Napa Valley, California
Cabernet Sauvignon
Washed out purple core, a lot of sunset red to orange rust, liquid clear after standing up for a few days. Medicinal nose, camphor, iron shavings and muddy barnyard floor, cowhide, paucity of cherry to blackberry fruit scents. Medium-bodied, still tannic and thereís no lack of pucker through the attack. Fills out with some air time and the cherry, red currant fruit gains some flesh. Still, definitely a shadow of its youth. Cedar, grill smoke, and saddle leather, not a lot of give. Somewhat odd lemony finish, said finish short. All this sounds bad but if thereís such a thing itís a good wine for a faded wine. Given the vintage and the winery pedigree should be performing much better.
87 points