The demand for Colgin wines, which Parker consistently rates between 96-100 points, is such that if you managed to get on the waiting list in 2003 you now have the opportunity to move up to the active list, which allows a purchase allocation of three or six bottles at a mere $250.00 per bottle for the Meritage/Bordeaux style Red or $150.00 for the Syrah.
KC's an actual wine connoisseur and judicious at that.
In the past, the wines from this winery.......from $60.00 ('93) to $200 .00 (more recent) have gone for $400.00 plus in the secondary market, although I've never really sold any.
And then he smiles at the thought of not having sold any Colgin and reminds me that we had a bottle at my place at one of the now defunct Annual Fourth of July Bashes a few years back, modestly pointing out that it drank well and got raves from fellow aficionado Rick H.
I'm mulling it over, but it is fearful indeed to contemplate spending the equivalent of a plane ride to Maui for a bottle of wine. Biggest fear? That TWC could never drink it or sell it. Not much of an investment strategy if you can't sell it off and take the profit. Not worth cellaring if you're too guilty to drink it in it's prime either. Neither of those places is where a Commonsewer should be.
tip of the glass to KC
"...and I sat on my front porch with my friend, and we talked for a very long time"-Easy Rawlins