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2020 Haliotide, Topotero Vineyard Extra Brut Rosé, San Luis Obispo Coast 1x75cl

RP94
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 120 cases Disgorged: October 2023 When we heard about a Sparkling Wine producer from the very edges of the San Luis Obispo coastline, we just had to find... out. We met owners Nicole and Lucas at their boutique winery in the gorgeous hills just south of Paso. Nicole's winemaking experience of working at cooler-climate coastal sites, and Lucas's knowledge as one of Paso's most in-demand vineyard managers, makes them the dream team. Inspired by the great cuvées of Champagne, they adopted more of a 'Grower Champagne' approach by focusing on two exceptional vineyards (Stolo and Topotero) just a couple of miles from the ocean. This bracing environment produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir full of tension and acidity, but it's the California sunshine that gives them an extra dimension. Nicole and Lucas make three cuvées: the Extra-Brut Rosé, made from 100% Pinot Noir from Topotero and given 30 months tirage; a razor-sharp Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay from Stolo) that sees 4 years on its lees; and a beautifully-textured BdB Late-Disgorgement that sees around 6.5 years tirage. All wines are barrel-fermented, and the results are pure class. For us, they would sit admirably alongside some of the world's top Fizz, but it's more telling that every winemaker we spoke with was on Haliotide's allocation list (waiting list, for a few!), and ranked the wines as the best Sparkling Wines of North America. With just a couple of hundred cases made, there's only one course-of action: reserve some bottles now and find out for yourself why the hype is more than justified!
£70 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £86.87 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2017 Haliotide, Stolo Vineyard Blanc de Blancs Late Disgorged, San Luis Obispo Coast 1x75cl

RP94
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 40 cases Disgorged: February 2024 When we heard about a Sparkling Wine producer from the very edges of the San Luis Obispo coastline, we just had to find... out. We met owners Nicole and Lucas at their boutique winery in the gorgeous hills just south of Paso. Nicole's winemaking experience of working at cooler-climate coastal sites, and Lucas's knowledge as one of Paso's most in-demand vineyard managers, makes them the dream team. Inspired by the great cuvées of Champagne, they adopted more of a 'Grower Champagne' approach by focusing on two exceptional vineyards (Stolo and Topotero) just a couple of miles from the ocean. This bracing environment produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir full of tension and acidity, but it's the California sunshine that gives them an extra dimension. Nicole and Lucas make three cuvées: the Extra-Brut Rosé, made from 100% Pinot Noir from Topotero and given 30 months tirage; a razor-sharp Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay from Stolo) that sees 4 years on its lees; and a beautifully-textured BdB Late-Disgorgement that sees around 6.5 years tirage. All wines are barrel-fermented, and the results are pure class. For us, they would sit admirably alongside some of the world's top Fizz, but it's more telling that every winemaker we spoke with was on Haliotide's allocation list (waiting list, for a few!), and ranked the wines as the best Sparkling Wines of North America. With just a couple of hundred cases made, there's only one course-of action: reserve some bottles now and find out for yourself why the hype is more than justified!
£100 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £123.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Haliotide, Stolo Vineyard Blanc de Blancs, San Luis Obispo Coast 1x75cl

RP93
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 63 cases Disgorged: February 2024 When we heard about a Sparkling Wine producer from the very edges of the San Luis Obispo coastline, we just had to find... out. We met owners Nicole and Lucas at their boutique winery in the gorgeous hills just south of Paso. Nicole's winemaking experience of working at cooler-climate coastal sites, and Lucas's knowledge as one of Paso's most in-demand vineyard managers, makes them the dream team. Inspired by the great cuvées of Champagne, they adopted more of a 'Grower Champagne' approach by focusing on two exceptional vineyards (Stolo and Topotero) just a couple of miles from the ocean. This bracing environment produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir full of tension and acidity, but it's the California sunshine that gives them an extra dimension. Nicole and Lucas make three cuvées: the Extra-Brut Rosé, made from 100% Pinot Noir from Topotero and given 30 months tirage; a razor-sharp Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay from Stolo) that sees 4 years on its lees; and a beautifully-textured BdB Late-Disgorgement that sees around 6.5 years tirage. All wines are barrel-fermented, and the results are pure class. For us, they would sit admirably alongside some of the world's top Fizz, but it's more telling that every winemaker we spoke with was on Haliotide's allocation list (waiting list, for a few!), and ranked the wines as the best Sparkling Wines of North America. With just a couple of hundred cases made, there's only one course-of action: reserve some bottles now and find out for yourself why the hype is more than justified!
£80 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £99.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 O’Shaughnessy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain 1x75cl

JD98+
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 1.5% Petit Verdot, 1.5 % St. Macaire, 1% Carménère, 1% Cabernet Franc Vintage production: 4,385 cases If ever a wine evoked the true spirit of... its surroundings, it would be the majestic O'Shaughnessy Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2019. As you ascend the scenic Deer Park Road from the Valley floor the air becomes crisp and clear, filling with notions of wild herbs, pine trees, and sequoia. The soil becomes darker and rockier as the ancient volcanic terrain takes over, and there's an overriding feeling of serenity and calmness. These feelings are mirrored in the O'Shaughnessy 2019's gorgeous fruit and aromatics, distinctive minerality, gorgeous purity, and underlying elegance. Jeb Dunnuck awarded O'Shaughnessy Estate's highest score to date, an impressive 98+ points, suggesting more to come from what he calls "An incredible wine, and it flirts with perfection." Famed for it's longevity, a future triple-point score isn't out of the question... O'Shaughnessy's Howell Mountain Estate surrounds the winery, flowing through three distinct sites: The Amphitheatre Vineyard derives its name from the way it caresses the dramatic hillside, and the Rancho Del Oso Vineyard take its name from a resident black bear! The latest addition is the Osprey's Nest Vineyard, just upslope from the winery, which is shared with a young family of Ospreys. At the hands in winemaker Sean Capiaux, these three parcels exemplify the unique diversity of Howell Mountain.
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2021 Arista, UV El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 1x75cl

JD96JS97
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 389 cases Arista's most distinctive wine is the El Diablo Vineyard Chardonnay. The site rests on a ridgeline in the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA... that's cooled by the morning and evening coastal mists, yet bathed in glorious California sunshine for a few hours each day. Arista's vines are composed of Old Wente and Montrachet clones, on the vital Goldridge soils - a recipe that produces the most classical of wines: rich, intense, earthy, and loaded with fruit and spice, all balanced by a minerality and energy that showcases winemaker Matt Courtney's contemporary approach.
£74 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £92.00 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Argot, Le Rayon-Vert Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 1x75cl

WI96
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 130 cases Argot winemaker and founder Justin Harmon is one of THE names to follow in Northern California, and this latest release shows just why. Rich,... lifted aromatics, so much purity, bags on tension, intensity minerality, laser-like precision... it is phenomenal. All Justin's wines are small-scale artisanal productions - for the La Rayon-Vert he uses fruit from the exceptional Steiner and Richard Dinner Vineyards on Sonoma Mountain. This is a terroir that brings impressive depth while retaining dazzling verve and acidity.
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2021 Argot, Cuvée Leo Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 1x75cl

WI96+
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 125 cases The 'Rutherford Bench' - home to the greatest Cabernets of Napa's oldest AVA. This raised terroir runs north to south along the western... portion of Rutherford, and is home to the biggest names including Scarecrow, Dana Estates, Inglenook, Greer, Staglin, and Whitehall Lane's Millennium Vineyard. Cuvée Leo, named after Justin and Beth's son, marks the debut release of this most classic and refined of Cabernets, full of Rutherford expression and a must-have for Napa fans.
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2021 Argot, Bonny’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 1x75cl

WI97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 150 cases Located at the northern border of the Oakville AVA, Bonny's Vineyard has been revered as a National Treasure since the 1970s. It's owned... by the Meyers Family and named after matriarch Bonny Myers, who was one of the founders of Silver Oak in 1972. The family grant access to a tiny handful of artisan winemakers with the caveat they can't name the vineyard of the bottle. Justin's growing reputation saw him offered a parcel of fruit in 2019, and upon tasting this first vintage Bonny declared it so good all future vintages should proudly declare the vineyard designation. Argot's 2021 is the first to do so, and represents not just an important moment in time, but a gorgeous expression of the gravelly, alluvial soils in this part of Oakville.
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2021 Argot, Sage Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1x75cl

WI97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 75 cases The Sage Ridge Vineyard is in the glitzy 'Pritchard Hill' area, facing Chappellet and Colgin Cellars across the edges of Lake Hennessey in... the Vaca Mountains. The soil's story endures with the uplifting of ancient shallow seabeds, plate tectonics, and glaciation that continues over millennia with the erosion and transportation of old metamorphic rock created under intense heat and pressure. The signature characteristics of the Cabernets produced here are a delectably pure fruit character delivered with finesse, and aromatically lifted by an unmistakable mix of wildflowers and savoury herbs.
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2022 Nid Tisse, Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 1x75cl

WI97
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 59 cases Nid-Tissé is already well on the way to being one of California’s most sought-after labels, and the naturally low production levels means... getting an allocation at release is essential. Owner and winemaker Marie-Laure Ammons studied in Bordeaux and Burgundy before moving to California where she was hand-picked by Philippe Melka to join his team. Following 18 years at Atelier Melka, gaining hands-on experience at California’s top vineyards, she took the next step in her career to start Nid-Tissé. With her inaugural 2019 vintage releases, Marie-Laure rocketed to the top with her mailing list becoming a waiting list in the blink of an eye. Sommeliers and buyers at the top Michelin-starred restaurants scrambled for an allocation, and the subsequent amazing scores fanned the flames! For her Chardonnays, Marie-Laure made no compromise in selecting two of the most famous names of all: from Hyde Vineyard in Napa’s Los Carneros (hence the connection with Chris Hyde!), she uses a rare selection of 32 and 29 year old vines, with the Nid-Tissé Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2022 spending 12 months in a combination of 67% new Burgundian French oak, and 33% custom made Italian clay amphora. Rich and intense with extraordinary complexity, coupled with superb energy and acidity, this is a modern-day Hyde classic. Further northwest, towards the coast, the historic Bacigalupi Vineyard lies in the heart of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley. Since the early 1970s, this site has been heralded as one of the most important in California, playing a winning role in a certain ‘Judgement of Paris’. While that was a significant moment in time, the wines produced there now are better than ever. Marie-Laure has access to the best block of Wente Clone vines, with the Nid-Tissé Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2022 seeing 16 months in a mixture of 80% old Burgundian French oak and 20% clay egg. The result is a gorgeous wine driven by texture and elegance.
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2022 Nid Tisse, Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay, Los Carneros 1x75cl

WI97
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 131 cases Nid-Tissé is already well on the way to being one of California’s most sought-after labels, and the naturally low production levels means... getting an allocation at release is essential. Owner and winemaker Marie-Laure Ammons studied in Bordeaux and Burgundy before moving to California where she was hand-picked by Philippe Melka to join his team. Following 18 years at Atelier Melka, gaining hands-on experience at California’s top vineyards, she took the next step in her career to start Nid-Tissé. With her inaugural 2019 vintage releases, Marie-Laure rocketed to the top with her mailing list becoming a waiting list in the blink of an eye. Sommeliers and buyers at the top Michelin-starred restaurants scrambled for an allocation, and the subsequent amazing scores fanned the flames! For her Chardonnays, Marie-Laure made no compromise in selecting two of the most famous names of all: from Hyde Vineyard in Napa’s Los Carneros (hence the connection with Chris Hyde!), she uses a rare selection of 32 and 29 year old vines, with the Nid-Tissé Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2022 spending 12 months in a combination of 67% new Burgundian French oak, and 33% custom made Italian clay amphora. Rich and intense with extraordinary complexity, coupled with superb energy and acidity, this is a modern-day Hyde classic. Further northwest, towards the coast, the historic Bacigalupi Vineyard lies in the heart of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley. Since the early 1970s, this site has been heralded as one of the most important in California, playing a winning role in a certain ‘Judgement of Paris’. While that was a significant moment in time, the wines produced there now are better than ever. Marie-Laure has access to the best block of Wente Clone vines, with the Nid-Tissé Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2022 seeing 16 months in a mixture of 80% old Burgundian French oak and 20% clay egg. The result is a gorgeous wine driven by texture and elegance.
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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!
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2021 Andremily, Mourvèdre, California 1x75cl

JD96-98RP100WI97-99
Blend: 88% Mourvèdre, 12% Syrah Vintage production: 500 cases There is nothing in the world that can compare with the Andremily Mourvèdre. As Perrotti-Brown says: “I think it is safe to say... that with the possible exception of Beaucastel’s Hommage a Jacques Perrin, there is no one in the world producing greater Mourvedre than Jim.” A perfect 100pts from The Wine Advocate for the 2021 adds further strength to this, and Jim’s thoughts are too good not to share: “A filthy and delicious concoction, this amazingly hedonistic wine aims to please offering heaps of blue fruit, strawberry garrigue, and crushed rocks with hints of tar, as well as plenty of that sexy Mourvedre funk.” The vineyard sources are Alta Mesa (Santa Barbara County), G2 (Paso Robles), Larner (Ballard Canyon), and Slide Hill - Andremily's new Estate Vineyard in Edna Valley.
£112 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £138.40 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2018 Stewart, Nomad Beckstoffer Las Piedras, Napa Valley 1x75cl

JD96+
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 166 cases
£136 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £166.40 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Aperture, Red Blend, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

RP95WI94+
Blend: 40% Malbec, 34% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot Vintage production: c.2,200 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. The Red Blend is remarkable wine featuring the classic Bordeaux varietals - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot - yet it stands apart for the 40% of Malbec in the blend. This fruit is truly special, coming from the Farrow Ranch and Rockpile Ridge Vineyards that Jesse champions with his multiple 100-point Devil Proof Malbecs.
£54 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £68.64 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Greer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 1x75cl

JD99JS98WI97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 500 cases The famous 'Rutherford Bench' is steeped in history, and loaded with some of Napa's most iconic producers. Here, surrounded by one of... Joseph Phelps Insignia-designated sites, the Inglenook Estate, Staglin Family, and the 'First Growth' Scarecrow (J.J. Cohn) Vineyard, lies a postage stamp sized diamond - Greer Vineyard. At just 2 hectares in size, Greer Vineyard is about 1/5 the size of Scarecrow. It was purchased by Rob and Cyd Greer in the early 1980s and quickly became important source for Opus One. They chose the auspicious 2007 vintage to make their debut, and in short time Greer Cabernet Sauvignon has attracted the attention of serious collectors, as well as some of the biggest names in the Valley. This is truly a wine for the ages, and there’s no doubt whatsoever that we are witnessing the emergence of a new legend of the Rutherford Bench. Simply stunning.
£182 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £221.60 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Arkenstone, Estate Red, Howell Mountain 1x75cl

JD99
Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot, 4% Malbec Vintage production: 650 cases Arkenstone Estate Winery and winemaker Sam Kaplan are a match made in heaven,... turning heads with their thrilling Cabernet Sauvignon-driven Howell Mountain Estate wines since 2006. Arkenstone Estate is perched high on the west-facing slopes of Howell Mountain. It's a breathtaking property that has been farmed organically since day one, and you'll find Sam in the vineyard tending to vines as often as in the cellar. It takes this unerring level of commitment to build such a high reputation, and produced wines of this quality.
£200 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £243.79 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2008 Scarecrow, M. Etain Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1x75cl

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 750 cases
£235 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £285.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2010 Scarecrow, M. Etain Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1x75cl

RP94
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 450 cases
£235 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £285.79 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2009 Scarecrow, M. Etain Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1x75cl

RP93VM93
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 1,950 cases
£180 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £219.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2012 Scarecrow, M. Etain Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1x75cl

RP94
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon-based Vintage production: 1,999 cases
£190 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £231.77 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Andremily, No. 9 Syrah, California 1x75cl

JD99RP98+
Blend: 89% Syrah, 9% Mourvèdre, 2% Viognier Vintage production: 890 cases Hailed by leading critic Jeb Dunnuck as "Clearly one of the wines of the vintage in Santa Barbara, if not one of the... greatest 2020s in the state", 2020 marks the 9th vintage (hence the name) of Jim’s founding cuvée, the Andremily No. 9 Syrah. It’s built around of core of Syrah from a line-up of top sites throughout the Central Coast, including White Hawk (Cat Canyon), Larner (Ballard Canyon), Harrison-Clarke (Ballard Canyon), Kimsey, and Alta Mesa (Santa Barbara County), and Slide Hill - Andremily’s first Estate Vineyard, in Edna Valley. It spent 22 months in 65% new French oak.
£122 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £150.35 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2015 Scarecrow, M. Etain Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1x75cl

JD94RP94VM94
Blend: 96.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 400 cases
£235 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £285.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2013 Scarecrow, M. Etain Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1x75cl

RP95VM94
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon-based Vintage production: 1,700
£245 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £297.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days