Drinking well now, mouth filling, nicely integrated, nothing wrong with it, just too much like the bulk of Napa. So that gripe aside, this is very good now, but I doubt it's got the structure to be there for us in the long term. That's ok, I need ten year old wines to drink at this point.
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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