Critically acclaimed 92+ by 2 different sources.... I am not one of them. Although I do think this wine will age well it's not ready yet. Very Hot on the nose, even after 10 minutes of swirling. notes of smoke and plum, uncomplex but pleasantly so. Lighter body than I expected from a cab and soft subtle tannins. After my tasting was over I went home and I checked what others wrote about it and wonder if I had the same wine they did... oh well
This is what '07 is known for: balance of fruit and structure. This wine definitely displays that. Lots of dark fruit up front, backed by a hint of cedar. Good, firm tannins, round mouthfeel and an excellent finish show these are ready for drinking now OR evolving for a few more years. One I'd love with a juicy steak, lamb or other hearty meal.