Varieties of DRC

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) is renowned for producing some of the world’s most sought-after and prestigious wines. The estate consists of several vineyards, each with its own unique characteristics and appellations within the Burgundy region. Here are the different types of wines produced by Domaine de la Romanée-Conti:

Romanée-Conti

Romanée-Conti is the flagship wine of the domaine and is considered one of the most exclusive and expensive wines globally. The vineyard is a Grand Cru located in Vosne-Romanée and is just over 1.8 hectares in size. The wine is predominantly made from Pinot Noir and is known for its depth, complexity, and ability to age gracefully. The average age of vines is 53 years. The average production is 450 cases.

La Tâche

La Tâche is another highly regarded Grand Cru vineyard owned by DRC, located in the Vosne-Romanée appellation. It is slightly larger than Romanée Conti, spanning around 6.06 hectares. La Tâche wines are known for their intense and seductive character, showcasing the distinctive terroir of the vineyard. The average age of vines is 47 years. The average production is 1,870 cases.

Richebourg

Richebourg is a Grand Cru vineyard situated in Vosne-Romaneée, neighboring La Tâche. The wines from Richebourg are powerful and robust, with a rich and velvety texture. This vineyard covers approximately 3.51 hectares. The average age of vines is 42 years. The average production is 1,000 cases.

Romaneé-Sant-Vivan

Romanée-Saint-Vivant is a Grand Cru vineyard located in Vosne-Romanée. The wines from this vineyard are known for their elegance, finesse, and floral aromatics. Romanée-Saint-Vivant has an area of about 9.44 hectares. The average age of vines is 34 years. The average production is 1,500 cases.

Grands-Échezeaux

Grands-Échezeaux is a Grand Cru vineyard situated in Flagey-Échezeaux. The wines from this vineyard are characterized by their depth, structure, and spicynotes. Grands-Échezeaux covers around 9.14 hectares. The average age of vines is 52 years. The average production is 1,150 cases.

Échezeaux

Échezeaux is a Grand Cru vineyard located in Flagey-Échezeaux. The wines from Échezeaux are often more approachable in their youth compared to some other DRC wines, yet they still possess aging potential. The vineyard spans approximately 35.51 hectares. The average age of vines is 32 years. The average production is 1,340 cases.

Montrachet

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti also produces white wine from the Montrachet Grand Cru vineyard. Montrachet is renowned for its Chardonnay grapes, producing wines of exceptional complexity, richness, and longevity. The average age of vines is 62 years. The average production is 250 cases.

Each of these wines reflects the distinct terroir of its respective vineyard, and together they contribute to the unparalleled reputation of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in the world of fine wines. The limited production and exceptional quality of these wines make them highly coveted by collectors and wine enthusiasts worldwide.

Sources:
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Angry Wine Merchant

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Winter Fine & Rare Wines Auction Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Winter Fine & Rare Wines Auction on January 22nd.

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Fall Fine & Rare Wines Auction Highlights

Clars’ October 16th Fall Fine & Rare Wines Auction will feature a vast array of rare French bordeauxes and burgundies.

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From the Estate of Vanna & N. Lee Lacy
Palm Springs, CA

Clars is delighted to be offering the Collection of Vanna and N. Lee Lacy on Friday, July 14th in our Tribal Arts, Interiors, Art & Jewelry Auction

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Han Dynasty Highlights

The Han Dynasty was known for its exquisite craftsmanship and artistic design.

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Summer Modern + Contemporary Post Sale Highlights

Clars’ Summer Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Auction brought in active bidders from across the globe vying for artwork from world famous artists and design from master woodworkers.

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PBS KVIE + Clars

Clars Auction Gallery recently stopped by the PBS KVIE studio to film interviews for this year’s Antique Valuation Day.

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January Auction Highlights

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Clars is excited to present our Fine European Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction on January 18th, our Furniture, Art, Jewelry & Asian Auction on January 19th, our European Décor Auction on January 20th, and our Fine & Rare Wines Auction on January 22nd. These sales will offer a splendid variety of art, jewelry, Asian works, furniture, decorative arts and fine wines.

Furniture & Decorative Arts

The Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts Auction will present a timeless collection of fine furniture from the Baroque period and fine revival styles. Discover gilt cut glass stemware and luxury porcelain dinner services that are being offered.


An Art Nouveau documented Louis Majorelle salon suite, circa 1900.
An Art Nouveau documented Louis Majorelle salon suite, circa 1900.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000

This auction also presents a rare opportunity to acquire exceptional pieces from the private collection of Stephen and Lynette Schwartz of Steven’s Antiques. From formal French furniture and 19th century bronze sculptures, to ormolu mounted marble clocks and KPM porcelain plaques, each item reflects the Schwartz’s discerning taste and signature blend of European sophistication.


A fine French champlevé enamel and gilt bronze clock garniture, retailed by Schneider, Campbell & Co, Union Square, New York.
A fine French champlevé enamel and gilt bronze clock garniture, retailed by Schneider, Campbell & Co, Union Square, New York.
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000

In our January 19th sale, the Furniture & Decorative Arts department will being offering a collection of ethnographic and Native American artifacts, fine silver including a New York Federal coin silver tea service, and a variety of 18th, 19th and 20th century furniture.


A Federal coin silver tea service, William B. North, New York, active c. 1820–1828.
A Federal coin silver tea service, William B. North, New York, active c. 1820–1828.
Estimate: $2,000–$4,000

Our European Décor sale on January 20th will offer an eclectic collection of antique and contemporary furniture and decorative arts, including Native American pottery and tribal design, sterling and silver plate articles, Studio art pottery, and glass including a collection of Michael Nourot glass, mirrors and carpets.

Fine Art

This January at Clars we are pleased to offer a selection of fine paintings, prints, and sculptures to brighten gray winter days. First up are two springtime scenes from American Impressionist, Paul Sawyier. Sawyier is known today as one of Kentucky’s most renowned artists, beginning his career studying under William Merritt Chase in New York City, and displaying several works at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. The two paintings by Sawyier at Clars this month, both oils on panel, are garden scenes showing classical-style sculptures amid pastel flowers in full bloom.


Paul Sawyier (American, 1865–1917), Garden with Fountain, oil on panel, signed. Panel: 20″ x 24″. Provenance: Estate of Philip F. Schaefer/Fleishmann (New York).
Paul Sawyier (American, 1865–1917), Garden with Fountain, oil on panel, signed. Panel: 20″ x 24″. Provenance: Estate of Philip F. Schaefer/Fleishmann (New York).
Estimate: $10,000–$20,000

Secondly, we present a watercolor by painter, James Taylor Harwood. Born in the territory of Utah, Harwood honed his artistic skills at the California School of Design in San Francisco before embarking on an extended trip to Paris, France with fellow painter and friend, Guy Rose. During this time, he exhibited at the Paris Salon — becoming the first artist from Utah to do so, four years before the territory became a state. The watercolor in this month’s sale was painted after Harwood’s return to the United States, during a period in which his style hovered between Academicism and Impressionism. It depicts the peaceful scene of a birch tree leaning over a stream shaded by lush green foliage.


James Taylor Harwood (American, 1860–1940), Birch by a Stream (Utah), 1909, watercolor, 15.5″ x 13.5″.
James Taylor Harwood (American, 1860–1940), Birch by a Stream (Utah), 1909, watercolor, 15.5″ x 13.5″.
Estimate: $6,000–$9,000

Finally, we offer a charming early work by Pennsylvania painter, Fern Isabel Coppedge. Coppedge was born in Illinois but spent most of her life in Pennsylvania, becoming associated with the Pennsylvania Impressionism movement which also included artists such as George Sotter and Walter Emerson Baum. After studying in several major American cities, Coppedge returned to the Philadelphia area and found success through her association with the Philadelphia Ten, a group of women artists who exhibited together with the aim of elevating female-made art above the level of hobby and craft. The oil on canvas board painting in January’s sale depicts a cottage in Bucks County, rendered in an Impressionist style with bright, folk art inspired colors. Also included in January’s auction are paintings by Edward Henry Potthast and James Weeks, a lithograph by Robert Riggs, and much more.


Fern Isabel Coppedge (American, 1883–1951), Springtime (Bucks County), oil on canvas board, 8.5″ x 12″.
Fern Isabel Coppedge (American, 1883–1951), Springtime (Bucks County), oil on canvas board, 8.5″ x 12″.
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000

Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

The Fine Jewelry & Timepieces department at Clars Auctions is excited to offer a selection of diamond, colored gemstone and gold jewelry, and a curated collection of gemstones in their upcoming January 19th sale.


A variety of gemstones to be offered at auction on January 19th.
A variety of gemstones.
To be offered: January 19th.

This sale features a variety of wardrobe staples to build up the foundation of your jewelry collection at accessible price points. Some of these highlights include a rutilated quartz and 18k gold dress set, French, from the estate of internationally recognized textile artist and designer, Mr. Julian Tomchin, San Francisco, CA; a black cultured baroque pearl and 18k gold ring by Gumps, estimated at $700–$1,000; and a 14k gold bracelet, estimated at $300–$500. A vast assortment of gemstones from the estate of a reputable gemstone dealer will also be presented for collectors and gem lovers.


A black cultured baroque pearl and 18k gold ring.
A black cultured baroque pearl and 18k gold ring.
Estimate: $700–$1,000

Asian Art

The Asian Art department will feature a collection of 19th century Chinese export porcelain articles from the Nathan Hale family, including a partial set featuring the butterfly pattern and various pairs of famille verte guardian lions and beasts. Also on offer is East Coast collection of Chinese ceramics from the Song to Qing dynasties.


A suite of Chinese Export famille rose porcelain with butterflies and flowers.
A suite of Chinese Export famille rose porcelain with butterflies and flowers.
Estimate: $2,000–$4,000

Fine & Rare Wines

A few of the highlights in our Winter Fine & Rare Wines auction include a 1997 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru Monopole, a 1992 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Monopole, and a 1991 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru. The sale will also feature a variety of fine French Bordeaux, Châteauneuf-du-Papes, and Burgundies from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s.


From left to right: 1997 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru Monopole; Estimate: $3,000–$5,000. 1992 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Monopole; Estimate: $3,000–$5,000. 1991 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru; Estimate: $4,000–$6,000. The sale will also feature a variety of fine French Bordeaux, Châteauneuf-du-Papes, and Burgundies from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s.
From left to right: 1997 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru Monopole; Estimate: $3,000–$5,000. 1992 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Monopole; Estimate: $3,000–$5,000. 1991 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru; Estimate: $4,000–$6,000.
Bidding for Clars’ January auctions is available by phone, absentee bid, live online at Live.Clars.com and through Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.

Clars Auction Gallery is based in Oakland (CA) and is the largest full-service auction gallery in the Western United States. Clars Auction Gallery has been the chosen auction gallery of a number of institutions and distinguished private collectors across the country, including the Richard Mellon Scaife Estate, the Thomas J. Perkins Estate and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC).

In the last 5 years, Clars Auction Gallery has sold well over $150,000,000 of Fine Art, Furnishings, Jewelry, Vehicles and Collectibles and has set multiple new world auction records. Follow Clars on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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June Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction Highlights

This June, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction on June 21st and The Warehouse Auction on June 22nd.

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Important Summer Fine Art Sale Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Important Summer Fine Art Sale bursting with exceptional artwork from iconic creators on June 20th.

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A Stunning Porsche on the Auction Block

This Summer at Clars we are excited to offer a 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe at our Classic Car and Automobilia Auction on July 18th.

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May Auction Highlights

This May, Clars is excited to present The Golden & Glamour Era Auction, our Furniture, Art & Asian Auction, The Warehouse Auction, and our Spring Fine & Rare Wines Auction.

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April Auction Highlights

Clars is excited to present The Maritime Sale on April 18th, our Furniture, Art, Jewelry & Asian Auction on April 19th, and our Warehouse Auction on April 20th.

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Artists to Watch: California

With this inaugural auction, we take great pride in introducing ten esteemed artists who persistently enrich the tapestry of California art.

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Winter Fine & Rare Wines Auction Highlights

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Clars is excited to present our Winter Fine & Rare Wines Auction on January 22nd.

A few of the highlights in the sale include a 1997 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru Monopole, a 1992 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Monopole, and a 1991 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru. The sale will also feature a variety of fine French Bordeaux, Châteauneuf-du-Papes, and Burgundies from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s.


From left to right: 1997 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru Monopole; Estimate: $3,000–$5,000. 1992 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Monopole; Estimate: $3,000–$5,000. 1991 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru; Estimate: $4,000–$6,000. The sale will also feature a variety of fine French Bordeaux, Châteauneuf-du-Papes, and Burgundies from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s.
From left to right: 1997 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru Monopole; Estimate: $3,000–$5,000. 1992 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Monopole; Estimate: $3,000–$5,000. 1991 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg Grand Cru; Estimate: $4,000–$6,000.
1945 Château Mouton Cadet, Frank Schoonmaker and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Grand Vin de Médoc (Bordeaux).
1945 Château Mouton Cadet, Frank Schoonmaker and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Grand Vin de Médoc (Bordeaux).
Estimate: $8,000–$12,000
1969 Domaine René Engel, Clos Vougeot (Burgundy).
1969 Domaine René Engel, Clos Vougeot (Burgundy).
Estimate: $2,500–$3,500
(lot of 4) 1983 and 1986 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas (Rhone).
1983 and 1986 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas (Rhône).
Estimate: $2,000–$3,000
1982 Château Cos d’Estournel Grand Cru, Saint-Estèphe (Bordeaux).
1982 and 1985 Château Cos d’Estournel Grand Cru, Saint-Estèphe (Bordeaux).
Estimate: $2,000–$3,000
1982 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Saint Guirons, Pauillac (Bordeaux).
1982 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Saint Guirons, Pauillac (Bordeaux).
Estimate: $1,500–$2,500
1978 Domaine Raymond Trollat, Saint Joseph (Rhone).
1978 Domaine Raymond Trollat, Saint Joseph (Rhône).
Estimate: $1,200–$1,800
1982 Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (Rhone).
1982 and 1983 Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (Rhône).
Estimate: $1,200–$1,800
1982 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases ‘Grand Vin de Leoville,’ Saint-Julien (Bordeaux).
1982 Château Léoville-Las Cases ‘Grand Vin de Léoville,’ Saint-Julien (Bordeaux).
Estimate: $1,000–$1,500
Bidding for Clars’ January auctions is available by phone, absentee bid, live online at Live.Clars.com and through Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.

Clars Auction Gallery is based in Oakland (CA) and is the largest full-service auction gallery in the Western United States. Clars Auction Gallery has been the chosen auction gallery of a number of institutions and distinguished private collectors across the country including the Richard Mellon Scaife Estate, the Thomas J. Perkins Estate and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC).

In the last 5 years, Clars Auction Gallery has sold well over $150,000,000 of Fine Art, Furnishings, Jewelry, Vehicles and Collectibles and has set multiple new world auction records. Follow Clars on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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June Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction Highlights

This June, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction on June 21st and The Warehouse Auction on June 22nd.

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Important Summer Fine Art Sale Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Important Summer Fine Art Sale bursting with exceptional artwork from iconic creators on June 20th.

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A Stunning Porsche on the Auction Block

This Summer at Clars we are excited to offer a 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe at our Classic Car and Automobilia Auction on July 18th.

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May Auction Highlights

This May, Clars is excited to present The Golden & Glamour Era Auction, our Furniture, Art & Asian Auction, The Warehouse Auction, and our Spring Fine & Rare Wines Auction.

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April Auction Highlights

Clars is excited to present The Maritime Sale on April 18th, our Furniture, Art, Jewelry & Asian Auction on April 19th, and our Warehouse Auction on April 20th.

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Artists to Watch: California

With this inaugural auction, we take great pride in introducing ten esteemed artists who persistently enrich the tapestry of California art.

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Fall Fine & Rare Wines Auction Highlights

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Clars’ Fall Fine & Rare Wines Auction on October 16th will feature a vast array of rare French bordeauxes and burgundies.

Some of just a few of the highlights are 1955 and 1959 Chateau Latour, 1964 and 1969 Domaine Comte Georges De Vogue Musigny, 1966 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, and 1969 Domaine Rene Engel, Clos Vougeot.


Left: (lot of 6) 1969 Domaine Rene Engel, Clos Vougeot Burgundy. Middle: (lot of 3) 1969 Coron Pere & Fils Beaune “Les Clos des Mouches” Burgundy. Right: (lot of 2) 1969 Domaine Comte Georges De Vogue Musigny Burgundy.
Left: (lot of 6) 1969 Domaine Rene Engel, Clos Vougeot Burgundy. Estimate: $4,000–$6,000
Middle: (lot of 3) 1969 Coron Pere & Fils Beaune “Les Clos des Mouches” Burgundy. Estimate: $1,000–$1,500
Right: (lot of 2) 1969 Domaine Comte Georges De Vogue Musigny Burgundy. Estimate: $2,000–$3,000
Bidding for Clars’ October auctions is available by phone, absentee bid, live online at Live.Clars.com and through Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.

Clars Auction Gallery is based in Oakland (CA) and is the largest full-service auction gallery in the Western United States. Clars Auction Gallery has been the chosen auction gallery of a number of institutions and distinguished private collectors across the country including the Richard Mellon Scaife Estate, the Thomas J. Perkins Estate and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC).

In the last 5 years, Clars Auction Gallery has sold well over $150,000,000 of Fine Art, Furnishings, Jewelry, Vehicles and Collectibles and has set multiple new world auction records. Follow Clars on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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June Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction Highlights

This June, Clars is excited to present our Jewelry, Furniture & Asian Auction on June 21st and The Warehouse Auction on June 22nd.

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Important Summer Fine Art Sale Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Important Summer Fine Art Sale bursting with exceptional artwork from iconic creators on June 20th.

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A Stunning Porsche on the Auction Block

This Summer at Clars we are excited to offer a 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe at our Classic Car and Automobilia Auction on July 18th.

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  • Automobilia

May Auction Highlights

This May, Clars is excited to present The Golden & Glamour Era Auction, our Furniture, Art & Asian Auction, The Warehouse Auction, and our Spring Fine & Rare Wines Auction.

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April Auction Highlights

Clars is excited to present The Maritime Sale on April 18th, our Furniture, Art, Jewelry & Asian Auction on April 19th, and our Warehouse Auction on April 20th.

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Artists to Watch: California

With this inaugural auction, we take great pride in introducing ten esteemed artists who persistently enrich the tapestry of California art.

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Silent Auction | The Junior League Holiday Ball

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Clars donated a “Starter Wine Collection” curated by Clars’ Director of Fine & Rare Wines, Andrew Bradbury, to the Junior League of San Francisco Holiday Ball Silent Auction on December 15, 2022.

The collection included Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Chablis from France and a Cabernet Blend from Sonoma, California. This donation contributed to the success of The Junior League’s fundraising goals helping to achieve 62% of their target. The proceeds from this fundraiser support The Junior League’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Starter Wine Collection – Notes From Andrew Bradbury

2019 Aurélien Verdet, Le Prieuré, Bourgogne, Hauts-Côtes de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Burgundy can lead to some of the most amazing experiences in the world of wine and you don’t have to spend hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, to gain a taste of this beautiful Pinot Noir. Loaded with ripe red berries, red floral aromatics, spice, and lively acidity, this underappreciated region up in the hills of Burgundy delivers the goods. Capable of aging for up to 10 years, I think this wine shows perfectly with 3–5 years of aging before pulling the cork! It’s always a favorite of top wine critics for over-delivering and offering value year in and out! 2019 Pride Mountain Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma-Napa Valley, California — a fantastic estate with numerous awards and “wines of the year” in their accolades — this blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, along with a little Merlot and Petit Verdot, always delivers a broadly structured and intense drinking experience that benefits with some cellaring. Loaded with dark cherries, plum, spice, and chocolate, it shines when paired with steak and other rich game. Can age effortlessly with 15–20 years but I think it shows best with 5–10 years of bottle aging to soften the tannins and meld the flavors into a great glass of Cabernet.

2018 Château de Pez, Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France
This is a great example of a top-notch Bordeaux Estate owned and operated by the famed Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Pauillac, Bordeaux. As a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot, and touch of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, this classic wine is loaded with black currants, blueberries and black cherries with a Medium + to Full bodied structure. It is capable of 15–20 years of cellar aging, though I would recommend at least 5 years to soften its broad structure and tannin. A great rule in Bordeaux is to seek out other Châteaux that are owned by the top estates in the region like those from Château Cos d’Estournel (Pagodes de Cos), Château Palmer (Alter Ego) and Château Léoville Las-Cases (Clos du Marquis), which deliver excellent value and are cellar worthy.

2019, Domaine Jean-Claude Martin, Montmains, Premier Cru, Chablis, France
Chablis can offer some of the most age-worthy of all of the Chardonnays produced in Burgundy. The combination of its unique climate and complex soils (limestone and fossilized shells from ancient sea beds) showcase its textbook lemon-lime “racy” citrus acidity and minerality that seem to go on and on. Montmains is one of the most famous Premier Crus (designated vineyards) in the appellation, and it is not uncommon to see top bottles aging gracefully for decades in the cellar. This wine will benefit with time in the cellar (3–5 years) to soften and round off some of that intense grip that a young Chablis can showcase, but also still be enjoyed 10–15 years from now. Again, great Burgundy doesn’t have to be overly expensive or impossible to track down. Also, check out some of the other Chardonnays from the Macon region to the South of Burgundy — another region that over-delivers top wines with value.

22013 Peter Michael Winery “Les Pavots”, Cabernet blend, Knights Valley, Sonoma
A true cult wine producer — earned from a combination of factors, including high consumer demand, small production, and overwhelmingly broad and glowing critical praise, have placed Peter Michael Winery amongst the best producers in California. Les Pavots is a single vineyard bottling comprised of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Cabernet Franc, with a dash of Merlot and Petite Verdot and built to last. Famed wine critic, Robert Parker, awarded this wine 98+ points and said it could easily age 40–50 years! Loaded with black and red fruits, aromas of dried flowers, and bark and a rich vanilla and chocolate-like finish, this is a truly special wine. I would recommend keeping it in the cellar for at least another 5+ years before even thinking of pulling the cork! A truly remarkable red.

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Mid-Century Modern Celebration Day

The Mid-Century Modern Celebration Day featured exhibits of mid century cars, toasters, typewriters, telephones and more.

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Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Valuation Day | February 13th

Clars will be hosting a Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Valuation Day on February 13th, 10AM–1PM. This event is by appointment only.

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Winter Fine & Rare Wines Auction Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Winter Fine & Rare Wines Auction on January 22nd.

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Varieties of DRC

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) is renowned for producing some of the world's most sought-after and prestigious wines.

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Fall Fine & Rare Wines Auction Highlights

Clars’ October 16th Fall Fine & Rare Wines Auction will feature a vast array of rare French bordeauxes and burgundies.

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PBS KVIE + Clars Asian Art

Harry Huang spoke to Rob Stewart on the beauty of a Mughal style jade vase for 2023’s Antique Valuation Day.

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