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Cuvaison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1987, Cuvaison
Another reward for helping assess the private cellar. Deep, even purple colour with loads of cool, minty, cassis fruit. The palate is smooth, but medium bodied. Again plenty of ripe fruit and pencil-shaving notes, with soft tannin structure and orange-pith acidity. Finish is good, though a little short. 2nd night on this wine (after inert gas storage) finds it a little acidic and short. Maybe reaching end of drinking plateau, but still no great hurry.