I had diner last night with Paul, Stefania and another friend of mine. Paul and Stefania brought a bottle of their 06' Santa Cruz Mountain Cab (along with a bottle of Karl Lawrence).
The 2006 SCM cab followed the Karl Lawrence at dinner (whole fried chicken and dry aged bone in rib eye).
Nose - rich red fruits, a little earthyness and just a hint of a minty/eucalyptus flavor hidden underneath the fruit.
Mouth - soft, lush red fruits and a little straight grape flavor (image that!) - but no mint/eucalyptus flavors. Paul caught a hint of them - but I could not. Slightly drying on the finish. I ended up sticking food in my mouth prior to the finish ending so I do not know how long the finish lasted.
This was a good wine and I will be ordering my full allocation. I won't assign points because it is very young, was preceeded by the Karl Lawrence (i.e. i was already drinking) and I did not keep notes while drinking. I do, however, think this is a low 90 pt wine that will get better with a little age and it is one heck of a deal at the price point. While I think this will get better with age, I enjoyed the lush fruit profile so much that I might never find out .