Bright violet. Blackcurrant, cherry pit and licorice aromas are lifted by a leafy quality and a hint of camphor. Silky on its feet, with redcurrant and menthol flavors given cut by harmonious acidity. The savory finish features smooth tannins and lingering spiciness. I like this wine's clarity and bite.
A full-on example of classic winemaking...The aroma is classic Napa, with dried herbs and tea notes, as well as black cherry with traces of its French oak aging. Not like today's chocolate sauce cult wines. The wine's finish is modest, but what it has, at this youthful stage, is a personality that clearly says Cabernet Sauvignon.