SOLD!! Wine for Haiti Lot 3 – Twisted Oak Vertical HOT LOT Palate Press January 13, 2010 Extra Features, FCG, Wine Spotlight 12 Comments This auction lot is HOT. It will close after 24 hours without a new bid. The amazing, and twisted, people at Twisted Oak will donate a full vertical of every vintage produced of our Calaveras County “The Spaniard” (blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha): 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (no 2003 was made) – plus a rubber chicken to round out the six pack Retail value $250. Jeff Stai, from Twisted Oak, also offered, “I’ll pay for the shipping from the winery to the highest bidder. My legal states are CA, NV, AZ, CO, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IA, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NM, NY, NC, OH, OR, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, and WY.” Lot 3 – Twisted Oak 2004 “The Spaniard”- “This red wine opens up with a very pleasant mild earthy bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is packed with flavor, has good acidity, and is quite tasty. The finish is pretty long and dry. This wine is calling out for some Memphis styled barbecue ribs. Enjoy.” 90 points. Ken’s Wine Guide. 2005 “The Spaniard”- Our favorite of the lot was a monster blended red from Twisted Oak Winery in Calaveras County, California. We sampled “The Spaniard” named in honor of Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride and oh, sweet Jeebus, was it amazing! This bold blend of tempranillo, grenache and graciano is aged in new French, new American and two-year-old French oak. Since two of these grapes – tempranillo and grenache – are noted for their ability to take oaking well (they’re also great blending grapes) you’ll be picking up rich, warm spice from the moment this wine is decanted. The graciano adds balance and a dark fruit to the mix, with a medium tannic quality on the finish. – chicagoist 2006 “The Spaniard” – “Big, big wine but balanced. Like drinking silk velvet. Very nicely made, with great depth and concentration in the mid-palate. A bit hot in the aromas, but suspect it would blow off quickly. New release. Tiny bits of roasted coffee in the aromas and flavors.” – Cellar Tracker average score 90.5. 2007 “The Spaniard”- 102.02 Flying Squirrel Heart. Dirty South Wine Reviews. Opening bid is $125. Minimum bid is $10. [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 3 : PALATE PRESS -- Topsy.com() GourmetRambler Bidding $125 http://www.jasonswineblog.com jason $135, always wanted the rubber chicken… GourmetRambler I can let you have the rubber chicken, Jason, I have one already. But I want the Spaniards. $145. http://www.jasonswineblog.com jason I can see you didn’t buy me chicken line…I want the Spaniards as well. $155 GourmetRambler $165, and now I am keeping the chicken!!! http://www.catalystwinegroup.com janet majors Not so fast Gourmet Rambler….I have that rubber chicken in my sites! I offered to pay the full $250 retail lot value last night. Folks, this is for a good cause. Can we move straight to $250 or do I need to bid $175? http://palatepress.com David Honig You can move straight to $250. $10 is the Minimum Bid. http://www.catalystwinegroup.com janet majors Then I move the bid amount to $250. http://sharronlamb.com Sharron Lamb A.K.A Little Miss Red Oh no you didn’t, Janet! Sneaking up on me like that! They don’t call you the Velvet Hammer for nothing! Unfortunately for you, I am a spoiled rotten Southern Girl who gets want she wants…and I want than CHICKEN!! I bid 300.00….so take that!!! http://www.catalystwinegroup.com janet majors Going to have to work a little bit harder that Little Miss Red… I bid $350! http://www.palatepress.com David Honig LOT CLOSED. SOLD.