Second and last bottle from my cellar and I am sad it is gone. Smooth wine with notes of currant, black raspberry, and earth. Tannins not overly pronounced. Enjoyed with a bone in ribeye and Quinoa. I think this wine is in a peak state right now drink it, it's fab!
Decanted about 45 minutes. Drank alongside Heitz's '03 Cab Sauv and this was the winner! Was more aromatic, a little floral, had more body and flavor on the palate, integrated tannins, nice finish and seemed to have enough acid and structure to support a few more years of development. Enjoyed it more than two years ago.
Christmas Wines w/ Family & Friends; 12/24/2014-12/28/2014: Showing quite well right out of the bottle, no decanting necessary. Evolving aromas, still lively on the palate with dusty tannins, medium acid and velvety red and black fruits. Some real nice earthy, charcoal, cedar and tobacco elements, the latter of which became more evident with time. Bold and full but showing lots of nuance. Seems in prime drinking condition, maybe a few more years if in perfect condition, but no problem drinking up now.
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