(2008 Vintage) Our Cabernet begins with beautiful scents of chaparral, sage and blackberry that evoke a feel of rustic elegance. Your palette is then greeted with tones of rich earth, black pepper and flavors of ripe plum. The tannins create a supple yet full-bodied finish with lingering notes of chocolate and espresso.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesBy Dierberg. Even if a little ripe-leaning and at times seeming a bit softer than the classic Cabernet model commends, this wine is very much on track as far as fairly deep and well-defined fruit is concerned. It starts out as an open and ripe wine and shows some fat early on, but it is buttressed by plenty of tannin, and its finish is tough enough to commend at least a half-dozen years in the cellar.