memorial day pool party. from magnum. brick brownish clear color. explosive nose. very mature and integrated, lots of black fruits cedar molasses with medium plus finish. fully mature california cab at its best. glad this held up well for 35 years
This bottle had a bottom neck fill and the cork was easily removed with an ah so, showing saturation about one third of the way up the cork. Right upon opening, I picked up aromas of spice box, cigar, cedar, old leather, and black fruits. The body was also intriguing, offering up black currants, tobacco leaf, hints of plum, and faint earth and mushroom-like components. The acidity remains prominent and brings the wine together as a whole, making me want to take another sip before the taste has faded. A truly exceptional bottle of wine.
Stupendous wine. Deep red and surprisingly young looking for a 30+year old bottle. The nose was leathery and cedary along with expected oak/vanilla elements. The tannis were smooth with a great rich mouthfeel. The flavors were dominated by black fruit like dark ripe plum and blackberry with a little tea and coffe on the finish. There was also some chocolate throughout. I've had it for about 27 years and it has aged magnificently. Unfortunately my last bottle. I have found that the Alexander valley bottleing consistently ages better than the Napa.
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