At the start of the new year, we are always treated to a number of uninspiring Vintages releases. Eventually that changes and we start complaining about the impact on our credit cards. Well, mark March 16 down in your calendars as the day the tide turned. Here are some of the wines slated for release that day:
2010 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay
2009 Château La Tour Blanche
2009 Calera De Villiers Vineyard Pinot Noir
2009 Calera Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir
2006 Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Shafer Relentless
2008 Paolo Conterno Riva Del Bric Barolo (entry-level wine from Ginestra fruit)
2008 Antinori Guado Al Tasso
2008 Michele Castellani I Castei Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico
Any idea on prices? Need to figure out how big of a hole in my wallet we are talking about.
FWIW, there are still some '05's floating around.
Guado Al Tasso is $100!?!
Thought it's always been around $80-90. Just drank a bottle of 04 last weekend.
I've been a buyer of Guado since the '98 vintage but at $100, there are many many more options. I'm sadly going to pass. ( if I can)
How was the 04? Still have a couple and remember it being very good 3 years ago.
Anybody going to the Cali tasting (Mar 21) to taste some of these before shelling out the cash to buy?
True to form, the LCBO releases the wines, then holds the tasting a few days later.
Might as well go to the tasting bar at QQ - you're likely to get a taste sooner there.
At least it's within the return window, but typical LCBO nonsense.
Show me a good loser, I'll show you a loser - Vince Lombardi.
i'm going, but mostly to be obnoxious.
probably wear khakis and a blue shirt.
I thought you'd be in a Kenora dinner Jacket and cut off blue jeans
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
You might have a good point there OTW. Maybe Darcy could give us a head's up.
that WAS you in Thornbury last weekend eh!
No steelhead yet...
i dunno - pretty sure i saw some at the foodland on 26...
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