I am surprised that in 13 years, ok 11 since release, no one in the community has given a rating to this wine. I am about half way through a case. I actually think the wine is drinking better now than ever. It's inky black in color with surprisingly little bricking. If I hold it in the right light I can see clear still on the rim. The bouquet is subdued, which is unfortunate, and I don't know why. Tannins are still present but integration of the flavors has occurred, which is different than the past. This is an enjoyable wine.
My last bottle of this and consistent with my 12/2008 note.Just a slight fade at the rim. The fruit is nicely balanced by minerality and some lingering acidity. Tannins are fully resolved. Elegant and feminine. I believe this is near, or slightly past peak, so drink up.
($35) Solid Cabernet. Good purity and black currant fruit. Well integrated wood. Nice concentration, depth and length. May lack secondary flavors and a bit of "joi de vivre." Elegantly muscular. Pretty nice Cabernet Sauvignon. $35
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