Wasn't expecting much after previous experience with Bennett Family cabernets which I found to be very average at best. However right from the get-go this bottle impressed. Has a very nice nose of fruit and vanilla. On the palate it is round and generous with mouth-coating flavors of plum and cedar leading to a long chocolate-tinged finish. Tannins are very obvious, but subdued and nicely integrated. Very nicely done!
The saturated purple hues of the wine hint at the extracted nature of our 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of black cherries, cocoa, and barrel spice are carried through to the palate in a deep and luxurious package. The supple tannins and generous body of the wine make for a wine that is enjoyable on release, but may be aged longer to develop additional complexity.