Wow.  This was excellent.  This is why you let the better California Cabernet's age.  Sure, they are delicious young.  Juicy and full of fruit and energy.  But at age 9, this has all of that still but also starting to show some development.  This wine could easily go another two decades though it will undoubtedly lose fruit and sunshine.  For those lucky enough to have a bunch, it will be fun to watch this.  Purple in color.  The nose has cassis, cedar, slight dust and saddle leather.  With air, some black cherries come out.  On the palate, this took about an hour or two to really start to open.  Cassis and black cherries, with earth and slight cedar notes.  Medium to firm tannins.  Long finish.  This is deep and complex.  The tight layers unwind in the glass.  Long finish.  This may still have some upside improvement.  Would work with meats and other heartier foods.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95
Vintage: 
2018

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