2017 Live Auction Lots

Lot #1

Donation of

James-Paul Brown
Carpinteria, California
& Archie McLaren
Avila Beach & Santa Barbara, California

An Auction Lot in Memory of the Legendary Culinary Sweetheart Julia Child

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An Auction Lot in Memory of the Legendary Culinary Sweetheart Julia Child

I was a long-time friend of Julia, having enjoyed many dinners and conversations with her. Part of that process was in the early years of the American Institute of Wine & Food, and the friendship continued thereafter. I will share some of my Julia memorabilia with you, including signed kitchen implements, and James-Paul will convey a special painting of Julia that he created and framed. With these items which will be announced and presented on stage, you can expect a continuing interaction with Julia into the future.

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Lot #2

Donation of

Hotel Majestic
Yosemite, California

For Two Couples, Two Two-Night Packages, One Per Couple, to the Annual Ahwahnee (Now named The Majestic) Bracebridge Dinner in Yosemite Valley, Including Two Rooms for Two Nights, Four Admissions to the Event with VIP Seating & Two Formal Portraits

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For Two Couples, Two Two-Night Packages, One Per Couple, to the Annual Ahwahnee (Now named The Majestic) Bracebridge Dinner in Yosemite Valley, Including Two Rooms for Two Nights, Four Admissions to the Event with VIP Seating & Two Formal Portraits

The unforgettable Bracebridge Dinner has become an Ahwahnee Christmas tradition. This grand Christmas event has been held annually since 1927. During this time in December the Ahwahnee is transformed into a 17th century English manor for a feast of food, song and mirth. The inspiration for this ceremony was Washington Irving’s Sketch Book that described Squire Bracebridge and English Christmas traditions of that period.

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Lot #3

Donation of

Carmody-McKnight

“cheval élégant” with Two Magnums of a One-of-a Kind Blend of Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, Embellished with Cheval Art Labels by Actor, Artist, Musician, Vintner Gary Conway

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“cheval élégant” with Two Magnums of a One-of-a Kind Blend of Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, Embellished with Cheval Art Labels by Actor, Artist, Musician, Vintner Gary Conway

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Lot #4

Donation of

Archie McLaren
Avila Beach & Santa Barbara, California

A Vertical Collection of Quilceda Creek Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon

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A Vertical Collection of Quilceda Creek Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon

I have always been amazed by the extraordinary balance, complexity and drinkability/ageability of these particular exceedingly fine Bordeaux-Style wines from Washington, as the legendary Andre Tchelistcheff was the consultant on each and every aspect of the process!

The pedigree for this winery is absolutely amazing!

2002 - Cabernet Sauvignon Snohomish
2002 - Cabernet Sauvignon Snohomish
2003 - Cabernet Sauvignon Snohomish
2004 - Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc / Merlot Columbia Valley
2004 - Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard Red Mountain
2004 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2005 - Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard Red Mountain
2005 - Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard Red Mountain
2005 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2005 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2006 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2006 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2007 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2007 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2007 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2007 - Cabernet Sauvignon Palengat - Horse Heaven Hills
2007 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2007 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley One Magnum
2007 - Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard Red Mountain
2007 - Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard Red Mountain
2008 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2008 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2009 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2009 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2009 - Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
2009 - Cabernet Sauvignon Galitzine Vineyard Red Mountain
Total of Twenty-Six Bottles & One Magnum

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Lot #5

Donation of

Archie McLaren
&
The Central Coast Wine Classic
Avila Beach & Santa Barbara, California

When I was initially contacted by various merchants concerning the 2010 vintage in Tuscany, I was ready for another great Italian Vintage, as I had decided to donate my venerable collection of wines from the 1997 vintage to a 2016 Wine Classic Auction Lot that was a Dinner at Valentino in Santa Monica. Those 1997s are now long gone, and the 2010s will be long gone as well from the merchants quite soon, but not from impeccable evolution in the bottle, as it is a GREAT Vintage in Tuscany.

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When I was initially contacted by various merchants concerning the 2010 vintage in Tuscany, I was ready for another great Italian Vintage, as I had decided to donate my venerable collection of wines from the 1997 vintage to a 2016 Wine Classic Auction Lot that was a Dinner at Valentino in Santa Monica. Those 1997s are now long gone, and the 2010s will be long gone as well from the merchants quite soon, but not from impeccable evolution in the bottle, as it is a GREAT Vintage in Tuscany.

2010 -Brunello Di Montalcino Lagerla
2010 - Brunello Di Montalcino Banfi
2010 - Brunello Di Montalcino Fanti
2010 - Brunello Di Montalcino San Polo
2010 - Brunello La Casa Tenuta Di Caparzo
2010 - Brunello Le Potazzine Gorelli
2010 - Brunello Di Montalcino Salvioni
2010 - Sassetti Livio - Brunello Di Montalcino - Pertimali
2010 - Sassetti Livio - Brunello Di Montalcino - Pertimali
2010 - Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona - Pianrosso Brunello di Montalcino
2010 - Argiano Brunello di Montalcino
2010 - Orma - Tndicaxione Geografica Tipica v. Bolgherese Castagneto Carducci
2010 - Migliara - Tenimenti D'Alessandro - Cortona Syrah
2010 - Brunello di Montalcino Azienda Agricola - Canalicchio  Di Sopra
2010 - Isole e Olena Cepparello - Barberino Val d'Elsa Red Wine - Geografica Tipica
2010 - Montevetrano S. Cipriano Picentino - Salerno Red Wine - Geografica Tipica
2010 - Manachiara - Brunello Di Montalcino - Tenute - Silvio Nardi

Total of Seventeen Bottles

If the bidding is exemplary, I will be pleased to add several iconic Italian wines, such as Sassicaia, Solaia and Gaja, from excellent vintages to express our gratitude.

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Lot #6

Donation of

Rick Longoria, Brian Babcock & Richard Sanford
Santa Barbara County, California

These three extraordinary Vintners have set the stage for World-Class wines in Santa Barbara County, and although there are a number of excellent and iconic winemakers East of Highway 101 in Cabernet Country, these erudite and gifted fellows are all to the West of Buellton, a Magical Environment for Pinot Noir & Chardonnay.

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These three extraordinary Vintners have set the stage for World-Class wines in Santa Barbara County, and although there are a number of excellent and iconic winemakers East of Highway 101 in Cabernet Country, these erudite and gifted fellows are all to the West of Buellton, a Magical Environment for Pinot Noir & Chardonnay.

One Double Magnum 2015 Alma Rosa El Jabali Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay
One Double Magnum 2015 Alma Rosa La Encantada Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
One Double Magnum 2015 Longoria Cuvee Diana Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay
One Double Magnum 2014 Longoria Fe Ciega Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir
One Double Magnum 2015 Babcock Estate Vineyard Top Cream Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills
  One Double Magnum 2015 Babcock Bentrock Vineyard Déjà Vu, Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills 

Total of SIX Double Magnums!!!

Bryan is also donating a Vineyard Tour and tasting for up to 40 Guests to be scheduled for some time in Spring 2018! AND I know we can arrange visits to Alma Rosa and Longoria, just perhaps not for 40 people, but it never hurts to ask...

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Lot #7

Donation of

Barbara Fairchild
Central Coast Wine Classic Culinary Advisor
Former Editor-in-Chief of Bon Appetit Magazine
Los Angeles, California
and
Archie McLaren
Avila Beach & Santa Barbara, California

An Intimate Six-Course Dining Experience for Eight People, Hosted by One of America’s Most Engaging, Knowledgeable and Well-Connected Culinary Authorities, 2006 Central Coast Wine Classic Culinary Honoree and Now Wine Classic Culinary Advisor, Barbara Fairchild, and Wine Classic Founder & Chairman, Archie McLaren, Paired with Wines from the Cellar of Archie McLaren

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An Intimate Six-Course Dining Experience for Eight People, Hosted by One of America’s Most Engaging, Knowledgeable and Well-Connected Culinary Authorities, 2006 Central Coast Wine Classic Culinary Honoree and Now Wine Classic Culinary Advisor, Barbara Fairchild, and Wine Classic Founder & Chairman, Archie McLaren, Paired with Wines from the Cellar of Archie McLaren

The Dinner Will Be Presented in the Private Cellar Dining Room Adjacent to the Fine Dining Restaurant at the Beautifully Remodeled Belmond El Encanto Resort Hotel on the Mesa Overlooking the City and the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara

Eight exceedingly fortunate people enjoy the unparalleled company of Barbara Fairchild for a Multi-Course Gourmet Dinner, paired with remarkable wines, which in previous dinners have included rare Champagnes, such as Louis Roederer Cristal, Guigal Single Vineyard Cote Roties, First Growth Bordeaux, Leroy Burgundies, to name a few. You also may request a California selection or a combination of wines from around the world, including Spain Italy and Australia, and Archie will seek to accommodate your vinous proclivities.

That which follows is the list of wines that accompanied course-by-course a relatively recent Barbara Fairchild Dinner at the remarkable Addison restaurant in Del Mar:

2004 Pierre Peters Les Chertillons Cuvée Especiale Blanc de Blanc Le Mesnil Champagne
2004 Etienne Sauzet Montrachet
2004 Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
1999 Domaine Henri Perrot-Minot Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
1999 Beaux Freres The Beaux Frere Vineyard Yamhill County Oregon Pinot Noir
2000 Alvaro Palacios L’Ermita
2000 Sassicaia
1995 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
1995 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases, St.-Julien
1983 Chateau d’Yquem, Sauternes

As with all Barbara Fairchild Dinners with wines from the cellar of Carissa and Archie, the food and relationships were thoroughly symbiotic and unforgettable.

As indicated, you can expect wines of a very exalted level!

As anyone who has read Bon Appetit, of which Barbara Fairchild was for many years Editor-in-Chief, is well aware, Barbara is one of the most erudite culinary experts in America and is also one of the most interesting. A dinner with her is a rare treat indeed, one which will fill your head with extraordinary information from the wine and culinary world. Archie’s knowledge of rare and fine wine presupposes that he will raid his cellar for special wines from around the world that are both rare and fine.

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Lot #8

Donation of

Gary & Marcy Eberle
Eberle Winery
Paso Robles, California

Dinner for Eight Fortunate Guests with “THE GODFATHER” OF PASO ROBLES WINE” at “CLUB EB,” Gary and Marcy Eberle’s Private Residence Adjacent to the Eberle Estate Vineyard

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Dinner for Eight Fortunate Guests with “THE GODFATHER” OF PASO ROBLES WINE” at “CLUB EB,” Gary and Marcy Eberle’s Private Residence Adjacent to the Eberle Estate Vineyard

The Winning Bidders Will Take Home Four Magnums, One for Each Couple, of 2010 Eberle Estate Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

He’s known as the Godfather of the Paso Robles Appellation—the man who opened the 4th winery in Paso Robles, the first person to create a 100% Syrah in the United States, and the one who helped create the Paso Robles Appellation in 1981 by literally drawing the maps to the region. Gary Eberle is also known as a man who likes to have a good time and loves to entertain. You will enjoy an evening enhanced by the aura and ambiance created by Gary’s 30-plus-year history of award-winning wines while Gary and Marcy do the cooking and create a multi-course meal for your friends and you.

Give Gary enough wine and he just might go down to his private cellar to dig up Eberle wines that are not available for sale.

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Lot #9

Donation of

The Myriad Restaurant Group
Nobu & Tribeca Grill
Drew and Tracy Nieporent
New York, New York
The Waldorf Astoria Hotel
New York, New York
The Central Coast Wine Classic
Avila Beach & Santa Barbara, California
&
Acker Merrall & Condit
Proprietor John Kapon
New York, New York

What an astounding wine and culinary experience this will be! The Myriad Restaurant Culinary Offering AND the Acker Merrall & Condit Highly Collectible Wine Experience, an incredible New York City multi-faceted adventure. The New York Myriad Restaurant Group Culinary Tour for Two People, One Room Accommodations for Four Nights at the Venerable & Recently Remodeled Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and Dinners at Nobu & Tribeca Grill as guests of the Myriad Restaurant Group

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What an astounding wine and culinary experience this will be! The Myriad Restaurant Culinary Offering AND the Acker Merrall & Condit Highly Collectible Wine Experience, an incredible New York City multi-faceted adventure. The New York Myriad Restaurant Group Culinary Tour for Two People, One Room Accommodations for Four Nights at the Venerable & Recently Remodeled Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and Dinners at Nobu & Tribeca Grill as guests of the Myriad Restaurant Group

The Central Coast Wine Classic Will Treat You to a Bottle of Fine Wine at Each Restaurant with a Maximum of $125 Per Restaurant, a Total of $250, as well as Two Seats at a Wine Tasting or Dinner Tasting Event Held by the Wine Workshop, America’s Leading Series of Fine and Rare Wine Tastings and Dinners, Where You Will Be the Guest of Acker Merrall & Condit, the most successful Commercial Wine Auction House in the World.

You will join world-renowned Acker Merral & Condit owner and auctioneer John Kapon and/or Acker Merrall Condit tasting host and Rare & Fine Wine Expert David Hamburger for a spectacular evening during the next 12 months. If he is available, Archie McLaren, who is a close friend of these gentlemen, may join you. He certainly hopes so.

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Lot #10

Donation of

Niven Family Wine Estates
San Luis Obispo, California

“The Hilma Klint Series,” Three Three-Liter Bottles (Double Magnums) Etched and Hand-Painted by Candice Norcross with the art of Swedish Mystic Artist Hilma af Klint (October 26, 1862 – October 21, 1944), whose paintings were amongst the first Abstract Art

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“The Hilma Klint Series,” Three Three-Liter Bottles (Double Magnums) Etched and Hand-Painted by Candice Norcross with the art of Swedish Mystic Artist Hilma af Klint (October 26, 1862 – October 21, 1944), whose paintings were amongst the first Abstract Art

One Each:

2015 Baileyana “S-BAR” Chardonnay, Edna Valley Estate – Select Blocks and Rows, Etched & Hand-Painted
2014 Baileyana “S-BAR” Pinot Noir, Paragon Vineyard Edna Valley – Select Blocks and Rows, Etched & Hand-Painted
2015 Baileyana “S-BAR” Syrah, Paragon Vineyard Edna Valley – Select Blocks and Rows, Etched & Hand-Painted

Total of Three Double Magnums, Etched & Hand-Painted

Per the Niven Family, “S-BAR, named for Select Blocks And Rows, represent the very best our vineyard has to offer. Niven Family Vineyard Managers choose specific blocks, and in some cases individual rows within our estate vineyard. These chosen vines are painstakingly nurtured via meticulous vineyard practices. The grapes are then handed over to winemaker Christian Roguenant to create these beautiful S-BAR wines.”

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Lot #11

Donation of

Jean Hurd
Pebble Beach, California

A Gourmet Dinner for Fourteen People at “Cheval Blanc,” the Pebble Beach Estate of Jean Hurd, Hosted by Jean and Jean’s Partner-In-Life, Doug Borregaard

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A Gourmet Dinner for Fourteen People at “Cheval Blanc,” the Pebble Beach Estate of Jean Hurd, Hosted by Jean and Jean’s Partner-In-Life, Doug Borregaard

This Dinner Will Be Prepared by a Great Carmel Area Chef Such as Kurt Grasing from Grasing’s in Carmel or Cal Stamenov from Marinus Restaurant at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, with Wines from Wine Classic Vintners and Archie McLaren’s Cellars, as well as a superb Champagne and Port from Jean’s Remarkable Hand-Hewn Wine Cellar

Obviously there are many aspects of professionalism and graciousness about both Kurt and Cal. We consider them to be inspirations as chefs and are very excited about the possibility of being able to enjoy the culinary creations of either of these long-time Wine Classic supporters.

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Lot #12

Donation of

Bob Lindquist & Louisa Sawyer Lindquist
Qupé Wine Cellars

In honor of the Central Coast Wine Classic’s 32nd Auction, a 32 magnum and 32 bottle collection of the best of Qupé!  Curated from our extensive wine library, all bottles perfectly stored and selected by Founder and Winemaker Bob Lindquist.  This collection will include: every vintage of our rare Bien Nacido X Block Syrah; a mini vertical of our Bien Nacido Hillside Syrah and Roussanne; and a selection of the best wines from the Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard here in the Edna Valley!

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In honor of the Central Coast Wine Classic’s 32nd Auction, a 32 magnum and 32 bottle collection of the best of Qupé!  Curated from our extensive wine library, all bottles perfectly stored and selected by Founder and Winemaker Bob Lindquist.  This collection will include: every vintage of our rare Bien Nacido X Block Syrah; a mini vertical of our Bien Nacido Hillside Syrah and Roussanne; and a selection of the best wines from the Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard here in the Edna Valley!

A Collection of Qupé Syrah Wines from Bien Nacido Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley to Celebrate The Central Coast Wine Classic’s 32nd Year 1985-2016!

Effuses Bob Lindquist, “In celebration of the Central Coast Wine Classic’s 32nd Anniversary and our long time association with the Wine Classic, we are offering a collection of 32 bottles (32 magnums and 32 750ml) of our iconic Syrahs from Bien Nacido Vineyard”

A Total of Thirty-Two Magnums and Thirty-Two 750ml Bottles, 
All Signed by Winemaker Bob Lindquist!

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Lot #13

Donation of

Patrick & Donna Will
VINTUS
Santa Barbara, California
&
Archie McLaren
Central Coast Wine Classic
Avila Beach &Santa Barbara, California

An amazing collaborative collection of Guigal Cote Rotie Wines that include the famous “LaLa” wines and a Magnum donated by Patrick that is essentially unavailable and irreplaceable.

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An amazing collaborative collection of Guigal Cote Rotie Wines that include the famous “LaLa” wines and a Magnum donated by Patrick that is essentially unavailable and irreplaceable.

From Patrick:

One Bottle each of
1999 La Landonne
1998 La Landonne
1998 La Mouline

Plus One Bottle each of La Mouline, La Turque & La Landonne from the 2005 vintage, a Total of Six 750ML Bottles from the Wills.

To keep this focused on Côte Rôtie, Patrick & Donna are also contributing a Magnum of 2005 Hommage, a non-commercial bottling of La Pommière and Viria. There were only 300 of these Magnums produced, and they were never commercially released.

From Archie:

One Bottle each of
1997 La Mouline, La Landonne & La Turque, a Total of Three Bottles from the 1997 Vintage
1999 La Turque & La Mouline, a Total of Two Bottles from the 1999 Vintage
1998 La Turque, One Bottle

Plus one bottle each of La Mouline, La Landonne & La Turque from the 2001 vintage.

Wow! The Three La Las Each from 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 & 2005, Plus a Magnum of 2005 Hommage!

Grand Total of 15 Bottles and One Magnum. We have never witnessed such a unique Guigal Rhone collection, even in a Commercial Auction!

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Lot #14

Donation of

Lally Brennan
Commander’s Palace
New Orleans, Louisiana
And
The Windsor Court Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana

“The Rejuvenation of New Orleans Culinary Tour”

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“The Rejuvenation of New Orleans Culinary Tour”

Dinner for Four People at One (Or More!) of the Most Famous Fine Dining Establishments in New Orleans, Plus a Luncheon at an Emeril Lagasse Destination Restaurant, in the City Which is a Legendary Culinary Destination that Emeril has enhanced in many, many ways. Choices Include Emeril’s, Emeril’s Delmonico or NOLA, and of course the Compelling Brennan Family’s Landmark, Commander’s Palace, home of our long-time Dear Friend and Supporter Lally Brennan, as well as home of the 2013 James Beard Best Chef in the South, Tory McPhail, Plus Four Nights’ Accommodations at the Recently Remodeled and Ideally Located Windsor Court Luxury Hotel (One Block from the Artist District & Across the Street from the French Quarter)

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Lot #15

Donation of

David & Judy Breitstein
Woodland Hills, California
Archie McLaren
Avila Beach and Santa Barbara, California
&
Belmond El Encanto Resort Hotel
General Manager Shaun O’Bryan
Santa Barbara, California

A Five Course Fine Wine Dinner for Ten People in the Private Wine Cellar Room at the El Encanto, Overlooking the Town of Santa Barbara to the Channel Islands and the Pacific Ocean, with Special Wines Provided by David & Judy Breitstein from Their Extensive California Wine Collection and Archie McLaren from his Impressive French Wine Collection

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A Five Course Fine Wine Dinner for Ten People in the Private Wine Cellar Room at the El Encanto, Overlooking the Town of Santa Barbara to the Channel Islands and the Pacific Ocean, with Special Wines Provided by David & Judy Breitstein from Their Extensive California Wine Collection and Archie McLaren from his Impressive French Wine Collection

The Rare California Wines that they are providing are as follows:

1994 Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs, Late Disgorged, 40th Anniversary
2001 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay, Nuits Blanches
2006 Marcassin Pinot Noir, Blue-Slide Ridge
2001 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot, Three Palms Vineyard
2001 Qupe Syrah, Bien Nacido X Block, 20th Anniversary
1997 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia (Parker 100 points)
1997 Long Vineyards Johannisberg Riesling, Botrytis

And from Archie McLaren’s Cellar containing Rare French Wines:

1996 Champagne Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame
2012 Famille Perrin Chateau de Beaucastel Roussanne Vieilles Vignes
1997 Leroy Clos de Vougeot
St. Emilion to be announced extemporaneously and may be dependent on the enthusiasm of the Bidding!!!
2001 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage
Pauillac or Graves to be announced extemporaneously and may be dependent on the enthusiasm of the Bidding!!!
1976 Schloss-Bauer Rust-Neusiedler See Weisburgunder Trockenbeerenauslese

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Lot #16

Donation of

Archie McLaren
Avila Beach & Santa Barbara, California

Top Flight Red Bordeaux from Two Back-to-Back Wholly Remarkable Vintages, 1989 & 1990

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Top Flight Red Bordeaux from Two Back-to-Back Wholly Remarkable Vintages, 1989 & 1990

1989 - Chateau Ausone 1 er Grand Cru Classe Saint-Emilion
1989 - Chateau Latour Grand Vin Grand Cru Classe Pauillac
1989 - Chateau Margaux Grand Cru Classe
1989 - Chateau Lafite Rothschild – Pauillac
1989 – Chateau Gruaud Larose - Le Vindes Rois LeRoides Vins –Saint Julien
1989 – Chateau Grand Vin de Leoville du Marguis de Las Cases - Saint Julien
1989 – Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac Grand Cru Classie
1989 – Chateau Beychevelle, Grand Vin, Saint-Julien
1989 – Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien
1989 – Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, Saint-Julien
1989 – Chateau Longueville, Medoc au Baron de Pichon – Longueville, Pauillac
1989 – Chateau Latour A Pomerol Mme L.P. Lacoste – Loubat
1990 – Chateau Grand Vin de Leoville- de Marguis de Las Cases – Saint Julien
1990 – Chateau Latour Grand Vin Grand Cru Classe - Pauillac
1990 – Chateau Lafite Rothschild – Pauillac

Total of Fifteen Bottles

1989 Bordeaux Wine – Stunning wines from both banks were produced. With the exception of the perfect, legendary Haut Brion, the First Growths were not necessarily even the top wines. Many of the wines are ripe, rich and silky. The Vintage is somewhat better in Pomerol than St. Emilion.  Most wines are drinking great at 20 years after the vintage. Drink or hold. 95 Pts

1990 Bordeaux Wine – Great wines produced in a beautiful style from every appellation. At 20, most are ready to drink, but can be aged for more complexity. The petit chateaux should have been drunk up a few years ago.  The wines have a richness and roasted character, with round textures and a beautiful, ripe, purity of fruit.  The vintage is consistent on both banks. 96 Pts

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Lot #17

Donation of

L’Aventure Winery
Saxum Vineyards
and
Tablas Creek Vineyard
Paso Robles, California

The Paso Robles Wine Country Experience, Including Visits to Three Remarkable Wineries, Stunning & Rare Large Format Bottles from Three Now Iconic Paso Robles Vintners:

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The Paso Robles Wine Country Experience, Including Visits to Three Remarkable Wineries, Stunning & Rare Large Format Bottles from Three Now Iconic Paso Robles Vintners:

2014 L’Aventure Estate Cuvee Willow Creek District Cabernet Sauvignon / Syrah / Petit Verdot – One Double Magnum
2014 - Saxum  Grenache / Mourvedre / Syrah / Counoise / Roussanne  James Berry Vineyard Willow Creek District  El Paso de Robles – One Magnum
2015 - Saxum  Grenache / Mourvedre / Syrah / Counoise  James Berry Vineyard Willow Creek District  El Paso de Robles - One Magnum
2012 - Tablas Creek Vineyard "Esprit De Tablas" - Mourvedre / Syrah / Grenache / Counoise El Paso de Robles – One Double Magnum

Total of Two Double Magnums & Two Magnums

To begin, these are wineries that RARELY provide large format bottlings. It is astounding that all three did so, but knowing that their respected compatriots were a part of the collaborative effort carried the concept. Tablas Creek’s connection with the Perrin Family at Chateau de Beaucastel in the Rhone Valley in France brought instant respect and admiration to the Tablas creek project envisioned by the Haas Family. L’Aventure’s adventure from Bordeaux to Paso Robles was a daring move that most certainly connected with the vintner community and Rhone wine aficionados, and Saxum was quite recently the Top Wine in the World on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wine Ranking. This is an incredible array of the finest Rhone Varietal Renderings imaginable!

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Lot #18

Donation of

Aqua Expeditions Cruise & Park Hyatt Hotels In Southeast Asia
Robertson International Travel
Santa Barbara, California

Central Coast Wine Classic Founder, Archie McLaren, and a group of adventurous patrons of the Central Coast Wine Classic traveled to Peru in May 2014 and were treated to the utmost luxury aboard a magnificent Aqua Expeditions ship on the Amazon River. Robertson International Travel has obtained another cruise on the Mekong River, graciously donated once again by Aqua Expeditions for the Central Coast Wine Classic.

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Central Coast Wine Classic Founder, Archie McLaren, and a group of adventurous patrons of the Central Coast Wine Classic traveled to Peru in May 2014 and were treated to the utmost luxury aboard a magnificent Aqua Expeditions ship on the Amazon River. Robertson International Travel has obtained another cruise on the Mekong River, graciously donated once again by Aqua Expeditions for the Central Coast Wine Classic.

Your adventure begins in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with a 3-Night stay at the luxurious and stunning HOTEL PARK HYATT SAIGON.

Following your discoveries in this city, known for its French colonial landmarks and bustling markets, you board your magnificent Aqua Expedition 4-night cruise aboard the luxurious AQUA MEKONG from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh, Cambodia!

Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you have the option of staying aboard the AQUA MEKONG for 3 additional nights to Siem Reap, Cambodia or traveling under your own arrangements to Siem Reap. These travel options between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap are NOT INCLUDED in this auction lot. Your adventure continues in Siem Reap, Cambodia with a 3 night stay at the top luxury hotel, the PARK HYATT SIEM REAP, your headquarters as you embark under your own arrangements on a rare and intimate journey to gain insights into the rich and fascinating history of Angkor Wat.

Taking guests on a journey into Aqua Expeditions next frontier, Vietnam and Cambodia, the 62.4 meter (205 feet) Aqua Mekong was designed by Saigon-based architects at Noor Design to embody the aesthetic of a sophisticated five star hotel.  Local sustainable materials and artisanal touches of the Mekong’s multifaceted cultures round out these generous interior spaces designed to welcome guests in the utmost comforts between on and off shore excursions along this fascinating river, and to Chinese wing tipped pagoda temples and remote Buddhist monasteries.

HOTEL PARK HYATT SAIGON
VIETNAM
One of the Best Ho Chi Minh City Hotels

Discover the urban luxury with combination of sophisticated design, handcrafted details and modern-day comforts at Park Hyatt Saigon. You will enjoy the world-class bar and best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City together with a tranquil spa. Park Hyatt Saigon looks forward to welcoming you with warm, discreet and dignified service for the ultimate relaxed and personalized luxury.

HOTEL PARK HYATT SIEM REAP
CAMBODIA

Nestled within private gardens, the luxurious 5-star Park Hyatt Siem Reap offers modern guestrooms with free WiFi. Featuring the largest collection of modern and traditional Cambodian Art, the hotel has indoor and outdoor pools and 3 dining options. Located on Sivutha Boulevard, Park Hyatt Siem Reap is a minute’s walk away from the French Colonial Quarters, the Old Market and Pub streets. The Angkor National Museum is a 2-minute tuk-tuk (rickshaw) ride away. It takes 15 minutes by car to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat.

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Lot #19

Donation of

Peter T. Paul & Elena Sysovskaya
Larkspur, California

Dinner for Twelve Fortunate Guests in the Private Dining Room at Perbacco in San Francisco, featuring the Wines of Peter T. Paul and the Wine Expertise of Peter’s Master of Wine Martin Reyes

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Dinner for Twelve Fortunate Guests in the Private Dining Room at Perbacco in San Francisco, featuring the Wines of Peter T. Paul and the Wine Expertise of Peter’s Master of Wine Martin Reyes

Peter T. Paul has been a profoundly embracing friend of the Central Coast Wine Classic for many year. Peter and I met at a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Auction many years ago, and has graciously and generously supported the Wine Classic from that year forward. In fact, not only has he been a Top Bidder but he has also been a Sponsor, as he is this year.

“Perbacco” is an Italian word to accentuate positive comments. It can also be an expression of pleasure and surprise, as well as a reference to Bacchus, God of Wine and “good times.” A fitting name for a ristorante so thoroughly steeped in the traditions of Italy, yet with a refreshingly modern feel and attitude. Perbacco introduces urban San Francisco to the full range of flavors found in the Italian regions of Piemonte and Liguria, with a touch of France by way of Provence.

Chef/Owner Staffan Terje and Owner Umberto Gibin have been sharing their passion for the food and wine of Italy with Americans for nearly three decades. With the opening of Perbacco, Terje and Gibin, culinary stars who rose to prominence at some of California’ s finest Italian restaurants, including Scala’s Bistro, Chianti and Poggio, as well as the esteemed San Francisco dining destinations Fifth Floor and Masa’s, ensure that each guest gets a taste of an authentic Italian dining experience.

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Lot #20

Donation of

Roger Bower
Proprietor
Crown Point Vineyards & Winery
Santa Ynez, California
&
James-Paul Brown

“La Nuit de L’Amour Dans le Canyon Heureux”

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“La Nuit de L’Amour Dans le Canyon Heureux”

One Salmanazar (9Liter) Containing 2015 Crown Point Vineyards & Winery Happy Canyon Santa Ynez Valley Estate Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Graced with James-Paul’s Neo-Impressionist Art Work, Hand-Etched & Hand-Painted on the Bottle

This Remarkable offering includes the original framed art work, “An Evening of Love in Happy Canyon,” as a substantive aesthetic component of the Auction Lot.

Roger Bower is the owner and visionary behind Crown Point.  It is his commitment to the land that has elevated Crown Point to its special distinction.  An entrepreneur and rancher from Texas, he formed a deep understanding of what it means to steward the land.  Roger made Crown Point his home and is focused on his vision for the property, its vineyards and the art of winemaking. 

“The connecting theme in our wines is attention to detail: from the vineyard, to the winery, to bottling, to the table—everything is done to the highest standard.  As our vineyard grows, so will we, with a promise to showcase this special site through profound wines with true sense of place.” — Roger Bower, Proprietor

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Lot #21

Donation of

Robin & Michelle Baggett
Tolosa Winery
San Luis Obispo, California
&
Alpha Omega Winery
St. Helena, California

“VIP visit to Burgundy in California for Two Couples, Including Wine from Bordeaux in California as well,” Including Magnums of the Top Wines from Tolosa in the Edna Valley and Alpha Omega in the Napa Valley

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“VIP visit to Burgundy in California for Two Couples, Including Wine from Bordeaux in California as well,” Including Magnums of the Top Wines from Tolosa in the Edna Valley and Alpha Omega in the Napa Valley

Two Magnums of Tolosa’s Flagship Wine, Primera
Two Magnums of Alpha Omega’s Flagship Wine, Era

We invite 4 people to discover Tolosa. Your visit will include a two night stay in our Edna Ranch Vineyard Cottage.  Surrounded by majestic oaks, rolling hills, and award-winning vineyards, the Cottage is a perfect retreat between wine tastings excursions in the Edna Valley and offers easy access to the town of San Luis Obispo.  We will also welcome you to Tolosa winery for an exceptional private Jeep vineyard tour and tasting with our winemaker, followed by a private lunch catered by Chef Will Torres.  Our package is rounded out with 2 magnums of Tolosa’s flagship Pinot Noir, Primera, as well as 2 magnums from our sister winery in Napa Valley, Alpha Omega, of their stunning flagship wine, Era.

At Tolosa, we are true believers in the special terroir that is Edna Valley, nestled amongst the East-West running volcanic hills of San Luis Obispo County and the frontier for the most complex cool-climate varietals in California.  Vintner Robin Baggett first came to the region almost 40 years ago, chasing cowboy dreams of owning a cattle ranch like his grandfather.  He stayed for the cold Pacific wind that sweeps down the coast and funnels into the valley and the remarkable diversity of soil types: ingredients for nuanced and balanced Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of distinctive character. Tolosa is the expression of his commitment to spare no effort to craft Pinot Noir wines to rival any in the world.

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Lot #22

Donation of

Relais & Chateaux/Relais Gourmands
New York, New York
and
Wine Classic Patrons
Scott Farmer & Mia Ballentine
Centennial, Colorado

Our Annual Incredible Relais & Chateaux French Wine Country Excursion to Paris, Bordeaux, the Rhone, Burgundy & Champagne and for Two People

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Our Annual Incredible Relais & Chateaux French Wine Country Excursion to Paris, Bordeaux, the Rhone, Burgundy & Champagne and for Two People

Our annual excursion to France not only maintains its exceedingly upscale look this year, with three nights at the Relais & Chateaux property Hotel Daniel, beginning the excursion, and two nights at the Hotel Daniel, or a like property in Paris, completing the excursion, a Total of Five Nights in Paris, How could you not be pleased and pampered? What happens in between is virtually indescribable!

Winning Bidders of the 2013 Offering, Cole and Jeannie Davis of Tucson, Arizona were effusive about the experience and repeated it, “We have experienced this auction lot twice. Each trip was different and spectacular - amazing culinary, wine and cultural experience! We would definitely do it again!”

Winning Bidders of the 2012 offering, Glen Mowrer and Bernice James of Santa Barbara were amazed by the experience. To quote Glen, “The trip was awesome, intimidating, exhausting, exhilarating, informative, educational, beyond the pale, mind opening and some more things that don’t come to mind at this moment. We are still trying to organize thoughts about the remarkable food. Right now Guy Savoy and Pierre Gagnaire were my choice for most creative, interesting, satisfying and best service/attitude.

Both four-hour adventures seemed to fall together seamlessly. The escalation of the palate from beginning to end was almost seamless. Lunch in Lynch Bages was a perfect adventure. However the lunch and tasting in Gigondas gets best prize for most unexpectedly fun. And, as noted before, Champagne Deutz was so great!

The rooms in all locations were individually exciting and remarkable. But petite dejeuner on the hotel terraces in Lyon and Pauillac were perfect moments for us. I have left out many things in this brief summary a conservatively correct assessment would be, “VERY good!”

If the bidding is enthusiastic, we will add wines for you to savor and enjoy prior to your trip or when you return, perhaps a special wine from EVERY region you visit, chosen by Archie McLaren from his Avila cellar, which has a remarkable collection of French wines that are ready to imbibe!

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Lot #23

Donation of

AMA Waterways
Rudi Schreiner & Kristin Karst
Calabasas, California

One French Balcony Cabin for Two People for AMA Waterways Paris to Paris Cruise in 2017 or 2018

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One French Balcony Cabin for Two People for AMA Waterways Paris to Paris Cruise in 2017 or 2018

Begin with a Two-Night Stay in Paris as guests of the Central Coast Wine Classic at a Parisian Relais & Chateaux property, well-located within the Magical “City of Light,” and enjoy a Panoramic Tour of the city’s top sights, or experience the aforementioned when you return to Paris. Or as an alternative, you may wish to enjoy this cruise on the beginning or the end of Your Relais & Chateaux Experience through French Wine Country (If your bid is sufficiently enthusiastic!) We Strongly Suggest and Encourage that the Confluence of the Two Excursions Would be Symbiotic and Unforgettable…

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Lot #24

Donation of

Harvey Steiman
Editor in Chief
Wine Spectator
San Francisco, California
and
Archie McLaren
Santa Barbara & Avila Beach, California

Dinner for Eight People with Harvey & Archie in San Francisco, Featuring Remarkable Wines from Australia, Italy, France, Spain, Washington & Oregon You will experience the following wines. If the bidding is strong, you may see additional special wines from one or more of those locations from Archie’s cellar; however you just might imagine how the wines will show coming from the cellar of the Editor in Chief at Wine Spectator!

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Dinner for Eight People with Harvey & Archie in San Francisco, Featuring Remarkable Wines from Australia, Italy, France, Spain, Washington & Oregon You will experience the following wines. If the bidding is strong, you may see additional special wines from one or more of those locations from Archie’s cellar; however you just might imagine how the wines will show coming from the cellar of the Editor in Chief at Wine Spectator!

Harvey Steiman is one of the most erudite food and wine experts on the planet. When he chooses the restaurant and adds the wines to the resonant culinary symbiosis, your taste buds will encompass the planet!

Per Harvey, regarding the wines he will be bringing to the dinner, the following have been offered by Harvey, and we are loathe to pass on his generous selections. I have my indulgent eye on several; I’ll venture you do as well…

TWO BOTTLES EACH AVAILABLE:

Washington: Baer Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley Maia 2008
Washington: Côte Bonneville Cabernet Sauvignon Yakima Valley DuBrul Vineyard Estate 2005
Australia: Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Ares 2005
Italy: Gaja Barbaresco 2005

SINGLE BOTTLES

Red
Spain: Numanthia Toro 2001
Italy Gaja Barbaresco 2005
France: Mas de Daumas Gassac 1986
Oregon: Evening Land Pinot Noir La Source 2008

White
Chardonnay Kumeu River Kumeu Maté’s Vineyard 2011

Sweet
France: Joly Coulée de Serrant 1995

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Lot #25

Donation of

Donation of
Archie McLaren
Avila Beach & Santa Barbara, California

Eight Bottles of Exceptional Red Bordeaux from the Vintage that Launched the Superlative Vintages of the early 2000s, such as 2003, 2005, 2009 & 2010. Many of the wines of 2000 were built for the ages and have just begun to come around for pervasive drinkability of an extraordinary vintage.

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Eight Bottles of Exceptional Red Bordeaux from the Vintage that Launched the Superlative Vintages of the early 2000s, such as 2003, 2005, 2009 & 2010. Many of the wines of 2000 were built for the ages and have just begun to come around for pervasive drinkability of an extraordinary vintage.

2000 - Chateau La Mission Haut - Brion Clarence Dillon Pessac Leognon Cru Class De Graves
2000 - Chateau Margaux - Grand Cru Classe Margaux
2000 - Cos D Estournel Grande Cru Classe Saint Estephe
2000 - Chateau Ausone Famille Vauthier 1 er Grand Cru Classe "A" Saint-Emilion
2000 - Chateau Pavie 1 er Grand Cru Classe Saint-Emilion
2000 - Chateau Lafite Rothschild - Grand Cru Classe Pauillac
2000 - Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion 1 er Grand Cru Classe
2000 - Grand Vin De Chateau Latour Grand Cru Classe Pauillac

When I tasted these wines upon their release, I was totally blown away, so I acquired somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 different wines. The Bordelaise were so enamored of the vintage that they released a major number of them for access to them within the United States! Those listed here are among the Cream of the Crop!

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Lot #26

Donation of

Colleen Gnos
Painting Artist
Shell Beach, California

“The Visitors,” the Mermaid Surfboard by Colleen Gnos

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“The Visitors,” the Mermaid Surfboard by Colleen Gnos

Shell Beach artist, Colleen Gnos, is best known on the Central Coast of California for her gold-scaled mermaids painted on surfboards or her idyllic scenes of surfers and breaking waves. Stories of her Portuguese grandfather running a tugboat out of Avila Beach, CA, hunting abalone, and training navy divers in the 1930’s contributed deeply to Colleen’s fascination with the sea. In the last few decades, Colleen has illustrated surfboards for renowned surfers and board shapers, and has shown her paintings across the USA and Italy. She has completed over 100 original painting commissions for private collectors.

“The Visitors” has a profoundly embracing message, and it is palpable; you can hear the sound and feel the movement and the emotion throughout the Visit. Thank you, Colleen for not only sharing this compellingly emotional image with us, but for assisting Avila Beach with its embracement of nature and its being embraced by nature as well. All of us who reside within or visit this area are deeply appreciative! For more information, visit Colleen’s website at www.colleengnos.com

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Lot #26

Donation of

Rudy Poe
Rüdiger
Photographic Artist
Huntington Beach, California

“Salute,” Archie’s Avila Beach Sanctum Sanctorum Wine Cellar Library Aesthetics

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“Salute,” Archie’s Avila Beach Sanctum Sanctorum Wine Cellar Library Aesthetics

PERSONALIZED FINE ART STILL LIFE by Rudy Poe

Per Rüdiger, For This Unique & Eclectic & Artistic & Memorable Auction, “I Wanted to Offer An Image That Is Special for the Founder & Chairman of the Central Coast Wine Classic, so I entered his Sanctum Sanctorum in his Wine Cellar Library in Avila Beach and created a Personalized Fine Art Still Life with Archie as the subject.”

Employing his unique Mélange technique, "Salute" captures Archie in his quintessential pose, toasting to 75 years of a life of passion, giving, loving, and privately teaching possibilities including spirituality, while seated in his embracing library wine cellar, surrounded by mementos of some of his memorable accomplishments.

Today we are offering ten of you in attendance a chance to own a memory of Archie’s evolving journey of life through a scintillating photographic medium.

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Lot #27

Donation of

Beth Nickel
Far Niente Winery
Oakville, California
&
Archie McLaren
Santa Barbara & Avila Beach, California

Dinner for Ten People at Far Niente Winery, Hosted by Proprietor Beth Nickel and by Archie McLaren, as well as a Composite Collection of the Majority of the Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon Cuvees of Far Niente Over the Years

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Dinner for Ten People at Far Niente Winery, Hosted by Proprietor Beth Nickel and by Archie McLaren, as well as a Composite Collection of the Majority of the Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon Cuvees of Far Niente Over the Years

Dinners with Beth Nickel are indescribable, for the venue, the view, the wines, the food and the companionship. Beth and Archie are very excited about sharing this experience with you. This will be a truly transcendent evening with one of wine’s most gracious ladies in one of the world’s most gorgeous wineries.

Beth has added to my collection to fill out the few blank spaces in this vertical collection. You will likely never see anything quite like it again. Far Niente Wines donated from the source (Archie through the generosity of Beth & Gil Nickel) as Follow:

Cave Collection Six Bottles, One Bottle Each (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 & 1997 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon) in a sealed wooden case VERY Rare!)
Three Bottles of 1987 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & Three Bottles of 1989 Napa Valley Chardonnay in a Wooden Case
One Bottle of 1987 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & Two Bottles of 1989 Napa Valley Chardonnay in a Wooden Case
Two Bottles of 1990 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & Two Bottles of 1991 Napa Valley Chardonnay in a Wooden Case
Two Bottles of 1991 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & Two Bottles of 1992 Napa Valley Chardonnay in a Wooden Case
One Bottle of 1992 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & Two Bottles of 1993 Napa Valley Chardonnay in a Wooden Case
One Bottle of 1993 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & Two Bottles of 1994 Napa Valley Chardonnay in a Wooden Case
One Bottle of 1994 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & Two Bottles of 1995 Napa Valley Chardonnay in a Wooden Case
Two Bottles of 1995 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & One Bottle of 1996 Napa Valley Chardonnay in a Wooden Case
Two Bottles of 1998 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & One Bottle of 1999 Napa Valley Chardonnay in a Wooden Case
Two Bottles of 2000 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & One Bottle of 2001 Napa Valley Chardonnay in a Wooden Case
Two Bottles of 2001 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & One Bottle of 2002 Napa Valley Chardonnay in a Wooden Case
One Bottle of 2002 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & Two Bottles of 2003 Napa Valley Chardonnay in a Wooden Case

Forty-Six Rare Bottles PLUS…

By the way, as the bids rise, you may find that large format bottles from Magnum to Double Magnum to Imperial may emerge; however, the rising of the bids will be essential to that process. I can retain them, but I would rather share them…Remember to invite me if the occasion becomes appropriate!

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Lot #28

Donation of

Bill & Cindy Shopoff
Laguna Beach, California

Central Coast Wine Classic Foundation Board President’s Dinner for Eight People!

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Central Coast Wine Classic Foundation Board President’s Dinner for Eight People!

Bill & Cindy Shopoff are generously offering to share their remarkable Laguna Beach Home with Eight Guests for a comprehensive evening as Bill describes in the following enticing description:

“We will host 8 people for a dining experience in a spectacular beach front setting in Laguna Beach. Take advantage of this unique setting to enjoy a sumptuous meal and appropriate wine pairings. The dinner will most likely begin with a few of our favorite Champagnes and assorted appetizers to set the mood for the evening. We will work with the guests to insure the meal choices will fit their palettes. The dinner will feature wine pairings from several well known California wineries, with the choices coming from such wineries as Araujo, Peter Michael, Abreu, Bryant Family, Chateau Montelena, Harlan and Pride.

It is likely that we will add a couple of old world choices to provide comparison with these new world gems. Should that not be enough for your senses, we can finish with a Port or Sauternes. I have a couple of 100 point wines that I will include amongst the list I have furnished.

I would expect bidding to be enthusiastically solid for this item if you have friends and acquaintances who want to enjoy a fine dining experience here in Laguna Beach. I can guarantee the conversation will be as or more spirited than the food and wine.”

Bill and Cindy have particular substantive connections in California and French Wine Country, and they have a great wine collection to show for it, as well as an equally great and beautifully located home! You can make them quite happy by joining this magnanimously and generously shared indulgence and enjoying yourselves to the greatest degree imaginable!

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Lot #29

Donation of

Talley Vineyards
Arroyo Grande, California

Two Etched & Hand-Painted Three-Liter Bottles of Talley Single Vineyard Wines from the 2013 Vintage: Talley Rosemary’s Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir & 2013 Talley Rincon Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

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Two Etched & Hand-Painted Three-Liter Bottles of Talley Single Vineyard Wines from the 2013 Vintage: Talley Rosemary’s Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir & 2013 Talley Rincon Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

Talley Vineyards is now one of the most famous wine grape vineyards in California, on its way to be one of the most famous in the world! Outstanding vintners such as Jim Clendenen and Brian Babcock have sought its grapes, and wine publications throughout the United States, such as Wine Spectator, give the wines from the vineyard consistently very high scores, well into the 90’s. Rosemary’s Vineyard Pinot Noir is its flagship wine, but each bottling from Talley is outstanding. The 2013 vintage is a stunning manifestation of the level to which Pinot Noir has been elevated in the Arroyo Grande Valley and the Edna Valley!

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Lot #30

Donation of

2017 Central Coast Wine Classic Fund-A-Need
benefitting
The Talley Vineyards Fund for Vineyard & Farm Workers
A Comprehensive Embracement of the Agricultural Environment & Culture

The Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers, an endowment held by the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, was established in 2004 by Brian and Johnine Talley to provide grants to non-profit organizations that assist San Luis Obispo County agricultural workers and their families.  Beneficiaries are 501(c)3 non-profit organizations in San Luis Obispo County who serve the farm worker community and past recipients have included Clinica de Tolosa, Raising a Reader, the Children’s Health Initiative, the South County Boys and Girls Club, the San Luis Obispo County Literacy Council, AVID, Operation School Bell, the Noor Foundation, People's Self Help Housing, the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program, the Ag Van program and the Bright Futures After School Academic Program.

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The Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers, an endowment held by the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, was established in 2004 by Brian and Johnine Talley to provide grants to non-profit organizations that assist San Luis Obispo County agricultural workers and their families.  Beneficiaries are 501(c)3 non-profit organizations in San Luis Obispo County who serve the farm worker community and past recipients have included Clinica de Tolosa, Raising a Reader, the Children’s Health Initiative, the South County Boys and Girls Club, the San Luis Obispo County Literacy Council, AVID, Operation School Bell, the Noor Foundation, People's Self Help Housing, the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program, the Ag Van program and the Bright Futures After School Academic Program.

Your Enthusiasm is Essential to Making This Fund-A-Need a Substantive Success!!!

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Lot #31

A surprise lot to be revealed on the day of the auction.

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A surprise lot to be revealed on the day of the auction.

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Lot #32

Donation of

Gary & Margarette Pisoni & Family
Jeff, Mark, Eddie & Jane
Pisoni Vineyards
Gonzales, California

A Tour and Tasting and Dinner for Eight People with Gary & Marguerite Pisoni at the Pisoni Winery Caves and Vineyards

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A Tour and Tasting and Dinner for Eight People with Gary & Marguerite Pisoni at the Pisoni Winery Caves and Vineyards

These Pisoni Property Occasions are priceless, for the venue, the wines, the food and the conversations. This Family and their energy are unique and priceless.

Just absorbing the expression of the festivities from Gary will give you more than a clue to the visceral energy upcoming when you visit; the particulars on site will astound you, let’s just say, “Blow Your Mind!”

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Lot #33

Donation of

Archie McLaren
Santa Barbara & Avila Beach, California

“The Thirty-Second Annual Central Coast Wine Classic Chairman’s Offering,” A Cellar Raid Dinner for Eight People to Celebrate Archie McLaren’s 75th Year on the Planet, Including of Course, the Raiding of the Avila Beach and/or Big Sur Cellar, Perhaps Even Some of His Santa Barbara Stash!

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“The Thirty-Second Annual Central Coast Wine Classic Chairman’s Offering,” A Cellar Raid Dinner for Eight People to Celebrate Archie McLaren’s 75th Year on the Planet, Including of Course, the Raiding of the Avila Beach and/or Big Sur Cellar, Perhaps Even Some of His Santa Barbara Stash!

Enthusiastic Gourmets and Wine Aficionados have continued their enthusiasm by enthusiastically bidding on this offering over the years, but This Year Archie is Celebrating His 75th Birthday with This Dinner! Let the Enthusiasm Express a Focused Meandering…

AND Here Are the Wines to Ponder Per Archie:

1990 Krug Brut Champagne (Two Bottles to Get the Wheels Oiled)

1942 La Tache (This incredible La Tache from My Birth year is from the cellar of Madame Bize Leroy who at one time was an owner of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. I have enjoyed this wine twice previously and have been astounded by its perfection! During World War II, the French Women made the wine as the Men were at War, and their palates were wholly remarkable, as you might expect from culinary evolution on this planet.

1969 Chappellet Vineyard & Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (One of the most extraordinary Cabernets ever created in the Napa Valley-Karen MacNeil wrote that it “was more than an experience I’ll never forget,” and that “the 1969 (100 points in my book) was exquisite.” Other collectors and pundits agree.

1970 BV Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon-One of the great vintages of all time in the Napa Valley.

I need not go on, but I will nonetheless…

1982 Chateau Haut-Brion, Graves
1977 Penfolds Grange
1964 Pio Cesare Barolo
1985 Sassicaia (The 100 Pointers keep coming…!)
1945 Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes
1971 Hallgartner Schonhell Riesling Beerenauslese

The next time you are going to experience these wines (Lots of Luck!), don’t forget to invite me…

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Lot #34

Donation of

Archie McLaren
Santa Barbara & Avila Beach, California

One of the Greatest Vintages of Champagne in History, One for the Ages that Will Evolve for Decades…

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One of the Greatest Vintages of Champagne in History, One for the Ages that Will Evolve for Decades…

1996 Champagne, a Transcendent Vintage
- Bollinger - Grande Annee - Brut
- Bollinger Extra Brut
- Clos des Goisses - Philipponnat - Brut
- Pol Roger - Sir Winston Churchill - Brut
- Krug - A Reims - Maison - Brut
- Salon - Blanc de Blancs - Le Mesnil - Brut
- Billecart - Salmon - Le Clos Saint - Hilaire
- Gosset Celebrais - Elabore - Brut
- Dom Ruinart - Brut Rose
- Dom Perignon - Rose - Moet et Chandona Epernay   (Bronze Lable)
- Dom Perignon - Rose - Moet et Chandona Epernay    (Silver Lable)
- Dom Perignon - Oenotheque - Dom Pierre Perignon Hautvillers - Brut
- Luis Roederer - Cristal - Brut Rose - Marque Deposee
- Luis Roederer - Cristal - Brut Rose - Marque Deposee
- La Grande Dame - Venve Clicquot Ponsardin - Brut
- Henriot - Cuvee Des Enchanteleurs - Brut

Total of Sixteen Bottles of Tete de Cuvees from an stupendously superb vintage…

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Lot #35

Donation of

Yangphel Private, Ltd
Karma Lotey
Chief Executive Officer
Yangphel Priva te Limited®
Bhutan
&
The Central Coast Wine Classic Foundation
Avila Beach & Santa Barbara, California

“The Essence of Bhutan” An Incredible Ten-Day Trip to Bhutan for two People Hosted by Yangphel Private, Ltd, the Leading Adventure Travel Company in Bhutan

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“The Essence of Bhutan” An Incredible Ten-Day Trip to Bhutan for two People Hosted by Yangphel Private, Ltd, the Leading Adventure Travel Company in Bhutan

This is only the second time we have offered this extremely exotic destination, and we are once again privileged to do so and excited about the depth and breadth of the adventure…

EXPLORING THE DRAGON KINGDOM
The Essence of Bhutan - 9 Nights and 10 Days
Everything cannot be captured in writing, seeing is believing

The Kingdom of Bhutan lies in the Eastern Himalayas, between Tibet to the north, the Indian territories of Assam and West Bengal to the south and east, and Sikkim to the west. The kingdom is roughly the size of Switzerland and is bounded on the north by the Tibetan Plateau, where the mountain heights reach 23,500 feet. The population is approximately the same as San Francisco, 750,000 people, so you will feel the Zen of Bhutan throughout your adventure…

Please be Advised That Travel to BHUTAN for Redemption of This Auction Lot MUST Take Place Within One Year of Winning the Lot Offering at the 2017 Central Coast Wine Classic Auction on Saturday, August 26, 2017. The Full Package Tour Within Bhutan IS an Integral Component of This Auction Lot Offering

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Lot #36

Donation of

Artist Yuroz
Burbank, California
Jim Clendenen
Au Bon Climat
Santa Maria, California
and
Archie McLaren
Santa Barbara & Avila Beach, California

“Genuflection,” A Unique Blend of Pinot Noir from the Central Coast & Sonoma, the Introduction of a Fine Pinot Noir Wine That Will Never be Duplicated as Archie has held onto the remaining Magnums and with, Jim, the Ultimate Blend. Genuflection was contained in only Two Salmanazars; this is the remaining One!

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“Genuflection,” A Unique Blend of Pinot Noir from the Central Coast & Sonoma, the Introduction of a Fine Pinot Noir Wine That Will Never be Duplicated as Archie has held onto the remaining Magnums and with, Jim, the Ultimate Blend. Genuflection was contained in only Two Salmanazars; this is the remaining One!

One 9 liter Salmanazar Etched & Hand-Painted with the Commemorative Art of Yuroz by Candice Norcross, of a Unique Pinot Noir Blend of 2014 Au Bon Climat Cuvée Isabelle, Cuvée Knox Alexander, & Barham Mendelsohn, Isabelle Created from the Best Barrels of Specific Vineyard Sites Such as Bien Nacido, Sanford & Benedict, Talley Rincon & Mt. Carmel and Knox Alexander of 50% Dijon Clones and 50% Traditional California Selections Planted by Jim Clendenen at the Higher Elevations of Bien Nacido Vineyard, and Barham Mendelsohn Russian River Valley.

Genuflection is the Brainchild Collaboration of Artist Yuroz, Vintner Jim Clendenen & Pinot Noir Aficionado Archie McLaren to create and present a Unique Limited Edition collaboration that will never be repeated as an Auction Offering, as this is the only remaining Nine Liter Bottle that exists.. This uniquely aesthetic artistic Salmanazar and the wine contained inside it is the result of the collaborative vision of Jim, Archie & Yuri!

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Lot #36

Donation of

Artist Yuroz
Burbank, California
and
Archie McLaren
Santa Barbara & Avila Beach, California

A 2009 Central Coast Wine Classic Commemorative Painting by Yuroz “Celebration!”, An Original Oil on Panel Created Especially for the 2009 Central Coast Wine Classic, Won at That Time by Archie McLaren & Donated for the 32nd Annual Central Coast Wine Classic by Archie

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A 2009 Central Coast Wine Classic Commemorative Painting by Yuroz “Celebration!”, An Original Oil on Panel Created Especially for the 2009 Central Coast Wine Classic, Won at That Time by Archie McLaren & Donated for the 32nd Annual Central Coast Wine Classic by Archie

I have owned this original painting and the Salmanazar containing this special wine since 2009! I do not know what is possessing me to dispossess it; perhaps it is due to the fact that the bottle holds and entire case, and I feel that it still needs a few years in the bottle. OR perhaps I could not find a crystal Riedel straw sizeable enough to suck it down effectively. In all honesty, the wine is extraordinary, far too worthy not to linger over it. I know several things for certain: The art and wine are incredible, as I have had the art on my wall away from the heat and sun for all these years, and I consumed several bottles of the wine, as six came with the lot in 2009. AND you will not find another like it; There Is Only ONE Original, and Here It Is!

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Lot #37

Donation of

Justin Baldwin, Founder
JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
Paso Robles, California

An Intimate Look into a Renowned & Now Iconic Paso Robles Pioneer Three Couples Will Join JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery Founder, Justin Baldwin, for an Unforgettable Amalgamation of Travel, Wine, Food & Art. This Offering Includes: Luncheon at The restaurant at Justin, One Overnight Stay for Three Couples at JUST Inn Luxury Suites, Reception at JUSTIN Chateau, an Exclusive Tour & Tasting, all at the Incredibly Beautiful Winery on the West Side of Paso Robles, As Well AS a Four-Course Wine-Paired Dinner and Art Tour at Justin Baldwin’s Big Horn Club Estate in Palm Desert…

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An Intimate Look into a Renowned & Now Iconic Paso Robles Pioneer Three Couples Will Join JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery Founder, Justin Baldwin, for an Unforgettable Amalgamation of Travel, Wine, Food & Art. This Offering Includes: Luncheon at The restaurant at Justin, One Overnight Stay for Three Couples at JUST Inn Luxury Suites, Reception at JUSTIN Chateau, an Exclusive Tour & Tasting, all at the Incredibly Beautiful Winery on the West Side of Paso Robles, As Well AS a Four-Course Wine-Paired Dinner and Art Tour at Justin Baldwin’s Big Horn Club Estate in Palm Desert…

After Experiencing the Winery, it will be time to meet the Man Himself and get a glimpse of what is behind some of his inspiration. Three Couples will receive the Unique and Exclusive Opportunity to Dine with Justin Baldwin at his Big Horn Club estate in Palm Desert.

Guests will begin the evening with a Private Curated Tour of Justin’s Extensive mid-century Art Collection, Including Lichtenstein, Motherwell, Ruscha and more, followed by a poolside champagne reception overlooking the Coachella Valley. To follow, a special dinner will commence featuring four courses, paired with Rare Older Vintages of Justin’s ISOSCELES and other JUSTIN iconic wines pulled directly from Justin Baldwin’s personal collection.

This Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience is Guaranteed to be Wholly, Comprehensively Unforgettable…

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Lot #38

Donation of

Opus One
CEO David Pearson
Oakville, California

A Private Reception and Twilight Tour & Tasting at Opus One for Six Guests, Including Fine Champagne & Caviar in the Winery’s Salon Paired with Especially Prepared Hors D’oeuvres, Followed by a Private Tour of the Salient Architectural Spaces of Opus One, Culminating with a Two-Vintage Tasting of Opus One in the Grand Chai Tasting Room, Also Paired with Especially Prepared Hors D’oeuvres

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A Private Reception and Twilight Tour & Tasting at Opus One for Six Guests, Including Fine Champagne & Caviar in the Winery’s Salon Paired with Especially Prepared Hors D’oeuvres, Followed by a Private Tour of the Salient Architectural Spaces of Opus One, Culminating with a Two-Vintage Tasting of Opus One in the Grand Chai Tasting Room, Also Paired with Especially Prepared Hors D’oeuvres

The Opus One Private Twilight Tour and Tasting is reserved exclusively for special charity donations.

The genesis of Opus One wine can be traced to 1970 at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii where Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild met for the very first time and began their collaboration to merge old world and new world wine styles into one grand opus. The joint venture between Mondavi and Baron Rothschild was announced in 1980, though plans for the winery had been developing between the two men since the early 1970s. In 1980, Mondavi sold 35 acres from his To Kalon Vineyard in the Oakville AVA to the joint venture that would serve as the backbone for the blend. The first vintage from this block was released in 1985 and soon the estate built the large exquisitely designed limestone in Oakville that has become an icon of the Napa Valley.

A Blending of the Light and of the Land!

Rising gently from the earth around it, the Opus One winery does not rush to reveal itself. The building sits in harmony with its natural surroundings, offering a soft transition from the vineyard to its lush, green grass exterior. Just as it honors the land, it honors the light.

A Blending of Cultures!

Architect Scott Johnson has referred to the winery he designed as “inverted, like a jewel box.” The building’s arresting profile balances the classic heritage of French chateaux with the modern simplicity of contemporary California. The building represents a physical manifestation of the founders’ shared vision for a marriage of two cultures in the pursuit of a wine of absolute quality.

You will experience Opus One as few others are able, as our long-time Dear Friend, David Pearson is the Opus One CEO and is joining us for our Thirty-Second Annual Wine Classic!

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Lot #39

Donation of

Archie McLaren
Avila Beach & Santa Barbara, California

Napa Friends, An Incredible Array!!! Napa Wines, from the Mountains to the Valleys but not to the Prairies or the Oceans White with Foam! These are from Our Dear Napa Friends Other Than Beth Nickel & David Pearson, Such as Bill & Cindy Swanson, Kathleen Heitz, Deb & Ed Fitz from Brand, Joe & Pat Harbison, Tim Mondavi, Delia Viader, the Halls, etc., etc., etc.

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Napa Friends, An Incredible Array!!! Napa Wines, from the Mountains to the Valleys but not to the Prairies or the Oceans White with Foam! These are from Our Dear Napa Friends Other Than Beth Nickel & David Pearson, Such as Bill & Cindy Swanson, Kathleen Heitz, Deb & Ed Fitz from Brand, Joe & Pat Harbison, Tim Mondavi, Delia Viader, the Halls, etc., etc., etc.

Total of 130 (One Hundred & Thirty) 750 ML Bottles & 9 (Nine) Magnums, a Stunning Array of Beautifully Created and Stored Fine Wines of the Napa Valley…

If Your Bidding is Enthusiastic, You might Expect Additional Superlative Wines, such as for Example, Pride Mountain, Diamond Creek, Herb Lamb, Spottswoode, etc., etc; however, you will need to be enthusiastic!!!

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Lot #40

Donation of

Archie McLaren
Avila Beach & Santa Barbara, California

Vineyard 29 & Grace Family Vineyard, Sharing One of the Most Special Terroirs on the Napa Valley Floor, And They Are Contiguous to Each Other…

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Vineyard 29 & Grace Family Vineyard, Sharing One of the Most Special Terroirs on the Napa Valley Floor, And They Are Contiguous to Each Other…

Many years ago I was introduced to the wines of Grace Family Vineyard by a Dear Friend who was a wine indulger and a musician, two marvelously symbiotic interests (Just ask Sting and Sammy Hagar!). From that time, I focused on the specific site of such rare and fine wines, and determined that it was a location that was going to show the Valley Floor in a most positive light, so to speak.

AND in that Vineyard Vein…

1992 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1998 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1998 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1998 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1998 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1998 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1998 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1999 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1999 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2000 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2000 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2000 - Vineyard 29  Red Wine  Napa
2001 - Vineyard 29  Red Wine  Napa
2001 - Vineyard 29  Red Wine  Napa
2001 - Vineyard 29  Red Wine  Napa
2002 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2003 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2004 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2004 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2004 - Vineyard 29  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1993 - Vineyard 29 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1994 - Vineyard 29 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1995 - Vineyard 29 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1996 - Vineyard 29 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1997 - Vineyard 29 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1994 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1998 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
1999 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2000 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2001 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2002 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2003 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2004 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2005 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2005 - Grace Family Vineyard  Cabernet Sauvignon  Napa
2005 - Grace Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa -Etched, Hand Painted & Signed (Wooden Box)

Thirty-Six Bottles, One Etched, Hand-Painted & Signed…

An astounding collection from one of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon locations in the world! When you enjoy the 1992 Vineyard 29, please invite me!

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Lot #41

Donation of

John & Laurie Tilson
Montecito, California

Dinner for Eight People in the Montecito Estate of John & Laurie Tilson, Beginning with a Rare & Venerable Champagne, and Continuing with Rare White & Red Burgundies from John’s Incredible Collection

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Dinner for Eight People in the Montecito Estate of John & Laurie Tilson, Beginning with a Rare & Venerable Champagne, and Continuing with Rare White & Red Burgundies from John’s Incredible Collection

Speaking of Great Dinners with Great Wines, This Offering is One of Our Most Sought-After Fine Wine Dinners, as Central Coast Wine Classic 2011 Fine Wine Honoree, John Tilson, Editor of The Underground Wine Letter, is one of the most prominent collectors in America, and his support of exceptional cutting-edge wineries such as Diamond Creek, Mount Eden and Ridge, as well as Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy, is legendary among aficionados. John’s offering to the Wine Classic for special dinners, sometimes with the Winemakers, featuring multiple bottles of these rare and expensive wines is most generous, and we are deeply appreciative, as you no doubt will be.

In the Tilson cellar lie wines of the greatest wine properties in the world. John’s collection is simply too comprehensive to be described, and he is one the world’s most erudite Rare Wine Experts. The menu and wines that were served during his last Champagne and Burgundy Dinner for the Wine Classic were mind-boggling in the most positive sense. John included a couple of other rare wines from Spain and Germany for variety.

You may anticipate other manifestations of amazing vinous comestible at this gorgeous estate!

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Lot #42

Donation of

Doug Margerum
Margerum Wine Company
Los Olivos & Buellton, California

A Luncheon at the Winery at a time to be mutually arranged (but within one year of the date of the Auction) with a Vertical of Ten Years of M5 wines, preceded by an Estate Vineyard Tour and  then Lunch with other interesting Library wines from our collection.  For Six People

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A Luncheon at the Winery at a time to be mutually arranged (but within one year of the date of the Auction) with a Vertical of Ten Years of M5 wines, preceded by an Estate Vineyard Tour and  then Lunch with other interesting Library wines from our collection.  For Six People

The Winning Bidders will enjoy an afternoon at one of the finest and most propitiously located winery properties in Santa Barbara County, a now iconic name and location in the Santa Ynez Valley, where winemaker and owner, Doug Margerum, will not simply host you but will share the details of his winery vision and the elements of creating Rhone-Style Blends, for which Margerum is quite renowned.

Doug is a very interesting and convivial person and a terrific host. We know that you will enjoy his companionship immensely.

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Lot #43

Donation of

Archie McLaren
Avila Beach & Santa Barbara, California

A Dessert Wine Collection From Throughout California and the World…

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A Dessert Wine Collection From Throughout California and the World…

This collection was gathered by me over the years from Hither, Thither & Yon. At a certain point in time, I forgot about them, as they were in a relatively obscure location in the cellar. They have been stored in perfect conditions for approximately 25 to 30 years in some instances. They are now ready to drink! Sometimes detachment is a blessing. Feel blessed and enjoy the viscous textures and multi-level flavors of these truly esoteric dessert wines…

Desert Wines - 1/2 Bottles
1978 - Chateau Ste Michelle - Ice Wine - Washington
1985 - Eagle Ridge Winery - Late Harvest Zinfandel - Sonoma
No Date - Eagle Ridge Winery - Late Harvest Zinfandel - Sonoma
1985 - Santino Zinfandel - Amador
1985 - Kenwood Late Harvest Joannisberg Riesling - Sonoma
1986 - Nevada City - White Riesling Botrytised
1986 - Nevada City - White Riesling Botrytised
1986 - Chalk Hill Late Harvest Semillon - Sonoma
1986 - Fieldstone  Late Harvest Gewurztraminer Healdberg
1986 - Lazy Creek Vineyard - Late Harvest Riesling - Mendocino
1986 - Topaz Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon Late Harvest - Napa
1986 - Audubon Collection Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc - Berkeley
1987 - Wild Hog Hill Late Harvest Riesling - Bohan Vineyard - Sonoma
1987 - Mirassou Johannisberg Riesling - Botrytis - Monterey
1988 - Robert Pecota "Sweet Andrea" Muscat Blanc - Calistoga
1988 - Finale Chateau De Balin - Late Harvest Symphony - Sonoma
1989 - Adler Fels Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc - Sonoma
1989 - Conn Creek Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc - Napa
1989 - Navarro Vineyards Gewurztraminer Late Harvest - Mendocino
1989 - Tapaz Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon Late Harvest - Napa
1990 - Handley Late Harvest White Riesling - Anderson Valley
1990 - Rancho Sisquoc - Johnnisberg Riesling - Santa Maria
1991 - De Loach Late Harvest Gewurztraminer - Russian River Valley
1991 - Freemark Abbey Edelwein Gold Sweet Johnnisberg Riesling - St. Helena
1991 - Geyser Peak Late Harvest Johnnisberg Riesling - Russian River Valley
1993 - Electra Orange Muscat - Madera
1994 - Wild Horse Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc - Edna Valley
1996 - Angelica Elena Joseph Filippi Winery - Rancho Cucamonga
1997 - Weingut Robert Weil Rheingau Riesling - Kiedrich Grafenberg Eiswein / Rheingau
1997 - Beringer "Nightingal" Sauvignon Blanc / Semillion - Napa
2002 - Cambells Rutherglen Muscat - Rutherglen Vic - Australia
2003 - Tablas Creek Vin De Palle Quintessence - El Paso de Robles
2006 - Campbells Rutherglen Muscat - Australia
2013 - Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling Mosel - Germany
2013 - Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling Mosel - Germany

Total of Thirty-Six Rare & Unique Dessert Wines in 375 ML Bottles

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Lot #44

Donation of

Archie McLaren
Avila Beach & Santa Barbara, California

The Perrot-Minot Family Shares the Burgundian Vision With You!

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The Perrot-Minot Family Shares the Burgundian Vision With You!

A Collection of Perrot-Minot’s Top Burgundies from the exceptional 2004 & 2005 Vintages

Christophe Perrot - Minot & Henri Perrot - Minot
2004 - Henri Perrot - Minot - Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vignes
2004 - Henri Perrot - Minot - Chambolle Musigny Premier Cru "La Combe D'Orveau" Vieilles Vignes
2004 - Henri Perrot - Minot - Charmes Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
2004 - Henri Perrot - Minot - Morey Saint - Denis Premier Cru "La Riotte"  Vieilles Vignes
2004 - Henri Perrot - Minot - Mazoyeres Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
2004 - Christophe Perrot - Minot - Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Selection
2004 - Christophe Perrot - Minot - Clos Vougeot
2004 - Christophe Perrot - Minot - Vosne Romanee Premier Cru "Les  Beaux Monts" Vieilles Vignes
2004 - Christophe Perrot - Minot - Nuits Saint-Georges Premier Cru "La Richemone" Vieilles Vignes
2005 - Christophe Perrot - Minot Chambertin "Clos De Beze Vieilles Vignes
2005 - Christophe Perrot - Minot Chambertin "Clos De Beze Vieilles Vignes
2005 - Christophe Perrot - Minot Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru Vielles Vignes
2005 - Christophe Perrot - Minot Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru Vielles Vignes
2005 - Christophe Perrot - Minot Clos Vougeot
2005 - Henri Perrot - Minot - Charmes Chambertin
2005 - Henri Perrot - Minot - Mazoyeres Chambertin Vielles Vignes
2005 - Perrot - Minot- Voshe Romanee - Premier Cru Aux Brulees Vielles Vignes
2005 - Perrot - Minot- Voshe Romanee - Premier Cru Aux Brulees Vielles Vignes
2005 - Henri Perrot - Minot Charmes Chambertin Vielles Vignes
2005 - Henri Perrot - Minot Mazoyeres Chambertin Vielles Vignes

Total of Twenty Bottles of exceptional Burgundy from a first-rate Domaine from consecutive superlative vintages. The 2005 is particularly outstanding, in fact quite esteemed…And when you see Vieilles Vignes, you are in for a major treat from special venerable vines.

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Lot #45

Donation of

The Central Coast Wine Classic Foundation
Avila Beach, California

A Wrought Iron Cellar Stand Containing One Dozen Magnums of Fine Wine Associated with the Presenting of the Central Coast Wine Classic Over the Years, Including Some Rare Commemorative Magnums

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A Wrought Iron Cellar Stand Containing One Dozen Magnums of Fine Wine Associated with the Presenting of the Central Coast Wine Classic Over the Years, Including Some Rare Commemorative Magnums

The Magnum Bottles in the Stand Are As Follows:

Bottle #1
1998 KCBX / Wine Classic Commemorative Cuvee
Penfolds 1996 - Shiraz Bin 128"
1996 - Qupe Syrah "Bien Nacido Hillside Estate"
1996 - Tablas Creek Mourvedre "French Clone"
1996 - Tablas Creek Syrah "French Clone"
1996 - Tablas Creek Cunoise "French Clone"
1996 - Zaca Mesa Syrah "Misty Ridge Upper Slope
" 1996 - Zaca Mesa Viognier "Misty Ridge"

Bottle #2
1998 - KCBX / Central Coast Wine Classic Commemorative Cuvee
A very Special Rhone Varietal Blend
Penfolds/ Qupe / Tablas Creek / Zaca Mesa, Artist Sally Bailey

Bottle #3
2001 - Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon / Petit Verdot / Merlot
Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard Napa

Bottle #4
2005 - Hyde & De Villaine Families Syrah
Hyde Vineyards, Napa

Bottle #5      (No Date)
Peter Michael Winery "Belle Cote" Chardonnay
Mountain Vineyards Knights Valley, Sonoma

Bottle #6
2005 - Talley Vineyards Chardonnay
Rosemary's Vineyard, Arroyo Grande (signed)

Bottle #7
KCBX / Central Coast Wine Classic
Rhone Varietal Barrel Cuvee 2002 Vintage
EBERLE WINERY, Gary Eberle
FOXEN VINEYARD, Bill Wathen
JUSTIN VINEYARDS & WINERY, Justin & Deborah Baldwin
TABLAS CREEK VINEYARDS, Neil Collins
WILD HORSE WINERY, Ken Volk
10 of 30 Magnums

Bottle # 8
KCBX / Central Coast Wine Classic
MAKOR, Jim Adelman
PEACHY CANYON, Doug Beckett
PIEDRA CREEK WINERY, Romeo Zuech
RANCHO ARROYO GRANDE, Gary & Thereza Verboon
SAUCELITO CANYON VINEYARD, Bill Greenough
STEPHEN ROSS WINE CELLARS, Stephen Ross
18 of 30 Magnums

Bottle #9
2002 - Roederer Estate   L'Ermitage
BRUT Anderson Valley, Philo

Bottle #10
2001 - Viader Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc
Deer Park, Napa Valley
Bottle #11
San Luis Obispo Vintners & Growers Association
Commemorative Cuvee
13th Harvest Celebration, November 1, 2003
2002 - Baileyana - Edna Valley Pinot Noir, Firepeak Vineyards

Bottle #12
2001 Foxen Foothills Reserve
Merlot / Cabernet Franc, Vogelzang & Westerley Vineyards
Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria

A Unique Collection of Twelve Special Wine Classic Magnums with Diverse Themes…

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Lot #46

Donation of

Archie McLaren
Avila Beach & Santa Barbara, California

An Astoundingly Visually Creative Fine Wine Artist Barrel “The Goddess of Exquisite Grapes,” Carol Paulson Artist

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An Astoundingly Visually Creative Fine Wine Artist Barrel “The Goddess of Exquisite Grapes,” Carol Paulson Artist

“I live by an estuary that inhales and exhales on a six-hour rhythm. I am in love with the color, light and shapes of this world, so I make art with it whenever I Can using whatever materials move me; paint, canvas, clay from a river bed, twigs from the creeks willow, globes from the swap meet. My art has been described as “unrealistically real with a twist of magic.” I work from real life and imagination.”

“When the barrel rolled from the truck bed to the studio floor it was already in the Chrysalis stage. Placed upright, the barrel was left to simmer for days. Internal steam gathered; blue gas escaped undetected.

Admiring the craftsmanship of the barrel, I decided to build upon it rather than cut into it. That’s when “It” became “She,” the Goddess of Exquisite Grapes. A blue genie escaped the barrel as hologram of hot mist, reaching temperatures up to 1500 degrees, slicing and melting wine bottles during the metamorphosis.

A guardian of the birds, a friend to the bees, it is this goddess who decides if the harvest will be bountiful, the grapes exquisite. She is a force of Mother Nature, full of strength and grace, ready to be of service where ever She glides…”

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It is the Boy in the Beret commenting now! When I first encountered this incredible barrel, I was the auctioneer at a San Luis Obispo Vintners & Growers Association event at Tolosa Winery entitled Barrels R Art. I was obviously compelled to Auction Her; however, I warned the huddled Barrel Art lovers assembled that she was “going home with me,” and indeed she did for many years, comfortably ensconced in my temperature-controlled Wine Cellar in Avila Beach. Parting with Her is one of the most emotional wine-oriented challenges I can imagine; however, the time has come, and I will force myself to capitulate for your benefit. You had better treat Her with awe and respect; she deserves same and more…

AND You Gracious and Generous Wine Classic Patrons, Please Accept Our Respect & Gratitude for Your Continuing Thoughtful Support. All of Us Who Are Associated With the Fruition of the Thirty-Second Annual Central Coast Wine Classic Are Most Deeply Appreciative.

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