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Posted: 4/11/06 at 11:03PM | IP Logged Quote Tony

This was an amazing cab when I first tasted it back in 1999.  Compared to the other reds that I was tasting that day, I recall this cab being amazingly flavorful and smooth, which spurred me to buy two bottles, at $30 per.  On a student's budget, that was a lot.  Later on, I'd discover that bottles of this 1997 Preston Vineyard Cab were selling for $100.

So I've been saving these bottles for a special occasion.  And the perfect occasion came up, my parent's 35th Anniversary, when we treated them to dinner at Tam O'Shanter, a steak place owned by the same people that run Lawry's.  The prime rib was a perfect compliment to this cab.

The cab was a clear, bright, ruby red color.  Not too many flavors were too evident to the nose, just a slight hint of alcohol.

It was amazingly smooth.  Tannins were very soft, almost nonexistant as it left a very clean finish on the palate.  I have to say I was expecting more of a bouquet of flavors, but the cab was simply very smooth.

One thing I did note was that it was VERY strong.  I had about two full glasses, and it made me exceptionally tired.  I usually can take a full bottle before I start feeling it.

I still have one bottle of this left, along with two 2000s.  They're also waiting for the right occasion, whatever that may be.


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