The evening will feature a silent aution of sixteen bottles of wine from the extensive cellar of Clayt Daley.
Each year Clayt and Meredythe Daley contribute many important wine lots to Winesong, the annual Hospital Foundation fundraiser. Thanks to their generosity and support of the Festival, you will have a chance during this evening to acquire some lovely wines from the Daley collection. Take this opportunity to add a bottle or several to your collection! All of the wines have been properly stored and cellared.
Lot #1 Flight of four Adrian Fog Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir
One 750 ml bottle each 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, valued at $275
2004 Adrian Fog Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir
90 points Robert Parker. “The 2004 Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard possesses blue fruits and floral notes in its medium-bodied personality. Tangy acidity, considerable complexity, and an artisanal style emerge from this beauty.” 2005 Adrian Fog “Savoy Vineyard” Pinot Noir 92 points Robert Parker. “Adrian Fog produces some of California’s most compellingly complex, aromatic Pinots. The 2005 Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard
is reminiscent of a premier or grand cru from Burgundy’s village of Morey-St. Denis. Forest floor, fresh mushroom, spearmint, plum, root beer and strawberry characteristics are found in this soft, medium-to-full-bodied, round effort.
2006 Adrian Fog Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir
89+ points Robert Parker. “Blueberry, raspberry, forest floor, and violet notes make an appearance in this medium dark ruby-colored Pinot. There is sweet fruit on the attack, but the acidity and tannin quickly kick in, and the finish is tight and restrained. This is a purely made wine that captures the elusive nature of this varietal.”
2007 Adrian Fog Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir
91 points Josh Raynolds. “Pungent dark fruits, cherry compote and musky underbrush on the nose, with sexy rose and fruitcake qualities gaining strength with air. Broad and flesh on entry, then turns tighter in the mid-palate and offers densely packed blackberry and cherry flavors. Fin-grained tannins add grip and focus to the long, smoky finish. This is complex enough to drink now but has the depth to repay patience.”
Lot #2 Flight of Adrian Fog Two Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir
One 750 ml bottle each of 2004, 205, 2006, 2007, valued at $250
2004 Adrian Fog Two Sisters Vineyard
Forest floor, fresh mushroom, herb, and loamy soil notes intermixed with hints of cola, black cherries, and berries jump from the glass of the light ruby-hued, fresh, austere 2004 Pinot Noir Two Sisters Vineyard.
It is spicy with more of an autumnal … Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
2005 Adrian Fog Two Sisters Vineyard
Using only the Martini clone from 52 year old vines gives this Pinot Noir an abundance of raspberries, bonbons and fresh earth characteristics. By aging 11months in new French oak with toasted heads adds a smoky vanilla and cinnamon component.
2006 Adrian Fog Two Sisters Vineyard
Also from the Martini clone and aged in new toasted French oak.
2007 Adrian Fog Two Sisters Vineyard
Sadly, this is our last offering from this vineyard as the property has been sold. Produced by natural fermentation using only free run juice. Bottled unfined, unfiltered. Cellar for 5 – 7 years. 50 cases produced.
Lot #3 Flight of Breggo Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir
One 750 ml bottle each of 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, valued at $400
2006 Breggo Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir.
Reviewed by Prestige Wine & Spirits: “Bright medium red. Spicy raspberry and cherry on the nose, with suave floral qualities adding complexity. The sappy, sweet red berry preserve flavors are perked up by tangy minerality. Dusty tannins add grip to the finish, which leaves a sweet raspberry note behind.”
2007 Breggo Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir.
When Robert Parker reviewed Breggo’s 2007 wines, he put Breggo in his “Best of California” newsletter.
2009 Breggo Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir.
Wine expert Richard Jennings rated this 90 points. “Medium red color with pale meniscus; pie crust, lightly spicy cherry nose; soft, spicy cherry, pie crust palate; medium-plus finish.”
2010 Breggo Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir.
Richard Jennings: “Dark cherry red color; floral, tart cherry, roses nose; tight, silky textured, ripe cherry, floral palate; medium-plus finish.” 90+ points
2011 Breggo Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir.
92 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar “Vivid ruby-red. A heady, complex bouquet evokes candied red fruits, cherry-cola and potpourri, with a peppery, spicy topnote. Juicy and precise, with strong lift to its black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. The floral quality comes back strong on the impressively persistent finish, which features silky tannins and a late bite of smoky minerals.”
Lot #4 Three Breggo Pinot Noir
Savoy Vineyard 2007 and 2009 and Donnelly Creek Vineyard 2010. 750 ml all. Valued at $200
2007 Breggo Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir
91 points from Robert Parker. “Aromas of cherries, blueberries, pomegranates, earth, and forest floor emerge from the 2007 Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard. It is tighter-knit with more structure than its generic sibling, but it should prove to be just as good as well longer lived (7-10 years). There is a lot going on in this medium ruby effort.”
2009 Breggo Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir
Rated 92 by Stephen Tanzer “Musky, floral-scented aromas of dried red berries and charry, with wild herb and mocha nuances and a hint of star anise.
2010 Breggo Donnelly Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir
Stephen Tanzer, 91 points: Bright ruby. Fragrant bouquet of dark berries, Asian spices and orange zest, with a spicy quality gaining strength with air. Juicy, focused flavors of sweet blackberry and cherry flavors complemented by a hint of bitter chocolate. The sappy finish lingers with very good, gently smoky intensity.