Naples Winter Wine Festival
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Current Bid $1,301.00   ( ) Successful
Bid History 6 Bids  

1 - 750ml 2000 Château Cantenac-Brown
1 - 750ml 2000 Château Giscours
1 - 750ml 2000 Château Lascombes
1 - 750ml 2000 Château Rauzan-Ségla
1 - 750ml 2000 Réserve de la Comtesse
1 - 750ml 1997 Penfolds Grange Shiraz (engraved with NWWF 2004 and signed)

From the private cellars of Retta & Elliott Singer, purchased and stored with passion in Naples, Florida.

The wines of the lower Médoc, and the Margaux appellation in particular, sometimes get overlooked in the quest for the marquee estates of Pauillac. Yet Margaux has a delicacy and perfume all its own, due to the thin layer of topsoil that forces the vine’s roots to dig deep for sustenance. While Cabernet Sauvignon dominates here, it tends to be silkier in texture than the version found further north.

This lot features a quartet of Margaux wines from the fabled 2000 vintage: Château Cantenac-Brown, established in 1806 and practicing sustainable agriculture in the modern era; Château Lascombes, classified as a Second Growth in 1855; Château Giscours, a Third Growth with a vineyard history dating to the 16-century; and Château Rauzan-Ségla, enjoying a quality renaissance under the ownership of Chanel. They are rounded out by Réserve de la Comtesse, the second wine of Château Pichon Lalande in Pauillac.

And just when you’re accustomed to subtlety and nuance, change things up by opening a bottle of 1997 Penfolds Grange, the most famous wine to come out of Australia. Developed by Penfolds’ winemaker Max Schubert in the 1950s, Grange is primarily composed of Shiraz (Syrah) with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and is known for its unique combination of power and seamless grace.

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

DONORS: Retta & Elliott Singer