For such a highly rated vino, I (and my companion) expected more. I found it pretty underwhelming, lacking that boutique Napa cab 'OOMPH!". And I Love less fruity wines and drink a ton of Italians. If this is all you get nowadays for $80 bucks from Napa...then Napa needs some fixin'! Not sure what those folks at Wine Spectator are drinking, but I think they need to get out more. Caveat: I'm not a big Malbec fan and there is some in this blend.