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2013 Martin Estate Six Barrel Red

ITEM 7983514 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Amount Total
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8010184 1 $20 Nov 28, 2021
I8010183 1 $20 Nov 28, 2021
I7964685 4 $25 Oct 3, 2021
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PRODUCER

Martin Estate

Martin Estate Winery dates its history to 1887, when Henry H. Harris purchased land from the historic estate of George Yount. Harris built a winery and it was in operation until Prohibition. It was at times leased to Georges de Latour, and the Harris winery was the site of the first crush sold under the Beaulieu Vineyard label. In 1996 Greg and Petra Martin purchased the 12-acre Martin Estate, which is in Rutherford. The winemaker is Aaron Pott, who was named 2012 Winemaker of the Year by Food & Wine Magazine. Pott was winemaker at Chateau Troplong Mondot and Chateau La Tour before returning to Napa. The estate grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and a small amount of Merlot.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,