This is Becklyn's base Cabernet. Even so, it is still a great bottle and is expensive. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. Opaque and bright. The nose has a lot of cassis, some cedar and spice. On the palate, this is full bodied. Firm tannins. Lots of cassis, some blueberries over some cedar/earthiness. Lush and delicious. Nice finish. This drinks great on its own right now. It will require some grilled or roasted meat. This should continue to evolve over the next seven to ten years and become more complex and food friendly. It will drink well for twelve to fifteen years.