A very good wine, rich and softly drinkable now, with voluptuous tannins. It’s extraordinarily ripe in blackberries, black cherries, anise, chocolate, spices and cedar. Doesn’t seem all that much better than the winery’s regular ’06 Cab, at less than half the price, but it’s quite opulent and will develop for a decade.
The vintage was a good one for Peju, resulting in wines that bear the winery’s distinctive style of balanced elegance. This reserve is very ripe and flamboyant in blackberry and black
currant flavors, with an opulent overlay of toasty oak. This is so delicious that it tastes like there’s a squirt of milk chocolate in it, but the wine is, in fact, thoroughly dry.
Like a nice Bordeaux, there’s some barnyard aromas—but also a leathery spiciness with accents of cinnamon, chocolate and espresso. Impressive balance and breadth. Not too high strung—instead it’s soft, smooth, almost heavy. A good wine to drink early on.