1 – 750 ml bottle each – 11 bottles total
The CBWCF is fortunate to have a friend in Virginia Rountree! She has reached into her cellar once again to compile this beautiful assembly of very high scoring, delicious wines, many of which are not available without mailing list access. Bid high on this lot as we remember Tree and his love for fine wines!
Continuum Red Wine 2013 – RP 97+
A flawless, potential masterpiece in the making, the dense ruby/purple color, beautiful notes of blueberry, black cherry, graphite and a touch of earth and background smoke are followed by a full-bodied wine with gorgeous integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol. The tannins are present and substantial, but silky and well-integrated. This is a tour de force from Tim Mondavi and his team – a masterpiece of power and finesse that, although approachable now, should age gracefully for at least another 25-30 years.
Promontory 2011 – RP 94+
This wine exhibits a dense purple color, a big, sweet nose of licorice, scorched earth, espresso bean, camphor and sweet blackcurrants and blackberries.
BOND Melbury 2006 – RP 94
This wine has a dense plum/purple color and a big, sweet, scorched earth, creme de cassis and blueberry nose, with hints of charcoal, spice box and graphite. Rich, well-made, and showing exceptionally well, it is a wine that will certainly evolve for 25 or more years.
Harlan Proprietary Red Wine 2014 – RP 98
The deep garnet-purple colored wine offers up subtle cassis, black cherries and crushed blackberry notes with tons of savory and earthy layers: forest floor, black soil, charcoal and dried herbs, plus wafts of violets and rare beef. Full-bodied and built like a brick house in the mouth, it has loads of tense, muscular fruit with many layers of earth, savory and spice nuances emerging, finishing with epic length.
Colgin Cariad Proprietary Red Wine 2013 – RP 98
This blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot shows great intensity, with a slightly more burning ember and scorched earthiness to it, giving it a Graves-like character. The wine is full-bodied, rich, layered and should evolve over the course of 30+ years.
Colgin IX Syrah 2013 – RP 98
Its blackberry fruit, charcoal, acacia flowers, grilled meats and beef tartare notes are all beautifully presented in a pure, succulent, opulent style. This is amazing juice, and a great example of a singular style of Syrah from Napa Valley.
Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – RP 96
This is a killer wine. Aged in a combination of Darnajou and Taransaud barrels, this wine displays notes of dark espresso, blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, a dense, full-bodied mouthfeel, a fabulous texture and 50+ second length. This amazing example is one of the great Hourglass wines made to date and should drink well for 25 or more years.
Peter Michael L’Esprit des Pavots 2014 – RP 90
This wine is silky, lush and approachable, with low acidity and notes of black olive tapenade intermixed with graphite, blackberry, cassis and smoke. It is full-bodied and plush!
Pride Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – RP 93+
A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, with 59% coming from Napa and 41% from Sonoma, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is very deep garnet-purple colored and is scented of crushed black currants, black cherries and black raspberries with touches of Mediterranean herbs, damp soil and unsmoked cigars. Medium-bodied, finely crafted, vibrant and with bags of poise, it is a wine that delivers quiet intensity while leaving a lasting impression.
Tierra Roja Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 –WS 95
This beauty offers a distinctive core of rich dark cherry flavors, with a twinge of sour cherry candy amid the dense mix of red and dark fruit. The tannins are tight and gripping, holding on through the long, deep finish.
Dakota Shy Next Chapter Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – WS 94
Impressive for the rich, focused core of spicy dark berry flavors, the frame of cedar oak, and the mix of grit and chewy yet agreeable tannins. The charming purity of fruit keeps this dancing.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the William F. Rountree Fund