Lawyer. Lover. Drinker.
Birth year wines are a tricky thing. We all want them to show well because we are opening them for an occasion. ‘81 North Coast is not a vaunted vintage but this is the the 3rd year in a row I’ve shared a birthday bottle with one of my all time favorite females....and each and every time the ‘81s deliver. Fully mature and delicious. The fruit is still going strong, ripe plum, tobacco, sandalwood and blackberry. Lots of length and silk on silk. — 10 hours ago
Still holding on very well and didn’t fade over the course of the night. There was a Amarone type of raisin dominated character, Asian spices, a dash of pepper maybe. Less vibrancy than the bottle we had a couple years ago but great to see two ‘66 Burgs doing so well at 53 tonight. — 4 days ago