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Lower Falls Wine Company

Fine Wines Sale 2548B

May 4, 2011

Boston


Fine Wines specialists in charge

2366 Washington Street Newton Lower Falls, MA Phil Minervino Chris Minervino Owners

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Auction & Specialist Information

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Web Site & Online Bidding

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Lots 1-753

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Glossary of Terms

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Index

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Collection of Wines

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Conditions of Sale

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Terrific Bordeaux, from a Massachusetts collection, purchased upon release. Selected from an ideal cellar. Chateau Cheval Blanc doesn’t scream out for attention, rather it is passionately pursued by a knowing few. Unquestionably worthy of “First Growth” stature. In keeping with the Right Bank scene, the beautiful park-like setting feels surprisingly casual. Formal to a point, but not overly so. Cheval Blanc is comprised of cabernet franc and merlot. The vinous equivalent of grace and good taste. –PhM 1. Chateau Cheval Blanc 1986 St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe (A) u: bottom neck or better 2 bottles $500-750 2. Chateau Cheval Blanc 1990 St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe (A) u: bottom neck or better, light label staining “One of my favorite Cheval Blancs, it remains to be seen if the 1998, 2000, and 2008 will live up to this offering. It is the ripest wine of the aforementioned vintages, with a complex bouquet of tobacco leaf, Christmas fruitcake, sweet black fruits, bordering on fig and plum, but no hint of overripeness, and notions of new saddle leather, mint, and incense. The gorgeously expressive aromatics are followed by a fullbodied wine revealing abundant glycerin as well as elevated alcohol, but it is not hot, and nothing is out of place. Expansive, rich, and revealing the nuances and complexity that come from bottle age, it is at its peak of maturity where it should remain for another 10-15 years.” R. Parker, 98+ pts. 06/09 3 bottles $2,200-3,200 3. Chateau Cos d’Estournel 1982 St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe R. Parker, 95 pts. 06/09 2 bottles $500-750 4. Chateau Cos d’Estournel 1986 St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe R. Parker, 95 pts. 10/94 5 bottles $600-900 5. Chateau L’Evangile 1990 Pomerol u: bottom neck or better 3 bottles $600-900 6. Chateau Gruaud Larose 1986 St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe u: very top shoulder or better R. Parker, 94 pts. 01/98 4 bottles $900-1,300

7. Chateau Haut Brion 1959 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe u: 4.5cm, label fading, bin soil 1 bottle $1,500-2,000 8. Chateau Haut Brion 1982 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe u: 3cm, label fading R. Parker, 95 pts. 06/09 1 bottle $500-700 9. Chateau Haut Brion 1989 Pessac Leognan 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 100 pts. 02/97 2 bottles $2,000-3,000 10. Chateau Haut Brion 1990 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/09 4 bottles $2,200-3,200 11. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1982 Pessac Leognan, Cru Classe u: very top shoulder R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 1 bottle $700-1,000 12. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1989 Pessac Leognan, Cru Classe u: both into neck R. Parker, 99 pts. 02/97 2 bottles $1,200-1,800 13. Chateau Latour 1990 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 95+ pts. 06/09 1 bottle $600-900 14. Chateau Margaux 1982 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: very top shoulder or better “Consistently scoring between 98-100, the superb 1982 Margaux may be slightly bigger, bolder, and more masculine than vintages produced over the last 15-20 years. Its dark plum/purple color is followed by notes of melted tar intermixed with sweet cassis and floral underpinnings. Very full-bodied and dense for a Chateau Margaux, with a slight rusticity to the tannins, it boasts blockbuster power, richness, and impressive aromatics. It appears set for another 30-40 years of life.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/09 4 bottles $2,800-4,000

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15. Chateau Margaux 1983 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: both very top shoulder, some label staining and tissue adhesion R. Parker, 96 pts. 9/97 2 bottles $800-1,200

23. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1990 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: into neck R. Parker, 96 pts. 06/09 1 bottle $700-1,000

16. Chateau Margaux 1986 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: very top shoulder or better, some bin wear and label fading R. Parker, 96 pts. 12/96 5 bottles $1,800-2,400

24. Chateau Latour 1997 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 1 bottle $275-350

17. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1990 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 2 bottles $500-750 18. Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande 1982 Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 4 bottles $1,600-2,400 19. Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande 1986 Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe u: very top shoulder or better 4 bottles $600-900

25. Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1982 St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe u: bottom neck, bin wear R. Parker, 95+ pts. 06/09 1 bottle $350-500 26. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1986 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe “Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection.” L. Perrotti-Brown for R. Parker, 100 pts. 05/09 6 bottles $4,000-6,000

Sauternes 20. Chateau Gruaud Larose 1986 (1 bt) Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1989 (2 bts) Lalande 1990 (1 bt) Chateau Montrose 1989 (1 bt) Chateau Palmer 1989 (1 bt) Tokaji Aszu Nyulaszo 1991 (1 500 ml bt) Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 1991 (1 mag) 1 500 ml 6 bottles 1 magnum $1,000-1,500 21. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: bottom neck, bin soil R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09 1 magnum $7,000-10,000 22. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1986 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: bottom neck or better R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/94 4 bottles $1,200-1,800

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27. Chateau d’Yquem 1975 Premier Cru Classe u: very top shoulder, wildflower honey color 1 bottle $500-750 28. Chateau Climens 1986 (1 bt) 1988 (1 bt) Chateau d’Yquem 1980 (1 demi) Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey 1988 (1 bt) Chateau de Fargues 1980 (1 bt) Chateau Rieussec 1986 (1 bts) 1 demi bottle 5 bottles $350-500 29. Dom. de la Romanee Conti Grand Cru La Tache 1985 Cote de Nuits u: 3cm with signs seepage Bt. No. 008890 1 bottle $1,500-2,200


30. Dom. de la Romanee Conti Grand Cru Richebourg 1985 Cote de Nuits u: 3cm Bt. No. 004813 1 bottle $1,200-1,800

38. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1976 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all very good R. Parker, 93 pts. 01/98 12 bottles (owc) $4,000-6,000

31. Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1983 (1 mag) 1990 (1 demi) Northern Rhone 1 demi bottle 1 magnum $400-600

39. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1976 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all very good 12 bottles (owc) $900-1,200

32. Conterno Barolo Riserva Speciale Monfortino 1978 Piedmont u: very top shoulder 1 bottle $700-1,100

40. Chateau d’Yquem 1970 Premier Cru Classe u: fourteen very top shoulder, two top shoulder 16 bottles (12 in owc) $1,500-2,200

33. Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1982 1983 1987 1988 Penfolds Grange 1983 1992 Southern Australia 6 bottles $700-1,050

41. Chateau de Fargues 1971 u: all very top shoulder 8 bottles $700-1,000

Wonderful Bordeaux from a Cape Cellar. Stored in ideal conditions. 34. Chateau Cheval Blanc 1976 St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe (A) u: all very top shoulder or better 12 bottles (owc) $1,200-1,800 35. Chateau Cheval Blanc 1982 St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe (A) R. Parker, 92 pts. 06/09 2 bottles $1,600-2,400 36. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1975 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all very good 12 bottles (owc) $7,000-10,000 37. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1975 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all very good 12 bottles (owc) $7,000-10,000

Sauternes

From the Cellar of Distinguished Collectors. Many lots purchased on futures or direct from the winery. Maintained in custom-built climatecontrolled cellar. 42. Chateau La Conseillante 1998 Pomerol “Starts off slightly herbal, but then turns to flowers, leaves and dark fruits. Decadent, turning to sweet tobacco. Full-bodied, with beautiful silky tannins and a meaty, berry and spicy aftertaste that evolves to chocolate and coffee. Complex and refined. No reason to wait.” JS for Wine Spectator, 2009. 3 bottles $200-300 43. Chateau Calon Segur 1989 St. Estephe, 3eme Cru Classe 3 bottles $200-300 44. Chateau Duhart Milon 2005 Pauillac, 4eme Cru Classe R. Parker, 94 pts. 04/08 1 magnum $150-250 45. Chateau Haut Brion 1994, R. Parker, 93 pts. 02/97 1996, R. Parker, 92 pts. 04/99 1998, R. Parker, 96 pts. 04/01 2000, R. Parker, 99 pts. 06/10 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe 4 bottles $1,350-1,950

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46. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2001 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 94 pts. 06/04 3 bottles $2,000-3,000

54. Chateau Palmer 1998 Margaux, 3eme Cru Classe L. Perrotti-Brown for R. Parker, 91 pts. 03/10 3 bottles $200-300

47. Chateau Latour 1988 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe JS for Wine Spectator, 96 pts. 2009 1 bottle $300-450

55. M. Lafarge Volnay Vendage Selectionees 2007 12 bottles $400-600

48. Chateau Lascombes 2005 Margaux, 2eme Cru Classe “A gorgeous example of Lascombes, the 2005, a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, continues the remarkable turn-around in quality that began five years ago. A stunningly opulent wine with a dense purple color, the 2005 possesses a beautiful perfume of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, creosote, and graphite, full body, silky but noticeable tannins, a layered mouthfeel, and a stunning, 45+-second finish. This is a brilliant, modern-styled Margaux that should age for 30-35 years.” R. Parker, 95 pts. 04/08 12 bottles (owc) $600-900 49. Chateau Lascombes 2005 Margaux, 2eme Cru Classe R. Parker, 95 pts. 04/08 12 bottles (owc) $600-900 50. Chateau Lascombes 2005 Margaux, 2eme Cru Classe R. Parker, 95 pts. 04/08 12 bottles (owc) $600-900 51. Chateau Lascombes 2005 Margaux, 2eme Cru Classe R. Parker, 95 pts. 04/08 12 bottles (owc) $600-900 52. Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1989 St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe 1 bottle $60-90 53. Les Forts de Latour 2006 Pauillac R. Parker, 92 pts. 02/09 5 magnums (owc) $1,250-1,850

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Champagne 56. Dom Perignon 1990 “Medium lemon-straw colour. Intensely fragrant nose with aromas of jasmine, cinnamon buttered toast, stewed apples and preserved ginger. Concentrated honey-nut, warm apple tart and spice flavours fill the mouth giving ample flesh to the firm, fine structure. The bubbles are still remarkably frisky and, in harmony with the crisp backbone of acid, make for a relatively youthful, elegant and exquisitely balanced wine. Very long finish.” L. Perrotti-Brown for R. Parker, 98 pts. 03/09 1 bottle $225-325 57. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2005 Northern Rhone R. Parker, 98+ pts. 02/08 3 magnums (3 x owc) $900-1,200 58. Conterno Cascina Francia Barolo 2003 Piedmont “The 2003 Barolo Cascina Francia is a remarkable wine for the vintage. This deep, powerful Barolo reveals awesome richness and an almost liqueur-like quality to its fruit that is balanced by the chalky mineral notes that provide freshness on the finish and help convey an impression of notable balance. In 2003 there is no Monfortino, and the Cascina Francia surely benefits from the addition of that juice which is mostly felt in the wine’s depth. Resisting the temptation to harvest too early, Roberto Conterno waited until October 8 to start picking in his Cascina Francia vineyard, long after most producers had already brought the fruit in. He had the benefit of the late September rains that helped restore at least a little freshness to the fruit, and as a result his 2003 Cascina Francia doesn’t have the aggressive tannins that plague so many wines. Simply put, this is a stunning Barolo made all the more notable by the challenging conditions the vintage presented.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 94 pts. 10/07 3 magnums $450-650 59. Muller Catoir Gimmeldinger Schlossel Rieslander Berenauslese 2004 Germany D. Schildknecht for R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/05 4 demi bottles $200-300 60. Muller Catoir Haardter Bergergarten Riesling Auslese 2004 Germany D. Schildknecht for R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/05 4 demi bottles $200-300


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61. Haciendo Monasterio 1995 Ribera del Duero 3 bottles $150-225 62. Alion 1995 Abadia Retuerta Cuvee El Campanario 1996 Torre Muga Torre 1996 3 bottles $175-250 63. Chateau Montelena 2000 Napa 1 magnum $100-150 64. Dominus 2002, R. Parker, 96 pts. 02/05 2004, R. Parker, 94 pts. 12/06 Napa 2 bottles $150-200 65. Hanzell Chardonnay 2004 Sonoma 4 bottles $250-350 66. Opus One 2002 Napa 6 bottles $600-900 67. Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 Columbia Valley “Unlike some minuscule production “cult” wines or luxury cuvees culled from a winery’s primary product that have earned perfect scores over the years, Quilceda Creek’s Cabernet Sauvignon is the winery’s raison d’etre and is produced in significant quantities (3,400 cases in 2002, 3,425 in 2003). For accomplishing this feat the Golitzens should be doubly proud. Darker colored and significantly more powerful than the 2002, the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon displays mouth-watering aromatics of black chocolate, sage, and blackberry liqueur. Its awe-inspiring core of cassis liqueur, violets, blueberry nectar, black cherry syrup, and chocolate is immensely muscular yet elegant. Texturally reminiscent of liquid velvet, it slathers the palate with oodles of fruit, displaying unreal depth, balance, and length. Wow!” P. Rovani for R. Parker, 100 pts. 04/06 2 bottles $450-650 68. Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 (inaugural release) Red Mountain J. Miller for R. Parker, 97 pts. 08/07 2 bottles $200-300

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69. Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (P. Rovani for R. Parker, 100 pts. 04/06) 2003 (P. Rovani for R. Parker, 100 pts. 04/06) 2005 (J. Miller for R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/08) 2007 (J. Miller for R. Parker, 100 pts. 08/10) Columbia Valley 4 bottles $750-1,100 70. Sine Qua Non Mr. K 2005 The Strawman (1 bt), R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/08 The Nobleman (2 bts), R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/08 Central Coast 3 demi bottles (owc) $350-550 71. Sine Qua Non Mr. K 2006 (final vintage of Mr. K) The Strawman (1 bt), R. Parker, 97 pts. 08/09 The Nobleman (2 bts), R. Parker, 95 pts. 08/09 Central Coast 3 demi bottles (owc) $325-475 From a discerning East Coast collector, stored in ideal cellar conditions. 72. Chateau Lynch Bages 1986 Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe 12 bottles (owc) $1,200-1,800 73. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe “This wine remains one of the legends of Bordeaux. It has thrown off the backward, youthful style that existed during its first 25 years of life, and over the last 4-5 years has developed such secondary nuances as cedar and spice box. The creme de cassis, underlying floral note, full-bodied power, extraordinary purity, multilayered texture, and finish of over a minute are a showcase for what this Chateau accomplished in 1982. The wine is still amazingly youthful, vibrant, and pure. It appears capable of remaining fruity and vibrant in 2082! Thank God it is beginning to budge, as I would like to drink most of my supply before I kick the bucket. This is a great, still youthful wine, and, on occasion, one does understand the hierarchy of Bordeaux chateaux when you see the complexity and brilliance of this first-growth.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 12 bottles (owc) $11,000-15,000

Sauternes 74. Chateau Rieussec 2001 “A monumental effort, the 2001 Rieussec boasts a light to medium gold color in addition to a fabulous perfume of honeysuckle, smoky oak, caramelized tropical fruits, crème brûlée, and Grand Marnier. The wine is massive and full-bodied yet neither over the top nor heavy because of good acidity. With intense botrytis as well as a 70-75-second finish, this amazing Sauternes will be its apogee between 2010-2035.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 06/04 6 bottles $600-900 75. Chateau Rieussec 1996 1997 6 demi bottles $140-190


76. Pegau Cuvee du Capo 2000 Southern Rhone R. Parker, 100 pts. 02/04 3 bottles $900-1,300

83. Chateau Montrose 2003 St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe L. Perrotti-Brown for R. Parker, 96 pts. 05/09 12 bottles (owc) $1,500-2,000

77. Amuse Bouche 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Napa 6 bottles $550-850

84. Chateau Palmer 2002 Margaux, 3eme Cru Classe 12 bottles (owc) $1,200-1,800

78. Kistler Pinot Noir Cuvee Catherine Vertical 1998, R. Parker, (95-97 pts.) 01/00 1999, R. Parker, (96-98 pts.) 12/00 2000, R. Parker, 96 pts. 08/02 2001 2002, R. Parker, 95 pts. 02/05 2003, R. Parker, (94-96 pts.) 02/05 Sonoma 6 bottles $900-1,300

85. Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 1998 Southern Rhone 6 magnums $900-1,200 86. R & V Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 1985 (2.5cm, labels reaffixed with glue) 1988 (2cm) 1989 (2cm, neck vintage label taped on) 1990 (2cm) 1992 (1cm) Chablis 5 bottles $1,200-1,800

79. Turley Petit Syrah Hayne Vineyard Vertical 1999, R. Parker, 97 pts. 02/02 2000, R. Parker, 96 pts. 08/02 2001, R. Parker, 96 pts. 08/03 2002, R. Parker, (93-95 pts.) 12/03 2003, R. Parker, (93-95 pts.) 06/05 2004, R. Parker, (96-98+ pts.) 12/05 Napa 6 bottles $500-700

From the mountains, a cellar to bring collectors together. From climatecontrolled storage.

Highlights from a Cantabrigian Cellar. Maintained in climate-controlled storage.

88. Chateau La Couspaude 2003 St. Emilion 12 bottles $250-350

80. Ducru Beaucaillou 2000 St. Julien 2eme Cru Classe R. Parker, 95 pts. 6/10 12 bottles (owc) $1,200-1,800 81. Chateau Leoville Barton 1995 St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe u: all into neck 6 bottles $400-600 82. Chateau Leoville Barton 1985 1990 St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe u: bottom neck or better 2 bottles $150-250

87. Chateau Cos d’Estournel 1986 (2 bts) 1988 (2 bts) St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe u: bottom neck or better 4 bottles $350-500

89. Chateau Leoville Barton 1995 St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe 12 bottles $700-1,000 90. Chateau L’Evangile 1997 Pomerol 2 bottles $350-500 91. Chateau Mondorion 2000 St. Emilion 12 bottles $200-300

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92. Chateau Pavie 2003 St. Emilion “The 2003 Pavie (7,080 cases; 13.5% alcohol) is closest in style to the 2000, but slightly more evolved and exotic. Its dense plum/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary perfume of charcoal, creme de cassis, melted licorice, espresso roast, and blackberries. The wine, which hits the palate with a dramatic minerality, comes across like a hypothetical blend of limestone liqueur intermixed with black and red fruits. With massive depth, richness, and body, this tannic 2003 should be forgotten for 4-5 years, then enjoyed over the next four decades. The integration of acidity, tannin, and wood is flawless, and the wine is incredibly pure, rich, and intense.” R. Parker, 98+ pts. 04/06 12 bottles $1,800-2,400 93. Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande 1983 (2 bts) 1988 (1 bt) 1995 (1 bt) Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe 4 bottles $400-625 94. Chateau Cheval Blanc 1999 St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe (A) 6 bottles $1,700-2,000 95. Chateau Haut Brion 1989 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe “Haut-Brion has been the most consistent first-growth over the last decade, producing top-notch wines, even in such tough years as 1987, 1993, and 1994. The 1989 is one of a handful of truly profound wines from a vintage that tends to be overrated, save for the Pomerols, a few St.-Emilions, and some overachievers in the Medoc. However, 1989 was an extraordinary success for Jean Delmas, the administrator of Haut-Brion and La Mission-Haut-Brion. The prodigious 1989 Haut-Brion is one of the greatest first-growths I have ever tasted. It has always reminded me of what the 1959 must have tasted like in its youth, but it is even richer and more compelling aromatically. The wine exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color, as well as a sweet nose of jammy fruit, tobacco, spicy oak, minerals, and smoke. Fabulously concentrated, with huge levels of fruit, extract, and glycerin, this wine is nearly viscous because of its thickness and richness. Low acidity gives the wine even more appeal and adds to its precociousness. The wine has not budged in development since it was first bottled, although it has always provided thrilling drinking because of its voluptuous texture. It needs another 5-6 years of bottle age before it will begin to develop HautBrion’s fabulous fragrance.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 02/97 2 bottles $1,600-2,400 96. Chateau Haut Brion 1995 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe “This wine has been brilliant on every occasion I have tasted it. More accessible and forward than the 1996, it possesses a saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a beautiful, knock-out set of aromatics, consisting of black fruits, vanillin, spice, and wood-fire smoke. Multidimensional and rich, with layers of ripe fruit, and beautifully integrated tannin and acidity, this medium to full-bodied wine is a graceful, seamless, exceptional Haut-Brion that should drink surprisingly well young.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 02/98 11 bottles $3,000-4,500

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97. Chateau Haut Brion 1996 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe 6 bottles $1,500-2,200 98. Chateau Haut Brion 1997 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe 12 bottles $1,800-2,400 99. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1970 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: very top shoulder, label partially missing and has migrated down, bin wear 1 magnum $800-1,200 100. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1981 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all into neck 13 bottles $8,000-12,000 101. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1983 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: both very top shoulder 2 bottles $1,400-1,900 102. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1985 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: very top shoulder or better, one with label losses 2 bottles $1,400-1,800 103. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1986 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all very top shoulder or better, slight label nicking R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/94 6 bottles $9,000-13,000 104. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1994 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: into neck 1 bottle $650-950 105. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1995 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 95 pts. 02/98 12 bottles $7,000-11,000


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106. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1996 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe “Tasted three times since bottling, the 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is unquestionably this renowned estate’s greatest wine. As I indicated last year, only 38% of the crop was deemed grand enough to be put into the final blend, which is atypically high in Cabernet Sauvignon (83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot). This massive wine may be the biggest, largest-scaled Lafite I have ever tasted. It will require many years to come around, so I suspect all of us past the age of fifty might want to give serious consideration as to whether we should be laying away multiple cases of this wine. It is also the first Lafite-Rothschild to be put into a new engraved bottle (designed to prevent fraudulent imitations). The wine exhibits a thick-looking, ruby/purple color, and a knock-out nose of lead pencil, minerals, flowers, and black currant scents. Extremely powerful and full-bodied, with remarkable complexity for such a young wine, this huge Lafite is oozing with extract and richness, yet has managed to preserve its quintessentially elegant personality. This wine is even richer than it was prior to bottling. It should unquestionably last for 40-50 years.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 04/99 5 bottles $5,000-7,500 107. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1997 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 3 bottles $1,500-2,000 108. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1998 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe “A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafite’s total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, putting on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite’s character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably balanced and long (50+ seconds).” R. Parker, 98 pts. 04/01 1 bottle $700-1,000 109. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2001 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 12 bottles $5,250-7,250 110. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2001 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 1 magnum $1,000-1,500 111. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2002 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 12 bottles $8,000-12,000

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112. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2003 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 100 pts. 04/06 12 bottles (owc) $9,500-14,500 113. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2001 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 12 bottles $8,000-12,000 114. Chateau Latour 1970 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all very top shoulder or better, some glue striping 3 bottles $1,200-1,800 115. Chateau Latour 1975 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: very top shoulder, light label staining 1 magnum $600-900 116. Chateau Latour 1985 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 8 bottles $2,000-2,600 117. Chateau Latour 1990 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe Wine Spectator #1, 1993 “This is one of my favorite wines ever. Full-bodied, with layers of silky fruit and masses of currant, mineral and berry character. Amazing. It’s a wine with perfect structure, perfect strength. It’s 1961 Latour in modern clothes. It’s hard not to drink it now.” JS for Wine Spectator, 100 pts. 02/28/05 3 bottles $1,800-2,400 118. Chateau Latour 1996 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe “A spectacular Latour, the 1996 may be the modern day clone of the 1966, only riper. This vintage, which is so variable in Pomerol, St.Emilion, and Graves, was fabulous for the late-harvested Cabernet Sauvignon of the northern Medoc because of splendid weather in late September and early October. An opaque purple color is followed by phenomenally sweet, pure aromas of cassis infused with subtle minerals. This massive offering possesses unreal levels of extract, full body, intensely ripe, but abundant tannin, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. Classic and dense, it displays the potential for 50-75 years of longevity. Although still an infant, it would be educational to taste a bottle.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 06/00 4 bottles $2,400-3,600


119. Chateau Latour 1997 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 12 bottles $3,000-4,500 120. Chateau Latour 1997 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 12 bottles $3,000-4,500 121. Chateau Latour 2002 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe “The wine of the vintage? There are only 10,000 cases of this extraordinarily rich, dense 2002 that is as powerful as the 2003 (even the alcohol levels are nearly the same, 12.85%). It is dark ruby/purple to the rim, with notes of English walnuts, crushed rocks, black currants, and forest floor, dense, full-bodied, and opulent, yet classic with spectacular aromatics, marvelous purity, and a full-bodied finish that lasts just over 50+ seconds. Huge richness and the sweetness of the tannin are somewhat deceptive as this wine seems set for a long life. Administrator Frederic Engerer seems to be more pleased with what Latour achieved in 2002 than in any other recent vintage. Hats off to him for an extraordinary accomplishment in a vintage that wouldn’t have been expected to produce the raw materials to achieve something at this level of quality.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 04/05 12 bottles $3,600-5,000 122. Chateau Margaux 1978 (1 bt - high shoulder) 1979 (2 bts) 1981 (5 bts - very top shoulder or better, label fading) 1989 (2 bts) Margaux, 1er Cru Classe 10 bottles $1,600-2,400 123. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: two bottom neck, one very top shoulder, label staining, some label losses and one vintage missing R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 3 bottles $2,700-4,000 124. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1985 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: bottom neck or better 5 bottles $1,000-1,500 125. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1988 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 13 bottles $2,500-3,500

126. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1989 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: very top shoulder 1 magnum $800-1,200

127. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1995 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 95 pts. 02/98 12 bottles $3,500-5,000

128. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1995 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 11 bottles $3,250-4,750

129. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1997 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 8 bottles $1,400-2,100

130. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1998 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 16 bottles (12 in owc) $4,000-6,000

131. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 96+ pts. 06/10 10 bottles $7,000-11,000

132. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2001 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 12 bottles (owc) $3,000-4,000

133. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1936 (top shoulder, label taped on, capsule cut) 1970 (mid shoulder) 1978 (top shoulder) 1983 (top shoulder) 1990 (very top shoulder) 1996 (into neck) Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 6 bottles $1,400-2,000

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Petrus – in the renowned village of Pomerol, pack-leader Chateau Petrus is unassumingly modest. Close by the road, lacking some formal alley, it is easy to overlook when contrasted with some architecturally grander neighbors. The robin’s egg blue shutters against the limestone creates a hushed and dignified exterior to the chai. Of course the hedonistic treasures crafted within are anything but reserved… On average, only about 4,000 cases are made each vintage. –PhM 134. Chateau Petrus 1989 Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel u: all into neck R. Parker, 100 pts. 01/98 6 bottles $15,000-20,000

Sauternes 135. Chateau d’Yquem 1986 Premier Cru Classe u: all into neck, light label fading, bin soil R. Parker, 98 pts. 08/93 3 bottles $600-900 136. Usseglio Cuvee de mon Aieul Chateauneuf du Pape 2001 Southern Rhone R. Parker, 97 pts. 02/04 6 bottles $350-500 137. Antinori Solaia 1999 Tuscany R. Parker, 94 pts. 01/09 12 bottles $850-1,200 138. Antinori Solaia 1996 (2 bts) Antionori Guado Al Tasso 2000 (4 bts) Tuscany 6 bottles $275-375 139. Sassicaia 2000 Tuscany 10 bottles $1,000-1,500 140. Chateau Latour 1975 1989 Chateau L’Evangile 1996 3 bottles $650-950

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141. Beaulieu Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1980 (1 bt) 1982 (2 bts - one vintage obscured) 1985 (5 bts - two vintages obscured) 1993 (1 double mag) 1995 (3 bts) 1996 (3 bts) 1997 (6 bts) 1999 (4 bts) Napa 24 bottles 1 double magnum $725-1,050 142. Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 1997 Napa 6 bottles $300-400 143. Bryant Family Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 Napa 2 bottles $400-600 144. Cain Five Estate Bottled 1991 (1 bt) 1993 (3 bts) 1994 (2 bts) 6 bottles $300-400 145. Cain Five 1985 (3 bts) 1994 (2 bts) 1995 (2 bts) 1996 (2 bts) 1997 (5 bts) 1999 (4 bts) some light bin soil 18 bottles $550-850 146. Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Napa 11 bottles $450-650 Chateau Montelena is one of the Napa Valley’s icon wineries. Working atop the foundation of a century old property, the father Jim and son Bo Barret might just have the best track record in California for longevity and quality. Fads don’t exist here, this team doesn’t need razzle dazzle. Montelena wines are prized for the ability to improve with age— and not merely endure. –PhM 147. Chateau Montelena Estate 1992 Napa 6 bottles $300-400


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148. Chateau Montelena Estate 1998 Napa 9 bottles $900-1,300 149. Chateau Montelena Estate 1990 (1 bt) 1995 (2 bts) Chateau Montelena Napa 1984 (3 bts) 1985 (3 bts) 9 bottles $475-700 150. Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (5 bts) 1997 (4 bts) Sonoma 9 bottles $400-600 151. Harlan Estate 1995 Napa R. Parker, 99 pts. 12/98 3 bottles $1,200-1,800

In many tastings through the years, Shafer Hillside never fails to deliver. One of the California cabernets that shows beautiful development as it ages. –CM 156. Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1987 Napa u: into neck, vintage partially obscured, bin soil 1 magnum $200-300 157. Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 Napa 6 bottles $500-750 158. Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 Napa R. Parker, 94 pts. 12/96 14 bottles $750-1,100

The Opus One project marked an important milestone in American winemaking. For the first time, a towering figure from the European side, Baron Phillip Rothschild, saw fit to enter into a collaborative venture with the leading California vintner, Robert Mondavi. This association gave a renewed luster to Napa Valley winemaking. The wines tend to be elegant and silky—they are not cumbersome. –PhM

159. Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Napa “The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa looks to be one of the finest wines made by the winemaking team of proprietor Justin Meyer and winemaker/viticulturist Daniel Baron. The 1997 Napa is an impressive effort. A blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this wine has a flamboyant nose of fruitcake, licorice, Asian spice, black currants, and toasty wood. Deep, opulent, viscous, intense, chewy, and thick, it is a classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon made in an all-American oak lovers’ style.” R. Parker, 94 pts. 12/00 12 bottles $700-1,000

152. Opus One 1997 Napa R. Parker, 95 pts. 12/09 3 bottles $400-500

160. Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Napa 12 bottles $700-1,000

153. Opus One 2003 Napa 6 bottles $600-900

161. Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Napa 3 bottles $150-250

154. Opus One 1994 2000 Napa 2 bottles $225-325

162. Silver Oak Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Napa 12 bottles $650-950

155. Raymond Vineyard and Cellar Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Napa 10 bottles $200-400

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164. Silver Oak Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 Napa 14 bottles $400-600 165. Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 1993 (1 mag) 1994 (1 bt) 1995 (2 mags) Napa 1 bottle 3 magnums $500-700 166. Silver Oak Cellars 1986 (5 bts) 1988 (2 bts) 1989 (6 bts) 1993 (2 bts) 1995 (2 bts) 2000 (2 bts) Napa bin soil 19 bottles $925-1,325 167. Stonefly Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 Napa 2 magnums $100-150 168. Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 Napa 11 bottles $300-450 169. Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 Napa 12 bottles $225-300

Champagne 170. Bollinger RD 1985 1 bottle (owc) $200-250 171. Krug Collection 1976 1 bottle (owc) $700-1,000 172. Isole e Olena Cepparello 2007 Tuscany A. Galloni for R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/10 6L $1,400-1,800

173. Isole e Olena Cepparello 2007 Tuscany A. Galloni for R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/10 12 L $2,400-3,400 174. Colgin “Cariad” 1999 Napa 6 bottles $900-1,200 175. Colgin Herb Lamb Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (3 bts), R. Parker, 97 pts. 12/98 1998 (4 bts) 1999 (3 bts), R. Parker, 95 pts. 08/02 Napa 10 bottles $1,500-2,200 176. Schrader Gaudeamus Vineyard Upper Block Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 (3 bts), Bt. Nos. 1269, 1519, 1522 1999 (2 bts), Bt. Nos. 680, 683 Napa 5 bottles $700-1,100 Manfred Krankl’s plumage on display. From a Boston Cellar, maintained in climate-controlled storage, picked up by Skinner staff. 177. Sine Qua Non 123...abc 2002 California 2 bottles $650-850 178. Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe 1a 2005 California R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/08 3 bottles $750-1,200 179. Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe 1b Syrah 2005 California 3 bottles $750-1,200 180. Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe 203 Grenache 2005 2a (1 bt), R. Parker, (96-98) pts. 08/07 2b (2 bts) 2c (2 bts) California 5 bottles $1,400-1,800

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181. Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe 203 1c 2005 California 3 bottles $750-1,200 182. Sine Qua Non Covert Fingers 2004 Central Coast “The knockout, deep ruby/purple/plum 2004 Covert Fingers Pinot Noir exhibits a slightly restrained nose revealing sweet cranberry and cassis aromas interwoven with hints of flowers, charcoal, and oak, a savory, broad texture, and an opulent, voluptuous finish. This beauty should drink well for a decade or more.” R. Parker, 95 pts. 08/06 7 bottles $1,800-2,400 183. Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Vineyard Syrah 2004 California 2 bottles $600-800 184. Sine Qua Non Syrah California 2 bottles $450-650 185. Sine Qua Non Poker Face Syrah 2004 California “The recently released 2004 Poker Face (96% Syrah, 2.5% Mourvedre, and 1.5% Viognier) comes from the Eleven Confessions, White Hawk, Alban, Bien Nacido, and Alta Mesa vineyards. Boasting classic blackberry, creme de cassis, charcoal, acacia flower, and subtle background toasty oak notes, it possesses a fabulous texture, beautiful richness and purity, and a finish that lasts nearly a minute. It is a wine of enormous richness, multiple dimensions, and unreal purity. Although approachable, it benefits from several hours of decanting, and should evolve for 15 or more years.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 08/07 9 bottles $2,750-3,750 186. Sine Qua Non Hollerin’ M Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2002 Oregon “The 2002 Hollerin’ M Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir (704 cases) is absolutely mind-blowing Pinot, one of the most compelling examples I have ever tasted from Oregon. Deep plum/ruby/purple to the rim, with a glorious perfume of forest floor intermixed with acacia flowers, sweet cherries and plums, as well as hints of pomegranate and blackberries, it cuts a broad swath across the palate. The texture inundates the palate, and it finishes with tremendous voluptuousness and purity. A great hedonistic treat for all the senses, it will provide immense pleasure over the next decade.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 08/04 10 bottles $3,000-4,000

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187. Sine Qua Non Into the Dark Grenache 2004 California “No one...let me say that again...no one in the New World makes better Grenache than Manfred Krankl. Tasting four different cuvees was the equivalent of having a great chef, such as Daniel Boulud, cook all your meals for seven straight days. The just released 2004 Into the Dark (a blend of 84% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah, and 1% Viognier, primarily from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard) is a knock-out effort. Its inky/blue/purple color is followed by a big, sweet nose of black currants, black cherries, chocolate, spice box, and some toasty oak in the background. Voluptuously-textured and full-bodied with abundant glycerin and fruit hiding the wine’s considerable underlying structure, this is a majestic Grenache that should hit its peak in 2-3 years, and last for 12-15.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 08/07 4 bottles $1,000-1,500 Manfred Krankl is crafting wines of uncommon concentration and richness, these are among the most collectable of all Californian wines produced. –CM 188. Sine Qua Non Just For The Love Of It Red Wine 2002 Central Coast “A dead-ringer (at least aromatically) for Guigal’s single vineyard Cote Rotie La Mouline, the 2002 Just For The Love of It is the greatest California Syrah I have yet tasted. A one-thousand case blend of 96% Syrah, 2% Grenache, and 2% Viognier, it is nearly equal parts Alban, Bien Nacido, and Stolpman fruit with a small amount from both Shadow Canyon and White Hawk. It boasts a provocative perfume of creme de cassis, toast, blackberries, licorice, barbecue spice, and exotic floral scents. Extremely full-bodied, with fabulous intensity, great purity, awesome length, and a finish that lasts over a minute, this classic is a must purchase.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 08/04 8 bottles $3,000-4,000 189. Sine Qua Non Li’l E Grenache 2003 Central Coast R. Parker, 96 pts. 08/06 2 bottles $750-1,100 190. Sine Qua Non Ode to E Syrah 2004 California 4 bottles $1,200-1,800 191. Sine Qua Non Omega Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003 Oregon 4 bottles $900-1,300


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192. Sine Qua Non Over & Out Pinot Noir 2005 Central Coast R. Parker, 94 pts. 08/07 4 bottles $900-1,300 193. Sine Qua Non Papa Syrah 2003 California R. Parker, 98 pts. 08/06 7 bottles $1,500-2,200 194. Sine Qua Non Raven #1 Grenache 2006 California “The 2006 Raven Series Grenache (a blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah with 25% whole clusters used) comes largely from the 11 Confessions Vineyard with a tiny dollop of Bien Nacido Syrah added to the blend. Having spent 21 months in barrel, it is a prodigious effort, but is not quite at the level of the brilliant Naked Truth. Meaty, bouquet garni, licorice, and pepper notes as well as loads of black cherry and blackberry fruit are present in this beauty. Silky tannins along with good structure, density, and firmness suggest another year or two of aging will be beneficial. It should evolve for 10-15+ years.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 08/09 3 bottles $600-900 195. Sine Qua Non Raven #3 Syrah 2006 California 1 bottle $200-300 196. Sine Qua Non Raven #4 Syrah 2006 California 3 bottles $650-850 197. Sine Qua Non Raven #5 Syrah 2006 California 3 bottles $750-1,100 198. Sine Qua Non Raven #6 and #7 Grenache 2006 California 2 bottles $450-650 199. Sine Qua Non Raven #9 Grenache 2006 California 2 bottles $300-500 200. Vulcan Reproduction Corkscrew, in original presentation box, corkscrew of brass, steel helix, ebony handle, “The Vulcan No. 107” engraved along sides. $200-300

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Luminous, highly desirable Bordeaux from the cellar of a Massachusetts Gentleman. Picked up by Skinner staff from professional climatecontrolled storage. 201. Chateau Brane Cantenac 1973 Margaux, 2eme Cru Classe u: one bottom neck, eight very top shoulder, three top shoulder, nick to one capsule 12 bottles $900-1,200 202. Chateau Brane Cantenac 1973 Margaux, 2eme Cru Classe u: nine very top shoulder or better, three top shoulder, slight label wrinkling, two labels wrinkling 12 bottles $900-1,300 203. Chateau Brane Cantenac 1973 Margaux, 2eme Cru Classe u: nine very top shoulder or better, three top shoulder, slight label wrinkling, one tear to capsule 12 bottles $900-1,300 204. Chateau Brane Cantenac 1973 Margaux, 2eme Cru Classe u: seven very top shoulder or better, four top shoulder, one high shoulder, slight label wrinkling 12 bottles $900-1,300 205. Chateau Cheval Blanc 1964 St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe (A) u: five very top shoulder, six top shoulder, one high shoulder, light glue striping, four possible seepage R. Parker, 95 pts. 10/94 12 bottles $7,000-10,000 205A. Chateau Cheval Blanc 1964 St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe (A) u: one top shoulder, one high shoulder, light glue striping, one with possible seepage R. Parker, 95 pts. 10/94 2 bottles $800-1,200 206. Chateau Cos d’Estournel 1947 St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe u: top shoulder, loss to capsule, bin soil 1 bottle $200-300 207. Chateau Cos d’Estournel 1953 St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe u: three possible seepage 6 bottles $1,200-1,800


208. Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1973 St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe u: all very top shoulder or better 7 bottles $700-1,000

216. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1949 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: both very top shoulder, some tissue adhesion and label staining 2 bottles $1,400-2,000

209. Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1973 St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe u: all very top shoulder or better 12 bottles $1,200-1,800

217. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1962 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: three high shoulder or better, one mid shoulder, bin soil 4 bottles $450-650

210. Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1973 St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe u: all very top shoulder or better 12 bottles $1,200-1,800

218. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1966 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: four very top shoulder, one top shoulder, one mid shoulder 6 bottles $1,600-2,400

211. Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1973 St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe u: all very top shoulder or better, one with possible seepage 12 bottles $1,200-1,800 212. Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1973 St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe u: seven bottom neck, four very top shoulder, one high shoulder 12 bottles $1,200-1,800 213. Chateau Haut Brion 1964 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe u: six 4.5cm or better, four 5.5 or better, four with possible seepage 10 bottles $1,600-2,400 214. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1953 Pessac Leognan, Cru Classe u: seven high shoulder or better 7 bottles $3,000-4,500 215. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1955 Pessac Leognan, Cru Classe u: six very top shoulder or better, five high shoulder or better, one mid shoulder, loss to one capsule, some capsule corrosion “Even allowing for the greatness of Haut-Brion and Mouton-Rothschild, the 1955 La Mission is the “wine of the vintage.” It possesses a sweet, cedary, clove, smoke, and black-raspberry-scented nose, and rich, fullbodied, remarkably harmonious flavors that ooze with ripe fruit, glycerin, and heady alcohol. The tannin has totally melted away, and the wine reveals considerable rust at the edge, so it is unlikely that the 1955 will improve with further cellaring. There is no indication of any fragility or decline, so this wine can be safely drunk for 10-15 more years. It is an amazing, complex, superbly well-balanced La Mission-Haut-Brion!” R. Parker, 100 pts. 10/94 12 bottles $12,000-18,000

219. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1967 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all very top shoulder 3 bottles $225-325 220. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1970 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: nine very top shoulder or better, five top shoulder, some label wrinkling, bin soil, one with possible seepage 14 bottles $11,000-16,000 221. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all bottom neck or better, some tissue adhesion, some light capsule corrosion, light bin soil “This is a denser version of the 1990 that stylistically reminds me of what the young 1959 probably tasted like. Still backward with a deep ruby/plum color revealing only a touch of lightening at the edge, the wine offers up an extraordinary nose of caramelized herbs, smoke, cedar, pen ink, black currants, and earth. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, plump, rich, fleshy wine with low acidity. With 6-8 hours decanting in a closed decanter, it will offer beautiful drinking, but it needs another 5-8 years to reach full maturity. It is capable of lasting 50-60 years. This classic Lafite is not as fat and concentrated as the 1982 Latour, nor as complex or concentrated as the 1982 Mouton Rothschild, but it is a winner all the same.” R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09 12 bottles $40,000-60,000 222. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all bottom neck or better, some tissue adhesion, some light capsule corrosion, light bin soil R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09 12 bottles $40,000-60,000

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223. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all bottom neck or better, some tissue adhesion, some light capsule corrosion, light bin soil R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09 12 bottles $40,000-60,000 224. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: six bottom neck or better, six very top shoulder, some tissue adhesion, light bin soil R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09 12 bottles $40,000-60,000 225. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: very top shoulder or better, some tissue adhesion, some light capsule corrosion, light bin soil R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09 12 bottles $40,000-60,000 226. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: very top shoulder or better, some tissue adhesion, one with capsule corrosion, light bin soil R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09 12 bottles $40,000-60,000 227. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: very top shoulder or better, some tissue adhesion, some light capsule corrosion, light bin soil R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09 12 bottles $40,000-60,000 228. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all very top shoulder or better, some tissue adhesion, some light capsule corrosion, light bin soil R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09 12 bottles $40,000-60,000 229. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: very top shoulder or better, some tissue adhesion, one with possible seepage, light capsule corrosion, light bin soil R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09 12 bottles $40,000-60,000 230. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all very top shoulder or better, some tissue adhesion, one label tear, one with possible seepage, light bin soil R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09 12 bottles $40,000-60,000

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231. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all very top shoulder or better, some tissue adhesion R. Parker, 97+ pts. 06/09 12 bottles $40,000-60,000 232. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1989 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all bottom neck or better JS for Wine Spectator, 93 pts. 2010 12 bottles (owc) $7,000-10,000 233. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1989 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all bottom neck or better JS for Wine Spectator, 93 pts. 2010 12 bottles $7,000-10,000 234. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1989 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: ten into neck, one bottom neck, one very top shoulder, one with slight tissue adhesion 12 bottles $7,000-10,000 235. Chateau Latour 1964 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: both top shoulder, light label staining 2 bottles $400-600 236. Chateau Latour 1966 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: high shoulder “The wine of the vintage, the 1966 Latour is a classic, old style Bordeaux that has required decades to become drinkable. A dark, opaque garnet color is followed by a fabulous nose of cedar, sweet leather, black fruits, prunes, and roasted walnuts, refreshing underlying acidity, sweet but noticeable tannin, and a spicy finish. This powerful, vigorous, immensely impressive, concentrated Latour has reached its plateau of maturity, where it will remain for another 10-20 years.� R. Parker, 96 pts. 06/00 1 bottle $300-450 237. Chateau La Tour Carnet 1959 Haut Medoc, 4eme Cru Classe u: top high, wax chipping to capsule 1 jeroboam $600-900 238. Chateau Lynch Bages 1985 Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe u: eight into neck, four bottom neck JS for Wine Spectator, 95 pts. 2007 12 bottles $7,500-11,000


239. Chateau Lynch Bages 1985 Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe JS for Wine Spectator, 95 pts. 2007 1 bottle $750-1,100

247. Chateau Margaux 1970 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: four very top shoulder, six top shoulder, and two high shoulder, light label staining, and one with possible seepage 12 bottles $900-1,200

240. Chateau Margaux 1953 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: one high shoulder, two mid shoulder, one low-mid shoulder, one label missing, one unaffixed, corrosion and loss to two capsules R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/94 4 bottles $2,400-3,600

248. Chateau Margaux 1970 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: three very top shoulder, five top shoulder, one top-mid shoulder, some label spotting, and capsule corrosion 9 bottles $800-1,200

241. Chateau Margaux 1961 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: two very top shoulder, one top, one top-high shoulder, light label staining and some wrinkling and small tears 4 bottles $2,200-3,200 242. Chateau Margaux 1961 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: both top shoulder, label fading 2 demi bottles $400-600 243. Chateau Margaux 1964 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: one very top, one top, one high and one top high shoulder, label staining and fading, some capsule nicking 4 bottles $300-450 244. Chateau Margaux 1964 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: one very top shoulder, one top shoulder, some tissue adhesion and staining 2 demi bottles $75-125 245. Chateau Margaux 1966 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: three very top, two top and three high shoulder, some label staining 8 bottles $700-1,100 246. Chateau Margaux 1967 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: one very top and one top shoulder, some label staining 2 bottles $125-175

249. Chateau Margaux 1971 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: one bottom neck, three very top shoulder, six top shoulder, two high shoulder 12 bottles $750-1,100 250. Chateau Margaux 1971 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: six very top shoulder, four top shoulder, two high shoulder, one label tear, one capsule corrosion 12 bottles $700-1,100 251. Chateau Margaux 1971 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: five very top shoulder, five top shoulder, two high shoulder, some capsule corrosion, one possible seepage 12 bottles $600-900 252. Chateau Margaux 1971 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: ten top shoulder or better, two high shoulder, capsule corrosion 12 bottles $600-900 253. Chateau Margaux 1982 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: four into neck, one bottom neck, seven very top shoulder “Consistently scoring between 98-100, the superb 1982 Margaux may be slightly bigger, bolder, and more masculine than vintages produced over the last 15-20 years. Its dark plum/purple color is followed by notes of melted tar intermixed with sweet cassis and floral underpinnings. Very full-bodied and dense for a Chateau Margaux, with a slight rusticity to the tannins, it boasts blockbuster power, richness, and impressive aromatics.� R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/09 12 bottles $7,000-11,000

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254. Chateau Margaux 1982 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: one into neck, one bottom neck, nine very top shoulder, one slight capsule nick, two possible seepage R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/09 12 bottles $6,000-9,000

255. Chateau Margaux 1982 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: two into neck, four very top shoulder, two possible seepage, one slightly protruding cork R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/09 6 bottles $2,800-3,600

256. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1945 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: one very top, one high, one mid and one low-mid shoulder, labels partially missing, bin soil and staining to all R. Parker, 100 pts. 1/98 4 bottles $16,000-24,000 257. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1955 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: one top and three high shoulder, corks may be slightly depressed, light capsule corrosion PM for Wine Spectator, 95 pts. 5/15/91 4 bottles $2,000-3,000 1961 is perhaps the last great example of “old” school Bordeaux. Nearing fifty, across the board these wines show tremendous depth and richness. They differ greatly from their brethren from 1982, which marked a clear departure into “modern-era” winemaking. –PhM 258. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1961 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: seven very top shoulder, one top shoulder, two high shoulder, one high-mid shoulder, one with possible seepage R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/94 12 bottles $10,000-15,000 259. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1961 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: two very top shoulder, two top shoulder, two high shoulder, four high-mid shoulder, three mid shoulder, possible seepage to four R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/94 12 bottles $7,000-10,000 259A. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1961 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: five top-high shoulder, one high shoulder R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/94 6 bottles $9,000-12,000

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260. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1964 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: three top shoulder, three high shoulder, two high-mid shoulder, two with possible seepage, capsule nicks and corrosion 8 bottles $800-1,200 261. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1966 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: three high shoulder, one mid shoulder, slight label staining, capsule nicks and some corrosion 4 bottles $800-1,200 262. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1967 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: two very top shoulder, one top shoulder, one high shoulder some label spotting and bin wear 4 bottles $400-600 263. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1970 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: one very top, one top, and one high-mid shoulder, one with possible seepage 3 bottles $400-600 264. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all into neck “This wine remains one of the legends of Bordeaux. It has thrown off the backward, youthful style that existed during its first 25 years of life, and over the last 4-5 years has developed such secondary nuances as cedar and spice box. The creme de cassis, underlying floral note, full-bodied power, extraordinary purity, multilayered texture, and finish of over a minute are a showcase for what this Chateau accomplished in 1982. The wine is still amazingly youthful, vibrant, and pure. It appears capable of remaining fruity and vibrant in 2082! Thank God it is beginning to budge, as I would like to drink most of my supply before I kick the bucket. This is a great, still youthful wine, and, on occasion, one does understand the hierarchy of Bordeaux chateaux when you see the complexity and brilliance of this first-growth.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 12 bottles $12,000-18,000 265. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all bottom neck or better, light label staining R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 12 bottles $12,000-18,000


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266. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all bottom neck or better, some label staining R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 12 bottles $12,000-18,000 267. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: bottom neck or better, slight label staining R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 12 bottles $12,000-18,000 268. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all bottom neck or better, slight label staining and spotting R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 12 bottles $12,000-18,000 269. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: seven bottom neck or better, five very top shoulder, light label staining R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 12 bottles $12,000-18,000 270. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: six very top shoulder or better, one top shoulder R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 7 bottles $7,000-10,000 271. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1989 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all bottom neck or better JS for Wine Spectator, 96 pts. 2010 12 bottles (owc) $3,500-5,000 272. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1989 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: eight into neck, one bottom neck, three very top shoulder JS for Wine Spectator, 96 pts. 2010 12 bottles $3,000-4,500 273. Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1973 Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe u: six very top shoulder, six top shoulder 12 bottles $900-1,300

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274. Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1973 Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe u: seven very top shoulder, two top shoulder, three high shoulder 12 bottles $800-1,200 275. Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1973 Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe u: six very top shoulder, three top shoulder, some capsule nicking 9 bottles $700-1,000 276. Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1973 Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe u: nine very top shoulder, two top shoulder, one high shoulder, slight label wrinkling to two 12 bottles $900-1,300 277. Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1973 Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe u: three very top shoulder, seven top shoulder, two high shoulder, one with slight label wrinkling 12 bottles $750-1,000 278. Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1973 Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe u: five very top shoulder, six top shoulder, one mid shoulder 12 bottles $750-1,000 279. Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1973 Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe u: five very top shoulder, four top shoulder, one high shoulder, one mid shoulder 12 bottles $800-1,200 280. Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1973 Pauillac, 2eme Cru Classe u: eight very top shoulder, three top shoulder, one top high shoulder 12 bottles $900-1,300

Sauternes 281. Chateau La Tour Blanche 1949 u: eight very top shoulder or better, one top shoulder, two show signs of possible seepage 8 bottles $1,600-2,200 282. Chateau La Tour Blanche 1955 u: all very top shoulder or better, glorious light amber color 5 bottles $5,000-7,500


283. A. Boutron, Aloxe Corton 1982 Cote de Nuits u: fourteen 2cm or better, light bin soil and light label staining 14 bottles $250-350

Champagne 284. Dom Perignon Cuvee Dom Perignon 1982 5 bottles $1,000-1,500 285. Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne 1988 1 jeroboam $400-500 286. Bodejas Manuel Coribio Amontillado Very Fine Sherry some labels with wine staining and abrasion, one capsule top removed, half of cork scored 15 bottles $400-600 287. Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon 1985 Napa u: bottom neck 1 magnum $75-125 288. Dunn Vineyard Artists Series Cabernet Sauvignon 1984 Napa u: both very top shoulder, one with signs of possible seepage Bt Nos. 154/500, 149/500 2 magnums $600-800 289. Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1979 Napa u: all into neck 3 magnums $500-700 Burgundian and Italian gems from the climate-controlled Massachusetts Cellar of a true collector.

Sauternes 290. Chateau Coutet Cuvee Madame 1995 6 bottles $100-150 291. Groffier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2004 Cote de Nuits 12 bottles (oc) $900-1,300

292. Groffier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits “I was frankly shocked to find that the aromatic profile here was even more elegant and arguably finer than that of the Amoureuses with its bright red and blue pinot fruit, minerals and spice notes, particularly anise that complement to perfection the sleek, taut, brooding and focused flavors that explode on the hugely long and deep finish. This is an impressive wine that has that ‘wow’ factor.” Burghound, 94 pts. 01/08 12 bottles (oc) $1,500-2,200 293. Groffier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2006 Cote de Nuits 12 bottles $1,400-2,000 294. Groffier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2006 Cote de Nuits 11 bottles $1,300-1,900 295. Groffier Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru les Amoureuses 2005 Cote de Nuits Burghound, 93 pts. 01/08 12 bottles $2,000-3,000 296. Dom. G. Mugnuret Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru les Feusselottes 2005 Cote de Nuits 3 bottles $225-300 297. Dom. G. Mugnuret Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2006 Cote de Nuits “This is perhaps the ripest wine in the range with an unusually elegant mélange of oak trimmed red and blue pinot fruit aromas nuanced by hints of violets and the expected pungent earth that is also picked up by the rich and particularly full flavors that possess a natural sweetness, which serves to buffer the classic youthful finishing austerity of a fine Clos de Vougeot. This is really lovely and built to age.” Burghound, 94 pts. 01/09 3 bottles $225-325 298. Dom. G. Mugnuret Grand Cru Ruchottes Chambertin 2006 Cote de Nuits 4 bottles $400-600 299. Dom. G. Mugneret Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru 2007 Cote de Nuits Burghound, 92-94 pts. 01/09 2 bottles $275-350

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300. Dom. Mugneret Gibourg Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2007 Cote de Nuits “A completely different nose that is much earthier and more deeply pitched with pretty crushed red raspberry, black cherry and dark berries that precede rich, full, intense and broad-shouldered flavors that possess excellent volume and intensity on the sappy, serious and long finish. This is less youthfully austere than usual and has arguably the best material of any wine in the range in 2007.” Burghound, 92 pts. 01/10 3 bottles $375-550

307. Dom. de Vogue Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2007 Cote de Nuits “A surprisingly expressive nose displays a broad panoply of ripe floral and fruit aromas that include red raspberry, cherry, plum, violet and rose surrounded by warm soil tones that can also be found on the powerful and tautly muscled large scaled flavors blessed with ample underlying reserves of dry extract that render the relatively refined tannins invisible at present on the explosive and exceptionally deep finish where notes of citrus and floral resurface. A seriously impressive wine of Zen-like harmony and poise.” Burghound, 93 pts. 01/10 12 bottles (oc) $1,500-2,200

301. Dom. Mugnuret Gibourg Echezeaux Grand Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits “A highly spiced yet slightly austere and reticent nose features a complex mixture of black and blue berry fruit aromas with lovely violet hints that introduce precise, pure and gorgeously intense full-bodied flavors that deliver serious punch and drive. This is a very serious Echézeaux with power, concentration and outstanding depth of material plus huge length. In a word, terrific.” Burghound, 94 pts. 01/08 2 bottles $150-200

308. Dom. de Vogue Chambolle Musigny 1991 Cote de Nuits 12 bottles (oc) $3,000-4,500

302. Dom. Mugnuret Gibourg Echezeaux Grand Cru 2006 Cote de Nuits 9 bottles $550-850

310. Dom. de Vogue Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru 1996 Cote de Nuits 12 bottles (oc) $1,200-1,800

303. Dom. Mugneret Gibourg Echezeaux Grand Cru 2007 Cote de Nuits Burghound, 92 pts. 01/10 7 bottles $1,000-1,500

311. Dom. de Vogue Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru les Amoureuses 2006 Cote de Nuits 2 bottles $500-750

304. Dom. Mugneret Gibourg Vosne Romanee 2005 Cote de Nuits 6 bottles $125-175

305. Dom. de Vogue Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 1991 Cote de Nuits 6 bottles $1,000-1,500

306. Dom. de Vogue Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2006 Cote de Nuits Burghound, 94 pts. 01/09 6 bottles (oc) $750-1,000

309. Dom. de Vogue Chambolle Musigny 1991 Cote de Nuits 12 bottles $3,000-4,500

312. Dom. de Vogue Musigny Grand Cru 2006 Cote de Nuits 16 bottles (12 in oc) $4,000-6,000 313. Dom. de Vogue Musigny Grand Cru 2007 Cote de Nuits 12 bottles (oc) $2,400-3,600 314. Borgogno Barolo Riserva 1961 Piedmont 6 bottles $900-1,200 315. Giacomo Conterno Barolo 1999 Piedmont 12 bottles $900-1,300

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316. Giacomo Conterno Monfortino 1999 Piedmont 3 double magnums $3,600-4,800

317. Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Riserva 2000 Piedmont A. Galloni for R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/07 12 bottles (2 x oc) $2,000-3,000

318. Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Riserva 2000 Piedmont 12 bottles (2 x oc) $2,000-3,000

319. Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Riserva 2000 Piedmont 12 bottles (2 x oc) $2,000-3,000

320. Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Riserva 2000 Piedmont A. Galloni for R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/07 12 bottles (2 x oc) $2,500-3,500

321. Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Riserva 2000 Piedmont A. Galloni for R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/07 8 magnums $2,500-3,500

322. Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Riserva 2001 Piedmont “The 2001 Barolo Riserva Monfortino flows from the glass with stunning depth and purity. This seamless, elegant Barolo caresses the palate with incredible persistence as layers of aromas and flavors develop in the glass. Stylistically it is very much like the 2001 Cascina Francia, only with more intensity, depth and sheer volume. Monfortino has always had power to spare, but in 2001 it is also incredibly elegant, something that previous vintages have only acquired with significant bottle age. This is a towering, majestic Monfortino that will rightfully take its place among the very finest Monfortinos ever made.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/08 12 bottles (oc) $2,500-3,750 323. Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Riserva 2001 Piedmont A. Galloni for R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/08 12 bottles (oc) $2,500-3,750

324. Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Riserva 2001 Piedmont A. Galloni for R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/08 8 magnums $4,750-6,500 325. Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia Serralunga d’Alba 2001 Piedmont “Roberto Conterno continues this strong series with a Cascina Francia that is breathtaking for its elegance, poise and sheer beauty. Even better from bottle than it was from cask, the 2001 Barolo Cascina Francia displays a stunning nose of roses, spices and crushed raspberries with delicate layers of sweet dark red fruit, licorice and menthol flavors on a medium-bodied frame, closing with great freshness and fine, noble tannins. Several recent bottles suggest that this Barolo has put on some additional weight over the last few months. Despite its initially restrained impression there is plenty of structure and body underneath. It will be a fascinating wine to follow over the next several decades. One of the best Cascina Francias I have ever tasted, and among the very finest wines of this great vintage, it sets a new benchmark for the level of sublimeness and finesse that Nebbiolo can achieve. Highly recommended.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/06 12 bottles $800-1,200 326. Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia Serralunga d’Alba 2001 Piedmont A. Galloni for R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/06 10 bottles $650-850 327. Gaja Barbaresco 2005 Piedmont A. Galloni for R. Parker, 94 pts. 10/08 18 bottles (3 x owc) $1,200-1,800 328. Gaja Barbaresco 2005 Piedmont A. Galloni for R. Parker, 94 pts. 10/08 6 bottles (owc) $400-600 329. Gaja Barbaresco 2005 Piedmont A. Galloni for R. Parker, 94 pts. 10/08 2 magnums $300-450 330. Gaja Barbaresco 1996 Piedmont 12 bottles (2 x owc) $1,200-1,800 331. Gaja Barbaresco 1996 Piedmont 12 bottles (2 x owc) $1,200-1,800

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332. Gaja Barbaresco 1997 Piedmont R. Parker, 94 pts. 06/01 12 bottles (2 x owc) $1,400-2,000

333. Gaja Barbaresco 1997 Piedmont R. Parker, 94 pts. 06/01 12 bottles (2 x owc) $1,400-2,000

334. Gaja Barbaresco 2001 Piedmont 9 bottles (6 in owc) $650-950

335. Gaja Sori San Lorenzo 1996 Piedmont R. Parker, 96 pts. 08/00 6 bottles (owc) $900-1,300

336. Gaja Costa Russi 2004 Piedmont “The 2004 Costa Russi is irresistibly sexy and opulent. As is typically the case, the wine is more overtly fruit-driven, with a round, supple personality. Sweet, long and richly-textured, it is just plain awesome in its display of generous, vibrant fruit, tar, smoke, minerals and herbs. It is the finest Costa Russi yet.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 95 pts. 10/07 12 bottles (2 x owc) $1,500-2,200 337. Gaja Sori Tildin 2004 Piedmont “Gaja’s 2004 Sori Tildin floats on the palate. It is the most nuanced of these single-vineyard offerings, with gorgeous notes of tar, smoke, roses, violets, sweet toasted oak and earthiness that emerge from the glass in a counterpoint of sublime elegance and stunning purity. It possesses superb length and elegant, silky tannins to round out the finish. This extraordinary Sori Tildin will require at least a few years of bottle age, but it is destined to be one of the vintage’s legendary wines.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/07 12 bottles (2 x owc) $1,800-2,400 338. Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefeno 2004 Piedmont 12 bottles (owc) $1,200-1,800

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339. Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja 2004 Piedmont “The 2004 Barbaresco Rabaja is off the charts. It boasts phenomenal richness and complexity in its dark, brooding aromatics and powerful structure, with suggestions of roses, tar, menthol, coffee beans and baking spices that emerge from the glass in an endless display of elegance married to sheer force. Although the Rabaja will be released as a white label non-Riserva, it is very close to Riserva-level quality. From barrel it revealed just a little less length than the Asili, It will be interesting to see how the Asili and Rabaja develop in bottle. I would not be surprised to see the Rabaja merit a higher score in another year or two. This magnificent wine will especially appeal to readers who enjoy a structured style of Barbaresco.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/07 12 bottles (owc) $1,200-1,800 340. Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva 2001 Piedmont A. Galloni for R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/06 12 bottles (owc) $700-1,000 341. Bruno Giacosa Barolo le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga 2001 Piedmont 6 magnums $2,500-3,500 342. Bruno Giacosa Barolo le Rocche di Serralunga 2001 Piedmont 1 double magnum $900-1,300 343. Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2004 Piedmont “Giacosa’s 2004 Barolo Falletto is so compelling it will be hard not to drink it in its youth. This gorgeous Barolo reveals a deeply structured frame layered with sweet dark fruit, mint, spice and pine. At once delicate and powerful, it is a beautifully finessed wine that is sure to provide much pleasure. A recent bottle of the 1982 is a testament to the virtues of this great site as interpreted by Bruno Giacosa.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 96 pts. 12/07 12 bottles (owc) $1,200-1,800 344. Produttori del Barbaresco 2001 Piedmont 1 double magnum $100-200 345. Rinaldi Barolo 2001 Piedmont 1 double magnum $300-450


346. Cerbaiona Brunello di Montalcino 2004 Tuscany 6 bottles (oc) $400-600 347. Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Sugarille B & M 2001 Tuscany “The 2001 Brunellos show the pedigree of the superior vintage. Gaja’s 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille is the more potent of the Brunellos. It displays a darker color along with notes of tar, smoke, spices, toasted oak and dark fruit on a full-bodied frame with terrific expansiveness and length on the palate. A lingering note of licorice frames the finish of this beautiful, deeply expressive Brunello.” A. Galloni for R, Parker, 94 pts. 12/06 6 bottles (owc) $350-500 348. Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 2006 Tuscany A. Galloni for R. Parker, 96 pts. 08/09 12 bottles $500-700 349. Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2001 Tuscany A. Galloni for R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/07 6 bottles (oc) $900-1,300 350. Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2002 Tuscany A. Galloni for R. Parker, 96+ pts. 04/10 6 bottles (oc) $900-1,300 Selections from the cellar of a South Shore collector. Stored in climatecontrolled storage, picked up by Skinner staff. 351. Chateau Gruaud Larose 1981 (6 bts) 1983 (6 bts) St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe u: very top shoulder or better, label fading and scuffing 12 bottles $400-600 352. Chateau La Lagune 1983 Haut Medoc u: four very top shoulder or better, five top shoulder, three high shoulder, label wrinkling and some staining, case wear 12 bottles (owc) $200-300

353. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1987 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all into neck 6 bottles $2,800-4,000 354. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1992 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 11 bottles $5,500-7,500 355. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1998 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe “A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, this wine represents only 34% of Lafite’s total harvest. In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, it has been spectacular since birth, putting on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-colored 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smoky, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite’s character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably balanced and long (50+ seconds).” R. Parker, 98 pts. 04/01 12 bottles $10,000-15,000 356. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1981 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: eleven very top shoulder or better one top shoulder 12 bottles (owc) $2,100-3,100

Sauternes 357. Chateau Rieussec 1981 12 bottles (owc) $500-700 358. Chateau Rieussec 1986 some label spotting 12 bottles (owc) $500-700 359. Castagna Genesis Shiraz 2000 Victoria 6 bottles $250-350

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360. Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino 1997 Tuscany 4 bottles $300-450 361. Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 1997 Tuscany 6 bottles $450-650 362. Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard 1981 Napa u: bottom neck 1 magnum $75-125 363. Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard 1984 Napa 12 bottles $1,200-1,800 364. Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard 1985 Napa R. Parker, 94 pts. 04/95 2 bottles $300-450 365. Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard 1997 Napa 1 bottle $70-100 366. Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard 1980 (6 bts) 1982 (5 bts) 1983 (3 bts) Napa 14 bottles $500-700 367. Robert Mondavi Reserve 1976 Napa u: bottom neck or better 6 bottles $250-350 368. Jos. Phelps Eisele Vineyard 1982 Napa 6 bottles $300-450

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369. Silver Oak Cellars 1982 Napa u: all bottom neck or better 4 bottles $300-400 370. Woodward Canyon Charbonneau 1989 Columbia Valley u: all very top shoulder or better 12 bottles $600-900 371. Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines 1999 Columbia Valley 1 magnum $125-175 Selections from a lifetime of collecting, from a thoughtfully acquired cellar on the North Shore. Stored in ideal conditions, picked up by Skinner staff. 372. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1961 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: top shoulder, slight nick to capsule 94 pts. Wine Spectator, issue: 04/30/96 (no reviewer specified) 1 magnum $2,000-3,000 373. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1947 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: one high shoulder, one mid, one low mid “I have never had anything but extraordinary, decadent, fabulously rich, concentrated bottles of the 1947 Mouton-Rothschild. The exotic, ostentatious bouquet of ginger, mint, coffee, cedar, and gobs of cassis fruit is followed by a syrupy, viscously-textured, thick, juicy Mouton that is bursting with fruit. Although drinkable since I first tasted it over a decade ago, it exhibits no signs of fruit loss or color deterioration. It is one of the most exotic and opulent Mouton-Rothschilds I have ever tasted.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 01/98 3 bottles $7,000-10,000 374. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1953 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: high shoulder, bin soil R. Parker, 95 pts. 10/94 1 bottle $1,000-1,500 375. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1961 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: top shoulder, bin soil R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/94 1 magnum $2,500-3,500


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376. Chateau Petrus 1970 Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel u: top shoulder “The 1970 Petrus has developed magnificently over the last 4-5 years. Tight and reserved early in life, it has blossomed into a true blockbuster. This massive, highly-extracted, full-bodied, jammy, thick, unctuouslytextured wine possesses a huge, spice, tobacco, black-cherry, mochascented nose. It is a real turn-on. The wine is fully mature, but it has at least 20 years of life remaining. A spectacular Petrus, it is now superior to the 1971, which out-performed it for nearly two decades. Owners of this wine have a true nectar in their cellars.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 01/98 1 bottle $1,200-1,800

There is no separating Rioja from its wine it hums as a region built with knowledge gained from ancestral successes. Slopes of all angles, heights, and soils are dedicated to the vine. Old stone wineries now stand beside modern architectural marvels. All are eager to continue the pace. –LC 383. Lopez de Heredia White Vina Tondonia 1966 Rioja u: seven very top shoulder, two high shoulder, capsule corrosion, label deterioration, bin soil “A wine of startling gravitas and depth, with a graceful tension between its ethereal delicacy and evolving maturity.” –MK 12 bottles $1,000-1,500

Sauternes 377. Chateau d’Yquem 1945 Premier Cru Classe u: one very top shoulder, one top shoulder, one label torn completely and one part unaffixed, other label completely unaffixed, heavy bin soil, but, most importantly - gorgeous mid-amber hue PM for Wine Spectator, 95 pts. 05/15/99 2 bottles $2,500-3,500

384. Lopez de Heredia White Vina Tondonia 1966 Rioja u: five very top shoulder, four top shoulder, three high shoulder, some vintages obscured, label deterioration, bin soil 12 bottles $1,000-1,500

378. Chateau d’Yquem 1949 Premier Cru Classe u: very top shoulder, heavy bin soil and heavy label fading, glorious wildflower honey color PM for Wine Spectator, 94 pts. 05/15/99 1 bottle $1,500-2,000

385. Lopez de Heredia White Vina Tondonia 1966 Rioja u: four very top shoulder, six top shoulder, two high shoulder, label deterioration, bin soil 12 bottles $1,000-1,500

379. Bouchard Grand Cru Le Corton 1959 Cote de Beaune u: 7cm, bin soil 1 magnum $600-900

386. Lopez de Heredia White Vina Tondonia 1966 Rioja u: six very top shoulder, six top shoulder, label deterioration, bin soil 12 bottles $1,000-1,500

380. Dom. de la Romanee Grand Cru Conti Montrachet 1989 Cote de Nuits u: 1cm Bt. No. 01504 Burghound, 95 pts. 10/28/07 1 bottle $3,500-4,500

387. Lopez de Heredia White Vina Tondonia 1966 Rioja u: nine very top shoulder, two top shoulder, one high shoulder, label deterioration, bin soil 12 bottles $1,000-1,500

381. Th. Freres Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Richmones 1969 Cote de Nuits u: two 2.3cm, two 3cm, five 3.5cm, one 4cm, one 5.5cm 11 bottles $500-750

388. Lopez de Heredia White Vina Tondonia 1966 Rioja u: six very top shoulder, four top shoulder, two high shoulder, label deterioration, bin soil 12 bottles $1,000-1,500

382. G. Noellat Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Boudots 1961 Cote de Nuits u: 6.5cm, capsule corrosion, bin soil 1 bottle $300-400

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389. Borges Madeira 1945 1 bottle $450-650 390. Monnets Extra Reserve Fine Reserve Cognac 1848 1 bottle $1,000-2,000 From an Extraordinary Cellar, here, showcasing some of the finest wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone, Piedmont, Jumilla, Toro, and the New World. Maintained in climate-controlled facilities and picked up by Skinner staff. 391. Chateau Angelus 2000 St. Emilion “What can you say about Hubert de Bouard and Angelus? Each year they seem to turn out one great wine after another, and the 2000 showed its merit in two different tastings. A wine of great intensity, bluish/black, with a big, sweet kiss of graphite, crushed rocks, blueberry, spring floral garden and blackberry liqueur, unctuously textured as well as pure, dense, and stunningly rich, this full-bodied wine can be drunk now or cellared for another 25-30 years.” R. Parker, 97 pts. 06/10 6 bottles $1,500-2,000 392. Chateau Ausone 2000 St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe R. Parker, 98+ pts. 06/10 3 bottles $4,000-6,000 393. Chateau Ausone 2003 St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe “The 2003 Ausone is off the charts in terms of richness. While I gave a 3-digit score to the 2000, I think this profoundly concentrated wine may be even more sublime and exotic. Its inky/blue/purple color is followed by an extraordinary perfume of flowers, crushed rocks, sweet raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and God knows what else. The impression is one of extraordinary richness and purity, and a multilayered texture yet a surreal lightness as well as laser-like precision. This exquisite offering must be tasted to be believed. Incredibly young, it will undoubtedly close down over the next few years, re-emerging after 15-20 years. It should last for 70-100 years. It is a wine for anthology!” R. Parker, 100 pts. 04/06 3 bottles $3,000-4,500 394. Chateau Carruades de Lafite 2000 Pauillac u: bin soil 12 bottles (owc no lid) $4,250-6,250 395. Chateau Clerc Milon 2003 Pauillac, Grand Cru Classe 6 bottles $200-300

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396. Chateau Cos d’Estournel 2003 St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe “The prodigious, fantastic 2003 Cos d’Estournel is a candidate for “wine of the vintage.” A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon (unusually high for this chateau), 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, 17,500 cases were produced from low yields. An inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by a compelling perfume of black fruits, subtle smoke, pain grille, incense, and flowers. With extraordinary richness, full body, and remarkable freshness, elegance, and persistence, this is one of the finest wines ever made by this estate. The good news is that it will be drinkable at a young age yet evolve for three decades or more. Kudos to winemaker Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 04/06 12 bottles (owc) $2,000-3,000 397. Chateau Haut Brion 1989 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe u: 1cm “Haut-Brion has been the most consistent first-growth over the last decade, producing top-notch wines, even in such tough years as 1987, 1993, and 1994. The 1989 is one of a handful of truly profound wines from a vintage that tends to be overrated, save for the Pomerols, a few St.-Emilions, and some overachievers in the Medoc. However, 1989 was an extraordinary success for Jean Delmas, the administrator of Haut-Brion and La Mission-Haut-Brion. The prodigious 1989 Haut-Brion is one of the greatest first-growths I have ever tasted. It has always reminded me of what the 1959 must have tasted like in its youth, but it is even richer and more compelling aromatically. The wine exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color, as well as a sweet nose of jammy fruit, tobacco, spicy oak, minerals, and smoke. Fabulously concentrated, with huge levels of fruit, extract, and glycerin, this wine is nearly viscous because of its thickness and richness. Low acidity gives the wine even more appeal and adds to its precociousness. The wine has not budged in development since it was first bottled, although it has always provided thrilling drinking because of its voluptuous texture. It needs another 5-6 years of bottle age before it will begin to develop HautBrion’s fabulous fragrance. Expect it to hit its plateau of maturity around 2003-2005 and drink well for 15-25 years.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 02/97 1 bottle $1,000-1,500 398. Chateau Haut Brion 2000 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe “Its bigger sister, the 2000 Haut-Brion (a blend of 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc) showed incredibly at the tasting, and for me is one of the three or four most prodigious wines of the vintage. A compelling nose of roasted herbs, scorched earth, sweet blueberries, plums, black currants, and a hint of graphite is followed by a deep, layered, sumptuously textured, full-bodied HautBrion, but one with extraordinary complexity. This wine seems more evolved and approachable than I had expected it to be at age 10. My window of maturity seven years ago was 2012-2040, but I would change that to 2010-2050.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 06/10 6 bottles $3,500-5,000 399. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2000 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 98+ pts. 06/10 6 bottles $12,000-18,000


400. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2003 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe “A modern day version of the 1959 Lafite, the 2003 Lafite Rothschild was bottled in mid-May, 2005 after achieving 12.9% natural alcohol – hardly an astonishing figure given the vintage’s weather conditions. A combination of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, it represents a ripe version of the essence of Lafite-Rothschild. Dense purple-colored, with classic notes of graphite intertwined with melted licorice, creme de cassis, smoke, and flowers, it reveals extraordinary richness, opulence, power, purity, intensity, and viscosity. Whether this wine will close down or not is questionable as it is somewhat atypical given its sweetness and softness. Analytically, there are extremely high tannins, which I suspect will assert themselves in the future. Production in 2003 was less than half of normal. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2050.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 04/06 6 bottles $7,000-10,000 401. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2006 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 97 pts. 02/09 6 bottles (owc) $5,000-7,000 402. Chateau Lafleur 2000 Pomerol “An utterly awesome wine, the only problem with the 2000 Lafleur is that I indicated its maturity window would be 2012-2040+. Based on two tastings of it, I would now argue 2020-2060+. Yes, it is that backward, but it has extraordinary potential. Dense ruby/purple to the rim, this fabulously concentrated wine has a sweet nose of kirsch liqueur intermixed with licorice and subtle floral notes as well as a hint of truffle in the background. It is stacked and packed on the attack, with a multi-dimensional mid-palate of unbelievable intensity of concentration and richness, yet at the same time all this power is allied to striking elegance, purity, and depth. This is great Bordeaux, a profound Lafleur, and in about ten years, much of its magic should begin to be unleashed. If you can find it, it is an extraordinary wine, and as expensive as it was a decade ago, it will look cheap compared to prices for more recent vintages.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/10 2 bottles $2,500-3,500 403. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1989 Pessac Leognan, Cru Classe u: into neck “I am certainly not going to argue with anyone who believes La MissionHaut-Brion’s 1989 is every bit as profound as the 1989 Haut-Brion. It is a spectacular wine, and as it ages in the bottle, it is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite La Mission-Haut-Brions, ranking alongside the 1982, 1975, 1961, 1959, and 1955. The 1989 boasts a dense, thick, purple color, followed by a sweet, roasted cassis, chocolateyscented nose with whiffs of tobacco, tar, and minerals. The wine is extremely full-bodied, unctuously-textured, sweet, jammy, and rich. Although it is still a youthful, unformed wine, it is already delicious to drink. It should develop additional bottle bouquet by the turn of the century, after which it will drink well for 15-20 years.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 02/97 1 bottle $700-1,000

404. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 2000 Pessac Leognan, Cru Classe “The 2000 La Mission Haut-Brion is certainly one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage. Its performance was off-the-charts in two separate tastings for this report. Deep blue/purple, with a nose of creme de cassis, floral scents, graphite, and subtle smoke, the wine is pure, deep, sumptuously textured, full-bodied, powerful (although certainly not at the power level of the amazing 2009). This wine certainly transcends its 13% natural alcohol and has the same level of concentration found in such great vintages of La Mission Haut-Brion as 1989, 1982, 1975, and of course, more recent efforts such as 2005, 2008, and 2009. Still young but beginning to display some secondary nuances, the wine has enormous layers of depth as well as an unctuous texture. Even though it is still quite youthful, I believe it will hit its prime in another 3-4 years and last 50 or more. It is certainly a wine that will likely jump dramatically in price once the price of the 2009 is released.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/10 12 bottles (owc) $6,000-9,000 405. Chateau Latour 2000 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/10 6 bottles $6,000-9,000 Leoville Las Cases (LLC) is a St. Julien in name only—not that there is anything wrong with that. This wine is generally quite well endowed and possessing dramatic depth.  LLC is quite a large property on the river side of the north-south road from the city of Bordeaux.  Leoville Barton and Leoville Poyferre were cleaved off at various times in history…further validation that this is a most special site (“terrior” in French). –PhM 406. Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2000 St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe R. Parker, 98+ pts 06/10 12 bottles $3,000-4,000 407. Chateau Margaux 1996 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: all into neck “The 1996 Chateau Margaux, which was bottled in September, 1998, is undoubtedly one of the great classics produced under the Mentzelopoulos regime. In many respects, it is the quintessential Chateau Margaux, as well as the paradigm for this estate, combining measured power, extraordinary elegance, and admirable complexity. I tasted the wine on three separate occasions in January, and in short, it’s a beauty! The color is opaque purple. The wine offers extraordinarily pure notes of blackberries, cassis, pain grille, and flowers, gorgeous sweetness, a seamless personality, and full body, with nothing out of place. The final blend (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) contains a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. It tastes complete and long, although backward. My instincts suggest this wine will shut down, but at present it is openknit, tasting like a recently bottled wine. The fruit is exceptionally sweet and pure, and there are layers of flavor in the mouth. I do believe this wine will develop an extraordinary perfume, and possess a high level of richness. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2040.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 04/99 3 bottles $1,800-2,400

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408. Chateau Margaux 2000 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe “Absolutely compelling in two tastings of this vintage, the 2000 Margaux is composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The extraordinary seductiveness, complex aromatics, and purity it exhibits lead me to believe it has reached its window of full maturity. Mediumbodied, with layers of concentration, stunning blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with spring flowers, a subtle dosage of new oak, and a distinctive personality that is elegant while at the same time powerful and substantial, this is a multi-dimensional wine that was extremely approachable and drinkable in both tastings I had of it. The color remains a healthy, even opaque bluish/purple, but there is no reason to hesitate to drink it. It should evolve for another 30-40 years, so there is no hurry either.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/10 6 bottles $5,500-7,500 409. Chateau Margaux 2003 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 99 pts. 04/06 12 bottles (owc) $6,000-9,000 410. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1986 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all bottom neck or better “Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection. Drink now to 2045+.” L. Perrotti-Brown for R. Parker, 100 pts. 03/09 3 bottles $2,100-3,000 411. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2006 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 98+ pts. 02/09 6 bottles (owc) $3,000-4,000 412. Chateau Pape Clement 2005 Pessac Leognan “Probably the greatest Pape-Clement ever made, the dense purplecolored 2005 (a blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon) exhibits sumptuous notes of smoky scorched earth, graphite, melted licorice, and blackberries. Once past the exquisite perfume, the wine reveals full body, extraordinary concentration, plenty of chocolate, smoke, cassis, and blackberry flavors, and that unmistakable volcanic ash-like earthiness that comes from this appellation. The tannins are slightly sweeter than those found in most northern Medocs, but this is still a backward, large-scaled effort that requires 7-8 years of cellaring. It should last for 30-35 years.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 04/08 6 bottles (oc) $750-1,100

413. Chateau Pavie 2000 St. Emilion “I tasted this wine twice during the 2000 horizontals, then I actually popped the cork and drank a half-bottle of it. This wine remains, for me, one of the compelling success stories for proprietor Gerard Perse. An extraordinary effort made from a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from the limestone soils that dominate this very distinctive terroir, the 2000 Pavie has moved out of the closed, dormant, broodingly backward stage into an adolescent period where one can see its extraordinary vibrancy, and great complexity as well as potential. It boasts an unctuous display of rich, cedar box-infused cassis fruit and liquid minerality. The tannins have sweetened, yet the wine has thirty years of longevity and potential evolution. A beautiful wine of great mass as well as elegance, it is good to see the extraordinary efforts that Gerard Perse and his team have made confirmed in this prodigious wine. A legend now...a legend for the future. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2060.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/10 12 bottles (owc no lid) $3,500-5,000 414. Chateau Pavie Decesse 2005 St. Emilion R. Parker, 96+ pts. 04/08 12 bottles (owc) $2,000-3,000 415. Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2000 Pauillac R. Parker, 96 pts. 06/10 6 bottles $900-1,200 416. Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2000 Margaux 12 bottles (owc) $1,200-1,800

Sauternes 417. Chateau Suduiraut 2001 “A prodigious effort, possibly the finest Suduiraut since 1959, the medium gold-colored 2001 offers notes of crème brûlée, caramelized citrus, Grand Marnier, honeysuckle, and other exotic fruits as well as a pleasant touch of oak. With terrific acidity, a voluptuous/unctuous palate, and sweet, powerful flavors buttressed by crisp acidity, it is a phenomenal Sauternes. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/04 24 demi bottles (owc - no lid) $1,100-1,600 418. Chateau Climens 2001 Barsac, 1er Cru “A prodigious offering, the 2001 Climens’ light medium bold color with a greenish hue is followed by ethereal aromas of tropical fruits (primarily pineapple), honeysuckle, and flowers. It is a medium-bodied wine of monumental richness, extraordinary precision/delineation, great purity, and moderate sweetness. The finish seemingly lasts forever. This monumental effort is the stuff of legends. Anticipated maturity: 20102040+.” R. Parker 100 pts. 06/04 3 bottles $500-700

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419. Dom. Pierre Amiot Clos St. Denis Grand Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits Burghound, 93 pts. 01/08 12 bottles (oc) $800-1,200 420. d’Angerville Volnay Champans 1er Cru 2005 Cote de Beaune “A raspberry liqueur nose with hints of spice and underbrush merges into fresh, ripe, round and sweet flavors of surpassing intensity and purity that tighten up in a flash to become tight and linear on the precise, even laser-like finish. There is a beautiful tension to this wine and while there is a serious tannic backbone, this seems supple on the mid-palate because the structure is so well buffered. This too will see its 25th birthday (and many more) in superb condition.” Burghound, (93-95 pts.) 04/07 12 bottles (oc) $950-1,400 421. d’Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs 1er Cru 2005 Cote de Beaune “The magnificently pure and airy essence of red pinot fruit is reserved and cool with its classy, sweet and vibrant flavors that are also linear and filled with an underlying tension, culminating in a fine, long and utterly harmonious finish that seems to go on and on. This is truly Zenlike in its harmony of expression. The ‘05 Ducster is destined to take its place alongside the greatest vintages of the past and while the words “best ever” are presumptuous in a wine with such a distinguished history, the mere fact that it has the potential to be among the very best is praise enough.” Burghound, (94-97) pts. 04/07 6 bottles $950-1,400 422. Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux Monopole 2005 Cote de Beaune D. Schildknecht for R. Parker, (94-96) pts. 04/07 6 bottles (owc) $700-1,000 423. Bouchard Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2004 Cote de Beaune 2 magnums $300-500 424. Bouchard Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits Burghound, 93-96 pts. 04/07 12 bottles (owc) $1,200-1,800 425. Bouchard Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot 1er Cru 2005 Cote de Beaune “Well integrated wood sets off the violet and blackberry suffused nose that is both elegant and exceptionally pure, complementing the detailed, minerally and balanced flavors that are supple, sweet and intense, all wrapped in a wonderfully concentrated and hugely long finish. This has that ‘wow’ factor as it positively explodes in the mouth with a palate coating texture.” Burghound, 94 pts. 04/07 6 bottles $400-600

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426. Sylvain Cathiard Vosne Romanee Aux Malconsorts 1er Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits 3 bottles $550-850 427. Dom. Chandon de Briailles Corton Bressandes Grand Cru 2005 Cote de Beaune 6 bottles $300-450 428. Dom. Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Les Vaucrains 1er Cru 2005 Nuits St. Georges Burghound, (91-94) pts. 01/07 6 bottles $450-650 429. Guffens Heynen Macon Pierreclos 2002 Le Chavigne (6 bts) Tri de Chavigne (6 bts) Macon Villages 12 bottles $325-500 430. Guffens Heynen Macon Pierreclos En Crazy 2005 Maconnais 6 bottles $150-250 431. Guffens Heynen Pouilly Fuisse 2005 Maconnais 6 bottles $250-350 432. Alain Hudelot Noellat Richebourg 2005 Cote de Nuits 3 bottles $1,500-2,000 433. Louis Jadot Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2002 Cote de Beaune Burghound, 93 pts. 07/04 6 bottles (owc) $550-850 434. Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits 6 bottles (owc) $500-750


435. Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques 1er Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits Burghound, (92-95) pts. 04/07 3 bottles $300-450 436. Dom. Lignier Michelot Morey St. Denis Les Faconnieres 1er Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits “The most aromatically complex wine to this point with a striking breadth of berry aromas, earth, underbrush, game, tea and even a hint of leather that can also be found on the rich, full and serious medium full flavors that are textured, concentrated and quite finely detailed. This is hugely long and without question, delivers grand cru class and length. Highly recommended and built to age.” Burghound, (91-94 pts.) 01/07 12 bottles (oc) $600-900 437. D. Laurent Bonnes Mares Grand Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 2005 Cote de Nuits 6 bottles (oc) $950-1,400 438. D. Laurent Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits 6 bottles (oc) $600-900 439. D. Laurent Clos Vougeot Cuvee Vieilles Vignes “Intra-muros” Grand Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits 6 bottles (oc) $600-900 440. D. Laurent Clos Vougeot Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Sui Generis 2005 Cote de Nuits 6 bottles (oc) $600-900 441. D. Laurent Echezeaux Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits 6 bottles (oc) $600-900 442. D. Laurent Mazis Chambertin Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits 6 bottles (oc) $600-900 443. Mommessin Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits Burghound, 96 pts. 1/08 3 bottles $750-1,100

444. JF Mugnier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits “The concentration and intensity has slowly but noticeably been increasing over the last few vintages as the vines begin to achieve a higher average age and it’s particularly evident in 2005. Here the nose is unusually expressive rather than its usual brooding character with pretty, even elegant aromas of spicy red pinot and purple fruit and warm earth notes that can also be found on the powerful but detailed, indeed almost nervous flavors that possess excellent precision and a very attractive underlying tension on the explosive finish that delivers flat out incredible length. 2005 is the best vintage for this wine that I’ve seen since Mugnier took over.” Burghound, 96 pts. 01/08 2 bottles $800-1,200 445. JF Mugnier 1er Cru Clos de la Marechale 1er Cru 2005 Nuits St. Georges 6 bottles $350-550 446. JF Mugnier Clos de la Marechale 1er Cru 2005 Nuits St. Georges 3 magnums $400-600 446A. Dom. de la Pousse d’Or Corton-Bressandes 2005 Cote de Beaune Burghound, (92-94) pts. 04/07 6 bottles $350-550 447. Henri et Gilles Remoriquet Vosne Romanee Au-dessus des Malconsorts 1er Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits 6 bottles $300-450 448. Dom. Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin Tres Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits “A highly complex nose featuring a bright mix of red, black and violet aromas trimmed in moderate toast highlights very rich and fullbodied flavors underpinned by superb dry extract levels on the slightly woody but explosive finish. While a bit oaky at present, there is so much extract here that it should eventually come together given the substantially long life ahead.” Burghound, 95 pts. 01/08 12 bottles (oc) $4,000-6,000 449. Dom. Taupenot Merme Mazoyeres Chambertin Grand Cru 2005 Cote de Nuits Burghound, 93 pts. 01/08 12 bottles $1,000-1,500

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450. Dom. Tollot Beaut Corton Bressandes 2005 Cote de Beaune Burghound, 93 pts. 04/07 6 bottles (oc) $400-600

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451. Dom. de Vogue Musigny Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 2005 Cote de Nuits “Prepare to be transported. A positively brilliant nose of violet and rose petal shines against a background of intensely spiced extravagant red and black pinot fruit nuanced by hints of earth and stone and this minerality continues onto the surprisingly supple flavors that convey a remarkable sense of energy and power on the almost unbelievably intense, focused and structured finish that seems to go on and on without end. And the ‘05 VV has what all truly great burgundies have which is that extra dimension of power without weight as this carries terrific punch and power yet delivers that explosiveness with impeccable class and grace. While I am duly mindful of the many legendary wines this domaine has produced (see the database for all vintages reviewed dating to 1919), the 2005 could very well join the list of the all time greats, there is really that much potential here. Whether it will ultimately transcend the heights achieved by the 1919 or the 1949 (among many others) remains an open question, I have zero doubt that 2005 will be a genuinely great vintage for this wine. Brilliance personified and absolutely a ‘wow’ wine, in fact, this merits a double ‘wow’.” Burghound, 99 pts. 01/08 2 bottles $1,600-2,400

457. Billecart Salmon Brut Rose NV 2 magnums $250-350

452. Dauvissat Camus Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru 2002 (3 bts) (Burghound, 94 pts. 10/04) 2004 (3 bts) (Burghound, 93 pts. 10/06) 2005 (3 bts) (Burghound, 94 pts. 10/07) 2006 (3 bts) (Burghound, 93 pts. 10/08) Chablis 12 bottles $1,000-1,500 453. W. Fevre Chablis Bougros Cote de Bouguerots Grand Cru 2002 Chablis 12 bottles (owc) $600-900 454. W. Fevre Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru 2002 Chablis 12 bottles $500-700 455. W. Fevre Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru 2004 Chablis “Stylistically, this closely resembles the Valmur with its ultra elegant and pure aromas featuring white flowers, oyster shell and subtle spice notes that perfectly complement the round, powerful, rich and full-bodied flavors that coating the mouth and culminate in a saliva-inducing, incredibly intense finish that reminded me more than a little of a great Corton-Charlemagne. This just oozes minerality and the texture is minerally to the point of this resembling a block of stone. A great Les Clos.” Burghound, 95 pts. 10/06 12 bottles (owc) $600-900

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458. Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut 1990 3 bottles (oc) $400-600 459. Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut 1996 6 bottles (2 x oc) $850-1,100 460. Charles Heidsieck Charlie Brut Oenotheque 1985 3 bottles (3 x oc) $250-350 461. Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995 6 bottles (oc) $350-550 462. Deutz Cuvee William Deutz Rose 1996 6 bottles (6 x oc) $700-900 463. Krug Brut 1990 2 bottles (2 x oc) $400-600 464. Krug Brut 1996 A. Galloni for R. Parker, 98 pts. 12/09 2 magnums (2 x oc) $1,000-1,500 465. Lanson Gold Label 1996 6 bottles $200-300 466. Louis Roederer Cristal 1996 A. Galloni for R. Parker, 96 pts. 11/10 2 bottles $500-700


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467. Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne Cuvee Belle Epoque 1996 1 magnum (owc) $175-300

468. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs 1996 6 bottles (oc) $750-1,000

469. Chapoutier Chateauneuf de Pape Barbe Rac 2005 Southern Rhone “The blockbuster 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac shows classic garrigue notes “intermixed with ground pepper, lavender, and sweet black currant and black cherry notes with hints of raspberry and olive. The wine is full-bodied has a boatload of tannin, fabulous concentration, and a finish of close to 50 seconds. This is a brilliant Barbe Rac that should be at its best between 2010 and 2025.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/07 6 bottles (owc) $300-450

470. Chapoutier Chateauneuf de Pape Barbe Rac 2005 Southern Rhone R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/07 6 bottles (owc) $300-450

471. Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage Les Varonniers 2005 Northern Rhone 6 bottles (owc) $200-300

472. Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc Cuvee de L’Oree 1999 Northern Rhone “The awesome 1999 Ermitage Cuvee de l’Oree flirts with perfection. It is full-bodied, with an incredible bouquet of liquid minerals, licorice, honeysuckle, citrus, and a hint of tropical fruits. One-hundred percent new oak aging has been completely absorbed by the wine’s fruit and glycerin. This is a winemaking tour de force, made from exceedingly low yields of 12-15 hectoliters per hectare (less than one ton of fruit per acre). However, readers should understand that these are often unusual wines to drink because they tend to show exceptionally well for 4-5 years after bottling, then close up until about age 12. They can last for 4-5 decades. Anticipated maturity: now-2006; 2012-2050. Along with Gerard and Jean-Louis Chave, Chapoutier is producing the finest expressions of white Hermitage. His single vineyard cuvees are to die for if you like these eccentric, idiosyncratic, mammoth dry whites.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 04/02 6 bottles (owc) $700-1,000

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473. Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc Cuvee de L’Oree 2000 Northern Rhone “These wines usually flirt with perfection, which is the case with the 2000 Ermitage Cuvee de l’Oree. It boasts an amazing nose of licorice, minerals, acacia flowers, honeysuckle, and a hint of butter. Unctuouslytextured and full-bodied, with great intensity and purity, yet remarkably light on its feet, it can be drunk over the next 3-4 years, then forgotten for a decade, after which it will last for 40-50 years.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/03 6 bottles (owc) $750-1,100 474. Chapoutier Ermitage L’Ermite 1999 Northern Rhone R. Parker, 96 pts. 04/02 6 bottles $900-1,300 475. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal 2003 Northern Rhone “There are just over 300 cases of the 2003 Ermitage Le Meal, which tips the scales at 16% natural alcohol. Its dense purple color is accompanied by aromas of pen ink, graphite, scorched earth, creme de cassis, and beef blood. Full-bodied with great intensity, amazing freshness as well as length, this monumental Hermitage should hit its prime in 5-7 years, and last for 3-4 decades.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 02/06 6 bottles (owc) $900-1,300 476. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 1989 Northern Rhone u: 1cm, small label losses, some label staining “The 1989 Le Pavilion is a prodigious wine. Made from yields of 14 hectoliters per hectare, this parcel of old vines (averaging 70-80 years of age) has produced an opaque black/purple-colored wine, with a hauntingly stunning bouquet of violets, cassis, minerals, and new oak. In the mouth, the similarity in texture, richness, and perfect balance to the compelling 1986 Mouton-Rothschild is striking, only this wine is richer and longer. This extraordinarily well-balanced wine will probably not be ready to drink for at least 5-10 years, but it will evolve for three decades or more. It is an enormous yet amazingly well-delineated wine. I lament the fact that there are only 600 cases of this magnificent wine. This great Hermitage was the first of a trilogy (1989, 1990, and 1991) of exquisite Le Pavillons. Last tasted 12/95.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 12/95 1 bottle $300-400 477. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2003 Northern Rhone “A legend of the future is the 2003 Ermitage Le Pavillon (659 cases). The equal of such stupendous examples as 1990 and 1989, the 2003 is incredibly rich as well as awesomely well-delineated and fresh. An inky/blue/purple color is followed by a subtle but impressively intense nose of barbecue smoke, creme de cassis, blueberries, blackberries, and white flowers. The wine cascades over the palate (15.8% natural alcohol) with extraordinary richness, intensity, and silkiness. This seamlessly constructed Hermitage is, analytically, high in tannin, but extremely low in acidity, with a freaky accessibility (a vintage character). Prodigiously concentrated and high in extract, it should last for a half century or longer. It will be fascinating to follow over the next several decades.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 02/06 6 bottles (owc) $1,200-1,800


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478. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2005 Northern Rhone “The biggest production cuvee, the 2005 Ermitage Le Pavillon (1,067 cases in this vintage) has a dense purple color, the classic acacia flower, graphite-based, smoky creme de cassis nose with a tremendous intensity and a full-bodied power and richness that is awesome. These are monumental wines, and when you think that this wine, much like most of its siblings, is made from yields of 12-18 hectoliters per hectare, the explanation for its concentration and extraordinary expression of terroir is obvious.” R. Parker, 98+ pts. 02/08 6 bottles (owc) $1,200-1,800 479. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon 2005 Northern Rhone R. Parker, 98+ pts. 02/08 6 bottles (owc) $1,200-1,800 480. Dom. Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape 2007 Southern Rhone “I believe the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is the finest wine ever made at Charvin. Their wines never achieve a lot of color, but this is one of the most saturated ones they have produced. The blend from the 45to 50-year-old vines is 85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah, Mourvedre, and Vaccarese, all aged in cement tanks prior to being bottled unfiltered. A terrific nose of kirsch, lavender, licorice, forest floor, and spice box soars from the glass of this full-bodied effort. With fabulous density, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and a 45+-second finish this brilliant, elegant, feminine-styled wine is loaded with concentration and intensity. Like many 2007 Chateauneuf du Papes, the extraordinary fruit level makes it hard to resist. However, it will be even better in 3-5 years, and should last for 15-20.” R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/09 12 bottles (oc) $600-900 481. Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Le Clos du Caillou 2005 Southern Rhone “One of the top wines of the vintage is Dom. du Caillou’s 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Clos du Caillou Reserve. Its dense ruby/purple hue is followed by elegant aromatics of blueberries, blackberries, spring flowers, licorice, and roasted meats. Dense and full-bodied with intense concentration, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and a sensational finish, it should be at its finest between 2011-2025.” R. Parker, 95 pts. 10/07 12 bottles (oc) $1,300-1,900 482. Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2006 Southern Rhone “The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the two or three candidates for the wine of the vintage. An extraordinarily great wine, the 2006 is far superior to the 2005, which was amazing, and while made in a different style, is as great as the 2003, and such legends as 1990 and 1978. Fashioned from a minuscule 21 hectoliters per hectare, and tipping the scales at 15.2% natural alcohol, the 2006 boasts a dense ruby/purple color to the rim, in addition to an extraordinary bouquet of melted licorice, spring flowers, raspberries, black currants, spice box, and earth. In the mouth, it is utterly profound—full-bodied and multidimensional with astonishing purity, length, equilibrium, and intensity. This is a superb vintage for the Avrils, and Vincent deserves huge accolades for producing a wine of such incredible intensity and complexity. Think of Clos des Papes as a Chateauneuf du Pape with the complexity of a top-notch grand cru Burgundy from the Cote de Nuits.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/08 6 bottles $400-600

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483. Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape la Cuvee du Papet 2007 Southern Rhone “The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet may will turn out to be their finest example since the 1998 and 1990. Stylistically, it probably comes closest to resembling the legendary 1990. Notes of roasted meats and smoked duck, with Provencal herbs, truffle, incense, licorice, and pepper, are all there, plus enormous quantities of red and black fruits. This is one heck of a complex wine, with a bouquet that is the essence of southern France, in particular Provence. Full-bodied, powerful, with the glycerin and level of richness covering some lofty tannins, this wine is already accessible and nearly impossible to resist, but my instincts suggest it will be absolutely glorious in another 4-5 years and keep for 15-20.” R. Parker, 98+ pts. 10/09 6 bottles $450-650 484. Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina 2005 Southern Rhone “The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus-Ex Machina is utter perfection in the glass—an awesome wine both comparable to and eclipsing the otherworldly 2003. Saturated purple to the rim, with an extraordinary nose of incense, fruitcake, blackberry and black cherry notes with some subtle roasted herbs, roast beef, smoke, and licorice, massive fruit concentration, extraordinary intensity, unreal purity and harmony, and a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, and alcohol, this is a tour de force in winemaking and certainly one of the most compelling Chateauneuf du Papes I have ever tasted. The length goes on well past a minute, and the wine should age effortlessly for 25-30+ years. The tannins are formidable according to consulting oenologist Philippe Cambie, but they are nearly obscured by the wine’s remarkable concentration and intensity. This is a riveting wine. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030+.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 10/07 6 bottles $900-1,200 485. Delas Freres Hermitage Les Bessards 1999 Northern Rhone R. Parker, 95 pts 04/02 6 bottles (owc) $400-600 486. Guigal La Landonne 2005 Northern Rhone 12 bottles (owc) $4,500-5,500 487. Guigal La Turque 2005 Northern Rhone 12 bottles (owc) $4,500-5,500 488. Guigal Condrieu La Doriane 2006 Northern Rhone R. Parker, 96 pts. 04/09 6 bottles $350-550


489. Guigal La Landonne 1999 La Mouline 1999 La Turque 1999 Northern Rhone “I have given perfect scores to other vintages of La Landonne, but the black/purple-colored 1999 Cote Rotie La Landonne may be the finest effort Guigal has ever coaxed out of this vineyard. It appears less animalistic than usual, offering gorgeously pure notes of incense, melted road tar, fried bacon, blackberries, blueberries, smoked meats, and vanilla. Literally out of this world in terms of flavor concentration and balance, the finish lasts well over 60 seconds. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/03 “The most developed, evolved and forward of the three La-La’s in this vintage is the dense purple-colored 1999 Cote Rotie La Mouline. An extraordinary effort, it offers a smorgasbord of aromas and flavors. Scents of violets, raspberries, blackberries, roasted espresso, balsamic vinegar, and pepper tumble out of the glass. It is unctuously-textured, full-bodied, and fabulously concentrated with a tremendous purity and seamlessness that must be tasted to be believed. A wine of singular greatness, it can be drunk young, but should be at its finest between 2005-2020.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/03 “The 1999 Cote Rotie La Turque reveals notes of toasty vanilla and espresso in addition to Asian spices, mocha, pepper, blackberries, creosote, and roasted meats. The exotic perfume is followed by a wine with phenomenal intensity, sweet, well-integrated tannin, huge body, and loads of concentrated fruit. It is a tour de force in winemaking. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2025.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/03 3 bottles $1,200-1,800 490. Guigal La Landonne 1999, R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/03 La Mouline 1999, R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/03 La Turque 1999, R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/03 Northern Rhone 3 bottles $1,200-1,800 491. Dom. de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 2001 Southern Rhone “The spectacular 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes is one of the monumental Chateauneuf du Papes of the vintage. A saturated plum/purple color reveals a thick, rich appearance. The wine combines freshness, power, elegance, and great intensity, all wrapped into a full-bodied, concentrated personality with phenomenal persistence on the palate. Remarkably pure, but neither over-done nor over-ripe, this spectacular, youthful Chateauneuf du Pape should hit its prime in 5-6 years, and last for two decades. It is a brilliant tour de force!” R. Parker, 98 pts. 02/04 6 bottles $400-600 492. Dom. de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 2005 Southern Rhone “Absolutely profound, and certainly one of the vintage’s great wines is the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes. Inky plum/ruby/purple to the rim, with a big, sweet nose of melted licorice, smoked meats, blackberries, cassis, and earth, the wine is deep, powerful, full-bodied, with fabulous concentration, purity, and a multi-dimensional mouthfeel. The finish goes on for close to a minute. Forget this wine for 2-5 years and drink it over the following 25+ years.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/07 12 bottles (owc) $950-1,400

493. Mas de Boislauzon Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Quet 2007 Southern Rhone “The biggest surprise in these tastings was the phenomenal performance of the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Quet. Normally a blend of 65% Grenache and 35% Mourvedre, the 2007’s composition changed to 80% Grenache (all aged in tank) and 20% Mourvedre (aged in small oak barrels.) This wine literally blew me away. Since this is a PG-rated publication, I can not print my original comments upon tasting this wine. Let’s just say the exquisite aromatics were astounding. They include creme de cassis, lavender, roasted meats, new saddle leather, and spice box. The phenomenal aromatics were matched by equally compelling flavors, texture, and purity. Offering a thrill a second, this full-bodied wine exhibits awesome concentration, impeccable balance, and a finish that lasts nearly 60 seconds. I had a difficult time spitting out this amazing elixir, and I kept returning to it during the course of the morning tasting just to confirm my initial impression. The good news is about 500 cases were produced. It should drink well for two decades or more.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 10/09 6 bottles $1,200-1,800 494. Saint Cosme Cote Rotie 2005 Northern Rhone R. Parker, 94 pts. 02/08 6 bottles $300-425 495. Pierre Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de mon Aieul 2005 Southern Rhone “The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul is 95% Grenache and 5% Syrah aged 100% in tank prior to being bottled. This wine always comes from the three best parcels of the estate – Les Serres, La Crau, and Guignasse. This hugely concentrated, muscular wine is very powerful, excruciatingly tannic at present, but super-rich. Yields were a low 22 hectoliters per hectare because of the drought, and this blockbuster, muscular, virile style of wine needs at least 5-6 years of bottle age and should keep for two-plus decades. It is certainly a terrific Mon Aieul, but for those who are very patient.” R. Parker, 94+ pts. 10/07 12 bottles (oc) $700-1,000 496. Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fume de Pouilly 2005 Loire 6 bottles (oc) $300-450 497. Didier Dagueneau Fume de Pouilly Pur Sang 2005 Loire 6 bottles $450-650 498. Dom. des Baumard Quarts de Chaume 2002 Loire 12 bottles (oc) $400-600

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499. Gerard Boulay Sancerre La Comtesse 2005 Loire 12 bottles $450-650

508. Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d’Alceo 1997 Tuscany 3 bottles $350-550

500. P. Delesvaux Coteaux de Layon Selection de Grains Nobles 1999 Loire 6 (500 ml) bottles $300-450

509. Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d’Alceo 1999 Tuscany “The monumental 1999 Vigna d’Alceo is a 20,000-bottle cuvee of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Sangiovese aged in oak. It boasts an exceptionally provocative nose of liquid minerals, graphite, plums, creme de cassis, and cherry liqueur. It is fabulously concentrated yet remarkably light on its feet, with medium to full body, sweet tannin, and layer upon layer of flavor nuances. There is plenty of glycerin in this rich, but neither heavy nor overbearing effort. This is a thrilling tour de force! However, it requires cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. Bravo!” R. Parker, 99 pts. 10/01 6 bottles $600-900

501. Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste. Hune 2001 Alsace 6 bottles (oc) $600-900 502. Zind Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain 2001 Alsace 6 bottles $250-400 503. Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 1997 Tuscany 3 bottles $250-350 504. Antinori Tignanello 1997 Tuscany 3 bottles $300-450 505. Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco 25 Anniversary 2000 Umbria “The 2000 Montefalco 25 Anni simply multiplies all the elements exponentially with room-filling aromas of sweet berry fruit and perfectly integrated oak and a mouth-coating cascade of ripe fruit, powerful, dense, and sensual tannins in a swelling flow of unrelieved pleasure. I would be very surprised if this wine did not last another two decades.” D. Thomases for R. Parker, 97 pts. 04/04 6 bottles (owc) $425-650 506. Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2001 Tuscany 6 bottles (oc) $600-900 507. Castelgiocondo (Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1997 Tuscany 12 bottles (2 x owc) $1,200-1,400

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510. Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Santa Caterina d’Oro Vigne di Pianrosso 2001 Tuscany A. Galloni for R. Parker, 94 pts. 10/07 6 bottles (owc) $450-650 511. Fanti (Tenuta San Filippo) Brunello di Montalcino 1999 Tuscany 6 bottles (oc) $350-550 512. Fattoria Le Pupille (Elisabetta Geppetti) Saffredi Maremma 2004 Tuscany 6 bottles (owc) $350-550 513. Fattoria Petrolo Galatrona 2004 Tuscany “The estate’s 2004 Galatrona (100% Merlot) is a stunner. Dark ruby in hue, it is wonderfully alive, bursting from the glass with an irresistible array of tobacco, smoke, dark cherries, tobacco, menthol, spice and roasted coffee bean nuances that are delicately interwoven in its silkytextured frame. This gorgeous effort is hard to resist today, yet its superb length and finessed tannins indicate it is built to age gracefully. While not inexpensive, Petrolo’s Galatrona offers terrific relative value in today’s marketplace. It is not to be missed. Readers who want to experience the sheer pleasure Galatrona can provide should check out the 2000, which is drinking beautifully now, Anticipated maturity: 20092019.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 96 pts. 06/07 6 bottles (owc) $500-700 514. Fontodi Flaccianello 2001 Tuscany 12 bottles $800-1,200


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515. Fontodi Flaccianello 2004 Tuscany 12 bottles $800-1,200

522. Pertimali (Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino 2001 Tuscany 6 bottles $250-350

516. Fontodi Flaccianello 2006 Tuscany “The 2006 Flaccianello della Pieve (Sangiovese) is just as phenomenal as it was when I tasted it from barrel. This spectacularly ripe and concentrated wine reveals masses of dark cherries, plums, licorice, smoke, violets, French oak and minerals that coat the palate with extraordinary richness. The wine possesses plenty of structure, but the sheer density of the fruit provides stunning balance. The 2006 Flaccianello is one of the more primary wines of the vintage, and it will require considerable patience. Flaccianello continues to prove that Panzano’s Conca d’Oro is one of the most privileged spots for Sangiovese in Tuscany. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 96 pts. 08/09 12 bottles $800-1,200

523. Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione Alta Valle della Greve 2001 Tuscany “Readers looking for a superb Tuscan wine from the 2001 vintage that won’t break the bank should consider the 2001 Carbonaione. Tasted from magnum, this layered, sumptuous beauty explodes from the glass with vibrant layers of dark fruit, spices and tobacco. Glorious and expansive on the palate, it is a beautiful wine in every way.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 94 pts. 07/08 6 bottles (oc) $250-350

517. Ornellaia 1999 Tuscany A. Galloni for R. Parker, 95 pts. 04/07 6 bottles $600-900 518. Ornellaia 2000 Tuscany 6 bottles $500-750 519. Ornellaia 2004 Tuscany A. Galloni for R. Parker, 95 pts. 04/07 6 bottles (owc) $800-1,200 520. Ornellaia 2006 Tuscany “The 2006 Ornellaia flows from the glass in a profound expression of ripe, dark fruit. With time in the glass layers of minerals, cassis, tar, sweet herbs and French oak emerge, adding further complexity. This harmonious Ornellaia combines the richness of the vintage with superb freshness and awesome balance. Today the wine’s sheer density almost manages to hide the tannins, but they are there, and the wine will ultimately benefit from a few years in the cellar. The 2006 Ornellaia is one of the highlights of this sensational Tuscan vintage.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 97 pts. 08/09 6 bottles (owc) $800-1,200 521. Ornellaia Masseto 2001 Tuscany A. Galloni for R. Parker, 97 pts. 04/07 6 bottles (owc) $3,000-4,500

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524. Il Poggione (Proprieta Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2001 Tuscany “Il Poggione’s 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is likely to go down as one of the estate’s modern day classics. Like the 1999, it too is made in a full-bodied style, but it offers greater elegance and finesse than its older sibling. There is superb purity to this wine, not to mention an eternal finish framed by silky, ripe tannins. A minimum of a few years of cellaring is called for to allow the French oak to integrate. The vintage saw a rainy winter followed by a freakish April frost that reduced yields in several vineyards. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2031.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 95 pts. 05/08 6 bottles (oc) $350-550 525. Sassicaia 1997 Tuscany 6 bottles $1,100-1,700 526. Sassicaia 2000 Tuscany 3 bottles $350-500 527. Sette Ponti Oreno 2001 Tuscany “The 2001 Oreno is simply a great wine. An inky ruby with purple highlights, intensely expansive and sweet on a fruit-rich nose which is loaded with smoky tar and graphite notes, it is packed and powerful on the palate with a density and concentration which are cunningly concealed by the plush and caressing texture, the superb balance and exceptional length of the finish and aftertaste. Drink: 2005-2025.” D. Thomases for R. Parker, 95 pts. 04/04 6 bottles (owc no lid) $350-550 528. Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 1999 Tuscany 6 bottles (oc) $350-550


529. Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 2001 Tuscany “Pacenti’s mid-weight 2001 Brunello di Montalcino is made in a very similar style to the Rosso. A lively ruby, it opens with a finely nuanced, fresh nose, followed by a delicate core of ripe fruit that bursts onto the palate with exceptional elegance, purity and finesse. Silky, fine tannins frame the finish of this unforgettable, profound Brunello. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2019.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 95 pts. 12/06 6 bottles (oc) $400-600 530. Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 2004 Tuscany “The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is a huge, dense wine that explodes from the glass with tar, smoke, earthiness black cherries and minerals. The wine possesses dazzling concentration and tons of richness, as waves of fruit coat the palate in stunning style. This big, dramatic Brunello needs time in bottle, but it is nothing short of magnificent today. The balance, and the integration of the French oak in particular, is brilliant. For those who are curious to try a bottle now, the wine should be opened a few hours in advance as the tannins are imposing at this stage. This is a rare Brunello of superb pedigree and complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.” A. Galloni for R. Parker, 97 pts. 06/09 6 bottles (oc) $350-550 531. Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2001 Tuscany D. Thomases for R. Parker, 97 pts. 04/04 6 bottles $450-675 532. Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2001 Tuscany 6 bottles (oc) $350-550 533. Gaja Barbaresco 2004 Piedmont 1 magnum (owc) $250-400 534. Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili 1997 (2 bts) Gromis (Gaja) Barolo Conteisa Cerequio 1997 (2 bts) Piedmont 4 bottles $600-800 534A. Giacosa Barolo Riserva le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga 2001 Piedmont 12 bottles (owc) $2,400-3,600

535. Giacosa Barolo Riserva le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga 2001 Piedmont 1 double magnum (owc) $400-600 536. Giacosa Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga 2004 Piedmont 12 bottles (owc) $4,500-6,500 537. Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata Riserva 2000 Piedmont 6 bottles (owc) $900-1,200 538. Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata Riserva 2001 Piedmont A. Galloni for R. Parker, 96 pts. 6 bottles (owc) $900-1,200 539. Roberto Voerzio Barolo Riserva Vecchie dei Capalot Brunate 2000 Piedmont 3 magnums (owc) $900-1,300 540. Lamborghini (La Fiorita) Campoleone 1999 Umbria R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/01 3 bottles $150-250 541. Lamborghini (La Fiorita) Campoleone 2000 Umbria R. Parker, 95 pts. 12/02 3 bottles $150-250 542. Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico 2001 Campania A. Galloni for R. Parker, 92+ pts. 08/10 6 bottles $300-450 543. Galardi Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina 2003 Campania 3 bottles $125-175

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544. Galardi Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina 2004 Campania 6 bottles $350-550 545. El Nido Clio 2002 Jumilla 6 bottles (oc) $250-350 546. El Nido Clio 2004 Jumilla J. Miller for R. Parker, 97 pts. 02/07 6 bottles (oc) $300-450 547. El Nido Clio 2004 Jumilla J. Miller for R. Parker, 97 pts. 02/07 6 bottles (oc) $300-450 The Priorat… Spain’s otherworldly vinous frontier. Staring at the craggy slopes of dry, baked earth, it’s a wonder that vines can survive, indeed thrive. –LC 547A. Clos Erasmus 2001 Priorat “A wine of great intensity, this 415-case blend of 78% Grenache, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Syrah aged in 100% new French oak casks, reveals an inky/purple color as well as a tight but promising bouquet of acacia flowers, raspberries, blackberries, and hints of blueberries, smoke, and the essence of minerality. With extraordinary richness, good underlying acidity, firm tannin, and a multilayered mouthfeel, this spectacularly concentrated 2001 is only hinting at its ultimate potential. Patience will be rewarded as this is a tour de force in winemaking, marrying the elegance and complexity of Priorat with the extraordinary concentration and intensity that comes from low yields and ripe fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020+.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 04/04 3 bottles $550-750 547B. Clos Erasmus 2004 Priorat 3 bottles $750-1,100 548. Clos Mogador 2004 Priorat J. Miller for R. Parker, 96+ pts. 02/07 6 bottles (owc) $350-550

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549. Clos Mogador 2005 Priorat “The 2005 Clos Mogador is the first wine in Spain entitled to the new classification of “Vi de finca Qualificada”. The estate is 20 hectares composing a single vineyard. The Garnacha wines are 80+ years of age while the other varieties (Carinena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah) have been planted since the early 1980s. Average yields are under 10 hectoliters per hectare and only 2000 cases are produced. The winery has never purchased outside fruit. The wine is deep purple-colored with a superb bouquet of toasty oak, pencil lead, mineral, blackberry and black cherry. This leads to an opulent, dense, packed, structured wine with 6-8 years of aging potential. Super-concentrated, sweetly-fruited, and complex, this tour de force of a wine will drink well from 2012 to 2040.” J. Miller for R. Parker, 98 pts. 02/08 6 bottles (owc) $350-550 550. Mas Doix Priorat Costers de Vinyes Velles 2004 Priorat “The 2004 Costers de Vinas Viejas is 50% Carinena, 48% Garnacha, and 2% Merlot aged for 16 months in new French oak. Deep purple, the aromas are other-worldly with truffle, tar, graphite, kirsch, and wild blueberry among the array of scents leaping from the glass. Flamboyant and opulent, the wine has remarkable richness and depth of flavor leading to a 60-second finish. Drink this hedonistic effort over the next 10-12 years.” J. Miller for R. Parker, 98 pts. 02/07 6 bottles (owc) $500-750 551. Mas Doix Priorat Costers de Vinyes Velles 2005 Priorat J. Miller for R. Parker, 98 pts. 02/08 6 bottles (owc) $450-650 Aalto P.S. is taking its place among the top properties of Ribera del Duero. Very concentrated and powerful, a standout in the sea of new producers in the region. –CM Ribera del Duero – Once home to the Spanish capital, the expansive plan of Old Castile forges on. The baked earth dotted with trees and vines, its steady rhythm interrupts only to skirt the occasional languorous estate. Seemingly unencumbered by where it is going or from where it has come, greatness here is sensed more than seen. –LC 552. Aalto P.S. 2001 Ribera del Duero “Not surprisingly, in a vintage that afforded great raw materials, the 2001 PS is out of this world. Smoke, graphite, blackberry liqueur, blueberries, violets, and spicy oak jump from the glass of this inky/ purple-colored 2001. Texturally and color-wise, it is reminiscent of dry vintage port. With terrific purity and a full-bodied, rich palate that offers multiple dimensions, there is a seamlessness to this wine even though it remains young and unevolved. I would recommend another 1-2 years of cellaring (as hard as that may be), and consuming it over the following 10-12 years.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 04/04 6 bottles (owc) $550-750


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553. Aalto P.S. 2004 Ribera del Duero J. Miller for R. Parker, 98 pts. 02/07 6 bottles (owc) $450-650 There is no separating Rioja from its wine—it hums as a region built with knowledge gained from ancestral successes. Slopes of all angles, heights, and soils are dedicated to the vine. Old stone wineries now stand beside modern architectural marvels. All are eager to continue the pace. –LC 554. LAN Culmen Riserva 2004 Rioja 6 bottles (owc) $200-300

561. Numanthia Termes Termanthia 2004 Toro 4 bottles (2 x owc) $850-1,200 562. Numanthia Termes Numanthia 2004 Toro 6 bottles (oc) $325-475 563. Pintia (Vega Sicilia) 2004 Toro J. Miller for R. Parker, 95+ pts. 02/07 1 magnum (owc) $75-100

555. Muga Aro 2001 Rioja J. Miller for R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/10 3 bottles (ea owc) $300-450

564. E & E Black Pepper Estate Shiraz 2002 Barossa Valley 12 bottles $500-750

556. Benjamin Romeo Rioja La Cueva del Contador 2004 Rioja J. Miller for R. Parker, 97 pts. 02/07 6 bottles (owc) $350-550

565. Branson Coach House Shiraz Single Vineyard Greenock Block 2002 Barossa Valley 6 bottles (oc) $175-275

557. Benjamin Romeo Contador 2003 Rioja u: one shows signs of seepage J. Miller for R. Parker, 99 pts. 02/07 6 bottles (owc) $1,500-2,000

566. d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 1998 (3 bts), R. Parker, 94+ pts. 06/09 1999 (3 bts), R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/02 McLaren Vale 6 bottles $275-425

558. Benjamin Romeo Contador 2004 Rioja J. Miller for R. Parker, 100 pts. 02/07 6 bottles (owc) $1,800-2,400

567. Fox Creek Shiraz Reserve 1998 McLaren Vale R. Parker, 96 pts. 06/09 6 bottles $225-375

559. Benjamin Romeo La Vina De Andres Romeo 2004 Rioja J. Miller for R. Parker, 98 pts. 02/07 6 bottles (owc) $600-900

Ben Glaetzer is one of Australia’s most talented winemakers, Amon-Ra is on everyone’s short list of Shiraz. –CM

560. Numanthia Termes Numanthia 2004 Toro J. Miller for R. Parker, 94 pts. 02/07 6 bottles (oc) $325-475

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568. Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz 2002 Barossa Valley “The 2002 Amon-Ra Shiraz provides a very deep garnet-black color and intense notes of dried mulberries, figs, sandalwood, Indian spices, potpourri, dried mint, kirsch with whiffs of tobacco and leather. Concentrated, opulent, full-bodied and very spicy, complex, evolved flavors are beginning to emerge, harmonizing with the medium-firm grainy tannins and crisp acid. The finish is long and layered. Drink this one now to 2021+.” L. Perrotti-Brown for R. Parker, 95 pts. 12/10 3 bottles $275-400


569. Henry’s Drive Reserve Shiraz 2003 South Australia R. Parker, 95 pts. 10/05 6 bottles $175-275 570. Kaesler The Bogan Shiraz 2005 Barossa Valley “Aged in new and one-year-old American oak, and made in a completely different style, the 2005 Shiraz The Bogan (from 25- to 105-year-old vines) is a dense purple-colored effort displaying an exuberant nose of toast, blackberries, cassis, cherries, and damp earth. It is full-bodied and powerful with fabulous purity and texture as well as a blockbuster finish. This is a classic example of Barossa Shiraz at its finest. Enjoy it over the next 12-15 years.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/06 12 bottles (oc) $400-600 571. Kalleske Greenock Shiraz 2005 Barossa Valley 6 bottles (oc) $125-200 572. Kilikanoon Oracle Shiraz 2003 Clare Valley “The blockbuster 2003 Shiraz Oracle, aged in 300 liter French hogsheads (50% new and 50% 1-year-old), possesses classic blackberry, graphite, and cassis notes, a full-bodied, powerful style, great definition and purity, and surprising elegance and lightness for a wine of this size and richness. Approachable now, it should age nicely for 15 or more years.” R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/06 9 bottles $500-750 573. Mr. Riggs Shiraz 2002 McLaren Vale 6 bottles $175-275 574. Mitolo Shiraz G.A.M. 2004 South Australia “Aged 18 months in primarily French oak, the 2004 Shiraz G.A.M. is an exceptional example of a precise yet full-flavored, concentrated Shiraz. Its gorgeous perfume of blueberries, blackberries, camphor, licorice, and pain grille is followed by an inky/blue/purple-colored wine offering superb purity, full-bodied richness, and gorgeous depth as well as texture. This fabulous effort is another example of Ben Glaetzer’s brilliant talents. It should drink well for 15 years.” R. Parker, 97 pts. 12/05 6 bottles (oc) $200-300

575. Mitolo Shiraz Savitar 2004 South Australia “Bordering on perfection is the 2004 Shiraz Savitar. Made from 30- to 50-year-old vines, and aged 18 months in 100% new French hogsheads as well as smaller barriques, it boasts an opaque purple color, and an extraordinary nose of acacia flowers, blueberries, raspberries, and blacker fruits, melted licorice, and graphite. It possesses amazing intensity, great equilibrium, a fabulous, multi-layered mid-palate, and a blockbuster finish. This extraordinary Shiraz should prove to be one of the legends of southern Australia’s great 2004 vintage. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 10/05 3 magnums (oc) $300-500 576. Mitolo Shiraz 2002 G A M (3 bts), R. Parker, (95-97) pts. 8/03 Reiver (3 bts) McLaren Vale 6 bottles $225-325 577. Mollydooker Shiraz The Boxer 2005 South Australia R. Parker, 95 pts. 06/06 12 bottles $450-650 578. Oliverhill Winery Shiraz Jimmy Section 2005 South Australia “This outstanding trio of McLaren Vale reds performed beautifully. One of South Australia’s finest efforts is Oliverhill’s 2005 Shiraz Jimmy Section. Aged in 100% French oak (33% new) for 17 months, it is an unbelievably dense wine boasting an exquisite perfume of spring flowers, blackberry and blueberry jam, smoky pain grille, and graphite. Huge intensity, full body, and stunning concentration, richness, and length suggest this spectacular wine will age effortlessly for 10-15+ years.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 10/06 12 bottles (oc) $350-550 579. Shirvington Shiraz 2002 McLaren Vale “The nearly perfect 2002 Shiraz is the stuff of legends. It is a 1,000 case cuvee that has been completely fermented and aged in 100% new American oak. An inky purple color is accompanied by a remarkable bouquet of white flowers intermixed with melted licorice, blackberries, currants, figs, and espresso roast. Extremely full-bodied, with extraordinary ripeness, opulence, and viscosity, yet very good acidity as well as excellent tannin providing up-lift and definition, this unforgettable wine can be drunk now or cellared for a decade or more. Bravo!” R. Parker, 99 pts. 08/03 3 bottles $200-300

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580. Two Hands Bella’s Garden Shiraz 2002 Barossa Valley 3 bottles (owc) $125-200

581. Craggy Range Syrah Le Sol Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2002 New Zealand 6 bottles (owc) $125-175

582. Catena Malbec Argentino 2005 Mendoza J. Miller for R. Parker, 97+ pts. 12/08 6 bottles (owc) $400-600

586. Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 1995 Napa “Araujo’s Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard has become a benchmark. I believe the 1995 is the finest produced under the Araujo regime. It is close to perfection. The wine combines extraordinary power and richness with remarkable complexity and finesse. The saturated purple/black color is followed by aromas of sweet vanillin intermixed with riveting scents of black currants, minerals, exotic spices, coffee, and toast. There is nothing garish about this subtle yet powerful giant of a wine. A Napa Valley classic, it is full-bodied and extremely rich, yet retains its sense of balance and symmetry. This fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon should age effortlessly for 30 or more years. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2030.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 12/98 3 bottles $750-1,200 587. Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard 2002 Sonoma 6 bottles $400-600

583. Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena Zapata 2004 Mendoza “Catena Zapata’s flagship is the Nicolas Catena Zapata, a Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec blend. The 2004 Nicolas Catena Zapata is composed of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Malbec. It spent 18 months in 100% new French oak. A saturated black purple in color, it has an aristocratic perfume of pain grille, mineral, espresso, saddle leather, cassis, black currant, and black raspberry. Opulently textured, complex, ripe, and sweet on the palate, it maintains a sense of elegance as well as power. It demands 10-15 years of further cellaring and should still be providing pleasure at age 50. It strikes me as being Argentina’s equivalent of a great vintage of Lafite-Rothschild.” J. Miller for R. Parker, 98+ pts. 12/07 12 bottles (2 x owc) $700-1,100

588. Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard 2005 (3 bts) 2006 (3 bts) 2007 (3 bts) Sonoma 9 bottles $625-975

584. Catena Zapata Nicolas Cabernet Sauvignon Catena Zapata 2005 Mendoza J. Miller for R. Parker, 98 pts. 12/08 6 bottles (owc) $350-500

590. Bond Matriarch 1999 (1 bt) 2001 (2 bts) Napa 3 bottles $250-375

585. Alban Vineyards Syrah Lorraine 2005 Central Coast “An absolutely monumental wine is the 2005 Syrah Lorraine Vineyard. The finest Syrah John Alban has yet produced, its inky/ruby/purple hue is accompanied by gorgeously sweet aromas of flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, blackberries, and subtle hints of smoky oak, bacon fat, and licorice. In the mouth, the wine is seamlessly constructed with fabulous fruit, brilliant concentration, and virtually perfect balance. Moreover, the finish lingers on the palate for over 60 seconds. It should drink beautifully for 15 or more years.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 08/07 1 bottle $225-325

591. Bond Melbury 2002 St. Eden 2002 Vecina 2002 Napa 3 bottles (owc) $500-700

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589. Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard 2006 (3 bts), R. Parker, 96 pts. 12/08 2007 (3 bts), R. Parker, 98 pts. 02/10 Sonoma 6 bottles $400-600

592. Brewer Clifton Pinot Noir 2005 Rio Vista (3 bts) Rancho Santa Rosa (3 bts) Central Coast 6 bottles $225-350


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593. Brewer Clifton Pinot Noir 2006 Mount Carmel (3 bts) Rancho Santa Rosa (3 bts) Central Coast 6 bottles $325-475 594. Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 1997 Sonoma 6 bottles $400-600 595. DuMOL Syrah Russian River Winery 2003 Sonoma 6 bottles $275-375 596. Jos. Phelps Insignia 1997 Napa “The prodigious 1997 Insignia (83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, and 3% Petit-Verdot) lives up to its pre-bottling promise. Tasted on three separate occasions, every bottle has hit the bull’s eye. The color is a saturated thick-looking blue/purple. The nose offers up explosive aromas of jammy black fruits, licorice, Asian spices, vanillin, and cedar. Full-bodied as well as exceptionally pure and impressively endowed, this blockbuster yet surprisingly elegant wine cuts a brilliant swath across the palate. A seamless effort with beautifully integrated acidity, sweet tannin, and alcohol, it is still an infant, but can be drunk with considerable pleasure. Anticipated maturity: now-2025.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 12/00 6 bottles $750-1,000 597. Kistler Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2003 Sonoma R. Parker, (96-98) pts. 02/05 6 bottles $300-450 598. Kistler Stone Flat Vineyard Chardonnay 2005 (2 bts), R. Parker, (95-97) pts. 12/06 2006 (2 bts), R. Parker, (95-96) pts. 12/08 Sonoma 4 bottles $200-300 599. Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay 2004 (2 bts), R. Parker, (94-96+) pts. 12/05 2005 (2 bts), R. Parker, (95-98) pts. 12/06 2006 (2 bts), R. Parker, (96-98) pts. 12/08 Sonoma 6 bottles $375-550

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600. Kistler Chardonnay Durell Vineyard 2004 (2 bts) Dutton Ranch 2004 (2 bts) McRea Vineyard 2004 (2 bts) Sonoma 6 bottles $250-350 601. Kistler Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard 2005 (2 bts) Vine Hill Vineyard 2005 (2 bts) Sonoma “Consistently one of my favorite Chardonnays from this estate, the exotic 2005 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard offers hints of litchi nuts, tropical fruits, orange marmalade, and mangoes. Full-bodied, with tremendous length, terrific intensity, and an explosive bouquet, all underlaid with super, sappy acidity, this is a gorgeous white to drink over the next decade.” R. Parker, (94-96) pts. 12/06 “A crisp, elegant yet powerful, mineral-dominated effort, the 2005 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard is reticent at present, exhibiting scents of lemon oil, white currants, peaches, and orange rind. With striking intensity, great elegance, richness, precision, and delineation, this beautiful Chardonnay brought to mind a top-notch French CortonCharlemagne.” R. Parker, (94-96) pts. 12/06 4 bottles $200-300 602. Kistler Bodega Headlands Cuvee Elizabeth Pinot Noir 2006 Sonoma “The 2006 Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Cuvee Elizabeth is undeniably a grand cru effort. Black raspberry, spring flower (violets), and kirsch aromas soar from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-tinged wine. Medium to full-bodied with zesty acidity, beautiful penetration, and a soaring mid-palate as well as length result in a prodigious example of Pinot Noir that should drink well for a decade or more.” R. Parker (9698) pts. 12/07 3 bottles $300-450 603. Kistler Pinot Noir 2004 Sonoma Coast 6 bottles $250-350 604. Kistler Pinot Noir 2006 Sonoma Coast 3 bottles $250-350 605. Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003 (2 bts) 2004 (2 bts) 2006 (2 bts) Sonoma 6 bottles $475-675


606. Kistler Pinot Noir Occidental Station Cuvee Catherine 2006, R. Parker, (94-96) pts. 12/07 Kistler Vineyard 2006, R. Parker, (90-92) pts. 12/07 Sonoma 2 bottles $100-150 607. Kongsgaard Chardonnay 2001 Napa “An awesome effort, the 2001 Chardonnay may be this estate’s finest Chardonnay to date. Boasting profoundly intense notes of orange marmalade, minerals, lemon oil, and honeysuckle as well as great delineation for its massive size, this terrific Chardonnay tastes like a grand cru white Burgundy. The finish lasts for 45 seconds. Wines such as this make a mockery of some of the uneducated rhetoric coming from wine journalists who constantly criticize mediocre, over-oaked Chardonnays, but fail to identify the great ones. It is capable of lasting and evolving for a decade.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 12/03 3 bottles $250-350 608. L’Aventure Cote a Cote Estate 2003 Central Coast “One of the sexiest wines in this portfolio is the 2003 Cuvee Cote a Cote, a compelling blend of 34% Grenache, 33% Syrah, and 33% Mourvedre. Its inky/purple color is accompanied by a gloriously heady perfume of acacia flowers, kirsch liqueur, blackberries, and licorice. A chewy display of concentrated red and black fruits interwoven with lavender, licorice, and floral notes emerges from this complex 2003. With decent acidity, fabulous purity, and a multilayered, long finish, it should be even better in 2-3 years, and will keep for more than a decade.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 06/05 6 bottles (owc) $300-450 609. L’Aventure Cote a Cote Estate 2004 Central Coast “The opaque blue/purple 2004 Cuvee Cote a Cote (a blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, and 20% Mourvedre) offers a compelling bouquet of blueberries, graphite, acacia flowers, and cassis. Fullbodied, seamless, and multidimensional, this big, exuberant wine comes across as light on its feet in spite of the 15.9% alcohol. Consume this sensational 2004 over the next decade. This is a brilliant wine from a Frenchman who has captured the magic of Paso Robles.” R. Parker, 97+ pts. 08/06 6 bottles (owc) $300-450 610. L’Aventure Cote a Cote Estate 2005 Central Coast R. Parker, 94 pts. 06/08 6 bottles (owc) $300-450 611. L’Aventure Estate Cuvee 2003 Central Coast R. Parker, 94 pts. 06/05 6 bottles (owc) $300-450

611A. L’Aventure Estate Cuvee 2004 Central Coast “There are 1,000 cases of the blockbuster 2004 Estate Cuvee. It reminded me of the 2005 L’Evangile...on steroids. A dense inky/ purple color, great fruit purity, and abundant aromas of acacia flowers, blackberries, cassis, and blueberries are found in this beauty along with a seamless integration of tannin, acidity, and wood, and a finish that lasts over 60 seconds. The result is a profound wine that must be tasted to be believed. This is a brilliant wine from a Frenchman who has captured the magic of Paso Robles.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 08/06 6 bottles (owc) $300-450 612. L’Aventure Estate Cuvee 2005 Central Coast R. Parker, 97 pts. 06/08 6 bottles (owc) $300-450 613. Lewis Alec’s Blend 2007 Napa 3 bottles $125-200 614. Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2004 Napa 3 bottles $250-400 615. Lewis Syrah 2005 (3 bts) 2007 (3 bts) Napa 6 bottles $300-500 616. Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard 2003 Sonoma R. Parker, 97+ pts. 12/06 3 bottles $650-950 617. Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard 2004 Sonoma R. Parker, 97 pts. 12/08 3 bottles $450-650 618. Marcassin Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard 2003 Sonoma R. Parker, 96 pts. 12/06 2 bottles $250-350

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619. Marcassin Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard 2004 Sonoma R. Parker, 95 pts. 12/08 3 bottles $350-550 620. Marcassin Chardonnay Zio Tony Ranch 2004 Sonoma R. Parker, 93 pts. 12/08 3 bottles $300-450 621. Marcassin Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard 2002 Sonoma R. Parker, 95+ pts. 12/05 3 bottles $750-1,100 622. Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard 2002 Sonoma “The profound 2002 Pinot Noir Marcassin Estate always reminds me of a top-notch Clos de la Roche from a domaine such as Ponsot. Notes of fresh mushrooms, forest floor, plums, black cherries, raspberries, and hints of white chocolate and smoke jump form the glass of this fullbodied wine. Its extraordinary nuances, amazingly complex, rich, broad palate, and spectacular finish suggest it should drink well for well over a decade.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 12/05 3 bottles $900-1,200 623. Marcassin Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard 2003 Sonoma R. Parker, 98 pts. 12/08 3 bottles $750-1,100 623A. Marcassin Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard 2004 Sonoma R. Parker, 95+ pts. 02/10 2 bottles $500-750 624. Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard 2003 Sonoma “The 2003 Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard borders on perfection. Gorgeous floral notes intermixed with steak tartare, black raspberry, sweet cherry, plum, earth, and spice characteristics almost overwhelm the olfactory senses. Full-bodied with good acidity, sweet but present tannin, and a long, 50-second finish, this is a magnificent Pinot Noir. It’s hard to choose between this cuvee and the Blue Slide Ridge 2003 Pinot. Bottom line...life is too short not to have both.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 12/07 3 bottles $900-1,300

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624A. Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard 2004 Sonoma “Utterly profound, the 2004 Pinot Noir Marcassin Estate has a deep plum/ruby/purple-tinged color and a sweet nose of black raspberries, roasted meats, forest aromas, soy, and fresh mushrooms. Layered and multi-dimensional, with sweet but noticeable tannin, and broad, intense flavors, this is a stunning wine that should drink nicely for a decade or more.” R. Parker, 98+ pts. 12/08 2 bottles $600-900 625. Marcassin Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard 2003 Sonoma “The 2003 Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard shows sweet blueberry, raspberry, cherry, smoky, gamy, and autumnal/forest vegetation-like notes. With superb fruit, full body, admirable richness and acidity, and a fleshy, long mouthfeel, this stunning Pinot is just becoming approachable and drinkable. It should last for 10-15 years.” R. Parker, 95 pts. 12/07 2 bottles $225-325 626. Neiman Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine Caldwell Vineyard 2001 (6 bts) 2002 (6 bts) Napa 12 bottles $500-700 627. Pax Syrah Eastern Ridge 2006 Sonoma 3 bottles $175-300 628. Pax Kobler Family Vineyard Syrah 2005 Sonoma R. Parker, 95 pts. 12/07 3 bottles $150-250 629. Pax Syrah Richards Family Vineyard 2004 Sonoma R. Parker, 96 pts. 12/07 3 bottles $175-300 630. Pax Syrah 2005 Castelli Knight Ranch (3 bts), R. Parker (93-95) pts. 12/06 Cuvee Keltie (3 bts) Griffin’s Lair (3 bts) The Emerald Pool (3 bts) Sonoma 12 bottles $475-675


631. Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Cote 2007 Sonoma “The full-bodied, rich, intensely flavored 2007 Chardonnay Belle Cote offers abundant tropical fruit, lychee nut, apricot, spice box, caramelized peach, and wet stone characteristics intertwined with a smoky almondlike note.” R. Parker, 95 pts. 02/10 6 bottles $400-600 632. Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Napa 3 bottles $125-175 633. Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Napa R. Parker, 95 pts. 12/03 6 bottles $350-500 634. Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 Napa 6 bottles $250-350 635. Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2001 Napa “A potentially perfect wine, which is in bottle after having spent 30 or so months in a combination of old and new oak. The practice under Bob Foley is to first keep the wines in neutral wood as the selections are made for the different cuvees and then, once made, move the wines into new oak until bottling. The 2001 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (a 1,300-case blend of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 27 months in oak) offers gorgeously fresh, lively, but super-concentrated fruit. Inky blue/purple to the rim, with a spectacular nose of creme de cassis, licorice, camphor, and a hint of vanilla, this wine is sensationally rich, has remarkable intensity, a multi-dimensional palate, and fabulous concentration and depth. It needs another 1-3 years of bottle-age, and should easily and effortlessly evolve for 20 or more years.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 02/05 3 bottles $400-600 636. Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2002 Napa “The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals an inkier purple color along with a classic nose of graphite, creme de cassis, smoke, crushed rocks, and barrique. Surprisingly approachable, long, concentrated, and impressive with flawless integration of wood, tannin, and acidity, it can be enjoyed over the next 15+ years.” R. Parker, 96+ pts. 12/05 3 bottles $400-600 637. Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2003 Napa 3 bottles $250-350

638. Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2004 Napa 3 bottles $250-350 639. Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2005 Napa 3 bottles $250-350 640. Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 2002 Napa “The 2002 Reserve Claret possesses a lush texture as well as a huge, upfront, flamboyant bouquet of vanilla, spice box, blueberries, white chocolate, licorice, and toasty oak. This 400-case blend of two-thirds Merlot and one-third Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant yet incredibly rich, dense, and seamless. It is drinking beautifully, and should continue to do so for 12-14 years.” R. Parker, 97+ pts. 12/05 3 bottles $300-450 641. Ramey Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard 2002 Sonoma 6 bottles $300-450 642. Ramey Jericho Canyon Vineyard 2001 Napa R. Parker, 96 pts. 2/05 6 bottles $350-500 643. Ridge Monte Bello 1997 Central Coast 6 bottles (owc no lid) $500-750 644. Rudd Oakville Estate 2002 Napa R. Parker, 95 pts. 02/05 6 bottles (oc) $400-650 645. Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Old Sparky 2006 Napa “The flagship wine, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Old Sparky, is another remarkable effort, offering up smoky blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with notions of bouquet garni, roasted meats, creosote, and cedar. Tasting like a first-growth Pauillac from a very ripe, extravagantly rich vintage, this wine looks set to enjoy 25-30 or more years of longevity, as do all of these compelling Cabernets.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 12/08 1 magnum (owc) $800-1,200

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646. Sean Thackrey Orion Old Vines 2000 Old Vines 2001 2002 2003 Napa 4 bottles $800-1,200

654. St. Innocent Pinot Noir Seven Springs Vineyard 2002 (6 bts), P. Rovani for R. Parker, 94 pts. 10/04 Freedom Hill Vineyard 2002 (6 bts), P. Rovani for R. Parker, 94 pts. 10/04 Oregon 12 bottles $250-400

647. Shafer Hillside Select 1995 R. Parker, 99 pts. 1996 R. Parker, 98 pts. 1997 R. Parker, 99 pts. 1998 R. Parker, 94 pts. 1999 R. Parker, 94 pts. 2001 R. Parker, 99 pts. Napa 6 bottles $1,300-1,900

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648. Shafer Relentless 2001 (6 bts) 2002 (6 bts) Napa 12 bottles $400-600 649. Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2001 Napa 6 bottles (oc) $350-550 650. Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vineyard 2000 (4 bts) 2001 (4 bts) 2002 (4 bts) Oregon 12 bottles $450-650 651. Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vineyard 2006 (6 bts) Upper Terrace 2006 (6 bts) Oregon 12 bottles $550-750 652. Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Washington State J. Miller for R. Parker, 97 pts. 06/08 3 bottles $300-450 653. Quilceda Creek Red Wine 2005 Washington State 3 bottles $100-150

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655. Chateau Calon Segur 2000 St. Estephe, 3eme Crue Classe 6 bottles $400-600

656. Chateau Carruades de Lafite Rothschild 1999 Pauillac 2 bottles $600-800

657. Chateau Carruades de Lafite Rothschild 1996 2003 Pauillac 2 bottles $500-750

658. Chateau Clerc Milon 1996 Pauillac 12 bottles (owc) $500-700

659. Chateau Duhart Milon 1996 Pauillac, 4eme Cru Classe 9 bottles $500-750

660. Chateau Duhart Milon 2000 Pauillac, 4eme Cru Classe 5 bottles $300-450

661. Chateau L’Evangile 1990 Pomerol 3 bottles $500-750


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La Mission lies just across the road from Haut Brion. The descendents of American banker Clarence Dillon now run both properties (previously owning just Haut Brion).  Given this fact, there exists an inevitable fixation to contrast the properties.  Still, the arrangement between them is not really one of sibling rivalry at all.  What is striking is how these wine estates and adjacent vineyards exist so close to the city center of Bordeaux (4 miles).  Mercifully the unusually deep gravel soils so ideal for viticulture were never paved over! –PhM 662. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1955 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 100 pts. 10/94 4 bottles $400-600 663. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1985 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe 5 bottles $900-1,200 664. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1998 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe 2 bottles $300-400 665. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 2000 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe “The 2000 La Mission Haut-Brion is certainly one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage. Its performance was off-the-charts in two separate tastings for this report. Deep blue/purple, with a nose of creme de cassis, floral scents, graphite, and subtle smoke, the wine is pure, deep, sumptuously textured, full-bodied, powerful (although certainly not at the power level of the amazing 2009). This wine certainly transcends its 13% natural alcohol and has the same level of concentration found in such great vintages of La Mission Haut-Brion as 1989, 1982, 1975, and of course, more recent efforts such as 2005, 2008, and 2009. Still young but beginning to display some secondary nuances, the wine has enormous layers of depth as well as an unctuous texture.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/10 3 bottles $1,500-2,200 666. Chateau Langoa Barton 2000 St. Julien JS for Wine Spectator, 94 pts. issue: 03/31/03 5 bottles $200-300 667. Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1999 St. Julien, 2eme Cru Classe 5 bottles $300-450 668. Chateau Lynch Bages 2000 Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe R. Parker, 95 pts. 06/10 6 bottles $750-1,000

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669. Les Forts de Latour 2000 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 3 bottles $450-650 670. Chateau Haut Brion 1990 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe “1990: In terms of the brilliant complexity and nobility of the aromatics, scorched earth, black currants, plums, charcoal, cedar, and spices, the 1990 offers an aromatic explosion that is unparalleled. It is always fascinating to taste this wine next to the 1989, which is a monumental effort, but much more backward and denser, without the aromatic complexity of the 1990. The 1990 put on weight after bottling, and is currently rich, full-bodied, opulent, even flamboyant by Haut Brion’s standards. It is an incredible expression of a noble terroir in a top vintage. While it has been fully mature for a number of years, it does not reveal any bricking at the edge, and I suspect it will stay at this level for another 10-15 years...but why wait? It is irresistible now.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/09 6 bottles $3,000-4,000 671. Chateau Lynch Bages 1995 Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe 2 bottles $200-250 672. Chateau Margaux 1983 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: very top shoulder or better R. Parker, 96 pts. 01/98 5 bottles $2,200-3,000 673. Chateau Margaux 1986 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe u: into neck R. Parker, 96 pts. 01/98 1 magnum $800-1,200 674. Chateau Margaux 1990 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 4 bottles $2,500-3,500 675. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1985 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: all very top shoulder or better, one slightly protruding cork 3 bottles $800-1,200 676. R. Chevillon Nuits St. Georges “Les Vaucrains” 1999 Nuits St. Georges 6 bottles $400-600


677. Dauvissat Camus 1er Cru La Forest 1996 Chablis 6 bottles $400-600

687. Chateau La Conseillante 2002 Pomerol 12 bottles (owc) $500-750

678. H. Gouges Nuits St. Georges Les Vaucrains 1997 Nuits St. Georges 4 bottles $200-300

688. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2002 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe JS for Wine Spectator, 95 pts. issue: 03/31/05 12 bottles (owc) $8,000-12,000

679. L. Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules 2000 Cote de Beaune 6 bottles $250-350 680. G. Roumier Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos de La Bussiere 1996 Cote de Nuits 4 bottles $300-450 681. Warres Vintage Port 1963 1 bottle $75-125 682. Warres Vintage Port 1977 3 bottles $100-150 Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Bordeaux in wood. From the Northeast, maintained in ideal cellar conditions. 683. Chateau Cantemerle 1997 Haut Medoc 12 bottles (owc) $150-250 684. Chateau de Carles Fronsac 1992 Fronsac 12 bottles (owc) $150-250 685. Chateau La Conseillante 2002 Pomerol 12 bottles (owc) $500-750 686. Chateau La Conseillante 2002 Pomerol 12 bottles (owc) $500-750

689. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2002 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe JS for Wine Spectator, 95 pts. issue: 03/31/05 12 bottles (owc) $8,000-12,000 690. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2002 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe JS for Wine Spectator, 95 pts. issue: 03/31/05 12 bottles (owc) $8,000-12,000 691. Chateau La Fleur Petrus 1997 Pomerol 12 bottles (owc) $8,500-12,000 692. Chateau La Garde Blanc 1998 Pessac Leognan 12 bottles (owc) $150-250 693. Chateau Haut Brion 2002 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe JS for Wine Spectator, 93 pts. issue: 06/30/03 12 bottles (owc) $2,500-3,500 694. Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 2002 Pessac Leognan, Cru Classe 12 bottles (owc) $2,500-3,500 695. Drouhin Chassagne Montrachet Marquis Laguiche 1989 Cote de Beaune 2 bottles $600-900

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696. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1988 (1 bt) Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne 1986 (2 bts) Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserve 1959 (1 bt) Quinta do Noval 1996 (2 bts) Dr. Burklin Wolf Riesling TBA Rheinpfalz 1989 (2 bts), signs of seepage 8 bottles $1,000-1,500 A Fourth Growth, Beychevelle is a particularly attractive estate admired for its supple style. –PhM 697. Chateau Beychevelle 1989 St. Julien, 4eme Cru Classe 6 bottles $400-600 698. Chateau Chasse Spleen 1988 Moulis 9 bottles $400-600 699. Chateau Haut Bages Liberal 1988 Pauillac 5 bottles $200-300 700. Chateau Haut Brion 1990 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/09 3 bottles $1,500-2,200 701. Chateau Cos d’Estounel 1989 St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe 1 bottle $100-150 702. Chateau Lynch Bages 1986 Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe 2 bottles $200-300 703. Chateau Margaux 1986 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 96 pts. 01/98 2 bottles $600-900 704. Chateau Margaux 1988 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe “Wow. Wonderfully fresh, with currant, blackberry and flowers on the nose. I just want to keep on smelling it. Full-bodied, with ultravelvety tannins and loads of berry and chocolate character. Dense and firm. Big wine, muscular. Drinkable now, but it’s going to get a lot better with bottle age.” JS for Wine Spectator, 96 pts. issue: web only 2009 2 bottles $600-800

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705. Chateau Margaux 1990 Margaux, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 100 pts. 06/09 3 bottles $2,400-3,600 706. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1983 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe JS for Wine Spectator, 94 pts. issue: 10/15/94 1 bottle $275-350 707. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1986 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe “Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection.” L. Perrotti-Brown for R. Parker, 100 pts. 05/09 R. Parker, 100 pts. 7 bottles $5,000-7,500 708. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1988 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 1 bottle $300-400 709. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1990 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 96 pts. 06/09 3 bottles $2,100-3,100 710. Chateau Lynch Bages 1988 Pauillac, 5eme Cru Classe JS for Wine Spectator, 95 pts. issue: web only 2009 12 bottles $700-1,100 711. Chateau Talbot 1989 St. Julien, 4eme Cru Classe 5 bottles $300-400 712. Chateau Beaucastel 1990 Southern Rhone R. Parker, 96 pts. 01/03 6 bottles $750-1,000


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713. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne 1990 Northern Rhone 7 bottles $300-400 714. J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese 1988 Germany 4 bottles $300-450 715. Chateau Angelus 1986 (1 bt) Chateau Beychevelle 1988 (1 bt) 1989 (6 bts) Chateau Calon Segur 1988 (1 bt) Chateau Leoville Barton 1986 (3 bts) Chateau Lynch Bages 1985 (1 bt) Les Forts de Latour 1989 (1 bt) Chateau Rieussec 1988 (2 bts) 16 bottles $1,000-1,500 716. Chateau Beaucastel 1994 (5 bts) Jadot Clos des Ursules 1990 (1 bt) Bernard Burgand Cote Rotie 1985 (1 bt) Chateau Montelena 1987 (1 bt) Spottswoode 1987 (1 bt) Dom. des Trois Plantiers Chateauneuf du Pape 1989 (1 bt) Chateau Suduiraut 1985 (1 bt) Graham’s 1985 (2 bts) Graham’s Malvedos 1988 (1 bt) 14 bottles $800-1,200 From various cellars, stored in ideal conditions. 717. Chateau Bouscaut 1975 Pessac Leognan u: all top shoulder or better, bin soil and light capsule corrosion to all 12 bottles $350-500 718. Chateau Figeac 1970 St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe u: very top shoulder, light bin soil 17 demi bottles $700-1,000 719. Chateau Haut Brion 1982 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe u: 3cm, light bin soil R. Parker, 95 pts. 06/09 1 bottle $600-800

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720. Chateau Haut Brion 1989 Pessac Leognan, 1er Cru Classe “What a gorgeous, seductive and beautiful wine, as always. I can’t get over the perfumed aromas of subtle milk chocolate, cedar and sweet tobacco. Full-bodied, yet so refined and silky, lasting for minutes on the palate. Everything is in just the right proportion. This is a wine that will go on forever. I love it. One of my great loves in the wine world.” JS for Wine Spectator, 100 pts. issue: web only 2010 12 bottles (owc) $12,000-18,000 721. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1947 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: one top shoulder, five high shoulder, five high-mid shoulder, one mid shoulder 12 bottles (owc) $8,000-13,000 722. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1962 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: top shoulder, light bin soil, label staining 1 magnum $500-700 723. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1970 u: ten very top shoulder or better, two top shoulder Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 11 bottles $3,000-4,000 724. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1988 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe R. Parker, 94 pts. 10/94 3 double magnums (owc) $5,500-7,500 725. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1997 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe 1 double magnum $1,500-2,200 726. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1959 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe “I am always blown away by the 1959 Mouton, one of the greatest Moutons made in the last thirty-five years. Every time I have this wine it is undeniable that Mouton made a richer, more persuasive wine in 1959 than in 1961. Astonishingly young and unevolved, with a black/ purple color, the wine exhibits a youthful nose of cassis, minerals, and new oak. It is exceptionally powerful and super-extracted, with the fruit supported by high levels of tannin and some lusty quantities of alcohol. This mammoth, full-bodied Mouton-Rothschild should continue to evolve for another 20-30 years. It may well be a 100-year wine!” R. Parker, 100 pts. 01/98 6 bottles $7,500-11,000


727. Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1978 Pauillac, 1er Cru Classe u: two top shoulder, or better, two high shoulder, some capsule oxidation, corrosion and nicking 12 bottles $1,400-1,900 728. Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1987 Chateau Latour 1970 1987 3 bottles $500-700 729. Chateau Petrus 1970 Pomerol, Cru Exceptionnel u: top shoulder, light bin soil “The 1970 Petrus has developed magnificently over the last 4-5 years. Tight and reserved early in life, it has blossomed into a true blockbuster. This massive, highly-extracted, full-bodied, jammy, thick, unctuouslytextured wine possesses a huge, spice, tobacco, black-cherry, mochascented nose. It is a real turn-on. The wine is fully mature, but it has at least 20 years of life remaining. A spectacular Petrus, it is now superior to the 1971, which out-performed it for nearly two decades. Owners of this wine have a true nectar in their cellars.” R. Parker, 98 pts. 06/98 1 bottle $1,000-1,500

Sauternes 730. Chateau d’Yquem 1967 Premier Cru Classe u: very top shoulder, golden amber, label unaffixed “Based solely on the strength of what is unquestionably a great Yquem, many have concluded that 1967 was a superb vintage for Sauternes. The truth is that 1967 was a very good but irregular vintage. As for Yquem, it is close to perfection. Medium amber/golden with a full intensity bouquet of vanillin spice, honey, ripe pineapples, and coconut, this intense, very ripe, unctuous Yquem has layers of sweet, opulent fruit, excellent balance, and a hefty, powerful finish. Almost too big and rich to be served with food, this wine should be drunk alone as a dessert. From the point of view of this wine’s evolution, it has hardly budged in the last six years. Anticipated maturity: Now-2035. Last tasted, 12/90.” R. Parker, 96 pts. 01/98 1 bottle $800-1,200 731. Delagrange Bachelet Chassagne Montrachet les Caillerets 1981 Cote de Beaune u: three 3.5cm, three 6.5cm 6 bottles $550-850 732. Dom. de la Romanee Conti Grand Cru La Tache 1978 Cote de Nuits u: 3cm, light label staining Bottle No. 008863 R. Parker, 95 pts. 08/95 1 bottle $2,000-3,000

Champagne 733. 1937 Bollinger Extra Quality Brut 1 bottle $500-750 733A. Gaja Barbaresco 1995 1996 1997 Piedmont 3 bottles $300-450 734. Gaja Costa Russi 1995 1996 1997 Piedmont 3 bottles $500-700 735. Gaja Sori San Lorenzo 1995, R. Parker, 91 pts. 08/99 1996, R. Parker, 96 pts. 08/00 1997, R. Parker, 98 pts. 12/04 Piedmont 3 bottles $500-700 736. Gaja Sori Tildin 1995, R. Parker, 91 pts. 08/99 1996, R. Parker, 96 pts. 08/00 1997, A. Galloni for R. Parker, 99 pts. 12/04 Piedmont 3 bottles $500-700 737. B Giacosa Barolo Riserva Falletto di Serralunga d’Alba 2001 Piedmont A. Galloni for R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/06 12 bottles (owc) $3,000-4,500 738. Numanthia Termanthia 2002 Castilla Leon 6 bottles $500-750 Although distinctly more modern, Pingus rivals Vega Sicilia as top wine of the region. –CM 739. Dominio de Pingus Pingus 2005 Ribera del Duero 2 bottles $950-1,400

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740. Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 1966 (2 bts) Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1967 (1 bt) Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2001 (2 bts) Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 1993 (3 bts) Chateau Suduiraut 1967 (1 bt) Heidsieck Blue Diamant 1985 (1 bt) Ferreira Port 1960 (1 bt) Justino’s Malmsey Madeira 1964 (1 bt) 12 bottles $450-650 741. Flora Springs Hillside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 Napa u: all into neck “Displays all the ingredients for excellence, offering impressive meaty, smoky, oaky flavors before the leathery currant and dried cherry fold in. Young, dense and tightly wound, it needs time in the cellar, but the flavors build to a wonderful aftertaste. 800 cases made.” JL for Wine Spectator, 96 pts. 10/15/97 4 bottles $400-500 742. Kayli Morgan Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Napa “In a vintage that tended to produce more rustic tannins as well as more structured, masculine wines, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard has turned out brilliantly. Like its siblings, it exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, low acidity, incredibly sweet, ripe tannins, and notes of melted chocolate, kirsch liqueur, and a hint of cassis. Opulent, intense, and full-bodied with fabulous fruit purity and depth, this is a tour de force in winemaking. It is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. It will drink well for 15+ years.” R. Parker, 99 pts. 12/08 3 bottles $700-900 743. Screaming Eagle 2007 Napa “The most profound Screaming Eagle since the 2002 and 1997, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (an 800-case blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc) offers up a prodigiously pure, complex nose of cassis, spring flowers, licorice and black currants, the latter component being so intense and lingering that it makes this cuvee stand apart from other Napa Valley wines. Full-bodied in the mouth, like a ballerina on her toes, this wine glides gracefully across the palate with a cascade of purity, equilibrium and compelling complexity. Extraordinary balance and elegance combined with power make for an utterly stunning wine that should drink well for two decades or more. Even though the estate is being reconstituted and a new winery built, this wine still came from the old sector of the vineyard (15.5 acres) that was used by the previous proprietor, Jean Phillips.” R. Parker, 100 pts. 12/10 2 bottles $2,000-3,000

Armagnac 744. Chateau de Ravignon 1946 Grand Bas Armagnac 6 bottles (owc) $900-1,200

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745. Dom. de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre) 1908 Grand Bas Armagnac 5 bottles $3,000-4,500 746. Dom. de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre) 1910 Grand Bas Armagnac 12 bottles $7,000-10,000 747. Dom. de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre) 1912 Grand Bas Armagnac 3 bottles $1,800-2,400 748. Dom. de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre) 1919 Grand Bas Armagnac 12 bottles $5,500-8,500 749. Dom. de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre) 1928 Grand Bas Armagnac 4 bottles $1,600-2,400 750. Dom. Lasgraves (H et JL Farbos) 1949 Bas Armagnac some losses to capsules 12 bottles $5,000-7,500 751. Dom. Lasgraves (H et JL Farbos) 1951 Bas Armagnac losses to wax - two vintages stamps mostly missing 4 bottles $800-1,200 752. Gaston Briand Grande Fine Champagne Cognac 1904 no capsule - scotch tape instead 1 bottle $200-300 753. Remy Martin XIII Grand Champagne Cognac in velvet box with glass stopper 1 bottle $1,000-1,500

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Ullage (Level of Wine) Illustration and Interpretations For Bordeaux, Port, and other shouldered bottles n. ullage is into neck bn. bottom neck vts. very top shoulder ts. top shoulder; usual level for Bordeaux older than 15 yrs hs. high shoulder; usual cork reduction, often found in Bordeaux over 20 yrs, low risk ms. mid shoulder; variation likely as indicates cork deterioration lms. low mid shoulder; some risks, reflected in estimates s. shoulder; risky, reflected in estimates into neck bottom neck very top shoulder top shoulder high shoulder mid shoulder low mid shoulder shoulder

Ullage of wines of vintages fifteen years and younger may be assumed to be of bottom neck or better unless otherwise noted. Similarly, regarding older vintages, lack of notation indicates acceptable and appropriate ullage, clear label and sound cork; potential bidders must be prepared for reasonable variations in ullage in all vintages older than 15 years. Bidders with specific condition questions should contact the Fine Wines department. Conditions generally not noted on group lots. Bordeaux wines are catalogued referencing the 1855 classification. Chateau Petrus cataloguing reflects the practice of granting it 1er Cru Classe and other notable Pomerol Chateaux are designated Cru Classe. All Bordeaux wines may assume to be chateau bottled unless otherwise stated. It is standard practice for Skinner/Lower Falls Wine to open all original wooden cases (owc) for visual inspection. The opening of banded cases will be determined on an individual basis. For Burgundy, German wines and all other more gradually slope-shouldered bottles, the ullage measurement is taken in centimeters from cork base, e.g. 3cm, 5cm, 7cm. Bottle Sizes bottle (750 ml) magnum (2xbt) marie jeanne (3xbt) double magnum (4xbt)

jeroboam (4xbt); Burgundy, Champagne jeroboam (6xbt); Bordeaux imperiale (8xbt); Bordeaux methuselah (8xbt); Burgundy

half bottle (hbt) split (1/4 bottle) Champagne

Buyers’ Caution: Levels are as when catalogued; ullage may change due to cork deterioration; other bottle conditions may occur during storage and shipment. Risk of ullage variation and cork deterioration and/or failure is assumed by the buyer at time of sale and no sale cancellations, price negotiations, or bottle substitutions will be undertaken by either Skinner or Lower Falls Wine. Similarly, no substitutions will be made due to inaccurate descriptions. Flights of Lots: Are of the same type, vintage and bottle count and follow one after another numerically, though ullage and bottle conditions may vary. The auctioneer may exercise discretion to offer, in consecutive lot order and at that same price, the following lots in the flight to the first successful bidder of that flight. Subsequently, those lots not purchased will be offered anew and so on. Absentee bids placed on any lot in a flight will be applied to the next lot in the flight (if unsuccessful) until the flight concludes. Environmental Note: It has only been in the last 15-20 years that the wine industry has moved away from using lead capsules to cover the cork and neck of a bottle. When opening an older wine, if you do have a lead capsule, give consideration as to how you dispose of it.


Index [ ] = denotes partial lot CHAMPAGNE NV/MV Billecart Salmon Brut Rose, 456 Billecart Salmon Brut Rose, 457 1937 Bollinger Extra Quality Brut, 733 1976 Krug Collection, 171 1982 Dom Perignon Cuvee Dom Perignon, 284 1985 Bollinger RD, 170 Charles Heidsieck Charlie Brut Oenotheque, 460 Heidsieck Blue Diamant, [740] 1988 Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne, 285 1990 Dom Perignon, 56 Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut, 458 Krug Brut, 463 1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires, 461 1996 Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut, 459 Deutz Cuvee William Deutz Rose, 462 Krug Brut, 464 Lanson Gold Label, 465 Louis Roederer Cristal, 466 Perrier-Jouet Fleur de Champagne Cuvee Belle Epoque, 467 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs, 468 LARGE FORMAT Billecart Salmon Brut Rose, 456, 457 Krug Champagne Brut, 464 Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne, 285 Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne Cuvee Belle Epoque, 467

RED BORDEAUX

1955 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, 215, 662 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 257 1959 Chateau Haut Brion 1959,7 Chateau La Tour Carnet, 237 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 726 1961 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 372 Chateau Margaux, 241, 242 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 258, 259, 259A, 375 1962 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 217, 722 1964 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Cheval Blanc St. Emilion, 205, 205A Haut Brion, 213 Latour, 235 Margaux, 243, 244 Mouton, 260

1966 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Ducru Beaucaillou [740] Lafite Rothschild, 218 Latour, 236 Margaux, 245 Mouton, 261

1967 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 219, [740] Chateau Margaux, 246 Chateau Mouton, 262 1970 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Figeac, 718 Lafite Rothschild, 99, 723 Latour, 114, [728] Margaux, 247, 248 Mouton Rotshchild [133], 220, 263 Petrus, 376, 729

1971 Chateau Margaux, 249-252 1973 Chateau Brane Cantenac, 201-204 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, 208-212 Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron, 273-280

1945 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 256

1975 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

1947 Chateau Cos d’Estournel, 206 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 721 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 373

1976 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 34 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 38 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 39

1949 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 216

1978 Chateau Margaux, [122] Chateau Mouton Rothschild, [133], 727

1936 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, [133]

1953 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

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Cos d’Estournel, 207 La Mission Haut Brion, 214 Margaux, 240 Mouton Rothschild, 374

Bouscaut, 717 Lafite Rothschild, 36 Lafite Rothschild, 37 Latour, 115, [140]

1979 Chateau Margaux, [122]

1981 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Gruaud Larose [351] Lafite Rothschild, 100 Margaux, [122] Mouton Rothschild, 356

1982 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Cheval Blanc, 35 Cos d’Estournel, 3 Haut Brion, 8, 719 La Mission Haut Brion, 11 Lafite Rothschild, 21, 221-231 Leoville Las Cases, 25 Margaux, 14, 253-255 Mouton Rothschild, 73, 123, 264-270 Pichon Longueville Lalande, 18

1983 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Gruaud Larose, [351] La Lagune, 352 Lafite Rothschild, 101 Margaux, 15, 672 Mouton Rothschild [133], 706 Pichon Longueville, Lalande, [93]

1985 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateua

Leoville Barton, [82] La Mission Haut Brion, 663 Lafite Rothschild, 102 Latour, 116 Lynch Bages, 238, 239, [715] Mouton Rothschild, 124, 675

1986 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Angelus, [715] Cheval Blanc, 1 Cos d’Estournel, 4, [87] Gruaud Larose, 6, [20] Lafite Rothschild, 22, 103 Leoville Barton, [715] Lynch Bages, 72, 702 Margaux, 16, 673, 703 Mouton Rothschild, 26, 410, 707 Pichon Longueville Lalande, 19

1987 Chateau Lafite Rothschild,353, [728] Chateau Latour, 728 1988 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Calon Segur 1988, [715] Chasse Spleen, 698 Cos d’Estournel, [87] Haut Bages Liberal, 699 Lafite Rothschild, 724 Latour, 47 Lynch Bages, 710 Margaux, 704 Mouton Rothschild, 125, [696], 708 Pichon Longueville, Lalande, [93]

1989 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Beychevelle, 697, [715] Calon Segur,43 Cos d’Estournel, [715] Haut Brion, 9, 95, 397, 720 La Mission Haut Brion, 12, 403 Lafite Rothschild, 232-234 Latour, [140] Leoville Poyferre, 52 Margaux, 122 Montrose, [20]


Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 126, 271, 272 Chateau Palmer,[20] Chateau Petrus, 134 Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron, [20] Chateau Talbot, 711 Les Forts de Latour, [715] 1990 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Cheval Blanc, 2 Haut Brion, 10, 670, 700 L’Evangile, 5, 661 Lafite Rothschild, 23, 709 Latour, 13, 117, 701 Leoville Barton, [82] Margaux, 674, 705 Mouton Rothschild, 17, [133] Pichon Longueville Lalande 1990, [20]

1992 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 354 Chateau de Carles Fronsac, 684 1993 Chateau Pichon Longueville, Baron, [740] 1994 Chateau Haut Brion [45] Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 104 1995 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau 1996 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Haut Brion, 96 Lafite Rothschild, 105 Leoville Barton, 81, 89 Lynch Bages, 671 Mouton Rothschild, 127, 128 Pichon Longueville Lalande, [93]

Carruades de Lafite Rothschild, [657] Clerc Milon, 658 Duhart Milon Rothschild, 659 Haut Brion [45], 97 L’Evangile, [140] Lafite Rothschild, 106 Latour, 118 Margaux, 407 Mouton Rotshchild, [133]

1997 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Cantemerle, 683 Haut Brion, 98 L’Evangile, 90 La Fleur Petrus, 691 Latour, 24, 119, 120 Lafite Rothschild, 107, 725 Mouton Rothschild, 129

1998 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

La Conseillante, 42 Haut Brion, 45 La Mission Haut Brion, 664 Lafite Rothschild, 108, 355 Mouton Rothschild, 130 Palmer, 54

1999 Chateau Carruades de Lafite Rothschild, 656 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 94 Chateau Leoville Las Cases, 667

2000 Chateau Angelus, 391 Chateau Ausone, 392 Chateau Calon Segur, 655 Chateau Carruades de Lafite, 394 Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild, 660 Chateau Haut Brion, [45], 398 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, 404, 665 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 399 Chateau Lafleur, 402 Chateau Langoa Barton, 666 Chateau Latour, 405 Chateau Leoville Las Cases, 406 Chateau Lynch Bages, 668 Chateau Margaux, 408 Chateau Mondorion, 91 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 131 Chateau Pavie, 413 Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande, 415 Ducru Beaucaillou, 80 Les Forts de Latour, 669 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux, 416 2001 Chateuau Lafite Rothschild, 46, 109, 110, 113 Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2001, [740] Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 132

WHITE BORDEAUX 1945 Chateau d’Yquem, 377 1949 Chateau d’Yquem, 378 Chateau La Tour Blanche, 281 1955 Chateau La Tour Blanche, 282 1967 Chateau d’Yquem, 730 Chateau Suduiraut, [740] 1970 Chateau d’Yquem, 40 1971 Chateau d’Yquem, 41 1975 Chateau d’Yquem, 27 1980 Chateau d’Yquem, [28] Chateau de Fargues, [28]

2002 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Haut Brion, 693 La Conseillante, 685-687 La Mission Haut Brion, 694 Lafite Rothschild, 111, 688-690 Latour, 121 Palmer, 84

1981 Chateau Rieussec, 357

2003 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Ausone, 393 Carruades de Lafite Rothschild, 657 Clerc Milon, 395 Cos d’Estournel, 396 La Couspaude, 88 Lafite Rothschild, 112, 400 Margaux, 409 Montrose, 83 Pavie, 92

1988 Chateau Climens, [28] Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey, [28] Chateau Rieussec, [715]

2005 Chateau Chateau Chateau Chateau

Duhart Milon, 44 Lascombes, 48-51 Pape Clement, 412 Pavie Decesse, 414

1997 Chateau Rieussec, [75]

2006 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 401 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 411 Les Forts de Latour, 53 LARGE FORMAT Chateau Duhart Milon, 44 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 21, 99, 110, 372, 722, 724, 725 Chateau Latour, 115 Chateau La Tour Carnet, 237 Chateau Margaux, 673 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 126, 375 Les Forts de Latour, 53

1986 Chateau Climens, [28] Chateau d’Yquem, 135 Chateau Rieussec, [28], 358

1995 Chateau Coutet Cuvee Madame, 290 1996 Chateau Rieussec, [75]

2001 Chateau Climens, 418 Chateau Rieussec, 74 Chateau Suduiraut, 417

RED BURGUNDY 1959 Bouchard Grand Cru Le Corton, 379 1961 G. Noellat Nuits St. Georges Les Boudots 1er Cru, 382 1969 Th. Freres Nuits St. Georges Les Richmones 1er Cru, 381

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1978 Dom. de la Romanee Conti Grand Cru La Tache, 732 1981 Delagrange Bachelet Chassagne Montrachet les Caillerets, 731 1982 A. Boutron, Aloxe Corton, 283 1985 Dom. de la Romanee Conti Grand Cru La Tache, 29 Dom. de la Romanee Conti Grand Cru Richebourg, 30 1990 Jadot Clos des Ursules, 716 1991 de Vogue Bonnes Mares Grand Cru, 305 de Vogue Chambolle Musigny, 308, 309 1996 de Vogue Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru, 310 Morey St. Denis 1er Cru-Clos de La Bussiere, 680 1997 H. Gouges Nuits St. Georges Les Vaucrains, 678 1999 R. Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Les Vaucrains, 676 2000 L. Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules, 679

Lignier Michelot Morey St. Denis Les Faconnieres 1er Cru, 436 Mommessin Clos de Tart Grand Cru, 443 G. Mugnuret Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru les Feusselottes, 296 Mugnuret Gisbourg Echezeaux Grand Cru, 301 Mugneret Gibourg Vosne Romanee, 304 JF Mugnier 1er Cru Clos de la Marechale 1er Cru, 445 JF Mugnier Clos de la Marechale 1er Cru, 446 Henri et Gilles Remoriquet Vosne-Romanee Au-dessus des Malconsorts 1er Cru, 447 J.Roty Charmes Chambertin Tres Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 448 Taupenot Merme Mazoyeres Grand Cru Chambertin, 449 Tollot Beaut Corton Bressandes, 450 de Vogue Musigny Cuvee Vieilles Vignes, 451 2006 Groffier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru, 293 Groffier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru, 294 G. Mugnuret Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, 297 Mugnuret Grand Cru Ruchottes Chambertin, 298 Mugnuret Gibourg Echezeaux Grand Cru, 302 de Vogue Bonnes Mares Grand Cru, 306 de Vogue Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru les Amoureuses, 311 de Vogue Musigny Grand Cru, 312 2007 M. Lafarge Volnay Vendage Selectiones, 55 Mugneret Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru, 299 Mugneret Gibourg Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, 300 Mugneret Gibourg Echezeaux Grand Cru, 303 de Vogue Bonnes Mares Grand Cru, 307 de Vogue Musigny Grand Cru, 313

2004 Groffier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru, 291 2005 Pierre Amiot Clos St. Denis, Grand Cru, 419 d’Angerville Volnay Champans 1er Cru, 420 d’Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs 1er Cru, 421 Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux Monopole, 422 Bouchard Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, 424 Bouchard Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot 1er Cru, 425 Sylvain Cathiard Vosne-Romanee Aux Malconsorts 1er Cru, 426 Chandon de Briailles Corton Bressandes Grand Cru, 427 Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Les Vaucrains 1er Cru, 428 Groffier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru, 292 Groffier Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses 1er Cru, 295 Alain Hudelot Noellat Richebourg, 432 Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, 434 Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques 1er Cru, 435 D. Laurent Bonnes Mares Grand Cuvee Vielles Vignes, 437 D . Laurent Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru, 438 D. Laurent Clos Vougeot Cuvee Vieilles Vignes “Intra-muros” Grand Cru, 439 D. Laurent Clos Vougeot Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Sui Generis, 440 D. Laurent Echezeaux Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru, 441 D. Laurent Mazis-Chambertin Cuvee Vielles Vignes Grand Cru, 442

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W. Fevre Chablis Bougros Cote de Bouguerots Grand Cru, 453 W. Fevre Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru, 454 Guffens Heynen Macon Pierreclos, 429 Louis Jadot Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, 433 2004 Bouchard Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, 423 Dauvissat-Camus Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos , [452] W. Fevre Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru, 455 2005 Dauvissat-Camus Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos , [452] Guffens Heynen Macon Pierreclos En Crazy, 430 Guffens Heynen Pouilly Fuisse, 431 2006 Dauvissat-Camus Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru, [452] LARGE FORMAT Bouchard Corton Charlemagne, 423

RHONE 1983 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle, [31] 1989 Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon, 476 1990 Chateau Beaucastel, 712 Chapoutier Hermitage, 713 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle, 31

LARGE FORMAT Bouchard Grand Cru Le Corton, 379 JF Mugnier St. Georges Clos de la Marechale 1er Cru, 446

1994 Chateau Beaucastel, [716]

WHITE BURGUNDY

1999 Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc Cuvee de l’Oree, 472 Chapoutier Ermitage l’Ermite, 474 Delas Freres Hermitage Les Bessards, 485 Guigal La Landonne, La Mouline, & La Turque, 489, 490

1985 R & V Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, [86] 1986 Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne, [696] 1988 R & V Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, [86] 1989 R & V Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, [86] Dom. de la Romanee Grand Cru Conti Montrachet, 380 Drouhin Chassagne Montrachet Marquis Laguiche, 695 1990 R & V Dauvissat Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, [86] 1996 Dauvissat Camus 1er Cru La Forest, 677 1998 Chateau La Garde Blanc, 692 2002 Dauvissat-Camus Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru, [452]

1998 Chateau Beaucastel, 85

2000 Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc Cuvee de L’Oree, 473 Pegau Cuvee du Capo, 76 2001 Dom. de la Janasse Cuvee Vieilles Vignes, 491 Usseglio Cuvee de mon Aieul, 136 2003 Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal, 475 Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon, 477 2005 Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon, 57, 478, 479 Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage Les Varonniers, 471 Le Clos du Caillou Reserve Le Clos du Caillou, 481 Clos Saint Jean Deus Ex Machina, 484 Guigal La Landonne, 486 Guigal La Turque, 487 Dom. de la Janasse Cuvee Vieilles Vignes, 492 Saint Cosme Cote Rotie, 494 Pierre Usseglio & Fils Cuvee de mon Aieul, 495


2006 Clos des Papes, 482 Guigal Condrieu La Doriane, 488 2007 Domaine Charvin, 480 Clos du Mont Olivet la Cuvee du Papet, 483 Mas de Boislauzon Cuvee du Quet, 493 LARGE FORMAT Beaucastel, 85 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle, 31 Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon, 57

LOIRE 1999 P. Delesvaux Coteaux de Layon Selection de Grains Nobles, 500 2002 Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume, 498 2005 Gerard Boulay Sancerre La Comtesse, 499 Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fume de Pouilly, 496 Didier Dagueneau Fume de Pouilly Pur Sang, 497

ALSACE 2001 Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste. Hune, 501 Zind Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain, 502

GERMANY 1988 J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese, 714 1989 Dr. Burklin Wolf Riesling TBA Rheinpfalz 1989, [696] 2004 Muller Catoir Gimmeldinger Schlossel Rieslander Berenauslese, 59 Muller Catoir Haardter Bergergarten Riesling Auslese, 60

HUNGARY 1991 Tokaji Aszu Nyulaszo, [20]

ITALY 1961 Borgogno Barolo Riserva, 314 1978 Conterno Barolo Riserva Speciale Monfortino, 32 1995 Gaja Costa Russi, [734] Gaja Sori San Lorenzo, [735] Gaja Sori Tildin, [736]

1996 Antinori Solaia 1996, [138] Gaja Barbaresco, 330, 331 Gaja Costa Russi, [734] Gaja Sori San Lorenzo, 335, [735] Gaja Sori Tildin, 736 1997 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli, 503 Antinori Tignanello, 504 Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino, 360 Castelgiocondo (Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, 507 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d’Alceo, 508 Gaja Barbaresco, 332, 333 Gaja Costa Russi, 734 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo, [735] Gaja Sori Tildin, 736 Giacosa Barbaresco Asili, [534] Gromis (Gaja) Barolo Conteisa Cerequio, [534] Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino, 361 Sassicaia, 525 1999 Antinori Solaia, 137 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d’Alceo, 509 Fanti (Tenuta San Filippo) Brunello di Montalcino, 511 Giacomo Conterno Barolo, 315 Giacomo Conterno Monfortino, 316 Lamborghini (La Fiorita) Campoleone, 540 Ornellaia, 517 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino, 528 2000 Antionori Guado Al Tasso, [138] Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco 25 Anniversary, 505 Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Riserva, 317-321 Lamborghini (La Fiorita) Campoleone, 541 Ornellaia, 518 Sassicaia, 139, 526 Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata Riserva, 537 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Riserva Vecchie dei Capalot Brunate, 539 2001 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova, 506 Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Santa Caterina, 510 Fontodi Flaccianello, 514 Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico, 542 Gaja Barbaresco, 334 Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Sugarille B & M, 347 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia Serralunga d’Alba, 325, 326 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva, 323 Giacomo Conterno Monfortino, 324 Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Riserva, 322 Giacosa Barolo Riserva, 340 Giacosa Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga, 535 Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga d’Alba, 341 Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche di Serralunga d’Alba, 342 Giacosa Red Label Riserva Falletto Rocche, 737 Ornellaia Masseto, 521 Pertimali (Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino, 522 Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione Alta Valle della Greve, 523 Il Poggione (Proprieta Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, 524

Produttori del Barbaresco, 344 Rinaldi Barolo, 345 Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata Riserva, 538 Sette Ponti Oreno, 527 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino, 529 Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, 349 Tua Rita Giusto di Notri, 531 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino, 532 2002 Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, 350 2003 Conterno Cascina Francia Barolo, 58 Galardi Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina, 543 2004 Cerbaiona Brunello di Montalcino, 346 Fattoria Le Pupille (Elisabetta Geppetti) Saffredi Maremma, 512 Fattoria Petrolo Galatrona, 513 Fontodi Flaccianello, 515 Gaja Barbaresco, 533 Gaja Costa Russi, 336 Gaja Sori Tildin, 337 Galardi Terra di Lavoro Roccamonfina, 544 Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefeno, 338 Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja, 339 Giacosa Barolo Falletto, 343 Giacosa Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto, 536 Ornellaia, 519 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino, 530 2005 Gaja Barbaresco, 327-329 2006 Fontodi Flaccianello, 516 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte, 348 Ornellaia, 520 2007 Isole e Olena Cepparello, 172, 173 LARGE FORMAT Conterno Cascina Francia Barolo, 58 Gaja Barbaresco, 329, 533 Giacomo Conterno Monfortino, 316 Giacomo Conterno Riserva Monfortino, 321, 324 Giacosa Barolo Riserva le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga, 341, 535 Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche di Serralunga, 342 Isole e Olena Cepparello, 172, 173 Produttori del Barbaresco, 344 Rinaldi Barolo, 345 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Riserva Vecchie dei Capalot Brunate, 539

SPAIN 1959 Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserve, [696] 1966 Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia White, 383-388 1995 Alion, [62] Haciendo Monasterio, 61

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1996 Abadia Retuerta Cuvee El Campanario, [62] Torre Muga Torre, [62] 2001 Aalto P.S., 552 Clos Erasmus, 547A El Nido Clio, 547A Muga Aro, 555 2002 El Nido Clio, 545 Numanthia Termanthia, 738 2003 Benjamin Romeo Contador, 557 2004 Aalto P.S., 553 Clos Erasmus, 547B Clos Mogador, 548 LAN Culmen Riserva, 554 Mas Doix Priorat Costers de Vinyes Velles, 550 El Nido Clio, 546, 547 Numanthia Termes Numanthia, 560-562 Pintia (Vega Sicilia), 563 Benjamin Romeo La Cueva del Contador, 556 Benjamin Romeo Contador, 558 Benjamin Romeo La Vina De Andres Romeo, 559 2005 Clos Mogador, 549 Dominio de Pingus Pingus, 739 Mas Doix Priorat Costers de Vinyes Velles, 551 LARGE FORMAT Pintia (Vega Sicilia),563

AUSTRALIA 1982 Penfolds Grange Hermitage, [33] 1983 Penfolds Grange, [33] Penfolds Grange Hermitage, [33] 1987 Penfolds Grange Hermitage, [33]

Two Hands Bella’s Garden Shiraz, 580 2003 Henry’s Drive Reserve Shiraz, 569 Kilikanoon Oracle Shiraz, 572 2004 Mitolo Shiraz G.A.M., 574 Mitolo Shiraz Savitar, 575 2005 Kaesler The Bogan Shiraz, 570 Kalleske Greenock Shiraz, 571 Mollydooker Shiraz The Boxer, 577 JF Mugnier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru, 444 Oliverhill Winery Shiraz Jimmy Section, 578 LARGE FORMAT Mitolo Shiraz Savitar, 575

NEW ZEALAND

1991 Cain Five Estate Bottled, [144] 1992 Bryant Family Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 143 Chateau Montelena Estate, 147 Silver Oak Cellars, 158

1994 Cain Five, [145] Cain Five Estate Bottled, [144] Flora Springs Hillside Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 741 Opus One, [154] Silver Oak Cellars, [165]

2001 Neiman Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine Caldwell Vineyard, 626 1976 Robert Mondavi Reserve, 367 1979 Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 289 1980 Beaulieu Georges de Latour Private Reserve, [141] Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard, [366] 1981 Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard, 362

1983 Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard, [366]

1998 d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz, [566] Fox Creek Shiraz Reserve, 567

1984 Chateua Montelena Napa, [149] Dunn Vineyard Artists Series Cabernet Sauvignon, 288 Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard, 363

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1990 Chateau Montelena Estate, [149]

CALIFORNIA

1992 Penfolds Grange, [33]

2002 Branson Coach House Shiraz Single Vineyard Greenock Block, 565 E & E Black Pepper Estate Shiraz, 564 Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz, 568 Mr. Riggs Shiraz,573 Mitolo Shiraz G.A.M. & Reiver, 576 Shirvington Shiraz, 579

1989 Silver Oak Cellars, [166]

1993 Beaulieu Georges de Latour Private Reserve, [141] Cain Five Estate Bottled, [144] Silver Oak Cellars, [165, 166]

1988 Penfolds Grange Hermitage, [33]

2000 Castagna Genesis Shiraz, [359]

1988 Silver Oak Cellars, [166]

2002 Craggy Range Syrah Le Sol Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, 581

1982 Beaulieu Georges de Latour Private Reserve, [141] Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard [366] Jos. Phelps Eisele Vineyard, 368 Silver Oak Cellars, 369

1999 d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz, [566]

1987 Chateau Montelena, [716] Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, 156 Spottswoode, [716]

1985 Beaulieu Georges de Latour Private Reserve, [141] Cain Five, [145] Chateua Montelena Napa, [149] Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon, 287 Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard, 364 1986 Silver Oak Cellars, [166]

1995 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, 586 Beaulieu Georges de Latour Private Reserve, [141] Cain Five, [145] Chateau Montelena Estate, [149] Harlan Estate, 151 Shafer Hillside Select, [647] Silver Oak Cellars, [165] 1996 Beaulieu Georges de Latour Private Reserve, [141] Cain Five, [145] Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, [150] Colgin Herb Lamb Cabernet Sauvignon, [175] Shafer Hillside Select, [647] 1997 Beaulieu Georges de Latour Private Reserve, [141] Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve, 142 Cain Five, [145] Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages, 594 Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard, 365 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, [150] Opus One, 152 Jos. Phelps Insignia, 596 Raymond Vineyard and Cellar Generations Cabernet Sauvignon, 155 Ridge Monte Bello, 643 Shafer Hillside Select, [647] Silver Oak Cellars, 159-161 1998 Chateau Montelena Estate, 148 Colgin Herb Lamb Cabernet Sauvignon, [175] Kistler Pinor Noir Cuvee Catherine Vertical, [78] Schrader Gaudeamus Upper Block Cabernet Sauvignon, [176] Shafer Hillside Select, [647]


1999 Beaulieu Georges de Latour Private Reserve, [141] Bond Matriarch, [590] Cain Five, [145] Colgin “Cariad,” 174 Colgin Herb Lamb Cabernet Sauvignon, 175 Kistler Pinot Noir Cuvee Catherine Vertical, [78] Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, 632 Schrader Gaudeamus Vineyard Upper Block Cabernet Sauvignon, 176 Shafer Hillside Select, [647] Silver Oak Cellar, 162 Turley Petit Syrah Hayne Vineyard Vertical, [79] 2000 Kistler Pinot Noir Cuvee Catherine Vertical, [78] Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, [63] Opus One, [154] Sean Thackrey Orion, [646] Shafer Hillside Select, 157 Silver Oak Cellars, [166] Turley Petit Syrah Hayne Vineyard Vertical, [79] Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvivnon, 168 2001 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, 146 Bond Matriarch, [590] Kistler Pinot Noir Cuvee Catherine Vertical, [78] Kongsgaard Chardonnay, 607 Neiman Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine Caldwell Vineyard, 626 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, 633 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 635 Ramey Jericho Canyon Vineyard, 642 Sean Thackrey Orion, [646] Shafer Hillside Select, [647] Shafer Relentless, 648 Turley Petit Syrah Hayne Vineyard Vertical, [79] Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 649 2002 Amuse Bouche Vertical, [77] Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard, 587 Bond Melbury, St. Eden, & Vecina, 591 Dominus, [64] Kistler Pinot Noir Cuvee Catherine Vertical, [78] Marcassin Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard, 621 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard, 622 Neiman Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Caldwell Vineyard, [626] Opus One, 66 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, 634 Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon,636 Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret, 640 Ramey Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard, 641 Rudd Oakville Estate, 644 Sean Thackrey Orion, 646 Shafer Relentless, [648] Silver Oak Cellars, 163 Sine Qua Non 123...abc, 177 Sine Qua Non Just For The Love Of It Syrah, 188 Stonefly Cabernet Sauvignon, 167 Turley Petit Syrah Hayne Vineyard Vertical, [79] Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, 169

2003 Amuse Bouche Vertical, [77] DuMOL Syrah Russian River Winery, 595 Kistler Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay, 597 Kistler Pinot Noir, [605] Kistler Pinot Noir Cuvee Catherine Vertical, [78] L’Aventure Cote a Cote Estate, 608 L’Aventure Estate Cuvee, 611 Opus One, 153 Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard, 616 Marcassin Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard, 618 Marcassin Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard, 623 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard, 624 Marcassin Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard, 625 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 637 Sean Thackrey Orion, 646 Silver Oak Cellars, 164 Sine Qua Non Li’l E Grenache, 189 Sine Qua Non Papa Syrah, 193 Turley Petit Syrah Hayne Vineyard Vertical, [79] 2004 Amuse Bouche Vertical, [77] Dominus, [64] Hanzell Chardonnay, 65 Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay, [599] Kistler Chardonnay (various vineyards), 600 Kistler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, 603 Kistler Pinot Noir, [605] L’Aventure Cote a Cote Estate, 609 Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 614 Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard, 617 Marcassin Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard, 619 Marcassin Chardonnay Zio Tony Ranch, 620 Pax Syrah Richards Family Vineyard, 629 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 638 Sine Qua Non Covert Fingers, 182 Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Vineyard Syrah, 183 Sine Qua Non Poker Face Syrah, 185 Sine Qua Non Into the Dark Grenache, 187 Sine Qua Non Ode to E Syrah, 190 Turley Petit Syrah Hayne Vineyard Vertical, [79] 2005 Alban Vineyards Syrah Lorraine, 585 Amuse Bouche Vertical, [77] Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard, [588] Brewer Clifton Pinot Noir, Rio Vista & Rancho Santa Rosa, 592 Kistler Stone Flat Vineyard Chardonnay, [598] Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay, [599] Kistler Chardonnay, Hyde & Vine Hill Vineyards, 601 L’Aventure Cote a Cote Estate, 610 L’Aventure Estate Cuvee, 612 Lewis Syrah, [615] Pax Kobler Family Vineyard Syrah, 628 Pax Syrah (various vineyards) 630 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 639 Sine Qua Non Mr. K, The Strawman & The Nobleman, 70 Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe 1a, 178 Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe 1b Syrah, 179 Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe 203 Grenache, 180 Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe 203 1c, 181 Sine Qua Non Over & Out Pinot Noir, 192

2006 Amuse Bouche Vertical, [77] Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard, [588] Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard, [589] Brewer Clifton Pinot Noir, Mount Carmel & Rancho Santa Rosa, 593 Kayli Morgan Hundred Acre Cabernet, 742 Kistler Stone Flat Vineyard Chardonnay, [598] Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay, [599] Kistler Bodega Headlands Cuvee Elizabeth Pinot Noir, 602 Kistler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, 604 Kistler Pinot Noir, [605] Kistler Pinot Noir, Cuvee Catherine & Kistler Vineyard, 606 Pax Syrah Eastern Ridge, 627 Schrader Cellars Beckstoffer To-Kalon Old Sparky, 645 Sine Qua Non Mr. K, The Strawman & The Nobleman, 71 Sine Qua Non Raven #1 Grenache, 194 Sine Qua Non Raven #3 Syrah, 195 Sine Qua Non Raven #4 Syrah, 196 Sine Qua Non Raven #5 Syrah, 197 Sine Qua Non Raven #6 and #7 Grenache, 198 Sine Qua Non Raven #9 Grenache, 199 2007 Amuse Bouche Vertical, [77] Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard, [588] Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard, [589] Lewis Alec’s Blend, 613 Lewis Syrah, [615] Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Cote, 631 Screaming Eagle, 743 LARGE FORMAT Beaulieu Georges de Latour Private Reserve, [141] Chateau Montelena, 63 Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon, 287 Dunn Vineyard Artists Series Cabernet Sauvignon, 288 Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard, 289, 362 Schrader Cellars Beckstoffer To-Kalon Old Sparky, 645 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, 156 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, [165] Stonefly Cabernet Sauvignon, 167

NORTHWEST 1989 Woodward Canyon Charbonneau, 370 1991 Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 1999 Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines, 371 2000 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vineyard, [650] 2001 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vineyard, [650] 2002 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vineyard, [650]

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Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, [69] Sine Qua Non Hollerin’ M Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, 186 St. Innocent Pinot Noir, Seven Springs & Freedom Hill Vineyards, 654 2003 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, 67, [69] Sine Qua Non Omega Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, 191 2004 Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 68 2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, [69] Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 652 Quilceda Creek Red Wine, 653 2006 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir, Beaux Freres Vineyard & Upper Terrace, 651 2007 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, [69] LARGE FORMAT Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 1991, [20] Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines, 371

SOUTH AMERICA 2004 Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena Zapata, 583 2005 Catena Malbec Argentino, 582 Catena Zapata Nicolas Cabernet Sauvignon Catena Zapata, 584

ARMAGNAC 1908 Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre), 745 1910 Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre), 746 1912 Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre), 747 1919 Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre),748 1928 Domaine de Jouanda (Robert Poyferre), 749 1946 Chateau de Ravignon, 744 1949 Domaine Lasgraves (H et JL Farbos), 750 1951 Domaine Lasgraves (H et JL Farbos), 751

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COGNAC NV Remy Martin XIII Grand Champagne Cognac, 753 1848 Monnets Extra Reserve Fine Reserve Cognac, 390 1904 Gaston Briand Grande Fine Champagne Cognac, 752

MADEIRA 1945 Borges Madeira, 389 1964 Justino’s Malmsey Madeira, [740]

PORT 1960 Ferreira Port, [740] 1963 Warres Vintage Port, 681 1977 Warres Vintage Port, 682 1985 Graham’s, [716] 1988 Graham’s Malvedos, [716] 1996 Quinta do Noval, [696]


Collection of Wines Your Wines Lower Falls Wine Co. will endeavor to release or transport your wine to you as quickly as possible. The inherent nature of fine wine – particularly aged bottles – requires that due care be taken in its storage and transport. We request your partnership in making sure no harm arises during storage, collection or transportation. We may offer suggestions as to the best course of action to safeguard your purchase. Fees charged are only to recover associated costs and are not intended to create a profit center from the act of getting your wines to you.

Pick-up of Wines Complimentary collection is available by prior arrangement only at: Lower Falls Wine Co. 2366 Washington Street (Rt. 16) Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462 Please schedule your pick up by contacting Lauren Collins at Lower Falls Wine Co., 617-332-3000, lcollins@lowerfallswine.com, or www.lowerfallswine.com, a minimum of seventy-two hours in advance. Full payment of all applicable charges must be received prior to the release of any goods. Wines will only be released to those over 21 years of age. Proof of age will be required.

Issues with Regard to Transportation All bidders should make themselves aware of the limitations and restrictions imposed by various states with regard to the importation of alcoholic beverages which have been purchased at auction and transported into any states jurisdiction. All buyers have the sole responsibility to research, understand and comply with all permit or license requirements before collection or transport of purchases occurs. Neither Skinner Inc. nor Lower Falls Wine Co. is responsible for obtaining any permits or licenses on behalf of any bidder. Lower Falls Wine will facilitate, where able, in the making of arrangements for the buyer on their behalf. Bidders are strongly urged to understand the individual state statutes with regard to importation prior to participation in any auction to insure compliance with said statutes.

Local Delivery Lower Falls Wine Co. will deliver within Metro west Boston at no charge. We will deliver for a fee inside Route 495. One case, $29 Two to four cases, $19 per case Five or more cases, $14 per case Buyers arranging Massachusetts delivery outside of Route 495 should inquire as to the fees for delivery. Deliveries are made Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Delivery will usually occur within one week of your request. All fees associated with delivery must be paid in advance of delivery. We reserve the right to (re)package wines if deemed necessary for a nominal fee. Wines will only be delivered to, and must be signed for by, someone over 21 years of age.

Splits Any lot that is split for either pick-up or delivery will be subject to a nominal charge.

Storage Complimentary storage of any purchases will not exceed forty-five days past the auction date. All uncollected lots will be charged $100 per month (or fraction thereof). Purchases in excess of ten lots will be subject to a fee of a minimum of $250 per month. Lower Falls Wine Co. will not be liable for wines fourteen (14) days after auction date.

All inquires with regard to collection or delivery should be addressed to Lower Falls Wine Co. at 617-332-3000.

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Skinner, Inc. & Lower Falls Wine Co. Conditions of Sale – Fine Wines 1. All bidders and buyers of wine must be at least 21 years of age and shall present satisfying legal documentation of this at auction. In the event the buyer is a partnership or corporate entity, the receiver of the wine shall furnish proof fulfilling this criteria. 2. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and Skinner, Inc., below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event, and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot. 3. All property is sold “as is,” and neither Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation or any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, or description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice, or in the catalog, or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability. Prospective buyers are urged to inspect those lots they have interest in. 4. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by Skinner, Inc. shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale. Please note Massachusetts state law requires all purchasers of alcoholic beverages be at least 21 years of age. 5. All merchandise purchased is payable directly to Skinner Inc., and must be paid for the day of the auction. All merchandise must be removed from Lower Falls Wine Co. within forty five (45) days of the auction, and in no event shall Skinner Inc. or Lower Falls Wine Co. have any liability for any damage to property left on its premises for more than fourteen (14) days after the sale. Lower Falls Wine Co. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage fee per lot as determined by Lower Falls Wine Co. (see Collection of Wines). If any property has not been removed within forty five (45) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. (a) the merchandise may be transferred to and stored at a bonded warehouse and the purchaser agrees to pay all transfer and storage expenses, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser. 6. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, good check, or wire transfers, payable in U.S. dollars. Checks will be acceptable only if credit has been established with Skinner or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing the check. Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. reserve the right to hold merchandise purchased until the funds have cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner and/or Lower Falls Wine Co. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. 7. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale. 8. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item. 9. Lower Falls Wine Co. may, in their discretion and at purchaser’s request, package and arrange for delivery as directed by the purchaser. In such event, purchaser agrees that (a) all such packaging, handling and delivery is at the sole risk of the purchaser and that Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. shall have no liability for any loss or damage to such items, and (b) purchaser shall pay in advance, all packaging expenses, including labor, materials, carriers fees and all insurance charges. Please arrange seventy-two (72) hours in advance for collection and delivery. Purchaser shall make itself aware of the limitations and restrictions imposed by various states in regards to the transportation and importation of alcoholic beverages and purchaser has the sole responsibility to research and comply with all permit and licensing requirements. Neither Skinner, Inc. nor Lower Falls Wine Co. shall be responsible for obtaining any permits or licenses on behalf of purchaser and no sale shall be cancelled or refunded for lack of purchaser’s noncompliance with permitting and licensing issues. (Please see Collection of Wines) 10. A premium equal to 21.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus 10% of the final bid over $200,000, will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. 11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms printed within, posted, and announced at the time of sale. Revised April 5, 2011

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