Redolent of rose petals and black cherry in the nose, it fans out into a silky-smooth texture that supports elegant black currant, blackberry, plum, anise and spice flavors with just a hint of chocolate and herbs. A lengthy finish leaves a velvety impression on the palate. This is an auspicious debut made exclusively from the owner's estate vineyard. Barrel samples from 2001 show it's no flash in the pan. The next Napa cult Cab?