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Hi Paul,

I have two bottles of Ol' Blue Eyes wine. Here is the description card that came with the gift box set. I used to work at the winery that Angelo owned. This was long after the visit from Frank and the bottling. I had a co-worker that worked there at the time and he gave me the gift box set. I have had it ever since. The story goes that Frank ordered this for Reagan's Presidential race kick off party. I don't know for sure, I wish I did. I am looking for a value or I might just drink it.



HI James

This wine was a fun project, but it was never intended to be aged this long.  The Alicante Bouchet will have lost most of its color and the blend will now be a bit tired and faded.  

It won't hurt you to drink it, but it won't have much charm.  And I am sorry to say that it doesn't have much value on the auction market.

I wish I had better news for you--but I don't.  

Paul Wagner  


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Wines of the world, wine a food matching, wine and food service questions. I currently teach Wine courses at Napa Valley College, am an international wine judge, written many articles for publication, and have been a guest speaker at way too many wine conferences to remember. 25 years in the business. With Liz Thach and Janeen Olsen, I authored the definitive book on wine marketing: Wine Marketing & Sales, Strategies for a Saturated Market by The Wine Appreciation Guild, which won the Gourmand International Award in 2008 for the best wine book for professionals! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at, where I answer questions about wine and food on the air.


30 years in the business.

Society of Wine Educators, Academy of Wine Communications, American Wine Society

Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine, Fine Wine Journal, les Amis du Vin Journal, Society of Wine Educators Journal, and more.

I have taught at Napa Valley College for the last twenty years.

Awards and Honors
Spanish National Wine Fair: A lifetime dedicated to wine award. Espaderino della Castelania di Soave in Italy.

Past/Present Clients
Wineries include Caymus, Wente, Parducci, Shannon Ridge, Paul Dolan Wines, Vigilance, and others. Wine regions include the Union des Grand Crus de Borcdeaux, Union des Grands Crus de St. Emilion, Consorzio di Chianti CLassico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Consorzio di Franciacorta, Rioja Alavesa, and others.

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