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- Brom - 01-17-2012 09:39 PM

A deal in Pennsylvania, which features government run distribution.

2008 Clos du Bois Marlstone for $19.99. Widely availble for $35-60.


- winoweenie - 02-23-2012 02:08 AM

L.I.B you goes away fer just a minuet and look who shows up. Howdy there strangler. WW


- Thomas - 02-25-2012 05:20 PM

In case Brom is still checking in:

Did you buy some of the wine? And, what are storage conditions like in those PA state stores?


- Brom - 05-18-2012 04:08 PM

Bought a half-dozen bottles from three different outlets. have had a couple, both in good condition.

State store storage is probably typical which means somewhere south of the best practices.


- Thomas - 05-19-2012 03:31 PM

That the storage is typical in state outlets should be viewed as a major plus--and quite a surprise, too. Glad the wines are what you thought they should have been. Nice to find bargains.


- winoweenie - 05-19-2012 06:35 PM

Not sure about 08 but the 99 and 87 I've cellared have turned into lovely bottles. Think I've posted on them but do rememberthe quality. Hopefully the new winemaker has kept the quality that Mr. Groom initiated. WW


- Brom - 05-21-2012 07:54 PM

I would guess that it was around the '99 vintage that the Marlstone Vineyards moved out of my price range, that is, at some point it went from $29.99 to $35. Maybe a little earlier. but around there. Just couldn't do it at $35, even though at the time it was the best CalCab of my experience.

One of the main movers when I saw the recent 'on-sale' notice - I had never bought this wine so inexpensively.


- winoweenie - 05-21-2012 10:31 PM

I know Herr Inn-spec-i-tor is turning 5 shades of purp with this pricing. WW