Rays of crimson accentuating a vivid deep purple and alluring cherry red define the looks. Blackberries, cassis, and dark chocolate comingle with earth and minerals on the expressive, nose, reminiscent of a Left Bank Bordeaux. Silky smooth tannins coat a core of berry and plum, with sweet spices in the back of the palate. The impressive finish envelops the palate and lasts for a sneaky and subtly complex minute plus. This is an ideal “everyday” Cab for summer grilling, slow-cooked meats, and root vegetables. Don’t get us wrong, though, it is seriously complex too, especially for the money!