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(2012 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/23/2014
Wine Spectator(2012 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/2015
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/25/2012
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 6/08.
Decanter(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.