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Tracy & Steve Eskenazi with Karin & Paul Wick

Auction A Trip of A Lifetime – France, May 2007/November 2007

It started with dinner at Taillevent, the super-renowned restaurant in Paris that held three Michelin stars for 34 years, and it ended after three days of touring and tasting through the finest Bordeaux has to offer—including all five First Growths and a quite a few Second Growths.

The honored guests were Paul and Karin Wick of Portola Valley, CA, the winning bidders on the 2006 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Auction Napa Valley lot, and their companions Steve & Tracy Eskenazi of Hillsborough, CA.

Paul reflects enthusiastically on the trip, “The hospitality was incredible – everyone we met indulged us with generous tastings and stimulating conversation. Particularly memorable were the tastings at Mouton-Rothschild, Palmer, and Margaux, the lunches at Haut- Brion, Léoville Barton, and Rauzan-Ségla, and the two wonderful dinners at Smith Haut Lafitte and Lynch Bages.” “The trip reinforced our preference for balanced red wines—the kind of wines that Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars makes.”