From yet another vineyard managed by Andy Beckstoffer in Napa. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is great with cassis, chocolate, cherries and a sea air note. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, this is delicious. Lots of cassis, black cherries, some chocolate with a bit of char and spice. At age 11, this opens slowly and needs time. It kept improving all night long. This should continue to drink well for another fifteen to twenty years. It drinks great on its own, but a few hours in a decanter would work well. It will work well with a steak or roast.