legendary status. Comparisons to first growth Bordeaux abound, but the wine is the concentrated essence of Napa Valley.
Additional offerings include a cache of mature Gaja, one of the best producers in Italy, featuring vintages back as far as 1978. Young Grand Cru white Burgundy from top producers and single-bottle lots of the Cult California Cabernet, Screaming Eagle are also available.
There is a strong presence of mature port at the sale featuring standout vintages from 1966, 1970 and 1977. One example of note is a Calem vintage port 1966 (lot 233, $650 to $950). Long considered the drink of the English Gentleman, port has recently seen an increase in interest and appreciation from collectors in the US.
Previews, Catalogue and Bidding
To arrange for a preview, please contact Marie Keep, Director of Skinner’s Fine Wines Department, at 508-970-3296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illustrated catalogue #2622B is available from the subscription department at 508-970-3240. It is also available at the gallery. Prices realized will be available at www.skinnerinc.com during and after the sale. Skinner's site also allows users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogues, and bid live in real-time through SkinnerLive!
Both fine wine enthusiasts as well as new collectors can learn more about the October 31 – November 8, 2012 online auction at http://www.skinnerinc.com/online-wine-auction.php, or by calling Michael Moser at 508-970-3133.
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