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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 114
Deep, full ruby. Cassis, bitter chocolate and mint on the nose; if the Hyde cabernet is in the style of Bordeaux, this is quintessential Napa Valley. Tightly wound and extremely primary, with flavors of black fruits, licorice and menthol. Very firmly built, even a bit ungiving today, with the wine's 85% new oak component contributing to its substantial tannic clout. Will merit an even higher score if bottle aging brings more generosity of texture.
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Tasted On: 04/16/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2040
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A wonderful birthday wine for me today. Complex, great depth, good length, the wine was a complete wine but maybe not in its best place right now as it went in and out really good and some ordinary phases.
Color: not showing much age, deep red core with vibrant red edges.
Nose: pencil lead, cherry, cedar, black currants
Palate: concentrated but not heavy, elegant but at the same time persistent through the mid-palate straight to the long, complex finish. The fruit attacks up front and stretches through to the finish which is still pretty tannic but in the classic To Kalon Cabernet style.
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