Bigger, with more obvious oak than the CC “regular”, this gets special treatment (hand-stirred for nine months once a week) and 1/4 new oak. It’s nicely integrated, big and buttery, with pleasing layers of caramelized sugar and baked apple. A home run.
This is a blocky, chiseled, mainstream style, with big, chunky fruit and toasty oak. Still rough around the edges, it has more weight and concentration than the less expensive but oh-so-buttery “Two Vines” bottling.