With a short decant this proved to be too powerful and packed with material. Needs time in cellar to mellow and unwind. The dusty cranberry profile lacks complexity at this time. Hold or decant for 12+ hrs.
Slow ox'ed 3 hrs, then decanted 3 hrs and served with grilled strip steaks. Structured red fruited cab with good concentration and minimal complexity. Pommegranite/red cherry/red raspberry profile with some eucalyptus. Med grain tannins. Well integrated. Drank half the bottle, placed remainder in vacuum bar, then revisited over the next 2 nights. Gained a lot of flesh. Morepronounced fruit... more of a fruit smoothie at this point. Greater intensity and length as well... 30 second finish. Delicious though a bit monolithic. Preferred this on day 2. 88-91
Nice solid cab. Drank over three nights with stops in the vacuum bar in between. Cassis and cranberry palate with some moderate oak and baking spices. Polished mouthfeel, lightly dusty tannins. Structure kept everything well organized. Good wine, not the best QPR though.
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