The cellar purge continues

1998 Kilikanoon Cabernet Sauvignon Claire Valley

Clearly not meant for long-term aging. Dark red, translucent at the rim. Barely detectible nose. Sharp red fruits on the palate, unpleasant and harsh. Out of balance. Finishes moderately long and harsh. "D"

1997 Volker Eisele Family Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Disappointing given the vineyard source. Tasted immediately after opening and again after 90 minutes. Bit reddish-brown color. Faint, plummy nose. Sharp on the palate, red fruits, undistinguished. Fine tannins, bit hot, sharp acidity, not well balanced. Finishes short and hot. "C-"

2005 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

I saw at least one tasting note on CT from this year that loved this wine. Not my experience. Although I can't pinpoint a specific flaw, it was so bad that I am assuming there is something wrong with this bottle. Light, translucent red color. Mushy nose. Foul on the palate. really dreadful.

Charlie