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									           FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2002                                           5    Château Clinet - Vintage 1989
                                                                                Pomerol
              FIRST SESSION                                                     owc
         THE INTER-CONTINENTAL                                                  “…this remains one of the most profound young wines I have
          CENTRAL PARK SOUTH                                                    ever tasted. Its sweetness of fruit and layers of flavor,
                                                                                combined with its remarkable texture are the stuff of
                LOTS 1-860                                                      legends.”(100pts)
          BEGINNING PROMPTLY                                                    12 bottles                           per lot $3000-4000
              AT 9:00AM EDT
                                                                           6    Château Cos d'Estournel - Vintage 1986
                                                                                St. Estèphe
       All notes from the Wine Advocate                                         owc
           unless otherwise indicated.                                          “The 1986 is a highly extracted wine, with a black/ruby color
                                                                                and plenty of toasty, smoky notes in its bouquet that suggest
  AN INCREDIBLE COLLECTION OF A                                                 ripe plums and licorice. Evolving at a glacial pace, it exhibits
                                                                                massive, huge, ripe, extremely concentrated flavors with
  MIDWESTERN GENTLEMAN WHO IS                                                   impressive depth and richness.”(95pts)
 RELOCATING AND STARTING ANEW.                                                  12 bottles                             per lot $1000-1400
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                                                                           7    Château Figeac - Vintage 1989
TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED CELLAR.                                                  St. Émilion
                                                                                owc
1   Château Ausone - Vintage 1989
                                                                                12 bottles                                  per lot $650-850
    St. Émilion
    owc
    12 bottles                                per lot $1500-2000
                                                                           8    Château Gruaud Larose - Vintage 1986
2   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1982                                         St. Julien
    St. Émilion                                                                 2bn, 12lscl, owc
    1lscl                                                                       “There seems to be no doubt about the quality of the 1986
    “The nose, which was ostentatious earlier in its life, still offers         Gruaud-Larose, which may rival the extraordinary 1982, 1961,
    up significant amounts of roasted fruit, coffee, melted                     1945, and 1928. It has a black/purple color, mammoth
    chocolate, and decadently rich, sweet black fruits. This                    structure, a fabulous wealth of fruit, and a finish that lasts for
    is an exotic full-bodied, moderately tannic, massive                        at least a minute.”(97pts)
    example of Cheval Blanc noted for its sheer opulence and                    12 bottles                               per lot $1000-1400
    intensity. However, I find the wine more structured and
    delineated today than it was a half dozen years ago. It appears
    ready for a long evolution. I originally felt that the        wine
    would be fully mature by 1993, but it now appears to require           9    Château Haut Brion - Vintage 1986
    another 4-5 years to hit its plateau of maturity, where it should           Graves
    remain for 20+ years.”(100pts)                                              “This wine is a remarkably concentrated, powerful Haut-Brion
    6 bottles                                 per lot $3200-4200                that should prove to be extremely long-lived. Very deep in
                                                                                color, with a staggering wealth of fruit and flavor, the huge,
                                                                                smoky, tobacco and mineral-scented bouquet seems to fill the
                                                                                room.”(93pts)
3   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1986                                         6 bottles                               per lot $800-1100
    St. Émilion
    owc
    “The 1986's bouquet jumps from the glass, with a combination
    of exotic, herbaceous, curranty scents intermingled with sweet,        10   Château Haut Brion - Vintage 1989
    vanilla-scented new oak. The wine is splendidly rich, lush,                 Graves
    forward, and evolved for a 1986. I enjoy it already and suspect             owc
    it will put on more weight and reveal even more structure as it             “The prodigious 1989 Haut-Brion is one of the greatest first-
    evolves.”(93pts)                                                            growths I have ever tasted. It has always reminded me of what
    12 bottles                              per lot $1800-2400                  the 1959 must have tasted like in its youth, but it is even richer
                                                                                and more compelling aromatically. The wine exhibits an
                                                                                opaque ruby/purple color, as well as a sweet nose of jammy
4   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1989                                         fruit, tobacco, spicy oak, minerals, and smoke. Fabulously
    St. Émilion                                                                 concentrated, with huge levels of fruit, extract, and glycerin,
    owc                                                                         this wine is nearly viscous because of its thickness and
    12 bottles                          per lot $1500-2000                      richness.”(100pts)
                                                                                12 bottles                               per lot $4500-6000


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11   Château La Conseillante - Vintage 1989                               16   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1989
     Pomerol                                                                   Pauillac
     owc                                                                       owc
     “This is a mid-ninety point La Conseillante that is very much in          “Lafite's 1989 was far more easy to taste and understand
     the style of the 1990. In comparing the two vintages, the 1989            several years ago. It appears to have gone completely to sleep.
     has slightly more noticeable tannin and structure, but it is a            This medium ruby-colored, medium-bodied wine reveals new
     perfumed, exotic, sweet, expansive, yummy wine that is hard to            oak in the nose, and a spicy finish. It is a quintessentially
     resist.”(93pts)                                                           elegant, restrained, understated style of Lafite.”(90pts)
     12 bottles                              per lot $1700-2200                12 bottles                                per lot $1600-2200
12   Château La Fleur de Gay - Vintage 1989
     Pomerol
     owc                                                                  17   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1990
     “Given the limited production of less than 1,500 cases per                Pauillac
     year, this is one of the most difficult Pomerols to obtain. The           owc
     1989 performed up to my high expectations. The wine remains               “The 1990 is riper, richer, and more textured, but
     backward and unformed, especially for a 1989, but it reveals a            mouth-searing tannin and a closed personality make it hard to
     nearly opaque purple color, and a sweet, pure nose of black-              fully assess. The wine possesses excellent richness, a hint of the
     raspberries, cassis, licorice, violets, and minerals nicely dosed         unmistakable Lafite perfume of minerals, cedar, lead pencil,
     with high quality new oak. There is great fruit on the palate,            and red fruits, medium to full body, moderate weight,
     layers of richness, medium to full body, and fabulous harmony             admirable richness and overall balance, and a tough
     and precision. Given its superb intensity and elegant                     finish.”(92pts)
     personality, it is a dazzling example of winemaking.”(94pts)              12 bottles                               per lot $2200-2800
     12 bottles                                per lot $1300-1700

13   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1982                             18   Château Lafleur - Vintage 1982
     Pauillac                                                                  Pomerol
     1bn                                                                       3lgsl
     “It continues to offer an exceptionally intense, compelling               “It is completely different than the thick, tannic, colossal 1975
     bouquet of herbs, blackcurrants, vanilla, lead pencil, and                or mammothly constituted wines of 1985, 1988, 1989, and
     cedar. The wine reveals considerable tannin, as well as                   1990. The vintage that comes closest to resembling the 1982 is
     amazing, atypical power and concentration for Lafite. The                 the 1990. The over-ripe, cherry liqueur character of the
     hallmark elegance of this wine has not been compromised                   bouquet is unmistakable. The wine possesses a dark ruby
     because of the vintage's tendency to turn out powerful and                color, and a fabulous, exotic nose of incense combined with
     unctuously-textured, thick, juicy wines. Rich, full, and still            cherry jam. Thick, alcoholic flavors filled with glycerin and
     youthful and unyielding, this should prove to be a fabulous               extract border on the surreal. Add a dosage oforange
     Lafite-Rothschild - but only for those readers prepared to wait           marmalade, soy, and juicy black cherry and plum-like fruit
     until 2003-2005.”(98pts)                                                  and, yes, the 1982 Lafleur is at your service.”(96pts)
     5 bottles                                per lot $1700-2400               3 bottles                                per lot $2200-2800

14   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1986
     Pauillac                                                             19   Château Lafleur - Vintage 1986
     “The 1986 possesses outstanding richness, a deep color,                   Pomerol
     medium body, a graceful, harmonious texture, and superb                   “The 1986 is an enormously powerful, exceptionally deep,
     length.    The penetrating fragrance of cedar, chestnuts,                 full-bodied wine. It offers a formidable presence on the
     minerals, and rich fruit is a hallmark of this wine. Powerful,            palate, tremendous tannins, a large, austere, Médoc-like
     dense, rich, and tannic, as well as medium to full-bodied, with           framework, and tough structure. A wine of considerable
     awesome extraction of fruit, this Lafite                                  power, density, and richness, this exuberant, still unevolved,
     has immense potential.”(100pts)                                           medium to full-bodied Lafleur requires patience.”(94pts)
     8 bottles                                per lot $1700-2400               3 bottles                                 per lot $700-900

15   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1988
     Pauillac
     owc                                                                  20   Château Lafleur - Vintage 1989
     “…the 1988 is a classic expression of Lafite. This deeply-                Pomerol
     colored wine exhibits the tell-tale Lafite bouquet of cedar,              owc
     subtle herbs, dried pit fruits, minerals, and cassis. Extremely           “It is an enormous, full-bodied, tannic, powerful style of wine,
     concentrated, with brilliantly focused flavors and huge                   with a dark purple color, an earthy, truffle, plum, licorice, and
     tannins, this backward, yet impressively endowed Lafite-                  mineral-scented nose, full body, huge fruit and extract, and
     Rothschild may well turn out to be the wine of the                        mouth-searing tannin in the finish.”(95pts)
     vintage!”(94pts)                                                          12 bottles                              per lot $3500-4500
     12 bottles                               per lot $1400-1800



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21   Château Latour - Vintage 1986                                        27   Château L'Évangile - Vintage 1990
     Pauillac                                                                  Pomerol
     “The 1986 Latour has a deep ruby/purple color, and a                      owc
     moderately intense bouquet of mineral-scented, blackcurrant               “The 1990 could prove to be one of the finest l'Évangiles in the
     fruit intermixed with the classic walnut scents that seem to              post-World War II era, competing with the superb wines this
     emerge from Latour's well-placed vineyard… undoubtedly                    renowned estate produced in 1947, 1950, 1975, 1982, and
     excellent, with medium to full body, fine concentration, and              1985. This is a blockbuster…”(96pts)
     impressive length, by Latour's standards.”(91pts)                         12 bottles                             per lot $1500-2000
     6 bottles                                 per lot $700-900
                                                                          28   Château Lynch Bages - Vintage 1989
22   Château Latour - Vintage 1989                                             Pauillac
     Pauillac                                                                  owc
     owc                                                                       “The opaque purple-colored 1989 is less evolved and showy.
                                                                               However, it looks to be a phenomenal example of Lynch Bages,
     12 bottles                               per lot $1600-2200
                                                                               perhaps the finest vintage in the last 30 years. Oozing with
                                                                               extract, this backward, muscular, dense wine possesses great
                                                                               purity, huge body, and a bulldozer-like power that charges
23   Château Latour - Vintage 1990                                             across the palate. It is an enormous wine with unbridled
     Pauillac                                                                  quantities of power and richness.”(95pts)
     “Remarkably youthful, with a deep purple color, and full-
     bodied, powerful, massive richness, everything is held together           12 bottles                             per lot $1200-1600
     by high levels of tannin. Fortunately, the tannin is sweet and
     ripe, making evaluation easy. The finish, which lasts for 35-40      29   Château Margaux - Vintage 1982
     seconds, reveals layers of flavor as well as impressive purity.           Margaux
     This backward 1990 requires another 7-10 of                               1ssos, owc
     cellaring.”(98pts)                                                        “I would be thrilled to drink this wine - anytime, any place…
     4 bottles                               per lot $1500-2000                The opaque purple/garnet color is followed by an intense,
                                                                               sweet nose of truffles, cassis, smoke, flowers, and toasty oak.
                                                                               Full-bodied, with impressive levels of glycerin, extract, and
                                                                               tannin…”(94pts)
24   Château Léoville Las Cases - Vintage 1982
                                                                               10 bottles                               per lot $3000-4000
     St. Julien
     “Jammy aromas of cassis intertwined with scents of
     vanilla, lead pencil, cedar, melted caramel, and toast are           30   Château Margaux - Vintage 1983
     followed by a massively-endowed, full-bodied wine that                    Margaux
     will benefit from another 7-10 years of cellaring. This                   “The 1983 Margaux is a breathtaking wine. The Cabernet
     hugely impressive, low acid Las Cases is crammed with                     Sauvignon grapes achieved perfect maturity in 1983, and the
     ripe fruit. It is the most hedonistic and concentrated                    result is an astonishingly rich, concentrated, atypically
     Léoville-Las Cases I have ever tasted...”(100pts)                         powerful and tannic Margaux. The color is dark ruby, the
     6 bottles                                  per lot $1500-2000             aromas exude ripe cassis fruit, violets, and vanillin oakiness,
                                                                               and the flavors are extremely deep and long on the palate with
                                                                               a clean, incredibly long finish. This will certainly be a
                                                                               monumental wine…”(96pts)
25   Château Léoville Las Cases - Vintage 1985                                 3 bottles                                 per lot $700-900
     St. Julien
     1wisl, owc
     “For present consumption, this wine is one of my favorite            31   Château Margaux - Vintage 1986
     Léoville-Las Cases. The color is a deep, healthy ruby with                Margaux
     purple tints. The wine reveals a classic Las Cases nose of                owc
     cassis, minerals, lead pencil, and vanilla. Medium to full-               “One wonders if the 1928 or 1945 had as much power and
     bodied, with outstanding concentration and soft tannin, this              depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/purple color reveals no
     classically rendered, fleshy, yet stylish wine can be drunk now           sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up aromas of smoky,
     or cellared for another 15+ years.”(91pts)                                toasty new oak and blackcurrants, as well as a few
     12 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200              flowers.”(96pts)
                                                                               12 bottles                           per lot $2400-3200

                                                                          32   Château Margaux
26   Château Léoville Las Cases - Vintage 1989
                                                                               Margaux
     St. Julien
                                                                               - Vintage 1982 1ssos, owc                       (1)
     owc
     “The 1989 tasted California-like in its ripe, sweet, black-cherry         - Vintage 1986                                  (1)
     fruit, nicely-integrated, toasty new oak, and clean, pure                    Above 2 bottles                        per lot $500-650
     winemaking style. A tighter, more compact finish is the result of
     elevated tannin, but this is an outstanding, rich, medium-weight     33   Château Margaux - Vintage 1989
     Las Cases.”(91pts)                                                        Margaux
                                                                               owc
     12 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200
                                                                               12 bottles                              per lot $1800-2400

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34   Château Margaux - Vintage 1990                                        39   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1982
     Margaux                                                                    Pomerol
     owc                                                                        lnl
     “For me, the 1990 Margaux continues to be the quintessential               “…let's not forget the medical benefit of flushing the fat out of
     example of this Château. In addition to being profoundly                   one's arteries with such remarkable juice! The 1982 Pétrus (I
     concentrated, its ethereal bouquet of sweet black fruits, cedar,           thought it to be a perfect wine), is still a colossal Pétrus,
     spices, flowers, smoke, and vanilla is remarkably well-formed              exhibiting a backward, sweet, expansive nose of ripe fruit,
     and intense. In the mouth, there is not a hard edge to this                Provençal herbs, chocolate, and spice. Full-bodied, tannic, and
     classic wine, which is super-concentrated, soft, silky-textured,           super-concentrated…”(97pts)
     and opulent. It displays an opaque ruby/purple color, a                    1 bottle                                per lot $1500-2000
     compelling bouquet, and exquisite layers of flavors that
     cascade over the palate without any notion of toughness or
     coarseness.”(100pts)                                                  40   Château Pétrus
     9 bottles                               per lot $3000-4000                 Pomerol
                                                                                - Vintage 1985                                     (1)
                                                                                - Vintage 1986                                     (2)
                                                                                   Above 3 bottles                         per lot $950-1250
35   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1982
     Pauillac
                                                                           41   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1989
     1bn, 1ts
                                                                                Pomerol
     “The thick, unctuously-textured, jammy fruit and enormous                  owc
     flavor concentration that are the hallmarks of the vintage are
                                                                                “The tannin is well-integrated, but the enormous texture,
     present, but the wine is extremely unevolved, and behaves like
                                                                                thickness and impeccable balance are what make these wines
     a young barrel sample. This massive, powerful example of
                                                                                so provocative. The 1989 is more backward and tannic, thus
     Mouton exhibits huge tannin and immense body. Significantly
                                                                                coming across as marginally more structured than the opulent
     richer than the 1970 or 1961, it is not far fetched to suggest
                                                                                and flashy 1990. Both wines are phenomenally rich and well-
     that it is comparable to either the 1959 or 1945!”(100pts)
                                                                                endowed, with that sweet inner-core of fruit that possesses
     10 bottles                                per lot $4200-5500
                                                                                layers of intensity. The colors are nearly opaque purple, and
                                                                                the noses are similar, with offerings of jammy black fruits,
                                                                                intertwined with scents of tea, overripe cherries, oranges, and
36   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1986                                   an exotic coconut/caramel component. Both are massive and
     Pauillac                                                                   youthful…The 1989 should hit its peak around 2005 and last
     owc                                                                        for 25-30 years…prodigious wines!”(100pts)
     “An enormously concentrated, massive Mouton-Rothschild,                    12 bottles                            per lot $12000-16000
     comparable in quality, but not style, to the 1982, 1959, and
     1945, this impeccably made wine is still in its infancy.              42   Château Pichon Baron - Vintage 1989
     Interestingly, when I was in Bordeaux several years ago, I had             Pauillac
     this wine served to me blind from a magnum that had been                   owc
     opened and decanted 48 hours previously. Even then, it still               “The dense, full-bodied 1989 is brilliantly made with huge,
     tasted like a barrel sample! I suspect the 1986 Mouton-                    smoky, chocolatey, cassis aromas intermingled with scents of
     Rothschild requires a minimum of 15-20 more years of                       toasty oak. Well-layered, with a sweet inner-core of fruit, this
     cellaring; it has the potential to last for 50-100 years!”(100pts)         awesomely endowed, backward, tannic, prodigious 1989 needs
     10 bottles                                  per lot $2800-3800             another 5-6 years of cellaring; it should last for three decades
                                                                                or more. It is unquestionably a great Pichon-Longueville-
                                                                                Baron.”(95pts)
37   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1989                                   12 bottles                              per lot $1200-1500
     Pauillac
     owc                                                                   43   Château Pichon Lalande - Vintage 1982
     “The bouquet is surprisingly evolved, offering up scents of                Pauillac
     cedar, sweet black fruits, lead pencil, and toasty oak. This               1bn
     elegant, medium-bodied restrained wine is beautifully made,                “It has never gone through any kind of dormant stage, and it
     stylish, and not dissimilar to the 1985. It is an excellent to             continues to be the odds on favorite to emerge first in any blind
     outstanding Mouton.”(90pts)                                                tasting of the top 1982s. It reveals a classic Pauillac aromatic
     12 bottles                             per lot $1800-2400                  profile of sweet blackcurrant fruit intermingled with scents of
                                                                                herbs, cedar, and toast. However, on the palate it performs
                                                                                more like a great Pomerol. Given its unctuous texture, and
                                                                                lavish quantities of fruit, glycerin, and alcohol, this is a thick,
38   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1990                                   supple, velvety-textured, gloriously decadent and hedonistic
     Pauillac                                                                   Pichon-Lalande that should continue to drink well for another
     owc                                                                        10-12 years”(100pts)
     12 bottles                         per lot $1400-1800                      6 bottles                                 per lot $1400-1800




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44   Château Pichon Lalande - Vintage 1986                                 52   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1983
     Pauillac                                                                   Sauternes
     owc                                                                        bottles:2lbsl
     “Dark ruby/purple, with a tight yet profound bouquet of cedar,             mag: lscl
     blackcurrants, spicy oak, and minerals, this full-bodied, deeply           “The 1983 ranks among the most concentrated wines from this
     concentrated, exceptionally well-balanced wine is, atypically,             property over the last 25 years, with a staggering display of
     too brawny and big to drink young.”(96pts)                                 extract and a mind-boggling amount of glycerin. The vintage
     12 bottles                              per lot $1400-1800                 commenced early for d'Yquem, beginning on September 29th
                                                                                and finishing on November 18th. The 1983 is enormous, with
                                                                                huge, honeyed, pineapple, coconut, and caramel flavors,
45   Château Talbot - Vintage 1986
                                                                                massive extract, and an unctuous quality barely framed by
     St. Julien
                                                                                acidity and new oak.”(96pts)
     3bn, 1ts, 1ssos
     12 bottles                                per lot $800-1100                   Above 4 bottles and 1                     per lot $1500-1800
                                                                                   magnum
46   Château Gruaud Larose
     St. Julien                                                            53   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1986
     - Vintage 1979                                    (3)                      Sauternes
     - Vintage 1982                                    (3)                      “Several highly respected Bordeaux négoçiants who are
         Above 6 bottles                         per lot $480-650               d'Yquem enthusiasts had claimed the 1986 d'Yquem was the
                                                                                greatest wine produced at the property since the legendary
                                                                                1937…The 1986's enthralling bouquet of pineapples, sautéed
                                                                                hazelnuts, vanillin, and ripe apricots is breathtaking.
47   Château Climens                                                            Compellingly concentrated, its breadth aswell as depth of
     Sauternes                                                                  flavor seemingly know no limits.”(98pts)
     - Vintage 1986                                    (6)                      10 bottles                             per lot $2000-2800
     - Vintage 1989                                    (6)
        Above 12 bottles                       per lot $900-1200           54   Château Gilette - Vintage 1967
                                                                                Crème de tête, Sauternes
                                                                                2bn, 1tl, 3lscl, 1nl, beautiful gold color
                                                                                3 bottles                                      per lot $550-700
48   Château Climens - Vintage 1988
     Sauternes                                                             55   Château Guiraud - Vintage 1988
     1ts, 2ssos                                                                 Sauternes
     “The 1988 reveals layer upon layer of honeyed pineapple-and                owc
     orange-scented and -flavored fruit, vibrant acidity, high levels           24 half-bottles                                per lot $480-650
     of botrytis, and a fabulously long, yet well-focused finish. It is
     a great wine.”(96pts)
     10 bottles                                per lot $750-1000           56   Château Lafaurie-Péyraguey - Vintage 1989
                                                                                Sauternes
                                                                                owc
                                                                                24 half-bottles                       per lot $500-700
49   Château Coutet - Vintage 1986
     Cuvée Madame, Sauternes
     3lscl, 1nl, 1sos                                                      57   Château Raymond Lafon
     “The unbelievably decadent, unctuous 1986 Cuvée Madame                     Sauternes
     has the type of extract (but without the overlay of heavy, toasty          - Vintage 1983 3ts, 3sos, beautiful gold color (6)
     oak) that one normally finds only in a great vintage of d'Yquem.           - Vintage 1989                                  (6)
     This is an enormously rich, almost overwhelmingly intense                     Above 12 bottles                       per lot $600-800
     Barsac that needs another decade to begin to reveal its
     subtleties and complexities. It is mind-blowing!”(96pts)              58   Château Raymond Lafon - Vintage 1988
     3 bottles                                  per lot $600-800                Sauternes
                                                                                owc
                                                                                “This small estate continues to turn out remarkably rich,
50   Château Doisy Daene - Vintage 1986                                         unctuously-textured, thick, powerful wines that brilliantly
     Sauternes                                                                  balance power and intensity with elegance and finesse.”(92pts)
     3sos, beautiful gold color                                                 12 bottles                               per lot $600-800
     12 bottles                                  per lot $350-450

                                                                           59   Château Rieussec
51   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1976                                             Sauternes
     Sauternes                                                                  - Vintage 1983 1wisl, beautiful gold-amber    (4)
     beautiful gold-amber color                                                 - Vintage 1986                                (6)
     2 bottles                                   per lot $500-700                  Above 10 bottles                     per lot $500-650

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60   Château Rieussec - Vintage 1988                                      69   Echézeaux - Vintage 1985
     Sauternes                                                                 Domaine de la Romanée Conti
     owc                                                                       3 bottles                                per lot $900-1200
     “Full-bodied and powerful, extremely rich and dense, it may be
     the least evolved 1988. The nose offers enticing coconut,            70   Echézeaux
     orange, vanilla, and honeyed scents.”(93pts)                              Domaine de la Romanée Conti
     24 half-bottles                          per lot $650-850                 - Vintage 1987                                  (3)
                                                                               - Vintage 1988                                  (2)
61   Château de Fargues                                                           Above 5 bottles                        per lot $550-750
     - Vintage 1983 beautiful gold color               (3)
     Château d'Yquem                                                      71   Echézeaux - Vintage 1988
     - Vintage 1986                                    (1)                     Faiveley                                          (2)
     Château Climens                                                           Vieilles Vignes, Mongeard-Mugneret                (4)
     - Vintage 1988 1ts, 2ssos                         (1)                     Domaine du Clos Frantin, A. Bichot                (6)
        Above 5 bottles                        per lot $500-700                   Above 12 bottles                      per lot $850-1200

62   Chambertin - Vintage 1985                                            72   Gevrey Chambertin - Vintage 1985
     Clos de Bèze, Faiveley                                                    Clos St. Jacques, A. Rousseau
     “…enormously concentrated, loaded with fruit extract, tannin,             6 bottles                                per lot $900-1200
     and potential.”(94pts)
     4 bottles                              per lot $600-800
                                                                          73   Gevrey Chambertin - Vintage 1985
                                                                               Estournelles St. Jacques, Leroy                   (3)
63   Chambertin - Vintage 1988                                                 Clos St. Jacques, L. Jadot                        (2)
     Clos de Bèze, L. Jadot                                                    Combe Aux Moines, P. LeClerc 1sdc                 (3)
     “…a beautifully scented wine smelling of exotic spices, soy
                                                                                  Above 8 bottles                       per lot $800-1100
     sauce, ground beef, and lots of ripe berry fruit.”(92pts)
     12 bottles                               per lot $1300-1600          74   Grands Echézeaux
                                                                               Domaine de la Romanée Conti
64   Clos de la Roche - Vintage 1985                                           - Vintage 1987                                  (1)
     G. Lignier 1tl                                    (3)
                                                                               - Vintage 1988                                  (1)
     Faiveley 1lscl                                    (5)
                                                                                  Above 2 bottles                        per lot $320-420
        Above 8 bottles                       per lot $900-1200
                                                                          75   La Tâche - Vintage 1987
65   Clos de la Roche - Vintage 1985                                           Domaine de la Romanée Conti
     Vieilles Vignes, Ponsot                                                   “…again an extraordinary wine with a magical complexity and
     1tl                                                                       a celestial quality that is difficult to articulate.”(93pts)
     “There is no color degradation in this saturated dark ruby-               3 bottles                                       per lot $600-800
     colored 1985. The spectacular aromatics display scents of
     caramel, blackberry and cherry fruit, smoke, dried herbs, and
     leather. Fleshy and succulent, with an expansive, chewy              76   La Tâche - Vintage 1988
     texture, outstanding purity, and a long, lusty finish, this is a          Domaine de la Romanée Conti
     terrific example from Ponsot.”(98pts)                                     “…has the monumental, telltale bouquet of overripe, gamey,
     2 bottles                              per lot $1000-1400                 exotic fruit, oriental spices, and flavors that simply
                                                                               overwhelm.”(97pts)
                                                                               3 bottles                           per lot $1000-1500
66   Clos St. Denis - Vintage 1985
     Dujac
     1tl                                                                  77   Mazis Chambertin - Vintage 1987
     “…explodes at the finish…”(92pts)                                         Leroy
     5 bottles                               per lot $1300-1700                “…may well turn out to be one of the longest-lived wines from
                                                                               what should be a relatively short-lived Burgundy
                                                                               vintage.”(94pts)
67   Clos St. Denis                                                            3 bottles                               per lot $400-500
     Dujac
     - Vintage 1987                                  (3)
     - Vintage 1988                                  (3)                  78   Musigny - Vintage 1988
        Above 6 bottles                        per lot $650-850                Vieilles Vignes, Comte de Vogüé
                                                                               3 bottles                                 per lot $550-750
68   Clos Vougeot - Vintage 1988
     Faiveley                                         (3)                 79   Nuits St. Georges - Vintage 1988
     Mongeard-Mugneret 1ssos                          (5)                      Les Vignes Rhondes, D. Rion                      (6)
        Above 8 bottles                        per lot $500-700                Clos des Argillières, D. Rion                    (6)
                                                                                  Above 12 bottles                       per lot $480-600


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80   Richebourg - Vintage 1985                                           88   Echézeaux
     Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                              - Vintage 1988 Faiveley                        (1)
     “…enormous, in an old, heavyweight style…sensational depth               Grands Echézeaux
     and length.”(96pts)                                                      - Vintage 1988 V. V., Mongeard-Mugneret        (2)
     2 bottles                           per lot $1200-1600                   Latricieres Chambertin
                                                                              - Vintage 1988 Faiveley                        (3)
81   Richebourg                                                               Vosne Romanée
     Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                              - Vintage 1988 Les Chaumes, D. Rion            (3)
     - Vintage 1987                                 (1)                          Above 9 bottles                     per lot $550-700
     - Vintage 1988                                 (2)
        Above 3 bottles                       per lot $650-900           89   Nuits St. Georges - Vintage 1985
                                                                              Clos de Corvées, L. Jadot 4sos                   (4)
                                                                              L. Jadot                                         (2)
82   Richebourg                                                               Vosne Romanée - Vintage 1985
     Mongeard-Mugneret                                                        L. Jadot                                          (2)
     - Vintage 1985                                  (2)                          Above 8 bottles                       per lot $450-600
     - Vintage 1988                                  (1)
        Above 3 bottles                      per lot $750-1000           90   Châteauneuf du Pape
                                                                              Château de Beaucastel
                                                                              - Vintage 1978                                   (3)
                                                                              - Vintage 1985                                   (6)
83   Romanée Conti - Vintage 1987
     Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                                 Above 9 bottles                       per lot $750-1000
     1lscl
                                                                         91   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1985
     “It is one of the most unique tasting experiences in the
                                                                              Grand Tinel                                      (6)
     world…225 cases…”(95pts)
                                                                              Bosquet des Papes                                (6)
     1 bottle                           per lot $1000-1500
                                                                                 Above 12 bottles                       per lot $350-480


84   Romanée Conti - Vintage 1988                                        92   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1988
     Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                              Château de Beaucastel
     “…one of the fullest and most tannic examples of Romanée                 12 bottles                                per lot $700-900
     Conti I have tasted…it may outlive the 1985…”(97pts)
     1 bottle                                per lot $1800-2400          93   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1988
                                                                              Château Rayas
                                                                              “…the essence of black-cherry fruit in that kinky, undeniably
                                                                              Rayas style.”(94pts)
85   Romanée St. Vivant - Vintage 1985                                        6 bottles                             per lot $1200-1500
     Domaine de la Romanée Conti
     “…has the telltale, iron-like scent, cinnamon, and gout-de-
     terroir that make it the most unique wine of the DRC                94   Châteauneuf du Pape
     stable…”(94pts)                                                          - Vintage 1985 Clos du Mont Olivet                (3)
     3 bottles                              per lot $1200-1500                - Vintage 1988 Vieux Télégraphe                   (4)
                                                                                 Above 7 bottles                        per lot $320-420

                                                                         95   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1989
86   Romanée St. Vivant                                                       Château de Beaucastel
     Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                              “The nose offers a veritable smorgasbord of jammy cassis,
     - Vintage 1987                                  (3)                      Provençal herbs, Asian spices, fruitcake, coffee, and hickory
     - Vintage 1988                                  (3)                      wood. The wine is sensationally concentrated and well
        Above 6 bottles                      per lot $950-1250                balanced, with soft tannin and enough acidity to provide
                                                                              balance and freshness. Full-bodied, with layers of fruit and
                                                                              glycerine, it can be drunk now because of its lavish richness,
                                                                              yet it should age for 20+ more years. It should exceed the
87   Bonnes Mares
                                                                              quality of the superb 1981.”(97pts)
     - Vintage 1988 L. Jadot                         (3)
                                                                              12 bottles                            per lot $1200-1500
     Chambolle Musigny
     - Vintage 1988 Les Beaux Bruns, D. Rion         (3)
                                                                         96   Cornas
     Corton
                                                                              - Vintage 1985 La Geynale, R. Michel              (3)
     - Vintage 1988 Bressandes, Prince de Merode (3)
                                                                              - Vintage 1988 Clape                              (3)
     Griottes Chambertin                                                      - Vintage 1988 Verset                             (3)
     - Vintage 1988 J. Drouhin                       (3)                         Above 9 bottles                        per lot $240-320
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 97   Côte Rôtie                                                              106   Hermitage - Vintage 1988
      - Vintage 1983 La Viaillère, A. Dervieux         (3)                          La Chapelle, P. Jaboulet
      - Vintage 1985 Brune et Blonde, E. Guigal        (6)                          4lscl
      - Vintage 1988 Jasmin                            (3)                          “I have several friends who argue that the 1988 will ultimately
         Above 12 bottles                      per lot $480-600                     turn out better than the 1989!”(93pts)
                                                                                    12 bottles                               per lot $800-1100
 98   Côte Rôtie - Vintage 1986
      La Mouline, E. Guigal                                (2)                107   Hermitage
      La Landonne, E. Guigal                               (2)                      - Vintage 1985 Marquis de la Tourette, Delas (6)
         Above 4 bottles                            per lot $600-800                Gigondas
                                                                                    - Vintage 1988 Cuvée Florence, les Goubert      (4)
 99   Côtes du Rhone - Vintage 1988                                                 Hermitage
      E. Guigal                                                                     - Vintage 1989 Monier de la Sizeranne magnum(1)
      2sos                                                                                         M. Chapoutier
      12 bottles                                     per lot $60-120                   Above 10 bottles and 1               per lot $420-550
                                                                                       magnum
100   Hermitage - Vintage 1978
      J.L. Chave                                                              108   Barbaresco - Vintage 1985
      1ltl                                                                          Gaja                                              (2)
      “This has always been one of Chave’s single greatest                          Asij, Ceretto                                     (3)
      vintages…”(96pts)                                                             Camp Gros Martinenga, Marchesi di                 (4)
      2 bottles                        per lot $700-900                             Gresy
                                                                                       Above 9 bottles                        per lot $750-1000
101   Hermitage
      - Vintage 1983 J.L. Chave 1ltl, 1nl                   (3)               109   Barbaresco - Vintage 1985
      - Vintage 1985 E. Guigal                              (3)                     Gallina di Neive, B. Giacosa
         Above 6 bottles                            per lot $450-600                1lscl
                                                                                    6 bottles                                  per lot $500-700
102   Hermitage - Vintage 1985
      J.L. Chave                                                              110   Barbaresco - Vintage 1982
      “Chave produced the best              red    Hermitage    of     the          Santo Stefano Riserva, B. Giacosa
      vintage.”(91pts)                                                              “The 1982 Barbaresco Santo Stefano Riserva possesses
      12 bottles                                  per lot $1200-1500                animal, dried herb, truffle, and earthy notes in its aromatics.
                                                                                    Big, bold, tannic, and rich, the fully mature 1982 is capable of
                                                                                    lasting another 10-12 years.”(93pts)
                                                                                    2 bottles                                   per lot $200-280
103   Hermitage - Vintage 1988
      J.L. Chave
      “…this is a superb Hermitage…”(93pts)                                   111   Barbaresco - Vintage 1985
      6 bottles                             per lot $500-700                        Sori San Lorenzo, Gaja
                                                                                    10 bottles                               per lot $2400-3500

                                                                              112   Barolo - Vintage 1985
104   Hermitage - Vintage 1978
                                                                                    E. Altare
      La Chapelle, P. Jaboulet
      2bsl, outstanding color and condition                                         6 bottles                                  per lot $550-650
      “Still young, this is about as great a bottle of Syrah as one is
      ever going to find. The color is impenetrably dark ruby/purple.         113   Barolo - Vintage 1985
      With coaxing, the nose offers up aromas of herbs, super-ripe                  Cannubi Boschis, L. Sandrone
      cassis fruit, minerals, black-raspberries, fruitcake, and roasted             “Still youthful at 15 years of age, it boasts a dark plum/purple
      meats. In the mouth, the level of concentration is profound. Is               as well as sweet aromas of black fruits, minerals, asphalt, and
      it possible that this wine may turn out to resemble a wine such               underbrush. Full-bodied, with sweet tannin, no hard edges,
      as the 1961 Latour? Truly magnificent!”(100pts)                               gorgeous purity, and multiple dimensions, this is a spectacular,
      2 bottles                                per lot $1000-1400                   still vigorous and youthful Barolo to consume over the next
                                                                                    decade.”(94pts)
                                                                                    2 bottles                                   per lot $500-700

105   Hermitage                                                               114   Barolo - Vintage 1985
      La Chapelle, P. Jaboulet                                                      Cascina Francia, G. Conterno
      - Vintage 1983 6hbsl                                (6)                       “It possesses the classic Nebbiolo nose of roses and tar, as well
      - Vintage 1985                                      (3)                       as masses of rich red and black fruits. Unctuous and intense,
         Above 9 bottles                            per lot $700-950                with spectacular fruit, it offers great fragrance and massive
                                                                                    body to go along with its high extract and huge tannin.“(94pts)
                                                                                    6 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200
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115   Barolo - Vintage 1985                                               126   Flaccianello
      Collina Rionda di Serralunga, B. Giacosa                                  - Vintage 1985 Fontodi                            (2)
      6 bottles                                per lot $600-800                 Fontalloro
                                                                                - Vintage 1985 Felsina 1bn                         (4)
116   Barolo - Vintage 1982                                                        Above 6 bottles                         per lot $450-600
      Falleto di Serralunga, B. Giacosa
      6 bottles                                 per lot $450-600          127   Sammarco - Vintage 1985
                                                                                Castello Dei Rampolla
117   Barolo - Vintage 1985                                                     “From time to time, this wine reminds me of a classic red
      Ginestra, Clerico                                                         Graves; at other times there is a Pauillac-like lead pencil and
      “The 1985 Barolo Ginestra exhibits aromas and flavors of                  mineral fragrance to the nose. At my most recent tasting, this
      melted asphalt, dried herbs, underbrush, and sweet black and              exceptionally elegant wine displayed a classic Pauillac aroma
      red fruits, all infused with smoke. Full-bodied, with sweet               of cassis and lead pencil. The color is a deep ruby, the wine has
      tannin, outstanding vigor and richness, and a concentrated                softened and expanded, and the new oak and moderate tannins
      finish, this is a fully mature, lively, intense wine.”(90pts)             that were so noticeable after bottling have taken a back seat to
      6 bottles                                       per lot $600-800          the gorgeously rich, cassis fruit and long, velvety textured
                                                                                finish.”(93pts)
                                                                                6 bottles                                   per lot $600-800
118   Barolo - Vintage 1982
      Monfortino Riserva, G. Conterno
      9 bottles                               per lot $1600-2200          128   Sassicaia - Vintage 1985
                                                                                Tenuta San Guido
                                                                                “…knock-out nose of lead pencil, pain grille, minerals,
119   Barolo - Vintage 1982                                                     licorice, and black currants. As the wine sat in the glass,
      Rionda Di Serralunga Riserva, B. Giacosa       (3)                        violet/floral notes began to emerge. In the mouth, it is tightly-
      Riserva, P. Cesare                             (3)                        knit and tannic, but superbly concentrated as well as
         Above 6 bottles                      per lot $350-500                  remarkably pure. It possesses that sweet, rich mid-palate that
                                                                                often distinguishes great wines from merely good
120   Barolo - Vintage 1985                                                     wines.”(100pts)
      Vigna Colonello, A. Conterno                                              6 bottles                               per lot $4500-6000
      6 bottles                                per lot $900-1200
                                                                          129   Solaia - Vintage 1985
                                                                                Antinori
121   Brunello di Montalcino - Vintage 1985
                                                                                1bn
      Talenti                                       (1)
                                                                                “A huge nose of olives, toast, cedar, and cassis offers
      Pertimali 6lscl                               (2)
                                                                                considerable enjoyment. In the mouth, this dark ruby/purple-
      Altesino                                      (1)
                                                                                colored, opulent wine exhibits a rich, medium to full-bodied,
      Brunello di Montalcino - Vintage 1982                                     chewy texture, decent acidity, and well-integrated flavors of
      Riserva, Biondi Santi                         (3)                         smoky new oak. The finish is supple and long as the tannins
         Above 7 bottles                    per lot $650-850                    have quickly melted away.”(95pts)
                                                                                3 bottles                                 per lot $650-850
122   Brunello di Montalcino - Vintage 1985
      Poggio Antico 2lscl                            (4)
      Pertimali 6lscl                                (4)
      Conti Costanti 1bn                             (4)                  130   Tignanello - Vintage 1985
                                                                                Antinori
         Above 12 bottles                   per lot $800-1100
                                                                                “This wine appears to have reached full maturity, where it
                                                                                should remain for another 7-10 years. The color is a healthy
123   Chianti Classico - Vintage 1982                                           deep ruby/purple, and the nose offers up scents of roasted nuts,
      Il Poggio, Monsanto                                                       smoky oak, cassis, cedar, and leather. Medium to full-bodied,
      5lscl                                                                     with lovely black fruit flavors wrapped gently in oak, this
      5 bottles                                 per lot $150-200                fleshy, supple, deliciously constituted wine is a treat to
                                                                                drink.”(92pts)
124   Chianti Classico - Vintage 1985                                           3 bottles                                 per lot $400-480
      Riserva, Volpaia                                 (2)
      Riserva, Monsanto                                (5)
      Riserva, Antinori                                (4)                131   Gattinara
         Above 11 bottles                       per lot $400-500                - Vintage 1985 G. Travaglini                   (1)
                                                                                Rosso Delle Miniere
125   Chianti Classico - Vintage 1985                                           - Vintage 1988 Sorbaiano                       (4)
      Riserva, Castello Dei Rampolla                                            Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
      10 bottles                                per lot $300-400                - Vintage 1985 Avignonesi/Capannelle 2bn, 2ts (4)
                                                                                   Above 9 bottles                     per lot $220-280



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132   Gran Coronas                                                       144   Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1984
      - Vintage 1985 Black Label Reserva, Torres      (3)                      Martha's Vineyard
      Rioja                                                                    6 bottles                             per lot $600-800
      - Vintage 1985 Marques De Murrieta              (3)
         Above 6 bottles                      per lot $200-260           145   Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1985
                                                                               Martha's Vineyard
                                                                               “Expansive and chewy, with superb ripe fruit and
133   Rioja - Vintage 1978                                                     concentration, this wine should continue to drink well for 10-20
      Reserva 904, La Rioja Alta                                               years.”(94pts)
      2bn, 1ts, outstanding color and condition
                                                                               4 bottles                                  per lot $600-800
      4 bottles                                 per lot $160-200

                                                                         146   Joseph Phelps Winery
134   Rioja - Vintage 1982                                                     Insignia
      Vina Ardanza Reserva, La Rioja Alta
                                                                               - Vintage 1984                                   (2)
      different importers
                                                                               - Vintage 1985                                   (6)
      12 bottles                               per lot $350-450
                                                                                  Above 8 bottles                       per lot $750-1000

135   Tinto Pesquera - Vintage 1982
                                                                         147   La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1987
      Cuvée Janus
                                                                               Howell Mountain
      6 bottles                                per lot $700-900
                                                                               owc
136   Tinto Pesquera                                                           1 double magnum                       per lot $260-350
      - Vintage 1985 Reserva                          (3)
      - Vintage 1986 Reserva 2bn, 1ts, 1vhs           (4)                148   Opus One - Vintage 1984
      Vega Sicilia Valbuena 3                                                  3 bottles                                 per lot $450-600
      - Vintage 1986 Reserva                           (3)
         Above 10 bottles                      per lot $380-500          149   Opus One - Vintage 1985
                                                                               1bn, 1sdc
137   Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon                                              4 bottles                                 per lot $600-850
      - Vintage 1982 Chabot Vineyard                (1)
      Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon                        150   Opus One - Vintage 1986
      - Vintage 1984                                (4)                        6 bottles                                per lot $800-1100
      - Vintage 1985                                (6)
         Above 11 bottles                  per lot $800-1050             151   Opus One - Vintage 1987
                                                                               3bn
138   Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon                              3 bottles                                 per lot $500-700
      - Vintage 1986
      12 bottles                            per lot $750-950             152   Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1986
                                                                               Monte Bello
139   BV Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1985                     6 bottles                            per lot $450-600
      6 bottles                            per lot $450-600
                                                                         153   Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
140   BV Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1988                     - Vintage 1985                             (6)
      1 double magnum                      per lot $150-200                    - Vintage 1987 1ltl                        (6)
                                                                                  Above 12 bottles               per lot $1050-1400
141   Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1985
      Special Selection                                                  154   Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1985
      1 double magnum                    per lot $900-1200                     Alexander Valley
                                                                               8 bottles                             per lot $700-900


142   Château Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon                               155   Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                               - Vintage 1984 Volcanic Hill                (3)
      - Vintage 1984                            (3)
                                                                               - Vintage 1985 Red Rock Terrace             (4)
      - Vintage 1985                            (6)
         Above 9 bottles                  per lot $750-950                     Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                               - Vintage 1984                              (5)
                                                                                  Above 12 bottles                per lot $750-1000

143   Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon
      - Vintage 1984 2bn                             (4)                 156   Cockburn's Vintage Port - Vintage 1983
      - Vintage 1985                                 (6)                       1ssos
         Above 10 bottles                      per lot $750-950                6 bottles                             per lot $240-300

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157   Dow's Vintage Port - Vintage 1977                                    169   Graham's Vintage Port - Vintage 1977
      Silver Jubilee                                                             1tl, 2lwrl
      4lscl, 2ssos                                                               12 bottles                           per lot $900-1200
      12 bottles                                 per lot $700-900
                                                                           170   Warre's Vintage Port
158   Fonseca Vintage Port - Vintage 1963                                        - Vintage 1963 3lbsl, 1ltal, 1scl                 (3)
      2lscl, 1crc, 1sos, 1 with different importer                               - Vintage 1985 1lscl                              (8)
      3 bottles                                    per lot $650-850                 Above 11 bottles                         per lot $500-700
                                                                                            _____________________________

159   Fonseca Vintage Port - Vintage 1977
      3ssos                                                                  JEWELS FROM THE TEMPERATURE-
      6 bottles                                  per lot $700-950               CONTROLLED CELLAR OF
                                                                                 A MIDWESTERN LAWYER.
160   Fonseca Vintage Port - Vintage 1977
      4sos, 2ssos, different importers                                     171   Château Beausejour Duffau - Vintage 1990
      12 bottles                          per lot $1400-1900                     St. Émilion
                                                                                 3lwasl
                                                                                 “The wine is fabulously concentrated, with outstanding purity,
161   Graham's Vintage Port - Vintage 1977
                                                                                 and a nearly unprecedented combination of richness,
      2 bottles                            per lot $150-200                      complexity, and overall balance and harmony. In several blind
                                                                                 tastings, I have mistaken this wine for either the 1989 or 1990
162   Graham's Vintage Port                                                      Pétrus! However, the 1990 Beausejour-Duffau is even more
      - Vintage 1983                                     (6)                     concentrated than those two prodigious efforts. It should be at
      Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port                                               its best between 2000-2030.”(100pts)
      - Vintage 1983 1ltal                               (6)                     3 bottles                                per lot $1000-1300
         Above 12 bottles                        per lot $500-650
                                                                           172   Château Certan de May - Vintage 1982
163   Graham's Vintage Port - Vintage 1985                                       Pomerol
      owc                                                                        1ts, 3lbsl, 1sdc
      12 bottles                           per lot $550-700                      “Every time I have this wine in tastings outside my cellar, I
                                                                                 have guessed it to be Pétrus and I have rated it as one of the
                                                                                 greatest 1982s.”(96pts)
164   Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port - Vintage 1963
      pristine, 1 with different importer                                        3 bottles                                per lot $700-900
      3 bottles                              per lot $550-750
                                                                           173   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1975
165   Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port - Vintage 1977                                St. Émilion
      9ssos                                                                      2bn, 1ts, 2hwasl, 2hstl, 2gsl, 3scl, 2hbsl,
                                                                                 1lwisl, 2tl
      12 bottles                            per lot $900-1200
                                                                                 “It reveals some of the kinky, exotic Cheval Blanc complexity,
                                                                                 with chocolate, mint, cedar, and sweet fruit filling the
                                                                                 moderately intense bouquet. Although the color displays
166   Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port - Vintage 1977                                considerable amber at the edge, it has a deep ruby/garnet
      2sos, 2ssos                                                                center, as well as plenty of sweet, ripe fruit with noticeable
      12 bottles                            per lot $900-1200                    glycerin and extract.”(90pts)
                                                                                 4 bottles                                   per lot $500-700

167   Fonseca Vintage Port
      - Vintage 1970                                     (2)               174   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1982
      Graham's Vintage Port                                                      St. Émilion
      - Vintage 1970                                     (2)                     4lbsl
      Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port                                               “The nose, which was ostentatious earlier in its life, still offers
      - Vintage 1970 1lwasl, 2cc                         (2)                     up significant amounts of roasted fruit, coffee,melted chocolate,
         Above 6 bottles                         per lot $500-650                and decadently rich, sweet black fruits. This is an exotic full-
                                                                                 bodied, moderately tannic, massive example of Cheval Blanc
                                                                                 noted for its sheer opulence and intensity. However, I find the
                                                                                 wine more structured and delineated today than it was a half
168   Graham's Vintage Port                                                      dozen years ago. It appears ready for a long evolution. I
      - Vintage 1985 lscl                     magnum(1)                          originally felt that the wine would be fully mature by 1993, but
      Sandeman's Port                                                            it now appears to require another 4-5 years to hit its plateau of
      - Vintage 1985                                     (2)                     maturity, where it should remain for 20+ years.”(100pts)
         Above 2 bottles and 1                   per lot $160-220                4 bottles                                 per lot $2200-2800
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175   Château Ducru Beaucaillou - Vintage 1982                               180   Château Latour - Vintage 1975
      St. Julien                                                                   Pauillac
      1bn, owc                                                                     4bn, 1ts, 1vhs, 2wasl, 11gsl, 11lbsl
      “It is unquestionably the finest Ducru-Beaucaillou following                 “Cream always comes to the top, and so it is with Latour. The
      the 1961. I do not think the estate has produced any winesince               1975 appears to be one of the few sure bets among the
      that can be said to be as complete and concentrated as the                   relatively hard, disappointing 1975 Pauillacs. The color
      1982. Although the 1982 is beginning to reveal some                          remains a healthy dark ruby, opaque garnet. The nose offers
      lightening at the edge, it still exhibits an impressively saturated          up classic walnut, cedar, minerals, tobacco, and cassis aromas.
      ruby/purple color. The wine offers a classic St.-Julien/Pauillac             Although this full-bodied wine is still excruciatingly tannic, I
      aromatic profile - intense cedar, some blackcurrants, a touch of             detected plenty of glycerin, extract, and richness, which give
      oak, and good spice.”(94pts)                                                 me cause for optimism.”(93pts)
      10 bottles                                  per lot $1200-1500               10 bottles                              per lot $1250-1700

176   Château Haut Brion - Vintage 1989                                      181   Château Latour - Vintage 1978
      Graves                                                                       Pauillac
      owc                                                                          1bn, 6lbsl, 4sdc
      “The prodigious 1989 Haut-Brion is one of the greatest first-                6 bottles                                per lot $750-1050
      growths I have ever tasted. It has always reminded me of what
      the 1959 must have tasted like in its youth, but it is even richer
      and more compelling aromatically. The wine exhibits an                 182   Château Latour - Vintage 1982
      opaque ruby/purple color, as well as a sweet nose of jammy                   Pauillac
      fruit, tobacco, spicy oak, minerals, and smoke. Fabulously                   4bn, 1lbsl, 1lwasl, 1lscl, 1sdc
      concentrated, with huge levels of fruit, extract, and glycerin,              “The 1982 continues to surge in quality, moving from strength
      this wine is nearly viscous because of its thickness and                     to strength. If I were going to pull the cork for pure pleasure
      richness.”(100pts)                                                           on any of the Big 8, it would be this wine. Still an infant in
      12 bottles                               per lot $4500-6000                  terms of development, the wine displays extraordinary richness,
                                                                                   ripeness, and the beginning of that compelling Latour perfume
                                                                                   of cassis, cedar, walnuts, and minerals. Extremely full-bodied,
                                                                                   concentrated, and thick, this viscous, chewy, large-scaled wine
177   Château La Mission Haut Brion - Vintage 1975                                 is also amazingly soft. Huge levels of tannin are concealed
      Graves                                                                       behind the layers of fruit. More and more I am convinced that
      2bn, 4bsl                                                                    this is another unqualified legend of the vintage.”(100pts)
      “…this enormously constituted La Mission-Haut-Brion has                      4 bottles                                 per lot $2000-2800
      developed that fabulous Graves set of aromatics -
      tobacco,black fruits, minerals, roasted herbs, and cedar. Huge,        183   Château Latour - Vintage 1990
      massive, thick, and succulent, with moderate tannin, and some                Pauillac
      amber notes at the edge, this wine will reach full maturity by               owc
      the turn of the century and last for 30-40 years. An                         “Remarkably youthful, with a deep purple color, and full-
      extraordinary La Mission-Haut-Brion, it comes closest in style               bodied, powerful, massive richness, everything is held together
      to resembling the 1945, with a hint of the sweet, ripe                       by high levels of tannin. Fortunately, the tannin is sweet and
      1959.”(100pts)                                                               ripe, making evaluation easy. The finish, which lasts for 35-40
      4 bottles                                per lot $1500-2000                  seconds, reveals layers of flavor as well as impressive purity.
                                                                                   This backward 1990 requires another 7-10 of
                                                                                   cellaring.”(98pts)
178   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1976                                     12 bottles                              per lot $4500-6000
      Pauillac
      1bn, 4ts, 4lbsl, 3lwisl, 1ltl, 1nl                                     184   Château Léoville Las Cases - Vintage 1975
      6 bottles                             per lot $750-1000                      St. Julien
                                                                                   1bn, 1nl, 2lbsl
                                                                                   6 bottles                              per lot $300-400
179   Château Latour - Vintage 1961
      Pauillac
      1ts, 1ms, 2vhs, 2hwasl, 3lbsl, excellent                               185   Château Léoville Las Cases - Vintage 1982
      color and condition                                                          St. Julien
      “There is great density and concentration to the wine. The                   1lbsl
      bouquet was less evolved, but the presence of copious                        “Jammy aromas of cassis intertwined with scents of vanilla,
      quantities of rich black fruits, damp earth, leather, and spicy              lead pencil, cedar, melted caramel, and toast are followed by a
      wood did not go unnoticed. This full-bodied, monumental wine                 massively-endowed, full-bodied wine that will benefit from
      tastes like syrup of Cabernet. The port-like, unctuous, chewy                another 7-10 years of cellaring. This hugely impressive, low
      finish is to die for. If you are fortunate enough to have                    acid Las Cases is crammed with ripe fruit. It is the most
      magnums stashed away, no matter what your age, this wine                     hedonistic and concentrated Léoville-Las Cases I have ever
      will undoubtedly outlive you.”(100pts)                                       tasted...”(100pts)
      4 bottles                                per lot $3500-4800                  2 bottles                                 per lot $480-600


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186   Château Margaux - Vintage 1981                                      192   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1981
      Margaux                                                                   Pomerol
      2bn, 2wasl                                                                1bn, 2ltl, 2lbsl, 1lwasl
      6 bottles                                 per lot $600-800                2 bottles                                  per lot $400-550

187   Château Margaux - Vintage 1986                                      193   Château Trotanoy - Vintage 1982
      Margaux                                                                   Pomerol
      owc                                                                       1bn, 1ts, 2lbsl, 1nl
      “One wonders if the 1928 or 1945 had as much power and                    “Fleshy, spicy, and full-bodied, with the vintage's tell-tale
      depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/purple color reveals no                 succulence, high glycerin, and low acidity giving the wine a fat,
      sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up aromas of smoky,                plush personality, this 1982 should drink well for another
      toasty new oak and blackcurrants, as well as a few                        decade, although it is clearly within its plateau of
      flowers.”(96pts)                                                          maturity.”(95pts)
      12 bottles                           per lot $2600-3200                   2 bottles                                  per lot $400-500

                                                                          194   Château Margaux
188   Château Margaux - Vintage 1990                                            - Vintage 1979 1bn, 2bsl                          (2)
      Margaux
                                                                                - Vintage 1970 hs, bsl, nl                        (1)
      “For me, the 1990 Margaux continues to be the quintessential
                                                                                Château Pichon Lalande
      example of this Château. In addition to being profoundly
                                                                                - Vintage 1975 1bn, 3hbsl, 3wasl, 3hstl           (3)
      concentrated, its ethereal bouquet of sweet black fruits, cedar,
      spices, flowers, smoke, and vanilla is remarkably well-formed             Château Ducru Beaucaillou
      and intense. In the mouth, there is not a hard edge to this               - Vintage 1970 1vhs, 1nl                          (2)
      classic wine, whichis super-concentrated, soft, silky-textured,           Château Lafite Rothschild
      and opulent. It displays an opaque ruby/purple color, a                   - Vintage 1964 bsl, gsl, ll                        (1)
      compelling bouquet, and exquisite layers of flavors that                     Above 9 bottles                         per lot $700-900
      cascade over the palate without any notion of toughness or
      coarseness.”(100pts)
                                                                          195   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1975
      4 bottles                               per lot $1400-1800
                                                                                Sauternes
189   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1961                                  7bn, 2ts, owc
      Pauillac                                                                  “…may turn out to be the greatest of the modern-day
      2vhs, 1hs, 1htms, 1hgsl, 4lbsl, 1nl, 1scl,                                Yquems.”(99pts)
      2 bottles are Nicolas Cellars, excellent                                  12 bottles                      per lot $4500-6000
      color and condition
      “At its best the wine is a great Mouton. Huge, cedary, cassis,      196   Brunello di Montalcino - Vintage 1971
      lead pencil, menthol-like aromas soared from the glass. The               Biondi Santi
      black/purple color revealed no signs of lightening or amber at            lbsl
      the edge. Full-bodied, rich, and super-intense, this was an a             1 bottle                              per lot $300-400
      profound bottle of 1961 Mouton that would have stood up
      against the compelling 1959.”(98pts)                                197   Solaia - Vintage 1985
      4 bottles                                  per lot $3000-4000             Antinori
                                                                                1vhs, 2lbsl
                                                                                “Approachable and delicious, this offering should continue to
190   Château Mouton Rothschild                                                 improve for another 7-8 years.”(95pts)
      Pauillac                                                                  2 bottles                                per lot $500-700
      - Vintage 1988                                   (6)
      - Vintage 1989                                   (4)                198   BV Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1976
         Above 10 bottles                     per lot $1300-1700                2lbsl
                                                                                “At present, the 1976 is undoubtedly the greatest B.V. Private
                                                                                Reserve made in the last 30 years. The wine, whichhas been
                                                                                spectacular from its release, continues to be the richest, most
191   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1975                                             exotic of all the B.V. Private Reserves I have tasted. Did the
      Pomerol                                                                   monumental 1951 resemble this wine at a similar age?”(95pts)
      1vhs, 1hs, 2hstl, 2hbsl, 1htl, 1ltl, 2wasl,                               2 bottles                                 per lot $180-240
      2scl, 1spc, 1cc
      “…reveals a youthful, rustic, brutally powerful style, with an      199   Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1974
      opaque garnet/ruby/purple color, and an emerging nose of                  4 magnums                         per lot $800-1000
      over-ripe black-cherries, mocha/chocolate, and truffles…This
      behemoth Pétrus (the last made in this style) is at least a         200   Fonseca Vintage Port - Vintage 1977
      decade away from full maturity. It is potentially a 50 year               3bn, 1stl
      wine, with exquisite concentration and intensity.”(98pts)                 3 bottles                                  per lot $350-450
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201   Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port - Vintage 1963                         207   Château Margaux - Vintage 1990
      2hbsl, 2ltl, 3crc                                                         Margaux
      3 bottles                              per lot $550-750                   “For me, the 1990 Margaux continues to be the quintessential
                _____________________________                                   example of this Château. In addition to being profoundly
                                                                                concentrated, its ethereal bouquet of sweet black fruits, cedar,
  A SUPER-LOT OF 1983 MARGAUX AND                                               spices, flowers, smoke, and vanilla is remarkably well-formed
                                                                                and intense. In the mouth, there is not a hard edge to this
  MORE MARGAUX OF A MIDWESTERN                                                  classic wine, whichis super-concentrated, soft, silky-textured,
  GENTLEMAN. ALL WINES REMOVED                                                  and opulent. It displays an opaque ruby/purple color, a
    FROM PROFESSIONAL STORAGE.                                                  compelling bouquet, and exquisite layers of flavors that
                                                                                cascade over the palate without any notion of toughness or
202   Château Margaux - Vintage 1983                                            coarseness.”(100pts)
      Margaux                                                                   6 bottles                               per lot $2000-2800
      half-bottle: spc
      bottle: lbsl                                                        208   Château Margaux - Vintage 1995
      magnum: lscl                                                              Margaux
      double magnum: lbsl, spc                                                  owc
      “The 1983 Margaux is a breathtaking wine. The Cabernet                    “The nose offers aromas of licorice and sweet smoky new oak
      Sauvignon grapes achieved perfect maturity in 1983, and the               intermixed with jammy black fruits, licorice, and minerals. The
      result is an astonishingly rich, concentrated, atypically                 wine is medium to full-bodied, with extraordinary richness,
      powerful and tannic Margaux. The color is dark ruby, the                  fabulous equilibrium, and hefty tannin in the finish. In spite of
      aromas exude ripe cassis fruit, violets, and vanillin oakiness,           its large size and youthfulness, this wine is user-friendly and
      and the flavors are extremely deep and long on the palate with            accessible. This is a thrilling Margaux that will always be
      a clean, incredibly long finish. This will certainly be a                 softer and more evolved than its broader-shouldered sibling,
      monumental wine…”(96pts)                                                  the 1996.”(95pts)
         Above 1 half-bottle, 1               per lot $4500-6000                12 bottles                              per lot $2600-3200
         bottle, 1 magnum, 1 double
         magnum and 1 Imperial                                            209   Château Margaux - Vintage 1996
                                                                                Margaux
                                                                                2lstl
203   Château Margaux - Vintage 1986
                                                                                “In many respects, it is the quintessential Château Margaux, as
      Margaux
      owc                                                                       well as the paradigm for this estate, combining measured
      “One wonders if the 1928 or 1945 had as much power and                    power, extraordinary elegance, and admirable complexity…
      depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/purple color reveals no                 The color is opaque purple. The wine offers extraordinarily
      sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up aromas of smoky,                pure notes of blackberries, cassis, pain grille, and flowers,
      toasty new oak and blackcurrants, as well as a few                        gorgeous sweetness, a seamless personality, and full body, with
                                                                                nothing out of place.”(99pts)
      flowers.”(96pts)
      12 bottles                           per lot $2600-3200                   4 bottles                                  per lot $900-1200


204   Château Margaux - Vintage 1986                                      210   Château Margaux - Vintage 1998
      Margaux                                                                   Margaux
                                                                                owc
      4 bottles                                  per lot $850-1100
                                                                                “The 1998 Margaux's color is a dense ruby/purple. The wine is
                                                                                tannic and austere, but elegant, with notes of asphalt,
205   Château Margaux - Vintage 1988                                            blackberries, acacia flowers, and sweet, toasty oak. Subtle,
      Margaux                                                                   rich, nicely-textured, and medium-bodied, it is built for the long
      8 bottles                                 per lot $1050-1350              haul.”(91pts)
                                                                                12 bottles                             per lot $1200-1500
206   Château Margaux - Vintage 1989                                                      _____________________________
      Margaux
      6 bottles                                  per lot $900-1200




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       SEALED AND BANDED (BEFORE                                                 215   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1998
                                                                                       Pomerol
  INSPECTION) ORIGINAL WOOD CASES OF                                                   owc
  1893 LATOUR AND MOUTON, 1893 YQUEM,                                                  “Christian Moueix feels the 1998 is even better than his 1989
AND TWO GERMAN RARITIES. THESE WINES                                                   or 1990, and he ultimately may be proven right. However,it
                                                                                       will be a decade or more before it can be known which of these
WERE UNTOUCHED FOR MANY YEARS AND                                                      profound efforts might turn out to be the most compelling. The
  THE ORIGINAL PROPERTY OF A FAMOUS                                                    1998 Pétrus is unquestionably a fabulous effort boasting a
   HOTEL. WINES WERE PART OF A LARGE                                                   dense plum/purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of
                                                                                       black fruits intermixed with caramel, mocha, and vanilla.
 ESTATE AND ACQUIRED BY A DISCERNING                                                   Excpetionally pure, super-concentrated, and extremely full-
      COLLECTOR, WHO THREW A FEW                                                       bodied, with admirable underlying acidity as well as sweet
     GOODIES OF HIS OWN IN AS WELL.                                                    tannin, it reveals a superb mid-palate in addition to the
                                                                                       luxurious richness for which this great property is
        TRUE COLLECTOR’S ITEMS!                                                        known.”(100pts)
                                                                                       6 bottles                               per lot $5500-7500
 211   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1982
       owc
       “The 1982 Lafite possesses a dark, dense ruby/purple color                216   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1893
       with only a subtle lightening at the rim. Spectacular aromatics                 vhs, nl, sdc, beautiful dark mahogany-amber color
       offer jammy cherry and black fruits intertwined with lead                       1 bottle                               per lot $1000-1500
       pencil, mineral, and smoky wood scents. Powerful for a Lafite,
       this wine unfolds to reveal extraordinary richness, purity, and
                                                                                 217   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1893
       overall symmetry in addition to stunning flavor depth and
                                                                                       vhs, lstl, sdc, ssos, beautiful dark mahogany-amber color
       persistence. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. Plenty of
       tannin remains, and the wine displays a vibrancy and                            1 bottle                                  per lot $1000-1500
       youthfulness that belie its 18 years of age. The modern day
       equivalent of Lafite-Rothschild's immortal 1959, the 1982 will            218   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1893
       enjoy another 30-70 years of life! An amazing                                   ts, nl, sdc, beautiful dark mahogany-amber color
       achievement!”(100pts)                                                           1 bottle                                per lot $1000-1500
       12 bottles                               per lot $4200-5500
                                                                                 219   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1893
                                                                                       ls, stl, beautiful dark mahogany-amber color
 212   Château Latour - Vintage 1893                                                   1 bottle                                 per lot $700-1000
       Pauillac
       1vhs, 4mtls, 4ls, 3below low shoulder, in original tissue before          220   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1893
       inspection, labels in excellent condition, C.S. Boshamer                        vhs, stl, nl, beautiful dark mahogany-amber color
       Leon & Co. Négoçiant bottling, prev. unopened case, owc                         1 bottle                                per lot $1000-1500
       12 bottles                               per lot $7000-10000
                                                                                 221   Reisling - Vintage 1893
                                                                                       Berncasteler Doctor, Gebr. Feiste & Sohne
 213   Château Margaux - Vintage 1990                                                  2(2.5"bc), 5stl, 1nl, 2sdc, 4ssos, beautiful gold color
       Margaux
                                                                                       8 bottles                                  per lot $2000-3000
       “For me, the 1990 Margaux continues to be the quintessential
       example of this Château. In addition to being profoundly
       concentrated, its ethereal bouquet of sweet black fruits, cedar,          222   Riesliner Auslese - Vintage 1908
       spices, flowers, smoke, and vanilla is remarkably well-formed                   Berncasteler Doctor, PJ. Valkenberg
       and intense.”(100pts)                                                           2(2.5"), 1(3.25"bc), 1tl, 1stl, 1sos, beautiful amber-gold color
       2 magnums                               per lot $1600-2200                      3 bottles                                    per lot $750-1000

                                                                                 223   Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1978
 214   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1893                                        Special Selection
       6ts, 3lbsl, 2ltl, 3nl, 5sdc, 3ssos, original US International Duty              outstanding condition, signed by Chuck Wagner
       Stamp still on bottles, outstanding color and condition                         “Few wineries in the world can boast such an enviable record
       6 bottles                                    per lot $6000-8000                 of consistent excellence as that of Caymus.”(98pts)
                                                                                       1 Impérial                              per lot $3500-5000
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SINGLE BOTTLE TREASURES COURTESY OF                                          228   Château Le Pin - Vintage 1995
                                                                                   Pomerol
      ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT                                                  lstl, owc
     COLLECTIONS IN THE COUNTRY,                                                   “A dense ruby-colored Le Pin, the 1995 offers up aromas of
 INCLUDING A JÉROBOAM (!) OF 1945 HAUT                                             lead pencil, roasted nuts, smoke, spice, fruitcake, and black
                                                                                   cherries intermixed with white chocolate. Luscious and full-
    BRION. ALL WINES METICULOUSLY                                                  bodied, with low acidity, but plenty of grip and tannin in the
       ACQUIRED OVER DECADES OF                                                    finish, this wine, with its abundant cola, kirsch, and black
        COLLECTING AND IDEALLY                                                     raspberry flavors, is revealing far more structure since bottling
                                                                                   than it did in cask.”(93pts)
     STORED IN A TEMPERATURE AND                                                   1 double magnum                          per lot $3000-4000
    HUMIDITY-CONTROLLED CELLAR.
 224   Château Beychevelle - Vintage 1928                                    229   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1982
       St. Julien                                                                  Pauillac
       bsl, sdc, outstanding color and condition                                   “The thick, unctuously-textured, jammy fruit and enormous
                                                                                   flavor concentration that are the hallmarks of the vintage are
       1 bottle                                  per lot $700-900                  present, but the wine is extremely unevolved, and behaves like
                                                                                   a young barrel sample. This massive, powerful example of
                                                                                   Mouton exhibits huge tannin and immense body. Significantly
                                                                                   richer than the 1970 or 1961, it is not far fetched to suggest
 225   Château Cos d'Estournel - Vintage 1928
                                                                                   that it is comparable to either the 1959 or 1945!”(100pts)
       St. Estèphe
                                                                                   1 Impérial                                per lot $4500-6500
       outstanding color and condition, Nicolas Cellars
       “This has always been considered one of the great 1928s and
       when I first tasted it a number of years ago it was nearly            230   Echézeaux
       perfect. This particular bottle displayed the tough tannin that is          - Vintage 1982 H. Jayer                            (1)
       a characteristic of the vintage. No doubt the high tannin and               - Vintage 1983 H. Jayer nl, sos                    (1)
       rich concentration are the reasons why so many 1928s are in                 - Vintage 1988 G. & H. Jayer lgsl                  (1)
       superb condition at 65 years of age.”(92pts)                                   Above 3 bottles                       per lot $1000-1300
       1 bottle                                   per lot $850-1100
                                                                             231   Hospice de Beaune, Mazis Chambertin - Vintage 1985
                                                                                   Madeleine Collignon, Leroy
                                                                                   lscl
 226   Château Haut Brion - Vintage 1945                                           “…there is a staggering concentration, medium to full
       Graves                                                                      body, a noticeable overlay of tannin, but admirable
       reconditioned at the Château in 1995, outstanding color and                 sweetness to its fruit. The astonishing length makes for a
       condition                                                                   remarkable mouthful of wine. Owners of this beauty
       “The 1945 Haut-Brion is profound. It demonstrates the essence               should exercise another 4-6 years of patience; it will
       of Haut-Brion's style. The color remains a healthy, opaque                  keep for 20-30 years.”(100pts)
       garnet with only slight amber at the edge. A huge, penetrating              1 bottle                                  per lot $1000-1500
       bouquet of sweet black fruits, smoked nuts, tobacco, and tar
       soars from the glass. The wine possesses extraordinary density
       and extraction of fruit, massive, full-bodied, unctuously-
       textured flavors that reveal little tannin, and copious quantities    232   Mazis Chambertin - Vintage 1955
       of glycerin and alcohol. It is a fabulously rich, monumental                Leroy
       example of a fully mature Haut-Brion that exhibits no signs of              outstanding color and condition
       decline. Awesome!”(100pts)                                                  1 bottle                                 per lot $1000-1500
       1 Jéroboam                             per lot $25,000-35,000


                                                                             233   Musigny - Vintage 1991
 227   Château Latour - Vintage 1961                                               Leroy
       Pauillac                                                                    “Leroy's 1991 Musigny is a definitive wine reference. I
       sdc, pristine, reconditioned in 1988                                        cannot imagine who could make a greater wine from this
       “There is great density and concentration to the wine. The                  vineyard than Leroy. It is the most closed, backward, and
       bouquet was less evolved, but the presence of copious                       tannic of all the domaine's 1991s, but unlike other wines
       quantities of rich black fruits, damp earth, leather, and spicy             of this vintage, there is no problem with the depth of fruit
       wood did not go unnoticed. This full-bodied, monumental wine                being insufficient to match the ferocity of its tannin. An
       tastes like syrup of Cabernet. The port-like, unctuous, chewy               enormously concentrated, provocatively elegant wine, it
       finish is to die for. If you are fortunate enough to have                   reluctantly offers up a black-cherry and floral-scented
       magnums stashed away, no matter what your age, this wine                    bouquet.        Enormously rich, with a layered
       will undoubtedly outlive you.”(100pts)                                      texture…”(96pts)
       1 bottle                                per lot $1000-1500                  1 bottle                                  per lot $800-1100



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234   Nuits St. Georges - Vintage 1980                                    246   Dominico de Pingus - Vintage 1995
      Les Meurgers, H. Jayer                                                    lscl, cc, owc
      wisl                                                                      The vintage where most of the wine sits on the bottom of the
      1 magnum                                  per lot $600-800                Atlantic Ocean (as if production wasn’t scarce enough!)
                                                                                “The 1995 Dominico de Pingus exhibits an opaque purple
235   Richebourg - Vintage 1947                                                 color, an extraordinary sweet nose of black fruits, truffles, and
      Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                               nicely-integrated, subtle pain grille. The wine is massive, huge,
      bsl, lwasl, excellent color and condition                                 and full-bodied, with layers of concentrated, pure fruit, loads of
                                                                                glycerin, and beautifully sweet tannin. Although one would
      1 bottle                                  per lot $700-1000
                                                                                think it would taste Bordeaux-like, it has its own individual
236   Richebourg - Vintage 1990                                                 style that falls somewhere between St.-Émilion's Valandraud,
      Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                               Pesquera's Janus, and Vega Sicilia's Unico! The 1995 will age
      “…exceptionally fragrant, with aromas of sweet jammy                      effortlessly for 25-30+ years.”(98pts)
      raspberries, plums, oriental spices, and new oak, all of which            1 magnum                                  per lot $1500-2000
      soar from the glass. It is crammed with fruit, with a fat,
      opulent texture reminiscent of the 1985.”(94pts)                    247   Vega Sicilia Unico - Vintage 1953
                                                                                vhs, lbsl, lscl, outstanding color and condition
      1 magnum                                per lot $1000-1500
                                                                                1 bottle                                     per lot $750-950
237   Vosne Romanée - Vintage 1980
      Cros Parantoux, H. Jayer                                            248   Vega Sicilia Unico - Vintage 1962
      wisl                                                                      bn, outstanding color and condition
      1 magnum                                per lot $2000-3000                “A huge, fragrant bouquet combining jammy red and black
                                                                                fruits, herbs, vanillin, smoke, and cedar is followed by a full-
                                                                                bodied wine with sweet, generous flavors, light tannin, and a
238   Vosne Romanée - Vintage 1980                                              finish that lasts for 30-40 seconds. This knock-out Unico is fully
      Les Beaumonts, H. Jayer                                                   mature, yet remains fresh, vibrant, and lively.”(95pts)
      wisl, spc                                                                 1 bottle                                    per lot $380-480
      1 magnum                                per lot $1300-1700
                                                                          249   Vega Sicilia Unico - Vintage 1968
239   Bâtard Montrachet - Vintage 1971                                          outstanding color and condition
      Ramonet                                                                   “Extremely full-bodied, massively rich, and unctuous, with
      1 bottle                                  per lot $600-800                layers of jammy fruit, adequate acidity, and moderate tannin,
                                                                                this huge wine's well-focused, structural component keeps
240   Corton Charlemagne - Vintage 1994                                         everything in balance. There is a freshness, youthfulness, and
      Coche Dury                                                                extraordinary degree of promise in this amazingly young,
      “Only four of the Montrachets possessed the depth and                     fabulously concentrated Unico Riserva. It should take its place
      richness or the group's top three wines.”(96+pts)                         in wine history beside the greatest clarets of the decade of the
      2 bottles                                per lot $1000-1400               sixties. Look for the 1968 Unico to age effortlessly for another
                                                                                30+ years. An amazing wine!”(98pts)
                                                                                1 bottle                                   per lot $550-750
241   Meursault - Vintage 1989
      Coche Dury
      1 bottle                                  per lot $200-300          250   Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996
                                                                                Lake
                                                                                owc
242   Meursault - Vintage 1945
                                                                                1 bottle                            per lot $300-400
      Perrières, Leroy
      gsl, nl, sdc, deep gold color
      1 bottle                                  per lot $600-800          251   Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1999
                                                                                Lake
                                                                                owc
243   Montrachet - Vintage 1970
                                                                                1 bottle                            per lot $600-800
      Domaine de la Romanée Conti
      hbsl, htal, wasl
      1 bottle                                per lot $1200-1500
                                                                          252   Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996
244   Montrachet - Vintage 1988                                                 Red Rock Terrace, Microclimate 3
      Ramonet                                                                   owc
      1lwrl                                                                     1 bottle                            per lot $200-300
      2 bottles                               per lot $1300-1700

245   Pol Roger Vintage Champagne - Vintage 1990                          253   Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1999
      Cuvée Winston Churchill                                                   Volcanic Hill, Microclimate 2
      3lscl, 1scl, 1lwrl, 2 ocb’s                                               owc
      12 bottles                        per lot $1200-1500                      1 bottle                            per lot $300-400

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       htms, wasl, tal, excellent color                                            Graves
       1 bottle                            per lot $800-1000                       hs, lbsl, lwasl, excellent color and condition
                                                                                   “At its best, it is the most concentrated, port-like wine I have
 255   Penfold's Grange - Vintage 1963                                             ever tasted from Haut-Brion. Its huge, meaty, tar, caramel, and
       reconditioned in 1992, excellent color and condition                        jammy black fruit character is unctuously-textured. The wine
       “The first vintage since 1952 to be made from 100% Shiraz,                  oozes out of the glass and over the palate. In some tastings it
       this wine exhibited a fabulously complex nose of smoked meats,              has been over-ripe, yet healthy and intact, but nearly bizarre
       Asian spices, sweet, earthy scents, underbrush, licorice,                   because of its exaggerated style. There is a timeless aspect to
       charcoal, black currant, and plum. The wine is very full-                   it.”(97pts)
       bodied, very sweet, creamy-textured with opulence, a load of                1 bottle                                    per lot $800-1100
       glycerin, and a seamlessness. Even some blackberry fruit is still
       present in this fabulously rich, fully mature, yet vigorous           262   Château Haut Brion – Vintage 1961
       wine.”(94pts)                                                               Graves
       1 bottle                                   per lot $400-500                 nl, ltl, lwasl, lbsl, excellent color and condition
                                                                                   “The 1961 Haut-Brion was pure perfection, with gloriously
                                                                                   intense aromas of tobacco, cedar, minerals, and sweet red and
 256   Penfold's Grange - Vintage 1969                                             black fruits complemented by smoky wood. This has always
       hs, excellent color and condition                                           been a prodigious effort (it was the debut vintage for Jean
       1 bottle                                    per lot $200-260                Delmas).”(100pts)
                                                                                   1 bottle                                     per lot $800-1100
 257   Penfold's Grange - Vintage 1971
       2ts, 1lscl, 2bsl, 1sdc, excellent color and condition
       “…the first great Grange Hermitage since the debut vintage of         263   Château Haut Brion – Vintage 1952
       1955. The color is a mature garnet with considerable                        Graves
       amber/orange at the edge. The magnificent aromatic profile                  ts, scl, nl, fl, bsl, excellent color and condition
       includes scents of cedar, caramel, coffee, toffee, chocolate, and           1 magnum                                      per lot $700-1000
       gobs of jammy black-cherry and currant fruit. It could easily
       be mistaken for an old, magnificent Pomerol given its
       voluptuous texture, glorious richness, unctuosity, and                264   Château Margaux – Vintage 1945
       phenomenal concentration, fat, and length.”(96pts)                          Margaux
       2 bottles                                  per lot $1000-1400               ts, bsl, outstanding color and condition
                                                                                   1 bottle                                 per lot $700-1000

 258   Penfold's Grange
       - Vintage 1973 2vhs, 2sdc, ex.color and cond. (2)
                                                                             265   Château Mouton Rothschild – Vintage 1945
       - Vintage 1974 sdc                              (2)
                                                                                   Pauillac
       - Vintage 1975                                  (2)                         ts, lbsl, lscl, outstanding color and condition
       - Vintage 1978 1bn                              (2)                         “A consistent 100-point wine (only because my point scale
          Above 8 bottles                     per lot $1600-2000                   stops at that number), the 1945 Mouton-Rothschild is truly one
                  _____________________________                                    of the immortal wines of the century.”(100pts)
                                                                                   1 bottle                                  per lot $3500-4500
WINES OF A CELESTIAL NATURE COURTESY
 OF A SIGNIFICANT AND CONNECTED EAST                                         266   NO LOT
COAST COLLECTOR. ALL WINES REMOVED
     FROM IDEAL TEMPERATURE AND                                              267   Château Pétrus – Vintage 1975
                                                                                   Pomerol
    HUMIDITY-CONTROLLED STORAGE.                                                   ts, nl, sdc
                                                                                   “This behemoth Pétrus (the last made in this style) is at least a
 259   Château Ducru Beaucaillou - Vintage 1945
                                                                                   decade away from full maturity. It is potentially a 50 year wine,
       St. Julien
                                                                                   with exquisite concentration and intensity.”(98pts)
       bsl, nl, outstanding color and condition
                                                                                   1 bottle                                   per lot $700-900
       1 bottle                                 per lot $500-700


                                                                             268   Château Talbot – Vintage 1949
 260   Château Gruaud Larose - Vintage 1916
                                                                                   St. Julien
       St. Julien
       ts, hwasl, lbsl, excellent color, re-released by the Château                ts, lbsl, excellent color and condition
       1 bottle                                      per lot $300-400              1 bottle                                     per lot $350-450




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269   Bonnes Mares – Vintage 1996                                         278   Musigny – Vintage 1949
      D’Auvenay (Leroy)                                                         C. Giroud
      nl, wasl, lbsl                                                            Pristine, recently re-released by the domaine, outstanding
      “This dark colored wine has a violet and cookie dough-laced               color
      nose that gives way t o a velvety-textured, massively                     1 bottle                                 per lot $1100-1400
      concentrated, masculine, broad-shouldered and powerful
      character. This full-bodied, thick, highly-structured, intense,     279   Richebourg - Vintage 1993
      and extraordinarily proportioned wine is crammed with                     Domaine de la Romanée Conti
      candied blackberries, cassis liqueur, beef blood, and loads of            1sdc
      supple tannins.”(95pts)                                                   2 bottles                                 per lot $600-800
      1 bottle                                  per lot $400-500
                                                                          280   Romanée St. Vivant – Vintage 1972
270   Bonnes Mares – Vintage 1993                                               Domaine de la Romanée Conti
      Comte de Vogüé                                                            lscl, lbsl, crc, owc, good color
      2lgsl                                                                     1 Methusalem                      per lot $2000-3000
      2 bottles                                 per lot $400-500
                                                                          281   Grands Echézeaux – Vintage 1976
271   Chambertin – Vintage 1995                                                 Domaine de la Romanée Conti, 2wasl               (2)
      Leroy                                                                     Echézeaux – Vintage 1976
      lbsl                                                                      Domaine de la Romanée Conti, wasl                (1)
      “The Chambertin displays deep aromas of black fruits, stones              Richebourg – Vintage 1976
      and Asian spices. In the mouth this thick, full-bodied, robust            Domaine de la Romanée Conti, wasl, nl             (1)
      wine bursts with layers of toasty, jammy cassis, earth tones and            Above 4 bottles                         per lot $650-850
      a n attractive wild game component. Powerful but tight and
      tannic, this huge wine will repay extended cellaring…”
      (95-98pts)                                                          282   Echézeaux – Vintage 1993
      1 bottle                                   per lot $500-700               Domaine de la Romanée Conti                      (1)
                                                                                Romanée St. Vivant – Vintage 1993
                                                                                Domaine de la Romanée Conti, 1lstl                (2)
272   Charmes Chambertin - Vintage 1991                                           Above 3 bottles                         per lot $600-800
      Cuvée de Très Vieilles Vignes, J. Roty
      ocb
      12 bottles                             per lot $2200-2800           283   Echézeaux – Vintage 1983
                                                                                Domaine de la Romanée Conti                      (3)
                                                                                Grands Echézeaux – Vintage 1983
273   Echézeaux - Vintage 1969                                                  Domaine de la Romanée Conti                       (2)
      Leroy                                                                       Above 5 bottles                         per lot $550-700
      sdc, excellent color and condition
      1 bottle                                  per lot $150-200
                                                                          284   Richebourg – Vintage 1983
                                                                                Domaine de la Romanée Conti                      (1)
274   Grands Echézeaux - Vintage 1959                                           Romanée St. Vivant – Vintage 1983
      Domaine Gros (Colette)                                                    Domaine de la Romanée Conti                       (3)
      Pristing, recently re-released by domaine, outstanding color                Above 4 bottles                         per lot $600-800
      1 bottle                                per lot $1100-1500
                                                                          285   Vosne Romanée – Vintage 1991
                                                                                Cros Parantoux, Meo Camuzet
275   La Tâche – Vintage 1983                                                   ocb
      Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                               “…must purchase in 1991 if you are a burgundy
      “…sensational wine…”(92pts)                                               fanatic.”(91pts)
      2 bottles                                 per lot $600-800                12 bottles                            per lot $3000-4000

                                                                          286   Bâtard Montrachet – Vintage 1989
                                                                                Ramonet
276   La Tâche - Vintage 1986                                                   lbsl
      Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                               “The 1989 Bâtard-Montrachet offers up an interesting nose of
      lwrl                                                                      vanillin, mint, butter, peach, and apricot fruit. In the mouth,
      “…quite a big, bold, dramatic red Burgundy…”(93pts)                       there is awesome concentration.”(93pts)
      1 magnum                                per lot $700-900                  1 bottle                                  per lot $400-500

                                                                          287   Bienvenue Bâtard Montrachet – Vintage 1986
277   La Tâche – Vintage 1993                                                   Ramonet
      Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                               2lbsl, 1lwrl
      1nl                                                                       2 bottles                            per lot $500-700
      2 bottles                                 per lot $700-900

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288   Meursault – Vintage 1990                                               297   Penfold’s Grange – Vintage 1976
      Les Chevaliers, Coche-Dury                                                   bn, lwasl, nl
      nl, lbsl, spc                                                                “Consistently one of the most awesome wines ever made at
      1 bottle                                    per lot $350-450                 Grange, this blend of 89% Shiraz and 11% Cabernet
                                                                                   Sauvignon (13.9% alcohol) was the first Australian wine to
289   Montrachet – Vintage 1993                                                    cost $20 upon release. I have had this wine six separate times,
      Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                                  every time rating it between 96 and 100.”(100pts)
      lbsl, 2lscl                                                                  1 bottle                                  per lot $400-500
      2 bottles                                 per lot $1300-1700
                                                                             298   Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port – Vintage 1927
290   Montrachet – Vintage 1986                                                    bn, crc
      Marquis de Laguiche, J. Drouhin                                              1 bottle                               per lot $600-800
      hbsl, scl                                                                              _____________________________

      1 magnum                                    per lot $600-800
                                                                             1982 PÉTRUS FROM AN ORIGINAL CASE
291   Montrachet – Vintage 1969                                               OF A NEW ENGLAND LADY AND HER
      Leroy                                                                       TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED
      1lbsl, 2sdc
      2 bottles                                 per lot $1500-2000
                                                                                     STORAGE IN HER INN.
                                                                             299   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1982
                                                                                   Pomerol
292   Montrachet – Vintage 1987                                                    1bn, 3sdc
      Ramonet                                                                      “…let's not forget the medical benefit of flushing the fat out of
      1lscl, 1lwasl, 1lbsl                                                         one's arteries with such remarkable juice! The 1982 Pétrus (I
      2 bottles                                  per lot $900-1200                 thought it to be a perfect wine), is still a colossal Pétrus,
                                                                                   exhibiting a backward, sweet, expansive nose of ripe fruit,
                                                                                   Provençal herbs, chocolate, and spice. Full-bodied, tannic,
                                                                                   and super-concentrated…”(97pts)
293   Côte Rôtie – Vintage 1961                                                    3 bottles                               per lot $4500-6000
      Les Jumelles, P. Jaboulet
      2hbsl, 2wrl, 2tl, 1sdc                                                 300   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1982
      2 bottles                                  per lot $800-1000                 Pomerol
                                                                                   3sdc
                                                                                   3 bottles                                 per lot $4500-6000
294   Riesling – Vintage 1989
      Clos St. Hune, Vendages Tardives, Trimbach                             301   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1982
      ocb                                                                          Pomerol
      12 bottles                            per lot $1400-1800                     3sdc
                                                                                   3 bottles                                 per lot $4500-6000

295   L’Ermita
      A. Palacios                                                            302   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1982
      2owc’s                                                                       Pomerol
      “The color is an opaque purple, and the wine displays more                   2sdc
      pain grille, grilled jus de viande, blackberry, and floral notes in
      its aromatics, which seem slightly more evolved than the                     2 bottles                                 per lot $3000-4000
      1994's. In the mouth, the 1995 is deep, powerful, and rich, with                       _____________________________

      low acidity, better sweetness and integration of tannin (only
      when compared to the massive 1994), layers of extract and              CASES OF 1993 & 1994 BRYANT FAMILY
      flavor, and a 40-second finish. It          is a       remarkable      AND A 3-PACK OF EAGLE COURTESY OF
      wine…”(94pts)
      2 magnums                                    per lot $700-900
                                                                              AN EAST COAST GENTLEMAN AND HIS
                                                                             TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED CELLAR.
                                                                             303   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1993
296   Vega Sicilia Unico – Vintage 1970                                            “…a huge, fragrant, penetrating bouquet of minerals, licorice,
      owc                                                                          toast, and remarkable layers of black fruits. Although
      “The 1970 falls just a notch below the 1968 in terms of pure                 extremely full-bodied, the wine's hugeness and massive
      extraction. It surpasses the 1968 in its exceptional perfume and             concentration come across as beautifully poised, balanced, and
      seductive, gorgeously-textured, voluptuous, and sexy                         delineated.”(97pts)
      style.”(96pts)                                                               12 bottles                             per lot $3800-4800
      1 magnum                                   per lot $900-1200


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304   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994                      309   Château L'Évangile - Vintage 1998
      “A potentially perfect wine, the 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon                   Pomerol
      boasts a fabulous nose of cassis, cream, blueberries, violets,             owc
      minerals, and spice. It smells like a hypothetical blend of a              “Captivating aromas of wild raspberry, cherry, mineral and
      great vintage of L'Évangile,Clinet, and Mouton-Rothschild. The             grilled meat mark this full-bodied wine, alog with huge silky
      opaque purple/black color is followed by a full-bodied wine                tannins and an extra long caressing finish. Envelops the palate
      stacked and packed with fruit, glycerin, and extract. No                   like a perfectly tailored silk shirt. Incredible class, with
      component part is out of place in this formidably endowed,                 everything in wonderful proportion.The greatest L’Évangile
      remarkably well-balanced wine. The purity, richness, sweetness             ever made.”(98pts, WS)
      and depth of fruit suggest that the wine's potential is                    12 bottles                              per lot $2400-3000
      limitless.”(98pts)
      12 bottles                              per lot $5000-7000

305   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997                    310   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1995
      owc                                                                        Pauillac
      “It doesn't get any better than 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon, a                 owc
      perfect wine. Representing the essence of cassis liqueur                   “In the mouth, the wine is ‘great stuff,’ with superb density, a
      intermixed with blackberries, minerals, licorice, and toast, this          full-bodied personality, rich mid-palate, and a layered,
      full-bodied, multi-dimensional classic is fabulous, with                   profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding
      extraordinary purity, symmetry, and a finish that lasts for                purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is
      nearly a minute.”(100pts)                                                  lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than the brawnier, bigger
      3 bottles                               per lot $3000-4000                 1996.”(95+pts)
                _____________________________                                    6 magnums                                per lot $2200-2800

  ORIGINAL CASES OF 1999 BRYANT
   FAMILY AND 2000 DUCK MUCK                                               311   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1995
 COURTESY OF AN INDUSTRY INSIDER.                                                Pomerol
                                                                                 “Forget all the nonsense about Merlot producing sweet, soft,
306   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1999                            ready to drink wines, because low yielding, old Merlot vines
      ocb                                                                        made in the way of Pétrus and other top Pomerols frequently
      “The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill (800 cases)                    possess as much aging potential as any great Cabernet
      boasts an opaque black/purple color that resembles vintage                 Sauvignon-based wine in the world. Look for the 1995 Pétrus
      Port. It reveals tremendously intense blackberry and cassis                to last for 50+ years.”(96pts)
      fruit intermixed with smoke, minerals, and floral (acacia?)                3 bottles                             per lot $1500-2000
      scents. The wine possesses awesome intensity, a voluptuous
      texture, fabulous purity, and sweet tannin. The multi-
      dimensions apparent in both the aromatics and flavors are            312   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1988
      extraordinary. This majestic Cabernet will have 30-40 years of             Sauternes
      longevity.”(96-100pts)                                                     “The 1988 is a more backward-styled Yquem than the 1989,
      12 bottles                             per lot $6000-8000                  built along the lines of the extraordinary 1975. With a
                                                                                 honeyed, smoky, orange/coconut/pineapple-scentednose, this
307   Wild Duck Creek Shiraz - Vintage 2000                                      powerful wine       possesses   full   body,     layers of
      Duck Muck                                                                  highly concentrated, extracted flavors, considerable
      ocb                                                                        botrytis…”
      12 bottles                         per lot $3500-4500                      6 half-bottles                         per lot $700-900
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    A STELLAR ASSORTMENT OF
                                                                           313   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1989
 OUTSTANDING WINES COURTESY OF                                                   Sauternes
  A MIDWESTERN MOGUL AND HIS                                                     “The wine is extremely alcoholic and rich, with a huge noseof
TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED CELLAR.                                                   smoky, honey-covered coconuts and overripe pineapples and
                                                                                 apricots. As with most young vintages of Yquem, the wine's
308   Château Haut Brion - Vintage 1982                                          structure is barely noticeable. These wines are so highly
      Graves                                                                     extracted and rich yet approachable young, it is difficult to
      owc                                                                        believe they will last for 50 or more years. The 1989 is the
      “…rich, full-bodied wine with well-integrated, sweet tannin,               richest Yquem made in the eighties, and it has an edge in
      true class and character, and a sweet, expansive, long finish.             complexity over the powerhouse 1983.”(97pts)
      The wine has been slow to throw off its cloak of tannin and                6 half-bottles                           per lot $700-900
      reveal its true Haut-Brion-like personality.”(94pts)
      12 bottles                               per lot $2800-3800




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314   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1990                                        320   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1998
      Sauternes                                                                   Château Rayas
      “An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and                        “There is no doubting the extraordinary depth and layers of
      fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of             flavor this wine contains. The color is medium to deep ruby,and
      elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is                       the bouquet offers aromas of ripe strawberry and cherry candy,
      accompanied by an exceptionally sweet nose of honeyed                       with kirsch liqueur thrown in for additional interest. On the
      tropical fruits, peaches, coconut, and apricots. High quality,              palate, the wine is full-bodied and fat, with high levels of sweet
      subtle toasty oak is well-integrated.”(99pts)                               fruit, a velvety texture, multiple dimensions, and an explosive
      12 half-bottles                          per lot $1400-1800                 finish. It is an undeniably sexy, compelling Rayas that is
                                                                                  already performing exceptionally well, despite having been
315   Bâtard Montrachet - Vintage 1985                                            bottled only a few months ago.”(94pts)
      Ramonet                                                                     5 bottles                                   per lot $700-900
      “This is a huge wine, still immature. No undue age to the
      color. Voluminously rich nose, very good grip…a brilliant
      example…anticipated maturity 1999-2020.”(Clive Coates)
      3 bottles                             per lot $900-1200               321   Barolo - Vintage 1996
                                                                                  Falleto, B. Giacosa
316   Bâtard Montrachet - Vintage 1996                                            owc
      R. Caillot                                                                  “The saturated ruby/purple-colored 1996 Barolo Falletto
      “A pure grand white Burgundy that's fantastic. Rich and full-               exhibits an extraordinary nose of smoke, earth, white truffles,
      bodied, with tropical, ripe pear, lemon and honey notes and                 black fruits, licorice, and floral scents. Extremely massive, with
      toast flavors, this full-bodied, fruit-driven, bright white is              layers of concentration, high tannin, a muscular personality,
      balanced and deeply satisfying.”(99pts, WS)                                 and a 40+ second finish, this classic, young Barolo will require
      6 bottles                                per lot $900-1200                  patience. Why can't I turn my body clock back twenty
                                                                                  years?”(94-96pts)
                                                                                  6 bottles                                     per lot $600-800

317   Chablis - Vintage 1995
      Valmur, Verget
      “The Chablis Valmur is the most impressive Chablis I haveever
      tasted. I had no idea Chablis could be this incredible. The nose      322   Barolo - Vintage 1996
      was so compelling in its combination of ripe fruitsand steely               Falleto Villero, B. Giacosa
      flint that I was afraid to taste the wine…I was blown away by               “The 1996 Barolo Villero should be used to teach a course in
      the utterly remarkable flinty, steely, almost petrolly, super-ripe          what great Barolo smells like. It possesses a classic, rose petal,
      fruit it contained, and contained, and contained. After                     melted tar, and cherry liqueur-scented nose that soars from the
      (literally) a minute I still had the flavors in my mouth.                   glass. In the mouth, it exhibits licorice, black cherry fruit,
      Explosions of unreal minerality and super-rich fruits took over.            fruitcake, spice box, and other assorted nuances in its
      I soon realized that I had tears rolling down my                            profoundly complex personality. Full-bodied and marvelously
      cheeks.”(100pts)                                                            concentrated with exquisite harmony, this appears to be a
      6 bottles                                 per lot $1200-1500                fabulously young Barolo that will age effortlessly for three
                                                                                  decades.”(92-95pts)
                                                                                  6 bottles                                  per lot $600-800
318   Corton Charlemagne - Vintage 1995
      Verget
      “With scents of licorice and spices, the Corton
      Charlemagne is an explosive wine. A massive burst of
      spicy vanilla oak, followed by ripe tangy red currants and            323   L'Ermita - Vintage 1997
       roasted peaches lead to an unbelievably long finish. This                  A. Palacios
      monstrous, full-bodied wine is spectacular, yet is capable                  owc
      of aging splendidly for 12+ years.”(94pts)                                  6 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200
      2 bottles                                   per lot $260-350


                                                                            324   Tinto Pesquera - Vintage 1994
319   Montrachet - Vintage 1998                                                   Cuvée Janus
      M. Colin                                                                    owc
      owc                                                                         “It is a gentle giant, with no hard edges, and profound levels of
      “Its nut-laden aromas give way to an intense, medium to full-               rich, concentrated black fruits nicely meshed with smoky, spicy
      bodied personality. Thickly textured, massively ripe,                       new oak. It is an opulent, accessible yet still unformed wine
      concentrated, and powerful, this roasted almond and mineral-                that should provide fabulous drinking for 12-15 years. Given
      flavored wine has extraordinary elegance and precision. The                 its sweetness and lush personality, no one will be committing
      bottle tasted for this report had been opened and decanted for a            infanticide by drinking this marvelous wine in its
      few hours, yet appeared, fresh, youthful, and vibrant.”(93pts)              youth.”(97pts)
      12 bottles                                per lot $2400-3000                6 bottles                                  per lot $800-1100

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325   Vega Sicilia Unico - Vintage 1970                                      330   Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1995
      “Just how good is it? I do not think those readers who have                  Eisele Vineyard
      the financial means to afford the wine will be disappointed with             “The wine combines extraordinary power and richness with
      what's in the bottle. I have always believed the 1968 (which                 remarkable complexity and finesse. The saturated purple/black
      has just been released in magnum) is the most concentrated                   color is followed by aromas of sweet vanillin intermixed with
      and potentially profound Vega Sicilia yet produced. The 1970                 riveting scents of black currants, minerals, exotic spices,
      falls just a notch below the 1968 in terms of pure extraction. It            coffee, and toast. There is nothing garish about this subtle yet
      surpasses the 1968 in its exceptional perfume and seductive,                 powerful giant of a wine. A Napa Valleyclassic, it is full-bodied
      gorgeously-textured, voluptuous, and sexy style.”(96pts)                     and extremely rich, yet retains its sense of balance and
      4 bottles                                per lot $1200-1600                  symmetry. This fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon should age
                                                                                   effortlessly for 30 or more years. Anticipated maturity: 2001-
                                                                                   2030.”(98pts)
                                                                                   3 bottles                                 per lot $700-900
326   Vega Sicilia Unico - Vintage 1981
      “The 1981 Unico Reserva is more restrained than the 1982 or            331   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994
      1985, with a personality similar to a classic Médoc (i.e., Lafite-           “It smells like a hypothetical blend of a great vintage of
      Rothschild). Lead pencil, tar, smoke, black currant, and weedy               L'Évangile, Clinet, and Mouton-Rothschild. The purity,
      tobacco notes are followed by a medium-bodied wine with                      richness, sweetness and depth of fruit suggest that the wine's
      beautiful fruit, a supple texture, and a long finish. While not as           potential is limitless.”(98pts)
      flamboyant or expansive as either the 1982 or 1985, it is a                  2 bottles                               per lot $800-1000
      classy, complex offering with an intriguing lead pencil/smoky
      note in its aromatics, flavor, and finish. It should drink well for
      10-15 years.”(95pts)                                                   332   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1995
      4 bottles                                     per lot $600-800               “…extraordinarily dense and rich, but neither heavy nor
                                                                                   flabby. With its remarkable purity, delineation, and layers of
                                                                                   rich, concentrated fruit, this appears to be one of the superstars
                                                                                   of the 1995 vintage.”(98pts)
327   Vega Sicilia Unico - Vintage 1985                                            2 bottles                                  per lot $800-1000
      “The 1985 Unico Reserva is already revealing considerable
      complexity and low acid, plump, round, rich flavors. There is
                                                                             333   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996
      no amber to be found in the wine's deep ruby/purple color. The
                                                                                   “The wine from this hillside vineyard near Napa's Pritchard
      nose offers tobacco, smoke, tar, and gobs of sweet black cherry
                                                                                   Hill, has already become mythical (1992 was the debut
      fruit aromas. Full-bodied, with a layered, nuanced character,
                                                                                   vintage). This is a wine of world-class quality, and is certainly
      high glycerin (hence the sweetness in the flavors), and a lush,
                                                                                   as complete and potentiallycomplex as any first-growth
      round, generously-endowed finish, this is a substantial as well
                                                                                   Bordeaux.”(99pts)
      as elegant, savory style of Unico Reserva that can be drunk
                                                                                   2 bottles                                per lot $800-1000
      now and over the next 15+ years.”(93pts)
      1 magnum                                  per lot $350-450
                                                                             334   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997
                                                                                   “Picked at what must have been phenomenally high sugars,this
                                                                                   port-like, mammothly rich wine exhibits a thick,
328   Vega Sicilia Unico - Vintage NV                                              black/blue/purple color as well as extraordinary notes of
      Reserva Especial                                                             jammy blueberries, blackberry liqueur, sweet, smoky oak
      2 bottles                                   per lot $350-450                 (100% new Taransaud barrels were used), licorice, and floral
                                                                                   scents. There are no hard edges, only fascinating, provocative,
                                                                                   and compelling levels of extract, glycerin, and fruit. Will
                                                                                   everybody find this extraordinary? Anticipated maturity: now-
329   Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994                              2040. Make no doubt about it, this is one of the world's most
      Eisele Vineyard                                                              majestic Cabernet Sauvignons..”(100pts)
      “It is a wine that combines the extraordinary power and
                                                                                   4 bottles                              per lot $2000-2800
      richness of this hot area of Napa, with stunning purity and
      delineation. The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard is
      just beginning to emerge from a period of post-bottling                335   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998
      dormancy. Like its siblings, it exhibits an impressively                     “Extremely full-bodied and unctuously-textured, with
      saturated dark purple color. This wine is intent on revealing its            exceptional purity and symmetry, this exotic, powerful yet
      charms at a relatively early age given its knock-out                         gloriously rich wine will be delicious upon release, and will
      aromatics.”(95pts)                                                           age nicely for 15-20 years.”(94pts)
                                                                                   1 bottle                                 per lot $240-350
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336   Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1991                         RELUCTANTLY RELINQUISHED GEMS
      “I have consistently rated the 1991 Harlan Estate in the mid to
      upper nineties, but in this blind tasting with so many high
                                                                                OF A NEW JERSEY COLLECTOR.
      quality wines, it was a big-time winner. Approachable now, this               ALL WINES REMOVED
      wine should be at its best by the turn of the century andlast for             FROM TEMPERATURE-
      2-3 decades.”(98pts)
      2 bottles                                   per lot $650-850
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                                                                             343   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1982
337   Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1995                                     St. Émilion
      Diamond Mountain                                                             “I originally felt that the wine would be fully mature by 1993,
      “The sensational 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond                             but it now appears to require another 4-5 years to hit its
      Mountain (330 cases) boasts an opaque blue/black color,                      plateau of maturity, where it should remain for 20+
      followed by outstanding aromatics of jammy blackberry and                    years.”(100pts)
      currant fruit intertwined with roasted herbs, cold steel,                    1 bottle                                   per lot $550-700
      minerals, and spicy new oak. There is fabulous intensity,
      terrific levels of glycerin and extract, full body, and sweet          344   Château Clinet - Vintage 1989
      tannin in the long, low acid finish. This superb, dazzling                   Pomerol
      Cabernet       Sauvignon     reveals    tremendous     up-side               2nl
      potential…”(93pts)                                                           “…this remains one of the most profound young wines I have
      6 bottles                                   per lot $550-650                 ever tasted. Its sweetness of fruit and layers of flavor, combined
                                                                                   with its remarkable texture are the stuff of legends.”(100pts)
338   Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996                                     2 bottles                                    per lot $500-700
      Diamond Mountain
      “Enormously complex and detailed, with rich, concentrated,             345   Château Gruaud Larose - Vintage 1986
      earthy currant, anise, mineral, sage, plum, cedar and spice.                 St. Julien
      Unfolds gracefully, turning elegant and polished.”(95pts, WS)                “There seems to be no doubt about the quality of the 1986
      6 bottles                                 per lot $550-650                   Gruaud-Larose, which may rival the extraordinary 1982,1961,
                                                                                   1945, and 1928. It has a black/purple color, mammoth
339   Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1995                                     structure, a fabulous wealth of fruit, and a finish that lasts for
      Rutherford                                                                   at least a minute.”(97pts)
      “This is a seductive and delicious California red, ripe and                  1 double magnum                            per lot $380-480
      juicy, fruit-driven, with luscious currant, black cherry, wild
      berry and plummy Cabernet flavors that are sharply focused             346   Château Haut Brion - Vintage 1989
      and long, complex and concentrated on the finish.”(97pts, WS,                Graves
      #1 Cabernet of the vintage)                                                  “Fabulously concentrated, with huge levels of fruit, extract,
      6 bottles                                 per lot $700-900                   and glycerin, this wine is nearly viscous because of its
                                                                                   thickness and richness.”(100pts)
340   Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996                                     2 bottles                              per lot $750-950
      Rutherford
      “Smooth, ripe, rich and polished, with a wonderful array of            347   Château La Mission Haut Brion - Vintage 1989
      juicy cherry, currant, plum, anise, herb, mineral and spice                  Graves
      flavors, all wonderfully orchestrated. Finishes with supple                  owc
      tannins and pretty oak shadings.”(95pts, WS)                                 “The 1989 La Mission-Haut-Brion is irrefutably the finest wine
      6 bottles                                 per lot $550-650                   made at this Château since the perfect 1975. It is a thick,
                                                                                   muscular, sensationally concentrated wine that is even bigger
                                                                                   than its nearby sibling, Haut-Brion. Once past the roasted
341   Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997                                     cassis and smoky nose, the wine is superbly extracted with
      Rutherford
                                                                                   plum and tar-like flavors framed with generous quantities of
      “It offers a distinctive kirsch, black cherry liqueur, and loamy
                                                                                   new oak (100% was used). While there will be a tendency to
      soil-scented character to its full-bodied richness. It is expansive
                                                                                   compare the 1989 to the voluptuous, unctuous 1982, the 1989
      and charming. Full-bodied, with admirable depth and purity,
                                                                                   is more concentrated and has greater structure and
      this wine can be drunk now as well as over the next 20
                                                                                   length.”(99pts)
      years.”(94pts)                                                               12 bottles                            per lot $3000-4000
      6 bottles                                    per lot $600-800

342   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996
      “…lots of structure, an opaque purple color, and the hallmark          348   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1986
      blackberry and cassis liqueur-like notes. Silky-textured,                    Pauillac
      fabulously-concentrated, and gorgeously-balanced, it has every               “Powerful, dense, rich, and tannic, as well as medium to full-
      component part - acidity, alcohol, tannin, and extract -                     bodied, with awesome extraction of fruit, this Lafite has
      flawlessly presented.”(98 pts)                                               immense potential.”(100pts)
      1 bottle                                per lot $850-1100                    2 bottles                                per lot $450-600
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349   Château Le Pin - Vintage 1982                                         354   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1995
      Pomerol                                                                     Pauillac
      wasl, bsl                                                                   owc
      “Displaying no signs of wear and tear, or advanced maturity,                “In the mouth, the wine is ‘great stuff,’ with superb density, a
      the 1982 Le Pin has been an opulent, flamboyant, thrill-a-                  full-bodied personality, rich mid-palate, and a layered,
      second sipper for over fifteen years. This dense opaque                     profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding
      garnet/purple-colored wine boasts a huge, smoky, jammy,                     purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is
      kirsch, blackberry, and cherry-scented nose, an opulent texture,            lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than thebrawnier, bigger
      low acidity, layers of fruit and glycerin, and a thick, intense,            1996.”(95+pts)
      powerful yet velvety-textured finish. This wine should continue             5 magnums                                per lot $2000-2600
      to drink well for a decade. As it sat in the glass, notes of
      roasted coffee and toasty oak also emerged. This is Bordeaux          355   Château Pichon Lalande - Vintage 1982
      at its most ostentatious and exotic.”(100pts)                               Pauillac
      1 bottle                                 per lot $2000-2600                 sdc
                                                                                  “It has never gone through any kind of dormant stage, and it
                                                                                  continues to be the odds on favorite to emerge first in any blind
350   Château Lynch Bages - Vintage 1989                                          tasting of the top 1982s.”(100pts)
      Pauillac                                                                    1 bottle                                   per lot $260-350
      “The opaque purple-colored 1989 is less evolved and showy.
                                                                            356   Château Troplong Mondot - Vintage 1994
      However, it looks to be a phenomenal example of Lynch Bages,                St. Émilion
      perhaps the finest vintage in the last 30 years. Oozing with                owc
      extract, this backward, muscular, dense wine possesses great                “Opaque ruby/purple-colored, with a tight but promising nose
      purity, huge body, and a bulldozer-like power that charges
                                                                                  of toasty new oak, black fruits, licorice, and spice, the 1994
      across the palate. It is an enormous wine with unbridled
                                                                                  Troplong-Mondot is built for the long haul. The wine possesses
      quantities of power and richness.”(95pts)                                   high tannin levels, as well as outstanding concentration and
      1 double magnum                           per lot $500-700
                                                                                  ripeness. It is largely closed except for some explosive
                                                                                  sweetness and ripeness that appear at the back of the
                                                                                  palate.”(90pts)
351   Château Margaux                                                             12 bottles                                 per lot $350-450
      Margaux
      - Vintage 1983                                    (1)
      - Vintage 1990                                    (1)                 357   Corton Charlemagne - Vintage 1986
         Above 2 bottles                          per lot $600-800                L. Latour
                                                                                  lbsl
                                                                                  1 magnum                                   per lot $300-400
352   Château Montrose - Vintage 1990
      St. Estèphe
      owc
      “The wine is remarkably rich, with a distinctive nose of sweet,       358   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1989
      jammy fruit, liquefied minerals, new saddle leather, and grilled            Château Rayas
      steak. In the mouth, the enormous concentration, extract, high              “…finally beginning to live up to its immense
      glycerin, and sweet tannin slide across the palate with                     potential…shouldoutlive the 1990 by a decade or
      considerable ease. It is a huge, corpulent, awesomely-                      more.”(98+pts)
      endowed wine that is still relatively approachable, as it has               1 bottle                           per lot $300-400
      not yet begun to shut down and lose its baby fat. It thoroughly
      embarrassed the 1989, itself an exceptional wine.”(100pts)
      12 bottles                              per lot $2400-3200
                                                                            359   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1990
                                                                                  Château Rayas
                                                                                  nl
353   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1986                                    “Produced from an extremely late harvest, with awesome sugar
      Pauillac                                                                    readings and ripeness, Reynaud's 1990 Rayas is quintessential
      1ts                                                                         Rayas, as one of the greatest young red winesI have ever
      “An enormously concentrated, massive Mouton- Rothschild,                    tasted. It is exceptionally opulent, thick, and juicy, with an
      comparable in quality, but not style, to the 1982, 1959, and                over-ripe kirsch/cherry intensity that has not yet begun to take
      1945, this impeccably made wine is still in its infancy. I suspect          on secondary aromas or character. Massive, viscous, and
      the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild requires a minimum of 15-20                      exceptionally full-bodied and alcoholic (it must be pushing
      more years of cellaring; it has the potential to last for 50-100            15%),     this   luscious,    unctuously-textured     wine    is
      years!”(100pts)                                                             spectacular…”(99pts)
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360   Vega Sicilia Unico - Vintage 1968                                   367   Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1991
      lbsl                                                                      owc
      “There is a freshness, youthfulness, and extraordinary degree             “…extraordinary intensity, remarkable opulence, and amazing
      of promise in this amazingly young, fabulously concentrated               fruit extraction, all welded to a full-bodied structure. The
      Unico Riserva. It should take its place in winehistory beside             wine's sensational purity and inner-core ofdepth must be tasted
      the greatest clarets of the decade of the sixties. Look for the           to be believed. The 1991 will be approachable young because
      1968 Unico to age effortlessly for another 30+ years. An                  of its sweet tannin, yet it exhibits the potential to last for 25
      amazing wine!”(98pts)                                                     years.”(99pts)
      1 bottle                                  per lot $550-700                3 magnums                                 per lot $900-1200

361   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1995                     368   Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1991
      “…this appears to be one of the superstars of the 1995                    owc
      vintage.”(98pts)                                                          2 magnums                           per lot $600-800
      3 bottles                          per lot $1200-1500
                                                                          369   Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1991
                                                                                owc
362   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997                           1 double magnum                     per lot $650-850
      “Anticipated maturity: now-2040. Make no doubt about it, this
      is one of the world's most majestic Cabernet
      Sauvignons…”(100pts)
      4 bottles                           per lot $2000-2600              370   Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994
                                                                                owc
                                                                                “…a wine of great intensity, massive richness, yet no
                                                                                heaviness or harsh tannin. The blend of 72% Cabernet
363   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998                           Sauvignon/12% Merlot/11% Cabernet Franc/5% Petit Verdot
      “…the 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill exhibits gobs                resulted in a wine with extraordinary aromas of red and black
      of black currant/blueberry fruit interspersed with an                     fruits, magnificent layers of jammy fruit buttressed by low
      underpinning of minerals, floral scents, and that exquisite               acidity, and formidable albeit ripe, sweet, friendly
      blueberry liqueur aroma that is so much a part of this                    tannin.”(99pts)
      wine.”(94pts)                                                             2 magnums                                per lot $600-800
      2 bottles                               per lot $500-700

                                                                          371   Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994
364   Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997                             owc
      “The gorgeous, saturated ruby/purple-colored 1997 Cabernet                1 double magnum                     per lot $650-850
      Sauvignon (2,800 cases) is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon
      and 15% Cabernet Franc. It offers sweet, jammy, black
      currant, mineral, spice box, and tobacco aromas, full-bodied        372   Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996
      flavors, a layered mid-palate, and gobs of ripe tannin in the             owc
      lengthy finish.”(92pts)                                                   “A super nose of roasted coffee, chocolate, dried herbs, black
      10 bottles                              per lot $1000-1400                fruits and kirsch is both intense and persuasive. The wine
                                                                                displays terrific richness, medium to full body, low acidity, a
                                                                                succulent, opulent texture, and superb purity. This beautifully
                                                                                made 1996 is one of the few wines that has successfully tamed
365   Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998                             the vintage's elevated tannin level.”(95pts)
      “…better from bottle than it was from barrel. It is a terrific            6 bottles                                   per lot $500-700
      wine with an opaque blue/purple color and a gorgeously sweet
      nose of black fruits intermixed with licorice, mineral, and
      spice. Full-bodied, opulently textured, and drinkable at an
      early, it should keep for at least two decades.”(94pts)             373   Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996
                                                                                owc
      10 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200              3 magnums                           per lot $600-800


366   Dalla Valle Vineyards - Vintage 1993                                374   Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997
      Maya                                                                      owc
      “The 1993 Maya is awesome. The opaque purple color                        “The 1997 Dominus Napanook Vineyard possesses a broad,
      accompanies a bouquet of stony, jammy cassis, roasted herbs,              dense personality, lots of volume, and a long, fat, rich mid-
      and smoky, meaty scents that are just beginning to unfold and             palate and finish. The 1997 possesses considerable quantities
      soar from the glass. The wine possesses unbelievable                      of glycerin, terrific fruit purity, and gobs of black cherry and
      concentration, powerful tannin, and a finish that lasts for 45+           cassis flavors intermixed with licorice, coffee, and Asian spice
      seconds.”(98pts)                                                          notes.”(94pts)
      2 bottles                                 per lot $600-800                6 bottles                                   per lot $600-800


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 375   Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996                      383   Grands Echézeaux - Vintage 1995
       owc                                                                        Domaine de la Romanée Conti
       “The opaque purple-colored 1996 Harlan Estate reveals                      “This wine is austere, masculine, backward and a dense. It
       extraordinary intensity, a spicy, black currant, tobacco, cedar,           offers superb black fruit flavors and a firm tannic backbone.
       and fruit cake-scented bouquet, full body, a texture oozing with           Drink it between 2003 and 2012+.”(92pts)
       glycerin and concentrated fruit, and moderate tannin in the                12 bottles                             per lot $2200-2800
       blockbuster finish. It is one of the most concentrated and
       complete red wines one could hope to taste.”(98pts)                  384   La Tâche - Vintage 1995
       3 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200                Domaine de la Romanée Conti
                                                                                  “This wine is mind-boggling and has gathered even more body,
 376   Joseph Phelps Winery - Vintage 1997                                        power, and density than it displayed from barrel. It is intensely
       Insignia                                                                   profound, and super-ripe yet harmonious. Its extraordinarily
       “It is a compelling effort (it will appear in a new, super-heavy,          long finish (it tails off with a sweet kirsch kiss) flabbergasted
       designer bottle). The opaque purple color is followed by an                me. I could not help but think of the finishes of two wines I love
       explosive nose of licorice, Asian spices, spice box, cedar, and            - Château Rayas and Château Lafleur. It appears to be holding
       glorious quantities of black currants and berries. Full-bodied,            an enormous amount in reserve, and may ultimately merit
       with admirable density, low acidity, high alcohol, copious                 higher ratings. It should be held at least ten years, and will
       glycerin, and sensational extract, this sumptuously-styled,                easily last through 2020 given proper cellar conditions.
       seductive Insignia will be drinkable early, yet evolve nicely for          Bravo!”(95pts)
       two decades.”(96pts)                                                       12 bottles                                per lot $4000-5000
       2 magnums                                    per lot $350-450

 377   Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon                            385   Richebourg - Vintage 1994
       - Vintage 1987                                                             Leroy
       owc                                                                        6 bottles                                  per lot $750-1000
       “It is a 25 to 30 year California Cabernet Sauvignon that isjust
       beginning to become civilized. A potential legend in the             386   Richebourg - Vintage 1995
       making!”(97pts)                                                            Domaine de la Romanée Conti
       1 double magnum                            per lot $500-700                “This wine is spectacular. Powerful, dense, meaty, and thick, it
                                                                                  is exceedingly long and possesses a firm tannic backbone that
                                                                                  requires cellaring. Projected maturity: 2005-2018.”(94pts)
 378   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994
       “Full-bodied, with a seamless, lush texture, this is a profoundly          12 bottles                               per lot $3200-4200
       generous wine with everything going for it. The finish lasts for
       35 seconds. As gorgeous as it is, this wine can be          drunk    387   Romanée St. Vivant - Vintage 1995
       young, or cellared for 20-25 years.”(94pts)                                Domaine de la Romanée Conti
       2 bottles                                 per lot $2200-2800               “The aromatics of this wine are enthralling. Its medium-bodied
                                                                                  character is richer than I remembered. This sublimely elegant
                 _____________________________
                                                                                  wine lacks the density and length for a higher rating. It should
ROMANÉE-CONTI & LEROY OF A SOUTHERN                                               be at its best between 2002 and 2010.”(91pts)
                                                                                  12 bottles                              per lot $2200-2800
  GENTLEMAN. ALL WINES PURCHASED
 UPON RELEASE AND STORED PROPERLY.
                                                                            388   Vosne Romanée - Vintage 1994
 379   DRC Assortment - Vintage 1995                                              Les Beaux Monts, Leroy
       12 bottles                                per lot $4000-5000               2hscl, 2tl, 4gs
                                                                                  6 bottles                                   per lot $500-750
 380   Echézeaux - Vintage 1995
       Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                          389   Montrachet - Vintage 1993
       “This wine is a gorgeously elegant, complex, feminine, highly-             Domaine de la Romanée Conti
       detailed and rich wine. I was surprised by how well it showed,             5 bottles                                 per lot $3000-4000
       and feel it can be drunk over the course of the next 10
                                                                                            _____________________________
       years.”(91pts)
       12 bottles                              per lot $1800-2400
                                                                              BEAUTIFUL BURGUNDIES OF A NEW
 381   Grands Echézeaux - Vintage 1993
                                                                           ENGLAND COLLECTOR, INCLUDING SNEAK
       Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                         PEEKS OF SOME ELUSIVE 1999’s. ALL WINES
       owc                                                                   REMOVED FROM HIS TEMPERATURE-
       12 bottles                                per lot $2400-3000
                                                                                    CONTROLLED CELLAR.
 382   Grands Echézeaux - Vintage 1994                                      390   Beaune - Vintage 1985
       Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                                Bressandes, A. Morot
       owc                                                                        1sdc
       12 bottles                                per lot $2400-3000               5 bottles                                   per lot $150-200

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391   Bonnes Mares - Vintage 1986                                          403   Romanée St. Vivant - Vintage 1999
      G. Roumier                                                                 Hudelot-Noëllat
      1nl, 3lscl, 1swisl                                                         4 bottles                                  per lot $700-900
      12 bottles                               per lot $1400-1800
                                                                           404   Vosne Romanée - Vintage 1997
392   Bonnes Mares - Vintage 1990                                                Les Beaumonts, Dujac
      G. Roumier                                                                 1nl
      “…it is a terrific red burgundy, with a dark ruby/garnet color,            4 bottles                                  per lot $300-500
      a big, spicy, plummy, earthy nose, rich, opulent, muscular, full-
      bodied flavors that exhibit terrific extraction of fruit, and a      405   Vosne Romanée - Vintage 1999
      spicy, mineral, iron-like finish with significant tannin. It               Les Beaumonts, Hudelot-Noëllat
      reminds me of his 1985, but with much more stuffing and grip.              2scl
      Drink it between 1994-2008.”(92pts)
                                                                                 4 bottles                                  per lot $200-260
      1 magnum                                   per lot $700-900

                                                                           406   Bâtard Montrachet - Vintage 1997
393   Chambolle Musigny - Vintage 1997                                           Ramonet
      Les Amoureuses, J. Drouhin                                                 owc
      5 bottles                                  per lot $400-600                10 bottles                               per lot $1100-1500

394   Chambolle Musigny - Vintage 1997                                     407   Bienvenue Bâtard Montrachet - Vintage 1998
      Les Gruenchères, Dujac                                                     Ramonet
      6 bottles                                  per lot $500-700                2lscl, 1writing on label
                                                                                 10 bottles                          per lot $800-1100
395   Clos Vougeot - Vintage 1978
      Moine-Hudelot                                                        408   Chassagne Montrachet - Vintage 1996
      hbs, lscl                                                                  Les Virendots, M. Morey
      1 bottle                                   per lot $150-200                ocb
                                                                                 12 bottles                          per lot $500-700
396   Echézeaux - Vintage 1990
      G. & H. Jayer                                                        409   Corton Charlemagne - Vintage 1999
      2 bottles                                per lot $1800-2400                G. Roumier
                                                                                 6 bottles                                  per lot $650-850
397   Griottes Chambertin - Vintage 1997
      J. Drouhin                                                           410   Meursault - Vintage 1999
      10 bottles                                 per lot $700-900                Charmes, Comte Lafon
                                                                                 3 bottles                                  per lot $500-650
398   La Romanée - Vintage 1964
      Réserve, A. Bichot                                                   411   Meursault - Vintage 1999
      sdc, excellent color and condition                                         Clos de la Barre, Comte Lafon
      1 bottle                                   per lot $300-500                3 bottles                                  per lot $350-450

399   Musigny - Vintage 1985
      J. Drouhin
      3sdc                                                                 412   Montrachet - Vintage 1999
      4 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200                Comte Lafon
                                                                                 2owc
                                                                                 2 bottles                                per lot $1500-2000
400   Musigny - Vintage 1990
      J. Drouhin
      3 bottles                                  per lot $600-800
                                                                           413   Montrachet - Vintage 1995
401   Musigny - Vintage 1999                                                     Marquis de Laguiche, J. Drouhin
      G. Roumier                                                                 2 bottles                                  per lot $500-700
      1 bottle                                   per lot $600-800

402   Pommard - Vintage 1964                                               414   Puligny Montrachet - Vintage 1999
      Epenots, Leroy                                                             Les Champs Gains, Comte Lafon
      bs, lstl, lscl, cc, sdc                                                    3 bottles                                  per lot $500-700
      1 bottle                                   per lot $300-400                         _____________________________




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       A PRUDENT CELLAR DIET OF AN                                         420   Clos de la Roche - Vintage 1995
                                                                                 Vieilles Vignes, Ponsot
       OVERSTUFFED COLLECTOR AND                                                 1nl
      HIS MAGNIFICENT TEMPERATURE-                                               “Purple/dark ruby-colored, this full-bodied behemoth displays
           CONTROLLED CELLAR.                                                    explosive aromas of dark roasted blueberries, meat, toasted
                                                                                 herbs and earth and a powerful, full-throttle, chewy, dense,
415   Château Haut Brion - Vintage 1988                                          wine that has layers of concentrated fruit, stones, milk
      Graves                                                                     chocolate and underbrush in its flavors. Brilliantly well-
      lbsl, nl, scl, ssos, sdc                                                   defined, extracted and deep, it possesses a significant quantity
      “The 1988 is built along the lines of the 1966, but better made            of fully ripe and round tannins that are discernable in the
      and more concentrated.”(91pts)                                             wine's admirable length. When all is said and done, I would not
      1 double magnum                            per lot $650-850                be surprised if it deserved a perfect rating!”(95-8pts)
                                                                                 8 bottles                                  per lot $1600-2400

                                                                           421   Clos de la Roche - Vintage 1995
416   Château Pontet Canet - Vintage 1996                                        Vieilles Vignes, Ponsot
      Pauillac
                                                                                 lscl, lstl
      owc
                                                                                 1 Jeroboam                              per lot $1000-1500
      “This wine possesses superb potential, but it appears a
      decade's worth of patience will be necessary. The color isa
      saturated dark purple. With coaxing, the wine offers aromas of       422   Grands Echézeaux
      black currant jam intertwined with minerals, sweet oak, and                - Vintage 1983 Dme. de la Romanée Conti nl (1)
      spice. A full-bodied wine, it possesses layered, concentrated,             Clos St. Denis
      sweet fruit, with an elevated level ofripe tannin.”(92pts)                 - Vintage 1983 Dujac wasl, sdc                (1)
      12 bottles                                   per lot $400-550              Echézeaux
                                                                                 - Vintage 1983 Dme. de la Romanée Conti 2stl (2)
                                                                                    Above 4 bottles                    per lot $420-600
417   Bonnes Mares - Vintage 1995
      Comte de Vogüé                                                       423   Echézeaux - Vintage 1993
      2ocb                                                                       G. & H. Jayer
      “Medium-to-dark ruby colored, the spectacularly aromatic                   6 bottles                               per lot $3000-4000
      Bonnes Mares explodes out of the glass with spiced apples,
      dark cherries and cola scents. Chewy, powerful, polished and
      intensely structured, this full-bodied wine is packed with wild      424   Echézeaux - Vintage 1995
      berries, plums and red fruits.”(91pts)                                     H. Jayer
      12 bottles                               per lot $1800-2400                Bought from Henri Jayer himself!!
                                                                                 6 bottles                               per lot $5500-7500

                                                                           425   Echézeaux - Vintage 1997
418   Chambertin - Vintage 1995                                                  G. & H. Jayer
      Ponsot                                                                     ocb
      “Sadly, only 500 bottles of the other-worldly Chambertin were              12 bottles                              per lot $4500-5500
      produced in 1995 (the importer of record for the United States
      will receive only 12-18 bottles). It possesses a dark ruby color,
      attractive scents of roasted dark fruits, grilled meat,              426   Griottes Chambertin - Vintage 1983
      underbrush and spices. With an exceptionally ripe, complex,                Ponsot
      incredibly deep flavors that are filled with red and black                 1lbs, 1scl, 1nl, 3sos
      berries, this wine has prodigious depth, extraction as well as             5 bottles                                 per lot $350-500
      spectacular length.”(93-6pts)
      5 bottles                                  per lot $750-1000         427   Griottes Chambertin - Vintage 1988
                                                                                 Chezeaux
                                                                                 1wrl, 2scl, 1nl, 4stl, 5 sdc, 2ssos
419   Clos de la Roche - Vintage 1988                                            8 bottles                                per lot $800-1050
      Cuvée William, Ponsot
      1gstl, 2ssos                                                         428   Griottes Chambertin - Vintage 1995
      “…a truly magnificent concentrated wine…”(92pts)                           Ponsot
      3 bottles                               per lot $350-500                   owc
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429   Griottes Chambertin - Vintage 1996                                    436   Torbreck Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre
      Ponsot                                                                      The Steading
      1sos                                                                        - Vintage 1997                      magnum(1)
      6 magnums                          per lot $1200-1600                       - Vintage 1998                      magnum(1)
                                                                                     Above 2 magnums                 per lot $450-600
430   Latricieres Chambertin
      - Vintage 1988 Ponsot lscl, nl, sdc, sos         (2)
      Clos St. Denis                                                        437   Torbreck Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre - Vintage 1998
      - Vintage 1988 Vieilles Vignes, Chezeaux         (1)                        The Steading
         Above 3 bottles                       per lot $300-380                   “…boasts a creamy texture in addition to a glorious bouquet of
                                                                                  black raspberries, kirsch, cassis, minerals, and licorice
431   Musigny - Vintage 1995                                                      Seductive, voluptuously textured flavors unfold on the palate,
      Vieilles Vignes, Comte de Vogüé                                             and the texture is so plush that the taster feels his palate is
      2ocb                                                                        resting on a water bed of overripe black fruits.”(96pts)
      “One of the greatest wines of the vintage, Vogüé's Musigny                  12 bottles                                 per lot $600-800
      Vieilles Vignes, reminded me of Château Margaux at its best:
      an iron fist in a velvet glove. How anything can be this massive,
      powerful, and robust and yet be strikingly elegant and refined.
      Possessing a dark ruby color and an amazingly spicy, floral           438   Torbreck Shiraz - Vintage 1997
      (roses) and black fruit-filled nose, this stupendous Burgundy               Run Rig
      has a thick, almost viscous, velvety texture, with copious                  “I have been blown away by prior efforts, and this huge, exotic
      quantities of fat, chewy, red berries. Surprisingly, the fruit              wine, which offers up blueberry liqueur, cassis, flowers, a
      almost tastes stewed yet is perfectly and clearly delineated.               touch of overripe peaches, and sweet vanillin…represents
      Complex, intensely deep and buttressed with huge but ripe                   Australia’s answer to Marcel Guigal’s La Mouline…may even
      tannins…”(93-96pts)                                                         merit a perfect rating…”(98pts)
      12 bottles                               per lot $2600-3200                 1 magnum                                per lot $800-1000

432   Musigny - Vintage 1996                                                                _____________________________
      Vieilles Vignes, Comte de Vogüé
      owc
      “This bright, dark ruby-colored wine is exceptional. Its             AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF MYTHICAL
      enticing nose reveals extraordinarily refined aromas of a
      myriad of flowers soaked in cherries, blueberries and traces of      WINES, BOTH YOUNG AND OLD. PROPERTY
      sweet mocha. This oily-textured, full-bodied, perfectly               OF A WEST COAST COLLECTOR AND HIS
      harmonious, and compellingly delineated wine could not be             TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED CELLAR.
      any more elegant. It possesses awesome depth, concentration,
      and purity in its violet and cherry cream pie-flavored                439   La Romanée - Vintage 1976
      personality. Moreover, its formidably long finish displays a                Bouchard
      strong yet satiny backbone. I predictit will evolve                         1nl
      magnificently. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2014+.”(94pts)                    4 bottles                                   per lot $600-800
      12 bottles                              per lot $2800-3800

433   Musigny - Vintage 1998
      Vieilles Vignes, Comte de Vogüé                                       440   La Tâche - Vintage 1959
      owc                                                                         Domaine de la Romanée Conti
      12 bottles                               per lot $2200-2800                 htl, tal, excellent color
                                                                                  1 bottle                                  per lot $1200-1800
434   Rioja - Vintage 1987
      Prado Enea Gran Reserva, Muga
      owc                                                                   441   Musigny - Vintage 1978
      12 bottles                                 per lot $500-700                 Vieilles Vignes, Comte de Vogüé
                                                                                  1 bottle                                    per lot $400-500
435   Tinto Pesquera - Vintage 1994
      Cuvée Janus
      1nl, 1sos                                                             442   Montrachet - Vintage 1976
      “It is a gentle giant, with no hard edges, and profound levels of           Domaine de la Romanée Conti
      rich, concentrated black fruits nicely meshed with smoky, spicy             bs, lscl, was, sdc
      new oak. It is an opulent, accessible yet still unformed wine               1 bottle                                   per lot $900-1400
      that should provide fabulous drinking for 12-15 years. Given
      its sweetness and lush personality, no one will be committing
      infanticide by drinking this marvelous wine in its
      youth.”(97pts)
      12 bottles                               per lot $1600-2200

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443   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1998                                    448   Louis Roederer Vintage Champagne
      Cuvée Centenaire, Les Cailloux, A. & L. Brunel                              Cristal Rosé
      1lscl                                                                       - Vintage 1976 lscl                      (1)
      “The wine boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as an                     - Vintage 1995                           (1)
      extraordinary bouquet of melted, jammy black cherry,                           Above 2 bottles               per lot $700-1000
      raspberry, and currant fruit mixed with pepper and spice box.
      In the mouth, it is rich, full-bodied, and unctuously-textured,
                                                                            449   Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 1997
      with extraordinary purity, and laser-like definition for a wine
                                                                                  Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard
      of such massive concentration and depth. The finish lasts for
                                                                                  lscl
      nearly a minute. This spectacular, youthful, amazingly
                                                                                  “The spectacularly complex, opulently-textured, lavishly rich
      accessible offering is a tour de force in winemaking, and a
                                                                                  1997 Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge displays a saturated
      tribute to just how great Châteauneuf du Pape can
                                                                                  plum/purple color in addition to gorgeous aromas of
      be.”(100pts)
                                                                                  blueberries, black cherries, lavender, and smoky oak. Intense
      6 bottles                               per lot $1800-2400                  and full-bodied, with fabulous concentration, a voluptuous
                                                                                  texture, and a long finish, this is a stunning effort. Sadly,
444   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 2000
                                                                                  production was minuscule - 25 cases.”(96pts)
      Rene de Bois, Domaine de la Mordoree
      “The 2000 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée de la Reine des Bois                    1 bottle                                  per lot $400-500
      possesses a level of richness found in only a handful of the
      world's greatest wines. The dense purple color is followed by         450   Sine Qua Non - Vintage 1999
      multiple flavor dimensions as well as massive concentration                 Schwarz Butcher Rose
      and thickness. It is reminiscent of a dry vintage Port, without             Joint effort with Alois Kracher with Austrian grapes
      the weight. The knock-out nose of framboise, blackberry                     12 bottles                                per lot $900-1200
      liqueur, cassis, licorice, and lead pencil shavings is followed by
      layers of flavor, remarkable purity, and a finish that lasts          451   Sine Qua Non - Vintage 1999
      nearly a minute. This is a sumptuous, profound wine.”(95-8pts)              Schwarz White
      3 bottles                                    per lot $300-450               12 bottles                                per lot $1200-1500

445   Côte Rôtie - Vintage 1998                                             452   Clarendon Hills Shiraz - Vintage 1996
      La Landonne, E. Guigal                                                      Astralis
      “With swirling, aromas of roasted espresso, black chocolate,                “This blockbuster wine exhibits remarkable richness,
      leather, beef blood, blackberry, and truffles emerge. Unreal                compelling layers of flavor, brilliant purity and overall
      power, mouth-searing tannin, and mind boggling extract levels               equilibrium, and a fabulously nuanced finish. The 1996, which
      assault the palate, but stop short of being out of balance. A               is slightly more accessible than the more backward 1995, can
      perfect wine…a tour de force…”(100pts)                                      be drunk, although this flamboyant effort will evolve for
      2 bottles                                 per lot $600-800                  another 15-20 years.”(96pts)
                                                                                  1 magnum                                  per lot $400-500
446   Côte Rôtie - Vintage 1998
      La Mouline, E. Guigal
                                                                            453   Henschke Shiraz - Vintage 1976
      “The 1998 Côte Rôtie La Mouline boasts a dense purple color
                                                                                  Hill of Grace
      in addition to an astonishing, pure nose of jammy blackberry,
      currant, and cherry fruit intermixed with honeysuckle/apricot               1 bottle                                    per lot $300-400
      liqueur. Exceptionally seamless, full-bodied, and voluptuously-
      textured, with extraordinary flavors, this fabulous La Mouline        454   Wild Duck Creek Shiraz - Vintage 2000
      is structured and tannic.”(97pts)                                           Duck Muck
      3 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200                 2 bottles                             per lot $600-800

                                                                                            _____________________________
447   Côte Rôtie - Vintage 1998
      La Turque, E. Guigal
      “The opaque purple-colored 1998 Côte Rôtie La Turque offers            ROMANÉE CONTI ASSORTMENTS AND
      extraordinarily gorgeous, pure black raspberry fruitintertwined          QUANTITIES OF KILLER COLGIN
      with cherry liqueur, smoke, coffee, licorice, and roasted              COURTESY OF AN INDUSTRY INSIDER.
      meats. Extremely tannic and full-bodied, It is the stuff of
      legends. Because of its structure and tannin, it will require 4-5         ALL WINES REMOVED FROM
      years of aging, but it promises to last for 25+ years.”(98+pts)            PROFESSIONAL STORAGE.
      3 bottles                                   per lot $900-1200
                                                                            455   DRC Assortment - Vintage 1996
                                                                                  owc
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456   DRC Assortment - Vintage 1997                                        463   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994
      owc                                                                        1 magnum                            per lot $1400-1800
      12 bottles                               per lot $4000-5000
                                                                           464   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1995
457   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                                 1 magnum                            per lot $1400-1800
      - Vintage 1993                                    (2)
      - Vintage 1994                                    (2)
      - Vintage 1995                                    (2)                465   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1995
      - Vintage 1996                                    (2)                      1 magnum                            per lot $1400-1800
      - Vintage 1997                                    (2)
      - Vintage 1998                                    (2)                466   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996
      - Vintage 1992                                    (2)                      1 magnum                            per lot $1400-1800
         Above 14 bottles                      per lot $4800-6000
                                                                           467   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996
458   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1993                                   1 magnum                            per lot $1400-1800
      “The color is an opaque purple. The nose offers up cassis,                           _____________________________
      blueberry, black-raspberry, and toasty scents, followed by
      gorgeously rich, sweet (from extract, not sugar) flavors,              RAYAS, RAREST WILLIAMS SELYEM,
      fullbody, gobs of glycerin, and wonderfully ripe tannin in the         AND OTHER CULTS OF A BICOASTAL
      intense finish that must last for 40+ seconds. It is an
      exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon that will be approachable               GENTLEMAN. ALL WINES REMOVED
      upon release; it will age for 20+ years. It is a tour de force in       FROM PROFESSIONAL STORAGE.
      wine-making.”(95pts)
      6 bottles                               per lot $2000-2800           468   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1995
                                                                                 Château Rayas
                                                                                 “I have had the 1995 Rayas Châteauneuf du Pape four times
459   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994                                   since it was bottled, and can state unequivocally that it is the
      “…the sweetness and taste of this wine's fruit is akin to a                quintessential Rayas. The wine is extraordinarily concentrated,
      savory blend of a chocolate-covered, blueberry/cassis-filled               with an unbelievable concentration of ripe black raspberry,
      candy bar and vanilla ice cream melting in the mouth. Thisfull-            cherry, and kirsch flavors that are not dissimilar from a great
      bodied wine is silky, seductive, opulent, voluptuously-textured,           vintage (i.e., 1947, 1950, 1982) of the famed Pomerol, Château
      and extraordinarily fragrant, expansive, and rich. In spite of             Lafleur.”(99pts)
      this, the wine remains graceful and well-balanced, without any             2 bottles                                  per lot $600-800
      sense of heaviness, or obtrusive tannin or acidity.”(96pts)
      6 bottles                                per lot $2400-3000          469   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1997
                                                                                 Château Rayas
460   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1995                                   “It appears I may have seriously underestimated the quality of
      “… these extraordinary expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon are               the 1997 Rayas when tasted from barrel. Tasted twice from
      awesomely concentrated and endowed, while at the same time                 bottle, it unquestionably merits a 90-point score. It is rich,
      elegant and amazingly harmonious. The equilibrium between                  deep, and intense. It is an elegant, ripe, evolved, forward,
      the wines' component parts - new oak, alcohol, tannin, acidity,            medium-weight Rayas with copious raspberry and cherry fruit.
      and extract - is right on, with nothing out of place.”(98pts)              It should drink well young and last for 10-15 years.”(90pts)
      6 bottles                                 per lot $2400-3000               3 bottles                                  per lot $300-400

461   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996                             470   Percarlo - Vintage 1997
      “…a provocative nose of blueberry jam, orchid flowers, and                 “Enormously thick and viscous, with low acidity, and
      smoky new oak intertwined with cassis. Additional aromas of                mouthcoating levels of extract, this wine's tannin level is high,
      licorice and exotic Asian spices emerge as the wine sits in the            but largely obscured by the wealth of fruit, glycerin, and
      glass. Extremely full-bodied and rich, with more noticeable                extract. It is an amazing accomplishment!”(98pts)
      tannin than the 1997, this large-scaled yet extraordinarily rich           3 bottles                                  per lot $450-600
      wine is like drinking cassis/blueberry liqueur. Its sweet tannin
      and remarkable 40+-second finish are amazing.”(97pts)
      6 bottles                                per lot $2400-3000          471   Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998
                                                                                 Eisele Vineyard
                                                                                 6 bottles                           per lot $850-1100
462   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994
      crc
      1 magnum                            per lot $1400-1800               472   Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998
                                                                                 Eisele Vineyard
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473   Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998                     479   Williams Selyem Pinot Noir
      “… a candidate for the ‘Wine of the Vintage’ was produced                 Allen Vineyard
      from yields of.9 tons per acre. There are only 1100 cases, and            - Vintage 1991 nl                                (1)
      it is the first HaRlan Estate to be composed of 100% Cabernet             - Vintage 1992                                   (1)
      Sauvignon. A spectacular achievement, it boasts an opaque                 - Vintage 1994                                   (2)
      plum/purple color as well as a sumptuous nose of espresso,                - Vintage 1995                                   (2)
      mineral, blueberry, blackberry, tobacco, licorice, Asian spice,           - Vintage 1996                                   (2)
      and roasted meat smells. In the mouth, it is seamless, full-                 Above 8 bottles                         per lot $750-950
      bodied, with an unctuous texture, gorgeously sweet tannin, and
      later upon layer of concentration. This is a tour de force in
      winemaking. It is hard to believe that a wine such as this has      480   Williams Selyem Pinot Noir
      emerged from 1998.”(95pts)                                                Rochioli Vineyard
      2 bottles                                  per lot $450-600               - Vintage 1987 1scl                               (1)
                                                                                - Vintage 1991                                    (3)
474   Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998                           - Vintage 1992                                    (1)
      owc                                                                       - Vintage 1994                                    (1)
      1 magnum                                  per lot $700-900                   Above 6 bottles                        per lot $850-1100

                                                                          481   Williams Selyem Pinot Noir - Vintage 1994
                                                                                Rochioli Vineyard
                                                                                4 bottles                              per lot $550-700
475   Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir - Vintage 1999
      The Ox
      6 bottles                              per lot $600-800             482   Marcassin Chardonnay - Vintage 1997
                                                                                Gauer Ranch
                                                                                “There are nearly 250 cases of the 1997 Chardonnay Gauer
                                                                                Ranch Upper Barn. This wine offers a compelling waxy,
476   Sine Qua Non Syrah - Vintage 1998                                         honeyed citrus, subtle toasty, lusty nose, followed by a full-
      E-Raised                                                                  bodied, fabulously concentrated mouthful of leesy, multi-
      lwisl                                                                     layered Chardonnay exhibiting honeyed grapefruit, citrus, and
      “It is black-colored, jammy and super-intense with awesome                mineral flavors. A powerful, multi-dimensional, long (nearly a
      concentration, terrific, chewy, explosive flavors of                      minute) finish adds to this Chardonnay's prodigious
      blackberries, cherries, and cassis interfused with creosote,              characteristics.”(96pts)
      pepper, and vanillin.IAll the Cuvées are gorgeously pure, thick,          4 bottles                               per lot $800-1000
      and rich. As they sit in the glass, notes of roasted coffee,
      licorice, smoke, and barbecue spices emerge, giving them            483   Marcassin Chardonnay - Vintage 1997
      another dimension of complexity. It is hard to make a                     Hudson Vineyard
      prediction at this point, given how sensational previous                  “The wine's exotic nose of jammy orange marmalade,
      vintages have been, but it would not surprise me to see the               pineapple, and loamy soil notes is brilliant. Complex, rich, and
      1998 Syrah turn out to be the finest yet from Sine Qua                    expansive on the palate, with medium to full body, and a
      Non.”(95-98pts)                                                           slightly closed personality, it offers an exotic, spicy, earthy,
      4 bottles                                 per lot $800-1000               mineral-dominated finish. This is a superb, complex,
                                                                                Burgundian-styled Chardonnay that should be at its best
                                                                                between late 1999-2006. It displays an eerie resemblance to a
477   Sine Qua Non Syrah - Vintage 1999                                         Chassagne-Montrachet grand cru.”(94pts)
      The Marauder                                                              4 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200
      “The outrageously rich 1999 The Marauder (100% Syrah from
      the Alban, Stolpman, and Bien Nacido vineyards) is tightly-
      structured, but crammed with blackberry and cassis fruit            484   Marcassin Chardonnay - Vintage 1997
      infused with subtle notes of camphor and licorice. Full and               Hudson Vineyard
      rich, it is a candidate for 14-18 years of graceful
                                                                                4 bottles                           per lot $900-1200
      evolution.”(95pts)
      4 bottles                             per lot $800-1000

                                                                          485   Marcassin Chardonnay - Vintage 1997
                                                                                Lorenzo Vineyard
478   Sine Qua Non White - Vintage 1998                                         “The 1997 Chardonnay Lorenzo Vineyard is compelling,
      Backward and Forward                                                      offering liquid slate/petroleum-like notes. Full-bodied,
      “…the wine has surprisingly lively acidity for its richness and           powerful, and expansive, with laser-like focus, the Lorenzo
      massive power. Notes of white peaches, honeyed apricots,                  possesses lemony, peach, apricot, steely flavors crammed into a
      coconut and exotic fruits (was it mango or passion fruit?)                full-bodied, powerful, impressively concentrated personality. It
      challenge the olfactory senses. Full-bodied, dry, and thickly             is simply sensational, so excuse the verbose wine
      textured, it should be another remarkable and individualistic             speak.”(95pts)
      white wine from Elaine and Manfred Krankl.”(92pts)
                                                                                3 bottles                                   per lot $850-650
      2 bottles                                 per lot $160-200                          _____________________________


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 AN INCREDIBLY RARE SUPER-LOT OF                                                                  1997 1147.
EVERY SINE QUA NON COMMERCIALLY                                          489   David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997
 RELEASED TO DATE, INCLUDING THE                                               Elevation 1147
NEVER SEEN BEFORE BLACK AND BLUE                                               “An extraordinary effort. Dark, firm, richly flavored and
                                                                               beautifully structured, with a deeply concentrated core of
   SYRAH (SEE COVER). AN INSTANT                                               currant, black cherry, cedar, anise and coffee. Finishes with an
COLLECTION OF ONE OF CALIFORNIA’S                                              amazingly long and richly flavored aftertaste. Tasted twice,
  TRUE CULT WINERIES – A LOT THAT                                              with consistent notes. Best from 2003 through 2019. 125 cases
                                                                               produced.”(99ptsWS)
    TRULY IS, “WITHOUT EQUAL”.                                                 6 bottles                               per lot $2000-2600
     PROPERTY OF A NORTHERN                                                              _____________________________
 GENTLEMAN AND HIS TEMPERATURE-
       CONTROLLED CELLAR.                                               TASTY TEASERS OF THE HOTTEST NEW
                                                                      RELEASES, INCLUDING THE FIRST 1999 DRCs
486   Sine Qua Non White                                                   COURTESY OF A NEW ENGLAND
      - Vintage 1995 The Bride                     (1)
      - Vintage 1996 Omadhaun and Poltroon         (1)                  GENTLEMAN AND HIS TEMPERATURE-
      - Vintage 1997 Twisted and Bent              (1)                         CONTROLLED CELLAR.
      - Vintage 1998 Backward and Forward          (1)
      - Vintage 1999 Tarantella                    (1)                   490   Château Barde Haut - Vintage 1999
      Sine Qua Non Syrah                                                       Pauillac
      - Vintage 1992 Black and Blue crc            (1)                         “A successful effort, the black/ruby/purple-colored 1999
      - Vintage 1994 Queen of Spades               (1)                         Barde-Haut displays low acidity in its plump, opulently-
      - Vintage 1995 The Other Hand                (1)                         textured personality. Luscious, rich, and expansive, this
      - Vintage 1996 Against the Wall              (1)                         medium to full-bodied 1999 is already difficult to resist.”(90-
      - Vintage 1997 Imposter McCoy                (1)                         92pts)
      - Vintage 1998 E-Raised                      (1)                         6 bottles                                  per lot $200-300
      - Vintage 1999 The Marauder                  (1)
      Sine Qua Non Red                                                   491   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1998
      - Vintage 1995 Red Handed                    (1)                         St. Émilion
      - Vintage 1998 The Antagonists               (1)                         “Subtle, complex and refined, with aromas of cherry, licorice,
      - Vintage 1999 Icarus                        (1)                         mineral, berry and other sweet, ripe fruit. Full-bodied and
      Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir                                                  compacted, with masses of fine, silky tannins. Long, long
      - Vintage 1996 Left Field                    (1)                         finish.”(98pts, WS)
      - Vintage 1997 The Complicator               (1)                         4 bottles                             per lot $1000-1400
      - Vintage 1998 Veiled                        (1)
      - Vintage 1999 The Ox                        (1)
      Sine Qua Non Rosé
      - Vintage 1998 El Corazon         half-bottle(1)                   492   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1999
      - Vintage 1999 Xtra Large         half-bottle(1)                         Pauillac
      - Vintage 2000 The Filly          half-bottle(1)                         “A great effort for the vintage, the 1999 possesses an open-
         Above 3 half-bottles and 19     per lot $3500-4500                    knit, friendly, with sweet tannin, low acidity, and plump,
          Bottles                                                              corpulent, earthy, black fruit notes intertwined with a touch of
                                                                               pain grille and berries. The wine is opulent and pure, with a
                                                                               sensational mid-palate as well as 35+ second finish. This wine
487   Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir                                                  will be approachable upon release, yet will last 25 or more
      - Vintage 1999 The Ox                             (1)                    years…increasingly appears to be a modern day clone of the
      - Vintage 1998 Veiled                    magnum(1)                       1953! A mere 1/3 of the crop made it in…”(95pts)
         Above 1 bottle and 1                   per lot $300-380               4 bottles                                   per lot $600-800
         Magnum

                                                                         493   Château Latour - Vintage 1995
488   Sine Qua Non Syrah                                                       Pauillac
      - Vintage 1996 Against the Wall                   (1)                    “Wow! What a fabulous, profound wine this has turned out to
      - Vintage 1998 E-Raised                           (1)                    be. It is unquestionably one of the great wines of the vintage,
                                                                               and will probably need 10-12 years of cellaringbefore it can be
         Above 2 bottles                        per lot $400-500               approached.”(96pts)
               _____________________________                                   2 bottles                                 per lot $320-450




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494   Château Le Tertre Roteboeuf - Vintage 1998                            501   Chambertin - Vintage 1999
      St. Émilion                                                                 A. Rousseau
      “…an undeniable hedonsistic explosion offruit and glycerin, it              “Produced from 45-year-old vines, the 1999 Chambertin is
      can be drunk now, or cellared for 15+ years. To my taste, it is             medium to dark ruby-colored. It has super-ripe, talcum, and
      the finest Le Tetre-Roteboeuf since 1990. But watch out for the             blackberry aromas that lead to a medium to full-bodied wine of
      2000!”(94 pts)                                                              outstanding depth. Loads of oak-laced black fruits can be found
      2 bottles                                 per lot $200-240                  throughout its zesty, firm character.”(90-3pts)
                                                                                  2 bottles                                  per lot $450-600
495   Château Léoville Las Cases - Vintage 1996
      St. Julien
      “The black/purple color is followed by a spectacular nose of          502   Clos de L'Oratoire - Vintage 1999
      cassis, cherry liqueur, pain grille, and minerals. It is powerful           “An outstanding effort, this forward, plump, dark purple-
      and rich on the attack, with beautifully integrated tannin,                 colored 1999 possesses terrific concentration of black fruits
      massive concentration, yet no hint of heaviness or                          intermixed with smoke, earth, truffles, and new wood. The wine
      disjointedness. As this wine sits in the glass it grows in stature          is dense, full-bodied, low in acidity, extremely ripe, and
      and richness.”(98pts)                                                       hedonistic.”(90-2pts)
      2 bottles                                   per lot $260-350                6 bottles                                  per lot $300-400

496   Château Léoville Poyferré - Vintage 1999
      St. Julien
      “…this deep, voluptuously-textured wine possesses low acidity,
      a fat, fleshy mid-palate, and a surprisingly long finish. It could    503   Echézeaux - Vintage 1999
      easily develop into an outstanding St.-Julien with early                    Domaine de la Romanée Conti
      accessibility.”(89-90pts)                                                   “The medium ruby-colored 1999 Echézeaux has a demure,
                                                                                  dark fruit-scented nose. It bursts on the palate with lush layers
      6 bottles                                   per lot $180-240
                                                                                  of intensely sweet cherries, candied black raspberries, and
                                                                                  spices. This lovely wine is forward, feminine, and satin-
497   Château Lynch Bages - Vintage 1999                                          textured. It is medium to full-bodied, highly expressive, and
      Pauillac                                                                    possesses prodigiously ripened tannin.”(91-93pts)
      “A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by sweet, fat, crème               2 bottles                                   per lot $380-500
      de cassis aromas and flavors intermixed with leather,
      underbrush, and cedar. Displaying a gorgeous texture, full
      body, and a precocious, sexy, low acid personality, it will drink
      well upon release and over the following 15 years.”(90-91pts)
      6 bottles                                 per lot $240-300            504   Grands Echézeaux - Vintage 1999
                                                                                  Domaine de la Romanée Conti
                                                                                  “The dark ruby-colored 1999 Grands-Echézeaux has gorgeous
                                                                                  talcum powder, perfume, and candied cherry aromas. This
498   Château Margaux - Vintage 1995                                              sumptuously sweet, yet elegant, medium-bodied wine is
      Margaux                                                                     crammed with blackberries and sugar-coated cherries. Oak
      “This is a thrilling Margaux that will always be softer and                 shows through in this wine's satiny finish.”(90-93pts)
      more evolved than its broader-shouldered sibling, the                       2 bottles                                   per lot $550-700
      1996.”(95pts)
      2 bottles                               per lot $400-500


499   Château Monbousquet - Vintage 1999                                    505   La Tâche - Vintage 1999
      St. Émilion                                                                 Domaine de la Romanée Conti
      2owc's                                                                      “The medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 La Tâche has sweet,
      “A thrilling effort, this full-bodied, creamy-textured wine is              tangy raspberry, black currant, candied cherry, leather, and
      neither heavy nor disjointed. The exotic aromas, incredible                 spice aromas. This medium to full-bodied wine is harmonious,
      texture, and abundant fruit are reminiscent of Pomerol’s Le                 refined, and powerful. It is expansive, magnificently delineated,
      Pin.”(94pts)                                                                and feminine, particularly for La Tâche. Its flavor profile is
      12 bottles                                 per lot $700-900                 crammed with an assortment of super-ripe red and black fruit
                                                                                  laced with vanilla beans. It has loads of sweet tannin that can
                                                                                  be detected in its admirable finish.”(93-96pts)
                                                                                  2 bottles                                per lot $1100-1400
500   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1998
      Pomerol
      “Excpetionally pure, super-concentrated, and extremely full-
      bodied, with admirable underlying acidity as well as sweet
      tannin, it reveals a superb mid-palate in addition to the             506   Musigny - Vintage 1999
      luxurious richness for which this great property is                         Vieilles Vignes, Comte de Vogüé
      known”(100pts)                                                              (95+ pts, ST)
      1 bottle                               per lot $900-1100                    2 bottles                                  per lot $500-600

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507   Richebourg - Vintage 1999                                             513   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1998
      Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                                 Mon Aieul, P. Usseglio
      “Magnificent, the 1999 Richebourg has a saturated, dark ruby                “Crème de cassis intermixed with minerals and blueberries are
      color. It explodes from the glass with loads of super-ripe, dark            reminiscent of a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from the likes of
      fruits, including blackberries, cassis, plums, and black                    Bryant Family Vineyards. In the mouth, earth, pepper, and
      cherries. This dense, plush, and broad wine has prodigious                  Provençal notes tip the scales in favor of Châteauneuf du Pape.
      depth to its roasted red and black fruit-flavored personality. A            Awesomely concentrated, extraordinarily pure, with
      myriad of spices can be found in its chewy-textured, full-                  moderately high tannin, fabulous length, and a youthful
      bodied, highly concentrated, powerful character. Its                        personality...”(98pts)
      extraordinarily long finish is dominated by fruit, yet copious              3 bottles                                   per lot $300-400
      quantities of sweet and supple tannin can be discerned.”(94-
      97pts)                                                                514   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1999
      2 bottles                                 per lot $900-1000                 Château de Beaucastel
                                                                                  “This     is a      full-bodied, concentrated, classic
508   Romanée Conti - Vintage 1999                                                Beaucastel.”(91pts)
      Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                                 2 bottles                             per lot $100-140
      “The medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Romanée-Conti is
      mind-boggling. It has a hugely expressive nose of super-ripe          515   Hermitage Blanc - Vintage 1999
      black cherries, candied plums, and violets. Full-bodied and                 J.L. Chave
      possessing a magnificent breadth of sweet, penetrating fruits,              “Chave's 1999 Hermitage blanc was flamboyant, almost
      this is an unbelievably complex wine. It coats the palate with its          ostentatious, creamy-textured and opulent. A powerful, rich
      velvety sweet cherries, jammy blackberries, and fruit-soaked                wine, it will be gorgeous young, yet evolve for 15+
      tannin. Perfectly balanced and seamless, this gem has a                     years.”(94pts)
      remarkably long finish. This is a wine of exemplary precision,
                                                                                  3 bottles                              per lot $300-400
      delineation, and power with undescribable class and
      refinement.”(95-99pts)
      1 bottle                                 per lot $1500-2000           516   Hermitage - Vintage 1999
                                                                                  J.L. Chave
509   Romanée Conti - Vintage 1999                                                “Remember this! Chave's 1999 Hermitage rouge is
      Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                                 undoubtedly the greatest wine made at this estate since
      1 bottle                                 per lot $1500-2000                 1990.”(95-7pts)
                                                                                  6 bottles                          per lot $800-1100
510   Romanée St. Vivant - Vintage 1999
      Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                           517   Guado al Tasso - Vintage 1997                     (1)
      (93+ pts, ST)                                                               Solaia - Vintage 1997                             (1)
      2 bottles                                   per lot $600-800                Tignanello - Vintage 1997                         (1)
                                                                                     Above 3 bottles                        per lot $320-500


511   Vosne Romanée - Vintage 1999                                          518   Château Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon
      Premier Cru, Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                    - Vintage 1996                            (3)
      “In 1999, the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti did something                     - Vintage 1997                            (3)
      that it has never done before, producing a Vosne-Romanée 1er                   Above 6 bottles                  per lot $380-500
      Cru. This wine was made from a second harvest that took place
      a few days after the initial harvest in La Tâche. The wine is
      medium to dark ruby-colored and has a rose, violet, and red           519   Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1991
      cherry-scented nose. Medium-bodied, lush, and expansive, it is              1nl
      fresh, filled with crunchy red and black berries, and has an                “Although different, the 1991 Dominus possesses extraordinary
      impressively long, sweet, tannin-filled finish.”(90-92pts)                  intensity, remarkable opulence, and amazing fruit extraction,
      1 bottle                                     per lot $150-200               all welded to a full-bodied structure. The wine's sensational
                                                                                  purity and inner-core ofdepth must be tasted to be
                                                                                  believed.”(99pts)
                                                                                  3 bottles                                per lot $400-600
512   Montrachet - Vintage 1999
      Domaine de la Romanée Conti
      owc
      “The 1999 Montrachet reveals golden hues to its color and a           520   Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1992
      nose of massive ripeness. Powerful spice scents are                         “…an opulent, opaquely concentrated wine with great ripeness
      intermingled with tropical yellow fruits and anise in its                   of fruit, and a huge nose of earth, black-cherries,mocha, and
      aromatics. Medium to full-bodied, it is fat, plump, oily-textured,          herbs. Full-bodied, with a layered, multidimensional
      and unbelievably rich. Its layers of spices and hyper-ripe fruits           personality, adequate acidity, and a super finish, this should
      are sensually decadent and linger on the taster's palate for a              prove to be another fabulous Dominus for drinking over the
      long while. This is a broad, massively dense Montrachet for                 next 20-25 years.”(97pts)
      drinking over the next 8-10 years.”(93pts)                                  3 bottles                                 per lot $280-380
      3 bottles                                per lot $2800-3200

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521   Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994                           529   Kistler Chardonnay - Vintage 1999
      “…a wine of great intensity, massive richness, yet no                     Cuvée Cathleen (96-98pts)                           (1)
      heaviness or harsh tannin.”(99pts)                                        Kistler Vineyard (93-95pts)                         (1)
      3 bottles                                 per lot $380-550                Les Noisetiers                                      (1)
                                                                                Vine Hill (94-97pts)                                (1)
522   Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997                              Above 4 bottles                           per lot $320-450
      “Opaque purple-colored, it boasts spectacular, soaring
      aromatics of vanilla, minerals, coffee, blackberries, licorice,     530   Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz
      and cassis. In the mouth, layer after layer unfolds powerfully            - Vintage 1998                                      (2)
      yet gently. Acidity, tannin, and alcohol are well-balanced by             Fox Creek Shiraz/Cabernet Franc
      the wine's unreal richness and singular personality. The finish           - Vintage 1998 JSM                                   (2)
      exceeds one minute. This is one of the greatest young wines I
                                                                                   Above 4 bottles                           per lot $280-380
      have ever had the pleasure to taste.”(100pts)
      2 bottles                                per lot $800-1000
                                                                          531   Greenock Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1995
                                                                                Roennfeldt Road
523   Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                                “The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Roennfeldt Road is 100% from
      Monte Bello
                                                                                50-year old vines. This is an unctuous, blockbuster, opaque,
      - Vintage 1996                                   (3)
                                                                                purple-colored wine with a classic nose of charcoal, black
      - Vintage 1997                                   (3)
                                                                                currants, cedar, mineral, and licorice. The wine has
         Above 6 bottles                         per lot $450-600
                                                                                phenomenal intensity, great purity, a huge, ripe, yet
524   Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon                                 unbalanced attack, a multilayered mid-palate, and an awesome
      - Vintage 1995                            (3)                             finish.”(99pts)
                                                                                1 bottle                                 per lot $350-500
      - Vintage 1997                            (3)
         Above 6 bottles                  per lot $380-500

525   Château Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon                                532   Greenock Creek Shiraz - Vintage 1995
      - Vintage 1997                              (1)                           Roennfeldt Road
                                                                                “Made from 50-year old vines, it is a syrup of Shiraz, with
      Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                                compelling blackberry liqueur intermixed with minerals, smoke
      - Vintage 1997 Monte Bello                  (1)
                                                                                and truffles. Huge in the mouth but not overbearing, this wine
      Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                                has a finish that goes on for nearly a minute. With great purity,
      - Vintage 1997                              (1)
                                                                                massive extraction, and a blockbuster, multidimensional
         Above 3 bottles                  per lot $220-280
                                                                                personality, this is one of the greatest Shiraz I have ever tasted,
                                                                                rivaling some of the efforts from 3 Rivers.”(100pts)
526   Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1993                                  1 bottle                                     per lot $450-600
      Hillside Select
      “…a sweet, smoky nose of licorice, blackcurrants, minerals,
                                                                          533   Veritas Shiraz - Vintage 1998
      and vanillin. Huge, rich, and full-bodied, with fabulous
                                                                                Heysen Vineyard
      concentration and extract, but harder tannin than the 1992 or
                                                                                4 bottles                                    per lot $400-500
      1994, this is a large-scaled, well-balanced, powerful Cabernet                       _____________________________
      Sauvignon…”(94pts)
      3 bottles                                 per lot $300-400            MADAME MARGAUX AND MONSIEUR
                                                                          CULT CALI COURTESY OF A NEW JERSEY
527   Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994                             COLLECTOR AND HIS TEMPERATURE-
      Hillside Select
      “The wine is extremely rich, as well as gorgeously poised and              CONTROLLED CELLAR.
      graceful. The saturated ruby/purple color is accompanied by
                                                                          534   Château Margaux - Vintage 1982
      Médoc-like, lead pencil aromas intermixed with cassis, cedar,
                                                                                Margaux
      minerals, and spice. I wrote the word "great" four different
                                                                                4ts
      times in my most recent tasting note, which mirrored every
                                                                                “I would be thrilled to drink this wine - anytime, any place…
      other tasting note I have.”(99pts)
                                                                                The opaque purple/garnet color is followed by an intense,
      3 bottles                                per lot $700-900
                                                                                sweet nose of truffles, cassis, smoke, flowers, andtoasty oak.
                                                                                Full-bodied, with impressive levels of glycerin, extract, and
528   Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996                                  tannin…”(94pts)
      Hillside Select                                                           4 bottles                               per lot $1300-1600
      “It offers superb aromatics of almonds and flowers as well
      as an oily-textured character of impeccable purity and
      precision. This is a stunning, medium-to-full-bodied wine,
      offering massive density and ripeness, exquisite balance, as        535   Château Margaux - Vintage 1982
      well as multidimensional layers of apricots, mangoes,                     Margaux
      quince, and spices.”(98pts)                                               4bn, 2ts, 7wasl, 2nl, 8wrl
      6 bottles                               per lot $1100-1500                12 half-bottles                            per lot $2200-2800

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536   Château Margaux - Vintage 1983                                       543   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998
      Margaux                                                                    “Extremely full-bodied and unctuously-textured, with
      2bn, 6lbsl                                                                 exceptional purity and symmetry, this exotic, powerful yet
      “The 1983 Margaux is a breathtaking wine. The Cabernet                     gloriously rich wine will be delicious upon release, and will
      Sauvignon grapes achieved perfect maturity in 1983, and the                age nicely for 15-20 years.”(94pts)
      result is an astonishingly rich, concentrated, atypically                  4 bottles                              per lot $1000-1300
      powerful and tannic Margaux.”(96pts)
      6 bottles                            per lot $1400-1800              544   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                                 - Vintage 1995                                    (1)
537   Château Margaux - Vintage 1990                                             - Vintage 1996                                    (1)
      Margaux                                                                    - Vintage 1997                                    (1)
      “For me, the 1990 Margaux continues to be the quintessential               - Vintage 1998                                    (1)
      example of this Château. In addition to being profoundly                      Above 4 bottles                       per lot $1400-1800
      concentrated, its ethereal bouquet of sweet black fruits, cedar,
      spices, flowers, smoke, and vanilla is remarkably well-formed
      and intense. In the mouth, there is not a hard edge to this          545   Dalla Valle Vineyards
      classic wine.”(100pts)                                                     Maya
      3 bottles                               per lot $1050-1350                 - Vintage 1993                                    (1)
                                                                                 - Vintage 1996                                    (1)
                                                                                 - Vintage 1997                                    (1)
538   Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996
                                                                                 - Vintage 1998                                    (1)
      “The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch reveals a
      blueberry/blackberry, creme de cassis character with smoky                    Above 4 bottles                       per lot $1400-1800
      oak, new saddle leather, licorice, dried herbs, and mineral
      scents. Expansive, with terrific intensity, purity, and overall      546   Pride Mountain Reserve Claret
      symmetry…”(98pts)                                                          - Vintage 1995                                    (3)
      3 bottles                                 per lot $650-850                 - Vintage 1997                                    (3)
                                                                                    Above 6 bottles                          per lot $700-950
539   Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1995
      Eisele Vineyard
      “A Napa Valley classic, it is full-bodied and extremely rich, yet    547   Turley Charbono
      retains its sense of balance and symmetry. This fabulous                   Tofanelli Vineyard
      Cabernet Sauvignon should age effortlessly for 30 or more                  - Vintage 1998                                    (2)
      years. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2030.”(98pts)                            - Vintage 1997                                    (1)
      3 bottles                                   per lot $700-900                  Above 3 bottles                          per lot $150-200

540   Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997                      548   Turley Petite Syrah - Vintage 1999
      Eisele Vineyard                                                            Estate                                             (2)
      1sdc                                                                       Rattlesnake Acres                                  (2)
      “The resulting wine is an outstanding effort. Dark purple-                    Above 4 bottles                          per lot $300-400
      colored and evolved for a young wine from this estate, it
      exhibits a gorgeously pure cassis nose with scents of minerals,      549   Turley Petite Syrah - Vintage 1998
      tar, and spice. Medium to full-bodied, with a lush mid-palate              Hayne Vineyard
      and sweet tannin in the finish.”(93pts)                                    1nl
      3 bottles                                 per lot $450-600                 3 bottles                                   per lot $300-400

                                                                           550   Turley Petite Syrah - Vintage 1999
                                                                                 Hayne Vineyard
541   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1993                            “Potentially perfect, the 1999 Petite-Syrah Hayne Vineyard
      “…a huge, fragrant, penetrating bouquet of minerals, licorice,             (475 cases, 15.2% alcohol) is a 50-year wine. If it is showing
      toast, and remarkable layers of black fruits. Although                     any age after a decade of cellaring, I will be as surprised as its
      extremely full-bodied, the wine's hugeness and massive                     producers. An opaque black/blue color is followed by an
      concentration come across as beautifully poised, balanced, and             extraordinary perfume of blackberry and creme de cassis
      delineated.”(97pts)                                                        blended with spices, minerals, and earth. Frightfully tannic,
      3 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200                with unreal concentration, texture, and length, this behemoth is
                                                                                 one of the most concentrated wines I have ever tasted.”(97pts)
                                                                                 5 bottles                                   per lot $500-700

542   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994
      “A potentially perfect wine, the 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon
      boasts a fabulous nose of cassis, cream, blueberries, violets,       551   Turley Zinfandel - Vintage 1998
      minerals, and spice. It smells like a hypothetical blend of a              Duarte Vineyard 1lscl                              (3)
      great vintage of L'Évangile, Clinet, and Mouton                            Tofanelli Vineyard 1lscl                           (3)
      Rothschild.”(98pts)                                                           Above 6 bottles                          per lot $400-500
      2 bottles                               per lot $800-1000

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552    Peter Michael Chardonnay - Vintage 1996                              558   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1961
       Cuvée Indigène                                                             Pauillac
       “The 1996 is a full-bodied, gorgeously proportioned, exotic                vhs, nl, wasl, excellent color and condition
       Chardonnay that leans toward Burgundy in its aromatics, but                “…possessed surprisingly deep color for Lafite, a sweet,
       clearly comes down on the California side with its ostentatious            caramel, cedary, lead pencil-scented nose, rich, medium-
       display of ripe fruit. As much as I love the Cuvée Indigène, I             bodied, spicy flavors with noticeable tannin, highacidity, and a
       have found that recent vintages have gotten even better after a            long finish.”(91pts)
       year or so in the bottle.”(93pts)                                          1 bottle                                     per lot $350-450
       2 magnums                                 per lot $600-800
                                                                            559   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1949
553    Peter Michael Chardonnay - Vintage 1995                                    Pauillac
       Point Rouge                                                                ts, lscl,nl, excellent color and condition
       “The 1995 Pointe Rouge (225 cases) is a remarkably powerful,               “The bouquet offers copious amounts of sweet, ripe cassis fruit,
       awesomely endowed, thick, stunning Chardonnay that exhibits                herbs, spicy oak, and a touch of coffee and cinnamon. Medium-
       aromas of grilled nuts, liquefied minerals/stones, and fabulous            bodied, with moderate tannin still noticeable, this compact,
       buttery, smoky fruit. Full-bodied, yet impeccably well-defined             dark garnet, opaquely-colored wine possesses superb
       and balanced, this is a winemaking tour de force, as well as               concentration and a remarkably long finish. It appears to be
       one of the finest Chardonnays I have tasted - from anywhere in             fully mature, yet the balance, length, and tannin level suggest
       the world!”(99pts)                                                         this wine could last for another 20 years.”(94pts)
       2 bottles                                  per lot $400-500                1 bottle                                   per lot $1000-1500

554    Peter Michael Chardonnay - Vintage 1998                              560   Meursault - Vintage 1991
       Point Rouge                                                                Les Rougeots, Coche Dury
       nl                                                                         8sdc
       “The light gold-colored 1998 Chardonnay Point Rouge                        8 bottles                                     per lot $1000-1500
       displays an emerging nose of honeyed tropical fruits and citrus.
       It possesses exquisite concentration, admirable singularity, full
                                                                            561   Barolo - Vintage 1947
       body, and terrific purity and delineation. This 1998 is a                  Riserva, Serafino
       candidate for a perfect score.”(99pts)                                     bsl, ltl, fl, excellent color and condition
       1 bottle                                  per lot $200-260
                                                                                  1 bottle                                        per lot $300-400
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555    Peter Michael Chardonnay - Vintage 1999                               RAREST VINTAGE BORDEAUX OF THE
       Point Rouge                                                          FATHER OF A NEW YORK GENTLEMAN.
       1nl
       “The 1999 Chardonnay Point Rouge is steely, as well as closed           ALL WINES STORED PROPERLY
       and unevolved, but there is no doubting its immense potential.          AND PASSED ALONG TO HIS SON
       It boasts honeyed citrus, orange, tangerine, liquid mineral, and              AND NOW TO YOU.
       smoky hazelnut aromas. The liquid minerality evident in the
       Point Rouge is a prominent characteristic of the better wines        562   Château Haut Brion - Vintage 1929
       from such grand cru Burgundy vineyards as Le Montrachet,                   Graves
       Chevalier-Montrachet, and Meursault-Perrières.”(94pts)                     1hs, 1vhs, 2bsl, 2lscl, outstanding color and condition
       3 bottles                                  per lot $600-800                2 bottles                                 per lot $1200-1600
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      UNINTENTIONAL OMISSIONS FROM                                          563   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1924
                                                                                  Pauillac
       A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF                                                htms, ltal, tissue stained label, muddy color
         A PREVIOUS SALE. ALL WINES                                               1 bottle                                    per lot $350-450
            PROPERLY CELLARED.
556    Château Gruaud Larose - Vintage 1959
       St. Julien                                                           564   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1967
       5ts, 2lbsl, 3bsl, 1nl, excellent color and condition, Nicolas              Pauillac
       bottling                                                                   3bn, 1lwasl, 1nl, excellent color and condition
       5 magnums                                  per lot $4500-6000              3 magnums                                  per lot $300-400



557    Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1945                             565   Château Latour - Vintage 1923
       Pauillac                                                                   Pauillac
       ts, bsl, excellent color and condition                                     1vhs, 1htms, 1ms, 1mtls, 1ls, 1ll, 3lbsl
       1 bottle                               per lot $700-900                    5 bottles                                per lot $1500-2000


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566   Château Latour - Vintage 1961                                        572   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1966
      Pauillac                                                                   Pomerol
      1vhs, 2hs, 1htms, 4lbsl, 1scc, excellent color and condition               1ts, 2vhs, 3lbsl, 1ssos, 1spc, excellent color and condition
      “There is great density and concentration to the wine. The                 3 bottles                                  per lot $1500-2000
      bouquet was less evolved, but the presence of copious
      quantities of rich black fruits, damp earth, leather, and spicy
                                                                           573   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1969
      wood did not go unnoticed. This full-bodied, monumental wine
                                                                                 Pomerol
      tastes like syrup of Cabernet. The port-like, unctuous, chewy
                                                                                 1bn, 1ts, 3lwrl, 3lbsl, 3lwasl, excellent color and condition
      finish is to die for.”(100pts)
      4 bottles                                 per lot $4000-5000               3 bottles                                     per lot $600-800

567   Château Margaux - Vintage 1945                                       574   Romanée Conti - Vintage 1983
      Margaux                                                                    Domaine de la Romanée Conti
      lbsl, lscl, nl, outstanding color and condition                            lbsl
                                                                                 1 bottle                                    per lot $1000-1500
      1 bottle                                    per lot $700-1000
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568   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1918                              FINE WINES OF A SAVVY FRENCHMAN
      Pauillac
      htms, lscl, sdc, good color and condition, nicholas bottling           FLOWN IN BY HAND FROM FRANCE
      1 bottle                                  per lot $700-1000             FOR YOUR DRINKING PLEASURE.
                                                                           575   Château Branaire Ducru - Vintage 1921
569   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1945                                   St. Julien
      Pauillac                                                                   ltl, spc, good color, reconditioned in 2001
      1vhs, 1hs, 1wasl, 1lbsl, excellent color and condition
      “…easily identifiable because of its remarkably exotic, over-              1 half-bottle                               per lot $150-200
      ripe, sweet nose of black fruits, coffee, tobacco, mocha, and
      Asian spices. An extraordinarily dense, opulent, and rich wine,      576   Château Branaire Ducru - Vintage 1945
      with layers of creamy fruit, it behaves more like a 1947                   St. Julien
      Pomerol than a structured, powerful, and tannic 1945. The                  ms, bsl.lstl, excellent color
      wine finishes with a 60+ second display of ripe fruit, extract,            1 bottle                              per lot $200-300
      and sweet tannin. This remarkably youthful wine (only light
      amber at the edge) is mind boggling! Will it last another 50         577   Château Figeac - Vintage 1961
      years?”(100pts)                                                            St. Émilion
      2 bottles                                 per lot $7000-9000               ts, lbsl, outstanding color and condition
                                                                                 1 bottle                                      per lot $350-500
570   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1959
      Pauillac                                                             578   Château Haut Brion - Vintage 1953
      2ts, 1lscl, 2lbsl, 1wasl, excellent color and condition                    Graves
      “Astonishingly young and unevolved, with a black/purple                    1htms,1ms, 2bsl, 2wasl, 1lscl, 1swisl, excellent color
      color, the wine exhibits a youthful nose of cassis, minerals, and          “…the hallmark, singed leather, tobacco leaf, super-ripe
      new oak. Exceptionally powerful and super-extracted, with the              fragrance that makes Haut-Brion so distinctive. The wine is
      fruit supported by high levels of tannin and some lusty                    extremely soft, revealing considerable amber and rust at the
      quantities of alcohol, this mammoth, full-bodied Mouton-                   edge, but it still possesses rich, creamy fruit and medium to full
      Rothschild should continue to evolve for another 20-30 years.              body.”(95pts)
      It may well be a 100-year wine!”(99pts)                                    2 bottles                                    per lot $550-650
      2 bottles                                  per lot $1800-2400
                                                                           579   Château La Conseillante - Vintage 1955
                                                                                 Pomerol
571   Château Pétrus - Vintage 1961                                              htms, sstl, bsl, lscl, excellent color
      Pomerol                                                                    1 bottle                               per lot $200-300
      2ts, 2hs, 1nl, 1fl, 2missing capsules, outstanding color and
      condition
                                                                           580   Château La Mission Haut Brion - Vintage 1948
      “Not surprisingly, the 1961 Pétrus was pure perfection. This
                                                                                 Graves
      fully mature wine possesses a port-like richness (reminiscent of           htms, bsl, outstanding color and condition
      the 1947 Pétrus and 1947 Cheval Blanc). The color revealed                 “The 1948 offers up a powerful, roasted, rich bouquet of
      considerable amber and garnet, but the wine is crammed with                tobacco, ripe curranty fruit, and smoky chestnuts. It reveals no
      viscous, thick, over-ripe black-cherry, mocha-tinged fruit                 amber or brown, concentrated, highly extracted fruit, full body,
      flavors. Extremely full-bodied, with huge amounts of glycerin              and plenty of alcohol and tannin in the finish. The wine is
      and alcohol, this unctuously-textured, thick wine makes for an             clearly at its plateau of maturity and shows no signs of losing
      awesome mouthful.”(100pts)                                                 its fruit.”(93pts)
      4 bottles                               per lot $12000-16000               1 bottle                                   per lot $500-700


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581   Château Lynch Bages - Vintage 1959                                     590   Château Valandraud - Vintage 1995
      Pauillac                                                                     St. Émilion
      2ts, 1vhs, 1wasl, 2lbsl, 1bsl, 1scl, 1stl, good color                        2lscl,1bsl, 1sdc
      3 bottles                                     per lot $700-900               “The wine exhibits an opaque purple color, and a sensational
                                                                                   nose of roasted herbs, black fruits (cherries, currants, and
                                                                                   blackberries), and high class toasty oak (the latter component
582   Château Margaux - Vintage 1959                                               is more of a nuance than a dominant characteristic). Very
      Margaux                                                                      concentrated, with layers of fruit, glycerin, and extract, yet
      1vhs, 1hs, 1bsl, 1lscl, excellent color and condition                        seamlessly constructed, this wine contains the stuff of
      2 bottles                                   per lot $800-1100                greatness, and appears to be the finest Valandraud yet
                                                                                   produced.”(95pts)
583   Château Montrose - Vintage 1929                                              12 bottles                             per lot $4800-6000
      St. Estèphe
      ms, cc, spc                                                            591   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1920
      1 bottle                                     per lot $400-600                Sauternes
                                                                                   bn, dark mahogany color, recorked in 1999
584   Château Montrose - Vintage 1959                                              1 half-bottle                           per lot $400-500
      St. Estèphe
      lbsl, outstanding color and condition                                  592   Château d'Yquem - Vintage 1942
      “The 1959 is a surprising clone of the 1961, with sweeter fruit,             Sauternes
      a more rustic, tannic personality, and the same enormous                     ts, bsl ,lscl, dark mahogany color, Nicolas bottling
      weight, richness, and distinctively old style found in both the
      1959 and 1961. The 1959 is just reaching full maturity; it will              1 bottle                                    per lot $500-700
      last another 20-30 years!”(95pts)
      1 half-bottle                              per lot $150-200            593   Château Laville Haut Brion - Vintage 1947
                                                                                   Graves
585   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1959                                     2ms, 1lscl, 1ltl, amber color
      Pauillac                                                                     2 bottles                              per lot $600-800
      htms, lbsl, excellent color
      “I am always blown away by the 1959 Mouton, one of the three           594   Château Rabaud Promis - Vintage 1918
      greatest Moutons made in the last thirty-five years (1982 and                Sauternes
      1986 being the others).”(99pts)                                              ts, no label, gold color
      1 bottle                                per lot $800-1100                    1 bottle                             per lot $300-400

586   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1961                               595   Château Sigalas-Rabaud - Vintage 1896
      Pauillac                                                                     Sauternes
      1bn, 1ts, 2lbsl, outstanding color and condition                             htms, no label, spc, dark mahogany color
      “At its best the wine is a great Mouton. Huge, cedary, cassis,               1 bottle                                 per lot $400-600
      lead pencil, menthol-like aromas soared from the glass. The
      black/purple color revealed no signs of lightening or amber at
      the edge. Full-bodied, rich, and super-intense, this was an a          596   Chambertin - Vintage 1948
      profound bottle of 1961 Mouton that would have stood up                      Cuvée Heritiers Latour, L. Latour
      against the compelling 1959.”(98pts)                                         hbsl, stl, scl, good color
      2 bottles                                per lot $1800-2200                  1 bottle                                      per lot $300-500

587   Château Pichon Baron - Vintage 1947                                    597   Chapelle Chambertin - Vintage 1964
      Pauillac                                                                     Leroy
      3htms, 3ltl, 3bsl, 3stl, 3scl, excellent color                               2.25" bc, hbsl, nl, lscl, stl, excellent color, writing on label
      3 bottles                                      per lot $600-800              1 bottle                                        per lot $300-400



588   Château Pichon Lalande - Vintage 1955                                  598   Romanée St. Vivant - Vintage 1948
      Pauillac                                                                     Les Quatre Journaux, L. Latour
      ts, lbsl, sdc, outstanding color and condition                               2" bc, hbsl, stl, spc, good color
      1 bottle                                     per lot $150-200                1 bottle                                      per lot $300-400



                                                                             599   Montrachet - Vintage 1982
589   Château Pichon Lalande - Vintage 1959
                                                                                   Domaine de la Romanée Conti
      Pauillac
                                                                                   Wasl, lbsl
      lbsl, sdc, excellent color, recorked in 1998
                                                                                   1 magnum                                   per lot $2000-3000
      1 half-bottle                                per lot $150-200

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 600   Montrachet - Vintage 1983                                              608   Château Cos d'Estournel - Vintage 1985
       Ramonet                                                                      St. Estèphe
       nl, lbsl                                                                     1nl
       1 bottle                                   per lot $900-1200                 “The 1985 is cast from the same mold as the 1982 and 1953
                  _____________________________
                                                                                    vintages. Forward, with a fabulously scented bouquet of toasty
                                                                                    new oak and concentrated red and black fruits (especially
 A COLLECTION OF 1982 BORDEAUX AND                                                  black-cherries), it is rich, lush, long, and full-bodied.”(95pts)
OTHERS OF A WEST COAST LADY AND HER                                                 12 bottles                                   per lot $900-1200
 TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED CELLAR.
                                                                              609   Château Fonroque - Vintage 1982
 601   Château Brane Cantenac - Vintage 1981                                        St. Émilion
       Margaux                                                                      12 bottles                                 per lot $300-400
       1bn
       12 bottles                           per lot $260-350                  610   Château Grand Pontet - Vintage 1982
                                                                                    Pauillac
 602   Château Brane Cantenac - Vintage 1982                                        11bn,5ts,1vhs,1hs
       Margaux                                                                      22 bottles                          per lot $550-700
       2bn, 12sdc
       12 bottles                           per lot $600-800                  611   Château Haut Brion - Vintage 1982
                                                                                    Graves
                                                                                    “…rich, full-bodied wine with well-integrated, sweet tannin,
 603   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1982                                          true class and character, and a sweet, expansive, long finish.
       St. Émilion                                                                  The wine has been slow to throw off its cloak of tannin and
       “The nose, which was ostentatious earlier in its life, still offers          reveal its true Haut-Brion-like personality.”(94pts)
       up significant amounts of roasted fruit, coffee,melted chocolate,            12 bottles                               per lot $2600-3200
       and decadently rich, sweet black fruits. This is an exotic full-
       bodied, moderately tannic, massive example of Cheval Blanc             612   Château Margaux - Vintage 1982
       noted for its sheer opulence and intensity.”(100pts)                         Margaux
       6 bottles                                 per lot $3200-4000                 “I would be thrilled to drink this wine - anytime, any place…
                                                                                    The opaque purple/garnet color is followed by an intense,
                                                                                    sweet nose of truffles, cassis, smoke, flowers, and toasty oak.
 604   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1982                                          Full-bodied, with impressive levels of glycerin, extract, and
       St. Émilion                                                                  tannin…”(94pts)
       1 bottle                                    per lot $550-650                 6 bottles                                per lot $1800-2400

                                                                              613   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1982
 605   Château Clos Fortet - Vintage 1982                                           Pauillac
       St. Émilion                                                                  1bn, 1ts
       12 bottles                                  per lot $350-450                 “The thick, unctuously-textured, jammy fruit and enormous
                                                                                    flavor concentration that are the hallmarks of the vintage are
                                                                                    present, but the wine is extremely unevolved, and behaves like
                                                                                    a young barrel sample. This massive, powerful example of
 606   Château Clos Fortet - Vintage 1982                                           Mouton exhibits huge tannin and immense body. Significantly
       St. Émilion                                                                  richer than the 1970 or 1961, it is not far fetched to suggest
       12 bottles                                  per lot $350-450                 that it is comparable to either the 1959 or 1945!”(100pts)
                                                                                    12 bottles                                per lot $5000-7000


 607   Château Cos d'Estournel - Vintage 1982                                 614   Château Pichon Baron - Vintage 1981
       St. Estèphe                                                                  Pauillac
       1nl                                                                          2bn, 1vhs, 5sdc
       “This estate tends to make a more elegant style of Bordeaux,                 12 bottles                          per lot $600-800
       but the 1982 is atypically thick, super-concentrated,rich, and
                                                                              615   Château Potensac - Vintage 1982
       powerful. Although approachable and even delicious if
                                                                                    Médoc
       decanted an hour or more before serving, the wine reveals no
                                                                                    3bn
       signs of age in its opaque dark ruby/purple color. The tannin
       is more aggressive, but the wine still reveals that fabulous                 12 bottles                                 per lot $350-450
       inner-core of sweet, jammy, blackcurrant and black-cherry
       fruit. There is considerable glycerin and body in this still           616   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1985
       youthful but immensely promising example of Cos                              Château de Beaucastel
       d'Estournel.”(96pts)                                                         10 bottles                                 per lot $650-850
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616A Château Fernon                                                       622   Château Gruaud Larose - Vintage 1982
     - Vintage 1981 Graves 3bn,1vhs,1hs, 1nl, 7sdc (12)                         St. Julien
     - Vintage 1981 Graves 5sdc                     (11)                        1bn, 1cc, 1sdc
        Above 22 bottles                     per lot $220-280                   “When I most recently tasted this wine I mistook it for a first-
                                                                                growth Pauillac. It gets my nod as the greatest Gruaud-
617   Châteauneuf du Pape                                                       Larose of the last half century… Extremely full-bodied, with an
      - Vintage 1985 Château de Beaucastel              (1)                     unctuous texture and layers of concentrated fruit that ooze from
                                                                                the glass, this is a spectacularly rich, thrilling Gruaud-Larose.
      Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc
                                                                                Still youthful, it exhibits no signs of age except for the     fact
      - Vintage 1986 Château de Beaucastel              (1)
                                                                                that it has shed considerable amounts of tannin… This is a
         Above 2 bottles                        per lot $100-140                whopper!”(96pts)
                _____________________________                                   6 bottles                                     per lot $700-900

 OUSTANDING CLARET AND CABERNET                                           623   Château La Conseillante
   OF AN OVERZEALOUS EAST COAST                                                 Pomerol
  COLLECTOR. A FINE OFFERING ONLY                                               - Vintage 1990                                    (2)
 TO MAKE ROOM IN HIS TEMPERATURE-                                               - Vintage 1989                                    (1)
                                                                                   Above 3 bottles                          per lot $420-550
        CONTROLLED CELLAR.
618   Château Cos d'Estournel - Vintage 1982                              624   Château La Mission Haut Brion - Vintage 1978
      St. Estèphe                                                               Graves
      owc                                                                       1bn, owc
      “This estate tends to make a more elegant style of Bordeaux,              “The 1978 La Mission-Haut-Brion has consistently been one of
      but the 1982 is atypically thick, super-concentrated, rich, and           the handful of great wines to emerge from this vintage. It
      powerful. Although approachable and even delicious if                     continues to live up to expectations. It is the most powerful and
      decanted an hour or more before serving, the wine reveals no              concentrated wine of the vintage, exceeding even such large-
      signs of age in its opaque dark ruby/purple color. The tannin is          scaled wines as Château Margaux, Latour, and Lafleur. The
      more aggressive, but the wine still reveals that fabulous inner-          nose continues to be classic, old style La Mission in its exotic
      core of sweet, jammy, blackcurrant and black-cherry fruit.                aromas of roasted meats, jammy black fruits, and cedary
      There is considerable glycerin and body in this still youthful            spices. Immensely full-bodied and super-concentrated…It is a
      but immensely promising example of Cos d'Estournel.”(96pts)               classic, old style La Mission-Haut-Brion that provides
      12 bottles                              per lot $1800-2400                memorable drinking.”(95pts)
                                                                                12 bottles                                 per lot $1800-2400


619   Château Cos d'Estournel - Vintage 1986                              625   Château Lagrange - Vintage 1990
      St. Estèphe                                                               St. Julien
      1bn, owc                                                                  owc
      “The 1986 is a highly extracted wine, with a black/ruby color             “This muscular, thick, unctuous, lavishly-oaked wine may
      and plenty of toasty, smoky notes in its bouquet that suggest             cause raised eyebrows by those looking for something
      ripe plums and licorice. Evolving at a glacial pace, it exhibits          restrained and understated. There is no doubting the hedonistic
      massive, huge, ripe, extremely concentrated flavors with                  appeal of this style of wine. The 1990 is another massive,
      impressive depth and richness.”(95pts)                                    highly-extracted, boldly-wooded, spicy, dark purple-colored
                                                                                wine with high tannin, low acidity, and layers of jammy fruit.
      12 bottles                             per lot $1000-1300                 The huge glycerin and massive mouthfeel in this unctuously-
                                                                                textured wine are difficult to ignore.”(93pts)
                                                                                12 bottles                                  per lot $600-750
620   Château Cos d'Estournel - Vintage 1990
      St. Estèphe                                                         626   Château Lagrange - Vintage 1990
      owc                                                                       St. Julien
      “This super-concentrated wine possesses a roasted herb, sweet,            owc
      jammy black fruit-scented nose, with noteworthy opulence and              12 bottles                                  per lot $600-750
      succulence. Pure and full-bodied, this concentrated wine
      conceals more tannin than it is presently revealing. The wine is    627   Château Latour - Vintage 1990
      open, flattering, and impossible to resist.”(95pts)                       Pauillac
      12 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200              “Remarkably youthful, with a deep purple color, and full-
                                                                                bodied, powerful, massive richness, everything is heldtogether
                                                                                by high levels of tannin. Fortunately, the tannin is sweet and
                                                                                ripe, making evaluation easy. The finish, which lasts for 35-40
621   Château Cos d'Estournel                                                   seconds, reveals layers of flavor as well as impressive purity.
      St. Estèphe                                                               This backward 1990 requires another 7-10 of
      - Vintage 1989 1lbs, 1nl                        (4)                       cellaring.”(98pts)
      - Vintage 1990 owc                              (2)                       1 bottle                                  per lot $380-500
          Above 6 bottles                       per lot $380-500


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628   Château Léoville Las Cases - Vintage 1994                            634   Château Pichon Lalande
      St. Julien                                                                 Pauillac
      owc                                                                        - Vintage 1982 lbs, lst                           (1)
      “…separated from Latour's finest vineyard by a mere ten feet.              - Vintage 1983 3bs, lscl, stl                     (3)
      The 1993-95 vintages from Delon are brilliant wines.Léoville-                 Above 4 bottles                          per lot $450-600
      Las-Cases remains one of the irrefutable reference points for
      high class Bordeaux… Layers of pureblack-cherry and cassis
      fruit are intermixed with stony, mineral-like scents, as well as     635   Château Pichon Lalande - Vintage 1994
      high quality toasty oak. Medium to full-bodied, with a sweet,              Pauillac
      rich entry, this wine possesses plenty of tannin, yet fabulous             owc
      extract and length.Léoville-Las-Cases is one of the half-dozen             “One of the stars of the vintage, this opaque purple-colored
      great wines of the Médoc in 1994…This lion never falls asleep              wine possesses a gorgeously perfumed, exotic, smoky,
      on the job!”(93pts)                                                        blackcurrant, Asian spice, and sweet vanillin-scented bouquet.
      12 bottles                                 per lot $650-850                It is followed by thick, rich, moderately tannic flavors that
                                                                                 exhibit medium to full body, good structure, outstanding
629   Château Lynch Bages                                                        purity, and a classically layered, long, pure finish.”(91pts)
      Pauillac                                                                   12 bottles                                  per lot $650-850
      - Vintage 1990 2lbs, 3lscl                        (6)
      - Vintage 1989 2lbs, 2lscl                        (2)                636   Château Pontet Canet - Vintage 1995
      - Vintage 1982 4lbs                               (4)                      Pauillac
         Above 12 bottles                      per lot $1100-1400                5lscl
                                                                                 6 bottles                                   per lot $240-320

                                                                           637   Château Pichon Baron
630   Château Margaux - Vintage 1990                                             - Vintage 1990 1bn, 4lscl, 8scl                    (5)
      Margaux
                                                                                 Château Lagrange
      1lstl
                                                                                 - Vintage 1990                                     (5)
      “…displays an opaque ruby/purple color, a compelling
                                                                                    Above 10 bottles                       per lot $750-1000
      bouquet, and exquisite layers of flavors that cascade over the
      palate without any notion of toughness or coarseness.”(100pts)
      2 bottles                                 per lot $700-900
                                                                           638   Barolo - Vintage 1990
                                                                                 P. Scavino
631   Château Montrose                                                           “Scavino's 1990s are immense, statuesque wines of exceptional
      - Vintage 1989                                    (2)                      richness and complexity. The softest, most fragrant, and ready
      Château Pichon Baron                                                       for prime time drinking candidate is the 1990 Barolo.”(92pts)
      - Vintage 1989                                     (2)                     5 bottles                                  per lot $350-450
         Above 4 bottles                         per lot $350-480

                                                                           639   Arrowood Reserve Speciale Cabernet Sauvignon
632   Château Montrose - Vintage 1990                                            - Vintage 1994
      St. Estèphe                                                                ocb
      “…a huge, corpulent, awesomely-endowed wine that is still                  “The wine exhibits an opaque purple color, and a
      relatively approachable, as it has not yet begun to shut down              spectacularnose of jammy cassis, lead pencil, vanillin, and
      and lose its baby fat. It thoroughly embarrassed the1989, itself           spice. Thick, unctuously-textured flavors ooze over the palate
      an exceptional wine.”(100pts)                                              with extraordinary purity, ripeness, and richness. In spite of its
      5 bottles                               per lot $1000-1250                 size, the wine somehow manages not to taste heavy oroverdone.
                                                                                 This sensational Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the finest I
                                                                                 have tasted from Sonoma. It is a candidate for 25-3years of
                                                                                 cellaring, although it is soft enough to be drunk young.”(95pts)
633   Château Pichon Baron - Vintage 1990                                        6 bottles                                    per lot $450-600
      Pauillac
      1bn, 4lscl, 8scl
      “…exhibits more of the roasted overripeness of this vintage,         640   Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1990
      but it manages to keep everything in perspective. The wine is              3lscl, 1sdc
      opulent and flamboyant, with lower acidity, and noticeably less            “…a huge aroma of smoky cassis, chocolate, and
      tannin than the 1989. It is equally concentrated, with a more              licorice. In the mouth, it is a powerful wine, with great
      evolved nose of cedar, black fruits, earth, minerals, and spices.          stuffing, wonderful structure, enough acid and tannin to frame
      On the palate, the wineoffers sensational quantities of jammy              the wine's immense size, and a formidable finish. I was told the
      fruit, glycerin, wood, and sweet tannin.”(96pts)                           yields were a minuscule 2 tons per acre.”(93pts)
      12 bottles                               per lot $1200-1600                6 bottles                                 per lot $500-650



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641   Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994                        ODDS AND ENDS OF A LONGSTANDING
      Les Pavots
      “The wine is more broad-shouldered and deep than most                  COLLECTOR AND HIS TEMPERATURE-
      Bordeaux. Readers should be forewarned that Les Pavots is not                CONTROLLED CELLAR.
      made in an up-front, fruity style that begs for immediate
      consumption. They are rich, full-bodied, complex, restrained          648   Château Bouscaut - Vintage 1975
      wines built for the long haul. That being said, Peter Michael's             Graves
      Les Pavots has enjoyed an unprecedented string of highly                    4bn, 6ts, 11bsl
      successful vintages.”(94pts)                                                11 bottles                                   per lot $110-140
      6 bottles                                 per lot $600-800
                                                                            649   Château Gruaud Larose
642   Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon                                   St. Julien
      - Vintage 1994                            (2)                               - Vintage 1962 1bn, 1ts, 1hs, 4hbs,               (4)
      - Vintage 1995                            (2)                                               4stl, 4fl, excellent color
         Above 4 bottles                  per lot $260-350                        - Vintage 1975 bsl                                 (4)
                                                                                      Above 8 bottles                          per lot $500-650
643   Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1995
      Alexander Valley
      “This dark ruby/purple-colored, seductive wine offers blazingly       650   Château Haut Brion - Vintage 1985
      intense aromas of cigar box, smoky oak, and jammy black                     Graves
      currants with a hint of Provençal herbs. Ripe and full-bodied,              “The epitome of elegance and finesse, the 1985 is a deep ruby-
      with low acidity, and a fleshy, succulent texture, it is a wine to          colored wine, with a full intensity bouquet of jammy fruit,
      drink over the next 14-15 years.”(94pts)                                    spices, and tobacco. It exhibits a soft, generous texture, super
      9 bottles                                  per lot $600-800                 concentration, exquisite balance, and a long, impressive
                                                                                  finish.”(93pts)
644   Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1995                                6 bottles                                 per lot $750-1000
      Napa Valley
      “A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc,
      the 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa has turned out even better
      than the 1994. It possesses a more saturated ruby/purple color,       651   Château Lafite Rothschild - Vintage 1953
      as well as a more flamboyant and exotic bouquet. Moreoever, it              Pauillac
      seems less evolved. Full-bodied and pure, with layer upon layer             lbsl, excellent color and condition
      of concentrated black fruits, smoke, cedar, and toast…”(95pts)              “It possesses that extraordinary Lafite fragrance of minerals,
                                                                                  lead pencil, cedar, and spice. It is velvety-textured, wonderfully
      6 bottles                                  per lot $500-650
                                                                                  round, and sweet, but so well-delineated and balanced.”(99pts)
                                                                                  1 bottle                                     per lot $500-700

645   Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon
      - Vintage 1992 Napa Valley                  (2)                       652   Château L'Arrosée - Vintage 1985
      Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon                                              St. Émilion
      - Vintage 1990 3lscl, 1sdc                  (1)                             2 bottles                                    per lot $120-160
      - Vintage 1993 1lbs                         (2)
      Château Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon
      - Vintage 1991                              (1)
      Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon                                         653   Château Latour - Vintage 1949
      - Vintage 1995 Napa Valley                  (1)                             Pauillac
      Château Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon                                        vhs, bs, htal, excellent color
      - Vintage 1992                              (3)                             “The 1949 Latour is one of those wines that can take a taster's
      Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon                                               breath away. It is a wine of extraordinary richness,yet it is
      - Vintage 1996 Alexander Valley             (1)                             perfectly balanced. It has extraordinary extraction of flavor,
         Above 11 bottles                per lot $800-1050                        perfect balance, layers of flavor, and a finish that is both
                                                                                  supple and authoritative.      Drink it over the next 25
                                                                                  years.”(100pts)
                                                                                  1 bottle                              per lot $1000-1400
646   Laurel Glen Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1993
      1lbs, 4lscl, 1scl, 2sdc
      6 bottles                            per lot $240-300
                                                                            654   Château Palmer
                                                                                  - Vintage 1975 2bn, 2bsl, 1nl,                     (2)
647   Bacio Divino - Vintage 1993                                                 Vieux Château Certan
                                                                                  - Vintage 1971 bsl                                   (1)
      4 bottles                                   per lot $200-280
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655   Bonnes Mares                                                        663   Bâtard Montrachet - Vintage 1992
      - Vintage 1990 G. Lignier sdc                    (1)                      P. Morey
      Clos de la Roche                                                          1nl
      - Vintage 1995 G. Lignier                        (1)                      3 bottles                                 per lot $450-600
      Gevrey Chambertin
      - Vintage 1990 Clos Prieur, F. Esmonin           (1)                664   Meursault - Vintage 1992
      - Vintage 1995 Lavaux St. Jacques, F. Esmonin (1)                         Les Perrières, P. Morey
      - Vintage 1997 Vieilles Vignes, B. Dugat-Py      (1)                      3 bottles                                 per lot $240-350
      Griottes Chambertin
      - Vintage 1991 Ponsot                            (1)
         Above 6 bottles                       per lot $600-800           665   Puligny Montrachet - Vintage 1999
                                                                                Druid (Dujac)
656   Echézeaux - Vintage 1997                                                  8 bottles                                 per lot $400-500
      G. & H. Jayer
      ocb
      12 bottles                              per lot $4500-6000
                                                                          666   Puligny Montrachet - Vintage 1990
657   Nuits St. Georges - Vintage 1990                                          Les Pucelles, Domaine Leflaive
      Les Vignerondes, Leroy                                                    1sdc
      3lbs                                                                      3 bottles                                 per lot $400-550
      “Leroy's Nuits St.-Georges-Aux Vignerondes reveals a
      sensational nose of smoke, minerals, flowers, and black-
      raspberries. Dense, with a blazingly well-defined personality,      667   Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1985
      this rich, full-bodied, complex wine possessesconsiderable                Napa Valley
      tannins, as well as stunning concentration and length.”(92pts)            4 magnums                            per lot $300-400
      3 bottles                                  per lot $550-750

658   Richebourg - Vintage 1989                                           668   Saintsbury Chardonnay - Vintage 1996
      Leroy                                                                     Brown Ranch, Dijon Clones
      bsl, cc                                                                   2 magnums                            per lot $140-180
      “On the palate, it is medium-to-full-bodied and offers loads of
                                                                                          _____________________________
      sweet red cherry, plum, black pepper, juniper berry, and spice.
      Broad, well-structured, and velvety-textured, it also has an
      exceptionally long and flavorful finish.”(93pts)                      AN AMAZING ASSORTMENT OF THE
      1 bottle                                   per lot $350-450          OLD AND THE NEW INCLUDING 2 FULL
                                                                              CASES OF THE RARE 1978 CHAVE
659   Romanée St. Vivant - Vintage 1979                                        HERMITAGE. PROPERTY OF AN
      Domaine de la Romanée Conti
      1nl, 1sdc
                                                                            INFLUENTIAL COLLECTOR AND HIS
      2 bottles                                 per lot $400-500          TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED STORAGE.
                                                                          669   Château Grand Mayne - Vintage 1998
660   Romanée St. Vivant - Vintage 1979                                         St. Émilion
      Domaine de la Romanée Conti                                               owc
      1 magnum                                  per lot $600-800                “The 1998 has continued to gain weight, richness, and volume.
                                                                                Even better from bottle than it was from barrel, this may be the
661   Romanée St. Vivant - Vintage 1989                                         most concentrated and powerful Grand Mayne yet produced. A
      Leroy                                                                     saturated purple color is accompanied by a phenomenal nose
      2bsl, 1wasl, 2cc                                                          of licorice, smoke, graphite, and cassis aromas (reminiscent of
      2 bottles                                 per lot $600-800                dry vintage port). This huge, massive effort is low in acidity,
                                                                                highly extracted, with an unctuous texture, gobs of glycerin,
                                                                                and a multidimensional, chewy, long finish. A dazzling wine, it
662   Vosne Romanée - Vintage 1997
                                                                                is undoubtedly a sleeper of the vintage.”(93pts)
      Les Beaux Monts, Leroy
                                                                                12 bottles                                 per lot $550-700
      “The 1997 Vosne-Romanée Beaux Monts exhibits red fruits,
      roses, and candied orange wines in its profound aromas. This
      tannic, backward, and hyper-concentrated wine is powerful           670   Château Grand Mayne - Vintage 1998
      and intense, yet elegant and precise. If this wine can cope with          St. Émilion
      its very present tannins, it will prove to be stunning.”(93pts)           owc
      3 bottles                                     per lot $550-750            12 bottles                         per lot $550-700




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671   Château Pavie Macquin - Vintage 1998                                681   Clos St. Denis - Vintage 1985
      St. Émilion                                                               Vieilles Vignes, Ponsot
      owc                                                                       2lnl, 1sdc, 1ssos
      “Nearly exaggerated levels of intensity, extract, and richness            “…vines from 1925…a true vieilles vignes…”(92pts)
      are apparent in this opaque blue/purple-colored wine.                     3 bottles                              per lot $900-1200
      Sumptuous aromas of blueberries, blackberries, and cherries
      combine with smoke, licorice, vanillin, and truffles to create a    682   Musigny
      compelling aromatic explosion. The wine is fabulously dense,              - Vintage 1966 Les Herbeux, J. Prieur            (1)
      full-bodied, and layered, with multiple dimensions, gorgeous
                                                                                Clos Vougeot
      purity, and superbly integrated acidity as well as tannin. One
                                                                                - Vintage 1966 Les Herbeux, J. Prieur            (3)
      of the most concentrated wines of the vintage, it possesses
      immense potential, but patience is required.”(95pts)                      - Vintage 1957 Les Herbeux, J. Prieur            (1)
      12 bottles                                per lot $900-1200                              lbsl, excellent color
                                                                                - Vintage 1964 Les Herbeux, J. Prieur            (1)
672   Château Pavie Macquin - Vintage 1998                                                     lbsl, excellent color
      St. Émilion                                                                  Above 6 bottles                        per lot $480-650
      owc
      12 bottles                          per lot $900-1200               683   Corton - Vintage 1999
                                                                                Clos des Cortons, Faiveley
673   Château Climens - Vintage 1983                                            owc
      Sauternes                                                                 6 magnums                               per lot $1300-1600
      owc
      12 bottles                               per lot $900-1200          684   Corton - Vintage 1999
                                                                                Clos des Cortons, Faiveley
674   Chambertin - Vintage 1969                                                 owc
      Cuvée Heritiers Latour, L. Latour                                         12 bottles                              per lot $1200-1500
      ssos, excellent color
      1 bottle                                  per lot $100-130          685   Corton - Vintage 1999
                                                                                Clos des Cortons, Faiveley
675   Chambertin - Vintage 1990                                                 owc
      Clos de Bèze, L. Jadot                                                    12 bottles                              per lot $1200-1500
      1 bottle                                  per lot $200-260
                                                                          686   Gevrey Chambertin - Vintage 1985
676   Chambertin - Vintage 1999                                                 Les Fontenys, J. Roty 2ssos                      (2)
      Clos de Bèze, Faiveley                                                    Romanée St. Vivant - Vintage 1985
      owc                                                                       Les Quatre Journaux, L. Latour                   (4)
      12 bottles                              per lot $1400-1800                Grands Echézeaux - Vintage 1985
                                                                                Gros Frères 1lsl,1wasl                            (2)
677   Charmes Chambertin - Vintage 1985                                            Above 8 bottles                       per lot $750-1000
      J. Roty
      “…simply awesome…the staggering level of extract and purity         687   Pommard - Vintage 1997
      of Pinot Noir fruit…one of the most impressive bottles of young           Grand Epenots, H. de Montille
      Burgundy I have ever tasted.”(98pts)
                                                                                12 bottles                                per lot $300-400
      2 bottles                                per lot $600-800
                                                                          688   Vosne Romanée - Vintage 1985
678   Clos de la Roche - Vintage 1983                                           Les Beaux Monts, D. Rion
      H. Lignier
                                                                                6 bottles                                 per lot $500-700
      lbsl
      “…truly superb…”(90pts)
      1 magnum                                  per lot $240-350          689   Bâtard Montrachet - Vintage 1978
                                                                                L. Jadot
                                                                                4 bottles                                 per lot $600-800
679   Clos de la Roche - Vintage 1999
      Cuvée Vielle Vignes, Ponsot
      owc                                                                 690   Bâtard Montrachet - Vintage 1982
      12 bottles                              per lot $2400-3000                L. Latour
                                                                                4 bottles                                 per lot $400-500
680   Clos de Tart - Vintage 1985
      Mommessin                                                           691   Bâtard Montrachet - Vintage 1986
      3 bottles                                 per lot $450-600                J.N. Gagnard
                                                                                2 bottles                                 per lot $300-400



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692   Bâtard Montrachet - Vintage 1996                                      700   Corton Charlemagne - Vintage 1983
      P. Morey                                                                    Bonneau du Martray
      “The 1996 displays an extravagant nose of stones and gravel                 lbsl
      as well as a powerful, exquisitely rich and broad character.                1 magnum                                     per lot $150-200
      This full-bodied, amazingly deep, ripe, complex, and
      concentrated wine is filled with candied peaches, minerals,           701   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1998
      hazelnuts, anise, and toasty oak nuances. Its thick and oily                Cuvée Réservée, Domaine du Pegau
      flavor profile is perfectly balanced by a lively and slightly               ocb
      tangy acidity.”(93-95pts)                                                   “The 1998 Cuvée Reservee requires another 2-3 years of
      3 bottles                                per lot $300-400                   cellaring. It is an old style, full-bodied effort revealing notes of
                                                                                  roasted meats, beef blood, herbes de Provence, kirsch liqueur,
693   Bienvenue Bâtard Montrachet - Vintage 1986                                  sandalwood, and spice. Rich, full-bodied, moderately tannic,
      Domaine Leflaive                                                            super-pure and dense, this gorgeous offering is the finest Cuvée
      1 bottle                             per lot $220-300                       Reservee produced since 1990.”(94pts)
                                                                                  6 magnums                                     per lot $600-800
694   Chablis - Vintage 1999
      Valmur, Moreau-Naudet                                                 702   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1998
      ocb                                                                         Cuvée Réservée, Domaine du Pegau
      “The white flower and mineral-scented 1999 Chablis Valmur is                ocb
      medium-bodied, rich, and oily-textured. This broad, glycerine-              12 bottles                                   per lot $600-800
      packed wine is loaded with salty citrus fruit flavors and hints of
      quinine. It is pure, fresh, powerful, and flavorful.”(91pts)          703   Côte Rôtie - Vintage 1998
      12 bottles                                   per lot $350-450               Brune et Blonde, E. Guigal
                                                                                  ocb
695   Chevalier Montrachet                                                        Wine Spectator Top Ten Wines of the Year
      - Vintage 1978 Les Demoiselles, L. Latour        (3)                        12 bottles                               per lot $600-800
      - Vintage 1982 Les Demoiselles, L. Latour        (1)
      - Vintage 1983 Les Demoiselles, L. Latour        (1)                  704   Côte Rôtie - Vintage 1998
         Above 5 bottles                       per lot $550-750                   Brune et Blonde, E. Guigal
                                                                                  ocb
696   Chevalier Montrachet                                                        12 bottles                                   per lot $600-800
      - Vintage 1979 Les Demoiselles, L. Jadot         (2)
                      2tl, 1wl                                              705   Côte Rôtie - Vintage 1999
      - Vintage 1982 Les Demoiselles, L. Jadot         (2)                        Domaine Bonnefond
         Above 4 bottles                       per lot $400-500                   6 bottles                                    per lot $170-220

697   Chevalier Montrachet - Vintage 1999                                   706   Côte Rôtie - Vintage 1999
      Domaine Leflaive                                                            Jamet
      owc                                                                         “…the finest I have ever tasted from Jamet…a striking perfume
      12 bottles                          per lot $2600-3500                      of roasted meats, violets, graphite, blackberries, raspberries,
                                                                                  and cherry liqueur…”(96pts)
697A Chevalier Montrachet - Vintage 1999                                          6 bottles                                 per lot $450-600
     Domaine Leflaive
     owc
     12 bottles                          per lot $2600-3500
                                                                            707   Côte Rôtie - Vintage 1999
                                                                                  La Landonne, Rostaing
                                                                                  ocb
698   Chevalier Montrachet                                                        “While the 1999 Côte Rôtie La Landonne possesses a high
      Les Demoiselles, L. Latour                                                  tannin level, it is sweet rather than astringent. An intense
      - Vintage 1982 sdc                                (1)                       bouquet, representing Côte Rôtie's meaty, earthy side, reveals
      - Vintage 1983                                    (1)                       aromas of soy, smoked meats (duck), black raspberries,
         Above 2 bottles                          per lot $200-260                licorice, and charcoal. This full-bodied, concentrated effort is
                                                                                  loaded with extract and tannin. A sensational Côte
                                                                                  Rôtie…”(98pts)
                                                                                  6 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200
699   Corton Charlemagne
      L. Jadot
      - Vintage 1982                                    (3)
      - Vintage 1979 sdc                                (1)                 708   Gigondas - Vintage 1999
      - Vintage 1978 1scl                               (2)                       Preffrence, Domaine Bosquets
          Above 6 bottles                         per lot $500-650                2ocb's
                                                                                  12 bottles                                   per lot $300-400


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709   Hermitage - Vintage 1978                                             716   Amarone - Vintage 1997
      J.L. Chave                                                                 Allegrini
      lbsl                                                                       ocb
      “This has always been one of Chave’s single greatest vintages,             “The spectacular, opaque purple-colored 1997 Amarone
      possibly equaled in recent years by 1989, 1991, 1994, 1995 and             (15.4% alcohol) is from an exceptional vintage for this
      possibly surpassed by the 1990. Memorizing its aromas, its                 appellation. It possesses a gorgeous bouquet of graphite,
      flavors, its texture, and its length is a quick education in what          blackberries, plums, cherries, and truffles. Although it reveals
      great wine is all about. Still an infant, with a murky, dark               some of Amarone's pruny, raisiny, nearly over-the-top
      ruby/garnet color, this wine offers a smoky, tar, cassis, herb,            characteristics, it is full-bodied, super-rich, and concentrated,
      and grilled meat set of aromatics, huge body, and mouth                    with striking purity as well as a fabulous perfume. A touch of
      searing tannin…remains a very youthful wine…”(96pts)                       volatile acidity gives it even more complexity and aromatic
      12 bottles                                 per lot $4000-5000              uplift. Full, voluptuous, and deep, with huge extract hiding
                                                                                 impressive tannin levels, this winemaking tour de force will
                                                                                 drink well for 20+ years.”(95pts)
                                                                                 12 bottles                                   per lot $600-800
710   Hermitage - Vintage 1978
      J.L. Chave
      lbsl                                                                 717   Barolo - Vintage 1989
      12 bottles                               per lot $4000-5000                Sperss, Gaja
                                                                                 owc
                                                                                 “The 1989 Barolo Sperss gives the impression of being more
                                                                                 evolved, softer, and fatter than the single vineyard
711   Hermitage - Vintage 1989                                                   Barbarescos. Although there appears to be more depth of fruit,
      La Chapelle, P. Jaboulet                                                   and the nose is more expressive, sweeter, and flamboyant, a
      “Super-ripe and full-bodied, with a massive mid-section, teeth-            thorough examination of the wine reveals considerable tannin.
      staining extract, and mouth-searing tannin, it is a monster-               Nevertheless, the rich, ripe, broad, expansive fruit, full-bodied,
      sized La Chapelle.”(96pts)                                                 chewy texture, and soft acids make for a decadently rich,
      4 bottles                                per lot $400-500                  complex, compelling bottle of Barolo.”(93pts)
                                                                                 12 bottles                               per lot $1800-2400

                                                                           718   Barolo - Vintage 1995
712   Hermitage - Vintage 1998
                                                                                 Cannubi Boschis, L. Sandrone
      Bessards, Delas
      ocb                                                                        8 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200
      “A legend in the making, the 1998 Hermitage Les Bessards
      boasts an opaque black/purple color, and a fabulously sweet          719   Barolo - Vintage 1997
      nose of black fruits, violets, charcoal, and subtle smoky oak.             Bussia, Prunotto
      Extremely full-bodied, and amazingly concentrated with gobs                ocb
      of fruit, glycerin, and sweet tannin, this multidimensional wine           “Boasts intense aromas of molasses, cherry liqueur, melted tar,
      is a candidate for the Hermitage of the vintage.”(96pts)                   licorice, and toast. Dense and full-bodied, with enormous
      12 bottles                                per lot $1100-1400               quantities of glycerin and fat, this hedonistic, thick, viscuous
                                                                                 Barolo can be drunk now and over the next 15-16
                                                                                 years.”(94pts)
                                                                                 12 half-bottles                           per lot $240-300
713   Hermitage - Vintage 1998
      Bessards, Delas
      ocb                                                                  720   Barolo - Vintage 1997
      12 bottles                               per lot $1100-1400                Bussia, Prunotto
                                                                                 ocb
                                                                                 12 half-bottles                             per lot $240-300

714   Hermitage - Vintage 1999
                                                                           721   Barolo - Vintage 1997
      M. Sorrel
                                                                                 Cannubi Boschis, Sandrone
      6 bottles                                  per lot $180-240
                                                                                 ocb
                                                                                 “The prodigious 1997 Barolo Cannubi Boschis possesses a
                                                                                 dark saturated garnet color. The sweet nose of black fruits,
715   Hermitage - Vintage 1999                                                   minerals, scorched earth, smoke, dried herbs, and wet stones is
      Le Greal, H. Sorrel                                                        stunning. Amazingly concentrated, with tremendous
      1ll, ocb                                                                   unctuousity yet superb delineation, this large-scaled as well as
      12 bottles                                 per lot $550-750                elegant Barolo possesses fabulous extract as well as a
                                                                                 multidimensional mid-palate and finish. It is an amazing
                                                                                 effort!”(96pts)
                                                                                 12 bottles                               per lot $1800-2400




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722   Barolo - Vintage 1997                                               730   Rioja - Vintage 1995
      Cannubi Boschis, Sandrone                                                 Pagos Viejos Reserva, Artadi
      ocb                                                                       ocb
      12 bottles                              per lot $1800-2400                12 bottles                                per lot $1200-1600

723   Barolo - Vintage 1997                                               731   Rioja - Vintage 1996
      Carobric, P. Scavino                                                      Pagos Viejos Reserva, Artadi
      ocb                                                                       ocb
      “A new offering, the 1997 Barolo Caro Bric is an elegant,                 “The dark ruby/purple-colored 1996 Pagos Viejos (400 six
      stylish example. It reveals a tell-tale saturated garnet color            packs available for the United States) is a fabulous Rioja. It
      with amber at the edge, in addition to intense aromas of coffee,          boasts a complex bouquet of lead pencil, red as well as black
      smoke, kirsch, herbs, leather, and fruitcake. Full-bodied, with           currants, spice box, cedar, and tobacco. Made from low yields,
      expansive, saturated layers of fruit, and abundant stuffing as            the wine displays a gorgeous mid-palate, great depth and
      well as richness.”(93pts)                                                 purity, and a finish that lingers for nearly 40 seconds.”(93pts)
      12 bottles                                per lot $800-1100               12 bottles                                 per lot $1000-1400

724   Ornellaia - Vintage 1998                                            732   Rioja - Vintage 1996
      L. Antinori                                                               Pagos Viejos Reserva, Artadi
      owc                                                                       ocb
      Wine Spectator Wine of the Year!                                          12 bottles                                per lot $1000-1400
      6 bottles                                per lot $900-1200
                                                                          733   Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1987
725   Ornellaia - Vintage 1998                                                  Lake
      L. Antinori
                                                                                ocb
      2owc
                                                                                5 bottles                        per lot $1200-1500
      12 bottles                              per lot $1800-2400

                                                                          734   Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1985
726   Ornellaia - Vintage 1998
                                                                                “The 1985 Dominus stands out for its smoky, ripe cassis,
      L. Antinori
                                                                                earthy nose, sweet, full-bodied, concentrated flavors, and
      2owc
                                                                                opulently long, chewy finish. It was the most forward,
      12 bottles                              per lot $1800-2400                precocious example of this wine I have yet tasted. Most recent
                                                                                tastings have suggested the wine needed further aging. This
727   Rosso di Bepi - Vintage 1994                                              bottling exhibited the plush, velvety texture that proprietor
      G. Quintarelli                                                            Christian Moueix achieves in top Pomerol vintages.”(91pts)
      6 bottles                                 per lot $120-150                6 bottles                                per lot $450-600

                                                                          735   Fonseca Vintage Port - Vintage 1992
728   Sagrantino di Montefalco - Vintage 1998                                   owc
      A. Caprai                                                                 “The 1992 is a majestic young port that should ultimately rival,
      owc                                                                       perhaps even surpass this house's most recent great efforts
      6 bottles                              per lot $300-400                   (1985, 1977, 1970, 1963). This colossal vintage port reveals a
                                                                                nearly opaque black/purple color, and an explosive nose of
                                                                                jammy black fruits, licorice, chocolate, and spices. Extremely
                                                                                full-bodied and unctuously-textured, this multi-layered,
729   Rioja - Vintage 1995                                                      enormously-endowed port reveals a finish that lasts for over a
      Pagos Viejos Reserva, Artadi                                              minute. It is a magnificent port that will age well for 30-40
      ocb                                                                       years”(97pts)
      “The 1995 Pagos Viejos Old Vines (from 50-year old vines)                 12 bottles                               per lot $900-1200
      displays an opaque purple color in addition to a superb, pure
      nose of blackberry and cherry liqueur intertwined with pain
      grille, smoke, mineral, and anise aromas. Concentrated and          736   Fonseca Vintage Port - Vintage 1992
      rich, this offering represents the essence of the Tempranillo             owc
      grape. This medium to full-bodied, harmonious wine can be                 12 bottles                                 per lot $900-1200
      drunk now as well as over the next 15-20 years.”(96pts)
                                                                                          _____________________________
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AN INCREDIBLE ASSORTMENT OF THE                                            744   Barbaresco - Vintage 1990
                                                                                 Santo Stefano Riserva, B. Giacosa
  RAREST AND MOST COLLECTIBLE                                                    “Exceptionally deep, concentrated, and full-bodied, with
  ITALIANS IN TEASER QUANTITIES                                                  wonderful richness, as well as a layered, concentrated texture,
    COURTESY OF AN IMPORTANT                                                     this moderately tannic wine should be at its best by the late
                                                                                 nineties and last through the first two decades of the next
  NEW YORK COLLECTOR AND HIS                                                     century. If Giacosa is correct and this wine turns out to be a
TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED CELLAR.                                                   modern day clone of the 1971, expect this wine to merit a three
                                                                                 digit point score circa 2005!”(95pts)
737   Amarone - Vintage 1990                                                     4 bottles                                 per lot $500-700
      Dal Forno
      “Dry and massively proportioned, with a dark plum color, this
      wine offers up copious quantities of chocolate, smoke,tar, and
                                                                           745   Barbaresco - Vintage 1990
      sweet pruny fruit, with intriguing nuances. Full-bodied,
                                                                                 Serraboella, Cigliuti
      powerful, and rich, with no hard edges, this is a heady,
                                                                                 2 bottles                                   per lot $80-100
      sensationally-endowed wine that should drink well for 15
      years. Wow! An amazing wine.”(95pts)
      2 bottles                                per lot $500-700            746   Barbaresco
                                                                                 Sori Tilden, Gaja
738   Amarone - Vintage 1985                                                     - Vintage 1982                                   (3)
      Riserva, G. Quintarelli                                                    - Vintage 1985                                   (1)
      3 bottles                                  per lot $600-800                   Above 4 bottles                       per lot $900-1200



739   Amarone - Vintage 1990                                               747   Barbaresco - Vintage 1971
      Riserva, G. Quintarelli                                                    Vignet in Montefico, B. Giacosa
      2 bottles                                  per lot $400-500                3wrl
                                                                                 3 bottles                                 per lot $300-400


740   Barbaresco - Vintage 1996
      Asili Riserva, B. Giacosa                                            748   Barbera d'Asti - Vintage 1990
      Owc                                                                        Bradia Ai Suma, G. Bologna                       (2)
      “The utterly perfect, dense ruby/purple-colored 1996                       Bricco Bigotta, G. Bologna                       (2)
      Barbaresco Asili (Red Label Riserva) is a heroic offering                     Above 4 bottles                        per lot $260-350
      brilliantly displaying both power and elegance. The bouquet
      develops incrementally, offering up aromas of black
      raspberries, cherries, cigar box, licorice, and leather. The wine
                                                                           749   Barolo - Vintage 1985
      impresses with its nuances as well as its extraordinarily rich,
                                                                                 Cannubi Boschis, Sandrone
      dense mid-palate, and a finish that lasts nearly a
                                                                                 2 bottles                                 per lot $500-700
      minute.”(98pts)
      6 bottles                                    per lot $550-650

                                                                           750   Barolo - Vintage 1988
                                                                                 Cannubi Boschis, Sandrone
741   Barbaresco
                                                                                 “Traditionally styled, the 1988 is unbelievably intense, with a
      - Vintage 1997 Rabaja, B. Giacosa              (2)
                                                                                 super nose of damp earth and black fruits. There is sensational
      - Vintage 1997 Bricco Ronchi, A. Rocca         (2)                         chewy, ripe, opulent fruit, softer tannins than many producers
      - Vintage 1996 Bricco Ronchi, A. Rocca         (2)                         appear to have obtained, and a massively long, heady finish.
         Above 6 bottles                     per lot $450-600                    Approachable now, this wine should hit its peak of maturity in
                                                                                 3-4 years and last for up to 15 . Wow!”(93pts)
                                                                                 2 bottles                                   per lot $400-500
742   Barbaresco
      Santo Stefano Riserva, B. Giacosa
      - Vintage 1982                                    (1)                751   Barolo - Vintage 1989
      - Vintage 1978                                    (2)                      Cannubi Boschis, Sandrone
      - Vintage 1985                                    (2)                      “The 1989 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is another treasure to be
         Above 5 bottles                        per lot $800-1050                added to Sandrone's impressive resume. Backward for a 1989,
                                                                                 it exhibits a dense purple color, a blossoming nose of smoky
                                                                                 new oak, black fruits, and tar, rich, full-bodied, multi-layered
                                                                                 flavors, and awesome dimension and persistence in the
743   Barbaresco - Vintage 1989                                                  mouth.”(97pts)
      Santo Stefano Riserva, B. Giacosa
                                                                                 4 bottles                                   per lot $700-900
      6 bottles                                  per lot $600-800

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752   Barolo - Vintage 1990                                                  759   Barolo - Vintage 1989
      Cannubi Boschis, Sandrone                                                    Ginestra, Clerico                                (2)
      “There are only 1,600 cases of this blockbuster Barolo for the               L. Einaudi                                       (2)
      world, but should you have the requisite contacts to be able to              Vigna Giachini, Corino                           (2)
      latch on to a few bottles, don't hesitate! It is an amazingly rich,          Vigna Colonello, A. Conterno                     (2)
      superbly balanced, profound Barolo that is crammed with                         Above 8 bottles                        per lot $650-850
      flavor. It exhibits a hauntingly intense bouquet of roses, black-
      cherries, new leather, and a touch of tar. Great richness and
      extraordinary precision are its hallmarks. This massive wine is        760   Barolo - Vintage 1996
      a riveting tasting and drinking experience.”(99pts)                          Villero, B. Giacosa                              (2)
      4 bottles                                   per lot $800-1100                Cannubi Boschis, Sandrone                        (2)
                                                                                       Above 4 bottles                       per lot $380-500
753   Barolo
      - Vintage 1990 Falleto Riserva, B. Giacosa        (2)                  761   Barolo - Vintage 1978
      - Vintage 1990Colina Rionda Riserva, Giacosa. (2)                            Cascina Masante Riserva, A. Conterno
      - Vintage 1982 Falleto, B. Giacosa                (1)                        2 bottles                                 per lot $240-300
      - Vintage 1996 Falleto, B. Giacosa 1lscl          (4)
      - Vintage 1989 Falleto Riserva, B. Giacosa        (2)                  762   Brunello di Montalcino - Vintage 1990
         Above 11 bottles                      per lot $900-1200                   Case Basse, Soldera                            (2)
                                                                                   Riserva, Soldera 1lscl                         (2)
754   Barolo                                                                          Above 4 bottles                   per lot $1100-1500
      Gran Bussia Riserva, A. Conterno
      - Vintage 1988                                      (2)                763   Brunello di Montalcino - Vintage 1990
      - Vintage 1989                                      (2)                      Riserva, Costanti                                (2)
      - Vintage 1990                                      (2)                      Riserva, Talenti                                 (2)
         Above 6 bottles                        per lot $1000-1300                 Livio Sassetti Riserva, Pertimali 2lscl          (2)
                                                                                   La Casa, Tenuta Caparzo                          (2)
755   Barolo                                                                       Pianrosso, Ciacci                                (2)
      Monfortino Riserva Speciale, G. Conterno                                        Above 10 bottles                     per lot $750-1000
      - Vintage 1990                                  (2)
      - Vintage 1978                                  (1)
                                                                             764   Cabernet Franc - Vintage 1990
         Above 3 bottles                       per lot $600-800                    Alzero, G. Quintarelli
                                                                                   “Perhaps the only way I can effectively articulate what this
756   Barolo                                                                       wine tastes like would be the following: imagine Cheval Blanc
      - Vintage 1989 Rionda Riserva Speciale,         (2)                          (1) picked at even higher sugars than it was in a great vintage
                         B. Giacosa                                                like 1990 or 1982, (2) given more aging before release, and (3)
      - Vintage 1985 Rocche, B. Giacosa               (1)                          bottled with no fining or filtration!”(96pts)
      - Vintage 1985 Rionda di Serralunga, B.Giacosa (1)                           3 bottles                                    per lot $350-450
      - Vintage 1982 Rionda Riserva, B. Giacosa       (1)
      - Vintage 1982 Rocche, B. Giacosa wasl          (1)                    765   Chianti Classico
      - Vintage 1978 Rionda Riserva, B. Giacosa       (2)                          - Vintage 1990 Casuccia, Castello Di Ama         (2)
         Above 8 bottles                      per lot $750-950                     - Vintage 1990 San Lorenzo, Castello Di Ama (2)
                                                                                   - Vintage 1990 Casuccia, Castello Di Ama nl      (2)
                                                                                   - Vintage 1990 Bellavista, Castello Di Ama       (2)
757   Barolo - Vintage 1990
                                                                                   - Vintage 1990 Bertinga, Castello Di Ama         (2)
      Arborina, E. Altare                            (2)
                                                                                   - Vintage 1995 Bella Vista, Castello Di Ama      (2)
      Cerequio, R. Voerzio                           (2)
                                                                                      Above 12 bottles                      per lot $420-550
      Bric Del Fiasc, P. Scavino                     (2)
      Le Gramolere Riserva, de Grazia Cuvée,         (2)
      Manzone 2lscl, 2sdc                                                    766   Sammarco
      Mascarello                                     (2)                           - Vintage 1990 Castello Dei Rampolla             (2)
      Monprivato, Mascarello                         (2)                           Cortacio
         Above 12 bottles                  per lot $1050-1400                      - Vintage 1990 Caffagio                           (2)
                                                                                      Above 4 bottles                        per lot $260-350
758   Barolo                                                                 767   Lamborghini - Vintage 1997
      - Vintage 1990 Vigneto Arborina, E. Altare       (2)                         Campoleone
      - Vintage 1990 Pajana, Clerico                   (2)                         “…one of the most extraordinary wine tasting experiences of
      - Vintage 1990 Vigneto Rocche, Corino            (2)                         1999. The color is a saturated purple. Bursting with black
      - Vintage 1990 Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva, (2)                           fruits, spice, minerals, and character, this is a prodigious,
                         P. Scavino                                                fabulously intense wine that must be tasted to be
         Above 8 bottles                      per lot $800-1100                    believed.”(97pts)
                                                                                   6 bottles                              per lot $1200-1500

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768   Lupicaia - Vintage 1997                                               776   Solengo - Vintage 1997
      Tenuta del Terriccio                                                        Argiano
      2 bottles                                   per lot $100-140                “…spectacular.         Opaque purple-colored, it displays a
                                                                                  fabulously sweet nose of creme de cassis, new saddle leather,
769   Masseto - Vintage 1990                                                      toasty new oak, licorice, and flowers. This wine boasts
      Tenuta dell' Ornellaia                                                      amazing richness, a huge, full-bodied impact on the palate (yet
                                                                                  no sense of heaviness), low acidity, gorgeous ripeness, and a
      3 bottles                                   per lot $600-800
                                                                                  finish that lasts for 35+ seconds.”(94pts)
                                                                                  2 bottles                                  per lot $200-260
770   Masseto - Vintage 1995
      Tenuta dell' Ornellaia
      “…exhibits a saturated dark ruby/purple color, in addition to a       777   Terre di Lavoro - Vintage 1998
      sweet nose of jammy black cherries, chocolate, and smoky new                Galardi
      oak. The vintage's high tannin level is present, but it is                  “Sadly, there are only 200+ cases of wine produced from the
      complemented by admirable concentration, glycerin, and                      5-acre Terra di Lavoro Vineyard. However, if the Aglianico
      spice.”(91pts)                                                              grape is to achieve world fame, it will be with wines such as
      2 bottles                                per lot $300-400                   this. A blend of 80% Aglianico and 20% Piedirosso, aged for
                                                                                  12 months in new French oak, and bottled with neither fining
                                                                                  nor filtering, this profoundly complex, black/purple-colored
771   Messorio - Vintage 1997                                                     effort boasts wild blackberry/blueberry and mineral scents
      Le Macchiole                                                                intertwined with smoke, tobacco, and licorice aromas.”(96pts)
      “This is a brilliant effort, rivaling the finest made not only in           6 bottles                                 per lot $450-600
      Italy, but also in France and the United States. Quantities are
      very limited for the Merlot from the Messorio vineyard.
      Approximately 40-50 cases will be available, but production is        778   Acininobili - Vintage 1990
      expected to increase slightly in future vintages. The awesome               Maculan
      1997 Merlot Messorio is truly prodigious. Black/purple-                     2 half-bottles                            per lot $100-140
      colored, it boasts an astonishingly rich nose of black                                _____________________________
      raspberries, smoky new oak, dried herbs, and cedar.
      Chocolate, new saddle leather, and exhilarating levels of black                   2 UNDERRATED AND
      fruits give this wine a luxurious, voluptuous texture. The finish               AWESOME ITALIAN WINES.
      lasts for nearly a minute! A wine-making tour de force that is
      already accessible given its expansive, open-knit texture, it         779   Sagrantino di Montefalco - Vintage 1997
      should last for 12-15+ years.”(98pts)                                       25 Anni, A. Caprai
      6 bottles                                   per lot $900-1200               6 bottles                              per lot $450-600

                                                                            780   Valpolicella - Vintage 1997
772   Recioto della Valpolicela - Vintage 1988                                    Dal Forno
      Dal Forno                                                                   6 bottles                                 per lot $400-500
      “The 1988 Recioto is a mindboggling effort from Dal Forno                             _____________________________
      Romano. After the grapes were air-dried for six months on
      straw mats, this wine was aged three years in 100% new                 BIG TIME CALIFORNIA OF A CAREFUL
      French oak casks. Although outrageously expensive, it                   COLLECTOR. ALL WINES REMOVED
      represents the essence of this style of wine. It is off-dry rather
      than sweet, with a dark garnet color, and a nose of smoke,               FROM PROFESSIONAL STORAGE.
      prunes, over-ripe plums, hickory wood, and chocolate.”(96pts)
                                                                            781   Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
      2 half-bottles                             per lot $200-280
                                                                                  - Vintage 1996
                                                                                  “The black ruby/purple-colored 1996 offers more licorice, in
                                                                                  addition to the obvious levels of pain grille, jammy black
773   Sagrantino di Montefalco - Vintage 1996                                     currant fruit, and spice notes. Structured, full-bodied, and
      Riserva, 25 Ani, A. Caprai                                                  powerful, this may be a Private Reserve to cellar for several
      6 bottles                              per lot $300-400                     years.”(91pts)
                                                                                  12 bottles                             per lot $800-1100


774   Sciro - Vintage 1997
      Le Macchiole                                                          782   Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997
      6 bottles                                   per lot $500-750                Hillside Select
                                                                                  “The soaring bouquet of sweet, lavishly rich black currants,
                                                                                  plums, cherries, toast, minerals, and smoke cascades from the
                                                                                  glass. Opaque purple-colored, extraordinarily intense, and full-
775   Solaia - Vintage 1978                                                       bodied, yet amazingly well-balanced…”(99 pts)
      Antinori
                                                                                  6 bottles                               per lot $1400-1800
      1 bottle                                    per lot $260-350


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783   Kistler Pinot Noir - Vintage 1999                                    789   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997
      Kistler Vineyard                                                           “Picked at what must have been phenomenally high sugars,this
      “Profound, the 1999 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard exhibits                   port-like, mammothly rich wine exhibits a thick,
      floral, black raspberry, berry, and earth notes. The wine is               black/blue/purple color as well as extraordinary notesof jammy
      strikingly rich, with a velvety texture underpinned by good                blueberries, blackberry liqueur, sweet, smoky oak (100% new
      acidity, full body as well as superb density, purity, and                  Taransaud barrels were used), licorice, and floral scents.
      equilibrium. This magnificent Pinot Noir should age for a                  There are no hard edges, only fascinating, provocative, and
      decade.”(93-95pts)                                                         compelling levels of extract, glycerin, and fruit. Will everybody
      3 bottles                                per lot $400-500                  find this extraordinary? Anticipated maturity: now-2040.
                                                                                 Make no doubt about it, this is one of the world's most majestic
                                                                                 Cabernet Sauvignons.”(100pts)
                                                                                 6 bottles                                 per lot $3000-4000
784   Martinelli Zinfandel - Vintage 1999
      Jackass Vineyard
      “An opaque garnet/purple/plum color is followed by an exotic         790   Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998
      bouquet of smoked Peking duck, plum sauce, blackberry and                  “…the 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill exhibits gobs
      cherry liqueur, and Asian spices. The wine is exquisitely                  of black currant/blueberry fruit interspersed with an
                                                                                 underpinning of minerals, floral scents, and that exquisite
      concentrated, thick, viscous, and rich, but dry and remarkably
                                                                                 blueberry liqueur aroma that is so much a part of this wine.
      well-balanced, with a blockbuster finish.”(92pts)
                                                                                 Extremely full-bodied and unctuously-textured, with
      6 bottles                                  per lot $400-500
                                                                                 exceptional purity and symmetry, this exotic, powerful yet
                                                                                 gloriously rich wine will be delicious upon release, and will
                                                                                 age nicely for 15-20 years.”(94pts)
785   Kistler Chardonnay - Vintage 1997
      Cuvée Cathleen                                                             12 bottles                             per lot $3000-4000
      “Negligibly better than the other brilliant Cuvées, it possesses
                                                                           791   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998
      exceptional richness, length, and intensity. Layers of fruit,
                                                                                 “A saturated purple color is followed by sweet blueberry and
      smoky, buttery popcorn, tropical fruit and mineral scents soar
                                                                                 floral aromas intermixed with creme de cassis and smoky new
      from the glass, and are exceptionally intense and well-
                                                                                 oak. Medium-bodied, with sweet tannin and a soft mid-section,
      balanced. This terrific, full-bodied effort should age for8-10
                                                                                 this will be a plush, forward, immediately accessible Cabernet
      years.”(94pts)
                                                                                 Sauvignon.”(91-94pts)
      6 bottles                                  per lot $700-900
                                                                                 4 bottles                                per lot $800-1000
                _____________________________


 SCREAMING EAGLE OF AN EAST COAST                                          792   Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998
                                                                                 12 bottles                          per lot $1100-1400
COLLECTOR PURCHASED UPON RELEASE.
786   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997
      “It doesn't get any better than 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon, a
      perfect wine. Representing the essence of cassis liqueur             793   Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998
      intermixed with blackberries, minerals, licorice, and toast, this          owc
                                                                                 “… a candidate for the "Wine of the Vintage," was produced
      full-bodied, multi-dimensional classic is fabulous, with
                                                                                 from yields of.9 tons per acre. There are only 1100 cases, and
      extraordinary purity, symmetry, and a finish that lasts for
      nearly a minute.”(100pts)                                                  it is the first Halan Estate to be composed of 100% Cabernet
                                                                                 Sauvignon. A spectacular achievement, it boasts an opaque
      3 bottles                               per lot $3000-4000                 plum/purple color as well as a sumptuous nose of espresso,
                                                                                 mineral, blueberry, blackberry, tobacco, licorice, Asian spice,
                                                                                 and roasted meat smells. In the mouth, it is seamless, full-
                                                                                 bodied, with an unctuous texture, gorgeously sweet tannin, and
787   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997
                                                                                 later upon layer of concentration. This is a tour de force in
      3 bottles                         per lot $3000-4000                       winemaking. It is hard to believe that a wine such as this has
                _____________________________                                    emerged from 1998.”(95pts)
                                                                                 3 bottles                                 per lot $750-950
   CULT ALERT! COURTESY OF AN
  EAST COAST GENTLEMAN AND HIS
TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED CELLAR.                                             794   Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998
                                                                                 2owc's
788   Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998                            2 magnums                          per lot $1500-2000
      Eisele Vineyard
      12 bottles                         per lot $1800-2400




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795   Harlan Estate Red                                                    802   Lamborghini - Vintage 1999
      - Vintage 1998 The Maiden owc                     (3)                      Campoleone
      Jones Family Cabernet Sauvignon                                            “The compelling 1999 Campoleone (20,000 bottles produced)
      - Vintage 1998                                     (3)                     was aged in 100% French oak and bottled without fining or
         Above 6 bottles                         per lot $550-750                filtration by oenologist Riccardo Cotarella. A dense opaque
                                                                                 purple color is accompanied by scents of new saddle leather,
                                                                                 blackberry and cassis fruit, licorice, roasted meats, and
796   Pride Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                                                 graphite. Full-bodied and sweet, with a fabulous texture, ripe
      - Vintage 1998
                                                                                 tannin, adequate acidity, and brilliant definition, this is a tour
      3 bottles                           per lot $400-480
                                                                                 de force in winemaking. It should drink well for 10-15
                                                                                 years.”(96pts)
797   Pride Mountain Reserve Claret - Vintage 1998                               12 bottles                              per lot $1200-1500
      3 bottles                             per lot $350-450                               _____________________________

798   Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996
      owc
                                                                            STARS OF A NORTHERN GENTLEMAN.
      “…lots of structure, an opaque purple color, and the hallmark        ALL WINES PURCHASED UPON RELEASE
      blackberry and cassis liqueur-like notes. Silky-textured,                  AND PROPERLY STORED.
      fabulously-concentrated, and gorgeously-balanced, it has every
      component part - acidity, alcohol, tannin, and extract -             803   Château Clos Dubreuil - Vintage 1998
      flawlessly presented.”(98 pts)                                             St. Émilion
      3 bottles                             per lot $2600-3200                   “A spectacular offering, this massive, full-bodied 1998 boasts
                                                                                 huge, concentrated, chocolatey, cedary, coffee, blackberry and
                                                                                 cherry aromas as well as flavors. This low acid,
799   Araujo Estate Syrah - Vintage 1998                                         multidimensional effort possesses oodles of glycerin, extract,
      Eisele Vineyard
                                                                                 and richness. It is a fabulously exotic, full-flavored, mouth-
      6 bottles                                 per lot $800-1100                staining wine to drink over the next 15-16 years.”(92pts)
                                                                                 6 bottles                                  per lot $600-700
800   Turley Petite Syrah - Vintage 1999
      Estate                                            (2)
      Turley Zinfandel - Vintage 1999
      Tofanelli Vineyard                                (3)                804   Barolo - Vintage 1997
      Grist Vineyard                                    (2)                      Bricco Rocche Brunate, Ceretto
      Estate                                            (1)                      “The 1997 Barolo Brunate displays an evolved dark garnet
                                                                                 color with an amber edge. However, in the mouth, it is dense,
      Turley Charbono - Vintage 1999
                                                                                 full-bodied, moderately tannic, structured, and backward with
      Tofanelli Vineyard 1tl                            (2)
                                                                                 plenty of power, concentration, and youthfulness. Despite the
      Turley Petite Syrah - Vintage 1999                                         evolved color, this wine needs another 1-2 years of cellaring,
      Rattlesnake Acres                                 (1)
                                                                                 and should age well for 16-18+ years.”(94pts)
      Turley Zinfandel - Vintage 1999                                            6 bottles                                 per lot $450-600
      Vineyard 101                                       (1)
         Above 12 bottles                       per lot $800-1100
                _____________________________
                                                                           805   Barolo - Vintage 1997
         TWO LOTS THAT COULD BE                                                  Bricco Rocche Prapo, Ceretto
                                                                                 “Reminiscent of a right bank Pomerol from the late forties, the
         A FASHIONABLE FAST CAR                                                  dark garnet/amber-edged 1997 Barolo Prapo possesses
        TOGETHER. PROPERTY OF AN                                                 aromas and flavors of singed leather, espresso, melted
          EAST COAST COLLECTOR.                                                  caramel, black cherries, smoke, and Christmas fruitcake.
                                                                                 Atypical for a young Nebbiolo, it is succulent, fleshy, and
801   Musigny - Vintage 1995                                                     undeniably compelling, rich, seamless, and concentrated.
      Vieilles Vignes, Comte de Vogüé                                            Drink it over the next 12-15 years.”(95pts)
      “One of the greatest wines of the vintage, Vogüé's Musigny                 6 bottles                                  per lot $500-700
      Vieilles Vignes, reminded me of Château Margaux at its best:
      an iron fist in a velvet glove. How anything can be this massive,
      powerful, and robust and yet be strikingly elegant and refined.
      Possessing a dark ruby color and an amazingly spicy, floral          806   Barolo - Vintage 1996
      (roses) and black fruit-filled nose, this stupendous Burgundy              Brunate, R. Voerzio
      has a thick, almost viscous, velvety texture, with copious                 “The fabulous, black/purple-colored 1996 Barolo Brunate is
      quantities of fat, chewy, red berries. Surprisingly, the fruit             gigantic. Monstrously-sized, with huge alcohol, high tannin,
      almost tastes stewed yet is perfectly and clearly delineated.              and spectacular extract, this layered, chewy wine is
      Complex, intensely deep and buttressed with huge but ripe                  sensationally promising. Although stubbornly backward, it
      tannins, this wine should be at its plateau of maturity between            possesses wonderful ripeness, but this wine is so huge it needs
      2006 and 2016. Bravo!”(93-96pts)                                           5-6 years to evolve.”(92-95pts)
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 807   Barolo - Vintage 1996                                                 812   Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon
       Cannubi Boschis, L. Sandrone                                                - Vintage 1989                                    (1)
       “The spectacular 1996 Barolo Cannubi Boschis offers aromas                  - Vintage 1990                                    (1)
       of cassis, cherry liqueur, and flowers. It is dense, superb, full-          - Vintage 1991                                    (1)
       bodied, with fabulous intensity as well as layers of extract.               - Vintage 1994                                    (1)
       Muscular, concentrated, broad, and powerful, it demands 5-6                 - Vintage 1995                                    (1)
       years of cellaring.”(94-96pts)                                                 Above 5 bottles                          per lot $400-500
       3 bottles                                   per lot $350-450

                                                                             813   Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1993
 808   Barolo - Vintage 1997                                                       “Although closed, the 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon is crammed
       Sperss                                                                      with so much sweet, blackcurrant fruit that it does not take a
       “A virtually perfect effort is the 1997 Sperss (30,000 bottles),            genius to figure out what this wine is all about. It offers an
       which represents the essence of truffles, earth, and black                  opaque garnet/purple color, a moderately intense, cassis,
       cherries in its striking aromatics and multidimensional,                    smoky, herb, and earthy nose, fabulous concentration, good
       opulent, full-bodied palate. The acidity seems low because of               muscle, and a boatload of sweet tannin. While drinkable, it
       the huge glycerin levels and prodigious concentration of fruit,             needs another 4-5 years of cellaring. It will easily last for 20
       but I suspect it is normal in the scheme of oenological                     years.”(93pts)
       measurement.”(99pts)                                                        6 bottles                                 per lot $480-600
       2 bottles                                 per lot $400-500

                                                                             814   Dalla Valle Vineyards - Vintage 1994
 809   Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1996                                    Maya
       Hillside Select                                                             “The 1994 Maya is prodigious. The color is saturated opaque
       “It offers superb aromatics of almonds and flowers as well as               purple. The wine offers up restrained but gorgeously sweet
       an oily-textured character of impeccable purity and precision.              earth, oak, mineral, and black fruit aromas. Full-bodied, with
       This is a stunning, medium-to-full-bodied wine, offering                    substantial quantities of glycerin and extract, this wine's large-
       massive density and ripeness, exquisite balance, as well as                 scaled tannin seems to be well-submerged beneath the wine's
       multidimensional layers of apricots, mangoes, quince, and                   fabulous layers of fruit.”(99pts)
       spices.”(98pts)                                                             1 bottle                                   per lot $400-500
       2 magnums                               per lot $900-1200

                                                                             815   Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994
                                                                                   owc
 810   Beringer Chardonnay – Vintage 1998                                          “…a wine of great intensity, massive richness, yet no heaviness
       Sbragia Limited Release                                                     or harsh tannin. The blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon/12%
       ocb                                                                         Merlot/11% Cabernet Franc/5% Petit Verdot resulted in a
       “This offering is a flamboyant, exotic, super-ostentatious                  wine with extraordinary aromas of red and black fruits,
       Chardonnay. While oily and concentrated, is also laid back.                 magnificent layers of jammy fruit buttressed by low acidity, and
       Nevertheless, it represents Chardonnay at its most intense.                 formidable albeit ripe, sweet, friendly tannin.”(99pts)
       Smoky hazelnut/leesy notions as well as ripe, honeyed, citrus               12 bottles                                per lot $1500-2000
       and tropical fruit emerge from this unctuously-textured, full-
       bodied effort.”(94pts)
       12 bottles                              per lot $750-950
                                                                             816   Joseph Phelps Winery - Vintage 1995
                 _____________________________
                                                                                   Insignia
                                                                                   ocb
BLUE CHIP CALIFORNIANS OF A NEW YORK                                               “It is a wine of extraordinary extraction, full body, and
GENTLEMAN. ALL WINES REMOVED FROM                                                  marvelously pure fruit. Moreover, it has managed to soak up
       PROFESSIONAL STORAGE.                                                       the 100% new oak aging, leaving only subtle pain grille notes.
                                                                                   The tannin may be slightly more noticeable in the 1994, but my
 811   Château Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997                         instincts suggest the 1995 is even richer and longer than the
       “There is no doubting the potential of the 1997 Cabernet                    1994 - as amazing as that sounds.”(97pts)
       Sauvignon Estate. Even by Montelena's standards, this is a                  12 bottles                             per lot $1100-1500
       powerful wine (in excess of 14% alcohol). There is a spicy,
       pungent, earthy character dominated by crème de cassis and
       mineral notions. Full-bodied, stunningly concentrated, and
                                                                             817   Joseph Phelps Winery - Vintage 1995
       pure, but in need of 4-5 years of bottle age, this blockbuster,
                                                                                   Insignia
       concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon should evolve for 25-30
                                                                                   ocb
       years ... at the minimum.”(98pts)
                                                                                   12 bottles                          per lot $1100-1500
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818   Joseph Phelps Winery - Vintage 1997                                        ASSORTED GOODIES OF A
      Insignia
      “It is a compelling effort (it will appear in a new, super-heavy,      SIGNIFICANT COLLECTOR AND HIS
      designer bottle). The opaque purple color is followed by an          TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED CELLAR.
      explosive nose of licorice, Asian spices, spice box, cedar, and
      glorious quantities of black currants and berries. Full-bodied,      823   Château Monbousquet - Vintage 1999
      with admirable density, low acidity, high alcohol, copious                 St. Émilion
      glycerin, and sensational extract, this sumptuously-styled,                owc
      seductive Insignia will be drinkable early, yet evolve nicely for          “Made in a nearly over the top style, the saturated purple-
      two decades.”(96pts)                                                       colored 1999 exhibits overripe blackberry, blueberry, cassis,
      6 magnums                                 per lot $1100-1500               chocolate, espresso, and toasty oak notes. This exotic, lush
                                                                                 effort possesses immense chewy texture, low acidity, gorgeous
                                                                                 purity, and a viscous finish. A thrilling effort, this full-bodied,
                                                                                 creamy-textured wine is neither heavy nor disjointed.”(94pts)
819   Château St. Jean Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1997                         12 bottles                                  per lot $700-900
      Cinq Cepages
      3lscl, 1sdc
      “…boasts a super-complex bouquet of licorice, dried                  824   Châteauneuf du Pape - Vintage 1989
      herbs,black currants, spice box, and cherry liqueur. In the                Château de Beaucastel
      mouth, notes of chocolate, new oak, and red and black fruits               1cc
      caress the palate…fleshy and complex, this is California’s                 “The nose offers a veritable smorgasbord of jammy cassis,
      answer to a big, rich St.-Emillion.”(94pts)                                Provençal herbs, Asian spices, fruitcake, coffee, and hickory
      2 bottles                                   per lot $150-200               wood. The wine is sensationally concentrated and well-
                                                                                 balanced, with soft tannin and enough acidity to provide
                                                                                 balance and freshness. Full-bodied, with layers of fruit and
                                                                                 glycerine, it can be drunk now because of its lavish richness,
820   Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1994                               yet it should age for 20+ more years. It should exceed the
      Alexander Valley                                                           quality of the superb 1981.”(97pts)
      “The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley reveals a                    1 double magnum                          per lot $550-750
      provocative nose of tobacco, black cherries, cloves, fruitcake,
      and spice. Some plum and raspberry fruit also emerges on the         825   Côte Rôtie - Vintage 1999
      palate.”(93pts)                                                            Brune et Blonde, E. Guigal
      6 magnums                             per lot $1000-1400                   ocb
                                                                                 12 bottles                                  per lot $500-700

821   Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1992
      Napa Valley                                                          826   Guado al Tasso - Vintage 1998
      ocb                                                                        Antinori
      “It offers more of the classic blackcurrant, cedar                         “The 1998 Guado Al Tasso (a 60% Cabernet Sauvignon/30%
      character.There is plenty of high quality, sexy, smoky oak in the          Merlot/10% Syrah blend) was fashioned from extremely small
      nose to go along with copious quantities of jammy black fruits.            yields of 30 hectoliters per hectare, spent 14 months in 100%
      Full-bodied, with a creamy texture, and a sweet, expansive,                new French oak, and was bottled with minimal clarification.
      chewy mid-section, this dense, exceptionally rich 1992 will                Malolactic was also done in barrel, so the wood is nicely
      provide gorgeous drinking for 12-15 years.”(94pts)                         assimilated. The dense ruby/purple-colored 1998 offers a
      12 bottles                               per lot $1100-1500                glorious perfume of coffee, chocolate, blackberries, cassis, and
                                                                                 vanillin. Dense, rich, supple-textured, and fruity as well as
                                                                                 elegant, it will drink well for 10-12 years.”(92pts)
                                                                                 6 bottles                                    per lot $350-450
822   Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1995
      Napa Valley
      ocb
      “A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc,            827   Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998
      the 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa has turned out even better                “From a tough vintage, the 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Herb
      than the 1994. It possesses a more saturated ruby/purple color,            Lamb Vineyard possesses a dense plum/purple color as well as
      as well as a more flamboyant and exotic bouquet. Moreoever, it             a sweet perfume of minerals, blackberries, and cassis, medium
      seems less evolved. Full-bodied and pure, with layer upon layer            to full body, an excellent texture, ripe tannin, and an evolved
      of concentrated black fruits, smoke, cedar, and toast…”(95pts)             personality. An undeniable success for the vintage…”
      6 magnums                               per lot $1200-1500                 (91-94pts)
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                                                                                 3 bottles                                  per lot $600-800




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828   Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998                      837   Sine Qua Non White - Vintage 1998
      owc                                                                        Backward and Forward
      “… a candidate for the "Wine of the Vintage," was produced                 “…the wine has surprisingly lively acidity for its richness and
      from yields of.9 tons per acre. There are only 1100 cases, and             massive power. Notes of white peaches, honeyed apricots,
      it is the first Halan Estate to be composed of 100% Cabernet               coconut and exotic fruits (was it mango or passion fruit?)
      Sauvignon. A spectacular achievement…It is hard to believe                 challenge the olfactory senses. Full-bodied, dry, and thickly-
      that a wine such as this has emerged from 1998.”(95pts)                    textured, it should be another remarkable and individualistic
      3 bottles                                per lot $750-1000                 white wine from Elaine and Manfred Krankl.”(92pts)
                                                                                 6 bottles                                 per lot $500-700
829   Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998
      owc
                                                                           838   Pahlmeyer Chardonnay - Vintage 1998
      1 magnum                            per lot $750-1000
                                                                                 3 bottles                           per lot $220-300

830   Harlan Estate Red - Vintage 1998                                     839   Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1999
      The Maiden                                                                 “The outstanding dark ruby-colored 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon
      owc                                                                        exhibits root beer, caramel, black cherry, clove, juniper, and
      “The 1998 Maiden is prodigious. I know it is tempting to pooh-             jammy blackberry aromas. This sweet, candied, plump, plush
      pooh second wines, but this is no afterthought from owner Bill             effort is loaded with blackberries, spice, and an assortment of
      Harlan and the winemaking team of American Bob Levy and                    sweet, dark fruits. Sultry, opulent, and highly concentrated, it
      Frenchman Michel Rolland. The 1998 Maiden (770 cases)                      will drink well for nearly a decade.”(90-92pts)
      possesses a dense purple color and a knockout nose of cocoa,               6 bottles                                  per lot $450-600
      prunes, blackberries, plums, and cassis. Spicy, with moderate
      tannin, and a viscosity and richness akin to beef blood, it is a     840   Leonetti Cellars Merlot - Vintage 2000
      gorgeous, concentrated, thick effort.”(91pts)                              6 bottles                              per lot $350-450
      3 bottles                                  per lot $300-400
                                                                           841   Clarendon Hills Shiraz - Vintage 1999
831   Jones Family Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1998                             Astralis
      3 bottles                            per lot $240-320                      “A saturated purple color offers up concentrated blackberry
                                                                                 fruit intermixed with licorice and barbecue spice. The wine is
832   Merus Cabernet Sauvignon - Vintage 1999                                    large-scaled, very intense, with a multi-dimensional, layered
      “There are 325 cases of the 1999. It is a blend of 93%                     personality. This wine should be at its best in about 7-8 years.
      Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot. The                    Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025.”(92pts)
      wine was made from fruit picked extremely ripe, aged largely               6 bottles                                per lot $800-1100
      in French new oak. The 1999 has an opaque blue/purple color,
      as well as a gorgeous nose with scents of blackberry liqueur         842   Torbreck Shiraz - Vintage 1999
      intermixed with cassis. This high quality, spicy wine is full              The Factor
      bodied, big, and rich, with a long, silky-textured finish. Again,
                                                                                 3 bottles                                   per lot $200-260
      purity, symmetry, and intensity are hallmarks of this wine.”
                                                                                           _____________________________
      (92-94pts)
      6 bottles                                   per lot $700-900
                                                                             VINTAGE WILLIAMS SELYEM OF AN
833   Adrian Fog Pinot Noir - Vintage 2000                                  EAST COAST COLLECTOR. ALL WINES
      Hawkeye                                                                PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM THE
      6 bottles                                  per lot $600-800             WINERY AND PROPERLY STORED.
834   Araujo Estate Syrah - Vintage 1998                                   843   Williams Selyem Pinot Noir
      Eisele Vineyard                                                            Rochioli Vineyard
      3 bottles                                  per lot $400-500                - Vintage 1988                                     (2)
                                                                                 - Vintage 1989                                     (2)
                                                                                 - Vintage 1990                                     (2)
835   Flowers Pinot Noir - Vintage 2000
      Sonoma Coast                                                               - Vintage 1991                                     (2)
                                                                                 - Vintage 1992                                     (2)
      6 bottles                                  per lot $350-450
                                                                                 - Vintage 1993                                     (2)
                                                                                    Above 12 bottles                       per lot $1500-2000
836   Sine Qua Non Syrah - Vintage 1999
      The Marauder
      “The outrageously rich 1999 The Marauder (100% Syrah                 844   Williams Selyem Pinot Noir
      from the Alban, Stolpman, and Bien Nacido vineyards) is                    Olivet Lane
      tightly-structured, but crammed with blackberry and cassis                 - Vintage 1994                                    (2)
      fruit infused with subtle notes of camphor and licorice. Full              - Vintage 1992                                    (2)
      and rich, it is a candidate for 14-18 years of graceful                    - Vintage 1993                                    (2)
      evolution.”(95pts)                                                            Above 6 bottles                          per lot $420-550
      3 bottles                               per lot $600-800


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845   Williams Selyem Pinot Noir                                           853   Château Margaux
      Ferrington Vineyard                                                        Margaux
      - Vintage 1994                                    (1)                      - Vintage 1957 1hs, 1htms, 1ltl, 2bsl1sdc,,      (2)
      - Vintage 1993                                    (1)                                     excellent color and condition
      - Vintage 1992                                    (1)                      - Vintage 1961 htms, bsl, ex. color condition (1)
         Above 3 bottles                          per lot $200-280                  Above 3 bottles                         per lot $600-750

846   Williams Selyem Pinot Noir                                           854   Château Mouton Rothschild - Vintage 1966
      Russian River Valley                                                       Pauillac
      - Vintage 1992                                    (1)                      vhs, lbsl, nl, gsl, spc, excellent color and condition
      - Vintage 1993                                    (1)
                                                                                 1 bottle                                      per lot $130-160
      - Vintage 1994                                    (2)
      - Vintage 1990                                    (1)                855   Château d'Yquem
      - Vintage 1991                                    (1)                      - Vintage 1985 Château Y (dry wine)                 (2)
         Above 6 bottles                          per lot $400-500               Château Haut Brion Blanc
                                                                                 - Vintage 1979 2bsl, 2wasl                          (2)
847   Williams Selyem Pinot Noir                                                 Château Laville Haut Brion
      - Vintage 1994 Ferrington Vineyard                  (2)                    - Vintage 1985 lwrl                                 (1)
      - Vintage 1994 Coastlands                           (2)                       Above 5 bottles                          per lot $480-650
      - Vintage 1993 Cohn Vineyard                        (2)
      - Vintage 1989 Olivet Lane                          (2)
                                                                           856   Corton Charlemagne - Vintage 1994
         Above 8 bottles                          per lot $450-600
                                                                                 Bonneau du Martray
                                                                                 2nl, 2lbsl
848   Williams Selyem Pinot Noir                                                 2 bottles                                   per lot $100-140
      - Vintage 1994 Russian River Valley       magnum(1)
      - Vintage 1993 Sonoma Coast               magnum(1)
                                                                           857   Marcassin Pinot Noir - Vintage 1996
      - Vintage 1992 Olivet Lane                magnum(1)                        Marcassin Vineyard
         Above 3 magnums                          per lot $480-650               wasl
                                                                                 “The current release is the outstanding 1996 Pinot Noir
                                                                                 Marcassin Vineyard (275 cases). In order to get a snapshot of
849   Williams Selyem Pinot Noir - Vintage 1991                                  what this wine is really about is to recognize that it is
      Russian River Valley                                                       reminiscent of the finest grand crus I have tasted from such
      2 magnums                              per lot $320-420                    sites as Clos de la Roche and Clos St.-Denis.”(95pts)
                                                                                 1 bottle                                  per lot $400-500

                                                                           858   Turley Petite Syrah
850   Williams Selyem Pinot Noir - Vintage 1990
                                                                                 - Vintage 1994 Aida Vineyard                        (2)
      Rochioli Vineyard
                                                                                 - Vintage 1995 Aida Vineyard                        (1)
      2 magnums                              per lot $600-800
                                                                                 - Vintage 1993 Hayne Vineyard                       (2)
                _____________________________
                                                                                 - Vintage 1995 Hayne Vineyard nl                    (1)
                                                                                    Above 6 bottles                          per lot $500-650
      ODDS AND ENDS OF A NEW YORK
          COLLECTOR. ALL WINES                                             859   Turley Zinfandel - Vintage 1995
       STORED IN IDEAL CONDITIONS.                                               Aida Vineyard nl                                   (1)
                                                                                 Black Sears Vineyard 2lscl, 1nl                    (3)
851   Château Cheval Blanc - Vintage 1979                                        Duarte Vineyard                                    (2)
      St. Émilion
                                                                                    Above 6 bottles                          per lot $450-600
      1nl, 2lbsl, 1sdc
      2 bottles                                   per lot $200-260         860   Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay - Vintage 1994
                                                                                 “The 1994 possesses good underlying acidity and structure, but
                                                                                 its finest attributes are the ripeness and thick, honeyed,
                                                                                 viscous, mouthfilling, spring flower blossom, honeyed apple,
852   Château Latour - Vintage 1964
      Pauillac                                                                   and peach/apricot-like flavors presented in a full-bodied
      2hs, 1htms, 1cc, excellent color and condition                             style.”(93pts)
      “Still lively and full, this rich, fully mature wine has at least          5 bottles                                per lot $240-350
      15-20 more years of longevity. The dark opaque garnet/purple                          _____________________________
      color is followed by Latour's classic nose of minerals, walnuts,
      and cassis. Full-bodied, concentrated, and rich, the 1964                          END OF SESSION.
      Latour is clearly the Pauillac of the vintage.”(91pts)
      3 bottles                                    per lot $450-600
                                                                                      SECOND SESSION BEGINS
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