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I just got back from a few days in Napa/Sonoma. Prior to this trip it was fair to say that I like wine (particularly red wine) and that my previous tasting experiences had convinced me that many $10 bottles were not only as good, but often better than the more expensive wines. In fact, it is fair to say that I have frankly disliked most of the expensive wines I had tasted prior to this trip. However, starting at the wine bar in the airport when a friend bought a $55 bottle of Pinot Noir, over the course of the trip I became generally (not always) more appreciative of the more expensive wines. I tried to be as objective as possible and decide what I like by the taste, not the price. I was probably influenced by doing a tour at Trinchero and learning how they process their different wines - more machines for their mass production wines, more processing by hand for their more expensive wines, etc.
I brought back enough wine that I won't need to buy any for a while, but I'm wondering if the next time I go wine-shopping at my local store if I'm going to have a very different perspective that I have ever had previously.
Has anyone else experienced this?
Will the $9 bottle of Tormaresca Neprica still taste great the next time I drink it?
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