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2014 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. A very firm, dark structure sustains the ripe, bold flavors of black plums and rich berries. The wine has a structured, concentrated background that shows a new, more subtle direction in contrast with the winery's previously showy style." (4/2015) 96-97 points James Suckling: "I love the style of this Cos with so much Indian spices constituting the aromas and flavors here. Full body, fine tannins and an ultra-long finish. Excellent structure and length yet this maintains finesse." (3/2015) 92-95 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Cos d'Estournel brings together gorgeous textural richness and ripeness, ye ...Read More » 


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2014 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a highly aromatic wine, with a superbly dense structure and firm, brooding tanning. On top of the drying tannins are finely polished fruit, followed by a fresh, vibrant finish. Overall, it boasts a great combination of structure and fruit." (4/2015) 95-98 points Wine Spectator: "This captures the pure, distilled essence of Cabernet Sauvignon, with a racy core of red and black currant fruit that almost struts alone, but there's ample roasted apple wood and iron deeply buried in the background, which should emerge with time. The finish has terrific delineation, wit ...Read More » 


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2014 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. The wine is serious, darkly structured and firm in character, packed with tannins that lend a very dry feel. Fragrant fruitiness and intense acidity shine through for a very fine wine, likely to age over several decades." (4/2015) 95-98 points Wine Spectator: "Features a youthfully muscular edge, but remains elegant despite the heft, with a core of plum, red currant and raspberry fruit, guided by supple tannins and backed by subtle tobacco and spice hints. A light bay thread chimes in on the finish, while a juniper detail adds a pleasant underpinning. Displays admirable ...Read More » 


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2014 La Mission Haut-Brion Rouge, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2014 is a blend of 54% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, picked between 15 September and 8 October raised in 55% new oak. It has a very fresh and precise bouquet, not one that marches out the barrack in confidence fashion, but rather unfolds piece-by-piece in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a structured and neatly placed opening: a little masculine for La Mission Haut-Brion at this stage, linear and focused, maintaining precision rather than aiming from power and roundness. This is a sophi ...Read More » 


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2014 Margaux, Margaux (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Margaux, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Each year, the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend creeps up—this year it's 90%. Despite the increase, the very fine, elegant tannins seem suspended in the wine. Ample acidity supports the black currant fruitiness, with a firm, impressive structure that promises good aging potential." (3/2015) 94-97 points Wine Spectator: "A light savory cassis bush hint marks the Petit Verdot in this blend, but this is quickly consumed by the Cabernet Sauvignon, with a core of well-endowed cassis and plum fruit harnessed by very long, supple tannins. Gorgeous alder, lilac and ...Read More » 


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2010 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

98 points James Suckling: "A wine with great beauty and finesse. Such elegance and ethereal quality for this estate. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a juicy delicious finish. Long and beautiful. This is the best Lynch in a long, long time. I love the precision here. Try in 2018." (11/2013)96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Lynch Bages is an absolutely brilliant wine, and somewhat reminiscent at this stage in its development of the profound 1989. Jean-Charles Cazes, who took over for his father a number of years ago, has produced a magnificent wine with the classic creme de cassis note intermixed with ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2014 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival) New!
2014 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a sophisticated wine, already one of the stars of the vintage. It has a concentrated color and serious tannins that are presented in a stylish package of smooth, polished fruitiness and ample acidity. It is certainly for long-term aging." (4/2015) 96-97 points James Suckling: "The aromas to this wine are enchanting with blackberries, dried flowers, blueberries, citrus and stones. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and bright acidity. Citrus skin undertones. Very, very long. Structured. This is 13.8 alcohol meaning the Cabernet was incredibly ripe for the vintage. Yet ...Read More » 


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2003 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac
Bid on this bottle of 2003 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (95JS, 95RP, 94WE, 93ST, 93WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: " Made from a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, this spectacular 2003 hits all the sweet spots on the palate. A glorious bouquet of cedarwood, jammy black currants, cherries, licorice and truffle is followed by a dense, opulently textured, full-bodied wine with terrific purity and freshness as well as deep, velvety textured tannins. Enjoy this beauty over the next 10-12 years. (RP)" (08/2014) 

This lot contains the following items:
2003 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (qty: 1)


End Date: May 28 2015 10:30AM PT


2009 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien

98 points Wine Enthusiast: "*#3 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2012* A major success of the vintage. The wine exhibits extreme richness of the fruit, with all its sweet blackberry flavors. It also has underlying firm structure, density and solid tannins. Bring in the acidity at the end, and this is both impressive and ready for long-term aging." (2/2012)96 points James Suckling: "Very floral, with fresh mushrooms and currants on the nose. Full body, with powerful tannins, yet polished and refined. Lovely length. Vibrant acidity. Well structured. Try after 2018." (2/2012)95 points Wine Spectator: "*#6 on Wine Spectator ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2000 Canon-La-Gaffelière, St-Emilion

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Performing as I expected, but still several years away from full maturity, this extraordinarily flamboyant, full-bodied, opulent, sexy St. Emilion stood out for its backward structure and youthful personality. A dark plum/garnet hue is followed by a superb bouquet of roasted coffee, kirsch, blackberries, licorice, herbs, and forest floor. Full-bodied, dense, rich, and pure, it is a total hedonistic as well as intellectual turn-on. Enjoy it over the next decade. (RP)" (6/2010)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Moderately saturated ruby-red. Knockout superripe nose combines red- and blackcur ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2014 l'Evangile, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Tightly coiled for now, offering raspberry, bitter plum and dark currant fruit that should unwind slowly. Features charcoal and smoldering tobacco notes, with a hint of loam underscoring the finish. Always among the more muscular Pomerols, with a substantial percentage of Cabernet Franc, and 2014 is no different. Tasted non-blind." (4/2015) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château L’Evangile 2014 is a blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc, the latter from re-planted vines that have come into the grand vin. It has a very refined bouquet, the Cabernet Franc lending a slight savory ...Read More » 


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2010 Canon-La-Gaffelière, St-Emilion Top Pick!
2010 Canon-La-Gaffelière, St-Emilion

96 points Wine Spectator: "*Ranked #2 on Top 100 Wines of 2013* This takes the power of the vintage and puts it in its pocket for later, preferring instead to let mouthwatering briar, loganberry, mulberry and blackberry fruit strut its way forward, enlivened with roasted wood spice and supported by suavely but thoroughly embedded iron-tinged structure. Should cruise for two decades. Best from 2016 through 2035." (3/2013) 94-95 points James Suckling: "This is tight and powerful. Solid frame of fruit and tannins. Curious about this. Like the 2009. This is 40% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


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

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Pavillon Rouge, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Unusually, this is almost all Cabernet Sauvignon, yet it is a highly perfumed wine, with fine grain tannins. Acidity and freshness are all around, and there are touches of forward wood notes." (4/2015) 91-94 points Wine Spectator: "Very silky and refined, with supple plum and cassis notes infused with rooibos tea and bergamot hints. The long, floral-edged finish is very fine-grained, with the floral notes expanding quickly as this airs. Gorgeous in feel, with impressive length. Tasted non-blind." (4/2015) 92-93 points James Suckling: "This is very structured and strong for the second wine of Pavillon R ...Read More » 


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2013 d'Yquem "Y Blanc" Bordeaux Blanc

96 points Wine Spectator: "This stunning white offers a rich display of mango and papaya flavors, gilded with peach, lemon curd and tangerine notes, all allied to a gorgeously creamy mouthfeel. Shows an extra honeyed edge, with white ginger and heather details stretching out. Despite the overall opulence, a hint of citrus oil underscores the finish for cut and vibrancy. Drink now through 2025." (4/2015)  


Inventory: Hollywood

Price: $159.99 Add To Cart
WS 96

2005 Valandraud, St-Emilion (Previously $400) Top Pick!
2005 Valandraud, St-Emilion (Previously $400)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is one of the most riveting examples of Valandraud Jean-Luc Thunevin has made over the last fifteen years. Thunevin and his partner, Murielle Andraud (who has much of the responsibility for their brilliant Margaux, Marojallia), exhibit impeccable attention to detail, resulting in an inky/blue/purple-colored 2005 Valandraud boasting a sweet nose of melted chocolate, licorice, graphite, espresso roast, and copious quantities of black cherries and blackberries. Pure, layered, and full-bodied, with gorgeous integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol, and w ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Vieux-Château-Certan, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival) New!
2014 Vieux-Château-Certan, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a perfumed, refined wine, with a beautiful structure. There is intense acidity and fine, dusty tannins that are balanced by red fruit tones and elegance at the end." (4/2015) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Vieux Château Certan 2014 is a blend of 80% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Franc, picked in three stages: 19-20 September, 29 September to 2 October and 7 and 8 October. The yields came in at 38.7 hectoliters per hectare with 13.4% alcohol. Noticeably deep and clear in color, the nose takes time to “rev up” but stick with it because it eventually ...Read More » 


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2012 Hosanna, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Hosanna's dense ruby/purple color is followed by a floral, black raspberry, black currant, mulberry, Christmas fruitcake and licorice-scented bouquet. Full-bodied (especially for a 2012 as well as a Pomerol), rich, concentrated and strikingly pure, it combines great finesse/elegance with power and substance. It should drink well when released and age nicely for two decades or more." (4/2013)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Firm, closed and still tough, this wine has enormous potential. It’s concentrated and impressively dense, dark with the fruits layered with acidity and tannins. It doe ...Read More » 


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Price: $149.99 Add To Cart
RP 94 - 96 WE 94 JS 93
WS 92 - 93 ST 90 - 92
Limit of 24 per customer

2014 Le Petit Mouton-Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

93-94 points James Suckling: "This is so typical of Cabernet. Wow. Full body, round and velvety tannins and lots of earthy, spicy and berry character. Juicy and long. Gorgeous. 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest is Merlot. Not really a second wine of Mouton. Excellent." (3/2015) 91-94 points Wine Spectator: "This has a lightly dusty frame, but is plump overall, with delightful plum, raspberry and red currant fruit at the core. Singed alder and vanilla notes are subtle and nicely integrated, with a very elegant feel through the finish. Tasted non-blind." (4/2015) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Le Petit Mouton 2014 is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sa ...Read More » 


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2005 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac

96 points Wine & Spirits: "Baron was trapped in its oak en primeur, seeming flashy, luscious and soft. Now bottled and shipped, it has the unremitting tannic power of the vintage, balanced by unrelenting purity of fruit that somehow manages to anesthetize the monstrous tannin, to soften the extremely dry, mineral-bound finish into a caress. The wine may be bombastic, but it's also succulent and as sweet as a ripe black raspberry. It's easy to imagine this wine 50 years from now, in impeccable condition." (10/2008)96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* A great, classic Pauillac, with its dark, dense, ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2000 d'Issan, Margaux Top Pick!
2000 d'Issan, Margaux

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fully mature, the 2000 D’Issan is a quintessentially elegant, yet concentrated, aristocratic Margaux that defines the appellation. The wine has a dark ruby/purple color just beginning to lighten at the edge. Notes of charcoal, acacia flowers, black raspberries, and blue fruits are followed by a medium to full-bodied wine that builds incrementally on the palate. With its outstanding purity, richness, elegance and length, this is a beauty that has reached its window of maturity, where it should stay for another 15 or more years." (6/2010)92 points Wine & Spirits: "(not tasting note g ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $109.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 W&S 92

2014 Angélus, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a beautifully perfumed wine that shows style and elegance as well as rich, weighty blackberry fruit. The blend’s 50% Cabernet Franc gives tense, dark structure as well as aromatic character. It is a big wine, but with freshness and style." (4/2015) 93-96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 Angélus, equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc, boasts superb depth and textural richness. Firm tannins give the 2014 its explosive energy and overall tension. Mocha, espresso, new leather, French oak and licorice gradually open up in the glass, but with some reluctance. The 2014 ...Read More » 


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1995 Calon-Ségur, St Estèphe Top Pick!
1995 Calon-Ségur, St Estèphe

95 points Wine Spectator: "Incredible nose of crushed berries, flowers, spices and nuts. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Powerful and solid. Builds on the palate. Give it time. (Web Only-2007)"92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The wine is opaque purple-colored. With coaxing, the tight aromatics reveal some weedy cassis intertwined with truffles, chocolate, and beef blood-like aromas. On the palate, there is an element of sur-maturite (1995 was an extremely late harvest at Calon-Ségur), fabulous density and purity, and a boatload of tannin. This deep, broodingly backward, classic Bordeaux ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Palmer, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This is a beautiful, structured wine, with great fruit. Blackberries and currants lie on a bed of structured tannins and firm wood. It is rich, while still presenting ample freshness and acidity. This will age very well." (3/2015) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "This is reserved in profile now, with crushed red and black currant fruit and lightly singed alder notes. Yet the core is coiled, showing very energetic raspberry and plum coulis flavors, with a lilting violet edge and a long, iron-fueled finish. There’s a very refined backdrop of tobacco and singed juniper, and th ...Read More » 


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2014 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival) New!
2014 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine has spice and fresh fruit aromas, which translate on the palate into intense blackberry and wood tastes. It is firmly structured, with a dry core and medium-plus concentration. It promises a long life ahead." (4/2015) 92-95 points Wine Spectator: "Mouthfilling from the start, with lovely plum sauce, steeped fig and blackberry coulis flavors, lined with warm ganache notes and carried by ample but polished tannins. Features a tarry edge at the end, but maintains a rather polished feel overall. A love" (4/2015) 91-94 points Antonio Galloni: "A fabulous wine from this venerable estate, the 2014 Lé ...Read More » 


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2014 l'Eglise Clinet, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

94-97 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2014 L'Eglise Clinet is a real head-turner. Gorgeous, super-expressive aromatics meld into a core of dark, sumptuous fruit. Lavender, mint, violets, graphite and crème de cassis notes abound in a powerful, structured wine endowed with magnificent purity and a skyscraper-like sense of lift. Finesse and power collide in a crystalline Pomerol of exceptional beauty. Powerful and dense to the core, the 2014 is shaping up to be one of the wines of the vintage. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. (AG)" (4/2015) 94-95 points James Suckling: "A wonderful wine with dense and inte ...Read More » 


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Price: $189.99 Add To Cart
AG 94 - 97 JS 94 - 95 RP 93 - 95
Limit of 12 per customer

2000 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2000 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (97RP, 94WS, 93JS, 90ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savory, rich, and full-bodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Leoville Barton and the backward, classic Leoville Las Cases. The Poyferre’s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over the next 25 or more years. (RP)" (06/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2000 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien (qty: 3)


End Date: May 31 2015 3:30PM PT


2000 Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savory, rich, and full-bodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Leoville Barton and the backward, classic Leoville Las Cases. The Poyferre’s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2011 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac Top Pick!
2011 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "** Cellar Selection ** So smooth, this is a rich, grandiose wine. Although it is full of black currant fruits and spice flavors, the texture is most impressive. Dusty tannins are integrated with juicy fruits seamlessly. The purest fruit flavors are allied to linear tannins in a precise yet generous way. The wine is evolving beautifully, but do not drink before 2020." (5/2014)95 points James Suckling: "A wine with lots of ripe berries, verging on dried fruits. Full and chewy with ripe, round, chewy tannins. It needs lots of bottle age. A wine of steel. From biodynamically grown gra ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2004 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2004 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (93WE, 93WS, 91JS, 91ST, 90RP). Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2007* Shows beautiful aromas of crushed berries and currants, with hints of mineral. Full-bodied, with lovely currant, licorice and mint. Long and caressing. Very refined and balanced red. Another winner from Pontet-Canet. Best after 2011." (03/2007) 

This lot contains the following items:
2004 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (qty: 3)


End Date: Jun 1 2015 10:30AM PT


1996 Pontet-Canet Pauillac

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I was shocked by how backward the 1996 Pontet-Canet was on the three occasions I tasted it in January. This wine possesses superb potential, but it appears a decade's worth of patience will be necessary. The color is a saturated dark purple. With coaxing, the wine offers aromas of black currant jam intertwined with minerals, sweet oak, and spice. A full-bodied wine, it possesses layered, concentrated sweet fruit, with an elevated level of ripe tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2035. (RP)" (4/1999)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby-red. Blackcurrant, plum, tobacco and black ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2000 Branaire-Ducru, St-Julien

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A beautiful wine from Branaire, the 2000 is close to full maturity, and should offer plenty of pleasure over the next 15-20 years. Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by scents of boysenberries, black currants, and spring flowers. This medium to full-bodied, pure St.-Julien hits the palate with authority, displaying silky tannins as well as wonderful richness, depth, and texture." (6/2010)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good medium ruby. Deep, smoky aromas of cassis, raspberry, leather, chocolate and roasted oak. Sweet, supple and thick but not at all heavy. A very concentrated wine ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2006 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac Top Pick!
2006 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Pichon Lalande, which blows away the 2005, represents a return to the velvety-textured, rich, sexy style most readers would associate with Pichon Lalande. This blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot no Petit Verdot was included in the final blend exhibits a dense purple color as well as abundant aromas of chocolate, coffee, cedar, black currants, and a subtle touch of smoke, a rich, savory, full-bodied mouthfeel, plump, fleshy fruit, and a superb finish. This is a 21st century version of the brilliant 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2013-203 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2006 Pape-Clément, Pessac-Léognan

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dense purple-colored 2006 boasts an extraordinary perfume of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, burning embers, and a sensation that can only be described as like walking through a damp forest on a hot, humid day. Full-bodied, extraordinarily textured, and multidimensional with an amazingly long finish of nearly 60 seconds, this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot from a 75-acre vineyard is a compelling wine that is one of the stars of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030. I can’t say enough about the extraordinary work proprie ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan Top Pick!
2009 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan

98 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of plums and blueberries and flowers. Full-bodied with plums, stones, hazelnuts and milk chocolate, and a long, long finish. Marvelous. Best ever. Try in 2017." (7/2012) 93-96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-purple. Vibrant blackcurrant, blackberry and smoke aromas show noteworthy depth and purity. Big and ripe on the palate, but with lovely balance to its black fruit and smoke flavors. The very long, pure finish features a lingering mineral streak and very fine tannins. This exceptional vintage of Pape Clement packs an amazing amount of concentration on a seemingly weigh ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

95-96 points James Suckling: "This has fascinating aromas already with blackcurrants and cassis. Hints of spices. It’s full-bodied with ultra-fine tannins and a long, focused finish. Muscular but toned and beautiful." (3/2015) 94-96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. Pure Cabernet flavors are right at the front of this wine. It has fragrant fruitiness, with layers of black currant and fresh, juicy acidity on the palate. It's a bright wine, with just a touch of smoky wood flavors at the end." (4/2015) 93-96 points Wine Spectator: "Offers lovely weight and feel, with a big core of plum, blackberry and black currant fruit that manages to show re ...Read More » 


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2014 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2014 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. The wine is serious, darkly structured and firm in character, packed with tannins that lend a very dry feel. Fragrant fruitiness and intense acidity shine through for a very fine wine, likely to age over several decades." (4/2015) 95-98 points Wine Spectator: "Features a youthfully muscular edge, but remains elegant despite the heft, with a core of plum, red currant and raspberry fruit, guided by supple tannins and backed by subtle tobacco and spice hints. A light bay thread chimes in on the finish, while a juniper detail adds a pleasant underpinning. Displays admirable ...Read More » 


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2000 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac

92 points James Suckling: "Just starting to open now, with currant, tea leaf and berry character, along with a mineral undertone. Full body with firm tannins and a long finish. Another couple of years more of bottle age would be good, but why wait?" (7/2013)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A beautiful wine and one of my favorites from this estate, this blend of nearly two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Merlot is aging impressively. Dense ruby/purple in color, with creme de cassis, charcoal, and sweet leathery and chocolatey notes intermixed with the classic Pauillac cedar and spice box, the wine is medium ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse


1982 Palmer, Margaux

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full, deep red. Spicy aromas of cassis and rose petal, with a whiff of meat. Then wonderfully penetrating and classy, with bright acidity giving the wine superb clarity and thrust. This has terrific structure. Finishes very long and fine, with excellent grip. By far the finest bottle I've tasted to date of this wine, and one of the real surprises of the tasting. (My second bottle showed roasted redcurrant, leather, meat and smoky oak on the nose; and a sweet, suave, broad palate without quite the structure and grip of the first sample. But this wine, too ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2012 Cos d'Estournel, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It has a saturated purple color, a classic style, abundant tannin, slight austerity, superb concentration, huge fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and a structured, muscular, well-delineated finish. This impressive, full-bodied Cos will need time to round into shape. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades. (RP)" (4/2013)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is one of the vintages from Cos that seems to pull out all the stops. The fruit is so rich, the texture so dense, and deep flavors of chocolate back up the huge structure. It does work in its ...Read More » 


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1990 Grand Mayne, St-Emilion

91 points Wine Spectator: "A wine with plenty of compact fruit and backbone.Good ruby color. Plenty of chocolate and berrycharacter on the nose. Full-bodied, with lots ofsilky tannins and a long, fresh finish. Willcontinue to improve. Drink now or hold.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective." (8/2000)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1990 offers an impressively saturated color, exhibiting a touch of amber and a black cherry, mineral, smoky component, with a dash of roasted herbs. Spicy, rich, long, and massive in the mouth, it is full-bodied, sweet, jammy, and capable of lasting for another 8-10 years. Last tasted, 5/01 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $119.99 Add To Cart
WS 91 RP 90

2014 Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux(1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

92-93 points James Suckling: "Vibrant and fruity with currant, blueberry and spice character. Full yet tight with tension and brightness. Very velvety tannins. Sexy already." (3/2015) 91-93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel Sample. This wine boasts great structure, with a dark color and vibrant aromatics from the high proportion of Petit Verdot. It offers dusty tannins partnered with ample acidity, providing great freshness through the finish." (3/2015) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Bursts with violet, plum and raspberry fruit, lined with silky tannins and backed by a tantalizing iron hint. Features lovely brisk energy and gorgeous purity. Tasted no ...Read More » 


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2000 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac
Bid on this bottle of 2000 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (97RP, 96WS, 95JS, 95WE, 94ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Beginning to open magnificently, the still dense purple-colored 2000 reveals a blossoming bouquet of blackberries, cassis, graphite and pen ink. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that have resolved themselves beautifully over the last eleven years, this wine is still an adolescent, but it exhibits admirable purity, texture, mouthfeel and power combined with elegance. One of the all-time great examples of Lynch Bages, the 2000 is just beginning to drink well yet promises to last for another 20-25+ years. (RP)" (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2000 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (qty: 1)


End Date: Jun 3 2015 9:30AM PT


2000 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Beginning to open magnificently, the still dense purple-colored 2000 reveals a blossoming bouquet of blackberries, cassis, graphite and pen ink. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that have resolved themselves beautifully over the last eleven years, this wine is still an adolescent, but it exhibits admirable purity, texture, mouthfeel and power combined with elegance. One of the all-time great examples of Lynch Bages, the 2000 is just beginning to drink well yet promises to last for another 20-25+ years. (RP)" (8/2011)96 points Wine Spectator: "This is a superstructured wine with loa ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse


2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The work that Alfred Tesseron and his winemaking team have done at this estate since 1994 is remarkable. At this fabulous terroir just south of Mouton-Rothschild, Tesseron has made major investments, and instituted incredibly severe selections in both the vineyard and winery. The result is a succession of extraordinary wines. It is difficult to know whether the 2005 Pontet-Canet will ultimately eclipse the hedonism and density of the flamboyant 2003, but it is unquestionably a stunning effort. Inky/black-colored with a classic Pauillac perfume of licoric ...Read More » 


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2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (96RP, 96WS, 95ST, 94WE). Wine Spectator: "*#7 on the Top 100 Wines 2008* Black in color, with aromas of blackberry, black licorice, tar, mineral and fresh flowers. Full-bodied and powerful, with ultrafine tannins that last for minutes on the palate. A polished, thought-provoking wine. Shows wonderful purity of Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2014." (04/2008) 

This lot contains the following items:
2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (qty: 2)


End Date: Jun 3 2015 5:00PM PT


2012 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

96-98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Barrel sample. This powerful, impressive wine is comprised of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon. It's seriously structured, with loads of black currants and dark tannin, and revels on the finish with the juicy, fresh acidity of this vintage. A fine Mouton, this is the first vintage produced in the chateau’s new cellar." (4/2013)97 points James Suckling: "What a nose of blackberries, blackcurrants, minerals and graphite. Full-bodied, extremely fine and polished. Sexy and ethereal. Harmony. A little salty. Fabulous 2012. Pure silk. Better after 2020 but so wonderful now." (2/2015) 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The intensely r ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $399.99 Add To Cart
WE 96 - 98 JS 97 RP 95 - 97
WS 95 ST 92 - 94
Limit of 24 per customer

1995 Clinet, Pomerol

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another extraordinary wine made in a backward vin de garde style, the 1995 Clinet represents the essence of Pomerol. The blackberry, cassis liqueur-like fruit of this wine is awesome. The color is saturated black/purple, and the wine extremely full-bodied and powerful with layers of glycerin-imbued fruit, massive richness, plenty of licorice, blackberry, and cassis flavors, full body, and a thick, unctuous texture. This is a dense, impressive offering from administrator Jean-Michel Arcaute. This wine should continue to improve for another 10-25 years. An ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $169.99 Add To Cart
RP 96 WS 92

2011 Montrose, St-Estèphe

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* As so often with Montrose, this is a powerful, concentrated and very structured wine. Dense tannins are paired with rich black fruits, although at this stage the wine also has a sense of austerity. Power, severity and complexity all make for a wine for long aging. Wait until 2019." (5/2014)93 points Wine Spectator: "Features some lovely plum, black currant and blackberry fruit, already melded into the core, while a pure, long and rather regal structure runs through the finish, letting extra charcoal and pebble notes play out. Offers precision, range and a beauti ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


1996 Latour, Pauillac

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-black in color, the 1996 is classic Latour at its utmost. The nose offers a tantalizing array of complex notes including dried Chinese plums, toasted nuts, Indian spices and black olive tapenade over a core of dried cherries and aged meat. The palate is pure power that is stunningly balanced giving a generous level of fruit concentration perfectly offset by a high level of very finely grained tannins and seamless freshness. Possessing a finish that just goes on and on, this is as good as it gets." (11/2012)96 points Wine Spectator: "Fabulous aromas of crushed raspberrie ...Read More » 


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