This bottle is doing well and while not quite up to the level of a bottle a couple years ago, that seems more bottle variation or just a different day. Purple in color. The nose is deep with cassis, and spice. Perhaps a bit more air would have allowed the wine to open more. On the palate, this has a nice energy. Cassis, a roasted herbal note and slight tannins. Worked well with food. This still seems like it easily could coast for another decade. A nice way to get a great Cab in the house style without paying for the Monte Bello.
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