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Red - Fortified

1977 Fonseca Porto Vintage

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12/23/2013 - Norb Likes this wine: 98 points

Radiant, clear and precise palet. I have guarded this bottle for 20 years, most of that time in a professional cave. Radiant, ruby colour, rich and complex nose, taste still with a spring in the acidity, wonderful complex candy-like flavour. Very long finish. A fantastic wine well with waiting fore.

  • Comment posted by dase13:

    12/30/2013 1:37:00 PM - Glad to hear that review. I drank two of these in the past five years or so. Really enjoyed it too. Glad I still have a couple bottles left.

Red

2011 Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Napa Valley more

12/26/2013 - Mlbarrowjr wrote: 92 points

Smooth on the back. Young. Will try again in 2 years.

  • Comment posted by dase13:

    12/30/2013 1:33:00 PM - I recall barrel tasting this. It was nice, but seemed to me too that this would need some time.

Red

2010 O'Shaughnessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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12/26/2013 - msieurledocq Likes this wine: 94 points

Wow, what an education. Decanted half the bottle, taking a glass as I was pouring -- great nose, terrific, deep, complex aroma that reminded me of the 2009 Lagune. Initial sips were out of this world but also weirdly disjointed - like flipping too quickly through a novel. I could catch brief sensations of deep fruit and an almost Washingtonian funk, and then the wall o tannins came in. 3 hours later, it wasn't that great, honestly. I kept getting cranberry and I wondered if it was my taste buds that were off. Then: second day. Fantastic. Just mellowed, integrated, long and lingering and exciting, not unlike Larkmead, only deeper somehow. This might be one of the best California cabernets I've had. Perhaps needless to say, I'll be waiting some time before drinking the next one.

  • Comment posted by dase13:

    12/30/2013 1:29:00 PM - Interesting. I enjoyed your narrative. I'm planning to hold mine for a while before drinking. I recall that when we tasted this at the winery it was very wound up.

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