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Lot #201- Acacia Vineyard

2013 Pinot Noir
Lone Tree Vineard
Los Carneros

Release Date: March 2015

  • Acacia Lone Tree Vineyard is planted in the heart of Carneros at the southern end of the Napa Valley
  • We planted our Pommard selection of Pinot Noir vines on a western-facing slope of mixed loam and clay soil
  • This 100% Pinot Noir wine will be aged in a French oak barrel for 15 months before bottling

Winemaker: Matthew Glynn

Lot #202- Alpha Omega

2012 Red Wine
Proprietary
Napa Valley

Release Date: April 2015

  • Vineyards: Beckstoffer To Kalon, Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper, Stagecoach, Newton and Lyons
  • Blend: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc
  • 60% barrel-fermented; aged 22 months in 80% new French oak, 20% in one-year-old barrels

Winemaker: Jean Hoefliger

Lot #203- Amici Cellars

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Morisoli Vineyard
Rutherford

Release Date: September 2015

  • Morisoli, in the sweet spot of the Rutherford Bench, produces powerful, balanced, age-worthy Cabernets
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% barrel fermented, aged 20--22 months in 100% new French oak
  • Exudes the character that makes Morisoli (and Rutherford Bench) a singular place for producing Cabernet

Winemaker: Joel Aiken

Lot #204- Antica Napa Valley - Antinori Family Wine Estate

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Atlas Peak

Release Date: August 2014

  • 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with some Cabernet Franc; aged 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels
  • Our winery in the eastern mountains of Foss Valley fulfills our family’s desire to make wines in Napa
  • Impeccably balanced with stunning concentration and purity of fruit; full bodied; elegant

Winemaker: Piero Antinori

Lot #205- Arrow&Branch

2012 Red Wine

Napa Valley

Release Date: March 2015

  • A classic red wine blend emphasizing Cabernet Franc and Merlot
  • Our cool Coombsville vineyard preserves the aromatics, structure and beauty of Cabernet Franc
  • Blended with powerful, nuanced Merlot from a rocky, high-elevation slope at the Stagecoach Vineyard

Winemaker: Jennifer Williams

Lot #206- Baldacci Family Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Heirloom
Stags Leap District

Release Date: October 2015

  • Lush, distinctive 100% Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon from our 17-acre estate vineyard
  • Rolando picks the best barrel out of 12 from our celebrated Brenda’s Vineyard
  • Delicious out of the barrel, but just imagine what a bit of age will do for this exceptional wine

Winemaker: Rolando Herrera

Lot #207- Beaulieu Vineyard

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
One in a Cellar
Rutherford

Release Date: November 2014

  • A single barrel selected from all the lots going into the BV Private Reserve Georges de Latour
  • Rutherford Bench Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 6, planted in 1989
  • Barrel fermented using native yeasts in new French oak

Winemaker: Jeffrey Stambor

Lot #208- Bennett Lane

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Calistoga

Release Date: October 2014

  • We sourced this stellar 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon entirely from the northern half of Napa Valley
  • From Lynch Family Vineyard on the valley floor, Calistoga; Lewelling Vineyard, St. Helena valley floor
  • Aged in 30% new French oak since November 2012; upon bottling it will have spent 23 months in oak

Winemaker: Grant Hermann

Lot #209- Beringer Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Release Date: September 2015

  • A Cabernet Sauvignon blend from our Steinhauer Ranch on Howell Mountain and our St. Helena Home Vineyard
  • These vineyards have provided key components for our Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon since the 1980s
  • St. Helena Home Vineyard has been home to the Beringer winery since its establishment in 1876

Winemaker: Laurie Hook

Lot #210- Blackbird Vineyards

2012 Red Wine
Tenth Anniversary Cuvee
Napa Valley

Release Date: April 2015

  • A single-barrel composition of 70% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sourced from prominent vineyard sites on the benches and mountains of Napa Valley
  • The first wine obtainable from Blackbird’s 10th anniversary harvest

Winemaker: Aaron Pott

Lot #211- Bounty Hunter Rare Wine

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Blind Justice Beckstoffer
Napa Valley

Release Date: September 2015

  • The 2012 Blind Justice is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • From Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville, Napa Valley: Block AI, Rows 36-51; Block DI, Rows 34, 35
  • Aged 20 months in 100% new French oak, mostly from Tronçais and Allier; mostly medium-plus toast

Winemaker: Tim Milos

Lot #212- BRAND Napa Valley

2012 Red Wine

Napa Valley

Release Date: September 2015

  • Our vineyards are planted above the cloudline on Pritchard Hill where the soil is red, rocky and volcanic
  • This special lot for Auction Napa Valley is a 50-50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc

Winemaker: Philippe Melka

Lot #213- BRYTER Estates

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
White Label
Rutherford

Release Date: June 2015

  • Single-vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Harvested at the peak of ripeness from Beckstoffer’s historic GiII Vineyard in the heart of Rutherford
  • Aged 20 months in new French oak

Winemaker: Kari Auringer

Lot #214- Cain Vineyard & Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Cain Five
Spring Mountain District

Release Date: October 2014

  • The classic Cabernet blend of five varieties, now in its 30th year
  • Grown on a site unlike any other--the incomparable Cain Vineyard
  • Vines tended with care, grapes vinified with love: tastes like nothing else.

Winemaker: Francois Bugue

Lot #215- Cakebread Cellars

2012 Merlot
Suscol Springs Vineyard
Napa Valley

Release Date: February 2015

  • 97% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Suscol Springs Vineyard
  • 100% 2012 Napa Valley grapes; aged for 21 months in new French oak
  • A beautiful wine that brings this outstanding vineyard to life in the bottle

Winemaker: Julianne Laks

Lot #216- Canard Vineyard

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Reserve
Calistoga

Release Date: June 2015

  • From one of Napa's historic vineyards, this is 100% Clone 7, dry-farmed, estate Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented and aged in Fleur de Quintessence French oak for two years
  • A handcrafted, limited-release wine of distinction that will truly be memorable for years to come

Winemaker: Brian Graham

Lot #217- Cardinale

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Release Date: November 2015

  • This Cabernet is 100% mountain fruit and 100% estate grown
  • A blend from Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder—two of Napa Valley’s most renowned appellations
  • It has the power to transport you backward and forward in time

Winemaker: Christopher Carpenter

Lot #218- Castello di Amorosa

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Il Barone
Napa Valley

Release Date: April 2015

  • A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon/5% Merlot from Rutherford, Coombsville, Oak Knoll District vineyards
  • Aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels
  • An intense, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon: smooth tannins, generous fruit expression, luxurious finish

Winemaker: Brooks Painter

Lot #219- Clif Family Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Kit's Killer Cab
Howell Mountain

Release Date: November 2015

  • The fruit for this wine comes from our two estate vineyards on Howell Mountain: Cold Springs and Croquet
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 80% new French oak, 20% second fill barrels; aged for 18 months in barrel

Winemaker: Bruce Regalia

Lot #220- Clos Du Val

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Stags Leap District

Release Date: July 2015

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate Stags Leap District vineyard
  • Aged for 24 months in 50% new French oak

Winemaker: Kristy Melton

Lot #221- Coho

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
SummitVine Ranch
Diamond Mountain District

Release Date: October 2015

  • Grown in red volcanic soils at an elevation of 1,775 feet on Diamond Mountain
  • 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot—all estate grown
  • Maceration on skins to retain vibrancy; aged 21 months in 100% French oak barrels, 50% new

Winemaker: Brooks Painter

Lot #222- Continuum Estate

2013 Red Wine

Napa Valley

Release Date: November 2015

  • 100% estate-grown, mountain fruit from 22-year-old vines grown at 1,400 to 1,600 feet in elevation
  • A select blend from old-vine blocks at our Pritchard Hill estate
  • Fermented in oak and concrete tanks; aged 20 months in 80% new French oak barrels; unfined and unfiltered

Winemaker: Tim Mondavi

Lot #223- Crocker & Starr Wines

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

St. Helena

Release Date: September 2015

  • Made from sustainably farmed 36-year-old vines
  • Single-barrel blend of three different Cabernet clones from the Crocker estate
  • Aged 22 months in French oak barrels

Winemaker: Pamela Starr

Lot #224- D. R. Stephens Estate

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Collateral
St. Helena

Release Date: September 2015

  • 100% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon from Moose Valley Vineyard in St. Helena
  • Grapes harvested in October, 2012; fermented in separate lots on the skins for 14-21 days; gently pressed
  • Barrel aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels and will be bottled in July of 2014

Winemaker: Mike Hirby

Lot #225- Dancing Hares Vineyard

2013 Red Wine
Mad Hatter
St. Helena

Release Date: October 2015

  • Equal parts of our three favorite varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot
  • Aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months, to be bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • A structured, age-worthy blend of savory, lush components

Winemaker: Andy Erickson

Lot #226- Darioush

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Darius II
Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2015

  • A refined, age-worthy collectible featuring the most exemplary barrels of the vintage
  • The dynamism of this wine is enhanced by the unique, culturally enlightening antiquities on the label
  • The first vintage of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon mostly from Pritchard Hill and Darioush estates on Mt. Veeder

Winemaker: Steve Devitt

Lot #227- Duckhorn Vineyards

2012 Red Wine
Monitor Ledge Vineyard, ANV Cuvee
Napa Valley

Release Date: February 2015

  • The fruit from Monitor Ledge has been an important component of Duckhorn Vineyards’ wines since 1985
  • Cobblestones and gravelly, sandy soil; this vineyard drains rapidly so vines struggle to grow
  • The fruit from this vineyard has great intensity and structure; consistently ripens to ideal maturity

Winemaker: Renee Ary

Lot #228- Madonna Estate

2013 Pinot Noir

Los Carneros

Release Date: February 2015

  • 100% Pinot Noir aged in French oak barrels for 9 months
  • Our Madonna Estate Pinot Noir is crafted with organically grown and dry farmed grapes in the Carrneros Region of the Napa Valley
  • The Bartolucci Family has been growing grapes and making wine since 1922 in the Napa Valley

Winemaker: Andrea Bartolucci

Lot #229- Ehlers Estate

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Block 4
St. Helena

Release Date: March 2015

  • A single-lot, single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Aiken’s Loam hill on our St. Helena estate
  • Full bodied, impeccably structured, and infinitely complex with firm tannins and a powerful finish
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 100% estate grown, CCOF Certified Organic, Demeter Certified Biodynamic

Winemaker: Kevin Morrisey

Lot #230- Etude

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Vine Hill Ranch
Oakville

Release Date: September 2015

  • This Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced exclusively from Block 6 of the Vine Hill Ranch
  • The Phillips family has carefully farmed this alluvial benchland vineyard for two generations
  • Crafted with minimal winemaking intervention and aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 20 months

Winemaker: Jon Priest

Lot #231- Far Niente

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Estate
Oakville

Release Date: February 2015

  • From Far Niente’s flagship Martin Stelling Vineyard
  • This 2012 Far Niente barrel lot wine will be 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc
  • Aged 20 months in new French oak, this 2012 vintage is 100% Oakville appellation

Winemaker: Nicole Marchesi

Lot #232- Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Legacy
Napa Valley

Release Date: April 2015

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; aging: 22 months in French oak
  • Appellations: Oakville, Rutherford and St. Helena
  • Legacy was created to pay homage to Jerry and Flora Komes—the patriarch and matriarch of Flora Springs

Winemaker: Paul Steinauer

Lot #233- Franciscan Estate

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville

Release Date: January 2015

  • 98% Cabernet Sauvignon; 2% Malbec
  • Our Oakville vineyard, planted in 1972, is comprised of classic Bordeaux varietals
  • This wine will age 18 months in new French oak barrels

Winemaker: Janet Myers

Lot #234- Frank Family Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Winston Hill
Rutherford

Release Date: October 2014

  • From the Heart Block, our best, on Rich Frank's hillside estate in Rutherford
  • Rutherford hillside soil of well-drained volcanic deposits and sandstone; hand farmed and low yields
  • Beautifully balanced; rich and concentrated; flavors of blueberries and chocolate; 75% new French oak

Winemaker: Todd Graff

Lot #235- Gallica

2012 Red Wine

Oakville

Release Date: September 2015

  • A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc uniquely selected for Auction Napa Valley 2014
  • Sourced from organically farmed volcanic soils in the picturesque eastern Oakville hills

Winemaker: Rosemary Cakebread

Lot #236- Gargiulo Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Best of Both Worlds
Oakville

Release Date: October 2015

  • Winemaker Kristof Anderson took the best fruit from our vineyards to make a single barrel of 100% Cabernet
  • From three rows of the oldest, lowest-yielding vines on each of our two Oakville properties
  • Unites the red, rocky soils of 575 OVX vineyard with the rich, dark and plush fruit of the Money Road Ranch

Winemaker: Kristof Anderson

Lot #237- Gemstone

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Block 6
Yountville

Release Date: October 2014

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon by our winemaker Philippe Melka from our Gemstone Estate Vineyard in Yountville
  • From Block 6 planted with the Jackson clone--always a foundation of the final blend of our estate Cabernet
  • Aged in 67% new French oak for 19 months

Winemaker: Philippe Melka

Lot #238- Ghost Block

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Single Vineyard
Yountville

Release Date: September 2015

  • The 16-acre Ghost Block vineyard, planted on a knoll, is named after the Pioneer Cemetery it borders
  • Continued development and focused farming has led to great vine balance and even ripening
  • Cluster and berry sorted; whole berry fermented; aged 26-28 months in new French oak barrels

Winemaker: Robert Lawson

Lot #239- HALL

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sacrashe
Rutherford

Release Date: June 2015

  • From the famed Sacrashe vineyard planted on a bluff at our Rutherford winery overlooking the valley
  • The finest micro-lot from the esteemed 2012 vintage
  • Displays the elegance and power typical of this vineyard and appellation

Winemaker: Steve Leveque

Lot #240- Hartwell Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Wappo Hill Gem
Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2015

  • Hartwell Hill Top Original Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon produced from the Bosche clone
  • Aged for 18 months in 100% new Taransaud T5 barrels

Winemaker: Benoit Touquette

Lot #241- Hewitt Vineyard

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford

Release Date: May 2015

  • A single-vineyard, estate wine grown on the northern end of the Rutherford bench; alluvial soils
  • A blend of different clones and rootstocks for a complex, balanced wine that embodies the Hewitt Vineyard
  • A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot; will see 22 months in barrel

Winemaker: Tom Rinaldi

Lot #242- Hudson Vineyards

2013 Red Wine

Los Carneros

Release Date: April 2015

  • A blend of Cabernet Franc (40%) and Merlot (60%)
  • Produced from Hudson estate-grown fruit
  • A medium-bodied wine that is fleshy and savory all at once; high toned perfume emerges with time in the glass

Winemaker: Christopher Vandendriessche

Lot #243- HUNNICUTT

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Beckstoffer G III
Rutherford

Release Date: March 2016

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Block B1B on Beckstoffer George III vineyard in Rutherford
  • Grapes were harvested in October, 2012; aged in 100% new French oak for 28 months
  • This wine will be bottled in February of 2015

Winemaker: Kirk Venge

Lot #244- Ideology Cellars

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Williamson Vineyard
Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2015

  • 100% Cabernet from our family estate on the benchland along the western side of the Oak Knoll District
  • Our winemaker Gustavo Gonzalez blended special lots that will be aged in 100% new French oak for 24 months

Winemaker: Gustavo Gonzalez

Lot #245- J Gregory Cellars

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Coombsville

Release Date: May 2015

  • 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
  • Aged 20 months in 100% French oak barrels (50% new French oak and 50% once-used French oak)

Winemaker: Mark Jessup

Lot #246- J. Davies Estate

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Vista Grande Block
Diamond Mountain District

Release Date: November 2015

  • Planted by the Jacob Schram family on Diamond Mountain in 1862; Napa Valley’s first hillside vineyards
  • The Jack Davies family initiated the replanting in 1994, achieving Napa Green Certification in 2009
  • Crafted by head winemaker Sean Thompson, vintner Hugh Davies and consulting winemaker Celia Welch

Winemaker: Sean Thompson

Lot #247- Jamieson Ranch Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford

Release Date: January 2015

  • Fruit forward, highly aromatic with intense red currant and blueberry flavors
  • This Rutherford Bench vineyard was planted in 1999 and is composed of Bale series and alluvial soils
  • This wine was aged for more than 20 months in French oak barrels

Winemaker: Dana Epperson

Lot #248- John Anthony Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Reserve
Napa Valley

Release Date: September 2014

  • Fruit from three small Oak Knoll District vineyards planted and farmed by John Truchard
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aging regime: 24 months in 100% new French oak

Winemaker: Rob Lloyd

Lot #249- Jones Family Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Release Date: November 2015

  • 100% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon from each of our three vineyards
  • Unique blend from the best barrels to craft a wine that reflects our complete estate terroir
  • Aged for more than 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels

Winemaker: Thomas Brown

Lot #250- Joseph Phelps Vineyards

2012 Red Wine
Insignia Special ANV Cuvee
Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2015

  • Blend: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc from 100% estate-grown fruit
  • Vineyards: 93% Barboza (Stags Leap), 5% Suscol (Napa Valley), 2% Home Ranch (St. Helena)
  • A unique Special Cuvee Insignia created for Auction Napa Valley

Winemaker: Ashley Hepworth

Lot #251- Kongsgaard

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Release Date: August 2014

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 168 cases produced

Winemaker: John Kongsgaard

Lot #252- Louis M. Martini Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2015

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, Atlas Peak and other reputable regions of Napa Valley
  • Aged for 21 months on 100% French oak of which 85% was new
  • Handcrafted by Mike Martini, this wine offers dark, juicy fruit with a plush, round, full-bodied finish

Winemaker: Michael Martini

Lot #253- Merryvale Vineyards

2013 Red Wine
Profile
Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2016

  • From our estate vineyard in the hills overlooking St. Helena; straddles Conn and Spring valleys
  • 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, Clones 337, M and See; 8% Cabernet Franc; 7% Malbec; 3% Petit Verdot
  • Selective picks; double sorted; tank/barrel fermented; extended maceration; 100% new French oak

Winemaker: Simon Faury

Lot #254- Meteor Vineyard

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Perseid
Coombsville

Release Date: October 2015

  • 100% from Meteor Vineyard planted on a knoll in Napa Valley’s Coombsville appellation
  • A unique mix of elevation, aspect and volcanic soil for some of Napa’s most distinctive Cabernet
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; aged for 22 months in French oak, 65% new

Winemaker: Dawnine Dyer

Lot #255- Mi Sueño Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Seleccion Herrera
Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2015

  • A culmination of eight barrels used for our ultra-premium, limited-production Herrera Cabernet
  • Fruit comes from our two vineyards in the newly created Coombsville appellation
  • This wine may see extended barrel aging; winemaker may also choose to blend in Petit Verdot or Malbec

Winemaker: Rolando Herrera

Lot #256- Mount Veeder Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Mount Veeder

Release Date: January 2015

  • 100% estate-grown fruit: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec
  • Our vineyard at 1,000-1,600 feet and overlooking the Napa Valley rests above the fogline
  • Will be aged 18 months in new French oak barrels

Winemaker: Janet Myers

Lot #257- Nickel & Nickel

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville

Release Date: April 2015

  • Sourced from John C. Sullenger Vineyard, the home vineyard of Nickel & Nickel
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 17 months in French oak barrels
  • Appellation Oakville, Napa Valley

Winemaker: Darice Spinelli

Lot #258- Oakville East Exposure

2012 Cabernet Franc
Franc 'N Stern
Oakville

Release Date: October 2014

  • Inspired by 22-year-old Cabernet Franc vines of Saunders Vineyard on top of the mountain in east Oakville
  • 97% Cabernet Franc with estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot rounding out the blend
  • This wine’s name? The only way I could get my name, Stern, on the label

Winemaker: Marie-Laure Ammons

Lot #259- Oakville Ranch Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Franc
Robert's
Oakville

Release Date: October 2015

  • Intense blue/black fruit, spicy complexity; full bodied; supple acidity; structure to age gracefully
  • Oakville Ranch’s acclaimed flagship wine; very limited production
  • 66 acres of certified organically-grown grapes on our 350-acre ridge-top ranch

Winemaker: Anne Vawter

Lot #260- Oakville Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville

Release Date: April 2015

  • From the vineyard once known as BV 7--one of the sites responsible for some of the great BV Georges de Latour
  • Vineyard renamed Pelissa; final blend brings good balance of fruit and wood character; firm structure
  • A delicious Cabernet Sauvignon of modern Oakville that also captures classic flavors of the region

Winemaker: Lynn Watanabe

Lot #261- O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Mount Veeder

Release Date: October 2015

  • From our two Mount Veeder vineyards: the oldest vines from Betty's and our highest block on Woolls Ranch
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from clones 8, 337 and Monte Rosso
  • Aged in 75% new French oak barrels for 21 months

Winemaker: Sean Capiaux

Lot #262- Pahlmeyer

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Release Date: February 2015

  • 100% Napa Valley Cabernet from Pahlmeyer Waters Ranch, Stagecoach and Rancho Chimiles vineyards
  • A preview of the 2012 Pahlmeyer Pièce de Résistance base blend--a wine of extraordinary distinction
  • The first vintage made by Pahlmeyer Winemaker Kale Anderson from harvest to bottle

Winemaker: Kale Anderson

Lot #263- Paradigm Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Estate
Oakville

Release Date: July 2016

  • Estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 96% Cabernet Sauvugnon, 3% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot

Winemaker: Heidi Barrett

Lot #264- Paraduxx

2012 Red Wine
Proprietary
Napa Valley

Release Date: February 2015

  • Devoted to stylish Napa Valley blends, Paraduxx offers bold and expressive wines for the modern palate
  • Limited-production; crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon fused with the robust flavors of Zinfandel
  • The depth and power of Cabernet pair well with Zinfandel’s bright fruit and spice, for a balanced wine

Winemaker: David Marchesi

Lot #265- Parallel Napa Valley

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Perseverance
Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2015

  • Steady perseverance and committment to the creation of decadent Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Single barrel blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from three mountain Napa Valley AVAs
  • Opulent red fruit, round tannins and a rich mouthfeel

Winemaker: Philippe Melka

Lot #266- PEJU

2012 Red Wine
fifty/fifty
Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2015

  • 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon from our two estate vineyards; made for the first time in 2005
  • This elegant wine was hand-harvested/hand-sorted; aged in 50% French oak/50% American oak for 16 months
  • Aromas: raspberry, leather, cedar, kirsch liqueur, violets; flavors: dark cherry, cocoa, cranberry

Winemaker: Sara Fowler

Lot #267- Pine Ridge Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Stags Leap District

Release Date: February 2015

  • A blend from our four estate vineyards in the renowned Stags Leap District
  • 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Malbec, aged 18 months in barrel
  • Barrel sample rated 95-97 by Robert Parker: "elegance and finesse…with spectacular depth and richness"

Winemaker: Michael Beaulac

Lot #268- Pride Mountain Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rock Arch Triangle
Napa Valley

Release Date: March 2015

  • This unique selection was held for Auction Napa Valley and will not be available at any other venue
  • 100% Cabernet from our Rock Arch Triangle block--the oldest section of our vineyard
  • Rock Arch is consistently our most intense, structured wine; 2012 saw some of our most stunning wines

Winemaker: Sally Johnson

Lot #269- Promise

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford

Release Date: October 2014

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the Rutherford AVA
  • Harvested on October 9th to 17th 2012; fruit was cold-soaked before fermentation; 14 days of skin contact
  • The Promise wine is aged in 100% new French oak for 36 months

Winemaker: Todd Graff

Lot #270- Provenance Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Franc

Calistoga

Release Date: February 2015

  • 90% Cabernet Franc from Calistoga vineyards
  • 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford vineyards
  • Barrel aged for 21 months in approximately 35% new French oak

Winemaker: Chris Cooney

Lot #271- Rarecat Wines

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Calistoga

Release Date: April 2015

  • This wine is estate-grown, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Old Toll Road Vineyard in Calistoga
  • A combination of winemaker Joel Aiken's beautiful finesse and vintner Sharon Harris' vision
  • Luscious and full of fruit, yet powerful

Winemaker: Joel Aiken

Lot #272- Red Mare Wines

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Release Date: March 2015

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Made to be classic in style with elegant structure and full, rich, fruit-forward flavors
  • A Coombsville-to-Calistoga wine, blended from great sites up and down the valley

Winemaker: Anne Vawter

Lot #273- Robert Mondavi Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Monastery Block, To Kalon Vineyard
Oakville

Release Date: January 2016

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from To Kalon Vineyard’s Monastery Block
  • Aged in 100% new French oak for 19 months prior to bottling
  • Reveals the power and elegance of the famed To Kalon Vineyard: rich fruit flavors, structured tannins

Winemaker: Genevieve Janssens

Lot #274- Rombauer Vineyards

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stice Lane
St. Helena

Release Date: October 2015

  • Single-vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Stice Lane vineyards
  • Barrel fermented
  • Aged 17 months in new French oak

Winemaker: Richie Allen

Lot #275- Round Pond Estate

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2014

  • 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec
  • Aromas of bright cherry, strawberries, raspberry tart, cola, vanilla, licorice, dusty cocoa
  • The palate is loaded with intense candied fruit, fleshy plums and ripe red fruit

Winemaker: Muiris Griffin

Lot #276- Saintsbury

2013 Pinot Noir
Lee Vineyard
Los Carneros

Release Date: September 2014

  • Ira and Shirley Lee, a shop teacher and nurse, moved to Carneros and planted their vineyard in 1967
  • Dick and Dave started buying Lee vineyard grapes in the early 1980s
  • This Pinot Noir tribute to the Lees comes from our two favorite clones on Lee Vineyard, Pommard and Swan

Winemaker: Chris Kajani

Lot #277- Shafer Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Hillside Select
Stags Leap District

Release Date: September 2016

  • Hillside Select is made from 100% estate Cabernet Sauvignon
  • The wine is aged three years in barrel and one more year in bottle before we release it
  • The 2012 vintage is a rich, classic expression of Shafer's hillside Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker: Elias Fernandez

Lot #278- Sherwin Family Vineyards

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Spring Mountain District

Release Date: March 2016

  • 2013 Cabernet made with fruit entirely from our Spring Mountain estate 2,000 feet above the valley floor
  • This Cabernet Sauvignon will be aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak
  • The final blend will reflect creativity at its best from our family’s mountaintop vineyard

Winemaker: Steve Sherwin

Lot #279- Signorello Estate

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Padrone
Napa Valley

Release Date: February 2015

  • Grapes for this proprietary red wine were grown in extremely rocky vineyards on our estate
  • The blend for our 2012 Padrone is 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc
  • The 2012 Padrone was aged for 22 months and was not fined or filtered prior to bottling

Winemaker: Pierre Birebent

Lot #280- Silverado Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Heritage Clone - Home Ranch
Stags Leap District

Release Date: September 2015

  • From the Silverado Vineyard, one of the first to pioneer Cabernet in the Stags Leap District
  • The Silverado-UCD 30: 1 of 3 heritage Cabernet Sauvignon clones in the state; the only one from Stags Leap
  • Our Heritage Clone Cabernet from the best blocks; the top lot forming the foundation of our SOLO bottling

Winemaker: Jonathan Emmerich

Lot #281- Somerston Estate

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Celestial
Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2015

  • Produced from a single block, Celestial, on our 1,628-acre estate
  • Made with traditional winemaking methods, aged 24 months in 100% new French oak, bottled unfiltered
  • This Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and concentrated, produced from distinctive hillside mountain fruit

Winemaker: Craig Becker

Lot #282- Spoto Wines

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Private Reserve
Oakville

Release Date: October 2014

  • A seductively balanced blend of 75% Cabernet, 10% Cab Franc, 12% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
  • Aged for 30 months in custom-made French oak barrels; a wine with many layers of complexity
  • Explosive flavors of sweet cherry and wild berry with a hint of anise and mocha-laced oak

Winemaker: Stuart Spoto

Lot #283- Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

St. Helena

Release Date: September 2015

  • Farmed by the Novak family since 1972, Spottswoode Estate is hailed as a Napa Valley first growth
  • For decades, the Spottswoode Estate Cabernet has championed an elegant, balanced, age-worthy style
  • Spottswoode's expressive and graceful estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the idyllic 2012 vintage

Winemaker: Aron Weinkauf

Lot #284- Stags' Leap Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Estate Grown
Stags Leap District

Release Date: September 2015

  • An inimitable convergence of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and exceptional Petite Sirah, unique to the winery’s estate
  • Produced 100% from fruit sourced from our estate vineyard in the Stags Leap District
  • Hand-selected barrels of our finest lots, which are kept separate until just prior to bottling

Winemaker: Christophe Paubert

Lot #285- Sterling Vineyards

2012 Red Wine
Reserve Platinum
Calistoga

Release Date: July 2015

  • Sterling, Napa Valley Platinum Reserve: a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and/or Malbec
  • Cabernet Sauvignon from Moore, Sleeping Lady and Meig’s vineyards
  • Aged 22 months in French oak, 65% new

Winemaker: Harry Hansen

Lot #286- Stone The Crows

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Release Date: November 2014

  • Estate grown in our Three Twins Vineyard that is planted at an altitude of 700 feet
  • Clones 169 & 337; 3% Petit Verdot; aged 20 months in 80% new French oak barrels (Taransaud & Darjanou)
  • Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown and Vineyard Manager Josh Clark; 450 cases produced

Winemaker: Thomas Brown

Lot #287- Swanson Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Double Trouble
Napa Valley

Release Date: November 2014

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 20 months in French oak
  • 75% Sleeping Lady Vineyard, Yountville, south of Dominus; 1/2 Clone 7, 1/2 Clone 337
  • 25% Blossom Creek Vineyards, on a rocky slope of well-drained alluvial soil just north of Calistoga

Winemaker: Chris Phelps

Lot #288- Tetra

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2015

  • For 39 years, Bill Hill has designed hillside vineyards to create wines of unusual power and finesse
  • Circle S Ranch, Coombsville and most of all Brokenrock Vineyard are his crowning achievements
  • The Tetra Mountain Song barrel harmoniously fuses all three; produced only for Auction Napa Valley

Winemaker: Patrick Mahaney

Lot #289- TEXTBOOK

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
The Barrel Thief
Oakville

Release Date: April 2015

  • Old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the rocky hills of Oakville, next door to Screaming Eagle
  • 90% Oakville District Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% Oakville District Merlot from the superb 2012 vintage
  • Hand-pruned vines, hand-sorted grapes, French barrel maturation, organic egg white clarification

Winemaker: Jonathan Pey

Lot #290- THE GRADE Cellars

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Calistoga

Release Date: March 2015

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Winfield Vineyard, our estate property in the Calistoga AVA
  • Aged in French oak; this vintage will have spent about 18 months in barrel as of 2014 Auction Napa Valley
  • A blend of two favorite vineyard blocks; reflects the significant soil variation in our vineyard

Winemaker: Thomas Brown

Lot #291- Tom Scott Vineyard

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Barn Burner
Yountville

Release Date: October 2015

  • A handcrafted red blend; all varietals grown in a single vineyard
  • 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 8% Cab Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
  • Aged 18 to 22 months in medium-toast French oak barrels, 1/3 new oak; winemaker Bill Ballentine

Winemaker: Bill Ballentine

Lot #292- TOR Kenward Family Wines

2012 Red Wine
Beckstoffer To Kalon-Best Of The Best
Oakville

Release Date: January 2015

  • We have had the privilege of working with one of Napa Valley’s premier vineyards, Beckstoffer To Kalon
  • In the far corner of To Kalon, representing only 4% of this Grand Cru site, are a few rows of Cabernet Franc
  • We have two blocks which, in great years like 2012, add nuance and additional layers of flavor to the wine

Winemaker: Jeff Ames

Lot #293- Trinitas Cellars

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Martin Vineyard
Coombsville

Release Date: October 2014

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Clone 4 on 101-14 rootstock from the Martin vineyard in Coombsville
  • Barrel aged in new French oak for 20 months

Winemaker: Kevin Mills

Lot #294- Truchard Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Los Carneros

Release Date: September 2014

  • Produced from the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted on our estate (30 to 40 years old)
  • 100% estate grown from Reserve Block and Pepper Hill
  • 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot; aged in 50% new French oak for 20 months

Winemaker: Sal De Ianni

Lot #295- Turnbull Wine Cellars

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2014

  • 100% Cabernet from a single block planted on the steep, terraced slopes of our Oakville Bench estate
  • Clone 7 was hand-picked and sorted to create this wine
  • Sustainably produced; 100% estate grown and bottled

Winemaker: Peter Heitz

Lot #296- Vineyard 29

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

St. Helena

Release Date: March 2015

  • Our Aida Vineyard: the only place in Napa with both Châteauneuf-du-Pape like rocks and shiny obsidian
  • 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
  • 20 months in 80% new French oak of Taransaud Vosges’ thin-stave, fine-grain barrels

Winemaker: Keith Emerson

Lot #297- Vineyard 7&8

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Estate
Spring Mountain District

Release Date: October 2015

  • 100% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards that are 30 years old or older
  • Naturally handcrafted using sustainable farming practices
  • Grown at an elevation of 2020 feet above the valley floor

Winemaker: Wesley Steffens

Lot #298- von Strasser Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
James Spaulding Tribute
Diamond Mountain District

Release Date: October 2014

  • 80% Cabernet Sauvignon from Spaulding Ranch Block C; blended with 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec
  • A tribute to Jim Spaulding, Stonegate Winery founder; this is the last vintage from his original planting
  • Block C, Spaulding Ranch--the best lot year after year; this is only time it will be bottled alone

Winemaker: Rudy von Strasser

Lot #299- William Cole Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2015

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sourced from the Napa Valley
  • Aged in French oak barrels

Winemaker: William Ballentine

Lot #300- ZD Wines

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley

Release Date: October 2014

  • Selected from top vineyard lots of the vintage, including ZD's organically certified Rutherford estate
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aged 34 months in American oak barrels

Winemaker: Chris Pisani

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