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bank of america fall favorites | Nov. 08, 2018 

 
Donated by The Spire Collection

Donated by The Spire Collection

 

THE SPIRE COLLECTION – A MAGNUM OF CARDINALE, Lokoya and Vérité

Each magnum to be auctioned individually.

Lot 1A. 2012 Cardinale – 98 | RP 

In 2012, we experienced a perfect growing season in which every sub-appellation gave us beautiful fruit, such that the quality of the expression of each appellation soared to the level of Cardinale’s expectation. Blackberries, shale, hints of earth, currant, Asian spice and mountain minerality reside alongside a breadth of structural tannins and weight from the concentration of fruit. This seamless wine will be enjoyed for decades to come.

Lot 1B. 2014 Lokoya Mount Veeder – 99 | RP

There’s something unique viticulturally and oenologically about 2014, and it’s these changes each year that keep winemaking interesting. Showcasing rich blue fruit, vanilla toast, expressive violet aromatics and a finish that lasts forever, the 2014 Lokoya Mount Veeder is a complex and sophisticated wine built to age for three decades or more.

Lot 1C. 2013 Vérité La Muse – 100 | RP

The 2013 growing season was truly a perfect one in Sonoma County.  A merlot-dominant blend from Vérité, La Muse is rich and spiced on the nose, with flavors of truffle, licorice and black cherry intermingling on the palate. An elegant and complex wine that will age gracefully over the next 30+ years.
 

 
 
Donated by The Spire Collection

Donated by The Spire Collection

 

2. A Trio of Zena Crown Vineyard Magnums

1.5L 2014 Zena Crown Conifer Pinot Noir – 92 | WA
1.5L 2014 Zena Crown Slope Pinot Noir – 93+ | WA
1.5L 2014 Zena Crown Sum ∑ Pinot Noir – 92 | WA
BONUS: 750 ml 2014 Zena Crown Slope Pinot Noir

Winemaker, Shane Moore crafts wines for Zena Crown Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills. Since its third leaf, Zena Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir has been subject to multiple interpretations and became a sought-after single-vineyard designate for top producers in the region. They adapt to its rhythms and natural oscillations, they seek to explore and manifest the singular voice of this special plot of land, in accordance with the remote and rugged beauty of the Eola-Amity Hills. The 2014 growing season was phenomenal, resulting in these three stunning 100 percent Pinot Noirs. A treasure for any discerning wine cellar. 

 
 
Donated by The Spire Collection

Donated by The Spire Collection

 

3. Mount brave 3L + winery tour package

One (1) 3L 2012 Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon, Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley 
Gift Certificate for a VIP Tour and Tasting for Four (4) at the Spire House

The Mt. Brave vineyard site sits high atop Mt. Veeder at an elevation of 1,400 to 1,800 feet. With such great heights comes labor intensive winegrowing approaches as thin, rocky soils and steep slopes make water retention a challenge and erosion a threat. These dramatic conditions result in tiny berries with intense flavor and extended sun exposure helps develop flavor and ripen tannins. Aged in French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered, the 2012 Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon is from the very best blocks Mt. Brave has to offer. Along with a 3L of this stunning mountain wine, you and three guests will experience a private tour of our Mt. Brave estate vineyard and a VIP tasting at the Spire Collection Estate in Calistoga.

 
 
Donated by The Spire Collection

Donated by The Spire Collection

 

4. the lokoya perfect pair

750ml 2013 Lokoya Howell Mountain – 100 | RP
750ml 2013 Lokoya Mount Veeder Mountain – 100 | RP

Lokoya is a collection of four distinct Cabernet Sauvignons from four of Napa Valley’s most celebrated mountain appellations. The 2013 vintage was a wonderful vintage highlighted by early flavor development and steady temperatures for most of the season that resulted in outstanding wines as they were put into barrel. From Mount Veeder to Howell Mountain, these wines express exceptional characters, textures, and visceral complexities – each presenting the uniqueness of their locations. Aged in French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered, these wines show the purest expression of place and can be enjoyed for the next three decades or more.

 
 
Donated by Mitchell’s Fund + Novant Health Foundation

Donated by Mitchell’s Fund + Novant Health Foundation

 

5. charlotte hornets luxury suite

Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat
March 6, 2019

Ready to beat the Heat in Buzz City? This incredible auction experience includes:
18 Premium Hospitality Suite Game Tickets 
Two (2) VIP Parking Passes
Private VIP elevator access to suite level
Beverages (non-alcoholic) + Full Catering
 

 
 
Donated by The Spire Collection

Donated by The Spire Collection

 

6. 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 guests (two couples) for a two-night stay in two individual, finely appointed suites. This unparalleled wine country weekend will be one to remember.

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 Clarendon Vineyard in McLaren Vale, Australia.

In addition to your stay, you will receive a private VIP tasting followed by a picnic lunch in the vineyard. This is a unique opportunity to explore and connect with The Spire Collection’s curated portfolio of rare and limited production wines from Napa Valley and across the globe.

The lot for two couples includes:
Two (2) night stay at The Spire Collection Estate for Two (2) Couples
VIP Spire Collection Tasting for Four (4)
Picnic Lunch for Four (4) in the Vineyard
One (1) 3L 2012 La Jota Vineyard Co.
Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon