2009 Delectus Bear Crossing Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley

Just as the name suggests, Bear Crossing is a gentle giant. Start with intense dark chocolate and strong minerality. It has less forest floor aromas (than French Wedding and Boulder Falls). The nose begins to reveal a blend of wood and citrus. Graphite, light smoke, oak and charred wood develop into nuances of black cherry and candied orange peel. The massive tannins offer huge and complex structure that’s loaded with lots of beefy meat & minerality. The extremely long finish leaves an aftertaste of espresso grounds, black tea and tar. - Winery [+]