Those of you who have had our Cabernet with 8-plus years of age understand the reward that comes with patience and classically balanced wine. There is an appealing generosity to the primary flavors of this wine, but its balance and structure promise a very graceful evolution and long life (I wish we could do that for ourselves). It reminds me most of our 2002 Scherrer Vineyard Cabernet at a similar stage, except that this might have slightly more going for it on all fronts: There’s a nice definition and intensity of fruit – the plummy/cassis/violet-floral/fresh loam/ thing on the nose, while it’s juicy, finely woven acidity and tannin support these in the mouth all the way thru its very long, graceful finish. There is a hint of red fruit that lingers on the palate a good minute. As impressive as it is today, many of us know what another 5-10 years will do for wines like this.