This is the "base" Cabernet from the home vineyard of Thomas Rivers Brown. It is anything but a simple wine though. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is great and surprisingly open given its young age. Cassis, cedar, spice, blueberries and slight floral notes. Full bodied with firm tannins. Concentrated cassis with underlying clean earth. Long finish. This really does need at least five years and better to give it ten more years. After that it should be good for another ten to twelve. If opening sooner, than give it a long decant. It drinks well on its own but with food, it will need some fatty foods to work with the tannins.