I've been impressed with how some of these older California cabs have been showing as well. A couple years ago I was fortunate enough to score a lot from auction consisting of 3 cases of older cabs ranging from the late 50's to early 70's, all from perfect provenance. I've went through near a case of these and only had 1 bottle to not show well do to a faulty cork. The best cab I've had to date, regardless of region or country, has been the 1969 Inglenook Estate Bottled cabernet sauvignon. Amazed at how that bottle showed.quote:Originally posted by VinCentric:quote:Originally posted by max:I tried the 1982 Dunn Howell Mountain late last year and it was fantastic. The bottle came from perfect storage since release and was inserted in a 1982 Bordeaux themed lineup tasted blind. The bottles opened were Haut Brion, La Tour Haut Brion, Leoville Las Cases, and another from the right bank, but can't recall the name. It came in 3rd that night behind the Haut Brion and La Tour Haut Brion. Great wine.quote:Originally posted by VinCentric:quote:Originally posted by Shane T.:
- 1987 Dunn Howell Mountain Cab Sauv.
How was this one Shane? Have you had other older vintages? I'm interested in which are the better years for older Howell Mtn cabs.
Thanks Max! Some older Cali Cabs really do seem to show well vis Bordeaux. The 75 Mondavi Reserve we had last year at the Cos/Pl offline was the hands down favorite over the 75 PL.