Worth its weight in gold?
Why some people happily pay $500 for a bottle of wine
Only in Napa Valley -- and Bordeaux -- would 25.6 ounces of fermented grape juice sell for $500.
In June, the new owners of Screaming Eagle Winery in Oakville sent a letter to their mailing list subscribers, offering them the opportunity to purchase a three-pack of 2003 Screaming Eagle Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for $1,500. That's $500 per 750-ml bottle, a price that makes Screaming Eagle the most expensive current-release wine made in America.