The 33 year-old 1987 Villa Mt. Edan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon cost under $18 back then, had 12.8% alcohol, and scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of 20.

Brick color all around, soft tannins after decanting, and it opened within 15 minutes. Smoke, black fruits, blueberry, and some pepper, the wine was still holding nicely after hitting perfection about ten years ago.

We served it with a cheese burger, home grilled, and sweet potato fries,

Wines like this one proved once again that you just don’t need all the modern high alcohol wines to develop and really enjoy and still be able to drive home from a friends or a BYOB. This was my last one.In Vino Veritas.