One of the problems many of us run into this time of year is the unfortunate intersection of price and structure. You see, to a certain extent the reason some wines are more expensive than others is that some wines are more concentrated, rich and powerful than others. That can be due to several factors but the one producers would have us focus on is the reduced yields that tends to be used to create these wines. Those lower yields not only translate into higher prices, but also the bigger, denser, more age worthy and tannic wines. This is where we run into trouble.