Hey that looks like a lot of FUN! Great looking pies and I can tell that you guys were having a blast. I'm jealous!
I'm not sure if I would have transported that wine and drank it the same day but I appreciate your enthusiasm. I :heart: Lynch Bages! It's an amazing wine and it always cracks me up that it's considered a 5th growth. I have a hard time thinking of any Bordeaux's that are as consistent as the Lynch Bages are.
Pete'za if you're going to go through your inventory, you might consider doing what I do and barcode (or not) but maintain your inventory on www.cellartracker.com
I think your estimates on the pricing are a little off. I buy most of my collectible wine through auction and I have a little process for it where I go to www.winesearcher.com
and see what it's going for and then figure out how much I'm willing to pay including the premium.
Here is the wine searcher results for the '85. I'm curious, did you bring it over that day and open it or was it there for a few on end or what?http://www.wine-searcher.com/find/mouton+rothchild/1985/usa
The 09's are hovering around 1k a pop but I like to buy wines that come with a provenance, not just from wine storeshttp://www.wine-searcher.com/find/mouton+rothchild/2009/usa
funny enough, I was at a wine dinner last week, an annual party of sorts a friend hosts where we do a pot luck of sorts and open oddballs and bin ends. I was asked (due to popular demand after last year?) to bring my pizza oven so I packed up my 2stone and brought 32 balls of naturally leavened dough. There were many, many great wines that I enjoyed. Out of the whites, there were two chablis that stood out, an 05 Raveneau and an 08 Dauvissat. For the reds, there were so many great wines to choose from...
Here I am buddying up to an Imperial of 1964 Pavie (6 liters!)
It's always fun to have some 100+ year old swill.
Call me next time, I'll make the flight and bring some juice and cigars!!!