Had with the caymus cab 11. At first, this one was the winner - beautiful nose of asian spices, blackberry, strawberry, and especially blueberry. Very much a berry bomb, but very intoxicating for a simple profile. As time went on and the caymus opened up, that one overwhelmed. The caymus shut this one down, as it almost seemed that it lost vigor and power as it was allowed to oxidize. I had heard great things about this, so I was surprised that it lost some of its edge so quickly. Still, if you're hosting a party and it disappears quickly, not a problem. Points deducted for lack of depth and a weaker finish.
I had this after dinner on 3/27/14 and found it to be in a truly great place. It had a deep, rich and complex bouquet of smoke, char, cassis, blackberry, tobacco, licorice, spice, graphite and mineral aromas. The palate was rich, dense, layered and dry with flavors of cassis, blackberry, black cherry, char, tobacco, licorice, spice and minerals. WOW! 93+
Decanted for three hours, utilizing a funnel. This honestly looks as if it came from St. Estephe and the nose is sooo Red Moutnain. Sliced plum, white chocolate, passion fruit, coffee grounds and wet earth. There is a diverse range of nuances at this stage. Gushing and seductive on the magnetic and round palate; a finish that lasts for just under a minute. Deftly balanced tannins show strength for aging - and yes, this very enjoyable now. Zen in a glass. Drink 2013 - 2025.
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(Cadence Camerata Red Wine Cara Mia Vineyard Red Mountain) Extremely dark purple. Intensely aromatic with pepper and black licorice. Lighter on the palate in terms of the fruit than the other wines sampled. A good scaffolding but needs some time to come into its own. 14.4% alcohol. 496 cases produced.
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