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2008 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(includes 1.5% Cabernet Franc) Good deep ruby. Lovely lift and purity to the aromas of cassis, violet and bitter chocolate. Juicy, vibrant and intense; less dense than the 2007 but more perfumed in the mid-palate. Very fine-grained wine, finishing long and aromatic, with firm tannic bite and a late note of bitter chocolate. 'Two thousand eight was an impossible year to make 15% wines with a 4.0 pH in Napa Valley,' said Bo Barrett, adding that 'it's more fun to be working in the classical world. In 2008, there's less jam to block the terroir and mineralit ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2008 Caraccioli Cellars Santa Lucia Highlands Brut Rosé

Sparkling wine from the Santa Lucia Highlands? Yes! This small, family-run winery was established in 2006, and this is their current release rosé. The sparkling wine team is run by Michel Salgues, former head winemaker for Roederer Estate. A 60/40 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 


Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2008 Qupe "X Block—Bien Nacido Vineyard—The Good Nacido—30th Anniversary" Santa Maria Valley Syrah (Previously $90)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* This bottling is the winery’s most expensive wine, and usually its best. Production of the ’08 was unusually low, resulting in amazing concentration. It’s basically a detonation of cherries, raspberries, currants, cola and mocha. New oak is present, in the form of delicate toast and wood spice, but is balanced. So silky and delicious now, you can drink it, but the tannic balance suggests the cellar. Will evolve over the next 12 years, maybe longer." (10/2013)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A gorgeous bottle of wine, the 2008 Syrah Bien Nacido X Block 30th Anniversary ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
WE 94 RP 93

2008 Palmina Santa Barbara County Nebbiolo

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light red. Red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by rose, white pepper and vanilla. Spicy and brisk on entry, then fleshier and deeper in the middle, offering intense red fruit flavors and a touch of spicecake. Shows a refreshingly light touch, with zero excess fat. Finishes peppery and brisk, with lingering floral notes and no obvious tannins. There's an elegant, pinot-like character to this wine that's quite intriguing." (12/2012)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
ST 91

2008 Belle Glos "Las Alturas" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

The Las Alturas Vineyard, in the Santa Lucia Highlands, is a high elevation bench (1,200 feet) that, while very cool, gets loads of sunshine. This combination, along with the Gloria sandly loam soils, producers thicker-skinned grapes on low-yielding vines, amounting to exceptional deep and concentrated wines. The Las Alturas has more earthy notes than its other Belle Glos counterparts, with tangy black cherry and plum fruit and ample sweet spice. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2008 Newton "Unfiltered" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals more creme de cassis and black currant characteristics along with good acidity, sweet tannin and a Bordeaux Right Bank aromatic and flavor profile. Soft, round and less structured than the vintages of 20 years ago, it should drink nicely for 10-15 years." (12/2010) Wine Enthusiast: "A soft, fleshy wine to drink now. It has a fancy mouthfeel, with a firm hit of tannins and acidity, and lush flavors of blackberries, cherries, cola and spices." (11/2011) K&L Notes: A step up in quality from the Red Label, the Unfiltered Cabernet is a much more cellar-wor... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 91

2008 Chasseur "Joyce Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Previously $60)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. High-pitched red berries and flowers on the nose, with complicating notes of star anise and rhubarb. Tangy, finely etched red fruit flavors are given a firm edge by bitter cherry pit and pick up an exotic candied floral quality with air. Impressively precise and light on its feet, but at the same time very concentrated. A deeper note of blackberry arrives on the long, sappy, focused finish. This could be enjoyed now with a couple hours of aeration." (6/2010)92 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Two stars. The most sophisticated, refined member of the Chasseur brigade, this handsomel ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2008 Peay Vineyards "Les Titans" Estate Sonoma Coast Syrah Back In Stock!
2008 Peay Vineyards "Les Titans" Estate Sonoma Coast Syrah

93 points from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining purple. Spicy raspberry and candied cherry aromas are complicated by smoky minerals, dark chocolate and fresh violet. Sweet red berry flavors show very good depth and definition, with subtle anise, smoke and violet pastille qualities building with air. The clean finish offers a brisk bite of cracked pepper, a touch of darker fruit and very persistent spiciness. This very seductive syrah displays no rough edges and wonderful energy." (May/June '11) If more California Syrahs tas... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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ST 93

2008 Rhys "Family Farm Vineyard" San Mateo County Pinot Noir (Previously $100)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "*Outstanding* An attractively layered and fresh ripe red berry fruit and overtly floral nose offers excellent complexity that continues onto the rich but elegantly rendered medium-bodied flavors that possess a seductive texture and perfect balance on the lingering finish. This should age extremely well as everything is in perfect proportion...That the wines are of very high quality is evident but what is wonderfully refreshing is that the wines are also unique and original. Simply put, they are unlike any other pinots being crafted in California today. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse



2008 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (98RP, 94ST, 91WS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain takes things to another level, as hard as it may seem to believe. This was another difficult vintage for Dunn. Yields were down a full 50%. In exchange, nature rewarded Dunn with the fruit to make an epic wine that could very well turn out to be a modern-day legend. The 2008 is a huge, towering wine packed with dark fruit, licorice, tar, asphalt and licorice. Layers of perfume are woven throughout this majestic effort. The 2008 should only be purchased by the very patient, but it is a legendary wine in the making. (AG)" (12/2011) 

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2008 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: May 7 2015 3:30PM PT

Current Bid: $125.00
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RP 98 ST 94 WS 91

2008-2009 Larkmead Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2008-2009 Larkmead Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical, including 1-bottle of 2008 Larkmead Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (95RP, 92ST) and 1-bottle of 2009 Larkmead Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (94RP, 93ST). Of the 2008 Larkmead Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 60% new French oak) reveals a Medoc-like nose of cedarwood, damp earth, black currants and hints of bay leaf and unsmoked cigar tobacco. Opulence, purity and density combined with a thick, full-bodied mouthfeel and a superb finish all suggest a wine that can be drunk now or cellared for two decades. (RP)" (12/2010) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Larkmead Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)
2009 Larkmead Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: May 9 2015 2:30PM PT

Current Bid: $165.00
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RP 94 - 95 ST 92 - 93

2008 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

91 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Gregariously fruity with highlights of raspberries and cranberries intermixed with its main themes of fresh, juicy cherries, this one may arguably be criticized for being just a touch on the simple, side but no one will find it lacking in depth. It is so young that it cannot only get better with time in bottle, but we admit that its no-holds-barred richness and accessible style makes near-term resistance next to impossible." (6/2010)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. Vibrant aromas of raspberry, spicecake and white pepper, with building florality. Sappy and sweet, with palate-car ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2008 Brewer Clifton "Melville" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A lower alcohol (14.5%) Pinot Noir from Melville's clay, loamy and decomposed limestone soils, the 2008, for the first time, was aged completely in neutral oak. It exhibits beautiful strawberry, black cherry and raspberry fruit intermixed with notes of damp earth, truffles, and an attractive compost/animal-like character. With outstanding ripeness, medium to full body and excellent purity, it can be enjoyed over the next 7-8 years. (RP)" (11/2013)94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Wild, explosive aromas of raspberry, fresh flowers, smoky minerals and Asian spices. High-pitched and sappy, w ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City

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RP 94 ST 94

2008 Far Niente "Dolce" Napa Valley Dessert Wine (375ml)

A combination of late harvest Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc from the foggy town of Coombsville, east of Napa, Dolce is Napa's ultimate Sauternes-style dessert wine, with its earthy, botrytis underpinning and joyful acidity. Wonderfully food-friendly, this will pair well with foie gras, poached figs, cheeses, chocolate or creme brulee. Or cellar and watch the wine evolve. Praise from Wine Review Online: "A rare example of a domestically-produced Sauternes style wine. At once delicate and decadent, this beautifully balanced dessert wine will make a great f... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2008 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* It’s easy to see why Silver Oak remains so popular with the restaurant crowd. It’s made in a more restrained style than many other Napa Cabs. There’s plenty of berry and currant fruit as well as oak, but it’s accompanied by tobacco and herbs that give the wine an earthiness. What the wine lacks in dazzle it more than makes up for in elegance and subtlety. Should develop well for at least a decade." (5/2013) Wine Spectator: "A graceful, understated style, offering a delicate mix of dill, plum, black cherry, anise and cedar, ending on an elegant note. Drin ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

Price: $94.99 Add To Cart
WE 91

2008 Lancaster Estate Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Back In Stock!
2008 Lancaster Estate Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate bursts from the glass with blackberries, cassis, grilled herbs, smoke and licorice, all of which are beautifully woven together. This ripe juicy Cabernet presents an exotic, super-ripe profile balanced by a firm sense of structure. Not a bad combination, to say the least. Freshly cut flowers, mint and licorice are layered into the energetic, vibrant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024." (2/2012)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "A great Cabernet that will proudly stand beside the best of Napa Valley. Made in the modern style, it’s soft and sweet in bl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Kenneth Volk San Benito County Cabernet Pfeffer

Cabernet Pfeffer is one of the grape varieties that was brought nearly to extinction by the ravages of the Phylloxera louse in France in the late 1800s. Plantings of this variety still exist in old vine plantings in San Benito County. Pfeffer is German for "pepper" and the wines produced from this grape have distinctive spice aromas of crushed peppercorns. This wine is a great complement to grilled and barbequed foods as well as aged cheeses. 


Inventory: San Francisco

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2008 Scarecrow "M. Étain" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The inaugural vintage of Scarecrow's "second label" wine, M. Étain comes from a less rigorous selection of fruit hand-picked from the J.J. Cohn Estate in Rutherford. The wine is cleverly named after the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz, "Étain" being French for "Tin." Pretty cherry, raspberry and plum fruit notes on the nose and palate are deftly interwoven with cookie spices, cigar box, coffee, licorice, chocolate and vanilla bean. Silky tannins make this approachable now. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2008 Kosta Browne "Gap's Crown Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Vying for top honors among Kosta Browne's vineyard-designate Pinot Noirs from 2008, the deep, optimally ripened Gap's Crown Vineyard bottling is noteworthy for both its richness and real layering. It is wonderfully supple with the velvety feel found only in the best varietal offerings, and, while never lacking in muscle and size, it shows amazing balance and grace. It is long on immediate appeal to be sure, but it will only get better and more complex if allowed to age, and it may not reach it best for five or six years." (10/2010)93 points Wine Spectator: "The other wine I was abl ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $129.99 Add To Cart
CG 93 WS 93

2008 Kosta Browne "Garys' Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

94 points Wine Spectator: "Pure, ripe, intense and vibrant, with vivid blackberry and spice notes. Shows lively acidity, too. Kosta Browne non-blind vertical (March 2011). Drink now through 2020. 422 cases made. (Web-2012)"93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Complex nose blends musky black raspberry, smoky minerality, mocha, rose and wild herbs. Sweet and expansive in the mouth, with enticing floral lift to the dark berry compote and spice flavors. This very young wine conveys a strong impression of ripe fruit and really stains the palate on the long, juicy finish." (5/2010)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $124.99 Add To Cart
WS 94 ST 93

2008 Pride Mountain Sonoma/Napa Counties Merlot Back In Stock!
2008 Pride Mountain Sonoma/Napa Counties Merlot

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "It may sound strange, but this wine tastes like the liquid equivalent of a buttered toast bacon sandwich, spread with a little blackberry jam. However it sounds, it’s really delicious." (8/2011)90 points Connoisseurs Guide: "As this deeply drawn wine demonstrates so well, Pride Merlots are as unruly as they are rich when still in their infancy, but even with all of its blustery ripeness, its puckery young tannins and its palpable trailing heat, its enduring message is one of convincing depth and fruity confidence. Aging is a must, and more rather than less is recommended, so our endors ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Kistler "Cuvée Cathleen" Sonoma Valley Chardonnay Back In Stock!
2008 Kistler "Cuvée Cathleen" Sonoma Valley Chardonnay

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Not surprisingly, the 2008 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Cathleen possesses attractive notes of tropical fruits, brioche, hazelnuts, honeysuckle and that unbuttered popcorn and steely minerality found in many of its siblings. Full-bodied with layers of fruit as well as a terrific finish, this is a young, backward but extremely promising effort." (2/2011)94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light gold. Precise, high-pitched aromas of lime, honeysuckle and minerals, with complicating notes of anise and iodine. Dense, intense and impeccably balanced, showing a very firm mineral spine withou ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $149.99 Add To Cart
RP 95 ST 94

2008 Brewer-Clifton "Mount Carmel" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Saturated red. Heady red fruits and spices on the nose, with suggestions of potpourri and sandalwood in the background. Silky, seamless and very sweet, offering deep raspberry and cherry flavors and a hint of cinnamon. Very suave and alluring, with excellent finishing clarity and sappy persistence." (Nov/Dec, 2010). 92+ points Robert Parker: "The 2008 Pinot Noir Mount Carmel (14.8%) exhibits plenty of black cherry and strawberry notes with hints of lead pencil shavings, Chinese black tea, and earth.... Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City



2008 Nickel & Nickel "Copper Streak" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

Nickel & Nickel's "Copper Streak" Cabernet Sauvignon had only been available in the winery's tasting room in this early vintage for this bottling. The fruit comes from the Stags Leap District vineyard that got its name from the copper-colored streaks in its Perkins gravelly loam soils. 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $89.99 Add To Cart



2008 Melville "Estate-Verna's" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

The new Verna's Estate Pinot Noir is a perfect example of the frugal drinkability Melville has to offer. From the get-go the nose tells you that you are going to be in for a wildly delicious ride. Strawberry, lavender, Rainier cherry are all presented on a crisp, vibrant frame. The lightweight nature here is nothing to fear, remember this is Pinot and Greg Brewer, more prominently know for his work with Brewer-Clifton and Diatom, makes some of the most feminine, and yet flavor-packed Pinots in California. Using 12% new French oak and 33% whole cluster fe... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2008 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (99RP, 95JS, 94WS, 93ST, 92WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. (RP)" (12/2010) 

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2008 Dominus Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 3)


End Date: May 5 2015 4:30PM PT


2008 Far Niente Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Shows the elegance and pedigree that this estate vineyard, in the heart of the Oakville bench, always shows. The tannins are sweet and ripe, and the wine brims with luscious blackberry, cassis and mocha flavors, accented with new oak that’s flashy, yet perfectly in keeping with the wine’s volume. Should slowly mature over the years." (6/2011)92 points James Suckling: "A full-bodied red with lots of character, from spices such as cinnamon to grilled nuts. Plus plenty of fruit. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long rich finish." (6/2011)92 points Wine & Spirits: "It takes a day of air for this wine to fi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia is a towering, statuesque wine bursting with blackberry jam, tar, spices, leather and licorice. It shows fabulous depth and richness backed up by serious, imposing tannins that suggest it has a long life. Ideally, the 2008 should be purchased by those who can be patient; it is not a wine for those seeking immediate gratification. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec." (12/2011)95 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Once again, Insignia takes it accustomed place near the very head of the class, and, as usual, it is one of the mo ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (97RP, 95CG, 95JS, 94WS, (91-93ST), 93WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia is a towering, statuesque wine bursting with blackberry jam, tar, spices, leather and licorice. It shows fabulous depth and richness backed up by serious, imposing tannins that suggest it has a long life. Ideally, the 2008 should be purchased by those who can be patient; it is not a wine for those seeking immediate gratification... Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038." 

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2008 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: May 8 2015 10:00AM PT


2008 Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A great introduction to their style is their largest production Pinot, the 2008 Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills. Beautiful floral, raspberry, and blueberry notes with hints of spice box and underbrush are present in this full-bodied, supple-textured, perfumed wine, which also possesses terrific purity and depth. I even liked it as much or better than some of the single vineyard wines. It can be drunk now (which is an anomaly for many of the Brewer-Clifton Pinots) but should evolve for 8-10 years. It is a stunning blend from many different vineyards in their ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 93 ST 91

2008 Hall "Kathryn Hall" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this bottle of 2008 Hall "Kathryn Hall" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (96WS, 94JS, 94WE, 93RP, 92CG, 92ST). Wine Spectator: "(Ranked #2 on the Top 100 of 2011) Rich, savory and full-bodied, showing direct, potent young Cabernet flavors built around blackberry and dark berry fruit, with touches of spice, black licorice, mineral and toasty wood. Very impressive for its purity, finesse and graceful finish." (08/2011) 

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2008 Hall "Kathryn Hall" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 1)


End Date: May 7 2015 1:30PM PT


2008 Joseph Swan "Mancini Ranch" Russian River Valley Zinfandel

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky ruby. Pungent cherry and dark berries, pipe tobacco, flowers and underbrush on the nose. Creamy cherry and cassis flavors are lifted by zesty minerality and show very good focus. Becomes richer on the finish, which leaves cherry compote and spicecake notes behind." (5/2013)  


Inventory: Redwood City

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ST 91

2008 Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

91 points Robert Parker: "The 2008 Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills has loads of lemon, honeysuckle, and citrus blossoms, yet for such a full-flavored Chardonnay, it is stunningly elegant, fresh, and crystalline. A light straw-colored, powerful wine (14.6% alcohol), it should be drunk over the next 3-5 years. " (08/10) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 09: "Vivid yellow-gold. Pungent aromas of orange, marzipan and sweet butter. Musky, gently sweet and fresh in the mouth, with citrus and orchard fruit and crushed stone flavors join... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 91 ST 90

2008 Peter Michael "Les Pavots" Knights Valley Bordeaux Blend

98 points Wine Spectator: "**Top 100 Wines of 2011** Presents a dazzling array of flavors, along with focus, style and authenticity. Dark, dense and spicy, with dark berry, mineral, cedar,sage, roasted caraway and tobacco flavors, this is full-blown yet graceful and detailed, with a tremendous finish that reverberates with the joys of ripe, stylish Cabernet...drink now through 2024." (2/2011)97 points James Suckling: "This is my favorite vintage of recent with loads of roses and plums and berries. Flower petals and sandalwood too. It's full-bodied and beautiful with firm tannins and a lovely balance. Fruity ...Read More » 


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2008 Sojourn Cellars Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

93 points in the Pinot Report: "Medium ruby color; somewhat tight on the nose with earthy, spicy aromas; deep and rich cherry flavors as wine opens up with spice and earthy notes; very silky texture, nice sweet oak notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Full of potential, this is a Pinot that shows well now with air but really needs some time to develop. Patience...." (01/10) According to Robert Parker: "The moderate ruby-colored 2008 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast reveals lush, rich, plum, and black cherry aromas and flavors with hints of roasted her... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2008 Kapcsandy Family Winery "State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvée" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Kapcsandy Family Winery "State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvée" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (97RP, 95WE, 94WS, 93ST, 92JS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Estate Cuvee State Lane Vineyard is spectacular. In fact, I rated it the same as I did the 2007. A dense ruby/purple hue is followed by a gorgeous bouquet of espresso roast, chocolate, blackberries and black fruits. Full-bodied with extraordinary elegance as well as tremendous texture, intensity and length, this singular wine should drink well for two decades. (RP)" (12/2010) 

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2008 Kapcsandy Family Winery "State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvée" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend (qty: 3)


End Date: May 7 2015 7:00PM PT


2008 Kapcsandy Family Winery "State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvée" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Estate Cuvee State Lane Vineyard is spectacular. In fact, I rated it the same as I did the 2007. A dense ruby/purple hue is followed by a gorgeous bouquet of espresso roast, chocolate, blackberries and black fruits. Full-bodied with extraordinary elegance as well as tremendous texture, intensity and length, this singular wine should drink well for two decades. (RP)" (12/2010)95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Very fine, rich and dramatic, a wine that feels important all the way through. Dry and vital in concentrated blackberry and currant flavors, with a rich appliqué of smoky oak ...Read More » 



2008 Dutton Goldfield "Freestone Hill" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "The Freestone Hill bottling is one of Dutton Goldfield’s biggest and most powerful Pinot Noirs, and the ’06 is nearly as stunning as the magnificent ’05. It just explodes in the mouth with succulent cherry and raspberry pie, mocha and spicy anise and pepper flavors, with fabulous complexities from smoky oak. Terrific now, but the tannins will hold it for a decade." (12/10) 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

Price: $54.99 Add To Cart
WE 95

2008 Brewer-Clifton "Mt. Carmel Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

94 points Robert Parker: "The power and honeyed notes of the 2008 Chardonnay Mount Carmel are dramatic. This plush, up-front style of Chardonnay from Brewer and Clifton often reminds me of a California version of a Batard-Montrachet. The wine is light gold in color, with notes of honeyed nuts intermixed with crushed rock, lemon butter, orange rind, and pear. Broad, savory, rich, and showy, this wine tips the scales at 14% natural alcohol." (08/10) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow. A complex, expressive bouquet evokes f... Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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RP 94 ST 92

2008 Calera "Jensen" Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Calera "Jensen" Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir (94RP, 93ST, 91WE). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard bursts onto the palate with a rush of intensely perfumed fruit. It shows fabulous balance of fruit, structure and acidity as it covers the palate with dazzling purity and breathtaking sense of balance. A soft, caressing finish rounds things out in style. This is a super-refined showing from Josh Jensen. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023. (AG)" (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Calera "Jensen" Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir (qty: 3)


End Date: May 4 2015 2:30PM PT

Current Bid: $270.00
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RP 94 ST 93 WE 91

2008 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Back In Stock!
2008 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

94 points Wine Spectator: "Dense, rich and extracted with deep currant and berry fruit, with mineral, sage and tea...Drink now through 2020. (Web Only-2012)"93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "As generously filled and as carefully balanced as any Pinot in this month's review, Kosta Browne's Russian River Valley bottling is absolutely brimming with succulent cherries overlain by lots of creamy oak. What it may lack in complexity, it more than makes up for in its ebullient young fruit, and we would not rule out an increased sense of the former after it has had a couple of years in which to develop. Still, it is so rich ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2008 Calera "Mills Vineyard" Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Calera "Mills Vineyard" Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir (93RP, 92ST). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Pinot Noir Mills Vineyard takes shape beautifully in the glass, with layers of bright red fruits, flowers, spices and tobacco. It is an impeccable, polished wine from start to finish. This is one of the wines that shows more stem character than some of the others. A textured, multi-dimensional finish of considerable elegance sets the Mills Vineyard apart. Here, too, there is a slightly fleeting quality, but there seems to be enough fruit for the wine to drink well for another handful of years, perhaps longer. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. (AG)" (08/2011) 

This lot contains the following items:
2008 Calera "Mills Vineyard" Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir (qty: 3)


End Date: May 5 2015 12:00PM PT

Current Bid: $181.09
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RP 93 ST 92

2008 Nickel & Nickel "John C. Sullenger Vineyard" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Vibrant aromas of blueberry, licorice and graphite lifted by a violet element. Suave, lush and sweet, with pliant flavors of plum, currant and mocha. At once deep and accessible, and sweeter than the 2007 bottling from this vineyard. Finishes ripe and very long. Has the balance to enjoy now or cellar for a decade or more." (6/2011) K&L Notes: Named for John C. Sullenger, who settled the farmstead in the 1880s, Sullenger Vineyard is the vineyard on which the Nickel & Nickel winery is located, in the heart of Oakville. It consists of 30 acres of clay loam... Read More » 


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ST 93

2008 Brewer-Clifton "Sea Smoke Vineyard" Sta Rita Hills Chardonnay

91+ points Robert Parker: "The 2008 Chardonnay Sea Smoke (14.8% alcohol) has a medium golden color, and an expressive nose of lemon blossoms, nectarines, and orange marmalade. It hits the palate with extraordinarily bright white currant and quince notes. Its acid profile is similar to some of the naked Diatom Chardonnays. Expressive, but still tightly coiled in the mouth, this wine will age nicely for a decade or more as well." (08/10) Brewer-Clifton is fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the rare chardonnay from this prestigious vineyard tha... Read More » 


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RP 91

2008 Bryant Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points Wine Spectator: "Deep, rich and expressive, with a broad range of complex flavors, extending from fleshy currant to dark berry, mineral, cedar, mocha and espresso. Full-bodied, ending with a pleasant lift to all the flavors, giving this a supple, gracious aftertaste. Drink now through 2026." (11/2011)94 points James Suckling: "This has lots of spices, dark fruits, and hints of coffee. Full-bodied, with firm tannins. Wonderful purity of fruit and flowers. This has it all there." (6/2011)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (794 cases) shows more chocolate, roasted espresso, blueberry and blackberry characteri ...Read More » 


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2008 Joseph Phelps "Backus" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus is a beautifully delineated wine endowed with tons of personality and sheer class. The wine comes alive in the glass, with crushed rose petals, dark raspberry jam, licorice and spices. There is an exotic element to the fruit that is highly appealing. Today the tannins are quite firm, suggesting the wine needs at least a few more years in the cellar. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2038. (AG)" (12/2011)94 points Wine Spectator: "Firm and intense, this is beautifully structured, with a tight, vivid core of mineral-laced raspberry, black cherry, anise and ...Read More » 


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