In what may be one of the worst times in the US Economy the Napa Valley Vintners must think the economy is booming! Even if it was booming only a fool would pay the pricing they are charging. As one of the top experts in pricing on wine in the US I am appalled at the pricing of these wines.
Their Website: Napa Valley Vintners
Wine Berserkers Thread on this topic.
SORRY THE GREAT SALE IS DONE!!! DON’T WORRY AS I DOUBT THEY SOLD ANY OF THE EXAMPLES BELOW.
Average Cellar Tracker Price: $84
Wine Searcher: $74.99 Wine Library
My take: 2003 was not even a good vintage for California Cabernet. 2004 is far superior. 3 bottles at Wine Library or 1 from the Winery?
Cellar Tracker Average: $48
Wine Searcher: $49.99 Wine Cellar
My take: I like Montelena Chardonnay but at the normal price point there is better out there such as Anderson’s Conn Valley, Ridge, Charles Smith’s Sixto wines and Thomas Fogarty.
Wine Searcher: $89.99 Total Wine
My take: Actually one of the few wines not inflated!
Purchased the 2010 Napa Cabernet for less money. That is a lot for a Sauvignon Blanc.
Who knew? A Cabernet Franc for $100. Better hurry before it is sold out.
Just when you thought you knew a $95.00 bottle of US Malbec comes along. Can’t make this stuff up folks.
Cellar Tracker Average is $140
2002 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon Cave Collection $450.00 only!
My comment: $75 was full boat on this wine. Inflated pricing at Benchmark Wine Group at $144.00 but still well below half from the winery.
MY TAKE: THIS ONE DESERVES CAPS. WHAT A JOKE! I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER ONE OF THEIR WINES AGAIN. ANYONE BUYING THESE AT THAT PRICE HAS MORE MONEY THAN SENSE.
Average Cost: $53
My comment: Frog’s Leap is a good not great winery from California. Their current releases are priced right but $239 for a tired old wine is ridiculous.
My take: Zinfandel for over $100. NO!!! 85.7 average on Cellar Tracker
My take: One of the few that is not jacked up as online selling in similar monetary amounts. $60.00 average Cellar Tracker price.
Miner (Todd Hoffman must be the mine boss on this fool’s gold)
My take: $87 online. Average price $80. Miner is not really on any wine geeks radar. 90.7 average for $150 means you could get a case of the Mr. B with shipping for that.
My take: Double what it was when it came out. $124 elsewhere.
My take: What!!! $113 average price.
My take: 91 point wine for me. Get 2 bottles from my friends at Sunfish Cellar for $120 a bottle.
My take: One of the worst vintages ever! $115 average price.
As you can see this whole sale is a joke. I contact the website and they passed my displeasure on to the higher ups. This is just a joke and in bad form with the tough times we are going through. This is the time you have a sale and try and get new future customers when times get better.