Très Bonne Année is proud to showcase a unique experience to Santa Ynez Valley!
Très Bonne Année is proud to showcase a unique experience to Santa Ynez Valley!
A Victorian Night at Ashcombe Mansion
Burgundy wine (French: Bourgogne or vin de Bourgogne) is made in the Burgundy region of eastern France, in the valleys and slopes west of the Saone, a tributary of the Rhône River. The best red burgundies are made exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes. Often seen as the most terroir-conscious of the French wine regions, the various Burgundy vineyards are classified from the highest quality grand cru vineyards, through premier cru, down to more non-specific regional (“village”) appellations.
The practice of delineating vineyards by their terroir in Burgundy goes back to medieval times when various monasteries played a key role in developing the Burgundy wine industry. The area is made up of tiny villages surrounded by a combination of flat and sloped vineyards on the eastern side of a hilly region, providing some rain and weather shelter from the prevailing westerly winds.
The best wines - from grand cru vineyards - of this region are usually grown from the middle and higher part of the slopes, where the vineyards have the most exposure to sunshine and the best drainage, while the premier crus come from somewhat less favorably exposed slopes. The relatively ordinary village wines are produced from the flat territory nearer the villages. Within these classifications, however, there are many subvariants, such as wine produced from older vines (vieilles vignes), which results in better quality grapes and hence better quality wine than the general village designation.
This collection contains representatives from all three of the major classifications, all from highly regarded and respected producers, and is an unparalleled introduction to Burgundy’s best.
6 750ml 2017 Faiveley Corton Grand Cru, “Clos des Cortons” Faiveley
Monopole, WS 95 "generous…"
WA 93+ "ample and satiny…"
5 750ml 2013 Domain Michel Magnien, Premier Cru “Les Cazetiers”
5 750ml 2018 Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
WS 93 "harmony and finesse…"
WA 90 "supple and succulent…"
WE 92 "opulent…"
6 750ml 2015 Louis Jadot Chambolle-Musigny Cotes de Nuit
California's Central Coast Unlocked
Whether you are a Tres Bonne Annee veteran or a novice to bidding, this auction lot will provide you with a world-class experience for five nights.
This Pacific Coast Getaway has unparalleled access to wine, beautiful scenery, and exclusive exploration for six guests. An approachable getaway that will take you from Santa Barbara through California's famous Pinot Noir Region in San Luis Obispo.
Gather your friends and unlock California's Central Coast!
Not many wines can survive the test of time for 30 or more years, but these Northern Rhône reds plus a grand cru white Burgundy are up to the challenge. The vintages of 1988, 1989, and 1990 produced some of the greatest French wines of the 20th century, from various regions around the country. Northern Rhône reds made with Syrah are big, bold, spicy wines with a firm tannic structure in their youth. The best of these wines have very long aging potential. Hermitage is a small appellation, responsible for some of France's most enduringly prestigious wines. The red wines are often produced exclusively from Syrah, although regulations permit up to 15 percent of the white grape varieties Marsanne and Roussanne. They are known for their robustness and rich aromas of leather, coffee and red berries. Côte Rôtie (“roasted slope”) wines are renowned for being elegant and finely structured, with complex aromas typical of the local terroir and of the Syrah grape variety from which they are made. An addition of up to 20 percent of the white variety Viognier is permitted under the appellation law, and numerous producers take advantage of this to bring elegance, balance and an added aromatic dimension to their wines. A recent issue of Wine Spectator magazine described 1989 white Burgundy as “rich and opulent; the best are well-balanced.” And Domaine Leroy is unquestionably one of the best!
France is indisputably the birthplace of many of the world's truly great wines; this lot is not just for the collector, but for anyone wishing to experience some of the finest mature wines still available today.
1 750ml 1988 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage
WA 95 "a mature, elegant and classy Hermitage…"
1 750ml 1988 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie “La Turque”
RP 100 "Very full and rich...awesome concentration, terrific purity…"
WS 96 "A wonderfully complex and compelling wine…"
2 750ml 1990 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage
WS 98 "very rich and alluring…"
WA 98 "Voluptuous, yet classy...a profound effort that’s drinking perfectly."
1 750ml 1989 Domaine Leroy Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Master's Tasting Montage
Banfi Vintners is the sole U.S. importer of the (American) Mariani family’s internationally renowned wine estates in Italy — Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany, and Banfi Piemonte. It is also the exclusive agent for the family’s domestic properties in the Northwest USA and an importer of wines from Chile. From Tuscany’s most honored vineyard estate, Castello Banfi’s award-winning wines are exported to over 90 countries around the world. It has been lauded for groundbreaking research in producing healthy, more organic wines and developing cutting edge winemaking techniques.
Brunello di Montalcino is a red wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello ("little brown"), is the name that had been given locally to what was believed to be a unique grape variety. After a few years of controlled research, it was determined that Sangiovese and Brunello were actually the same grape variety. In Montalcino the name Brunello evolved into the designation of the area’s wine, produced with 100% Sangiovese grapes.
The altitude and climate of the Montalcino region has provided an area where Sangiovese ripens more fully and consistently than anywhere else in Tuscany. Brunello di Montalcinos have a more fleshy texture with common aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, black raspberry, chocolate, leather and violets. Brunello is often compared to the Pinot Noir wines of Burgundy with its smooth tannins and ripe, fruit driven character. The high acidity of the wine allows it to pair well with food, especially grilled meats and game. Brunello di Montalcino wines are known for their ability to age, with well-made examples from exceptional vintages often showing development for several decades.
Featured at TBA’s Masters’ Tasting in June, this collection from Castello Banfi shows the range and the pinnacle of Brunello production. From the young, lighter style Rosso di Montalcino (“Baby Brunello”) to the highest quality, smallest production single vineyard selections, it showcases the excellence of the wine and the expertise of the Banfi winemakers.
2 750ml 2019 Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino WE 89
1 750ml 2017 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino
WS 92 "persistent and lively… WA 92 "elegant and bright…" WE 92 "polish and restraint."
4 750ml 2016 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Marrucheto
WS 96 "Firm yet fresh…" WA 96 "shows depth and power…"
WE 96 "firm structure, finesse, and radiance."
3 750ml 2016 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura
WS 95, WA 95+ "beautiful depth and balance…"
3 750ml 2013 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura Riserva
WA 95 "lavish richness…" WE 94
4 750ml 2012 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura Riserva
WA 94 "precision and power." WE 94 "savory, structured…"
2 750ml 2012 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio all'Oro Riserva
WS 93, WA 93 "exuberant and robust…" WE 94
Party like a Royal at King Mansion
Gather together at Harrisburg’s Historic King Mansion for a party fit for royalty. You'll start your evening with a champagne reception in the iconic 1929's Great Gatsby era grand entrance. Next, we'll move to the contemporary grand ballroom for a Royal Banquet prepared by the Chefs of Hilton Harrisburg, paired with the internationally renowned wines of Banfi Vintners.
The evening doesn't end there.
After dinner, we'll mix and mingle in the parlors and billiard room of the mansion's elegantly appointed entertainment spaces. Live entertainment, dessert, and after-dinner drinks will be served as we tell stories and create memories.
Date - March 3rd 2023
32 Seats Available