Opened and decanted for 45 minutes. Nose of blueberry and pomegranate. Took longer to open. Pomegranate and sour cherry flavors. Somewhat one note. Not the complexity hoped for. Hints of vanilla as well.
Tasted at the winery -- without decanting the wine was in almost perfect balance from the beginning. Very refined with just the right amount of richness to make this a reserve. Beautiful nose of classic Napa Cab including: cherry, cassis, oak, white pepper and tobacco. This wine has enough structure and tannin to possibly age for another 10 years, but I just didn't get the impression it is a 20 year wine. The taste was wonderful with a medium fruit forward profile. This wine has presence and potential for a 95+ score from me in the future if it keeps developing. For $90 this is not an everyday drinking wine, but for special occasions you WILL not be disappointed. 6 bottles are now proudly mine.
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