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2019 Premiere Napa Valley Auction Antinori-Antica Cabernet Franc

ITEM 8556568 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$155
Item Sold Amount Date
I8626422 1 $140 Jan 8, 2023
I8612400 1 $140 Jan 1, 2023
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RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

...offers up a whole range of varietal Cabernet Franc aromatics married to a rich, opulent expression of Napa Valley fruit...

90Jeb Dunnuck

...lots of ripe black cherry and chocolaty dark fruits as well as herbal, tobacco, and coffee nuances. Nicely textured, medium-bodied and balanced...

PRODUCER

Premiere Napa Valley Auction

Premiere Napa Valley is an annual barrel tasting and wine auction open only to the wine and beverage trade. Held each February in St. Helena, Calif., the auction is sponsored by Napa Valley Vintners, a professional association of 250 Napa Valley wineries. Proceeds from the auction support the organization’s educational and other programs. The auction is an important event in the wine industry because members make special cuvées for the auction. Winemakers make a barrel or less of their auction cuvées. Premiere Napa Valley wines, which are Cabernet Sauvignons or other red varietals, are not widely available to the public. Restaurateurs and retailers who purchase these cuvées market them as the “best of the best.” As part of our commitment to bringing rare and fine wines to our customers, WineBid.com participates in the Premiere Napa Valley auction and each year purchases a cuvée which we offer exclusively through our auctions.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Atlas Peak

Atlas Peak AVA is perched above the Stags Leap AVA to the northeast of the city of Napa. Elevation ranges from 760 to 2,600 feet, and temperatures are up to 15 degrees cooler in the Atlas Peak vineyards compared with vineyards in the valley. There are 1,500 vineyard acres planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The appellation was named for Atlas Peak, which, at 2,633 feet above sea level, is the highest peak in the area.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Franc

This is a parent grape to Cabernet Sauvignon. It most likely originates from Basque country. It is an excellent blending grape, known for making the exquisite Cheval-Blanc. Franc is a little hardier on a vine than Sauvignon, but drinks smoothly at the table.