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April 29, 2011

1985 pink bubbly and 1995 Cali Cab

Dinner at the Ho residence.

1985 Veuve Clicquot Rare Vintage Rosé - as the label as "Rare Vintage" I'm assuming that this wasn't actually released onto the market years ago, but was disgorged only recently.  Nose was nice and slightly mineral, fruity with salty plum, caramelized sugar and honey.  The nose was still somewhat fresh which supported my guess that this was an "RD".

1995 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection - I had just had the 1997 vintage last night, and was curious to compare the two vintages.  Decanted for about 3 hours before we got to drinking it.  Nose was very grassy, pretty sweet, still pretty alcoholic, smoky, minty with strong notes of herbs.  Still a pretty full-bodied wine with good concentration.  This wine could easily last another 15-20 years.

Full post on dinner is here.

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