FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017
6:00 - 10:00 PM
LAFAYETTE COUNTRY CLUB
1st Source Bank and the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette present our 8th annual Heart of Art fund raising dinner.
Gold Sponsors IU Health Arnett, Holder Law Office and Purdy Materials and Silver Sponsor, Toad Hollow Honey help make this event possible.
Carroll Wine and Spirits is the wine sponsor and Ghyslain Chocolatier is sponsoring the dessert.
NEW: During the evening Scott Starkey, the Wizard of the Wabash, will be performing at each table, so be prepared to be amazed!
The 2016 Heart of Art brought over $95,000 in support for the museum! Thank you.
6:00 - 6:45 Wine and Hors d'Oeuvres Reception with Silent Auction
7:00 - 10:00 Fine Wines will be paired
with three main courses followed with dessert by Ghyslain
Dress: Cocktail Attire
From left to right: Lot #1 Scott Frankenberger Platter., Lot #2 Custom Designed Heart Pendant donated by Stall and Kessler, Lot #3, Original Pastel Painting by Ron Burgess, Lot #4, Rural Indiana by Rick Wilson, Lot #6: Garden Girl Reflection, Lot #8 Landstructures, original oil by Dan Annarino, Lot #10 East Pergola, original oil by Jeff Klinker, Lot #12 Neon Sculpture
Lot #1 Scott Frankenberger Platter This beautiful one of a kind, 18” platter is high-fired, lead-free and dishwasher safe. Created especially for the Heart of Art, it will be a joy to use for entertaining and when not in use, a pleasure to view. Scott is considered one of the most important potters in the Midwest. His works have won numerous prizes and are in collections including the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette and the Smithsonian. Donated by the artist.
Lot #2 Custom-Designed Heart Pendant by Brandon Justice of Stall and Kessler’s Diamond Center Brandon Justice, Stall & Kessler’s designer and craftsman for 18 years, created this pendant specifically for the Heart of Art. Brandon has won numerous design awards in his field on the statewide, national, and even international level! His inspiration was, of course, a unique piece that resembles a heart for the Heart of Art event. However, his inspiration didn't stop there. He also wanted to create something that would appeal to art and jewelry fans alike. A 14 karat rose gold and white gold combination to provide some color contrast, beading along the edges to give texture, and a whimsical pattern make this piece both unique and beautiful to look at. On a white gold chain The pendant is also reversible to provide a different contrast! A truly unique item for you and your jewelry box! Donated by Stall and Kessler’s Diamond Center.
The Exhibition, Adirondack Allure opening at the Museum in March will feature the works of Edinburgh artist, Rick Wilson and our own Ron Burgess. The works were created at a 7-day paint-out in the Adirondacks in June of 2015. They have each graciously donated a beautiful painting for our live auction.
Lot #3 Original Pastel Painting by Ron Burgess: This was painted “en plein air” and won an award at the annual New Harmony Paint-out in the spring of 2013. It was juried into the Hoosier Salon later that year. Ron has won numerous awards in the past several years and teaches pastels at the Art Museum. Donated by the Artist
Lot #4 Rural Indiana, Original Oil by Rick Wilson: Rick’s objective is to achieve a look that pays homage to the historic masters, especially, the Barbizon School, Hudson River School, and American Impressionists. Donated by the Artist
Lot #5 • 5 Star Luxury Spa Experience and in Indianapolis for 4! Enjoy 5 star services at Evan Todd Spa & Salon located within the Conrad Hotel, then head into 2 Luxury Rooms at the Conrad Indianapolis and relish Dinner for 4 at the Capital Grille, wine at Tastings, as well as a look at the Long-Sharp Gallery. Valet parking included. EnjoyDonated by Todd and Cindy Leuck
Lot #6 Garden Girl Reflection,
Original Oil Painting by Kathryn ClarkWell respected artist, Kathryn Clark was first known for reviving the art of handmade paper. She developed her skills and reputation as a watercolor artist which she took up for quality control at Twinrocker Paper. In the last several years, she has developed her talents in oil and has become an award-winning oil painter. Kathryn teaches oil painting at the Art Museum. Donated by the Artist
Lot # 7 Dinner for 8 in the Home of Bob and Carol Williamson, The Lafayette Country Club will provide an exceptional culinary experience in a unique setting. A summer dinner in the new Williamson home recently built on the Lafayette Country Club golf course on Cherokee Avenue will take advantage of the patio and splendid golf course view. Eight lucky individuals will enjoy a magical evening with outstanding cuisine and wine and magic. This dinner will include a performance by tonight’s magician, the Scott Starkey, the Wizard of the Wabash. Donated by The Lafayette Country Club, Bob and Carol Williamson and Scott Starkey.
Lot # 8 Landstructures, Original Oil by Dan Annarino: Dan explores the great outdoors through the eyes of a graphic designer. His colorful and mysterious Indiana images defy traditional landscape painting and delight the viewer with his unique approach. He sees a quiet beauty and a sense of nostalgia about the changing agricultural landscape that offers nourishment for the senses and the spirit. In his paintings he taps into that spirit, translates it, and tonight, he shares it with you. Donated by the artist.
Lot # 9 Passport to Exotic Destinations with Dinner for 6Travel by limousine to Carmel and the home of Joan Carney, where your party of six will set sail to Istanbul for cocktails, with a dinner in Greece, dessert and coffee in Casablanca followed by a surprise ending performance. Joan’s home, featured in Indianapolis at Home and Carmel Magazine is an exotic destination in itself. Many of you know Joan from Lilly’s Boutique.
For more than 20 years, Joan’s “wearable arts” were featured in the Art League Spring Fashion Shows. As an entrepreneur, Joan traveled the world to find treasures for her boutique and furnished her home with exotic gems. Donated by Joan Carney.
Lot #10 The East Pergola, Original Oil Painting on Linen by Jeff Klinker: The pleasure of painting out doors, or “en plein air” has liberated Jeff’s brush. His impressionistic paintings are fluid interpretations of light and shadow, full of movement and color. The East Pergola was painted at the, House of Singing Winds, the TC Steel state historic site where it won 2nd prize at the 24th annual Great Outdoor Art contest. Jeff’s paintings are in many collections and are highly sought after. Donated by the Artist
Lot #11 Join Anthony Cawdron for a Four-Course Dinner for 6: cooked, and served, along with paired wines especially chosen for the evening by Anthony in his new historic house across from Civic Theater. The dinner will feature as much local produce as is available at the time of the dinner and will be sure to delight. Anthony is the Event/House Manager for Westwood, the Purdue University President’s home, a role he has played for 15 years. He has worked with members of the royal family and served as a butler at Blenheim Palace and Sutton Place. A spring/summer 2017 date to be arranged. Donated by Anthony Cawdron.
Lot #12 Bring the Art Museum Back to Life An opportunity to donate to a Neon sculpture commissioned for the north face of the Art Museum
Lot #15 A luxury Chicago Retreat: An overnight stay and dinner at the Conrad Chicago in the center of it all. Enjoy exceptional views of the Chicago skyline and Michigan Avenue. Situated near the Magnificent Mile, the Conrad Chicago connects you to an array of landmarks such as Navy Pier, Soldier Field, Wrigley Field, Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo and Millennium Park. And for those seeking an experience rich in arts and culture, the hotel is a quick ride from some of the world’s most captivating museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Dinner is at Baptiste & Bottle, located on the 20th floor, it specializes in bourbon and provisions, serving a classic American menu in a modern tavern setting. Donated by the Conrad Chicago.
Lot #16 Music City Weekend Nashville has it all: art, history, music, sports, nature and family fun. This package includes a $500 Marriott Gift Card, a $150 gift certificate for the Grand Ole Opry, and a $150 gift certificate for the M Street Entertainment Group for any of their 8 Nashville restaurants. A great romantic getaway or a family adventureDonated by Barb and Tom Reed
Lot #17 Morning on Pemaquid Harbor, Original Acrylic Painting by Jerry Smith Well known locally, Jerry Smith finds inspiration for his paintings traveling back roads. Most of his paintings depict the Indiana landscape or the Maine coast. Mr. Smith is a member of National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, the Watercolor Society of Indiana, the Hoosier Salon, and he has been selected to exhibit in the American Watercolor annual exhibit and has won numerous prizes in exhibitions. His work is also represented in the Round the Fountain Art Fair Permanent Collection and the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection. Donated by the Artist
Lot #18 An Evening Out with friends: April 30, 2017, Ed Asner, A Man and his Prostate at the Long Center for the Performing Arts paired with two $25 gift cards from LaScala Donated by the Long Center for the Performing Arts and LaScala.
Lot #19 A Dramatic Evening Out with friends Four tickets to any Civic Theater show in the 2016-17 Season plus a $100 gift certificate to Bistro 501 and 2 special bottles of wine. Donated by Civic Theater and Bistro 501.
Lot #20 Whimsical Sculpture by Justin LeDoux A taste of what to expect from Justin’s fall 2017 exhibition at the Art Museum titled, Caged: The Illegal Pet Trade. Justin’s whimsical sculptures using found objects, have been a feature every year in the Grand Rapids Art Prize Competition. Donated by the Artist
Lot #21 A Musical Evening Out with Friends Four tickets to your choice of one of four Lafayette Symphony Orchestra concerts between March 9 and June 8, and a $200 gift certificate for Red Seven. Donated by the Lafayette Symphony and Red Seven
Lot #22 A Musical Evening Out with your Sweetheart Two Tickets for Mama Mia at Elliott Hall of Music on February 24, 8 pm paired with a $50 gift certificate for McGraw’s. Donated by Purdue Convocations and McGraw’s Steak Chop and Fish House
Lot #23 On the Square, Original Oil Painting on Wood Panel by Lorie AmickLorie Amick paints in oils, encaustic, and acrylic but the main body of her work has been in watercolor. A full time painter, Lorie has been represented in regional and national juried exhibitions including National Watercolor Society, Heritage Arts Foundation and Hoosier Salon. Lorie is a founding member of Artists’ Own and teaches watercolor at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.
Donated by the Artist
Lot #24 Two-night stay @ Forest Hill Cottage for up to 8 people
Treat your family to this amazing property surrounded by woods, ravines and amazing panoramic views of beautiful Lake Freeman. You will enjoy this spacious and comfortable 2 level, 4 bedroom, 3-bath lakefront home with 3,000 square feet of living space. Forest Hill Cottage is the perfect place for rendezvous’ with friends and family, or a romantic getaway. The on-site pier provides convenient access for swimming, fishing and boating. Bring your own boat and use the available electric lift for easy launching.
Donated by Rick and Sarah Schwarz.
Lot #25 Your Ancestor Portrait in oil painted by LaDonna Vohar with a $300 framing certificate from ART of FramingLaDonna loves to paint portraits, murals, and furniture. She teaches watercolors at the Art Museum with Lorie Amick, manages the Art Museum Shop and the Live Model Open Studio. The sample is a portrait of Kendall Smith’s Grandmother painted from a sepia photograph. This package includes a $300 framing certificate from ART of Framing so that you can choose an appropriate frame for your personal masterpiece. ART of Framing, Inc., is a full service frame boutique featuring custom designed preservation quality framing and a Fine Art Gallery complete with a variety of work by regional artists. Donated by LaDonna Vohar and
The Art of Framing.
Lot #26 An elegant evening for 10 at the Fowler House Mansion Colby Bartlett, Executive Director of the mansion will talk about the history of the Fowler House and lead a tour of the house. Barbara Huddleston will host a wine tasting with charcuterie and cheese. This is sure to be a wonderful evening with friends. Donated by Carroll Wine and Spirits, Sovereign Catering and the Fowler House Mansion.
Lot #27 An After-Hours Tour and Tasting for 10 at Wildcat Creek Winery
If you haven’t visited our local winery, it’s time! Trip Advisor reviews suggest that you are in for a very pleasurable experience.
Donated by Wildcat Creek Winery
Lot #28 Out to Pasture Original Watercolor by Rebecca Brody Prominent local artist, Rebecca Brody is obsessed with the fresh, clear look of transparent watercolor and high quality papers. This work glows with the warmth of retrospection. Rebecca is an award winning painter, Membership Assistant and teaches Absolute Beginning Watercolors at the Art Museum. Donated by the artist.
Lot #29 Pub Crawl - Puccini’s - Sergeant Preston’s - Digby’s: $30 gift card from Puccini’s and $25 gift cards each from Sargent Preston’s and Digby’s. Use them all in the same evening for a pub-crawl, or one at a time to make the fun last. Donated by Puccini’s, Sergeant Preston’s and Digby’s
Lot #30 VIP TOUR of the Caterpillar Lafayette FacilityEnjoy a personal VIP Tour of the Lafayette Caterpillar Facility for you and 4 others. Riding in the VIP Passenger Golf Cart, The 1 ½ – 2 hour tour of this high tech manufacturing facility concludes with a hot catered lunch *Note: Participants must be 12 years of age or older; no shorts or open-toe/open-heel shoes. Donated by Caterpillar.
Lot #31 South Street Getaway, An overnight stay in a standard King Suite at Homewood Suites, Lafayette plus a $10 gift card for the Olive Garden and coupons for two 2-topping pizzas from Bruno’sDonated by Homewood Suites and Bruno’s Pizza and Big O’s Sports Room
Lot #32 South Street Retreat, An overnight stay in a standard King or two queen suite at Hampton Inn, Lafayette, a $10 gift card for the Olive Garden and a $50 gift card for Sergeant Preston’s.
Donated by Hampton Inn, Olive Garden and Sergeant Preston’s.
Lot #33 The Alternate Juror by Joe Rohrman The artist clearly exhibits a fascination with people. His subjects are familiar to everyone and represent his vision of everyday life. He considers himself an advocate of the ordinary. The inspiration for my clay figures has always been ordinary people in everyday settings, and sometimes in quirky situations. His works are in many private and public collections including the Art Museum permanent collection. The Alternate Juror is from his jury series. Donated by the Artist.
Lot #34 Three – half hour private riding lessons at Clay Knob Farm – great for beginners ages eight and up. This would make a great gift for a child, a teen or an adult or a special treat for you! Clay Knob Farm is a full service equestrian facility with boarding and lessons, training in dressage and jumping. Indoors and outdoor riding arenas, 80 acres to ride on with 14 acres of woods with trails. 10 acres of cross country fences. Located just 3 miles east of Interstate 65 and a mile south of 38 East. Donated by Clay Knob Farm
Lot #35 Watercolors at the Museum with Lorie and LaDonna + starter kit
Lorie Amick’s and LaDonna Vohar’s Monday drop in watercolor class is one of the museum’s most popular classes. The package includes a pass for 6 weeks of class and a starter kit. Donated by Lorie Amick and LaDonna Vohar.
Lot #36 Guided Bass Fishing Trip for 1 or 2
Spend one day on the water near Lafayette, with local businessman and seasoned tournament angler Jonathon Bradley. Jonathon is the founder/owner of Technical Recruiting Solutions in West Lafayette and has 25 years of tournament experience bass fishing in central and northern Indiana. Fishing gear for the day is included one or two people. Just bring appropriate clothing and be ready to fish! Arrangements will be made directly with Jonathon to arrange date of trip. Donated by Jonathon Bradley.
Lot #37 Diana May mirror: A beautiful raku tiled mirror created by Diana MayDonated by Kathy Trout
Lot #38 Battle Ground Golf Club Package: The Battle Ground Golf Club offers 18 holes of traditional, challenging golf. The course features mature trees, large sand bunkers and receptive greens. The package is for four weekday rounds of golf with carts. Donated by the Battle Ground Golf Club and Jeff and Angie Brown.
Lot #39 Harrison Hills Golf Outing: 18 Holes of Golf for Four with a Cart. Located in nearby Attica, Harrison Hills is a terrific course on over 200 acres with spectacular views. Donated by Harrison Hills Country Club.
Lot #40 Commissioned portrait by photographer, Ed Lausch Includes a sitting for one, or a couple, and one canvas print for your home.
Donated by Lausch Photography.
Lot #41 Two tickets for any Purdue Football game and a People’s Brewing Co. Gift: 2 stainless steel growlers, 4 logo pint glasses and an extra large t-shirt
Donated by Purdue Athletics and People’s Brewing Company
Lot #42 Two tickets to Purdue Football vs. Nebraska on October 28 and a gift card for $25 to Another broken eggDonated by Jeff Love and Another Broken Egg
Lot #43 Safe Harbor, Original Acrylic Painting by Bill Cross A different work by popular local artist, Bill Cross is a new addition to the Art Museum’s Permanent Collection. It is hanging in the Weil Gallery as part of The Art of the Endowment until June 4. Donated by the Artist
Lot #44 Two tickets to any Purdue Women’s BB and a $25 gift card for Stacked Pickle Donated by Purdue Athletics and Stacked Pickle
Lot #45 Inspired Fire Art Glass by Sharon Owens The beauty of this art glass speaks for itself. Donated by the artist.
Lot #46 Tour of Italy thru Food & Wine 1: Winners will pick up the fresh ingredients and paired wine selection(s) at the D&R Market. This meal includes an enameled cast iron pot. Donated by the D&R Market
Lot #47 Tour of Italy thru Food & Wine 2: Winners will pick up the fresh ingredients and paired wine selection(s) at the D&R Market. This meal includes an enameled cast iron pot. Donated by the D&R Market
Lot #48 Great Harvest Gift Basket This basket of freshly baked goods (baked fresh today) also contains a 12-month bread card good for a loaf/month! Donated by Great Harvest Bread Company, 1500 Kossuth Street
Lot #49 Toad Hollow Farm Honey Gift Tray
Donated by Toad Hollow Farm, Battle Ground, IN
Lot #50 Date Night Basket (chocolate)
Donated by Richelle in a Handbasket, located in the alley at Market Square
Lot #51 Wabash Landing Walk About – Combines 2 free ice creams from Coldstone Creamery, a $25 Gift Certificate from Civvies, an Affirmation Pillow from Civvies with a coupon for 2 large 2 topping pizza from Bruno’s.
Donated by Civvies, Coldstone Creamery and Bruno’s Pizza
Lot #52 Fuel Coffee Klatch: Coffee and dessert for four at Fuel
Donated by Fuel, located on upper Main St.
Lot #53 Sample House Cut & Color Enjoy the soothing atmosphere of the Sample House and a cut and color or style. Gift certificate for $75
Donated by Traci Marshall
Lot #54 Basic Pedicure Treat yourself or someone you love. Donated by Love’s Hair Spa located at 3401 C Fairfield Ct.
Lot #55Glass Bowl by unknown artist Donated by Josette Rolley
Lot #56 Bliss Package Treat yourself to a few hours of bliss with a manicure, a pedicure and your choice of a 60-Minute Massage or a facial.
Donated by Bliss Salon and Spa, located at 3730 Rome Dr, Lafayette
Lot #57Onyx Earrings: These elegant earrings are perfect for everyday or special occasions. (14 KT, 2.08 DWT; Checkerboard faceted Black Onyx Earrings with lever backs) Donated by Vierk’s Fine Jewelry & Exchange
Lot #58 75-minute personal yoga session and 4-30 minute personal training sessions Also included in this package is a Gangster Stack of Tiny Devotion mini mala bracelets, 3 endangered species chocolate bars, Bitchstix Big Face SPF30 sunscreen for your face and Original SPF 30 Bitchstix Lip Balm. (These products are locally made and 100% of the net proceeds benefit domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs.)
Pink Lotus is small yoga and personal training studio owned and operated by Jerri Painter, MSW, 200 RYT, Certified Wellness Coach and Certified Personal Trainer. Donated Jerri Painter
Lot #59 Yoga@the Art Museum This gentle yoga class helps its practitioners to stretch and tone their muscles, release chronic tension, calm restless thoughts, and cultivate concentration and creativity. 6 week pass for class that meets at 4 pm on Monday afternoons. Classes need not be taken consecutively. This package also includes a UP3 by Jawbone fitness tracker.
Donated by Debra Steinhauer and a friend of the museum.
Lot #60 One-month free membership and a personal training session at Parkwest Fitness Discover every reason you have to live healthy and enjoy yourself in the process. Located at 1330 Win Hentschel Blvd.
Donated by Parkwest Fitness
Lot #61 Personal Training Package Keep yourself fit with eight 30-minute personal training sessions with a professional trainer. Lifelong’s mission is to help you accomplish your health and fitness goals and obtain them for a lifetime. This package also includes a UP3 by Jawbone fitness tracker.
Donated by Life Long Fitness and a friend of the museum.
Lot #62 Art Work by Nicole Paraskevas, Local artist, Nicole Paraskevas’s work speaks for itself. Donated by the artist.
Lot #63 Private/Semi-Private Purdue Crew Rowing Rowing has always been considered one of the best forms of recreation and fitness. The CrossFit genre has further amplified the interest in rowing. Unfortunately, many enthusiasts get a fraction of the value because of technique issues.
This one-hour instructional session will afford 1-4 participants the opportunity to refine their technique through the coaching offered by Purdue’s Crew Coaching staff. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the stroke from the seat of an “erg” in the crew boathouse. Depth and scope of training will depend on skill, interest and fitness level of the participant(s), as well as timing of the session. Session available from February 15 – March 3, 2017 or May 17 – July 1, 2017
Donated by Purdue University Recreation and Wellness
Lot # 64 Fitness Jump Start This two-session service includes a fitness assessment and an overview of a progressive workout plan to meet your fitness goals. Your exercise plan will be based on your goals, workout preferences, fitness level, and available time. By utilizing your personal trainer’s demonstration and hands-on application, you will have a clear understanding of how to complete workouts on your own.
Donated by Purdue University Recreation & Wellness
Lot # 65 A 60 minute Massage and a Chirobasket: A 60 minute massage and a Chiroflow professional premium waterbase pillow, a Biofreeze professional pain relief Spray and a Biofreeze cold therapy pain relief gel.
Donated by Dr. David Bowman of Wagner Chiropractic Center
Lot #66 Art Glass Bowl by unknown artist Donated by Josette Rolley.
Lot #67 $150 Susie Gibbs Framing Certificate and Three Art Books, Degas, Renoir, Monet Susie Gibbs Framing and Art Gallery’s specialty is custom framing. Located at 514 Main Street. Donated by Susie Biggs Framing and Art Gallery and a Friend of the Art Museum
Lot #68 Two Hours of Design Consultation: Professional Interior Designer, Ellie Kaplan of Ellie Kaplan Interiors will meet with you in your home and help you improve your surroundings. Donated by the designer.
Lot #69 Two hours of design consultation: Professional Interior Designer, Kathy Davis of K M Davis Interiors, will meet with you in your home and help you improve your surroundings. Donated by the designer.
Lot#70 Money TreeWho says money doesn’t grow on trees?
Donated by Centier Bank.
Lot #71 Emyth Business Assessment: Gift Certificate for a 1-1/2 hour Consultation with Michael Kaplan, Certified Emyth Business Coach. Michael will take you through a business assessment and a plan for growing your business. It’s not too late to make a plan for growing your business in 2017!
Donated by Michael Kaplan.
Lot #72 La-Z-Boy: A modern take on classic design, our Arianna occasional chair brings a sophisticated elegance to any room environment. Sculptural in shape, with turned wood legs and updated design elements including modified wing back, rounded t-seat and sloping arms accentuated with platinum nail heads. Donated by Michael and Ellie Kaplan.
Lot #73 a collection of three very fine, small batch bourbons
Four Roses Small Batch Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey crafted from four select bourbons, Rowan’s Creek straight Kentucky bourbon whiskey, and Bookers uncut & unfiltered small batch bourbon.
Donated by Bar Barry Liquors
Lot #74 Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 This is a Cabernet with the Stags Leap District imprint all the way to its rich core. Lush, pronounced aromas lead to the layers of flavor – black cherry, red cherry, savory herbs, cassis, black pepper, smoke, and briar fruit. The wine’s lively, energetic juiciness comes wrapped in ripe, chewy tannins offering the ideal structure for extensive aging. Donated by John and Eva Chistodoulakis
Lot #75 Cruse Wine Co, 2015 Monkey Jack Red Wine Blend This wine is a prime example of how a new generation of California winemakers are innovating and making some delicious juice along the way. Michael himself says the wine is “hard to describe” but his intention was to create a bottle to place on your table nightly. It’s bright, lifted, and buoyant, with a little cherry popsicle and minerality mixed in. Just a touch of grippiness extends the finish, but you’ll probably have already moved on to the next glass! Donated by Cellar 422
Lot #76 Veuve Clicquot LaGrande Dame 2006 Brut Champagne, France There's plenty of finesse in this sleek Champagne, along with an airy texture and loads of grip. Graphite, lemon, toast and mineral aromas and flavors prevail, and this takes on a chalky edge on the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2010 through 2028 ... Wine Spectator. Donated by Jim and Lisa Schrader
Thanks to Steve and Terri Reed who donated outstanding wines from their private cellar, we have divided their fine wine contributions into 5 lots:
Lot #77 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon Vintages (Napa Valley)
About Karl Lawrence Cellars: Two very close friends with a common dream of producing a fine wine founded Karl Lawrence Cellars in 1991. Their venture together produced a unique and outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon wine from the Napa Valley. No longer in operation, these fine wines are no longer produced.
2007 The unique blending of wines from three different Napa Valley Vineyards elevates and defines the style of Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon and makes it among the top Cabs for complexity and length. An insider’s wineDrink now or cellar for 10 years.
2008 Loaded with black currant, fig and dark chocolate aromas that follow to the weight palate, coating the tongue with intense flavor. The acid and tannins are in perfect harmony on this luscious wine, which is drinking well already and will just continue to improve with age. Donated by Steve and Terri Reed.
2009 Menthol on the nose -- almost like wintergreen. On the palate, currant, blackberry, and notes of cocoa and something savory on the medium finish, with light tannins and good acidity. This is well balanced and tasty, but can go for several years yet. Donated by Steve and Terri Reed
Lot #78 Five Fine Cabernet Sauvignons from 2003 and 2005
Whitehall Lane continues to receive accolades and awards for producing some of the greatest wines in the world. In Wine Spectator Magazine's year-end ranking of wines, Whitehall Lane has been honored an unprecedented three times in five years for producing wines rated among the top five in the world. The winery has also been voted Winery of the Year from the Quarterly Review of Wines and Wine and Spirits Magazine.
2003 The sexy, opulent Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve possesses plenty of glycerin along with powerful black currant fruit and a touch of toasty oak, all presented in an uncomplicated, consumer-friendly, exuberant, hedonistic style. Toast, nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Rich, dark berry fruit, fresh attack, rounded tannins. Intense dark fruits, extra long finish. Fully mature, it should be consumed over the next 5-6 years. Donated by Steve and Terri Reed.
2003 Whitehall Lane Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon Polished and complex, this Cab, from Rutherford and St. Helena, shows ripe blackberry, red and black cherry, chocolate and blueberry flavors with rich oak seasoning. The wine is very dry and the tannins are soft but intricate.
2005 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Aromas of sweet bing cherry and ripe, lush plum. The opulent sweetness of peak-season, fully ripe fruit brings about abundant yet soft tannins. The core of this wine is a silky and amiably rich, textured base, with a pure Napa Valley Cabernet focus.
Over the years we have found that one of the best methods for achieving a friendly character in the bottle is to blend wines possessing different attributes – combining top-quality fruit from several microclimates in our small yet diverse Valley. Using about 25% mountain fruit offers an opaqueness and structure that enriches the sweet fruit of the Valley floor. Such blending is an important part of Caymus Cabernet and its rich yet accessible character.
2005 produced a Cabernet Sauvignon of contemporary potential, saturated with dark color and big, ripe fruit.
2003 Del Dotto Cabernet Sauvignon Dark in color, silky with black berry, fig and nice oak notes. Caramel and mocha come later with just a hint of tobacco.
2003 Buehler Vineyards Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon Rich with ripe dark fruit, oak and sweet cigarillo. Well balanced tannins and a short but good finish. Very much something a lover of Napa reds should indulge in!
Donated by Steve and Terri Reed
Lot #79 Three Fine Reds, 2 pinots and a lovely blend
2004 Montes Alpha M Chilean Red Wine Montes Alpha "M" is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot which links all the other grapes. The Cabernet Franc enhances the elegance of the first variety, and is in total harmony with the softness of the second and austerity of the third. Elegant at the same time powerful with very good level of soft tannins, intense dark red color, the wine has structure, power and a very well defined character. The 5% of Petit Verdot is adding an extra element of complexity. There is a pleasant and harmonious marriage of fruit and the French oak with a delightful long finish. The structure of this wine will keep it for at least 20 years.
2012 Sojourn Pinot Noir Deep ruby color; lush, bright cherry aromas; rich, deep cherry flavors with cola and earthy notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Deep, bright Pinot with nice texture
2011 Black Kite Pinot Noir Stony TerraceThis powerful Pinot, from one of the three distinct blocks within Black Kite’s estate vineyard, offers earthy plum compote and blueberry with a lingering background note of vanilla. Bright, grippy and layered, the finish offers toasty oak.
Donated by Steve and Terri Reed
Lot #80 Three more Fine Reds
1999 David Franz Shiraz Benjamin’s Promise Wine spectator gave this wine a rating of 93. Drink 2008 - 2020.
2003 Chateau Gloria St. Julien Red Bordeaux This charming, developed, medium bodied, soft, earthy, forest floor, kirsch and tobacco filled wine is ready for prime time drinking.
2003 Chateau Faugeres Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Red Table Wine
The 2003 is a veritable bomb of exuberance. The dress is splendid, bordeaux moiré of black. The nose is prodigal of aromas of toasty merrain, blackberry, fig, mango, accompanied and a minty touch. At the palate, it is a flood of warm, unctuous, tasty and persistent sensations, linked to very ripe grapes and woody and fine tannins. Young or old, this wine reserves a great moment.
Donated by Steve and Terri Reed
Lot # 81 Two fine Napa Valley Merlots
Shafer 2010 Napa Valley MerlotThe 2010 gives everything a Merlot should and more – lively, enticing red fruit with a core of deep, lush black fruit – red cherry and black cheery, red plum and black plum, spice and berry with hints of earth and smoke. This plush package is held together in a structure of fine, ripe tannins.
PlumpJack 2010 Napa Valley Merlot The 2010 Merlot bursts from the glass with gorgeous freshness. White flowers, spices, chocolate, mocha and sweet red berries jump out from this exuberant, fleshy Merlot. At the same time, the cool, late growing season helped preserve vivacity and verve. The 2010 is 94% Merlot plus dollops of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. Donated by Ed and Carol Purdy
Lot #82 A Case of Wine from the Cellars of the Art Museum Board,
Foundation Board and Committee Members
Brunello di Montalcino, 2004Pian delle Vigne Red Wine, Italy
Donated by Donald Clayton
Stone Cap, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Estate Grown
Donated by David Bathe
Huber Winery,2006 Heritage Donated by Anthony Cawdron
Casillero del Diablo 2015 Malbec Reserva Chile Donated by Buffy Rogers
2013 The Illegitimate - a wine this good should be "illegal!"
Donated by Barb and Tom Reed
Tiflisi Marani Kindzmarauli Semi-sweet red wine Kakheti Region of Georgia Donated by Connie Grace
Rodney Strong 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Donated by Kimberly Morissette
Sargent Canyon, Proprietor's Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Central Coast, California, Estate Grown Donated by Alberta Barker
Vista de la Luna 2015 Pinot Noir, Chili
Donated by Joe Seaman
Joseph Carr 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Donated by Inga Maresh
Seghesio 2014 Zinfandel, Sonoma County, Family Vinyard
Donated by Carol Purdy
Lafond 2014 Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills
Donated by Mariellen Neudeck
Dry Creek Vineyard 1988 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
Donated by Kendall Smith
Lot #83 Another Case of Wine from the Cellars of the Art Museum Board,
Foundation Board and Committee Members
Belle Glos 2014 Pinot Noir Donated by Sue Holder Price
Neuschwanstein Castle 2014 Riesling Donated by AnneMarie Markun
Stags' Leap, 2012, The Investor Red Wine, Napa Valley
Donated by Rob Galbraith
Ste Chateau Michelle 2015 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley
Donated by Gary Henriott
Guenoc 2013 Victorian Claret, North Coast (California)
Donated by Gary Henriott
Silverado Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Estate Grown Donated by Laura Vanier
2015 Cliffside Chardonnay
Donated by Debby Cusack
Kokomo Perotti Vineyards, 2007 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County. Donated by Anthony Cawdron
Black Stallions Estate Winery, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Donated by Stuart and Ann Boehning
2013 The Illegitimate - a wine this good should be "illegal!"
Donated by Tom and Barb Reed
2014 LaCrema Chardonnay, Sonoma CoastDonated by Denise Laussade
2012 Beaulieu Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Donated by Sharon Theobald
Guenoc 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast California
Donated by Kendall Smith
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Heart of Art, February 9, 2018