Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Happy Birthday To You!

If you were born in the 1970s, you might still be able to drink a bottle of California wine from the year of your birth. We recently opened a bottle of 1975 Villa Mount Eden Cabernet Sauvignon. While it was not a particularly memorable wine, it was remarkable how intact it was after 30 some odd years. Same for a bottle of 1975 Cuvaison Cabernet Sauvignon made by Phillip Togni from old vines at the Gamble Vineyard. This one was awesome. A bottle of 1975 Raymond Cabernet didn't fair so well. You have to be careful with old bottles, but many California wines from the nineteen seventies were built to last.

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