I attended the 15th Premiere Napa Valley wine auction on February 25, and purchased some great auction lots! All of them are available for purchase on our website – www.goldengatewinecellars.com
The days leading up to the big event I tasted through and array of great wines that were offered at the auction. I was not successful in acquiring all the lots I intended to bid on – hopefully I can get some more clients together next year to help purchase some of these one-of-a-kind lots.
I also tasted some upcoming releases and I can tell you that the Napa Valley has a lot to offer in the years to come! The lots I purchased are: Robert Foley/Switchback Ridge 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ghostblock/Markham 2009 Cabernet Blend, Pahlmeyer 2009 (100%) Cabernet Sauvignon (from the same source as their “Piece de Resistance,” Detert 2009 Cabernet Franc (long time Right Hand man of Heidi Barrett at Revana and La Sirena) and Charnu 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon which was a real find!
Some of the other wines I bid on were Coho, Tetra, Ovid, Scarecrow, Textbook, Amuse Bouche, Lewis, Alpha Omega, Revana, Schrader, O’Shaughnessy, Arkenstone, Buccella, Boeschen, Kristine Ashe, Vineyard 29, Meteor, and Spottswoode. Their upcoming releases are amazing!!
For those who would like to me bid on certain lots in 2012, please get in touch ASAP. Most lots are 5 cases (some 10 and 20), which are exclusively produced for this auction. They are labeled with a private label as well! It would be great to have 5 people combine in a purchase so you get something very limited.
I had a few of my clients take me up on this offer, and soon they will be in possession of some one-of-a-kind Cabernets from Premiere Napa Valley 2011!