This was a wine I purchased a couple years after I started collecting (I think the 1997 vintage in California was the first I was laying down). 4th time I have had this wine. 83% Cabernet, 11% Merlot, 3% each Cabernet franc and Petite Verdot. Not decanted. Only moderate sediment.smooth with supple tannins.notes of plums, dark chocolate and pencil lead. Still enjoyable to drink but definitely on the downswing. 89 points.