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2009 Ancien Mink Vineyard Pinot Noir

ITEM 8232709 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
10 $25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8275697 5 $20 Jun 19, 2022
I8263875 3 $20 Jun 12, 2022
I8254039 1 $20 Jun 5, 2022
I8243039 1 $20 May 29, 2022
I8213166 1 $25 May 8, 2022
I8194367 1 $25 Apr 24, 2022
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93Wine Spectator

Charming and graceful, this is intense, pure and focused, with vivid blackberry, raspberry, floral and black tea scents that turn elegant, gaining density on the finish.


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,


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.