Inky, opaque AF and a beautiful shade of deep purple. The nose of this Napa Cabernet is quite pronounced. I get aromas of blackberry, cassis, eucalyptus, oak, black plum and ripe blueberry compote. The palate is delicious, if a touch young. Dry with medium (+) tannins that are a bit green and youthful. Medium (+) acidity, full body and a caressing melange of black fruit, oak, the intriguing eucalyptus, licorice and that jammy blueberry note. The fruit flavors are very distinct and primal, this wine will meld over time and develop tertiary notes. The whole package of tannins, acidity and fruit are balanced but not in unison just yet. I would drink this 91 point wine till 2030. I am pairing it with grilled Hanger steak, roasted potatoes, asparagus spears and some Peruvian spiced veggies. For $48, it gets 4 stars from me. Salut….
I tasted this wine when it was much younger. It was appealing then and more so now. Very rich purple, semi opaque. The nose is very fruity with blackberry jam, blackcurrants, toasted oak. The palate is really delightful with warm blackberry ganache, coconut, eucalyptus and iodine. On the midpalate I start to sense some tannic buzz, nothing overpowering. Gobs more black fruit reduction and a charcoal note. The finish marries up some acidity, just a touch to complete the mouthfeel and balance this very fruit-forward Napa Cab. 93 points and 5 stars for this $48 bottle. Drink till 2029. Salut….
Bright purple with nice legs in the glass. Sweet blackberries on the nose with a vanilla bean twist. On the palate it is crisp, dry and delicious. Black cherry jam with blackberries topped with some espresso beans. The mid is more blueberries and plum, the tannins smoothing out. The finish has black fruits, tea, olive and a good whack of tannic grip. There’s a lot going on here folks, very intricate. 92 points and 4 stars for this $48 Napa beauty. Drink till 2030. Salut….