Bang-For-Your-Buck Luxury Wines


During the holiday season–and anytime of the year, really–people love a bargain. Heck, who do you think Black Friday and Cyber Monday are so popular? Surely not because people love shopping at 3 a.m. or they adore a good computer freeze. The same goes for wine purchasing. Consumers aren’t going to buy a $1,000 bottle of vino when a $300 tastes just as–or even more–amazing. Whether you’re looking for selections for your oenophile friends or for a bottle to pair with your Christmas feast, the incredible sommeliers behind the Mastro’s brand is sharing a few of their picks of high-end wines that drink even higher-end.

Jaffurs Syrah 2009 Santa Barbara – priced at $75, drinks like $150

John Anthony Cabernet 2007 Napa – priced at $75, drinks like $200

Chateau Beauregard Ducasse 2006 Bordeaux – priced at $80, but drinks like it is a classified growth selling for over $250

Bodega Chacra “Barda” Pinot from Patagonia –  priced at $85, drinks like $200

Shafer “Relentless” – sells for $150, and drinks 3-4 times its price

Owen Roe “Ex Umbris” Syrah 2008 Columbia Valley, WA MAGNUM – priced at $150, and tastes like a $300 bottle

Donum “Estate” Pinor Noir ’07 Carneros – priced at $155, the bottle drinks like a $500 pinot

Celani Family “Tenacious” (a blend of right bank Bordeaux varietals) – sells for $155, and drinks like a $600+ bottle

Domaine Du Coulet “Les Terrasses Serre 2006 Cornas – priced at $175, drinks like $300

Alpha Omega – sells for $210, and will knock the socks off several $700+ bottles

Achaval Ferrer “Finca Mirador” Malbec – sells at $260, and drinks like the best bottle priced at $800

Mithra Cabernet 2008 Mt. Veeder – priced at $300, drinks like $500

Schrader GIII Cabernet 2008 Rutherford – priced $550, and tastes like a $1000 bottle

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