Lively is the first word that comes to mind. Mouth-watering juiciness at the front palate is followed by a palate coating middle. Tannins -- velvety as expected, with a long finish.
bright red fruit aromas...bing cherries come to mind. in tandom with the extroverted fruit...some sassy spices such as clove and even a hint of cinnamon. all of that layered with some vanilla and a hint of coffee bean.
had with steak. excellent. most $$$ bottle I have bought. see how compares with $15-25 cabs e.g. Kirkland Signature Series, Stag's Leap,2008 $17 ?
in box tasted at winery
Robert Parker(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/25/2012
Decanter(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Pronounced fruit intensity, ripe and expressive. Full bodied, good length and long finish. Drink 2009-12.
Wine Spectator(From 1990 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/94
Wine Spectator(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 6/08.