There was a time that I drank a lot of this wine (back in the early parts of this century). It had been a while but this seemed to still have that level of quality. At under $20, this is a very nice value for people who like ripe California Cabs with a bit of oak and lots of fruit. Purple in color. The nose has cassis, fresh cut lumber, spice and cherries. On the palate, the juicy red fruit takes a more predominant roll with just a touch of oak in the background. Mild tannins. Nice finish. All in all, easy drinking wine made to share with lots of friends.