Smooth and classy, a Cabernet that feels fine in the mouth. With a velvety texture, it shows ripe, extravagant flavors of blackberry and cherry jam, with vanilla and toast from oak barrels. Not an ager, but one of the better Cabernets to come out of Paso Robles.
A good value for a red wine this smooth and flavorful. Shows deep, spicy flavors of blackberries, cherries and bacon, with a beautiful coating of tannin. The grapes come from the Malibu area and from the Santa Ynez Valley.
Shows good flavors, with plenty of cherries and blackberries and a touch of herbs, and the finish is nice and dry. The all-important mouthfeel is a little irregular, though, with green tannins and a bite of acidity. Not going anywhere, so drink up.
With leafy, vegetal smells and tastes, this lacks some intrigue. It has some decent orange and vanilla flavors, courtesy of the Chardonnay that’s in the blend, along with additions of Viognier and Pinot Grigio.