Dry, tannic and tartly acidic, this has the herbaceous earthiness often found in Alexander Valley Cabernets, but it’s rich enough in cherries and sweet oak to satisfy. It doesn’t seem like an ager, but it’s an elegantly smooth wine to drink now.
Icarus, in Greek myth, got too close to the sun. So did this wine from Icaria. It’s not bad, but simply overripe. Has a sweet taste of raisins, in addition to the sweet smokiness from oak. Drink now.