This is a big, concentrated mountain cabernet that purely reflects a beautiful vintage. The wine is laced with chocolate, caramel and savory spices. Dark fruit flavors of blackberry, black currant and cassis dominate the aromas with a hint of minerality that adds intrigue. On the palate its full-bodied entry delivers loads of chewy tannins and a re-statement of the black fruit, chocolate, licorice a nuance of stony mineral. Excellent weight on the mid-palate leads to an elegant and persistent finish. Drink 2010 - 2020 or decant 2 to 3 hours before service.
Blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc
"Check this out if you enjoyed the classic vintages of Gruaud-Larose: This is funky and complex, withthe same kind of fat that a St-Julien would boast. Initially herbal and tight, this opens into a powerful complexity, the tannins almost lamby in flavor, the fruit a deep well of cassis. The 225 acres of vines at Spring Mountain Vineyard were originally planted in the 19th century by four separate owners, now providing a range of elevations and expositions for blending into this wine."
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