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2008 Mount Eden "Reserve" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

96 points Vinous: "The 2008 Chardonnay Reserve is in a gorgeous spot as it is just beginning to show the first signs of aromatic and flavor development. Hazelnut, honey, tropical fruit and butter open up in a Chardonnay endowed with lovely focus and delineation throughout. Smoke, slate and green orchard fruit add brightness on the close. The 2008 Reserve is a beautifully balanced, complete wine from Mount Eden. It also has enough freshness to drink well for another decade, perhaps longer. What a gorgeous wine the 2008 is turning out to be." (7/2015) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Chardonnay Reser ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $94.99 Add To Cart
VN 96 RP 95

2008 Saxum "Broken Stones" Paso Robles Syrah

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Broken Stones (79% Syrah, 13% Grenache, and the rest Mourvedre) has a bluish purple color to the rim, with the classic nose of camphor, charcoal, black currant, and blackberry with hints of licorice and smoke. This intense wine displays great fruit, some structure, and a beautifully seamless texture. It is more evolved and open than the 2007 was at the same time, and just slightly less profound. It should drink nicely for at least a decade. (RP)" (9/2010) 93 points Vinous: "(79% syrah, 13% grenache and 8% mourvedre) Opaque purple. Exotic, floral and spice-accented b ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Saxum "Broken Stones" Paso Robles Syrah
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Saxum "Broken Stones" Paso Robles Syrah (94RP, 93ST, 93WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Broken Stones (79% Syrah, 13% Grenache, and the rest Mourvedre) has a bluish purple color to the rim, with the classic nose of camphor, charcoal, black currant, and blackberry with hints of licorice and smoke. This intense wine displays great fruit, some structure, and a beautifully seamless texture. It is more evolved and open than the 2007 was at the same time, and just slightly less profound. It should drink nicely for at least a decade." (09/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Saxum "Broken Stones" Paso Robles Syrah (qty: 3)


End Date: Feb 14 2016 9:00AM PT

Current Bid: $210.00
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RP 94 VN 93 WS 93

2008 Mount Eden Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(includes 16% merlot and 2% petit verdot; aged in a 50/50 blend of French and American oak): Opaque ruby. Fragrant dark berry and cherry scents are deepened by notes of cured tobacco, vanilla, licorice and dark chocolate, with a smoky mineral nuance adding vibrancy. Sappy, penetrating blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors are sweetened by notes of vanilla, mocha and candied flowers. This powerful, elegant cabernet finishes youthfully tannic and long, with excellent clarity." (11/2013) 93 points Vinous: "Mount Eden's 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate comes across as silky, perf ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2008 Clos du Val Stag's Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "CELLAR SELECTION Made in the classic Clos du Val style, this Cabernet is less ripe, drier and more acidic than many of its Napa Valley neighbors. It’s also very tannic. Currently, it’s an aloof, austere wine, but it has a deep core of blackberries. This wants at least eight years in a proper cellar, and should age well for another decade beyond that." (9/2012) Connoisseurs Guide: "Very much in keeping with Clos du Val's typically underplayed style, this nervy young middleweight eschews high ripeness and keys instead on subtle, cherry-like fruit. It is helped along by pleasant ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
WE 91


2008-2009 Kistler "Cuvée Elizabeth Bodega Headlands" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Vertical
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008-2009 Kistler "Cuvée Elizabeth Bodega Headlands" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2008 Kistler "Cuvée Elizabeth Bodega Headlands" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (96RP, 95ST) and 1-bottle of 2009 Kistler "Cuvée Elizabeth - Bodega Headlands" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (95RP, 95ST, 92WS). Of the 2008 Kistler "Cuvée Elizabeth Bodega Headlands" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "From the coldest parcel of four cool terroirs, the stunning 2008 Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Cuvee Elizabeth boasts copious aromas of boysenberries, black raspberries, spring flowers, sweet earth and hints of graphite as well as spice box. Broad, savory and full-bodied with impressive purity, this 2008 Pinot should drink well for a decade or more. (RP)" (02/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Kistler "Cuvée Elizabeth Bodega Headlands" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2009 Kistler "Cuvée Elizabeth - Bodega Headlands" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (qty: 1)


End Date: Feb 11 2016 12:00PM PT

Current Bid: $195.00
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RP 95 - 96 ST 95 WS 92

2008 Kosta Browne "Koplen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

95 points Wine Spectator: "This is dense, pure, rich and supple, displaying tiers of black cherry and blueberry fruit. Ends with a long burst of flavor. Kosta Browne non-blind vertical (March 2011). Drink now through 2020. (Web-2012)" 92 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*Two stars* If on the one hand leaning a bit more to ripeness than some in its clan, this big and very outgoing wine is not one for excess, and its abundant, mildly chocolaty, sweet-cherry fruit is matched by a fine sense of structure with ample acidity and balanced tannins providing a fine spine. Its very long fruity finish may take on a slight pucker ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Epoch "Ingenuity" Paderewski Vineyard Paso Robles Rhone Blend

95 points Wine Spectator: "Pure, dense, rich and concentrated, with wonderful structure, delivering layers of dark berry, blueberry and wild berry flavors, with notes of spice, mineral, cedar and black licorice. This firms on the finish, but still the flavors push through with a wonderful persistency. Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2020." (2/2011) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Ingenuity bursts from the glass with a rush of dark jammy fruit, spices, leather and licorice. It is at once opulent, yet beautifully balanced, with dazzling intensity in its fruit and soft, seamles ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Hundred Acre "Ark Vineyard" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red-ruby. Sexy aromas of raspberry, redcurrant, mocha, toffee, spices, smoke and minerals. Plush on entry, then thick in the middle but with surprising acidity framing and lifting the smooth red fruit and toffee flavors. Boasts compelling breadth and palate presence. Wonderfully fine-grained, extract-rich cabernet with an unflagging finish. Like a liquid confection but with plenty of supporting structure for long aging. (ST)" (6/2011) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Deserves its high score by virtue of power and sheer flamboyant dazzle. Packed with ripe, sweet cherries and mi ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2008 Vérité "Le Désir" Sonoma County Bordeaux Blend

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The fruit for this blend of 61% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec came from Chalk Hill (58%) and Alexander Valley (42%). Pierre Seillan believes the Chalk Hill fruit provides a truffle-like character and the Alexander Valley gives minerality, structure, tannin and intensity. The 2008 will be fascinating to taste next to the 2007 over the next 30+ years. Sweet mulberry, blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of black truffles, damp earth and forest floor emerge from this beauty of stunning intensity, pur ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Vérité "Le Désir" Sonoma County Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Vérité "Le Désir" Sonoma County Bordeaux Blend (100RP, 97WE, 96ST, 90WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The fruit for this blend of 61% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec came from Chalk Hill (58%) and Alexander Valley (42%). Pierre Seillan believes the Chalk Hill fruit provides a truffle-like character and the Alexander Valley gives minerality, structure, tannin and intensity. The 2008 will be fascinating to taste next to the 2007 over the next 30+ years. Sweet mulberry, blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of black truffles, damp earth and forest floor emerge from this beauty of stunning intensity, purity and texture. (RP)" (06/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Vérité "Le Désir" Sonoma County Bordeaux Blend (qty: 3)


End Date: Feb 15 2016 7:30PM PT




2008 Iron Horse "Green Valley" Sonoma Brut Rose

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


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart


2008 Ridge Vineyards "Lytton Springs" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Ridge Vineyards "Lytton Springs" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel (93CG, 93RP, 92ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Striking, intense black cherry and blackberry fruit with some spice and earth jump from the glass of the 2008 Lytton Springs, a blend of 74% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah, and 5% Carignan. Dark ruby with a nice tannic overlay, the wine was aged 15 months in American oak. Spicy, impressively rich, with good acids and loads of concentration ... (RP)" (02/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Ridge Vineyards "Lytton Springs" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel (qty: 6)


End Date: Feb 12 2016 11:30AM PT

Current Bid: $181.00
Place Bid
CG 93 RP 93 ST 92

2007-2008 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2007-2008 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2007 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (96WE, 94W&S, 94WS) and 1-bottle of 2008 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (96WE, 93JS). Of the 2007 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon,Wine Enthusiast writes: "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:
2007 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2008 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Feb 12 2016 3:00PM PT


2008 Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (94RP, 92JS, 92WS, 91W&S, 90ST, 90WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is compelling. Where to start? An expressive bouquet redolent of sweet herbs, tobacco and incense leads to a gorgeous tapestry of dark red fruit. The Estate is drop-dead gorgeous, with the silkiest of tannins that frame an extraordinary finish. This has to be one of the most compelling values in California Cabernet. (AG)" (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 3)


End Date: Feb 11 2016 11:30AM PT


2008 Speratus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Speratus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend from multiple appellations, including Spring Mountain and Stags Leap. From the winery's notes: "Deep black cherry with purple on the rim. On the nose: Vanilla, white pepper, cinnamon, blackcurrant, dark chocolate, clay, lavender, violet and touches of clove. On the palate: Velvety entrance turning on some blueberry candy, blackcurrant, strawberries, prunes lingering on soft tannins and cherry liqueur." 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Speratus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 6)


End Date: Feb 17 2016 10:00AM PT

Current Bid: $120.00
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2008 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another brilliant offering is the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon "Georges de Latour" Private Reserve. It possesses a dense ruby/purple color along with terrific structure, lots of creme de cassis, minerality, beautiful purity of black currants and cherries, a judicious touch of oak, and a full-bodied, structural profile that is almost Bordeaux-like. This complete, rich and promising effort should be a 25-30-year wine...BV appears to be returning to the glorious form it exhibited in the fifties, sixties and early seventies." (12/2010) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, deep ruby-red. Entic ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2008 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously 300)

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


2008 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon offers sweet black currant fruit, roasted herbs, earth and spice characteristics presented in an attractive, medium-bodied style. (RP)" (12/2010) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(almost entirely from purchased fruit, rather than "leftovers" from the estate, according to assistant winemaker Matt Crafton; includes 8% merlot for earlier drinkability): Good ruby-red. Classic cabernet aromas of cassis, blueberry, licorice, menthol and mint. Begins tight but becomes more pliant with air, showing firm but fine tannins that come off as less rustic than those of some p ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

2008 Beaulieu Vineyard "Tapestry Reserve" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Beaulieu Vineyard "Tapestry Reserve" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (91WS). Wine Spectator: "Blends ripe, fleshy plum and black cherry flavors with a subtle backbone of acidity and tannins. Slow to unfold, but does so gracefully, revealing dusty earth, cedar and black licorice in an elegant style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. (JL)" (11/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Beaulieu Vineyard "Tapestry Reserve" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 6)


End Date: Feb 17 2016 11:30AM PT

Current Bid: $180.00
Place Bid
WS 91

2008 Ridge Vineyards "Pagani Ranch" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Ridge Vineyards "Pagani Ranch" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel (94RP, 92WS, 91ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Zinfandel Pagani Ranch is a blend 85% Zinfandel, 10% Alicante Bouschet, and the rest Petite Sirah that tips the scales at a lofty 15% alcohol. Possessing ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some wood spice, earth, and subtle herbs, this wine cuts a broad, rich, full-bodied swath across the palate. More exuberant and richer than the more elegant Lytton Springs, this is full-throttle Zinfandel at its best, but beautifully pure, textured, and long. (RP)" (02/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Ridge Vineyards "Pagani Ranch" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel (qty: 6)


End Date: Feb 16 2016 11:30AM PT

Current Bid: $180.00
Place Bid
RP 94 WS 92 ST 91

2008 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (97RP, 95JS, 95ST, 95W&S, 92WS). 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+ points. (AG)" (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Ridge "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Feb 11 2016 9:30AM PT


2008 Chasseur "Joyce Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. High-pitched red berries and flowers on the nose, with complicating notes of star anise and rhubarb. Tangy, finely etched red fruit flavors are given a firm edge by bitter cherry pit and pick up an exotic candied floral quality with air. Impressively precise and light on its feet, but at the same time very concentrated. A deeper note of blackberry arrives on the long, sappy, focused finish. This could be enjoyed now with a couple hours of aeration." (6/2010) 92 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Two stars. The most sophisticated, refined member of the Chasseur brigade, this handsomel ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 L'Aventure "Estate Cuvée" Paso Robles Red Blend

94 points James Suckling: "This is rich and very long with a solid core of fruit that starts off sort of linear but opens and gives it all. Full and velvety textured with ripe tannins and violet, berry, and spice with hints flowers. Long and racy. Classy. 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre. Why wait?" (10/2011) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The finest 2008 I tasted is the 2008 Estate Cuvee, a blend of 50% Syrah, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 14% Petit Verdot. Mocha, fudge, blackberry, graphite, cassis, and smoky barbecue scents jump from the glass of this dense purple-colored 2008. Full-bodied, rich, textur ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse


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...Drink now through 2020. (Web Only-2012)" 93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "As generously filled and as carefully balanced as any Pinot in this month's review, Kosta Browne's Russian River Valley bottling is absolutely brimming with succulent cherries overlain by lots of creamy oak. What it may lack in complexity, it more than makes up for in its ebullient young fruit, and we would not rule out an increased sense of the former after it has had a couple of years in which to develop. Still, it is so rich ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Porter Creek Mendocino County Old Vine Carignane

Wine Spectator: "Vivid ruby. Intensely floral aromas of raspberry, baking spices, rose and incense expand with air. Stains the palate with sweet red and dark berry compote flavors, becoming livelier with air. A vibrant candied floral quality builds on the finish and absorbs the supple tannins. While this will no doubt age well, there's nothing to prevent drinking it now." (5/2010)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
ST 89

2008 Chasseur "Blank Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Pinot Noir Blank (250 cases) displays a deeper ruby/plum color along with good acidity and abundant raspberry, cherry, plum and pomegranate-like fruit. Medium to full-bodied and more concentrated than the Sonoma Coast, it has the potential to last for a decade. (RP)" (2/2011) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. Pungent aromas of black raspberry, smoky herbs and pungent minerals, with a slowly mounting rose element. Lush and deeply pitched on entry, then creamy and sappy in the middle, with a compelling spiciness lifting the red and dark berry flavors. This young but alread ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Joseph Phelps "Backus" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Villa Creek "Luna Matta Vineyard" Paso Robles Aglianico

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(aged for 52 months in new oak casks): Opaque ruby. Pungent dark berries, cherry pit and woodsmoke on the spicy nose. Ripe blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors become sweeter as the wine stretches out. A peppery note adds cut to the impressively long finish, which features suave floral pastille and singed plum qualities. Pretty wild stuff, with heft to handle the richest red meat preparations." (12/2013) 93 points Vinous: "The 2008 Aglianico Luna Matta Vineyard is frankly a revelation. Remarkably alive and vibrant for a wine that spent 52 months in 100% new oak with n ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
ST 93 VN 93

2008 Saxum "James Berry Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend Back In Stock!
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: Main Warehouse

Price: $199.99 Add To Cart
RP 98 WS 97 ST 95
Limit of 1 per customer

2008 Saxum "James Berry Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend
Bid on this 2-bottle lot 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 lot contains the following items:
2008 Saxum "James Berry Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend (qty: 2)


End Date: Feb 17 2016 9:00AM PT

Current Bid: $270.00
Place Bid
RP 98 WS 97 ST 95

2008 Rivers-Marie Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Wine Spectator: "Enticingly smooth, rich and layered, delivering a classy, well-proportioned mix of mineral, currant, blackberry and cedar. Full-bodied and focused, ending with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2021." (11/2011) K&L Notes: Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown offers his tasting notes: "The 2008 Rivers-Marie Cab is, in its early stages, driven by texture. Less opaque in the glass than the '07, the '08 begins with aromas of fully ripe raspberry and blueberry and is followed shortly with notes of sandalwood and pencil shavings. With air, the red-blue fruit notes domi... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $79.99 Add To Cart
WS 93

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

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Blackbird "Arise" Napa Valley Red Wine

92 points from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright dark red. Floral aromas of cherry, licorice pastille and cocoa powder. Supple, intense and energetic, with lovely rose petal lift and restrained sweetness to its seamless red fruit flavors. This essentially gentle, Right Bank-style wine finishes with suave tannins and noteworthy aromatic persistence. Classy and light on its feet. A sentimental favorite in my recent tastings." (May/June '11) 91 points from Robert Parker: "Also composed of primarily Merlot with small quantities of Cabe... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
ST 92 RP 91

2008 Rivers-Marie "Summa Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good full medium red. Reticent nose hints at strawberry and loam. Then surprisingly sappy on the nose, with considerable weight and power to the very ripe red and orange fruits. This is chewy and dense almost in a 2007 style, but can't quite match the Occidental Ridge example for nuance. Finishes very ripe but firm-edged, in need of some patience." (6/2010)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $64.99 Add To Cart
ST 91

2008 Aubert "Reuling Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of my favorite Aubert offerings that typically has a Montrachet-like character emerges from the Reuling Vineyard. Made from a suitcase clone from Burgundy’s most famous vineyard, it is an extraordinary effort. Readers looking for staggering levels of minerality and depth of flavor should check out this Chardonnay. The 2008 Chardonnay Reuling Vineyard offers aromas of crushed rocks, damp soil, honeysuckle, brioche, lemon oil, orange marmalade and buttered citrus. This compelling Chardonnay is full-bodied with great intensity, good acidity and stunning ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Colgin "IX Estate" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (OWC)
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Colgin "IX Estate" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (OWC - 99JS, 99WE, 96RP, 94ST, 93WS) in original wood. 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: 3)


End Date: Feb 15 2016 4:00PM 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. (Two puffs)" (10/2010) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Full-bodied, complex and focused, with aromas of cola, sassafras, ripe plum and wild ...Read More » 


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2008 Sine Qua Non "B 20" Syrah
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Sine Qua Non "B 20" Syrah (95RP, 94JS, 94ST, 93WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Syrah B-20 is a cool, inward wine graced with layers of beautifully delineated, chiseled fruit. This is a distinctly mineral, precise style relative to the more outgoing 2009, but both are striking. Floral notes add lift as the finish turns explosive with a burst of dark fruit, tar, licorice and crushed rocks. This is one of the more understated wines readers are likely to come across from Sine Qua Non. It is gorgeous when given the time to open up. The B-20 is predominantly Syrah, with 6% Grenache and 2% Viognier. About half of the Grenache was fermented with whole clusters and the wine was aged in French oak (60% new) for 26 months. (AG)" (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Sine Qua Non "B 20" Syrah (qty: 3)


End Date: Feb 10 2016 6:30PM PT


2008 Hartford Court "Fog Dance" Green Valley Pinot Noir

89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Ripe aromas of spicy dark berries, cherry liqueur and licorice. Supple, sweet and pretty powerful, with gentle minerality giving the bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors lift and precision. Finishes long, chewy and gripping. I'd give this a couple years to loosen up." (6/2010)  


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Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
ST 89

2008 Saxum "Heart Stone Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend
Bid on this 3-bottle lot 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." (02/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Saxum "Heart Stone Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend (qty: 3)


End Date: Feb 16 2016 9:00AM PT

Current Bid: $240.00
Place Bid
WS 95 RP 93

2008 Blackbird "Illustration" Napa Valley Red Wine

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Lush. smooth and complex, this Merlot-based blend seems capable of a little development in the cellar. It’s pretty tannic, although the cherry fruit is sweet and bright. Try holding for a year or two, but if you pop the cork now, give the wine a few hours of decanting." (12/2011) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Illustration, which tends to be mostly Merlot blended with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, possesses a dark ruby/purple color as well as big, sweet aromas of mocha, coffee bean, black cherries and spice box. Fleshy and medium to full-bodied, it has ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart
WE 93 RP 90

2008 Kosta Browne "Amber Ridge" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

95 points Wine Spectator: "Well-oaked, but deftly balanced, with an entry of cedar, hazelnut and toast, followed by a burst of ripe plum, blueberry and raspberry, with hints of loamy earth and tea. Full-bodied, rich and extracted, this finishes with a long, full-bodied finish. Drink now through 2016. 600 cases made." (8/2010) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid ruby. An intensely floral bouquet displays wilted rose, magnolia, black raspberry and incense. Supple and broad on entry, turning more tangy and energetic in the middle and offering lively red and dark berry flavors and an exotic candied floral quality. T ...Read More » 


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Price: $119.99 Add To Cart
WS 95 ST 92

2008 Rivers-Marie "Summa Old Vines" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Red fruits, licorice and spicy oak lifted by orange zest, minerals, mint and a whiff of rhubarb. Densely packed and plump, with a breadth of texture that belies its modest alcohol level. Boasts excellent red berry energy and sap; there's a crushed fruit quality here that reminded me of Chambolle. The long, rising finish is sweet but quite firm, with plenty of fruit tannins to support the 100% new oak treatment. This fascinating and satisfying wine made the Occidental Vineyard wine seem soft by comparison. The vines are planted at 8 by 12 feet ...Read More » 


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Price: $89.99 Add To Cart
ST 93 BH 92

2008 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (97WE, 94CG, 94ST). Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Accomplishes the impossible, stunning the palate with the most delicious flavors imaginable, yet with the structural integrity to age. Those flavors intoxicate with cherry pie, black raspberry tart, tangerine zest and mocha, finished with exotic spicebox and sweet, charred new oak smokiness, all enveloped in sheer silkiness and ultrarefined tannins. Drink now–2018. " (03/2009) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Williams Selyem "Rochioli Riverblock" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (qty: 2)


End Date: Feb 17 2016 9:00AM PT

Current Bid: $130.00
Place Bid
WE 97 CG 94 ST 94

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