I was enjoying the steak Diane too much to pay much attention to the wine, which was just fine. The steak Diane (from an old Pierre Franey recipe) and the wine, both. And it's a beautiful Santa Clara Valley evening, and the Giants won, and I fixed my computer (yet again), and all's right with the world.
Dark in color and flavor, not much tannin except for the darkness, medium body and length. The sort of wine that you don't notice how good it is because there aren't any exclamation points, but it's very, very good anyway.
86% Cab Sauv, 14% Cab Franc. Bought at the winery for $38 (AUGGGHHHH!! But I knew it would be expensive) in October '05.
Raymond Burr is up Wine Creek Road from Upper Dry Creek Road, and definitely off the main pathway, and I was all alone in the tasting room on that Saturday afternoon.
I sort of like it that way, but the moths in my wallet complain about losing their friends (pictures of dead men).