Wine for Haiti Lot 53 – Paumanock Vineyards Merlot Grand Vintage 2002 & MORE SOLD Palate Press January 18, 2010 Extra Features, FCG, Wine Spotlight 7 Comments Paumanok Vineyards, from the North Fork of Long Island, generously contributed a magnum of their 2002 Merlot Grand Vintage, retail value $75.00. Well, now it’s $150.00, and a bargain at that. Read below for details. Lot 53 - Paumanock Merlot “…follows the savory, earthy, fungal, meaty theme of the “white label” version. Indeed, the presence of star anise and exotic spices in the nose only emphasizes this Bordeaux blend’s Burgundian kinship. On the palate, this is plush and creamy, with a wealth of fruit but not of such obvious berry and pit fruit character. A long, savory finish preserves a wealth of canal, spice, and fungal flavors.” Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 89 – June 30, 2006 This just in from Charles Massoud: Actually the donation is for a Magnum of Paumanok Grand Vintage Merlot 2004 which was rated 90-92 by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Since this was posted, however, we will add the 2002 Grand Vintage if the bidding exceeds $150. Charles Massoud What more motivation could you ask for. Thank you Charles, you and everybody at Paumanock. Opening bid is $40.00. Minimum bid increment $5.00. [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.newyorkcorkreport.com Lenn Thompson I’ll kick off the bidding here with $40 http://www.paumanok.com Charles Massoud Actually the donation is for a Magnum of Paumanok Grand Vintage Merlot 2004 which was rated 90-92 by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Since this was posted, however, we will add the 2002 Grand Vintage if the bidding exceeds $150. Charles Massoud http://winecase.ca Remy Can the wine be picked up in Long Island? If so, I know I’ll be heading back there in the near future, and I’d love to bid. Otherwise, shipping to Canada makes this prohibitive for everyone. http://www.paumanok.com Charles Massoud Remy, Of course it can be picked up on Long Island, and if you are the winner for both bottles then I will treat you to a tasting of some special wines. Charles http://winecase.ca Remy Since that is resolved, and since two bottles are better than one, I’m happy to bid 150$. http://www.newyorkcorkreport.com Lenn Thompson I’ll go $155 http://www.palatepress.com David Honig LOT CLOSED. SOLD.