Nose: Expressive red fruit notes, layered by spices and sweet notes from the oak.
Palate: Smooth tannins but showing a good structure and well balanced acidity. Nice and pleasant finish.
Pairing: Serve from 16° C (60° F) to 18° C (64° F). The ideal companion for pastas, pork and grilled red meat.
Bargain hunters should stalk this toasty, firm, well-made Cab because there aren't many better in the price range. The palate features pure dark cherry and cassis flavors, while the structure is tight but not hard. Finishes with coffee and sweet, ripe tannins. Drink now and all the way through 2008.