Fruit flavors of blueberry, blackberry, and plum still have punch, followed by secondary notes of chocolate, cedar, and leather - all integrated quite well. Color a bright - as opposed to dark - red. 14.5% alcohol. Exceeded my (somewhat low) expectations. This wine won't change your life, but it is a well-made Napa cabernet that has aged well - and delivers.
This opaque red/garnet wine was tasted in double-blind fashion, with the bottle kindly provided by K.J. It flaunts aromas of cassis, espresso and sage, but also shows a bit of a raisiny/pruney element. Full-bodied, round and with ample sweet tannins, it follows with ripe flavors and a moderate amount of oak. The alcohol (listed as 14.5%) stays nicely integrated throughout the attack and middle palate, but does deliver some heat on the medium-length finish. Best served at 55-60°F, this wine should drink nicely for another 7-8 years. Drink now-2022.
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