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2007 Frank Family - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Medium to full body. 2 hour decant. Decent Napa cab nose, very short finish, weak fruit with somewhat biting tannins on the close. Hopefully this was an off bottle as I've had many $20 Napa cabs that are much better.

(Tasted Dec 21, 2014)

2004 Montrose
Took a chance on this with a great friend visiting from out of town. This was absolutely thrilling. Textbook, deep Bordeaux nose and very dark color. For a 2004, this was "thick" and just amazing to drink with steak. Tannins well integrated into the full bodied wine with a beautiful nose. Kicking myself I didn't buy more of this. Plenty of life left in the wine so no rush at all.

(Tasted May 8, 2014)

2004 A Rafanelli - Cabernet Sauvignon - Unfiltered
Wow, last few bottles were amazing. Definitely in the sweet spot on this one. Really nice acidity, big fruit, subtle oak. This wine is rock'n.

(Tasted Jun 15, 2013)

2006 A Rafanelli - Cabernet Sauvignon - Unfiltered
Slightly out of balance. Almost liquor like with somewhat harsh tannins. That said, it went great with steak and provided plenty of hedonistic pleasure. A huge wine that will probably be better in a few years. Plenty of sediment so best to decant. I have never tasted a cab this huge from Sonoma County.

(Tasted Apr 6, 2013)

2007 Chappellet - Merlot
Solid merlot. Pleasant flavors. Nothing particularly noteworthy. Not a $30-$40 wine. Solid Tuesday night wine that isn't on par with their signature cab which can be amazing

(Tasted Mar 30, 2013)

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