1996 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark red in color, no fading. The nose shows dark fruits, black cherry. Smooth red fruits on the palate, cherries, currants, tobacco. The fruit brightens and deepens with air. Polished tannins, nice acidity, great balance. Long, long finish of dark fruits. Beautiful wine after 24 years; I suspect it will hold for a few years more. It still drank well after 48 hours in the refrigerator. My suggestion: give it a slow oxygenation for a few hours before serving. "A"