10th Anniversary Power Hour Auction | Mission Dolores Academy
No. 1 Taste the Icon of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Because 0.75 liters is never enough … enjoy the Best of the Best California Cabernet Sauvignon - with a 3L bottle of the 1985 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. Notable for being the only wine to have twice topped Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list, the highly acclaimed Special Selection is the flagship wine of the Wagner Family and is comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage.
Made with 100-percent Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, the Special Selection includes only the top-quality fruit from various sites at Caymus farms in Napa. The rich and elegant flavor, filled with notes of toasted oak, mocha and black fruit are achieved through the special technique used to harvest its wine for years - giving it the consistency and style of quality that Caymus has been known for from the beginning.
You do not want to miss this superb bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, stored perfectly, in pristine condition, and presented in its original packaging - with plenty to share with friends and family!
Donated by: Laura and Joe Sweeney
No. 2 A Day in the Vineyards of Napa Valley
From the valley floor to the hills overlooking wine country, you and five guests will enjoy the very best of Napa Valley wine country. Two experiences are included. Begin with a tasting and lunch in the vineyard at Caspar Estate (Cultivar Wine) above Rutherford and St. Helena. You and your guests will experience a private customized tasting and lunch among the vines in the mountains, overlooking Rutherford and St. Helena.
In the afternoon you will be welcomed to Turnbull Wine Cellars to experience their reserve-level wines with a private, seated tasting in the living room or on their vineyard terrace, where they have curated an experience to match the very special wines they share with you. Hosted by your own personal wine educator, you’ll experience a behind-the-scenes tour of their estate winery and vineyard, and taste through top selections from their renowned portfolio of wines.
Restrictions: Date to be mutually agreed upon. 6 people included. Expires February 25, 2022.
Donated by: Turnbull Wine Cellars, Caspar Estate, and Michelle and Jody Harris
No. 3 Add to your Wine Collection and Enjoy Eight Bottles of the finest Russian River Valley Wines from Gary Farrell Vineyards
Gary Farrell Vineyard is rooted in the heart of the Russian River Valley and specializes in small-lot, single vineyard wines - most famous for their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which have remained a benchmark in the region for years. The unique cool climate amidst the vineyards nestled in the Green-Valley sub-appellation, with breeze from the Pacific Ocean, produces a beautiful and unique wine that you will absolutely love. Gary Farrell Vineyard is one of Wine Spectator’s Top 50 Wine Producers of 2020.
Experience the taste of an exclusive vertical production of Gary Farrell Pinot Noir, Toboni Vineyard designate, from 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Toboni Oakwild Ranch vineyard is located in the Russian River Valley, just south of the winery. Each morning, the vineyard is bathed in fog that rises off the river and cools the vines, while sunny, warm days and breezy afternoons tend to heighten the intensity and complexity of the fruit flavor.
You will also enjoy two boxed sets of single vineyard bottles from Gary Farrell Vineyards. One set contains 2013 Gary Farrell, Russian River Valley, Chardonnay, Rochioli-Allen Vineyards along with a 2013 Gary Farrell, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir, Hallberg Vineyard-Dijon Clones.
The second set contains 2016 Gary Farrell, Russian River Valley, Chardonnay, Rochioli-Allen Vineyards along with a 2016 Gary Farrell, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Hallberg Vineyard-Dijon Clones.
To accompany the wines, Gary Farrell Winery has generously included a unique and interactive virtual experience, led by Tasting Salon Manager Kevin Patterson. Enjoy your wines while you are given a glimpse into the history of the small-lot winemaking of Gary Farrell.
Donated by: Mary and Joe Toboni, Cristina Ortega Morris and Robert Morris, and Gary Farrell Wines
No. 4 Enjoy the Quintessence of Bordeaux Wines from Chateau Pichon Lalande
Do you love wine? Oui
Do you love France? Oui
...well we have you covered! Take out your virtual passport ladies and gentlemen - as you will soon be transported to the beautiful rolling hills of Bordeaux, France!
From four of the best vintages, enjoy a lovely Vertical of Pichon Lalande, 1983, 1986, 1995 and 1996. Chateau Pichon Lalande, with over 185 acres of vineyards in the east Pauillac appellation, is one of the best examples of Bordeaux wine and displays all the characteristics and charm of the beautiful region. Enjoy the smooth texture, deep concentrated layers of ripe fruit, and aromas of earth, tobacco and cassis.
Pairs perfectly with all types of classic dishes and most importantly, savor every sip and enjoy the taste of France!
Donated by: Lisa and Todd Zabelle
No. 5 Taste the unparalleled private experience of The Napa Valley Reserve!
With only 600 members worldwide, The Napa Valley Reserve is one of, if not the most exclusive high-end private wine club in California. Founded by William Harlan and nestled in the hills of St.Helena, California, you are unlikely to find this wine anywhere unless you are an esteemed member of the club, which by the way is invite only. This year however, we are bringing the experience to you with a unique opportunity to enjoy a vertical of Harlan Estate red blend from 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The 2012 is velvety, elegant and accessible at a young age with all the elements to continue improving in the next 25+ years; silky tannins are the signature of this vintage.
The 2013 is bold, concentrated and rich. It is a wine that will need some time to soften (or a very generous decant); hold for 3-5 years then enjoy for the next 30+
And last but not least, one of the Reserve favorites, the 2014 is characterized by great elements found in the two previous vintages: rich, powerful and balanced, generous and framed by supple tannins. Accessible now with a 1 to 2 hour decant, this wine will also go the distance and provide pleasure for the next 25-30 years.
Donated by: Anne and Kevin Ryan
No. 6 Romantic Wine Country Getaway
Enjoy a luxurious Northern California getaway for 4 guests at Hamel Family Wines (HFW) in Sonoma Valley, overlooking one of California’s oldest Zinfandel vineyards. You and your guests will spend two nights in the charming Armor Plate House - designed by the one and only Ken Fulk.
During your stay at Hamel Family Wines, you will be treated to a HFW Reserve Experience. This personalized and unique wine and food journey includes a privately-guided tour through the Hamel Family Ranch Vineyard, winery, and wine cave. The experience culminates in the Library with sweeping views of Sonoma Mountain and the expansive valley below where you will enjoy delectable small plates expertly paired with HFW limited production, estate-grown reserve-series wines, prepared by Executive Chef Clinton Huntsman, named the best food/wine pairing chef by San Francisco Magazine.
Weekend includes lodging, a privately guided tour, and an exclusive tasting and dining experience.
Restrictions: Date to be determined by upon mutual agreement and availability. Available Thursday through Monday nights. Black out dates: Friday December 24th - Saturday January 1st. Expires February 25, 2022
Donated by: Casey and Keith Giarman
No. 7 Sonoma Wine Country Retreat
Step away from the hustle and bustle of zoom life and enjoy the wine country. A relaxing drive north to Healdsburg will start your refined retreat at The Montage Healdsburg. Nestled among 258 acres of rolling vineyards and oak tree groves, Montage Healdsburg offers warm hospitality with authentic charm and the scenic beauty of the Sonoma wine country. Your stay will include two Deluxe Forest King Guest Rooms.
After enjoying a night at your hotel, join hosts Mary and Joe Toboni for a fun afternoon at their Oakwild Ranch Toboni Vineyard nestled in the heart of the Russian River Valley. This California wine area has been chronicled as one of the world’s most prestigious wine growing regions.
Your day begins as you are greeted by your hosts and settle into the Russian River Pinot Noir Vineyard. Mary and Joe will captivate you as they share some of the rich history related to the Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, and the Oakwild Ranch and Toboni Vineyard.
You and your guests will enjoy a leisurely walk touring the vineyard while learning about the growing seasons, farming techniques, and different climatic effects on the various vintages.
After the tasting, a sumptuous four-course lunch will be served outside under the trellis overlooking landscaped views of the vineyard property. A full selection of the Oakwild Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Merlot Blend will complement the delicious meal.
This exclusive vineyard day promises to be a relaxing experience as you and your guests are treated to an afternoon of delights including music, outstanding food and wine while surrounded by the serene landscape of the vineyard property.
Restrictions: Oakwild Ranch Toboni Vineyard – Date to be determined by mutual agreement. Expires May 2022
Montage Healdsburg stay is not valid on blackout days in 2021, April 24-26, May 28-June 7, October 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, November 25-27, December 31; January 14-17, 2022, February 12-14, 19-21, 2022. Expires February 25, 2022.
Donated by: Mary and Joe Toboni and The Montage Healdsburg
Value: Montage weekend $4,200.00 Oakwild Ranch Toboni Vineyard Tour and Lunch - Priceless
No. 8 A Once in a Lifetime Zoom you will not want to miss! Join Father Charlie Gagan and Alessandro Palazzi, Master Mixologist of Dukes Bar, London!
A Zoom call for eight with our very own Father Charlie Gagan and the legendary Alessandro Palazzi of Dukes Bar, a London institution! Alessandro, who is held in highest esteem by Father Charlie, will reveal the secret of the perfect martini which he has crafted while managing Dukes over the last thirteen years. Alessandro will share his secret with you as he guides you in the preparation of his sought after martini.
As you sip your cocktail (or two), you will undoubtedly have a lively conversation during this one-hour event as Father Charlie and Alessandro talk “all things London.”
All of Alessandro’s suggested martini ingredients will be delivered directly to you and your guests prior to the call.
This once in a lifetime experience is not to be missed!
Restrictions: Date to be determined by mutual agreement. Expires February 25, 2022.
Donated by: Father Charlie Gagan, S.J. and Alessandro Palazzi
Value: Priceless (If you have been to Dukes and met Alessandro, you know exactly what we mean)