clayfu wrote:how was the storage condition on most of the wines? Any notes? i love me some mondavi reserve.
I'll post my actual notes tomorrow. I've been meaning to the past couple days, but just haven't gotten to it and I feel like crawling into bed right now. I expected others to post some stuff already. EDIT: Ok, you just made me go pull out my notebook to make my notes below complete even before clicking post the first time.
I'll start with....I won the door prize!
As for the wines a quick thing about a few of them:
The '77 was pretty gone and very porty. Heavy bricking, plumby, acidic. afranke actually went back to it at the end to drink it like a desert wine.
The '79 was sorta ok, but on a decline. Fig on the nose, dark cherry, good body, chocolate, lots of sediment. I really hope the '79 MAG I won turns out much better.
The '81: Dust, toast. Sour cherry mid palate/acidic. Decent balance. 12.7%
The '88 was my favorite (along with a few other people) and was very funky barnyard/dirty, earthy, mushroom and stuff. Myself and a couple others went back to it at the end and finished it off.
The '95 was also rather good and probably my second favorite. Still some tannin, complex, black cherry, still has heat, nice long finish. People went back to this one at the end and finished it off as well.
The '96 many thought to have a few hints of being slightly corked. Big fruit, big alcohol taste. 13.5%
The '97 was sadly cooked. And this was supposed to be the best vintage of the bunch too.
The '98 - Very dark, black pepper, blackberry, hint of mint. Big tannins & heat on finish. 13.5%
The '99 - muted fruit nose. burst of fruit attack, but quick to a bitter tannic finish. 14.1%
The '94 Regular Cab - Shoepolish nose, bitter finish. 15%
The '05 Oakville Cab - Oak, vanilla, olive
Much of what I have above also came from listing to what others had to say, as I really suck at descriptors.
In a Glorious Marriage.Woot with cheron98