Ah, don't mind me. I was just gently poking at one of the things about wine geeks that can be so amusing (and I count myself as one of those, have no doubt). We can smirk at the Points Sheep, and look down our collective nose at people who follow the lifestyle wine glam mags...but in truth we are just as likely as the people we snigger at with our willingness to go haring off after the Next Great Wine.
We snark at folks who are willing to pay heart-stopping prices for things like Screaming Eagle....yet we willingly engage in breathless anticipation of the next discovery, while not coincidentally assisting in driving up the prices remarkably while in pursuit thereof. (Then, of course, we can sit back and complain that the owners must be soooo arrogant because they make a couple of good wines and start boosting their prices like they are ExxonMobil, for godsake!!!)
Of course, within a year or two. someone will find a KB that is less-than-stellar and we'll start undressing the emperor right down to his thong. It will become cliche to talk about KB, for the next Great Wine will be on the scene. And off we go again.
But that's what we do. That's who we are. We just need to step back and be aware of from time to time, thassall. Our version of the Human Comedy.
(And by the by, I like the Kosta Browne wines. And Dan Kosta is a great guy too---long time sommelier/wine consultant who realized one of his dreams by going into the production side, and made it in a big, big way. Good on him. I'd say nice things about the other side of the partnership, but I don't know him.)