Beautiful cassis, purple plum and freshly tilled loam aromas with a mild toast and vanilla nuance presage the flavors by mouth. A bonus red and black cherry burst on the mouth lead to an uplifting, mouth-watering finish where the aromas and flavors bring the experience full-circle. This is more like the ‘old-style,’ ‘classic’ California Cabernet Sauvignon when more wines were actually made to drink with food and over a long time-frame rather than many recent examples on the shelf designed toward ‘reviewer points’ at release. Yet this wine is nicely still accessible in its youth, especially with food. Our minimal-racking, slow-aging regime requires nearly three years in barrel to develop our Cabernet Sauvignons, and I think is responsible for maintaining some of the perfume this variety can possess. This was bottled late last August and is just beginning to show its personality once again.