri Top Pick!
2012 San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri

99 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* One of Italy’s most iconic bottlings, the 2012 Sassicaia is drop-dead gorgeous. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, it boasts sensations of blue flowers, cedar, juicy red currants, ripe raspberries, white pepper and a balsamic note. Structured, radiant and loaded with finesse, it delivers everything you’d expect from a world-class wine and more. Drink 2018–2032." (8/2015) 95 points James Suckling: "Lots of lavender, minerals and black currants on the nose. Turns to black berries. Full body, ultra-refined tannins and an exquisite finish. This ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


1997 Pieve Santa Restituta (Gaja) "Rennina" Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Vinous: "Opaque garnet with violet and ruby tones. Explosive nose of clove, nutmeg and mocha, laced with violet scents. Sweet entry of cassis, vanilla bean and espresso leads to a creamy middle palate, with the wine considerable weight and extract nicely leavened by a delightful sense of delineation and freshness. Sweet berry and sottobosco scents accompany mouthcoating tannins on the persistent finish. An impeccably balanced wine, from Angelo Gaja Montalcino property. (EB)" (7/2002) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Wonderful aromas of ripe fruit, cinnamon and Indian spices. Full-bodied, with very ...Read More » 


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2009 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2009 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino (92JS, 92VN, 91W&S, 90RP, 90ST, 90WE). James Suckling: "A beautiful red with dried-berry, light meat and leaf character. Full body with integrated tannins and a fresh finish. This estate always makes outstanding wines." (10/2014) 

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2009 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino (qty: 6)


End Date: Jul 31 2016 11:00AM PT


2012 Duemani "Duemani" Toscana Top Pick!
2012 Duemani "Duemani" Toscana

99 points James Suckling: "The clarity and beauty to this wine are breathtaking. The aromas of peaches, orange peel, blueberries and blackberries are truly amazing. Full body, phenomenal depth of fruit and silky tannins. There is polish and finesse, yet the strength is monumental. Better in 2018 but why wait? Demeter certified as biodynamic." (8/2015) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The lovely 2012 Duemani is a wine that will show its potential further down the road. This warm vintage expression is muscular and compact at this initial stage in its evolution. It needs more years of bottle aging to unwind and soften ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

97 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* There are plenty of bass notes here, augmented by plum, licorice, spice and chocolate hints, along with cherry and floral flavors. The solid structure suggests this will age at a glacial pace, though the long aftertaste indicates a lot of future pleasure. Shows excellent balance and harmony overall. Best from 2019 through 2036." (6/2016) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing a dark garnet color and thick consistency, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a very beautiful expression of Sangiovese executed in a generous and opulent style. The wine reveals deep l ...Read More » 


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1997 Castello Banfi "Poggio all'Oro" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

96 points Wine Spectator: "Dark ruby red. Aromas of blackberry, dried flowers and cherry. Very intense and concentrated nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long flavorful finish. Lots of light vanilla and crushed dark fruits on the finish. Solid now, but better with age. (Web-2007)" 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Rock solid and compact. This wine is true-blue Brunello, meant to be cellared for 10 or more years. Flavors of plum, cherry and currant are pure, and there’s far more fruit here than wood. But the tannins are like nails and they get harder and harder with each sip. Yes, it’s a top-flight Brunel ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Vinous: "Freshly cut flowers, mint, raspberry and red stone fruits all lift from the glass in the Maria-Theresa Mascarello's 2012 Barolo. Silky, open-knit and gracious, the 2012 is surprisingly delicious today. This is a decidedly mid-weight, approachable Barolo that is already quite open and delicious. Best of all, the 2012 won't need years to come together. Mascarello fans should buy the 2012 to drink over the near and medium-term, while some of the more structured vintages age in the cellar. A model of grace and finesse, the 2012 is striking in its beauty, eve ...Read More » 


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2003 Tenuta San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri

96 points Wine & Spirits: "Great terroirs often prove themselves in the most extreme vintages, as Sassicaia has done in the violent heat of 2003. The vineyard produced a supple, subtle and elegant wine. To describe the fruit character one might resort to analogies with black currant and smoky black tea, but it's more a textural experience for now, a mass of pleasure, hard to grasp. Its oak treatment delivers the kind of heady richness found in young Latour; its soil character provides a completely different context, though no less grand. Probably best starting at ten to fifteen ye ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2001 Altesino "Montosoli" Brunello di Montalcino

96 points Wine Spectator: "***Collectibles*** Very beautiful aromas of flowers, ripe fruit and crushed blackberries. Full-bodied yet refined. Layers of tannins. Balanced. Montosoli is a great Brunello vineyard. Best after 2008. (JS)" (7/2006)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 96

2010 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

98 points Vinous: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is fabulous. Dark cherry, lavender, mint, hard candy, and a host of balsamic-inflected notes soar from the glass as this towering, structured Rivera shows off its personality. This is one of the more tannic, backward Riserva of the vintage. As such, demands patience. Just as extraordinary as it was last year, the Riserva once again shows just how magical this vintage was for Andrea Costanti. (AG)" (2/2016) 98 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Aromas of ripe black-skinned fruit, new leather, menthol and a whisper of blue flower unfold ...Read More » 


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2010 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L)

95 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of dried rose petal, orange peel, oyster shell and hints of dark fruits. Full body, very fine tannins with a mineral, berry and orange-peel and Tuscan-dust undertone. A structured, salty, savory finish. Better in 2017." (1/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Castello Banfi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the ripest wines I have tasted from this vintage. The bouquet opens to chewy tones of cherry or raspberry preserves with dried prunes and figs at the back. This is no surprise considering the softly sloping, sea-facing vineyards located in the lower part of the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


1999 Antinori "Tignanello" Toscana

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The estate’s 1999 Tignanello is a wine in which the Sangiovese plays a leading role. Classic notes of tobacco, dried cherries, spices, leather and underbrush all emerge from this sweet, layered offering. This richly textured generous Tignanello has put on significant weight in bottle and shows remarkable overall balance. In 1999 Tignanello comes across as more complete than Solaia. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2017. (AG)" (1/2009) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Attractive plum, cherry and berry aromas, with a hint of toasted oak. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a lovely, sweet fruit, ...Read More » 


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RP 94 WS 90

2012 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Masseto" Toscana (Previously $650) Top Pick!
2012 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Masseto" Toscana (Previously $650)

99 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of lavender, rosemary, violets and currants. Full body, a wonderful concentration of fruit yet tense and taunt energy. The new wood is exposed now but will become integrated and polished. Give it three or four years together. The pure Merlot magic is there. The 2011 was a perfect wine, and this is very close indeed. Drink in 2019." (8/2015) 96 points Vinous: "Once again, Masseto shows why it is one of the world's truly great wines. Vibrant and nuanced in the glass, the 2012 possesses magnificent complexity to match its textured, inviting personality. Black c ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Ornellaia "Ornellaia" Bolgheri Superiore

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine will be released in May 2016. The 2013 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is an integrated and seamless blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Alex Heinz tells me that 2013 was a difficult vintage especially towards the early part of the growing season. It balanced out during the summer and allowed for steady ripening of fruit before the harvest. But 2013 was not as hot as 2011 and 2012 overall, and this edition of Ornellaia is beautifully tonic and shapely as a result. The bouquet is very developed in terms of aromas t ...Read More » 


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Price: $179.99 Add To Cart
RP 96 WS 93

2011 Produttori del Barbaresco "Montestefano" Barbaresco Riserva 1.5L (Pre-Arrival)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "he 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano is the biggest of the bunch. This wine delivers a lasting sense of structure and intensity that is especially apparent as this Barbaresco hits the palate. The bouquet exhibits signs of ripe fruit with soft layers of blackberry preserves and cherry liqueur. The wine's tannic structure is solid and firmly stitched together, yet this wine is slightly softer and perhaps sweeter than the Riserva Muncagota, for example. This is yet another wine destined for long bottle-aging. It's always a special year when the venerated ...Read More » 


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RP 94 VN 94

2012 Vietti "Brunate" Barolo

97 points James Suckling: "The aromas of licorice, violets and bramble berries impress. Full body, incredible length and texture. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Give it at least five years to soften." (3/2016) 94 points Vinous: "A dark, powerful wine, the 2012 Barolo Brunate is the most brooding and inward of these wines. With time and a good bit of air, the Brunate becomes a bit more precise and nuanced, yet it remains a bit monolithic next to the other wines in the range. A host of savory herbs, licorice, tobacco and dark fruits meld into the huge, explosive finish. There is no shortage of depth o ...Read More » 


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2006 Tenuta San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri

97 points Vinous: "The 2006 Sassicaia may very well go down as one of the all-time great recent vintages for this Tuscan thoroughbred. The year started off very warm but by August evening temperatures had moderated, leaving the fruit with a stunning combination of ripeness, perfume, acidity and tannin. The wine is simply glorious, that's all there is to it. Layers of dark fruit meld into smoke, leather, violets, menthol, earthiness and tar as this profound wine opens up in the glass. The creamy, silky finish lasts an eternity, as waves of fruit caress the tannins with brea ...Read More » 


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2001 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino

97 points Wine Spectator: "**Top 100 Wines of 2006, #12** Pure fruit here with lots of currant and berry. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and velvety tannins. Long and delicious. Needs time. Best after 2009. (JS)" (4/2006) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pacenti’s mid-weight 2001 Brunello di Montalcino is made in a very similar style to the Rosso. A lively ruby, it opens with a finely nuanced, fresh nose, followed by a delicate core of ripe fruit that bursts onto the palate with exceptional elegance, purity and finesse. Silky, fine tannins frame the finish of this unforgettable, profound Brunello. Anticipated ma ...Read More » 


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2004 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is a huge, dense wine that explodes from the glass with tar, smoke, earthiness black cherries and minerals. The wine possesses dazzling concentration and tons of richness, as waves of fruit coat the palate in stunning style. This big, dramatic Brunello needs time in bottle, but it is nothing short of magnificent today. The balance, and the integration of the French oak in particular, is brilliant. For those who are curious to try a bottle now, the wine should be opened a few hours in advance as the tannins are imposing at ...Read More » 


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2011 Giuseppe Mascarello "Monprivato" Barolo

95 points Wine Spectator: "***Collectibles*** This is expressive, with alluring cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral flavors building to a long, expansive finish. The elegant profile belies the serious structure underneath, which should allow this red to develop over the next 15 to 20 years. Offers fine berry fruit and a minerally aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2033. 1,900 cases made. (BS)" (4/2016) 92 points Vinous: "Mauro Mascarello's 2011 Barolo Monprivato is soft, open-knit and surprisingly ready to go today. Dried cherry, anise, crushed flowers, mint and sweet tobacco all find support in a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 95 VN 92

2004 Fontodi "Flaccianello della Pieve" Toscana

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Flaccianello della Pieve is super elegant, polished and impeccably refined, just as it always has been. At the same time, it is one of the bigger 2004s from Tuscany readers will come across. Dark red berries, flowers, spices and menthol are layered into the finish. Today the aromatics aren’t fully developed, but that should not be an issue in another few years. There is plenty of underlying structure to support many years of fine drinking. The quality of the tannins is particularly fine, especially next to the other great Flaccianellos. (AG) ...Read More » 


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1997 Antinori "Tignanello" Toscana

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "During the recorking ceremony for the 1971 Tignanello, I had the opportunity to taste four editions of the wine spanning the four decades of its production. The 1997 Tignanello was by far the most enjoyable of these wines. It is experiencing a perfect moment in its drinking window. Looking through The Wine Advocate archive, I see the suggestion of brett in a past review. I found absolutely no imperfections in this wine. Instead, the bouquet is generous and opulent with dark berry, spice, licorice and leather. Much of the Tignanello vineyards were replant ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2010 Baricci "Nello" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Cellar Selection: New leather, mature black-skinned fruit, tilled soil and a touch of dark spice are some of the aromas you’ll find on this fantastic, full-bodied red. The big, velvety palate shows power and finesse, offering mouthfuls of juicy wild cherry, black raspberry, licorice, Mediterranean herb and a note of exotic spice framed in firm, ripe tannins. It’s already balanced and delicious, but hold for more complexity. Drink 2020-2035. KO" (5/2016) 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The excellent 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a wine of impressive texture and depth. Specific ...Read More » 


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2008 Tenuta San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Recently implemented winemaker and cellar changes make this one of the best Sassicaias ever. This Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc blend delivers thick concentration and sun-kissed aromas of black fruit, prune, dried bay leaf, black olive and tobacco. The thick, fertile soils that characterize the magical strip of coastal Tuscany at Bolgheri help shape amazing richness and intensity." (2/2012) 96 points James Suckling: "Intense flavors of blackberries and flowers. Sexy and dressed up to go out. Full and velvety. Intense and juicy with velvety tannins and a long f ...Read More » 


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2003 Gaja Langhe "Sperss"

98 points Wine Spectator: "The nose of this wine is so precise, with perfume, rose, blackberry and raspberry aromas, and the full-bodied palate builds and builds and then overflows with ripe fruit and layers of rich, ripe, velvety tannins. This has amazing opulence, yet it's profound and structured. A fabulous wine. The best Sperss ever made. Best after 2013. 1,250 cases made. (JS)" (12/2007) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Gaja’s 2003 Sperss is made from vineyards in Serralunga and offers better balance than the Conteisa. It is plump and juicy, with a generous core of dark fruit, tar and menthol supported by a ma ...Read More » 


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2012 Gaja Barbaresco Top Pick!
2012 Gaja Barbaresco

94 points James Suckling: "So perfumed with black cherry, strawberry and flowers. Tar undertones. Brick, too. Some minerals. Stone fruit. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Barbaresco with clarity and finesse. This has some wine from the top crus of Gaja such as Sori Tildin and Sori San Lorenzo in the blend because they were not bottled. Drink or hold." (10/2015) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* In 2012, Gaja didn’t bottle his single-vineyard crus because they didn’t reach his high quality standards, and many of the grapes from these celebrated vineyards finished in this elegant, firmly s ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Roberto Voerzio "Rocche dell'Annunziata" Barolo (Previously $256)

98 points James Suckling: "This Barolo has an amazing finish that last for minutes. So much white truffle, berry and ripe fruit character. Full and savory with a clean finish. Fabulous." (4/2015) 96 points Vinous: "Usually a floral, lifted wine, the 2011 Barolo Sarmassa is quite intense and dark in this vintage. There is fabulous persistence, depth and pure staying power on the palate. Dark red and black stone fruits, sweet spices and leather unfurl on the glass as this sensual, exquisite Barolo shows off its personality. The 2011 Sarmassa is bold and beautiful to the core. (AG)" (3/2015)  


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JS 98 VN 96

2012 Vietti "Lazzarito" Barolo

96 points Vinous: "The 2012 Barolo Lazzarito impresses for its precision and class, two qualities that aren't easy to find in wines from this Serralunga site. Iron, smoke and white pepper lift from the glass in a vertical, structured Barolo endowed with real pedigree. A rush of pomegranate, red cherry jam, wild flowers and blood orange meld into the huge, bright finish. In 2012, the Lazzarito reconciles power and finesse like few vintages in the past. For the last few years, the Lazzarito has been knocking on the door of the big boys in this lineup, the Rocche and Ravera. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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VN 96 JS 92

2012 Vietti "Ravera" Barolo

96 points James Suckling: "The tar and asphalt comes through here with ripe plum and berry character too. Full body, tight and muscular. Deep and thought-provoking. Give it two or three years to open but already impressive to taste." (3/2016) 96 points Vinous: "The 2012 Barolo Ravera is once again a star. Finely cut and chiseled throughout, the 2012 boasts striking precision and nuance. Rose petal, chalk, white pepper, cranberry and pomegranate burst forward in a brilliant, exceptionally polished Barolo built on pure, sculpted elegance. Over the last few years Vietti has done a tremendous job in tamin ...Read More » 


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JS 96 VN 96

2004 Roberto Voerzio Barbera d'Alba Riserva "Vigneto Pozzo dell'Annunziata" (1.5L)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Barbera d’Alba Riserva Pozzo dell’Annunziata explodes from the glass with layers of vibrant black cherries, plums, violets, smoke, minerals and sweet toasted oak. It is a restrained, cool Barbera Pozzo, yet it offers outstanding purity of expression, with silky, finessed tannins that caress the palate in an extraordinary display of elegance that transcends varietal. Voerzio also opened a bottle of the 2003, which he prefers, for comparison. It may be the more pleasurable wine today, but the 2004 is a notch or two above when it comes to potential ...Read More » 


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RP 95 VN 94

2001 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

97 points Wine Spectator: "Wonderfully perfumed, with rose, blackberry and a hint of wet earth. Full-bodied, with layers of silky tannins and a long, long finish. Structured. Hard not to drink now, but will be even better with a little more bottle age." (4/2007) 94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, dark ruby-red. A v ibrant Brunello with crisp, mineral-tinged aromas of violet, sour red cherry, pipe tobacco and licorice, all lifted by a note of citrussy white pepper. Nicely delineated and sweet on the palate, with strong raspberry and hazelnut notes dominating. This subtle and deceptively concentrated wine finis ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2009 Valdicava "Madonna del Piano" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is an expressive and articulate wine that speaks highly of Sangiovese and the Montalcino territory. The wine offers a pristine narrative of both grape and place with crystalline aromas of cherry, blackberry, spice, leather, smoke and Mediterranean herb. The bouquet peels back one delicious layer at a time. The mouthfeel is similarly successful with deep concentration and complexity. It imparts soft layers of dried fruit and velvety tannins. Endnotes of espresso bean and toasted almond add length a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2013 San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "Fabulous structure for a Sassicaia with powerful, polished, chewy tannins and ripe, subtle fruit. Aromas of blueberry, black currant, rosemary and lavender. Full body, bright acidity and a savory finish. Juicy and lively. Better to drink this beginning in 2020 but so impressive now." (2/2016) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted from barrel, the exciting 2013 Bolgheri Sassicaia is shaping up to be an epic rendition of this celebrated wine. You get a clear sense of the quality of fruit with your first twirl of the glass. Even at this young stage, the wine shows impressive intensity and ...Read More » 


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2011 Montevertine "Le Pergole Torte" Toscana Rosso

97 points Vinous: "A vivid, beautiful wine, the 2011 Pergole Torte is superb. Warm, early-maturing harvests often attenuate the differences between sites, but not here. The old vines weathered the heat better, resulting in a wine that is very much in line with the past, but with more body, amplitude and resonance. Rose petals, bright red stone fruits and mint are some of the many notes that grace the super-expressive finish. The 2011 spent one year in French oak barrels and a second year in cask. (AG)" (9/2014) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Le Pergole Torte is a stunning expression from the hear ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne-Vigna Ferrovia" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne-Vigna Ferrovia" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of dark fruits, mineral, bark and fresh mushroom follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful mouthfeel of velvety tannins. One of the greatest Brunellos ever made by Antinori. Drink or hold." (2/2016) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Plum cake, underbrush, dark berry, menthol and a touch of mocha unfold in the glass. The taut, full-bodied palate offers chewy black cherry, raspberry jam, licorice and sage framed in youthfully assertive, fine-grained tannins. A tobacco note closes the finish. Drink 2022-2032." (5/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Here's a win ...Read More » 


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2001 Antinori "Solaia" Toscana

96 points Vinous: "The 2001 Solaia is similar to the 1999, but with an added level of finesse that takes the place of some of the brute power found in the 1999. The 2001 drinks well better young than the 1999, but it is also likely to mature earlier. (AG)" (12/2013) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep, dark sensations of smoke, tar and scorched earth emerge from the powerful 2001 Solaia. This fresh, vibrant offering is packed with dense ripe fruit. This is an especially rich, heavy style of Solaia that lacks the subtlety and grace of the finest vintages. Still, in 2001 Solaia is a more complete wine than ...Read More » 


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2004 Antinori "Solaia" Toscana

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Solaia is breathtaking, as it so often is. Soaring aromatics lead to a sweet, layered expression of dark fruit. The wine possesses super clarity and precision with a gorgeous inner tension that carries all the way through to the long finish. The tannins remain incredibly finessed and silky. This is a more restrained, elegant style than the full-throttle 2001. 2004 is the first vintage in which the component wines were aged separately, rather than together, as had been the custom in previous vintages." (1/2009) 96 points Wine Enthusiast: "The 2004 Solaia is dense and concentr ...Read More » 


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1985 Antinori Secentenario (1.5L)

Jancis Robinson: "Special magnum bottling to celebrate Antinori’s 600th anniversary. Pale ruby with some evolution. Still has some attractive spine as well as definite farmyard character. Sweet start but still lots of acidity and melded tannins. Long, elegant. Light bodied. Great food wine." (3/2005) K&L Notes: This is an INCREDIBLY rare bottling--created at Antinori to commemorate its 600th anniversary in winemaking. A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from the Tignanello vineyard, it has never been produced again. Actually a multi-vintage wine, this combines... Read More » 


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2005 Antinori Tignanello

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Tignanello is not terribly dissimilar to the 2004 in style, although it is unquestionably a smaller-scaled wine. There is notable clarity and precision in the wine’s red fruit, smoke, minerals, tobacco and spices. The signature Tignanello elegance is there, the only question is whether there is enough sheer density to stand up to the wine’s structural components. Today my impression is that there is not, but I still have high expectations for this vintage considering how wines from far lesser years have developed. (AG)" (1/2009) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Pretty and fresh a ...Read More » 


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RP 92 WS 92

2010 San Filippo "Le Lucere" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

100 points James Suckling: "Amazing young Brunello with superb concentration and depth. Full body, chewy yet polished tannins and mineral, oyster shell and blueberry flavors. Goes on for minutes. Leave it until 2020 to open. A triumph. (JS)" (10/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Le Lucére is a bold and powerful expression that is generous in terms of its aromatic delivery. The wine's appearance is dark and beautifully saturated with bright rays of ruby and garnet within. The bouquet reveals extra portions of dark fruit, plum, spice and tobacco. The oak spice is not fully ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $199.99 Add To Cart
JS 100 RP 92

2011 Roberto Voerzio "La Serra" Barolo (Previously $255)

95 points Vinous: "In 2011, the Barolo Le Serra benefits from its slightly higher elevation and cooler micro-climate, both of which give the wine an added element of freshness that is needed. Dark red stone fruits, flowers, spices and leather are all supported by the characteristic firm La Serra tannins, but the 2011 has a little more mid-palate depth and overall volume that serves to balance some of the angular contours that can be present. A gorgeous and complete wine, the La Serra is also an overachiever in 2011. (AG)" (3/2015) 94 points James Suckling: "A juicy and savory red with berry, tile and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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VN 95 JS 94

2001 Paolo Scavino "Bric del Fiasc" Barolo (1.5L)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Barolo Bric del Fiasc is a gorgeous wine laced with smoke, tar, licorice and menthol. The 2001 remains powerful and authoritative, with more than enough fruit to balance its huge tannins. Today it comes across as almost impenetrably young. There is plenty of upside to cellaring this fabulous Barolo. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. (AG)" (4/2012) 96 points Vinous: "The 2001 Barolo Bric del Fiasc is a gorgeous wine laced with smoke, tar, licorice and menthol. The 2001 remains powerful and authoritative, with more than enough fruit to balance its huge tannins. Today i ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2000 Bruno Giacosa "Asili" Barbaresco Riserva (1.5L - some lightly torn labels)

98 points James Suckling: "The nose alone on this is reason enough to buy this. Rich and decadent with dried meats, dried mushrooms, ripe fruits, all tied together by flowers and a light cigar box character. The palate isn't bad either, loads of dried fruits, full-bodied and rich. Total decadence with a wild character. Makes me smile." (5/2012) 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2000 Barbaresco Riserva Asili is as it always has been; impeccably refined, nuanced and silky from start to finish. I have tasted (or drunk!) this wine at least a dozen times since it was first released. The bouquet shows the faintest sig ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2004 Pio Cesare Barolo
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2004 Pio Cesare Barolo (95JS, 94WS, 93RP, (92-93ST), 90WE). James Suckling: "What a nose, I love this! Decadent and intense with blueberries, meat, truffles, and a foie gras like character. Full and very velvety, super integrated, with a long and caressing finish. A triumph." (05/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2004 Pio Cesare Barolo (qty: 2)


End Date: Jul 27 2016 3:30PM PT


2006 Clerico "Ciabot Mentin Ginestra" Barolo
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2006 Clerico "Ciabot Mentin Ginestra" Barolo (97RP, 96WS, 95ST, 92JS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra bursts onto the palate with gorgeous, well-delineated aromas and flavors. This is an especially chiseled, finely sculpted, yet exotic Barolo endowed with extraordinary complexity and mouth-filling intensity in its ripe dark plums, mint, violets, sweet spices, soy, tar and minerals. In 2006, the Ciabot combines elegance and power to a degree that is exceedingly rare. It is another superb and truly special Barolo from Domenico Clerico. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. (AG)" (02/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2006 Clerico "Ciabot Mentin Ginestra" Barolo (qty: 2)


End Date: Jul 27 2016 1:30PM PT


2011 Poggio Scalette "Il Carbonaione" Alta Valle della Greve
Bid on this 12-bottle lot of 2011 Poggio Scalette "Il Carbonaione" Alta Valle della Greve (94JS, 94VN, 92WS, 91ST). James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of dried orange peel, blueberry and dark chocolate. Full body with firm tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Always a wonderful Sangiovese. Needs at least three years to soften but so beautiful now." (09/2014) 

This lot contains the following items:
2011 Poggio Scalette "Il Carbonaione" Alta Valle della Greve (qty: 12)


End Date: Jul 28 2016 5:00PM PT


2001 Tenuta San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri

94 points Wine Spectator: "Beautiful aromas of summer fruits and hints of cream. Then turns to dried Provençal herbs, such as rosemary. Well-defined Sass. Full-bodied, with sleek, refined tannins and a silky finish. All in finesse. Classy wine. Almost chewy. Reminds me of the excellent 1997, but this is slightly better. Give it time. Best after 2008. (JS)" (10/2004) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red with a pale rim. Still reticent nose hints at redcurrant, pomegranate, graphite and cedar. Softer and more approachable than usual for young Sassicaia, with fleshy, easygoing flavors of redcurrant, cassis, b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $249.99 Add To Cart
WS 94 ST 91

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