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The August 2020 Auction: Part 1

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Auction Ends: 8/6/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #239. Grace Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 1994

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 94 RP.
"The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon is the last wine made from the original vineyard plantings. The opaque purple color is accompanied by an explosive bouquet of blackcurrants and cherries, intermingled with toasty, new oak. Full-bodied, with a lead pencil, cedary, cassis-like characteristic not dissimilar from a high class Pauillac, this tightly-knit yet formidably-endowed Cabernet Sauvignon should last for 20-25 years. I hope the handful of multi-millionaires who latch onto a bottle or two will have enough patience to cellar it . . . before pulling a cork. These limited production gems certainly merit the hyperbole and accolades they receive. This wine is only available via the winery's mailing list, and I am sure there are more potential suitors than wine to be sold . . . . Only 75 cases will emerge from [the 1993 vintage], further ensuring a preposterously high price. In 1994 there are 175 cases. These beautifully made wines are among the finest Cabernets in California. I rarely report on them because they are, for all intents and purposes, unobtainable. Yet there is no doubting the high quality aspirations of the owner, and the skills exhibited by winemaking consultant Heidi Barrett in the production, aging, and bottling of these 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines." Wine Advocate #108, Dec 1996
Provenance: The Moineau Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $500

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