It was a topsy-turvy ride at the 2003 Napa Valley Wine Auction, held June 5-8. Bidders ponied up $5.8 million, the fourth-highest total in the 23 years of the charity event. Even so, the fund-raiser was on the way to its third consecutive decline until the Trinchero family, who headed this year's auction, made a remarkably generous $655,000 contribution.
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