I decanted this wine for an hour or so before drinking. It has a big, fruity, woody nose. Nice wood essence that presents itself as cedar. There’s some sour cherry and/or cranberry. And is that unripe strawberry? Yup, along with a little vanilla or cream. The tannins take their time developing, but they are there—big, but smooth. This is a big, fairly well-rounded wine with a long, tart finish. Over two hours in, it just gets better. I don’t remember the circumstances of this purchase, but for $20, I will definitely buy some more if available. If you like big Cabs, this might be for you, too. Have it with a cigar or a big meat dish with a side of meat.
With cork in hand,