This is an outstanding Napa Cab. It is, however, also quite expensive and while that doesn't figure into the tasting note, it does enter into buying decisions. Purple in color, to the rim. Opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, cedar, dust and slight salinity. On the palate, the flavors all carry thru. This is a bigger wine but not a monster. It is deep and will need another five to ten years to unwind. Quite delicious now however. It went great with homemade Vegetable soup and homemade bread but will easily stand up to bigger foods. I have a lone bottle left and will try to remember to give it a while to see if age helps this develop more.