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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
California Paul Hobbs 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Piedras 1 Case 6 75cl £1,320
98
California Paul Hobbs 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 4 Case 6 75cl £1,920
98
California Paul Hobbs 2016 Fraenkle Cheshier Vineyard Pinot Noir 1 Case 6 75cl £390
California Penville 2013 Ballard Canyon Grenache 1 Bottle 150cl £50
California Peter Michael 2005 Belle Fille Chardonnay 3 Bottle 75cl £100
  • Rating 94+

    Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date 28th Dec 2007

    Source 174, The Wine Advocate

    Again, orange blossoms, hazelnuts, brioche, smoke, and honeysuckle along with some peach notes are present in the full-bodied, beautifully well-delineated, pure, zesty 2005 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille. There are only 1,600 cases of this wine, which has superb uplift and vibrancy. This 121-acre estate with 114 producing acres of vineyard all located in Knight’s Valley continues to be at the top of their game and I can’t recommend the wines highly enough. I was surprised when I showed up at Peter Michael to find both Nicolas Morlet, who replaced his brother Luc, and Luc Morlet himself, were at my tasting. It seems that Luc is still doing consulting work with his brother firmly entrenched at the winery. This is still one of the best-run wineries in the world, and one might quibble over the fact that there are so many different cuvees of Chardonnay, but they are all subtly different in style/personality. The Morlets proclaimed to me that essentially there is very little difference in the character of the Chardonnays in 2005 and 2006, except they thought the acid levels were slightly higher in 2005 and the 2006s were riper. In any event, these are sensational Chardonnays, and readers couldn’t go wrong no matter which one they buy. Previously recommended: 2005 Sauvignon Blanc l’Apres Midi (93), 2004 Chardonnay Point Rouge (95+), 2004 Chardonnay Mon Plaisir (94), 2004 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille (94), 2004 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene (97), 2004 Chardonnay La Carriere (95), 2004 Chardonnay Belle Cote (95). Tel. (707) 942-3200; Fax (707) 942-0209

Tasting Notes
94
California Peter Michael 2013 L'Esprit des Pavots 3 Bottle 75cl £70
90
California Peter Michael 2014 Coeur A Coeur 2 Bottle 75cl £65
California Peter Michael 2014 Moulin Rouge Pinot Noir 2 Bottle 75cl £75
California Peter Michael 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradis 3 Bottle 150cl £310
94
California Peter Michael 2015 Moulin Rouge Pinot Noir 3 Bottle 75cl £90
California Peter Michael 2016 Moulin Rouge Pinot Noir 3 Bottle 75cl £90
California Peter Michael 2016 Coeur A Coeur 3 Bottle 75cl £95
95
California Peter Michael 2016 Pinot Noir le Caprice 1 Bottle 75cl £95
97
California Peter Michael 2016 Pinot Noir le Caprice 1 Bottle 150cl £210
97
California Philip Togni 2013 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Case 6 150cl £1,650
96
California Philip Togni 2014 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Case 6 75cl £420
94
California Promontory 2012 Promontory 4 Case 3 75cl £1,190
  • Rating

    97

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2016 - 2046

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    28th Oct 2016

    Source

    227, The Wine Advocate

    The 2012 Promontory, which is the softest vintage to date, was slightly better this year than last year, as it had rounded out. It does not have the depth of the 2013, but it is a great wine on its own merits. Notes of new saddle leather, loamy soil, and crushed rock intermingle with blackcurrants, plum, tobacco leaf and spice in a full-bodied, wonderfully pure and large-scaled style with ripe, well-integrated tannin. It is accessible enough to enjoy, and in spite of its massiveness, it is certainly capable of evolving beautifully for 30 or more years.

Tasting Notes
97
California Ramey 2012 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 150cl £140
95
California Ramey 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal 2 Bottle 150cl £160
97
California Ramey 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal 1 Bottle 300cl £330
97
California Ramey 2013 Syrah Cole Creek 3 Bottle 75cl £45
California Ramey 2013 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 5 Bottle 150cl £110
93
California Ramey 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal 5 Bottle 150cl £220
95
California Ramey 2013 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Case 6 75cl £300
93
California Ramey 2014 Chardonnay Westside Farms 2 Bottle 75cl £40
California Ramey 2014 Template 3 Bottle 75cl £60
California Ramey 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 3 Bottle 150cl £80
California Ramey 2014 Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay 1 Bottle 300cl £145
93
California Ramey 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal 2 Bottle 300cl £500
96
California Ramey 2014 Claret 1 Case 6 75cl £144
California Ramey 2014 Platt Pinot Noir 1 Case 6 75cl £180
91
California Ramey 2014 Chardonnay Westside Farms 1 Case 6 75cl £240
California Ramey 2014 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Case 6 75cl £330
94
California Ramey 2014 Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay 1 Case 6 150cl £432
93
California Ramey 2014 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard 1 Case 6 150cl £450
95
California Ramey 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 1 Case 6 150cl £480
California Ramey 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal 2 Case 6 75cl £660
96
California Ramey 2014 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Case 6 150cl £720
94
California Ramey 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal 3 Case 6 150cl £1,440
96
California Ramey 2015 Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2 Bottle 150cl £76
95
California Ramey 2015 Claret 1 Case 6 75cl £120
90
California Ramey 2015 Template 2 Case 6 75cl £360
92
California Realm 2014 Farella Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Bottle 75cl £140
California Realm 2014 Moonracer 1 Bottle 75cl £250
96
California Realm 2014 Napa Bard 1 Case 6 75cl £640
95
California Realm 2015 Napa Bard 1 Bottle 75cl £100
California Realm 2015 Napa Bard 2 Bottle 150cl £225
California Realm 2015 Farella Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 150cl £310
98
California Realm 2015 Napa Bard 1 Case 6 75cl £600
California Realm 2017 Farella Sauvignon Blanc 1 Bottle 75cl £60
California Ridge 1999 Monte Bello 1 Bottle 75cl £200
  • Jancis
    72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. In most California vineyards, yields were cut by a cold, rainy spring. At Monte Bello, where it was colder still, flowering and set were put on hold. When summer finally came, the clement weather allowed a perfect set. Even after severe thinning, yields were two and a half tons per acre, equalling 1997's record. We harvested the separate parcels from the end of October through mid-November, as they ripened. In this vintage, fermentations destined for in-barrel malolactic were started with selected yeast; the rest - including all malolactics - were natural. 93% of the wine was racked to air-dried American oak and - as part of our ongoing comparison - 7% to the best French oak. In February, we chose 23 of the 36 parcels for the Monte Bello. 
    Fragrant, perfumed, fresh and cedary, still so fragrant and youthful on the nose. More Bordeaux-like than the other two vintages tasted. Rich, deep and so complex but without loss of freshness. Again some minerality and cedary damson sweetness of fruit still there. Long and remarkably fresh. Holds your attention. (JH) 

Tasting Notes
California Ridge 2009 Lytton Springs Zinfandel 2 Bottle 300cl £220
95
California Ridge 2018 Geyserville 1 Case 6 75cl £185
  • Rating

    96

    Release Price

    $45

    Drink Date

    2020 - 2030

    Reviewed by

     Erin Brooks

    Issue Date

    4th Feb 2021

    Source

    February 2021 Week 1, The Wine Advocate

    The 2018 Geyserville is a blend of 68% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane, 10% Petite Sirah and 2% Alicante Bouschet. It's incredibly alluring, offering up layers of warm, tricolored fruits and loads of spicy accents on the nose, with a dusty, mineral-tinged undercurrent that adds to its appeal. In the mouth, it's generously fruited and fantastically juicy, its silt-like tannins providing just enough support, and it finishes very long and layered. 9,900 cases produced.

    In January 2021, Ridge's long-time winemaker Eric Baugher announced his departure from the company in order to pursue a new winemaking venture in Napa. John Olney, who has been with Ridge for 25 years, is the new COO and head winemaker. He will oversee production at both the Monte Bello and Lytton Springs facilities.

Tasting Notes
96
California Ridge 2018 Lytton Springs 1 Case 6 75cl £185
  • Rating

    96

    Release Price

    $48

    Drink Date

    2020 - 2030

    Reviewed by

     Erin Brooks

    Issue Date

    4th Feb 2021

    Source

    February 2021 Week 1, The Wine Advocate

    The 2018 Lytton Springs is a blend of 72% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignane and 2% Mataro. The nose is lush and open, with aromas of aniseed, red and blue berries, blood orange and earth plus touches of tobacco leaf and dried flowers. The medium-bodied palate combines intense, powerful flavors with a more ethereal, silty structure, and it finishes with loads of juicy layers. It's stunning straight from bottle but will have more to give with time in the cellar. 11,900 cases produced.

    In January 2021, Ridge's long-time winemaker Eric Baugher announced his departure from the company in order to pursue a new winemaking venture in Napa. John Olney, who has been with Ridge for 25 years, is the new COO and head winemaker. He will oversee production at both the Monte Bello and Lytton Springs facilities.

Tasting Notes
96
California Rivers Marie 2014 Joy Road Chardonnay 4 Bottle 75cl £38
California Rivers Marie 2014 Corona Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 75cl £85
96
California Rivers Marie 2014 Calistoga 5 Bottle 75cl £90
California Rivers Marie 2014 Lore Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Bottle 75cl £95
96
California Rivers Marie 2015 Calistoga 4 Bottle 75cl £82
California Schrader 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon RBS To Kalon 12 Bottle 75cl £240
96
California Schrader 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer LPV Piedras 1 Case 12 75cl £3,000
94
California Shafer 1995 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Bottle 75cl £295
  • Rating

    99

    Release Price

    $110

    Drink Date

    2003 - 2030

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    1st Jan 2000

    Source

    126, The Wine Advocate

    The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select possesses lots of fatness in the mid-palate. There is plenty of tannin in this full-bodied, rich effort. It is remarkable how the finest California Cabernets combine extraordinary power and richness with balance and elegance. A stupendous wine, it is worth a special effort to obtain. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2030. 

Tasting Notes
99
California Shafer 1996 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 6 Bottle 75cl £225
  • Rating

    98

    Release Price

    $125

    Drink Date

    2000 - 2030

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    23rd Dec 2000

    Source

    132, The Wine Advocate

    Since 1991, Shafer's Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon has unquestionably been one of the top dozen or so California Cabernets. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged 32 months in 100% French oak casks (the majority Taransaud), it possesses the elegance and finesse one would expect from the Stags Leap area, but also monumental power, richness, and intensity. The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select is one of the vintage's super-stars. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by super aromatics, immense body, great fruit extraction, superb purity and overall symmetry, as well as a 40+ second finish. Revealing exceptional intensity (but no heaviness) as well as perfectly integrated acidity, tannin, and alcohol, this fabulous Cabernet will drink wonderfully for three decades.

Tasting Notes
98
California Shafer 2003 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 6 Bottle 75cl £210
  • Rating

    95

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2014 - 2030

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Dec 2014

    Source

    216, The Wine Advocate

    The 2003 is a singular style of wine, but by no means wimpy or undernourished. The 2003 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select has a dense, purple color, notes of creosote, graphite, blackberry and cassis fruit, charcoal and scorched earth. It has a full-bodied mouthfeel and excellent purity, while some rather noticeable tannins kick in on the finish. This wine seems to be moving from adolescence to that early mature stage, where I would expect it to hold for at least another 10-15 or more years. Clearly not one of the superstars in what was a rather astonishing qualitative lineup, but it’s outrageously good Cabernet Sauvignon, and I expect myself, as well as any of my readers, would drink this 24/7.

    Shafer’s Hillside Estate Vineyard consists of 54 acres all on steep, amphitheater-like, rocky outcroppings and knolls. It receives the full benefit of southeasterly sunlight, and enjoys the afternoon breezes that blow up from the San Francisco Bay channel. An unusual geographic feature, this vineyard is basically a box canyon. The top soil is virtually non-existent as the bed roots that go into the white tofu volcanic soil base rarely extend more than 18 inches before hitting bedrock. This no doubt is a significant reason for the intense flavors achieved by the Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, and why it is able to spend 32 months in 100% new French oak without a woody taste.

Tasting Notes
95
California Shafer 2012 Napa Merlot 3 Bottle 75cl £40
90
California Shafer 2013 Firebreak Sangiovese 2 Bottle 75cl £60
California Sine Qua Non 2003 Omega Shea Vineyard 3 Bottle 75cl £385
93
California Sine Qua Non 2003 Papa Syrah 4 Bottle 75cl £400
  • There are 860 cases of the 2003 Papa, a blend of 97% Syrah, 2% Mourvedre, and 1% Grenache sourced from six different vineyards. An old black and white photograph of Manfred Krankl’s father holding a baby with a head the size of a large watermelon (presumably Manfred) serves as the label for this wine, which has just about everything one could want in a great Syrah. It exhibits extraordinary power and richness along with large quantities of sexy, seductive cassis, black cherries, and a chocolaty undertone. Unctuously textured, rich, and full, it will provide amazing drinking over the next 10-15 years.

    Score: 98Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (166), August 2006

Tasting Notes
98
California Sine Qua Non 2003 Papa (Syrah) 1 Case 6 75cl £2,400
98
California Sine Qua Non 2005 Mr K The Noble Man Chardonnay 1 Case 3 37.5cl £360
98

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