actually gave this as a gift but it was received (and devoured) with applause
This is one of my favorite Cabernet Sauvignon's.
Make no mistake...this is a good rock solid cabernet. It is technically structured with everything integrated and nothing off putting but nothing special either. This is the second 90 wine I've had this evening that was rated highly but was created to NOT be off putting rather than to take a chance and be something more. A 90+ wine should be reserved for wines with someting special...this isn't it...a solid effort.
Great wine for a special dinner at home
good, not great. this wine is dry, oaky, with decent fruit on the palate. compared to louis martini napa cab, it was a bit underwhelming. wine opened up a bit the second day, evidenced by more fruit on the palate, but perhaps a little more time in the cellar would improve the wine.
Rather disappointed in this one, but fortunately purchased on sale. Lacked the character and smoothness a $40 wine should have. Maybe needs to age a little more...