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2001 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $345)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Cellar Selection from the Wine Enthusiast: "Immediately, you know you are before a great Brunello with bright fruit aromas backed by forest floor, balsam notes, bramble, blue flowers, red apple and mint. The presence of wood is all but invisible and the wine sings true to its territory and tradition. The wine’s natural acidity and intensity promise a long and glorious aging future before it."" (3/2008) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: ""Biondi-Santi’s 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is just as terrific in bottle as it was when I tasted it from cask last year. A dark, translucent red, i ...Read More » 


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1998 Biondi Santi (Tenuta Greppo) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival, Previously $300)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Features beautiful perfume, evoking rose, cherry, licorice and tobacco. Elegant, delicate even, with fine harmony and refinement. Cherry and raspberry flavors are persistent. Lacks the power of a 2001 or 1997, but shows finesse and filigree. Should come around sooner than the 1997.—Biondi-Santi non-blind retrospective (July 2012). Best from 2018 through 2050. 867 cases made. –BS" (1/2012)  


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WS 94

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: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Ornellaia "Ornellaia" Bolgheri Superiore Top Pick!
2012 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)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $179.99 Add To Cart
JS 97

2010 Banfi "Poggio alle Mura" Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L)

97 points James Suckling: "A wine that sneaks up on you. It starts up slowly with dried-berry, chocolate and dried-lemon character. Full body, chewy tannins and a long, long finish. A wine that shows such layered, in-depth character. Tight and exciting. Give it three to four years more before drinking." (12/2014) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The special vineyard selection 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura opens to brooding dark concentration and an impressive sense of depth. The aromas that characterize the wine are in a school of their own. Instead of the standard red cherry and rose, this expressio ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L)

95 points James Suckling: "Wonderful decadent aromas of musk, orange peel and plum follow through to a full body, with soft tannins and a long and rich finish. Salty and savory. Layers of gorgeous fruit. Drink or hold." (1/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Altesino's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino stands proud among its peers. No other wine I tasted among the new releases in Montalcino achieves this unique level of aromatic finesse and distinction. The bouquet is almost purely floral in character with a strong emphasis on pressed rose petal, dried violets and potpourri. The fruit tones are less emphatic and inclu ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2011 Bibi Graetz Testamatta Rosso Top Pick!
2011 Bibi Graetz Testamatta Rosso

98 points James Suckling: "This smells like great Burgundy with strawberry, flowers and hints of incense. Full body with wonderful, ultra-refined tannins and amazing depth and length. So layered and so fine. It goes on for minutes. Magical red. Better in 2017." (10/2014) 94 points Wine Spectator: "A good lashing of new oak provides toast and vanilla notes that augment the smoky black cherry and plum flavors. Combines complexity, freshness and balance, with licorice, leather and tar chiming in on the firm finish. Sangiovese. Drink now through 2018. From Italy.—B.S." (11/2015)  


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JS 98 WS 94

2012 San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri (Pre-Arrival)

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 » 


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WE 99 JS 95

2011 Giacomo Conterno "Cascina Francia" Barolo (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "Glorious aromas of roses, whole white truffles, earth and raspberry. Dusty. Subtle rosemary and lemon grass too. Full-bodied, tight and structured. Yet it opens and caresses every inch of your palate. So gorgeous now to drink. No Monfortino in this year; so absolutely amazing because it all went in here. Wow. Drink or hold." (9/2011) 94-96 points Vinous: "A model of pure sensuality and grace, the 2011 Barolo Francia is utterly captivating today. An exquisite bouquet laced with crushed flowers and spices melds into a core of silky fruit in a deceptively mid-weight, regal Barolo. ...Read More » 


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JS 98 VN 94 - 96


2010 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L)

98 points James Suckling: "I really appreciate the dark-berry and burnt-orange aromas that follow through to a full body, very integrated tannins and a ripe, juicy fruit character. Savory, succulent and salty. Hints of chocolate and salted nuts. So juicy and gorgeous. A fabulous red. Drink now but also hold for years ahead." (1/2015) 96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* This opens with aromas of blue flower, red berry, menthol and baking spice. The delicious palate delivers juicy red cherry, crushed plum, cinnamon, white pepper and mineral. Impeccably balanced with polished tannins and freshness, it ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $750) Top Pick!
2010 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $750)

97 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of coffee, tea leaf, ripe plums and ginger follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a rich and subtle finish. The is dense and powerful yet very refined and reserved. It needs at least five years to show its true character. One of the most refined Biondi-Santi riservas I can remember. The tannin texture is exceptional. Try in 2020." (10/2015)  


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Price: $549.99 Add To Cart
JS 97

1998 Gaja "Sperss" Nebbiolo Langhe
Bid on this bottle of 1998 Gaja "Sperss" Nebbiolo Langhe (95RP, 95ST, 93WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the things I have learned over the years is that you can count on Angelo Gaja to make a strong showing in just about any tasting. Yes, I know, Sperss is not Barolo (a small percentage of Barbera is added), but at its core the wine captures the essence of Serralunga and is as representative of these hillside vineyards as any Barolo. Dark tar, smoke, leather, spices, menthol and black cherries all make an appearance in this muscular, full-throttle wine. While the vast majority of 1998 Barolos can be enjoyed today, the 1998 Sperss could use another few years in the cellar. It isn't a crime to open a bottle today, but this is one of the few 1998s that still has upside potential. Simply put, the 1998 Sperss is a jewel. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2023. (AG)" (03/2009) 

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1998 Gaja "Sperss" Nebbiolo Langhe (qty: 1)


End Date: Feb 9 2016 12:30PM PT

Current Bid: $155.00
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RP 95 ST 95 WS 93

2011 Antinori "Solaia" Toscana (Previously $220.00) Top Pick!
2011 Antinori "Solaia" Toscana (Previously $220.00)

96 points James Suckling: "A big, rich wine but there's lots of brightness and beauty at the same time. Shows licorice and asphalt. Full body with chewy tannins and a long finish. Terracotta, Tuscan dust and spice; balsamic too. This needs three to five years to soften. Intense finish." (9/2014) 96 points Vinous: "Blackberry jam, cassis, grilled herbs and melted road tar meld together in the 2011 Solaia. Another super-exotic, racy 2011 from Antinori, Solaia is supremely beautiful. Mocha, espresso and sage are some of the many notes that add complexity. Hints of white truffle, lavender, smoke and licor ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


1997 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Ornellaia" Bolgheri Superiore

97 points James Suckling: "Fruit and complexity as well as freshness and richness. Beautiful nose with extraordinary aromas of prunes, licorice, and dried flowers with rosemary undertones. Full-bodied and velvety textured. So beautiful to drink now, but obviously has a long future ahead." (3/2012) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1997 Ornellaia (magnum) is a big, fat wine endowed with tons of fruit. Mocha, coffee beans and ripe, dark fruit emerge from the glass on a rich, opulent frame. The structural elements are easy to overlook, as the tannins are so juicy and ripe, and the fruit is incredibly intense. Simpl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Giuseppe Rinaldi "Tre-Tine" Barolo

93 points Vinous: "Rinaldi's 2011 Barolo Tre Tine is super-expressive and gorgeous today. Dark red cherry, plum, cloves, new leather, rose petal and mint notes are all wonderfully alive and delineated. The Tre Tine is a blend of fruit from Ravera, Cannubi-San Lorenzo and Le Coste, all in the town of Barolo. In the warm 2011 vintage, the significant presence of fruit from Ravera, a high-altitude site, gives the Tre Tine its sense of freshness and linear energy. The Brunate is a bit richer and creamier, but today, I have a slight preference for the Tre Tine, as it is fresher ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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VN 93 RP 92

2011 Vietti "Ravera" Barolo

96 points Vinous: "The 2011 Barolo Ravera is once again the most vibrant and nuanced of the Vietti Barolos. Freshly cut flowers, crushed rocks, mint and bright red stone fruits are all shaped by a very classic sense of mineral-inflected drive that is such a Ravera signature. The 2011 is a more than worthy follow up to the epic 2010. It's great to see this high-altitude district in Novello finally getting its due. (AG)" (3/2015) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Barolo Ravera opens to a pretty garnet color and dark ruby luminosity. The wine delivers tight concentration and a fine texture that adheres ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2010 Palazzo Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of salt, savory dried meat and red fruits. Bacon, too. Full body with chewy tannins and a long, intense finish. It's like a tightly knit ball of cashmere thread. Superb. Made from four hectares of vineyards. Better in 2018." (12/2014) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and juicy, boasting cherry, raspberry, spice and tobacco flavors, accented by an iron note. This stays taut and focused on the finish. Racy and balanced. Best from 2019 through 2035." (4/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino opens to savory tones of dark spice, dried cherry, grilled herb and cola. The wine ...Read More » 


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2012 Ornellaia "Ornellaia" Bolgheri Superiore (1.5L) (Previously $520)

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) K&L Notes: This is a hallmark Super Tuscan, that's been produced to great acclaim since 1985. A blend of estate-grown Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, it has a reputation for concentrated elegance. From the winem... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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JS 97

2006 Valdicava "Madonna del Piano" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Bid on this bottle of 2006 Valdicava "Madonna del Piano" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (100JS, 98WE, 96RP). James Suckling: "I tasted this about a year ago at the winery and I was blown away. This time I tasted it in a blind tasting in Tuscany and it stood above the rest. Amazing aromas of blueberries and flowers, with black truffles and pie. Foie gras, mushrooms and white truffles too. Powerful, with great depth of gorgeous fruit and ultra-fine tannins. It fills your mouth with fruit and ripe tannins. Complex and long. A breathtaking wine. Truly glorious. Better in 2015." (02/2012) 

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2006 Valdicava "Madonna del Piano" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (qty: 1)


End Date: Feb 7 2016 1:30PM PT

Current Bid: $150.00
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JS 100 WE 98 RP 96

1997 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino

97 points Wine Spectator: "Very rich and plummy, with lots of mineral and floral undertones. Full, fresh and very powerful, with big, yet silky tannins and a long aftertaste of cherry and spices. Very, very long. Still needs time.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Best after 2009. 12,000 cases made. (Web Only - 2007)" 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "The work of award-winning winemaker Renzo Cotarella shows through in this wine’s modern, bright purple color, its new wood and ripe fruit aromas and in the juicy blackberry and berry fruit flavors. Yet it is certainly not just modern glitz: Lurking behind is the real ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (3L)

93 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* Bright cherry, strawberry, floral, licorice and herbal aromas and flavors highlight this fragrant, elegant red, which is silky and pure, with fine ripe tannins for support. Shows excellent length, with an aftertaste of fruit, spice and mineral. Best from 2015 through 2028." (4/2014) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Barbaresco shows personality and good cheer with a good dose of dried fruit and savory spice. There are some elements that make the wine seem more aged than it really is. Cured meat and old leather emerge. But then the wine suddenly surprises you w ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


1997 Gaja "Sperss" Nebbiolo Langhe

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A virtually perfect effort is the 1997 Sperss (30,000 bottles), which represents the essence of truffles, earth, and black cherries in its striking aromatics and multidimensional, opulent, full-bodied palate. The acidity seems low because of the huge glycerin levels and prodigious concentration of fruit, but I suspect it is normal in the scheme of oenological measurement. This profound wine requires 3-4 years of cellaring, and should age well for 30-35 years. (RP)" (6/2001) 95-97 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated deep ruby. Brooding, rather withdrawn aromas of blackberry, bitter chocol ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


1998 Gaja "Sorì Tildìn" Langhe Nebbiolo

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Chocolate, coffee, smoke, licorice, and tobacco characteristics are found in the complex, deep purple-colored 1998 Sori Tildin. Surprisingly seductive for such a young wine, it exhibits abundant aromatic fireworks, fabulous fruit concentration, a layered opulence, more intensity, glycerin, and depth than the Costa Russi, and a spectacularly long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025. (RP)" (10/2001) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(from a blend of 11- and 36-year-old vines) Full ruby-red. Restrained but pure aromas of currant, plum, menthol and roasted meat. Supple, rich and seamless; ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2000 Gaja "Darmagi" Cabernet Sauvignon

90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated ruby. Bright aromas of blackcurrant, licorice and violet. Very rich, lush and chocolatey; seamless and mouthfilling. This shows the fleshiness of the vintage." (11/2002) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas and flavors of berries, earth and lightly toasted oak follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a long finish. Needs some bottle age to come together. Pure Cabernet Sauvignon." (2/2005)  


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ST 90 - 92 WS 90

2011 Vietti "Lazzarito" Barolo

95 points Vinous: "The 2011 Barolo Lazzarito is fabulous in this vintage. Rich, ample and structured, the 2011 is both opulent and savory in style. Iron, plums, dark red cherries, smoke, licorice and tobacco meld together in a remarkably harmonious young Serralunga Barolo. This is the first year the Vietti Lazzarito includes a second recently acquired parcel, which may be one of the factors that influences quality, but at the same time, the Lazzarito has been the most improved Barolo in the range. All the elements come together in the 2011, a wine that has it all. This is ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $139.99 Add To Cart
VN 95 JS 92

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 Redwood City San Francisco


1997 Dal Forno Romano Amarone della Valpolicella

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The outrageous 1997 Amarone (17.5% alcohol) was aged 28 months in 100% new French oak. An inky/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of blueberry liqueur intermixed with truffle, graphite, camphor, and vanilla scents. This remarkable offering is immensely full-bodied and super-concentrated, with great purity, symmetry, and length. It is the stuff of legends! How long will it last? Who knows? Certainly this wine is capable of evolving for 15-20 years. (RP)" (12/2002) 96 points James Suckling: "This shows so much fruit with licorice and graphite undertones. Full and round with ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2001 Gaja Darmagi (Cabernet)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Darmagi is impressive. Darmagi is Gaja's most vintage sensitive red, but the 2001 is truly superb. Dark cherries, plums, bell peppers, sweet herbs and licorice are nicely layered in this vibrant, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2001 Darmagi brings together the characteristics of cool-climate Cabernet and an extroverted personality that are very nicely balanced. The 2001 is still very much on the young side, although it can be enjoyed today. I am amazed at how well the 2001 has developed over the years." (4/2012)  


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RP 94

2010 Silvio Nardi "Manachiara" Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L)

98 points James Suckling: "Very complex aromas of tanned leather, dried fruits and flowers. So beautiful to smell. This is so full and velvety-textured with amazing richness and complexity. Such a gorgeous, exciting wine. Long and caressing. Turns savory and succulent. Fantastic. Greatest wine ever from here. Drink or hold." (1/2015) 94 points Wine Spectator: "This red exhibits harmony from the outset, with sweet plum and cherry jam flavors, accented by licorice and leather aromas. The focus intensifies as this evolves on the palate, leaving a firm, tightly wound finish. Hangs together nicely, so give this so ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2011 Aldo Conterno "Colonnello" Barolo

94 points James Suckling: "Wonderful richness and balance here with plum, dried strawberry and light Spanish cedar character. Full body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Try in 2018." (4/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Barolo Bussia Colonnello shows a compelling level of brawn and heft. This is an elaborate vinous patchwork with dark fruit nuances backed by ethereal tones of balsam herb and licorice. The wine is sturdy, compact and extremely well-constructed. It takes a few minutes to open, but once it does Barolo Bussia Colonnello bursts forth with blackberry, plum, spice and rum cake. Menthol tone ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


1997 Lamborghini Campoleone Umbra

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Yes, as you may have guessed, this 79-acre estate is owned by a member of the luxury car manufacturer. Made with Riccardo Cotarella's consultation, this 1997 is a blend of roughly equal portions of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese. Picked at high sugars, vinified dry, aged 12 months in new French oak, and bottled with neither fining nor filtration, it is a tour de force in wine-making. Unbelievable concentration combined with uncanny balance and symmetry, as well as a staggering bouquet, flavor depth, and length, make for one of the most extrao ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $189.99 Add To Cart
RP 97

1999 La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 1999 La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino (92WS). 92 points Wine Spectator: "Textbook Brunello with complex, yet subtle aromas of cherries, tobacco, cedar and spices. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a fresh and delicious finish. Excellent wine from this producer. Better than the 1997. Best from 2005 through 2010." 

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1999 La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino (qty: 4)


End Date: Feb 6 2016 2:30PM PT


2006 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2006 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (97JS, 95RP, 95WS, 94WE). James Suckling: "Love the nose on this with blackberries, sweet tobacco, blueberries. Full body, with soft and silky tannins and a light jammy finish. Lots of dark fruits. Long finish. Loads going on in this one. Give it three to five years. Or more." (01/2011) 

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2006 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (qty: 2)


End Date: Feb 12 2016 12:00PM PT


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: San Francisco


1995 Fontodi "Flaccianello della Pieve" Toscana

Awesome! A sure 3 Bicchieri winner from the spectacular 95 vintage. This vintage produced small quantities of wine with dense, concentrated fruit, but still with a lush, supple character. Flaccianello is 100% Sangiovese and its open, forward ripe cherry and plum flavors burst from the glass. The complex taste of the Tuscan soil, herb, truffle, wild game luxuriously fills your mouth and lingers indefinitely. Coupled with a history of 3 Bicchieri Awards from the Gambero Rosso and structure to last well into the next millennium, this is a wine to buy for y... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2001 Aldo Conterno "Cicala" Barolo (1.5L)
Bid on this magnum of 2001 Aldo Conterno "Cicala" Barolo (1.5L) (95ST, 94WS, 92RP). Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Quintessential Barolo perfume: minerals, tobacco, underbrush, tar, licorice, gunflint. Then wonderfully rich and seamless in the mouth, with superb concentration and purity of flavor. Spicy red fruits emerged with aeration. Comes across, atypically, as less clenched in the early going than the Colonnello and strikingly complex from the outset, but this is nonetheless extremely young. Finishes with extremely suave tannins and vibrant lingering fruit. Great wine in the making." (11/2004) 

This lot contains the following items:
2001 Aldo Conterno "Cicala" Barolo (1.5L) (qty: 1)


End Date: Feb 11 2016 2:30PM PT

Current Bid: $205.00
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ST 95 WS 94 RP 92

2001 San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri
Bid on this bottle of 2001 San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri (94WS, 91ST). 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. " (10/2004) 

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2001 San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri (qty: 1)


End Date: Feb 11 2016 2:00PM PT

Current Bid: $180.00
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WS 94 ST 91

1995 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Ornellaia" Bolgheri Superiore

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ripe aromas of red fruits, tobacco, chocolate, smoke, leather and truffle. Densely packed, structured and backward, with complex, youthful flavors of cassis, lavender, minerals and game. Still unfolding. Finishes with superb persistence and tannic grip. 'A great year for quality and quantity,' notes Duroux. 93(+?) points." (9/2004) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Is the 1995 Ornellaia better than previous vintages? It is too soon to know, but this is unquestionably another stunning wine in what has been a strong succession of top wines since 1988. The color is a saturated, thick-looking, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2010 Tassi "Franci" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Tassi "Franci" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "What a wine with salty, savory, light milk chocolate and iron character. It's full body, super integrated tannins and a long, long finish. It just makes you jump to attention. So lively and gorgeous. Drink or hold." (1/2015) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tassi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Franci opens to medium body and savory tones of Indian spice, dried fruit, licorice and dark cola. The balsam herb intensity is very attractive. This wine veers toward the ethereal and away from the obvious fruit and berry tones you get with less sophisticated Sangiovese. In fact, this is a wine that ...Read More » 


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1994 Marchesi Antinori Solaia (Previously $220)

95 points Vinous: "At nearly twenty years of age, the 1994 remains opulent, full-bodied and voluptuous to the core. This is the best bottle of the 1994 I have ever had. Warm days alternated with cool nights during the final phase of ripening produced one of the greatest Solaias ever made. (AG)" (12/2013) 93 points Wine Spectator: "*Cellar Selection* A super red wine from a top Tuscan producer. Displaying inky color, intense aromas of blackberries, mint and currants, this vino da tavola is full-bodied, with full yet silky tannins and a long, long, fruity finish." (9/1997) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1994 Solaia is a revelation. ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2010 Tassi "Franci" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "What a wine with salty, savory, light milk chocolate and iron character. It's full body, super integrated tannins and a long, long finish. It just makes you jump to attention. So lively and gorgeous. Drink or hold." (1/2015) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tassi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Franci opens to medium body and savory tones of Indian spice, dried fruit, licorice and dark cola. The balsam herb intensity is very attractive. This wine veers toward the ethereal and away from the obvious fruit and berry tones you get with less sophisticated Sangiovese. In fact, this is a wine that ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco



1995 Soldera (Case Basse) "Intistieti" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1995 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Intistieti possesses prodigious aromatics, flavor nuances, and complexity. It reveals Asian spice notes in addition to an exotic, funky incense smell to the extraordinary ripe, surreal perfume. There is also a dry, layered, intriguing texture and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. This wine seems to change every ten seconds or so, offering up provocative aromas and flavors. In short, I have never tasted anything quite like it. Kudos to the fanatical proprietor! (RP)" (10/2001) 90 points Vinous: "The 1995 Intistieti was the finest ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $499.99 Add To Cart
RP 98 VN 90

2010 Le Ragnaie "Fornace" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Fornace is a beautiful expression with an impressive level of confidence and individuality. The wine's color is a bit darker compared to its peers and its concentration is similarly thicker. But that extra padding does not take away from the inner elegance and finesse displayed here. Aromas embrace red rose petal, licorice, grilled herb and forest floor. The oak rendering is evident but not obvious: Dark smoke, crushed granite and ash give the wine a savory side. Its evolutionary track has no place to go but forward and th ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


1997 Bruno Giacosa "Asili" Barbaresco

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1997 Barbaresco Asili has developed stunningly since it was first tasted, a typical characteristic of Giacosa's wines. Surprisingly precocious and evolved for a wine from this estate, it possesses a dark ruby color with an amber edge, and abundant quantities of tobacco, cherry liqueur, incense, spice box, and licorice in its flamboyant nose. It is like candy, fleshy, full-bodied, unctuous, and silky. (RP)" (6/2001) 91-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Excellent red ruby color. Deep aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, cassis, chocolate, flowers and herbs. Sweet, supple and very dense; ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2010 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2010 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino (100RP, 99JS, 95WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a protagonist of the vintage. The fruit is deep and dark with rich levels of extract, intensity and flavor. It goes far beyond your standard cherry and blackberry to include plum cake, spice bread and bacon-wrapped prune. Nothing is obvious or monochromatic about this wine. Everything is nuanced and ethereal. Tenuta Nuova is also distinguished by the linear mineral notes that are characteristic of this single-vineyard site. In 2010, those traits are especially well-defined and pronounced. The tannins reach a level of suppleness that is almost impossible to find in the sometimes prickly and acidic Sangiovese grape. If there is one thing Giacomo Neri has mastered, it is harvesting at optimal ripeness: He knows his property and his vines better than most and it shows. Collectors will want to put this wi 

This lot contains the following items:
2010 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino (qty: 3)


End Date: Feb 11 2016 4:30PM PT

Current Bid: $480.00
Place Bid
RP 100 JS 99 WS 95

2012 Duemani "Duemani" Toscana (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Duemani "Duemani" Toscana (Pre-Arrival)

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: Main Warehouse


2007 Vietti "Rocche" Barolo
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2007 Vietti "Rocche" Barolo (99RP, 98JS, 96ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Vietti's 2007 Barolo Rocche is shaping up to be one of the wines of the vintage. The bouquet alone is transcendental. The voluptuous, classy Rocche shows off endless layers of fruit in an exciting and totally alluring expression of Nebbiolo. The wine seems to float on the palate, as the essence of geraniums, red berries, hard candy and minerals conquer all of the senses. Fine, silky tannins frame a finish of breathtaking beauty. The Rocche spent a full 5 weeks of contact on the skins. Like all the Vietti Baroli, malolactic fermentation was carried out in French oak after which the wine was racked into large, neutral casks for aging. The 2007 Rocche is the very finest wine I have ever tasted from Vietti. I only hope Alfredo Currado had a chance to taste this at least a few times before he passed away last year. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2032. " (02/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2007 Vietti "Rocche" Barolo (qty: 3)


End Date: Feb 11 2016 7:00PM PT


1998 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Masseto"

99 points James Suckling: "This is a good example of how the 1998 vintage was better in the region of Bolgheri than 1997. It shows superb fruit with berry and chocolate character and hints of nuts and dark fruit. It's still full-bodied with chewy yet polished tannins. This is tight and like a wine 10 years younger. Decant three or four hours before serving." (10/2014) 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1998 is even better. It shares much of the richness of the 1997, but with more delineation and nuance. The wine blossoms beautifully on the mid-palate and finish, with layers of expressive fruit and fabulous overal ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


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