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Library Wine Auction Special: The Evolution of Napa Valley on the Auction Market with Sotheby's Jamie Ritchie
Napa Valley Sessions
In a nutshell, 2019 is another terrific vintage for Napa Valley, and the wines are beautiful, classic reds that will offer plenty of up-front appeal and have broad drink windows.
The perfect year is the perfect amount of adversity applied evenly throughout the growing season at all the perfect times.
“Ten-year-old Napa Valley wines are starting to meld and integrate, showing quality that’s tight, dense and layered, coming off a cool year in the valley that saw many opulent wines. Wines from 2001 to 2010 saw a string of great vintages throughout the valley, notably 2007 due in part to excellent weather. Profiles range from ripe, elegant and balanced to austere and tannic. Vintages from 2006 and below are all ready to be opened and enjoyed.”