Great showing for this wine from the northwest. It is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc from the Champoux vineyard in the Horse Haven Hills. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, dust, slight black olive, and slight bacon fat notes. Full bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, black cherries, cassis with underlying char. Depth and complexity. Medium tannins. Long finish with some heat on it. This drinks great on its own and will work with bigger foods. Hard to go wrong matching it with a filet. Drink over the next eight to ten years.