Sunday, October 19, 2008

1978 & 1979 Jekel Cabernet

10/15/08-Jekel 1978 & 1979 Cabernet Reserve and 1978 regular cabernet.
These wines were tasted in the early 80's by the Northern California Wine Society, and at that time exhibited very intense vegetal flavors. Surprisingly, the vegetal component was not apparent in these wines, and all three were showing excellent ageing, with minimal browning and no negatives. The 79 was particularly enjoyable and one member chose it over numerous young wines for her dinner wine. Excellent examples of California cabernet ageability.

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