My Rating 85 Points.
Inky in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity on the nose with vanilla, oak, blackberries, plums, cherries, licorice, cocoa, spices, metals and black pepper.
Full-bodied and a bit flabby, with medium acidity.
Dry to off dry, and fruity, on the palate with blackberries, blueberries, plums, vanilla, toasted wood, licorice, chocolates, coffee, tobacco, cinnamon and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with full, smooth tannins and black pepper.
This is a Nice Californian Cabernet. Easy drinking and almost balanced. Enjoyable by itself or with a piece of steak. Might be a bit sweet for some, but still great for $13. Drinking well now, and not one to hold for more than a year.
13.5% alcohol by volume.