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Fine Wine, Rare Wine Auctions
Fine & Rare Wines
Auction:  Saturday, September 21, 2002 9am PT in San Francisco & on the Internet
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I'd like to introduce myself and update you as to the exciting Fine & Rare Wine Auction coming up on September 21 at Butterfields. My name is JJ. Johnston, I recently joined the staff here as Business Manager for Fine & Rare Wines.

This is a particularly special time for us here as Butterfields embarks on a new era under ownership of the prestigious Bonhams Auctioneers. The August 1 acquisition of Butterfields by Bonhams connects the UK-based Bonhams, established in 1793, with the leading US West Coast house Butterfields, established in 1865. The result is a strategic bond of expertise, professionalism and friendliness creating a global auction house of choice. Exciting times are undeniably ahead!

With our September Fine and Rare Wine Sale we welcome in the Harvest season. For this particular sale we have brought to the auction block an array of rare collectible and consumable wines that strike virtually every corner of the palate, and pocketbook.

Some noteworthy highlights to look for:

  • Large format California cult Cabernets: From Balthazar to Magnum of treasures like Dominus, Justin, and Silver Oak
  • Silky & Seductive DRC Burgundies like the deep Richebourg 1985
  • Elegant and Powerful Bordeaux including the 1995 Petrus Inky and intense Chateauneuf-du-Pape from Chateau de Beaucastel
  • A bubbling assortment of Champagnes including 1982 Dom Perignon Brut Rose
  • Richness and elegance from Krug 1985, Veuve Clicquot La Grand Dame 1985, and the artistic Tattinger Collection Lichenstein &
  • Hartung, just to name a few...
  • Super Tuscans!!!
  • 1990 Gaja Babaresco, Sori Tildin in the Magnum

    And "Lots" more!

    For any questions regarding the Fine & Rare Wines Auction or if you would like an appraisal of your wine collection for consignment please feel free to call me at (415) 503-3363 or e-mail

    I truly hope that you enjoy this sale!

    A votre sante,
    Julius P. Johnston IV (JJ)
    BUTTERFIELDS Fine & Rare Wines

    BUTTERFIELDS, Fine & Rare Wines
    AUCTION: Saturday, September 21 2002 at 9am in San Francisco
    SALE INQUIRIES, CATALOG ORDER: (800) 223-2854 ext- 3550


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