Holding age worthy wines until they are at the perfect drinking time can be an arduous task. I personally have a hard time with it and can sometimes make it 9-10 years with a wine, but it has to be really special for me to wait than long. So what is really nice is when our reps bring us high quality wines that already have a few years on them that they've dropped the price a bit to move them and bring in the next vintage. It's good for me, and I make it good for you as well by keeping the prices down.
Such is the case for 2 California wines we have in the store right now. Both are selling for almost half the price that you find them on line and offer exceptional quality for the money. But grab them while you can, 'cause these wines are "singing" now and when the next vintage comes in, the prices will be back to normal and they probably won't be drinking as well as these are yet!
2006 St. Supery Virtu - California Meritage blend of 52% Sauvignon Blanc, 48% Semillon. This winery has a pretty stellar lineup and I tend to like everything they produce. This wine is meant for aging with its refined rich luscious style with aromas of nectarines, peach and ripe cantaloupe. On the palate, the mouthwatering flavors of peaches and nectarines are completely filled out with a subtle mineral quality. Elegant and juicy at the same time, everyone who has tried it has fallen in love. And at $14.99 a bottle, what have you got to lose???
2004 Nicholson Ranch Estate Syrah -Syrahs can be monsters when they are young, needing a lot of time to soften and integrate all of those complex flavors. This wine is drinking absolutely beautifully right now with tobacco, leather and dark fruit on the nose. Spices and velvety dark fruit fill the palate which leads to a brambly, earthy finish. Well balanced and delicous, $19.99