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- winoweenie - 08-24-2005 08:07 AM

Deep ruby to purple. Nose has developed beautifully with violets, red fruits, plums, and vanilla. Smooth entry, solid center, and a 4&1/2 lapper finish. Still has some soft tannins that will take another 2-4 to resolve. Another fine bottle from the mighty Tom. 91/92 32 on futures. 14.5% alc. WW


- winoweenie - 09-03-2007 08:13 PM

Opened another for lunch today. Nose has progressed famously adding some nice mineral notes, saddle leather and earth. Great mouthfeel and solid center are still being shut down prematurely by some soft tannins. Maybe another 1-2 but tremendously enjoyable as is. No change in scoring. WW


- winoweenie - 01-12-2011 07:59 PM

Met for lunch with friend Mike yesterday and found the last of these in the cellar. Great stuff! Glad to finally get out and about. Alla' the guys who got a pour were killed !!!!!!!!!!!WW


- winoweenie - 07-12-2011 02:44 PM

:-o Looking for something to open for lunch yesterday and found this orpan hiding in bin 368 whispering "drinkmedrinkme". Being the accomodating nicie I be nachurally I accomodated. What a keep bottle of juice. Now comes the ole' shouda', coulda', woulda' bought more nonesense. Have yet to hsve s bottle from any vintage from Dehlinger that wasn't superior. WW


- newsguy - 08-04-2011 05:20 PM

I bought a mini-vertical of Dehlinger cab back in December. The '01 was very big and drank very young. Needs more than a few additional years to mature. The '99 was wonderful. Only decanted two hours and could have used at least 2 more. Beautiful fruit, structure and was developing secondary characteristics. Opened the '06 a couple months ago and that sucker was corked. MAJOR bummer. :-(


- winoweenie - 08-04-2011 06:26 PM

Newsie ole' fren! Whenced have youse been hidin'? Nice to see you're still out and about and still pursuing the great grape. E-mail me your # if it's been changed from 301-502-xxxx. WW vbatchelor3@msn.com