1996 Conn Creek Anthology - Printable Version

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- winoweenie - 01-20-2004

An impeccibly balanced meritage of 52% Napa Cabernet, 28% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Franc. Always on my short list of "Must Buy" Meritages. Brite medium ruby. High floral nose with red fruits, cardamon, cinnamon, and vanilla. Silky entry, a medium weight center and a solid 4-lapper finish.This rather limited production wine (under 2000 cases) is on par with all the upper echelon wines from Napa IMHO. Not on the P/Q chart but still a value. 92/90. 45 by the box. WW

- micpic8 - 02-16-2004

Thanks for the info on this wine. I have a 96 & a 97. I haven't had this before and was curious what this wine was like. It was highly recommended to me. I guest they were right.

- winoweenie - 02-17-2004

See my posting on the 91 of this hummer I made summers. Thunk it mite have been on the Valentines dinner thingie. WW

- winoweenie - 08-06-2004

The second wine opened at the club today. This wine seems to be approaching its' zenith. Lovely wine that is a beautiful bottling that typifies the grape. Don't panic if you have this in the cellar because, IMHO, it will hold another 6-8 wif' no problemo. Balanced and beautifully crafted, this is one delicious bottling. Maybe a point higher than last bottle. WW

- winoweenie - 05-05-2007

Had another at lunch today. Brite ruby that's has a slight bricking at the rim. Lovely balance with stunnung nose and palate experiencing the same lovely aged meritage juice. No sign of decline so still holding strong. Would moniter yearly if you have the stash to do so. No change in scoring. WW