Super delicious primary, fruity cabernet that would really benefit from additional complexity and structure. Opened but not decanted about 2 hours before service and ready to go. Not made to be Claret, obviously, but I'd think this will show better in 2-4 years when it loses some of that surface gloss and hopefully shows more nuance on the finish.
Decanted for several hours yet still wound extremely tight. This beast showed glimmers of what's to come when a small window opened after being open about 4hrs, creamy smooth cocoa, black raspberry, black cherry, leather, smoke, pomegranate and cigar box all came through in varying amounts during a wonderful 1hr drinking window. The wine then began to shut down again. Let 'em sleep for a few years. You will be rewarded on the other side.
Just a beautiful cab that is drinking great but needs more than the 1/2 hour decant I gave. Should improve over the coming 3+ year and hold for at least another 10 years. I'm really beginning to love the wines being made with the Panek grapes including the Rivers Marie
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