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Auction Action: 2007 Premiere Napa Valley

Each year in February, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars participates in Premiere Napa Valley, a trade-only barrel tasting and auction of one-of-a-kind lots from Napa Valley vintners. A sell-out crowd of wine retailers, restaurateurs, and wholesalers vie for the winning bid on these rare lots.

This year, 192 lots were auctioned off and when the last gavel fell, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars’ auction lot earned a top 10 winning bid of $35,000 for a 10-case blend of a wine we affectionately call, The Peacock’s Tail.

Select blocks in our S.L.V. and FAY estate vineyards produce fruit with a certain character that we refer to as The Peacock’s Tail. It is a character that we prize in all of our red wines but it is particularly present in CASK 23. Like a peacock’s tail, the wine fans out and spreads across the palate with an endless and spectacular flai. To showcase this distinctive character, we blended this lot only from these select blocks.

We thank our friends and colleagues, Brad Naifeh and David Johndrow of Oklahoma for their appreciation of this wine and their winning bid.