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Lipman Donates Premier Collection of 75 Iconic Napa Valley Red Wines
to l'Eté du Vin Premiere Auction

75 Iconic WinesThis rare lot represents Lipman's longtime relationship with Napa Valley vintners.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 23, 2009) - Robert Lipman, President and CEO of Lipman Brothers, Inc., has donated a unique collection of 75 red wines from Napa Valley to the l'Eté du Vin Premiere Wine Auction. The auction will be held on Saturday, May 2, at Gaylord Opryland Hotel. The retail value of the lot is $5,500.00. l'Eté du Vin is America’s oldest charity wine auction. Since 1980, it has attracted wine lovers from around the world. Donations in excess of $15 million have been raised by l'Eté du Vin for its cancer related charitable beneficiaries. The auction is part of a three-day event featuring iconic Napa Valley wine makers, including guests of honor: Dirk Langford of Beringer Vineyards; Peter Mondavi, Jr. of Charles Krug Winery; Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena; Damian Parker of Joseph Phelps Vineyards; Heidi Barrett of La Sirena Winery; and Laurent Sarazin of Schramsberg Vineyards. Tickets and detailed information about the event are available at www.NashvilleWineAuction.com.

Established in 1939, Lipman Brothers is the oldest distributor of wine and spirits in Tennessee. The company holds Tennessee State Permit No. 1 for wholesale liquor distribution. All 75 of the wines donated by Lipman are part of the distributor’s wine portfolio.

Nationally recognized wine expert Hoyt Hill, who is affiliated with l'Eté du Vin, is complimentary of the gift. "Robert Lipman’s donation is a dream collection for any lover of California red wines. All the historically famous wineries – Robert Mondavi, Opus One, Chateau Montelena, Caymus, Beringer, Dominus, Far Niente, Mayacamas and Groth are represented. In addition most of the newer ‘Cult Labels’ – Plumpjack, Vine Cliff, Vineyard 29, Darioush, Volker Eisele, Hall and Paradigm – are thrown in for good measure. This truly is an 'Iconic Collection' of California red wines."

The complete list of donated wines:

2005 Arnold Palmer Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon
2003 Barnett Vineyards, Spring Mountain District, Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Beaulieu Vineyards, Private Reserve, Georges De Latour, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Beaulieu Vineyards, Rutherford, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Bennett Family "The Reserve" Cabernet Sauvignon
2001 Beringer, Montagia, Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Beringer, Private Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Cain Five, Spring Mountain District
2006 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Caymus Special Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Chappellet Vineyards, Mountain Cuvee
2006 Charles Krug, Yountville, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Chimney Rock Elevage, Stags Leap District
2005 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Clos du Val, Stags Leap District, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Clos Pegase Cabernet Sauvignon
2003 Clos Pegase Graveyard Hill, Carneros, Cabernet Sauvignon
2003 Conn Creek Anthology
2005 Conn Creek Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Dominus
2005 Far Niente, Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon
2003 Frias Family Vineyards, Spring Mountain District, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Girard Artistry
2004 Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Groth, Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Hendry Cabernet Sauvignon
2001 Jarvis Cabernet Franc
2006 Lewis Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Luna Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Madrigal Cabernet Sauvignon
2003 Mayacamas Vineyards, Mt. Veeder, Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Napa Cellars Stagecoach Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon
2003 Napanook
2005 Neyers, Conn Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Nickel & Nickel, Branding Iron Vineyard, Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Nickel & Nickel, Copper Streak, Stags Leap District, Cabernet Sauvignon
2003 Opus One
2003 Paradigm Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Peju Province Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Phifer Pavitt, Date Night, Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 PlumpJack, Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Raymond Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Robert Mondavi, Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2000 Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
2004 Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Silverado Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
2002 Spring Mountain Vineyard Elivette Reserve
2005 Stratton Lummis, Artist Series, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Swanson Vineyard, Alexis, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Tangley Oaks, Lot 9, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Terra Valentine, Spring Mountain District, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Trinchero Chicken Ranch Vineyard, Rutherford, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Trinchero Mario's Reserve, Meritage
2005 Trinchero Stagecoach Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Unity Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Villa Mt. Eden, Grand Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Vine Cliff Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Vineyard 29 Cru, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Vineyard 29, Aida, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Vineyard 29, St. Helena, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Volker Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 W. H. Smith Piedra Hill Vineyards, Howell Mountain, Bronze Label Cab. Sauvignon
2004 W. H. Smith Piedra Hill Vineyards, Howell Mountain, Purple Label Cab. Sauvignon
2003 ZD 35th Anniversary Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 ZD Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 ZD Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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