GRAND GALA + LIVE AUCTION | APRIL 21st, 2018
1. 2006 ROBERT FOLEY CLARET | SIGNED 3L (OWC)
Bob Foley has had a long and treasured history with Charlotte Wine & Food. Along with the late Dick Ward, Bob has given some of his very best of his best wines made to our charity. This magnificent 3L bottle is a testament to his winemaking genius!
The 2006 is a blend of vineyard blocks rather than varieties and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Delicious middle, thorough ripeness and perfect tannin framework put this one right up with the 2001 vintage, one of the best reds we’ve had the pleasure to have known.
Inspirational in its youth, the ‘06 Claret will out-age most of us!
2. BEST OF BURGUNDY | DOMAINE PONSOT
When you think of Burgundy and Rocco Tritico, you think only of the best! Elevate your cellar with Domaine Ponsot’s flagship red, the Clos de la Roche “Cuvée Vieilles Vignes” Grand Cru which began estate bottling in 1934. The wines of Clos de la Roche are always very virile and elegant with a very long finish.
1995 Clos de la Roche “Cuvée Vieilles Vignes” Grand Cru (9 bottles)
1995 Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru (3 bottles)
Paired with the perfect glassware: Seven (7) Riedel Wide-Rimmed Sommelier Burgundy Grand Cru Glasses
3. TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME! | NEW YORK YANKEES
Four (4) New York Yankees Tickets in section 121A at the Yankees stadium in New York to a mutually agreed upon 2018 regular season home game.
4. THE GREAT HARLAN EMPIRE
Bill Harlan reigns as the king of the Napa Valley cult Game of Thrones and here we present two of his greatest victories - Harlan Estate and BOND. Rarely do you get a chance to buy two ultimate cults of this magnitude in one offering.
2009 Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Magnum in OWC)
2011 BOND Red Horizontal (in OWC) including:
Melbury, Pluribus, Quella, St. Eden, Vecina
5. A CASE OF PINOT ENVY | A CULT COLLECTION OF CALIFORNIA’S FINEST PINOT NOIRS
Don’t miss out on this extraordinary collection representing the very best of this varietal – ten (10) bottles | 1 Magnum.
2008 Peay Scallopshelf (Magnum)
2008 Kistler Cuvée Natalie Sonoma Coast Silver Belt Vineyard
2012 Aubert Sonoma Coast UV Vineyard
2013 Littorai Sonoma Coast Hirsch Vineyard (2 bottles)
2013 Littorai Sonoma Coast Cerise Vineyard
2013 William Selyem Russian River Valley
2014 Booker Paso Robles RLF
2014 Clos Solène L’Imprevu
2014 Donum Russian River Valley Reserve
2014 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Ulises Valdez Vineyard
6. WONDERFUL WASHINGTON WINES | WWW.DON’TMISSTHISONE.COM
Washington State wineries are making some of the very best Cabernets and Syrahs in the world. Expand your collection with an exceptional mix of both varietals from five of the leading vintners from the state. A magnificent magnum and fifteen (15) bottles featuring a vertical and horizontals make this collection the ultimate Washington Wine tour de force!
2002 Andrew Will Sorella (Magnum)
2009 Quilceda Creek Palengat Horse Heaven Hills Red Wine
2013 Quilceda Creek Palengat Red Wine Columbia Valley (2 bottles)
2011 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Reynvaan “In The Rocks” Syrah
2013 Reynvaan “The Contender” Syrah
2013 Reynvaan “The Unnamed” Syrah
2013 Cayuse Bionic Frog
2013 Cayuse Widowmaker
2013 Cayuse The Lovers
2013 Cayuse Impulsivo
2013 Cayuse Camaspelo
2013 Cayuse Armada
7. BURSTING WITH PRIDE
Charlotte has had a long love affair with Pride Mountain Vineyards and for good reason. Don’t swallow your pride… indulge your instincts and let love blossom with this alluring and expansive collections of Pride, allowing you to explore all of its bounties. This collection includes one (1) magnum (not pictured) and three (3) mini-verticals (13 bottles total).
2001 Cabernet Franc (Magnum) - not pictured
2009 Vintner Select Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Vintner Select Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon
2011 Vintner Select Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Cabernet Franc (2 bottles)
2013 Cabernet Franc
2014 Cabernet Franc
2015 Cabernet Franc
8. GET DOWN UNDER! | TOP-RATED AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ
Enjoy seven (7) bottles of stupendous Shiraz from two of Australia’s top wineries. Flirting with perfection are two verticals of RunRig, a first-growth of Australia that often draws comparison with the beautifully fragrant and tautly structured wines from the steep slopes of the Northern Rhône’s Côte Rôtie. Along with Amon-Ra Shiraz, an iconic wine that epitomizes Ben Glaetzer’s passion to create wines that are full flavored, multi-layered and intense but still elegant, stylish and finely balanced, you’ll be saying it’s a “G’day Mate” in no time!
2002 Torbreck RunRig Shiraz, Barossa Valley | 99RP (2 bottles)
2003 Torbreck RunRig Shiraz, Barossa Valley | 99RP (2 bottles)
2004 Torbreck RunRig Shiraz, Barossa Valley | 99RP (2 bottles)
2012 Glaetzer AMON-Ra Unfiltered Shiraz | 97RP
9. A DINNER WITHOUT EQUAL | THE WINES OF SINE QUA NON
Robert Parker has described Manfred Krankl, the genius behind Sine Qua Non, as “One of the most creative and multidimensional winemakers on Planet Earth.” If you are not familiar with Sine Qua Non, it is probably the best wine in the world you have never heard of.
Through the generosity of Jeff and Rita Krasnow, of Roanoke, Virginia, we offer a chance to taste eight (8) of Sine Qua Non’s outstanding wines accompanied by a magnificent dinner at the home of David and Pam Furr catered by Bruce and Leslie Schlernitzauer of Porcupine Provisions.
The date for this special occasion is to be coordinated with the all parties during the fall of 2018. Jeff and Rita and David and Pam will join the winning bidder and eleven (11) of his or her closest friends for this special evening.
The following highly rated wines (97-100 points) will be served:
2010 Sine Qua Non In The Abstract (white Rhone blend)
2013 Sine Qua Non Lightmotif (white Rhone blend)
2005 Sine Qua Non The Naked Truth Grenache
2011 Sine Qua Non Dark Blossom Grenache
2014 Sine Qua Non Shakti Grenache
2003 Sine Qua Non Papa Syrah
2011 Sine Qua Non Dark Blossom Syrah
2013 Sine Qua Non Syrah Le Supplement
10. THE SPIRE COLLECTION EXPERIENCE
The home for the Spire Collection is in Calistoga at a private estate nestled among vineyards in the celebrated Napa Valley. This gated estate, at once warm and welcoming, awaits you and three (3) guests (2 couples) for a two (2) night stay in one of the finely appointed suites.
They’ve spent decades laying the groundwork for The Spire Collection from their own prestigious vineyards around the world; California, Oregon, France, Italy, Australia, and South Africa. The Spire Collection includes notable wineries like La Jota Vineyard Co., Howell Mountain and Mt. Brave, Mt. Veeder in Napa Valley; Arcanum in Tuscany; and Hickinbotham Clardon Vineyard in McLaren Vale, Australia.
In addition to your stay, you will receive a private VIP tasting of wines in the Spire Collection for four (4), followed by a picnic lunch on Howell Mountain. This is a unique opportunity to explore and connect with the curated portfolio of rare and limited production wines from Napa Valley and across the globe. This unparalleled wine country weekend will be one to remember.
• Two (2) Night Stay at The Spire Estate for Two (2) Couples
• Spire VIP Tasting for Two (2) Couples
• Picnic Lunch on Howell Mountain for Two (2) Couples
• Two (2) Magnums (1 per couple) 2014 Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon
• $1000 American Airlines Gift Card ($500/couple)
To be redeemed on a mutually agreed upon date by April 30, 2019.