Decanted for about three hours - little sediment. A nose of mature Cabernet and a nice touch of barnyard. Inky dark with no bricking. Balanced flavors of leather, ripe dark red fruit, resolved tannin with a hint of tar. Seems to be at peak right about now. Very smooth. Opened as a testament to Joseph Phelps who died late last week at age 87.
More vegetal/herbal than some recently consumed Napa cabs of similar vintage & pedigree, but just as enjoyable. Feels like this has hit its peak. The fruit, oak & tannin are all well integrated. Has a distinct note of eucalyptus (almost minty) that adds character.
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