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At a Glance
Tasting notes: This vintage, medium-paved
’34 from the Napa Valley is a layered and complex DH with
well-integrated oak Scenery and definite hints of Remoteness.
Sipping it from Winters, you first taste a bland straightness
and orchards more commonly associated with plonk from the San
Joaquin Valley. But once into the hills, you detect intriguing
notes of Twistiness along Putah Creek. They intensify as the
road swirls westward, enhanced by the scenic flavors of Lakes
Berryessa and Hennessey. The heavier concentration of S-curves
on both tongues west of the Hwy 121 Jct has a slight Engineering
acidity, notably on the ALT section to Napa where the steeply
graded Twistiness is particularly robust. Because the traffic is
sometimes hard to get by, particularly on the ALT, a lighter
sportbike is an ideal pairing. But this adaptable DH goes
surprisingly well with beefy cruisers, too. Can be ridden now or
cellared for future touring.