This wine shows the full-body of a Cabernet Sauvignon, but the fruit profile is entirely different. Here, it’s all red cherries. Yet the oak, tannins and acids are those of a fine Cab. It’s a little lighter, but no less fine.
Dark and exuberant, this dry wine packs a punch thanks to elevated alcohol. It has some fine black currant, plum, dark chocolate fudge, tobacco and leather flavors, and finishes with some dusty tannins and a hint of pepper-cured meat.
Smells oaky and herbal, with white pepper and mint aromas, and tastes very dry and tannic. There are some berry flavors but they’re very sparse. The finish leaves numbing tannins all along the palate.