My Rating 88 Points.
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Napa nose of vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, oak, pencil lead, vinegar, leather, dirt and black pepper.
Medium bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, oak, vanilla, licorice, green pepper, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather, smoke, chocolates, mocha and vegetables.
Long finish with soft tannins and black pepper.
This is a great Napa Cabernet from the house of the Wagner family (Caymus).
Well balanced, complex and interesting, but still young with too many vegetable notes for my taste. Great mouthfeel, and although high in alcohol, it is not noticeable. Will be better in a couple of years.
Good by itself or with food, like BBQ Meats, and needs 2 hours to open up properly.
15% alcohol by volume.