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Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 1986
  • 750ml
  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Spring Mountain District
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Red
  • FF910
  • FF912
Lot 692

1986 Cain Vineyard Winery Cain Five Spring Mountain District - 3 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$600 - CAD$840

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
CAD$1,000 CAD$100
CAD$2,000 CAD$200
CAD$3,000 CAD$250
CAD$5,000 CAD$500
CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000

This lot is comprised of 3 bottle(s) of 1986 Cain Vineyard Winery Cain Five Spring Mountain District - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $600 - $840 with a reserve of $420. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11457.

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This collection is from an estate based in Quebec and contains OWCs from the 1980s, 90s and early 2000s. The wines were stored in a humidity and temperature-controlled cellar prior to coming to Iron Gate for auction.

Producer notes- Cain Vineyard & Winery is a boutique winery located high up in the Spring Mountain subregion in Napa Valley. It is particularly known for its flagship Bordeaux Blend wine, Cain Five, made from grapes sourced from the estate. Cain got its start in 1980 when Jerry and Joyce Cain purchased 550 acres (220 hectares) of the McCormick Ranch on Spring Mountain. The former sheep farm was planted to five typical Bordeaux grape varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec – with the intention of making a brawny mountain Napa Cabernet blend. The vineyard spans altitudes of 1400-2100ft (425-640m) above sea level, and is nestled in a bowl shape at the top of the Spring Mountain AVA, just beside the Sonoma border. The first vintage of Cain Five was released in 1985. It gets its name from the five included Bordeaux varieties, and is dense and rich with a typical Spring Mountain floral note. The estate makes two other Bordeaux Blend wines- the Cain Concept, which is made from famous benchland vineyards in the Rutherford and Atlas Peak AVAs, and the Cain Cuvée, a Merlot-dominant blend of two vintages. The wines are produced by critically lauded and sometimes outspoken winemaker Chris Howell. The winery, heritage barn and housing on the property, as well as the 2019 and 2020 wines in the cellar, were entirely destroyed in 2020 by the Glass Fire – one of a series of wildfires to have ripped through parts of Napa Valley and the surrounding area that year.