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2008 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ((93-95RP), (91-94ST), (91-92VN), 92WS). 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) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 3)


End Date: Aug 20 2017 2:30PM PT


2008 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Cain "Concept-The Benchlands" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

Jancis Robinson: "Quite a departure from the fruit-centric Napa norm. Roasted coffee, a tiny bit of herbal character. Savoury and structural. Good restraint within an extrovert idiom. (RH)" (2/2013) Wine Spectator: "Shows a meaty, peppery side of Cabernet, rich and extracted, offering dried dark berry and fresh-turned earth. A solid effort with chewy, leathery tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2020. (JL)" (11/2012) K&L Notes: Cain "Concept" is vinified exactly like their signature bottling, Cain "Five". It is sourced from the eastern and western "b... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2008 Iron Horse Green Valley of Russian River Valley Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine

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: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
RP 92 WE 90

2005,2006&2008 Napa Valley Chardonnay Tasting Lot
Bid on this 3-bottle 2005,2006&2008 Napa Valley Chardonnay Tasting Lot , including 1-bottle of 2005 Chalone Estate Chardonnay, 1-bottle of 2006 Grgich Hills Napa Valley Chardonnay (90CG), and 1-bottle of 2008 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay (90ST). Of the 2006 Grgich Hills Napa Valley Chardonnay,Connoisseurs Guide writes: "Classically Grgich in its restrained first impressions, this fairly full and yet firm bottling reluctantly offers up notes of green apples, toasty oak and hints of lime in its aromas, but the wine surprises on the palate with much more evident depth to its firm, tight but promising flavors. This is a wine that has the right pieces in the right places for cellaring." (10/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Chalone Estate Chardonnay (qty: 1)
2006 Grgich Hills Napa Valley Chardonnay (qty: 1)
2008 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay (qty: 1)


End Date: Aug 23 2017 2:00PM PT

Current Bid: $80.00
Place Bid
CG 90 ST 90

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 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 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Williams Selyem "Allen Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (96WE, 93ST, 91BH). Wine Enthusiast: "A joy to drink now, and will develop over a decade or more. A dry, pure, focused wine whose intricately detailed cherry, cola and cranberry flavors are enhanced by minerally things from the earth and a near-perfect application of oak. Changes by the second in the glass, ever fascinating. (Cellar Selection*" (02/2011) 

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


End Date: Aug 21 2017 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $49.00
Place Bid
WE 96 ST 93 BH 91


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 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 Redwood City

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

2007-2008 Turley "Hayne Vineyard" Napa Valley Petite Syrah Vertical
Bid on this 2-bottle 2007-2008 Turley "Hayne Vineyard" Napa Valley Petite Syrah Vertical , including 1-bottle of 2007 Turley "Hayne Vineyard" Napa Valley Petite Syrah ((95-97RP), 92ST) and 1-bottle of 2008 Turley "Hayne Vineyard" Napa Valley Petite Syrah ((94-96RP)). Of the 2007 Turley "Hayne Vineyard" Napa Valley Petite Syrah,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "A colossal Petite Syrah is the 2007 Hayne Vineyard. Its opaque purple color is followed by an extraordinary perfume of graphite, blackberries, blueberries, licorice, camphor, and crushed rocks. It is enormously endowed and extremely powerful, with teeth-staining extract, and an amazing finish that lasts nearly a minute. This is truly great Petite Syrah, but purchasers should be prepared to cellar it for 8-10 years, and watch it unfold brilliantly over the following 25-30. (RP)" (12/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2007 Turley "Hayne Vineyard" Napa Valley Petite Syrah (qty: 1)
2008 Turley "Hayne Vineyard" Napa Valley Petite Syrah (qty: 1)


End Date: Aug 23 2017 12:30PM PT

Current Bid: $95.00
Place Bid
RP 94 - 97 ST 92


2008 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L)

91-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(includes 1.5% cabernet franc) 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 wine, finishing long and aromatic, with firm tannic bite and a late note of bitter chocolate. "Two thousand eight was an impossible year to make 15% wines with a 4.0 pH in Napa Valley," said Bo Barrett, adding that "it's more fun to be working in the classical world. In 2008, there's less jam to block the terroir and mineralit ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $199.99 Add To Cart
ST 91 - 94 RP 92

2008 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (98JS, 94RP, 94WS, 93ST, 92CG). James Suckling: "This is mind-blowing on the nose with sweet tobacco, chocolate, cedar, cigar box, and licorice. Full-bodied and round with a bright and velvety tannin structure. Starts off slow, but then flies away. This is fabulous. Intense finish. Delicious today, but will be even better after 2013." (06/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 3)


End Date: Aug 22 2017 4:30PM PT


2008 Chateau St. Jean "Cinq Cepages" Sonoma County Red Back In Stock!
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

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart
RP 94

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 » 


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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. (RP)" (12/2010) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, deep ruby-red. ...Read More » 


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2008 Hall "Kathryn Hall" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon New!
2008 Hall "Kathryn Hall" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

96 points Wine Spectator: "***#2 on the Top 100 Wines of 2011*** Rich, savory and full-bodied, showing direct, potent young Cabernet flavors built around blackberry and dark berry fruit, with touches of spice, black licorice, mineral and toasty wood. Very impressive for its purity, finesse and graceful finish. (JL)" (8/2011) 94 points James Suckling: "Big and rich on the nose with very dark fruits and milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with a tightly woven center palate of silky tannins and intense fruit. Hints of toasted oak and coffee as well. This will evolve beautifully." (6/2011) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a best of barrels blend ...Read More » 


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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 Sea Smoke "Ten" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated ruby. Deep, pungent aromas of black raspberry, cherry pie, vanillin oak and smoky Indian spices. Sappy, palate-coating cherry and dark berry compote flavors show an exotic floral pastille quality and hints of clove and mocha. A distinctly rich, fleshy Pinot that will aggravate Burgundy purists, but this wine makes quite a statement." (11/2010) Wine Spectator: "Road tar and melted licorice notes are firm, dry and savory, full-bodied and grainy. Intense and persistent, but shy on finesse and delicacy. Drink now through 2017. (Web-2011)" K&L Notes: A brooding and intense wine. T... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
ST 91

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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


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

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Marcassin "Marcassin Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (qty: 1)


End Date: Aug 24 2017 11:30AM PT

Current Bid: $270.00
Place Bid
RP 100 WS 93

2008 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (92ST, 91CG, 91WE). 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)" (06/2010) 

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


End Date: Aug 22 2017 11:30AM PT

Current Bid: $102.00
Place Bid
ST 92 CG 91 WE 91

2008 Etude "Heirloom" Carneros Pinot Noir
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Etude "Heirloom" Carneros Pinot Noir (93RP). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Pinot Noir Heirloom was bottled with no fining or filtration (as were most of its siblings). Made from old Pinot Noir selections (hence the name), it displays a deep ruby/purple color along with sweet aromas of blueberries, boysenberries, blackberries, forest flora and Asian spices. This full-bodied, lush, complete Pinot should drink nicely for 7-10 years." (12/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Etude "Heirloom" Carneros Pinot Noir (qty: 2)


End Date: Aug 21 2017 1:30PM PT

Current Bid: $100.00
Place Bid
RP 93

2008 Staglin "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
2008 Staglin "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

96 points Connoisseurs Guide: "The argument that wines with high ripeness lose their varietal and place-driven character is undone by Staglin year in and year out with its keenly focused aroma and flavors of currant, loam and cola augmented but never dominated by the caramelly richness of fancy oak barrels. Full on the palate, supple and somewhat fleshy, the wine is impeccably balanced and very polished at first glance. Yet, that polish only serves to sequester the solid layer of tannin that sits in the background and will keep things in fine fettle for a decade." (12/2011) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "The 2008 vin ...Read More » 


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2008 Buccella Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, which comes from multiple fruit sources in Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville, Coombsville, Oak Knoll and Carneros, was aged in 100% new French oak. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits an opaque purple color, great intensity and a sweet nose of blue and black fruits intermixed with toasty oak, lead pencil shavings and forest floor. Rich, layered and full-bodied with silky tannins, this broad, savory 2008 should drink well for 15 or more years. (RP)" (12/2010) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Remarka ...Read More » 


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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. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $36.99 Add To Cart

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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Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2008 Tor Kenward "Mast Vineyard" Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $79.99 Add To Cart
RP 92 VN 92

2008 Littorai "Platt Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Littorai "Platt Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (93WE, 91ST, 90WS). Wine Enthusiast: "The vineyard lies between Freestone and Bodega Bay, one of the coolest parts of the far Sonoma Coast. The wine is fairly pale for a California Pinot Noir, with nuanced flavors of toast, spices, raspberries and persimmons, in a silky, vibrant texture." (07/2011) 

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2008 Littorai "Platt Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (qty: 6)


End Date: Aug 21 2017 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $206.00
Place Bid
WE 93 ST 91 WS 90

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) 

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2008 Colgin "IX Estate" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)


End Date: Aug 24 2017 11:00AM PT


2008 Rhys "Skyline Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Syrah

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Pure, expansive aromas of blackberry, violet and rose petal, with a hint of black olive. Juicy, penetrating dark berry flavors are strikingly spicy and gain sweetness with air. More open than the Horseshoe Vineyard now, showing excellent finishing clarity and power. (ST)" (6/2010) 92 points John Gilman: "Skyline Vineyard is very high in elevation at more than 2300 feet above sea level, with a very rocky soil that adds great minerality to the wines produced from this site. This is of course still young vines, and to my palate the pinot noir from Skyline is more expressi ...Read More » 


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2008-2009 Alban "Reva" Edna Valley Syrah Vertical
Bid on this 2-bottle 2008-2009 Alban "Reva" Edna Valley Syrah Vertical , including 1-bottle of 2008 Alban "Reva" Edna Valley Syrah ((95-96JS), 96RP, 94ST) and 1-bottle of 2009 Alban "Reva" Edna Valley Syrah ((96-97JS), 97RP, 97VN, 93ST, 92WS). Of the 2009 Alban "Reva" Edna Valley Syrah,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "Moving on to the vineyard designated Syrahs and a fantastic vintage for this cuvee, which goes back to the 2005, 2006 and 2007 levels of richness, the 2009 Syrah Reva (100% Syrah aged 42-months in French oak) offers up more fruit and purity than normal, with only hints of its normal iodine/seaweed tinged profile. Loaded with sweet black raspberry, cassis, wild herbs, flowers and subtle blood and iodine qualities, it is a full-bodied, decadent Syrah that has incredible mid-palate depth, beautiful freshness and a blockbuster finish. It will continue to gain in depth and richness with short-term cellaring and have an easy 12-15 years or ultimate longevity. (JD)" (08/20 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Alban "Reva" Edna Valley Syrah (qty: 1)
2009 Alban "Reva" Edna Valley Syrah (qty: 1)


End Date: Aug 23 2017 11:30AM PT


2008 Marcassin "Three Sisters Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Like the 2007, the 2008 Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard reveals a greenish hue to its straw color. The wine is slightly more intense and powerful in the mouth with a profound depth of flavor and notes of white currants, unbuttered popcorn, hazelnuts and citrus blossom as well as a distinctive floral component and minerality. This compelling Chardonnay can be drunk over the next 10-15+ years. (RP)" (2/2011) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Complex, this features tangerine, nectarine and vanilla scents, ending with a mix of floral and anise notes. (JL)" (7/2013)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $189.99 Add To Cart
RP 97 WS 93

2008 Aubert "Reuling Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Aubert "Reuling Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (99RP, 97WS, 93ST). 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 perfume as well as length. It should drink well for 7-8 years. Mark Aubert’s brilliant Chardonnays continue to place this winery in California’s top Chardonnay hierarchy... (RP)" (02/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Aubert "Reuling Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (qty: 3)


End Date: Aug 25 2017 12:00PM PT

Current Bid: $300.00
Place Bid
RP 99 WS 97

2008 Rhys "Bearwallow" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Rhys "Bearwallow" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (93BH, 92ST). Allen Meadows - Burghound: " *Outstanding* ... 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. I hasten to point out that this is not because their methods are radically different (there are others who use very high percentages of whole cluster ferments along with natural yeasts). No, the difference is straightforward: it is because Harvey has chosen his vineyard sites with a keen eye and then obsessively developed them with the one goal of obtaining fruit that expresses unerringly the uniqueness of site. Simply put, these are terroir-driven wines par excellence." (10/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Rhys "Bearwallow" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (qty: 3)


End Date: Aug 22 2017 10:00AM PT

Current Bid: $150.00
Place Bid
BH 93 ST 92

2008 Rivers-Marie "Summa Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Rivers-Marie "Summa Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (91BH, 91ST). 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. (ST)" (06/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Rivers-Marie "Summa Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (qty: 2)


End Date: Aug 23 2017 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $90.00
Place Bid
BH 91 ST 91

2008 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (94ST, 93RP, 93WS). Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Drop-dead gorgeous perfume of raspberry preserves, Asian spices and fresh rose, with a deeper suggestion of violet. Sappy, penetrating and pure, with strikingly intense red fruit flavors underpinned by tangy minerality. Finishes with resonating spiciness and a lingering floral note. This wine's clarity is striking. (ST)" (06/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Kistler "Kistler Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (qty: 3)


End Date: Aug 24 2017 11:00AM PT

Current Bid: $180.00
Place Bid
ST 94 RP 93 WS 93

2008 Anthill Farms "Peters Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A softly perfumed nose exhibits pure, intense and beautifully layered red berry fruit and cherry liqueur notes that elegantly introduce the rich, round and utterly delicious middle weight flavors that possess a silky texture and excellent balance on the sappy and lingering finish. This is really a lovely effort that is a bit more forward than its two stable mates but like them is an exercise in harmony." (10/2010) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light, vivid red. Energetic aromas of black raspberry, rose petal and spicecake. Supple, silky and restrained, with a sneaky sweetness to its re ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
BH 92 ST 92

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

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


End Date: Aug 20 2017 6:00PM PT


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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
RP 94 - 96 ST 92

2008 Williams Selyem "Bacigalupi" Russian River Valley Zinfandel
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Williams Selyem "Bacigalupi" Russian River Valley Zinfandel (93ST, 92WS). Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining ruby. Pure, high-pitched aromas of strawberry, raspberry, fresh herbs and violet, with complicating notes of leather and sassafras. Suave, seamless and very fresh, with a peppery quality and subtle soil tones complementing the sweet red and dark berry flavors. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and excellent spicy persistence. In a rather old-school zin style, about more than just power.(ST)" (06/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Williams Selyem "Bacigalupi" Russian River Valley Zinfandel (qty: 2)


End Date: Aug 26 2017 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $0.05
Place Bid
ST 93 WS 92

2008 Rochioli "Sweetwater Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Flowery rose petal, wild strawberry, blueberry, and red and black currant aromas jump from the glass of the deep ruby/purple-tinged 2008 Pinot Noir Sweetwater Vineyard. This is a big, yet elegant, Pinot displaying plenty of forest floor notes, oodles of fruit, and beautiful texture, length, and purity. Consume it during its first decade of life. (RP)" (2/2010) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. Suave, complex aromas of strawberry, raspberry, blond tobacco, mocha and Asian spices. Silky on entry, then steps up the intensity in the mid-palate, showing lovely energy and juiciness t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 - 95 ST 92


2008 Rivers-Marie "Occidental Ridge Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Rivers-Marie "Occidental Ridge Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (92ST). Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red-ruby. Musky, smoky aromas of ripe strawberry and spices, lifted by a note of orange zest. In a warmer style but with firm acidity giving lift and perfume to the flavors of dark raspberry, violet and licorice. Finishes quite juicy. Brown describes this as a low-pH wine from a warm site. This was the first Pinot vineyard he harvested in 2008, picking in mid-September at 14.3% potential alcohol. (ST)" (06/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Rivers-Marie "Occidental Ridge Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (qty: 2)


End Date: Aug 26 2017 12:30PM PT

Current Bid: $80.00
Place Bid
ST 92

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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


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 Littorai "The Pivot" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Littorai "The Pivot" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (90ST). Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(from a vineyard planted on pale Goldridge loam, located between Sebastopol and Freestone) Medium red. Deeper-pitched and less floral on the nose than the Platt, with plum, strawberry and forest floor notes dominating. Spicy plum and redcurrant flavors show a supple texture and enticing sweetness, but less tension than the Platt. The wine's minerally finish gives it a slightly dusty, austere quality today. Just the third crop from these vines. Winemaker Lemon destemmed all his pinots in 2008, as he wanted to make fruit-forward wines and not risk introducing any smoke taint from the fires into his wines. (ST)" (05/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Littorai "The Pivot" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (qty: 6)


End Date: Aug 24 2017 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $139.00
Place Bid
ST 90

2008 Carlisle Sonoma County Syrah
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Carlisle Sonoma County Syrah (93RP, 90ST). 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. " (08/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Carlisle Sonoma County Syrah (qty: 3)


End Date: Aug 20 2017 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $95.00
Place Bid
RP 93 ST 90

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