Carpe Vinum, Carpe Diem: The David Reynolds Memorial Collection by Spottswoode Wines
Veteran Wine Auction Consultant, Colleen Buckley-Reynolds, created this offering in memory of her husband and longtime SVWA auctioneer David Reynolds and also to honor her deep friendship with the late Mary Novak and her family at Spottswoode. In the words of Colleen, this lot “celebrates the joy and magic of art in all its forms -- winemaking, performance, fine arts, literature, and beyond. So this is a particularly fitting offering in support of the SVWA where David’s career began.”
A particular highlight of the vertical is the 2010, which was awarded 100 points by Robert Parker. Colleen recalls, “Pure serendipity brought David and Beth Novak-Milliken (daughter of Mary Novak) together at an airport at the moment she learned the news of Spottswoode’s first 100-point wine. (Later, the 2002 and 2007 vintages would be awarded the same 100-point rating.) Together, they high-fived as their paths crossed. In addition to world-class wine, this vertical represents cherished history and enduring friendship.”
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery is family-run and located at the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains in St. Helena in the Napa Valley. The Novaks have been growing grapes on the historic estate since 1972 and making their own wines since 1982. Your tour will include the certified-organic, 40-acre estate vineyard, the historic grounds and gardens, winery buildings, and the “ghost winery” stone cellar. Following will be a tasting the includes Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon, and Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc.
The winner of this lot will walk away with a 12-bottle vertical from Spottswoode (2002-2013) and enjoy a guided tour and tasting at Spottswoode Estate for six people.
The Novak Family of Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery
Colleen Buckley-Reynolds: Co-Founder, Reynolds & Buckley Fundraising Auctions & the Conference of Charity Wine Auctions
12-bottle vertical of Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2002–2013, including the three 100-point vintages––2002, 2007 and 2010––as rated by The Wine Advocate
Tour and tasting for 6 of Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery in St. Helena, CA
TERMS & RESTRICTIONS:
Spottswoode Estate tour and tasting to be redeemed by July 31, 2021. To arrange for wine delivery or pick-up, please contact Wine Auction Director Peter Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org.