I know this doesn't jibe with the other scores here, but this is delicious right now. Blackberries, blackcurrants and tannins softer than a lover's touch. A slight raisiny character, but in the best and slightest possible way. I wish I had saved this for something more special than Friday steak night.
Opaque purple color. Aroma of black cherry and raspberry with a little oak. Black currant and black cherry on the pallet with a hint of oak and firm tannins for a long finish still lingering more than 90 seconds later. Aging very nicely so I think I will take my time on my remaining 2 bottles.
No formal note but a very enjoyable bottle of wine. I have no idea how much cab franc exists in this wine, but all I could think while I was drinking it was cab franc. this is a high 80s low 90s wine. Great complex nose, good currant fruit and crushed rock nose. Tannins that were tight, yet not so much that they weren't enjoyable. This will last a few years. Would be interesting to try in, say 2009.