Wine for Haiti Lot 1 – Cornerstone Cellars 6.0L SOLD Palate Press January 13, 2010 FCG, Wine Spotlight 7 Comments Cornerstone Cellars has generously, incredibly generously, contributed an etched 6.0L bottle of their wonderful 2003 Cornerstone Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Retail value is $1,000.00. This is a single bottle auction lot. 6.0L etched bottle From Cornerstone: This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Ink Grade Vineyard. The imprint of Howell Mountain clearly identifies this wine: intense fruit tempered with savory herbal notes, rich tannins, good acid for aging, and many layers of complexity. Fresh raspberries lead in the nose followed by mocha/chocolate, a subtle nuance of pine needles, mint and herb tea, with an undercurrent of vanilla rounding out the aromas. The entry starts big and blooms with a very rich and full mid-palate. The finish is strong cocoa and caramel with a little more “grip” than the Napa Valley bottling. This wine was aged for 22 months in small oak barrels, primarily French, and about 80% new. Opening bid is $500.00. Minimum bid increment $10.00. [How it works- Each auction lot will get its own post. As soon as it gets its own post, the auction is live. Once a bit of time has passed, and people really know about Wine for Haiti, lots will go live AND HOT. Once hot, each lot is on a 24-hour cycle, ending at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. If a lot goes a full 24 hours, from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., without a new bid, the last bid in the comments wins. If we get into a bidding war, with the same people going back and forth, one day at a time, we will post something in the comments of that Auction Lot and schedule a time to bid to the death, at a time mutually agreeable to everybody involved.] For more auction Wine for Haiti auction items, please see the Wine for Haiti Auction Catalogue. Pingback: Tweets that mention Wine for Haiti Lot 1 : PALATE PRESS -- Topsy.com() http://www.palatepress.com David Honig $500.00 Reynaldo Rodriguez Gracias, a todas las bodegas que puedan domar un botella para la subasta,invito a mis amigos mexicanos que se unan ala causa. Jim Salvito I’ll bid $600. http://www.palatepress.com David Honig $625. I wanted this one since Craig offered it. pbrcpa Hate to rain on your Parade David but I’ll go $720 Patrick http://palatepress.com David Honig LOT CLOSED. SOLD.