P/w 1 hr decant. Clear, deep/dark purple color. Intense Cab nose. Big, bold, clearly shows great fruit source, Beckstoffer/Rutherford. A testament to fine CA Cab, nothing like Claret. Seriously good stuff with perfect balance/integration, long tannins/finish and truly gorgeous drinking. Long legs, big body, wonderful stuff. Nothing off.
Pull from the cellar, opened, aerated and decanted for 2 hours. First taste reminded me of dried fruit. This wine is about at the end of it's prime life. The wine certainly had very mellow and integrated tannins at this point. The wine ended up tasting more fresh and of baked black fruits and was a decent bottle of wine.
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