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Hi all ... long time no see.

I got 2 daughters born in 2013 and 2016. I was thinking that it would be great to have good wine their birth year that we can pop when they turn 18 (small sip :-) ), 21, etc.

I am definitely not worried about the 2016 vintage for my younger one as those I have a lot of. To name a few;
2016 Château Talbot
2016 Le Marquis de Calon Ségur
2016 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino
2016 Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne
2016 Tenuta Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino
2016 Château La Fleur de Boüard

But my 2013 ... only 3 types of wine and all "non celebratory".
2013 is a tough vintage I think for most wines and I am only left with 2013 Brunello di Montalcino or 2013 Napa Valley Cab options?

Trying to be under $70 / bottle.

P.S. What are some wines you have for such occasions?

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@mimik ... yea, long time no see. I remember you. ;-)   hope you're doing well and stop having mixed feelings. Instead, help me find a under $100 Barolo or BdM or Napa wine.

In terms of Champagne... I don't really drink much Champagne to understand any difference to be honest, so would rather stick with types of wine we usually drink at dinner; Bordeaux, Napa, Burgundy, Chablis, Sancerre, Chianti, VnM, BnM, Rioja.

2013 might be a tough year on the surface, but maybe go with higher end producers.  What, with hyper vineyard management, improvements in vinification and extreme sorting, there are gems to be found I'm sure.  Probably run you more that $70/bottle, but you won't be thinking about that when its 2031 or 2034 and your popping one. 

Also, it seems with off-years in bdx, Sauternes come out strong.  The disease pressure put on the ripening grapes by poor/wet weather adds to the botrytis effect.  Also, kids usually don't like wine, so start 'em on the sweet stuff!

My kids are '09 & '11.  Almost all Italian with some Spanish.  I have many more '11s than '09s so I'll need to look into balancing that out.  I only have a few '04s (anniversary)  but am on the look out.  I've pretty much given up on '70, both my and my wife's birth year.  There are some drinkable wines still available as it was a decent vintage, but usually the juice just isn't worth the squeeze.

Cool topic.

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