I'm with you g-man- Give me an aged Bordeaux any day of the week over a Cali fruit bomb. It bothers me that too many Cali vintners put way too much effort into creating the next big thing such that the wine they bottle isn't even close to the amount they charge. Just read the label on Tusk wines. Tusk's website is all about promoting their "Luxury" brand status.
just got my annual "No wine for you" email from SQN. Not sure if I'd buy it even if offered because I just don't love it enough for the money, but might buy it from an investment standpoint.