Nice to try this from a "lesser" vintage but with some nice age on it. It is in a very good place right now. It is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Cabernet Franc. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, tobacco and a slight herbal notes. Also a but of spice. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, cassis with underlying char. Lots of depth. Nice finish. This won't get better but it is drinking very nicely and should continue for another eight to twelve years. It works on its own but worked great with mushroom ravioli. A great example of great winemakers (Russell Bevan) making great wine in off vintages.