Whitehall Lane is always a must stop for us on our trips to and through the Napa Valley. The people there are great and their wine is consistently enjoyable; we always bring some home. On an early visit to the area, we picked up two 2004 Cabernets, one, the Silver Anniversary and the other, a simple vintage bottle. On this occasion, we opened the ‘basic’ 2004 bottle and decanted it to help it open up a bit. Wow – this was a big fruit blast without being overpowering. I found abundant blackberry/cassis flavors with the smoothness of a vanilla/cocoa powder backbone; it wasn’t tannic at all. We enjoyed this taste of Napa.