Fine and Rare Wines
22 Sep 2017
San Francisco

Bonhams Fine Wine Sale in San Francisco on Friday 22 September features several collections with exceptional provenance – many of the wines were purchased directly by mailing list or as futures.

The leading collections include:

The Bay Collection. The first part of two offerings from an outstanding lineup of wines from California and the classic wine-growing areas of France. All the lots were taken from professional wine storage and bought upon release. They include a case of Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 'Few and Far Between' (est US$3,800-4,800), and a case of Château Pavie 2005 (est US$6,000-8.000).

Director's Cut, featuring 11 separate lots of Screaming Eagle three-packs in wooden presentation cases from vintages between 1996- 2014, ranging in estimate from US$4,800-6,000 for 2011 to US$6,500-8,500 for 2010.

The Saratoga Cellar which boasts an impressive range of lots from major Champagne houses. A magnum of Dom Pérignon 1978 is estimated at US$2,000-2,800 and a bottle of Krug 1989 Clos de Mesnil at US$1,100-,1,400.

The Tiburon Cellar offers first class wines from Bordeaux which have been stored in a beautiful custom-built home cellar. Highlights include a case of Château Cheval Blanc 1998 (est US$5,000-7,000), a case of Château Pavie 1998 at US$3,800-4,800.

Bonhams Head of Wine in the US, Erin McGrath, said, "California has some of the most sophisticated and discerning wine collectors in the States and it is a real pleasure to be able to offer collections with such outstanding pedigree."


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. Today, the auction house offers more sales than any of its rivals. The main salerooms are in London, New York and Hong Kong. Sales are also held in the UK in Knightsbridge and Edinburgh; in the US, in San Francisco and Los Angeles; in Europe, in Paris and Stuttgart and in Sydney, Australia. Bonhams also has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of forthcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com

  1. Erin McGrath
    220 San Bruno Avenue
    San Francisco, United States 94103
    Work +1 415 503 3319
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