Discovering a 10+ year old bottle of wine in the cellar is always an interesting surprise. Opening it up and discovering it still tastes great is better than a gold sprinkled ice cream sundae!  This particular 12 year old red wine has certainly aged well. The silver and bronze medal winner from Delaney is a bold blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.  The light dusty red color is enticing to watch for us wine geeks during the first pour.  Some color fading is noticeable, but not unexpected for this well matured wine.  It’s still quite dry and medium bodied with nice smooth softened tannins that linger. You’ll note pleasant vanilla notes with well balanced fruit flavors making this red quite enjoyable to swirl and sip again and again. This is just beyond excellent wine for its age.  If you told your wine friends you paid $100 for this bottle, they would probably believe you.  Impressions are always good, so impress well with this one.  Cheers!

IMG_8066 - Delaney Vineyards & Winery - Three Daughters - 2003