This is a nice almost old school California Cabernet. Thought there is plenty of fruit, I would not call it a fruit bomb. More of a middle ground style of wine. It is aged for two years in American oak, 50% new. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has cassis, cloves, and nutmeg. On the palate, this has cassis over a dried wood quality. Good acidity. Medium to full bodied. 13.8% ABV. Good finish. This is still young but is drinking well. It works a bit better with food though its fine on its own. Think stews and casseroles. It should continue to mture for five to seven more and be more "Bordeaux-like" for a decade after that.