Beautiful mature cabernet nose, with sweet, red-fruited scents mixed with powerful tobacco and soil notes. On the palate, the tannins were fully integrated and the wine showed lovely balance overall, but with a pronounced and racy acidity that made this wine stronger with food than without.
S FL WS Group tastes 1988 Bordeaux (and others) (Jupiter, FL): This had a bit more fruit than the Bordeaux (not surprising), and also higher acidity (surprising). Red fruit stuck out to me, getting cherry and even some strawberry, with some tobacco notes on the finish. Medium to full body and medium to high acidity. Surprisingly vibrant for a 26 year old wine, and even needed some air time to flesh it out.
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(Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley) Group's #4 (my #2) – 45 pts; 2, 3, 0, 3 – Dark red violet color; graphite and tart plum and red fruit nose; tart cassis, tart plum palate with good minerals and complexity and sweet tannins; medium-plus finish
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