It's a beautiful dark brick color, big and intense ripe fruit. with plum, blackberry flavors. Ends with a long persistent finish. Most reviews suggested that the wine was past its prime. Not so, good for another few yes.
Deep red in color. Fully mature with rich fruit, soft tannins, good depth, long finish. Getting near the end of this stash, but this has been drinking well for years. Clearly reinforces that well made Cali Cabs do age well. Amazingly youthful fruit.
Sad to drink because I don't have another one. Great mature late '90s cab. Exactly what you hope for (in a good way). Definitely held together better than the '97. Not sure I would wait as secondary characteristics are coming out now while still fresh.
Ruby red at center, lots of bricking at edges. Nose has a musty, oxidized aroma with perhaps some plum overtones. Round mouthfeel, still a bit hot, tannins mostly resolved. Lots of mocha, tar and fading, but still-present black fruits. A very nice example of a well-aged, if receding Calif cab that has entered its final drinking stage. Perhaps another 1-2 years left here, but still enjoyable & much better than I would ever have expected
Delicious! Drank 2 98's and not so good and pretty good. Opened this 99 and the fruit is great. Reminds me of those years where we open them up early and tasted so full. Bottles may last a while longer but think about them drinking soon if you have them. Whitehall is always great, It's a pleasure to drink them over the years.
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