Vintage Substitution – What does the SUBSTITUTE VINTAGE box in the cart mean?
On rare occasions. a chosen vintage of a wine will sell out or be replaced by a new release after your order is placed. In such cases, Wine.com will substitute with a comparable vintage. If you would rather be notified if your chosen vintage is unavailable you can select “no” in the”vintage substitution” box in your shopping cart. In these instances, if a vintage sells out unexpectedly, we will hold your order and email you to see how you would like to proceed. If you select “yes” in”vintage substitution” box in your shopping cart, then if the vintage sells out unexpectedly, we will automatically substitute the wine with the next available vintage and ship your order. With bottles of wine under $15, we will not hold up an order and will automaticallysubstitute a comparable vintage on wines under $15. Please be assured we do not substitute with a different type,varietal or winery. We will only substitute a new vinatge for the same type, varietal and winery.