Thank you J2K. Definitely a major steal from the state-controlled monopoly Soviet Union era wine store in PA. $16 and it drank like twice that or even better. Earthy and real cab...not the over done perfumey fruity juice that too often dominates Napa cabs in this price range. Loved it.
I like this wine because for me it expresses what I want in a Bordeaux. Some grip, complexity, earth, red fruit, and an increasing desire for more as I make my way through the bottle. Enjoying with some green grapes and Fontina cheese on the deck overlooking the south shore of Bermuda so that doesn't hurt. At $33 from a store on Front Street with questionable storage it's held up well though I don't see it getting better. That may be because of storage. For me, right wine, right time.
At $25 this was a steal from WTSO. One of the best "value" Napa cabs I've had in a long time. Deep color, leather, tannic, some oak, red fruit, great aroma. All made for a wonderful experience which ended far too quickly. Looks like the bottle is going for $60 on Wine-Searcher and that's not a bad price. Not sure how long it will hold up but it's just drinking great right now.
1/31/2015 10:29:00 AM - Hi, Peter. Still trying to figure a way back to the East Coast (my roots), and into one of the central NJ offlines. If you're ever out this way, you're always welcome here. winestrategies at gmail dot com