The nose was gorgeously layered and highly expressive showing crushed violet, tobacco, blackberry, blueberry, floral undergrowth with hints of spice, dark soil and minerals peaking out. It was perfectly balanced with resolved tannin on the palate and flavors of dark fruit, currants, saline minerality and blueberry skins. Inner florals lingered long on the finish with refined dark-blue and red fruits. THis is beautiful from start to finish.
Full bodied opaque deep ruby/purple color. Cedar, black cherry , black berry on the nose with a hint of cigar box/smoke. Dense wine opened up nicely in the glass (we did not decant). I like older napa cabs especially from the northern half of the valley. Nice effort and should still drink nicely for 5-7 years. recommended
Seemed like it might be past peak on opening, but this really came on with 2+ hrs in the decanter. At that point, there was a fine balance of fruit, tannins, alcohol, and acidity. Very nice, lacking only in the finish.
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