Lou 2018 Estate Zinfandel Blend
The famous "Lou" Gehrig was a first baseman who played 17 seasons in the MLB with the New York Yankees. Because he was a powerful and durable hitter, people called him The Iron Horse. In his farewell speech after being diagnosed with ALS, he said he considered himself the "Luckiest Man on Earth."
Lou passed 2 years after his diagnosis.
Like Lou, baseball is life in the Piscotty family. Gretchen, along with her husband Mike were the "coaches of the family dug out" where the love of the game produced 3 incredibly athletic sons. In 2017, Gretchen was diagnosed with ALS. After a brave & valiant battle, she passed in 2018 at the tender age of 55 surrounded by those she loved the most. In her honor, the Piscotty Family started ALS CURE Project whose mission is finding a cure for this disease so that no one else has to suffer.
Cheers to you Gretchen, a true MVP and to the extraordinary life you lived with love, joy, dignity and most of all Amazing Grace.
Campos Family Vineyards is honored to represent this Gold Medal 2018 Estate Zinfandel-Barbera Blend as part of our Give Back Series for the ALS CURE Project & The Lou Gehrig Society
Sip, savor swirl the dark berries & spicy fruit mid pallet. Rich in color and slightly tannic with a long chewy finish. Lou pairs well with grilled steak and America’s favorite pastime, Baseball!
Lou Gehrig™ is a trademark of the Rip van Winkle Foundation d/b/a The Lou Gehrig Society www.LouGehrig.com
Lou Gehrig, Determined Soul
Acrylic 28" x 28"
Portraits had been my focus for 15 years in my early days as an artist and my first major exhibition, which opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1982, focused on the faces of 25 well known Bay Area personalities. Maya Angelou, Herb Caen, Dianne Feinstein were just a few of the notable personalities I met and painted for the show.
Fast forward to 2020 and the pandemic which turned our world upside down. It was during this time that I began to create images that came from my core values and Soulful Voices, title of my upcoming book.
I could feel the needs of the world around me. I realized then that this new work had a greater purpose.
Over my 35 years in the Napa Valley I have supported many Non Profits in their branding effort with the usage of my artwork. It was time to Give Back and Pay it Forward.My first new Non Profit alignment in 2021 is ALS CURE Project. The MLB is dedicating June 2, 2021 as Lou Gehrig Day and the image I created titled "Lou Gehrig" is being Auctioned on both ALS Cure Project's site and Jessel Miller Website.
Campos Family Vineyards has graciously created a beautiful wine label with the Lou Gehrig image in support of this cause as well. They have generously added this to their new collection of wines that support non-profit organizations that are near and dear to their hearts.
"I believe the best use of my art is to touch the hearts of the souls who support these causes and build a global alliance uniting our diversities. Giving back and paying it forward go hand in hand. I feel it is my time to do both " says Jessel Miller.