Full-bodied Howell Mountain Cab; however, definitely needs more time to open up. Black currant, oak, vanilla, spices and cherry on the nose; Zesty cranberry, black currants, black cherries and berries on the palate. Decanted for 3 hours ... became somewhat smoother and displayed more ripe fruit. Good structure, firm tannins, but slightly astringent; Lengthy yet tightly wound finish. This wine will definitely age well for 5+ years. Not a wine to drink alone - Definitely better with food.. preferably a nice Ribeye.
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