21ST ANNUAL WINE GALA & AUCTION
Welcome to the 21st Annual Bacchanal! Over the years, Bacchanal has celebrated wines from the old world and the new, families who have harvested grapes from the same land over generations and passed down knowledge through the family tree, alongside newcomers to the scene. Just as it brings together food, wine, and friends, Bacchanal is also a bridge linking tradition and innovation, gathering wine lovers and art lovers to look toward the future by supporting the next generation of great American artists. Bacchanal has been successfully accomplishing this mission for over 20 years now, raising more than $9 million for student scholarships since its founding. Winemaking and art are both professions that require a deep understanding of the past, and a will to take that knowledge and create something new. Tonight, we honor Mazzei Wines, artist, PAFA alumna, and former faculty member Elizabeth Osborne (’58), and longtime PAFA supporters Henry B. Du P. Smith and June Marshall Smith, all of whom embody this blend of tradition and innovation. The Mazzei family has produced wine for over six hundred years, each new generation continuing to build the legacy. Elizabeth Osborne’s passion for art is evident in her own work and the way she has inspired others, beginning at PAFA as a student, and returning as a beloved faculty member. Hank and June Smith have been dedicated supporters of PAFA for many years, during which time Hank served on PAFA’s Board of Trustees for 20 years, and June served as President of the Women’s Board, both acting as leaders and mentors. PAFA’s mission is to educate artists from around the world to be innovative makers and critical thinkers with a deep understanding of traditions and the ability to challenge conventions. Tonight, I ask you to join PAFA in this mission by supporting its student artists. The money raised through Bacchanal ticket and table sales, sponsorship, and your live and silent auction purchases tonight goes toward student scholarships. Thanks to your generosity, PAFA can continue nurturing artists, helping them find their voices, and encouraging them to push themselves creatively and achieve their dreams. As we raise our glasses in celebration, share a meal, and connect with friends new and old, I encourage you to honor the tradition of Bacchanal at PAFA and consider making an additional gift during the paddle raise for student scholarships to ensure that we can continue providing students with a world class education and experiences they will not find at any other school. Now, a toast: I would like thank our event co-chairs, Emily Cavanagh and Jonathan Hirsch for their leadership, our Jefferson Award honorees for their vision, and our Bacchanal Committee for bringing us all together for this wonderful celebration. I would also like to thank all of you for joining us for this special evening. Cheers!
DAVID R. BRIGHAM President and CEO
21 ST ANNUAL
WINE GALA & AUCTION N O V E M B E R 9 , 20 1 9
THOMAS JEFFERSON AWA R D H O N O R E E S Mazzei Family Wines Winemaker Elizabeth Osborne Artist Honoree Henry B. du P. Smith Emeritus Trustee June Marshall Smith Trustee
GAL A DINNER BY Sven-Hanson Britt
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P E N N S Y LVA N I A A C A D E M Y OF THE FINE ARTS MISSION As the first art museum and school in the United States, PAFA celebrates the transformative power of art and art making. PAFA inspires the public by expanding the stories of American art through its collections, exhibitions, and programs; and educates artists from around the world to be innovative makers and critical thinkers with a deep understanding of traditions and the ability to challenge conventions. Through its world-class museum and school, PAFA nurtures and recognizes artists at every turn in their career.
HISTORY Founded in 1805 by artist and scientist Charles Willson Peale, William Rush, and other civic-minded artists and business leaders, PAFA is the first museum and school of fine arts in the nation.
THE MUSEUM PAFA’s museum is internationally known for its collections of 19th and 20th century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, as well as contemporary works. Its archives house important materials for the study of American art, museums, and art education. The permanent collection ranges from 18th and 19th century masters such as Benjamin West, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Frederic Church and Mary Cassatt to modern and contemporary artists including Charles Demuth, Jacob Lawrence, Alice Neel, Vik Muniz, Mickalene Thomas, Rina Banerjee, and Kehinde Wiley.
SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS PAFA is a recognized leader in organizing exhibitions of historical and contemporary American artists. Recent exhibitions showcased work by David Lynch, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Norman Lewis, and KAWS, as well as works by women artists, as part of the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women gifted to PAFA in 2011.
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Public programming at PAFA includes gallery tours for museum visitors and school groups, weekend family workshops, lectures, symposia, panel discussions, teacheroriented programs, summer camps, and hands-on art making workshops and classes.
PAFA is a specialized and unique art school that attracts some of the most committed and promising art students from across the country and around the globe to study painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and illustration with a distinguished faculty of working artists. BFA The four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program pairs demanding studio training with a fine-arts focused liberal arts education. PAFA’s BFA enhances artistic expression with critical thinking skills.
PENN BFA The coordinated Bachelor of Fine Arts with the University of Pennsylvania pairs PAFA’s fine arts studio training with an Ivy League degree from one of the country’s most distinguished universities.
MFA The Master of Fine Arts degree program is for students who have completed their undergraduate degree and wish to pursue a full-time, two-year program devoted to the development of their work.
LOW-RESIDENCY MFA The Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts degree program provides students with the community and rigor of a traditional MFA with a more flexible structure to fit their lives and schedules.
POST-BACCAL AUREATE The Post-BaccalaureateCertificate program is ideal for artists working independently who wish to experiment and bring new focus to their work, as well as for artists seeking further development before pursuing an MFA.
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TONIGHT'S SPECIAL PLEDGE
Challenging Artists, Creating the Future Those of you who have been attending Bacchanal regularly have heard us say over and over how your support impacts our students and changes their lives. Tonight, you will hear from our students directly in a special video highlighting five PAFA artists – four current students, and one recent graduate. In their own words, they will share their passion for art, and the ways PAFA pushes them to grow and challenges them to take their work to new heights. Tonight’s special pledge paddle raise supports financial aid and scholarships for students just like these five students who chose PAFA as a place they know will nurture them and help them achieve their artistic goals. These artists come to PAFA hungry to learn, and it is our aim to send them out into the world with a deep understanding of tradition which they can draw on to create the futures they desire. Each year, PAFA awards over $5 million in scholarship funds and financial aid. Every single student who enrolls at PAFA receives some form of financial assistance in order to help them complete their studies. PAFA awards its scholarships on a merit basis and students must maintain high artistic and academic standards in order to remain eligible for funding. During their time at PAFA, students receive a world-class fine arts education, surrounded by one of the best collections of American art in the world, and are part of a vibrant community of artists and art appreciators that includes fellow students, faculty members, alumni, staff, museum patrons, and art collectors. Students enrolling at PAFA have access to unique opportunities, including individual studio space for all third and fourth year students and all MFA students; the ability to gain teaching experience through PAFA’s After-School Studio Arts Program for High School Students; the Annual Student Exhibition, which shows and sells thousands of student works each year; and ongoing exhibition opportunities year-round. While PAFA is primarily known for providing a classical fine arts education, rooted in the traditions of drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture, its curriculum and facilities are constantly growing and changing to meet student needs. PAFA’s new Digital and Time-Based Media Chair is in the process of designing and launching a new curriculum at PAFA, responding to student interest in digital art and animation. Meanwhile, PAFA’s new Health and Wellness Coordinator is working to provide students with critical resources outside of their basic academic and career-related needs.
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Every student comes to PAFA with a unique story, and each one follows a different path on their journey here. Whether they learn about PAFA through a former student, or discover it on their own, whether PAFA is their first choice, or whether they are transfer students, PAFA aspires to be a place where all artists can share their voice and vision with the world. Your gift tonight will help support these students who come to PAFA seeking an education, and find a community where they are welcomed, challenged, and inspired every day. Thank you for your support.
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WINE TASTINGS AND SILENT AUCTION
Henry Luce Sculpture Study Center Tuttleman Sculpture Gallery
THREE-COURSE SEATED DINNER
Walter & Leonore Annenberg Gallery
THOMAS JEFFERSON AWARDS
Walter & Leonore Annenberg Gallery
Walter & Leonore Annenberg Gallery
Hosted by Sotheby's Christy Williams Coombs Vice President Director, Corporate Art Services Sotheby’s | Museum, Private and Corporate Art Services
SILENT AUCTION CLOSES
LIVE BAND AND DANCING
Tuttleman Sculpture Gallery
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PAFA BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS KEVIN F. DONOHOE, Chair THOMAS N. PAPPAS, Vice Chair ANNE E. McCOLLUM, Assistant Treasurer SUSAN M. HENDRICKSON, Secretary JOSEPH D. CULLEY, JR., Treasurer TRUSTEES JAMES C. BIDDLE REGINALD M. BROWNE, National Trustee WALTER W. BUCKLEY, III DONALD R. CALDWELL, Chair Emeritus EMILY CAVANAGH CHARLES E. CHASE JONATHAN L. COHEN, National Trustee GERARD P. CUDDY MARIANNE DEAN MARK A. DOUGLAS ROBERT I. FRIEDMAN, ESQ. PIA HALLORAN WILLIAM P. HANKOWSKY CHARLES H. HARPER, National Trustee JONATHAN HIRSCH MARTHA KENNEDY RO KING, National Trustee ROBERT E. KOHLER, PH.D. JOEL KOPPELMAN, National Trustee ANDREW KRESS
JANNIE K. LAU MARGUERITE LENFEST VALENTINE JAMES LINK, JR. WINSTON I. LOWE KENNETH MITCHELL J. BRIEN MURPHY, M.D. ERIC W. NOLL SANDRA NORCROSS DAVID S. OLIVER JAMES E. O’NEILL, ESQ. THEODORE O. ROGERS, JR., ESQ., National Trustee ANTHONY ROTH JAY H. SHAH ARLEN SHENKMAN JUNE MARSHALL SMITH RICHARD W. SNOWDEN JOHN TOATES RICHARD W. VAGUE KENNETH R. WOODCOCK, National Trustee
EX OFFICIO DAVID R. BRIGHAM, PH. D., President & CEO NJIDEKA AKUNYILI CROSBY, Artist GREGORY J. FOX, Chair of the Board, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority COY GU, President of Alumni Association KELLY R. LEE, Chief Cultural Officer, Director of Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy LYNN LEHOCKY, President of the Women’s Board DOUG MARTENSON, Faculty Representative
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EMERITUS ROGER H. BALLOU THOMAS L. BENNETT ROBERT L. BYERS, SR. EDWARD T. HARVEY CHARLES E. MATHER, III HERBERT S. RIBAND JR., ESQ SAMUEL J. SAVITZ WILLIAM H. SCHORLING, ESQ. WILLIAM A. SLAUGHTER, ESQ. HENRY B. DU P. SMITH RICHARD E. WOOSNAM DEBORA C. ZUG
HONORARY FRANCES M. MAGUIRE
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Emily Cavanagh* Jonathan Hirsch E V E N T G A L A C O M M I T T E E
James C. Biddle*
Linda Aversa-Caldwell Donald R. Caldwell* Charles E. Chase* Amy Coes Joseph D. Culley, Jr.* Pia Halloran* Susan Hendrickson* Rosemary B. King* Carolyn Nagy Norman J. Olson Robert W. Palaima Vesna Todorovic Sacks Howard J. Sacks Jay Shah* Martha McGeary Snider Stephen G. Somkuti John Toates* Diane Dalto Woosnam Richard E. Woosnam
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DIAMOND TABLE Emily and Michael Cavanagh June and Hank Smith
PL ATINUM TABLE
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Kevin and Betsy Donohoe Julia and David Fleischner Jon and Courtney Hirsch
PREMIER BENEFACTORS Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan
Jerry and Lynn Lehocky
Linda Aversa-Caldwell and Donald R. Caldwell
Shantanu Roy Chowdhury
Janice T. Gordon
Liz Denney and John Toates
Pia and Richard Halloran Susan M. Hendrickson Mr. and Mrs. D. Christopher Le Vine
BENEFACTORS D. J. Benoliel and Amy Branch
Carolyn B. Nagy
Kristin and James C. Biddle
Vanessa and David Oliver
Amy and Putnam Coes
Kathy and Ned Putnam
Donna M. Salvo
Katie Adams Schaeffer and Anthony L. Schaeffer
Jill and Thomas B. Durovsik
Rebecca and Gregory Segall
Enikö Mara-Somkuti and Dr. Stephen G. Somkuti
Laura and Peter J. Johnson
Anne and Charlie Wilmerding
Judy and Peter Leone
Diane Dalto Woosnam and Richard E. Woosnam
Laura and Kenneth Mitchell Jessica Morton
PATRONS Cynthia and John Affleck
Guna and Robert H. Mundheim
Julie and Jim Alexandre
Carolyn B. Nagy
Diran and Andrea Alexanian
Allison and Alexander Nalle
Elie-Anne Chevrier and J. Rudy Lewis
Vanessa and David Oliver
Amy and Andreas Delfs
Olivia and Timothy Rabe
Tobey and Mark Dichter
Margaret Murphy and Greg Rigdon
Katy and Jason Friedland
Vesna Todorovic Sacks and Howard Sacks
Natalie and Ralph S. Hirshorn
James A. Scott
Mary MacElree and David Hoffman
Mr. and Mrs. Sean M. Sexton
Delia M. and Bijan Khosrowshahi
Winston and Carolyn Lowe
Libby Sullivan Trammell
George H. McNeely
Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Vague
Pat and Thomas Vernon Kelly and Edward Vresilovic
Marigrace and Paul V. Morris
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As of November 4, 2019
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Thank You to Our Winemaker Dinner Hosts and Sponsors! Area hosts opened their homes for an unforgettable gourmet experience. For each dinner a renowned winemaker selected wines to complement a meal created by a notable chef.
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ARROW & BRANCH
Featuring Dinner by Chef Mark Tropea, Executive Chef of Stir
PIA AND RICHARD HALLORAN H AV E R F O R D, PA
T H U R S D AY, N O V E M B E R 7, 2019
ARROW & BRANCH
Featuring Dinner by Chef Shola Olunloyo, Executive Chef of Studio Kitchen
LY D I E S Z A B O B R O W N A N D PA U L D E J A N O S I M E R I O N S TAT I O N , PA
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MAZZEI FAMILY WINES
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VICKI AND CHRIS LE VINE B R Y N M AW R , PA
It is their commitment to produce only the finest quality of wine that goes into a bottle of Arrow&Branch. Besides their own Coombsville Estate, they source their fruit from unique and exquisite vineyards sites with exceptional Napa Valley terroir. Because of their relentless pursuit to constantly improve upon their wines each year, they work to perfect viticultural practices sometimes reducing yield to create distinctive, complex and exceptional wines.
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Sven-Hanson Britt E X E C U T I V E C H E F, M I E L E
Sven-Hanson Britt's career spans through working in Michelin starred restaurants and five star hotels in London and the U.K., most recently at The Ritz, London. He has cooked and worked in many countries across the globe including at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, in provincial Italy, French vineyards and chateaux and also The Netherlands, but it was his experience at Blue Hill Farm at Stone Barns, shortly after his success as finalist in BBC’s MasterChef the Professionals, that cemented his desire to build a farm to table restaurant. Sven is currently building his dream restaurant; Oxeye, on the Melbourne farming estate in South Derbyshire, England due to open its doors in summer 2020.
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MENU Passed Hors D'oeuvres – AGED COMTE GOUGERE
caviar, yuzu kosho
DAIKON STUFFED RADISH
crab, finger lime
FLAMED RED MULLET
sauce vierge, coriander seed COMPRESSED MELON
basil, arbequina olive oil, coriander
First Course – CITRUS CURED HAMACHI
puree of avocado, toasted hazelnut, cilantro, bergamot gel, Granny Smith apple
Second Course – ROASTED & GL AZED BEETS
espelette pepper, whipped ricotta, spigarello broccoli with roasted sesame, cured duck breast, aged balsamic vinegar and parsley leaf
Third Course – BEEF TENDERLOIN MEDALLION & BRAISED SHORTRIB
charred red pepper, caramelised baby onions and a sauce of red wine, parsley and beech mushrooms
Plated Dessert – BAKED ALASKA
Armagnac and Madagascan vanilla ice cream, confit orange zest and marinated golden raisins and pears
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The Thomas Jefferson Awards are carefully created by PAFA alumnus, Morgan Dummitt. Morgan Dummitt began studying the figure at the Art Students League of New York. He earned a Certificate from PAFA, and studied at the Florence Academy of Art and the Pelletieri Stone Carving Academy. He served an extensive apprenticeship with renowned marble carver Fred X. Brownstein. Morgan has been an active member of the Philadelphia Traction Company since 2013. In 2016, he was awarded a residency at the St. Gaudens Historic Site in Cornish, NH. He has exhibited throughout the country and completed numerous public and private commissions. Morgan teaches sculpture and drawing classes in PAFA's Continuing Education program. At Bacchanal, PAFA will present the Jefferson Award to our honorees. The award is a one-of-a-kind bronze statue that was designed by the renowned sculptor and PAFA alumnus, Ken Herlihy. Each year the bronze sculpture is cast by Traction Company, an artist collaborative studio based in West Philadelphia comprised of twelve PAFA alumni.
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TH O M A S JEFFERSON AWA RD
PREVIOUS JEFFERSON HONOREES The award recognizes individuals and wineries that have been instrumental in the wine industry. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary, PAFA started a new tradition of honoring an esteemed alumnus to recognize 20 years of scholarship fundraising through this gala.
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20 TH ANNIVERSARY David Ramey, Owner and Winemaker, Ramey Wine Cellars Donald R. Caldwell, Chairman Emeritus and Founder of Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Artist Honoree, Post-Bacc. ’06, Cert. ‘09
CALIFORNIA VISIONARIES Chanin Wines — Gavin Chanin, Owner/Winemaker Domaine de la Côte — Rajat Parr, Partner/Proprietor DuMOL — Thomas Pillsbury, Director of Sales & Partner Kutch Wines — Jamie Kutch, Owner/Winemaker Wilde Farm Wines — Loren Grossman, Owner | Pax Mahle, Winemaker
WINES OF AUSTRALIA, HENTLEY FARM Andrew Quin, Winemaker Raymond Spencer, Chairman/Owner Chef Lachlan Colwill, Hentley Farm Restaurant
LA DOLCE VITA, CELEBRATING TUSCANY The Antinori Family, Marchesi Antinori Antonio Michael Zaccheo, Carpineto Dott. Federico Carletti, Poliziano
Jean Charles Boisset, Boisset Family Estates, California and France
CELEBRATING THE HISTORIC 1976 PARIS TASTING Mike Grgich, founder and winemaker of Grgich Hills Estate Warren Winiarski, founder of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars George Taber, the author of the Judgment of Paris
GREAT FAMILIES OF WINE Tim Mondavi Family — Continuum Estate, Napa Valley, California, USA Pio Boffa — Pio Cesare Winery, Piedmont, Italy Jean Trimbach — Maison Trimbach, Alsace, France Bodega Valentin Bianchi, Mendoza, Argentina
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
PINOT ON THE PALETTE Michael Dhillon, Winemaker & Proprietor, Bindi Wines, Australia Grace and Ken Evenstad, Proprietors, Domaine Serene, Oregon Jacques Lardiere, Winemaker & Technical Director, Maison Louis Jadot, France Larry Maguire, Proprietor, En Route Winery, Russian River Valley, California and Chef Daniel Le Guenan, Executive Chef, CuisinArt Resort & Spa, Anguilla
WINES OF CHILE Aurelio Montes, Chairman and Winemaker of Viña Montes, Chile Don Alfonso Larraín Santa María, Chairman of Viña Concha y Toro, Chile
10TH ANNIVERSARY OF BACCHANAL: TEN HONOREES—WOMEN AND THE ART OF FINE WINE Cécile Bonnefond, President and CEO, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Lisa Granik DWS, MW Robin Lail, Winemaker and Proprietor, Lail Vineyards Maureen Lolonis, Proprietor, Lolonis Vineyards Cristina Mariani–May, Proprietor and co-CEO of Banﬁ Vintners Margrit Mondavi, Vice President of Cultural Affairs, Robert Mondavi Winery Martine Saunier, Founder and Owner, Martine’s Wines, Inc. Joy Sterling, CEO, Winemaker and Proprietor, Iron Horse Vineyards Delia Viader, Proprietor and Winemaker, Viader Wines Chef Lynn Crawford, Executive Chef, Four Seasons, New York
Jean Michel Cazes, Chateau Lynch Bages, France
Ferdinando Frescobaldi, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, Italy
Joan & Walt Flowers, Flowers Vineyard & Winery, California
David Ramey, Ramey Wine Cellars, California
Agustin Huneeus, Jr., Franciscan Estates, California
Brian Croser, Petaluma Wines, Australia
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Mazzei Family Wines WINEMAKER
For more than six hundred years, the Mazzei family has produced unique wines with spirit and passion renewed from generation to generation. A long lasting bond unites the Mazzei family with Tuscany and wines since the XI century. Philip Mazzei, who enjoyed calling himself a “Citizen of the World”, befriended Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson, who invited him to introduce vine growing in Monticello, Virginia. In 1980 for the 250th anniversary of his birth, Philip Mazzei was commemorated as an “American Patriot” with a stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service. Today, as in the past, the Mazzei family leads the legacy of their know-how at the place where everything started, at Castello di Fonterutoli, one of the most important institutions of Chianti Classico and Tuscany.
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Elizabeth Osborne A R T I S T H O N O R E E , ‘58
Long recognized by critics and her peers as one of the most innovative and daring Philadelphia-based artists of the last 40 years, Elizabeth Osborne (born 1936) has tirelessly explored the psychologically-charged space between abstraction and realism. Liz studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1954 to 1958. In 1959, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.F.A. In 1963, she was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to complete her studies in Paris, France. During the same year, she began teaching painting techniques at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and was a faculty member up until 2011. Liz has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and received numerous awards, among them the Distinguished Alumni Award from PAFA in 2013, a prestigious Rosenthal Award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1968, and the Percy M. Owens Memorial Award, a MacDowell Colony Grant. B A C C H A N A L — 19
Henry B. du P. Smith T RUST E E EMERITUS
June Marshall Smith BOA RD TRUSTEE
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Hank and June Smith are longtime supporters of PAFA. Hank served as a trustee for 20 years and is a trustee emeritus. June is a trustee and previously served as President of the Women’s Board. They both attended Franklin & Marshall College, where Hank served as a trustee. They are active supporters of the Annual Student Exhibition, Bacchanal and all things PAFA.
CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS
100% OF PAFA’S STUDENTS RECEIVE SOME FORM OF SCHOL ARSHIP OR FINANCIAL AID
$5M + SCHOL ARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID DOLL ARS AWARDED ANNUALLY BY PAFA
70 APPROXIMATE NAMED/SPECIFIC SCHOL ARSHIPS AT PAFA
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LOT 101 COMPANION 8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas, 2019 Created by: Jazmine Almaguer, PAFA Student Donated by: Delaware River Stevedores Value: $250
LOT 102 WISSAHICKON REIMAGINED 10 x 10 inches, oil on paper on panel, 2019 Created by: Sally Richards, PAFA Student Donated by: Delaware River Stevedores Value: $250
LOT 103 BOTTLE SERIES 18 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, 2019 Created by: Kofi Perry, PAFA Student Donated by: Delaware River Stevedores Value: $250
LOT 104 TUSCANY VINEYARD 24 x 18 inches, mixed media collage, 2019 Created by: Bernadette Colburn, PAFA Student Donated by: Delaware River Stevedores Value: $250
LOT 105 CHEERS! 7 x 9 inches, gouache on paper, 2019 Created by: Marnie Gelfman, PAFA Student Donated by: Delaware River Stevedores Value: $250
LOT 106 REFORMATION 16 x 20 inches, oil, 2019 Created by: Callie Coccia, PAFA Student Donated by: Delaware River Stevedores Value: $250
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LOT 107 OUCH! 21 x 17 inches, soft pastel, oil on paper, 2019 Created by: Beverly Keefer, PAFA Student Donated by: Delaware River Stevedores Value: $250
LOT 108 WOMEN STUDY 5.5 x 8 inches, ink and graphite on paper, 2019 Created by: Makenna Glessner, PAFA Student Donated by: Delaware River Stevedores Value: $250
LOT 109 NOBLEMAN 8 x 10 inches, pencil on paper, 2019 Created by: Carmen DeCosmo, PAFA Student Donated by: Delaware River Stevedores Value: $250
LOT 110 STANDING TALL IN A BIG CITY 5 x 7 inches, linocut, 2019 Created by: Taylor Larsen, PAFA Student Donated by: Delaware River Stevedores Value: $250
LOT 111 FIELDS OF TWILIGHT 8 x 10 inches, oil, 2019 Donated by: Al Gury, PAFA Faculty Value: $1,000
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LOT 112 THE BEST OF OCCIDENTAL VINEYARDS PINOT NOIR 2011-12 2 bottles of Cuvée Catherine 2011 The 2011 Pinot Noir Occidental Station Cuvée Catherine is a real stunner. Still incredibly primary, the 2011 is built on a serious core of fruit. Voluptuous yet medium in body, the 2011 impresses for its balance and sheer purity. The 2011 has developed quite a bit since I last tasted it, but the style remains one of fruit density. Readers should give the 2011 another year or two in bottle. What a fabulous wine this is. (AG 97) 2 bottles of Cuvée Elizabeth 2012 Darker tonalities of red and purplished hued fruits emerge from the 2012 Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Cuvée Elizabeth. Lavender, violets, cloves, new leather and spices blossom in the glass as this sensual, layered Pinot shows off its compelling personality. As is often the case, the Cuvée Elizabeth is all about texture and resonance. The 2012 is a model of total finesse. (AG 97) 2 bottles of SWK Vineyard 2012 As good as the Cuvée Catherine is, there is another Occidental Pinot that is also profound. The 2012 Pinot Noir SWK Vineyard also comes from his 65 acres planted in Occidental. This is a 1,000-case Cuvée from a site that sits above the Bodega Headlands Vineyard. With a dark ruby color like its siblings, it is made from 100% Calera and sees only about 30% new French oak. This wine offers a copious mouthful of red, blue and black fruits, medium to full body, terrific acidity, and intense black raspberry and black cherry fruit along with spring flowers, forest floor and spice box. This is a stunning, super-complex, compelling Pinot Noir to drink over the next decade or more. (RP 98) Donated by: Howard Sacks and Vesna Todorovic Sacks Value: $1,100
LOT 113 GREAT 2012 KISTLER CHARDONNAY 2 bottles of Kistler Vineyard The 2012 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard exhibits great richness, a fabulous bouquet of white flowers, quince, mango, honeyed peaches, caramelized citrus and delicate, spicy oakiness that is very restrained but present. Broad, full-bodied, multi-dimensional and intense, this is a stunner made from a combination of the Mount Eden and Old Wente clones of Chardonnay. Look for it to drink well for 5-8 years. (RP 95+) 2 bottles of Cuvée Cathleen The top cuvée, the 2012 Chardonnay Cuvée Cathleen, comes from the Kistler Vineyard and is essentially a selection of the best barrels. As you can imagine, it's similar to the Kistler Vineyard, with many of the same aromatic and flavor components, just slightly more intense and perhaps a trifle longer. Both of these Kistler Vineyard cuvées are spectacular Chardonnays to drink over the next 5-8 years. (RP 96)
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SILENT AUCTION 2 bottles of Stone Flat Vineyard Coming across like a Grand Cru from Chablis, the 2012 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard displays loads of wet rocks, a touch of delicate honey, lemon blossom and assorted citrus oil notes. It is medium-bodied, fresh, lively and quite crisp and pure. (RP 95) Donated by: Howard Sacks and Vesna Todorovic Sacks Value: $1,000
LOT 114 3 BOTTLES OF BOND 2002 IN OWB 1 bottle of 2002 Bond Vecina The 2002 Vecina comes from a vineyard not far from the steep hillsides of Harlan Estate, on the western hills of the Mayacamas Mountains overlooking the Oakville corridor and the eastern hillsides. This is a much earthier, spicier, more structured wine, much more masculine, with notes of scorched earth and almost Graves-like smoky, camphor and barbecue notes as well as black fruits galore. With its big, muscular structure and dense opaque/purple color, this wine actually seems younger in its evolution than either the St. Eden or Melbury. It is probably best forgotten for another 5-6 years, with another 30-34 years lifeline potential. It’s a sensational wine. (RP 98+) 1 bottle of 2002 Bond St. Eden The 2002 St. Eden, which comes from a valley floor vineyard in the Oakville corridor, is unreal. I had given the 2001 a perfect score, but the 2002 (made by the brain trust of on-site winemaker Bob Levy and outside French consultant Michel Rolland) is showing incredible elements of cedarwood, licorice, chocolate and creme de cassis as well as exquisite texture, full-bodied intensity, and unbelievable purity and length. It is only the second vintage for this vineyard, leased by Bill Harlan for several decades, and it has turned out to be a killer Cabernet Sauvignon and a great classic of Napa. It should drink well for 20-25 years. (RP 100) 1 bottle of 2002 Bond Melbury The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Melbury, which comes from a hillside vineyard site near Lake Hennessey, is showing even better than it did in its youth. Probably years away from full maturity, the wine has an extraordinary aromatic profile of smoky meats intermixed with blackberry, creme de cassis, charcoal, lead pencil shavings and espresso. Dense, opulent and full-bodied, with terrific fruit, this is a showcase style of vintage for a wine of such great ripeness and massive intensity. This extraordinary effort displays oodles of glycerin and fabulous purity, while the oak has been completely absorbed. The cooler hillside climate of blue fruits and spring flowers is also present as the wine aerates in the glass. This wine has at least another 15-30 years of potential ahead of it. (RP 100) Donated by: Donald R. Caldwell and Linda Aversa-Caldwell Value: $1,600 B A C C H A N A L — 26
LOT 115 2015 DUMOL CHARDONNAY (CLARE FROM HYDE VINEYARD) SIGNED BY ANDREW SMITH – 1 DOUBLE MAGNUM The Clare Chardonnay is sourced from the Hyde Vineyard on the Napa Valley side of Carneros, planted to Old Wente clone vines that are now 22 years old. The 2015 Chardonnay Clare is a doppelganger for a great Meursault, featuring gloriously seductive pink grapefruit, lemon meringue pie and mandarin peel scents with hints of lime blossoms, fresh ginger, struck match and toasted almonds. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is super intense, with layer upon layer of electrically charged citrus and floral notes, framed by lively acid and a silken texture, finishing very long and very minerally. (LB 98+) Donated by: Donald R. Caldwell and Linda Aversa-Caldwell Value: $350
LOT 116 6 BOTTLES OF 2015 LAIL VINEYARDS J. DANIEL CUVÉE IN OCB The profound 2015 J. Daniel Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the same sources and is again 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. However, 2015 is such a great vintage, with very low yields and incredibly ripe fruit, this wine exhibits high energy and acidity, ripe tannin framing up the enormous fruit, unctuous texture and inkiness of the Cabernet Sauvignon. This dense purple wine displays blackberry, cassis, violets, cedar wood, charcoal and subtle barbecue smoke. Superb, full-bodied, opulent and voluptuous, it is ideal for drinking over the next 25-30+ years. It is a tour de force. (RP 96 – 100) Donated by: Donald R. Caldwell and Linda Aversa-Caldwell Value: $1,700
LOT 117 6 BOTTLES OF 2016 CONTINUUM IN OWB The 2016 Proprietary Red is blended of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 18% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it emits an incredible array of seductive floral notes—violets, lavender and rose hip tea—with a core of warm cassis, redcurrant jelly, dark chocolate, cigar box, tapenade and crushed rocks plus hints of bay leaves, beef drippings and yeast extract. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with vivacious black fruit sparked by red fruit, herbal and mineral accents. It is framed with a rock-solid line of firm, grainy, super ripe tannins and finishes with fantastic fragrance and freshness. Wow! (RP 99) Donated by: Donald R. Caldwell and Linda Aversa-Caldwell Value: $1,200
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LOT 118 1 MAGNUM BOTTLE OF 2015 CONTINUUM IN OWB A blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 17% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot, the 2015 Proprietary Red is deep garnet-purple colored and has a wonderfully vibrant, energy-charged nose of redcurrant jelly, Black Forest cake, black raspberries, cassis and licorice with nuances of dark chocolate, camphor, bouquet garni and tobacco plus a waft of cedar. The medium to full-bodied palate is super intense, featuring loads of red, black and blue fruit fireworks, framed by firm, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing very long with a provocative herbal lift. (LB 97+) Donated by: Donald R. Caldwell and Linda Aversa-Caldwell Value: $500
LOT 119 3 BOTTLES OF 2014 THE MAIDEN IN OWB Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 The Maiden opens with a beautiful exotic spice and potpourri nose over a core of red and black currants, cedar chest, cloves and menthol plus a waft of fragrant earth. Medium to full-bodied, it has a lovely velvety texture and great freshness lifting the spicy flavors, finishing with lingering red and black fruit layers. (LB 95) Donated by: Donald R. Caldwell and Linda Aversa-Caldwell Value: $1,200
LOT 120 2017 THOMAS JEFFERSON HONOREES 6 BOTTLES FROM DUMOL, KUTCH WINES, WILDE FARM WINES, CHANIN WINES 1 bottle of DuMOL Chardonnay Russian River 2014 The 2014 Chardonnay Russian River has a classic baked apricots and apple pie-laced nose with nuances of roasted nuts and buttered toast. Medium to full-bodied and richly fruited, it has a seductive touch of oiliness to the texture and great vitality, finishing a little spicy. (LB 92) 1 bottle of DuMOL Syrah Eddie’s Patch 2014 Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Syrah Eddie's Patch has an earthy/meaty/gamey nose with underlying dark fruits of black currants, black plums and black cherries. The palate reveals an alluring earthy/savory character, complimenting the wonderfully pure black berry characters, with chewy tannins and lovely harmony, finishing long. (LB 92)
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1 bottle of Kutch Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2015 Kutch's 2015 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is a very pretty wine that straddles the line between the more reductive style of the 2014 and lusher expression found in the 2016. Lemon peel, white flowers, chalk, mint and white pepper give the 2015 brightness, aromatic lift and tension. Insistent saline notes punctuate the driving finish. Most of the fruit is from Bohan, although about 10% of the grapes came from Trout Gulch, in the Santa Cruz Mountains. (AG 94)
SILENT AUCTION 1 bottle of Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2014 The 2014 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is dark, bold and pungent, with intense red and black fruit, savory herbs, mint, herbs and tobacco flavors that are front and center. This is an unusually dark, intense wine from Jamie Kutch. The 2014 will drink well young, but readers should expect a fairly rich appellation-level Pinot. About 50% of the blend is from Sonoma Stage, a clay-rich soil that contributes textural depth. Kutch de-stemmed 40% of the fruit here, which is unusual for his wines and gives the Sonoma Coast much of its up-front personality. This is a very serious appellation level Pinot. (AG 90) 1 bottle of Wilde Farm Pinot Noir Donnelly Creek Vineyard 2014 The 2014 Pinot Noir Donnelly Creek Vineyard is pretty, gracious and nicely lifted throughout. Sweet red cherry, sage, mint, orange peel and spice are all nicely delineated. The 2014 was done with 80% whole clusters, which gives it a slightly fleeting personality. My impression is that the 2014 could use a bit more depth, although there is good inner sweetness and pliancy. (AG 90) 1 bottle of Chanin Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard 2014 Chanin's 2014 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard is silky and beautifully layered throughout. Sweet red berry fruit and floral notes are pushed forward. Rose petal, blood orange and white pepper develop in the glass, adding brightness and tension to the acid-driven finish. The 35% whole clusters are pretty much buried by the sheer luxuriousness of the fruit. Deceptively medium in body, the Bien Nacido Pinot has a level of intensity that sneaks up on the understated finish. This classy Pinot will drink well for at least a handful of years. (AG 93) Donated by: DuMOL, Kutch Wines, Wilde Farm Wines, and Chanin Wines Value: $600
LOT 121 20TH ANNIVERSARY BACCHANAL THOMAS JEFFERSON HONOREE 8 BOTTLES FROM RAMEY WINE CELLARS, 2012 – 2016 1 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard 2012 As usual, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard is a great wine (a 650-case blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot). This sexy, full-throttle, opaque purple-colored 2012 boasts fabulous concentration along with copious notes of pen ink, blueberries, blackberries, and hints of graphite and espresso bean. Deep, full-bodied and multidimensional, this sensational Cabernet should drink well for 20-25 years. (RP 97+) 1 bottle of Syrah Rodgers Creek Vineyard 2014 The 2014 Syrah Rodger's Creek Vineyard is medium garnet-purple in color and reveals a very pretty perfume of kirsch, chocolate-covered cherries and mulberries with hints of potpourri, Provence herbs and fungi. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a beautiful velvety texture and wonderful freshness supporting the elegant perfumed layers, finishing on a compelling mineral note. (LB 93) 1 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon gives up notions of cassis, warm plums and cedar chest with touches of tobacco, dried herbs and underbrush. The palate is medium to full-bodied with plenty of ripe, juicy black fruits and savory accents framed by grainy tannins and background freshness, finishing on an earthy note. (LB 91)
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SILENT AUCTION 1 bottle of Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard 2014 The 2014 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard has exotic jasmine, pineapple and guava notes with hints of crème brulee and croissant. Medium-bodied with plenty of finesse in the mouth, it gives a nice balance between the fruit and savory flavors, with a silken texture and finishing long and toasty. (LB 93) 1 bottle of Syrah Sonoma Coast 2015 The 2015 Syrah Sonoma Coast is medium garnet-purple in color and scented of black cherries, mulberries and warm black plums with notions of peppercorns, violets and garrigue plus a touch of black olives. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and with a firm frame of ripe, rounded tannins, it has a lively peppery lift on the finish. (LB 90) 1 bottle of Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard 2015 The 2015 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard has a gregarious white peach, green mango and passion fruit nose with touches of cashews, lightly browned toast and butterscotch. Mediumbodied, the palate is chock-full of zip and zing, with a great intensity of vibrant tropical fruit flavors and a wicked acid backbone, finishing on a lingering mineral note. (LB 93) 1 bottle of Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2015 The 2015 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast has a gorgeous nose of warm apples, spiced pears and guava with touches of ginger and honeyed almonds. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers mouth-filling apple and spice flavors with a satiny texture and a long, lively finish. (LB 90) 1 bottle of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2016 The 2016 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley was aged for 14 months in 49% new French oak. Pale to medium ruby-purple, the nose gives warm potpourri, cinnamon stick and autumn leaves scents with classic notes of cola and smoke over a core of warm cranberry sauce, blueberry compote and red cherry preserves. Light to medium-bodied, the palate offers concentrated red and black fruits with great layers of spice and earthy nuances. It has a soft frame of structuring tannins and vibrant acidity, finishing very long and layered. 1,623 cases produced. (EB 93) Donated by: Ramey Wine Cellars Value: $1,000
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LOT 122 WEST COAST PINOT NOIRS 1 bottle of Beaux Freres Pinot Noir 2001 At the outset: Moderately saturated medium red. Nose dominated by smoky oak, coffee grounds and menthol. Offers good texture and richness but only modest verve and definition of flavor, despite the considerable CO2 Substantial oak tannins dry the tongue. After 24 hours: Much more complex aromas of sappy red cherry, strawberry, mocha and spices to go with the nutty oak. Rich, chewy and strong, with nicely concentrated red fruit flavors. Finishes with smooth tannins and excellent persistence. (ST 89) 1 bottle of Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard 2012 The 2012 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard comes across as quite supple and voluptuous today, with tons of upfront juiciness. Racy and opulent from the outset, the Kistler Vineyard blossoms with notable depth and layers of enveloping fruit. Dark red cherry, plum, spice and lavender add the final notes of complexity in a racy, perfumed Pinot to drink over the next decade. (AG 95) 1 bottle of Shea Wine Cellars Pinot Noir 2012 Vivid red. Fresh, spice-laced red berries and cherry on the perfumed nose. Smooth and fleshy on entry, then tighter in the middle, offering zesty raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of candied rose. Shows very good energy and focus on the clinging finish, with fine-grained tannins adding grip. (JR 91) 1 bottle of Dierberg Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2012 Vivid ruby-red. Smoke-and mineral-accented dark berries on the fragrant nose, with a deeper note of licorice appearing with aeration. Juicy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are complicated by a sweet floral pastille quality, along with a hint of blood orange. Dusty tannins give shape to the finish, which clings with very good intensity and lingering smokiness. (JR 90) 1 bottle of Maison L'Envoye Pinot Noir The Attaché 2013 Bright red. Perfumed aromas of fresh red berries, star anise and musky underbrush, plus notes of incense and candied rose. Palate-staining red fruit flavors turn sweeter with air. This energetic, precise Pinot finishes with strong thrust and gentle tannic persistence. (JR 91) 1 bottle of Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2014 The 2014 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is dark, bold and pungent, with intense red and black fruit, savory herbs, mint, herbs and tobacco flavors that are front and center. This is an unusually dark, intense wine from Jamie Kutch. The 2014 will drink well young, but readers should expect a fairly rich appellation-level Pinot. About 50% of the blend is from Sonoma Stage, a clay-rich soil that contributes textural depth. Kutch de-stemmed 40% of the fruit here, which is unusual for his wines and gives the Sonoma Coast much of its up-front personality. This is a very serious appellation level Pinot. (AG 90) 1 bottle of Wilde Farm Pinot Noir Donnelly Creek Vineyard 2014 The 2014 Pinot Noir Donnelly Creek Vineyard is pretty, gracious and nicely lifted throughout. Sweet red cherry, sage, mint, orange peel and spice are all nicely delineated. The 2014 was done with 80% whole clusters, which gives it a slightly fleeting personality. My impression is that the 2014 could use a bit more depth, although there is good inner sweetness and pliancy. (AG 90)
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SILENT AUCTION 1 bottle of Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2014 The 2014 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is an absolutely delicious wine that also captures the essence of the house style. Lifted and gracious, the 2014 offers striking purity in its flavors, not to mention impeccable overall balance. Citrus, cranberry, strawberry and expressive floral notes grace the taut, salivating finish. (JD 91) 1 bottle of Chanin Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard 2014 Chanin's 2014 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard is silky and beautifully layered throughout. Sweet red berry fruit and floral notes are pushed forward. Rose petal, blood orange and white pepper develop in the glass, adding brightness and tension to the acid-driven finish. The 35% whole clusters are pretty much buried by the sheer luxuriousness of the fruit. Deceptively medium in body, the Bien Nacido Pinot has a level of intensity that sneaks up on the understated finish. This classy Pinot will drink well for at least a handful of years. (AG 93) 1 bottle of Ramey Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2016 The 2016 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley was aged for 14 months in 49% new French oak. Pale to medium ruby-purple, the nose gives warm potpourri, cinnamon stick and autumn leaves scents with classic notes of cola and smoke over a core of warm cranberry sauce, blueberry compote and red cherry preserves. Light to medium-bodied, the palate offers concentrated red and black fruits with great layers of spice and earthy nuances. It has a soft frame of structuring tannins and vibrant acidity, finishing very long and layered. 1,623 cases produced. (EB 93) Donated by: Ramey Wines, Kutch, Wilde Farm, Domaine de la Cote, Chanin Wines, Kistler Vineyard, Shea Wine Cellars, Beaux Freres, Dierberg, Maison L’Envoye Value: $700
LOT 123 WEST COAST CHARDONNAYS 1 bottle of Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard 2014 The 2014 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard has exotic jasmine, pineapple and guava notes with hints of crème brulee and croissant. Medium-bodied with plenty of finesse in the mouth, it gives a nice balance between the fruit and savory flavors, with a silken texture and finishing long and toasty. (LB 93) 1 bottle of DuMOL Chardonnay Russian River 2014 The 2014 Chardonnay Russian River has a classic baked apricots and apple pie-laced nose with nuances of roasted nuts and buttered toast. Medium to full-bodied and richly fruited, it has a seductive touch of oiliness to the texture and great vitality, finishing a little spicy. (LB 92)
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1 bottle of Lewis Cellars Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014 Another warm vintage and generous crop brought plenty of sun-kissed fruit for our 2014 Napa Valley Chardonnay. Ripened red and green pears with white peach are threaded with tantalizing cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel spices. The cream-textured palate is opulent, fullbodied and delicious with notes of vanilla, mineral and flaky croissant that carry into a long and increasingly focused finish. "A bold, rich and creamy style that's remarkably elegant and graceful, with a bounty of ripe flavors built around white peach, nectarine, honeysuckle, fig and floral aromas. Finishes with a long sustained finish that keeps repeating the fruit themes. Drink now through 2021" (JL 95)
SILENT AUCTION 1 bottle of Vine Cliff Chardonnay 2014 Exhibits a rich, sleek, complex array of anise, fig, melon, apricot and honey flavors. Bold and expressive without being weighty. Drink now. 2,200 cases made. (JL 91) 1 bottle of Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2015 The 2015 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast has a gorgeous nose of warm apples, spiced pears and guava with touches of ginger and honeyed almonds. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers mouth-filling apple and spice flavors with a satiny texture and a long, lively finish. (LB 90) 1 bottle of Kutch Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2015 Kutch's 2015 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is a very pretty wine that straddles the line between the more reductive style of the 2014 and lusher expression found in the 2016. Lemon peel, white flowers, chalk, mint and white pepper give the 2015 brightness, aromatic lift and tension. Insistent saline notes punctuate the driving finish. Most of the fruit is from Bohan, although about 10% of the grapes came from Trout Gulch, in the Santa Cruz Mountains. (AG 94) 1 bottle of Lutum Chardonnay Gap’s Crown Vineyard 2015 The 2015 Chardonnay Gap's Crown Vineyard is bold and authoritative in style, with serious depth and phenolic intensity. Broad and ample on the palate, the Gap's Crown has an almost Pinot-like sense of structure and breadth. Ripe orchard fruit, butter, smoke and apricot pit infuse this super-expressive, virile Chardonnay from Lutum. This is a fabulous wine by any measure. (AG 94) 1 bottle of Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard 2015 The 2015 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard has a gregarious white peach, green mango and passion fruit nose with touches of cashews, lightly browned toast and butterscotch. Mediumbodied, the palate is chock-full of zip and zing, with a great intensity of vibrant tropical fruit flavors and a wicked acid backbone, finishing on a lingering mineral note. (LB 93) Donated by: Ramey Wine Cellars, DuMOL Winery, Kutch Wines, Lewis Cellars, Lutum Wines, Vine Cliff Wines Value: $500
LOT 124 WEST COAST CABERNETS 1 bottle of Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard 2012 As usual, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal Vineyard is a great wine (a 650-case blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot). This sexy, full-throttle, opaque purple-colored 2012 boasts fabulous concentration along with copious notes of pen ink, blueberries, blackberries, and hints of graphite and espresso bean. Deep, full-bodied and multidimensional, this sensational Cabernet should drink well for 20-25 years. (RP 97+) 1 bottle of Joel Gott Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Gott 2012 Gott's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Gott is full of goodness. Dark, juicy and expressive, the 2012 fleshes out beautifully in the glass. Plum, cloves and new leather add shades of nuance in a highly appealing, juicy Cabernet Sauvignon that will deliver tons of pure pleasure upon release. This bold, racy Cabernet Sauvignon is impossible to resist. (AG 92)
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SILENT AUCTION 1 bottle of William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a big whopper of one at 15.8% natural alcohol. Aged in a combination of French and American oak, the wine is deep ruby/purple and offers pungent blackcurrant, cedar and fruitcake notes with some riper blackberry and fig. It is medium to full-bodied, lush and best drunk over the next 5-7 years. (RP 88) 1 bottle of Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon gives up notions of cassis, warm plums and cedar chest with touches of tobacco, dried herbs and underbrush. The palate is medium to full-bodied with plenty of ripe, juicy black fruits and savory accents framed by grainy tannins and background freshness, finishing on an earthy note. (LB 91) Donated by: Ramey Wine Cellars, William Hill Estate Winery, Inglenook, and Joel Gott Wines Value: $600
LOT 125 4 BOTTLES FROM ITALY 1997 2 bottles of Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille 1997 A bold and structured Sangiovese from Tuscany by one of Italy’s greatest winemakers. A well-structured, big red. Lots of spice, cinnamon and ripe fruit. Full-bodied and very silky, with lots of raisin, spice and berry character and toasted oak. The wine is at its peak and perfect to drink now. (JS 93) 2 bottles of Luigi Pira Barolo Marenca 1997 Perfectly mature Barolo from Piemonte that retains its lively tart red fruit. The profound, dense garnet/ruby-colored 1997 Barolo Marenca displays a spectacular bouquet of roasted espresso, kirsch liqueur, blackberries, tobacco, sardines, cedar, and leather. Sumptuous in the mouth, full-bodied, with an exotic overripe character, this dense, thick Barolo tastes sweet because of the high glycerin levels. (RP 95) Donated by: Arthur Spector Value: $600
LOT 126 1 MAGNUM BOTTLE OF DUMOL PINOT NOIR WIDDOES VINEYARD RYAN 2016 Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Ryan has notions of crushed black cherries, blackberries and black raspberries with touches of anise, fertile loam, truffles and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied with a firm frame of grainy tannins and bags of freshness, it finishes long with a firm, compelling grip. (RP 94) B A C C H A N A L — 34
Donated by: DuMOL Winery Value: $200
LOT 127 6 BOTTLES OF BOND THE MATRIARCH PROPRIETARY RED BLEND 2015 The 2015 Matriarch Proprietary Red Blend, bottled in early 2018, is medium to deep garnetpurple in color and simply sings of crushed blackberries, black raspberries and warm black cherries with nuances of chocolate box, aniseed, cinnamon toast and lilacs. The full-bodied palate is rich, concentrated and lively with fine-grained tannins, finishing long. (LB 93) Donated by: S. Roy Chowdhury Value: $1,500
LOT 128 4 BOTTLES OF CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY 1 bottle of Kistler Chardonnay Kistler 2013 The 2013 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard, planted in 1979 with Old Wente in red volcanic soils, is a stunner. Deep, concentrated, full-bodied notes of white currants, lemon oil, apple blossom, white peach and honeysuckle are all present in this beautiful wine that will drink nicely for the next seven or so years. (RP 97) 1 bottle of Aubert Chardonnary Larry Hyde & Sons 2015 The 2015 Chardonnay Larry Hyde and Sons Vineyard is simply amazing with a level of intensity that is through the roof, strutting notes of lemon oil, candied ginger, pink grapefruit and orange blossom with touches of yuzu and brioche, plus a waft of green tea. Full-bodied, finely constructed, oily and yet with tons of zing, this is simply a blockbuster and a delicious one at that. (RP 97) 1 bottle of DuMol Chardonnay Clare 2015 The Clare Chardonnay is sourced from the Hyde Vineyard on the Napa Valley side of Carneros, planted to Old Wente clone vines that are now 22 years old. The 2015 Chardonnay Clare is a doppelganger for a great Meursault, featuring gloriously seductive pink grapefruit, lemon meringue pie and mandarin peel scents with hints of lime blossoms, fresh ginger, struck match and toasted almonds. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is super intense, with layer upon layer of electrically charged citrus and floral notes, framed by lively acid and a silken texture, finishing very long and very minerally. (LB 98+) 1 bottle of Kongsgaard Chardonnay 2016 Bottled in June 2018, the 2016 Chardonnay opens with decadent nectarine, spiced pears and apple pie scents with hints of lemon tart, orange blossoms and candied ginger plus a waft of marzipan. Full-bodied and rich, with a lovely satiny texture, it has a seamless line of freshness and tons of citrus and stone layers on the finish. (RP 97) Donated by: Kristin and Jamie Biddle Value: $600 B A C C H A N A L â€”Â 35
LOT 129 6 BOTTLES OF SPANISH REDS 1 bottle of Rotllan Torra Tirant 2003 The 2003 Tirant is a similar blend as the Amadis. Fermented in foudre and aged in French oak for 12 months, it is a more refined version of the Amadis with more complexity and elegance, but nevertheless still a beast of a wine. The purple/black color is followed by aromas of melting tar, blueberries, blackberries, and a touch of vanillin. The wine is dense and rich with layers of flavor, the tannin well hidden by the fruit. Give this bad boy another 4-6 years of cellaring and drink it for 15 years thereafter. (JM 96) 1 bottle of El Nido Clio 2004 The consulting winemaker at Bodegas El Nido is Chris Ringland of Barossa Valley fame. The 2004 Clio is 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 70% Monastrell (from 63-year-old vines) which received malolactic fermentation in new oak followed by 26 months of aging in new French and American barriques. A glass-coating opaque purple, it exhibits a sensational nose of earth, mushroom, leather, blueberry, and blackberry jam. On the palate, the wine is suppletextured, complex, with vibrant flavors of spicy blue and black fruits and a big-time WOW factor. This is a totally hedonistic effort with exceptional length and balance. It is remarkably light on its feet for such a powerful wine. (JM 97) 1 bottle of Mas Doix Costers de Vinyes Velles 2004 The 2004 Costers de Vinas Viejas is 50% Carinena, 48% Garnacha, and 2% Merlot aged for 16 months in new French oak. Deep purple, the aromas are other-worldly with truffle, tar, graphite, kirsch, and wild blueberry among the array of scents leaping from the glass. Flamboyant and opulent, the wine has remarkable richness and depth of flavor leading to a 60-second finish. Drink this hedonistic effort over the next 10-12 years. (JM 98) 1 bottle of Numanthia Termanthia 2004 The bouquet of the 2004 Termanthia is very intense but not overpowering, with notes of black currant, menthol, peppermint, kirsch and just a touch of eau-de-vie. The palate is fullbodied with dense, firm, quite robust tannins. It is very powerful with layers of spicy red berry fruit laced with cloves and Provencal herbs. There is still some oak to be subsumed towards the finish, which has mouth-gripping tannins. It is still very youthful, although after almost ten years, we have to wait and see what secondary delights it may muster. (NM 94) 1 bottle of Numanthia Numanthia 2005 The 2005 Numanthia was aged for 19 months in new French oak. Opaque purple, it has a superb perfume of violets, mineral, wood smoke, blueberry, and blackberry. This leads to a firm, very structured wine with questionable balance. The finish is long but tannic. This is a wine that demands cellaring but purchasing it is a gamble. (RP 92)
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1 bottle of Emilio Moro Malleolus de Valderramiro 2005 The 2005 Mallelous de Valderramiro is 100% Tempranillo sourced from a single 85-year-old vineyard with tiny yields. The wine went through malolactic fermentation in new American oak with batonnage followed by aging in new French oak for 18 months. Inky purplehued, the wine has stunning aromatics, kinky and complex. Notes of mineral/slate, pencil lead, espresso, wild blueberry and blackberry lead to a layered, opulent wine with superb concentration and great length. Drink it through 2030. (JM 97) Donated by: Kristin and Jamie Biddle Value: $1,000
LOT 130 3 BOTTLES OF CHATEAU STE MICHELLE ARTIST SERIES 2016 IN OWB Plump and rich, with spirited blackberry and toasty oak flavors that build structure toward sweet, silky tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2024. (TF 90) Donated by: Dr. Rick Cody Value: $200
LOT 131 1 DOUBLE MAGNUM BOTTLE OF HOSANNA POMEROL 2005 This is an absolutely spectacular effort from Christian Moueix’s tiny jewel in Pomerol – Hosanna. An extraordinary nose of blue and black fruits, floral notes, licorice, and truffle soars from the glass of this dense purple wine. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this wine often has the most complex set of aromatics of any Pomerol. Velvety tannins, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel, and stunning finish give this full-bodied, extravagantly rich wine accessibility now, but it is certainly capable of lasting 25 or more years. Sadly, there are only 1,200 cases of this. (RP 98) Donated by: Mrs. Enikö Mara-Somkuti and Dr. Stephen G. Somkuti Value: $1,000
LOT 132 5 BOTTLES OF BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1 bottle of Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano 1997 The 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano shows a rustic fringe (especially compared to the super-refined 1999 edition of the same wine) with some aromas of braised meat, pecorino cheese rind, black fruit, smoke and barbecue spice. It’s a wine with thicker bones, chunky parts and more abrupt movements. Having said that, its hearty, hometownhomeboy personality makes it just the kind of wine to pair with grilled meat and crunchy, oven-roasted potatoes with rosemary and olive oil. It’s definitely a wine that brings on your appetite. (ML 93) 1 bottle of Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 2006 The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino saturates the palate with deep layers of dark red fruit, violets, new leather and spices. The aromas and flavors grow beautifully with air, showing remarkable intensity all the way through to the expansive, textured finish. This is a brilliant effort from Giancarlo Pacenti. The Brunello saw 18-20 days on the skins, followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in French oak barrels, of which roughly 80% were new. The vineyard sources are approximately 4.5 hectares in Sant’Angelo and Piancornello (in the south of Montalcino) and 5 hectares in Pelagrilli (in the north). (AG 96) 1 bottle of Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Castello Banfi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the ripest wines I have tasted from this vintage. The bouquet opens to chewy tones of cherry or raspberry preserves with dried prunes and figs at the back. This is no surprise considering the softly sloping, sea-facing vineyards located in the lower part of the appellation where temperatures are slightly warmer on average. There is no doubt that this is an impeccably crafted wine (it sees 50-50 aging in French barrique and larger oak casks) that aspires to a great level of intensity, power and
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SILENT AUCTION fullness. The mouthfeel is round and immediate with sweet fruit flavors. This Brunello will appeal to those who like a softer side of Sangiovese. (ML 92) 1 bottle of Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Altesino's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino stands proud among its peers. No other wine I tasted among the new releases in Montalcino achieves this unique level of aromatic finesse and distinction. The bouquet is almost purely floral in character with a strong emphasis on pressed rose petal, dried violets and potpourri. The fruit tones are less emphatic and include bright cherry and red currant. In the mouth, the wine's compressed texture is accented by fennel seed and licorice. The 2009 vintage had more power and heat, but this version shows elegant restraint. (ML 93+) 1 bottle of Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2010 The gamy 2010 Brunello di Montalcino does a great job of presenting intensity and elegance all in the same delicious package. That's not easy to do and the excellent 2010 fruit plays a big role in achieving this goal. The wine offers a long succession of aromas that span from ripe fruit, to smoked meat, to grilled herb and soft spice. Delicate tones of licorice, cola and anise seed add life and energy. The list goes on. The wine's mouthfeel is best characterized by softness and structure, a two-fold approach that gives high hopes for the long aging potential of this wine. Valdicava's Brunello will appeal to those who love earthy and leathery notes in their Brunello. (ML 93) Donated by: Bob Victor and Lexa Edsall Value: $500
LOT 133 OFFICIAL CHILEAN PRESIDENTIAL GIFT BOX SET OF TWO BOUTIQUE WINES 1 bottle of 2010 Lahuen (Blend) by Terranoble, Central Valley Chile Succulent and juicy, with flavors of kirsch, dark plum and black fig, filled with notes of Asian spice. Tobacco leaf and bittersweet chocolate elements appear on the plush finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. 511 cases made. (JM 88) 1 bottle of 2010 Tatay de Cristobal (Carmenere) by Vina Von Siebenthal, Aconcagua Valley (90% carmenere and 10% petit verdot): Saturated ruby. Assertive aromas of blackcurrant, pipe tobacco, cocoa powder, licorice, mint and candied rose. Concentrated, focused and vibrant, offering intense flavors of dark berry preserves, bitter chocolate and spice cake. Finishes sappy and extremely long, with smoothly integrated tannins and an exotic touch of blood orange. Extremely impressive already but it's also built to age. (JR 93) Donated by: Benjamin Leavenworth, Consul of Chile Value: $250
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LOT 134 6 BOTTLES OF OZYMANDIAS WINES 2 bottles of Cuvée Jay Miriam 2018 Our 2018 red release is a 2015 vintage which is estate grown and bottled in North Fork, Long Island. Artisan winemaker Juan Sepúlveda, and Laurel Lake Vineyards have teamed up with Ozymandias Wines for their 4th release. Juan brings a lifetime of wine making knowledge from Chile to collaborate on developing this blend with Ozymandias Wines founder Rafe D'Amico. The blend was actually created with 2018 Ozymandias Scholarship recipient, Jay Miriam, hence the name: Cuvée Jay. You will be rewarded for cellaring this wine. Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 45%; Cabernet Franc 30%; Merlot 25%. Aging: 24-36 months in lightly toasted French barrels on their first or second use, offering just the right touch of oak with fruit notes still present in wine. 2 bottles of Cuvée Ma Belle 2018 Estate grown and bottled in North Fork, Long Island. Artisan winemaker Juan Sepúlveda, and Laurel Lake Vineyards have teamed up with Ozymandias Wines for their 5th release. Juan brings a lifetime of wine making knowledge from Chile to collaborate on developing this blend with Ozymandias Wines founder Rafe D'Amico. The blend was created with Rafe’s wife Clara, whom he affectionately calls, “Ma Belle,” as she is from France. Blend: Sauvignon Blanc 40%, Chardonnay (oak) 30%; Chardonnay (steel) 20%; Pinot Gris 10%. Aging: The reserve Chardonnay was aged 36 months in lightly toasted French barrels on their first or second use, offering just the right touch of oak. The remaining varietals, including additional Chardonnay, were aged in steel for 12 months. 2 bottles of Burning River 2017 The 2017 release is a Chardonnay blend from North Fork, Long Island. Artisan winemaker Juan Sepúlveda, and Laurel Lake Vineyards have teamed up with Ozymandias Wines for their second vintage. Juan brings a lifetime of knowledge from making wine to collaborate on developing this blend with Ozymandias Wines founder Rafe D'Amico, and his brother Tony D'Amico. Blend: Chardonnay (oak) 50%; Sauvignon Blanc 30%; Pinot Gris 10%; Chardonnay (steel) 10%. Aging: 10-18 months in lightly toasted French barrels on their first or second use, offering just the right touch of oak with slight tropical fruit and stone notes in the wine. Donated by: Ozymandias Wines Value: $200
LOT 135 2 BOTTLES OF DOMAINE DROUHIN OREGON PINOT NOIR LOUISE 2012 The 2012 Pinot Noir Louise is a barrel selection from the Laurene cuvée that in this particular vintage consists of 19 barrels. There is a subtle, seductive exoticism on the nose with plush raspberry and cranberry fruit inflected with a subtle marine influence that becomes more pronounced with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with caressing tannin and very well-judged acidity. This is very harmonious, a little reticent at first, but fanning out with confidence toward the finish adorned with blackberry, strawberry and allspice notes. Very persistent in the mouth, this is a superb Pinot Noir. (NM 93) Donated by: Kelly and Joe Culley Value: $220
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LOT 136 3 BOTTLES OF MOONE-TSAI BLACK LIST XVIII 2015 Bright ruby red in hue, our Black List XVIII beckons with enticing aromas of black and red fruits, and hints of shaved cedar. At the outset, the stealthy attack invites inspection with a layered salutation of flavors marked by blackberry, black cherry, plum, earth and cherry cola. Alluring, but focused, the wine’s underlying vigor reveals itself with a pleasing acidity, and purposeful structure defined by finely grained tannins that help affirm a satisfying and lengthy finish. While “pretty and pleasing” are likely to be recorded as first impressions of this coy cabernet; the wine’s ultimate bearing reveals a more deliberate and purposeful actor. Donated by: Kelly and Joe Culley Value: $600
LOT 137 2 BOTTLES OF KUTCH PINOT NOIR FALSTAFF VINEYARD 2017 The 2017 Pinot Noir Falstaff Vineyard is another rich, dense wine in this lineup from Kutch. The Falstaff is the wildest and most savory of these Pinots. Game, tobacco, crushed leaves and smoke all add to the wine's earthy, feral personality. Here, too, the 100% whole clusters are beautifully woven into the wine's fabric. I would give the 2017 at least a few years in bottle to allow some of the tannin heft to soften. There is plenty of suppleness in the fruit waiting to emerge. (AG 94) Donated by: Kelly and Joe Culley Value: $120
LOT 138 3 BOTTLES OF DUMOL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016 1 bottle of DuMOL Cabernet Sauvignon Montecillo Vineyard The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Montecillo Vineyard captures all the personality of this site. Inky red/purplish berry fruit, grilled herbs, black pepper and licorice give the 2016 its distinct pungent character. The tannins are powerful, but all the elements are impeccably balanced. In 2016, Andy Smith crafted a Cabernet that is both potent and also very elegant. (AG 95) 2 bottles of DuMOL Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley A ripe, friendly style, with a creamy-textured core of cassis and cherry preserve flavors underscored by anise and apple wood notes that stay nicely melded with the fruit on the finish. There's a lingering cast iron note keeping this grounded. Best from 2021 through 2032. 640 cases made. (JM 93) Donated by: Kelly and Joe Culley Value: $330 B A C C H A N A L — 40
LOT 139 2 BOTTLES OF DUMOL PINOT NOIR 2016/17 1 bottle of DuMOL Pinot Noir Wildrose Estate 2016 The 2016 Pinot Noir Wildrose Estate is a wine of real character and personality. Rose petal, mint, dried flowers, game, blood orange and incense all add an exotic quality that is impossible to miss. Beautifully perfumed and deep, the Wildrose has so much to offer. (AG 94+) 1 bottle of DuMOL Pinot Noir Highland Divide 2017 Intense cedary notes accent the dried berry and cherry flavors, backed by firm acidity. Flint details fill the powerful finish, along with plenty of mineral and spice elements. Drink now through 2023. 980 cases made. (JM 91) Donated by: Kelly and Joe Culley Value: $200
LOT 140 6 BOTTLES OF REX HILL PINOT NOIR 2017 3 bottles of Rex Hill Reserve Vineyard Pinot Noir Pomegranate, prune, black cherry and concentrated blackberry notes mingle with tomato skin and slate rock on the nose. The palate is velvety and rich, the hallmark of the Reserve wines each year. Cacao and spice show through the redolent black fruits. With impeccable balance and tannin integration, the 2017 Rex Hill Reserve Pinot Noir is the perfect addition to the true collector’s cellar. 2 bottles of Rex Hill Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir Bright red fruits greet the nose right out of the glass: raspberry, cherry, cranberry and red plum. The pretty nose is lifted with hints of vanilla and dusty earth secondary to the bounty of red fruits. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and vibrant, with the perceptible warmth – a tribute to the vineyard – in balance with bright acidity and a light tannin structure. The finish is long and tapers perfectly at the end with a hint of cherry lingering. 1 bottle of Rex Hill Two Mules Vineyard Pinot Noir The first single-vineyard bottling from this exciting, beautiful vineyard does not disappoint. At first smell, classic Pinot notes of cherry cola and sarsaparilla jump out, followed by Asian spices, cinnamon, chocolate, and a hint of tomato leaf. The palate is well-integrated, with a tannic structure that points to a particularly long aging potential. Earthy notes of dried leaves and dusty cacao mingle with red fruits on the palate. Donated by: Kelly and Joe Culley Value: $350
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LOT 141 1 DOUBLE MAGNUM BOTTLE OF LA JOTA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1998 The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon 17th Anniversary Release offers a dark ruby color as well as a big, peppery, spicy, black currant, plum, mineral, earth, and dried herb-scented bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, with a fine texture in addition to a medium-weight, Bordeaux-like style, it has firm tannin, but not much lushness and complexity. It requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and should keep for 15-16 years. (RP 88) Donated by: Kelly and Joe Culley Value: $300
LOT 142 6 BOTTLES OF HENTLEY FARM SHIRAZ THE BEAST 2014 The 2014 Shiraz The Beast spent 22 months in oak (65% new French), so it has a toasty, cedary veneer to it right now. There's plenty of cherry fruit, so just give it some time in the cellar before popping a cork. By then the oak will have morphed into lovely dried-spice elements adorning ripe cherries, and the full-bodied wine will show more elegance on the lingering finish. (RP 94) Donated by: Kelly and Joe Culley Value: $550
LOT 143 6 BOTTLES OF DUMOL SYRAH 2016/17 3 bottles DuMOL Syrah Greywacke Vineyard Eddie’s Patch 2016 The 2016 Syrah Eddie’s Patch displays a deep garnet-purple color, with notes of blackberries, blueberries and plums plus hints of espresso, fertile earth, smoked meats, Indian spices and violets. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals a built-like-a-brick-house structure with ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with lots of exotic spice layers on the finish. (LB 94) 2 bottles of DuMOL Syrah Wild Mountainside Russian River Valley 2017 Black cherry, boysenberry, lavender, violet and green peppercorn are all present in the aroma. There's lovely clarity of flavor and purity of cool climate fruit: cassis and blackberry offset by thyme, tobacco and cocoa nib. A lushness of texture takes over with lingering black fruits and lilac on the peppery, extended finish. Drink this soon after release or enjoy the reward of 10+ years of aging. (JD 94)
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1 bottle of DuMOL Syrah Estate Vineyard 2016 Creamy and beautifully textured, the 2016 Syrah Estate Vineyard is a winner from DuMol. Inky dark fruit, lavender, spice, menthol and black pepper all grace this exquisitely beautiful, expressive Syrah. The 2016 was done with 6% Viognier and 50% whole clusters, but what really comes through is the wine's sublime balance. (AG 95) Donated by: Kelly and Joe Culley Value: $500
LOT 144 3 BOTTLES OF AL LAGO REDS 1 bottle of Al Lago 2014 Sonata Another incredible wine is the 2014 Sonata, which checks in as a mix of 44% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Sangiovese, which comes from a mix of sites in Ventura County, Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande. Barrel fermented and aged 16 months in 70% new French oak, this beauty offers classy notes of creme de cassis, crushed violets, graphite and wet rock to go with a pure, elegant, seamless style on the palate. Like all of the wines from Guillaume Fabre, it's impeccably made and shines for its sheer pedigree and purity. Drink it anytime over the coming decade. (JD 94) 2 bottles of Al Lago 2015 Aria A blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Aria reveals a medium to deep garnet-purple color and nose of black forest cake, warm black plums and cassis with hints of dark chocolate, dried Provence herbs, black pepper and spice box plus a waft of charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with expressive black fruits and spicy layers, supported by ripe, rounded tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with great length. Produced by Guillaume Fabre of Clos Solene, this is a wine of fantastic elegance and sophistication, though sadly only 65 cases are available. (LB 92) Donated by: Kelly and Joe Culley Value: $200
LOT 145 DAVID LYNCH COLLECTION Signed David Lynch Lime Green Box Set Writer, director and artist David Lynch has personally selected these works, including many pieces new to DVD, and a Mystery disc of content taken from Lynch's own personal archives and available only in this box set. Box Set includes: Eraserhead – Remastered Version, Eraserhead Soundtrack, The Short Films of David Lynch, The Elephant Man, The Elephant Man Extras – DVD Debut, Wild At Heart, Industrial Symphony No. 1 – DVD Debut, Blue Velvet – New Lynch Approved 5.1 Sound Mix, Dumbland, Mystery Disc-DVD Debut, includes 32 deleted or extended scenes from Wild At Heart, 40-Page Collectors Picture Book. Dom Perignon 2003: Special Edition by David Lynch The 2003 Dom Pérignon is maturing very gracefully in bottle, wafting from the glass with aromas of smoke, bread dough, waxy lemon rind and confit citrus. On the palate, the wine is ample, vinous and full-bodied but retains excellent definition, and it's structured around chewy dry extract from mature skins, which compensates for its comparative lack of acidity. It will be interesting to follow its evolution over the coming decade. (WK 93) B A C C H A N A L — 43
SILENT AUCTION David Lynch: The Unified Field Released in conjunction with the PAFA exhibition, David Lynch: Unified Field (September 13, 2014 - January 11, 2015), the first American survey of the artist's paintings and drawings. Lavishly illustrated with Lynch’s artwork, previously unpublished archival photographs and featuring an in-depth essay by curator Robert Cozzolino, this is a must-have for Lynch fans and those interested in contemporary art. Donated by: Ro and Martin King and David Lynch Value: $500
LOT 146 TWO VIP TICKETS TO OZYMANDIAS WINES FUNDRAISER & 2021 LABEL REVEAL An evening filled with fine wine, delicious food and thought-provoking art at the New York Academy of Art. All to raise money for art scholarships from Ozymandias Wines. We will also reveal our 2020 Ozymandias Wines Scholarship recipient along with the corresponding label artwork. Artists will have their work on display and available for sale. Event held in New York City in August 2020. Donated by: Ozymandias Wines Value: $100
LOT 147 PRIVATE TASTING AND LUNCH FOR 6 PEOPLE WITH DAVID RAMEY AT RAMEY WINE CELLARS IN HEALDSBURG, CA AND A SIGNED MAGNUM OF 2015 RAMEY WESTSIDE FARMS CHARDONNAY, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY Six guests will enjoy a private portfolio tasting followed by a 3 course lunch with David Ramey at the winery in Healdsburg, CA. Lunch will be paired with both current vintage wines and library selections. The experience will also include a signed magnum of 2015 Westside Farms Chardonnay, Russian River Valley. Donated by: Ramey Wine Cellars Value: $1,500
LOT 148 BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR OF THE HISTORIC UNION LEAGUE OF PHILADELPHIA AND WINE AND CHEESE TASTING IN CELLAR 62 Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Historic Union League of Philadelphia, a shining jewel of history in a city defined by such treasure. Founded in 1862 as a patriotic society to support the Union and the policies of President Abraham Lincoln, The Union League of Philadelphia laid the philosophical foundation of other Union Leagues across a nation torn by civil war. Wrap up the tour with a wine and cheese tasting in Cellar 62. B A C C H A N A L — 44
Donated by: The Union League Legacy Foundation Value: $1,250
LOT 149 UNFORGETTABLE TOUR & TASTING FOR FOUR AT GRGICH HILLS ESTATE Get a behind-the-scenes experience with a tour of Rutherford Winery at Grgich Hills Estate in California’s Napa Valley, followed by a seated tasting of estate wines paired with cheeses. Donated by: Grgich Hills Estate Value: $500
LOT 150 PRIVATE TASTING AND TOUR OF DUMOL WINERY FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE Enjoy a private tasting and tour at DuMOL Winery for up to 4 people. Winery in Windsor, California. Donated by: DuMOL Winery Value: $500
LOT 151 EXCLUSIVE CHEF’S TABLE FOR 6 PEOPLE AT LACROIX AT THE RITTENHOUSE Treat yourself to dinner at Lacroix’s Chef’s Table, designed to provide guests with front-row seats to a lively culinary performance. Witness artistry in its most delicious sense as their team of chefs prepare a vibrant custom-tailored menu inspired by Executive Chef Jonathan Cichon. Savor each sip of wine, selected by Lacroix’s expert sommelier, and chat with their culinary team as they add the finishing touches to your dish, while you relax beneath the glow of a glimmering Phillip Starck chandelier. Donated by: Hersha Hospitality and The Rittenhouse Value: $2,500
LOT 152 CHEF’S SEASONAL TASTING MENU WITH WINE PAIRING FOR 4 GUESTS AT SCARPETTA RESTAURANT The Italian expression, “fare la scarpetta,” describes the gesture of taking the little bootshaped piece of bread to soak up the remaining sauce left in the pot of one’s home kitchen. Scarpetta draws its name from this familial gesture and represents the indulgent pleasure of savoring a meal down to its very last taste. You’ll want to savor every last bite too as you gather with friends to experience the Chef’s Seasonal Tasting Menu of exquisitely prepared dishes, carefully paired with the perfect wine. Donated by: Comcast NBCUniversal Value: $400
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LOT 153 A VETRI CULINARY EXPERIENCE Lunch Tasting Menu for Two People at Vetri Cucina Over the past two decades, Vetri Cucina has continued to offer outstanding rustic fare, handcrafted pastas, innovative flavor combinations and artful presentations inspired by Italian cuisine. Enjoy a lunch tasting menu for two. Excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity. Gift Certificate to any Vetri Family Location Bring your family or friends for a night out at one of the following Vetri Family locations: Situated at the entrance of Philadelphia’s Navy Yard, Bar Amis offers a lively, yet laidback environment with menus inspired by amis trattoria. Our waterfront location and close proximity to Philadelphia’s sports stadiums and concert venues make us an ideal spot to enjoy drinks on our open air patio or a flavorful meal in our lively dining room. Pizzeria Vetri celebrates the art of authentic pizza making. Simple food made exactly the right way, using the best and freshest ingredients, served in a space where all are welcome. Come by, pull up a seat at our open kitchen pizza bar and see what happens when good food, good drinks, and good people come together. Donated by: Vetri Family Value: $600
LOT 154 DINNER AND WINE PAIRING FOR FOUR AT OSTERIA Experience dining with the intimacy of your family and friends in a truly memorable setting at Osteria. Groups are served family style and the menu arranged in advance of the date. Special dietary needs can be satisfied. Tax and gratuity not included. Donated by: The Schulson Collective Value: $500
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RAT’S RESTAURANT DINING & GROUNDS EXPERIENCE FOR 10 GUESTS Nestled in the heart of central New Jersey lies Grounds For Sculpture, a magical place where art and nature are always at play. At its core are more than 270 sculptures by renowned and emerging contemporary artists, each thoughtfully positioned on meticulously landscaped parkland full of thousands of exotic trees and flowers. It is a feast for the senses. Stop over to Rat’s Restaurant for a 3-course seasonal dinner menu with wine pairings. Rat’s is designed to make guests feel like they have stepped back in time to Claude Monet’s beloved town of Giverny. Date must be selected 2 weeks in advance & must be mutually agreed upon by recipient, Rat’s management & Grounds For Sculpture. All other alcoholic beverages not included. All 10 Grounds passes must be used in one visit. Donated by: Constellation Culinary Group Value: $2,500
LOT 156 ONE NIGHT STAY AT THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL PHILADELPHIA AT COMCAST CENTER ALONG WITH BREAKFAST FOR TWO Indulge in the perfect getaway without having to leave the city. Soaring above Center City in the skyline’s tallest tower, the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center is located atop the 60-story landmark tower designed by architect Lord Norman Foster. During your stay, discover restaurants by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and James Beard Award-winner Greg Vernick. On the 57th floor, relax with a rejuvenation facial or customized massage in the hotel’s spa, and find fresh motivation in the fitness center followed by a dip in the infinity pool. Your stay in a Premier Cityscape room includes breakfast for two people and is valid from September 2019-September 2020. Donated by: Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center Value: $900
LOT 157 ONE NIGHT STAY AT THE KIMPTON HOTEL PALOMAR AND DINNER AT TRIA PHILLY Enjoy a one night stay at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, Kimpton’s first property in the City of Brotherly Love! As Philadelphia’s first LEED Certified hotel, Hotel Palomar is the epitome of luxury and eco-friendly design. Stop by Philly’s favorite place for wine, cheese and beer. Enjoy $50 at one of three locations: Tria Café Rittenhouse, Tria Café Washington Square West, or Tria Taproom. Donated by: Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia and Tria Value: $650
LOT 158 STAYCATION Want to get away without the hassle of travel? Treat yourself to the ultimate staycation with a dinner for 2 at a Starr Restaurant of your choice and a night at The Sonesta Hotel. Enjoy a night out in the Rittenhouse neighborhood with a dinner at a Starr Restaurant of your choice. Unwind with a restful stay at the Sonesta Hotel complete with a breakfast. Package includes a $200 gift certificate for 2 at a Starr Restaurant of your choice and an overnight stay at The Sonesta Hotel with breakfast. Donated by: Comcast NBCUniversal Value: $450
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LOT 159 DINE AROUND IN CENTER CITY Take a culinary tour of Philadelphia with this restaurant package fit for foodies! Enjoy authentic Indian Cuisine and craft cocktails while soaking in the modern ambiance of Veda Modern Indian Bistro. Head over to Fishtown and enjoy a unique, modern raw bar and a seasonal menu of the freshest fish and seafood at Aether. Enjoy the stylish and energetic atmosphere of Del Frisco’s Grille and savor the bold flavors of their market fresh ingredients. Wine and dine with contemporary American fare as Ben Franklin did at Franklin Social in Old City. Cheers! Package includes gift certificates to: Veda Modern Indian Bistro, Aether, Del Frisco’s Grille, Franklin Social. Donated by: Comcast NBCUniversal Value: $400
LOT 160 BEAUTY AND WELLNESS PACKAGE Feel great and look great with the beauty package of a lifetime! Get your blood pumping with a barre class at the Bar Method Rittenhouse, then treat yourself to a relaxing spa day, followed by a hair makeover. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, glowing, and ready to take on the world. Package includes: 1 month of unlimited classes to The Bar Method Rittenhouse, 3-Month Membership to Heyday Spa, Gift Certificate to Giovanni and Pileggi Hair Salon, Gift Certificate to Endeavor Athletics / Phila Runner Athleisure. Donated by: Comcast NBCUniversal Value: $600
LOT 161 6 LESSONS AT THE NELLY BERMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC The Nelly Berman School of Music is a private community school founded in 1983. Through music, the school aims to awaken the natural creative instincts of its students. The warm, supportive atmosphere of the school contributes to the development of individuality, self-esteem and responsibility. Through our goal-oriented and disciplined approach, the school provides a serious, well-rounded musical education in a fun-oriented and pleasurable environment that engages the students and their families. Package includes: one 45-minute voice lesson, one 45-minute guitar lesson, one 45-minute piano lesson, one 45-minute string lesson, one 45-minute brass lesson, and one 45-minute woodwind lesson. Donated by: The Nelly Berman School of Music Value: $450
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HANDPAINTED BONBON CLASS FOR FOUR Join Chef Aurora Wold at Aurora Grace in Society Hill for an immersive tasting and chocolate-making experience as she guides you through the process of creating her signature hand-painted bonbons! You will get an inside look at each step of the process, from painting to capping, all the while sampling chocolates and other confections. Donated by: Aurora Grace Value: $500
LOT 163 FOOD, COMEDY, AND AN OVERNIGHT STAY IN THE CITY $150 Gift Certificate for Two to Fork Restaurant Fork is a contemporary American restaurant with a menu inspired by the Mid-Atlantic region and the local growers and producers who help shape its terroir. This is the perfect restaurant for a special occasion meal. Donated by: High Street Hospitality Group Helium Comedy Club: Admission for 6 Helium Comedy Club brings stadium size talent to an intimate theater on a weekly basis. Enjoy live comedy or another nationally acclaimed performance art from no more than 60 feet away from the stage. While you’re there, grab a bite and a drink from the wide selection of food and beverage options, from perfectly proportioned appetizers to the hottest craft beers, as well as a full spread of entrees, desserts, and home-spun cocktails in a relaxing, cozy atmosphere. Restrictions: Reservation required. Cannot be used for special events. Donated by: Helium Comedy Club Value: $300
LOT 164 LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Four tickets to any screening Monday-Thursday with four popcorn/drink passes Enjoy four tickets with four popcorn and drink passes to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Inside the fully restored, historic 1926 Seville Theatre, classic art house style meets state-of-the-art projection, sound, and seating, creating a boutique movie-going experience, the way films were meant to be seen. Must be used Monday through Thursday only. Donated by: Bryn Mawr Film Institute Two All Access Badges for the 29th Philadelphia Film Festival Every October, the Philadelphia Film Society hosts the Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF) which gathers more than 25,000 dedicated film lovers and scores of talented filmmakers for eleven exceptional days of cinematic splendor. The All Access Badge is your ticket to a star-quality Festival experience! Grab a seat for the full Festival, plus special perks. All Access Badge Benefits include: priority admission to all screenings during the Film Festival, admission to Opening & Closing Night Films and Parties, invites to select special events throughout PFF29, admission to the PFF29 Festival Lounge during the Film Festival, plus special Badge Holder perks. Donated by: Philadelphia Film Society Value: $1,100
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LOT 165 FOR THE PHILADELPHIA PERFORMANCE ART LOVERS! People’s Light & Theater Company Tickets Two tickets to any Sunday evening through Thursday evening or Saturday Matinee performance. Donated by: People’s Light & Theater Company Wilma Theater Tickets Enjoy two tickets to one performance of the 2019–2020 season. Donated by: The Wilma Theater 1812 Productions Theater Tickets Enjoy two tickets to any show any main stage performance in the 2019-2020 season. Donated by: 1812 Productions Arden Theatre Company Tickets Two tickets to an Arden Theatre Company production during our 2019-2020 season, excluding opening nights. Donated by: Arden Theatre Company Fringe Arts Performance Tickets Two tickets to a Blue Heaven comedy show or a High Pressure Fire Service series performance. Donated by: Fringe Arts Value: $500
LOT 166 FOR THE PHILADELPHIA ART LOVERS! A one year family membership to the Woodmere Art Museum Enjoy a one year family membership to the Woodmere Art Museum. Benefits include: free admission to special exhibitions and museum galleries for two adults, 10% discount in the Museum Store, Woodmere’s publication mailings, new members’ reception, special excursions including free guided tours at area institutions, reduced rates for studio art classes and workshops, and reduced admission to programs and Friday Night Jazz and Classical Saturday concerts. Donated by: Woodmere Art Museum
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Four admission guest passes to the James A. Michener Art Museum Enjoy four admission guest passes to the James A. Michener Art Museum. Home to a world-class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionism, the Michener in Doylestown also hosts nationally touring special exhibitions and showcases important regional artists. Additional highlights include the Nakashima Reading Room, the Daniel Garber mural, and art outdoors. Donated by: James A. Michener Art Museum Value: $200
LOT 167 HORTICULTURAL LOVERS! 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show Tickets Two tickets to the 2020 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Philadelphia Flower Show, February 29th to March 8th, 2020. Donated by: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Winterthur Admission Passes Two General Admission Passes to an introductory house tour, the Winterthur Garden and Garden Tram, the Galleries, Enchanted Woods, and the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens. Donated by: Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library Longwood Garden Passes Two admission tickets to visit Longwood Gardens. Not valid toward specially ticketed events, such as Fireworks or Wine & Jazz Festival, every Friday through Sunday during a Longwood Christmas, and every day December 26th through January 1st. Donated by: Longwood Gardens Value: $200
LOT 168 INDEPENDENCE SEAPORT MUSEUM ADMISSION FOR 4 Independence Seaport Museum is the premier maritime museum of the Delaware River Valley. With exhibits on boatbuilding, immigration, and the history of Philadelphia, plus a Spanish-American War cruiser, and a WWII submarine open for tours. Independence Seaport Museum offers fun and learning for all ages. Donated by: Independence Seaport Museum Value: $150
LOT 169 A REVOLUTIONARY EXPERIENCE A private tour for 12 people at the Museum of the American Revolution followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with a curator in the Founders Boardroom and on the balcony overlooking the First Bank of the United States, weather permitting. Donated by: Martha McGeary Snider Value: $2,500
LOT 170 PRIVATE TOUR OF THE BARNES The Barnes Foundation is a one-of-a-kind collection. Enjoy your own private tour of the incredible works on view. Donated by: Libby and George Trammell Value: $450
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LOT 171 ONE HOUR GUIDED TOUR FOR 8 GUESTS AT PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART Enjoy a one-hour guided tour for 8 guests at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Donated by: Philadelphia Museum of Art Value: $350
LOT 172 SOCIAL PARTY FOR 8 AT LUCKY STRIKE Hip, open-atmosphere venue featuring two floors of fun! 24 bowling lanes, ping pong and billiards tables, 2 full bars, DJ, and plenty of VIP and lounge seating make Lucky Strike Center City’s #1 destination for you and your family or friends. Package includes: 2 hours of bowling, complimentary shoe rental, mac & cheese bites, and chips & salsa. Donated by: Lucky Strike Value: $200
LOT 173 HOST A MOVIE NIGHT OR SPECIAL EVENT AT THE JOHN AND RICHANDA RHODEN ARTS CENTER! PAFA's new Arts Center is a 15,000 square foot multidisciplinary facility located on the lower level of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building. The Rhoden Arts Center comprises a 265-seat auditorium, a new gallery for student art, and collection storage vaults for 20thand 21st century works of art. The state-of-the-art Auditorium is equipped with professionalgrade technology for lighting, sound, and projection, and can accommodate music and dance performances, lectures, film screenings, and other events. This new space is 85% larger than PAFA's previous auditorium in the Historic Landmark Building, which will be renovated and repurposed as a new gallery for exhibitions of contemporary art. Adjacent to the auditorium is the Anne Bryan Gallery. This dynamic space showcases approximately twelve annual exhibitions featuring work by current PAFA students, faculty, alumni, and staff. These exhibitions are curated by PAFA faculty and the students themselves. No food or beverage in the theater. Catering not included. Donated by: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Value: $3,500
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DINNER AND A SHOW Enjoy a performance by the acclaimed Pennsylvania Ballet this 2019-2020 season. From beloved classic ballets to exciting contemporary pieces, including five world premieres, Pennsylvania Ballet’s 2019-2020 Season has something for everyone. This lot includes a pre or post-show dinner for $500 at the Schulson Collective restaurant of your choice. Donated by: Amy and Putnam Coes Value: $1,000
LOT 175 ROUND OF GOLF FOR THREE AND LUNCH AT MERION GOLF CLUB Championship golf and champion golfers have long been intertwined with the mystique of Merion Golf Club’s East and West Courses. Designed by Hugh Wilson, Merion’s East Course has played host to more USGA Championships than any course in America and is home to some of its greatest moments. From Robert Tyre Jones, Jr.’s completion of golf’s elusive Grand Slam at the 1930 U.S. Amateur, to Ben Hogan’s awe-inspiring performance and now legendary one-iron on the 72nd hole during the 1950 U.S. Open, the sculpted greens, fairways, and treacherous bunkers of Merion have shaped the game. Donated by: Hank and June Smith Value: $1,500
LOT 176 ULTIMATE PHILLIES PACKAGE It’s time to play ball! Gather your friends for an unforgettable day of fun with an outing for up to 16 people to a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park in 2020, which includes: 16 game tickets in an owner suite, dinner and cocktails in exclusive executive dining room located in the hall of fame level of the ballpark, parking for up to 3 cars in the plaza parking garage. Donated by: The Philadelphia Phillies Value: $4,800
LOT 177 TWO CLUB BOX SEATS TO PHILADELPHIA EAGLES VS. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS ON SUNDAY, NOV. 17, 2019 Enjoy two club box seats and one parking pass to the Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Donated by: Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP Value: $2,000
LOT 178 UP IN THE AIR! Choose your own adventure as you charter a King Air Aircraft for the day! Professional Conquest Pilots will oversee your travel. Plan a trip for up to eight (8) people and up to a 350 mile radius leaving from Philadelphia. Drop offs include: Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard or Boston. Available dates are weekdays during the summer of 2020 (dependent on the weather). Donated by: Wendi and Charlie Chase Value: $3,000 B A C C H A N A L — 53
LOT 179 EXPERIENCE THE NEW FERRARI PORTOFINO WITH AN EXTENDED TEST DRIVE You and a guest will have the use of a Ferrari Portofino for an extended driving experience. As the auction winner, you are eligible for an extended test drive in the Ferrari Portofino at Algar Ferrari of Philadelphia. Algar Ferrari is excited for you to get behind the wheel! The extended test drive and Algar experience will be for the duration of one weekend (Friday to Monday) during the Spring or Summer of 2020, pending dealer availability. Weather must be permitting, for both your safety and satisfaction. The test drive is for one individual driver, with a clean driving record, and cannot be transferred or shared with any other persons. Guests are allowed as passengers. Algar Ferrari requires a copy of the driver’s license and insurance policy. Winner Receives: Extended Ferrari Portofino Test Drive, (2) Ferrari Hats, (1) Ferrari Portofino hardcover book for the winner. Donated by: Algar Ferrari Value: $3,500
LOT 180 ELIZABETH OSBORNE STUDIO TOUR & LUNCH FOR 10 Join this year’s Artist Honoree, Elizabeth Osborne, for a private studio tour in Philadelphia's Fairmount neighborhood, followed by wine and cheese with the artist for up to 10 guests. Donated by: Elizabeth Osborne Value: $1,000
LOT 181 PAFA ON THE WEST COAST Enjoy a private studio tour with PAFA alumna, Njideka Akunyili Crosby at her studio in Los Angeles, CA. After, receive a personal showing of Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World at The Fowler Museum. Donated by: Njideka Akunyili Crosby and The Fowler Museum Value: $1,500
LOT 182 SPECIAL BUY IT NOW LOT: TAKE A SEAT IN PAFA’S RHODEN ARTS CENTER The Rhoden Arts Center features a 265-seat auditorium, student art gallery, and art storage vaults. PAFA invites you to Take A Seat today: with a gift of $2,500, your name or message will be engraved on one of our auditorium seats. Your seat may be named in honor or memory of a loved one; additional donor recognition options are also available. B A C C H A N A L — 54
Donated by: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Value: $2,500
Christy Williams Coombs
V I C E P R E S I D E N T, A U C T I O N E E R D I R E C T O R , C O R P O R AT E A R T S E R V I C E S S O T H E B Y ’ S M U S E U M , P R I VAT E A N D C O R P O R AT E A R T S E R V I C E S
Christy Coombs joined Sotheby's in August of 2005 as a member of the Sotheby’s Press Office where she liaised with external media and assisted with press releases and corporate affairs. Mrs. Coombs has since worked in Old Master Paintings (2006-2010). She has been in her current role in Museum and Corporate Art Services since August of 2010. She too works with private clients and advisors, managing relationships with over 100 private collectors, museums and corporations to facilitate deaccessions, acquisitions, valuations and cultivation events. She has participated in auctions such The Studio Museum in Harlem Benefit Auction, sales from the Baltimore Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Museum of Modern Art museum sales and the Neuberger Berman, General Mills, Bank of America and UBS corporate collection sales. Mrs. Coombs received a BA in English and art history from the University of Virginia. She became a licensed and bonded auctioneer in December of 2016 and has conducted numerous Sotheby’s sales and benefit auctions for Bank of America, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Girl Rising, Project Sunshine, the Japan Society, the Queens Museum, the Norman Rockwell Museum and other nonprofit organizations. In 2018, she raised over $1.5M for nonprofit organizations, and in 2019, she has already raised nearly $2M benefiting various institutions and organizations and the communities they serve.
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LOT 1 GREAT TUSCAN WINES 1996-2012
1 bottle of 1996 Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is superb this year. One of the best in years, with currant and blackberry and hints of mint. Full-bodied, with excellent tannin structure and a lovely, sweet berry aftertaste. Best after 2000. 13,750 cases made. (JS 94) 1 bottle of 1997 San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo Toscana I GT The 1997 Percarlo impresses for its pure seduction. It is also impossibly young. Dark red cherries, flowers and mint wrap around the palate in this sensual, inviting wine. In keeping with the qualities of the warm year, the 1997 emphasizes textural depth and richness rather than the more aromatic, firm style that defines cooler years such as 1996. Layers of fruit built to the huge, textured finish. This is a decidedly flashy wine. I have always had a soft spot for the 1997. This bottle more than exceeded my expectations. (AG 97) 1 bottle of 1999 Antinori Tignanello Toscana I GT Pale garnet colour with a touch of brick. The nose is a little closed and restrained yet with some coaxing opens out into an amazing array of dark cherry, dried cranberry, forest floor and tobacco aromas with an exotic sprinkling of Chinese five spice. The palate fills the entire mouth with ripe, concentrated fruit. Perfectly balanced with high acidity and a medium+ level of fine tannins. Very long finish. Still youthful. (LB 95) 1 bottle of 1999 Argiano Solengo Toscana I GT A fine offering, the 1999 Solengo is a blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, and Syrah. This opaque purple-colored offering exhibits gorgeously ripe blackberry and cassis fruit mixed with scents of leather, charcoal, earth, and wood. Dense, opulent, and full-bodied, with sweet tannin in the finish, it is still youthful and unevolved. (RP 94) 1 bottle of 2006 Rocca di Montegrossi Geremia Toscana IGT The 2006 Geremia is a marvelous, explosive wine that saturates the palate with layers of blackberries, blueberries, minerals, tar, smoke and herbs. The energy and sheer power of the fruit are remarkable, as is the wine’s nuance and polish. All of the elements flow together beautifully in the intense Geremia. The wine’s finesse and sense of balance are unmistakable. This is another gem from Rocca di Montegrossi. Geremia is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 27 months in medium toast Allier oak barrels, 70% new for the Merlot and 100% new for the Cabernet. The oak treatment seems better suited to international grapes than it does to the Sangiovese in the San Marcellino. Varietal character takes a back seat in this distinctly Tuscan thoroughbred that readers will not want to miss. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. (AG 95+)
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LIVE AUCTION 1 bottle of 2006 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Good deep, full red. Knockout nose offers black fruits, licorice, curry powder and rose oil, plus a hint of leather; Musigny meets Barbaresco. Silky and sweet, but with terrific grip and class. Conveys an impression of density and thickness without weight. Wonderfully tactile wine with a savory, mineral-driven finish and outstanding saline persistence. Built to age, and yet this wine is impeccably balanced from day one. (ST 96) 1 bottle of 2007 Montepeloso Nardo Toscana IGT The 2007 Nardo bursts onto the palate with an array of fresh, vibrant cherries, strawberries and flowers. The wine turns darker and weightier in the glass, with sweet, candied aromas that emerge, leading to a sensual, totally alluring finish. Silky tannins frame the explosive fruit with superb elegance. In 2007, the final blend was 35% Montepulciano, 35% Sangiovese, 22% Marselan and 8% Alicante Bouschet. The wine was aged in a combination of new and old barriques and larger demi-muids. Today, Nardo comes across as the most accessible of Montepeloso’s 2007s. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027. (AG 95) 2 bottles of 2008 Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana IGT The 2008 Oreno is stunningly beautiful. An open, expressive bouquet laced with mint, red berries, roses and spices emerges with superb clarity and balance. The tension between the minerality of the vintage and the rich expression of fruit that is one of the house’s hallmarks play off each other beautifully here. The finish is utterly exquisite in its beguiling beauty. The 2008 isn’t the most powerful Oreno ever made, but it is quite possibly the most elegant, impeccably refined wine I have ever tasted here. Simply put, it is fabulous juice! In 2008, the percentage of Sangiovese is way down and Oreno is predominantly Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, a decision that has paid off handsomely. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. (AG 96) 2 bottles of 2010 Gaja Ca’ Marcanda Magari Toscana IGT Showing spectacular traits of the vintage, the 2010 Magari (50% Merlot and 25% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc) is a dark and modern wine with a thick fabric of dark fruit, blackberry preserves, spice and tobacco woven tightly together. The mouthfeel is exceedingly plush and there’s a sweet oak note of toasted almond or Spanish cedar on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2026. (WA 94)
1 bottle of 2012 Fattoria Le Pupille Maremma Toscana Saffredi A phenomenal Saffredi with so much structure and length. It’s full-bodied yet remains agile and lively. Aromas and flavors of currants, mint and wet earth. Full-bodied, chewy and powerful. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot. This has a special label celebrating the 25th anniversary of the production of this wine. It's the greatest Saffredi ever, cementing its reputation as the Lafite of Tuscany. This needs at least five years in bottle but it’s entrancing to drink now. A must-buy for Super Tuscan lovers. (JS 100)
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Donated by: Vesna Todorovic Sacks and Howard Sacks
LOT 2 3 BOTTLES OF 2014 HARLAN PROPRIETARY RED IN OWB
Value: $3,000 The deep garnet-purple colored 2014 Proprietary Red Wine offers up subtle cassis, black cherries and crushed blackberries notes with tons of savory and earthy layers: forest floor, black soil, charcoal and dried herbs, plus wafts of violets and rare beef. Full-bodied and built like a brick house in the mouth, it has loads of tense, muscular fruit with many layers of earth, savory and spice nuances emerging, finishing with epic length. Around 2,100 cases were bottled. (LB 98) Donated by: Donald R. Caldwell and Linda Aversa-Caldwell
LOT 3 ARE YOU GAME FOR A FEAST?
Value: $3,000 Enjoy a delicious game dinner prepared by Chef Danny Profita, paired with wines from Hentley Farm, Barossa Valley, Australia, recently voted Winery of the Year by Australian wine critic James Halliday! This intimate dining experience for ten guests will have you dining fireside in the historic cottage at the Merion Cricket Club. Savor traditional European-style game dishes such as pheasant, quail, and venison, paired with wines from Hentley Farm. Dinner to be scheduled during the fall 2019 or winter 2020 season. Donated by: Donald R. Caldwell and Frank Leto
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LOT 4 AN ARTFUL WEEKEND IN NEW YORK’S HUDSON VALLEY
Value: $3,000 Get away for a fall or summer weekend in a Thomas Phifer inspired contemporary home with views out over the Catskills Mountains, filled with PAFA alumni contemporary art. New York’s Hudson River Valley is rich in history, natural beauty, and culture, with wonderful food and endless fabulous farmer’s markets. Private tour of Dia: Beacon and Thomas Cole House Donated by: Susan Hendrickson, Dia:Beacon, and Thomas Cole National Historic Site
LOT 5 PERSONAL CURATOR DAY IN NEW YORK CITY
Value: $5,000 A trip for two to New York City to spend a personalized art day with Brooke Davis Anderson, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art's Edna S. Tuttleman Museum Director, Anna O. Marley, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art's Curator of Historical American Art, and Jodi Throckmorton, PAFA’s Curator of Contemporary Art. Based on your interests and wishes, the curatorial team will craft a special behind-the-scenes experience which might include an artist studio visit, private collection tour, sneak peak at an auction house, or exclusive tour at a museum. Your visit will include lunch at Sotheby’s for a true insider’s look at the world of art. Donated by: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Sotheby’s
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LOT 6 THE BEAUTIFUL DUNE DECK IN SUNNY WESTHAMPTON BEACH
Value: $4,000 Located on Westhampton’s Dune Road, the next great place awaits, promising comfort, luxury, and unrivaled service standards. Set amid the historical hamlets and villages of Long Island’s South Fork, the Dune Deck Beach Club offers luxury lodging and recreation on extraordinary beachfront property. Enjoy being greeted with a refreshing beverage while the kids escape to the pool deck. Perhaps you will go stand-up paddleboarding on the Bay, or join in for a painting class. From beautifully designed suites and an engaging set of indoor and outdoor amenities to a selection of dining experiences and Discovery Land Company’s thoughtfully crafted lifestyle pursuits, the Dune Deck is unique even to this world-class summer colony. Package includes: A four day/three night stay complete with a dinner for two. No peak weekends. Valid during 2020 season, May 21st, 2020 – September 30th, 2020. Reservations must be made within 14 days of requested date. Donated by: Emily and Mike Cavanagh
LOT 7 SUMMER HOLIDAY IN SWITZERLAND
Value: $5,000 Enjoy a summer getaway in Switzerland, including a six night stay in a 2 bedroom, 2 ½ bath private residence located between Lausanne and Vevey, overlooking Lake Geneva. Enjoy a classic Swiss experience as you indulge in a fondue made from local cheeses while looking out over the vineyards of the Lavaux, awarded world heritage status by UNESCO. Enjoy a hike through the vineyards to La Guilliame Tell, then return home to unwind with a wine fridge stocked with Swiss wines. Treat yourself to an unforgettable meal at one of the eight Michelin starred restaurants in the area (within 20 kilometers – reservations required). Dining is also available at the Auberge de Lavaux, a short walk from home. Be sure not to miss the local sights including the Olympic Museum, Chaplin’s World, and the thermal baths in Yverdon. Over 300 Swiss wines are available for tasting at Vinorama; pair a visit there with a local vineyard tour. On August 1, grab a glass of wine and head to the terrace to take in the Swiss National Day fireworks along Lake Geneva. It’s an experience not to be missed! Available for a 1-week stay between July 26 and August 8, 2020.
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LOT 8 THE BEST FROM 1999
Value: $3,000 1 bottle of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Cuvée Duvault-Blochet 1999 The bouquet is a treat: decayed red berry fruit, sage and peppermint, just a soupçon of wild fennel all at the liminal point as primary tips into secondary aromas. The palate is soft and mellow on the entry with a subtle meaty/dried blood quality, fine tannin and welljudged acidity that keeps this linear and focused. There is just a pinch of spice on the finish that strangely brought to mind more Chambolle than Vosne-Romanée, not that I am complaining. (NM 93) 1 bottle of Domaine Lecheneaut Nuit St Georges Nuit St Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes 1999 Medium, slightly dull red with some amber at the edge. Balsamic aromas of prune, brown spices and leather turned a bit darker and fresher with air but remained somewhat generic, like mature Côte de Nuits Burgundy. A bit simple and warm but with its inviting decadent sweetness countered by a bit more acidity than I would have expected from the nose. Still, this premier cru doesn't quite come alive. Finishes with dusty tannins. (ST 90+) 1 bottle of Chateau Lynch Bages 1999 A charming, lush, round, generous Lynch Bages, the 1999 offers plenty of sweet black currant fruit, damp earth, licorice, cedarwood and spicy herb-like characteristics. Mediumbodied, savory and broad in the mouth with no hard edges, this fully mature effort is a somewhat underrated vintage for this estate. Enjoy it over the next decade. (RP 90) 1 bottle of Colgin Cariad 1999 There are 450 cases of this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The 1999 Cariad has aged beautifully, revealing abundant notes of cedar wood, sweet blueberry and black currant fruit and camphor. Powerful and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannins, it appears to be close to full maturity. However, aging it another 12-15 years will be no problem. The wine is better than I initially rated it (91 points) and exhibits greater longevity. (RP 94) 1 bottle of Joseph Phelps Insignia 1999 Deep bright ruby. Captivating nose combines blackcurrant, crushed-rock minerality, licorice and violet, complemented by notes of cocoa powder, leather and earth. Densely packed and seriously concentrated, showing an almost chocolatey ripeness that's leavened by integrated acidity. Flavors of dark berries, minerals and flowers saturate the palate and spread out on the very suave, subtly long aftertaste. There's no easy sweetness here but the wine's noble tannins and considerable finesse give it great appeal today. This beautiful blend should go on for many more years on its extract and balance. (ST 95) B A C C H A N A L — 62
1 bottle of Domaine René Leclerc Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques 1999 Donated by: Courtney and Jon Hirsch
LOT 9 AFRICAN GAME PRESERVE VACATION OF A LIFETIME
Value: $5,000 The winner of this trip will travel to Namibia for an unforgettable 5 days/4 nights on safari in the exclusive Ongava Game Reserve (www.ongava.com) located next to Etosha National Park. The winning bidder will have the choice of staying at Ongava Tented Camp, Ongava Lodge, or a combination of both properties. Both tented and lodge accommodations include the "creature" comforts of private baths, luxury suites, and cooling units - all with fabulous views looking out at the preserve and waterholes. Meals are served either in the main dining room under thatch with a view, or on the dining deck under the stars. Namibia has become a most sought-after safari destination. Activities include game drives in open jeeps, guided hikes and walks giving you the unique opportunity to see resident elephants, cheetahs, lions, and white and black rhinos, as well as to visit the Ongava Research Center (http://www.orc. com.na/) which is sponsored in part by the Philadelphia Zoo. Ongava has been listed on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold Reserve List. Bid now for this luxury trip and create memories that will last forever. International and intra-Africa flights to get to/from Ongava Game reserve are not included. All travel arrangement may be made through Premier Tours. www.premiertours.com Donated by: John McFadden and Lisa Kabnick
LOT 10 UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
Value: $5,000 Spend a week enjoying the food, wine, and secluded beauty of the Italian countryside. Your trip includes a stay in La Terazza, a 3 bedroom private home, nestled in the historic center of the ancient hill-top town of Cetona. Immerse yourself in local culture with a true Italian experience as you partake of fine dining and shops catering to wealthy Romans who maintain second homes in the town. Just a few minutes from the a1 autostrade, Cetona is perfectly situated for trips to Tuscany and Umbria. At La Terazza, dine al fresco in the private stone courtyard, cozy up to the fireplace, or sip wine on the upper terraces as you enjoy the view over the valley and countryside. There’s even a private garden where guests are invited to pick fresh vegetables when in season. Drive 30 minutes to Montepulciano for lunch, and then continue on to Pienza and Montalcino for dinner and more fabulous wines. Siena and the Chianti Classico region are additional drivable destinations along with Florence, Cortona and Perugia. No blackout dates. Property is available year round, but the house is subject to availability. The rental week is a Saturday to Saturday, but longer stays are possible.
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I N F O R M AT I O N F O R B I D D E R S / CONDITIONS OF PURCHASE AUCTION PROCEDURES 1.
Neither the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Bacchanal nor the Auctioneer is responsible for the accuracy of the descriptions of auction lots contained in this catalogue. The descriptions incorporate, in some instances, material or descriptions furnished by donors. In particular, prospective bidders should inspect wines contributed by individuals prior to bidding and make their own judgment with reference to the quality and value of such wines.
Any trips or events comprising all or part of an auction lot shall, unless otherwise speciﬁed in the catalogue description, be subject to convenient scheduling by the lot donors and the successful bidder. Expiration dates are generally noted in the package description. Unless otherwise noted, all auction items and services must be used within 12 months of the auction.
All wine is sold on an “as-is” basis, and neither the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts nor The Auctioneer make any express or implied warranty or representation of any kind or nature with respect to any property included in an auction lot.
4. The Auctioneer shall have the absolute right to withdraw any auction lot, reject any auction bid, resolve any dispute with reference to any auction lot or any bid on an auction lot at any time before the fall of the hammer. No bid is valid unless acknowledged as such by The Auctioneer. 5.
All wines sold at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Wine Auction are subject to the provisions of Pennsylvania law and the regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.
Bidding on the lots offered at the silent auction on November 9, 2019 shall conclude at 9:30 PM that evening.
Any property may be withdrawn by the Auctioneer of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at any time before the actual sale without any liability therefore.
8. The Auctioneer and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts reserve the right to reject a bid from any bidder. The highest bidder acknowledged by The Auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders, The Auctioneer shall have sole and ﬁnal discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to reoffer and resell the item in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Wine Auction’s records shall be conclusive in all respects. 9.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND THERE WILL BE NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is not responsible if a restaurant or business that issued a gift certiﬁcate fails.
TAX APPLICABILIT Y Purchasers shall be required to pay all state and local retail sales taxes applicable on the date of sale.
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Full payment must be made prior to removal of any auction lot.
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4. Successful bidders in the live and silent auction are required to pay for their lot the night of the auction. Payment for separate lots under one bidder paddle number will be combined.
LOT REMOVAL AND/OR SHIPMENT 1.
Lots purchased at the silent or live auction must be picked up and removed by successful bidders following payment at the conclusion of the auction, unless other arrangements for delivery or pick-up are made. Purchasers are responsible for costs associated with alternative delivery methods.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts shall not be responsible for any lots left at the auction site. ALL EXPERIENCE LOTS ARE GOOD TO REDEEM UNTIL NOVEMBER 9, 2020.
A B B R E V I AT I O N S WA AG LB JL JM RP ST TF
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NM EB JS JR WK ML JD
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BOTTLE SIZES Wine comes in all manner of containers, from clay crocks to collapsible plastic bags. Fine wines, however, come mostly in bottles, which vary widely in shape, size, and color. Most bottles are made of glass: white wines generally come in clear glass and red wines in dark green glass, although there is no absolute rule. Shapes vary as well and range from the straight-sided, high-shouldered bottle used for Bordeaux wines, Italian Chiantis, or Valpolicellos and for most Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlots, to the slope-shouldered bottles used for Burgundy, Beaujolais, and Rhone wines, Italian Barolos, and most Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. There are also longer, more slender bottles used for German Alsatian wines and for some U.S. bottlings of Chenin Blanc, Riesling, or Gewürztraminer. And there are many other variables—again, there is no rule.
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BOTTLE SIZE VARIES AS WELL The following guide to bottle sizes and barrel or case quantities may be helpful in determining on how much wine you are bidding.
A ) H A L F-B O T T L E
375 milliliters (ml); one-half of the standard bottle size. Sometimes referred to as a “tenth.”
750 milliliters (ml). This standard size is equivalent to 4/5ths of a quart, sometimes referred to as a “ﬁfth,” as in a ﬁfth of a gallon. Champagne bottles are slightly larger because they have thicker glass, but they also contain 750 ml.
Equivalent to two bottles, or 1.5 liters (L) of wine.
D) DOUBLE MAGNUM
Three liters of wine, the equivalent of two magnums or four regular 750 ml bottles.
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F ) I M P E R I A L or METHUSELAH
Both bottles hold six liters of wine, the equivalent of eight regular bottles. They are shaped differently, and the Methuselah is normally used for sparkling wine.
G) SALM ANA Z AR
Holds about nine liters of wine, the equivalent of 1
G ) B A LT H A Z A R
Holds 12 liters of wine, the equivalent of 16 750 ml bottles.
H) NEBUCHADNEZZ AR
The granddaddy of them all, this designation refers to a very large bottle that normally contains 15 liters (twenty 750 ml bottles) of wine, but can vary above or below that size.
A case of 750 ml bottles normally contains 12 bottles; a case of magnums, normally six; and a case of half-bottles, normally 12 or 24 depending upon the winery.
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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS February 1–April 12, 2020 | Fisher Brooks Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Making Community: Prints from Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Brodsky Center at PAFA, and Paulson Fontaine Press Making Community: Prints from Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Brodsky Center at PAFA, and Paulson Fontaine Press celebrates printmaking, a longstanding ever expanding artistic form, especially at PAFA. This exhibition brings together an exceptional group of nearly one hundred artworks that have recently entered PAFA’s permanent collection and explores the special collaboration between artists and master printers in artistic studios and workshops. Guest curator: Paola Morsiani, director of the Brodsky Center at PAFA
February 21–July 12, 2020 | Historic Landmark Building
“Awakened In You”: The Dr. Constance E. Clayton Collection In March 2019, PAFA received a gift of seventy-six works by African American artists from the collection of American educator and arts advocate Dr. Constance E. Clayton. In keeping with PAFA's long commitment to collecting and exhibiting the wider and diverse story of American art, this exhibition will allow museum audiences to experience the entire arc of African American art history in the galleries at PAFA. Curators: Dr. David R. Brigham, president and CEO, Brooke Davis Anderson, Edna S. Tuttleman director of the museum and Sarah Spencer, assistant to the museum director and MLA candidate at the University of Pennsylvania
July 16 – December 6, 2020 | Fisher Brooks Gallery and Frances M. Maguire Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale examines the approaches of women artists for whom space is a critical feature of their work, whether they take the space on a wall, the real estate of a room through sculpture and installation, engage seriality as a spatial visual practice, cast a wide legacy in art history or claim the space of their body. This exhibition invites viewers to consider how size and repetition can be interpreted as political gestures in the practices of many women artists. Curators: Jodi Throckmorton, curator of contemporary art, and Brittany Webb, curator of the John Rhoden Collection
Special Exhibitions are generously supported by Emily and Mike Cavanagh, Jonathan L. Cohen, Ro and Martin King, Robert E. Kohler and Frances Coulborn Kohler, Maggie and Brien Murphy, and Dorothy and Ken Woodcock. Additional support is provided by the PAFA Annual Exhibition Fund. Contemporary Exhibitions are generously supported by Laura and Richard Vague. Additional support is provided by Ralph Citino and Lawrence Taylor, Howard Sacks and Vesna Todorović Sacks, and an anonymous donor. Historic Exhibitions are generously supported by The Templeton Family. Above: Howardena Pindell, Katrina, 2005, Offset lithograph, 21 x 26 3/4 in., ed. 34/80. Published by Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Philadelphia. Gift from the collection of Winston and Carolyn Lowe in honor of Brandywine founder, Allan L. Edmunds, 2019.18.26 Laura Wheeler Waring, The Study of a Student, c. 1940s, Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 in. Gift of Dr. Constance E. Clayton in loving memory of her mother Mrs. Williabell Clayton, 2019.3.69 Joan Brown, Questions + Answers #1, 1983, Oil based enamel on canvas, 72 x 120 in. Gift of Michael Hebel and Noel Neri from the Estate of Joan Brown, 2013.12
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