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Library Wine Department - Featuring New Arrivals - 11/30/2017 - Cabernet Sauvignon (domestic)

Our Library Wine Department is a treasure trove of some of the most highly collectible and sought after wines in the market. From classic Bordeaux estates to the hottest new cult wineries, our selection is guaranteed to impress.

Highlighted this week are thrilling new arrivals.. In this list you’ll find bottlings from: Margaux, William Fèvre, Araujo, Joh. Jos. Prüm, Fonseca, and more. Whether you are looking for a bottle for a special occasion or to add to your collection, we have the depth of stock to meet whatever your needs may be.

Vintage Item Name Score Qty Retail Link
2003 Canon-La Gaffelière, St-Emilion 92 1 $79.99 View
1998 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac 1 $79.99 View
2003 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac 93 1 $89.99 View
1978 d'Angludet, Margaux (Very High Shoulders) 9 $69.99 View
1983 Doisy Daene, Barsac 90 1 $64.99 View
1996 d'Yquem, Sauternes 96 1 $269.99 View
1990 Gloria, St-Julien 89 4 $74.99 View
2002 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Previously 400) 93 1 $369.99 View
1989 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes 92 1 $79.99 View
1995 Lafon-Rochet, St-Estèphe 2 $69.99 View
2010 Le Puy, Cotes de Francs 2 $24.99 View
2009 Le Puy, Cotes de Francs 1 $24.99 View
1983 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien 94 3 $239.99 View
2000 Margaux, Margaux (Lightly Scuffed Label) 2 $999.99 View
1986 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (very high shoulder, lightly nicked label) 100 1 $899.99 View
1995 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac 93 6 $169.99 View
1989 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac 95 10 $249.99 View
2000 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux 93 1 $79.99 View
1986 Rieussec, Sauternes 93 1 $89.99 View
2003 Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan 93 1 $89.99 View
2001 Suduiraut, Sauternes 98 1 $94.99 View
2013 Domaine Bruno Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Blanchot Dessus" 92 1 $99.99 View
1990 Domaine Coste-Caumartin Pommard 1er Cru "Clos Des Boucherottes" 95 4 $129.99 View
1990 Domaine Coste-Caumartin Pommard 1er Cru "Clos Des Boucherottes" (Wine Stained Label) 95 2 $129.99 View
2009 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Le Cailleret" 92 1 $89.99 View
2004 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Nicked Label 1 $99.99 View
2012 Domaine Joblot Givry 1er Cru "Clos du Cellier Aux Moines" 2 $44.99 View
2007 Domaine Long Depaquit (Albert Bichot) Chablis Grand Cru "Blanchots" 91 2 $49.99 View
2003 Domaine Louis Jadot Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru 96 2 $199.99 View
2009 Domaine Michel Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru "Les Grands Epenots" 1 $89.99 View
2010 Domaine Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 90 1 $59.99 View
2012 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Bousselots" 92 1 $79.99 View
2008 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru "Grenouilles" 1 $69.99 View
2009 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos" 95 1 $99.99 View
2002 Lucien Le Moine Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 97 2 $324.99 View
2014 Acumen "Mountainside" Napa Valley Red Wine 1 $44.99 View
2008 Alpha Omega ''Late Harvest'' Napa Valley Dessert Wine (375ml) 1 $44.99 View
2008 Amuse Bouche "Vin Perdu" Napa Valley Red Blend 93 6 $79.99 View
1993 Anderson's Conn Valley "Estate Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 90 1 $49.99 View
2006 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Red Blend 92 3 $99.99 View
2007 Araujo "Altagracia" Estate Napa Valley Red 91 10 $99.99 View
2005 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 92 9 $109.99 View
2008 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 91 11 $99.99 View
2009 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 92 10 $99.99 View
2011 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 92 6 $99.99 View
1994 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 95 1 $269.99 View
2005 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Syrah 93 5 $114.99 View
2007 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Syrah 92 2 $99.99 View
2006 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Syrah 92 5 $99.99 View
2009 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Syrah 96 4 $139.99 View
2011 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Syrah 94 9 $119.99 View
2008 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Syrah 97 1 $139.99 View
2013 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Viognier 9 $74.99 View
2012 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Viognier 3 $74.99 View
2010 Araujo "Eisele" Napa Valley Syrah 96 5 $159.99 View
2010 Araujo Estate "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 95 5 $54.99 View
1997 Arrowood "Réserve Spéciale" Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 97 1 $299.99 View
1997 Atalon "Beckstoffer" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 92 1 $119.99 View
1997 Atalon "Mountain Estates" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 91 1 $59.99 View
2004 August West "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 90 2 $39.99 View
2005 August West "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah 6 $29.99 View
2004 August West "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah 6 $29.99 View
2003 Baldacci "Brenda's Vineyard" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2 $79.99 View
1985 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 11 $84.99 View
1997 Beringer "Marston Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 92 1 $89.99 View
1986 Beringer "Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 90 8 $99.99 View
2006 Blankiet "Paradise Hills Vineyard" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 95 3 $159.99 View
2005 Blankiet "Paradise Hills Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 95 1 $149.99 View
2010 Carlisle "Martinelli Road" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 92 3 $49.99 View
2006 Carver Sutro "Palisades Vineyard" Napa Valley Petite Sirah 3 $29.99 View
2003 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 94 1 $119.99 View
2005 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 93 6 $109.99 View
2011 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 3 $44.99 View
2012 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $47.00) 93 3 $44.99 View
2012 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay (Previously $45.00) 92 3 $39.99 View
2013 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 5 $39.99 View
2012 Checkerboard "Impetuous" Diamond Mountain Proprietary Red 1 $119.99 View
2012 Clark-Claudon "Eternity" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $129.99 View
2002 Cristom "Louise Vineyard" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (1.5L) 92 1 $99.99 View
2009 Dalla Valle "Collina" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 3 $89.99 View
2011 Dalla Valle "Collina" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 93 12 $89.99 View
2008 Dalla Valle "Collina" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 12 $89.99 View
2006 Darioush "Shahpar" Napa Valley Late Harvest White Blend (375ml) 2 $24.99 View
2002 Darioush Napa Valley Shiraz 91 1 $59.99 View
1998 David Arthur Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $49.99 View
2013 Davis Estates Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $59.99 View
1991 Dominus Estate Napa Valley Proprietary Red 99 1 $329.99 View
2006 Drinkward Peschon "Entre Deux Mères" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 93 2 $69.99 View
2013 Duckhorn "Three Palms Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot 93 2 $89.99 View
2001 Elan Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2 $34.99 View
2014 Fait-Main "Sleeping Lady Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $149.99 View
2013 Fantesca Russian River Valley Chardonnay 6 $49.99 View
1987 Groth Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 3 $69.99 View
1985 Groth Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 91 3 $89.99 View
1985 Groth Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (somewhat torn label) 93 1 $89.99 View
1987 Groth Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (somewhat torn label) 1 $69.99 View
1998 Harlan "The Maiden" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 91 1 $159.99 View
2004 Harlan Estate Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 98 1 $549.99 View
2008 Harris Estate "Jake's Creek" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 5 $69.99 View
2006 Harris Estate "Lakeview Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 91 6 $79.99 View
2008 Herb Lamb "HL" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 1 $199.99 View
2004 Herb Lamb "HL" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2 $109.99 View
2006 Hospices Of Sonoma (Freeman) Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 8 $34.99 View
2001 Hunnicutt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 12 $39.99 View
2001 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 98 1 $299.99 View
2010 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 97 1 $199.99 View
2013 Kapcsandy Family "Grand Vin - State Lane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 100 54 $549.99 View
2003 Karl Lawrence "Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 3 $119.99 View
2008 Karl Lawrence "Beckstoffer-To Kalon Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon(etched label) 1.5L 1 $249.99 View
2003 Karl Lawrence Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 91 1 $59.99 View
2002 Karl Lawrence Reserve "Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon 3 $119.99 View
2007 Keever Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon 92 12 $89.99 View
2008 Keever Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon 91 12 $89.99 View
2006 Keever Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon 6 $89.99 View
2008 Keever Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 1 $179.99 View
2005 Keever Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 1 $159.99 View
2003 Kelly Fleming Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $69.99 View
2004 Kelly Fleming Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 90 1 $59.99 View
2005 Kelly Fleming Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $59.99 View
2006 Kenefick Ranch "Chris's Cuvee" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $49.99 View
2015 Kind Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 1 $79.99 View
2003 Lewis Cellars "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $89.99 View
1997 Lokoya "Mount Veeder" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 98 1 $199.99 View
2012 Marcassin "Marcassin Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 100 8 $399.99 View
2005 Maybach Family "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 96 6 $219.99 View
2006 Maybach Family "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 96 5 $199.99 View
2008 Maybach Family "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 96 4 $219.99 View
2014 Morlet "Coeur de Vallée" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $169.99 View
2014 Morlet "Passionnément" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $219.99 View
2008 Next of Kyn (Sine Qua Non) "Cumulus Vineyard No. 2" Central Coast Syrah 96 2 $499.99 View
2012 Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot 1 $24.99 View
2001 Opus One Napa Valley Proprietary Red 95 1 $329.99 View
2011 Orin Swift "Palermo" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 3 $39.99 View
2013 Orin Swift "Palermo" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $44.99 View
2012 Outpost "True Vineyard" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 96 1 $199.99 View
2013 Outpost "True Vineyard" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 99 1 $249.99 View
2009 Palmaz Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $99.99 View
1998 Paloma Napa Valley Merlot 1 $39.99 View
2012 Peay Vineyards "Pomarium" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 94 6 $54.99 View
2012 Peay Vineyards "Scallop Shelf" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 94 6 $59.99 View
2005 Pharaoh Moans "WestSide" Paso Robles Red Blend 1 $44.99 View
2006 Pharaoh Moans "Westside" Paso Robles Syrah 92 6 $59.99 View
2007 Pharaoh Moans "Westside" Paso Robles Syrah 6 $69.99 View
2005 Pharaoh Moans "WestSide" Paso Robles Syrah 91 6 $44.99 View
2002 Pine Ridge "Charmstone" Napa Valley Proprietary Red 1 $39.99 View
2010 Realm Cellars "The Bard" Napa Valley Red Blend 92 1 $109.99 View
2008 Relic Wines "Artefact" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 1 $129.99 View
2013 Reverie "Special Reserve" Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $59.99 View
2001 Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $69.99 View
2005 Rochioli "East Block" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 3 $149.99 View
2005 Rochioli "Little Hill" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 3 $109.99 View
2005 Rochioli "West Block" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 100 3 $199.99 View
2006 Roy Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 94 6 $89.99 View
1998 Rudd "Jericho Canyon Vineyard" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 95 1 $89.99 View
2009 Sawyer "Estate" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2 $29.99 View
2001 Sbragia Family "Rancho Del Oso" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $69.99 View
2015 Schrader "Beckstoffer To Kalon, RBS" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 97 1 $339.99 View
2007 Sea Smoke "Botella" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 1 $99.99 View
2008 Sea Smoke "Botella" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 1 $99.99 View
2013 Sea Smoke "Botella" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 1 $99.99 View
2014 Sodhani Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $69.99 View
1995 St Clement Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2 $49.99 View
2013 Stanton Vineyards Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 92 1 $59.99 View
2013 Stewart Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $59.99 View
1999 Switchback Ridge "Peterson Family Vineyard" Napa Valley Petite Sirah 91 2 $89.99 View
2009 Tetra Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 5 $59.99 View
2014 Trujillo "Gary Morisoli Vineyard" Reserve Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $109.99 View
2013 Turnbull "Fortuna" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 99 1 $199.99 View
2013 Turnbull "Reserve" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 96 1 $99.99 View
2013 Venge "Bone Ash Vineyard" Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 96 1 $139.99 View
Vineyard 29 "Hurricane Cuvée" Napa Red 19 $29.99 View
1994 Vineyard 29 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 90 1 $89.99 View
1996 White Cottage Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 90 2 $49.99 View
2005 William Cole "Cuvee Claire" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 4 $119.99 View
2006 William Cole "Cuvée Claire" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 3 $119.99 View
2003 William Cole "Cuvée Claire" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $109.99 View
2004 William Cole "Cuvée Claire" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 95 2 $129.99 View
2009 Williams Selyem "Flax Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 95 2 $79.99 View
2012 Williams Selyem "Hirsch Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 95 5 $99.99 View
2012 Wise Acre Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $69.99 View
2012 ZD Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1 $49.99 View
1999 Balthasar Ress Hattenheimer Nussbrunnen Riesling Beerenauslese Goldkapsel Auction Rheingau (375ml) 92 1 $79.99 View
1987 Bert Simon Eitelsbacher Marienholz Riesling Eiswein (375ml) 1 $59.99 View
2011 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Auslese Nahe (375ml) 94 2 $44.99 View
1998 Grans-Fassian Riesling Eiswein (375ml) 91 1 $59.99 View
2010 Jakob Schneider Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Spätlese 2 $29.99 View
2001 Joh. Jos. Christoffel Urziger Wurzgarten Eiswein (375mL) 1 $89.99 View
1996 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Goldkapsel Auslese (375ml) 1 $79.99 View
2011 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 92 3 $34.99 View
2009 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 93 1 $44.99 View
2003 Messmer Burrweiler Schäwer Trockenbeerenauslese (375ml) 1 $99.99 View
1998 Peter Jakob Kühn Riesling Beerenauslese (375ml) 1 $49.99 View
1997 Peter Jakob Kühn Riesling Trokenbeerenauslese (375ml) 1 $89.99 View
1989 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Scharzhofberger Riesling Beerenauslese Mosel (375ml) 94 1 $99.99 View
2005 Schloss Schonborn Riesling Beerenauslese (375ML) 1 $59.99 View
1985 St. Martinshof Siefersheimer Rheingrafenstein Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese (375ml) 1 $84.99 View
1989 von Hövel Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Eiswein (375ml) 1 $79.99 View
1976 von Zwierlein Winkeler Jesuitengarten Riesling Spatlese Rheingau (depressed cork) 1 $79.99 View
2010 Domenico Clerico "Ciabot Mentin Ginestra" Barolo 95 1 $79.99 View
2000 Felsina Vin Santo (375ml) 1 $34.99 View
1999 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Masseto" Toscana 96 1 $624.99 View
1985 Fonseca Vintage Port (Previously $120) 96 1 $109.99 View
2000 Fonseca Vintage Port 96 2 $84.99 View
1994 Graham's Vintage Port 96 2 $99.99 View
Taylor 40 Year Old Tawny Port 95 1 $159.99 View
1997 Taylor Vintage Port 96 4 $89.99 View
2000 Taylor Vintage Port 98 4 $99.99 View
2003 Taylor Vintage Port 97 3 $89.99 View
2012 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape 94 12 $69.99 View
2000 E. Guigal "Château d'Ampuis" Côte-Rotie 94 1 $89.99 View
2001 Arvay "Sweet Life" Tokaji (500ml) 1 $34.99 View
2000 Árvay János Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos (500ml) 1 $49.99 View
1995 The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokay Aszu 5 Puttonyos, Hungary (250ml) 1 $29.99 View


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2003 Canon-La Gaffelière, St-Emilion - 1 available ($79.99)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Lots of blackberry, vanilla and cherry on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Well-structured. Solid wine here. Best after 2010." (03/2006)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is rich, ripe, with spicy tannins. The perfumes of violets give an intoxicating character to a black, fruity, balanced wine." (04/2006)

89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of St.-Emilions most consistently high quality estates...the 2003 is a soft, relatively evolved style of wine. Up-front and forward, with a complex, perfumed (smoke, incense, fruitcake) style, it offers creme de cassis, cherry, plum, fig, incense, and cedar characteristics on the palate. The round, opulent attack quickly fades in the finish. Nevertheless, it possesses plenty of appeal, and is the most accessible Canon-La-Gaffeliere I have tasted. Drink it over the next decade." (04/2006)

K&L Notes: Clyde Beffa, K&L's Bordeaux Buyer: "Reserved style. At UGC tasting it was very fruity and meaty on the nose. Some smoky nuances. Soft and supple. In balance and elegant style. A bit dry finish, but very good overall. *.5" (04/04)

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1998 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac - 1 available ($79.99)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1998 Château Clerc-Milon maintains that serious, stoic-faced bouquet that is underpinned by dusky black fruit, forest floor and a touch of liquorice coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit on the entry, the Merlot quite expressive here and imparting a seductive smooth texture. (NM)" (01/2017)

Wine Spectator: "Aromas of earth, spices and blackberry follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a delicate fruity finish. Some currant. (JS, Web-2009)"

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2003 Clerc-Milon, Pauillac - 1 available ($89.99)

93 points James Suckling: "Slightly cooked fruit on the nose, with a toasted oak and meaty character. Full bodied, with round and chewy tannins and loads of fruit. Big and burly, I like it." (03/2011)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Loads of licorice and currants follow through to a full-bodied palate, with lots of refined tannins and a long, long finish. This is very structured and layered. (JS)" (03/2006)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dense ruby/purple-colored 2003 is surprisingly fresh and crisp, displaying no signs of the vintages extreme heat. This full-bodied, powerful, rich, backward, dense, tannic effort reveals notes of Chinese black tea, creme de cassis, licorice, and melted chocolate. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring, and drink it over the next two decades. (RP) 91+" (04/2006)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium ruby-red. Liqueur-like dark berries complicated by truffle, leather and cooler herbal notes. Fat, sweet and rich in a rather full-blown style. This was quite closed a year ago in barrel but now offers considerable early appeal. Finishes with suave tannins. (ST)" (05/2006)

K&L Notes: 91 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Carmenere, and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2003 has a typical ’03 bouquet where there is a sense of some dead fruit. It is there, but it is not animated. The palate is sweet and sensual on the liquorice-tinged entry. There is more cohesion and freshness than many of its peers with a delightful balsamic tinged finish. This is very fine for the vintage, even if the bottle in London a couple of weeks before showed even better. Drink now-2020." (01/2014)

1978 d'Angludet, Margaux (Very High Shoulders) - 9 available ($69.99)

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1983 Doisy Daene, Barsac - 1 available ($64.99)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Doisy-Daene finished its harvest 1 month after dYquem, and has possibly produced this property's finest wine in over two decades. A big, ripe bouquet of pineapples, peaches, and spring flowers is very attractive. On the palate, the wine is concentrated, full bodied, and unctuous, without being too heavy or alcoholic. Excellent acidity suggests a long, eventful evolution. (RP)" (03/1990)

Wine Spectator: "A pleasant drink and there's even some complexity...Light gold, waxy and sulfury on the nose, sugary sweet, oak, honey, pear, apricot on the palate." (01/1998)

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1996 d'Yquem, Sauternes - 1 available ($269.99)

96 points Wine Spectator: "This leans toward the tropical side, with mango and guava notes out front, while maple, date, blood orange and citrus oil flavors fill in behind. The finish kicks into another gear, taking off with honeysuckle, orange blossom and frangipane accents. Has almost unbridled power today, while maintaining serious cut. A very impressive showing in a rather overlooked vintage.Non-blind Yquem vertical (July 2014). Drink now through 2035. (JM, Web-2014)"

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Light gold with a tight but promising nose of roasted hazelnuts intermixed with creme brulee, vanilla beans, honey, orange marmalade, and peaches, this medium to full-bodied offering reveals loads of power in its restrained, measured personality. There is admirable acidity, weight, texture, and purity in this impeccably made Yquem. However, patience will be a virtue. (RP)" (04/2003)

Jancis Robinson: "Served at The Clove Club's Bordeaux lunch with roast foie gras, loquat, hazelnut and amaranth - a particularly successful combination. Deep orangey gold. Masses of botrytis exhibited on the rich nose full of pungent lanolin. The finish was fresh and clean and the sweetness, if on a scale of 1 to 10, would be about 7. Lots of weight and presence - really very majestic. No hurry whatsoever to drink this. 18.5/20 Points" (05/2015)

1990 Gloria, St-Julien ($74.99)

89 points Wine Spectator: "Understated, with plum, vanilla and new oak flavors and silky, racy tannins. A firm, sleek wine to drink after 1997." (03/93)

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2002 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan (Previously 400) - 1 available ($369.99)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Complex aromas of blackberries, tobacco and cedar follow through to a full-bodied palate, with ripe, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Very beautiful. (JS)" (03/2005)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good ruby-red. Redcurrant, plum, tobacco and flowers on the nose. Suave and light on its feet, with excellent integrated acidity framing and extending the flavors. Classy and classic wine, finishing with ripe, building tannins. This would be perfect with a cigar. (ST) 92+" (06/2005)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted blind at Farrs 2002 Bordeaux tasting. Very good intensity on the nose with blackberry, black olive, gravel and hot bricks/cedar. Great definition. The full-bodied palate is very dense and sturdy with gripping tannins. Very precise, obviously a lot of craftsmanship, but not as complex as some of the other First Growth 02s with autumn leaves fluttering down upon the elegant finish. A lovely wine to drink rather than intellectualize over. (NM)" (01/2010)

K&L Notes: Château Haut-Brion is one of the five First Growth wines of Bordeaux, and the only one from Graves. Located on two hillocks of gravel over clay and sand in Pessac for a classic Graves terroir. It is the oldest wine estate in Bordeaux and was even served to Charles II! The estate is now owned and lovingly managed by the Dillon family, the royal family of Luxembourg.

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1989 La Tour Blanche, Sauternes ($79.99)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Intense and exotic; ripe and rich botrytis flavors explode on the palate to a long finish. Very sweet and full in body, it packs in the spice, white pepper, cream, coffee, quince and dried apricot notes." (04/1995)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Although loosely structured, the 1989 reveals plenty of intense, honeyed fruit in a rich, authoritative, full-bodied format. A big, powerhouse, sweet, heavy wine with a penetrating fragrance of honey and flowers, this generously endowed wine already drinks well, but can easily last for 15-20 years. (RP)" (01/1998)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Orange-tinged color. Highly complex aromas of grilled nuts, fresh basil and game; a dried pineapple scent emerged with aeration. Rich, honeyed and very concentrated, with suggestions of tropical and exotic fruits (orange, pineapple, mango). (ST)" (07/1998)

Jancis Robinson: "Deepish gold. Complex honeyed richness on the nose, still with barley sugar notes, and bags of spice. Tastes somehow of gold a sort of oily minerality through the heart of all those complex botrytis orange flavours. Some almond paste but really so hard to describe. Quince paste, sour and sweet all at once. Very long and incredibly complex. (JH)" (04/2013)

K&L Notes: 91 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "A mature, amber hue. A delicate nose of orange peel, honey, marmalade and almonds. The palate is well balanced with good acidity, notes of tangy marmalade, apple, orange zest and a sprinkling of coconut. This has a nice roundness to it, the oak well-integrated and good cohesion towards the finish. Very fine indeed and drinking perfectly nose. " (03/2008)

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1995 Lafon-Rochet, St-Estèphe - 2 available ($69.99)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine may merit an outstanding score after several more years in the bottle. Although it has closed down since bottling, it is an impressively endowed, rich, sweet cassis smelling and tasting Lafon-Rochet. The wine's impressively saturated deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by vanillin, earth, and spicy scents, medium to full body, excellent to outstanding richness, and moderate tannin in the powerful, well-delineated finish. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2018. The Tesseron family, who have done so much to propel Pontet-Canet into the limelight, continue to upgrade the quality of Lafon-Rochet. The above effort is a tannic, backward wine that will require patience." (02/1998)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Very good deep ruby-red. Smoke and currants on the nose. Black raspberry, minerals and graphite on the palate." (05/1998)

Wine Spectator: "A little herbal, with tobacco and berry character, medium to full body and a silky finish. (Web-2007)"

Jancis Robinson: "Very bright crimson. Quite gamey and evolved on the nose. Lots of minerals there too. Not heavy. Quite delicate really. In that its a light-bodied but very evolved wine. A little drying on the end." (02/2011)

K&L Notes: This wine resembles the 1995 Pontet-Canet (which is also made by the Tesseron family) in the fruit, but is just a tad softer. It has an intriguing nuance of oriental spice and fine balance. It also needs some time in the cellar.

2010 Le Puy, Cotes de Francs ($24.99)

2009 Le Puy, Cotes de Francs ($24.99)

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1983 Léoville-Las Cases, St-Julien - 3 available ($239.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at the Las-Cases off-line at The Square. Many years have passed since I last tasted the 83 Las-Cases. It is reticent at first, like and old tongue-tied friend entering the room, then it blossoms with aeration offering scents of leather, chestnut, brambly black fruit and freshly rolled tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied with melted red-berry fruits, firm tannins and superb balance. Hints of bell pepper and sandalwood furnish the long, harmonious finish. This is a wonderful wine for the vintage that is drinking perfectly now. (NM-Wine Journal)" (07/2011)

Wine Spectator: "A deceptive Bordeaux which shows extremely gamy, roasted, ripe fruit character, medium body and a silky, slightly austere mouthfeel." (10/1994)

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2000 Margaux, Margaux (Lightly Scuffed Label) - 2 available ($999.99)

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1986 Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac (very high shoulder, lightly nicked label) - 1 available ($899.99)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I cant see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection. Drink now to 2045+. Tasted March 2009. (LPB)" (05/2009)

99 points Wine Spectator: "Ageless, yet balanced. Black color. Mint, mineral, berry and cherry. Full-bodied, chewy and tight. Long, long finish. A great, great wine.--Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now." (06/2001)

98 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Very deep, saturated ruby with only a hint of garnet at the rim. Ripe red and black fruits, mint, vanilla, minerals and delicate black pepper on the captivating nose. Very rich, big and deep, with a luscious texture and ripe flavors similar to the aromas. Finishes smoothly tannic and very long, with building sweetness. This gorgeous Mouton, though massively built, also reflects the long hang time of the berries, which led to a perfect polymerization of its tannins and a fleshy structure. Still very much an infant: I wouldn't touch a bottle for at least another ten years. I also like the fact that, although it's very sweet and creamy, strong acidity (note the lower-than-usual pH) is keeping it vibrant. This vintage is the first in which Mouton vinified its young vines separately and only used those vats judged to be of grand cru quality. Following a slowdown in physiological ripening during August, the late harvest (October 2-16) permitted a longer growing curve. Tourbier noted that 'petit verdot needs its head in the sun and its feet in the water, and as it had been initially planted on one of the highest, coolest sites at Mouton, a mistake on our part, it rarely ripened enough to be included in the grand vin, and this explains why we hardly used it in the older vintages.'" (08/2011)

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1995 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac - 6 available ($169.99)

93 points James Suckling: "This is surprisingly delicate and fine now with currant and spice character and hints nuts. It is full body with refined texture and a beautiful finish." (06/2016)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A stylish, elegant, more restrained style of Pichon Baron, with less obvious new oak than usual, this deep ruby/purple-colored wine offers a pure black currant-scented nose with subtle aromas of coffee and smoky toasty oak. In the mouth, the wine displays less weight and muscle than the 1996, but it offers suave, elegant, rich fruit presented in a medium to full-bodied, surprisingly lush style. (RP)" (02/1998)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Blackberry, with violet and currant undertones. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. A little tight still. Give it some time. This is layered and rich. Classy. A little better than I remember. (JS, Web Only-2007)"

K&L Notes: 94 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "Tasted at the London Pichon-Baron off-line. Tasted single blind, this has a deep garnet core. The nose has wonderful lift with blackberry, cassis, espresso and fireside hearth. Great definition although there is still just a little oak to be subsumed. The palate has very good weight and concentration, firm tannins, pure blackberry, kirsch and perhaps just a faint touch of VA that just lends the finish a sense of sensuality and decadence. Superb. Drink 2010-2025." (09/2009)

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1989 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac - 10 available ($249.99)

95 points Wine Spectator: "What a nose here, from crushed mulberry to tanned leather to tar. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins that are soft and caressing, like cashmere. This is so tight and powerful still; it seems to be holding back. Be patient, because it will open with another five or six years of bottle age. Hard to wait. So why do it? (JS, Web-2010)"

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at Robersons 1989 Bordeaux horizontal. The Pichon-Baron 89 has a lucid garnet core. The nose is very pure and well defined with small black cherries, blueberry, a touch of iodine, mint and a pastille quality coming through. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a saline tang on the entry that I has not been as pronounced on previous bottles, very good acidity with a firm structure and youthful zeal that is irresistible. Wonderful harmony here. The 89 is jousting with the 90 for supremacy and on this performance, it may well be overtaking it. Superb. Drink now-2025. (NM)" (11/2010)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Impressive saturated ruby color. Pure, classic Pauillac aromas of black cherry, bitter chocolate, menthol and flowers. Very intensely flavored, precise and penetrating, with an extremely primary flavor of cassis. Almost magically light on its feet owing to its rather strong acidity. A very young, extremely long wine with great tensile strength. 94+ Points (ST)" (07/2002)

Jancis Robinson: "Stunning wine, one of the very best 1989s. Rich blackish crimson with a rich nose that is still very sweet and fragrant. But the wine is lovely and refreshing too. Almost minty and aromatic. This stands up well to comparison with the first growths. Bravo! 18.5/20 Points" (05/2013)

2000 Prieuré-Lichine, Margaux - 1 available ($79.99)

93 points James Suckling: "This is very dense and rich now with sweet tobacco, dried berry and mahogany character. Full body with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. A long life ahead of it. Improving with age." (07/2013)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Under new ownership, Prieuré-Lichine continues its rapid quality improvement. The wine is concentrated, with dark tannins and brooding fruit, dominated by new wood. It is rich, but also structured for a steady development..." (06/2003)

91 points Wine Spectator: "A solid young red, with big, velvety tannins and lots of ripe fruit, tobacco and chocolate character. Long, fresh finish. One of the best Prieuré-Lichine in a long, long time." (03/2003)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Undeniably the finest Prieure-Lichine in 30-40 years, this textured, rich, medium to full-bodied 2000 boasts a dark ruby/purple color in addition to a knock-out nose of black cherries, cassis, tobacco leaf, cocoa, and toasty oak in the background. The wine is sweet on the attack, full-bodied, and well-textured, with oodles of fruit and glycerin. This is sexy stuff that can be drunk early, but will age gracefully for 15-16 years. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2026. Bravo! (RP)" (04/2003)

1986 Rieussec, Sauternes - 1 available ($89.99)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at Lafite-Rothschild, the 1986 Rieussec put in a supremely confident performance and in fact, looked more youthful than the 1996. It has a focused and energetic bouquet with scents of dried honey, lychee and slightly resinous, almost Azsu-like aromas. After three decades you have to admire the undimmed energy conveyed by this Rieussec. The palate is fresh and lively, with crisp acidity, very energetic with hints of toffee apple and quince infusing the honeyed fruit. I prefer this to the 1996: there is more animation and tension from start to finish, impressive length and a spicy aftertaste. This is simply superb and begs the question: Is this actually improving in bottle? I attach a plus-sign to my score just in case! Tasted July 2016. (NM)" (01/2017)

Jancis Robinson: "From halves and in fine fettle. Deep gold rather than the more usual tawny of Rieussec. Still tangy and lively with the freshness still masking the obvious richness. (17.5/20 points)" (09/2013)

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2003 Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge, Pessac-Léognan - 1 available ($89.99)

93 points James Suckling: "A wonderful nose of spices, dark fruits, and hot stones in the vineyard. On the palate it has a full body, displaying power and solidity. Beautiful polished tannins, but this is still a bit young. You can drink this now, but it will be better if you pull the cork in 2013." (03/2011)

93 points Wine Spectator: " *Top 100 Wines of 2006* Loads of blackberry and licorice with hints of meat and smoked oak. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of very ripe and exotic fruit. Very exotic and wild. Rich finish. Best after 2009. (JS)" (03/2006)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A beauty of cassis, plum, tobacco leaf and spice, this dark plum/purple-hued, medium to full-bodied 2003 reveals sweet, round, cassis flavors. It has reached full maturity, but shows no signs of decline, and should continue to hold at this plateau for another decade. (RP)" (08/2014)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red with ruby highlights. Ripe, expressive nose offers plum, strawberry, currant and tobacco. Dense, fat and sweet, with lovely breadth but also excellent vinosity for the year. The red fruit, tobacco and smoke flavors are nicely framed by firm acids. Finishes broad and long, with sweet tannins and plenty of energy. Accessible now but should evolve positively for a decade or more. (ST)" (05/2006)

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2001 Suduiraut, Sauternes - 1 available ($94.99)

98 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous aromas of honey, passion fruit, mango and candied lemon rind. Full-bodied and ultraconcentrated, yet balanced and refined. It lasts for minutes on the palate. This has just about everything in the right place. Stunning. *Collectables, Ranked #9 on the Top 100 Wines of 2004* (JS)" (09/2004)

95 points Vinous: "Medium yellow-gold. Flamboyantly ripe, complex nose combines pineapple, apricot, toffee, clove and vanilla. Hugely sweet and rich, with deep, powerful flavors of honey, marzipan and toffee. A major mouthful of wine, with great lingering sweetness. Today, this makes the Rieussec seem almost polite by comparison. (ST)" (08/2004)

93 points James Suckling: "This is just starting to open up, with a dried lemon, meringue, pineapple, and honey. Full and very sweet with a spicy character. Long and tangy, yummy." (04/2012)

Jancis Robinson: "Stunning wine. Wonderful balance. Barley sugar sweetness but just the right amount of freshness. A bottle in great shape served by Brian Croser who reported that the late Len Evans in his Bordeaux phase (backed by his well-heeled friend Foxy) tried to buy Ch Suduiraut - and Ch Lascombes! 19/20 points (JR)" (03/2016)

2013 Domaine Bruno Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Blanchot Dessus" - 1 available ($99.99)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: " *Sweet Spot, Outstanding* A markedly floral-suffused nose exhibits additional notes of lemon rind, lilac blossom, ripe peach and apricot that are trimmed in subtle oak nuances. There is an almost painful intensity to the full-bodied and overtly muscular flavors that offer exceptional volume and richness before culminating in a saline, citrusy and mouth coating finale. At present this is quite reserved but my sense is that it will open up and become much more accessible after only a few years of bottle age. This too is good stuff and worth checking out." (06/2015)

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Blanchot-Dessus comes from their small 0.31 hectare parcel of vines. It has a tightly-knit bouquet at the moment, reluctantly revealing oyster shell and granitic scents with aeration. The palate is well balanced, quite elegant and harmonious, gliding across the mouth and finishing in understated style. This should drink well over the next decade. (NM)" (12/2014)

91 points Vinous: "Oily peach and orange zest aromas are complicated by crushed-stone minerality and spices. Voluminous and seamless, with harmonious acidity and rocky minerality giving the wine a powerful, tactile impression. Finishes very long and saline, with excellent texture for the year, not to mention very good aging potential. Colin told me he's drinking the 2009 and 2011 Blanchot Dessus now but that the 2010 and 2008 are not yet ready. (ST)" (09/2015)

1990 Domaine Coste-Caumartin Pommard 1er Cru "Clos Des Boucherottes" - 4 available ($129.99)

95 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 of 1992* Ripe but focused, this has a massive structure yet manages to remain elegant. A wine to put away for decades. From an exclusive vineyard owned only by Coste-Caumartin." (12/1992)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1990 Pommard 1er Cru Les Clos des Boucherottes has more finesse and complexity on the nose than the village cru, with black currant, wild strawberry, incense and dried flower aromas that remain attractive. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannins on the entry. (NM)" (12/2013)

1990 Domaine Coste-Caumartin Pommard 1er Cru "Clos Des Boucherottes" (Wine Stained Label) - 2 available ($129.99)

95 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 of 1992* Ripe but focused, this has a massive structure yet manages to remain elegant. A wine to put away for decades. From an exclusive vineyard owned only by Coste-Caumartin." (12/1992)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1990 Pommard 1er Cru Les Clos des Boucherottes has more finesse and complexity on the nose than the village cru, with black currant, wild strawberry, incense and dried flower aromas that remain attractive. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannins on the entry. (NM)" (12/2013)

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2009 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Le Cailleret" ($89.99)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: " *Outstanding* A deft touch of wood frames lemon and moderately exotic fruit aromas that include peach, mango and pear. There is excellent richness to the full-bodied, dense and mineral-inflected flavors that culminate in a naturally sweet, sappy and generous finish. This delicious effort is blessed with plenty of dry extract and while not classic in character, it's really quite attractive all the same." (02/2011)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Fat and textured wine, pushing towards the tropical fruit end of the spectrum, with sweetness, pineapple and ripe peach flavors. It does have a mineral edge, with butter and toast undertones." (09/2011)

2004 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Nicked Label - 1 available ($99.99)

2012 Domaine Joblot Givry 1er Cru "Clos du Cellier Aux Moines" ($44.99)

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2007 Domaine Long Depaquit (Albert Bichot) Chablis Grand Cru "Blanchots" - 2 available ($49.99)

91 points in Parker's Wine Advocate: "Melon and lime in the nose of Long-Depaquit 2007 Chablis Blanchots lead to a luscious, silken-textured but bright palate brimming with ripe peach and musk melon, accented by lemon pip, peach kernel, sizzling white pepper, and citrus zest. The alternation of cool, juicy fruit and caressing texture with pungency and subtle bitterness makes for a fascinating dynamic; and a sappy persistency of citrus and pit fruits mingles with subtly bitter, musky, and saline, sweaty notes in the finish. This should be worth following for at least 5-7 years." (David Schildknecht, 12/09)

2003 Domaine Louis Jadot Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru ($199.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Produced from 85-year old vines, the stellar 2003 Chapelle-Chambertin explodes from the glass with earthy black fruit aromas. A sappy, chewy, medium to full-bodied wine of considerable depth and concentration, it slathers the tasters palate with chunky layers of fleshy black cherries and blackberries. Intense, powerful, and backward, this stout masculine effort demands patience. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. (PR)" (08/2005)

92-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dee p ruby-red. Musky, highly nuanced aromas of wild black raspberry, game, leather and coffee. Wonderfully creamy and deep, with a penetrating character and strong minerality that reinforces the impression of firmness. Wonderfully resounding finish goes on and on. This extremely deep wine really transcends its vintage. The vines here are 85 years old. (ST)" (03/2005)

91-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A brooding yet knockout nose of superb spiciness, earth and very ripe plum notes gives way to soft, forward, mouth coating and impressively structured and concentrated flavors that offer plenty of depth and length. This is an extremely serious Chapelle that culminates in a marvelously explosive backend. In a word, terrific." (04/2005)

2009 Domaine Michel Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru "Les Grands Epenots" - 1 available ($89.99)

2010 Domaine Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet - 1 available ($59.99)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale, bright yellow. Musky white peach and pear aromas complicated by nuances of tangerine, menthol, stone and flowers. Juicy, pure and intense, showing lovely vibrancy and inner-mouth tension. This classic Chassagne finishes gripping and long, with flavors of white peach and white flowers. An excellent village wine, and much more bracing than a sample I tasted from barrel a year ago. (ST)" (09/2012)

Wine Spectator: "This white offers fine balance between the creamy texture and vibrant acidity, showing melon, apple, citrus and spice flavors. Fine length. Drink now through 2018. (BS, Web-2013)"

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Niellons 2010 Chassagne-Montrachet is soft, floral and quite pretty. This is a decidedly easygoing, approachable style for the year and village. (AG)" (08/2012)

2012 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Bousselots" ($79.99)

90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good bright, dark red. Deep aromas of black raspberry, minerals, smoke and flowers, along with notes of licorice and dark chocolate; ripe and sexy. A step up in density and finesse of texture from the Chaignots, offering good acid spine to its wild dark fruit flavors. Quite dry and uncompromising today, finishing bright and long, with serious tannins and a juicy character. A very good showing. (ST)" (01/2014)

90-92 points Vinous: "Darker tonalities of fruit emerge from the 2012 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Bousselots. Here the style is generous and ample, with layers of fruit that fill out the wine's broad shouldered frame nicely. Spice, menthol and pine notes appear later, adding further dimensions of complexity. The style is a bit burly and sauvage, but all the elements are nicely balanced just the same. (AG)" (01/2014)

89-91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "There is a gentle touch of wood spice to the very fresh, cool and pure nose that offers up notes of various red berries and a floral hint. There is good detail and a beguiling vibrancy to the saline and intense medium-bodied flavors that possess a firm and solidly persistent finish. If this can add a bit of depth during the course of its evolution it could merit the upper end of my projected range." (01/2014)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru les Bousselots has a mature bouquet, plenty of sous-bois notes: black truffle and Ceps and a sprig of mint. The palate is well balanced and appears to be just beginning to open up: blackberry red currant, sous-bois, quite a firm structure with some austerity coming toward the finish. (NM)" (06/2015)

Jancis Robinson: "Mid crimson. Tangy black-cherry aroma with light spice and vanilla sweetness but also a tiny bit stemmy, in an attractive way. Relatively light in the mouth but very moreish and fresh and full of life. Dry and firm in texture. (JH)" (01/2014)

2008 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru "Grenouilles" - 1 available ($69.99)

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2009 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos" - 1 available ($99.99)

95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Here the wood influence is somewhat more noticeable though not enough to materially detract from the otherwise pure, cool and high-toned white flower, stone and sea breeze suffused aromas that complement well the rich, powerful and intensely mineral-driven flavors that possess fine focus and verve on the explosively long and oyster shell-infused finish. This is seriously impressive in absolute terms but especially so in the context of the vintage." (10/2011)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Chablis Les Clos is a beauty. Stunningly rich and deep, it possesses gorgeous textural richness and depth in its layers of intensely perfumed peaches and apricots. The fruit totally saturates the palate with incredible depth and nuance in its perfume. Seductive and enthralling at first, the Clos turns positively explosive on the finish. Gorgeous, expressive scents linger on the close. Fevres parcels are on the limestone-rich upper slopes of Les Clos. About 50% of these vineyards were planted in the 1940s. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. (AG)" (08/2011)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale yellow. Subtle stone and citrus fruit aromas complicated by white pepper and a whiff of honey. Wonderfully rich and solid in the mouth, but with a distinct youthful austerity to the flavors of orange peel, iodine and pepper. The palate-dusting finish is tactile, dry and extremely long. This aristocratic wine is still an infant and may well merit an even higher score with extended cellaring. 93+ points (ST)" (07/2011)

2002 Lucien Le Moine Bonnes Mares Grand Cru - 2 available ($324.99)

97 points Wine Spectator: "Wrapped up tight; not much aroma or flavor. Shows sweetness and concentration midpalate, then the gripping structure takes over. Stays fresh, with a sense of verve on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2030. 100 cases made. (BS)" (05/2005)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fairly deep color. Gorgeous, sexy, wild, floral, and gamy nose is big and sweet with a upscale, classy sauvage. In the mouth, this is rich, ripe, and concentrated, a very generous wine. Still youthful and a little tight, we are nevertheless impressed with this wines concentration, structure, and vibrant acidity. Theres a lot of material here; reminds us of a Burgundian version of a Guigal La La Cote Rotie. Penetrating finish with good length. Not everyone loved the modern full-throttle style, but most did. The wine has plenty of life ahead." (03/2012)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good medium red. Wild, musky nose features balsamic roasted herbs, licorice and truffle. Thick, sweet and hugely concentrated, conveying a distinctly wild quality and an utterly seamless texture to the flavors of small berries, black olive and saline minerality. Very rich wine with a surprisingly firm if slightly high-toned back end. At its peak right now." (02/2016)

2014 Acumen "Mountainside" Napa Valley Red Wine - 1 available ($44.99)

2008 Alpha Omega ''Late Harvest'' Napa Valley Dessert Wine (375ml) - 1 available ($44.99)

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2008 Amuse Bouche "Vin Perdu" Napa Valley Red Blend ($79.99)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Vin Perdu bursts from the glass with dark red cherries, plums, violets, licorice and spices. All the elements come together beautifully in this dark, sumptuous wine. In 2008, the Vin Perdu is 44% Petit Verdot, 39% Syrah, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc. The Petit Verdot tannins provide the backbone, giving the wine tons of energy, vibrancy and pure length. This is a gorgeous wine. (AG)" (12/2012)

Wine Spectator: "Complex and concentrated, with black currant and olive aromas and supple blackberry, earthy clay and cedar flavors that linger toward lively tannins. Should be better with time. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2012. 550 cases made.(TF)" (11/2010)

1993 Anderson's Conn Valley "Estate Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($49.99)

90 points Wine Spectator: "A touch earthy and leathery, but works its way past those flavors into a range of currant and cherry before the tannins kick in and dominate. This young and vibrant wine may move up a notch with time, but for now its rugged and tannic, even as the coffee and currant flavors pour through." (11/1996)

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2006 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Red Blend - 3 available ($99.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the best second wines made in California is the selection for what Araujo calls Altagracia. The 2006 Altagracia is a soft, round, up-front, seductive wine with sweet black currant and cherry fruit interwoven with hints of licorice, roasted herbs, and earth. This gracious, generously endowed wine is pure, lush, and ideal for drinking over the next 10 or so years. (RP)" (12/2009)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good bright medium ruby. Lively aromas of cassis, licorice and tobacco. Lush and sweet but with good definition and lift to the flavors of black raspberry, coffee and mocha. The juicy, long finish features smooth, sweet tannins that expand with air. (ST)" (05/2009)

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2007 Araujo "Altagracia" Estate Napa Valley Red - 10 available ($99.99)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(like the flagship wine, this was also bottled in February of 2010) Good ruby-red. Redcurrant, minerals and spices on the lively nose. Juicy and nicely delineated, with good lift and mineral grip to the currant, graphite and tobacco flavors. Very firmly built and persistent wine with a light gamey quality adding interest." (06/2010)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Altagracia (primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Merlot and Petit Verdot) is a 400-500-case second wine culled out from the 30+ acre vineyard. The 2007 exhibits a dark ruby/purple color along with a classic wet stone/crushed rock minerality that is a characteristic of this vineyard, black currant and incense notes, medium body, sweet tannin and an overall sense of elegance and restraint. (RP)" (12/2010)

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2005 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 9 available ($109.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep ruby-red. Smoky black raspberry, mocha, tobacco, earth and brown spices on the nose, along with a saline hint. Sweet, concentrated and serious, with an attractive sugar/acid balance to the flavors of dark berries and chocolate. Firmly structured and quite impressive for a second wine. (ST)" (05/2008)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2005 Altagracia (91% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot) reveals a spicy, mineral-laden, black fruit, damp forest, truffle, and crushed rock-scented bouquet. With lovely fruit, medium to full body, and no hard edges, it is ideal for drinking over the next 10-15 years. (RP)" (12/2008)

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2008 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 11 available ($99.99)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are 400 cases of the 2008 Altagracia, which includes a lot of Petit Verdot (20%) in the Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend. The years spring frosts resulted in a smaller crop than usual resulting in a denser, richer but at the same time more texturally interesting and seductive style of wine. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by lots of blue, red and black fruits as well as good minerality, purity and depth. It should drink well for 10-15 years. (RP)" (12/2010)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good bright red-ruby. Enticing, nuanced aromas of black cherry, licorice, graphite and flowers, along with a whiff of tar. Then smooth and supple but high-pitched on the palate, with dark fruit flavors complicated by menthol and leather. Finishes with fairly sweet tannins for a second wine. This features 80% Eisele Vineyard fruit, including 20% Petit Verdot. (ST)" (06/2011)

K&L Notes: First bottled in the 1999 vintage, the Altagracia is Araujo's second Cabernet, usually made from the estate's younger vines as well as some older vine lots that don't fit into the flavor profile of the "Eisele," and, for the first time, the 2008 also includes fruit sourced from some other premium Napa Valley vineyards. Vinified in the same fashion as the first wine, this was aged in 100% new French oak for 23 months and is quite forward. Its nose is sweet and warming--it smells like fresh blueberry pie and a fresh cup of coffee. Its mouthcoating texture delivers blueberry, cassis, graphite and coffee flavors framed by well-integrated tannins and fleshed out by a gentle acidity.

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2009 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 10 available ($99.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Altagracia is a rich, textured wine layered with perfumed red fruit. Ripe, silky tannins frame the long, exceptional finish. The 2009 impresses for its breadth and volume, all while maintaining a very classic profile. The delineation of the 2008 is missing, but in exchange readers will find a soft, supple wine loaded with class. In 2009 the blend is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 6% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. (AG)" (12/2011)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. Cassis, blueberry, licorice and violet on the nose, with hints of dusty earth and leather. Lush and plump in the mouth, with a slightly medicinal character to the savory dark berry and mocha flavors. I'd peg this right between Old World and New. Nicely integrated acidity and broad, dusty tannins energize the persistent chocolatey finish. Very harmonious for this second wine. (ST)" (05/2012)

K&L Notes: This Bordeaux blend is the second wine from Araujo's Eisele Vineyard, and is still a rare treat in its own right. Most often sourced from younger vines, Altagracia is a blend that Araujo feels deserves a special designation for its distinctive fruit sources, but that is ready to drink at a younger age than the Eisele Vineyard. Altagracia is harvested and vinified in every manner the same as the first wine.

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2011 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 6 available ($99.99)

92 points Vinous: "The 2011 Altagracia is round, sexy, supple and beautiful, especially within the context of the year. Sweet red berries, mint, tobacco, savory herbs and anise meld together in a distinctive wine long on personality. With time in the glass the wine fleshes out nicely, as the flavors become darker, richer and layered. Altagracia is a blend of mostly Eisele fruit, plus a bit of Vine Hill Ranch, a well-draining site in Oakville that is among Napa Valley's very best. The blend is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec. (AG)" (11/2013)

91 points James Suckling: "A wine with more focus and refinement than the 2010 with blueberry, mineral and slate character. Juicy and savory. Extremely well done for the second wine of Araujo. Iodine and stone." (05/2014)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red-ruby. Deep aromas of dark berries, violet and caraway seed lifted by an impression of peppery acidity. Fresh and penetrating, showing good energy to the slightly medicinal flavors of kirsch, crushed berries and violet. Juicy but not green, finishing with dusty tannins and good length. This is very successful for a second wine from a tricky year. (ST)" (06/2014)

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Velvety and rich, the 2011 Altagracia is surprisingly approachable. Though it packs plenty of muscle, the edges are refined and the texture is creamy with sweet tannins, for an extremely satisfying drink. Loads of red and dark berries greet the nose up front, wrapped in vanilla and mocha, finishing with some baking spice and comfortable acidity. While it's expressing itself very nicely right now, this is also a great candidate for your cellar, 10-15 years.

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1994 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($269.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the renowned Eisele Vineyard, which has a long history of producing stunning wines (the Ridge 1971 Eisele Vineyard, the Conn Creek 1974, the Phelps 1976 Insignia, and the 1975 and 1978 Eisele Vineyard Cabernets). At present, the Araujos limit production of their estate Cabernet Sauvignon to approximately 2,500 cases. It is a wine that combines the extraordinary power and richness of this hot area of Napa, with stunning purity and delineation. The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is just beginning to emerge from a period of post-bottling dormancy. Like its siblings, it exhibits an impressively saturated dark purple color. This wine is intent on revealing its charms at a relatively early age given its knock-out aromatics. Although slightly less powerful than the 1993 and marginally less concentrated than the 1995, the 1994 is still a profoundly rich, silky-textured wine with an uncanny balance between its smooth tannin and layers of cassis and blackberry/mineral-tinged fruit. This wine is particularly impressive if it is first decanted for 45 or so minutes. (RP)" (12/1997)

93 points Wine Spectator: "This wine builds intensity and depth, with a youthful, vibrant core of black cherry, currant and wild berry. Deftly balanced, with firm tannins and fine structure, the finish shows power and finesse, with a rich aftertaste and loads of tannins yet to shed." (11/2004)

92 points Vinous: "(13.5% alcohol): Healthy dark red. Redcurrant, raspberry, tobacco, game and leather aromas are complicated by mineral and herb nuances. The palate offers sweet, plush flavors of bitter cherry, currant and exotic flowers. This wine strikes me as very different from the more recent vintages made here: less weighty and more precise. This is fully mature and going nowhere, but the finish is tangy, spicy and alive. Made by Tony Soter. (ST)" (07/2015)

Jancis Robinson: "The Araujos bought the property in 1990. Not quite as dark as the Phelps 1982. More restrained than the Phelps and with much more sophisticated texture. Light and lively. Not spitting that! Very beautiful. (19/20 points)" (10/2013)

K&L Notes: 97 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "The highlight of the Araujo vertical. A deep garnet core with dark brick rim. It has a broody nose at first, plum, prune, minerals, moderate definition but not much lift. Medium-bodied palate, ultra-smooth entry and seamless tannins. Satin texture, very focused with good acidity. The power creeps up on you, real crescendo on the finish with a real kick on the back-palate, almost a citrus-like in its freshness. This remains primal after 12-years...and it will need another twelve! Magnificent. Tasted May 2006." (03/2009)

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2005 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Syrah - 5 available ($114.99)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Syrah Eisele Vineyard displays an attractive meaty character along with smoky blackberry fruit and a hint of charcoal. Soft and lush with French-like elegance as well as complexity, and a delicious, long, supple finish, it will be drinkable over the next 7-8 years or longer. (RP)" (12/2008)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep ruby-red color. Wild, nuanced nose offers black raspberry, mocha, violet, graphite, minerals and bacon fat, with a captivating suggestion of Asian spices. Lush, sweet and superconcentrated, with a creaminess of texture giving the wine an added measure of refinement. There's just enough energy here to maintain freshness, not to mention the undercurrent of minerality that runs through all of the Araujo reds. Finishes broad, rich and chocolatey, with substantial tannins. (ST)" (05/2008)

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2007 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Syrah - 2 available ($99.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Very pure, lively aromas of blackberry, violet, licorice and bitter chocolate. Dense, spicy and sweet but not weighty, offering complex flavors of black fruits and minerals complicated by chocolate and game. The long finish features suave, fine-grained tannins and impressive persistence. This has turned out very well. (ST)" (05/2010)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Retasting the 2007 Syrah Eisele Vineyard (3-4% Viognier is co-fermented), it exhibits slightly better fruit, a floral, meaty character, soft, round tannins, medium to full body and good length and richness. (RP)" (12/2010)

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2006 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Syrah - 5 available ($99.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The sexy, opulent, floral, blackberry and black currant-scented and flavored, medium to full-bodied 2006 Syrah Eisele Vineyard displays a seductive quality that is hard to ignore. (RP)" (12/2009)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby-red. Black cherry, blueberry, scorched earth, spices and meat on the nose. Densely packed and imploded, with complex but reticent flavors of roasted plum, currant and mocha. A rather suave syrah but not yet showy. Finishes classically dry, with substantial dusty tannins that call for a couple years of cellaring. (ST)" (06/2009)

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2009 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Syrah - 4 available ($139.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Syrah Eisele Vineyard stands out for its textural elegance and finesse. Dark berries, flowers and mint are some of the many nuances that come together in this silky, totally captivating wine. The 2009 has never been the most varietally expressive Syrah from the Eisele Vineyard, but it is exceptionally polished, sexy and pure. Sweet floral notes add lift and a measure of brightness on the finish. (AG)" (12/2012)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous, very rich and polished, dark and seductive, with blackberry, mocha, spice, mineral and cedar notes. Yet it's the completeness, density and focus that pulls it all together. Ends with fine-grained tannins. *Highly Recommended* (JL)" (02/2013)

93-94 points James Suckling: "This is just one component of the final blend. It is a vineyard that was planted in 1964. It is block 3, and it was always i the Eisele Vineyards and it went into the 1971 Ridge and 1974 Conn Creek. Joe used to call it gold. This is full bodied and rich with a beautiful sea shell and olive character. Very fine on the palate with chewy tannins. Complex and beautiful, with loads going on." (02/2011)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated medium ruby. Tight but nuanced nose hints at cassis, cocoa powder, licorice pastille, spices and gunflint. Dense, rich and savory, with dark berry and chocolate flavors dominating the palate. Finishes with big, ripe tannins and a lingering saline quality. I missed the floral lift that this wine can show in the cooler years. (ST)" (05/2012)

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2011 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Syrah - 9 available ($119.99)

94 points James Suckling: "This shows a more hermitage blueberry and dark-fruit character, plus slate, minerals and black pepper. Full body with racy tannins and a long, long. Slippery texture, like candle wax." (03/2015)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Syrah Eisele Vineyard is redolent of black olives, cracked pepper, savory herbs and licorice. Here, too, varietal notes are especially vivid as a result of the cold vintage. Stem inclusion was a little higher than in the past, and 3% Viognier was added to the blend. There is more than enough intensity here to make me hopeful for the future. (AG)" (12/2012)

94 points Vinous: "The 2011 Syrah Eisele Vineyard is rich, dense, textured and also incredibly primary. Smoke, tar, game, black pepper, plum and licorice notes emerge, but only with great reluctance. The 2011 remains intense and resonant in its fruit, but also very young, somber and almost raw. Readers will have to give the 2011 at least a few years in bottle. Once again, Araujo's Eisele Syrah is incredibly distinctive and intense. The 2011 was fermented with 10-15% whole clusters, with a splash of Viognier. According to vineyard manager Caleb Mosley Syrah was the least problematic variety in 2011, as all the fruit came in before the rains. (AG)" (11/2013)

92 points Wine Spectator: "An exciting, vibrant Syrah, intense and deeply flavored, offering rich dark berry, spice, roasted herb and hot stone sensations that are sharply focused but also quite tannic and chewy. (JL)" (03/2015)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium-dark red. Aromas of blackberry, violet, licorice and cocoa powder. Dense, spicy and nicely concentrated, with brisk acidity framing the black raspberry, blackberry and spice flavors. Finishes with tongue-dusting but sweet tannins and a light peppery quality that provides grip without coming off as green. (ST)" (06/2014)

2008 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Syrah - 1 available ($139.99)

97 points James Suckling: "Gorgeous aromas of smoked meat, berries, and dried flowers. Cameroon black pepper. Very Cote Rotie. Full and velvety with lovely tannins and a chocolate, caramel and fruit character. This has an amazing finish. It goes on for minutes. Phenomenal. Magnificent." (06/2016)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Again, the deep blue/purple-colored 2008 Syrah Eisele Vineyard appears to have more to it. The bouquet offers hints of roasted meats, flowers, crushed rocks and blueberries, and the evolved, approachable wine reveals sweet tannins. It is the product of a tiny crop that appears to have given it an extra measure of density. It should drink well for a decade or more. (RP)" (12/2010)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(just 150 cases produced owing to the severe spring frost): Ruby-red. Captivating nose offers dark berries, bacon fat, dark chocolate, mocha and a whiff of flint; sexy and varietally expressive. Then sweet and supple in the mouth, with lovely inner-mouth floral and licorice lift. Harmonious acidity is in balance with the wine's fruit. Finishes with dusty tannins and very good length. I'd give this a year or so to express itself more fully. It should offer relatively early appeal and age well." (05/2011)

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2013 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Viognier - 9 available ($74.99)

2012 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Viognier - 3 available ($74.99)

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2010 Araujo "Eisele" Napa Valley Syrah - 5 available ($159.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another standout, the 2010 Syrah Eisele Vineyard is drop-dead gorgeous. A bevy of black olives and plums burst from the glass in an explosive wine loaded with varietal nuance and sheer power. The cooler vintage brought out the best. This is a marvelous, totally compelling wine endowed with massive concentration and depth. The addition of 3% Viognier and a small amount of stems add complexity. Black fruit, tobacco, savory herbs, licorice and menthol are layered into the brooding finish. (AG)" (12/2012)

95 points Wine Spectator: "The flavors are explosive in this dense, firm and pure version, with expansive roasted game meat, herb, espresso, hot brick, black tea and mocha notes. Ends with dense, chewy tannins that cling. Should be a long-lived wine, best served by a few years of cellaring. Best from 2015 through 2030." (03/2014)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good red-ruby. Restrained but complex nose hints at musky raspberry, tobacco, Brazil nut, crushed rock, smoke and pepper. Suave, smoky and fine-grained in the mouth, with an enticing sweetness nicely supported by ripe acids. Spreads out to saturate the mouth on the long finish, which features smooth tannins and a firm spine of acidity. I like the influence of the cooler vintage here, as this wine shows more convincing varietal character than in warmer years." (05/2013)

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2010 Araujo Estate "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc - 5 available ($54.99)

95 points James Suckling: "Amazing aromas of Sicilian lemon rind and lavender. Hot stones or tiles too. Full bodied, with a lovely balance of acidity and light vanilla with cream and lemons, then turns to pears and white peaches. So subtle and fine. This is 100 percent Sauvignon, instead of including a small percentage of Viognier. Bart says it is much more minerally in character. Stylistically like a top Pessac-Leognan." (09/2013)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(bottled the day before my visit; there's no longer any viognier in this wine as of vintage 2008, just sauvignon blanc and sauvignon musque): Palish yellow-green. Pure aromas of pineapple, grapefruit peel, lime blossom, lichee and wild herbs. Rich and savory, with a salty minerality melding well with a musky white peach flavor. More citrus than tropical in style, and almost sake-like in its umami texture. Finishes with insidious minerality and excellent persistence. This vibrant, long wine should age well." (06/2011)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc is a gorgeous wine graced with melon, mint, white peaches, flowers and spices. It shows lovely textural depth and richness. The 2010 is 64% Sauvignon Musque and 36% Sauvignon Blanc. (AG)" (12/2011)

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1997 Arrowood "Réserve Spéciale" Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 1 available ($299.99)

The Arrowood Reserve Cabernet comes from hillside vineyards that have good drainage and yield complex, ageworthy wines.The flavors are of blackberry and plum fruit, spice and notes of cedar, which spill over with rich blackberry, cherries and cassis. 97 points Robert Parker: "It sounds preposterous, but when I put my nose in the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Speciale, it reminded me of the 1996 Latour. California Cabernets are bigger, weightier efforts than most Bordeaux, so the comparison ends with the aromatics. There are 1,611 cases of this profound Cabernet Sauvignon, which spent 28 months in primarily French oak (a tiny bit of American oak was utilized), and was bottled with neither fining nor filtration. Its dense black/purple color is accompanied by layers of cassis, cedar-tinged fruit, and abundant spice. Muscular, with remarkable intensity, purity, and overall symmetry, this larger than life, full-bodied, profound, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon will be at its best between 2003-2030." (12/00) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Drinking well. Smooth-textured. Excellent balance, with complex currant, black cherry, spice and subtle herb shadings. Integrated tannins and a long focused finish." (Web 08)

1997 Atalon "Beckstoffer" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($119.99)

From Robert Parker: "Superb (but expensive) is the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Vineyard. This vineyard, adjacent to Mondavi's To-Kalon Vineyard in Oakville, is the source of this offering. Black currant liqueur notes intermingled with licorice, chocolate, cedar, and tobacco emerge from this full-bodied, opaque purple-colored wine. Very concentrated, thick, with juicy, very expansive mid-palate and sweet tannin, this is a prodigious Cabernet Sauvignon that can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20+ years. What an impressive debut performance." (Dec 2000)

1997 Atalon "Mountain Estates" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($59.99)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An exceptional wine, the black/purple-colored 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Mountain Estates (1,800 cases) has gorgeous blackberry and cassis flavors intermixed with licorice, spice box, Asian spice, and vanilla. It is unctuously-textured, full-bodied, with moderate tannin in the finish. Ideally, I would give this wine 2-3 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following two decades. It is a top-flight wine and an impressive new entry into the Cabernet sweepstakes. What an impressive debut performance. (RP)" (12/2000)

K&L Notes: Atalon was created by the Jackson Family in 1997 to explore the valley and mountains of the Napa Valley appellation. Under the direction of veteran winemaker Tom Peffer, Atalon harvests fruit from the region's most respected vineyards.

2004 August West "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir ($39.99)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Intensely floral bouquet offers spicy red berries, smoked meat and tangy orange peel. Energetic and juicy, with fresh, sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and silky texture. Becomes more tannic with air, finishing with good firmness and sappy persistence. Interesting stuff, and sure to reward a few years of patience." (11/2008)

Wine Spectator: "Tight, firm and full-bodied, this is marked by savory herb, dried currant and berry fruit, with touches of cedar and anise, ending with gritty tannins." (09/2009)

2005 August West "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah - 6 available ($29.99)

2004 August West "Rosella's Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah - 6 available ($29.99)

2003 Baldacci "Brenda's Vineyard" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($79.99)

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1985 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 11 available ($84.99)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tasted at The Sampler in South Kensington. This has a pure cedar-dominated bouquet with very fine natural freshness and an almost Pauillac-like austerity. Perhaps just a little muffled, but good vigour. The palate is quite tart on the entry, dusty tannins with piquant cherry fruit, leading to a dry tobacco-tinged finish that suggests this is just past its prime. But it has a nonchalance that is still attractive. Tasted December 2010. (NM)" (03/2011)

1997 Beringer "Marston Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($89.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the cool climate Spring Mountain vineyard, the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Marston Vineyard is a distinctive blackberry and blueberry-scented and flavored wine, with medium body, moderately high tannin, and a long finish. (RP)" (12/2000)

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1986 Beringer "Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 8 available ($99.99)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The fully mature, open-knit 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is totally delicious. The color is dark garnet with some amber at the edge. The big, sweet, licorice, earthy, jammy, black fruit-scented nose is followed by a full-bodied, sweet, expansive, chewy wine with no hard edges. The acidity and tannin are both well-integrated in this plump, sumptuous Cabernet Sauvignon." (08/1996)

Wine Spectator: "Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year for 1990, now mature... The flavors are ripe and complex plum and currant, with hints of anise and spice... Quite consistent through several tastings." (12/1996)

Vinous: "(13.9% alcohol; 14% Chabot, 23% State Lane, 42% St. Helena and 21% Bancroft Mountain Vineyard; an early budbreak was followed by a cooler growing season): Medium dullish-brown color. Aromas of cherry, orange zest and tree bark show incipient maderization. Soft but slightly tart and angular, with a flavor of dried redcurrant. This has a firm tannic structure but I think it's beginning its decline. This was Laurie Hook's first vintage and she believes that this wine will still open further in bottle." (07/2015)

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2006 Blankiet "Paradise Hills Vineyard" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 3 available ($159.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The real star is the nearly 1,000 case-lot of the Paradise Hills Vineyard Proprietary Red. The dense, opaque plum/purple-hued 2006 Paradise Hills Vineyard exhibits a beautiful, sweet bouquet of melted chocolate, burning embers, blackberries, mocha, espresso roast, cassis, and cherries as well as stunning concentration, and formidable, but velvety, beautifully integrated tannins. This wine comes across like a hypothetical blend of California, a great Graves, and something from further north in Bordeaux, such as a Pauillac. Full-bodied and powerful, it requires 2-4 years of cellaring, and should evolve for 20-25+ years. (RP) 95+" (12/2009)

93 points James Suckling: "Fascinating aromas of dark fruits, souis bois, sweet tobacco and chocolate. Full bodied, with a round and soft tannin structure and lovely chocolate, coffee bean, and spice notes. The finish turns to floral notes of lilacs and violets. Don't touch this until 2014. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot." (02/2011)

93 points Vinous: "Good dark red, but less deep at the core than the 2005. Plum, game, cocoa, mocha, tobacco and a whiff of leather on the nose; less fruity than the 2005. Fat, silky and sweet, conveying an impression of energetic extraction. A very deep, opulent style but with cool hints of mint and pepper too. Finishes with slightly gritty tannins that are not yet ready for prime time. Quite Graves-like and in need of patience. This was the first vintage in which Blankiet's top red wine did not say Cabernet Sauvignon on the label. (ST) 93+" (05/2015)

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2005 Blankiet "Paradise Hills Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($149.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Proprietary Red Wine Paradise Hills Vineyard (1,200 cases) reveals a chocolatey espresso roast note with mocha, blackberry and cassis, high tannins, but full body, superb concentration, purity, and an almost Graves-like scorched earth character. This wine needs 3-4 years of bottle age, and should last 25-30 years. (RP) 95+" (12/2007)

93 points Vinous: "Deep ruby-red. Distinctly cooler on the nose than the 2004, offering scented aromas of blackberry, violet, bitter chocolate, tobacco and wild herbs, along with a hint of hay and a citrus high note. Surprisingly dense and creamy on entry, then firm acidity and underlying minerality give shape to the rather wild flavors of black fruits, herbs and violet. Can't match the opulence or depth of the 2004 but this initially slightly rigid wine opened nicely with air. Made from a large crop; Michel Rolland was responsible for the final blend. (ST) 93+" (05/2015)

2010 Carlisle "Martinelli Road" Russian River Valley Zinfandel - 3 available ($49.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright violet. Sexy dark berry aromas are complemented by notes of candied flowers and spicecake, plus an exotic touch of apricot. Lush, palate-staining blackberry and mulberry flavors show unlikely vivacity and delicacy, gaining spiciness with air. Closes with excellent clarity and cut, leaving sappy dark berry and floral notes behind. (ST)" (05/2012)

91 points Wine Spectator: "A dark and brooding Zin that blends power with structure. Aromas of blueberry and raspberry mix with licorice, leading to dense but layered flavors of mineral, white pepper and herb. The tannins are big but ripe. Hands off for now. Best from 2014 through 2020. (TF)" (04/2013)

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2006 Carver Sutro "Palisades Vineyard" Napa Valley Petite Sirah - 3 available ($29.99)

Wine Enthusiast: "Tastes heavy and tannic now, but theres a big core of blackberries, currants, grilled meat and peppery spices, and its totally dry. Already throwing sediment, it could age in interesting ways over the next 68 years." (08/2011)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Carver-Sutro's 2006 Petite Sirah Palisade Vineyard is extraordinarily tannic and backward, making it difficult to fully evaluate. It possesses a dense purple color, but the 2006 does not appear to have the intensity of fruit, mid-palate, or length of the estate's other efforts. Time will tell, but it may be 3-4 years until we know for sure." (02/2010)

Vinous: "Denis Sutro left a successful career as a First Amendment trial lawyer to focus on wine. Sutro and his wife, Anne Carver, make some of the most unique Petite Sirahs in California. The estate's Palisades Vineyard is located in northeast Calistoga. The blocks used for the Petite Sirah were planted in 1968 and 1977, very old by Napa Valley standards. These wines are long on class and personality. Even better, they remain exceptionally well-priced considering the quality of what it is in the bottle." (12/2011)

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2003 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($119.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A big wine from the Barrett family (14.2% alcohol), this 2003 exhibits earthy black currant fruit, the restrained but intense Montelena style, full body, good richness and impeccable balance, purity and density. The color is a healthy dark ruby/purple and the wine shows lots of cassis. In spite of the restrained aromatics, the palate is rich, full-bodied, substantial and persuasive. This 2003 is approachable now, but it will be even more gorgeous 15, 20 and 25 years from now. This is a heritage wine from this great estate in northern Napa Valley. 94+ (RP)" (06/2013)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Sweet aromas of black cherry, flowers, menthol and creosote. Supple, sweet and fine-grained, though not especially nuanced for this wine. Strong note of chocolate. Finishes with a fairly fine dusting of tannins and lingering notes of cherry and licorice." (06/2006)

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2005 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 6 available ($109.99)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon at age ten is still a young, vibrant, dense ruby/purple -colored wine with lots of classic cassis fruit and a touch of earth undertones. It offers relatively soft and silky tannins by the standards of Montelena, but theyre there. It is full-bodied, rich and impressive. Cabernet Sauvignon from the northern end of the Napa Valley in Calistoga tends to be the St.-Estèphe of Napa. This wine is certainly one of the great ones. Forget it for another 3-4 years and drink it over the following 20-25. (RP) 93+" (06/2015)

92 points Vinous: "Bright medium ruby. Medicinal aromas of cassis, black cherry, crushed stone, graphite, bitter chocolate and herbs. Wonderfully fine-grained but very tight, even a bit herbal and hard-edged today. The wine's strong herb and mint notes may still harmonize with its brisk black fruit flavors. Conveys a strong impression of vinosity and acidity but this very backward 2015 is not a sweet or fleshy style. Finishes edgy and unevolved, with slightly elevated acidity and a firm tannic spine to support an extended life in bottle. (ST) 92+" (05/2016)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Quite rich and exotic, with complex, appealing flavors of cocoa puff, mocha, buttered cinnamon toast, blackberry granola and smoky cedar. The richness finishes drily, but they wine is very tannic, giving it a lock-down astringency. Needs time. * Cellar Selection*" (03/2010)

Jancis Robinson: "Magnum. Perfect year. 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc. 28% new French oak. Sweet and harmonious on the nose and then quite chewy on the end. Still quite dry and jagged and youthful at the moment. 17+/20 points" (06/2016)

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2011 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($44.99)

Vinous: "Super classic scents of sweet tobacco, dried flowers, mint, licorice and dried cherries emerge from Montelena's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. A floral, mid-weight wine, the 2011 Cabernet is built for near-term drinking. Soft, silky tannins support the gracious finish." (11/2013)

K&L Notes: Chateau Montelena's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon shows a classic, Old World style that is showing very nicely. The 2011 growing season was long and cool, and the estate's viticultural practices and terroir allowed their grapes to fully mature. Blended with 8% Merlot, this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon spent 14 months in 27% new French oak before bottling.

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2012 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $47.00) - 3 available ($44.99)

93 points James Suckling: "A subtle red with red pepper, berry and sweet tobacco character. Full-bodied, balanced and refined. Very fine and polished tannins. Needs a few years to come completely around. Drink or hold." (07/2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is meant for up-front, immediate drinkability, and is primarily designed for restaurants. It reveals Montelenas damp earthiness and spiciness as well as a dark ruby color, no evidence of oak, and medium-bodied, spicy flavors. Drink it over the next 6-8 years. An iconic offering, their Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has long been one of the staples in my private cellar with vintages going back to the 1970s. It has been one of the longest-lived wines in Napa. (RP)" (10/2014)

Vinous: "A pretty, accessible wine, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a solid choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Sweet red stone fruits, tobacco, smoke, licorice and spices flesh out nicely in the glass. The style is soft, open and silky, all qualities that are typical of 2012. The Cabernet Sauvignon is made from five sources in Calistoga. (AG)" (12/2014)

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2012 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay (Previously $45.00) - 3 available ($39.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(just 8% new oak): Bright yellow. Rather Chablis-like aromas of apple and resin, plus a hint of honey. Sweet and ripe in the nature of the vintage, offering a touch of creaminess to the flavors of fresh peach, apple, herbs and spices. Shows a broad spectrum of ripeness without any obvious extremes. A very successful vintage for this wine." (06/2014)

91 points Vinous: "Montelena's 2012 Chardonnay has developed beautifully over the last year. Silky and generous on the palate, the 2012 is all about texture. White peach, lemon oil, spice and almond notes woven together in a very pretty, highly expressive Chardonnay. The blocked malo style keeps the flavors bright and fresh throughout. Year after year Chateau Montelena makes some of the most attractive, classically built Napa Valley Cabernets readers will come across. Deceptively medium in body, the flagship Estate bottling has a way of developing beautifully in bottle. Readers who want to get an early look at 2014 might enjoy this short video I shot with Bo Barrett just after harvest." (10/2014)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "You know youre doing something right when, after 45 years of Chardonnay winemaking, they name a California Chardonnay style after your winery, the 'Montelena style.' In short, it means a non-malolactic, minimally oaked Chardonnay. This estate has long made one of the best examples of a quiet, restrained Chardonnay that ages for 20 or more years. Montelenas 2012 Chardonnay possesses zesty acidity as well as hints of white currants, delicate wood, tangerine oil and spice. Long and zesty with no noticeable oak (despite its barrel aging), it should drink well for 10-15 years. 90+ points. (RP)" (10/2014)

K&L Notes: The one, the legend... a Napa Valley icon and probably the only Chardonnay to have a feature film made about it. Montelena Chard has stayed true to the style that won the storied 1976 Judgement of Paris when so many others have since turned to the Dark Side. The winery writes of this new 2012 release: "In the glass, the 2012 Chardonnay bursts with aromas of ripe peach, green apple, and honeydew. Next come a touch of vanilla, lavender and orange blossom, with an underlying note of star jasmine. The concentration of the wine is evident on the palate: the rich viscosity is cut by bright acid and layers of kiwi, grapefruit, and soft minerality. The finish is pure bliss with a touch of sweet oak and lemon curd that just doesn't quit."

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2013 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay - 5 available ($39.99)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Caramelized citrus, apple skin and a touch of tangerine oil are all present in the medium-bodied, refreshing, basically unoaked or neutral oaked style of Chardonnay that Chateau Montelenas produced in 2013. This style is meant to show the fruit and acid of the varietal. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. (RP)" (12/2015)

Vinous: "The 2013 Chardonnay is unusually open in this vintage. Lemon oil, white flowers, mint and sage are some of the signatures. Deceptively medium in body, the 2013 shows all the classic parameters of Montelena Chardonnays, but it comes across as a bit light in style today and less impressive than it was last year. I would prefer to drink it on the earlier side. (AG)" (10/2015)

K&L Notes: The legend...a Napa Valley icon and probably the only Chardonnay to have a feature film made about it. Montelena has stayed true to the style of Chardonnay that won the storied 1976 "Judgment of Paris" tasting.

2012 Checkerboard "Impetuous" Diamond Mountain Proprietary Red - 1 available ($119.99)

2012 Clark-Claudon "Eternity" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($129.99)

2002 Cristom "Louise Vineyard" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (1.5L) - 1 available ($99.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fresh, sweet red cherries are found in the nose of the 2002 Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard. This juicy yet densely packed offering explodes on the palate with intense red fruit flavors. Dominated by well-defined notes of raspberries, it is a concentrated, fleshy offering with a long, fruit-filled finish. Projected maturity: now-2012." (10/2004)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full red color. Exotic, floral nose suggestive of cherry, tobacco, mint and sandalwood. Flavors of dried cherry, sweet tobacco and roasted coffee; very sweet and quite rich. The long bitter cherry and woodsmoke finish displays a youthfully tough edge." (06/2005)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Polished, ripe and elegant. Delivers delicious currant, plum and berry flavors against a background of earthy spice and a touch of cedar as the finish lasts. Needs to soften. Best from 2006 through 2012." (04/2005)

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2009 Dalla Valle "Collina" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($89.99)

This is the newest addition to the Dalla Valle range made mostly from the younger vines planted on the Dalla Valle estate. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Notes from Vinography: "Medium garnet in color, this wine smells of flowers and bright cherry fruit. In the mouth cherry, cocoa powder and exceptionally juicy acidity make this a difficult wine to spit out. Lush, vibrant, and quite compelling. By the time the powdery tannins emerge at the edges of the mouth you've already gone back for a second sip. Phenomenal." (05/2012)

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2011 Dalla Valle "Collina" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($89.99)

93 points Vinous: "The 2011 Collina dalla Valle might even be better than the 2010. Plums, spices, violets, menthol, licorice and lavender jump from the glass in a powerful, vibrant wine loaded with pure class and personality. The 2011 is a bit more tannic and darker than the 2010, with striking aromatics, vibrant fruit and great expression of site. The tannins are going to require a year or two to soften, but there is no denying how absolutely gorgeous the 2011 is. If there is any problem with the 2011, it is that it might be too good. (AG) 93+" (11/2013)

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2008 Dalla Valle "Collina" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 12 available ($89.99)

2006 Darioush "Shahpar" Napa Valley Late Harvest White Blend (375ml) - 2 available ($24.99)

2002 Darioush Napa Valley Shiraz - 1 available ($59.99)

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: " *Two Stars* A maximum effort in most every regard from its ripeness to its oak to its sense of scale and very deep fruit, this dramatic wine is among the more intense and genuinely generous workings of this month's review. Its richness may come at the cost of a bit of finishing heat and toughening tannins, and subtlety is not now nor ever will be its concern, but its potency points the way to a decade of growth, and it will shine with the very heartiest lamb and game dishes." (11/2005)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Remarkably rich, plush and concentrated, with a layered mix of spice, currant, wild berry and beefy cedar notes. Excellent balance, with ripe, fleshy tannins that firm up on the finish. (JL)" (09/2005)

1998 David Arthur Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($49.99)

Located on Pritchard Hill, above the famed Rutherford bench, David Arthur Vineyards boasts rocky, iron-rich soils that are well suited to the Bordeaux varietals planted there. This comes from vines planted in 1978.

2013 Davis Estates Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($59.99)

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1991 Dominus Estate Napa Valley Proprietary Red - 1 available ($329.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As for the 1991, 6,500 cases were produced of this potentially perfect wine. While this vintage of Dominus contains no Merlot in the blend, every time I taste it I am reminded of a great vintage of Petrus such as 1982, 1989 or 1990. Although different, the 1991 Dominus possesses extraordinary intensity, remarkable opulence, and amazing fruit extraction, all welded to a full-bodied structure. The wine's sensational purity and inner-core of depth must be tasted to be believed. The 1991 will be approachable young because of its sweet tannin, yet it exhibits the potential to last for 25 years. Perhaps 1994 will rival it, but for now, the 1991 is unquestionably the greatest Dominus, as well as a potential legend in the making. (RP)" (06/1995)

96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Very saturated dark red-ruby. Youthful, supercomplex aromas of plum liqueur, currant, brown spices, leather and chocolate, plus an ineffable animal/vegetal/mineral element. Wonderful penetrating sweetness in the mouth; dense, thick, very intensely flavored and pungent. Sharply delineated. Perhaps not quite the sheer size of the '94. Finishes extremely long and focused, with fine tannins and a note of superripeness. (ST)" (08/1999)

95 points John Gilman: "I am very glad that I reached out for Monsieur Moueix, as this remains one of the very best wines of the vintage, and at age nineteen it has mellowed into a refined and elegant bottle of fully mature Napa Cabernet. The deep and complex nose soars from the glass in a beautiful mélange of black cherries, cassis, currant leaf, cigar smoke, an understated touch of mint, wonderful, almost gravelly, Napanook soil tones, woodsmoke, a hint of allspice and a delicate topnote of chipotle peppers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and beautifully resolved, with fantastic complexity, impeccable focus, melting tannins and outstanding length and grip on the intensely flavored finish. This is very clearly the most complex bottle of 1991 Cabernet that I tasted in preparation for this article, and though I have very high expectations for (still quite young) wines such as Randy Dunns Howell Mountain, Ric Formans Cabernet and this vintage from Mayacamas, all of them still have a way to go to catch this stunning vintage of Dominus. Just a superb bottle of Cabernet at its apogee that beautifully shows off the magical terroir of the Napanook vineyard, and which continues to promise years and years of outstanding drinking ahead of it. (Drink between 2010-2030)" (01/2010)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Wonderful complexity and youthfulness, from the initial aromatics to the follow-through on the finish. Serves up a mix of complex currant, tobacco, earth, brick, mineral and cedary tobacco. Holds its focus and finishes with a long aftertaste without being too heavy or tannic. (JL, Web Only-2002)"

Jancis Robinson: "Restrained and not at all typically California - very lush and round but finishes dry. Much more like a Pomerol than a Napa Valley red. Most attractive now. Sweet bloodiness plus some freshness. 18/20 points." (07/2012)

2006 Drinkward Peschon "Entre Deux Mères" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($69.99)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The partnership between top-notch viticulturist Lisa Behrens and well-known Araujo winemaker, Francoise Peschon has created another beautiful, elegant, Bordeaux-styled wine that represents 532 cases from a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot. Deep ruby/purple-hued with a sweet nose of black cherry, black currant, forest floor, roasted herb, licorice, and spice box aromas, this elegant, full-bodied 2006 exhibits sweet tannin, a judicious touch of toasty oak, and decent acidity. Purity, balance, and overall equilibrium are highly prized by both of these women, and the result is an authoritatively flavored Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with burgeoning complexity and plenty of personality. Enjoy it over the next 15+ years. (RP)" (12/2008)

K&L Notes: Entre-Deux-Mers, meaning "between two seas," is one of the largest appellations in the Bordeaux region and is situated between the Garonne and the Dordogne rivers. Drinkward Peschon's "Entre Deux Mères," meaning "between two mothers" is a fun wordplay on this. Drinkward Peschon is located in the St. Helena AVA and specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2013 Duckhorn "Three Palms Vineyard" Napa Valley Merlot - 2 available ($89.99)

93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "This very deep and involving wine is definitively Merlot in its unwavering focus on concentrated black cherries, yet it is far more than simply fruity and reveals lovely, sweet oak support with gentle notes of fresh loam. It has plenty of weight but is carefully constructed and matches richness with considerable refinement, and, if it progressively firms and tightens a touch as it crosses the palate, it exhibits remarkable stamina and fruity strength. It serves to remind that top-flight Merlot deserves a special place in the cellar, and it takes its accustomed position among those at the head of the varietal class." (04/2017)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "An integrated, powerful wine from a famous northern Napa Valley site, this wine offers notes of baked plum and cherry wrap around the structured, spicy oak. Lingering accents of a pepper, clove and graphite grace the finish. (VB)" (03/2017)

K&L Notes: This Merlot-dominated blend reminds us why Duckhorn earned its reputation as one of California's preeminent sources for Merlot. The 2013 vintage had great weather and was perfect for making a rich, seamless, structured wine. Winemaker notes: "The 2013 growing season yielded a riveting expression of Three Palms Vineyard Merlot, with a rich entry and pure and polished flavors of cherry, cassis, pomegranate, and blackberry. On the palate, these gorgeous fruit elements mingle with complex layers of leather, wet river rock, eucalyptus and black tea. Warm earthy notes finesse the finish while dense, fine-grained tannins provide wonderful length."

2001 Elan Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($34.99)

2014 Fait-Main "Sleeping Lady Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($149.99)

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2013 Fantesca Russian River Valley Chardonnay - 6 available ($49.99)

1987 Groth Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($69.99)

Wine Spectator: "Aromas of green olive carry over to the palate, where the flavors are dry and austere.--'87 California Cabernet retrospective. (JL, Web-2008)"

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1985 Groth Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($89.99)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Groth turned in a superb performance with its 1985 regular cuvee of Cabernet Sauvignon. It offers beautiful, sweet, ripe, flashy, black-cherry and cassis fruit, toasty oak, and a subtle, herbaceous note. (RP)" (04/1995)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Lovely perfumed, floral and cherry-berry aromas belie its age. Supple and graceful, this is a delicate wine that has shed most of its tannins yet retained a tasty core of fruit. Best soon, as the plum, floral and berry flavors are tasty. (JL, Web-2005)"

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1985 Groth Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (somewhat torn label) - 1 available ($89.99)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Powerful, concentrated and beautifully balanced, showing focused currant, herb and chocolate aromas and flavors, long and rich, not shy in the tannin department either. Probably best after 1994." (11/88) 91 points Robert Parker: "Groth turned in a superb performance with its 1985 regular cuvee of Cabernet Sauvignon. It offers beautiful, sweet, ripe, flashy, black-cherry and cassis fruit, toasty oak, and a subtle, herbaceous note. Rich, opulent, and fully mature, this velvety-textured, explosively fruity wine should be drunk over the next 5-10 years." (04/95)

1987 Groth Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (somewhat torn label) - 1 available ($69.99)

Wine Spectator: "Aromas of green olive carry over to the palate, where the flavors are dry and austere.--'87 California Cabernet retrospective. (JL, Web-2008)"

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1998 Harlan "The Maiden" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 1 available ($159.99)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1998 Maiden is prodigious. I know it is tempting to pooh-pooh second wines, but this is no afterthought from owner Bill Harlan and the winemaking team of American Bob Levy and Frenchman Michel Rolland. The 1998 Maiden (770 cases) possesses a dense purple color and a knockout nose of cocoa, prunes, blackberries, plums, and cassis. Spicy, with moderate tannin, and a viscosity and richness akin to beef blood, it is a gorgeous, concentrated, thick effort. (RP)" (12/2000)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good bright ruby. Aromatic nose of black cherry and licorice. Supple and pliant for the vintage, with slightly medicinal black cherry and black pepper flavors; shows very good but not outstanding depth. Finishes with dusty, slightly drying tannins and very good length. (ST)" (05/2001)

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2004 Harlan Estate Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 1 available ($549.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another rating identical to that which was given in 2007 (when first tasted from bottle), the 2004 Harlan Estate is performing essentially the way I suggested in 2007 as it is one of the more precocious and accessible of the Harlan Estate wines to date. A great showing at this retrospective, this wine, which seems like a hypothetical blend of a Pauillac, St.-Estephe and Graves, represents around 1,500 cases from 40 acres of beautifully manicured hillside vineyards overlooking Oakville. Still dense purple to the rim, with notes of creme de cassis, charcoal, blackberry and sweet toast, the wine is full-bodied and voluptuously textured with the tannins largely resolved. But the density and richness suggest this wine can go a long, long way, even though the window for drinking it seems open and inviting already. A world-class, first-growth wine if there ever was one from Napa, this is simply an exquisite Harlan Estate that has atypically reached mid to late adolescence at the age of ten. That is great given the fact that these are 30- to 40-year wines possibly even half-century wines. Drink it over the next 30 years. (RP)" (04/2014)

98 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is very great Harlan. It pours dark and saturated, and the tannins are big and sturdy, not aggressive, but sweet and finely ground. Still, they give a hardness to the immaculately ripe fruit that mandates cellaring. The flavors of currants, blackberries, plums, chocolate and cedar are lush, deep and long-lasting, but just a part of the balanced appeal of this young wine. It really defines the exquisite tension between power and elegance. Best after 2008, then for many years. *Best of 2007, Cellar Selection*" (12/2007)

98 points Wine Spectator: "Starts out closed, but very intense and concentrated, with tight currant, spice, cedar, anise and blackberry flavors. Maintains a long, vibrant finish. Drink now through 2030 (JL, Web-2010)"

95 points Vinous: "Deep red with ruby tones. Deep, sexy nose conveys a liqueur-like ripeness to the aromas of blackcurrant, dark chocolate, tobacco and warm stones. Plush and incredibly fine-grained, showing compelling thickness and density to the slightly high-toned flavors of black raspberry liqueur and minerals. This very ripe, large-scaled wine saturates the entire palate, finishing with big, broad, lush, chocolatey tannins and outstanding persistence. This impressive, very powerful wine is great right now but has the stuffing to go on for years. (ST)" (06/2015)

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2008 Harris Estate "Jake's Creek" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 5 available ($69.99)

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2006 Harris Estate "Lakeview Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 6 available ($79.99)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Lakeview Vineyard possesses abundant tannin, plenty of structure, density, and power. These single vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignons, from the north slope of Diamond Mountain, are all aged in Taransaud barrels. The estate vineyard is 28 acres, and the proprietors are Mike and Treva Harris. (RP)" (12/2008)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good full medium ruby. Full-blown aromas of ripe plum, mocha, smoke and tobacco leaf, lifted by a minty nuance. Sweeter, denser and fruitier than the Jake's Creek offering, with notes of plum, redcurrant and gravel. There's more middle here to support the substantial tannins. (ST)" (06/2009)

K&L Notes: Lakeview is Harris's mid-block vineyard with very rocky and chalky soils. The drainage is excellent and receives full sun all day. It's planted in one acre of Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon, one-quarter acre of Petit Verdot, and one acre of Clone 6 Cabernet Sauvignon on 101-14 rootstock. Lakeview Vineyard usually matures mid-to-late October.

2008 Herb Lamb "HL" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 1 available ($199.99)

2004 Herb Lamb "HL" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($109.99)

From David Vogels, CWP, Sommelier Journal Premiere Issue: "Violet in color, with a lighter rim. Complex nose of blueberry, chocolate, eucalyptus, mushroom, wet earth, and cedar. Opens up on the luxurious palate, showing off its intense fruit. Slightly drying tannins on the lengthy finish, but structured for long aging." Winemaker's Tasting Notes: "One of the best vintages that we have produced so far from the Herb Lamb Vineyards. The nose is signature HL Vineyard, showing concentrated, black, mountain fruits, such as blackberry, black raspberry and intense dried cherry the epitome of mature fruit from this hillside property. It has all the signature vineyard flavors of spice and black fruit, with the added cocoa and vanilla from the barrels. It’s plush and juicy with lots of black spices and ripe fruit."

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2006 Hospices Of Sonoma (Freeman) Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 8 available ($34.99)

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2001 Hunnicutt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 12 available ($39.99)

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2001 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 1 available ($299.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Still a young wine at age 12, the 2001 Insignia exhibits a dense purple color along with a sweet bouquet of camphor, blackberries, cassis, incense and spring flowers. Full-bodied, rich and heady with sweet tannin, stunning concentration and a fabulous finish, this remarkable Insignia has 25 or more years of life ahead of it. (RP) 98+" (11/2013)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "A triumph. Aged nearly two years in all-new French oak, this massive wine stuns with its superb balance. Manages the elusive challenge of reining in hugely ripe black currant, cherry and oak flavors and sweet tannins while keeping the palate impression soft and alluring, almost feminine. Just gorgeous right out of the bottle, but should develop effortlessly through the decade and beyond." (10/2004)

95 points Vinous: "(from an early harvest, like 2015; the first vintage of a ten-year spell without any Cabernet Franc): Dark red with ruby highlights. The aromas of currant, graphite minerality and dark chocolate convey an inviting warmth. Wonderfully suave, fleshy and sweet, especially for its 13.9% alcohol. Deep, broad flavors of raspberry, sandalwood and soy are energized by a subtle mineral quality and harmonious acidity. Outstanding intensity and tight grain here. Finishes with serious but integrated tannins that spread out horizontally on the very long finish. This wonderfully balanced, still-young wine has clearly benefited from the firming influence of its 8% Petit Verdot element, the highest to this point. Incidentally, this was the last vintage of the Insignia with measurable brettanomyces--but it works for me! (ST) 95+" (04/2016)

95 points Wine & Spirits: "This is a great vintage of Insignia, which means it's a great Napa Cabernet that will last for decades. The balance is amazing, incorporating beautiful red fruit deepening to black cherry and darker berry, a lot of alcohol and a lot of oak holding it structured and strong. The texture is flawless, with tannins adding richness and earthy notes of black Stags Leap District soil. Those tannins seamlessly support the sweet blend of Cabernet with a touch of Petite Verdot (8 percent) and Malbec (3) extending the clean berry flavors long after each sip." (02/2005)

93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Far and away the more polished of the two showcase bottlings from Phelps, this year's Insignia is simply bursting with well-extracted curranty fruit and is, from its first sniff through to its very long finish, a luxuriant wine that is layered with gorgeous oak. It claims different territory than its sturdier partner below, and it achieves a real sense of elegance without sacrificing richness or size. It is so finely balanced that it almost tempts drinking now, but its undisguised tannins remind that its best lies some years ahead. *Two Stars*" (12/2004)

Jancis Robinson: "First vintage with no Merlot. Bright crimson with blackish hints. Lively top notes with real refreshment. I'd have guessed more Cab Franc from the nose. But then lots of sweetness on the palate. And a certain tarriness of texture. Still a little chewy and bitter. I wouldn't choose to drink this yet! 17/20 points (JR)" (03/2013)

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2010 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($199.99)

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is, as always, a gorgeous wine, rich, balanced and delicious. It shows classic Napa Valley ripeness, with blackberry jam, plum, dark chocolate and sweet oak flavors. Plush and velvety doesnt begin to do it justice. Despite its fabulous lushness, this is a wine to age. Depending on your taste, it will provide excellence from now until 2030. *Cellar Selection*" (12/2013)

95 points Vinous: "Bright, dark ruby. Very young, brilliantly pure aromas of dark fruits and strong minerality. Then wonderfully juicy but youthfully imploded, conveying an impression of weightlessness to its penetrating flavors of cassis, blackberry, minerals, dark chocolate and flowers. Savory, sappy, rather masculine wine with terrific precision and energy but still folded in on itself today. Finishes suave, vibrant and very long, with sophisticated fine-grained tannins in perfect harmony with the wine's fruit. Very little Suscol fruit went into the blend as it was too green, according to Hepworth. (ST)" (04/2016)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A gorgeously intense bouquet of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, black currants, blackberries, and subtle smoke and foresty aromas jumps from the glass of this full-bodied, rich, concentrated wine with soft tannins, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and a long, rich finish displaying well-integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. This beauty is one of the top Insignias produced over recent years. It should age easily for 20+ years. (RP)" (11/2013)

94 points Connoisseurs Guide: "It is a very rare outing in which Insignia does not rank among the best and nothing has changed in 2010. Right from the start, this latest effort impresses with its depth, its obvious polish and its vibrancy, and, while never wanting for ripeness, it is a wonderfully layered and patently sophisticated wine of real pedigree. Its ample, but decidedly fine tannins and its firm acid balance mark it as one that will evolve handsomely for a decade or two despite the fact that its refinement is sure to tempt early drinking, and it deserves to be set aside and patiently saved for special occasions. *Two Stars*" (12/2013)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Firm, dense and deeply concentrated, this offers a powerful thrust of flavors, with mocha- and espresso-laced blackberry, black licorice and cedar notes, revving up on the finish. Long, pure, driven and persistent, this seems set for a long life. Best to cellar. *Collectibles* (JL)" (11/2013)

93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blueberries, chocolate and licorice follow through to a full body, with soft tannins and a fresh finish. This is a luscious, delicious JP Insignia. Harmonies and forward now. Drink now or hold." (05/2014)

K&L Notes: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot and 2% Malbec.

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2013 Kapcsandy Family "Grand Vin - State Lane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($549.99)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Little can be added to the greatness of the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine (600 cases) is truly stunning in its dense, crème de cassis and blackberry-scented nose with a hint of barbecue smoke and forest floor. Tasting like a ripe vintage of Château Latour from Pauillac, the wine has amazing richness and a savory, expansive mouthfeel, but tiptoes across the palate like a ballerina. A wine of magnificent richness and intensity, but vibrancy, purity and overall equilibrium, this is a staggeringly great wine and another tribute to the Kapcsándy familys extraordinary professionalism and meticulous attention to detail in their vineyard.The Kapcsándy Family Winery, with their State Lane Vineyard on the Yountville crossroad, burst on the scene just over ten years ago and now has 20 acres planted, producing just four cuvées. The 2015s saw the earliest harvest ever at the estate, commencing and finishing before the end of September, and producing strikingly rich, intense wines that are open-knit and opulent, with sweet, well-integrated tannin. (RP)" (10/2016)

99 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin opens with the most captivating, exquisite aromatics imaginable. A wine of arresting allure and total sensuality, the 2013 simply has it all. Today, the 2013 is a mere infant, but its personality, pedigree and overall class simply can't be denied. An exotic mélange of lavender, violet, sage, mint and wild flowers are laced into the finish. Kapcsándy moves from strength to strength with these current and upcoming releases. The 2012s continue to blossom in bottle, even though this is the lightest-bodied and most accessible vintage of the 2012-2013-2014 trio here. Things get more serious with the 2013s, wines that confirm the towering presence and profoundness they showed when I first tasted them in Spring 2014. (87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot) (AG)" (10/2015)

2003 Karl Lawrence "Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($119.99)

2008 Karl Lawrence "Beckstoffer-To Kalon Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon(etched label) 1.5L - 1 available ($249.99)

2003 Karl Lawrence Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($59.99)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Complex and complete, with ripe currant, spice box, cedar and blackberry fruit. Tight, firm and focused on the palate, this is deeply fruity and ends with ripe, structured tannins." (06/2007)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Four impressive Cabernets from founding partners and friends, Michael Karl Trujillo and Bryan Lawrence Henry, include the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a juicy, succulent mid-palate, silky tannin, and a judicious touch of spicy oak. (RP)" (12/2006)

Connoisseurs Guide: "There is much to like about this fairly gutsy, big-bodied offering, and it is hard not to be immediately drawn in by its deep and dense aromas of pure cassis and very rich oak. Its flavors, too, are brimming with ripe currants and sweet, barrel spice, but all of its richness comes at the cost of constricting tannins and a slight edge of heat. Its drying astringency is only a problem in terms of near-term consumption, however, and there is plenty in place to raise high expectations for an enjoyable, full-flavored wine some five or six years hence." (08/2006)

K&L Notes: The Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon is made from two renowned vineyards. The combination and blending of the Morosoli grapes and the Lamb Family grapes produces a wine that is rich and full-bodied, well balanced, and loaded with fruit and spice. A wine to remember!

2002 Karl Lawrence Reserve "Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($119.99)

Karl Lawrence's winemaker Michael Trujillo has experimented with numerous vineyards and has finally found a vineyard worthy of inclusion in the Karl Lawrence portfolio. With the exceptional 2002 vintage, the Single Vineyard Reserve wine, Beckstoffer's To Kalon Vineyard, will be introduced next Fall in limited allotments. It is wonderfully concentrated, very pure and rich. One for the cellar!

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2007 Keever Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon - 12 available ($89.99)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Intense yet elegant and stylish, this is a wine of subtlety and finesse, with a layered mix of cedary currant, spice and anise flavors that unfold gracefully, with a pleasing, lingering aftertaste. Drink now through 2018." (06/2010)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (650 cases; 100% Cabernet Sauvignon) is more supple, open-knit and flamboyant, revealing notes of espresso roast, chocolate, sweet red and black currants and loamy soil. This beautifully textured, opulent, showy Cabernet should drink well for 10-15 years. The high quality of the 2007 and 2008 vintages for Bordeaux varietals is clearly evidenced by these two offerings. Both wines demonstrate the personality of their particular vintage. (RP)" (12/2010)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep medium ruby. Cool mineral and licorice notes lift the aromas of black fruits and dark chocolate. Juicy, spicy and pliant on entry, then a bit tougher in the mid-palate, with moderately ripe flavors of dark berries and mint along with a suggestion of adhesive tape. This seems less rich and complex than a sample I tried from bottle a year ago, as well as a bit dry on the back. Perhaps passing through a stunted stage of its development. (ST)" (05/2010)

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2008 Keever Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon - 12 available ($89.99)

91+ points from Robert Parker: "There are 500 cases of the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (again 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the estate vineyards in Yountville). Slightly denser, more structured, tannic and backward than the 2007, it is a full-bodied effort with notes of black currants, heady glycerin levels, and more toasty oak in the background (even though the percentage of new French oak used is essentially the same in each cuvee). The 2008 requires patience as 2-3 years of cellaring will be beneficial. It should drink well over the following 15 or more years. The high quality of the 2007 and 2008 vintages for Bordeaux varietals is clearly evidenced by these two offerings. Both wines demonstrate the personality of their particular vintage." (Dec. 2010)

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2006 Keever Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon - 6 available ($89.99)

2008 Keever Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 1 available ($179.99)

2005 Keever Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 1 available ($159.99)

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2003 Kelly Fleming Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($69.99)

"Here's the hottest new thing in Napa Valley that you can't get your hands on. Let me be clear here, we're talking about the wine, not Kelly. This production is destined to be among Napa's finest as it is already boasting with luscious flavors rarely found even in the most overpriced trophies from Napa. The vineyard is located to the east and just up the hill from the legendary Eisele Vineyard, theoretically making this property the alluvial source of some of the best Cabernet vineyards in the World. Here are some facts to back up my humble opinions. 12 hillside acres are planted to clones 4, 8, and 337 with Jim Barbour as vineyard manager. Vines are organically farmed and the wine is made by consulting winemaker Celia Welch Masyczek at the Laird facility. This vintage hung out in very nice French Oak for 23 months and 447 cases were produced. The wine exhibits awesome purity and balance while effortlessly carrying the weighty mid-palate on a subtle web of acidity and silky tannin. Luscious flavors of blueberry, black cherry, briar and cassis are nurtured by mother earthieness and kissed by sweet oak, kind of like frosting on a chocolate cake. Get in on this before the rest of the wine press rips loose, gushing with ass kissing reviews and triple digit scores." (04/14/07)

2004 Kelly Fleming Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($59.99)

90 points Wine Spectator: "A seductive style that's firm, intense and concentrated. Tight and focused, with a core of minty currant, blackberry and wild berry fruit, framed by rich, earthy and chewy tannins." (06/2008)

K&L Notes: There are just 500 cases of Kelly Fleming Estate Cabernet Sauvignon in the world, far from enough to go around. Produced from fruit grown on a 12-acre, organically farmed vineyard tucked between two canyons on a rocky slope. Primary aromas of spiced plum and berry syrup fill the nose, which also shows hints of cookie spices and toasted almonds. The wine is rich and concentrated on the attack, revealing balanced, vibrant berry flavors mid-palate. Complex without being heavy and 100% delicious, you'll wish there was enough to drink a bottle every day, for a long, long time.

2005 Kelly Fleming Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($59.99)

2006 Kenefick Ranch "Chris's Cuvee" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($49.99)

2015 Kind Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Franc - 1 available ($79.99)

2003 Lewis Cellars "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($89.99)

Wine Spectator: "Rich and powerful, with spicy, creamy oak and intense dark berry flavors. This is full-blown, complex and dense, ending with purposeful tannins. (JL, Web Only-2013)"

1997 Lokoya "Mount Veeder" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($199.99)

98 points Wine Spectator: "**Highly Recommended** Amazing depth, richness, complexity and concentration here--and impeccable balance. Offers layers of plush black cherry, wild berry, currant, plum, anise and sage, finishing in a long, detailed aftertaste. Has the tannic strength to age." (10/2000)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The opaque purple-colored 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder (220 cases), from an elevation of 1500 feet, reveals classic creme de cassis/mineral aromas, a superb mid-palate, and a full-bodied personality with impressive length and purity. It is not for readers desiring immediate gratification as it requires 4-5 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. (RP)" (12/2000)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated ruby-blue. Superripe yet very bright aromas of black cherry, blackberry, flowers and spices. Very dense and powerful, with beautifully delineated floral and dark berry flavors. Already offers compelling inner-mouth perfume. Finishes with powerful but ripe tannins and superb persistence. A big wine with a lot of everything. (ST)" (05/2000)

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2012 Marcassin "Marcassin Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay - 8 available ($399.99)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard, which will probably be released in a few months, displays great minerality, notes of honeysuckle, orange marmalade, poached pear, and white flowers as well as a touch of quince. A wine of great intensity, yet incredibly ethereal elegance, this light greenish gold-colored wine is full-bodied, stunningly rich, and altogether remarkable. When you consider that they use 100% new French oak and 100% heavy toast for both their Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, it is remarkable how little oak appears in these wines. This wine should age well for 10-15 years, as most of the Marcassin Estate Chardonnays have done to date. (RP)" (03/2016)

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2005 Maybach Family "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon - 6 available ($219.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Named after the super-luxury car of the same name, the extraordinary 2005 Materium (614 cases) has more in common with a first-growth like Chateau Margaux than a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. It boasts a deep ruby/purple color along with a striking bouquet of blue and black fruits intermingled with acacia flowers, lead pencil shavings, and licorice, excellent fruit, medium to full body, substantial but sweet tannins, and compelling harmony among its acidity, alcohol, tannin, and extract. This sensational 2005 eclipses even the brilliant 2004. It should easily last 25 or more years. (RP)" (12/2008)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Lovely perfume to the slightly exotic aromas of smoky raspberry, plum and spices. Sweet, dense, chewy and broad, but with firm acidity giving shape and aromatic lift to the berry, spice and floral flavors. Winemaker Thomas Brown noted that it was necessary to let the fruit hang for a long time to get thorough ripeness, even at the risk of picking a few raisins. And yet this retains a juicy quality and displays lovely lingering perfume. (ST)" (06/2008)

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2006 Maybach Family "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon - 5 available ($199.99)

96 points Wine Spectator: "An amazing wine, smooth, rich and layered, full-bodied and elegant. Delivers a complex mix of supple currant and blackberry, with touches of anise, cedar and mineral that unfold on the palate, offering extra dimensions of complexity and nuance at every turn. The finish is delightful. (JL)" (10/2009)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Virtually all Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2006 Materium boasts complex notes of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, licorice, new saddle leather, and loamy soil undertones. The wine possesses extraordinary purity and texture as well as full-bodied power, elegance, sweet, velvety tannins, and impeccable balance. (RP)" (12/2009)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep, bright ruby-red. Very ripe, soil-driven aromas of currant, blueberry, black cherry, menthol, smoke and tobacco, complicated by mint and creosote. Densely packed and very ripe but with a suave character and harmonious acidity. Smoke, mint and rocky notes complicate the dark fruit flavors. Finishes with big, broad tannins and excellent length. This 100%-Cabernet Sauvignon wine, made from the Weitz Vineyard above Dalla Valle, has a pH under 3.6 with alcohol of 15.5%, according to winemaker Thomas Brown. (ST)" (05/2009)

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2008 Maybach Family "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon - 4 available ($219.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Materium comes from a single block called the Weitz Vineyard at a 1,000-foot elevation on the eastern hillsides of Oakville. It would be hard to improve upon the virtually perfect 2007, but the 2008 is not far behind. Notes of graphite, blueberry, charcoal, spring flowers, and some background oak are followed by a dense, purple-colored wine with full-bodied power, great elegance, precision, and purity. This is again an extraordinary effort from Maybach. It should drink well for 20-25 years. (RP)" (12/2010)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "A powerful, concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon. Impressive for the sheer density of fruit, namely blackberries, cherries and chocolate, accented with buttery, caramelized new oak perfectly in keeping with the wines volume. The tannins are soft, sweet and intricate. Despite the richness, Theres a firm minerality that adds to the structure and grounds it. So opulently delicious, you could drink it now, and it should develop in the bottle over the next six years, at least." (11/2011)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Firm, dense, tannic and chewy, but with a wealth of flavors and nuances, showing black licorice, graphite, blueberry, charcoal, currant and spice character. Full-bodied and very tight in a good way, as the flavors are slow to unravel. Best from 2013 through 2021. (JL)" (08/2011)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red-ruby. Cherry, tobacco and minerals on the nose, lifted by a floral quality that reminded me of cabernet sauvignon. Lush and sweet but also lively and perfumed, with a strong rose petal element and firm acidity enlivening the red fruit flavors. This captivating, juicy wine really saturates the mouth and lingers on the aftertaste. Winemaker Thomas Brown noted that it has the lowest pH ("3.6 at the most") of all the cabernets he makes for his various clients. (from cobbly red soil on the top of the ridge line past Dalla Valle and Showket)." (06/2011)

2014 Morlet "Coeur de Vallée" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($169.99)

2014 Morlet "Passionnément" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($219.99)

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2008 Next of Kyn (Sine Qua Non) "Cumulus Vineyard No. 2" Central Coast Syrah - 2 available ($499.99)

96 points Vinous: "A dark, brooding wine, the 2008 Next of Kyn - No. 2 packs a serious punch. Black cherry, gravel, graphite, smoke, licorice and dark spice convey an impression of gravitas that is reinforced by the wines deep, vertical structure. Although the 2008 can be enjoyed now with air, it needs at least another few years in bottle to fully unwind. This retrospective tasting provided a great opportunity to revisit the first seven releases of Manfred and Elaine Krankls Next of Kyn. As compelling as the Krankls Sine Qua Non wines are, I have always found Next of Kyn to be just as fascinating, especially in recent years. This vertical only served to reinforce that impression. (AG)" (08/2017)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Syrah Cumulus Vineyard is impeccably silky and refined. Dark fruit, camphor, licorice, smoke and mocha flesh out in this gorgeous, delineated wine. The 2008 impresses for its length and persistence. Today, the 2008 is more refined and elegant than when I tasted it a year ago. The 2008 is 82% Syrah, 13.5% Grenache and 4.5% Roussanne (all destemmed) that spent approximately 32 months in French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023. (AG)" (08/2012)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining purple. Hypnotic, intensely perfumed scents of fresh red and dark berries, fruitcake, cola and patchouli, with sexy floral and Indian spices notes gaining power with air. Lush, creamy and expansive, boasting superb precision to its raspberry and mulberry flavors. Closes on a sweet floral pastille note, with excellent focus and sweet persistence. (JR)" (11/2011)

94 points Wine Spectator: "A dark, rich, gutsy effort, with firm, muscular notes of dark berry, smoked meat, soy, hot brick, pepper and bacon fat. All in all, this is a striking panoply of flavors beautifully proportioned, yet it is so dense and concentrated, it's best to cellar and decant for sure. New from Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non. Syrah, Grenache and Roussanne. Best from 2013 through 2026. (JL)" (07/2012)

2012 Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot - 1 available ($24.99)

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2001 Opus One Napa Valley Proprietary Red - 1 available ($329.99)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "***Cellar Selection*** Starts with tons of rich new oak in the aroma, showing the most inviting notes of cedar, cigar box and pencil lead that segue to the remarkable fruit. The attack is powerful, with a punch of cassis spreading broadly and deeply across the palate. With its sturdy, clean tannins, this beautiful wine displays classic power, elegance and balance." (11/2005)

92 points James Suckling: "Currants, mint, flowers, and licorice in the nose. Medium to full bodied, with elegant tannins and an after taste of currants, cassis, and sandalwood. Fresh and sophisticated, with lovely intensity and juicy fruit. Open one tonight and see for yourself." (02/2011)

92 points Vinous: "The 2001 Opus One bursts from the glass with layers of opulent fruit. Still quite youthful, the 2011 impresses for its elegant, mid-weight personality. Compared to the best wines of this era the 2001 comes across as a bit forward. I imagine the 2001 will drink well for another decade or so, but it won't be super long-lived next to its peers. Still, there is plenty to like here. The 2001 is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. (AG)" (06/2013)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby-red. Aromas of dark berries, spice cake, beefsteak tomato and meat. Suave, smooth, lush and mouthfilling, with sweetly oaky flavors of dark berries, mocha, smoke and game. Generous, pliant wine, finishing with chewy but ripe tannins and lingering sweetness. A return to form after a few difficult vintages for this bottling. (ST)" (02/2005)

Jancis Robinson: "Dark crimson with a pale rim. Full-on, very ripe nose. Already quite a sweet impression. Very very full and sweet, black cherries and even a note of coconut. Big and bold. Seems more approachable than some of the older vintages. Very much in the California idiom. 17/20 Points" (08/2007)

K&L Notes: Opus One was founded as a joint venture between Mouton Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, and in 1984 released its first vintage, the 1979. It has since become an international success and a landmark winery in Napa. Farming 169 acres of vineyards in Napa Valley, they produce a luxury Bordeaux style blend.

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2011 Orin Swift "Palermo" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 3 available ($39.99)

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2013 Orin Swift "Palermo" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($44.99)

2012 Outpost "True Vineyard" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($199.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are 375 cases of the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 90% new French oak. This cuvée ratchets up the levels of structure and tannin, but shares similar notes of blackberries, blueberries, floral, forest floor and spice. It is a broad-flavored, multidimensional wine built like a skyscraper. However, unlike the regular Cabernet Sauvignon, this offering requires patience because of some significant tannin. Forget it for 4-5 years and drink it over the next two decades." (10/2014)

93-96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep, bright ruby. Reticent but vibrant aromas of dark berries, licorice, herbs and minerals. Boasts lovely ripeness and silkiness of texture, but the flavors are a bit subdued today and the wine comes across as less showy than the True Immigrant. But this is ultimately lusher and more concentrated, showing serious weight without any heaviness. The substantial ripe tannins are well supported by the wine's extract. Very impressive potential but this will require at least five or six years of bottle aging. In recent years, Outpost has become one of the elite producers on Howell Mountain" (05/2014)

94 points Vinous: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard has closed down quite a bit since I last tasted it this past spring, which is probably a good thing for its long-term aging. Some of the typical 2012 vintage silkiness and polish is present, but the wine need at least a few years to become fully expressive. Hints of lavender, orange peel and sweet spices add intrigue on the supple, racy finish. This is a strong showing from Outpost. 94+ (AG)" (12/2014)

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2013 Outpost "True Vineyard" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($249.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Absolutely as close to perfection as one probably can get is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a selection of their very best material. This cuvée represents 375 cases aged 20 months in 90% new French oak. Opaque purple in color and more packed and concentrated than its sibling, it is full-bodied, with blackberry and blueberry fruit, perhaps a slight suggestion of charcoal and volcanic earth and burning embers. The wine has huge structure, massive extract and is as packed and stacked as a Cabernet Sauvignon can be. Forget it for 7-10 years and drink it over the following 40-50. (RP)" (10/2015)

95 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon True Vineyard is every bit as impressive as it has been on the several occasions I have tasted it from cask. An exotic concoction of smoke, graphite, black cherries and lavender makes a strong impression in a towering, distinctive Howell Mountain wine that is going to need a good few years in bottle to truly come together. This is a fabulous showing from Outpost. (AG)" (10/2015)

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2009 Palmaz Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($99.99)

1998 Paloma Napa Valley Merlot - 1 available ($39.99)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I have been a longtime fan of the Merlot made by proprietor Jim Richards. While some may quibble over the elevated level of toasty new oak, the wine possesses the chocolate, black cherry, and currant fruit required to back up the wood. It is also full-bodied, ripe, long, and exotic." (12/2000)

Vinous: "Deep ruby-red. Sweet, rather wild aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, game, tree bark and maple syrup. Rich, chocolatey and sweet; smooth and gamey, with chewy texture and notes of tobacco and dill. Shows good density and sweetness for the year. (ST)" (11/2001)

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2012 Peay Vineyards "Pomarium" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 6 available ($54.99)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. Seductive aromas of raspberry liqueur, Asian spices, potpourri and blood orange, with a note of bright minerality adding lift and vivacity. Dry, nervy and very precise, offering intense red fruit and rose pastille flavors with no excess fat. Finishes silky, pure and very long, with outstanding tenacity, gentle tannins and resonating mineral and floral notes." (05/2014)

93 points Vinous: "he 2012 Pinot Noir Pomarium Estate is quite a bit more polished than the 2011 tasted alongside it. Dark red cherries, flowers, new leather flesh out in a big, broad-shouldered wine endowed with tons of depth and pure resonance. The style is masculine and imposing. I would give the 2012 another year or two in bottle, but is unquestionably impressive, even at this early stage. (AG)" (02/2014)

Wine & Spirits: "All ripe, pliable blue fruit that ends in a chewy mouthful of tannin, this feels a bit simple for nowa delicious, forthright Pinot Noir for a country pâté. It should grow more interesting as the tannins resolve with bottle age." (08/2014)

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2012 Peay Vineyards "Scallop Shelf" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - 6 available ($59.99)

94 points Vinous: "Peay's 2012 Pinot Noir Scallop Shelf Estate, a wine of considerable potential, brings together the finesse found in the Ama along with the darker notes typical of the Pomarium. Big, ample and powerful, the 2012 shows gorgeous depth in its dark red fruit. Floral overtones add lift to the firm close. The tannins could use another year or two to soften. Drink: 2015-2022." (02/2014)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid red. Tangy cherry and raspberry aromas are accented by fresh flowers and Asian spices. Bright and minerally in the mouth, offering intense red fruit flavors that pick up a refreshingly bitter character with air. The floral quality comes back strong on the incisive, very persistent finish, which is firmed by silky, harmonious tannins and zesty acidity." (05/2014)

2005 Pharaoh Moans "WestSide" Paso Robles Red Blend - 1 available ($44.99)

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2006 Pharaoh Moans "Westside" Paso Robles Syrah - 6 available ($59.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Explosively perfumed nose offers a sexy bouquet of smoky dark berries, cherry preserves, fruitcake, olive and incense. Fleshy and youthfully bitter, offering deep cassis and dark cherry flavors that are framed by lightly chewy tannins and gain sweetness with air. The spicy notes echo on the sappy, very long finish. This is already delicious but has the concentration to reward patience. (ST)" (12/2008)

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2007 Pharaoh Moans "Westside" Paso Robles Syrah - 6 available ($69.99)

2005 Pharaoh Moans "WestSide" Paso Robles Syrah - 6 available ($44.99)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky purple. Seductively perfumed nose offers ripe but well-focused blackberry and creme de cassis scents, along with smoky vanillin oak, Asian spices, fresh flowers and mocha. Pliant dark fruit flavors possess impressive depth and sweetness, with bracing acidity adding energy. Finishes with gentle grip and a lingering smoky, vanillin quality, leaving an impression of controlled ripeness. This wine is made by Stephan Asseo at L'Aventure.(JR)" (11/2007)

Wine Enthusiast: "The name is a play on pheromones. The wine itself is dense and dry. Soft in the manner of Paso Robles, it has a deep core of blackberries, coffee and violets, assisted by oak. The tannins are really hard now, and it's difficult to tell where the wine is going. But it's one to watch." (06/2007)

2002 Pine Ridge "Charmstone" Napa Valley Proprietary Red - 1 available ($39.99)

2010 Realm Cellars "The Bard" Napa Valley Red Blend - 1 available ($109.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 The Bard is an outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend with the small quantities of the other Bordeaux varietals included. It is an full-bodied, exuberant, impressively endowed effort with a dense ruby/purple color and notes of graphite, white chocolate, black currants, cherries and background smoke. Soft for a 2010 with some structure for backbone, it should drink well for a decade or more." (10/2013)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Dense, chewy and extracted, this is both powerful and graceful for its size, packed with firm currant, dark berry, spice and cedary oak notes, with a dash of herb. Finishes with drying, gripping tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2014 through 2024." (06/2013)

2008 Relic Wines "Artefact" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 1 available ($129.99)

2013 Reverie "Special Reserve" Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($59.99)

2001 Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($69.99)

92 points Stephen Tanzer: "($40)Good full ruby. Cool, complex aromas of black fruits, bitter chocolate, violet, licorice and espresso. Sweet and lush but also quite vibrant, with captivating flavors of cassis, minerals and mint. Finishes with big, horizontal tannins and excellent persistence. More suave and harmonious today than the young 2002." (Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/Jun 04) 90 points Robert Parker: "Readers looking for power and muscle should check out the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville. A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot, its deep ruby/purple color is followed by a classic bouquet of creme de cassis, tobacco leaf, sweet chocolate, and Asian spices. There is impressive fruit on the attack, good breadth, and plenty of muscle and tannin. Give it 4-5 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 15-16." (12/03)

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2005 Rochioli "East Block" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 3 available ($149.99)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are 250 cases of the dark ruby-colored, more elegant, restrained, mineral-dominated 2005 Pinot Noir East Block. Produced from a cooler exposition, it reveals sweet raspberry and black cherry fruit, a crushed rock character, full body, and beautiful length as well as depth. Like most of these single vineyard offerings, it should drink well for a decade or more. Kudos to Tom Rochioli, one of the wine worlds great guys who, without any fanfare, continues to turn out world-class wines of extraordinary aromatic