Wine for Haiti Lot 81 – Cleavage Creek Trio SOLD Palate Press January 18, 2010 Extra Features, FCG, Wine Spotlight 2 Comments The always-generous folks over at Cleavage Creek Cellars sent three different bottles of wine for our action, their 2005 Tracy Hills Cabernet Syrah, 2007 tray Hills Merlot-Shiraz, and 2009 Tracy Hills Reserve Chardonay, total retail value $54.00. Lot 81 – Cleavage Creek 2008 Tracy Hills Reserve Chardonnay “Subtle fragrances of white flowers and clover honey fill the nose as casaba melon. coconut, roasted nuts and mandarin oranges delight the palate. Barrel fermented and aged for eight months in new French oak.” Only 225 Cases Made. 2007 Tracy Hills Merlot-Shiraz “Our 2007 Tracy Hills Merlot Shiraz is a lovely combination, characterized by raspberry and blackberry flavors with shiny garnet hues aged in neutral oak for a velvety long finish. 67% Syrah, 33% Merlot.” Only 230 Cases Made. 2005 Tray Hills Cabernet Syrah “Our Cabernet-Syrah blend creates an amazing marriage of bold and luscious fruit with subtle notes of dark chocolate, sandalwood and anise. Aged for 22 months in American and French oak barrels, this wine is full bodied and silky with a velvet finish. Enjoy with good friends and hearty fare.” Only 200 Cases Made. Opening bid is $25.00. 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 lot has been up for seven days it will go “hot.” Every item will got “hot” if bidding reaches retail value. Once hot, each lot is on a 24-hour cycle. 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. February 15, 2010. http://toledowinesandvines.blogspot.com Dave N, $25 http://www.palatepress.com David Honig LOT CLOSED. SOLD.