(60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot and 10% cabernet franc) Bright ruby-red. Slightly reduced aromas of blackberry, black cherry, violet and licorice. Fairly dense if a bit chunky, with moderately sweet flavors of dark berries, licorice and shoe polish. Could use a bit more cut, but offers good fruit and texture, and finishes with reasonably sweet tannins.
Robert Parker 85
This is a superficial, straightforward style of wine with plenty of fruit, medium body, but little depth and finish. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2007-2012
Relatively pale. Rather bloody, raw nose with some sweetness, but no great depths. Serviceable! A good airline wine…
Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015