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Auction Ends: Feb 27, 2010 04:00 PM PST

Wine & Spirits

Bottle of 1995 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23

Item Number
NVR-1244
Estimated Value
$200 USD
Sold
$160 USD to sgee
Number of Bids
5  -  Bid History

Item Description

Winner will receive a bottle of Stags Leap Wine Cellars 1995 Cask 23. Warren Winiarski gave an up a promising academic career in Chicago to pursue his dream of making wine. He learnt his trade at Robert Mondavi before setting up Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in the heart of the Napa Valley in 1972. Success was instantaneous when the 1973 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon took first place over leading red Bordeaux at a major comparative tasting in Paris in 1976. In 1986 Warren Winiarski purchased the adjoining Fay Vineyard which, in what is known today as the Stag's Leap District Appellation, which had been planted by Nathan Fay in 1961. Cask 23, the proprietary red wine blend made only in select vintages, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stag's Leap vineyard and the Fay Vineyards. Warren coined the descriptive phrase 'iron fist in a velvet glove' to describe his polished but sturdy Cabernets. Winemaker Michael Silacci joined the winery in 1995, and together with assistant winemaker Julia Winiarski is producing outstandingly complex, multi layered wines that are amongst the very finest in California. Today, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' Estate S.L.V., Fay and Arcadia Vineyards are known for their distinctive world-class wines, and their icon brand CASK 23 has been recognized as one of the top luxury wines of California for three decades.

Special Instructions

Must be 21 to purchase. Item must be picked up in person by winner at the Nevada Public Radio offices. (1289 S. Torrey Pines Dr.)


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