Daniel Rogov wrote:Menach, Hi....
I'll have to do some guesswork here as I have not tasted these wines in other than regular format bottles. More than that, I do not know how Castel's bottling line is set up for corking of large format bottles. Thus....keep in mind that my projections are merely guesses and could be off in one direction or the other. You might do well to send an email to the winery. I'm sure their predictions will be for longer drinking windows but striking a mean between the estimate of the critic and the producer might be interesting.
2005 - In regular format bottles now-2013; in magnum 2010-2016
2004 - In regular format bottles now-2012; in magnum 2010-2015
2003 - In regular format bottles now-2011; in magnum now-2012
Daniel Rogov wrote:2002 was indeed a problematic vintage in Israel (what I often refer to as the "2002 Curse") and an interesting year for Castel because this was the year that they released two Grand Vin editions - the "regular" edition and their first kosher edition.
For the regular edition - drink up.
For the kosher edition - drink now or in the next year or so
Stephen W wrote:I have a 2002 magnum VC Cab from Ella Valley .What is the opinion on this?
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