This is a project by Cameron and Bahaneh Hobel with Thomas Rivers Brown as the winemaker.  They now make, I believe, three different wines.  This is deep ruby in color with a purple core.  The nose is sweet black raspberries, spices and slight oak.  On the palate, this has nice cassis fruit, a hint of cough syrup over a bit of gravel and char.  I think this wine is more sweet than residual sugar which means that it should settle down a bit as it ages.  Medium tannins.  Good finish.  It needs about seven to ten years to all come together and should be good for ten to fifteen after that.  It is delicious right now.  Decidedly a big Napa Cabernet.  I enjoyed it very much but Francophile's will need to wait on it.  It drinks great on its own but will be a bit difficult with food until it matures.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96
Vintage: 
2017

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