My wife, who tries her best around wine, claimed that this is one of the best cabs she has had in a long time. She stated: "I like this! It does not taste like a bag of dried cherries. It does not cling to the back of your throat like jam. I'd give it at least a 95. While I am not as effusive about this wine, it is pretty darn good. A bit vegetal on the nose, but a perfect pairing with the Tri-Tip.
Fill into neck, cork fully stained on one side, with dried residue on top. Allowed to breathe in glass 20 minutes before tasting. Clear deep dark garnet-blood-ruby. "Funky" bouquet of meat and saddle soap that subsided after an hour to reveal some stewed red plums melded with oak and bitter herbs. Past prime, possibly heat damaged.
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