Past it's prime. Brickish rim. On the good side, it was balanced. Not acidic, not dried out. Very little fruit to speak of, flat and tired. It would be a good experience for someone who hasn't had much older wine since it's not offensive in any way, but lacking in all sorts of ways. You could cook with it?
great wine here. i am a huge fan of the back vintage cali style and this 99 is just about the tail end of that. opened up nicely in the decanter with well integrated tannins and awakened as i drank. i would say this is a definite drink now but could also live the next two years. this was a great value as well. great conversation wine. very crowd friendly. and is not an overoaked fruit bomb. drink up!
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