Three Christie’s Americas Single-Owner Wine Sales This Spring Season To Be Offered Across Both Coasts

New York/Los Angeles – Christie’s International Wine Department is delighted to announce full details of three notable single-owner sales to be held in the New York and Los Angeles this Spring. These exceptional sales will compliment a full series of six wine sales during the season in the Americas.

Richard Brierley, Head of Wine Sales, Christie’s Americas, says: “Leading the worldwide wine auction market in 2007 with over $71 million in sales, Christie’s International Wine Department in delighted to be offering an America Spring selection of sales led by three exceptional singleowner collections. Starting with an March Evening Sale in New York, we look forward to the broad auction of First Growth Bordeaux in April, followed by a Los Angeles sale with the best that California has to offer.”

An Evening Sale: Highlights from a Superlative Modern Cellar
March 14, Christie’s New York
The Evening sale presents the best of the best from the past 25 years of winemaking in Bordeaux’s greatest vineyards. All five Premiers Crus Classés as well as the right bank stars of Pétrus, Le Pin and Cheval Blanc feature in this enticing selection presented almost entirely in original wooden cases. Individual highlights include 12 vintages of Pétrus in original cases, grands formats from Yquem, Dominus and all the first growths, with large formats in plentiful supply.

First Growth Bordeaux from an Exceptional Private Collection
April 26, Christie’s New York
This $2.5 million 470-lot sale will offer a wide diversity of the finest Bordeaux, offered for the table, for the cellar, or for the future, and presents an excellent opportunity to stock up for the home, buy for current drinking or consider an investment purchase to lay down for a decade or more.

For the fine wine enthusiast with an immediate thirst, the approachable 1993, 1997 and 1999 vintages will be offered, including those from Château Mouton-Rothschild and Latour; for the connoisseur’s home cellar, the great 1982 vintage features, partnered with the 1985, 1989 and 1990 vintages in abundance; and for the patient collector with an eye to the future, a tempting collection of the fabled 2000 vintage from all of the top châteaux will cross the block.

Finest and Rarest Wines from an Important West Coast Collection
May 3, Christie’s Los Angeles
Over a quarter of this 570-lot Los Angeles auction will feature an immaculate collection of California top growths, including sought-after vintages from Dominus and Opus One. From those wineries, 12-bottle lots will be offered from the 1997 to 2002 vintage for Dominus, and the 1980 to 2002 vintages for Opus One; and a number of rare large format California bottles will be presented. This excellent selection is joined by a very substantial offering of fine Bordeaux, including large quantities of Château Pétrus, inextricably linked to the California Dominus offerings, with both wines being produced by legendary wine-maker Christian Moueix. The sale is estimated to realize in excess of $2.4 million.

Christie’s Americas Wine Calendar Spring 2008

An Evening Sale: Highlights from a Superlative Modern Cellar
14 March – Christie’s New York

Fine Wines and Spirits
15 March – Christie’s New York

First Growth Bordeaux from an Exceptional Private Collection
26 April – Christie’s New York

Finest and Rarest Wines from an Important West Coast Collection
3 May – Christie’s Los Angeles

Finest and Rarest Wines: An Evening Sale
May 16 – Christie’s New York

Finest and Rarest Wines
17 May – Christie’s New York