Number 13 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!
Varietal composition: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Brilliant medium deep ruby color. Perfumey aromas of cassis,
blackberry and ripe plums, with a hint of roasted chestnuts.
Intense, rich, penetrating ﬂavors suggesting sweet Bing
cherries and chocolate, espresso coffee and dark tobacco; well-balanced
and full-bodied, with classic Cabernet richness and
complexity. A robust, well-built, and beautiful wine.
"Beautiful Cabernet. Has all the big, ripe juicy fruit and lavish oak of most Napa Cabs, plus elegance and harmonious balance, the hallmarks of tasteful, knowledgeable winemaking. Gets better and more interesting as it warms in the glass."
December 15, 2006
Beautiful ruby coloration with a very lively, inviting aroma with black cherry perhaps. The aroma cannot be overstated on this one - it is very nice. This is a joy from the instant it hits the tongue, and it seems to be well balanced and smooth -- I agree with another reviewer's "clean & crisp" comment, which is not to be mistaken for "simple." It's wonderful!