Nose of berries with a vanilla note
Rich core, fairly dense, with a herbal back drop
Oaky finish with moderate tannins
I paired this with a steak at a New York steakhouse. It did just fine as a pairing, but wasn't all that memorable. Especially since I had to pay $14 by the glass.
While it seemed pretty well made, it tasted too typical. So many Cabs in this price range have that oaky character. This in itself is not a bad thing, but many wines are starting to taste the same because of the prominent oak.
I guess the answer is to keep trying new wines. Raise a glass!