1990: Complexity of Youth 1980: A Big, Ripe, Tannic Vintage 1970: Maturing Gracefully Related Link: California Cabernet Alphabetical Chart California Cabernets Show Their Age The 1970 and 1990 vintages are outstanding, while 1980 is very good By James Laube The stigma lives on in the minds of many -- California wines don't age well.
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