I have 2 bottles of this lovely vintage...alas the winery themselves have no info regarding these. I contacted them and they say their info doesn't go back that far?!! Unbelievable. Anyone out there care to help me? Please. I know that RH was the pioneer in California Merlot production and that they started in 1976...that's all I have folks. Thanks
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I agree with Vitis Vinifera.

Having said that, I'd be happy to help you formulate an opinion when you open it.

You know, I bought a mixed case of some old California wines at auction -- I suspected that most of them were over the hill -- stuff like 1967, 1970, 1974 -- all red wines from second and third tier vinyards. I think I paid like $250 for a 19-bottle lot. I'm a gambler, and I was intrigued. Imagine my shock when the best bottles in the bunch (there were five) were the 1974 Fetzer Cab. This wine just blew me away, and all five bottles tasted exactly alike. We drank it all up, and I think those five bottles were worth the $250 by themselves. One of the bottles had an original price tag still on it -- $3.99.

Just goes to show you, you never know....

Semper ubi sub ubi!

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