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.]

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  • 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.