Another exceptional wine review contributed by our friend PasaRoblesCab (be sure to read the bolded text at the end):
Red and black fruit on the nose with some vanilla, and cedar. Beautiful open nose, with some plum.This is definitely one of the top three wines that I have ever had. It is next to the 1998 Mouton-Rothschild.
I have been fortunate enough in my profession to meet people who have the finances to "collect" and "invest" in wine, most of them are hedge fund traders, Venture Capitalist, or have earned it the hard way, Inherited it!, Regardless, after holding their hand (and their wallet) for a year or so until our project was completed, I have gotten to know them fairly well and have become more or less part of their Non-City existence. I have been invited to parties, vacation homes and on occasion, asked to partake in more than wine and cheese! Anyway, I will save that for my book which has been an ongoing project. Once the topic of wine comes up I have been escorted to some of the finest cellars we peasants could only dream of having. Some in the bellies of mansions, some separate out-buildings on the compound. I have seen cellars that have enough wine to pay for my home and cars twice over. But, whether rich or middle class, it all comes down to taste. I have come across people who have a 10,000 bottle cellar that love to drink an ordinary run of the mill California Cab, the kitchen wine fridge is stocked with Blackstone and Mondavi. All rich people don't drink B.V. Reserve on a daily basis. Their party guests don't guzzle Crystal and Dom by the case. These people need to spend their money and they buy large quantities of good wine that is going to, guess what, increase in value! It's all about the almighty buck. Of course it is nice when entertaining to escort a few guests to the tasting room and have $5,000 worth of wine decanted and ready for the tasting, or let someone randomly pick from the depths of the mahogany racks. What I am trying to get at is, the $100 bottle of B.V. I thoroughly enjoyed and reviewed for "The Guy and The Gal" is just as good as the Donati last night and the J. Kirkwood Merlot that's ready to be opened tomorrow.