What distinguishes a $10 bottle from a $100 bottle to Alpana Singh?

When you start getting into pricier wines, it comes down to the exclusivity of the provenance — whether it be a vineyard that produces not a lot of fruit because of the age or the fact that it is a much-heralded vineyard, the fact that there is such tiny production or what have you. There is also the winemaking process itself that will add to the price point of the wine — that could be the use of oak barrels or if they’re aging it for an extended period of time.

Whereas your $10 bottle of wine, less is done to produce that bottle. I would say that a $10 bottle can certainly be delicious, but it won’t have the complexity or intensity or richness of a more expensive selection.

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