Vintage Eve Circa 6/2011: The CLASSIC Results

The last time I co-chaired a big wine event, Pour Into Haiti with Roman Weiser and David Schutz, I counted on these two very capable men to harness the winery help while I could focus on being the social networking butterfly.  With the Circle of Hope (COH) taking over the Betty Ferguson Foundation’s Vine 2 Wine…I was able to attract the big gun behind the former SCV Wine Classic, Jeff Jacobson, to persuade and secure the wineries. Enter the inaugural Vine 2 Wine CLASSIC.

2013-vine-2-wine-classic-banner1The event committee, headed by expert event planner Shawneen Rubay and COH Executive Director Ray Tippet, included Judy Penman, Cheryl Gray, Steve Cravitz, Nicole Weir, wine chair Jeff Jacobson, with Janice Murray and myself as the event co-chairs.

This was far beyond my realm. Several meetings whizzed by. Fast forward to the morning of the event and my husband Eddie and I found ourselves picking up dozens of cases of wine from Jeff’s house and helping him unload at the event site. It was dizzying working alongside the volunteers all morning. When it was lunch time – Jeff had arranged for all of the volunteers to have lunch – he gave the wine pourers a quick pep talk and…we were off.

Eddie, planning on working the sparkling table we were assigned to together, was left with about six other women instead…as I was the official “greeter” that thanked all of the guests for supporting COH. (A note on our table: John Carter, the owner of, gave me a gold-plated Champagne opener to use. Remove the cage, clamp the serrated edges on the cork, turn the bottle, and voilà, it worked like a charm!)

Once inside guests could look at original art, have some lunch, listen to music, bid on silent auction items, partake in a “wine pull”, enjoy the Beer Garden of Hope or…taste wine. At one point our local radio-personality Janice Murray called me up to the microphone. She said to tell people some kind of wine hint, my mind when blank, I think I stammered, “Stay away from my library wine tables, that’s all for me” in my usual charming way.

This is what guests found on their own:

CLASSIC surprises

We keep some secrets from the general public which included the wine yoke, a fabric necklace with several sturdy grips for a wine glass because, as I told guests as they entered, “Circle of Hope cares….and wants you to be comfortable and hands-free for the tasting today.”

The “Library” wine donators weren’t made public before the event as well as exactly what rare wines may be available.

And, since we had to move from a few tents to a few tents plus three pavilions, two were named after Betty Ferguson Foundation Founders Judy Cox and Marjanne Priest and one was named for the Circle of Hope Founder, Colleen Shaffer.


When Jeff asked me to go to all of the tents to thank the volunteers and the winery representatives for coming out to support the event, I took the time to also check in with guests to ask what their favorite wine of the day was. And though I mentioned their favorite exact “descriptor” in this week’s Eve’s Wine 101 YouTube (link) …I’m not putting that in print. (Suffice to say, the volunteers, winery representatives and guests all had a great experience and we’re already looking forward to next year’s event.)

Elizabeth Hopp: 2000 Talley Pinot Noir.

Cathy Martin: 2006 Silver Oak Magnum at the Circle of Hope table.

Rose Chegwin by way of Kathy Crone: Les Deux Chats and Pulchella. (Our local winemakers!)

Leah Granen: The Martinelli table.

Marlee Lauffer: 1999 William Selyem Pinot Noir served at Jeff Jacobson’s library wine table.

Diane Ghilardi: Pulchella and Morello Pinot Noir (Nick Morello, you may remember, was the first manager at Valencia Wine Co., made wines at Leona Valley, and now, I can attest, makes an outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.)

Amanda Bahnmaier: Clos La Chance 08 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Pulchella.

Kelly Abbott: The dry Italian sparkling wine and Pulchella.

Dr. Andrew Friend: 06 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon at the Jacobson library table.

Janice Murray: Rotari Brut and Rose.

Michael Parks: Leona Valley Malbec.

John Geraci: Morello Pinot Noir and Les Deux Chats Zinfandel.

Sheryl Geraci: Morello Chardonnay.

Dr. Rex Baumgartner: 06 Stage Leap Cabernet Sauvignon

Ramon Rebel: A Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the French Wine Table.

And a nice, non x-rated quote from Steve-looking-sharp-Chegwin: “It’s like the Vine 2 Wine and The Classic Merged!” Ding! Ding! Ding!

CLASSIC sightings

Clyde and Colleen Shaffer, Judy Cox, Marjanne Priest, Moe, Linda and Alex Hafizi, Laine Hedwell and Marlee Lauffer, Judy Penman, Michele Buttleman, Jim Walker, Bob Keller, Cheryl Gray, Ray, Janey and Jason Tippet, Geoffrey and Shawneen Rubay, Amanda Bahnmaier, Don and Cheryl Dellepiane, John and Sheryl Geraci, Steve and Cathy Martin, Mike and Pam Ripling, Ken and Patrice Rifkind, Sharyn Buncick, Shaun and Ivy Pierson, Sharon Lindquist and all of her lovely Wine-y Women, Oriana John, Bruce and Tamara Brown, Darrin and Cathy Craig, Steve and Rose Chegwin, Yvonne Matute and her daughter, Christina Scott Haselbusch, Ron Horton, Rich Soto and Jane Bettencourt-Soto, Larry Barbro, Lois Bauccio, Kathy Crone, Dan and Janine Jones, Bob and Susie Majesky, Patrick, Barbara and Brittney Raach, Terry Bucknall, Maria Strmsek, Michael Parks, Diana Vose, John and Tera McHugh, Maureen McKaughan, Leah Granen, Jenifer Costin, Kelly Anderson Phen, Linda Woolf, Judith Cassis, Dr. Rex Baumgartner, Ramon Rebel, Shelley Hann, Mary Reuschel, Bob and Susie Majesky, Kevin Kistler, Dr. Andrew Friend, Liz Seipel, Ron Horton and the two very nice undercover “Matrix-Looking” policemen.

CLASSIC thanks

So many local pals stepped up to volunteer! Janice Murray, Sue Saffir, Steve and Amy Elzer, Jeff, Joan and Julie Jacobson, Eddie Bushman, Steve and Julie Cravitz, Dean Funk, Mary Bradway, Tom and Jenny Lukas, DiMaggio Washington, Les Hershberger and Mamie Wong, Roger and Gwen Gertz, Chef Tamra Levine, Claudia Sheridan, Danise Davis, Jami Kennedy, Doug Penman, Ralph Gray, Diane Ghilardi, Nicole Weir, Nick Morello, Steve and Megan Lemley, Nate Hasper, Wendy Ora Roberts, Lee Yoon, John Burton, Casey Boshae, Corey Jones, Mark Abraham, Randy Bartlett, Russ and Nancy Briley, Denise Cardamone, Priscilla Faubel, John Whitman, Jim Schaffert, Corey Ann Koontx Jones, Lisa Van Blarcom, Roman Weiser, Beth Heiserman, Greg Moss, Krystal Anderson, Heidi Brook-Meyers, Randy and Cherie Bartlett, Corey Jones, David Reynolds, Kelly Abbott, Kathy Rutherford, Gary Stein, Russ and Leslie Bretall, Scott and Susan Hand, Don Kelly, Steve and Julie Sturgeon, Jo Ann Vindigni, Don Kelly, Tim and Barb Heinzel, Patty Blazer, Darrell and Judy Gilbert, Lisa Valenti, Paul Vernier, Laura Romano, John Whitman, Bonnie Stauch, Mike and Sue Wynn, Mark and Pat Abraham, Don and Donna Heese, Sandy Brandon, Mike and Sue Wynn, Wayne and Rhonda Durand, Don and Joyce Woodmansee, Ken and Marilyn Euken, Friends of Kevin Byrne, Kevin Byrne, Saheer and Sabrina Ali, Heidi Wiss, Beth Greenwald, Don and Diane Scudamore.

I also asked Jeff Jacobson what he would like to add: “We want to especially thank all the wineries for trusting in our “great expectation” that the event would be attended by so many people that their attendance, as with the Wine Classic, would be worth their while, and to single out two very important people whose ongoing support was paramount in importance: John Burton of Southern Wine & Spirits of So. California, who recruited several wineries for the event, and Kevin Byrne of Wine Warehouse who not only recruited several wineries, but also ran the Beer Garden of Hope. Without the ongoing support of these amazing and generous people, as well as our friends who donated those incredible library wines from their own cellars, as well as the volunteers, we could not have had such an outstanding event, particularly on less than three months’ notice.”


Salt Creek Grille Catering, Cake Goodness, M & W Gourmet Foods, McClaren’s Shortbread, Toffee DeJour, Jersey Mike’s and Sam’s Specialty Sausages kept guests happy. (Tickets weren’t needed for tastings, and the food was included in the overall ticket price.)


Dave Ford & the Last Set, Kelly’s Lot and Stagg Street Band Rhythm Section. Walking through the venue I happened upon a young woman, Brittney Westover, that sang between band sets. Brittney works, and often performs, at the Roman Holiday Wine Lounge. She brought me to tears when she sang from an opera for us today!

CLASSIC artists

Georgette Arison, Jaylene Armstrong, Janine Ayers, Lisa Barr, Donna Boydston, Evie Cook, Hector Fernandez, Laurie Finkelstein, Sandy Fisher, Zony Gordon, Olga Kaczmar, Cheri Marcovitch, Gerda Maxey, Jane Mick, Trae Mundt, Patty O’Hearn, Laurelle Quintero, Dale & Pat Thayer, David Veal, Lynn Wolverton-Parker, Leroy Ward and Ross Walhburg.

CLASSIC Sponsors

Canyon Country Magazine, Elite Magazine, HotSpot SCV, KHTS, Santa Clarita Valley Magazine, The Signal, THEsaurus FILMS, A1 Rentals, Andy Gump, Burrtec, Copper Eagle Security, KEI Management, KISS Storage, Mann Biomedical Park, Newhall Ice, Roman Holiday Wine Lounge, Santa Clarita Photographic Studio, Sheila Veloz Breast Imaging Center, SOS Productions, Southern Wine & Spirits of Southern California, International Wines and Wine Warehouse.

CLASSIC Beer in the Beer Garden of Hope

Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Lost Coast Brewery, Napa Smith Brewery and Mission Brewery, were manned by volunteers Doug Penman and Sam Senner. A note on Sam: He flew in from Alaska to assist at the event! He not only helped in the Beer Garden of Hope but also stepped in to make pulled pork with the many other tireless volunteers.


You’ll just have to stay tuned to find out the date and venue for next year. But, before I give you a taste of the wines, just a thank you to everyone that made this event so successful.   From the volunteers to the guests and back around to the women with breast cancer we strive to help, take pride in knowing that you strengthened the circle of hope last Sunday. Learn more here:

The CLASSIC wines

Circle of Hope Table of Sparkling wines of the world
NV Santa Julia Brut Rose, Argentina
NV Mumm Brut Prestige, Napa
NV Rotari Brut Rose, — Aldo Adige, Italy
NV Abbazia Asti Spumante, Italy
NV Segura Viudas Brut Reserve Cava, Spain
NV Segura Viudas Brut Reserve Cava Rose, Spain
NV Veuve du Vernay Brut, France
NV Piper Sonoma Brut, California
2007 Gerard Bertrand Cremnt de Limoux Brut, France
NV Sekt Extra Dry Rose, Germany
2008 Terra Sparkling Malbec, Argentina
NV Lucien Albrecht Brut Rose, Cremant d’Alsace, France
NV Graham Beck Brut Rose, South Africa
Circle of Hope Table of Italian wines
2006 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva
2008 Di Majo Norante Sangiovese San Girogio Molise Terra Degle Osci
2008 Fontanafredda Barbera d’Alba Briccontondo
NV Rotari sparkler rose, Aldo Adige
NV Bellussi Spumante Prosecco Valdobiadene
Moscato d’ Asti, Il Conte d’Alba
2009 Masi Pinot Grigio
2008 Di Majo Norante Sangiovese Molise
2008 sportoletti Assisi Rosso
2007 Sirch Ribolla Gialla
Wines from Australia and New Zealand
2008 Overhill Shiraz McLaren Vale Red Silk
2009 Rata Sauvignon Blanc, Marlboro
2009 Terroir Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand
2008 D’Arenberg Shiraz, “The Stump Jump,” McLaren Vale
2009 D’Arenberg Viognier-Marsanne, “The Hermit Crab,” McLaren Vale
2008 Leeuwin Riesling, Margaret River Art Series
Wines of South Africa
2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Sugar Bush
2008 Boekenhoustkloof Syrah Porcupine Ridge
2008 Boekenhoustkloof Wolftrap Red (Meritage)
2008 Ken Forester Petit Chenin Blanc
2009 Ken Forester Petit Pinotage
2005 Stellekaya (S. Africa) Cabernet
2008 Man Vintners Pinotage
2009 Indaba Chard (So. Africa) — may have enough for the White wines tables.
2008 Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 Delheim Cab Sauv. Shiraz (So. Aftica)
Interesting White Wines of the World
2005 Pinot Gris Albert Mann, Furstntum Grand Crue, Alsace
2007 Can Feixes Penedes Blanc
2007 Chardonnay, Flora Springs, Napa Vlley
2009 Huber Gruner Veltliner Niederosterreich Hugo, Austria
2006 Saxon Brown Semillon Somoma Valley Casa Santinamaria Vineyards, California
2007 Sirch Ribolla Gialla, Italy
2008 Sauvignon Blanc, Kenwood, Sonoma
2009 Veramonte sauvignon blanc, Chile
2009 Poppy Chardonnay, Sta Lucia Highlands
2009 Roc de Segur, Bordeaux, France
2009 Tarquinet Classic Ugni Blanc Colombard-Gascogne, France
2009 King Estate Pinot Gris, Oregon
2009 Quinta de Ameal Loureiro Vinho Verde, Portugal
2009 Dominio del Plata Torrontes Crios de Susana Balbo Mendoza, Argentina
2008 Cune Rioja Blanco Monopole, Spain
Circle of Hope Table of Interesting Red Wines
2006 Clos La Chance estate cabernet sauvignon, California
2006 Stonestreet Meritage, Fifth Ridge
2007 Oyster Bay Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand
2007 Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel, California
2007Malhadinha Nova Monte Da Peceguina, Alentejo, Portugal
2008 Rioja, Bodegas Y Vinedos Noe ,Rioja, Spain
2008 Fritz Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California
2008 Santa Emma Merlot, Chile
Pittnauer Burgenlander Rot, Austria
2009 Beaujolais, Domaine Jean Descombes (Duboeuf), Cote de Morgon, Burgundy, France
2009 Chateau Roc de Segur, Bordeaux Superior
2009 McManis Petit Sirah, California
Campesino Cellars
2008 Pinot Noir, Papi y Chula Vineyard, Carneros, Napa Valley
2008 Syrah, Sangiacomo Old Lakeville Road Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
2009 Chupi Late Harvest Chardonnay, Napa Valley (375 ml)
The Cellar — DiMaggio Washington — Ports and Fortified Wines
In addition to DiMaggio’s own syrah port
Fonseca port, Bin 27, Finest Reserve
Ramos Pinto Collecor Porto Riserva
Offley white porto
Niepoort tawny port
Pennfold’s tawny “Club” port
Henriques & Henriques Madeira, Full, Rich
Lustau Solera Reserva Sherry — Dry Amontillado
Lustau Solera Reserva Sherry — Fino
Lustau Solera Reserva Sherry — Oloroso
Lustau Solera Reserva Sherry — Deluxe Cream
Lustau Solera Reserva Sherry –Moscatel Superior
Lustau Solera Reserva Sherry — Pedro Ximenez
Cantine Pellegrino 1880 Marsala, Sweet
4 Joes Winery
2006 Grenache, Paso Robles
2006 Mourvedre, Thompson Vineyards, Santa Barbara County
2006 Syrah, Thompson Vineyards, Santa Barbara County
Halter Ranch Vineyard
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
2008 Syrah, Paso Robles
2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles
2010 Cotes de Paso Blanc, (rhone blend), Paso Robles
Leona Valley Winery
2009 Chardonnay, Leona Valley & Santa Barbara County
2006 Pinot Noir, Leona Valley
2006 Malbec, Leona Valley
2005 Meritage, Leona Valley
2008 Rose, semi-sweet, “Fault Line,” Leona Valley
NV Port, Malbec and Petite Verdot blend, Leona Valley
Navarro Vineyards
2007 Pinot Noir, Methode a l’Ancienne
2009 Chardonnay, Premiere Reserve
2009 Gewurztraminer, Estate Bottled
2009 Pinot Gris, Anderson Valley, Mendocino
2009 Riesling, Anderson Valley, Mendocino
2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Cuvee 128, Mendocino
2010 Rose Mendocino, Anderson Valley
Martinelli Winery
1999 Martinelli Chardonnay, Charles Ranch, Sonoma Coast
2003 Martinelli Pinot Noir, Seven Mules Vineyard, Russian River Valley
2003 Zinfandel, Giuseppe & Luisa, Russian River Valley
2004 Martinelli Syrah, Terra Felice, Russian River Valley
2004 Martinelli Zinfandel, Vigneto di Evo, Russian River Valley
2006 Martinelli Pinot Noir, Bella Vigna, Russian River Valley
2006 Martinelli Zinfandel, Giuseppe & Luisa, Russian River Valley
2006 Chardonnay, Three Sisters Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
2006 Syrah, Hop Camp Vineyard, Russian River Valley
2007 Pinot Noir, Lolita Ranch, Russian River Valley
2008 Zinfandel, Vigneto di Evo, Russian River Valley
Morello Wines
2008 Chardonnay, Leona Valley
2008 Pinot Noir, Leona Valley
2008 Pinot Noir, Paso Robles
Old Creek Ranch Winery
2007 Nebbiolo, Stolpman Vineyard, Santa Barbara County
2008 De la Tierra (Mourvedre, Syrah, Grenache, Viognier blend)
2008 Petite Sirah, Branham Obsidian Vineyard, Napa Valley
2008 Sangiovese, White Hawk Vineyard, Santa Barbara
2010 Albarino de Moro, Edna Valley
Vino V Winery
2006 Syrah, White Hawk Vineyard, Santa Barbara County
2010 Gruner Veltliner, “Confundida,” San Luis Obispo County
Pulchella Winery
Pulchella Everyday Wine Blend, Paso Robles
Pulchella Everyday Red Blend, Paso Robles
2009 Pulchella Zinfandel, Golden Cloud Vineyard, Paso Robles
2009 Pulchella Private Family Reserve Blend, Paso Robles
Reyes Winery
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Signature, Sierra Pelona Valley
2009 Merlot, Signature, Sierra Pelona Valley
2009 Syrah, Signature, Sierra Pelona Valley
Talley Vineyards
2000 Talley Rosemary’s Chardonnay
2000 Talley Rosemary’s Pinot Noir
2004 Talley Rosemary’s Chardonnay
2004 Talley Rincon Chardonnay
2005 Talley RIncon Pinot Noir
2005 Talley Stone Corral Pinot Noir
2007 Talley Rincon Chardonnay
2009 Chardonnay, Estate Bottled, Arroyo Grande Valley
2009 Pinot Noir, Estate Bottled, Arroyo Grande Valley
Whitcraft Winery
2005 Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido Vineyard
2007 Pinot Noir, Aubane Vineyard
2007 Syrah, Stolpman Ranch
2007 Pinot Noir, Melville Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills
2009 Chardonnay, Olivos del Mar Vineyard
2009 Pinot Noir, Morning Dew Ranch, Barrel Select, “futures” tasting
Les Deux Chats Winery
Vintages and other details to follow:
2009 Roussanne, Ripken Vineyard, Lodi
2009 Zindandel, Dusi Vineyard, Paso Robles
Nuggucciet Cellars
2009 Pinot Noir, Riverbench Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley
Francis Coppola Winery
2010 Blanc de Blanc, Sofia, Monterey
2009 Chardonnay, Votre Sante, California
2010 Riesling, Sofia, Monterey
2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Diamond, California
2010 Rose, Sofia, Monterey
2008 Cinema red blend, Director’s Cut, Sonoma
2009 Claret, Diamond, California
2009 Pinot Noir, Votre Sante, California
2008 Zinfandel, Director’s Cut, Dry Creek
Constellation Wine U.S.
2008 Blackstone Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Reserve
2008 Blackstone Merlot, Sonoma Reserve
2010 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
2008 Wildhorse Chardonnay, Paso Robles
2008 Wildhorse Pinot Noir, Paso Robles
Wente Family Estates
An assortment of excellent wines, to be determined
Prestige Wine Imports
NV Rotari Talento Brut Sparkling Wine, Trento, Italy
NV Rotari Rose Sparkling Wine, Trento, Italy
2010 Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Italy
2010 Mezzacorona Moscato, Alto Adige, Italy
2008 Feudo Arancio Contadoro, red blend, Sicily, Italy
Pedroncelli Vineyards
2009 Chardonnay, Vintage Selction, Dry Creek Valley
2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Eastside Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Three Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley
2009 Merlot, Bench Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
2007 Sangiovese, Alto Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley
2009 Zinfandel, Mother Clone, Dry Creek Valley
Gallo Family Vineyards
MacMurray Ranch 2009 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
MacMurray Ranch 2009 Pinot Noir, Central Coast
Bridlewood 2009 Blend #175, red blend, Central Coast
Bridlewood 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
Kenneth Volk Vineyards
2007 Chardonnay, “Santa Maria Cuvee”
2009 Malvasia Bianca, Monterey
2007 Pinot Noir,”Santa Maria Cuvee”
2008 Negrette, Calleri Vineyard, San Benito
Shannon Ridge Ranch Vineyards and Winery
2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County
2009 Chardonnay, Lake County
2009 Wrangler Red, red blend, Lake County
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake County
2008 Zinfandel, Lake County
2009 Petite Sirah, Lake County
Rosenthal The Malibu Estate
Suefrider 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, Edna Valley
Rosenthal 2008 Chardonnay, Newton Canyon, Malibu
Rosenthal 2009 Chardonnay, Newton Canyon, Malibu
Surfrider 2008 Pinot Noir, Edna Valley
Rosenthal 2008 Merlot, Newton Canyon, Malibu
Rosenthal 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon, Newton Canyon, Malibu
J Lohr Vineyards
2009 Chardonnay, “Riverstone,” Monterey
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, “Seven Oaks,” Paso Robles
2008 Merlot, “Los Osos,” Paso Robles
2009 Syrah, “South Ridge,” Paso Robles
2010 Reisling, “Bay Mist, Monterey
2010 Valdiguie, “Wildflower,” Monterey
Wines of Spain
2008 Albarino, Eidos De Padrinan, Rias Baixas
2009 Verdejo, A Rodriguez Martin Sancho, Rueda
2009 Valdeorras, Casal Novo Godello
2007 Mencia, Bodega Pazzo de Arribi, Bierzo
2008 Tempranillo, Vina Gormaz, Ribera del Duero
2009 Garnacha, “Xiloca,” Vinae Mureri, Rivera del Jiloca, Aragon
International Wines & Liquor
An assortment of excellent wines
Sunrise Spirits and Food Company
An assortment of excellent current vintages and library wines,
Woodland Hills Wine Company
2010 Chateau du Rouet Cuvee Reservee Tradition Cotes de Provence Rose, France
2010 Moulin de Gassac, Guilhem Rose, Languedoc, France
2010 Muga Rioja Rosado, Rioja, Spain
2010 Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rose, Costal Region, South Africa
2009 Beaujolais, Duboeuf, Cote-de-Brouilly, Domaine du Riaz
2009 Beaujolais, Duboeuf, Julienas, La Trinquee
2009 Beaujolais, Duboeuf, Morgon, Domaine de la Chaponne
2009 Beaujolais, Duboeuf, Moulin-a-Vent, Domaine des Rosiers
Library Wines
Les Hershberger and Mamie Wong
1996 spotswoode cabernet sauvignon (3 Litre)
2001 Colgin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Herb Lamb Vineyard, Napa Valley
1999 Colgin Cellars Proprietary Red, Cariad Vineyard, Napa Valley
2006 Colgin Cellars Syrah, IX Estate, Napa Valley
1982 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon
1985 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon
2000 Colgin Cellars Proprietary Red, Cariad Vineyard, Napa Valley
1990 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer, Late Harvest, Vendage Tardive
1992 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer, Late Harvest, Heinbourg
Roger and Gwen Gertz
1998 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
1995 Chateau Lagrange, Saint Julien, Bordeaux
1995 Chateau Pape Clement, Pessac-Leongan, Bordeaux
1996 Chateau Montrose, Saint Estephe, Bordeaux
Steve and Amy Elzer
Jonata Winery — assorted vintages, Santa Ynez
1993 Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
1994 Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon
1994 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, Rutherford, Napa Valley
1994 Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon
Jeff, Joan and Julie Jacobson
1994 Chateau d’Yquem, sauternes
1996 Antinori Tagnanello
1997 Barbi Brunello di Montalcino
1997 Ca’ de Rocchi Amarone Classico
1997 Chateau Leoville Barton
1999 Anselmann Huxelrebe Trockenbeerenauselese dessert wine
2001 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino
2001 Fauveley Latrices-Chambertin Grand Cru
2003 Chateneuf du Pape Clos de l’Oratorie des Papes, Les Choregies
2003 Tommasi Amarone classico
2003 Leonetti Reserve Red
2003 Opus One
2003 Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero
2004 Clos Mogador Manyetes Priorat
2004 Caymus Special Select Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Cos d’Estornel Bordeaux, St. Estephe
2004 Sea Smoke Pinot Noir, Botella
2004 Stefano Farina Barolo
2005 Albert Mann Pinot Gris Grand Cru
2005 Chateau Lanessan, Haut Medoc
2005 Chateau Talbot St Julien Bordeaux
2005 Frescobaldi Chianti Ruffina Nipozzano Riserva
2005 Ripoli Sans Closa Battlet Gratallops Priorat
2005 Vitanza Brunello di Montalcino
2005 Robert Mondavi cabernet sauvignon, Oakville
2006 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir, Bauge Au dessus
2006 Domaine Charles Allexant Gevrey-Chambertin “Craite-Palle”
2006 Nadia Viognier-Grenache Blanc-Roussanne
2006 Renato Ratti Nebiolo d’Alba Ochetti
2006 Russian Hill Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
2006 Kistler Dutton Ranch Chardonnay
2006 Twomey Pinot Noir, Russian River
Ridge Vineyards — Various zinfandels and other old-vine field bleds
Seasmoke Cellars — Various Pinot Noirs
1999 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir, Yorkville Highlands
2004 Williams Selyem Zinfandel, Forchini
2005 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyard
2005 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir, Flax Vineyard
2005 Williams Selyem Zinfandel, Forchini
2006 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyard
2006 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir, Bucher Vineyard
2006 Williams Selyem Zinfandel, Forchini Vineyard
Plus, the older vintages poured at the Navarro, Martinelli, Talley, Whitcraft and other tables.
Lee’s Wine Bar
1986 Chateau Guiraud Sauternes
1990 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red, Caldwell Vineyard
1993 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
1997 Turley Zinfandel, Duarte Vineyard
1997 Whitehall Lane Merlot, Leonardinin Vineyard
1999 Galleron Cabernet Sauvignon, Ramon Vineyard
2000 Turley Zinfandel, Juvenile Vineyard
2000 Cardinale Red Napa Valley WIne
2002 Paradigm Cabernet Sauvignon
2003 Dominus Estate cabernet sauvignon
2004 Cos d’Estornel bordeaux
2004 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon
Other wines, to be determined
Beer Garden of Hope — Outstanding American Craft Beers and Ales (from kegs)
Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale
Lost Coast Great White, Belgian-style witbier
Napa Smith Pilsner
Mission American IPA