Dark black with red hues, this wine is full-bodied with rich flavors of chocolate covered cherries, ripe plum, cassis and spice. The influence of aging the wine for 18 months in new American oak imparts subtle hints of vanilla and nutmeg that yield to the dominant fruit characteristics, ending with a long elegant finish. Accessible now, this wine will continue to age gracefully.
"This is a young Cabernet meant to be drunk young. Its outgoing aromas of currants, berries, dusty earth, roasted vanilla bean and creme caramel are entirely accessible now with nothing held in reserve, and its round, supple, somewhat soft texture is the right vehicle for the rich, lush, lightly chocolaty, well-fruited flavors that follow on. It can age a few years, but its lifeline is not enormous so drink it up now in its lusty youth. "