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3 – 750ml 2013 Harlan Estate Red Wine
3 – 750ml 2013 Hundred Acre “Few and Far Between” Cabernet Sauvignon 
3 – 750ml 2014 PROMONTORY Red Wine
3 – 750ml 2014 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon 
3 – 750ml 2015 Colgin Cellars IX Estate

They say that perfection is elusive, but it’s commonplace in this extraordinary lot. The winning bidder will receive three bottles each of five 100-point wines that have become California legends. Original wood cases are included for all of the wines. 

Founded in 1984 in the western hills of Napa’s Oakville district, Harland Estate quickly became California’s first cult wine when the inaugural vintage was released in 1990. The wine is sold initially through a mailing list, and after-market prices typically exceed $1,000 per bottle. Several decades later, Harlan’s son Will launched PROMONTORY in a secluded section of those same Oakville hills. Like Harlan Estate, PROMONTORY is committed to producing world-class Cabernet in the tradition of Bordeaux’s First Growths.

Wine celebrity and past frequent NWWF auctioneer, Ann Colgin is the dynamic force behind Colgin Cellars. She expanded her winery’s holdings in 1998 by purchasing IX Estate, where her wines are now carefully crafted. The wine is a complex blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Described as “one of California’s (perhaps the world’s) most flamboyant, talented and contrarian wine producers,” Hundred Acre’s Jason Woodbridge has been running at full tilt since launching his winery in 2000. In awarding it his perfect score, Robert Parker, Jr.  called it an “outrageously great wine” with “layers and layers of fruit…one of the prodigious wines of this great vintage for Bordeaux varietals in California.”

Wine has been grown at Scarecrow since 1953, when J.J. Cohn (executive producer of The Wizard of Oz) purchased the 195-acre vineyard adjacent to the Inglenook Estate in Rutherford. A small part of that vineyard was acquired in 2002, by Bret Lopez and Mimi DeBlasio, and became Scarecrow. Only 1,500 cases were made of the perfect 2014 vintage, which displays concentrated fruit, fabulous purity and stunning flavors.

INSIDER’S INFO: Wine must be picked up at the Naples Children & Education Foundation office or shipped directly to the winning bidder. 

DONORS: Susan & Gary Garrabrant