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2008 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* It’s easy to see why Silver Oak remains so popular with the restaurant crowd. It’s made in a more restrained style than many other Napa Cabs. There’s plenty of berry and currant fruit as well as oak, but it’s accompanied by tobacco and herbs that give the wine an earthiness. What the wine lacks in dazzle it more than makes up for in elegance and subtlety. Should develop well for at least a decade." (5/2013) Wine Spectator: "A graceful, understated style, offering a delicate mix of dill, plum, black cherry, anise and cedar, ending on an elegant note. Drin ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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WE 91

2008 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(includes 1.5% Cabernet Franc) Good deep ruby. Lovely lift and purity to the aromas of cassis, violet and bitter chocolate. Juicy, vibrant and intense; less dense than the 2007 but more perfumed in the mid-palate. Very fine-grained wine, finishing long and aromatic, with firm tannic bite and a late note of bitter chocolate. 'Two thousand eight was an impossible year to make 15% wines with a 4.0 pH in Napa Valley,' said Bo Barrett, adding that 'it's more fun to be working in the classical world. In 2008, there's less jam to block the terroir and mineralit ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2008 Qupe "X Block—Bien Nacido Vineyard—The Good Nacido—30th Anniversary" Santa Maria Valley Syrah (Previously $90)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* This bottling is the winery’s most expensive wine, and usually its best. Production of the ’08 was unusually low, resulting in amazing concentration. It’s basically a detonation of cherries, raspberries, currants, cola and mocha. New oak is present, in the form of delicate toast and wood spice, but is balanced. So silky and delicious now, you can drink it, but the tannic balance suggests the cellar. Will evolve over the next 12 years, maybe longer." (10/2013)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A gorgeous bottle of wine, the 2008 Syrah Bien Nacido X Block 30th Anniversary ...Read More » 


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WE 94 RP 93

2008 Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A great introduction to their style is their largest production Pinot, the 2008 Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills. Beautiful floral, raspberry, and blueberry notes with hints of spice box and underbrush are present in this full-bodied, supple-textured, perfumed wine, which also possesses terrific purity and depth. I even liked it as much or better than some of the single vineyard wines. It can be drunk now (which is an anomaly for many of the Brewer-Clifton Pinots) but should evolve for 8-10 years. It is a stunning blend from many different vineyards in their ...Read More » 


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RP 93 ST 91

2008 Palmina Santa Barbara County Nebbiolo

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light red. Red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by rose, white pepper and vanilla. Spicy and brisk on entry, then fleshier and deeper in the middle, offering intense red fruit flavors and a touch of spicecake. Shows a refreshingly light touch, with zero excess fat. Finishes peppery and brisk, with lingering floral notes and no obvious tannins. There's an elegant, pinot-like character to this wine that's quite intriguing." (12/2012)  


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ST 91

2008 Brewer Clifton "Melville" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A lower alcohol (14.5%) Pinot Noir from Melville's clay, loamy and decomposed limestone soils, the 2008, for the first time, was aged completely in neutral oak. It exhibits beautiful strawberry, black cherry and raspberry fruit intermixed with notes of damp earth, truffles, and an attractive compost/animal-like character. With outstanding ripeness, medium to full body and excellent purity, it can be enjoyed over the next 7-8 years. (RP)" (11/2013)94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Wild, explosive aromas of raspberry, fresh flowers, smoky minerals and Asian spices. High-pitched and sappy, w ...Read More » 


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RP 94 ST 94

2008 Rhys "Family Farm Vineyard" San Mateo County Pinot Noir (Previously $100)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "*Outstanding* An attractively layered and fresh ripe red berry fruit and overtly floral nose offers excellent complexity that continues onto the rich but elegantly rendered medium-bodied flavors that possess a seductive texture and perfect balance on the lingering finish. This should age extremely well as everything is in perfect proportion...That the wines are of very high quality is evident but what is wonderfully refreshing is that the wines are also unique and original. Simply put, they are unlike any other pinots being crafted in California today. ...Read More » 


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2008 Belle Glos "Las Alturas" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

The Las Alturas Vineyard, in the Santa Lucia Highlands, is a high elevation bench (1,200 feet) that, while very cool, gets loads of sunshine. This combination, along with the Gloria sandly loam soils, producers thicker-skinned grapes on low-yielding vines, amounting to exceptional deep and concentrated wines. The Las Alturas has more earthy notes than its other Belle Glos counterparts, with tangy black cherry and plum fruit and ample sweet spice. 


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2008 Chasseur "Joyce Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. High-pitched red berries and flowers on the nose, with complicating notes of star anise and rhubarb. Tangy, finely etched red fruit flavors are given a firm edge by bitter cherry pit and pick up an exotic candied floral quality with air. Impressively precise and light on its feet, but at the same time very concentrated. A deeper note of blackberry arrives on the long, sappy, focused finish. This could be enjoyed now with a couple hours of aeration." (6/2010)92 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Two stars. The most sophisticated, refined member of the Chasseur brigade, this handsomel ...Read More » 


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2008 Kenneth Volk San Benito County Cabernet Pfeffer

Cabernet Pfeffer is one of the grape varieties that was brought nearly to extinction by the ravages of the Phylloxera louse in France in the late 1800s. Plantings of this variety still exist in old vine plantings in San Benito County. Pfeffer is German for "pepper" and the wines produced from this grape have distinctive spice aromas of crushed peppercorns. This wine is a great complement to grilled and barbequed foods as well as aged cheeses. 


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2008 Brewer-Clifton "Sea Smoke Vineyard" Sta Rita Hills Chardonnay

91+ points Robert Parker: "The 2008 Chardonnay Sea Smoke (14.8% alcohol) has a medium golden color, and an expressive nose of lemon blossoms, nectarines, and orange marmalade. It hits the palate with extraordinarily bright white currant and quince notes. Its acid profile is similar to some of the naked Diatom Chardonnays. Expressive, but still tightly coiled in the mouth, this wine will age nicely for a decade or more as well." (08/10) Brewer-Clifton is fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the rare chardonnay from this prestigious vineyard tha... Read More » 


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RP 91

2008 Dehlinger "Goldridge" Russian River Valley Syrah

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright purple. Highly expressive aromas of black raspberry, candied violet, incense and black pepper, with a hint of five-spice powder in the background. Deep, savory and precise, with spicy dark berry flavors that stain the palate and gain flesh with air. Quite Old World in style, finishing with intense spiciness and a late jolt of bitter chocolate. This is balanced to age." (6/2011)90 points Wine Spectator: "Very approachable, smooth and polished, with a subtle mix of spice, mineral, dark berry, plum and cedar flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, ending with nuances of spiced gin ...Read More » 


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ST 91 WS 90


2008 Brewer-Clifton "Mount Carmel" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated red. Heady red fruits and spices on the nose, with suggestions of potpourri and sandalwood in the background. Silky, seamless and very sweet, offering deep raspberry and cherry flavors and a hint of cinnamon. Very suave and alluring, with excellent finishing clarity and sappy persistence." (Nov/Dec, 2010). 92+ points Robert Parker: "The 2008 Pinot Noir Mount Carmel (14.8%) exhibits plenty of black cherry and strawberry notes with hints of lead pencil shavings, Chinese black tea, and earth.... Read More » 


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2008 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Gregariously fruity with highlights of raspberries and cranberries intermixed with its main themes of fresh, juicy cherries, this one may arguably be criticized for being just a touch on the simple, side but no one will find it lacking in depth. It is so young that it cannot only get better with time in bottle, but we admit that its no-holds-barred richness and accessible style makes near-term resistance next to impossible." (6/2010)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Vibrant aromas of raspberry, spicecake and white pepper, with building florality. Sappy and sweet, with palate-car ...Read More » 


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2008 Marcassin "Three Sisters Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Marcassin "Three Sisters Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (97RP, 93WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Like the 2007, the 2008 Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard reveals a greenish hue to its straw color. The wine is slightly more intense and powerful in the mouth with a profound depth of flavor and notes of white currants, unbuttered popcorn, hazelnuts and citrus blossom as well as a distinctive floral component and minerality. This compelling Chardonnay can be drunk over the next 10-15+ years." (02/2011) 

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RP 97 WS 93

2008 Caraccioli Cellars Santa Lucia Highlands Brut

Sparkling wine from the Santa Lucia Highlands? Yes! This small, family-run winery was established in 2006, and this is their current release brut.The sparkling wine team is run by Michel Salgues, former head winemaker for Roederer Esate. A 60/40 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 


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2008 Kosta Browne "Gap's Crown Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Vying for top honors among Kosta Browne's vineyard-designate Pinot Noirs from 2008, the deep, optimally ripened Gap's Crown Vineyard bottling is noteworthy for both its richness and real layering. It is wonderfully supple with the velvety feel found only in the best varietal offerings, and, while never lacking in muscle and size, it shows amazing balance and grace. It is long on immediate appeal to be sure, but it will only get better and more complex if allowed to age, and it may not reach it best for five or six years." (10/2010)93 points Wine Spectator: "The other wine I was abl ...Read More » 


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CG 93 WS 93

2008 Kosta Browne "Garys' Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

94 points Wine Spectator: "Pure, ripe, intense and vibrant, with vivid blackberry and spice notes. Shows lively acidity, too. Kosta Browne non-blind vertical (March 2011). Drink now through 2020. 422 cases made. (Web-2012)"93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Complex nose blends musky black raspberry, smoky minerality, mocha, rose and wild herbs. Sweet and expansive in the mouth, with enticing floral lift to the dark berry compote and spice flavors. This very young wine conveys a strong impression of ripe fruit and really stains the palate on the long, juicy finish." (5/2010)  


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WS 94 ST 93

2008 Linne Calodo "Problem Child" Paso Robles Zinfandel

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The elegant, dense ruby/purple-tinged 2008 Problem Child (70% Zinfandel, 17% Syrah, and the rest Mourvedre) is an elegant, almost Burgundian take on Rhone Ranger winemaking. In a graceful, more restrained style, with delicious flavors of forest floor, briary fruit, and blacker cherries and earth, the wine is medium-bodied, has good freshness and vibrancy, and a nice, attractive finish." (8/2010) K&L Notes: From Robert Parker: "Matt Trevisan is one of Paso Robles’ up-and-coming stars. He’s doing everything right, and it’s good to see him planting a new estate vineyard... Read More » 


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RP 90

2008 Kistler "McCrea Vineyard" Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard reveals copious aromas of white peaches, crushed rocks, nectarines and citrus blossoms in a grand cru Chablis-like style. Drink this beauty over the next 7-8 years." (2/2011)92 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh apple and spicy floral scents are elegant and delicate in this medium- to full-bodied white, which is impressive for its fresh, snappy fruit vitality." (7/2011)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow-gold. White peach, melon and honey on the nose, with a floral nuance that gains strength with air. Round and juicy, offering open-knit honeydew and pit fruit flavors and ...Read More » 


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2008 Carlisle Yorkville Highlands Petite Sirah

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky purple. Blackberry, blueberry, licorice and smoky herbs on the nose. Juicy, sweet and penetrating, with good depth to its dark fruit flavors and a touch of licorice coming up with air. Broad and weighty but also fine and detailed. Hints at serious ripeness, but also possesses good energy. This is a surprisingly lithe rendition of this variety, which leaves me cold more often than not. These grapes were harvested very late, on October 22, according to Officer." (6/2010)  


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ST 90

2008 Far Niente "Dolce" Napa Valley Dessert Wine (375ml)

A combination of late harvest Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc from the foggy town of Coombsville, east of Napa, Dolce is Napa's ultimate Sauternes-style dessert wine, with its earthy, botrytis underpinning and joyful acidity. Wonderfully food-friendly, this will pair well with foie gras, poached figs, cheeses, chocolate or creme brulee. Or cellar and watch the wine evolve. Praise from Wine Review Online: "A rare example of a domestically-produced Sauternes style wine. At once delicate and decadent, this beautifully balanced dessert wine will make a great f... Read More » 


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2008 Melville "Estate-Verna's" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

The new Verna's Estate Pinot Noir is a perfect example of the frugal drinkability Melville has to offer. From the get-go the nose tells you that you are going to be in for a wildly delicious ride. Strawberry, lavender, Rainier cherry are all presented on a crisp, vibrant frame. The lightweight nature here is nothing to fear, remember this is Pinot and Greg Brewer, more prominently know for his work with Brewer-Clifton and Diatom, makes some of the most feminine, and yet flavor-packed Pinots in California. Using 12% new French oak and 33% whole cluster fe... Read More » 


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2008 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (99RP, 95JS, 94WS, 93ST, 92WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. (RP)" (12/2010) 

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2008 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 1)


End Date: Apr 21 2015 10:00AM PT


2008 Far Niente Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Shows the elegance and pedigree that this estate vineyard, in the heart of the Oakville bench, always shows. The tannins are sweet and ripe, and the wine brims with luscious blackberry, cassis and mocha flavors, accented with new oak that’s flashy, yet perfectly in keeping with the wine’s volume. Should slowly mature over the years." (6/2011)92 points James Suckling: "A full-bodied red with lots of character, from spices such as cinnamon to grilled nuts. Plus plenty of fruit. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long rich finish." (6/2011)92 points Wine & Spirits: "It takes a day of air for this wine to fi ...Read More » 


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2008 Opus One Napa Valley Propritary Red

95 points Antonio Galloni: "Mocha, espresso, rosemary, lavender, plums and licorice emerge from the 2008 Opus One. Tasted from magnum, the 2008 is beautifully expressive. The firm tannins need more time to soften, but there is a lot to like in the 2008. Today the 2008 is showing beautifully. In magnum, the 2008 can be enjoyed today or cellared up to another 20 years or so. If opened young, the 2008 needs a few hours of air to soften. The bright, floral, spiced finish suggests a long life ahead. Magnum." (11/2013)94 points James Suckling: "Fabulous roses, currants and dark berries on the nose that go to curran ...Read More » 


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2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia is a towering, statuesque wine bursting with blackberry jam, tar, spices, leather and licorice. It shows fabulous depth and richness backed up by serious, imposing tannins that suggest it has a long life. Ideally, the 2008 should be purchased by those who can be patient; it is not a wine for those seeking immediate gratification. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec." (12/2011)95 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Once again, Insignia takes it accustomed place near the very head of the class, and, as usual, it is one of the mo ...Read More » 


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2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (97AG, 95CG, 95JS, 94WS, 93RP, 93ST, 93WE). Antonio Galloni: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia is a towering, statuesque wine bursting with blackberry jam, tar, spices, leather and licorice. It shows fabulous depth and richness backed up by serious, imposing tannins that suggest it has a long life. Ideally, the 2008 should be purchased by those who can be patient; it is not a wine for those seeking immediate gratification. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec. " (12/2011) 

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2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: Apr 24 2015 10:00AM PT


2008 Belle Glos "Taylor Lane Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

90 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe plum and cherry pie aromas fold over onto the palate, giving this a rich, fleshy, full-bodied mouthfeel. A dash of red and black licorice chimes in before this firms on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 760 cases made." (09/10) At less than six miles from the Pacific Ocean and subject to sometimes ruthless fog and winds, the Taylor Lane Vineyard can make growing grapes an act of faith. To achieve full maturity at this coastal site, this estate paired the early-ripening Dijon clones with an adapted traditional Italian tr... Read More » 


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WS 90

2008 Joseph Swan "Mancini Ranch" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Pungent cherry and dark berries, pipe tobacco, flowers and underbrush on the nose. Creamy cherry and cassis flavors are lifted by zesty minerality and show very good focus. Becomes richer on the finish, which leaves cherry compote and spicecake notes behind." (5/2013)  


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ST 91

2008 Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

91 points Robert Parker: "The 2008 Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills has loads of lemon, honeysuckle, and citrus blossoms, yet for such a full-flavored Chardonnay, it is stunningly elegant, fresh, and crystalline. A light straw-colored, powerful wine (14.6% alcohol), it should be drunk over the next 3-5 years. " (08/10) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 09: "Vivid yellow-gold. Pungent aromas of orange, marzipan and sweet butter. Musky, gently sweet and fresh in the mouth, with citrus and orchard fruit and crushed stone flavors join... Read More » 


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RP 91 ST 90

2008 Peter Michael "Les Pavots" Knights Valley Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Peter Michael "Les Pavots" Knights Valley Bordeaux Blend (98WS, 97JS, 95RP, 94ST). Wine Spectator: "**Top 100 Wines of 2011** Presents a dazzling array of flavors, along with focus, style and authenticity. Dark, dense and spicy, with dark berry, mineral, cedar,sage, roasted caraway and tobacco flavors, this is full-blown yet graceful and detailed, with a tremendous finish that reverberates with the joys of ripe, stylish Cabernet...drink now through 2024." (02/2011) 

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2008 Peter Michael "Les Pavots" Knights Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 3)


End Date: Apr 23 2015 4:30PM PT


2008 Sojourn Cellars Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

93 points in the Pinot Report: "Medium ruby color; somewhat tight on the nose with earthy, spicy aromas; deep and rich cherry flavors as wine opens up with spice and earthy notes; very silky texture, nice sweet oak notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Full of potential, this is a Pinot that shows well now with air but really needs some time to develop. Patience...." (01/10) According to Robert Parker: "The moderate ruby-colored 2008 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast reveals lush, rich, plum, and black cherry aromas and flavors with hints of roasted her... Read More » 


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2008 Newton "Unfiltered" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals more creme de cassis and black currant characteristics along with good acidity, sweet tannin and a Bordeaux Right Bank aromatic and flavor profile. Soft, round and less structured than the vintages of 20 years ago, it should drink nicely for 10-15 years." (12/2010) Wine Enthusiast: "A soft, fleshy wine to drink now. It has a fancy mouthfeel, with a firm hit of tannins and acidity, and lush flavors of blackberries, cherries, cola and spices." (11/2011) K&L Notes: A step up in quality from the Red Label, the Unfiltered Cabernet is a much more cellar-wor... Read More » 


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RP 91

2008 Continuum Oakville Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Continuum Oakville Bordeaux Blend (96RP, 96WS, 95AG, 95ST, 93JS, 91WE). Wine Spectator: "**Top 100 Wines of 2011** A remarkable effort, offering riveting, expressive aromas of mocha, currant, mineral, herb, black licorice, tar and pebble, this is intense, structured, balanced, nuanced and firm, finishing with a gutsy richness and sophistication. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Best from 2013 through 2023. " (07/2011) 

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2008 Continuum Oakville Bordeaux Blend (qty: 2)


End Date: Apr 24 2015 11:30AM PT


2008 Brewer-Clifton "Mt. Carmel Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

94 points Robert Parker: "The power and honeyed notes of the 2008 Chardonnay Mount Carmel are dramatic. This plush, up-front style of Chardonnay from Brewer and Clifton often reminds me of a California version of a Batard-Montrachet. The wine is light gold in color, with notes of honeyed nuts intermixed with crushed rock, lemon butter, orange rind, and pear. Broad, savory, rich, and showy, this wine tips the scales at 14% natural alcohol." (08/10) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow. A complex, expressive bouquet evokes f... Read More » 


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RP 94 ST 92

2008 Kapcsandy Family "Grand Vin - State Lane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008 Kapcsandy Family "Grand Vin - State Lane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (100RP, 94JS, 94ST, 93WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another perfect wine (identical to the 2007) is the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard. Composed of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot (430 cases produced), this is an exquisite wine of great precision and profound concentration and complexity. It possesses an inky/purple color in addition to an ethereal nose of cassis, chocolate, burning embers, espresso and forest floor. Sweet tannins, a multidimensional mouthfeel, full-bodied power and good structure as well as freshness make for a prodigious example of wine that will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring, but will keep for 25-30 years. This is an awesome effort, particularly after what the Kapcsandy family achieved in 2007. As I have written many times over the last several years, the Kapcsandy estate, w 

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2008 Kapcsandy Family "Grand Vin - State Lane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 2)


End Date: Apr 19 2015 4:30PM PT


2007-2009 Roar "Pisoni Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
Bid on this 3-bottle vertical lot of 2007-2009 Roar "Pisoni Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir, including 1-bottle of 2007 Roar "Pisoni Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (94RP, 94WE, 91WS), 1-bottle of 2008 Roar "Pisoni Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (96RP, 94WS, 92CG, 92WE, 90W&S), and 1-bottle of 2009 Roar "Pisoni Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (94RP). Of the 2008 Roar "Pisoni Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "Equally prodigious is the 2008 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard. Like all of these wines, there is a seamless integration of acidity, wood, and tannin, all of it present in subtle and measured dosages. The sweetness of the plum, meaty, black currant fruit intermixed with cherries, boysenberry, forest floor, and floral notes is nothing short of awesome. Deep, concentrated, round, and generous, this wine has a terrific personality and is one of the best examples one can find of how much progress Ca 

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2007 Roar "Pisoni Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2008 Roar "Pisoni Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (qty: 1)
2009 Roar "Pisoni Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (qty: 1)


End Date: Apr 22 2015 9:30AM PT


2008 Williams Selyem "Westside Road Neighbors" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated red. Captivating aromas of cherry-cola, pepper, Indian spices, cocoa powder and sandalwood. Then intense, spicy and penetrating in the mouth, with vibrant raspberry and wild strawberry flavors dominating. Finishes pungent, spicy and long, with a palate-staining whiplash of flavor. This calls for another five years of aging." (6/2010)91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Generally among our favorite Williams Selyem Pinots, the Westside Road Neighbors bottling is, in this outing, a deep but slightly hidden wine. Keen and concentrated and a bit firmer in balance, it is at once well-stu ...Read More » 


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2008 Bryant Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon New!
2008 Bryant Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points Wine Spectator: "Deep, rich and expressive, with a broad range of complex flavors, extending from fleshy currant to dark berry, mineral, cedar, mocha and espresso. Full-bodied, ending with a pleasant lift to all the flavors, giving this a supple, gracious aftertaste. Drink now through 2026." (11/2011)94 points James Suckling: "This has lots of spices, dark fruits, and hints of coffee. Full-bodied, with firm tannins. Wonderful purity of fruit and flowers. This has it all there." (6/2011)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (794 cases) shows more chocolate, roasted espresso, blueberry and blackberry characteri ...Read More » 


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2008 Joseph Phelps "Backus" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus is a beautifully delineated wine endowed with tons of personality and sheer class. The wine comes alive in the glass, with crushed rose petals, dark raspberry jam, licorice and spices. There is an exotic element to the fruit that is highly appealing. Today the tannins are quite firm, suggesting the wine needs at least a few more years in the cellar. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2038. (AG)" (12/2011)94 points Wine Spectator: "Firm and intense, this is beautifully structured, with a tight, vivid core of mineral-laced raspberry, black cherry, anise and ...Read More » 


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2008 Williams-Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Bright and fresh, this wine gives a weightless impression, like rose petals floating on rainwater. There's substance in the tannic structure underneath, with an earthiness and acidity-somewhere between pine and lemon-to keep the tannin fresh. The texture incorporates both the delicate fruit and the earthy tannin, needing cellar time to bring the two into greater harmony." (4/2011)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Pure, fresh aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, licorice and cola: classic RRV pinot. Juicy, sweet and penetrating, with a medicinal reserve to its dark berry and cola f ...Read More » 


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W&S 92 ST 91

2008 Foxen "Toasted Rope" Santa Ynez Syrah

90 points Wine Spectator: "Complex, firm and spicy, with ripe plum, cedar, tobacco, sage and mineral flavors folding together. Full-bodied, with the sum being greater than the parts. Drink now through 2020. 430 cases made." (12/10) 89 points Robert Parker: "A blend of 84% Syrah and 16% Viognier, the 2008 Syrah Toasted Rope exhibits a medium ruby color (more like Grenache than Syrah) as well as a big, sweet bouquet of honeysuckle, tropical flora, and candied cherry and black currant-like fruit. This silky textured, opulent, lush, medium to full-bodied, c... Read More » 


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WS 90 RP 89

2008 Saxum "James Berry Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Saxum "James Berry Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend (98RP, 97WS, 95ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 James Berry Vineyard (52% Grenache, 31% Mourvedre, and 17% Syrah) saw some of its Grenache aged in the concrete eggs that are now catching on among some of the top producers on California’s Central Coast. With strong minerality from the limestone soil, this exuberant, fleshy, full-bodied wine is already drinking well. (I believe it was actually bottled just a day or two before my visit, which makes its performance that much more remarkable.) Dense purple, with sweet notes of barbecue smoke and meats as well as roasted herbs, extravagant black cherry, black currant, and blackberry fruit are all present in this wine, but there is plenty of underlying structure that comes from both the minerality and the Mourvedre component. Pure, full-bodied, but again, impressively elegant and nuanced, this is a tour de force and another prodigious example of this 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Saxum "James Berry Vineyard" Paso Robles Rhône Blend (qty: 1)


End Date: Apr 26 2015 9:30AM PT

Current Bid: $145.00
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RP 98 WS 97 ST 95

2008 Turley "Moore-Earthquake Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel New!
2008 Turley "Moore-Earthquake Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel

(95-97) points from Robert Parker: "A classic Zinfandel emerges from a vineyard in St. Helena, the 2008 Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard. As always, the 2008 is a prodigious effort. Dramatically better than the 2007, 2006, or 2005, it reveals a dense purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of pure black raspberries, creme de cassis, licorice, roasted herbs, and pepper. Dense, with massive body and flavor concentration yet silky tannin and well-integrated spice, acidity, and alcohol, this wine should drink well for 10-12 years." (Dec. 2009) 


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RP 95 - 97
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2008 Caraccioli Cellars Santa Lucia Highlands Brut Rosé

Sparkling wine from the Santa Lucia Highlands? Yes! This small, family-run winery was established in 2006, and this is their current release rosé. The sparkling wine team is run by Michel Salgues, former head winemaker for Roederer Estate. A 60/40 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 


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2008 Scarecrow "M. Étain" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The inaugural vintage of Scarecrow's "second label" wine, M. Étain comes from a less rigorous selection of fruit hand-picked from the J.J. Cohn Estate in Rutherford. The wine is cleverly named after the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz, "Étain" being French for "Tin." Pretty cherry, raspberry and plum fruit notes on the nose and palate are deftly interwoven with cookie spices, cigar box, coffee, licorice, chocolate and vanilla bean. Silky tannins make this approachable now. 


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