At a perfect drinking plateau, mellow and layered, with nice black and blue fruit tones, gentle spiciness and a pleasing earthiness mark this a several steps above most cabs at this price point ($20). A delightful drink that went as well with lamb chops as with seared tuna salad.
A very pleasant surprise--this wine was stunning at 17 years of age. Still layered, complex and juicy, dense with flavor yet not heavy on the palate, with a lovely chocolate tinged long finish. Bravo to Hedges!