especially Californian cabernets. I recalled buying my first Opus One-1983-,for what seemed a fairly pricy $50 then,at Ghirendelli Square I have not purchased any since the prices escalated .Still enjoying the lesser wines like Chateau Montelena, Stag's Leap at more earthbound prices.
...and will continue for a while. That's some storage room you have there,with recuperation apparatus,lol! Unfortunately,my wine merchants have yet to send me offers that indicate substantial drop in prices---still waiting! Prices have escalated so much in the past few decades,via supply,demand,HYPE