The 4 Wines of 2013

Look forward to these wines trending big time in the new year


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California Cab Cont'd

Ok that is a slight overstatement. Many of these wines have seen their prices increase markedly over the past two or three years, but they are still cheap, and I don’t think they’re likely to stay that way. Consider the following, all purchased by me this past year. For the heck of it I’ve included recent examples of each wine for comparison. Then you tell me something is not out of whack.

1996 La Jota Anniversary Cabernet $70  2008 is $90
1993 Elyse Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet $35 2007 is $60
1991 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet $90 2008 is $105
1985 Caymus Napa Cabernet $65 2007 is $80
1983 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet $60 2007 is $90
1978 Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet $40 2009 is $45

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  • Re: Riojas. I've had many crianzas and reserves in the past decade and don't think the reserves scale proportionately tastewise vs price. In fact, I think some of the $ 13-18 formers are better than their $ 35-40 latters.

    Jan 04, 2013 at 1:41 AM

  • Snooth User: Juancar
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    Well I know very well the Riojas,and some like the Monte Real from Bodegas Riojanas don't have price,are wines excepcionals in all their dimension,when you can drink a wine with 15 years and don't feel that years in your palate this is a fantastic experience from wines that everybody like.

    Mar 05, 2013 at 8:20 PM

  • Snooth User: mark holys
    1176343 36

    Some of the best wine perspective and plain journalistic truth that I have read in some time. Of course, agreement does cloud objectivity, but as a wine professional in the restaurtant industry where revenue driven employers demand meeting 'the bottom line', I too have been relegated to schmuck status in the discharge of my responsibility to my client community in quality and value in my recommendations. I am impressed with Mr. Dal Piag's acuity and the depth of his global view. I pride myself in same and invite discussion regarding this topical theme.
    Mark-Steven Holys.,...LinkedIn

    Mar 08, 2013 at 9:09 PM

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