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1998 Burgess Enveiere

ITEM 7983715 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
thbre $40 $40
$40
Item Sold Amount Date
I7983715 1 $40 Oct 24, 2021
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PRODUCER

Burgess

Burgess Cellars was founded in 1972 in Napa Valley by Tom Burgess. Burgess was a pilot from Ohio, first in the military and later a commercial pilot, who developed a taste for European wines. Today the 110-acre estate at the foot of Howell Mountain is run by Tom and his son Steve. Burgess makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Syrah.

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,