HOT LOT A Really Large Format Bottle – 2001 Relentless Merlot, Hernandez Ranch, 6L

WHO: Relentless
WHAT: Merlot
WHERE: California, Sonoma County
DESIGNATION: Hernandez Ranch
WHEN: 2001


What do you get when you put together a baseball legend, Rusty Staub, with the 1983 Sonoma County Winemaker of the Year, Lance Cutler? You get a distinctive full-bodied Merlot with a distinctive minty character. But you don’t get much of it. They produce fewer than three hundred cases a year. This beautiful Jeraboam is the size of eight standard bottles of wine (the picture to the left shows it next to a 750ml bottle of Lot 4 – 2007 Sine Qua Non Pictures Grenache). This singular bottle will be a highlight of any cellar, even after the wine inside it is gone.

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The winning bidder will be asked to make their payment directly to the Hillel Foundation at Indiana University, “Find Lauren Fund.” The Hillel Foundation at Indiana University is a 501(c)(3) charity with a dedicated fund. Palate Press: The online wine magazine will not collect any proceeds as part of this auction. The buyer will also pick up the wine at, or pay shipping from, Zachy’s in New York City.

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