Lovely nose. Brambly black and blue fruit, a small touch of herbs and cedar. Palate was enjoyable if a bit muted - finish was a bit shorter than the nose would suggest. Curious as to whether more tertiary aromas and flavors will emerge if cellared a few yrs longer. Not exactly great value for money. Much prefer a Prado Enea (which is actually less expensive) to this. Or a Robert Craig if sticking to Napa cabs in the 50-75 dlls range. Still, an enjoyable wine.
I thought this was fabulous. Surprising density for not being a reserve wine, especially compared to the 2012 estate I had recently at the vineyard. Dark ruby, moderate nose intensity. On the palate, loads of tobacco and leather, with raisin and blackberry fruit. Outstanding finish, thanks to Jeff for sharing. I agree that this is likely in a peak window
Dark garnet color. Oak/vanilla, bacon, black raspberry on the nose. Palate reflects the nose with perhaps a touch of licorice and chocolate on the finish. Some acidity but more jammy than refined. May last a while but probably better drunk young. Seems to me like a fairly typical Cali cab
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