Welcome to the Wine for Lauren Auction Catalogue. All money raised will go to the Find Lauren Fund, to find Lauren Spierer, a missing Indiana University student, and to find out what happened to her. For more, please read Wine for Lauren. The Catalogue is available for viewing and bidding immediately. Auctions will go live December 12th and will be given at least a week for word of mouth to get around and for people to start bidding. After that, any lot that goes more than a full business day without a new bid will be awarded to the highest bidder.

Lot 1 – RP 96 Points, “The Wine of the Vintage” – 1966 Latour, RP 96, 750 ml, reserve $725

Lot 2 – The Best Port Vintage of the 20th Century – 1927 Croft Port, 750 ml, reserve $700

Lot 3 – 98 Pts RP – 2005 Hundred Acre Cabernet Kayli Morgan Vineyard, RP 98, 1.5L, reserve $650

Lot 4 – Sine Qua Non Pictures Grenache 2007, RP 97, 750ml, reserve $175

Lot 5 – 91 Points RP – 2004 El Desafio de Jonata Magnum, RP 91, 1.5L, reserve $350

Lot 6 – A Really Large Format Bottle – 2001 Relentless Merlot, Hernandez Ranch, 6L, 6L, reserve $500

Lot 7 – RP 96 Points – 2004 Caymus Special Selection, 1.5 liter, WA 96, $325, reserve $285


Lot 8 – 92 Points IWC – 2004 Finca Sandoval Cuvée TNS, 1.5 liter, RP 96, reserve $140

Lot 9 – 97 Points RP – 2004 Kilikanoon Oracle, 1.5 liter, RP 97, reserve $140

Lot 10 – Chianti With a Bullet – Castell’in Villa Chianti Classico Riserva, 1975 – two bottles, 750 ml, RP 92, reserve $125


Lot 11 – 93 Points WS – 1962 Lafite Rothschild, 750 ml, reserve $725

Lot 12 – A Sweet Gem – 1970 La Tour Blanche, 750 ml, reserve $125


Lot 13 – RS 92 Points – Chateau Cantemerle 1961, 750 ml,  $400, reserve $350


Lot 14 – 93 Points WE – 2005 Chateau Beychevelle, 1.5 liter, reserve $190

Lot 15 – 92 Points WS – 1978 Chateau Latour , 750 ml, reserve $475

Lot 16 – Old World and New – Three 90+ Point Wines, DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate, Chateau Barde-Haut, and Paolo Scavino Carobric, 750 ml x 3, reserve $170

Lot 17 – 1964 Thomas Bassot Griotes-Chambertin Grand Cru, reserve $250

Lot 18 – 98 Points RP on a Well-Aged Classic – 1953 Margaux, 750 ml, reserve $1550

Lot 19 – Napa Valley Triple Magnum Blow-Out, 1.5L x3, reserve $350

Lot 20 – 92 Points RP – 2002 Numanthia Toro, 1.5 liter, reserve $75

Please submit your bid in the comment section for each auction lot. We are going to leave everything live for about a week, just to let word of mouth work, then everything will go hot. If the reserve is met, the auction will be won once a bid goes unanswered for a full calendar day.

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.

For further information about the search for Lauren Spierer, please visit http://www.findlauren.com.

9 Responses

  1. Sugel

    Proceeds from the online wine auction will go to the “ Find Lauren Fund, ” established by the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center at Indiana University. It is a not-for-profit organization that supports Jewish students The winning bidder of each lot will be asked to make their payment to the Find Lauren Fund . The Hillel Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity. Palate Press will not collect any proceeds as part of this auction. The buyer will pick up the wine at, or pay shipping from, Zachy’s in New York.

  2. Lori Karger

    Thanks for your response. I also need to know when the auction will end and it’s not really clear what starting bids should be or if these are for individual bottles or multiples. also how do you know if someone has bid? Sorry, lots of questions. Please email with the info. Thanks

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  4. James Kaplan

    I would like to bid on some wine. How do i do it?

    • David Honig


      Go to the particular wine you’re interested in and put your bid in the comments.