For the past few years, I've had the idea of getting some 1990's to open up on my 30th birthday. Lot of age for some wines and regions, but 1990 was also a spectacular vintage for many regions world wide- the grapes must have known I was coming ;)
Does anyone have experience with this year from any region? Any place or producers I should start hunting down?
Any tips are helpful,
budget would be a helpful parameter if you are actually looking for specific producer recommendations. Both Northern Rhone and Napa CS are usually very consistent and pretty safe bets with options at all price points. Although 1991 was better in both regions.
Northern Rhone. You only turn 30 once, might as well drink 1990 Chave.
Good point- Id say in the $200-$300 range. I would rather have a few bottles at that price than 1 or 2 at higher.
I had a 1989 Veuve a few years ago that was still showing very nicely. Which Cuvee's from '90 do you recommend?
Damn, that would be a treat! Finding one might be the hard part.
I second 1990 Chave Hermitage
1990 LP “Grand Siecle” !!!
Napa all day. You can ball on a budget if you go down this road.
Since you're in CA, take a look at Industry Wine Merchant, the guy is fantastic and sources private cellars. Steals to be had and I've gotten plenty of them myself.
Check (recent) reviews on wines you might be interested just to make sure you don't get disappointed.
Old Napa is a steal, Spain, Rhone and some Bordeaux.
1990 JJ Prum Wehlener Sohnnenur Auslese Riesling. Mind blowing!!
Rare Wine Co is a good option as well.
If you can find the Pegau 90 or the Dom Perignon 90... great both... I tried them a couple months ago
The vintage as a whole is showing nicely and will for a while. Chardonnay dominant blends are always my go to for vintage wines from the region.