If you get a chance, check out today’s Wall Street Journal and their wine columnists’ review of Napa’s cult Cabernets ("A Cult Worth Joining").
I enjoy reading Dorothy J. Gaiter’s and John Brecher’s weekly column, "Tastings," and today they report on their experience with Napa’s rarest and most expensive wines.
I won’t spoil the fun of their findings—they got most of them right and handed out a couple of tough reviews. My only disappointment is that they didn’t taste the way they usually do—blind.
They tasted these wines knowing full well what they were and what they cost.
I’m sure they’ll go back to their old ways next time. And next year if they revisit the cults, I’m hoping they do so blind and with a ringer or two.
Read James Laube's report on California Cabernet in the Nov. 15, 2006, issue of Wine Spectator.