Purchased this year from Arroyo as part of their offering of "library wines". This wine is a dark ruby olor and has nice aromas of cherry and sandalwood. On the palate it displays cherries, casis, and currant. It displays a dry and tart finish that never recedes, making the finish thin rather than what you would expect. The wine has aged well, but I expect will only lose fruit going forward. I never tasted this wine when it was young and can not say if the dry finish was always there or not.
Right out of the bottle there was an abundance of cassis and cherry. Modrate sediment, ver dark with no hints of bricking. Slight tartness that came on after about a minute in the glass. The tartness never really dropped away, but after a few hours in the decantur it mellowed significantly. A very decent bottle, maybe a little past it's prime. This was not his "Winemaker's Reserve", just the normal cab which was purchased from the winery a month ago. Drank as an experiment to see how his cabs will age. Looks like it is typical for a mid to upper range Cali cab.
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