It's been a few years since I visited the '04 so I was thinking it was past its peak. Color of ripe bing cherry. Good aromatics.
Wow, this is one of the most port-like cabs I've had in the past five years. I've been a big fan of all Chappellet's red wines. Although the oak in this particular bottle has integrated, the abundant tannins let you know they're still there (not unlike a good port). Lots of black cherry, currents, some black berry dark chocolate and a little red raspberry. Not particularly thick but almost too rich. May be at peak or give it another 3yrs to see if it continues to knit. Some may find this a bit too much.
Dark color, intense fruit on the nose, big, bold intense wine, silky, nicely structured, blueberry, raspberry, oak is there, subtle. Tannins rounded. Drinking very nicely, no signs of being over the hill, though may be at peak. Should be good for a few years.
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