I bought this wine at a Chicago Wine Company auction for a ridiculously low price but was nevertheless a bit disappointed by it in the late 1990s. It is now showing its true colors--which are very bright indeed.
Somewhat brickish color, particularly compared to the Keenan Cabernet opened at the same time. At first it seems light by comparison but develops remarkably after about 45 minutes of aeration. Leaning toward the herbaceous spectrum. Black currant with some green overtones. I usually don't like those traits, but this wine carries them quite well. Beautiful intensity on the mid-palate and finish. Cherries and herbs. Displays the elegance that the Keenan Cabernet beside it just can't match.