Big Bottle Party
The Big Bottle Party kicks off the celebration season with a party to collect large format bottle donations for the Gala’s “Big Bottle Alley” section, one of the most popular and lucrative silent auction features.
Event attendees should submit a large format bottle of wine (minimum value of $250*) available through Pogo’s Wine & Spirits, Classic Wine, or perhaps, your own private cellar. Then get ready for a friendly competition where a team of wine experts will look for the biggest bottle, most unique, best etched, best in show and new for this year, people’s choice. All bottles must be received in advance and will be displayed at the beginning of Big Bottle Party.
Need an idea for a large format bottle? Click here to view the Côtes du Coeur Wine Wish list.
*Bottle donation is per couple, or individual if attending without a guest. In lieu of a large format bottle, a donation of at least $250.00 can be made to the American Heart Association to meet his requirement. All donations will be used to purchase large format bottles to be auctioned off in Big Bottle Alley the evening of the Dallas Côtes du Coeur Gala.
Wine provided by
Annadel Estate Winery Tasting Notes
2017 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
This traditional Chardonnay is medium bodied and dry, with hints of citrus, pear, baking spices, and lily blossom on the nose. It was barrel fermented and aged in French oak (30% new), which added depth and weight to the mouth that is balanced and shows great tension.
Estate Special Blend
This wholly estate grown wine opens with aromatics of blueberry, rye and ripe strawberry. Plum and star anise come into focus and lead into a lush and soft mouth that shows bakers chocolate and black cherry. The finish is both weighty and shows great length.