Auction Overview

The Pacific Coast Wine Festival, an exclusive fundraising benefit for Pacific Symphony, features great wine, gourmet food, and luxury auction items, including exceptional wines that range from cult and storied artisanal wines to those that need no introduction. Thanks to the generosity and support of attendees, hundreds of thousands of dollars are raised for the Symphony every year!

2016 Live Auction Lots

Lot # 400 – California & Oregon Pinots

2007 Marcassin Pinot Noir, RP 98+
2007 Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir
2010 Kistler Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, WS 93
2011 Archery Summit Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, RP 90
2011 Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
2011 Aubert UV Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, RP 94 (2)
2011 Aubert UV-SL Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
2011 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir
2012 Archery Summit Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, WS 91 (3)
2012 Beaux Freres ‘The Beaux Freres Vineyard’ Pinot Noir, WS 95
2012 Elk Cove Vineyards ‘Five Mountain’ Pinot Noir, WS 94
2012 Elk Cove Vineyards ‘Olenik’ Pinot Noir
2012 Kosta-Browne, Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, RP 93
2012 Mooney Family Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
2013 Beaux Freres Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, WS 92
2013 Kistler Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (6)

Value: $2,829
Generously contributed by:
Clarence and Janice Turner
Fred and Wendy Salter
Joann Leatherby and Greg Bates
John Hamilton
Mike Kerr

Lot # 401 – Big Boys

Imperial (6L) 1995 Felsina Berardenga Fontalloro Toscana IGT
Double Magnum 2010 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, WS 92
Magnum 2005 Chateau Lucia Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, RP 95
Magnum 2011 Whitehall Lane Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Magnum 2012 Lewelling Wight Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, RP 94
Magnum 2012 Ramey Wine Cellars Platt Vineyard Chardonnay
Magnum 2012 Ramey Wine Cellars Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay
Magnum 2012 Ramey Wine Cellars Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay
Magnum 2012 Saxum Vineyards Saxum Bone Rock, RP 96-99
Magnum 2012 WillaKenzie Estate ‘Pierre Léon’ Pinot Noir

Value: $2,605
Generously contributed by:
James Grant
Laura Khouri and Michael K. Hayde
Lewelling Vineyards
Ramey Wine Cellars
Saxum Vineyards
Whitehall Lane Winery
WillaKenzie Estate
Anonymous

Lot # 402 Mysteries of the Orient

Mysteries of the Orient comes to your home. Chef Haley Nguyen will prepare an Asian-inspired dinner for 10 in your home. Deliciously-paired wine will be provided by Greg Bates. Magician Rick Gerber will entertain and mesmerize you and your guests throughout the evening.

Value: $5,000
Generously contributed by:
Joann Leatherby and Greg Bates
Rick Gerber
Chef Haley Nguyen

Lot # 403 – Angels Suite Life

You and eleven friends will enjoy the suite life for the Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles vs. Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:05 p.m. Includes one reserved parking spot and two preferred parking passes. Don’t want to drive? You don’t have to! You also get use of the Tangram Jet Coach and driver for up to six hours in the Los Angeles and Orange County area for a maximum of seven passengers. Jet Coach includes two plasma TVs with DVD/CD player and a bottle of chardonnay and merlot. All attendees must be picked up and dropped off at the same location. Reservations required, subject to availability.

Value: $4,000
Generously contributed by:
Microsemi
Tangram Interiors

Lot # 404 – Chardonnay

2006 Marcassin Chardonnay, RP 96
2010 Kistler Vineyards Cuvée Cathleen Chardonnay
2010 Kistler Vineyards Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay, RP 95 (2)
2010 Kistler Vineyards Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay, RP 95 (2)
2010 Kistler Vineyards Trenton Roadhouse Chardonnay, WS 92 (2)
2011 Aubert Eastside Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay, WS 95
2011 Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, RP 96
2011 Kistler Vineyards Cuvée Cathleen Chardonnay, RP 95
2012 Aubert Eastside Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay, RP 99-100
2012 Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay, RP 95-98
2012 Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, RP 95-98
2012 Kistler Vineyards Cuvée Cathleen Chardonnay, RP 95-97
2012 Kistler Vineyards Vine Hill Chardonnay (3)
2013 Aubert Eastside Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay
2013 Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Value: $3,283
Generously contributed by:
Fred and Wendy Salter
Joann Leatherby and Greg Bates
Mike Kerr
Robin and Steven Kalota

Lot # 405 – Wine Paired Dinner at Batesby Farm

Experience a five-course dinner for ten at Batesby Farm, the home of Joann Leatherby and Dr. Greg Bates, in beautiful rural Modjeska Canyon. Dinner will be prepared by Chef Starr Cornwall, master fromagier and chef extraordinaire. Each course will be paired with fine wines provided by wine collector, Dan Vogt, owner of VintageWineNow.com, creating the perfect marriage of food and wine. Wines will include perfectly stored, collectible wines from four decades, sourced from around the world.

Value: $5,000
Generously contributed by:
Joann Leatherby and Greg Bates
Dan and Diane Vogt, VintageWineNow.com

Lot # 406 – Private Jet off to Napa

Jet out of Orange County from John Wayne Airport to Napa on a Dassault Falcon 10 private jet charter for two couples, courtesy of Aviation Financial Services. Once you’re in California Wine Country, you’ll enjoy a two-night stay at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley where you’ll experience a perfect blend of wine tasting, dining, spa, romance, and indulgence (expires 3/1/17). Your deluxe tour of the region includes a private tasting at the Herb Lamb Vineyards Tasting Room in St. Helena (expires 10/2016), a private tasting at the Pont Neuf winery, a tour and tasting at William Cole Vineyards, as well as lunch and wine at the Lindstrom Estate Vineyard. You’ll finish out your luxurious stay among the sun-drenched vineyards of Napa Valley in the Sodaro Estate Winery Guest Cottage, which includes a tour and tasting at the winery (expires 3/1/17). You can start preparing your palate for your adventure tonight when you take home a Magnum 2013 Pont Neuf Pont Royal Chardonnay Russian River, a Magnum 2013 Herb Lamb Vineyards Two Old Dogs Cabernet Sauvignon, and three bottles of the 2012 William Cole Cuvee Claire Cabernet Sauvignon. Reservations required.

Value: $14,225
Generously contributed by:
Herb Lamb Vineyards LLC
Lindstrom Wines
Pont Neuf Wines
Sodaro Estate Vineyard & Winery
William Cole Vineyards
Bridget Ford
Aviation Financial Services

Lot # 407 – 86 vs. 96

1986 Chateau d’Yquem, RP 98
1986 Chateau Haut-Brion, WS 86
1986 Chateau Margaux, RP 98
1996 Chateau Haut-Brion
1996 Chateau Margaux, RP 99
1996 Chateau Mouton Baron Philippe de Rothschild
Split 1996 Chateau d’Yquem

Value: $3,929
Generously contributed by:
David Doyle

Lot # 408 – 100 Point Bordeaux

1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, RP 100
1986 Chateau Mouton Baron Philippe de Rothschild, RP 100
1986 Domaines Barons de Rothschild Chateau Lafite, RP 100
1996 Domaines Barons de Rothschild Chateau Lafite, RP 100
2009 Chateau Cos d’Estournel Saint-Estephe, RP 100

Value: $5,480
Generously contributed by:
David Doyle
Mike Kerr

Lot # 409 – Life of a Grape

This one-of-a-kind experience offers 6 people the opportunity to participate in the 2016 harvest of Progeny Wine, one of Napa’s undercover Cult Wine sensations. Your experience will take place over a weekend in September or October.

Day 1: You will be a guest harvest worker. You will be instructed when and where to show up likely in the middle of the night! Dress Warmly! Be ready to work! You will be part of a crew picking grapes. After a couple of hours, we’ll give you a choice back to bed for a short while, or stay on, continue picking, and join the crew for breakfast.

The day will continue at 10:30am. You’ll come to the winery and help sort grapes, followed by lunch with the crew. After lunch you will help with some punch downs or brix testing, or something equally easy and fun. You’ll continue to work at the winery until mid-afternoon, then be released until dinner.

The PCWF Picking Crew will enjoy dinner together at PRESS, a great Napa restaurant, possibly accompanied by the owners of Progeny Wine (if they’re in town).

Day 2: You will return to the farm for a tour of Progeny vineyards and winery, followed by a tasting of Progeny wines and a picnic lunch. Then you’ll return to the winery and do a barrel tasting, hosted by a member of the winemaking staff. When the day is completed, you’ll leave with a customized, large format bottle, etched with the PCWF details and your names.

NOTE: You will need to maintain a flexible schedule. The harvest occurs at a different time every year, according to Mother Nature. You will participate in the actual harvest, so the schedule will not be known until the grapes inform us that they are ready to be picked! Progeny Wine Company will try to give you as much advance notice as possible, hopefully 10-14 days ahead of time.

Airline reservations, accommodations and your personal availability will be your responsibility. No rescheduling will be available, no refunds if you can’t make the dates work.

Value: $15,000
Generously contributed by:
Paul Wools of O’Shaughnessy Winery

Lot # 410 – Stack Your Cellar

2009 Famille Perrin Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, RP 96 (6)
Double Magnum 2000 M. Chapoutier Ermitage l’Ermite, RP 99

Value: $3,000
Generously contributed by:
Nancy and Geoffrey Stack

Lot # 411 – Oregon Wine Country

Get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and immerse yourself in Oregon’s stunning wine country. With private air transportation from John Wayne Airport to Oregon on a Dassault Falcon 10 jet, courtesy of Aviation Financial Services, you can just sit back and relax from start to finish. You’ll experience the breathtaking views of the surrounding vineyards during your two-night stay for two couples at Domaine Serene’s Winery Hill House, a beautifully appointed private sanctuary in the hills of Willamette Valley. You’ll spend your days taking in tours and tastings for four at some of Oregon’s most notable wineries, including Beaux Freres, Domaine Drouhin, and WillaKenzie before retiring for two nights at the Inn at Red Hills in the heart of Willamette Valley, designed for relaxation and adventure alike. Reservations required.

Value: $18,290
Generously contributed by:
Domaine Drouhin
Pacific Symphony
WillaKenzie Estate
Beaux Freres
Domaine Serene
Aviation Financial Services

Lot # 412 – Heitz Cellars Wine Dinner

Wine dinner for 10, hosted by Anthony and Marie Pierotti at the Pacific Club, featuring an 8 bottle vertical of Heitz Cellars Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, dating back to the 70s.

Value: $6,000
Generously contributed by:
Marie and Anthony Pierotti

Lot # 413 – Scream for Screaming Eagle

2006 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon, RP 98

Value: $2,500
Generously contributed by:
Fred and Wendy Salter

Lot # 414 – Chateaux de Vin

1985 Chateau Cos d’Estournel Saint-Estephe, WS 93
1985 Chateau Lynch Bages
1988 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou
1989 Chateau Pichon-Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville (3)
2000 Chateau Leoville Poyferre, RP 97
2000 Chateau Pontet-Canet, WS 93
2009 Chateau Leoville-Las Cases Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de Las Cases, RP 98
2009 Chateau Palmer, RP 97 (3)

Value: $2,945
Generously contributed by:
Gary Lisenbee
Jim Muzzy
Mike Kerr
Geni and Mike Nilsson
Alex and DeDe McKinnon

Lot # 415 – Land Rover Off-Road

Climb behind the wheel of your choice of Land Rover for a truly memorable off-road experience with the Land Rover Driving School at Quail Lodge & Golf Club on the Monterey Peninsula in Carmel Valley, CA. Their dedicated off-road course offers an exciting outdoor adventure of endless obstacles including ascents, descents, side-tilts, log crossings, and rock crawls. You’ll enjoy customized private lessons to cover expedition-style, off-road driving and proper Tread Lightly procedures. You’ll also be well packed for your drive through California’s perfectly rugged landscape with the help of a complete set of luxury Jaguar luggage, making this an experience unlike any other.

Value: $6,500
Generously contributed by:
Jaguar Land Rover Aston Martin Newport Beach

Lot # 416 – I Want to Fly

Four round-trip Coach Alaska Airlines Tickets good for domestic flight numbers 1-999, 2000-2999, and 3450-3499, to 33 US states including Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington and more.

Value: $5,000
Generously contributed by:
Alaska Airlines

Lot # 417 – California Cabs

1991 Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, RP 96
1994 Abreu Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, RP 94
1994 Pride Mountain Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, RP 94
1995 Philip Togni Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, RP 96
2000 Colgin Tychson Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, RP 92
2000 Lokoya Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
2001 Dalla Valle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, RP 94+
2002 Silver Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, WS 90
2003 Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, RP 98
2006 Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon, WS 93 (3)
2007 Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon, RP 96
2008 Arkenstone Coliseum Block Cabernet Sauvignon
2011 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2011 Lindstrom Cabernet Sauvignon (2)
2011 Scarecrow ‘M. Etain’ Cabernet Sauvignon (2)

Value: $3,169
Generously contributed by:
Fred and Wendy Salter
Jim Muzzy
John Hamilton
Lindstrom Wines
Marc Levin
Mike Kerr
Ralph Emerson
Anonymous