This is another Napa Cab made by Thomas Rivers Brown. Not inexpensive, but still under $100 isn't bad for a wine with this pedigree. Inky purple in color, opaque and shimmering bright. The nose is great with cassis, slight blueberries, slight chocolate, graphite and spice. Wonderful lush texture. Lots of energy. On the palate, firm tannins. This is very concentrated at this young stage. It could easily do with a 24 hour decant prior to serving. Cassis, black plums, with some char and a bit of dry earthiness. Long finish. Delicious. This should continue to improve for the next seven to ten years and drink well for twelve to fifteen after that. Right now it drinks better on its own or with a rich, fatty meat dish, but should settle down as it ages.
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