Small Run Limited Production Wines

Small Run Limited Production Wines

Small Run Limited Production of Wines

When a new winemaker steps onto the world stage, they have some very big boots to fill. They can’t immediately start producing tons and tons of high-quality grape, and some of them often resort to purchasing small amounts of grape from already established producers. Because of how much catching up they often have to do, their strategy tends to revolve around producing a smaller amount of really stellar wine. Quality over quantity brought close to the logical extreme. A low-yield approach is already widely considered as the most reliable way to produce high-quality fine wines, so their dedication to viticultural excellence typically proves healthy for their harvests and the structural and aromatic complexity of their blends.

However, the limited production results in a less accessible wine than usual. While some would see that as a tragedy, enthusiastic “wine hunters” see it as a thrilling challenge, an obstacle to overcome as they try to assemble the greatest collection possible. Sampling one of these bottles is an insight into the future, as the talent and potential of an aspiring winemaker are laid out in front of you, eager to prove their worth in a swirling tide of gorgeous flavor. If you like to network with other wine aficionados, you can use these samplings to discern how the wine market will shape up over the coming years, and plan for really good strategic investments.

Here at Sokolin, we do our best to bring the most excellent wines to the forefront and help our customers taste true brilliance. There’s a reason fine wine is often romanticized and spoken about in great tales, and purchasing a few of the finest limited production wines is the easiest way to see (and more importantly, taste) that reason.
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  1. 1982 Petrus Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 Petrus - 750 ml
    98
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    From barrel, this remains one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted. Whether fining and filtration pulled more out of it than was intended, only the proprietor knows. However, the 1982 Petrus turned in a strong performance in Philadelphi..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $4,899.00
  2. Cheval Blanc (12-Pack OWC)
    1982 Cheval Blanc (12-Pack OWC) - 750 ml
    96+
    JG
    Availability: In Stock
    ...a kaleidoscopic bouquet with dark plum, iodine, minerals and a touch of kirsch that develops with aeration, a perfect symmetry between Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The palate has sweet, sappy entry with crisp acidity...The Cabernet Franc b..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,395.00
  3. 1982 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1982 Cheval Blanc - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    This wine has proven to be one of Bordeaux's modern day legends. Absolutely spectacular for its first 7-8 years after bottling, the wine has gradually begun to reveal more delineation, structure, and tannin. In 1995, the wine appears even y..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,149.00
  4. Cheval Blanc (12-Pack OWC)
    1985 Cheval Blanc (12-Pack OWC) - 750 ml
    96
    RP-NM
    Availability: In Stock
    ...This is simply a gorgeous Cheval Blanc...It sports a deep garnet colour. The nose is divine: precocious ripe raspberry, wild strawberry, maraschino cherry with stunning delineation. The palate has a seamless texture with a caressing sens..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $899.00
  5. 1986 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1986 Cheval Blanc - 750 ml
    94
    RP-HG
    Availability: In Stock
    ...The 1986 still has a youthful dark ruby saturated color with no amber at the edge. The wine possesses a developing bouquet that offers up weedy tobacco, juxtaposed with sweet black berry, raspberry, and cherry fruit. The new oak that was..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $659.00
  6. 1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline Cote Rotie 750 ml
    1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline - 750 ml
    100
    JD
    Availability: In Stock
    Utterly captivating and seductive, the otherworldly 1988 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline is the most dense and concentrated of the ‘88 E. Guigal Single Vineyards, possessing nuanced and sexy aromatics of spiced black fruit..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $995.00
  7. 1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne Cote Rotie 750 ml
    1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    An opaque purple color and a closed but exciting nose of truffles, minerals, Asian spices, and fruitcake. When the wine hits the mouth with its enormous weight and extraction of flavor, one can't help but be seduced by such enormous richnes..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $899.00
  8. 1990 Petrus Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1990 Petrus - 750 ml
    100
    JS
    Availability: In Stock
    This is a legend and lives up to it. Dense and opulent with layers of ripe, powerful, pure and rich fruit across the board. I have been lucky enough to drink this a number of times and it doesn't change.

    James Suckling | 10..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $4,295.00
  9. Bryant Family
    1994 Bryant Family - 750 ml
    98
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    A potentially perfect wine, the 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a fabulous nose of cassis, cream, blueberries, violets, minerals, and spice. It smells like a hypothetical blend of a great vintage of L'Evangile, Clinet, and Mouton-Rothschild...." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $489.00
  10. Bryant Family
    1995 Bryant Family - 750 ml
    99
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon is cut from the same mold as the profound 1996, displaying astonishing levels of black fruits (the usual suspects - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cassis), phenomenal concentration, and virtually per..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $485.00
  11. 1997 Bryant Family California Red 750 ml
    1997 Bryant Family - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    I have consumed several bottles of the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill. One of the most awesome young reds I have ever tasted, it possesses a black/purple color, a seamless texture, and freakishly high levels of intensity (cassis, bl..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $955.00
  12. 1998 Lafleur Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1998 Lafleur - 750 ml
    98
    WS
    Availability: In Stock
    Black truffles, with intense ripe blackberry and black cherry. Superperfumed. Very spicy, with brown sugar and meaty undertones. Full-bodied, with supertight, powerful tannins and a long and rich finish. This is a weight lifter on the palat..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $735.00
  13. 1998 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque Cote Rotie 750 ml
    1998 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque - 750 ml
    99
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The opaque purple-colored 1998 Cote Rotie La Turque offers extraordinarily gorgeous, pure black raspberry fruit intertwined with cherry liqueur, smoke, coffee, licorice, and roasted meats. Extremely tannic and full-bodied, it is the stuff o..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $549.00
  14. 1998 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline Cote Rotie 750 ml
    1998 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1998 Cote Rotie La Mouline boasts a dense purple color in addition to an astonishing, pure nose of jammy blackberry, currant, and cherry fruit intermixed with honeysuckle/apricot liqueur. Exceptionally seamless, full-bodied, and voluptu..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $559.00
  15. 1998 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1998 Cheval Blanc - 750 ml
    100
    DEC
    Availability: Available Soon
    The reference chateau of the vintage, this wine is showing its class here and then some. It was the first year with Bernard Arnault and Albert Frère as owners, with Pierre Lurton coming onboard from his former role at Clos Fourtet. 1..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $999.00
  16. 1998 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    1998 Cheval Blanc - 750 ml
    100
    DEC
    Availability: In Stock
    The reference chateau of the vintage, this wine is showing its class here and then some. It was the first year with Bernard Arnault and Albert Frère as owners, with Pierre Lurton coming onboard from his former role at Clos Fourtet. 1..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $999.00
  17. 1999 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne Cote Rotie 750 ml
    1999 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    For drinking today, it doesn't get better than the 1999 Cote Rotie la Landonne (the '99 la Mouline maybe). A monumental Cote Rotie, it offers an incredible perfume of cassis, licorice, smoked game and roasted herbs (among other things), ful..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $799.00
  18. 2000 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Red 750 ml
    2000 Cheval Blanc - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    This closed, backward blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Franc boasts a saturated purple color along with a reticent but striking bouquet of blackberries, blueberries, truffles, and mocha. In spite of its tightness, aeration reveals scent..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,095.00
  19. 2001 G Roumier Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses Burgundy Red 750 ml
    2001 G Roumier Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses - 750 ml
    92
    JG
    Availability: In Stock
    (Chambolle-Musigny “les Amoureuses”- Georges Roumier) The yeastiness from the commercial yeasts that Christophe had to employ to get the fermentation going again in 2001 when the Amoureuses got “stuck” continues to m..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $3,375.00
  20. 2001 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline Cote Rotie 750 ml
    2001 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline - 750 ml
    97
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    More tannic and concentrated than the 2000, the 2001 La Mouline reveals notes of smoky bacon fat intertwined with acacia flowers, blackberries, raspberries, and a hint of espresso. Full-bodied, deep, rich, and extraordinarily perfumed, but ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $399.00
  21. 2002 Sine Qua Non Just For The Love Of It California Red 3L
    2002 Sine Qua Non Just For The Love Of It - 3L
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    A dead-ringer (at least aromatically) for Guigal’s single vineyard Cote Rotie La Mouline, the 2002 Just For The Love of It is the greatest California Syrah I have yet tasted. A one-thousand case blend of 96% Syrah, 2% Grenache, and 2%..." Learn More
    - 3L
    $7,395.00
  22. 2002 Harlan Estate California Red 1.5L
    2002 Harlan Estate - 1.5L
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The extraordinary Harlan Estate, which I awarded 100 points seven years ago, offers no justifiable reason to doubt its perfect score. It is still a baby, with an inky purple color and notes of smoky camphor intermixed with creme de cassis, ..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $2,499.00
  23. Bryant Family
    2003 Bryant Family - 750 ml
    97
    RP-HG
    Availability: In Stock
    There are 400 cases of the brilliant 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, which was tasted several months after bottling. This broodingly dense opaque purple-colored wine offers an extraordinary nose of blueberries, smoky oak, chocolate, and licorice. ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $315.00
  24. 2004 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon California Red 750 ml
    2004 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml
    99
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    A staggeringly great wine from this iconic property in Rutherford, Scarecrow’s 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) boasts a dense ruby/purple color, a deep, rich, full-bodied style with perfect balance/equilibrium, stunn..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $899.00
  25. 2004 Screaming Eagle California Red 750 ml
    2004 Screaming Eagle - 750 ml
    97+
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2004, which is nearly 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, with tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, is an up-front style of wine...The wine has a dark ruby/purple color and a sweet cassis nose with some licorice and very subtle camphor and..." Learn More
    Rating:
    90% of 100
    - 750 ml
    $3,249.00
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