...building notes of blackcurrants, camphor, scorched earth, chocolate, and graphite, with a beautiful violet character coming through with time in the glass. Deep, rich, full-bodied, and powerful, with perfect balance between its fruit, tannins, acidity, and alcohol, it's a monumental Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that's going to drink beautifully for 2+ decades. (January 2019)
...struts a very seductive nose of opulent crème de cassis, blueberry pie, mulberries and plum preserves notions with touches of chocolate-covered cherries, aniseed, sandalwood and unsmoked cigars plus hints of menthol and smoked meats. Full-bodied, concentrated and wonderfully decadent in the mouth, it completely coats the palate with black fruit preserves plus loads of spice box and savory layers, framed by firm yet velvety tannins and finishing with epic persistence. Yum!