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Oct 27, 2012 at 8:06pm
Added Oct 27, 2012 at 8:06pmDrank April 28, 2012 - nice cabernet.
Oct 27, 2012 at 12:37am
Added Oct 27, 2012 at 12:37amCracked this 1995 open in Oct of 2012 (as the SF Giant up 2-0 against Detroit Tigers in the World Series). Probably a little past it's prime. Still had a decent color - not burnt around the edges and a decent nose. Very light and bright. Not a lot of fruit, but not overly dusty. Decent drinker, but not special.
Sep 25, 2012 at 2:07am
Added Sep 25, 2012 at 2:07amGot this baby for free from Pete and 1-800-got-junk about 4 or 5 years ago. Apparently some rich wine collector in SeaCliff or something pitched cases upon cases of old wine. We took in about 7 cases or so and found this among some other really good wines ... and some not so good wines (the early 2000s whites were bad). Cracked it in Oct 2012 and I'm really digging it. This is how a great CA wine should be. 13.5% alcohol, a combo of fruit, leather, dust on the nose. A mouthful that is bright, equal parts dried fruit and mineral/earthy with some tannins still hanging around. The color is a little light around the edges but not browner or oxidized at all. Very smooth all around and on the finish. Not a long lingering finsh, but perfect wine to accompany our steak dinner. I suspect this was stored very well. Wish I had a case of this.
Oct 9, 2011 at 1:46am
Added Oct 9, 2011 at 1:46amRetrieved this guy from the cellar this evening (Oct 8, 2011) after many years of collecting dust. This guy is virtually unheard of now a days in 2011 - in fact a Google search doesn't even come up with it on any links. Get a load of this shit - this thing is only 12% alcohol! Obviously from another century of winemaking. Okay, so 18 years later, how was it? Well first, going from memory, I believe that back when we originally bought this that we liked the normal (not Estate Bottled) '94 Sequoia Grove cabs better. Understandable '94 was the better year. We still got two '94 regular cabs in the cellar so maybe the revisiting of that decision is for another post. But how is the '93 Estate Bottled Cab? Very "dusty", but soft and beautiful, on the nose at first smell (which, BTW, I love ... and why I like drinking the old wines). This guy has a light color. A nose that hints of earth and ground at first blush with fruit as an undercurrent. On drinking, it's a bit light and thin, but very flavorful Folks may say it's aged too much, but I saw drink away. It's great.
Sep 13, 2011 at 12:16am
Added Sep 13, 2011 at 12:16amhome made pizza and this vino are going really well together in Sept 2011. I'd guess it's a nice drinking age ... seems that way to me anyway.
Apr 2, 2011 at 3:51am
Added Apr 2, 2011 at 3:51amCracked this '97 Cab Franc open in early 2011 and it's very nice.
Dec 15, 2010 at 11:24pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $14.99
Added Dec 15, 2010 at 11:24pmWe bought a case of different, individual bottles priced between $10-$15 to compare and contrast ... trying to find one that's good that we can buy a case of. Half way through the case and this one is the winner so far. Only 13% alcohol - we're not in California high octane Grape Koolaid territory anymore. Nice fruit though - very cherry with a hint of licorice on the nose. Very easy drinking. Not a lot of tannins. This one may be the winner of the bunch.
Jul 24, 2010 at 2:26pm
May 15, 2010 at 1:46am
Added May 15, 2010 at 1:46amThis was one of the 11 cases we got for free from S's brother who was emptying a 1 800 Got Junk truck pick up from SeaCliff (San Francisco) at our house so he wouldn't have to pay the dump fee. We're drinking this 1987 in mid 2010 and, I'll tell you, this is still drinking like it's fresh. You need to let it breath a bit to clear out some of the musty nose, but once it's opened up in the glass it is still relatively fresh and crisp. The color was still pretty red and bright. There's really not a lot of browning on the edges that you might expect from from a 23 years old Sangiovese that has sediment encrusted on the side of the bottle. Guess that indicates that this wine was aged correctly in that SeaCliff house. Good thing for us that the dude pitching it (think he was an importer) thought that it was past it's prime. Probably is - I wasn't legal drinking age 23 years ago - but it's still pretty fine now. This is the second bottle of the case that we've had. Both of them were yummy.
Apr 9, 2010 at 1:05am
Added Apr 9, 2010 at 1:05amWe got a free case of this in Mar 2010 and have started enjoying it now. It's a pretty lush, mellow wine with a smooth finish.