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The July 2019 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part II

Auction # 561 | View Auction Schedule and Details
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Auction Ends: 7/11/2019 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #570. Vega-Sicilia Valbuena 5° 2013

Description: Consists of 10 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 94 WA.
". . . Valbuena is always released in its fifth year. It's mostly Tempranillo with 5% Merlot that was put through a three- to four-day cold soak in the oak vats where it fermented with indigenous yeasts and was pumped over. It matured in new and used 225-liter French and American oak barriques and also in 20,000-liter oak vats, where the larger vessels respect the fruit . . . . It's a very elegant and fresh Valbuena with a developed nose, quite classical with a fine texture, elegant tannins and a supple, long finish where the oak is still quite obvious. I liked it very much and consider it a triumph . . ." Wine Advocate Interim, Jan 2018
Provenance: The Imperial Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $700


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