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WTN: A Staggeringly fine Cal Cab. with a story

by Jim Grow » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:54 pm

Over the past 3-4 years I have visited a wine retailer in Ft. Wayne and found 4 bottles of 2004 Staglin Cabernet on the floor and NOT moving. On four separate occasions I talked to the manager and said I'd give the store $50 for one of those knowing that the discounted price of $85.99 would sit there forever. Each time I found the manager present he gladly accepted the offer. Now I am down to my last bottle after tonight, and a very fine bargain it was. Tonight I was able to pay a lot of attention to the wine but that was not required. The nose exploded from the bottle with 2 hrs. of decant time in wide mouth decanter and pared very fine with a rib eye on a beautiful spring nite. The nose was FULL of eucalyptus and little fruit but the palate made up for it with huge amounts of cassis and more eucalyptus. This is, I imagine, what a cult cabernet must taste like.
abv of %14.9............I'm still sipping it "Oh my God this is sooo good".
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Re: WTN: A Staggeringly fine Cal Cab. with a story

by David M. Bueker » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:21 pm

Staglin eventually became a mini-cult wine, so your imagination was not playing tricks on you.
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Re: WTN: A Staggeringly fine Cal Cab. with a story

by Jenise » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:34 am

Great choice, smart negotiating.
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