Reply to "2009 Stefania Cabernet Sauvignon Crimson Clover"

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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by steve8:
Haggis, I opened one in October of last year and found it excellent, but in need of more time or a good decant.

Hope all is well with you in the frozen finger lakes region.


Thanks. I have enough that I might open one this weekend.

Yes, all is well here! Not as frozen as your neck of the tundra Wink. Big change from HI.


Well, I did NOT open one that weekend in Aug. 2015, but did tonight. This is great, right out of the bottle. Many of the notes from billhike a couple of years ago are spot on. However, the tannins are now fully integrated and oh so soft. This is what I call a "dark" cab: black cherry, dark plum, dark chocolate. Beautiful. Glad I waited! This will be gorgeous for another 7-10 yrs, but opening now is definitely warranted. One of the best Stefanias ever. 94pts.
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