What a wonderful bottle. Popped and poured a taste while putting together dinner, a bit neutral on expectation. Poured with steak an hour later and wow. Nice fruit, silky tannins and perfect with the meal. Hard to say if it is getting better or declining but a perfect time to have drank this one.
The wine was in perfect shape for drinking and absolutely perfectly complemented the steak which accompanied the meal. THis was the 'jewel' of three different cabs, all 2003, I brought back from the winery and it was worth waiting. Deep, dark color in the glass which had wonderfully aromatic aromas upon decanting. Definite notes of eucalyptus, leather and dark fruit on the nose. On the palate the wine was rich, smooth and flavorful. Tannins and acidity were in perfect balance for me. The fruit was not jammy but crisp and it all went together well with the more earthy notes and smoothness of this wine. Long finish. Alas, my only bottle and it didn't survive one night!
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