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12 Days of Wine

Featuring Large Formats Bottles from Our Cellar

Countdown to Christmas with large format wines. Each day through Christmas Eve we will be featuring a large format wine from our cellar collection.

DAY 12

2005 Gaja, Costa Russi 1.5L

$799, reg. price $999
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96 points Robert Parker: “The 2005 Costa Russi shimmers on the palate with extraordinary grace. The wine boasts wonderful depth and richness in its dark red fruit in a round, generous style that offers lovely balance to the tannins. Notes of tar, smoke and licorice develop in the glass, adding a touch of complexity and nuance that is sometimes missing in this bottling. As always, Costa Russi comes across as relatively accessible when young, but it is sure to only improve with age. Anticipated maturity through 2030.”

ONLY 2 BOTTLES AVAILABLE

Price valid through December 31, 2018.

 

DAY 11

2011 Staglin, Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

$325, reg. price $425
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94 points Vinous: “Staglin’s 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon might very well turn out to be one of the best wines of the year. The 2011 impresses for its silkiness and overall balance. Dark red/blackish fruits, flowers, lavender, tobacco, grilled herbs. and mint meld together beautifully in the glass. Floral and spiced notes develop in the glass, adding lift and brightness.”

ONLY 6 BOTTLES AVAILABLE

Price valid through December 31, 2018.

 

DAY 10

2005 Castillo Ygay, Rioja Reserva 1.5L

$215, reg. price $275
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97 points James Suckling: “You just want to smell this, with a polish and clarity that changes all the time. Aromas of walnuts, dark fruits, ginger, roasted seaweed, soya, iron, rosemary & lavender. Full-bodied, yet polished and firm. Such tension and form. The length is phenomenal. As always, this is a selection of the best of the best. A blend of 90% tempranillo and 10% mazuelo. Almost all American oak. Aged three years barrel and then three years in bottle.”

ONLY 4 BOTTLES AVAILABLE

Price valid through December 31, 2018.

 

DAY 9

2007 Louis Roederer, Cristal 1.5L

$599, reg. price $650
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95 Points Robert Parker – “Cristal is Roederer’s prestige cuvée, based on chalk soils. In 2007, the wine is all about chalk in its tension and length. Its white fruit races with electricity, a spark of energy driving the pale scent of nectarine and fresh apple. Presented to you in a beautiful wood box, sealed with a leather strap for a perfect holiday gift.”

ONLY 12 BOTTLES AVAILABLE

Price valid through December 31, 2018.

 

 

DAY 8

2014 Beaux Frères, Upper Terrace Pinot Noir 1.5L

$199
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This wine offers a plethora of Indian spices, black cherries, black currants, forest floor and a wisp of sweet wood smoke. Structured and richly tannic, it expands gracefully over the palate, much like a Grand Cru Corton at this early stage. Easily 15+ years of aging potential.

Price valid through December 31, 2018.

 

 

DAY 7

2014 Far Niente Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L

$265, reg. price $395
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This is a excellent example of what a large format can do for an already expressive wine. Beautifully lifted spice and black fruit aromatics—clove, anise, black cherry and blackberry—layered with a hint of rich oak. A round, supple entry leads to a silky, smooth midpalate. Cassis, clove, and toasted oak complement the black and red fruit flavors. Fine-grained, age-worthy tannins provide structure to the dark, juicy finish

Price valid through December 31, 2018.

 

 

DAY 6

2013 Chimney Rock, Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

$139, reg. price $195
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Perfect wine to take to dinner tonight.
90 points Wine Spectator – “Elegant and supple, showing herb, tobacco and tea-laced currant and black cherry flavors that are complex and well-proportioned, with a long, lingering finish.”

ONLY 9 BOTTLES AVAILABLE

Price valid through December 31, 2018.

 

DAY 5

2011 Inglenook, Cask Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

$159, reg. price $185
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Originally made between the 1930s and early 1960s, Cask was given new life by Francis Ford Coppola in the mid-1990s. This vintage is on the money in terms of style, going for a timeless, elegantly lean wine with dense tannins and plenty of vibrancy. Cellar through 2021.

ONLY 8 BOTTLES AVAILABLE

Price valid through December 31, 2018.

 

DAY 4

2012 Silver Oak, Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

$249, reg. price $280
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“Blue Chip.” That is always one of the phrases I use when talking about the Silver Oak Napa Valley. It might not be the most “culty,” but it is always exactly what you know it to be: rich, powerful, heavily fruited, laced with spicy oak, and full of structure. Perfect for gifts, important client meetings, and special dinners.

ONLY 3 BOTTLES AVAILABLE

Price valid through December 31, 2018.

 

DAY 3

2017 Rombauer, Carneros Chardonnay 3L

$199, reg. price $225
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You know Rombauer Chardonnay, now taste the difference in the larger format. Large format wines, such as magnums and jeroboams, bring the rockstar factor, but the large preservation system also produces better wine.

ONLY 3 BOTTLES AVAILABLE

Price valid through December 31, 2018.

 

 

DAY 2

2007 Darioush, Darious II 9L
Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

$6,500, reg. price $8,000
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A very rare bottling in the 9L format.
96 Points Wine Spectator – Packs in lots of deep, ripe plum, blackberry and wild berry flavors shaded by cedary, toasty oak, with touches of black licorice and sage. Full-bodied, firm and structured, this is a powerful style that’s notably well-oaked but also impeccably balanced, smooth and at points fleshy, before the tannins firm up. Best through 2024.

ONLY 1 BOTTLE AVAILABLE

Price valid through December 31, 2018.

 

DAY 1

2012 Pio Cesare, Barolo 1.5L

$159, reg. price $249
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“94” Points, Parker – Pio Cesare has produced a small miracle with the 2012 Barolo. In a vintage that saw many nondescript wines, this Nebbiolo is bursting with energy and personality. The wine should evolve slowly over the next ten years. Hats off to Pio Cesare for creating a standout Barolo.

ONLY 3 BOTTLES AVAILABLE

Price valid through December 31, 2018.