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1974 Clos du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1974 Clos du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (90JG). John Gilman: "The fruit for this bottling came from vineyards in the Stag’s Leap district and was first released by the winery in October of 1976 for $7.50 per bottle. This was only the third vintage for Bernard Portet at Clos du Val, as the inaugural vintage here was the 1972, so this was still very early days in the history of this estate. At our tasting, the 1974 Clos du Val was not as suave and refined in profile as the superb 1978 bottlings I wrote about a few months back, with a slight coarseness to the tannins on the backend that have reportedly been part of the profile of this wine since it was released, and which remain to this day. The winemaking is just not as fine-tuned here in ’74 as would be the case a few years later, and one has to assume Monsieur Portet was still feeling his way with fruit from the Stag’s Leap district, after having been born and raised in Bordeaux. That said, this is  

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1974 Clos du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 3)


End Date: Dec 21 2018 12:00PM PT

Current Bid: $305.00
Place Bid
JG 90

1974 Heitz Cellar "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L)
Bid on this magnum of 1974 Heitz Cellar "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) (98RP, 97JG). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I had this wine twice over a period of thirty days, rating it an astounding 99 and 98 points. A monumental California Cabernet Sauvignon, it appears to have approached its plateau of maturity but should easily last for 20-25 more years. There is no rust, amber, or brown to the saturated dark purple color. The spectacular, huge, Mouton-Rothschild-like nose of mint, cassis, lead pencil, and toast is remarkably youthful. Staggeringly concentrated, this full-bodied, super-rich wine possesses moderate tannin, fresh, lively acidity, and a blockbuster, rich, fleshy finish. This is a monumental effort! (RP)" (08/1994) 

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1974 Heitz Cellar "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) (qty: 1)


End Date: Dec 18 2018 5:30PM PT

Current Bid: $4,210.00
Place Bid
RP 98 JG 97

1974 Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L)
Bid on this magnum of 1974 Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) (94RP). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1974 Chappellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is pale brick in color and hits the dance floor with a gregarious baked cherries, dark chocolate and Ceylon tea nose with touches of allspice, Sichuan pepper and dusty earth. The palate is medium to full-bodied and packed with rich, decadent fruit, supported by ripe, plush tannins and finishing very long with the spice layers coming through. (LPB)" (05/2018) 

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1974 Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) (qty: 1)


End Date: Dec 22 2018 7:00PM PT

Current Bid: $1,045.00
Place Bid
RP 94

1974 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1974 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (93VN). Vinous: "Medium red. Sexy ripe aromas of plum, prune and dates are accented by cedar, eucalyptus and caraway seed. At once penetrating and suave on the palate, conveying a fine-grained texture and terrific energy for a 42-year-old Cabernet. Finishes with perfectly integrated, ripe tannins and lovely length and verve. Very sexy juice with considerable class. It strikes me that a bottle of this wine could not possibly cause a hangover. (ST)" (05/2016)  

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1974 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 3)


End Date: Dec 21 2018 6:00PM PT

Current Bid: $360.00
Place Bid
VN 93 JG 92

1974 Heitz Cellar "Angelica" California Dessert Wine
Bid on this bottle of 1974 Heitz Cellar "Angelica" California Dessert Wine. A fortified wine made from Mission grapes, this very special Heitz is California history in a bottle. From wine writer Richard Jennings: "93 points. Dark brown color with yellow meniscus; toffee, salty, dried fig, root beer essence, fig sauce nose; tasty, dense, rich, complex, dried fig, rich Christmas pudding palate; long finish (bottled in 1991)" (RJonWine.com, 10/2011) The winery offers the following description: "This 1974 vintage year Angelica dessert wine is made Mission grape variety, the same grape the early California missionaries used to make the highly respected original Angelica. Made in the tradition of its California heritage, we believe this is undoubtedly the best Angelica Heitz Cellars has ever offered. A luscious dessert wine, sweet on the palate, complexed by time and mellowed by oak wood aging. After 17 years of slowly aging in a cool stone cellar and then bottled in 1991, this flavorful am 

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1974 Heitz Cellar "Angelica" California Dessert Wine (qty: 1)


End Date: Dec 23 2018 10:30AM PT

Current Bid: $110.00
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1974 Sterling Merlot Napa Valley
Bid on this bottle of 1974 Sterling Merlot Napa Valley. John Gilman: "Ric Forman made a really lovely and long distance runner merlot in 1974, with some of the same depth and structural integrity of his two superb cabernet sauvignon bottlings in this vintage. The ’74 Merlot remains vibrant and at its peak, offering up scents of backed plums, saddle leather, cigar wrapper, a touch of petroleum jelly and a gentle tariness in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still quite rock solid at the core, with fine focus and grip, still a bit of backend tannin and impressive length on the very well-balanced finish. This does not quite match the cabernets in terms of complexity, but there is life and personality here! (Drink between 2017-2030)" (07/2018) 

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1974 Sterling Merlot Napa Valley (qty: 1)


End Date: Dec 17 2018 11:30AM PT

Current Bid: $97.00
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1974 Chateau Montelena Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1974 Chateau Montelena Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon (91RP). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Delicious when released, this wine continues to hold its rich, cassis, black-raspberry, and mineral-scented and flavored fruit amazingly well. It is supple, deep, and concentrated with no amber at the edge. There is some underlying acidity, but there is not a hard edge to be found in this fresh, clean wine with a persuasive finish. (RP)" (08/1994) 

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1974 Chateau Montelena Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 2)


End Date: Dec 22 2018 4:30PM PT

Current Bid: $380.00
Place Bid
RP 91

1974 Charles Krug "Vintage Selection Lot F1" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 1974 Charles Krug "Vintage Selection Lot F1" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (92JG). John Gilman: "The Lot F-1 'Vintage Select' is the last Krug wine made from Fay Vineyard fruit by the winery, and may well be the last of the great Charles Krug cabernet sauvignons that had ranked right up at the very pinnacle of California cabernet during the decades of the 1940s and 1950s. The 1974 Lot F-1 has been fully mature for many years but remains in full bloom on both the nose and palate, as it offers up a superb bouquet of dark berries, chipotle peppers, woodsmoke, herb tones, lovely soil nuances, tobacco, a touch of nutskin and a fantastic spice box of Indian spices in the upper register that just become more and more complex and vibrant with extended aeration. On the palate the wine is fullish, complex and velvety, with very little remaining tannins, but such fine balance that it will have no difficulty continuing to drink at a very high level for at least anothe 

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1974 Charles Krug "Vintage Selection Lot F1" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 3)


End Date: Dec 19 2018 9:30AM PT

Current Bid: $330.00
Place Bid
JG 92

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