Decanted for about an hour. Deep ruby color with very light color at the edge. Blackberries, cedar, dried herbs, black cherries, eucalyptus, and a bit of licorice on the nose. Medium body with soft, ripe tannins and very nice acidity. Nice and refined on the palate, not a fruit bomb. Very food friendly. On the finish the fruit turns more towards cherry and raspberry. Not as much oak on the palate as the nose would lead you to believe but a bit does pop out on the finish. I think this is as good as it gets, drink over the next couple of years.
Decanted about 2 hours. Medium to dark ruby color. Licorice, black cherries, black berries, coffee, vanilla and a bit of mint on the nose. Medium bodied with solid, ripe tannins and very nice acidity. Spicy berries, cherries, and a bit of dried herbs, on the palate. Long finish with the spicy berries and dried herbs slowly giving way to a bit of oak. Overall, a very nice cab that would benefit from a couple more years of cellar time. The 14.7% alcohol was not evident. Solid 91 points, potential for another point or maybe two with some cellar time.
Nice aromas of deep fruit, oak and cherry. Flavors of currant, spice, cherry and berries. The tannins clamp down, but with 20 minutes of air they show that this wine will continue to age well over the next 2 to 3 years. I really like this wine young compared to some of the 10 year old Arroyo's that I have enjoyed.