Still very much alive and much more charming than when last tasted a few years ago. Dark berry fruit, tobacco and a nice texture with a lingering finish made this a pleasure to drink. Like most Cal-Cabs, a touch of sweetness on the finish.
Unfortunately, every wine on the table was trumped by the '96 Lynch-Bages, but this wine, though very California in style, showed nicely, with restrained and integrated oak, juicy blackberry and currant with hints of tobacco and herbs. Glad I have more to try over the next several years. Held up well after several days open and developed more interesting flavors.
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