I closed out my cellar about a year ago and, as you may have guessed, have been trying to give away or find excuses to drink what remains. Yesterday was Mike’s birthday so we had a wonderful meal sunday night and with only 2 reds left in my home unit we had to choose from a Pride 1999 Cabernet Franc and a Pride 1999 Merlot. We chose the Cab Franc.
With time (and money 😉 running out, we treated ourselves to grilled tenderloin steaks with gargonzola cheese and sauteed mushrooms (hand picked and dried in Poland :). This combination paired with the wine was absolutely amazing. i couldn’t drink the wine slow enough to make it last as long as i would have wanted. Here are a few words from a Parker review on the wine:
-Robert Parker 94 points
With a maturity period as long as 2018, i guess i had nothing to fear with holding on to it for even longer. 🙂 Still, no sense having monthly expenditures while not having a monthly income. i tell myself it’s worth it, but after you have a great wine like this, a twinge of uncertainty creeps in. so, what’s left in my ‘cellar’ these days: 1 d’Yquem, 4 ports, 1 Royal Tokaji, and of course the last Pride.