As many of you already know I am a big fan of older California Cabernet Sauvignon. Heck I’m a big fan of most older wines from California but Cabs and Cab based blends are the ones I most frequently encounter.

This past Monday night I joined a group of friends for an evening of mature California Cabernets served blind. I did an excellent job of guessing none of the wines exactly correct, and the evening turned into a near vertical of Mayacamas Cabernets, some of the most traditionally made, and classically styled wines to ever have come out of California. One can comfortably say that, all things considered, it was quite a successful evening.