This wine is a bit hard and ungenerous but certainly not lacking in concentration or intensity. Cassis and cedar scents give way to dark, chocolaty flavors. There’s not a lot of bright fruit or nuance, but it will ably partner simple grilled meats.
A subtle expression, with quince scents gaining the upper hand over lime, peach and lanolin. The palate turns to caramel, vanilla and Asian spice while some hints of stone fruit pop up on the short-to-medium finish. Try with swordfish. Drink now.
Herbal almost to the point of grassiness, yet slightly pruny at the same time, this medium-bodied Cabernet seems to have suffered from 2008’s difficult growing conditions. Pleasant, but not more.