Rare Wines

The most coveted wines we get never hit our shelves.

 

We see thousands of bottles a year of rare, allocated, and collectable wines, but they come in such small quantities, we don’t advertise them in the store or in our general email. Contact us if you’re interested in any of these rare treats.

  • Stellar Northern Rhones 20 JanDelas is one of the most anticipated arrivals every year in our Rhône section. These two Syrahs are perfect examples of the Rhône treatment of the grape, with classic characteristics, however the winemakers are using a more modern approach (destemming fruit, oak treatment). All the...

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  • Quarts de Chaume Library 13 JanQuarts de Chaume is the Loire Valley’s answer to Sauternes. It is a Chenin Blanc-based dessert wine with almost infinite aging potential and incredible depth, character, and finesse. These library releases straight from the domaine show this wine’s incredible longevity. Only a few bottles in...

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  • 100 Point Quilceda Creek 12 JanWe have an incredibly rare, perfect Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington’s iconic Quilceda Creek! Quantities limited! 2014 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley AVA, Washington Inquire about price! The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is another tour de force from this estate that’s reminiscent of first growth Bordeaux...

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  • Cakebread Single Vineyard Cabernets 04 Nov“Cakebread Cellars has been on quite a qualitative roll of late and continues to demonstrate a Midas touch with all of its wines. Their first vintage was 1973, so they are coming up on the 43rd/44th harvest.” Robert Parker 2014 Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon Napa “Benchland...

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  • Clio is Here!! 21 OctWe have one of Spain’s most iconic wines in stock now and it won’t be around long! “No need to introduce Bodegas El Nido, as their labels El Nido and Clio, produced by Australian winemaker Chris Ringland jumped to stardom as soon as they were...

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  • Rare Aged Burgundies 19 OctYoung red Burgundies are difficult wines. Maybe Burgundy aficionados can taste their potential but there’s no question about it, red (and many white) Burgundies improve with age. The idea of buying a bottle and then waiting almost ten years to open it isn’t very appealing...

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  • Stunning Cabernets from Purlieu 05 SepWe have a limited allocation of these gorgeous Cabernets from Purlieu in Napa Valley. These beauties come from our friend Julien Fayard, winemaker for Nicholson-Jones, and in just a few vintages, the wines have achieved amazing quality and critical acclaim. Starting with grapes from some...

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  • Best Red Blends 04 SepWhat we love about red blends is that they combine the best qualities of different grapes to produce new and exciting flavors. Sometimes, like with peanut butter and jelly, it is a magical combination. In the wine world, winemakers use various red grapes to bring...

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  • Barolo Closeouts! 27 JulTo make room for the new vintage, these two dynamite Baroli were being closed out by our supplier, so we snagged them up and are now offering them at well below their normal price! 2012 was one of Virna’s best vintages. The wines have incredible...

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  • Very Rare Rosé from Kermit Lynch 27 MayWe think Kermit Lynch is one of America’s greatest importers! His portfolio represents some of the highest quality Provence rosé in the world. This rarity from the heart of Provence is a staff favorite and we have a VERY limited supply so act now! 2016...

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  • 99 Point Condrieu 16 MayFrom the Rhone, we have an exotic Condrieu from Guigal. Condrieu is famous for its incredibly aromatic, honeyed versions of Viognier. Quantities limited! 2015 Guigal Condrieu la Doriane On Sale $109.99 Easily one of the greatest Condrieu I’ve ever tasted is the 2015 Condrieu La...

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  • Harlan Estate & Bond 02 May“Even after all of these years, and with much more intense competition than ever before, Harlan Estate remains one of the great wines in Napa Valley…What a Wine!” The Wine Advocate 2013 Harlan Estate Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley Inquire about pricing! As I predicted...

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  • Vérité 02 May“I suppose the arguments against giving perfect scores far outnumber those for giving them, but after 37 years of tasting just about everything of quality that’s been produced, I believe I’m in a position to recognize truly world-class efforts that are as complete and compelling...

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  • Domaine Jean Louis Chave 02 May“This iconic estate continues to produce reference point wines from Hermitage and more and more St Joseph, where Jean-Louis has spent an incredible amount of time and effort over the past decade or more.” The Wine Advocate 2014 Jean Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc Inquire about...

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  • K Vintners New Releases 27 AprThese knockouts from Charles Smith are some of the finest wines coming out of Washington. The Fall releases all scored HUGE with The Wine Advocate for their robust character and consistent quality. The spring release will follow in those footsteps. There are only a small...

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  • Morey Coffinet White Burgundies 25 AprThe 2015 White Burgundies from Domaine Morey-Coffinet are here! This estate is one of the finest in Chassagne, praised most highly for its collection of whites from Chassagne. These wines are some of our most anticipated arrivals every year. For Burgundy collectors, these are not...

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  • Rare Rosé 19 AprThis is one of our best Rosés each year, but we only get a limited amount of it. Puech Haut is a passion project from Gerard Bru, who made his fortune as an industrialist. He sold his company and eventually purchased an estate in southern...

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  • Rare Liquid Farm Wines 18 AprThis awesome Santa Barbara winery has made its reputation on stunning Chardonnays. Phil and Jason visited them two years ago and found their Chardonnays to be arguably the best in California. Liquid Farm then branched into Pinot Noirs with the 2014 vintage, with impressive results....

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  • Rare Rhônes from Ogier 04 AprThese are two stellar wines from Michel & Stephane Ogier, the current generation of a multi-generational winemaking family in the Rhône Valley. Ogier is the standard against which other Rhone producers are measured. Both are in stock and on sale now. Quantities limited! “Ogier’s wines...

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  • Domaine de la Solitude Library Releases 22 MarThis is a rare opportunity to get library releases from Domaine de la Solitude that are being released straight from the cellar at the winery. Jeb Dunnuck on Domaine Solitude: “This retrospective took place at the domaine and focused on the classic Châteauneuf du Pape...

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  • Rare Trimbach Riesling 21 MarDomaine Trimbach’s Clos Ste Hune is one of the rarest, most collectible Rieslings from the Alsace region. This producer has a worldwide reputation for impeccable quality and this bottling is arguably one of the best. Only a few bottles available! “…one of the finest dry...

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  • 95-96 Point Syrahs 27 OctWe have a limited quantity of these gorgeous Syrahs from two of our favorite California estates in stock now! Syrah is one of those grapes that people tend to ignore in favor of the more popular Pinot Noir and Cabernet, but that’s a mistake. Its...

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  • 2010 Brunello Riservas 14 JulRare 2010 Brunelli Riserva We’ve been extolling the spectacular 2010 Brunello vintage for several months, and now the Riserva level wines are arriving. These wines are made from the BEST grapes of the harvest, and aged longer for drinking perfection. For a truly special occasion,...

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  • New 96-99 Point California Cabernets 16 FebNew 96 to 99 Point California Cabernet We have three bomber California Cabernets in stock and on sale including the 30th Anniversary Selection from California stalwart, StaglinFamily Vineyards. Quantities limited! “One of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignons yet made by the Staglins is the 2012 Cabernet...

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  • Rare Burgundy Producers 13 NovWe have two of Burgundy’s best on sale, including Denis Mortet, a domaine which has JUST 27 acres including vineyards in the prized villages of Gevrey Chambertin and Chambolle Musigny. Quantities limited; all orders subject to confirmation. Denis Mortet 2013 Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin “Mes Cinq...

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