Red | Bordeaux | France | Bordeaux | 750ml
Potentially the best Siran I have ever tasted and another unqualified sleeper of the vintage, this dense purple wine displays notes of scorched embers, vanillin, black currants, spring flowers and graphite. Medium to full-bodied, with stunning concentration, purity, texture and length, the 2009 Siran has plenty of tannin lurking beneath its luxurious fruit. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 20+ years.Robert Parker 90 Points
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | United States | Sonoma County | 750ml
"A bit muddled and murky, this offers earthy dried currant, loam, dried herb and sage notes, ending with the herb and cedar theme." Wine Spectator (87 Points)
White | Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle | France | Bordeaux | 375ml
Sauternes are rich, honeyed wines bursting with notes of vanilla, coconut, dried apricots and subtle spice tones. They are usually very sweet and rich with a soft quality to them that makes them appealing in their youth yet they can age and improve for decades.
Red | Pinot Noir | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Hubert Chauvenet is crafting classic wines with fine delicacy of fruit and rich complexity. Always supple, opulent, seductive, and fruit-driven, the offerings from Chauvenet-Chopin are friendly, smile-inducing wines.
Red | Burgundy | France | 750ml
White | Chablis | France | Burgundy | 750ml
A ripe and intensely floral nose also features notes of smoke, sea breeze, mineral reduction and white peach that introduce rich, full and vibrant medium weight flavors that possess plenty of volume on the tangy and racy finish that has tightened up considerably since I last saw this from cask. A very solid performance for such young vines.Burghound 92 Points
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | United States | California | 750ml
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District shows off considerable focus and depth, not to mention terrific overall balance. Dark plums, cherries, spices, licorice and cassis are some of the notes that flow from this long, pure wine. Today the tannins are a bit compact, but bottle age should help to some degree. The 2009 is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot." Wine Advocate (91 Points)
Red | Carignane | United States | California | 750ml
Ancient Vines Carignane draws from seven vineyards in Oakley, Contra Costa County. Vineyards were planted in 1906 in deep, well- drained, sand-soil surviving on their native rootstock without succumbing to the root aphid Phylloxera. Vines are head-trained and dry-farmed. Dark ruby in color, this Ancient Vines Carignane offers flavors of dark berries and cherry with hints of spice. It’s a perfect match for grilled meats, lamb dishes, meatloaf or figs and fig sauces.
Red | Proprietary Blend | United States | California | 750ml
Cashmere is a very flavorful, smooth wine offering bright cherry, raspberry, chocolate and toast with hints of cracked black pepper and plum. One of the most versatile reds we produce, try Cashmere as an accompaniment to grilled salmon, pork roast or duck.
Red | Proprietary Blend | Argentina | Mendoza | 750ml
The 2009 Clos de Los Siete is a nearly identical blend with the same elevage. Ripe, succulent, and impressively balanced, this outstanding value will also drink well for another 5-6 years. Wine Advocate 90 Points
Very perfumy, with white pepper and sanguine notes, followed by singed mesquite and silky-textured damson plum and cassis fruit flavors and a long, iron-tinged finish. A minerally style, but with the flesh for balance. Distinctive. Best from 2013 through 2026. 2,580 cases made.
Wine Spectator 92 Points
Red | Cabernet Franc | France | Loire Valley | 750ml
Wine Spectator Outstanding Value: Sleek and polished, with black currant, black cherry and black tea notes racing along, backed by mouthwatering acidity through the finish. Still a touch taut, so let this open fully in the cellar. Best from 2012 through 2014. 1,000 cases made.
White | Sauvignon Blanc | United States | California | 750ml
Red | Chateauneuf du Pape | France | Rhone | 750ml
A blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre, the 2009 Ch'teauneuf-du-Pape Cuv?e Patricia shows perhaps the most intense, exuberant, and boisterous fruit and texture of the entire line-up. It is a rich, full-bodied, full-throttle Chateauneuf du Pape to drink over the next 10-15 years.
Red | Merlot | Chile | Rapel Valley | 750ml
White | Dolcetto | Italy | 750ml
This is grown on vineyards surrounding the winery's headquarters on the Bricco Bastia hill, where the high altitude and sand-rich soil give the wine great colour, fruity sensations and an interesting acid framework. Very intense ruby red, with purple highlights. Nice lingering nose, showing ripe raspberries. Appealing, soft flavour, with a finely bitterish aftertaste.
Red | Pinot Noir | New Zealand | 750ml
The brilliant 2009 Les Pagodes de Cos actually has more Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend than the grand vin (69% versus 65%) in addition to mostly Merlot and a small quantity of Petit Verdot. As powerful as the Cos in terms of alcoholic clout (14.5%), the full-bodied, round, generous Les Pagodes de Cos exhibits lots of creme de cassis and floral notes intermixed with hints of wood/barrique and spice. Juicy, succulent and remarkably fresh and well-delineated, it merits considerable attention from consumers. It should drink well for 15-20 years. Oddly enough, the second wine is superior to many vintages of Cos in the 1960s 1970s and 1980s! Robert Parker 94 Points
Red | Cabernet Franc | France | 750ml
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | Chile | 750ml
Red | Proprietary Red | Australia | McLaren Vale | 750ml
Red | Rhone Blend | France | Rhone | 750ml
This solid red delivers dark plum, black currant and fig notes, supported by iron, charcoal and tobacco. A nice stony edge lingers on the finish. Drink now. 200 cases imported.
Red | Crozes-Hermitage | France | Rhone Valley | 750ml
The wine has a deep garnet red color. It is fruity on the nose with strong aromas of cassis, plums and a touch of violets. The tannic structure is ample and well rounded, which assures good aging potential. It is recommended with game, grilled and rich foods.
White | Chardonnay | France | Burgundy | 750ml
This vineyard is 7 acres with 20 year old vines. The wine is light yellow in color with a faint golden hue. It has a gorgeous perfume with floral and citrus nuances and is finesseful and balanced with floral and citrus notes and a lovely crisp finish.