Chocolate and dark cherry aromas predominate on the notes with flavors of warm chocolate, anise and spice, along with a rich balance of cassis, dark cherry and vibrant acidity. Silky smooth texture. On the finish, there’s a kiss of toasted almond and oak.
91 points, “Cellar Selection” Wine Enthusiast (May 2013)
90 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (July 2013)
90 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (Nov./Dec. 2012): “…Captivating aromas of red currant and cocoa…rich and pliant, with excellent energy to the fruit-driven flavors. Suave, intense cabernet with ripe tannins and excellent lingering sweetness.”
Pair with hearty stews, steak, BBQ, roast chicken with vegetables, pork loin, Italian dishes.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month clubs.
Susan Drogan from MO
My dog is smarted thank I look. I was sitting enjoying this wine with some Thanksgiving left overs when my dog ran to the front door and started barking as it an armed bandit was about to invade the privacy of our home. So I ran to the door and my dog ran to the table. I saw no one. He saw a turkey dinner and knocked over the wine and started lapping. He gave the Cabernet and turkey dinner a 20. I gave him a reprimand. -20 Points