That's a good idea. I definitely want to buy some that have aging potential, perhaps even some that might turn into good investments. Is it common that a bottle of wine increases in value over time or is it rare and you have to buy specific brands? What would I look for if I wanted to buy some "investment grade" wine? I know the cork has to be really high quality so it lasts, but how can you tell?They carry a huge assortment so buy what you like to drink! Mix it up with some early drinkers as well as some that need to lay down for a few years. I am gussying you swapped CC points for this?
Thanks, I'll check out some WA and Paso Robles wines. I heard Willamette Valley in Oregon is up and coming for Pinot Noir too. It would be cool to buy some wines from up and coming areas like this.You'll get more bang for your buck from WA State. I see your IP is close to Napa. Good wine but overpriced IMHO. Look at the scores provided on the website as well as the drinking windows. I like the wines from Paso Robles as they offer good value and great wines at 50% off Napa prices. I just got a coupon in the mail from wine dot com for $100 off a $300 order so they are trying hard to pull an order out of my wallet. Might just jump on it.
Agree with Mike, that Willamette is not up and coming, it has arrived. As Mike says, it is very different than Cali; to be more specific, it is much more in the style of Burgundy.Thanks, I'll check out some WA and Paso Robles wines. I heard Willamette Valley in Oregon is up and coming for Pinot Noir too. It would be cool to buy some wines from up and coming areas like this.
I've had that Daou Cab a handful of times and really enjoyed it. Retails for $21.99 at my Wegman's.Here's a few ringers. These won't wipe out your gift card in one shot and some of these will lay down easily for 10 years with good storage conditions.
Mark Ryan The Dissident 2018 from Columbia Valley, Washington - Great care is taken in the cellar to handle the must gently; it is never pumped and is gently punched down twice a day. The wine is lightly pressed to barrel wh...www.wine.com
Spring Valley Uriah 2014 from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington - A blend focused on elegance and finesse. Herbal nose with hints of cassis and cherry. Lightly spiced, the texture is rich with velvety tannins and an ultra-long...www.wine.com
Sparkman Holler Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 from Columbia Valley, Washington - We’re not sure how to fully and accurately describe this wine. Really. Stunning is a word that might work. It’s degree of texture and personality are something ...www.wine.com
DAOU Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California - The 2018 vintage shows characteristics that are rich and sophisticated on the nose with currant, black cherry, cedar and eucalyptus, and displays undertones of ...www.wine.com
Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel 2018 from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California - Dark garnet-red color. Aromas of ripe plum and cherry fruits, sweet oak, and complex gravel earth. Enters with sweet bramble fruit, rich tannins, toasted oak, a...www.wine.com
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California - With attractive aromas of black fruit and spice, this smooth, ready-to-drink Cabernet Sauvignon is made with the same care as the highest quality, traditionally...www.wine.com
DAOU Vineyards Pessimist Red Blend 2018 from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California - The 2018 Pessimist is inky and dark aubergine in color. A powerhouse vintage with a plethora fruit showcasing blueberry, boysenberry, plum and strawberry. Smoky...www.wine.com
Tablas Creek Grenache 2018 from Adelaida District, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California - The 2018 Grenache is a pretty medium red, with a powerful nose of cherry jam, black pepper, rare steak and minty spice. The mouth shows sweet black cherry fruit...www.wine.com
Everyday drinkers that are 5 Star QPR:
J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California - Seven Oaks' offers velvety richness and supple tannins. Dense and soft, this wine boasts ripe flavors of black currant and cherry, enhanced by a bouquet of vani...www.wine.com
Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington - This bold Cabernet opens with flavors of black cherries and blackberries with a touch of currants and vanilla, complemented by earth and mineral notes. Deep ber...www.wine.com
Columbia Crest H3 Red Blend 2018 from Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington - This red blend is focused and generous, open textured and inviting, offering cherry, currant, red plum, and raspberry jam flavors. Recommended food pairings inc...www.wine.com