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Fragrances of red cherry and violets are intense. On the palate, savor multi-layered notes of fresh blueberries, plum and red currants, with hints of toffee and cigar box. The texture is full with firm tannic structure. A long finish marked by wild blackberry notes will surely lead to another glass.
93 points, “Editors’ Choice,” Wine Enthusiast (December 31, 2012): “Darms Lane is one of those wineries that travels under the radar, but it really is worthy of your attention…The wine is rich, smooth and tannic, with a deep core of blackberry and currant. Dramatic…”
90 points, Connoisseurs’ Guide (December 2012): “Convincing, very confident Cabernet...focus on black cherries and currants with a full measure of sweet oak in the mix.”
Food Pairing: Any beef dish, or even on its own.
Drink now or hold 5-8 years. Only 590 cases produced.
Recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.