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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,

2000 Harlan Estate

1.5ltr

Heavily depressed cork

WE  98   
WS  94   
ST  93-96   
RP  91   

2002 Harlan Estate

1.5ltr

RP  100   
WS  99   
WE  99   
ST  97   
JR  19   

2007 Harlan Estate

1.5ltr

RP  100   
VN  98   
ST  97   
JS  97   
WS  96   
JR  17+    

2001 Harlan Estate

2-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

RP  100   
WS  96   
ST  96   

2004 Harlan Estate

3-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

RP  98   
WE  98   
WS  97   
ST  95+    

2018 Harlan Estate

2-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

JS  100   
WS  99   
VN  98+    
WA  97-100   
JD  97-99   
JR  18   

2018 Opus One

1.5ltr

JS  99   
WA  98   
JD  97   
VN  95   
WS  94   
JR  18   

2018 Opus One

3-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

See item details for bottle notes

JS  99   
WA  98   
JD  97   
VN  95   
WS  94   
JR  18   

2003 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

Capsule condition issue; label condition issue

WE  94   
WS  93   
RP  92   
2 available
Bid *

2020 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

5 available
Bid *

2020 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

3 available
Bid *

2020 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

3.0ltr

2 available
Bid *

2001 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

RP  96   
WS  93   
WE  93   

2002 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

6.0ltr

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

RP  96   
WS  93   
WE  91   

2008 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

3.0ltr

RP  94   
WS  94   
ST  93   

2014 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

WS  91   
3 available
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2017 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

2 available
Bid *

1978 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 9.0ltr

Capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; light writing on label; signed by the winemaker; Case condition issue

RP  98   

2012 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

WS  97   
VN  97   
RP  95   
JS  95   

2018 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

JS  97   
JD  97+    
WA  96+    
WS  96   
VN  94-97   

2019 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

JD  99   
WA  98   
JS  98   
VN  97-98   
3 available
Bid *

1997 Joseph Phelps Insignia

3.0ltr

RP  100   
WS  97   
ST  94   
JR  17   
WS  #5 of 2000   

2007 Joseph Phelps Insignia

1.5ltr

RP  99   
WE  97   
WS  96   
ST  94   
JR  17   

2008 Joseph Phelps Insignia

1.5ltr

WA  97   
JS  95   
WS  94   
ST  93+    
WE  93   

2002 Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

Etched bottle

RP  100   
ST  95   
WS  94