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Vintage Drinkability Chart 2004-2009

Vintage Varietal/Name Drink/Hold Comments
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Drink Up Our first attempts at wine making.
What did I know about making wine....
I am from Phila. It’s finally come around, quite heavenly now that the acid has calmed down. Hope you still have some.
2005 Cabernet/the Song
Cabernet/The Duet
Drink now
Magic stuff. My first real success.
The sleeper of the vintage according to a number of our clients.
2006 Cabernet/ The Chorus
Cabernet Franc
Wow, is this good! Had some last night. Drink up.
2007 Cabernet / Reserve
Cabernet/The Symphony
Drink Now
Awesome wine, decant an hour+
Our first and only reserve so far.
Save some for later.
Decant for more nuance.
From a very young vineyard. Drink up
2008 Cabernet/Glen Ellen
Cabernet/The Harmony
Merlot/ Carneros
Drink Now
Sonoma Fruit, drink up now.
Still needs more time to reveal itself.
Moon Vineyard, dry farmed, hang on to some, it will be worth the wait.
Sleeper of the vintage.
2009 Cabernet/the Song
the Rhapsody
Cabernet Franc
Petit Verdot
Just coming it to its own with decanting
The star of the vintage. Hold on to some.
Still needs some time in the bottle
More good years left in the bottle
Delicious, but just you wait...Henry Higgins

If you find yourself looking at this list and saying to yourself, “Gee, I drank all those already”... here’s what you do: Buy yourself a wine storage unit, big or small, it allows you to mature wine 5/6 yrs down the line without worrying about proper storage conditions. That way you can buy more now, drink some now and then be assured that you can take avantage of long term development with that extra allotment you wisely bought.........Just a thought.