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LOT #306 A LIBRARY COLLECTION OF CALIFORNIA RED WINES

 
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Current Bid $4,000.00   ( ) Successful
Bid History 14 Bids  
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1 – 750ml 2002 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
1 – 750ml 2002 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon
1 – 750ml 2001 Harlan Estate Napa Valley Red Wine
1 – 750ml 1997 Diamond Creek Vineyards Gravelly Meadow Cabernet Sauvignon
1 – 750ml 1997 Diamond Creek Vineyards Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
1 – 750ml 1994 Dominus Napanook Vineyard Red Wine

From the private cellars of Judith A. Liegeois & John Scot Mueller, purchased and stored with passion in Naples, Florida.

Treat yourself to an instant wine cellar: here we have six wines, from five different producers, that exemplify some of the very best that California has to offer. Paul Hobbs has been called “the Steve Jobs of wine,” and his 2002 Cabernet from Napa’s famed To Kalon vineyard received a perfect score of 100 points from Robert Parker, Jr.. The equally celebrated Napanook vineyard was first planted in 1836 and became the focal point of the Dominus estate founded by Christian Moueix, proprietor of Bordeaux’s Château Pétrus. Hillside Select is made from Shafer’s finest sites in the Stags Leap District, and Harlan Estate was the wine that kicked off California’s “cult Cabernet” craze; to this day it remains the most expensive and hardest to obtain.

Founded in 1968 by Al Brounstein, Diamond Creek was Napa’s first winery to produce only vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon. 1997 was a vintage that collectors are still talking about and evaluating. Both Gravelly Meadow (five acres) and Volcanic Hill (eight acres) yielded stellar wines that year; while both are drinkable now, they will also grant years of pleasure to come.

INSIDER’S INFO: Wine must be picked up at the Naples Winter Wine Festival office or shipped at the winning bidder’s expense.

DONORS: Judith A. Liegeois & John Scot Mueller