Saturday, July 12, 2008

1980 Silver Oak Cabernet, Napa Valley

Great Steak dinner...and more
FAB thick steak....
1980 yes 1980 Bottle of Silver Oak Cabernet....slightly tangy...then WOW Opened up....









Ok it's been a day since I posted the above so I'm coming back to try and make more sense for "tasting" notes.
Upon opening, wine was sort of vinergary, but had a FABULOUS nose. I SHOULD have decanted it to let it get some air..but...well...the Steak was already getting cold.
The more into the bottle, the better it was. Would HIGHLY suggest letting it stand for an hour or more before pouring. The tartness wore off and it was a very nice wine...full of fruit. I don't think in my storing it would have lasted much longer, so I'm happy it wasn't over the hill. BUY:? YES. Still has life in it.
It's just weird that....in 1980, I..well (blush) was still the BIG V if you know what I mean, had no kids, hadn't graduated from College yet..and LOTS of other stuff. I mean...this wine is 28 years old!!! WOW. I bought it in about 1989. Probably then it was around 30 bucks a bottle.

3 comments:

Mini Me's Room said...

That steak was SO good!!!

ness said...

it looks amazing...can't wait to tell you about the book we've been reading...it's all food, glorious food....

Lady Liberal said...

Judging by your enthusiasm for good wine and steak, I think we may have been separated at birth... ;)