2015 US Wine Silent Auction - Heart`s Delight Wine Tasting and


2015 US Wine Silent Auction - Heart`s Delight Wine Tasting and
Silent Auction
2 - bottles Addax Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
estimated value: $300
If you enjoyed what you tasted today, this is your chance to take a couple of
bottles home with you! Addax Wine’s Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from
some of the most historic vineyards in Napa Valley, this wine reveals its Oakville
origin from the very start. It is barrel fermented in large open top French Oak
Puncheons and then barrel aged in 100% new French Oak barrels.
Donated by Addax Wines
1 - bottle Kapscandy State Lane Vineyard Estate Cuvée 2011
estimated value: $100
The Kapcsandy (pronounced cap-chandee) family purchased the historic State
Lane vineyards in 2000 after phylloxera destroyed the vines in 1999. From
2001 until 2005, the grande dame of Napa Valley winemakers; Helen Turley
along with her viticulturist husband, John Wetlaufer produced the Kapcsandy
Family wines. Starting in 2005, Dennis Malbec of Château Latour fame along
with Rob Lawson took over winemaking responsibilities. In just seven short
years, the Kapcsandy Family wines have vaulted from newbie to cult status
among wine lovers nationwide.
“The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Cuvée State Lane Vineyard (1,800
cases produced from a blend of 66% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and the
rest the other Bordeaux varietals) is soft, round and charming. It comes across
as a Pessac-Leognan style of wine with some earthiness, sweet currant fruit,
roasted herbs and a round, juicy finish. Drink it over the next decade.” (90
points) -Robert Parker
Donated by Jeffrey Schragg & Mary Jo George
DBGB Kitchen and Bar Dinner for Four
estimated value: $350
Enjoy a dinner for four including three courses with beverage pairing. DBGB
Kitchen and Bar is Chef Daniel Boulud’s new casual French-American
restaurant located within CityCenterDC. He describes DBGB as his “Tribute
to casual American dishes I’ve come to love since moving to the states, all
done with a French flair.” It is ‘a little bit brasserie, ‘a little bit bistro, half
French, half American.’
Expires April 2016
Donated by The Dinex Group
Six Mixed Bottles of California Wine
estimated value: $370
1 - bottle Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 1991
1 - bottle Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet 1992
1 - bottle Ravenswood Icon Sonoma Valley 1993
2 - bottles Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1993
1 - bottle Mayacamas Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1982
If California were its own country, it would be the fourth largest wine producer
in the world. Covering such a wide range of climates and microclimates, soils
are as diverse as the growing regions in which they are found. Explore some
of the differences of California wine regions with these six bottles!
Donated by Carol Dunahoo
An Afternoon at Early Mountain Vineyards
estimated value: $500
We are thrilled that Early Mountain Vineyards is able to join us for today’s
tasting. Here is your chance to spend a lovely afternoon at their winery in
Virginia Wine Country - Madison, Virginia specifically (just under two hours
from DC). Your party of four will be treated to a tour, tasting, and lunch at
the vineyard. Located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains,
Early Mountain Vineyards sits on land with a deep and rich history. It was
Revolutionary-war veteran Lt. Joseph Early, the first landowner of this
property, who learned of a stranger traveling through the region in search
of shelter and sent word that the stranger was welcome in his home for the
night, only to discover it was General George Washington, under whom he
had served at Valley Forge. So, yes, George Washington slept here. Now these
gracious rolling hills have become home to vineyards that enable great wine
to be crafted here, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that same spirit of
warm welcome and hospitality to those who come through our doors.
All guests must be over the age of 21. Expires April 1, 2016.
Donated by Early Mountain Vineyards
Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay - Three Magnums, All Signed!
estimated value: $400
1 - Magnum Platt Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
1 - Magnum Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
1 - Magnum Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
All signed by David Ramey
2012 summed up to be a perfect vintage with clear sunny days and cool evenings.
Ramey Wine Cellars is dedicated to creating high quality, handcrafted wines
with balance and richness from the area’s finest vineyards. Their philosophy is
their process: It’s about respect for the land. Nature guides our process and we
listen – closely. It’s about terroir. The vineyards are selected for their ability
to sustainably produce the highest quality fruit. The soil must be right for
the climate, which must be right for the terrain, which must be right for the
varietal. It’s about harmony – the marriage of Old World methods with New
World innovations. It’s about a family of wines crafted for the now, but even
better with age. Bold, but in check, sensual, these are wines in perfect balance.
Donated by Ramey Wine Cellars
Dinner, Drinks and Kelly Clarkson for Four at Wolf Trap
estimated value: $800
Grab three of your best friends on September 12, 2015, and enjoy a fun
filled evening for four at Wolf Trap including a private lounge and dinner at
Ovations. Courtesy of our generous donor, you will have prime orchestra seats
for the show, a bottle of champagne, and a bottle of wine from his personal
cellar to accompany your dinner. After dinner, prepare to “Breakaway”
from the ordinary with the first star of American Idol who became a triple
Grammy-winning success praised as “one of music’s most remarkable voices”
(Rolling Stone)...Kelly Clarkson! Empowering pop anthems like “Stronger”
and “Since U Been Gone” continue on her new album Piece by Piece, along
with reflective and personal ballads. Also performing are Penatonix (known
for their songs “Love Again,” “Daft Punk Melody,” and “Evolution of Music”)
and Eric Hutchinson (known for “Rock & Roll,” “It’s Alright With Me,” and
“Watching You Watch Him”).
Show is September 12, 2015
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Gil Guarino
1 - Magnum Continuum Estate 2011
estimated value: $400
“Another strong effort by Tim Mondavi from this relatively new project
on Pritchard Hill, the 2011 Continuum’s final blend was 75% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot. Harvested
late, between October 17 and November 3, it spent 19 months in 85% new
French oak. The wine’s impressive deep ruby/plum/purple color is followed
by notes of blackcurrants, black cherries and spring flowers. Like most 2011s,
it has evolved early, but it is a medium to full-bodied beauty that represents
one of the most successful wines of the vintage.” (92 points) -Robert Parker
Donated by Continuum Estate
3 - bottles Pax Syrah Lauterbach Hill Russian River Valley 2005
estimated value: $180
“The fruit-forward 2005 Syrah Lauterbach is 100% Syrah with a dark ruby/
purple color, beautiful density and ripeness, and sweet tannins in a velvety,
up-front style. Some black raspberry as well as hints of lard and espresso
roast are intermingled with the red and black fruits in this wine, which has
a beautiful medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and a long finish.” (91 points)
-Robert Parker
Donated by Friends of Heart’s Delight
3 - bottles Robert Foley Petite Syrah 2005
estimated value: $150
Robert Foley was Food & Wine Magazine’s 2007 winemaker of the year. He
has a cult following and a reputation for making very expensive wines - here
is your chance to try it for yourself ! “Sturdy and solid, with wild berry, cherry,
spice and floral notes that explode into more layers of tobacco, cedar, licorice
and black tea flavors midpalate. Dense tannins give this good structure.” (91
points) -Wine Spectator
Donated by Jeffrey Schragg & Mary Jo George
Hand-Signed Bill O’Brien Football
estimated value: $150
Add a Houston Texans football to your collection, signed by Head Coach Bill
O’Brien. Bill O’Brien was named the third head coach in Houston Texans
franchise history on January 3, 2014. The 45-year-old brings 22 years of
collegiate and NFL coaching experience to the Bayou City. The former
Penn State head coach and New England Patriots offensive coordinator has
ascended steadily throughout his coaching career. O’Brien spent two years
leading Penn State through one of the greatest periods of strife any major
college program has endured, garnering national and conference coach-ofthe-year awards in the process. In the five years prior to his tenure at Penn
State, O’Brien helped lead the New England Patriots to a pair of Super
Bowl berths, first as an offensive assistant in 2007 and then again in 2011 as
offensive coordinator.
Donated by Houston Texans
1 - Double Magnum Retour Pinot Noir 2008
estimated value: $400
We miss our friend Lindsay Woodard, proprietor of Retour, and thought this
would be a great way to include her wonderful wine from the Willamette
Valley. “Cherry confiture, sandalwood, vanilla, almond extract, and hints
of caramel mark the nose and rather confectionary palate of Woodard’s
2008 Pinot Noir. Smoky black tea notes offer further diversity in a sappy,
impressively persistent finish.” (90 points) -The Wine Advocate
Donated by Joel Kleinman
Sea Smoke Estate Package
and Guaranteed Spot on the Mailing List
estimated value: $440
1 - bottle Sea Smoke Southing Pinot Noir 2012
1 - bottle Sea Smoke Botella Pinot Noir 2012
1 - bottle Sea Smoke Ten Pinot Noir 2012
1 - bottle Sea Smoke Streamside Chardonnay 2012
Guaranteed Spot on the Sea Smoke Mailing List
Sea Smoke Cellars is a California Cult Classic. In addition to the 2012 Suite
of Sea Smoke, the lucky high-bidder will also have a guaranteed place on
their active mailing list. The production of Sea Smoke is limited and can
be difficult to find, joining ‘the List’ guarantees your allocation. For years,
vintners have coveted a stretch of land in the western end of Santa Barbara’s
Santa Rita Hills AVA known to have the perfect microclimate, soils, and
exposure to grow world-class Pinot Noir. In 1999, fulfilling a long-held dream
of owner Bob Davids, this sought-after stretch of land became Sea Smoke
Vineyard. . Sea Smoke’s unique combination of sun, fog, soil and meticulous
farming result in top quality Pinot Noirs that are lush, elegant and expressive.
Sea Smoke is one of a handful of California Pinot Noir producers whose
fruit-powered style has quickly captured the attention of pinotphiles.
Donated by Joel Kleinman and Sea Smoke Estate Vineyard
1 - bottle Aubert Pinot Noir UV Vineyard 2004
estimated value: $250
97 points from Robert Parker, “The amazing 2004 Pinot Noir UV Vineyard,
made from the Calera clone of Pinot Noir, is named after Aubert’s superb
viticultural manager, Ulises Valdez. This Sonoma Coast vineyard has
produced a prodigious wine exhibiting gorgeous aromas of blueberries,
black raspberries, plums, forest floor, and violets. Full-bodied with superb
underlying acidity, layers of texture and richness yet unbelievably surreal and
light on the palate...”
Donated by Truly Hardy
Wine and Cheese
estimated value: $105
1 - bottle Robert Mondavi Winery Pinot Noir 2010
1 - bottle Robert Mondavi Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2005
Brooklyn Slate Cheese Board and wooden cheese knife
Mondavi wines are a classic from the Napa Valley - now all you need is a
Brooklyn Slate Cheese Board and you are ready for a party. This red 10” x
14” slate cheese board and a wooden cheese knife will make a great addition
to your entertainment-ware. Slate boards are distinctive natural surfaces for
serving cheeses & hors d’oeuvres and are sourced from the owners family
quarry in upstate New York. The cheese knife is hand-carved in Vermont
from locally sourced maple.
Donated by Brooklyn Slate Company
and Mr. & Mrs. John Miklos
Duo of Magnums from Rhys Vineyards
estimated value: $270
1 - Magnum Rhys Vineyards Bearwallow Pinot Noir 2010
1 - Magnum Rhys Vineyards Bearwallow Pinot Noir 2011
Receiving 92 points from the Wine Advocate, “…the 2010 Pinot Noir
Bearwallow Vineyard stands apart from all of the other wines in the Rhys
lineup. It possesses precise, brilliant aromatics and finely sculpted fruit.
Overall, the Bearwallow is a subtle, refined Pinot built on finesse, with
gorgeous underlying minerality and tons of class. The 2011 Bearwallow,
receiving 93 points from Stephen Tanzer, is described as: “Vivid red. Strong
raspberry and cherry-cola aromas, with suave floral and Asian spices adding
complexity. Silky and very fresh, with impressively focused red fruit flavors
and a building note of rose pastille. The persistent, gently tannic finish
emphatically repeats the red berry and floral notes and lingers with bright,
spicy intensity.”
Donated by Rhys Vineyards
1 - bottle Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 1993
estimated value: $100
Awarded 93 points by Robert Parker, “…the 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon is
crammed with so much sweet, blackcurrant fruit that it does not take a
genius to figure out what this wine is all about. It offers an opaque garnet/
purple color, a moderately intense, cassis, smoky, herb, and earthy nose,
fabulous concentration, good muscle, and a boatload of sweet tannin. While
drinkable, it needs another 4-5 years of cellaring. It will easily last for 20
years. The 1993s and 1994s are in bottle, and the 1993s, which were released
several months ago, are disappearing before any bottles hit the retail shelf.
Readers who could neither afford nor find the Cabernet Sauvignon or Maya
Proprietary Red, will have to wait another ten months for the release of the
1994s. Drink: 2000 - 2016”
Donated by Hy Hetherington - HLP Integration
Tie One On!
estimated value: $75
From ties to a total lifestyle brand - the story of Vineyard Vines epitomizes
the American Dream and this Vineyard Vines whale tie will please the
prepster in your life.
Donated by Vineyard Vines