Opened and poured; dark purple color with no signs of oxidation; aromas of dark berry fruit, hints of earth and tobacco; full bodied with smooth tannins and long finish; still going strong; should last several more years easily.
Opened and poured; dark purple color with reddish brown hues at the edges; nose was almost non-existent with only faint aromas of ripe fruit, loam and clay; a disappointment on the palate with fading fruit and little finish. After 2 hours in the glass little change in nose or taste. A shadow of what this wine once was; now of little interest.
Cleaning out my old dead dogs. Expected this wine to be way over the hill. What a surprise! Cork was perfect. Deep ruby red color. Smoke, toasty oak and vanilla aromas. Medium body with smooth tannins, elegant, dark berry fruit, hints of chocolate and minerals. Finishes long and classy. Last bottle from a case that was purchased over 20 years ago probably for $20/bottle. Will the $100+ bottles of California Cabs dominating the market even come close to this kind of drinking window. I have my doubts. Looking forward to drinking my next "dead dog".