Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - Pnp. Great nose. Tobacco leaf, black currant, eucalyptus, a touch of new leather, and cherry.
Palate: More tart than I was expecting. Tart cherry, some acidity, tart black cherry cola. Coats the mouth some, but a little thinner than expected. The mid-palate showed some minerality and a loss of flavor, followed by a medium finish. Less tart cherry and more of a black cherry cola in following days. Days 2 and 3 were better, smoother. Time and some air rounded the edges and softened it a bit. Mouth-filling. Still some leather and black currant, and nicely layered. A very nice wine, but must admit I was hoping for a bit more. For the $ I've had better and more memorable Cabs / wines in general. Day 1: 87 pts. Day 3: 89-90 pts. Overall: 88-89 pts.