The Wine Spectator said, "Lean and lively, with a nice core of raspberry and currant flavors. Finishes smoothly and inviting; makes you want another sip.
The 1989 was Silver Medal winner in the 1993 Orange County Fair Wine Competition.
Featured on TV Show Barter Kings on June 27, 2012 as a bottle of wine valued at $3,000.
The wine has been meticulously stored but serves ultimately for its collectable beauty an not for its drinkability, which is extremely doubtful at this time. The label shows minor damage at the bottom, but the bottle is otherwise in good condition.