Wine Auction List From the 2011 Event
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1. ELEANOR BLAIR PAINTING PAIRED WITH TASTY SHIRAZ
Acclaimed painter Eleanor Blair has created another masterpiece with this framed work featuring palm trees. It is paired with the 2006 Two Hands – Shiraz Heathcote "Max's Garden".
2006 Two Hands - Shiraz Heathcote "Max's Garden" Opaque purple-colored, it has an enticing nose of violets, mulberry, plum, and blackberry. This is followed by a racy, slightly tart Shiraz in which notes of vanilla and other spices make an appearance. A wine of finesse, this strikes an enticing balance between crisp tannins and the supple, generous texture underneath, sporting gorgeous blueberry, blackberry and plum fruit that picks up hints of red pepper and garrigue as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2016. Only 360 cases imported.
Gift of Eleanor Blair & Scott Hampton Estimated Value: $250 – 300
2. EMILIANO'S CAFÉ FIVE-COURSE DINNER FOR FOUR PAIRED WITH WINE
Twenty-five years ago, Emiliano's Cafe spearheaded Downtown Gainesville's Renaissance, ushering in a new era of patio cafes and gastronomic exploration in what was to become today Gainesville's beautiful dynamic entertainment district. Emiliano's Cafe has a commitment to bringing a dazzling gastronomic experience to your evening with the enticing world of Latin flavors.
Gift of Emiliano's Cafe Estimated Value: $350
3. A LARGE PARTY BOTTLE
2008 3-liter Bogle Petite Syrah - Ripe summer blackberries and plums overwhelm both the nose and palate. Its trademark inky, jammy qualities are a barrage of black fruit and spice, adding layer upon layer of complexity. Notes of supple leather and toasty oak envelop the flavors through the finish, giving way to wisps of caramel and vanilla. The firm tannins make this a wine that can develop for years to come, but you won't want to wait that long to enjoy it!
Gift of Fred & Ileana Koerner Estimated Value: $110 – 125
4. 29th ANNIVERSARY WUFT-FM FRAMED POSTER BY MARGARET ROSS TOLBERT
Margaret Ross Tolbert has once again offered one of her works for the annual anniversary poster. Thornebrooke Gallery has added to the presentation by framing this beautiful four-color reproduction of Silent Springs.
Gift of Margaret Ross Tolbert Estimated Value: $175 – 200
5. TWO FONSECA PORTS
2003 Fonseca Vintage Port - Fonseca vintage ports are marked by a style of great fruit richness, voluptuousness and firm tannic backbone. Their initial flavors of opulently concentrated black fruit and jammy spice evolve to reveal complex, silky impressions of dried currants, rose petal and dark chocolate, ending in a long, seductive finish. Wine Spectator - 96 pts Fonseca Porto Siroco - A full, dry white port with a superb balance of ripe fruit extract, delicate acidity and elegant notes of wood aging; finishing with an attractive, refreshing crispness.
Gift of Maria Ohran Estimated Value: $140 – 175
6. A SPECIAL RUBICON OFFERING
2003 Rubicon Estate "Rubicon" Napa - Dark, smooth, rich and complex, with a silky texture leading to a core of ripe plum, black cherry, smoky oak and wild berry flavors, finishing with a long, intricate aftertaste. This is a wine that grows on you. Delicious now and will last and improve for many years.
Gift of Arthur & Ann Mauceri Estimated Value: $145 – 175
7. A MUST HERMITAGE WINE
1990 Hermitage La Chapelle, Jean Louis Chave – 1990 is the Hermitage appellation's greatest vintage since 1978, and maybe since 1961. Robert Parker has tasted Chave's Hermitage since the great 1978 vintage, and the black-colored 1990 is unquestionably the most massive and concentrated wine yet produced. "In the mouth, the wine is massive, with an animal-like, peppery, powerful Syrah character brilliantly displayed in a multidimensional, multilayered fashion." Robert Parker - 98 pts. "Such rich fruit, jammed with plum, herb, licorice, meat, spice and tar flavors.. Wild and distinctive, it's a beautiful representation of the northern Rhône at its best." Wine Spectator - 96 pts. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2040.
Gift of Byron Croker Estimated Value: $450 - 600
8. BORDEAUX FROM A FABULOUS YEAR
1.5 Liter 2006 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape – "Beaucastel's 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is performing even better from bottle than it did last year. Its dense plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet perfume of black truffles, camphor, earth, incense, new saddle leather, and loads of peppery, blackberry, and herb-infused, meaty, black cherry fruit. Deep, full-bodied, and dense, with sweet tannin, this explosively rich Chateauneuf is a stronger effort than the 2005, 2004, or 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028." The Wine Advocate - 95 pts.
Gift of Gary Miller & Becky Benton Estimated Value: $150 - 175
9. THIRD WIFE WINES
One case: 4 Bottles each of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Chardonnay: displays classic varietal notes of pear and lemon on the nose, carrying though on the palate with a crisp, silky finish. Sauvignon Blanc: This wine displays crisp Sauvignon Blanc characteristics of gooseberry and lemon grass on the nose, which carry through to the palate along with pear, kiwi and zesty lime flavors that accent the wine through a crisp finish. Cabernet Sauvignon: Full-bodied and complex, displaying classic Cabernet structure and finesse. A memorable pairing with roasted and grilled meats such as leg of lamb, prime rib, or porterhouse steak.
Gift of GOS Wines Estimated Value: $125 – 150
10. JOHN MORAN SCALLOP FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH AND A MONTES PURPLE ANGEL Renowned Gainesville and Florida photographer John Moran has captured the natural beauty of the Gulf Coast Scallop. Paired with 2007 Montes Purple Angel from Chile. "The 2007 Purple Angel is a blend of Carmenere and Petit Verdot that might be the only competition for Terrunyo's Carmin de Peumo for top Carmenere-based wine in Chile. Purple/black in color, it displays a splendid nose of exotic spices, herbs, lavender, incense, blueberry, and blackberry. Robert Parker – 94 pts.
Photo Gift from John Moran; Wine Gift from Alyson & Charley Widmer Estimated Value: $250 – 300
11. AN EXTRAORDINARY RIOJA
2004 Finca Allende Calvario Rioja - The 2004 Calvario is round, ripe, and complex. This lush, pleasure-bent wine will benefit from several more years of bottle age and will offer prime drinking from 2014 to 2029. Allende's Calvario cuvee is typically 90% old-vine Tempranillo and the balance Garnacha and Graciano sourced from the vineyard of the same name planted in 1945. The wine is aged in new French oak for 16 months and bottled without filtration. Robert Parker - 94 pts.
Gift of Kimberly Brown Estimated Value: $120 – 150
12. FABULOUS STORYBOOK ZINFANDELS
Storybook 2005 Zinfandel Estate Reserve - "The dark, glass-coating pomegranate color shows off its power, the vibrant edge mirrors the glint of the wine's mineral tannins. Top vintages of Jerry Seps's Zinfandels can age for 20 years or more, and this one has the inner strength to go the distance." Wine & Spirits - 95 pts.
Storybook Zinfandel Eastern Exposures Vineyard 2003 - Richly aromatic and very balanced on the palate, this is a Zin to please Cabernet lovers and hardened Zinaphiles alike.
Storybook Antaeus 2004: "59% Zinfandel; 21% Cabernet Sauvignon; 15% Merlot; 5% Petit Verdot. Although there are touches of chocolate to the deep, well-defined and gracefully oaked aromas of this successful proprietary blend, there is nothing extreme about the wine's ripeness at any point. Its juicy, deeply drawn, blackberry flavors are decked out with sweet oak and spice, and its ample fruit carries into a long, tannin-firmed finish." Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine - 92 pts.
Storybook Antaeus 2006 - Given its unconventional varietal mix, one should not be surprised that this bottling travels to the beat of its own drum. There is a fine sense of Zinfandel at its heart, with complex notes of currants, briar, sweet oak and peppery spice that are well-mated to its first-rate fruit. Big-bodied and impressively balanced, it sports a fair bit of carefully placed tannin, and it is guaranteed to get better for years to come. Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine – 93 pts.
Gift of Linda & Roger Hendricks Estimated Value: $175 - 210
13. TWO PINE RIDGE CABERNET SAUVIGNONS
1997 Pine Ridge Stag's Leap Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - "The dense ruby/purple-colored 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Stag's Leap offers red and black currants intertwined with gravelly, vanilla notes. Elegant, sweet cassis, licorice, and earthy flavors are present in this nicely-concentrated, medium-bodied, pure, graceful Cabernet." Robert Parker – 89 pts. 2003 Pine Ridge Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon - "It's all there, though, from the ripe blackberry, cassis, cherry marmalade and cappuccino flavors and sweet, vanilla-infused new oak to the firm, sweet young tannins. Very fine, high-class wine. Should blossom by 2009, then evolve for many years." - Wine Enthusiast - 92 pts. Gift of Linda Hallidy & Krisdten Mauceri Estimated Value: $150-165
14. BORDEAUX AT ITS BEST
1990 Chateau Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande - Great delicacy and silkiness. An elegant, structured wine with a wonderful richness of tannins ensuring an excellent future. "Medium-ruby color, with ripe plum, cigar tobacco and smoke aromas. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish." Wine Spectator – 94 pts
Gift of Mike & Jacqui Resnick Estimated Value: $250-400
15. KRUG GRAND CUVEE BRUT CHAMPAGNE
"A powerful, well-toned Champagne, featuring coconut, toast, grapefruit and coffee aromas and flavors. There are plenty of bass notes, punctuated by crisp acidity, and it all comes together on the fine texture with an aftertaste of roasted hazelnut and coffee. Drink now through 2014." Wine Spectator - 95 pts
Gift of Linda & Roger Hendricks Estimated Value: $145 - 175
16. TWO VON STRASSER CABS WITH A KEVEN ZRALY BOOK
"A good, rich and complex Bordeaux blend, with ripe fruit and plenty of smoky new oak, but also very tannic. The flavors are classic Napa, of blackberries, black currants, sour black cherries, tobacco and cedar. Should develop through 2012." Wine Enthusiast – 91 pts. 2003 Bright ruby-red. Deep aromas of black raspberry, minerals, flowers, cola and spicy oak. Concentrated, bright and sweet, with lovely spicy lift to the flavors of crystallized dark berries and chocolate. Offers impressive balance and enticing sweetness. Finishes broad, ripe, lush and long, with plenty of fine-grained tannins. An excellent example of Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.
Gift of Rob & Melissa Ostrow Estimated Value: $125-150
17. STEVE HOWELL POTTERY MAJOLICA WARE COLLECTION
4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, small serving bowl and large serving bowl Acclaimed potter Steve Howell has an impressive collection of his original Majolica ware pieces. A must have for your next dinner party.
Gift of Steve Howell Estimated Value: $400- 500
18. FOUR SPANISH WINS FROM THE FAMED 2004 VINTAGE
Vina Pomal - Ruby with slight russet hues from aging. Nose: Clean, intense aromas. Dominant notes of red fruit intermingled with notes from aging: tobacco, truffle and vanilla. Mouthfeel: Good concentration with a long finish. With body and good acidity, characteristic of Tempranillos from the Rioja Alta region. Montecastro Rubero del Duero The fabulous 2004 raises the bar even higher than the 2003. The perfume is even more expressive, the palate broader, richer, and more concentrated, and the finish goes on for over one minute. It should be cellared for 4–6 years and should drink well through 2032. Robert Parker – 94 pts Torres Mas La Plana Black Label - Miguel Torres is one of Spain's most influential winemakers and his efforts in Penedès illustrate the depths of his talents. Torres Mas La Plana is one of the best-known single-estate wines in Spain. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, Mas La Plana's claims to fame began when it was chosen over a group of prestigious European wines for the top prize in the 1979 Paris Wine Olympiad. Murat Vino de la Tierra Ribera del Jiloca - Medium red. Expressive, fresh scents of raspberry, wild strawberry and red currant. Juicy and sweet, the red berry flavors showing excellent purity and freshness; acids are brisk but not sharp, bringing good lift. Finishes juicy and long, with a light touch of tasty strawberry and raspberry flavors.
Gift of Nicolas & Brooke Armfeld Estimated Value: $130 - 150
19. TRIO OF ZINFANDELS
1980 Cordtz Brothers Cellars - David Cordtz's experience includes 17 years as an international award-winning commercial winemaker and nationally acclaimed hard cider maker. During his tenure as a winemaker, he won over 150 gold medals nationally as well as a gold medal from the prestigious de l' Office International De La Vigne Et Du Vin of France in 1984 for his 1980 Cordtz Brothers Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon. This competition is considered the "Olympics of Wine". Two more fine California Zins cellared in a well-controlled environment: 1986 Mazzoca 1987 Lytton Springs Zinfandels
Gift of Cal King Estimated Value: $ 130-180
20. STERLING VINYEARDS CABS FOR YOUR COLLECTION
2001 Sterling Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Deep ruby in color, with concentrated jammy fruit aromas of blackberry and cassis. The wine has a big, rich, soft, albeit slightly chalky mouthfeel, with medium full body and a long vanilla flavored finish. 1997 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon – California's Napa Valley has been a source of world-class Cabernet Sauvignon for well over a century. The warm climate and varied terrain allows for many styles of wine. One thread that runs through almost all the Cabernet based wines from Napa is their lush, ripe full-bodied feel and rich flavors of currant and berry. Excellent vintage. Not available at retail.
Gift of Gigi & Paul Lipori Estimated Value: $120-170
21. TRIO OF RAVENSWOOD SINGLE VINEYARD ZINFANDELS
2002 Barrica Vineyard Dry-farmed and low-yielding vines produce intensely flavorful grapes. Unique plum spice supported by fine, ripe tannins. 2004 Belloni Vineyard 75% Zinfandel with a 25% field blend of Petite Sirah, Alicante and Carignane. The 2004 is distinguished by its intense black fruit flavors—a characteristic achieved by the co-fermentation of Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Syrah and Alicante Bouchet grapes. Layers of boysenberry, plum, currant, allspice, and vanilla flavors are wonderfully integrated with smooth, lingering tannins. A vibrant wine with terrific life and sweetness in the mouth. Only 740 cases produced. 2006 Old Hill Ranch A longtime favorite among hard-core Ravenswood fans, the Old Hill vineyard was planted in the 1880`s in the Valley of the Moon, just north of the town of Sonoma. This vineyard is like your most comfortable pair of old shoes - unparalleled. It is wonderfully consistent, from year to year, in its ability to please even the most discriminating palate.
Gift of Al & Debbie Amirin Estimated Value: $140-160
22. TRIO OF 2007 TRINCHERO WINES
2007 Chicken Ranch Vineyard Merlot "Dry and tannic, a Merlot that's the opposite of softly luxurious. But it's extremely elegant with its cherry, red currant and bitter cherryskin flavors, and shows true complexity throughout. Just cries out for a fine steak, in a brown butter, soft cheese and garlic sauce." Wine Enthusiast - 91 pts. 2007 Trinchero Meritage Firm, ripe, intense and concentrated, full-bodied and structured, with a complex mix of dark berry fruit, red and black licorice, cedar and spice, ending with a pleasant loamy earthiness. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2017. Only 1,770 cases made. Wine Spectator 91 pts. 2007 Chicken Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon The dark chocolate and cherry flavors coupled with moderate acidity and subtle tannins of our Main Street Cabernet Sauvignon create a perfect food and wine marriage.
Gift Janet Christie & Suzanne Questrell Estimated Value: $135 - 150
23. DUO OF ARROWOODS
1996 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon This is a beautiful deep purple and ruby colored wine with incredible depth and flavor. While the nose is complex, with blackberry and plum fruit, spice and notes of cedar in the background; on the palate, the wine spills over with rich blackberry and cherry fruit flavors and cassis. 1999 Arrowood Merlot The rich palate is of intense black cherries and plums, with a slight spice and toasty oak finish.
Gift of Rees & Sharon Crosby Estimated Value: $120 – 140
24. TWO 1996 DOMUS AUREA
Two bottles of the 1996 Clos Quebrada de Macul Vineyard, Maipo, Chile - With the characteristic aroma of the Macul zone combined with hints of black currant, menthol, chocolate, pepper and licorice, each of these wines has something very special to offer. Domus Aurea, by Viña Quebrada de Macul, is 96 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 4 percent Merlot and Petit Verdot, from 30-year-old vines. The fruit is grown on a 35-acre parcel in the Andes foothills bordering the Maipo Valley, east of Santiago.
Gift of Karl Volrath Estimated Value: $160 – 200
25. 2redWinery WINE AND ART
Arising from our love of red wine and the foods that accompany them, 2redWinery is committed to two of the reddest of red wines, the Syrah-based blends of the Rhone and our favorite, Zinfandel. Our winemaking philosophy favors the maximum expression of varietal intensity, power and balance, to produce the wines we love to drink with the food we love to eat. 2007 Zinpiphany (Zinfandel) 2007 Chateauneuf du Bob's Castle (Syrah) 2008 Zinpiphany 2008 Syrah Two matted prints: Half Dome Reflecting in Mirror Lake, 20"x30"; Mono Lake-Cloudy Sunrise, 24"x30"
Gift of Bob Hollander and 2redWinery Estimated Value: $250
26. A MUST HAVE FOR ANY GATOR FAN
Signed Coach Will Muschamp Football Signed Coach Billy Donovan Basketball Signed Coach Kevin O'Sullivan Baseball Signed Coach Tim Walton Softball Signed Coach Mary Wise Volleyball Gift of University Athletic Association Estimated Value: Priceless 27. 1.5 LITER LOUIS M. MARTINI MONTE ROSSO CABERNET SAUVIGNON Nestled in the majestic Mayacamas Mountain range nearly 1000 feet above the Sonoma Valley is this vineyard that has produced award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon.
Gift of Premier Beverages Estimated Value: $250 - 300
28. FOR YOUR CHAMPAGNE COLLECTION
Roederer Brut Premiere – 1.5 Liter - Golden swirls and delicate bubbles. On the nose, aromas of fresh fruit and scents of hawthorn. Supple and complex on the palate, flavors of white-fleshed fruits (pears and apples) and soft fruits (blackberries, raspberries and cherries) mingle with notes of toast and almonds. A harmonious and accomplished wine for pleasurable occasions. The NV Brut Premier is a soft, creamy wine that captures the essence of the house style in its refined, precise aromas and flavors and compelling overall balance. It shows gorgeous inner perfume in an approachable style best enjoyed on the young side. Year after year, this is one of Champagne's most reliably outstanding entry-level wines. The Wine Advocate - 90 pts.
Gift of Transatlantic Estimated Value: $60 – 75
29. ANOTHER SPECIAL HERMITAGE WINES
1990 Hermitage La Chapelle, Jaboulet – "The 1990 La Chapelle is sexy and opulent. The modern day equivalent of the 1961, it deserves all the attention it has garnered. The color remains an opaque purple, with only a slight pink at the edge. Spectacular aromatics offer up aromas of incense, smoke, blackberry fruit, cassis, barbecue spice, coffee, and a touch of chocolate. As it sits in the glass, additional nuances of pepper and grilled steak emerge. There is extraordinary freshness for such a mammoth wine in addition to abundant tannin, an amazing 60-second finish, and a level of glycerin and thick, fleshy texture that have to be tasted to be believed. The 1990 La Chapelle is lovely to drink; it should age for 35-40+ years." Robert Parker - 100 pts
Gift of Byron Croker Estimated Value: $500
30. $200 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO MANUEL'S VINTAGE ROOM
Manuel's Vintage Room is the vision of restaurateur Manuel Chavez, renowned for his outstanding food and wine. The food of Manuel's Vintage Room is a graceful expression of the cuisines that Manuel has grown to love in his world travels. A largely Italian inspiration comes through in dishes such as Lobster Ravioli and Veal Milanese, while hints of exotic locales glimmer in Dante's Chicken. With the touch of a true master, Chef Marco has crafted a menu of remarkable dishes that charm the eye and seduce the palate. With thousands of bottles in his personal cellars, his expertise provides his Vintage Room with an unmatched array of exquisite selections.
Gift of Manuel's Vintage Room Value: $200