Originally Posted By: Charlie Chadwick
2005 David Coffaro Aca Modot

Ruby red, faintly translucent. Bright cherry and spice nose. On the palate there are cherries, plums, bit of cedar box. The fruit is still bright, a bit simple at this point but pleasant. Air and food bring out a peppery note. Soft tannins, nice acidity and balance. Finishes moderately long with red fruits. At 17 years on, this is fading but still very nice. I'd drink up in the 3 to 4 years. 64% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14 % Cabernet Franc; 14% Merlot; 8% Petite Verdot. "B+" but on a down slope.


Interesting, Charlie, that this is still hanging in there. Closure: cork/screw cap/Neo-corq??
The Aca Modot wine comes from a small hill on the back of the property that once housed an Indian settlement 100's of yrs ago. I've walked that vnyd w/ David. If you paw around in the soil, you can turn up poker chips and bits of roulette wheels from the Casino they had there!!