May 16, 2019 - Really good tonight. Sweet, floral, heat and finish. Tonight's showing would imply that these have years still to age. Sorry to say this is the last of mine but no guilt on pouring an '07 these days.
February 10, 2019 - Earlier tastings of this label cited this release being "a bit tight and slightly closed on opening, but after an hour opened up to show wonderful black and blue berry fruits".
This week this was more approachable on opening and even appealing in the couple of following days, better than when young. It showed the same profile as earlier, garnet colored, medium full bodied, complex black berry and black currant fruits with slight hint of mocha - nicely balanced and polished with velvety well integrated smooth silky tannins on a nice lingering soft finish.
February 9, 2019 - Drinking at peak. Right where it needs to be. Beautiful, plush tannins seat a dense but not heavy wine with chill, confident, dark napa fruit. now -2022.
January 31, 2019 - I don't give many 94's. This is as good as Napa Cab gets. Do not age this more. Drink up. Fruit up front is perfectly balanced with some fading tannins. No need to decant. Not cheap wine, but if I ever find it discounted, I will buy more.
December 26, 2018 - Good, solid California Cab blend.
November 24, 2018 - Camphor on the nose. Dark fruit. Flavors of faint eucalyptus, dark blackberry, cassis. Smooth, velvety tannins. Wonderful fruit.
November 21, 2018 - Decant rebottled 2 hours; + sediment; currant on nose during decant; ruby; light berry spice on nose; medium bodied, very smooth, faint cedar; decent finish; drinking nicely but seems unlikely to improve beyond present.
November 3, 2018 - Black currant, black cherry, rich flavors with medium to long finish.
October 27, 2018 - Similar notes. 2nd bottle with dinner.
October 27, 2018 - Popped, poured, consumed over next two hours. Still a very solid California Cab blend, excellent fruit, some admirable restraint, well integrated, does not seem to be evolving, but it should cruise in the cellar for years.