Category Archives: 1992

1994 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

I thought this was the least interesting of the bunch. One of those vintages that put Napa Valley on the map. On the nose, bouquet, medium intensity, black cherry, cassis, serious 2×4, spice, but mainly lots of oak, and not earthy. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, dark berry milkshake, not that great of a finish.  At least it didn’t cost as much then.    

1992 Apex Merlot

This was the best wine in a flight of serious clout. On the nose, evolved bouquet, medium+ intensity, baked plums, nice veggie component, tobacco leaf, powdered cocoa, some spice, some dusty earth, and not oaky. On the palate, dry, nicely structured, medium tannin, medium acidity, very nicely balanced, good spice, fruit, and dusty complex finish. Over achieved for what this wine cost back in the day. I do not think the wines they are making today will last this long.    

1992 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

I found this cool shot of the Golitzin male posse. Last Saturday I tasted the 92, I have tasted many back vintages of this winery, and all have delivered, all the hype is pretty accurate, great vineyards, great pedigree of wine making, and great wines. I was pretty shocked at how bright and juicy the fruit was for being in bottle for 15 years. They have their finger on the button, like Jerry Garcia finger on the button. The 92 had the almost perfect blend of juicy black cherry and blueberry fruit, creamy cassis, chocolate, tobacco, minty green leaves, beautiful concentration, and amazing finish.