The bouquet of this rich, balanced wine shows ripe black cherry and black currant with hints of vanilla and black pepper. On the palate, elegant flavors of ripe black cherry, currant and creamy spice are complimented with hints of dark chocolate. Balance is key to this wine as the flavors are well integrated without being overpowering. The result is a wine that is extremely food friendly and should compliment an array of foods from pizza to steak.
The Wine Enthusiast rated this wine 90 points and an "Editor's Choice" in the 11/15/06 issue saying "Dry Creek Vineyard keeps turning out the most drinkable, delicious Cabernets, at such a good price." The wine is soft and rich, with briary blackberry, dark chocolate, coffee and spice falvors that finish completely dry." A sophisticated wine."