Good solid 2005 Cali Cab Sav. Decanted for 30 min. Wine is nicely integrated now with slight tannins left. Can still easily age for a few more years without issues. Nose of medium dark red fruits with some oak and a short-medium finish. Good balance. Nothing spectacular or profound, but solid.
Deep dark center, dark red rim with clear signs of age. Sweet, cassis, plums, roasted cherries, black olives, crushed blackberries, a little creamy cheese. Smooth, a little green olive and then brambles, a little sweet, toasty, intense black fruits, good acidity and tannin, integrated oak, fantastic length of toasty fruit. Drinking very well now but has the backbone to last 5+ more years.
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(Newton Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon) #2 (BLIND TASTING); COLOR-dark; NOSE-big dark fruit; wafer aspect of a $100,000 candy bar; little stinky; soil; blackberries; a little cassis; almost Bordeaux-like; TASTE-good ripe fruit; little coffee; little tobacco on the back-end; melted down black licorice; really rich licorice and cassis; little hints of milk chocolate and tobacco; I like this wine; RP-92; GV-90+
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