Nobody is claiming that Beringer's Sauternes-styles Nightingale dessert wine is a replacement for Chateau d'Yquem (well, the legendary winemaker who invented this wine may have claimed exactly that), but 100 bucks gets you one of the great New World dessert wines with 30 years of bottle age (and that Yquem is gonna cost you $500 right now). This bottle also comes with a great tale of California wine history. In the 1950s, Myron Nightingale and his wife Alice developed a method of isolating the famous botrytis fungus, responsible for France's greatest sweet wine, and innoculating their pedigreed Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes to make an imitation of Sauternes. They were ahead of their time, but today it is considered one of the great truly Californian sweet wines, and Beringer still makes it in their honor. Expect luscious orchard fruit, from oranges to apricots to yellow peaches and even pineapple, drizzled in honey and toasted caramel syrup and poured slowly into your mouth by a young farm maiden.
One bottle only, excellent color and condition. This is the perfect bottle to serve at Thanksgiving to punctuate the whole dinner. and awe your guests.