Smoky and tarry at first, later opening into black cherry and tobacco notes. Long, intense and tannic on the finish; needs time. Try around 2010. A blend of 57% Merlot and 43% Cabernet Sauvignon.
There’s lots to like in this ripe, flashy, fleshy Cab-based wine. The cassis and chocolate flavors are rich, and so are the tannins. However, it’s a little too soft, and could benefit from additional depth and complexity.