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2012

February 16th WineGavel Online Auction Ending 11PM PST 8PM EST

SELECT LOTS CATALOG An auction of Fine and Rare wines featuring several collections including a pristine vertical of Shafer Hillside Select, 1997-2007 in 6 bottle original wooden cases. Other notable lots include 12 bottles of 2000 Ch창teau Petrus, a 10 case parcel of 2006 Ch창teau La Mission Haut-Brion, and 3 bottles of 1988 Romanee Conti.


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Modern Classics From A Diligent Rocky Mountain Collector A selection from a carefully procured and well looked after collection where astute bidders will find opportunities to enhance their own cellars with the following two dozen or so lots.

Château Ausone 2004 Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’ Saint-Émilion "Pretty aromas of crushed blackberry, with hints of ash and light earth. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Goes on and on. Such class. Sleek and racy." WS 95.

Carruades de Lafite 2005 Pauillac “Pungent aromas of currant, cherry skin, leather, graphite, olive and flowers. Suave, minerally and penetrating, with lovely energy and floral lift.” IWC 91. 1

2 bottles

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Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘B’ Saint-Émilion “Beautiful aromas of ripe blackberry and raspberry aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Layered and delicious. Gorgeous.” WS 94.

Chapelle d'Ausone 2001 2

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2 bottles

per lot $1500-2200

Château Angelus 2003

per lot $650-850

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

3 bottles

2 bottles

per lot $350-450

per lot $450-650

Château Cheval Blanc 2000 Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’ Saint-Émilion “...a sweet nose of menthol, melted licorice, boysenberry, blueberry, and cassis. A broad wine with compelling purity, a layered texture, and sweet tannin, with hints of coffee and earth in the background... It is a legend in the making..." WA 99.

Chapelle d'Ausone 2005 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 3

4 bottles

per lot $900-1300

Chapelle d'Ausone 2006

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Saint-Émilion Grand Cru "Its dense ruby/purple hue is followed by an extraordinary bouquet of spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis, and hints of boysenberries as well as blueberries. …medium to full body, and stunning concentration, purity, and texture…" WA 91. 4

6 bottles

2 bottles

per lot $1700-2200

Château Cheval Blanc 2004

Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’ Saint-Émilion "Intense aromas of tar, blackberry and wet earth, with just a hint of tobacco and flowers. Full-bodied, chewy and long. Extracted, yet turns caressing and velvety in texture. Broad- shouldered and muscular for this estate.” WS 94.

per lot $1100-1500 8

6 bottles

per lot $1600-2200

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Château Pavie 2001

Château Lafite Rothschild 1999

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru "One of the candidates for wine of the vintage... The inky/ruby/purple-colored 2001 exhibits a tight but promising nose of crushed stones, a liqueur of blackberries, cherries, and black currants, and subtle smoke and licorice in the background. Powerful, with impressive elegance, fine harmony among its elements, a multi-layered texture, it has a finish that lasts for 50+ seconds...” WA 96. 9

5 bottles

Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac "This prodigious wine is both elegant and intensely flavored, and almost diaphanous in its layers that unfold with no heaviness. An opaque ruby/purple color is accompanied by a complex bouquet of lead pencil, graphite, cedar, creme de cassis, toast, and vanilla. It is medium-bodied, with extravagant layers of richness yet little weight, and a finish that is all sweetness, ripeness, and harmony." WA 95.

per lot $900-1200 13

2 bottles

per lot $1600-2000

Château Mouton Rothschild 1996 Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac "Gorgeous aromas of spices, berries, chocolate and raspberries introduce this pedigreed bottling. A glorious young wine that gets better and better as you taste it, it's full-bodied and incredibly silky, with superintegrated tannins and a long, long aftertaste. Best after 2004." WS 94. 10

1 bottle

Château Lafite Rothschild 2000

Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac "...a dark ruby/purple color and an extraordinarily youthful nose of graphite, black currants, sweet, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and flowers. The wine is rich, medium to full-bodied, but has that ethereal elegance and purity that is always Lafite." WA 98+.

per lot $450-600 14

3 bottles

per lot $6000-7500

Château Haut-Brion 2003 Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pessac Leognan “The blockbuster 2003 Haut-Brion (13% alcohol) possesses extremely high tannin, but that component is well-concealed by a cascade of mulberry, blackberry, cherry, and plum-like fruit. There is even a hint of figs under the blue and red fruit spectrum…A wine of both power and finesse, it will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring, and keep for 25-30.” WA 95. 11

2 bottles

Château Lafite Rothschild 2003 Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac "...a ripe version of the essence of Lafite-Rothschild. Dense purple-colored, with classic notes of graphite intertwined with melted licorice, creme de cassis, smoke, and flowers, it reveals extraordinary richness, opulence, power, purity, intensity, and viscosity." WA 100.

per lot $700-950 15

1 bottle

per lot $1200-1600

Château Lafite Rothschild 1995

Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac "...a dark ruby purple color, and a sweet, powdered mineral, smoky, weedy cassis-scented nose. Beautiful sweetness of fruit is present in this medium-bodied, tightly-knit, but gloriously pure, well-delineated Lafite. ...it is beautifully made with outstanding credentials, in addition to remarkable promise." WA 95. 12

2 bottles

per lot $1600-2000

Château Lafite Rothschild 2005 Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac "...a dark ruby/purple color in addition to that exceptional Lafite perfume of graphite, spring flowers, crushed rocks, and sweet black cherry and black currant fruit that exudes class and nobility." WA 96+. 16

2 bottles

per lot $2400-3200

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Les Forts De Latour 2003

Château Margaux 2004

Premier Grand Cru Classé, Margaux "...a superb blue/purple color to the rim as well as sweet aromas of flowers, blueberries, creme de cassis, licorice, and smoke, superb fruit intensity, medium body, classic elegance, and silky, sweet tannin in the long finish." WA 93.

Pauillac "...a dense ruby/plum/purple color in addition to notions of cold steel, lead pencil shavings, and creme de cassis. Full-bodied, opulent, heady, rich, and lush" WA 92. 17

2 bottles

per lot $500-700

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Les Forts De Latour 2005

4 bottles

Premier Grand Cru Classé, Margaux "…a dense opaque blue/purple color as well as an extraordinary bouquet of spring flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, creme de cassis, licorice, and, despite its having spent two years in 100% new wood, only a subtle touch of toasty oak. Although full-bodied, the wine seems light on its feet because of the silky tannins as well as the great gravel terroir from which it comes. Beautiful purity, length, and nobility define this modern day classic." WA 98+.

per lot $900-1200

Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux Margaux —2000 WA 90. —2003 WA 92. —2005 WA 91. 19

2 bottles

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per lot $1800-2400

Château Margaux 2006

4 bottles

above 10 bottles

per lot $1500-2000

Premier Grand Cru Classé, Margaux "...the quintessential Château Margaux, as well as the paradigm for this estate, combining measured power, extraordinary elegance, and admirable complexity. ...The color is opaque purple. The wine offers extraordinarily pure notes of blackberries, cassis, pain grille, and flowers, gorgeous sweetness, a seamless personality, and full body, with nothing out of place." WA 99. 2 bottles

2 bottles

4 bottles

Château Margaux 1996

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per lot $1200-1500

Château Margaux 2005

Pauillac "...much of the same character as Latour, but sweeter tannins, more obvious and forward fruit, medium to full body, and a more seductive, plusher style…" WA 92. 18

3 bottles

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Premier Grand Cru Classé, Margaux "...sweet aromas of melted licorice, underbrush, toast, plums, and black cherries. Outstanding density, a medium to full- bodied style, ...possesses moderately high tannins as well as plenty of aging potential." WA 92. 3 bottles per lot $1500-2200

per lot $1300-1700

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Château Palmer 2000

Chapoutier Le Pavillon 1998

Deuxiéme Grand Crus Classé, Margaux "The saturated purple color offers up sexy, full-bodied, almost masculine notes of roasted meats, blackberries, and creme de cassis intermixed with notions of toast, smoke, and camphor. ...The wine is opulent, rich, and full-bodied, with tannin that has become sweeter with age." WA 95. 24

2 bottles

per lot $600-850

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Ermitage "The 1998 Ermitage Le Pavillon flirts with perfection... again. Revealing a striking bouquet of violets, blackberries, smoke, licorice, and minerals, it is luxuriously rich, fullbodied, and layered on the palate. It is a wine with a finish that lasts beyond a minute. Remarkably, yields were a mere 10 hectoliters per hectare." WA 98. 3 bottles per lot $650-850 ___________________________

Château Palmer 2005 Deuxiéme Grand Crus Classé, Margaux "Aromas of incense, burning embers, black currants, plums, licorice, and flowers are followed by a fullbodied Margaux... The abundant acidity and tannins are beautifully coated by the wines exceptional fruit extract and overall harmony and richness." WA 97. 25

3 bottles

per lot $750-1000

Château d'Yquem Ygrec 2000 Bordeaux Supérior 26

3 bottles

per lot $450-600

Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux 2005 Margaux "Intense citrus and tropical fruit aromas of warm grapefruit, lemon curd, pineapple and a fair amount of cedar. The rich, full bodied palate provides refreshing medium to high acidity balancing the concentrated toasted almond and lemon pie flavours." WA 93. 27

3 bottles

per lot $450-600

Jayer-Gilles Echézeaux du Dessus 1996 Grand Cru, Côtes de Nuits 28

2 bottles

per lot $650-850

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“The Shafer Vertical: 1997-2007” Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select 2007 From a long time collector and wine lover who purchases his wines on release directly through the mailing list and cellars in impeccable storage.

Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

“An inky/blue/purple color is followed by sweet aromas of blueberries, blackberries, charcoal and subtle toast. The wine possesses fabulous concentration, a seamless/flawless personality, a textbook integration of alcohol, wood, tannin and acidity, an almost endless finish and a voluptuous texture.” WA 98+.

Consistency, Elegance and Power Founded in 1972, Shafer Vineyards is arguably one of the most impeccably run wineries in the world. To this day it remains a family operation and consistently produces one of the world’s most profound and noteworthy Cabernet Sauvignons—Hillside Select. Hillside Select is the utmost embodiment and essence of Shafer’s finest choice fifty-acre parcel in Napa Valley’s renown Stags Leap. Vines are planted on southern, southeastern, and western slopes where sunlight and heat help to achieve optimal ripeness while cool afternoon breezes and evening chill retain acidity; volcanic soils reach no deeper than eighteen inches before hitting weathered bedrock, providing desirable stress to the vines. After spending nearly thirty-two months in 100% new oak, the resulting wine is heralded among discerning connoisseurs as a benchmark and First Growth of the New World. Consistently, vintage after vintage Hillside Select possesses a distinctive and concentrated blend of elegance, finesse, power and intensity—as well as the capability to age for decades.

Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select 2006 “A candidate for one of the top ‘wines of the vintage,’ it reveals beautiful aromas and flavors of grilled meats and herbs intertwined with extravagant amounts of blackberry and cassis fruit, licorice, and charcoal. Extremely fullbodied, pure, deep, and layered, this is another prodigious Hillside Select.” WA 97.

Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select 2005 “A black purple color, stunningly sweet fruit, and a gorgeous bouquet of underbrush, forest floor, creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, and toasty barrique are found in this ripe, full-bodied, deep, stunningly well-balanced, substantial wine with undeniable complexity as well as richness.” WA 97.

Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select 2004 “A much sexier, opulent, flamboyant style of wine with notes of black currant liqueur intermixed with toasty new oak, charcoal, smoke, barbecue spices, and oodles of fruit, this wine has fabulous richness in an exuberant, sexy style, and a long, heady layered finish with nothing out of balance. The integration of acidity, tannin, wood, and alcohol are brilliant.” WA 97.

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Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select 2003

Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select 1998

“A dense purple color is followed by aromas of graphite, charcoal, sweet cherries, black currants, licorice, minerals, and subtle oak. Full-bodied, powerful, and layered, this gorgeously concentrated wine is revealing more tannic structure than the 2002...” WA 95.

“…a candidate for wine of the vintage. …Its opaque purple color is accompanied by gorgeous aromas of graphite, vanilla, black currant liqueur, and minerals. This rich, full-bodied Cabernet offers sweet tannin, a layered texture, and a finish that lasts for 45-50 seconds.” WA 94.

Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select 2002 “One of the world’s most extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignons… A dark purple color is accompanied by a gorgeously powerful nose of pure creme de cassis, pain grille, flowers, licorice, and spice box. Full-bodied with multiple dimensions, superb purity, layers of fruit, and a blockbuster finish, it is an amazing offering.” WA 100.

Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select 2001 “…an avalanche of creme de cassis, wood smoke, toast, licorice and spring flower characteristics. Super full-bodied with fabulous fruit purity, a broad, expansive mouthfeel, lots of glycerin and a huge upside, this 2001 is still an infant at age ten, but it is approachable as well as compelling to smell and taste. …one of the great young, legendary classics from Napa Valley.” WA 100.

Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select 2000 “…a seriously endowed wine. Deep ruby/purple to the rim, with a gorgeous nose of creme de cassis, licorice, graphite, spice, and cedar, it is more forward than most vintages, but full-bodied, concentrated, and beautifully seductive.” WA 93.

Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select 1997 “…as spectacular as Cabernet Sauvignon can be. The soaring bouquet of sweet, lavishly rich black currants, plums, cherries, toast, minerals, and smoke cascades from the glass. Opaque purple-colored, extraordinarily intense, and full-bodied, yet amazingly well-balanced… One of the greatest young Cabernet Sauvignons I have ever tasted, it represents the quintessential Napa Cabernet, combining both elegance and power.” WA 99.

1997-2007 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select 1999

11 six bottle original wooden cases, pristine condition

“A saturated opaque purple color is followed by scents of vanilla, blackberry liqueur, crushed minerals, and a hint of white flowers. There is stunning intensity, tremendous purity, full body, and a remarkable, seamless finish… A brilliant effort!” WA 97.

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66 bottles

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Choice Wines From a Well Connected

East Coast Cellar Château L'Evangile 1990

Château Lafite Rothschild 1970

Pomerol Lot 36 in neck, labels nicked, lightly bin soiled, Lot 37 base neck or better, labels stained, heavily torn, bin soiled "...a complex effort with lots of cedar, sweet caramelized black raspberries and cherries as well as hints of licorice and underbrush." WS 95.

Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac Base neck or better,labels lightly bin soiled,two labels torn, one nicked capsule 31

3 magnums

per lot $3200-4500

Château Lafite Rothschild 1985

Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac Lot 32 in neck, labels water stained and bin soiled, Lot 33 in neck, labels stained and heavily bin soiled, 1 capsule nicked “...open-knit and ripe, with fine tannins, sweet, medium- bodied, mineral, and cassis-scented flavors, fine depth, and a graceful, harmonious feel.” WA 90. 32

3 magnums

per lot $4800-6500

33

2 magnums

per lot $3200-4200

36

3 magnums

per lot $1200-1600

37

2 magnums

per lot $800-1200

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Rare Large Format Petrus Château Petrus 1981

Château Latour 2004

Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac "...the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2004 Latour exhibits a strong cassis character intermixed with notes of crushed rocks, earth, cedar, and forest floor. Racy, elegant, but powerful with medium to full body, and sweet tannin...a very impressive offering." WA 95. 34

6 half bottles

Pomerol In neck, lightly scuffed label and capsule 38

per lot $1300-1700

Petrus From A California Collector

Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac Base neck or better "The rich, complex, well-developed bouquet of oriental spices, toasty oak, herbs, and ripe fruit is wonderful. On the palate, the wine is also rich, forward, long, and sexy." WA 90. 5 bottles

per lot $4000-5500

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Château Mouton Rothschild 1985

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1 double magnum

per lot $1500-2000

Château Petrus 1979

Pomerol Top shoulder, excellent label “…a firm backbone of silky tannins and sweet black olive, vanilla and berry aromas and flavors.” WS 90. 39

1 bottle

per lot $1000-1200

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The Magical 2000 Petrus From a World Class New England Collection Château Petrus 2000

Pomerol Original wooden case “A magical effort from Petrus, the 2000 has continued to gain weight and stature. …it is a perfect wine… The color is inky plum/purple to the rim and the nose, which starts slowly, begins to roar after several minutes, offering up scents of smoke, blackberries, cherries, licorice, and an unmistakable truffle/underbrush element. On the palate, this enormous effort is reminiscent of dry vintage port, with fabulous ripeness, a huge, unctuous texture, enormous body, and a colossal 65-second finish.” WA 100.

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Jewels From a Major Collection Château Lafite Rothschild 1973

Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac Four very top shoulder, one top shoulder, all capsules nicke and lightly corroded, one lightly wine stained label 43

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12 bottles

5 bottles

per lot $3500-4500

per lot $60,000-75,000

Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1961

Grand Cru, Pessac Léognan Very top shoulder, lightly stained label “One of the greatest 1961s…it remains a thick, rich, super-aromatic wine with a textbook Graves bouquet of tobacco, barbecued meats, minerals, spices, and sweet red and black fruits. Dense, full-bodied, alcoholic, and super-rich, this soft, opulently-textured wine makes for a fabulous drink. Absolutely stunning!” WA 100.

A Cache of La Mission Haut-Brion Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2006 Grand Cru, Pessac Léognan Original wooden cases "Dense ruby/purple-colored, it possesses a boatload of tannin, but with coaxing, tobacco leaf, sweet black currant, burning ember, and blue fruit characteristics emerge. It is going to be a beauty, but like many of the top 2006s, considerable patience is required." WA 95. 41

120 bottles

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per lot $60,000-80,000

Grand Cru "In 1988 there are 575 cases of Romanee-Conti. Consumers should be deliriously happy, considering there were only 225 cases in 1987…one of the fullest and most tannic examples of Romanee-Conti I have tasted this decade. It may even outlive the otherworldly 1985. It is staggeringly concentrated with a bouquet that almost defies articulation. There is no doubting what it is and who made it. It is a flashy, dramatic wine with astonishing length and mystique.” WA 97.

Grand Cru, Pessac Léognan Original wooden cases “The 2007 La Mission Haut Brion, a candidate for wine of the vintage, exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue along with notes of melted licorice, blueberries, cassis, burning embers, and charcoal, sweet tannin, medium to full body, a fleshy mouthfeel, and an endearing succulence as well as lushness.” WA 92. 120 bottles

per lot $45,000-65,000

per lot $2000-2800

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti RomanéeConti 1988

Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2007

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1 bottle

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3 bottles per lot $42,000-55,000 _______________________________

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Cataloging & Bottle

BOTTLE SIZES

Condition Notes Neck Levels for Bordeaux Bordeaux Shaped Bottles

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Neck Level – The level is into the neck of the bottle. This is a normal level for wines less than 10 years old. In wines 10-30 years old, a neck level usually indicates pristine storage history.

Half bottle ..................................................................... .375ml Bottle ............................................................................ .750ml Magnum ........................................................................ 1500ml Double Magnum ........................................................... 3000ml Jeroboam, Burgundy ...................................................... 3000ml Jeroboam, Bordeaux ...................................................... 4500ml or 5000ml (5.0 from 1978 until present) Imperial ......................................................................... 6000ml (equivalent to 8 bottles) Methuselah .................................................................... 6000ml Salmanazar .................................................................. 9000ml (equivalent to 12 bottles) Balthazar .................................................................... 12000ml Nebuchadnezzar ......................................................... 15000ml Melchior ...................................................................... 18000ml

BN – Bottom Neck level: acceptable for wines 10-20 years old. In bottles 20-30 years old, a base neck level is an excellent level and usually indicates excellent storage history.

Neck Levels for Burgundy and Burgundy Shaped Bottles

VTS – Very Top Shoulder level: acceptable level for wines 20 to 30 years old. Considered excellent for bottles older than 30 years. Generally indicates that a wine has been properly cellared.

Measurements are normally taken below the cork, if visible.

TS – Top Shoulder level: acceptable for wines 30-40 years old. In bottles older than 40 years, a top shoulder level usually indicates good storage history. US – Upper Shoulder level: acceptable for wines 40-60 years old. In bottles older than 60 years, an upper shoulder level usually indicates excellent storage history. For mid-20th century or older wines that have not been reconditioned, this is considered an acceptable level. For bottles with excellent storage history, risk of oxidization is low. MS – Mid Shoulder level: acceptable for wines 60 years old or older, unless they were previously re-conditioned. If the cork is sound and the bottle has an excellent storage history, risk of oxidization is low to moderate. LS – Low Shoulder level: usually an indication that the wine is spoiled. Bottles with this level are rarely sold by reputable auction houses. SPECIAL NOTES Often producers in Burgundy fill their bottles close to the top of the bottle. This practice sometimes results in some seepage when the cork is inserted. Unless the ullage is severe for the age of the wine, seepage for Burgundy or for wines in Burgundy shaped bottles is usually not a sign of poor storage. NECK LEVELS FOR CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES Generally, Champagne bottles have a long foil capsule. Measurements for Champagne therefore are measured “below the foil”. In certain instances where the foil is damaged or the bottom of the cork is visible, measurements will be taken “below the cork”. NOTE ABOUT ORIGINAL CASES WineGavel does not open most cases that are 10 years old or less if the original packaging is intact. For cases that are opened, we make every effort to retain the integrity of the original packaging.

1.5 cm or better: normal level for wines that are 10 years old or less and a good level for wines aged from 10-20 years. 2 to 3 cm: acceptable level for wines 10-25 years old and an exceptional level usually indicating excellent storage for wines more than 25 years old. 3 to 4 cm: acceptable level for wines 25-40 years old and a very good level for wines older than 40 years. 4 to 5.5 cm: acceptable level for wines 40-60 years old and an excellent level for any wine older than that. Cork condition and clarity of wine need to be taken into account for wines with this level of ullage and are sometimes noted in the cataloguing process. 6 cm or more: generally considered acceptable for wines older than 60 years. Storage history is highly relevant for bottles with this degree of ullage. Tasting notes marked with “BH” are from Allen Meadows’ Burghound. www.burghound.com Tasting notes marked with “WA” are from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. www.erobertparker.com Tasting notes marked with “WS” are from the Wine Spectator. www.winespectator.com SPECIAL NOTICE WineGavel Fine and Rare Wine Auctions makes every effort to evaluate and measure the ullage levels on wines more than 25 years old, but sometimes corks in older wines can lose their elasticity, causing slight variations in the level from the date of inspection until the date of sale. In rare instances, corks in very old bottles can fail during shipment. Please be aware that shipping insurance does not cover corks falling into the bottle during transportation.

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Buying at WineGavel CONDITIONS OF SALE Bidders should read though the “Conditions of Sale” printed in this catalog as they state the terms of purchase of all lots sold by WineGavel. CATALOG LAYOUT Wines are normally grouped by individual consignments and introduced by a heading that provides information about the storage history and provenance of the wines. Each lot contains information about the wine, size, and quantity of bottles. An index listing all of the wines grouped by region is posted at the end of the catalog. CATALOGING AND DESCRIPTION OF WINES WineGavel makes every effort to verify that all wines were properly stored prior to being delivered to our temperature and humidity controlled warehouse. Every bottle has been diligently inspected by the WineGavel team and then described as accurately as possible at the time this catalog was published. Buyers of older and more fragile wines are advised to take proper considerations for natural variations of ullage and general condition No returns will be accepted as stated in the Conditions of Sale. TASTING NOTES From time to time we use tasting notes in our catalogs from some of the world’s leading wine critics. Where applicable, the most recently dated tasting note is used. In certain instances, we use only the critic’s point score. Additionally, certain wines may be followed by a tasting note from a WineGavel staff member or associate. Information regarding such notes can be found in the Cataloging and Bottle Condition Notes section of this catalog. AUCTION VALUE ESTIMATES Each lot contains an estimate with the expected range of prices that the given lot may sell for. All values are based on current market prices for similar or identical wines. The condition of wines is generally taken into consideration, particularly in older bottles. Please note that estimates do not include any buyer’s premium or sales tax. VIEWING OR INSPECTING WINES PRIOR TO AUCTION

BIDDING AT WINEGAVEL All wines are offered in lot format. The auctioneer has the sole discretion of altering the lot number, format, or bidding increments during the auction. Consignors and their agents are not allowed, under any circumstance, to bid on their own consigned property. Live bidding will be available online through our live internet bidding system. Please visit our website, www.WineGavel.com for more information. BIDDING INCREMENTS $100 to $500 $500 to $1000 $1000 to $2000 $2000 to $3000 $3000 to $5000 $5000 to $10000 $10000 to $20000 $20000 to $30000 $30000 to $50000 $50000 to $100000

by $20, $50, $80 by $50 by $100 by $200 by $200, $500, $800 by $500 by $1000 by $2000 by $2000, $5000, $8000 by $5000

Above $100000 at the auctioneer’s discretion the auctioneer may vary the increments at his or her discretion at any time during the auction.

ABSENTEE BIDDING PRIOR TO SALE Customers who are unable to attend the auction in person can submit absentee bids and WineGavel will bid on their behalf. In the event that duplicate bids are received, the earliest bid received by WineGavel will be executed. Absentee bids are accepted through our website, www.WineGavel.com, by telephone, fax, or mail. Please see the Absentee Bid Form in the back of the catalog. Bids should be submitted 48 hours prior to the sale for proper processing. Valid credit card information must be submitted with bids. We reserve the right to require written confirmation and/or bank references for all bids and may perform credit card preauthorization’s up to the total amount of your bids. If bids are submitted with incorrect bidding increments, WineGavel reserves the right to round the bids down to the correct increment.

Some lots may be available for pre-auction viewing. Appointments must be made at least 48 hours in advance for any such viewing. REGISTERING TO BID We encourage all interested bidders to register with us no less than 48 hours prior to the auction. Bank references, personal identification, and a major credit card may be required to bid at WineGavel. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1.800.774.2130 or bids@winegavel.com to complete the registration process. A major credit card and/or driver’s licenses will be required as identification. Bidders must be at least 21 years old and may be required to show proof of age. Bidding will be by paddle or bidder number only, and all successful bids are subject to the Conditions of Sale.

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Buying at WineGavel BIDDING BY PHONE ON THE DAY OF THE SALE Live telephone bidding is available on the day of the sale, but on a limited basis only. Please make all arrangements in advance. Bidders who wish to bid live by telephone must provide WineGavel with all of the lots they wish to bid on beforehand. Bidders should consider leaving written bids as well, which will be executed on their behalf if WineGavel is unable to make contact by telephone on the day of the sale. LIVE ONLINE BIDDING Live online bidding is available at www.WineGavel.com/auction. Bidders should register to bid online 48 hours before the auction. The registration process for online bidding is the same as absentee, live, or phone bidding. Please note that WineGavel offers these bidding services as a convenience to our bidders, and cannot be held responsible for any failure to execute bids.

SHIPPING YOUR WINES Instructions for Collection and Delivery will be mailed with each invoice and /or sent as an attachment to an e-mail sent out following successful bids for each sale. WineGavel recommends temperature controlled truck delivery for all purchases. Please refer to the “Collection and Delivery of Wine” section of this catalogue for further details. HANDLING AND STORAGE CHARGES Any purchased lots that are uncollected more than 30 days after the sale, unless specifically noted, will be subject to a $12 per lot, per month storage fee.

INVOICING AND PAYMENT Bidders will receive an invoice via mail or email upon close of the auction, and payment is due upon receipt. Payment will be accepted in U.S. dollars only and in the following forms only: wire transfer, check drawn from U.S. banks only, money orders, direct debit via ACH initiation, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Each buyer has a $10,000 credit card limit per auction. By using a credit card as payment, the buyer waives his or her right to request chargebacks, even if such a right is granted otherwise. To make payment via wire transfer, please direct funds to: Bank of America American Canyon, CA Routing Number: 121 000 358 Swift Code: BOFA US 3N Account#: 2716842615 If payment of an invoice is delinquent for more than 14 days, Wine Gavel reserves the right to charge the buyer’s credit card on file for any outstanding moneys owed, including late fees and credit card processing fees. Payments received later than 21 days after an invoice is issued will incur a late fee of 1% of the total purchase price. An additional late fee of 1% of the total purchase price may be charged every seventh day thereafter until full payment is made. BIDDERS WHO HOLD CURRENT LICENSES License holders who bid with WineGavel should provide any pertinent information regarding their license in advance of the day of the auction. Please make sure all documentation is current. WineGavel will then be able to process those relevant purchases through our California wholesale license. SALES TAX For purchases, taxation is determined by the point of delivery. We are required by law to collect any and all state and local taxes from purchasers who collect their wines in Napa or have their purchases shipped inside of California, unless the purchase is deemed to be nontaxable. WineGavel and our accounting department, at its sole discretion, will determine if a transaction is non-taxable.

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Collection & Delivery Form Please fax the Collection & Delivery Form to 415.742.8035 in order to arrange for payment and expedite the shipment of your purchases. For further information or collection and delivery assistance, please call 707.598.3278 or email logistics@winegavel.com. Please note that shipments will not be made without the buyer contacting WineGavel.

PAYMENT FOR SHIPPING Payment Method: __ American Express __ Visa __ Check __ Money Order

_____________________________________________________ CREDIT CARD NUMBER

CUSTOMER PICK UP Successful Bidders can pick up their wines at WineGavel in Napa. Please contact the warehouse at 707.598.3278 for an appointment. Please allow 48 hours for preparation of your lots. DELIVERY To expedite the delivery of your wine, please supply the following information as soon as possible after the auction. Lots cannot be split for delivery to different addresses without additional surcharges.

__ MasterCard __ Wire Transfer

EXPIRATION DATE SEC. CODE

___________________________________________________________ CARD MEMBER SIGNATURE ___________________________________________________________ NAME AS IT APPEARS ON CARD ___________________________________________________________________________ BILLING ADDRESS FOR CREDIT CARD ___________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS

TYPE OF DELIVERY

___________________________________________________________________________ ATTENTION

***Please allow 5-7 business days for delivery instructions to be processed.***

___________________________________________________________________________ DELIVERY ADDRESS

Note: All prices include packing materials and up to $100 of insurance coverage. For extra insurance, please enquire. Boxes are individual packages containing 1-12 bottles with gross weights of 4-40 lbs. per box.

___________________________________________________________________________ CITY STATE ZIP

__ Bay Area Delivery Service (Napa, Sonoma, San Francisco, Alameda etc.) (local) Approx. $15 per box, $45 minimum. Please inquire with logistics@winegavel.com for routes and schedules.

___________________________________________________________________________ DAYTIME TELEPHONE EMAIL ADDRESS

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

__ Common Carrier Ground Service $20-70 per box

__ Call prior to deliveries (local deliveries only)

__ Second Day air service $24-140 per box

__ Ship Original Wooden Cases and/or Original Cartons if available.

__ Next Day air service $36-200 per box __ Fully licensed temperature trucking, (allow 3 weeks) please inquire with logistics@winegavel.com for routes, rates and schedules. We offer a regularly scheduled pallet transport to New York and Los Angeles. __ Customer Pickup at WineGavel’s Storage Facility, Napa, subject to handling charges of $5 per box (no packing), $2 per bottle (mixed box) and packing materials costs of $4-$8 box. Customer Pickup Date________________

Note: For all air shipments, a $12 charge per item will apply for all original packaging. All original packaging will be automatically shipped apart unless the client requests WineGavel to discard it on their behalf gratis. Charges depend on service and the type, dimensions, and weight of the packaged materials. Please call for an estimate. __ Please do not ship original cartons Further Instructions ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________

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reasonable), and to hold the non-complying bidder liable for any deficiency in the purchase price attending such resale, as well as for all charges, costs and expenses incurred in both sales, and all incidental damages. In no event shall any surplus arising from such resale be payable to the non-complying bidder.

Conditions of Sale PREMIUM AND PAYMENT The buyer’s premium for WineGavel™ Fine and Rare Wine Auctions is 20% Payment is due within 14 days after each sale. Please see “Buying at WineGavel™ for further instructions on payment for wines. 1.800.774.2130 415.283.3236 info@WineGavel.com PLEASE NOTE: We will not be held responsible for typographical errors on lots, and reserve the right to withdraw such lots from each sale. CONDITIONS I. All estimates are per lot as numbered in the catalog. We reserve the right to withdraw, divide or group lots prior to sale. WineGavel™ and/or the auctioneer may have a direct or indirect ownership interest in any or all lots in the sale resulting from ownership or purchase by WineGavel™ of the lots (or an agreement to purchase), or from an advance of monies or property to the seller, or a guarantee of minimum proceeds made by WineGavel™ to the seller. II. The highest bidder shall prevail. Should any dispute arise between bidders, the decision of the auctioneer as to the successful bidder and the re-offering or resale of the lot under dispute shall be final. The auctioneer shall regulate the bidding and reserves the right to refuse any bid believed by him not to be made in good faith. Any bid which is merely, or which is merely a nominal or fractional advance over the previous bid, may be rejected by the auctioneer, at his discretion. Neither we nor the auctioneer shall be liable for errors and omissions in executing instructions to bid, whether caused by our negligence, the auctioneer’s negligence, or otherwise. III. Any lot in this sale may be subject to a reserve. The auctioneer or its agent shall have the right to bid on behalf of the seller for any lot subject to a reserve. The auctioneer may open bidding on any lot by placing a bid on behalf of the seller or the auctioneer and may further bid on behalf of the seller or the auctioneer by placing successive or consecutive bids for a lot or by placing bids in response to other bidders. Any “hammer” price listed is the price for which a lot closed on the floor at the sale (or a reserve price), and such prices do not indicate whether or not any lot met its reserve price if such a price had been established. Bid only as much as you are prepared to pay as in most cases, bidders will pay their top bid. IV. E-Mail, Fax, or Telephone Bidder. A successful e-mail, fax or telephone bidder will be notified of lots purchased and must remit payment before the lots are shipped. Payment must be received by us within fifteen (15) days of notification. Delivery to a successful bidder will be based on the instructions given by the customer in the “Collection and Delivery Form” which will be included with payment. V. Title shall not pass to the buyer until full payment is received by WineGavel™. VI. VI. If a bidder shall fail to comply with these Conditions of Sale, then, as to any lot with respect to which such failure to comply occurs, we shall be entitled (but not obligated), at our sole discretion, to resell the lot or cause it to be resold by public or private sale, without notice to the bidder and in any manner of sale (whether or not commercially

VII. If WineGavel™ takes any action to enforce these Conditions of Sale, or to secure payment of any amount due to us from a bidder or purchaser, the defaulting bidder or purchaser shall be liable for all legal and other costs and expenses incurred by us, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees. VIII. Successful bidders agree to pay for lots as specified above and no credit will be extended. A late payment charge of 1 1/2% per month shall be imposed on overdue payments. A minimum monthly surcharge of $10 shall apply. All lots purchased in California are subject to sales tax, unless the purchaser is a licensed entity, in which case any and all documentation regarding that entity’s license(s) must be submitted to WineGavel™ prior to each sale. A 20% Buyer’s Commission will be added to all purchases. Lots will be considered as paid when all fees, including but not limited to, shipping, handling, late charges, purchase price, commissions, and any and all sales or use taxes are paid in full. VIII. Successful bidders agree to pay for lots as specified above and no credit will be extended. A late payment charge of 1 1/2% per month shall be imposed on overdue payments. A minimum monthly surcharge of $10 shall apply. All lots purchased in California are subject to sales tax, unless the purchaser is a licensed entity, in which case any and all documentation regarding that entity’s license(s) must be submitted to WineGavel™ prior to each sale. A 20% Buyer’s Commission will be added to all purchases. Lots will be considered as paid when all fees, including but not limited to, shipping, handling, late charges, purchase price, commissions, and any and all sales or use taxes are paid in full. IX. All agents will be personally liable and responsible for the purchases of those persons they represent, and for other costs and expenses which would be the responsibility of the buyer under these terms and conditions. X. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to negligence, will WineGavel™, its officers, directors, employees, agents, or affiliates be liable to any bidder or any third party for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business, loss of poets, loss of opportunity, or business interruption) arising out of participation in any auction, or the placing or acceptance or rejection of any bid, or the sale (or failure to consummate a sale) for any lot or lots, or resulting from failure or breach of security, mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletions, or loss of files or data, errors, defects, delays in operation or performance, regardless of the cause including, but not limited to, acts of God, communication failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to WineGavel™ Fine and Rare Wine Auction’s computer network, programs or services, or for any claim by any other party. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this agreement, the exclusive remedy for all damages, losses and causes of action which a bidder or other person or entity participating or involved in any auction may incur or suffer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), equity, at law or otherwise, shall be to recover damages in an amount that is not in excess of the wholesale value of any lot that may be the subject of any such dispute. XI. In the event of any dispute under these Conditions of Sale, or any dispute between the auctioneer and bidders, or between any parties

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requesting inspection of any of the lots of the auctioneer, or between persons offering their lots to be auctioned and the auctioneer, the exclusive jurisdiction and venue over any such dispute shall be in the Federal and state courts having jurisdiction and located in San Francisco, California, the parties waiving any other jurisdiction or venue to which they may be entitled.

to the premises of WineGavel™ or where the Property was purchased in the same condition as the Property was in at the time of the sale. We act only as an agent for the consignor and make no independent warranty of any kind.

XII. The auction is being conducted by WineGavel™ and no individual auctioneer, employee, officer or director of WineGavel™, shall be held to any personal liability hereunder for negligence or otherwise. XIII. The placing of a bid shall constitute acceptance and agreement of these Conditions of Sale. XIV. Warranty Information, Buyer’s Remedies: (i) All property is sold “as is”, and neither WineGavel™ nor the consignor make any guarantees, warranties or representations, expressed or implied, with respect to the property, except as to warranty of title. WineGavel™ will only accept returns in the instance of an obvious or egregious cataloging error on the part of WineGavel™. Buyers will have 14 days after the sale to bring forth any issue regarding any lot. (ii) Neither WineGavel™ nor the consignor make any representations or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with respect, but not limited to any of the following characteristics of the property: age, authenticity, provenance, physical condition, importance, size, quality, quantity, parity, value, historical references or significance, material, source, or origin. (iii) All information in the catalog or elsewhere, concerning the characteristics mentioned in (ii) above, is offered to the bidders as a statement of opinion only. It is not intended to contain statements of fact for which we or the consignor may be held liable. This disclaimer of liability on our part applies whether the information is included in the catalog, advertisements, announcements, or communicated through our representatives, bill of sale or elsewhere, and whether written or oral. (iv) Neither WineGavel™, nor the consignor, shall be responsible for ensuring the correctness or accuracy of descriptions or other information in this catalog or elsewhere. #e bidder assumes the full responsibility to inspect and evaluate the Property to his or her complete satisfaction prior to any purchase. The bidders and buyers must make an independent judgment about (1) the Property, (2) its value, and (3) descriptions or other information about the property. We may, without in any way diminishing the disclaimers of liability contained in this Paragraph and elsewhere, mention in the description of the lot, significant damage, although this does not include all faults, imperfections and deficiencies. (v) Neither WineGavel™ nor the consignor make any warranty or representation, express or implied, concerning the re-marketing of any wines purchased at our auctions. (vi) These estimates provided by WineGavel™ are merely our opinion of the price that a willing buyer might pay for the Property at auction. The actual price that might be realized at auction or upon sale of the Property may be substantially divergent from these estimates. We shall not be liable in any way for such estimate or divergences in the final selling price. (vii) If there is any breach of a warranty of title, buyer’s sole remedy shall be to rescind the sale and receive a refund of the purchase price, including the buyer’s commission. This means that neither we, nor the consignor, shall have any liability for other damages, such as but not limited to , direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages. No refund will be made until the Property is returned at buyer’s expense

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