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2016 Vine Cliff Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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ITEM 8265627 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Amount Total
jorou1 $65 $65
Item Sold Amount Date
I8265627 1 $65 Jun 12, 2022
I8206147 1 $75 May 1, 2022
I8166600 1 $80 Apr 3, 2022
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Vine Cliff

Vine Cliff was founded in 1871 in Oakville and was a successful winery through the early 20th century. It did not operate as a winery for much of the mid-20th century, until it was purchased in 1985 by Nell Sweeney. Today it is run by her son Rob and the estate has 25 acres of vineyards in Oakville and 12 in Carneros. Vine Cliff makes Chardonnay from the Carneros vineyards and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Oakville estate vineyards.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Oakville

Oakville AVA is one of the two or three most prestigious appellations in the United States. Located in the heart of Napa Valley, its 5,000 vineyard acres produce some of the world’s most acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, including such California “cult” Cabs as Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate. Before those boutique producers rose to fame in the 1990s, Oakville was already renowned as home to Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Groth Vineyards, among others. Along with the famous wineries, there are premier vineyards in this AVA, including Martha’s Vineyard and To Kalon Vineyard. To Kalon was first planted in 1868 by H.W. Crabb, one of California’s first viticultural researchers, and he named the vineyard after the ancient Greek phrase for “most beautiful.” Though many grapes can be successfully grown in Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. Merlot and Chardonnay are also frequently planted. Oakville Cabs are prized for their richness, complexity and weight. Oakville was designated as an AVA in 1993.


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.