I can’t believe I’ve passed this place so many times without checking it out. Sherlock’s is the wine retailing offshoot of the Cook’s Warehouse gourmet stores.
Wow. Very knowledgable sales staff and really interesting, well curated choices.
However: expect to pay about 15% above discount prices for all this expertise. They sell the top of the line wine from Bodega TeHo at $71. (As noted in yesterday’s Store Check, the nearby Costco retails the same wine for $59.)
They offer the same winery’s more moderately priced ZaHa at $47. Costco lists it for $39. Most other prices follow suit.
Paul Hobbs’ Bramare Cab is respectfully priced at $42. No bargain but not highway robbery, either.
Still, it’s great to have an independent store with knowledgable advice – something you really won’t find in a big box retailer. Plus, they have fascinating, more obscure choices you won’t find on a retail shelf anywhere else in the city, including Saurus, a bottle I haven’t seen anywhere else in the US. We’ll explore their inventory further in the future.