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- mammakat - 08-13-2004 11:23 PM

I was given a bottle of Cordova Cellars 1989 Vidal Blanc for Christmas in 1989. This was the first year this winery was in business in Cordova, TN, outside of Memphis, TN. I have not been able to find a value on this 750 ml bottle of wine. Would appreciate any information as to value, if the wine is still ok, or where I might be able to search on the internet. Any information would be appreciated.

- Innkeeper - 08-14-2004 05:22 AM

Hi Mam and welcome to the Wine Board. That was a very nice wine costing around $10 or less back in '89. I love fresh Vidal Blancs. Yours in not fresh anymore. It has long become some other substance. It was never worth more than it cost.

- mammakat - 08-14-2004 11:30 PM

Thanks for your prompt reply. I'm a novice at anything wine related. I consumed some really nice wines several years ago, but haven't indulged recently. I forgot I had this wine and ran across it recently. It is still really clear. Would it be worth opening and using as a cooking wine or should I just pitch it?

- winoweenie - 08-15-2004 06:40 AM

As aa general rule of thumb, If you can't enjoy drinking the wine, don't spoil good food by puoring what is basically bad vinegar in it. WW

- glenora - 08-16-2004 05:32 AM


Not sure where you live but you might take the bottle back to the winery--have the owner sign it and you have a collector's item (you said it was their first vintage)--good for your display shelf, not for drinking.

Or you can offer the bottle to winery for their display shelf--you would be suprised how many new wineriers fail to keep bottles of their first vintage and wish they had some in later years--again not to drink, but for historical purposes.

- mammakat - 08-17-2004 06:26 PM

Thanks everyone for your replies. I really appreciate your input.

glenora, I live about 30 minutes from the winery. I'll take your suggestion and see if I can get the bottle signed. It has been in the Christmas packaging all these years. I never opened the paper since I knew it was wine, as it had a gift tag on the outside with the name of the winery on the bottle, seal, and label are in perfect condition.