64% Cabernet Sauvignon; 36% Merlot. From its deep, impressively extracted aromas of currants, coffee and herbs to its dense, tannin-framed flavors, this very rich opus is filled with promise and presently shows only a glimpse of the richness to come. Its formidable finishing tannins dissuade early drinking, but the wine has all the right pieces in all the right places to develop brilliantly with time.
Full ruby-red. Pungent, high-pitched aromas of blackberry, cassis, minerals, bitter chocolate and mocha. Suave, fine-grained and densely packed, with lovely violet lift to its concentrated dark fruit and mineral flavors. Juicy acidity and serious building tannins give this very young wine terrific backbone for aging. Really spreads out to saturate the palate.