Pretty color of dark ruby with a reddish/brick rim.
Great nose of black currants, blackberries, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, earth, eucalyptus, light vanilla, vegetables, mint, herbs, spices and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with black fruits, oak, licorice, spices, light vanilla, espresso, chocolates, earth, vegetables, Indian spices, wet leaves, dirt, black pepper, pencil lead, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.
Spicy finish with nice length and fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Veeder in Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
This 11 year old is nicely balanced, at this point, and good by itself or with food. Will be good in the next 5 years.
I decanted it for 3 hours, which is when the tannins showed up.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Delicious.
14.5% alcohol by volume.