A bit chewy, juicy, and this bottle was not showing anything secondary, and unsure this will transform into anything great, but a very decent wine at this point. No problem with the tannins and structure, just nothing unique, nothing to stop the conversation
Academically speaking this could be a great wine, it certainly is interesting enough. However it's just not my kind of juice. Nose lost of mint and moss. In the mouth eucalyptus dominates, cigar to follow, and end with dried spices. Tannins are still very firm so this wine can age another 5-7 years. Unfortunately I like a lot more fruit than this wine has to offer. Some offerings from Nickel and Nickel have similar spice profile with a lot more fruit to my liking.
Deep, cloudy red color with a slight browning rim. Complex aromas of black fruits, blueberries, bacon fat, leather and spices. Ripe, plush fruit in the mouth with great depth, well-integrated tannins and a long, thick, sweet finish. Very suave and complex. A delicious and very classy California Cab at its peak.
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