Tonight had an 05 Betts & Scholl Grenache Chronique with a nice roasted leg of lamb. I think I want to make an actual serious statement about Robert Parker as I grow tired of dicking around with Petrus. Like wine merchants or negrociants, if you know his point of view, his rankings are very useful...particularly if you agree with his PoV. Yes, some people "chase points" and get caught up in this. The same could be said of people "chasing names," when in fact a certain vintage or bottling is sub-par but has the famous name a novice might fall for. While I agree folks might not put things in perspective, to say wine rankings do not have some merit/use is to miscast the situation through over simplification. Also, there can be little doubt a great RP score can drive the market on a bottle of wine. It's nice to score some bottles cheap to find them triple in price. Then you can decide whether or not to flip a few bottles and fund other purchases.