Originally Posted by Johnny_5
This whole Cali wine business is getting ridiculous ($175 lol). How much did you score your Sassicaia for Gome? I'm seeing it online for about $150 and it got 97 points. Don't get me wrong, I love a good Napa cab as much as the next guy but why would I shell out my money for a good to average cab when $60/bottle can get me a few bottles of some fantastic Big B's for the price of one cab?
I paid $180. It was worth the higher price to avoid shipping from across the country in winter and Wine Library sold out at $150. And even then, there is a premium to be paid for Sassicaia. I think it's a little overpriced, but it has incredible brand equity, consistently fantastic aging potential, a historic past, and I think it's worth that premium.
they're incredibly different styles of wine, but $75 can score you some awesome Barolos, Barbarescos, Super Tuscans, Rhones, and Bordeaux. And for all of this "limited production" speak, the entire yearly production of Barolo and Barbaresco combined are about equal to that of a medium sized California producer.