1994 Dominus is singing now.

Nov 20, 2020,22:33 PM

If you know me then you know I drink Bordeaux almost exclusively. I dabble in Californian, certainly Italian, Douro, Chile, Australia and many other regions, but I always come back to Bordeaux. Even trading 100 pt Sassicaia for aged Bordeaux I can drink now. However, Bordeaux style aged Californian is exquisite. Recently, I’ve had 2002 Ridge Monte Bello, 1997 Ch. Montelena and last night a magnum of 1994 Dominus. The Dominus was on another level. Stylistically like a very fine Pomerol from a very good vintage with left bank First Growth quality. I finished the 1.5L. Not my finest moment. Lol. Perhaps a Covid related shutdown stress relief.... Time to live and appreciate what we have and who we love even if our circumstances are restricted. Bill, if you’re reading this I’d love to hear about some of your favourite native Californian wine experiences. Best of health to all and look forward to a glorious summer of 2021. 

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 By: Mr.Gatsby : November 20th, 2020-22:49

You sir....

 By: Mr.Gatsby : November 20th, 2020-22:49
Have fine taste. We are quite similar. Aged Bordeaux is always on the top of my drinking list. Have to agree Californians in the 90s are showing well... would love to try what you’re drinking. Are you on Instagram or other social media?

Done, responded

 By: Mr.Gatsby : November 21st, 2020-02:32

ROFL! Good one!

 By: amanico : November 22nd, 2020-00:20

Dominus is a go to...🍷🍷🍷

 By: myles721 : November 21st, 2020-01:55
I also like: Cade BV Private Reserve Opus One (the latest that comes to mind is the 2015) Caymus Select Reserve ...all good...cheers

Thank you for your insights

 By: emcquillan : November 21st, 2020-02:12
Haven’t had the Cade BV Private Reserve. I’ll have to look that up. I think the key for maximum enjoyment is age. Stylistically, I really like the aged Bordeaux blends from the Californian Terroir. Kindest regards,

Never tasted the 94 Dominus

 By: halkcb : November 21st, 2020-02:41
,but have drunk a magnum of 94 Chateau Montelena and 94 Stags Leap Cask 23 and they were all very representative of the very good 94 vintage. My personal favourite from that vintage is the Chateau montelena,not exactly Bordeaux in style, but still spectac... 

Thank you halkcb. Even though the Montelena

 By: emcquillan : November 21st, 2020-08:35
Is a Cabernet the ‘97 reminded me of the 1989 vintage in Saint Emilion. Some mild overripeness, but depth of flavour and complexity. The longer the aeration the more the Montelena had to express. It really took me by surprise. Definitely the 94 Dominus wa... 

Bordeaux style aged Californian wine; there are not many

 By: Jurry : November 21st, 2020-03:10
Cheers, enjoy (and where is the matching charcuterie or cheese?)

I should post food :)

 By: emcquillan : November 21st, 2020-08:38
I have a glass with dinner and then slowly sip over a a few hours after. So most of my wine enjoyment comes just by itself. The slower I savour the more I enjoy.

Wise words

 By: Jurry : November 22nd, 2020-03:25

Thank you Jurry

 By: emcquillan : November 22nd, 2020-12:26

Thank you BeckyJax1 :)

 By: emcquillan : November 21st, 2020-23:28