Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 13
Vintage

2010

Antica Napa Valley - Antinori Family Wine Estate

Antinori 1

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced

In 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori, founder of Marchesi Antinori, joined—on the advice of his mother, Albiera—Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri, the Florentine wine guild. Giovanni was a visionary who believed that wine is a "fundamental part of the diet at all levels of society and two liters of quality wine should be consumed daily." Little did he know that 600 years later (in 1985), the 25th generation of Antinori wine producers, Piero Antinori, would bring a comparable vision to Napa Valley by establishing Antica Napa Valley. The 26th generation of Antinori chose to name its Premiere lot Antinori 1, in honor of Giovanni and his acumen, enterprising spirit and personal capacity. The winning bidder will receive 90 liters of 2010 estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon—which, according to Giovanni’s estimation, should last him or her 45 days!

Aging Process

18 months in new and 1 year french oak barrels

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.75
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

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