• MADemers wrote: 88 points

    February 9, 2020 - Very moldy on the nose after initial decant. Cork held up very well After an hour, still moldy on the nose with a dirty vinegar on the palate. Left in decanter for another 2 hours. While nose improved slightly, flavor profile improved tremendously. Not as bold as expected at prime. Definitely on the back side of prime. Strongly suggest immediate consumption with lengthy decant.

  • Brad Tsai Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 19, 2016 - Excellent wine , still imperfect condition.

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  • sunnylea57 Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 4, 2015 - Was expecting this to be OTT, but was surprised to find a well balanced, relatively understated Cali Cab. Nicely concentrated (but not over extracted or overly rich) tart black fruit, plenty of cigar box, a bit of dark chocolate, very good acidity, and a long, smooth finish. Probably at its peak.

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  • Malc wrote: 85 points

    July 7, 2015 - a Shame...waited to long for my last bottles. the wine has thinned out excessively,

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  • Pvinbrock wrote: 94 points

    May 14, 2012 - Awesome Wine! Ready to drink now, I would not wait any longer. Decanted it for about 45 minutes, I would not decant it for any longer then that.

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  • FAA wrote: 88 points

    February 28, 2012 - Still drinking well, lots of fruit. Smooth!

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  • VINO-NOLA wrote: 86 points

    September 18, 2010 - Past its prime.

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  • Anonymous wrote: 90 points

    April 2, 2010 - This wine started out really wel integrated with mushrooms, cherries and forest floor. Started to fall apart after about an hour in the dencanter. If I had any in the cellar, I would drink it soon and as a starter.

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  • RobertDwyer wrote: 94 points

    February 26, 2010 - It was thrilling tasting the wine that got me into wine 10 years later. The edgy young vibrant fruit was gone, but what remained was familiar and delicious. Soft cloud-like tannins. Opqaue purple. Signature Cakebread flavors without any harshness. Like a rambunctious old friend who mellowed out and had time to sit down for a conversation. A very enjoyable experience.

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  • hifiwine wrote: 93 points

    December 3, 2009 - time to drink - enjoy

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