Tuesday, November 17, 2009
A few months ago, as I was hearing tales of doom and gloom in the wine industry I was thinking "I haven't seen that many great wine deals around." That has changed dramatically in this last couple of months, and here's a shining example of an amazing price on a great wine. You'd better act quickly if you want to pick up this one...
It seems there's an Internet price war going on between Wine Library's Cinderella Wine and Empire Wine in Albany, NY.
Cinderella Wine offers the 2006 Ridge Lytton Springs at $18.88/bottle with free shipping on as little as 3 bottles. Empire Wine has it at $17.95/bottle with free shipping if you buy a straight case of this one -or- mix and match wines from the 18 listed in their free shipping area.
I consider Ridge to be in the top ranks of Zinfandel producers in the world. This wine carries an 88 point Wine Spectator rating and a release price of $35. I was thrilled to pick up the '07 vintage for $24.99 recently. I tried the 2005 vintage of this wine and rated it 93 points, calling it probably the best Zinfandel I've ever had.
Definitely one to check out. Great to see wine deals like this out there, and proof that if you shop around you can save a boatload on great wine in this weak economy.