Largest Auction in the Southwest Celebrates Silver Anniversary
The Wine & Food Foundation's signature event - The Rare & Fine Wine Auction - will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Four Seasons Austin. (Tickets and more info by calling 512.327.7555.) This year, the auction celebrates its 25th anniversary with a stellar collection of rare vintage wines, luxury travel packages, private wine dinners, and collectible fine wines.
Here's a sampling of what you'll find on the auction block this year:
Bond 2006 Terroir Portfolio
5 Magnums (1.5 L) one each
2006 Bond Melbury
2006 Bond Quella
2006 Bond St. Eden
2006 Bond Vecina
2006 Bond Pluribus
Estimated Value: $3,500
2007 Pride Mountain Vyds Cabernet Sauvignon
1 Salmanazar (9L) Etched Bottle
Signed by Owner Steve Pride
"With ample structure, blue-black fruit and great aging potential, this phenomenal wine is reminiscent of past vintages of the Pride Mountain Reserve Cabernet. The nose expresses gorgeous flavors of cassis, black raspberry compote, cocoa and blueberry. The mouth is firm yet round, with intense flavors that evolve in the glass and balance the wine's structure."
Rated 90 Robert Parker
Estimated Value: $2,500
"Back Home Again" Dinner for Four at Jerry Jeff & Susan Walker's Home
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to spend an evening with a Texas music legend. Susan and Jerry Jeff Walker welcome you and three friends to their Clarksville home to share a home-cooked meal prepared by their personal chef, excellent wines from the Walker's personal collection, and maybe a little country music, too.
Must be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date prior to April 30, 2011.
Estimated Value: $3,500
1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Pauillac
1 Bottle (.750 L)
"This wine remains one of the legends of Bordeaux. The creme de cassis, underlying floral note, full-bodied power, extraordinary purity, multi-layered texture, and finish of over a minute are a showcase for what this Chateau accomplished in 1982. The wine is still amazingly youthful, vibrant, and pure. It appears capable of remaining fruity and vibrant in 2082!"
Rated 100 Robert Parker
Estimated Value: $1,500
Stay tuned for more lot previews from this year's Rare & Fine Wine Auction.
Tickets? More Info? Visit us at http://www.winefoodfoundation.org/ or call the office at 512.327.7555.