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Wine Merchant The Beverly Hills Gift Catalogue 2011-2012 $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. email@example.com 310.278.7322 3 Delas Freres 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 Champagne Deutz 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 Louis Roederer 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. 4 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 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 critics? 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 310.278.7322 5 Exceptional Wines - Champagnes KRug 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 PeRRieR-JoueT 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 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 BilleCART-SAlMoN 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 louiS RoeDeReR Dom Perignon 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 6 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 Exceptional Wines - Champagnes TAiTTiNgeR 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 BolliNgeR 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 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 HeNRioT 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 lAuReNT-PeRRieR 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 MuMM 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 Pol RogeR 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 goSSeT While Gosset champagnes have a reputation for being powerful, contemporary releases demonstrate a marvelous finesse, complexity, and balance, which are VeuVe CliCquot 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 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 PleASe CAll FoR ADDiTioNAl wiNe SeleCTioNS AND ViSiT ouR weBSiTe email@example.com 310.278.7322 7 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 2006 $325 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 8 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 Exceptional Wines - California 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) DANCiNg HAReS 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. BRiDeSMAiD 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 Pinot Noir 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. Prisoner $35 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 leViATHAN 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. Valley vineyards. 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. 2007 $590 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley $34 PleASe CAll FoR ADDiTioNAl wiNe SeleCTioNS AND ViSiT ouR weBSiTe firstname.lastname@example.org 310.278.7322 9 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, 10 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 Exceptional Wines - Burgundy 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 NiCHolAS PoTel 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 PleASe CAll FoR ADDiTioNAl wiNe SeleCTioNS AND ViSiT ouR weBSiTe email@example.com 310.278.7322 11 - Fingerspich "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.” 12 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 Exceptional Wines - Bordeaux 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 PleASe CAll FoR PRiCeS firstname.lastname@example.org 310.278.7322 13 Exceptional Wines - Bordeaux 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 something right. CHATeAu MAgDelAiNe Sauternes 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 1990 $300 14 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 PleASe CAll FoR ADDiTioNAl wiNe SeleCTioNS AND ViSiT ouR weBSiTe Kaufman Vodka The world’s first vintage vodka, meaning This luxury vodka has competed and it is produced only in the years when the won in the white spirits category at the wheat crop satisfies quality demands, International Wine & Spirit Challenge in and is produced in strictly limited quanti- London and won an unprecedented two ties. Each bottle carries its unique limited of out three gold medals since 2004. edition number. Kauffman Vodka has an incredibly deli- These provocative bottles are produced cate, subtle taste with a slight scent of at the Saint Gobaine glass factory in bread crust and a mild taste of mint. 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Presented in a unique, individually numbered Baccarat crystal decanter that is hand blow, polished and engraved by one of only three Master-craftsmen in the world. Encased in a hand crafted lacquer cabinet with over 60 hours of workmanship used to create the eleven layers of lacquer and luxurious cream leather interior. No detail is left to chance, from the Baccarat cut crystal stopper to the 24 Carat Gold plated neck collar and travel stopper. PleASe CAll FoR PRiCe Catherine Malandrine #103. Limited edition Cointreau. A glamorous icon. A bridge between Paris and New York. The designer bottle plays on the feminine emblem of the Stature of Liberty complimented with the stars of the American flag. A refined metal fishnet lacquer embraces the bottle like the finest “dentelle”. #103. PleASe CAll FoR PRiCe firstname.lastname@example.org 310.278.7322 17 only 120 bottles for the U.S. market l’or de Jean Martel #104. Platinum Pentaward Luxuriously designed vessel for a rare cognac. It meets the demands of elite customers. The bottle is the combination of creative designer Cristallerie de Sevres. Perfect harmony is expressed through the “golden number”. The vessel is fashioned from pure crystal in which the precious liquid is concentrated in a single droplet suspended by an arch. PleASe CAll FoR PRiCe 18 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 Cognac Tesseron extreme #105. Grand Champagne, Cognac 1er Cru Un This is the very first time that these ancient trea- sures, have been offered for purchase. Nestling in a lacquered box, this unique creation is presented in a small 1.75 Litre, deminjeanne: demijohn, like the fa- mous 25 liters “dames-jeannes” from which Tesseron has selected its oldest cognacs. Tesseron Extreme should be the gift for everyone on your “A” list, including yourself. PleASe CAll FoR SPeCiAl PACKAgiNg AND PRiCe 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 email@example.com 310.278.7322 19 - Gift Baskets George V (Description next page) #106. 20 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 george V $395.00 #106. 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 Algongquin $89.00 #107. 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 #108. 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 #108. firstname.lastname@example.org 310.278.7322 21 Ah wahnee $85 #109. Legendary Travel Trunk Jekel Chardonnay Merryvale Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon Accompanied by: Caramel tin, party puffs, pretzel, cashews, truffles, mixed nuts, taffy, Chocolate chip cookies, mixed nuts and Godiva chocolates The Point $49.95 #110. 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 #111. 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. #109. • Factoids • Information from The Wine Merchant Favorite Wines Carlos Slim Hlu (World’s Richest Man) Chateau Petrus Bernard Arnault (Europe’s Richest Man) Chateau d’Yquem Erme Gildo Zegna (Zegna Fashion) Gaja Chardonnay Charlie Sheen (Actor & Unique Personality) Chateau Mouton Rothschild Favorite Tequilla #110. Oprah Winfrey Casa Dragones Tequilla 22 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 Plaza Athenee (Description opposite page) #111. email@example.com 310.278.7322 23 Meurice #112. 112. 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 24 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 The Plaza (Description opposite page) #113. Broadmoor (Description opposite page) #114. firstname.lastname@example.org 310.278.7322 25 Daniel $135 #115. 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. 26 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 Fairmont $49.95 #116. 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 #117. Roederer Estate Sparkling NV Dark chocolate pretzels, chocolate toffee, cheddar potato chips, cookies, old-fashioned chips, pretzel nuggets. email@example.com 310.278.7322 27 The waldorf $450 #118. 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; Tapenade, crackers, pretzels, Cheese, olives, smoked salmon, holiday candy, caviar, cookies, chips and Godiva chocolates. 28 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 Presentation package with two glasses $145 firstname.lastname@example.org 310.278.7322 29 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. 1999 750ml $29.99 30 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 A note from Dennis Overstreet Ultimat Vodka is the world’s most distinctive vodka. Created in the birthplace of vodka – Poland – it is the only vodka distilled from both grains and potato, a break from the traditional process of using just one or the other. The result is an unrivaled, truly distinct, ultra-pure spirit that sets the standard for ultra-premium vodkas. It is the vodka that lives up to its name. There is, good, better, and ultimate – don’t you deserve the Ultimat? The package does make a difference. A spirit this distinct deserves a bottle worthy of its contents. You’ll find the Ultimat vodka encased in a striking crystal decanter that shines cobalt blue. Each skillfully crafted decanter is meticulously inspected to ensure a beautiful, elegant presence, distinguished by a small bubble that floats in the heart of its thick crystal base. Pick up a bottle, and you’ll feel the weight of a vodka rich with ancestry, ripe with complexity and full of sophistication. St. Regis $85.00 #119. Everything you need for the ultimate cocktail hour. Ultimat Vodka surrounded by gourmet cocktail snacks, green olives with Provence herbs, smoked salmon, Nunes Farm almonds, cheese Straws, Forcaccia crackers, Carlsbad chocolates. email@example.com 310.278.7322 31 The Wine Cellar Premier Wine Storage in Los Angeles since 1974 Please call 310-477- 9463 (WINE) for an appointment for a private tour. FEATURING • State of the Art Refrigerated wine storage. 55-58 degrees. Humidity Controlled • 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 The Wine Cellar 1919 Pontius Avenue / Los Angeles, CA 90025 310-477-WINE Conveniently located in West Los Angeles off the San Diego Freeway (exit either National or Santa Monica Blvd). 32 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 Serving wine collectors & enthusiasts since 1974 Salon / reception area in the Tasting Room The Salon Wine Tasting Room – Mahogany Dining Table firstname.lastname@example.org 310.278.7322 33 Louis Roederer Cristal Vintage - Retail: $250 / Sale: $199 / Available in Magnum 34 beverlyhillswinemerchant.com 310.278.7322 - Placing your Orders To place your order or inquire of our inventory please visit us 228 N. Canon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Tel 310-278-7322 Fax 310-278-6158 email@example.com www.beverlyhillswinemerchant.com Please call The wine Merchant to verify that your orders sent by fax or email were received. Please place your order early! 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 Chris & Dennis Overstreet, Rita Barsoumian of The Wine Merchant 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 address are essential. Thank you. 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. 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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. Dennis and Chris with Tony Bennett at wine dinner – August 2010 Conditions of Sale and Purchase Agreement The Wine Merchant has attempted to the best of its ability, to describe the items accurately. The Wine Merchant is not liable for any description and make no warranties or guaranties regarding quality. All Sales are Final. Items are inspected prior to packing and shipping. Various jurisdictions prohibit importation into their jurisdiction. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to investigate and determine the possibility of such prohibitions. All decisions regarding any claim shall be made by The Wine Merchant and shall be final without further recourse or reimbursement. 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