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1978 S.L.V.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • “Just opened a bottle last night, pulled from a friends cellar a generous friend, I might add. The cork broke and the initial pour was questionable. Within fifteen minutes, the second pour was a revelation, with a dark, black fruit nose mingled with olive tapenade and spice. The palate was strutting a lush mouthfeel and plenty of fruit. This wine caught everyone by suprise, and was a joy to consume. At 13 percent alcohol, this wine still has a life ahead of it. ”
  • – TJ Christie, Cincinnati, OH
  • March 06, 2010
  • “Another amazing wine. Though slightly more evolved on the nose than the 1976, there is a density and richness to this wine that is jaw-dropping. Generally, a wine this old will have lost its fruitiness and any sense of freshness, but not this one. It is drinking like a dream now and could hold another five years at least. 95 ”
  • – Leslie Sbrocco
  • June 01, 2006
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