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Godspeed Mt Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Godspeed Vineyard on Mt Veeder
We bought a case of half bottles (375ml) of Godspeed Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 during a visit to the producer high atop Mt Veeder during our 2011 Napa Valley Mt Veeder Wine Experience. We knew at the time that it was nearing end of its drinking window but thought it would serve as 'pizza' wine - suitable for casual every day drinking. We didn't drink (all of) it and this is the result as its now beyond its drinking window.
Clearly past its drinking window at this stage and borderline drinkable
at all. Rust bricking at the rim and a barnyard funkiness settling in on
the nose and overtaking the remaining fruit tones. Tasting with
some hearty cheese but likely will pour and open something else. Still
consumable but life is too short for wine such as this when I know
better. Perhaps some remnant as a cooking wine but caveat emptor. Drinking from a 375 bottle. Perhaps the 750 and larger are not so far
gone since larger bottles generally age better than smaller ones.