Wow. This is a wine that is rarely reviewed but just excellent. Right up there with anything Napa produces. Opened for my birthday dinner because it also goes great with food. Deep purple in color. Opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, spice, slight cedar and plums. With air, a bit of iodine. On the palate, this is full bodied. Deep and complex. Young with firm tannins. Lots of cassis fruit with underlying spice and slight char. Delicious. Long finish. This will no doubt continue to evolve over the next decade and closer to two. It reminds me of St. Julian in a great vintage but with that California sunshine. It is expensive but a mailing list I recommend getting on.
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