Posts Tagged 1996

1996 Chateau St. Jean ‘Cinq Cepages’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

It's always a treat to try a well-aged Cabernet Sauvignon, particularly one with the lineage of Cinq Cepages. The cork was in pristine condition, always a good omen. The nose fairly leapt out of the glass: Polished leather cloaked rich layers of... Read more

1996 Dom Perignon Champagne, France

One of our favorite Champagnes, and a few years in the bottle have brought it to cosmic harmony. Fresh bread and toast in the nose give way to refined citrus notes. MSRP: $120 (November 2006) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1996 Magnotta Winery ‘Millennium’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Ontario, Canada

At 8 years old, this wine is fully mature and throwing fine sediment. Ripe aromas of cigar box, cellar door, cherries and currant, with a note of anise. Medium-full in body. The tannins are resolved. This is the most concentrated Canadian red wine I... Read more

1996 St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa

Served from a magnum, this wine is mellow and integrated, with soft red fruits and tobacco notes. Ready to drink now. MSRP: N/A (August 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1996 St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain

Served from a magnum, the wine is still young, with a dark ruby color. Complex and a bit closed yet, offering up dusty currant fruit, tobacco leaf, cedar, olive and mocha. The tannins are just starting to soften up. MSRP: N/A (August... Read more

1996 Belvedere Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

A Classic Dry Creek Cab, offering black cherry, cedar, cassis, menthol and hints of minerals. The grapes for this bottling were grown on Bradford Mountain, known for its Tuscan-like red volcanic soils, and the resulting wine won a gold medal at the... Read more

1996 DeLoach Early Harvest Gewurztraminer, Russian River Valley

Crisp grapefruit and rose petal aromas, and sweeter fruit flavors in the mouth. This clean, balanced wine stands up as an aperitif or as a refreshing quaffer with brunch or spicy Asian dishes. MSRP: N/A (March 1998) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1996 Martini & Prati Vino Grigio, California

Complex enough for the ost discriminating palate, yet soft and fruit-forward enough to wow the White Zin crowd. Vanilla and green apple aromas jump out of the glass, accompanied by honeysuckle and ripe honeydew melon nuances. Nicely balanced and... Read more

1996 Martini & Prati ‘Gatto Selvaggio’ Moscato Bianco, California

This Muscat Canelli bottling is clean, crisp, slightly spritzy and refreshing, with a floral nose, and apple and pear flavors. MSRP: N/A (March 1998) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1996 Buena Vista Sauvignon Blanc, California

Luscious peach, fig, lime and mineral notes in a sweet-finishing, pleasing style. MSRP: N/A (March 1998) Wine Lines rating:... Read more