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Red
750ml
Bottle: $180.00
Rated 95 - Bright ruby-red. Slightly jammy aromas of blackberry, cassis and cherry complemented by spice and cedar...
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Rapid Ship
Red
1.5Ltr
Bottle: $649.94
Rated 98 - The 2019 Dominus is blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, aged in 40%...
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Rapid Ship
Red
750ml
Bottle: $264.94
Rated 99 - Next up, the 2018 La Magalena comes from the Oakville Ranch Vineyard and in 2018 is a blend of equal parts...
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Rapid Ship
Red
750ml
Bottle: $524.94 $600.00
Rated 96 - "The cool clay at Kayli Morgan vineyard really weathered well the 2017 heat wave," said proprietor Jayson...
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Rapid Ship
Red
750ml
Bottle: $94.94
Rated 98 - Straight-up sexy, the 2018 Cote A Cote is a Grenache-dominated blend that includes 26% Mourvèdre...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $174.94 $199.94
Rated 99 - #21 in Top 100 Wines from USA, 2021. The violet, blackberry and black-olive aromas are abundant....
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Rapid Ship
Red
750ml
Bottle: $574.94 $599.94
Rated 99 - Still in barrel, the 2019 Cumulus Vineyard No. 13 also contains less Syrah than in the past—this...
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Rapid Ship
Red
750ml
Bottle: $449.94
Rated 98 - "Every year I say I won't plant any more Touriga Nacional, and every year I plant more," Manfred Krankl...
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Rapid Ship
Red
1.5Ltr
Bottle: $799.94 $949.94
Rated 99 - Fantastic aromas that are complex and complete with blackcurrants, blueberries and herbs, such as basil...
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Rapid Ship
Red
750ml
Bottle: $399.94
Rated 99 - Winemaker Michael Silacci commented that usually the blends are finished in January or February after the...
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Rapid Ship
White
750ml
Bottle: $103.88
Rated 95-97 - More linear than la Carriere or Mon Plaisir this vintage, the 2020 Chardonnay Belle Cote boasts...
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Rapid Ship
White
750ml
Bottle: $97.95
Rated 95 - Aromatic and vibrant, revealing orange blossom and wildflower honey notes up front, with a terrifically...
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Rapid Ship
Red
750ml
Bottle: $649.94
Behind many brilliant flagship wines is another bottling from the producer—often (but not always) a larger...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $1199.94
Rated 100 - The 2018 Promontory was tasted as a barrel sample. Deep garnet-purple in color, it slowly unfurls to...
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Rapid Ship
Red
750ml
Bottle: $214.94
Rated 93-95 - The 2020 Broken Stones offers more classic Syrah character in its ripe blue fruits, black cherries,...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $214.94
Rated 93-95 - Graciano is the leading variety in the 2020 Heart Stone Vineyard (33% Graciano, 31% Grenache, 19%...
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Rapid Ship
Red
750ml
Bottle: $249.94
Rated 98-100 - Coming from a warmer, sunnier terroir, the 2019 Hexe is a more black-fruited, powerful, masculine red...
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Rapid Ship
White
750ml
Bottle: $174.94
Rated 97 - Not yet bottled, the 2019 White is a blend of 46% Grenache Blanc, 31% Roussanne, and 23% Chenin Blanc...
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Rapid Ship
Red
750ml
Bottle: $214.94
Rated 93-95 - The 2020 Paderewski Vineyard checks in as 57% Syrah, 13% Graciano, and the rest Mourvèdre,...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $353.40 $372.00
Rated 98 - Racy, dark nose with pulpy character. Dried lychee, lavender and sandalwood. This is quite juicy, ample...
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United States California High End Collectibles Wine

Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.

California as a wine producing region has grown in size and importance considerably over the past couple of centuries, and today is the proud producer of more than ninety percent of the United States' wines. Indeed, if California was a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine in the world, with a vast range of vineyards covering almost half a million acres. The secret to California's success as a wine region has a lot to do with the high quality of its soils, and the fact that it has an extensive Pacific coastline which perfectly tempers the blazing sunshine it experiences all year round. The winds coming off the ocean cool the vines, and the natural valleys and mountainsides which make up most of the state's wine regions make for ideal areas in which to cultivate a variety of high quality grapes.

Below is an ever-changing listing of wines that we consider to be “collectible”, wines that are rare, exceptional, back-vintage gems, or a combination of the 3. Many are list-only wines, which are not normally offered for retail. These wines, which make great gifts, will improve from additional bottle age, when properly stored, and may show the greatest potential to increase in value. All are in-stock with very, very limited quantity. Every one of these spectacular wines was purchased from private sellers and has undergone very strict vetting for provenance, authenticity and condition.