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Continuum - Proprietary Red
Decanted over 4 hours. Wine was well-balanced and elegant with supple tannins. Hints of mushroom and earth.
Tor - Cabernet Sauvignon Cimarossa Vineyard
Excellent cab which opened up within 30 minutes. Menthol on the nose with undertones of loamy earth, mushroom, and bit of ripe cherries. I was extremely pleased with this wine and can't wait to see how it ages.
CORRA - Cabernet Sauvignon
Not quite as good as the 2007, but not far behind. A half hour decant revealed a bit of dust and mouth filling fruit. The tannins are refined, silky and well integrated with a smooth and satisfying finish.
Buccella - Cabernet Sauvignon
A very solid bottle of wine. When I poured it through the Vinturri into my decantor, the first thing you noticed is the enormous nose on this wine. It literally smelled like a grape juice instead of a wine. After 20 minutes in the decantor, a beautiful wine emerged with bright ripe fruit and a hint of smoke and vanilla. This is a very fruit forward wine with refined tannins.
Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Similar notes as last time. Good, not great. I think this vintage has already hit its prime. The tannins were well integrated and the fruit tasted as if it was beginning to fade.