A little reticent upon opening. After 2 hours in a decanter this drank really beautifully. Black fruits, subtle oak. Very well balanced wine. There is still a lot of substance here. My impression is that this will take on more complexity with more bottle age.
Wow. Pop and poured, where it was great, but with some air it really opens up into something outstanding. Absolute "best of Napa" nose, with a great mid-to-late tannin that shows some distinct long term aging potential. This is a wine that can win the a lot of crowds, but has a depth that's pretty amazing.
All the other notes have been right on, more Fredrick's of Hollywood than Victoria's Secret. Dark black cherries and very fruit driven but not over ripe in any way. The tannins are soft and low acid. A crowd pleaser but not award winner. It actually paired well with Ahi tuna but I agree this would not be my first choice for a large steak.
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