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  1. 2008 Aldo and Riccardo Seghesio Barolo

    2008 Aldo and Riccardo Seghesio Barolo

    $36.94

    Size 750ML


    (93pt Wine Spectator) Rich, sporting cherry, tar, tobacco and underbrush flavors, this muscular red is balanced toward the tannins. The lasting impression is sweet fruit, but this needs time. Best from 2016 through 2035. Learn More
  2. 2012 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    2012 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    $40.94

    Size 750ML


    90 POINTS

    Wine Spectator
    The 2012 vintage began with textbook conditions that continued through much of Harvest. Spring bud break was ideal with steady flowering and even fruit set. A lengthy stretch of warm days and cool nights during the summer months allowed for optimal ripeness to develop in the grapes and an exceptional quality overall. Late and light rains held off until the grapes found ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush. Located 17 miles northwest of the winery, Knights Valley vineyard is approximately 600 acres, and has rocky, well-drained soils that are perfectly suited to Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Grapes for the 2012 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested between October 4th through October 26th.
     

    The 2012 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of dark blue fruits and spices. Notes of cassis, sweet licorice and a juicy core of fruit are balanced by nice acidity and a silky, lingering finish. 

    To maintain the unique characteristics of the different lots from varying areas of the vineyard, Chief Winemaker Laurie Hook monitored each of the lots through vinification and aging. The wines were then aged in a combination of seasoned oak barrels with a small amount of new oak for 17 months to both round and soften the tannins and bring in some additional spice notes. The foundation of the Waymaker is Syrah, a varietal that demonstrates great richness and generosity from Camatta Hills. Cabernet Sauvignon comprises the majority of the balance of the blend, and lends great depth of fruit as well as lifted spice notes. Laurie blended in a portion of Petite Sirah for its aromatics and rich, inky color.

     
     

     

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  3. 2012 Alloro  Vineyard Pinot Noir

    2012 Alloro Vineyard Pinot Noir

    $44.94

    Size 750ML


    Wine Spectator: 92 points. Sleek and refined, with a nice point to the black cherry and mineral flavors, lingering with haunting delicacy on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 1,250 cases Learn More
  4. 2007 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino

    2007 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino

    $45.94

    Size 750ML


    winemaker's notes: Garnet red, intense and brilliant, with light orange hints. The bouquet is penetrating, very full and varied, reminiscent of wild berries. On the palate, dry, warm, full-bodied, harmonious, delicate and austere and persistent at the same time. Pair with roasts, grilled, spit-roasted or braised meats, game and ripe cheeses. alcohol by volume: 13.0% critical acclaim: "A supple, accessible red, exuding cherry, strawberry and floral flavors, with a hint of tobacco. Elegant and balanced, with depth and a lingering, subtle finish. Drink now through 2020." 92 Points Wine Spectator "The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino wraps around the palate with layers of rich, seductive fruit. There is plenty of expressiveness in the glass, even if the wine loses some of its persistence on the mid-palate and finish. This is a tasty, approachable Brunello that should drink well right out of the gate. The 2007 spent three years in Slavonian and French oak casks." 91 Points The Wine Advocate Learn More
  5. 2012 Maison L'Envoy The Attaché Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

    2012 Maison L'Envoy The Attaché Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

    $49.94

    Size 750ML


    Wine Spectator: 94

    This focused red features lively blackberry, floral and white pepper flavors that unfurl in layers, persisting with finesse against an underlying mineral note as the finish revs up. Complex and expressive. Drink now through 2022. 500 cases made. –HS

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  6. 2013 Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

    2013 Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

    $57.94

    Size 750ML


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  7. 2012 Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    2012 Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    $62.94

    Size 750ML


    90 POINTS "In a league of its own when it comes to cost and availability... Well-built, with a firm core of dark berry, cherry and wilted rose, showing good density and intensity. This gains depth and holds focus, ending with ripe, chewy tannins. Drink now through 2022." -James Laube, Wine Spectator 90 points "Pure aromas of redcurrant, loam and licorice. Pliant and sweet, offering good texture and extract to its flavors of plum, currant, mocha and brown spices. Finishes with broad, sweet tannins and a drop of milk chocolate." -Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar Learn More
  8. 2009 Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

    2009 Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

    $68.94

    Size 750ML


    Wine Spectator 91 points: Fleshy, with ripe cherry and plum flavors and creamy notes of red and black licorice and fig paste, joined by accents of pekoe tea leaf, bresaola and spice. Well-integrated, offering good balance, leading to a subtle, herb-tinged finish. Learn More
  9. 2012 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

    2012 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

    $76.94

    Size 750ML


    The Wine Advocate 91 points: The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, rich wine bursting with dark fruit. This is a fairly immediate style, some serious tannins notwithstanding. Smoke, tobacco and licorice develop in the glass, adding complexity and nuance. The powerful, fruit-driven finish is totally rewarding, but this will be even better in a few years’ time. Learn More
  10. 2012/13 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz

    2012/13 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz

    $77.94

    Size 750ML


    Dark and rich, supple and silky, brimming with blackberry and black cherry flavors that show a hint of pomegranate as the finish wraps gently around the fruit. This has a wonderful open texture to let the flavors sing. Drink now through 2016. 6,350 cases made. – Learn More
  11. 2010 Chateau Monbousquet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France

    2010 Chateau Monbousquet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France

    $79.00

    Size 750ML


    2010 Chateau Monbousquet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France Critical Acclaim "A lush, modern, style, with hyperdrive on the blueberry, loganberry and boysenberry fruit flavors. Nothing gets too heady though, as there's charcoal-studded grip, smoldering coffee grinds and roasted bay leaf notes all in the background for definition and further development with cellaring. Modern, yes, but firmly grounded in its terroir. Best from 2016 through 2035." 95 Points Wine Spectator "Great nose of spices, dried herbs, chocolate and coffee. Very intense nose. Full-bodied, with fabulous tannins and finesse. This is layered and rich yet very harmonious. Best Monbusquet ever. Try after 2018. " 95 Points James Suckling "Bottle unfined and unfiltered, it exhibits notes of Christmas fruitcake, black raspberry, cedar wood and spice box and has a full-bodied, fleshy, succulent mouthfeel, sweet tannin and decent acidity along with the tell-tale purity that always seems to emerge from the Perse estates. This wine should drink beautifully for at least 12-15 or more years." 93 Points The Wine Advocate Learn More
  12. 2008 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

    2008 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

    $99.99

    Size 750ML


    Wine Advocate: 90 points The 2008 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the few outstanding wines produced in this vintage. More evolved than Beaucastel’s wines tend to be, it reveals a healthy dark plum/ruby color, notes of licorice, meat juices, smoked game, black currants and garrigue, medium to full body, silky tannins, good freshness, surprising depth for the vintage and a long finish. Drink it over the next decade. Learn More
  13. 2009 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia

    2009 Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Ornellaia

    $109.00

    Size 375ML


    The 2009 Ornellaia caresses the palate with layers of seamless, radiant fruit. Sweet red berries, mocha, flowers, new leather and spices are some of the many notes that are layered in this sumptuous, totally beautiful wine. The 2009 stands out for its silky tannins and phenomenal overall balance. This is one of those wines that will probably enjoy a long drinking window. In one of my blind tastings, the 2009 made a very eloquent case for itself as the wine of the vintage. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. In 2009 winemaker Axel Heinz used the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc ever in Ornellaia and gave the wine less time in oak, both with the goal of preserving as much freshness as possible. 97 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Learn More
  14. 2000 Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon

    2000 Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon

    $125.94

    Size 750ML


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  15. 2010 Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto

    2010 Concha y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto

    $136.99

    Size 750ML


    Score: 95
    Release Price $125
    Country Chile
    Region Maipo
    Issue May 31, 2014
    Top 100: 2014, Rank: 9
    Tasting Note
    Refined and elegant, with silky tannins behind the mineral, macerated cherry and damson plum flavors. Quite creamy, revealing hints of paprika and hoisin sauce. The long, lush finish is filled with notes of cocoa powder and dust. Drink now through 2020. 10,100 cases made.–KM
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  16. Mollydooker Carnival Love Shiraz

    Mollydooker Carnival Love Shiraz

    $149.94

    Size 750ML


    Dense, rich and distinctive, this is superplush and complex, yet also approachable, wrapping its black cherry, cassis, licorice and roasted meat flavors on a supple, velvety frame. Finishes long and creamy in texture. Drink now through 2020. 6,328 cases made Learn More
  17. Shafer Relentless 2013

    Shafer Relentless 2013

    $149.94

    Size 750ML


    This big red brims with dark, rich, chunky blackberry and wild berry fruit, with notes of black licorice that edge toward prune. Maintaining a fine balance for its size, this is extracted, with firm, chewy, peppery tannins. Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2015 through 2028. 3,300 cases made. –JL Learn More
  18. 2010 Quintessa Napa Red

    2010 Quintessa Napa Red

    $165.00

    Size 750ML


    A fresh floral, violet aroma mingles with plum and currant in the nose. On entry, the wine is supple with pleasing richness and density that leads through the midpalate. Warm clove spice, sassafras and a touch of vanilla complement nuances of toast to deliver a complex mix of flavors and texture in the mouth. The wine finishes long and satisfying with dark berry fruits, cassis and chocolate. Learn More
  19. 2013 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

    2013 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

    $174.94

    Size 750ML


    Wine Spectator: 93 points Learn More
  20. 2012 Pulido Walker Napa Valley Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

    2012 Pulido Walker Napa Valley Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

    $175.99

    Size 750ML


    Pulido Walker Cabernet Sauvignon "Melanson Vineyard" Napa Valley 2012 Sold out all over, we loved it and we bought a few extra for our clients 2012 Pulido-Walker Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard Even more compelling is the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard, which comes from high on Pritchard Hill at a 1,400 foot elevation. A killer Cabernet, it reveals copious aromas of blueberry liqueur, graphite, blackberry, licorice, incense and forest floor. Full-bodied, long, rich and even more complex and deeper than the Panek Vineyard cuvee, it should drink well for at least two decades. This is a very impressive start-up. Thomas Brown is the consulting winemaker for these two impressive Cabernet Sauvignon debut releases. MELANSON VINEYARD Between boulders clinging stubbornly to the steep slopes of Pritchard Hill, the Melanson Vineyard sits east of Oakville among some of the most highly regarded and closely held vineyard properties in the Napa Valley. Vines grow at elevations from 1,100 to 1,380 ft. above sea level, in fractured serpentine and clay soils laden with igneous and seabed rock. Melanson’s southwestern exposure is a distinct advantage, especially at elevations that translate to later bud break and harvest. Solar radiation is magnified at this altitude, while variations between high and low temperatures are moderated. The result is mountain fruit with thicker skins and higher tannins. The ink-black, super-concentrated berries are powerfully expressive of the site, with pronounced granite minerality. The higher tannins give the wine more structure with less weight on the palate and excellent aging potential. Vineyard Facts Appellation: St. Helena, Napa Valley Site: 10.5 acres on Pritchard Hill, adjacent to Colgin Estate Elevation: 1,100–1,380 ft. Soil Composition: Fractured serpentine and clay with igneous and seabed rock Planted: 1999 Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Clones: 7 and 337 Learn More
  21. 2011 Dominus Napa Valley

    2011 Dominus Napa Valley

    $184.00

    Size 750ML


    94 points Antonio Galloni Savory herbs, menthol, smoke and licorice are some of the aromas that open up in the glass in the 2011 Dominus. This is a relatively immediate, expressive Dominus with plenty of near-term appeal. The style is open and succulent for the year, with lovely balance and poise. Crushed rose petals and dried herbs linger in the close. With time in the glass, the 2011 fleshes out nicely. In 2011 Dominus is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. (11/ 2013) 90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 86% cabernet sauvignon, 9% petit verdot and 5% cabernet franc): Good dark red. Perfumed, cool nose melds redcurrant, tobacco leaf, licorice, coffee, leather, clove oil and chicory, plus piquant notes of pepper (green, black and white!). Riper, suppler and deeper than the Napanook blend, but still with a pronounced herbal quality to the currant, tobacco leaf and clove oil flavors. More lift here too, though the dusty tannins arrive early. Ultimately much more structured than the Napanook. Mostero noted that yields were about average in 2011, as there was no serious loss of fruit during flowering. (5/ 2013) Learn More
  22. Continuum Proprietary Red

    Continuum Proprietary Red

    $192.00

    Size 750ML


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  23. 2011 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

    2011 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

    $214.00

    Size 750ML


    Wine Spectator: 94points Cedar, sandalwood and spice notes lead off, with cherry, currant and rhubarb flavors underneath. Linear in profile, with a firm base of tight-grained tannins, this lingers beautifully on the finish. Persistent from beginning to end, this just needs time to expand. Best from 2016 through 2027. Learn More
  24. 2010 Sassicaia

    2010 Sassicaia

    $215.00

    Size 750ML


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  25. 2011 Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz

    2011 Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz

    $246.94

    Size 750ML


    Rich, supple, complex and expressive, this is dense with smoky blackberry, wild blueberry, tomato leaf and exotic spice complexity, finishing seamlessly with refined tannins and just enough acidity to keep it all together. Shows tremendous presence. Best from 2015 through 2025. 925 cases made. Learn More
  26. 2005 Chateau Pavie Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

    2005 Chateau Pavie Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

    $500.94

    Size 750ML


    The Wine Advocate: 98+ points Now that the 2005 Pavie is in the bottle, I would place it, qualitatively, a notch below the prodigious 2000, and a few notches above the blockbuster 2003. There are 7,000 cases of this 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Disregarding the blatant jealousy of his success as well as his “outsider” status, proprietor Gerard Perse has pushed the envelope of quality, fashioning first-growth quality wines from one of Bordeaux’s finest terroirs. In St.-Emilion, only Ausone can be considered to have greater potential in terms of micro-climate and terroir. Pavie’s 2005 exhibits a thick-looking purple color to the rim as well as an exquisite perfume of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, unsmoked cigar tobacco, crushed rocks, damp earth, and hints of truffles and incense. The vineyard’s limestone soils have provided massive concentration, a laser-like precision, fresh, zesty acidity, and massive tannin. Despite the wine’s enormous concentration and intensity, there is a lightness to its style. As Perse has made clear, he is trying to produce modern day versions of such great vintages as 1921, 1929, 1945, and 1947, wines that lasted 50 or more years. I do not understand why Perse receives so much criticism. In the blind tastings of each new vintage conducted by the Grand Jury European, Pavie usually wins against 100 or so other great Bordeaux. As they say, the truth is irrefutable - this is one of the world’s most outstanding wines, and the 2005 Pavie should take its place among the greatest achievements of Bordeaux in the last 50 years. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2060. Learn More
  27. 2010 Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage

    2010 Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage

    $801.00

    Size 750ML


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  28. 2010 Chateau Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, France  - Pre-Arrival  100 Points RP

    2010 Chateau Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan, France - Pre-Arrival 100 Points RP

    $1,299.00

    Size 750ML


    Place your order for this exceptional wine today, and receive it on or around May 16th. Everywhere else gets it in Autumn if they get it at all! 100 Point Wine - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "As for the 2010 Haut-Brion.... it is extraordinary, perfect wine. It has a slightly lower pH than the 2009 (3.7 versus the 2009's 3.8), and even higher alcohol than the 2009 (14.6%). The wine is ethereal. From its dense purple color to its incredibly subtle but striking aromatics that build incrementally, offering up a spectacular smorgasbord of aromas ranging from charcoal and camphor to black currant and blueberry liqueur and spring flowers, this wine’s finesse, elegant yet noble power and authority come through in a compelling fashion. It is full-bodied, but that’s only apparent in the aftertaste, as the wine seems to float across the palate with remarkable sweetness, harmony, and the integration of all its component parts – alcohol, tannin, acidity, wood, etc. This prodigious Haut-Brion is hard to compare to another vintage, at least right now, but it should have 50 to 75 years of aging potential. Anticipated maturity: 2022-2065+. Kudos to the team at Haut-Brion and to the proprietors, the Dillon family, who are now represented admirably and meticulously by Prince Robert of Luxembourg. He has made some changes, and all of them seem to have resulted in dramatic improvements to what was already an astonishing group of wines. (2/ 2013) 96-99 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Deep ruby-purple. Brooding, closed nose hints at strawberry, ripe red cherry, white pepper, minerals and violet; showing its cabernet franc element today. Rich and full on entry, displaying lovely depth to its ripe red fruit, underbrush and tobacco flavors. Harmonious acidity keeps this concentrated, dense wine dancing on the palate. Finishes smooth and very long, and still youthfully tight. Another great Haut-Brion, atypically dominated by the cabernet franc presence. I'd venture to say that Haut-Brion is remarkably Lafleur-like this year. One of the stars of the vintage. (6/ 2011) 99 points Wine Spectator *Collectibles* Sappy, tongue-coating pastis, blackberry coulis and loganberry fruit starts this huge wine off, followed by a parade of licorice snap, violet, tar, black tea, roasted alder, wood spice and steeped black cherry fruit notes. A beam of pure cassis drives through this version, and the finish pulls everything together with a mouthwatering brambly edge that should soften slowly over time. A riveting display of brawny power, unbridled energy and high-level terroir. Best from 2020 through 2040. (1/ 2013) 97 points James Suckling This is very spicy with dried mushroom aromas with dark fruits and plum undertones. Sweet tobacco as well. This is full-bodied, with lots of tannins that are chewy and firm. This is muscular for HB and flexing it. Try in 2020. (2/ 2013) 95-97 points Wine Enthusiast Very firm, dry tannic, structured. The wine is full of acidity very tough and dry. A concentration of flavors in a dark, brooding framework. (6/ 2011) Learn More
  29. Taylor Fladgate 1863 Single Harvest Port

    Taylor Fladgate 1863 Single Harvest Port

    $3,495.00

    Size 750ML


     
    The harvest of 1863 was one of the finest of the nineteenth century and the last great Port vintage beforePhylloxera spread throughout the Douro Valley.
     
    Matured for over a century and a half in oak casks, the Taylor’s Single Harvest 1863 has achieved an exceptional level of density and complexity while displaying a vitality and freshness remarkable in a wine of this age. In addition, the cool and tranquil environment of the Port lodges in Oporto has allowed the wine to retain its harmony and balance.
     
    The Taylor’s Single Harvest 1863 is presented in a bespoke crystal decanter, specially produced in Italy, with an individually fitted glass stopper engraved and polished by hand in Scotland.  The decanter is displayed in a superb luxury box finished in maple burl veneer.   Each box contains a certificate individually signed by Taylor’s Managing Director, Adrian Bridge.

    The Taylor’s Single Harvest 1863 is being released as an exclusive limited edition, corresponding to only two casks of wine, and is offered on an allocation basis.  A wine of this age and historical interest is very rarely available for purchase and the Single Harvest 1863 represents a unique opportunity for the collector and enthusiast.
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