California purists may argue that the emerging smells of old leather in this wine are more the stuff of Bordeaux than they are of the local product, but if it is good enough for the top wines from the Medoc, then it is good enough for us. Indeed, "good enough" is too small praise for this deep, rich, still fruity, solidly structured bottling. Ten years of staying power is easily within its reach, and those who would keep it longer than that will not be taking an inordinate gamble.
It is hard to believe these wines spend 30 months in oak casks before bottling as they are incredibly unevolved and backward when released. The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa reveals an opaque purple color, followed by a sweet, rich, black currant and creme de cassis-scented nose with no evidence of oak. This fruit bomb displays considerable breadth and expansiveness on the palate, in essence revealing only two dimensions - fruit and tannin. (RP)
The item you have chosen is not in stock in our retail stores or within our main warehouse.
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup.