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Rare Shafer wine collection tops Napa ‘library’ auction

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Bids from around the world saw an auction of Napa Valley library wines – sourced direct from winery cellars – generate $933,000 in proceeds, according to organiser Napa Valley Vintners.

Top lot was a 15-magnum collection of Shafer’s Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, spanning every vintage from 2000 to 2014 inclusive, according to results listed by auction host Zachys.

Shafer’s lot fetched $42,000 in the sale, which opened for several days of online bidding before culminating in a live-streamed auction at the weekend.

Close behind, three lots each fetched $40,000, including:

  • Five six-litre ‘imperials’ of Opus One…



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