Has the weight, texture and polished tannins of a fine Napa Cab, and the same flavor profile, with intense cassis, black currant and cocoa flavors. There’s also some pretty oak, and a sweet, cassis-infused finish. Shows the potential for Cabernet in this tiny appellation.
From a warmish Monterey County appellation comes this soft, creamy Chard. It has pretty flavors of very ripe white peaches and apricots, drizzled with vanilla, and seems a little sweet.