This Cabernet is deep ruby in color with massive extraction and great density. The nose opens with huge intensity, great depth, and lots of layers. Big fruit aromas of black cherry, bright red berries, and plums all lead into the barrel notes of toasty oak, vanilla, and smoky undertones. The palate entry opens smoothly and builds predictably with big, firm (but not coarse) tannin, good acid balance and lots of structure. There is a great progression from ripe, sweet cherry and plum fruit up-front to rich, dried black fruit and spice on the finish - with the vanilla and spice from the barrel layering in seamlessly. For a young wine, it is already showing quite well and will continue to improve over the next 10+ years. This wine is definitely trying to seduce you, enjoy!
Aged for 14 months in a combination of French and EasternEuropean oak (14% new), the wine's deep ruby color hints at the aromas and flavors to come – dense notes of black cherries,red berries, and plums lead to hints of toasty oak and vanilla, with smoky undertones. Silky, fine-grained tannins and balancedacids buttress flavors of ripe plums, dried black fruits and sweet spices.
(85% Cabernet Sauvignon/13% Merlot/2% Cabernet Franc).