Bygone Era

Alpha Omega

ERA Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Aged out nicely. Smoke and sweet tannins build for a well defined AO. — 21 days ago

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Hartwell Vineyards

Estate Reserve Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

The end of an era....still enjoying my last allocations from Hartwell. Will enjoy the new adaptation in Realm. Hard not to drink entire bottle. Big and bold and fruity. Great finish. — a month ago

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Château La Gaffelière

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Drinking fairly well right now considering the era — 2 months ago

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1981

After a spirited tussle between myself and the Durand vs a dry and crumbly cork I was able to double decant this and segregate away the remnants of floating debris. I was immediately struck by the bouquet which was unmistakably borne from Cabernet Franc (and I believe this blend is less than 10%). It was a positive sign. The wine is completely intact and boasts ample fruit albeit waning acidity. Simple Concord grape, bruised black plum and sweet oak flavors are holding on 2 hours in. This has some time left, but not much. This is a testament to Opus One quality in the early days (I believe this was the 3rd or 4th vintage) and while I think the ‘87-‘97 era was their best, this is an profound example of an exemplary wine at age 37! — 4 months ago

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Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

7th grade for me, my math teacher is probably 81 now, I’ll give her you’re number
Bill Bender

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First year of kindergarten @Severn Goodwin ? How many years did you spend there!!?
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I don’t discriminate on age @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum but I draw the line at Algebra lovers. No thank you.

Louis M. Martini

Special Selection California Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1963

Antonio Galloni
9.2

An absolute joy to taste and drink. Translucent, in the glass, with terrific brightness to the red berry fruit. A great example of the era. — a day ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Wow! I drank this wine as an undergraduate at u of Arizona. Cost under $2 dollars. Wish I was there to taste.
Jeff D.

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Bear down!!

Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barolo Nebbiolo 1971

Antonio Galloni
9.6

The best bottle of the 1971 I have ever had. Tremendous fruit intensity, power and depth, with none of the barnyard flavors that afflict many bottles. What fine, aged Barolo from this era is all about. Superb. — a month ago

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Bodegas Celaya

Bayanegra Tempranillo Bobal 2017

Quite smooth. 12.99 era — 3 months ago

Adelina Wines

Grenache 2006

From an era not known for its longevity, but you had held up well.
Big, but balanced. Peppery.
— a day ago

Tyler

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2009

Rick K
9.3

Found this in the odd lots bin at Kadota's Liquor near my old high school in Hilo, Hawaii a few days ago. Freaking delicious! Earthy, cherries, but very high toned for a SB Pinot of this era. Wish I still had some of this in my cellar. Justin was killing it from Day 1. — a month ago

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Ken Wright Cellars

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Mia moglie sarebbe duro per questo pinot noir da Willtmett. Le piace la bicchiere seconda piu dopo e’ aperto. Ma dice che non vale la pena di trenta dollari. Era meglio di bere il giorno prossimo. — 3 months ago