This is a great value in California Cabernets. Purple in color with ruby swirls. The nose is very nice with cassis, baking spices, slight figs and slight fresh oak. On the palate, this drinks easily but also has some structure to it. Cassis flavors wrapped with spice and char. Medium tannins. This drinks well on its own now but will continue to mature and likely improve slightly over the next ten years. This will work well with grilled and roasted meats or fowls.