Chehalem, of Willamette Valley, Oregon, generously contributed a six-bottle case of their 2005 Ridgecrest Best Barrel Pinot Noir (Retail Value: $450). Each bottle is individually numbered, and they are already boxed and ready for the winner. These Best Barrel bottlings are never sold commercially, making this a very special and unique opportunity.
Norris Cunningham, from Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, dug into his own cellar to generously contribute two bottles, a 2005 Rombauer Zinfandel (retail value $35.00) and a 2007 Bergstrom Pinot Noir, De Lancellotti Vineyard (retail value $70.00).
Jonathan Swinchatt made an incredibly generous contribution from his cellar, a 1986 Dunn Vineyard Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. There are not a lot of these twenty-four year old wines are around, a few (a very few) are available on line for prices starting at $129.99.
Cakebread Cellars very generously donated a mixed case of their wonderful wine, including two 750-ml bottles each of 08 Sauvignon Blanc, 08 Chardonnay, 06 Merlot, 06 Cabernet Sauvignon, 06 Syrah, & 05 Zinfandel. Retail Value: $536.00.
If you're still not sure New York is making great wines, try this generous contribution from Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards. It's a case of the most recent vintage of their signature wine, Homestead Reserve Riesling. Retail value is $216.00.