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2019 AUCTION LOTS


Lot 1 : Winemaker Select Red Wine Lot

  • Various
  • Vineyards: Various
  • Winemakers: Various
  • Release Date: Immediately

This Red Wine lot is a cherished representation of the 5th annual Private Barrel Action wineries. Nearly all of this year's winemakers have autographed two bottles of one of their red finest wines. Perfect for your private cellar or to be shared with top clients. No matter what lot(s) you win today, you can take home a bit from our wineries with this one.

 

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 2 : Doubleback

2017 | Cabernet Sauvignon | Walla Walla Valley
  • Vineyard: McQueen Estate
  • Winemakers: Josh McDaniels & Drew Bledsoe
  • Alcohol %: 14.5
  • Release Date: Spring 2020
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • The wine takes on a tannic backbone due to the vineyard being on top of a windy ridgeline and planted in fractured basalt.
  • Aged in 100% French oak.
  • McQueen Estate Vineyard has made up the base of Doubleback wines since the beginning.

 

Winning Bidder: Joly Restaurant Group


Lot 3 : Januik Winery

2018 | GSM | Columbia Valley
  • 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre
  • Vineyards: 65% Stillwater Creek, 20% Gamache, 15% Weinbau
  • Winemakers: Mike Januik & Andrew Januik
  • Alcohol %: 14.8
  • Release Date: Fall 2021
  • This is Januik Winery's inaugural GSM
  • The final blend will have spent 18 months in a mixture of new and used low-impact French oak barrels
  • The wine shows aromas and flavors of red fruit and nice acidity, accompanied by earthy/funky notes from the Mourvedre with a lingering spice finish

 

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 4 : Col Solare

2018 | Estate Cabernet Sauvignon | Red Mountain
  • Vineyard: Col Soare Estate
  • Winemaker: Darel Allwine
  • Alcohol %: 14.6
  • Release Date: January 2021
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon clone 6
  • Aromas of black cherry, spice and dried fruits with hints of currents and anise
  • The wine has integrated, plush tannins that lead into a long lingering finish
  • Col Solare is the partnership between two influential wine producers who are recognized leaders in their respective regions: Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle

 

Winning Bidder: Total Wine & More


Lot 5 : Ambassador Wines of Washington

2018 | Estate Syrah | Red Mountain
  • Vineyard: Ambassador
  • Winemakers: Mike Macmorran & Tom Rinaldi
  • Alcohol %: 14.5
  • Release Date: April 2021
  • 100% Syrah
  • Dynamic dark fruits, and an expansive palate with exceptional depth and complexity
  • Savory (grilled meat and tobacco) and spice notes (sage and black pepper)
  • Joseph Phelps and Tablas Creek clones
  • Will age nicely for the next 5 - 10 years

 

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 6 : Buty Winery

2017 | Buty Of The Blend | Columbia Valley
  • 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, 6% Malbec
  • Vineyards: Phinny Hill & Conner Lee
  • Winemaker: Chris Dowsett
  • Alcohol %: 14.8
  • Release Date: April 2020
  • 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, 6% Malbec
  • Inviting aromas of violet, blackberry, blueberry and cinnamon explode from the glass,followed by hints of French oak spice, clove and nutmeg
  • On the palate, firm tannins and an underlying acidity add structure and gravitas, while underscoring luxurious layers of black raspberry and cassis

 

Winning Bidder: Total Wine & More


Lot 7 : Côte Bonneville

2018 | Merlot | Yakima Valley
  • Vineyard: Dubrul
  • Winemaker: Kerry Shiels
  • Alcohol %: 14.1
  • Release Date: June 2020
  • 100% Merlot
  • Full of cherry, raspberry and red plum, coupled with exotic spice and creamy French oak
  • After hand harvesting, the fruit was fermented in small lots punched down by hand
  • The wine will be bottled after 2 years in French oak and will be unfined and unfiltered

 

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 8 : Two Vintners

2017 | Paterfamilias | Columbia Valley
  • 100% Cabernet Franc
  • Vineyards: 50% Dineen, 25% Discovery, 25% Pollard
  • Winemaker: Morgan Lee
  • Alcohol %: 14.9
  • Release Date: Winter 2020
  • 100% Cabernet Franc
  • Notes of earth, dill, poblano pepper and bramble fruit on the nose and a dense, rustic tanninframe this wine
  • The fruit was selected from three of our finest vineyards and fermented with native yeast
    in Spanish clay tinaja, or amphorae, before being pressed to neutral French oak barrels where it aged for 20 months
  • This marks our first ever Cabernet Franc, bottled exclusively for the Private Barrel Auction

 

Winning Bidder: Jacob Liquor Exchange


Lot 9 : Va Piano

2018 | Estate Cabernet Sauvignon | Walla Walla Valley
  • Vineyard: Va Piano
  • Winemaker: Justin Wylie
  • Alcohol %: 14.1
  • Release Date: Spring 2021
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Comprised of three blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon (Blocks 1, 2, and 9), each bringing their own flavor including deep floral notes, rich stone berry flavors and pronounced herbal tones
  • Comes from our own Estate Vineyard

 

Winning Bidder: Joly Restaurant Group


Lot 10 : Brian Carter Cellars

2018 | Francophile | Columbia Valley
  • 60% Cabernet Franc, with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvigon, Malbec
  • Vineyard: TBD
  • Winemaker: Brian Carter
  • Winemakers: Brian Carter
  • Alcohol %: 14.3
  • Release Date: September 2020
  • 60% Cabernet Franc with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec
  • A highly aromatic blend that will be a perfectly balanced food wine. Look for this wine to age for more than 10 years
  • Aged 22 months in tight grained French Oak barrels
  • This is the third vintage of Francophile, Brian Carter Cellars’ Cabernet Franc based blend. Only one barrel is produced each year

 

Winning Bidder: Silver Reef Hotel, Spa, and Casino


Lot 11 : Dunham Cellars

2018 | Cabernet Sauvignon | Walla Walla Valley
  • Vineyard: Kenny Hill
  • Winemaker: Robert Campisi
  • Alcohol %: 14.7
  • Release Date: March 2021
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aromas of dark fruit with hints of cedar, violets and baking spice followed by a palate of black current and black cherry notes
  • This 2018 Kenny Hill Cabernet Sauvignon will be aged for 20 months in new French oak
  • This sloped, south-facing 70-acre estate vineyard is a joint venture between Dunham Cellars and long-time viticulturalists Bill and Andy Den Hoed

 

Winning Bidder: Wine.com


Lot 12 : Treveri Cellars

2017 | Blanc de Blanc Brut | Yakima Valley
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Vineyard: Hilltop
  • Winemakers: Jürgen Grieb & Christian Grieb
  • Alcohol %: 12
  • Release Date: TBD
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Aromas of pear, honey and toasted hazelnut with flavors of pineapple and blossom combined with balanced acid for a round, creamy finish
  • Treveri’s winemakers bring together old-world techniques and new world fruit, crafting sparkling wines that rival some of the world’s best

 

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 13 : Owen Roe

2018 | Cabernet Sauvignon | Yakima Valley
  • Vineyards: Red Willow, Outlook, & Union Gap
  • Winemaker: David O'Reilly
  • Alcohol %: 14.1
  • Release Date: Summer 2020
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Intense aromatics of mocha and dark fruits with hints of leather and smoky tobacco, underlying notes of cooked dark cherry with hints of prune and blueberry, fruity macerated raspberries and dark chocolate nicely integrate to form chewy tannins and a long finish
  • This wine will be aged for 20 months on 75% new French oak
  • We are making this solely for the auction with the inspiration to showcase the Yakima Valley

 

Winning Bidder: The Wine Spectrum


Lot 14 : Liminal

2018 | Estate Syrah | Red Mountain
  • Vineyard: Weathereye
  • Winemaker: Chris Peterson
  • Alcohol %: 14.8
  • Release Date: Fall 2021
  • Strikingly opaque black/ruby, with exotic aromas of lavender, crushed rock, blackberry, black licorice pastille, and a hint of smoked meat
  • Inaugural vintage of the ambitious WeatherEye Vineyard on top of Red Mountain
  • This project is a collaboration with owner Cameron Myhrvold and vineyard manager Ryan Johnson
  • This is the first red wine to be offered from this project
  • Should age for 10-15 years

 

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 15 : Aquilini

2017 | Cabernet Sauvignon | Red Mountain
  • Vineyard: Blackwood
  • Winemaker: Philippe Melka
  • Alcohol %: 15.1
  • Release Date: Fall 2020
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Lush aromas of dark currants, cacao nibs, clove, anise and crushed tobacco
  • Flavors deeply layered with wild berries, clove, bourbon vanilla, graphite and bay leaves
  • The tannins are delightfully chewy leading into a cream silkiness with long lasting flavors

 

Winning Bidder: Total Wine & More


Lot 16 : Sparkman Cellars

2017 | Black Dragon | Yakima Valley
  • 50% Malbec, 50% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyards: 50% Olsen, 50% Klipsun
  • Winemaker: Linn Scott
  • Alcohol %: 14.5
  • Release Date: December 2019
  • Lovely aromas of violets, boysenberry, black cherries and baking spices
  • The palate has the freshness and focused fruit of Petit Verdot and the weight and velvety texture of Malbec

 

Winning Bidder: Joly Restaurant Group


Lot 17 : Barrel Series #1

2018 | Boushey Single Barrel Syrah | Yakima Valley
  • Vineyards: Boushey Birdhouse Block, Grande Côte
  • Winemaker: Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen
  • Alcohol %: 14
  • Release Date: Fall 2020

From the pioneers of the industry to the ground-breakers who extend the reach of the state’s winemaking reputation, the special relationship between the growers and winemakers of Washington state is one to be celebrated.

To celebrate this bond, The Auction of Washington Wines is delighted to announce the inaugural offering of the Private Barrel Auction Barrel Series.

As we celebrate the fifth year of the Private Barrel Auction and how far we have come, we think back to the beginnings of winemaking in our state, and the incredible importance of the collaborative relationships between growers and winemakers. Thanks to their pioneering efforts, wine grown and made in Washington state continues to challenge and elevate the industry standards. The result is 25 cases of a unique wine not available anywhere else. Growers Dick and Luanne Boushey and winemaker Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen of W.T. Vintners have collaborated in the vineyard and the cellar to create a wine of nuance and balance in an effort to bring to the essence of the famed Boushey vineyards.

 

Winning Bidders: Spago - Beverly Hills & Private Collectors


Lot 18 : Klipsun

2016 | Cabernet Sauvignon | Red Mountain
  • 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Syrah
  • Vineyard: Klipsun
  • Winemaker: Doug Fletcher
  • Alcohol %: 14.5
  • Release Date: September 2019
  • An intense chocolate and boysenberry aroma that is melded with French oak and aromas of mocha and spice
  • 100% new oak every year sets off the intense Klipsun fruit aromas in a way that can only be produced by a great vineyard
  • While the wine is big and rich, its pleasant mouthfeel is a result of carefully managed tannins which are evident but seamless

 

Winning Bidder: Wine.com


Lot 19 : JM Cellars

2018 | Grenache | Red Mountain
  • Vineyard: Ciel Du Cheval
  • Winemaker: John Bigelow
  • Alcohol %: 14.5
  • Release Date: September 2019
  • This wine is exclusive to the AWW Barrel Auction
  • Fermented and aged in an Italian clay amphora
  • The wine will be named "Ancora Imparo", an Italian phrase meaning "Still I learn", a quote often credited to Michael Angelo at 87 years of age
  • 150 of JM Cellars wines have scored 90 points or better from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Advocate and other high-profile wine critics

 

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 20 : L’Ecole No 41

2018 | Estate Bordeaux Blend | Walla Walla Valley
  • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot
  • Vineyard: Estate Seven Hills
  • Winemakers: Marty Clubb & Mike Sharon
  • Alcohol %: 14.5
  • Release Date: April 2021
  • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot
  • With a blend assembled to show the very best of Seven Hills, this wine displays the vineyard’s characteristic cedar, blueberry and black cherry aromatics. Nuances of black plum, earth and cocoa lead into a concentrated, persistent finish
  • Selected from the best Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot lots at our Estate Seven Hills Vineyard, the fruit was hand-harvested in the morning to retain aromatics

 

Winning Bidders: Joly Restaurant Group & Texas Wine Solutions


Lot 21 : Seven Hills Winery

2018 | Private Barrel Auction Merlot | Walla Walla Valley
  • 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
  • Vineyards: SHW Founding, McClellan Estate, Summit View
  • Winemakers: Casey McClellan & Bobby Richards
  • Alcohol %: 14.4
  • Release Date: Spring 2020
  • 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc
  • Alluring flavors of red plum jam, cherry compote and sweet baking spices accented by tobacco and floral hints
  • This wine will age beautifully for 10 years or more
  • Created exclusively for the Auction of Washington Wines Private Barrel Auction, this Merlot-based wine is drawn from a collection of the best sites in the Walla Walla Valley

 

Winning Bidders: Joly Restaurant Group & Texas Wine Solutions


Lot 22 : Quilceda Creek

2016 | Syrah | Horse Heaven Hills
  • Vineyard: Champoux Vineyards
  • Winemaker: Paul Golitzen
  • Alcohol %: 15.2
  • Release Date: September 2019
  • Incredible purity of fruit and ultra-fine tannin
  • Beautiful layered aromas of black raspberry, peppercorn, smoked meat and asphalt
  • Fabulous concentration and seamless balance
  • Aged for 22 months in new French oak

 

Winning Bidder: Total Wine & More


Lot 23 : Rasa Vineyards

2017 | Founder's Reserve Bordeaux | Columbia Valley
  • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc
  • Vineyards: Dubrul, Kiona, XL, Firethorn
  • Winemakers: Pinto Naravane & Billo Naravane
  • Alcohol %: 14.7
  • Release Date: November 2019
  • A full bodied and complex wine, with notes of cassis, blackberry, cigar tobacco, incense, vanilla and gravel on the palate
  • The wine is exquisitely balanced, with high dry extract, firm tannic structure and nervy acidity
  • Properly cellared, this should go the distance, reaching maturity in 8-10 years well for 20+ years

 

Winning Bidder: Joly Restaurant Group


Lot 24 : van Löben Sels Cellars

2017 | Cabernet Sauvignon | Red Mountain
  • Vineyard: Stillwater Creek
  • Winemaker: Kristina van Löben Sels
  • Alcohol %: 14.2
  • Release Date: May 2020
  • Elegant, complex and chock full of flavor
  • Multiple layers of chocolate, red currant and plum explode on the palate, finishing with hints of spices and herbs from French oak
  • Barrel aged for 20 months in new and older French oak, the wine displays intense dark berry fruit and full bodied character

 

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 25 : Mark Ryan Winery

2018 | Petit Verdot | Columbia Valley
  • Vineyard: Quintessence
  • Vineyards: Quintessence & Olsen
  • Winemakers: Mark McNeilly & Mike Macmorran
  • Alcohol %: 15
  • Release Date: TBD
  • Explosive blue fruit aromas of rich blueberry, plum and pomegranate notes
  • Delicious flavors of dates, pepper and a subtle cedar component with ripe tannins and acidity throughout
  • Aged for 21 months in French Oak

 

Winning Bidder: Total Wine & More


Lot 26 : Long Shadows Vintners

2017 | Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon | Columbia Valley
  • Vineyards: Bacchus Block 3, Sagemoor Block 208
  • Winemaker: Gilles Nicault
  • Alcohol %: 15
  • Release Date: August 2019
  • Dark in color with layers of aromatics from dark cherry to dry herbs, earth and oak spice
  • Founded in 2003 by Washington state wine visionary Allen Shoup, the Long Shadows Vintners is a collection of seven ultra-premium Columbia Valley wines showcasing the viticultural excellence of the growing region and honoring the internationally acclaimed winemakers who inspired them

 

Winning Bidder: Total Wine & More


Lot 27 : Cadence Winery

2017 | Cabernet Franc | Red Mountain
  • Vineyard: Cara Mia
  • Winemaker: Benjamin Smith
  • Alcohol %: 14.4
  • Release Date: October 2020
  • Aromas of blue fruit, baking spices and wet stones (as befits the cobblestone soils of the vineyard)
  • Enticing flavors of concentrated fruit and spice, leavened with a touch of oak influence
  • Seriously structured tannins guarantee a long, beautiful evolution in bottle

 

Winning Bidder: Joly Restaurant Group


Lot 28 : Woodward Canyon

2018 | Old Vines Estate Cabernet Sauvignon | Walla Walla Valley
  • 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyard: Woodward Canyon
  • Winemaker: Kevin Mott
  • Alcohol %: 14.2
  • Release Date: Fall 2021
  • Showing the classic sophistication, balance and structure that can come only from an "old vine" vineyard
  • Flavors of red and black fruits blend beautifully with the spice of new oak
  • With proper storage this wine should easily age for 10 years or more
  • This wine is produced from 15 rows of 28 year old vines that are planted in fractured basalt

 

Winning Bidder: Anthony's Restaurants


Lot 29 : Tenet Wines

2018 Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards Tenet Red Blend | Columbia Valley
  • 40% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 25% Mourvedre
  • Vineyards: Chateau Ste. Michelle's Cold Creek, Canoe Ridge Estate
  • Winemaker: Brian Mackey
  • Alcohol %: 15.5
  • Release Date: April 2020

• 40% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 25% Mourvedre

• In keeping with the traditions of Those winemaking the wine is aged in a 500L large format barrel called a puncheon. This method helps preserve both he vibrancy and the decadence of the wine.

• A project between the iconic Washington State winery Chateau Ste. Michelle and the acclaimed Rhône winemaker Michel Gassier, with the assistance of Southern Rhône’s famous enology consultant, Philippe Cambie

 

Winning Bidder: Wine.com


Lot 30 : Kevin White Winery

2018 | Syrah | Yakima Valley
  • Vineyard: Boushey
  • Winemaker: Kevin White
  • Alcohol %: 14.5
  • Release Date: Spring 2020
  • Flavors of blueberries, violets, black currants and plum
  • Nuances of black pepper, mineralogy and spice complement the driving blue fruit flavors with refined tannins that wrap around a smooth and delicate core
  • The winery's first Boushey Vineyard Syrah

 

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 31 : Betz Family Winery

2018 | Sunset South | Red Mountain
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vineyard: Kiona Classic
  • Winemaker: Louis Skinner
  • Alcohol %: 14
  • Release Date: March 2021
  • Bright cherry fruit on the nose with herbal tones and leather
  • Flavors of cedar, sandalwood, dried thyme and bay leaf
  • The fruit source for this wine is a 1.5 acre parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon located
    in Kiona Vineyards

 

Winning Bidder: The Wine Spectrum


Lot 32 : Winemakers Select White Wine Lot

Winemakers Select White Wine Lot
  • Vineyards: Multilple
  • Winemakers: Multiple
  • Alcohol %: Various
  • Release Date: Immediately

Our Winemakers Select White Wine lot represents the breadth of the participating winemakers of the 5th annual Private Barrel Auction. The winemakers have autographed two bottles of their best white wine and each bottle would be the perfect addition to your private collection. Take home a piece of each winery with this amazing lot!

 

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 33 : DeLille Cellars

2018 | Cabernet Sauvignon | Red Mountain
  • Vineyard: Klipsun
  • Winemaker: Jason Gorski
  • Alcohol %: 14.5
  • Release Date: November 2020
  • This cube's deep, brooding and musky aroma of blackberry and mocha is balanced by a lovely cassis note
  • Massively structured throughout, this wine should cellar nicely for a decade or more
  • With time and air, classic notes of Red Mountain emerge, with sagebrush and lavender intermingling with dried fruit, black licorice, and a spicy clove hint from French oak cooperage
  • This barrel represents the last opportunity to secure wine made from this very special block of Klipsun vineyards as the old block was replaced with younger vines
  • DeLille Cellars was named the "Lafite Rothschild of Washington State" by Robert Parker

 

Winning Bidder: Joly Restaurant Group


Lot 34 : Dusted Valley

2017 | Auster Estate Red Blend | Walla Walla Valley
  • 79% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyard: Southwind Estate
  • Winemakers: Chad Johnson, Caurey Braunel & Griffin Frey
  • Alcohol %: TBD
  • Release Date: Fall 2020
    • 79% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
    • This is a Merlot blend aptly hailing from Southwind Vineyard, one of the winery’s three estate vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley. The diversity in elevation and soil profiles make it an extremely special place to grow grapes.
    • The 2018 Auster is named after the Roman god of the south wind and represents an extremely limited production, vineyard designate hand-crafted wine

     

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 35 : Barrage Cellars

2018 | Malbec | Red Mountain
  • Vineyard: Quintessence
  • Winemaker: Kevin Correll
  • Alcohol %: 14.6
  • Release Date: Summer 2020
  • Aromas of dried fruit and spice
  • Deep purple in color with a huge concentration of black brambly fruit, spiced black plum with great texture from start to finish
  • 100% Malbec
  • With extended time in barrel this wine will become even more complex

 

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 36 : Leonetti Cellar

2017 | Cabernet Sauvignon | Walla Walla Valley
  • Vineyard: Loess Vineyard
  • Winemaker: Chris Figgins
  • Alcohol %: 14.5
  • Release Date: Spring 2020
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pouring with terrific color, this Cabernet Sauvignon has an explosive perfume of lavender, baking spices, blue fruits, and cedar shavings
  • On the palate, the intense dark ripe fruit is backed with lift and refreshing acid, and finishes with a long, fine, yet chalky tannins

 

Winning Bidder: Total Wine & More


Lot 37 : Syncline Winery

2017 | Scintillation Extended Tirage Blanc De Noirs | Columbia Gorge
  • Vineyard: Ceililo Vineyard
  • Winemaker: James Mantone
  • Alcohol %: 11.5
  • Release Date: Summer 2020
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • Great mineral and structure combine with some autolytic character to balance its fruit intensity
  • Grown on the sides of a dormant volcano in tuffa soils found only on this single volcano
  • Vine age is nearly 50 years old
  • Classic champagne pressing and utilizing only the first 120 gallons per ton for the juice, then feral fermented in concrete eggs, and put on tirage in Spring 2015

 

Winning Bidder: Purple Cafe & Wine Bar


Lot 38 : Pepper Bridge Winery

2017 | Cabernet Sauvignon | Walla Walla Valley
  • 90% Cabernet Sauvignong, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyard: Seven Hills
  • Winemaker: Jean-Francois Pellet
  • Alcohol %: 14.5
  • Release Date: May 2020
  • Aromas of crushed rock and dark black and blue fruits lead on the nose with hints of cherry and cedar as it opens up
  • Medium bodied, bright and well-structured with balanced oak integration, will age very well for many years
  • Crafted from old vines at the revered Seven Hills Vineyard in Winemaker Jean-Francois Pellet's trademark old world style

 

Winning Bidder: Joly Restaurant Group


Lot 39 : Sleight of Hand Cellars

2018 | Syrah | Yakima Valley
  • Vineyard: Lewis
  • Winemakers: Trey Busch, Jerry Solomon & Keith Johnson
  • Alcohol %: 14.6
  • Release Date: Fall 2020
  • 100% Syrah
  • An incredible flavor profile of freshly crushed red raspberries, bacon fat and minerality, with vibrant acidity
  • The purity that concrete aging gives this wine really allows it to show its terroir
  • This wine should age for two decades or more

 

Winning Bidder: Jacob Liquor Exchange


Lot 40 : Baer Winery

2017 | Merlot | Columbia Valley
  • 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vineyard: Stillwater Creek
  • Winemaker: Erica Orr
  • Alcohol %: 14.5
  • Release Date: TBD
  • 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 25% new French oak (Atelier), 75% neutral French oak barrel
  • Aromas and flavors of red cherry, pomegranate, sweet piquillo pepper and bay leaf

 

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 41 : Walla Walla Vintners

2018 | Red Blend | Walla Walla Valley
  • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 25% Petit Verdot
  • Vineyard: Cut Bank Estate
  • Winemaker: Derrek Vipond
  • Alcohol %: 14.9
  • Release Date: February 2021
  • A powerful yet elegant blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 25% Petit Verdot
  • Inviting aromas of bright cherry, caramel and fresh picked wildflowers evolve to Herbs de Provence and dark, ripe fruit notes
  • The full, luscious mouthfeel delivers sweet cherry, kirsch and anise, bolstered by the balanced acidity and fine tannins

 

Winning Bidder: Jacob Liquor Exchange


Lot 42 : Reynvaan Family Vineyards

2018 | Syrah | Walla Walla Valley
  • Vineyards: In The Rocks & Foothills In The Sun
  • Winemaker: Matt Reynvaan
  • Alcohol %: 14.2
  • Release Date: Fall 2020
  • 100% Syrah
  • Amazing savory, meaty, smoky and saline notes
  • Dark plum, blackberry puree, black cherry and wet stone intrigue the senses
  • This wine has incredible density, with good tension and a powerful finish

 

Winning Bidder: Joly Restaurant Group


Lot 43 : Mullan Road Cellars

2018 | Cabernet Sauvignon | Royal Slope
  • Vineyards: Lawrence Solasken & Stillwater Creek
  • Winemaker: Aryn Morell
  • Alcohol %: 14.5
  • Release Date: Summer 2021
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vibrant aromatics with a long-structured finish
  • The wine will be plush and densely textured
  • Mullan Road’s first 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aged for 18 months, bottled, unfined and unfiltered

 

Winning Bidder: Salty Sow


Lot 44 : The Walls Vineyards

2017 | Grenache | Walla Walla Valley
  • Vineyard: TBD
  • Winemaker: Ali Mayfield
  • Alcohol %: 14
  • Release Date: July 2020
  • 100% Grenache
  • Fresh raspberry and floral aromas lead to a delicate wine, showcasing layers of red fruit, herbal notes, and crisp acidity.
  • Winemaker Ali Mayfield has specifically selected the very best lots from both The Rocks District of Milton Freewater AVA and from Red Mountain AVA to craft this very special wine.
  • The Walls is dedicated to producing wines that tell the story of their roots.

 

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 45 : Maison Bleue Winery

2017 | Syrah | Walla Walla Valley
  • 100% Syrah
  • Vineyard: Funk Estate
  • Winemaker: Marc Leahy
  • Alcohol %: 14
  • Release Date: October 2020
  • 100% Syrah
  • Characteristic aromas of black olives, roasted meats, black pepper, tobacco leaf, ripe plums, black cherries and orange peel
  • The finish is lengthy, elegant and complex and opens gracefully when allowed to breathe

 

Winning Bidder: Total Wine & More


Lot 46 : Lauren Ashton Cellars

2018 | Cabernet Franc | Columbia Valley
  • Vineyards: Upland & Weinbau
  • Winemaker: Kit A. Singh
  • Alcohol %: 14.5
  • Release Date: October 2021
  • Aromas of strawberries, red plum and blackberries with a hint of bell pepper
  • Our Cabernet Franc is medium bodied and deeply colored
  • The wine is savory with medium-high acidity and mouthwatering taste which makes it an ideal food pairing wine
  • Fermented in French oak until it was dry, then proceeded through Malolactic conversion
  • Left to mature undisturbed 28 months before bottling

 

Winning Bidder: Private Collector


Lot 47 : Inaugural Vintners Blend

  • Final Blend Pending
  • Winemakers: Chris Peterson, Louis Skinner & Jason Gorski
  • Alcohol %: Pending
  • Release Date: Early 2020

Avennia, Betz Family Winery and DeLille Cellars, who between them have received a multitude of accolades and top scores from the most discerning publications and wine critics, have contributed equally to the limited 15 case lot which will be exclusively offered at the Private Barrel Auction in a limited number of magnums to the public. Equally sought after by the trade, collectors and wine enthusiasts, the vintners share the legacy of all having crafted wine at DeLille Cellars at one time on their paths and now have come together to blend what will be come a coveted Bordeaux driven blend of the best of the best.

 

Winning Bidder: Joly Restaurant Group

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