2003 Adelaida Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve HMR/Viking VIneyards Paso Robles

Low expectations all of which were exceeded. Deep purple in color with only slight fading at the rim. Dark fruits, plums on the nose. Smooth, lush fruit, plums, currants, bit of tobacco. Beautifully resolved tannins with good acidity and nice balance. Finishes moderately long with red fruits. Quite good right now, but I would drink up over the next 2 years. 14.1% ABV but no heat at all. "B+"