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Day March 25, 2006

Charles Krug 1974 “Burgundy”

Tried a really amazing old wine today down at wine storage – the Charles Krug 1974 Napa Valley “Burgundy”, opened by Chuck Miller. The bottle was in perfect shape, and the wine itself amazingly spicy and lush. The term “Burgundy” here doesn’t really mean Pinot Noir, and the label merely says it’s choice “wine grapes,” which could mean it’s a mix of anything – cabernet, zinfandel, petite sirah. The color is fairly brick and orange, but it’s “old wine” spicy and complex. A real treat to taste, even though it’s very “weird” from a modern wine perspective.