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2008 Martinelli "Hop Camp Vineyard-Gravel Lens" Russian River Valley Syrah (Previously $65) Top Pick!
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 Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RR 92

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 San Francisco

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2008 Marcassin "Marcassin Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

100 points 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)" (2/2011) 93 points Wine Spectator: "A sweeping display of Chardonnay finesse, this is m ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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RP 100 WS 93

2008 Kistler "Durell Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Kistler "Durell Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (94ST, 93RP). Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright gold. A hugely aromatic bouquet evokes fresh melon, orange and pit fruits, with complicating notes of intense iodine and spices. Deeply pitched orchard fruit flavors show a strong smoky character, with juicy acidity providing shape. The iodine note repeats on the long, sappy, chewy finish, which leaves notes of pear skin and orange zest behind. I really like the interplay of richness and vibrancy here. This was made from all Wente clones. (ST)" (06/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Kistler "Durell Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (qty: 2)


End Date: Oct 2 2016 11:00AM PT

Current Bid: $130.00
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ST 94 RP 93

2008 Wind Gap "Armagh Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Syrah (Previously $60)

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


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ST 93

2008 Kistler "Silver Belt Vineyard - Cuvee Natalie" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Pinot Noir Cuvee Natalie Silver Belt, all from the Joseph Swan clone of Pinot Noir, offers rich forest floor, raspberry, spice box and earthy notes in a style that reminds me of a Burgundy premier cru from Volnay. This beautiful Pinot can be drunk now or cellared for a decade. (RP)" (2/2011) 95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Heady bouquet of black raspberry, cherry-cola, star anise and potpourri. Vibrant and light on its feet, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors that deliver liqueur-like power but carry no excess fat. Candied rose and cola notes linger on ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Harlan Estate Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (OWC)
Bid on this 3-bottle lot 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) 

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2008 Harlan Estate Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 3)


End Date: Oct 2 2016 5:30PM PT


2008 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
2008 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain takes things to another level, as hard as it may seem to believe. This was another difficult vintage for Dunn. Yields were down a full 50%. In exchange, nature rewarded Dunn with the fruit to make an epic wine that could very well turn out to be a modern-day legend. The 2008 is a huge, towering wine packed with dark fruit, licorice, tar, asphalt and licorice. Layers of perfume are woven throughout this majestic effort. The 2008 should only be purchased by the very patient, but it is a legendary wine in the maki ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Hundred Acre "Kayli Morgan" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (OWC)
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Hundred Acre "Kayli Morgan" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (OWC - 96RP, 96ST, 94WE, 94WS) in original wood. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More European in style than some of its siblings, the 2008 exhibits good acidity, more noticeable tannin (but it is extremely young), and plenty of crushed rock, espresso roast and licorice characteristics intermixed with a volcanic minerality. Full-bodied, ripe and opulent, with a closed, formidable personality, it should be at its apogee between 2018 and 2035. 96+ (RP)" (06/2012) 

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2008 Hundred Acre "Kayli Morgan" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 3)


End Date: Oct 3 2016 6:00PM PT


2008 Hundred Acre "Kayli Morgan" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More European in style than some of its siblings, the 2008 exhibits good acidity, more noticeable tannin (but it is extremely young), and plenty of crushed rock, espresso roast and licorice characteristics intermixed with a volcanic minerality. Full-bodied, ripe and opulent, with a closed, formidable personality, it should be at its apogee between 2018 and 2035. 96+ (RP)" (6/2012) 96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full red-ruby. Dark cherry, currant, mocha and minerals on the nose. Lush on entry, then creamy and deep in the middle but with a light touch; at once less open-knit and more v ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2008 Revana St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $120)

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 » 


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WS 90

2008 Meteor Vineyard "Perseid" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Perseid is a gorgeous, fleshy wine. Finessed, supple tannins frame layers of dark red fruit, spices, tobacco, flowers, leather and licorice that emerge in this impeccably polished, mid-weight Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2008 Perseid should continue to drink well over the next decade or so. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. (AG)" (12/2011) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good red-ruby. More refined on the nose than the 2007, offering redcurrant, violet and tobacco. Then energetic and light on its feet, with subtle rock and tobacco flavors perfuming the mouth. Rou ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Paloma Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Paloma's Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Napa Valley's Spring Mountain District, and is much more limited than their flagship Merlot bottling. This 2008 vintage was not professionally reviewed, but the 2009 bottling garnered 95 points from Wine Spectator. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2008 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (OWC)
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (OWC - 96JS, 96VN, 96WS, 94W&S, 94WE, 93ST, 90CG) in original wood. Wine Spectator: " *Collectibles* Muscular and tightly wound, yet beautifully focused and proportioned, dense and chewy, delivering rich layers of dried currant, blackberry, spice and licorice flavors. Demands cellaring. Best from 2014 through 2028." (10/2012) 

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2008 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 6)


End Date: Oct 6 2016 5:30PM PT


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


2008 Quintessa Rutherford Bordeaux Blend

93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "*Two Stars* There is no big burst of fruit or towering wave of sweet oak to make this one an immediate turner of heads, but there is a real sense of sophistication at work here with plenty of depth and layering right from the start. The wine is at once both slightly supple and fairly firm in feel, and its vitality is hard to ignore. It teases with touches of toast and dusty earth spice while hewing to a very long line of optimally ripened currants, and it has all the right pieces in all the right places to grow famously for ten years or more." (12/2011) K&L Notes: A ... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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CG 93

2008 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "Cask 23" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "One sip is all it takes to fall in love with this 100% Cabernet, which hails from the winery’s Stags Leap District vineyards. It’s soft, lush and opulent in blackberry, cherry, blueberry, cassis, dark chocolate and smoky oak flavors. Although it was aged in 100% new French oak, the oak isn’t at all heavy. Rather, it’s perfect, adding just the right touch of smoke. Really fabulous, and the tannins define Stags Leap, so strong yet sweetly refined. If you can keep your hands off it, this is a wine to cellar for many years." (4/2012) 92 points Wine & Spirits: "A blend of the top estate ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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WE 97 W&S 92

2008 Rhys "Alpine Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The deep ruby-colored 2008 Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard (a 10-acre parcel planted at 1,400 feet) possesses a big, sweet, powerful nose of raspberries, spring flowers, damp earth, and mossy, foresty vegetation. Sweet currants, pomegranates, and black raspberries also emerge on the palate of this full-bodied effort. With excellent acidity and delineation as well as a weighty, long, rich mouthfeel with lots of structure and tannin, this enormously promising wine suggests a long life if stored in a cold cellar. (RP)" (2/2010) 95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Pure, highly expressive ...Read More » 


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2008 Casa Piena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Slightly better (which is no surprise, since it appears to be an impressive work in progress) is the 2008 Casa Piena. Production in this vintage is slightly higher as well. This wine displays similar character, with more unsmoked cigar tobacco intermixed with creme de cassis, camphor, graphite, and some subtle earthiness. Opaque ruby/purple, medium to full-bodied, layered, and opulent, this is a beauty as well, but slightly richer and potentially more complex than the brilliant 2007. This is an impressive newcomer, so take note! A new project, and an imp ...Read More » 


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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." (2/2011) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Complex, this features tangerine, nectarine and vanilla scents, ending with a mix of floral and anise notes. Drink now through 2018." (7/2013)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 97 WS 93

2008 Marcassin "Three Sisters Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Marcassin "Three Sisters Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (97RP, 93WS). 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." (02/2011) 

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2008 Marcassin "Three Sisters Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (qty: 2)


End Date: Oct 4 2016 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $280.00
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RP 97 WS 93

2008 & 2010 Aubert "UV Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Tasting Lot
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 & 2010 Aubert "UV Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2008 Aubert "UV Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (96WS, 95RP, 93ST) and 1-bottle of 2010 Aubert "UV-SL Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (95RP, 94WS). Of the 2008 Aubert "UV Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir,Wine Spectator writes: "*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." (10/2011) 

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2008 Aubert "UV Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2010 Aubert "UV-SL Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (qty: 1)


End Date: Oct 1 2016 10:00AM PT

Current Bid: $160.00
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WS 94 - 96 RP 95 ST 93

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." (6/2010) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Syrah Skyline Vineyard, which I tasted from barrel last year, has turned out well. This dark ruby-colored, tightly knit, delicately styled Syrah possesses pure black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of underbrush and tapenade, sweet tannin, and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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ST 93 RP 90

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 Rhys "Horseshoe Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Syrah

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining purple. Slow-to-unfold aromas of blackberry and boysenberry, with notes of smoky minerals and violet emerging with air. More compressed than the Skyline today, offering zesty dark berry skin flavors and a sexy note of candied flowers. Becomes more peppery with air and finishes with a strong jolt of dusty minerals and excellent length. 92(+?) points" (6/2010) K&L Notes: Producer note: The estate wines of Rhys Vineyards are made from organic and biodynamically farmed fruit. Owner Kevin Harvey and winemaker Jeff Brinkman continue to fashion truly remarka... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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ST 92

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

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2008 Ad Vivum Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful, understated wine graced with expressive red berries, flowers, spices and licorice. There is lovely purity and finesse to be found in this generous, inviting wine. The firm 2008 tannin that marks so many wines in this vintage is nowhere to be found. I suppose there is no substitute for working many of the best vineyards in Napa Valley. This is a terrific showing. (AG)" (12/2011) Wine Spectator: "Taut, firm and focused, showing a mix of mineral, dried currant, herb and cedar flavors. This is full-bodied, turning supple midpalate, a ...Read More » 


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RP 91

2008 Sine Qua Non "Kolibri" Proprietary White Blend

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Kolibri continues the brilliant success Krankl has had with dry whites. As one can see when visiting his cellars, he is now using the fashionable concrete eggs as part of the white wines' upbringing. About 25% new French oak is used, and the balance is older barrels. Most of the fruit is from estate vineyards, with about 18% purchased from the Bien Nacido Vineyard. The final blend is 69% Roussanne and 31% Viognier. As is found in all Krankl's whites, the 2008 Kolibri possesses extraordinary aromatics. Abundant notes of marmalade, honeysuckle, wh ...Read More » 


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2008 Kenzo Estate "Rindo" Napa Valley Proprietary Red

92 points Wine Spectator: "Beautifully crafted, sleek and elegant, with rich, complex espresso, dried currant, black licorice and cigar box flavors. Firm, balanced, long and detailed. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2024." (10/2012)  


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WS 92

2008 Laird Family Estate "Mast Ranch" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Ripe, flashy fruit and substantial oak mark this wine, with evident tannins. It shows terrific, concentrated flavors of blackberry, cherry, currant and dark chocolate that are rich and satisfying. It's soft enough to drink now, but will benefit from 6-8 years in the cellar." (8/2012) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh, floral, ripe plum and berry aromas are supple and fleshy, full-bodied and expansive, folding in ripe cherry, mineral and anise flavors, with a dash of leather. Drink now through 2019." (11/2011)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WE 93 WS 90

2008 Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Harvested August 30-September 9, 2008. After harvest, the grape clusters were hand-sorted and destemmed. After 4-5 days of cold maceration in small open-top fermentors, the fruit began 100% native wild yeast fermentation. The wine aged in 67% new French oak for fifteen months and it was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Winemaker Erin Green says of the vintage: “Medium ruby in color, the profuse nose of the 2008 Pahlmeyer Pinot Noir shows raspberry, red plum, light cedar and damp earth. Vibrant red fruit lends to a lively, layered palate that lingers on an... Read More » 


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2008 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Wine & Spirits: "Like a savory claret pumped up on performance-enhancing California climate, this is nuanced and relatively austere for all its bold, plummy fruit. The supple richness of tannins lends it textural finesse, the quality of Silver Oak that may be most responsible for its legend. The alcohol is finely integrated so as to be imperceptible. Still youthfully floral, this will age with grace." (12/2012) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This lovely wine shows the soft tannins and herbaceousness you often find in Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignons. That dried herb taste accompanies blackberry and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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W&S 94 WE 91

2008 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour Private Reserve"  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon New!
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 Tablas Creek "Esprit de Beaucastel Rouge" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Esprit de Beaucastel flows with sweet dark cherries, flowers, tobacco and spices. It is a beautiful, classically built wine graced with striking inner perfume, lovely mid-palate juiciness and a round, utterly harmonious finish. Well-integrated, silky tannins linger on the close. This is a fabulous wine from Tablas Creek. My sense is that the wine should be tasted upon release and then again only after a number of years in bottle. In 2008 the blend is 38% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 26% Syrah and 6% Counoise. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028. (AG) ...Read More » 


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2008 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
2008 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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 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 minerality of the vineyard. Due to all t ...Read More » 


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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

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RP 95 ST 92

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: Oct 3 2016 12:30PM 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 » 


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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: San Francisco

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2008 Rubicon Estate "Cask" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "An exceptionally good wine, right up there with the fantastic 2007 Cask. Classic Rutherford Cabernet, dry, softly tannic and delicious, with herb-infused blackberry and cherry fruit. Definitively not in the modern style of fat overripeness, but balanced and elegant. Shows all the hallmarks of an ageable wine, but you can drink it now. It gets better and better as it breathes in the glass." (12/2011) Vinous: "The 2008 Rubicon is an attractive, fleshy wine laced with dark red cherries, spices and flowers. It is a soft, supple wine to drink now and over the next few y ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WE 94

2008 Kapcsandy Family Winery "State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvée" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2008 Kapcsandy Family Winery "State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvée" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (97RP, 95WE, 94WS, 93ST, 92JS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Estate Cuvee State Lane Vineyard is spectacular. In fact, I rated it the same as I did the 2007. A dense ruby/purple hue is followed by a gorgeous bouquet of espresso roast, chocolate, blackberries and black fruits. Full-bodied with extraordinary elegance as well as tremendous texture, intensity and length, this singular wine should drink well for two decades. (RP)" (12/2010) 

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2008 Kapcsandy Family Winery "State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvée" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 4)


End Date: Oct 2 2016 6:00PM PT


2008 Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Horizontal
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Horizontal, including 1-bottle of 2008 Brewer-Clifton "Melville" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (94RP, 94ST), 1-bottle of 2008 Brewer-Clifton "Ampelos Vineyard" Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir (96RP, 94ST), 2-bottles of 2008 Brewer-Clifton "Cargasacchi Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (94RP, 92ST), 1-bottle of 2008 Brewer-Clifton "Mt. Carmel Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (93ST, 92RP, 91BH), and 1-bottle of 2008 Brewer-Clifton "Zotovich Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (93ST, 91RP). Of the 2008 Brewer-Clifton "Ampelos Vineyard" Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "The dark plum/ruby-colored 2008 Pinot Noir Ampelos, which comes from a tiny 1.7-acre parcel, is extraordinary. Sweet raspberry, blueberry, and boysenberry notes interwoven with hints of spring flowers and loamy soil are followed by a full-bodied, beautifully textured, sumptuously styled wine that is fabulously concentrat 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Brewer-Clifton "Ampelos Vineyard" Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2008 Brewer-Clifton "Cargasacchi Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 2)
2008 Brewer-Clifton "Melville" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2008 Brewer-Clifton "Mt. Carmel Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2008 Brewer-Clifton "Zotovich Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (qty: 1)


End Date: Oct 1 2016 3:30PM PT


2008 Continuum Oakville Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Continuum Oakville Bordeaux Blend (96RP, 96WS, 95ST, 95VN, 93JS, 91WE). Wine Spectator: " *Top 100 Wines of 2011* A remarkable effort, offering riveting, expressive aromas of mocha, currant, mineral, herb, black licorice, tar and pebble, this is intense, structured, balanced, nuanced and firm, finishing with a gutsy richness and sophistication. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Best from 2013 through 2023. " (07/2011) 

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2008 Continuum Oakville Bordeaux Blend (qty: 3)


End Date: Oct 1 2016 6:30PM PT


2008 Lewelling Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I would love to taste the spectacular 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon in a blind tasting with recent vintages of the famed Pauillac, Pontet-Canet. After spending 16 months in 100% new French oak, it offers an opaque purple color along with classic notes of creme de cassis intermixed with subtle burning ember, charcoal and oak aromas. The glorious perfume is accompanied by a full-bodied, stunningly concentrated, multilayered wine with spectacular length as well as a silky personality. It can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more. It’s a tour de force! ...Read More » 


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Price: $84.99 Add To Cart
RP 96

2008 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) New!
2008 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "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. Drink now through 2022. ...Read More » 


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WE 91

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 » 


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2008 Paul Hobbs "Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2008 Paul Hobbs "Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (96RP, 95WS, 93ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From one of my favorite sites (because of its similarity to a top vintage of La Mission Haut Brion), the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard exhibits classic notes of burning embers, hot gravel, steel, blueberries, flowers and blackberries followed by an intense, full-bodied, profoundly concentrated wine. This riveting effort should drink nicely for 25+ years. There is a flinty underpinning to this offering that comes from the 20-acre vineyard in St. Helena. Despite being aged in 100% new oak, there is no evidence of wood in the aromatic or flavor profiles. This profound Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is as grand as the 2007. (RP)" (10/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Paul Hobbs "Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 4)


End Date: Oct 2 2016 6:30PM PT

Current Bid: $520.00
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RP 96 WS 95 ST 93

2008 Brewer-Clifton "Ampelos Vineyard" Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dark plum/ruby-colored 2008 Pinot Noir Ampelos, which comes from a tiny 1.7-acre parcel, is extraordinary. Sweet raspberry, blueberry, and boysenberry notes interwoven with hints of spring flowers and loamy soil are followed by a full-bodied, beautifully textured, sumptuously styled wine that is fabulously concentrated, silky smooth, and truly world-class. It is one of their bigger wines in terms of alcohol (15.2%), but that’s buried beneath the complexity and richness of this extraordinary Pinot Noir. (RP)" (8/2010) 94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. A drop-dead, hugely arom ...Read More » 


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RP 96 ST 94

2008 Cobb "Joy Road" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Pungent, high-pitched aromas of raspberry, blood orange, minerals and Asian spices. Lithe and silky in the mouth, with terrific energy and a light touch to the flavors of red berries, spicecake and flowers. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and excellent clarity. This pliant, youthfully taut wine has the nervy spine for aging." (6/2011) 91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "*Outstanding* Like all of the Cobb '08s, this is also admirably pretty and perfumed yet I like the restraint of the cherry, raspberry, red pinot and discreetly spiced nose. The generous and supple flav ...Read More » 


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2008 Kobalt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
2008 Kobalt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A joint project between well-known winemaking consultant Mark Herold and Kevin Carriker, Kobalt's big, blockbuster 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) boasts an inky/purple color as well as a big, sweet perfume of camphor, charcoal, blueberries, black currants and toasty oak. Superb fruit, a sweet, full-bodied mouthfeel, a multilayered texture and a long finish with abundant but sweet, nicely integrated tannins, this classic Napa Cabernet should be consumed over the next 15-18 years." (12/2010) 89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Cassis and violet on the rather coo ...Read More » 


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Price: $89.99 Add To Cart
RP 94 ST 89 - 92

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