American Belle 2nd Edition

Switzerland

Tasted November 12, 2013 by Wine_lvr with 127 views

Flight 1 (4 notes)

Red
1981 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
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Red
1990 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve USA, California, Napa Valley
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Red
1987 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve USA, California, Napa Valley
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Red
1985 Ridge Monte Bello USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains
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Flight 2 (5 notes)

Red
1992 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection USA, California, Napa Valley
94 points
Tasted blind: Deep red. Nose of black currant, leather and Roquefort cheese (strange but not in a distrubing way). Nice sweetness, elegant easy drinking Cali Cab which is now fully mature. Berry and cherry extravaganza that should be drunk now.

P.S: Tasted this wine 4 times in the past 12 months and it was always quite mature, so pop the cork as it is now in a hedonistic drinking phase-
Red
1996 Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard USA, California, Napa Valley
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Red
1994 Opus One USA, California, Napa Valley
93 points
Tasted blind: Clear garnet in color. Nose of leather and tobacco. Tannins are still present but there is enough power anf fruit left to give this Opus One a good life. Coffee and berry notes are present. Drink with no hurry.
Red
1997 Opus One USA, California, Napa Valley
94 points
Tasted blind: Intensive red. Beautiful nose of berries, jelly and black current. Very elegant, balanced, complex and long. This is a great wine and now still on the young side. This is a great example of how a Napa cab should taste. I like it a lot. Drink now to 2030-
Red
1999 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red USA, California, Napa Valley
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Flight 3 (5 notes)

Red
1991 Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard USA, California, Napa Valley
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Red
1994 Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard USA, California, Napa Valley
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Red
1992 Grace Family Cabernet Sauvignon USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena
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Red
1994 Grace Family Cabernet Sauvignon USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena
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Red
1996 Ridge Monte Bello USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains
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Flight 4 (5 notes)

Red
1997 Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard USA, California, Napa Valley
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Red
1996 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select USA, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
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Red
1996 Harlan Estate USA, California, Napa Valley
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Red
1999 Robert Foley Claret USA, California, Napa Valley
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Red
1997 Dalla Valle Maya USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville
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Flight 5 (1 note)

Red
2011 Erbhof Unterganzner - Josephus Mayr Lagrein Alto Adige - Südtirol Lamarein Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Alto Adige, Alto Adige - Südtirol
91 points

Flight 6 (1 note)

White - Sweet/Dessert
2002 Château Rieussec France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
90 points