An inviting deep ruby-red color. This is a very aromatic wine, offering dark fruit, cassis, dried herbs, cocoa powder and vanilla. Flavors are of more blackberry and other dark fruit, black olives, caramel, root beer and vanilla. The wine's tannins are round and chewy, offering great balance and a lingering toasty and fruity finish. A great match with red meats and pastas.
A solid go-to Cab, medium- to full-body. Fruit-forward with enough spice and perhaps a bit of cocoa to make it interesting. Good value at this price.