(2005 Vintage) Wine Tasting Notes Deep ruby in color, this complex Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits luxurious nose of blackberry, black cherry, plum, black currant, black pepper, cola nut, and chocolate with a hint of black pepper and olive. The tannins are ripe and velvety, leading to a richly textured palate. The wines fresh, rich raspberry jam, blackberry, currant, and chocolate flavors lead to a long persistent finish of cherry and toasted oak vanilla.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2004 Vintage) 8% Merlot; 1% Cabernet Franc; 1% Petit Verdot. Ripe enough for its cassis- and cherry-like fruit to be nicely concentrated and taking on attractively rich notes of creme brulee and caramel in both its aromas and supple-textured palatal impressions, this wine is fairly full in bottle and holds on well at the end despite its light to medium tannins. Its solid structure and ample depth will hold it in good stead for four to six years.