THE FOLLOWING CALIFORNIA GIANT ICONS HAVE ARRIVED!wine #1) the ONE and ONLY DUNN HOWELL MTN CAB 2014, DOUBLE 96+/100, $149/BTL...2 CS + 4 LOOSE BOTTLES NOT SPOKEN FOR-SEE ATTACHMENT-
Critical AcclaimDark ruby. Captivating violet lift to the aromas and flavors of cassis, kirsch, licorice and mocha. Plush and fine-grained; extremely deep in the middle palate but this extremely rich wine impresses as much for its finesse as for its sheer density and power. Finishes with wonderfully harmonious tannins and great slow-mounting length. Owing to its sheer density and baby fat, the wine is edge-free from the start, but it's likely to evolve at a snail's pace and last for decades. (13.9% alcohol)
Rating: 96+Notes of black cherry, cassis, graphite, incense, spice and rich soil preface an authoritative, intense wine with a lovely chassis of fine but firm tannins, underpinned by vibrant acidity: quintessential Dunn Howell Mountain. Under Mike Dunn's thoughtful stewardship, the family's wines have become more refined; largely thanks to more carefully chosen barrels. But while this wine may be less forbidding in its youth than the vintages of the 1990s, let it sleep for a decade to reveal its potential complexity.Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain has an incredibly evocative nose of crème de cassis, plum preserves and fresh wild blueberries with touches of chocolate mints, tilled soil, yeast extract, chargrill and scorched earth. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with fresh, crunchy black fruit, framed by firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with bags of energy.wine #2), ALSO , on TODAY'S container the 2015 CONTINUUM- Sage Mountain Vineyard-Napa SUPER PREMIUM cab meritage is here , beautiful 6 pack wood, 100/100 by SUCKLING, $245/BTL. 2X6 packs and 3 LOOSE bottles available- (highest rated Continuum ever...well, 2014 got 99+/100 so that was pretty close )(3 bottles DID MYSTERIOUSLY disappeared today...ha! ha!).
Winemaker NotesThe dark, rich core of the 2015 Continuum has aromas of cacao, black currant, cardamom and savory wild herb. On the palate it is layered and supple, revealing black cherry and roast espresso notes intertwined with mountain minerals and a hint of tangy orange spice. The wine is lush with ripe chocolaty tannins that lead to a long, expressive finish. 2015, though small in volume, is a mighty vintage for Continuum; one to savor today or age and appreciate for decades to come.
Blend: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 17% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot
Critical AcclaimThis is sensational with blackberries, blueberries and mineral. Extremely floral, too. Full-bodied but so seamless and refined with polished tannins that just melts into the wine. Goes on for minutes. A subtle and glorious wine that will be a new classic for Napa Valley. An emotional red that touches your soul. Energy. 46% cabernet sauvignon, 31% cabernet franc, 17% petit verdot, and 6% merlot. Very approachable now but better in 2022.Have a great week!
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Arriving Today:4cs DUNN HOWELL MTN CAB 2014-ONLY ones in SA-96+/100/Also only 2X 6 packs 2015 CONTINUUM,100/100 -LOOSE BTLS AVAIL.see e mail-now you are on the inside track. No mass offer will be sent...
Saturday, January 12, 2019
LAST 2X6 PACKS+loose bottles/one of of the best Chateauneuf Du Pape Ch BEAUCASTEL EVER, 99/100, and on 1st tranche/pre-sale pricing...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
PART 2/one of of the best Chateau Du Pape Ch BEAUCASTEL EVER, 99/100, and on 1st tranche/pre-sale pricing...
Saturday, December 8, 2018
8X6 PACKS 100/100 RATED ROEDERER CRISTAL ARRIVING MONDAY FROM THEIR LIBRARY COLLECTION, DON'T MISS OUT
Well, Happy Holidays, enjoy your weekend, and NOT MUCH ELSE TO SAY ABOUT THIS ICON, the critics said it ALL and ALL AGREED THIS IS THE BEST OF THE BEST, current vintage is 2010, 2008 will arrive Monday -LIBRARY COLLECTION-was held back 10 years before release,A FIRST,$269/btl. a MUST HAVE! READ ON...We have 8x6 packs of the 2008 reserved...4X6 PACKS NOT SPOKEN FOR AT THIS TIME...OULALA!
Amber hue with green and orange tints. Fine, even and lively sparkle. Complex and intense bouquet disclosing candied citrus, yellow fruit, Williams pear, pollen, and toasted almond. The delicately seductive bouquet shows intensity and well-honed precision. The wine is powerful, full yet tight, on entry to the palate. The 2008 is undeniably well structured but in a particular way: the wine's almost saline concentration has not been created by the sun, but is derived from the dryness of the chalk soil in a particularly cool summer. The result is a smooth, almost liquorous, mouthfeel that coats the palate with a powerful yet soft texture. This gives way to an incredible finish, underpinned by freshness and an impression of absolute purity with a taut and very saline character. The Cristal 2008 is deep, intense and masterful. It offers the quintessential reflection of its chalk soils which lend it is velvety texture and delicate tension. This wine's energy has been tamed by an unusually long period of bottle ageing: Cristal 2008 was in fact aged for 10 years before its release on the market. A first!
Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Cali gem 97/100 INGLENOOK RUBICON ESTATE only 2CS + 4 LOOSE BOTTLES left!!!! 97+/100/Gorgeous wood crates-see pics-
As the flavors gradually broaden, nuances of tobacco leaves and spices emerge. There is a precision and elegance to this vintage, which finishes with freshness due to the balanced natural acidity. Expect beautiful development as this wine matures.
Captivating and complex, the 2013 Rubicon boasts very pronounced dark fruit with aromas of currants, black cherries, blackberries, cinnamon, floral notes and the freshness of thyme and other sweet herbs. The palate shows great volume and nicely integrated flavors, fine grained tannins and subtle oak that works beautifully with the fruit.
it's safe to say this is potentially the best Rubicon made to date. It's not to denigrate other vintages, but there is a finesse and elegance combined with great richness
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Another INCREDIBLY GREAT OPTION/BARGAIN, 5cs available now, 96 pointer for $35.95:2014 Chateau de France -Grand Vin de Graves-RED BORDEAUX-, 96/100 Wine Enthusiast, 10 cases available. $35.95/btlMade next to CH. HAUT-BRION in Graves!Amazing buy, look at the quality/rating/pedigree/price ratio! A 96 POINTER TOP SHELF RED BORDEAUX UNDER $36!!! Unheard of!!!
Critical AcclaimWine EnthusiastThis dark and brooding wine is packed with dense tannins and a black plum-skin flavor that's hovering behind the density. The wine has power and fine concentration, yielding a complex, solid wine with aging ability. Drink 2018-2032+--
Blend: 59% Merlot, 49% Cabernet Sauvignon
Critical AcclaimWE 96Wine EnthusiastThis dark and brooding wine is packed with dense tannins and a black plum-skin flavor that's hovering behind the density. The wine has power and fine concentration, yielding a complex, solid wine with aging ability. Barrel Sample: 94-96WW 92Wilfred Wong of Wine.comThe 2014 Château de France gets the prize for being one of the best values of the vintage. The wine shows lively and persistent red fruit flavors. Bright and sassy on the palate, it shows excellent freshness in the finish. Serve now with lightly-seasoned lamb chops. Drink it now and for the next 15 years (Tasted: January 27, 2017, San Francisco, CA)