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Community Tasting Notes (4) Avg Score: 89 points

  • From a 5.0 liter bottle, this aged well. Reddish-purple, quick legs. Muted notes of prune, fig and black raisin. Round in the mouth, silky finish.

    Filtered to remove sediment (which was very heavy at the end of the bottle). Decanted the entire 5 liters for 2+ hours in six smaller decanters. Still excellent after 6 hours.

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  • Agree with Fred, fairly good older cab, a bit past it's prime. Medium to light in color. Drink now.

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  • Medium red color with moderate bricking at the rim. Decanted off of small amount of medium sediment. Bottom of cork was cemented to neck of bottle, so came apart upon removal. Initial aromas are of cherry, loam, moss, and currant. Palate shows red plum, cherry, currant, and some cedar notes that carry into a fair amount of barrel tannin on a medium finish. With some air and food, the tannins melt away and this provides pleasant drinking. This is mature and may be interesting as an older wine, but probably best drinking now (or earlier in its life) for my tastes. Drink.

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  • I've had this singleton in my cellar for a long time. I would have let it sleep, but the uproar over the '97 California Cabs maybe dying was incentive enough to pull the cork. Only had about an hour to decant before dinner--a little more may have been perfect as this bottle hit a peak at the end of dinner.

    Color was still a youthful purple and the bottle didn't throw much sediment, so my concerns were misplaced. This turned out to be a decent cool region cab with firm yet integrated tannins. Nose was shy and needed a fair amount of coaxing to show its black fruits. The attack, however, was fairly bold; the taste continued round on the tongue with food friendly black fruits. Not much cut and not a particularly long finish.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2000, IWC Issue #92, (See more on Vinous...)

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