A smooth wine at this point with well integrated tannins. A sweetness to the front palate with cherry and plum, but a notable lack of secondary characteristics. While there is some dry soil and old leather on the nose, these characteristics do not show up on the palate. Performing just fine at almost 25 years of age, but too one dimensional for me. An acceptable pairing with duck with bitter orange.
Bought from new. Rested up from cellar for 24h before opening. 33% decanted 33% from the bottle 33% tasted from the bottle 12h later. This wine is typically Napa. The integration of fruit and tannins is near perfect right now abut will improve further as the oak needs to mellow a tiny bit more. The decanted wine was best. It looked like a 10y wine. Nose of vanilla and leather. The mouthfil was opulent and complex with a great length. Caymus vineyards merit all its accolades.
Interesting wine. At first I thought it was tired and not performing anymore, but it really has held strong with the fruit and has pretty strong sour plums, cherry, and an almost fruit punch type of flavor on the finish. It is actually drinking fine, but I just don't think this wine was ever anything special.
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