Tickets are on sale at the Gala for Education for one lucky guest to win our signature "Sparkling" Wine Raffle prize. One winner will receive a $1,500 gift certificate to Romance Diamond Company and a collection of fourteen exceptional, top-flight wines selected by Bordinos and The Wine Cellar.  Raffle tickets are $10, or $100 for a pack of 12.


From Bordinos Restaurant

Kaiken, Mai Malbec, Mendoza Argentina 2007
Bursting with dark fruits and a little cocoa this Malbec was born from three vineyards in Mendoza. Agrelo Estate Vineyars,  Uco Valley Vineyard and the Vistalba Estate Vineyard which has 80 year old vines.

Salentein, Malbec, Uco Vallley, Mendoza Argentina 2010
From the biggest cool climate estate in Mendoza with vineyards planted at altitudes of 3445 feet - 5570 feet with vines from two - 32 years old. A big intense red that maintains complexity.

Domiane Serene, "R" Rosé of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Oregon

Non vintage blend of Pinot Noir Rosé from the best vineyard blocks. Limited amount available, some of the last in the state.

Rapariga Da Quinta, Colheita Seleccionada, Alentejano, Portugal 2009
Portugal is an up and coming star in the world of wine outside of port production, making dry red wines using many traditional port grapes. Rapariga is a blend of Aragonez, Trincaderia and Touriga Nacional.

Black Goose, Zinfandel, Mendocino County, California 2006
Old Vine Red Zinfandel from the cooler Mendocino. Spent time in bottle before its release, mellowing this wine and allowing the fruit to show through.

Saved, Red Blend, California 2011
This juicy red is made of 11 grapes from 9 California wine appellations. Dark, fruity and robust, coming to you at 15.2%.

Three Saints, Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, California 2009
Made by the Same folks as Star Lane and Dierberg in this cool maritime climate perfect for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Luscious and well balanced a lovely expression of Pinot Noir.

Mira, Admiration, Napa Valley California
A non vintage blend of Oaked Chardonnay and Stainless Steel Sauvignon Blanc. Very well balanced a wine to be enjoyed by all.


From The Wine Cellar

Alienor Syrah “Cote de Castelero,” Lake County, California 2009
The flavors just seem to present themselves in waves in this California stunner.  Cherry, tobacco, blueberry, vanilla, clove, allspice… and they go on and on.  Only 205 cases of this wine produced.

Ruffino Romitorio di Santadame, IGT Tuscany, Italy 2006
This is a wine lover’s geeky obsession.  60% Colorino and 40% Merlot.  Colorino is most often seen as a minor blending grape in Chianti, but in this daring IGT it strikes out as a bold and underappreciated star.  Cocoa nibs and coffee grounds on the nose give way to wild blackberries and sandalwood on the palate.

Vall Llach “Embruix,” Priorat, Spain 2011
Carinyena, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah.  This wine is massive, sporting grilled meat, herbs and dark fruit flavors, but has just enough acid to provide lift.  A rustic beauty.

Domaine Jerome Gradassi Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley, France 2011
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, is, of course, the be-all-and-end-all of Southern Rhone appellations, and the best wines from this region define what a great Grenache-based blend ought to be.  This one is one of those, presenting forcefully with cherry, licorice, lavender, and black pepper.

Mollydooker Shiraz “Carnival of Love,” McLaren Vale, Australia 2012
This wine is unabashedly Australian in style, big, juicy and extracted.  It has a richness and sensuality that is decidedly decadent.  Blueberry, cedar, black pepper, orange peel, violets.

Keenan Merlot 35th Anniversary, Napa Valley, California 2011
Merlot has received a bad rap in the last few years.  Those producers who take pride in Merlot show their passion in the glass; this in one such bottling.  Blueberry, orange peel and pith, clove, allspice, cedar chest.