My Peter Michael Chards start at $75 and go up to $160, which makes the Hartford Court seam pretty reasonable. I keep a seperate 50 bottle cooler for guilt-free drinkers that are $25 and under. All other bottles go to the celler with the exception of sav blancs and rose's that I keep in another 50 bottle cooler that I like to keep a bit colder.
Guilt free at $25 and under?
My price point is definitely lower. I think the guilt factor kicks in around $18+ in our house.
I house all my bottles in the cellar and just chill the whites a bit more with a wine chiller (Vinchilla) before use. It only takes about 5 minutes out of the cellar and in the ice water before it hits that perfect temperature.
Off the shelf from a store wines take about 12-15 minutes of chilling to reach the same.