We are delighted to offer a range of perfectly aged stock from some of the best producers in California. These are true ‘Cult’ wineries, with tiny productions and a huge global following, making their library stock very hard to find. Based on Bordeaux varietals, they follow in the same footsteps as refined, rich, long-lived wines. These are some of the greatest reds in the world.

Dominus
The brainchild of Chistian Moueix of Petrus, Parker dubbed Dominus “the California outpost of Pomerol and St-Emilion”. Located in Yountville on volcanic soils, Dominus is a synthesis of Bordeaux and Napa Valley winemaking. Just 5,000 cases of this flagship wine are produced every year.

WineFormatVintageWAQtyPriceDiscount to UK Market
Dominus6×752000872£530-2%
Dominus6×751996952£815-9%

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Opus One
Opus One is a bastion of the wine world, a joint project between Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. The first Napa wine to be released through the Place de Bordeaux, Opus One has established a fierce global market, making it one of the most traded Californian wines.

WineFormatVintageWAQtyPriceDiscount to UK Market
Opus One6×752005952£1,495-7%
Opus One6×752004961£1,450-3%
Opus One6×752003943£1,500-6%
Opus One6×752002942£1,500-7%
Opus One6×752001904£1,180-2%
Opus One6×752000845£1,100-11%
Opus One6×751999885£1,400-15%
Opus One6×751998862£1,345-16%

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Ridge Monte Bello
Ridge is famed for its role in proving California’s quality in the infamous Judgement of Paris in 1976. Produced from a single Estate 900m up in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Silicon Valley, their yields are painstakingly low, less than one tonne per acre. Of the selection today, it is the most undervalued.

WineFormatVintageWAQtyPriceDiscount to UK Market
Ridge Monte Bello6×75200394+1£650-10%
Ridge Monte Bello6×75200295+2£750-12%
Ridge Monte Bello6×752001994£1,390-6%
Ridge Monte Bello6×752000905£590-16%
Ridge Monte Bello6×75199918 (JR)4£575-8%
Ridge Monte Bello6×751998886£525-13%
Ridge Monte Bello6×751997943£750-12%
Ridge Monte Bello6×751996952£840-7%
Ridge Monte Bello6×751995931£740-18%

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JR – Jancis Robinson

Shafer Hillside Select
Robert Parker said that “year in, year out, this is one of the superstar wineries, not only in Napa Valley and all of California, but in the entire world… [Shafer] kick proverbial ass with every vintage.”  Just 2,400 cases are produced each year in the illustrious Stag’s Leap district. The original wine owners and winemaking staff have been the same since its first vintage in 1978, producing true First Growth quality Cabernet.

WineFormatVintageWAQtyPriceDiscount to UK Market
Shafer Hillside Select6×752004991£1,525-10%
Shafer Hillside Select6×7520021001£1,950-3%
Shafer Hillside Select6×7520011002£1,925-4%
Shafer Hillside Select6×752000942£1,190-21%
Shafer Hillside Select3×150199993+1£1,000-17%
Shafer Hillside Select6×75199993+2£1,150-4%
Shafer Hillside Select6×751998952£1,200-8%

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