Written By Sponsored Content Causes / Wine Events / Wine News Sep 6, 2021 Belfry’s Crush Fine Wine Auction Goes Online October 18 to 24 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestSeptember 2, 2021 — Victoria, BC…Staff, volunteers and board members from Victoria’s Belfry Theatre have raided some of the best local wine cellars to find rare and unusual wines to auction online for Crush 2021 presented by Odlum Brown Limited, the theatre’s premier wine fundraiser.This year’s lots will feature wine from France, Italy, California, British Columbia, and elsewhere.Many of the bottles on offer are not available in liquor stores. Crush is the only opportunity to buy these bottles of wine – they have been held in private cellars, purchased abroad or were released in very small batches and subsequently sold out.Robert Moyes, Monday Magazine’s “Wine Notes” columnist, is again preparing educational vignettes for the collector’s items, including this featured bottle:Hundred Acre “Ark Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 (California) Hailing from Napa Valley, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon bottling from Hundred Acre winery is surely one of California’s most collectable wines. Produced by flamboyant and contrarian winemaker Jayson Woodbridge, whose signature style features an incredibly opulent and creamy texture, this beauty was sourced from his 15-acre Ark Vineyard property on fabled Howell Mountain. Hundred Acre wines are pretty rare in these parts, so this 2013 vintage, which was aged in cask for 32 months prior to being released, should be of considerable interest to serious collectors. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate was impressed enough to rate it at 100. The description is tantalizing: “Full-bodied, rich and velvety, the palate is completely packed with spicy fruit, finishing with lingering earthy notes.” The Wine Spectator was also a fan: “Creamy, mocha-scented oak provides a seductive introduction, easing the way for a rich mix of cherry, currant, plum and licorice flavours. This continues to gain depth and nuance, ending as it begins.” And two scribes from CellarTracker both bestowed a rating of 99, with this notable praise: “The 2013 Ark is as close to perfection as a wine can be! Floral aromas followed by flavours of black cherry, plum, blackberry and mocha.” And this from his colleague: “Simply outstanding. Great depth of flavour, rich mouthfeel, long finish.” Wow!Donated by Anonymous; Value: $800 Robert’s notes are available here www.belfry.bc.ca/crush in advance of the event, so check for updates.Following the success of last year’s online auction, the bidding for Crush 2021 will be open exclusively online this year between October 18 and 24 (there is no in-person event).While the curated collector’s items in the auction are the highlight, there is something for everyone (over 19) at affordable price points, including baskets of B.C. Wine, local spirits, dining and other gift certificates.All funds raised will go towards the re-opening of the Belfry Theatre to live audiences in November.Crush is generously supported by Odlum Brown Limited, Vessel Liquor Store, Boulevard Magazine, EAT Magazine and Used.caContact:Susan Stevensondevelopment@belfry.bc.ca250-385-6835 ext. 2292020auctionBelfrycrushfine wineonline auction SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Sponsored Content ... Read More You may also like Causes / Wine Events / Wine News November 13, 2020 Belfry’s Crush Fine Wine Auction Goes Online November 30 to December 6 Staff, volunteers and board members from Victoria’s Belfry Theatre have been raiding some of Victoria’s best wine cellars to find rare and ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Victoria August 30, 2019 Mary Ploegsma—The Tattoo Series I It was an unforgettable afternoon. Mary Ploegsma served us David’s Tea’s vanilla chai with sweet local strawberries and chocolate biscuits. The ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Causes / Events / Victoria July 20, 2019 Everyone Belongs in Nature – An Evening with Power To Be July 12th marked the evening of Power To Be’s very first Nature Gala (formerly known as Power to Golf) – a fundraising event full of wonderful ... Read More Causes / Food News / Interesting Locals March 24, 2019 Stillmeadow Farm Presentation to Tom Henry from ICC and Slow Food Vancouver Island Stillmeadow Farm Presentation to Tom Henry from ICC and Slow Food Vancouver Island Present in photo from left to right: Steve Walker-Duncan – ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Comments are closed.