With a blast of smoky, sweet new oak and profoundly ripe flavors of blackberry essence and cassis, this single-vineyard wine is not particularly subtle, although it is dry and classically balanced. The suggestion is ageability, to let things calm down and mellow. It’s a gamble, but this 100% Cabernet could be stunning after 2012.
A good, dry, fleshy wine. Not showing well now in its youth, because it’s tannic and unintegrated, with flavors flying all over the place. But there’s a solid core of blackberry and black cherry sour candy, a good sign. Give it at least 4–5 years in the cellar, and try again.