This wine has deep, vibrant purple hues. Aromas of blackberry
and youthful black plum prevail over a hint of dusty terroir, subtle toasted oak and a nuance of sweet mocha. Flavors of blackberry dominate with a thread of raspberry and vanillin, all integrated with the complexities of barrel maturation and a big round structured yet graceful finish. This is a tremendous Cabernet, structured with a sense of style and charm.
Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot
"This rich wine is a great success. It’s enormously rich, almost flamboyant in blackberry jam, blueberry cobbler, anise and smoky new oak, as delicious as any Cabernet out there. Yet it shows a fine structure and relatively modest alcohol, a feature of the 2008 vintage. Good as it is now, you can safely cellar it for the rest of this decade and watch it evolve."