The vineyard is in Oakville, and the wine, which is 100% Cabernet, shows classically firm tannins and Oakville’s signature blackberries and black currants. Oak adds fleshy, smoky notes that are perfectly in keeping with the fruit. Very dry, this is a wine you want to cellar. Best after 2012, and will develop in a good cellar for many years afterward.
Smoky sweet oak and pure flavors of black and red cherries and raspberries mark this young, intense Cabernet, which was grown in Oakville. It’s strong in tannins from both grapeskins and wood, but they’re very refined, and the impression is of a flashy, upscale wine. Good now, with decanting, and over the next 6–7 years.
A plump, sensual wine, so pretty and voluptuous, it’s impossible not to love. Just oozes sweet, desserty black currant and Indian pudding flavors, lavishly spiced with toasty vanilla. Best enjoyed in its precocious youth.
Marches to a different beat. Something about the aroma brings to mind dry, hot summer days when the hills smell of dust and eucalyptus. Turns a lot fruitier in the mouth, with cherries and blackberries and firm, sturdy tannins. Elegant now, and should develop beyond 2010.