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2012 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour - Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour - Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The deep ruby/purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour is BV’s flagship wine. It boasts sweet notes of charcoal, burning embers, vanillin, tar and copious quantities of blackcurrant fruit. In keeping with this generously endowed vintage, the wine is supple, full-bodied, multidimensional and opulent. It will drink beautifully young and last for 20-25 years. There is no question that Beaulieu Vineyards, an iconic estate in Rutherford that made so many great Cabernet Sauvignons in the fifties, sixties and early seventies, is ...Read More » 


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RP 94 VN 93

2013 Snowden "Brothers Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2013 Snowden "Brothers Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers Vineyard is ample with sweet tannin and notes of licorice, blackcurrants, graphite and earth. It is dense, powerful, yet at the same time well-balanced and pure, and exceptionally well-crafted. Give it several years of bottle age and drink it over the following 10-20 years." (10/2015) 94 points Vinous: "Explosive and powerful to the core, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon The Brothers presents dark tonalities of fruit along with distinctly savory and mineral notes. Grilled herbs, smoke, lavender and pencil shavings add nuance. The Brothers is d ...Read More » 


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RP 95 VN 94

2012 J. Davies Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 J. Davies Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon from their estate on Diamond Mountain is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Malbec. A beauty, with raspberry, blueberry and even blacker fruits, the wine has a lusciousness, with silky tannins and real charm. If Châteaux Margaux made wine on Diamond Mountain it might well taste like this beauty. This is first-growth all the way: beautiful purity, symmetry, harmony and an ethereal lightness in spite of the richness and intensity. This is quite an achievement and already drinkable, but should continue to evolve ...Read More » 


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2012 Shafer "Relentless" Napa Valley Syrah Top Pick!
2012 Shafer "Relentless" Napa Valley Syrah

94-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Syrah Relentless, which has not yet been bottled, is a blend of 89% Syrah and 11% Petite Sirah. In keeping with this amazing year, it’s full-bodied, juicy, succulent, flamboyant, with blueberry and blackberry fruit galore, lots of glycerin and a massive mouthfeel, but no heaviness or astringency characterize this stunning wine. This should turn out to be a great, great Rhône Ranger when released in a year or so." (10/2014) 95 points James Suckling: "This is very fresh and balanced with a dense and silky texture plus lots of violet, berry and hints of sandalwood. It’s full a ...Read More » 


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2012 Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*#64 in the Top 100 Cellar Selections 2015* Smoky leather and cigar make for a formidable entry on the nose before huge, layered tannins rise to the fore. A balance of acidity and brightness lurks beneath the weight, rounded by succulent blackberry and black cherry. Cellar through 2022." (12/2015) K&L Notes: "Reflecting the strengths of Napa Valley's 2012 vintage, the Signature Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits beautiful layers of blueberry and black cherry aromas mingled with bittersweet cocoa, cinnamon and cigar box. Rich and dense on the palate with blackberry, dried fi... Read More » 


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WE 95

2012 Ghost Block "Single Vineyard" Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Ghost Block "Single Vineyard" Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon

This vintage has not yet been reviewed, but the previous vintage earned 92 points from Wine Spectator: "Ripe, plush and generous, with layers of rich blackberry, black licorice, road tar, tobacco and graphite, filling out the palate and turning supple midpalate. Offers gripping tannins. This is well-proportioned and finishes with sweetness. Drink now through 2023." (11/2014) 


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2012 Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

92-94 points Vinous: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Estate is a model of pure sensuality. Bright red berries, rose petals, mint, anise and crushed rocks give the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Howell Mountain much of its brightness and lift. Winemaker Danielle Cyrot has done a wonderful job with her inaugural vintage at Cade. The 2012 Estate is layered, sumptuous and beautiful. Silky tannins frame a polished finish laced with rose petals and spices. The 2012 is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot. (AG)" (12/2013) 93 points Wine Spectator: "A seductive style, rich and layered, with a tempti ...Read More » 


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2011 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon New! Top Pick!
2011 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver Oak's 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was carefully and selectively harvested over more than a month at the end of the cool 2011 growing season. Blended with 14.5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 0.5% Malbec, the varietal composition was determined early in the aging process and the blended lots were then aged in new American oak barrels for two full years. In keeping with Silver Oak's practice of releasing the wine only when it is ready to drink, the bottles were then aged an additional two years before release. From the winery... Read More » 


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2012 Duckhorn "Three Palms Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* From one of the best-known sites for the variety in the Napa Valley, this wine shows classic Merlot-structure, with an almost dusty quality to the well-integrated and resolved tannins. It discloses a density of red fruit that remains in balance with its more rugged minerality, remaining soft on the palate throughout. Drink now through 2025." (12/2015) K&L Notes: "Duckhorn's Three Palms bottling is one of the oldest and most consistent Merlot vineyard designations in California..." wine critic Steve Heimoff wrote in the Wine Enthusiast a few years b... Read More » 


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WE 93


2013 DuMol "Aidan" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

91 points Wine Spectator: "Pure, elegant and juicy, with a judicious mix of cherry, plum and raspberry flavors, complemented by gravel-laced tannins, a snappy vibrancy and a long, clean finish. Drink now through 2022." (12/2015)  


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WS 91

2012 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

97 points James Suckling: "This continues to be a benchmark for Napa merlots for me with soft and velvety tannins, earth, mushroom and meat character. White truffle too. Unique nose. Full body and a juicy, long, long finish. Drink or hold." (7/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "An unapologetically plump and flamboyant style that offers pure pleasure. Blackberry and spicy toast aromas lead to rich, complex flavors of black cherry and mocha, with a hint of dry herb. The finish lasts forever. Drink now through 2020." (11/2014) 90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good red-ruby. Slightly jammy aromas of dark berries, chocolate and graphite. Sweet, plush ...Read More » 


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2012 Nickel & Nickel "Hayne Vineyard" St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From one of the great sites for old-vine Zinfandel in Napa, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard is located on the back streets of St. Helena. Lots of blackcurrant fruit, tart acids, and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel are impressive in this young, vibrant, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon, that should easily stand the test of two decades of cellaring. The color is saturated ruby/purple, and the wine is still relatively tight. I suggest several years of bottle age for potential owners. (RP)" (10/2014) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* From a historic vineyard in the ...Read More » 


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RP 91 WE 91

2012 Kamen Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another outrageous effort is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon). Its opaque purple color is followed by aromas of pen ink, graphite, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, charcoal and flowers. Dense, full-bodied, multidimensional, long, silky and opulent, this stunning Cabernet can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years. These 2012s, made by winemaking consultant Mark Herold for proprietor Robert Kamen, are the finest wines yet produced by this small boutique operation located largely with the relatively new AVA of Moon Mountain. There a ...Read More » 


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RP 96 VN 93


2012 Kathryn Kennedy "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

From the winery: "After a series of cool and cold vintages, 2012 brought a warm and more typical growing season. The larger than normal crop load served only to usher a slow and long ripening. This new vintage surprises in its appeal as current drinking big scale Cabernet. It has a spectatular mouthfeel with a dense core of fruit and soil flavors all carried by an “on target” balance. We are bringing this special wine to the consumer early because it shows an ideal expression of this great vineyard site. Pursuing the standards of quality set forth by the... Read More » 


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2012 Patz & Hall "Pisoni Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the Central Coast, the 2012 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard sees 10% whole clusters as well as 75% new oak, the highest of any of these Pinots. Production is 496 cases. It boasts an ethereal, DRC-like perfume of forest floor, black raspberries, spring flowers, and red and black fruits, a medium to full-bodied, supple mouthfeel, good acidity and a broad, savory, lush personality. This vineyard was made famous by Jeff Pisoni and his sons, Gary and Mark. (RP)" (12/2014) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Rich red cherries, raspberries, red currants, concentrated rose petals and hibiscus are c ...Read More » 


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1997 Beaulieu Vineyard "Tapestry Reserve" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

94 points Wine Spectator: "*Spectator Selection and #21 of Top 100 Wines of 2000* Big, bold, rich and polished, this is an immense and deeply concentrated Cabernet blend laden with ripe plum, currant, anise, green olive and cedar notes and finishing with gripping tannins." (10/2000) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Cassis and cream on the nose, and also a strong hint of menthol. It's a large wine, emphasizing black-currant and plum flavors, a smooth wood-driven finish, and even some mint. There's a lot of grace and style here, and ultimately a lot to like." (11/2000) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1997 Tapestry is a claret-styled, understated, ...Read More » 


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WS 94 WE 92

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 » 


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2009 Mount Eden "Reserve" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

95 points Vinous: "Mount Eden's 2009 Chardonnay Reserve boasts considerable depth and resonance. Graphite, smoke and butter add shades of dimension to the tropical, honeyed flavors. Even with its considerable oiliness and viscosity, the 2009 retains a gorgeous sense of energy. My impression is that the 2009 is likely to age at a slightly faster pace than some of the surrounding vintages, but in exchange it will drink well with minimal cellaring. Once again, the overall balance here is beyond impeccable. (AG)" (6/2015)  


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2001 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Cellar Selection * Classic Georges, balanced and ageworthy, yet riper and lusher than any Private Reserve in memory. Magnificently ripe fruit, rich in currants and cocoa, well-oaked, with ripe, supple tannins. Doesn’t try to out-wow the competition in power, but the equilibrium is its strong point. Drink now—2015." (10/2004) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Following their glorious vintages in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Beaulieu did not make an outstanding Private Reserve until the 2007. While the 2001 is undoubtedly a very good wine, it is more austere than recent vintages displaying ...Read More » 


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1996 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Wine Spectator: "Gushing with berry and new wood character--perhaps a bit too much--but it's rich and powerful, with lots of good tannins and a long finish. Definitely a modern-style Napa Cab." (2/2000) Decanter: "Hugely classy nose, with delicate, off-ripe jam and chocolate aromas. Powerful tannins, with dark, ripe red fruit flavours - an iron fist in a velvet glove. 18/20 points." (1/2001) Jancis Robinson: "Sweet and oaky aromas followed by rich fruit and dry, structured tannins." (3/2002) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Beaulieu's flagship, the 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve, exhibits a deep ruby/purple col ...Read More » 


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WS 91

2012 Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Vinous: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the relaxed, easygoing personality of the year. Soft, supple and voluptuous, the 2012 is a great choice for drinking while some of the more structured vintages rest comfortably in the cellar. Sweet mocha and spice notes wrap around the silky, seamless finish. 94+ (AG)" (12/2014) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(15% alcohol): Good bright red. Reticent but pure aromas of raspberry, cherry, pomegranate, licorice, mint and sexy oak (60% new). Conveys lovely balance and obvious sweet fruit and licorice flavors but comes across as very closed today, with i ...Read More » 


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2012 Nickel & Nickel "Tench Vineyard" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Established in 1997 as an offshoot of Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel makes single-vineyard, varietal wines. This comes from the 43-acre Tench Vineyard on the eastern edge of Oakville along the Silverado Trail with red, rocky clay and volcanic rock soils. Nickel & Nickel uses just nine acres of this late-ripening vineyard. 


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2012 Dunn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, which includes 65% Coombsville fruit from John Caldwell’s vineyard and the rest from Howell Mountain, is a big, deep, dramatic Cabernet Sauvignon, much in keeping with the vintage’s character. It is full-bodied and displaying flashy, flamboyant blueberry and blackberry fruit, licorice and background earth and oak, it is voluptuous and ideal for drinking over the next 15 or more years." (10/2015) 92 points Vinous: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley represents a bit of a departure for Dunn. Although not labeled as such, for the last few ...Read More » 


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RP 93 VN 92

2005 Kistler "Vine Hill" Russian River Valley Chardonnay

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A crisp, elegant yet powerful, mineral-dominated effort, the 2005 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard is reticent at present, exhibiting scents of lemon oil, white currants, peaches, and orange rind. With striking intensity, great elegance, richness, precision, and delineation, this beautiful Chardonnay brought to mind a top-notch French Corton-Charlemagne. (RP)" (12/2006) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Aromatically complex, with a mix of ripe pear, fig, citrus and hazelnut flavors that are tightly focused, with lively acidity, excellent depth and balance and a long, lingering finish that kee ...Read More » 


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2009 Mayacamas Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

Originally built in 1889, Mayacamas is one of the Napa Valley’s oldest wineries. A long road winds up Mount Veeder to the historic stone winery and its estate vineyards, located at elevations between 1,800 and 2,400 feet above sea level. Previously owned by the family (from 1968 to 2013), the winery has been known for making lean, balanced, long-aging wines. Many vintages need a decade or more of cellaring to really find their greatness. These wines bring one back to the old days of California wine, when wines were allowed to age gracefully and develop i... Read More » 


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2013 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Back In Stock!
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1998 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Wine Spectator: "Rich and exotic, with layers of currant, black cherry, espresso, mocha, mineral and herb. Turns supple, all the while maintaining its firm and youthful tannic structure." (7/2001) K&L Notes: This vintage of Caymus turned out to be 100% Cabernet Sauvignon because of the exceptional quality of the Cabernet grapes. All the fruit came from their estate vineyard as well as from other growers. 


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1996 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Wine Spectator: "Attractive creamy, toasty oak up-front, with supple currant and black cherry folding in beneath. Though it remains complex on the finish, it comes up shy in depth and added dimensions compared with previous vintages. Grapes are from the sources normally used for the Special Selection, which was not made in '96." (1/2000) K&L Notes: Robert Parker: "Few wineries in the world can boast such an enviable record of consistent excellence as that of Caymus." (10/1993) 


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WS 90

2007 Cain "Concept-The Benchlands" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

You won't find any reviews for Cain's current releases, since the winery stopped sending their offerings out to the critics in the early 2000s. It's probably for the best, since their wines don't fit into the big, powerhouse box that many critics have built for top-scoring wines. Cain's wines, rather, are finessed and balanced, with a chalky thread running through their entire lineup. Even in the incredibly ripe 2007 vintage, this blend of Cabernet (57%), Merlot (15%), Cab Franc (13%), and Petit Verdot (12%) is quite balanced, if a little more generous t... Read More » 


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2009 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Mount Eden 2009 Pinot Noir Estate opens with striking aromatics that lead to an expressive core of sweet red berries, crushed flowers, tobacco and spices. It is an impeccably balanced, refined wine loaded with class. In short, this is an American classic. The wine should be even better in another few years once the aromas flesh out. The Estate was not racked until it was prepared for bottling, which was done with no fining or filtration. 93+ (AG)" (8/2011) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant, cherry and Asian spices, with a sexy floral qualit ...Read More » 


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2009 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

94 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2012* At first, this teases, fresh and snappy, displaying lively acidity and zesty citrus, green apple and pear notes. Turns pithy midpalate, but the flavors pour though on the finish, adding mouthwatering touches of light oak and mineral. Should only get better. Drink now through 2025." (7/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Chardonnay Estate is incomparably elegant. Lemon, lime, crushed rocks, spices and mint are some of the many nuances that take shape as the 2009 opens up in the glass. The 2009 is unusually open and approachable for a young Mount Eden Cha ...Read More » 


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2012 Nickel & Nickel "C.C. Ranch" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon C.C. Ranch is from the Rutherford sector over near the Silverado Trail. The color is opaque purple – slightly darker than the Hayne or the John C. Sullenger. Very concentrated, with almost a confit of black cherries, blackberries and dusty earthiness underlying the fruit, this profile is not surprising as this vineyard is grown in gravelly, loamy soils. With a full-bodied mouthfeel, super density and richness, I found it a very youthful, vibrant, backward and foreboding style. This should be very long-lived, but require 4-5 ye ...Read More » 


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RP 93 WE 93

1996 Kistler "Durell Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Chardonnay

95 points Wine Spectator: "*Ranked #4, Top 100 Wines of 1999, Highly Recommended* This is a delicious mouthful of Chardonnay. It's big, bold, rich and creamy, brimming with tiers of flavor--vanilla, pear, anise, fig and melon--and finishing with harmonious notes of smoke and nectarine." (3/1999) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brighter yellow-gold. Very complex, Burgundian aromas of roasted nuts, minerals, lemon candy, smoke and faint sulfides; conveys a strong impression of soil character. Very rich but unevolved in the mouth, with plenty of acidity. Slightly aggressive on the finish today, perhaps because there ...Read More » 


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2012 Lewelling St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon shows lots of Pauillac-like crème de cassis, cedar wood, forest floor and fruitcake. There’s a touch of white chocolate, a nice influence of spicy and the wine is full-bodied, fleshy and opulent. (RP)" (10/2014)  


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RP 92

2013 Williams Selyem "Bucher Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

According to the winery: "This vintage of the Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir is deep and brooding at first but develops with some air, revealing lighter top-notes of red raspberry and strawberry. Saddle leather, tar and grilled rosemary sprigs complete the aromatic fireworks. Round and soft on the palate, there is enough acidity to provide cling and extend the red fruit flavor profile into the finish, which is highlighted with elements of smoked game meats and espresso roast coffee beans. The Bucher Vineyard is located about 1 ½ miles north of our winemaking... Read More » 


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2013 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot New!
2013 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Merlot (15.2% alcohol, along the lines of 2012) has a vivid black cherry nose and blue fruits in the background. One can see the greatness of this vintage in its purity, inky/purple color and wonderful freshness aligned to great ripeness. Wow, this should turn out to be quite special. (RP)" (10/2014) 93 points Vinous: "The 2013 Merlot is dark, powerful and also quite tannic, all signatures of the vintage. Black cherry, mocha, graphite, plum, smoke, licorice and menthol are bold and intense in the glass, but the 2013 is only showing a hint of its potential. Far from ...Read More » 


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RP 91 - 93 VN 93

1994 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Wine Spectator: "Complex floral, black cherry, spice and currant aromas lead to a rich, polished, deftly balanced wine offering mature hints of anise and sage, and finishing with a long, lingering aftertaste that's supple and elegant." (11/2004) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is one of the finest efforts from Beaulieu in some time. Not since the mid-eighties has BV made a Private Reserve Cabernet with such richness and potential. The wine boasts a dark ruby/purple color, an attractive nose of sweet, toasty new oak, and ripe red and black fruits. In the mouth, there is a layered texture, full-bodied ...Read More » 


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2012 Ehlers Estate "1886" St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 1886 recognizes the founding date of Ehlers Estate. While this cuvée may not be as sexy as the Merlot, it exhibits lush blackcurrant fruit, good purity, ripeness, suppleness and seductiveness, and should provide plenty of pleasure over the next 12+ years. (RP)" (10/2014) Connoisseurs Guide: "As boisterous as any wine in this set of tastings, the Ehlers 1886 is nothing if it is not full, rich and outgoing. Its aromas of highly ripened grapes that all but speak of dried currants and cherries are given range and complexity by a boldly stated olivey str ...Read More » 


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RP 90

1996 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Merlot

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1996 Merlot (3,000 cases) is a worthy rival. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, this blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc tips the scales at a heady 14.6% alcohol. Could it be better than the 1997? The wine is opaque black/purple-colored, with a knock-out nose of plums, black cherries, chocolate, raspberries, licorice, and toasty new oak. Viscous in the mouth, with superb purity, this is a riveting, mind-boggling Merlot that sets a new reference point for this varietal in California. It can be drunk now, but has the potential to last for 15 or more ...Read More » 


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2012 Nickel & Nickel "Quarry Vineyard" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

From the Wine Maker: "The 2012 Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a wonderful expression of both lush, juicy fruits and supple earthiness. Cherry notes shine over a medley of dried herbs, earth and tea. This intriguing combination continues to build as the char and spicy toast from the French oak add another element of flavor. The wine is rich, yet supple, and lingers on the palate through a long, expansive finish." 


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2012 Nickel & Nickel "State Ranch" Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* There’s a velvety silkiness to this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a lushness to the palate that will please aficionados of both Cabernet and Pinot Noir. Refined tannins stand out in subtle ways, as do high-toned cassis and blackberry. Though the wine displays a richness of oak and chocolate, the minerality truly shines here. This will cellar well through 2025." (5/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the very southern end of Napa Valley, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch has concentrated créme de cassis, a hint of melted chocolate and mocha, a dense opa ...Read More » 


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2012 Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot (1.5L)

This Merlot-dominated blend reminds us why Duckhorn earned its reputation as one of California's preminent sources for Merlot. The 2012 vintage, with its long hang time, was perfect for making a rich, seamless, structured wine. Winemaker notes: "From its aromas of Santa Rosa plum, creme de cassis, violet and Herbes de Provence to its enticing flavors of olallieberry, sticky toffee and vanilla bean, this is a complex and compelling expression of Napa Valley Merlot." 


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2012 Nickel & Nickel "Sori Bricco" Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

High in the hills of Diamond Mountain, Sori Bricco spans a wide range of hillsides, with different sun exposures resulting in separate harvest dates across the ranch. The soil is composed of a sandy, gravelly loam and the vines tend to be very small as they struggle against the slopes. The climate is very warm in the early spring and these vines are amongst the first to bud out each year. The warm summer months push these vines ahead of those on the valley floor and the fruit ripens to full maturity early in the season. 


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2012 Nickel & Nickel "Rock Cairn Vineyard" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard notes from Nickel & Nickel: "Planted in 1984, Rock Cairn lies near the southern edge of the Oakville appellation, east of Highway 29 and north of the town of Yountville. The 30-acre vineyard is named for the “cairns” or piles of rocks that were formed long ago when Indians traversed the hills and would place a rock on the pile as an offering for safe passage. The site is comprised of deep gravelly loam with a western exposure, and the vines produce very concentrated fruit late in the season. Nickel & Nickel selects grapes from nine acres of the ... Read More » 


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2003 Pride Mountain Vineyards "Reserve" Sonoma/Napa Counties Claret
Bid on this bottle of 2003 Pride Mountain Vineyards "Reserve" Sonoma/Napa Counties Claret (97RP, 95WE, 93CG, 93ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2003 Reserve Claret is a blend of 67% Merlot and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon that achieved 14.4% alcohol. An exquisite candidate for wine of the vintage, it comes from a vineyard high on the summit of Spring Mountain. Eighty-three percent of the fruit comes from Sonoma and the rest from Napa County as the vineyard sits astride the county lines. Its dark plum/garnet color reveals a slight lightening at the edge. A beautiful nose of cedarwood, forest floor, red and black currants, kirsch and plum is followed by a full-bodied wine with great freshness, a rich, textured mouthfeel and sensational concentration with no heaviness. This is an uplifting, quintessential mountain Cabernet Sauvignon that outperforms the vintage. Just entering its plateau of full maturity, it can be drunk now and over the next decade. (RP)" (06/2013) 

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2003 Pride Mountain Vineyards "Reserve" Sonoma/Napa Counties Claret (qty: 1)


End Date: Feb 14 2016 12:00PM PT


2004 Whitehall Lane "Silver Anniversary Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Wine Spectator: "Smooth, rich and fleshy, with concentrated currant, mineral and blackberry fruit that's supple and engaging. Well-proportioned, ending with dusty, cedary oak that adds a nice dimension." (11/07) 


Inventory: Redwood City

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