The accelerated ripening conditions of this vintage gave BV an opportunity to produce one of our most opulent, forward, and fleshy wines to date. The wine sports a solid, youthful ruby-violet color. Ripe, aromas of cedar, licorice-cocoa, currant, mint and vanilla-oak predominate. Medium-full bodied, this 1996 vintage Cabernet shows a fine velvety texture on entry, followed by fine-grained tannins that add a measure of structure to the juicy flavors. Soft and supple, luscious and forward, we n...
Wine SpectatorRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator