Naples Winter Wine Festival
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3 – 750ml 2014 Tusk Estates Cabernet Sauvignon
3 – 750ml 2015 Checkerboard Vineyards Aurora Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

From the private cellars of Bill Beynon, purchased and stored with passion in Naples, Florida.

This lot combines the very best of Napa’s micro-wineries—operations that produce tiny amounts of handcrafted, exquisite wine.

It’s hard to find a better example than Tusk. They produce a mere 150 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon each year from Pritchard Hill and Oakville vineyards. The winemaker is the celebrated Philippe Melka, consultant at properties such as Hundred Acre, Seavey, Cliff Lede and his own label, Melka. Sold exclusively through a mailing list, Tusk is “a luxury wine custom-designed to fit your lifestyle.”

The story is similar at Checkerboard Vineyards, a collection of premium sites on Diamond Mountain that range from the valley floor to the top of the peak. While the estate owns over 300 acres of land, a mere 14 are planted, yielding 300 cases in a good vintage. Located at 1,200 feet, the Aurora Vineyard is on a south-facing slope near the winery itself. The 2015 vintage is full-bodied, expansive and luscious.

This is a great opportunity to own wines you will never find anywhere else.

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

DONORS: Nena & Bill Beynon