Terrific stuff. Nose is focused and offers cassis, cedar, tobacco and herbs. Palate has medium body with precise and pure mountain, herb-filled red fruit. Unmistakably California mountain fruit - with it's mineral and herb driven character. Tannin is smooth and velvety providing grip throughout the mid-palate and finish. Excellent balancing acidity provides brightness and freshness. Long flavorful finish that echos the nose. Clocking in at a pleasant 13.5% alcohol. This is still youthful and bright. Delicious now - but I bet this ages for another decade+ while picking up complexity and nuance over time. In the mold of Forman, Laurel Glen and other old school Napa Cab producers.
Perhaps the best Cali cab I've ever had. Simply magnificent. My wife has told me that the fewer words the better. You'll have to pop open a bottle yourselves to confirm. Our bottle was direct from the vineyard Nov 11. Special thanks to Charles for pulling it out of his cellar for us..
Big nose of cedar and tobacco and the palette is identical. Soft tannins, great deep crimson color - doesn't show a lot of age. This wine has lost a lot of the chocolate and cola flavors it had several years ago. I wouldn't sit on this too much longer.
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