Etched into the Hillside
• 5 bottles of Napa Valley wine, as noted
• Hand-crafted cherry wood, felt-lined, leather presentation wine case
• 5 Harlan Estate, engraved and hand printed color labels , custom framed
• Private tour of Harlan Estate for 8
• Bespoke meal at Harlan Estate for 8
Hovering on the verge between tame and wild, much of the character of Harlan Estate wines comes from the alchemy between the wild terrain of the forest and the open plain of the valley where the vineyards have been planted. Passion and refinement, elemental and elegant…the yin and yang of winemaking possibilities have come to full expression in Harlan Estate wines. You will become ingrained in this sensibility as winning bidder of this remarkable lot.
Extraordinarily rare and not commercially available double magnums of five of the most sought-after vintages from Harlan Estate (1994, 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2007) are offered to one individual (will it be you?), each vintage revealing unique insights into the evolution of Harlan Estate’s singular style.
Your Harlan Estate wines will be presented in a built-to-order, hand-stitched, cherry wood trunk, French-fitted with billiard cloth and bound in dark bridle cowhide. Imagine the craftsman’s deft touch with soft leather straps, intricate buckles, clasps and handles. Envision your name on an expertly engraved brass plaque adorning the outside of this case, and another, commemorating Auction Napa Valley 2016. Can you see the trunks of yesteryear used in days of slower travel?
Commissioned specifically for Auction Napa Valley, these exclusive bottles of wines will bear collectable color versions of the engraved and hand printed Harlan Estate label using a spectrum of classic turn-of-the century inks. These five works of art will also be custom framed to adorn your wall, a testament to the “one-off” nature of these bank note style labels and the heritage of the security engraver’s skill and craft.
You and seven guests will gather in the natural splendor of the landscape of the estate, set above the fabled Oakville benchlands. You’ll become part of wine as the art of man and nature in the land of the mysterious, with a bespoke meal at the Howard Backen-designed winery, hosted by one or more of the principals of Harlan Estate.
1 3L (Double magnum) 2007
1 3L (Double magnum) 2002
1 3L (Double magnum) 2001
1 3L (Double magnum) 1997
1 3L (Double magnum) 1994