My Rating 90 Points.
Since yesterday was national Cabernet day, and today is my Friday’s Cabernet day, it seems like a good one for the occasion.
Dark ruby in color with a short purplish rim.
On the nose blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, green pepper, mocha, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, beef jerky and peppercorn.
Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn and bell pepper.
Medium plus in finish with round tannins and black pepper.
A good, solid Napa Cabernet. Complex and interesting, and good by itself or with food.
Needs a few more years in the bottle to mature, and get rid of all these vegetables notes. Needs an hour in a decanter to fully blossom.
I paired it with small appetizers, but a good steak would have worked better.
14.1% alcohol by volume.