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 375 ml
    1982 Petrus - 375 ml
    97
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    ...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 Philadelphia in contr..." Learn More
    - 375 ml
    $1,995.00
  2. Cheval Blanc (12-Pack OWC)
    1982 Cheval Blanc (12-Pack OWC) - 750 ml
    96
    RP-HG
    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
    96
    RP-HG
    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
    $1,149.00
  4. 1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline Cote Rotie 750 ml
    1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    Among so many exceptional La Mouline's, this is one of the most profound... Still dark purple-colored, with only a hint of the flamboyant Mouline aromatics, this thick, super concentrated, full-bodied, tannic La Mouline is loaded with fruit..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $995.00
  5. 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
  6. 1994 Opus One California Red 750 ml
    1994 Opus One - 750 ml
    96
    VM
    Availability: Available Soon
    This is an impressive effort from Opus One. The wine, a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, and 1% Malbec, possesses a dark ruby/purple color, followed by a generous, complex nose of lead pencil, toasty oak, viole..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $489.00
  7. 1995 Georges Roumier Bonnes Mares Burgundy Red 750 ml
    1995 Georges Roumier Bonnes Mares - 750 ml
    97
    BH
    Availability: In Stock
    As good as the Roumier '96s are, his '95s are even better and they are among the very best wines of the vintage. This wine has finally arrived at a point where it's no longer infanticide as the ripe and very densely fruited dark berry fruit..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $4,199.00
  8. 1996 DRC Grands Echezeaux Burgundy Red 750 ml
    1996 DRC Grands Echezeaux - 750 ml
    94
    WS
    Availability: In Stock
    Earthy and gamy yet thick and ripe, it explodes with blackberry, currant and sun-dried tomato character. Spicy, smoky finish...

    Wine Spectator..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $3,249.00
  9. 1997 Dalla Valle Maya California Red 750 ml
    1997 Dalla Valle Maya - 750 ml
    99
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    Close to perfection, the saturated blue/black-colored 1997 Maya exhibits complex aromatics of creme de cassis, smoke, spice box, iron, and espresso. The wine has a viscous texture, huge, concentrated, ripe fruit, remarkable body, and a seam..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $625.00
  10. 1998 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque Cote Rotie 750 ml
    1998 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque - 750 ml
    98+
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1998 Cote Rotie La Turque may end up being a perfect wine. Its smoky black fruits intermixed with licorice, roasted meats, cassis, and flowers create an explosive, exotic perfume. The wine reveals considerable tannin, immense structure,..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    Special Price $555.00 was $595.00
  11. 1998 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline Cote Rotie 750 ml
    1998 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline - 750 ml
    99
    RP-HG
    Availability: In Stock
    The awesome 1998 Cote Rotie La Mouline is a seamless, full-bodied classic with many characteristics of the 1997 La Landonne , but more structure, tannin, and muscle. It will need two years of cellaring, and will last for twenty years. Styli..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $559.00
  12. 1999 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline Cote Rotie 750 ml
    1999 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The most developed, evolved and forward of the three La-La's in this vintage is the dense purple-colored 1999 Cote Rotie La Mouline. An extraordinary effort, it offers a smorgasbord of aromas and flavors. Scents of violets, raspberries, bla..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $799.00
  13. 1999 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque Cote Rotie 750 ml
    1999 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1999 Cote Rotie La Turque reveals notes of toasty vanilla and espresso in addition to Asian spices, mocha, pepper, blackberries, creosote, and roasted meats. The exotic perfume is followed by a wine with phenomenal intensity, sweet, wel..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $799.00
  14. 1999 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne Cote Rotie 750 ml
    1999 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    I have given perfect scores to other vintages of La Landonne, but the black/purple-colored 1999 Cote Rotie La Landonne may be the finest effort Guigal has ever coaxed out of this vineyard. It appears less animalistic than usual, offering go..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $799.00
  15. 1999 DRC Grands Echezeaux Burgundy Red 750 ml
    1999 DRC Grands Echezeaux - 750 ml
    96+
    RP-HG
    Availability: In Stock
    The dark ruby-colored 1999 Grands-Echezeaux has gorgeous talcum powder, perfume, and candied cherry aromas. This sumptuously sweet, yet elegant, medium-bodied wine is crammed with blackberries and sugar-coated cherries. Oak shows through in..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $4,349.00
  16. 1999 DRC Echezeaux Burgundy Red 750 ml
    1999 DRC Echezeaux - 750 ml
    93-95
    RPNM
    Availability: In Stock
    Dense ruby/garnet colour. The nose is quite reticent, though aeration reveals dried leaves, earth, morello cherries. Gorgeous palate: blueberries, raspberries. Great concentration. Quite rustic, though the finish is very refined. Great acid..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $2,349.00
  17. 2000 Harlan Estate California Red 1.5L
    2000 Harlan Estate - 1.5L
    93
    WS
    Availability: In Stock
    Tight, concentrated and compact, showing dried currant, berry and mineral character, with tannins that frame the flavors. Ends with a black cherry and blackberry fruitiness...

    Wine Spectator..." Learn More
    - 1.5L
    $1,169.00
  18. 2001 Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze Burgundy Red 750 ml
    2001 Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze - 750 ml
    93
    BH
    Availability: In Stock
    The stylish and still astonishingly complex nose reflects all of the elegance and broad-ranging spice that is typical of a classic Rousseau Beze. The middle weight flavors remain marvelously intense with a sappy and quite beautifully detail..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $2,149.00
  19. 2001 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline Cote Rotie 750 ml
    2001 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline - 750 ml
    95+
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    A textbook example of the cuvee that possesses a classy, focused, and tight profile, the 2001 Cote Rotie La Mouline gives up plenty of vibrant berry fruits, pepper, herbed crusted game and bacon fat to go with a medium to full-bodied, juicy..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $399.00
  20. 2001 Screaming Eagle California Red 750 ml
    2001 Screaming Eagle - 750 ml
    99
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    ...Only 450 cases were made of this blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc from former proprietor Jean Phillips’ vineyards just south of the Oakville crossroads. The spectacular dense blue/purple color remai..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $3,649.00
  21. 2001 DRC Echezeaux Burgundy Red 750 ml
    2001 DRC Echezeaux - 750 ml
    92
    BH
    Availability: Available Soon
    Knockout sexy black fruit aromas trimmed in a deft touch of oak and distinct animale notes with expressive, full, pure, sweet and quite powerful flavors and a long, persistent, mouth coating finish. The amount of seve is impressive as is th..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $2,375.00
  22. 2002 Harlan Estate California Red 750 ml
    2002 Harlan Estate - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: Available Soon
    ...it is impossible to resist the flamboyant, extroverted 2002 Harlan Estate's charm, richness, and overall seductive personality. This profoundly complex wine exhibits notes of cedar, black currant liqueur, scorched earth, smoke, and graph..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $1,399.00
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