Outstanding. Almost equal parts Cab and Merlot, this wine is immature now, all primary cherry and currant fruit, unintegrated oak and chunky tannins. But it’s a stunning wine, brilliant and pure, with a rich earthiness. You can drink it now, with a few hours of decanting, but it will be best after 2010 and beyond.
Ripe and oaky, a Bordeaux blend that impresses for the sheer volume of flavor. Explodes with blackberry, currant, chocolate, sweet cedar, anise and pepper flavors that go on and on. Could show greater control and finesse, but it’s good at what it does.