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.