Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.
Great nose of blueberries, blackberries, bell pepper, cedar, leather, dark chocolates, light vanilla, diet cola, dark coffee, black pepper, light alcohol, spices, earth, leather, vegetables, vinaigrette and tobacco.
Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, figs, vanilla, cedar, licorice, coke, tobacco, spices, black pepper, earth, herbs, dark chocolates and coffee.
Long finish with fine grained tannins, yet persistent, and tangy cherries.
What a great Cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley this is. I had the 2006 recently and this is so much better.
This 13 year old is showing a great nose. I kept on smelling on it for a long time. Drinking very nicely now, with lots of complexity.
Thank you John for sharing this with me.
A good quality wine that still has lots in it to last another decade or two. Nicely balanced with great complexity and a smooth mouthfeel.
Good right out of the bottle, and changes every 20 minutes, which is so nice to see, and so interesting. I love these kind of wines. After two hours in a decanter it shows tannins and structure.
Delicious, tasty, interesting, rich and elegant.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 20 months in French oak barrels.
14.3% alcohol by volume.