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Red
750ml
Bottle: $139.94
Rated 94 - Lots of plums, darker cherries, currants, tobacco, and graphite-like notes emerge from the 2019 Cabernet...
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Rapid Ship
Red
750ml
Bottle: $149.94
6 bottles: $139.94
Rated 98 - "We don't have anything in mind about what the final blend will be each year," winemaker Andy Erickson...
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Rapid Ship
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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Red
1.5Ltr
Bottle: $599.94 $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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Red
750ml
Bottle: $267.84 $288.00
Rated 96 - The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard barely hints at eucalyptus on the nose, with much more...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $134.95 $138.00
Rated 97 - Including 5% Merlot and checking in at 14.2% natural alcohol, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Cuvee...
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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
Red
750ml
Bottle: $624.94 $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 - Violets and blueberries with cloves and pine cones, following through to a medium to full body with...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $345.96 $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 Napa Valley 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.

When it comes to New World wines, and especially wines from the United States of America, Napa Valley is something of a standard bearer. Over its relatively short history, it has managed to transform itself from being a fairly insignificant region, to becoming one of the most important and highly regarding wine locations on earth. With an ideal climate for viticulture, blazing sunshine and a low level of rainfall, this valley is shielded on many sides by mountain ranges which help it maintain a consistent level of heat, light and moisture throughout the year. Today, Napa Valley is a home of innovation and quality, with dozens of grape varietals thriving in the fertile soils. However, the main varietals grown there have always been Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Zinfandel, and the wines they produce are constantly lauded by critics and competitions across the globe.

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.