Blackberry and cedar aromas give way to a palate dominated by berries, black tea, and a touch of licorice. Lots of cedar and anise in the aftertaste. Best with food (think steak or something using lots of rosemary). This is a big, bold Cab in the full-bore Napa style, with no apologies and no holds barred. Not a wine for everyday drinking, but with the right food or for the right occasion it delivers.
Tasted non blind. Opened and decanted about 90 minutes before serving. Followed over the next hour.
Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, currants and black berries. Flavors of currants, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannins, full bodied. Drink or hold. No rush.
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