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1987 Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 1997 - 2007 (Edit)
CT88.4 6 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • VAVintner Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 11, 2021 - Nice. The wine needed to open for about an hour. Good structure still but fruit is fading

  • Oenecnist wrote:

    April 14, 2020 - Bought 6b as part of a 12b mixed lot at a Michael Davis auction 23 years ago; this is #2. Average bottle price of the lot was 24/b, and I think the other bottles were 3b each of '90 and '92 Whitehall Lane CS. Decanted with normal sediment for its age. Darker ruby with some amber edge; mature black cherry, some cinnamon, hint of eucalyptus that follow on the palate, fair mouthfeel. Tasty and interesting, past prime. Glad I have more, hope to do a vertical. Europat55's notes suggest there may be bottle variation: we'll see. Stored horizontally in a cool, dark basement since purchase. My evaluation: For me, scores on a "100-point scale" are misleading. I use a 4-category scale (perhaps with +/-)--not including flawed--which runs outstanding/notable/drinkable/poor. This is notable when considering quality, age, and price.

  • europat55 wrote: 93 points

    July 16, 2018 - Whitehall Lane Vertical Tasting
    Nose: A-/A Palate: A-
    My #1, Group's #2 (36 pts) Tasted blind.
    Much better than the previous bottle I've had a couple of years ago!

  • europat55 wrote: 89 points

    May 17, 2012 - 1987 Cabernet Retrospective, Part 1 (Tom's house in Palo Alto, California): Very smooth.
    Nose: B+ Palate: B My #5, Group's #5 (61 pts) Tasted blind.

  • Hodby wrote: 88 points

    March 1, 2011 - Medium ruby, no bricking. Very leathery nose of mint, menthol, cassis, tobacco. Light tannin, balanced acidity. Quite the decent quaff for a well-stored unheralded $13 purchase in 1989. Not a special wine tonight by any means, but I appreciate the correct, full herbal cabernet fruit and olives, and a dollop of oak-y roundness. Oakville-sourced cabernet, clearly. Bottle #12 of twelve.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1987
  • Type Red
  • Producer Whitehall Lane
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 011628314868

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 38 (79%)
  • Consumed 10 (21%)

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