I’ve bought $100 bottles of wine and $10 bottles. Mostly the latter. But to some, $500 for 25.6 ounces of fermented grape juice and yeast is a price well worth paying. These are the “baseball card collectors” of wine who buy some to save, some to trade and some to sell.
According to an article, “Worth Its Weight In Gold?,” in today’s SF Chronicle, “$100 is a midrange price for a top-notch Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and with the price of Screaming Eagle Cabernet soaring to $500 with the October release of the 2003 vintage, expect others to follow along.”