The wine is dark and dense, with aromas of Cassis, plum, anise, and just the right amount of toasty spice and vanilla.
Napa County, California, United States
Wine Tasting Notes: Michael Broadbent, the 24th Master of Wine, had a rich history in the wine business. His book Wine Tasting was the first book devoted to the taste of wine, and set the standard for how wine is tasted by professionals. Broadbent wrote notes on over 90,000 wines and had a monthly column in Decanter magazine for 36 years, but he is best known for pioneering wine auctions. He was the founder of Christie's wine department in 1966, and partnered with Robert Mondavi to start the Napa Valley Wine Auction in 1981. The Auctioneer is a tribute to the great Michael Broadbent, and it is a wine he'd be proud to drink in good company.
The final wine is refined, elegant, and beautifully balanced in essence, the style of wine that made Napa Valley famous. Aged in one year old French oak barrels for 18 months.
This Auctioneer Napa Cabernet is a perfect representation of the glorious conditions Mother Nature provided Napa Valley in 2019. The wine is dark and dense, with aromas of Cassis, plum, anise, and just the right amount of toasty spice and vanilla. A fruit forward Cabernet displaying rich cherry and blackberry flavors. Your palate is enveloped in soft, ripe, tannins, which lead to beautiful balanced finish.
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot