Opened this for our 15th Anniversary and could have easily waited for the 20th. Tasted young with dark fruit, balanced oak, olive, and leather. Helped wash down a rib-eye with a little bbq sauce nicely. Long finish, balanced palate, and a nice nose that wasn't overwhelmed with oak. The heat was held in check and drank well without the food. Sipping well now with tannins still very present. Drink now or in the next 5 or so years easily.
This has aged really well over the years as I've consumed almose two cases since '02. Beautiful dark ruby red w/little bricking. Big aromatic nose of blackberries, cassis, cherries and subtle spice that segues into a rich. mouth coating palate of berries, ripe rich tannins and spice cake. This vintage of Woody has always been a satisfying fix when in need of that wet kiss of promise of things to come. Not the most complex, nuanced or elegant offering of a top Cabernet, but it has always talked its trash and then delivered the goods.
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