Coravin'd a taste from a recent purchase. Bottles arrived less than a week ago so possible there is still some travel shock. Really nice nose with the cab franc character coming through. On the palate, this is bigger than the 01 Estate Cab, which I also tasted. I'm getting quite a bit of astringency and tannin, to my surprise. The 01 Estate Cab seemed a lot more ready to drink. This one has the longer finish though. Good acidity to keep it mouthwatering, but the tannins are a bit drying. Will be interesting to see how this softens up over time. With air, this gained a bit of weight and smoothed out a tad, just as my taste was running out. Give this a good decant when opening it -- upped score to 93.
Day II. 3rd bottle over 20 months. Dont recall this wine at all. 18 months since last bottle. Just delicious. Love the blendBig dollop of CF really gives this depth, weight & beautiful nose. Almost like the Cab Sav was blended into the CF. Beautiful wine, real nice mineral thing going on, some green notes, then heavy black tea, jee wizz, still the tannins are agressive.
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