Lancaster Estate 2008 Estate Bottled Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 3-liter bottle in wooden box. Equivalent of 4 bottles, this Cabernet Sauvignon is perfect for the holiday table; a superb wine for beef, lamb, game and other dishes that pair with big, robust reds. Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. It is virtually impossible to find the 2008 vintage for sale now.
The Wine Advocate – “The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate bursts from the glass with blackberries, cassis, grilled herbs, smoke and licorice, all of which are beautifully woven together. This ripe juicy Cabernet presents an exotic, super-ripe profile balanced by a firm sense of structure. Not a bad combination, to say the least. Freshly cut flowers, mint and licorice are layered into the energetic, vibrant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.”
Wine Enthusiast – “A great Cabernet that will proudly stand beside the best of Napa Valley. Made in the modern style, it’s soft and sweet in blackberry, cherry, currant and dark-chocolate flavors, but the finish is thoroughly dry, wrapped in a scour of tannins and acids.”
Oil Painting: Time to Harvest Tobacco and Corn by Joseph Pizzuti – Impressionist style painting. Framed oil on canvas 36” x 24”.
Oil Painting: Clearwater on the Hudson River by Ivan N. Kamalic (1944-2011) – Mr. Kamalic gained a reputation as a passionate observer with a keen ability to translate nature onto canvas. A plein air painter of scenes local, New England and of the New York tri-state area, his works also include paintings from his travels outside the United States including Italy and Croatia. In the tradition of Renaissance artists, his art education began early in his teens. His apprenticeships included extensive work in stone carving and mural painting in Italy. An experienced instructor and winner of many awards, his work is included in over 900 private collections in the United States and abroad. The Yugoslavian-born Kamalic made the United States his home, fleeing the communist regime in place at the time, and he served his new country during the Vietnam War. Cape Ann was his home for many decades. His Main Street gallery, still in operation, has been in operation for more than 25 years.
The Ultimate Tesla Experience – Invite up to 8 guests for test rides and an exclusive reception with complimentary appetizers and beverages. One individual will then get 24 hours with the award winning Model S. Provided by Tesla Westchester in White Plains, NY. Tesla Experience
One Week Stay in Private Hudson Valley Vacation Home – One week stay at Lake House atop a mountain surrounded by State Forest 5 miles north of Pawling, NY. Immaculate 3BR cape with wood stoves, party deck with Webber grill, fire circle, ping pong table, large screen TV/movie room, horse shoes, canoe for the nearby 10 acre fishing lake (ice skating in winter; beach and dock in summer). Dates to be negotiated.
Three Hour Private Sail for 40 Aboard the Sloop Clearwater – Private charter for 40 people aboard the sloop Clearwater. Each sail is an ecological adventure as well as a voyage of discovery. All sails include time to relax and be inspired by the beauty of the Hudson Valley while incorporating elements of our pioneering onboard education program; or can be customized to include catered refreshments and hired musicians (at an additional cost.) Our professional captains and crew have experience facilitating a wide variety of special events and will work with you to ensure that all the details of your sail are arranged to perfection!
Sponsor-a-Teen – Clearwater’s Youth at the Helm – YATH introduces Hudson Valley low-income youth to the river through a free 3-day leadership training program designed to encourage more young men and women to get engaged in sailing and become active youth leaders. The vast majority of youth are ethnic and racial minorities from low-income river communities. Participants live as a crew and learn about ecology, navigation, maritime life and history. YATH serves as a springboard for Clearwater’s continuum of youth development programs – Youth Internships, Sailing Apprenticeships and Education Internships.