Thanks to everyone for attending last night! We had a great time.
The most surprising element of the wines last night was the consistency. More than any of our other vintage nights, there were no duds in the lineup and all were holding up very well. Here is a photo of all the bottles... and every single one was finished, no half bottles for me to drink today
Left to Right:
-‘88 Benziger Sonoma Mountain Merlot
-'95 Paoletti Merlot (Napa)
-'00 Hawley Merlot (Sonoma - Dry Creek Bradford Mountain)
-'93 Jade Mountain Merlot (Napa)
-'99 Andrew Will Merlot Klipsun Vineyard (Red Mountain, Walla Walla)
-'00 Robert Keenan Winery Merlot Reserve (Napa - Spring Mountain)
'01 Reininger Merlot (Walla Walla)
-'95 Kendall Jackson Merlot Vintner's Reserve (Sonoma)
-01 Azalea Springs Merlot (Napa)
Despite bseverns continued efforts to persuade everyone that his Keenan was the best wine of the night, the biggest surprise and best wine of the night IMO was the 1999 Andrew Will Klipsun Vineyard Merlot (Red Mountain, Walla Walla) thanks to CAGrl.