Drunk several days ago so this is from memory: big, black wine with a complex smoke-and-berry nose, full and a bit heavy on the palate, adding cherry and cedar. Medium rough tannins balance the sweetness. Quintessential whack-you-over-the-head California cab blend. Fun to drink, but over the top in every direction - better as a tasting-party wine than with dinner.
Damn! For the first hour it was open I worried I'd either gotten an off bottle or my enthusiasms from 3 years ago had changed, but -- nope. After an hour decant, this was everything I remembered. Lovely wine.
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