Nearly a year ago my wife and I went out for our anniversary and had a bottle of 2014 Jason Stephens Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Clara Valley. I was happy that I had picked what I felt was a great wine and my wife was raving about how much she enjoyed it. We’ve tried many different varieties of reds since but she always talks about how great that wine was on our anniversary night. Luckily I was able to buy a couple bottles of this smaller producer online. I thought maybe the fun night and memories were associated with the wine we had and that maybe it wasn't as great as we remembered. A couple days ago we opened a bottle and that certainly wasn't the case
I want to buy a few bottles from the year we got married, 2013. Something that's age worthy and similar to the 2014 Jason Stephens. The wine is a blend : 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc. It's also been aged 30 months in 25% New American Oak, which I found interesting. Maybe that’s why it’s a bit different from everything else we’ve had. I was looking into Bordeaux but looks like 2013 wasn't a great year so now I'm leaning back towards California. Anyone have recommendations of an age worthy wines that fits a similar description? This is something I'd like to open in 2023 for our 10 year and perhaps another in 2033 too. Thanks!