The Beverly Hills
$99 Sale $85 $199 Sale $135
Beau Joie Rose Champagne - The Knight in Shining Copper
Stylist & Designer Publications are raving about this new luxury spectacular donnay derived from the finest grapes of Epernay, France. The zero-dosage
Champagne that is packaged so beautifully, no giftwrap is required. Simply brut champagne has none of the added sugars common in other champagnes.
attach the gift card.
The suit of armor not only keeps the Champagne colder, longer, but also pro-
Will copper be the new platinum? The Champagne, which has the slogan of vides improved grip when opening and serving. It has a rubber punt to ensure
Tonight’s the Knight, comes in a bottle encased in a 100% (recycled) copper, enhanced stability when pouring.This makes a statement – and continues
handcrafted suit of armor. Beau is made of 60 % Pinot Noir and 40 % Char- after the cork is popped.
Investment, service, relationships and loyalty are the keys to our success.
As we enter our fifth decade as wine mer- The Wine Merchant is the consummate “It’s a lot of work to get to the top and the
chants, it seems timely to share a few sto- link between the best producers and the company is good”. - Dennis Overstreet
ries about our business relationships that most discriminating consumers. We offer
have evolved into friendships. Our friends more than the product itself; we mentor the The vignettes shared in our 2011 catalog,
helped build our shop into a destination for maker’s story, share their information and are a small sampling of our friends and
wine, spirits, knowledge and camaraderie. engage in relationships. associates that have contributed to our
distinction as one of the very best wine
Beverly Hills is some of the most expensive Experience counts – and for 40 years we’ve merchants worldwide.
commercial real estate in the world. I chose been earning our distinguished reputation.
this area because I admire the shopkeepers The Wine Merchant has access to the rare, Visit us at: www.beverlyhillswinemerchant.com
that stand the test of time – because of their exceptional and the heirlooms of tomorrow. or 228 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
love for their business and innate talents to We invest our time and capital to research, Convenient parking is available directly across
set the standard, rather than meeting it. discover and bring the products to our the street at the Montage.
shop in Beverly Hills. We take the extra step
We are located in one of the most glamor- to transport the products with care, from
ous places in the world. It is true that celeb- the originating cellars to our temperature-
rities call or drop in at the Wine Merchant controlled storage, to our shop, to your cel- Hours:
regularly, because we are their destination. lar and table. Monday – Friday
Our neighbors, such as Thomas Keller’s 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Bouchon, E. Baldi, Maestro’s, Puck’s Spa- We provide service that is exceptional, per-
go, Scarpetta, Mr. Chow, Chanel, Hermes, sonal and detail oriented – from guaranteed Saturday
Harry Winston, or have a temporary delivery to the hand-made bows on your 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
residences at prestigious addresses such giftwrapped packages.
as the Beverly Wilshire, Peninsula, Four and by appointment.
Seasons and the Montage.
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Delas Freres is a winery of tradition and renewal. Founded 160 years ago in the heart of the northern
Delas Freres Côtes du Rhône, the winery enjoyed the dynamism of its original founders and their heirs and more
recently, the renewed energy of the Lallier-Deutz family, owners of champagne house, Champagne Deutz.
Delas Freres and Champagne Deutz were acquired by the Champagne House of Louis Roederer in 1993.
Today, the Delas wines are crafted by a panel of experts headed by winemaker Jacques Grange. Together,
the team makes wines that have been heralded for their intensity of flavor and excellent value.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Crozes Hermitage Les Launes Blanc
Condrieu 'La Galopine' Hermitage 'Domaine des Tourettes'
Côte-Rôtie 'La Landonne' Hermitage 'Les Bessards'
Côte-Rôtie Seigneur de Maugiron Hermitage 'Marquise de la Tourette' Blanc
Côtes-du-Rhône 'St. Esprit' Blanc Hermitage 'Marquise de la Tourette' Rouge
Côtes-du-Rhône 'St. Esprit' Rouge Merlot Vin de Pays
Côtes-du-Ventoux Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise
Crozes Hermitage 'Domaine des Grands St. Joseph 'Francois de Tournon'
Chemins' St. Joseph St. Epiné
Crozes Hermitage 'Le Clos' Tavel Rosé
Crozes Hermitage 'Les Launes' Rouge
The charms of a traditional Champagne House. Founded in 1838, the House of Deutz grew under the
management of 5 generations of the same family. Looked upon by many as one of Champagne’s gems,
Deutz offers all the charms of Champagnes made with care and flair.
William Deutz Cuvee 1998 Rose 2004
Brut 2004 Amour Deutz 1999 Blanc de Blancs Brut
Brut Classic Demi Sec 1999
This special Champagne Gift Box will sell out quickly! There are never enough to meet demand.
Three bottles of Roederer Brut Premier Champagne, each in its distinctive design delivered in a
sleek black coffret with the swirling white Roederer logo.
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Hollywood Legends & Memories -
with Wine - Dennis Overstreet
Gene Kelly – [August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996] an American dancer,
actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer. He was a celebrity of
Iconic proportion. Kelly’s innovations transformed the Hollywood musical firm,
and he is credited with almost single-handedly making the ballet form
commercially acceptable to film audiences.
Besides being one of the most admired celebrities in glamour
Hollywood, Gene Kelly was one of my favorite customers. He
most enjoyed, sit down dinners with wine; shared with intimate
friends. Kelly had a mutual appreciation for the harmony be-
tween wine and food, and it sharpened my affinity for the same.
Kelly loved beautiful things and wine, and he was particularly
fond of Burgundies.
Excerpts from conversations shared between Gene Kelly
and Overstreet, 1978
Q Do you buy your wines based on the recommendations of
A No. I prefer to purchase a bottle of wine and rely on my
own evaluation as to whether I wish to purchase it in quantity.
I appreciate suggestions from reliable sources, but I don’t buy
cases without trying a wine first.
Q When did you first discover your affinity for Burgundies?
A While shooting on location in the small village of Semur-
en-Auxois, in the heart of Burgundy country – six weeks of
torrential rains kept us there. My gloom was dissipated by the
hospitality of the local vintners who invited a few of the
Franco-American group to be guests at the various residences.
I received an education during six weeks - listening and tast-
ing, an education that could not be purchased.
Q Who are some of your favorite wine producers?
A I prefer the best French wines in the best years, especially
Burgundies and Bordeaux. However, they are often priced out
of sight, so I enjoy California wine and Italian reds when I can’t
find a valued French.
Q Any commonality of wines appreciated by fellow actors? Any
fascination with astrology?
A My sign is Taurus and my fellow Taurus are Barbara Strei-
sand, Orson Wells and Carol Burnett, who also enjoy white
Burgundies. I met Henri Leroy while I was in France. After
experiencing those fine Burgundies, “God Bless the Cote d’Or
and its winemakers”.
Gene Kelly, not only knew how to hold a dance partner, hold a
good thoughtful conversation about wine.
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Exceptional Wines - Champagnes
Johann Joseph Krug founded this legendary house in 1843. The Krug styles are one
of great complexity, richness, and finesse, achieved through fermentation in wood
and a mastery of blending.
Grand Cuvee 750ml $189 Sale $149
Krug Rose 375ml $199
Founded in 1811, this Epernay house is renowned for its Belle Époque bottle. The
Perrier-Jouet style is one of extreme delicacy, as exemplified by its citrusy, light-
bodied non-vintage Grand Brut. The Belle Époque, called Fleur de Champagne in the
US, maintains the same delicate style, while adding more complexity and finesse.
Perrier Jouet Gift Set w/stems $145
P.J. Flower Rose 2002 $225 Sale $175
P.J. Fleur 2002 $150 Sale $99
PJ Grand Brut $45 Sale $34.95
Ruinart is the oldest champagne-producing house in the region, having been making
sparkling wines here since 1729. Ruinart’s non-vintage Blanc de Blancs is one of
the house’s best-known wines, rich and ripe, this bubbly from a historic house has
superfine mousse, citrus, ginger, and herb notes. The Rose is another favorite on
wine lists throughout the world.
Blanc de Blanc $79 Sale $59.95
Rose $90 Sale $74.95
Founded in 1818 by Nicolas Francois Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon. Billecart-Salm-
on might be best known for its non-vintage rose. Full bodied, showing earthiness in
the aroma, with plenty of ripe, candied fruit on the palate.
Brut Reserve 750ml $79.99 Sale $59.99
Brut Reserve 375ml $29.99
Rose 750ml $89.99 Sale $75.00
Rose 375ml $39.99
One of the finest houses in Champagne, Louis Roederer’s roots date back to 1776.
The house is widely known for its prestige cuvee, Cristal, which was originally
created for Russia’s Tsar Alexander II. Cristal is indeed among the best champagnes
being made, but don’t overlook the rest of Roederer’s wines, which are made ex-
clusively from vines owned by the house. They are uniformly superb, demonstrating Perhaps the world’s most recognized champagne, Moet & Chandon created Dom Perignon as a
the freshness gained by the avoidance of malolactic and the refined complexity and prestige cuvee in 1936, when they launched the inaugural 1921 vintage. As it ages, it develops
finesse that are the hallmarks of the house’s style.
superb complexity and finesse. The rose version is, if anything, even more impressive, possess-
Cristal Vintage 750ml $250 ing an ethereal fragrance and impeccably graceful refinement.
Cristal Vintage Magnum $695
Cristal Rose Vintage 750ml $625 Allocated 1995 Oenotheque 750ml $399
Brut Premier 750ml $44.99 1995 Dom Perignon Magnum $525
Carte Blanche $49.95 Sale $35.00 2002 Dom Perignon 750ml $169
2000 Dom Perignon Rose750ml $450
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Exceptional Wines - Champagnes
With a rich and colorful history that dates back to 1734, Taittinger is one of
Champagne’s most famous houses. As the Taittinger style emphasizes finesse over
richness, it is easy to see why the finest wine in the cellar is a Blanc de Blancs.
2000 Comte de Blanc de Blancs 750ml $165 Sale $129
1986 Hartung Artist Series 750ml $350 limited
1998 Zao Wou Ki Artist Series 750ml $540 limited
2002 Amadou Sow Artist Series 750ml $399 limited
Prestige Cuvee Blanc 750ml $45.50 Sale $38.50
Founded in 1829, Bollinger has enjoyed a rich and distinctive history. The Bollinger
style is one of both richness and finesse, aided in the non-vintage Special Cuvee by
partial vinification in barrel and an extraordinary collection of reserve wines.
Bollinger Rose 750ml $135 Sale $89
Bollinger 2002 750ml $135 Sale $89
R.D. 1988 750ml $279 Allocated
Special Cuvee 750ml $72 Sale$59
Deutz has a history going back to its founding in 1838, but its modern story dates
from 1993, when it was purchased by Louis Roederer. Today, the house is in top
form, creating champagnes that emphasize harmony and finesse. Deutz cham-
pagnes are not necessarily light-bodied .
Brut Classic 750ml $55.00 Sale $34.00
This Reims house makes rich, mouth filling champagnes that derive a great deal of
complexity and finesse from long aging on the lees.
Henriot 750ml $45.00
Henriot 375ml $29.99
Today, Laurent-Perrier is renowned for its grand Siecle, a prestige cuvee blended
from three different years, as well as its non-vintage rose, made by maceration
rather than blending.
Grand Siecle 750ml (In a Special Gift Box) $195 Sale $119
Rose Brut NV 750 ml $105 Sale $75
Brut NV 375ml $21 Sale $17
Brut NV 750ml $45 Sale $39
The Mumm style is for light, fresh champagnes, such as the Mumm de Cramant that
is a particularly delicate interpretation of the cru. However, in comparison, the newly
created prestige cuvee, R LaLou, is a serious, complex champagne of depth and
character that is sourced exclusively from the house’s top vineyards.
1998 Cuvee R. LaLou $139 Sale $98
One of Champagne’s best-known houses, Pol Roger produces substantial, richly fla-
vored champagnes. The Brut Reserve is a world-famous non-vintage brut, yet argu-
ably even better is the non-dosage champagne made from a slightly different blend.
Pol Roger is famous for being a preferred champagne of Winston Churchill, and in
turn, the house named its prestige cuvee after him, created in the 1975 vintage.
1999 Sir Winston Churchill 750ml $275 Sale $199
Pol Roger Brut NV 750ml $59 Sale $42
While Gosset champagnes have a reputation for being powerful, contemporary
releases demonstrate a marvelous finesse, complexity, and balance, which are
enlivened by the absence of malolactic. The widow Clicquot is one of Champagne’s most legendary personalities. She played a major
Brut Excellence 750ml $53 part in the introduction of the riddling table- the table that holds the bottles upside down to
let the sediment settle at the top so that it can be drawn off, leaving a clear wine.
Beau Joie, meaning “Beautiful Joy” is a new champagne that is taking the world by Brut NV Yellow Label 750ml $55
storm, by it’s stunning packaging and lovely bubbly beverage unveiled upon release Special Gift Presentation
of the cork. If you want to make a statement – the Knight in shining copper is it.
Brut N/V 750ml $99 Sale $85
Rose Brut NV 750ml $219 Sale $135
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Exceptional Wines - California
2007 Bond “St Eden” $599 2007 $249
2007 Bond “Vecina” $599 2007 375 ml $125
2007 Bond “Pluribus” $599 2008 Insignia $189
leVy AND MCClellAN oPuS oNe CABeRNeT SAuVigNoN
The wine making team behind Harlan. Allocated A musical term meaning “The work of a composer”. The addition of
the word One meaning “First work” for Robert Mondavi and Baron
2007 750ml $590 Philippe de Rothschild. The label inspired by the Roman god Janus
who represents the past and the future. The final design had
SCAReCRow Mondavi’s profile looking west to the U.S. and Rothschild ‘s East
Bret Lopez’s grandfather, a film icon, making film classics such as to France.
Ben-Hur, Gigi Mutiny on the Bounty, and best of all “The Wizard
of Oz”. The Scarecrow was the smartest of Dorothy’s companions 1983 750ml $245
entrusted with the ruling of Emerald City in Oz’s absence. With 1985 750ml $260
this legacy of somewhere over the rainbow is the excellence of 1990 750ml $275
Scarecrow. Allocated 2007 375ml $115
2007 750ml $229
BuCCellA 2006 750ml $550 2008 750ml $229
Bill and Alicia Deem own this winery, which is Latin for “mouthful”. 2008 750ml $499
These rich, powerful, small production wines are made by Rebekah KoNgSgAARD
Weinberg and consulting winemaker Celia Welch. Allocated 98 point rated wine. John is the Judge – these wines are hard to
FuTo find, but we have them
Buccella 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml $149 Oakville producer using the talents of Aubert and Abreu
Mica 2008 Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml $64 2003 Syrah $162
2005 750ml $395
2004 Syrah $165
SiNe QuA NoN 2004 Napa Valley Viognier/Roussanne $129
Of the thousands of labels created, there are few that can rival DoMiNuS 2008 Chardonnay $83
those of Manfred Krankel’s. His belief that each wine deserves its Christian Moueix acquired the site from the original Inglenook 2008 Syrah $165
identity like that of naming a child. That no wine is ever duplicated, property and named it Dominus – Latin for master. Located in the 2008 The Judge Chardonnay $219
thus his wines are literally Sine Qua Non – Something utterly southern part of Napa Valley, Dominus produces only two wines: 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon $165
indispensable. Allocated the eponymous Dominus and its more affordable sibling, Napanook,
both Cabernet Sauvignon-driven Bordeaux-style blends. Whether
DANA CABeRNeT SAuVigNoN
2006 Strawman 375ml $175 Moueix is the master of Dominus or vice versa doesn’t matter, great
Can’t say enough about this highly point rated estate of Ho Sang
2002 Noble Man 375ml $150 wine is being made.Allocated
Lee of Korea. Allocated
2006 Noble Man 375ml $175
2006 Kolibri 750ml $275 2007 “Estate” 750ml $185
2007 Pictures 750ml $249 2008 750ml $185
2008 Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard $350
2007 Labels 750ml $249 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon $595
2008 B20 Syrah 750ml $299 oViD 2009 Cade Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valle 750ml $27
2008 “The Line” Grenache 750ml $299 When Mark Nelson and Dana Johnson decided to call their wine la-
2006 Raven Grenache 750ml $225 bel , it was in appreciation of the Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso
BRyANT FAMily ViNeyARD
from Metamorphoses that translate “Partly we recovered the old,
Don Bryant’s small 15-acre vineyard produces amazingly complex
HARlAN familiar things, partly we created something wondrous and new”.
and age worthy Cabernet Sauvignon. The estate wine was one of
Bill Harlan is the proud owner of this 240-acre estate and 40 the original “cult” Cabernets and carries a price tag to prove it.
acre vineyard in the western Mayacamas hillsides of Oakville. 2004 Experiment No. EO.4 750ml $90
Wine-maker Bob Levy, with oversight from consultant Michel 2007 Ovid 750ml $175
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon $595
Rolland, makes only 18,000 bottles per year of the extraordinarily 2006 Experiment No. D7.86 750ml $160
complex and seamless Estate Cabernet and a second wine called 2008 Ovid 750ml $185
2006 Experiment No. M9.36 750ml $160
CADe CABeRNeT SAuVigNoN
The Maiden. Harlan Estate is one of Napa’s’ highly desirable cult Cade, a Plumpjack winery offshoot, looks to be a Howell Mountain
Cabernets with a long waiting list of would-be-buyers, and col- producer of some promise. To date, there is a small-production.
lectors often willing to pay two to three times the release price for MelKA
each new vintage. Allocated Winemaker Philippe Melka and his wife Cherie create the magnifi-
2007 Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet 375ml $48
cent Metisse, a single vineyard wine from the town of St. Helena,
2007 Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet 750ml $130
2003 “The Maiden” $250 while the beautiful CJ comes from vineyards throughout the Napa
2007 Cade Napa Cuvee $60
2006 “Harlan Estate” $795 Valley.
2008 Cade Napa Cuvee $40
2005 “Harlan Estate” $1,299 2008 Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml $135
2007 “Harlan Estate” $950 2007 Metisse $126
2009 Cade Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valle 750ml $27
2008 Metisse $139
BoND HouRglASS CABeRNeT SAuVigNoN
Pluribus, Vecina, St. Eden, Quella & Melbury SHAFeR Jeff Smith owns this amazing 4-acre vineyard site north of St Hel-
Bond Estates is a separate venture by the Harlan Estate team of Shafer’s Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, made from a steep
ena. Bob Foley makes the wines. Hourglass has made a big splash
Bill Harlan, winemaker Bob Levy, and vineyard manager Mary Hall, vineyard in the Vaca Mountains, is one of California’s most refined,
with its hard-to-find 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
with Master Sommelier Paul Roberts as director. The concept was consistent, and universally respected wines. Allocated
to make small amounts of terroir-driven wines from purchased 2008 Blueline Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml $132
grapes in partnership with six small hillside vineyards around Napa 2007 Hillside $345
2008 Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml $162
Valley. Allocated 2007 “One Point Five” 375ml $36
2008 “One Point Five” $75
QuiNTeSSA CABeRNeT SAuVigNoN ReD wiNe
2003 Bond “Vecina" $395 Quintessa is the home estate of Agustin Huneeus, one of the
2004 Bond “Vecina” $395 JoSePH PHelPS iNSigNiA greatest wine businessmen of the last century, and his wife, Valeria.
2005 Bond “St Eden” $395 Insignia is recognized as one of the world’s great wines. Twenty-
The beautiful 280-acre estate surrounds a lake on rolling hills in the
2005 Bond “Vecina” $395 nine of the 34 vintages have been rated 90 point and above by
center of the valley. It is planted solely to Bordeaux varieties.
2006 Bond “Melbury” $395 various wine publications, such as Robert Parker Jr. Allocated
2006 Bond “Quella” $395 2006 750ml $145
2006 Bond “Vecina" $395 2006 $215
2008 750ml $125
2007 Bond “Melbury” $599 2006 375ml $90
2007 Bond “Quella” $599
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DuMol BReweR-CliFToN ViNeyARDS FAViA
DuMoL founders Kerry Murphy and Michael Verlander have Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton teamed up in the mid-1990s to A collaboration between Annie Favia and winemaker Andy Erickson
carefully crafted a jewel of a winery. Winemaker Andy Smith crafts produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the cool, windy region that using unique vineyard sites. Allocated and limited.
extremely well balanced, age worthy wines, which, at their best, are was to become the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.
electrifying. The wines are given simple Irish surnames in keeping 2007 Cerro Sur Cabernet Red Napa Valley $120
with Murphy’s heritage. While known for its Burgundian varietals, 2004 Pinot Noir Rio Vista $92 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $120
the winery also produces Syrah. 2007 Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills $42 2008 La Magdalena $120
2008 “Gnesa” Chardonnay $55
2008 Russian River Chardonnay $55 2009 “3-D” Chardonnay $59 CHeCKeRBoARD
2008 Russian River “Isobel” Chardonnay $68 2009 “3-D” Pinot Noir $59 A must collector gem. This stunning new release from rocky,
2008 Russian River “Chloe” Chardonnay $75 high altitude vineyards high atop Diamond Mountain comes to
2008 Russian River Syrah $58 JoNATA wiNeS us from owners Dennis O’Neil and Steph Martin along with Sloan
2009 Russian River Pinot Noir $70 Stan Kroenke (owner of Kroenke Sports Enterprises including winemaker Martha McClellan. Allocated.
the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and St Louis Rams) owner
KiSTleR ViNeyARDS of Screaming Eagle has developed 80 acres of 640 acres in Santa 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $250
No California Chardonnay is better known or sought-after than that Ynez Valley into 50 blocks. Matt Dees is the winemaker and con-
of Kistler Vineyards. Founded in 1978, the winery has long been sulted by Michel Rolland. The highly anticipated different varietals CoRRA
a cult producer of variety. The winery also produces a couple of are in limited supplies and highly rated by R. Parker. Winemaker Celia Welch’s own label sourced from vineyards
acclaimed Pinot Noirs. in Oakville, Rutherford and Pritchard Hill. Limited availability from
2006 “La Sangre” Syrah $149 the winemaker of Scarecrow. Allocated.
2008 Pinot Noir Russian River $59 2006 El Alma Cabernet Franc (Soul of Jonata) $125
2008 Chardonnay “Durell” Sonoma $65 2006 La Tierra Sangiovese (The Earth of Jonata) $75 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $140
2009 Chardonnay “Sonoma Mountain” $65 2007 La Fuerza Petit Verdot (The Force of Jonata)
2009 Chardonnay “Les Noisetiers” $75 2007 El Desafio Cabernet Sauvignon(Challenge of Jonata)
2007 La Sangre Syrah (The Blood of Jonata)
2007 Todos Cabernet, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Viognier
liTToRAi The magic duo, former winemaker at Screaming Eagle. Located
(Total Blend) $50
The winery’s Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from the estate vineyard, at the base of Howell Mountain, with winemaker Andy Erickson and
2007 Fenix Merlot (Rising) $75
and wines made from purchased fruit from other top sites in vineyard manager David Abreu. Allocated.
2007 “El Desafio de Jonata” $149
Sonoma and Mendocino counties, are highly sought after for very
2008 La Poesia (The Poetry of Jonata)
good reason. The Chardonnays show restrained use of oak and 2007 Red Napa Valley $125
2008 “La Poesia de Jonata" Pinot Noir $124
great acidity, while the Pinot Noirs are beautifully expressive.
Chardonnay PiSoNi ViNeyARDS Pam Starr of Spotswood and Drew Neiman created this wine and
2004 “Thieroit” $57 In 1982, Gary Pisoni planted 5 acres of Pinot Noir on a cattle ranch
label as a collector of Napa’s best bridesmaids. Who needs to be
2007 Charles Heintz “ $72 owned by his family, the vineyard has since grown to 45 acres,
a bride when you can be the life of the party, when the duties are
2007 “Thieroit” $65 mostly Pinot.
done all that is left is good fun. What bridesmaid should be about.
2008 “Heintz” $65
2009 “Mays” $65 2008 Estate Pinot Noir $120
2007 Red Napa Valley $65
2009 Estate Pinot Noir $65
2009 Sauvignon Blanc $15
2007 “Hirsch” $70 AD ViVuM oRiN SwiFT
2008 “Les Larmes” $42 Dave Phinney is the creator of this label, with a wide variety of
2007”Sonoma Coast” $41 Winemaker Chris Phelps makes this delicious, low production
magnificent blends and single varietals.
2008 “Haven” $79 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from just six rows of vines in the
2006 “The Haven” $82 Yountville AVA south of Dominus, where he was the winemaker for
2008 Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $75
2007 “Hirsch” $70 12 years. Allocated.
2008 “Les Larmes” $42 Saldo Zinfandel $28
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $150
PAul HoBBS SeVeN SToNeS
For true fans of Sonoma County wine, Paul Hobbs rarely needs KoBAlT A new property in the eastern hills above St. Helena, the wine is
an introduction. One of the most accomplished and sought-after Kevin Carriker and Mark Herold make these distinctive wines from
very limited and made by Aaron Pott. Allocated and limited.
winemakers in California. Hobbs made a name for himself as chief fruit in the Coombsville region of Napa. Allocated.
enologist at Napa’s Opus One winery, and consulted at many top 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $375
wineries before starting his own winery in 1991. 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $90
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $525
2006 “Beckstoffer Dr. Crane” Cabernet Sauvignon $180 HuDSoN ViNeyARD MeTeoR
2007 “Richard Dinner” Chardonnay $72 Legendary owner Lee Hudson has been long known for farming
Barry and Tracy Schuler developed this incredible property in the
2007 “Hyde”Pinot Noir $83 some of California’s best fruit for a “who’s who” list of wineries that
southern Coombsville area of Napa along with vineyard manager
2007 “Beckstoffer Dr. Crane” Cabernet Sauvignon $165 use his fruit. Consulting winemaker John Kongsgaard.
Mike Wolf and winemakers Dawnine and Bill Dyer.
2009 Chardonnay “Crossbarn” $50
2008 Chardonnay $60
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve $300
RAMey wiNe CellARS 2009 Chardonnay $90
Ramey Wine Cellars is the eponymous effort of David Ramey, a
highly successful winemaker for many top California wineries. In gAlliCA Andy Ericson of Screaming Eagle’s fame produced a very big
1997, he struck out on his own to create a new winery dedicated One of the most sought after cult wines. An amazing new project
even monstrous wine out synced the appropriate Leviathan. The
to making small lots of wine the way he wanted to make them. from Rosemary Cakebread who blends Cabernet from Coombsville
formidable intimidating sea creature.
Ramey Wine Cellars produces Cabernet Sauvignon from top Napa to St. Helena. Allocated.
2008 Red Napa Valley $48
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $375
2007 Chardonnay “Ritchie” $72
2007 Chardonnay “Hyde” $60
leVy AND MCClellAN
eNTRe NouS The wine making team behind Harlan. Allocated and limited.
2007 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon “Pedregal” $145 Philippe Melka makes these wines from Kristine Ashe’s vineyard in
Oakville planted by David Abreu.
2009 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley $34
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Exceptional Wines - Burgundy
MuSigNy VV 2008 Bonnes Mares $599
2006 Comte De Vogue $550 2007 Chambolle Musigny $98
2008 Comte D Vogue $500 2007 Chambolle Musigny $98
2009 Comte De Vogue $565 2008 Amoureuses $576
2008 Les Cras $233
DoMAiNe ARMAND RouSSeAu 1999 Charmes Chambertin $329
Armand Rousseau is perhaps the most famous Domaine in Gevrey- 2008 Musigny $2,499
Chambertin, with a track record of fine wine stretching back 70-odd
years to the time of Armand Rousseau. Armand’s grandson Eric DoMAiNe JeAN gRiVoT
continues the tradition of making simply brilliant wine. All the selec- Etienne Grivot, of Domaine Jean Grivot, is among the very finest
tion is done in the vineyard and the bunches are a 100% stemmed growers in Burgundy. He is a quiet man with insight and talent,
with just a few of the stalks added back. who makes wine with a special sensitivity. There is a translucency
of the terroir and the vintage. The wines combine freshness with
2006 Chambertin $375 great aging potential and are truly delicious. The range peaks with a
2006 Chambertin Clos De Beze $375 spine-tingling, complex Richebourg Grand Cru, which never fails to
2006 Clos De La Roche $200 be a highlight of the vintage. This is sensational wine.
2004 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques $195
2006 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques $298 2005 Clos Vougeot $225
2005 Clos Vougeot 1.5L $465
DoMAiNe DuJAC 2006 Clos Vougeot $145
DoMAiNe De lA RoMANee-CoNTi The owner of Domaine Dujac, Jacques Seysses, was a newcomer 2007 Clos Vougeot $162
The Domaine, as it is known, is iconic. Much more important, it to Burgundy when he acquired some land more than 30 years 2008 Clos Vougeot $135
also produces the most extraordinary wines in Burgundy – and ago in Morey-St-Denis. Seysses quickly earned the respect of his 2007 Echezeaux $220
it has been doing so for some time. Co-owner Aubert de Villaine neighbors and became known for his use of whole bunches. 2008 Echezeaux $185
,monitors everything with his usual attention to detail. Domaine de
la Romanee-Conti wines evolve and develop dimensions in a way 2005 Puligny Montrachet $80 NuiTS ST geoRgeS
that resembles a mosaic – points of bouquet and flavor making up 2006 Puligny Montrachet $82 2005 Nuits St Georges Les Boudots $99
a harmonious whole that becomes more beautiful as it unfolds in 2007 Bonnes Mares $245 2005 Nuits St Georges Les Roncieres $99
the glass. In 1760, the Prince de Conti bought the lower part of La 2008 Chambolle Musigny $92 2006 Nuits St Georges Aux Boudots $98
Romanee, and a myth was born. The de Villaine and Leroy families 2009 Chambolle Musigny $95 2006 Nuits St Georges Les Roncieres $96.50
acquired Romanee-Conti in 1850 and they still own and run the 2004 Charmes Chambertin $162 2007 Nuits St Georges Les Roncieres $118
Domaine jointly.. Thus, the essence of Romanee-Conti was captured 2006 Charmes Chambertin $275 2008 Nuits St Georges Aux Boudots $110
but, in my view, never tamed! It is a wild, extraordinary wine, 2004 Clos De La Roche $180 2008 Nuits St Georges Les Roncieres $110
unpredictable and constantly mutating as it matures, but always 2006 Clos De La Roche $350 2006 Richebourg $600
true to its indubitably great self. The care lavished on Romanee- 2007 Clos De La Roche $212 2007 Richebourg $690
Conti is shown to all the wines of the Domaine, but the breed and 2004 Clos St Denis $178 2008 Richebourg $575
refinement in the taste of Romanee-Conti would point to an indefin- 2006 Clos St Denis $350 2004 Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts $60
able “something extra” in this 1.80 ha plot. Tradition is respected. 2007 Clos St Denis $212 2005 Vosne Romanee $59
Romanee-Conti is always vinified in wooden vat number 17, which 2009 Morey St Denis $80 2005 Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts $165
dates from 1862. Prices Available Upon Request 2007 Echezeaux $199 2007 Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts $132
2008 Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts $202 2008 Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts $110
Montrachet 2006 & 2008 2009 Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts $225
Echezeaux 1991, 1997, 2004, 2007 & 2008 2009 Gevrey Chambertin $80 DoMAiNe leRoy
Grands Echezeaux 2007 & 2008 No name enlivens and ignites a discussion of Burgundy as quickly
La Tache 1978, 1985, 2005, 2005-1.5L, 2006, 2007 & 2008 DoMAiNe FAiVeley as Lalou Bize-Leroy. She is unrelenting in every aspect, from per-
Richebourg 1971, 2007 & 2008 This negociant in Nuits-St-Georges has recently been transformed sonality to charm to quality to the very wine in the bottle. The Leroy
Romanee Conti 2008 under Ewan Faiveley, who has taken control in his 20s. His youth is family’s 50% ownership of Domaine Romanee-Conti gave Madame
Romanee St Vivant 2007 & 2008 balanced by the wisdom of Bernard Hervet, who has joined Faiveley Leroy ample ability to amass the deepest and most revered cellar
Vosne Romanee 1999 & 2006 as general manager. The dynamic duo has shaken up his family in Burgundy over the last 60+ years. Domaine Leroy has one of
business, which was established in 1825 by Pierre Faiveley. Gone the most extraordinary and extensive portfolios in Burgundy. In the
DoMAiNe CoMTe geoRgeS De Vogue are the hard tannins and smoky notes of Faiveley reds. vineyard Lalou practices biodynamic farming as well as severe
This aristocratic Domaine has marvelous vineyards including nearly pruning and crop thinning. The result is ridiculously low yields, and
seventy per cent of Grand Cru Musigny. The ’90s have confirmed 2002 Corton Charlemagne $250 some of the most highly prized and priced wines in Burgundy today.
the Domaine’s status as truly iconic. Meticulous attention to detail 2003 Corton Charlemagne $250 Domaine Leroy is allocated.
and rigorous quality control are left in the capable hands of vineyard 2009 Corton Charlemagne $235
manager Eric Bourgogne. Francois Millet’s winemaking is making 2005 Puligny Montrachet Les Champgains $108 1961 Chambertin Grand Cru $5,250
waves. It all starts with low yields and adaptability to the conditions 2008 Puligny Montrachet $64 1961 Musigny Grand Cru $5,250
of the year, though the proportion of new oak has not been higher 2008 Gevrey Chambertin $60 1971 Chambertin Clos De Beze Grand Cru $3,450
than thirty or forty per cent. 2005 Latricieres Chambertin $210 1971 Echezeaux Grand Cru $2,499
2009 Latricieres Chambertin $180 1971 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Cazetieres $1,849
2003 Bourgogne Blanc/Musigny Blanc $235 2005 Nuits St Georges $75 1981 Chambertin Grand Cru $1,195
2004 Bourgogne Blanc/Musigny Blanc $225 2005 Nuits St Georges Aux Chaignots $99 1999 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Les Poulettes $475
2001 Bonnes Mares $295 2008 Nuits St Georges $56 1999 Pommard 1er Cru Les Chaponnieres $419
2004 Bonnes Mares $350 2008 Nuits St Georges Les Damodes $90 1999 Chorey Les Beaune $115
2008 Bonnes Mares Comte D Vogue $420 2009 Nuits St Georges Les Porets $80 2003 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux $475
2009 Bonnes Mares Comte De Vogue $480 2009 Chambertin Clos De Beze $295 2003 Pommard 1er Cru Les Charmots $345
2009 Clos De Vougeot $168 2005 Chorey Les Beaune $105
CHAMBolle MuSigNy 2009 Corton Clos Des Cortons $155 2008 Volnay $195
2004 Vogue $135 1962 La Romanee $1600
2004 Les Amoureuses $324 DoMAiNe geoRgeS AND CHRiSToPHe RouMieR
2005 Les Amoureuses $700 The exceptional wine here shows Christophe Roumier’s skill and DoMAiNe BlAiN gAgNARD
2006 Les Amoureuses $450 dedication to quality. His grandfather left him a legacy of wines that The nervy yet elegantly rich wines of Blain Gagnard exemplify the
2006 Premier Cru $210 are now drinking beautifully and this is what he aims for: wine that alluring paradox of great white burgundy. Minimal but ultra-attentive
2008 Premier Cru $200 can age, but has lightness. is the approach here, from vineyard to cellar. The use of new oak
2009 Premier Cru Vogue $220 is restrained, and although wines here speak clearly of their origin,
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there is a clear Domaine signature of focused purity and sleek 2007 Chevalier Montrachet 1.5L $1,200 2007 Corton $56
textures. 2008 Chevalier Montrachet $600 2003 Corton Grancey $105
2004 Meursault Sous Le Dos D’ane $127 2005 Corton Grancey $119
2007 Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean $46 2005 Meursault Sous Le Dos D’ane $130 2005 Corton Grancey 375ml $59
2008 Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean $56 2006 Meursault Sous Le Dos D’ane $130 2009 Corton Grancey $136
2008 Chassagne Montrachet La Boudriotte $56 2008 Meursault Sous Le Dos D’ane $164 2009 Gevrey Chambertin 375ml $30
2008 Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot $56 2006 Puligny Montrachet $95 2005 Nuits St Georges Les Crots $89
2003 Le Montrachet $307 2008 Puligny Montrachet $112 2009 Romanee St Vivant $425
2005 Puligny Montrachet Clavoillon $155 2003 Volnay En Chevret $26
DoMAiNe PHiliPPe ColiN 2006 Puligny Montrachet Clavoillon $145 2009 Volnay En Chevret $50
Philippe Colin established this Domaine in 2004; he had previously 2007 Puligny Montrachet Clavoillon $122
worked alongside his father and brother at the family Domaine, 2006 Puligny Montrachet Combettes $225 DeNiS MoRTeT
Michel Colin-Deleger. (His brother, Bruno, founded his own Domaine 2006 Puligny Montrachet Folatieres 1.5L $435 The late Denis Mortet’s son Arnaud has now taken over complete
around the same time.) 2007 Puligny Montrachet Folatieres $220 responsibility of the vines and winemaking. The young Mortet is
2008 Puligny Montrachet Folatieres $228 already renowned in Burgundy for the quality of his vineyard work
2007 Chassagne Montrachet A.C. $38 2006 Puligny Montrachet Pucelles $240 and grower after grower spoke admiringly of how Arnaud has
2007 Chassagne Montrachet Les Chaumees $56 2006 Puligny Montrachet Pucelles 1.5L $530 picked up right where his father left off.
2008 Chassagne Montrachet Les Chaumees $85 2008 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru $375
2007 Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean $56 DoMAiNe TolloT-BeAuT 2008 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru $185
2008 Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean $65 This Domaine has extensive holdings of Pinot Noir across Aloxe- 2004 Chambertin Grand Cru $315
2007 Chassagne Montrachet Les Chenevottes $56 Corton, Savigny, Beaune, and Chorey. The star of the show is often 2004 Clos De Vougeot Grand Cru $315
2008 Chassagne Montrachet La Maltroie $65 the Beaune Premier Cru Greves, which adds scented complexity to 2004 Gevrey Chambertin “Lavaux St Jacques” 1erCru $175
2008 Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot $65 the Domaine’s trademark svelte tannins and textures. For year-on-
2008 Chassagne Montrachet Les Vergers $65 year consistency and sheer value for money, Tollot-Beaut’s Chorey- PeRRoT-MiNoT
2008 Chevalier Montrachet $250 les-Beaune is hard to beat: supple, subtle, and irresistibly charming, One of Burgundy’s hottest rising stars, Christophe Perrot-Minot’s
it has become almost an ambassador for this once obscure appella- talent was instantly recognized when he joined his father at the Do-
DoMAiNe PieRRe MoRey tion, and is hugely popular with smart restaurants for its immediate maine in 1993. It is Christophe’s emphasis on stellar raw materials
Pierre Morey, who pioneered organic and biodynamic practices appeal, and versatility with food. that make this Domaine so special. With an average of 50+ years
in Burgundy, is among the most skillful white winemakers in the across all his vines (many parcels well exceed 80+ years), well-
region, although you would never guess, as this self-effacing, gentle 2007 Bourgogne $23 placed, family parcels and some of the lowest yields in Burgundy
man eschews the limelight. Until recently he was also responsible 2003 Corton Charlemagne $129 (lower than Mortet’s and in some vintages Domaine Leroy and DCR)
for Domaine LeFlaive in Puligny-Montrachet. Together with his 2005 Corton Charlemagne $150 Christophe’s focus begin in the vineyards. The resulting wines are
daughter, Anne, he now focuses on his Domaine and on Morey- 2006 Corton Charlemagne $150 exquisitely balanced between power and finesse and display a sexy,
Blanc, their excellent negociant. He has a magic touch and coaxes 2007 Beaune Greves $45 voluptuous character that is as tantalizing as it is distinct.
great terroir character from his vines. 2005 Chorey Beaune 375ml $20
2008 Corton $90 2008 Clos Vougeot VV Grand Cru $296
2005 Meursault Boucheres $135 Sale $65 2003 Corton Bressandes $80 2008 Mazis Chambertin VV Grand Cru $320
2004 Corton Charlemagne $125 2005 Corton Bressandes $95 2008 Chambertin “Clos de Beze” VV Grand Cru $385
2005 Corton Charlemagne $175 2007 Corton Bressandes $80
2005 Meursault Genevrieres $127 2008 Corton Bressandes $85 JoSePH DRouHiN
2005 Meursault Perrieres $129 A negociant company founded in 1880. The most famous vineyards
2004 Montrachet louiS lATouR are Beaune Clos des Mouches of Marquis de Laguiche making
$664.50 The Latour family has deep Burgundian roots, making wine from some of the most luxurious wine in the world.
its choice Domaine-owned vineyards since at least the 1730s. But
DoMAiNe RAMoNeT it is the negociant arm, established in 1797, that has enabled its 2006 Beaune Clos Des Mouches $109
Brothers Noel and Jean-Claude now run this acclaimed Domaine. international reach and recognition. Today, Latour – still family- 2006 Chassagne Montrachet Marquis Laguiche $119
They hold true to the principles of father Andre: low yields, attentive owned, and still based in its home town of Aloxe-Corton – produces 2000 Montrachet Marquis De Laguiche $549
viticulture, and light-handed winemaking. All pretty timeless stuff, wines from almost every commune in the Cote d’Or, as well as 2008 Montrachet Marquis De Laguiche $720
actually. Increased Domaine-bottling has only bolstered quality. The Chablis, the Maconnais, and Beaujolais. A juicy chunk of Burgundy’s
Grands Crus are among the most sought-after (and expensive) of best vineyards is Latour land; the company owns nearly 74 acres PieRRe geliN
white burgundy. (30ha) of precious Grands Crus. Latour is still headquartered at the Gelin produces mouth watering Pinot. Gelin’s Chambertin is not for
beautiful Chateau Corton Grancy, in Aloxe-Corton, one of the oldest faint hearted. He believes in very late picking, constant pruning,
2003 Batard Montrachet $250 Maisons in France, and where wines from Latour’s own vineyards and removal of excess buds. He says “a vine which has too many
2008 Chassagne Montrachet Boudriotte $73 (labeled Domaine Latour) are made. The white wines, in particular branches is like a woman with too many children – she has dif-
2003 Chassagne Montrachet Les Ruchottes $92 the Grands Crus, are very highly regarded. Latour’s Corton-Char- ficulty feeding them.
2008 Chassagne Montrachet Les Ruchottes $90 lemagne is one of Burgundy’s great joys.
2008 Chassagne Montrachet Vergers $69 2007 Chambertin Clos De Beze $138
2003 Chevalier Montrachet $325 2004 Batard Montrachet $250 2008 Chambertin Clos De Beze $129
2008 Puligny Montrachet Champs Canet $90 2009 Chassagne Montrachet Caillerets $75 2008 Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur $60
2008 Puligny Montrachet Les Enseigneres $56 2004 Corton Charlemagne $109
2008 Chassagne Montrachet Clos De La Boudriotte $58 2006 Corton Charlemagne $109
2008 Chassagne Montrachet Clos St. Jean $45 2009 Corton Charlemagne $130
Nicholas Potel, The son of Gerald Potel, of Domaine Pousse d’Or,
2009 Corton Charlemagne 375ml $43
has established himself in a short time span, to be a leader in
DoMAiNe leFlAiVe 2009 Meursault Blagny $75
Burgundy. He is keen on bio dynamics and insists on the growers
A sampling stick of great Puligny-Montrachet terriors. Anne-Claude 2009 Meursault Charmes $83
working organically. All of the wines, are an average of 60 years old.
Leflaive is in charge adopting biodynamic methods allowing the 2006 Meursault Genevrieres $125
He says “accurate work in the vineyards results in precise expres-
wines a pure brilliant and uncompromising personality to show 2007 Meursault Goutte D’or $50
sion of the terroir of Burgundy”. The nuance, finesse, and texture
through additionally the wines have gained richness of body 2009 Meursault 375ml $23
are pure wine.
aromatic precision and transparency of the terriors making them 2002 Montrachet $485
legendary. 2008 Vire Clesse $15
2003 Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes $65
2009 Aloxe Corton 375ml $23
2003 Clos De La Roche $150
2002 Batard Montrachet $350 2009 Beaune $40
2006 Clos De Vougeot $170
2006 Bourgogne Blanc $57 1996 Chambertin Heritiers $175
2006 Echezeaux $170
2008 Bourgogne Blanc $60 2003 Chambertin Heritiers $205
2006 Les Grands Echezeaux $300
2006 Chevalier Montrachet 1.5L $1,100 2009 Chambertin Heritiers $290
2007 Cote De Nuits-Villages $27
2007 Chevalier Montrachet $500 2005 Charmes Chambertin $235
2005 Clos Vougeot $175
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"The Top of the Fingers"
Conversations with the late Baron Elie de Rothschild – at the Wine Merchant Beverly Hills, circa 1979
I think Baron Elie de Rothschild explained the position of Lafite (the best there
is) with sardonic good humor and elegant posturing. The Baron was tall,
hawk-nosed, slim and sophisticated, and a master of brevity and “no com-
ment.” In typical Rothschild fashion, however, was rapier fast in wit and
intelligence, yet with a streak of softness hidden under his thorny exterior.
“Our wines have been the When asked to describe
best since the days of the the essence of Lafite, he
Romans,” Baron Elie said responded that is is very
with an aristocractic English subtle, with a fragrance of
accent. “We even own a violets, and that this unique
poster which says: “Up for blend of taste and fragrance
sale is Chateau Lafite, the comes from the way the
first of the first of all the plateau’s land is composed.
wines of Bordeaux”. “The Pauillacs can be very
hard,” he explained. “The
The outstanding vintages difference is that Mouton is
of the estate, he said, are completely on a plateau and
1870, 1895, and approxi- gets sun all the time. Latour
mately 50 years later, 1926 has very, very strong earth
and 1928 were very big so they produce very strong
years. “Since the war, the wine. Lafite has very poor
best bottles have been 1959 earth, purely gravel sand.
and 1961,” he added for the
sake of those unable to get Baron Elie believes that the
older vintages. earth is more important than
anything else. “Tractors?
I asked the Baron - What do We’ve got them, Sprays?
you expect when you drink We use them. The dramatic
Lafite? changes have happened
with mechanization. There
Baron Elie replied “Lafite is are no bad years anymore.
not made to give pleasure, The wine will always be
but insight. Pleasure is for good, healthy. So there’ll
ordinary wine. We must ask always be a harvest. It’s a
more of Lafite Rothschild – delicate thing, he added.
how much can it offer.” “very fingerspich, as they
say in German. “What is
Baron Elie also became fingerspich?, I asked. “Fin-
irritated at talk about wine gerspich is the top of your
as an investment, because fingers. You’ve got to play it
wine, in his opinion, is some- Baron Elie de Rothschild & Dennis Overstreet by ear very often.”
thing one drinks, and it isn’t
meant to be put into a safe Whenever I have the special
for future profit. “I remember someone to who I’d given a case occasion to drink Lafite Rothschild, it is always with the memory
of 59,” he recalled, “and one day, the man came up to me and of Baron Elie de Rothschild and the wine speak we shared to-
said that he couldn’t drink the wine. I asked him why not, and he gether at the Wine Merchant and at the Chateau. As it should be,
said, that is was worth too much money.’ “Well, I said, ‘I didn’t the greatest of wines should always spark a special memory.
give it to you as a way for you to make a profit. I gave it to you
to drink.’ The proof of the pudding is in the eating. The proof of
Lafite is in the drinking.”
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CHATeAu lAFiTe RoTHSHilD creations of technical director, Paul Pontallier, exuding richness and CHATeAu HAuT-BRioN
Throughout the centuries, Lafite has proved that this is a wine that rewarding the drinker with undying memories. Haut Brion is the connoisseur’s First Growth, sumptuous, soft,
ages in the most ethereal way. Lafite combines elegance, breed elegant and fine, so come-hither you sink into it. The hidden depths
and scent with sustained power, a miracle of balance and nobility. 1945 750ml 2005 750ml in its velvet folds of flavor are a revelation, with the extraordinary
The extraordinary terroir and position in Pauillac have always been 1961 375ml 2005 750ml Cohiba notes leading to a spicy, constantly intriguing taste. With
matched by the Rothschild’s sense of quality and vision, resulting in 1986 750ml 2007 750ml age, Haut Brion simply melts in the mouth. Vintages in stock when
a wine that has mythical status. Below are the vintages currently in 1988 750ml 2008 750ml catalog printed
stock at the Wine Merchant.
CHATeAu MouToN RoTHSCHilD 1959 375ml 2000 750ml
1945 750ml 1999 375 ml All its devotees, affectionately know mouton,, is the most opulent 1961 750ml 2000 3L
1959 375ml 2000 750ml and exuberant of all the Firsts, a reflection of the two huge person- 1975 750ml 2001 1.5L
1961 1.5L 2003 750ml & magnum alities that have headed the Chateau since 1920. Baron Philippe 1978 750ml 2003 750ml
1986 375ml 2005 750ml and then Baroness Philippine de Rothschild. The great cassis 1982 750ml 2004 750ml
1990 750ml 2008 750ml depths of this wine seduce everyone who appreciates the finest 1999 750ml 2006 750ml
Bordeaux. These vintages are presently in stock.
CHATeAu PeTRuS CHATeAu lATouR
The very word Petrus creates a “frisson” unlike any other wine 1947 750ml 1984 750ml The power and glory of Latour is undisputed. The consistency
name – and the liquid in the glass induces a dream-like silence as 1959 750ml 1986 375ml of Latour, due to its fabulous gravel soil, great situation near the
its enormous, almost roasted flavor envelops the palate. The sheer 1961 375ml 1989 750ml Gironde and a succession of inspired winemakers, is unrivaled. It
exoticism of this revered vineyard, where clay combines with Merlot 1961 750ml 1993 1.5 L is a wine that can start slowly and then takes off like a rocket. It is
to make something special - wildly heady- needs to be experienced 1962 750ml 2001 750ml always profound with many layers of taste, a real reflection of the
by everyone once in his or her life. Petrus does not taste like other 1966 750ml 2002 750ml heart of Pauillac. Latour is famous for producing impressive wine in
Bordeaux – it is not “classic” but stupendously original, full of 1969 750ml 2005 750ml more modest vintages, but it knows how to seize great vintages and
oriental spice box flavors, which unfold endlessly. A one-off wine 1975 750ml 2006 750ml made them monuments. Vintages in stock at time of printing.
that inhabits a world of its own and, of course, a rarity due to its 1977 750ml 2006 750ml
small size. Current vintages in stock. 1980 750ml 2007 750ml 1929 375ml 2000 750ml
1982 750ml 2008 750ml 1959 375ml 2001 750ml
1990 750ml 2003 750ml 1983 750ml 1962 375ml 2003 750ml
1998 750ml 2005 750ml 1964 750ml 2005 750ml
2000 750ml 2006 750ml CHATeAu CHeVAl BlANC 1997 375ml
Under Jacques Hebrard and, since 1991, Pierre Lurton, Cheval
CHATeAu MARgAuX Blanc continues to dazzle collectors of the Right Bank Bordeaux. CHATeAu AuSoNe
Chateau Margaux is the most imposing Chateau of all the first Cheval Blanc is stunning, even when it is relatively young, but it Premier Grand Cru Classe A
Growths. Its neo-classical elegance is reflected in the sheer aristo- also ages in exotic multi-dimensional fashion. These vintage are Alain Vauthier is in charge of Chateau Ausone, one of the oldest
cratic bearing of the wines. The superb scent of Margaux fascinates currently available for immediate purchase. estates in the whole Bordeaux. The estate currently holds the honor
collectors. Margaux’ bouquet is so alluring, so complex and so of being the region’s most expensive wine. Vintages in stock.
giving. The Mentzelopoulos regime wines are unerringly consistent 1990 1.5L 2005 750ml
in quality, often topping the charts against the toughest competition. 2000 750ml 2006 750ml 1998 750ml 2003 750ml
There is weight and depth, added to the breed and class that come 2004 750ml 1999 750ml 2005 750ml
from this fabulous terroir. Modern vintages are giants, brilliant 2002 750ml
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CHATeAu lA MiSSioN HAuT-BRioN 2000 750ml $300 CHATeAu lA CoNSeillANTe
La Mission’s elegant wrought-iron gates face Chateau Haut-Brion 2005 750ml $525 The exuberant wine of Chateau La Conseillante, with juicy black
across an unassuming Bordeaux road. Increasingly, La Mission 2006 750ml $325 fruits and sweet oak. Rightly seen as one of the most exciting of
deserves to be seen as the other great estate in Pessac-Leognan. 2008 750ml $235 the appellation.
On the palate, dark fruits are cut through with tobacco leaf and a
delicate smokiness, but the tannins and anything but reticent. The CHATeAu RAuzAN-SeglA 2000 750ml $295
chateau and winery have been painstakingly renovated in recent The texture of Chateau Rauzan-Segla’s wine stands out- the big, 2008 750ml $98
years, culminating in a new barrel cellar. Below is a list of vintages rich black fruit flavors are wrapped in silk. This makes it hard to
available for purchase. PleASe CAll FoR PRiCeS believe that it was seriously under-performing when the Wertheimer CHATeAu l’eVANgile
brothers (of luxury goods house Chanel) bought this estate in 1993. Chateau L’Evangile has been a Lafite Rothschild outreach project
1949 375ml 1970 750ml on the Right Bank since 1990. The same team, led by Charles
1953 375ml 1975 375ml 2003 750ml $82 Chevalier ensures that tight tannins and inky concentration keep it
1959 375ml 1975 750ml in the family.
1962 375ml 1988 750ml CHATeAu DuCRu-BeAuCAillou
1962 750ml 2005 750ml This is one of the few Medoc classified estates where the owners 1998 750ml $250
1970 375ml actually live at the property. The 18th century house has under- 2000 750ml $350
ground cellars, vast reception rooms, and views over the Gironde 2001 750ml $198
CHATeAu PiCHoN loNgeVille BARoN estuary 2008 750ml $175
At 180 acres, it is smaller than its former sister property, La Comt-
esse, but it is undoubtedly bigger in style. 1989 750ml $200 CHATeAu leS TRoiS CRoiX
1996 $299 An exceptional wine, every time we receive 25 cases it immediately
1990 750ml $325 2000 750ml $420 sells out. A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Harmony and Bal-
2003 750ml $195 2004 750ml $380 ance reveal one of the best values from Bordeaux. I have personally
2005 750ml $225 2006 750ml $165 known Patrick Leon for over 25 years. When he was the winemaker
2008 750ml $175 at Mouton Rothschild producing the `82 and `86 vintages. He
CHATeAu l’ANgeluS was also responsible for creating Opus One and Almaviva for the
CHATeAu PiCHoN loNgeVille CoMTeSSe De lAlANDe Premier Grand Cru Classe Rothschild’s’ and crafted wines for Alexis Lichine.
The two Pichon Chateaux are directly opposite each other and were A highly proportion of Cabernet Franc, together with a lovely smoky
originally the same estate until a family dispute saw one side given toast, gives the wine seductive power, packed full of violets and rich 2008 $34.50 Sale $24.50
to the Countess. Smooth, supple, and supremely elegant wine with black fruits.
ripe damson fruit and a subtle smoky edge. CHATeAu TRoTANoy
2003 750ml $219 Chateau Trotanoy is a long-standing Moueix estate, less celebrated
2003 750ml $190 2005 750ml $425 than Petrus but not far away in style. Silky smooth fruits, with a rich
2008 750ml $120 2008 750ml $250 tannic structure from the 18 acres.
CHATeAu PoNTeT-CANeT CHATeAu FigeAC 2000 750ml $225
If there is one chateau in the Medoc that has jumped into the Thierry Manoncourt presides over this unusual St Emilion wine. It is 2005 750ml $332
public consciousness in recent years, it has got to be Pontet- often referred to as “the Medoc of St Emilion”.
Canet. Farmed entirely bio-dynamically, the wine has a clean,
pure, extremely precise fruit structure that tells you they are doing 2005 750ml $235
2000 750ml $135 Before Jean Claude Berrouet’s retirement as winemaker at Chateau
2003 750ml $125 CHATeAu D` yQueM
Petrus, he often said Chateau Magdelaine was his favorite of the
2005 750ml $145 Superior First Growth - Sauternes
Moueix properties. It is a classic, restrained, and elegant.
2006 375ml $65 The legendary Chateau d’Yquem retains its reputation for
2006 750ml $125 making the greatest sweet wine in the world. The standards are
2003 750ml $95
2008 750ml $149 famous-140 pickers at harvest time, divided into four groups,
going through the vineyard up to 10 times. On the palate, it is
CHATeAu PAVie never the sweetness that strikes first-rather the beautifully sour
CHATeAu BRANAiRe-DuCRu Chateau Pavie is often a lightning rod for controversy over old or notes of lemon and lime blossom, and the complex aromas that
The owner of Chateau Branaire-Ducru, Patrick Marteaux, has for new styles of St Emilion, yet it remains a testament to the hard work vary, depending on age and vintage, from marmalade to honey and
decades been a leading figure in Bordeaux. Wine with 70% Caber- and vision of owner Gerald Perse. truffles. Vintages in stock at the Wine Merchant.
net Sauvignon that consciously reflects the best of its appellation:
black fruit, good minerality. 2003 750ml $300 1995 750ml 2001 375ml
2004 750ml $95 1999 375ml 2001 750ml
2002 750ml $85 2005 750ml $150 1999 750ml 2003 375ml
2006 375ml $59
le DoMe CHATeAu RieuSSeC
CHATeAu leoVille lAS CASeS Located on well-drained slopes next to L’Angelus. Up to three runs Close to Chateau d’Yquem, Domaines Lafite Rothschild owns the
The vineyards are right on the border of St. Julien and Pauillac, of green harvesting reduce yields, and the end result has brooding 222-acre Chateau Rieussec. All concentrated elegance, with a
with Chateau Latour next door. This is a classic, truly wonderful St. depths of black currant, with some sweetly charred oak and a powerful structure, this is a wine to sink into.
Julien. It has structure and power with elegance and style. perfumed nose.
2003 375ml $37
1982 750ml $700 2003 750ml $245 2006 750ml $125 Sale $89
1982 1.5L $1,450
2003 750ml $315
CHATeAu BouRgNeuF-VAyRoN CHATeAu SuiDuiRAuT
2005 750ml $425
This Chateau produces wine with serious tannins, bedded in for a This is a richly elegant Sauternes, with amber depths even when
long life, but with the padding of a smoked meat and licorice core, young, and an extraordinarily complex nose of undergrowth and
CHATeAu PAlMeR and plenty of toasty oak. All of this suggests a big wine and this is stone fruits.
Precise, powerful, gently spiced cassis and fig notes make Chateau indeed a little-known Pomerol that is going places.
Palmer one of the true stars of the appellation, combining innova-
2001 375ml $75
tion and risk-taking with upholding the traditions of Bordeaux. 2006 750ml $55
1970 750ml $349
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PONTET CANET 2008
“IT IS POSSIBLE TO WALK ON WATER.” Alfred Tesserson
The first great Bordeaux property to go Lafite”. (Currently Robert Parker rates ioned from
100% bio was Pontet Canet. Alfred Tes- Pontet Canet 2008 98 out of 100 points incredibly
serson has been a special friend for over and Mouton 2008 96 out of 100 points.) low yields,
30 years and there are few people I have Alfred said “it is possible to walk on a very late
met that are truly individuals. He has al- water… if you take small steps”. harvest,
ways been his own man, thinking with his and
own mind, standing on his own feet, never “The 2008 Pontet Canet is a candidate for Draconian
yielding to conformity. Alfred blazes his the wine of the vintage, is a tour de force, selection,
own trail without disturbing the terrain. in the viticultural precision and winemaking the 2008 will not be close to drinkability for
savoir-faire”. R. Parker. at least a decade and should be superb in
“I will always remember, 30 years ago, at 2060. An absolutely amazing accomplish-
the Chateau, asking if he thought it was A wine for our children’s children. No one ment.
possible that Pontet Canet could make in Bordeaux is more attentive to detail than
wine to rival his neighbors, Mouton and Alfred Tesseron is at Pontet Canet. Fash- 2008 Pontet Canet $150
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Five great selections from Frances’ top regions
Taittinger Blanc de Blanc Comte de Champagne 2000
Meursault Clos de LaBarre 2006
Chateau Les Ormes de Pez St. Estephe 2004
Chateau Rieussec 2006 Sauternes
(part of the Lafite Rothschild portfolio)
Andre Guyon Gevrey-Chambertin 2007
Paired with a variety of gourmet snacks and sweets. Deluxe missed
nuts, smoked salmon, Walker’s English shortbread, Foccacia, Nunes
Farm Nuts, Artichoke spread, Toffee Macadamia Nuts, Carlsberg
Oblaten Rosemary Crackers, Olives and Popcornopolis
Clynelish 14 Yr. Old Single Malt Scotch
Nunes Farm Almonds, Nunes Farm Pistachios, Classic water crackers,
Camembert, Walkers shortbread cookies, Gourmet smoked salmon
le Quai $150
Four outstanding wines from the top growing regions -
Burgundy and Bordeaux
Louis Latour Corton Grand Cru 2007
Alain Chavy Puligny Montrachet 2007 #107.
Chateau Bourgneuf Pomerol 2006
Chateau d’Archambeau Graves 2006
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Ah wahnee $85
Legendary Travel Trunk
Accompanied by: Caramel tin, party puffs, pretzel,
cashews, truffles, mixed nuts, taffy, Chocolate chip
cookies, mixed nuts and Godiva chocolates
The Point $49.95
Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Roquet 2004
The hearty Rhone is complimented with almonds,
chocolate pretzels, popcorn chips, toffee, cookies,
and pretzel nuggets and old fashioned chips.
Plaza Athenee $195.00
Three great wines from France, Domaine Leflaive Macon
white Burgundy 2006, a hedonistic joy from one of the
top white Burgundy producers and, Chateau Bourgneuf
Pomerol 2006, a sleeper from Bordeaux, and Taittinger
Brut NV Champagne, one of the best know names in
Champagne is matched with Michel Cluszel Chocolate
Truffles, Caviar, smoked salmon, olives, cheese, crack-
ers, dip mix, shortbread Walker English cookies, Holiday
candies, chocolate chip cookies and Godiva chocolates.
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The Wine Merchant
Carlos Slim Hlu (World’s Richest Man)
Bernard Arnault (Europe’s Richest Man)
Erme Gildo Zegna (Zegna Fashion)
Charlie Sheen (Actor & Unique Personality)
Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Casa Dragones Tequilla
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Meurice $65.00 The Plaza $169 Broadmoor $99.00
#112. #113. #114.
A duo of French wines; Louis Latour Vivre Taittinger Brut NV Impress someone with this great selection of
Clesse Blanc 2008 and Chateau d’Archambeau Perrier Jouet Brut NV Varietals from California.
Graves 2006, Accompanied by Camembert Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV Andrew Murray Syrah 2007
cheese, wine & cheese biscuits, short bread Veuve Clicquot Brut NV Bridesmaid Sauvignon Blanc 2009
cookies, water crackers, dipping pretzels, Seghesio Pinot Grigio 2010
Sonoma crackers and Godiva chocolate. Spellbound Chardonnay 2009
Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2009
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Andre Guyon Chambolle Musigny 2007
Domaine Matrot Meursault 2007
Nicolas Potel Cote de Nuits – Village 2007
Complimented with a repertoire of gourmet morsels.
Smoked salmon, café latte, camembert, Carlsberg
Olbaten, wine & cheese biscuits, tin prioiuline biscuits
Dolcetto wafers Nunes Farm Nuts, Focaccia Chips.
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A bottle of one of Sonoma Valley’s finest
Zinfandels – Seghesio Zinfandel 2009,
accompanied by a variety of ready to
indulge snacks; savory mix, pastry puffs,
java wafers, cheese puffs, cashew brittle,
cheese spread, dried fruit & nut mix,
crackers, coffee & tea.
Sea island $45.00
Roederer Estate Sparkling NV
Dark chocolate pretzels, chocolate toffee,
cheddar potato chips, cookies, old-fashioned
chips, pretzel nuggets.
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The waldorf $450
Large Hat Box
Perrier Jouet Champagne Flower Bottle 2002
Louis Latour Corton Grand Cru 2007
Chateau Bourgneuf Bordeaux 2006
Surrounded by a variety of gourmet snacks;
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smoked salmon, holiday candy, caviar, cookies,
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Domaine leflaive Schramsberg Château Simard Saint-emilion
Domaine Leflaive brings sheer hedonistic Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained Château Simard has an enviable ad-
joy to the palate of any eonophile that un- international recognition in 1972 when dress on the sunny southern slopes of
derstands the characteristic minerality. A then President Nixon served the wine at Saint-Emilion. Surrounded by the region’s
sampling stick of great Puligny-Montrachet the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, first growth vineyards, Château Simard’s
terriors. Anne-Claude Leflaive is in charge, China. Since, then, it's been served by vineyard has excellent exposure and pre-
adopting biodynamic methods allowing the every administration in the White House. dominantly clay soil mixed with sand and
wines a pure brilliant and uncompromising This delicious bright, lemon gold wine has gravel. Château Simard's classical, refined
personality to show through. Leflaive wines a ripe apple nose and a ripe, rich attack. style can be attributed not only to its fine
have gained richness of body, aromatic We proudly feature Schramsberg Blanc de vineyard location, but also to its traditional
precision and transparency of the terriors Blancs by the glass and the bottle at our winemaking practices and distinctive ag-
making them legendary to drink waterfront restaurant, The Dock in Newport ing program. The blend each year reflects
and collect. Beach. the vineyard’s makeup of Merlot blended
with Cabernet Franc. Elegant and balanced
2006 $79.00 $29.60 upon release, Château Simard expresses
its deep roots in Bordeaux’s famous Right
Bank. Alain Vaulthier, owner of Chateau
Ausone, is the owner of Chateau Simard.
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The Wine Cellar
Premier Wine Storage in Los Angeles since 1974
Please call 310-477- 9463 (WINE)
for an appointment for a private tour.
• State of the Art Refrigerated wine storage. 55-58 degrees.
• 36 Virtual Security Cameras / 24 hour survelliance on premises
• Fair, Competitive Pricing
• A wide range of individual vaults, lockers and walk-ins available
(from 6 bottles to 10,000 cases)
• Complimentary parking on the premises
• Conveniently located off the San Diego Freeway & Santa Monica Blvd. Exit
All visitors and prospective new clients must provide a valid picture ID and must
be escorted by a Wine Cellar attendant at all times during the tour and or visit.
Additional Services available to all Wine Cellar Patrons
• Acceptance of wine deliveries and courtesy refrigerated will call storage
• Packing, shipping, transportation to/from our facility
• Privilege use of our new Wine Tasting Room
Privilege to Use our Wine Tasting Room
A new addition to The Wine Cellar facility is our special tasting room. A reposi-
tory filled with antique furnishings, Persian carpets, stone floors, an extensive
library of wine books and related subjects, walls adorned with period paintings,
and a fireplace for added ambiance in the dining/living room setting.
The dining room is accessorized with everything a host would need for the
ultimate in entertainment including; a mahogany dining table that seats 14
guests, a variety of Riedel stemware, Versace dinnerware, flatware, linens, and
an adjoining kitchen for preparing catered gourmet cuisine to compliment your
wines. The Wine Cellar’s tasting room is the perfect location for wine and food
pairing experiences in our Beverly Hills style.
To book the Tasting Room or for a schedule of wine events
Please call 310-278-7322 or visit us at www.beverlyhillswinemerchant.com
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guaranteed Christmas Delivery
The Wine Merchant guarantees delivery prior to December 25, provided
the recipient's address is correct and complete and the order is completed
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and confirmed no later than December 22, 12:00 noon. Rush charges and with Xavier Barlier at The Wine Merchant
handling fees will apply when applicable.
Please provide our staff with special address, delivery instructions and restric-
tions, such as security or gate entrances. Phone numbers of the delivery
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Please note that all re-deliveries required for incorrect addresses will be
charged appropriately. The Wine Merchant adheres to the laws and restric-
tions for shipping items out of state. All taxes apply. Brad Vassar & Dennis
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Dick Wolf at a Chateau Margaux Dinner Watch Retail Awards
luxurious Custom gift wrap – May 2011 – New York, Sept 2011
The Wine Merchant is well known and recognized throughout California and
the U.S. because of our outstanding product selection, exquisite gift baskets
and custom gift wrap. Each gift is custom wrapped on our premises to insure
the best materials and care are provided. You want to make the perfect
impression and we’ll do all the work for you.
Some gift baskets packed for shipping out of the local area will be sent
in a hamper style basket and the presentation will be different than in the
photographs or store display so that we may insure the quality and integrity of
It is The Wine Merchant’s policy not to substitute any of the products that
are included in our gift catalog. However, due to limited availability of a few
exclusive speciality products, The Wine Merchant reserves the right to make
substitutions of items pictured or described in the catalog with product(s) of
an equal or higher value if orders exceed available stock.
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