Cork was saturated and came out in pieces, but the wine showed no evidence of advanced oxidation. Surprisingly ripe, sweet and fruity given its age. No evidence of oak though the label says it was "aged in 55 gallon barrels." Tannin completely resolved, color is lovely ruby/garnet. Evolved quickly in the glass revealing a light/medium bodied wine whose various flavor components have melded together so seamlessly, it is impossible to separate them out individually. After 60 minutes or so, it began to fade, but it was fun to track and fascinating to ponder.
Marin County Wine Group - Aged Cabernets 15 year min.; 10/24/2013-10/25/2013 (Mill Valley, Ca.): this was brought on lark, because what else would you bring to an Aged Cali Cab tasting, but a 67 Krug. Strangely enough this had a stelvin style screw cap, but the bottle was not threaded and the bottle also contained a cork. (something interesting) there was some talk as to whether this was a Mondavi wine, as R.M's first vintage was a 68 Fume blanc. Anyway...the wine itself faded quickly upon opening. not cloudy, but extremely bricked and pale. nose was madeirized, but yet approachable. the palate was thin, not a touch of Oak (Redwood barrels back then??) anyway, the fruit was there, this was drinkable and better than expected by all in attendance.
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