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 valley on the location of Napanook vineyard, before selling the land in 1850 to Charles Hopper. Since...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 on the location of Napanook vineyard, before selling the land in 1850 to Charles Hopper. Since...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 quantities of black currant fruit. Full-bodied and low in acidity, it possesses exceptional...

Price: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 3 May 2008

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...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 power, intensity, and compelling characteristics of the 1991 and 1994, it is not far off the pace of...

Price: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 3 May 2008

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, intensity, and compelling characteristics of the 1991 and 1994, it is not far off the pace of those...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 power, intensity, and compelling characteristics of the 1991 and 1994, it is not far off the pace of...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 power, intensity, and compelling characteristics of the 1991 and 1994, it is not far off the pace of...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 power, intensity, and compelling characteristics of the 1991 and 1994, it is not far off the pace of...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 power, intensity, and compelling characteristics of the 1991 and 1994, it is not far off the pace of...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 power, intensity, and compelling characteristics of the 1991 and 1994, it is not far off the pace of...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 make many New World oenologists shudder (about 3.95), this wine is a fleshy, silky-textured, opulent...

Price: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 3 May 2008

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 many New World oenologists shudder (about 3.95), this wine is a fleshy, silky-textured, opulent wine...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 make many New World oenologists shudder (about 3.95), this wine is a fleshy, silky-textured, opulent...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 make many New World oenologists shudder (about 3.95), this wine is a fleshy, silky-textured, opulent...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 depth, a spicy, open-knit complexity, and ripe tannin, it does not have the size, depth, or...

Price: US$400 - US$600

Date: 3 May 2008

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 depth, a spicy, open-knit complexity, and ripe tannin, it does not have the size, depth, or dimension of...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 depth, a spicy, open-knit complexity, and ripe tannin, it does not have the size, depth, or...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 if the grapes had not been pressed but allowed to drip their sugar-laden juice. Last tasted April...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 nose and palate, 'classic', tannin - it was better with food. Last tasted September 1995. ****" MB...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 less deep, less intense; with mulberry-ripe richness; fleshier, rounded, powerful finish. Most...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 very dry finish. ****" MB, Vintage Wine 1 dozen bottles per lot...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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. Most recently, at 15 years of age, now mature looking, rich, complete. Last tasted at Stephen Kaplan's...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 by a young, backward wine with high tannin levels, medium body, and an inner-core of sweet, ripe...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 followed by a young, backward wine with high tannin levels, medium body, and an inner-core of sweet...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 followed by a young, backward wine with high tannin levels, medium body, and an inner-core of sweet...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 have different importer slip labels Parcel: lots 37-38 and 39-40 "Multi-millionaire collectors will...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 have different importer slip labels Parcel: lots 37-38 and 39-40 "Multi-millionaire collectors will...

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

Date: 3 May 2008

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 in cask. The color is a dense, jammy plum/purple. The wine possesses a knock-out nose of black fruits...

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

Date: 3 May 2008