This can be a polarizing wine. For some people, it is the definition of a fruit bomb and in a bad way. To add insult to injury, those people seem incensed that the wine is so popular. For others, this is one of the top Napa Cabs on the market. There is no denying its success in sales volume. It is purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has tons of cassis, some black cherries, toasty oak, and spice. On the palate, this is jammy black raspberry fruit. Light tannins. Plenty of toasty oak. It is big and for me, borders on too much but stays withing bounds. It is tasty. I would like to see how this ages as I think with ten to twelve years, it will drink well. Many disagree but there is only one way to find out. It drinks well on its own right now and will take big fruit such as BBQ ribs or a steak. By the way, it bears little resemblance to the Caymus Special Select.