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1985 Bargetto Cabernet Sauvignon Bates Ranch

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • srh Likes this wine:

    April 7, 2018 - Winebar [4 Whts, 8 Reds, + 1 Shared Bottle] from 4/6/18 (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): THANK you for sharing, Jake! :)

    N: Earthiness, which one *experienced* taster felt was a touch of Brett

    P: LM body; Still NICE frt BALANCED by acidity &, given its age, surprisingly persistent tannins, though exhibiting the initial "swtness" of the frt. The finish is LONG & with a LOVELY balance. Drink now, though should still safely hold a few more yrs, POSS even making (gasp!) its 40th! 12.5% ABV; My EXC+! :)

  • yhn wrote: 89 points

    May 1, 2010 - Well resolved and shows good Bates character, but dominated a bit much by the dark very ripe fruit typical of the vintage.

  • AndrewSGHall wrote:

    June 7, 2006 - Lots of wine for just two people: Not much nose, just a slight bit of old wine smell. Solid cab at slighty past maturity. Good soft fruit and stubborn tannins. Nice acids, a bit choppy. No special SCM character, but certainly a good and pleasing wine.

  • psmith wrote: 87 points

    June 7, 2006 - Random dinner notes (Columbus, OH): Classically styled cabernet. Red fruit and a welcome green component. A bit angular and clipped by hard, coarse tannins that will probably never subside. Soundly made, enjoyable wine.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1985
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bargetto
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bates Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 2 (40%)
  • Consumed 3 (60%)

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