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September 20, 2012

Delicious Reds For The Fall Season
Highlights from our September Fine & Rare Wine Auction
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Delicious Reds For The Fall Season

It's nearly fall! Is that a reason to celebrate? It is if it means cooler evenings and an excuse to drink more red wine. We can put the dog days of summer behind us, and look forward to the serious business of eating and drinking. Our next Fine & Rare Wine Auction is just around the corner, and this time we've included an almost unprecedented array of the cult Sine Qua Non. We have virtually every Sine Qua Non ever made, and a lot of those in very rare large formats.

In the meantime, here's a selection of wines you can buy direct from our cellar. I always associate the autumn with drinking the reds of the Rhône, and their sometimes big, bold interpretations from California and the New World. Similarly the soft, voluptuous reds of Spain, delicious on their own, go really well both with summer dishes and warming comfort food — perfect for the changing seasons. Why not stock up on a few bottles to while away those evenings as they start to draw in? Of course, you may have different tastes, and we have something to appeal to every palate — see our full portfolio, but here is my selection of great value fall favorites:

From the Rhône Price/bottle
2001 Côte-Rôtie, Brune et Blonde, E. Guigal $47
2001 Ermitage, Le Pavillon, M. Chapoutier - (WA 93-95pts) $130
2003 Hermitage, La Chapelle, P. Jaboulet - (WA 95pts) $125
2005 Hermitage, La Chapelle, P. Jaboulet $120
1998 Hermitage, J.L. Chave - (WA 93pts) $230
1999 Hermitage, J.L. Chave - (WA 96pts) $380
 
From Spain
1999 Artadi Rioja, Grandes Añadas $87
2001 Artadi Rioja, Grandes Añadas - (WA 98pts) $211
2001 Artadi Rioja, Pagos Viejos - (WA 97pts) $102
1999 Artadi Rioja, Viña El Pisón, Viñedos Lacalle y Laorden - (WA 91pts) $114
2001 Artadi Rioja, Viña El Pisón, Viñedos Lacalle y Laorden - (WA 96-100pts) $183
2000 Alvaro Palacios Priorat, Finca Dofi $78
2001 Alvaro Palacios Priorat, Finca Dofi - (WA 93pts) $78
2000 Clos Erasmus Priorat - (WA 96pts) $214
2001 Clos Erasmus Priorat - (WA 98pts) $262
1999 Mas Doix Priorat $183
2000 Mas Doix Priorat $131
2001 Mas Doix Priorat, Costers de Vinyes Velles - (WA 96pts) $120
2004 Mas Doix Priorat, Costers de Vinyes Velles - (WA 98pts) $112
1994 Vega Sicilia Unico, Ribera del Duero - (WA 98pts) $385
 
Some Californian Syrah's
2003 Alban Vineyards Syrah, Reva Estate - (WA 98pts) $137
2004 Colgin Syrah, IX Estate - (WA 96pts) $170
2005 Colgin Syrah, IX Estate - (WA 95pts) $179
2006 Colgin Syrah, IX Estate - (WA 93pts) $144
2004 Pax Syrah, Cuvee Christine - (WA 90pts) $41
2003 Pax Syrah, Cuvee Keltie - (WA 94+pts) $52
2004 Pax Syrah, Cuvee Keltie - (WA 95-97pts) $77
2003 Pax Syrah, Griffin's Lair - (WA 95pts) $57
2004 Pax Syrah, Griffin's Lair - (WA 94-97pts) $53
2004 Pax Syrah, Obsidian - Magnum $125
2002 Pax Syrah, Sonoma Hillsides $41
2003 Pax Syrah, The Terraces - (WA 96pts) $53
2004 Pax Syrah, Walker Vine Hill - (WA 93-95pts) $41
2004 Red Car Syrah, Red Wind $32
2005 Red Car Syrah, Shake Rattle Roll - (WA 93pts) $49
2003 Red Car Syrah, The Fight - (WA 93pts) $51
2004 Red Car Syrah, The Fight - (WA 92pts) $63
 
Or something Rhône'esque from Down Under
2002 D'Arenberg Shiraz, Dead Arm - (WA 93pts) $47
2002 Greenock Creek Shiraz, Alices - (WA 96pts) $83
2002 Greenock Creek Shiraz, Seven Acre - (WA 95+pts) $83
2003 Kaesler Grenache, The Fave - (WA 95pts) $59
2003 Kaesler GSM, Avignon - (WA 93pts) $27
2005 Kaesler Shiraz, Old Vines - (WA 94pts) $38
2005 Kaesler Shiraz, Stonehorse - (WA 92pts) $29
2002 Kaesler Shiraz, The Bogan - (WA 93pts) $61
2004 Mitolo Shiraz, GAM - (WA 97pts) $51
2004 Mitolo Shiraz, Savitar - (WA 98pts) $77
2005 Mr. Riggs Shiraz - (WA 92pts) $44
2004 Noon Reserve Shiraz, Langhorne Creek - (WA 98pts) $125
2003 Shirvington Shiraz - (WA 96pts) $70

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Highlights from our September Fine & Rare Wine Auction

September 28 Fine & Rare Wine Signature Auction
September 28 Fine & Rare Wine Signature Auction
As I mentioned above, our September 28th Fine & Rare Wine Auction has an extraordinary offering of over 120 different wines spread across 125 lots includes a rare bottle from Sine Qua Non's first ever vintage, the 1994 Queen of Spades Syrah, of which there were only four and half barrels made. We have virtually every vintage from that inaugural year through to 2010, in various formats from half-bottles to Double-Magnums, and ranging across all the styles that the Krankl's make from their Syrah, Grenache and Pinots to their Roussannes and sweet whites.

Other highlights from the auction include:

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  Consign Now To Our December Fine & Rare Wine Auction

Deadlines are fast approaching to consign your wine to our last wine auction of the year. We need to receive property by the 25th of October for it to be included in this auction. Send in your lists for a free estimate of current market performance for your wines. The market for Bordeaux remains red-hot while the blue-chip houses in Burgundy, the Rhone Valley and Italy continue to be very consistent performers. Generally speaking, wines of top pedigree are outperforming their previous highs established in 2007, making this a great time to thin out the cellar a bit. There is still room in both our Signature and online-only auctions for all kinds of property, from the top-achieving segment of the market to daily drinkers. With over 750,000 bidder-members, we've got buyers for any wine of quality that perhaps isn't getting the attention in your cellar it once did.

2011 May Signature<br>Wine Auction
2011 May Signature
Wine Auction

May 6, 2011
Pre-Auction Estimate: $2.87M
Realized: $3.61M
97% sold
2011 June Beverly Hills Signature Wine Auction
2011 June Beverly Hills Signature Wine Auction

June 16, 2011
Pre-Auction Estimate: $2.26M
Realized: $2.54M
96% sold
2012 April Beverly Hills Signature Wine Auction
2012 April Beverly Hills Signature Wine Auction

April 6, 2011
Pre-Auction Estimate: $1.5M
Realized: $1.8M
95% sold
Highlights Include

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982

Estimate: $37,500 - $47,500
Sold for: $50,787

Chateau Petrus 1961

Estimate: $37,500 - $47,500
Sold for: $47,800

Chateau Petrus 2000

Estimate: $37,500 - $47,500
Sold for: $46,555

Vosne Romanee 1996

Estimate: $22,000 - $30,000
Sold for: $41,825

Chambertin 1962

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for: $7,767

Chateau Palmer 1961

Estimate: $9,000 - $12,000
Sold for: $15,535
Frank Martell
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Heritage Auctions
9478 West Olympic, First Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
FrankM@HA.com
1-800-872-6467 Ext. 1753

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  Website Tips: Passwords

We have recently made a number of changes to our website to increase security. These changes largely involve passwords and when and how you enter them.

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  Employment Opportunities

As the fastest growing American-based auction house, financially rock-solid Heritage Auctions continues to grow and seek the best talent in the industry. If you are a specialist or have strong general collectibles knowledge, we want to hear from you. These specialists will, in some cases, head new departments and in others will enhance existing department expertise. We have positions open at our headquarters in Dallas as well as at our new state-of-the-art galleries in prime locations in both Midtown Manhattan and Beverly Hills.

Heritage is seeking to hire the world's best specialists in the following categories:

  • 20th Century Design Specialist: Beverly Hills, New York
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  • World Paper Money Expert: Dallas/Remote

If you are interested and feel you have the qualifications we seek, please email your resume and salary history to Experts@HA.com.

We are also seeking to fill the following corporate positions:

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  Around Heritage

The Sky Is Falling: Largest Piece Of The Moon Ever Offered In Heritage Auctions' New York Event

largest piece of the Moon ever to be auctioned
The sky will be falling Sunday, October 14 at the Fletcher Sinclair Mansion in New York City when Heritage Auctions — the third largest auction house in the world — offers more than 100 select meteorites, many with museum provenance, in its Natural History Signature® Meteorite Auction, the largest auction of its kinds ever held.

The headliner of this stellar event is a four pound lunar specimen — the largest piece of the Moon ever to be auctioned — that is expected to bring $340,000+.

"This Moon rock is worthy of the finest natural history museums in the world," said Darryl Pitt, Meteorite Consultant for Heritage Auctions. "Only 135 pounds of the Moon is available to the public, excluding Apollo mission material, and this is a superlative example of some of what is perhaps the rarest naturally occurring substance on Earth."

large portion of the Peekskill fireball
This auction also coincides with the 20th Anniversary of the Peekskill fireball — the most videotaped meteorite descent of all time — which burnished its legacy by puncturing a Chevy Malibu in its final act just 30 miles outside of Manhattan. A large portion of this renowned meteorite is estimated to sell for $45,000+.

This sale also includes: meteorites containing extraterrestrial gemstones; a piece of a meteorite that resulted in the only documented fatality; a meteorite that weighs three-quarters of a ton and the oldest matter mankind can touch.

"If you want to experience the marvels of the Earth, go to museums and travel," said Pitt. "If you want to begin to contemplate the marvels of the universe, touch a meteorite."

Further highlights include, but are certainly not limited to:

large fragment of the Tissint Martian meteorit
A large fragment of the Tissint Martian meteorite that fell last year in Morocco, which perfectly fits and locks into the large 1099 gram fragment that is now a centerpiece at the Natural History Museum in London. With an impressive Earthly provenance, the matching segment to the Natural History Museum jewel is estimated to sell for $230,000+.

"This is the most important meteorite shower in 100 years," said Dr. Caroline Smith of the Natural History Museum.

The Scream
A naturally sculpted iron meteorite from the Kalahari that is the extraterrestrial evocation of Munch's "The Scream," is estimated at $175,000+.

The largest slice of the most famous meteorite in the world, the Willamette meteorite at the American Museum of Natural History, is estimated to sell for $85,000+.

"Acquiring a specimen of a centerpiece exhibit at a major museum is virtually unheard of," said Pitt.

a Mundrabillia meteorite the size of a table
Originally from the Western Australian Museum in Perth, the most massive slab of a meteorite ever available at auction, a Mundrabillia meteorite the size of a table, three full feet across, is a breathtaking and stunning piece expected to realize $120,000+.

A portion of a meteorite that fell in 1492 that was later chained up in a church, specifically so it couldn't fly back into the sky, that comes with British Museum of Natural History provenance. Estimate: $4,000+.

piece of the planet Mars that legendary recording artist Herbie Hancock had in his pocket
A meteorite that did a bit of... stargrazing: a piece of the planet Mars that legendary recording artist Herbie Hancock had in his pocket during a gala performance at The Kennedy Center last fall for The Thelonious Monk Institute. This bit of Mars — along with Hancock — were embraced by the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright and Aretha Franklin, among others. One hundred percent of the auction proceeds of this lot go to The Monk Institute, which is devoted to nurturing musical excellence. Estimate: $6,500+.

More information about Natural History auctions.

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