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2011 Guiraud, Sauternes Top Pick!
2011 Guiraud, Sauternes

99 points James Suckling: "This wine has exceptional clarity, balance and freshness, with lots of spicy botrytis character. Full body, medium-sweet and a crisp finish. It’s racy and refined. What’s impressive is the intensity of noble rot that makes the wine feel almost dry. This is the greatest wine ever made here. Made from organic grapes. Try in 2017, but already delicious to drink." (1/2014)97 points Wine Spectator: "#12 Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2014!!!*Highly Recommended* A large-scale version, with seamlessly layered notes of almond cream, apricot, ginger, mango, piecrust, papaya and toasted h ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2005 Coutet, Sauternes (375ml) (Elsewhere $35) Top Pick!
2005 Coutet, Sauternes (375ml) (Elsewhere $35)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Surprisingly dry, this has richness rather than sweetness, and intense, powerful botrytis. The honey is intensely perfumed, along with baked apples and spice. Certainly a long-aging wine." (6/2008)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "92+ points. (no tasting note given)" (4/2008)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright golden yellow. Cool, pungent nose offers hints of orange, marzipan, sexy brown spices, parsley, grass and eucalpytus. Sweet, thick and powerful but with its fat fruit flavors cut by strong acidity. At once densely packed and vibrant, finishing with superb lingering sweetness and a mineral element. This needs pat ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


R.L. Buller "Premium Fine" Muscat Rutherglen Victoria (375ml) Top Pick!
R.L. Buller "Premium Fine" Muscat Rutherglen Victoria (375ml)

94-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "96 points 'The N.V. Fine Muscat offers the most complexity of this hedonistic trio. Dark amber-colored, it delivers flavors of toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and dates. All three are well balanced and have long, pure finishes. They are extraordinary values.' JM (08/08). 96 points 'The medium dark amber-colored Premium Fine Muscat (100% Muscat) reveals terrific aromas of toffee, melted caramel, molasses, brown sugar, hazelnuts, and smoke. This blend represents the newest bottled offerings from this Rutherglen producer, an area that produces spectacular for ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2001 Guiraud, Sauternes Top Pick!
2001 Guiraud, Sauternes

96 points Wine Spectator: "*#23 on the Top 100 Wines of 2004* Golden yellow. Butterscotch and vanilla with hints of ripe apples; full-bodied, with lots of sweetness and a spicy apricot and honey aftertaste. Excellent concentration and balance. Loads of botrytis character on the finish. Intense. Hard to refrain from drinking it now, it's so luscious and rich. Best after 2008." (9/2004)95 points James Suckling: "Intensely fruity and rich with wonderful sweetness and loads of spicy and honey character with a dried apricot undertone. It hasn’t changed much since I last tasted it, just bottled. Great 2001. Drink ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 Haut Charmes, Sauternes (375 ml) Top Pick!
2010 Haut Charmes, Sauternes (375 ml)

Haut Charmes is a very special Sauternes bottling, made from the younger vines of the region's most legendary château. While we aren't allowed to actually reveal the source, it's safe to say its location in the Ciron Valley exposes the Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon fruit to conditions perfect for the development of botrytis. Charming, elegant and an exceptional value for what's in the bottle. A rich wine with fine acidity, the 2010 has wonderful pineapple and coconut aromas that carry through onto the lush palate. A stunning wine just like its big broth... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2009 Nairac, Sauternes Top Pick!
2009 Nairac, Sauternes

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Nicolas Tari oversaw a sensational 2009 Chateau Nairac. It has a richer bouquet compared to the 2010 with exuberant, explosive scents of acacia honey, dried apricot and a hint of petrol that transposes the exoticism of the vintage. The palate is well-balanced with a viscous opening. There is plenty of vibrant spicy fruit, interwoven with orange rind and pineapple, leading to a beautifully focused an intense finish. Stack this high in your cellar. Drink 2016-2040+. Tasted March 2014." (6/2014) 92-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale, full yellow. Racy aromas of pear, apple, peach and marzipa ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Guiraud, Sauternes Top Pick!
2005 Guiraud, Sauternes

97 points James Suckling: "This appears to be the synthesis of the fabulous 2001 and 2003. It shows wonderful aromas of botrytis spice, honey and citrus rind. Lots of fruit with a tropical fruit undertone of mango and papaya on the palate. Intense finish. Too excellent not to drink." (7/2013)97 points Wine Spectator: "**Highly Recommended and #4 on Top 100 of 2008** Delivers lots of botrytis spice, with lemon tart and cooked apple. Full-bodied, with loads of cream and vanilla and an intense tropical fruit and honey aftertaste. Long and viscous, with a layered and beautiful spicy finish. Hard not to drink it ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Dow's Vintage Port
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2011 Dow's Vintage Port (99WS, (96-98RP), 97ST, 97W&S, 96JS, 96WE). Wine Spectator: "*Wine of the Year 2014, Highly Recommended, Collectibles* Powerful, refined and luscious, with a surplus of dark plum, kirsch and cassis flavors that are unctuous and long. Shows plenty of grip, presenting a long, full finish, filled with Asian spice and raspberry tart accents. Rich and chocolaty. One for the ages. Best from 2030 through 2060." (02/2014) 

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2011 Dow's Vintage Port Top Pick!
2011 Dow's Vintage Port

99 points Wine Spectator: "*Wine of the Year 2014, Highly Recommended, Collectibles* Powerful, refined and luscious, with a surplus of dark plum, kirsch and cassis flavors that are unctuous and long. Shows plenty of grip, presenting a long, full finish, filled with Asian spice and raspberry tart accents. Rich and chocolaty. One for the ages. Best from 2030 through 2060." (2/2014) 96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Dow Vintage Port was made from no less than 44 separate ferments from finest fruit sourced from Quinta do Bomfim (35% of the blend), Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira (42%) and the Santinho (14%) and C ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 Raymond Lafon, Sauternes (375ml) Top Pick!
2010 Raymond Lafon, Sauternes (375ml)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Raymond-Lafon 2010 has a complex bouquet with lemon peel, almond and quince aromas, and is well-defined with an impressive sense of energy. The palate is well-balanced with a viscous opening, and well-judged acidity. It builds toward a rounded, pineapple and marmalade- tinged finish. This has good weight and presence with plenty of strikingly fresh acidity to keep everything balanced. This wine deserves a round of applause. (NM)" (4/2014) Jancis Robinson: "Dark copper colour. Some greenery in the nose. Round, lovely texture. Masses of acidity as well as the rich fruit. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 93

2008 Quinta do Noval LBV Port

90 points Wine Spectator: "Balanced and fresh, with modest grip to the dark fruit and spice flavors, wrapping around the tongue with ample acidity. Minerally finish. Drink now. (Insider)" (11/2014)  


Inventory: Hollywood

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WS 90

1996 d'Yquem, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Spectator: "This leans toward the tropical side, with mango and guava notes out front, while maple, date, blood orange and citrus oil flavors fill in behind. The finish kicks into another gear, taking off with honeysuckle, orange blossom and frangipane accents. Has almost unbridled power today, while maintaining serious cut. A very impressive showing in a rather overlooked vintage.—Non-blind Yquem vertical (July 2014). Drink now through 2035." (2/2014)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Compared with the flamboyant aromatics of the 1997, Yquem's 1996 plays it closer to the vest, although there is a lot ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 96 RP 95

2010 Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes Top Pick!
2010 Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Raymond-Lafon 2010 has a complex bouquet with lemon peel, almond and quince aromas, and is well-defined with an impressive sense of energy. The palate is well-balanced with a viscous opening, and well-judged acidity. It builds toward a rounded, pineapple and marmalade- tinged finish. This has good weight and presence with plenty of strikingly fresh acidity to keep everything balanced. This wine deserves a round of applause. (NM)" (4/2014) Jancis Robinson: "Dark copper colour. Some greenery in the nose. Round, lovely texture. Masses of acidity as well as the rich fruit. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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RP 93

Lustau Almacenista Oloroso "Pata de Gallina" (500ml)

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Juan García Jarana, the motorcycle magnate of Jerez, sells a portion of his soleras to Lustau for this delicate Oloroso. It starts with notes of candied almonds, coconut palm syrup and caramel. The hint of salinity lends complexity and freshness, without diminishing that delicate, pleasing sweetness." (6/2009)92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Just add this oloroso to the growing list of excellent Sherries from Lustau. This one is tellingly nutty on the nose, thus the hazelnut and walnut flavors are expected as they become part of a bigger painting that includes coffee, bitter chocolate an ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


Graham's 20-year-old Tawny Port

93 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2013* A complex and full-bore tawny, with deep, intense flavors of orange cream, glazed apricot, baked peach and roasted pineapple that are balanced by concentrated chocolate and toffee notes. The bright finish is filled with spice and supported by fresh acidity." (10/2013)90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a hugely dry, burnt style, very concentrated. The licorice and bitter coffee flavors are dense, layered and well balanced with the acidity. A serious wine that demands attention." (8/2006) Jancis Robinson: "Dried fruits - fig and raisin, plus caramel and toffee. Long and nutty to ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $54.99 Add To Cart
WS 93 WE 90

2014 Saracco Moscato d'Asti

This 2014 release is too new to have already been professionally reviewed, but the 2013 bottling garnered 90 points from Antonio Galloni. In the context of another previous vintage, Galloni writes: ""Paolo Saracco remains the reference point producer for Moscato d’Asti, with perhaps one or two close peers, and that is it. I have seen Saracco’s vineyards, and they are great sites, but they aren’t the only top Moscato vineyards, so I am perplexed why no one else can make wines at this level. But the truth remains that very few can, or are willing to make t... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Saracco Moscato d'Asti

In previous vintages, a near-consistent a 90-point Moscato! Antonio Galloni: "Paolo Saracco remains the reference point producer for Moscato d’Asti, with perhaps one or two close peers, and that is it. I have seen Saracco’s vineyards, and they are great sites, but they aren’t the only top Moscato vineyards, so I am perplexed why no one else can make wines at this level. But the truth remains that very few can, or are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to do so." (Wine Advocate, 10/2012) 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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Rare Wine Company Historic Series New York Malmsey Madeira

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* The sweetest and richest in the Historic series, the New York Malmsey unfolds slowly in the glass, gradually revealing layers of depth and flavor. Coffee, toffee and date notes emerge, followed by earthy, almost truffley flavors. Powerful and assertive on the long finish." (11/2006)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium amber. Powerfully scented bouquet combines cherry compote, cola, molasses, pipe tobacco and brown sugar. Lush and expansive in the mouth, offering sweet pit fruit and orange marmalade flavors and a deeper note of espresso. Clings tenaciously on the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 93 ST 92

1995 d'Yquem, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 1995 Chateau d’Yquem is moving into its secondary aroma phase. A deep golden color, it has a dense and almost Barsac-like bouquet with tangerine, apricot, acacia and melted candle wax. It displays good intensity, unfolding beautifully in the glass. The palate has a strident opening, with a slight bitter edge that lends this Yquem great tension. One can discern layers of marmalade infused with honey fruit, with a powerful, spicy finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is drinking perfectly now, but will surely age ...Read More » 


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RP 95


Lustau Dry Amontillado "Los Arcos" Solera Reserva

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The non-vintage Dry Amontillado Los Arcos Solera Reserva reveals a medium amber hue along with a nutty, honeyed, dry personality with great acid... The portfolio of under $25 a bottle selections represents remarkable value for their complex, well-made personalities. Lustau includes a bottling date code as purchasers would want to buy Finos and Manzanillas as young as possible. It is difficult to describe the glories of sherry, but I’ll try. These Solera Reservas are all great reference points at a low price point from Lustau." (8/2012)90 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 20 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 93 WS 90

Quinta do Noval 10-year-old Tawny Port

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "The legendary Noval has produced a deliciously attractive, light and poised wine, with fresh fruit and acidity. It is dry in style, with some tannins, and a layer of spirit that is well in balance. The aftertaste floats with acidity and fruit." (8/2006)91 points Wine Spectator: "Concentrated flavors of dried pear, apricot, cherry and spice combine into this seamless package. The finish features toffee and orange zest notes, with hints of smoke." (6/2011) Jancis Robinson: "Vigorous quite deep tawny colour with easy rose petal aromas and something rather malty about it. A serious tawny, even if there i ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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WE 91 WS 91

2013 Cascina Ca' Rossa "Birbet" Brachetto Piemonte (500ml)

A lovely Brachetto that enchants with a delicate, rosy hue. Its nose is intensely floral--violets, rose petal and geranium--with raspberry undertones that keep it from smelling like grandma's perfume. Served cool, the palate has rose-inflected and raspberry fruit and delightful freshness. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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1997 Fonseca Vintage Port

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Somewhat of a lightweight for Fonseca, but undeniably charming, this dark ruby/purple-colored wine offers a floral, exotic, flamboyant bouquet, a sweet, fleshy style, but not a great deal of weight or massiveness. Heady alcohol, sweet tannin, and a velvety texture make for a gorgeous finish. While I would have preferred to have seen more weight, structure, and intensity, this is an outstanding, albeit lighter than normal Fonseca. Anticipated maturity: now-2020." (1/2000)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full saturated ruby. Inky, brooding aromas of syrupy black fruits and violet. Dense, t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $74.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 ST 93

Rare Wine Company Historic Series Boston Bual Madeira

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Slightly richer than the Charleston Sercial, the Boston Bual boasts knockout aromas of toasted nut oil, orange peel and hints of dark honey or maple syrup. Despite the extra weight and sweetness, it's not cloying at all the finish is mouthwatering and long." (11/2006)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light, bright amber. Deep aromas of cherry pit, candied orange, toffee and molasses, lifted by a note of dried rose. Chewy in texture, with dry-edged nut and burnt orange flavors, a touch of molasses sugar and good back-end grip. Quite sweet but the wine's acidity adds f ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 93 ST 92

Sandeman 20-year-old Tawny Port

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* An elegant tawny, perfumed with soft tannins and a good edge of wood acidity and spirit. The wine is dry, densely flavored, tasting mature, showing a good balance between young sweetness and age, with everything well integrated." (12/2008)91 points Wine Spectator: "This has a bright aromas, with notes of lemon zest and flavors of apricot, peach tart and caramel. The long finish echoes the fresh fruit, with lots of butterscotch and nut notes. Drink now." (12/2010)  


Inventory: San Francisco

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WE 91 WS 91

Ferreira "Quinta do Porto" 10-year-old Tawny Port

91 points Wine Spectator: "This is filled to the brim with rich dried fruit and spice flavors, including apricot and mango, with vibrant white chocolate and hazelnut notes. The finish is sumptuous. Drink now." (12/2010) K&L Notes: I think we have found a new favorite, not only in the 10-year Tawny category, but possibly in our entire fortified sweet wine collection. This delicious 10 year-old Tawny from the house of Ferreira is a perfectly balanced rendition of the style. Aromas of sweet chai spices, confit of dark fruits and hints of orange peel lead to a sumptuous palate, where the nutty, a... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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WS 91

Rare Wine Company Historic Series Charleston Sercial Madeira

These are the most affordable, representative examples of classic Madeira available. A collaboration between the importer and Barbeito's Ricardo Diogo Vasconcelos Freitas, the idea behind these bottlings is to capture some of the magic of vintage Madeira: the beautiful aromas, intensity of flavor and, most importantly, the acidity. Given the fact that 1.5 to 3 ounces is a sufficient pour, and that once opened, these simply will not go bad, these are among the best deals we have in the store for those looking for a truly unique addition to add to the cel... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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1997 d'Yquem, Sauternes (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sensational Yquem, 1997 may be this estate's finest effort since 1990 (although I would not discount the 1996 turning out to be nearly as good). The 1997's light gold color is accompanied a gorgeous perfume of caramel, honeysuckle, peach, apricot, and smoky wood. Full-bodied and unctuously-textured, with good underlying acidity as well as loads of sweetness and glycerin, it looks to be a great vintage for this renowned Sauternes estate. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2055. (RP)" (4/2003)96 points Wine Spectator: "A pure style, with intense acacia, white peach, apricot, nectarine and ...Read More » 


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RP 96 WS 96

2013 La Caudrina Moscato d'Asti

This wine is naturally "frizzante," or half-sparkling, because of the carbon dioxide created during the autoclave fermentation. You know this delightfully sweet, low-alcohol Moscato d'Asti has to be good--it was brought in my one of our favorite Italian importers, Oliver McCrum. La Caudrina owner Romano Dogliotto was one of the first of the region's small producers to start bottling his own wine. Just 5.5% alcohol, this fresh Moscato tastes like biting into a ripe peach with a refreshing burst of bubbles in the mouth. A fantastic dessert wine. Try it wit... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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2013 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Wine Spectator: "This is almost formed already, with lovely mouthfeel to the ginger cream, toasted hazelnut, orange curd, flan, apricot and glazed peach flavors. Long and refined, despite some very serious power in reserve. Great showing today." (4/2014) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This rich wine is still developing its spice, ginger and complex fruits. The acidity is pronounced, with a fresh character that balances the full botrytis flavors." (3/2014) 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "Intensely perfumed and aromatic, the 2013 Guiraud is strikingly beautiful. Orange blossoms, mint, honey, crème brulee are some of the man ...Read More » 


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2011 Petit Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Solid, with a direct, open-knit core of apricot, toasted almond, piecrust and white peach flavors that meld through the creamy, ginger-tinged finish. Drink now through 2018. (Web-2014)" K&L Notes: The second wine of Château Guiraud and made by Xavier Planty, Château Guiraud's oenologist since 1982. It is a modern style with a high proportion of Sauvignon Blanc (approximately one third), made from a blend of lots fermented in stainless steel (for minerality and freshness), and new French oak barrels, which promote the development of richness, body, and intensity of fl... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 90


Graham's 10-year-old Tawny Port

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Powered with acidity and its firm structure, this is an intensely dry, concentrated, powerful wine. It certainly has wines in the blend that are older than 10 years, yet it is definitely a 10-Year Old in style, as the fresh fruit to finish confirms." (8/2006)90 points Wine Spectator: "This has a zesty, sweet floral aroma, with delicate, well-spiced flavors of apple tart, flan and cocoa powder. The plush, mouthfilling finish of cream, vanilla and raspberry is fresh and balanced. Drink now." (12/2010) Jancis Robinson: "What handsome squat bottles Graham's tawnies come in... Very pale r ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 92 WS 90

1996 Villa Pillo Vin Santo (375ml)

Villa Pillo is situated in the heart of the Chianti region, equidistant from the famed cities of Pisa, Florence and Siena. The winery was purchased by John and Kathe Dyson in 1989, who restored the estate, refurbished the winery and replanted many of the vineyards. Their Vin Santo, however, is made from Trebbiano (80%) and Mavasia (20%) planted in 1968. The best fruit from the harvest is left to dry for five months. The grapes are pressed and the must is left for 24 hours to rest. The wine is then transferred to traditional small casks called "caratelli,... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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Taylor 20-year-old Tawny

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A complex, wood aged wine, this 20-year-old has a perfumed, dry style. Walnut and spice flavors blend together with the spirit and mature acidity. It’s rich, with just the right amount of age." (6/2012)93 points Wine Spectator: "Rich, with a spicy nose, this offers flavors of fig, dried apricot, mango and ginger. Complex and elegant, delivering concentrated crème brûlée and tropical fruit notes that linger on the vibrant and buttery finish. Drink now." (2/2014)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It is my opinion that Taylor's tawny ports are the best of their type. When tasted against other tawnys, they all exhibit mo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2001 Coutet, Sauternes (375ml)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A brilliant combination of power and finesse characterizes this light green/gold-colored Barsac. It possesses moderate sweetness, terrific aromatics, and a full-bodied, rich, beautifully delineated, ethereal palate revealing delicacy as well as acidity. Although young, it is already strutting its stuff. Consume it over the next 15-25 years." (6/2004)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Subdued but pure aromas of mirabelle, peach, pear and pineapple; hints at a roasted botrytis ripeness. Then fat and rich in the mouth, with a captivating flavor of roasted peach. Impressively broad and oily bu ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2012 Seifried "Sweet Agnes" Botrytis Riesling Nelson (375ml)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Sweet Agnes Riesling exudes intense aromas of lemon marmalade, lime cordial and jasmine with hints of musk and honeyed peaches. The palate is very, very sweet yet is lifted with racy acidity that reveals lots of rich, silky layers of citrus flavors and carries through a long finish. It is delicious now but shows the potential to develop over 4-6 years. (90+)" (10/2012)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 90

Heitz Cellar "Ink Grade" Napa Valley Port (375ml)

As Wall Street Journal wine writers Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher advise, "If you ever see Heitz Cellars' Ink Grade Port...grab it!" (from "Give Sweets a Chance," 10/09). It's sound advice, for this rich and intensely satisfying dessert-style wine from Heitz sure does hit the sweet spot for under $20! A blend of eight different Portuguese grape varieties with distinctive character from the Ink Grade Vineyard in Napa Valley, the current blend draws from the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 vintages. From the winery: "The deep hue of our Ink Grade Port sets th... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Gonzalez Byass "Viña AB" Amontillado

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Vina AB Amontillado is the youngest of the Amontillados in the Gonzalez-Byass lineup. Produced from Palomino grapes, it has four years of biological (under yeast) aging, and a further four without flor. It has a deep yellow color, a clean, discrete nose of Fino, chalky with its salty notes, but the palate is clearly an elegant, light Amontillado, with intense, piercing flavors, and it fills your mouth, ending very dry. Very drinkable and good value entry-level Amontillado. A leader in young Amontillado category. Drink 2013-2015." (8/2013) K&L Notes: This is a ... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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2001 Nairac, Sauternes (375ml)

95-100 points Wine Spectator: "Intensely botrytised, with loads of allspice and mineral character, yet lively and exciting. Full-bodied, racy and very long. Fresh sweetness." (Web-2002)"93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 10-Year On horizontal. What a lovely, pure bouquet with scents of brioche, honey and fresh peaches with wonderful delineation. The palate has a slightly viscous entry, very well balanced with brioche, lemon curd and vanilla, leading to an oaky, floral finish. Very well made. This is a great Sauternes from Nairac. Tasted March 2011. (NM-Wine Journal)" (5/2011) 89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale gold. Ex ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


Hidalgo "Napoleon" Amontillado Sanlucar de Barrameda (500ml)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The medium amber, nutty Napoleon Amontillado is a dry style sherry, also a fine aperitif." (2/2007) Wine & Spirits: "Subtle in its salinity while generous in its nutty flavors, this approachable Amontillado ends on light caramel flavors. For an aperitif with aged goat cheese." (6/2011) K&L Notes: What a terrific Amontillado! Gently toasted nut and candied citrus aromas lead to a subtle, elegant, nutty palate. While the salty, flor qualities are not cranking on all cylinders here, there is an elegance, softness, and long finishing character to this amontillado that makes it one of the ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 90

2007 Château Dereszla Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos (500ml)

95 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2013* Ripe, intense and dynamic, with juicy layers of sweet pineapple, apricot and mango puree. Generous yet tightly focused, with an abundance of vanilla bean, mace and other exotic spices that emerge on the long finish. Drink now through 2027." (6/2013) Wine & Spirits: "The D’Aulan family, owners of Alta Vista in Mendoza, bought this estate in 2000. Their 2007 5 puttonyos has the pleasant bitterness of broom honey, and a similar savory sweetness. It’s dark and warming, with lots of smoky, earthy, roasted fruit flavor. For a foie gras terrine." (12/2012) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WS 95

Sandeman "Royal Corregidor" VOS Oloroso Jerez (500ml)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Rich and unctuous; a big, muscular, semi-sweet beauty with a meaty frame and gorgeous maple and toffee aromas. Broad-shouldered across the palate, with apricot and quince flavors accented by cinnamon and nutmeg. In terms of mouthfeel, it’s like a fine liqueur, and on the finish everything you’ve previously smelled and/or tasted comes back into perfect focus." (8/2003)93 points Wine & Spirits: "Everything you could want in an oloroso, with its complex aroma of fruitcake, chamomile and roasted chestnuts, and flavors of baby figs, toffee and preserved plums. It's dense and quite sweet ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 94 W&S 93

2001 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes (375ml)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "La Tour Blanche's spectacular 2001 boasts a light to medium gold color as well as a big, exotic nose of tropical fruits, honeysuckle, orange marmalade, and creme brulee. In the mouth, notions of peaches, lychees, and caramelized citrus give way to a weighty, full-bodied, concentrated yet incredibly precise and well-delineated sweet white. It is a tour de force in Sauternes! Anticipated maturity: 2009-2035." (6/2004)93 points Wine Spectator: "Very intense aromas of candied lemons, fresh flowers and vanilla. Full-bodied, very sweet and spicy. Long, long finish. Excellent. Best after ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


Emilio Hidalgo "Morenita" Cream Jerez

91 points Wine Spectator: "This is bright for a cream Sherry, with green tea and singed ginger notes out front, providing heft to the date, raisin, caramel and charred bourbon barrel accents. The sleek finish lets the green tea edge reemerge, with well-embedded acidity for length. Drink now." (10/2013)90 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* Smooth and sweet, like a cream Sherry is supposed to be. On the nose, this one easily shifts from ripe apricot and peach fruit to nuts and saline. The palate starts with a blast of coffee and mocha and then folds in brown sugar and spice. Sweet, long and generous, with ac ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2011 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml)

94-97 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright golden yellow. Intense, deep aromas of ripe citrus, kiwi and guava are complicated by marmaladey smoky botrytis and a touch of honeyed mango, decadent notes that are rare in 2011 Sauternes. Very rich in the mouth, displaying extremely pure tropical fruit and acacia honey flavors that are given clarity and cut by harmonious acidith. Finishes very long and pure, with uncanny freshness that keeps this opulent wine light on its feet. This is far richer than most other 2011 Sauternes yet retains the vintage's freshness and crispness. Just three tr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2011 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml) Top Pick!
2011 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml)

99 points Wine Spectator: "A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is, toasted coconut, fig, orange blossom and persimmon details kick in, lending length and dimension. The finish is ridiculously long. Best from 2020 through 2060." (3/2014)98 points James Suckling: "Crazy minerality to this, with lots of dried mango, pineapple and papaya on the nose. Botrytis-spice and nutmeg undertones. Full body, very sweet, with superb depth of fruit and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco



1965 Taylor Fladgate "Very Old Single Harvest" Tawny Port

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1965 Very Old Single Harvest Port, that is, a Coheita, single vintage tawny, is part of Taylor's continuing series of releases of old Colheitas. A field blend of typical grapes, it comes in at 157 grams per liter of residual sugar. In the overall context of amazing old Colheitas, it may not take 1st prize, but it will strike anyone who loves them as pretty fine. Get ready for those aromatics that are powerful from several feet away. Irresistible on opening, it has an up-front rush of sugar, concentrated aromatics and remarkable concentration of flavo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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