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our auctioneer - Perlman Music Program
THE PERLMAN MUSIC PROGRAM
SEVENTH CHARITY WINE AUCTION
HOSTS
Toby and Itzhak Perlman
AUCTIONEER & EVENT CHAIR
Michael Troise
CHAIRMEN COMMITTEE
Stephanie and Gavin Albert
Leslie and James Attwood
Ann and Michael Bunyaner
Vanessa and Henry Cornell
Ellen and Rodger DeRose
Bari and Neil Goldmacher
Katherine and Peter Kend
Penny and Jay Lieberman
Eilene and Ronald J. Oehl
Pamela and Edward S. Pantzer
Joanna S. and Daniel Rose
Roger Schagrin
Hannele and Michael Troise
Diane and Thomas Tuft
Eileen and Ronald Weiser
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
LE BERNARDIN
Dear friends and fellow wine lovers,
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to The Perlman
Music Program’s Seventh Charity Wine Auction at Le
Bernardin.
My wife, Toby, recognized from her own musical education
that teaching young, talented musicians is a delicate and
involved process, similar to properly storing the perfect
wine. Just as different wines develop at their own individual
pace, so do aspiring young musicians. No matter the
time frame, when nurtured properly, like good wine, our
students only get better with age.
By joining us tonight, you are making a significant investment
in the future of classical music. Your generosity will provide
us with the necessary resources to support the world's
most talented young artists.
Tonight's event would not have been possible without our dedicated Chairmen: Stephanie
and Gavin Albert, Leslie and James Attwood, Ann and Michael Bunyaner, Vanessa
and Henry Cornell, Ellen and Rodger DeRose, Bari and Neil Goldmacher, Katherine
and Peter Kend, Penny and Jay Lieberman, Eilene and Ronald J. Oehl, Pamela and
Edward S. Pantzer, Joanna S. and Daniel Rose, Roger Schagrin, Hannele and Michael
Troise, Diane and Thomas Tuft, and Eileen and Ronald Weiser.
Finally, I must thank our Auctioneer and Event Chair, Michael Troise. Since we first embarked
on creating a charity wine auction for PMP, Michael has become an invaluable advisor and
friend. He has generously shared his sound advice and incomparable expertise with us for
many years, and is responsible for writing and preparing the beautiful catalog in front of you
today. As our auctioneer, Michael's quick wit, encyclopedic knowledge, and inimitable presence
at the podium will make the evening unforgettable.
We are incredibly fortunate to have some excellent lots this year, and I extend a heartfelt
thanks to all of our generous donors, and to all of you in this room tonight. In the spirit of a
wonderful cause, I hope you will raise your paddle and bid high!
Cheers,
Itzhak Perlman
OUR GRATEFUL THANKS TO...
Michael Troise for so generously sharing his invaluable time, expertise, and guidance with us.
In particular, we are thankful for his important role in preparing, researching, and writing this
catalogue, and graciously serving as our Auctioneer.
Our Auction Chairmen for their generosity and leadership: Stephanie and Gavin Albert,
Leslie and James Attwood, Ann and Michael Bunyaner, Vanessa and Henry Cornell,
Ellen and Rodger DeRose, Bari and Neil Goldmacher, Katherine and Peter Kend,
Penny and Jay Lieberman, Eilene and Ronald J. Oehl, Pamela and Edward S. Pantzer,
Joanna S. and Daniel Rose, Roger Schagrin, Hannele and Michael Troise, Diane and
Thomas Tuft, and Eileen and Ronald Weiser.
Joel Rubins, Christina Burden, Dalila Garcia and Josephine Colon at Western
Carriers and Nest Egg Wine Collections for their kind and expert assistance with the
complex logistics of our wine storage, inventory, and shipping. Our precious bottles could not
be in safer hands.
Chef Eric Ripert, Wine Director Aldo Sohm, Karin Burroughs, Persephone Chan,
and the entire team at Le Bernardin for providing a spectacular venue and experience for our
charity auction. Thank you for making our evening magical.
All of the generous donors who have gifted us outstanding wines, dinners, experiences and
more for our catalogue. We are honored to feature their donations tonight.
Our Board of Directors:
Toby Perlman
President and Founder
Itzhak Perlman
Randall Blank
Chairman
Jay Dweck
Vice President
Mark Miller
Secretary / Treasurer
Barbara Gladstone
Vicki Kellogg
Laura Sloate
Caitlin Tully
OUR AUCTIONEER
Tonight's auction will be under the direction of Michael Troise.
Mr. Troise is the retired Auction Director for NY Wines/
Christie's Fine and Rare Wine Department and an expert in
the field with more than 40 years experience tasting, buying
and brokering wines from vintages dating as far back as the late
eighteenth century.
He is the current Wine Advisor and Auction Director for
the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in Palm Beach and
The Perlman Music Program, and is a consultant to numerous
private clubs, restaurants and organizations throughout the
country. He is also a consultant to clients all over the world
in the private equity field of wine investment management and
is a specialist in rare wine authentication and fraud detection,
having been called on to testify as an expert witness in
numerous such litigations across the country.
Mr. Troise sits on the board of the Palm Beach Wine Auction and many other charitable
organizations. He is President of the Rusty Staub Foundation, Officier Commandeur of the
Chevaliers du Tastevin, Bailli Emérite of the International Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Commandeur
of the Commanderie de Bordeaux and a member of both the International Wine and Food
Society and Compagnons de Beaujolais.
In 2014, the international wine society, Chevaliers du Tastevin, awarded Mr. Troise its highest
honor—the Tastevin d’Or.
CONDITIONS OF PURCHASE
1. The auctioneer is the agent for The Perlman Music Program (herein “seller”).
2. These Conditions of Purchase, as amended by addenda or oral announcements during the sale,
constitute the entire terms and conditions of seller with respect to the sale and purchase of
wines listed herein. By bidding, the bidder agrees to be bound by these Conditions of Purchase.
3. All bids are per lot as announced by the auctioneer, listed on the bid sheet, or amended in the
addendum. Seller may divide, duplicate and/or combine any lot or lots at its sole discretion.
4. Absentee bids for this auction may be placed via fax or telephone prior to 3:00 PM (EST) on
Wednesday, February 3, 2016. All lots will be sold to the highest bidder to be sold at the fall
of the gavel. Duplicate lots may be offered to under-bidders at the discretion of the auctioneer.
5. Seller may, at any time prior to the fall of the gavel, withdraw a lot from the Auction.
6. Seller shall have the right to reject any bid at any time prior to the fall of the gavel. Bids will be
accepted only from registered bidders.
7. Should a dispute arise between bidders in the Auction, or should the auctioneer doubt the
validity of any bid, the auctioneer shall have the right to resolve the dispute, re-offer, re-sell or
withdraw the lot in question.
8. No bid shall be valid unless acknowledged by the auctioneer. A lot will be deemed sold at the
fall of the gavel, after which the buyer assumes full risk and responsibility.
9. Bids that are submitted to the seller in writing, via fax, over the phone or otherwise left with
the seller prior to the sale, for execution at or below a specified price, are entertained and
executed by the seller for the convenience of the bidders; but the seller shall not be responsible
for failing to execute such bids or for errors relating to the execution of such bids.
10. All wines sold herein are subject to the provisions of the New York Alcoholic Beverage Control
Act and are offered and sold subject to its provisions. Any offer or sale shall be governed and
interpreted by the laws of the State of New York.
11. For federal income tax purposes, seller is classified as a tax-exempt corporation (Tax ID 11324-7651) under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).
12. Prior to the receipt of any wine, purchasers must make full payment, in U.S.
dollars, by March 4, 2016. Seller reserves the right to re-sell any lot or lots for which
payment has not been made by this date. All payments must be made by personal check or
credit card: Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
13. Should any dispute related to these conditions of purchase arise, the prevailing party shall be
entitled to its reasonable attorneys fees and costs.
14. No representative of seller shall have the right to waive or modify any of the terms and
conditions set forth herein, except that the seller’s authorized representative may do so by
general announcement at the Auction.
15.The Auction is a widely publicized event. As a condition of and in consideration for participation
in the Auction, participant releases the seller from any liability connected with the reproduction,
adaptation, display, publication, and distribution, in any and all media, whether now known or
yet to be developed, of any videos, photographs or other images taken of the participant at the
Auction, participant’s name, voice likeness, city of residence, and any other information regarding
her or his participation in the Auction.
16. Terms and conditions of all lots and certificates must be strictly adhered to. Changes may not
be allowable.
17. For those lots that include wine with a lunch or dinner, please consult with the restaurant
before bringing wine to their premise for the meal. Other wines may be freely substituted in their
place and/or wines may be purchased directly from the restaurant’s wine list.
BOTTLE SIZES
375ml
750ml
1.5L
3L
3L
4.5 – 5L
6L
6L
Half bottle
Bottle
Magnum
Double Magnum
Jéroboam (Burgundy, Champagne, Rhône)
Jéroboam (Bordeaux)
Imperial
Methuselah (Burgundy, Champagne, Rhône)
DISCLAIMER
Wines are described in this catalogue as accurately as possible. Buyers are urged to make
allowances for slight variations in ullages and conditions. No guarantee is made regarding
provenance and authenticity of the wines except where noted, and no returns will be accepted.
SHIPPING
Shipping arrangements for your purchase can be made once your payment for the
purchase has been processed. Purchasers must arrange shipment within 30 days
of receipt of payment.
To make shipping arrangements, please contact:
Christina Burden, Western Carriers
800.631.7776, ext. 7240 / [email protected]
2220 91st Street, Main Building #1
North Bergen, New Jersey 07047
Bidders should be aware of limitations and restrictions imposed by various states regarding
importation of alcoholic beverages which have been purchased at auction and brought into
that state’s jurisdiction from another state. It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to
investigate, apply, obtain, route and comply with all special permits or license requirements
prior to collection or shipment of wines purchased at this charity auction. The Perlman
Music Program assumes no obligation or responsibility for obtaining permits or licenses on
behalf of the purchaser prior to shipment, or any legal responsibility that may follow. Bidders
are urged to familiarize themselves with their respective state’s importation statutes prior
to bidding at auction to determine if, when, and how wines may be legally delivered to their
states from the State of New York.
Wines are insured at a nominal charge. Purchasers may waive insurance charges if their
credit card provides insurance. Any loss or damage resulting from shipping wines via any
carrier will be the sole responsibility and at the risk of the purchaser or such carrier. The
Perlman Music Program will not be held responsible for any deterioration of wines.
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A TOAST FOR GOOD LUCK – A RARE JEROBOAM OF THE GREAT KRUG
BRUT ROSÉ
What better way to begin our auction tonight than with a toast to the world’s greatest
producer of Champagne – the House of Krug.
Krug Rosé is the only prestige cuvée rosé to be blended from a rich palette of wines from
three different grape varieties, and from such a wide range of years. These are blended with
a wonderfully expressive skin-fermented Pinot Noir wine to deliver its unparalleled and
characteristic color and spice. A resting time of at least five years in Krug’s cellars gives Krug
Rosé its subtle bubbles and long-lasting elegance.
Krug Rosé was created in a bid to move away from excesses in aroma.The result is a Champagne
Rosé defined by its distinction and finesse.
Krug Rosé is decidedly the most non-conformist of Krug Champagnes. It is an unexpected
delight, surprising at every sip with its texture, color and taste.
“Krug Rosé is both unexpected and daring. It shows a broad and extensive aromatic palette,
unusual for a Rosé Champagne. As you taste Krug Rosé, you will discover harmonies of puff pastry
and red-berry tart, which develop towards honey and citrus fruits. Its floral accents and notes of dried
or stewed fruit will enthrall your palate. Its extreme delicacy is enhanced by the subtlety of its fine
and elegant bubbles.” Eric Lebel, Chef de Caves, Krug
Includes:
• One Jéroboam of Krug Brut Rosé – direct from the House of Krug
Donated courtesy of Vincent Pagès, Head of Krug Champagne, USA
Opening Bid: $1,000
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A PETER MICHAEL EXTRAVAGANZA
In 1982, after six years of searching for land to serve as both vineyard and family retreat,
Sir Peter Michael and Lady Michael purchased 630 acres of volcanic ridges on the western
face of Mount St. Helena in Knights Valley. Following Sir Peter’s 100 by 100 vision – 100%
family ownership for at least 100 years – and drawing inspiration from the great wineries of
Burgundy and Bordeaux, the family hired like-minded viticulturists and winemakers to help
them create terroir driven wines that would stand the test of time. Today, with the support
of son, Paul, and his wife Emily, the Peter Michael winery still adheres to its original founding
principles of “mountain vineyards, classical winemaking, and limited production.”
Includes:
• One Double Magnum of 2005 Peter Michael Les Pavots Estate Red
• One Double Magnum of 2006 Peter Michael Les Pavots Estate Red
• One Double Magnum of 2007 Peter Michael Les Pavots Estate Red
• One Double Magnum of 2008 Peter Michael Les Pavots Estate Red
Donated courtesy of Sir Peter Michael and Peter Michael Winery
Opening Bid: $3,800
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PUT SOME REAL LEAD IN YOUR CELLAR PENCIL
If you’re suffering from Elixir Deficiency, here’s your chance to really put some lead in your
cellar pencil. Just look at this incredible collection of stunning wines: Châteaux Latour, Haut
Brion, Cheval Blanc, Lafite Rothschild, Palmer, and even one of the greatest Burgundies known
to the human race, Domaine Vogüé’s 1990 Musigny. It’ll be you against the room for this once
in a lifetime opportunity – a true battle of wills. Go ahead. Make our day.
Includes:
• One bottle of 1983 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
• One bottle of 1989 Château Baron de Pichon Longueville
• One bottle of 1982 Château Gruaud Larose
• One bottle of 1990 Château Haut Brion
• One bottle of 1994 Château Latour
• One bottle of 1986 Château Lafite Rothschild
• One bottle of 1990 Château Lafite Rothschild
• One bottle of 1986 Château Cheval Blanc
• One bottle of 1990 Château Cheval Blanc
• One bottle of 1983 Château Palmer
• One bottle of 1989 Château La Conseillante
• One bottle of 1990 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny
Donated courtesy of Penny and Jay Lieberman
Opening Bid: $4,500
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PINOT ENVY
“Vibrant notes of freshly sautéed porcini mushrooms, roasted meats, Asian plum sauce, black currants
and forest floor aromas jump from the glass of this wonderful, still surprisingly young and vibrant Pinot
Noir (1997 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard).”
“A spectacular Pinot Noir that tastes like a Burgundy grand cru, the 1998 Marcassin Pinot Noir
is the only Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir where the alcohol nearly reached 15%, finishing at 14.9%.
From this challenging vintage in Northern California, Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer hit a home run
with this dark plum-colored 1998. It offers up notes of raspberry jam, Asian plum sauce, blackberries
and smoked game in an incredibly complex, nuanced style.”
“The 1999 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard reveals a mineral, soy, Asian plum sauce
characteristic, along with notes of black raspberries, scorched earth, steak tartare, and assorted black
fruits. Subtle notions of toasty vanillin from new oak aging also emerge.This wine has full body as well
as remarkable concentration, length, and presence.”
“The magnificent 2000 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard continues to develop even
more complexity. Truly great stuff, this medium to full-bodied 2000 exhibits scents of rose petals
intertwined with charcuterie, spring flowers, blue and black fruits, and hints of raspberries, cola, and
mint oil. This profound, extremely nuanced, powerful, exuberant Pinot Noir boasts terrific definition
and personality.”
“The plum/ruby-colored, earthy, meaty, smoky 2001 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard
possesses Morey-St.-Denis-like characteristics of plums, mushrooms, forest floor, and flowers.”
“The virtually perfect 2002 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard is not to be out-performed.
A deep ruby/purple color is followed by extraordinary aromas of plum liqueur, raspberries, cherries,
and forest floor. Drinking this full-bodied, pure, multilayered 2002 is akin to a religious experience. In
fact, if you’re not religious, you soon will be.”
All quotes from Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• One bottle of 1997 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard
• One bottle of 1998 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard
• One bottle of 1999 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard
• One bottle of 2000 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard
• One bottle of 2001 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard
• One bottle of 2002 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard
Donated courtesy of Katherine and Peter Kend
Opening Bid: $1,900
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AN EXTRAORDINARY IMPERIAL OF 2011 CHATEAU MARGAUX
Under the brilliant direction of the incomparable and undisputed grande dame of Bordeaux,
Corinne Mentzelopoulos, Château Margaux has produced a succession of stunningly great
vintages. The 2011 Château Margaux is certainly one of the very best of them.
“The 2011 Château Margaux is a candidate for wine of the vintage. With the harvest occurring
between September 5th and 20th, it was the smallest crop in over twenty years as yields were cut
significantly by the drought. The berries were tiny. Moreover, analytically, the 2011 has a higher level
of concentration as well as tannins than the 2009. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, only 38% of the harvest made it into the grand vin. The
wine boasts a dark ruby/plum color as well as a fragrant perfume of spring flowers, sweet, supple,
well-integrated tannins, medium body, and the elegance and nobility expected from a great firstgrowth.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Ladies and gentlemen, please know that Château Margaux produces very, very few Imperials.
This one was personally given to Maestro Perlman and The Perlman Music Program by Madame
Mentzelopoulos especially for the 2016 auction.
Includes:
• One Imperial of 2011 Château Margaux
Donated courtesy of Mme. Corinne Menztelopoulos and Château Margaux
Opening Bid: $7,000
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DINNERS FOR TWO AT LINCOLN CENTER
Lincoln Ristorante is the home of one of the world’s great chefs, Jonathan Benno. You
may remember Chef Benno from his days as Executive Chef of Per Se. Now, Chef Benno has
re-invented himself in Lincoln, coming back to his Italian roots. Its location beside Lincoln
Center’s reflecting pool and Henry Moore sculpture is perhaps the most exquisite in the
world.
Gabriel’s, owned by renowned restaurateur, Gabriel Aiello, has been a standard bearer for
delicious Italian cuisine since it first opened its doors in 1991. It is a hot spot for some of
the most powerful, influential people, ranging from the celebrities we all know and love to
important politicians, including Presidents Bush and Clinton.
Telepan, situated on a leafy block, just steps from Central Park, welcomes guests to enjoy
bold American dishes in a smart yet relaxed setting. Chef Bill Telepan opened his fine dining
restaurant in 2005, and it has since earned glowing reviews and a Michelin Star.
“The 2007 Poggio Il Castellare Brunello di Montalcino presents an intriguing melange of
camphor, smoke, licorice, tar and black cherries, all supported by firm yet tannins. Smoke, tar and
licorice infuse the huge finish.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• Four course dinner for two at Lincoln Ristorante with wine pairings
• Dinner for two at Gabriel’s
• Dinner for two at Telepan
• One Magnum of 2007 Poggio Il Castellare Brunello di Montalcino
• One Double Magnum of 1997 Falletto di Bruno Giacosa 'Falletto’ Barolo
• One Magnum of 2005 Dom Pérignon
- Dinner at Lincoln donated courtesy of Executive Chef and Proprietor Jonathan Benno
- Dinner at Gabriel’s donated courtesy of Gabriel Aiello
- Dinner at Telepan donated courtesy of Bill Telepan
- Magnum of 2007 Brunello di Montalcino donated courtesy of Cornelia and Ralph Heins
- Double Magnum of 1997 Barolo donated courtesy of Bari and Neil Goldmacher
- Magnum of 2005 Dom Pérignon donated courtesy of Jane and Geoffrey Troy and the New York
Wine Warehouse
Note: Dinner gift certificates are valid for one year after the date of issuance. Tax, gratuity and
wines are not included, unless otherwise specified. Please confirm corkage policies when placing your
reservation.
Opening Bid: $1,500
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A FULL CASE OF 1989 CHATEAU MARGAUX
“The 1989 Château Margaux has a dark plum/garnet color and a big, sweet nose of new saddle
leather, toasty oak, and weedy black cherry and cassis fruit.The wine is medium-bodied, with relatively
elevated tannins, outstanding concentration and purity, but a somewhat clipped as well as compressed
finish. This certainly outstanding wine has put on a bit of weight in its evolution in the bottle.”
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• One 12 bottle case of 1989 Château Margaux
Donated courtesy of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Loeffler
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Opening Bid: $4,200
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A FULL CASE OF THE GREATEST CHATEAU PONTET CANET EVER MADE
“I remember tasting the immortal 1945 Pontet Canet thinking there couldn’t possibly be another
vintage of this wine to surpass it. I was wrong. The 2009 Château Pontet Canet is the richest,
most fragrant, most gloriously layered wine I have ever had the privilege to taste from this impeccably
run property - period.” Michael Troise
“An amazing wine in every sense, this classic, full-bodied Pauillac is the quintessential Pontet
Canet from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who continues to reduce yields and farms his vineyards biodynamically – a rarity in Bordeaux. Black as a moonless night, the 2009 Pontet Canet offers up
notes of incense, graphite, smoke, licorice, crème de cassis and blackberries. A wine of irrefutable
purity, laser-like precision, colossal weight and richness, and sensational freshness, this is a tour de
force in winemaking that is capable of lasting 50 or more years. The tannins are elevated, but they
are sweet and beautifully integrated as are the acidity, wood and alcohol (which must be in excess of
14%). This vineyard, which is situated on the high plateau of Pauillac adjacent to Mouton Rothschild,
appears to have done everything perfectly in 2009.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• A full 12 bottle case of 2009 Château Pontet Canet – direct from the château
in its original wood case
Donated courtesy of The Perlman Music Program
Opening Bid: $3,800
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2009 CABERNET SAUVIGNON FROM HISTORIC HEITZ CELLARS
The intensely flavorful wines from Rutherford's Trailside Vineyard have been part of the Heitz
range since 1989. The vineyard is flanked by the Silverado Trail on one side and Conn Creek
on the other and is certified organic.
Aged in oak for three and half years, the winery describes the 2009 vintage thusly: "Opulent
hues of ruby and garnet draw you headlong into the glass; rich aromas of blackberry and a
hint of nutmeg invite you to stay. With just the right amount of French oak there is a subtle
sweetness that lifts and enhances the dark fruit characters on the palate. Balanced against
the more savory, earthy notes of coffee and cedar, this wine has all the hallmarks of a classic
Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon."
Includes:
• Six bottles of 2009 Heitz Cellars Trailside Cabernet Sauvignon
Donated courtesy of Kathleen Heitz Myers and Heitz Cellars
Opening Bid: $500
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DINNER FOR TEN AT RED BAR BRASSERIE IN SOUTHAMPTON
Hobnob with the Hamptons glitterati this summer at the Red Bar Brasserie.
Inspired 18 years ago by the southern restaurateur Kirk Basnight, Red Bar is unequivocally
the most comfortable gathering place for both Southampton locals and those who cherish
fine dining. The food, created by Chef Erik Nodeland, is an inspired balance between French
influence and local bounty. From Peconic oysters harvested locally daily, a perfect filet mignon,
foie gras made in-house, to his signature favorite, the truffled chicken with mushroom risotto,
Chef Nodeland’s menu simply never ceases to amaze with its creativity and rainbow of flavors.
Includes:
• Three course chef's menu for ten in the private room of Red Bar Brasserie,
including wine pairings
• One five liter Jéroboam of 1978 Château Ducru Beaucaillou
• One Magnum of 2010 Aubert UV-SL Vineyard Pinot Noir
• One Magnum of 2012 Aubert Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard Chardonnay
• One Magnum of 2013 Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Pinot Noir
- Dinner at Red Bar Brasserie donated by owner Kirk Basnight
- Ducru Beaucaillou donated courtesy of Vanessa and Henry Cornell
- Aubert Magnums donated courtesy of Michael Cinque and Amagansett Wine & Spirits
Note: Dinner to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date. Some blackout dates may be applicable.
Dinner does not include tax or gratuity. Please confirm corkage policies when placing your reservation.
Opening Bid: $1,600
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A JEROBOAM OF 2011 DOMAINE FAIVELEY BIENVENUES BATARD
MONTRACHET
Domaine Faiveley makes very few Jéroboams of this great and distinctive Grand Cru white.
We are honored to have received this direct from owner/proprietor, Erwan Faiveley.
“The 2011 Domaine Faiveley Bienvenues-Bâtard Montrachet is a beautifully made wine
showing citrus notes of lemon and lime, with acacia flower undertones. Lush, ripe and perfectly
balanced, this is a wine of elegance and sophistication.” Michael Troise
Includes:
• One Jéroboam of 2011 Domaine Faiveley Bienvenues-Bâtard Montrachet
Donated courtesy of Erwan Faiveley and Domaine Faiveley
Opening Bid: $800
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MUSIC IN A GLASS
Arietta is wine specialist and auctioneer, Fritz Hatton and his wife Caren’s name for wines
born of a passion for music. The name Arietta, meaning short aria or art song, expresses their
belief that all great wines must sing. Both wine and song should "take flight," in the course of
which the qualities of balance, vibrancy, depth, overtones, and complexity resonate and give
us a sense of exaltation.
One of America’s most celebrated winemakers, Andy Erickson, crafts the Arietta wines from
carefully chosen blocks in the cooler climates of Napa Valley. The Arietta wine portfolio
currently consists of four red wines—H Block Hudson, Variation One, Cabernet Sauvignon,
and Quartet—and one white wine, On The White Keys.
The Hattons founded Arietta in 1996 in partnership with winemaker John Kongsgaard and his
wife, Maggy. The partnership was born of a shared passion for fine wine and classical music.
The vinous inspiration for Arietta was an extraordinary 2.3 acre block of Cabernet Franc on
the Hudson Ranch in Napa/Carneros. The fruit from this block of Cabernet Franc serves as
the core of the Arietta Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards. The Arietta project grew with
the selection of additional superb blocks of Merlot and Syrah on the Hudson Ranch, which
made possible the addition of two wines to the Arietta portfolio: Arietta Red Wine Variation
One, an innovative blend of Merlot and Syrah, and Arietta Merlot Hudson Vineyards, produced
only in selected vintages.
Arietta's label features the manuscript of Beethoven's Arietta movement from his last Piano
Sonata, Opus 111, written long after the composer had lost his hearing. Opus 111 is one of
the most transporting and revolutionary pieces of music ever composed. Serene yet complex,
rich yet ethereal, Beethoven’s Arietta provides an inspirational model for great winemaking.
Includes:
• One Magnum
• One Magnum
• One Magnum
• One Magnum
• One Magnum
• One Magnum
• One Magnum
• One Magnum
• One Magnum
• One Magnum
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2005 Arietta
2006 Arietta
2007 Arietta
2008 Arietta
2009 Arietta
2007 Arietta
2008 Arietta
2009 Arietta
2010 Arietta
2011 Arietta
Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards
Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards
Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards
Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards
Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards
Red Wine “Quartet”
Red Wine “Quartet”
Red Wine “Quartet”
Red Wine “Quartet”
Red Wine “Quartet”
Donated courtesy of Caren and Fritz Hatton
Opening Bid: $1,900
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AN IMPERIAL OF THE GREAT 2009 CHATEAU CHEVAL BLANC
“One of this estate’s greatest wines, the 2009 (58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Franc) came in at
13.5% natural alcohol (some lots were as high as 14.5%). The wine exhibits sumptuous aromatics
of subtle menthol intermixed with caramel, black raspberries, mulberries, kirsch, and cassis. With
a stupendous opulence and a fleshy mouth feel, but no heaviness or fatigue, this dense wine is
staggeringly concentrated, very full-bodied, powerful, and silky smooth. Irresistible already, it is almost
frightening to think how compelling this beauty should be in a few years.” Robert Parker, The Wine
Advocate
“The 2009 Cheval Blanc has an amazing nose of beautifully ripe and creamy red and black fruits
with a hint of dark chocolate. Black currants and chocolate-covered blackberries in the mouth mingle
with a hint of sweet, toasty oak and build to a seemingly endless and almost indelible finish. With
seamless balance and round, sweet tannins this is just a gorgeous masterpiece. Owner Pierre Lurton
called it “Extraordinary, a wine that will last even longer than the 2000.” When I asked him which he
thought was better…he merely smiled. Although I tried, words simply can’t describe how good this
wine is.” Michael Troise
We urge you to bid aggressively for this rare bottle. We may never see another again.
Includes:
• One Imperial of 2009 Château Cheval Blanc – direct from the château in its
original wood case
Donated courtesy of Diane and Tom Tuft
Opening Bid: $11,000
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WHEN THREE IS DEFINITELY NOT A CROWD
Whether you call them Double Magnums or Jéroboams (if you’re in Burgundy), who doesn’t
love Three Liter bottles of wine. Nothing is more festive for big parties…or a very decadent
cozy little dinner for two.
Here we have, well, three of them.
“The 2008 Dominus (4,200 cases from a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet
Franc and Petit Verdot) reveals an explosive nose of red and black fruits intermixed with notes of
truffles, earth, soil, forest floor, and licorice. This lush, flamboyant, opulent effort is an anomaly for this
Napa vintage. It shows outstanding density, richness, a savory flavor profile, and an enduring texture.”
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
“Vanilla, toast, blackcurrants, graphite, earth and foresty notes are all present in the 2008 Shafer
Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select. It has great fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouth feel, and
quite a perfumed personality.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
“The small production (4,150 cases) of 2011 La Mission Haut Brion displays the nobility and
complexity of this great terroir. Burning embers, scorched earth, blueberry, black currant, licorice and
spice aromas jump from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-colored wine. With full body (atypical for
a 2011), but no hard edges, this opulent, multidimensional, fleshy, rich, stunningly long, well-balanced
La Mission is another great achievement in what has been nearly a century of producing remarkable
wines from this hallowed vineyard.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• One Double Magnum of 2008 Dominus
• One Double Magnum of 2006 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select
• One Double Magnum of 2011 Château La Mission Haut Brion
- 2008 Dominus donated courtesy of Roger B. Schagrin
- 2006 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select donated courtesy of John Shafer
- 2011 La Mission Haut Brion donated courtesy of Jeff Zacharia and Zachy’s Fine Wine
Opening Bid: $2,400
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DINNERS FOR FOUR AT ELEVEN MADISON PARK AND GRAMERCY
TAVERN
Dine at the current #5 restaurant in the world. Yes, in the world!
Chef Daniel Humm and General Manager, Will Guidara’s sleek Art Deco restaurant, Eleven
Madison Park, offers a master class in surprise. From the mysterious string-tied box that
kicks off proceedings to the waiter affixing a meat grinder to the table, little can be anticipated.
What diners can rely on, though, is a dining experience that is as delightful as it is engaging,
highlighted by the use of peerless ingredients and world class cooking.
In the ever prestigious Pellegrino World’s 50 Greatest Restaurants 2014 ranking, Eleven
Madison Park is #4 and was awarded the honor of being “Best Restaurant in North America”.
It also is one of only nine restaurants in the United States to have been award three Michelin
stars. Any more questions?
One of America’s most beloved restaurants, Gramercy Tavern has welcomed guests to
enjoy its contemporary American cuisine, warm hospitality, and unparalleled service for close
to two decades. Chef Michael Anthony’s fiercely seasonal menu consists of elegant dishes with
a rustic influence that showcase the restaurant’s relationships with local farms and purveyors.
The restaurant can be enjoyed through two distinct dining experiences: the Tavern and the
Dining Room. The Tavern serves an à la carte menu in a casual, walk-in setting and also offers
a daily four-course menu at dinner. The Dining Room offers fixed-price and tasting menus with
an à la carte option at lunch.
Includes:
• Dinner for four at Eleven Madison Park
• Dinner for four at Gramercy Tavern
• One Magnum of 1985 Château Mouton Rothschild
• One Magnum of 2005 Domaine Potel Clos de la Roche
- Dinner at Eleven Madison Park donated courtesy of The Perlman Music Program
- Dinner at Gramercy Tavern donated courtesy of Danny Meyer and the Union Square
Hospitality Group
- Magnum of 1985 Château Mouton Rothschild donated courtesy of Bonnie and Tom Strauss
- Magnum of 2005 Potel Clos de la Roche donated courtesy of The Perlman Music Program
Note: Dinner gift certificates are valid for one year after the date of issuance. Tax, gratuity and wines
are not included. Please confirm corkage policies when placing your reservation.
Opening Bid: $2,800
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THE LEGENDARY 1995 ROMANEE CONTI AND 1982 PETRUS
From one of the city’s great private cellars we present you with the opportunity to own two
of the most monumental and legendary wines on planet Earth – 1995 Romanée Conti and
1982 Château Pétrus.
We quote Robert Parker from The Wine Advocate:
“This 1995 Romanée Conti is mind-boggling and has gathered even more body, power, and density
than it displayed from barrel. It is complex with distinctive flavors of morel and porcini mushrooms
intermingled with cassis and black cherries. Bravo!”
“The 1982 Pétrus is a thrilling, outstanding wine... The color is a healthy dark ruby/purple, and the
wine is young and backward. Nevertheless, an herbaceous, sweet, curranty, pain grillée-like nose has
begun to emerge. The wine is full-bodied, concentrated, moderately tannic, and medium to full-bodied
with a long, super-rich, concentrated finish.”
Includes:
• One bottle of 1995 Romanée Conti
Note: Very slightly bin soiled label, "Cont" (of Romanée-Conti)" scuffed off. Outstanding color and
condition. Personally inspected and authenticated by Michael Troise.
• One bottle of 1982 Pétrus
Note: Outstanding color and condition. Personally inspected and authenticated by Michael Troise.
Donated courtesy of Joanna S. and Daniel Rose
Opening Bid: $12,000
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A RARE JEROBOAM OF 1990 CHAPOUTIER ERMITAGE LE PAVILLON
“I can’t remember the last time I saw this magnificent wine in this exceedingly rare Jéroboam format.
As soon as the winning bidder is announced for this bottle I fully intend to ask for an invitation to
taste it on the occasion of its opening. And yes, groveling will be involved.” Michael Troise
“The 1990 Hermitage Le Pavillon is indeed one of the most extraordinary young wines I have
ever tasted. Black-colored, with an extraordinary perfume of licorice, sweet blackcurrants, smoke,
and minerals, it coats the palate with layer upon layer of decadently rich, super-concentrated, nearly
viscous Syrah flavors. There is amazing glycerin, a chewy, unctuous texture, and phenomenal length.
The tannins, which are considerable when analyzed, are virtually obscured by the massive quantities
of fruit. I hope I live to see the day when Chapoutier's 1990 Hermitage-Le Pavillon, Chave's 1990
Hermitage, and Jaboulet's 1990 Hermitage-La Chapelle are fully mature! What a trio of wines these
three producers have produced from this historic appellation! My best guess for the aging potential
of the Hermitage-Le Pavillon is that it is more forward than both the Chave and Jaboulet Hermitages,
but should you have the good fortune to find a bottle or two, do not open it for at least 7-10 years.
It should last for 30-40 years.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• One Jéroboam of 1990 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon
Donated courtesy of Erica Collins and Dr. William Steffee†
† The Perlman Music Program salutes the memory of Dr. William Steffee (1936—2015).
His passions for art and wine were infectious, and his warm and generous spirit was undeniable.
The PMP family will remember him fondly.
Opening Bid: $2,800
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AN IMPERIAL OF THE PERFECT 2009 CHATEAU CLINET
“The 2009 Clinet appears to be the greatest wine ever made at the estate, surpassing even the
late Jean-Michel Arcaute’s monumental 1989. A blend of 85% Merlot and tiny amounts of Cabernet
Franc (12%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (3%), this big Pomerol boasts an opaque, moonless night
inky/blue/purple color in addition to a gorgeous perfume of blueberry pie, incense, truffles, black
raspberries, licorice and wood smoke. Viscous and multi-dimensional with silky, sweet tannin, massive
fruit concentration and full-bodied power, there are nearly 4,000 cases of this thick, juicy, perfect
Clinet.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• One Imperial of 2009 Château Clinet – direct from the château in its original
wood case
Arranged courtesy of Michael Troise
Opening Bid: $4,200
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A RARE CASE OF 1993 GRIOTTE CHAMBERTIN FROM DOMAINE PONSOT
Perhaps one of the greatest wines ever to be made at Domaine Ponsot, only 10 cases or so
of the 1993 Griotte Chambertin were ever sent to the United States.
This is one of them.
“The 1993 Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin is rich, sweet, opulent, fat, and chewy. Loaded with flavor
and character, it should drink well for 12-15+ years. Take the 1990, build on the concentration level,
and what you have is the 1993. It requires 6-7 years of cellaring and will last for 25-35 years, rare
indeed for modern day red Burgundy. It possesses an extract level rarely seen today in Burgundy.
Perhaps it is not economically viable to make wines from such low yields, but this is what great winemaking is all about. It is a shame so few people will ever have the opportunity to taste it. While I
am a great believer that low yielding, highly concentrated Pinot Noir deserves plenty of toasty new
oak, there is not one new oak barrel to be found in Ponsot's cellar. The average age of the barrels is
between 30-60 years, thus proving that there is at least one exception to the rule that the greatest
red Burgundies are kept in new oak casks!
While the good news is that Ponsot's 1993s are spectacular wines, as stunning as his prodigious 1990s,
the bad news is that his yields were minuscule, with the average for all his vineyards approximately
20 hectoliters per hectare, or just over one ton per acre. For some of the grands crus, yields were so
tiny that the number of cases that will make it to America is preposterously low. For example, yields
for the Clos St.-Denis vineyard were 8 hectoliters per hectare, for Clos de la Roche, 18 hectoliters per
hectare, and for Griotte-Chambertin, 23 hectoliters per hectare. Laurent Ponsot stated that only 48
bottles of Chambertin were allocated to America, 24 bottles of Clos St.-Denis (only 400 bottles were
produced), and less than 30 cases of Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes. It is not that the United States
is getting screwed in the allocation system, but just that so little wine was produced. My reviews are,
therefore, largely of academic interest.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• One 12 bottle case of 1993 Domaine Ponsot Griotte Chambertin – direct from
the domaine in its original wood case
Arranged courtesy of Michael Troise
Opening Bid: $6,500
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DINNER FOR FOUR AT LE BERNARDIN
At Le Bernardin, seafood is always the star. No other restaurant in the city makes the simple
cooking of fish (and the fish at Le Bernardin is cooked simply, when it is cooked at all) seem
so ripe with opportunities for excitement. From the day this posh restaurant opened in New
York City, it was recognized for revolutionizing the way fish was prepared.
Under the relentless guidance of Eric Ripert, the executive chef, and Maguy LeCoze, his partner
in the business, Le Bernardin moves forward without resting. After dining room redesign in
2011, the interior walks in step with the cuisine: up-to-date, lively, intimate and playful. Le
Bernardin is one of only nine restaurants in the United States to have earned three Michelin
stars.
“(1982 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne) is an elegant and fully mature yet
admirably fresh white burg nose of baked bread and subtle honey notes is followed by rich, full,
detailed and wonderfully focused flavors dripping with plenty of minerality and offering terrific length.
This is still drinking perfectly and the acid balance is so good that it should hold at this level for years
to come if well stored. In sum, this is a terrific effort and one that I would be happy to drink anytime.”
Allen Meadows, Burghound
“The 2002 Bouchard Montrachet sports a spicy, mineral-laced nose. Broad, fresh, and detailed,
this pretty, light to medium-bodied wine has a deep underlying minerality that lingers in its long,
filigree-like finish.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
“Spices, minerals, ginger, and pears can be discerned in the aromatics of the 2002 Montrachet
Marquis de Laguiche. Harvested at 14.1% natural potential alcohol, it is a deep, medium-bodied,
sappy wine with an admirably long finish. This is consistently the wine Maison Drouhin gives the
longest élévage to, something the 2002 will benefit from, as it needs to flesh out its somewhat tight
mid-palate.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• Dinner for four at Le Bernardin
• One Magnum of 1982 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne
• Two bottles of 2002 Bouchard Père et Fils Le Montrachet
• One bottle of 2002 Joseph Drouhin Marquis de Laguiche Montrachet
- Dinner donated courtesy of The Perlman Music Program
- Magnum of Corton-Charlemagne donated courtesy of Jean-Charles Le Bault de la Marinière
and Domaine Bonneau du Martray
- Montrachets donated courtesy of Dr. and Mrs. Carlos Arango
Note: Dinner gift certificates are valid for one year after the date of issuance. Tax, gratuity and wines
are not included. Please confirm corkage policies when placing your reservation.
Opening Bid: $2,200
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A MINI CELLAR OF AMAZING 2005 BURGUNDY
“Unless you were hatched from an egg on another planet, you already know that the 2005 vintage
in Burgundy was one of the very greatest in history. The Burgundians kidded one another that if they
couldn’t make good wine in 2005 they should just give up their secular lives and plead to be taken in
by an abbey where they could do penance the rest of their lives for such an inexcusable shortcoming.
Simply put, literally all of the wines I tasted out of barrel were among the finest young Burgundies I’ve
ever had the privilege of tasting.” Michael Troise
“Allow me to cut through everything else and bluntly state that the 2005 Clos des Corton Faiveley
is quite simply the best young example of this wine that I have ever had the privilege of evaluating.
A richly and densely fruited nose that is at once earthy and quite animale along with breathtaking
complexity complements to perfection the big, rich and sleekly muscled flavors that are very firmly
structured but again, not at all aggressive and the sheer depth of material on the palate-drenching
finish is nothing short of phenomenal. To be sure, this is not and will not be a wine for even the
moderately impatient and I'm not completely sure that 15 years will be sufficient to really see it at
its best to buy it only with the (resolute) intention to allow it a long and comfortable cellar snooze.
Remarkable.” Allen Meadows, Burghound
“(2005 Faiveley Echézeaux) has an elegant and highly spiced black fruit nose nuanced by earth,
anise and underbrush combines with supple, rich, full-bodied flavors that are sweet, mouth coating
and textured, all wrapped in a powerful, detailed and impressively concentrated finish that is strikingly
long.You can taste the additional concentration from the tiny yields here.” Allen Meadows, Burghound
“This (2005 Faiveley Clos Vougeot) too is very deftly oaked with an earthy and very ripe mix
of briar, dark berry fruit and pungent underbrush aromas leading to muscled, energetic and sappy
flavors where the mid-palate fat almost completely buffers the firm though not aggressive tannins
that add a chewy texture to the gorgeously long finish. There is a really attractive underlying tension
here but like most of these grands crus, this is a wine for the patient that will last for decades.” Allen
Meadows, Burghound
Includes:
• Six Magnums of 2005 Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons – direct from
the domaine in its original wood case
• Six Magnums of 2005 Domaine Faiveley Echézeaux – direct from the domaine
in its original wood case
• Six Magnums of 2005 Domaine Faiveley Clos Vougeot – direct from the domaine
in its original wood case
Arranged courtesy of Michael Troise
Opening Bid: $15,000
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A FULL CASE OF 2009 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD
“As hoped for in a great vintage, the 2009 Lafite didn’t disappoint with its trademark cedar and
black fruit perfume, crunchy and tangy, ripe berry fruit flavors and a lacy, Chantilly cream texture
that finishes so elegantly and seamlessly in the mouth as to be absolutely seductive. This is Lafite with
its best, classic foot forward and will no doubt go down in history as one of the greatest ever made.
This Lafite is pure Sophia Loren, wearing an off-the-shoulders, tantalizingly low cut dress with sensual
perfume to match her fiery eyes. Time for a cold shower.” Michael Troise
Includes:
• One 12 bottle case of 2009 Château Lafite Rothschild – direct from the château
in its original wood case.
Arranged courtesy of Michael Troise
Opening Bid: $15,500
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A DREAM STAY FOR TWO AT BETTINA AND DON BRYANT’S NAPA
RESIDENCE
Talk about once in a lifetime. Bettina and Don Bryant are pleased to host one couple for two
nights in the private guest house of their residence nestled in the hills in the heart of Napa
Valley. The home celebrates the Bryant’s extensive collection of modern and contemporary
art. An intimate dinner highlighting their stunning wines will be included.
Since its debut vintage in 1992, the Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has always been
100% Cabernet Sauvignon made from a 13-acre vineyard atop Pritchard Hill, overlooking Lake
Hennessey. It is a magnificent site that has served as a catalyst for other producers to plant
vineyards in this gorgeous, distinctive micro-climate and terroir. The Bettina cuvée, named
after vineyard President Bettina Bryant, is a proprietary blend from viticulturist David Abreu’s
three estate vineyards, Madrona Ranch, Thorevilos, and his estate on Howell Mountain called
Lucia. Often dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, it usually includes a considerable amount of
Cabernet Franc and smaller quantities of Merlot and Petit Verdot.
“Bryant’s flagship wine, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from the estate vineyard on Pritchard Hill
offers a rare but magnificent forest floor/floral aromatic profile with lavishly rich, ripe notes of crème
de cassis, blueberry and black raspberry liqueur. Fleshy, opulent, full-bodied and multidimensional, it
conceals some significant tannins behind its wealth of extract and fruit. From a first-growth quality,
hillside vineyard (13 acres), this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is gorgeously pure as well as impeccably
well-balanced with a seamless integration of tannin, acidity, alcohol and wood. In fact, the new oak
component, which is significant, is largely obliterated by the wine’s stunning fruit.” Robert Parker,
The Wine Advocate
“The seductive 2012 Proprietary Red "Bettina" offers up a more Margaux-like femininity
compared to the overwhelming power and richness of the Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine is a blend sourced from three of David Abreu’s vineyards – Madrona, Thorevilos and Lucia.
Notes of Christmas fruitcake, underbrush, blackcurrants, black cherries, licorice and spice box emerge
from this complex 2012. At this stage, it is more evolved and aromatically satisfying than the pure
blue and black fruits of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Full-bodied and opulent with impeccable balance
as well as purity, this wine is already hard to resist because of its surprising complexity and poise.”
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• Two night stay for two in the Bryants’ private guest house
• An intimate dinner for two highlighting world class Bryant Family wines
• Private tour of the Bryant Family Vineyard estate and winery with a tasting of
select wines hosted by winemaker Marc Gagnon
• One Magnum of 2012 Bryant Family “Bettina” Proprietary Red
• One Magnum of 2012 Bryant Family Cabernet Sauvignon
Donated courtesy of Bettina and Donald L. Bryant and Bryant Family Vineyard
Opening Bid: $4,000
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A JEROBOAM DIRECT FROM THE HISTORIC HOSPICES DE BEAUNE
Each year, professionals, connoisseurs, and wine lovers gather at the world famous Hospices
de Beaune on the weekend of the third Sunday in November for festivities in the purest
Burgundy tradition. The highlight of the weekend, it’s organized by Christie's and takes place
on the Sunday afternoon in the Halles de Beaune. Wines are offered for sale from an estate
made up of donations and bequests for over 500 years, totaling more than 60 hectares, the
majority of which is classified as Grands Crus and Premiers Crus. This charity wine sale acts as
an international barometer for the market in prestigious wines and brings together Beaune’s
major trading houses and buyers from across the world.
Numerous events punctuate this weekend of festivities: street performances, folklore parade,
gourmet village and half-marathon through the streets and vineyards of Beaune. Beaune’s great
wine houses compete to be the most creative and organize prestigious tastings: wines from
the Hospices, rare vintages, appellations from all over Burgundy and thematic or gourmet
tastings are on the menu. In Beaune and on the vineyard slopes, winemakers offer tastings of
old and new vintages in their cellars. Gathered into wine-making brotherhoods, they organize
gala dinners and inductions of new ambassadors of Burgundy wines.
Includes:
• One Jéroboam of 2012 Hospices de Beaune Corton Cuvée Charlotte Dumay
finished by Jacques Lardière and Maison Louis Jadot especially for Morrell Wine
Company
Donated courtesy of Jeremy Noye and Morrell Fine Wine and Spirits
Opening Bid: $900
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PRIVATE DINNER FOR TEN BY CHEFS JESSE SCHENKER AND VANARIN
KUCH
Renowned Chefs, Jesse Schenker and Vanarin Kuch, will cook an elaborate feast for ten guests
either at the winning bidder’s home or in the private dining room of their wonderful Nouveau
American restaurant, The Gander in the Flatiron District.
People were first introduced to the cuisine of Jesse Schenker cuisine at Recette, the urban
American restaurant which opened to critical acclaim in 2010. Since then, the 31-year-old chef
has garnered numerous distinctions including his inclusion in Details magazine’s “America’s
Best Young Chefs” in August 2011 and Zagat’s “30 Hottest Chefs Under 30” list. Schenker was
also named one of Restaurant Hospitality magazine’s “11 to Watch in 2011” and was awarded a
spot on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” Food & Wine Industry List in 2011.
Vanarin Kuch, a participant in Top Chef: Just Desserts (season two) and nominee for "Best New
Pastry Chef" by Food & Wine Magazine (2012), has redesigned The Gander's pastry program
with his thoughtful desserts. Kuch transforms familiar American desserts into refreshingly
playful dishes.
The Gander’s menu is a casual, yet sophisticated, take on Schenker’s contemporary American
fare accompanied by a deep, global wine list.
Includes:
• Dinner for ten at either the winning bidder’s home or in the private dining
room of The Gander restaurant
• One bottle of 2000 Verget Bâtard-Montrachet
• One bottle of 2005 Domaine Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers
• One bottle of 2008 Domaine de la Romanée Conti Echézeaux
• One bottle of 2005 Château Lafleur-Pétrus
• One bottle of 1995 La Mission Haut-Brion
• One bottle of 1963 Dow’s Vintage Port
• One bottle 1985 Graham’s Vintage Port
• One bottle of 1994 Dow’s Vintage Port
• One bottle of 1994 Graham’s Vintage Port
• One bottle of 2000 Fonseca Vintage Port
- Dinner donated courtesy of Chefs Jesse Schenker and Vanarin Kuch, The Gander
- 2000 Montrachet, 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin, 2008 Echézeaux, 2005 Lafleur-Pétrus, and 1963
Port donated courtesy of Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Rabin
- 1985, 1994 and 2000 Ports donated courtesy of Joanna S. and Daniel Rose
- 1995 La Mission Haut-Brion donated courtesy of The Perlman Music Program
Note: Dinner to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date.
Opening Bid: $3,200
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A PRIVATE SHOPPING TOUR FOR FOUR OF NYC DESIGNER SHOWROOMS
A Style Room NYC shopping tour is a five-hour, private shopping experience into NYC’s
exclusive fashion designers' showrooms and studios. On this private behind-the-scenes tour,
you will be personally escorted behind locked doors only open to clothing and accessories
store buyers, owners, magazine editors and stylists.
Showrooms and studios are where boutique and storeowners and buyers come to see
designers' new collections months before they are produced for stores. They are where
magazine editors browse when they're looking for clothing and accessories to feature on
models for their upcoming stories. They are where fashion stylists come to pull items for their
celebrity clients.
You will meet NYC designers along your tour and see new collections being brought to life
for next season. It will make everything you buy that day that much more special. The majority
of the designers on our tours sell to Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Intermix and highend boutiques across the country and globe. You will be brought into 4-5 different designer
showrooms and studios (not stores). You can purchase current season clothing, handbags,
fashion jewelry and accessories directly off the racks and shelves at wholesale, or as close to
it as possible (40%-65% off retail).
Includes:
• A five-hour private shopping tour for four of NYC designer showrooms and
studios
Donated courtesy of Style Room and Karen Parker O’Brien
Style Room NYC Shopping Tour Experiences
*****
5.0 (501 Reviews), #3 of 711 Shopping in NYC
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“Fun, fascinating and fabulous!” Reviewed October 26, 2013
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“Yes! The BEST shopping experience!!” Reviewed July 1, 2014
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“Great shopping and I loved the "behind the scenes" garment district experience.” Reviewed January 15, 2012
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“My 4th tour with The Style Room and as fun and fascinating as ever.” Reviewed October 3, 2014
•
“Karen completely on target again!!” Reviewed March 2, 2015
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“Summer shopping done! And with Style!!” Reviewed June 15, 2015
Note: Tour to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date.
Opening Bid: $1,000
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2012 MAGNUMS DIRECT FROM CHATEAU HAUT-BRION
In the classifications of 1855 ahead of the International Exhibition in Paris, Château HautBrion was classified Premier Grand Cru, as the only estate from Graves among the three
established First Growths of the Médoc. The prices of Haut-Brion in the 19th century were
consistently higher than those of any other Bordeaux wine.
After a series of unsuccessful owners during difficult times, the American banker, Clarence
Dillon, bought Château Haut-Brion on May 13, 1935 for 2,300,000 francs. Several unverified
anecdotes surround the acquisition, as Dillon was believed to also consider buying châteaux
Cheval Blanc, Ausone or a majority share in Margaux, but didn't care to make the trip on a
rainy, chilly day, and chose Haut-Brion for its proximity to Bordeaux and riding facilities. One
account claims Dillon never even got out of the car!
“The 2012 Haut-Brion (65% Merlot, 33% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc) is certainly one of the
candidates for the wine of the vintage, with a dense purple
color, classic nose of crushed rock, lead pencil shavings,
black raspberry, blueberry and flowers. The wine shows
subtle barbecue smoke notes in the background, but is fullbodied, stunningly concentrated and builds incrementally,
yet finishes with luxurious, almost extravagant amounts of fruit and intensity. From only 46% of the
production, this is an absolutely remarkable effort from the Dillon family and their winemaking team
of the two Jean-Philippes.”
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“The 2012 Quintus (89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc) is made in a firm, structured style with
a hint of minerality, dark plum and black currant fruit, touches of cherries and spice, along with some
background oak. It is medium-bodied, well-made, and pure.”
“The 2012 Le Dragon de Quintus, has elegant raspberry and blueberry notes in a blue-fruited
style. Minerality is present, and the wine is perfumed, floral, medium-bodied and best drunk over the
next 10-12 years.” All quotes from Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• Three Magnums of 2012 Château Haut-Brion
• Three Magnums of 2012 Château Quintus
• Three Magnums of 2012 Château Le Dragon de Quintus
Donated courtesy of HRH Prince and Princess Robert de Luxembourg, Domaine Clarence Dillon
Opening Bid: $2,500
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A LUXURIOUS NAPA VALLEY VACATION
Needless to say, anything that comes from the hands of the talented and hard working Bill
Harlan turns into gold. The Napa Valley Reserve is a unique member only wine, created
by Bill Harlan in 1997 and since then a slowly growing wine club with the goal to reach 300
members. It's very easy to become a member – you only need to get a personal invitation
from Bill himself, and of course pay the onetime six figure entrance fee.
The last in a series of five volcanic landslides created a small sliver of land in Napa Valley and
gifted it with the rare combination of attributes necessary to grow high quality Bordeaux
grape varietals. Leslie Rudd, founder of Rudd Oakville Estate, was fortunate to become
steward of a portion of this land in 1996. His vision for the winery was founded upon a
passion for the land and a clear intent to build a multi-generational winery with a legacy of
excellence.
Among Napa Valley Luxury Hotels, Meadowood is the ultimate luxury resort featuring cozy
cottages, elegant suites and spacious lodges in a private, 250 acre forested setting. Fireplaces add
a romantic glow to most guest rooms and terraces offer ideal settings for quiet contemplation
or intimate dining.
Includes:
• Two nights stay for two couples at Meadowood
• VIP tour and lunch for four at The Napa Valley Reserve with wines from Harlan
Estate
• VIP tour and tasting for four at Rudd Oakville Estate
• One bottle of 2011 Rudd Oakville Estate Red
• One bottle of 2011 Rudd Samantha’s Cabernet Sauvignon
• One bottle of 2011 Rudd Mt. Veeder Sauvignon Blanc
• One bottle of 2013 Rudd Susan’s Blanc
- Meadowood and Napa Valley Reserve experience donated courtesy of Carol and Philip Norfleet
- Rudd Estate tour, tasting and wines donated courtesy of Leslie Rudd and Rudd Oakville Estate
Note: Rudd tour and tasting to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date. Some blackout dates may
apply to the Meadowood stay.
Opening Bid: $1,800
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THE MACALLAN MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ANNIE LEIBOVITZ
The Macallan, the luxury single malt whisky, has commissioned the world’s most famous
photographer,Annie Leibovitz, for the third edition of its award-winning Masters of Photography
series. This extremely limited edition sees Leibovitz bring to life the essence of the brand
through her unique photographer's eye, with renowned Scottish actor Kevin McKidd cast in
the role of leading man.
"I am the first color photographer chosen by The Macallan for its Master of Photography
series; prior to this I hadn't realized how complicated and deep the distilling process is. That
warmth and richness is what I tried to bring to the photographs," comments Annie Leibovitz.
Each of The Macallan Masters of Photography: Annie Leibovitz Edition “The Bar”, “The Library”,
and “The Gallery” is comprised of 285 limited edition bottles, each containing a special, single
malt, released for the first and only time, and crafted by whisky maker Bob Dalgarno to reflect
the mood of the signed Annie Leibovitz print that it is paired with. These incomparable
whiskies have been matured in different cask types to be completely unique and original. The
bottle and print are presented in a bespoke photo-archival box, stamped with The Macallan
brand and Annie Leibovitz's name.
Special, limited edition single malts produced by The Macallan are extremely rare and,
accordingly, have been sold for upwards of $50,000. To say they are valuable collectibles is
surely an understatement.
Includes:
• A three bottle set of The Macallan Master of Photography: Annie Leibovitz
Single Malt, Cask Strength Scotch: The Library, The Bar, and The Gallery.
Donated courtesy of Jeremy Noye and Morrell Fine Wine and Spirits
Opening Bid: $7,500
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AN IMPERIAL OF 2009 CHATEAU PONTET CANET
Prior to the monumental 2009 vintage, Château Pontet Canet was always known as the
property down the road from the noble Mouton Rothschild. Well, no more. It can fairly be
asked now, wryly, whether perhaps now it’s Mouton Rothschild which is the property down
the road from Pontet Canet.
“I remember tasting the immortal 1945 Pontet Canet thinking there couldn’t possibly be another
vintage of this wine to surpass it. I was wrong. The 2009 Château Pontet Canet is the richest, most
fragrant, most gloriously layered wine I have ever had the privilege to taste from this impeccably run
property.” Michael Troise
“An amazing wine in every sense, this classic, full-bodied Pauillac is the quintessential Pontet
Canet from proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who continues to reduce yields and farms his vineyards biodynamically – a rarity in Bordeaux. Black as a moonless night, the 2009 Pontet Canet offers up notes
of incense, graphite, smoke, licorice, crème de cassis and blackberries. A wine of irrefutable purity,
laser-like precision, colossal weight and richness, and sensational freshness, this is a tour de force in
winemaking that is capable of lasting 50 or more years. The tannins are elevated, but they are sweet
and beautifully integrated as are the acidity, wood and alcohol (which must be in excess of 14%). This
vineyard, which is situated on the high plateau of Pauillac adjacent to Mouton Rothschild, appears to
have done everything perfectly in 2009.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• One Imperial of 2009 Château Pontet Canet - direct from the château in its
original wood case
Arranged courtesy of Michael Troise
Opening Bid: $3,800
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A FULL CASE OF THE INCREDIBLE 2010 CHATEAU LAFITE
“This exceptionally rich, thick Lafite came in with the highest level of natural alcohol (13.5%) ever
achieved at Lafite Rothschild. To put that in its proper context, the 2009 and 2005 were 13.3% and
in the hottest Bordeaux summer ever recorded in over 200 years, the 2003 achieved 12.8%. A blend
of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot, all harvested between October 9 and 14, the 2010
exhibits an extraordinarily dense color, an unctuous texture and sweet black currant fruit intermixed
with graphite, charcoal and truffle notes. A director Charles Chevalier told me, between July and the
October harvest, Bordeaux had its driest weather since 1949, but it never got excessively hot. Hence
the tiny berries, freshness and extraordinary precision of Lafite Rothschild. This superb effort will
undoubtedly shut down slightly once it is bottled despite a pH of 3.8. It needs no building up because
much of Lafite Rothschild has now become an obsession with the wealthy Chinese and most of it will
undoubtedly be consumed before it ever hits its prime. Ideally, it should be cellared for 10-15 years
and drunk over the following 50+ years.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Enough said.
Includes:
• One 12 bottle case of 2010 Château Lafite Rothschild – direct from the château
in its original wood case
Donated courtesy of The Perlman Music Program
Opening Bid: $15,000
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DINNER FOR FOUR AT BROOKLYN FARE
On a chilly morning in October of 2011, a tiny kitchen in Brooklyn with only 18 seats
surrounding its chef shocked the culinary world by receiving the equivalent of the Holy
Grail of honors. Word had come from France that Chef César Ramirez and his restaurant,
Brooklyn Fare, had been awarded three Michelin stars, its highest rating - three. Young chefs
all over the world aspire to receive just one. History even records that the great French Chef,
Bernard Loiseau, committed suicide after losing his third star. And so it goes.
What was it then about Brooklyn Fare that drew such acclaim from the world’s most
notoriously strict critics? What Chef Ramirez does with seafood literally no one in the
world does. To sample his courses of sublime creations is to be awe struck by his unmatched
creativity and skill. To go to Brooklyn Fare is to know that you will be eating the freshest,
rarest, most artfully prepared bounty from waters all over the world, all flown in daily, no
matter from where. Japanese fish we Westerners have never even heard of are always on the
menu, flown in directly by Chef Ramirez’s buyer at the Tsukiji market in Tokyo.
Okay, you’re sold. You’ll just call to make a reservation, right? Wrong. Ever since Brooklyn
Fare appeared on the top of every connoisseur’s destination list worldwide, it has become
one of the most difficult reservations to get, ever. In fact, to this day, it remains on everyone’s
global list as one of the ten most impossible reservations to secure anywhere, any time.
Well, tonight is your big chance. Thanks to the long time relationship that our auctioneer,
Michael Troise, shares with Chef Ramirez, you will be guaranteed four seats at his remarkable
restaurant. Some things, no matter how many billions you may be worth, are just not possible
for you to buy. This is one of them.
Includes:
• Dinner for four at Brooklyn Fare
• Two bottles of 2006 Louis Roederer Brut Cristal
• One Magnum of 2012 Joseph Phelps Insignia
• One bottle of 1966 Château Haut-Brion
• One bottle of 2000 Château Smith Haut Lafitte
• One Magnum of 2007 Caparzo Vigna La Casa Brunello di Montalcino
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Dinner arranged courtesy of Michael Troise
1966 Château Haut-Brion donated courtesy of Janet Roach and Gordon Potts
2012 Joseph Phelps Insignia donated courtesy of Joseph Phelps Vineyards
2006 Cristal and 2000 Smith Haut Lafitte donated courtesy of The Perlman Music Program
2007 Caparzo Vigna La Casa donated courtesy of Chef Mario Batali
Note: Tax and gratuity ARE included with dinner. Wine is not. Wine may be purchased at dinner and
paid for with a credit card. Wine may not be brought to the restaurant. Reservation request must be
made through the PMP office by Nov. 1, 2016 at least 8 weeks prior to the date desired.
Opening Bid: $2,800
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MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
Everybody dreams of having an apartment in Paris. The Weisers’ 2-bedroom apartment on
the Ile Saint-Louis will surely fulfill that dream. The winning bidder will be spending seven
days and nights in this unique apartment located on quai Bourbon in the heart of Paris, just
steps from Notre Dame! According to Jacques Hillaret, the quai Bourbon was built between
1614 and 1646 and owes its name to the Royal Family of the Bourbon. All the buildings along
the quai date back to the 17th century and overlook the Seine, just above the bridge LouisPhillipe. King Louis-Phillipe placed the first stone on the bridge on July 28, 1833. When you
look from the windows of the drawing room to the left, you see the church of St. Gervais. The
construction of the church began when Lutetia (Paris under the Roman Empire) was merely
a swamp.
As you enter the apartment, the mahogany console on the right is English 19th century and the
two chairs on either side are Danish 1920s. The prints on the wall are by Nicola Vanni, who
worked in Naples between and 1750 and 1770. As you proceed into the drawing room, you
will see a sculpture of Theseus fighting the centaur, Bienor, by Antoine-Louis Barye and cast by
F. Barbedienne after a plaster shown in the salon of 1850. Copies of it can be found in several
museums in Europe and America. The chaise lounge to the right is Swedish 18th century. The
four drawings are by Bouchet, one of the architects who collaborated on Paris’s Madeleine
church. The mirror above the fireplace dates from Napoleon III. The two sculptures on the
mantelpiece are of Amerindiens, a European 19th century vision of America. The fireplace is
Louis XVIth in style and the back plate is an original 18th century piece.
The master bedroom is covered with a fabric designed by Braquerie in the 1850s. The
painting on the wall is by Danish post-Impressionist, Julius Paulsen, and the mirror is Provençal
18th century. The chest of drawers and the two side tables are original pieces built during the
Napoleanic era and the four Biscuitware pieces are Danish 19th century, an allegory of the
four seasons. The guest room is covered with a fabric called “The Lion and the Muses”. The
photographs, representing views of Paris, are late 1870s by Quinet, Lorgnier and unknown.
The small game table is Louis XVI and the books on the way to the bathroom are from the
repertoire of the French theater.
During your visit you will discover much more about the apartment, its furnishings and the
Ile Saint-Louis. The island is its own microcosm, offering great dining, people-watching and
shopping. All of this can be yours with a winning bid tonight.
Donated courtesy of Ambassador and Mrs. Ronald Weiser
Note: stay to be scheduled for a mutually agreeable date.
Opening Bid: $4,000
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AN IMPERIAL OF 2009 CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD
“This is the most backward and unevolved of all the Left Bank (Medoc) first-growths. In 10-20
years, the 2009 Mouton Rothschild should rank alongside the greatest vintages of the last three
decades (1986 and 1982). Yields were a small 30 hectoliters per hectare, the final blend is 88%
Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot, and the finished alcohol is 13.2% (not particularly high in
this vintage). The pH is 3.81, and the index of tannins, the highest ever measured, a whopping 20%
higher than the next highest vintage. The tannins, while present, are silky and well-integrated, one of
the hallmarks of the 2009 vintage. An inky/purple color is accompanied by classic aromas of crème
de cassis, violets, and hints of graphite and background oak. The overwhelming impression is one of
layer upon layer of fruit, full-bodied opulence, and good structure. It tastes as if it were 2-3 months
old rather than a post malolactic, fully assembled barrel sample ... it’s that young, but so incredibly
promising. A 50- to 100-year wine? Probably.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• One Imperial of 2009 Château Mouton Rothschild – direct from the château in
its original wood case
Arranged courtesy of Michael Troise
Opening Bid: $11,000
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A MAGNUM OF 2009 HARLAN
“Even after all of these years and with much more intense competition than ever before, Harlan
Estate remains one of the great wines in Napa Valley. The 2009s have fulfilled all the promise they
showed from barrel. The 2009 Proprietary Blend Harlan Estate is just as impressive from bottle
as it was from barrel. Cloves, dark plums, cherries, smoke and graphite add richness and resonance
to this powerful, incisive wine. Juicy and exuberant, the 2009 has always had a certain raciness that is
impossible to resist. Layers of fruit continue to build to the enveloping, sensual finish. Readers will have
a hard time keeping their hands off this hugely delicious wine.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• One Magnum of 2009 Harlan Estate
Donated courtesy of Harlan Estate, owner Bill Harlan, and winemaker Don Weaver
Opening Bid: $1,200
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MOUTON ROTHSCHILD – DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
In the last scene of the movie Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Bond uses his knowledge of the
inimitable Château Mouton Rothschild wine to expose his enemies.
While James Bond (Sean Connery) and Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) are relaxing on a cruise liner,
Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd bring a full dinner consisting of Oysters Andaluz, Shashlik, Prime Rib Au
Jus, Salade Utopia, and a Bombe Surprise for dessert (complete with a real bomb). Mr. Wint
(played by Bruce Glover) poses as the wine steward and opens a bottle of Château Mouton
Rothschild ’55 for Bond and Tiffany: “Wine, sir? Mouton Rothschild ’55. A happy selection, if I
may say?” After Wint removes the cork with a needle-type air pressure opener and offers it
to 007, Bond replies, “I’ll be the judge of that. That’s rather potent. Not the cork, your aftershave. Strong enough to bury anything.” Tasting the wine, Bond adds “But the wine is quite
excellent. Although, for such a grand meal I had rather expected a claret.” Wint takes 007’s
bait: “Of course. Unfortunately, our cellars are rather poorly stocked with clarets.” Bond
rebukes, “Mouton Rothschild is a claret. And I’ve smelled that aftershave before and both
times I’ve smelled a rat!”
When Mr. Kidd (played by Putter Smith) attacks Bond with two flaming skewers of Shashlik,
Bond breaks a bottle of Courvoisier and sprays the contents on the henchman. The cognac
catches fire, immolating Mr. Kidd.
Well then, in keeping with the fun: Wine anyone – Mouton Rothschild 2004? A happy selection,
if we may say. And it comes direct from Baron Philippe de Rothschild.
Includes:
• One Magnum of 2004 Château Mouton Rothschild
• One Magnum of 2004 Château d’Armaillac
• One Magnum of 2004 Château Clerc Milon
Donated courtesy of Baron Philippe de Rothschild
Opening Bid: $1,000
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A VERY SPECIAL, RARE BOTTLE FROM THE MAESTRO’S PERSONAL
CELLAR
Okay, so you’ll never even touch one of Itzhak’s two legendary violins; probably a good thing
anyway. The amount of green you’d have to cough up if you ever dropped one would cut the
national deficit in half.
Well then, we have a better idea. Spend a few dollars to help support his students and you
can have something else from the Maestro’s personal collection – a great bottle of wine.
“A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2009 La Mission-Haut-Brion stood out as one of
the most exceptional young wines I had ever tasted from barrel, and its greatness has been confirmed
in the bottle. A remarkable effort from the Dillon family, this is another large-scaled La Mission that
tips the scales at 15% alcohol. A blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (47% of each)
and the rest Cabernet Franc, it exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a magnificent bouquet of
truffles, scorched earth, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, subtle smoke and spring flowers.The wine’s
remarkable concentration offers up an unctuous/viscous texture, a skyscraper-like mouth feel, sweet,
sumptuous, nearly over-the-top flavors and massive density. Perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime La MissionHaut-Brion, the 2009 will take its place alongside the many great wines made here since the early
1920s.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• One Imperial of 2009 Château La Mission Haut-Brion – direct from the château
in its original wood case
Donated courtesy of Itzhak Perlman
Opening Bid: $11,000
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DIVE INTO KAMALAME CAY
Off the northeast coast of Andros Island in the Bahamas and accessible only by private ferry
or seaplane, Kamalame Cay caters to an exclusive community. Just 15 minutes by air from
Nassau—yet worlds away from its crowds—Kamalame’s seafront cottages ensure absolute
privacy, spread across 96 acres of swaying palms and flowering hibiscus.
Kamalame boasts clay tennis courts, a freshwater pool, and the only overwater spa in The
Bahamas. The raw, unspoiled beauty of Kamalame, renowned for world-class sailing, game
fishing, snorkeling and diving, offers an incomparable blend of ocean adventure and gracious
tropical living wrapped in the security and luxury of a private island experience.
Includes:
• 6 days and 5 nights on Kamalame Cay Private Island, The Bahamas
• Beachfront cottage suite
• Complimentary breakfast basket delivered daily
• One hour-long massage for each guest in the Overwater Spa
• A choice of snorkeling or scuba on the barrier reef
• Complimentary round trip airport transfers
• Kamalame gift upon departure
Donated courtesy of David Hew, Michael King, and Vicki and Chris Kellogg
Note: Some blackout dates apply. Taxes and gratuities are additional at 28%. Airfare not included.
Limit one massage per guest per stay. Champagnes and cellar wines are additional.
Opening Bid: $5,500
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A FEAST AT BETONY
Betony is a Modern American restaurant overseen by Executive Chef Bryce Shuman (formerly
Executive Sous Chef of Eleven Madison Park) and General Manager Eamon Rockey (formerly
of Eleven Madison Park, Atera, and Aska). It received a James Beard Award nomination for
“Best New Restaurant”, and a three-star review in the Times among many other accolades.
To support The Perlman Music Program, Betony will be presenting a unique dining experience
to tonight’s lucky winning bidders, all curated around a whole animal presentation. Chef
Shuman will select a whole beast from one of his farmers and prepare it in its entirety for the
table along with bountiful accouterments. Beverage pairings will accompany this amazing feast.
“Roederer’s 2006 Brut Cristal is striking in its sense of lift and delicacy, serving as one of many
instances where those bringing preconceptions of this vintage’s warmth and ripeness of fruit to their
experience may be pleasantly surprised. A garland of honeysuckle and heliotrope complements the
subtle suggestions of raw almond and vanilla.”
“The magnificent 1986 Château Margaux continues to evolve at a glacial pace. The color is still
a dense ruby/purple with just a hint of lightening at the rim. With several hours of aeration, the
aromatics become striking, with notes of smoke, toast, crème de cassis, mineral, and white flowers.
Very full-bodied, with high but sweet tannin, great purity, and a very masculine, full-bodied style, this
wine should prove nearly immortal in terms of its aging potential.”
“This medium-to-dark ruby-colored wine (1996 Prieur Chambertin) offers beautifully ripe red and
black fruits on the nose and fat, dense, chewy, and thick layers of delicious cherries, black currants,
and raspberries. It is powerful, full-bodied, and possesses a formidably long finish.”
All of the above quotes by Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Includes:
• Feast for two at Betony, including beverage pairings
• Two bottles of 2006 Louis Roederer Brut Cristal
• One bottle of 1986 Château Margaux
• One bottle of 1996 Domaine Jacques Prieur Chambertin
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Donated courtesy of Betony Chef Bryce Shuman and General Manager Eamon Rockey
2006 Roederer Cristal donated courtesy of The Perlman Music Program
1986 Château Margaux donated courtesy of Paula and Fareed Zakaria
1996 Prieur Chambertin donated courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Oehl
Note: Dinner gift certificates are valid for one year after the date of issuance. Tax and gratuity are
not included. Please confirm corkage policies when placing your reservation.
Opening Bid: $2,500
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AUBERT….OH MY
“Mark Aubert is one of the contenders for California’s finest practitioner of Burgundian-styled,
yet classic, California Chardonnays. His offerings are all made like grand cru Burgundies with full
malolactic, the use of French oak and lees stirring, but the purity of fruit, the textural dimensions,
and the stunning singularity of his wines can only be matched by a handful of other Chardonnay
producers in the world. He’s that good.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
“The 2013 Aubert Lauren Estate Chardonnay is made from 15-year-old vines from the old
Wente and Mt. Eden clones of Chardonnay planted in Goldridge soils. This wine offers loads of
nectarine, honeysuckle, liquefied rock, quince and white currants. The wine has incredible richness, no
real evidence of any of the 100% new oak it is aged in, and a multi-dimensional, long finish.” Robert
Parker, The Wine Advocate
“The 2013 Aubert UV-SL Vineyard Chardonnay is another Sonoma Coast vineyard planted with
old Wente clones on the classic deep Goldridge sandy soils of the region. The 2013 Chardonnay UVSL, with loads of nectarine, tangerine oil, mango and caramelized citrus, has a super-core of fruit and
tips the scales at 15.8% alcohol. It also offers great structure and a liquid stone minerality. This big,
fascinating wine was totally closed when I first tasted it, but is now expressing itself in a dramatic and
compelling way.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Please note: only an armful of Double Magnums have been made from this vintage. This
format size will never be available for public sale, only for philanthropic donations.
Includes:
• One Double Magnum of 2013 Aubert “Lauren” Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
• One Double Magnum of 2013 Aubert “UV-SL” Vineyard Chardonnay
• A position on the Aubert Wines’ mailing list – a coveted position completely
bypassing the dreaded waiting list
Donated courtesy of Teresa and Mark Aubert and Aubert Wines
Opening Bid: $1,900
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A FULL CASE OF 1985 CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD
“The rich, complex, well-developed bouquet of oriental spices, toasty oak, herbs, and ripe fruit is
wonderful. On the palate, the wine is also rich, forward, long, and sexy. This estate compares their
1985 to their 1959, but to me it is more akin to their 1962 or 1953. A rich, complex bouquet of
soy, leather, herbs, toasty oak, and ripe fruit is wonderful. This supple, velvety-textured, rich, forward,
long and sexy Mouton is clearly the finest Medoc first-growth in 1985.” Robert Parker, The Wine
Advocate
Includes:
• A 12 bottle case of 1985 Château Mouton Rothschild
Donated courtesy of Suzie and Bruce Kovner
Opening Bid: $3,800
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A MAGNIFICENT IMPERIAL OF 1995 MARGAUX
If there was ever a bottle of wine that embodied the scope and gravitas of a Beethoven
Symphony, it’s this Imperial of 1995 Château Margaux. Simply put, this is a magnificent wine.
“The 1995 Château Margaux displays an attractive dark purple color, and a sweet, jammy
nose of black-cherries, cassis, and a whiff of blueberries. Rich, powerful, and dense, as well as
surprisingly supple in the attack, this low acid wine seduces the taster before some heavy duty tannin
makes its presence known in the finish. The official analysis indicates this is the most tannic Château
Margaux since 1986. Overall, the wine reminds me of the 1985 vintage, but with more grip. I suspect
it will be forward when released, but it will easily keep for two decades.” Robert Parker, The Wine
Advocate
Includes:
• One Imperial of 1995 Château Margaux
Donated courtesy of James Attwood
Opening Bid: $7,500
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SIX BOTTLES OF 2012 CHATEAU LA MISSION HAUT-BRION
“The Château La Mission Haut Brion continues to perform as it has for nearly a century. At firstgrowth levels of quality, the 2012 La Mission Haut Brion is a stunning wine that is full-bodied and
very concentrated with notes of graphite, subtle charcoal embers, crème de cassis, blackberry and
underlying subtle earthiness. The wine is full and powerful, rich and concentrated. And sure enough,
the alcohol level tips the scales at 15% from a blend 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc. This is
a big, blockbuster wine that should age effortlessly for 30-40+ years.” Robert Parker, The Wine
Advocate
Includes:
• Six bottles of 2012 Château La Mission Haut-Brion – in its original wood case
Donated courtesy of Ed Sands and Calvert Woodley Wine & Spirits
Opening Bid: $2,200
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A SIX LITER BOTTLE OF 2004 ROBERT MONDAVI RESERVE CABERNET
Robert Mondavi established his namesake winery in 1966 with a vision to create Napa Valley
wines that would stand in the company of the world’s finest. He chose To-Kalon Vineyard
in the heart of the Napa Valley as the home for Robert Mondavi Winery. This first-growth
vineyard, located in Oakville, California, is renowned for producing some of the finest
Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world, as well as for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from which
Mr. Mondavi crafted his signature wine, Fumé Blanc.
The wines of Robert Mondavi always combine the newest techniques and technology with
time-honored winemaking traditions. Reflecting their origins, they are the product of the soil,
the climate, and the careful stewardship of those precious resources.
“A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this beauty reveals
wonderfully sweet black currant fruit, soft tannins, a medium to full-bodied mouth feel, a broad,
elegant texture, and an authoritative, pure finish. It possesses both power and elegance, but is not
yet fully mature. It should continue to evolve for another 10-12+ years.” Robert Parker, The Wine
Advocate
Includes:
• One Six Liter bottle of 2004 Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Cabernet
Sauvignon
Donated courtesy of Edith and Robert F. Hudson, Jr.
Opening Bid: $900
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INDEX
RED BORDEAUX
1966
1978
1982
1983
1985
1986
1989
1990
1994
1995
2000
2004
2005
2009
2010
2011
2012
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Château Haut-Brion...............................................................................................................32
Château Ducru Beaucaillou...................................................................................................10
Château Gruaud-Larose...........................................................................................................3
Château Petrus........................................................................................................................16
Château Palmer..........................................................................................................................3
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande...............................................................3
Château Mouton Rothschild...........................................................................................15, 41
Château Cheval Blanc...............................................................................................................3
Château Lafite Rothchild..........................................................................................................3
Château Margaux....................................................................................................................39
Château Baron de Pichon Longueville.....................................................................................3
Château La Conseillante..........................................................................................................3
Château Margaux......................................................................................................................7
Château Cheval Blanc...............................................................................................................3
Château Haut-Brion..................................................................................................................3
Château Lafite Rothchild.........................................................................................................3
Château Latour..........................................................................................................................3
Château La Mission Haut-Brion............................................................................................25
Château Margaux....................................................................................................................42
Château Smith Haut Lafitte....................................................................................................32
Château Clerc Milon..............................................................................................................36
Château d'Armailhac..............................................................................................................36
Château Mouton Rothschild.................................................................................................36
Château LaFleur-Petrus..........................................................................................................25
Château Cheval Blanc............................................................................................................13
Château Clinet........................................................................................................................18
Château La Mission Haut-Brion............................................................................................37
Château Lafite Rothschild.....................................................................................................22
Château Mouton Rothschild.................................................................................................34
Château Pontet Canet........................................................................................................8, 30
Château Lafite Rothschild......................................................................................................31
Château La Mission Haut-Brion............................................................................................14
Château Margaux......................................................................................................................5
Le Dragon de Quintus............................................................................................................27
Château Haut-Brion...............................................................................................................27
Château La Mission Haut-Brion............................................................................................43
Château Quintus.....................................................................................................................27
INDEX
LOT
Domaine Comte George de Vogüé Musigny Grand Cru....................................................3
Domaine Ponsot Griotte Chambertin.................................................................................19
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée Conti Grand Cru..........................................16
Domaine Jacques Prieur Chambertin Grand Cru.............................................................39
Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils ‘Les Cazetiers’ Gevrey-Chambertin..............25
Domaine Faiveley Clos Vougeot Grand Cru.......................................................................21
Domaine Faiveley Corton ‘Clos des Cortons’ Grand Cru...............................................21
Domaine Faiveley Echezeaux Grand Cru............................................................................21
Maison Nicolas Potel Clos de la Roche Grand Cru..........................................................15
Domaine de la Romanée Conti Échézeaux Grand Cru....................................................25
Hospices de Beaune Corton Grand Cru ‘Cuvée Charlotte Dumay’................................24
RED BURGUNDY
1990
1993
1995
1996
2005
2008
2012
WHITE BURGUNDY
1982
2000
2002
2011
Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru..................................20
Verget Bâtard-Montrachet.....................................................................................................25
Bouchard Pere & Fils Le Montrachet Grand Cru..............................................................20
Joseph Drouhin Marquis de Laguiche Montrachet Grand Cru........................................20
Domaine Faiveley Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru........................................11
CHAMPAGNE
NV Krug Brut Rose........................................................................................................................1
2005 Dom Perignon...........................................................................................................................6
2006 Roederer Cristal Brut......................................................................................................32, 39
RHONE
1990 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon......................................................................................17
ITALY
1997 Falletto di Bruno Giacosa 'Falletto' Barolo...........................................................................6
2007 Caparzo La Casa Brunello di Montalcino............................................................................32
2007 Poggio Il Castellare Brunello di Montalcino..........................................................................6
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INDEX
LOT
1997 Marcassin Pinot Noir................................................................................................................4
1998 Marcassin Pinot Noir................................................................................................................4
1999 Marcassin Pinot Noir................................................................................................................4
2000 Marcassin Pinot Noir................................................................................................................4
2001 Marcassin Pinot Noir................................................................................................................4
2002 Marcassin Pinot Noir................................................................................................................4
2004 Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon....................................................44
2005 Arietta Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards....................................................................12
Peter Michael Winery Les Pavots Estate Red.......................................................................2
2006 Arietta Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards....................................................................12
Peter Michael Winery Les Pavots Estate Red.......................................................................2
Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon........................................................14
2007 Arietta Red Wine "Quartet".................................................................................................12
Arietta Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards.....................................................................12
Peter Michael Winery Les Pavots Estate Red.......................................................................2
2008 Arietta Red Wine "Quartet".................................................................................................12
Arietta Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards.....................................................................12
Dominus...................................................................................................................................14
Peter Michael Winery Les Pavots Estate Red.......................................................................2
2009 Arietta Red Wine "Quartet".................................................................................................12
Arietta Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards....................................................................12
Harlan Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon..................................................................35
Heitz Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.......................................................................9
2010 Arietta Red Wine "Quartet".................................................................................................12
Aubert UV-SL Vineyard Sonoma Pinot Noir.......................................................................10
2011 Arietta Red Wine "Quartet".................................................................................................12
Rudd Mt. Veeder Sauvignon Blanc.........................................................................................28
Rudd Oakville Estate Red......................................................................................................28
Rudd Samantha's Cabernet Sauvignon.................................................................................28
2012 Aubert Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay............................................10
Bryant Family Vineyard ‘Bettina’ Proprietary Red..............................................................23
Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.......................................................................23
Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia, Estate Grown, Napa Valley...........................................32
2013 Aubert Lauren Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay............................................40
Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Sonoma Pinot Noir......................................................................10
Aubert UV-SL Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay..........................................................40
Rudd Susan's Blanc..................................................................................................................28
CALIFORNIA & WEST COAST
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INDEX
LOT
1963 Dow's Vintage Port.................................................................................................................25
1985 Graham's Vintage Port...........................................................................................................25
1994 Dow's Vintage Port.................................................................................................................25
Graham's Vintage Port...........................................................................................................25
2000 Fonseca Vintage Port..............................................................................................................25
The Macallan Master of Photography: Annie Leibovitz..................................................................29
PORT & SPIRITS
DINING, TRAVEL & MORE
Betony, chef's tasting dinner for two................................................................................................39
Brooklyn Fare, dinner for four...........................................................................................................32
Bryant Family Vineyard, Napa retreat for two................................................................................23
Eleven Madison Park, dinner for four...............................................................................................15
Gabriel's Bar and Restaurant, dinner for two...................................................................................6
Gramercy Tavern, dinner for four......................................................................................................15
Kamalame Cay experience for two..................................................................................................38
Le Bernardin, dinner for four.............................................................................................................20
Lincoln Ristorante, dinner for two.....................................................................................................6
Paris Apartment, weeklong stay.........................................................................................................33
Red Bar Brasserie, private dinner for ten........................................................................................10
Rudd Estate, tours and tasting...........................................................................................................28
Style Room NYC Shopping Tour.......................................................................................................26
Telepan, dinner for two.........................................................................................................................6
The Gander, chef's dinner for ten.....................................................................................................25
The Napa Valley Reserve, travel experience for two couples......................................................28
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SAVE THE DATE
FOR OUR NEXT GREAT EVENTS!
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
Annual Concert and Dinner
Hosted by Kristy and Jim Clark & Emilia and Pepe Fanjul
PMP presents a cherished Palm Beach tradition:
a festive reception, elegant chamber music concert and dinner alfresco
to honor Toby and Itzhak Perlman's dediction
to the next generation of classical music artists.
Palm Beach, Florida
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016
Annual Summer Benefit
Hosted by Toby and Itzhak Perlman
Enjoy good company, exceptional local food and wine,
a spirited silent auction and a dazzling orchestral performance
conducted by Maestro Itzhak Perlman
at PMP's waterfront oasis nestled in the Hamptons.
Shelter Island, New York
To learn more, call 212.877.5045 or email [email protected]