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Coastline Connoisseur: A Single Owner Cellar, New York, April 11 - April 23

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Zachys is proud to present an incredible single-owner cellar representing a lifetime of passionate, studied, and focused collecting. This sale has the perfect wine for every occasion with extra points for Burgundy aficionados, ranging from age-worthy DRC to ready-to-drink village wines. For those with palates that wander away from the Cote d’Or, this cellar meets the need with the rarest of Californians hailing from the heydays of the 60’s and ’70s, extending to an eye-widening pristine case of 1982 Latour in magnum, and more.

The story of this consignor could fill a book. Every conversation delightfully drifts into a history lesson on the early days of California winemaking, or an in-depth discussion of the merits of the various vineyards in Vosne. Our consignor caught the wine bug early in his life while working in advertising and his curiosity propelled him into the cellars of Napa when Highway 29 was still a dirt road (figuratively). He recalls the days when you could pick up the phone and call Joe Heitz and Chuck Wagner and Dick Steltzner. Today he can still rattle off the yields for what would become the first vintage of Phelps Insignia (an astounding 10.2 tons per acre!) or tell you how much Chenin Blanc was in the famed ’74 Villa Mount Eden (7%) that Nils Venge had to add to the Cabernet to jump-start a stuck fermentation. Possessed with an extraordinary memory, he was able to amass encyclopedic knowledge in a short amount of time just by asking questions, showing up early and often, and buying in depth. He made strategic bets on excellent vintages like ’74 California Cabs and purchased an astounding 10 cases of the Heitz Martha’s 1974 before it was even released to market. 

 Nils Venge, a close friend of the consignor, labeled him as “extraordinarily meticulous.” Our consignor laughs recalling this: “This was a nice way of saying that I was neurotic.” Indeed, all of these early purchases from Napa were picked up and immediately transported by hand down to a temperature and humidity-controlled cellar, somewhat of a rarity in the mid 70’s. The consignor would then line up all the bottles and rate them one through twelve based on minuscule differences in fill level. Number twelve would be consumed first, leaving the best fills to age longer. As the recipient of more bottles that we can count over decades of drinking together, I can confidently recommend that you want to buy your wines from the cellar of a neurotic, as nearly every single bottle has shown far younger than counterparts.

Our consignor wasn’t merely a trophy hunter. He loves village level Burgundies as much as the Grand Crus and finds intellectual interest in these more “entry-level wines.” A true academic, he found his way to Burgundy and never left, amassing several thousand bottles one by one. Nearly 90% of the wines in his collection are from Burgundy and he can tell you where he bought each one. It's important to note that in the early 90’s, Burgundy didn’t hold cult-like fascination for wine lovers as it does now. If you had strong relationships with proven retailers, when they received their allocations of DRC, you could buy what your cellar could hold. It boggles the mind today, but at one point our consignor owned five cases of 1990 La Tache purchased directly on release. 

Having become close friends with some legendary restauranteurs in Los Angeles in the early 90’s, our consignor helped build several wine lists in exchange for free dinners. He sharpened his palate by working with trade reps and attending industry events where he could taste hundreds of wines at a time. Over time our consignor became a big supporter of charitable causes, leveraging his relationships with chefs and trade to organize wine dinners and auction events which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Though nearly 4,000 bottles are on offer for lucky bidders in this sale, this is a small portion of his overall collection. Our consignor has enjoyed an active cellar for many decades and has been able to drink every great wine in the world on multiple occasions. Stacks of cases are also still on hold for future charity donations. Highlights include bottles of Leroy Chambertin and Romanee-Conti, as well as a gorgeous case of 1982 Latour magnums. Verticals of vineyards and producers echo the focused and consistent buying methods of our consignor.

Provenance and storage are, in a word, as good as it gets. Original receipts stacked high document the source and price of nearly every single bottle. Packing up the cellar was a journey through California retail history as each case came with a story of why it was purchased, from whom, and for how much. Often a detailed tasting note and suggested food pairing were included! Almost all wines were sourced on release, either directly from the producers in California or from local retailers, and were removed from Ideal 55, one of the best professional storage facilities in Southern California.

It should be said that in all of our years of advising and working with collectors, there isn’t a kinder, more thoughtful one to be found. Every dinner with him includes a birthday vintage sourced from his cellar, and often one for a spouse for good measure. His prodigious memory stores more wine trivia than we’ll forget in a lifetime, and yet he still remembers important personal interests and milestones without fail. It is a tremendous pleasure to bring this important and beloved cellar to market. 

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Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 1995
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 1995
two 2cm, one lightly scuffed label
當前出價: $240
估價: $300 - $440
2 Bottles 750ML
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209
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 1998
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 1998
two lightly damp-stained labels
當前出價: $500
估價: $650 - $1,000
4 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
210
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 1999
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 1999
當前出價: $160
估價: $180 - $280
1 Bottle 750ML
你的出價:
211
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 2000
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 2000
當前出價: $160
估價: $120 - $200
1 Bottle 750ML
你的出價:
212
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 2001
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 2001
當前出價: $750
估價: $900 - $1,300
6 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
213
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 2004
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 2004
當前出價: $550
估價: $500 - $800
4 Bottles 750ML
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214
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 2005
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 2005
two different importers
當前出價:
估價: $3,200 - $4,800
12 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
215
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 2009
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 2009
當前出價: $650
估價: $850 - $1,300
4 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
216
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 2012
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 2012
one lightly bin-soiled label, two lightly scuffed labels
當前出價: $1,000
估價: $1,300 - $1,900
6 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
217
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 2018
Chambertin Clos de Beze Faiveley 2018
two scuffed labels
當前出價:
估價: $800 - $1,200
4 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
218
Chambertin Clos de Beze Les Ouvrees Rodin Faiveley 2010
Chambertin Clos de Beze Les Ouvrees Rodin Faiveley 2010
6-pack original wood case
當前出價:
估價: $4,000 - $6,000
6 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
219
Chambolle Musigny Les Fuees Faiveley 2009
Chambolle Musigny Les Fuees Faiveley 2009
當前出價: $240
估價: $300 - $460
3 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
220
Clos de Vougeot Faiveley 2010
Clos de Vougeot Faiveley 2010
two lightly bin-soiled labels, one bin-soiled label
當前出價:
估價: $320 - $480
3 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
221
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 1995
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 1995
six 1.5cm or better, one scuffed label, two lightly torn labels
當前出價: $380
估價: $440 - $650
6 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
222
Corton Clos Des Cortons Faiveley 1999
Corton Clos Des Cortons Faiveley 1999
lightly marked label
當前出價: $80
估價: $100 - $160
1 Bottle 750ML
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223
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2000
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2000
two scuffed labels
當前出價: $140
估價: $120 - $200
2 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
224
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2005
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2005
6-pack original wood case
four lightly scuffed labels
當前出價:
估價: $950 - $1,400
6 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
225
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2006
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2006
6-pack original wood case
one lightly scuffed label
當前出價: $360
估價: $400 - $600
6 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
226
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2008
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2008
當前出價: $140
估價: $120 - $200
2 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
227
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2009
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2009
當前出價: $500
估價: $650 - $1,000
4 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
228
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2009
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2009
當前出價: $950
估價: $1,000 - $1,500
3 Magnums 1.5L
你的出價:
229
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2010
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2010
6-pack original wood case
當前出價: $800
估價: $900 - $1,400
6 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
230
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2010
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2010
當前出價: $260
估價: $300 - $480
1 Magnum 1.5L
你的出價:
231
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2011
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2011
6-pack original wood case
當前出價:
估價: $550 - $800
6 Bottles 750ML
你的出價:
232
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2012
Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley 2012
6-pack original wood case
當前出價:
估價: $650 - $950
6 Bottles 750ML
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