I detected a whiff of that mint--a good thing in Napa cabs, if you believe the folks who dig Heitz Martha's Vineyard bottling--but a bit more oak than I remembered from before. This was good, not great, tannins a bit gritty. I don't see it improving in any way that matters to me. The fruit was pretty subdued by the oak, although it came out more on the second day.
Popped let air for 45 minutes, poured then let sit for another 20 minutes or so. Aromas of dark fruit, and mint. Medium bodied w/a flavor profile of earthy, cherry along with a strong mint component. There was also a touch of green pepper on the back end. Neat and somewhat refined, but the mint on this is a little much, overpowering. Day 2 No improvement, though mint has mellowed. I recall 2000 being a challenging vintage for Napa, in some areas. Don't see this improving, 1 left...would be disappointed had we payed full retail for this.
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