Holding up. A quite enjoyable cab. Smooth, resolved tannins. I let it breath for 20 minutes then served. It was excellent at first, but began to fade. I would not recommend decanting or waiting too long to drink once opened.
HDH Auction (Tru - Chicago, IL): Smooth as silk. Nose is a bit muted with soft tones of floral notes, cherries, tobacco, and some mint. Palate is soft, with some juicy red fruit. Maybe not as powerful as some of the others, but the palate composition was really nice. Good for those of you look for a restrained and elegant Napa cabernet.
HDH Bordeaux Auction; 10/31/2014-11/1/2014 (Chicago, IL): Slight seepage. The nose on this guy was much better than the palate. Lovely ripe and juicy red fruit and an incredible amount of the cedar and leather. The palate comes off a bit leathery and dried out though, especially in the context of its siblings.
From memory. Just classic, ripe Cabernet. Cigar box, cedar, currant and smokey plums. Medium acidity, expansive mid-palate with replay of black fruits and a long, balanced finish. Just a lovely wine, really enjoyed it.
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