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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 Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec) is an impressive version. Their 1975 Cabernet Sauvignon is still alive at age 35. The 2008s dense ruby/purple color is followed by an attractive bouquet of creme de cassis and charcoal. Revealing full-bodied richness and lots of depth, it is one of the finest regular Cabernet Sauvignons Phelps has made in many years. The tannins have sweetened over the last year and this impressively endowed effort, while approachable now, should age for 20+ y ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $54.99 Add To Cart
RP 90

2008 Alban Vineyards "Patrina" Central Coast Syrah

According to Robert Parker: "One of the pioneers of world-class Rhone varietal-based wines produced in California’s Central Coast, John Alban had the courage and foresight to plant Viognier, Syrah, Grenache, and more recently, Mourvedre, in a region where no one else believed these grapes would thrive. His wines offer off-the-chart levels of concentration, and many of them are capable of lasting three to four decades. These flavor-filled wines are all made from frightfully low yields, and are now being given extremely long aging in barrel, the top Syrah ... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2007 & 2008 Hall "Kathryn Hall" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical
Bid on this 2-bottle 2007 & 2008 Hall "Kathryn Hall" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2007 Hall "Kathryn Hall" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (96WE, (91-93RP)) and 1-bottle of 2008 Hall "Kathryn Hall" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (96WS, 94JS, 94WE, 93RP, 92CG, 92ST). Of the 2007 Hall "Kathryn Hall" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,Wine Enthusiast writes: "One of the richest Cabernets of the vintage. Amazingly soft and velvety in the mouth, yet there’s a solid grip of acidity and tannins that balance the richness. The flavors are extraordinary, ranging from blackberry and cherry-pie filling through currant liqueur and milk chocolate to leather." (12/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2007 Hall "Kathryn Hall" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2008 Hall "Kathryn Hall" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Dec 7 2016 11:30AM PT


2008 Dehlinger Russian River Valley Claret

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Claret (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gorgeous wine. Blackberries, cassis, graphite, spices and menthol are some of the nuances that emerge from the glass. The wine shows terrific intensity all the way through to the finish. The tannins could use another year to soften, but this is nevertheless an impressive showing. In 2008 the Claret includes fruit from one of the estate's oldest parcels, originally planted in 1975. According to Tom Dehlinger, during blending trials this juice didn't seem to fit in with the Estate Cabernet, so it was used for ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Previously $30)

Although they are known best for their Chardonnay, Sonoma-Cutrer produces four different pinot noirs, with the Russian River Valley designate designed to showcase all that the Sonoma County AVA has to offer. 


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2008 Shafer "Relentless" Napa Valley Syrah

96 points Wine Spectator: "*Wine of the Year, 2012* The aromatics are full and distinct, with loads of dark berry and charcoal, then this unfolds touches of black cherry, raspberry and red and black licorice on the palate, sailing along and firming nicely on the finish. Shows all the muscle, density, richness and range of flavor found in many Shafer reds, yet takes it to another level in this vintage. The best Relentless yet. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2013 through 2023." (2/2012) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another thoroughbred in the making is the 2008 Relentless. Full-bodied with sensational extract ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Shafer "Relentless" Napa Valley Syrah
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Shafer "Relentless" Napa Valley Syrah (96WS, 95RP, 94WE, 92ST, 91CG). Wine Spectator: "*Wine of the Year, 2012* The aromatics are full and distinct, with loads of dark berry and charcoal, then this unfolds touches of black cherry, raspberry and red and black licorice on the palate, sailing along and firming nicely on the finish. Shows all the muscle, density, richness and range of flavor found in many Shafer reds, yet takes it to another level in this vintage. The best Relentless yet. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2013 through 2023." (02/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Shafer "Relentless" Napa Valley Syrah (qty: 1)


End Date: Dec 11 2016 11:30AM PT


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 Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2008 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "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. With excellent acidity and delineation as well as a weighty, long, rich mouthfeel with lots of structure and tannin, this enormously promising wine suggests a long life if stored in a cold cellar. (RP)" (2/2010) 95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Pure, highly expressive ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Iron Horse "Green Valley" Sonoma Brut Rose

From the producer: "Brut Rose is the most vivid and bold of our Sparklings, both in terms of flavor and color. Made mostly from Pinot Noir - bright, full, dry with a soft, almost creamy mouthfeel. The gorgeous color comes form letting the Pinot Noir sit on the skins. This vintage is aged 6 plus years en tirage." 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

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: Main Warehouse



2008 Morlet "Bouquet Garni" Bennett Valley Syrah

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Morlet has done a great job with Syrah from the Bennett Valley. His sensational, dense purple-colored 2008 Syrah Bouquet Garni (100% Syrah) displays notes of licorice, pepper, lard/bacon fat, camphor, blackberries and plums. Full-bodied, opulent and fleshy, this stunning Syrah can be enjoyed over the next decade. (RP)" (2/2011) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Beautifully crafted, this threads a complex tapestry of hot brick, roasted herb, ripe plum and blackberry flavors, with touches of cedar, graphite and mineral. Ends with a long, persistent finish that keeps the flavors vibrant and l ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Anderson's Conn Valley "Estate Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the few wineries to make a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve that eclipsed its 2007 counterpart is Anderson’s Conn Valley. A spectacular effort that is as black as a moonless night, this full-bodied wine boasts abundant aromas of creme de cassis, camphor and subtle oak presented in a voluptuously textured, full-bodied style with terrific richness and depth. Great intensity and opulence as well as a layered mouthfeel make for a remarkable wine that should age for 20-30+ years. Tucked away in the sometimes seemingly forgotten Conn Valley, this winery ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $129.99 Add To Cart
RP 98

2008 Chappellet "Signature" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature is a gorgeous, mid-weight wine laced with sweet dark plums, black cherries, menthol, tobacco and flowers. This gracious Cabernet Sauvignon-based red possesses lovely balance in an understated style. It should drink well for the next 5-7 years, perhaps longer. In the 2008 the blend is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec, 9% Merlot and 5% Petite Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. I was quite taken with both wines I tasted from Chappellet, the pioneer of first-class winemaking on the gorgeous hillsides of Pritchard ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Quintessa Rutherford Bordeaux Blend

93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*Two Stars* There is no big burst of fruit or towering wave of sweet oak to make this one an immediate turner of heads, but there is a real sense of sophistication at work here with plenty of depth and layering right from the start. The wine is at once both slightly supple and fairly firm in feel, and its vitality is hard to ignore. It teases with touches of toast and dusty earth spice while hewing to a very long line of optimally ripened currants, and it has all the right pieces in all the right places to grow famously for ten years or more." (12/2011) K&L Notes: A ... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $119.99 Add To Cart
CG 93

2008 Talley "Rosemary's Vineyard" Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Talley "Rosemary's Vineyard" Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir (96RP, 94ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A low yielding, cool vintage produced super-concentrated fruit. The dense ruby/purple-hued 2008 exhibits abundant blue and red fruits, especially blueberries and raspberries, intermixed with forest floor-like notes. With surprising concentration as well as a thick, juicy mouthfeel as well as undeniable elegance and precision, this dense 2008 should drink beautifully for another 10-15 years. (RP)" (10/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Talley "Rosemary's Vineyard" Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir (qty: 6)


End Date: Dec 6 2016 2:00PM PT


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 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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Kistler "Silver Belt Vineyard - Cuvee Natalie" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Pinot Noir Cuvee Natalie Silver Belt, all from the Joseph Swan clone of Pinot Noir, offers rich forest floor, raspberry, spice box and earthy notes in a style that reminds me of a Burgundy premier cru from Volnay. This beautiful Pinot can be drunk now or cellared for a decade. (RP)" (2/2011) 95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Heady bouquet of black raspberry, cherry-cola, star anise and potpourri. Vibrant and light on its feet, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors that deliver liqueur-like power but carry no excess fat. Candied rose and cola notes linger on ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Carlisle "Carlisle Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel New!
2008 Carlisle "Carlisle Vineyard" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 87% Zinfandel and 13% mixed black varietals (Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo and a few others), the stunning 2008 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard was produced from 81-year old vines cropped at one-half ton of fruit per acre. Its dark plum/purple color is followed by sweet notes of blue and black fruits intermixed with spice box, earth, licorice, incense and burning embers. This full-bodied, fleshy, unfined, unfiltered, captivating Zinfandel should drink well for 5-7 years." (2/2011) 93 points Wine Spectator: "A rare combination for Zinfandel--power wi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Abreu "Thorevilos" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Abreu "Thorevilos" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend ((96-98RP)). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As outstanding as all the Abreu wines are, if I had to choose one that stands apart from the others it would be Thorevilos. The 2008 Thorevilos is the most complete and deeply satisfying of Abreu’s 2008s because the balance of fruit and structure is so impeccable. The 2008 literally explodes onto the palate with masses of dark fruit, tar, licorice and smoke. There is a fleshiness and depth of the fruit here that separates the Thorevilos from the other 2008s. Layers of fruit build towards the massive, masculine finish. In 2008 Thorevilos is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc and 15% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038. (AG)" (12/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Abreu "Thorevilos" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 3)


End Date: Dec 11 2016 4:00PM PT

Current Bid: $690.00
Place Bid
RP 96 - 98

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 DuMol "Ryan" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

96 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Picking a favorite from the new DuMOL lots is a near-impossible task, and this bottling displays the same striking concentration and depth that marks the group as a whole. It, too, is rife with very rich oak and adds a note of dried violets all of its own, and its sustained, keenly defined fruit is nothing less than a classic expression of pure Russian River Pinot Noir. It is an absolutely delicious wine at the moment, but, make no mistake, its sense of proportion and impeccable balance guarantee at least five or more years of progressive improvement for ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


Price: $29.99 Add To Cart


2008 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (OWC)
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (OWC - 98JS, 94RP, 94WS, 93ST, 92CG) in original wood. 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: 6)


End Date: Dec 10 2016 4:00PM PT


2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

97 points Vinous: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia is a towering, statuesque wine bursting with blackberry jam, tar, spices, leather and licorice. It shows fabulous depth and richness backed up by serious, imposing tannins that suggest it has a long life. Ideally, the 2008 should be purchased by those who can be patient; it is not a wine for those seeking immediate gratification. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec. (AG)" (12/2011) 95 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*3 Stars* Once again, Insignia takes it accustomed place near the very head of the class, and, as usual, it i ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, which is not yet in bottle, may turn out to be nearly as good. It exhibits a full-bodied power as well as lots of black fruit, licorice, damp earth and spice characteristics. Textured and rich with sweeter tannin and more upfront appeal than the 2007, the long, impressive 2008 should age for 20-25 years. (RP)" (12/2010) 91-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep ruby. Lovely lift and purity to the aromas of cassis, violet and bitter chocolate. Juicy, vibrant and intense; less dense than the 2007 but more perfumed in the mid-palate. Very fine-grained win ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Beaulieu Vineyard "Tapestry Reserve" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

91 points Wine Spectator: "Blends ripe, fleshy plum and black cherry flavors with a subtle backbone of acidity and tannins. Slow to unfold, but does so gracefully, revealing dusty earth, cedar and black licorice in an elegant style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. (JL)" (11/2011) Connoisseurs Guide: "*One Star* Dark, dense and loamy in scent with a certain brooding aspect in the nose, BV's latest Tapestry Reserve proves to be a rounder and rather more refined wine on the palate than promised, and it does a nice job of balancing buoyant, well-defined fruit with no sma ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
WS 91

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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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ST 90

2008 Ojai "Presidio Vineyard" Santa Barbara County Syrah

95 points Vinous: "The 2008 Syrah Presidio is just now beginning to show the early signs of development in its aromas and flavors. Sweet tobacco, grilled herbs, melted road tar and licorice add complexity to a core of dark fruit. At once powerful yet wonderfully nuanced, the 2008 Presidio impresses for its impeccable balance and crystalline, pure finish. This is yet another marvelous showing from Adam Tolmach and Fabien Castel. (AG)" (7/2013) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The most masculine and gamey of the lineup, the 2008 Syrah Presidio Vineyard is gorgeous. Meaty and peppery, with green herbs, bacon f ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
VN 95 RP 93

2008 L'Aventure "Optimus Estate" Paso Robles Red

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 10: "(48% cabernet sauvignon, 28% syrah and 24% petit verdot; 15.5% alcohol) Inky purple. An explosively perfumed bouquet displays scents of blackberry, violet, rose and incense, with a strong note of smoky Indian spices. Open-knit, sappy dark fruit flavors show no rough edges and pick up notes of licorice and mint with air. Alluringly silky on the finish, which repeats the floral and spice notes." This marks the very first 100% Estate Optimus!!! 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Syrah, 24% Petit V... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
ST 92 RP 90

2008 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

94 points Wine Spectator: "Dense, rich and extracted with deep currant and berry fruit, with mineral, sage and tea. (Web Only—2012)" 93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "As generously filled and as carefully balanced as any Pinot in this month's review, Kosta Browne's Russian River Valley bottling is absolutely brimming with succulent cherries overlain by lots of creamy oak. What it may lack in complexity, it more than makes up for in its ebullient young fruit, and we would not rule out an increased sense of the former after it has had a couple of years in which to develop. Still, it is so rich and inviting right now t ...Read More » 


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2008 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "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, with palate-car ...Read More » 


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2008 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Bright and fresh, this wine gives a weightless impression, like rose petals floating on rainwater. There's substance in the tannic structure underneath, with an earthiness and acidity-somewhere between pine and lemon-to keep the tannin fresh. The texture incorporates both the delicate fruit and the earthy tannin, needing cellar time to bring the two into greater harmony." (4/2011) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Pure, fresh aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, licorice and cola: classic RRV pinot. Juicy, sweet and penetrating, with a medicinal reserve to its dark berry and cola f ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
W&S 92 ST 91

2008 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Horizontal
Bid on this 2-bottle 2008 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Horizontal, including 1-bottle of 2008 Williams Selyem "Eastside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (94WS, 93WE, 92CG) and 1-bottle of 2008 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (92W&S, 91ST). Of the 2008 Williams Selyem "Eastside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir,Wine Spectator writes: "Delightfully complex and classy, with ripe plum, black cherry and raspberry aromas. Firm, loamy tannins give the flavors traction. Full-bodied and intense, yet elegant and delicate. (JL) " (12/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Williams Selyem "Eastside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2008 Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (qty: 1)


End Date: Dec 9 2016 12:30PM PT


2008 Marcassin "Marcassin Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Marcassin "Marcassin Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (100RP, 93WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Utterly perfect, the 2008 Chardonnay Marcassin Estate is a dead-ringer for the 2007, but slightly richer and longer, as hard as that may be to believe. This extraordinary effort is unquestionably the 'Chardonnay of the Vintage.' In fact, it may be the 'Chardonnay of the Decade.' Brioche, nectarine, citrus and orange blossom notes intermixed with a liqueur of rocks, great acid, phenomenal concentration and staggering length result in a sublime Chardonnay that should drink well for 15+ years. (RP)" (02/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Marcassin "Marcassin Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (qty: 2)


End Date: Dec 12 2016 4:00PM PT

Current Bid: $490.00
Place Bid
RP 100 WS 93

2008 Rubicon Estate "Rubicon" Rutherford Bordeaux Blend

95 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Deep, rich, ripe and focused, this wine charms from the outset with aromas that are spot on for varietal precision and smell of the complex, layered best of the West Rutherford Bench. Its combination of currant and black cherry notes with hints of root beer and sweet loam are followed on the palate by a supple entry, balancing acidity and by the solid framing of long-grained, polished tannins. Like its aromatic character, its flavors are writ large and writ precisely, and while no one is going to mistake it for a quiet, nuanced wine, so too will no one f ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2008 Roar "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir New!
2008 Roar "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

94 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Deep, very precise Pinot Noir fruit is joined by just the right measure of sweet oak in the beautifully proportioned young wine, and, while showing the kind of fruity richness and depth that marks Rosella's Vineyard at its best, it is also among the more mannerly and carefully balanced offerings that we have seen from the site. Its impressions of polish and structure convince that it will grow for a few years at least, but we can see where its immediate charms may make cellaring a bit easier said than done." (10/2010) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Just exquisite, combining power with e ...Read More » 


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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 » 


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2008 Rhys "Family Farm Vineyard" San Mateo County Pinot Noir

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "*Outstanding* An attractively layered and fresh ripe red berry fruit and overtly floral nose offers excellent complexity that continues onto the rich but elegantly rendered medium-bodied flavors that possess a seductive texture and perfect balance on the lingering finish. This should age extremely well as everything is in perfect proportion...That the wines are of very high quality is evident but what is wonderfully refreshing is that the wines are also unique and original. Simply put, they are unlike any other pinots being crafted in California today. ...Read More » 


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2008 Kobalt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A joint project between well-known winemaking consultant Mark Herold and Kevin Carriker, Kobalt's big, blockbuster 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) boasts an inky/purple color as well as a big, sweet perfume of camphor, charcoal, blueberries, black currants and toasty oak. Superb fruit, a sweet, full-bodied mouthfeel, a multilayered texture and a long finish with abundant but sweet, nicely integrated tannins, this classic Napa Cabernet should be consumed over the next 15-18 years. (RP)" (12/2010) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(blended with 3% malbec; from Coombsville f ...Read More » 


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2008 Joseph Phelps "Backus" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus is a beautifully delineated wine endowed with tons of personality and sheer class. The wine comes alive in the glass, with crushed rose petals, dark raspberry jam, licorice and spices. There is an exotic element to the fruit that is highly appealing. Today the tannins are quite firm, suggesting the wine needs at least a few more years in the cellar. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2038. (AG)" (12/2011) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Firm and intense, this is beautifully structured, with a tight, vivid core of mineral-laced raspberry, black cherry, anise and ...Read More » 


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2008 Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

95 points Wine Spectator: "One of two I correctly identified. This is notably spicy, with nutmeg, floral and berry scents. Rich and full-bodied, delivering layers of dark berries and a dash of mocha. (JL, Web-2012)" (8/2010) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, strawberry liqueur, dried flowers and Asian spices. Silky, bright and precise, but with good depth and power to its red berry and cherry flavors. Really expand with air, finishing with sweet tannins, tangy minerality and impressive length. If your impression of the K-B wines ossified around the 2004 vintage, you shou ...Read More » 


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2008 Linne Calodo "Rising Tides" Paso Robles Rhône Blend Back In Stock!
2008 Linne Calodo "Rising Tides" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Intensely perfumed, ripe scents of blackcurrant, black raspberry, fruitcake and violet with a smoky overlay. Juicy and deeply pitched, offering lush black and blue fruit flavors and a suave floral pastille quality. Weightier on the finish, where the floral note lingers with real authority and persistent spiciness. For a burly wine this displays wonderful balance. (JR)" (11/2010) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Juicy wild berry and blackberry jam flavors are intense, pure, focused and persistent in this full-blown red, picking up roasted herb, scorched earth and mineral notes. ...Read More » 


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2008 Conspire Russian River Valley Pinot Noir New!
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) 


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