This extraordinary wine is backward and unevolved, but even neophytes will recognize its potential greatness. The opaque, saturated, dark purple color reveals no sign of age. The huge, smoky, oaky, blackcurrant, herb, and vanillin-scented nose only hints at what will be achieved with further evolution. Sweet, decadently rich, dense, highly extracted flavors are wrapped around a full-bodied, chewy, super-concentrated, moderately tannic wine that, ideally, needs 7-8 more years of cellaring. It is a 25 to 30 year California Cabernet Sauvignon that is just beginning to become civilized. A potential legend in the making! 97WA
*Photo is actual bottle for sale.
1 inch below the shoulder. Label is excellent shape. Purchased from validated auction house. I...
This wine is from a single owner, properly cellared. Mid shoulder fill. Historically important, 1973...
*Actual bottle with actual vintage is the photos 2 and 3.
Very good condition.