Napa Valley’s “OTHER” Auction

Saturday Napa Valley holds its "other" Auction.

"Premier Napa Valley" is an auction held mainly for the trade. Restaurateurs, retailers and distributors gather at CIA Greystone and bid on barrels of one-of-kind wines. Wineries duel for the highest price paid for their wines. What kind of wines?

2003 Astrale e Terra Single Vineyard Atlas Peak Cabernet
Cakebread 2003 Merlot/Cabernet Franc Blend
Domain Chandon 2003 Block 173 Pinot Noir
Fife 2003 Spring Mountain Syrah, Petite Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
2003 Hartwell "Sunshine" Cab/Merlot Blend

Basically, these are wines you can’t get anywhere else.

It a fun event mainly for the pre-auction tasting. Vintners and owners are on hand behind their barrels, pouring the wines that will be auctioned.

The event raises money for the Napa Valley Vintners Association

Alan Goldfarb has written a pretty good article concerning the event.

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