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2009 Capbern Gasqueton, St-Estèphe

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot raised in 50% new oak and 50% one-year old barrels. The Capbern-Gasqueton 2009 has a very precise bouquet with ample red fruits: wild strawberry and raspberry with subtle earth and liquorice notes underneath and beginning to rise to the surface with each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with good fruit concentration, slightly chalky tannins at this stage, good tension and mineralite coming through towards the finish with blacker fruits, one again with a hint of liquorice. Nice length and persis ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

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RP 91

2009 Peyrabon, Haut-Médoc

Jancis Robinson: "*Good Value* Light nose. Racy and transparent and early maturing but clean and focused. Very Cabernet. Not fleshy." (9/2011) James Suckling: "Soft and drinkable now with plums and berries. Full body, velvety tannins and a delicious finish." (7/2014) Wine Spectator: "A smoldering tobacco leaf edge runs from start to finish, lending a nice foil to the core of mulled plum and blackberry fruit. Shows a flash of pepper on the finish. (JM)" (5/2012) K&L Notes: A property very close to Pauillac that is one to watch in the future. Well-made, value-driven wines with good depth and length. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Les Allées de Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc Top Pick!
2009 Les Allées de Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc

90 points James Suckling: "Soft and pretty now with currants, mineral and stone character. Medium to full body, rough tannins." (10/2015) K&L Notes: This second wine of Château Cantemerle is primarily sourced from younger vine parcels from the esteemed estate. The wine has a similar profile to the Grand Vin, but is ready to drink within several years of harvest. That's now! A quick decant reveals generous fruit and and good terroir that is always welcome for under $20. The blend is 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot,and 10% Cabernet Franc. Even as a second wine, grapes were individually hand s... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 90

2009 Poujeaux, Moulis

93 points James Suckling: "Intense aromas of orange peel, blackberries and hints of mushrooms. Full body, with a solid core of soft and velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Well structured. One of the best wines from here in years. Try after 2017." (2/2012) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The final blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot was cropped very low at 35 hectoliters per hectare. Deep purple, with a nose of subtle smoke, graphite, blueberry and black raspberry fruit as well as some spring flowers, in the mouth a touch of oak makes an appearance, but the win ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Malescasse, Haut-Médoc Top Pick!
2009 Malescasse, Haut-Médoc

Jancis Robinson: "Warm, spicy and sweetly oaky. Ripe damsons on the mid palate. Very nice harmony of fruit and structure, and just fresh enough." (10/2011) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Complex nose features delicate, almost Margaux-like aromas of cassis, fresh tomato, clove, damp earth and dried underbrush. Then smooth and sweet on the palate and weightier than the nose suggests, with a velvety texture to the cassis and blackberry flavors. Very fine tannins and a saline nuance add interest on the moderately long finish. A very good wine that owing to its ripe fruit flavors is easier to ident ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Lamothe Bergeron, Haut-Médoc

90 points James Suckling: "A wine with berry and wet earth character. Medium body, soft and velvety tannins, plus a spicy, dried fruit finish. Lots of dark chocolate too. Drink or hold." (9/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Loads of berry fruit intermixed with some roasted herbs, spice box and licorice can be found in this excellent Haut-Medoc, which has medium body, lots of fragrance and very pure flavors. Drink it over the next 5-7 years. (RP)" (2/2012) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby-red. Enticing nose hints at sweet blackberry, cedar and flinty minerals. Balanced and fine-grained, with flavors of ripe plum and raspberry syrup and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 90

2009 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Previously $140.00) Top Pick!
2009 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (Previously $140.00)

98 points Wine Enthusiast: "*#3 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2012* A major success of the vintage. The wine exhibits extreme richness of the fruit, with all its sweet blackberry flavors. It also has underlying firm structure, density and solid tannins. Bring in the acidity at the end, and this is both impressive and ready for long-term aging." (2/2012) 96 points James Suckling: "Very floral, with fresh mushrooms and currants on the nose. Full body, with powerful tannins, yet polished and refined. Lovely length. Vibrant acidity. Well structured. Try after 2018." (2/2012) 95 points Wine Spectator: "*#6 on Wine Spectator ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Latour-Martillac, Pessac-Léognan

94 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous nose of warm stones and dark fruits. Full body with a solid core of fruit and chewy tannins, and a long and intense finish. Best ever." (7/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The best ever wine from this estate (even better than their sensational 2005), this full-bodied wine offers notes of blueberry, black currant, asphalt and burning charcoal embers in a deep, layered and multi-dimensional style. It is impressively pure and well-built, with far greater concentration and length than I ever remember this wine having in the past. Forget it for 5 years and drink it over the foll ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2009 Chauvin, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2009 Chauvin, St-Emilion

92 points James Suckling: "Very opulent and rich with loads of fruit and spice. Walnut and chocolate. Full and chewy. Exciting." (3/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A major sleeper of the vintage, this over-achieving St.-Emilion seems to come up big in many of the top vintages and needs more recognition from consumers. Loads of black currants, toasty oak and forest floor notes comprise this large-scaled, substantial wine. With its intense fruit, copius glycerin, and long, complete finish, this wine is successful now but should be better in 3-4 years and last for 15 or more. (RP)" (2/2012) Wine Spectator: "A solid, toasty style, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 92 RP 91

2009 du Glana, St-Julien

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Ripe, sweet and opulent, with bright tannins and fruits, a velvet wine, the tannins well integrated. Beautiful. (RV)" (8/2010) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Sleek, with good winey currant, blackberry and graphite notes and a long, anise-tinged finish. Not big, but pure and racy. Best from 2013 through 2020. (JM)" (3/2012)  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 93 - 95 WS 90

2009 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "A dense wine, the wood just showing at this stage through its dark tannins and superb rich fruit. The wine is ripe, with a density of tannins that go right down deep. Big and powerful. (RV)" (4/2012) 93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blueberries, with hints of earth and grilled meat, follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a tangy, fresh finish. Lovely citrus rind undertones. From Leoville Las Cases. Try after 2016." (2/2012) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Now positioned as a totally separate vineyard and a real clos (enclosed walled vineyard), this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 de Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan

94 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of flowers and berries. Subtle. Full and rich with silky tannins and a rich finish. This is compacted and gorgeous. Impressed. Try in 2016." (7/2012) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "So opulent and open, this is a seductively ripe wine, beautifully layering its sweet red-berry fruits, complex ripe tannins and rounded structure. It is still Bordeaux in its texture, but it is certainly very New World in its rich density." (9/2012) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A terrific, classic Graves with notes of subtle smoke, black raspberries, black currants, graphite and unsmoked cigar tobacco, this full-bodied, de ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2009 Beauregard, Pomerol Top Pick!
2009 Beauregard, Pomerol

93 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of blueberries, blackberries and dark chocolate, follow through to a full body, with super well-integrated tannins and bright gorgeous dark fruits. Wonderful length too. One of the best wines from here in a number of years. Best in 2016. (JS)" (2/2012) 90 points Vinous: "Good full ruby. Inviting nose shows pinot-like aromas of fresh raspberry, strawberry, violet and underbrush, plus a whiff of leather. Easygoing and sweet, with pliant flavors of black cherry, dark berries and smoky underbrush given adequate lift and precision by sound acids. Finishes with ro ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Ormes De Pez, St-Estèphe Top Pick!
2009 Ormes De Pez, St-Estèphe

92 points James Suckling: "A big and chewy wine with plum and currant character. Full body, lots of tannins and a big backbone. Needs at least three to four years of age." (7/2014) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "A delicious wine, so fruity. It does have the proper tannins but it is a wine that is already approachable with its sweet fruits-a pleasure to taste. However, for the future, watch those tannins. (RV)" (2/2012) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This is tight and precise, with lots of cut from start to finish, as chiseled graphite and iron notes support the dark currant, mulled fig and crushed blackberry fruit. Long and toasty, but well-inte ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Cos Labory, St Estephe Top Pick!
2009 Cos Labory, St Estephe

93 points Decanter: "Sumptuous cassis and blackberry nose, with some stylish new oak. Sleek and broad, with flesh and weight, a hedonistic style for St Estephe, with bold but fine-grained tannins, ample acidity, and considerable energy and lift on the finish. Excellent balance and length. (SB)" (3/2014) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Tough tannins over juicy fruit. The wine has great ripeness as well as freshness. The intensity of the blackcurrant is considerable. (RV)" (8/2010) 90 points Wine Spectator: "This is nicely rendered, with mulled plum and smoldering tobacco flavors that show a lacing of pastis, all wrapped with notes of bak ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Larrivaux, Haut-Médoc Top Pick!
2009 Larrivaux, Haut-Médoc

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A tasty Haut-Medoc with notes of black currants, loamy soil, tobacco leaf and underbrush, this wine should drink nicely for 10 or more years. (RP)" (2/2012) Wine Spectator: "A fruity and attractive young red, with plum and currant on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins. Clean red. (Web Only—2010)" K&L Notes: 89-91 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc 3% Petit Verdot, this has a fine crisp dark brambly nose: good definition with hints of black olive tapenade and a touch of smoke. The palate is medium-bodi... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Malmaison, Moulis-en-Médoc

Wine Spectator: "This has a good sappy feel, with kirsch and cherry preserves flavors laced with a pepper note and a lively tobacco streak. Shows a stony edge on the finish. Drink now through 2015. (JM)" (5/2012) K&L Notes: Not to be confused with the Napoleonic museum (Château de Malmaison) located just west of Paris, the 24 hectare Château Malmaison in Moulis, Gironde, was purchased by the Rothschilds in 1973 and lies adjacent to Château Clarke. The abandoned vineyard was renovated between 1974 and 1978, its soils now yielding distinctive and harmonious wines that are mellow, fruit... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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2009 du Tertre, Margaux

93 points James Suckling: "Plenty of sweet tobacco with plum and berry character that follows through to a full body, with super polished tannins. Silky and stylish. Lovely chocolate, toasted oak and coffee too. Gorgeous balance." (4/2012) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A wine that continues the impressive rise of du Tertre. It is becoming one of the sure values of Margaux, and this 2009 is both ripe and finely balanced. The acidity boosts the rich fruits, sweet tannins and the warm finish. (RV)" (2/2012) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A seductive, opulent, textured Margaux with notes of licorice, black fruits, asphalt, pen ink and truffle, this ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

97 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blueberries and lemon rind. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and bright fruity finish. Refined and beautiful. Layered wine. Pure fruit. Gravelley. Stoney. So classy and complex. Try in 2020." (2/2012) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "In late 2011, I had the last bottle in my cellar of the 1970 Domaine de Chevalier. Much to my surprise, it was still holding on to life and remained gorgeously complex in that ethereal Graves style. The 2009, one of the finest Domaine de Chevaliers yet produced, reveals a striking bouquet of burning embers, sweet cherry, black and red curran ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Haut-Carles, Fronsac

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Right up there with the best of the Fronsacs, the 2009 Haut-Carles is a blend of 90% Merlot and the rest split between Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Boasting Dr. Alain Raynaud as the oenologist/consultant, an abundance of crushed rock, blueberry, graphite and chalky notes are present in this dense purple wine, which is full-bodied, rich and clearly an over-achiever in this vintage or any other. Drink it over the next 10-15+ years. (RP)" (2/2012) 91 points James Suckling: "Blueberry and flowers on nose, with dark chocolate. Full body, with firm tannins and a chewy finish. A little tight ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Poujeaux, Moulis (1.5L)

93 points James Suckling: "Intense aromas of orange peel, blackberries and hints of mushrooms. Full body, with a solid core of soft and velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Well structured. One of the best wines from here in years. Try after 2017." (2/2012) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The final blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot was cropped very low at 35 hectoliters per hectare. Deep purple, with a nose of subtle smoke, graphite, blueberry and black raspberry fruit as well as some spring flowers, in the mouth a touch of oak makes an appearance, but the win ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Larmande, St-Emilion

94 points James Suckling: "A wine, with beautiful focused fruit of raspberries and citrus fruit follow through to a full body, with super polished tannins and a bright acidity. Very lively. The superb quality of the Cabernet Franc comes through here. Better in 2015." (2/2012) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Concentrated, dark wine that edges towards austere. Beneath this surface, the wine shows some generous fruit. Give it a few years and the more approachable nature will begin to show through. (RV)" (2/2012) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Rather dark and winey, with almost chewy-edged currant, plum sauce and roasted fig notes laced with bittersw ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Haut couture becomes a wine! This dense purple wine has the tell-tale notes of flowers and pencil shavings, and its broad aromatics are intense and totally captivating. Powerful, rich, and full, but less tannic than the 2005 and more opulent, this is a dazzling Branaire to drink between 2017-2035. (RP)" (2/2012) 95 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous aromas of dark berries and wet earth, with hints of graphite. Full body, with juicy, chewy tannins and a long rich, fruity, and succulent finish. Best ever from here. Try in 2019." (2/2012) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Very supple wine, with great ric ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2009 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc (1.5L)

96 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of licorice, flowers and blackcurrants follow through to a full body with wonderful silky and caressing tannins and a long, flavorful finish. It’s complex and exceptional. Better in 2018 but so enjoyable to taste and drink now." (3/2016) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Floral and precise fruit, with blackberry-skin character and mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Long and tight. Racy. Lovely texture. 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 percent Merlot and 15 percent Petit Verdot. This property is really on a roll now, deliverin ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac Top Pick!
2009 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel, this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000, 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau, the 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as well as high alcohol (nearly 13.5%). A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest largely Merlot with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is an expressive, voluptuously textured effort with unctuosity and powerful, juicy, succulent blackberry and black currant flavors, low acids, a layered, massive mouthfeel, but no sense o ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2009 Malmaison, Moulis (1.5L)

Wine Spectator: "This has a good sappy feel, with kirsch and cherry preserves flavors laced with a pepper note and a lively tobacco streak. Shows a stony edge on the finish. (JM)" (5/2012)  


Inventory: San Francisco

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2009 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the château, the 2009 Château Doisy-Védrines already exudes impressive breeding on the nose with complex, beguiling scents of dried honey, quince, walnut and just a touch of barley sugar. The palate is medium-bodied with layers of viscous, honeyed fruit, superb acidity and wonderful precision on the finish. There is a sense of completeness and harmony to this Doisy-Védrines. The 2009 represents the apogee for the estate and a Barsac destined to generously repay long-term cellaring. (NM)" (8/2015) 94 points Wine Spectator: "*Highly Recommended* Richly layered and detailed, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Echo de Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

91 points James Suckling: "So much crushed raspberry and hints of currants on the nose. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Second wine of Lynch Bages. Try after 2018." (2/2012) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers a lesson in Pauillac, with sleek black currant and fig fruit melded together, laced with graphite, tobacco and roasted cedar notes and backed by a long, iron-driven finish. This has grip, but the wine is made in a more accessible style for mid-term cellaring. Best from 2013 through 2019." (3/2012) K&L Notes: This is the new name for Lynch-Bages's second wine, made by the young Jean-Charl... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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JS 91 WS 91

2009-2010 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien Vertical
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2009-2010 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2009 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (100RP, 96JS, 96WE, 95ST, 93WS) and 1-bottle of 2010 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (98RP, 98WE, 95JS, 94ST, 93WS). Of the 2009 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit, glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040. (RP)" (02/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2009 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (qty: 1)
2010 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 26 2016 3:00PM PT


2009 Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac (1.5L)

93 points James Suckling: "Currants and crushed blackberries, with hints of flowers on the nose. Full body, yet refined and beautiful with polished tannins and a long finish. So balanced. Excellent second wine from Pichon Baron. Try after 2018." (2/2012) 91 points Wine Spectator: "A polished, fleshy, forward style, with velvety-textured notes of crushed plum, fig sauce and mulled cherry fruit laced with sweet spice and cocoa hints. A licorice edge drives the finish along. Drink now through 2018." (3/2012) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The second wine of Pichon Baron, the Les Tourelles de Longueville, is the best second effort I have tasted ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Roc de Cambes, Côtes de Bourg

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium dark red. Fragrant violet, raspberry and sweet brown spices on the captivating nose. Then compellingly sweet and tactile, with intense ripe red fruit and chocolate flavors that last and last on the smooth, soft aftertaste. Good wine for the money..." (7/2012) Jancis Robinson: "Racy, coffee notes. Very sweet start. A little severe on the finish. Very youthful. Drink 2016-2024." (1/2013)  


Inventory: San Francisco

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ST 91

2009 La Couspaude, St-Emilion New!
2009 La Couspaude, St-Emilion

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The best La Couspaude I have ever tasted, the opaque purple 2009 exhibits nicely integrated toasty oak/pain grille in addition to cassis, kirsch, raspberries and earthy undertones. Full-bodied, with beautiful integration of acidity, alcohol and tannin, this is a robust, exuberant, somewhat flamboyant style of St.-Emilion that is clearly modern, but quite frankly, delicious. Drink it over the next 12-15 years." (2/2012) 90-92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. Pure blackberry and currant fruits, lots of ripe and juicy flavors. Intense, concentrated and smoky." (8/2010) 91 points Wine Spectator: "A broad, fleshy ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (1.5L)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely conc ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2009 Calon-Ségur, St-Estèphe (1.5L)

93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers gorgeous aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice, with hints of tobacco and spice. Full-bodied, offering a lovely texture and refinement. Very long and beautiful, with tangy acidity and lively fruit. A rich, yet very balanced, Calon. This is almost all Cabernet Sauvignon instead of the normal blend with 40 percent Merlot. The château is now using 100 percent new wood. Like the changes. (JL, Web-2010)" 95 points James Suckling: "Superb richness on the nose of dark berries, shiitake mushrooms and flowers. Full body with soft, silky tannins and a refined, integrated tanni ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 l'Église Clinet, Pomerol

97-100 points Wine Spectator: "*Barrel Tasting* The nose on this already suggests a deep and contemplative wine with blackberry, dried flowers and sweet berries. Evolves to black olive and hints of asphalt. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and tangy, rich fruit. It really grabs hold of you and wants to tell you it's special. Loads of ripe tannins too. Big and structured. Turns to tapenade. (Web Only—2010)" 99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Proprietor Denis Durantou has produced a blockbuster Pomerol from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, tipping the scales at just over 14.5% natural alcohol. A riveting w ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2009 Tertre de la Mouleyre, St. Émilion

Wine Spectator: "This delivers a good direct beam of plum and melted licorice, with a medium-weight, toast-tinged finish of sweet mocha. (Web Only-2012)"  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2009 Gressier-Grand-Poujeaux, Moulis

Wine Spectator: "Dark and winey, with charcoal and tobacco notes framing the core of dark plum, steeped black currant and fig fruit flavors. The tight-grained finish is tinged with iron accents. Drink now through 2016. (JM, Web—2012)" K&L Notes: Owned by Celine Villars of Chasse-Spleen fame, this property is making great value reds. This 2009 has tons of red fruit flavors and a rich, smooth finish. Great value at under $20 a bottle. This was a big hit at the Sopexa Bordeaux event. 


Inventory: Redwood City

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