A complex wine with berry and floral aromatics and a lovely structure. It has a dark, ruby color and a vibrant nose of black cherry, wisteria and sweet baking spices. On the palate, the wine is elegant and expressive and echoes the berry, floral and spice notes from the nose. It has a classic structure of fine grained tannins and a long, layered finish.
Opened and allowed to sit for an hour before serving, no decant. Very fruit forward almost overripe style of Cab. After about three hours the tannins took back over. Left a glass for day two and tried multiple times, but the fruit was faded and the acid held serve. The wine had some instant gratification pleasure in that first glass but all in all this is a mess.
Dark ruby color turning purple at the rim with a deep nose of red and dark berries, floral hints of violets and rose petals, vanilla and smoked oak. The palate is dry, densely structured, full-bodied, with a silky texture. Flavors of black cherry, raspberry, graphite, scorched cedar, and spice form the core. At this age, the flavors as expected, have harmonized quite well, providing a well-balanced, layered, and complex drinking experience. Finishes long with hints of vanilla and dusty Alexander Valley earth. Drink now until 2029.
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