Monday, April 19, 2010

Layer Cake Malbec, amongst those that were hijacked last week..a very good wine

here's a part of the article,straight from http://winesandvines.com

[Benicia, Calif. -- A semi-trailer loaded with 1,100 cases of wine ready for shipment was reported stolen from a Benicia freight consolidator March 15; that same morning, a tractor cab was reported stolen from a trucking business about two miles away in this North Bay city. Benicia police consider it likely that the two thefts are related.

One week later, the tractor truck was found abandoned in San Leandro, in the East Bay; shortly thereafter, the trailer was recovered -- empty -- in Menlo Park, on the San Francisco Peninsula. The tractor/trailer would have had to cross at least one major bridge to reach those destinations from Benicia.

Early reports estimated the value of the missing wine at $50,000. Benicia detective Kenny Hart told Wines & Vines this week that the value is now thought to be in the $90,000 range. The loaded trailer was taken from Fastbreak Consolidators, he said, and had been ready to ship to an out-of-state distributor.

Hart said the trailer contained a variety of wines, including saké, Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon and at least one Napa brand, Layer Cake. “There was a lot of Petite Syrah, Cabernet and mixed cases,” he recalled. The detective, himself a wine collector, noted, “There was no Screaming Eagle.” ]

wow..I said it was good but damn, that's addictively good.
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