Friday, July 10, 2009

Conn Creek Anthology 2004

The 2004 Conn Creek Anthology from Napa, CA lived up to its reputation. Since the original Anthology in 1991, Wine Spectator has scored this wine 90+ every year. Wine maker Jeff McBride describes this wine as "having red and black fruit aromas and spicy flavors with nuanced expressions of creamy oak and berry cobbler. A robust wine balanced with silky tanins." This is a full-bodied wine made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petite Verdot. Be sure to decant this wine for 1-2 hours. If you can wait, I would keep it for another 3-5 years. Pairs well with a nice filet. The 2004 Anthology retails for about $50, which is a little high for this wine.

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