This is a very young Cabernet, not really showing its stuff now, but it’s pretty solid for the cellar. Dry and tannic, it shows a polished structure, and what it currently lacks in fruity oomph, it makes up for with a richly earthy elegance. Should develop well from 2007–2011.
This single-vineyard 100% varietal bottling is too tough and astringent to drink now. It’s in need of time to let the tannins dissolve and fall out. The question is whether or not the blackberry flavors are rich enough to survive. My guess is no.