David M. Bueker wrote:I think I am just getting more focused on relative value. This is a fine enough Pinot, but it does not convey value at $45.
But David, this presupposes that Pinot Noir from all regions fills the same niche in your consumption. Are there qualities (as opposed to the absolute Quality) to the Rhys that you wouldn't find in the Côte d'Or? I know that I continue to buy selected CA Pinots for their more fruit-forward qualities, which make them more suitable for pairing with certain foods that we prepare. So, perhaps the calculus should be whether the Rhys provides a better value than comparable CA Pinots (Anthill Farms, Arcadian, Copain, Littorai, Wind Gap, Arnot-Roberts)?