2003 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Absolutely classic Napa Cabernet from the classic Cabernet district of Rutherford.
Absolutely classic Napa Cabernet from the classic Cabernet district of Rutherford, with a dash of Oakville and Pope Valley fruit as well. Intense cassis, cherries, chocolate, and raspberries on the nose. In the mouth, deeply structured cassis, blackberry, and cocoa flavors are fleshy, ripe, and complex. Despite having spent 28 months in new and used oak, the long, smooth finish is still firm and just beginning to flesh out (even though this is mainly due to bottle shock at this point). However, I am confident this Cab will easily score in the low 90s—in fact, is already has from one wine blogger who gave it 92 points—with just a wee bit of decanting (OK—a couple of hours).