If you’re still not sure New York is making great wines, try this generous contribution from Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards. It’s a case of the most recent vintage of their signature wine, Homestead Reserve Riesling. Retail value is $216.00.
“From a family-owned winery overlooking Seneca Lake, this nervy Riesling has a live current running through it such that the delicate aromas-apple blossom, green herb, a hint of peach-practically burst from the glass. Driven by racy mineral acidity and the purity of its white peach fruit, it’s graceful, lifted and full flavored.” – 93 points. Wine & Spirits Magazine.
You read that right, everybody. This is a Riesling from New York with a 93-point rating from a nationally recognized publication, with a retail price of less than $20 a bottle.
Hazlitt 1852 will ship to the auction winner in Alabama, Alaska (Fairbanks, Anchorage, Juneau areas only), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Opening bid is $130.00. 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.]
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