This library release from the 1971 vintage from Château Cabrières has been reconditioned by topping off with original 1971 wine, replacement corks have been used and new labels added to the bottles. One of the best shape 1971 bottles you will find! Buy this for a friend's 50th Birthday celebration this year! Vines have been planted on the Château Cabrières site since 1344. Château Cabrières was officially established...
The 1998 Syrah Eisele Vineyard is a soft, supple-textured, opulent, civilized effort that can be drunk now as well as over the next 8-10 years. It is elegantly rendered, pure, and filled with blackberry/cassis fruit as well as a hint of honeysuckle provided by 8% Viognier in the blend. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 Points Robert Parker! "The 1998 Mr. K. Viognier TBA was made from botrytised Viognier from the Alban Vineyard. There are only 1,245 half bottles. Harvested at 37.8% sugar, it retained 14.5% at bottling." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1999 Syrah Eisele Vineyard (a blend of 94% Syrah and 6% Viognier) boasts an opaque ruby/purple color along with gorgeous complex aromatics of melted asphalt graphite blackberry liqueur coffee and a hint of pepper. This full-bodied Syrah reveals surprising freshness finesse and elegance despite its size. The wine is long rich and French in style. It is best drunk...
Robert Parker 98-100 Points! "One of the most compelling sweet wines being made in California, it rivals the world's finest. Tasting notes do not do it justice. Readers need to taste it themselves to see what Manfred Krankl and Alois Kracher, along with Krankl's talented wife, Elaine, have concocted. This is a tour de force in sweet winemaking, with remarkable...
One of the most compelling sweet wines being made in California, it rivals the world's finest. Tasting notes do not do it justice. Readers need to taste it themselves to see what Manfred Krankl and Alois Kracher, along with Krankl's talented wife, Elaine, have concocted. This is a tour de force in sweet winemaking, with remarkable concentration and intensity as...
A high class, limited cuvee, the 2000 Syrah (470 cases) boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to deep, chewy, black berry fruit intermixed with hints of white pepper, acacia flowers, and loamy, earthy notes. Dense and supple, with sweet tannin, it will provide delicious drinking. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 Points Robert Parker! "This is an absolutely amazing wine, and must be tasted to be believed. The 2000 The Nobleman botrytis wine is 12.2% alcohol, 22.7% residual sugar, and 100% Viognier from the Alban Vineyard. It was harvested at 42o brix. " Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
99 Points Robert Parker! "This is an absolutely amazing wine, and must be tasted to be believed. The 2000 The Strawman Vin de Paille is 7% alcohol with 44.9% residual sugar. The grapes were air-dried for two months, and pressed at an amazing 56% sugar. It is 100% Semillon from the Brander Vineyard. A remarkable elixir, it competes favorably with...
Very rare botrytis dessert wine from Alban Vineyards, this is a great dessert wine!
The compelling 2001 Syrah (200 cases) includes 4% Viognier in the blend, adding a touch of spunk and exuberance to the already impressive aromatics (blackberry liqueur, flowers, truffles, and a hint of bacon). Full-bodied, with great intensity and purity, this may be the finest Syrah the Araujo team has yet fashioned. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Made from frozen grapes from the Bien Nacido Vineyard...(Manfred) Krankl avoids botrytis for his ice wines because he believes that true ice wine should show 'the marrow of the fruit' and that botrytis overrides the variety
97 Points Robert Parker! "While richer, sweeter, and more unctuous than the Iceman, 2001 Mr. K The Noble Man (Chardonnay), a Trockenbeerenauslese look-alike, possesses nervy, vibrant acidity that is hard to imagine in a wine of this mass and richness. The residual sugar is 255 grams per liter, with an amazing 11.1 grams per liter of acidity, and 11.7% finished...
From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Ripe peaches, yellow plums, and apricots can be discerned in the nose of the 2002 Meursault. Lush, soft, and highly expressive, this satiny-textured, spicy, supple, medium-bodied wine possesses a long, fruit-filled finish."
96 Points Robert Parker! "The 2002 Mr. K The Iceman (made from Gewurztraminer from the Babcock Vineyard) tastes like a wonderfully rich yet crisp beerenauslese with a sweet, honeyed personality, tremendous richness, great delineation, and an amazing finish. These wines look like motor oil, but they possess superb underlying acidity, freshness, and purity. The residual sugar is 272 grams per...