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2006 Roederer Estate "L'Ermitage" Anderson Valley Brut

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* All the benefits of maturity come through in this deliciously complex flagship sparkling wine of the French-owned estate. It shows very minute, slow-rising bubbles and a beautiful bouquet of ginger, cinnamon, cherry and fresh croissants. The flavors are layered, intricate, subtle but somehow rich. A lush and seemingly soft texture is supported by fresh acidity that encourages a long and delicate finish. Mature, but not old, it should be great through 2020 or longer." (12/2014)93 points Wine Spectator: "This shows a sense of grace and balance that belies its compl ...Read More » 


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2005 Berthoud "Ursus Minor" Sonoma Valley Bordeaux Blend

Mike Berthoud worked under Richard Arrowood at Chateau St. Jean, then was winemaker at Arrowood Winery. After 15 years at Arrowood, Mike moved on to Mayo Family Winery. Ursus is comprised of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot. Winemaker's notes: "As always all of the grapes used to produce the blend are grown on the Berthoud estate. Ursus is the Latin word for Bear, while Berthoud is pronounced Bear-2. Just like the bear, Ursus is a muscular wine while maintaining an elegant balance. It is an old world style wine that is... Read More » 


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1997 Arrowood "Réserve Spéciale" Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It sounds preposterous, but when I put my nose in the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale, it reminded me of the 1996 Latour. California Cabernets are bigger, weightier efforts than most Bordeaux, so the comparison ends with the aromatics. There are 1,611 cases of this profound Cabernet Sauvignon, which spent 28 months in primarily French oak (a tiny bit of American oak was utilized), and was bottled with neither fining nor filtration. Its dense black/purple color is accompanied by layers of cassis, cedar-tinged fruit, and abundant spice. Muscular, ...Read More » 


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2000 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color in addition to a big, cocoa-scented nose, a sweet entry on the palate, medium body, and a short, abrupt finish. A modest success for the vintage... (RP)" (12/2003) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, deep red. Nose dominated by milk chocolate and smoky oak. Lush, chocolatey and smooth on entry, with sweet flavors of raspberry and oak...." (5/2005) Wine Spectator: "Starts out with creamy, milk chocolaty oak leading to a core of currant and plum-flavored fruit, offering richness, depth and complexity, finishing with a plush, c ...Read More » 


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2004 Heitz Cellar "Trailside" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

In the early 1980s, the Heitz Family acquired a marvelous Rutherford vineyard bordered on one side by the Silverado Trail and nudged on the other by the Conn Creek. Thus the Trailside Vineyard was born. This is an opulent wine known for its overall powerful Cabernet varietal expression, lush mouthfeel, and bold flavor. Aged for three-and-a-half years in a combination of American and French Limousin oak, the 2004 "Trailside" is a classic. It is rich in color with intense aromas and flavors of blackberry, raspberry, and vanilla-spiced French oak. Lush frui... Read More » 


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1994 Groth "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Wine Spectator: "Dark, rich and plush, with layers of mocha, coffee, currant and plum flavors that are complex and concentrated, finishing with ripe, fleshy tannins and long, complex aftertaste. A very impressive wine that's youthful and impeccably balanced." (11/04) Robert Parker: "The luxury-priced 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve reveals a dark plum/purple color, and lavish quantities of toasty new oak in the smoky, vanillin, and cassis-scented nose. This forward, soft, medium to full-bodied wine possesses very good to excellent concentration... Read More » 


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WS 94

1996 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dark ruby-colored 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley exhibits a pronounced smoky, espresso bean, and kirsch-scented nose. Round, dense, rich, full-bodied, and open-knit, its low acid flavors are undeniably appealing. Black olives make an appearance in the wine's aromatics as it sits in the glass. Anticipated maturity: now-2015." (1/2000) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red-ruby. Ripe aromas of cherry, dark chocolate, tar and mint. Less dense than the '97 but shows the baby fat of the vintage. But doesn't have quite as much flavor development as the '97. Finishes with ...Read More » 


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RP 92

2001 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley (by the way, all of the Alexander Valley offerings are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has a big, sweet, oaky nose and a seductive panoply of spices from cedarwood to plum pudding and fruitcake notes. It is a sexy, sensual, broad, flavorful Cabernet lacking serious depth, but offering attractive fruit, plenty of ripeness, and a big wallop of American oak. Drink it over the next decade. (RP)" (2/2005) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium-deep red. Exotic American oak tones of bourbon, coconut and cocoa butter dominate the nose. Then fat, lush, suave ...Read More » 


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RP 90

2004 Heitz Cellar "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Wine Spectator: "Shows hints of maturity, with chocolate mint, cherry and currant flavors that are intense yet elegant, balanced and stylish. Full-bodied, firm and focused, this is complex and concentrated without being heavy, offering the wine's classic style and personality. Drink now through 2018." (10/2009) K&L Notes: A legend in Napa Valley Cabernet, Martha's Vineyard in the Valley's Oakville appellation is now certified organic by CCOF. Heralded as a classic, the 2004 shows pure "Martha's" Cabernet varietal blackberry and black cherry aromas and flavors along with the iconic wi... Read More » 


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WS 93

2010 Stony Hill Estate Napa Valley Chardonnay

Wine Spectator: "Fresh, clean and pithy, with taut tangerine, nectarine and citrus blossom flavors, ending with subtle white fruit notes. (Web-2012)" K&L Notes: According to the winery: "'I believe this is going to be a great wine...it already is!' That's what winemaker Mike Chelini says about our 2010 Chardonnay vintage. As always, it is pale straw in color. Its aromas carry a distinctive minerality backed by green apple, Muscat and lemon zest. The mouth feel combines richness and acidity, and it's that balance of fruit and tartness that we always strive for. Apples, lemon and an ea... Read More » 


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1999 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dense, dark and deep—it’s the three Ds of Napa Cabernet on full display. Aromas of plumcake and bacon get it going, followed by kirsch and blueberry flavors. The smoky, woody finish has essences of campfire, chocolate and espresso. This packs a ton of flavor and it’s highly recommended for fans of powerful California wines." (11/2002)92 points Wine Spectator: "Smooth, rich and polished, with a tasty array of currant, anise, plum and blackberry fruit that's sharply focused, with pretty, toasty oak nuances adding depth and dimension on the finish." (6/2002) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red-ruby. Aromas of r ...Read More » 


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WE 93 WS 92

1998 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley reveals complex aromatics of spice box, fruit cake, new oak, and dried herbs. Its frontal attack offers plenty of black currant fruit, licorice, olives, and Provencal herbs." (8/2002)  


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1996 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby-red. Spicy aromas of cassis, black plum, black cherry, roasted nuts and shoe polish. Fat and sweet, with good depth of flavor and harmonious acidity. Thick but ripe tannins coat the tongue." (5/1999)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, .5% Merlot, and 1.5% Petit Verdot) has a dark ruby/plum color and a gorgeous, complex nose of cedar, spice box, cherries, jammy plums and cassis. The wine is fleshy, medium to full-bodied, seductive, and filled with glycerin. The finish is all silk." (12/2000)  


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ST 89 - 92 RP 91

2002 Mayacamas Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

The thin, rocky volcanic soils at Mayacamas, in the Mt. Veeder district of western Napa, decrease vigor, producing small, concentrated berries. Mild summers and cold winters further intensify flavors. After two and half years in wood (a year and a half in large oak casks, then one year in 60 gallon oak barrels) the wine exhibits classic structure, with balanced acids and tannins. Pure berries fill the nose with undercurrents of Mt. Veeder licorice and bay. On the palate, the fruit tends toward the dark, blackberry and black cherry, with hints of pepper a... Read More » 


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1998 Etude Carneros Pinot Noir

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good dark red. Complex aromas of smoky raspberry, cassis, black cherry, minerals and earth. Lovely concentration and purity of raspberry flavor; offers sappy freshness and a silky texture. Finishes long and subtle, with light, dusty tannins. Still quite young. This seems superior to the '97 release. The crop level was low in '98 and the berries were small, notes Soter, who added that there were more problems with heat in both '96 and '99." (May/June 00) 


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ST 91

2003 Pisoni "Estate" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The exuberant, twitchy Gary Pisoni and his sons have fashioned a spectacular 2003 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard. Its dense purple color is accompanied by gorgeous aromas of forest floor, black and blue fruits, and hints of charcoal as well as white flowers. Rich, full-bodied, and opulent, with enough acidity and structure to provide definition and vibrancy..."" (8/2005)  


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RP 94

1986 Robert Mondavi "Reserve" Napa Valley Pinot Noir

According to Wine Spectator: "Decadent and drying, but holding. Earthy mushroom and dried cherry flavors dominate up front, with more appealing tea and herb-accented flavors on the finish.--1986 California Pinor Noir horizontal." (03/97) 


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2001 Rochioli Russian River Valley Zinfandel

One Puff Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine: "Smells of ripe berries and oak mix in the medium-volume nose, and the wine is similarly on track in the mouth before running into a touch of piquant acidity that limits its uses with food to dishes like spaghetti with meat balls or basic pizzas." (Volume 27 Issue 11: September 2003) 


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1984 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Chateau Montelena's wines possess gorgeous potential when young, and are even better when revisited later. The 1984 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits the forward, jammy, cassis, and other black fruit character of the vintage, marvelously rich, full-bodied, concentrated flavors, high extract, gobs of glycerin, and moderate tannin in the finish. Its virtues - purity, richness, and opulence - along with a firm underpinning of tannin, should serve it well...(RP)" (8/1994)  


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RP 92

2004 Culler Napa Valley Syrah

92 points Wine Spectator: "Intense yet supple, with rich, restrained wild berry, black cherry and spice. Well-focused, graceful and balanced, ending with rich fruit, hints of earth and firm, ripe tannins. Drink now through 2011. 140 cases made." (02/07) 90 points Robert Parker: "The dense ruby/purple-hued 2004 Syrah Napa, from a vineyard in the Soda Canyon area, shows loads of blackberry fruit in its big, powerful, flashy, but straightforward personality. It should drink well for 5-6 years." (12/06) 


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WS 92 RP 90

2003 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Alexander Valley cuvee is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in new oak. The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley reveals an exaggerated tannin profile along with sweet plum, cherry, and currant fruit as well as notes of licorice, dried herbs, spice box, and toasty American wood. It could use a bit more flesh and depth, but it is certainly a very good, aromatic, spicy wine to consume during its first 8-9 years of life." (12/2005) Wine Spectator: "Tight, earthy and unusually tannic for this wine, with fresh earth, mineral and dried currant fruit shaded by a dill-coconut f ...Read More » 


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2000 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley is a medium-bodied, soft, attractive effort with plenty of herbaceousness along with notes of figs, plums, and red currants. Made in an up-front style, it begs to be drunk over the next 7-8 years." (12/2003) Wine Spectator: "Smooth and polished, with a mix of mature cedar, currant and cherry-scented fruit, framed by a dash of smoky vanilla- and coconut-shaded oak, but finishing with a complex mix of fruit and oak." (9/2004)  


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1986 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
1986 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Two of the most impressive wines in these tastings, both of Dunn's 1986s tasted like 3-4-year old Cabernets rather than 10-year old adolescents. The opaque purple-colored 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain offers awesome richness, mindboggling intensity, huge tannin, a massive mouthfeel, and a closed yet formidably long, well-endowed finish. This wine could be put in a tasting of 1994 California Cabernets and not stand out as a 10-year old wine. Give it another 5-7 years of cellaring and drink it over the subsequent 25-30 years ... amazing! (RP) ...Read More » 


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RP 95 AG 93

1996 Robert Craig Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Wine Spectator: "*Cellar Selection* A winner, this Bordeaux-style red blend is smooth and supple, with a tasty core of black cherry, currant, anise, sage, cedar and spice flavors that are rich and concentrated, long and lingering. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc." (4/1999)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The opaque purple-colored 1996 Affinity, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, displays a noteworthy blueberry jam-scented nose with aromas of high quality new oak. The wine is elegant, full-bodied, and complex, with its outstanding aromatics backed up by rip ...Read More » 


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WS 92 RP 90

1994 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1994 boasts an inky/purple color along with a glorious nose of black raspberries, blackberries and black currants that is still somewhat primary despite nearly 18 years in bottle. The Phelps team kept this cuvee in 100% new French oak for 28 months. Its magnificent structure, intensity and purity of fruit, ripeness, balance combined with authoritative power and the magnetic appeal of this full-bodied, Bordeaux-styled wine are extraordinary. This amazing effort is just coming into its best years, and should drink well for at least another 15-20 years. ...Read More » 


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1999 Pride Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Wine Spectator: "Well-oaked, with creamy, mocha-scented flavors leading to a ripe, supple, complex core of currant, black cherry, anise, spice and mineral. Turns sleek and elegant on the finish, with a long, lively aftertaste." (2/2002)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(from vines just yards across the county line) Good medium ruby-red. Sappy aromas of black- and redcurrant, licorice, brown spices and shoe polish. Denser than the cabernet franc bottling, with a higher pitch despite its creamy-sweet berry flavors. Exotic oak adds another layer of flavor to this already enticing but still young cabernet. Fo ...Read More » 


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2003 Dehlinger Estate Russian River Valley Syrah

92 points Robert Parker: "The 2003 Syrah Estate (460 cases) is a selection of the vineyard’s finest fruit. It exhibits more concentration as well as additional nuances of acacia flowers and meat. With a terrific texture, loads of blackberries as well as glycerin, and a heady finish, it should drink well for 7-8 years." (12/06) 


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RP 92

1980 Spring Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

James Laube: "A big, rich, concentrated wine, high in extract, tannic and full bodied, wih ripe plum, black cherry, cedar and spice flavors. While it lacks elegance and finesse now, it has all the ingredients to gain with cellaring." (Wine Spectator's Ultimate Guide - California's Great Cabernets, 1989, pg 342) 


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1997 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley is a dense purple color with boisterous, sweet, spicy, new oak, licorice, and olive notes. This flamboyant wine tastes lighter than I would have expected for a 1997. In the mouth, it reveals medium body, sweet jammy cherry fruit, and a soft finish." (12/2000) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red, with a hint of development at the rim. Classic California cabernet aromas of blackcurrant, tar and menthol. Began slightly lean and herbaceous but seemed to put on weight and gain in texture as it opened in the glass. Firm acids are a bit tart but ...Read More » 


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2002 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Wine Spectator: "A plush display of oak and ripe fruit, with the signature vanilla bean oak joining currant and plum fruit flavors that are ripe and intense, yet supple. Well balanced, with good depth, focus and concentration." (5/2007)  


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WS 90

2004 Robert Mondavi "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Complex, sweet nose combines black cherry, blackcurrant, gravel, licorice and graphite. Silky, minerally and sweet, with terrific intensity and thrust, not to mention inner-mouth energy. Finishes with a firm spine of ripe tannins and very persistent, mouthcoating fruits and minerals. This is a full 15.3% alcohol but I never would have guessed it. Interestingly, associate winemaker Gonzalez told me he particularly likes the power of the 2003 reds here, "especially in their youth." But this has real verve." (5/2007)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 86% Cabernet S ...Read More » 


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1995 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc, the 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa has turned out even better than the 1994. It possesses a more saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a more flamboyant and exotic bouquet. Moreoever, it seems less evolved. Full-bodied and pure, with layer upon layer of concentrated black fruits, smoke, cedar, and toast, it should drink well for 16-17 years." (12/1998)  


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RP 95

2001 Robert Mondavi "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Wine Spectator: "Smooth and sophisticated, with complex, graceful mocha, espresso bean, dried berry, currant, black cherry and plum woven together in an open-knit style that's deceptively deep and penetrating. At a perfect drinking intersection, where the fruit is at times youthful yet maturing.--2001 California Cabernet blind retrospective (June 2011). (Web Only—2011)"94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A brilliant effort from Mondavi, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot) exhibits complex aromatics of forest floor, ...Read More » 


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2002 Turley "Old Vines" California Zinfandel

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2002 Zinfandel Old Vines is a blend of lots that did not make the grade for the single vineyard offerings. No wimpy wine at 16.4% alcohol, it exhibits deep, jammy black fruits intermixed with saddle leather, pepper, and earth." (12/2003)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good full ruby-red. Superripe aromas of raspberry syrup and flowers, with hints of exotic fruits. Sweet, lush and sappy; big and rich. Very ripe fruit syrup flavors lifted by spice and minerals. Velvety, fat, superripe zinfandel with a long, spicy finish." (6/2004)89 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe, intense and concentrated, with deftly balanced fru ...Read More » 


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1997 Pride Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Wine Spectator: "**Top 100 Wines of 2000** Dark and intense, with a solid, plush core of ripe, rich currant, black cherry, blackberry and light cedar notes. Jam-packed with flavors, it's an immense wine but beautifully balanced." (4/2000) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The opaque black/purple-colored 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (3,472 cases) offers sensational notes of black currants, minerals, smoke, licorice, and new oak. Full-bodied, with fabulous extract and power, the acidity, tannin, and potentially harsh components are well-meshed with the wine's personality. This is a large, ripe, impeccably balanc ...Read More » 


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1997 Richard Perry Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Wine Spectator: "Weaves together a pretty array of ripe plum, currant, black cherry and mocha-flavored oak, turning smooth and supple, with polished tannins and wonderful length. Turns firm on the finish. Drink now through 2008. 400 cases made." (12/2000) K&L's notes - Winemaker Gregory Graham helped to craft this 400 case production which is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvginon and 10% Merlot. It is a handcrafted wine that is produced from a single vineyard located high above the valley floor on terraced hillsides. The wine is extremely rich and... Read More » 


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WS 90

1980 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Richard Jennings: "Bricking medium dark red violet color; maturing, mushroom, earthy, black fruit nose; tasty, mature, tangy, mushroom, tart black fruit palate with firm tannins; medium-plus finish." (rjonwine.com) 4/7/2011. You can't talk about Napa Valley wine, or any California wine for that matter, without mentioning the incredible debt owed to Robert Mondavi. His passion and ingenuity are synonymous with Napa's rise. 


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2001 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Merlot should convert all the doubters of this varietal in Napa Valley, as it is consistently one of the top two or three Merlots made in California. At ten years of age, the 2001 confirms what an extraordinary Merlot producer he is. It transcends the category and puts to shame most of the Merlots that emerge from the Golden State. A dense plum/purple color is accompanied by a beautifully sweet nose of melted chocolate, creme de cassis, cherry pie, earth and spice. It possesses a voluptuous texture, brilliant purity and equilibrium, and a chewy, succ ...Read More » 


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2010 Sean Thackrey " Lyra" Knights Valley Viognier

A round, clean, floral Viognier with stone fruit and melon aromas carry over to the palate. The wine is surprisingly devoid of the funky Bolinas character that infuses many of the Thackrey wines, but in the case of this Viognier, it's probably a good things. Appealing, bright fruit, good texture. 


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1997 Diamond Creek "Volcanic Hill" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Mature now, this wine received 93 points and a Cellar Selection designation from the Wine Spectator upon release, saying: "Earthy, tannic and mushroomy, this renowned Diamond Creek red slowly emerges from its shell, unveiling tight currant, black cherry, anise, sage and cedar notes; there's a lot of substance in this young wine, be patient. Best from 2002 through 2013. 1,250 cases made." (11/99) 


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2002 A. Rafanelli Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

The Rafanelli family is now in its fourth generation of growing grapes and making wine in the Dry Creek Valley. This winery is small and family operated, and the focus has always been on quality over quantity. The winery consistently produces Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon that are among the finest in Sonoma County! 


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2002 Merus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
2002 Merus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine has tightened down considerably since I first had it, which surprised me. Its dense opaque bluish/purple color offers up notes of charred wood and barbecue smoke as well as oodles of blackberry jam, licorice, and camphor. Some graphite also makes an impression in this full-bodied, massive and muscular, yet impressively built and multi-dimensional Cabernet Sauvignon. This cross-valley blend has turned out exceptionally well, but it is still a good 4-5 years away from full maturity, where it should stay for 15-20 years. (RP, 94+)" (6/2012)94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep, br ...Read More » 


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1996 Etude Carneros Pinot Noir (375ml)

90-94 points Stephen Tanzer: "Good red color. Spicy aromas of raspberry, smoke, herbs, mint and licorice. Similar flavors on the palate; supple, sweet, lush and pliant. Sound structure covered by flesh. Finishes with palate-caressing ripe tannins and a note of smoked meat. Stylish and persistent." (May/Jun 98) According to Robert Parker: "Aged in 60% new French oak and bottled without filtration, the deep ruby-colored 1996 Pinot Noir Carneros exhibits a smoky, spicy, more intense nose than its 1995 counterpart. The wine possesses fine ripeness, plenty o... Read More » 


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ST 90 - 94



2002 Arrowood Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A brilliant effort, the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma (5,000 cases produced) is a sleeper of the vintage. A deep ruby/purple color is followed by loads of black currant fruit intermixed with hints of smoke, earth, dried herbs, and licorice. It possesses full body, wonderful ripeness and purity, a layered mouthfeel, and a velvety texture. Moreover, it is fairly priced." (12/2005) K&L Notes: Richard Arrowood was winemaker during the 2002 vintage, while the winery was owned by Robert Mondavi. 


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RP 90

1984 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

BV's flagship wine, which is named for the founder of Beaulieu Vineyard, from the warm vintage of 1984. According the the winery's collectors' notes, the wine shows a maturing, medium full ruby-garnet color: "The bouquet is nicely elegant, with mint, berry and sweet cherry aromas that show more richness and depth than the palate. The flavors are slightly stewed (it was a warm vintage), yet also a bit acidic, while showing quite a lot of fullness." In 2009, wine writer Richard Jennings had similar notes: "Medium red color with pale meniscus; intriguing sa... Read More » 


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2005 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "Artemis" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Stag's Leap approaches their Napa Valley collection of wines the same way they do their limited production gems. The foundation for this blend comes from Arcadia Vineyard, though the wine's elegant perfume is distinctly Fay Vineyard and a small addition of S.L.V. fruit adds complexity and concentration. The Artemis is velvety and generous, with aromas of cassis and caramel with notes of black olive, black pepper and truffles. On the palate, classic claret flavors of cassis and black cherry are lifted by notes of violets and vanilla. Try this on a cold wi... Read More » 


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