"Color: Intense dark purple and red Aroma: Black cherries, cream de cassis, smoke, tobacco, anise, and minerals all come in waves in this big, well structured cab. Fine tannins and the judicious use of oak, which was all French, come together to create velvety texture that will be pleasing for many years to come. Palate: The palate follows the nose with a black & blue-berried fruitfulness that doesn't overpower the roses, licorice, and smoke hints. This is a well balanced wine with outstanding power." - Winery [+]