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2008 Bisceglia Aglianico del Vulture "Gudarrà" (Elsewhere $22) Top Pick!
2008 Bisceglia Aglianico del Vulture "Gudarrà" (Elsewhere $22)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Bisceglia’s 2008 Aglianico del Vulture Gudarra is one of the very best wines readers will find in this price range. Layers of expressive dark fruit cover every inch of the palate in a vivid, textured Aglianico that impresses from start to finish. Hints of mocha, grilled herbs and rosemary add complexity over time. The dazzling, racy Gudarra is best enjoyed over the next few years. It is another superb value. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. (AG)" (2/2013) Wine Enthusiast: "This is a generous and powerful expression of Aglianico, with angular edges, tight tannins and a lasti ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
RP 91

2008 Schiavenza "Broglio" Barolo Riserva (Previously $65)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Licorice, tar and menthol aromas and flavors lead off, with the cherry and plum fruit suppressed for now. This is fluid and firmly structured, with dusty tannins lining the finish. A bit awkward now, yet has enough sweet fruit to match the tannins. Best from 2018 through 2033. 330 cases made. –BS" (12/2014)  


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: Hidden View Price
WS 94


2008 Felsina "Rancia" Chianti Classico Riserva

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "93+ points. The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is one of the more slender wines in this line up, in keeping with the personality of the vintage. That is not a bad thing for readers who are cellaring some of the bigger, richer vintages that may take longer to mature. Silky tannins frame a core of black cherries, plums, licorice and tobacco through to the vibrant finish. The 2008 speaks of textural finesse and silkiness first and foremost. I will not be surprised if the 2008 blossoms further with more time in bottle. Today it is immensely beautiful. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Caprili's 2008 Brunello di Montalcino is endowed with serious depth. Juicy and expressive, the 2008 offers up plums, black cherries, tobacco, smoke and licorice nuances. The balance of fruit, tannin and acidity is simply terrific. I imagine the 2008 will be even better in another year or two, but it is already pretty delicious. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2023." (6/2013)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "If you like extra brawn in your Brunello, this wine is for you. It opens with a dark color and thick aromas of cassis, leather, spice and tobacco that hint at the power to come. The mouthfe ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2008 Antonelli Sagrantino di Montefalco

92 points James Suckling: "Another wonderful red, with ripe, chewy but silky-textured tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Ripe dark fruits, walnuts and flowers. It shows a wonderful balance for the appellation. Drink or hold." (2/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Montefalco Sagrantino is a massive wine with dark spice aromas, ripe fruit, prune, tar leather and tobacco. The aromas transport you somewhere exotic, like a spice marker in the Middle East. Gritty tannins show some coarseness on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022. 90+ (ML)" (8/2013) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep ruby-red. Subdued nose opens slowly with ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
JS 92 RP 90

2008 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $65+) Top Pick!
2008 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $65+)

94 points James Suckling: "This is very floral with blackberries on the nose. It's full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a ripe fruit, caramel and berry aftertaste. Delicious for the vintage. One of the wines of the vintage. Better in 2015." (2/2013)94 points Wine Spectator: "The sawdust and graphite aromas turn to cherry and raspberry flavors in this vibrant, complex red. A beam of sweet fruit imparts energy and resonance, carrying this to a long, expansive aftertaste. The finish shows potential. Best from 2016 through 2035." (5/2013)93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Brunello Tenuta Nuova opens with inky dark consistency and immediate aromas ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Tassi "Franci" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Previously $120)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Franci lays on good foundations despite the overall austerity of the 2008 vintage. True to the Riserva moniker, there’s an extra dose of intensity here, a riper style, bright acidity at the back and an added layer of firmness or astringency to the tannins. Even the alcohol feels slightly warmer in the 2008 Riserva compaired to the two 2009 Brunellos although it is not (14% compared to 14.5% for the two 2009 wines). In summary, this wine does exactly with Brnello Riserva should do: It brings you a little bit more of ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: Hidden View Price
RP 91 JS 90


2008 I Custodi "Aetneus" Etna Rosso

A harmonious blend of Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, and Alicante, grown in the terraced vineyards on Mount Etna known for having sandy, volcanic soils rich in minerals. From the producer: "Aetneus is born in monumental vineyards on the Volcano’s north side: a living natural wine, complex and elegant, with great aging potential." 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

Price: $32.99 Add To Cart

2008 Elio Grasso "Runcot" Barolo Riserva

99 points James Suckling: "This is an absolutely fabulous red, with incredible concentration but polish and refinement. It’s full-bodied, with wonderful depth of fruit and length. Complex, with minerals, dark fruits, plums and currants. Speechless. It sends chills up my spine. What a wine. It goes on for minutes. Hard to believe that it’s better than the 2007, but it is. Better in 2020 but so amazing now. Available in February 2015." (9/2014)95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2008 Barolo Riserva Runcot is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Smoke, tar, licorice, menthol, plums and spices form a tapestry of undeniable c ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2008 Elio Grasso "Rüncot" Barolo Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

99 points James Suckling: "This is an absolutely fabulous red, with incredible concentration but polish and refinement. It’s full-bodied, with wonderful depth of fruit and length. Complex, with minerals, dark fruits, plums and currants. Speechless. It sends chills up my spine. What a wine. It goes on for minutes. Hard to believe that it’s better than the 2007, but it is." (9/2014)95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2008 Barolo Riserva Runcot is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Smoke, tar, licorice, menthol, plums and spices form a tapestry of undeniable class. The sweet, perfumed fruit typical of the 2008s here is ev ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Francesco Rinaldi "Le Brunate" Barolo

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Barolo Le Brunate is quite a bit richer, deeper and more powerful than the Cannubbio, as one might reasonably expect. Here the fruit boasts tons of pure resonance and stuffing while never losing its essential classicism. Plums, black cherries, leather, tar and licorice meld together, supported by firm yet beautifully integrated tannins. The 2008 Brunate is an explosive wine just waiting to emerge. When it does, it should be striking. Actually, it already is. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038. (AG)" (10/2012) Jancis Robinson: "Barolo - La Morra. Mid ruby with broad or ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $64.99 Add To Cart
RP 94

2008 Corte Rugolin "Monte Danieli" Amarone Classico

The finest wine in the stable at Corte Rugolin, the Monte Danieli Amarone is sourced from a 60 year old vineyard with excellent sun exposure. It is comprised of 55% Corvina, 15% Corvinone, 5% Rondinella, and a balance of the other local varieties of Olinara, Dindarellla, Oseleta, and Croatina. Harvest began in September and the grapes were loaded onto special racks where they were allowed to dry at room temperature in a ventilated room for three months. This process reduced the original weight of the grapes by 35-40% via dehydration, and in turn concentr... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $46.99 Add To Cart


2008 Musella Amarone della Valpolicella

Wine Enthusiast: "The bouquet offers a wide array of aromatic details that still need time to integrate. Notes of spice, black fruit, cola, ginger, licorice and sweet chewing tobacco are all recognizable. A pungent note of dried apple skin makes for a lively finish." (11/2012) Wine Spectator: "An herb- and spice-driven red, with grainy tannins and juicy acidity framing well-knit flavors of date, sun-dried black cherry, bouillon cube and smoke. Drink now through 2018. (Web-2013)"  


Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $41.99 Add To Cart

2008 Il Valentiano Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva feels like a wine made from a whole other producer and a different environment when compared to the estate’s 2009 Brunello Campo Marzo. While that wine is thin and fraught, this Riserva on the other hand, is bountiful and generous especially where the use of oak is concerned. Some 48 months in barrel adds cinnamon and vanilla over dark cherry and blackberry. It is meant for near-term consumption. Drink: 2014-2021. (ML)" (2/2014)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
RP 90

2008 Schiavenza "Prapò" Barolo Riserva

95 points Wine Spectator: "Loaded with licorice, tar and savory elements, along with cherry, rose and salty mineral flavors, this is a complex, balanced red, backed by vibrant acidity and refined tannins, leaving a harmonious impression and a long aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2035. 208 cases made. –BS" (12/2014)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart
WS 95


2008 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

91 points Antonio Galloni: "A dark, brooding wine, the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva boasts terrific depth and intensity in its black cherries, mocha, scorched earth, game and black olives. The flavors are intense and pungent, while slight hints of oxidation suggest the 2008 is on its way to being fully mature. For now, though, the 2008 offers solid overall balance and plenty of personality. (AG)" (5/2014)91 points James Suckling: "A firm, silky wine with hazelnut and berry character. Medium to full body with firm tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Chewy. Give it time to soften. Better in 2016. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2008 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Sesta di Sopra’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino is rather closed in its aromatics, but is more expressive on the palate, where layers of dark red fruit come alive. Smoke, tar, licorice, scorched earth and smoke add an attractive element of gravitas on the finish. Deceptively medium in body, the 2008, nevertheless, packs a serious punch. The long, superbly delineated finish bodes well for the future, but the 2008 needs time in bottle to settle down a bit more. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026." (6/2013)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dark cherry, leather, tobacco and spicy aromas of cured me ...Read More » 



2008 Felsina Chianti Classico Back In Stock!
2008 Felsina Chianti Classico

According to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Chianti Classico shows good up-front juiciness in its fruit but then loses steam pretty quickly on the mid-palate. The 2008 is an early drinking vintage for the estate’s Chianti Classico. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2014." (10/10) According to the Wine Spectator: "A fruity red, offering berry and cherry character on a medium body, with a delicate finish. A little lighter than in past vintages. Drink now." (09/10) 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $19.99 Add To Cart


2008 Tenuta San Guido "Sassicaia" Toscana
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Tenuta San Guido "Sassicaia" Toscana (97WE, 96JS, 96RP, 94WS). Wine Enthusiast: " **Cellar Selection** Recently implemented winemaker and cellar changes make this one of the best Sassicaias ever. This Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc blend delivers thick concentration and sun-kissed aromas of black fruit, prune, dried bay leaf, black olive and tobacco. The thick, fertile soils that characterize the magical strip of coastal Tuscany at Bolgheri help shape amazing richness and intensity." (02/2012) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Tenuta San Guido "Sassicaia" Toscana (qty: 1)


End Date: May 28 2015 1:30PM PT


2008 Felsina Fontalloro Toscana Rosso Back In Stock!
2008 Felsina Fontalloro Toscana Rosso

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Fontalloro is the yin to the Rancia’s yang. It is also characteristically beautiful, open and expressive at this stage. Layers of sweet red fruit, flowers and spices blossom effortlessly from the 2008 Fontalloro. The intensely saline finish that is present in the Rancia is found in Fontalloro as well. I am usually not the biggest fan of Fontalloro, but there is no denying the superb pedigree and sheer class of the 2008. This is a wonderfully, sophisticated, polished wine from Felsina. In 2008 the slightly drier microclimate at Fontalloro vis-a-v ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Fontezoppa "Falcotto" Serrapetrona Back In Stock!
2008 Fontezoppa "Falcotto" Serrapetrona

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Serrapetrona Falcotto is a fleshy wine laced with wild cherries, rosemary, sage, spices and sweet herbs. The Falcotto has just enough density to match the quirkier notes of Vernaccia Nera. A plush finish rounds things out nicely. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." (6/2011) K&L Notes: 100% Vernaccia Nera. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2008 Petrolo "Galatrona" Toscana Back In Stock!
2008 Petrolo "Galatrona" Toscana

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Each new vintage of Galatrona proves, year after year, the enormous potential of Italian Merlot. This is a soft and beautifully decadent wine with plush and perfectly ripe aromas of black cherry, light spice, chocolate and tobacco. The smoothness, richness and persistency is simply unbeatable." (10/2011)95 points James Suckling: "This shows lots of smoky and meaty aromas with black olives and brown sugar. Balsamic too! It's full-bodied and velvety with a beautiful finish. Why wait?" (9/2011)95 points Wine Spectator: "A powerful young Merlot, with green olive, sweet tobacco and tapenade character. Full and vel ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Wow. This has a wonderful depth of fruit and character for this vintage of Brunello. Full and velvety with gorgeous fruit and a spicy, dried chili and berry character. Drink or hold."91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tar, licorice, game, incense and smoke are some of the many notes that emerge from the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino from Mastrojanni. Big, rich and powerful, the 2008 shows the wilder side of the Sangiovese. The 2008 impresses for its freshness, nuance and delineation, all qualities that are increasingly evident as the wine opens up in the glass, releasing an attractive melang ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse



2008 Cascina Val del Prete "Roero"

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Roero emerges from the glass with sweet dark cherries, flowers, mint and spices. It boasts impeccable freshness and focus in an understated, highly polished, attractive style. Menthol, licorice and spices add considerable complexity on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023. (AG)" (10/2011) Wine Enthusiast: "This Nebbiolo definitely opens with playful hints of over-ripeness with strawberry, blackberry and Indian spice. That added softness and extra pulp really helps to balance out the variety’s natural astringency." (9/2011)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $57.99 Add To Cart
RP 92








2008 Elio Grasso "Runcot" Barolo Riserva 1.5L (Pre-Arrival)

99 points James Suckling: "This is an absolutely fabulous red, with incredible concentration but polish and refinement. It’s full-bodied, with wonderful depth of fruit and length. Complex, with minerals, dark fruits, plums and currants. Speechless. It sends chills up my spine. What a wine. It goes on for minutes. Hard to believe that it’s better than the 2007, but it is. Better in 2020 but so amazing now. Available in February 2015." (9/2014)95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2008 Barolo Riserva Runcot is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Smoke, tar, licorice, menthol, plums and spices form a tapestry of undeniable c ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse







2008 Sapaio Bolgheri Superiore New!
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2008 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2008 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino (93JS, 92RP, 90WS). James Suckling: "This is a balanced wine with dried berry and prune character with hints of cedar. Full body, with firm tannins and a juicy finish. Delicious and flavorful. Lovely now. Absolutely delicious." (02/2013) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino (qty: 6)


End Date: May 29 2015 9:30AM PT

Current Bid: $210.00
Place Bid
JS 93 RP 92 WS 90

2008 Giovanni Corino "Vigna Giachini" Barolo

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Barolo Giachini offers up freshly cut flowers, dark cherries, tar, French oak, minerals and mint. It possesses lovely aromatic complexity and the utter refinement that is the signature of the year. Sweet, silky tannins frame the polished finish. This is a highly representative wine from one of La Morra-'s great vineyards. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. (AG)" (4/2012) Jancis Robinson: "Concentrated ruby. Very classy and concentrated and with a good dollop of oak, making it a little anachronistic, but fine, all the same. Intense fruit richly supported by grainy la ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
RP 92