Listed at a low alcohol level for a hot vintage and vineyard, this is still and 100% varietal. Its black licorice, sugared plum and exotic spice aromas show a penetrating purity. The palate is all about delicacy and elegance, which it brings in abundance. It's a very pretty expression of this variety, maybe too much so for some tastes, without the variety's typical tannic heft. But for those looking for a sophisticated style of Cabernet, look no further.
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