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Verite "La Muse" Red 2017 (Sonoma County, California) - [RP 99] [JD 98] [JS 98] [AG 96]
Verite "La Muse" Red 2017 (Sonoma County, California) - [RP 99] [JD 98] [JS 98] [AG 96]
Retail Price: $460.00
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3-PACK PRICE = $395.97 per bottle (add 3+ quantity to your basket)
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99 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"“Our Malbec in 2017 was awesome, it usually gives the spice,” Pierre Seillan told me during the tasting of the 2017s with his daughter and one day successor, Helene. “But this year, we didn’t need it. The alcohol is only 14.2% this year—it has the energy, the minerality. I think it will age for 40 years at least. I think it is the best I’ve made.”
Composed of 100% Merlot for the first time this year, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2017 La Muse rolls sensuously out of the glass with scents of black raspberries, Black Forest cake, boysenberries and cinnamon toast, followed by nuances of a garrigue, forest floor, beef drippings and clove oil. Medium to full-bodied, the richly fruited palate slowly builds in the mouth to a crescendo of black fruit preserves and exotic spice layers, framed by exceptionally ripe, round tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant. Stylistically, it stands apart from previously vintages, possessing the same magical intensity, but with less weight and more pop. 2,500 cases were made." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (29th May 2020)
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Verite "Le Desir" Red 2017 (Sonoma County, California) - [JD 98+] [AG 98] [JS 98] [RP 98]
Verite "Le Desir" Red 2017 (Sonoma County, California) - [JD 98+] [AG 98] [JS 98] [RP 98]
Retail Price: $460.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $399.97
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6-PACK PRICE = $389.97 per bottle (add 6+ quantity to your basket)
CASE PRICE = $379.99 per bottle (add 12+ quantity to your basket)

98+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Lastly, the 2017 Le Desir is 80% Cabernet Franc, with the balance mostly Merlot mixed with a splash of Malbec. It has a wonderful Cabernet Franc floral character as well as awesome black raspberry, cedarwood, forest floor, violets, rose petals, new leather, and who knows what else. Incredibly complex, it takes lots of air to show at its best and is medium to full-bodied, has a bright spine of acidity, fabulous tannins, and a great, great finish. The elegance of this wine paired with its richness and depth is something to behold. It’s another damn near perfect wine from this estate, and to see this quality from a challenging vintage like 2017 boggles the mind. Hats off to the father-daughter team of Pierre and Hélène Seillan." - Jeb Dunnuck (5/21/2020)

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Quintessa Proprietary Red Blend 2017 (Rutherford, Napa Valley, California) - [RP 95] [JS 95] [WS 92]
Quintessa Proprietary Red Blend 2017 (Rutherford, Napa Valley, California) - [RP 95] [JS 95] [WS 92]
Retail Price: $200.00
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95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Already bottled, the 2017 Quintessa displays a deep garnet-purple color. The nose needs a little coaxing before it reveals bold, expressive notes of crushed red and black plums, black currant jelly, wild blueberries and kirsch with nuances of camphor, cloves, cedar and lilacs plus a hint of oolong tea. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has beautifully expressed, elegant red and black fruit layers, with a sturdy, grainy frame and plenty of freshness, finishing long and earthy." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (31st Oct 2019)

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Quintessa Proprietary Red Blend 2017 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Rutherford, Napa Valley, California) - [RP 95] [JS 95] [WS 92]
Quintessa Proprietary Red Blend 2017 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Rutherford, Napa Valley, California) - [RP 95] [JS 95] [WS 92]
Retail Price: $440.00
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95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Already bottled, the 2017 Quintessa displays a deep garnet-purple color. The nose needs a little coaxing before it reveals bold, expressive notes of crushed red and black plums, black currant jelly, wild blueberries and kirsch with nuances of camphor, cloves, cedar and lilacs plus a hint of oolong tea. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has beautifully expressed, elegant red and black fruit layers, with a sturdy, grainy frame and plenty of freshness, finishing long and earthy." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (31st Oct 2019)

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Quintessa Proprietary Red Blend 2017 [3.0L DOUBLE MAGNUM] (Rutherford, Napa Valley, California) - [RP 95] [JS 95] [WS 92]
Quintessa Proprietary Red Blend 2017 [3.0L DOUBLE MAGNUM] (Rutherford, Napa Valley, California) - [RP 95] [JS 95] [WS 92]
Retail Price: $975.00
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95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Already bottled, the 2017 Quintessa displays a deep garnet-purple color. The nose needs a little coaxing before it reveals bold, expressive notes of crushed red and black plums, black currant jelly, wild blueberries and kirsch with nuances of camphor, cloves, cedar and lilacs plus a hint of oolong tea. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has beautifully expressed, elegant red and black fruit layers, with a sturdy, grainy frame and plenty of freshness, finishing long and earthy." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (31st Oct 2019)

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Castello Monterinaldi "The Purple Turtle Of Tuscany" Toscana IGT 2018 (Tuscany, Italy)
Castello Monterinaldi "The Purple Turtle Of Tuscany" Toscana IGT 2018 (Tuscany, Italy)
Retail Price: $25.00
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94 Points - James Suckling (2016 Vintage):
"This flits between cranberries, strawberries and a spicier territory which consists of dried herbs, paprika and other spices. Though the nose is promising, it doesn’t prepare you for the delicious palate. Full body, really structured tannins and a lovely balance between tangy acidity and red fruit. So well done. Drink in 2022." (Sep 11, 2018)
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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore D.O.C. "Ornellaia" 2009 (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 97] [JS 96]
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore D.O.C. "Ornellaia" 2009 (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 97] [JS 96]
Retail Price: $425.00
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97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2009 Ornellaia caresses the palate with layers of seamless, radiant fruit. Sweet red berries, mocha, flowers, new leather and spices are some of the many notes that are layered in this sumptuous, totally beautiful wine. The 2009 stands out for its silky tannins and phenomenal overall balance. This is one of those wines that will probably enjoy a long drinking window. There is little question the ability to blend grape varieties was a huge help in this vintage. In my opinion, that is the main reason Ornellaia is a slightly more complete wine than Masseto in 2009. In one of my blind tastings, the 2009 made a very eloquent case for itself as the wine of the vintage. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. In 2009 winemaker Axel Heinz used the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc ever in Ornellaia and gave the wine less time in oak, both with the goal of preserving as much freshness as possible. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029." - Antonio Galloni (Jun 2012)

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore D.O.C. "Ornellaia" 2010 25th Anniversary (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 97+] [JS 95] [WS 94]
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore D.O.C. "Ornellaia" 2010 25th Anniversary (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 97+] [JS 95] [WS 94]
Retail Price: $273.00
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To celebrate the 25th Anniversary, each and every bottle of Ornellaia 2010 is decorated with a special logo, silk-screened in gold and ivory.

97+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Poured from the special anniversary bottle, the 2010 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is a truly outstanding wine that leaves a lasting memory for those who are lucky enough to enjoy it. What stands out is the absolutely seamless-seamless-seamless (yes, it's worth repeating three times) integration of its many moving parts. The wine magically transitions from cherry, spice, chocolate and espresso in one melodic and continuous loop. It exudes balance and elegance over long, delicious minutes. It is profoundly impressive. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. Of all the grapevines planted on the Ornellaia estate, the 2010 vintage showed best results with Merlot, says Leonardo Raspini. Because the harvest was later than usual, the early-ripening grape enjoyed a slow and steady evolution." - Robert Parker (Aug 2013)

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Pahlmeyer Merlot 2011 (Napa Valley, California)
Pahlmeyer Merlot 2011 (Napa Valley, California)
Retail Price: $128.00
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Pahlmeyer Red Wine 2008 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 93] [ST 93] [WS 93]
Pahlmeyer Red Wine 2008 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 93] [ST 93] [WS 93]
Retail Price: $485.00
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93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2008 Proprietary Red Wine blend (essentially a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec blended in) has a more opaque/purple color. With more graphite, blueberry and lilac notes, sweet tannin, medium to full body, and an elegant, gracious feel, it is more restrained than previous examples but has no shortage of richness and concentration. It looks to be a beauty in a Bordeaux style, with sweet tannins but loads of fruit – unmistakably California but French in structure. Drink it over the next 15+ years." - Robert Parker (Dec 2010)

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