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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,

2007 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  100   
WS  98   
ST  93-96   

2011 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  99   
VN  96+    
RP  91-94   

2018 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  100   
VN  98+    
JD  97   

2019 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

VN  100   
JD  98   

2007 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

3-bottle Lot, Wood Case

RP  100   
WS  98   
ST  93-96   

2011 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

3-bottle Lot, Wood Case

Hillsdale College
JS  99   
VN  96+    
RP  91-94   

2019 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon

3-bottle Lot, Wood Case

VN  100   
JD  98   

2010 Screaming Eagle Sauvignon Blanc

2017 Screaming Eagle Sauvignon Blanc

JD  91   

1980 Opus One

Lightly depressed cork; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

VN  95   

1980 Opus One

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

VN  95   

1987 Opus One

1.5ltr

Capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

WS  96   
VN  94   
WA  93   
JR  15.5   

1989 Opus One

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; signs of past seepage; base neck fill

1993 Opus One

1.5ltr

Capsule condition issue; elevated cork; signs of past seepage; base neck fill; light label condition issue

WA  93   
WS  92   
VN  90   
JR  17   

1999 Opus One

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

WS  93   
ST  93   
JR  18   

2003 Opus One

Light label condition issue

RP  94   
JS  93   
VN  90   
JR  18   

2003 Opus One

RP  94   
JS  93   
VN  90   
JR  18   

2004 Opus One

RP  96   
VN  93+    
JS  92   
ST  91+    
WS  90   
JR  18   

2009 Opus One

Light label condition issue

VN  94+    
ST  93   
JS  93   
WS  92   
2 available
Bid *

2012 Opus One

RP  96   
VN  96   
WS  93   
JR  17   
4 available
Bid *

2012 Opus One

Light label condition issue

RP  96   
VN  96   
WS  93   
JR  17   

2013 Opus One

JS  100   
RP  97+    
VN  94-96+    
WS  92   
JR  18.5   
2 available
Bid *

1985 Opus One

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 3.0ltr

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; Napa Valley Auction wine

1991 Opus One

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 3.0ltr

Light capsule condition issue; elevated cork; signs of past seepage

RP  92   
JR  17   

1992 Opus One

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 3.0ltr

Capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue; Napa Valley Auction wine

RP  92   
WS  92   
VN  90