Archive for December 2009

1978 Clos Du Val Cabernet Reserve

I love getting to try old Napa Cabernet, and always appreciate getting to drink 78’s. ┬áThe 78 vintage was a good year and from my experience shows much better than the younger 79’s which have tended to be leaner, tougher and less interesting. Clos du Val is a house that is very much in the […]

Robert Craig Affinity Cabernet 2003

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This wine is rich, full, and long on the palate. The nose has raspberry compote and shows a nice structure up front. The palate has great acidity and depth, showing deep juicy fruits, with raspberry as the predominant flavor. There is a great minerality to this wine… chalky, calcareous soil character to it.

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