This is a riper Cab especially for 2012. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is great with cassis, baking spices, char, and slight blueberries. Full bodied. Tannic. Great balance and texture. On the palate coffee and cassis with underlying char. Long finish. Delicious. This is drinking well now but should continue to mature. Drink over the next ten to fifteen years. A nice match with Filet Mignon.