Pairings From the Heart of the Wine Committee

Pairings from the Heart lots like this one are sprinkled throughout the Auction catalog. These donations are made in honor of loved ones fighting cancer or in memory of loved ones who were lost to cancer. This collection was lovingly donated by our Wine Committee members.

Beaux Frères The Belles Soeurs Pinot Noir 2018

  • In honor and with love to our NWA Frères and Soeurs currently undergoing cancer treatment. ~Loren Chumley


Domaine de la Côte ‘Bloom’s Field’ 2021

  • In memory of Barclay Kamb, beloved father, husband, and friend who we lost too early to pancreatic cancer in 2023. He is remembered as a brilliant life science attorney, seasoned wine taster, and amateur winemaker. ~Brandon Jang


Domaine Nicolas Jay Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

  • In honor of my mother, Joyce Sabis, who is in remission from multiple myeloma. Her cancer may be gone, but chemotherapy has taken its toll. Here is to hoping that she is able to regain her former strength and vitality. ~Chris Sabis


Dow Vintage Porto 2000

  • In memory of my dear old friend Bill Horton, who lost his battle with cancer in 2023 and was taken from us far too soon. Bill was a friend, a mentor, and a fellow lover of food and wine; he especially loved all things British, which surely included a fine glass of well aged vintage Port and a wedge of Stilton after dinner. ~Marc Goldstone


Gaja Sperss Barolo 2013

  • In honor of Tony Meluch, a long time supporter of the Nashville Wine Auction. He and his wife Faye first brought my wife Noelle and me to l’Eté du Vin many years ago, and Italian wines are his favorite. This is a great wine from a great producer, dedicated to a great man, mentor and, above all, friend. ~Jay Erter


Marchesi Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT 2010

  • In honor of my father, Edward Joseph Moresco Sr., who passed away from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2010. My father was diagnosed with cancer in 1983. Over the next 27 years, he endured a constant struggle with the disease but was always able to keep his sense of humor and a positive outlook on life. It has been 14 years since his death, but his presence is still felt in our family today. ~Scott Moresco


Merry Edwards Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2021

  • In honor of my dad, Fred Steen, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago. This wine reminds me of him: smooth and fun, but also lively and a bit tart. ~Lee Ann Steen


Qupe Bien Nacido Vineyard X Block Syrah 2011 (1.5L)

  • In memory of my father who I lost in 2019 to esophageal cancer. John Alex Pachey loved Nashville and classic country music! ~Todd Pachey


Reynvaan Family Vineyards In The Rocks Vineyard Viognier 2019

  • In honor of my aunt who passed away this past spring from colon cancer, which she had battled for several years. The last time we were able to travel together was to Walla Walla. We had our best tasting with Matt Reynvaan at his vineyard, and Joyce’s favorite wine that day was this Viognier. ~Carrie Kitko


Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

  • This bottle is dedicated to the life and times of Dr. Charlie McKay, one of the founders of Tennessee Oncology. He was a great physician, leader, mentor, and friend. He was a true wine expert that showed me how to respect what’s in the glass. In a bitter irony, he died of brain cancer well before he should have. I miss him greatly.  ~Mark Peacock


Sinegal Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

  • In memory of my parents Don and Alice who struggled with cancer. They’re gone now, but they would have loved this wine. ~Lynne Teckman


Taylor Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak 2021

  • In honor of my wife Eleanor and her daily fight against cancer as a doctor working for Tennessee Oncology. ~Eric Osborne


Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscano IGT 2018

  • In honor of my husband, Bob, who is currently fighting lung cancer. He enjoys a bottle of Italian wine, and this is one of his favorites. ~Melanie Cansler


Donated by Melanie Cansler,  Loren Chumley, Jay Erter, Marc Goldstone, Brandon Jang, Carrie Kitko, Scott Moresco, Eric Osborne, Todd Pachey, Mark Peacock, Chris Sabis, Lee Ann Steen, Lynne Teckman