Finest And Rarest Wine from an Important West Coast Collection

Christie's
3 May 2008, Beverly Hills

Date of the auction: 03.05.2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1994

Dominus--Vintage 1994
1 double-magnum per lot
DOMINUS Napanook is on the west side of the Napa Valley facing the town of Yountville, approximately one-third of the way up the valley. Historical records show that in 1836 George Yount, who gave his name to Yountville, planted the first vines of the

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,600

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1994

Dominus--Vintage 1994
1 impériale per lot
DOMINUS Napanook is on the west side of the Napa Valley facing the town of Yountville, approximately one-third of the way up the valley. Historical records show that in 1836 George Yount, who gave his name to Yountville, planted the first vines of the valley

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$2,400 - US$3,500

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1995

Dominus--Vintage 1995
1 double-magnum per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1995 Napa Valley In original wooden case "The 1995 Dominus (6,000 cases produced from a blend of 80 Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 Cabernet Franc, 6 Petit Verdot, and 4 Merlot) is a ripe, plummy, supple, expansively-flavored wine with copious

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus

Dominus
Above 3 magnums and 2 bottles per lot
Dominus Napa Valley --Vintage 1994 magnums (3) --Vintage 1995 (2) Above 3 magnums and 2 bottles per lot

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$2,200 - US$2,800

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1995

Dominus--Vintage 1995
6 magnums per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1995 Napa Valley Both lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 5-6 6 magnums per lot

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$2,400 - US$3,800

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1996

Dominus--Vintage 1996
1 double-magnum per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1996 Napa Valley All lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 9-13 "The 1996 Dominus, a blend of 82 Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 Cabernet Franc, 4 Merlot, and 4 Petit Verdot, tips the scales at 14.2 alcohol. Although this offering lacks the

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1996

Dominus--Vintage 1996
6 mgnums per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1996 Napa Valley All lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 9-13 "The 1996 Dominus, a blend of 82 Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 Cabernet Franc, 4 Merlot, and 4 Petit Verdot, tips the scales at 14.2 alcohol. Although this offering lacks the power

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$2,200 - US$3,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1996

Dominus--Vintage 1996
1 dozen bottles per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1996 Napa Valley All lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 9-13 "The 1996 Dominus, a blend of 82 Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 Cabernet Franc, 4 Merlot, and 4 Petit Verdot, tips the scales at 14.2 alcohol. Although this offering lacks the

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$3,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1996

Dominus--Vintage 1996
1 dozen bottles per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1996 Napa Valley All lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 9-13 "The 1996 Dominus, a blend of 82 Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 Cabernet Franc, 4 Merlot, and 4 Petit Verdot, tips the scales at 14.2 alcohol. Although this offering lacks the

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$3,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1996

Dominus--Vintage 1996
1 dozen bottles per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1996 Napa Valley All lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 9-13 "The 1996 Dominus, a blend of 82 Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 Cabernet Franc, 4 Merlot, and 4 Petit Verdot, tips the scales at 14.2 alcohol. Although this offering lacks the

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$3,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1996

Dominus--Vintage 1996
1 dozen bottles per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1996 Napa Valley All lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 9-13 "The 1996 Dominus, a blend of 82 Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 Cabernet Franc, 4 Merlot, and 4 Petit Verdot, tips the scales at 14.2 alcohol. Although this offering lacks the

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$3,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1996

Dominus--Vintage 1996
1 dozen bottles per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1996 Napa Valley All lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 9-13 "The 1996 Dominus, a blend of 82 Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 Cabernet Franc, 4 Merlot, and 4 Petit Verdot, tips the scales at 14.2 alcohol. Although this offering lacks the

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$3,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1997

Dominus--Vintage 1997
1 double-magnum per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1997 Napa Valley Lot 14-20 in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 15-16 and 17-20 "The 1997 Dominus, a blend of 86.5 Cabernet Sauvignon, 9 Cabernet Franc, and 4.5 Merlot, is showing fabulously well. With 14.1 alcohol and a pH that would

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1997

Dominus--Vintage 1997
6 magnums per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1997 Napa Valley Lot 14-20 in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 15-16 and 17-20 "The 1997 Dominus, a blend of 86.5 Cabernet Sauvignon, 9 Cabernet Franc, and 4.5 Merlot, is showing fabulously well. With 14.1 alcohol and a pH that would make

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$2,400 - US$3,800

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1997

Dominus--Vintage 1997
1 dozen bottles per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1997 Napa Valley Lot 14-20 in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 15-16 and 17-20 "The 1997 Dominus, a blend of 86.5 Cabernet Sauvignon, 9 Cabernet Franc, and 4.5 Merlot, is showing fabulously well. With 14.1 alcohol and a pH that would

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$3,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1997

Dominus--Vintage 1997
1 dozen bottles per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1997 Napa Valley Lot 14-20 in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 15-16 and 17-20 "The 1997 Dominus, a blend of 86.5 Cabernet Sauvignon, 9 Cabernet Franc, and 4.5 Merlot, is showing fabulously well. With 14.1 alcohol and a pH that would

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$3,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1998

Dominus--Vintage 1998
1 double-magnum per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1998 Napa Valley All lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 24-26 "The 1998 Dominus's dark ruby/plum color is accompanied by aromas of licorice, earth, plums, black fruits, and underbrush. While this medium-bodied 1998 possesses good

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1998

Dominus--Vintage 1998
6 magnums per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1998 Napa Valley All lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 24-26 "The 1998 Dominus's dark ruby/plum color is accompanied by aromas of licorice, earth, plums, black fruits, and underbrush. While this medium-bodied 1998 possesses good

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,500

Date: 3 May 2008

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Dominus--Vintage 1998

Dominus--Vintage 1998
1 dozen bottles per lot
Dominus--Vintage 1998 Napa Valley All lots in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 24-26 "The 1998 Dominus's dark ruby/plum color is accompanied by aromas of licorice, earth, plums, black fruits, and underbrush. While this medium-bodied 1998 possesses good

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,600

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1966

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1966
1 bottle per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1966 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Level: very top shoulder "Deep, the wine's extract almost visible it is so thick looking. An equally rich nose, almost malty yet developing a lovely fragrance. Sweet, full-bodied, yet tannic. Made as

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1979

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1979
4 bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1979 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Levels: base of neck; different importer slip labels "...a 'powerhouse', full of fruit and tannin. A year later, between the '78 and '88, all in impériales like some praetorian guard: crisp fruit on

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,200

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1981

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1981
6 bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1981 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Levels: four base of neck, two top shoulder; different importer slip labels "Opulent but blunt. A splendid pairing with the Ch Cheval Blanc at my Klassische Weindegustation in Zurich, surprisingly

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,200

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1983

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1983
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1983 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Levels: base of neck; lightly corroded capsules, different importer slip labels "Most recently, an impressive double magnum with crisp and agreeable fruit on nose and palate, good texture but

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1985

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1985
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1985 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel In original wooden case, missing lid Levels: base of neck; lightly corroded capsules "Equal top with Mouton, which had a fractionally finer bouquet, and Pétrus, the slightly better palate

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$9,000 - US$14,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1988

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1988
9 bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1988 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lots 34-35 in original wooden cases, missing lids Parcel: lots 34-35 "The 1988 Pétrus is reassuringly outstanding, but it is not a prodigious Pétrus. The healthy dark ruby/purple color is followed

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$9,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1988

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1988
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1988 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lots 34-35 in original wooden cases, missing lids Parcel: lots 34-35 "The 1988 Pétrus is reassuringly outstanding, but it is not a prodigious Pétrus. The healthy dark ruby/purple color is

Lot #: 34

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1988

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1988
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1988 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lots 34-35 in original wooden cases, missing lids Parcel: lots 34-35 "The 1988 Pétrus is reassuringly outstanding, but it is not a prodigious Pétrus. The healthy dark ruby/purple color is

Lot #: 35

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1989

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1989
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1989 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 36 label signed by Christian Moueix, slight signs of old seepage Lot 37-38 in original wooden cases; both lots with lightly glue stained labels, slight signs of old seepage; Lots 39-40

Lot #: 39

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1989

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1989
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1989 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 36 label signed by Christian Moueix, slight signs of old seepage Lot 37-38 in original wooden cases; both lots with lightly glue stained labels, slight signs of old seepage; Lots 39-40

Lot #: 40

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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Château Pétrus--Vintage 1990

Château Pétrus--Vintage 1990
1 dozen bottles per lot
Château Pétrus--Vintage 1990 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel Lot 40 different importer slip labels Lots 42-44 in original wooden cases Parcel: lots 42-44 "The phenomenally rich, well-endowed 1990 Pétrus has been magical from the first time I tasted it

Lot #: 42

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 3 May 2008