Cult Wines

Aldo Conterno
2009 Aldo Conterno Barolo Granbussia
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 97 PointsThis wine blew me away. The 2009 Barolo Riserva Granbussia is a proud achievement and an expression of rare beauty. This wine will be released this fall, some nine years after the harvest. Only 3,000 bottles were...
Sine Qua Non
2012 Sine Qua Non Stock Syrah Central Coast
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 98 Points: A step up from the Grenache, the blockbuster-styled 2012 Syrah Stock checks in as a blend of 84% Syrah, 7% Grenache, 6% Petit Sirah, and the rest Viognier and Mourvedre, that was fermented with 32% whole clusters...
Accendo Cellars
2013 Accendo Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Vinous: 92 Points  Accendo's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a surprisingly open-knit, succulent wine for the year. There is good lift and creaminess throughout, but less of the energy, depth and structural intensity that is such a signature of this...
Colgin Cellars
2013 Colgin Cellars IX Estate Red Napa Valley
Winemaker's Note:The 2013 "IX Estate" possesses all the aromas one can attain from this heralded vineyard, seemingly a hypothetical blend of our greatest vintages. This captivating wine seduces you with its concentration of flavors, but beneath the...
2013 Lillian Syrah California
Lillian is not particularly Syrah-like. It doesn’t scream out the usual cocktail of blackberries, bacon fat, and lavender. It always feels a bit more about the people and the places than the varietal. The wines are lavish, but there is refined...
Sine Qua Non
2013 Sine Qua Non Male California Syrah
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 98 Points: Like with the 2013 Grenache, I was thrilled to be able to taste the 2013 Syrah Male again (twist my arm), and it continues to impress. Giving up fabulous blackberry, bouquet garni, peppery herbs and minerality,...
Accendo Cellars
2014 Accendo Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Vinous: 94+ PointsThe 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a big step up from the 2013. Powerful, classy and refined, the 2014 offers notable intensity, but in the mid-weight, restrained style that has always characterized Bart and Daphne Araujo's wines. The...
Bartolo Mascarello
2014 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo DOCG
Wine Enthusiast: 95 Points This lovely radiant Barolo is another showstopper despite the difficulties of the cool wet vintage. It's incredibly elegant, with alluring scents of perfumed blue flower, rose petal, woodland berry and a whiff of menthol...
Harlan Estate
2014 Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
James Suckling: 98 Points  The pure fruit is incredible with a dark-fruit and blackberry character. Some sous bois but also shows clarity and finesse. Full body and super fine tannins. Tight and so pretty. A classy and fine Harlan...
Peter Michael
2014 Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis Knights Valley
Winemaker's Note:To the eye, Au Paradis presents a deep red ruby color. The nose offers elegant notes of cassis, black cherry, chocolate, licorice, cloves, cinnamon and an exotic touch of orange. In the mouth, the texture is velvety and loaded with black...
2014 Saxum G2 Vineyard Paso Robles
Blend:58% Mourvedre42% Grenache Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 97 Points  Tasted just after bottling and a final blend of 58% Mourvedre and 42% Grenache, the 2014 G2 Vineyard comes from a site just to the southeast of James Berry (this was formerly...
2014 Saxum Paderewski Vineyard Paso Robles
Blend: 30% Mourvèdre22% Zinfandel13% Syrah13% Tempranillo The balance Grenache and Petite Sirah Jeb Dunnuck: 98 PointsChecking in as a final blend of 30% Mourvèdre, 22% Zinfandel, 13% Syrah, 13% Tempranillo and the balance Grenache and...
2014 Verite La Joie Cabernet Sauvignon Blend Sonoma County
Jeb Dunnuck: 97+ Points  The estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon dominated release is the 2014 La Joie and it’s an incredible wine based on 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and the balance Petit Verdot. Reminding me of...
2014 Verite La Muse Merlot Blend Sonoma County
2014 Vérité LA MUSE:87% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% MalbecRobert Parker: 100 Points:The 2014 La Muse is a legendary effort. The wine offers an opaque purple color and a gorgeous nose of lead pencil shavings, blackberry, incense, Asian...
2014 Verite Le Desir Cabernet Franc Blend Sonoma County
Winemaker Note:Le Désir—predominantly Cabernet Franc supported by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot — shows layers of concentrated fruit, exotic spice, opulent aromatics and a plush suede texture. Blend: 53% Cabernet Franc, 21% Merlot, 21%...
2015 Cardinale Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley
Robert Parker: 96 PointsDeep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon (containing 10% Merlot) gives beautiful red, black and blue fruit notes with touches of dried herbs, spice cake and unsmoked cigars, plus a waft of cedar. Medium to...