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The latest great offerings from our exclusive vineyards.

2021 Realm Cellars, Houyi Vineyard, Napa Valley 6x75cl

£1,680 / Case£280 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £2,038.46 / Case, £339.74 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Fait Main, Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja Vineyard, Oakville 1x75cl

JD98+
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 375 cases From the eastern hillside of Oakville, the Fait-Main Tierra Roja Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 represents the reawakening of a... legendary Napa site, with owner Linda Neal giving Benoit exclusive access to this epic terroir. Look above and you’ll see Dalla Valle Vineyards; look down and there’s BOND St. Eden; crane your neck tot eh south, and Screaming Eagle and Tench Vineyard sit side-by-side. It’s Napa’s very own ‘Route des Grands Crus’. This is a stonkingly good wine and we expect high scores when the critics get their hands on a bottle, you’ll be getting this before them! Four Corners Wine: “This is a classical Cabernet from the very first aromatics, dripping with regal stature and poise. The notes of warm red earth could come from no other piece of Napa land, framed with wet clay, a bright floral lift, and a core of charcoal and pencil shavings, all wrapped within a broad spread of delicious fruit. The depth is astounding on the nose, as it is on the palate. At this early stage there's an almost primal feel to the incredible 'volcanic' tannins, as it builds to a stacked mid-palate and fantastic finish. Layers of dark chocolate and preserved black fruit only hint at the complexity of the wine. Given a few years to settle down in the cellar, this is destined for greatness and explores the nuances of hillside and Valley floor in riveting fashion. What a debut for Fait-Main!” (Sep. 2023)
£211 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £257.09 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Fait Main, Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja Vineyard, Oakville 6x75cl

JD98+
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 375 cases From the eastern hillside of Oakville, the Fait-Main Tierra Roja Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 represents the reawakening of a... legendary Napa site, with owner Linda Neal giving Benoit exclusive access to this epic terroir. Look above and you’ll see Dalla Valle Vineyards; look down and there’s BOND St. Eden; crane your neck tot eh south, and Screaming Eagle and Tench Vineyard sit side-by-side. It’s Napa’s very own ‘Route des Grands Crus’. This is a stonkingly good wine and we expect high scores when the critics get their hands on a bottle, you’ll be getting this before them! Four Corners Wine: “This is a classical Cabernet from the very first aromatics, dripping with regal stature and poise. The notes of warm red earth could come from no other piece of Napa land, framed with wet clay, a bright floral lift, and a core of charcoal and pencil shavings, all wrapped within a broad spread of delicious fruit. The depth is astounding on the nose, as it is on the palate. At this early stage there's an almost primal feel to the incredible 'volcanic' tannins, as it builds to a stacked mid-palate and fantastic finish. Layers of dark chocolate and preserved black fruit only hint at the complexity of the wine. Given a few years to settle down in the cellar, this is destined for greatness and explores the nuances of hillside and Valley floor in riveting fashion. What a debut for Fait-Main!” (Sep. 2023)
£1,265 / Case£210.83 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,541.33 / Case, £256.89 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Maybach, Amoenus Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1x75cl

JD97+
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 317 cases The Amoenus Vineyard is one of Napa's most treasured sites among the top winemakers, and has been one of Maybach's stemmed... single-vineyard since 2009. This remarkable site is far off the beaten track, in the far north of Calistoga. It is tempered by cooling breezes funnelled through the Chalk Hill Gap to the north, helping the fruit retain acidity and freshness to balance with the gorgeously intense fruit.
£152 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £185.60 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Maybach, Amoenus Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 12x75cl

JD97+
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 317 cases The Amoenus Vineyard is one of Napa's most treasured sites among the top winemakers, and has been one of Maybach's stemmed... single-vineyard since 2009. This remarkable site is far off the beaten track, in the far north of Calistoga. It is tempered by cooling breezes funnelled through the Chalk Hill Gap to the north, helping the fruit retain acidity and freshness to balance with the gorgeously intense fruit.
£1,800 / Case£150 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £2,198.45 / Case, £183.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Schrader, Double Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 6x75cl

JD94+
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: n/a From the founders of Schrader Cellars, Double Diamond is a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that over-delivers on every level, and is made for those who... expect nothing less than perfection. Under the guidance of winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, Double Diamond is crafted with the same relentless pursuit of quality and impeccable provenance that has made Schrader Cellars one of Napa's most coveted allocations. Modern, polished, and generous, the fruit is sourced from top vineyards int he Oakville AVA, including the famed To Kalon Vineyard, and crafted without compromise to be enjoyed upon release. Four Corners Wine "Beautifully refined on the nose with nice density, good richness, a touch of sweet new oak, a dusting of fresh vanilla and bitter cocoa, really good definition of fruit, framed by an energetic hint of orange pith. On the palate it's so good up front, loads of vintage expression with energy and power, a lovely texture of crunchy tannins, an almost salty minerality, and a great finish. A big step up on the 2019!" (Oct. 2023)
£450 / Case£75 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £562.46 / Case, £93.74 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Vineyard 36, OVR Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 12x75cl

JD96WI95
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Hailing from the Oakville Ranch Vineyard in the iron rich, volcanic foothills of eastern Oakville, the OVR label changes with every new year, every passing season. It... represents the importance of the night sky in the lengthy wine-making process. It highlights the magic that happens each time the sun sets on another day in Napa Valley. Winemaker Keith Emerson: "Punching aromatics, riper profile, blackberry pie, black cherry, all-spice with hints of nutmeg and baking spice from the barrel. Dried lavender, opulent, structured throughout but a powerful Cabernet Sauvignon from the Plateau block within Oakville Ranch Vineyard."
£1,800 / Case£150 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £2,198.45 / Case, £183.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Vineyard 36, OVR Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 1x75cl

JD96WI95
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Hailing from the Oakville Ranch Vineyard in the iron rich, volcanic foothills of eastern Oakville, the OVR label changes with every new year, every passing season. It... represents the importance of the night sky in the lengthy wine-making process. It highlights the magic that happens each time the sun sets on another day in Napa Valley. Winemaker Keith Emerson: "Punching aromatics, riper profile, blackberry pie, black cherry, all-spice with hints of nutmeg and baking spice from the barrel. Dried lavender, opulent, structured throughout but a powerful Cabernet Sauvignon from the Plateau block within Oakville Ranch Vineyard."
£152 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £185.60 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2022 Realm Cellars, Fidelio Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 1x75cl

Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Production: 500 cases Realm Cellars' unerring dedication to perfection has seen their portfolio of Single-Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons reach true 'Napa First Growth'... status. From Beckstoffer Dr. Crane to Moonracer, they are some of the Valley's elite wines and as collectible as it gets. There is one Single-Vineyard wine at Realm Cellars that stands apart for being the rarest of them all (only 500 cases produced), and representing the Estate's only white cuvée - Realm Cellars Fidelio Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit is sourced from Realm's Farella Estate Vineyard in Coombsville. Winemaker Benoit Touquete used three different vessels (and materials) to age Fidelio – demi-muid neutral oak barrels, concrete eggs, and terracotta amphoras. Each vessel contributes to Fidelio’s unique layers, complexities, and depth. Benoit thinks the Fidelio 2022 has the freshness of Dagueneau and the richness of Château Mouton-Rothschild's Ygrec - the best of both worlds, and we thoroughly agree. It is a wine that captures perfectly the ethos of Realm – richness and freshness, at the same time.
£101 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £124.40 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Vice Versa, Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 6x75cl

JD97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: n/a Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard is the even rockier neighbour of Dr. Crane, nestled at the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains. Large rocks and... pebbles sit on the surface and continue below to create a tough environment for the vines, encouraging them to produce exceptional fruit. We’ve heard many a winemaker cite this as their favourite vineyard, and it’s not hard to see why with the big scores quickly racking up. Four Corners Wine “What – a – nose! Brilliant, just gorgeous, with lots of hot gravel, a lovely hint of reduction, a really intense fruit core dominated by pure blackcurrant. The palate is gorgeous, sublime, a brilliant Las Piedras. Bags of minerality and energy surround the most amazing dark fruit, with oh-so juicy tannins. It’s a big Cabernet, and an absolutely phenomenal one.” (Sep. 2023)
£1,495 / Case£249.17 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,817.18 / Case, £302.86 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Vice Versa, Beckstoffer To Kalon, Oakville 6x75cl

JD97RP97+
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: n/a Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard may be the most famous and revered of Napa's great sites. Sitting on the alluvial fan washed down from the... Mayacamas Mountains centuries before, it’s produced a plethora of iconic wines at the hands of the exclusive group of winemakers granted access. Four Corners Wine “Dense, so rich and seriously dense with a big core and bags of concentration, frames by some sweet spices and a peppery/savoury edge. That palate is fantastic, so rich and an ultra-classic To Kalon that’s all about the tannins and epic structure. An utterly brilliant Cabernet with a very long life ahead of it.” (Sep. 2023)
£1,495 / Case£249.17 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,817.33 / Case, £302.89 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Vice Versa, Spinning Plates Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 6x75cl

JD93RP93
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc Vintage production: 1,500 cases The Cabernet Sauvignons of Vice Versa have become a phenomenon, selling out in just a few... days at release each year. Spinning Plates is a the gateway to these remarkable wines, and is a true modern Napa classic. Spinning Plates is a masterful blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from some exceptional sites: the Ecotone Vineyard (formerly Abreu's Thorevilos) on the slopes of Howell Mountain above St. Helena, and the Estate Vineyard in the far north of Calistoga. These are combined with Cabernet from a handful of 'top-secret' vineyards that remain a closely guarded secret! A dash of Cabernet Franc comes from the prized vines of the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard. Each release is wrapped in a stunning, unique label that was specially commissioned by owner Patrice Breton, adding to Vice Versa's striking blend of art and wine. For the 2021, the commission went to Montreal street artist “Tone”. Iinspired by Patrice’s passion for music, modern art, culture, and history, the 2021 label artwork is a retro-modern collage poster. Napa Cabs of this pedigree for under £150 are like gold dust. Patrice's characteristic, hyper-refined style has garnered multiple 100-point scores to date, and Spinning Plates is an essential for the vintage.
£790 / Case£131.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £967.22 / Case, £161.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Saxum, Somnus, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD96-98
Blend: 33% Petite Sirah, 33% Syrah, 17% Graciano, 13% Touriga Nacional, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 610 cases A brand-new cuvée, we tasted the Somnus 2019 from barrel in 2022 (it was... simply label ‘XC’ for extended cellared), and even at that relatively early stage it was a mind-blowing experience. Our notes read: “Off the charts – this will be incredible!”, which almost feels like an understatement now. Named after the Greek God of Sleep, Somnus slumbered for an almost unheard of 44 months in barrel to tame the insane level of power and intensity, and Justin’s judgement was impeccable as it came together beautifully in time for bottling. For Saxum fans, this is as thrilling as it gets! NOTES FROM WINEMAKER JUSTIN SMITH: “I finally get to introduce you to this new cuvée, Somnus, named after the Roman god of sleep, because this wine gets to sleep an extra year in barrel! 44 months it’s been slumbering away. Back in 2019 we had a couple of amazing lots in our cellar that were so unique, and so incredible, I really wanted to showcase them. The problem was they were also extremely structured. The original plan was to give them the 33 month elevage like Bone Rock and Rocket block, but when it came time to bottle it last year it was still too beastly. Think velvet glove in a iron gauntlet. We tucked it back in and let it sleep another whole year, and when it woke up this time, it blew us all away. It is something unique for sure. Still a beast, but something very special. Something that I believe could only happen here on the Central Coast. It is another wine in this line up that has to be tasted to be believed, but understand, it’s not for the faint of heart. It is Paso.”
£190 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £232.07 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Saxum, James Berry Vineyard White, Paso Robles 1x75cl

Blend: 44% Grenache Blanc, 29% Roussanne, 20% Chenin Blanc, 7% Chardonnay Vintage production: 347 cases The James Berry White stands as Saxum’s rarest cuvée and has garnered a cult-flowing among... Saxum aficionados. For us, the Grenache Blanc in Paso Robles is the best in the world, so it goes without saying that Justin’s is going to sit at the top of the tree! Always and eclectic blend, this is a rich and deep wine that shimmers with energy throughout. NOTES FROM WINEMAKER JUSTIN SMITH: “I like to think that we are getting better and better at making this wine, or maybe our Grenache Blanc vines are producing better and better fruit, or maybe its just that ’21 was an exceptional year for whites. Whatever the reasons, I’m really enjoying our one and only white. (News flash, we have planted a couple small blocks of whites up at our new York Mountain planting, but that is 6 years away from any release.) If you have enjoyed our past whites I think you will like this one even better. Brought up in huge 600L demi-muid barrels, with 4 of the 6 being new, it spent a full 22 months on its lees before racking clean and bottling. It is full and rich, yet bright and lively. The magical combo I always look for in a white…actually in any wine really.”
£130 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £160.02 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Saxum, James Berry, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD95-97+
Blend: 53% Grenache, 31% Mataro, 6% Syrah, 6% Counoise, 4% Carignan Vintage production: 1,390 cases Saxum's James Berry Vineyard, planted by Justin's father, James Berry Smith, in the 1980s, is... renowned throughout California as a true ‘Grand Cru’, and the James Berry Red 2021 is dominated by Grenache of the highest order. This is a hugely energetic and almost ethereal expression of the vineyard, and looks set to be one of the longest lived vintages to date. NOTES FROM WINEMAKER JUSTIN SMITH: “When we tasted the wines side by side to write these notes (I know, hard life!), Heather and I were struck by how elevated this wine was. Yes, it’s the only Grenache led wine in this Syrah dominated release, but it was just singing! These ‘21s have really snuck up on me. I have to admit that early in their lives I found them a little boring for lack of a better term. I now realize they were just late bloomers and their hidden charms are just now blossoming into something quite magical. They carry a weightlessness while simultaneously jam packed with so much substance. Does that even make sense? Anyways, I love them. I could throw some tasting notes out to you about this wine, but really you just have to taste it to understand what I’m trying to convey. It’s good.”
£130 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £159.97 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Saxum, The Hexe, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD96
Blend: 51% Grenache, 17% Petite Sirah, 11% Graciano, 10% Mataro, 7% Syrah, 4% Carignan Vintage production: 714 cases The Hexe 2020 is based around the oldest block of Grenache at James Berry... Vineyard, planted in 1980. It spent 33 months ageing in a unique combination of large puncheons and concrete amphora, and is “One of the finest 2020s out there… It’s a gorgeous bottle of wine.” (JD)
£170 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £208.07 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 L’Aventure, Estate Cuvee, Paso Robles 6x75cl

JD100VM97
Blend: 50% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot
£425 / Case£70.83 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £529.22 / Case, £88.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Booker, Fracture Syrah, Paso Robles 6x75cl

JD97VM97
Blend: 100% Syrah Vintage production: 867 cases Often described as a Booker flagship, Fracture is one of the world’s great Syrahs. Only the softest Syrah in barrel makes the cut for this dense and... powerful wine. The namesake pays homage to the calcareous soil in the Booker Vineyard, which limestone causes to ‘fracture’. The 2019 was aged for 18months in 70% new and 30% neutral French oak.
£480 / Case£80 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £598.46 / Case, £99.74 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Booker, Oublié, Paso Robles 6x75cl

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Blend: 33% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 28% Mourvèdre, 5% Tannat, 4% Petite Sirah Vintage production: 747 cases Oublié’s blend is always Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre – Booker's California ode to... Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The namesake is a play on the French term for “forgotten”. Rhône varietals grow beautifully on the Estate and winemaker Eric believes that they are far-too-often forgotten when you think of a California wine.
£360 / Case£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £451.22 / Case, £75.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2016 Epoch Estate, Estate Blend, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD95VM96
Blend: 58% Syrah, 19% Mourvèdre, 17% Grenache, 6% Tempranillo Vintage production: 1,204 cases
£48 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £61.60 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2014 Epoch Estate, Estate Blend, Paso Robles 6x75cl

JD93
Blend: 36% Syrah, 36% Mourvèdre, 22% Grenache, 6% Tempranillo Vintage production: 1,924 cases
£250 / Case£41.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £323.69 / Case, £53.95 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2014 Epoch Estate, Ingenuity, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD95
Blend: 51% Syrah, 28% Mourvèdre, 14 % Petite Sirah, 7% Grenache Vintage production: 1,128 cases
£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £76.02 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Law, Beguiling, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah Vintage production: 1,103 cases Beguiling is Law's is a celebration of Grenache, always dominated by 80+% of this varietal which is in the midst of an astonishing... revolution in Paso Robles. The vines are on a complex blend of Calodo, Los Osos, Nacamiento and Linne soils that run through the Estate Vineyard, between 490m and 590m above sea level. The fruit is hravested by hand and undergoes native fermentation in open top concrete fermenters. It is aged for 19 months in French oak (30% new) before14 months in bottle prior to release.
£64 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £80.87 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Law, Beguiling, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah Vintage production: 1,103 cases Beguiling is Law's is a celebration of Grenache, always dominated by 80+% of this varietal which is in the midst of an astonishing... revolution in Paso Robles. The vines are on a complex blend of Calodo, Los Osos, Nacamiento and Linne soils that run through the Estate Vineyard, between 490m and 590m above sea level. The fruit is hravested by hand and undergoes native fermentation in open top concrete fermenters. It is aged for 19 months in French oak (30% new) before14 months in bottle prior to release.
£66 / BottleDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Dragonette, Radian Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills 12x75cl

JD97JS96RP95VM95
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 500 cases Radian vineyard is located at the far western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills on dramatically steep slopes with large amounts of diatomaceous earth.... Radian is extreme, regularly blanketed by fog and buffeted by high winds. The vines here struggle to set fruit, and the resulting yields are extremely low, but the grapes highly concentrated. The resulting wines are energetic and intense, with a fascinating mineral streak and a remarkable depth of flavour.
£720 / Case£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £902.45 / Case, £75.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Dragonette, Duvarita Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County 12x75cl

JD94+RP95VM96
lend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage Production: 75 cases One of the producers at the forefront of Sta. Rita's Hills' success is Dragonette Cellars. Winemaker Brandon Sparks-Gills, and brothers Steve and... John Dragonette, select the region's elite vineyards to make Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of utter refinement and distinction. The Duvarita Vineyard is in the far west of the region, sitting literally metres outside of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA boundary, and it is one of the most sought after vineyards. The steep slopes sit on a combination of ancient sand dunes and sandstone, producing wines of characteristic depth and intensity.
£720 / Case£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £902.45 / Case, £75.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Dragonette, Duvarita Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County 1x75cl

JD94+RP95VM96
lend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage Production: 75 cases One of the producers at the forefront of Sta. Rita's Hills' success is Dragonette Cellars. Winemaker Brandon Sparks-Gills, and brothers Steve and... John Dragonette, select the region's elite vineyards to make Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of utter refinement and distinction. The Duvarita Vineyard is in the far west of the region, sitting literally metres outside of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA boundary, and it is one of the most sought after vineyards. The steep slopes sit on a combination of ancient sand dunes and sandstone, producing wines of characteristic depth and intensity.
£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £75.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Dragonette, Black Label Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills 12x75cl

JD97VM95+
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 150 cases This small production, reserve level wine is a blend of the team's favourite barrels, each selected for its outstanding depth, concentration,... complexity, and engaging personality. THE VINEYARDS Bentrock: Dramatic, north facing block overlooking the Santa Ynez River to the south and Radian to the West. Rocky, windy site gives wines of intense power and length, interjected with complex mineral notes and structure. Rita’s Crown: Steep, South-Southwest facing blocks regularly visited by high winds and fog. Low vigor soils of sandy and clay loams with diatomaceous earth produce grapes with tropical fruits, chalky minerals, and great natural acidity. Radian: Dramatic, west facing block high above the valley floor stares directly at the mighty, cold, windy Pacific. Very low yields and thick skins combine to make powerful wines, with intense minerals and high acidity. The individual blocks were picked in separate passes with field sorting. Within hours, the grapes were gently pressed, the juice settled, then put down to barrels for primary fermentation, which took place with native yeasts. The wine sees native malolactic fermentation in barrel and aging on the lees (without stirring) in French oak (67% new) for 18 months, before blending and bottling.
£945 / Case£78.75 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,172.45 / Case, £97.70 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Jaffurs, Thompson Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara County 1x75cl

JD96
Blend: 100% Syrah Vintage production: 193 cases The first Jaffurs Syrah was made from Thompson Vineyard, located in the Alisos Canyon AVA, near the regional foodie capital of Los Alamos, in 1994,... and they're working in the same block to this day. Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhône varietal wines with a New World independence. Founder Craig Jaffurs produced his first professional wines during the 1994 harvest. Current owners Dan and Janelle Green purchased Jaffurs in 2016, and continue the tradition of family wine-making started by the Jaffurs family over two decades ago, with Craig remaining on their Advisory Board. All the wines are carefully made in small lots, with approximately 5,000 cases are produced each year. Craig and his team work closely with top growers in the Santa Ynez, Ballard Canyon, Sta. Rita Hills, Los Alamos, and Santa Maria regions.
£46 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £58.40 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Jaffurs, Upslope Syrah, Santa Barbara County 1x75cl

JD98+
Blend: 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier Vintage production: 123 cases The Upslope Syrah represents the crème de la crème at Jaffurs - a cellar selection of the very best single-vineyard 'reserve' barrels.... The prized Bien Nacido and Larner Vineyards make up the blend: sources for some legendary Sine Qua Non wines, as well as contemporary benchmark producers like Fingers Crossed and Andremily Wines. Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhône varietal wines with a New World independence. Founder Craig Jaffurs produced his first professional wines during the 1994 harvest. Current owners Dan and Janelle Green purchased Jaffurs in 2016, and continue the tradition of family wine-making started by the Jaffurs family over two decades ago, with Craig remaining on their Advisory Board. All the wines are carefully made in small lots, with approximately 5,000 cases are produced each year. Craig and his team work closely with top growers in the Santa Ynez, Ballard Canyon, Sta. Rita Hills, Los Alamos, and Santa Maria regions.
£72 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £90.14 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2020 Jaffurs, Upslope Syrah, Santa Barbara County 1x75cl

JD99
Blend: 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier Vintage production: 119 cases #5 in Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of 2023: CALIFORNIA'S BEST SYRAH OF THE YEAR! The Upslope Syrah represents the crème de la crème at... Jaffurs - a cellar selection of the very best single-vineyard 'reserve' barrels. For the 2020, the prized Bien Nacido and Larner Vineyards make up the blend: sources for some legendary Sine Qua Non wines, as well as contemporary benchmark producers like Fingers Crossed and Andremily Wines. Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhône varietal wines with a New World independence. Founder Craig Jaffurs produced his first professional wines during the 1994 harvest. Current owners Dan and Janelle Green purchased Jaffurs in 2016, and continue the tradition of family wine-making started by the Jaffurs family over two decades ago, with Craig remaining on their Advisory Board. All the wines are carefully made in small lots, with approximately 5,000 cases are produced each year. Craig and his team work closely with top growers in the Santa Ynez, Ballard Canyon, Sta. Rita Hills, Los Alamos, and Santa Maria regions.
£72 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £90.14 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2020 Jaffurs, Thompson Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbara County 12x75cl

JD96
Blend: 100% Syrah Vintage production: 193 cases The first Jaffurs Syrah was made from Thompson Vineyard, located in the Alisos Canyon AVA, near the regional foodie capital of Los Alamos, in 1994,... and they're working in the same block to this day. Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhône varietal wines with a New World independence. Founder Craig Jaffurs produced his first professional wines during the 1994 harvest. Current owners Dan and Janelle Green purchased Jaffurs in 2016, and continue the tradition of family wine-making started by the Jaffurs family over two decades ago, with Craig remaining on their Advisory Board. All the wines are carefully made in small lots, with approximately 5,000 cases are produced each year. Craig and his team work closely with top growers in the Santa Ynez, Ballard Canyon, Sta. Rita Hills, Los Alamos, and Santa Maria regions.
£530 / Case£44.17 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £674.45 / Case, £56.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Jaffurs, Upslope Syrah, Santa Barbara County 12x75cl

JD98+
Blend: 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier Vintage production: 123 cases The Upslope Syrah represents the crème de la crème at Jaffurs - a cellar selection of the very best single-vineyard 'reserve' barrels.... The prized Bien Nacido and Larner Vineyards make up the blend: sources for some legendary Sine Qua Non wines, as well as contemporary benchmark producers like Fingers Crossed and Andremily Wines. Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhône varietal wines with a New World independence. Founder Craig Jaffurs produced his first professional wines during the 1994 harvest. Current owners Dan and Janelle Green purchased Jaffurs in 2016, and continue the tradition of family wine-making started by the Jaffurs family over two decades ago, with Craig remaining on their Advisory Board. All the wines are carefully made in small lots, with approximately 5,000 cases are produced each year. Craig and his team work closely with top growers in the Santa Ynez, Ballard Canyon, Sta. Rita Hills, Los Alamos, and Santa Maria regions.
£840 / Case£70 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,052.93 / Case, £87.74 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2020 Jaffurs, Upslope Syrah, Santa Barbara County 12x75cl

JD99
Blend: 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier Vintage production: 119 cases #5 in Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of 2023: CALIFORNIA'S BEST SYRAH OF THE YEAR! The Upslope Syrah represents the crème de la crème at... Jaffurs - a cellar selection of the very best single-vineyard 'reserve' barrels. For the 2020, the prized Bien Nacido and Larner Vineyards make up the blend: sources for some legendary Sine Qua Non wines, as well as contemporary benchmark producers like Fingers Crossed and Andremily Wines. Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhône varietal wines with a New World independence. Founder Craig Jaffurs produced his first professional wines during the 1994 harvest. Current owners Dan and Janelle Green purchased Jaffurs in 2016, and continue the tradition of family wine-making started by the Jaffurs family over two decades ago, with Craig remaining on their Advisory Board. All the wines are carefully made in small lots, with approximately 5,000 cases are produced each year. Craig and his team work closely with top growers in the Santa Ynez, Ballard Canyon, Sta. Rita Hills, Los Alamos, and Santa Maria regions.
£840 / Case£70 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,052.93 / Case, £87.74 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2020 Andremily, EABA, Santa Barbara County 1x75cl

JD99RP98+
Blend: 65% Syrah, 22% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 3% Viognier Vintage production: 750 cases The EABA (or “End All and Be All”) is Jim’s all-in Rhône Blend comprised of the very best barrels in... the cellar, from his vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. The first vintage was in 2017, and it’s consistently hit the big numbers with the critics.
£117 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £143.60 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Andremily, EABA, Santa Barbara County 1x75cl

JD97RP97+
Blend: 61% Syrah, 24% Mourvèdre, 13% Grenache Vintage production: 795 cases The EABA (or “End All and Be All”) is Jim’s all-in Rhône Blend comprised of the very best barrels in the cellar,... from his vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. The first vintage was in 2017, and it’s consistently hit the big numbers with the critics.
£117 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £144.32 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 DuMOL, Finn Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 1x75cl

JD98
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage Production: 715 cases of 75cl, 32 cases of 150cl, 30 bottles of 300cl
£77 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £95.60 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 MAXEM, U.V. Lucky Well Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 12x75cl

RP95+
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 130 cases MAXEM is all about precision, ultra-focused winemaking, and celebrating the finest terroir of the Sonoma Coast at the hands of winemaker Sam... Kaplan. The wines are elegant, pure, remarkably balanced wines loaded with tension and energy, that have knocked us off our seats every time we've tasted them. They're as close in class to the Grand Crus of Burgundy we've ever experienced in California, while maintaining their unmistakable Sonoma DNA. 2021 is MAXEM's first ever vintage from the legendary U.V. Lucky Well Vineyard . This site sits atop a knoll on the western edge of the Sebastopol hills outside of the towns of Graton and Sebastopol. The area is home to some of the most highly acclaimed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards in the Russian River Valley due in large part to the perfect confluence of soil, climate, and elevation. The vineyard is in an area often referred to as the “banana belt” of the Russian River Valley because, though on the very coolest, foggiest, and western edge of the appellation, it sits on a knoll that rises above the fog line. This feature exposes the fruit to more gentle sunlight, which allows very slow and even ripening across the entire growing season. Four Corners Wine: "This debut release of U.V. Lucky Well Chardonnay is sublime. There's a beautiful note of reduction on the nose bringing notes a struck flint, leading to aromas of dried tarragon, an insane level of minerality, and a sense of ultra-purity. So impressive. The palate is just amazing, with so much concentration and energy, and phenomenal energy. It's all about texture, minerality, with laser-focused fruit. Simply brilliant - epic." (Sept. 2023)
£900 / Case£75 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,125.50 / Case, £93.79 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 MAXEM, U.V. Lucky Well Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 1x75cl

RP95+
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 130 cases MAXEM is all about precision, ultra-focused winemaking, and celebrating the finest terroir of the Sonoma Coast at the hands of winemaker Sam... Kaplan. The wines are elegant, pure, remarkably balanced wines loaded with tension and energy, that have knocked us off our seats every time we've tasted them. They're as close in class to the Grand Crus of Burgundy we've ever experienced in California, while maintaining their unmistakable Sonoma DNA. 2021 is MAXEM's first ever vintage from the legendary U.V. Lucky Well Vineyard . This site sits atop a knoll on the western edge of the Sebastopol hills outside of the towns of Graton and Sebastopol. The area is home to some of the most highly acclaimed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards in the Russian River Valley due in large part to the perfect confluence of soil, climate, and elevation. The vineyard is in an area often referred to as the “banana belt” of the Russian River Valley because, though on the very coolest, foggiest, and western edge of the appellation, it sits on a knoll that rises above the fog line. This feature exposes the fruit to more gentle sunlight, which allows very slow and even ripening across the entire growing season. Four Corners Wine: "This debut release of U.V. Lucky Well Chardonnay is sublime. There's a beautiful note of reduction on the nose bringing notes a struck flint, leading to aromas of dried tarragon, an insane level of minerality, and a sense of ultra-purity. So impressive. The palate is just amazing, with so much concentration and energy, and phenomenal energy. It's all about texture, minerality, with laser-focused fruit. Simply brilliant - epic." (Sept. 2023)
£77 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £96.19 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2022 MAXEM, Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 12x75cl

RP95
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 300 cases MAXEM is all about precision, ultra-focused winemaking, and celebrating the finest terroir of the Sonoma Coast at the hands of winemaker Sam... Kaplan. The wines are elegant, pure, remarkably balanced wines loaded with tension and energy, that have knocked us off our seats every time we've tasted them. They're as close in class to the Grand Crus of Burgundy we've ever experienced in California, while maintaining their unmistakable Sonoma DNA. Silver Eagle Vineyard rests atop Stoetz Ridge, the land mass that divides the remote Sonoma Coast from the Russian River Valley. This vineyard experiences both the cooling ocean breezes of the nearby Pacific, as well as the warmth of the interior valley. The Pinot Noir made from this unique confluence of climates is extraordinary: a rare balance of explosive wild berry, mouth-watering acidity, and rich, polished tannins. Four Corners Wine: "Fantastic from the outset - so refined on the nose, super concentrated with a core full of gorgeous top notes of grilled herbs and dried meadow flowers, a great streak of savoury earthiness, almost a touch of white truffle. Complex and delicious. The palate is stunning, showing real depth, intensity, and tension. The structure and texture are great, filled with darker berries and great acidity. Lovely purity and great a great profile and sense of balance. Powerful, yet a Pinot of total grace. Gorgeous." (Sept. 2023)
£990 / Case£82.50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,233.50 / Case, £102.79 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2022 MAXEM, Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 1x75cl

RP95
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 300 cases MAXEM is all about precision, ultra-focused winemaking, and celebrating the finest terroir of the Sonoma Coast at the hands of winemaker Sam... Kaplan. The wines are elegant, pure, remarkably balanced wines loaded with tension and energy, that have knocked us off our seats every time we've tasted them. They're as close in class to the Grand Crus of Burgundy we've ever experienced in California, while maintaining their unmistakable Sonoma DNA. Silver Eagle Vineyard rests atop Stoetz Ridge, the land mass that divides the remote Sonoma Coast from the Russian River Valley. This vineyard experiences both the cooling ocean breezes of the nearby Pacific, as well as the warmth of the interior valley. The Pinot Noir made from this unique confluence of climates is extraordinary: a rare balance of explosive wild berry, mouth-watering acidity, and rich, polished tannins. Four Corners Wine: "Fantastic from the outset - so refined on the nose, super concentrated with a core full of gorgeous top notes of grilled herbs and dried meadow flowers, a great streak of savoury earthiness, almost a touch of white truffle. Complex and delicious. The palate is stunning, showing real depth, intensity, and tension. The structure and texture are great, filled with darker berries and great acidity. Lovely purity and great a great profile and sense of balance. Powerful, yet a Pinot of total grace. Gorgeous." (Sept. 2023)
£84 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £104.59 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 MAXEM, Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 1x75cl

RP95
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 400 cases MAXEM is all about precision, ultra-focused winemaking, and celebrating the finest terroir of the Sonoma Coast at the hands of winemaker Sam... Kaplan. The wines are elegant, pure, remarkably balanced wines loaded with tension and energy, that have knocked us off our seats every time we've tasted them. They're as close in class to the Grand Crus of Burgundy we've ever experienced in California, while maintaining their unmistakable Sonoma DNA. Silver Eagle Vineyard rests atop Stoetz Ridge, the land mass that divides the remote Sonoma Coast from the Russian River Valley. This vineyard experiences both the cooling ocean breezes of the nearby Pacific, as well as the warmth of the interior valley. The Pinot Noir made from this unique confluence of climates is extraordinary: a rare balance of explosive wild berry, mouth-watering acidity, and rich, polished tannins.
£84 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £104.59 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 MAXEM, U.V. Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 12x75cl

RP94+
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 150 cases MAXEM is all about precision, ultra-focused winemaking, and celebrating the finest terroir of the Sonoma Coast at the hands of winemaker Sam... Kaplan. The wines are elegant, pure, remarkably balanced wines loaded with tension and energy, that have knocked us off our seats every time we've tasted them. They're as close in class to the Grand Crus of Burgundy we've ever experienced in California, while maintaining their unmistakable Sonoma DNA. The U.V. Vineyard is six miles from the Pacific Ocean and contains a unique mix of sand and clay – the “Sebastopol Clays.” With a large proportion of the Wente heritage clone of Chardonnay planted, it is a highly prized site for the few wineries granted access.
£900 / Case£75 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,125.50 / Case, £93.79 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 MAXEM, U.V. Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 1x75cl

RP94+
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 150 cases MAXEM is all about precision, ultra-focused winemaking, and celebrating the finest terroir of the Sonoma Coast at the hands of winemaker Sam... Kaplan. The wines are elegant, pure, remarkably balanced wines loaded with tension and energy, that have knocked us off our seats every time we've tasted them. They're as close in class to the Grand Crus of Burgundy we've ever experienced in California, while maintaining their unmistakable Sonoma DNA. The U.V. Vineyard is six miles from the Pacific Ocean and contains a unique mix of sand and clay – the “Sebastopol Clays.” With a large proportion of the Wente heritage clone of Chardonnay planted, it is a highly prized site for the few wineries granted access.
£77 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £96.19 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 MAXEM, U.V. Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 12x75cl

RP96
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 200 cases MAXEM is all about precision, ultra-focused winemaking, and celebrating the finest terroir of the Sonoma Coast at the hands of winemaker Sam... Kaplan. The wines are elegant, pure, remarkably balanced wines loaded with tension and energy, that have knocked us off our seats every time we've tasted them. They're as close in class to the Grand Crus of Burgundy we've ever experienced in California, while maintaining their unmistakable Sonoma DNA. The U.V. Vineyard is six miles from the Pacific Ocean and contains a unique mix of sand and clay – the “Sebastopol Clays.” It is a highly prized site for the few wineries granted access.
£990 / Case£82.50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,233.50 / Case, £102.79 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 MAXEM, U.V. Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 1x75cl

RP96
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 200 cases MAXEM is all about precision, ultra-focused winemaking, and celebrating the finest terroir of the Sonoma Coast at the hands of winemaker Sam... Kaplan. The wines are elegant, pure, remarkably balanced wines loaded with tension and energy, that have knocked us off our seats every time we've tasted them. They're as close in class to the Grand Crus of Burgundy we've ever experienced in California, while maintaining their unmistakable Sonoma DNA. The U.V. Vineyard is six miles from the Pacific Ocean and contains a unique mix of sand and clay – the “Sebastopol Clays.” It is a highly prized site for the few wineries granted access.
£84 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £104.59 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Aperture, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

JD97RP96
Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 1% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 2,033 cases Few wines can boast such a balance of complexity and depth with a style that... is guaranteed to put a huge smile on the faces of everyone who drinks them. You can lay back and enjoy the experience just as much as you can admire the craftsmanship that went into making them. Fruit for the Cabernet comes from the Del Rio, Oliver Ranch, SJ Ranch, and 1912 Estate Vineyards. They are celebrated in their own rights with Aperture's single-vineyard programme, but come together irresistibly in the Cabernet Sauvignon 2020.
£64 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £80.54 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Anakota, Helena Dakota Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley 1x75cl

RP99
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Production: 793 cases
£139 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £170.00 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

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