Purchased for $32 from Wine Library during my 1997 California Cabernet binge.
I think I drank this way too early (in fact I know I did). The color's good, though nowhere near as concentrated as my 1998 Partal from Saturday night.
The wine doesn't have much of a bouquet - rather flat and unexciting.
Not sure if this stuff is worth $32 - perhaps it is in a shut down period, but it's not giving up much but oak and a tad o' blackberry-like flavors. Serious drying tannins invade the tongue and mask most fruit.
This may turn into a beautiful wine in 3+ years, but I'm too impatient.
Right now it's drinking like an 83 point wine. If you have some in your cellar - give it some time but don't expect a miracle when you open it as the fruit may not win the battle...
Edit - Apologies to Winetex - I missed your thread from June.
[ 09-09-2002, 08:20 PM: Message edited by: ShorttheWorld ]