For the Love of “Bobcat” and White Burgundy

This exceptional collection of White Burgundy – mostly in magnum – was donated in memory of Dr. Robert “Bobcat” Wilson Crosthwait Jr. of Waco, TX.

Dr. Crosthwait was the first cardiovascular surgeon in central Texas, and he saved many lives. Lung Cancer took him from his family at far too young an age in 2005. He was the father of event Co-Chair, Nancy Allen, and this special wine lot is made possible by donations from Dr. Crosthwait’s loving daughters, nephew, cousins, and their families.


A third-generation surgeon who loved his work, Dr. Crosthwait was a leader in healthcare, a faithful servant to his community, and dearly loved by his family. Nancy explains the origin of the moniker, Bobcat:


Like most southern men who are juniors or thirds in a small town, my dad was called by a nickname so as not to confuse father and son. He was called “Bobby” (short for Robert) which his Aunt Lu lovingly turned into “Bobcat.” The Bobcat is a commonly known Texas wildcat and in Waco, and my father was known for his sense of humor and willingness to participate in wild pranks, so the nickname stuck. The name was joyfully adopted by his grandchildren and pretty soon, everyone in my dad’s life called him Bobcat.


We are delighted that the family has chosen to honor the memory of Bobcat with this stunning collection of the finest Chardonnay.


As the world’s most planted white grape there’s a real chance for Chardonnay to (sometimes) be done incorrectly. However, in Burgundy, with its combination of climate, land, and winemaking tradition, the odds for success are much more serendipitous. Is there magic involved? Perhaps. All we know is that the AOCs of Burgundy produce a wine that cannot be precisely replicated anywhere else — an elixir with the power to enthrall, again and again.


Don’t miss out on these top White Burgundy producers. With big bottles from Raveneau, Dauvissat, Bonneau du Martray, Remoissenet, and more, this is a fitting tribute to a fine father and physician. Raise your paddle for the love of White Burgundy and Bobcat!


This wine lot includes:


  • Coche-Dury Meursault 2009 (1.5L)
  • Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Les Grandes Ruchottes Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2016 (1.5L)
  • Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2009 (1.5L)
  • Domaine des Comtes Lafon Les Porusots Meursault Premier Cru 2017 (1.5L)
  • Domaine François Raveneau Petit Chablis 2014 (1.5L)
  • Domaine François Raveneau Petit Chablis 2020 (2 bottles)
  • Louis Jadot Montrachet Grand Cru 2015 (2 bottles)
  • Remoissenet Père & Fils Montrachet Grand Cru 2012 (1.5L)
  • Remoissenet Père & Fils Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2018 (1.5L)
  • Vincent Dauvissat-Camus Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru 2015 (1.5L)


Donated by Roberta Crosthwait Williamson, Bill & Judy Bauer, Gay (Crosthwait) & Carl Grunfeld, Edna (Crosthwait) & Mark Cannata, Nancy (Crosthwait) Allen & Marc Goldstone, Kenneth & Debbie Bennett, Olivia Danforth & Meghan Zolnay, Evie Danforth Scott & Mitchell Scott, Will Danforth & Ally Glass Katz, Margaret & Grant Grotte, Catherine & George Stevenson, John Cannata & Molly Martindale, Carol Allen, David Allen Jr