Wine for Haiti Lot 14 – 1.5L 2005 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard SOLD Palate Press January 18, 2010 Extra Features, FCG, Wine Spotlight 10 Comments Bart and Daphne Araujo, of Araujo Estate Wines, are very generous with their contribution of a 1.5L bottle of 2005 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard. Retail value is $600.00. Lot 14 – Araujo Cabernet (photo is a different vintage) “Wonderful floral lift to the expressive aromas of black currant, black raspberry, tobacco, graphite and nutty oak. Dense, thick and sweet but with perfectly integrated acidity framing the deep flavors of currant, tobacco, mocha and earth. Finishes broad, dusty and very long, with the tannins thoroughly buffered by the wine’s mid-palate fruit. This boasts real density of extract without any undue heaviness and offers the balance and backbone for a long and positive evolution in bottle. Very long on personality.” – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, 95+ Robert Parker: 98+ pts Grape Source 91% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot 2% Merlot Eisele Vineyard, Napa Valley Production & Technical Data Alcohol: 14.8% Total Acid: 0.56 g/100ml pH: 3.84 Production: 2600 cases Release Date: October 1, 2008 Opening bid is $300.00. Minimum bid increment $25.00. [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. Every item will got "hot" if bidding reaches retail value. 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. http://www.jasonswineblog.com jason I’ll open the bidding at $300 david $325 pbrcpa $400 hugh $450 Jim $500 Jim This still live? http://www.palatepress.com David Honig Yes, it’s still live. We just made it hot last night, and you’re in within 24 hours of that announcement. Your bid re-starts the clock. Good luck. Jim Thanks! Great cause and effort, glad I found the site through Berzerkers! Jim I have won? http://www.palatepress.com David Honig LOT CLOSED. SOLD.