I once bought 6 bottles of this Napa Cabernet and was so blown away, I couldn’t wait to get more. Alas, they were all out. So, I moved on with my life and ended up buying several different vintages, pining for just one more bottle of this nectar. Well, as luck would have it, I came across a deal and snapped up two cases. Being the generous kinda guy I am, one went to my neighbor, one to a friend, and we opened a few this past week. Showing a slight ‘bricking’ in the glass tells me this wine is nearing it’s “sell-by” date. The nose is amazing; tobacco, dark fruit and cassis. Tasted blind, you would swear it was a Bordeaux. With over 16 years on it, she’s still holding on, barely. The secondary flavors are in full force, the tannins, receding. The balance I remembered from previous bottles was slightly amiss. Not sure what was happening there. Instant gratification is all I can say when I open one of these. A remarkable wine that I will say was one of the first Napa Cabs that really did it for me. Must run, the other bottles are waiting for a decant- which I did not do for the first bottle. Almost forgot- 5 Stars! Perhaps a 93 pointer if you are into that kinda thing.