Good nose of dark fruit and some barrel aging oak. Very soft and silky on the palate with flavors of currant and blackberry dominant. Drinking well at this stage. For the price this is great, but not sure it is the same "high end juice" that CH claims it came from.
Open over night, Garnet color and aromas of tar. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of tar, phenolic and mushroom with a medium/full body with a medium finish - Inky, dark ruby, cassis and tar nose. Dry, tart tannins, bold body, restrained fruit, tart fruit drop, grape jelly quality. The Cab has overpowered the Syrah at this point. Weighted toward the acid balance, prominent though not excessive tannins. Best with food, not really for drinking alone. The acid and tannins should ensure a long life. With another night of air, it's doing much better and nicely balanced, acid on the front, chewy fruit in the middle and oaky tannins on the finish.
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(Cameron Hughes Lot 179 (Havens Black and Blue)) Very dark red violet color; tart red plum, red currant, oak nose; tight, tart red plum, tart currant, flat palate, lacking acidity; short-medium finish (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah; 40% new French oak; from Hyde & Hudson Vineyards)
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