Good bright, deep red-ruby. Riper on the nose than the basic Knights Valley cabernet, offering scents of blackberry, mocha and menthol. Denser on the palate too, with lovely shape and restraint to the dark berry, bitter chocolate and licorice flavors. This will require at least a couple years in bottle to express itself. Finishes with dusty, broad, supple tannins and subtle lingering sweetness.