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Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards

Since the winery’s first commercial release in 1987, Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards have been producing world class wines. With a primary focus on high-end Cabernet Sauvignon, the 40-acre estate produces their wines in smaller quantities, making them difficult to obtain. Owner Todd Anderson centers most of his attention on perfecting their flagship wine, a Bordeaux-style blend that pays homage to the attractive wines of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion of the Right Bank, while also giving devoted time to special releases that have often been made from less-common varietals such as Petite Syrah. Anderson’s Conn Valley wines are quintessential examples of thoughtful winemaking techniques used to create complex and opulent characteristics in every bottle.

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1994
1 In Stock
750ml
WS91
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Tasting Notes

WS91
Marked by an appetizing gamy edge, the core of cedar and currant is dense and intense, finishing with big, chewy tannins and lots of finesse.
WA90
The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, a tight but burgeoning nose of black fruits, white flowers, and earth. On the palate, it reveals a sweet, spicy, blackcurrant-flavored attack, medium to full body, and strong tannin in the finish. The middle needs to fill out a bit more. Give this wine 2-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the next 2 decades. As I have said before, the Cabernet Sauvignons produced at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyard represent a synthesis in style between the extravagant ripeness so frequently achieved in top California vintages, and the more elegant, restrained style produced in Bordeaux. Recent vintages are all consistently good, although the 1994 Cabernet may not be the hugely successful wine that so many other estates produced in this benchmark vintage. I would have expected it to be much better than the 1993. Admittedly, I saw the wine immediately after bottling (no fining or filtration take place at Conn Valley), but the wine tasted reticent, although impressive, and possibly meriting an outstanding score.

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