Potential of 2013 vintage provokes record bids at winter trade auction

February 26, 2015 2:10 pm

Excitement generated by the outstanding wines produced from the 2013 crush led to record-setting results at Premiere Napa Valley last weekend.

The winter auction — exclusively for restaurateurs, retailers and wholesalers — staged by the local 500-plus-member trade association, Napa Valley Vintners, netted $6 million — up by $100,000 over last year when the take nearly doubled the tally from 2012.

Overview of Arrow&Branch Lot

A rich, ripe red from Arrow & Branch proved to be a blend of a pair of distinct grapegrowing regions — anchored by Coombsville cabernet franc blended with cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot from Dr. Crane vineyard. This lovely expression of both appellations — a five case lot — went to high bidder Veraison in Zurich for $26,000.

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