Crisp, elegant black-plum and cassis flavors are framed with notes of fresh herb, dried lavender, cedar and tobacco on this single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Generous proportions of new French-oak add abundant vanilla and sweet-spice tones to the nose and palate. Pleasurable now, but grippy tannins and a firm structure could evolve well over the next 3–5 years.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org