My coworker, who shares his wine allocations with me sometimes, told me in the elevator today that the 2009 Carlisle Sonoma County Syrah, California, USA he recommended I buy from KL Wines earlier this year, has appreciated some 5x the price we bought it at! OMG. I bought 5 different bottles then, the cheapest being the Sonoma Syrah for $25 – my coworker just sold it at auction for $125!!!
But we opened the bottle 2 Sundays ago, when Ruoxi and Pakshun were here. Haha. Although to be honest, if I were to guess the price of the bottle blind, I would have put it in the $40 range. First opened, it had a beautiful fruity nose, but tasted somewhat restrained with the tannins. It did open up a lot more as the evening went on and the body rounded out, becoming silky smooth with a long finish.
At least we still have 4 more bottles, albeit from different vineyards and different vintages and different grapes (Syrah and Zinfandel)… and two more arriving in the mail next week.