Red/black in color. Aromas of blackcurrants, black raspberries, blueberries, dark chocolate, licorice, sage, thyme, and jasmine leap from the glass. Fine supple tannins with complex flavors of black and red currants, cedar, bay leaf, and cocoa. An exotic wine that displays wonderful texture and length.
October 26, 2006
97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
3 day cold soak, 30 days on skins, indigenous yeast
"A classy, well-structured wine, smooth, rich and detailed, with tiers of blackberry, plum, currant, cedar, mineral and graphite flavors that are intense, full-bodied and well-focused, ending with complex mineral and dark berry flavors and firm tannins. Drink now through 2022." –JL
"Hugely intense in fruity concentration. Few wines in the world have this size, this ripeness, this dramatic volume. New oak is in keeping with the proportion of fruit, and the tannins are strong and hard, as they tend to be from this vineyard, which sprawls across Atlas Peak. There seems to be no reason why this Cabernet should not develop over the years. Hold until 2013, at the very least. Cellar Selection." –SH