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Stoneking Auction Lot 11 - Hammell Wine Alliance - CLOSED

Posted: December 8th, 2017, 8:07 am
by Brian Tuite
Lot 11 was donated by Berserker Steve Anderson and consists of a magnum of Hammell Wine Allance Grenache.

1 - 2011 Hammell Wine Alliance "True Believer" (1.5 L) This bottle was designated for Charles Banks (Written on side ‘True Believer Charles Banks / TB#6’)

Bidding will close on Thursday December 14th @ 12:01 am PST.

Stoneking Auction Lot 11 - Hammell Wine Alliance

Posted: December 8th, 2017, 8:33 am
by J a y H a c k
$100. We were at the dinner with Loren in Cleveland when he tasted the bottle he wrote a note about on Cellartracker. My wife turned to me during the dinner and said "Have you tried this yet, it's fantastic."

Stoneking Auction Lot 11 - Hammell Wine Alliance

Posted: December 9th, 2017, 11:47 am
by Steve Anderson
Here's a shot of the bottle annotation

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Provenance: Purchased at retail from Benchmark Wine in Napa about 18 months ago and in my offsite locker since that time.

Benchmark Wine Group is excited to release yet another incredible parcel of The California Cellar. Due to the success of the first few releases of the California Cellar, the consignor decided to release another parcel of wonder wines from Burgundy, Italy, and more.

The entirety of this collection is single-owner, purchased from local retailers and wineries with the intent to enjoy with friends and family while in residence on the West Coast. The temperature and humidity controlled cellar was constructed with utility in mind, monopolizing the lowest level of the Collector’s home and making use of custom racking designed for storage density and access. All wines are in stock and ready to ship!


There were bottles of Qupe and Mulderbosch in the offering as well, so more confirmation it was most likely from the Charles Banks cellar.

Stoneking Auction Lot 11 - Hammell Wine Alliance

Posted: December 9th, 2017, 2:41 pm
by mark rudner
200

Stoneking Auction Lot 11 - Hammell Wine Alliance

Posted: December 13th, 2017, 6:44 am
by Ron F r e e d
$225