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2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Lovely black licorice, flowers, and ripe fruits on the nose. This is very aromatic. Full bodied but tight..." (1/2011) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Displays complex aromas of blackberry and cherry, with a hint of licorice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a delicious finish of wonderful yet subtle fruit. Well-integrated and beautiful. Everything is in the right place. Best after 2011." (1/2009) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is simply beautiful. Now that the wine is in bottle it is even better than when I tasted it from barrel. Firm but silky tannins frame a core of ripe dark fruit ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2013 San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
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." (11/2016) 98 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Red berry, cedar and light spice aromas lead the way on this dazzling red. The vibrant palate is loaded with finesse, delivering bright red currant, red raspberry, white pepper and chopped herb alongside bright acidity and firm, polished tannins. I ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2013 Gaja Barbaresco

96 points Vinous: "The 2013 Barbaresco is fabulous. In fact, this is one of the best Barbarescos I have tasted at Gaja in many years. Vibrant, perfumed and beautifully sculpted in the glass, the 2013 possesses tons of understated intensity. Sweet red cherry, mint, white pepper and anise are all lifted in the glass. The 2013 is an almost shockingly classic Barbaresco from Gaja. The translucent color, vibrant Nebbiolo fruit and austere but noble tannins represent a move towards a much more traditional style. For readers who can find it, the 2013 is simply a must-have wine. ( ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2010 Valdicava "Madonna del Piano" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

100 points James Suckling: "A wine with superb finesse and depth. So subtle and understated yet powerful and long. The tannin intensity is amazing. It just builds like a massive wave. Superb. Give this time in the bottle. The length is endless. Better in 2018." (11/2016) 96 points Wine Spectator: "*** Collectibles *** A pure, focused style, with a beam of black cherry anchoring the leather, mineral, hibiscus tea and earth flavors. Well-structured, young and fresh, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit, mineral and woodsy details. Best from 2019 through 2035. 3,900 cases made. (BS)" (6/2016) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Here is a big wine wit ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Le Macchiole "Messorio" Bolgheri (Pre-Arrival)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Messorio is a truly divine creation that puts Merlot on a well-deserved pedestal. This is a complete wine that accurately doses out its intensity and persistence with stopwatch precision. Dark fruit, blackberry, spice, leather, tar and tobacco are folded together into a homogeneous whole. The wine is supported by finely integrated tannins with lovely dark fruit flavors and beautifully plush textural richness. Thanks to the vintage warmth, the 2013 vintage is similar to 2011. But this current release presents a more delineated sense of freshness ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2006 Domenico Clerico "Ciabot Mentin Ginestra" Barolo

97 points 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)" (2/2010) 96 points Wine Spectator: "*#8 on the Top 100 Wines of 2011* A r ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Antinori "Solaia" Toscana

97 points James Suckling: "Wow. This is a stylish young red with currant, light herb, spice and bark aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Balanced and attractive now but better in 2020. A classic as always." (7/2016) 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Marchesi Antinori's 2013 Solaia is a profound and meaningful wine that is based mostly on Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc in supporting roles. It sports a dark and thick texture with plump fruit and spice, grilled herb and black pepper. The bouquet is intense and layered with the kind of complexity tha ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2007 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Back In Stock!
2007 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

98 points James Suckling: "What beautiful clear fruit here, with plums and spices and hints of flowers. Class. Full- bodied and luscious, this Brunello fills your mouth, with polished velvety tannins and gorgeous fruit. So wonderful and gorgeous. Irresistible. Better than 2006. Best after 2016." (1/2012) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is gorgeous. Dark red cherries, plums, spices, leather and tobacco wrap around the palate as this dense, powerful wine starts to open up. Expressive aromatics are woven throughout, giving the 2007 a measure of polish and sophistication that is not alw ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


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 San Francisco


2001 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino

97 points James Suckling: "There is so much ripe fruit here with a decadent richness that is just crazy. Verges on raisins but it goes instead to pure fruit. Very full and velvety with a long finish. I love this." (12/2010) 97 points Wine Spectator: "*Wine of the Year in 2006, Collectibles* Dark in color with intense blackberry, chocolate, and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied and ultravelvety, with tannins that caress your palate. Vanilla, chocolate and berry. Goes on for minutes. Mind-blowing." (4/2006) 96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium-deep bright ruby. Beautiful, profound nose of sweet ripe cherry, pipe tobacco, almond and raspberry j ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


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

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. (KOK)" (5/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Here's ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Ornellaia" Bolgheri Superiore

97 points James Suckling: "A tight and silky red with compacted fruit and tannin texture featuring blackcurrant, mushroom and bark undertones. Full body, firm tannins and a minerally finish. Excellent structure and mouthfeel. A cooler style of Ornellaia, bringing it back to the classicism of this celebrated region. Bordeaux blend. Better in 2018." (8/2015) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is very similar to the 2011 Ornellaia that precedes it. These were both hot vintages, but 2012 saw the heat towards the end of the growing season. In fact the harvest in 2012 came two weeks ea ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L) (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: "*Collectibles* 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 th ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1996 Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1996 Valpolicella is amazing. Readers will have to redefine their definition of Valpolicella to understand this blockbuster. The color is a dense purple. The bouquet offers glorious levels of blackberry and cherry fruit intertwined with vanilla, minerals, lead pencil shavings, and spice. The wine is full-bodied and voluptuously-textured, with sweet tannin and a seamless finish. It is an enormous yet incredibly symmetrical Valpolicella to drink over the next 2-5 years; it will last for 15-18 years. (RP)" (10/2001) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Big and powerful, with black pepper, b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $129.99 Add To Cart
RP 94 WS 91

2003 Clerico Barolo "Per Cristina"

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2003 Percristina shows the effects of the super-hot vintage. It is a powerful, densely constituted wine but today hard, astringent tannins dominate the wine’s overall balance and harmony. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018." (12/07) (Wine is due December 2009) 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $109.99 Add To Cart
RP 93

2003 Tenuta di Trinoro Toscana Rosso

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2003 Tenuta di Trinoro is the wine that surprised me most. Given the decadently overripe style that Andrea Franchetti pursued during these years, and the scorching heat of this infamous vintage, I frankly expected a massive, amorphous fruit bomb. Instead, this wine shows a much higher level of definition and focus than I would have ever imagined. This proves the old adage that the best winemakers should be judged in the worst vintages. Specifically, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot reveals a refined mineral pe ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


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 » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2012 Aldo Conterno "Colonnello" Barolo

95 points James Suckling: "Warmer aromas of cooked meat, ripe strawberry and fresh herbs. Full body, round and chewy tannins. Big and rich. Needs a year or two to soften. Solid." (3/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Like the Barolo Bussia Cicala, the 2012 Barolo Bussia Colonnello steps out with heavy footing. You feel the weight of the vintage, yet the bouquet shows fewer of those brilliant aromatic accents that are so magnificently delivered in cooler vintages. The aromas are all there - wild berry, balsam herb, cola and licorice - but the intensity is somewhat muted. The wine also shows tightness and astring ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2009 Cerbaiona Brunello di Montalcino

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino shows the signature sophistication this iconic estate is celebrated for. Sadly, Diego and Nora Molinari have announced their intention to sell Cerbaiona and we may soon be looking at new ownership. A dark appearance segues to brooding aromas of licorice, tar, cherry and spice that wrap around the long, polished finish. (ML)" (2/2014)  


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $169.99 Add To Cart
RP 93

2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "Lovely black licorice, flowers, and ripe fruits on the nose. This is very aromatic. Full bodied but tight, this has gone to sleep for the moment." (1/2011) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Displays complex aromas of blackberry and cherry, with a hint of licorice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a delicious finish of wonderful yet subtle fruit. Well-integrated and beautiful. Everything is in the right place. (JS)" (4/2009) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is simply beautiful. Now that the wine is in bottle it is even better than when I tasted it from barrel. Firm but silky tannins frame a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2000 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Ornellaia" Bolgheri Superiore
Bid on this bottle of 2000 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Ornellaia" Bolgheri Superiore (97W&S, 94WE, 93RP, 93ST, 90WS). Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Deep and delicious, with an earth-driven nose that conveys quality. Chunky plum pervades the chewy, dark palate, which offers a gorgeous mouthfeel and admirable depth. Only on the finish do you get a slight hint of oak. Overall it’s entirely solid and very likable, but as good as it is, it’s not quite on the level of the ’98 or ’99, which were amazing. (MS)" (11/2003) 

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2000 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Ornellaia" Bolgheri Superiore (qty: 1)


End Date: Apr 3 2017 2:30PM PT


2015 Fattoria Le Pupille "Saffredi" Maremma Toscana (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

98-99 points James Suckling: "Another wow. This is truly sensational with a depth of fruit and incredible depth and polish. Full, silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Exciting barrel sample." (10/2016)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $159.99 Add To Cart
JS 98 - 99

2010 San Filippo "Le Lucére" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

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) 96 points Wine Spectator: "The sweet, ripe fruit has an immediate impact, offering notes of cherry, strawberry and currant, followed by light oak spice, leather, tobacco and earth accents. The tannins peek through on the finish, but overall this is balanced and long. So harmonious that you may want to enjoy now, but this should only get better with time. Best fro ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


1990 Vietti Barolo Rocche
Bid on this bottle of 1990 Vietti Barolo Rocche (95RP, 92VN). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1990 Barolo Rocche is simply breathtaking for its elegance and power. Here, too, the wine has retained terrific freshness in its color, perfume and fruit. The 1990 Barolo Rocche emerges from the glass with stunning purity, depth and richness in a style that perfectly captures the boldness of the vintage. Sweet mentholated notes add complexity on the close. The 1990 is decidedly more powerful than the 1989, and while it may lack that wine’s silkiness, the 1990 could last longer based on the sheer muscle of the fruit. Both vintages are awesome, though. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025. (AG)" (02/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
1990 Vietti Barolo Rocche (qty: 1)


End Date: Mar 31 2017 2:00PM PT

Current Bid: $146.00
Place Bid
RP 95 VN 92

2010 Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Back In Stock!
2010 Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Stunning and fragrant, this elegantly structured wine opens with a fragrance of pressed violet, perfumed red berry, leather, white pepper and a whiff of mint. The vibrant, silky palate offers black raspberry, wild cherry, cinnamon and licorice alongside firm, refined tannins and bright acidity. It's loaded with finesse and already has great depth but hold for more complexity. Drink 2018-2028." (5/2016) 95 points James Suckling: "Aromas and flavors of dried meat, plums and prunes. Full body, silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Polished and sexy. A little tight now so better i ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1999 Aldo Conterno "Cicala" Barolo

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "We found some inconsistency in the lineup from Aldo Conterno, but this wine flat-out rocks. The rich, intense aromas layer vanilla, coffee and buttercream over a framework of tart cherries, which explode in the mouth into a panopoly of red fruits. The tannins are plentiful—creating a rich texture—yet supple, showing great ripeness on the finish." (4/2004) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium ruby. Owing to its poor soils, Cicala always gives the firmest wines, and this 1999 is no exception. It offers attractive mineral, menthol, and tobacco aromas, along with plenty of sweet fruit on a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2011 Roberto Voerzio "Rocche dell'Annunziata" Barolo
Bid on this bottle of 2011 Roberto Voerzio "Rocche dell'Annunziata" Barolo (98JS, 95VN, 92WS). 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." (04/2015) 

This lot contains the following items:
2011 Roberto Voerzio "Rocche dell'Annunziata" Barolo (qty: 1)


End Date: Apr 3 2017 1:30PM PT

Current Bid: $111.00
Place Bid
JS 98 VN 95 WS 92

2013 Fontodi "Flaccianello della Pieve" Toscana (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "Very precise and focused with blueberry, blackberry and currant character. Chewy tannins and tight. Full body, fabulous density and length. A classic. Needs five or six years to completely open but so beautiful in its youth. Real deal. From organically grown grapes." (7/2016) 97 points Vinous: "The 2013 Flaccianello della Pieve is a powerhouse. In this vintage, Flaccianello has all of its typical richness but also a good deal of freshness that will help it age. Interestingly, the stylistic difference between Flaccianello and Vigna del Sorbo is more accentuated in 2013 than i ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2015 Fattoria Le Pupille "Saffredi" Maremma Toscana (3L) (Pre-Arrival)

98-99 points James Suckling: "Another wow. This is truly sensational with a depth of fruit and incredible depth and polish. Full, silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Exciting barrel sample." (10/2016)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $335.00 Add To Cart
JS 98 - 99

2015 Petrolo Galatrona 1.5L (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "The depth of fruit and intensity of tannins that set this Galatrona aside are some of the most impressive in years. Full body, velvety tannins and a long finish. A new 2004?" (10/2016)  


Inventory: Special Order

Price: $189.99 Add To Cart
JS 96 - 97

2013 Le Macchiole "Messorio" Bolgheri (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Messorio is a truly divine creation that puts Merlot on a well-deserved pedestal. This is a complete wine that accurately doses out its intensity and persistence with stopwatch precision. Dark fruit, blackberry, spice, leather, tar and tobacco are folded together into a homogeneous whole. The wine is supported by finely integrated tannins with lovely dark fruit flavors and beautifully plush textural richness. Thanks to the vintage warmth, the 2013 vintage is similar to 2011. But this current release presents a more delineated sense of freshness ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2011 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Masseto" Toscana (3L) (OWC)
Bid on this 3L-bottle lot of 2011 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Masseto" Toscana (3L) (OWC - 100JS, 97WS, 94RP, 94WE) in original wood. James Suckling: "Wow. Fabulous aromas of currants, rosemary, mint and orange peel. Perfect nose. Full body with perfectly integrated tannins. It's long and incredible with tangerine, toasted-oak, berry, terracotta and chocolate flavors. It lasts for minutes on the palate. This needs at least five years to soften but so spellbinding now." (09/2014) 

This lot contains the following items:
2011 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Masseto" Toscana (3L) (qty: 1)


End Date: Apr 1 2017 5:30PM PT


2007 Castello di Neive "Santo Stefano" Barbaresco
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2007 Castello di Neive "Santo Stefano" Barbaresco (95RP, 94WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Barbaresco Albesani Santo Stefano shows the weight and richness that is typical of this south-facing site in Neive. A rich fabric of dark fruit, fresh roses, new leather and menthol completely cover the palate. The Santo Stefano is impeccable in its generous, enveloping fruit. The intensity and sheer depth of the fruit manages to virtually bury the tannins, but they are there. As delicious as this is today, it will be even better in a few years- time. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027. Castello di Neive, one of the historic producers in Barbaresco, seems to fly under the radar, but the best of the wines are well worth discovering and offer terrific quality for the money. (AG)" (12/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2007 Castello di Neive "Santo Stefano" Barbaresco (qty: 3)


End Date: Apr 3 2017 2:30PM PT

Current Bid: $120.00
Place Bid
RP 95 WE 94

2007 Aldo Conterno Barolo "Cicala" 1.5L (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "This is stunning, with licorice, flowers and dark fruits all over. Full and super silky and sexy. I am in love with this wine already. It will age for decades, but it is so in harmony and beautiful now. Gorgeous." (5/2011) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Scented with black cherry and plum, this international-style red shows plenty of smoky, toasty oak on the palate. It's rich, with sweet fruit, ample power and complexity, but will take some time to integrate the tannins. Best from 2016 through 2035. 300 cases imported. –BS" (4/2012) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Barolo Cicala is every bit as compelling as the ...Read More » 



2012 Aldo Conterno "Cicala" Barolo

95 points James Suckling: "This is fantastic with cedar, strawberry, walnut and mineral aromas and flavors. Ultra-fine tannins and a clean finish. Balanced and refined. Why wait? But will be even better in 2018." (3/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Barolo Bussia Cicala treads with larger, heavier footprints and this is what sets it apart from some of the profoundly finessed and graceful vintages of Barolo's glorious past (and future, we anticipate). The wine offers Nebbiolo-driven aromas of dark cherry, spice, tar, pressed violets and licorice, but the bouquet is a far way off from seamless integrati ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2012 E. Pira Chiara Boschis "Via Nuova" Barolo (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Vinous: "A wine of extraordinary precision, the 2012 Barolo Via Nuova possesses stunning vibrancy and energy. Dark cherry, cherry pit, blood orange, orange peel, exotic spice and mint are all laced together in a chiseled Barolo that bristles with energy. Addictively beautiful and inviting, the Via Nuova is endowed with a super-classic, mid-weight feel, knock-out aromatics and fabulous overall balance. The Via Nuova is a blend of six vineyards; Liste and Terlo (Barolo), two parcels in Mosconi (Monforte) and Gabutti and Baudana (Serralunga). Chiara Boschis has done ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2012 Aldo Conterno "Romirasco" Barolo

97 points James Suckling: "Very earthy and intense with ripe fruit and hints of bark and mushrooms. Full body, powerful and chewy. Great tannin structure. Better in 2020." (3/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Poderi Aldo Conterno's Bussia Romirasco sees a few extra months of oak aging. The 2012 Barolo Bussia Romirasco greatly benefits from that extra wood. Because the fruit in 2012 is less expressive overall, the Romirasco signature touch bodes well for its texture, heft and its aromatic delivery. This Barolo offers pretty richness and density with thick lines and deep concentration. The oak needs more years t ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $184.99 Add To Cart
JS 97 RP 93

2015 Petrolo Galatrona 6.0L (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "The depth of fruit and intensity of tannins that set this Galatrona aside are some of the most impressive in years. Full body, velvety tannins and a long finish. A new 2004?" (10/2016)  


Inventory: Special Order

Price: $849.99 Add To Cart
JS 96 - 97

2012 Felsina "Rancia" Chianti Classico Riserva 3.0L New!
2012 Felsina "Rancia" Chianti Classico Riserva 3.0L

94 points Vinous: "94+: A ripe, powerful wine, the 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia offers a level of finesse that balances some of the more overt intensity of the year. Dark cherry, plum, spice, tobacco, menthol and licorice add shades of nuance as this beautifully delineated Rancia opens up in the glass. Because of its mid-weight structure, I expect the 2012 will give up its charms relatively early by Rancia standards, which means around age 15-20. The 2012 is not an obvious or explosive Rancia, rather is a wine built on compelling overall harmony." (9/2015) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Full-bodie ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2000 Antinori "Solaia" Toscana (nicked label)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Bright aromas of crushed berry and raspberry, with a hint of mineral. Full-bodied and very round, with lovely velvety tannins and a long finish. Big and boisterous. Almost rustic, but hell, it's a beauty. (JS)" (10/2003) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2000 Solaia, not unexpectedly, is the best wine of the series with expansive aromas of black currants, thyme, and sage, much eucalyptus and chocolate on the palate along with ripe, sweet fruit, and a sizeable finish. (ST)" (4/2004)  


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $179.99 Add To Cart
WS 92 RP 90

2013 Fattoria Le Pupille "Poggio Valente" Riserva Morellino di Scansano (3L) (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Morellino di Scansano Riserva Poggio Valente is a breakthrough wine for Fattoria le Pupille and its talented winemaking team. This is a complete and balanced expression that shows its best side to all the senses: its appearance is richly saturated and bright; the bouquet is intense and complex; and the mouthfeel shows elegance and power. In all, this wine tastes and feels much younger than it really is and I have high hopes for its future aging ability. It shows a great sense of inner energy and liveliness that makes it a pleasure to drink in th ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2004 Montepeloso "Gabbro" Toscana

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The estate’s 2004 Gabbro (Cabernet Sauvignon) possesses captivating aromatics along with deeply expressive layers of dark cherries, melted road tar, minerals, chocolate, cassis and licorice, with outstanding length on the palate and superb overall balance. Made in an opulent, super-ripe style, its persistent minerality balances a note of sweetness on the finish. (AG)" (2/2007)  


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $114.99 Add To Cart
RP 93

2010 Valdicava "Madonna del Piano" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

100 points James Suckling: "A wine with superb finesse and depth. So subtle and understated yet powerful and long. The tannin intensity is amazing. It just builds like a massive wave. Superb. Give this time in the bottle. The length is endless." (11/2016) 96 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles* A pure, focused style, with a beam of black cherry anchoring the leather, mineral, hibiscus tea and earth flavors. Well-structured, young and fresh, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit, mineral and woodsy details. (BS)" (6/2016) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Here is a big wine with lofty ambitions and an impactful presentation. The Valdicava 2010 B ...Read More » 


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2010 Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival) New!
2010 Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "Shows superb complexity in terms of aromas with cedar, berry, ginger, flower and plum character. Full body and firm and very silky tannins that have been polished to near perfection. This wine just gets better and better with each sip. Better in 2018." (11/2016) 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Poggio di Sotto has released one of the wines of the vintage. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva fulfills the promise of its category. Brunello Riservas are aged for six long years before their release, thus insuring extra intensity and complexity. This wine delivers both in abundance. The bou ...Read More » 


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2013 Einaudi "Cannubi" Barolo (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

94 points James Suckling: "Aromas of cream, light toffee, mushrooms and plums follow through to a full body, silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Very tannic yet the tannins are ripe and polished. Try in 2021." (1/2017)  


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Price: $124.99 Add To Cart
JS 94

2015 Petrolo Galatrona 3.0L (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "The depth of fruit and intensity of tannins that set this Galatrona aside are some of the most impressive in years. Full body, velvety tannins and a long finish. A new 2004?" (10/2016)  


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Price: $639.99 Add To Cart
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2007 Bruno Giacosa "Asili" Barbaresco Riserva (3L)

98 points James Suckling: "This will be in the market in 2012. This is full and rich with irresistible silky tannins. This brings more substance and richness than the white label. Lay this down until 2016. 10,000 bottles." (4/2012) 98 points Vinous: "The 2007 Barbaresco Riserva Asili, which I have had several times recently, is pure sensuality. Hard candy, rose petals, sweet red berries and licorice wrap around the palate in one of the silkiest, most refined expressions of Nebbiolo I have ever tasted. A wine of pure sensuality and grace, the 2007 is flat-out stunning. (AG)" (12/2013) 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Barbaresco ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2012 Antinori "Solaia" Toscana Top Pick!
2012 Antinori "Solaia" Toscana

97 points James Suckling: "Extremely impressive ripe dark fruits of blueberries, plums and blackberries follow through to a full body, round texture and bright acidity. The finesse and depth to this red is stunning making it a wonderful successor to the 2011 Solaia. Needs three or four years to soften and open. Better in 2018." (8/2015) 97 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* This stunning expression of Solaia opens with ample aromas of exotic spices, tilled soil, mature black-skinned fruit and an underlying whiff of fragrant blue flowers. The vibrant, elegantly structured palate doles out high-toned bl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2007 Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "The nose is full of flowers and berries with dark cherries and ripe strawberries. Hints of flowers too. It's full-bodied, with wonderful structure with bright acidity. Super clean and beautiful. Very pure and firm. Needs to age for a long time. Classic wine. Try in 2015." (1/2012) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is gorgeous. The estate’s preference for picking on the early side is one of the factors that help balance some of the fleshiness of the vintage. This is an especially silky, supple Brunello from Biondi-Santi. The overt personality of the year come ...Read More » 


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