When looking for Bordeaux recommendations it's nice to be able to speak with someone who understands both the wines and the vintages. Unfortunately, getting Robert Parker on the phone isn't the easiest thing in the world to do. Never fear, however, because our own resident expert Ralph Sands is on the phone every week from Tuesday through Saturday (except for when he's in Bordeaux), talking Bordeaux with all those seeking council. On Saturday morning Ralph was in the tasting bar, prepping for a big customer tasting that afternoon. Listen to his tips about purchasing pre-arrival value in the 2009 vintage and then peruse his list of selections below!