Green Gala Auction Preview

The Connecticut Science Center’s Trustee Wine Collection is a highlight of The Green Gala’s signature silent auction each year. Our Board of Trustees has hand-picked a diverse collection of wines to please your palate. Below is a sneak peek at three very special bottles.

Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau 2010

Score: 97

The 2010 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the all-time great Vieux Telegraphes. The 2010 boasts a dense purple color along with a sumptuous bouquet of spring flowers, boysenberries, black cherries, black currants, nori (the sushi seaweed wrapper), black olives, licorice and pepper. This full-bodied, meaty, thick, juicy effort possesses a boatload of tannin, but it also has incredible concentration. Forget it for 3-4 years, and drink it over the following 25-30 years.
Vietti Barolo Brunate 2009

Score: 95

From one of the region's most celebrated vineyards, the 2009 Barolo Brunate lavishes on smoky, granite and mineral notes that make this wine absolutely irresistible. Even the drawing of a snail on the label seems to hammer home one obvious point: This wine is built for longer cellar aging. Its rich texture, velvety feel and firm structure are guarantees that it will become increasingly elegant and finessed with time. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030.
Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay Hyde 2009

Score: 92

The 2009 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is another of the wines that emphasizes textural depth and body. This is a relatively plush, rich Chardonnay endowed with considerable volume in its apricot and tangerine fruit. The aromas and flavors move towards the more tropical end of the spectrum, but without fully reaching that level of exoticness. Drinkers who appreciate a more full-bodied style of Chardonnay will love the Hyde. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.

More wines and other exciting items will be added to the auction in the coming weeks, so check back soon!