Nobody is claiming that the Beringer 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 60 bucks gets you one of the great New World dessert wines with 33 YEARS of bottle age. 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 poured slowly into your mouth by a young farm maiden.
One bottle only, slight darkening of color but for a wine of this age that is not unexpected. These wines are actually fairly rare with this amount of bottle age, which is when they really develop into something special. Sold as is, but I would definintely take a gamble on this one.