(From 2010 Vintage) Leading with comparatively restrained aromas of red cherries and raspberries along with subtle accents of wet clay, herbs and a bit of vanilla-bean oak, this wine follows with precise, if slightly scaled-down, flavors that fully reflect the nose. Slender, but neither thin nor at all lacking in character, it is an insistent, very mannerly, well-tailored take on Cabernet that should come into its own some four or five years hence.
Deep garnet color. Attractive, concentrated aromas of blackberry jam with hints of black pepper and other spices. Soft, ripe entry. Full mid-palate flavors show great finesse. Impeccably balanced with sweet oak mouthfeel and velvety rich finish. Will continue to develop elegance and grace as it ages over the years.