This is a classic wine from a good if not great vintage. The nice thing about that is the pricing may be better and the wine is drinking well earlier. Purple in color with garnet swirls. The nose is pretty with cassis, graphite, spices and slight roasted herbs. Full bodied. Lovely texture. Medium tannins. On the palate, this is delicious. Deep with lots of cassis and spice. Long finish. This is drinking great now, but perhaps will still improve a bit. It has a Bordeaux-ish personality but with California fruit (and sunshine). Drink over the next fifteen to twenty years. It will for great with roasted portobellos and of course a steak.