Round, rich and creamy on entry, it has explosive flavors of ripe fruit that only comes with a near-perfect growing season in the warmer part of the valley. This wine offers classic Cabernet aromas of blackberry, plum, boysenberry, cassis, mocha and smoky toasted vanilla. As the wine opens up, the fruit flavors give way to a seductive core, classic cassis, licorice and a hint of leather. The tannins are sturdy but integrated. It is opulent and plush on release but it has the backbone and structure to age beautifully. Decant for 30 minutes and pair with a beautiful ribeye steak or gorgonzola cheese.