The bouquet on this purple, young California wine is light with and equally light nose on opening of blackberries and plums. In the mouth it is sweet, tannic and rather simple but finishes with a very fleeting hint of chocolate. With 15 minutes of air the nose goes green though the flavors are rich though the tannins are puckery.
With more time, green peppers and oak are prominent, tannins actually relent to a nice balanced wine. If you like a sweeter type cab this is quite flavorful, fruit forward, new world and a nice finish! Raise a glass for $10 a bottle. Wine Spectator rates this wine a generous 87.