2003 Neal Family Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (6/30/2007)My second of this. It showed slightly better. The color was dark, the nose was Cabernet. Good currant/cassis, blackberries, and anise on the palate. This one was balanced much better, but there was a metallic tone on the midpalate and a finish that should have lasted longer. I guess for what it is...it is. Nothing more. I doubt time will come to the rescue of this flaw.
I wouldn't throw this one out of bed, but wouldn't wine and dine it either. (89 pts.)
2003 Neal Family Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (4/27/2007)Vigorous decanted for 30 minutes. Good purple fringed color. Wonderful 'true' cabernet on the nose. This is a four square wine; it's varietally correct and sound, nothing more. It has some black-cherry, currant, and a slight cassis note. A little off balance as its a little high on acid. It is a good effort for an '03, but not memorable (another '03 that falls into this category). Picked up from a fellow BBer for $30 each.(88 pts.)