Really should have decanted for a couple hours at least before serving, but we didn't wait. Popped and poured, my initial thought upon tasting was that there was a bit of a funk to it, like grilled mutton. But I may have been confused, as we were having grilled lamb chops for dinner. My friend loved it, though.
At 8 years, this wine is still a powerhouse. Red and black fruits charging over the palate like Sherman's march through Georgia. Predominate flavors were still of toast and grilled meat. Completely overpowered the bottle of 2008 Quilceda Creek Red that I had opened earlier, which was much more restrained.