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2006-2009 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend Vertical
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2006-2009 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2006 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (96JS, 96RP, 94ST, 93W&S, 93WE), 1-bottle of 2007 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (98RP, 97WE, 96W&S, 94ST, 93JS), 1-bottle of 2008 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (99RP, 95JS, 94WS, 93ST, 92WE), and 1-bottle of 2009 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (98JS, 97RP, 95ST, 93WS). Of the 2008 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. (RP)" (12/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2006 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)
2007 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)
2008 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)
2009 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 3 2015 5:30PM PT


2009 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

98 points James Suckling: "Stunning nose of lavender and flowers. Currants and raspberries. Subtle and intriguing. Full and dense but wonderfully balanced with firm and silky tannins and a persistent finish. Dusty texture. A wine so balanced that you want to drink it already. Better in 2017." (10/2012)97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Dominus saw about 40% new oak compared to the 20% for Napanook. A seamless classic, it offers a symphony of red and black currants, Asian plum sauce, lavender, and underbrush. Sweet Christmas fruitcake characteristics emerge from this magnificent Dominus that finished at 14.5 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Foggy Bridge San Francisco Bay Zinfandel (Previously $20)

Wine Enthusiast: "Daryl Groom is making these wines from Livermore Valley vineyards mostly and the wine is no doubt big in every way-15.6% alcohol with big tannins and big black, spicy fruit flavors hiding in there at first. It definitely needs time to open. And a giant, slathered-in-sauce kind of steak or other red meat." (11/2011)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2009 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2009 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (98RP, 96ST, 95WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Monte Bello ,72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot is simply magnificent. Layers of dark red fruit, flowers, spices and graphite are all woven together in this utterly impeccable wine. The 2009 is an especially huge, intense Monte Bello, yet a sexy, silky core of fruit lies within its imposing frame. Everything comes together in this glorious, radiant wine. Last year the 2009 had some pretty stiff competition from the 2010, but today it is simply firing on all cylinders. Eric Baugher describes 2009 as a year with cold weather early on, followed by heat in early June and July. The fruit was brought in on October 12, just before an intense downpour swept through the region. There is a purity and silkiness supported by structure in the 2009 that is impossible not to admire. Simply put, this is another utterly m 

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2009 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 3)


End Date: Aug 29 2015 4:30PM PT

Current Bid: $555.00
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RP 98 ST 96 WS 95

2009 Chasseur "Sylvia's" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Intensely perfumed, exotic aromas of strawberry and raspberry preserves, spicecake, candied flowers and incense. The spiciest and highest in pitch of this set of pinots, offering juicy red berry flavors and strong suggestions of candied rose, star anise and cinnamon. Very pure wine with outstanding finishing cut and persistence." (6/2011)  


Inventory: Redwood City

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ST 93

2009 Joseph Swan "Mancini Ranch" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. A complex, spice-tinged bouquet evokes ripe cherry and boysenberry, with smoke and licorice nuances in the background. Fleshy and supple in texture, offering concentrated cherry compote and floral pastille flavors plus a suggestion of fruitcake. Takes a darker turn on the sweet, expansive finish, which features dusty tannins and lingering smokiness. I like the blend of power and energy here." (5/2014)  


Inventory: San Francisco

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ST 91

2009 Baker Lane "Estate" Sonoma Syrah Top Pick!
2009 Baker Lane "Estate" Sonoma Syrah

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright purple. Youthfully wound-up aromas of blackberry, mulberry and violet, plus a strong note of licorice. Deeply pitched dark fruit flavors are given an exotic character by notes of violet pastille and star anise. Supple and expansive on the firm, gripping, intensely spicy finish. This textbook syrah should age well. (ST)" (5/2011) Antonio Galloni: "The 2009 Syrah Estate Vineyard shows the wilder side of the grape in its red cherries, black pepper, spices and herbs. Medium in body, it possesses good balance and energy through to the finish. (AG)" (8/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Syrah E ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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ST 92

2009 Heitz Cellar "Trailside Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The intensely flavorful wines from Rutherford's Trailside Vineyard have been part of the Heitz range since 1989. The vineyard is flanked by the Silverado Trail on one side and Conn Creek on the other and is certified organic. Aged in oak for three and half years, the winery descibes the 2009 vintage thusly: "Opulent hues of ruby and garnet draw you headlong into the glass; rich aromas of blackberry and a hint of nutmeg invite you to stay. With just the right amount of French oak there is a subtle sweetness that lifts and enhances the dark fruit character... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2009 Joseph Swan "Zeigler Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid ruby. Intense red and dark berry aromas are lifted by peppery spice and rose accents, with a bright mineral overtone adding energy. Fresh, incisive and floral on the palate, offering blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that coat the palate and pick up a subtle, refreshingly bitter orange marmalade quality. Sweeter on the chewy finish, leaving behind dark berry and licorice notes." (6/2014)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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ST 91

2009 Francis Ford Coppola "Archimedes" Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon (Elsewhere $70)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This flashy Cabernet is one of Coppola’s best Sonoma County Cabernets ever, a fine followup to the great 2007. It immediately impresses with richness, smoothness of texture and complexity, offering waves of ripe summer blackberry, blueberry and smoke. The tannins are firm, dusty and soft, making the wine drinkable now and over the next six years with steak." (12/2012)91 points Wine & Spirits: "Corey Beck blends this from estate fruit along with other lots from Alexander and Knights valleys, creating a supple, currant-scented cabernet. The structure is quiet and harmonious, the tann ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 92 W&S 91

2009 Woodenhead "Guido Venturi Vineyard" Mendocino County Zinfandel (Previously $30)

Wine Enthusiast: "Woodenhead does Pinot Noir well, too, but here it shows its skill with Zinfandel, producing a structured, peppery and leathery version bright in briary blackberry and plum. With fierce minerality at its core, this is a distinctive Zin for those who prefer their wines savory and earthy." (8/2013) K&L Notes: Mendocino County is possibly the most overlooked source for Zinfandel in California, with long-established vineyards which deliver substantial and structured expressions. The Venturi family has owned this vineyard site since 1924 which sits just west of the Redwood... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Robert Mondavi "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Mondavi's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is sumptuous and beautiful. Plums, mocha, cloves and pencil shavings are all woven together in this gorgeous, large-scaled Cabernet Sauvignon. All the elements are in the right place. Silky, nuanced tannins frame the voluptuous, caressing finish. A wine of centeredness and gorgeous precision, the 2009 is a true standout. The tannins need a few years to soften, but once that starts to happen, the 2009 should enjoy a long life. The blend is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Anticipated ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Mount Eden 2009 Pinot Noir Estate opens with striking aromatics that lead to an expressive core of sweet red berries, crushed flowers, tobacco and spices. It is an impeccably balanced, refined wine loaded with class. In short, this is an American classic. The wine should be even better in another few years once the aromas flesh out. The Estate was not racked until it was prepared for bottling, which was done with no fining or filtration. (AG)" (8/2011)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant, cherry and Asian spices, with a sexy floral quality a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 World's End "If Six was Nine" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(a blend from multiple sites): Bright ruby to the rim. Pure, reticent aromas of cassis, chocolate and crushed rock. Juicy, smooth and harmonious; not hugely complex but a very well-judged blend, with pliant black cherry, menthol and mineral flavors and a graceful, long finish featuring sweet, firm tannins. I'd give this a few years in the cellar. 91(+?) points." (5/2012)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This interesting Cabernet was grown in various parts of the valley, but you can detect a cool-climate influence in the acidity and especially the tannins, which are firm and astringent ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2009 Favia "Cerro Sur" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (Previously $145)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Favia's 2009 Cerro Sur shows gorgeous energy and finesse. Dark red berries, flowers, mint and mocha are some of the many nuances that are layered through the mid-palate and into the finish. The 2009 stands out for its vibrancy and lively underlying minerality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. (AG)" (12/2011)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good red-ruby. Very sexy but youthfully reticent aromas of licorice, cocoa powder, red leaf tobacco, lavender and spicy oak. Aromatic in the mouth but a bit musclebound today, conveying a cooler aspect to its cherry, spice and cedar flavors. Finishe ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2009 Staglin Family Vineyard "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L)

95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is bursting with primal energy. Sweet floral notes meld into juicy red berries, spice box and cedar, all of which are laced together with remarkable elegance. Silky tannins add to an impression of refinement and total finesse. In 2009, Staglin’s Cabernet Sauvignon impresses for its superb delineation and nuance. The 2009 can be enjoyed with minimum cellaring if given a few hours in decanter. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. (AG)" (12/2012)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dense blue/purple-colored 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate possesses a complex bouquet o ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 M by Michael Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $170)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "**Cellar Selection** Expensive, yes, but defines the soft, luxurious modern style of extreme deliciousness. Made with a drop of Petit Verdot that seems to add depth, the wine is fantastically rich in blackberry, blueberry and cherry jam, chocolate and sweet oak. The tannins are a wonder, and there’s just enough acidity to give a balanced tang." (9/2013)90 points Wine & Spirits: "Dark in tone, focused on the firmness of its tannins, this wine has the flavor of wild blueberry skins, yielding a juiciness that’s equally dark and dense. Its complexities are hidden for now within the str ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WE 94 W&S 90


2006-2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2006-2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2006 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 1-bottle of 2007 Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (95WE, 90WS), 1-bottle of 2008 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (93WS), and 1-bottle of 2009 Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (92WE, 90CG, 90WS). Of the 2007 Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,Wine Enthusiast writes: " *Editors' Choice* A tremendous Cabernet, one of the last to come from the great 2007 vintage. Drinking perfectly now, it’s a soft, smooth sipper, with lush flavors of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cocoa and cedar. The addition of Merlot brings a soft, mellowed mouthfeel. Picking up bottle bouquet at the age of four, it will continue to gain traction for many years." (12/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2006 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2007 Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2008 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2009 Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 3 2015 7:00PM PT


2009 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2009 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (97WE, 93WS, 91CG). Wine Enthusiast: "So delicious now, you can hardly keep your hands off it. Blackberry tart, ripe blueberry, cassis, milk chocolate, licorice and sweet, smoky cedar flavors flood the mouth, dramatically huge and memorable, and lasting long into the finish. The tannins are obvious, but sweetly ripe and soft. A brilliant evocation of Napa Cabernet, despite a high production level of nearly 30,000 cases, which is about the same size as a Bordeaux first growth. Shows the class and potency this bottling has exhibited for many years, and believe it or not, the price is a is a relative bargain these days." (03/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 2)


End Date: Sep 1 2015 11:30AM PT

Current Bid: $390.00
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WE 97 WS 93 CG 91

2009 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

98 points Antonio Galloni: "Timing is everything. The 2011 harvest was the first at Shafer done with an optical sorter, a new tool that I am sure came in especially handy considering how much of the fruit had to be sorted and ultimately discarded. Although the flagship Hillside Select tends to get most of the attention at Shafer, this tasting once again confirmed that the other wines in the range are just as deserving of serious consideration. Shafer fans will want to take a look at the short video I shot at the winery earlier this year with John and Doug Shafer, and their long-tim ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Heitz Cellar "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator: "Shows notable herb, mint and bay leaf overtones, with a tight, dense core of dried currant and berry that is slow to open. This is very shut down for now, and should age for a long time. The flavors build on the finish. Drink now through 2027." (6/2014) K&L Notes: A legend in Napa Valley Cabernet since the first single-vineyard bottling in 1966, Martha's Vineyard in the Oakville appellation is now certified organic by CCOF. Heitz Cellar's tasting notes are written by the family and "extended family" in the winery office: "The enticing dark garnet color of this Cabern... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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2009 Inglenook "Cask" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $70)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask shows a little more finesse than the 2010, with better balance between the fruit and tannin. Sweet red berries, mocha, flowers and mint are some of the many notes that emerge as this nuanced, silky Cabernet opens up over time. There is still plenty of 2009 structure, but it is nicely balanced. The 2009 Cask needs to be cellared or decanted for a few hours in order for all of the elements to come together. This is a lovely showing. The 2009 is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. Pro ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 90

2009 Mayacamas Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

Originally built in 1889, Mayacamas is one of the Napa Valley’s oldest wineries. A long road winds up Mount Veeder to the historic stone winery and its estate vineyards, located at elevations between 1,800 and 2,400 feet above sea level. Previously owned by the family (from 1968 to 2013), the winery has been known for making lean, balanced, long-aging wines. Many vintages need a decade or more of cellaring to really find their greatness. These wines bring one back to the old days of California wine, when wines were allowed to age gracefully and develop i... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2009 Qupe "Bien Nacido Hilllside Estate" Santa Maria Valley Syrah

94 points Wine & Spirits: "Bob Lindquist has been making Hillside Estate since 1994, using fruit from Bien Nacido Vineyard’s Z Block, a sloping, southwest-facing planting on the cool, gravelly Santa Maria bench. It was planted to Lindquist’s specifications in 1992. This iteration feels lean and leafy at first, then it blooms in a graceful, silken thread of complexity, suggesting all sorts of appetizing nuances—cured pork, green peppercorn, charcoal, rose hips, blueberry skin, allspice, mint. In the end, it lands on a cool mineral note that lasts. It’s saturated with flavor but not ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Copain "Monument Tree Vineyard" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Outstanding. So dry and elegant, with such a deft, delicate texture, yet so explosive in fruit and spice. Bone dry, it has notes of herbs, cinnamon, raspberries and white pepper. A gorgeous, complex wine, one to think about and discuss." (7/2011)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Pinot Noir Monument Tree is beautifully direct, focused and articulate. Dark red cherries, flowers, smoke and minerals wrap around the palate in this firm, beautiful Pinot. This is one of the more structured wines in the Copain lineup. Today it comes across as a bit virile but the tannins should soften wi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Madrigal Napa Valley Petite Sirah

Chris Madrigal is the proprietor and grandson of the founder of Madrigal Family Winery, and their winemaker is Ed Sbragia. From the winery: "The nose is indicative of a powerful red wine. An initial impression of game, spice and slight reduction, gives way to a core of prevailing blueberry / blackberry fruit aromas. In the mouth the Petite Sirah shows as a compelling red wine in its youth. The initial sensation is more textural with tannin and astringency showing first, but quickly balanced out by an intense core of rich black fruit. The finish is persis... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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2009 Pride Mountain Sonoma/Napa Counties Merlot

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good bright medium-deep red. Sexy, expressive aromas of redcurrant, red plum, chocolate and nutty oak. Sweet and pliant in the mouth, with enticing flavors of red berries, cocoa powder and spices. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and lovely lingering perfume. According to winemaker Sally Jackson, the Merlot in 2009 had less weight and structure than usual, but this wine is a charmer." (5/2012) Wine Spectator: "Muscular and focused, though not as fleshy as previous vintages. Aromas of black cherry and earth lead to dense flavors of plum, dried herb and cedar. Tan ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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ST 90

2009 Aubert "Ritchie Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The earthy, pomegranate, red cherry and vegetative-scented, deep ruby/plum-colored 2009 Pinot Noir Ritchie Vineyard is an earthy, spicy effort made largely from the Calera clone of Pinot Noir. It should drink nicely for 5-6 years." (2/2011)91 points Wine Spectator: "Rich and expansive, with layers of black licorice, dried berry, sage and smoke flavors. Slow to unfold, but reveals a fresh-turned earth aftertaste as it does. Best from 2013 through 2023." (9/2012)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 91 WS 91


2009 Aubert Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

"This is a stunning set of wines from Mark Aubert," writes Antonio Galloni. "Both the Chardonnays and Pinots developed considerably over the time I followed them. Readers should open the wines at least several hours in advance. In general, the 2010s are brighter and more focused than the 2009s, which are more generous. Alcohol levels are also lower across the board in 2010...The Pinots begin their vinification with cold soaks that last 5-6 days. The wines are only racked when they are bottled, which usually takes place in September. Aubert describes his ... Read More » 


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2009 Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Chardonnay is an absolutely gorgeous wine. Understated and classy from start to finish, it shows off layers of ripe fruit, subtle oak and spices. There is plenty of acidity to balance an expression of fruit that is generous, but just short of hitting tropical notes. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018. No one has done more to carry the banner for the Santa Rita Hills than Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton. Both together at Brewer-Clifton and separately in their other projects, Brewer and Clifton consistently deliver delicious wines that are also deeply ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 92 ST 91

2009 Storybook Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Antonio Galloni: "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Seps Estate is a pretty wine, but it lacks the depth and body of the 2008. This mid-weight effort is best enjoyed over the next few years, while the fruit retains the modest depth it has today." (12/2011) Connoisseurs Guide: "Sweet oak plays a fairly prominent role in this working's ripe-cherry nose and does the same in its open, ripe-leaning flavors, and, while the wine could do with a keener sense of Cabernet fruit, it is a plump and easy-to-taste effort with an inviting touch of mildly chocolaty richness. It is not so tannic as to demand an exten ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2009 Bryant Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points James Suckling: "Insane nose of pure cassis, minerals, and gorgeous flowers. This is stunning. Full and juicy, with amazing layers of fruit, from cassis to blueberries and hints of vanilla on the great finish." (4/2011)96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with rich, dark red fruit, smoke, licorice and incense. The aromas and flavors are a touch ripe, exotic and totally seductive. Polished, silky tannins frame the fruit beautifully through to the finish, where floral notes add the lift and brightness. The 2009 isn't a huge wine, but it is immensely appealing. ...Read More » 


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2009 D Cubed Napa Valley Primitivo

From the Winery; "The Dcubed Cellars 2006 Primitivo is the third vintage of this fun wine. The Primitivo comes from the Cypress Ranch in Pope Valley (the back-side of Howell Mountain). Primitivo a less vigorous clone of Zinfandel that is grown in Italy and pairs well with similar foods. Dcubed 2008 Napa Valley Primitivo has aromas of strawberries and wild blackberries with mushrooms and hints of black pepper. The medium full body has smooth tannins and flavors of berries, black pepper and earth, finishing with berries and a little bit of tannins as a pri... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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2009 Bryant Family "Bettina" Napa Valley Proprietary Red Back In Stock!
2009 Bryant Family "Bettina" Napa Valley Proprietary Red

98 points Antonio Galloni: "The estate's 2009 Bettina offers up sweet red berries, freshly cut flowers, mint, spices and crushed rocks. The 2009 Bettina stands out for its bright, high-toned aromas and flavors, as well as its intense, saline minerality. Everything about the 2009 is in the right place. This is a flat-out great bottle of wine. In a word: Fabulous. Wow! (Antonio Galloni)" (12/2012)95 points Wine Spectator: "This red shares the plush texture and savory herb, spice and lavender notes of the Cabernet, presented in a tight mix of dried currant, mineral, crushed rock and tobacco flavors. Cabernet Sau ...Read More » 


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2009 Bond "St. Eden" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend Back In Stock!
2009 Bond "St. Eden" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Proprietary Blend St. Eden is simply stunning. A rich, resonant bouquet melds seamlessly into layers of fruit as the 2009 shows off its breathtaking pedigree and sheer class. There is virtually no perception of tannin in this voluptuous, beautifully balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. Freshly cut roses and a hint of cinnamon add complexity on the finish, but ultimately the St. Eden is first and foremost a wine of textural brilliance and spherical palate presence. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034. (AG)" (12/2012)95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby-red. Aromas and flavors of dark ...Read More » 


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2009 Sean Thackrey "Andromeda" Marin County Pinot Noir

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "So delicately structured, yet so insistently rich, this wine’s texture is pure silk. Tart and dry on the palate, it’s remarkably complex with sweet-and-spicy, brown-sugared raspberry and cherry flavors that give total satisfaction. No reason to age this beauty, just enjoy it now." (5/2013) K&L Notes: This is sourced from the Devil's Gulch Ranch in western Marin County. 


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WE 92

2009 Linne Calodo "Nemesis" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby color. Sexy blackberry, cherry-cola, potpourri and incense aromas, with a high-pitched note of black pepper. At once dense and lively, offering dark berry and bitter cherry flavors and a chewy texture. Floral and spice notes gain strength with air and carry through a very long, sappy, focused finish. There are very suave tannins here but they make a late appearance and play nicely with the densely packed fruit." (11/2011)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Syrah-based 2009 Nemesis boasts gorgeous inner perfume to match its expressive dark fruit. The Syrah here is especial ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Pride Mountain "Vintner's Select" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another juicy, expressive wine, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintner's Select shows considerably more textural roundness and depth than the straight Cabernet bottling. Plush, round and deep, the 2009 covers every inch of the palate with layers of fruit. Hints of smoke, menthol, tar and graphite add gravitas on the dark, brooding finish. (AG)" (12/2012)93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This 100% Cabernet sure is oaky, but the butterscotch, toast and caramel flavors blend in seamlessly with the fruit, which is of gargantuan proportions. It’s intense in mountain-concentrated blackberries, bla ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2009 Copain "Kiser En Haut" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Pinot Noir Kiser En Haut is all rose petals, dark red cherries, spices and licorice. The wine boasts tremendous depth in a weightless style that is undeniably appealing. Layers of aromatics are woven throughout in this polished, utterly impeccable wine. There is an energy and vitality to the Kiser En Haut that is remarkable. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2019. (AG)" (2/2012)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. High-pitched red and dark berry aromas are complicated by fresh violet, lavender and cinnamon. Strikingly fresh and mineral-driven, offering concentrated but energ ...Read More » 


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RP 94 ST 93

2009 Martinelli "Blue Slide Ridge" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge is one of the most exotic and unique Pinots being made in Sonoma today. Sweet exotic spices, mint, dried flowers, black cherries and plums are some of the notes that flow from this plush, resonant Pinot. The 2009 Blue Slide needs several years to soften, but it is striking even today. This Blue Slide Ridge is a big, big wine, but it also possesses stunning depth and complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021." (2/2012)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 94

2009 Sine Qua Non "This Is Not An Exit" Sta. Rita Hills Syrah

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An extended barrel-aged release, the 2009 Syrah This Is Not An Exit is 100% from the Santa Rita Hills Eleven Confessions Vineyard and checks in as a blend of 80% Syrah, 12% Grenache, 7% Roussanne and 1% Viognier that saw 41.5 months in 65% new French oak. Slightly exotic, with notions of kirsch, flower oil, smoked meats, licorice and graphite, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness and depth, loads of fruit and a blockbuster finish. More approachable than the 2010 extended barrel age Syrah, this beauty will still have 15+ years of longevity. Drink ...Read More » 


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2009 Morlet Family Vineyards "La Proportion Doree" Sonoma Coast Sémillon-Sauvignon Blasnc

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Captivating aromas and flavors of lemon, lime, lichee, honeysuckle and menthol, along with an intriguing saline nuance. Then sweet, lush and fat, with harmonious acidity and notes of citrus peel and herbs giving shape and lift to the middle palate. Wonderfully creamy, deep wine with a smooth, very long finish. Luc Morlet will hold back 100 cases of this to release a few years down the road, but he told me he'd really like to taste it after 20 years. (a blend of 64% semillon, 34% sauvignon blanc and 2% muscadelle)." (6/2011)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Luc Morlet’s 2009 Proportion ...Read More » 


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ST 93 RP 92


2009 Sine Qua Non "This Is Not An Exit (Esto No Es Una Salida)" Grenache

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More open, upfront and sexy, the 2009 Grenache This is Not an Exit is comprised of 79% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 3% Viognier and 3% Roussanne that spent 31 months in roughly 35% new French oak. Showing overflowing richness, with notions of incense, spice cake, potpourri and creamy raspberry fruit, it is a full-bodied, voluptuous and decadent Grenache geared for drinking over the coming decade or so. Drink now-2023. About as good as it gets across the board, these singular, incredible wines are the result of an obsessive attention to detail at all stages of th ...Read More » 


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2009-2010 Hirsch "San Andreas Fault" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Vertical
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2009-2010 Hirsch "San Andreas Fault" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Vertical, including 2-bottles of 2009 Hirsch "San Andreas Fault" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (92RP, 91BH, 91ST) and 2-bottles of 2010 Hirsch "San Andreas Fault" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (93WE, 91ST). Of the 2010 Hirsch "San Andreas Fault" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir,Wine Enthusiast writes: " *Cellar Selection* Dry and tart in acidity, this Pinot Noir offers cherry-skin-like tannins that give the palate a brittle sensation. Give it 5-6 years to let the raspberry and cherry flavors meld with the notes of oak and mineral. It should last the next 15 years, gradually losing its fruit and gaining earthy, mushroomy complexities. " (04/2013) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Hirsch "San Andreas Fault" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (qty: 2)
2010 Hirsch "San Andreas Fault" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (qty: 2)


End Date: Sep 1 2015 2:00PM PT


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