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- woodman4 - 04-06-2000

My neighbor recently discovered a forgotten case of 1976 Heitz Fay Vineyard Cab. Can this vintage wine stand up to 24 years of aging? What can we expect? It has been well cellared. Thanks.

- winoweenie - 04-09-2000

76 was the first of the drought years and the wines generally were hard on release, aged unevenly and some didn`t go the distance. I looked back on my tasting notes and found I drank my last bottle in 91. It was an extremely fine bottle as the Fay grapes are prone to be. I think if these bottles have good storage, You could have some fine drinking ahead. WW

- woodman4 - 04-09-2000

Thanks for the help WW. I'll let you know how it is.