Pure, fresh plum, violet and sage aromas lead to a round palate layered with ripe plum, dark berry and black currant flavors. Leather, cedar and dried herb accents, along with whispers of vanilla and oak provide depth, while lithe acidity keeps the wine lifted, balanced and bright. Supple tannins feel like suede-velvet and carry the elegant fruit and spice flavors into a finish that goes on and on.
95 Tasting Panel - This 16-month French oak-aged Cab exudes aromas of black raspberry and leads to a regal dusting of cherrywood on the palate. Plum latches on to white pepper and a juiciness emerges, elegantly folding into a satin finish of blueberry, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sandalwood.
94 Wine Enthusiast - It’s difficult to imagine a more appealing, lavishly oaked wine than this indulgent Cabernet. It packs in superripe blueberries, blackberries and black currants, bracing them with tons of fine-grained tannins and some good fruit acidity.