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2012 Buoncristiani Cabernet Sauvignon

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ITEM 8071856 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
ag2 1 $50 $50
anabr3 1 $50 $50
2 $50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8072146 1 $50 Jan 23, 2022
I8071856 2 $50 Jan 23, 2022
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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

...vibrant, with a rich, zesty core of blackberry, wild berry, currant, cassis, cedar and loamy earth. Full and persistent throughout, with ripe, chewy tannins...

92Vinous / IWC

Open-knit and voluptuous ...expressive dark raspberry fruit, spice, mint and French oak. Silky tannins...

PRODUCER

Buoncristiani

Buoncristiani Family Winery was founded in 1999 by the four Buoncristiani brothers. Matt, Jay, Aaron and Nate are Napa Valley natives who worked with their dad on small vineyards he tended. The estate produces red, white and rose wines that impress critics. Buoncristiani wines have received ratings in the mid- to high-90s from Robert M. Parker Jr. Annual production is about 6,000 cases.

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,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.