I bought this yesterday (Wine Library = $18) and cracked it open tonight.
tonester - You hit this pretty much on target. My first thoughts were - typical, good mountain fruit, high acidity, and firm tannins (typical of the 1999 vintage I hear). Nice long finish.
Still, I'm a big fan of mountain cabernets and at $18, this wine is a buy in my book. If I weren't in the midst of a wine-budget crisis (all these darned mailers!), I'd buy much more.
When I crack a weekday wine - this is exactly what I want.
Short's ratio = 4.89 (Score / Price)
Time for a new thread so I can properly describe my idea...