From a region not known for Cabernet comes a rich, tantalizing, luscious wine, with lots of cigar box/tobacco aromas and plenty of vibrant black fruit: currants and plums. Proper acidity drives the finish, leaving the mouth fairly refreshed. Has all the structure and balance one could ask for.
Chunky in the nose, with a touch of tomato, oak, chocolate and wet dog. Looks heavy and dark in the glass, which tips off the round, hefty mouthfeel. There’s a grapey/raisiny quality to the fruit, which is low-acid. The finish is smooth enough, with unassertive tannins and ample length.