This has a great QPR and is widely available at restaurants when you do not want to pay ridiculous prices. Dark eggplant color. Enticing bouquet of blackberry, oak, anise and leather. A smooth front palate filled with oaked black fruit and finishing with a tasty sour cherry note. Medium acidity and silky tannins. This is fairly consistent each year and is as good as most sub $25 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon. Not overly complex and therefore a good food wine paired well with a ribeye or filet with a red wine reduction sauce.
13.5% alcohol. This is a genuine surprise. Crimson color. Forward nose of black fruit, with a dusty quality to it, and light spice/earth notes. In the mouth, this is very attractive: restrained but forward fruit, good acidity, fine-knit tannins. This isn't complicated but, for the price, it's fantastic. B+
Open tasted near the end of the evening , had little recollection due to the pervious several bottles. Still had a little less than 1/2 bottle left on the 2nd night. 2nd night, quite concentrated, very rich huge dark fruit , loads of charded oak, not as complex as the top notched Napa cabs still quite well made and still has several years of life ahead on this baby.
Just another lower priced Napa Cab....absofrickenlutely delicious!!!!!
Not a big/bold as the higher priced Napa cabs, but then again, I didn't pay that much for it. Compared other recent cabs I've enjoyed, it had a touch more fruit/berry up front, but nothing that took away from the overall flavor. Wasn't heavy on the tongue, good tannins and structure. So very drinkable after a short decanting.
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