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. word counter

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 b Mobdro lend: 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! VidMate

Last edited by AmbrusFernas
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I’m not normally a cynic.  This is testing that. 

2013 CA Cab blend from just south of the peninsula for drinking in 2033?  Ridge Monte Bello. 

A bit less expensive, Mount Eden Cabernet. 

But, really???

Last edited by winetarelli

I don’t know about the other bottle, but The 2013 Ridge Monte Bello is an excellent suggestion and is a long-term play.  Give it 15 years from vintage date.

Dunn Howell Mountain may be 100% cab, but like the Ridge, it needs 15+ years.  Less expensive than the Ridge.

Phelps Insignia wouldn't be a bad choice. Very cab dominant Bordeaux blend with all five varietals. Generally drinks very well in those windows

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Another bullsh*t spam post that was lifted verbatim from someone else’s post on Tumblr awhile ago. 

This forum is dead folks.

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