This is the "second" wine for Bevan, the other Cabs being single vineyard releases. While it is expensive, it is half the price of those other wines. It is a fantastic wine in its own right if not quite as good as those single vineyard wines. Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is great with cassis, leather, slight coffee, some blueberries and spice. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, what a great texture. Rich and muscular but with a touch of finesse. Flavors of cassis, and blueberries intertwines with coffee and spice. Great balance. Long finish. This may improve depending on your tastes but is drinking great now and should continue for twenty years. Great on its own, this needs big (and probably fatty) foods right now. A great wine with Roast Beef or Brisket.