Our 100 Point Wines

Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle No. 26

Established in 1812, Champagne Laurent-Perrier has a long tradition of innovation in Champagne. It’s Grand Siecle celebrates Louis XIV’s era known as the “Great Century”. In a replica of a 17th Century bottle evoking the radiance of that period, Laurent-Perrier’s prestige cuvée embodies luxury, magnificence and elegance fit for a king. Twelve of the most prestigious villages supply the grapes; all of them classified 100% Grands Crus. Within the vineyards of these villages, only the very best plots are selected, as are the finest musts from the pressings. The blended wine is aged during the second fermentation on the yeast for approximately five years.

JS100                                   James Suckling’s #1 Wine of 2023

FONTODI FLACCIANELLO DELLA PIEVE 2018

Colli Toscana Centrale, Panzano in Chianti (Chianti Classico, Firenze), Tuscany

Fontodi is located in the heart of Chianti Classico precisely in the valley which lies south of the town of Panzano and is called the “Conca d’Oro” (the golden shell) because of its amphitheatre shape. A genuine and characteristc “Terroir,” famous for centuries for its tradition of quality wine cultivation, thanks to a unique combination of high altitude, calcar clay schist soil, lots of light, and a fantastic micro-climate. The 2018 vintage is one of the richest ever, with energy and class from start to finsh. Drinking Window: 2025-2048.

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LAIL J. DANIELS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2019

Robin Daniel Lail’s heritage began in 1879 with the founding of Inglenook Vineyards by her great–granduncle, the iconic Captain Gustave Niebaum. By the early 1890s, this brilliant man’s obsession for achieving the pinnacle of excellence earned Inglenook the status of being the finest producer in the country. The determination to achieve excellence was carried forward after Niebaum’s death in 1908, under the passionate stewardship of John Daniel, Jr., Robin’s father. His collection of Cabs is celebrated today as some of the finest red wines on earth. Robin inherited her father’s respect for tradition with her relentless pursuit to produce wines second to none.

RP100                                         NAPA VALLEY FIRST GROWTH

Chappellet “Pritchard Hill” Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Embodying the essence of great mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, and the majestic terroir of Pritchard Hill, this wine displays epic depth and complexity. Pure, intense aromas of blackberry, cassis, perfumed violets, graphite, and macerated berry skins leap from the glass, followed by layers of anise, vanilla, clove, and dark chocolate. The luxurious berry and spice notes continue on the palate, with mouth-filling tannins and a powerful structure add gravitas to the deep, rich flavors, carrying the wine to a resonating dark berry and mocha finish.

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Colgin IX Estate 2019

Colgin Cellars produces handcrafted red wines using only the finest neo-classical winemaking methods with small yields, gentle handling, attentive sorting and meticulous blending. The Colgin winery, completed in 2002, is located at the northern end of IX Estate in the Pritchard Hill area of St. Helena, California. The state-of-the-art winery provides an inspiring view of Lake Hennessey. The 2019 IX Estate is purple-black with blackberry preserves, baked plums and crème de cassis flavors. It shows hints of pencil lead, wild sage and Indian spices. Built like a brick house, the opulent, full-bodied palate is perfectly framed by super firm, ripe tannins and a long earthy finish.

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Continuum 2019

The 2019 Continuum showcases the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc to date revealing the volcanic site and native attributes of Sage Mountain Vineyard. A lively and expressive nose with lifted red fruit, hibiscus, and delicate floral notes. The plush entry on the palate reveals concentrated dark fruit, and youthful black mulberry interweaving with layers of savory wild herb, exotic spice, and graphite. The 2019 Continuum’s mountain fruit expression is enveloped by a supple and silky texture with velvety fine tannins and ferrous minerality. Pleasing all the way though- the 2019 Continuum is an elevated and lush dance of power and grace on the palate. With the history of Tim Mondavi’s 40 years of making wines and the 100th anniversary of Robert Mondavi’s birth, this wine reflects a storied vision.

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Dalla Valle “Maya” Proprietary Red Blend 2019

Maya is named after founders Naoko and Gustav’s daughter. In 1983, Gustav and Naoko Dalla Valle began planting vines on the hillside of Oakville, overlooking Napa valley. Their vineyards produce excellent quality grapes, resulting in wines of great intensity, complexity and balance. Gustav passed away in 1995 and Naoko Dalla Valle continues the legacy of Dalla Valle wines. Maya comes from a very special section of the estate vineyard, situated in the valley’s eastern foothills, below Pritchard Hill and in the above the Oakville floor, overlooking Screaming Eagle. The blend is two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Cabernet Franc.

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Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

For over two decades, Harlan Estate has been committed to creating a California “first growth” wine estate. Founded in 1984, Harlan Estate is set in the western hills of Oakville, rising above the fabled Napa Valley benchlands. Carved from the raw land and built for generations, the estate is over 240 acres of natural spendor, 15% of which are under vine, planted to the classic varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Matching the perfect 2018, the 2019 Harlan Estate is deeper and richer than the Maiden and has an incredibly pure, layered perfume of ripe currants, truffle, tobacco leaf, chocolate, and gravelly earth. This carries to a full-bodied red with building yet fine tannins, incredible purity of fruit, and flawless balance reminding one of a First Growth from Bordeaux.

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Promontory 2019

In an unmarked territory, hidden beyond the upper reaches of Oakville’s southwestern borderlands, Promontory looms remote, raw, and replete with uncharted potential. Steeped in history yet largely overlooked in the twentieth century, the scale of this undiscovered territory evokes the impression of a small national park. These lands embody all the hallmarks of an unparalleled wine growing estate – diversity of soil, elevation, exposition, and climate – all within a single and dramatic expanse. Ripe black fruits, chocolatey, lead pencil shaving, roasted herbs, and tobacco and this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a deep, layered, concentrated mid-palate, ultra-fine tannins, and an incredible finish. It doesn’t get any better. This has the class of a First Growth from Bordeaux paired with a Napa sense of texture and fruit.

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Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Spottswoode is an historic vineyard and winery located on the western edge of St. Helena. The estate was established in 1882 by George Schonewald, and the Spotts family owned the property from 1910 until its purchase in 1972 by Mary Weber Novak and Dr. Jack Novak. After Jack died unexpectedly in 1977, Mary carried out their shared dream, and Cabernet Sauvignon was produced in 1982, exactly 100 years after the estate’s founding. Lovely fragrant blackberry and black cherry fruit, cassis, and rich tobacco spices with lovely fresh earth notes and a sweet kiss of new wood cedar. Incredibly concentrated dark berry fruit with fabulously angular tannins with smooth long beams with crisp edges. And a finish of dark saturated fruit that goes and goes for days.

RP100 D100                           NAPA VALLEY FIRST GROWTH

Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

First planted to vines in the 1880’s, Eisele Vineyard sits in the northeast Napa Valley, just east of Calistoga at the base of the Palisades Mountain Range.  Farmed organically since 1998 and biodynamically since 2000, the site has been principally dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon for the last fifty years. Beginning with the inaugural release bearing the Eisele name in 1971, this iconic vineyard has received consistent recognition for possessing one of the great terriors of Napa Valley. The stunning 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon slowly reveals a gorgeous perfume of violets and roses over a core of kirsch, boysenberries and cassis plus hoints of redcurrant jelly and menthol. The palate is built like a brickhouse, featuring ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness to support vivacious fruit layers finishing long and mineral laced.

RP100 JS100                           NAPA VALLEY FIRST GROWTH

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