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2011 St. Clement "Oroppas" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (Elsewhere $50) Top Pick!
2011 St. Clement "Oroppas" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (Elsewhere $50)

94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Oroppas brings together a gorgeous combination of silkiness and power. Mocha, espresso, plum and smoke inform a textured, expressive Cabernet long on personality. The 2011 emerges from a number of parcels, but most of the fruit is from Paras on Mt. Veeder. This is an especially luscious, inviting wine from St. Clement and former winemaker Danielle Cyrot. (AG)" (11/2013)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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AG 94

2010 Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2010 Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This classic Napa Cabernet (with a splash of Petit Verdot) is elegant, streamlined and absolutely lovely to drink now. It’s dry and balanced in acidity and tannins, and has rich layers of cassis, mocha, plums and toast." (2/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The deep ruby/plum/purple-tinged 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa offers notes of cassis, blueberries, graphite and toasty vanillin. A nicely proportioned, medium to full-bodied, seriously endowed, elegant, restrained wine with admirable purity, it can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years. (RP)" (10/2013) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Aromas of ...Read More » 


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WE 91 RP 90

2005 Heitz Cellar "Trailside" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Wine Spectator: "This fine new release, with some bottle age, shows signs of subtle maturity. Aromas of mocha, cedar, dried currant and spice box follow through to a full body, This is well-built, with fine balance and good length. Drink now through 2019. 2,260 cases made. (Web-2011)" K&L Notes: In the early 1980s, the Heitz Family acquired a marvelous Rutherford vineyard bordered on one side by the Silverado Trail and nudged on the other by the Conn Creek. Thus the Trailside Vineyard was born. Aged for three-and-a-half years in a combination of American and French Limousin oak, the ... Read More » 


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WS 90

2012 Textbook "Mise en Place" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Textbook "Mise en Place" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The inky/purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mise en Place comes from the rocky east side of Oakville, and spent 24 months in French oak. Playing it closer to the vest than its siblings, with coaxing, it reveals some extraordinarily ripe, rich blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with hints of charcoal, scorched earth and wet rocks. It has tremendous upside potential, but at present it is the least flattering of the Textbook Cabernets. Full-bodied and powerful, it should turn out to be a beauty, but buyers should plan on deferring their gratifica ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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RP 95 CG 91

2012 Robert Craig "Affinity" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Robert Craig is still one of the most consistent wineries in terms of quality and keeping pricing within realistic levels, not something frequently seen in Napa Valley. The least expensive wine is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity, the estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the foothills just south of Stag’s Leap blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. An absolutely stunning value in Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, the wine has an inky/purple color, a big sweet kiss of créme de cassis, spice box, mocha and assorted black ...Read More » 


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RP 92 AG 91

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

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Faust is designed as a second wine so that only the top lots end up in the Quintessa. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, sweet crème de cassis fruit, chocolate, licorice and underbrush characteristics in a delicious, fruit-forward, open-knit style. Enjoy it over the next decade or more." (10/2014) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, full medium ruby. Brooding aromas of cassis and black cherry show a medicinal cast. Tightly wound and a bit peppery, but with a fine-grained texture to its flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate and espresso bean. The ...Read More » 


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RP 90

2012 Chappellet "Signature" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature is fabulous. Dark red cherries, plums, smoke, savory herbs and wild flowers race across the palate in a bright, aromatically lifted Cabernet Sauvignon endowed with gorgeous precision and nuance. Distinctly ferrous and savory notes add nuance to the radiant, generous 2012 fruit. Dollops of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec round out the blend. The Cabernet Sauvignon is partly made from purchased fruit. It is also one of the very best wines readers will find in its price range. (Antonio Galloni)" (12/2014)93 points Wine Spectator: "A classy and cla ...Read More » 


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2012 Frank Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is a much more friendly, supple, fruit-forward style of wine with loads of créme de cassis, plum, licorice and spice. This opulent, full-bodied wine is certainly going to be a big hit with consumers. It is broad, savory and pretty much everything one wants in a delicious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Bring on the grilled meats! This wine should drink well for 10-15 years. (RP)" (10/2014) Antonio Galloni: "Dark red cherries, plums, spices, mocha and new leather are all laced together in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. Attractive floral and spice note ...Read More » 


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RP 92

2012 Shafer "One Point Five" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Shafer "One Point Five" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon One Pint Five is a big-time winner, a blend of almost all Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Malbec and Petit Verdot. The wine has an opaque bluish/purple color, almost indigo, and is full-bodied with dense chocolaty crème de cassis notes, licorice and a touch of minerality. The wine has well-integrated wood, is full and seems balanced and rich enough to age for two decades or more. Year in year out, this is one of the superstar wineries, not only in Napa Valley and all of California, but in the entire world. (RP)" (10/2014)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Cr ...Read More » 


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2012 Pine Ridge Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Pine Ridge Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012s barrel samples I tasted include the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, an inky/purple-colored wine with loads of flowery black currant fruit, sweet tannins and a slightly more generous, fleshier, fatter mid-palate and finish than the 2010's. It will last 15+ years. (RP)" (10/2013) K&L Notes: Founded in 1978, this Stags Leap District-based winery now farms vineyards in sub-appellations throughout the Valley. Year after year, the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic bottling. Winery's tasting note: "Swirling with layered aromas of fresh red raspberry, black... Read More » 


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RP 90 - 92

2010 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2010 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Wine Spectator: "Shows a good touch of bottle age and a notably oaky presence, marked by dill, vanilla bean and coconut notes wrapped around a rich, authoritative, full-bodied core of loamy earth, dark berry, licorice and espresso. Drink now through 2028." (4/2015) K&L Notes: The 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. As always the wine goes to 100% new American oak barrels for aging. From the winery: "Our 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a seamless wine that expresses bright, fresh fruit char... Read More » 


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WS 92

2012 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Proprietary Red

93 points James Suckling: "This is a savory and balanced second wine with plums, berries and spices such as cloves and pepper. Full-bodied and velvety with bright acidity underneath and a flavorful finish. They say they used a little press wine in this and it gives a lift to the wine. Lots of currants and hints of pepper. Traditional. 74% cabernet sauvignon, 5% cabernet franc, 6% merlot, 4% malbec and 12% petit verdot. Drink or hold. Released now." (4/2015) 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Araujo’s second wine, the 2012 Proprietary Red Altagracia exhibits beautiful blueberry, black raspberry and cassis fruit which ...Read More » 


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JS 93 RP 91 - 93

2012 Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(includes 7% merlot, 5% malbec and 3% petit verdot; aged in 55% new oak): Bright purple. Intense, smoke-accented aromas of cherry and blackcurrant, with Indian spice and floral notes adding complexity. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering energetic dark fruit flavors and a hint of chewing tobacco. Closes tangy and long, with slow-building tannins and very good focus." (6/2014)92 points Antonio Galloni: "One of the great values in Napa Valley, David Ramey's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is fabulous. The flavors are bold, intense and creamy, with silky tannins, voluptuous energy and to ...Read More » 


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2010 Keenan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $48.00)

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Tarry and austere on the surface, this is packed with purple berry fruit and purple plum richness. Dusty tannins keep the fruit’s generosity in check, finishing tight and coal-black. Built to cellar, this wine’s earthiness will develop complexity with age." (6/2014)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is laced with an exciting melange of black cherries, incense, tobacco, mocha, graphite and dried flowers. Deceptively medium in body, the 2010 possesses gorgeous aromatics and tons of pure nuance, all in an understated style I find highly appealing. Today, the wine i ...Read More » 


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2012 Lewis Cellars "Mason's" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Subtlety may not be its strong suit, and there is no question but that this bottling flirts with excess, but it is so deep, so rich and so solidly fruited that its exuberant ripeness and back-palate heat are easily forgiven as mere misdemeanors. Make no mistake, this is a big wine of great amplitude and substance, as those of its maker tend to be, and, yet for all of its largesse, it is fairly tight and well-structured and never gives in to glyceriny fatness. It is sufficiently tough as to warn off drinking anytime soon, and it is best laid away for six ...Read More » 


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CG 91 WS 91

2012 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "Artemis" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Already bottled, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is similar to its siblings. It offers delicious blackcurrant fruit, not as much complexity as the Fay or S.L.V., but an attractive meaty, rich blackcurrant fruitiness, well-integrated wood, and hints of spice and oak. Fleshy and medium-bodied but also made in the elegant style sought by this winery, it should drink well for 10-15 years. (RP)" (10/2014) Antonio Galloni: "Crushed flowers, sweet red berries, mint and spices are all laced together in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis. Soft and silky throughout, the Artemis ...Read More » 


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RP 90

2012 Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon with the Paul Hobbs moniker is pretty serious wine that could easily win many a tasting. Dense purple in color, with notes of blackcurrants, blackberry, charcoal and incense, the wine is full-bodied, opulent and a big-time winner. This is a stunner that’s drinking well already and yet promises to age well for 15-20 years." (10/2014)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon jumps from the glass with dark red plum, raspberry, spice and new leather. This succulent, mid-weight wine is an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few ye ...Read More » 


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RP 93 ST 92

Cain "Cuvée NV10" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

92 points James Suckling: "This has a cool, mineral character to it with blueberries and dark chocolate. Full body with fine tannins and savory undertones....From 2010 and 2009." (5/2014) K&L Notes: The 10th bottling of Cain's non-vintage wine is 51% from 2010 and 49% from 2009. It is comprised of 48% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot from the Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville, Spring Mountain, and Los Carneros districts. It is an energetic wine with a food-friendly profile which is never burdensome so it always begs another sip. 


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JS 92

2012 Pahlmeyer "Jayson" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Pahlmeyer "Jayson" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Wine Spectator: "Rich, with tiers of explosive dark berry, plum, blueberry and melted black licorice flavors. This is tight and focused, maintaining a laser beam of flavor that pushes past the gripping tannins. Best from 2015 through 2025." (11/2014)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* A substantial, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the producer’s own vineyard, as well as others like Stagecoach, this wine is juicy in black cherry, blackberry and plum, and exceptionally silky and smooth on the palate. High-toned on the finish, with a compelling minerality that is allowed to shine via a well-ma ...Read More » 


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WS 92 WE 91

2012 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "Fay" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Fay Estate Grown possesses a complex bouquet of raspberries, blueberries, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers, abundant richness, and a medium to full-bodied, graceful mouthfeel with everything in perfect harmony. It exhibits gorgeous fruit, a complex personality, full body and terrific elegance and finesse. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035." (10/2013)95 points Wine Enthusiast: "From the vineyard that helped propel the appellation’s reputation into the stratosphere, this wine delivers both in terms of its historical significance, but also in present-day ...Read More » 


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RP 93 - 96 WE 95

2012 Round Pond "Estate" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford shows a black cherry and kirsch-like component often seen in top Rutherford Cabernets, with an almost Margaux-like delicacy and a dense ruby/purple color. It has a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet tannins, beautiful purity and texture and incremental richness that builds gently and graciously. This is a gorgeous 2012 to drink over the next 10-15 years." (10/2014)92 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers a pure, bright, supple core of wild berry, raspberry and blackberry that is intense, focused, dense and persistent. The flavors cascade on t ...Read More » 


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2012 Oberon Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Sourced from all over the Napa Valley, this wine blends 87% Cabernet Sauvignon with 1% Syrah and other unnamed red varieties. The effort works, resulting in a glass of concentrated red cherry, herb and spice, the tannins tight yet approachable enough for the wine to remain juicy." (3/2015) K&L Notes: Oberon sourced grapes for their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon bottling from select vineyards across the Napa Valley and within Napa County. Fruit from both volcanic hillside sites and alluvial valley sites in Rutherford, Oak Knoll, and Oberon's estate Oso Vineyard in the north... Read More » 


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WE 90

2012 Ramey Napa Valley Claret

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid ruby. Expressive aromas of dark berry preserves, candied flowers, pipe tobacco and white pepper. Fleshy and open-knit, offering sweet blackcurrant and cherry compote flavors lifted and sharpened by juicy acidity. Supple tannins build slowly on the finish, which repeats the berry and tobacco notes." (6/2014) Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Claret is a fabulous wine for the money. Bright red fruit, iron, smoke, spices and dried flowers lift from the glass in a vibrant, perfumed Cabernet Sauvignon-based red long on personality. Expressive floral and spice notes add lift on ...Read More » 


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ST 90

2012 Lail Vineyards "Blueprint" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As for the red wines, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Blueprint, which comes from four sources spread from Southern Napa Valley in Coombsville to the largest source-a vineyard in Calistoga-is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot aged 17 months in about one-half new French oak. Dense ruby/purple, it has the dramatic ostentatious and flamboyant style of 2012 imprinted all over it. Terrific cassis fruit, a hint of blueberry, licorice, tar, and camphor all are present in this full-bodied opulent, sexy and sensual wine. Drink it over t ...Read More » 


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2012 Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "* Best Buy on the Market - Remains one of our favorites and still has few peers at the price * Serious Cabernet at the forty-dollar price point has become a fairly rare commodity these days, but this one delivers the goods, and its combination of fruity depth, very careful proportion and a genuinely complex varietal voice is one that earns it high praise indeed. It is supple and fleshy with a fine sense of solidity, and yet it is always trim and well-balanced, and all of its many parts mesh seamlessly together. Its polish is such that it will almost cer ...Read More » 


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CG 91

2011 Smith-Madrone Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Wine & Spirits: "Stu and Charles Smith planted 20 acres of vines in 1972. Given the remoteness of their site, on steep slopes rising to 2,000 feet, they decided to plant without rootstock. Nearly two acres of the original cabernet vines still survive, now part of a 34-acre, dry-farmed vineyard producing riesling, chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon. This wine, ripened above the fog line, feels untroubled by the cool, late 2011 harvest. In fact, it feels saturated with brisk Pacific air, with deep flavors of black currants and the spicy scent of the redwood forest that surr ...Read More » 


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W&S 93

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

88-90 points Antonio Galloni: "Hall's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is laced with attractive plum, mocha, licorice, spices and menthol notes. This juicy, highly expressive Cabernet Sauvignon is shaping up beautifully. It should drink well pretty much upon release. (Antonio Galloni)" (11/2013) K&L Notes: Hall sources select fruit from across Napa Valley for their entry-level Cabernet Sauvignon bottling, and the result is a very substantial and harmonious wine. Fruit from Hall's organically farmed estate vineyards is featured prominently, as well as fruit from partner growers' hillside sites. 


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AG 88 - 90

2012 Arietta "Quartet" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

93 points Antonio Galloni: "A soft, sensual wine, the 2012 Quartet is a great introduction to the Arietta wines in this vintage. Silky tannins and soft contours give the 2012 tons of early appeal. Dark red stone fruits, spices, licorice and mint are some of the many notes that meld into the finish in this strikingly beautiful Bordeaux blend. This is the finest and most complete set of wines I can remember tasting from Arietta. Proprietor Fritz Hatton and winemaker Andy Erickson seem to have reached a new level of quality with the 2012s and 2013s, both of which are brilliant. This ...Read More » 


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2012 Philip Togni "Tanbark Hill" Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Tanbark Hill is a great introduction to the vintage and the Togni house style. Succulent and expressive in the glass, the 2012 is laced with red cherry pit, plum, spice, leather and mint. The pliant, expressive finish is pure 2012. Readers who want to experience a Togni wine at an entry-level price will find much to admire in this outstanding effort. This is one of the best Tanbark Hills I can remember tasting. (Antonio Galloni)" (12/2014) K&L Notes: The much anticipated 2012 vintage is right around the corner. The wines from Philip Togni ... Read More » 


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AG 92

2011 Dominus "Napanook" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

91 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2011 Napanook is deep, rich and intense for the year. Plums, mocha, spices, licorice all flesh out in an inviting wine to drink now and over the next few years. The 2011 has no hard edges or greenness, but the medium-bodied structure suggests it is best enjoyed sooner rather than later. The blend is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc. (AG)" (11/2013)91 points James Suckling: "A tangy, fresh red with green tobacco, light chocolate and cherries. Full to medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. 83% cabernet sauvignon, 9% petit verdot and 8% cabernet ...Read More » 


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AG 91 JS 91

2012 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

89-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red-ruby. At once riper and more medicinal on the nose than the 2011, offering aromas of plum syrup, blueberry and spices. Firm and nicely refined, with an attractive juicy quality to the black fruit and spice flavors. Finishes with rather suave tannins. This cuvee seems to be better than ever, as Bo Barrett has done a good job of leavening the concentrated, black mountain fruit with the softer tannins of cabernet from the valley floor." (5/2014) Antonio Galloni: "A pretty, accessible wine, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a solid choice for drinking now and over the n ...Read More » 


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ST 89 - 90

2011 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

94 points Antonio Galloni: "Savory herbs, menthol, smoke and licorice are some of the aromas that open up in the glass in the 2011 Dominus. This is a relatively immediate, expressive Dominus with plenty of near-term appeal. The style is open and succulent for the year, with lovely balance and poise. Crushed rose petals and dried herbs linger in the close. With time in the glass, the 2011 fleshes out nicely. In 2011 Dominus is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc... As always, I tasted two bottles of each wine; the first was double decanted about 18 hours in ...Read More » 


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2011 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2011 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (94AG, 94W&S, 93JS, 90ST). Wine & Spirits: "Christian Moueix and his team at Dominus have experience with rainy vintages in Bordeaux. They also farm a site that is particularly well adapted to draining excess water. So they produced a remarkable 2011, a late vintage challenged by rain close to harvest. It’s proof that a challenge met can create something sublime—like this floral, red-raspberry-scented vintage of Dominus. It’s a tense chord of flavor incorporating green herb, tobacco, cassis and raspberry in a lasting harmony. The sophisticated structure suggests it will age with grace, while the gentleness of that structure will make it accessible along the way. A great bottle for lamb. " (10/2014) 

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2011 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 2)


End Date: May 6 2015 11:00AM PT


2012 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Pre-Arrival)

96-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An inky/purple color is accompanied by wonderful aromas of smoky black currant and blackberry fruit interwoven with incense, camphor, charcoal and new oak. The wine is deep, multidimensional, full-bodied, rich and opulent with a voluptuous texture. Even as a barrel sample, this stunning effort is irresistible. This deep, prodigious 2012 should be approachable when released and age effortlessly for 25-30 years. The 2012 Insignia (17,500 cases expected to be produced; 14.5% alcohol) is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot and the ...Read More » 


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2012 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "SLV" Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V. Estate Grown is a beauty. A layered, lush, Pomerol-inspired Cabernet Sauvignon, it offers up notes of Christmas fruitcake, forest floor, underbrush, plums and red and blackcurrants. Sweet tannins, a succulent, fleshy mouthfeel, beautiful concentration and texture, and a long finish result in a sumptuous, irresistible mouthful of Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy it now and over the next 10-15 years." (10/2014)91 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon SLV stands out in this range for its precise, chiseled fruit and overall elegance. At the sam ...Read More » 


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RP 92 - 94 AG 91

2004 Heitz Cellar "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Wine Spectator: "Shows hints of maturity, with chocolate mint, cherry and currant flavors that are intense yet elegant, balanced and stylish. Full-bodied, firm and focused, this is complex and concentrated without being heavy, offering the wine's classic style and personality. Drink now through 2018." (10/2009) K&L Notes: A legend in Napa Valley Cabernet, Martha's Vineyard in the Valley's Oakville appellation is now certified organic by CCOF. Heralded as a classic, the 2004 shows pure "Martha's" Cabernet varietal blackberry and black cherry aromas and flavors along with the iconic wi... Read More » 


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WS 93

2012 Flora Springs "Trilogy" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of this estate’s most iconic red wines is their Proprietary Red Trilogy, which was first introduced 30 years ago. The 2012 Proprietary Red Trilogy is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest equal parts Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. An elegant, Bordeaux-styled effort, it reveals notes of red and blackcurrants, cherries and spice box, medium body, a savory, stylish, impeccably well-balanced style, and a Margaux-like fragrance. The 2012 is already supple and velvety, so enjoy it now and over the next 10-15 years. (RP)" (10/2014)  


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RP 90

2005 Heitz Cellar "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Wine Spectator: "Minty bay leaf aromas are pure, with a spicy edge, leading to firm dark berry, mocha, mineral and sage flavors that are tight and well-structured, with firm, ripe tannins that provide an excellent backbone. Much too young now, however tempting. Should only get much better. Best from 2013 through 2022." (11/2011) K&L Notes: Martha's Vineyards has become one of the most well known Cabernets around the world for its unique mintiness, its rich layers of complexity and its remarkable overall balance. The 2005 growing season enjoyed almost perfect weather conditions throug... Read More » 


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WS 93

2011 Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Antonio Galloni: "Mondavi's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville is very pretty, especially within the context of the year. Plums, leather, tobacco, cedar, mint and pine are all bright and nicely focused in the glass. A wine of balance and energy, the 2011 impresses for its energy and sense of harmony. The tannins are a bit firm, but that just serves to support the fruit. Hints of sweet tobacco, savory herbs and cedar linger on the long, nuanced finish. This is a fabulous showing in a very challenging year." (9/2014) K&L Notes: An excellent value for its provenance, this Cabernet Sauvigno... Read More » 


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AG 90

2012 Far Niente Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Far Niente Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A great effort from Far Niente in this truly magnificent vintage, with its similarities to 2002, the Far Niente 2012 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon has a dense purple color, plenty of structure and aging potential, and an impressive inner core of sweet crème de cassis fruit, licorice and background vanilla. This wine is still very much an infant in its evolution, and should keep for 20-30 years. Many 2012s are excessively generous, open-knit and fleshy, but this is holding a lot back. And wow, it is “locked and loaded.” I wouldn’t be surprised to see this w ...Read More » 


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2011 Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Antonio Galloni: "Dark red cherries, wild flowers, mint, savory herbs, mocha and licorice all flesh out in the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain. Deep and beautifully layered, the 2011 stands out for its delineation, energy and pure vibrancy. I very much like the sense of energy here. This is a relatively gentle, suave style for Howell Mountain, but at the same time, there is plenty of early accessibility. The 2011 is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot." (11/2013) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark red. Aromas of cocoa powder, mocha, licorice, violet and tobacco leaf, along with an herbal spearm ...Read More » 


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AG 92

2012 Plumpjack "Estate" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Antonio Galloni: "The full sensuality of 2012 comes through in Plumpjack's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich, layered and sumptuous in the glass, the 2012 is absolutely striking. Espresso, mocha, rose petals and spices wrap around the radiant finish. This is such a gorgeous example of the year and one of the truly great sites in Napa Valley. The Reserve gets most of the attention at Plumpjack, but in the 2012, the straight Cabernet Sauvignon is nearly as stellar. (Antonio Galloni)" (12/2014)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Oakville is from the well-known McWilliam Oakville V ...Read More » 


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AG 94 RP 93

2012 Beringer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, which is a blend from a handful of sites, is outstanding. Racy and pliant, with tons of vintage 2012 resonance, the Cabernet Sauvignon impresses for its overall balance. The flavors are bright, floral and energetic throughout, with lovely palate presence and tons of near-term appeal. (AG)" (12/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Beringer’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa offers plenty of ripe blackcurrant fruit intermixed with notions of licorice, Christmas fruitcake and a touch of oak. It possesses a savory, medium to full-bodied, expansive mouthfeel, so drin ...Read More » 


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AG 91

2011 Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points James Suckling: "A juicy red for the vintage with plum, dark chocolate and hints of vanilla on the nose and palate. Full body, chewy tannins and a medium finish. Well done for 2011. Needs to soften with bottle age: Try in 2015." (5/2014) Connoisseurs Guide: "A full dose of sweet and mildly spicy oak takes a prominent role here and provides this ripe, nominally tannic effort the richness that its somewhat hesitant fruit seems unable to do on its own. The wine is both weighty and yet a little light on central stuffing to win higher marks, but, if not promising great things with age, it does have ...Read More » 


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JS 91

2010 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* If you don’t cellar this Cab, you’ll miss out on what it has to offer. It is a dry, deeply flavored, superbly structured wine, rich in tannins, with brooding depths of flavors ranging from black currants, cassis and licorice to hints of dried herbs and sweet, toasty cedar wood. The alcohol is on the high side, in the modern Napa style, but the wine wears its heat well. Start drinking it after 2018." (12/2013)92 points James Suckling: "A solid, broad-shouldered cabernet with berry, mineral and rosemary character. Full body, chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Muscul ...Read More » 


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2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Lot
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Lot, including 1-bottle of 2010 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (94WE, 92JS, 92ST, 92WS, 90W&S) and 1-bottle of 2010 Ramey "Annum" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (95RP, 92ST, 91CG). Of the 2010 Ramey "Annum" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "The spectacular 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a multi-appellation blend revealing classic Cabernet Sauvignon notes of forest floor, unsmoked cigar tobacco, creme de cassis and vanillin, a dense, full-bodied mouthfeel and a long, heady finish. Consume it over the next 15-20 years. (RP)" (12/2013) 

This lot contains the following items:
2010 Groth "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2010 Ramey "Annum" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: May 10 2015 12:30PM PT


2010 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour" Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2010 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour" Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Freshly cut flowers, mint, spices, licorice and graphite all burst from the glass as the 2010 shows off its personality. While some of Beaulieu's 2010s are ripe and flashy, the Georges de Latour is wonderfully fresh and alive in the glass, not to mention absolutely classic in feel. Graphite, violets and pencil shavings linger on the close. The 2010 has captured every bit of the potential I sensed last year." (11/2013)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The strongest vintage since the 2007 is the 20 ...Read More » 


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2011 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2011 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "* Cellar Selection * Impeccable elegance characterizes this vintage of the producer’s marquee Bordeaux-style blend, an expert finessing of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Juicy in exotic black fruit, it stands tall, with silky, towering shoulders of herb, cardamom and clove that will coalesce beautifully over time. Hold through 2026." (5/2015)93 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2011 Insignia is impressive, no doubt about it. In this vintage, it is the wine's length and persistence that stand out most. This is a decidedly Old World st ...Read More » 


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2011 Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is all about grace. One of the most floral, perfumed wines of the vintage, the 2011 impresses for its balance and sense of proportion. There are no hard edges or green notes in the 2011, even though the wine is smaller scaled than normal. Today, the 2011 is quite open and accessible, but I would not be surprised to see it tighten up in bottle. The bright acidity of the year lingers on the finish. Ric Forman shortened macerations by 50% and opted for gentle extractions. The 2011 also saw a little less new oak than normal. ...Read More » 


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2011 Altamura Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 30 months in 70% new French oak. Its deep plum/ruby color is followed by aromas of clove, baking spices, black cherries and a hint of strawberry jam. This savory, ripe, medium to full-bodied Cabernet is a successful effort for the vintage. It is best consumed over the next 7-8 years. I have consistently enjoyed Altamura’s wines in the past, so I was not surprised to see how well their current offerings performed. (RP)" (10/2014)90 points Wine Spectator: "A highly successful 2011 that amps up the vivid, rich blackberry, plum and currant notes, fi ...Read More » 


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RP 91 WS 90

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