Desirables: Vintaged Perfection

2010 Colgin Cellars “IX Estate” Napa Valley Red Wine Blended from grapes grown on a sprawling 125-acre plot of rocky, volcanic soil high above Lake Hennessey, the IX Estate is one of Colgin Cellars’ finest productions. A fruitful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdo, wine connoisseur and critic Robert Parker calls it “as close […]

Desirables: Vintaged Perfection
September 18, 2014

Colgin

2010 Colgin Cellars “IX Estate” Napa Valley Red Wine

Blended from grapes grown on a sprawling 125-acre plot of rocky, volcanic soil high above Lake Hennessey, the IX Estate is one of Colgin Cellars’ finest productions. A fruitful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdo, wine connoisseur and critic Robert Parker calls it “as close to a viticultural nirvana as I’ve ever seen.”
/ $500
Clarets, Santa Barbara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King of Clubs

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Primarily a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown across the Napa Valley region and finished with a hint of Syrah, then aged for two years in solid French Oak, King of Clubs promises a unique experience. The ambition behind the project needed to be shared, so serial entrepreneur Christopher R. King enlisted the collaborative efforts of restaurateur Justin Anthony, with Robert Mondavi, Jr. contributing the finishing touches of this truly special vintage.
/ $799
£10, Montage Beverly Hills
Spago, Beverly Hills
Cecconi’s, Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georges-de-Latour

Beaulieu Vineyard Private Reserve Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2011

From the signing of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in Moscow, to the Reagans’ anniversary celebration, the BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve remains a favorite toast across generations. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the iconic brand, the 2011 vintage was served as the official pour at the 66th Emmy® Awards Governors Ball – its 11th consecutive appearance at the event.
/ $135
Mastro’s Steakhouse, Thousand Oaks
K & L Wine, Hollywood

 

 

 

 

 

Harlan

2009 Harlan Estate

The 2009 Harlan Estate red is irresistible. Whether for its fine-grained texture or palate-saturating finish, this is a delicious wine that you appreciate anew with each ensuing glass.
/ $900
Bouchon Bistro, Beverly Hills
Wally’s Wine, Los Angeles

 

 

hundred-acreHundred Acre Ark 2007 
Cabernet Sauvignon 

The makers of Hundred Acre Ark Cabernet Sauvignon are champions of a “hands on” winemaking process that culminates in the critical perfection of each bottle. The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is no different.  Uncork the fleshy, voluptuous floral notes paired with those of burning embers, black raspberries, and hints of blueberry.
/ $1,200
Beverly Hills Wine Merchant, Beverly Hills

 

 

Distinguished Varietals

These labels are equally exquisite, making them can’t miss sips of savoriness:

2007 Screaming Eagle
/ $2,950
Clarets, Santa Barbara

2009 Antinori Tignanello (Italy)
/ $699
Mel & Rose, Los Angeles

2010 Ausone, St.-Emilion (France)
/ $1,799
K & L Wine, Hollywood

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