The nose is classic Cabernet Sauvignon from a cool region. Layers of intensely flavored ripe forest berries infused with tobacco leaf and cassis, with a hint of brooding cedar oak. The wine displays a fine expression of varietal definition from a challenging cool vintage that yields soft luscious tannins and a long fresh finish.
Ringbolt is made for immediate drinking though it will continue to gain complexity with cellaring for up to five years.
The wine would be well paired with flame grilled meats or Mediterranean cuisine.
I was turned on to this wine about three weeks ago, and I can't get enough of it. It has a nice, fine line between subtleness and complexity. Good fruit and floral nose up-front but not a "fruit bomb" of a wine as some cabernet's can be. Great mid palate, and smooth, long finish. I get a bit of cocoa on the finish which I find to be great. Stands up well to food or a great "sipping" wine as well. I recommend this wine highly, especially for the price range!