Tuesday, November 11, 2014

PA doesn't deserve the best (or maybe the PLCB doesn't know what good is). Part 2

The Wine Spectator Top 10 list started to come out the other day, and this is another place where the people of PA can see in so many ways that they are not treated as most other citizens are when it comes to having the best available.

Numbers 7 and 8 were released on Tuesday, 11/11:

#7 - Clos des Papes Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape 2012, 6,000 cases. Not available in PA

#8 - Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills 2012, 1,226 cases. Not available in PA

Compared to some limited editions, bottlings of six thousand cases is a lot of product. So where were those 'world class' apron-wearing cube rat selectors the PLCB has in Harrisburg when the advances on these wines came out? I'm guessing not reading the Wine Spectator, even though they get free copies. I can almost forgive them for not having the Brewer-Clifton but with the (ahem) world class non-certified buyers and the supposed buying power of the state almost doesn't cut it.

Four in a row not available in PA, let's see how they do in Part 3 when wines #5 and 6 are released on Wednesday. Any bets?

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