Decanted about 8 hours and consumed over the next 48. Very closed off, even after 24 hours, still hard has nails. Opened up the next day. I think this may be a 99 point wine, but needs some serious cellar time.
Had the pleasure of doing a tasting while visiting Cardinale in Oakville earlier this month. Tried the 2010 and the 2007, and my wife and I both agreed the 2007 was the winner at this point. Amazing stuff, very complex nose, and long lasting finish.
This was a really special wine. I no longer drink a lot of Cali-Cab, having migrated more towards the Rhone varietals, but this was a real reminder of just how fine a Napa Cab can be. Tasted side-by-side with AO-II. The AO-II held its own at a fraction of the cost!
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