Norris Cunningham, from Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, dug into his own cellar to generously contribute two bottles, a 2005 Rombauer Zinfandel (retail value $35.00) and a 2007 Bergstrom Pinot Noir, De Lancellotti Vineyard (retail value $70.00).
“The Rombauer Zinfandel is a great example of our ongoing commitment to quality vineyard selection. Here we have harvested Zinfandel from low yielding, tested-old vine blocks in a unique blend. The fruit is hand picked at optimum maturity and rushed to the winery in refrigerated trucks. At the winery we spare no effort or expense in the wine making process to insure quality and enjoyment.” – G. Graham, Winemaker
Bergstrom Pinot Noir, De Lancellotti Vineyard
“The 2007 Pinot Noir Estate is medium ruby-colored with an expressive bouquet of smoke, minerals, damp earth, spice box, cherry, and raspberry. Moderately structured on the palate with excellent depth and savory fruit, this lengthy, substantial Pinot will evolve for 2-3 years and drink well from 2011 to 2019.” – 91 points. Jay Miller, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Opening bid is $60.00. Minimum bid increment $10.00.
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