I liked, but my wife ended up with one of those red wine migraines. A caveat- she has gotten these once a month or so, and with two exceptions have always been calif cabs. Never had one while drinking and eating in Europe, despite that we tend to drink a fair amount while there what with lengthy lunches and dinners. Can't ask her to do a controlled experiment by trying the same wine a few days later, but over the decades, 95% of headaches follow Cali cabs. Wonder what other CT drinkers notice. So maybe it's the pumping over, I'm not sure. Almost never happens with a cab with age.
Definitely needs to be decanted for 2-3 hours. I decanted for 1.5 hours and then drank over the next 3 hours. At first still very tight with a good nose but not a lot of fruit on the mid-palate or finish. HOwever, after being open for at least 3 hours the wine really came around. Lots of fruit and very long finish. This wine probably has at least another 5-7 yrs drinking window.
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