Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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

The Wine Spectator Top 10 list started to come out yesterday, 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 9 and 10 were released on Monday, 11/10:

#9 - Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Don Melchor 2010, 10,100 cases. Not available in PA

#10 - Château Léoville Las Cases St.-Julien 2011, 8,330 cases. Not available in PA

Compared to some limited editions, bottlings of eight and ten 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.

Let's see how they do in Part 2 when wines #7 and 8 are released on Tuesday. Any bets?

1 comment:

Larry Mizell said...

Not sure if all PLCB stores do, but this one sells copies of Wine Spectator: https://foursquare.com/v/pa-wine--spirits/4b0d8712f964a520424a23e3

Of course though Total Wine in border states has an exclusive wine line with the Wine Spectator name on it, which the PLCB never will.