Mature, but with some life left. Good bouquet of leather, tobacco, espresso, and prunes. On the palate, dark dried fruits dominate, but there's also some pepper (odd for Cab Sauv) and soy sauce. Very good. Grade: B++
Dinner tonight was: Hershey's cocoa-ancho pepper-rubbed beef tenderloin with maple sweet potato puree & roasted organic mushrooms, except I swapped out the Hershey cocoa for unsweetened Ghirardelli cocoa. Highly recommended but I would cut back on the chili powder by about a third and substitute some smoked paprika next time.