1976 Ridge Montebello Cabernet

Yes, 1976!
We went out for Janell’s birthday and Don decided to get a bottle of 1976 since he had the ultimate connection.
The cork was a bit pushed in and moldy which is always makes your nerves a little sensitive.  Upon opening the cork was saturated but smelled very good.
The aroma was a pretty tannic with a touch of raspberry which was great to smell a little fruit.  The wine aged gracefully.  Upon first taste it was quite rustic with a definite taste of fine soil.
After about 45 minutes the wine was hitting its stride.  It had layers and had a nice finish.  Such a great wine for being about 34 years old.
Thanks Don and Janell!

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