GCS members get the '05 for 20% off $48 (about $39), so this is basically equivalent to getting “member pricing.” $40 is a lot for me to drop on a white, but I dropped for a couple, as it’s just too damn good for me not to. YMMV, of course.
In for the 01’s. Since it’s the same price, might as well support the winery & purchase direct from Joe for the 05’s. If anyone in socal wants some of the 05s I’ll prbly order more in the next week… you can piggy back on my shipping.
The Chards do rock. The 2001 Sleepy is a special and good wine. But so was the 1999. The 2005 is amazing, but so youthful that it really will take some time to hit its peak. Joe has a phenomenal touch with Chard.