Tuesday, January 13, 2009

1965 BV Georges de Latour Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Last week I tasted a 1965 BV Georges de Latour Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. By a narrow margin, this is the oldest Napa wine I have tasted. Excited to try my first Andre Tchelistcheff produced (produced, not consulted) wine, I must say this did not disappoint. I did not take notes, but recall that it was red fruited, subtly flavored, elegantly textured, slightly mineral, still alive and well. A really elegant wine, especially for Napa Cab. Even Luc Ertoran would drink a glass. Hey Luc, Africa may be the future, but, as it relates to wine, sometimes I do believe that Napa is the future, so long as it hails from the distant past!

Alright, no more California wine notes for a while, I am well aware of the name of this URL....


David McDuff said...

Hey, '65 Cali Cab may not be old world but it's close enough to old school to fit the bill, that is assuming you allow "old school" to apply to vino, not just music.

BTW, let me know ahead of time next time you decide to uncork something from my birth year. I'll try to convince you to wait until I'm there to help.

Joe Manekin said...

Absolutely, the 'old school' in 'old world old school' refers to both music and winemaking.

Ok, '65, got it. In this case, it was just a quick taste at work as someone had opened a bottle.