AUCTION: Biggio Hamina - 6-Pack of Pinot Noir for David Strange

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AUCTION: Biggio Hamina - 6-Pack of Pinot Noir for David Strange

#1 Post by brigcampbell » January 20th, 2020, 7:03 am

Donor: Todd @ Biggio Hamina
Value: $420
MinBidIncr: $10
Auction Closes: 8pm PT
Shipping: FREE domestic shipping

Ok, our beloved Davy Strange needs some surgery for carpal tunnel. I will do an auction of 2012 and 2017 Caroline and cover domestic shipping for the winner. This way he can keep Elitist Review up and running, his writing is simply fantastic and we cannot let it disappear. So, we help. It's what we do. The auction winner makes a donation straight to David. Here's his Paypal information:

This is six bottles @ 750ml - three of each vintage.
  • Three bottles of 2012 Biggio Hamina Caroline Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir 750ml
  • three bottles of 2017 Biggio Hamina Caroline Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir 750ml
Todd wrote:What's "Caroline"? It's a Pinot noir that I have made three times and the criteria are that it must be 100% whole cluster and drop dead gorgeous. Then I name it after my wife. Very simple.
Well, then. There you have it!

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#2 Post by David Strange » January 27th, 2020, 12:11 pm

Many thanks to Todd for organising this and thanks in advance to all of you who bid in it. I would dearly like to be able to type again, I'm terribly grateful that this is happening.

I didn't sleep at all last night so I will either be wide awake or fast asleep when this auction closes at 4am my time [rofl.gif]


I really appreciate everyone who takes part!

Cheers,
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#3 Post by Todd Hamina » January 27th, 2020, 12:18 pm

These two wines are gorgeous. Truly, and I'm not just making that up. I actually believe that my 2017 Caroline is the best wine that I have ever made. They are both 100% whole cluster with the 12 just now coming into its own. But don't take my word for it, buy and share them with friends and then you'll see too.
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#4 Post by larry schaffer » January 27th, 2020, 12:21 pm

$200 to start it off
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#5 Post by Alan L. » January 27th, 2020, 12:22 pm

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#6 Post by Adam G » January 27th, 2020, 12:26 pm

$240
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#7 Post by Todd Hamina » January 27th, 2020, 12:33 pm

Thanks!!
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#8 Post by amjohnstone » January 27th, 2020, 12:40 pm

$300.
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#9 Post by Todd Hamina » January 27th, 2020, 12:50 pm

This is what I'm talking about... the truth. Hilarious, spot on truth. Not some shit where everybody gets a participation trophy. http://elitistreview.com/2014/06/10/col ... gaby-2010/
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#10 Post by Todd Hamina » January 27th, 2020, 2:28 pm

Bump.
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#11 Post by todd d » January 27th, 2020, 2:49 pm

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#12 Post by Todd Hamina » January 27th, 2020, 3:04 pm

FYI this is a $630 value as the 2012's go for $90 each and the 2017's go for $120. Just sayin'.
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#13 Post by David Strange » January 27th, 2020, 3:11 pm

I don't have a review of the 10 or 17, but here's a review of the 12:
http://elitistreview.com/2016/04/19/big ... noir-2012/
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#14 Post by Todd Hamina » January 27th, 2020, 4:31 pm

Also, the 2017 Caroline is all from Holmes Gap vineyard in the new Van Duzer Corridor AVA.
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#15 Post by Scott Watkins » January 27th, 2020, 4:44 pm

Sadly i'm pretty much tapped out so I will just donate on his site. You da man Todd! Get well David love the elitistreview!
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#16 Post by Todd Hamina » January 27th, 2020, 4:50 pm

Thanks Scott, that is very kind of you.
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#17 Post by amjohnstone » January 27th, 2020, 5:43 pm

$400.
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#18 Post by Todd Hamina » January 27th, 2020, 6:09 pm

Looking good Andrew!
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#19 Post by Todd Hamina » January 27th, 2020, 7:15 pm

Come on people!!! This is the millionth man we are talking about!!! viewtopic.php?f=1&t=140292&p=2262975&hi ... e#p2262975
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#20 Post by Bill Mauger » January 27th, 2020, 7:52 pm

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#21 Post by amjohnstone » January 27th, 2020, 7:55 pm

$435.
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#22 Post by Bill Mauger » January 27th, 2020, 7:59 pm

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#23 Post by David Strange » January 27th, 2020, 9:25 pm

I have risen! It's 05:22 here but it's nice to see bids still coming. Todd's wine is bloody good, you know? It is worth far more than this!
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#24 Post by Todd Hamina » January 27th, 2020, 9:48 pm

Congratulations Bill!

I believe I have your shipping info, but will double check.

Davy, we did what we could! I certainly hope it helps.
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#25 Post by David Strange » January 27th, 2020, 9:53 pm

Thank you, Bill, you are very kind!

Huge thanks to you, Todd! I think Bill got a bargain for your brilliant Pinot, but it all helps fix my hand, which I (at least) think is brilliant!

Many thanks to everyone who bid.

I'm so pleased people were willing to help.

Anon,
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#26 Post by Bill Mauger » January 27th, 2020, 10:26 pm

Todd Hamina wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 9:48 pm
Congratulations Bill!

I believe I have your shipping info, but will double check.

Davy, we did what we could! I certainly hope it helps.
Todd totally psyched - I get to try two of your best ever efforts from two great vintages. I may need to order a 2010 mag tomorrow (if available) so i can have all three Caroline's to try! [wow.gif]

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#27 Post by Bill Mauger » January 27th, 2020, 10:29 pm

David Strange wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Thank you, Bill, you are very kind!

Huge thanks to you, Todd! I think Bill got a bargain for your brilliant Pinot, but it all helps fix my hand, which I (at least) think is brilliant!

Many thanks to everyone who bid.

I'm so pleased people were willing to help.

Anon,
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I have been a longtime lurker Davy and have always enjoyed prose! Here is to you writing witty and often soon! [berserker.gif]

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#28 Post by David Strange » January 27th, 2020, 10:33 pm

Bill Mauger wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 10:29 pm
David Strange wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Thank you, Bill, you are very kind!

Huge thanks to you, Todd! I think Bill got a bargain for your brilliant Pinot, but it all helps fix my hand, which I (at least) think is brilliant!

Many thanks to everyone who bid.

I'm so pleased people were willing to help.

Anon,
Davy.
I have been a longtime lurker Davy and have always enjoyed prose! Here is to you writing witty and often soon! [berserker.gif]

Bill
So good of you to help me get back to writing, Bill! The wineglass and keyboard call for me! Thanks, old bean. I hope you don't mind if I put your name up on Elitistreview, to thank you more publicly?

Huge thanks!
Davy.
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#29 Post by Bill Mauger » January 27th, 2020, 11:23 pm

David Strange wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 10:33 pm
Bill Mauger wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 10:29 pm
David Strange wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Thank you, Bill, you are very kind!

Huge thanks to you, Todd! I think Bill got a bargain for your brilliant Pinot, but it all helps fix my hand, which I (at least) think is brilliant!

Many thanks to everyone who bid.

I'm so pleased people were willing to help.

Anon,
Davy.
I have been a longtime lurker Davy and have always enjoyed prose! Here is to you writing witty and often soon! [berserker.gif]

Bill
So good of you to help me get back to writing, Bill! The wineglass and keyboard call for me! Thanks, old bean. I hope you don't mind if I put your name up on Elitistreview, to thank you more publicly?

Huge thanks!
Davy.
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Davy good luck this week. I have sent the payment per your instructions in PM! Hell yeah i'll take any publicity that is ever so slightly positive [wow.gif]

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#30 Post by David Strange » January 27th, 2020, 11:26 pm

It'll be very positive, Bill, worry not!

Cheers,
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