Tremendously complex, offering ever-changing elements for the palate to discover. Cherries, raspberries, dusty spices, gingerbread, bacon fat, sweet vanilla, toast, they all flood together. Delicious, but seems a little soft, possibly lacking the structure to age.
Hard to appreciate this pricey blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Malbec right now, it’s so sharp and tannic and jammy. The big question is whether or not it will age. The signs are there. One of the winemakers, Kian Tavakoli, worked at Opus One. The grapes come from Beckstoffer, in Oakville. Based on that, you might want to give it a good six years in the cellar.