William Allen, of Simple Hedonisms, contributed three great Russian River Pinots, 2007 Siduri Sapphire Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ($41), 2007 Lynmar Estate Hawk Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ($70), and 2007 Holdredge Pinot Noir Wren Hop ($50). Total retail value $161.00.

Lot 58 - Three Pinots

2007 Siduri Sapphire Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

“A ripe but fresh and attractive nose of enveloping spicy and discreetly earthy red raspberry fruit aromas give way to delicious, round and seductive middle weight flavors that possess just enough tannic spine to impart a dusty mouth feel and good energy on the ever so slightly youthfully austere but nicely persistent finish. There is not a lot of complexity present, at least not yet but this is already easy to like.” – 90 Point, Burghoud, Allen Meadows, January 2009.

2007 Lynmar Estate Hawk Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

“Finally, at #21 (of Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Wines of 2009), yet another Pinot, this time Lynmar’s 2007 Hawk Hill Vineyard. At $70 it’s not inexpensive, but it defines the southwestern Russian River Valley’s terroir. This is a wine I would like to have many cases of.” Steve Heimoff, Reflections on six of Wine Enthusiast’s top 100 wines of 2009.

2007 Holdredge Pinot Noir Wren Hop

“This is the wine I liked best among the nine wines presented at the Holdredge wine tasting.  The 2007 Wren Hop Pinot Noir is such a delicate yet complex wine – almost Burgundian.  It has the aromas of cherry “griotte,” raspberry, strawberry, and maybe even pomegranate.  It is medium-bodied and elegant, and it has delicate structure with almost silky tannins and a lingering velvety finish.  This wine is truly very enjoyable even at such a young age; it should age well.”Wine Hub, January 21, 2009.

Opening bid is $90.00. Minimum bid increment $10.00.

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  • WhatDebPours

    I’ll bid $120 for Lot #58. Can’t get enough of RRV Pinot..

  • http://watertowerfinewines.com david

    I bid $150

  • wmarchant

    I bid $160

  • http://watertowerfinewines.com david

    170

  • wmarchant

    i bid 175

  • http://www.palatepress.com David Honig

    CLOSED LOT. SOLD.

  • http://watertowerfinewines.com david

    I thought minimum bid was $10!

  • estate

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