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don’t be too jealous

don’t be too jealous 

Been saving this puppy for a long time. We popped it open on a cousins reunion weekend, threw down some filet mignon, and the party was on. Normally I’d just drink this all on its own and think about it without getting distracted by food, but you also have to open bottles like this with fellow grapefriends (and we had a magnum, so needed even more grapefriends). 

Sassicaia is a super Tuscan, which basically means it doesn’t adhere to Tuscany’s grape rules and uses non-regulation Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) and Cabernet Franc (15%). It was insanely silky and yet structured too, full of light tobacco, a berry’s worth of wild blackberry, hint of grilled meat. Lots of layers to dig through and think about.

Can’t drink these young. You can buy the 2006 we had for $399 (latest vintage is about $250).

We also opened some Chateau d’Yquem, a Sauternes made from Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, famous for allegedly producing only one glass of wine per vine of grapes. Don’t you wish you were my cousin??

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