My Rating 85 Points.
Light ruby in color with a reddish rim.
Strong nose (and a little tight) of vanilla, licorice, bell pepper, smoke, blackberries, cherries, vegetables, earth, tar, forest floor, peppercorn, oak, licorice, spices and cola.
Medium bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth, peppercorn, leather, smoke, chocolates, green herbs and spices.
Medium plus on the finish with green tannins and peppercorn.
An above average Cabernet Sauvignon from the North Coast of California. Smooth and complex, but still young and unbalanced.
A little harsh right out of the bottle, and better after an hour in a decanter.
Needs 3 to 5 years in the bottle to mature.
Aged in French oak barrels.
14.1% alcohol by volume.