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March 03, 2010

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I have one bottle of this. The deal is this; it will be opened and consumed upon the birth of my first born, which will be around July 21.

The acclaim and praise that this wine has received is noted in the Gorton Home, and my wife, Melissa has insisted and I promised, that I would not open until that day.

Furthermore, Gabriel, if its a boy, is a name that Melissa and I are considering, though it has nothing to do with the wine!

A coincidence or something that is meant to be...we will all find out together.

In the meantime, I look forward to September 25 just as much as July 21!

I love a good Cab Franc! This one sounds exceptional!

Outstanding story - nice to see the results are clear. Wines with this kind of story are right in my wheelhouse. We'll be seeking it out.

As much as I love the story, I don't love the label. Gabby looks like FDR and it doesn't work for me. But to each their own!

How many cases were made of this wine?

If anyone has an extra bottle they can send it to my house where it will be consumed forthwith. ;)

Did some of grapes from this block make it into any other blends?

Any idea of the drinking window on this wine? Mine are currently in the cellar.

A couple thoughts. Great job on this article. Glad you enjoyed this wine as much as I did! I n short, I think this is one of the best bottles to come out of LI in years and this should be the standard for Cab Franc in the region. I am lucky enough to have 4 bottles left. One of them I am definitely holding until I get the 2007, 2008, etc. versions to compare.

I thought 2006 was an uneven year on LI, but here is another excellent bottle from LI by a quality producer.

As far as the label, I think the photo may not be doing it justice. Maybe Gabby really does look like FDR (I wouldn't know!).

The only problem that I have with the packaging is that the glass bottle was so dark that I could not see how much wine was left, and I was unpleasantly surprised that this bottle was empty. :(

Bryan: I'm not sure what production was but not more than 150 cases I wouldn't think.

Dan: I'll bet you have 5-7 years more on it, but I won't claim to be a drinking window expert.

Steve: Funny that you mention the bottle itself. I know that starting with the 2007 edition of this wine, they've moved to a more-standard bottle (like what they put the blends in).

Yes I caught that bottle change.

Don't get me wrong, I have posted here in the past how much I love the Roanoke packaging, especially the heavy glass on the bottle. But I found myself holding up this bottle to the light, putting on my reading glasses to try to see how much was left and I couldn't.

So I just keep pouring.

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