Live Auction Items

Boalt's annual Citation Award Dinner is almost here, and we have a special treat in store for all our guests. For the first time, we are hosting a live auction to benefit the law school's financial aid program. The live auction portion of the evening can get very exciting! Here are some highlights so you can plan on your potential bids. Organize your family & friends and get ready to raise those paddles!

FOUR VERY SPECIAL WINE "CELLARS"

(Napa Valley appellation unless otherwise noted)

Big Bottles: One magnum (1.5 liter bottle) each: Pahlmeyer 2006 Proprietary Red, Turley Wine Cellars 2008 Old Vine Zinfandel California and 2008 Turley Estate Petite Syrah, Continuum 2008 and Quintessa 2006. One jeroboam (3.0 liter bottle) each: Truchard Vineyards 2006 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Silverado Vineyards 2006 Estate Caber- net Sauvignon.

Estimated retail value: $1,540. Minimum bid: $1,000.

Napa Stars: Paradigm Winery, case of 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville/Napa Valley) plus private tour and tasting for 6 guests; Joseph Phelps Vineyards, two 6-bottle wooden boxes of 2006 Insignia; Saintsbury, 6 bottles 2007 Brown Ranch Pinot Noir (Carneros); Schrader Cellars, case of 2008 Vieux-Os Tofanelli Vineyard Zinfandel; Shafer Vineyards, two 6-bottle wooden boxes of 2006 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon; Swanson Vine- yards, case of 2007 Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville/Napa Valley).

Estimated retail value: $7,660. Minimum bid: $5,000.

French Connection: Opus One, collector's edition printed wood box containing 2 bottles 1979 (first release) and 4 bottles 1980 (second release); Domaine Carneros by Taittinger, 6 bottles Le Rêve 2005 Sparkling Wine (Carneros); mixed case made by and from the cellar of winemaker Zelma Long, including one bottle each Robert Mondavi 1981 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon, one bottle Simi 1990 Centennial Cab- ernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County), 2 bottles Sibyl 1998 Auslese Nahe Riesling (Germany), 2 bottles Long Vineyards 2000 Chardonnay, one bottle Long Vineyards 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, one bottle Vilafonte 2006 Series M (South Africa), one bottle Yarden Caber- net Sauvignon, Rom Vineyard (Israel), one bottle Vilafonte 2007 Series C (South Africa) and one bottle Buty 2008 Rediviva of the Stones (Walla Walla, WA); Cain Five, 3 vertical packs featuring 2 bottles each of 1998, 1999 2000 vintages; Littorai, case of The Haven Vineyard 2008 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast); Far Niente, 6-bottle wooden box containing 3 bottles each of 2007 Chardonnay and 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon; Dolce Winery, 6 375-ml bottles 2006 vintage.

Estimated retail value: $7,145. Minimum bid: $5,000.

Cal Connection: Harlan Estate, one bottle each 2004, 2005 and 2006 vintages and one bottle each 2005 and 2006 of The Maiden; one bottle each Bond 2006 Melbury, Quella, St. Eden, Vecina and Pluribus;; 6 bottles Mendelson 2006 Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir and 6 bottles Mendelson 2007 Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands); 6 bottles Mendelson non-vintage Reserve Lot One Pinot Gris; 6 bottles Mendelson non-vintage Reserve Lot One Muscat Canelli (Mendocino County); case of Beringer Vineyards 2005 Bancroft Ranch Merlot (Howell Mountain/Napa Valley); case of Pride Mountain 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon; case of Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 2008; Groth, two 6-bottle wooden boxes of 2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville/Napa Valley).

Estimated. retail value: $8,782. Minimum bid: $6,000.

ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCES!

Meet Pissarro's People. Take a private tour of the Legion of Honor's special Impressionist exhibition with Jim Ganz, Curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Following your tour, enjoy a "French style" lunch in the Legion's café. The exhibition is on view from October 22, 2011 through January 22, 2012. Tour and lunch are for 10 guests. Special thanks to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the fabulous McCall's Catering for this generous donation.

Minimum bid: $2,000.

Dine with the Dean. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner with wine for eight with Dean Christopher Edley and Maria Echaveste at their gracious home in Berkeley. Catering provided by tal- ented chef Erin McKinney and Grace Street Catering, whose remarkable cuisine has been featured at events for the San Francisco Ballet, Symphony and Opera, the Chabot Space and Science Center, the UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, UC Berkeley, Pixar Studios and many more.

Minimum bid: $2,500.

Carmel Valley Ranch Experience. Enjoy a two-night stay for two at Carmel Valley Ranch, a "500 acre playground, a place to sneak away to tap into that elixir of life-play. All kinds of play, for all kinds of people." Package includes champagne and chocolate strawberries upon arrival, dinner for two, two 60-minute massages, golf for two (including cart), two tickets each to the Monterey Aquarium and the Monterey Museum of Art. Special thanks to John Pritzker, Joie de Vivre Hospitality and Geolo Capital for this generous donation.

Minimum bid: $2,500.

Spectacular Maui Getaway. Enjoy a magical week on the west side of Maui in this two-story, Polynesian-style house with wrap-around deck and large lawn approximately 10 minutes away from prime beaches. This kid-friendly house sleeps 8 to 10 and features four bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, wireless internet access, as well as the use of mountain bikes (various sizes), beach gear and an excellent hammock.

Minimum bid: $3,000.

Explore the Magic of Pixar. Enjoy a special tour of the studio for four guests (all ages), including an animation demo with the one of their animators, a special screening of some of Pixar's upcoming projects, rare voice talent/John Lasseter signed posters of Cars 2 and Pixar gift bags filled with DVDs, art books, a movie-themed Hawaiian shirt and Fossil watch and a selection of toys. Lunch in the Pixar café also is included.

Minimum bid: $2,000.

Watch the Bears Beat Utah in Comfort! On October 22, 2011, watch the Cal Bears take on the Utah Utes from the comfort of the Audi Legends Club at AT&T Park. You and nine guests (total 10 persons) will Join Dean Edley along with the deans of the engineering and business schools and their guests in this private setting, featuring glass doors and windows that open onto a spacious patio with panoramic views of the ball park. Includes full service catering.

Minimum bid: $2500.

Own a Piece of Boalt. Add your name to the law school's centennial roster by "purchasing" one of six Gingko trees located in the West Courtyard next to the Commons. Each tree will have a plaque recognizing the donor's contribution for 5 years.

Minimum bid per tree: $2500.


If you haven't registered yet for the Citation Award Dinner, there is still time. Just follow this link or RSVP to rsvp@law.berkeley.edu or 510.643.9277