This was a nicely integrated aged cab that has held up nicely. Red fruit predominately, but some hints of cedar and tobacco to help add depth and interest. The nose was quite nice and the initial impressions on the palate were strong, but the mid-palate to the finish was a bit lacking. There was still some fruit, but it was fading and the earth tones were a bit muddy and disjointed. Still, a pleasant wine and quite enjoyable. Drink now.
Another consistent showing for this wine, very pure with lots of sweet and ripe black cherry and currant fruit. Soft fine, tannins and a nicely balanced finish make this a treat to drink. Not overly complex, which reduces the point total here some.
Popped and poured for a table side dinner w group. Drank along side Andrew Will, old Dominius, adolescent Bordesux. Good comparison with a nonvintage Fay. This is a classic Napa cab. Soft tannins good mouthfeel. Fruit there, but not overpowering. Rimmerman come thru.
Totally agree with WMCCONE54 this is quintessential aged Napa cab. Decanted 30 minutes and took about 1 hour for alcohol to blow off but then fragrant flowery aromatics of lavender and baking spice. Rich, sweet and creamy black fruit coats the mid palate with classic tobacco leaf, cedar, and anise mixed in. Finish goes on for 20 seconds with vanilla and white pepper notes and fully integrated tannins, but juicy acidity still present to suggest at least 3-5 years more life ahead! This bottle drinking better than the last I had a year ago. Killer juice! And sadly my last bottle.
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