New Lifetime Favorite Wine

BV Georges de LatourLast night I had the surreal experience of having a wine that makes my lifetime favorites list. Indeed, this wine must be within the top 3 that I have ever tasted. Last night we went over to the apartment of our new friends Jeff and Andrea, for a night of food, drinks and the fantastically fun Rock Band. Our hosts were incredibly gracious and a very good time was had by us all (and I realized that I’m *terrible* at that game!).

The compassion of our hosts did not end with just some wine and snacks, however. I had brought along a bottle of 2002 Cabernet from a former wine club winery for us, Bartholomew Park. While quite good, that wine was (not surprisingly) blown away by the bottle that he so kindly opened for us all, the 1995 BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Oh my God. I couldn’t believe the dark, barely browning color, the huge and thick nose and the sensual mouth of this wine. What a revelation. It was pure liquid beauty. Like I said before, this wine has to rank in the top 3 that I have ever had, alongside the 2001 Georis Clos des Moutons and the 1998 Lafite Rothschild (the wine that made me “get it”). Yum.

A very heartfelt thank you to Jeff and Andrea for such a wonderful night!

Vinopanion: Ward Kadel - @drXeNo

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Ward Kadel - @drXeNo is the founder of Vinopanion wine blog, former West Coast Ambassador & Staff Blogger for and former Le Wine Buff for (CIVB). He will try any and all wines and tends to write about the parts of his life that include virtually all of it! He and his wife grew up in Napa and Sonoma and they still live in the Napa Valley. Check out the wines he's recommended with his WKBadges. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Like #Vinopanion on Facebook. Contact him: "Ward at". Ward happily accepts samples but does not guarantee a review, positive or negative.
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