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Posted by Mindy Hansen, Sep 11, 2013.

I love all wines and am happy to have found a great community in Snooth.  I had been living in Napa working for a food manufacturer and part time at a winery for fun.  I miss daily wine conversations.  Attached is a picture of 1998 Regusci Cab that I shared with a friend this weekend from my collection.  It was smooth with great fruit, just enough tannins and well it was just yummy!

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Reply by EMark, Sep 11, 2013.

Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Mindy.  I am impressed that you are drinking '98 cabs from your cellar.  Lucky you.

I have to tell my Regusci story.  About a year ago I was stocking up one of my favorite wine stores.  Now, I will confess that I am a terrible shopper.  I'm a pretty good buyer not a shopper at all.  I confess that I am generally influenced by the "shelf talkers" that are selling the wine.  If a shelf talker says that this wine was rated a 94 by somebody, that will catch my attention.  I had never heard of the Regusci winery before (It's amazing that after forty-something years of enjoying wine, there are more wineries that I don't know than I do know.), but there was a stack of the Regusci 2009 SLD Cab.  Above the display was a hand-made shelf talker with this comment:

Does not require 5 years of aging or 3 hours of decanting.

Well, a bottle went right into my basket.  

I drank that bottle a few months ago and my recollection of it pretty much matches your description of the '98.  In all honesty, though, I suspect that yours, with those years of bottle age, was more enjoyable.

I look forward to conversing with you in the future here on the Forum. 

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Sep 11, 2013.

I think it is great that Emark is usually one of the first to answer a new poster, because he is unbelievably forthright.  Who hasn't bought a wine for its label, or something much less meaningful than a shelf-talker? We can lament the 100 point system and disagree with some critic's taste, but that system has been pretty successful and probably affects many of us more than we know or care to acknowledge.  In this case, it was true and landed Emark a good bottle that he could enjoy in this lifetime.

Mindy, this is a great community--please check out the other threads and keep contributing.  You may also notice that we have some feet on the ground in Sonoma (our good friend, and I don't  just mean "online friend" OT), but we also like to hear the inside info from Napa. 

Sounds like you are elsewhere now... hope you can find a local wine community as well, but if you are still on the West Coast, check out the West Coast Pinot Noir Throwdown thread.  Not too late to join the fun.  Assignments will be going out soon.

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Reply by outthere, Sep 11, 2013.

Let's get this straight, Mark is a first-responder because he's retired and has all day to play. ;p

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Sep 11, 2013.

Right, but if he was surly like you, that would be a bad thing! ;-)

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Reply by EMark, Sep 11, 2013.

You guys have a keen grasp of the obvious.  

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Reply by outthere, Sep 11, 2013.

I'm a sweetheart Fox, you know that. =:o

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Sep 11, 2013.

Deep down, OT.  Way deep down.  ;-)

And generous with wine and hospitality.  No denying that. 


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