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2010 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $100+) Top Pick!
2010 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $100+)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "The 2010 Beaucastel is a tour de force, brilliantly combining espresso and black olive notes with bright raspberry fruit, while dark earthy notes provide a solid base. The feel on the palate is ample, with tannins that are a bit dusty but not tough or chewy. The long, mouthwatering finish bodes well for the future. Drink now–2030." (2/2015)96 points Wine Spectator: "*#8 on Top 100 Wines of 2013* Dark, dense and very closed now, this has a tremendous core of crushed plum, linzer torte and blackberry confiture waiting in reserve. Ample singed cedar and mesquite, warm paving stone an ...Read More » 


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2012 La Bastide Saint Dominique "Secrets de Pignan Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The star of the show is the 100% Grenache 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Secrets de Pignan. Coming all from sandy soils, it has a polished, classy style in its blueberry, plum sauce, toasted spice and licorice-dominated bouquet. Seeming to show some oak (although I believe this is aged all in tank) and some modern qualities, it stays beautifully balanced and is medium to full-bodied, thrillingly pure, seamless, and has building tannin that emerge on the finish. It’s a fabulous expression of Grenache to drink over the coming decade. (JD)" (10/2014)92 points Antonio Galloni: "Deep ruby. Ri ...Read More » 


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RP 94 AG 92

2012 Domaine de la Cote de L'Ange "Tradition" Chateauneuf-du-Pape

91 points Wine Spectator: "A dark, slightly brawny style, with fig and plum fruit studded with licorice root, Turkish coffee and tar notes. Sage, bay leaf and lavender details line the fleshy finish. Drink now through 2022." (10/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape checks in as a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre that’s aged in a combination of foudre and tronconique tanks. It has classic and old-school notes of ground pepper, saddle leather, garrigue and bouquet garni to go with a medium-bodied, tight, firm and tannic feel on the palate. I like the ripeness here thou ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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WS 91

2012 Bosquet des Papes "Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A remarkable effort, the blockbuster 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes comes close to the 2010 in terms of quality. Coming from a selection of the top plots and old vines of the estate, co-fermented, and with no destemming, it offers off-the-charts notes of cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, garrigue, licorice and toasted spice. Possessing massive richness and depth, with tons of glycerin, texture and length, it stays remarkably elegant, balanced and pure on the palate, with building tannin and yet no hard edges. This knockout Châ ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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RP 97 ST 91 - 93

2012 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Jancis Robinson: "Dark and ripe with some savoury character. A cool finish and both very round and mineral. Interesting wine!" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The straight Châteauneuf du Pape (65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault) comes mostly from rolled-pebble terroir, yet also has a fair chunk from sandy soils as well. A beautiful traditional cuvee, it gives up notions of sweet black cherries, leafy herbs, olive and underbrush to go with a medium-bodied, elegant and textured mouthfeel. Leaning more toward the pretty, finesse-driven end of the spectrum, it drinks beautifully today, but ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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2012 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Vieilles Vignes"

93-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby-red. Sexy, expressive aromas of raspberry preserves, cherry compote and potpourri, with a smoky overtone. Lush and pliant, offering juicy red fruit and lavender pastille flavors that become spicier with air. Silky tannins add grip and shape to the long, spice-accented finish, which shows superb clarity and thrust. (JR)" (1/2014)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A step up over the traditional cuvee, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, all destemmed, that was aged 60% in demi-muid and 40% in tank. One of the ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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ST 93 - 95 RP 93

2013 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Looking at the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape, I was able to taste the individual components, with each showing fantastic depth and richness. The Mourvedre is the star of the show and had blockbuster levels of concentration and depth, with perfectly ripe tannin. While certainly not a Grenache year, even this variety showed well here, and it’s obvious that the multiple passes through the vineyard during harvest and then multiple sorts in the winery paid off. This should come together beautifully in bottle and be one of the vintage's strongest efforts. One of ...Read More » 


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2007 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Vieux Telegraphe may be the greatest wine made at this property since the 2005 and 1998. Dense ruby/purple-tinged with an exquisite nose of salty sea breezes, licorice, ground pepper, jammy black cherries, black currants, figs, and plums, this is a full-bodied, rich, Provencal-styled offering with lots of sweet, ripe tannin. It is surprisingly accessible for a Vieux Telegraphe (this wine normally shuts down several years after bottling), but it should have great longevity (25+ years) given its power, full-bodied mouthfeel, and enormous length an ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2003 Paul Autard "Cuvée La Côte Ronde" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Wine Spectator: "Beautifully pure blackberry and raspberry fruit is woven with toast, grilled herb and tar flavors, all buttressed with a firm, tannic spine. Concentrated, long, chewy finish opens in the glass to show an elegant side as well. Should age wonderfully. Drink now through 2020." (9/2005)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Spicy and energetic on the nose, with vibrant blackberry, cherry and sweet floral aromas. This displays more energy and vivacity than the 2004 version today. Sweet, velvety and round, with lush dark berry, mocha and coffee flavors that build and expand through the fin ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2007 Domaine de la Jaufrette Châteauneuf-du-Pape

According to the importer, Paris Wine Company: "The wines of Domaine de la Jaufrette are resolutely old-fashioned, as the domaine has refused to change the winemaking style since the André and Paulette Chastan moved to Orange in the 1950s. The couple both came from winemaking families in the Southern Rhone (André from Vaqueyras, Paulette from Gigondas), but they wanted to create their own doamine, so as a young married couple, they purchased land just on the edge of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and planted 5 hectares of Cotes-du-Rhone. Over the next decades, they... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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2013 Domaine du Clos du Caillou "Réserve les Clos du Caillou" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

93-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A solid step up over all the other 2013 cuvees, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve le Clos du Caillou incorporates more Mourvedre than normal, with the blend being 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre. Mostly from the Pignan and Guigasse lieux-dits and aged in demi-muids (some new), it exhibits loads of smoked dark fruits, graphite, licorice and hints of leather, in its broad, expansive and savory personality. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and with superb tannin quality, it’s one of the vintage's top wines. Made by Bruno Gaspard, with help fr ...Read More » 


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2013 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

92-94 points Antonio Galloni: "Inky ruby. Highly complex, exotic aromas of black raspberry, cherry-cola, blueberry, potpourri, minerals and woodsmoke. Suave, lush and seamless, offering concentrated, palate-staining flavors of black and blue fruits and lavender pastille are braced by tangy acidity. Finishes with supple tannins, an echo of candied flowers and outstanding persistence." (4/2015) K&L Notes: The blend for the "Cuvée Réservée" is ususally 80% Grenache, fermented in cement vats and aged in large oak barrels for two years. Domaine du Pégaü has been on a roll and this wine is a increasing... Read More » 


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AG 92 - 94

2012 Bosquet des Papes "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Bottled in March, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is ripe, textured and downright sexy wine that has overflowing notes of sweet cherries, raspberry, chocolate and spice all emerging from the glass. This full-bodied, dense, concentrated and layered effort is one of the top efforts in the vintage, and will have upward of two decade of longevity. In my view, no estate has made more qualitative gains in the past 3-4 years than Bosquet des Papes. I still remember being floored by the quality of their 2010s, and they've almost matched those efforts with these inc ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2009 E. Guigal Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92 points Antonio Galloni: "Deep red. Potent cherry, redcurrant and floral scents are given a musky, earthy touch by a hint of rhubarb. Sappy, sweet and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering bitter cherry and raspberry preserve flavors and a touch of licorice. The clinging finish is shaped by silky, even tannins and given bite by a hint of cracked pepper." (4/2015) 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape appears to be a beautiful wine, although perhaps not at the level of the 2007 or 2010 (which will not be released for another two years). The elegant, medium to full-bodied 2 ...Read More » 


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2012 Bosquet des Papes "À la Gloire de Mon Grand-père" Châteauneuf-du-Papes

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The finest vintage of this cuvee I’ve tasted, the inky 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape a la Gloire de Mon Grandpere comes from old-vine Grenache vines planted in mostly sandy soils of the Gardiole lieu-dit. Aged in a combination of concrete tank and older, larger barrels, it’s a drop-dead gorgeous 2012 that reveals tons of sweet red and black fruits, lavender, pepper, licorice and hints of garrigue. Beautifully concentrated, seamless and textured, with extraordinary elegance and polish to its tannin, it’s up with the top 2-3 wines of the vintage and will have t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2012 Domaine de la Mordorée "Reine des Bois" Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2012 Domaine de la Mordorée "Reine des Bois" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the blockbusters in the vintage, the inky-colored 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois – 80% Grenache, completely destemmed and aged 12 months in 80% stainless steel and 20% old barrels – offers fantastic richness and depth in its blackberry liqueur, graphite, wood smoke and crushed-rock-like aromas and flavors. An elegant, stylish and polished example of this cuvée, it comes closest in my mind to a lighter-weight 2010. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and with fine tannin, it will drink well for 10-15 years. (JD)" (10/2014) 93-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Fre ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 95 ST 93 - 95

2012 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2012 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of my favorite wines, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Réservée is a classic. Beautiful on the nose, with notions of ground pepper, wild herbs, minerality and smoked plum and dark fruit, it’s medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and has plenty of tannin that comes through on the finish. Similar in style to a lighter-weight 2010, drink this beauty anytime over the coming 12-15 years. (JD)" (10/2014)93 points Antonio Galloni: "Opaque ruby. Heady aromas of black and blue fruits, potpourri and Indian spices, with a smoky element emerging with air. Taut and sharply focused on ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Raymond Usseglio Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée Impériale"

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "My favorite of the lineup, and one of the top Châteauneufs in the vintage, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Imperiale is 95% Grenache (5% other varieties) that comes from 100-year-old vines and the pure sand soils of the Piallon (near Rayas) and Girardette (near Charbonnière) lieux-dits. It offers awesome black and blue fruits, violets, licorice and crushed rock-like minerality in its full-bodied, balanced, pure and elegant profile. Impressively concentrated, inky colored and with sweet tannin, it’s capable of evolving for 12-15 years or more. (JD)" (10/2014) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2008 Domaine de la Janasse "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Wine Spectator: "This is pure, driven and well-rounded, with a beam of kirsch, crushed plum and bright red currant fruit coursing through, backed by lingering red licorice, violet and sweet tobacco notes. The long finish is still tightly wound. Best from 2011 through 2025." (10/2010)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 1,000-case blend of 70% old vine Grenache (60- to 100-year-old vines) and 30% Mourvedre (a much higher percentage than normal). One of the top half-dozen Chateauneuf du Papes of the vintage, it boasts a dark plum/ruby/purple color, full body, l ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2012 Roger Sabon "Secret de Sabon" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (stained labels) (Previously $200)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The top wine of the estate, the tiny production 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret des Sabon is almost all Grenache and was aged in 600-liter demi-muids. Gorgeous all around, with a sexy, voluptuous profile, it gives up notions of sweet blackberries, currants, underbrush, strawberry and mineral on the nose. Full-bodied, rich and brilliantly textured, with a relatively accessible profile, it should still be given a year, or three, in the cellar once released. It should age effortlessly for 15-20 years or more. Drink 2015-2027. (JD)" (10/2013) 93-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Bl ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


1983 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Bid on this bottle of 1983 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (90WS). Wine Spectator: "Tough and closed in, but there's plenty going on in the glass. A full-bodied wine, with black cherry, charcoal and light earth aromas and tons of flavor. Has super-firm tannins and a tight structure. Needs much more time. --Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospective." (10/1991) 

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1983 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (qty: 1)


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WS 90

1999 Domaine du Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red-ruby. Distinctly Burgundian aromas of red berries, smoke, underbrush and game. Sappy and silky in the mouth, with highly complex flavors of redcurrant, black cherry, tobacco, leather and game. Quite fine and pinot-like, and already very perfumed in the mouth. Finishes subtle and very long. A lovely combination of power and finesse. This wine was racked just once." (1/2002)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "With four great vintages of Châteauneuf du Pape, 1999 being the least impressive, readers should not miss out on any of the 1999s from Domaine du Caillou as I have seen them ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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ST 92 RP 90

2007 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It is unquestionably one of the great Chateauneufs of my lifetime...Wow, what potential complexity, mind-boggling richness, and compelling flavor profile are apparent. It is a sublime expression of the art of winemaking as evidenced by its dense purple color and big, sweet kiss of kirsch, framboise, blackberries, licorice, roasted herbs, and smoked meat. It hits the palate with a fascinating combination of substance, power, full-bodied authority yet extraordinary freshness, elegance, and precision. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring, and watch it unleash its ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2000 Domaine de la  Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vielles Vignes Back In Stock!
2000 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vielles Vignes

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is even better, with another layer of texture and depth. Chocolate-laced fruits, cured meats, spice, crushed rock and sweet spice all show from this perfumed, up-front, sweetly fruited Chateauneuf, and it still has a core of concentrated fruit and solid tannin structure. I see no reason to hold off, but it too will thrill over the coming 3-5 years. (JD)" (8/2014)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark red-ruby. Distinct surmaturite on the nose: roasted red fruits, roasted herbs, chocolate, earth and minerals. Lush, sweet and layered, with classi ...Read More » 


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RP 97 ST 93

2012 Clos du Mont Olivet "Cuvée des Papet" Châteauneuf-du-Pape Top Pick!
2012 Clos du Mont Olivet "Cuvée des Papet" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94-96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby. Spice- and mineral-accented red fruits and lavender on the intensely perfumed nose. Juicy, focused and pure, with excellent depth to its raspberry and cherry compote flavors. Puts on weight with air without any loss of vibrancy. The mineral element carries strongly through the finish, which features silky tannins and a strong red fruit quality. Extremely elegant Chateauneuf, balanced to age." (2/2014)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Much more concentrated than the traditional cuvée, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet is a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 1 ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

92-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Intense raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by hints of lavender, spicecake and blood orange. Juicy and fruit-driven, with palate-coating flavors of sweet, spice-tinged red fruits and candied flowers. Quite suave and seamless, boasting striking purity to its red fruit- and mineral-driven finish. Those who decry the ripeness and heady character of most Chateauneufs owe it to themselves to try this wine." (1/2014)94 points Wine Spectator: "Rock-solid, with a hefty core of fig, blackberry and black cherry fruit, wrapped in chestnut and tobacco leaf notes and c ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) New! Top Pick!
2012 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "What I think might end up being the best Beaucastel since the 1990 or 2001, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape offers a full-bodied, decadent style to go with awesome black and blue fruits, garrigue, licorice, crushed flowers and violets. The purity here is truly something, and it has fabulous mid-palate concentration, building tannin and massive texture. Given all of the fruit and texture here, it will no doubt drink well in its youth, but it should still be alive and kicking after two decades as well. (JD)" (10/2014) 92-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby. Powerful aromas of candied ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2009 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2009 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The bottled 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is as compelling as I thought it would be after tasting it last year. A blend of 85% Grenache with the rest Syrah, Mourvedre and small dollops of the other authorized varietals, this wine tends to come from the estate’s holdings in the eastern sector of Chateauneuf du Pape. The opaque purple-colored 2009 exhibits magnificent, rich berry fruit intertwined with cedar, Christmas fruitcake, licorice, charcuterie, roasted meats, smoked duck, kirsch, blackberries and god knows what else. It is an amazingly co ...Read More » 


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2007 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2007 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee (of which I was lucky to find a magnum on a Paris bistro's wine list a week after my tasting at the estate) is a brilliant effort that ranks alongside the colossal 2003 Cuvee Reservee. A blend of approximately 85% Grenache, 8-9% Syrah, and the rest Mourvedre and other varietals from 50-100+ year old vines aged in foudre, it exhibits a dense plum/purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of beef blood, grilled herbs, barbecue smoke, lavender, sweet cassis and kirsch and a hint of Asian soy. The wine possesses ...Read More » 


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2012 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

97 points Wine Spectator: "A stunner, with a gorgeous cassis aroma that soars from the glass, reinforced by a core of cassis, cherry and plum pâte de fruit, hoisin sauce, warm ganache and well-roasted apple wood notes. Hefty, but suave and seamless. The finish lets graphite and licorice elements glide through. The structure is dense, polished and perfectly integrated, resulting in lovely length. Should be a beauty after cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2032." (9/2014)96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Moving to the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape, this is a vintage that’s loved by Paul-Vincent, and one that he compares to ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 Domaine de la Janasse "Chaupin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin rivals the 2007 Chaupin (to date the best Chaupin I have yet tasted). Made from 100% Grenache (3/4 destemmed), it boasts a dense black/purple color as well as unbelievable notes of raspberries, black cherries, licorice, truffles, camphor, forest floor and garrigue. This wine is stunningly concentrated, incredibly noble, precise and expansive on the palate with mouth-saturating intensity, glycerin and extract. It is an amazing example of impeccably grown old vine Grenache translated into a natural yet full-throttle red ...Read More » 


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2009 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is dominated by Grenache with major amounts of Mourvedre, Syrah and other authorized varietals. Its dense ruby/plum color is followed by aromas of smoked meats, roasted Provencal herbs, a gamy character and lots of kirsch, black currant and blue fruits. Rich and full-bodied, it is softer than most young vintages of Vieux Donjon tend to be, and should drink well for 12-15 years." (10/2011)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid purple. Powerful cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by a sexy floral nuance. Smooth and deep on the palate, offering juicy ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2009 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Wine Spectator: "Sinewy and reserved, with a light dusting of cocoa powder over the tangy damson plum, red licorice and cassis notes. The long, supple finish, with a lovely wafting note of Lapsang souchong tea, is packed with minerality and tight-grained tannins that will need time to fully evolve. One of the more backward 2009s, though this should pick up steam in the cellar. Best from 2013 through 2025." (11/2011)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 is showing better out of bottle than it was last year. Gorgeous kirsch liqueur notes, raspberry jam, forest floor, spice box, new saddle leather and a ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


1995 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1995 Cuvee Reservee exhibits an opaque black/purple color, and extraordinary rich, intense aromas of smoke, black raspberries, kirsch, and spice. Exceptionally full-bodied, with an unctuous texture, and a thick, rich, expansive mid-palate, this superbly concentrated wine appears to be a worthy rival to this estate's phenomenal 1989 and 1990. Interestingly, the average alcohol level achieved by Domaine du Pegau in 1995 was 14.5-15.5%. This is a blockbuster Chateauneuf du Pape. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2020. Last tasted 6/96." (1/1997) Wine Spectator: "This round, gene ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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RP 94

2005 Tardieu Laurent "Cuvée Speciale" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Wine Spectator: "Stunning, with a terrific range of fig sauce, blackberry confiture, blueberry and linzer torte flavors layered with spice, mesquite, fruit cake and sweet earth notes. The long finish is riveted by minerality. So lush and accessible that this may be burning the candle at both ends, but it does so beautifully. Drink now through 2023. 725 cases made." (4/2008) 92-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The deep ruby/purple colored 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Speciale reveals notes of tree bark, blackberry, kirsch, licorice, pepper, and roasted meats. It is full-bodied, tannic, has zesty acidity, an ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2008 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Wine Spectator: "Dark, inviting and very alluring, with captivating black tea, charred mesquite and kirsch aromas and flavors allied to a remarkably silky mouthfeel. Superlong, with mineral, violet, pepper and additional crushed cherry and plum fruit notes all gliding through the finish. Best from 2011 through 2027." (10/2010)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Vincent Avril fashioned one of the finest 2008 Chateauneuf du Papes of the appellation. Made from a classic blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and the rest an assortment of permitted varietals, it exhibits a dark color as well as a bouqu ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


2011 Xavier Vins "Cuvée Anonyme" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The top wine of the estate, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme is a hidden gem in the vintage! A blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise and Vaccarese, from 90-year-old vines and aged in one-third new barrels (although you wouldn’t know it), it possesses fabulous notes of blackberry and currant fruit, big minerality, roasted meats and leather. Full-bodied, with beautiful freshness, big tannin and a layered, thrillingly concentrated mid-palate, it will be better in another year or two, and have over 15 years of longevity. Drink 2015-2026. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 95

2005 Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Taut and reserved for now, with red plum and red currant notes held back by sinewy tannins and a racy minerality. Has solid length, and the flesh should fill out with cellaring. Best from 2008 through 2022." (10/2007)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. Strikingly fresh aromas of vibrant strawberry and cherry, gaining depth and ripeness with air. The darker fruits continue onto the palate, which is brightened by a spicy blood orange quality. Finishes with excellent snap and drive, especially for a "basic" bottling. This has gained richness since last year but not at the expense o ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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WS 92 ST 91

2003 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Horizontal
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2003 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Horizontal, including 1-bottle of 2003 Domaine de la Janasse "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (97RP, 96WE, 96WS, 95ST) and 1-bottle of 2003 Domaine de la Janasse "Chaupin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (95RP, 94WS, 92ST). Of the 2003 Domaine de la Janasse "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "A wine I’ve had more than a case of, sometimes with irregular results, the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes was drinking about as good as it gets on this occasion. As usual, it’s made in a deeper, richer style than the Chaupin and offers thrilling texture, a smoking mid-palate and nothing but gorgeous Grenache fruit on the finish. Loaded with notions of blackberry liqueur, kirsch, fruit cake and spice, enjoy this knockout effort over the coming 2-4 years or so. " (08/2014) 

This lot contains the following items:
2003 Domaine de la Janasse "Chaupin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (qty: 1)
2003 Domaine de la Janasse "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (qty: 1)


End Date: Aug 5 2015 2:00PM PT


1999 Domaine du Clos du Caillou "Quartz" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "With four great vintages of Chateauneuf du Pape, 1999 being the least impressive, readers should not miss out on any of the 1999s from Domaine du Caillou as I have seen them available at retail. No, they are not the 1998s, 2000s, or 2001s, but they are spectacular efforts that represent some of the finest wines of the vintage. Not bad! (RP)" (2/2003)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Wonderfully aromatic nose combines plum, redcurrant, smoked meat and chocolate. Mouthfilling, sweet and chewy, if currently a bit closed. Concentrated and rich but not yet totally harmonious. ...Read More » 


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RP 93 ST 92

2005 Domaine La Roquète Châteauneuf-du-Pape

90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Domaine La Roquete Chateauneuf du Pape has a deep ruby/purple color and a beautiful, sweet nose of ripe Grenache (think kirsch liqueur) along with raspberries, licorice, pepper, and some Provencal spiciness. About 30% stems were used in the making of this wine, and it is both powerful and elegant, with zesty acidity and moderately high tannin. It is an attractive wine that can be drunk early on or cellared for 12-15 years. (RP)" (2/2007)93 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2008* Layers of exotic fig, boysenberry and loganberry fruit ripple across the lush, dense s ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 90 - 93 WS 93

2004 Domaine La Roquete "L'Accent de Roquete" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $60.00)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape l’Accent La Roquete is super-rich, elegant, with beautiful raspberry and kirsch liqueur notes dominating the aromatics, a voluptuous, full-bodied mouthfeel with an almost Pinot Noir-like freshness and flavor profile. This is a beauty that can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years." (2/2007)92 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and structured, with blackberry, dark licorice, graphite and truffle notes. The long, solid finish has a nice buried minerality. Grenache and Mourvèdre. Best from 2008 through 2017. 330 cases made." (5/2007) Jancis Robinson: "Fireworks and minerals on t ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 93 WS 92


2004 Châteauneuf du Pape Mas de Boislauzon

90-92 points Robert Parker: "The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape (90% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre) has a deep ruby/purple color and finesse and elegance with its nuanced nose of black raspberries, cherries, spice box, and Provencal herbs. The wine has depth, medium to full body, beautiful purity and an expansive mid-palate and finish. It will be approachable young and evolve for 10-12 years." (02/06) 


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RP 90 - 92

2006 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As I stated last year, there is no Hommage a Jacques Perrin in 2006, but Beaucastel’s 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is performing even better from bottle than it did last year. Its dense plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet perfume of black truffles, camphor, earth, incense, new saddle leather, and loads of peppery, blackberry, and herb-infused, meaty, black cherry fruit. Deep, full-bodied, and dense, with sweet tannin, this explosively rich Chateauneuf is a stronger effort than the 2005, 2004, or 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028." (10/2008) ...Read More » 


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2012 Mas de Boislauzon "Cuvée du Quet" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Even more impressive and a candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Quet (pronounced 'kay') is a blend of 80% tank-aged Grenache and 20% barrel-aged Mourvedre. A big, massive wine, with decadent roasted herbs, black and red fruits, licorice and scorched earth, this full-bodied, mouth-filling and brilliantly concentrated effort doesn’t lack for texture or richness, yet remains fresh and very drinkable. It should drink well for 15-20 years. Drink 2014-2032. (JD)" (10/2013) 91-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright purple. Deeply pitched aromas of blackcurr ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


2012 Domaine de Ferrand Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is jaw-dropping good! Made from 92% Grenache and the rest a mix of permitted varieties, aged all in concrete tank, it boasts fabulous notes of truffles, damp earth, wild herbs and both kirsch and darker berry fruit. Full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and even voluptuous, it covers the mouth with fruit, has sweet tannin and a hard-to-resist personality. Drink this beauty over the coming decade or longer. Enough can’t be said about the quality coming from this tiny estate, and proprietor Philippe Bravey is fashioning one of ...Read More » 


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2007 Tardieu-Laurent "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

96 points Wine Spectator: "This is crammed with a massive core of blueberry compote, braised fig and mulled blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors, all wound up with graphite tannins and backed by a strong, iron-filled spine. This has serious depth and drive, with gorgeous mocha and espresso aromatics flittering throughout. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2010 through 2024." (1/2009) 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is fashioned from old vine Grenache (90%) and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre, the last two components aged in new oak. The fruit comes from parcels ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2005 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Laurence" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence appears to be the finest example of this wine since the 1998. Wonderfully rich, concentrated notes of roasted Provencal herbs, jammy black cherries, new saddle leather, and loamy soil are present in this stunningly rich, full-bodied wine. With excellent concentration, moderate tannin, and fabulous length as well as intensity, it should be released in 2009-2010, and will keep for 20-25 years." (10/2008)96 points Wine Spectator: "This old-school version shows the dense, grippy profile of the vintage, with a great tannic backbone running thr ...Read More » 


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1989 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Beaurenard

89 points Robert Parker: "The 1989 is a highly seductive, charming Chateauneuf du Pape. Although it does not have the intensity of fruit and depth of the 1990, it is medium- to full-bodied, round, generous, and perfumed (coffee, hickory, berry, and herbs dominate), with a supple, juicy finish. Anticipated maturity: now-2000. Last tasted 6/95." (Rhone Book, 1997) According to the Wine Spectator: "Pretty and seductive, with lovely plum and berry aromas. Full- to medium-bodied, with pretty fruit flavors and a silky mouthfeel.--Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospec... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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