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2008 Martinelli "Hop Camp Vineyard-Gravel Lens" Russian River Valley Syrah (Previously $65) Top Pick!
2008 Martinelli "Hop Camp Vineyard-Gravel Lens" Russian River Valley Syrah (Previously $65)

92 points Rhone Report: "The 2008 Martinelli Syrah Hop Camp Vineyard "Gravel Lens" (Grave lens refers to the rare soil characteristic of alluvial soil layers interleaved with layers of gravel) is a big, beautifully fruited Syrah that possess touches of northern Rhone like qualities mainly on the nose. Blackberry, cracked pepper, mineral, and hints of chocolate all emerge, and this fleshes out over the evening and gains floral and violets characteristics, as well as notable complexity and a layered profile. This full-bodied, beautifully textured Syrah has an overall seamless feel ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RR 92

2008 Cain "Concept-The Benchlands" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

Jancis Robinson: "Quite a departure from the fruit-centric Napa norm. Roasted coffee, a tiny bit of herbal character. Savoury and structural. Good restraint within an extrovert idiom. (RH)" (2/2013) Wine Spectator: "Shows a meaty, peppery side of Cabernet, rich and extracted, offering dried dark berry and fresh-turned earth. A solid effort with chewy, leathery tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2020. (JL)" (11/2012) K&L Notes: Cain "Concept" is vinified exactly like their signature bottling, Cain "Five". It is sourced from the eastern and western "b... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2008 Tablas Creek "Esprit de Beaucastel Rouge" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Esprit de Beaucastel flows with sweet dark cherries, flowers, tobacco and spices. It is a beautiful, classically built wine graced with striking inner perfume, lovely mid-palate juiciness and a round, utterly harmonious finish. Well-integrated, silky tannins linger on the close. This is a fabulous wine from Tablas Creek. My sense is that the wine should be tasted upon release and then again only after a number of years in bottle. In 2008 the blend is 38% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 26% Syrah and 6% Counoise. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028. (AG) ...Read More » 


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2008 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Proprietary Red

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "One sip is all it takes to understand that this is a vital, impressive and possibly profound wine. A blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, it displays the voluptuous richness of a Heidi Barrett wine, but also shows a firmness of character and a structural dryness that elevate it. Exceptionally flavorful in blackberries and cherries, it has tantalizing hints of herbs, olive tapenade and, of course, intensely fine oak. Drink now - 2016." (3/2011) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Sweet, super-ripe red berries, mint and flowers all meld together in the 2008 Amuse Bouche. This is an espec ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $189.99 Add To Cart
WE 95 RP 93

2008 Arrowood Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(raised in a mix of French and American oak): Deep ruby. Ripe cherry, cassis, tobacco and vanilla on the nose, with a subtle herbal undertone. Fleshy dark fruit flavors are supported by gentle acidity, taking on spiciness with aeration. Finishes sweet and persistent, with the dark berry and tobacco qualities lingering. This nicely balanced cabernet is approachable now." (5/2012) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a burly wine loaded with dark red fruit, mint, flowers, spices and licorice. It reveals good depth and concentration, along with a medium-bodied ...Read More » 


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ST 90

2008&2009 Opus One Napa Valley Tasting Lot
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008&2009 Opus One Napa Valley Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2008 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (95VN, 94JS, 93ST, 92WS) and 1-bottle of 2009 Opus One Napa Valley Proprietary Red (94VN, 93JS, 93ST, 92WS). Of the 2008 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend,Vinous writes: "Mocha, espresso, rosemary, lavender, plums and licorice emerge from the 2008 Opus One. Tasted from magnum, the 2008 is beautifully expressive. The firm tannins need more time to soften, but there is a lot to like in the 2008. Today the 2008 is showing beautifully. In magnum, the 2008 can be enjoyed today or cellared up to another 20 years or so. If opened young, the 2008 needs a few hours of air to soften. The bright, floral, spiced finish suggests a long life ahead. (AG)" (11/2013) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)
2009 Opus One Napa Valley Proprietary Red (qty: 1)


End Date: Jan 25 2017 5:00PM PT


2008 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

95 points Vinous: "Mocha, espresso, rosemary, lavender, plums and licorice emerge from the 2008 Opus One. Tasted from magnum, the 2008 is beautifully expressive. The firm tannins need more time to soften, but there is a lot to like in the 2008. Today the 2008 is showing beautifully. In magnum, the 2008 can be enjoyed today or cellared up to another 20 years or so. If opened young, the 2008 needs a few hours of air to soften. The bright, floral, spiced finish suggests a long life ahead. (AG)" (11/2013) 94 points James Suckling: "Fabulous roses, currants and dark berries on the nose that go to currants ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2008 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
2008 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Monte Bello is striking. It is a decidedly muscular Monte Bello endowed with layers of dark fruit. Tobacco, mint, asphalt and crushed rocks develop in the glass, adding tons of complexity and finesse. A long, saline finish rounds things out beautifully. In 2008 the cold growing season stretched into October and the wine definitely has the feel of a cool vintage. The spring frost and the second year of drought conditions lowered yields significantly. Yields were just 1.25 tons per acre on average, but some of the older vineyards came in at less t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2008 Kapcsandy Family "Grand Vin - State Lane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another perfect wine (identical to the 2007) is the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard. Composed of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot (430 cases produced), this is an exquisite wine of great precision and profound concentration and complexity. It possesses an inky/purple color in addition to an ethereal nose of cassis, chocolate, burning embers, espresso and forest floor. Sweet tannins, a multidimensional mouthfeel, full-bodied power and good structure as well as freshness make for a prodigious ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2008 Iron Horse "Green Valley" Sonoma Brut Rose

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Brut Rosé is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay aged at least four years on the yeast before being disgorged. With strawberries and framboise, this is a delicious, sexy and beautifully light-salmon/pinkish colored sparkling wine with good body, loads of fruit, and plenty of effervescence. In many ways is my favorite, and I am sure it is among the winery’s most popular. Drink it over the next several years. (RP)" (3/2016) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Copper-pink hues shade the experience of this vintage sparkling wine, a dry expression of a warm year. It's dotted in ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
RP 92 WE 90

2008 Dehlinger "Goldridge" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

92 points Wine Spectator: "A lighter, more delicate style, with fragrant rose petal, black cherry, wild berry, berry jam and spice notes. Medium- to full-bodied, this ends the way it started, delicate and fragrant. (JL)" (9/2011) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Pinot Noir Goldridge Vineyard reveals aromas of rose petals, sweet strawberries and black cherries and underlying loamy soil notes. The ever reliable Tom Dehlinger continues to turn out some of the most fairly priced wine in all of California. (RP)" (2/2011) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "High-pitched aromas of strawberry and raspberry are complemented by notes of Asian spices and ...Read More » 


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2008 Rhys "Bearwallow" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "*Outstanding* A deft, indeed almost invisible, touch of wood sets off even more complex aromas of spicy red Pinot fruit and warm earth nuances that also suffuse the concentrated, intense and powerful big-bodied flavors that are supported by distinctly firm tannins and a much more overt sense of austerity on the strikingly long finish. This is built to age and will probably outlive the Home...The estate wines of Rhys Vineyards are made from biodynamically farmed fruit and owner Kevin Harvey and winemaker Jeff Brinkman continue to drive the wines to new he ...Read More » 


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BH 93 ST 92

2008 Rhys "Horseshoe Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Syrah

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining purple. Slow-to-unfold aromas of blackberry and boysenberry, with notes of smoky minerals and violet emerging with air. More compressed than the Skyline today, offering zesty dark berry skin flavors and a sexy note of candied flowers. Becomes more peppery with air and finishes with a strong jolt of dusty minerals and excellent length. 92(+?) points (ST)" (6/2010)  


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ST 92

2008 Kosta Browne "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (Previously 120)

93 points Wine Spectator: "This fresh, juicy Pinot shows a touch of watermelon woven with the blueberry and wild berry flavors. Elegant, stylish, persistent.—Kosta Browne non-blind vertical (March 2011). Drink now through 2020. 255 cases made. Web Only-2012 (JL)" 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dense ruby. Blackberry, tobacco, potpourri and earth on the brooding nose. Suave and voluptuous but boasts surprising energy, with intriguing floral pastille and spice notes perking up the dense dark berry fruit. Fairly large-scaled but sexy, picking up broad tannins on the long, sweet finish. (ST)" (5/2010)  


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Price: $89.99 Add To Cart
WS 93 ST 91

2008 Rudius Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 2008 Rudius Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (91WS). Wine Spectator: "Serves up a generous mix of fleshy blueberry, plum and black cherry fruit that's deceptively complex and subtle. Full-bodied and impressive for its early-drinking allure. Fine-grained tannins provide nice traction. (JL)" (11/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Rudius Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 5)


End Date: Jan 26 2017 12:00PM PT

Current Bid: $175.00
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WS 91

2008 Rudius Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Wine Spectator: "Serves up a generous mix of fleshy blueberry, plum and black cherry fruit that's deceptively complex and subtle. Full-bodied and impressive for its early-drinking allure. Fine-grained tannins provide nice traction. (JL)" (11/2011) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red-ruby. Aromas of cassis, black cherry, plum, licorice, spicecake and dark chocolate, plus hints of cola and loam. Supple and concentrated, with slightly high-toned flavors of plum, currant, cedar and brown spices. Doesn't yet deliver the complexity promised by the nose but there's no shortage of flavor intensity here. D ...Read More » 


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WS 91

2008 Morlet "Passionnement" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The exquisite 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Passionnement, my favorite of this trio, is a 250-case cuvee of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. It boasts an opaque purple color along with an extraordinary perfume of graphite, blueberries, blackberries, flowers and cassis intermixed with hints of white chocolate and toast. The wine possesses terrific concentration, full-bodied power and a stunning, multidimensional mouthfeel and finish. This exceptional wine should drink well for 30+ years. (RP)" (12/2010) 94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Aromas of blackberry, bitter cherry and crushed rock. ...Read More » 


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Price: $199.99 Add To Cart
RP 98 ST 94

2008 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (98JS, 94RP, 94WS, 93ST, 92CG). James Suckling: "This is mind-blowing on the nose with sweet tobacco, chocolate, cedar, cigar box, and licorice. Full-bodied and round with a bright and velvety tannin structure. Starts off slow, but then flies away. This is fabulous. Intense finish. Delicious today, but will be even better after 2013." (06/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Jan 21 2017 10:00AM PT


2008 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

96 points James Suckling: "I can't wait to taste this in bottle. Bright fruit, with currants and plums on the nose. A powerful and structured palate, with plenty of tannins and a long flavorful finish. This is precise, a combination of the 2006 and 2007. Barrel sample." (2/2011) 96 points Vinous: "The estate's 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is one of those rare wines that looks like it will be absolutely delicious pretty much at any point in its life. Super-refined and silky, the 2008 caresses the palate with layers of deeply expressive dark fruit. The 2008 is a wine of exceptional textural f ...Read More » 


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2008 Brewer-Clifton "Mt. Carmel Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated red. Heady red fruits and spices on the nose, with suggestions of potpourri and sandalwood in the background. Silky, seamless and very sweet, offering deep raspberry and cherry flavors and a hint of cinnamon. Very suave and alluring, with excellent finishing clarity and sappy persistence. (JR)" (11/2010) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Pinot Noir Mount Carmel (14.8%) exhibits plenty of black cherry and strawberry notes with hints of lead pencil shavings, Chinese black tea, and earth. Dark ruby, medium to full-bodied, with a striking minerality, this is among the tighte ...Read More » 


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2008 Sea Smoke "Ten" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated ruby. Deep, pungent aromas of black raspberry, cherry pie, vanillin oak and smoky Indian spices. Sappy, palate-coating cherry and dark berry compote flavors show an exotic floral pastille quality and hints of clove and mocha. A distinctly rich, fleshy Pinot that will aggravate Burgundy purists, but this wine makes quite a statement." (11/2010) Wine Spectator: "Road tar and melted licorice notes are firm, dry and savory, full-bodied and grainy. Intense and persistent, but shy on finesse and delicacy. Drink now through 2017. (Web-2011)" K&L Notes: A brooding and intense wine. T... Read More » 


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ST 91

2008 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*Two Stars* Gregariously fruity with highlights of raspberries and cranberries intermixed with its main themes of fresh, juicy cherries, this one may arguably be criticized for being just a touch on the simple, side but no one will find it lacking in depth. It is so young that it cannot only get better with time in bottle, but we admit that its no-holds-barred richness and accessible style makes near-term resistance next to impossible." (6/2010) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Vibrant aromas of raspberry, spicecake and white pepper, with building florality. Sappy and sweet, wit ...Read More » 


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2008 L'Aventure "Côte à Côte Estate" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Opaque ruby. Very sexy aromas of black raspberry, blueberry, apricot pit, licorice and violet. Wonderfully precise and vibrant, with terrific cut to its creamy flavors of dark berry compote and candied violet. Round and sweet on the back end, finishing with excellent clarity, length and a lingering note of floral pastilles. Asseo called this wine "a bit of a prostitute, but a very nice one." (JR)" (11/2010) 92 points James Suckling: "This is full-bodied, with loads of spicy, chocolate and meaty character. A mouthful, but freshness too. Loads going on. Very supple and voluptuous. Rea ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Rhys Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Horizontal
Bid on this 4-bottle 2008 Rhys Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Horizontal, including 1-bottle of 2008 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir ((92-95RP), 95ST, 93BH), 1-bottle of 2008 Rhys "Horseshoe Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (95BH, (92-94RP), 93ST), 1-bottle of 2008 Rhys "Skyline Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (94BH, (92-94RP), 94ST), and 1-bottle of 2008 Rhys "Swan Terrace - Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (94BH, 94ST, (89-92RP)). Of the 2008 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "The deep ruby-colored 2008 Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard (a 10-acre parcel planted at 1,400 feet) possesses a big, sweet, powerful nose of raspberries, spring flowers, damp earth, and mossy, foresty vegetation. Sweet currants, pomegranates, and black raspberries also emerge on the palate of this full-bodied effort ... (RP)" (02/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2008 Rhys "Horseshoe Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2008 Rhys "Skyline Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2008 Rhys "Swan Terrace - Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (qty: 1)


End Date: Jan 24 2017 1:00PM PT


2008 Conspire Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

93 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine: "Richly textured, this Pinot comes from the Sebastopol area. In this cool vintage, it has a bright burst of acidity and is very dry, with intricate flavors of raspberries, cherries, pomegranates, licorice, sweet oak and lots of dusty spices. Now-2014." (12/1/2010) 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
WE 93

2008 Dehlinger "Goldridge" Russian River Valley Syrah

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Syrah Goldridge Vineyard is a big, explosive wine loaded with dark fruit, spices, mint, leather and licorice. It shows considerable depth and roundness all the way through to the powerful, insistent finish. Some very slight angular contours remain, yet the wine stands out for its energy and focus. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. (AG)" (2/2012) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright purple. Highly expressive aromas of black raspberry, candied violet, incense and black pepper, with a hint of five-spice powder in the background. Deep, savory and precise, with spicy dark berry fl ...Read More » 


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2008 Kosta Browne "Kanzler Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

94 points Connoisseurs Guide: "This stunning wine reaffirms our belief that Kosta Browne manages to capture as much pure and precise Pinot Noir fruit as any producer we know, and it does so while showing a great deal of polish. It is ripe but never overly so, and it is structured without being stiff. Its keen balance and slightly velvety feel are the signature traits of thoughtfully made Pinot, and its wonderful sense of depth earns it a place with the very best of the 2008 class. (Two puffs)" (10/2010) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Full-bodied, complex and focused, with aromas of cola, sassafras, ripe plum and wild ...Read More » 


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2008 Kistler "Cuvée Catherine - Occidental Station" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The backward, tight, but super-rich 2008 Pinot Noir Occidental Station Cuvee Catherine has put on considerable weight over the last year. Abundant black raspberry, black cherry, blueberry, spring flower and foresty notes intertwined with a touch of oak in the background emerge from this prodigious Pinot Noir. Enjoy it over the next decade or more. (RP)" (2/2011) 94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining ruby. Highly perfumed, precise aromas of cherry, blackberry, licorice, herbs and violet; much darker in character than the preceding wines. Sweet and firm on entry, then fresh and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $149.99 Add To Cart
RP 95 ST 94

2008 Rafanelli Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Four generations of the Rafanelli family have been growing grapes in the Dry Creek Valley, and their wines reflect that experience and committment to quality. Rarely available retail, this is a great opportunity to try one of their signature wines from a vintage that the Wine Spectator describes as showing "surprising richness and balance." 


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2008 Sine Qua Non "B 20" Syrah

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Syrah B-20 is a cool, inward wine graced with layers of beautifully delineated, chiseled fruit. This is a distinctly mineral, precise style relative to the more outgoing 2009, but both are striking. Floral notes add lift as the finish turns explosive with a burst of dark fruit, tar, licorice and crushed rocks. This is one of the more understated wines readers are likely to come across from Sine Qua Non. It is gorgeous when given the time to open up. The B-20 is predominantly Syrah, with 6% Grenache and 2% Viognier. About half of the Grenache was ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2008 Sine Qua Non "B 20" Syrah
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2008 Sine Qua Non "B 20" Syrah (95RP, 94JS, 94ST, 93WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Syrah B-20 is a cool, inward wine graced with layers of beautifully delineated, chiseled fruit. This is a distinctly mineral, precise style relative to the more outgoing 2009, but both are striking. Floral notes add lift as the finish turns explosive with a burst of dark fruit, tar, licorice and crushed rocks. This is one of the more understated wines readers are likely to come across from Sine Qua Non. It is gorgeous when given the time to open up. The B-20 is predominantly Syrah, with 6% Grenache and 2% Viognier. About half of the Grenache was fermented with whole clusters and the wine was aged in French oak (60% new) for 26 months. (AG)" (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Sine Qua Non "B 20" Syrah (qty: 4)


End Date: Jan 21 2017 6:00PM PT


2008 J. Davies Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Wine Spectator: "Dark, intense and structured, at points supple and graceful, with ripe currant, wild berry, plum and savory herb notes that are well-focused, persistent and compelling, only drying on the long finish. Best from 2012 through 2022. (JL)" (11/2011) 90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Nicely focused, fairly deep, curranty fruit serves as the confident centerpiece of this well-crafted wine...it teases with complexing elements of briar and spice and neatly placed oak. While not overly tough, the wine is far from being ready any time soon, and its sense of solidity and seriousness tags it as one fo ...Read More » 


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2008 Screaming Eagle Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Screaming Eagle Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (97JS, 96ST, 95RP, 94WS). James Suckling: "This has a wonderful balance to it. It shows intense aromas of flowers and dark fruits with hints of incense and sandalwood. Changes all the time. Then goes to currants and flowers. Full and firm with a wonderful core of silky tannins that are polished and beautiful. Dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and dark fruit. Solid and firm. You could easy drink this but it has structure for aging as well. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Caberent Franc and 5% Merlot. (JS)" (06/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Screaming Eagle Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Jan 24 2017 4:30PM PT


2008 Revana St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of roasted herb, dried currant, sage and underbrush are full-bodied and complex, savory and alluring, approachable already. (JL)" (11/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Both [2007 & 2008] of these Cabernet Sauvignons are soft, elegant, dark ruby/plum/garnet-colored, evolved, medium-bodied efforts with attractive notes of spice, earth, red and black currants intermixed with herbs and background oak... Heidi Barrett is the consulting winemaker and the well-known Jim Barbour is the viticultural manager. Both are identical blends of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% ...Read More » 


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WS 90

2008 Sine Qua Non "Kolibri" Proprietary White Blend
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Sine Qua Non "Kolibri" Proprietary White Blend (97RP, 93JS, 93VN). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Kolibri continues the brilliant success Krankl has had with dry whites. As one can see when visiting his cellars, he is now using the fashionable concrete eggs as part of the white wines' upbringing. About 25% new French oak is used, and the balance is older barrels. Most of the fruit is from estate vineyards, with about 18% purchased from the Bien Nacido Vineyard. The final blend is 69% Roussanne and 31% Viognier. As is found in all Krankl's whites, the 2008 Kolibri possesses extraordinary aromatics. Abundant notes of marmalade, honeysuckle, white flowers, and candied citrus are accompanied by good acidity, beautiful intensity and purity, and a layered, fresh, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. The wine is intense, but never heavy or overbearing. (RP)" (08/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Sine Qua Non "Kolibri" Proprietary White Blend (qty: 2)


End Date: Jan 24 2017 11:00AM PT

Current Bid: $220.00
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RP 97 JS 93 VN 93

2008 Sine Qua Non "Kolibri" Proprietary White Blend

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Kolibri continues the brilliant success Krankl has had with dry whites. As one can see when visiting his cellars, he is now using the fashionable concrete eggs as part of the white wines' upbringing. About 25% new French oak is used, and the balance is older barrels. Most of the fruit is from estate vineyards, with about 18% purchased from the Bien Nacido Vineyard. The final blend is 69% Roussanne and 31% Viognier. As is found in all Krankl's whites, the 2008 Kolibri possesses extraordinary aromatics. Abundant notes of marmalade, honeysuckle, wh ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2008 Williams Selyem "Bacigalupi" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining ruby. Pure, high-pitched aromas of strawberry, raspberry, fresh herbs and violet, with complicating notes of leather and sassafras. Suave, seamless and very fresh, with a peppery quality and subtle soil tones complementing the sweet red and dark berry flavors. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and excellent spicy persistence. In a rather old-school zin style, about more than just power.(ST)" (6/2010) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Everything you're looking for in a Zinfandel: richness, complexity, balance and zestiness. Aromas of black raspberry, licorice and pepper lead ...Read More » 


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Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
ST 93 WS 92

2008 Aubert "Reuling Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Pinot Noir Reuling Vineyard is a bigger, richer, denser wine exhibiting a medium ruby color as well as notes of forest floor, fresh mushrooms, raspberries, black currants and spring flowers. (RP)" (2/2011) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Firm, intense and concentrated, with a tight, rich band of vivid blackberry and wild berry flavors. This is full-bodied, tightening on the finish, where the tannins add a measure of backbone. (JL)" (10/2011) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red. Explosive aromas of crushed cherry and raspberry, sassafras and black tea, lifted by a floral element. Then sappy, spicy and r ...Read More » 


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2008 Ad Vivum Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful, understated wine graced with expressive red berries, flowers, spices and licorice. There is lovely purity and finesse to be found in this generous, inviting wine. The firm 2008 tannin that marks so many wines in this vintage is nowhere to be found. I suppose there is no substitute for working many of the best vineyards in Napa Valley. This is a terrific showing. (AG)" (12/2011) Wine Spectator: "Taut, firm and focused, showing a mix of mineral, dried currant, herb and cedar flavors. This is full-bodied, turning supple midpalate, a ...Read More » 


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Price: $79.99 Add To Cart
RP 91

2008 Sine Qua Non "The Duel" Sta. Rita Hills Syrah (Previously $500)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A prodigious effort that possesses overflowing richness and depth, the 2008 Syrah The Duel (88% Syrah, 6% Grenache and 6% Viognier, all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard) delivers an off-the-hook drinking experience with decadent cassis, blackberry, smoked meats, crushed flowers and hints of spice all soaring from the glass. A full-bodied, unctuous Syrah that stays fresh and elegant, with vibrant acidity, it needs a solid decant if drinking anytime soon and will see its 20th birthday in fine form. Drink now-2028. (JD)" (8/2013) 96 points Vinous: "The 2008 Syrah The Duel, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 William Cole "Cuvee Claire" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (OWC)
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 William Cole "Cuvee Claire" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in original wood. Cultivated primarily from their estate vines, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is the cornerstone of their portfolio. Named after their daughter, the Cuvee Claire is allowed to work its magic slowly. 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 William Cole "Cuvee Claire" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 6)


End Date: Jan 24 2017 5:30PM PT

Current Bid: $495.00
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2008 Sine Qua Non "The Duel" Sta. Rita Hills Grenache (Previously $500)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Sine Qua Non’s 2008 Grenache Estate The Duel boasts extraordinary richness, power and sheer depth. Tobacco, leather, mint and spices are woven together in this large-scaled Grenache. There is plenty of intensity here, but the 2008 has just a touch less aromatic definition than the very finest wines at Sine Qua Non. I imagine some of that may be the result of extended aging in oak. The 2008 is 82% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 2% Viognier and 1% Roussanne, all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in Santa Rita Hills. A portion of the Grenache was fermented using w ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

Price: $399.99 Add To Cart
RP 97 ST 95

2008 DuMol Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. Deeper and darker in character than the Aidan, displaying black raspberry and cherry qualities and notes of licorice and black tea. Then brighter in the mouth, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and a touch of bitter cherry pit. Impressively focused Pinot with strong finishing cut and persistent spiciness." (5/2011) Wine Spectator: "Rough-hewn, but rich and intense, offering complex, concentrated raspberry, blackberry and cherry fruit that is pure and spicy. A touch of anise and red licorice mark the finish. (JL)" (11/2010)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart
ST 93

2008 Paul Lato "Cinematique - Larner Vineyard" Santa Ynez Valley Syrah

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Slightly more exotic and aromatically complex is the 2008 Syrah Cinematique Larner Vineyard (95% Syrah co-fermented with 5% Viognier). Gorgeous aromas of spring flowers, black olives, blackberries, black currants, and raspberries jump from the glass of this full-bodied, intense, complex, elegant Syrah. Superb purity, a seamless mouthfeel, and a tremendously long finish with no hard edges suggest it can be enjoyed now and over the next decade. (RP)" (8/2010) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(includes 5% viognier) Inky ruby. Sexy, high-pitched aromas of black raspberry, Asian spices and vio ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart
RP 97 ST 92

2008 Paloma Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Paloma's Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Napa Valley's Spring Mountain District, and is much more limited than their flagship Merlot bottling. This 2008 vintage was not professionally reviewed, but the 2009 bottling garnered 95 points from Wine Spectator. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $74.99 Add To Cart

2008 Signorello "Padrone" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (1.5L)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Signorello’s flagship wine, the 2008 Padrone Proprietary Red, is a blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by a more projected and intense aromatic profile consisting of charcoal, forest floor, underbrush, black currants and plums. Full-bodied, rich, dense and concentrated, it seems more approachable than the Cabernet Sauvignon, but there is also much more to it. This big, promising red will be better in 3-5 years and should last for two decades. 93+ points. (RP)" (12/2010) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(an 89/11 blend of cabernet sauv ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2007&2008 Realm Napa Valley Tasting Lot
Bid on this 2-bottle 2007&2008 Realm Napa Valley Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2007 Realm "The Bard" Napa Valley Proprietary Blend (93RP, 93WS, 92ST) and 1-bottle of 2008 Realm "Farella Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (92ST, 90RP, 90WS). Of the 2007 Realm "The Bard" Napa Valley Proprietary Blend,Wine Spectator writes: "Tightly wound, firm, dense, chewy and tannic, this is a full-blown red offering extracted mineral, currant, herb and fresh earth flavors, with touches of sage and underbrush. A muscular style that firms up on the finish, where the tannins flex their muscle. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc." (02/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2007 Realm "The Bard" Napa Valley Proprietary Blend (qty: 1)
2008 Realm "Farella Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Jan 25 2017 1:00PM PT


2008 Nickel & Nickel "Kelham Vineyard" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Kelham Vineyard shows off gorgeous dark fruit and a radiant, expressive personality. Hints of smoke, licorice and tar develop in the glass, adding considerable complexity to the racy dark fruit and the supple finish. This is a gorgeous, inviting Cabernet that will drink beautifully for a number of years. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028. (AG)" (12/2011) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep bright ruby, darker than the 2007. Tight and pure on the nose, with lovely floral cut and lift to the aromas of black cherry and dusty cocoa. Not as expansive on the palate a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Carte Blanche Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Carte Blanche Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (96WS, 94RP). Wine Spectator: "Fresh, plump and juicy, deep and concentrated, this full-bodied red delivers rich, lively plum, black cherry, blackberry, black licorice and spicy cedar flavors, with hints of tar. Shows both power and finesse, ending with loamy tannins. (JL)" (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Carte Blanche Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 2)


End Date: Jan 24 2017 3:00PM PT

Current Bid: $175.00
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WS 96 RP 94

2008 Abreu Howell Mountain Bordeaux Blend

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "96+ points. The 2008 Howell Mountain is fabulous. Blackberries, savory herbs, graphite and mint are some of the nuances that are woven together in a fabric of notable class and sheer personality. The tannins are quite firm and suggest the 2008 will require considerable patience. Readers who can wait will be treated to a superb wine. The 2008 Howell Mountain is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot and 9% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033. (AG)" (12/2011)  


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $339.99 Add To Cart
RP 96

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