Wine for Haiti Lot 24 – 2006 Signaterra Benziger Family Winery Three Blocks SOLD Palate Press January 18, 2010 Extra Features, FCG, Wine Spotlight 13 Comments The Benziger Family Winery broke out their very best for Wine for Haiti, from their Signaterra line, a magnum of the 2006 Benziger Three Blocks. Retail value $120.00. Lot 24 – Signaterra Benziger Three Blocks BEST OF CLASS in the prestigious 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. “The 2006 vintage is made up of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot. Rich aromas of dark chocolate and cigar give way to layered flavors of currant, plum and coffee. The wine has a firm mid-palate and round, soft tannins. Like the structure of a deep bass with the timelessness of a good melody.” Harvest Date September 26, 2006 Bottling Date June 24, 2008 Release Date April 1, 2009 pH 3.77 Total acid .57 Alcohol 14.5% Time in Oak 18 months Type of Oak100% French oak 35% new barrels Production 179 Barrels Opening bid is $50.00. 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. 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 $50 http://watertowerfinewines.com david i will go to $60 on the lot Tim $80 if it is still available http://www.benziger.com Benziger Family Winery Yep, it’s still available! Robette I bid $90. http://watertowerfinewines.com david I bid $100 Robette I’ve got $110 http://watertowerfinewines.com david I will go to 120 Jeff $130 http://watertowerfinewines.com david $140 Jeff $150 http://www.watertowerfinewines.com david $160.00 http://www.palatepress.com David Honig LOT CLOSED. SOLD.