Berries on the nose
Dry and elegant on the palate
Finishes with more fruit and toasty oak characteristics, accompanied by moderate tannins
There is a nice, dry quality about this wine. It has that elegance and balance similar to what is found in many red Bordeaux, but is less common in California. It's a nice alternative to the big, powerful Napa Valley Cab's when you're looking for something more subtle. Don't get me wrong, though, it's still a fruit-forward and modern-style Cab.
I see it on a lot of steakhouse wine lists, and recommend this as a lower-priced alternative to the big name wines. Recently, at a Morton's, I paid $50 a bottle. Raise a glass!