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1985 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted by Snoother 1442058, Dec 27, 2013.

Hello. I have a Harvard business school class of 1988 graduate bottle of 1985 Sonoma county Cabernet Sauvignon produced and bottle by glen Ellen winery and vineyards. Is it worth anything.

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Dec 31, 2013.

Well, it's worth opening and seeing if it is any good.  It might also be worth something to a grad of that class who drank hers/his and wishes he/she had one for the shelf.  But this kind of effectively private label bottling--you can get these for weddings, too--don't really have a resale market.  I checked on Ebay because I am pretty sure Christie's, Benchmark, and HartDavisHart don't have any comparables, and I got a pepper grinder made from one of these bottles (but without the Harvard designation).  Sorry I cannot be more help.

Now, if Harvard B school was so good at projecting the value of stocks (esp in fine wine), they would have give out Caymus Special Selection, which is selling for about $180 (current auction on WineBid is $130)...


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