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2008 Amuse Bouche "Vin Perdu" Napa Valley Red Blend

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Vin Perdu bursts from the glass with dark red cherries, plums, violets, licorice and spices. All the elements come together beautifully in this dark, sumptuous wine. In 2008, the Vin Perdu is 44% Petit Verdot, 39% Syrah, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc. The Petit Verdot tannins provide the backbone, giving the wine tons of energy, vibrancy and pure length. This is a gorgeous wine. (AG)" (12/2012) Wine Spectator: "Complex and concentrated, with black currant and olive aromas and supple blackberry, earthy clay and cedar flavors that linger toward lively ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 93

2008 Ghost Block Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate reveals greater delineation, power and structure than the regular bottling. Tobacco, sweet herbs, cassis and plums are some of the notes that flow from this beautifully delineated, striking Cabernet Sauvignon. I especially like the length and pure finesse of the finish. This is a strong showing from Ghost Block. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. (AG)" (12/2011) 91 points Wine & Spirits: "The Pelissa family named this brand after the property they purchased in 1938, part of George Yount's original land grant. This wine includes fruit from that Yountv ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart
RP 92 W&S 91

2008 Parallel Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot, this new wine from Philippe Melka is soft and inviting, with blueberry pie and caramel aromas. Velvety on the palate, with herbs and spices to complement the sexy red and black fruit. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2008 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are 400 cases of the 2008 Altagracia, which includes a lot of Petit Verdot (20%) in the Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend. The year’s spring frosts resulted in a smaller crop than usual resulting in a denser, richer but at the same time more texturally interesting and seductive style of wine. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by lots of blue, red and black fruits as well as good minerality, purity and depth. It should drink well for 10-15 years. (RP)" (12/2010) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good bright red-ruby. Enticing, nuanced aromas of black cherry, licorice, graphit ...Read More » 


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RP 91 ST 91

2008 Melka "Métisse - Jumping Goat Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Wine Spectator: "An engaging style, complex and well-proportioned, with ripe currant, blackberry, cedar, sandalwood and black licorice flavors. Supple in texture and expansive on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022." (8/2011) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Metisse Cabernet Sauvignon Jumping Goat Vineyard is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot and 7% Merlot aged in French oak, of which 85% was new. The wine, which is made at the Vineyard 29 high-tech facility north of St. Helena, possesses a dense saturated ruby/purple color as well as ...Read More » 


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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 » 


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2008 Schramsberg "J Schram" North Coast Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a beautiful, complex and complete wine, from the delicate, spiced raspberry aroma through the creamy, nuanced finish. Subtle but well-defined fruit flavors like white cherry and raspberry pulse across the palate, buoyed by an ultrafine effervescence and lively acidity. But the texture is smooth around the edges, lending a sense of extra depth and layering to this extraordinary bottle. Just coming into its own now, it will improve through at least 2020. *Ranked #9 on Top 100 of 2017, Cellar Selection*" (3/2017) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Sleek and refined, with pretty strawbe ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $134.99 Add To Cart
WE 96 WS 91


2008 Coho "Headwaters" Napa Valley Red Blend Back In Stock!
2008 Coho "Headwaters" Napa Valley Red Blend

89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The intriguing 2008 Headwaters Proprietary Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Its dense ruby/purple hue is followed by attractive notes of red currants, licorice and spice. Medium to full-bodied with supple tannins as well as lots of personality and character, this serious red can be consumed over the next 7-8 years." (12/2010) Wine Spectator: "Marked by complex dried dark berry fruit, this shows cedar, sandalwood, mineral and dried herb character. Full-bodied and elegant, making it easy to enjoy now. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, ...Read More » 


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RP 89

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 » 


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W&S 92 ST 91

2008 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated red. Captivating aromas of cherry-cola, pepper, Indian spices, cocoa powder and sandalwood. Then intense, spicy and penetrating in the mouth, with vibrant raspberry and wild strawberry flavors dominating. Finishes pungent, spicy and long, with a palate-staining whiplash of flavor. This calls for another five years of aging. (ST)" (6/2010) 91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Generally among our favorite Williams Selyem Pinots, the Westside Road Neighbors bottling is, in this outing, a deep but slightly hidden wine. Keen and concentrated and a bit firmer in balance, it is at once wel ...Read More » 


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2008 Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. Vibrant aromas of raspberry, licorice, rose and sandalwood. Juicy and intense, with very good sweetness and fleshiness to the red berry and spicecake flavors. The silky tannins arrive late. I like the high-pitched, spicy fruit character of the sappy finish. (ST)" (6/2010) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Shows tart cranberry crispness in addition to richer cherry and raspberry fruit, but it’s a fairly aloof wine now, with competing parts. Even though this isn’t a single-vineyard Pinot, it needs time in the cellar, to let everything mellow. Give it 4-5 years." (8/2010) Connoisseurs Guide: "A full mea ...Read More » 


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ST 91 WE 90

2008 Williams Selyem "Bucher Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

94 points Wine Spectator: "Rich and complex, with tight, dense, loamy earth, raspberry and wild berry fruit that's fresh and vivid. Well-focused and full-bodied, ending with wonderful complexity and intensity. Drink now through 2017. (JL)" (12/2010) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Ethereal, spice-laced aromas of raspberry, dried rose, anise and underbrush. Sweet, sappy and seamless, with pepper and Asian spice elements giving the intense red berry flavors a deceptive lightness of touch. Finishes with spreading breadth, a jolt of bitter cherry and terrific vivacity. (ST)" (5/2010) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "The acidity and dryness ...Read More » 


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2008 Sine Qua Non "The Line" California Grenache
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Sine Qua Non "The Line" California Grenache (98RP, 97VN, 95JS, 95WS, 94ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine was just released in April of this year, and is a blend of 87.5% Grenache, 11% Syrah, and 1.5% Viognier, with 21% whole clusters used in the Grenache component. Seventy-eight percent of it came from the 11 Confessions Vineyard and the balance from Bien Nacido and the White Hawk. It is no measly wine at 15.5% alcohol, but it displays extraordinary berry fruit and kirsch notes intermixed with lavender and other floral components. Intense, full-bodied, voluptuously textured, and stunningly pure, with no real noticeable oak (21% new French oak was used, most of it the larger demi-muids), this beauty has put on weight and is showing additional complexity since I first tasted it. (RP)" (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Sine Qua Non "The Line" California Grenache (qty: 1)


End Date: Jan 19 2018 9:00AM PT


2008 Radio-Coteau "Alberigi" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. Enticing aromas of raspberry, bitter cherry, Asian spices and incense. Then suave and creamy in the mouth, with excellent energy and lift-and a jolt of minerality-to its red and dark berry flavors. Mounts impressively on the back half and coats the palate with spice and exotic floral qualities. Fine-grained tannins add grip to the long, sappy finish. Powerful but refined pinot noir with the depth and structure to age." (6/2010)  


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ST 93

2008 Radio Coteau "Terra Neuma" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Pretty aromas of red fruits, licorice, black cardamom and flowers. Juicy, pure and fine, with good tang and energy to the raspberry and cherry flavors. A wine of finesse more than power, but very persistent and energetic on the back end, finishing with silky tannins and lingering minerality." (6/2010) 91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "**Outstanding** A moderately high-toned and exceptionally fresh nose of both red and blue Pinot fruit, raspberry and a hint of earth introduces rich, delicious and solidly well-concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess a dusty and mouth coa ...Read More » 


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2008 Pride Mountain "Reserve" Sonoma/Napa County Claret

94 points Wine Spectator: "Rich and beautifully structured, with vivid aromas of red currant, fresh earth and toasty oak and intense yet still supple flavors of cherry and cedar. Tannins are dense but ripe. (TF)" (2/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Reserve Claret emerges from the glass with expressive dark red fruit, licorice, leather and spices, revealing gorgeous length and persistence. Firm yet well-integrated tannins frame the fruit beautifully from start to finish. Hints of mocha and sweet spices linger on the close. There is an attractive fleshiness to the Claret that makes the wine approachabl ...Read More » 


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2008 Wind Gap "Armagh Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Syrah

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining ruby. Heady aromas of cassis, blackberry liqueur, violet oil and olive are enhanced by exotic notes of Indian spices and woodsmoke that gain strength with air. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit flavors show impressive concentration but there's an unlikely elegance here too. Packs a serious punch and finishes silky and long, with lingering spiciness. (ST)" (5/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From a cold site in the Petaluma wind gap, the 2008 Syrah Armagh Vineyard (less than 100 cases produced) reveals Northern Rhone-like aromas of bacon fat, tapenade and smoke. If t ...Read More » 


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ST 93

2008 Carlisle "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Once again, the foggy, windswept terroir of Rosella's Vineyard has resulted in a big, deep, rich 2008 Syrah Rosella's Vineyard with lots of meaty red and black fruit notes, a full-bodied texture, and stunning richness. While not as impressive as the 2007, it is a noteworthy Syrah to enjoy over the next 6-8 years." (2/2010) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining purple. Complex aromas of singed plum, smoke, Indian spices, olive tapenade and black pepper. Savory and energetic, with excellent peppery definition and inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of dark fruits, olive and spices. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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RP 92 - 94 ST 93


2008 Schramsberg "J. Schram" North Coast Sparkling Wine

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Blended of 82% Chardonnay and 18% Pinot Noir, the 2008 J Schram is intensely scented of brioche and toasted nuts with a core of peach cobbler, cinnamon toast and beeswax, plus a hint of dried mandarin peel. The palate is multilayered, opulent and spicy with layers of toast, nut and fruit marked by crisp acid and finishing with wonderful persistence. Delicious now, you can consider cellaring this for 5-6 years for a toastier character. (LPB) 94+" (10/2017) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "A rich gold color and spicy, complex aromas get this wine off to a great start. It follows with ginge ...Read More » 


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2008 Bevan "Ontogeny" Oakville Red Blend

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The stunning 2008 Ontogeny Proprietary Red (a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) boasts an opaque purple color along with notes of kirsch, blueberries, boysenberries, mocha and subtle smoke. Expansive on the palate as well as opulent and fleshy with tremendous fruit, depth and richness, there is some tannin lurking in the background, but it is largely concealed by the luxurious fruit component. Already showy and complex, this stunning red can be drunk over the next decade. One of the major fruit sources for Bevan has been the Showket ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $139.99 Add To Cart
RP 97 WS 93

2008 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2008 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (93WS). Wine Spectator: "Openly fruity, rich, lush and layered, serving up a complex mix of plum, blackberry, black licorice and spices. Full-bodied and supple-textured, ending with a long, persistent finish that keeps repeating the core flavor themes. *Collectibles* (JL)" (12/2010) 

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2008 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 4)


End Date: Jan 18 2018 10:00AM PT

Current Bid: $313.88
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WS 93

Assorted Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Tasting Lot
Bid on this 5-bottle 0 Assorted Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2006 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (94WE, 92ST, 90WS), 1-bottle of 2007 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (95WE, 90ST), 1-bottle of 2008 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (92WE, 92WS, 90ST), 1-bottle of 2010 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (92WS, 90WE), and 1-bottle of 2011 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir. Of the 2007 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir,Wine Enthusiast writes: "A fabulously rich and approachable Pinot Noir that offers everything now, yet will also age. The considerable tannins will protect it in the cellar for a good 6-8 years, but it's so fresh and vibrant in cherries, red currants and oak-inspired red licorice that it's hard not to drink it now. Hard to exaggerate the deliciousness factor." (03/2010) 

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2006 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2007 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2008 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2010 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2011 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 1)


End Date: Jan 17 2018 2:30PM PT


2008 Sojourn Cellars "Sangiacomo Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Back In Stock!
2008 Sojourn Cellars "Sangiacomo Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Wine Enthusiast: "Good and complex in cherry, raspberry, orange zest and vanilla oak flavors that finish deep and long in a dusty swirl of Indian spices. A very nice Pinot Noir, although it’s pretty sharp in zingy acidity. Give it a few hours of decanting before serving." (10/2010) Wine Spectator: "Floral, offering fresh herb, sage and mineral notes. Full-bodied and savory, featuring touches of cola and sassafras and ending with complex layers of flavor. (JL)" (9/2010) K&L Notes: 97 points from the Pinot Report: "Medium-deep ruby color; deep, spicy clove and dark cherry aromas; big, rich, ripe, dark che... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2008 Sojourn Cellars "Sangiacomo Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Bid on this 5-bottle lot of 2008 Sojourn Cellars "Sangiacomo Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Wine Spectator: "Floral, offering fresh herb, sage and mineral notes. Full-bodied and savory, featuring touches of cola and sassafras and ending with complex layers of flavor. (JL)" (09/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Sojourn Cellars "Sangiacomo Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (qty: 5)


End Date: Jan 17 2018 3:00PM PT

Current Bid: $112.00
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2008 Sojourn Cellars "Gap's Crown Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Back In Stock!
2008 Sojourn Cellars "Gap's Crown Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An exceptional effort, the 2008 Pinot Noir Gap’s Crown Vineyard’s dark ruby/garnet color is followed by a big, sweet kiss of plum sauce intermixed with kirsch, sweet cherries, and a hint of underlying minerality. Medium to full-bodied with outstanding purity, texture, and length, this beauty can be drunk over the next 5-8 years. (RP)" (2/2010) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "A beautiful Pinot Noir notable for the purity of its structure. Shows really polished tannins and crisp coastal acidity, as well as a fine coating of smoky oak. It all frames flavors of cherries and raspberries. Coul ...Read More » 


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RP 91 WE 90

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. *Two Stars*" (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 Carlisle Dry Creek Valley Syrah

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Syrah Dry Creek is composed of 86% Syrah, 12% Grenache, and 2% Viognier, with the Viognier co-fermented and the Grenache blended in after malolactic. The wine exhibits sweet black cherry, raspberry, and black currant fruit intermixed with notions of camphor, incense, licorice, and subtle background oak. Full-bodied, juicy, seductive, and nearly addictive, this intriguing Syrah should be drunk over the next 7-8 years. (RP)" (8/2010) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Medicinal black fruits, apricot, licorice and a smoky nuance on the nose and palate. Dense and smooth but ...Read More » 


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RP 93 ST 91

2008 Eric Kent Russian River Valley Chardonnay

93 points Wine Spectator: "Combines ripe, firm, complex fruit with subtle hints of cedar and spice. Full-bodied, with ripe pear, melon, honeysuckle and mineral notes, ending with a rich, fleshy finish. Drink now through 2014." (4/2010) Connoisseurs Guide: "A very pleasant, youthful and still developing Chardonnay, this wine smells of pears, citrus fruits and green apples compounded by a veneer of creamy oak. It is full in body and somewhat round at entry, then firms up appropriately across the palate and finds unresolved finishing raggedness in the finish. Its more than solid fruit and acidity suggest t ...Read More » 


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WS 93

2008 Sojourn Cellars "Rodgers Creek" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Previously $47) Back In Stock!
2008 Sojourn Cellars "Rodgers Creek" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Previously $47)

93 points in the Pinot Report: "Medium-deep ruby color; deep, concentrated, berry aromas; deep, ripe berry and red cherry flavors with earthy, mineral notes and sweet oak; good structure and balance; long finish. Deep and concentrated Pinot that makes a good statement for this new vineyard in the Petaluma Gap region." (01/10) 90 points Robert Parker: "Sweet black cherry, licorice, forest floor, and floral notes are found in the attractive, dark plum-hued 2008 Pinot Noir Rodgers Creek Vineyard. The wine possesses velvety tannins, a medium to full-bodied ... Read More » 


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RP 90

2008 Ghost Block Estate Single Vineyard Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard come across as quite dark and fleshy in its blackberries, plums, licorice tobacco and spices. It shows excellent depth through to the generous, textured finish. The 2008 is already a bit forward in its aromas and flavors, suggesting it needs to be enjoyed sooner rather than later. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020." (12/2011) 90 points Wine & Spirits: "From a 16-acre cabernet vineyard on a knoll in northern Yountville, this wine is black in its mature fruit character but not pushed toward hyper-extraction. Instead, it comes across as tense, ...Read More » 


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2008 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir ((92-95RP), 95ST, 93BH). 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)" (02/2010) 

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2008 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (qty: 3)


End Date: Jan 22 2018 2:30PM PT

Current Bid: $180.00
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RP 92 - 95 ST 95 BH 93

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 » 


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2008 Rhys "Alesia" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Strawberry, raspberry and spicecake on the nose, with a sexy sandalwood quality. In a distinctly vibrant style, with the sexy spice and red berry qualities following through in the mouth. Sappy and fine-grained wine, finishing on a suave note of candied flowers. This will be the last vintage for this wine. (ST)" (6/2010)  


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ST 91

2008 Saxum "Broken Stones" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A blend of 79% Syrah, 13% Grenache, and 8% Mourvedre, the 2008 Saxum Broken Stones is a full bore Syrah, delivering earthy dark berry fruits, roasted meats, charcoal, and spice box aromas that are lifted and framed by serious underlying minerality and crushed stone notes. Full bodied and powerful on the palate, with a ripe, grippy texture, gorgeous balance – despite the overall large scale – and a beautifully focused, blockbuster finish, this superb Syrah should benefit from 2 to 3 years of bottle age, and then drink well for 10 to 15. (JebDunnuck.com) ...Read More » 


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2008 Red Car "Heaven & Earth" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Heaven & Earth is a vineyard designated Pinot Noir from the La Boheme Vineyard, which lies just outside the town of Occidental along the Sonoma Coast. La Boheme is a Red Car monopole. The Calera clone, California’s smallest clustered heritage selection, dominates the blend, contributing concentrated fruit and finely grained tannins. 89 points Wine Spectator: "Tight and full-bodied, with loamy earth, dried currant and berry flavors. Touches of herb, sage and forest floor give this complexity and depth. Very closed and backward at this stage. Drink now th... Read More » 


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WS 89

2008 Rhys "Skyline Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Syrah

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Beautifully suave and elegant, the 2008 Rhys Syrah Skyline Vineyard possesses classy aromatics of cassis and blackberry fruit that’s perfectly intermixed with violets, black pepper, and loads of chalk and mineral overtones. Amazingly pure on the nose, the wine is medium+ bodied on the palate, highlighting perfectly ripe fruit, an energetic, vibrant and seamless texture, grippy underlying structure, and a very long, focused finish. This shows more and more structure over the evening and is a stunning wine to drink over the next 10 to 15 years." (11/2010) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "In ...Read More » 


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2008 Saxum "Bone Rock - James Berry Vineyard" Paso Robles Syrah

98 points James Suckling: "This is a gorgeous wine with subtle dried meat, minerals and ripe fruit. Full and balanced with fine tannins and a long finish. Very beautiful. Harmonious and layered. Love the finish, with no heat. Just right. Spice and meat hint of wood. Phenomenal." (10/2011) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Bone Rock comes across as quite delicate and perfumed in its expressive bouquet. Hints of smoke, mint and tar add complexity to the dark, black fruit in this beautifully balanced wine. I find a bit more complexity and nuance in the 2008 than in the 2009. I especially like the aromatic lift ...Read More » 


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2008 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

94 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Ripe and rich, concentrated and mannerly at one and the same time, this attractive wine splits the difference between the direct, deep reach of the Litton Estate bottling and the greater elegance of the Allen Vineyard version. It is a touch rounded to start, then firms up across the palate and tightens in the finish. It will benefit from a few years in the cellar and is sure to find a rich, supple stance over time. *Two stars*" (2/2011) 94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Explosive aromas of strawberry and raspberry preserves, potpourri, mocha and cola. Silky, bright and expansive ...Read More » 


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Price: $109.99 Add To Cart
CG 94 ST 94

2008 Rhys "Bearwallow" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "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 heights. There a ...Read More » 


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BH 93 ST 92

2008 Williams Selyem Central Coast Pinot Noir

90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "If at first seeming a touch tentative and a bit leaner in style, this energetic young wine gradually unfolds and fixes its sights on very deep, very vital young fruit. If lifted by lots of bright acidity, it is never less than very well-balanced, and it ends with a lengthy finish whose emphasis is first and foremost on sweet cherries. It has all the pieces in place to age well and will need a few years before really hitting its stride." (6/2010) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Sexy aromas of strawberry, raspberry, minerals and rose, along with a high-pitched minty nuance. Tight ...Read More » 


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CG 90 ST 90

2008-2009 Kongsgaard "The Judge" Napa Valley Chardonnay Vertical
Bid on this 2-bottle 2008-2009 Kongsgaard "The Judge" Napa Valley Chardonnay Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2008 Kongsgaard "The Judge" Napa Valley Chardonnay (97RP, 95ST, 94VN, 92WS) and 1-bottle of 2009 Kongsgaard "The Judge" Napa Valley Chardonnay (98RP, 96ST, 95VN, 95WS). Of the 2009 Kongsgaard "The Judge" Napa Valley Chardonnay,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "The 2009 Chardonnay The Judge sparkles on the palate with brilliant layers of fruit. It is bright, articulate and beautifully centered from start to finish. There is a weightless richness that is almost impossible to describe for its pure elegance. A dazzling, crystalline finish rounds out the flinty, mineral-drenched notes. This is easily the equal of any Chardonnay being made in the world today. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2024. (AG) 98+" (12/2011) 

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2008 Kongsgaard "The Judge" Napa Valley Chardonnay (qty: 1)
2009 Kongsgaard "The Judge" Napa Valley Chardonnay (qty: 1)


End Date: Jan 16 2018 5:30PM PT


2008 Sine Qua Non "B 20" California Syrah
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Sine Qua Non "B 20" California 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) 

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2008 Sine Qua Non "B 20" California Syrah (qty: 3)


End Date: Jan 22 2018 4:00PM PT


2008 Turley "Hayne Vineyard" Napa Valley Petite Syrah

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "All five of Turley’s 2008 Petite Syrahs (they do not spell it “Sirah”) are extraordinary, and I could probably write the same tasting notes for each. My favorites include the Hayne Vineyard and Library Vineyard, followed by the Pesenti Vineyard, which shows more chalky graphite characteristics. They all possess huge aromas of blackberries, blueberries, and ink, massive fruit concentration, enormous body, and a lot less alcohol than the Zinfandels (a character of this varietal). Readers who purchase any of these cuvees should forget them for 10 years, and ...Read More » 


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RP 94 - 96

2008 Keever Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon

91+ points from Robert Parker: "There are 500 cases of the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (again 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the estate vineyards in Yountville). Slightly denser, more structured, tannic and backward than the 2007, it is a full-bodied effort with notes of black currants, heady glycerin levels, and more toasty oak in the background (even though the percentage of new French oak used is essentially the same in each cuvee). The 2008 requires patience as 2-3 years of cellaring will be beneficial. It should drink well over the following 15 or more ye... Read More » 


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RP 91

2008 Vérité "La Muse" Sonoma County Bordeaux Blend

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec (52% Chalk Hill, 45% Alexander Mountain Estate and 3% Bennett Valley fruit), the 2008 may have even greater intensity and richness than the 2007. Still young and unformed, it exhibits phenomenal richness and equilibrium as well as a finish that lasts nearly a minute. Its dense plum/purple color is accompanied by notions of black fruits, forest floor, truffles and spring flowers. It should age for 25-30+ years. (RP)" (6/2011) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red-ruby. Inviting nose offers cherry, raspberry and chocolate truffle ...Read More » 


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2008 Aubert Chardonnay Tasting Lot
Bid on this 2-bottle 2008 Aubert Chardonnay Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2008 Aubert "Larry Hyde and Sons" Carneros Chardonnay (96RP, 93WS, 92ST) and 1-bottle of 2008 Aubert "Lauren Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (97RP, 95ST, 93WS). Of the 2008 Aubert "Lauren Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "When I am tasting with Mark Aubert, it always seems to be that his personal favorite is the Lauren Vineyard. The 2008 Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard is a big, dense wine that tastes like concentrated lemon and citrus oils intermixed with quince, honeysuckle and white flowers. Drop in a few pebbles and gravel and you have a full-bodied, beautifully textured, dense, powerful Chardonnay that admirably matches finesse with a larger than life size. This 2008 should drink well for a decade. (RP)" (02/2011) 

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2008 Aubert "Larry Hyde and Sons" Carneros Chardonnay (qty: 1)
2008 Aubert "Lauren Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (qty: 1)


End Date: Jan 19 2018 11:30AM PT


2008 Grey Stack "The Narcissist" Sonoma County Syrah

Grey Stack Cellars sources grapes from unique sites in Bennett Valley on the North Coast. From the winery: "The Narcissist is our barrel select Syrah. The barrels may come from any block or vineyard we source Syrah from. Unapologetically big and oak driven, stylistically, this is our biggest Syrah, typically made form 100% new French Oak. This is our only wine that is not made with food in mind - thus the name. We call this our cocktail wine. First made in 2006, we have continued the tradition of the Narcissist in 25-75 case lots." 


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