Originally Posted by Manton
I noticed that it tasted better than I expected it to. I had drunk the bottling I was expecting many times.
In any event, to this day I have never seen a bottle of this at retail. I know they sell it at the winery; I saw it there last year. It turns up on restaurant lists too, and I have learned how to spot it.
At Gramercy Tavern in New York ... after I ordered a $125 bottle of wine ... the waiter returned to say they were out of the bottle. He recommended "a similar" wine that he felt we would like. I agreed. Later I discovered his "similar" bottle was $600. I refused to pay more than 1.5x the price of the original bottle ... and the management sided with me.
Speaking of wine ... it's about time to dress and get to cocktails.