Youthful and tightly wound but an hour in the decanter uncoils lots of cherries, red currants, mocha, and earthy undertones of toast and cedar. This shows focus, a nice spine, luscious flavors, a bitching streak of minerality, and juicy, red fruit on the finish. Delicious and expressive.
My first taste of Napa Cabernet. Don't see much US wine on the shelves here in Australia. Decanted this for 90 minutes before tasting. Dark ruby red, with a purple hue showing the youth of the wine. Nice viscosity appears on the walls of my glass. A struggle between red & black fruits to take prominence, plus a presence of earth are all evident in the taste. A little spice comes forth on the front palate, however a wave of alcoholic hotness takes over on the middle & to some degree on the back palate. This distracts from an otherwise quality fine red wine. The fruit is there in spades, but it's just the noticeable hotness that detracts a little from the experience.
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