My Rating 90 Points.
Time for my Friday’s Cabernet fix… Anyone care to join?
Dark ruby in color with a purplish/ ruby rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, plums, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, green pepper, coffee, chocolates and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice long legs.
Fruity and dry on the palate, with blackberries, plums, cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather, smoke, light bell pepper, coffee and chocolates.
Long finish with firm, yet young, tannins and tart cherries.
A great Napa Cabernet at a good price. Nice and balanced, but still young, and needs a few more years in the bottle to smooth out. Very enjoyable by itself or with food, like BBQ Meats.
Nice and tight mouthfeel. Still has some vegetables notes though, which will go away in time, hopefully. Needs 2 hours to open up properly.
Grapes are grown in the Stags Leap District, on volcanic clay soils and on 50 year old vines.
14.3% alcohol by volume.