Auction 16.06.2001

Christie's
Los Angeles

Date of the auction: 16.06.2001

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Beringer Vineyards, Private Reserve, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997

AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF FINE WINES FROM AN EAST COAST CONNOISSEUR'S CELLAR Removed from professional storage Beringer Vineyards, Private Reserve, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997 Napa Valley Parcel lots: 1-2 1 dozen bottles per lot

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$350 - US$500

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Beringer Vineyards, Private Reserve, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997

AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF FINE WINES FROM AN EAST COAST CONNOISSEUR'S CELLAR Removed from professional storage Beringer Vineyards, Private Reserve, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997 Napa Valley Parcel lots: 1-2 1 dozen bottles per lot

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$350 - US$500

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Beringer Vineyards, Sbragia Limited Release, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997

Beringer Vineyards, Sbragia Limited Release, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997 Napa Valley Parcel: lots 3-4 "Given 100 new French oak aging, it represents Chardonnay at its richest and most intense. When I recently served my guests my last bottle of 1994 Sbragia Limited Release, my guests went ga-ga over the

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Beringer Vineyards, Sbragia Limited Release, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997

Beringer Vineyards, Sbragia Limited Release, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997 Napa Valley Parcel: lots 3-4 "Given 100 new French oak aging, it represents Chardonnay at its richest and most intense. When I recently served my guests my last bottle of 1994 Sbragia Limited Release, my guests went ga-ga over the

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Chalone Vineyard, Reserve, Chardonnay--Vintage 1994

Chalone Vineyard, Reserve, Chardonnay--Vintage 1994 Napa Valley "Combines ripe, intense pear, honey, and butterscotch flavors with a sense of elegance and finesse." Wine Spectator's California Wine, Second Edition, 1999 6 magnums per lot

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$240 - US$380

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Chalone Vineyard, Reserve, Chardonnay--Vintage 1996

Chalone Vineyard, Reserve, Chardonnay--Vintage 1996 Napa Valley "The powerful, full-bodied, concentrated 1996 Chardonnay Reserve is significantly richer than the regular bottling, exhibiting a long, layered, impressively endowed personality." Robert Parker, Wine Buyer's Guide (Fifth Ed.) 1 dozen

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$220 - US$350

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Kistler Vineyards, Durell Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1995

SUPERB KISTLER SELECTIONS Kistler Vineyards, Durell Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1995 Sonoma Valley "Remarkably complex and concentrated, serving up lots of intense fruit flavors, with notes of ripe pear, citrus, fig, toasty oak and hazelnut." Wine Spectator's California Wine, Second Edition, 1999

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Kistler Vineyards, Durell Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997

Kistler Vineyards, Durell Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997 Sonoma Valley "Readers looking for a Chardonnay that possesses the tropical fruit spectrum, without completely abandoning the complex mineral character, will be pleased with the 1997 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard. The poor vigor of these

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Kistler Vineyards, Durell Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998

Kistler Vineyards, Durell Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998 Sonoma Valley "Always the last to be harvested (because of the extremely cool microclimate), the 1998 possesses considerable force and intensity, with a mineral, citrusy, lemon blossom, orange peel component, to its full-bodied richness

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Kistler Vineyards, Dutton Ranch, Chardonnay--Vintage 1994

Kistler Vineyards, Dutton Ranch, Chardonnay--Vintage 1994 Russian River Valley "Delicious. Brimming with ripe, juicy pear, apple, apricot and exotic spicy notes and toasty oak nuances." Wine Spectator's California Wine, Second Edition, 1999 1 dozen bottles per lot

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Kistler Vineyards, Dutton Ranch, Chardonnay--Vintage 1996

Kistler Vineyards, Dutton Ranch, Chardonnay--Vintage 1996 Russian River Valley "Steve Kistler has been making Chardonnay from this vineyard for more than a decade. The 1996: Starts out smoky and toasty, turning focused on ripe pear, fig, apricot and anise flavors, with a touch of hazelnut on the

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Kistler Vineyards, Dutton Ranch, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998

Kistler Vineyards, Dutton Ranch, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998 Russian River Valley Parcel: lots 12-13 "The 1998 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch is smoky, with copious quantities of exotic tropical fruits jumping from the glass. Pineapple, mango, and passion fruits immediately come to mind when tasting this

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Kistler Vineyards, Dutton Ranch, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998

Kistler Vineyards, Dutton Ranch, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998 Russian River Valley Parcel: lots 12-13 "The 1998 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch is smoky, with copious quantities of exotic tropical fruits jumping from the glass. Pineapple, mango, and passion fruits immediately come to mind when tasting this

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Kistler Vineyards, Kistler Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1996

Kistler Vineyards, Kistler Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1996 Russian River Valley "Tight, rich and concentrated, with a pretty array of creamy oak, custard, citrus, and pear flavors that fan out and gain nuance." Wine Spectator's California Wine, Second Edition, 1999 1 dozen bottles per lot

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$650 - US$850

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Kistler Vineyards, Kistler Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997

Kistler Vineyards, Kistler Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997 Russian River Valley "...a multi-dimensional wine with a rich, full-bodied, creamy texture, superb buttery, honeyed fruit, subtle pain grillé (toast), gorgeously rich fruit, white flowers, buttered popcorn and liquid gravel-like notes

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$650 - US$850

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Kistler Vineyards, McCrea Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1996

Kistler Vineyards, McCrea Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1996 Sonoma Mountain "Tightly reined in, intense and deeply concentrated, with an elegant, bright core of pear, anise, hazelnut, citrus and honeyed notes, lingering long and lively on the finish." Wine Spectator's California Wine, Second

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Kistler Vineyards, McCrea Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998

Kistler Vineyards, McCrea Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998 Sonoma Mountain "The 1998 Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard (made from an old, low producing Wente clone) exhibits a striking minerality in its lemony, buttery, citrusy style. Full-bodied and complex, it is reminiscent of a grand cru

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Kistler Vineyards, Vine Hill Road Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1996

Kistler Vineyards, Vine Hill Road Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1996 Russian River Valley "Tight and flinty, with rich pear, fig, anise, vanilla and hazelnut flavors that start out subtle, building up to a rich, complex aftertaste." Wine Spectator's California Wine, Second Edition, 1999 1 dozen

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Kistler Vineyards, Vine Hill Road Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997

Kistler Vineyards, Vine Hill Road Vineyard, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997 Russian River Valley "Medium to full bodied with excellent depth..." Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, Issue 120, 12/23/98 1 dozen bottles per lot

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Kongsgaard Chardonnay--Vintage 1998

Kongsgaard Chardonnay--Vintage 1998 Napa Valley "The 1998 Chardonnay, with the core part of the blend coming from his family's Stone Crest Vineyard in Coombsville, is even more intense and concentrated than the 1997. It is obviously made from lower yields as there are only 600 cases. The wine seems

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Landmark, Damaris Reserve, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998

Landmark, Damaris Reserve, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998 Sonoma Valley Parcel: lots 21-22 "Slightly bigger, toastier, and more buttery are the Damaris reserve selections. These wines tend to be fermented in new oak casks, and are bottled unfiltered after 12 months of lees contact. The 1998 Chardonnay

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Landmark, Damaris Reserve, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998

Landmark, Damaris Reserve, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998 Sonoma Valley Parcel: lots 21-22 "Slightly bigger, toastier, and more buttery are the Damaris reserve selections. These wines tend to be fermented in new oak casks, and are bottled unfiltered after 12 months of lees contact. The 1998 Chardonnay

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Martinelli Vineyard, Charles Ranch, Chardonnay--Vintage 1996

Martinelli Vineyard, Charles Ranch, Chardonnay--Vintage 1996 Sonoma Coast "Its light gold color is accompanied by copious quantities of honeysuckle, citrus, smoke, ripe peach and pearlike aromas and flavors. Full bodied with a chewy texture, this exquisite Chardonnay will drink well for several

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$280 - US$380

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Merryvale Vineyards, Silhouette, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997

Merryvale Vineyards, Silhouette, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997 Napa Valley In original carton "The intense honeyed orange and tropical fruit scents of the 1997 Chardonnay Silouette are accompanied by smoky oak, a creamy texture, and excellent richness and purity. Resembling a grand cru from Burgundy's

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$350 - US$480

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Peter Michael Winery, Cuvée Indigène, Chardonnay--Vintage 1992

WELL CELLARED PETER MICHAEL CHARDONNAYS Peter Michael Winery, Cuvée Indigène, Chardonnay--Vintage 1992 Knights Valley 9 bottles per lot

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$650 - US$900

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Peter Michael Winery, Cuvée Indigène, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998

Peter Michael Winery, Cuvée Indigène, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998 Sonoma Valley "There are only 470 cases of the 1998 Chardonnay Cuvée Indigène. The only wine to be completely fermented with 100 indigenous yeast, this Chardonnay is more restrained aromatically than its siblings, but it is terrific on

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$1,100 - US$1,500

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Peter Michael Winery, Cuvée Indigène, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998

Peter Michael Winery, Cuvée Indigène, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998 Sonoma Valley "There are only 470 cases of the 1998 Chardonnay Cuvée Indigène. The only wine to be completely fermented with 100 indigenous yeast, this Chardonnay is more restrained aromatically than its siblings, but it is terrific on

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,400

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Peter Michael Winery, Mon Plasir, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998

Peter Michael Winery, Mon Plasir, Chardonnay--Vintage 1998 Sonoma Valley "This full-bodied, honeyed, heady, powerful, densely concentrated effort includes flamboyant apricot/peach notes in addition to outstanding concentration and more depth and persistance than the superb 1997. It should drink well

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,100

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Newton Vineyards, Unfiltered, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997

Newton Vineyards, Unfiltered, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997 Napa Valley 6 bottles per lot

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$200 - US$280

Date: 16 Jun 2001

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Joseph Phelps, Ovation, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997

Joseph Phelps, Ovation, Chardonnay--Vintage 1997 Napa Valley In original carton 1 dozen bottles per lot

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$350 - US$480

Date: 16 Jun 2001