Christie’s gets some pretty hefty prices in an Internet sale.

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Christie’s gets some pretty hefty prices in an Internet sale.

#1 Post by Mark Golodetz » July 31st, 2020, 3:10 pm

Check out the list. Not only did I fail to buy anything, I failed spectacularly. Great stuff though, Interesting provenance and usually undervalued. Not this time.

https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/benj ... owAll=true
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#2 Post by m. ristev » July 31st, 2020, 3:30 pm

someone must have been rather optimistic to spend 11 racks on a bottle with no label...
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#3 Post by AndyK » July 31st, 2020, 3:52 pm

15 bottles of mostly oxidized Chalone Chardonnay for close to $1k per after premium and tax. Wow.
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#4 Post by AD Northup » July 31st, 2020, 4:03 pm

The prices on the Ridge mixed lots were incredibly high
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#5 Post by Curtis Chen » July 31st, 2020, 4:48 pm

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#6 Post by Robert Dentice » August 1st, 2020, 5:04 am

Given the color of the bottles and capsule conditions of the German wines I thought the prices were extremely high. I generally don't get too fussed about corroded capsules except when the prices get that high. And 50% or more of my pre-70s Egon Mullers have been corked, they had a real problem with TCA during this period so I have stopped paying top dollar for those wines.

I got 2 out of the 3 lots I wanted. My computer froze when the 3rd was closing.

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#7 Post by TimF » August 1st, 2020, 5:45 am

AD Northup wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 4:03 pm
The prices on the Ridge mixed lots were incredibly high
I’m skeptical of the quality of what’s in a lot of those bottles. Almost $600 a bottle for ‘75 Monte Bello? Yikes. I might pay $300 for a perfectly stored ‘78. I saw some ‘80s in there which I thought was tired 10 years ago.
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#8 Post by Mark Golodetz » August 1st, 2020, 6:53 am

For me the most overpriced was the case of assorted York Creek for $350. At our recent ancient Ridge tasting, these were the only real failures. The five bottles of 1970s Monte Bellos for $8125, also way overpriced.

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Mag LMHB 1970 $3000
Mag Cos 1961 $3750
Bottles of 1961 Margaux $10,625
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#9 Post by Eric Ifune » August 1st, 2020, 3:48 pm

I bid on 20 lots about 12 hours before the end; German, California, Port, and Madeira. Ended up getting only one. Obviously someone bid just before the closing on a few of those in which I was interested.

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#10 Post by Larry Stein » August 2nd, 2020, 8:37 pm

Those Ridge prices are just plain stupid. A fool and his money, indeed. I’ve been picking up older Ridge from 2000-05 in the past few months for $25-45. Zins, field blend reds, and the occasional Petite Sirah.

Regarding York Creek, I opened a bottle of 2003 Zin a couple of weeks ago that was firing on all cylinders. That was one of the $25 buys.

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