Well folks, I finally cracked open this bottle last night. Initially the wine was pretty tightly wound - aromatically and on the palate. In about 20 minutes it started to open up and I got aromas of very similar to that of a heavily oaked chardonnay - not what I expected. On the palate the wine was rich, yet a little flat - it didn't have the weight in the mid-palate like I would've expected, and the finish was bitter and flat. On top of it all, there was a petroleum-like taste and aroma lurking underneath the weak fruit. Overall, a disappointing show. 78pts.