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2012 Thomas Coyne Livermore Valley Grenache (Previously $25)

Back in August of last year I was approached by Anne Marie Coyne-Kashkooli, the daughter of Thomas Coyne, who was curious if we were interested in buying a large lot from the Thomas Coyne Winery. To hear that name was a blast from the past for me. For years before I came to K&L I sold the wines out of a little shop in Berkeley that I helped run, and they were always wildly popular with our customers. They were wines of zero pretense, full of charm and ease--so I was all ears. Turned out Thomas, who had been the moving force of the winery, had passed away... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An absolutely fabulous value is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. This comes from multiple sources and there are 46,000+ cases of it. A stunning Cabernet Sauvignon and a classic example of Napa viticulture, this blend of 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, was aged just over two years in oak. Loads of sweet blackcurrant fruit, cocoa, a touch of toast, earth, and baking spice are all present in this wine that has terrific fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a full-bodied mouthfeel, no hard edges and a lus ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $32.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 JS 92

2012 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2012 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (93RP, 92JS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An absolutely fabulous value is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. This comes from multiple sources and there are 46,000+ cases of it. A stunning Cabernet Sauvignon and a classic example of Napa viticulture, this blend of 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, was aged just over two years in oak. Loads of sweet blackcurrant fruit, cocoa, a touch of toast, earth, and baking spice are all present in this wine that has terrific fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a full-bodied mouthfeel, no hard edges and a luscious, opulent, gorgeously pure style. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. Although I wouldn’t be surprised to see it last longer. For old-time reader/subscribers, this might be the modern-day equivalent of the great 1974 Souverain Vintage Selection that I recommended back in the late 1970s and is still going stro 

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2012 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 2)


End Date: May 5 2016 11:00AM PT

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RP 93 JS 92

2012 Thomas Coyne Lodi Zinfandel (Previously $25)

Back in August of last year I was approached by Anne Marie Coyne-Kashkooli, the daughter of Thomas Coyne, who was curious if we were interested in buying a large lot from the Thomas Coyne Winery. To hear that name was a blast from the past for me. For years before I came to K&L I sold the wines out of a little shop in Berkeley that I helped run, and they were always wildly popular with our customers. They were wines of zero pretense, full of charm and ease--so I was all ears. Turned out Thomas, who had been the moving force of the winery, had passed away... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Gundlach Bundschu "Mountain Cuvée" Sonoma County Red Blend

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A California Côtes du Rhône look-alike, the 2012 Mountain Cuvée is a blend of 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 8% Zinfandel and the rest small dollops of Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Malbec aged 14 months in mostly French oak. It reveals spicy, peppery, meaty notes intermixed with hints of Provençal herbs, dense black cherry and plum-like fruit, medium to full body, an attractive texture, and a seductive finish. Drink it over the next several years. (RP)" (11/2014) Wine Enthusiast: "An unidentified mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot sourced from throughout t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Dominus "Napanook" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend Top Pick!
2012 Dominus "Napanook" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

95 points James Suckling: "This is shows wonderful aromas of tar, asphalt, wet earth and pure cherries. Full-bodied, yet soft and velvety with a fine dusty texture to the finish. Fresh and austere. Dignified. This has no Cabernet Franc in it this year. Normally there is 3% to 5%." (4/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The second wine, the 2012 Napanook Proprietary Red Wine has a similar profile, but certainly comes across as less nuanced and slightly less concentrated and profound compared to its bigger sister. It is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. It does reflect the fact that the select ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Thomas Coyne Livermore Valley Merlot (Previously $25) Top Pick!
2012 Thomas Coyne Livermore Valley Merlot (Previously $25)

Back in August of last year I was approached by Anne Marie Coyne-Kashkooli, the daughter of Thomas Coyne, who was curious if we were interested in buying a large lot from the Thomas Coyne Winery. To hear that name was a blast from the past for me. For years before I came to K&L I sold the wines out of a little shop in Berkeley that I helped run, and they were always wildly popular with our customers. They were wines of zero pretense, full of charm and ease--so I was all ears. Turned out Thomas, who had been the moving force of the winery, had passed away... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Olema Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast: "Red currant and clove mark this wine that’s lean in yeasty bread tones, with soft tannins." (12/2014) K&L Notes: Olema is produced by the folks at Amici Cellars. Fruit was sourced from select vineyards around Sonoma County and blended with a splash of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wine was aged for more than a year in 30% new French oak before bottling. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Neely "Hidden Block-Spring Ridge Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Top Pick!
2012 Neely "Hidden Block-Spring Ridge Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Starting out slightly reductive, the 2012 Pinot Noir Hidden Block Spring Ridge Vineyard opens up nicely with air and shows lots of forest floor, currants, mushroom and earth in a medium-bodied, supple, nicely textured and balanced package. Certainly showing the more earthy, underbrush and darker end of the spectrum, it should benefit from a year or two in the cellar and drink nicely through 2023. Some of my favorite Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays in California come from Jim and Bob Varner. As I wrote last year, all of these releases come from the estate S ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 93 VN 92

2012 Stonestreet "Estate" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Stonestreet "Estate" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As for Stonestreet’s red wines, these were by far the strongest efforts I have ever tasted from this estate. The five 2012 cuvées I tasted are all from amazing elevations. For example, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate comes from vineyards between 500 and 2,400 foot elevations. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Malbec aged 17 months in 30% new French oak, it exhibits an inky/blue/purple color as well as a terrific nose of wet pebbles, blueberries, blackcurrants, lead pencil shavings and charcoal presented in a full-bodied, rich, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Joseph Swan "Trenton Estate" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Silky yet slightly grippy, this is a mineral-driven wine, with violet and spicy cardamom aromas atop bright, vibrant swathes of cherry and wild strawberry. This vineyard is where Joseph Swan himself first planted Pinot Noir, it retains all the promise and greatness of his initial discovery of this magical place along the Laguna Ridge." (4/2016) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby-red. Youthful, highly perfumed red and dark berry scents are complemented by deeper notes of cola, mocha and black cardamon, with a sexy floral nuance building in the glass. Smooth, ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
WE 95 ST 92

2012 Lyeth Sonoma County Meritage

Wine & Spirits: "A velvety blend based on merlot, this is simple but clean, its strawberry-red fruit lifted...It’s light enough for roast chicken." (8/2015) K&L Notes: Lyeth's Meritage is a blend of the five red Bordeaux varietals with 58% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. With grapes sourced from select vineyards across Sonoma County, it is the flagship wine of the estate and delivers an excellent value. From the winery: "A brilliant garnet in color, this Meritage is rich with aromas of dark cherry, plum, and boysenberry with subtle ... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Mount Veeder Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Made in large-enough quantities to be widely available, as well as at a rare price point for the appellation, this is a bit of a find. Juicy in red-fruit tones yet supported by drying tannins, this is pleasurably perplexing, with a hint of mint on the nose. Full bodied, it finishes with tobacco and fig. Cellar through 2020." (12/2015) Wine Spectator: "A solid effort, firm, dense and rich, with loamy dark berry, cedar, anise and gravelly flavors, ending with gripping tannins. Drink now through 2024." (11/2015) K&L Notes: With vineyard elevations ranging 1,000-1,600 fe... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
WE 92

2012 Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. According to the winemaker: "Ripe aromas of dark fruits, pepper and cassis, with deep and complex flavors of cocoa powder, black cherries, raspberries and coffee. Though youthful and exuberant now, this wine has the structure to reward cellaring for 10-15 years." 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Kuleto "Native Son" Napa Valley Red Blend Top Pick!
2012 Kuleto "Native Son" Napa Valley Red Blend

Wine Enthusiast: "A Zinfandel-based blend, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot and Malbec, this wine is hearty, thick and dense. It traffics in smoky char, leathery tannins and a strong taste of tobacco, finishing with a flash of red plum." (12/2015)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

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2012 Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $45)

88-90 points Vinous: "Hall's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is laced with attractive plum, mocha, licorice, spices and menthol notes. This juicy, highly expressive Cabernet Sauvignon is shaping up beautifully. It should drink well pretty much upon release. (AG)" (11/2013) Wine Spectator: "Well done in an austere style, marked by dusty, cedary oak, dried berry, sage and underbrush notes, ending with a woody flavor and texture. Drink now through 2023." (10/2015) K&L Notes: Hall sources select fruit from across Napa Valley for their entry-level Cabernet Sauvignon bottling, and the result is a very substantial and har... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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VN 88 - 90

2012 Schramsberg Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine

92 points Wine Spectator: "Plush, with floral strawberry and brioche aromas and rich, layered flavors of blood orange, gingerbread and almond. Drink now" (10/2015) K&L Notes: From Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies: “The 2012 Brut Rosé has generous aromas of mixed red berries, orange blossom, and white peach. Its fruitful nose is complemented by notes of shortcake and cream. The palate bursts with flavors of raspberry sorbet, lemon custard, and summer apricot. The wine has a fresh and juicy acidity which drives to a supple, round finish.” 76% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 92

2012 Frank Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points James Suckling: "Shows richness and balance with blackberry and black currant character. Full-bodied, firm and silky. Tight and serious. Needs two or three years to soften." (7/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is a much more friendly, supple, fruit-forward style of wine with loads of créme de cassis, plum, licorice and spice. This opulent, full-bodied wine is certainly going to be a big hit with consumers. It is broad, savory and pretty much everything one wants in a delicious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Bring on the grilled meats! This wine should drink well for 10-15 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Chateau St. Jean Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Vinous: "Sweet dark cherries, smoke, graphite and grilled herbs flesh out in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, a voluptuous, racy wine that captures the essence of the vintage. Firm yet well-integrated tannins support the fruit in a powerful, structured Cabernet Sauvignon that delivers tons of quality for the money." (1/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "*#78 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2015* Exhibits ripe and juicy, yet firm, flavors of currant and blackberry amid a gravelly earthiness before finding focus on the finish, where the tannins are chewy, revealing a licorice touch. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $23.99 Add To Cart
VN 92 WS 91

2012 Smith-Madrone Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Smith-Madrone Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Vinous: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is quite a bit more polished than the 2011. Ripe, voluptuous and very much in the style of the year, the 2012 is a showy wine, with plenty of intensity and resonance. At the same time, there is plenty of tannic backbone lurking beneath that gives the wine its power and overall structure. These are the first wines I have tasted from Smith Madrone and proprietor Stu Smith in some time. Smith Madrone is located on Spring Mountain, one of the most pedigreed sites for growing Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. The three vintages I ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Qupé "Bien Nacido Reserve-Block Eleven" Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay

93 points Vinous: "The 2012 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Reserve Block Eleven is rich and voluptuous in the glass, with copious apricot pit, honey, chamomile, butter, spice and orange blossom. This is a decidedly flashy, buttery Chardonnay, but all the elements are in the right place, even if this style can't exactly be called subtle. If these new releases are any indication, Qupé is going through a transition following the sale of a majority interest to Charles Banks' Terroir Selections. It will be interesting to see how the infusion of capital manifests itself here. As for the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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VN 93 RP 92

2012 Bogle "The Phantom" California Red Blend

Producer Note: "Phantom, Bogle’s mysterious apparition of ripe berry and relentless spice, returns to haunt wine lovers. Full of concentration and intensity, this wine will tease, tantalize and linger long after the last sip is gone. A symphony bewitches your senses immediately: juniper berry and spice, with just a wisp of toasted coconut hinting at the American oak aging. Sparkling rubies catch the light and tempt your first sip. Juicy plums and brawny blackberries are succulent and intoxicating, as the full bodied structure takes hold. Abundant, ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2012 Joseph Swan "Cuvée de Trois" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid ruby-red. Wilder and deeper in pitch than the 2011 version, displaying powerful black raspberry and boysenberry scents and smoky floral and herbal nuances. Juicy acidity adds lift and structure to the ripe, subtly spicy dark berry flavors. The finish features chewy tannins, an echo of candied flowers and very good persistence." (6/2014) K&L Notes: An entry level Pinot Noir from one of K&L's longtime favorite producers. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend Top Pick!
2012 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

97 points James Suckling: "Glorious purity of fruit here with blackcurrants, blueberries, dark chocolate, fresh herbs and forest floor. Hints of mint. Full body, seamless tannins and wonderful balance. Tight and compacted tannins with beautiful fruit and great length. Hazelnut and chocolate. Goes on for minutes. One of the best Opus in years. Compacted and beautiful. Hard not to drink now but better in 2018." (4/2015) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The iconic 2012 Proprietary Red Opus One is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot and 2% Malbec aged 18 months in French oak ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2012 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Benefiting from a larger percentage of Three Palms Vineyard fruit than ever before, this majority Merlot also holds Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The result is a density of rich, soft and spicy red fruit supported by structured tannins. This is ready for the table and a wide range of pairings." (12/2015) 90 points James Suckling: "A fresh style of Merlot with light chocolate and blueberry character. Medium body, firm tannins and a crisp finish. Food matcher." (7/2015) K&L Notes: This Merlot-dominated blend reminds us why Duckhorn earned its reputation as one of Cal... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
WE 91 JS 90

2012 Turnbull Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points James Suckling: "A very ripe red with dried fruit and lots of chewy tannins. Full and a little hot. Needs time to soften. Phenolic character and texture suggest cold soaking before fermentation which is a little annoying, but it should come together with bottle age. Better in 2017." (7/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Taut and vibrant, with rich, juicy black cherry, plum and blackberry flavors, accented by touches of dusty, cedary oak, loamy soil, black licorice and spice on the aftertaste. Offers fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026." (10/2015) Jancis Robinson: "Forward style. Intense nose of cocoa powder, cas ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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JS 91 WS 90

2012 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend Top Pick!
2012 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Flirting with perfection, the 2012 Dominus is composed of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Five thousand cases were produced, a relatively modest amount from this large vineyard’s big crop. Christian Moueix told me that there was plenty of heat in 2012, but there were no excessive hot spells that can plague Napa Valley vintners during the growing season and harvest. This wine’s opaque plum/purple color is accompanied by a beautiful nose of sweet crème de cassis, a touch of background oak (only 40% new oak is used), spice box ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of black currants, walnut shell and blueberries follow through to a full body, round tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows the finesse and drinkability of the 2012 vintage. Drink or hold." (1/2016) 90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Both generously fruited and solidly structured with a steady fix on fairly deep, classically curranty Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, this inviting wine gains added richness from its well-integrated oak and flirts with touches of graphite and sweet soil. It is full and slightly supple on entry before ample tannins arrive to remind that it is, in fact, still a y ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart
JS 92 CG 90

2012 Beaulieu Vineyard "Tapestry Reserve" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend Top Pick!
2012 Beaulieu Vineyard "Tapestry Reserve" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The impressive 2012 Reserve Tapestry, a blend of Bordeaux varietals, is more elegant and slightly less intense than the Private Reserve. It offers up sweet black cherry fruit notes intermixed with licorice, spice box and dusty, loamy soil undertones. Medium to full-bodied and deep with loads of ripe fruit, low acidity and sweet, velvety tannins, it can be enjoyed over the next decade." (10/2014) 91 points Vinous: "The 2012 Reserve Tapestry, BV's Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend, is pliant and supple in style, with an extra kick of mid-palate juiciness from the Merlot and Malbe ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 92 VN 91

2012 Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points James Suckling: "A balanced and beautiful red with chili, black currants and blackberry character. Full body, round and firm tannins and a long, long finish. A beautiful Groth. Drink or hold." (7/2015) Wine Spectator: "Offers a pleasantly balanced mix of ripe cherry and raspberry fruit, shaded by light cedary oak. Ends with a long, refined finish. Drink now through 2021." (11/2015)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 93

2012 Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $25)

The 2012 vintage in Sonoma County was a productive one, and this mostly Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with a few lots from Sonoma Valley and Dry Creek Valley, didn't need more than 7% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec to help flesh it out. The grapes are sourced 90% from Alexander Valley, 6% Sonoma Valley and 4% Dry Creek Valley. The wine is aged for 16 months in 100% small oak barrels of which 24% are new French oak and 10% new American oak. A beautiful wine on the nose, the 2012 Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Girard Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Girard Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Enthusiast: "Soft and fruity in black cherry and plum, this wine offers a solid foundation of cinnamon spice atop a mountain of blackberry. The acidity is well measured and the finish medium in length and breadth." (11/2015)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Wine Club

$19.99

2012 Ladera Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2012 is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon with the other four Bordeaux varietals all represented in the blend, which was aged in 40% new oak for twenty months. Spice notes complement the intense dark fruit while well-integrated tannins give this wine structure and an elegant mouthfeel. Intense and complex, this Cabernet truly delivers. 


Inventory: San Francisco

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2012 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Zinfandel

Vinous: "Deep ruby. Dried cherry and redcurrant aromas show good energy and a hint of spiciness. Firm and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and cracked pepper qualities and a hint of candied flowers. Finishes with repeating spiciness, dusty tannins and good nervy persistence. Most of the Ancient Peaks wines are priced for a large target audience at what are very low tariffs for the region, but the rest are solidly at the high end, with not much in between. All of the wines, which are made by Mike Sinor (Sinor-LaVallee), have been solid in recent years ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Robert Sinskey Carneros Pinot Noir

Robert Sinskey Vineyards is the cult winery that nobody calls a cult winery, an early adopter of organic and Biodynamic winegrowing on over 200 acres of vineyards in the Carneros and Stags Leap districts, and a very culinary-centric operation, too. The winery's note on the vintage: "The 2012 vintage created wines that are as close to perfect as we have ever seen. The translucent, ruby red color triggers symptoms of synesthesia as you think you can almost smell or taste the wine just by looking at its vibrant color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry and ras... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points James Suckling: "A wine with currant and blackberry aromas and flavors. Full body, fine tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Lovely tension and finesse." (7/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Faust is designed as a second wine so that only the top lots end up in the Quintessa. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, sweet crème de cassis fruit, chocolate, licorice and underbrush characteristics in a delicious, fruit-forward, open-knit style. Enjoy it over the next decade or more. (RP)" (10/2014) Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Sanguine, gamy and powerful from the first moment onward, t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 93 RP 90

2012 Darioush "Caravan" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Darioush "Caravan" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Caravan is made with the same meticulous skill and quality Napa fruit as the Darioush "Signature" wines, but it displays a somewhat more fruit-driven palate and forward profile. A blending of 14% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Malbec add finesse to the Cabernet and complexity to the finish. Fruit was hand-harvested into small baskets before being sorted twice before pressing. The wine spent 22 months in 70% new French and other European oak before bottling. From the winery: "A fabulous vintage produced a stylish and substantial 2012 Caravan with a fir... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Cherry Pie "Stanly Ranch" Carneros Pinot Noir

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The two vintages of Pinot Noir that I tasted started with his famous 2012 Cherry Pie Stanly Ranch. This is a completely destemmed, sexy, in-your-face style of Pinot Noir, much like Jayson Woodbridge himself. Terroiristes will probably get their panties in a twist arguing that it is too delicious, too yummy, but this is a beautiful wine with super black cherry/kirsch liqueur-like fruitiness, soft tannins, and a round, juicy, authentic Pinot Noir character. (RP)" (8/2015) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale-medium bright red. Aromas of raspberry, brown spices and underbrush are lifted by ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 91 ST 90

2012 True Myth Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

From Niven Family Wine Estates and their SIP (Sustainability in Practice™) certified vineyards, this good value Paso Cab is typically bold and rich, "loaded with blackberry jam, cherry, black currant, exotic spices and cola, with notes of caramelized oak," according the winery's note. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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2012 Hendry "Block 28" Napa Valley Zinfandel

94 points Wine & Spirits: "George Hendry once helped farm the Brandlin Ranch on Mount Veeder, where he took cuttings of the old-vine Zinfandel when the property was sold in 1995. He grafted that budwood onto St. George rootstock at his benchland vineyard west of Napa and north of the San Pablo Bay, where morning fog and offshore breezes in the afternoon help to cool the vines. This 2012 parallels the hearty depths of an old-vine Zin, the ripe sour-cherry flavors driven by alcohol but not heated by it, the tannins buzzing with energy. It’s brisk and bright, complex and joyous. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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W&S 94

2012 Benziger Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

From the winery: "Blended from premiere benchland vineyards, our Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is graceful yet profound and youthful yet polished. Inviting aromas of black cherry and blackberry fruit dusted with chocolate, along with dried herbs, cinnamon and vanilla. An elegant, juicy entry with flavors of berry cobbler followed by mocha and wood spice unite, layer by layer to form a finish that is rich with structured tannins." 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petite Verdot, 5% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour - Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour - Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The deep ruby/purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour is BV’s flagship wine. It boasts sweet notes of charcoal, burning embers, vanillin, tar and copious quantities of blackcurrant fruit. In keeping with this generously endowed vintage, the wine is supple, full-bodied, multidimensional and opulent. It will drink beautifully young and last for 20-25 years. There is no question that Beaulieu Vineyards, an iconic estate in Rutherford that made so many great Cabernet Sauvignons in the fifties, sixties and early seventies, is ...Read More » 


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RP 94 VN 93

2012 Neyers "Neyers Ranch - Conn Valley" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a harmonious mix of dense dark berry, mocha, licorice and dusty, cedary oak flavors, smoothing out and turning supple and graceful on the long, detailed finish. Drink now through 2028." (9/2015)  


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WS 93

2012 Gallo "Signature Series" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Signature Series 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from two estate vineyards they own: the famous Monte Rosso Vineyard and the William Hill Estate Vineyard. This is a cross-valley blend of both Napa and Sonoma fruit. It’s 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 60% new oak (40% was French and 20% American) and 40% used barrels. A good wine with 15.3% natural alcohol, it is full-bodied with a dense, ruby/purple color, lots of asphalt, loamy volcanic soil and smoky notes, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a nice touch of camphor and a lu ...Read More » 


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RP 92 - 93

2012 Foxglove Central Coast Chardonnay

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Chardonnay Foxglove is my favorite of the bunch and gives up clean and classy white peach, apple blossom and subtle spice in its medium-bodied, juicy and delicious style. Brought up in stainless steel, it’s hard to beat at the price and should be purchased by the case... This is another solid lineup of superb values by the team at Varner. (JD)" (8/2014) Vinous: "Lemon oil, white flowers, mint and slate meld together in the 2012 Chardonnay. Racy and beautifully layered on the palate, this tank-fermented, non-malo Chardonnay delivers exceptional quality for ...Read More » 


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2012 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points James Suckling: "Amazing aromas of blueberry, blackberry, mineral and bark. Complex nose. Full body plus super integrated tannins with superb balance and depth. Coffee and chocolate too. Very long and mind-bending. A tribute to the vintage. Drink or hold. A long life ahead of it." (7/2015) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The flagship wine of the estate in reds is their Insignia, which has been one of the great Bordeaux blends made in California since the debut vintage in 1974. It usually has 30+ years aging potential, even in lighter vintages, of which the 2012, 2013 and 2014 are decidedly not. The 2012 ...Read More » 


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2012 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Jancis Robinson: "Deeply coloured. Very intense nose: blueberry and blackberry fruit, bramble, sweet saddle leather and oak spice with cocoa. Elegant mouthfeel with very tight but integrated tannins despite its youth. Intensity continues on the palate with consistent flavours. An elegant, Old-World-style restraint and excellent balance. Very long, complex and big but still elegant finish. (MD)" (4/2015)  


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2012 Shafer "Relentless" Napa Valley Syrah

94-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Syrah Relentless, which has not yet been bottled, is a blend of 89% Syrah and 11% Petite Sirah. In keeping with this amazing year, it’s full-bodied, juicy, succulent, flamboyant, with blueberry and blackberry fruit galore, lots of glycerin and a massive mouthfeel, but no heaviness or astringency characterize this stunning wine. This should turn out to be a great, great Rhône Ranger when released in a year or so." (10/2014) 95 points James Suckling: "This is very fresh and balanced with a dense and silky texture plus lots of violet, berry and hints of sandalwood. It’s full a ...Read More » 


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2012 Paradigm Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

This brand-new release from Napa Valley stalwart Paradigm is bold and beautiful. It's 96% Cab, with a touch of Merlot and Petit Verdot to round out the blend. Though it has yet to be reviewed, the winemaker (Heidi Peterson Barrett--of Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, etc.) is raving about it: "My First comment tasting this wine is 'wow!' It's delicious; our flagship wine at Paradigm and it delivers. Dense, deep, ripe aromas of black berry and black cherry-like fruit layered with caramel and toastiness from a nice mix of French Oak barrels. Flavors coat the ... Read More » 


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