Christie’s Wine & Spirits Online New York 24 march-April 7

Written by Aksel Ritenis


Christie’s Wine & Spirits Online New York

California’s finest wines alongside other international rarities

New York | 24 March to 7 April


Featuring one of the most comprehensive offerings of California’s finest alongside wines from Bordeaux First Growths, Burgundy, Rhône, Italy, Champagne, and Portugal

New York – The Christie’s Wine & Spirits Department is proud to announce Christie’s Wine & Spirits Online, open for bidding March 24 to April 7, presenting a superlative offering of California’s finest wines alongside other international rarities.

The online-only auction begins with an impressive vertical of Harlan Estate in bottle and magnum spanning celebrated vintages from 1991 to 2014.

Also featured are some of the most treasured California producers, including Promontory, Opus One, Insignia, Dominus, Ridge, Bond, Araujo, Spottswoode, among many others. Additionally, there is a section of lots from Premiere Napa Valley Auction showcasing special bottlings usually only offered to top tier trade. Premiere Napa Valley offers limited edition, small production (60-240 bottles produced), one-of-a-kind cuvées from top tier California producers. The winemakers utilize this special opportunity to be highly creative and selective with these bottles, initialing each one to mark the authenticity and unique nature of this endeavour.

These highly collectible wines are only available to trade buyers at their annual, private auction.

For more information on California wines, refer to Christie’s collecting guide: The Californian wine producers every collector wants to have in their cellar.

Alongside the offering of prominent Californian wines, the Bordeaux First Growths also demand your attention. From ample selections of Mouton and Margaux to an imperial of 1990 Lafite-Rothschild ($5,500 – 7,500), to a full case of 1990 Petrus ($28,000 – 40,000), this auction is packed with Old World gems.

Burgundy is equally strong with great vintages from producers like DRC, Perrot-Minot, and Leflaive, just to name a few.

The sale is rounded out with excellent bottles from Rhône, Italy, Champagne, and Portugal, finishing with impressive Scotch and Bourbon whiskeys.

A large selection of Pappy Van Winkle is just one notable highlight. We encourage you to take your time with this auction it has something special for every collector.

Highlights | Christie’s Wine Online | 24 March to 7 April 2020

LOT 7 Harlan Estate 1997 Napa Valley In original wooden case 6 bottles per lot $4,500 – 6,500

LOT 328 Barbour Vineyards, Man Cave Blend VII Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Premiere Napa Valley In two original cartons 11 bottles per lot $5,500 – 8,500


LOT 116 Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 1991 Santa Cruz In original carton 12 bottles per lot $3,800-5,000


LOT 523 Petrus 1990 Pomerol, cru exceptionnel 12 bottles per lot $28,000 – 40,000

LOT 498 Château Lafite-Rothschild 2002 Pauillac, 1er cru classé In original wooden case 12 bottles per lot $6,000 – 9,000

LOT 508 Château Mouton-Rothschild 2005 Pauillac, 1er cru classé 12 bottles per lot $5,000 – 8,000


LOT 736 Macallan, Red Ribbon 1938 Speyside 1 bottle per lot $8,000 – 15,000

LOT 742 Macallan, 29-Year-Old 1976 Speyside, Distilled 1976, bottled 2006, cask no. 11354 In original wooden case 1 bottle per lot $15,000 – 20,000

LOT 758 Karuizawa, Noh 31 Year Old 1981 Japan, Distilled 1981, bottled 2013, cask no. 8775 In original carton 1 bottle per lot $4,000 – 6,000

*Please note

Shipping to and from certain destinations is currently being impacted by the Coronavirus. Christie’s will ship your purchase when circumstances permit. Quotes issued and expected delivery dates may be subject to change and there may be delays to the fulfillment of your shipment. Christie’s is monitoring the situation and will keep you informed should circumstances relating to your quote and/or shipment change.

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had auction sales in 2019 that totaled £4.5 billion / $5.8 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service, and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters, and Jewellery. Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. *Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price – see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue. *Estimates do not include the buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable f



Aksel Ritenis
Author: Aksel Ritenis

Editor and Publisher of Connoisseur Magazine

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Aksel Ritenis

Editor and Publisher of Connoisseur Magazine

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