Small Run Limited Production 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. Petrus
    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. Cheval Blanc
    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. Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne
    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
  5. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
    1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    Deep purple-colored, with grilled meat and smoky, barbecue-like aromas beginning to emerge, along with lavishly ripe scents of black plums and cassis, the 1988 La Turque is not quite as suppressed aromatically as La Mouline. This thick, unc..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $995.00
  6. Cheval Blanc
    1989 Cheval Blanc - 750 ml
    98
    DEC
    Availability: Available Soon
    ...The big, very precocious, forward bouquet displays aromas of herbs, tobacco, sweet blackcurrants, and the telltale smoky, exotic character that often sets Cheval Blanc apart. The wine tastes like candy, given its sweet palate impression...." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $725.00
  7. Georges Roumier Bonnes Mares
    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. DRC Grands Echezeaux
    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...

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    - 750 ml
    $3,249.00
  9. Cheval Blanc
    1996 Cheval Blanc - 750 ml
    95
    DEC
    Availability: In Stock
    At 56% Cabernet Franc, this is a bright, floral Cheval Blanc, with white pepper, strawberry, mineral and oriental spice notes lingering nicely.Drinking Window 2015 - 2036

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    - 750 ml
    $525.00
  10. Harlan Estate
    1998 Harlan Estate - 750 ml
    95
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    The 1998, which is a candidate for the "Wine of the Vintage," was produced from yields of 0.9 tons per acre. There are only 1,100 cases, and it is the first Harlan Estate to be composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. A spectacular ac..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $749.00
  11. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
    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
  12. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline
    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
  13. Cheval Blanc
    1998 Cheval Blanc - 750 ml
    100
    RP
    Availability: In Stock
    Slightly light in colour than Ausone 1998 with a little more maturity on the rim. The nose is more extrovert than Ausone, opulent and fleshy, not dissimilar to a more cultured version of the La Mondotte. It develops further nuances of sloes..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $969.00
  14. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline
    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
  15. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
    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
  16. Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne
    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
  17. DRC Grands Echezeaux
    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
  18. Harlan Estate
    1999 Harlan Estate - 750 ml
    96+
    VM
    Availability: In Stock
    Very deep garnet-black colour going brick at the rim. Complex, maturing nose with notes of warm blackberry, game, dried plums, moss, white pepper, Provence herbs and a whiff of iron ore. The palate reveals a concentrated, medium to full bod..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $739.00
  19. DRC Echezeaux
    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
  20. Harlan Estate
    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...

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    - 1.5L
    $1,169.00
  21. Harlan Estate
    2000 Harlan Estate - 750 ml
    93
    WS
    Availability: In Stock
    A tremendous wine. Dense, tight and chewy, with firm, mouthcoating tannins wrapped around a core of mocha-laced currant and blackberry. Well-focused, precisely balanced and full of concentrated flavors...

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    - 750 ml
    $695.00
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