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Just got an invite letter, and am wondering if it's worth 95.00 for the blue label, and 75 for the lillian syrah. Any help would be appreciated. Thx.


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Posts: 58 | Location: Chicago | Registered: Oct 26, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I always hesitate when their offer arrives.

I've had Lillian 3 or 4 times, both labels.

I think it's a good wine, but I think it's over-priced. Syrah is one of those varietals that you can find great values in. For $95, you could be drinking very, very good Northern Rhone, or some Cayuse on the secondary market, or Tablas Creek's Panoplie (almost 2 bottles of their Esprit). On the list, Alban Reva is ~$98 all-in, and Saxum is $89 and there are forum members offering to share their allocations.

I'd take practically any Cote-Rotie over this wine, especially at $95. And if French isn't your thing, I'd take any of the wines mentioned above, and probably a few others, before spending that kinda cash on Lillian.

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Agree with jorgerunfrombulls.

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Thanks guys. I have never experienced her wine, but at 3 bottle minimums x 2 at 500 total, I think I can find better value elsewhere. I'd be interested in any recommendations.

Jorge, yes French suits me just fine :-)
I'll jump all over some Cote-Rotie instead.


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I'll jump on the other side of that coin. I LOVE these. Really great Syrahs that have a lot of depth and concentration to them.

Ex assistant winemaker at SQN using the same grapes from the White Hawk Vineyard that older SQN Syrahs came from.

I notice a lot of similarities between these and SQN yet a little more "feminine" if I dare say.
 
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I only had the 2006, and it was only once. But if the 2006 is representative, then this wine is one of the worst Syrah values out there.

Other vintages might be better. I have no idea, and for $100, I would not be tempted to find out.


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