Wine for Haiti Lot 4 – Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select 3.0L SOLD Palate Press January 18, 2010 Wine Life, Wine Spotlight 6 Comments Shafer Vineyards made a generous contribution of a 3.0 liter bottle of 2004 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select, retail value $1032.00. As Andy Dembsky, from Shafer, said to me when he told me about it, “A big need calls for a big bottle.” Thank you Andy, and thank you to everybody at Shafer. 3.0L 2004 Hillside Select “A much sexier, opulent, flamboyant style of wine with notes of black currant liqueur intermixed with toasty new oak, charcoal, smoke, barbecue spices, and oodles of fruit, this wine has fabulous richness in an exuberant, sexy style…” – Parker: 97 “Pure, rich, intense and vibrant, with tight, sharply focused, vivid black cherry, blackberry and black currant fruit that has a nice dusty, loamy edge and ends with a pleasant burst of ripe fruit flavors that are long and persistent.” – Wine Spectator: 94 “Roasted, liqueur-like nose displays the warmth of the vintage. Massive, broad and very ripe.” – Tanzer: 91-94 Opening bid is $500.00. Minimum bid increment $10.00. Shafer will ship free of charge to the winning bidder at an address in a state that we can legally ship to. That list includes: Alaska (wet counties only), California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. [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. Jeffrey Lewis I bid 750 dollars Jim Salvito I bid $1000. http://www.gcwines.net Craig I bid $1100 http://www.palatepress.com David Honig Shafer Hillside select is HOT. If it goes another 24 hours without a bid, Craig wins. http://www.palatepress.com David Honig LOT CLOSED. SOLD. http://elmyers-peres.blogspot.com/ ElMyers Peres The Haitian people has my condoloences. The recent earthquake was a tragedy.