We did a Groupon tour at Miramonte yesterday and also stopped for a tasting at Palumbo. Three of the five wines we tasted at Palumbo were really pretty good. Not so much at Miramonte. Haven’t tasted there in maybe two years and were really a bit shocked at the bottle prices at both places.
Palumbo’s better Reds were $52! Miramonte has a nice crisp rosé we liked but it was $25. For a rosé from Temecula?? Miramonte reds reached $45. Just seemed like these guys are hitting price points that aren’t justified unless they’re really so busy with people willing to pay that… must be so I guess. I could certainly do much better at retail almost anywhere. (Especially disappointing because Palumbo’s Cab was really very good).
Rhonely? Anyone? Is this just what’s resulted from the success of tasting in the area or is their cost structure increasing as they improve quality. One family member told me they now spend lots more on barrels and such, but that winery owns its own vineyards, so how much could that really increase costs? Really disappointed that they’re now out of my range.