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2008 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (375ml)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. (RP)" (12/2010) 95 points James Suckling: "This is very pure fruit for Dominus. This will be interesting to see how it develops in the future. 2008 was a very small crop. Very perfumed and beautiful, with currants, flowers, and notes of mint. Full-bodied, with r ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2008 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Red Blend (375ml) New!
2008 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Red Blend (375ml)

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: San Francisco


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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2008 Larkmead Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 60% new French oak) reveals a Medoc-like nose of cedarwood, damp earth, black currants and hints of bay leaf and unsmoked cigar tobacco. Opulence, purity and density combined with a thick, full-bodied mouthfeel and a superb finish all suggest a wine that can be drunk now or cellared for two decades. (RP)" (12/2010) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep ruby-red. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, crushed stone and menthol. Sweet and lively on the palate, w ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
RP 95 ST 92

2008 Saxum "James Berry Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Saxum "James Berry Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend (98RP, 97WS, 95ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 James Berry Vineyard (52% Grenache, 31% Mourvedre, and 17% Syrah) saw some of its Grenache aged in the concrete eggs that are now catching on among some of the top producers on California’s Central Coast. With strong minerality from the limestone soil, this exuberant, fleshy, full-bodied wine is already drinking well. (I believe it was actually bottled just a day or two before my visit, which makes its performance that much more remarkable.) Dense purple, with sweet notes of barbecue smoke and meats as well as roasted herbs, extravagant black cherry, black currant, and blackberry fruit are all present in this wine, but there is plenty of underlying structure that comes from both the minerality and the Mourvedre component. Pure, full-bodied, but again, impressively elegant and nuanced, this is a tour de force and another prodigious example of this 

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2008 Saxum "James Berry Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 21 2017 10:00AM PT

Current Bid: $155.00
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RP 98 WS 97 ST 95

2008 Carlisle California Petite Sirah

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Even better is the remarkable 2008 Petite Sirah California, a cross appellation offering from Napa's Palisades Vineyard blended with fruit from the Teldeschi Vineyard in Dry Creek and the Carlisle Vineyard in Russian River. Its dense purple hue is accompanied by an extraordinary bouquet of incense, wet stones, acacia flowers, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, and charcoal. Full-bodied and intense, but more accessible than the Yorkville Highlands, it possesses high but velvety tannins as well as mindboggling levels of richness and extract. Giv ...Read More » 


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RP 94 - 96

2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (375ml) New!
2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (375ml)

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: "Once again, Insignia takes it accustomed place near the very head of the class, and, as usual, it is one of t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2008 Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
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: $64.99 Add To Cart
RP 90

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: $54.99 Add To Cart
W&S 92 ST 91

2008 Saxum "Heart Stone Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Saxum "Heart Stone Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend (95WS, 93RP). Wine Spectator: "Impresses with its finesse, serving up a supple, generous mix of up-front plum, huckleberry and blueberry fruit that's elegant, delicate and polished. Full-bodied, seamless and refined, ending with a long, detailed finish. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. (JL)" (02/2011) 

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2008 Saxum "Heart Stone Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 20 2017 10:00AM PT

Current Bid: $84.59
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WS 95 RP 93

2008 Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (95WS, 92ST). 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)" 

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2008 Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (qty: 2)


End Date: Sep 21 2017 12:00PM PT

Current Bid: $205.00
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WS 95 ST 92

2008 Nickel & Nickel "Dragonfly Vineyard" St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

The four-acre Dragonfly Vineyard is located at the base of Spring Mountain in St. Helena. The vineyard is situated in a consistently warm mesoclimate, which enables the fruit to develop notably ripe and jammy fruit with gobs of Napa Valley cassis character. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 16 months in 48% new French oak. From the winery: "The 2008 vintage as a whole captures incredibly ripe flavors with mouthwatering tannins, and the 2008 Dragonfly in particular is a beautiful expression of the vintage. Strawberry and boysenberry aromas entice ... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2008 Rochioli "Little Hill" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Revealing a slightly darker ruby/purple color is the more backward, but well-made, impressive 2008 Pinot Noir Little Hill Vineyard. Black currants, subtle smoke, barbecue spice, and forest floor aromas emerge from this expressive, full-bodied effort. It possesses tremendous purity and length as well as a great finish with no hard edges. (RP)" (2/2010) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Wild, smoky aromas of cherry, blackberry and mocha complicated by candied licorice. Suave and sappy on entry, then lush but restrained in the middle palate, showing a subtle sweetness and staining ...Read More » 


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RP 94 - 96 ST 92

2008 Colgin "Tychson Hill Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points James Suckling: "Dried violets and berries with hints of minerals and dark chocolate. Turns to licorice and spices. Full-bodied, with wonderful velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This is so beautiful and balanced with an amazing core of fruit on the finish. Wonderful finish. Leave it for about four to five years before opening." (6/2011) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dense purple-colored 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill Vineyard exhibits notes of cassis, charcoal and toast in a full-bodied, velvety textured, concentrated style. The tannins are ripe and the wine reveals impressive levels o ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco



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: "*Three Stars* Once again, Insignia takes it accustomed place near the very head of the class, and, as usual, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


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

2006,2008&2009 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Tasting Lot
Bid on this 3-bottle 2006,2008&2009 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Tasting Lot , including 1-bottle of 2006 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (90BH, 90RP), 1-bottle of 2008 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir ((92-95RP), 95ST, 93BH), and 1-bottle of 2009 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (95RP, 94JG, 93BH, 92ST). 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. 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 i 

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2006 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2008 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2009 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 21 2017 7:30PM PT


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 Justin "Isosceles Reserve" Paso Robles Bordeaux Blend

94 points James Suckling: "I really like the balance and subtle fruit in this red with currants, spices and light coffee aromas and flavors. Silky textured finish. Hazelnut and fruit on the finish. Harmonious wine. Made from 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Best in 2014." (11/2011) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Far more showy was a barrel sample of the 2008 Isosceles Reserve, composed of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot. It exhibits sweeter tannins along with dense black fruits intermixed with charcoal, creme de cassis, ro ...Read More » 


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JS 94 RP 91 - 93

2008 Carlisle "Papa's Block" Russian River Valley Syrah

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Syrah Papa's Block (16% alcohol) exhibits ripe blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with espresso roast, chocolate, and tar. The tannins are supple, and the wine is enormously-endowed and full-bodied with superb texture, length, and richness. (RP)" (2/2010) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky purple. Wild black fruits, olive and potpourri on the nose, with a peppery element emerging with aeration. Suave and vibrant, with an Old World lightness of touch to the sweet flavors of blackberry, mulberry, pepper and smoky herbs. Finishes with gently chewy tannins and suave lingering ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Carlisle "Cardiac Hill" Bennett Valley Syrah

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The compelling, blockbuster 2008 Syrah Cardiac Hill (40% whole clusters/stems used) was aged in 30% new French oak casks. This -blood of Syrah- effort boasts an inky/purple color as well as a thick, viscous, high octane personality. The bouquet offers up scents of beef blood, blood oranges, graphite, blueberries and flowers. This is an exceptionally rich, nuanced, world-class Syrah with good underlying minerality as well as great focus and precision for a wine of such mass and richness. While it is already hard to resist, it should evolve for a decade or ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Carlisle "Three Birds" Sonoma County Rhone Blend New!
2008 Carlisle "Three Birds" Sonoma County Rhone Blend

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "After a four year hiatus, Officer's homage to Chateauneuf du Pape returns in full glory. The 2008 Three Birds, a blend of 78% Grenache, 16% Mourvedre, and 6% Syrah, is a knock-out wine. From relatively new plantings that came from Alban cuttings of Grenache (rumor says they were taken from the Rayas vineyard), this promising 2008 was aged in neutral French oak, and is scheduled to be bottled without fining or filtration. Explosive notes of kirsch liqueur, lavender, licorice, and loamy earth jump from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-tinted wine. Dense, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 92 - 94

2008 Pine Ridge "Fortis" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The flagship 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortis has an opaque ruby/purple color and gorgeously sweet, concentrated black currant fruit with sweet cherry, plum, Asian spice, and some subtle oak. It is full-bodied and very graceful, with superb equilibrium and intensity. This is a terrific, very young but very promising, prodigious Cabernet Sauvignon that should drink well for 20-25 years. (94+ RP)" (12/2010)  


Inventory: Redwood City

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RP 94


2008 Orin Swift Cellars "The Prisoner" Napa Valley Red Blend

92 points Wine Spectator: "Focused, rich and ripe, showing aromas of black cherry and smoky pepper, with sleek but complex flavors of boysenberry, licorice and toasty oak that linger with balanced tannins. (TF)" (6/2010) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I love what he’s done with his 2008 The Prisoner, a blend of 46% Zinfandel, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance Syrah, Petite Sirah, Charbono, and Grenache. With over 15% alcohol, this is a big, sexy, fruit bomb boasting abundant amounts of black, blue, and red fruits along with pepper, spice box, earth, and herbs. It tastes like the unmanipulated essence of the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
WS 92 RP 90

2008 Chateau St. Jean "Cinq Cepages" Sonoma County Red

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cepages is an explosive wine endowed with tons of depth and richness. It is an impeccably textured wine graced with notable size and elegance. Blackberry jam, savory herbs, graphite, tar and licorice inform the exuberant, polished finish. The 2008 relies heavily on fruit from vineyards in Knights Valley, with the addition of fruit from Alexander and Sonoma Valleys. In 2008 the blend is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028. This is a fabulous ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 94

2008 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend Back In Stock!
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: Main Warehouse


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

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RP 92 W&S 91

2008 Leviathan Red Blend
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2008 Leviathan Red Blend (93WS). Wine Spectator: "Starts understated, building depth and dimension, featuring bright, rich black currant, anise, sage and black licorice character. A full-bodied orchestration of flavors at the end weave together into a tapered finish. *Top 100 Wines of 2011* (JL)" (06/2011) 

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2008 Leviathan Red Blend (qty: 4)


End Date: Sep 24 2017 12:00PM PT

Current Bid: $125.00
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WS 93

2008 Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (93WS, 92VN, 91RP). Wine Spectator: "Tightly wound, firm, dense and concentrated, with a core of dark berry, plum, roasted herb, game meat, graphite, road tar and lead pencil, ending with chewy tannins. Should reward cellaring. Best from 2012 through 2022. (JL)" (11/2011) 

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2008 Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 22 2017 1:30PM PT

Current Bid: $70.00
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WS 93 VN 92 RP 91

2008 Eric Kent Russian River Valley Pinot Noir New!
2008 Eric Kent Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Redcurrant and strawberry aromas are complemented by smoky herbs and dried flowers. Juicy and light on its feet, offering sweet red berry and bitter cherry flavors and good peppery cut. Quite understated and Old World in style, with very good finishing sweetness and a lingering floral note." (May/June 10) This is the first vintage for this appellation Pinot Noir from Eric Kent, and it's a great introduction to this up-and-coming producer. Fun and easy to drink, this is made predominantly... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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ST 90

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 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. (JL, Web-2012)" 93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*Three Stars* 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 invitin ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


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 Back In Stock!
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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 93

2008 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (97RP, 97WS, 95JS, 94ST). Wine Spectator: "Dense, rich and enormously concentrated, mixing power with finesse. Pure, ripe, riveting aromas of blackberry, blueberry, currant, sage, cedar, espresso and mocha lead to a full-bodied palate, firming beautifully on the finish, where the flavors glide along and gain traction. (JL)" (11/2011) 

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2008 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 3)


End Date: Sep 25 2017 4:00PM PT


2008 Robert Craig Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder has a dense ruby/purple color and a sweet nose of blueberries, black currants, and spring flowers. It is medium to full-bodied and very juicy, with pure, concentrated fruit, sweet tannin, a hint of graphite and a long finish. While it's not the 2007, it's a beauty. Drink it over the next 10-14 years." (8/2011) 92 points Wine & Spirits: "The fresh black cherry flavors of this wine have a cool, foresty tone. They add juiciness to the mineral tannins, mellowing the earthy intensity of the cabernet grape skins and softening their grip. Air gentles ...Read More » 


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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 Freeman Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir New!
2008 Freeman Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/Jun 10: "Saturated red. Aromatically complex nose offers red berries, cola and anise, along with a sneaky floral quality. Firmly built pinot, offering fleshy red fruit flavors and a bracing note of bitter cherry. Silky tannins build on the focused, persistent, juicy finish. This is drinking well now, especially with some aeration." 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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ST 89

2008 Peay Vineyards Estate Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Back In Stock!
2008 Peay Vineyards Estate Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

93 points from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Bright gold. Fresh Meyer lemon, orange zest, minerals and jasmine on the nose, with complicating notes of talc and anise. Plump and juicy on entry and through the middle, then tightens up on the back end, displaying potent citrus and honeydew character. Offers a compelling blend of fat and cut, and finishes spicy and very long. Decant this if you want to drink it now." (May/Jun '10) 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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ST 93

2008 Freeman Russian River Valley Pinot Noir New!
2008 Freeman Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Another in a string of fine Pinots from this producer. Shows real cool coastal influence in the brisk acidity, delicate structure and deep flavors of cherries and cola, which seem to have a long hangtime complexity. Very good, and should develop over the next 5–6 years" (09/10) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. Intensely floral aromas of raspberry, cola and rose, lifted by a pungent white pepper quality. Spicy red berry flavors gain flesh and sweetness with air, picking up a smoky mineral qualit... Read More » 


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2008 Clark-Claudon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $75)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is an attractive wine laced with sweet grilled herbs, dark cherries, plums, espresso and tobacco. It shows plenty of nuance and delineation. The mid-weight structure suggests it is best enjoyed over the next handful of years. The 2008 spent two years in French oak, 65% new. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018." (12/2011) K&L Notes: A ruby-hued Cabernet Sauvignon from the Clark-Claudon estate on the northeast side of Howell Mountain. Sold out at the winery, the 2008 has a red-fruited nose--cherries and currants--accented by cigar, cigar box and... Read More » 


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RP 92

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

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Absolutely prodigious, the 2008 Pinot Noir Garys’ Vineyard, from the home estate, has notes of plum sauce, tea-smoked duck, black currant, and black cherry. An extraordinary perfume soars from the glass of this dense, plum/purple-colored wine. With compelling individuality, a layered, full-bodied palate, and a multi-dimensional personality, this is a deep, rich, silky-textured wine to drink now and over the next 5-6 years, possibly a lot longer. (RP)" (8/2010) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Muscular and broad, a massive wine packed with fruity power, but lacking some finesse. Floods the ...Read More » 


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RP 95 WE 90

2008 Sans Liege "Pickpocket" Paso Robles Grenache

Sophisticated and refined, the 2008 Pickpocket is old world 100% Grenache from a very new world wine region. This is a complex and layered expression of Grenache. A classic, elegant nose of caraway, blood orange, vanilla and sandalwood reveals an earthen, structured palate of boysenberry, beets, fresh dirt and rose petals that seamlessly leads to a lengthy focused finish. 


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2008 Pahlmeyer "Jayson" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Fruit for the 2008 "Jayson" is 100% estate, from the Pahlmeyer Wayfarer Farm Vineyard. Each vintage, winemaker Erin Green crafts the "Jayson" Pinot Noir from lots left over after Pahlmeyer's flagship cuvees are finalized, and it is produced according to the same methods and standards as Pahlmeyer. The 2008 began fermentation with native wild yeasts in open-top fermenters then transfered to barrel where it completed primary and secondary fermentation. It was aged in 67% new French oak for one year and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Winemaker's notes: "... Read More » 


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2008 Tor Kenward "Mast Vineyard" Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Mast Vineyard possesses abundant aromas of black currants, cedar, licorice and roasted herbs, deep, medium to full-bodied power, supple tannins, loads of fruit and a dense, complete, upfront, delicious personality. This beauty can be enjoyed now and over the next 10-15+ years. It is easily the most forward of Kenward’s 2008 Cabernets. (RP)" (12/2010) 92 points Vinous: "(15.1% alcohol): Captivating aromas of raspberry, rose petal and tamarind. Fat, lush and soft, with enticing inner-mouth aromatic character to the flavors of red fruits, flowers an ...Read More » 


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RP 92 VN 92

2008 Colgin "IX Estate" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Colgin "IX Estate" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (99JS, 99WE, 96RP, 94ST, 93WS). Wine Enthusiast: "This is an absolutely beautiful wine to drink now, but the richness comes at the price of considerable alcohol. The color is dark and impenetrable, the aromas huge in Cabernet-inspired blackberries and black currants, with a touch of something herbal and also a stony minerality. There’s also a fascinating peatiness, like an Islay Scotch. It really opens up in the glass, becoming ever more complex. It’s great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, but that high alcohol may limit its ageability." (10/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Colgin "IX Estate" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 20 2017 1:30PM PT


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." (10/2010) 94 points Wine Spectator: "This dense red exhibits cola, sassafras, ripe plum and wild berry flavors, ending with black tea ...Read More » 


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