Well-established hillside vineyards are the foundation of this wine, giving the finished blend its intense inner core of fruit. The complexity and balance of this vintage was achieved through diverse sourcing, with a majority of grapes sourced from Oakville and Rutherford. With its Bordeaux-like presence, this wine is deep, rich, and lingering. Firm, integrated tannins frame the concentrated, dark fruit (currant, black cherry, wild berry, plum.) Toasty oak and an earthy edge add to the wine's great complexity.
Big & Bold
Big & Bold
It took me nearly an hour to drink the last glass because I had it up to my nose the whole time. I usually only do that with French Pinot, but this CA Cab had a beautiful nose of cherry, raspberry, spice, and hints of flowers. It tasted wonderful as well. It was still a bit tannic, but there was enough acidity to carry it through a few more years. It's great on its own now, but better with food over the next year or two. I enjoyed this bottle more than some more expensive Cabs that I've had recently.
Earthy & Spicy
Dark cherries, Leather and Anise. Drinks like a 50.00 Bottle. What a steal.