Soft and velvety in texture, this delicious Cab is rich in cassis and chocolate flavors. It’s not just a fruit bomb, though, due to the complex interplay of finely ground tannins, crisp acids and toasty oak.
Very ripe, showing upfront grilled blackberry and black currant flavors with hints of violets and licorice, and a firm application of smoky oak. Shows a pleasingly dry, classic structure. Best now, and a good buy for this price in upscale Napa Cab.
A bit raw and grainy in tannins, giving it a sandpapery mouthfeel, but otherwise quite flavorful. Shows ripely sweet blackberries, cherries, black and red currants and smoky new oak. Best now and through 2012.