Needs time to breath. A bit acidic, not tannic but it balances the wine. Not sure where this will go with age but it is drinking well now with a moderate decant. The wine looks purple colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. The flavor is mocha and forest floor...very earthy. It's not a big Cali cab but it is a really good example of what I like about whitehall. The body is medium/full. The wine has linear texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has high acidity.
Day 1, 1 hour decant, just nothing. Bitter, closed. Day 2 after a recork, very typical Napa cab, dark fruit, nice tannins mellowed from the first day and a nice 08 acidity. Happy with this and the confirmation the 08's need a little more rest...for me
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