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Lot 12 ~ Mondavi: A Living Legacy

  •  Six bottles of Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1974
  •  Six bottles of Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1977
  •  Six bottles each in a nine-year vertical of Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1979–1987
  •  One double magnum of Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1978 in original wood case, hand-painted and signed by Margrit Mondavi
  •  Six-bottle vertical of Continuum Estate, 2008 through the not-yet-bottled 2013
  •  Dinner for four at La Toque featuring a menu by Chef Ken Frank paired with wines selected by Geneviève Janssens
  •  Private dinner for four at Continuum hosted by Tim Mondavi, with a menu created by Chef Sarah Scott
  •  Two nights luxury Napa Valley accommodations
  •  Private airport transfers and Napa Valley transportation

California’s winemaking history has seen many pivotal players. But one name towers above all: Mondavi.

This lot was created in honor of festival patron, board member and muse Margrit Mondavi, and to salute the inspiration, legacy and ongoing tradition of excellence the Robert Mondavi family has brought to the Napa Valley.

An icon, pioneering businesswoman and accomplished artist, Margrit’s unstinting spirit and dedication to the arts has permeated this region. She and the late Robert Mondavi firmly believed that art is essential to community, and that wine, food and art need to be celebrated together. This spirit has served as one of Festival del Sole’s guiding forces. 

The Mondavi legacy is encapsulated in this one-of-a-kind offering. You will receive six bottles each of the prized 1974 and 1977 Cabernet Reserves and six bottles each of a nine-year vertical of the classic vintages 1979 through 1987. Crafted by Tim Mondavi during his years as winemaker at the Robert Mondavi Winery, this is one of the most incredible collections you’ll ever find. Add in a double magnum of the 1978 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, in its original wood case, hand-painted and signed by Margrit, and you have an unrivaled addition to even the most complete and envied of collections.

At La Toque, you and three guests will savor a menu featuring Margrit’s favorite dishes from award-winning chef Ken Frank. Geneviève Janssens, Robert Mondavi Winery’s Director of Winemaking, and an icon in her own right, will handpick your wines for the evening.

The Robert Mondavi family tradition of excellence and innovation has continued with Continuum, the spectacular estate winery high on Pritchard Hill. There, Tim Mondavi’s legendary winemaking mastery has led to some of the world’s most inspired wines. With stunning views of Napa Valley around you, Tim, a visionary who has devoted his life’s work to the art of wine, and his daughter Carissa host you for a dinner prepared by Chef Sarah Scott that expertly balances flavors and ingredients, creating seamless harmony between the cuisine and the wine. You will also add another collector’s dream to your cellar – a six-year vertical of Continuum beginning with the applauded 2008 through the not-yet-bottled 2013 vintage.

Your stay in Napa will be accentuated with luxury accommodations and private transportation. Finally, you’ll receive an original watercolor painting by Margrit, another piece of the Mondavi legacy to take home with you.

 


 

DONORS: Michael Scianamblo, Margrit Biever Mondavi, Tim Mondavi, Carissa Mondavi, Continuum Estate, La Toque, Ken Frank, Geneviève Janssens, Sarah Scott, Napa Valley Festival Association

Designed for four guests.

To be on mutually agreeable dates.