Meeker has tinkered with Bordeaux blends for years, and this is their best so far. Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s rich and soft, with blackberry, currant and chocolate flavors and interesting notes of sage and sweet dill. Now through 2011.
Shows rich, firm mountain tannins and well-ripened, concentrated flavors of blackberries, cherries, currants and cocoa, and is thoroughly dry. But the wine loses a few points for hot caramelization, which may be partly over-charred oak and partly shriveled, overripe berries, if not both.