Dang brah, this is actually good. The once massive oak is totally resolved and the tannins are melted in with the earthy black fruit. There's even a little bay leaf hiding up in there somewhere. It's a bit too low on acid for this European man bag carrying teletubby but it seems to have some future ahead of it, if you can use it.
Nose very nice on the pop, but wine disjointed at first. Needed min of 30 minutes in the glass and decanter to pull together. Once it did, dark fruit with notes of cherry still prominent and a very nice wine. Last of my 02's.
Sometimes a little patience really pays off with these big Washington wines as this bottle was very good. The big oak was almost totally resolved and the big blueberry led fruit profile while still in charge was nicely accented by a suite of secondary cab flavors.
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