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Launois "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

This spectacular Champagne is one of the most sought-after in France, and Launois' cult status made it very difficult for us to make a purchase. We lucked out, and now we buy it directly, passing massive savings on to you. This house is from Mesnil, the southernmost Grand Cru in Champagne and home to Salon and Krug's Clos de Mesnil. This Champagne is all Chardonnay and all Grand Cru from the villages of Mesnil, Oger, Cramant and Avize--a roll call of the finest crus for Chardonnay in all of Champagne and all Veritas-certified for sustainable agriculture.... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Franck Bonville Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Jancis Robinson: "100% Chardonnay from Oger, Cramant and Avize. From a 50-ha estate. Olivier Bonville is the third generation to make wine here. Super-clean fresh nose, smells like a health scrub. Vigorous mousse. Crisp edges and a creamy middle, streaked with verbena. More green than lemon, and just slightly sour. Quite weighty and substantial yet with a cutting edge, like prow of a ship. GV (TC)" (12/2014) K&L Notes: All Champagne producers should be judged on their entry level wine, and Olivier's is as good as they get. This is always the fastest non-vintage Champagne to sell out…... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2006 Launois "Spécial Club" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (ships as 1.5L) Top Pick!
2006 Launois "Spécial Club" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (ships as 1.5L)

Our staff loved the 2005--"Wow this is decadent Champagne!" pretty much sums up the rave reviews--and we're excited now to offer the 2006. We began importing the Champagnes of Launois about a decade ago, though we haven't been able to promote them properly because our allocations were very tight. Fortunately for us, Bernard Launois has decided to export more! Champagne Launois' wines are highly sought after, so much so, in fact, that we've sold their Champagne to Champenois who can't get it at home! Bernard Launois does things differently than the rest o... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Franck Bonville Brut Rosé Champagne

92 points Wine Spectator: "Sleek and vinous in style, with a soft and creamy mousse and finely meshed flavors of steeped raspberry, ground anise, graphite and smoke. Offers a lightly savory finish of slivered almond and aromatic dried herb. Drink now through 2020. (AN)" (12/2015) K&L Notes: This little bottle of rosé is delicious! This is the first time we have had the rosé from Bonville, an estate that grows only Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs. Olivier Bonville was able to trade with Ambonnay celebrity-producer Paul Dethune for the red wine that goes into this blend of 92% Chardonnay and 8% Pinot ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 92

Franck Bonville "Prestige" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

92 points Wine Spectator: "A rich and smoky base note of roasted nut supports flavors of lemon meringue pie, quince paste, toasted coconut and cumin, and spun honey. There's lovely creamy texture here, with finely meshed acidity throughout. (AN)" (12/2012) K&L Notes: Rated Extraordinary by the Underground Wine Letter, which writes: "This is a gorgeous Champagne with richness, depth and complexity." This is stunningly rich Blanc de Blancs, with lots of rich, fresh cream, yet it still has the minerality and zing that one would expect from an all-Chardonnay Champagne. The Bonville family were gra... Read More » 


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WS 92

Launois "Quartz" Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

The Quartz all comes from the famous Chettilons parcel and has four atmospheres (59psi) of pressure instead of the normal six (88psi). While I would be hard pressed to tell by looking at or tasting this Champagne that it has lighter carbonation, it tastes very different from the Reserve due to the wonderful vineyard site. Since less yeast and sugar were added to the wine during bottling, it has less leesy flavor, and because there is less dissolved carbon dioxide in the wine the flavors of the grapes underneath shine more. Look for flavors of apple and b... Read More » 


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Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

The Ariston's vineyards are vastly different than those of the other blanc de blancs producers that we carry. The steeper slopes, less chalk and more fossils in the soil of Brouillet make for a rich, creamy style Chardonnay Champagne that will appeal to just about anyone. This is one of my favorite toasting Champagnes. All of the flavors are up-front; it is open knit and fun. It is a perfect way to start a party. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer) 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Franck Bonville Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (375ml)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "From the heartland of Chardonnay in Champagne comes this rich, creamy, apple-flavored wine. It has lively acidity, balanced with some sweetness from the dosage. It has weight and a crisp aftertaste. (RV)" (12/2012) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Lightly floral, this creamy crowd-pleasing Champagne shows good balance, with a lively mix of Honeycrisp apple, passion fruit and smoked almond. Drink now through 2018." (12/2015) Jancis Robinson: "Super-clean fresh nose, smells like a health scrub. Vigorous mousse. Crisp edges and a creamy middle, streaked with verbena. More green than lemon, and just slightly sou ...Read More » 


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WE 91 WS 90

Launois "Veuve Clemence" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

The Veuve Clemence gets four years of aging on the lees to the Reserve's three, and comes from older vineyards. They are both entirely estate-grown, Grand Cru Chardonnay. Before now, this cuvee was only available for the French market, but because of our great relationship with Launois, we were able to convince them to sell us a little. If you like it, don't hesitate--they may not have more for us the next time I order. While the wine certainly has mid-palate power, it is a dry, serious Champagne that loves to be paired with shellfish and is a wonder wit... Read More » 


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Franck Bonville "Belles Voyes" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "While it's very discreet, it's possible to discern the oak influence along with the much more prominent lemon rind and yeast that plays right at the edge of an oxidative influence that carries over onto the precise and cuts like a knife flavors that are exceptionally crisp and energetic with ample effervescence and fine depth." (10/2007) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Richly spiced, with ground anise, clove, ginger and cardamom, this offers a lively bead, fresh acidity and flavors of quince, honey, pastry dough and golden raisin. Offers a soft, creamy finish. Drink now through 2018. (AN ...Read More » 


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Franck Bonville Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (1.5L)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Lightly floral, this creamy crowd-pleasing Champagne shows good balance, with a lively mix of Honeycrisp apple, passion fruit and smoked almond. (AN)" (12/2015) K&L Notes: From The Underground Wine Letter, who rates the wine Outstanding: "This is a terrific Champagne with great balance, flavor and style and it is a real value. Pale yellow in color the wine has a lovely perfume with hints of peach and citrus and faint floral nuances accented by a kiss of vanilla. Creamy and very flavorful, this is a Champagne that is very harmonious showing subtle hints of peach, citr... Read More » 


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WS 90


2006 Taittinger "Comtes de Champagne" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

97 points Decanter: "The 2006 brings back all the wonder of classic Comtes: the innocence of a joyful childhood, a free-as-air dash through endless blue daylight and a breathless plunge into an icy mountain rock pool. A wine of coiled energy, focus, precision and minerality that bores to the very core of the finest chalkfields of the Côte des Blancs." (1/2016) 97 points Vinous: "The 2006 Comtes de Champagne is striking, especially in the way it brings together elements of ripeness and freshness in a hypothetical blend of the 2002 and 2004. Smooth and creamy on the palate, the 2006 is all about t ...Read More » 


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Franck Bonville Brut Rosé Champagne (375ml)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Sleek and vinous in style, with a soft and creamy mousse and finely meshed flavors of steeped raspberry, ground anise, graphite and smoke. Offers a lightly savory finish of slivered almond and aromatic dried herb. Drink now through 2020. (AN)" (12/2015) K&L Notes: This little bottle of rosé is delicious! This is the first time we have had the rosé from Bonville, an estate that grows only Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs. Olivier Bonville was able to trade with Ambonnay celebrity-producer Paul Dethune for the red wine that goes into this blend of 92% Chardonnay and 8% Pinot ... Read More » 


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WS 92

Launois "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (1.5L)

Wine Spectator: "Notes Harvey Steinman, "...It had what I like to call a winey quality. The flavor profile was more like the fruit-mineral-spice balance of a complex, mouthwatering still Chardonnay wine than the yeasty-citrusy-toasty notes of many blanc de blancs Champagnes. The texture was on the plush side, but had enough acid backbone to be refreshing. 91 points, non-blind." (Web-2010)" K&L Notes: This spectacular Champagne is one of the most sought after in France, and Launois' cult status made it very difficult for us to make a purchase. We lucked out, and now we buy it directly... Read More » 


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2007 Alexandre Le Brun "Cuvée Fascination" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Top Pick!
2007 Alexandre Le Brun "Cuvée Fascination" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Alexandre le Brun is a young, 9th generation winemaker in Monthelon in the Ardenne (Marne) region of Champagne. His family established themselves in Champagne in 1750 and their cellars were built in 1822. We were very pleased to meet him and are very excited to carry his wines. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2006 Launois "Spécial Club" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Magnum (1.5L)

Our staff loved the 2005--"Wow this is decadent Champagne!" pretty much sums up the rave reviews--and we're excited now to offer the 2006. We began importing the Champagnes of Launois about a decade ago, though we haven't been able to promote them properly because our allocations were very tight. Fortunately for us, Bernard Launois has decided to export more! Champagne Launois' wines are highly sought after, so much so, in fact, that we've sold their Champagne to Champenois who can't get it at home! Bernard Launois does things differently than the rest o... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco

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2008 Pol Roger Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

94 points James Suckling: "From a strong chardonnay vintage, this has a nicely layered savory nose that delivers a wealth of chalky lemon and peach fruits, grilled almonds and almost smoky minerals; really striking. The palate has the same layered, discreet complexity. Flavors of crisp lemon and white peach run smooth amid gently piercing, fine acidity. Terrific balance and depth here." (7/2015) 94 points Wine & Spirits: "From the Côte des Blancs grands crus of Oiry, Chouilly, Cramant, Avize and Oger, aged in the deep cellars at Pol Roger (100 feet below street level), this opens to a fresh chardonnay clarity ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


Franck Bonville Brut Rosé Champagne (1.5L)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Sleek and vinous in style, with a soft and creamy mousse and finely meshed flavors of steeped raspberry, ground anise, graphite and smoke. Offers a lightly savory finish of slivered almond and aromatic dried herb. Drink now through 2020. (AN)" (12/2015) K&L Notes: This little bottle of rosé is delicious! This is the first time we have had the rosé from Bonville, an estate that grows only Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs. Olivier Bonville was able to trade with Ambonnay celebrity-producer Paul Dethune for the red wine that goes into this blend of 92% Chardonnay and 8% Pinot ... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 92

Baron-Fuente "Dolores" Brut Rosé Champagne

From a complex blend of all three Champagne grape varieties (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier), this superb rosé is named in honor of Gabriel Baron's wife, Dolorès Fuentes, who hailed from Andalusia. It is fresh and warm-bodied; the color reflects the pale hue of rose petals. The youthful bouquet offers aromas of fresh red and black berries with a hint of creamy biscuit. The finish is fruity and long with a delicate richness. This rosé Champagne makes an elegant aperitif but pairs especially well with delicate fruit-laced desserts such as macaron... Read More » 


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Franck Bonville "Belles Voyes" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (1.5L)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Richly spiced, with ground anise, clove, ginger and cardamom, this offers a lively bead, fresh acidity and flavors of quince, honey, pastry dough and golden raisin. Offers a soft, creamy finish. (AN)" (12/2012) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This has finesse and elegance, with a thin stream of bubbles and crisp, dry apple flavor. It is taut with a cool feel, still young in the bottle ... (RV)" (12/2012) K&L Notes: This is one of the best Champagnes we carry regardless of price. Made from the one-and-three-quarters acres Belles Voyes vineyard in Oger, this is Bonville's top of the line Champagne. The... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 91 WE 90

Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut Champagne

92 points Vinous: "Light yellow-gold. High-pitched citrus and orchard fruit scents are complemented by notes of honeysuckle, lemongrass and chalky minerals. Spicy, focused and mineral-driven, with intense Meyer lemon, tangerine and pear skin flavors given depth by a hint of brioche. A note of smokiness builds on the finish, which hangs on with outstanding floral persistence. (JR)" (1/2015) 92 points Wine Spectator: "A hint of salinity underscores the flavors of poached pear, marzipan, spiced plum and kumquat in this elegant blanc de blancs. Vibrant acidity drives this to a lasting, mouthwatering finis ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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VN 92 WS 92

Drappier "Signature" Blanc de Blancs Champagne

91 points Vinous: "Pale gold. Candied lemon, lime pith and white flowers on the fragrant nose, with deeper orange and buttered toast qualities emerging with air. Juicy flavors of pear and Meyer lemon show impressive depth and cut, with a gingery nuance adding energy. Bright, focused and mineral-driven on the clinging finish, which leaves behind notes of honeysuckle and brioche. (JR)" (1/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Elegant and silky in texture, this well-knit Champagne offers flavors of ripe yellow peach, pastry, ground anise and ginger, with chalk hints and a bright, citrusy finish. (AN) ...Read More » 


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VN 91 WS 91

2002 Thienot "Cuvée Alain Thiénot" Brut Champagne

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Rich and ripe, this wine shows a great balance between fresh, fragrant fruit and toasty hints of maturity. There's a soft feel on the palate, but a tangy, vibrant texture adds complexity to this very fine wine. (RV)" (12/2013) K&L Notes: Precious few 2002's are available these days- grab one of these when you can! This classy vintage Champagne is composed of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. Like all of the Thiénot vintage wines, this bottling is entirely estate grown from the family's nearly seventy acres of vines. The Alain Thiénot has so much aroma that I thought... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $99.00 Add To Cart
WE 92

2006 Philipponnat "Clos de Goisses" Brut Champagne

96 points Vinous: "The 2006 Clos des Goisses is stellar, but it is also going to need quite a bit of time to come into its own. Powerful and ample in the best of the Goisses style, the 2006 hits the palate with serious intensity. Orchard fruits, lemon oil, white flowers and almonds are some of the many notes that open up in the glass, but, as is often the case with young Goisses, it is the wine's gravitas that is front and center. Even with all of its overtness, though, the 2006 retains striking, crystalline purity. I imagine the 2006 will reward Champagne lovers with many ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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VN 96 WS 93

2008 Michel Loriot "Apollonis" Vintage Extra Brut Champagne

This estate has been in Michel Loriot's family for 12 generations, since 1675. From the winery: "Michel has inherited two passions from his family: music and vines, as well as the family’s pioneering spirit. The music, which is played in the vineyards and the cellars, has a real effect on the vines and on the yeast in the wine. Thanks to this the Champagne is enriched with more complex and more refined aromas. The Apollonis estate covers 7 hectares in Festigny and has been awarded HVE (High Environmental Value) certification in recognition of the care an... Read More » 


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$34.99

Franck Bonville Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Out of a production of only 2,500 bottles, only 10 cases of this Extra Brut were allocated to the U.S. This wine developed out of dosage trials that Olivier Bonville performed while finding the right amount of sugar to add to the vintage. In fact, this wine, which does not have a vintage on it, is the same base as his 2009 vintage--but only has 2.5 grams per liter of dosage instead of the 7 grams that he decided on for the regular vintage release. This is the third time the Bonvilles have made an Extra Brut, and it is one of the best I have ever had in t... Read More » 


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2009 Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

95 points Wine & Spirits: "From Roederer’s grand cru vineyards in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize and Cramant, this is a chardonnay that’s both ample in its flavor and quiet in its delivery. Broadened by long aging on the lees, almost tropical in its ripeness, this wine’s firm underlying acidity presents all the flavor with clarity, rising toward mineral notes in the finish. One taster suggested that it is rich enough to serve with foie gras on toast with plum jam." (12/2015) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Blanc de Blancs Vintage is mainly from Avize (80%), but chef de cave Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon is aiming fo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne (375ml)

The Ariston's vineyards are vastly different than those of the other blanc de blancs producers that we carry. The steeper slopes, less chalk and more fossils in the soil of Brouillet make for a rich, creamy style Chardonnay Champagne that will appeal to just about anyone. This is one of my favorite toasting Champagnes. All of the flavors are up-front; it is open-knit and fun. It is a perfect way to start a party. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer) 


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Delamotte Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

92 points James Suckling: "The nose here is super chalky, showing dried white flowers, sweetly fragrant yeast elements, lemon rind and a little pepper - very pure. The palate has a refined core of quite dry lemon citrus flavor; crunchy, crisp and even, pure and uncluttered. Drink now." (7/2015) 92 points Vinous: "Light yellow. Mineral-tinged peach, melon and pear aromas display excellent clarity, picking up a subtle floral quality with aeration. Supple and seamless on the palate, offering vivid honeydew and pit fruit flavors accented by a vibrant lemon zest quality. Finishes very long, silky and pre ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2009 Alexandre Le Brun "Cuvée Fascination" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (1.5L)

Alexandre Le Brun is the smallest producer that we import, or even carry from Champagne at just 7.5 acres. He only makes wine from half of the grapes he brings in, selling the rest off to negociants--his production is just one thousand cases a year total. This tiny scale allows Alex to do nearly everything himself and this hands on approach shows through in the finished product. He only uses his own estate fruit for his Champagne, and although small, it is diverse. He farms 22 plots in eight different villages. Among these are the oldest vines that I hav... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne (1.5L)

The Aristons vineyards are vastly different than the other blanc de blancs producers that we carry. The steeper slopes, less chalk, and more fossils in the soil of Brouillet make for a rich, creamy style Chardonnay Champagne that will appeal to just about anyone. This is one of my favorite toasting Champagnes, all of the flavors are up front, it is open-knit and fun. It is a perfect way to start a party. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer) 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2004 Salon Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne Top Pick!
2004 Salon Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

98 points James Suckling: "2004 Salon weaves together immense complexity with stunning purity and makes instant impact on the nose with fresh-baked pastry and brioche, chalky minerals, fresh white mushroom, cucumber, lemon curd and striking lemon and lime citrus fruits. The palate has an almost smoky mineral thread, toasty autolytic flavors build and expand through the mid-palate, opening to grapefruit and ripe white peach flavours, lemon sorbet and very lightly grilled hazelnuts to close. This is an impressively layered Blanc de Blancs in which bright acidity supports the flavors ...Read More » 


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2007 Michel Loriot "Les Sources du Flagot" Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

This all-Chardonnay Champagne is very different from most that I have tried. Instead of coming from the pure chalk of the Côte des Blancs, it is all from Festigny, on the east facing slopes of the Flagot River that runs through the village. It has a pretty white-gold color and great focus and minerality that balance out its extroverted nutty, flowery flavors and aromas. It has a very persistent and intriguing finish and, at only six grams per liter of dosage, makes a great aperitif. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer) 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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2002 Ruinart "Dom Ruinart" Brut Rosé Champagne

96 points Vinous: "A mysterious, beguiling beauty, the 2002 Dom Ruinart Rosé boasts fabulous intensity and pure resonance. Tangerine, exotic spices, mint, crushed rose petals and sweet red berries blossom in the glass. Still, my impression is that the 2002 is holding back much of its ultimate potential, as it remains tight and much less expressive than so many other wines of the year. When the 2002 finally emerges fully, it is going to be truly monumental. Disgorged September 2012. 96+ (AG)" (11/2014) 95 points James Suckling: "With a true 'eye of partridge' nose, this has the boldness of the 2002 vin ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2002 Ruinart "Dom Ruinart" Brut Rosé Champagne
Bid on this bottle of 2002 Ruinart "Dom Ruinart" Brut Rosé Champagne (96VN, 95JS, 95ST, 95W&S, 94WE, 94WS). Vinous: "A mysterious, beguiling beauty, the 2002 Dom Ruinart Rosé boasts fabulous intensity and pure resonance. Tangerine, exotic spices, mint, crushed rose petals and sweet red berries blossom in the glass. Still, my impression is that the 2002 is holding back much of its ultimate potential, as it remains tight and much less expressive than so many other wines of the year. When the 2002 finally emerges fully, it is going to be truly monumental. Disgorged September 2012. 96+ (AG)" (11/2014) 

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2002 Ruinart "Dom Ruinart" Brut Rosé Champagne (qty: 1)


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2005 Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne (1.5L)

97 points James Suckling: "I believe that the 2005 DP is the best since 2002, which remains the best recent vintage and is probably only eclipsed by the amazing 100-point 1996. The 2005 is a full-bodied DP with so much richness and loads of ripe fruit such as pineapple and papaya. It has a wonderful, creamy texture and a long and intense finish. It’s a Champagne that fully satisfies but at the same time challenges you with its strength, depth and persistence on the palate." (4/2015) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "With some age, this is a gloriously ripe and toasty wine. It has a rich character emphasized by the r ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2007 Delamotte Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

92 points Vinous: "Delamotte’s 2007 Blanc de Blancs is deep, fleshy and seductive, with lovely textural depth and nuance throughout. The 2007 is a relatively soft, open-knit Delamotte that will drink well upon release. I especially admire the wine's sense of balance and overall proportion, two of the many qualities that give the 2007 its considerable appeal. (AG)" (6/2016) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Delamotte, the sister house of the legendary Salon, is based in the Côte des Blancs so it has plenty of experience with Chardonnay. This crisp, fruity and lightly toasty wine shows well-balanced freshness ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


1999 Billecart-Salmon "Le Clos Saint-Hilaire" Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne

96 points Vinous: "Billecart's 1999 Le Clos Saint-Hilaire is exotic and beguiling. Constantly changing in the glass, the 1999 offers exquisite aromatics, silky and a real sense of underlying phenolic structure. Crushed rose petals, licorice, smoke, game and tobacco add nuance as the wine opens up. With time in the glass, the personality of these Pinot vines becomes more and more expressive. The 1999 was bottled with no dosage, but that would be impossible to ascertain in a blind tasting. (AG)" (7/2015) K&L Notes: Clos Saint-Hilaire is located, like Clos de Goisses, in Mareuil-sur-Ay. I... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $399.00 Add To Cart
VN 96

2004 Thiénot "La Vigne aux Gamins" Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne (Previously $149)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* From parcels of old vines in the Côte des Blancs, this limited-edition wine is a beautiful Chardonnay. It is finely woven, tightly textured and crisp in apple skin and lemon notes. Concentration from the low-yielding vines gives great depth and the potential to still age well. Drink this exceptional wine from 2017. (RV)" (12/2015)  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 94

Pol Roger "White Foil - Extra Cuvée de Reserve" Brut Champagne (1.5L)

90 points Vinous: "Pale yellow. Toasty melon and white peach on the nose, with orange zest and dusty minerals emerging with air. Lively, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit flavors show good palate-coating intensity without any excess weight. The clinging finish displays a subtle floral quality and repeating orange and melon notes. (JR)" (1/2015) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "With its extra touch of richness and a feeling of maturity, this remains a benchmark nonvintage Champagne. It has flavors of ripe white fruits, balancing acidity with just a touch of final softness. (RV)" (12/2011) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pol Roger’s NV B ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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VN 90 WE 90

2004 Jacquesson "Champs Cain" Avize Brut Champagne New!
2004 Jacquesson "Champs Cain" Avize Brut Champagne

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From vines planted in 1962, the single-vineyard Jacquesson 2004 Extra Brut Avize Champ Cain leads with an utterly remarkable nose. A greenhouse-like profusion of leafing and flowering things is imposed over sea breeze, with jasmine; musky narcissus; nose-prickling spice as if from some exotic orchid; iodine-tinged toasted shrimp shells; and toasted grain all pungently present and anticipating the elusive complexity delivered on a caressingly polished yet consummately refreshing and almost ethereally delicate palate. Over time, the sense of creaminess and ...Read More » 


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2004 Salon Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne Magnum (1.5L)

98 points James Suckling: "2004 Salon weaves together immense complexity with stunning purity and makes instant impact on the nose with fresh-baked pastry and brioche, chalky minerals, fresh white mushroom, cucumber, lemon curd and striking lemon and lime citrus fruits. The palate has an almost smoky mineral thread, toasty autolytic flavors build and expand through the mid-palate, opening to grapefruit and ripe white peach flavours, lemon sorbet and very lightly grilled hazelnuts to close. This is an impressively layered Blanc de Blancs in which bright acidity supports the flavors ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


1989 Krug "Clos de Mesnil" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1989 Clos du Mesnil, from a warmer year, makes for a fascinating contrast to the cool inward 1988. It is a bigger, fatter wine that caresses the palate with layers of expansive, generous fruit. Sweet scents of caramel, hazelnuts and honey add complexity to the fruit. Despite its burnished, textured fruit, the 1989 remains light on its feet and superbly well-balanced but it is at, or close to, peak. To put things in perspective, the 1989 was harvested at the beginning of September -- the 7th and 8th to be exact -- while the 1988 was harvested between ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $1,349.99 Add To Cart
RP 96 WS 94

2008 Ayala Blanc de Blancs Champagne

92 points Wine Spectator: "Rich and ripe flavors of glazed apricot and spiced plum are layered with pastry dough, graphite and spice notes in this balanced version, with a lively bead. Accessible, presenting juicy acidity through to the clean-cut finish. Disgorged April 2015. Drink now through 2024." (9/2016)  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $84.99 Add To Cart
WS 92