Dense purple with a reddish-purple edge. Red and black currents, violets and other perfumed flowers, all anchored by fantastic loamy earth and concentrated minerals. Medium to full bodied mouth feel with full mouth aftertaste. Powerful concentrated dark berry fruits are elevated by brighter red fruits but then are counterbalanced by earth,
leather and graphite like minerals. The fruit and earth components are so tightly woven that once you grasped one element, the wine moves into another.
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve is rich, sumptuous and totally gorgeous. Plums, black currants, blackberries, menthol, licorice and sweet herbs jump from the glass as this intense, full-bodied wine shows off its considerable personality. Layers of fruit flow effortlessly as the 2009 continues to open up over time. This is a gorgeous 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni