I visited Ron Saiki of Harvest Ranch Market and Jonathan’s yesterday. Let me tell you something- I always knew Ron had an amazing palate and that he and I were kindred spirits in the wine geek department- but I had never been inside his Del Mar Harvest Ranch wine department before yesterday. I was completly impressed! As you can see in the photo above, Ron has curated MULTIPLE bottles of an entire vertical of Chateau Musar from 1994-2000! This famous Lebanese winery is notoriously hard to find, and often very expensive. Pricing here is competetive (reasonable even!). On Ron’s advice I picked up the ’97 and ’98 (more on these when I open them…)
Other rare and awesome finds included multiple labels from Terlano (one of my all-time favorite wineries), as well as the Tolaini Valdisanti AND Tolaini’s very rare label, Picconero.
Thanks Ron, for a wonderful tour of your store and for the Musar… I can’t wait to open them up and see what’s inside!