Warren Porter’s notes – This collection is filled with some incredible California Wine, including California Cults Schrader, Araujo Eisele, and Colgin, and highlighted with other well-known California wine producers such as Paul Hobbs and Hundred Acre, and famous Beckstoffer Dr. Crane and To Kalon vineyards. Many of which are coming from an array of fine vintages over the last 15 years: ‘07, ‘09’, and ‘10 to name a few. Complimentary to this, this cellar also features stunning Oregon wine from Bergstrom and Washington wine from producers Delille and Charles Smith, along with Bordeaux wine, Sauternes, and a smattering of Barolo wine!
Expanded Provenance – This prestigious collection comes to IronGate.Wine from a revered connoisseur and long-time wine collector. Lover of US wines, he began collecting as soon as he realized he could ship his wines back to his home in Canada. This was not done without struggle, and as the quantity of bottles allowed to be imported back to Canada were limited, it was time to find a safe haven for his ever-growing assembly of fine wine.
At this time, he found 55 Degrees, a professional, premium wine storage facility in Napa, erected in a refurbished brandy storage warehouse. It came equipped with thermostat-controlled refrigeration and excellent air circulation for ideal humidity and overall storage conditions.
Wineries shipped directly to 55 Degrees a few times a year, and from there he selected which bottles to ship back to Canada. As time went on, soon purchases exceeded shipments permitted back across the border and his cellar mounted. It was realized soon after that it would be impossible to consume everything in storage and the decision was finally made to refine the collection. We could not be more happy or honoured to represent this cellar and to extend these wines to our clients.