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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Beaulieu Vineyard (BV Wines), Napa Valley, Rutherford Appellation, California, 1998.

C/ Brown brick dust. N/ Deep, amazingly clean plum and cassis for the age of this wine. Signature “Rutherford dust”, but such a deeper note of it than normal. Awesome. Blackcherries and flint steeped in old leather and tobacco leaves.  Surfboard wax. Light wafts of tomato leaf, which normally isn’t a plus, but in this case […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Far Niente, Napa Valley, Oakville, California, 1998

Red blend of: Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. N/ Barrel room. Deep rose petals. Elegant cassis and blackcherry. No other way to say it… just plain wonderful soil and earth aromas. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Elegant, restrained puple fruits, with dustings of light
 graphite. Dark soil. Multi-layers and a long, long finish. Bordeaux […]

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