Each year we gather the finest wine, travel, sport and entertainment experiences, along with some classic sports memorabilia for our auction. Please see below for the great auction lots that were available at the 15th Annual V Wine Celebration Gala Dinner & Auction at Nickel & Nickel on August 3, 2013.
Interested in donating an item to the 2014 or 2015 auction? Contact Jadine Garcia at 707-963-0611.
#101 Abreu Vineyard Magnum of 2008 Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Abreu wines have a waiting list, and there is little wonder why a small quantity of quality-driven perfection sums up Abreu Vineyards vintages. “Abreu is, of course, an uncompromising viticulturalist and manages some of the finest vineyards in Napa with his viticultural company. A connoisseur of Bordeaux, he has tried to recapture the complexity of great Bordeaux wedded to the extraordinary purity and ripeness of fruit that Napa can achieve so frequently.” Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate. 98 points – Wine Advocate.
DONOR: Abreu Vineyards
#102 Ancien Wines 5-Pack of Pinot “Experiment in Terroir”
Five bottles of Ancien Pinot Noir from the same year, each from a different vineyard, with different soils, in a different appellation. This unique collection of wines contains Pinot Noirs from Carneros, Russian River, Napa Valley-Coombsville, Willamette Valley, and Sonoma Mountain-Sta Rita Hills. This is a vivid and enjoyable demonstration of the widely various moods and expressions of this wonderful grape. Perfect for a party and worthy of any serious collection.
DONOR: Ancien Wines Inc.
#103 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards 3L of 2006 Eloge
“The 2006 Eloge’s dark plum/ruby color is followed by a sweet kiss of plum, black cherry, earth, licorice, and spice box, a medium to full-bodied wine, abundant tannin, and impressive concentration, purity, and overall complexity…extremely seductive aromatically, it can be enjoyed now and over the next 15 years.” 98+ points – Wine Advocate.
DONOR: Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards
#104 Araujo Estate Wines 3L OF 2007 Eisele Vineyard Syrah
“Deep ruby. Very pure, lively aromas of blackberry, violet, licorice and bitter chocolate. Dense, spicy and sweet but not weighty, offering complex flavors of black fruits and minerals complicated by chocolate and game. The long finish features suave, fine-grained tannins and impressive persistence. This has turned out very well.” 92 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar.
DONOR: Araujo Estate Wines
#105 Au Bon Climat 3L 2010 “Isabelle” Pinot Noir and 3L 2010 “Knox Alexander” Estate Pinot Noir
Au Bon Climat is on Robert Parker’s short list of Best Wineries in the World, and selected by Oz Clark as one of 50 world-wide creators
of Modern Classic Wines. Germany’s leading wine magazine, Wein Gourmet, named Jim Clendenen “Winemaker of the World.” With accolades
like these, you can’t go wrong with any Au Bon Climat wine. 2010 “Isabelle”- While most Au Bon Climat Pinots are vineyard specific, Isabelle is created by masterful blending in the cellar of the best barrels from specific sites. The result is a wine of incredible depth, complexity, and focus; very serious Pinot. 2010 “Knox Alexander” – Lush, velvety, creamy, bursting with berries, fragrant flowers, and soft wafts of vanilla, Knox is a wine for hedonists. Made from 50% Dijon clones and 50% traditional California selections planted by Jim Clendenen at the higher elevations of Bien Nacido Vineyard, this wine seems to grow in stature with every vintage.
DONOR: Au Bon Climat Winery
#106 B.R. Cohn Wine & Olive Oil Tour & Tasting for 6
Tour includes walk through their 140-year old French Picholine Olive Tree Grove and Estate Vineyards, followed by a wine and olive oil tasting.
DONOR: B.R. Cohn Winery
#107 Barnett Vineyards 3L of 2010 Spring Mt. District Cabernet
Deep, dense and rich, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain oozes with character and sheer personality. Black fruit, tobacco, incense and crushed rocks are some of the many nuances that unfold as the wine sits in the glass. Tar, asphalt and licorice are layered into the sinewy, powerful finish. The 2010 is a fascinating and totally intriguing Cabernet. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. 93 points- Antonio Galloni.
DONOR: Barnett Vineyards
#108 Behrens Family magnum Duo 2009 Moulds Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 The Knockout, plus Tasting for 4
2009 Behrens Family Moulds Cabernet Sauvignon is the final wine in the 2009 vintage vineyard designate series. The bright, ruby red color belies the dark chocolate, cassis, toasted oak and telecherry aromas of the bouquet. Flavors of grilled steak and black cherries fill the pretty,
focused palate before finishing with a hint of graphite. The perfectly balanced acidity makes this wine an ideal pairing for food and indicates that it will age beautifully as well. 92 points – Stephen Tanzer. Appropriately named, “The Knockout” is a rich, dark Cabernet blended with Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. This wine is dramatic yet balanced, a full-bodied wine that displays fresh acidity and medium, dry tannins. In addition to the initial notes, The Knockout delivers flavors of spice and a long, drawn-out finish. Four people will enjoy a tour at the Behrens Family winery at the top of Spring Mountain. This winery is usually included as one of the must-sees for any Cabernet lover visiting the Napa Valley. Guests get to taste a long list of past and current releases inside a vintage Airstream trailer with a view of the valley that is absolutely breathtaking and makes for a wonderful picnic setting.
Rrestrictions: Tour to be arranged on a mutually agreeable date with 7 days advance notice. 2013.
DONOR: Behrens Family Winery
#109 Blackbird Vineyards Hand Etched Trio of Magnums
A hand-etched collection of 2009 magnums, one of each vintage: Illustration, Paramour, and Contrarian from Blackbird Vineyards,Napa Valley, signed by Winemaker Aaron Pott.
DONOR: Blackbird Vineyards &
#110 Bressler Vineyards Magnum of 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon
One of only 100 magnums ever made from this sought-after release! Brilliant ruby/purple coloration and a medium-full body. The 2001 Bressler boasts a sweet bouquet of black cherry, blueberries, chocolate and red roses. Fine balance, purity, seamless character and an elegant,
classy style—yet with real power and structure. The finish is filled with flavor. A well-built wine that will drink well over the next 15 years.
DONOR: Bressler Vineyards
#111 Casa Nuestra Case of 2009 St. Helena Field Blend Tinto
The St. Helena Tinto vineyard seems to get better every year. This 60-year-old vineyard in Oakville shows that the varietals in this field perform better as the vines age. With the St. Helena vineyard well into its second decade, its true character is emerging. The wine is a deep garnet with a nose of dark berries. On the palate you’ll find dark fruit, some florals, cassis, and a little plum. This is a complex wine that will age well. Drink now through 2020. Only 350 cases produced.
DONOR: Casa Nuestra Winery & Vineyards
#112 Caymus Vineyards 3L of 2010 Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons, a “Napa Valley” and the venerable “Special Selection.” Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through “hang time.” Leaving the fruit to “hang”on the vine unusually long develops suppleness,increases color, and matures the tannins of the grapes. The wines are abundant in textural tannins yet soft as velvet. Crop thinning, allowing measured sunlight to reach the vine’s fruit zone, and waiting for increased ripeness are all part of our viticultural practices. Caymus Special Selection is the flagship wine of the Wagner family and is comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage. This wine is not produced in difficult years. The 2010 vintage of Caymus Special Selection is an outstanding example of this exquisite wine. 92 points – Wine Spectator.
DONOR: Caymus Vineyard
#113 Chanticleer 2009 Magnum Cabernet Sauvignon
Open and inviting upon first pouring, this gorgeous, understated Napa Cab has notes of blackcurrant, blackberry, blueberry, plum fig and vanilla bean. On the palate, it is more like a layer cake, contrasting opulent, showy boysenberry and cassis and more delicate, tart raspberry, rich mocha and sweet-tart cherry cola, and showing a streak of sanguine, iron-rich minerality. The wine is rich, full, and plush, with very fine, well-integrated tannins and is very well-balanced. Juicy acidity carries the long finish. Ready to drink now, but decanting for aeration would reveal even more character.
DONOR: Chanticleer Estates
#114 Chateau Montelena Winery Tour & Tasting for 4
A must for wine lovers seeking excellence! The setting is one of the most peaceful in the Napa Valley—a stone castle carved into a hillside overlooking a Chinese garden and lake, wildlife sanctuary and vineyards reaching out to the base of Mt. St. Helena. Your experience begins
with a private tour into the cellar of the historic 1882 Chateau and grounds of the Estate, followed by a private tasting of wines in the Estate Room.
RRestrictions:: To be arranged on a mutually agreeable date. Expires August 1, 2014. 2013.
DONOR: Chateau Montelena Winery
#115 Chimney Rock Winery Magnum of 2009 Cabernet & Private Tour and Tasting for 4
The 2009 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing scents of raspberry jam, sweet herbs and spices. There is a centeredness and a poise to the 2009 that give the wine its sense of harmony and total balance. Sweet, floral notes reappear on the engaging finish. As good as this is today, it will only be better in another 2 to 3 years. This is another fabulous effort from Chimney Rock. 93 points – Wine Advocate. This tour shares the magic and history of this “valley within a valley” that is home to Chimney Rock Winery. Stroll through the original barrel room and the state-of-the-art winemaking facility and where the real magic happens—in the spectacular vineyards tucked alongside
the palisades. The tour concludes with a guided, seated “taste of the terroir” in one of their private tasting salons.
RRestrictions:: Subject to availability, reservations required. 2013.
DONOR: Chimney Rock Winery
#116 Cline Cellars VIP Tour and Tasting for 4 & Syrah
One of the first Sonoma wineries on the road to wine country, Cline Cellars is located 45 minutes north of San Francisco in the Carneros AVA. This historic property was once the site of a Miwok Village and the first camp of the Sonoma Mission. The tasting room is located in an 1850s farmhouse, where 4 people can enjoy a VIP Tour and Tasting and the bearer takes home a 750ml bottle of Cline Syrah.
Restrictions: Tour to be scheduled with 72 hours advance notice on a mutually agreeable date. Wine to be picked up on tour only. Expires June 30, 2014.2013.
DONOR: Cline Cellars
#117 Clos Pegase Magnum of 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
“On the nose, pure cassis, blackberry and cherry fruit tones combine with cocoa, coffee and cedar. The palate is big, luscious; full bodied yet vibrant, pure and elegant, with seamless toasty oak integration combining with fine tannins, leading to a long finish. Seductive black cherry and glove leather aromas. Soft, creamy texture with ripe plum, cherry and milk chocolate flavors. Lasting ripe black fruit impressions with well-integrated, sweet tannins.” 92 points – The Wine News.
DONOR: Clos Pegase Winery
#118 Cornerstone Cellars 3 Magnum Vertical 2004-2006 Howell Mt. Cabernet Sauvignon
For over 20 years, Cornerstone Cellars has been pursuing one goal: to make compelling, exciting wines that speak clearly of the vineyard, variety and vintage from which they are born. Cornerstone Cellars magnum vertical of 2004-2006 Howell Mountain Cabernet would be the perfect addition to your wine collection! 91 points – James Laube, Wine Spectator, February 2010. “A subtle, delicate style, especially for Howell Mountain, showcasing the loamy earth, mineral, dried currant, tobacco and herbal sage notes. Full-bodied and well-balanced, ending with firmer tannins and a dash of anise.” Only 600 cases made. The 2005 is massive, concentrated and powerful. This is a classic Napa
Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for aging with fewer than 500 cases produced. On the nose, the 2004 is full of effusive black raspberry, earth, mushroom and hints of leather. The palate is intense and layered with opulent fruit, bold spice and tremendous mineral notes. The finish, which has terrific length, features ever emerging earth, dusty baker’s chocolate notes and echoing spices. This wine is very well structured and only 200 cases produced
DONOR: Cornerstone Cellars
#119 Corra Wines Magnum of 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Celia Welch, consulting winemaker to some of Napa Valley’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon estates, is proud to present her own endeavor, Corra. Grapes from three prime vineyards in Napa Valley’s premium growing regions, Oakville, Rutherford and Pritchard Hill, combine to create the powerful yet elegant Corra Cabernet Sauvignon. Although the wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, each vineyard expresses its own personality, and contributes to a cohesive, integrated, and complex blend. The 2006 shows amazing purity of fruit, focus, balance and depth on the palate, with tiers of deeply concentrated fruit, anise, and licorice. Lush and full-bodied, this wine combines power, grace and finesse,
offering a dense core of mocha-laced blackberry, wild berry and spice layered on top of silky, supple tannins. The seductive finish lingers, repeating the core flavor themes.
#120 Dancing Hares Vineyard Magnum of 2003 Napa Valley Red Wine
A great chance to acquire your own Dancing Hares in a hard-to-find vintage! The 2003 Dancing Hares has evolved into an alluring, graceful example of what this special vineyard can deliver. The wine has developed a very attractive bottle bouquet, with aromas of dried sage, fresh thyme, and exotic hardwood, mingling with deep, ripe berry aromas. The tannins have softened and rounded with time, and bring a soft, silky entry on the palate. The dense fruit at the wine’s core lingers, leaving a mouthwatering, complex finish. This wine has arrived at an exciting time in its evolution, and should continue to develop well into the future. 94 points – Wine Advocate.
DONOR: Dancing Hares
#121 Diamond Creek Vineyards 750ml of 1999 Lake Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
This tiny 3/4-acre vineyard nestled by Diamond Creek’s lake is the coolest of the microclimates because of the cool Pacific breezes that travel down the Russian River corridor each afternoon. The grapes require a long hang time to ripen, and when they do ripen, they make an exceptional wine. In fact, Lake Vineyard wines have been produced only ten times since 1972. “You could easily make the case that Diamond Creek is the finest producer of Cabernet Sauvignon in America.” – Pierre DuMont.
DONOR: Diamond Creek Vineyards
#122 Drinkward Peschon Magnum of 2009 “Entre Deux Mères” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This magnum of 2009 Drinkward Peschon “Entre Deux Mères” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon by Lisa Drinkward & Francoise Peschon, the two Mères (Mothers) continue to make just this one stellar Cabernet from 20-year old vineyards north of Calistoga. Dusty new French oak and sandalwood on the youthful nose. “Good saturated ruby. Ripe, inviting aromas and flavors of plum, blackberry,chocolate and mocha. Sweet and lush but with an element of coolness giving the mid-palate a sense of restraint. This offers early appeal but has the balance and structure to age gracefully.” 92 points – Stephen Tanzer.
DONOR: Drinkward Peschon
#123 Etude Magnum of 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
This bottling marks the third vintage of the Etude Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, which was sourced exclusively from Block 6 of the Vine Hill Ranch in Oakville—home to some of the most sought-after Cabernet grapes in the Napa Valley. The Phillips family has carefully managed this alluvial benchland vineyard for two generations. The resulting wines have good concentration and tannin integrity, and a sense of balanced ripeness.
DONOR: Etude Wine
#124 Ferrari-Carano Vineyards 3L of 2009 Tresor, Winery Lunch and Tour & Tasting for 4
Aptly named “Tresor” for “treasure,” the grapes are hand-harvested from dry-farmed, low-yielding mountain vineyards. Vibrant aromas and flavors of red and black berries, black tea, cedar, earth, vanilla, blackberry and cassis. Lingering sweet oak notes of creme brûlée and dark chocolate add great depth. This wine’s upfront silkiness and roundness make for a delicious selection now and will drink well for 15-20 years. 93 points – Wine Enthusiast. Ferrari-Carano Winery Lunch and Tour & Tasting for 4.
Restrictions: 30 days advance notice required. 21 and over only. Not valid Saturdays or Sundays. Expires August 3, 2014.2013.
DONOR: Ferrari-Carano Vineyards
#125 The French Laundry Dinner for 2
At The French Laundry, Chef Thomas Keller serves a nine-course tasting menu offered in a rose-covered stone building built in 1880. The
French Laundry is a perennial awardee in the annual Restaurant Magazine list of the Top 50 Restaurants of the World, and has been named
the “Best Restaurant in the World” in 2003 and 2004. Since 2006, it has been awarded three Michelin stars. Anthony Bourdain has called it,
“The best restaurant in the world, period.”
Restrictions: Does not include wine, beverages, supplemental items or gratuity.2013.
DONOR: The French Laundry
#126 Ghost Block 6-Pack of 2010 Yountville Single-Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon in Etched Wood Case
Winemaker Rob Lawson over-delivers once again with the new release of 2010 Ghost Block Estate Cabernet Sauvignon! Another epic vintage
from this tiny estate, Ghost Block Cabernet delivers an elegant balance and plenty of structure, supported by bright aromas of roses, tobacco and spice. The attack is full on the palate with blackberries, cherries, cocoa, and cinnamon. The ripe mid palate ties together a long finish of cherries, caramel, spice, cassis and coffee. The 28-year-old vineyard in Yountville is 100% Certified Organic. The site is comprised of deep, gravelly loam with a western exposure, and the vines produce very concentrated fruit late in the season.
DONOR: Ghost Block
#127 Hagafen Cellars Mixed Case of Kosher Wines
Hagafen Cellars has three brands—Hagafen Cellars, Prix Vineyards and Don Ernesto—and each bears the hechsher of the Orthodox Union as
Kosher. Enjoy a full case of Hagen’s best with six 750ml bottles of Prix Vichy Vineyards Block 4 Napa Valley Merlot 2006, rated 93 points by
Daniel Rogov and 91 Points, GOLD, “Exceptional” at World Wine Championships. Three 750ml bottles of Hagafen Lodi Ripken Vineyard
Roussanne 2011, awarded “GOLD, Best of Class” at World Wine Championships and 88 points by Stephen Tanzer. Three 750ml bottles of
Don Ernesto’s Vin Gris Rosé, 2012. Hagafen wines have been served multiple times at the White House and received numerous awards.
DONOR: Hagafen Cellars
#128 Hahn 3L of 2011 Santa Lucia Highlands Estate Pinot Noir
The Hahn SLH wines are lush and rich reflections of a region that is quickly becoming one of the most exciting U.S. wine appellations today.
Capturing the extraordinary quality of the Santa Lucia Highlands on the vine, the Hahn SLH Pinot Noir captures the passion Nicky and Gabby
Hahn pour into their wine. The 2011 vintage was renowned as one of the more challenging vintages in recent years. The combination of a longer growing season and smaller crop throughout the Santa Lucia Highlands created fruit of incredible intensity and balance. Aromas of black cherry and dark currant come out of the glass with an initial swirl, highlighting this wine’s intense black fruit flavors. A sip reveals a full-bodied Pinot Noir imbued with flavors of ripe red plums and flecks of allspice. On the palate, a slight acidity balances this wine’s supple tannins and supports its long finish. Enjoy this multiple-award-winning wine now and well into the future!
DONOR: Hahn Estate
#129 Judd’s Hill Winery Tour & Tasting for 8 and 2003 Judd’s Hill Estate Cabernet
Enjoy a tour and tasting for eight guests at Judd’s Hill, owned and operated by two generations of the Finkelstein family. Bunnie, Judd and
Holly Finkelstein are vintners dedicated to producing ultra-premium, handcrafted wines. You will be treated to a production tour followed
by an intimate, sit-down tasting selection of limited edition wines available exclusively at the winery and a sampling of current releases. At the end of the tour, the winning bidder will take home a 750ml bottle of 2003 Judd’s Hill Estate Cabernet.
Restrictions: To be used on a mutually agreed upon date and time, expires August 2014.
DONOR: Judd’s Hill
#130 Keever Vineyards 3-Pack of 2009 Estate Cabernet, 2010 Inspirado & 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Plus Tour & Tasting for 6
Take home a beautifully engraved wooden box with one 750ml bottle each of 2009 Keever Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010
Keever Vineyards Inspirado (Red Blend) and 2012 Keever Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc. Six guests will enjoy exquisite wines in a spectacular,
private location. Tour the winery and cave for an exclusive peek at a premuim winery and a great time with the vintners, Bill and Olga Keever.
Restrictions: To be used on a mutually agreed upon date and time, expires August 2014.
DONOR: Keever Vineyards
#131 Knights Bridge Winery Handcrafted Wine & Cheese Experience for 6
Knights Bridge was founded by a close circle of friends who celebrate a shared passion for wine and food, a love of farming and respect for
nature. Managing Director and St. Helena native Tim Carl and colleagues Jim Bailey, Tom Costin and Essel Bailey have created this unique
place where their families and friends can gather. Joined in their venture by a talented community of professional associates, they celebrate friendship, family, fellowship and the promise of great vintages to come. The Knights Bridge Estate vintages are crafted with food in mind. Meant to be paired with wonderful viands, six people will enjoy a heightened appreciation of the craft of wine and the power of artisinal cheese when paired in a beautiful vineyard setting.
Restrictions: Advance reservations required. To be on a mutually agreed upon date..
DONOR: Knights Bridge Winery
#132 Lamborn Family Vineyards 3L of 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
This signed, 3-litter bottle of 2009 Lamborn Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the 4-acre Howell Mountain vineyard. Heidi
Barrett of Screaming Eagle fame is the winemaker. This is an elegant mountain top Cabernet, rich in dark fruit flavors and aromas. The nose is reminiscent of ripe black cherries and blackberries, driven by a hint of caramel and toasty French oak. Pure in flavor, it’s a significant multi-layered Cab without the overbearing tannins. A long finish with concentrated fruit and light dust, this is a big and bold Cabernet, yet showcases the silkiness and finesse you’ve come to expect from Lamborn Family mountain Cabs.
DONOR: Lamborn Family Vineyards
#133 Lucy at Bardessono Dinner for 2
Lucy Restaurant & Bar offers ingredient-driven, farm, ocean, field-to-fork cuisine that embodies the Bardessono modern aesthetic and ecospirit. Leveraging the Bay Area’s legacy as the local food movement capital of the world, paired with the natural bounty of Napa Valley and a year-round growing climate, Chef Victor Scargle and his team operate under a culinary philosophy ruled by the seasons, with an emphasis on local production and sourcing. Lucy’s bar and lounge features a full-bar serving an array of artisanal spirits. The extensive wine list highlights renowned small producers from around the world and many organic, sustainable and biodynamic vintners.
Restrictions: Subject to availability. Holidays excluded. Gratuity and alcohol not included.
#134 Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, 1 -Night Stay Deluxe King Room
Located in the heart of San Francisco, the Mandarin Oriental offers unparalleled panoramic views of the bay and beyond from the top 11 floors of San Francisco’s third tallest building. Including the new “Brasserie S&P” restaurant and bar, and a new luxury spa, the Mandarin Oriental is consistently ranked among the world’s top hotels.
DONOR: Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
#135 Napa Valley Aloft Hot Air Balloon Ride for 2 & Sparkling Brunch Celebration
See Napa Valley from a bird’s eye view, as the morning sun gilds the vineyards, fog slips away over the mountains and you ride aloft, drifting with the breeze. Two people will enjoy a classic sunrise hot air balloon ride with our knowledgeable and friendly pilots, followed
by a post-flight sparkling wine brunch to savor the sights and sounds of soaring over the valley.
DONOR: Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Company
#136 Neyers Ranch Magnum of 2006 Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Neyers Ranch 2006 Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is pure, ripe and richly flavored. This fruit-driven red offers a complex mix of blackberry,black cherry, plum and wild berry fruit, picking up mineral and cedar notes and ending with a dash of black licorice and the right amount of tannins. Only 726 cases made.
DONOR: Neyers Vineyards
#137 Orin Swift Case of “The Priso ner” 2011 Red Wine
Orin Swift “The Prisoner” 2011 Napa Valley Red Wine is a Zinfandel-based (51%) blend with a balance of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite
Sirah, and just a splash of Charbono and Grenache. Lovers of fruit-forward and jammy wines lust for this, but it has enough substance to
please those who prefer their California reds a bit more structured. Not just a cocktail wine, this hefty red pairs very well with braised meats and barbecue. “Deep, jammed with fruit character, this ripe version offers plenty of new oak, revealing a rich texture and zesty flavors of smoky licorice, blackberry cobbler and cracked pepper. Drink now through 2019.” 92 points – Wine Spectator.
DONOR: Orin Swift Cellars
#138 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Gold Buckle VIP Tickets to Wrangler National Rodeo Finals
Two Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Gold Buckle VIP tickets to the Wrangler National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas, NV, on Saturday,
December 8, 2013. Two insulated logo mugs, one t-shirt, one hat.
Restrictions: Tickets available for use Saturday, December 8, 2013, only.
DONOR: Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
#139 Qupe 5L and Six 750ml of 2008 Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Santa Maria Valley Syrah
Qupe, the Chumash Indian word for “Poppy,” is located in the agricultural heart of the Santa Maria Valley. The Bien Nacido Vineyards supports nearly 900 acres of coveted wine grapes. Here, grapes thrive in one of the longest growing seasons in the state and are allowed extended hang time on the vines to encourage the full development of flavor, color, and other vital components. “Glass-staining ruby. Vibrant aromas of cassis, cherry-cola, candied licorice and Asian spices. Juicy, supple and sweet, with intense cassis and red berry flavors complicated by notes of lavender, licorice, fresh herbs and black pepper. Very syrah in character. Long, gently tannic, penetrating finish.” 92 points – Stephen Tanzer.
DONOR: Qupe Wine Cellars
#140 Ravenswood Magnum of Single Vineyard Designate Wine
Ravenswood wines are powerful personalities: down-to-earth, elegantly rustic and robust. Their flock of single vineyard designate wines are
as unique as the individual vineyards they are from and the people who farm them.
DONOR: Ravenswood Winery
#141 Robert Mondavi Winery Magnum of 2005 Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville is home to some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon vines and terroir in the world. In the heart of the Napa Valley, this appellation
possesses an excellent variation as well as a diversity of volcanic and riverbed soils that create some of the most complex Cabernet
Sauvignon wines each year. Single sourced from the Vine Hill Ranch vineyard on the southwestern edge of the Oakville AVA, only 500
cases of this wine was produced.
DONOR: Robert Mondavi Winery
#142 Schramsberg Vineyards signed 3L of 2006 Blanc de Blancs
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. Schramsberg’s style of Blanc de Blancs is dry and crisp, and will maintain its freshness, structure and refined finish for many years—even decades. The 2006 delivers aromas of key lime, freshly cut green apples and honeydew melon, with layered flavors of citrus, ripe Anjou pear and pineapple on the palate, finishing with lingering and balanced acidity.
DONOR: Schramsberg Vineyards
#143 Sarocka Two-Pack of Spring Mt. Dist rict 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
As soon as the glass is poured, you will sense this wine’s distinct terroir: deep ruby in color, it has aromas of dark cherry, currant, milk
chocolate, sage, and loam. The finish showcases silky yet prominent tannins, promising a long life ahead. The Lithuanian paper-cut on the
label by Stase Vilkiene illustrates “the tree of life.” The artist lives near Vilnius, the birthplace of Irene Sarocka Scully’s grandparents. The wine is named for this heritage. This is the inaugural release of Sarocka: a red wine grown from a steep slice of Spring Mountain on terraced Aiken soils, originally planted by David Abreu. Only 110 cases produced.
#144 Spottswoode Estate Double Duos
Spottswoode Estate each year releases four very special wines: the Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc,
Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon, and Field Book. Each Spottswoode wine is known for its refined elegance, balance, and classic structure.
Enjoy one magnum each of 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, plus one 750ml each of Lyndenhurst 2010 Cabernet and
The Field Book 2011 Syrah.
DONOR: Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery
#145 St. Supéry Estate Magnum of NV 2009 Estate Cabernet, Private Tour, Wine & Cheese Pairing, and Lunch for 6
Begin your St. Supéry experience with a magnum of Napa Valley Estate Cabernet to enjoy at home. Then you and 5 friends are invited to
step into the newly renovated St. Supéry Estate winery designed to offer a variety of experiences. Enjoy a birds-eye view of the winemaking
process, stroll through the fine art gallery’s changing exhibitions and feast your eyes on the gardens. The six of you will enjoy a private tour of the Estate grounds and winery, savor a delicious wine and cheese pairing and enjoy a casual wine country lunch for an altogether relaxing, fun and delicious wine experience!.
Restrictions: Requires 2 weeks advance notice for a mutually agreed upon date. 21 and older only. Expires August 30, 2014.
DONOR: St. Supery Vineyards & Winery
#146 Stags’ Leap Winery 3L of 2002 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
“A deep garnet color with nice, strong legs on the side of the glass. On the nose, nuances of black cherry, ripe plum, eucalyptus, and violets. The mouthfeel is full bodied, round, with a good tannin structure. Flavors of lush raspberries, ripe cherries, tea, and spices explode across the palate. Elegant, with fine tuned tannins and a long, lingering finish which encompasses more flavors of cocoa, cherry, and vanilla spice.” 90 points -Wine Enthusiast.
DONOR: Stags’ Leap Winery
#147 Taj Campton Place, San Francisco, 1-Night st ay in Deluxe room for Two
Centrally located at the edge of Union Square, this retreat is minutes away from premier art galleries, renowned museums and San Francisco’s
best stores and restaurants. The rooms are reminiscent of an impeccably designed residence, and give the hotel its distinctive boutique ambience.Guests can bask in the privacy and luxurious comfort of their rooms, with the excitement of the city close by, yet blissfully muted.
Restrictions: Valid through August 3, 2014. Incidentals not included. Subject to availability and blackout dates.
DONOR: TAJ Campton Place San Francisco
#148 Tamber Bey Private Tasting & Tour of Estate Gardens, Vineyard and Arabian Horse Stables for 8
Eight friends can enjoy a private VIP tasting with winemaker and endurance equestrian, Barry Waitte, at the Tamber Bey Estate Vineyards in
Oakville. Enjoy all the current releases from the Tamber Bey and Deux Chaveux Estate vineyards during your visit. Normally not open to the
public, explore the stunning English gardens and vineyards that create their flagship Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Visit the stables that house famous performance Arabian endurance horses and hear about racing horses 100+ miles! For the wine connoisseur or horse lover, this is a great opportunity for an intimate visit to a rare Napa Valley gem.
Restrictions: Subject to availability. Expires August 30, 2014.:
DONOR: Tamber Bey Vineyards
#149 Michael Kors Designer Women’s Handdbag
Michael Kors is recognized as one of America’s pre-eminent designers for luxury sportswear. His namesake company was established in 1981
when he launched his first womenswear line.
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#150 Terra Valentine Winery Magnum Duo of 2007 Yverdon Estate Cabernet & 2007 Wurtele Estate Cabernet
The eight-acre Yverdon vineyard is the historic center of the Terra Valentine Estate. These Cabernet vines experience a unique climate above the fog that brings out the dark chocolate, black licorice, and cassis flavors, balanced with elegant tannins and bright minerality. The Wurtele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a small, north-facing slope at the top of the estate with shallow, rocky volcanic soils. The vines on this part of the vineyard produce intensely concentrated fruit with deep color and structure. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon has the structure to age gracefully for up to 20 years.
DONOR: Terra Valentine Winery
#151 Trefethen Vineyards Tour & Tasting for 4
One Family, One Estate, One Passion for over 40 years. Celebrate the good life and be guests at the world-famous Trefethen Family Vineyards
in the legendary Napa Valley. Your adventure begins with a winery tour for a party of four, followed by a tasting of Trefethen’s finest Estate and Reserve wines in the elegant Wine Library. Enjoy a day in the Wine Country while strolling through the lush vineyards and breathtaking grounds.
Restrictions: Date to be mutually agreed upon and scheduled in advance. Certificate expires August 4, 2014.
DONOR: Trefethen Family Vineyards
#152 Turley Wine Cellars Collection
Turley Wines, long known for following the path less traveled by avoiding Cabernets, now introduces its inaugural Cabernet Sauvignon, the
2010 “The Label,” by daughter Christina Turley. This simple, juicy wine is loaded with fruit. Black cherries, chocolate, mocha, cloves and spices all jump from the glass in an up-front, fruit-driven wine. The Turley 2010 Mead Ranch Atlas Peak Zinfandel seems to miraculously improve year after year, proving you should never settle even when you think you’ve attained excellence. With lovely definition and perfume it produces an exhilaratingly long, palate-cleansing finish. Also enjoy two 750ml bottles of 2010 Turley Pesenti Vineyard Petite Syrah from Paso Robles. This Turley estate owned and certified organic vineyard produces dark, smooth, dense and classic Petite Syrah wines.
Turley Wine Cellars
#153 V Marketplace Gift Certificates
$250.00 V Marketplace Gift Certificate good at any specialty shop, gallery or restaurant within the marketplace. A Little Romance – Gifts and Rare Finds of Comfort; California and Vine – Where Whimsy Meets the Vineyard; Domain Home & Garden – Decorative Accessories for the
Home and Garden; i elle – Contemporary Women’s Clothing & Accessories; Kane – Resort Wear and Accessories for Men; Lemondrops -
Children’s Boutique and Toys; NapaStyle – Retail, Café, Wine Tasting; Sister’s Boutique – A Girly-Girl Boutique; Tay & Grace – Fabulous
Collection of Women’s Novelty Clothing; VIANETT – Bridal, Couture, Evening wear; Blue Heron Gallery – Fine Art by Local World Class
Artists; Gallery 1870 – Fine Art From the Heart of Napa Valley; North Bay Gallery – Art Glass, Bronzes, Wall Art & Jewelry; NapaStyle Wine
Bar – Chiarello Family Vineyards and Many Others; V Wine Cellar – Historic Boutique Wine Shop and Tasting Bar; NapaStyle Paninoteca &
Wine Bar – Panini, Salads, Salumi and Formaggio; Pacific Blues Café – “Maverick American” Cuisine Great Comfort Food and Good Times;
Bottega – Michael Chiarello’s Rustic Farm-to-Table Italian Cuisine; Soluna Boutique Salon – Hair, Make-Up, Lash Extensions & Esthetic
Services; Kollar Chocolates – Artisan Chocolates Made on Premises, Gelato & Specialty Drinks; Adventures Aloft – Hot Air Balloon Rides.
Restrictions: Expires August 3, 2014.
DONOR: V Marketplace
#154 Wharton Wines Magnum Duo of Cabernets
A marvelous duo of Cabernet Sauvignon magnums, one Alexander Valley 2009 and one Napa Valley 2010. The 2009 Alexander Valley was
aged for two years in American and French oak barrels, it now reveals beautiful color with intense aromas of black cherries, cassis, and plum complimented by subtle hints of cocoa, tobacco and sweet, toasty vanilla with only 135 cases produced. The 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet was aged for two years and has abundant aromas of cherry and raspberry with layered floral, cinnamon and vanilla notes. Full-bodied, elegant and integrated on the palate, the wine delivers an ample mix of concentrated black and red fruit. Silky tannins support a mid-palate that has many layers. An elegant finish echoes the notes of fruit and spice. Both wines are lovely now and will age gracefully for many years. Enjoy!
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#155 Wine Country Inn 2-Night Stay in St. Helena
Enjoy a relaxing and romantic two night stay in a luxury cottage at the Wine Country Inn located in St. Helena. Rarely does one find such an
exquisite place located in such a world-renowned area. Fashioned after the quaint inns of New England, the Wine Country Inn offers a
romantic interlude in the heart of the Napa Valley, one of the world’s truly great wine producing areas. You’ll experience casual elegance at its best while being exposed to incomparable food and wine. Built well-off the highway and surrounded by the vineyards of the Napa Valley, the grounds are a delight to the ears, eyes and nose. Cobbled walking paths escort you through quiet annual flowerbeds, 80 year-old olive trees, 100 year-old oaks, along with flowering shrubs and creeping vines. Includes an evening wine social and hearty breakfast daily.
Restrictions: Valid Sunday through Thursday, excludes weekends, holidays and harvest August through October.
DONOR: Wine Country Inn
#156 Dolce & Gabbana Designer Women’s Sunglasses
The famous Italian luxury fashion house continues to amaze and inspire as their distinctive designs both compliment and enhance
those who wear them.
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#157 Burberry Designer Women’s Sunglasses
The first name in British fashion, Burberry eyewear leverages the strength of its 150-year heritage, balancing classic and modern design.
Enduring, luxurious, and widely appealing to men and women of all ages, capturing both the stately and adventurous, Burberry reinterprets
the tradition of classic British style in a modern and dynamic way.
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#158 Tom Ford Designer Women’s Sunglasses
Tom Ford is a fashion designer and film director who was the Creative Director of Gucci from 1994-2004. He founded his own Tom Ford
fashion label in 2004 and his classic designs have garnered fame and attention ever since.
#159 1st Masters Tournament Limited-Edition “Invitation” Masterpiece Collage
Unlike the other major championships, the Masters is an invitational event held each year at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club,
a private golf club in the city of Augusta, Georgia, USA. The first “Augusta National Invitational” Tournament, as the Masters was originally known, began on March 22, 1934, and was won by Horton Smith. The present name was adopted in 1939. The first tournament was played with current holes 10 through 18 played as the first nine, and 1 through 9 as the second nine, then reversed permanently to its present layout for the 1935 tournament. Gene Sarazen hit the “shot heard ‘round the world” in 1935, holing a shot from the fairway on the par 5 15th for a double eagle. This tied Sarazen with Craig Wood, and in the ensuing 36-hole playoff Sarazen was the victor by five strokes.
DONOR: Grandstand Sports
#160 Muhammad Ali & Jackie Robinson Limited-Edition “The Greatest” Masterpiece Collage
Muhammad Ali defeated every top heavyweight in his era, which has been called the golden age of heavyweight boxing. Ali was named
“Fighter of the Year” by Ring Magazine more times than any other fighter, and was involved in more Ring Magazine “Fight of the Year” bouts
than any other fighter. He is an inductee into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and holds wins over seven other Hall of Fame inductees.
He is one of only three boxers to be named “Sportsman of the Year” by Sports Illustrated. Jackie Robinson had an exceptional baseball career. Over ten seasons, Robinson played in six World Series and contributed to the Dodgers’ 1955 World Championship. He was selected for six consecutive All-Star Games, from 1949 to 1954, was the recipient of the inaugural MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, and won the
National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1949—the first black player so honored. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
in 1962. In 1997, Major League Baseball universally retired his uniform number, 42, across all major league teams; he was the first pro athlete in any sport to be so honored.
#161 Bob Marley & Mick Jagger Limited-Edition “Music Legends” Masterpiece Collage
Bob Marley’s music was heavily influenced by the social issues of his Jamaican homeland. His best-known hits include “I Shot the Sheriff,”
“No Woman, No Cry,” “Could You Be Loved,” “Stir It Up,” “Get Up Stand Up,” “Jamming,” “Redemption Song,” “One Love,” and “Three Little
Birds.” The compilation album Legend (1984), released three years after his death, is reggae’s best-selling album, going ten times Platinum
and selling 25 million copies worldwide. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Marley as the 11th greatest artist of all-time. Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a founding member of The Rolling Stones. Jagger’s career has spanned over 50 years, and he has been described as “one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll.” His distinctive voice and performance, along with Keith Richards’ guitar style, have been the trademark of The Rolling Stones throughout the career of the band. In 1989, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Rolling Stones.
#162 77-78 New York Hand Signed Team Photograph
A plethora of aromas radiate from the glass—ripe black cherry, plum, dried herbs, white pepper, roasted coffee and earth. On first taste, juicy, well integrated flavors of oak and fruit. Cocoa powder notes highlight this wine, which is seamless in its structure from entry to finish.The 1977 New York Yankees season was the 75th season for the Yankees in New York and the 77th season overall for the franchise. It culminated in the 21st World Series championship in franchise history, and its first under the ownership of George Steinbrenner, as the Yankees defeated the Dodgers in a series that went 6 games. It was an award-winning season for the Yankees, who’s Sparky Lyle captured the Cy Young Award while Graig Nettles won a Gold Glove for his play at third base. In all, 5 Yankees were represented in the All-Star Game, including legendary catcher Thurman Munson. This photograph is signed by 11 Yankees from the roster, including Sparky Lyle, Graig Nettles, Roy White, Paul Blair, Mickey Rivers, Mike Torrez, Fred Stanley, George Zeber, Ed Figueroa, Mickey Klutts, and Dell Alston.
DONOR: Grandstand Sports
#163 Lou Holtz “Play Like A Champion Today” Autographed Helmet
Louis Leo “Lou” Holtz is a retired American football coach, and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary (1969–1971), North Carolina State University (1972–1975), the University of Arkansas (1977–1983), the University of Minnesota (1984–1985), the University of Notre Dame (1986–1996), and the University of South Carolina (1999–2004), compiling a career record of 249–132–7. Holtz’s 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. Holtz also coached the New York Jets of the NFL during the 1976 season.
DONOR: Grandstand Sports
#164 Taylor Swift Hand-Signed CD Collage
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed to the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Swift’s eponymous debut album in 2006 established her as a country music star. “Our Song,” her third single,made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number one song on the country chart. She received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
DONOR: Grandstand Sports
#165 James Bond Masterpiece
A tribute to the 50th anniversary of the 007 movie series; 23 films with 6 different actors as the legendary suave, sophisticated British Agent,and all those amazing Bond Girls.
DONOR: Grandstand Sports
#166 Michael Phelps Autographed 16” x 20” Photograph
Michael Fred Phelps II is the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (18, double the second highest record holders) and Olympic gold medals in individual events (11). In winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, Phelps took the record for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. Five of those victories were in individual events, tying the single Games record. In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four gold and two silver medals, making him the most successful athlete of the Games for the third Olympics in a row. Phelps’s international titles and recordbreaking performances have earned him the World Swimmer of the Year Award seven times and American Swimmer of the Year Award nine times as well as the FINA Swimmer of the Year Award in 2012. His unprecedented Olympic success in 2008 earned Phelps Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year” award.
#167 Magic Johnson Hand-Signed “Versus Michael Jordan” Photograph
Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan are two of the greatest basketball players of all time. Magic led the Los Angeles Lakers to the Finals an amazing nine times, winning five of them. Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to the Finals six times, winning all of them. Both were members of the 1992 USA Olympic “Dream Team” (the first year professional players from the NBA were allowed to compete). Sports Illustrated later stated that the Dream Team was “arguably the most dominant squad ever assembled in any sport.” Whichever player you feel was the “best,” there is no denying that this autographed photograph is a triumph to two greats.
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#168 Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin Limited-Edition “Drinking” Masterpiece
Frank Sinatra, a founding member of the famed “Rat Pack,” performed for presidents, toured internationally and socialized with starlets and mobsters. A recipient of 11 Grammy Awards, Sinatra will always be a true American musical legend with such hits as “Strangers In The Night,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “New York, New York,” “Night and Day,” “My Way,” and so many others. Dean Martin is one of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century. Martin was nicknamed the “King of Cool” for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness. He was a star in concert stage/nightclubs, recordings, motion pictures, and television. He was the host of the television variety program The Dean Martin Show (1965-1974), and subsequently The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1974- 1985). Martin’s relaxed, warbling crooning voice earned him dozens of hit singles, including his signature songs “Memories Are Made of This,” “That’s Amore,” “Everybody Loves Somebody,” “You’re Nobody till Somebody Loves You,” “Sway,” “Volare,” and “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?”
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#169 Abbott & Costello’s “Who’s On First” Limited-Edition Masterpiece Collage
2005 William “Bud” Abbott and Lou Costello (born Louis Francis Cristillo), were an American comedy duo whose work in vaudeville and on stage, radio, film and television made them the most popular comedy team during the 1940s and early 1950s. Their patter routine “Who’s on First?” is considered one of the greatest comedy routines of all time and set the framework for many of their best-known comedy bits. Abbott and Costello performed “Who’s on First?” numerous times in their careers, rarely performing it exactly the same way twice.
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#170 One Direction Limited-Edition Masterpiece Collage
One Direction are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, consisting of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson. They signed with Simon Cowell’s record label, Syco Records, after being formed and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition “The X Factor” in 2010. Propelled to international success by the power of social media, their two albums Up All Night and Take Me Home, released in 2011 and 2012 respectively, broke several records, topped the charts of most major markets, and generated hit singles, including “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Live While We’re Young.” They were proclaimed 2012’s “Top New Artist” by Billboard.
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#171 Bruce Springsteen & Jon Bon Jovi Limited-Edition “Jersey Boys” Masterpiece Collage
Bruce Springsteen, nicknamed “The Boss,” is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who records and tours with the E
Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock, poetic lyrics, Americana sentiments centered on his native New
Jersey and his lengthy and energetic stage performances, with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running up to an uninterrupted
250 minutes in length. Jon Bon Jovi, best known as the founder and lead singer of rock band Bon Jovi, has released two solo albums and eleven studio albums with his band, which to date have sold over 130 million albums worldwide making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Besides his music career, Jon Bon Jovi had starring roles in several movies include Moonlight and Valentino and U-571 and also made appearances on TV series including Sex and the City and Ally McBeal. As a songwriter, Jon Bon Jovi was inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2012, Jon Bon Jovi ranked number 50 on the list of Billboard magazine’s “Power 100,” a ranking of “The Most Powerful and Influential People In The Music Business.” In 1996, People magazine named him as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People In The World.” Enjoy this tribute to New Jersey’s “Jersey Boys.”
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#172 Jerry Garcia Limited-Edition “Grateful Dead” Original Vintage Photograph
Jerome John “Jerry” Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American musician who was best known for his lead guitar work,
singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead. One of its founders, Garcia performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire
thirty-year career (1965–1995). He was well known by many for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone’s “100
Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
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#173 Basketball’s 1992 Dream Team Limited-Edition Masterpiece Collage Featuring Jordan, Johnson & Bird
The 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team, nicknamed the “Dream Team,” was the first American Olympic team to feature
active NBA players. Described by American journalists as the greatest sports team ever assembled, it defeated its opponents by an average
of almost 44 points en route to the gold medal against Croatia at the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona. Chuck Daly served as coach,
assisted by Lenny Wilkens, P. J. Carlesimo, and Mike Krzyzewski
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#174 Ziata Magnum 2009 Oakville Cabernet Franc and Lunch for 2 at Solage
Perched high atop the Vaca mountain range in the eastern hills of Oakville, this organically and biodynamically farmed vineyard is planted in the red, iron-rich, volcanic soil which Oakville is famed for. Grapes grown in this environment display intense yet balanced flavor and richness, which are perfectly suited to their style of Cabernet Franc. Lovely, just-ripe red fruit, dark cherry, and cassis dominate the nose, with layers of plum and raspberry rounding out the fruit notes. These are complemented by a rich, nutty character mingling with aromas of leather and hints of oak. In the mouth, luscious, bright red fruit and supple tannins coat the palate and linger for a long and pleasing finish. Relax, unwind and enjoy lunch for 2 hosted by Karen Cakebread at Michelin-starred Solbar at Solage, the perfect compliment to Ziata wines.
Restrictions: Advance reservations required. To be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date and time. Subject to availability.
#175 Xiangdu Winery (China) “Les Champs d’Or” 2004, 2009, 2010 Cabernet Vertical
Many people have bottles of wine, but few have verticals from China! Be one of the first to own three 750ml bottles of Xiangdu Cabernet
Wines, one each from 2004, 2009 and 2010. Winemaker Dominique Roy, owner of the Pommard Winery in Burgundy and professor of the
CFPPA International Wine Academy, combines traditional French winemaking techniques with organic vineyards, thus making the most
authentic French-style wine in China. Xiangdu strictly abides by the requirements of organic, green production and is an internationally
recognized leader in China’s organic development.
#176 V. Sattui Winery 6-pack Medal Winners
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast. Sterling Vineyards Magnum of 2006 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet is a quintessential expression of the vintage. Their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon brings together the finest lots from 2006 into a decadent, sophisticated wine. It opens with redolent aromas of ripe plum, cassis and dates joined by undertones of cocoa, butterscotch and toasted oak. On the palate, bright fruit leads the entry, which develops silky, mouth coating flavors of briary forest fruit, clove and date as it glides across the tongue. Toasted oak rides the lengthy finish and is met by fleshy, round tannins. Perched 300 feet above the town of Calistoga, Sterling Vineyards offers panoramic views of Napa Valley. An aerial tram carries visitors up the hill to the winery, whose architecture was modeled after that of the Greek island of Mykonos, where Sterling founder Peter Newton once lived. The brilliant white stucco stands out dramatically against the rugged Mayacamas and Vaca mountain ranges that flank each side of Napa Valley. Mount Saint Helena makes a lovely distant backdrop. The winery’s towers house eight bells from London’s Church of St. Dunstans-in-the-East, originally founded in the 10th century. The rich tolling of these ancient bells sounds down through the valley on the quarter hour. Walkways, balconies, and motion-sensitive DVD screens allow guests to take a self-guided tour of Sterling Vineyards’ winemaking facilities. Beautiful outdoor terraces and elegant tasting rooms provide the perfect environment to enjoy exceptional wines while taking in the view. The extraordinary Mediterranean-style architecture, unique aerial tramway, stunning location, historic bells, and attention to visitors make Sterling Vineyards a top destination in Napa Valley.Named “Best Winery of the Year” for 2 years in a row, V. Sattui puts together a 6-pack of award-winning wines to thrill any collector. One 750ml each: 2010 Napa Valley Syrah, 2011 Crow Ridge Zinfandel, 2010 Black Sears (Howell Mt.) Zinfandel, 2012 Carsi Vineyard Semillon, 2011 Anderson Valley Riesling and 2011 Carsi Vineyard Grenache.
#177 Peju Province Magnum 2004 Autographed and Decorated Estate Bottled Reserve Rutherford Cabernet
This beautiful bottle of 2004 Peju Estates Reserve Cabernet has been personally hand-decorated and signed by owner/founder Herta Peju!
In 1982, Tony Peju bought 30 acres of vines in the famed Rutherford district of the Napa Valley. Since then, the Peju family has maintained a meticulous focus on the vineyard, which has grown to include a proactive approach to sustainability and environmental consciousness. That
long-standing commitment and respect for the grapes can be tasted with each sip of these balanced and elegant wines.
DONOR: Peju Province Winery & Vineyard
#178 Kollar Chocolate Tasting and Demonstration for 4
From classic European-style chocolates, to new world flavors, Naomi Pasztor and Chris Kollar have brought a taste of something new to
Yountville. Surrounded by wineries and world-renowned restaurants, Chris Kollar uses these influences to infuse and inspire his chocolate
confections. Enjoy a fresh look at all the possibilities of chocolate as Chris demonstrates the subtleties of cacao and his eye for industrial natural patterns and textures during the live chocolate demonstration for 4 friends.
Restrictions: On mutually agreed upon date. Advance reservations required.
#179 Antica case of Exclusive “Soprattutto” Wines—Syrah, Malbec, Pinot Noir and Sangiovese
A mixed case of exclusive Antica “Soprattutto” wines. Soprattutto, Italian for “above all” best describes these small, collectable lots of Antica Napa Valley wines, which are a testament to the discipline and care of the Antinori family. Enjoy three 750ml bottles each of Antica Syrah, Antica Malbec, Antica Pinot Noir and Antica Sangiovese-a superlative collection!
DONOR: Antica Napa Valley
#180 Panevino Wine Lover’s Gift Basket With a Selection of Food For Wine
Panevino Wine Lover’s gift basket includes a selection of foods designed to complement wines. Enjoy No. 6 Grissini-Sea Salt, Fiscaline
Cheddar and Oil-Cured Olive with authentic Sub Rossa Salumis: Sopressata, Finocchiona, Saucisson Provencal and Spanish Chorizo.
#181 Elizabeth Spencer 6L 2007 Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon
Opaque magenta in the glass, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino offers enticing aromas of ripe black plum, blackberry, cassis
and hints of dusty chaparral and earthy tobacco. With a plush texture and overflowing with delicious flavors of black fruits such as dark
plum and black cherry, this flavorful, well-balanced wine has subtle notes of tobacco, cigar box, pepper and black tea. The firm tannin profile has a harmonious integration of oak and rich fruit. The palate is bright and lively with delicious fruit flavors throughout the long, persistent finish masterfully created by winemaker Spencer Graham.
DONOR: Elizabeth Spencer Wines
#182 Todd Taylor Tour and tasting for 12, St eel Wine Rack, 2 Bottles 2011 Reserve “Blue House” Primitivo
Twelve friends can enjoy a private tour and wine and cheese pairing with the winemaker, Todd Taylor, at Taylor’s tasting room in the historic Sugar Mill building. A rarity in the wine trade, Todd Taylor wines are not distributed, sold in stores or in restaurants. Only available at the tasting room or to wine club members, Todd Taylor offers two bottles of his 2011 Reserve “Blue House” Primitivo. Todd Taylor makes the kind of wine he likes to drink, which is to say substantial, fruit-driven, single-vineyard, unblended varietals with an under-pinning of generous oak. Once home, store your special wine in this sculptural steel wine rack.
Restrictions: Requires 2 weeks advance reservations. To be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time. Guests must be 21 or older. Expires August 30, 2014.
DONOR: Todd Taylor Wines
#183 Ladera Magnum 2008 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon plus Estate Tour and Tasting for 4
Enjoy this beautiful magnum of Ladera Vineyards Howell Mountain 2008 Cabernet, voted by Wine & Spirits as “The Best Cabernet
Sauvignon of the Year.” Then you and 3 guests can savor a private tour and tasting at the historic 1886 restored and renovated stone winery
and underground barrel caves.
Restrictions: Requires advance notification. Available on a mutually agreed upon date and time. Expires August 30, 2014.
DONOR: Ladera Vineyards
#184 Scribner Bend Vineyards Tasting for 20!
Twenty people will make their own party at the Scribner Bend Vineyards “Barrel Room Tasting,” located on the beautiful Sacramento
River. Enjoy award-winning wines, an authentic Italian dining room, historic barn (featured in Sunset Magazine) and over 6000 square
feet of outdoor lawn and gardens. Become a “Bender” and relax with a day on the Delta at this stunning winery. The tasting room offers
complimentary tasting of all their award-winning wines Friday–Sunday, 11am-4:30pm. Join them for a day on the Delta amongst the
acres of wine grapes and the gorgeous landscaped gardens, courtyard and water fountains.
Restrictions: Available Friday-Sunday. Advance reservations required. Expires August 30, 2014.
DONOR: Scribner Bend Vineyards
#185 Sterling Vineyards Aerial Tram Ride Tour & Taste for 4
Sterling Vineyards offers you and your guests an aerial tram ride 300 feet to the hiilltop winery where you can stroll through the winery
while leisurely sipping wine. Take in the spectacular valley views, informative winery displays and award-winning wines, including many only
available at the winery. The Sterling “Silver” tasting experience includes a private tasting room and special access to the upper level of the winery where you can view exhibits from the Sterling Art Collection including Picasso, Chagall, Frasconi, and the Ansel Adams photographic essay “The Story of a Winery.”
Restrictions: Expires November 3, 2013.
DONOR: Sterling Vineyards
#186 Turnbull Wine Cellars 3 x 750ml 2010 Oakville Cabernet, 3 x 750ml 2011 Viognier, VIP Tour & Taste for
Turnbull proudly introduces their new Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon from their Oakville vineyard. Described as, “Grace and beauty. Impeccable
and delicious. Dramatic and just about perfect.” The tannins are silky, rich and smooth, detailing the amazing singularity of the terrior of
Oakville. The 2011 Viognier is harvested using labor-intensive successive picking passes to provide perfect sun-touched clusters with fantastic tropical fruit intensity. These delicate and deep fruit flavors are preserved by cool morning picking and gentle pressing. The result is an ideal mix of fruit, floral notes, and acidity. Honeysuckle, white blossom and brown spice aromas are followed by Meyer lemon peel, apricot and subtle vanilla notes. Four guests will enjoy a VIP tour and tasting in the lovely Reserve Room Gallery, with its beautiful barrels, antique bar, cathedral ceiling with exposed wood beams and view the latest fine art photography exhibit. Turnbull Wine Cellars has one of the largest permanent photography exhibition spaces on the West Coast. Each show features 60 to 90 original, privately-owned works by Master Photographers.
Restrictions:VIP Tour requires 2 weeks advance notice for a mutually agreeable date and time. Expires August 30, 2014.
DONOR: Turnbull Wine Cellars
#187 Poster of Jimmy V & NC Wolfpack Team Championship 30-30 “Survive and Advance” Signed by Dereck Whittenburg
In 1983, the late Jim Valvano led the North Carolina State Wolfpack through a series of nine overtime and 1-point games. But one game and
one play will be remembered forever: when Lorenzo Charles’ dunked teammate Dereck Whittenburg’s final shot to break the tied game and
win the title for Jimmy V. Against seemingly unbeatable odds, Jim Valvano led the North Carolina State Wolfpack on the most improbable
and seemingly impossible run the sport of basketball has ever seen. Playing in the NCAA Championship against the Phi Slama Jama team
from Houston that was not just supposed to be unbeatable, but was also supposed to be one of the most physically gifted college basketball
teams to ever play the game, the NC Wolfpack beat the odds by following Jimmy’s rallying cry, “Survive and Advance!”
#188 St. Barthélemy Cellars selection of 7 Varieties of Port
St. Barthélemy Cellars is a small, family owned and operated winery in Napa Valley crafting exquisite varietal port wines unique in style and flavor. St. Barthélemy ports showcase the wonderful fruit flavors of the major grape varieties grown in California. Producing varietal ports with lower residual sugar levels is more difficult, but allows the grape’s natural and unique varietal characteristics to shine. Traditional ports usually have a residual sugar of 12-14%, whereas St. Barthélemy ports are 5-8 % residual sugar. Enjoy a portfolio of seven premium varietal ports: Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Zinfandel. All of these ports enhance a wide range of food pairings or can be savored on their own. Rich and full-bodied, the complexity of these ports allows you to enjoy them now or age them in your cellar for another five years or more.
DONOR: St. Barthélemy Cellars
#189 Napa Valley Performing Arts Center offers $200.00 Towards Any Performances at Lincoln Theater
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary performing arts center showcasing a variety
of performing arts and a full gamut of first-class local, national and international entertainment, including our own Symphony Napa Valley.
This certificate gives you carte-blanche to enjoy the performances of your choice at a historical and state-of-the-art facility.ham.
DONOR: Napa Valley Performing Arts Center
#190 Siduri & Novy Family Wines 2010 Novy Page Nord Syrah Magnum & 2011 Siduri Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir Magnum
Siduri is named for the Babylonian Goddess of wine, who, in Babylonian mythology, held the wine of eternal life. Siduri is unique in the
breadth and depth of their single varietal focus, crafting over 25 different Pinot Noir wines each year, the largest Pinot Noir focus of any
California winery. All of their Pinot Noir is produced unfiltered and unrefined in an effort to maximize the expression of the very diverse
sites from which they source their fruit. Novy Family Wines specializes in producing single vineyard Syrah from Napa, Sonoma and Santa
Lucia Highlands, and small bottlings of other varietals, including Zinfandel, Grenache, Viognier, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. The Page-
Nord Vineyard is at the southern end of the Napa Valley between Yountville and the city of Napa. This location, at the cooler end of a
warmer valley, allows for a long hang-time and deep complexity within the wine.
DONOR: Siduri & Novy Family Wines
#191 CADE Estate Winery Exclusive Tour & VIP Ta sting for 4
Four people will enjoy an exclusive VIP Tour and Tasting paired with small bites at the stunning CADE Estate Winery. Sitting high above
the fog line on the dramatic slopes of Howell Mountain, CADE Estate boasts one of the BEST vistas of the valley below. The estate’s artistic, contemporary design, with its inviting rooms and wide open terrace, encourages guests to discover the ever-changing interplay
among natural and architectural spaces and suggests the complexity of their wines. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at what makes this
one of the Cru properties of Napa Valley.
Restrictions:Tour on mutually agreed upon date, advance reservation required. Expires August 30, 2014.
DONOR: CADE Estate Winery
#192 Skipstone Ranch Exclusive Estate Tour & Lunch for 6
Six guests will enjoy visiting Skipstone Ranch, a private, organic winegrowing estate located in the hills above Alexander Valley and the latest project of renowned Winemaker Philippe Melka. Your VIP experience will include a vineyard tour followed by lunch under the oaks. Lunch will feature a rare tasting of Estate wines, Makena’s Viognier and Oliver’s Blend, and produce from the estate culinary organic gardens.
Restrictions:Based upon availability, Monday-Saturday. Requires at least 2 week’s advance notice. Expires August 30, 2014.
#193 Eagle Eye Winery and Olive Ranch Tour with Wine and Cheese Pairing for 8
Enjoy a VIP walking tour for 8 people at the Eagle Eye Vineyard and Olive Ranch. This educational tour, led by owners Bill and Roxanne
Wolf, will be sure to expand your knowledge of growing grapes and olives in the beautiful Napa Valley. Follow your tour with a tasting of
Eagle Eye wines plus some very special barrel samples of AlphaWOLF Gold Medal Estate Olive Oil paired with the perfect selection of artisan
cheese, salami and bread in a lovely garden setting overlooking the vineyard. Finish your tour with an original art and jewelry tour collected by the owners.
Restrictions: Must be scheduled with advance notice on a mutually agreed upon date. Expires August, 2014.
#194 ENotre Vin 3L Etched 2009 Aliénor Grand Vin
May-Britt & Denis Malbec, formerly of Château Latour and a sought-after consulting team, have created the wines of Notre Vin to honor their
favorite California terroirs. This 2009 Aliénor Grand Vin, a Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend, is a perfect example of detecting the best of what a specific terroir can give.
#195 Parallel Napa Valley Magnum of 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon & Wine-Pairing Lunch for 4
The Parallel Napa Valley label captures the essence of the lines carved by skis on the first run of the day, a symbol of friendship and life in
Park City, reflected in their wine. Come, join Parallel Napa Valley as we treasure our common, parallel experience and look ahead to more
fond memories. Four friends will enjoy a wine-pairing lunch and take home a Magnum of 2009 Parallel Cabernet.
Restrictions: Subject to availability and a mutually agreed upon date. Requires 2 week’s advance notice.
DONOR: Parallel Napa Valley
#196 Rudy Ruettiger Hand-Signed “Play Like a Champion Today” Masterpiece Collage
Back in 1986, Lou Holtz had a sign crafted that read, “Play Like a Champion Today”. The sign, bright gold with dark blue lettering, was
positioned above a stairway outside the Notre Dame locker room. Soon a tradition emerged as players tapped the “Play Like a Champion
Today” sign for luck on the way to the field. Anyone who loves sports, anyone who loves movies, and anyone who loves an underdog
knows the story of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger. An undersized kid with oversized dreams, Rudy repeatedly was told he was too small to
play football. At Notre Dame, Ruettiger was part of the scout team and finally, on the last play of the final game of Ruettiger’s senior
year, coach Dan Devine put Ruettiger in for a play. Ruettiger made the most of it, recording a tackle and sending his family and friends
into a frenzy and prompting his teammates to carry him off amidst cheers from the Fighting Irish faithful.
#197 Derek Jeter Hand-Signed Rookie Trading Card Masterpiece
Derek Jeter, the passionate starting shortstop of the New York Yankees, is a long standing veteran of the popular Bronx team. Since
joining the MLB in 1995, he has won multiple awards including: Rookie of the Year, 3 Gold Gloves, the Silver Slugger Award, and a
World Series MVP. His loyalty and dedication to the team have been the perfect complement to his unbelievable talent on the field.
This piece features a hand-signed rookie card from the start of Derek Jeter’s historic career. A surefire piece of memorabilia to
increase in value as he is a lock for baseball’s Hall of Fame.
#198 Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Limited Edition “FDNY & NYPD” Masterpiece
2012 celebrates the 101st anniversary of the NYPD/FDNY charity game. This legendary photograph depicts baseball legends Babe Ruth
and Lou Gehrig attending one of the historic games in the late 1920s. This particular year, Ruth was the honorary captain of the FDNY
team, while Lou Gehrig headed the NYPD squad.