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Sotheby's: Finest and Rarest Wines

On Saturday, September 17, 2005, a historic selection of wines from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars was featured at Sotheby’s Auction House in New York.

This highly successful auction incorporated a total of 56 individual lots, direct from our cellar, and featured a number of extremely rare and collectible vintages and formats, including a very rare 750 ml bottle of the Paris Tasting winning 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon.

Auction highlights included several formats of the one time bottling of 1985 ACCORD Cabernet Sauvignon, a cooperative winemaking effort between Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and Stag's Leap Winery, celebrating the “reaching of an accord” in the use of the Stag’s Leap name. This was the first time ACCORD was made available at an international wine auction.

After tasting the wines in preparation for the auction, Serena Sutcliffe, Master of Wine and head of Sotheby’s International Wine Department, declared, “Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is the King of Napa, crowned at the famous Judgment of Paris in 1976 and producing majestic wines ever since. CASK 23 is a glossy classic; balanced, fruity, structured and, even more important, deeply satisfying to drink.

This is the first international wine auction where Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars was named the featured winery and the first time this rare collection of wines had been made available for collectors to purchase at auction.