This was one of two bottles remaining from a case purchased in 2010. Lot 157 received much critical acclaim for its very moderate Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon price, and accompanied many delicious meat-intensive dinners.
However, a nagging concern has continued to grow. I wondered if transport and improper storage would negatively impact this bottle. Unfortunately, it did.
While drinkable, Ginny noted there seemed to be a lack of flavor. For me, the wine tasted more strongly of alcohol and less of fruit. We enjoyed with a 1.5 inch T-bone steak.
While disappointing, Lot 157 was still very drinkable.
Sipping: 3-/6 (very good)
Pairing: 3/6 (very good)