quote:Originally posted by Golf&Pinot Nut:quote:Originally posted by latour67:
I find this issue of abhorrent pricing from a debut winery, who's wine has never been professionally reviewed by WS or WA, rather presumptuous! Furthermore, even the best known wines in the World, for centuries no less, the Bordeaux First Growths, have been surpassed in their pricing arrogance by this American upstart!
I think this is a pretty closed-minded approach. Its not like Mark Herold isn't proven - look at your own list of wines that he's made.
And in my mind, your objections are on-par with suggesting that Lebron James shouldn't have been signed to a multi-million dollar deal before he proved himself in collge or the NBA or saying that Nike was crazy to sign up Tiger Woods before he won a tournament on the PGA. Sure - you can shoot for the big-time and fail, but sometimes you score.
Good Grief GPN, I'm on the mailing list of three of those Herold wines and realize the quality wines that Herold is capable of producing. Once again, it is not Herold's ability for producing quality wines in question, it is the audacity of the debut price of $175 for a new wine which hasn't even been reviewed. I am currently buying three of Mark Herold's wines and none of those wines even approach $175. I doubt Ardore will be significant superior to any of his other productions, but that $175 price tag surely surpasses anything he has ever produced.