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#1 Post by garyc328i » November 17th, 2011, 5:36 pm

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#2 Post by mike pobega » November 17th, 2011, 6:02 pm

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#3 Post by J. Singleton » November 17th, 2011, 6:04 pm

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#4 Post by Todd F r e n c h » November 17th, 2011, 6:07 pm

Hard to say, really, but I'd have a hard time finding a cab I enjoy more than good vintages of Mondavi Reserve, like '01.
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#5 Post by Roy Piper » November 17th, 2011, 6:11 pm

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#6 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » November 17th, 2011, 6:16 pm

Beringer Private Reserve rarely disappoints and I dig Forman too.
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#7 Post by Joe Hauck » November 17th, 2011, 6:26 pm

Montelena Estate for me.
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#8 Post by Harris Goldberg » November 17th, 2011, 6:32 pm

Seven Stones is pretty pretty good...
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#9 Post by M. Dildine » November 17th, 2011, 6:41 pm

Ridge Monte Bello.

[For the record, I also dabble in some assorted TRB Napa Cabs]
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#10 Post by K John Joseph » November 17th, 2011, 6:45 pm

1997 Harlan (a good bottle tasted double blind) is the best cab I've ever had. But, if we are picking our tried & true, I've enjoyed almost every vintage of Dominus that I have ever had, and it ages very well. 2007 and 2008 were both incredible, although very different.
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#11 Post by Tyler McAfee » November 17th, 2011, 7:38 pm

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#12 Post by Eric Werner » November 17th, 2011, 8:18 pm

Tie between 1994 Montelena Estate and the 1997 Lokoya Howell Mountain.

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#13 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » November 17th, 2011, 8:25 pm

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#14 Post by Jim V a n P e l t » November 17th, 2011, 8:26 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:Hard to say, really, but I'd have a hard time finding a cab I enjoy more than good vintages of Mondavi Reserve, like '01.
+1. Within reason, the older the better for me on Mondavi Reserve.

For value to performance, I'll always look to Anderson Conn Valley Reserve, which is always (confusingly to me) available at a significant discount.

For those days I want to pretend that I'm one of the "1%"...I really dig what Continuum is doing.

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#15 Post by T Welch » November 17th, 2011, 8:28 pm

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For those days I want to pretend that I'm one of the "1%"...I really dig what Continuum is doing.
Let me know when you pop that Continuum, so I can pitch a tent on your lawn.
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#16 Post by Jim V a n P e l t » November 17th, 2011, 8:35 pm

Truett W e l c h wrote: Let me know when you pop that Continuum, so I can pitch a tent on your lawn.
LOL! You'd be pitching your tent next to my tent:) And then we'd probably be asking each other "did you bring the corkscrew":)!

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#17 Post by Randy Bowman » November 17th, 2011, 8:39 pm

Can't be done. There are so many good Cabs and new innovative winemakers, its hard to pick one.

The 1969 and 1970 Inglenook were outstanding
The 1986 Berringer was kick ass
The 1994 Silver Oak was a sleeper that didn't show til it aged
The 2000-2004 Araujos were beautiful
The Last of the Colgin Herb Lamb and the Herb Lamb's Cabs were monumental
The 2006 Ghost Horse Apparition was phenomenal
The 2009 Hobel, after 13 hours open blew them all away

All are different styles, just as my palate has changed. I would love to revisit the early Inglenooks.
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#18 Post by J. Singleton » November 17th, 2011, 8:41 pm

Maybe we should make this a "Your favorite current producer" since odds are I won't be scoring and sweet cab from '67 or whatever... newhere
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#19 Post by Tom Lee » November 17th, 2011, 8:52 pm

I've had better bottle from other producers but will cast a vote for Spottswoode for making delicious, age worthy wines year in and year out. Vis a vis some already mentioned they are priced fairly and have a track record going back 20 years.

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#20 Post by Steve Saxon » November 17th, 2011, 8:54 pm

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#21 Post by jbray23 » November 17th, 2011, 9:05 pm

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#22 Post by Bruce Rudman » November 17th, 2011, 9:10 pm

2007 Myriad Dr. Crane blew anything else that year away but a Realm To Kalon from that vintage was pretty damn close. I had a 2002 Herb Lamb that was amazing. A 2005 Maiden was sublime. Too many great wine to have to pick just one.
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#23 Post by T. Altmayer » November 17th, 2011, 9:39 pm

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#24 Post by Jim V a n P e l t » November 17th, 2011, 11:40 pm

In my earlier post, I might have misunderstood the question. I thought it was "what would you go to, year after year". Perhaps that's not the question that was asked. If the question is "what specific wine/vintage" represents your favorite "cab", I would go with a 1959 Lafite. Not all cab, but certainly mostly Cab.

It it needs to be California, it'd be a 1973 Mayacamas.

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#25 Post by Bob Wood » November 17th, 2011, 11:43 pm

Mt. Eden, any vintage, but especially the 1973 which was beyond memorable. It was panty-dropping.
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#26 Post by Tim Corliss » November 18th, 2011, 12:07 am

Maybach. So enjoyable I've only opened a few because I want to save them.

That said, I'm digging Myriad, Rudius and Jones Family.
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#27 Post by Tim Corliss » November 18th, 2011, 12:36 am

Bob Wood wrote:Mt. Eden, any vintage, but especially the 1973 which was beyond memorable. It was panty-dropping.
I've only had the 2006 but I can see where you are coming from.
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#28 Post by Bud Carey » November 18th, 2011, 2:21 am

Maybach and Myriad for me.
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#29 Post by Chris Presutti » November 18th, 2011, 3:52 am

Bud Carey wrote:Maybach and Myriad for me.
Lately, my favorite Cabs to drink are Bud's Maybach and Myriad. neener

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#30 Post by C 0 R E Y M. » November 18th, 2011, 3:59 am

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#31 Post by Humberto Dorta » November 18th, 2011, 4:23 am

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#32 Post by Victor Hong » November 18th, 2011, 4:40 am

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#33 Post by ray ormand » November 18th, 2011, 5:19 am

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#34 Post by Jay Carroll » November 18th, 2011, 5:28 am

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#35 Post by Eric Adams » November 18th, 2011, 7:14 am

Shafer HS and DR Stephens Moose Hill

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#36 Post by Mark F r a n k s » November 18th, 2011, 7:24 am

Greatest I've had? '91 Seavey, '94&'95 Bryant, '92 Harlan, '95 Araujo

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#37 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » November 18th, 2011, 7:39 am

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#38 Post by Blake J o h n s o n » November 18th, 2011, 8:20 am

All Time - 1990 Mondavi Reserve
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#39 Post by Jim Sawitzke » November 18th, 2011, 8:40 am

Not exactly sure but I'd probably choose between a well aged Montelena Estate and a well aged Mondavi Reserve. Although I suspect a properly aged Dominus (which I have not had) would be in the mix too.

I'm assuming domestic...otherwise it's a whole different discussion.

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#40 Post by mikeveilleux » November 18th, 2011, 8:43 am

For me, it's Chimney Rock, Shafer and Sherwin

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#41 Post by Sean Moore » November 18th, 2011, 8:46 am

Maybach and Quilceda Creek.
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#42 Post by Tom Moore » November 18th, 2011, 8:57 am

Mondavi reserves as well for me. Even the regular cabs in great years are special (94, 97, 01.......).
Believe it or not had a 93 Foxen cab reserve that was insane and I can still remember tasting and that was back in 1997!
Haven't seen the bottling since.

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#43 Post by mark rudner » November 18th, 2011, 9:06 am

kapcsandy. they're getting the balance right for me.

old favorites are foley claret and pride reserves. i still love them but find myself moving away from the more decadent style.

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#44 Post by Walt Hoehler » November 18th, 2011, 9:40 am

Monte Bello
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#45 Post by Daniel Hall » November 18th, 2011, 10:43 am

Forman as overall producer, '78 Montelena for specific bottle.

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#46 Post by Henry Willmore » November 18th, 2011, 10:52 am

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:Laurel Glen.
The 1992 is my favorite Cab.

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#47 Post by Bob Hunnicutt » November 18th, 2011, 11:01 am

Best I've sampled recently: Trione 2007 Block 21 Alexander Vly
Best bang for the buck most years: Clos du Bois Alexander Vly
What I usually drink: 10-15 yr old Kenwood Jack London or Artist Series
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#48 Post by Scott Brunson » November 18th, 2011, 3:04 pm

06 Schrader CCS

also 07 Continuum but I guess I can't really refer to it as a Cab

I'll also give love to Drinkward-Peschon for punching way above its price
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#49 Post by Phil S t a f f o r d » November 18th, 2011, 3:46 pm

Abreu Thorevilos rocks...cab blend, I know...

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#50 Post by Ross W » November 18th, 2011, 4:15 pm

HL Cab for a pure cab. Best Cab in Cali for my palate
Kapcsandy Gran Vin for a blend. Best red in Napa IMO.

Monte Bello, Togni and Montelena Estate are all in the top for me as well.
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