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Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:01 pm

WTN: Rafanelli CabSauv '93...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:27 pm

Working my way thru this box of older wines, I tried last night:
1. A.Rafanelli CabSauv DryCreekVlly/SonomaCnty (Unfltrd; 13.7%) Healdsburg 1993: Very dark color w/ some bricking; strong earthy/loamy/mushroomy rather blackcurranty/Cab/rustic/bit Bdx-like some toasty/Am.oak/vanilla bit chocolaty/licorice quite complex nose w/ lots of bass notes; fairly tart rather rough/rustic/earthy/loamy/bit Bdx-like some dusty/OV strong vanilla/Am.oak/charred some blackcurranty/Cab/licorice flavor w/ modest rough/coarse tannins; very long/lingering rather rough/rustic/earthy/loamy/Kansas root cellar/mushroomy fairly vanilla/toasty/Am.oak rather blackcurranty/Cab/licorice complex finish w/ light rough tannins; still very much alive and a rather rustic/old-timey Calif Cab; reminds a bit of the OV/rustic/Languedoc Cabs; a bit of the old Stag'sLeap Cabs but more rough/rustic & less polished; maybe a bit of the old Gemello Cabs; in amazingly good shape for its age.
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Been a good while since we've heard a good Patty Rafanelli story in these here parts of CyberSpace. Share yours.

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