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Charcuterie and Cheese Platter for the Table
estimated value: $200
One charcuterie and cheese platter to feed ten hungry people!
Donated by Calvert Woodley Fine Wine & Spirits
2 - bottles Pol Roger Brut Champagne Extra Cuvee de Reserve NV 51 estimated value: $80 “The wine shows attractive floral aromas and focused fruit, with excellent poise and balance. The Brut Extra Cuvee de Reserve is equal parts Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.” -The Wine Advocate 198 Margherita Pizza 52 estimated value: $20 Delivered fresh and directly to your table. Fourteen inches of fresh mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil with olive oil and light tomato sauce.
53 2 - bottles Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé NV estimated value: $160 Italian Pizza 54 estimated value: $20 Delivered fresh and directly to your table. Fourteen inches of pepperoni, Italian sausage, proscuitto, pancetta, red onions and mozzarella cheese with tomato sauce.
3 - bottles Iron Horse Vineyards Late Disgorged LD Brut 2004 55 estimated value: $180 Donated by Iron Horse Vineyards 199 Sliders!
estimated value: $45 56 Little burgers are good– grab fifteen of them for your table!
57 Beer – Ice Cold Beer!
estimated value: $20 Charcuterie and Cheese Platter for the Table estimated value: $200 58 One charcuterie and cheese platter to feed 10 hungry people!
Donated by Calvert Woodley Fine Wine & Spirits 200 59 2 - bottles Pol Roger Brut Champagne Extra Cuvee de Reserve NV estimated value: $80 60 2 - bottles Château Malartic-Lagravière blanc 2012 estimated value: $130 201 Silent auction 1 - Magnum Failla Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 100 estimated value: $200 This is a fascinating set of wines from Failla and Ehren Jordan. With this many selections of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah, what comes across is an excellent representation of the year. After 5 years of creating cult-worthy Zinfandel fo
204 Tasting, Tour, and Overnight Stay at Early Mountain Vineyards estimated value: $550 106 Early Mountain Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia welcomes you for an afternoon of wine tasting, a tour of the vineyard, and a night’s stay at their beautiful guest cottage! Located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Early Mountain Vineyards sits on land with a deep and rich history, including a visit from George Washington after the Revolutionary War. It is with great pride that they showcase and share some of the finest wines that Virginia has to offer. In addition to serving our own estate-grown wines, our tasting room features a selection of some of the most celebrated and best-loved Virginia wines from award-winning wineries, including: Barboursville, Breaux, Chatham, King Family, Linden, and Thibaut-Janisson.
1 - Magnum Donelan Obsidian Vineyard Syrah 2013 107 estimated value: $300 96-100 points from Robert Parker! From the winery’s website, “Obsidian Vineyard has always yielded a magnificent wine, but 2013 raises the bar for sheer irresistibility. What is compelling about this wine isn’t its abundance of fruit, but the unique balance of aromas: peat moss, leather, anise and mocha. This wine’s palate is where richness and fullness meet minerality and structure, creating an exciting wine, enjoyable even in its youth and for many years to come. If this exceptional wine wasn’t exciting enough, as they were finalizing the 2013 blend, the Donelan family purchased Obsidian Vineyard. They are thrilled to now call this special site “home” and to toast to their very first estate vineyard.”
206 1 - Magnum Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1984 111 estimated value: $500 “Shafer’s Hillside Estate Vineyard consists of 54 acres all on steep, amphitheaterlike, rocky outcroppings and knolls. It receives the full benefit of southeasterly sunlight, and enjoys the afternoon breezes that blow up from the San Francisco Bay channel. An unusual geographic feature, this vineyard is basically a box canyon. The top soil is virtually non-existent as the bed roots that go into the white tofu volcanic soil base rarely extend more than 18 inches before hitting bedrock. This no doubt is a significant reason for the intense flavors achieved by the Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon.” -Robert Parker Donated by Scott Greenberg
President John F. Kennedy Weekend Package
112 estimated value: $400 Enjoy a weekend of learning about the life of President John F. Kennedy! Included in the package will be two tickets to the JFK Library. Then, back in Cambridge, you will stay in the same room where JFK lived his senior year while attending Harvard University. The JFK Suite is conveniently located in Winthrop House in historic Harvard Square. Enjoy an overnight stay in this redecorated suite that includes a small kitchen & bath, living room with sleeper sofa, bedroom with two twin beds, and priceless history of others who have stayed in the suite.
The JFK Suite has hosted many politicians and others over the years including CNN’s John King, Alec Baldwin, Ted Koppel, Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown, Donna Brazile, the former President of Finland, talkshow host Chris Matthews, Secretary Elaine Chao and Governor Jesse Ventura.
208 1 - bottle Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1992 115 estimated value: $250 Rated 100 points from Robert Parker: “Taylor’s 1992 Vintage Port is unquestionably the greatest young port I have ever tasted. It represents the essence of what vintage port can achieve. The color is an opaque black/purple, and the nose offers up fabulously intense aromas of minerals, cassis, blackberries, licorice, and spices, as well as extraordinary purity and penetration. Yet this is still an unformed and infantile wine. If Chateau Latour made a late-harvest Cabernet Sauvignon, I suspect it might smell like this. In the mouth, the wine is out of this world, displaying layer upon layer of concentrated black fruits backed by well-integrated tannin and structure. This is a massive, magnificently rich, fullbodied port that will be far more flattering in its youth than were such Taylors as the 1983, 1977, or 1970. It possesses awesome fruit, marvelous intensity, and lavish opulence, all brilliantly well-delineated by the wine’s formidable structure.
This monumental 30-50 year port is a must-purchase for port aficionados!” Donated by Susan & Manfred Arnold Tickets for Four to a Maryland Terrapin Big Ten Basketball Game estimated value: $500
212 Greenock Creek Trio 123 estimated value: $260 1 - bottle Greenock Creek Vineyards & Cellars Alices Block Shiraz 2002 1 - bottle Greenock Creek Vineyards & Cellars Apricot Block Shiraz 2003 1 - bottle Greenock Creek Vineyards & Cellars Cornerstone Grenache 2004 Established in 1978, Greenock Creek is a tiny ‘boutique’ Barossa winery owned by Michael and Annabel Waugh. These wines, fashioned from old, low-yielding vineyards, have accumulated quite a reputation. They have always been a genuine estate winery. Their vineyards are dry grown and the grapes from each patch are kept separate and processed at the small winery.
Donated by Friends of Heart’s Delight
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
124 estimated value: $800 Enjoy a two-night stay for two in a Superior Room at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam. The Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is an historical site and in quite a unique manner, the history of Amsterdam is reflected in the past and present of the building. There were originally two convents here, St. Cecily’s Convent at the northern part of the property and St. Katherine’s Convent to the south. The Grand was built in three sections, as is still evident from the two courtyards and central element, and in its design one can detect the basic structure of the two convents. The tiny tower perched so pertly on the north side of the rooftop is reminiscent of St. Cecily’s Convent founded here in 1411.
216 Cork & Fork Argentina Wine Tasting Event for Ten 132 estimated value: $500 The last twenty years have witnessed a major remaking of the Argentine wine industry from one geared to quenching the insatiable domestic appetite for table wines to one that yields wines of exquisite sophistication. Today, Argentine wines exhibit a wonderful marriage of power and finesse that satisfy the most discriminating wine lovers. Cork & Fork offers you an opportunity to familiarize yourself with some of the most delicious, yet affordable wines of Argentina. You will taste a Cabernet Franc that is guaranteed to leave you speechless and an array of Malbec blends which include some of the other varietals that do so well in Argentina: Bonarda, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Ed Sorenson, born and raised in Buenos Aires, will host the event. His passion in life (aside from his wife Giulia) is rugby, a sport in which he excels as a referee, having been appointed to referee major international matches.
His advice to wine tasters is similar one he gives referees: “Be prepared, but not prejudiced.”
220 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Collector’s Lot 201 estimated value: $800 1 - bottle Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus-Ex Machina 2005 1 - bottle Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2007 1 - bottle Domaine Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee des Felix 2005 1 - bottle Domaine de Ferrand Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 1 - bottle Domaine de Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reserve 2007 1 - bottle M. Chapoutier Chateauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois Rouge 2006 1 - bottle Ogier Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 “Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s wide array of aromas and flavors are reminiscent of a Provençal marketplace while its texture—rich and round, sumptuous and opulent—is virtually unmatched by most of the wines of the world. Châteauneufdu-Pape is a remarkably flexible wine with food, in part because it suits so much of today’s Mediterranean-influenced cooking, while the absence of new oak in many Châteauneufs means they can be enjoyed alongside an even broader range of lighter dishes such as fish, veal, and poultry. But the greatest appeal of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, beyond its food-friendly qualities, expansiveness, generosity of flavors and sumptuous texture, is the almost addictive attraction of its combined intellectual and hedonistic elements. That’s what attracts me the most and undoubtedly accounts for Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s rapidly growing popularity.” -Robert Parker Donated by Jim Colbert, Joel Kleinman, Tim O’Rourke, Jeffrey J. Schragg & Mary Jo George, and Friends of Heart’s Delight
One-Year Burghound Subscription 210 estimated value: $145 “Burghound.com is the result of a nearly lifelong passion for the wines of Burgundy.
For more than 30 years, I have been collecting the wines and visiting the region.
Each year I spend nearly five months visiting, researching, tasting, exploring and evaluating. Burgundy is my obsession really. Expanding on my coverage of the coveted pinot noir grape, each issue provides continuous coverage of both Oregon and California Pinot Noir, with rotating coverage of Champagne and occasional special reports from other pinot producing regions.” -Allen Meadows. This lot includes a subscription to the quarterly journal, a fully searchable database of tasting notes and an insider’s guide to visiting the Côte d’Or and Chablis.
Donated by Burghound.com 2 - Magnums Cakebread Cellars Two Creeks Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013
226 SoDel Concepts Gift Basket 214 estimated value: $530 We are happy to welcome Douglas Ruley, Vice President and Director of Culinary Operations for SoDel Concepts and Chef of Bluecoast Seafood Grill, for his second Heart’s Delight! SoDel Concepts is an award-winning restaurant group located on Southern Delaware’s Culinary Coast, including eight restaurants, a catering company, and a food truck, which have collectively received over 50 Best of Delaware awards. You won’t want to miss this gift basket, which includes $400 for use in all of the SoDel restaurant locations including: Catch54 Fish House in Fenwick Island, Fish On Bar & Grill in Lewes, Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth, NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View, Matt’s Fish Camp and Bluecoast Seafood Grill and Raw Bar in North Bethany, Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria in Fenwick Island and Rehoboth). Jazz up your own kitchen creations with three tins of SoDel Sea Salt (summer lemon zest, black pepper fennel, and bay spice). You’ll love this exquisite bottle of Conti di San Banifacio Olive Oil, which is organically produced in Tuscany and retails for $97 per bottle. Also includes SoDel swag to take home!
Donated by SoDel Concepts
228 Dinner and Wine Pairing for Four at The Red Hen estimated value: $300 216 Enjoy dinner for four at this Italian-influenced American restaurant located in the historic Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC. Proprietors and long-time friends Michael Friedman, Michael O’Malley, and Sebastian Zutant have introduced a youthful sophistication to the rapidly evolving dining scene in one of the most eclectic neighborhoods in the Nation’s Capitol. You and three guests will enjoy dinner at The Red Hen prepared by Chef Michael Friedman with wine selected by sommelier Sebastian Zutant.
230 Pacific Prime Wines New Zealand Wine Tasting Event for Ten 221 estimated value: $500 Gather nine of your best friends for an in-home private wine tasting with the finest of New Zealand’s artisan family estate wineries, featuring the wines of Pacific Prime Wines. Eric Platt, Vice President with Pacific Prime Wines, will take you on a tasting tour of New Zealand reds and whites from all over the country.