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2000 Viader

ITEM 8016631 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
chman0 2 $65 $130
2 $65
Item Sold Amount Date
I8063022 1 $65 Jan 9, 2022
I8016631 2 $65 Dec 5, 2021
I7943686 1 $66 Sep 5, 2021
I7943686 1 $65 Sep 5, 2021
I7915675 1 $60 Aug 8, 2021
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RATINGS

92Wine Spectator

Lots of attractive, up-front fruit pleasure, with a core of black cherry and blackberry shaded by cedar, mocha, coffee and leather. Finishes with a sense of elegance and ripe, integrated tannins. Best from 2004 through 2012.

89-92Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of blueberry, blackberry, violet, leather and dark chocolate. Supple and sweet, with lovely breadth and pliancy. A second barrel was a bit more vibrant, with black cherry, chocolate and mineral notes and suave, horizontal tannins...

PRODUCER

Viader

Viader Vineyards is on the slopes of Howell Mountain. It was founded in 1986 by Delia Viader, who was born in Argentina and educated in Europe before earning graduate degrees in the U.S. The estate’s 23-acre vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah. Viader is known for its Bordeaux-style blends. Viader typically receives complimentary reviews and scores in the 90s. California Wine Writer James Suckling has noted that at Viader “quality is very high; the wine is distinctive, complex and elegant.”

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,

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