this is a delicious wine that might be at the end of its life. I just got it a month ago from the winery and kept it at cellar temp, so I think it was stored well for its whole life and it doesnt have a lot of life left. Nice fruit, no acid left, deep red colors, light aromas of red berry and cinnamon remain, but if you have it, my humble opinion is to drink it now. This bottle was a magnum, btw
Having consumed quite a few of these it feels like its beginning to be a bit over the hill. I'll try another one soon to see (since I have almost two cases left).....kind of "bland" by comparison -- maybe just integrating but for me a lot less interesting.
Last of the 2004 lot. The new version, oddly enough, has a rocket shaped bottle, a touch tacky and gimmicky, come on Caldwell! Your wine is good enough to not need tricks or gimmicks! In the end its the stuff inside that counts, and this has some good stuff, very reminiscent of a Shiraz with more tannin and a touch more acidity.
Color: Saturated red, opaque center.
Nose: Cocoa, cherry,white pepper, spicy oak and a little tobacco in the background
Palate: Full bodied and balanced. Not a wimpy wine by any means the attack starts with lush dark fruits, chocolate, sweet oak. The flavors sail through the mid-palate and the finish goes on for 30+ seconds. Tannins and bright acidity frame a great finish. A great example of Coombsville.
Time has toned it down a bit, better than my last bottle
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