11.02.2009

1986 Heitz Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon: Excellent!


nov. 1, 2009: victoria had this napa valley cab with her parents at their house along with lamb, mashed potatoes, asparagus, mushrooms, onions and squash. this wine was exquisite. victoria thought it was almost like candy, it was so good. the bouquet was fruity and sweet, almost like some ports she's had, but the mouthfeel was gentle and light. the flavor was cherry and somewhat chocolate. alan said he had opened the bottle at 4:20 p.m. and it tasted somewhat acidic, so he put it in the decanter. "There was some sediment but not much which was in the shape of rather long, rectangular crystals," alan said. "We started drinking it around 6PM. It was astonishingly good, worth the 95 points mentioned in the link below, and had developed into the pleasing tertiary characteristics of a nicely matured wine. To me the bouquet was most intense when there were just a few drops left at the bottom of the glass -- not sure of the biochemistry involved to cause this. Again, as I understand the word "bouquet" as it applies to wine, bouquet forms after the long complex process of maturing. Before that, what one smells is called 'nose.'" more information is available here: http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=902189. $149 according to k and l wines.

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