(From 2011 Vintage) Rutherford, Napa Valley- Intense and concentrated, with rich layers of black cherry and red currant with smoky oak leading to a sweet, chunky, ripe, wine with an attractive texture, an expansive, fruit-forward style, and a spicy finish.
(From 2006 Vintage) With intense layers of dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, black licorice, clove spice, mineral and cedar, this is one of Napa Valley's most voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignons. The palate is rich and complex, packed with sweet black cherry, plum and blackberry character that tones down the muscular entry. Malted cocoa powder tannins (classic Rutherford Dust) frame the expansive flavors, enhancing the wine's plush, opulent texture. The elegant, fruit-imbued finish lingers with espresso, toffee and nutmeg.
Wine SpectatorRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/2013