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Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 1981 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello Jimsomare" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon. Paul Draper joined Ridge as winemaker in 1969; in 1971, he moved production to the old Monte Bello winery. During the seventies, Ridge worked with the Schwabacher family to replant the nineteenth-century cabernet vineyards on their land further down the mountain, and in 1978 these young plantings produced the first Jimsomare Cabernet. For the complete Ridge collector.
Starting Bid: $260.00

Bid on this 10-bottle lot of 1981 Latour, Pauillac (OWC - 93DC) in original wood. Decanter: "Often the measure of a great terroir and producer are the so-called off vintages, which frequently surprise and delight to punch far above their weight. The 81 Latour is a classic case in point. From an unheralded year, this particular bottle had clearly been kept in fabulous condition. The youthful colour is not dissimilar to the 96 and the nose still provides plenty of primary Cabernet-based fruit (classic cassis, lead pencil and cedar) with some tertiary notes in the background. Then a lovely attack on the palate; dry with very correct blackcurrant fruit, balsam, a hint of savoury iron rust and a vein of autumnal forest floor. Gentle, melting tannins, medium weight and a clean acidic cut enable the wine to glide effortlessly across the tastebuds. The finish is harmonious, long and cries out for another bottle. In short, a textbook claret which is now at its drinking best, even more so with a
Starting Bid: $3,500.00