This wine is more of a departure for us than any other wine in the 2009 line up. The one thing that I believe we do well at Bevan Cellars is manage tannins, we always try to make our Cabernet’s unctuous and deep, but they are always light on their feet, never syrupy or hard. In ’09 I intentionally let the Cabernet Sauvignon gain a little more weight and with it a little more complexity. The ’07 and ’08 were amazing right from the get-go, but the ’09 likes some extra air and will age better than any previous Bevan Cellars Cabernet. It has a super deep core of black fruits and a kiss of dark chocolate. It isn’t as herbal as our past vintages, it is more of a traditional Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, powerful and focused.