The order was placed and with great anticipation I awaited the arrival of this months special vintages releases. It was hard to decide what to add to the collection based on the vast list of beautiful wines to select from. New and sought after releases from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, South America and the United States presented themselves making the decision difficult. Perusing through the selections is part of the process that is most enjoyable for me, the thrill of the hunt as they say. To me, making wine selections has become a past time that allows me to disengage from the stresses of daily life, it has become a most welcomed hobby. Adding to that value, the wines that are being purchased are consumed and enjoyed with friends and family members on momentous occasions that hopefully all will remember. Ultimately, this month’s selections were made based on some of the variables previously mentioned in past posts; price, score and longevity of the wine. I have listed them here in order to provide some examples of what I believe are wines that will age gracefully for years to come and will not break the bank. Below are some of the selections purchased from the March vintages release that I view as good value wines that are welcome to any collection. I have included a small description of each bottle as I believe the tasting notes are an important indicator as to a wines potential and should be used as a variable in making your selections, they should not be made solely on score.