Thursday, January 1, 2009

1991 Guenoc Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Beckstoffer IV (USA, California, Napa Valley)

The nose has sweet cherries and red cassis. The color is still lively. The palate had an elegant sweet red profile. There are the red Bing cherries, the red currant, some not so ripe red raspberries, low sodium soy and worn leather. Very nice. This is still alive and vibrant with nary a sign of age. Harkens back to another time in Cali winemaking. The only signs of age are the very subdued fruits and the totally resolved tannins. There is still quite a decent acid level that keeps this moving forward. A decent finish makes this a real winner. (91/100)