Well matured cab sav. Lots of dark fruit and some animail notes, leather, tobacco and vanilla even some chocolate. Relatively long aftertaste. I think this wine might have passed its peak, but it is certainly still a good glass of wine. Very pleasant and good QPR
Decanted and began to drink within half an hour. Smells pretty delicious - tart red cherries and raspberries, concentrated but not overripe, with black pepper, black tea, meat broth, and fleeting notes of pine resin and hoisin. Tastes similar, with fresh red fruit being the dominant flavor, along with blackberry, peppery radishy spice, and a bit of savory meat broth. Tea, pine, and mineral earth develop in a medium length finish. Excellent acidity keeps it fresh and quite drinkable. Tannins are medium strength, grippy but fairly smooth. A good general sense of purity. Quite tasty and a good value at $27.
However, with about 1.5-2 hours in the decanter, it's losing freshness - still tasty, developing nicely in some ways, but the fresh, vibrant fruit seems fragile. Decanting may have been a bad idea, apart from getting rid of the sediment. Maybe decant and drink fast.
Nice aged cab. This was better than the last bottle I opened a couple of months ago. Very nice aged cab. Drinking well. Loses a bit of the fruit and structure as it is opened for a longer period of time, but nice on first pour. Lots of sediment and unfiltered variety. Good wine and nice value to try an aged california cab. Picked it up on K&L in Fall 2013.
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