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The Wine Connection - Rare and premium wines
Aug. 2017  

2015 "Y" Ch. d’Yquem Ygrec
Dry White Bordeaux - Blanc Sec


“An intriguing bouquet of melted wax, white flowers and hints of sea spray, … fresh on the entry with fresh ginger and lemongrass, lively in the mouth with shades of orange rind and sour lemon towards the persistent finish... a very distinctive dry Bordeaux from the most famous Sauternes estate. Drink: 2023-2040.”
~ Neal Martin for Robert Parker
Rated 92 Points

$195.00 $175.00     

2009 Suduiraut Sauternes

"The 2009 is one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers… crisp honey, quince and clementine notes laden with botrytis that is counterpoised by wonderful acidity…  Bravo! Drink now-2050.”  

~ Neal Martin for Robert Parker

Rated 98 Points

Size: 375 ml - Half bottle


One from the Vault!

2009 Hollywood & Vine
Napa Cabernet 2480

Hollywood & Vine’s big, full-bodied Cabernets have always been popular with our customers. We recently took delivery of a small quantity of well-cellared bottles of the powerhouse 2009 vintage, showing some very nice bottle development. “Big, full-bodied and boisterous. Black fruit, mocha, licorice and spices …
plenty of depth and richness in this full-bodied
but eccentric Cabernet Sauvignon.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.”
~ Antonio Galloni, Dec. 2012   Rated 92 Points


2014 Peake Ranch
Chardonnay Sierra Madre Vyd.

“A rock star in the vintage … gives up a fabulous array of lemon curd, charcoal, citrus blossom and brioche. Rich, gorgeously textured, balanced and just impeccably put together, with the oak covered by fruit, drink this killer white over the coming 4-5 years. Drink: 2016 – 2021.”  ~ Jed Dunnick for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Rated 96 Points

Very Limited



2014 Pieropan
Soave Calvarino

“The dean of all Soave producers...
Luminous dark straw color… ripe yellow fruit, showcasing very good weight and an inviting, luscious mouthfeel. Long and creamy but very vibrant on the long back end. 
An outstanding Soave. Drink: 2019 – 2030.”

~ Ian D'Agata, Vinous

Rated 94 Points


2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich 
Blanc de Noir
Pinot Noir Dry Rose

A revelation, a dry, almost-white wine from Pinot Noir! This extremely delicately colored Rosé has beautiful, delicate aromas and flavors of raspberries, cherries, lime peel and floral notes.
This is European summertime wine at its best!





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