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Brian Gilp

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1999 Cal Cabs are in a happy place

by Brian Gilp » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:00 pm

O.K. This is based off of only 3 bottles and one of those was opened back in April but I have just loved the 1999's that I have opened this year. The aromatics on these three are not like anything I have experienced in other vintages and all are showing fully resolved with great balance. Maybe its just the three bottles I have had and not the vintage but I checked my notes on the Long Meadow Ranch and I was not so thrilled with it in April 2010. All are so good right now that I am looking to reload where I can but all I can find locally is more Togni which I plan to buy if its still available after the new year.

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Dutch Henry Chaffen Vineyard Reserve (4/12)
Long Meadow Ranch (12/12)
Togni (11/12)
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Re: 1999 Cal Cabs are in a happy place

by Jim Grow » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:53 am

Hey Brian, I opened a 1999 Verite "Le Muse" in Sept. and it was fabulous so I would agree.
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Re: 1999 Cal Cabs are in a happy place

by Mark Lipton » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:37 am

Jim Grow wrote:Hey Brian, I opened a 1999 Verite "Le Muse" in Sept. and it was fabulous so I would agree.


Good to hear, Jim. I've got one of those rotting in the cellar. It should be noted, though, that the La Muse is mostly (all?) Merlot.

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