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Library Wine Department - Featuring Elite Collectibles - 12/28/2017 - 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 elite collectibles. In this list you’ll find bottlings from: Abreu, Dom Pérignon, Sine Qua Non, Chateau Margaux, Aldo Conterno, 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
1959 Angélus, St-Emilion (very high shoulder fills) 1 $999.99 View
1990 d'Yquem, Sauternes 99 5 $499.99 View
1983 d'Yquem, Sauternes 98 1 $429.99 View
2011 d'Yquem, Sauternes 99 9 $399.99 View
2001 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml) 100 17 $399.99 View
2012 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan 98 2 $419.99 View
2009 l'Église Clinet, Pomerol 100 2 $399.99 View
2005 Lafleur, Pomerol 100 2 $1,649.99 View
1989 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac 96 3 $399.99 View
1996 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (1.5L) (soiled label) 92 1 Price: Hidden View
2014 Margaux, Margaux 97 31 $499.99 View
2014 Margaux, Margaux (3L) 97 1 $1,799.99 View
2000 Margaux, Margaux (Lightly Scuffed Label) 2 $999.99 View
2004 Pavie, St-Emilion (1.5L) 96 2 $399.99 View
2003 Pavie, St-Emilion (1.5L) 99 2 $599.99 View
1982 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (soiled label, very high shoulder fill) 98 1 $599.99 View
2008 Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Romanée-St-Vivant Grand Cru 95 1 $429.99 View
1981 Domaine Ramonet Montrachet Grand Cru (Previously $1250) 1 Price: Hidden View
1985 Maison Leroy Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru 94 4 $999.99 View
2000 Dom Pérignon "Luminous" Brut Rosé Champagne 96 1 $399.99 View
2000 Dom Pérignon Brut Rosé Champagne 96 1 $369.99 View
1999 Roederer "Cristal" Brut Champagne (1.5L) 98 1 $849.99 View
2001 Château de Beaucastel "Hommage à Jacques Perrin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) 99 1 $799.99 View
2010 Château de Beaucastel "Hommage à Jacques Perrin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) 100 1 $999.99 View
2001 Aldo Conterno "Granbussia" Barolo Riserva (3L) 95 1 $1,099.99 View
1999 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Masseto" Toscana 96 1 $624.99 View
2001 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Masseto" Toscana 100 1 $1,099.99 View
1955 Fonseca (Wine Society Limited) Port 1 Price: Hidden View
1963 Fonseca Vintage Port 98 8 $399.99 View
1963 Graham's Vintage Port 97 6 $399.99 View
1963 Taylor Vintage Port 97 17 Price: Hidden View
2008 Blackbird "Illustration" Napa Valley Red Wine (3L) etched bottle 1 Price: Hidden View
2012 Abreu "Las Posadas" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 99 3 $499.99 View
2010 Abreu "Madrona Ranch" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 98 2 $399.99 View
2011 Abreu "Madrona Ranch" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 95 2 $399.99 View
2006 Amuse Bouche "Vin Perdu" Napa Valley Red Blend (5L) 94 1 Price: Hidden View
2010 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 98 1 $599.99 View
2009 Bond "Quella" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (1.5L) 95 1 Price: Hidden View
1994 Bryant Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 98 1 $449.99 View
2012 Dana Estates "Hershey Vineyard" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 98 1 Price: Hidden View
2010 Dana Estates "Lotus Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 98 1 Price: Hidden View
2012 Dana Estates "Lotus Vineyard" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 98 1 $449.99 View
2006 Futo Oakville Bordeaux Blend (1.5L) 95 1 $459.99 View
2006 Harlan Estate Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 98 6 $599.99 View
2013 Kapcsandy Family "Grand Vin - State Lane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 100 46 $549.99 View
2014 Kongsgaard "The Judge" Napa Valley Chardonnay 98 2 $449.99 View
2012 Marcassin "Marcassin Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 100 6 $399.99 View
2014 Maybach Family "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 100 1 $774.99 View
2008 Next of Kyn (Sine Qua Non) "Cumulus Vineyard No. 2" Central Coast Syrah 96 2 $499.99 View
2012 Next of Kyn (Sine Qua Non) "Cumulus Vineyard No. 6" Central Coast Red Blend (1.5L) 99 2 $799.99 View
2012 Odette "Reserve" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (lightly torn label) 100 1 Price: Hidden View
2006 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 93 14 $399.99 View
2009 Opus One Napa Valley Proprietary Red 94 13 $399.99 View
2002 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (1.5L) 1 $449.99 View
2014 Realm "The Moonracer" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 96 1 $359.99 View
2012 Scarecrow Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 98 1 $599.99 View
2014 Schrader ''Old Sparky'' Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 98 3 $949.99 View
2014 Schrader "Colesworthy - Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 100 1 $599.99 View
2011 Schrader "Old Sparky" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 95 1 $679.99 View
1997 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 96 2 $429.99 View
2004 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 100 1 $599.99 View
2004 Sine Qua Non "Into the Dark" Central Coast Grenache 99 1 $479.99 View
2014 Sine Qua Non "Piranha Waterdance" California Syrah (1.5L) 100 1 Price: Hidden View
2012 Sine Qua Non "Rattrapante - Eleven Confessions Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Grenache 100 5 $599.99 View
2014 Sine Qua Non "Shakti" California Grenache (1.5L) 100 1 Price: Hidden View
2010 Sine Qua Non "Stockholm Syndrome" Sta. Rita Hills Syrah 100 3 $724.99 View
2012 Sine Qua Non "The Writing On The Wall" Central Coast Petite Sirah (1.5L) 100 1 $4,449.99 View
2012 Sine Qua Non "Touche - Eleven Confessions Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Syrah 100 12 $599.99 View
2002 Sloan Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (Bin Soiled Label) 2 $599.99 View
2010 Sloan Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (chipped vintage seal) 99 1 $449.99 View
2006 Tournesol Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (3L) 2 $359.99 View
2005 Tournesol Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (6L) 1 $729.99 View


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1959 Angélus, St-Emilion (very high shoulder fills) - 1 available ($999.99)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Angelus has always been a St. Emilion with great popular appeal. With a large production, much of it exported, a lovely label, and a charming, supple style of wine, Angelus has been able to build a strong following among enthusiast of the wine of St. Emilion."

K&L Notes: With an untraditional cépage, and a reputation that - in recent years - has placed it at a quality level above its already enviable Premier Grand Cru Classé status, L'Angelus is now on fire.

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1990 d'Yquem, Sauternes - 5 available ($499.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality, subtle toasty oak is well-integrated. The wine is massive on the palate, with layers of intensely ripe botrytis-tinged, exceptionally sweet fruit. Surprisingly well-integrated acidity, and a seamless, full-bodied power and richness have created a wine of remarkable harmony and purity. Certainly it is one of the richest Yquems I have ever tasted, with 50-100 years of potential longevity. An awesome Yquem! Anticipated maturity: 2003-2050+. (RP)" (04/1999)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Truly superb. Yellow with a gold hue. Intense spice, honey and dried orange peel aromas.Full-bodied, very sweet and very alive. Vibrant Sauternes that goes on and on on the palate. Doesn't get much better than this. Beautiful now,but wait.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2010. (JS)" (08/2000)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full-blown aromas of caramel, toffee, honey, white chocolate and damp earth; slightly Tokaj-like. Hugely concentrated and layered in the mouth; extraordinary sweetness cut by harmonious acidity. As with the best vintages of Yquem, the finish goes on for a minute or more. Stains, and stuns, the palate. 94+ points. (ST)" (07/1998)

K&L Notes: Most recently, 96 points, Wine Advocate's Neal Martin: "Tasted at the Grand Cru Classe opening dinner at Haut-Brion. Still a glorious Yquem when you can find a good bottle, this one has a stunning bouquet with honey, candied orange peel and white flowers, extravagant and showy. The palate is viscous on the entry, very complex with that acidity perfectly in tandem with the mellifluous, pure, honeyed fruit. It just seems to expand in the mouth. Superb. Decadent. Tasted June 2011." (Wine Journal, 3/2012)

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1983 d'Yquem, Sauternes - 1 available ($429.99)

98 points Wine Spectator: "Super-intense and full-throttled, elegant and stylish. Dark amber in color and rich in complexity, this '83 coats your mouth with butterscotch, dried apricot, fig and spice flavors. Made to age for decades." (04/1995)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1983 ranks among the most concentrated wines from this property over the last 25 years, with a staggering display of extract and a mind-boggling amount of glycerin. The vintage commenced early for d'Yquem, beginning on September 29th and finishing on November 18th. The 1983 is enormous, with huge, honeyed, pineapple, coconut, and caramel flavors, massive extract, and an unctuous quality barely framed by acidity and new oak. The wine has changed little since bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2050. (RP)" (08/1993)

Jancis Robinson: "Really rather wasted on us all, in 14th position on the menu, but the sheer quality shone through and was still marvellous. Rich and reverberant with considerable but not excessive sweetness. Too much! 19/20 Points (JR)" (07/2014)

K&L Notes: Neal Martin scores the '83 d'Yquem 94 points: "The ’83 Yquem retains that Barsac-like bouquet with hints of barley sugar, quince, honey and a touch of marmalade. It has very fine definition and a greater sense of exuberance than hitherto encountered. The palate is very intense, superb vibrant acidity, great sense of tension with honey, marmalade, creme-brulee and apricots. This maybe the best Yquem ‘83 that I have tasted; the length extraordinary with an almost petrolly finish and yet it does not have the breeding of the ’89 or ’01. Drink now-2020+ Tasted December 2008." (Wine Journal, eRobertParker.com)

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2011 d'Yquem, Sauternes - 9 available ($399.99)

99 points Wine Spectator: "A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is, toasted coconut, fig, orange blossom and persimmon details kick in, lending length and dimension. The finish is ridiculously long. Best from 2020 through 2060. (JM)" (03/2014)

98 points James Suckling: "Crazy minerality to this, with lots of dried mango, pineapple and papaya on the nose. Botrytis-spice and nutmeg undertones. Full body, very sweet, with superb depth of fruit and richness. It goes on for minutes. Turns dense and concentrated on the palate. Speechless. Better in 2019." (01/2014)

98 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Luminous golden yellow. Cool, pure aromas of white peach, honeyed mango, guava nectar, white flowers and saffron are complicated by elements of crushed stone and spicy lemony botrytis. Suave and intensely flavored, with mineral-spiced apple, mango, passion fruit and grapefruit flavors offering outstanding purity, precision, and depth. The brisk but harmonious acidity gives this great Sauternes a penetrating quality and provides a powerful spine to the very deep flavors, making it seem less opulent than it really is. This Yquem has the depth of the 2007 but boasts even greater purity and focus. Finishes bright and extremely long, with repeating suggestions of white flowers and lemony botrytis. Though it lacks the depth of the 2001 or the opulence of the 2009 at a similar stage of development, this is one of my favorite young Yquems ever: it will age spectacularly well. (ID)" (08/2014)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Château Yquem 2011 has a complex bouquet, one that is very well defined with hints of petrol infusing the rich honeyed fruit, later melted wax and fresh peach coming through. The palate is well balanced with a strong viscous entry. There is plenty of residual sugar here and I would have preferred a little more acidic bite to offset that rich, decadent finish (this is despite their correct policy of blending non-botrytized berries in order to increase acidity.) Powerful, burly even, I would give this several years in the cellar to allow this Yquem to mellow and enter its stride. (NM)" (02/2015)

Jancis Robinson: "Very tangy aroma: almond, spiced apricot, really zesty on the nose. The palate too has depth and spice and plenty of botrytis character. Rich but fresh. Great length. Power packed and so rich. 18/20 points. (JH)" (02/2015)

Staff ImageGary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: January 17, 2015

It is very hard for any wine as venerated as Chateau d'Yquem to live up to the expectations that its fame creates. This 2011 delivers on all promises- it is great wine. While it is only a light straw color now, it has authoritative viscosity, full, clean botrytis sweetness and a kaleidoscope of complexity that is impossible to duplicate. Put this in your cellar and forget it for many years and it will be even better than it is now. Wow!

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2001 d'Yquem, Sauternes (375ml) ($399.99)

100 points James Suckling: "This is so layered and intense on the palate with lemons and dried pineapple, mango and honey. Full body, very sweet, but it remains tangy and vibrant. Shows such amazing balance and intensity. Crazy finish. Hints of vanilla and apple purée. One of the greatest Yquems ever. All about purity here." (09/2013)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "You may ask: what is the point? Another perfect score for the 2001 d'Yquem. Oh well, why not? This bottle, served blind, reinforced the sheer unadulterated brilliance of this legendary Sauternes now at 15 years old. Doesn't time fly. It seems to be aging at a glacial pace, hardly changed since I last tasted it. The nose is like the throbbing engine of an Aston Martin Vantage, ready to go. It is so packed with intensity, perhaps a little more resinous than I recall, but with almost crystalline delineation. The palate is perfectly balanced and laden with botrytis, not as unctuous or as rich as say, the 2009 d'Yquem, yet with heavenly focus and a crescendo of flavors that take your breath away: acacia honey, yellow plum, white peach and orange sorbet. The startling things is ... this is just the opening act. Tasted September 2016. (NM)" (10/2016)

100 points Wine Spectator: "The greatest young Yquem I have ever tasted from bottle. Yellow, with a golden hue and an almost green tint. Intense aromas of botrytis, spices and blanched almonds follow through to honey, maple syrup, dried apricot and pineapple. Full-bodied, sweet, thick and powerful, with layers of fruit and a bright, lively finish. Coats the palate yet remains exciting. So balanced and refined, showing the pedigree that only this Sauternes estate can deliver. *Ranked #10 on Top 100 of 2005, Collectibles* (JS)" (11/2005)

Jancis Robinson: "Magnum. A marvellous wine with a fabulous future but already redolent of crème brulée and marzipan. Great intensity, balance and lift. Fresh, medium sweetness (which looks an awfully prosaic description of this miracle of botrytis) and fresh and crisp on the finish. 19.5/20 points. Drink to 2050 (JR)" (02/2014)

K&L Notes: 100 points Robert Parker: "There are 10,000 cases of this perfect sweet white Bordeaux. The 2001 Yquem reveals a hint of green in its light gold color. While somewhat reticent aromatically, with airing, it offers up honeyed tropical fruit, orange marmalade, pineapple, sweet creme brulee, and buttered nut-like scents. In the mouth, it is full-bodied with gorgeously refreshing acidity as well as massive concentration and unctuosity. Everything is uplifted and given laser-like focus by refreshing acidity. This large-scaled, youthful Yquem appears set to take its place among the most legendary vintages of the past, and will age effortlessly for 75+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2100+." (04/2005)

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2012 Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan - 2 available ($419.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Haut Brion (65% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc) is certainly one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage, with a dense purple color, classic nose of crushed rock, lead pencil shavings, black raspberry, blueberry and flowers. The wine shows subtle barbecue smoke notes in the background, but is full-bodied, stunningly concentrated and builds incrementally, yet finishes with luxurious, almost extravagant amounts of fruit and intensity. From only 46% of the production, this is an absolutely remarkable effort from the Dillon family and their winemaking team of the two Jean-Philippes. Drink it over the next 30-40 years. (RP)" (04/2015)

97 points Vinous: "A big, powerful wine, the 2012 Haut-Brion possesses stunning richness and intensity, with all of the depth that is lacking in so many other wines in this vintage. Not here. The 2012 possesses remarkable depth and tons of raw, animal power that is going to require considerable time in bottle to soften. Readers should be in no rush; the 2012 Haut-Brion is a wine for the ages. Smoke, graphite, dried herbs and blue/purplish stone fruits grace the exotic, alluring finish. (AG)" (01/2016)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Firm and solid, this is one of the successes of 2012. Its properly dark and tough at this stage, with that serious intent thats a hallmark of Haut-Brion. Layers of firm tannins are interspersed with blackberry fruits and juicy acidity. The wine is dense and concentrated, with the wood aging still showing. This powerful wine will need many years. Drink from 2024. (RV)" (05/2015)

96 points James Suckling: "Amazing aromas of wet stones, earth, currants and berries. Subtle and complex. Full body and a beautiful core of ripe fruit on the palate and the finish. Round, light, chewy tannins. Needs at least four or five years to open. This is the most Merlot ever in Haut-Brion. Rich too. One of the wines of the vintage. 65.5% Merlot, 32.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Cabernet Franc. Better in 2020." (02/2015)

95 points Wine Spectator: "This combines power and refinement, with a singed alder frame around a dense core of red and black currant, plum and blackberry fruit. Notes of bay, black tea and tar line the finish. Has a lovely, fine-grained feel that lets the dark, hefty fruit drape beautifully. The tobacco element hangs in the background. Sneakily long. Best from 2018 through 2030. (JM)" (03/2015)

Jancis Robinson: "Dense and dark. Rich and sumptuous. Some spiciness. Very broad and rich. Very grand. And easy to see where it comes from and how it will proceed. Very pure. Much more forward than La Mission. Zesty but with grandeur and great persistence. Drink 2022-2045. 18.5/20 points" (04/2013)

K&L Notes: Chateau Haut Brion is one of the five First Growth wines of Bordeaux, and the only one from Graves. Located on two hillocks gravel over clay and sand in Pessac for a classic Graves terroir. It consists of 51 hectares of mostly red varietals (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot). 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.

Staff ImageClyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 29, 2015

65% Merlot makes for a softer version of this great first growth. Tons of blackberry aromas mixed with minerals and stones. Great balance and one wine you can drink in a few years with one hour decanting.And it is half the price of the 2010.

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2009 l'Église Clinet, Pomerol - 2 available ($399.99)

97-100 points Wine Spectator: "The nose on this already suggests a deep and contemplative wine with blackberry, dried flowers and sweet berries. Evolves to black olive and hints of asphalt. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and tangy, rich fruit. It really grabs hold of you and wants to tell you it's special. Loads of ripe tannins too. Big and structured. Turns to tapenade. (JS, Web Only2010)"

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Proprietor Denis Durantou has produced a blockbuster Pomerol from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, tipping the scales at just over 14.5% natural alcohol. A riveting wine, pure, elegant, but at the same time, extremely powerful and concentrated, with stunning texture, opulence and density, the tannins are abundant, and the wine certainly in need of a decade of cellaring. Fabulous creme de cassis and cherry liqueur notes are intertwined with hints of licorice, truffle, and graphite. Full and rich, but still in an infantile state of development, this wine needs to be cellared for 10 years but should keep for five decades or more. This 2009 is absolutely profound. (RP) 99+" (02/2012)

95-98 points Vinous: "Ruby-purple. Knockout nose is unbelievably pure and rich, exuding expressive, heady scents of raspberry, plum syrup, Oriental spices, espresso and minerals. Sweet and dense but almost magically vibrant, this wine boasts terrific depth and freshness to its pomegranate, watermelon, dark berry, mineral and floral flavors. Finishes with utterly silky tannins and outstanding palate-saturating length. One of the stars of the vintage. (ID)" (05/2010)

97 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of crushed blackberries and blueberries and spices. Rose petals. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a juicy, fruity finish. Beautiful layers of tannins, with hints of acidity. Best after 2017." (02/2012)

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good medium ruby. Essence-of-Merlot aromas of bitter cherry, bluberry, boysenberry, dark chocolate, licorice and spices, lifted by a whiff of violet. Dense, thick and sweet, with a saline nuance to the seamless flavors of dark berries, licorice and spices. Wonderfully sweet, subtle and long, finishing with substantial building tannins and a medicinal reserve that bodes well for a slow and graceful evolution in bottle. A great vintage for this estate. (ST) 95+" (04/2012)

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2005 Lafleur, Pomerol - 2 available ($1,649.99)

100 points Wine Spectator: "Exhibits a complex nose of crushed blackberry, dried flowers and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, with a rich, powerful palate. Tannic and muscular, with great length. Superracy. Builds and goes and goes. So fine and beautiful. Mythic. Best after 2017." (03/08) 95+ points Robert Parker: "The 2005 Lafleur is tight and austere at present, but unquestionably enormously endowed. It displays a dense ruby/purple hue as well as a beautiful bouquet that only emerges with coaxing. Aeration is essential in order to release the subtle, restrained scents of licorice, kirsch liqueur, black truffles, and flowers. In the mouth, there is compelling richness, depth, and intensity, but the wine’s power, full body, forbiddingly backward style, and high tannins suggest significant cellaring will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050." (04/08)

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1989 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac - 3 available ($399.99)

96 points Wine Spectator: "Delivers so much blackberry, leather and dried fruits on the nose. Full-bodied, with ultrapolished tannins and a silky mouthfeel. The palate turns to leaves, cedar and dried berries on the finish, which goes on and on. This is still reserved for the vintage, suggesting a long life ahead. Just coming around now, but will improve many years ahead. I have always loved this Lynch. (JS, Web Only-2010)"

95 points Vinous: "Deep ruby-red. Still youthfully closed but highly complex nose hints at cassis, minerals, gunflint and Oriental spices. Quite clean and juicy, boasting lovely precision and size to its flavors of small dark berries, smoky plum, coffee and minerals. This pure, long wine finishes with enticingly soft flavors of red cherry and marzipan. Though rich and opulent, this graceful, seamless wine can still age effortlessly. Maybe the best Lynch-Bages of the last 30 years. (ST)" (01/2012)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I have tasted the Château Lynch Bages 1989 several times since my last penned note in 2010. It is such a consistent wine, a Pauillac that never lets you down. Here it continues to sport a relatively backward blackberry and cedar scented nose, the graphite (pencil box) element a little more accentuated. The aromatic purr like a Bentley, unraveling with each swirl of the glass. The palate is very well defined with a rigid structure, well-judged acidity and hints of chestnut and cooked meat offering secondary notes on the dense finish that suggest a long drinking plateau. What a stupendous wine from Jean-Michel Cazes! (NM)" (07/2016)

94 points John Gilman: "The 1989 Lynch Bages is one of the finest recent vintages of this wine that I have ever had the pleasure to taste, with a beautiful depth of fruit that only the greatest vintages of this fine estate have been able to boast in the past. The deep and superb nose soars from the glass in a vibrant mélange of black cherries, cassis, incipient notes of petroleum jelly (which are so prevalent in the 1961 and 1959 versions of this wine today), complex gravel soil tones, cigar ash and toasty new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure on the attack, with a sappy core of fruit, impeccable focus and balance, with ripe, moderate tannins and absolutely stunning length and grip. The 1989 Lynch is a beautiful wine and one of the reference point vintages for this superb estate in the last fifty years. Surprisingly, it is one of the few 1989s that is at the same stage of evolution as its 1990 counterpart and is only a few years away from primetime drinking. Given its superior mid-palate depth, I would expect it to outlive the very good 1990. Impressive juice. (Drink between 2016-2060)" (07/2012)

94 points James Suckling: "I have always been a big fan of this rich wine, with its currant and tropical fruit character on the nose and palate, and just a hint of toasted oak. Its full-bodied, with wild fruit and tobacco character, and a roasted coffee bean aftertaste. This is a fabulous wine." (03/2012)

Jancis Robinson: "A really lovely Lynch this. As it has been for some time. Dark ruby. Very rich and sweet. Just very slightly rusty on the end. Lovely and vital on the mid palate and just slightly falls off at the end. But it sure delivers both peasure and richness so that initially I wondered whether it wasn't right bank. Voluptuous. 18/20 points" (05/2013)

K&L Notes: In 2011, Robert Parker rated this bottling 99+, saying: "The 1989 has taken forever to shed its formidable tannins, but what a great vintage of Lynch Bages! I would rank it at the top of the pyramid although the 1990, 2000, and down the road, some of the more recent vintages such as 2005, 2009 and 2010 should come close to matching the 1989's extraordinary concentration and undeniable aging potential. Its dense purple color reveals a slight lightening at the edge and the stunning bouquet offers classic notes of creme de cassis, subtle smoke, oak and graphite. Powerful and rich with some tannins still to shed at age 22, it is still a young adolescent in terms of its evolution and will benefit from another 4-5 years of cellaring. It should prove to be a 50 year wine." (8/2011)

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1996 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (1.5L) (soiled label) - 1 available Price: Hidden

92 points Wine Spectator: "This is much more open than the 1995. Offers aromas and flavors of currant, mint and spices. Full-bodied, soft and velvety, with a fruit finish. (JS, Web-2007)"

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1996 Lynch Bages has a delightful fresh, minty bouquet that does not quite deliver the complexity of recent vintages, nicely perfumed with hints of wilted rose petal developing with time. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, fresh from the start with blackcurrant pastilles, a touch of tobacco with a tightly coiled, minerally, slightly sharp finish that perhaps just needs a little more depth. I appreciate that lingering pencil lead note on the aftertaste... It's the kind of Pauillac I would grab from a restaurant list at the right price. A point. (NM)" (10/2016)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby-red with a hint of garnet. Cabernet Sauvignon-typical aromas of blackcurrant, violet, tobacco, dried herbs and minerals, complicated by a touch of smoky oak. In a distinctly firm, structured style, but with juicy acidity intensifying the dark berry and mineral flavors. Building flesh and sweetness on the back half counterbalances the wine's firm spine, spreading out nicely on the lingering finish. Though currently a little clenched and austere, this wine offers excellent precision and wonderful balance. 91+ (ID)" (01/2012)

Jancis Robinson: "Mid ruby. Savoury nose reminiscent of wet stones and then a real weight of ripe fruit. Still some greenness on the finish but this seems a bit more set for future development than most." (02/2011)

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2014 Margaux, Margaux ($499.99)

97 points James Suckling: "The purity of Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is what impresses here. Subtle and energetic plum and currant aromas follow through to a gorgeously harmonized palate of wonderful fruit and an ultra-long finish. Current bush and light earth adds to the complexity. Lasts for minutes." (02/2017)

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "There is a sense of pure juicy black-currant fruit that shoots through this great wine. With tannins that are firm while not a jot too much, the wine is crisp, packed with fruit and set for many years of aging. It is beautiful, fruity and intensely structured. *Cellar Selection* (RV)" (04/2017)

95 points Wine Spectator: "This is solidly packed, with layers of warm fig bread, plum compote and black currant preserves, carried by a silky yet substantial structure. As the fruit plays out, the anise, black tea and singed alder notes in the background come into clearer focus, giving this remarkable range. Everything glides beautifully through the suave, gently toasty finish. Best from 2020 through 2035. *Collectibles* (JM)" (03/2017)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Château Margaux represents 36% of the years total production and is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Affording the glass five to ten minutes to open, the aromatics are very similar to those expressed out of barrel, those dark cherries and violets, tightly wound at first but unfurling beautifully and seemingly with each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin and it appears to have fomented a little more finesse during its élevage. There is wonderful mineral tension and dash of spiciness on the persistent finish. There remains some tightness here, the implication that this is a Château Margaux determined to give long-term pleasure. Therefore, do not be afraid to give it a decade in the cellar. (NM)" (03/2017)

95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The grand vin from the Mentzelopoulos family and late manager Paul Pontallier is the 2014 Château Margaux which checks in as a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, as always, raised in 100% new barrels, and represents a scant 36% of the total production from the estate. A regal, classy, and nuanced beauty, its ruby/purple-tinged color is followed by a terrific perfume of cassis, licorice, spicy oak, sandalwood and a hint of vanilla. With a beautiful core of sweet fruit, ripe, polished tannin, no hard edges, and a great finish, this full-bodied 2014 shows the classy, elegant style of the vintage brilliantly. Give bottles 5-7 years and it should deliver plenty of pleasure over the following three decades." (11/2017)

94 points Vinous: "The 2014 Margaux is a soft, understated wine that speaks in hushed tones. Silky, delicate and understated, it offers lovely depth in a decidedly laid-back style, even by the standards of Margaux. Deceptive in its midweight structure, the 2014 is a classy wine that will likely only show its true colors with time in bottle. The wine spent 21 months in 100% new French oak. (AG) 94+" (02/2017)

2014 Margaux, Margaux (3L) - 1 available ($1,799.99)

97 points James Suckling: "The purity of cabernet sauvignon fruit is what impresses here. Subtle and energetic plum and currant aromas follow through to a gorgeously harmonized palate of wonderful fruit and an ultra-long finish. Current bush and light earth adds to the complexity. Lasts for minutes." (02/2017)

97 points Wine Enthusiast: " *Cellar Selection* There is a sense of pure juicy black-currant fruit that shoots through this great wine. With tannins that are firm while not a jot too much, the wine is crisp, packed with fruit and set for many years of aging. It is beautiful, fruity and intensely structured. (RV)" (04/2017)

95 points Wine Spectator: " *Collectibles* This is solidly packed, with layers of warm fig bread, plum compote and black currant preserves, carried by a silky yet substantial structure. As the fruit plays out, the anise, black tea and singed alder notes in the background come into clearer focus, giving this remarkable range. Everything glides beautifully through the suave, gently toasty finish. (JM)" (03/2017)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Château Margaux represents 36% of the years total production and is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Affording the glass five to ten minutes to open, the aromatics are very similar to those expressed out of barrel, those dark cherries and violets, tightly wound at first but unfurling beautifully and seemingly with each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin and it appears to have fomented a little more finesse during its élevage. There is wonderful mineral tension and dash of spiciness on the persistent finish. There remains some tightness here, the implication that this is a Château Margaux determined to give long-term pleasure. Therefore, do not be afraid to give it a decade in the cellar. (NM)" (03/2017)

94 points Vinous: "The 2014 Margaux is a soft, understated wine that speaks in hushed tones. Silky, delicate and understated, it offers lovely depth in a decidedly laid-back style, even by the standards of Margaux. Deceptive in its midweight structure, the 2014 is a classy wine that will likely only show its true colors with time in bottle. The wine spent 21 months in 100 % new French oak. (AG)" (02/2017)

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

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2004 Pavie, St-Emilion (1.5L) - 2 available ($399.99)

96 points Wine & Spirits: "A conspicuously modern wine, Pavie with its hyper-ripe fruit and substantial new oak treatment stands out as an offense to some, a glorious pleasure to others. In the case of the 2004, it carries the oak beautifully, untamed by it. The wine is wild, in fact, and quite hard to resist. The cool complexity of the tannins grows out of three terroirs: the limestone plateau, a sector of gravel and limestone and a third sector of clay. The fruit opens with thick-skinned black plum power, reverberating with feral scents and violets. Staunch and formidable, the wine is packed with life." (10/2007)

95 points Wine Spectator: "This is a beauty, with the singed apple wood and juniper notes fully melded with the core of lush raspberry and blackberry confiture flavors. The edges are rounded off but the spine still drives through. Ends with graphite and ganache accents and a mouthwatering hint.--Non-blind Pavie vertical (March 2017). (JM, Web Only-2017)"

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A brilliant effort from proprietors Chantal and Gerard Perse, Pavies 2004 (7,050 cases) exhibits an inky/ruby/purple color, a surprisingly soft, forward style for this hallowed terroir, full-bodied, and concentrated creme de cassis flavors intermixed with cherries, truffles, and subtle smoky wood notes. Beautifully-textured as well as expansive, this may be the most developed and forward Pavie made by Perse since his acquisition of the property in 1998. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2025+ (RP) 95+" (06/2007)

93 points Vinous: "Good deep fresh ruby. Vibrant, complex aromas of blackberry, violet, licorice, espresso and minerals. Concentrated, spicy and fresh, with lovely clarity and lift to its penetrating dark fruit and mineral flavors. Densely packed and downright palate-staining for 2004 without any impression of heaviness. This has plenty of fat for the year and finishes impressively dense, with ripe, building tannins. Owner Gerard Perse notes that Pavie has the benefit of three different soil types, while Pavie-Decesse is a single block of old vines on calcaire Thus Pavie is always more complex, he adds, and the portion of younger vines at Pavie brings a fruity quality that's sometimes missing in Pavie-Decesse. (ST)" (05/2007)

K&L Notes: Neil Martin, 91 points: "Tasted at the Fine Wine Experience’s Pavie vertical. The Pavie ’04 has a gorgeous bouquet that is showing much better definition than the 2003. Very pure with luscious blackberry, date, liquorice and cassis aromas that soar from the glass. Very well balanced on the palate with a slight hardness on the tannins, but there is good acidity here, very dense to the point of being almost foursquare on the finish that lacks some complexity and has a brutish quality that is distracting at the moment. Tasted June 2010." (Wine Journal)

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2003 Pavie, St-Emilion (1.5L) - 2 available ($599.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "At its release, the 2003 Pavie was somewhat controversial in wine tasting circles, but eleven years later it is obviously a great classic. Its deep purple color is accompanied by notes of vanillin, lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, plums, black currants and kirsch. Full-bodied, youthful and rich with terrific purity and texture as well as a striking opulence, its 40+-second finish, stunning purity and wonderful perfume suggest it can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years. (RP)" (08/2014)

96 points Wine Spectator: "Dark purple. Shows intense aromas of raisin, coffee and treacle tart. Very, very ripe. Full-bodied, superrich and velvety. This is so layered and powerful. Blockbuster." (07/2006)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Impressive full medium ruby color. Quite locked up on the nose following the February bottling; hinted at currant, smoked meat and roasted nuts as it opened in the glass. Extremely powerful but a bit chunky today, conveying an impression of extraordinary solidity. One senses but does not taste the minerals and primary berry fruit. But this painfully closed wine already offers uncanny sweetness. The major mouthful of tannins calls for at least six to eight years of cellaring. A classic extreme 2003 that is currently in a sullen stage. This is sure to controversial-at least until it begins to recover from the bottling. My score may prove to be conservative, but today it's the dried fruit character that dominates. 92(+?) points" (05/2006)

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1982 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (soiled label, very high shoulder fill) - 1 available ($599.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Whilst I enjoyed several bona fide perfect examples of the 1982 Château Pichon Lalande in the late nineties, my most recent encounters imply that these years were its peak. Nevertheless, it remains a brilliant, benchmark wine that continues to give a great deal of pleasure. This bottle, of perfect provenance, was captivating on the nose - still youthful and jam-packed with very pure and intense black and red fruit, mixed with cedar and graphite notes that ebb away as the Merlot component takes over and delivers strawberry and undergrowth scents. The palate retains its exquisite balance thanks to its fine tannin and layers of black, graphite-infused fruit that ease you into its sumptuous finish. It is a long-term wine, so do not be surprised if it continues along its plateau for another 20 years. Why is it not 100 points in my book? Well, compared to the 1982 Latour, it does not possess that same level of precision or length. Yet the bottom line is that both wines represent fabulous, era-defining contributions to this legendary vintage, and both continue to offer profound expression of Pauillac at its peak. (NM)" (07/2016)

98 points Wine Spectator: "This unfurls with amazing grace, as refined tannins let the warmed cassis, macerated plum, pain d'épices, melted licorice, roasted alder and smoldering tobacco notes drape together and hang endlessly on the finish. A stunner that has been stuck at at this sublime point for a while, with no signs of moving any time soon. Thoroughly sublime and still the modern-era high-water mark for these wines. (JM, Web-2014)"

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red-ruby color. Liqueur-like aromas of currant, cedar, lead pencil, truffle and smoked meat. Magically sweet and silky in the mouth, with superb depth of flavor and a complete absence of rough edges. A huge wine with utterly compelling sweetness and great terroir character. Powerful if somewhat unrestrained. Finishes ripely tannic, long and sweet. Many tasters still rank this among their two or three favorites of the vintage. (ST)" (08/2002)

Jancis Robinson: "A famous wine that has long been one of the stars of the 1982 firmament. This bottle was not in quite such fine fettle as the bottle enjoyed at the chateau in July 2015 but it's still a superb wine, even if this one seemed to have lost some of its puppy fat and opulence. A real classic with superb balance of ripeness and freshness. Tannins all receded. 18/20 points" (07/2016)

K&L Notes: Robert Parker has scored this bottling 99-100 points a total of seven times.

2008 Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Romanée-St-Vivant Grand Cru - 1 available ($429.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Naturally Lachauxs 2008 Romanee Saint-Vivant bats last in the Arnoux line-up, but in addition, this vintage it puts every wine that came before it in the collection into perspective, and all but the Reignots in the shade (not that as a group these werent already noir enough Pinots). Sumptuous black fruits accented by fruit pit piquancy; complex if to some extent ineffable, decadent forest floor and mineral notes; exotic spices, rich chocolate, and heady floral perfume all are on display in this seamlessly-rich, already velvet-textured beauty whose structure is implicit but deeply-buried. Yet there is not an ounce of superfluous fat or a bit of superficial sweetness, and there is that vibratory resonance possessed by the exceptional wines of this vintage. There are around 140 cases of this not a small quantity by the standards of top-notch grand cru Burgundy though of course a bottle will cost you dearly. I suspect it will be among the last 2008s to still be seducing a few lucky wine lovers 25 or more years from now. (DS)" (06/2010)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good dark red. Less showy today than the Suchots but deep and nuanced, offering notes of blackberry, violet and licorice. Pure but reticent on the palate, with silky, sappy dark fruit and spice flavors complemented by harmonious oak. Bigger and thicker than the Suchots yet wonderfully elegant. A bit brooding today and hiding its complexity and subtlety, but this will be a knockout. Saturates every square millimeter of the palate on the very long finish. Lachaux recommends drinking it for its glorious fruit in 2 or 3 years or holding it for 10 to 15. (ST) 94+" (03/2011)

94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This is quite similar to the Suchots in many respects, especially aromatically but there are more dimensions present as the RSV is finer, deeper, more elegant and more complex. The middle weight and reserved flavors are supple and relatively forward, indeed there is a tenderness, even a delicacy to them, all wrapped in a naturally sweet, seductive and hauntingly long finish. Lovely in every respect." (01/2011)

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1981 Domaine Ramonet Montrachet Grand Cru (Previously $1250) - 1 available Price: Hidden

Quoting Clive Coates: "'Père' Ramonet was more than a character. He was, to use the old cliché - but it is true in this instance - a legend in his own lifetime. More or less from scratch, by dint of sheer hard work and a genius for wine, he built up one of the finest white wine domaines in Burgundy. Today the name of Ramonet is synonymous with top Chardonnay. The allocations for bottles are fought over, for every collector considers it his or her right to own some. They sell at auction for astronomical sums whenever they appear. On the rare occasions, as in January 1995 at the Montrachet restaurant in New York, when someone puts on a special vertical tasting and dinner, the tickets - and they are not cheap - are over-subscribed ten times. Ramonet in white is the equivalent of Henri Jayer or the DRC in red."

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1985 Maison Leroy Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru - 4 available ($999.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1985 Leroy Ruchottes-Chambertin is a classic example of a grand cru from the Gevrey-Chambertin appellation. The color is still very dark ruby, and the bouquet has just begun to release secondary aromas of grilled meats, leather, and baked red and black fruits. The high tannin levels may cause some to think the wine is rustic and rough-edged, but there is sensational concentration of fruit, a deep mid-palate, and a spectacular, long, opulent, tannic finish. (RP)" (12/1992)

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2000 Dom Pérignon "Luminous" Brut Rosé Champagne - 1 available ($399.99)

96 points James Suckling: "I've always been a huge fan of DP rosé. It's rich and intense but never heavy and cloying like so many rose Champagnes. I was surprised how fresh and balanced the 2000 DP rosé still is considering the warm and sunny weather during the growing season. Hot and sunny years are seldom great years for Champagne. Yet this bottle is superb with creamy-textured sliced peaches, cranberries, petals and apples on the nose and palate. It was full-bodied with a enrapturing texture and an intense, flavorful finish." (06/2016)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2000 Dom Perignon Rose is a flashy, ripe Champagne that screams Pinot to a degree I have never encountered in another vintage of this wine. A dark, intense color leads to a Chambolle-like nose followed by endless red berries, flowers and spices, all backed up with plenty of muscle, richness and density. The wine continues to blossom on the palate, with utterly beguiling detail, clarity and polish, all qualities that resonate on the rich, expansive finish. The 2000 Dom Perignon Rose is 45% Chardonnay and 55% Pinot Noir, of which 25% is still Pinot. Geoffroy says his goal was to make a statement with the 2000 Dom Perignon Rose; he has done that?and so much more. In fact, the 2000 seems to signal a stylistic shift towards a more important, serious style of rose. This superb wine is not to be missed, but readers should note this is no easygoing rose, rather it is a Champagne that demands serious attention. The 2000 will test the limits of what readers expect from a Dom Perignon Rose, but the wine is simply marvelous. I loved it. This bottle was disgorged in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025. (AG)" (12/2010)

96 points Vinous: "The 2000 Dom Pérignon Rosé is a turning point for the house, as it represents a move towards a more ambitious, bold style that is a clear departure from the past. Now showing the very first signs of early development, the 2000 is also an ideal choice for drinking today. Crushed flowers, rose petals, sweet red berries and spices are laced into the racy, welcoming finish. Disgorged 2008. Drink 2015-2040. (AG)" (05/2015)

95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: " I haven't always been knocked out by this cuvée but such is not the case with the 2000 as there is fine complexity to the beautifully well-layered nose that speaks of various red berry fruit elements along with floral, yeast and discreet lemon zest nuances. One of the aspects that I very much like is how full-flavored this is while retaining a lovely sense of refinement that is substantially aided by the notably fine effervescence, all wrapped in an utterly delicious and impressively persistent finish. Sometimes rosé champagnes struggle with the balancing act of delivering first-rate flavor authority while maintaining a refined mouth feel. When they miss they are either too tannic and thus err on the side of rusticity to they're too light and thus don't provide the depth one searches for at this level. However the 2000 Dom Rosé gets the balance exactly right because as noted there is both excellent depth and superb refinement. For my taste this has arrived at its peak but note that it will certainly hold for years to come." (10/2015)

Jancis Robinson: "Pale strawberry pink with a hint of crimson still. Very broad and enveloping on the nose - as though one had plunged oneself into a cloud of feathers somehow. Absolutely lovely texture: creamy and, again, enveloping. Much more flattering than the firmer 1998 tasted alongside. Masses of fruit, quite complex fruit already on the mid palate. Delicate and relatively soft - delicate enough to enjoy on its own as an aperitif. Pure pleasure, deeply flirtatious - even though it may not be the longest-lasting Dom P rosé. 18/20 points. (JR)" (03/2010)

K&L Notes: This bottle of Rose Dom Perignon comes with a light-up LED label that is operated by a switch at the base of the bottle.

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2000 Dom Pérignon Brut Rosé Champagne - 1 available ($369.99)

96 points James Suckling: "I've always been a huge fan of DP rosé. It's rich and intense but never heavy and cloying like so many rose Champagnes. I was surprised how fresh and balanced the 2000 DP rosé still is considering the warm and sunny weather during the growing season. Hot and sunny years are seldom great years for Champagne. Yet this bottle is superb with creamy-textured sliced peaches, cranberries, petals and apples on the nose and palate. It was full-bodied with a enrapturing texture and an intense, flavorful finish." (06/2016)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2000 Dom Perignon Rose is a flashy, ripe Champagne that screams Pinot to a degree I have never encountered in another vintage of this wine. A dark, intense color leads to a Chambolle-like nose followed by endless red berries, flowers and spices, all backed up with plenty of muscle, richness and density. The wine continues to blossom on the palate, with utterly beguiling detail, clarity and polish, all qualities that resonate on the rich, expansive finish. The 2000 Dom Perignon Rose is 45% Chardonnay and 55% Pinot Noir, of which 25% is still Pinot. Geoffroy says his goal was to make a statement with the 2000 Dom Perignon Rose; he has done that?and so much more. In fact, the 2000 seems to signal a stylistic shift towards a more important, serious style of rose. This superb wine is not to be missed, but readers should note this is no easygoing rose, rather it is a Champagne that demands serious attention. The 2000 will test the limits of what readers expect from a Dom Perignon Rose, but the wine is simply marvelous. I loved it. This bottle was disgorged in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025. (AG)" (12/2010)

96 points Vinous: "The 2000 Dom Pérignon Rosé is a turning point for the house, as it represents a move towards a more ambitious, bold style that is a clear departure from the past. Now showing the very first signs of early development, the 2000 is also an ideal choice for drinking today. Crushed flowers, rose petals, sweet red berries and spices are laced into the racy, welcoming finish. Disgorged 2008. (AG)" (05/2015)

95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "I haven't always been knocked out by this cuvée but such is not the case with the 2000 as there is fine complexity to the beautifully well-layered nose that speaks of various red berry fruit elements along with floral, yeast and discreet lemon zest nuances. One of the aspects that I very much like is how full-flavored this is while retaining a lovely sense of refinement that is substantially aided by the notably fine effervescence, all wrapped in an utterly delicious and impressively persistent finish. Sometimes rosé champagnes struggle with the balancing act of delivering first-rate flavor authority while maintaining a refined mouth feel. When they miss they are either too tannic and thus err on the side of rusticity to they're too light and thus don't provide the depth one searches for at this level. However the 2000 Dom Rosé gets the balance exactly right because as noted there is both excellent depth and superb refinement. For my taste this has arrived at its peak but note that it will certainly hold for years to come." (10/2015)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "A beautifully balanced wine, with bitter cherries in a core of dry toast. It is already mature, its freshness transformed into a rich texture. Like many rosé Champagnes, this is made for food. (RV)" (12/2010)

Jancis Robinson: "Pale strawberry pink with a hint of crimson still. Very broad and enveloping on the nose - as though one had plunged oneself into a cloud of feathers somehow. Absolutely lovely texture: creamy and, again, enveloping. Much more flattering than the firmer 1998 tasted alongside. Masses of fruit, quite complex fruit already on the mid palate. Delicate and relatively soft - delicate enough to enjoy on its own as an aperitif. Pure pleasure, deeply flirtatious - even though it may not be the longest-lasting Dom P rosé. 18/20 points. (JR)" (03/2010)

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1999 Roederer "Cristal" Brut Champagne (1.5L) - 1 available ($849.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the finest Champagnes I have ever brought to my lips, the 1999 Cristal bursts from the glass with fresh hazelnut and apple scents. Elegant, deep, and silky-textured, this medium to full-bodied beauty is immensely concentrated, pure, packed with apple flavors, and astoundingly long in the finish. Louis Roederer does not display a disgorgement date or consumer friendly lot number on its non-vintage Brut. This is regrettable as it has consistently been one of the finer bottlings in this category. (PR)" (12/2005)

97 points James Suckling: "From the family collection, disgorged ten years after harvest, slightly lower than original dosage. A warm year, the hottest since 1959 at the time, this has high ripeness and plenty of spice, a touch reductive, gentle citrus peel and some candied tropical fruits, clear chalk, dried honey and brioche too. The palate has a compression to it, smooth and finely layered texture here, some flesh and some succulent texture, generous dried red cherry fruit flavours pressed together with layers of more savoury autolysis. Complex and textural Champagne. (NS)" (07/2014)

95 points Wine & Spirits: "The precision of the flavors in this vintage of Cristal is riveting. They feel substantial, complete, youthful and extremely long even as their aromatic intensity remains subtle, layered in scents of fresh apple, brioche and yellow plum. But the integration is such that rather than emphasizing individual elements, the wine brings to mind words like brisk, elegant, refined. A beauty to drink now, though it will have more to offer with age." (12/2006)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "A powerful Cristal, which has all the richness of the 1999 vintage. The aromas of white flowers and cocoa lead to a palate that is rich, intense, concentrated, but restrained. It is already drinkable, but should mature well." (11/2006)

K&L Notes: Champagne always tastes best out of magnum!

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2001 Château de Beaucastel "Hommage à Jacques Perrin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) - 1 available ($799.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin is a blend of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise, and 10% Syrah. Full-bodied, excruciatingly backward, and nearly impenetrable, it boasts an inky/blue/purple color in addition to a promising nose of new saddle leather, melted asphalt, camphor, blackberries, smoky, roasted herbs, and Asian spices. A huge lashing of tannin as well as a formidable structure result in the antithesis of its more flattering, forward, and voluptuous sibling, the classic Beaucastel. Readers lucky enough to come across this cuvee should plan on waiting at least a decade before it begins to approach adolescence. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2040." (02/2004)

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "($425; a blend of 60% mourvedre, 20% grenache, 10% syrah and 10% counoise) Saturated ruby-red. Highly complex, very primary, inky nose hints at blackberry, black cherry, licorice, spicecake and tree bark; dominated by the mourvedre. Then dense, thick and sappy in the mouth, with brooding black fruit and mineral flavors and superb precision. Hints of meat and leather lurk, but, like the regular release, this is extremely backward and dominated by dark fruits. Offers superb thickness without any excess weight, and a wonderfully seamless, elegant texture. Finishes extremely long, with very fine tannins. A unique critter: a Chateauneuf du Pape with just 20% grenache. Likely to develop in bottle for two decades or more." (02/2004)

95 points Wine Spectator: "This is just starting to shed its cloak of dark, bittersweet Valrhona chocolate and brooding tar notes, unfurling a core of cassis, blackberry paste and plum reduction that has a terrifically broad, fleshy feel. Still has some grip to shed on the finish though, where roasted mesquite, iron and sanguine notes wait in reserve. Seems on course to be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage.2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape non-blind retrospective (November 2011). Drink now through 2026. (Web-2012)"

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2010 Château de Beaucastel "Hommage à Jacques Perrin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) - 1 available ($999.99)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "No such issue exists with the perfect 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin. I don't know what more a wine could offer. Inky blue/purple, with an extraordinary nose of smoked duck, grilled steaks, Provencal herbs, blackberries, blueberries, kirsch, licorice and truffle, enormously massive, concentrated, full-bodied and built for 30-50 years of cellaring, this wine, which is dominated by its Mourvedre component, is a tour de force, a spectacular, world-class wine. It is going to require some patience, though, and seems to need 4-5 years of cellaring. It should again be almost ageless in its potential." (10/2012)

97 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(based on 70% mourvedre, with roughly 10% each of syrah, grenache and counoise): Bright ruby. A drop-dead, room-filling bouquet evokes black raspberry liqueur, incense, anise and lavender, with smoke and herb overtones. Sappy and penetrating, offering deeply pitched but lively dark berry and cherry flavors and an exotic touch of candied flowers. Fine-grained tannins come up with air and give grip to an endless, fruit- and mineral-dominated finish. This remarkable wine would be at the top of my Chateauneuf to-buy list this vintage if I had the resources to swim in such waters." (01/2013)

K&L Notes: Only 500 cases of this finest bottling were produced. Mourvedre was particularly good in Chateauneauf in 2010, so this was right in Beaucastel's wheel house. They weren't going to miss. 15% abv.

2001 Aldo Conterno "Granbussia" Barolo Riserva (3L) - 1 available ($1,099.99)

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good full medium red. Very ripe aromas of strawberry, licorice, minerals and truffle, with balsamic and dried floral nuances. Fat, sweet, rich and deep; at once succulent and seamless, with a wonderfully layered texture and great early appeal. Very full without coming across as weighty. The slow-building finish features substantial sweet tannins. "Shows the magic side of 2001," Franco offers. "It can keep for a long time but it's great right now." By the way, 2001 was the seventh consecutive vintage in which this wine was bottled, but there will be no '02, '03 or '04." (12/2007)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Barolo Riserva Granbussia is gorgeous today. The bouquet is starting to show its age, with early signs of tertiary evolution that take shape in the glass. There is more than enough fruit to suggest the 2001 will drink well for another decade or so. Nothing in particular stands out, just the wines textural beauty and incomparable finesse. Rose petals, autumn leaves and sweet spices waft from the glass as the wine continues to freshen up over time. This is a terrific showing from one of the icons of Piedmont. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021." (04/2012)

92 points Wine Spectator: "Displays wonderful aromas of strawberry and Indian spices, with a hint of flowers. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins, a beautiful texture and excellent balance. Drinking really well now. One of the most balanced Granbussias yet. Best from 2008 through 2012." (10/2007)

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1999 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Masseto" Toscana - 1 available ($624.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1999 Masseto is a cool, inward wine graced with exquisite finesse, but it still needs a few years in bottle to show its potential. That said, it is pretty spectacular even today. This is a vintage that will appeal to readers who enjoy firm, structured wines. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024. (AG)" (11/2011)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Beautiful violet, berry and raspberry character. Very fruity and pretty. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. This is seductive and modern. It shows excellent potential for aging." (10/2004)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Intense blackish ruby. Big, brooding nose of superripe plum, sage and other Mediterranean herbs. Extraordinarily plush, with raspberry jam filling the mouth. Big, dusty tannins underscore the intense and very long finish, redolent of roasted espresso beans and vanilla." (08/2003)

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2001 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Masseto" Toscana - 1 available ($1,099.99)

100 points James Suckling: "This has an intense nose of brown sugar, porcini mushrooms, dark fruits, tobacco, olives, cigar box... I am running out of words to describe the nose. The palate is full bodied and ultra rich. This is a monumental wine that arouses all your senses. Truly exotic and sensual. Enjoy this for the rest of your life." (03/2011)

100 points Wine Spectator: "Wonderful aromas of blackberries, raspberries and fresh tobacco, with a hint of exotic fruit. Fullbodied, with loads of velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Very silky indeed. A gorgeous, seductive and classy red. A monument to Tuscany. Layers and layers of fruit and tannins. This will live forever. As great as the legendary 1985 Sassicaia, and perhaps the greatest Tuscan red ever. I have tasted this 10 or 15 times in the last two years and it has always been magnificent. *Ranked #6 in Top 100 of 2004*" (10/2004)

98 points Vinous: "The 2001's reputation as one of the great all-time Massetos was easy to see. The wine boasted superb power, depth and concentration, not to mention superb overall balance. (AG)" (02/2012)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Masseto lives up to its reputation as a modern-day legend. The wine has everything; beautifully delineated aromatics, generous fruit and plenty of structure to support all of the elements. It is a big, massive Masseto endowed with huge fruit and an exotic, powerful personality. An eternal finish rounds things out in style. The 2001 is dazzling from start to finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2023. (AG)" (11/2011)

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1955 Fonseca (Wine Society Limited) Port - 1 available Price: Hidden

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1963 Fonseca Vintage Port - 8 available ($399.99)

98 points Wine Spectator: "A grand slam. Deep ruby with a slightly red edge, intense black cherry and raspberry nose, full-bodied, with masses of fruit, full tannins and an extremely long finish. This can age indefinitely. (JS, Web Only-1989))"

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This example was bottled in Porto and remained in the houses bin until this tasting. The 1963 Vintage Port has a dark russet color. The nose is beautifully defined, perhaps this particular bottle less exuberant than other that I have encountered. It offers walnut, small cherries, juniper berries and a touch of spirit that expands in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with wonderful balance and fine tannins. It has tremendous weight matched by nigh perfect acidity. It is very harmonious, almost honeyed towards the finish with hazelnut and cloves infusing the decayed fruit and hints of menthol on the spicy aftertaste. This is a sublime Fonseca that will last another two or three decades with ease. Drink now-2030+. (NM)" (02/2013)

Staff ImageClyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: April 24, 2015

The perfect Port vintage and the perfect house for 1963. Stunning.

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1963 Graham's Vintage Port - 6 available ($399.99)

97 points Wine Spectator: "This is a monumental wine with a great balance of fruit and tannin. Medium ruby with a garnet edge, enticing nose of bitter chocolate and plums, full-bodied, with chocolate and raspberry flavors, medium tannins and a very long finish.(JS, Web Only-1989)"

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "What a stunning 1963 vintage port this is! The bouquet draws you in, does not drag you in with its alcohol and reveals a fresh, well defined nose with a nutty edge, hints of cigar box and allspice. The palate is beautifully balanced, understated on the entry but building all the time, flashes of eucalyptus leading towards a more extrovert, clove tinged finish that hangs around the palate like an obsessed ex-girlfriend. Gorgeous Grahams! Drink now-2030. (NM)" (09/2009)

K&L Notes: According to the Symington Family Estates (SFE) Tasting Room Team: "Simply sublime, 50 years old and still so vital and complete. Shown in conjunction with the 2011 Vintage Ports, many critics noted the same ‘schistous’ aromatic notes associated with the 2011s. There were also wonderful aromas of tea-leaf and mint, bergamot and cinnamon and a seductive palate, complex and very, very refined. An absolute delight." (2013)

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1963 Taylor Vintage Port Price: Hidden

97 points Wine Spectator: "A big wine with superb balance, a shining example of this exuberantly fruity vintage. Deep ruby, with violets and coffee on the nose, full-bodied, with dried cherry flavors and plenty of tannin, balanced and long on the finish. (JS, Web Only-1989)"

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades. Their tawnys are also among the very best, though somewhat expensive. The 1963 is quite fabulous yet still seemingly capable of developing for another decade or more. (RP)" (01/1989)

95 points John Gilman: "The 63 Taylor is a legend in the making, but unlike the 1970 that has been drinking well for many years already, the 1963 is still at least a dozen years away from its true apogee. I know that there are many port enthusiasts that have been happy drinking the 1963 Taylor for years already, but to my palate this is so obviously still on its way up that I have little desire to do anything but keep this resting comfortably in the cellar. The bouquet is deep and still very youthful, as it offers up a lovely blend of black cherries, plums, tobacco, herb tones, mint, a touch of tariness, cedar and a snapshot of the intense old Taylor spice garden that will come if given appropriate bottle age. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, deep and powerfully built, with the iron backbone of this house, great acids, moderate tannins, and outstanding length and grip on the complex finish. As appealing as this wine is in its plump and black fruity middle age, I would strongly urge keeping hands off of it until all of the spice and orange zest elements emerge and add another layer to the aromatic fireworks. (Drink between 2020-2075)" (02/2007)

Jancis Robinson: "A rare treat to sip a truly mature vintage port. The spirit was just starting to make its presence felt. This is fully mature and possibly, in the case of this bottle, even starting its gentle decline. Extremely sweet and spicy, this reminded me of those biscuits they call gypsy creams. Caressing, round texture. 18/20 points." (01/2017)

K&L Notes: 96 points Neal Martin: "A much more youthful colour compared to the -60, the nose is very well defined, feminine, almost floral with notes of wild strawberry, smoke, tobacco, Clementine and leather. Yet it does not quite have the breeding I was expecting, something more transparent when contrasting against the -45 or the -48. The palate is silky and harmonious with filigree tannins, notes of strawberry, cherry and liquorices leading to a more structured fig-tinge finish. The palate is more compelling than the nose and it has great length. I would actually give this more time in bottle, something tells me it would like to reach half-a-century! Tasted November 2007." (5/2008, Wine Journal, RobertParker.com)

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A lot of famous wines from famous vintages let me down. This 1963 Taylor is not one of them. This spectacularly aromatic, effortless port brightened up a Thursday here at K&L with its vinous perfection. The only thing that I can imagine improving this wine would be a little time to settle, and a wheel of stilton.

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2008 Blackbird "Illustration" Napa Valley Red Wine (3L) etched bottle Price: Hidden

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2012 Abreu "Las Posadas" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 3 available ($499.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Las Posadas Proprietary Red is a massive fruit bomb from that high-elevation vineyard. Forest floor, floral notes, lead pencil shavings, licorice, fruitcake, cedar wood and oodles of black fruits soar from the glass and from the palate of this full-bodied, majestic, multi-layered wine. Like most 2012s, it is really strutting its stuff. It is still obviously young, but dramatic and flamboyant. This sensational wine should age effortlessly for 25-30+ years. (RP)" (10/2015)

97 points James Suckling: "So much tar with blackberry and blueberry aromas. Perfumed. Black olive. Forest floor. A fabulous Bordeaux blend with complexity and subtlety. Full-bodied yet polished and refined. Incredible length and finish. Wonderful spice. Hard not to drink now. About 300 cases made. March release." (03/2016)

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2010 Abreu "Madrona Ranch" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($399.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Madrona Ranch, which David Abreu told me he crop-thinned by at least 50%, is a more backward, tannic, brooding wine at present. An inky/purple color and lots of baking spice, espresso, black and blue fruits, and hints of graphite and toast emerge from this wine as well as formidable tannins in the finish. However, the tannins are sweet and well-integrated in this big, blockbuster effort. It will require patience by purchasers as it needs to be forgotten for 4-5 years; it will drink well over the following three decades. As a set of wines, it is hard to surpass the four cuvees from the estate vineyards of David Abreu. As I have written many times in the past, all of these wines are truly world-class efforts that stand alongside proprietary red wines made from Bordeaux varietals from any appellation in the world. (RP)" (10/2013)

98 points Vinous: "Abreu's 2010 Madrona Ranch dazzles with its intensity and extraordinary overall balance. Menthol, new leather, tobacco, cedar and earthy notes are all backed up by serious power. The 2010 is explosive on the palate -as so many 2010s are - yet the tannins are remarkably polished for a young wine with this much structure. A creamy, deeply resonant finish rounds things out in this stunning red from Madrona Ranch. The blend is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot. (AG) 98+" (11/2013)

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2011 Abreu "Madrona Ranch" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($399.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the back hills of St. Helena, in the direction of Spring Mountain, comes Abreus first single-vineyard offering from vineyards planted in 1982, the Madrona Ranch. This cuvée usually contains at least 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Franc, ranging from 33% to 45%. Tiny quantities of Petit Verdot and Merlot are also added, depending on how they fared in any given vintage. Last year I mentioned that the 2011 Proprietary Red Madrona Ranch was one of the rare Abreu wines that showed a little herbaceousness, but that has completely aged out. There is now a forest floor intensity to this full-bodied, opaque purple-colored 2011. After spending 26 months in 100% new oak, it exhibits great fruit, concentration and intensity. The fact that Abreu and Grimes do malolactic in their new oak barrels seems to integrate the wood better than at many wineries. It is certainly a key to understanding the wines complexity. It displays lots of Christmas fruitcake, coffee, chocolate and spice box notes, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and sweet tannin. Drink it over the next 15+ years. (RP)" (10/2014)

95 points Vinous: "Abreu's 2011 Madrona Ranch possesses remarkable textural depth and richness, especially for the year. Rich, layered and super-expressive, the 2011 graces the palate with a compelling interplay of bright fruit, expressive aromatics and lovely breadth. New leather, crushed flowers and mint add nuance on the close. (AG)" (12/2014)

2006 Amuse Bouche "Vin Perdu" Napa Valley Red Blend (5L) - 1 available Price: Hidden

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a new wine from Heidi Barrett and Amuse Bouche. Basically a Bordeaux blend with a splash of Syrah, it's very dry and tannic. The creamy mouthfeel has flavors of blackberry marmalade, dark bitter chocolate, licorice and peppery spices. Complex and refined, it should hit its stride in a year or two. The longterm prospects are unpredictable but promising. *Cellar Selection*" (12/2008)

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2010 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 1 available ($599.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Araujos 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is a picture perfect example of the year. Vibrant, precise and beautifully chiseled, the 2010 boasts serious depth and concentration. The aromas and flavors are incredibly vivid in this textured, dazzling Cabernet Sauvignon. Hints of dark blue and black fruit, mocha, espresso and grilled herbs flesh out on the huge finish. Today the 2010 is unusually open, but it is almost certain to shut down in bottle over the next 6-12 months. The 2010 is a super-classic Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon from Araujo. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035. (AG)" (12/2012)

97 points James Suckling: "One of the great wines of California made from biodynamically grown grapes. Shows unique character of hot stones, iodine and currants. Tannic yet balanced and refined. Better in five or six years of bottle age." (06/2014)

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good full, deep red-ruby. More floral and refined on the nose than the Alta Gracia, offering ineffable aromas of blueberry, brown spices, menthol, bay laurel and cedar. Marvelously silky on entry, then opens out dramatically on the back half, showing insidious, savory flavor concentration but also finishing with outstanding grip and verve. The very fine-grained, building tannins are perked up by notes of pepper and herbs. This wonderfully poised wine, delivering great richness without any undue weight, displays classic Eisele Vineyard character without any signs of roasted fruit. Understated today, this beauty may well merit an even higher score eight or ten years down the road." (05/2013)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Pure, rich and delicious, with a sumptuous core of melted black licorice, dark berry, nutmeg-scented spice, loamy earth and dried herb. Shows impressive focus, density and persistence. Tempting now, but should age well. Best from 2014 through 2028." (11/2013)

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2009 Bond "Quella" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (1.5L) - 1 available Price: Hidden

95 points Vinous: "Another gorgeous, deeply expressive wine, the 2009 Quella is showing beautifully. Mocha, plum, bittersweet chocolate and raspberry jam give the wine its sumptuous, up-front personality. Exotic, ripe and racy to the core, the 2009 is a true joy to taste today. Silky tannins add to the wines considerable appeal. This is an especially full-bodied, voluptuous wine with all of its elements in the right place. (AG)" (11/2017)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark medium ruby. Very pure aromas of cassis, blackberry, violet, licorice, graphite and crushed stone. Densely packed and very fine-grained, displaying lovely detail and subtle sweetness in the style of the vintage's best examples. Already boasts terrific inner-mouth tension but this rather brooding wine is quite backward today. The black fruit and saline mineral flavors mount slowly and build on the finish, nicely buffering the wine's serious but seamless tannins. This will need time to display its full personality but has the backbone to ensure a leisurely evolution in bottle. (ST)" (06/2017)

94 points Wine Spectator: "This is perhaps the tightest of the new Bonds, nonetheless the wine offers a dense, focused core of dried berry, black licorice, crushed rock and dried herb flavors. Most impressive on the finish, where the flavors fan out. (JL)" (10/2012)

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1994 Bryant Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($449.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A potentially perfect wine, the 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a fabulous nose of cassis, cream, blueberries, violets, minerals, and spice. It smells like a hypothetical blend of a great vintage of L'Evangile, Clinet, and Mouton-Rothschild. The opaque purple/black color is followed by a full-bodied wine stacked and packed with fruit, glycerin, and extract. No component part is out of place in this formidably endowed, remarkably well-balanced wine. The purity, richness, sweetness and depth of fruit suggest that the wine's potential is limitless. Much like its cellarmate, the 1994 Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon (also made by Helen Turley), the Bryant Family Vineyard's 1994 should evolve into one of California's legendary Cabernets. It will age effortlessly for 25-30 years. (RP)" (12/1996)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Well done, rich and balanced, with tight, dense, chewy tannins wrapped around a core of herb, dill and cedar-laced Cabernet flavors that gain complexity and depth, with subtle flavor nuances and a persistent aftertaste. (JL)" (11/2004)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red with ruby highlights. Game, truffle, currant and sweet oak on the iniviting nose. Plush and sweet on entry, then a bit green in the middle, with herb, truffle and tobacco leaf flavors dominating underlying redcurrant, plum, floral pastilles and spicecake. Round and ample but also has lift. In a very ripe style and delicious right now. The tannins are resolved but this wine still has plenty of fruit." (06/2015)

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2012 Dana Estates "Hershey Vineyard" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Price: Hidden

98 points James Suckling: "This really builds on the palate with slate, gun metal, blueberries, blackcurrants and blackberries on the nose and palate. Hints of mint. Full body, dense and chewy tannins that are like cashmere in texture. Layered and beautiful." (04/2015)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Hershey Vineyard comes from an 1,800-foot elevation and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon harvested October 19-22. This is a sensational superstar from Howell Mountain with an inky purple color, notes of mocha, mulberry, crème de cassis, graphite, and spring flowers. It is dense, full-bodied, opulent, and concentrated with sweet but moderate tannin. This is a stunner that should drink well for another 25 or so years. (RP)" (10/2014)

98 points Vinous: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Hershey Vineyard has developed into a round, sumptuous Howell Mountain wine with the soft contours and exceptional overall balance. Iron, sweet red cherry, plum, smoke and licorice meld together in an open-knit yet structured Cabernet Sauvignon with tons of sheer appeal. The exotic, savory/mineral bouquet is pure Howell, but there is also a softness to the 2012 that makes it incredibly appealing, even today. A final kick of Howell Mountain tannin lingers on the close. As always, the Hershey is the most vivid and structured of the Dana Cabernets. (AG)" (10/2015)

93-96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Tight nose hints at cassis, blueberry, licorice, minerals, and menthol. Densely packed and youthfully medicinal, with brooding flavors of black and blue fruits and crushed stone. This classic Howell Mountain Cabernet went into a shell in my glass. Finishes with huge, chewy tannins that are well supported by the wine's outstanding depth. Holds out great potential. (ST)" (05/2014)

92 points Wine Spectator: "A blockbuster, showing torque and drive, this is dense and chewy, with massive, extracted, earth- and cedar-laced dark berry, graphite, and oak elements, complemented by potent tannins. Needs time. (JL)" (10/2015)

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2010 Dana Estates "Lotus Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available Price: Hidden

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard from the Napa Valley is a brilliant effort that flirts with perfection (much like the 2007). Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 24 months in 100% new French oak (225 cases produced), it boasts beautiful ripe black currant and blueberry fruit intermixed with hints of licorice, violets and forest floor. With more ripeness as well as a bigger, richer style than the other 2010s as well as formidable structure and tannin, this is a quintessentially gorgeous, compelling Napa Cabernet that is accessible enough to provide enjoyment now. (RP)" (10/2013)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Ultrarich, bordering on syrupy, this packs a wallop, with dark, deep layers of blackberry, currant, blueberry and spice that coat the palate. For all the apparent density and extract, this glides along nicely. (JL)" (11/2013)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated medium ruby. Higher-toned on the nose than the Helms bottling, showing superripe dark fruit, cola and exotic chocolatey oak aromas. Extremely deep and creamy-sweet on the palate, with a dominant flavor of blueberry liqueur and a texture of liquid velvet. Finishes with powerful ripe tannins and a hint of dryness. This is almost too much of a good thing. (ST)" (06/2013)

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2012 Dana Estates "Lotus Vineyard" Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($449.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus, which is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, was harvested much earlier, October 9-18, and aged 25 months in French oak (more than 90% new). There are only 300 cases of this wine, which has a striking floral nose with hints of licorice, burning embers, incense, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Its powerful, lightly tannic, extravagantly rich and a great classic from a fabulous terroir and impeccable winemaking and élevage. Drink it over the next 20+ years. (RP)" (10/2014)

96 points Vinous: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard is a bit more direct and focused than the Hershey Vineyard tasted alongside it. Iron, herbs and a host of ferrous notes provide the underpinning for a core of distinctly red-fleshed fruit. Veins of acidity and tannin give the wine its somewhat linear personality for the year. (AG)" (10/2015)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Exhibiting layers of complexity, finesse and nuance, this offers a captivating opening mix of gravel-laced plum and blackberry flavors. Perfumed notes of sweet plum, cassis and cherry rise into the finish. The tannins are rich, loamy and fine-grained. Drink now through 2030. (JL)" (10/2015)

94 points James Suckling: "I love the dusty, terra cotta, meat and plum character. Ripe and luscious. Full-bodied, tannic and chewy with some wood character. Citrus rind and dark berry. Mountain tannins here. Muscular yet fruity. Front-loaded. Better in 2019." (07/2015)

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2006 Futo Oakville Bordeaux Blend (1.5L) - 1 available ($459.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Futo (75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot) exhibits a deep ruby/blue/purple color, a flawless integration of tannin, acidity, wood, and alcohol, and gorgeous opulence. While Futo is situated on western hillsides overlooking Oakville, it displays a style that has more in common with the purity and elegance found in Screaming Eagle, which is a few miles to the east, on the valley floor. This beautiful 2006 is a resounding success for this vintage, which had some issues with rustic tannins. It should drink well for 15+ years. (RP)" (12/2008)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(15.3% alcohol; a 75/25 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot) Very good deep ruby-red. Deep aromas of black raspberry, cassis, mocha, leather and dark chocolate. Dense and broad but sappy, with lovely lift to the lush flavors of blueberry, brown spices and tobacco. An outsized, opulent Napa Valley red with just enough acidity to keep it fresh. In fact, I find this less roasted than the 2005 release. Finishes with huge, dusty, building tannins and excellent length. (ST)" (05/2009)

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2006 Harlan Estate Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend - 6 available ($599.99)

98 points James Suckling: "Intense aromas of black pepper, blueberry, blackberry, tar, and black licorice. Full bodied, with amazing length and a toned muscular character. This lasts for minutes. Like a world class ballerina. It is held back and beautiful. Please leave this alone until 2015!" (02/2011)

97 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full medium ruby. Subdued but pure and vibrant nose offers black raspberry, minerals, licorice and truffle, all lifted by an ineffable perfume that carries through on the palate. Boasts terrific definition and energy; following the group of Bond offerings from '06, this tasted like a wine from another vintage. Very intensely flavored but wonderfully refined wine, with a light touch to its slowly mounting, highly complex flavors of dark fruits, spices, minerals, tobacco and spices. A wine of great finesse, finishing with superb tannins and outstanding lift. This wine has been a knockout from the outset. (ST)" (05/2009)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Harlan Estate has turned out better than I originally predicted. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by classic aromas of creme de cassis, melted licorice, smoked meats, burning embers, and graphite. It has thrown off some of the tannic clout it displayed last year, revealing great balance. A candidate for wine of the vintage, this dense, full-bodied effort has 25+ years of life ahead of it. (RP)" (12/2009)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Here's a big, flashy, cult-style wine if ever there was one. It offers masses of blackberries, black currants, coffee, spices and new oak. Vastly rich, it defines the Harlan Estate style, although, in this vintage, perhaps not quite at its highest expression. Nonetheless the wine is fat and unctuous and immediately drinkable, thanks to refined tannins. *Cellar Selection*" (04/2010)

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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)

98 points James Suckling: "Incredible black currant, blueberry, stone, oyster shell and violet. Subtle and complex. Sweet tobacco. Full body, superb density and flavor. Great length and structure. A wine that is complete and complex. So much aging potential. Linear and dense. Better in 2022." (05/2016)

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2014 Kongsgaard "The Judge" Napa Valley Chardonnay - 2 available ($449.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Chardonnay The Judge (275 cases) emerges from his best parcel, which was planted in 1976 and 1990 on St. George rootstock in rocky, malnourished soils that rarely give up more than one ton of fruit per acre. This is a fabulous Chardonnay, and certainly one of the Chardonnays of the vintage. Rocky minerality intermixed with lemon custard, orange blossom, pineapple and white peach are all present in this big, complex, sensational Chardonnay to drink over the next decade or more. (RP)" (12/2016)

96 points Wine Spectator: "In this style, there's nothing better in California. Serves up a medley of rich, exotic pineapple and tropical fruit flavors that are as broad as they are deep. Most impressive on the finish, where the flavors coat the palate and linger, with fig and apricot details adding to the pleasure. Buttery oak folds in nicely. Drink now through 2020. 372 cases made. (JL)" (06/2017)

95 points Vinous: "Another highlight in this tasting, the 2014 Chardonnay The Judge is developing into a magnificent wine. Silky, gracious and lifted, the 2014 offers plenty of nuance. Lemon confit, hazelnut, orchard fruit and slate build as this sweeping, creamy Chardonnay shows off its personality. (AG)" (12/2016)

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2012 Marcassin "Marcassin Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay - 6 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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2014 Maybach Family "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) ($774.99)

100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Like the 2013, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Materium is another perfect wine. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 90% new barrels, it offers an extraordinary bouquet of blueberries and cassis fruit thats supported by layers of white chocolate, white flowers, toasty oak, and liquid violets. With a deep, saturated purple color, full-bodied richness, incredible elegance and purity, and masses of ripe tannin that are almost hidden by fruit at this early stage, its a heavenly, powerful yet graceful 2014 to drink over the coming 2-3 decades." (12/2017)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The flagship, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Materium, represents 560 cases and achieved 14.8% alcohol after aging in 90% new Taransaud and Darnajou casks. Remarkably, the wine matches the perfect 2013, with extraordinary fragrance of blueberry, blackberry, forest floor, truffle, spring flowers and background barbecue smoke followed by a thick, unctuously textured, juicy, but incredibly well-balanced, intense wine. This is built like a skyscraper with enormous quantities of blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit, well-integrated acidity and sweet, gentle tannins. This is an extraordinary effort from Maybach that can be drunk now or cellared for up to 30 or more years. (RP)" (10/2016)

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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)

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2012 Next of Kyn (Sine Qua Non) "Cumulus Vineyard No. 6" Central Coast Red Blend (1.5L) - 2 available ($799.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A wine that flirts with perfection, the 2012 Cumulus Vineyard #6 is an interesting blend of 38% Syrah, 37% Grenache, 17.4% Petite Sirah and the rest Mourvedre that saw 33 months in 54% new French oak. Theres a tiny 191 cases made, and its one of the most singular, exotic wines Ive tasted. Spice, cedar, chocolate, exotic flowers and an assortment of dark fruits all emerge from this full-bodied, layered blend that hits the palate with serious richness and depth. Yet, like all truly great wines, its light, ethereal and never, ever heavy. Theres big structure here as well, so forget bottles for 3-4 years and enjoy over the following 15+ years. (JD)" (08/2016)

98 points Vinous: "One of the highlights in this tasting, the 2012 Next of Kyn - No. 6 belongs to a group of vintages including 2007 and 2009 that are all about suppleness and raciness. Bright, perfumed and nicely lifted, the 2012 is also quite delicate. Grenache plays an important role in the blend, and that comes through in the wines silky, punchy fruit. Further time in bottle will allow the aromatics to develop more fully, but the 2012 is absolutely delicious today. Moreover, its sense of poise is truly exceptional. 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)

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2012 Odette "Reserve" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (lightly torn label) - 1 available Price: Hidden

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot) is off-the-charts, mind-blowing. Absolutely opaque purple color, a stunning nose of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, a full-bodied skyscraper-like textural extravaganza, luxurious ripeness, freshness and fruit. Its a big wine at 15.4% natural alcohol, but youd never know that if it werent on the label, as everything is beautifully married in one harmonious, glorious wine. The wine has an almost endless finish of 45-50 seconds that just hints at its ultimate potential. If you have discipline, put it away for 3-4 years and watch it unfold and develop for at least two decades. (RP)" (10/2014)

95 points Vinous: "Odette's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve takes things to another level, with a dazzling interplay of ripe fruit, tannin and acidity. Dark raspberry jam, wild flowers, cinnamon and rose petals blossom in the glass as this radiant, super-expressive Cabernet Sauvignon shows off its personality and class. The addition of 20% Merlot in the blend contributes to the wine's radiant, silky personality. What a gorgeous Cabernet this is. (AG)" (12/2014)

94 points Wine Spectator: "This is real head-turner, offering a mix of rich, dark, pure fruit and jazzy, mocha-laced oak with firm yet graceful tannins and a long, pure finish. Ends as the tannins gain traction. Drink now through 2028. (JL)" (10/2015)

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2006 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend ($399.99)

93 points James Suckling: "I for one prefer the 2006 Opus to the 2007. I really appreciate the silky, refined, and aromatic quality of this wine. Its full yet balanced with blueberry, currants, and spices on the finish. Racy is a word that comes to mind." (03/2012)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 comes across as a bigger, more structured wine than the 2007. The tannins are bolder, more dramatic, and more present. The wine displays impressive depth, not the velvety elegance of the 2007, but is a more muscular wine that begs for 2-3 years of cellaring and should drink well for 20-25 years. 93+ (RP)" (12/2009)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated deep ruby. Cassis, bitter chocolate and sexy smoky oak on the nose. Dense and sweet but firmly structured, with lovely inner-mouth aromatic quality giving the wine sappy lift. Pure, penetrating flavors of cassis, lead pencil and bitter chocolate, with a sexy oak quality that I can only describe as Mouton-like. This is still quite tightly wound and will need several years of bottle aging to soften up...'The biggest change here has been our independence,' said winemaker Michael Silacci, who took over winemaking responsibilities with the 2004 vintage; previously former partners Mouton-Rothschild and Robert Mondavi were involved in crafting this wine. (ST)" (06/2009)

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2009 Opus One Napa Valley Proprietary Red ($399.99)

94 points Vinous: "The 2009 Opus One is impeccable. It brings together the silkiness of the 2007 with the power and darkness of the 2008, a combination that is hugely appealing, to say the least. With a little air, the 2009 can be enjoyed young, but it is best cellared for at least a few years, which will allow some of the baby fat to drop off. The blend is 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot and 1% Malbec. (AG) 94+" (06/2013)

93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of orange peel, currants, olives and subtle rosemary. Full body with a beautiful balance of fine tannins and a fresh finish. Super-refined and beautiful. Better in 2015 but just drinking beautifully now." (05/2014)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full medium ruby. Wild, flamboyantly expressive aromas of black raspberry, crystallized blackberry, smoke, leather, licorice, bitter chocolate and cedar, lifted by violet and spices. Smooth, mouthfilling and decidedly dry, with a lightly dusty character to its flavors of dark fruits, minerals and game. The broad, very long finish features building tannins. Quite different in style from the higher-pitched 2008, which was tighter and more floral at the same stage of its evolution. (ST)" (05/2012)

K&L Notes: The 2009 Opus One is 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot and 1% Malbec. Winemaker Michael Silacci describes the vintage as having: "Aromas of black olive and minerals underlie more traditional notes of dark chocolate, cola and espresso in the 2009 Opus One. The wine's sleek, creamy entry is supported by crisp acidity and a polished, supple mouthfeel. Flavors of ripe blueberry, cassis and licorice emerge on the palate. This tautly elegant and age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a smooth finish and a slight grip of tannin at the close."

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2002 Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (1.5L) - 1 available ($449.99)

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2014 Realm "The Moonracer" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($359.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Realm's estate wine comes from their new home vineyard, where all the renovation is taking place, at the 22-acre Stags Leap estate. Only 400 cases were made in 2014 of the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon The Estate-Moonracer, a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot from four separate Cabernet clones. While the wine remains the same, each bottle is completely different, which is rather amazing. This wine shows plenty of floral notes, white chocolate, red and blackcurrants, cedar wood and loamy soil undertones. It is a beauty elegant, yet intense and authoritative. Drink it over the next 20+ years. (RP)" (12/2016)

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2012 Scarecrow Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 1 available ($599.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The classic 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon included fruit from the 2-acre, old vine parcel that is nearly 70 years of age. It boasts an opaque purple color as well as copious notes of spring flowers, blackberries, black raspberries and wet rocks. The wines gravelly minerality and spectacular opulence and density make it an instant classic. This massive, full-bodied 2012 should drink beautifully for 15-20+ years. It showed incredibly well last year, and it still reveals the potential to possibly merit a 3-digit score its that special. (RP)" (10/2014)

93-96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright medium ruby. An appealing elderflower quality lifts the aromas of blackberry, black cherry, licorice and minerals. Layered, rich and deep, with a chocolatey ripeness as well as a medicinal reserve to its plush flavors of cassis, black raspberry, spices and Rutherford dust. Seriously dense wine with broad, noble tannins. The estate's oldest vines now make up barely 15% of Scarecrow's flagship cuvee, but this wine nonetheless offers great potential. (ST)" (05/2014)

96 points Vinous: "A compelling, exotic beauty, the 2012 Scarecrow impresses for its power and intensity. White flowers, spices and new leather wrap around a core of dark fruit as this imposing, structured Cabernet Sauvignon opens up in the glass. The 2012 needs time in bottle to drop some baby fat and develop more aromatic nuance, but it is absolutely captivating, even today. (AG)" (12/2014)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Smoky, dusty tannins give the earth-laced dark berry, raspberry and floral notes definition, accented by espresso, dark chocolate, licorice and anise hints. The density and richness promise a long life, though this is certainly a delight to drink now. (JL)" (10/2015)

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2014 Schrader ''Old Sparky'' Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 3 available ($949.99)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Sparky, Fred Schrader's favorite selection, is clone 4 from the To Kalon Vineyard aged in 100% new Darnajou and seems closest in personality and overall style to the CCS. This is a beautiful wine with great intensity and seems to be one of the superstars of this vintage. Smoky barbecue notes intermix with charcoal embers, blackberry, cassis, Christmas fruitcake, licorice and camphor. This is a complex 2014 that is showing beautifully at the moment and will continue to drink well for another 20 years. (RP)" (10/2016)

97 points James Suckling: "This is really savory with so much meat, currant, mushroom and walnut-skin character. Full-bodied, layered and very powerful. A touch of heat on the finish, but the acid balances it out. Extreme intensity. Contrasty and fascinating. Best eight barrels. Only magnums." (05/2017)

K&L Notes: Praise for the producer from Robert Parker: "As I have written in the past, the Schrader project with Thomas Rivers Brown as their winemaker started as a look at one of Napa Valley’s historic and first-growth vineyard sites – the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville. It has expanded now to include Beckstoffer’s Las Piedras Vineyard in St. Helena and the Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard in Rutherford. It is basically a study of clonal selections by keeping these wines separate and apart, but enjoying the identical winemaking, upbringing in the cellars and bottling. The bottom line is that these are just hands-down fabulous Cabernet Sauvignons and have been since the project debuted more than ten years ago. The difference between each of them is generally minor and I will probably end up giving sightly different reviews when the wines are in bottle – because they are all at the top of the pyramid of quality. Any one of them is essentially a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon that could compete with the finest made anywhere in the world." (10/2016)

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2014 Schrader "Colesworthy - Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 1 available ($599.99)

100 points James Suckling: "This is phenomenal with blackberries and blueberries, not to mention quite incredible stones and black tea. What a nose. Full-bodied and so tight and dense yet agile and austere with so much going on. Fantastic balance. One of the best Schraders ever made. Better in four or five years, yet wonderful now. Only in magnum. *Top 100 of 2017*" (11/2017)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Slightly less impressive, but still a brilliant wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Colesworthy comes across as more backward and closed with a Graves-like minerality. This also hails from the Las Piedras Vineyard and was aged 20 months in 100% new Darnajou. This was the most reserved of all of the 2014s from Schrader, will probably benefit from several years of bottle age, and keep for 15 or more years. (RP)" (10/2016)

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2011 Schrader "Old Sparky" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 1 available ($679.99)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Old Sparky reveals lots of cassis, spring flower, graphite and spice characteristics along with good minerality. Medium to full-bodied and strikingly rich, it, too, is a great success for the vintage. It should drink well for 15 or more years. (RP)" (10/2013)

K&L Notes: Working with exceptional winemaker Thomas Brown and the renowned To Kalon vineyard, Schrader Cellars releases a series of varying clonal and barrel selections. The "Sparky" is a blend of the vineyards' Cab clones 4, 6 and 337, and was aged for 20 in rare Darnajou French oak barrels.

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1997 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon - 2 available ($429.99)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1997 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is a relatively evolved style for Hillside Select and seemingly more advanced than the older vintages, such as 1995 and 1994. Nevertheless, there is plenty to excite. Its a big wine, dense purple in color with some lightening at the edge, plenty of crème de cassis fruit, lead pencil shavings, sweet vanilla and earth. It is very ripe, full-bodied, opulent and voluptuously textured. This is terrific stuff, hedonistic, showing secondary/tertiary nuances in the aromatics and essentially a full resolution of the tannin. This wine also seems to have come into its own and is clearly at its peak of flavor. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. (RP)" (12/2014)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "Fabulous. Dominated now by oak, from the smoky charry aroma to the sappy, sweet flavor. If you chew on it, you find absolutely brilliant blackberry fruit, ripe and pure. Breathtaking structure, with near perfect creamy tannins and soft but supportive acidity. Gorgeous now in it's flamboyant, fleshy youth, or worth aging-have it your way." (12/2001)

93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "A bit of dusty spice tags this one as just a wee bit different in the nose, but the wine's deep, curranty fruit, accents of milk chocolate and close-to-plush feel are very much the stuff of its winemaker and provenance. While never abrasive, this year's version comes with an extra measure of fine-grained structural tannins, and the wine will benefit from be buried in the back of the cellar for at least another five years. *Two Stars*" (03/2007)

93 points Vinous: "Healthy saturated dark red. Very deep, musky, alluring aromas of roasted plum, dark cherry, nutty oak, mocha, leather and truffle. A seriously outsized Napa Cabernet with a compellingly plush texture but still with a juicy shape to it. This slightly warm wine can't quite match the 1995 for complexity or energy but it makes for a mouthfilling meal substitute. Slightly dusty tannins reach the incisors. (ST)" (07/2016)

90 points Wine Spectator: "Mature and at an optimal drinking age, with a mix of mature plum, dark berry, gravelly earth, anise and light cedar teetering on the brink. (JL, Web only-2017)"

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2004 Shafer "Hillside Select" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) - 1 available ($599.99)

100 points Wine Enthusiast: "A perfect score has to be considered in the context of its region. Shafer' 2004 Hillside Select is tremendous as a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that competes with its peers at the highest levels... This 100% Cabernet is tremendous in cassis, black currant and mocha flavors, and the 100% new French oak provides perfect additions of smoke and caramel. It's soft and gorgeous enough to drink now, and should age well in a cool cellar for the next 20 years." (03/2009)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This vintage shocked me when I did my retrospective earlier this year, and the 2004 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select acquitted itself brilliantly in the vertical of Hillside Selects. It was a hot year, a relatively early harvest and there were worries that the heat had stressed the grapes, and there would be a lack of physiological ripeness and nuance. Those worries have not manifested themselves in this great Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky/purple-colored with notes of blueberry, blackberry, cassis, spring flowers, and a touch of toast, the wine is opulent, voluptuous and full-bodied with sweet tannin, just enough acidity to provide freshness, vibrancy and delineation, and a spectacular finish that goes on 40+ seconds. This is a killer, a showy and flamboyant style of Hillside Select thats already drinking beautifully and should continue to do so for another 15-20 years. (RP)" (12/2014)

96 points Vinous: "(14.9% alcohol): Good deep red. Brilliantly pure, animated nose offers scents of redcurrant, spices, cedary cigar box and musky underbrush. Boasts outstanding thickness and depth of flavor and an uncanny balance of sweetness and acidity. At once bone-dry and incredibly plush, with the superconcentrated plum and redcurrant flavors complicated by sexy saline soil tones and a note of dark chocolate. Perhaps most impressive today on the suavely tannic, endless finish. This is wonderfully plush and pliant today but should continue to give great pleasure for at least another ten years. (ST)" (07/2016)

96 points Wine Spectator: "This remains a bold, opulent, fleshy style, with explosive layers of spice, blackberry, cedar and crushed rock, ending with firm, ripe tannins and touches of mocha. Tannins lock in the finish and hold the flavors in place. (Web-2014) (JL)"

95 points Wine & Spirits: "Hillside Select has come to define Stags Leap District Cabernet; it's a luxury wine that still bears the reality of its place, in this case, a series of small knolls beneath the palisades at Napa Valley's eastern edge. Elias Fernandez coaxes a deliciously ripe wine from those hills, a combination of bright cherry and high-toned florals with bass notes that deepen to the marbled fatty richness of a grilled rib eye. It's dark, succulent and mouthwatering Cabernet, hard to resist." (12/2008)

93 points Connoisseurs Guide: " *Two Stars* No wine has outranked Shafer Hillside Select over the last twenty-five years. There are those who say that the wine is too big, too direct, too heavy, cannot possibly age and typifies all that is wrong with California Cabernet Sauvignon today. We really have only one answer to that-please read our retrospective tasting of this wine covering 1978 to the present. The proof is in the glass, and we expect this current vintage to perform as well for the next two decades as it mates have done. It is deep, bold, almost heavy and heady wine, but it is layered, full of fruit and has the underlying structure to improve." (12/2008)

Jancis Robinson: "32 months in new French oak. Really bright fruit, something a bit minty. Great balance and effortlessness. Alcohol is unobtrusive. 17.5/20 points. (RH)" (02/2013)

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2004 Sine Qua Non "Into the Dark" Central Coast Grenache - 1 available ($479.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More up-front and open-knit, the 2004 In the Dark (Grenache) checks in as a blend of 84% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah and 1% Viognier that comes mostly from Manfreds 11 Confessions Vineyard, yet includes small portions from Alban (10%) and Alta Mesa (9%) Vineyard. Reminding me of Clos Saint-Jeans Sanctus Sanctorum with its incredible bouquet of sweet kirsch, licorice, dried baking spices, graphite and ground pepper, this beauty flows onto the palate with impeccable purity, perfect integration of its fruit, tannin and acidity, and blockbuster length. As is common with this estates wine, its the purity paired with serious richness that sets it apart. While still youthful and benefiting from a healthy decadence, I think its drinking at point and would aim to drink bottles over the coming 4-5 years. It will evolve gracefully for longer, but I see no reason to hold off. (JD)" (07/2014)

95 points Vinous: "(includes 8% mourvedre, 7% syrah and 1% viognier) Bright violet. Pungent raspberry and cassis on the nose, picking up sexy floral and mineral character with air. Silky, sharply focused red fruit preserve flavors offer excellent thrust but possess an airy, pinot-like personality, gaining weight and sweetness on the close. The balance and finesse of this wine are spectacular: how can it carry 16.1% alcohol so effortlessly? (JR)" (11/2007)

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2014 Sine Qua Non "Piranha Waterdance" California Syrah (1.5L) - 1 available Price: Hidden

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Blended of 81% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah, 6% Mourvèdre, 4% Touriga Nacional and 1% Graciano, sourced from 34% The Third Twin, 35% Eleven Confessions and 31% Cumulus (all estate vineyards), the provocative, inky purple colored 2014 Syrah Piranha Waterdance was made using 26% whole cluster and hits the scent scene with exuberant, pure crème de cassis, blackberry cordial and blueberry coulis notes with hints of espresso, licorice, garrigue and menthol, plus a gorgeous underlying perfume of red roses. The full-bodied palate is oh-so-elegant and pretty, revealing very finely pixelated tannins that beautifully frame the almost electric intensity, culminating in an epically long, licorice and chocolate-laced finish. Too stunning for mere words and rude to even try--just drink it. (LPB)" (09/2017)

99 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2014 Syrah Waterdance is utterly sensational, and like all great wines, blends incredible intensity and depth with a weightless elegance and seamlessness thats hard to believe. Checking in as a blend of 81% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah and the rest Mourvèdre, Touriga Nacional and Graciano that was fermented with a quarter whole clusters and aged in just over 50% new oak, it offers to-die-for notes of crème de cassis, cracked pepper, liquid violets, wet stone and hints of spice. Utterly sensational on the palate as well, its a full-bodied, rich, unctuous beauty that has nothing out of place, perfect balance, sweet tannin and a finish that wont quit. Ideally it would be given 4-5 years of cellaring and it will see its 20th birthday in fine form. I loved the 2013s from Manfred Krankl, and these are reminiscent of the 2010s (as are the 2015s). The 2014s are more plush and sexy, with a forward style thats already impossible to resist. (JebDunnuck.com)" (08/2017)

95-97 points Vinous: "A wild, exotic wine, the 2014 Syrah Piranha Waterdance hits the palate with serious richness, power and voluptuousness. This is in a decidedly lush, exotic style. A rush of super-ripe, intense fruit builds into a flamboyant finish in a heady, inviting wine that will drink well with minimal cellaring. The blend is 81% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah, 6% Mourvèdre, 4% Touriga Nacional and 1% Graciano, done with 26% whole clusters. (AG)" (09/2017)

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2012 Sine Qua Non "Rattrapante - Eleven Confessions Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Grenache - 5 available ($599.99)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A perfect wine any way you look at it, the 2012 Grenache Rattrapante comes all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills and spent 33 months in 27% new French oak. My notes start - and end - with Wow. Giving up tons of black raspberries, peppery herbs, licorice, dried flowers and cured meats, its a massively concentrated, rich and layered Grenache that somehow manages to stay graceful, lively and fresh on the palate. There are roughly 800 cases of this elixir and any Grenache lover should do their best to latch onto a bottle (or two). Its also worth noting that this cuvee saw 26% whole clusters, which is a small change from past vintages. (JD)" (08/2016)

97 points Vinous: "The 2012 Grenache Rattrapante, from Eleven Confessions, is deep, powerful and voluptuous, with a striking interplay of fruit, structure and overall intensity. Thus is another wine that is going to need time to fully come together. Hints of smoke, licorice, new leather, cherry jam and pomegranate meld into the huge, creamy finish. Dollops of Syrah and Petite Sirah round out the blend. The 2012 was done with about 26% whole clusters and aged for 33 months in French oak, around 27% new. (AG)" (09/2016)

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2014 Sine Qua Non "Shakti" California Grenache (1.5L) - 1 available Price: Hidden

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Grenache Shakti is blended of 88% Grenache, 6% Mourvèdre, 4% Petite Sirah and 2% Touriga Nacional, coming 51% from the Cumulus (Estate) Vineyard, 18% from The Third Twin (Estate) Vineyard, 9.5% from Bien Nacido Vineyard and 21.5% for the Eleven Confessions (Estate) Vineyard. It was produced using 42% whole cluster and aged for around 21 months in French oak, 6% new (bottled June 21, 2017). It offers up a deep garnet-purple color and notes of dried Mediterranean herbs, dusty earth, Chinese five spice and rose petals over a core of red currants, mulberries, red plums and black raspberries, plus a waft of chocolate covered cherries. Full-bodied, decadently concentrated and yet very, very pretty in the mouth, it delivers incredibly fine-grained, ripe tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing on a persistent--totally disarming--perfumed red fruit note. (LPB)" (09/2017)

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "One of the more elegant, ethereal releases from this incredible address, the 2014 Grenache Shakti checks in as blend of 88% Grenache, 6% Mourvèdre, 4% Petite Sirah and the rest Touriga Nacional that was fermented with 42% whole clusters and aged 21 months in just 6% new French oak, with the balance in neutral barrels. Its ruby/purple semi-opaque color is followed by a thrilling bouquet of black raspberries, black olive tapenade, leafy herbs, pepper and spring flowers. Its not a small wine by any measure, yet its graceful, lively and elegant on the palate, with a full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet, polished tannin, no hard edges and a gorgeous finish. Drink this beautiful Grenache anytime over the coming 15+ years. I loved the 2013s from Manfred Krankl, and these are reminiscent of the 2010s (as are the 2015s). The 2014s are more plush and sexy, with a forward style thats already impossible to resist. (JebDunnuck.com)" (08/2017)

96 points Vinous: "A wine of precision and nuance, the 2014 Grenache Shakti has turned out beautifully since I last tasted it. Dark red and plum fruit, herbs, spices and rose petal jump from the glass. The flavors are beautifully delineated in this super-expressive, harmonious Grenache from Sine Qua Non. Stylistically, the 2014 is medium in body, understated and beautifully detailed. The blend is 88% Grenache, 6% Mourvèdre, 4% Petite Sirah and 2% Touriga Nacional. (AG)" (09/2017)

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2010 Sine Qua Non "Stockholm Syndrome" Sta. Rita Hills Syrah - 3 available ($724.99)

100 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2010 Syrah Stockholm Syndrome is an incredible blend of 96% Syrah, 3% Roussanne and 1% Viognier, it was fermented with 16% whole cluster before spending just under 42 months in 100% new French oak. It offers a brilliant, soaring bouquet of kirsch liqueur and crème de cassis characteristics intermixed with notes of Peking duck, exotic spices, pepper, and dried flowers. Deep, full-bodied, and powerful, yet also graceful, perfectly balanced, and light on its feet, its still youthful and vibrant, with present tannin, and has another two-plus decades of longevity ahead of it. Ive been lucky enough to have numerous bottles of this elixir since release and its never failed to reaffirm my belief that its one of the all-time Great Syrahs of the world." (02/2018)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Syrah Stockholm Syndrome is a monumental effort that will stand toe-to-toe with the greatest Syrahs in the world. A blend of 96% Syrah, 3% Roussanne and 1% Viognier, it was fermented with 16% whole cluster before spending just under 42 months in 100% new French oak. It offers an incredible array of sweet dark fruits, cassis, white chocolate, licorice and hints of bacon fat that meld perfectly with its full-bodied, seamless, layered and impeccably put-together palate. Given the wealth of fruit here, its amazing how this stays light, graceful and elegant, without ever seeming over the top in any way. While theres no shortage of tannin here, theyre sweet and integrated, so feel free to enjoy this rock-star effort anytime over the coming two decades or more. (JD)" (08/2014)

97 points Vinous: "Lavender, violets, smoke, menthol and new leather are some of the many notes that inform the 2010 Syrah Stockholm Syndrome. A huge, seamless wine, the 2010 boasts magnificent richness and a totally voluptuous personality. The powerful finish dazzles with its combination of fruit, acidity and minerality. (AG) 97+" (07/2014)

K&L Notes: Sine Qua Non is one of California's most famous wine producers. Based just north of Los Angeles in Ventura County, and with most of its vineyards in Santa Barbara, it eschews the usual image of top California wine as being only from Napa Valley. That is not the only thing eschewed at Sine Qua Non – the same wine is rarely made more than once, turning the idea of the American icon wine on its head. The "cult winery" specializes in Rhône grape varieties, with most of the red wines based on Syrah and Grenache. White wines are typically based on Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier and are also modeled after Rhône wines.

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2012 Sine Qua Non "The Writing On The Wall" Central Coast Petite Sirah (1.5L) - 1 available ($4,449.99)

97-100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Petite Sirah The Writing on the Wall should be the greatest Petite Sirah to ever come out of California (or the world?). Made from 94% Petite Sirah and 6% Viognier and aged in 80% old hogsheads and 20% in new French oak, its bottled only in magnum and will be sold along with the new Sine Qua Non label art book. A massive, full-bodied effort that offers incredible depth and richness without ever seeming heavy or cumbersome, it offers up blockbuster-styled aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis, crushed rocks, beef blood and licorice. It should age for decades. (JD)" (08/2014)

98 points Vinous: "The 2012 Petite Sirah The Writing on the Wall is beyond beautiful. Wonderfully delineated and nuanced, with none of the edginess or rusticity Petite often shows, The Writing on the Wall is a real stunner. Bold red cherry, pomegranate, spice and sweet floral notes are all underpinned by veins of acidity and tannin that give the wine its freshness and polish. The 2012 is 94% Petite Sirah and 6% Viognier, done with fully destemmed fruit and aged for 23 months in French oak, 20% new. Vineyard sources are 80% Third Twin, 14% Cumulus and 6% Eleven Confessions. Manfred and Elaine Krankl take Petite Sirah into a whole new realm. Unfortunately, The Writing on the Wall is also one of the rarest wines Sine Qua Non has ever made. Just 350 magnums were sold, all of them in the Sine Qua Non art label book box set. That is a real shame, as most readers will never have a chance to experience just how moving the 2012s is. (AG)" (08/2015)

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2012 Sine Qua Non "Touche - Eleven Confessions Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Syrah - 12 available ($599.99)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Lastly, the utterly perfect 2012 Syrah Touche reminds me of a great vintage of Guigals Cote Rotie La Landonne. A blend of 93% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah and 2% Viognier, all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, it spent 40 months in 78% new French oak. Deep, concentrated, full-bodied and layered, with a multidimensional texture and to-die-for notes of camphor, cured meats, violets, smoke and assorted dark fruits, this beauty has fine, perfectly ripe tannin and blockbuster length. Give it 3-4 years and drink over the following two decades. (JD)" (08/2016)

98 points Vinous: "A quintessential Sine Qua Non wine, the 2012 Syrah Touché is off the charts. Rich, seamless and voluptuous, the 2012 exudes concentration and flamboyance. Red cherry jam, plum, spice, licorice, pomegranate and new leather flesh out in an effortless, radiant wine bursting at the seams with personality. The 2012 is 93% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah and 2% Viognier, done with 36% whole clusters, all from Eleven Confessions. (AG)" (09/2016)

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2002 Sloan Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (Bin Soiled Label) - 2 available ($599.99)

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2010 Sloan Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (chipped vintage seal) - 1 available ($449.99)

99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Sloan may ultimately eclipse the 2009 as it appears to have greater longevity. Dense blackberry, cedar, lead pencil shavings, cassis, espresso, white chocolate and forest floor notes are incredibly complex and inviting. Full-bodied and virtually perfect in all senses with flawlessly integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood, this is a tour de force and one of the superstars of the vintage. It, too, can be drunk now or cellared for 30+ years. (RP)" (10/2013)

96 points Vinous: "The 2010 SLOAN ESTATE is just as gorgeous from bottle as it was from barrel. Violets, graphite, smoke, licorice, plum and cedar notes jump from the glass in the 2010 Sloan Estate. Rich, sumptuous and layered, the 2010 impresses for its balance and class. Today the tannins are a bit firm, so readers should give the 2010 at least a few years in bottle. With time in the glass, the 2010 is quite stunning though. The blend is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and a splash of Petit Verdot. (AG)" (11/2013)

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright medium red. Restrained but deep aromas of cassis, mocha, brown sugar, smoke, espresso and dusty brown spices. Wonderfully silky and voluptuous despite the recent bottling, but also shows terrific verve to the flavors of black cherry, minerals and menthol. More about finesse than thickness of texture. Finishes very long and vibrant, with suave, seamless, broad tannins and compelling perfume. This will be approachable early but has the stuffing and balance for a graceful evolution in bottle. (ST)" (05/2013)

94 points James Suckling: "A big and rich red with black currant and blueberry and chocolate. Full and vast. A more typical Napa cab of the period. Drink or hold." (12/2017)

K&L Notes: Stuart Sloan sold this luxury estate in 2011 to Goldin Financial Holdings, a Hong Kong-based conglomerate headed by the Pan family. Michel Rolland continues to consult.

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2006 Tournesol Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (3L) - 2 available ($359.99)

2005 Tournesol Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (6L) - 1 available ($729.99)