on Jun 15, 2008
2005 von strasser diamond mtn cabernet
i loved this wine up one side of the decanter and down the other...signature diamond mtn cab. i decanted it for a few hours since it was such a youngin. it needed time. sniffed and sipped a bit from time to time. finally, it really started to explode out of the decanter, so i poured a small taste and swirled the bejeezus out of it. wow, the fragrances were rampant and powerful. lots of cassis and black cherry coupled with a hint of vanillin (could it be american oak?) on the nose that translated perfectly on to the palate. the mouthfeel was plush and the frootiness came through and the tannins were a bit on the coarse side, but that's ok with me. the finish was long and lingering. so, i got up and poured myself a bigger glass. yummo to the last drop.
a solid 5 rennies outta 5
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