(2013 Vintage) The Indian Wells Cabernet is a warm climate ripe, jammy "NewWorld" style of Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine typifies the WahlukeSlope region with dark fruit aromas and flavors. Syrah added anenhanced richness and concentration to the wine.
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines9% Syrah. If this wine is a point better than its mate below, it is because it is just a bit more on point and that much less limited by its still evident and somewhat dissuasive tannins. Seemingly a bit low in acidity and bit soft at the front, it runs into astringency too soon and just gets by.