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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

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RR 92

2008 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend Top Pick!
2008 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

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


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2008 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (97RP, 95ST, 95W&S, 94JS, 92WS, 90WE). 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 than 1 ton per acre. The balance of fruit, tannin and structure is simply extraordinary, but the wine needs time, most likely lots of it. In 2008 the blend is 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038. 97+ (AG)" (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 2)


End Date: Apr 30 2017 1:30PM PT


2008 Iron Horse "Green Valley" Sonoma Brut Rose

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 92 WE 90

2008 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "SLV" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "An awesome Cabernet, so elegant, powerful and refined. As softly attractive as it is, it has a reserve of power that should enable it to age effortlessly. Ripe, sweet tannins house exorbitant flavors of blackberries and cassis, accented with new oak. It makes for a full-bodied, showy 100% Cabernet, drinkable now and over the next 15 years." (4/2012) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon SLV Estate emerges from the glass with dark plums, black cherries, smoke, licorice and tar as well as terrific intensity and depth. It is one of the better and more complete of the 2 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $114.99 Add To Cart
WE 95 RP 90

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: San Francisco


2008 Araujo "Eisele" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is breathtaking. Everything is in the right place in this dazzling, superb Cabernet Sauvignon. Layers of dark fruit, plums, camphor, licorice and espresso emerge from this effortless, gracious wine. The integration of fruit, tannin and French oak (100% new) is simply phenomenal. There is a dark, brooding quality to the 2008 that is immensely appealing. This is a stunning wine from Araujo. The 2008 is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028. 97+ (AG) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Anthill Farms "Tina Marie Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Back In Stock!
2008 Anthill Farms "Tina Marie Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. The most powerful and assertive of this set of Pinots, offering pungent dark berry and floral aromas and sexy incense and Asian spice qualities. Impressively concentrated but also light on its feet, showing focused raspberry and mulberry flavors and mounting spiciness. Lingers nicely on the incisive finish, which repeats the dark fruit character." (6/2010) 91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A ripe, pure, expressive and very pinot nose speaks of red berry fruit with hints of pinot liqueur notes that carry over to the delicious, seductive and nicely concentrated middle weight flav ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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ST 93 BH 91

2008 Rafanelli Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

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


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2008 DuMol Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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ST 93

2008 Lancaster "Nicole's" Alexander Valley Bordeaux Blend

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Potentially outstanding, the 2008 Nicole’s Proprietary Red (77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc) exhibits a strong floral component intermixed with notes of blue and black fruits, soil/forest floor, and a subtle smoky note from high quality French oak. It should drink nicely for 10-15 years. (RP)" (2/2010)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 89 - 91

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

2007-2009 Sea Smoke "Ten" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Vertical
Bid on this 3-bottle 2007-2009 Sea Smoke "Ten" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2007 Sea Smoke "Ten" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (97WE, 91ST), 1-bottle of 2008 Sea Smoke "Ten" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (91ST), and 1-bottle of 2009 Sea Smoke "Ten" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (92ST). Of the 2007 Sea Smoke "Ten" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir,Wine Enthusiast writes: " *Best of 2010, Cellar Selection* This very dense, tannic Pinot Noir represents a triumph for both the winery, the vintage and the region it represents. A multi-clone blend (hence the name) with high, cool-climate acidity and aged in 100% new oak, it’s still young, fresh and tight. The astringency throws a cloak over the raspberries, cherries, rosehip tea and Indian spice flavors, which reveal themselves only reluctantly. But they’re there, in an imposing texture of velvet and silk. This enormous wine demands time. " (03/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2007 Sea Smoke "Ten" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2008 Sea Smoke "Ten" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2009 Sea Smoke "Ten" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 1)


End Date: May 1 2017 11:30AM PT

Current Bid: $316.00
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WE 97 ST 91 - 92

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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Rochioli Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The delicious 2008 Pinot Noir Estate (just under 4,000 cases produced) is one of the finest generic Pinots one can find from Russian River. It exhibits sweet pomegranate, raspberry, cherry, roasted herb notes along with a hint of smoky oak in its seductive, round, opulent personality. It should drink well for 7-8 years. (RP)" (2/2010) 91 points Wine & Spirits: "2008 Russian River Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir From the Rochioli family's famed estate vineyard at a bend in the Russian River, this is stemmy and youthfully tight. It's a study in contrast: the color is transparent, the a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Revana St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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WS 90

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

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


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2008 Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Syrah

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This venerable winery has turned out a 2008 Syrah (people forget that Joseph Phelps was one of the first Rhone Rangers in California) boasting a dense purple color as well as aromas of beef blood, graphite, black fruits and lavender. Medium to full-bodied, elegant but substantial, this serious Syrah possesses relatively sweet tannins as well as a long finish. It should drink well for a decade or more. I don’t remember this much meatiness in a Phelps Syrah, but it’s all to the wine’s credit. (RP)" (12/2010) 90 points Wine Spectator: "A subtle style that offers a complex mix of beefy, ...Read More » 


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RP 90 WS 90

2008 12C "Georges III Vineyard" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2008 is the second vintage from this small cult production. From winemaker Mike Smith: "2008's growing season allowed us to produce a wine with great ripeness coupled with intense flavors and smooth textures. Immediately noticeable are the intense dark ruby hues and soaring aromas of dark red fruits, minerality and subtle barrel spice. When swirled in the glass, there is a sense of great viscosity coming from this brooding wine as it releases even more complex layers of dark and red fruits such as sugar plums, blackberries and pure cassis. What makes... Read More » 


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2008 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon New!
2008 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "**Cellar Selection** It’s easy to see why Silver Oak remains so popular with the restaurant crowd. It’s made in a more restrained style than many other Napa Cabs. There’s plenty of berry and currant fruit as well as oak, but it’s accompanied by tobacco and herbs that give the wine an earthiness. What the wine lacks in dazzle it more than makes up for in elegance and subtlety. Should develop well for at least a decade." (5/2013) Wine Spectator: "A graceful, understated style, offering a delicate mix of dill, plum, black cherry, anise and cedar, ending on an elegant note. Dr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
WE 91

2008 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (96WE, 93JS). Wine Enthusiast: " *Best of 2012, Cellar Selection* A huge Cabernet, in the best sense of the word. It wasn't the easiest vintage, as 2007 was, but meticulous winemaking did the job, resulting in this amazingly rich, impressively ripe wine that's drinkable now and will develop for many years. The fruits veer toward blackberries, cherries and cola, and the tannins are soft and refined. One hundred percent new French oak isn't at all heavy, lending nuances of buttered toast and sweet wood tannins. Will easily age for 15 years." (02/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: May 2 2017 2:30PM PT

Current Bid: $80.00
Place Bid
WE 96 JS 93

2000,2006&2008 Robert Mondavi "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Lot
Bid on this 3-bottle 2000,2006&2008 Robert Mondavi "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2000 Robert Mondavi "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (95WS, (90-92RP), 92ST, 92WE), 1-bottle of 2006 Robert Mondavi "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (94RP, 94WS, 93ST, 92CG, 90WE), and 1-bottle of 2008 Robert Mondavi "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (95RP, (90-93ST), 93WS, 92WE, 90CG). Of the 2000 Robert Mondavi "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,Wine Spectator writes: "Showing impressive strength and finesse, this is an iron fist in a velvet glove, supple and harmonious, gaining on the finish where licorice and charcoal accents extend the flavors.—Robert Mondavi vertical (December 2015). Drink now through 2022. (JL, Web-2016)" 

This lot contains the following items:
2000 Robert Mondavi "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2006 Robert Mondavi "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2008 Robert Mondavi "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Apr 30 2017 1:00PM PT


2006-2010 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical
Bid on this 5-bottle 2006-2010 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2006 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (94RP, 92CG, 92ST), 1-bottle of 2007 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (95RP, 93ST), 1-bottle of 2008 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (94RP, 93ST), 1-bottle of 2009 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (94RP, 92ST), and 1-bottle of 2010 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (96RP, 91ST). Of the 2010 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain covers every inch of the palate with layers of deep, rich, dark fruit. Blueberries, blackberries, violet and cloves seem to pop right out of the glass in this juicy, extroverted wine. Deceptively approachable, the 2010 has plenty of tannin lurking beneath its massive fruit. I would not be surprised if the 2010 shuts down in bottle. It is one of 

This lot contains the following items:
2006 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2007 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2008 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2009 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2010 O'Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: May 1 2017 7:30PM PT


2008 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2007&2008 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Vertical
Bid on this 2-bottle 2007&2008 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2007 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (95WE, 90ST) and 1-bottle of 2008 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (92WE, 92WS, 90ST). 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) 

This lot contains the following items:
2007 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2008 Sea Smoke "Southing" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 1)


End Date: May 3 2017 12:00PM PT

Current Bid: $120.00
Place Bid
WE 92 - 95 WS 92 ST 90

2008 Sean Thackrey "Orion" St. Helena Proprietary Red
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Sean Thackrey "Orion" St. Helena Proprietary Red (95RP, 93VN, 93WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Marching to the beat of a drummer largely unknown to any other winemaker in California, Sean Thackerey continues to produce some extraordinary wines, in this case from a field blend planted in 1905. This is clearly a Rhone Ranger blend, with a dense ruby/purple color and loads of incense, camphor, blue and black fruits, earth, and spice. Full-bodied, rich, and bursting with personality, the wine is unique/singular, with an intensity that has to be tasted to be believed. Drink it over the next decade or more. (RP)" (08/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Sean Thackrey "Orion" St. Helena Proprietary Red (qty: 1)


End Date: May 2 2017 2:00PM PT

Current Bid: $70.00
Place Bid
RP 95 VN 93 WE 93

2008 Cain "Five" Spring Mountain District Bordeaux Blend

Wine Spectator: "Supple-textured and understated, with savory herb and dill-laced currant flavors that are distinctive and nuanced, ending with bell pepper and cedar notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2020. (JL)" (3/2013) K&L Notes: Completely sourced from Cain's Spring Mountain estate vineyard, the 2008 Five is comprised of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, and 5% Petit Verdot. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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2008 Duckhorn "The Discussion" Napa Valley Red Wine Back In Stock!
2008 Duckhorn "The Discussion" Napa Valley Red Wine

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is by far the most expensive of Duckhorn’s new releases, but it’s not the best to drink now. Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s easy to imagine the winemaker singling out the most tannic and concentrated lots, but what you get is, simply, a very tannic wine. There’s a gigantic core of blackberry and black currant fruit, but it’s hard to appreciate because of the astringency. The suggestion is longterm aging, but there can be no guarantees. Cellar Selection." (10/2012) K&L Notes: Best of the Best: that's what the 2008 "Discussion" is all about. A Bordeaux-style bl... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $119.99 Add To Cart
WE 93

2008 Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Bid on this bottle 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)" (08/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Kosta Browne "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (qty: 1)


End Date: May 5 2017 10:00AM PT

Current Bid: $70.00
Place Bid
WS 95 ST 92

2008 Saxum "James Berry Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

98 points 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 ch ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


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 Ojai "White Hawk Vineyard" Santa Barbara County Syrah

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Syrah White Hawk is one of the more medium-bodied Syrahs in this lineup. It shows lovely varietal nuance and length to match its understated personality. Plums, herbs and tar come together nicely on the expressive finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. (AG(" (8/2012) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky purple. Powerful, intensely aromatic nose combines cassis, licorice, cured tobacco and black olive. Layered, complex and deep, with spicy blackberry, blueberry and cherry fruit flavors complemented by espresso, violet and candied licorice. Finishes with pungent dark berry fl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 92 ST 92

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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
RP 91 ST 91

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 » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2008 Harlan Estate Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (OWC)
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Harlan Estate Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (OWC - 98JS, 96RP, 96WS, 95ST) in original wood. James Suckling: "I am speechless. I love the pure aromas of currants, blackberries, minerals and mint -- eucalyptus too. Full body yet so refined and beautiful. Subtle complexity. Great length. Give it two or three years to come together, but hard to hold back." (06/2011) 

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


End Date: May 6 2017 5:30PM PT


2008 Aubert "UV Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Back In Stock!
2008 Aubert "UV Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

96 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* This beautifully crafted wine offers fragrant, floral plum, blueberry and wild berry that are supple and graceful, delicate and persistent. A velvety aftertaste echoes black licorice and sandalwood. (JL)" (10/2011) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "My favorite effort in this entire Pinot Noir portfolio is the 2008 Pinot Noir UV Vineyard, a blend of equal parts Calera and the Vosne-Romanee suitcase clones. Its deep ruby/plum color is accompanied by sweet aromas of beef blood, damp earth, spring flowers, raspberries, cola and black cherries. Full-bodied, concentrated and ...Read More » 


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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 » 


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2008 Palazzo Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Led in the nose by a solid measure of ripe-cherry fruit and filled out with a trim bit of sweet oak and lightly accented with herbs and a touch of dried brush, thisk lithe and supple young wine is long on precise Merlot character right up until the time that its Cabernet tannins kick in. It gets a bit ragged in the latter going but never so much so that aging will not fix, and, while not a wine we would pour tonight, we see very good things ahead some four to six years down the line." (3/2013) 90 points Wine & Spirits: "This wine's black olive skin tannins give a pleasingly roughed- ...Read More » 


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CG 90 W&S 90

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

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


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2008 Morlet "Coteaux Nobles" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full red. Very ripe, expressive aromas of strawberry liqueur, griotte cherry and raspberry jam. Then sappy, juicy and intense in the mouth, with pungent dark berry flavors complicated by spices, smoke and intriguing soil tones. For all its sweetness of fruit this Pinot is classically dry in an Old World way. Winemaker Morlet used only 25% new oak for his Pinots in 2008." (5/2010) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dark ruby-hued 2008 Pinot Noir Coteaux Nobles exhibits lots of herbs, earth, plum and dusty, loamy soil notes intertwined with hints of smoke, black cherries and intriguing ba ...Read More » 


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Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
ST 92

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

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


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Price: $89.99 Add To Cart
RP 97 ST 92


2008 Hundred Acre "Precious" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
2008 Hundred Acre "Precious" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good full deep red. Subdued but pure aromas and flavors of currant, dark cherry, licorice and graphite. Voluptuous and sweet, but not heavy; this saturates every square millimeter of the palate. Almost painful intensity to the wave of fruits and minerals. Boasts compelling sweetness but with real lift and energy. Finishes with plenty of dusty tannins and outstanding building length. Really exploded with 24 hours in the recorked bottle. (ST)" (6/2011) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Jayson Woodbridge describes Precious as a thread that runs through all the Hundred Acre wines, but bot ...Read More » 


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Price: $299.99 Add To Cart
ST 96 RP 93

2008 Alpha Omega "Era" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Alpha Omega "Era" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (94WS, 92RP, 92ST, 91CG). Wine Spectator: "Presents a potent mix of dark berry fruit, with touches of spice, espresso, mineral and cedar. Full-blown yet graceful, ending with rich mocha-chocolate brownie, graphite and fresh earth notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2013 through 2024. (JL)" (12/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Alpha Omega "Era" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)


End Date: May 4 2017 11:00AM PT


2008 Arietta Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
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2008 Carte Blanche Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
2008 Carte Blanche Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

96 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh, plump and juicy, deep and concentrated, this full-bodied red delivers rich, lively plum, black cherry, blackberry, black licorice and spicy cedar flavors, with hints of tar. Shows both power and finesse, ending with loamy tannins. (JL)" (8/2011) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with layers of black fruit, spices, menthol and minerals. It shows great intensity in its fruit, as it builds to the muscular, explosive finish. In 2008 this site was hit hard by the spring frost. According to Luc Morlet the vineyard was also affected by smok ...Read More » 


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WS 96 RP 94

2008 Tensley "BMT" Santa Barbara County Syrah (1.5L)

97 points Robert Parker: "The 2008 Syrah B.M.T. (76% Syrah and 24% Grenache) is a blend of fruit from the Tierra Alta Vineyard (50%), the Turner Vineyard (25%), and Colson Canyon (25%). Given how light the 2008 Grenache Colson Canyon is, I assume most of the finest Grenache fruit went into this B.M.T. blend as it is a killer wine. An opaque purple color is followed by sweet black raspberry, kirsch, lavender, licorice, and chalky/mineral notes. Full-bodied, exuberant, and bigger than life with tremendous purity and a terrific texture as well as finish, th... Read More » 


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Price: $139.99 Add To Cart
RP 97

2008 Dana Estates "Helms Vineyard" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
2008 Dana Estates "Helms Vineyard" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are 312 cases of the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard, which has put on considerable weight since last year. Its dense purple color is accompanied by a glorious nose of dusty, loamy soil notes intermixed with black raspberry, black currant, camphor and subtle spicy oak. Deep, rich and full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long finish ... (RP)" (12/2010) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Beautifully crafted and deliciously complex, showing depth, elegance and finesse, this is rich without being weighty. Full-bodied and layered, with a deep mix of dark berry fruit, cherry, plum ...Read More » 


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2008 Vineyard 29 "29 Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (375ml)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard 29 Estate (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has to take a backseat to the virtually perfect 2007, but it is another strong effort. Although slightly more austere than the exuberant 2007, it is loaded with fruit. An opaque ruby/purple hue is accompanied by notes of cassis, new saddle leather, camphor and loamy soil. The wine displays sweet tannin, medium to full-bodied flavors, outstanding richness and mild tannins in the finish. It requires 2-3 years of bottle age and should keep for 20-25 years. 93+ points (RP)" (12/2010) K&L Notes: From... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $79.99 Add To Cart
RP 93

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