(2009 Vintage) "Rich ruby color with tastes of black cherry, full plum and soft vanilla and toffee notes. The silky tannins and good structure support a long complex finish." -Winery
In the glass: This Root:1 cabernet sauvignon is a blackish opaque red color with purple streaks, a deep blood-red and inky core, going out into a purplish-red rim definition and medium-high viscosity. On the nose: There are immediate concentrated black currants, with juicy sorts of brambleberry extract, blueberry jam, candied cassis, hints of mint and tremendous fruit forwardness. There are also underlying notes of new oak, aniseed oil, black tea, herbs, phenolic compounds and cassis fruit-driven minerals. On the palate: There is big black fruit concentration in the full-frontal attack on the palate with loads of pure chewy, cassis, then peppery spicy black fruit through the middle, going into a powerfully concentrated soft tannic yet restrained long finish.
slightly peppery. Mild dark berry flavors. Adam rates 4, Ivey 3
great w/ chocolate or steak
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate