I am a big fan of this (and the regular bottling) and find it some of the best values in high end Cabernet from California. This is still young and tight and in need of some air or better, cellar time. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, coffee and char. Just a lovely texture hinting at a bright future. Tingly acidity. Firm tannins. Lots of fruit. Cassis with underlying char. Deep. Long finish. Delicious. This will drink well for the next fifteen, maybe twenty years. Great on its own, this would work great with a really great burger or roasted veggies.